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Orfila Winery Bridal Show

Visit us Sunday, April 6th, 2014 from noon to 4:00pm at Orfila Winery's Bridal Show.  Come have a glass of wine and get inspired from San Diego's top wedding professionals.  We will be showcasing our beautiful blooms and designs and would love to say "Hi" and chat with you.

Orfila Winery Bridal Show 2014

My Flower Field Trip : Part II - Little Flower School

Spring is upon us with sweet scent of blooming buds, thawing snow, and a warmth that sooths our soul from the winter chill.  To me spring represents new growth and the delicate aroma of fleeting spring flowers.  This month I had the pleasure of embracing spring in every form and growing my design skills and knowledge at the Little Flower School in Brooklyn, New York.  Especially after being in the floral industry for almost 15 years, I find it so exciting and rewarding learning new designs, botanical species, and chatting with other fellow floral artists from all over the world who joined us.

The first day of class we were greeted by the most ethereal display of blooms and foliage hand selected by our teachers, Sarah Ryhanen from Saipua and Nicolette Camille, two of my all time favorite creative floral artists who have individual floral design companies whose work I truly admire.  A row of hellebores plants flanked the table of blooms... which until this trip to New York I had never seen planted in soil before!  We design frequently with the fresh cut blooms but being from California I have never seen the plant... it was like spotting a unicorn... so magical!  (It's all about the little things in life!)

The class was a wedding mastery class encompassing all aspects of weddings from design and composition, color balance, to the business side of weddings including proposal writing and photography.  I'm still feeling overwhelmed and on cloud nine from this amazing an surreal experience and looking forward to applying all my new knowledge and skills!  Hope you enjoy the photos and my designs from the class!

Hellebores Plants

Little Flower SchoolJapanese Ranunculus

Japanese Sweet Peas


Flower Crown of Hellebores and Pieris

Lady Slipper Orchid

The last day of class we had the great pleasure of enjoying a feast at the most gorgeously designed table by Sarah and Nicolette.  From the beautiful linens by La Tavola Fine Lines, the lush and organic floral designs, candles galore, and even a hanging floral installation above the table... it was simply magical!  Something most of us floral designers have never experienced.  We design weddings and events weekly but never get to sit down at a fancy table and enjoy champagne, wine, and the most amazing food prepared by the venue hosts, Atelier Roquette,  Monica and Leahsa from HomeMade.  It was such a treat and we all sat around the table chatting flowers and shop until 12:00am!  I will never forget this amazing experience and look forward to learning as much as possible in the coming years!

Venue: Atelier Roquette, Brooklyn New York, Hosts: Sarah Ryhanen from Saipua and Nicolette Camille Designs, Catering: HomeMade, Event: Little Flower School, Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens

My Flower Field Trip : Part I - Saipua

Sweet dreams of poppies, fritillaria, and japanese ranunculus still fill my mind with the ethereal beauty that surrounded me in Brooklyn, New York on my flower trip last week!  I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite floral artists and creative directors, Sarah Ryhanan, at her studio... Saipua.  Her work is so inspirational as a fellow floral designer.  Every arrangement is so intricate and delicate showcasing each individual flower in a natural and organic gesture.

Saipua's studio space is... well... mind blowing!  In the Red Hook district of Brooklyn situated on an old cobblestone road, you are greeted by the warmth of a reclaimed wood wall with a sandwich board chalk sign boasting their name.   The light that billows in through the large glass doors are softened with drapes of muslin and tall blooming branches.  The walls in the studio feature little nooks and crannies in the wood showcasing their amazing line of soap... which of course I had to load up on while I was there.  Sarah's mom Susan and dad Pentti are the sole soap makers which are made from essential oils which smell divine!  My personal favorite scent is the "gardener's soap" of rosemary and mint with cornmeal.

Next time you are in Brooklyn I would highly recommend a stop by Saipua!  Studio hours are limited to the weekends as they are off on their farm cultivating the most gorgeous blooms for their clients during the week.

Saipua, Brooklyn NYyellow poppy

Saipua Floral Studio

Saipua Candles

Floral Studio Space and Floral Designs by Saipua - Brooklyn, New York

Happy Holidays!

At Third Bloom we love the holidays!  The smell of winter pine mixed with deep red and burgundy fresh flowers always gets us in the holiday spirit.  We'd love to help you spread the holiday cheer this season!

If you are looking for a unique fresh holiday wreath for your home's door or delivered as a special gift, our talented team of floral designers would love to create a one of a kind hand-made holiday wreath just for you.  Choose from a mix of winter pines and foliage such as cedar, douglas fir, magnolia leaves, and pine cones as well as a festive bow.

We love designing with unique natural products such as the lunaria seed pods featured below the this holiday wreath.  They add a natural sparkle and shimmer without the mess of glitter and artificial plastic fillers!

Give us a call... we'd love to spread the holiday cheer to your loved ones!  760.443.3535  Even better... stop by our flower shop located in Escondido on the second level of The Centre with Lexus Escondido and Vintana Wine + Dine to do a little holiday shopping!  We have a large selection of luxurious candles, organic and fair-trade chocolates and caramels, and one-of a kind gifts that will be sure to please!

Third Bloom - Your local high-end Escondido Florist and Gift Shop delivering only the freshest locally grown flowers, artistic floral designs, unique gifts, and exceptional customer service.  Stop by today to say "Hi"!

Thanksgiving Flowers 2013

Persimmons, Kale, Artichokes, Organic Mini-Apples... Oh My... Goodness!  What would you like us to include in your Thanksgiving Centerpiece?

Give us a call today to order your Thanksgiving centerpiece for delivery at 760.443.3535

Or stop into our flower shop and check out our amazing selection of locally grown flowers, unique hostess gifts, candles and organic chocolates!  We'd love to see you!  We're located at 1205 Auto Park Way in Escondido on the second level of The Centre with Lexus Escondido and Vintana Wine + Dine.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece by Escondido Florist Third Bloom

Chevron & Ombré Styled Wedding

Chevron and ombré... just a few of our favorite things!  We loved being a part of and designing the flowers and decor for this styled wedding shoot shot by Aaron Huniu Photography at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa.  Yummy!

Chevron & Ombre wedding

Chevron table runner

Succulents and Chevron

white dahlia

Ombré Bridal Bouquet

Chevron Silver Chivari ChariOmbre Wedding Bouquet

Allium BoutonnierePurple Lisianthus Boutonniere

Giant AlliumAllium Wand

Wedding Dress at Estancia

Bride and Groom at Estancia La JollaBurgundy Wild Bridal Bouquet

Cobra Lily BoutonniereCobra Lily and Monkey Tail Boutonniere

Estancia Wedding

Vendors:  Aaron Huniu Photography - amazing photos,  Estancia La Jolla - Venue,  Antonella Annibale - Makeup and Styling, Simply Bridal - Bridal Gowns, Men's Wearhouse - Tuxedo, Mmorgan Bober & Stefan Toler - Models, and of course us... Third Bloom - Flowers and Table, Linens, and  Decor

Pink Wedding Inspiration

Yay!!!  We're featured on the Wedding Chicks blog today! Stop on by to see this adorable pink inspired wedding shoot filled with succulent placesettings, flower crowns... for botht he bride and the dog, airplants, and so many fun little details.  Amazing photos by Ashley Keleman Photography. 


Succulent Place Setting by Third BloomBride and Flower Crown by Third Bloom

Pink Bridal Bouquet and Flower CrownWedding Invitations

Wedding Cake with Succulents, Tillandsia, and Gold FlakesPink Rose Petal Wedding Cake by Third Bloom

Vendors:  Ashley Keleman Photography,  Coordination and Styling - Gia Zopatti,  Furniture Rentals - Pow Wow,  Dresses - Dahlia Bridal,  Cakes - Harina Dulce, and of course us... Third Bloom - Flowers and Styling

Amgen Tour 2013

Congratulations to the winners of the Amgen Tour of California and to Lieuwe Westra for finishing first in Stage 1 in Escondido!  The Amgen Tour of California is one of the top cycling races in the world featuring 8 stages throughout California and known as "The Greatest Race".

We are so happy to have been a local sponsor of the 2013 Team Presentation Gala hosted by The City of Escondido at the California Center for the Arts where we provided the centerpieces for the evening charity gala.  And it is so exciting to see the winners of Stage 1 holding our presentation flowers as well!  Yay!

Amgen Tour 2013 Winners Escondido

Amgen Tour Winners Escondido 2013  

If you know of someone hosting a gala or charity event we would love to help with your flowers!  We are your local Escondido florist providing locally grown flowers designed with love for all of your special events.   Contact us today!

Orfila Winery Bridal Show 2013

We had such a great time at the Orfila Vineyards and Winery Bridal Show yesterday, April 15th, 2013!  We hope you had a chance to make it out to the show and enjoyed all the fabulous vendors.  It was so much fun mingling with the other vendors, visiting with our brides who came to show their support, and meeting new brides who's weddings we can't wait to learn more about!

Thank you everyone for showing your love of our designs!  Shows are one of our favorite times as we get to be creative and go a little wild : )  This year's theme was Fruit and Flowers... so each table incorporated some type of fruit to compliment the table!  My favorite table was the ómbre ranunculus which were all locally grown right here in Encinitas.

We'd love to learn more about your wedding!  Feel free to fill out our contact form online or give us a call to schedule a time to stop by our shop and chat flowers.

Grey and yellow seem to be a pretty popular color palette for weddings this year to, so of course we had to do our twist on the table which featured wheat grass, floating candles, and lemon halves that displayed the place names written in chalk on black slate (we get a little crafty sometimes)!

And then we had the elegant and romantic table that was inspired by our Rifle Paper place cards that we sell at our boutique.  Pears were set at each plate and I purposefully picked through the pears to find the ones with the most peach blushing through... it's all about the details : )  The tall centerpiece featured a lush display of white hydrangea, Encinitas grown roses, ranunculus, and tulips, and orchids grown in Vista... keeping it local and supporting the community.

Who doesn't like a little bling?  Our sweetheart table featured silver lanterns, mercury glass votive candles, purple amethyst clusters (which we also sell at the boutique), and touches of lilac, tillandsia (also known as air plants), and black grapes.  Oh... and a touch of grape wood branches for the earthy and organic feel we love so much!

Vendors:  Orfila Vineyards & Winery - Venue.... Flowers, Decor, Vases, etc. all designed and provided by us... Third Bloom!

Fruit & Flowers!

Plans for Sunday, April 14th yet?  If not... stop on by and say "Hi" at Orfila Vineyard & Winery's bridal show from 12-4pm!  We've got a fun theme, fruit and flowers, and amazing floral designs planned for our tables we will be showcasing in the tent  that you won't want to miss!

The bridal show is a great place to meet and chat with some of the best wedding vendors in San Diego.   There will be wine tasting available by Orfila Winery and lots of delicious tastings by their preferred caterers.  You won't want to miss it!  Hope to see you there : )

For more information on Orfila Winery's Bridal Show visit... http://www.orfila.com/winery-events/orfila-bridal-show