I offer complete wedding floral services which include wedding bouquet flowers, bridesmaids bouquets, pin on and wrist corsages, presentation bouquets, boutonnières, alter flowers, flower girl petals and accessories, ring bearer pillows and accessories, centerpieces, ceremony decor, tablescaping, and various rentals. each design uses you and your personality to create your perfect wedding day. I not only design your flowers, but I will walk you through the process educating you on what works best. Every design is made 24 to 48 hours prior to your event.
I only use the best flowers to be found and always try to use the types that make your wedding unique to you. My flowers come from the Netherlands, United States, and South America. Only the best for my brides. I want you to have a memory of your day filled with nature’s beautiful gifts.
I am a a fully licensed and insured professional. I offer delivery, rentals, set up and design for your special day. Costs vary according to the quanity, the season, the types of flowers, the amount of labor, and level of detail needed for achieving that perfect look you desire.
photography by Fran Willis Photography
I am the creator and head of a group called Connections for Weddings where we have over 500 members to date. The idea for this group is a place that brides and families to find professionals to help you with your special day. With over 500 professionsls from every aspect of the industry, you can find the perfect fit. We also showcase professionals with styleshoots of different themes to show how talented this group truly is. As a result , we have been published in many online and hard print publications.
Logo by Always on Brand
I am a wife to Michael and mother to my beautiful daughter, Amanda. I am based in Williamsburg but travel throughout Virginia and surrounding areas. I have a true passion for people and decorating and design. That allows me to create for you! Designing what you imagine is a huge joy. No one will give you more commitment to you I love what I do and feel very blessed that I am able to do something so fun and unique. I can create funky and fun; charming and graceful; lavish and luxurious; exotic and elegant; crisp and clean; fresh and fragrant. You dream it and I will create it. I go to the wholesaler and handpicked your flowers to ensure you the quality available. Some people go to work. I never consider it work. To me it is an honor and a gift to be a small part of your special day. I think attention to detail is everything.
My passion is to make your day as special as you are!
Our initial meeting will be a brief phone call to ask about the basics. If you would like to continue we can FaceTime or meet in person. This meeting we get down to the style, types, and your visions. I show you types of flowers, educate you, and listen to you.
Photography Shawn Sawyer Photography
After our initial consultation, I will give you a rough idea of what things are available in your price range. My job is to make it work. You hire me for not only the design but the knowledge of flowers. If you are happy with this part, I ask for a small retainer fee that is applied to your end totals. This is non refundable and secures the date for only you. I do a limited amount of weddings per day to give you my FULL attention.
Photography by Wild Heart Films
Once the date is secured the designing begins. I like to take your personality and your visions and make them into a story of your love thru the floral creations. Changes can be made as many times as you desire up to 30 days prior to the event. I understand that you may have changes. My goal is to make your wedding as individual as you are. Photography by Daniel Jackson Studios
Customer Service is a must. I never leave until everything is perfect. If I need to help somewhere other than flowers, I am there. I never drop and run. Your day is too important to me to ever just leave. I want only the best for my clients and will never settle for less than that. I stay until I feel everything is perfect for you.
Published Aisle Society November 2017. https://www.aislesociety.com/post/cozy-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration
Published Pretty Pear Bride June 2018
Published Tidewater and Tulle. April 2017. Industrial Concrete Wedding Inspiration
Published Asile society December 2017
Grand Prize Winner Art & Garden Tablescape Design. May 2017
Aisle Society Pro Award May 2017, October 2017
Mountainside Bride published November 2017. Market at Grelen Styled Shoot
Virginia Bride Magazine August 2017 Industrial Shoot. Http://www.vabridemagazine/country-meets-City
So This Is Love Publication in March 2018
Borrowed and Blue August 31 2017 Classic Romance at Boxwood Inn
Featured Vendor Borrowed and Blue Red and Pink Styled Shoot. March 2017
2017 Gold Medal Vendor Borrowed and Blue. Industrial Styled Shot
Borrowed and Blue Nautical Styled Shoot February 2017
Virginia Bride Magazine August 2017 Whitehurst-Buffington
Carolina Bride Magazine 2 page spread Oct 2017. Flyaway North Carolina
Styled Shoots Across America August 2017
The Overwhelmed Bride October 2017
Love Inc. Magazine October 2017. Cozy Winter Wedding Inspiration in Virginia Countryside
A Princess Inspired. November 2017. Hippodrome Styled Shoot
Love & Lavender November 2017 Romantic Robin Egg Blue Virginia Styled Shoot
Published Aisle Society December 2017 https://www.aislesociety.com/post/vintage-wedding-ideas-blue-ridge-mountains?utm_source=mountainsidebride&utm_medium=email&utm_term=unclaimed-featured&utm_content=I+Do+Weddings+with+Love&utm_campaign=Vintage+Wedding+Ideas+in+the+Blue+Ridge+Mountains
Tidewater & Tulle. December 2017. Melissa and Anthony Wedding
Published Aisle Society December 2017
Publish February 2018. Big Love Small Weddings
Named Top Pro on Thumbtack. January 2018
Named Couples Choice with Wedding Wire January 2018
Named Top Pro Thumbtack January 2018
Featured in Hill City Bride. January 2018
Featured on Pinterest. January 2018
Featured Big Fat Indian Wedding March 2018
Featured Burnett’s Boards. April 2018.
shabby chic meets bohemian wedding style
Florist to Florist Moderator since 2017 to 2018
Virginia Beach, Norfolk, & Hampton Roads Wedding Vendor & Bridal Network. 2016
Connections for Weddings LLC. 2015 Founder
https://vimeo.com/237228555 Waverley Estates
by Brian Charles Films
https://vimeo.com/231023145 Hippodrome by Brian Charles Films
https://vimeo.com/225838964 Flyaway by Brian Charles Films
https://vimeo.com/224880526 Flyaway by Brian Charles Films
by Wild Heart Films
March 31 · I've known Annette for a long time, and I can honestly say with her bright personality and creativity you could be in no better hands on your special day. Just look at all of those gorgeous photos! Her experience and talent speak for themselves.
March 8 · As a friend and colleague of Annette I can say that she is one of the hardest working florists and designers I know. From BEAUTIFUL decor items she has for rent to the gorgeous floral displays she creates, she truly designs a space that reflects her client.. She doesn't leave your location until it looks gorgeous, even if that means helping caterers, fixing linens, etc. When you trust her with your big day, she treats it like her own event.
March 8 · I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Annette on multiple projects for Colonial Heritage and the couples having their special day here. Her personable, professional service with exceptional attention to detail and creativity blows my mind. I have had wonderful comments from the brides I recommend to her and will continue to do so with the utmost confidence that they will be well cared for and have exactly what they envision for their day.
Bea Mazzonius. 08/14/17
No request is too big OR too small. I love that you treat every customer's needs with the utmost respect and put all your love and energy and hard work. I asked for a flower crown for a bridal shower. Sounds a little simple but what it meant to us was more than words could express. With a few short adjectives to describe what I wanted but without a real vision, Annette took her creative and artistic talents and created a perfect floral crown that the bride to be LOVED. It's like she knew her and you could tell she put a lot of thought into what I asked for and what I gave her to work with. Annette was also incredibly flexible to help get the crown to me. Again, no project is too big or too small for her to help with and she puts 110% and all her love and passion into all of her projects. I can't think of a lot of people with that kind of dedication. She loves what she does, is phenomenal at what she does and people love her for it! Thanks again, Annette Bottey Lindsey!!!!!!
Annette is amazing and she goes above and beyond!! I couldn't have been more pleased with her work. The decorated gazebo, table centerpieces, and bouquet were absolutely gorgeous. She even made my two dogs floral collars to wear in their pictures!! I can't say enough good things about Annette and her work!
Annette did a splendid job for my wedding and I could not have asked for a better, more skilled and more engaging florist. She took the time to understand my vision, suggested flowers and leaves that would highlight the color scheme of our wedding and made an exquisite bouquet, incredible centerpieces and unique boutonnieres. Not only is she a very professional and talented florist, but she is also a wonderful person. Wholeheartedly recommend her!!
Annette is an incredibly personable, bubbly, fun person. She is a great visionary, and has a real touch of flair for what she does. Our table centerpieces and bridal aisle were absolutely gorgeous, and she was also a huge help in setting the table and arch decorations using items that we brought.
Annette created the absolute perfect setting for my daughter's wedding. She listened and created exactly what my daughter wanted. She is wonderful to work with and made my life so easy. Every detail was covered. She responded quickly and nothing was ever an issue.. I loved the flowers so much -- after the wedding we donated them to Hospice House to share the beauty she created
Annette was extremely helpful in explaining to me what was feasible and assisting in shaping my vision for my wedding flowers; I came to her with only the vaguest ideas of what flowers I wanted. The results were stunning and we received lots of compliments on my bouquet in particular. She also recommended other local wedding vendors from her years working in the industry which ended up leading us to our DJ, another great find. I highly recommend working with her.
March 19 · I know Annette's work from numerous weddings, word of mouth referrals, collaborations with other vendors as a regional industry influencer and stylist, as well as her unparalleled interpersonal skills. She is the most professional yet caring vendor you will ever hire and she invests part of herself into each and every wedding she styles. Her esthetic for florals and decor are breathtakingly beautiful and will add so much your special day! I have been in the wedding industry for many years and this lady is outstanding as a resource, a professional, and an industry leader!
Annette brought my floral vision to life! I wanted a lot of flowers at my wedding so we ended up with quite a few pieces. I had 10 centerpieces, 2 floral urns, 2 tiebacks made of flowers, flowers for my cake, flowers for the aisle, parent/grandparent flowers, and of course my large bouquet. Everything was perfect and she ensured that what I wanted was a part of my wedding. She made excellent suggestions and additions like some beautiful quicksand roses. In the end everything looked elegant and beautiful. Annette has a wonderful passion for what she does and it shines through in her work.
Category: FlowersServices Used: Consultations, Delivery, Set Up, Aisle Decor, Altar Decor, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Table Arrangements, Corsages,Single Flowers
Annette was great! She was able to give examples of flowers that would go with my venue and helped me when I changed the flowers I wanted during the wedding. She was also accommodating and dropped our flowers off at the hotel instead of the venue like we had originally planned. Her flower arrangements were gorgeous and got a lot of compliments from our guests.
I Do Weddings with Love responded with the following comments:
You are a complete joy to work with. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and love. Thank you so much for allowing me the honor of being a small part of your special day
Wedding: 05/27/2018Services Used: FlowersReviewed On: 06/06/2018
March 5 · Annette has a passion that you don't often come across. She loves what she does and especially helping her clients and friends. I have worked with Annette many times and have always loved the flowers and decor that she creates!! You are in great hands with her - no matter what the occasion!
March 5 · I've worked with Annette on many different occasions and she is by far the BEST! Not only is she super talented with a creative eye, she has a positive spirit and would do anything for her clients and fellow vendors.
Putting the bride's vision into reality is obviously Annette's priority. I've never had anyone spend as much time as she did for my daughter's wedding. My bride's challenge was imagining how things would appear. That's not always easy for everyone. We're both very grateful for EVERYTHING that Annette did to have such spectacular quality and color with her arrangements. She's a terrific listener which enables her to pay attention to every detail. If you're debating between choosing another florist and her, like I was at first...once you discover how genuine Annette's passion is to match her customer's expectations....you'll immediately realize the decision's already been made! Her efforts are above and beyond most bridal vendors, in addition of being mindful of budget parameters, too. Haven't ordered wedding pics yet...may post later. Have a look at the "sample" bouquet she put together (pictured below) after a last-minute request from me to add to my bridal portrait setting with my daughter. This is a fraction of what we had for the entire wedding, but several guests and wedding party members complimented the flowers. She's absolutely a gem to work with! HIRE HER!
I look forward to meeting with you anyway that works best. I do only a limited number of weddings per day. I love what I do so I want to give you FULL attention you deserve.
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Appointments can be made any day of the week
See page 2 for Initial Consultation Questions
Rentals also offered