Wedding Flowers Consultation
You just got engaged, you’re jumping onto Pinterest like it’s going out of style, and you’re researching every vendor in town! We love your excitement and want you to have the best experience possible.
Fill out our Wedding Consultation Form (someone will be in touch with you within 24 hours, but usually much sooner, to set up our first consultation).
Step 2 – Phone Consultation
(set aside 10-20 minutes)
Our first consultation will be by telephone where we will get an overview of your upcoming wedding wishes. You may have 1 picture or 100 pictures to share with us at this stage and whatever it is, it’s perfect! We will have a quick hello to get to know each other, and have a very broad strokes conversation about style, colors, flowers and budget. Since every one of our weddings is highly customized, we do not have pre-set “wedding packages” (blach!), but we can give you a general sense of pricing based on your needs.
Assuming everything on our phone consultation felt in alignment with what you were expecting, we will then invite you in to meet!
Step 3 – In-Person Consultation
(set aside 60-90 minutes)
Here’s where the real fun starts! We already have a sense of who you are and what you’re looking for, which has given us an opportunity to prepare some design ideas for you! Our Santa Monica design studio is also where our beautiful showroom of rental items resides. A variety of centerpiece vessels, candle holders and lanterns are all at our fingertips to start exploring. In this meeting we will begin delving into specific designs as well as gathering up all your logistical details such as guest count, bridal party, etc.
Following this meeting, we will prepare a detailed proposal for you, line itemising every expense, so that you may add, subtract or edit easily. Give us a day or two to get this turned around as we are considering everything from your florals (checking availability) to your budget goals to make sure everything is just right.
We love you, You love us, what now?
You book in. Sounds scary but it’s not. By booking in, we are simply promising to work together. Every last detail is editable (additions and subtractions) up until 2 weeks prior to your wedding date, so don’t worry about everything being perfect. You are simply securing the date with us. From this point on, we are at your disposal. If you have guest count changes, design changes, or any questions whatsoever, we are here for you!
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
Our wedding photos are beyond gorgeous thanks to Toby's gorgeous designs and florals!!!!! 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!!!!!SS N. 6/14/2011
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
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
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 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
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
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
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