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Behind the Scenes with The Hidden Garden

Get to know famed wedding florist Amy Child Marella.

Founded in 1999, The Hidden Garden specializes in décor for weddings and special events, and is well-known for incorporating untraditional textures and elements into beautiful, classic arrangements.

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Photo: Courtesy of The Hidden Garden

Today's Q&A features Amy Marella, owner/founder of The Hidden Garden, a floral-design company based in Los Angeles, CA. Founded in 1999, The Hidden Garden specializes in décor for weddings and special events, and is well-known for incorporating untraditional textures and elements into beautiful, classic arrangements. We're excited to learn a bit more about Amy through our EC Q&A, followed by a few images from just a few of the amazing weddings on which she's worked.

How old were you when you began your profession as a florist? 27 years old

What’s the most eccentric request you have ever received from a bride? A cat pillow! She wanted her cat to sit under the chuppa to watch them get married (it makes me think “cat lady”)! We also had a bride ask us to use “filtered water” to fill her vases so she wouldn’t see the “bubbles & particles” from tap water.

What’s your favorite aspect of a wedding? The reactions of a happy bride/groom at their family when they walk in to see the room/ceremony – anything really pertaining to the flowers. I love seeing the true happiness that our flowers and designs bring to their day.

What other industry would you be in if not this one? Honestly... I would just stay home with my kids! Be a mommy. I love what I do so that’s why I do it.

What famous wedding in history would you have most liked to work on and why? The Royal Wedding – how amazingly cool would that be!


Joe Buissink
John Solano

Michael Brannigan
Simone & Martin

Opening photograph by Joe Buissink