Botanica & Bloom
Botanica & Bloom
Creating Bespoke Weddings for the Wild at Heart
Philosophy Botanica and bloom believes: In love at first sight. The power of a good love story Living each day with intention, mindfulness and gratitude. That life’s greatest moments are the beautifully messy ones. Making space for life, unscripted. We should go with the flow. The best weddings are much like chic French-girl style: expertly planned and tailored with just the right amount of “undone” for a simple and effortless vibe. Our Mission is to deliver A collaborative partnership. Support through knowledge, guidance, and expert advice. A light-hearted approach. Reminders not to take life or the planning process too seriously. Intentional, mindful concepts. Design that emulates just the right amount of simple, undone and effortless. Space for the unexpected and unscripted to happen. A mix of wild bohemian meets classic Parisian. See our response to COVID-19 and our temporary services on our blog.
Flowers make my heart sing; sunshine coaxes me out of bed in the morning; the deep blue ocean is my happy place; hosting a dinner party with close friends and family is my jam. I believe life is made for love and adventures.
Although my fiancé is a good sounding board, he admittedly is unorganized and his job wouldn’t allow for a lot of time to help plan the wedding. I am extremely Type A, and organized but knew I would need help finding a venue, vendors, justifying costs, problem solving, and month/day of coordination. Meagan was one of three planners I spoke with in the NOTL area. Instantly, I knew we would work well together. She was very responsive, honest, efficient, and to the point. Per her recommendation, we prioritized our needs/wants for the wedding, landing on #1 having a band that could play late, #2 food/booze, and a #3 romantic ‘vibe’. Meagan arranged for us to do a full day of site visits, pointing out pros and cons of each venue. She had worked at almost all the venues in the area, and knew the ins and outs of each. Luckily, she had worked with the venue we ended up choosing, a fairly new vineyard that checked all our boxes. We probably wouldn’t have gone with this venue had she not shown it to us, because it was so new to the wedding circuit, and was really a blank slate requiring a lot of imagination. Because of this, I knew we would need a lot of help with design to bring our vision to life. Meagan’s expertise in design was extremely helpful – she created mood boards through inspirational images, and had great ideas on how to design the space. We also hired her for our flowers, and she killed it! We had hanging vines in the courtyard for our dinner reception, and beautiful centrepieces that we used for the ceremony as well. When the month of finally arrived, I was a nervous wreck! Meagan was great at helping problem solve any last minute items that came up. She was good at assuring me that she had everything under control, and that I could let go of my worries. The day of, when we arrived at the venue, I was blown away by how everything came together. Everything looked even better than I could have imagined, and was executed flawlessly. She was such a good sport after working such long hours, and even after her hair caught fire while moving some candles!!! I was shocked that she was so calm and would have totally expected (and accepted!) a freak out due to her scorched hair! But no, she always had a smile on her face, and made sure everything was done according to our vision and timeline. Planning a wedding is extremely stressful, and although a planner seems like a large cost, the amount of stress relief Meagan provided is literally priceless. My finance and I could not recommend Meagan enough. My fiancé was skeptical about paying for a planner at first; he now regrets not hiring her for the full planning package!
Andree & Elias
If you are looking for a truly personalized experience and someone who will go above and beyond to make your wedding vision a reality, look no further than Meagan. Meagan honestly cares about creating your perfect day and will focus on what's most important to you, along with everything else in between! With her attention to detail, lightning quick email response speed and knowledgeable suggestions, she is a pleasure to work with and is happy to answer every little question with her genuine opinion or advice. Above all, what I cherished most about working with Meagan was the bond we created during the planning process. I never expected my wedding planner to become a friend, but the fact that my wedding is over and Meagan and I still talk regularly is proof that she really invests fully in her clients. Meagan's calming demeanor, positive reassurance and true support proved to be priceless on such an important day in our lives!
Dana and Eric
Meagan, you were absolutely incredible throughout this whole process. We could not have pulled off that day without you. From the very beginning, I knew we could trust you completely and that you understood our vision. You gave us that confidence and because of we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves. You were so attentive to every one of my crazy emails and it was so appreciated! When we arrived the venue, it looked even better than our dreams. It was so clear how hard you and your assistant had worked during the day to prepare everything! Even when the festivities got started, I always knew where you were in case we needed anything and you were SO amazing at corralling our huge wedding party. Even when there was a little hiccup with the band and then my mother making a quick departure, you handled everything so calmly and efficiently. Thank you for remembering every little detail. From one detail oriented person to another, it meant the world. From the bottom of our hearts, bringing you on board to help us with our big day was one of the best decisions we made. We cannot thank you enough for your hard work and professionalism. You were an absolute dream to work with from day one. It was the perfect day from beginning to end and so much of that was because of you.
Lauren and Trevor
Meagan was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was highly responsive when we had questions or concerns, and addressed my fiancé and I politely and professionally even during our most stressful moments. She was able to take our vision and turn it into reality on our wedding day, and exceeded our expectations when it came to the florals, centerpieces, and especially the wedding cake. Having Meagan with us on the big day was an absolute life saver and worth every penny. She stayed with us until the bitter end of the night, and because of her, we were able to relax and fully enjoy our own wedding.
Dee and Harry
Meagan was a dream to work with! So incredibly easy going and professional. I felt that she wanted my wedding to go so smoothly and carefree. It was so amazing to have someone else worry about the details on the day and to have outstanding recommendations for vendors. But I never felt pushed into picking her vendors simply an informed recommendation. All of our vendors were fabulous and I don't think I would have picked them without her. We had a perfect wedding and it was a huge part due to Meagan! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!
Julia and Mark
Meagan, I’ve been meaning to write you since our wedding and am sad to say I never made the time. Well this morning I decided to take a few seconds to express my thanks for the work you did leading up to our wedding and on our wedding day. You may have been able to tell but I was a little skeptical leading up to the wedding but after reflecting on all the planning there is no way we could have done this without your help and patience. People still talk about how seamless everything appeared to be and when they do I always place the credit solely on your shoulders and your ability to work with my wife.
Paul and Ashley
Meagan answered any questions I had quickly and recommended vendors based on my budget and my wishes. She was likely juggling many wedding at the same time as mine, but she was able to keep my wishes and requests straight and did not make me feel neglected. Any request that was made was tended to within minutes. She was readily available all day to us to help with any situation and be there for any questions. The florals were unique and absolutely beautiful. I couldn’t have asked for better arrangements. Meagan was an irreplaceable asset in planning our wedding. She knew countless vendors to fit within my vision and budget and made recommendations based on those criteria. She knows the area very well so if you're an out of town bride Weddings Tied with Lace will take the second guessing out of any decision, you can also feel confident you're getting great quality vendors! Without the help of Botanica & Bloom our wedding day would not have been so perfect! One thousand thank yous to Meagan!
Jill and Lance
Meagan ensured that all of the vendors captured the vision we had for our special day. Meagan was very helpful in recommending design ideas and decor items that really brought the room together. Meagan provided us with great sourcing of vendors and assisted me in coming up with the design scheme and what would be feasible in our budget. The services provided on the day-of were so fantastic! Even though it rained, the alternate plan was implemented flawlessly. If there were any issues on the day of, I wasn’t even made aware of them, Meagan took care of everything!
Carrie and Alan
We couldn’t have asked for a better day! Meagan, you were so great we didn’t even realize you were there until you needed us or we needed you. You kept everything organized and the day went so smoothly that even if something huge had happened we know you would have handled it. You were so easy to talk to and I knew it would be difficult finding someone who I could trust to understand my vision. Maybe it was the love of Starbucks or Kate Spade that made me feel this was the perfect fit. As the vision for our wedding was different than what is currently on trend I was nervous about the outcome. Anytime we had a question you had an answer. Even when we would disagree on an idea we knew you were giving another option just to be sure the decision we made is what we wanted. The day of the wedding went so smoothly and we know you played a huge part in that. We can’t thank you enough for your time and dedication to your work. Although the wedding is the big show next to the everlasting marriage, the details were important to us and you made my vision come to life. Thank you times a million!!!
Mandi and Ryan
Meagan, Thank you SO much to you and your team. Your full-service planning option made the whole wedding planning process so fun and light-hearted. As two busy young professionals living in different cities we couldn’t have imagined planning our wedding without your help. The night turned out even better than we could have hoped! From excellent vendor and venue recommendations to your bang-on aesthetic you made the night truly magical. Thank you!
Alana and Ed
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Flowers make my heart sing; sunshine coaxes me out of bed in the morning; the deep blue ocean is my happy place; hosting a dinner party with close friends and family is my jam. My favorite way to spend an evening starts outside with a glass of wine and a warm breeze. I believe life is made for love and adventures. In 2017, I started writing my musings and knowledge through my lifestyle blog to add intentional and interesting content to my brand. While not always directly related to a traditional wedding day, the content relates to my client’s lifestyle and celebrations of life milestones and gathering.