Monarch Events and Design

Monarch Events And Design is a full-service event design and floral design studio. We craft once-in-a-lifetime events that represent each client’s unique story.


What Inspired Us to Start Our Business is:

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.

Our Personality Is:

Our personality is caring and fun!

We Love Being a Part of the Wedding Industry Because:

At Monarch Events And Design, our inspiration comes from our couples. Each wedding is unique and tells a personal story and style. It is magical to create and execute a flawless event brimming with a personal charisma specific to each couple.

What Makes Our Business Stand Out From Other Vendors Is:

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.

One Thing Most Couples Would Be Surprised to Know About Us Is:

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

One of Our Non-Wedding Passions Is:

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.

Our Pricing:

Pricing is dependent on the floral designs desired and specific flowers are chosen.

Meet Jean

Jean is the founder and owner of Monarch Events And Design and has over 16 years of experience in the wedding industry. She grew up on a farm in Southeastern Kentucky and is married to her high school sweetheart Doug. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively throughout North America and Southeast Asia. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and loves living in sunny Florida where she has called home since 1996.


Monarch Events and Design Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:

Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we've personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay's most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren't created by fake accounts.

String Lights Over Dance Floor | Sarasota Wedding Rental Gabro Event Services | Floral Greenery Chandelier Monarch Events and Design

Elegant Waterfront Fall Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate

We made sure that where we were using flowers, it was really purposeful. We only got one bouquet and boutonniere, then used bud vases for the cocktail and reception tables. We also stayed pretty minimalist with the decorations on the chuppah and chose to only use greenery at the ceremony. Joey's corsage was an orchid, as that was a meaningful flower for his mom, that is no longer with us.

Our big flower item was the floral chandelier over the patio. Since this was the center of the venue, we felt it was okay to spend a bit more to make it an exciting feature, and it turned out gorgeous with lots of greenery, flowers, and twinkle lights.

Flowers can get expensive really quickly, and we felt like Monarch Events And Design really understood our vision and could do it all at a really reasonable price. Jean's work was gorgeous, and we were so happy with the chandelier, bouquet, and all of the decor.

-Natalie and Joey
Rustic Barn Tampa Wedding with Suspended Ceiling Floral Arrangements with Blush Pink and Deep Red Burgundy Roses and Greenery | Wood Farm Sweetheart Table with Champagne Linen Runners and Taper Candlestick Candles | Tampa Wedding Florist Monarch Events and Designs

Vibrant Burgundy and Pink Rustic Plant City Wedding | Wishing Well Barn

One of the most important elements of our wedding would have had to be the florals since it was such a big part of our theme. We wanted flowers everywhere in the most vibrant jewel tones.

When we were looking for a wedding florist we wanted to find someone who understood our vision. Not only that but someone who could make it work within our budget. Our theme was “Let Love Grow” so it was the most important factor. Jean from Monarch Events and Designs was the first florist we scheduled an actual appointment with after many failed attempts and discussions with other florists in the Tampa Bay Area. As soon as we met her we knew we wanted to work with her on our big day. She was so sweet and helpful throughout our process. She gives 110% and truly makes you feel special. We not only walked away from our wedding experience with absolutely beautiful flowers but we walked away with a great friend in Jean. We specifically hired Monarch Events solely because of Jean and how she runs her business; professional, caring, personal, and affordable. She made our vision happen after plenty of rearranging the design details. I was so impressed by her professionalism and ability to make our creative dreams come true no matter the challenge. Their service was top notch. I will be using them again for any future floral needs.

My guests are still raving about our flowers at our wedding. They were truly breathtaking. Everyone couldn’t believe the ambiance; it was magic at its finest. Jean not only was a delight to work with but her work just blew us all away. It truly was a highlight of my day walking into our venue seeing her creation before all the guests arrived. It far exceeded my expectations. We worked so closely with Jean from Monarch Events and Designs to make our vision a reality. It couldn’t have come out more beautifully.

-Jordyn and Cameron
Outdoor Garden Wedding Reception Tent with Canopy String Lights | Round White Tables with Mahogany Wood Chiavari Chairs and Greenery Wreath Centerpieces with Lemons and Hurricane Pillar Candles by Tampa Wedding Florist Monarch Events and Designs

Romantic Blue and Green Outdoor Courtyard Wedding | Ybor City State Museum

I wanted a florist that was experienced and worked with the style I liked. When I met Jean from Monarch Events and Design, she asked all the right questions and really listened to my ideas and improved on them. She met me at the venue to make sure we had all the elements we needed for space, then sent me a quote with every element of my vision detailed line by line. She listed the flowers and greenery that would go into each bouquet, garland, aisle marker, urns, and vases. The quote also had pictures of each flower and plant that would be used. I shared my Pinterest page with her that showed some of my inspiration ideas for the wedding, and she used the photos for reference, which I thought was a really great way to visualize the whole picture.

Monarch Events went above and beyond for our wedding. They showed up on time and helped to set up the venue, then came back before midnight to breakdown the pieces that were rented. I absolutely adored my bouquet and got so many compliments on it and the rest of the floral arrangements around the venue. Jean must be a psychic because she brought an extra arrangement that was needed last minute to hide an unexpected eyesore on our “Welcome to the Wedding” sign and didn’t charge us for it! I highly recommend Jean and Monarch Events and Design.

-Molly and Ahmy
Romantic, Modern Florida Wedding Reception and Decor at Private Residence, Gold Chargers, Dark Blue Linens, Cascading Lush White Flower Wall, Low Floral Centerpieces with Vibrant Pink, Purple, White and Ivory Flowers | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Tampa Bay Wedding Caterer Catering by the Family | Furniture Event Rentals By Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Floral Decor Monarch Events & Design

Intimate At-Home COVID-19 Wedding

I wanted something classic, elegant, yet chic. Jean from Monarch Events & Design was recommended to me by Marry Me Tampa Bay because I suddenly no longer had a florist a few weeks prior to the wedding date. Jean was so sweet, accommodating, and wonderful!

-Jessica and Tyrone
Timeless Gold Wedding Reception Ideas | Gold Chiavari Chairs | Tall Crystal Centerpieces | Tampa Bay Florist Monarch Events and Design | Kate Ryan Event Rentals | Venue Palma Ceia Country Club

Luxurious Champagne and Gold South Tampa Wedding | Palma Ceia Country Club

Flowers are expensive, and I wanted a vendor who would make every dollar count. I wanted all the flowers within budget! We had a lot of décor to work with, and I needed a vendor who was on board with the vision and indulged in it. I love flowers, lots of them, and we needed many centerpieces and to fill the tables with flowers, candles, and greenery. Other vendors had minimums, and they only offered a standard look. I wanted the flexibility and to be able to stand out from what has been done over and over again in most weddings

It was clear from the first meeting that Jean from Monarch Events & Design was on board and ready to make my dream vision come true! I didn’t need to look for other options; she had it all. Jean is so friendly, kind, and very creative. She had many resources and ideas. It was easy to modify looks or quantities when needed, and we were able to stretch our budget a lot further than expected, which is such a good feeling.

-Jamie and Jude
Elegant Wedding Reception Decor, Sweetheart Table with White Linen, Greenery Eucalyptus Garland, Dusty Rose, Mauve, Ivory Roses, Gold Candle Votives | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings and Events | Wedding Florist Monarch Events and Design | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue The Birchwood | Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Romantic Dusty Rose and Mauve Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

I wanted a florist who had talent, was easy to work with and had a bunch of prior work that I could see. We knew florals would be a big expense, but they were important. I could take or leave a lot of other “extras” but florals were not negotiable.

I chose Jean King, with Monarch Events and Design, after speaking with six other florists. Jean spent many hours over the last six months of our wedding planning, talking with me on the phone, texting with me, and meeting with me. I would randomly text her a photo of something that I liked or something that I wanted to add on, and she would give me her honest advice or recommendation, or simply just tell me that I had such wonderful taste. Who doesn’t love to hear that?

Jean exceeded our expectations as our centerpieces were even larger and grander than I anticipated. She understood my vision more than I even did! She also added in extra touches that we did not even talk about, but which made me so happy to see. It’s all in the details. She is a true gem! Jean really understood my vision, was able to execute it, and most importantly did not overcharge us. She had to revise our contract with my constant changes and add-ons about 10x and never once complained. Jean is such a kind person, and she truly wanted our day to look beautiful. It was such a pleasure working with her.

-Gina and Kevin

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