The wedding florist team at Lilla Bello is dedicated to making your wedding day a perfect vision of who you are as a couple, by not only designing gorgeous wedding flowers, but by capturing the mood and tone of your entire day. We work closely with you on creating an environment that reflects who you are, your story, and your personalities, while presenting the floral elements in a way that is both timeless and elegant.
Whether you are planning an intimate wedding with a sophisticated ambiance or an extravagant celebration bursting with color, we will make sure your floral vision and wedding bouquets are everything you dreamed it would be! Our wedding floral design services are available all along our glorious Southern California coastline: Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Barbara, Ojai, Montecito, Santa Ynez, Palm Springs, Orange County, Laguna Beach, and beyond!
how do we get started?
Yay! You found us, and we're so glad you did! Please complete our Wedding Consultation Form which will immediately give us an overview of your floral needs and wishes. You will hear from us within 24 hours (usually way sooner) to get started!
Step 2 – Phone Consultation
Right off the bat, we love having a quick chat. Maybe 10-15 minutes max as just an initial meet and greet. We will review with you some general pricing guidelines and any questions you might have. If you have a budget in mind, please do share this with us. We will always do our very best to make it work, and it’s valuable intel for us as we may then best to guide you towards ways to make those dollars count!
Step 3 – In-Person Consultation
Assuming we all felt great about the Phone Consultation, we’d love to invite you in for a more in depth sit down and break down of everything flowers! Bring your fiancé, bring your Mom, bring your bestie, or come solo! We’ll get the Nespresso Maker warmed up and sit down in our beautiful consultation room where you can look and touch and explore everything! We can go through pictures of past weddings, play with our rental items in the showroom, and really just get to know each other. After this meeting, we will prepare a formal proposal for your wedding flowers which will line item every detail.
How far in advance do we need to book for our wedding?
The sooner the better. Here’s the thing…we are not a wedding factory and we don’t want to be. We only take a certain amount of wedding work because giving our couples all of our care and attention is very important to us. We do book up. That said, by booking in we are simply promising to work together for your wedding flowers. All of the details (additions + subtractions) can be made up until 2 weeks prior to your wedding date. So relax! If you love pink today and decide in 2 months you want yellow, it’s all good! If your guest counts goes up or down, we make those final adjustments way down the line. We will give you all the details and deadlines so you’ll have plenty of time to get those final decisions made.
What if I find another florist that’s cheaper than you?
Sigh. You will. We have to assume that what brought you to our door is our body of work, the quality of our designs and florals, and our longevity and reputation in this industry. If you truly love flowers and it’s one of the most important things for your wedding, it would be our absolute joy to work with you. If you don’t love flowers and they just aren’t all that important to you, then thats ok too, but you can certainly find someone cheaper who can get the job done! Sorry if thats blunt but we truly want everybody to feel great about working together.
What is the deposit requirement?
50% is requested.
If you need to break this up into 4 payments, just ask…we’re super friendly.
what personal flowers to get?
Should I use Pinterest to collect wedding ideas?
Pinterest can be an incredible tool for discovering your likes and dislikes. When a couple comes to us with a Pinterest board, it serves as a great jumping off point. We dont expect you to know flower names or the seasonality of those flowers (back off, that’s our job!). We look for what colors you love, what types of flowers you are gravitating towards, your overall style preferences and so on. Just beware of some common pitfalls such as getting your heart set on an exact rose color or floral specimen. Flowers are products of nature, therefore not only are they seasonal, but they can also vary greatly in color/shade. Wrap your minds around this fact so you may enjoy the beautiful variations as opposed to being disappointed if each bloom isn’t an exact replica of another. We are looking to understand your overall vibe and from there, it is our job to steer you towards the florals which are in season for your wedding, the florals that suit your budget, and present you with additional options that support your overall vision.
Psst… if you find yourself “pinning” at 3am and constantly second-guessing your likes/dislikes, stop and walk away! Remember what this day is about – you and your future spouse, and who you two are as a couple. There is no right or wrong– decide what means the most to you, and stick with it! Go.To. Sleep.
Wedding Flowers for you
What do you see when you close your eyes and visualize the day? If that is an elegant wedding arch in soft romantic colors, great! If it’s more about the reception and your guests, then let’s start there! Try to think about how you decorate your own home, or how your closet is organized in order to steer yourself in the direction of your style and colors. Trust yourself! You want to be able to look back at your wedding photos over the years and still see YOU. This is the design direction that will stand the test of time.
Do I need a wedding theme?
Goodness no! This is not a Sweet 16 or your cousins astronaut inspired Bar Mitzvah. You can easily achieve a formal wedding or a casual wedding, and anything in between, without “theme’ing it up”. Save that for your next BBQ or birthday party. Let’s keep this classy people!
Do I need to decide a color palette for my wedding?
This is a tougher question to answer because, well, we just don’t believe in rules. We did a wedding once at a private residence where each room was a different color story. Sound crazy? It certainly could have been, but thats when we kick it into high gear and come up with ways to create this experience that honors the vision you are going for, without throwing everything and the kitchen sink into the room! It’s an exercise in editing and pulling back as much as it is fully committing to the color we are featuring.
That said, most couples know the colors they are happy with, and we will then guide you towards floral selections that will work best!
What are some popular flower trends right now?
Trends, Schmends! Be careful here, because you will be looking at these pictures for years to come, and your future grandchildren are already thinking of ways to make fun of you! We take enormous pride in watching how trends evolve and then incorporating hints of them into a classic, timeless floral arrangement. If I see another editorial with a bride walking down the aisle with a basketball size bush of a bridal bouquet, I might just fall down dead. That said, todays trends are incorporating gorgeous mixed foliages and looser compositions which we love and know they will stand the test of time. Again, it’s a dance between editing and fully committing. By placing a select few untamed tendrils of foliage in the right places, you get a much more impactful design than “the bush look”. With trends, we ask that you allow us to guide you. If it’s something you love, of course you can have it. But if you get close to the edge of the cliff, you’ve gotta let us walk you back a little…
your beautiful ceremony florals?
Do you offer other wedding services outside of florals?
Yes. We offer “Event Styling” services. To be clear, we are not event planners. And if you have an event planner, you should ask them if hiring us for our styling services will impede on their turf. If you don’t have an event planner or have a “month-of” planner who is not assisting you with styling services, then we’re here to help!
We can assist in the overall design of your tabletop and sometimes extending into furniture rentals as well. We help in tying all the elements together. We’ve got a great start on the direction of your floral arrangements now, and you’re looking for guidance with table linens, china, glassware, cutlery, table layout ideas, and possibly bringing in specialty furnishings. We work with the BEST vendors in the business in all of these categories.
We save you the time and confusion of sorting through hundreds of options in each of these categories. We do a “pull” for you and present you with 2 complete looks in a custom mood board (with up to 2 revisions). We collect and present you with pricing straight from each vendor. We do not up-charge our vendors prices. Rather, we charge you a flat 30% styling fee for whatever your rental invoices total. If you order $1,000 worth of rentals, we invoice you $300 which covers our time, the mood boards and our design expertise. Kinda worth it if you’re not doing a giant event which requires a full service planner, eh?
how do we get started?
Yay! You found us, and we're so glad you did! Please complete our Wedding Consultation Form which will immediately give us an overview of your floral needs and wishes. You will hear from us within 24 hours (usually way sooner) to get started!
Does Lilla Bello have any floral containers that we may rent for our wedding?
Yes. This is when it gets fun. We have a beautiful showroom at our Santa Monica studio with a wide selection of floral vessels which can be rented for your wedding. We have everything ranging from modern metallic glass, to vintage mercury glass, to dreamy white “shabby chic” style vases, to vineyard inspired stone containers, to rustic wood, beachy sea-glass, and bohemian basket weaves in many sizes and styles.
Does Lilla Bello have any candle holders that we may rent for our wedding?
Yes. Also in our showroom at our Santa Monica studio, we have a large assortment of votive holders, hurricane candle holders, and lanterns of all sizes and styles.
Will you provide us with a “Sample” floral prior to the wedding?
You bet! All full-service weddings (personals, ceremony and reception flowers) will receive a complimentary “Sample Meeting” which typically takes place 3-4 weeks prior to the wedding date. This ensures that the exact flowers are available as we will be in, or close to, the current season at that time. Your sample will be one centerpiece floral arrangement. We will have tons of florals in the shop incase you would like us to make any adjustments to what we have prepared for you. Nobody leaves until it’s perfect and we’re all hugging and crying.
What happens to flower arrangements after the wedding?
We are big, no HUGE, believers of giving back. After the “I Do’s” and the amazing reception with all your loved ones, our clients often ask, what happens to all the flowers? It’s beyond shameful to think of them being thrown in the garbage when they have so much life left in them, and frankly, you just paid a sizable chunk of change for them!
Option 1: if the floral vessels are rentals, we will make sure the flowers are in some sort of liner and can be lifted out so you may send them home with your guests.
Option 2: we regularly donate flower arrangements to our local senior living centers and hospice care facilities in Santa Monica. We charge a nominal fee for the re-delivery on the following business day. See our Giving Back section for more details.
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Toby and her team did the flowers for our wedding ceremony and reception, our theme was hollywood glam and the guys did a great job!Karen J. 4/22/2013
Everything was just perfect from my bouquet was amazing with all the jewels, the fabulous center pieces with the feathers and jewels to the open roses on the napkins for each of guests!
For both the ceremony and reception we didn't need any other decorations, the flowers were just beautiful and arranged perfectly
Toby was great to work with and had great ideas that meant everything was perfectly suited to our theme at a great price
I would definitely recommend Lilla Bello for floral arrangements! Super stars!
Creative, professional, kind and always exceeding expectations. We have had only exceptional experiences working with Lilla Bello and they continue to deliver for us even in the face of many incredibly unusual requests and specifications. Toby is not only truly talented but a true joy to work with. We will continue to look forward to future opportunities to work with Lilla Bello - Toby and her team are a treasured find.Kristin B. 10/30/2018
Toby designed the most beautiful bouquet and floral arrangements for my wedding. My guests and I were all blown away. I gave Toby an idea of what I was looking for and she truly outdid herself and perfectly executed my vision. I couldn't recommend Lilla Bello more highly for any special occasion. Thank you for making our big day that much more beautiful and special.Jennifer C. 11/05/2016
Toby at Lilla Bello Studio always makes me look good! I always get complements on what I send and then they become Lilla Bello clients as well! What she puts together is always stunning and just perfect! I have both sent and received from Lilla Bello and I am thankful to be on either side of the deal. Their online shop is also a total go-to for gifts! especially for babies. yay!michel w. 7/31/2009
We had the pleasure of doing business with Lilla Bello as they were the florists/designers for our wedding in August. My wife found them after doing extensive research online and meeting with a couple other florists her friends had recommended. We met Tasha and the team at Lilla Bello and after our first meeting knew we were in good hands. Having high quality beautiful flowers was top of the list for my wife and their product is incredible! Let's face it, there are a lot of great florists in and around the LA area but I think what sets Lilla Bello apart is just how much they cared about making our wedding so great. Everyone we dealt with had a positive attitude and very helpful in giving us ideas and working with our budget. 5 stars for sure for Lilla Bello and a life long customer and now friend for sure!Ryan M. 9/10/2017
LB exceeded my expectations in every way! Toby and her team are awesome, they totally understood my vision while still offering their expertise to ensure we had the best end result. In the end, everything was perfect! The arch was glorious and the bouquets and centerpieces were breathtaking. Thank you for making my dream wedding a reality! You guys are the best!!Chelsea T. 9/15/2017
If I could give 10 stars I would!Natalie D. 6/22/2017
I am lucky enough to be a neighbor to Lilla Bello and have used them more than 50 times over the past year and a half. I have never been disappointed, and always get the most kind and flattering thank you notes from the recipients of their arrangements. The owner/staff/employees are the friendliest people with impeccable taste and quality. Similar to my star rating, if I had all they money in the world, I would buy literally everything in their store. It is gorgeous.
On top of that, their arrangements are exotic and unique, and they are very reasonably priced, responsive and punctual. I guess by now you get the point -- I am an absolute super fan and recommend this shop to anyone and everyone. 🙂
Lilla Bello is a hidden treasure worth finding! My first experience with Toby (owner and master floral designer) was for Mother's Day. I told her my mother's favorite flower and she made the most beautiful and unique arrangement incorporating that flower. Mom loved it!Lisa C. 12/30/2009
I have requested florals since and Toby has always amazed me with truly stunning arrangements and the recipients loved them!
Lilla Bello is one of the most professional top notch florist I have worked with. Toby (owner) did my flowers for my wedding and they surpassed all my expectations. The number one thing to women are flowers and she hit the ball out of the park. She did my flowers for my rehearsal dinner and wedding. I could not have asked for anything more. She made my special day so magical and memorable. When it came to my flowers I had nothing to worry about. I would recommend her to everyone I know. I can't say enough good things about her and her staff. Beyond helpful and professional and their work is perfection!!!Danielle M. 2/15/2012
I have worked with Toby for years! She has made floral arrangements for parties at my home, I've used her to send flowers to others, and I worked with her on my daughter's Bat Mitzvah, not just for flowers, but for the table decor as well. She is impeccable taste, and everything she produces is beautiful. She's the nicest person and so easy to work with!Ashly S. 10/29/2018
I'm so glad we chose Lilla Bello to do the flowers at my daughter's recent wedding at the Bel Air Bay Club! Toby understood the look and feel my daughter was aiming for, and fulfilled her vision beyond our imagination. The chuppah and the rest of the setting for the ceremony were beautiful, romantic and bountiful without being over the top. The bouquets were stunning, and the little succulent boutonnieres were perfect, each wonderfully unique. (In fact, these little creations were one of the things that made us fall in love with and choose Lilla Bello!) The reception tables were truly lovely -- elegant, creative and the perfect combination of classic and organic. As we look through the photos now, the flowers once again take our breath away. Working with Toby was fun and easy. We look forward to working with her again in the future and highly recommend Lilla Bello for any occasion!Amy K. 4/27/2019
I had an incredibly great experience with Lilla Bello Studio! So great, in fact, that I registered for Yelp just to write this review. I was a June '09 bride with a realistic budget (read: closer to normal, less close to what other brides seem to do,) but, despite my budget, I wanted a dream wedding that would make jaws drop. (In an elegant way, of course.) 🙂Emily F. 3/02/2010
From our first meet, she had me at "of course I can do that," and I had a mad floral crush. I showed her pictures of flowers from a celebrity wedding, and Toby not only interpreted these arrangements to reflect our bridal style, but she made them even more stunning. Every single floral detail of the wedding was stunning, from bouquet to chair garlands, floral pomanders to table arrangements. Drool worthy! Flower crush was right.
The best bit? Toby delivered a drop dead gorgeous wedding. You read right: DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! People are still talking about the wedding flowers, and I still daydream about them. sigh.
So if you want to hire someone for a wedding or another event with an exquisite taste level, and all within your budget, stop right now and book her before all the celebrities do. Don't let this vendor get away.
Oh, and did I tell you she's a total sweetheart? Can it get any better than Lilla Bello? You're right, it can't.
P.S. BTW, it turned out that our wedding was featured in a magazine, and I am confident that it's because of two things: Our wedding planner and our fab florist LILLA BELLO.
I've frequently used Lilla Bello for countless arrangements for holidays, events and Mother's Day. My experience has been nothing short of perfect.Natasha L. 4/28/2016
Most recently, Lilla Bello created the most stunning floral arrangements for my wedding. I was insanely specific about a wild, unstructured feel and my preferred color palette. My bouquet was the most delicate bunch of chamomile wrapped in gorgeous silk ribbon. Lilla Bello created a gorgeous suspended arch of florals that everyone was gushing over. Our tables featured delicate bud vases of different heights with florals in a palette whimsical white/green/hints of blush.
Lilla Bello clearly understood my vision and was able to make it come to fruition. Thank you so much Toby and Tasha for your attention to every detail and making my wedding day so beautifully magical. I highly recommend Toby and her team at Lilla Bello for any of your floral needs as they will surpass your expectations every time.
Our wedding photos are beyond gorgeous thanks to Toby's gorgeous designs and florals!!!!!SS N. 6/14/2011
Lilla Bello designed our entire wedding decor and our wedding turned out to be nothing short of breathtaking. Our centerpieces and reception hall decor were lush, bright, smelled sooooo good, and were of course, gorgeous.
My bouquet was my absolute favorite. OMG It was beyond stunning and looks amazing in all the photos. It was what I was most picky about besides my hair and Toby knew exactly what to design when I just gave her a few hints of what I wanted.
Toby is a floral/design/wedding PRO and Lilla Bello is the best in the industry!!!!!
It kills me that it took this long to write a review. But better late than never!Jamie C. 9/07/2018
Toby and her crew are absolutely incredible! I came to Toby with an idea in my head of what I wanted my wedding to look like and she made it come to life 1000x better than I could have ever imagined. She did a great job dealing with a stressed bride and family members with opinions and was great to work with from start to finish. The amazing flowers and out of this world chuppah are still talked about by guests a year and a half later and I'm sure for years to come. Can't thank Toby and staff enough!
The BEST Floral Design Studio in LA!!! I was first introduced to Toby at Lilla Bello Studio when I was the recipient of one of Toby's little floral sculptures. After that I went to Toby when my cousin gave birth to her first child I ordered an arrangement from Toby, that after 3 years, my cousin still talks about. She's been making me look good ever since. Toby has a wonderful way of talking you through what you need, even for someone as clueless as I am when it comes to flowers. As a single guy, Toby is invaluable. She's not only helped me for requests in LA but in other states as well.David R. 2/15/2010
So if you really want to give something uniquely beautiful and utterly impressive, I can't recommend Toby at Lila Bello Studio enough!!
Lilla Bello provides the most exquisite flowers in LA! Toby is a dream to work with and time after time delivers. I am an event professional that has worked with Toby and the Lilla Bello team for years, and can vouch that they are top-notch. Look no further, you will definitely be thrilled!Sara P. 10/29/2018
Working with Toby and the team at Lilla Bello Studio is both painless and incredibly fun. Toby is the perfect person to brainstorm with who will then get back to you with multiple ideas at multiple price points based on a combination of her expertise and the information you give her. And her team, whether they are just delivering something for you or actually creating centerpieces and decor on site, is always prepared and wiling to go the extra mile to make you look great. And I know that firsthand.David P. 10/14/2014
I've been a fan of Lilla Bello since stumbling upon the beautiful shop in Bergamot Station a few years ago and following them on Instagram. I finally got to experience Toby's artistic grace and Tasha's friendly efficiency and organization through the process of planning my wedding flowers and decor over the past few months.Taya W. 6/13/2017
Because it matters when planning events close to the heart, let me say that Toby is a wonderful human being in addition to being a very patient and intuitive planner. She has impeccable taste and was the sole reason my late afternoon, neutral-and-green toned beach ceremony looked as perfect as my jewel-toned evening, secret-garden, bohemian-chic reception on a Hollywood rooftop.
All of the personal flowers, bouquets and boutonnières were simply bulletproof in design, color, and construction. They withstood hours at the beach and were still looking fresh several days later. The table arrangements were more beautiful than what I could have dreamed up on my own, and all within a very reasonable budget. I kept as many of them as I could after the big day, and was able to keep them in our home for nearly a week where they perfumed everything and helped us decompress after the wedding.
If you're at all on the fence, don't even think twice about going with Lilla Bello for any floral needs, large or small. I look forward to more beautiful arrangements for every occasion and no occasion at all. And if you can visit the shop, you may walk out with something unexpected to treasure, whether it's a little sculpture, a new vase, or a tiny succulent to grow.
Toby did an AMAZING job on my son's wedding. My favorite moment of the night (aside from the Mother-Son dance) was the instant I saw the room all set-up with the gorgeous floral arrangements. It is etched in my mind forever. She really caught our vision and brought it to life. Toby is very professional and creative. Lilla Bello is all you could want for your wedding or special event.Cindi K. 10/29/2018
I have known Toby personally for several years and she is always my go-to for floral arrangements when I need something special delivered for a birthday or something like that. When it came time to decide on who was going to curate all of my floral arrangements for our wedding day, I didn't think twice - Lilla Bello it was! From my incredible bouquet to my now step daughter's flower crown to the amazing flowers on our wedding cake, I would not have changed a thing and have received so many compliments from even the toughest critics. Thank you Toby and Tasha for making my special day truly shine and be a forever memory in my mind.Lisa H. 6/14/2017
It's been three years now, that I've been ordering flowers and arrangements from Lilla Bello. I've seen two receptionist come and go, and really liked them all! I've ordered birthday flowers, congrats arrangements, Thanksgiving centerpieces, get well soon orchids, and so much more over the years. Always a pleasant, easy interaction and the flowers are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you, Lilla Bello!Margie R. 6/18/2019
Toby is as kind and helpful as a person can be. She put together a rush bouquet for us (rush as in ready in a couple of hours) and was so unbelievably accommodating to our needs. Thank you Yelp for helping me find her, and thank you Toby for such amazing attention.N S. 2/18/2010
You will NOT be disappointed with Lilla Bello.
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