Amanda has gathered inspiration from each path in life. Growing up in Southern California gave her an appreciation for sweet geraniums and tropical foliages, while her time living abroad in England still has her swooning over garden roses, and now, residing in Northern California, the lush landscapes of Santa Cruz and the rolling hills of Sonoma inspire her designs.
She believes the richness in life is centered in the ephemeral quality of nature. Because of it, her design style is free and liberated, yet elegant and intentional. Often using unique materials that catch the eye, Amanda thrives to create flowers that heighten the appreciation of nature.
Amanda shares her love for the natural world through weddings, social events, photoshoots, weekly subscriptions, and special deliveries. It is with incredible enthusiasm that she seeks the most unique blooms. Working with some of the most hard-working, passionate growers, in addition to growing a few blooms herself in her community garden plot in Potrero Hill, Amanda is able to hone in on unique and exclusive colors, shapes, and textures to set the tone of a space.
When Amanda doesn't have her hands in flowers, she's usually starting her morning with a large cup of coffee in one hand, and cozying up with her rescue pup, Jacob, in the other. Her and her partner, illustrator Ric Carrasquillo, love to explore San Francisco together and get lost in any bookstore. You can usually find Amanda, Ric, and Jacob walking along the coast at Chrissy Field on their days off.
The talented team at Amanda Vidmar Design shares the philosophy to consistently create meaningful, memorable work for our clients. We are of the motto that everyone deserves more flowers in their life; a life filled with more nature, and more treasured moments. Some team members are professional freelancers, some are artists, some are incredible stylists, some have their own businesses, and together we move from each project with great versatility and ease.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where are you located? Do you travel? We are located for the majority of the year in San Francisco, California and have an additional home base in San Diego, California. As for traveling, you bet'cha! We will travel near and far for the perfect wedding or event. We have traveled throughout the country sharing our love of flowers.
2. Do you have an event minimum? Excellent question. We love to take on all types of events including intimate dinner parties, elopements, and floral art installations. We do not currently have a minimum for said intimate gatherings as well as corporate events, but our wedding bids typically start at the 4k range due to the dedication of our detailed work and highest quality of customer service. These averages can range greatly due to guest count, floral varietals desired, event timeline, type of installation, seasonality and more.
If your event is smaller in size or quickly approaching but you'd still love the Amanda Vidmar Design attention to detail and craftsmanship, our Wedding Pick-Up option is a perfect choice.
3. Do you offer other services, other than simply floral design? Absolutely. We believe that the ultimate design for a wedding or event is not just in the flowers, it's in the overall vision. This is why we offer a Full Service Design package so that we can have our hands in even the slightest of the details. From color palette formation, to rental management, to beautifully cohesive paper goods, the package assures that no detail is overlooked. That said, we work closely alongside many talented planners, designers, and event professionals and we are here for you to offer assistance with a recommendation.