Wedding at The Grand Barn at the Mohicans

Natural, Earthy Wedding Inspiration

This beautiful wedding was held at The Grand Barn at the Mohicans located at 23164 Vess Rd in Glenmont, Ohio. Caitlin, the stunning bride, Caitlin opted for a clean and natural in color wedding with florals and greenery that also reflected a natural free-form type of feel. The bridesmaids wore a soft sage green colored dress and carried natural free-form hand-tied bouquets. Caitlin’s bouquet was also a very natural free-form hand-tied bouquet style.

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The brides bouquet was an earthy, more wild and free form in style consisting of white roses, white gerbera daisies, white hydrangea, white dahlias, white snapdragons and an array of earthy feeling greenery such as ferns and garden ivy. What really made her bouquet, in the simplest way, was the touch of lavender throughout.

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The Groom wore a simple boutonniere of white lisianthus, a touch of lavender and assorted greenery while the other men wore simple, all greenery boutonnieres.

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The bridesmaids carried a more simple but coordinating version of the brides bouquet.

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The reception tables and lights were adorned with mixed greenery garland that coordinated with Caitlin’s bouquet.

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The ceremony space at The Grand Barn at The Mohicans was decorated with oversized green ferns and lanterns. The archway was decorated with assorted greenery and fresh florals that coordinated with the brides bouquet.

Caitlin & Sean’s wedding day was captured beautifully by Z Media.

Botanica Flowers is a wedding and events florist in Columbus, OH. Our team specializes in detail and client satisfaction for all of life’s special events. Botanica Flowers also offers wedding flower packages to accommodate your wedding flower budget. You can also check out this along with other past weddings here and find us on Instagram here. Check us out at

Tips for Planning your Wedding Flowers – From the Florist.

For many brides to be, the process of planning their wedding day began long before the groom ever popped the question. Many brides have had Pinterest boards filled with wedding flowers, centerpieces and styles years before they ever met the man of their dreams. Suddenly all of the wedding related boards of wedding flower ideas and wedding images may seem overwhelming. Your wedding dream now needs to be turned into your wedding reality. So many ideas, so many questions; where do you start. How does the bride decide on one idea, can you combine several ideas together? How much will it all cost? Go to our getting started page for many tools to help you organize your thoughts and help you prioritize your things to do.

What is your wedding flower budget?


What should you expect to spend on flowers for a wedding? Everyone is different. There is no one answer. A good guideline is 10 to 15 percent of the wedding cost, but some wedding parties spend significantly more then that while others spend far less. A great place to begin is to go to our wedding budget planner. This is a nice starter tool to give you an idea what wedding flowers might cost. You can add and subtract items to the tool and even select different levels of quality.

What if my flower budget does not match my Pinterest visions?



We want to hear the dream, the vision, what it is that you really want. It helps us get to know you and feel the emotion and passion of what you want your day to be. We want to know how he asked and who you told first. This is the best part of getting married and we want to share in the fun. It is your special day and for us to contribute to making it your dream day we want to really know how the journey began and what your vision is for the wedding day itself.

If after we meet and we total everything up and we are under budget, then great. Congratulations, let us build that dream wedding. More often than not, however, the budget does not meet the dream.

This is where things can get tricky. This is also where it helps to have a professional floral designer to help you figure it all out. It is our job to help you decide what is truly important and find creative ways to capture your vision while staying within your budget.

Maybe we can find flowers that are more affordable for your particular style to assist in capturing your dream. Maybe we adjust the size of the arrangements or the number of arrangements needed. Sometimes we can also use the same arrangement in multiple locations.

There are literally dozens of ways to find wiggle room and still capture your vision of your day. Trust us we have done this hundreds of times and we will help you figure this out as well.

What kind of bride are you?

Almost every bride has one or two items on their list that they wont compromise on.

For some brides the single most important thing in the wedding is the bridal bouquet. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, many brides feel this way. It is very rare to find a classic image of a bride and groom that does not include the bridal bouquet.

Casey’s bridal bouquet of lush pale pink garden roses, wild queen annes lace, gorgeous hydrangea and textured seeded eucalyptus.

The wedding ceremony flowers maybe the top item on your list of have to haves. Why not? The picture in the church or other venue with the entire wedding party flanked by beautiful flower arrangements will likely hang on your wall in your home for the rest of your lives.

Casey opted to line her wedding ceremony aisle with mason jars of babies breath and pale pink rose petals for a clean and classic feel. The archway is decorated with a stylish swag made of branches and fresh rose blooms.

Maybe for you, it’s all about the party. The flowers decorating the reception hall will surround you during some of the most memorable moments of the day. The time right after your married, the time you celebrate with friends and family. The maid of honor and the best man give speeches. The father and daughter dance together, the cake cutting ceremony and more. The flowers decorating this space and the images that are captured during these moments might be the most important part of the day to you.

Gorgeous centerpieces of lush garden roses and gorgeous hydrangea filled the reception tables at Chris and Casey’s Classic and Timeless Inspired wedding.

Some brides won’t compromise on the wedding flowers at all. She might compromise on the venue or the number of guests or the wedding date itself, but she wont compromise on the flowers.

Meeting our designers is a good place to figure things out. Go to our meet our designer’s page to read a short bio on each of them and consider setting up a consultation.

When should I meet with a florist to discuss wedding flowers?

We love talking to brides about their event and the sooner the better. That being said, it often helps to have your wedding dress and bridal dresses selected to help us get an idea of your style. The dress color, design and shape help suggest coordinating bouquet size, style, shape and flower color.

The size of the wedding party will play a roll in your floral budget so having the size of wedding party is also often helpful.

The venue selected is also important. It gives us an idea of how many guests will be attending the event and how many tables and other decorations might be needed.

What if I don’t have a vision at all?

Some brides come to us with a very specific idea of what they want and who they want it. Some brides don’t know how to figure out a style and a vision.

Don’t worry, we can help, it does not have to be that complicated. We take our perspective brides that need help selecting flowers through a couple step process to get the ball rolling.

First: You and maybe the one or two people that you trust the most should look at everything. We can do a Pinterest board for your wedding. Look around the internet and pin things that you like. Do this over several days. You might really like one collection one day and not so much the next day, the more the better.


Second: Do you have any patterns start to form? Are you attracted to more natural styles or is it high-style that you’re attracted to? Do you prefer one solid color or do you like multi-colored arrangements. Patterns will start to form and this will be a good place to find your style and your vision.

Check out our what’s your style page and see the current pantone colors for the upcoming year to get more ideas.

Why are vendor partnerships so important?

Selecting solid vendor’s for your event is extremely important. When vendors know each other and have worked with each other in the past, the event almost always goes smoother. They know each other and they know what to expect from each other. If there is a question they know who to talk to. They know things like where the outlets are and how best to set up and tear down.

We feel so strongly about the vendors we work with we do more then just list them on our website we advocate for them. Check out our partner’s page and you can read about the vendors we work well with as well as the common questions you should ask the vendors. Many have the answers included on their page.

Most of our vendor pages have a map with their location and some even have videos that we have created to help give a bit more insight about them. We will be adding more to our vendor pages as time goes on, so check back often.

Check out our what every bride should know page. In the event that you find a vendor that is not currently on our list, you will have a good idea as to what you should ask them before you work with them.

Columbus Weddings Show 2016

Wedding flower trends of 2016

We were grateful to have participated in this years bridal show hosted by Columbus Weddings in January. This event at the Greater Columbus Convention Center gave us the opportunity to share our passion with future brides of Columbus alongside several other wonderful vendors in our city! For this show, we showcased projected floral wedding trends for 2016 including lots of greenery and luscious antique pink roses. This was a great experience and we not only met some wonderful future brides, we met some other amazing vendors such as Jan Kish mastermind of La Petite Fleur!

Make a huge statement with this wedding reception centerpiece of exotic orchids, beautiful stargazer lilies, lush roses, berries and amaryllis.


Botanica’s lead designer, Steven Sturdivant, built this stunning white pergola for our booth at the wedding show. This piece is available for wedding & event rental.
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One of the amazing cakes by the awe-inspiring Jan Kish of Jan Kish La Petite Fleur. 
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Another one Jan’s cakes inspired by the famous “Starry Night” paintings by Van Gogh.
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Botanica’s Steven Sturdivant meets award winning cake creator and designer, Jan Kish
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Jan Kish came to pay a visit to Botanica’s specialized floral design team.


Laid-back Summer Barn Wedding – Pataskala Ohio

A colorful spin on country weddings!

When it comes to fun, laid-back, non-traditional wedding flair, Scott and Leah are the benchmark. These two lovebirds shared their laid-back, monochromatic inspired September wedding at Emswiler’s Barn/Event Hall in Pataskala, Ohio. This fun and unique bride opted for brightly colored blooms in a way you would not traditionally see! Instead of mixed flower bouquets with the same flowers for her bridesmaids, she chose to go with a monochromatic design for each of her ladies. The flower assortments ranged from purple cabbage and green dianthus to orange gerber daisies, yellow sunflowers and red alstroemeria. MJ Studios Photography did a magnificent job capturing the fun and laid-back nature of this bride and groom. Congratulations newlyweds – it was so much fun to be a part of your special day! – Botanica

The ladies show off their fun flair with bright orange bridesmaids dresses, mix and matched accents from the shoes to the flowers. The men are wearing camo vests with bright orange ties and boutonnieres made in shotgun shells that coordinate with the bride and bridesmaids bouquets.
The shoes show off a non-traditional wedding theme of assorted bright and bold colors.
The bride and groom share a kiss by the pond! The brides bouquet features yellow sunflowers, purple lisianthus, golden aster, textured billy balls and green dianthus, orange gerbera daisies, red alstroemeria and airy bupleurum. The grooms vest and shotgun shell boutonniere finishes the complete country, barn, laid-back wedding look.
The flower girl wears an adorable flower crown made of fragrant white waxflower.
The bridesmaids rock bright orange dresses with monochromatic floral bouquets creating a fun and outgoing wedding feel.  cli

Bold & Daring Downtown Wedding – Columbus Ohio

A bold wedding at Vue in Columbus

From once small-town-kids to bride and groom in the big city, Tommy and Jaime celebrated their union at an urban venue in charming downtown Columbus Ohio known as the Vue at 95 Liberty St. Columbus, OH 43215. This magnificent duo went for luscious, bold and romantic hues when it came to their wedding flowers and accents. Jaime’s bouquet featured stunning burgundy garden roses, green cymbidium orchids, purple stock, peach roses and gorgeous hydrangea. It’s no surprise that this flower loving bride left no area untouched with some sort of florals, from the picture frames lining the aisle, to the wreath on the ceremony door displaying a large “P” made of breathtaking green hydrangea! The mint green bridesmaids dresses were prefect to soften the bold and daring jewel tone floral hues. Addvision Photography did an excellent job capturing all the beauty in this very detail oriented wedding. Congratulations newlyweds! – It was a true pleasure to be a part of your big day! – Botanica

Beautiful tall centerpieces of gladiolas, fragrant stock, gorgeous hydrangea, lush roses and berries dazzle the tables at this wedding reception.