Flora & Fauna

About

Meet Michele

Michele Lowings has always loved flowers. Her fondness for flora blossomed when she pursued Environmental Horticulture Science at Cal Poly State University. While studying plant science, she began to experiment with floristry styles and expand her floral glossary.

 

Fast forward 25 years down the road and up the coast to Half Moon Bay, CA where you can find Michele arranging bouquets out of her beautiful home studio. She has the privilege of sourcing her flowers directly from local growers; you can also spot her at the San Francisco Flower Market a few times a week.

Michele’s floral designs play with color, texture, and theme to bring her client’s vision to life. Not one to shy away from the weird or the wild; she loves to feature branches, feathers, moss, and a range of dried fruits, flowers, and foliage to create breathtaking floral decor. Michele specializes in wedding florals, yet enjoys supplying flowers for all occasions and settings.

She’s grateful for a career that continues to bring her joy, and that she can share her lifelong love of flowers with others. Inquire below to say hello and let us know how Flora & Fauna can help celebrate your special event!

Photography
Shanti Duprez

Testimonials

 It brings me great joy to provide flowers for special celebrations.

I get to work with some awesome people. Here are their kind words.

“Such a wonderful experience”

Michele interpreted what I wanted accurately, with a quick turn around on a Pinterest board for the vision. Flower types were clearly communicated, and we did all this during COVID without even meeting once! My gorgeous bouquet was everything I wanted, and our flower girl pup stole the show with her floral collar. I can't say enough good things! — Andrea A.

“More beautiful than I expected”

I LOVED my flowers and decorations at my wedding! Michele was so helpful and patient during all my indecisive bridezilla moments!

My flowers were more beautiful than I ever expected and she did it all within my budget :) So many guests were complimenting me on my bouquets and centerpieces throughout the wedding. I loved the simplicity and elegance of my backdrop for the ceremony as well. She did a wonderful job and I really hope that more people will get to experience her talent and exquisite taste for floral arrangements. —Minnie H.

“Everything I was hoping for”

I am absolutely obsessing over my wedding florals done by Michele @ flora&fauna. Just threw text and Pinterest pictures I had, Michele created exactly everything I was hoping for a more for my special day. I couldn't be happier. Drying my bouquet to keep, after a week they still look so good. I definitely recommend her!!
—Amanda M.

“Absolutely stunning”

Michele put together a very detailed and thoughtful proposal for my wedding flowers and even revised the proposal to help me stay within budget. On the day of the wedding, the flowers and all the arrangements were absolutely stunning. Michele decorated the ceremony archway with beautiful greenery and small flowers that perfectly matched the bouquets and boutonnieres. All the flowers were absolutely beautiful, and I cannot thank Michele enough for being part of my wedding.
—Julia S.

“Made ALL my flower dreams come true”

Michele of Flora & Fauna is an absolute rockstar. Seriously, people are still talking about her amazing creations for our wedding in the woods! Michele is a dream to work with, with little guidance she made my boho vision come alive in the best way. I am still gushing over her arch and all of our bouquets. I am so sad that I just can't keep them alive forever!! Booking Michele for your wedding will be the best decision you ever make, for real! She puts so much thought and detail into even the tiniest arrangements. I am overflowing with gratitude for her sweet self and out of this world talent.
—Jaclynn G.

“Stunning works of art”

We were so fortunate to work with Michele on our recent wedding and highly recommend her services. She took our vague ideas for centerpieces, and the arch at Mavericks Event Center, and turned them into stunning works of art that wowed all of our guests. She also found the perfect flower for my "up-do" and made sure that my hairstylist had it in hand at the right moment. We loved that she used the flowers of the coast for our event, and her Pinterest board was incredibly helpful (and educational) for us. It was just such a pleasure working with her, and it was a bonus that she already had strong relationships with our photographer and the event coordinator!
—Joi W.

“Incredibly easy to work with”

We walked through the venue half a year before the wedding date and Michele offered to create a huge custom wreath to be installed on the ceremony platform that worked out beautifully. Normally I consider myself to have very high standards and hard to please, but on the wedding day, I was stunned by the delicately, sensitively arranged floral compositions. They brought the venue alive. Even now a month after the wedding, our friends still rave that the floral arrangements are some of the best they've ever seen at the wedding. If you want to work with an amazing floral designer I'd definitely recommend Michele!
—Sara L.

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