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/