Kate is an award-winning floral designer living and growing her own flowers in Big Sur, California. She specializes in weddings.
As a boutique farmer florist, twigs, sprigs, flowers and fruits are the craft and passion of Kate’s art. Growing up in a creative and artistic Big Sur family, Kate chose floral design as her medium. A lifelong resident of Big Sur with English roots, Kate has provided floral arrangements for weddings and special events for over 25 years. She has worked with thousands of clients – from large, exclusive inns to private venues, intimate elopements, celebrities and locals alike. Kate knows the Central Coast well, often guiding clients to the location best suited for their event, whether large or small.
Kate’s love affair with flowers began as a 10-year-old in her aunt’s sixteenth century English cottage garden with a small child’s bundle of fragrant lavender tied with a string. Since that day, she has never looked back. Today, as a connoisseur of all things botanic, she grows much of what she uses in her award-winning designs on her Big Sur ridge top.
Specially chosen during her days as a vendor at the famous London antique street markets of Portabella Road and Camden Passage, she has an extensive collection of vintage glass, silver plate, brass, and copper containers. She also has a large variety of handmade redwood boxes, all of which lend her designs originality and timeless beauty.
She studied with both the Constance Spry and Jane Packer Schools of Floral Design and believes flowers are the ultimate accessory to any event. She is an artistic free spirit, mixing her garden flowers with foraged Big Sur wild flowers, all with the guiding mantra of…Simple, Elegant, Whimsical & Wild. Working closely with her clients, she creates designs that are within their budget and that are the style desired…vintage elegance, rustic chic, or minimalist contemporary designs are all possible. Intimate elopements or grand and lavish affairs are all part of what she provides. She believes flowers mirror the beauty of love and inspire joy at all celebrations.
Please call (831) 667-2649 for a free personal consultation.
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julianna · Married on 09/30/2017
Kate gave us the wedding of our dreams! She far exceeded our expectations and did so while staying within our budget. She quickly understood our vision for the wedding with just a short conversation and a few pinterest pictures and the final day turned out better than we could have ever imagined. From my insanely gorgeous flower crown and bouquet, to the beautiful rugs used for the ceremony, to the dinner tables overflowing with jewel toned flowers, garlands, and candles, to the decorations for the dance floor- i could go on and on about how stunning and tastefully done everything was. Kate is truly talented and the fact that all of the flowers come from her garden makes everything even more magical. She was a joy to work with and we cannot recommend her more highly.Sent on 10/19/2017
Jennifer · Married on 08/26/2017
Hello amazing flowers! A friend suggested that we not worry about flowers because no one really notices them at weddings, but this couldn't be further from the truth about Kate's flowers. So many people raved about how beautiful the flowers and arrangements were. Especially the dahlias! Our guests were even more in awe when they learned that she grows all of the flowers she uses. Did I mention how amazingly beautiful the dahlias were?Sent on 09/09/2017
Kate was also able to take my erratic Pinterest board and help me incorporate all of my favorites into different centerpieces. and a beautiful archway. We had whimsical lights, lush garlands, and she has an amazing selection of vases and votives for you to rent.
Kate is a busy woman who's growing flowers for your wedding. Just trust that she will take your visions and bring them to life. She followed up with me a couple of weeks before the wedding for final counts and any changes. My day of coordinator has a great relationship with Kate and took care of much of the small details with her, so I really didn't sweat anything.
I absolutely recommend Kate for your wedding!
Amanda · Married on 11/20/2016
Kate's flowers are beautiful and she is equally lovely to work with. Kate worked thoughtfully within our budget to provide us wonderful arrangements for our wedding. We especially loved the flower wand for our three-year-old niece.Sent on 12/26/2016
I've worked with Kate for many years and have always been happy to recommend her to couples, especially those who chose a venue in Big Sur for their ceremony. From a long-time Big Sur family, Kate knows the lay of that land so well and creates beautiful arrangements from the flowers she grows on her property. I highly recommend her!