Jacksonville Rotary Club 100th Anniversary Gala

We could not help but share these awesome photos from the Jacksonville Rotary Club 100th Anniversary Gala at the Hyatt. We are in LOVE with the uplighting. Look at that color! Brides, can you imagine having your wedding photos with that pop of color in the back! LOVE IT!

Look at how the lighting looks so gorgeous in the background between the blue up lighting and the sconces and chandeliers of the Hyatt. SOOOO elegant!

Thank you to Christy Whitehead Photography for taking a couple of table shots for us!

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Peacock inspiration shoot — North Florida wedding and event florist

We are super excited and head over heels in love with this photo shoot we participated in at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens.

This was a peacock inspired wedding shoot. Peacock is hot right now, and we are in love with the colors and the many different looks you can create with it.

You can go really over the top dramatic with peacock feathers and bursts of color everywhere or you can go very subtle and elegant.

Tanya Hendricks, with Southern Charm Events, and Christy Whitehead, of Christy Whitehead Photography, really pulled together a nice, elegant and modern “wedding.”

Our favorite image from the shoot is above! This is in the Jaguar area at the Zoo. You will be seeing this image pop up in a lot of our advertising, it is such a romantic image!

We were originally supposed to have matching dresses for the “bridesmaids” but Bonny Bridal sent us two peacock toned dresses that were very similar in cut to each other. A lot of brides are choosing to have their bridesmaids wear similar but not the same dresses. And this is really a nice way to add some more color and perhaps allow each bridesmaid to let a bit of her own personality shine through.

And, our floral artist and painter extraordinaire Amy Dwarika painted the bride’s shoes.

Thank you to Visual Power Cinema for this video! And Christy Whitehead Photography for the photos.

Thank you to all our fabulous vendors that participated!

Southern Charm Weddings & Events Event Planner
Metro Custom Cakes, Inc. Cake Designer
Lindsey Wirht Makeup Artist Makeup Artist
Ten23 Designs Plates, vinyl decals, table settings
Brad Goodell: The Wedding Gallery Peacock glasses and cutter
Cami’s Paper Paper Props
Park Side Harmony Sign in album
The Headband Shoppe Jewelry
Siera Bushor Hair Stylist
Christy Whitehead Photography PHOTOS!
Romas Banaitis Wedding Bands
Liquid Courage Flasks
Estylo Jewelry Jewelry
Beachview rentals Equipment Rentals
Bonny Bridal Dress Designer
LennaBea Cindy Zeigler Veils and headpieces
David’s Tuxedos Tuxedo and Mens Attire
Visual Power Cinema John Powers Video
Christy Whitehead Guy’s ties and hats
Beverly Pye Second Shooter
Jill Stonier-Professional Makeup Artist Makeup Artist
Ashleigh Dean- Hair stylist Hair Stylist
Renae Saf – Hair Stylist Hair Stylist
Amy Dwarika – custom painted art & wearables Painted shoes
Put It On Canvas Gerri Hubbard Canvas
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens Venue
Nita’s All Washed Up Official Dry cleaner

Peacock Wedding Cake Server and Knife Brad Goodell: The Wedding Gallery http://www.etsy.com/shop/bradgoodell

Cami’s Paper (mad libs and Mr & Mrs. signs) http://www.etsy.com/shop/camispaperie

Sign in Album Park Side Harmony http://www.etsy.com/shop/parksideharmony

Bridesmaids Necklaces  (feather necklace) The Headband Shoppe http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHeadbandShoppe

Wedding Rings Romas Banaitis http://www.etsy.com/shop/RomasBanaitis

Peacock Flasks, http://www.etsy.com/shop/LiquidCourage

Bride’s necklace & earrings, bracelets for all the girls: www.estylojewelry.com and estylojewelry.etsy.com

And thank you to our models!

BRIDE & GROOM Makayla Brie & Ethan Gosselin


Ryan Neff

Katie Brannen

Conrad Poston

Cirena Haines

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OneJax — North Florida Event Florist

We recently had the honor of doing flowers for OneJax at the Hyatt.

OneJax is an interfaith organization that promotes respect and understanding among people of different religions, races, and cultures.

Thank you to Christy Whitehead Photography for catching a couple of photos of the tables for us!










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Premier Bridal Show St. Augustine, Fl

We recently attended the Premier Bridal Show at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village. We love this location, it’s so nice and well put together, one of our favorite bridal shows.

We had a huge corner booth. The bridal shows are a great way for us to show off different ideas for weddings, from bouquets to centerpieces. We were packed with brides looking at all the displays we did.

We had Gerri, of Put it on Canvas, print us a banner. She also does all of our canvases. She does EXCELLENT work and her color canvases are exceptional quality. Plus, the customer service is always great.

We did quite a few displays of flowers and petals on the floor. This is one area that sometimes gets overlooked, but it can be a very nice touch for a wedding or reception.

On the floor is our Best of Bride (Jacksonville Magazine) award plaque. Thank you to everyone who voted for us!

This type of centerpiece is great for reception tables. It not only adds height, texture and color, but the base area is open, allowing for a free flow of conversation amongst your guests.

The silvery white branches can be incorporated into centerpieces, or used around an alter. They add a very elegant woodsy and natural effect.

It was so nice meeting all of you at the bridal show!

Thank you to Christy Whitehead Photography, a wedding photographer in North Florida for capturing these shots for us.

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One Year — Jacksonville and St. Augustine Florist

It’s been one year since we moved into our new location on Country Road 210 and we want to thank all of our clients for helping us to make this the best year yet!

We can’t thank enough all the brides who have continued to leave awesome feedback on sites like Wedding Wire and The Knot and voting for us in Jacksonville Magazine’s Bride.








This year we are making some more changes. We recently released our new logo!

And we have a new website in the works.

If you are getting married, please give us a call to come by and see our studio and design space on County Road 210 in St. Augustine. It’s right in between Jacksonville and the World Golf Village, so not far at all! (And YES! We still do weddings and events in Jacksonville as well!)


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Nancy and Michael’s Wedding, One Year Later: North Florida Florist

It’s been one year since Nancy & Mike got married. They were married at the Saint Georges Antiochian Orthodox Church and their gorgeous reception was held at the Ramallah Club.

J Mosley photography shot their wedding and Christy Whitehead Photography did beforehand photos of the reception hall for us.

Since it’s been a year, we figured we’d ask the beautiful and pregnant (with a girl named Rose, after Nancy’s middle name) Nancy about her wedding.

What do you remember most about your wedding day?

My first dance with my husband. Having 300 people watch us on the dance floor, it was surreal.

What was your favorite part?

All the dancing was really fun, the band really made it fun!

Why did you choose A Fantasy in Flowers?

I was reluctant after having a series of strike-outs with several other “recommended” florists but ultimately I went with them because Susan was professional and confident in her work. I trusted she could handle such a big event.

What would you say to brides who are thinking about doing their own flowers?

Why would you want to torture yourself? Leave that to the professionals, you will have 100 other things to take care of. Flowers are beautiful and need to be done by a professional. Till this day, I still get compliments on the flowers and décor all done by A Fantasy in Flowers. I would NEVER recommend doing that, even if you are crafty, not for your own wedding!!!

What was it like working with A Fantasy in Flowers?

They were hands down my favorite wedding vendor. And I loved all my vendors, but they were the easiest to work with. Susan and her team understood what I wanted and didn’t try to impose their vision on me like so many others did. Susan set up a meeting with me at the venue and then her creative team really shined and put together a magical, romantic event for me. All with very little color which is what I wanted. She captured my own vision and her team executed it beautifully. The venue I had it at even features pictures from only my wedding on their website, guess they liked it too ☺ They have several weddings there and only my pictures are featured. I’d say that is a great compliment for A Fantasy in Flowers!

(A Fantasy in Flowers did all of the drapery for Nancy’s wedding.)

Anything else you would like to add?

Do not waste your time with other florists. I probably met with 10 and knew when I met Susan that my search was over. My bouquets, centerpieces, linens, room décor, all were beautiful. Really they deliver, with no headache and can do it within your budget and all the while being 100% professional. That’s a hard thing to say in the wedding industry.

Congrats on your anniversary Nancy and Mike and on the impending birth of your little girl Rose!

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Hydrangeas, why we love them! — North Florida Florist

We love hydrangeas at A Fantasy in Flowers. Not only do they come in an assortment of colors but their big flowery heads mean that you need less of them to fill a bouquet or centerpiece, making them an extremely affordable option for many brides.

Hydrangeas are thought to stand for friendship, understanding and devotion—perfect for two people starting a long life together.  Another definition of what the flower stands for, says that it stands for “heartfelt emotions” and is used to “express gratitude for being understood.”

Martha Stewart’s website has a nice group of photos showing different ways to use Hydrangeas in centerpieces. We particularly love the green apple ribbon table—gorgeous!

One of the other ideas on Martha Stewart’s site was to put them in little white buckets with the buckets showing a table number. This is cute idea and our friends over at Ten 23 Designs can help you do the vinyl numbers.

Some of our brides are scared to use Hydrangeas because they’ve seen them in other weddings and they are wilted and sad looking. This is why we HIGHLY recommend you use a professional florist, we know how much water to give them to keep them looking beautiful all day long.

If you would like to dry your flowers and preserve them after your wedding, here are some tips on how to do it and also how to use them in wreaths and things:


Thank you to Christy Whitehead at Christy Whitehead Photography for supplying photos from our past weddings and events of flowers we created.

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