Booking 2019 Weddings & Events

I Do Weddings with Love

I Do Weddings with Love
Full Service Luxury Wedding Floral Designs

I Do Weddings with Love

I Do Weddings with Love
Full Service Luxury Wedding Floral Designs



Minority and Woman Owned Business 

Supporter of LBGTQ Community 

Specializing in Cultural Weddings and Events


Minority and Woman Owned Business 

Supporter of LBGTQ Community 

Specializing in Cultural Weddings and Events

Annette Lindsey, Owner

Unique Handcrafted Floral Designs


Luxury is not about only money but about the entire experience.  My business is personal and on purpose.  I am a firm believer that Love is Love.  I am truly blessed to be able to celebrate love with my experience and skill to make your dream event come to life.  I pride myself in making every experience unique to you, never following someone’s ideas.  We create YOUR experience. 


I offer complete wedding floral services in two different ways.


Full service luxury florals and decor.  I will provide all that you need to create that magical memory which includes luxury vase rentals, unique arbor and ceremony pieces.  I take your vision and make it happen.  I will assist you with those one of a kind pieces that you thought was just a dream.  I want you to relax and I will make this as easy for you as possible.  I will help you with linen rentals, invitations, rentals, anything to make your day perfect.  I will do a complete consultation and detailed concept.


Lifestyle luxury wedding florals.  This is a traditional  luxury floral designs.  I will assist you with the same one of a kind creations.  This includes rentals if desired.  This includes a consultation and complete designs and set up.


I realize that a wedding day prep is a lot of work.  I want to make this as easy as possible.  I travel throughout Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington DC.  I absolutely love to travel.


My consultation is free so so what do you have to lose. I so look forward to meeting you 


Annette




Testimonial  from Stacy Tischler 


Annette did an exceptional job for our wedding, it was beyond stunning. I’m a very visual person, and when looking on line for examples of flowers to give Annette an ideal of what I was looking for, I found more examples of things I didn’t like than I liked, so I realized maybe I’m more picky about flowers than I thought. So therefore, it was one area I was worried about leading into the wedding just cause you can’t see it in person prior to. However, I would not worry in the least when working with Annette as she far you exceeded my expectations. The room was more beautiful and spectacular than I could have ever imagined and the chuppah was probably my highlight – the most stunning flower arrangement I’ve ever seen on a Chuppah. Everything she did was exceptional and made the Williamsburg Winery shine. I was blown away as it looked more beautiful and spectacular than I could have ever pictured. I can't thank you her enough for making whatever scattered vision I had look as beautiful as she did. Hiring her was hands down one of our best decisions for the weekend!  09/08/18

  

Woman-owned business

photography by Fran Willis Photography 




About Me

What makes me different?

I am a lover of family, flowers, and friends.  If it sparkles I love it even more!  My goal is to make your day something that you will always remember and cherish.  I am so proud that I have stepped into owning my own business and doing things my way. No one loves flowers more than me!

Booking Your Day

Consultation

FaceTime, in person, or on the phone.  We can chat about what your visions are and what we can do to get you  there.  I will help answer all your questions, give you advice, and help you with referrals. My goal is to make the process as easy and fun as possible.  This is a true memory making time in your lives.  

Let’s Create

I create unique designs to allow for one of a kind experiences with no detail left undone. My goal is to tell your story of love through flowers and designs .   I am able to create examples to show the client the vision, and then able to execute the vision and bring it to life.

Designing

 I pride myself on staying ahead of trends, and travels the globe for continuing education and inspiration.  I continue to train with luxury florists from the wedding industry.  I also offer decor and prop rentals, we are able to create a complete design from ceremony to reception.  


Your Day

As a wedding florist, I can create beautiful ceremony displays, bridal bouquets, and reception arrangements to bring wedding day dreams to life.  With years of experience,  I can  handle all size weddings with full service production beginning with a $1500 minimum.  Anything below , I can create for pickup.  

One of the most frequently asked questions is what is an adage cost of wedding flowers?

Although costs are based on multiple factors, a realistic start is to set aside a minimum of 10% of your total budget for flowers.  Example: Total Wedding Budget $40,000 would be $4000 floral budget.  This estimate does not include rentals and accessories.


Floral Community Group Administrator

Florist to Florist Moderator since 2017 to 2018


Virginia Beach, Norfolk, & Hampton Roads Wedding Vendor & Bridal Network. 2016


Connections for Weddings LLC. 2015 Founder 

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Press & Publication

Testimonials


You received a new review on The Knot!  posted 10/27/2018Annette is amazing!! I absolutely loved working with her. To start with she is super sweet and easy to work with but also she totally nailed it on the wedding flowers!! Annette provided all of the flowers for my wedding and they were so so beautiful. I absolutely loved the bouquets and all the table decorations etc, and she the did the most perfect "hanging flowers" for our ceremony spot. We will forever treasure those memories and pictures! Thanks so much for everything Anette!  Nora
 

 

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.   


Annette - Clearly I can't sleep as I'm rehashing the entire evening over and over again, but what you did last night was beyond stunning! As you know I was worried as I'm not great with flowers, but I can't even express how far you exceeded my expectations that I had to write right away. The room was more beautiful and spectacular than I could have ever imagined and the chuppah was probably my highlight - which was awesome since we ended up being inside. I assumed we'd have a small arrangement on each side but what you did was incredible, I loved it and kept saying that all night. my bouquet was perfect, the table arrangements were amazing, the garland esc looked perfect with the roses, I could go on and on - but the look of the room amd everything about it with the candles, etc was by far my greatest surprise and highlight of the weekend, so thank you. I was blown away as it looked more beautiful and spectacular than I could have ever pictured. I can't thank you enough for making whatever scattered vision I had look as beautiful as you did. Hiring you was hands down one of our best decisions for the weekend, so thank you!!! I'm not a review person but if there's a site you'd like me to leave one let me know and I'd happily do it so another bride can be as happy and blown away as I am. Thank you for making our wedding so wonderful! So glad my nightmares were so so far from reality:)   Stacy Tischler 9/8/18

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!

Sarah,  4/21/18, 



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. 

Meg,  10/7/17, 


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

 Barbara,  8/19/17


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.

 Allison,  7/22/17,



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 did the most beautiful job! I was absolutely blown away when I walked into my reception. It was the most beautiful night and the florals played a huge part. Annette was also so helpful and enthusiastic during the entire process - I felt like she truly cared about what I wanted and how to bring my vision to life!She is truly an artist!  Sarah  May 2018




 Sonja 5/13/17  

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.




Christina said...
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.


Wedding: 05/27/2018


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!

Susan

 



Annette has literally been one of my favorite vendors to work with--kind, invested in my big day, and talented. I can tell she loves what she does and is good at it. I appreciate her as a small business owner who delivers quality and value. Something unique about her is the time commitment she gives to set up the day of an event and make it perfect which takes a lot of stress off of myself and my family when there is so much else going on. 

I could not have been more pleased. Kayla 04/18


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. 

 Meg,  10/7/17



5.0/5.0

Kelly said...
Annette was fantastic to work with! Her passion for flowers really shins through every step of the way. She always made me feel that she was just as invested as I was in making sure everything came out perfect. What she was able to do far exceeded anything I could have expected. Every arrangement was stunning down to the last detail!  06/29/18


Christina said...
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.  05/27/18


Sarah said...
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 ..04/27/18


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!!  01/18/18

10/11/2017 by Megan E (updated 10/11/2017)

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.




posted 7/20/2018 by Kristen L

Loved my wedding bouquets! She was also super helpful in suggesting some ideas for the flower options. We were supposed to pick up our flowers but she called the day before stating she was nervous the flowers wouldn’t hold up in the heat if we picked them up so she delivered them for us! Great customer service and she definitely has a passion for what she does! Highly recommend!











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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.


I Do Weddings with Love

Williamsburg, Virginia, United States

757-813-1115

By Appointment Only

Appointments can be made any day of the week



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