Natalie. My little sister. Now all grown up. Running her Central California flower business, Natalie Galasso Designs and creating beautiful memories for brides, families and lovers alike. And what a sweet flower business it is. While recently spending time with her and my niece and nephew in Merced, California, I got to really get to know Natalie and how she runs her business. She does it with ease and grace and while wiping out delicious dinners to wrap up our days. All the while she’s creating.
The flowers that exit her front studio to the hands of brides and the giftees are all unique and created from her creative vision. It’s a raw talent to have a flower talent, one that takes time and patience. Alone, it takes talent just to know all those flower names and the best way to pair them together! It takes pure talent to know what is in season and what is not so that brides and grooms are informed to their fullest for their color scheme and wedding budget.
Watching her create was the most relaxed I have been in years. Maybe it was the faint smell of lavender or the mint. Perhaps it was the stunning bright pink peonies that were clustered together, delicately in the bridal bouquet set to be delivered to the Evergreen Lodge in Yosemite early Saturday morning. But it’s definitely the calm of watching her piece each flower together with the grace she has of managing her household. I can say that her singing while working was the ultimate because singing Ella Fitzgerald and creating is the only way to pour love into each design!
Here is a recent wedding I photographed her floral designs at the Evergreen Lodge. If you are interested in a wedding in Yosemite, check out the Evergreen Lodge and contact Jessica for more information. Cake by Alicia Alicia’s Sugar Shack.