A Garden Baby Shower!

Something we love just as much as a pretty wedding, is an epic shower!

We got to work on the most beautiful garden inspired baby shower this past weekend and we couldn’t wait to show you all!

Entry Arrangement | Garden Baby Shower | the white dahlia

Entry Arrangement | Garden Baby Shower | the white dahlia

The hostess, of course, wanted loads of pink throughout the arrangements since the new baby would be a girl. We also drew yellow and a dusty blue from the invitation that blended together just beautifully. And the wild garden greenery was the icing on the cake, so to speak; and speaking of cake, check out those seriously adorable cookies that were in the entry alongside our arrangement!

Dessert Cookies | Garden Baby Shower | the white dahlia

Dessert Cookies | Garden Baby Shower | the white dahlia

Dahlia, Lisianthus, Dusty Miller Arrangement | Garden Baby Shower | the white dahlia

We had so many rooms to fill in the Ocean Ranch home in Dana Point, California including the backyard where some amazing banquet tables were set up.

Table Arrangements | Garden Baby Shower | the white dahlia Table Arrangements | Garden Baby Shower | the white dahlia

Garden Baby Shower | the white dahlia

Table Arrangements | Garden Baby Shower | the white dahlia

Table Arrangements | Garden Baby Shower | the white dahlia

We decided to do a cluster of vases on most of the tables (an easy way to disguise those ugly umbrella poles) and a few larger vases and ceramic pots around the other rooms in the house, continuing with the wildflower vibe.

Table Arrangements | Garden Baby Shower | the white dahlia

Table Arrangements | Garden Baby Shower | the white dahlia

We love the mix of pink dahlias with yellow and pink lisianthus, dusty miller (for that dusty blue) and whimsical veronica and larkspur.

Garden Baby Shower | the white dahlia

What a truly lucky baby! What do you guys think of this garden inspired baby shower?!

Photos by: The White Dahlia
* Visit our website for info on event consultations or contact us to schedule your own!


Yay it’s May!

Happy May everyone! We are officially just 11 days from Mothers Day! (Don, don, donnnn)


Are you ready?! If not, don’t stress we at The White Dahlia have so many great options to celebrate Mom! Also, today, we are starting our Moms Day Presale – so you are in luck!

Call us and preorder a lovely arrangement for Mom and you’ll get 15% off for being an early bird (and trust us, it’s better to be an early bird!)

Know moms favorite flowers? Perfect! During our presale you can get first dibs on peonies, lilac, tulips or whatever else mom loves for an awesome discount!

Already got your eye on something online you want to snatch during this presale? Great! Use the code: FORMOM at checkout and you’ll get the same discount.

But you’ve got to hurry this presale ends May 5!

Shop our website here
Or call us at 949.682.8750

Easter Flower Guide

It’s that time! Time to share our go-to holiday florals. This time, Easter.

Easter Flower Guide | the white dahlia

1. Tulips: We love colorful tulips for Easter; think yellow, pink, and purple.
2. Lilac: Lilac isn’t in season long, so when it is we like to use it as much as possible! It has a beautiful purple hue and a sweet fragrance that is amazing.
3. Daffodils: You really can’t fully enjoy spring without garnishing the house with this iconic spring flower.
4. Sweet Peas: Like lilac, sweet peas have a short season so we love using them when we can. They too have an intoxicating smell and beautiful vibrant color. We also love their wildflower look.

For pricing or to order Easter bunches and arrangements be sure to visit our website or email us for a quote!

Our New Column! Flower of The Month…

Flower of The Month: Daffodil | the white dahlia

We’ve decided to add a new monthly column that we are so excited about! We’ll now share with you our favorite flowers for the month, each month.

Flower of The Month: Daffodil | the white dahlia

We’ll start this off with a springtime classic, Daffodils!

Daffodils grow from a bulb and come in various color varieties from white to yellow and even deep orange.

Flower of The Month: Daffodil | the white dahlia

 Cut daffodils will last longer in room temperature shallow water and be sure to cut the stems at an angle for better water absorption. Cut flower food will help prolong the life of daffodils (we recommend using 1/4-1/2 a pack with each water change). Also, cutting the stems with each water change will help prolong the life of your daffodils.

We are so excited to enjoy these gorgeous spring flowers while they’re in season!
What is your favorite flower for April?

Photos By: The White Dahlia

Upcoming Events: Village Art Faire

We are so excited to be back at the Village Art Faire in San Clemente! It will be held on Avenida Del Mar, an adorable main street in the heart of a little beach town, on April 6th (the first Sunday) from 9:00am-3:00pm and we’ll be there all day!

Tons of local artisans will be there selling their art pieces and handmade goods and we really can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning or afternoon!

Succulent Crate | the white dahlia

We will be back with a few of the same items from the last time (do you remember those Succulent Crates?). Plus, we have added some new and exciting merchandise like adorable Succulent Wine Cork Magnets (!!!) and some of our amazing home decor products that are sure to get your home and garden spring ready!

Garden Pots Assortment | the white dahlia

We’ll also have fresh flower arrangements available for purchase. What better way to enjoy spring than with flowers around the house?

We hope to see you there!

Pins We Love: Bud Vase Arrangements

Happy Spring! We are so excited about this time of year! Something we are going to try this spring is the up-cycling of glass bottles. We are seeing more and more of this lately (and really loving it!), mixing and matching them to make a cluster of vases into a beautiful arrangement of flowers!

betterhomesandgardens We love the simplicity of just using foliage. // via Better Homes and Gardens

Bud Vases Lining vases in a window = amazing! // via lilibaba

Poppies | the white dahlia

eatdrinkchicBeautiful use of different size and color glass bottles. // via Eat Drink Chic

alamodemontreal Love all  the color! // via A La Mode Montreal

What do you all think of this trend? Is it something you would try??

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

For some, Valentines Day is stressful; Which flowers should I  buy? Is it too soon for roses? They cost how much ?!!

We at, The White Dahlia would really like to make this holiday less scary and stressful so we can all focus on the true meaning of Valentines Day. Love. Love. and MORE Love! Now, if you don’t have a significant other that doesn’t mean you can’t partake in a little L-O-V-E either; give gifts to family, friends or even take a chance and show that other single cutie what you’ve got to offer (you never know!). Our website has some great options BIG and SMALL!

Red Roses | the white dahliaRed Roses are a classic; but don’t feel you HAVE to get these for your lady – especially if your relationship is new and you’re not sure about sending the wrong message. Get the roses for your wife and that girl you just can’t live without. Know her favorite flower? BONUS if you add it to the rose bouquet!

True Love Tulip & Rose | the white dahia
Simply Calla | the white dahlia You can also get a mixed arrangement like the first image above that has roses in it, but isn’t overpowered with them. Get her flowers that will last a while, like tulips or ranunculus and also be sure to add some fragrance. Or scale it down even more by getting just a small simple bunch of flowers or arrangement, like the one right above, for a new relationship or as an add-on to your additional gifts!

Silver Tin | the white dahlia

Candles make a great gift also! Try our Fragrance of The Month: Black Gardenia, for an intoxicating floral fragrance that anyone is sure to love.

Stoneware Frame | the white dahlia Do you have a favorite picture of you and your sweetheart? Pop it in one of our Stoneware Frames and you’ve got yourself an adorable, thoughtful and easy Valentines Day gift! (and for under $30)

We hope this guide helps make your Valentines Day a little less stressful, now go out there and show your honey some LOVE ❤

Fragrance of The Month: February 2014

February Fragrance of The Month | Black Gardenia | the white dahlia
Since the month of February is ALL about love, romance and (oh yeah) flowers we thought what better scent for our Fragrance of The Month then Black Gardenia?! This fragrance is part of our Reserve Collection by Aspen Bay Candles and is absolutely amazing!

February Fragrance of The Month | Black Gardenia | the white dahlia

The intoxicating floral fragrance of these hand-poured soy candles will last longer than any flowers bought on Valentines Day (if we do say so ourselves). An absolute must have.

Signature Jar | Black Gardenia | the white dahlia

Our Signature Jar burns for over 80 hours and is topped with a beautiful ornate lid.

Teardrop Votive |February Fragrance of The Month | Black Gardenia | the white dahlia

How gorgeous is the Mercury Teardrop Glass Votive?

Boxed Tumber | the white dahlia

Our Boxed Tumbler is the perfect small simple candle for any room. Burns for 40+ hours!

Silver Tin | Black Gardenia | the white dahlia

Our silver tin is the perfect size for traveling AND when the wax is gone reuse it as an adorable trinket holder.

February Fragrance of The Month | Black Gardenia | the white dahlia
February Fragrance of The Month | Black Gardenia | the white dahlia

Which is your favorite? We would love to know!

Photos By: The White Dahlia 

Flower Guide: Get Your Girl These for Valentines Day!

Valentines Day Flower Guide | the white dahlia

Every girl wishes for flowers on Valentines day and wouldn’t it be nice if you felt confident you were getting her just the right ones?! Well, Valentines Day is quickly approaching so we thought we would make life a little easier for the dudes who have no clue what to get their girl for the BIG day! Just trust us!

Valentines Day Flower Guide | the white dahlia

This guide is a few flowers that every girl will LOVE. They are the most asked for, talked about, requested and sold in the flower market! (Or so we’ve seen)!

Tuberose | the white dahlia Ranunculas | the white dahlia1. Hyacinth: These beautiful blooms are available in shades of pink, purple and white. Hyacinth give off a lovely fragrance and are pretty much a staple for spring! Usually sold by the stem and can range from $2.5-5 per stem.
2. Tuberose: These flowers are full of enough fragrance to scent an entire room! Their linear stalks bloom small white blossoms. Typically sold by the stem ranging from $1-3.
3. Anemones: Anemones come in a range of colors and are beautifully vibrant with a popping black center. Typically sold as a bunch of 10 ranging from $12-15.
4. Peonies (not pictured): These beautiful blooms are available in shades of pink to burgundy, red and white. Usually sold by the stem and can be pretty pricey ranging from $5-10 per stem.
5. Ranunculus: We personally love ranunculus! They are available in an array of colors. These flowers start small but blossom into big beautiful, almost paper like, flowers. Typically sold in a bunch ranging from $12-15.
6. Roses: Yes, the standard. A classic. Roses are available in an array of colors and are most commonly sold by the dozen which can range from $15-30 (during the holiday don’t be surprised if you’re dishing out closer to $40-60 per dozen). Try a garden rose which will have a beautiful fragrance; garden roses are typically sold by the stem ranging from $5-10 per stem.
7. Dahlia: Of course we’re a fan, but our customers love big beautiful dahlias too. They are available in an array of colors depending on the season and usually range from $3-10 per stem.
8. Tulips: Tulips are another spring standard. They are available in almost any color and also range in breed (i.e. parrot tulips, dutch tulips, french tulips). Typically tulips are sold as a bunch ranging from $12-15.

Dahlia | the white dahlia Tulips | the white dahlia Our website is offering some amazing options too, if your still stumped, you can choose from our pre designed arrangements she’s sure to love! Our website has a range of  bunches, fresh wraps and arrangements this Valentines Day, be sure to check them out here.

Valentines Day Flower Guide | the white dahlia

Photos by: The White Dahlia

A New Year

happy new year | the white dahlia

WOW! We are so humbled and grateful for the way our small online floral boutique, The White Dahlia,  has grown in the past year and we are so excited for this upcoming year. We are SO eager to continue our growth as a full service florist specializing in weddings and events, a home decor line that is practical and sustainable and to continue providing our online and local customers with premium soy based candle lines.

A special thank you to our customers, followers and subscribers that make all the hard work COMPLETELY worth it!

– The White Dahlia

Some New Years pins we LOVE:

tassel decor | the white dahlia gold and silver tassels

new year table| the white dahlia such a cute table setting idea

bubbly bar | the white dahlia hello bubbly bar! LOVE this idea

party hat | the white dahlia a party hat is a MUST!

pop fizz clink | the white dahlia CHEERS!

* all photos obtained on pinterest.

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