Image by Ala Cortez

Image by Ala Cortez

Ellamah (pronounced Ella + Ma) is me, or more accurately, my middle name and I provide custom floral arrangements for weddings and events, intimate or large. My design approach is simple. I like my flowers loose, textural and with some movement. Inspired by stories, backgrounds and most importantly seasons, I believe that flowers can set a mood, create the environment and most importantly connect to a memory.

My name is Jessica, a born and bred Northern Californian currently residing in Los Angeles with my husband. It was in the Bay Area at my grandparents' home where I spent days in their rose and camellia bushes, fruit trees, and some times I inspected my Grandmother’s ferns. It was there that my appreciation for flowers was sowed. Later, in college and a little homesick, my then-boyfriend now husband whisked me away from Los Angeles’ westside to the flower mart in Downtown Los Angeles, where my love for flowers bloomed.

When I am not designing (or really schlepping) flowers, I like Sunday mornings, traveling, and cocktail hour.