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Gingerleaf Floral

Oakland , CA
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Oakland, CA 94609 US (map)

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510-406-2638

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ABOUT US

Gingerleaf Floral is an Oakland-based floral design studio specializing in weddings and celebrations. We proudly serve the East Bay, South Bay, San Francisco and surrounding Bay Area... Read more
Gingerleaf Floral is an Oakland-based floral design studio specializing in weddings and celebrations. We proudly serve the East Bay, South Bay, San Francisco and surrounding Bay Area communities.

Our signature style is graphic and architectural ~ we also love color and whimsy! We start with what our clients are envisioning and then focus on how to express those ideas and emotions through the beauty of flowers.

We are passionate about creating a unique experience for our clients and those touched by our services. Our medium is flowers, but we are in the business of emotion.

Visit our gallery for more beautiful images of our designs.

Please contact us to setup your complimentary consult:
email | ellen@gingerleaffloral.com
tel | 510.406.2638 Read less
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INFO FOR FLOWERS

How would you describe the style of your floral designs?
Classic, Eclectic, Glamorous, Modern, Romantic, Tropical, Vintage
Which of the following services do you provide?
Clean Up, Consultations, Delivery, Samples, Set Up, Venue Visit
What types of arrangements do you provide?
Aisle Decor, Altar Decor, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Chuppah Decor, Corsages, Flower Petals, Non-Floral, Single Flowers, Table Arrangements

REVIEWS

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Sharon
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Ellen and Gingerleaf floral were absolutely AMAZING! I was beyond happy with the arrangements she did for me, I couldn't have envisioned something better and to this day am still getting rave reviews on my flowers! When I started working with Ellen, I had no idea what I wanted, I knew NOTHING about flowers. She made the process so easy, we spent time going through my Pintrest board, and talked about the types of flowers I liked and didn't like and she was able to put together a color palette based on the pictures I was posting. She was amazingly patient, responsive and helpful. I would HIGHLY recommend Ellen to anyone looking for floral's for their special day or any other event.
Ellen and Gingerleaf floral were absolutely AMAZING! I was beyond happy with the arrangements she did for me, I couldn't Read more...
Ellen and Gingerleaf floral were absolutely AMAZING! I was beyond happy with the arrangements she did for me, I couldn't have envisioned something better and to this day am still getting rave reviews on my flowers! When I started working with Ellen, I had no idea what I wanted, I knew NOTHING about flowers. She made the process so easy, we spent time going through my Pintrest board, and talked about the types of flowers I liked and didn't like and she was able to put together a color palette based on the pictures I was posting. She was amazingly patient, responsive and helpful. I would HIGHLY recommend Ellen to anyone looking for floral's for their special day or any other event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
I found Ellen through a list of preferred vendors from my wedding venue. I decided to pick Gingerleaf floral because I loved Ellen's flower arrangements and her artistic style. Ellen has been a joy to work with from start to finish. She responds to emails in a timely manner and her prices are very reasonable. She will work with you to find the right flowers for your wedding. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a wedding florist.
I found Ellen through a list of preferred vendors from my wedding venue. I decided to pick Gingerleaf floral because I Read more...
I found Ellen through a list of preferred vendors from my wedding venue. I decided to pick Gingerleaf floral because I loved Ellen's flower arrangements and her artistic style. Ellen has been a joy to work with from start to finish. She responds to emails in a timely manner and her prices are very reasonable. She will work with you to find the right flowers for your wedding. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a wedding florist. Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
I was shocked when I saw the floral arrangements because they looked like they came out of a dream. In my vendor search, I always looked at the florists’ portfolio of previous work. Even before I knew what I wanted, I liked the way Ellen executed work for events and weddings. I am pretty picky and after I changed the floral color scheme from fuchsia and green to fuchsia and orange, Ellen was still able to choose flowers that would beautifully complement the color scheme of my bridesmaids' ombre dresses (each bridesmaid wore a different neutral-colored dress). Aside from being a killer designer, Ellen is also both very easygoing and a consummate professional. I really enjoyed interacting with her because she's very organized, remembers what her to-do's are, and responds in a timely manner. I also just liked interacting with Ellen in general because she's friendly and fun! She also get along with the other vendors. Ellen, thanks for making my Pinterest dreams come true. My pictures look great, thanks to you!
I was shocked when I saw the floral arrangements because they looked like they came out of a dream. In my vendor search, I Read more...
I was shocked when I saw the floral arrangements because they looked like they came out of a dream. In my vendor search, I always looked at the florists’ portfolio of previous work. Even before I knew what I wanted, I liked the way Ellen executed work for events and weddings. I am pretty picky and after I changed the floral color scheme from fuchsia and green to fuchsia and orange, Ellen was still able to choose flowers that would beautifully complement the color scheme of my bridesmaids' ombre dresses (each bridesmaid wore a different neutral-colored dress). Aside from being a killer designer, Ellen is also both very easygoing and a consummate professional. I really enjoyed interacting with her because she's very organized, remembers what her to-do's are, and responds in a timely manner. I also just liked interacting with Ellen in general because she's friendly and fun! She also get along with the other vendors. Ellen, thanks for making my Pinterest dreams come true. My pictures look great, thanks to you! Read less
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Priya
Wedding:
9/27/2015
3.6/5.0
It has now been 2 weeks since our wedding and we just returned from a blissful honeymoon in Hawaii.
These two weeks gave me enough time to absorb, think back and appreciate as well as look with a critical eye on the services provided by our various vendors.

Ellen is amazing. She is very creative, thinks outside the box, professional, has a lot of experience and after just one meeting my husband and I were 100% confident we could trust Ellen and our wedding would be beautiful as well as on point in terms of our vision.

While all of this is true and yes our center pieces looked beautiful from what I'm told (long story - planner really mismanaged our timeline so we never got to walk to each table) there are a few things that left a bad taste.

1.Once you sign you have to be within 20% of the initial quote. When you're reading 10 contracts for your wedding (at least) and have a full time job, chances are you will miss this detail.
I wish Ellen had mentioned this in person, I would have started with 15 tables (which is what I ended up with) instead of 20. IMO you have my business already, you know how expensive weddings are, be honest, tell your brides, hey start low and you can always add.

2. For me personally this was the most disappointing thing of all. When i started putting together my mood board on pinterest, I had a vision, and a clear element that I wanted in my floral design. However, on the day of, this element was not present in any of the center pieces. There was some sort of miscommunication.
Now this is not 100% Ellens fault as my planner owned design aspects for the wedding, however we met Ellen in person and shared our mood board as well as discussed this element in detail being a major thread in the floral design and yet it was missed.

So, yes I would recommend them again but cautiously and would advise going over all the paper work in detail and look through the flowers called out individually.
It has now been 2 weeks since our wedding and we just returned from a blissful honeymoon in Hawaii.
These two weeks Read more...
It has now been 2 weeks since our wedding and we just returned from a blissful honeymoon in Hawaii.
These two weeks gave me enough time to absorb, think back and appreciate as well as look with a critical eye on the services provided by our various vendors.

Ellen is amazing. She is very creative, thinks outside the box, professional, has a lot of experience and after just one meeting my husband and I were 100% confident we could trust Ellen and our wedding would be beautiful as well as on point in terms of our vision.

While all of this is true and yes our center pieces looked beautiful from what I'm told (long story - planner really mismanaged our timeline so we never got to walk to each table) there are a few things that left a bad taste.

1.Once you sign you have to be within 20% of the initial quote. When you're reading 10 contracts for your wedding (at least) and have a full time job, chances are you will miss this detail.
I wish Ellen had mentioned this in person, I would have started with 15 tables (which is what I ended up with) instead of 20. IMO you have my business already, you know how expensive weddings are, be honest, tell your brides, hey start low and you can always add.

2. For me personally this was the most disappointing thing of all. When i started putting together my mood board on pinterest, I had a vision, and a clear element that I wanted in my floral design. However, on the day of, this element was not present in any of the center pieces. There was some sort of miscommunication.
Now this is not 100% Ellens fault as my planner owned design aspects for the wedding, however we met Ellen in person and shared our mood board as well as discussed this element in detail being a major thread in the floral design and yet it was missed.

So, yes I would recommend them again but cautiously and would advise going over all the paper work in detail and look through the flowers called out individually. Read less
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Gingerleaf Floral responded with the following comments:

Priya ~ I'm truly sorry that you were expecting succulents in your centerpieces and then didn’t see them the day of the wedding. I know they were an important element in your wedding, and they were featured in your bouquet and in all the boutonnieres/corsages. Unfortunately, succulents are expensive, and at the price point for your centerpieces, they could not be incorporated. This was outlined in the written proposal, but I understand this was not communicated clearly enough.

The same goes for the 20% variance. The variance is so that we know what to expect and plan for, since the scope of services can change quite a bit from the time a client books with us to the actual day of their wedding. I realize planning a wedding involves working with multiple vendors and contracts, and that things can get missed. I appreciate your feedback, and will make it a point of letting clients know about the 20% variance when we send out the proposal.
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Katherine
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Ellen was a sheer joy to work with for our wedding. She was such a creative, warm-hearted and knowledgeable professional. Her willingness to meet and brainstorm, use local and seasonal blooms, shift and play with concepts was really helpful. She also honored our budget and really tried to work within it and find reasonable ways of accommodating our financial needs without skimping on any of the beauty. Her arrangements really set the exact tone we wanted, which was elegant and earthy. When I saw the finished product on the wedding day, I was truly amazed. I only have gratitude and serious respect for Ellen's class and charm. She executed perfectly. I would recommend Ellen and Gingerleaf to anyone looking for an affordable, honest and down-to-earth professional who has perfected her craft and that shines in all the love and magic of her work. Thank you Ellen!!
Ellen was a sheer joy to work with for our wedding. She was such a creative, warm-hearted and knowledgeable professional. Read more...
Ellen was a sheer joy to work with for our wedding. She was such a creative, warm-hearted and knowledgeable professional. Her willingness to meet and brainstorm, use local and seasonal blooms, shift and play with concepts was really helpful. She also honored our budget and really tried to work within it and find reasonable ways of accommodating our financial needs without skimping on any of the beauty. Her arrangements really set the exact tone we wanted, which was elegant and earthy. When I saw the finished product on the wedding day, I was truly amazed. I only have gratitude and serious respect for Ellen's class and charm. She executed perfectly. I would recommend Ellen and Gingerleaf to anyone looking for an affordable, honest and down-to-earth professional who has perfected her craft and that shines in all the love and magic of her work. Thank you Ellen!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
By far, Ellen was one of my favorite vendors for our wedding! She was a pleasure to work with and she has so much artistic talent! Ellen helped me work within my budget (including giving me really great budget saving decoration ideas and tips) and was very transparent about finances from the beginning. She put in lots of effort to make sure that she understood what I wanted in a floral arrangement through pictures, phone calls, and an in-person consultation. Gingerleaf Floral is an easy vendor to work with, incredibly professional, and the designs of the floral arrangements are fabulous. I'm so glad that I went with Gingerleaf Floral for my wedding!
By far, Ellen was one of my favorite vendors for our wedding! She was a pleasure to work with and she has so much artistic Read more...
By far, Ellen was one of my favorite vendors for our wedding! She was a pleasure to work with and she has so much artistic talent! Ellen helped me work within my budget (including giving me really great budget saving decoration ideas and tips) and was very transparent about finances from the beginning. She put in lots of effort to make sure that she understood what I wanted in a floral arrangement through pictures, phone calls, and an in-person consultation. Gingerleaf Floral is an easy vendor to work with, incredibly professional, and the designs of the floral arrangements are fabulous. I'm so glad that I went with Gingerleaf Floral for my wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Ellen is an extraordinary florist!

Many guests said they thought our floral arrangements were the prettiest they had ever seen. Her designs are fresh, innovative and affordable!

We met with Ellen for a consultation and had a great time speaking with her. We told her our ideas for the wedding, what we wanted it to feel like, and what our budget was. She came up with a concept and design that was so beautiful and special. The flowers were probably one of the best parts of our wedding.

Ellen worked so hard on the day of our wedding. I also felt that in the months leading up to the wedding, she was always on top of it. She was great with returning my emails. We kept changing aspects of the flowers and adding things, and she was very patient and never annoyed with my questions and requests. It felt like she was treating us, the way you would treat a good friend.

So the customer service was great, the design elements were amazing, and the day of was beautiful. What more could you ask for!
Ellen is an extraordinary florist!

Many guests said they thought our floral arrangements were the prettiest they Read more...
Ellen is an extraordinary florist!

Many guests said they thought our floral arrangements were the prettiest they had ever seen. Her designs are fresh, innovative and affordable!

We met with Ellen for a consultation and had a great time speaking with her. We told her our ideas for the wedding, what we wanted it to feel like, and what our budget was. She came up with a concept and design that was so beautiful and special. The flowers were probably one of the best parts of our wedding.

Ellen worked so hard on the day of our wedding. I also felt that in the months leading up to the wedding, she was always on top of it. She was great with returning my emails. We kept changing aspects of the flowers and adding things, and she was very patient and never annoyed with my questions and requests. It felt like she was treating us, the way you would treat a good friend.

So the customer service was great, the design elements were amazing, and the day of was beautiful. What more could you ask for! Read less
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Krista
Wedding:
8/1/2015
4.8/5.0
Ellen is one of those designers that just "gets" your vision and understand what you want on your special day. She saw the uniqueness in each photo I showed her of arrangements I liked and was able to pull everything together into a cohesive and visually beautiful presentation. I hated to see her flowers fade away after the wedding. They were like a true art form! Plus, she's an extraordinary pleasure to work with.
Ellen is one of those designers that just "gets" your vision and understand what you want on your special day. She saw the Read more...
Ellen is one of those designers that just "gets" your vision and understand what you want on your special day. She saw the uniqueness in each photo I showed her of arrangements I liked and was able to pull everything together into a cohesive and visually beautiful presentation. I hated to see her flowers fade away after the wedding. They were like a true art form! Plus, she's an extraordinary pleasure to work with. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/29/2015
4.8/5.0
I adore Ellen and Gingerleaf Floral. From the first email I sent to after the wedding it was an experience that kept me smiling.
Ellen was incredibly thorough when we met for a consultation. She took time to really talk with me and then went through my Pinterest board before creating the estimate.
She was great at checking in through the whole planning process letting me know that if I needed anything she was available. And as we started to get closer to the date she was flexible with the changes I requested. I really appreciated her followup and responsiveness.
She and her staff stayed through the ceremony to move some florals from from the ceremony space to the reception area and made sure everything was flawless.
And the flowers, oh my goodness the flowers. From the arbor piece to the floral collar she made for my sweet dog everything was lovely and exactly as we had discussed.
I enthusiastically recommend you work with Ellen and Gingerleaf Floral!
I adore Ellen and Gingerleaf Floral. From the first email I sent to after the wedding it was an experience that kept me Read more...
I adore Ellen and Gingerleaf Floral. From the first email I sent to after the wedding it was an experience that kept me smiling.
Ellen was incredibly thorough when we met for a consultation. She took time to really talk with me and then went through my Pinterest board before creating the estimate.
She was great at checking in through the whole planning process letting me know that if I needed anything she was available. And as we started to get closer to the date she was flexible with the changes I requested. I really appreciated her followup and responsiveness.
She and her staff stayed through the ceremony to move some florals from from the ceremony space to the reception area and made sure everything was flawless.
And the flowers, oh my goodness the flowers. From the arbor piece to the floral collar she made for my sweet dog everything was lovely and exactly as we had discussed.
I enthusiastically recommend you work with Ellen and Gingerleaf Floral! Read less
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brian
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Ellen's the best! I cried when seeing the floral arrangements for the first time in the ballroom. (I don't often cry) It was so beautiful and the dream version of what I wanted. One evening was not long enough to enjoy the spectacular atmosphere she created. It was dead on to what I wanted but way better. She is totally chill and accommodating. We even made a couple decisions somewhat last minute and she didn't blink and eye. She even pinned our boutonnieres on herself. We've kept in contact afterwards and she's a peach!
-- > Brian Garcia
Ellen's the best! I cried when seeing the floral arrangements for the first time in the ballroom. (I don't often cry) It Read more...
Ellen's the best! I cried when seeing the floral arrangements for the first time in the ballroom. (I don't often cry) It was so beautiful and the dream version of what I wanted. One evening was not long enough to enjoy the spectacular atmosphere she created. It was dead on to what I wanted but way better. She is totally chill and accommodating. We even made a couple decisions somewhat last minute and she didn't blink and eye. She even pinned our boutonnieres on herself. We've kept in contact afterwards and she's a peach!
-- > Brian Garcia Read less
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