Best of 2015: Best Florist
LOS ANGELES WINNER
Known for: Owner Amy Marella strives to make her clients happy through flowers, so when it comes to weddings, her charming team brings talent, versatility and passion to each design. With an impressive roster of celebrity clients, Marella treats every person like an A-lister, with dreamy results.
Wedded wisdom: “Search through magazines, Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, advises Marella. “It’s fun to start with one concept and bounce ideas around the table to see how we can create something new.”
ORANGE COUNTY WINNER
Known for: Fresh, diverse and beautiful florals that are executed with the client’s vision at the forefront of the design.
Wedded wisdom: Ceiling installations are in, says florist Melissa McGowan. “Whether it’s a full floral chandelier over a dance floor or a smaller-scale installation over a cake table, brides are loving the idea of flowers accenting the room from top to bottom.”
CENTRAL COAST WINNER
Known for: Meeting at the crossroads of organic and classic, the lovely Mindy Rice’s designs are abundantly lush with a modern Santa Barbara vibe.
Wedded wisdom: “Use a flower as it is given to you in nature. Don’t force it to be something else,” says Rice. “That doesn’t mean it can’t be ‘designed.’ Beautiful blooms should look gathered—yet in truth it took 30 minutes to create.”