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The inspiration for the summer wedding flowers was drawn from the vibrant California sunset. The wedding featured a stunning golden color palette with vibrant pops of orange and pink shades to perfectly complement the bridesmaids’ dresses. The result was a magical and colorful day that captured the essence of a California summer wedding. The Pacific […]

Flowers For A Summer Wedding

September 24, 2023

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A Smith and Lily Holiday Wreath Making Class has become a tradition amongst our clients. Whether it’s groups of friends and family gathering at our studio in Sherman Oaks to design their take home holiday wreath to adorn their front door or larger groups of co-workers at a venue of their choice, they’re lots of […]

Holiday Wreath Making Class

September 19, 2023

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Upright Amaranthus always creates a stir. Their beautiful bold colors of egg plant, bronze and lime green are particular favorites of ours. Amaranthus brings lots of texture and interest to a flower design. Also available is hanging amaranthus – Loves Live Bleeding is a popular drooping amaranthus with red blooms and hints of gold. Amaranthus  […]

Amaranthus Flower

August 30, 2023

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Resilient, hardy and bountiful is how I would describe the lemon tree in my garden here in Los  Angeles, California. Despite extensive changes to its surroundings, it continues to provide us with  the most delightful lemons in abundance every year. And when I say abundant – there have been  occasions when we couldn’t pick them […]

Recipe for lemon curd

August 18, 2023

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So you’ve received a beautiful flower bouquet at your doorstep. These tips will show you how to keep them beautiful for longer.  Replace the vase water with fresh cool tap water, preferably every day, or every second  day. Ensure the vase is filled high to promote long lasting flowers.  Remove leaves, flowers, or branches which […]

Flower Care Guide

white flower bouquet for flower delivery

August 13, 2023

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The Smith & Lily team recently descended upon the rustic and warm AOC, a renowned restaurant popular with events in West Hollywood, to festoon the space for a lovely bridal shower. We set up in their private room, filling out a long rectangular table with four floral centerpieces and lots of bud vases to add visual intrigue to […]

Flowering A West Hollywood Bridal Shower

August 1, 2023

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For the florals at this simple and elegant wedding at Gladstone’s Malibu, our grooms Cory & Doug imagined an intimate, celebratory setting that allowed the natural beauty of the location to shine through — and we were thrilled to help bring their vision to life. To that end, the Smith & Lily team designed a minimal […]

Flowering A Beach-Side Wedding

August 1, 2023

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Mesmerizing and mysterious, Dahlias hold a special place in my heart, both as a floral designer and as a lover of blooms. Their broad range of color and intricate, geometrically hypnotic petal formations bring tremendous vitality and interest to any table or arrangement they adorn. Dahlias are incredibly versatile, abundant in their variety of sizes […]

Dazzled by Dahlias!


July 31, 2023

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Flowering intimate celebrations is a favorite. I was delighted when our friends at Party Crush Events asked us to provide gorgeous boho style blooms for a baby shower brunch. The brunch took place at a private home in Studio City in the Los Angeles area. The color palette was dusty pinks, tan, terracotta and white. We used […]

Modern Boho Style Baby Shower

Flower bouquet on table with place setting and outdoor umbrella

June 18, 2023

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When a corporate client booked out the entire restaurant at Republique, a famous French-inspired formal dining room in Hollywood, CA, we knew we’d have to bring a big visual impact to fill the space… … and we were up for the challenge! Republique features a charming and warm European vibe, replete with natural wood tables […]

Private Event | Republique, Los Angeles CA

May 30, 2023

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