Choosing Rae Florae was one of the easiest decisions my husband and I made during our planning process. I spoke to Paula on the phone and after 5 minutes I could tell she understood what I was looking for and was going to make it absolutely perfect. She is so amazing to talk to and beyond talented at what she does.
The day of the wedding the flowers were brought into the bridal suite and everyone was in shock at how unbelievable they were. Even the grandma's corsages had these beautiful pearls instead of elastic, amazing details that I had never seen before. Just above and beyond anything we were expecting. Seeing the ceremony site and the reception for the first time with my husband took our breath away. Paula took my idea and ran with it and created the most unique and classic look for our wedding.
I will be using Paula for a very long time! Thank you!
From the moment we met with Paula I knew she was the florist to use. Her willingness to listen and write down every dislike, like and make suggestions was amazing. She embraced every detail of the wedding so that she could be certain to get our vision. Certainly a joy to work with and we were so pleased with all of our flowers! I highly recommend Rae Florae she will accommodate any budget and work her magic to make your flowers the best they can be!
Paula did a fantastic job with my flowers! I had only a vague idea of what I wanted - i.e. I knew kind of what colors, knew that I loved ranunculus, and that's about it! In her very gentle and sweet way, she somehow managed to ask me the right questions in order to get the exact "feel" of what I wanted and created a gorgeous set of flowers, all for a very reasonable price. I absolutely loved my bouquet and my husband actually really liked the boutonnieres too (not something that men usually notice!). The centerpieces are still good too, 2 weeks later. Highly, highly recommend Rae Florae!
Rae Florae designed and created absolutely beautiful floral bouquets and arrangements for my daughter's wedding. Paula was a delight to work with. She listened to our ideas and brought them to life. The overall look of the wedding was breath-taking. Rae Florae is the best.
Paula recently did the flowers for my wedding and it was such a joy to work with her! Her studio is a beautiful little corner of ocean beach with very useful books showing her work. I stopped by with my fiance and her pictures were so beautiful that he said he wanted our flowers to look just like one of the pictures he saw! In the end, Paula put together beautiful arrangements that were just what I wanted, very dramatic but elegant and modern as well - which was amazing because I know nothing about flowers and had a rough time describing what I wanted!
Paula Rae is so talented with her artistic ability to deliver a bride's vision. She impressed me with her laid back presentation of her work. She didn't pressure us into making decisions we were unsure about. She was able to complete my vision that many others struggled with. She was ALWAYS easy to communicate with through calls or email. Her pricing was a little higher than I had budgeted for but she was amazing at making suggestions that would lower the cost. She is someone who genuinely has passion for making beautiful art and truly cares about her clients. Very sweet person and I would recommend her to anyone!
Paula was great. We live in Las Vegas and was married in San Diego so all communication was through email and phonecalls. Paula was great about responding right away and playing with my ideas. After viewing her blog We was positive she would do the right thing. We provided a list of wants and "don't use" and what we got was better then I could have ever imagined. We wanted to go with a bright tropical theme for the flowers and Rae Florae went above and beyond anything we had seen on other sites. We decided the grooms men wanted something a little different and Puala came up with beautiful Ti Leaf leis. The bouquets were unreal and the different varities of orchids blew my mind. Our guests loved all the bright colors and how well they were used everywhere! No headache, all professional, personal and friendly: Rae Florae made our wedding pop into life with color and flowers, I highly suggest working with them.
I hired Paula to do my very small wedding. During the planning process, I explained to her my vision and flower preferences, and based on her other reviews, I thought that would be adequate. I had the understanding that she was artistic and her work would be unique and outstanding without any micro-managing from me. In fact, I got the impression whenever I tried to talk to her that she was not interested or otherwise preoccupied. I must say, that I was extremely disappointed in every way. She was not very personable overall, but I hoped that would not be reflected in her work, again, based on reviews and recommendations. However, the ceremony flowers did not arrive and get set up until after the groom and his parents arrived (which was late). They had to see the flowers being set up which I find completely unacceptable. I arrived late, and if I had been on time, I would have seen the set up as well. Thank goodness I didn't! The bouquet she made for me was not what I was expecting and was mediocre at best. The boutonnieres and corsage were terrible. The cake flowers were not anything like what we had discussed nor anything like the picture I showed her. Mine was a small wedding, but it was not on a strict budget. In fact, we spent a lot of money in order to ensure that our day was perfect. Paula is not a discount florist. We spent way too much money for the quality of product and level of professionalism that we ended up getting. While something as fleeting as flowers did not ruin my wonderful day, I felt the need to make sure that I expressed my thoughts so that others don't have the same experience. I very rarely write yelp reviews, but I think that the lack of professionalism and quality really deserve to be noted in this case.
Thanks to Rae Florae for making my bayside wedding GORGEOUS! Without much input from me, Paula created a beautiful concept with spectacular results - great for the full-time working bride like me! My budget was tight and she managed to create the ambiance and visual effect I wanted! She was incredible professional and flexible! THANKS SO MUCH PAULA! Kelly P!
Rae Florae came highly recommended from our coordinator and we could not have been more pleased! Paula was a delight to work with and provided spectacular flowers for our wedding day. We hired her for our personal flowers (bride & bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages) and also to provide aisle decor and some extra flowers for the cake table and guest tables. The flowers were outstanding in quality and just stunning - we received so many compliments on them! I would recommend Paula Rae in a heartbeat!
I'm so glad I hired Paula for my wedding, the flowers were stunning, she was great to work with and her prices are VERY reasonable and competitive. I'm still in shock by the final product, she delivered high end flowers, very stylish and modern arrangements and added some unique and thoughtful touches. I would hire her again in a heartbeat!
The flowers we received from Rae Florae were more than we could have ever expected! They were so brilliant and beautiful and exactly what we asked for! She was very helpful and very thorough on the wedding day. We had her build our center pieces from cigar boxes and they were magnificent! I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants beautiful flowers!
I know it seems less legitimate when you give someone 5 stars in every single category, but Rae Florae really deserves it! My husband and I could not have been happier with the beautiful job Paula did! Paula (the owner and actual florist you hire!) is incredibly creative and definitely excellent value for the cost. My husband and I had a very small floral budget, but didn't want to forgoe flowers all together or DIY. Paula was amazing! She worked within our budget, created exactly the look I wanted with minimal input from me (she will let you be as detailed or as hands-off as you want to be) and was a joy to work with. She is a real person (as opposed to an impersonal corporate wedding monster) who loves what she does and it shows in her work! After all the nightmare nickel and diming you to death and formulaic flower options out there, Paula is a real breath of fresh air. You will be more than happy if you go with Rae Florae.
We were recommended this florist by our wedding planner.
One of the things we appreciated most was that Paula worked with our stated budget and gave us great arrangements. We did not come with specific flowers, and we were flexible with that.
We showed her a few photos but were pretty open minded about her ideas. She was very creative and came up with some great arrangements.
We received a lot of compliments on the flowers and everything looked great in photos.
She has a blog which she updates often, and can give you a great idea about her past work.
She was very responsive to changes in the order, she did a mock-up for us at our tasting which was similar to the product on the wedding day. She was easy to contact by email. Everything went really smoothly working with her.
We used Rae Florae for my bridal bouquet. Paula was able to take my inspiration and translate it to an amazingly simple and beautiful bouquet. Perfect in every way. Paula was a joy to work with leading up to the wedding. Very professional.
Paula was an excellent florist! The venue looked gorgeous and I definitely got a bang for my buck!! The flowers were beautiful and fragrant. They made my event look so rich and elegant .... My altar pieces lasted for 2 weeks after our wedding!!! My highest recommendations!!
Paula from Rae Florae is a true artist. I just told her the flowers I wanted, colors, and a vague idea of centerpieces, and I let her do her thing. My bouquet was INCREDIBLE, and the centerpieces was EXACTLY what I wanted. Everything was beautiful.
Paula also is extremely professional. It was important to me that all my vendors were accessible by email--and Paula was the best. A few months before my wedding I asked to change some flowers, and she had a new proposal and quote back to me by email in a matter of HOURS.
Paula really made me feel that my wedding was just as important to HER as it was to ME. That meant a lot.
I would recommend Paula and Rae Florae to anyone, for any event.
Paula made absolutely beautiful florals for my wedding. I had no particular "vision" when it came to flowers so she took the reigns on design and when I saw the different elements I was so pleased. My bridal bouquet was gorgeous, the centerpieces and table set-up was breathtaking, and she made some very unique outdoor alterpieces for the ceremony site.
In additon to creating visually stunning work the price was one of the lowest quotes I received for the amount of flowers we were getting. I would recommend Rae Florae to any bride in the San Diego area.
Rae Florae exceeded our expectations! Working with Paula was not only easy, but her vision and design ideas were on point with what we were thinking of. She commited more time to our wedding than I had anticipated and produced gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces. The most exquisite part was the arbor. Since we got married on the beach, our Best Man built a Redwood arbor for us to get married under. With only snapshots to prepare her, Paula adorned the arbor in breathtaking fashion.
I wouldn't hesitate to refer Rae Florae; the color, combination, layout, and eye for detail made our wedding far more beautiful and elegant than I had dreamed.
Thank you, Paula!
Paula BLEW me away in everything she did. She was recommended to me by my baker (Sweet Cheeks Baking Co, who I also love!). Thanks goodness they did!!! Paula is the nicest person to work with. She works very hard to create the perfect atmosphere down to the smallest detail - things I didn't even think of! Her flowers are beautiful and high quality and still reasonably priced. I honestly don't know how she does it. She was easy to communicate with, she listens carefully to what you want, and she implements it flawlessly. When I walked into my reception and took a look around I couldn't stop smiling, it was ten times better than I EVER imagined. THANK YOU SO MUCH Paula!!!
I know I sound a little overly-enthusiastic, but thats really how I feel about them. I would recommend Rae Florae to anyone planning an event.
Rae Florae offers gorgeous and stunning flowers for your wedding or special event. Paula Rae the owner and mastermind behind the business is just simply amazing and a true artist at what she does. She can create anything your heart desires. I highly recommend her anytime I can!
Working with Paula Rae of Rae Florae is a true joy. She has a warm heart and is a creator of all things beautiful.
We have worked with Rae Florae many times and are always amazed with how beautiful the flowers look! It makes photographing them a joy! -Dapper Images
We HEART Rae Florae's creations! We always know that we will be photographing beautiful, creative, adorable designs when the florist is Rae Florae. Paula and her staff are always very friendly, professional, and take care of everything to perfection so that the bride and groom don't have to think about a thing. You will love your flowers even more than you imagined you would! xoxo
We've worked with Paula a couple times now, most recently this past weekend at The Condor's Nest Ranch, and what can we say? She knocked it out of the park! Always a great job, always wearing a smile and will always get a thumbs up from us!
Every Rae Florae floral design is a unique work of art.
Paula not only has such a wonderful, creative eye, and is so knowledgeable about local resources and various options available to her clients, she is really a pleasure to work with. I am very glad when I hear my couples are also working with Rae Florae, as I know that they will be very happy with their flowers and floral decor, and that the pictures will be that much nicer with the presence of her work!
Paula is not only a great person she's an amazing florist. Paula and I have worked on the same wedding for the first time at The Prado yesterday (5/8/10). When I opened the doors to the ballroom, Day of Coordination duties, I was more than impressed.The centerpieces were amazingly beautiful, romantic and exactly what the bride wanted;a modern yet classical design.
If you are not sure, after meeting a few florist, do yourself a favor and call Paula at Rae Florae and make an appointment. You will not be disappointed! You will not only meet a very talented florist you will also probably meet one of the nicest people ever. Good luck!
Beautiful, creative stylings. A very talented person!! Bob and Merrylin Brichmann, Artistic Productions
Paula at Rae Florae is an awesome floral designer. I met her a few years ago when we were both in the early stages of our businesses. I had the opportunity to work with her on a wedding at The Prado in Balboa Park. Paula and her crew did such a lovely job with all the flowers, setup went flawless and tearing down was a breeze. She recently had the task of managing strike for The Special Event Wedding Luncheon, again she did a wonderful job working with all of the staff and volunteers. Paula is a wonderful person with a sincere passion for producing amazing weddings floral pieces; and I would recommend her to any bride that comes my way.
Paula Rae and her team are amazing. Their artistic talents and wonderful attitude are a pleasure to be around. I definitely recommend them.
Paula at Rae Florae does amazing work. She uses her unique vision & knowledge to create incredible atmospheres! She will no doubt exceed your expectations!
Can you say BEAUTIFUL! I just love their work!