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Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designs

CA

LOCATION

by appointment only
CA US 94530

PHONE

510-527-3197

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Pat Gibbons' floral design studio is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, just north of Berkeley. For the past 26 years, Pat has offered personalized service and innovative designs for... Read more
Pat Gibbons' floral design studio is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, just north of Berkeley. For the past 26 years, Pat has offered personalized service and innovative designs for each of her clients, building a reputation for excellence. She is well known for her original flair with color and texture and design. Read less
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INFO FOR FLOWERS

Do you offer free or for charge consultations?
Free
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

REVIEWS

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CBW
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Patricia Gibbons did a beautiful job on all the flower arrangements for my wedding. I had absolutely no idea what I wanted when I met with Patricia the first time. I didn't know what color(s) I wanted and didn't know what type of flowers I wanted, I was completely clueless. Patricia was very patient and guided me through my choices and the end result was perfect. My bouquet and the floral arrangements were absolutely beautiful, we were so happy with the results. I couldn't believe she could do such a fabulous job considering how little input I gave her. I would highly recommend Patricia for anyone looking for a floral designer for their wedding.
Patricia Gibbons did a beautiful job on all the flower arrangements for my wedding. I had absolutely no idea what I wanted Read more...
Patricia Gibbons did a beautiful job on all the flower arrangements for my wedding. I had absolutely no idea what I wanted when I met with Patricia the first time. I didn't know what color(s) I wanted and didn't know what type of flowers I wanted, I was completely clueless. Patricia was very patient and guided me through my choices and the end result was perfect. My bouquet and the floral arrangements were absolutely beautiful, we were so happy with the results. I couldn't believe she could do such a fabulous job considering how little input I gave her. I would highly recommend Patricia for anyone looking for a floral designer for their wedding. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
If you read nothing else of this review (as it really is more like a novel now ;) ), suffice it to say that I am flower knowledgable and picky; Pat Gibbon's delivered on providing wedding flowers beyond anything I could have imagined and the designs were absolutely perfect. Oh, and seriously fair-priced to boot.

I am an avid gardener and demanded unique flowers for my wedding. Upon meeting Pat, I declared that I wanted whimsical, yet formal designs that were much more interesting and unusual than typical wedding flowers.

I pride myself on my ability to distinguish the dendrobiums from the cymbidiums, and if my husband wants to make my day, he gets bonus points for gifting a houseplant or succulent with roots and dirt attached over a dome shaped arrangement of perfect rosebuds. So basically, no roses or phalaenopsis allowed. I wanted texture and interest, succulents and hanging berries, proteas and fiddleheads, unshaped and unconfined arrangements. Wow, I was a pretty difficult client :).

Pat listened well, made excellent recommendations and tactfully corrected my selections. She wasn't afraid to say that the some of my favorite inspiration pictures were not formal enough for my venue. She pointed out when flowers I liked were out of season, and suggested better priced alternatives. She helped define the perfect purples and dissuaded me from omitting white from my bridal bouquet (thank you!!!! What I wanted WAS too colorful!).

All of this is great and dandy, but at some point in the process you realize that, to some extent, you have no idea of what you're going to get. Our conversations with Pat were 6-8 months prior to our wedding. As much as I like flowers, I didn't know what was in season, what would be available at the flower market and well-priced the week of my wedding, and ultimately I don't have the flower expertise to visualize how all of our conversations translate into arrangements. So we put our faith in Pat, trusted her understanding of our aesthetic, and put stock in her editing skills.

I had extremely high expectations. The results blew me away. The woman brought lotus pods out of her arsenal!

OK, so the the bride likes her bouquet and dad's boutonniere is dashing, happy customers, all good. Who else really cares about my wedding flowers, right? No less than ten guests made a point to tell me in my 2 minute average conversation with each of them, how exquisite our flowers were. At the end of the night, there were serious fights over who got to take home arrangements. Poor mom didn't get in on the action early enough, so I had to pull in some serious favors to reclaim a vase for her. I'm still hearing the rave reviews about how "friends knew I was into flowers and wow, how that came across at our wedding." A+ work, Pat. I am so happy we trusted you with our flower vision :).

Oh, and bonus points, it rained on my wedding day and Pat was out there practically in a poncho with a smile putting the finishing touches on our flowers. :)
If you read nothing else of this review (as it really is more like a novel now ;) ), suffice it to say that I am flower Read more...
If you read nothing else of this review (as it really is more like a novel now ;) ), suffice it to say that I am flower knowledgable and picky; Pat Gibbon's delivered on providing wedding flowers beyond anything I could have imagined and the designs were absolutely perfect. Oh, and seriously fair-priced to boot.

I am an avid gardener and demanded unique flowers for my wedding. Upon meeting Pat, I declared that I wanted whimsical, yet formal designs that were much more interesting and unusual than typical wedding flowers.

I pride myself on my ability to distinguish the dendrobiums from the cymbidiums, and if my husband wants to make my day, he gets bonus points for gifting a houseplant or succulent with roots and dirt attached over a dome shaped arrangement of perfect rosebuds. So basically, no roses or phalaenopsis allowed. I wanted texture and interest, succulents and hanging berries, proteas and fiddleheads, unshaped and unconfined arrangements. Wow, I was a pretty difficult client :).

Pat listened well, made excellent recommendations and tactfully corrected my selections. She wasn't afraid to say that the some of my favorite inspiration pictures were not formal enough for my venue. She pointed out when flowers I liked were out of season, and suggested better priced alternatives. She helped define the perfect purples and dissuaded me from omitting white from my bridal bouquet (thank you!!!! What I wanted WAS too colorful!).

All of this is great and dandy, but at some point in the process you realize that, to some extent, you have no idea of what you're going to get. Our conversations with Pat were 6-8 months prior to our wedding. As much as I like flowers, I didn't know what was in season, what would be available at the flower market and well-priced the week of my wedding, and ultimately I don't have the flower expertise to visualize how all of our conversations translate into arrangements. So we put our faith in Pat, trusted her understanding of our aesthetic, and put stock in her editing skills.

I had extremely high expectations. The results blew me away. The woman brought lotus pods out of her arsenal!

OK, so the the bride likes her bouquet and dad's boutonniere is dashing, happy customers, all good. Who else really cares about my wedding flowers, right? No less than ten guests made a point to tell me in my 2 minute average conversation with each of them, how exquisite our flowers were. At the end of the night, there were serious fights over who got to take home arrangements. Poor mom didn't get in on the action early enough, so I had to pull in some serious favors to reclaim a vase for her. I'm still hearing the rave reviews about how "friends knew I was into flowers and wow, how that came across at our wedding." A+ work, Pat. I am so happy we trusted you with our flower vision :).

Oh, and bonus points, it rained on my wedding day and Pat was out there practically in a poncho with a smile putting the finishing touches on our flowers. :) Read less
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Risha
Wedding:
8/28/2010
4.4/5.0
Pat was professional and responsive throughout the entire year leading to the wedding. The flowers were beautiful on the day of: lush, vibrant, and hand tied with a gorgeous ribbon in my wedding colors. She also generously provided complimentary cake flowers and toss bouquet.

I have two small complaints: 1) instead of the requested corsages for the mothers and sisters, she supplied mini bouquets; 2) she would not allow anyone else to provide flowers for the event--this came up when i mentioned to her i had been thinking of sprinkling rose petals along the aisle, and she informed me that when I signed the contract it stated that she had sole rights to flower design. I reread the contract and didn't find this clause--I also spoke to two other event planners who thought this request was rather odd. It is, after all, the bride's day, not the florist's!
Pat was professional and responsive throughout the entire year leading to the wedding. The flowers were beautiful on the Read more...
Pat was professional and responsive throughout the entire year leading to the wedding. The flowers were beautiful on the day of: lush, vibrant, and hand tied with a gorgeous ribbon in my wedding colors. She also generously provided complimentary cake flowers and toss bouquet.

I have two small complaints: 1) instead of the requested corsages for the mothers and sisters, she supplied mini bouquets; 2) she would not allow anyone else to provide flowers for the event--this came up when i mentioned to her i had been thinking of sprinkling rose petals along the aisle, and she informed me that when I signed the contract it stated that she had sole rights to flower design. I reread the contract and didn't find this clause--I also spoke to two other event planners who thought this request was rather odd. It is, after all, the bride's day, not the florist's! Read less
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Kristin Stoker
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Pat was excellent in every regard. She is flexible, responsive, and incredibly willing to work within any budget you give her. Her floral arrangements are stunning as well!
Pat was excellent in every regard. She is flexible, responsive, and incredibly willing to work within any budget you give Read more...
Pat was excellent in every regard. She is flexible, responsive, and incredibly willing to work within any budget you give her. Her floral arrangements are stunning as well! Read less
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Sally
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Pat really does stunning work! Her designs are original and creative. She's highly organized, and a pleasure to work with.
Pat really does stunning work! Her designs are original and creative. She's highly organized, and a pleasure to work with. Read more...
Pat really does stunning work! Her designs are original and creative. She's highly organized, and a pleasure to work with. Read less
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Happy Southern CA Bride
Wedding:
10/20/2007
5.0/5.0
I received rave reviews for both my Ceremony and Reception flowers. Pat was open to my ideas and provided a portfolio of work from which I could gain inspiration that included floral arrangements with fruit incorporated. The use of grapes as part of the arrangements was a perfect touch for my Wine Country Wedding.
I received rave reviews for both my Ceremony and Reception flowers. Pat was open to my ideas and provided a portfolio of Read more...
I received rave reviews for both my Ceremony and Reception flowers. Pat was open to my ideas and provided a portfolio of work from which I could gain inspiration that included floral arrangements with fruit incorporated. The use of grapes as part of the arrangements was a perfect touch for my Wine Country Wedding. Read less
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