WE'RE BACK!

HEY EVERYONE!!!!!! 

long time-no post, I know...sorry!

Natasha, here....new owner and designer of L.B.B....

PHEEEWWWWWW....its been a long few weeks here at the studio...THE NEW STUDIO!!!! theres been painting, and re-stocking, and new refrigerators..OH MY!...if you havn't heard...our new location is 2034 India st. /across from Mona Lisa.....and its AWESOMMMMME! you have to come check it out! We will be offering the same walk in service we always have, fresh pre-arranged bouquets for a quick-grab, perfect little  bunch "o" tulips and other blooms ready to grace your dining tables with.  Starting this Monday, the 28th, we will be back up and running with our online orders!!! All the designs you know and love are ready to be sent to loved ones at a click of a button! I have missed you guys!! and Im so excited to get to create pretties for you again!  Cant wait to share the new space with you and catch up with old friends!

 

goodbye Claudia / hello Natasha

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Yes, it's truuuuuue! Good bye San Diego from Pierre and I! Here's the gossip, I'm moving to Boston at the end of the month to join my husband Jon Paul who is currently attending Harvard! I've known about this move for a while (before we moved into the studio actually!) and I have been mentally and emotionally prepping for it. Now that the time is here, I am so ready! Follow along this awkward but exciting transition with my new Instagram @claudia_lapena if you'd like! So, what's going on with La Belle Bloom you ask? 

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In comes Natasha! This gal will be taking over La Belle Bloom! And it could not be in better hands. Many of you have already met and love her too. She has been working with me for 3 years and knows the ins and outs of this business, including the attention we pay to customer service, design, floral selection, EVERYTHING! And she comes with added amo too! She's been doing the calligraphy and signage for some of our brides. I have no doubt she will take this baby of mine and grow it with fresh vision and love. 

Now what about our location? The studio itself will be closing to focus on weddings, events, and finding the perfect store front! Natasha is on the hunt in the Little Italy / Downtown area for the perfect space to grow some roots. We apologize to our wonderful customers who like to buy and send bouquets weekly, as that part of our service will be temporarily down, but promise it will be brought back in the very near future along with a new store. Please stay tuned and stay patient, it will be worth it! 

Thank you again, so so much for your love, support, and encouragement! La Belle Bloom would not be possible without you, and we are grateful beyond measure! 

xo, Claudia + Natasha

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Here's a big ol' photo dump of random bouquets and pieces over the last few weeks! Time flies... Got a big big announcement coming your way!! Stay tuned...  

 

xo, the flower girl

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Hi there!  

Hope you all had a great Fourth of July weekend! Jon Paul and I drove out to San Francisco and stayed with his sister. It was great! It was my first time, and I honestly I assumed I wouldn't like it because for some reason, not sure where the thought came from, I just thought it would be dirty haha. There were some "dirty" parts, but what can you expect from a city?? SD does too! Anyways, the verdict? I LOVED it!! It's so charming and so many neighborhoods that have their own vibe and right outside of the city there are more great neighborhoods and the fog! Okay, I'm rambling and not really making sense... Please just go if you haven't been!  

Above are some snippets of the happenings at the studio! I've been really bad lately about posting on Insta and Facebook and just taking pictures, period. But I have to be much better! And I will! 

xo, the flower girl

Our Wedding Day

Hi there!

I have been MIA for quite some time now, about a month actually! AH! Here's what the happenings have been - planning our wedding in three weeks, actually getting married, a mini honeymoon, and jumping right back into work with an average of 2-3 weddings and events per week, so it has been cray cray to say the least… This week however has been so mellow and slow and I love it! It was much needed :)

Anywho, we just received our wedding pictures and I wanted to share them with you guys!

The large flower arrangement behind us are fake flowers and belong to the church. I didn't do anything for the church decor as the ceremony was only 30 min long. Here is our "you may kiss the bride moment!"

AS part of our ceremony we planted a peace lily together! I bought a plain terra cotta pot and wrote different scripture on it that I thought was appropriate to our marriage. Glad to report, it's still going strong!

As you may know, my dad was deported out of the country a couple of years ago, so I was very very sad that he would not be able to attend our wedding, but what we did do was FaceTime the whole day! My dad was so cute, he actually wore a suit and bought champagne to toast us all the way from Mexico City with the rest of my family there. So here we are, talking to him right after the ceremony.

After the ceremony, we went to take pictures with our immediate families and of us of course! He's so handsome!! *heart eyes emoji*

The parents. Missing my dad of course!

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Each of us with our mommas <3

Reception time… We had our dinner reception at Alexander's on 30th. Have you tried this restaurant? It's so cute and delicious! Our amazing and delicious cake is form 350 Bakes. As our guest sign in, I just had people take a polaroid selfie and say something nice! I love what we got back. 

We got candles from Often Wander as our gift favors! Everyone loved them. We sell her candles at the studio too!

My three best friends in one frame, I love this! And them!

Natasha got the speeches rolling… She was so proud that she was the first one to go, and to this day she will not shut up about it! haha Now I HAVE to give the first speech at her wedding. She's not even dating and I'm already nervous!

Both our best friends went up together (because Laura was too scared to go alone) and made a speech. It was very cute. 

Jon Paul pulled an erotic poem from the bible (here) and read it to me in front of our friends and family, definitely the highlight of my night. Ha! 

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Annndddddd since Jon Paul and I didn't want to smear cake on each other's faces, my brother proved to be the perfect substitute ;) How cute is he?

Those are the little snippets from our wedding day! It was seriously such a great day. We kept it simple and light, and as stress free as possible. Even if you are the kind of bride who stresses about details and tries managing every aspect of the day, honestly, the day of your wedding, you'll be enjoying yourself so much, being in the moment with your new husband, family and friends, that the texture of the linens being too rough, the fact that wedding ceremony was pushed back an hour because the officiant was late (that actually did happen to us!), the roses were one shade of blush off, etc etc etc - will so not matter!! So I urge you brides-to-be to let go a little and not burden yourself with the stress of small details that will go unnoticed by everyone and even yourself the day of your wedding! From one bride to another ;)

xo, the flower girl