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Cottage Garden Florals by Abigail Decorte

Cottage Garden Florals by Abigail Decorte Creating joy through flowers for all of life's beautiful moments!

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Color palette of coral, pink, nude, white, rust, and plum — 🫶🏻 or 👎🏻??......#floraldesigner #centerpieces #centerpiece #...
05/29/2022

Color palette of coral, pink, nude, white, rust, and plum — 🫶🏻 or 👎🏻??
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Cottage Garden Florals is for those who are homesick for the humming, sweet-scented countryside; the one with thick grov...
05/28/2022

Cottage Garden Florals is for those who are homesick for the humming, sweet-scented countryside; the one with thick groves of shade trees peppering the horizon and all the narrow trails wind through the swaying, flowering grasses to a little stone cottage with clay pots overflowing with flowers by the old front door. It’s reminiscent of a simpler time when you feel the most at-peace in life with arms chock full of the cheery, fluttery findings you picked on your meadow walk with a bee or two trailing closely behind.

The difference that intentional floral design makes to a space, an outfit, a mood, a feeling, a memory — we recognize it and use it to take us to the cottage garden of our dreams. ✨
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In the words of Lionel Richie after every American Idol performance, “Let me tell ya something —“ : flowers are therapeu...
05/22/2022

In the words of Lionel Richie after every American Idol performance, “Let me tell ya something —“ : flowers are therapeutic. In and of themselves, their very existence, I’m reminded of how much He loves us. And I have peace.

Seeing each one of these little cosmos bloom every day is a mile marker for me: His mercies are new every morning.

I sent this text to one of my favorite people in the world a few days ago, and I think we can all use a reminder sometimes that our very existence is His great joy.

You’re loved, flower friends. 🤍
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Getting sick these days feels taboo, but in all reality, regular ol’ viruses are still going around! I’ll be in bed rest...
05/19/2022

Getting sick these days feels taboo, but in all reality, regular ol’ viruses are still going around! I’ll be in bed resting the next few days trying to get over this gross cold (atm, testing negative!), so if you’re waiting on a response from me, I’ll get back to you asap — hopefully by the beginning of the week. Thanks for your patience!

In the meantime, stop and smell some roses for me! 😌😘💖

Ask me anything, Post-Style! Ask your questions in the comments and I’ll give you allll the answers!! 💖 ......#cottagega...
05/13/2022

Ask me anything, Post-Style! Ask your questions in the comments and I’ll give you allll the answers!! 💖
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Loved the idea of doing two truths and a lie like @heidiheartsflowers did today, so let’s do it too! 🌸 I would like to g...
05/10/2022

Loved the idea of doing two truths and a lie like @heidiheartsflowers did today, so let’s do it too!

🌸 I would like to get a tattoo of a stem of foxglove.
🌸 I was a complete choir nerd in high school and college.
🌸 Cheese is my favorite food group.

What do you think?! Can you spot the lie??
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I haven’t gotten to spend Mother’s Day with my babies in three years, but they honestly make every day Mother’s Day. Alw...
05/09/2022

I haven’t gotten to spend Mother’s Day with my babies in three years, but they honestly make every day Mother’s Day. Always quick to bring me a dandelion when they find one, the first to give me a hug if I’m sad, they extend grace upon grace to me every day as we all wrestle with grief and loss and change and transition, won’t go to bed without one more hug and bisous, and their nighttime prayers always include a sweet “thank you for mama.” They deserve more than I could ever give them and have taught me more about the love of Jesus than I could have ever imagined. I love their sweet little (big) souls and have missed them today! The last time I saw them on Friday morning before heading to the best in-laws’ ever, they made sourdough toast (with softened butter! 🥹) and coffee in bed with the sweetest little cards ever, and it was the perfect way to start this marathon of a weekend. Now all I want to do is snuggle them like crazy, kind of like these photos from our RV trip to Washington last year. Except maybe not as sandy… 🙃🤪

Jack and Lavender — you make Mother’s Day (every day) sweet and good and hard and lovely, and I love you the most. 💖

I will die on the hill of deeming Queen Anne’s Lace the “Suspended Snowflake of the Pacific Northwest.” You can’t tell m...
05/01/2022

I will die on the hill of deeming Queen Anne’s Lace the “Suspended Snowflake of the Pacific Northwest.” You can’t tell me it’s not the truth!

The prettiest weed on the side of a forgotten road I’ve seen this side of the Atlantic. 🌿
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A little dose of ranunculus happy for your Tuesday. 💖🌸 Flowers grown by the central valley’s own @the_floralbabe 🥹
04/26/2022

A little dose of ranunculus happy for your Tuesday. 💖🌸

Flowers grown by the central valley’s own @the_floralbabe 🥹

The dream. Chamomile, Sweet Nathalies, @gracerosefarm Garden Roses, Queen Anne’s Lace, Cosmos + the best vendor team eve...
04/22/2022

The dream. Chamomile, Sweet Nathalies, @gracerosefarm Garden Roses, Queen Anne’s Lace, Cosmos + the best vendor team ever — the absolute dream. 🥲✨
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Planning/design // @rosedphoto
Photography // @rosedphoto
Florals // @cottagegardenflorals
Suit // @friartux
Gowns // @herecomesthebridesd
Gown Designers // @justinalexander @pronovias
Stationary // @cloverandlamb
Cake // @elizabetholiverbaking
Makeup // @rachelxoxoe
Dinnerware // @abbeypartyrents
Tabletop décor // @pacificdreamevents
Furniture: @farmandfieldevents
Bride // @troopee
Groom // @fly_like_luke
Venue // @thecondorsnest
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Depth. Something I think every piece needs. Not only in textures and layers, but in color too. I was originally inspired...
04/21/2022

Depth. Something I think every piece needs. Not only in textures and layers, but in color too.

I was originally inspired by the foxglove (which you would definitely know if you read my foxglove post from a few days ago 🥲), but then I saw the dark, dark almost-black scabiosa at the market and it took my vision to a whole new level. Just a pop of a dark color in a piece can add an incredible amount of depth - whether that’s rust in a peaches-and-cream palette, or plum in a pastel lavender-honey palette, dark brown in a neutrals palette, or in this case, deep oxblood in a mauvey-dusty pink color palette. A pocket of shadow in any color palette can add a sense of sophistication and depth, which gives the romantic colors and flowers like these reflexed brownie tulips a chance to truly shine and draw the eye in. Keep the shadowy pocket tight and intentional (avoid peppering) and see how it dramatically adds another layer to the design! To me, this color palette still reads light, romantic, and springy because the majority of the colors (including greens!!) still catch a lot of sunlight.

Couples — let your florist add in a pop of a shadowy color or texture and see how sultry and sophisticated it makes your palette! Your accent colors will truly pop next to it!

Designers — don’t be afraid of introducing a shadowy element to your designs. You might realize (as I did!) that it is exactly what you needed to elevate it to the next level!
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Foxglove. Fatally beautiful (literally — do not ingest). Easily my favorite flower. Things I love about it:• color. This...
04/19/2022

Foxglove.
Fatally beautiful (literally — do not ingest).
Easily my favorite flower.

Things I love about it:

• color. This peach from @cielohillsflowers is insane, but they also come in varying shades of purples and whites and yellows. The peach though… ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥
•freckles + fuzz. Yes. Each fully-bloomed little bell has freckles and the sweetest little peach fuzz inside. I just can’t even. 🥹
• shape. The line quality of it is eye-catching, leading the eyes from the center of a design to the edges. So interesting and whimsical!
• the bells. Oh, the bells! My imagination goes rampant — fairy folklore, visions of bees alighting on the tips to climb inside, occasionally even hearing gentle trumpet-song when I look at them because of their open-mouthed shape.

And if you can believe it, foxglove in the wild is even more magical — the way they grow wild on the sides of the road, reaching and twisting and snaking through blackberry brambles or ferns, always reaching for the sun. I’ve seen stems as long as I am tall, leaning over fences, just begging to be picked!

I can’t wait to grow some in a garden of my own someday. I think I’ll have them outline a soft, grassy spot so Lavender and I can tell fairy stories to each other or watch Jack nestle in amongst them and get lost in a good book. So perfectly magical!

What’s your favorite flower?
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When I pulled up to the Carlsbad Wholesale Market over a year ago while being the go-between for my Nashville-living sister-in-law and her local San Diego wedding florist, the scent of eucalyptus overwhelmed me, taking me back to magical carnation flower wands and holding my mom’s hand through the San Francisco Flower Market. No matter that more than twenty years were between the two experiences - it was as if it was last week. Scents have a funny way of taking you somewhere tucked far away into your memory rolodex, don’t they?

Many days of my childhood were spent digging for stems out of that weird space where things get lost between kitchen cabinets and linoleum flooring, or finding jagged rose thorns in those kitchen corners and managing to lick-and-stick one to my nose (pretending to be a wicked witch with a warty nose, obviously... where my Halloween babies at??). Quite honestly, if you were a Claudine-and-Glynis Cottage Garden bride between 1995 and 2000, I was likely peering around the corner, admiring how lovely you looked while I sipped the leftover coffee out of a floral teacup too. I listened, watched, and learned from the best.

But a four-year degree was the goal, and with music being my biggest passion growing up (aside from anxiously chewing on the leather strings of my softball mitt while waiting for the next double-play at 2nd base), I attended my dream college to get my degree in Music Education through much sacrifice by my family and family friends. I literally found my dream man passionately practicing his Bach partita in the practice room down the hall from where I was frustratingly working out my own issues with Mr. JSB (with quite un-passionately heavy hands and maybe even a profane word or two, let’s be honest) and married him not long after we walked the stage with degrees in hand. Seven combined jobs changes, two babies, and 4.5 years of marriage flew by before my headspace (and instagram searches) began to steadily grow more floral-themed. My Pinterest filled up with images while my notebook blackened with notes of what I liked and didn’t, so I reached out to 1/2 of the OG Cottage Garden and asked if I could help her with any upcoming event she was doing. I tell you, almost literally upon walking into Lora Kanai’s frigid back house packed with spring blooms, Oasis, and every Trader Joe’s chocolate snack you could imagine, I was sold. I called my husband when I left that night and told him that I was pooped and didn’t want to creatively pursue anything other than flowers for the rest of my life.

Cottage Garden Florals is me, my family history, and the way I choose to express the art and creativity given to me by God. Each piece is lovingly (sometimes painstakingly) dreamed up, prepared for, and created to bring joy and light to life’s most beautifully ordinary and extraordinary moments. I hope the next piece I deliver goes to you.


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Stunning whimsical wedding inspiration featuring custom seed paper menus. 🌱 _________________________ #repost: cloverandlamb - Be right back after I pass out 😭 I am so happy I was able to be a part of this beautiful day! Thank you so much @rosedphoto and @cottagegardenflorals for asking me, along with all these talented people. What a dreamy day! 😍 . . Planning/design: Miranda Rose Photography Photography: Miranda Rose Photography Florals: Cottage Garden Florals by Abigail Decorte Suit: Friar Tux Shop Gowns: @herecomesthebridesd Gown Designers: Justin Alexander Pronovias Stationary: cloverandlamb Cake: @elizabetholiverbaking Makeup: Rachelxoxomua Dinnerware: Abbey Party Rents Tabletop décor: Pacific Dream Events Furniture: Farm & Field Events Bride: Troopee Groom: fly_like_luke Venue: @thecondorsnest . . . #cloverandlamb #sunriveroregon #bendoregon #decklededge #dailydoseofpaper #handmadepaper #letterpresslove #etherealwedding #bhfyp #weddingphotography #styledshoot #stylemepretty #stylemeprettyweddings #cottagewedding #cottagecoreaesthetic
A new semi-custom suite I designed for this beautiful day. 🤗 The menu's are plantable even. If you are in Southern CA and ever need flowers, wow, Abigail with Cottage Garden Florals by Abigail Decorte is your gal!
This is what 10 years of marriage looks like 💕💕💕 Photographer: @kristenjoyphotography Event Planner: Elopement Las Vegas Florals: Cottage Garden Florals by Abigail Decorte Officiant: Ceremonies De Vie Videography: Lomax Wedding Films Event Planner: Epic Elopement Submission: Two Bright Lights