CuriousFloral

The Original Forever Florals | Wedding & Event Florist

California, United States · 2245 Sales

CuriousFloral

The Original Forever Florals | Wedding & Event Florist

California, United States 2245 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(498)
Shop owner

Samantha

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Announcement   I just had baby #2 so I'm currently working part time. Single bouquets have a 8 week processing time. I am taking orders for Octobrt 2016 and later. Stay up to date with shop announcements, exclusive deals, and more at: http://instagram.com/curiousfloral

All of my pieces are custom and made to order just for your wedding (I do have a few ready to ship bouquets)!

PLEASE READ MY SHOP POLICIES PRIOR TO PURCHASING! There you will find answers to FAQ's, information on custom orders, what handmade means, sizing, processing times, payment info, and more! https://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousFloral/policy You can find a size chart here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousFloral#about

Curious Floral specializes in "forever" florals & decor. Do you wish your wedding bouquet would last forever? Are you going green? Perhaps you're looking for an alternative to traditional flowers, or do you want something to help your big day stand out from the rest? Paper, fabric, and sola* flowers are all of those things! I specialize in rustic, vintage, country, shabby chic, as well as modern and elegant wedding styles. I'd love to help you create perfect one of-a-kind keepsake pieces to compliment your special day. All of my designs are 100% original and designed by me! I love working one-on-one with brides to create the perfect floral compliment to their special day. I have been a part of over 1,000 weddings!

My designs have been seen in:

~Emmaline Bride ~Style Me Pretty ~ The Knot~ Southern Weddings ~Wedding Chicks~ ~Pacific Weddings~ Cottages & Bungalows Magazine~ Wedding Bells Canada Magazine~ Orlando Home & Garden~ Hitched New Zeland~ French Kiss The Bride~ Offbeat Bride~ Etsy's Random Acts of Awesome ~The Rustic Wedding Guide ~ Heart Love Weddings ~ Bitchy Bride ~ Modern Weddings, Hawaii ~ The Wedding Bee ~ Chautauqua Wedding ~ Wonderful Wedding Themes ~ Storybook Hearts ~ Shop Then Wed ~ Pretty Pear Bride ~ The Inspired Bride ~ Project Wedding ~ Foxy Couture Designs ~ Oh One Fine Day ~

When you purchase from Curious Floral you are supporting a small business that I started to allow me to work from home and take care of my sons. Each item is handmade and I take pride and care with each item that I create. My family thanks you for your support!

My alternative flowers add an element of whimsy and shabby chic, while maintaining their eternal beauty and elegance, to any event. They make great bouquets, centerpieces, favors, gifts, decorations, and keepsake heirlooms. Your flowers will last and last after your big day. I love custom orders because they really let me get creative.

*Sola flowers are handmade from balsa wood. The flowers are soft and delicate yet durable with the right care and handling. Since each item is handmade no two are alike! Since these pieces are made from soft wood peels they naturally vary in color*

I create all things wedding: Bridal bouquets, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces, hair accessories, favors, and decor. The possibilities are endless. Your wedding party will love the forever keepsake from your special day.

Please contact me to help you create your special day with a completely custom order

I can't wait to be a small part of your big day!
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Follow me to stay up to date on listings, schedule, promotions and more!
FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/pages/CuriousFloralDesign
TWITTER twitter.com/CuriousFloral
INSTAGRAM instagram.com/curiousfloral

IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFO: All bouquets ship via Priority Mail. Boutonnieres, corsages, accessories, etc all ship via First Class Mail or Standard Post (shipping times will vary). If you need your item to ship via a quicker service, please contact me PRIOR to ordering! I only ship on Wednesdays and Fridays.

PLEASE READ MY SHOP POLICIES PRIOR TO PLACING AN ORDER. THANK YOU

Please check out the FAQ's section in Shop Policies for helpful information on placing an order, customizations, and flower options: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousFloral/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

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Vintage wedding, rustic wedding, handmade wedding, shabby chic wedding, beach wedding, outdoor wedding, woodland wedding, elegant wedding.

All designs and content are original and are the property of ©2011-2016 Curious Floral, LLC

Items may not be resold without my WRITTEN consent.

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 15, 2016

I just had baby #2 so I'm currently working part time. Single bouquets have a 8 week processing time. I am taking orders for Octobrt 2016 and later. Stay up to date with shop announcements, exclusive deals, and more at: http://instagram.com/curiousfloral

All of my pieces are custom and made to order just for your wedding (I do have a few ready to ship bouquets)!

PLEASE READ MY SHOP POLICIES PRIOR TO PURCHASING! There you will find answers to FAQ's, information on custom orders, what handmade means, sizing, processing times, payment info, and more! https://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousFloral/policy You can find a size chart here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousFloral#about

Curious Floral specializes in "forever" florals & decor. Do you wish your wedding bouquet would last forever? Are you going green? Perhaps you're looking for an alternative to traditional flowers, or do you want something to help your big day stand out from the rest? Paper, fabric, and sola* flowers are all of those things! I specialize in rustic, vintage, country, shabby chic, as well as modern and elegant wedding styles. I'd love to help you create perfect one of-a-kind keepsake pieces to compliment your special day. All of my designs are 100% original and designed by me! I love working one-on-one with brides to create the perfect floral compliment to their special day. I have been a part of over 1,000 weddings!

My designs have been seen in:

~Emmaline Bride ~Style Me Pretty ~ The Knot~ Southern Weddings ~Wedding Chicks~ ~Pacific Weddings~ Cottages & Bungalows Magazine~ Wedding Bells Canada Magazine~ Orlando Home & Garden~ Hitched New Zeland~ French Kiss The Bride~ Offbeat Bride~ Etsy's Random Acts of Awesome ~The Rustic Wedding Guide ~ Heart Love Weddings ~ Bitchy Bride ~ Modern Weddings, Hawaii ~ The Wedding Bee ~ Chautauqua Wedding ~ Wonderful Wedding Themes ~ Storybook Hearts ~ Shop Then Wed ~ Pretty Pear Bride ~ The Inspired Bride ~ Project Wedding ~ Foxy Couture Designs ~ Oh One Fine Day ~

When you purchase from Curious Floral you are supporting a small business that I started to allow me to work from home and take care of my sons. Each item is handmade and I take pride and care with each item that I create. My family thanks you for your support!

My alternative flowers add an element of whimsy and shabby chic, while maintaining their eternal beauty and elegance, to any event. They make great bouquets, centerpieces, favors, gifts, decorations, and keepsake heirlooms. Your flowers will last and last after your big day. I love custom orders because they really let me get creative.

*Sola flowers are handmade from balsa wood. The flowers are soft and delicate yet durable with the right care and handling. Since each item is handmade no two are alike! Since these pieces are made from soft wood peels they naturally vary in color*

I create all things wedding: Bridal bouquets, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces, hair accessories, favors, and decor. The possibilities are endless. Your wedding party will love the forever keepsake from your special day.

Please contact me to help you create your special day with a completely custom order

I can't wait to be a small part of your big day!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Follow me to stay up to date on listings, schedule, promotions and more!
FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/pages/CuriousFloralDesign
TWITTER twitter.com/CuriousFloral
INSTAGRAM instagram.com/curiousfloral

IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFO: All bouquets ship via Priority Mail. Boutonnieres, corsages, accessories, etc all ship via First Class Mail or Standard Post (shipping times will vary). If you need your item to ship via a quicker service, please contact me PRIOR to ordering! I only ship on Wednesdays and Fridays.

PLEASE READ MY SHOP POLICIES PRIOR TO PLACING AN ORDER. THANK YOU

Please check out the FAQ's section in Shop Policies for helpful information on placing an order, customizations, and flower options: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousFloral/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Vintage wedding, rustic wedding, handmade wedding, shabby chic wedding, beach wedding, outdoor wedding, woodland wedding, elegant wedding.

All designs and content are original and are the property of ©2011-2016 Curious Floral, LLC

Items may not be resold without my WRITTEN consent.

Samantha

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Samantha

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5 out of 5 stars
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Katie Leafstedt

Katie Leafstedt on Jul 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just as described, except it's even better than I had imagined. You won't be disappointed! Thank you so so so much. You do amazing work!

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Updates

Two days left to save 10% on your wedding flowers! Use code "ohbaby" on orders over $100 or contact me about a custom wedding package (etsy link in profile or curiousfloral@gmail.com)
I really love how all the details of Rita's wedding turned out. These succulent and sola flower arrangements were perfect on her tables! There's still 3 days to save 10% on these and the rest of your wedding flowers curiousfloral@gmail.com
Beautiful Caitlin, congrats on becoming a Mrs! ring #heputaringonit #mrs She had me create a custom keepsake bouquet with sola flowers and succulents, love how it turned out! You can still save 10% thru 5/19 with "ohbaby"!
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About

Wedding & event flowers handmade with love

Thank you so much for taking a look at my creations! I'm thrilled to have you.

My name is Samantha, and I’m the heart behind Curious Floral- Forever Floral & Decor. All of my pieces are handmade with lots of love and attention to detail. I put my heart into my work, and I think it truly shows. Curious Floral started as a hobby after planning and creating for my own wedding in early 2011 (I made my first keepsake bouquet in May of 2011). I loved it so much that I decided to keep up the creative process. Then the most amazing thing happened, I was able to turn my hobby and dream into a full time career. I’ve been blessed in so many ways. I am so grateful for my wonderful customers and my very supportive family, all of which helped make this possible.

My little flower shop allows me to work from home with my son (soon to be sons, #2 is on the way), that may be the most important and wonderful part of my job.

My pieces are timeless keepsakes that I hope will become heirlooms and special mementos from your very special day. I'm sort of obsessed with the wedding planning process, it's just so much fun. So when a bride asks for my help in designing her flowers and decor, I'm like a kid on Christmas morning!

These are a few of my favorite things: Snuggles with my lil' bear, coffee (it takes a lot of coffee to make this dream work), rockin out in my car, my family, warm weather, flip flops, umbrella drinks, the beach, and a good book (along with time to read it)....oh and wedding planning, lots of wedding planning!

I’ve always been a bit of a planner and I love DIY crafting so planning and designing my own wedding seemed like a great idea (even though I would learn that I had no idea what I was doing). I did everything myself, down to every last floral detail, menus, place settings, you name it and I did it. After the wedding I had a lot of really pretty things, like centerpieces and extra flowers, that I didn’t know what to do with. I obviously didn’t need 20 of them. I had been introduced to Etsy a few years prior and had even purchased a few things for my wedding from some very talented Etsy shops. The logical thing to do with all of my wedding “leftovers” was to list them on Etsy, so I started a little shop in August 2011. That little shop became a hobby over the next few months (and why I had the name Curious Crafts originally, it was just supposed to be a little crafty hobby). Then BAM! just like that I was blessed again.

My little hobby was growing into more than just a hobby. I was about 5 months pregnant and my husband and I were starting to look at daycare because I had a full time (and very busy) career as a land developer/construction manager with a background in public policy. I thought “what if I can turn this into a full time business and work from home with our little man and keep him out of daycare?”. The thought sounded crazy but it was meant to be. My forever floral business became busy, like full time job busy. I worked on the shop until the day I went into labor with my beautiful son. I started back up when he was just a week old (during naps) because I knew this was meant to be for my family but I still had a lot of hard work to do. Small start-ups don’t usually make it through the first year. So I worked during naps and at night when everyone was sleeping, I typed emails and starting making business plans while I snuggled my little bundle. Then, when my son was 3 months old I officially quit my job in July of 2012, perhaps one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. I’ve never been self employed before and it was a HUGE!

Thank you so much for your support!

Much love,
~Sam

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  • Samantha Skinner

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a new mommy and new to working at home. I create everything in my shop with love, creativity, dedication, and I take a lot of pride in what I do. I love all things wedding and I love that I can be home with my little man!

  • My lil' bear

    Awesome Kid!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jul 26, 2016
Frequently asked questions

What information is needed?

What info do I need from you when requesting a custom order?- Please let me know the following when you contact me:

- Wedding date
- Flower collection or inspiration photos
- How many pieces (or the # in your party and I can assist with who needs what)
- Wedding theme (so I can assist with details)
- How far in advance of your wedding you would like your items (so I can check with my current schedule/turn around time)
- Wedding location
- Floral budget

Shipping information- Address

Please make sure that you provide an accurate shipping address when purchasing as I ship to the address exactly as provided during checkout. If an item is undeliverable and returned to me, you will be responsible for additional S&H fees to have the item shipped again. Refunds will not be issued if an item is returned to me because an undeliverable address was provided. Please note that tracking info is provided when your item ships and you are responsible for tracking your package once it leaves my hands.

Shipping info- Insurance/damage

While I do my absolute best to package your order to prevent damage, sometimes damage occurs once your package is outside of my care. All orders over $50 are insured. If you would like an item under $50 insured, please contact me prior to purchasing.

If your item is lost or damaged while in transit with the USPS, you will need to file an insurance claim. You can find additional information on how to file a claim here: https://www.usps.com/ship/file-insurance-claims.htm. I am not able to replace items lost or damaged in transit while in the care of a carrier. The USPS must declare an item lost before they will issue an insurance refund.

About the flowers/materials

1. Are sola flowers "real"?- Nope! They are made from balsa wood, so they're "fake" flowers. They're a beautiful alternative real flowers because they can be color customized and last "forever".

2. Will sola flowers last?- Yes, for a very very very long time if taken care of properly (handle with care, keep away from open flame and prolonged contact with liquids). Please see below for additional care information.

3. Do they come in white?- Not a true white. The flowers are naturally an ivory to cream color because of the material that they are made out of.

4. What colors do they come in?- Any color under the sun (other than pure/true white). I dye the flowers by hand.

Care instructions

Sola flowers are handmade from balsa wood. They are naturally ivory in color. Because they are made from wood peels, naturally wood coloring may be present in flowers. While they are made from wood they are quite soft. Since each flower is handmade no two flowers are exactly the same and natural variation will occur. That variation is what makes each item so unique and beautiful. These flowers will last a lifetime with the right care. Please keep away from open flame, do not allow prolonged contact with liquids, keep out of direct sunlight to prevent fading, and keep these delicate items looking beautiful with careful handling. If traveling with your flowers please place back into the same packaging that they were shipped in.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders require a 50% deposit to secure your reservation. Deposits become non-refundable after five (5) days unless otherwise noted. Changes can be made once an order has been placed, but additional charges may be incurred depending on the nature of the change.

I send approval pictures to you for your review prior to requesting the final payment. S&H is calculated once your order is complete. Final payment is due prior to your order shipping. Please see below for additional information on customization, changes and colors.

*Schedule is subject to change, in order to secure your order a deposit must be placed. Quotes are valid for 5 days*

Sizing details

You can find a bouquet size chart here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousFloral?ref=hdr_shop_menu#about

Listings including sizing details. All bouquet measurements are given in circumference.

Please read the size info of each listing carefully. I do not accept refunds because you decide an item is too small after purchasing. My smaller bouquets are not intended to be used as bridal bouquets (although they can be, they will just be SMALL). If you have a questions about size, please contact me prior to purchasing. I'm here to answer questions : )

Custom orders- additional info

*Custom orders are non-refundable. I strive for 100% customer satisfaction. When placing a custom order I will correspond with you during the creation of your order. I will also provide approval pictures of your items prior to shipping. I am happy to make minor** (see below for more info) changes before your item ships. If you receive pictures for buyer approval and have no changes your order will be shipped. If at the time of receipt you decide that you want items changed, you will be responsible for purchasing a new item.
Please note that colors can appear differently on different computer screens. If you would like specific colors please contact me about color matching (fees may apply) prior to placing an order (requires swatches)

Custom orders- Minor changes/Changes

** minor changes exclude changing flower colors or styles, or the addition or removal of filler. Please review your custom order summary prior to purchasing your custom listing. Any changes made after your listing has been purchased are subject to additional charges depending on the nature of the change. There is also the possibility that I'm not available to complete the additional work, so PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ORDER SUMMARY IS CORRECT.
If you have a specific look in mind, please send me photos. If you want a specific color, please mail color swatches. If you do not mail swatches your flowers will be dyed using the dyes I have on hand. Please see below for additional information on colors/dyes