Reception Flowers

Reception Flowers to complete your day

Your reception flowers are typically where our couples choose to focus their floral dollars. After all, it’s the area where you and your guests will be spending the most amount of time, and in many ways, the most meaningful. Yea yea, the ceremony is where you made it official, but the tradition of “breaking bread” together holds meaning in just about every religion. It symbolizes unifying, forgiving, celebrating, sharing and rejoicing. As much as you want these tabletops to be beautiful, they also must be welcoming to your guests as a place to share a meal together for the next few hours.

how do we get started?

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Round, Square or Long?

Gone are the days of a sea of round tables in a ballroom. You have so many choices for your reception design, and mixing it up is always fun too! There’s no wrong answer here. Consider your guest count and the capacity of the room. If you are tight on space, round tables might work best. But that’s not to say, creating a long “head table” is out of the question.  The long feasting table has been trending for some time now and it’s a wonderful way of unifying your guests.

High or Low?

High floral arrangements certainly do create drama, and in a room with high ceilings, many opinions will say it’s a must. If you have a fruitful budget with room for this, then the sky’s the limit (no pun intended). But remember the cost on these will be about 3x that of your low floral centerpieces. That said, there are ways to play with this. You may choose 1/3 tall florals to 2/3 low and lush arrangements. If you’re a bit more budget conscious, know that in our opinion, tall floral arrangements are certainly not a must. At the end of the day, guests seated at that table, don’t get to enjoy it as much as the guests seated at the table where a stunning low and lush arrangement is right before their eyes. There are ways of bringing in tall candle treatments as well, as a way of creating height variations without breaking the bank.

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A few more things to consider

If you are doing long tables and want gorgeous lush floral arrangements, consider a few things: Are the tables at your venue wide enough? Are you having a plated dinner or a family style dinner? After all, we don’t want the flowers fighting with the wine glasses. Not to worry, we have solutions for just about every scenario.

Tiny details for a memorable wedding

Heading back to that whole “guest experience” thing…we are big fans of the little details. A simple bloom tucked into each napkin or placed upon each menu card make a huge impression. It’s a personal thank you to each guest. It might seem like a “want” and not a “need” but try and hold a few dollars in the reserve for this. It goes a long way.

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  • David P. Avatar

    5 star rating 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
  • Lisa H. Avatar

    5 star rating 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
  • C G. Avatar

    5 star rating Simply the best. I use them for all of my floral needs in Los Angeles. Follow their instagram!!! You can see the beauty produced everyday.

    C G. 6/08/2017
  • Natasha L. Avatar

    5 star rating 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
  • Emily F. Avatar

    5 star rating 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
  • Lisa C. Avatar

    5 star rating 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
  • Cathie L. Avatar

    5 star rating 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
  • Danielle M. Avatar

    5 star rating 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
  • Karen J. Avatar

    5 star rating 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 price

    I would definitely recommend Lilla Bello for floral arrangements! Super stars!

    Karen J. 4/22/2013
  • Ryan M. Avatar

    5 star rating 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

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