Denise Irwin is a boutique floral and event design studio that creates one of a kind florals and curated events for weddings, social gatherings, interior design, and gardenscapes. Whether it's one night or an environment to last years, we have a passion for creating extraordinary and memorable experiences.




With a discerning eye for color and design, and exceptional attention to detail, we create for each client by working with local growers to find the best seasonal and unique varieties.




From lighting and linens, to cultivating a color palette and hand painted signage, we create a styled and cohesive look for every detail of our events. For over twenty years, we have developed long lasting relationships with our clients, many vendors, and our designers and artisan partners.


We offer complete event coordination including venue selection, vendor management, and day-of-event coordination.




Drawing on our many years of horticultural and design expertise, as well as our obsession with all growing things, we create living arrangements, intimate gardens and outdoor living spaces.

DENISE - Principal



As a child growing up in Southern California, Denise scoured flea markets and yard sales to collect vintage glass bottles that she and her grandfather would turn into terrariums using plantings from the family garden. Today, she is still making things grow and appreciating the small and magical details of the outdoors.


While studying German literature in college, she stumbled upon environmental design courses that opened her eyes and changed her world. She moved to Europe and fell in love with its classic gardens, its architecture, its art and fashion—and she found inspiration in all of it.


There's nothing formulaic about what Denise does: Funky, traditional, rustic, or refined— whatever is found in nature, whatever has been forgotten at flea markets, whatever her clients can possibly imagine and desire—Denise takes the unexpected and makes it beautiful.



ERIN - Designer / Creative



Erin Kelly draws from her fine arts education and passion for beautiful living to create masterfully designed weddings, social events and interiors. She finds inspiration in the classics yet enjoys adding a modern edge and a touch of whimsy—pulling together looks that are artful and unexpected.


With over 10 years of experience in corporate and private client relationship development, Erin is a master at understanding what clients want before they even know they want it. Erin has a hand in everything we do at Denise Irwin Floral & Event Design, from photography and web design to calligraphy and hand-gathered bouquets.


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