My passion for flowers and floral design started in 2004 when one of my college girlfriends asked me to do her wedding flowers. I was surprised and wondered why she would ask me, since I had no previous floral experience, however, because she was my friend and I knew she was on a budget, I agreed. She gave me a floral design book and assured me that all would be fine.
Thankfully, the floral arrangements turned out gorgeously and my friend was extremely pleased and truth be told, I never even opened the book she gave me!
Over the years, aside from my day job in outside sales, I’ve done floral design primarily for friends and family – weddings, memorials, and special events. My love for flowers has grown immensely since 2004 and so has my knowledge, design, and technique (thanks to the Floral Design Institute of Portland). Floral Sunshine now creates radiant flowers for all occasions, including everyday!
“Floral Sunshine” first began as a home-studio business in 2009, then evolved into a floral design studio in North Portland (in St. John’s near Cathedral Park). Floral Sunshine doesn’t operate like a typical retail flower shop. (We are by appointment only.) We keep our overhead low by not stocking a lot of perishable goods, saving a lot on waste. For special events and specific orders, we source our favorite wholesale vendors and local growers for the freshest flowers, ordered specifically for each occasion at affordable prices.
Q: Where is your studio located?
Floral Sunshine is located at 6635 N Baltimore Ave Suite 131 in Portland 97203. We are not your traditional walk-in flower shop. Please note that we are by appointment only because we are often out making deliveries or meeting with clients. We share our 1400+ square feet design studio with a handful of photographers. We love our new workspace that includes a client meeting area and storage space. For consultations, we will meet you at our studio or at a mutual agreed upon location in the metro area.
Q: Do you charge for consultations?
Consultations are free! There’s no obligation until we both agree to work together. It’s as easy as scheduling a time and location and we can begin brainstorming.
Q: How does payment work?
For everyday floral orders, we accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover over the phone. Online, we accept Visa and Mastercard only. For weddings and events, the first half of the payment is due at the time of booking. This saves your date. The final half is due two weeks prior to the event. I accept cash, check, or credit card. For corporate accounts, we can set-up your account for monthly invoicing.
Q: Do you have a price list for wedding arrangements?
Every wedding order is customized to fit your personality, your budget, and your colors/theme. After we meet, I will provide you a detailed quote. I’ve worked with wedding floral budgets between $200 and over $5,000.
Q: Do you have packages available?
No. Price varies depending on the types of flowers, size, seasonal availability, and number of arrangements.
Q: Do you charge for delivery?
Yes. Delivery prices typically range from $6 to $50 within the Portland / Vancouver / Salem area depending on the size of the order. Special accommodations can be made for further destinations. The delivery fee includes set-up of the floral arrangements at your event.
Q: How long have you been in business? What kind of experience do you have?
I’ve been designing floral arrangements for events since 2004. I officially started my business in 2009. I am a very versatile floral designer, and work with all types of clients, budgets, and styles. Please peruse my gallery for examples of my work and check out my online reviews as testimonials.