The Bay Area, Northern and Southern California. Destination weddings welcome, both domestic and international, by special arrangement.
Services OfferedRead More Show Less
Mandy Scott’s inherent gift with flowers, art and interior design all converge in her breathtaking and vibrant floral designs, which have attracted a celebrity clientele—from movie stars to business and political leaders. Mandy’s designs have been featured in Elle Décor, Vogue and in motion pictures.
Despite this heady success, Mandy is down-to-earth and always delighted to share her experience with you to help create your dream flowers within budget—whether you imagine a rustic wine country vineyard wedding, or a chic San Francisco cityscape affair.
Mandy says, “The biggest compliment and satisfaction to us as designers is when we receive a referral from brides themselves.”
- Making your floral budget work hard to realize the look you want.
- Real flowers to see and touch at your consultation, not just pictures.
- Advising on seasonality of flower choices and suitability for your venue.
- Exquisite floral designs created to your specific requests and colors.
- Décor design: place card displays, personals, table, ceremony and more.
- Coordination with your team of event professionals.
- Preparing welcome baskets for your out-of-town guests.
Mandy also has a delightful boutique on Union Street in the Marina District of San Francisco. Come in to experience an array of beautiful blooms, browse their wedding portfolio or even take a floral design class.
ReviewsRead More Show Less
“The flowers were one of my favorite aspects of our wedding. They were so fresh and the colors were so vibrant—Mandy really got my vision and brought it to life. It blew me away; it was really perfect. I couldn’t be happier.”
“Her floral arrangements were mesmerizing.”
“When I sat down with Mandy the first time (for an initial flower consultation), she took the concepts I had in my mind and described a total look and feel to the event in great detail—even including ideas for centerpieces and other décor on that very first day. She clearly knew exactly what I was trying to envision and from that point I felt like I was in great hands.”
“She knows the importance of flowers at a wedding celebration and she works with you, your budget and your taste to make sure there are beautiful centerpieces, bouquets and boutonnieres.”
“She really made the flower process easy and less stressful. Our budget was respected and kept, which we were happy about. She substituted other, less expensive flowers in to make the place look spectacular without compromising our budget or the overall look.”
“I went in to meet Mandy one afternoon at her store on Union Street. When I walked in I was immediately impressed. It was just beautiful and the arrangements that adorned the store were gorgeous.”
“She has an eye for beauty and her flower work is really an art form. She is the utmost professional and I would highly recommend her services.”
“Her prices were reasonable and she didn’t just give us a great product, she gave us the ideas and suggestions to really put the extra special touch on our event.”
“Mandy was a blessing. She listened to everything I described and was very honest about what was going to be more difficult to achieve (not a lot of flowers come in navy blue). But she offered great innovative ideas to match the look and feel I was trying to achieve.”
“I felt like Mandy was more of a friend than a vendor by the end.”
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Questions and AnswersRead More Show Less
What 3 words best describe your work?Highest quality, timeless, fun.
Tell us about your company name.Mandy Scott Flowers—what can I say? We don't hide behind an invented name. My name and reputation are at stake with every wedding we create…I have my name above the door and it guarantees you quality of service.
Why should someone hire you?It is important we are on your side helping you get what you want and not imposing our ideas on you. We work with most budgets and work hard to create designs that match your vision and desires. We help ensure your flower choices and designs are perfect. Our depth of knowledge of what works and what doesn’t given the location and time of year of your wedding are important to realizing your vision. We help you make your money go further by making experienced suggestions (not decisions, those are yours). Last but not least we have contingency plans in place for the inevitable challenges that can crop up from time to time. Your wedding is not the day for things to go wrong—not on our watch.
What drew you to this field/how did you get started?In a former life I was a qualified accredited Accountant and Managing Director for a global investment bank, coordinating large teams and big projects. After 10 years of traveling the world for business, seeing amazing design and creativity, I realized my passion lay with design—and more importantly—with event design. My mind was made up, so I trained as a floral designer for 5 years in college and with a select few of the best floral designers in the world before founding my own business over a decade ago.
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work?I keep a close eye on what's happening in interior design, fashion and technology developments. I frequently visit exhibitions and read a ton of design and creative magazines. I draw inspiration from all of these things and also from art.
What makes a wedding memorable for you?Every wedding is memorable to me for one reason or another. It might be an interesting family member or family dynamic, a unique design element we came up with for the couple, the weather, or the amazing team of professionals that made something happen against the odds.
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?Trust your wedding professionals to do their job so you can enjoy every second of your big day. Your day goes by in a heartbeat, so don't waste it stressing about the details or managing them—this is what your wedding professionals are for.
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?Omnipresence! I'm a pretty good multi-tasker, but to be everywhere at once would be awesome!
What are 3 words that describe your personality?Energetic, caring, detail-oriented.
What's your favorite book/movie/work of art?Movie: Pretty Woman. Work of art: Anything by David Hockney.
What's your favorite quote?"Live well. Laugh often. Love much." Never sure who it is attributed to, but I try to live my life that way.
What's your favorite marriage advice?Work at it. Sometimes it's hard. Listen and think before you say something you may regret later!
Extracurricular activities:Hiking in the headlands with my pooch Milo, design shows, movies, food and wine.
If you weren't in your current profession, what would you do instead?Cannot think of anything I would rather do. I get to spend every day helping other people achieve their dream weddings AND I work in a room full of amazing flowers.
What's your favorite way to wind down after a hard day?Me and Milo out for a romp on Chrissy Field on the way home, followed by feet up with a glass of champagne or a good movie.
Tell us about your pets, if you have any.Didn't I mention him already? Milo the wonder dog—my adorable Australian Terrier. There’s a teddy bear look about him that always makes me smile.
What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday spots or special occasion splurges?Love love love sitting on the deck at Auberge Du Soleil at lunchtime looking out over the Napa Valley. Farm at Carneros Inn, Bungalow 44 in Mill Valley is a regular haunt, and Osha Thai on Union—their lunch special is to die for. All have a place in my heart!
About This Company
Mandy and her team have experience in locations across the USA and Hawaii as well as international locations including London, England, Paris, France and more. Language skills include American and British English, Spanish and French.
Mandy is a leading board member of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association (WIPA).
Mandy Scott Flowers Covers These Areas:
- Bay Area
- East Bay
- Lake Tahoe / Northern Sierras
- Monterey and Carmel
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- North Coast / Mendocino
- Sacramento / Gold Country
- San Francisco
- SF Peninsula / Half Moon Bay
- San Jose / South Bay
- Santa Cruz
- Solano County
- Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
- Yosemite / Mammoth / Forests
- And other areas by special arrangement.
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