With their array of fragrances and colorful blossoms, flowers can provide the essential accent to any wedding. Local couples need to look no further than Los Altos to find the ideal floral packages to make their wedding day perfect.
A Place for Flowers offers a full range of wedding arrangements from bouquets to centerpieces. All wedding packages are individualized. The shop specializes in tropical bouquets with flowers imported directly from Hawaii, South America, Australia and Holland.
The shop also specializes in non-traditional bouquets, such as "waterfall types" that cascade. Most arrangements must be ordered at least four months in advance.
Owner Danny Brooke said rose arrangements and tropical bouquets are popular this year. A Place for Flowers is located at 208 Main St., Los Altos. For more information, call 941-9933.
Block's Flowers specializes in orchids, which owner Isabelle Block raises in her own backyard. Block said she can provide floral arrangements for any-sized wedding. Block moved her floral shop from its 10-year location on State Street in Los Altos to her Palo Alto home last April, but still serves the Los Altos community. For more information, call 949-1438.
Just For You Florists provides a full range of wedding arrangements for both small and large weddings. Most arrangements should be ordered four to six months in advance, but some arrangements can be ordered up to one week in advance depending on the size and complexity of the request.
Florist Carol Paul said because each bride has "different needs and ideas" staff members work closely with clients to tailor an individualized wedding package that suits each client's own budget and theme.
Paul said tight clustered, old fashioned-styled bouquets have been popular requests.
Just For You Florists is located at 668B Rancho Shopping Center. For more information, call 948-7002.
Mari Florist specializes in alter arrangements, bouquets and boutonnieres for intimate weddings of 150 people or less. Owner Melinda Nakagawa provides custom-made arrangements at her clients' requests. Orders should be placed about two months in advance. Mari Florist is located at 2310 Homestead Road in Los Altos. For more information, call (408) 732-5040.