13 total reviews
Wedding Date: 2/1/2014
Botanica exceeded every expectation we imagined for our wedding floral design. We were directed to Ian by our wonderful photographer, Djamel Ramoul, after hearing our desire to achieve an elegant old Florida look that would be earthy and natural but classic, not rustic (we weren’t even sure what this would be but we wanted it!) and we were a little concerned on how to make this work at our venue (MFA in St. Petersburg). After meeting with Ian in Tampa, there was not a reason to visit another; he took our ideas and grew them into something absolutely amazing. Ian understood the design goal and direction, provided helpful suggestions to guide our choices, listened well to our feedback, and he left no doubt that he and his team would create a beautiful and unique expression of us through the floral design. When we returned months later to see a mockup of one of the centerpieces, I actually cried (and felt ridiculous!) but apparently this is a normal reaction for Botanica brides as their work is truly this moving. In addition to our centerpieces, Ian had added a few design touches to the table that made the whole unit work perfectly in concert. Yes, our budget needed a little adjusting as we spend disproportionately more on floral but the cost benefit is huge, it really was the highlight of the wedding and guests continue to tell us how impressed they were by the décor. Everything Botanica did for our wedding (church and reception floral, lighting, feasting table centerpiece, guest table centerpieces, bouquets, cake floral, flower children headpieces, escort card table grass/box) was outstanding. While we were on our honeymoon, Botanica even emailed to let us know that nursing home residents were enjoying our floral and that made us so happy to know others would continue to enjoy the beauty and joy Botanica had brought to our wedding!
Wedding Date: 5/25/2013
Zoe at Botanica was a godsend. She understood the look and feel that I wanted and brought everything to life even better than I could have imagined. The day of my sneak peek, I cried when I saw the set-up of the linens, flowers, and mercury glass...it was perfect. Every experience with Botanica was a positive one and I would recommend them to any bride who wants to ensure that her wedding day is special and unique.
~Samantha and Ryan
Wedding Date: 1/19/2013
Botanica did an amazing job on our wedding flowers. They were beautiful, full floral arrangements. They were very helpful throughout the planning process specially since we were from out of state. I would recommend Botanica to any bride!
Wedding Date: 11/3/2012
Zoe and her group at Botanica were amazing!! Beautiful flowers and linens, great customer service. A little more expensive then other vendors but not out of line for what we had envisioned and well worth it! Flowers were a huge deal to me and I was not disappointed.
Wedding Date: 11/2/2012
Found Botanica online since we live out of town, and they were so helpful, professional, and reasonably priced. The flowers turned out exactly as we'd hoped. I explained flowers and colors that I'd like to include, and they chose the arrangements.Turned out perfect.
Wedding Date: 7/7/2012
Botanica is amazing! We got so many compliments on our flowers, bouquets, and lighting! We had our reception at the Dali Museum, and they were able to create arrangements and lighting that fit perfectly with our unique style and the cool contemporary style of the Dali! It looked beautiful and their customer service is fantastic. Zoe was so helpful and nice! Can't recommend them highly enough. They are awesome!
Wedding Date: 4/28/2012
Botanica did a wonderful job! We were so thrilled with the bouquets and the table arrangements, as well as the palms they had scattered throughout the event space to define it and hide certain details (like our band set-up) during the ceremony (since we used the same space). Ian did a brilliant job of coming up with a concept that matched our style and the bridal party's attire. I also liked that he took my initial idea of hurricane candles as a centerpiece and made it more special by proposing mercury glass hurricanes, which looked amazing as the sun was going down. When I saw everyone together, the floral really made everything come together and gave it a great pop. I chose Botanica despite knowing they were higher end because I knew I would get a terrific result and wanted to prioritize quality over quantity. They didn't disappoint. Ian, Zoe and their entire team are wonderful and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a unique and personal floral style to their event.
Wedding Date: 4/22/2012
There are not words to describe how AMAZING this team of floral designers is. I hired them just a few months before my April wedding, after having to terminate my agreement with another florist that I didn't feel was providing the best service. I was so worried that a florist would not be able to go through the design process quickly enough to meet my crunched timeline, but Ian and Zoe at Botanica just listened to what I wanted and reassured me that they could do it. When they showed me my mockup tables, I was FLOORED at how they took what was in my head and make it even better than I had imagined. With that reassurance, I gladly signed the contract, which was reasonably priced and easy to negotiate. On my wedding day, THEY BLEW MY MIND! I cry just thinking about how gorgeous the reception site was and how excited my groom and I were to see it. Botanica thought of everything and my guests said they had never seen such amazing flowers and attention to detail! Even the venue staff said that it was the most exciting decor setup that they had seen in that venue. Not to mention, they had to relocate and adjust the entire setup for my ceremony and cocktail hour on the fly due to extremely high winds. Ian and Zoe are not only extremely talented and awesome at what they do, but they were a REAL PLEASURE to work with. They listened to every word that I said and guided me along the process. Meeting with them was like getting together with Friends. They never seemed stressed about anything and so on my wedding day, I had ZERO STRESS because I knew they had everything under control.
I can not recommend them enough and will never forget the integral part they played in making my wedding day better than I had ever dreamed of!
Wedding Date: 2/11/2012
I was so impressed with not only the product they provided, but with the incredible design ideas they brought to the table!
Wedding Date: 11/19/2011
Botanica florist is the florist that made my wedding BEAUTIFUL! They are truly geniuses at what they do and very talented. When I first walked into my reception, my mouth dropped to the floor. I was speechless and was left in tears. It really was beautiful. I felt like I was in one of those redesign TV shows seeing the finishing project for the first time. I would recommend them 100% and am so happy with they did for my wedding. The bouquets, the centerpieces, everything....truly amazing and beautiful.
Wedding Date: 8/27/2011
Gorgeous work! beyond me expectations
Wedding Date: 9/10/2011
We cannot say enough about Botanica, Ian and his team. Everything was absolutely perfect! They were so amazing, creative, and extremely patient with us! They were able to work with our budget and their fees are more than fair! If you are unsure of flower types, or how to imagine the final product, just trust Ian's judgement. We are so glad we did. He saw our vision and put together the most beautiful centerpieces, tables, and decor. We were absolutely blown away by the exquisite work done by Ian and his team when we got a 'sneak peek' of the room! The time that they took and the attention to detail was certainly noticed. Our guests are still raving about how beautiful our decor and flowers were and we could never thank Botanica enough! On top of the stunning flowers provided, they are fun to work with!
Thank You for making our special day so beautiful!
~ Emily & Lars
Wedding Date: 5/22/2011
Botanica International does beautiful work. The floral designer really helped to capture my wedding vision within the tight budget I had. They made great recommendations and were easy to work with even from a distance (ours was a destination wedding). The bouquets lasted long past our wedding day, and our rented centerpieces got great reviews.
Botanica International Design Studio
From Floral to furniture, Botanica can assist you with all of your event design needs. To us, beauty is the awe that is experienced in a variety of ways by all attending your event. The “take your breath away” moment when the doors first open and the tears of overwhelming joy as the details unfold.
- Price Range: $$$
- Type: Wedding Day Flowers
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013