Janelle is the owner of Green Petal Designs, a flourishing floral design studio in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her love of flowers started after college while working at a flower shop in Minneapolis, MN, where she discovered her passion for floral design. Since then, Janelle has been dedicated to pursuing excellence in her craft, which led her to California, where she earned her floral certificate from City College of San Francisco and opened her own studio 12 years ago.
Janelle is deeply committed to her industry and is always seeking out new inspiration and networking opportunities with other wedding professionals. Her hard work has resulted in strong relationships with some of the best local and west coast wedding planners, who are proud to have her as a regular client. With a team of talented floral engineers and creatives, Janelle shares her vision for incorporating new textures and colors into their designs, earning a solid reputation as one of San Francisco Bay Area’s top floral designers.
In addition to her thriving wedding business, Janelle’s client base includes several corporate accounts such as Salesforce, San Francisco Giants, Skywalker Ranch, and Bon Appetit Management. Her versatility and creativity have enabled her to seamlessly collaborate with some of the best wedding and event planners in the Bay Area, showcasing her professionalism and commitment to creativity and service.
Janelle met Stephanie in 2014 at a wedding industry networking event hosted by WIPA. At the time, Stephanie was an event manager for Yacht Connections International, producing and planning events for their luxury motor vessels. From their first encounter, they immediately connected over their shared passion for events, hospitality, and creating unique experiences for their clients.
Their friendship quickly turned into a successful business relationship as Janelle became the go-to florist for Stephanie and all YCI events, both internal and external. When YCI sold its larger yacht, the California Spirit, to the San Francisco Giants/ Giants Enterprises, Stephanie moved to the Giants too. Soon after, Green Petal Designs became a preferred vendor for the ballclub. They continued to work closely together as their event scope broadened from water-based events to the full ballpark experience. Now, Stephanie is an integral part of Janelle’s team, and they both enjoy working with the Giants and their exclusive catering partner, Bon Appetit Management, as their primary florist.
Stephanie’s background in hospitality and event design make her a natural fit for floral design. She brings a wealth of experience, fresh ideas, and excitement to their clients, events, and projects. Together, Janelle and Stephanie are a dynamic duo, dedicated to providing exceptional floral design services to their clients.
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Visit their installations in this year’s Union Square in Bloom activation: The Barnes Hotel, King George Hotel, and Inn at Union Square.