About this Vendor

A.R. Pontius Flower Shop

A.R. Pontius Flower Shop, in downtown Harbor Springs, has been providing floral design in Northern Michigan for over 90 years. We design fresh flowers for weddings, events, and everyday arrangements. We strive to use local flowers as much as possible, and to create each couple's unique floral vision. Our storefront in beautiful Harbor Springs is open seasonally, and we are available for events year round.


Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Wedding Categories

Aisle Decorations, Centerpieces, Flower Girl Baskets, Pedestals, Plants, Vases, Wedding Arch, Wedding Decoration Delivery, Wedding Decoration Setup, Decorations + Accents, Bouquet Wraps, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Corsages, Flower Delivery + Setup, Flower Arrangements


Contact Info

592 E Main St, Harbor Springs, MI (231) 526-9690

Absolutely AHHHH-Mazing!

Reviewed on 7/07/2015 Julie B

A.R. Pontius Flower Shop made our wedding exquisitely beautiful! Starting with our first meeting with Jamie, she expertly and professionally came up with options and ideas that we loved. We had our wedding at our home and she transformed our space with her expertly crafted... Read More blooms. We, as well as our guests, were simply blown away by the beauty of her work. Julie Cotter

Reviewed on 10/25/2015 Kelly V

We chose A.R. Pontius as our florist for our wedding in Petoskey this past September and they were absolutely amazing! Jamie was so great and laid-back. She was so understanding when dealing with the last minute changes that I'm sure most brides send her way. Plus, the flowers... Read More were even more beautiful than we ever could have dreamed of! We loved working with A.R. Pontius and I'm still swooning over the beautiful floral pieces of our reception in the photos!

Wonderful Experience with Pontius

Reviewed on 9/25/2015 Laurie H

We got married in Harbor Springs, MI, this past Labor Day weekend. Pontius Flower Shop created the bouquets for my bridesmaids and I, as well as the boutineers for the groom, groomsmen, ushers, and our dads. Not only were the bouquets absolutely beautiful, but working with Jamie... Read More from the shop was easy and efficient. We corresponded throughout the months before the wedding to figure out what flowers she would use, what colors, and what overall style we wanted. Jamie totally captured what I wanted, from the blue and purple colors to the more wild style of the bouquet. They also delivered our flowers to us for a small extra charge- 100% worth it to save us the time on picking them up ourselves! I couldn't give a higher recommendation for this flower shop- working with Pontius was wonderful, and we are so happy to have had them as part of our day.

Reviewed on 3/01/2017 Lindsey W

October 2016 Wedding: AMAZING flowers, great ideas, and execution was fabulous. Helped with set-up, which was greatly appreciated. Would recommend 100% without reservation! Also, the flowers lasted for a little over a week after the wedding!

Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Stephanie S

Jamie did the flowers for my wedding earlier this month and they were awesome! She captured our vision perfectly while staying within our budget. All of the flowers matched the feel of the wedding and were beyond beautiful!! So happy!

Reviewed on 10/18/2016 Hannah S

A.R. Pontius is amazing! Jamie was so lovely to work with, and you really can't beat her taste and skill. I basically sent her a set of photos that I liked and gave her free rein, and she turned out the most beautiful wedding flowers I could have imagined. My bouquet and our... Read More floral arch (using Pontius's rented birch arch) were truly stunning, and our centerpieces were just perfect: Jamie worked with our day-of coordinators to create a completely dreamy driftwood/votive/greenery/floral combination on each table. Her arrangements absolutely nailed the wild-but-elegant look we had in mind. She even surprised us by adding some beautiful greenery to our seating chart poster, which was a gorgeous touch. All of this within our price range. Seriously, she's the best.

Reviewed on 10/11/2016 Angela V

We hired Jamie to do our wedding flowers for this October at Castle farms. She was great to work with and definitely listens to what you want. It all turned out amazing, everything I had imagined and more. Thank you Jamie!

Reviewed on 10/10/2016 Victoria T

Jamie did an amazing job- she listened to what we wanted and COMPLETELY delivered. Flowers were gorgeous, fresh, and she perfectly captured our vision. They were even better than I had imagined! She is also a lovely person and was easy to work with. Prices were reasonable and... Read More she was budget-conscious. I would happily use her services again!!!

Reviewed on 10/06/2016 Alison P

Jamie was awesome and so easy to work with. Our wedding floral arrangements turned out beautifully. She was flexible as our needs changed, and was reasonably priced compared to the other options in Northern Michigan. Highly recommend!

Reviewed on 9/25/2016 Connie L

We were married at The Perry Hotel on June 24, 2016 and I'm so glad we were able to work with Jamie. She did an amazing job! Her beautiful bouquets and centerpieces were perfect and complimented the rose garden setting of our wedding ceremony and reception. I would recommend... Read More A.R. Pontius to anyone looking for a great florist in northern Michigan.

Reviewed on 9/20/2016 Molly G

Our wedding ceremony and reception arrangements provided by A.R. Pontius were absolutely beautiful and exactly what I envisioned! Jamie is easy to work with and she went above and beyond to make our wedding day absolutely stunning. I was so happy with everything and would... Read More highly recommend A.R. Pontius!

Reviewed on 9/20/2016 Heather S

Jamie did an amazing job! Super easy to work with and all of our centerpieces and ceremony pieces turned out amazing!

Reviewed on 9/14/2016 Lauren E

Jamie did a wonderful job with my wedding flowers! The ceremony and reception arrangements were exactly as I had envisioned! She was professional and easy to communicate with. I couldn't be happier!

Reviewed on 9/08/2016 Kristina K

It was wonderful working with Jamie and her team! She had great ideas and made every effort to stay within our budget. The arrangements and bouquets came together beautifully. Her communication was prompt and thorough and she was very accommodating to last minute changes. I... Read More would recommend her to anyone looking for wedding and eventhe flowers.

Reviewed on 9/06/2016 Julie S

Perfection! We used A.R. Pontius for our daughter's July wedding. We met with Jamie a year before the wedding and from the start it was such an enjoyable experience. Jamie is easy going, but with an attention to detail that's amazing. She was great about using some vintage... Read More vases & jars that my daughter collected over the year. All the flowers including the small vases at the alter to the mason jars along the aisles, the table centerpieces and most importantly the bridal bouquet were perfect and EXACTLY what my daughter wanted. We had so many compliments on the flower arrangements. Jamie truly delivered the perfect flowers and we couldn't have been more pleased with everything!

Reviewed on 9/06/2016 Katie R

Jamie was absolutely wonderful to work with! She made my vision come to life perfectly. It didn't matter to her what my budget was, she was willing to make my wedding just as beautiful as someone with an unlimited budget. I can't recommend Jamie and the team at A.R. Pontius... Read More enough!

Reviewed on 7/23/2016 Kelly B

The easiest part of planning our wedding! Jamie was amazing and easy going just like the theme to our barn wedding. My custom flower crown was perfect to size and staff came and set up our entire venue even more beautiful then I could ever image! They even put flowers in our... Read More bathrooms!!! Stress less! 5++++

Reviewed on 7/13/2016 Kelli M

I couldn't rave about Jamie enough! Her work is IMPECCABLE! I went to Jamie with only a few ideas and because she's the genius, she was able to create incredible works of art. The flowers and arrangements looked beautiful and received so many compliments. Jamie is truly a... Read More visionary and takes your ideas, creates it to your liking and executes it perfectly! Not only is she a true professional, she's beyond sweet! Thank you again Jamie for making our wedding day truly special! Kelli & Ron

Reviewed on 6/11/2016 Liz K

I love plants and flowers so having a great florist was very important to me and using A.R. Pontius I had zero worries that my flowers were going to be perfect - and they were! I described my vision to Jamie and she went from there and went above and beyond anything I ever hoped... Read More for! Not only does she listen, but she works with you to stay within your budget while still doing beautiful and unique work.

Reviewed on 10/28/2015 Janeen S

Honestly, I wasn't looking to spend all that much of our wedding budget on the flowers. I met Jamie and explained our situation and she was totally willing to work within our small budget. Later when I decided to add a few touches to the flowers she was easy to work with and... Read More totally accommodating! When the flowers arrived on our wedding day...WOW!! I knew they would be good, but I was so impressed. The flowers and arrangements were absolutely stunning!! I can only say wonderful, wonderful things about my experience with Jamie. I would totally recommend her!

Our July waterfront wedding

Reviewed on 10/27/2015 Jordan S

I was so excited and pleased to have Jamie as our florist for our July wedding. She easily worked within our budget and thought creatively to bring about a vision for the wedding. Our colors and bouquets were beautiful and unique with a lot of herbs and texture. She was easy to... Read More get a hold of and explained how much items cost and what flowers we would be able to use in our budget and season.

Thank you Pontius!!!!

Reviewed on 10/24/2015

Jamie and her staff at Pontius did an absolutely superb job in both the execution and performing all of their duties in a timely manner. We could not have been more pleased. Many, many of our guests commented on how beautiful the flowers were. Thank you Pontius!!

September 2015 wedding

Reviewed on 9/27/2015 Tonya P

Jamie is an exceptional florist. She is so easy to work with and talk to. I gave her a specific budget, a few ideas and she created floral arrangements more beautiful than I even imagined. Thanks so much for helping making my wedding beautiful!

Gorgeous flowers!

Reviewed on 9/13/2015 Alise M

Jamie did an incredible job on our bouquets and boutonnières! They were exactly what I had wanted; simple, elegant, and unique. The succulents mixed with the flowers was stunning! Jamie was great with keeping in touch throughout the whole planning process. I would highly... Read More recommend A.R. Pontius.

Highly recommended!

Reviewed on 9/10/2015 Lisa B

Our flowers turned out even better than I had imagined. Pontius was very helpful and went out of their way to accommodate us and make our wedding day perfect. They were also very helpful in keeping us within our budget.


Meet The Owner

Jamie Beth Platte

I have worked in floral and garden design for 15 years, both at A.R. Pontius and for other local florists and garden centers. In addition to visual art, I studied vocal performance at Eastern Michigan University and acting at the American Conservatory Theater. I lived in San Francisco for several years and love to travel, but am now very happy to call beautiful Northern Michigan home. I am proud to be the owner of a nearly 100 year old floral business!