About Haute

 

Haute Blossoms is a boutique floral design studio in Santa Barbara creating fresh, classic yet distinctive floral designs. The Owner & Lead Designer, Becky Knieriem,  has been crushing on flowers for the past 12 years. Weddings are her thing and the Wedding Collection can speak to that. But what does HAUTE mean? Haute is a french word properly pronounced /ōt/ although most commonly heard as /hot/. It means "Fashionably Elegant or High Class" which is the perfect way to describe Becky's designs and what Haute Blossoms is quickly becoming known for- Fashionably Elegant Florals. 

Haute Blossoms Floral is currently booking for 2018 season, dates are going fast so the best way to get the process started is to fill out the Inquiry form under "Get in Touch" and provide a few details about your wedding & your vision.

Flowers don’t have to be over the top to make a statement.They should have personality and be designed in a way that you can see the couple’s own style in the concept, yet still notice each flower and it’s beauty.The Bride’s bouquet is an important accessory, an extension of her own personal style and I take great care in creating a design that speaks to her.
— Becky

The Process

I like to make this process as simple and stress-free for you as possible. While I would prefer to meet  you in person, if you are planning from afar I understand that a face-to-face consultation may not always be possible. The best way to get started is to fill out the inquiry form under "Get in Touch" so we can get a few details and be sure we can accommodate your date. I do not list pricing because each event is different and I want to give you the best price for your needs. 

The Consultation

Initial consultations are complimentary, I want to meet you and get to know who you are and what you have envisioned for your wedding day. I suggest bringing another person, either your fiancé or mom or friend who can help you make a few decisions. I will be honest with you and tell you what is realistic and what is not given budget, location, etc. It is common that clients may not have a wealth of knowledge about flower types, costs, etc and that is okay! It’s my pleasure and my job to help you through this process and find designs that fit you and your fiancé, your wedding and your budget. 

The Proposal

Once we have met, either in person or via phone, I should have enough details to provide you with a proposal. In some cases, I will send you a design board first, to help narrow down design style that you like before I write your proposal. I am all about this process being productive. Proposals are time consuming for me, I create a document specific for every, single, client and none of them are the same because no two weddings are the same! I provide visual inspiration as well as descriptions, and of course the bottom line. I may take more time than others to get you a proposal but it's because I put a great deal of thought and effort into your event.  I will not send you a basic proposal because I value how important this day is to you and I will treat it as such.

Secure The Date & Booking

Ready to Book? If you would like to move forward with the items presented in the proposal, a 50% deposit is required along with a signed copy of the proposal. If you still are trying to decide what you would like to do with the vision but want to secure the date, a retainer is still required which will be based off the size of your event, then we can move forward with perfecting your details. This is common with couples who are planning a year or more in advance. Please be aware that I do not save your date until you have provided a deposit and signed the proposal.

Want to learn more about my design style? Follow along on Instagram @hauteblossomsfloral to see the latest adventures with flowers!