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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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!I have requested florals since and Toby has always amazed me with truly stunning arrangements and the recipients loved them!Lisa C. 12/30/2009
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've frequently used Lilla Bello for countless arrangements for holidays, events and Mother's Day. My experience has been nothing short of perfect.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.Natasha L. 4/28/2016
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!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 priceI would definitely recommend Lilla Bello for floral arrangements! Super stars!Karen J. 4/22/2013
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
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. So if you really want to give something uniquely beautiful and utterly impressive, I can't recommend Toby at Lila Bello Studio enough!!David R. 2/15/2010
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
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 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've ordered flower arrangements twice from Lilla Bello for my company, and have been blown away by the outstanding service and breathtaking arrangements. I truly mean breathtaking. Last week we gifted a jewel-toned flower arrangement to our head creative for her birthday. She had tears streaming down her face when I gave it to her!When you order from their website for delivery, you can choose from a few price points (the lowest, $75, was huge so I can't even imagine the beauty of the more expensive ones), then you choose the color scheme (they are all inspiring), and then the vase style (there's a florists choice option). You can also make specific requests for flowers and write notes to the florist.For my first order, I went with the delivery option. The delivery was quick and went smoothly. The second order was a pick up, and I am so lucky that it was! The shop is a bit confusing to find in the Bergamot Station area, but they walked me through it (and there's a big map when you drive in to the parking area). Their shop is absolutely gorgeous! It's like what a fairy's dreams look like. I can't wait to go back for more orders!Margie R. 8/01/2016
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
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
I was deciding between a few different florists for my wedding, and I'm so thankful I chose Lilla Bello. Toby was fantastic and so easy to work with -- she was kind, responsive, dependable, extremely talented and creative. I described the look and feel I wanted and showed her some inspiration photos from Pinterest, and she completely nailed the entire vision, bringing every detail to life. Everything was stunning from the tablescapes, to the bouquets, to the chuppah, it totally exceeded my expectations! I would highly recommend them for any occasion, and would hire them again myself in a heartbeat. Thank you Toby and team for going above and beyond to make all of my wedding floral dreams come true!!Rachel K. 4/29/2019
I connected with Toby at Lilla Bello through the Bridal Bar and I'm so very thankful for their referral. Toby was great and she was the only florist to provide me an estimate right after our first meeting. She took the time to walk me through it and she was always prompt with updates. I already had very specific ideas as to what I wanted, but I was happy to have Toby's expert opinion on editing out a few internet purchases I made in the wee hours of the night, convinced I wouldn't have enough decor at the wedding. I was happy for the anti-glitter paper intervention (in my defense, it did look pretty when I ordered it on-line at 3am).On the big day, Toby came to my hotel suite while we were getting ready to bring me my bouquet (it was gorgeous) and I was thrilled to see her smiling face. I must admit, the (control-freak) bride in me wanted to go off to the reception site with her to see how things were shaping up. But I managed to control my impulses since no one wants to see a bride in a robe. When my new husband and I walked into our reception, it was stunning. Not only did the flowers look amazing, but Toby had really taken the care to stylize the decor. She arranged the votives, candelabras, crystals, etc. into little vignettes and charming little feasts for the eye. Every room of the venue had special touches and felt perfectly romantic - never under or over done.Yes, Lilla Bello is more costly than average, but what you get is so much more than flowers placed in a venue. You get style and taste, all from the sweetest person who is always smiling. Everything Toby put together was beautiful.Sabine D. 11/05/2009
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. 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.Taya W. 6/13/2017
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
I was very impressed w/ the photos of Lilla Bello's designs I had seen on Yelp, plus the rave reviews from previous clients. then I was impressed w/ Tasha of Lilla Bello from the very beginning---she immediately answered my previous evenings' email when she opened the studio the next morning!!! (I had been waiting for an answer from another area florist for 3+ weeks). Tasha was quick to address each one of my questions from many miles away (Memphis, Tennessee). soon I could see I had found "the floral designer" for our wedding rehearsal dinner, & my heart was set at ease. I wanted tropical/Hawaiian colors---fuchsia, tangerine, & lime in leaf-lined glass vases. I also needed extra greenery to add texture to the landscape design. thankfully, I had Pinterest photos to help w/ my ideas. even though I had not met Tasha face-to-face, I believed I could trust her to do what she said she could & would do---the proof was in the gorgeous photo after photo of the lush flowers & in the reviews of loyal & happy clients. so I signed the contract & paid her. the flowers exceeded my expectations, of course!!! Tasha delivered the flowers at exactly the time she promised, w/ the greenery I had requested. the flowers were so fresh & fragrant & lush & gorgeous!!! (the bouquets lasted over 7 days!!!) I was so happy & proud to share them w/ the grandmothers, the mother-of-the-bride, the sister-of-the-bride, & special friends. I told everyone Tasha from Lilla Bello in Santa Monica designed the flowers!!! I am so happy to have a new friend in Santa Monica!!!Cathie L. 7/05/2016
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. You will NOT be disappointed with Lilla Bello.N S. 2/18/2010
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
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
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.) 🙂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.Emily F. 3/02/2010
I desperately needed beautiful flowers and a trustworthy company in a pinch!! Called at 10am, and the most BEAUTIFUL flowers were delivered by 12:30pm. Not only are the notes handwritten and the flowers designed just right, but the delivery updates were frequent.Can't wait to use again.Paige P. 10/31/2018
This is a long overdue review about this amazing florist. I found them from an internet search. I live in another state and my daughter, who was turning 21, lives in the LA area. I spoke with one of the designers who listened and helped interpret what I wanted to send, and I was thrilled. The flowers arrived at her work, on time with no issues, and they are one of the most beautiful arrangements I've ever seen. (And for sure the best I've ever sent.) They are on the expensive side but worth every penny. I just wished I lived closer so I could order more often. (the brain of a busy Mom...I did actually already post a review but that is how much I was impressed by their work. I order and have ordered so many flowers through the years and I have never posted a review about any before this. Can't wait to need to order more in the LA area:) Pardon my repeat but you can never compliment too much!)Jan M. 2/04/2015
It kills me that it took this long to write a review. But better late than never! 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!Jamie C. 9/07/2018
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