I opened Idlewild in the same year as my own wedding, after 10 years of working for other florists and only occasionally on my own projects, and I wanted our day to be different. I wanted it to reflect us, not other peoples weddings on pinterest or in magazines. I was so happy with the process of designing the hand made linens, candles, pottery, and decor & with the outcome (see it here in the wedding gallery) that I launched my own studio to help other couples do the same. I'll work closely with you and your team of vendors to create a day that is not only beautiful, but as unique as you are, because every love story is beautiful, but your should be unique.
LOCATED IN SUNNY SANTA BARBARA, CA.
We love wild growing things & locally grown flowers that reflect the seasons. We love wabi-sabi & hand made elements. We especially love being a part of our customers most special moments & traditions. It's our mission to make your day as unique, beautiful and full of life as you are. We're inspired by simple organic design, our clients' unique styles, and reflecting the innate beauty and forms of flowers and plants in their natural growth patterns.
ABOUT THE OWNER
Carla combines her experience as a designer and an artist with her love of nature to create organic and artistic floral designs. With 10 years of experience in garden and floral design for homes and events she has perfected the art of setting a table. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Sunset Magazine, 805 Living, Santa Barbara Magazine, Edible, Ruffled, and The Wedding Standard.
STYLE ME PRETTY
THE WEDDING STANDARD
CAYOTE & OAK
SANTA BARBARA MAGAZINE