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!!!
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!
Nikki · Married on 06/09/2018
Atalanta was a delight to work with. She really listened and paid attention to what my husband and I were looking for in wedding flowers - we wanted all flowers and no greenery and that's exactly what she gave us. After our very first meeting, she sent us a quote of how much our floral needs would cost, AND she made us an inspiration board with floral ideas that would fit our wedding - talk about going above and beyond! She has mastered the balancing act of giving her clients her professional opinion while giving her clients what they're looking for. Camellia Wedding Flowers and team arrived on time to drop off bouquets and corsages to my hotel, they were also on top of moving our flowers from the ceremony to our reception venue. Hiring Atalanta was honestly the easiest vendor decision we made, we were so happy that we trusted her with our flowers! Thanks so much, Atalanta!!
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!