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“Melinda and her crew did an amazing job making our wedding ceremony and reception look so beautiful. She conversed back and forth with me for months to help me get my order just right and make sure I wasn’t missing anything and we had all of the details sorted out. Her execution of what I had asked for was more beautiful than I had imagined and my jaw dropped as I walked down the aisle and saw the entire set up for the first time, same with when I walked into our reception venue! I made last minute changes (literally two days before the wedding) and she was accommodating and kind. All of our guests raved about our flowers and we are so glad that we chose Melinda and her crew to work with for our wedding day. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! “

Ashley B.


” Melinda did a beautiful job in some very windy conditions.  Her and her team handled each task personally and worked well with the photographers timeline so that everyone had their corsages and bouquets when they needed them.  Even better she was positive, flexible and really great to work with.  Highly recommend! “

Monica D.


“I had my wedding at The Cliffs Resort at Pismo Beach and needed something close to the venue since I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Melinda was easy to contact and I got a response right away. I showed her some ideas (from pinterest of course) and she was able to not only make my bouquet and my bridesmaids bouquet gorgeous, she did so while staying withing my budget! I got a beautiful arrangement for the arch at the altar, boutonnieres, and bouquets.  She showed up to my suite the day of the wedding, brought our bouquets in, and immediately set up the arch. Everything went smoothly and I did not worry one bit on my wedding day! Thank you Melinda!! “

Edrienne Y.


” Festive Designs went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was eloquently decorated to our floral desire.  Melinda was extremely helpful and easy to work with throughout the planning process.  She took the time to meet with us at the wedding venue and was very detail oriented.  Melinda was always prompt and professional in returning emails and phone calls.  We greatly appreciated her flexibility as we needed to alter the floral contract several times before the wedding.  She was always happy to accommodate us by adding another floral arrangement or adding more color to the bride’s bouquet.  Melinda set up the ceremony site and delivered bouquets promptly on the morning of our wedding.  We were in awe with the size and beauty of the bouquets!  All of the flowers and plants arrived and stayed fresh throughout the day.  Melinda’s attention to detail assured that our flowers were properly transported and displayed in the best possible setting during the reception.  Melinda realized we were short one piece of chiffon fabric and let us borrow her own chiffon piece for the reception.  We are so happy that we chose Festive Designs to do our floral arrangements! “

Sarah D.


” We recently got married in SLO and Melinda of Festive Designs was recommended by our coordinator. This may be common knowledge to some of you but I learned from experience that it is very difficult, if not damn near impossible to get everything right on your wedding day. I will say with complete satisfaction that Melinda’s flowers were my favorite accent of the entire ceremony and reception. We only spoke on the phone a couple of times and I sent her a pinterest page of “liked” ideas. I verbally described what I wanted and she said she could do it. I never saw any mockups or anything before the big day, but when she walked in with the bouquets, I about died! They were beyond perfect! They were EXACTLY what I had envisioned, and I was amazed at her skill and ability!  The ceremony and reception flowers were more gorgeous than I could have ever hoped for. All the pieces looked like they were made with lots of love. Thank you Melinda for your kindness and patience while I was being a bridal stress-case :)~ I will try to attach some photos as well so you can see her lovely work!! “

Allyson D.


“Melinda’s work was amazing! I was lucky to have Melinda plan my flowers for my wedding in May. The arrangements, bouquets and decorations were BEAUTIFUL. She had everything I asked for and more. She really worked hard to meet my desires and must haves. The flowers were beautiful and everyone was amazed how perfect they were in their quality. The gardenias were huge, fragrant and more than I could ask for. She was the ultimate professional and so easy to work with. I loved her end results and wish I was able to freeze her flowers in their perfection!!”

Amy B.


” From the start Melinda was amazing!  We had a very small (16 guests) wedding in Pismo Beach and I wanted the natural beauty of the area to be the focus.  Melinda worked with us to add just enough flowers to accent our ceremony and dinner venue.  My bouquet was perfect – a mix of crème and blush roses.  She delivered everything right on time, all the flowers were on ice and securely packed in coolers.  You will not be disappointed with Melinda’s gift and skill.”

Trista A.


” It was a pleasure to work with Melinda during this special time.  She was very attentive and responded to emails very quickly.  The flowers were beautiful and were delivered on time to the right places.  It was nice to not stressed about this detail.  Again, the overall result was great!!  I am looking forward to seeing the pictures and remembering how beautiful all the flowers were on the day of my wedding!!!

I would definitely recommend Melinda as a florist for any special occasion!!! “

Kyra O.


” Melinda is incredible to work with!!! She was recommended to me by a friend and with me recommendations go a long way. From the first time I contacted her I knew I was going to hire her, but we had to get through the details. 😉 She was so thorough and communicated clearly to ensure that her and I were on the same page. Day of she was still responding to my emails and promptly! The bouquets, boutonnieres, aisle vases, table arrangements were all perfect and made the venue even more beautiful than it already is and tied everything together nicely. I can not express how beautiful her work is in a review on yelp, but she took my ideas and made them even more beautiful and unique than I could have imagined. Thank you Melinda for all of your hard work, experience, expertise, care and concern and for putting the same passion and work behind everything you create, as if it were your own special day. It’s truly incredible what you are able to do with flowers and I am so happy that my friend recommended you!!!

P.S. I live local to Melinda but with my busy schedule did everything remotely and it was so simple and easy. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Melinda for anyone who is looking to ensure that their vision is produced in flowers seamlessly. “

Kristi C.


” First of all, Melinda is the best! She is incredibly accommodating and goes above and beyond with her work. Melinda and I worked together for about six months, perfecting the florals for my wedding this past May. We had quite a few elements, from bouquets for all of my bridesmaids, to floral crowns, boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces for every table, as well as decorative vases that were spread across the venue. I was going for a very soft, bohemian, vintage feel and she NAILED it. She used gorgeous, flowing eucalyptus, peonies, thistle, lavender, ranunculus, and so much more, the list was endless. Beyond the product being absolutely stunning, Melinda is amazing at staying in touch, and communicating. We had many back and forth emails, and she always made sure to clarify exactly what I wanted especially when my brain was in total bridal fog. I highly recommend working with Melinda and Festive Designs, she goes above and beyond, you will not be disappointed! Thank you Melinda for the gorgeous florals! “

Eva S.


” The most important wedding detail for my daughter’s dream wedding was,  as she stated ” I want lots of beautiful flowers mom”. At our first meeting with Melinda at Festive Designs, we knew immediately that she would be able to create a beautiful floral wedding. We basically told her to do her magic, well that she did, from the  first step into the church our breath was taken away by the stunning floral aisle hedge, accented with pew arrangements all leading down to the amazing orchid altar sprays. My daughter’s bouquet was the most beautiful bridal bouquet I have ever seen. When I walked into the reception, the flowers were perfectly and beautifully arranged, I then saw the wedding party table and was completely speechless, this was truly Melinda’s final piece of magic in creating my daughter’s dream wedding. Our guests are still commenting on the beautiful flowers.
Thank you Melinda for creating your floral magic for my daughter’s wedding day. “

Tauny S.


” Melinda and Festive Designs really made the details shine on our wedding day. We were married on July 6th and envisioned a red, white and blue, vintage Americana theme. Melinda and her team jumped right in and helped make every last detail perfect. We had quite a few very specific requests and Melinda was welcoming of all of them. Her experience and knowledge made planning our flowers extremely simple. We live a few hundred miles north of the Central Coast and were thrilled with the flexibility to work via phone and email. I highly recommend Festive Designs to anyone who doesn’t want to stress on their big day. “

Shannon B.


” Melinda at Festive Designs did a BEAUTIFUL job at my wedding this past summer. Not only was she amazing to work with, but she also made herself available at all hours. She is so calm, organized and creative with her designs. The bouquets and boutonnieres were beautiful and she created exactly what I had imaged. I loved working with her and I would highly recommend her to anyone! “

Bonnie L.