John Orton Flowers and Events

JOHN ORTON EVENTS has been creating amazing floral designs for weddings and special events for 25 years.

The early weddings produced in our RI Design Studio became immediately popular, being one of the first florists in the region NOT to have a retail operation. Wholesalers wouldn’t even deliver at first because of the lack of a storefront!

It didn’t take long for our clients to appreciate our “design studio” approach. Armed with an art background, a NY city mindset, and a stable of creative freelance artists – John’s non-traditional designs were an immediate hit! These were pre-Martha days, when wedding work depended heavily on carnations, mums and baby’s breath (oh dear God! ). We used hydrangea and garden roses years before they became household words!

Opportunity knocked and we jumped in 1992. Through a NY production company we worked first on the Barcelona Olympics following with Atlanta, Sydney and Salt Lake.

From that first opportunity on, our focus quickly switched to International Corporate Events – and we were off!

We’ve designed incredible soirees in all throughout Europe – with dinner for 300 in L’Opera Garnier – the Paris Opera – a particular shining favorite! Australia, Mexico, Canada – even East and South Africa – our floral journey has been the stuff of dreams!

These large scale events also provided the unique opportunity to work with some of the worlds best lighting designers, tent and rental companies, gorgeous linen resources, and directly with flowers markets around the world…. In a nutshell, we can humbly say that we sure know all the ropes.

The present day brings us back full circle to our RI roots – again focusing more on weddings and social events in the New England/New York area . We are proud to produce seamless gatherings with great style and flair.Our floral designs are second to none – in any style you can dream of!

Share your dream. Leave it to us to make it real.



Comments

By Knottie59060562

Beyond Beautiful

It is not often that my expectations are met, let alone exceeded. John listened to the words we used to describe our vision and translated them into a magnificent reality. Our guests described the dining room and venue as "magical, shimmering, twinkling, warm and enveloping". To my eye the flowers and décor were the essence of understated but sophisticated elegance. It was a pleasure to work with John and his staff who paid attention to details and were generous in their recommendations of bands, photographers and cake bakers they thought were top notch. They were right! I recommend John Orton events without hesitation and cannot thank him enough for creating such a gorgeous backdrop to our joyous occasion.


  • By Elangel

    SO Fun, SO Awesome

    I got married last July in Newport, RI and was so fortunate to get to work with John Orton. I absolutely loved working with him and his team, specifically Margo. They understood my vision and helped me fill in where I didn't know what I wanted. They were both so fun to work with as well and overly accommodating! Hands down I would recommend John Orton and team for any event!


  • By Jannaclaireburke

    The Gold Standard of Florists

    It is not often that my expectations are met, let alone exceeded. John listened to the words we used to describe our vision and translated them into a magnificent reality. Our guests described the dining room and venue as "magical, shimmering, twinkling, warm and enveloping". To my eye the flowers and décor were the essence of understated but sophisticated elegance. It was a pleasure to work with John and his staff who paid attention to details and were generous in their recommendations of bands, photographers and cake bakers they thought were top notch. They were right! I recommend John Orton events without hesitation and cannot thank him enough for creating such a gorgeous backdrop to our joyous occasion.



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