An article in the Palm Beach Post about Boca by Design!!

The happy couple: Jeanie and Mark Friedman
Date of wedding: Dec. 20, 2009
Location of ceremony and reception: Boca Raton Resort and Club
Unique idea: With Jeanie being Chinese and Mark Jewish, the couple combined their cultures on their wedding day.

Many guests said their favorite part of the wedding was the addition of the Japanese taiko drummers, Fushu Daiko, to the traditional Jewish ceremony. After the ceremony, the couple had a Western-style wedding reception complete with the Jewish hora and other dancing.
Later on, the couple changed into traditional Chinese wedding garb for a Chinese tea ceremony in the resort's Presidential Suite. The long wedding day concluded with a Chinese banquet.
Multimedia: As for modern culture, Jeanie says to remember that we live in 2010 and multimedia can be used to make the wedding different.

Since Mark is a big Star Trek fan (and actually proposed at Star Trek the Experience in Las Vegas), the couple made their grand wedding entrance by appearing to beam into the room with help from special effects put into an engagement video by MThree Productions of Boca Raton.
Also, the couple presented a video montage showing their interests, which they put together with software they purchased. It showed them with friends and taking part in their hobbies.
Venue: Jeanie said she had the Boca Resort in her head all along because the couple loves vintage things, but after seeing the resort, they knew it was the place to make their wedding unique.

Jeanie said that Ivette Savoie, catering manager at the Boca Resort and Club, had 'such attention to detail, patience for all our questions, and a wonderful personality. Ivette was such a pleasure to work with. We were confident that we were in good hands.'

Jeanie added that Grace Eurglunes from Boca By Design (the resort's wedding and events company) helped transform the rooms into a magical place. 'She listened to the vision we had and worked with our budget,' Jeanie said. 'The flowers were gorgeous, the chuppah was beautiful. It truly looked amazing. She certainly had an eye for color and how to make things pop.'


Say Yes to the Dress

We were on, "Say Yes to the Dress"

Here is a photo of our chuppah on the show.

These are the professional photos!

Photography by Michelle McMinn


Favorite Flower Find: Yellow Calla Lilies

While you won't usually see this flower predominating an arrangement or bouquet, the yellow calla lily is a great add-on to give any floral piece that perfect summery touch. It's bulbous, cup-like shape and vibrant yellow color make this flower stand out as and interesting and unique find. Here at Boca by Design we've added great texture and interesting variation to many of our floral designs with the help of the Calla Lily.


Popular Peonies!

If you were to ask what one of the most requested flowers are, they would be hands down... peonies! Although, they are sadly leaving for the season, we took a picture of this beautiful fushia pink peony, hot pink ranunculus, mini anitque hydrangeas, and hot pink narcissus bouquet that was for one of beautiful bride's. We weren't sure if the peonies would still be around, but much to our happiness (& the bride) we were able to keep them around long enough for this special bouquet.