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A Special Day Designs by Monique Wilber, Placerville, CA

Shingle Springs , CA
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Shingle Springs, CA US 95682 (map)

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ABOUT US

We'll make your destination wedding in the Sierras spectacular!

A Special Day Designs is a modern boutique wedding services and floral design studio that specializes in... Read more
We'll make your destination wedding in the Sierras spectacular!

A Special Day Designs is a modern boutique wedding services and floral design studio that specializes in getaway and destination weddings in the Sierra foothills, Sacramento region, and Lake Tahoe. We are local insiders able to find you the perfect venue and vendors, and we design and style creative and contemporary weddings and wedding floral designs for your Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Placerville and nearby areas weddings. Together we will bloom with creativity to express your personal style for your special day.

Located in the historic gold country of El Dorado County, California, surrounded by wineries and ranches, apple farms, rivers, and lakes, we are conveniently close to Lake Tahoe, and the greater Sacramento area, both about one hour’s drive time.

We are a private wedding services and wedding floral design studio, and we are happy to consult with you via email, skype, and in-person consultations. We limit the number of weddings we service each weekend to give you the special care and attention to detail you deserve.

We offer custom floral decor, bulk DIY wedding flowers, DIY wedding flowers classes, DIY floral design classes, and destination wedding and getaway wedding planning and concierge services.

Would you like an Adventure Wedding? Yes, we can help you plan river rafting, hiking, boating (motor, canoe, kayaking, standup paddling), jeep touring, wine tasting or brewery crawl via limo or limo bus – or funky short school buses, horseback riding, antiquing / thrifting, art gallery visits, gold panning, private or semi-private snowmobiling, private lessons for kayaking, ceramic painting classes, glass fusing classes, glass blowing classes, etc.

Monique Wilber is the owner of A Special Day Designs and has been in the wedding services business since 1987. She keeps current with new styles and trends by continuing her education.

“My style is contemporary and modern, and unique to each wedding couple. I listen carefully to your desires and inspiration, and I invite you to share your inspiration on a shared Pinterest board. By carefully considering your inspirations, I am able to identify and focus on what you love about your inspirations – even if you don’t know yourself!”

We proudly support marriage for ALL and we welcome LGBT weddings.

Wedding services, wedding flowers, DIY flower classes, and DIY bulk wedding flowers for Sacramento and Lake Tahoe area brides, including El Dorado County, Amador County, Placer County, Sacramento County, and nearby areas. Wedding flowers for El Dorado Hills, Placerville, Shingle Springs, Lake Tahoe, Camino and Apple Hill, Shingle Springs, Cameron Park. Wedding flowers for Coloma, Lotus, Georgetown, Cool, Latrobe, Jackson, Sutter Creek, Folsom, Sacramento, Roseville, Granite Bay, Auburn.


Please visit our website at aspecialdaydesigns.com .
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Do you offer free or for charge consultations?
Free
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup
What type of decor (if any) do you offer?
My style is contemporary and modern, and unique to each wedding couple. I listen carefully to your desires and inspiration, and I invite you to share your inspiration on a shared Pinterest board. By carefully considering your inspirations, I am able to identify and focus on what you love about your inspirations – even if you don’t know yourself!
Do you offer full-services, such as wedding day setup, for an additional fee?
Most brides request wedding day set up (it's very difficult to be in the wedding party AND set up flowers and decor!). An additional fee is charged based on travel distance and need for assistants in set-up. You are very welcome to pick yup your florals from my private studio to save the cost of the fee.
If you have not worked at the ceremony or reception sites previously, would you be willing to visit the sites before the event?
Yes, once a bride has chosen me as her florist and provided a $250 retainer to save the date, I would be more than happy to visit the site(s).
Do you offer flower preservation services?
No, but I do have a vendor who does that and can facilitate that for you.
Do you offer any other specializations that have not been covered?
We offer custom floral decor, bulk DIY wedding flowers, DIY wedding flowers classes, DIY floral design classes, and destination wedding and getaway wedding planning and concierge services.
 
 Would you like an Adventure Wedding? Yes, we can help you plan river rafting, hiking, boating (motor, canoe, kayaking, standup paddling), jeep touring, wine tasting or brewery crawl via limo or limo bus – or funky short school buses, horseback riding, antiquing / thrifting, art gallery visits, gold panning, private or semi-private snowmobiling, private lessons for kayaking, ceramic painting classes, glass fusing classes, glass blowing classes, etc.
How do clients set up a consultation?
Email me! Please use the form at: http://aspecialdaydesigns.com/contact/

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Kimberly
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm so impressed with Monique of A Special Day Designs! I originally was looking for someone to teach me flower arranging and happened on her website by chance. She offers flower arranging classes for the DIY bride! What a concept! I took the class on flower girl halos and corsage making! She did a terrific job teaching a newbie how to work with the wire, gluing techniques and provided all of the supplies to complete two projects! She even came to my home! It was so much fun and she's so easy to work with! My projects turned out great and I feel confident I can make the flower girl halo for the flower girl at my son's upcoming wedding! I plan on taking more of her classes in the future! I highly recommend her and wish we had found her sooner for my son's wedding!
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Monique was wonderful to work with! 90% of my contact with her was through email and she always responded promptly. I never really had a vision just knew that I liked wildflowers and through Monique's questions and Pinterest she was able to give me EXACTLY what I wanted! A few weeks before the wedding we met up at our venue and I told her what decorations I had and she was easily able to work in the flowers and complete the look we were going for.

Many thanks to Monique and her talent! I only wish that I lived closer to her to have flowers from her all the time :)
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BPandE
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Monique is amazing!! She went above and beyond my expectations and I could not have been happier and more stress-free on my wedding day. She was so flexible and very understanding with my situation. I'm serving in the military and in the 8 months before my wedding, I had traveled to 3 different countries and 6 different states. I was constantly busy and never in one place so most of our communication was done via email. She really took the time to work with me and check in with me on the ideas I had for the wedding. I showed her a couple of photos and ideas I liked and let her run with it.
When I came to the wedding venue, I couldn't have been more impressed to see everything set up and decorated and to see her creative genius at work. I received SO many compliments on the flowers/decor and especially on my unique bouquet. I can't believe what she was able to pull of with my budget!
I'm really so truly grateful to have had Monique be a part of our wedding. She provided the most beautiful flowers and decor and most of all, peace of mind!
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AimeeD10210
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I really enjoyed working with Monique. I had a few ideas about what I wanted (sunflowers) but I really gave her creative license and the bouquets were GORGEOUS. I'm still getting compliments on them. I was initially interested because of the reasonable pricing; and after our initial meeting, I was sold on Monique's vision and personality - which was our main priority in selecting all of our vendors.
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Kristen
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Monique is amazing! When I wrote to her and asked what we could get for our budget, I had no idea she'd be able to pull off all she did! Monique took my bridesmaids' dresses and came up with an amazing idea, and since she blogged it, I was able to show it to my family and friends, which was great. The flowers were inventive and beautiful. I cannot say enough good things about her!
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Emily
Wedding:
7/4/2010
3.8/5.0
Overall, Monique is great to work with - she's sweet, responsive, and willing to work with whatever ideas you have. She was also willing to negotiate on price for several items, which was helpful.

I would recommend Monique for beautiful, budget-friendly flowers, but with the following heads-up: Be VERY CLEAR with her on exactly what time you need your flowers. I told her our reception site was ready for set-up at 2pm, and that my aunts would meet her to pick up the bouquets at 3:30 so we could have them for our pre-ceremony photos. Starting at 3pm I got a series of texts from her saying how it had taken longer than expected to "load the vases in the car" and she hadn't yet left her house (about 45 minutes away). She finally got there about 4:30pm, and as a consequence a) my aunts barely had time to get ready for the wedding, and b) my pictures (which started at 4pm) didn't have flowers in them for the first hour. None. Not my bouquet, not my bridesmaids' bouquets, no boutonnieres.

For me, this wasn't a huge deal because the no-flower pictures that I've seen turned out pretty cool, and the final product was truly beautiful (and within my budget) - but I feel like it's my duty to "warn" future brides that you need to be very specific with her - I have no doubt that if you are very adamant on exactly when she needs to be there (not: "Set-up is from 2-5" and assume she'll show up at 2pm), that she'll show up when you ask.

Overall she's great to work with, just that one thing could've ruined a more, er, high-strung bride's day.
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A Special Day Designs by Monique Wilber, Placerville, CA responded with the following comments:

I'm sorry that you were disappointed with the timing of your flowers. You contracted me two weeks before your holiday wedding, which could lead to miscommunication; but I re-checked the contract....it says delivery at the reception site (as you preferred not to pay to have me deliver to your hotel room) between 2-4. I was there at 3:45; I didn't know that you needed the flowers at 3:30 for pre-ceremony photos - that was not communicated to me. I did text you so that your aunts would know my estimated time of arrival, and not be waiting for me. As it was, I arrived about 15 minutes before they did, and had already unloaded the personal flowers into the reception room, and the flowers were waiting for them.

I'm glad that you did find your flowers beautiful, but I would caution any bride to be clear about when exactly she needs her vendors to be there....if you give a vendor a time range, then they are not out of line to arrive during that time period. If you need them there exactly by a certain time, then it is your responsibility to communicate to them. Best wishes to you.
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melaniej
Wedding:
6/12/2010
4.7/5.0
The bouquet and cake topper were beautiful! Monique also arranged the decorative flowers beautifully. She was affordable and professional. I'm am grateful that I hired her for my wedding.
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dpb
Wedding:
5/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Monique was very thorough and open to ideas we had for our Tahoe wedding. Mixing mid-century modern beach meets the Tahoe woods she added her amazing floral touch to our ceremony and reception. We worked very well together via email & over the phone with my husband and I located in Southern, CA. Put your trust in Monique for your wedding day, we did and she absolutely came through.
-Danielle P.
Laguna Niguel, CA
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sharon moore
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
I loved my flowers, they were beautiful, and i would recommend you to other brides and such!
sharon moore
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vroomvroomers
Wedding:
8/1/2009
4.4/5.0
Very good option for those looking to save money on flowers. There was less flexibility than with other vendors; for example, the colors of the flowers were not quite what I would have liked--but it was a fabulous value and I was very happy.
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foolforhorses
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Monique was amazing. She was willing to work within my budget. I was impressed that she brought a sheet of ideas that included my dress and the bridesmaids dresses to the initial consultation before I had even signed a contract with her. She made extra corsages for grandparents that we did not know were coming the day of the event. She was on time and prepared. The flowers were amazing. I received more compliments on them than almost anything else at the wedding. I would use Monique again for an event and recommend her highly.
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Hot Itai
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Monique was wonderful to work with. She has amazing ideas and is extrememly talented. I had a very detailed cascading orchid boquette that turned out better than I had ever imagined. She was on time delivering flowers on the wedding day. And responded back to us very quickly when we had questions. I would definately reconmend A Special Day Designs by Monique Wilber.
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