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.
$$ – Affordable
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
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 blooms. We, as well as our guests, were simply blown away by the beauty of her work. Julie Cotter
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 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 PontiusReviewed 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 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.
While everyone was busy doing something else on my daughter Susan's wedding day, I snuck into the dining room where the artists from A.R. Pontius were putting the finishing touches on the flowers for the reception. I burst into tears, not because they were so breathtakingly beautiful, which they were, but because I knew in my heart that this room, these tables, and these astonishing flowers were EXACTLY what Susan had envisioned for her wedding day. Jamie had made my daughter's dreams come true. Susan did not have an unlimited floral budget, nor did she require precious blooms to be flown in from exotic places; but Jamie made it look like she did both. She interpreted Susan's vision, and delivered Susan's wildest dreams, all while respecting Susan's resources. How do you even begin to thank someone for that?
The flowers were as beautiful as they could possibly be. Jamie perfectly executed the plan that my daughters and I created with her and made the execution easy. The flowers arrived on schedule for the ceremony and the reception looked lovely every where they were placed. I highly recommend Jamie and her business, A.R. Pontius Flower Shop for all special events.
EXCEEDED ANY EXPECTATIONS!!!!!!!!
Not only was everyone at the shop an absolute pleasure to talk with in the planning phase, but they really deliver!! Our budget was a bit limited compared to a lot of clients in the area but everything was beautiful and the shop was so accommodating! The flowers looked full and so so pretty. Got a ton of compliments from guests. They also managed to wrangle my three year old niece to get some pretty blooms in her hair. They are Awesome!!
There were two things that I knew for sure when we were engaged, who would do the food and hands down who we wanted to do our flowers! A.R.Pontius Flower Shop! I've been lucky to know and work w/ these talented ladies for a very long time. I had a pretty specific idea of the style we were looking for I just gave Jamie the colors and flowers I love and they nailed it as I knew they would! We were so blessed to get all the awesome flowers that I'd asked for(even peonies) in August in NoMi! I highly recommend and regularly do to brides and for any kind of special occasion this quaint flower shop with huge talent and creativity they are amazing! They made our day extremely special!
I can't say enough good things about Jamie and the team at Pontius Flowers! Even before wedding planning begun, I knew how important it would be for me to find someone I trusted with our wedding florals and greenery. The first time that I spoke with Jamie over the phone, I knew she would be perfect for the job! She understood exactly what I was envisioning and ended up exceeding all of our expectations! The wedding day was absolutely stunning because of her talent and design. We live in California and had a destination wedding in Northern Michigan so I never actually met with Jamie. Despite the distance, she was incredibly professional and responded whenever I needed her. She is very good at running her business and there were never any hiccups working with her. I would recommend her to anyone in Northern Michigan!
We worked with Jamie at Pontius and she was so easy and fun to work with. She was able to create us arrangements that were within our budget, and it was as simple as meeting her for coffee one Sunday and sharing our Pinterest board with colors and type of arrangements we were interested in. Last minute we even decided to get a small wedding cake, solely to cut, and she offered to pick up the cake and bring it to our venue. SERIOUSLY!!! Pontius went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect and I'd recommend her to anyone having a Northern Michigan wedding.
Jamie was amazing to work with! I gave her a budget and what I was looking for and she nailed it! She was the only vendor that I worked with that actually worked within my budget and still was able to achieve exactly what I was looking for which was refreshing during the whole planning process. Everything we discussed in our planning process was perfectly executed and more than what I could have imagined. It was all stunning and made the whole event look beautiful. I received several compliments on how beautiful my bridal bouquet was. Highly recommend Jamie and her team at A.R. Pontius Flower Shop.
Jamie and Julie are wonderful!! They did flowers for our daughter and son-in-laws wedding the end of July 2017 and they were just perfect! Exactly what our daughter envisioned. We trusted Jamie to create and she exceeded our expectations. Jamie even found flowers we didn't think we could get this late in July, she made our daughter's day. Thank you to both Jamie and Julie! Such a fun experience, such easy going, wonderful florists.
Jamie and the team at Pontius Flowers are truly magical! They did the flowers for both our rehearsal dinner and outdoor reception, and both were positively stunning. The floral “chandelier” they created for our reception quite literally took my breath away, and created gorgeous photos that we’ll cherish forever. Jamie is also a goddess of patience, and worked with us through multiple consultations and me changing my mind about our color palate/overall floral look about 6 times. I had high expectations for what the final outcome would be, and she totally blew my expectations out of the water. Many, many thanks to Jamie and her team, and I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Jamie was spot on with everything. Not only did she nail my bouquets, she was prompt and always responded in a timely manner. My flowers were gorgeous. Sad I only was able to use them for a day.
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!
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!
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 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.
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!
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 she was budget-conscious. I would happily use her services again!!!
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!
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 A.R. Pontius to anyone looking for a great florist in northern Michigan.
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 highly recommend A.R. Pontius!
Jamie did an amazing job! Super easy to work with and all of our centerpieces and ceremony pieces turned out amazing!
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!
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 would recommend her to anyone looking for wedding and eventhe flowers.
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!