Wilder Flowers is based in Santa Cruz California, designing weddings and events in Santa Cruz, the Bay Area, Carmel, Monterey, Big Sur and beyond. We love to travel, so take us along with you!
Inspired by the flowers growing in her gardens, designer Jo Birns developed her lush, natural, painterly style of floral design with an emphasis on the natural color palettes found in nature. She brings this eye for color and design to each piece she makes, ensuring that each couple’s flowers express them uniquely, and every design is fresh, artful and looks incredible when photographed.
Jo loves helping couples have an enjoyable, easy experience planning their wedding florals, and works with their ideas from conception through execution to ensure the process is simple, smooth and beautiful. From full-service wedding flowers, to a simple elopement, Jo and her team enjoy designing both small details and large, complex creations.
The Wilder Flowers team are passionate about creating perfect, romantic bouquets, as well as wedding arches, Chuppahs and Mandaps, floor gardens, hanging designs and aisle gardens. We love love in all its forms and cultures, and expressing that love through flowers.
Wilder Flowers is committed to providing the most beautiful, fresh and unique blooms available for your wedding. To accomplish this, we use local, seasonal and sustainably raised blooms whenever possible, and veer away from any unsafe or toxic products in our work.
The love that Jo and her team have for flowers, nature and design shines through in every detail and ensures that your day will be utterly beautiful, artfully designed and thoughtfully executed.
Wilder Flowers offers a free consultation for every client, in which we discuss your vision, dreams, color ideas and specific needs. From there this expert artist works with you to curate a custom floral design for your special celebration. On your big day, we deliver, set up, and take down everything we create, letting you sit back and simply enjoy. From boutonnieres to bouquets, this team is here to create your dreams for you.
4 Reviews for Wilder Flowers
Recommended by 99% of couples
14 User photos
Alice Purdy · Married on 10/03/2020
Wonderful Experience for Wedding Flowers!
Jo took her time to get to know me and find out what I was looking for. I had quite a few changes due to Covid and the craziness going on but she worked with me. She exceeded all of my expectations and created an actual piece of flower art for my wedding. Everyone commented on it. It was the centerpiece of our ceremony. The bouquets were gorgeous as well. I loved the colors and romantic style. Jo was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her.Sent on 11/14/2020
Wilder Flowers's reply:Thank you Alice,
Lisa Biancalana · Getting married on 10/19/2024
Your Best Bouquet
Jo created the most beautiful bouquet for my wedding day. Our wedding was a plan-b COVID wedding, small and intimate, but planned in a bit of a rush. I was afraid I didn't give Jo enough direction, but I was so wrong. Jo is a true creative and can envision exactly what you're looking for through just a brief phone call. My flowers were so beautiful. I only wish they could have lasted forever. You cannot go wrong with letting Jo create a beautiful and unique arrangement for your special day. Jo, thank you so much for making my wedding day so special!Sent on 11/05/2020
Jenna Ferragamo · Married on 09/15/2019
Warm and approachable. Very talented aritst.
I love that Jo is able to grow her flowers here in our community. It makes for the most delicate and fragrant flowers. She cares about the enviornment and runs an eco friendly business. She understood my vision, and gave the the flowers of my dreams! Everything about her, and her flowers is beautiful! Highly recommend!Sent on 02/20/2020