I had a wonderful time working with April for my wedding at the Brazilian Room in June 2017 and would highly recommend her. She created bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages, ceremony flowers, and reception centerpieces. What immediately set her apart was her responsiveness and her ability to work within my budget, which was modest but much less than the minimum that most Bay Area florists require. I gave her a couple of photos from Pinterest and vague verbal descriptions of what I was interested in (small centerpieces with mostly greenery and white flowers as accents) and she came back with a detailed design proposal that perfectly captured the look I was going for. I will admit I was originally on the fence about spending money on flowers for the wedding but I am so glad I did because once I saw them at the venue, I realized they made all the difference and contributed to making the day even more special than it already was. I could not stop staring at my bouquet! It was so lush and full and organic-feeling, not at all like those constricted and symmetrical bouquets that seem to be typical of many florists. She used high quality flowers and as a bonus, the centerpieces that guests took home lasted for more than a few days. You will love working with April!
I had already been searching for a wedding florist for about 3 weeks and was ready to just DIY my wedding florals, when one florist referred me to April. Within 24 hours, April had gotten me re-excited about the flowers for my wedding and I decided that I wanted to book with her.
The pros: As someone who works behind a computer all day, I value quick response times and transparency. April delivered on just that. She meticulously responded to every one of my dozens of questions, whether it was about the budget, centerpiece sizes, or even how other decorative pieces might match with the flowers. I had quite a modest budget for wedding florals..so much that I was almost embarrassed to tell florists my ideal budget because many of them stopped communications quickly after seeing it. April was so accommodating and honest, though. She never once tried to sell me on expanding my floral plans, and at the same time was completely upfront with the costs and how to make any modifications for my budget.
The above and beyonds: I was particularly surprised that April didn't just send me examples of centerpieces/bouquets, but created an entire design proposal to show me how the creative pieces of my wedding might come together. This included signage, invites, palettes, etc. This is something I definitely didn't see among all of the other florists I reached out to. Throughout the entire process, April carefully absorbed all my preferences and came together with a design that made sense for me. When I looked through the final vision board, I was in awe because April had so fluidly translated my thoughts to visuals. Overall, April is just so pleasant and fun to work with! I only plan on getting married once, but I almost wish we had more opportunities to work together!
"Working along side April has been amazing. She is very kind, professional and passionate with what she does. Upon our first meet up, we met at a cafe to work on a collab shoot where she shared her journey establishing her passion as a florist. When speaking to her you know she is passionate at what she does. The meaning behind her business is so touching and you know with that she produces amazing work, because it means so much to her. She actually did my sister in laws wedding and came at her expected arrival & was prepared and willing to help with other set up. Although she didn't have to work with other things, she did with the generosity of her heart. Her and her husband are a team and they both work patiently, efficiently and are just down to earth and caring! I'm glad to have met someone as passionate and genuine as her."
"I was referred to April and immediately fell in love with her work. I was planning a wedding in 3 weeks and April helped & accommodated me with no hesitation! She was the easiest vendor to work with and made the process of choosing a vision and color palette very easy. Not to mention she is such a sweetheart! Every centerpiece, altar arrangement, bouquet, boutonniere, corsage, flower crown and cake decor was simply beautiful! Everyone loved her arrangements and I could not have been happier. I hope to work with her again in the future and would not hesitate referring her to anyone and everyone!"
"April is a dear friend of mine who I asked to do my hair and makeup for my maternity shoot. Not only did she do an amazing job at making me feel beautiful, but the icing on top was an elegant bouquet of flowers and a flower crown. Her choice of color and combination fit perfectly with my enchanted forest photo shoot theme (which was really just the Redwood Regional Park and a light pink gown). I totally trust in her taste and would highly recommend her to anyone who knows they want something beautiful AND unique. In addition, soon after April put together the most beautiful and unique centerpiece flower arrangements for my baby shower and I couldn't be more pleased with her artistry. She took into consideration the venue and set up we were having the baby shower in and made the centerpieces stand out with out standing up in the way of the guests at the tables. She put together an arrangement of flowers (her choice), babies breath (that I requested) and what I would have never expected...cotton to fit the theme of soft textures and neutral colors for my baby shower! She continues to produce one-of-a-kind and stunning arrangements!"
"I sought out April Baytan Designs to create the floral arrangements for my company’s 30th Anniversary Gala. I contacted April Baytan only two weeks before the event. Within that time, she was able to create a proposal with a beautiful concept that was perfect for our event. April’s work was breathtaking. Her attention to the most minute details was much appreciated. She and her husband, Chris, even showed up at the end of the event with floral contact paper and arranged and wrapped mini floral bouquets for our guests and staff to take home. That was a welcomed surprise. I will definitely keep April Baytan Designs in mind for future events, as well as refer this business to friends and family."