Pink PagesFlorists

Melanie Eubanks

Founder and Creative Director

727-823-3432

Hometown: Albertville, AL

Services provided: Floral Design and Production, Select Décor Rentals, Wedding Planning & Management (from Month of/ Day of Coordination to Full Planning)

Areas you service: Tampa Bay Area, Open to Traveling

Describe your ideal client: Our ideal client is anyone who wants their day to be special! We have a diverse team and each has their own idea of their “ideal client” but we always love to see people excited for their wedding day!

What inspired you to start your business? Growing up in Alabama, my parent’s loved to host family and friends with dinner parties, holiday get-togethers, and festive celebrations. I grew up to love planning, decorating, and entertaining. One day, after helping my niece plan her wedding and continuing with this new second job, I decided to make my passion my main career. Thus, Lemon Drops was born! My husband and I started the business in the garage of our home but have grown and expanded into the brick and mortar storefront our clients know today.

What makes your business stand out from others in your category? Our Wedding Planning Department works personally with our Wedding Florists to provide a one stop experience; they’re only a few steps away if they ever need each other to discuss details or ask questions. Nothing leaves the shop without both departments being happy with the results!

Favorite gift to receive from another vendor: Me and the team will never say no to snacks!

Favorite place to meet with other vendors: Our storefront is our go to since we can potentially show off rentals, flowers, and the dogs!

What’s something vendors would be surprised to know about you? We are the in house florist for The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club here in St. Pete!

Fun facts: I have two dogs, Bleu and Goldie, that often visit the office and our clients!

Additional info: We love making new connections with vendors and working as a team!

Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Vendor


John Elice

Wedding Consultant, Floral Designer

727-800-6736

Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Florida

Services provided: At Bruce Wayne Florals, we specialize in weddings, parties, corporate events, and holiday floral design. We also service the Tampa Bay Area with daily flower deliveries and can assist in global deliveries as well. We also offer a curated collection of gifts and home décor.

Areas Serviced: The Tampa Bay Area, Including The Beaches.

Describe your ideal client: Although we are good at adapting to client’s needs and working with a variety of clients if I had to describe our ideal client, the following would be a great place to start. The client will have selected their wedding date and secured a venue. They would have a general idea in mind of the design aesthetic of their wedding and be open to design suggestions. The client will have set a flexible floral budget and understand wants vs. must-haves in order to achieve their budget. Finally, I think the ideal client would feel a connection with us and trust that we will be able to give them what they want, utilizing our talent to achieve the wedding flowers they envision. Also, it never hurts, for larger events, that the client enlists the help of a stellar wedding planner.

Favorite place to meet with other vendors: We especially love meeting with vendors in our studio. This gives us an opportunity to make a more intimate connection, and it allows us to show vendors the different hard goods we have available

Favorite gift to receive from another vendor: Coffee always works, but the best and most rewarding gift is of course a “thank you”. Referrals are always nice, too.

What Is Something Vendors Would Be Surprised To Know About You? I am an extremely shy guy! EXTREMELY

Additional info: We also help clients with parties, corporate events, and holiday floral design. We house a vast array of hard goods, which we rent to clients as well as other vendors in our area. We have a small retail location where we sell a limited assortment of gift and décor items. We also service the Tampa Bay Area with daily flower deliveries for every occasion.

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Jill Heaton

Owner and Head Designer/Florist

Jill Heaton Event Décor

860 – 543 – 4632

Hometown: Winter Haven, Florida

Services provided: Full Service All Inclusive Florist for Weddings and Events. We offer complete customization, which also includes custom arches, candles, and all types of vessels for centerpieces.

Areas Serviced: Orlando and Central Florida, Tampa, Sarasota, St Pete, Clearwater, Fort Myers, Naples, Brevard County

What inspired you to start your business? When working on my own wedding with florals and seeing the joy it brought, It was something that I knew I wanted to do. So I began 35 year ago, as a balloon designer, then returned to school and trained 33 years ago in floral design.

What makes your business stand out from others in your category? We are eco friendly for those brides that prefer eco.
We discount for Military and First Responders.
We are very Transparent and authentic in our pricing.
We only take one wedding on any given date as each bride is precious and deserve.
our full attention on their wedding only.
We have been in the industry since 1989 and know our stuff.
We are trained to design in all styles.

Describe your ideal client: A bride that love flowers and wants all those beautiful blooms for their wedding day.

Favorite place to meet with other vendors: My boutique studio, but will use a satellite office, of course zoom or phone too.

Favorite gift to receive from another vendor: Reeses Peanut Butter Cups are my guilty pleasure and ice coffee.

What is something vendors would be surprised to know about you? I was a dancer until I was 21 and always thought I would be performer.

Additional info: I would love to work with each planner. Bring us your flowers loving clients. Besides weddings we also do corporate galas and charity galas and other events.

Fun facts: Love coffee, Star Wars trilogies, musical theatre, and boxer dogs


Amy Reaka

Wedding Floral Consultant + Designer

Marigold Flower Co.

813 – 518 – 5551

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

Services Provided: We create custom proposals and design both event and wedding florals as well as offer delivery, setup, and flip/teardown of our florals upon request!

Areas Serviced: Tampa bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, Plant City, Dade City, and surrounding areas

What inspired you to start your business? We wanted to create a “boutique” wedding floral business that specializes in weddings/events.

What makes your business stand out from others in your category? I think one of the most important parts of a business is the relationship you have with your client! All of our consultants really care about each of our brides and capturing their vision as best as possible, all while creating a fun, friendly, and stress-free environment!

Describe your ideal client: Someone who is fun and loves flowers! Especially organic and whimsical!

Favorite place to meet with other vendors: We love to meet in-house or at coffee shops!

Favorite gift to receive from another vendor: We would never say no to coffee and snacks!

What is something vendors would be surprised to know about you? Our parent company Carrollwood Florist has been in business for over 30 years! We get the benefit of having constant access to their full flower cooler as well as great relationships with a variety of suppliers outside of Florida!

Additional info: We can’t wait to work with you!

Fun facts: Shockingly, I know how to ride a unicycle! We are foodies at heart, and if we weren’t working with flowers, we’d be taste-testing Tampa!

Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Vendor


Corona Sabine, Grace Flowers, Darby Charles, Mabel Diaz

Floral Design and Event Team

Beneva Weddings & Events

941 – 308 – 5161

Hometown: Sarasota, Florida

Services Provided: Custom floral designs for your weddings and special events; Elopement, Partial Service, Full Service, Rentals, and More!

Areas Serviced: Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Boca Grande, Tampa Bay, St. Pete, and the Clearwater Area.

What makes your business stand out from others in your category? Our Team! We are a team of talented and creative individuals who value every detail of the design process. Our consultant will walk you from conception to execution while encouraging and inspiring design choices that reflect your unique story.

Describe your ideal client: We believe our ideal client shares a fun, creative, colorful, collaborative vibe just like us!! Our clients know they can trust us with their vision because here at Beneva, we believe in sharing our emotions; we want to be a part of your special day in meaningful ways. Let’s collaborate to deliver a unique floral experience that captures your individuality.

Favorite place to meet with other vendors: Either in our consult room or a fun restaurant near by!!

Favorite gift to receive from another vendor: Client referrals.

What is something vendors would be surprised to know about you? We are a one-stop shop for most couples.

Fun facts: Every member of our team is from a different state, some of us are bilingual, and we are experts in managing Florida’s tropical weather.

Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Vendor


Danielle Zechmann

Owner

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

Danielle, Save the Date Florida Headshot

Services provided: Wedding and Event Floral Design

Areas Serviced: Greater Tampa Bay

What inspired you to start your business? When I was a little girl, I always loved pulling pictures of beautiful bouquets out of Martha Stewart Weddings magazines. When it came time for me to get married, I naturally wanted to do my own wedding flowers. I started by doing my friends’ weddings and then their bridesmaids’ weddings, and 23 years later what started as a hobby is a full-time business.

What makes your business stand out from others in your category? We really love all things weddings! We spend lots of time with our couples, going through every detail of what they might need for their wedding day. We keep in touch throughout the planning process as ideas may change, and we execute those details beautifully on their wedding day. We are always prepared to go the extra mile to make your day more than you dreamed it would be.

What is something vendors would be surprised to know about you? I am a mother of 7 children, and I homeschool my youngest three. I am madly in love with my husband, and we have built a life that we love together. We are in the process of building a farm and homesteading on 37 acres with my sister and her family, and I can’t wait to grow a flower garden!

Additional info: Aside from weddings, my recent passion has been learning about homesteading and farm life. There’s something so rewarding in growing your own food, something so peaceful about the quietness of your own land, and something about being fulfilled and passionate about everything you are doing in life. I believe when you are fulfilled and happy, it really translates through your designs and work.

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Jean King

Owner

Phone: 813-388-3830

Hometown: Kentucky

Services provided: Floral and Decor

Areas Serviced: Greater Tampa Bay

What inspired you to start your business? The inspiration to start my own business came from the love of pretty things and serving others on one of the most important days of their lives.

What makes your business stand out from others in your category? We love everything weddings so we not only focus on flowers, but we also help with other aspects of the wedding design. In our design process, we create an overall design experience, helping with such things as linens, candle holders, and decor.

What is something vendors would be surprised to know about you? The one thing that couples would be surprised to know about me is I have a twin sister! Her name is Dean.

Additional info: I have over 16 years of experience in the wedding industry. I grew up on a farm in Southeastern Kentucky and am married to my high school sweetheart, Doug. I love to travel and have traveled extensively throughout North America and Southeast Asia. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and love living in sunny Florida, where I have called home since 1996.

Fun facts: One of my passions that is non-wedding related is interior decorating. I love choosing fabrics, pillows, decor, and decorating spaces for my friends and family.

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Zoe Gallina

Creative Director

813-831-0965

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

Zoe Gallina | Headshot Botanica

Services provided: More than just flowers, we can create the entire event design, manage linens, lighting, rentals & drapery that allows for an elevated design experience.

Areas Serviced: Greater Tampa Bay

What makes your business stand out from others in your category? Our attention to detail and focus on the quality of the product we provide. We want each client to leave their experience with Botanica feeling as if they were completely taken care of. We return emails within 24 hours, are incredibly detailed oriented, and we pride ourselves on creating a custom detailed proposal and providing them to clients within a timely manner. We communicate throughout the process to ensure the process is as smooth as possible.

Additional info: We tailor our designs to our client’s desires and needs. While we often have clients who are drawn to more romantic and organic designs, we have trained floral and event designers who are able to adapt to accomplish any style and look.

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Stephanie Prenatt

Owner

813-390-9371

Hometown: Riverview, Florida

Services provided: Florals, lighting, draping, furniture, signage, custom fabrication

Areas Serviced: All of Florida

Describe your ideal client: A client that wants to create customized event and wedding experiences. We work with each client one-on-one, creating a custom design and vision for each space.

Favorite place to meet with other vendors: Our office

Favorite gift to receive from another vendor: Just a “Thank You” letting us know we made everyone happy!

What is something vendors would be surprised to know about you? How much inventory we have.

Additional info: Weddings | Corporate | Celebrations


Shanna Trudell

Events Manager

863- 417-3007

Hometown: Lakeland, FL

Services provided: à la carte Wedding Florals, Full-Service Florals and Wedding Design Packages

Areas Serviced: The Greater Central Florida Area & Beyond

Describe your ideal client: We love clients who dream big and are ready to push the envelope and innovate in every way. With big expectations comes even bigger opportunities to create WOW moments.

What makes your business stand out from others in your category? At Bloom Shakalaka, we’re more than a team. We are a bouquet of individuals with more than 30 years of combined floral experience who share a passion for flowers, ingenuity and people.

We recognize that logistics are the silent backbone of our creations, and are as critical as the blooms themselves. When you choose Bloom, you’re entrusting us to guide your design choices with the same attention and care you’d prioritize.

Whether you’re sending us a full design breakdown, or you’re wanting us to weigh in on all things floral, our process is streamlined, intentional and innovative.

We use a cloud-based platform that allows us to loop in our whole crew, ensuring all of your logistics are seamless.

Favorite place to meet with other vendors: The Joinery!

Favorite gift to receive from another vendor: Their favorite things or anything from Born + Bread. We can be wooed by a good pastry!

What is something vendors would be surprised to know about you? We work with international floral designers!

Fun Facts: We love a great playlist, local bakeries and coffee shops!

Additional info: While we offer à la carte and full service florals, if you are in need of event design, Bloom Shakalaka offers a design package for you and your clients!