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Apple Blossom Florist

Oakland, CA 94609
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Customers love the excellent customer service and "beautiful!" floral arrangements at Apple Blossom Florist. The company offers same-day delivery of fresh, hand-picked floral arrangements, bouquets, and gift baskets, bursting with colors and textures. The company's designers create unique floral arrangements for any occasion, including new babies, engagements, holidays, or just to make a loved one smile. The company also provides custom-designed bouquets and arrangements for weddings and receptions, perfectly tailored to match any theme, décor, and color scheme.

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Brother & Sisters Flower Shop

Oakland, CA 94610
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Brother & Sisters Flower Shop specializes in designing modern, innovative floral arrangements for weddings and events, using the freshest flowers and greenery from suppliers around the world. The company's lead designer has over 20 years of experience in creating custom-made bouquets, table decor, and wedding arrangements, designed to perfectly compliment the wedding theme and colors. Customers can choose classics like roses and irises, or bold exotics like tropical orchids and ferns, delivered fresh for a perfect, natural, color display.

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Daisy Rose Floral Design

Sonoma, CA 95476
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Daisy Rose Floral Design has earned consistent five-star reviews from happy customers and creates unique, custom-designed floral arrangements with a commitment to using green, organic, and earth-friendly practices and suppliers. The company's designers make custom bouquets, centerpieces, and arrangements for weddings, birthdays, and special events, and offers corporate services that give businesses and offices fresh, long-lasting floral and plant displays that liven up any space. The company also hosts fun and informative floral design classes and workshops.

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Gorgeous and Green

Oakland, CA 94609
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Gorgeous and Green is a green-certified, full-service Oakland design studio that offers stunning, custom-made floral arrangements that will leave friends, loved ones, and weddings guests delighted and amazed. The company's florists design tailor-made bouquets, centerpieces, and floral décor for events of all sizes using locally grown organic and non-sprayed blooms with a commitment to using sustainable suppliers and earth-friendly recycling. They also offer tailored gift baskets and flower and gift combos, using local, handmade products as well. Customers can browse the photo gallery on the company's website for inspiration, and call to schedule a design consultation.

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Helen's Flower Shop

Oakland, CA 94612
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Customers love the artistry, quality, and competitive pricing at Helen's Flower Shop. The Oakland Company offers pre-made and custom-designed bouquets, floral arrangements, and gifts made from fresh, vibrant flowers and plants from local and worldwide growers. Customers can choose from an extensive selection of pre-made arrangements for birthdays, anniversaries, and funerals, and special events like parties and office get-togethers. The company's designers also create beautiful, classic bouquets and centerpieces for weddings, using modern and traditional elements for a flawless, customized look.

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J. Miller Flowers and Gifts

Oakland, CA 94611
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J. Miller Flowers and Gifts has been providing top-quality floral design to Oakland customers for more than 60 years. The company offers pre-made and custom designed floral arrangements and bouquets for any event, including birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, get-well wishes, and funerals. Customers can also purchase fresh seasonal wreaths, holiday centerpieces, and fun extras like balloons, candies, and chocolates. The company designs custom bouquets and centerpieces for weddings, using fresh, colorful, hand-selected flowers like roses, lilies, lavender, and orchids.

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Jaimee Leigh Events

San Jose, CA 95101
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The owner of Jaimee Leigh Events is a third-generation wedding and event planner and provides full-service event management and floral design for any special occasion. Customers can choose complete, start-to-finish event planning service, or request custom-designed bouquets and arrangements that will perfectly highlight and color scheme and décor. The company uses the freshest local and imported flowers, plants, and greenery from growers around the state, the country, and the world, blending colors and textures to create unique arrangements that will amaze guests.

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Michael Daigian Design

San Francisco, CA 94124
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The team at Michael Daigian Design has been offering unique, top-quality floral design services for over 35 years, creating custom-made decor and arrangements for special events of all kinds. The company specializes in wedding décor, and customers receive a complimentary initial design consultation to create the perfect bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, and centerpieces to match any theme and color scheme. The company's custom arrangements are filled with classic and exotic flowers from around the world, always fresh and bursting with color.

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Nancy Liu Chin Designs

San Francisco, CA 94107
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Nancy Liu Chin Designs has been creating world-class floral arrangements for more than a decade, offering an endless selection of custom bouquets, centerpieces, and décor for weddings and special events. The company floral designs have appeared in many publications such as Brides Magazine and Today's Bride, and every arrangement and bouquet are full of fresh, hand-selected flowers and plants from around the world to create a stunning blend or colors and textures. Customers can contact the company on the website to request a design consultation.

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Orinda Florist

Orinda, CA 94563
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Orinda Florist is a one-stop floral company offering a range of pre- and custom-made arrangements and bouquets for birthdays, anniversaries, and special events. The company's staff and floral designers take pride in creating fresh, beautiful floral arrangements suited to any occasion, using local and imported flowers and greenery to match any taste and style, from classic to exotic and everything in between. The company also provides custom bouquets, cake decorations, and centerpieces for weddings, designed to suit the customer's budget and needs.

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The Flower House

Livermore, CA 94551
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The Flower House is a Livermore floral design studio that creates stunning, one-of-a-kind arrangements for weddings, parties, corporate events, and special occasions. The company's owner and lead designer has more than 20 years of experience in crafting custom-made bouquets, centerpieces, and floral décor using fresh local and imported flowers and plants for a unique, eye-catching look that can match any theme and color scheme. Customers can call, email, or contact the company on the website to schedule a design consultation.

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Yukiko's Floral Design Studio

Kentfield, CA 94904
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Yukiko's Floral Design Studio is a Kentfield florist that creates unique, custom-designed floral arrangements and bouquets for special events, parties, and everyday enjoyment. The company's owner and lead designer uses fresh flowers and plants from around the world, such as tropical orchids, soft succulents, colorful lilies, and stunning roses, creating stunning displays for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Customers can purchase one of the pre-made arrangements on the company's website, or call to request a custom-designed bouquet or centerpiece.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

If you have an upcoming event — such as a wedding, baby shower, birthday, or work event — flowers can really elevate the entire space. Flowers add a nice touch of color, scent, and elegance that everyone can appreciate. Of course, you can't just have random flowers around the room. Instead, you should hire floral design services, so your flowers are displayed as one cohesive, beautiful look.

Floral design is often a costly service, but it can be worth it to make your event that much more special. A floral designer will work with you to understand the types of flowers and colors you want and make sure the final design matches your overall event theme.

What is floral design?

Floral design is the process of arranging flowers and plants into an eye-catching display that's beautiful and balanced. Floral design may work with real or artificial flowers, or a mixture of both. The arrangements can come in vases, bowls, baskets, flower walls, or as display structures, such as arches.

How do you become a floral designer?

A floral designer doesn’t need a college degree, but some choose to earn an associate’s degree in floral design, floristry, or horticulture. Additionally, a floral designer can choose to get the floral designer credential offered by the American Institute of Floral Designers. Ultimately, though, it's on-the-job experience that helps people become skilled floral designers.

How much do floral designers make?

According to Salary.com, floral designers in the United States make an average of $52,475 annually. The range for floral designer salaries is between $33,608-$73,381. Compensation can vary depending on which state you work in, how much you work, your experience, and your reputation.

Who hires floral designers?

A lot of people need floral designers, most often for events. People hire floral designers for their weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, corporate events, gender reveal parties, and engagement parties. Additionally, many retailers hire floral designers to decorate their stores.

What are mechanics in floral design?

The mechanics in floral design are the supplies, methods, and materials a floral designer uses to keep the floral arrangement together. The four main elements of floral design are shape, space, color, and texture. A floral designer considers all of these when putting arrangements together, as well as how the arrangement will hold its shape.

Why is color important in floral design?

Color is perhaps the most important aspect of floral design because it's what people notice first. The colors in a floral arrangement need to complement each other and work cohesively. Additionally, a floral arrangement’s colors need to typically match the theme and the other decorations of the event.

What are some styles of floral design that originated in Japan?

There are three primary forms of Japanese floral arrangements:

  • The Shogun Ashikaga style typically found in tea houses.
  • The nagarie style is typically a single long branch with shorter flowers and plants at the base, all in a tall vase.
  • The moribana style where flowers are placed in a three-dimensional format (foreground, middle, and distance).

How do you make floral designs in Photoshop?

To make a custom floral pattern in photoshop:

  1. Sketch out your individual flowers.
  2. Scan your sketch at 300 dpi.
  3. Use one of the photoshop brushes to draw clean lines over your sketch.
  4. Make additional copies of the flowers and edit them into a pattern.
  5. Add in color if you wish.

What are the six principles of floral design? 

  • Balance is about achieving the same visual on all sides of the arrangement.
  • Contrast is about using different colors to highlight the arrangement and add diversity.
  • Dominance is having one design element stand out more than others, such as having red as the primary color.
  • All floral arrangements should be equally proportioned, so one side of the bouquet doesn't seem more full or sparse.
  • Scale is the size of the individual pieces in the arrangement and how they work together.
  • Rhythm is a dominating repeating flower or visual in the arrangement.

What should you ask your florist before you hire them?

When hiring a florist for a special event, you want to make sure you hire an experienced individual. Here are questions you should ask a florist:

  • How long have you been working in this industry?
  • Have you done my type of event before?
  • Do you offer delivery and how much does it cost?
  • Do you have a portfolio?

What are the five major lines used in floral design? 

The five major lines used in Western floral design are:

  • Vertical
  • Horizontal
  • Curvilinear
  • Zigzag
  • Diagonal
As the names imply, a floral arrangement can be positioned to follow a particular shape, such as climbing high (vertical), short and wide (horizontal), and more. The floral arrangement line you choose may depend on your venue, style, or even the types of flowers you want. If you're unsure of which kind of line to choose, ask your floral designer to give you some guidance. For example, a room with high ceilings may benefit from vertical floral arrangements that draw the eye upward.

What questions should a florist ask a bride?

Questions a florist should ask include:

  • What's your budget?
  • What size of bouquet do you want?
  • What are your wedding colors?
  • Are there specific flowers you love or hate?
  • What type of bridal bouquet do you prefer (nosegay, pomander, posy, round, hand-tie, etc.)
  • Do you prefer real or artificial flowers, or a combination?

How do floral designers preserve bouquets & arrangements prior to an event?

A good florist will only use the freshest flowers and create the floral arrangements on the day of the event, probably in the early morning. The flowers are stored in a room at a cool temperature without direct sunlight. When the flowers are transported to the event, the stems are kept in water, if possible.

Is there a difference between being a Florist and a Floral Designer?

A florist typically works in a floral shop and takes care of the flowers while also helping customers and sometimes providing floral design services. A floral designer, on the other hand, focuses entirely on creating beautiful flower arrangements for clients.

Who are some of the most famous Floral Designers in the world?

Some of the world's most famous floral designers are:

  • Lauren Sellen, who owns Coyote Flowers (Toronto)
  • Ruby Barber, who owns Mary Lennox Flowers (Berlin)
  • Hattie Molloy (Melbourne)
  • Duo Florian Seyd and Ueli Signer, who work under the name Wunderkammer (Amsterdam)
  • George Low and Elizabeth Johnson, who own Seed Flora (Sydney)
  • Azuma Makoto (Tokyo)

What is the history of floral arrangements?

The earliest known record of floral arrangements dates back to 2,500 B.C. in Egypt. Historians have found that Egyptians regularly cut and displayed flowers in vases around the house, for processions, and even at burials. Floral arrangements are seen on ancient Egyptian carvings and paintings.

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