Main Office Location:
2929 Anza Street
San Francisco, California 94121
San Francisco Bay Area: Peninsula to Wine Country
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Laurel Designs specializes in a creative use of seasonal materials and exciting combinations for European, garden-style florals. Laurel offers floral design and complete event décor and planning services. Chuppahs, pedestals, and specialty vases and fabrics are available for rent.
Free consultations (including evening and weekend appointments) are available.
Classic, seasonal, innovative.
My name, Laurel, is a good one for a florist since laurel is a variety of flowering tree! Using it as my business name keeps the direct connection between my work and myself.
Because I combine years of experience with ongoing creativity and innovation, I can come up with fresh ideas for you that I know can be executed to the highest standards.
I started doing arrangements for friends and family while pursuing a legal career. Eventually I realized my heart was in flowers, not lawsuits!
I'm inspired by my Italian grandmother, once a couture dressmaker, who created amazing one-of-a-kind gowns for some of San Francisco's most elegant ladies. I'm also inspired by my work with the San Francisco Opera as an on-stage extra, where I get to experience the highest level of artistry and creative expression.
I was lucky to be part of the vendor team for a wedding where the groom was suddenly deployed to Iraq a month before the wedding. We were all able to rearrange our schedules and move the entire event back a year—to finally celebrate his safe return and a joyful wedding day with them.
The importance of being connected to family and friends.
Get a grip on your budget and priorities BEFORE you select your venue and caterer, to avoid the pitfall of committing to those and using up your entire budget at the very start of the planning process.
Vivacious, creative, warm.
The Church at Auvers by Van Gogh. I'm a color person, and when you see this painting in person the blue of the sky just knocks your socks off!
"If it can't be fixed with duct tape or a martini, it ain't worth fixing."
Extra at San Francisco Opera, volunteer work, university alumni activities, gardening, reading, and quality time with my big Italian family.
A long hot bath in my old clawfoot tub, then curling up with the cat and a good book!
One beautiful black and white "tuxedo" cat name Emma. She's the boss of the house, but I don't mind :)
My Uncle Bruno's house—best Italian food in town!
Clients treasure Laurel not only for her supreme artistry, but for her strong commitment to personal service and attention to detail. From the first consultation through the wedding day, she takes the time to understand your vision and transform it into reality. Laurel’s background in fabric and clothing design, along with theatrical experience enhance her ability to work with different locations, props and fabrics to create remarkable designs.
- East Bay
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- San Francisco
- And other areas by special arrangement.