About Design With Flowers

carol-ralles-photoCarol Ralles opened Design with Flowers 20 years ago. She has a strong background in Asian and European floral design and years of experience working in the floral industry prior to bringing her vision of personalized custom floral arrangements to life in the form of Design with Flowers.

Carol is dedicated to constantly learning and staying up to date with the latest trends and designs while allowing the beauty of nature to evoke her own design ideas. She also finds inspiration in regular trips to the San Francisco Flower Market. Carol makes it a point to expose herself to a wide variety of flowers, greens, vases, and color combinations so that she is aware of the best options available for her clients and can make educated suggestions based on the current trends. For example, this year Carol has noticed a trend towards a looser floral look aiming for less structure and a greater emphasis on texture through the use of fruits and vegetables.

Carol takes great pride in catering to only one valued bride per weekend. The transformation of her client into a beautiful bride and each venue into an enchanting reflection of that bride through her floral arrangements is extremely rewarding for Carol. She loves to be a part of each moment and to share in the joyful day.

In addition to providing stunning arrangements for events and weddings, Carol also arranges flowers in several personal homes during the week.


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“The flower arrangements were stunning – pretty, out of the ordinary and creative.
They fit the occasion and matched the tablecloths beautifully.
The groom was surprised & pleased—noting that no one had ever done orange for him before.
You were able to combine your creativity with my vision and I appreciate that as well as your reliability and skill.”
– Rene & Paul

“I had a lot of fun collaborating with you on ideas. Thanks for being so great to work with.”
– Lisa & Jason

“You are extremely talented and your dedication and love of the art of flower design was truly evident. We received so many compliments and the pictures just look gorgeous.”
– Jeanne & Dave

“You really did a lovely job of making our complicated vision come to life. It was a pleasure working with you!”
– Trisha & Thomas