My life in flowers started at only fifteen years old when I got my first job in the local flower shop. From that point on there was rarely a time when I wasn’t working with flowers. I even chose to go to college at UC San Diego partly because there was a flower shop on campus! A true artist at heart, I graduated from UCSD with a B.A. in Theatre and Dance. My life on the stage only encouraged me to become even more creative with my floral art. Today, I continue pursue artistic expression in every form.
While working over twelve years in the floral industry, I cultivated a personal design style that is a mixed of contemporary American and classic European floral design. I established my first floral company, Flowers by Atalanta, in 2003 in San Diego. Since then, I have created beautiful wedding flowers for hundreds of brides. I moved my business to the Bay Area in 2006 and had my first daughter. She has motivated me more than ever to be creative and always keeps me on my toes!
I opened Camellia Flowers and Gifts in Ocean Beach in January of 2011. I am so excited to have a quaint little shop where brides and grooms can come view our portfolios and chat about how Camellia Weddings can make their special day unforgettable with beautiful flowers and decor. At Camellia, our motto is "attention to detail" because we believe that the smallest and most personal details of a wedding are the most memorable to the bride and groom, as well as the guests. Whether you are bold and bright or soft and romantic, Camellia Wedding Flowers produces a distinctive look that is truly you. I look forward to meeting you and making your wedding more beautiful than you ever imagined!
Please view samples of my work at http://camelliaweddingflowers and also at http://flowersbyatalanta.com/gallery/
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Charlyn · Getting married on 05/18/2019
OMG! The flowers turned out more beautiful than we could have ever imagined! Atalanta definitely transformed the ceremony, cocktail hour and ballroom! All I could say on the wedding day was..."OMG, the flowers look soooo beautiful!!" Every detail (both big and small) was perfect! Atalanta was professional in all aspects, and she was such a pleasure to work with...both my mom and aunt loved her too! She was very accommodating with our requests, but she was also very collaborative during the process, which I loved because we were able to combine our ideas and her suggestions. The wedding arch was beautiful with the jeweled backdrop, and I loved both the tall and short centerpieces during dinner/reception...they were fun, beautiful and elegant! I loved the combination of coral, peach and ivory roses/peonies, accented with sky blue hydrangeas. I definitely recommend Camellia Weddings to anyone, and I hope to be able to work with her again for future events!!!Sent on 09/21/2013
Sarah Frances · Married on 12/08/2018
Stunning wedding florist in san diego!
If you are looking for the PERFECT florist to assist your every possible wedding floral need and to fulfill your every possible floral wedding dream, look no further!! I cannot say enough amazing things about Atalanta, the owner of Camellia's Wedding Flowers (named after her beautiful daughter--sigh!!) From wedding arches, to high top and welcome table arrangements to the dining tables to the cake table. She did it ALL!!! We are from the Bay Area and had read many reviews of the best wedding florists in the San Diego area. We were steered in Aty's direction by many and we reached out in early January to begin the planning process. Atalanta was so easy and FUN to work with!!! She immediately navigated us through a virtual program on line to determine what our style was and what we were looking for on our special day. She put together an AMAZING inspiration board for us to have and adapt as necessary. The communication over the year was smooth and timely. And let me tell you, the day of the wedding, she ABSOLUTELY BLEW OUR MINDS!!! The wedding bouquets were out of this world GORGEOUS!! Our wedding was at the Martin Johnson House, an outside and cliff side venue in La Jolla. Our vision was connected farm tables with tons of candles, votives, and bright bursting flowers and greenery down the middle. The end product was more than we can have ever imagined or dreamt of!!! Atalanta elevated our dreams to whole another level and I'm still reeling about how incredibly STUNNING every thing looked. She is soooo good at what she does and I HIGHLY recommend this fabulous woman to assist you in making your wedding day dreams come true!! We will be forever grateful to her for creating this lasting memory on our special day.Sent on 12/17/2018
Emily · Married on 09/15/2018
Atalanta is amazing!! She did such an amazing job from the day I met her up until the day of the wedding. She was the first vendor I hired before over a year of planning. She instantly put me at ease with the planning process by bringing all my ideas to life through her inspiration boards. Atalanta listened to what I wanted and was creative to make everything come together. She always touched base over the phone when changes were made and she was very organized through the planning. The flower arrangements turned out beautifully!!! She did long garland for our long farm tables and all my decorating dreams came true. Atalanta is so talented! I would definitely recommend her for your wedding flowers!Sent on 09/25/2018
Atalanta is such a talented florist! As an event planner, it is important to me that she listens to her clients wants and needs and can deliver, and Leah does just that. She is just fantastic and I highly recommend her services! April Silhouette Event Planning and Design
I had the pleasure of working with Atalanta of Camellia Wedding Flowers for a 1950s styled shoot. I told her my vision and she used her knowledge and talent to create the most beautiful bouquets! I was so pleased with how everything turned out. I cant wait to work with Atalanta again in the near future.
Atlanta is a dream with her florals. Her knowledge and creativity is so apparent in everything she does. We have had the pleasure of working with her on more than one occasion and can say that each time she did not disappoint. She has a wonderful smile and great sense of humor. Laughter and Love goes into every thing she does. She is not just a florist but a fantastic person as well!