"Williams Wildflowers recently decorated for my gallery opening at The Studio @ Gulf and Pine owned by Ed Chiles on Anna Maria. The native flowers were perfect in every way. They were a trip back to my childhood on Anna Maria when unspoiled meadows and dunes provided colorful mixed bouquets almost any time of year. Annie Schiller has recreated her own source of native wildflowers in Old Myakka and, as an artist herself, is able to bring a casual, authentic freshness that is impossible with the exotics provided by a conventional florist. The variety of colors and shapes is remarkable and can be presented in whatever form is best suited for the occasion."
- Jean Blackburn, artist, www.jeanblackburn.com, Art Exhibit, Anna Maria, April 2014
The flowers for my wedding were gorgeous and Annie was helpful and caring in crafting unique bouquets with colors that were exactly what I had in mind. The rosemary and basil smelled delicious and I have dried my bouquet to keep forever. Annie is truly an artist when it comes to designing sustainably grown bouquets which showcase the natural beauty of Florida's native plants and flowers.!"
- Miranda Darling, Wedding, Sarasota, March 2014
"We can't begin to thank you for your gorgeous flowers you put together for our luncheon. You are truely amazing! The luncheon was a huge success and now we serve even more pregnant moms and babies!"
- Shon Ewens, Executive Director, Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, Inc., www.healthystartsarasota.org, Flowers for Corporate Lucheon, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, April 2014
"Got to the venue for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah party and the flowers were perfectly beautiful! I could not have been happier with the colorful, abundant and diverse blossoms. They lit up the room. All this on a limited budget...Annie is magically able to make it work."
- Ronni Blumenthal, Bat Mitzvah Celebration, Sarasota, May 2014
"Thank you so much for allowing us to be your test case. We got so many compliments on the flowers and Eric and I were thrilled to find flowers that represented the things we believe in. You'll be happy to know the flowers looked great for several days following the wedding, even the bouquets that were out of water for hours in the HOT HOT HOT afternoon sun--we were able to use them the next day at our "morning after" brunch and then I had a bouquet at home for a few more days after that (and even hung a few out to dry for posterity). Thank you so much for making the long trek to Captiva, for being there ON TIME, and all the work you did to make the reception tables look awesome. And the last minute cake topper was a life saver! Thought you would also like to know that instead of a guest book, a girlfriend of mine gave us a quilt for everyone to sign. One of my favorite notes said "May your love be as wild as your flowers"! Cheers to that!"
- Holly and Eric, Wedding, Captiva, June 2013
"Your plants added some much-needed warmth to the environment."
- David Pilston, Chief Executive Officer, Save Our Seabirds, Inc.
"The cut wildflowers and growing bowl arrangements throughout the facility literally brought nature's life inside, and added a beautiful and festive feel to the art show."
- Pamela Callender, Artist and Curator, www.pamelacallender.com
"Your plants were a hit."
- Lucy Steinwachs, Buffulo Bills Catering
"I was impressed by Annie's beautiful flower arrangements and bouquets at a wedding in Captiva last Spring, and asked her to provide the table centerpeices for a celebration of the lives of friends of mine in Gainesville. Annie provided small, festive arrangements and living blueberry bowls for each dinner table. The guests were very enthusiastic about the arrangements and the gardeners amoung them got to take home and plant out the blueberries.
- Fran Palmeri, Nature Photographer and Writer, Holiday Dinner Arrangements and Living Plants, Gainsville, December 2013
"A big thanks to you and your team for your flowers and efforts on the Small Farms Conference. The flowers were perfect and your arrangements added that splash of color I was hoping for."
- Philip Smith, Banquet Manager, Savors
Real Florida Gardeners Magazine, 2013 edition. Feature article about using native wildflowers for wedding floral arrangements.