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Thistle

Tucson, AZ View map

About

$2,000 Typical Price

Thistle is a women-owned flower shop in sunny Tucson, Arizona, founded in 2018. Thistle specializes in textural, romantic weddings, and works with the freshest seasonal floral elements to create the stuff dreams are made of, for weddings of all sizes! They work closely with their couples to bring their ideas to life, using their extensive experience to design custom pieces unique to each love story. They love using unexpected elements to add dimension, texture, and movement to everything from the bouquet to the table arrangements. Every couple is unique and each deserves a wedding to match!

It is co-owned by floral designer Victoria Martino and administrative whiz Carly Wilson. Victoria has worked with flowers for over 30 years and has designed countless memorable & unique weddings of all sizes, working in renowned shops in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and finally Tucson. Victoria and Carly first met when they worked together in another flower shop, where Carly was the office manager; they soon realized that they made an amazing team, and Thistle was born!

Thistle prides itself on choosing to create custom weddings as opposed to enforcing budget minimums, packages, and anything else that limits the choices of their clients. They are happy to work with their clients on weddings and ceremonies of any size, from a single bouquet and boutonniere all the way to a fully decked-out reception. They hand-select each bloom, ensuring that the freshest, most vibrant flowers are selected to make your big day memorable.

Thistle's home is in the historic La Buena building on the border of South Tucson, which used to be a tortilla factory! Their shop and boutique offers not only wedding flowers, but also daily arrangements for all of life's celebrations (can you say anniversary?!). They carry a large variety of houseplants, succulents, and cacti, potted in a wide range of containers to suit any decor. Their boutique features gifts sourced directly from small makers across the United States and Mexico, including candles, luxury bath goods, accessories, letterpressed cards, and baby gifts.

Services Offered

Thistle is a boutique floral designer that specializes in designing custom florals for weddings and events. Victoria & Carly provide consultations for every couple, and they specialize in creating custom floral pieces that align with your taste, style, and budget. They design modern, romantic, textural floral arrangements, designed with your wedding theme and style in mind. They offer delivery and setup, as well as venue visits and event design. Floral arrangements include:

  • Aisle decor
  • Altar decor
  • Artificial
  • Bouquets
  • Boutonnieres
  • Centerpieces
  • Chuppah decor
  • Corsages
  • Flower baskets
  • Flower crowns
  • Flower petals
  • Non-floral
  • Single flowers

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for a bridal bouquet?

$200

What is the average price for a bridesmaid bouquet?

$95

What is the average price for a boutonniere?

$25

What is the average price for a low table arrangement (per arrangement)?

$80

What is the average price for an elevated table arrangement (per arrangement)?

$175

Typically, what can a customer expect to pay for your wedding floral services?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in the cost of your floral services?

Consultations
Delivery
Event Design
Set Up
Venue Visit

How would you describe your floral designs?

Eclectic
Modern
Romantic

Which of the following services do you provide?

Clean Up
Consultations
Delivery
Event Design
Set Up
Venue Visit

What types of arrangements do you provide?

Aisle Decor
Altar Decor
Artificial
Bouquets
Boutonnieres
Centerpieces
Chuppah Decor
Corsages
Flower Baskets
Flower Crowns
Flower Petals
Non-Floral
Single Flowers
Rated
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Aida D. Married on 04/25/2020
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    Beautiful wedding floral executed to perfection!

    Carly and the Thistle team was such a pleasure to work with from our very first call. They knew exactly the vision I was aiming for and were completely accommodating with any and all little changes we needed to make. We had so many compliments on the quality of the florals and arrangements. Truly, they do beautiful work. Thank you Thistle for ensuring this piece of our wedding day was perfection.

    Thistle's reply:

    Aida,
    Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your big day! 2020 was certainly a strange year for weddings, but your joyful and intimate ceremony was absolutely a highlight for our little shop. We are grateful for your trust and vision, and will be revisiting your wedding photos often!
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    Alyssa C. Married on 04/01/2020
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    Thistle Delivered!

    My husband and I got married in January of 2020 (before the world ended). Since we paid for the wedding ourselves, we tried to be savvy in how we spent money. Flowers weren't high on our list of priorities, and we considered not doing any, but when I stumbled upon this female-owned, independent florist, I knew that only they could prepare our arrangements. We went pretty minimal with flowers on the tables, but all of the arrangements from the bridesmaids bouquets to the boutonnières were perfect! Everyone kept commenting on how beautiful everything was. Thistle found the perfect balance of "minimal" that still felt luxurious and special. If you are in the Tucson area, and planning any event that might include flowers, you must check them out!!

    Thistle's reply:

    Alyssa, thank you for your review! We loved your unique venue and you really were such a beautiful bride. I'm so glad your love story didn't have to include a pandemic! Thanks for letting us be a part of it.
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    Meagan G. Married on 01/11/2020
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    Beautiful arrangements + fantastic customer service!

    I had the pleasure of working with Thistle for a recent wedding I photographed and highly recommend them! The bouquets were absolutely gorgeous and well-arranged with beautiful, fresh flowers. They are very friendly, communication is prompt and clear, and I absolutely loved working with them and can't wait to again!

Awards

  • 8
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner

Team

Carly Wilson
Carly Wilson
Co-Owner

Carly Wilson is a native Tucsonan who's been loving desert life for 26 years. She graduated with a BA in Philosophy from Arizona State University in 2017. She has worked in the floral industry for four years.

During and following her education, Carly spent many years honing her administrative skills, working at the management level at a law firm and a busy local restaurant. She finally found her way to the floral industry in an administrative capacity. This happy coincidence led her to Thistle's co-owner and designer, Victoria Martino!

Victoria and Carly handled design management and office management respectively at a high-volume flower shop for several years before making the big decision to team up and open a shop of their own–and Thistle was born!

Carly handles the office side of Thistle. This includes all communications with clients, web design, social media, and bookkeeping, among the other ecclectic tasks that pop up as a small business owner. She's happiest when creating wedding vision boards for clients, researching new products for Thistle's brick-and-mortar boutique, and perusing the produce aisle for way too long. Carly's dream wedding is a funky, casual affair, with plenty of flowers in vibrant oranges, yellows, and whites...and definitely disco balls.

Victoria Martino
Victoria Martino
Co-Owner

Victoria Martino is a floral designer with over 30 years of experience in the floral industry. She was born and raised on a small hobby sheep farm outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her first foray into the floral industry was in high school, when she took a job at a flower shop owned by a friend's aunt. She worked for years in high-end floral design in Minneapolis, followed by 12 years living and designing in Los Angeles. Her travels and design career eventually took her to Tucson, Arizona, where she managed and designed at a high-volume flower shop. At that shop, Victoria met Carly, and then Thistle was born!

Victoria's extensive design experience has given her the skills and range to design weddings in virtually every style. Her personal design style draws upon both her rural upbringing and cosmopolitan Los Angeles years, resulting in designs that are all at once modern, organic, and romantic. Whether designing in a muted and neutral palette or a bright and vibrant one, Victoria always brings in textural elements that make each piece tell a story of its own.

When she's not designing, Victoria is an accomplished vegetarian home cook, and dog mom to a rambunctious pitbull named Frank. She previously owned her own business for many years as a curator and seller of museum-quality pottery and jewelry from Mata Ortiz and Taxco, Mexico. This work and her frequent travels to Mata Ortiz instilled Victoria with a lifelong love and collection of Mexican art.

Map

234 E 22nd Street Suite 120 Tucson, AZ, 85713
5208122687

Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–3pm
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