Bridal Blooms

Posted online: May 2015

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Founded in 2003, Blue Magnolia Floral & Event Design, 805-451-1202,, is the brainchild of Kerstin Olson Horneman, who has more than 20 years of experience working with flowers. Her out-of-the-ordinary designs mix different types of foliage to represent each bride’s personality and each event’s theme.

For florist Laura Sangas, blooms have been a longtime passion. Since running her own flower stand during college, her love for transforming locations with warmth, color, and texture has flourished. At Cody Floral Design, 805-565-1695,, Sangas’s roster has included Hollywood stars and corporate clients (Estée Lauder and Giorgio Armani) as well as many Santa Barbara brides.

Founded in 1986, S.R. Hogue & Company, 805-969-1343,, owned and operated by longtime friends Kristi Meland and designer Jerry Peddicord, provides unsurpassed designs for weddings, events and gifts. The Barcara Resort & Spa, The Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, and other local establishments have named S.R. Hogue & Co. their official house florist.

La Fleur du Jour, 805-220-8254,, owner and creative mind Genevieve Targoni finds inspiration in everyday items like magazine advertisements and Victorian still lifes to create her arrangements. Specializing in weddings and events, Targoni provides unique designs for every bride.

Santa Barbara native Sarah Hinton is dedicated to using domestically grown flowers from California along with a selection of imported flowers for their vibrancy. With more than 20 years of experience, Rowan Oak Events, 805-745-1855,, can help clients make beautiful everyday gestures or mark milestone life events.

Instead of building a lemonade stand at age 13, Joni Papay, owner of Santa Barbara Style, 805-682-1027,, created a flower stand along the highway in Carmel, California- the start of a lifelong love of flowers. That ambition has since been used to raise money for charities, commemorate new life, and adorn the isles for numerous nuptials.

TOAST, 805-960-2330,, started out as a fun favor for a friend and now, 16 years later, is a thriving full-scale business servicing everything from soirées to intimate weddings to ensure every detail of your ceremony comes to life. –Taylor Johnson

[SPRING 2015]

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