Listen, there isn’t a wedding that can be done without the gorgeous floral arrangements. Flowers are an essential part of your big day, and since marriage is all about love and joy, then we should tend to it like a garden, no? Intentionally and meticulously.
When considering the floral designs, not only should you ponder the type of flowers you want, but also consider the floral designs for both the ceremony and the reception. It’s also worth keeping track of just how many arrangements you’re going to need. Remember, no petal is free!
Keeping track of all of this can be cumbersome, but a proper Southern California wedding planner can certainly help you find a florist and figure out every flower arrangement that sticks within your budget.
Your primary step to conquer this floral situation is to first tap into some of Southern California’s best florists. Check out our highly recommended top 10 below:
FlorUnique: Florist Winne van Heerden says that she spends “more time with [her] brides and grooms than you'd typically find with a florist.” FlorUnique has been recognized by The Knot and Bloomnation, and even has Disneyland as a client. We don’t think you need any more of a co-sign than that!
Flowers By Leah: Leah Horrigan has won many awards by Wedding Wire and she can work with literally any flower type or color that you have in mind. With particular attention to every accent detail you could muster, Horrigan will decorate the aisle to your dream’s desire.
Mitsuko Floral: At this studio, flowers are the canvas, and designer Mitsuko says she wants, “to capture the creative personalities of each bride.” She’ll also discuss with you the types of seasonal flowers that’ll ensure that those petals hold up.
Acton Creative Flowers: These florists see floral design as an art form, and it shows! This studio not only does the traditional wedding designs, but also includes plants, feathers and other variables from the natural landscape, adding variety to the otherwise typical bouquets. Also, as an FYI, Acton Creative Flowers lists their preferred vendors on their website.
La Petite Fleur: La Petite Fleur aims to design wedding flowers based on “your personality and lifestyle.” Maybe this is why The Knot keeps awarding them! Their website also has a price list, so this gives you a good head start to deciding on the florist within your budget.
Xquisite Floral Design: Run by Nia Black, a self-described “fearless floral engineer,” Black is a mastermind behind creative floral concoctions, (like these bouquets hoops). She even serves Temecula, in case you’re looking for a wine country wedding!
Flawless: Flawless’ designer, Falynn Thompson, believes flowers “bring color, life, and aroma to any event.” Not to mention, her personal experience as a bride greatly influences her work. Even better, Thompson offers a custom quote for each wedding, perfect for fitting within your individual needs!
Rogue & Fox Floral Co.: The florist behind this L.A. based studio, Drew, says she is “obsessed with building and creating” - and it shows! Just check out this colorful design or this use of greenery, and imagine what Drew can do for your nuptials!
Flowers By Lady Buggs: Featured by Junebug and California Wedding Days, Davida Buggs loves working with just about every color and hue there is! Not to mention, she created a gorgeous floral bolero that you might consider wearing with your bridal gown!
Mirabel Floral Design: Serving both L.A. and Orange County, this studio was inspired by its florist, Vivienne’s wedding and since then, she has worked with clients who share her love for art and nature. Vivenne is also a two-time winner of Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice Awards!
There are so many florists to choose from and they all know how crucial each petal, stem and feather is to every moment of your wedding day. However, you might just want assistance, as the attention to detail involved can be tedious. The best wedding planners in Southern California can swoop in to relieve you of the load, as they are familiar with negotiating and communicating with florists in a way that expertly relays your ideal designs.
Good luck, and most of all, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!