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Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer

Wedding Flowers
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
El Cerrito, California


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Service Area:

East Bay, North Bay to Napa, San Francisco to Palo Alto


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Vendor Type { Flowers }
Company Founded { 1980 }

Be sure to ask Patricia about her beautiful handcrafted, fused glass wedding favors!

Services Offered

For over 27 years Pat Gibbons has been bringing her artistry to the world of flowers, mixing color, texture and the highest quality flowers in her designs. She’s been told she has the best eye for color in the industry and is “truly a master of her craft.” Her approach to design is always fresh and creative, and her clients love her friendly and easy manner. The design process begins with a complimentary 1-hour consultation. During this time and throughout the planning process, Pat works closely with her clients, developing ideas based on their personal style, color theme, and overall vision. Her extensive portfolios show the quality and versatility of her work, giving her clients a wide range of examples to use in creating their own, unique floral presentation. Pat limits her schedule to 1 wedding per day to maintain the quality and service she’s known for. She is personally on site for the delivery and setup of the flowers.

Pat Gibbons has added a new wedding favor and custom glass memento design service to her business:

  • Jars of local, unprocessed honey, decorated with a custom label and colorful hand-cut paper flower topping the jar—delightful and delicious!
  • Individually hand-painted and kiln-fired square glass pieces based on your color scheme, flowers or an abstract pattern evoking the spirit of your event. A magnet attaches it to an escort card for your sign-in table so it becomes both a sparkling table décor and an everlasting favor for your guests.
  • As a memento of your bouquet, Pat hand-paints a design on glass working from a photo of your bouquet, then kiln-fires it to become a permanent fusion of art and nature.
  • As a memento of your wedding invitation, Pat permanently fuses it onto glass for a gorgeous keepsake you can display on your escort card table or cake table. The size is based on the original invitation and starts at $100.00 and up, depending on the complexity of the design and size of the invitation.

 

Questions and Answers

What 3 words describe your work?

Style. Design. Beauty.

Why should someone hire you?

What I give to my clients is the experience and expertise I've learned from designing wedding flowers for 27 years. I only accept one wedding per day so I can offer the best in service, quality and innovation.

What drew you to this field/how did you get started?

I think I've worked towards this since I was 5 yrs old when I had my first garden. I've always been creative and designing flowers brought together all the things I love to do. I've developed designs that are expressions of my art.

What are some of sources of inspiration or influences on your work?

Like most people in the arts, inspiration comes from everywhere. I can see a color, a print, a leaf, a pattern on a fabric or the architecture of a building and a whole design concept evolves from it. It often happens during the consultation, while listening to my clients. I get ideas from what they like and what they see in my portfolio.

Tell us about a favorite, unusual or most interesting moment at a wedding:

I designed the wedding florals for a couple who loved flowers and color and it was great fun working with them. Their thank you note has always remained with me, it read: "Your flowers will always be a brilliant, glorious memory of our wedding day and you really made our day so much more special."

About This Company

Pat has designed for the prestigious Bouquets to Art, held in the de Young Museum in San Francisco more than 25 years. Pat is on many preferred vendor listings. She serves on the program committee for the Wedding Industry Professionals Assoc. and has lectured and written for professional groups. Her work has been praised in Bay Area newspapers and magazines, as well as by many clients and peers. Her personalized service and beautiful, innovative designs have earned her a reputation for excellence.

Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer Covers These Areas:

Northern California
  - East Bay
  - Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
  - North Bay / Marin
  - San Francisco
  - And other areas by special arrangement.

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“Pat Gibbon’s delivered on providing wedding flowers beyond anything I could have imagined and the designs were absolutely perfect.”

“She has a keen elegance and a deep knowledge of which flowers are available when and how to come up with arrangements appropriate for a particular occasion, venue, and taste.”

“I highly, highly, highly recommend her. She is simply the best.”

“At the end of the night, there were serious fights over who got to take home the floral arrangements! :)”

“Pat is not a ‘cookie cutter’ florist—her creativity and flower selection/design are outstanding.”

“As a businesswoman and avid gardener, creative beautiful flowers and professional service were important to me. Pat delivered.”

“Pat did a spectacular job in every respect—from start to finish.”

“The flowers were absolutely stunning; actually the right descriptors are ‘exquisite,’ ‘gorgeous,’ and ‘elegant.”

“Pat is the consummate professional. She is extremely easy to talk to, fun to engage with, and has a great sense of humor.”

“The flowers you designed for us will always be a brilliant, glorious memory of our wedding day.”

“I have to say the best part about our experience with Pat was that she was so easy to work with. And on top of how stress-free she made the whole process, her work was beautiful.”

“Really, what Pat was able to do was give great shape and direction to the ideas we had, which was really helpful considering we were pretty open and flexible. She struck a great balance between honoring our ideas/making sure we had what we wanted, on one hand, and offering her own expert input to help us get the most out of the ideas we came in with.”

“All in all, Pat has a great eye for floral design and offers a level of professionalism, reliability, and calm that allows the process to be easy and fun.”

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