Carlsen Designs

Event Florist   

Floral and plant designs for all occasions.  

Specializing in event florals for any celebration, such as weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, celebrations of life, vow renewals, award ceremonies, holiday get togethers or just a simple dinner you would like to give that extra touch to.

We are based out of Orange County California, but are willing to Travel. Contact us for inquiries or quotes and we can start creating flowers for your event that you'll never forget.

No event is too small or too large


We understand how important this day is to every bride and groom, and do our best to create unforgettable designs that you and your guests can't help but talk about for years to come. We would love to help you bring your dream wedding to life with our floral designs.

Bride groom groomsmen bridesmaids whites and blues

Designing all types of

Bridal & Bridesmaids Bouquets

Boutonnieres and Corsages

Floral Purses and Kissing Balls 

Ceremony Decor 

Such as Arch Decor, Aisle florals & Altar pieces  

Reception Florals 

Wedding centerpieces of all sizes, sign in tables displays, place card tables, bar florals, pool floats and buffet florals.

Anything can be draped in flowers. If you can imagine it, we'll do our best to bring it to life.  

Go to our Gallery page to see more floral photos!          

Karen carlsen Owner

Having worked in the floral industry for 20 years, my passion for flowers has grown considerably. Learning the basics in a small shop in Fountain Valley, I then moved on to larger high-end event florists, where I learned the importance of quality, and many tricks of the trade. I even had the chance to live on Maui, Hawaii for almost 4 years where weddings are an everyday occurrence. I understand the importance flower decor makes for any occasion and want to make each and everyone's vision come to life. My main goal is to see the look of pure happiness and satisfaction on my customers' faces.  

Tropical and spring flower garland attached to tree

A couple of my amazing opportunities, while living on Maui.



Words from previous brides 

Bridal party bouquets
Kristen Mcaughlinl
Carlsen Designs is amazing! Karen's ability to make a vision a reality is a true gift. As a bride there are 1000's of decisions we have to make and it can be overwhelming. When it came to deciding on our flowers, I just couldn't make up my mind. So I told Karen the kinds of flowers I liked, showed her some pictures of what I liked and told her to just work her magic. When she came with her designs I was blown away! Her designs were even better than I could have imagined and couldn't have been more perfect for me. I can't praise her enough for her work.
Ringbearer and bridesmaid florals
Tracy Collins
My wedding was in 2003, and I have been recommending her to my family and friends ever since. Her spectacular ability to create ambiance for any celebration you can ask for, is truly amazing. Karen turned a dark concert/dinner theatre into a sparkling Winter Wedding, with strings of lights, flowers and trees that transported us into a wonderful evening that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Thanks to Karen, I knew that all my floral plans would be taken care of in a professional, courteous and timely fashion.
organic wedding bouquet
Bennie and Marcie Pham
Carlsen Designs did an amazing job for our rehearsal dinner and wedding. From the very first time we met to discuss our vision and design, she expressed the highest level of professionalism and expertise in her field. She made the whole process stress free and helpped us feel confident she understood our ideas. She was able to advise what to use that would be fresh and in season at the time of the event.
Everything from the boutineres, bouquet, tables, and alter looked beyond magical. Never did we come close to dreaming it would turn out the way it did. It was like a fairytale!!!  
Her work was the topic of conversation with all of our guest... that should say it all.
We highly highly recommend Carlsen Designs and can't wait to use her for all of our future events.


Bridal Bouquet
Cristi Carlsen

Working with Carlsen Designs took such a weight off my shoulders for wedding planning. I came to them with just an idea, and with their expertise they helped me figure out what would last and was in season for my outside, July wedding. We were so happy with the results. All the guests were talking about how beautiful the flowers were. I always refer anyone needing flowers to Carlsen Designs. They never cease to impress.

Sherri Vann

My wedding guests were absolutely blown away by our wedding flowers!  They were beyond my expectations!  Thank you so much Karen!!!

Red roses and boutonniere
Tricia Martin
Karen did our flowers for our wedding in 2011. I was having an extremely large wedding and was on a budget. Of course, my bouquet was most important to me and Karen designed it exactly as I wanted. It was perfect! I also had two beautiful floral arrangements up on the altar! She was so helpful in giving me ideas to make my table center pieces simple and cost effective. I have seen a lot of her other work and it is all absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend Karen as a floral designer
Wildflower bouquet with tropical protea

Lena Swinson

Carlsen Designs went above and beyond for our wedding. The detail that went into our bouquets and flowers around the venue was amazing. It was very important for us to find a florist that was confident and had experience, since we obviously didn't know what exactly was needed. Karen thought of everything and then some. She was extremely punctual and with all the worries, vendors and details that happen on a wedding day, she made flowers a piece of cake. I had so many compliments throughout the evening about my bouquet and it compliments our wedding photos beautifully! I can't wait to refer Carlsen Designs to any and all!

Please contact us to set up a consult, request quotes, or for any questions

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