I found these folks on yelp and decided to use them for the first time today. Their arrangements online looked so different and unique which really compelled me to place a order with them. I was a little worried at first because you never know what you’ll get. They just emailed me a photo of the arrangement they delivered and the flowers were beautiful! I was so impressed by this simple considerate email that I will be using them again.
My second order was just as awesome (if not a little better) as the first! Lea is amazing at what she does. The arrangement was very creative, beautiful, and great for the price! My girlfriend has been so excited with these flowers! Can’t wait to use them again! Lea, thank you!
I knew when I met with Lea the first time that I was in great hands. She did not disappoint! I gave her color scheme, and the kinds of flowers I liked, plus one that I HAD to have incorporated and she did the rest.She delivered to my venue on time (early, actually) and I didn’t see my flowers until 10 minutes before I walked down the aisle. I told her to use her artistic and creative abilities and she did! I loved them, they lasted, and I got SO many compliments on them.Thanks Lea!!!!!
Lea is a magician posted 2014-07-03Seriously, she blew our minds! She was so accommodating and sweet and really went out of her way the entire year to let us know what she was thinking and worked side by side to help complete our vision for our big day. Her talent is tremendous. I was so pleased with the outcome! We received so many compliments and she truly understands her art. Her taste and style is impeccable and she does an awesome job making each arrangement really unique. Lea does a great job with budget. If you have a vision but it’s a little out of reach budget wise she is really creative with alternatives and finding a solution that you can be really happy about. It was a relief not to have to worry about a thing with her. She definitely went above and beyond. I can’t say enough good things!...
So thankful for Blackbird Floral. I found them on Yelp as a L.A. customer hoping to make a delivery to Phlugerville. It didn’t seem likely to happen, but I got a call back just a minute later and I spoke to Lea. She couldn’t have been sweeter and more accommodating. She was able to make the delivery, understood perfectly what I wanted and even sent me a photo of the arrangement. It was beautiful! What’s more, the person who it was meant for loved it. I highly recommend them. As someone who knows people in the floral business here in L.A., it’s wonderful to be able to trust the artistry of someone in another state. With such great customer service, it was easy.
Stunning vintage arrangements —posted 3/17/2014Working with Lea to put together the floral arrangements for my wedding day at the Driskill was an absolute joy. She was easy to work with, listened to what I wanted and had great suggestions for achieving the look while staying within budget. She was very clear in her proposals and budget, so I felt like we knew what to expect on the big day. And when the big day came - WOW!! We expected greatness, and our expectations were exceeded. It was absolutely perfect, and the altar pieces were unbelievable! So huge and beautiful!! I stole my bouquet back from the girl that caught it cause I didn’t want to let it go! Thank you, Blackbird Floral, for making my special day so memorable and lovely!
Creative, Artistic, AMAZING!!! posted 12/20/2013My wedding theme was Woodland Animal/Victorian Naturalist. I did not want traditional-looking bouquets or commonly used flowers. I met with Lea, and explained what I was looking for. She really listened to my ideas, which included adding some fake insects to the bouquets and making them resemble, “the forest floor.” Instead of balking at my requests or trying to steer me toward more traditional-type flowers, she jumped right in with amazing suggestions and really collaborated with me to come up with bouquets and corsages that fit my vision perfectly.Between that initial meeting and the wedding, she was quick to respond to emails and questions.On the day of the wedding, I was blown away by the bouquets and corsages she had created. Each piece was so detailed and beautiful! My bridesmaids loved the bouquets as well and we got compliments on them all night long. They looked like pieces of art. I am so happy with Lea’s work - and to top it all off, she was very affordable!!!!I cannot recommend Lea highly enough. She was professional, friendly, and her work shows she is a true artist.
Center pieces for Luncheon posted 12/31/2013 (updated 1/1/2014)Lea did a wonderful job bringing to life the vision for an elegant luncheon. The arrangements were natural, full and the guests continually commented on them!
I truly appreciate Lea’s superior customer service and dedication to me as a client. I do not have a knack for flowers, so a floral expert was critical in planning my wedding. I told her what my overall vision and theme was for the wedding, sent her a few of my inspiring photos, tossed around some ideas with her and she took it from there. She has a very good grasp on how different flowers will work in a variety of arrangement and provided very tasteful and honest suggestions. I felt very comfortable with my wedding decor being in her hands and she turned around very beautiful arrangements true to my initial vision.Lea was very easy to contact, worked with me and made suggestions to stay within my budget, and even turned around a beautiful bouquet in short notice for my bridal portraits. I live in Dallas, so working with out-of-town vendors closer to my venue was a daunting task, but Lea made it easy. I would recommend Blackbird Floral to any bride who wants high quality work and dependable vendors.
My Dad lives out of the state and wanted to send me flowers for Valentine’s Day. He was on a business trip and a little late in scheduling a delivery, and said that Blackbird Floral was the only place who could guarantee a Valentine’s day delivery (he also mentioned that they were very nice and helpful on the phone). I received them this afternoon and the arrangement is BEAUTIFUL! Full, colorful, and a great square vase base. I know Blackbird does a lot of weddings, but consider them for simple arrangements and bouquets as well.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience with Lea at Blackbird. On of my work colleagues is getting married this weekend and on a whim I wanted to send her some flowers. Now being from Portland Oregon I have an artisanal/hipster streak... So I’m picky! Their assortment arrangement was one of the most beautiful arrangements I have ever seen. Totally worth every penny! Lea even sent me a picture since I am not local! What a fantastic experience! I would recommend them to everyone!
Lea is wonderful to work with and created absolutely exquisite arrangements for my wedding! I had a very short engagement and a small budget for flowers and she was completely accommodating - during the consultation she showed me pictures and gave me an idea of the type of flowers she would be able to use on my budget without at all compromising beauty/quality. She is totally an expert and was able to create exactly the look I wanted even with my very limited knowledge of flower types, terms, etc. The flowers were natural, gorgeous and unique. I received so many compliments on them not being the ‘traditional boring wedding flowers’ but truly artistic creations. My aunt who often hosts high society parties emailed me after the wedding just to tell me how beautiful and unique she thought the floral arrangements were! Lea also did the floral arrangements for our rehearsal dinner and my in-laws were very pleased with her designs for that as well. She really gave me much more beautiful arrangements and better service than floral companies that were quoting me thousands of dollars more for their work. I am so happy that I found Lea/Blackbird Floral. The flowers set the perfect mood for our ceremony/reception and she was so easy to work with (even for an out of state bride like me!) I will be recommending her to all of my friends who get married in Austin!
Lea from Blackbird Floral was absolutely fantastic throughout the entire wedding process. She was so easy to talk to, and I felt like she really took my vision and ran with it. After the first meeting with Lea, I thought I wouldn’t be able to budget in all of the different flower aspects I was wanting. I expressed this to Lea, and she worked with me to find the perfect fit that worked for my budget. I had met with 3 other florists, and Blackbird definitely had the fairest prices. Lea did all of my bouquets as well as my centerpieces for the reception, and when I saw all of them the day of the wedding, I was completely blown away. Lea went above and beyond, and the flowers turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Every piece was so unique and beautiful. I was so happy to have found her, and I would definitely recommend Blackbird Floral to any future brides.
Lea was wonderful to work with and I would recommend her to everyone (and I already have!). I work in advertising myself so customer service and value are of HUGE importance to me. Lea was not only a great affordable option in Austin, she was so easy to work with throughout the whole planning process. I first met with Lea at Mozart’s coffee shop and we walked through my colors and wedding “theme”. I didn’t have my heart set on any specific flowers, I was more concerned about colors matching my mixed (Hindu and Catholic) wedding and staying within budget. She took her time explaining all sorts of flowers and budget friendly options. About 2 months later, I had a bit of a personal emergency and had to cut my budget. Lea was so wonderful about the situation and did not make me feel at all guilty about having to take out some “extras”. In fact, she assured me it would all still beautiful. When all was said and done, I was able to add some back in at the last minute but I couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful day! Even without me having specific requirements or preferences for flowers, she took exactly what I had in my head and made it a reality. Her flowers were beautiful, she was incredibly professional but so warm and friendly. I plan to use her for any future event I have, wedding or not!
MUST USE!!! posted 10/2/2013Lea was outstanding; she brought to life my absolute dream bouquet, and delivered everything to the chapel! The bridesmaids bouquets were beautiful and simple, the boutonnieres were masculine and earthy, the corsages were elegant and lovely, but most of all my bouquet was gorgeous!I gave Lea full artistic control, and I recommend doing the same. She is VERY knowledgeable about flower size, color, smell, and seasonal availability. She even integrated spiritual pendants into my husband’s and best man’s boutonnieres. The price was reasonable, and her communication was fantastic. My flowers are one of the best memories of the wedding, and they will continue to be as they even dried beautifully.
Blackbird Floral Review posted 8/14/2013Lea from Blackbird Floral was absolutely fantastic throughout the entire wedding process. She was so easy to talk to, and I felt like she really took my vision and ran with it. After the first meeting with Lea, I thought I wouldn’t be able to budget in all of the different flower aspects I was wanting. I expressed this to Lea, and she worked with me to find the perfect fit that worked for my budget. Lea did all of my bouquets as well as my centerpieces for the reception, and when I saw all of them the day of the wedding, I was completely blown away. Lea went above and beyond, and the flowers turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I was so happy to have found her, and I would definitely recommend Blackbird Floral to any future brides.
Beautiful Flowers and Great Value! posted 8/12/2013Lea is wonderful to work with and created absolutely exquisite arrangements for my wedding! I had a very short engagement and a small budget for flowers and she was completely accommodating - during the consultation she showed me pictures and gave me an idea of the type of flowers she would be able to use on my budget without at all compromising beauty/quality. She is totally an expert and was able to create exactly the look I wanted even with my very limited knowledge of flower types, terms, etc. The flowers were natural, gorgeous and unique. I received so many compliments on them not being the ‘traditional boring wedding flowers’ but truly artistic creations. My aunt who often hosts high society parties emailed me after the wedding just to tell me how beautiful and unique she thought the floral arrangements were! Lea also did the floral arrangements for our rehearsal dinner and my in-laws were very pleased with her designs for that as well. She really gave me much more beautiful arrangements and better service than floral companies that were quoting me thousands of dollars more for their work. I am so happy that I found Lea/Blackbird Floral. The flowers set the perfect mood for our ceremony/reception and she was so easy to work with (even for an out of state bride like me!) I will be recommending her to all of my friends who get married in Austin!
Best Florist in Austin posted 11/9/2012I worked with Lea of Blackbird Floral for my wedding. Living in the Dallas area and planning an Austin area wedding, Lea and I did most of our communication through email. I sent her pictures and ideas of what kind of look/colors I wanted for the bouquets and centerpieces but wasn’t very picky as to what type of flowers to use. Lea and I did get to meet in person once before the wedding and she was so nice and helpful. She came very prepared with little booklets of just about every type of flower you can imagine and all were organized by color. It made picking out flowers very easy and I left the meeting feeling very confident that Lea understood what I was envisioning. The day of the wedding came and was blown away when she came in with the bouquets! They were more beautiful than I could have imagined and the centerpieces and arrangements were just as gorgeous! Everyone was complimenting on how beautiful the flowers were and how great of a job she did. Lea is extremely talented and I am beyond thrilled with the way the flowers turned out. I would very highly recommend Blackbird Floral for any event!!
When my husband and I began planning our wedding (3/23/13), we had no idea what we were doing. We started planning very late in the game, and only had three months to put the whole, gigantic wedding together. We stumbled upon Lea’s website searching for Austin florists and immediately fell in love with her unique designs.Our planner had us meet with some of the most established florists in the city, but we insisted that we get a bid from the rather new Blackbird as well- I’m so glad we weren’t persuaded otherwise! The other florists we spoke with showed us a lot of pictures from magazines and their previous work, asked us a lot of questions we had no idea how to answer (what flowers do you like most- uhhhh... pretty ones?), and assured us that we would like what they did. They also gave us bids that were much higher than the budget we had given, with no way to reduce the price without compromising the design.Lea, on the contrary, had a very specific point of view based on what she had been told about our colors/theme/season. It was completely different from anything we had seen so far. Lea is a more traditional designer in that she is all about the floral arrangements- any other decorative scheme is secondary to the pure beauty of the flowers. She had a wonderful box of reference cards so that we, total flower amateurs, would understand exactly what she was talking about when she mentioned a long list of flower names, and how likely they were to be in season for our wedding.Needless to say- we hired Blackbird Floral!Everything that Lea designed for us- floral arrangements, votive candles, a gorgeous Art Nouveau runner for the aisle- was exactly what we had hoped for. She stayed in touch with us throughout the process, and the outcome was amazing.Here are some of the major Pros:-Exquisite floral arrangements and other decorative pieces without the hassle of having to design anything myself.-Total confidence in Lea’s ability to deliver something that would make me and my husband happy beyond our wildest dreams.-Great customer service, even with a *very* difficult group of wedding planners and parents.-Stuck to our budget exactly as given, and made perfect suggestions on how we could add or subtract to our package without drastically changing anything in the original plan.-No hassle or hiccups on the day of- everything went off without a hitch.Cons:Absolutely none- there is not a single thing Lea could have done better.Thank you so much to Lea for making our wedding dreams come true!