Main Office Location:
8343 Carrleigh Parkway
Springfield, Virginia 22152
Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland.
Excited to see what your flowers will look like? Receive a complimentary preview sampling of your wedding flowers for packages of $2000 and up! In addition, EightTreeStreet will create a special toss bridal bouquet as a complimentary gift when you book them for your wedding florals. A minimum is required, please call for further information.
EightTreeStreet is a contemporary floral design studio offering custom wedding flowers, silk flower bouquets and even elegant brooch bouquets. Maribel Kalata has an incredible eye for design. One event professional tells us, “her ability to be cutting-edge, chic and couture in her floral designs is unmatched.” She’s not afraid of using different mediums to create beautiful pieces of floral art!
But Maribel’s main inspiration is her couples. She uniquely tailors each arrangement according to the specific style of their wedding. She works with the top suppliers and can even obtain organic and locally grown flowers upon request.
In addition to flowers, EightTreeStreet offers specialty wedding accessories including signage, chair backers, keepsake floral bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, bridal wands, ring pillows, fascinators and cake toppers.
Modern. Romantic. Contemporary.
EightTreeStreet comes from the place where I first fell in love with flowers—Philadelphia. While living and working there, I frequented the local flower market and started getting interested in floral design.
I work closely with couples to design flowers that tell the story of their wedding day; that help them celebrate and create an atmosphere of happiness. We offer a hands-on approach, from the design stages to picking out the flowers, to the final florals and delivery, all with an artisan, one-of-a-kind design for each wedding.
Since I have a home-based studio, most people think I cannot do many designs or provide the services that retailers do. But I go all the way to offer clients a complete service; plus, I focus on each wedding at a time so they know I give them undivided attention and put my heart into each wedding.
I worked in small cultural centers and museums, and my background was in putting promotional events together for them. Flowers and event design were a major part of that. As the years went on, I started designing and learning for these events.
I love interior design. Anything from fabrics, to furniture, to textiles, and that has a big influence in the way I see color, texture and the way I design. I am so excited that weddings have broadened in their approach to include innovative designs and ideas we see in interior design today.
I recently did a wedding in which I had no contact with the actual client—all was done through their wedding planner. It's nerve wracking not having the vision first-hand from the client, but I tried my best to match as closely as possible the tidbits of information I had. I was excited and almost in tears when I put the boutonniere on the groom and it matched perfectly! I had no clue or idea of what to expect, and when I saw it all come together it was such a thrill.
That moment when you see the new couple together as a married couple, and you see that first photo. You know the floral bouquet and the boutonniere you crafted will be preserved as a memory in photos.
That you always have to be prepared, something always happens. I usually make extra boutonnieres for example, you never know how many get lost or forgotten in the thrill of the wedding day. And I am also prepared for last minute requests, like a grandma corsage, or a small bouquet, things like that. Be prepared, things happen.
In terms of flowers, to do something special for themselves. I always think of the bouquet as the complement to the wedding gown, so I say try to make it special, you'll see in photographs on your mantle for years to come.
The power to multiply myself so I could do more than one wedding or event at a time. I love them so much and they are all so different and exciting.
Sensitive. Engaging. Caring.
I love movies, my favorite is Grosse Point Blank.
My daughter always says, "I love you to the moon and back." And I love it.
Be flexible, marriage is about two people coming together, supporting each other and being flexible with each other.
Decorating, working in our backyard, sometimes doing a little DIY here and there.
I would still be working in museums or art centers. I love being around creative people.
A glass of wine and chatting with my friends.
We have sweet rescued white cat we adore.
Sometimes we love just a small neighborhood place. We go in and know we'll see faces we recognize. Or a coffee house that is more like a hang out place, Cervantes. It's a beautiful space as well.
- Eastern Shore Maryland
- Suburban Maryland
- Northern Virginia
- And other areas by special arrangement.
“Maribel has such a passion. She is so sweet and personable and she’s genuinely very excited about your day and your needs.”
“Everything was beautiful and perfect! Yes, I gave her guidelines and let her have creative freedom. My ideas were very simple but it was done so beautifully.”
“I had a rough vision of what I wanted and Maribel totally got it. She was awesome; so easy to work with.”
“She took my ideas and translated them into something great.”
“It took about five minutes for us to get on the same page and she knew exactly what I wanted. It honestly could not have gone better. She was the easiest vendor that I worked with.”
“Maribel was great about working with us on the budget; she is very budget-friendly.”
“Her vision was my vision; she did exactly what I wanted.”
“I wasn’t worried at all how the finished product would come out. It was really effortless on my end.”
“Maribel is very friendly and easy to work with. She answers questions in a timely manner. She was one of the few vendors I had that never ever stressed me out! She was great. I highly recommend her.”(What does this mean?)