About this Vendor
We create gorgeous, inspired floral design. Our wedding work is a pairing of your vision and ideas, with our nature inspired aesthetic. The style is well contemplated yet spontaneous. We love wild, lush, textured designs and offer vintage and modern rental containers to complete the look.
$$ – Affordable
Aisle Decorations, Centerpieces, Flower Girl Baskets, Pedestals, Plants, Vases, Chuppah, Wedding Decoration Delivery, Wedding Decoration Setup, Decorations + Accents, Bouquet Wraps, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Corsages, Flower Delivery + Setup, Flower Arrangements
Fabulous through and throughReviewed on 10/29/2015 Akiko N
First time I met with Lea, I knew I was going to be in good hands. I came in with an idea and visuals of what I wanted, and she knew just what I was after. (It's only right that the bride be clear about what she wants but also leave room for the expert to do what they do!) It' a fabulous thing, when your vendor just gets your vision. Working with her was great. She's very responsive and involved, yet managed it all with minimal back and forth. The final output? Exactly what I wanted in terms of flower assortment, volume, and look and feel. She nailed it, couldn't be happier. All of this, at a very reasonable cost. Of all my wedding vendors, Blackbird Floral was one of my favorites. I'm quite particular with design elements, but Blackbird is highly recommended!
The most beautiful flowers ever!Reviewed on 10/19/2015 Jessica F
Lea is truly an artist. Blackbird Floral designed the arrangements for my September wedding at Mercury Hall. Upon meeting Lea, I could instantly tell she is passionate about her work. She took the time to really understand the feel of my event and artfully crafted to most incredible arrangements . She perfectly captured the personality of our colorful event. I appreciated Lea's honest and sculptural approach. She know what works. The flowers were hands down my favorite wedding detail. Lea is now working with my sister on her spring wedding. I can't wait to see her capture such different personalities. I know it's going to be beautiful. I highly recommend Blackbird Floral for any event- their arrangements are works of art.
Loved Blackbird Floral!Reviewed on 10/19/2015 Lyndsey E
We used Blackbird Floral (Lea) for our rehearsal dinner at Cimarron Hills Country Club in Georgetown and for our wedding at Reunion Ranch in Georgetown. Lea's flowers and arrangements were absolutely amazing for both events! I love her style!! She listened to the design I had in mind and she nailed it! We also used her candle votives for our tables and they finished the whole look. Aside from the wine glasses, water goblets, napkins, and silverware on the tables the rest was Lea's and I am still getting compliments on how gorgeous my table designs were and I didn't have to do a thing! I will use her for my future needs and will recommend her to any of my family, friends, or acquaintances! Thanks Lea for all of the beautiful flowers and making my ideas come to fruition!
I cannot say enough nice things about Lea at Blackbird Floral!!!! We hired her 2-3 weeks before our wedding after my mom pissed off the original florist and she quit! SO, lets just say we were on a tight budget with a super tight turnaround time and Lea knocked it out of the park. The altar display that she put together at Prospect House was ABSOLUTELY stunning. My bouquet and bridesmaid bouquets were so gorgeous and exactly what I wanted. The only hiccup was in the corsages which were not labeled, and my 4 attendants did not receive them. The florist said my wedding coordinator (The Fairytale Effect) told her she would handle it, but clearly it wasnt handled and I was disappointed that neither of them offered to cover my expenses for the lost corsages. We did our own hydrangeas in mason jars for simple centerpieces and then reused the bouquets on some of the tables as centerpieces as well. For our low budget wedding, it was incredible and I was very happy with the way the flowers look in all of the photos!!! Thank you Lea!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lea of Blackbird Floral! I called Lea about two weeks before my January courthouse elopement and she was able to deliver the bouquet of my dreams to the makeup studio where I was on the morning of my wedding. When we first spoke, I sent her a few pictures of bouquets from Pinterest that I loved and explained what "look" I was going for. (winter, earthy, etc.) I absolutely could not have been HAPPIER with the results! Lea is tremendously talented and a joy to speak with. Everything was SO easy - we spoke on the phone once, I sent pictures, we texted the day before, and then BAM - the most beautiful bouquet ever was delivered! Blackbird Floral is forever my Austin go-to for unique, artistic, gorgeous floral design!
Beautiful Flowers Plus SomeReviewed on 11/21/2015 Lindsey T
Lea was fabulous to work with from the beginning. She really listened to what I was looking for, and despite my inability to find the right words, she still managed to recreate the vision in my head. I knew my floral budget was limited from the beginning, but she really worked with me to provide what I wanted while staying within budget. To save a little money, my mom and I did DIY arrangements for the cocktail tables the evening before, but by the day of, the hydrangeas were looking a little sad. Lea not only stepped in to help solve the problem at the last minute, but she even dressed the arrangements up to look prettier than anything we could have done. Sad flowers are not a catastrophe, but I was truly impressed Lea's willingness to go the extra mile. I had several guests comment that I "paid too much for flowers" based on the arrangements they saw. If only they know how little I paid for how much we got. The flowers were beautiful and a huge hit!
We chose Blackbird Floral to do the bouquets, boutonniere's and corsages for my son's wedding. The bride wanted Fall-colored flowers with lots of texture, succulents, and non-traditional additions. And if that wasn't challenging enough, the bride also wanted lots of color. Lea did an amazing job. She is truly an artist and her creations were incredibly beautiful. It took my breath away when I saw them for the first time. On top of that, 6 days later the bouquet in my possession is still fresh and beautiful. I suspect there are numerous florists in the area that can do bouquets and other wedding flowers but I highly recommend Lea if you want your flowers to be special, unique, and strikingly impressive.
Made my wedding day beautiful!Reviewed on 10/26/2015 Athena S
Lea at Blackbird Floral was kind and professional and talented. She understood just the look and palette I wanted. I cared about having particular flower colors much more than having any specific flower type. So, Lea was even able to suggest beautiful flower types to help me stay in my budget while fitting my palette. She was easy to get in touch with when I had questions, and answered my e-mails quickly. I was very pleased and would definitely recommend Blackbird Floral!
Blackbird Floral is great!Reviewed on 10/14/2015 Ainsley R
I got my bridal bouquet, 3 boutonnieres, and 2 corsages from Blackbird Floral. I talked with Lea on what I wanted in detail. I let her take my ideas from conversation, photos I sent her and she created something amazing! I loved my bouquet, it was beautiful and affordable, I couldn't believe how much detail was in this bouquet from me just describing what I wanted. It was like a dream come true. You made my wedding that much more special :) Thank you so much Lea!!!!
Beautiful, Natural VibeReviewed on 10/06/2015 Lauren S
Lea and Blackbird Floral is incredible. She took the time to understand my vision, and even when the right flowers were not available, she created something incredibly beautiful for our wedding. We were going for a very natural, elegant vibe, which is sort of her style and I loved everything she put together for us. I hope that my new husband will remember to order flowers from her in the future!
The absolute best!Reviewed on 9/25/2015 Alyssa R
I found Blackbird Floral through the Knot's vendor search. What struck me about their pictures was that they almost looked like still life paintings - they weren't just your regular arrangements; they had an artistic, almost sculptural aspect to them. Come to find out, Lea is a painter and used to work as a set designer! She's one very talented lady! When I met with Lea to go over our basic thoughts for the wedding, she had a lot of great ideas and suggestions on how to maximize drama within our budget. The end results, from the table decorations to my bouquet, were stunning and far exceeded any expectations. I love how our arrangements were so unique. Plus they photographed just beautifully. From our first meeting to the day of the wedding, Lea was very easy to get in touch with. I even had her do a last minute bouquet for my bridal portraits and am so happy I did! On the day of our wedding, she and her crew were early, worked quickly, and were one thing I did not have to stress at all about. Anyone planning a wedding can appreciate how much that meant to me! I have to say, if you are the type of bride who MUST HAVE WHITE PEONIES, Lea would be able to create lovely arrangements for you. BUT, if you're a little more relaxed, put your faith in her and let her just create. She will wow your guests and keep you happy and sane. I am still getting compliments on the flowers six months later, and I'm sure that will continue for a long time.
BreathtakingReviewed on 7/30/2015 Ashley H
I could not have asked for more. The flowers were everything I had hoped they would be. Working with lea was very pleasant and convienient. I was able to get everything ordered and paid for via online and with wedding planning it is nice to have one less thing to do. Lea knew exactly the look I was going for and made my envision come to life. I highly recommend using this florist for any event.
I cannot speak more highly of Lea and Blackbird Floral. Blackbird floral did all the flowers for my May wedding at the LBJ wildflower center. From the beginning it was clear that Lea had a true talent and vision, and on the wedding day she exceeded my expectations. Lea went above and beyond for us in all the right ways and made sure to get my concept and vision perfectly for every element of the wedding. Even though she faced many challenges on the day of, with crazy rain and a difficult timeline, she was perfect, and they delivered above and beyond what was promised. She truly is a magician with what she can do with flowers. She was also great with our budget and was always very careful to stay within budget. I was thrilled with my bouquet and flower crown, it was actually the flowers and not the dress that made me feel like a million bucks on my wedding day. I would HIGHLY recommend Blackbird floral- Lea is the absolute best.
I knew Lea was the perfect florist to hire for our wedding from the first time we met. She is so creative, and immediately understood exactly what I was visioning without much direction at all. I didn't really care what types of flowers we used, or what vases they came in as long as it achieved a certain look, and Lea by far exceeded my expectations (which were already very high). I couldn't stop staring at my bouquet the entire night - everything was beautiful! Lea and her husband spent several hours setting up flowers and other decorations to make sure everything looked just right - talk about dedication! I look forward to using Blackbird for future occasions - she's an absolute joy to work with.
Great Service/Great PriceReviewed on 12/29/2014 Noemi M
Had a great experience! After emailing around for price quotes I was suspicious but excited when Lea ferom Blackbird floral told me she could do everything I wanted for the price everyone else was quoting me for just my bouquet! I met with her to further discuss prices and what I wanted and she was so understanding and seemed to know exactly what I wanted from my terrible description. I came away from the meeting very confident, and she kept excellent contact and moved with the flow while my plans changed several times. I ordered a large bouquet with a mix of succulents and peach roses, 4 smaller versions of that bouquet, two succulent boutineers, and two small altar pieces for under $600(I don't recall exact price). They were already there when I arrived, sitting in the entrance to the church in cute vases, and the altar pieces were already set up in place. I didn't have to stress about anything, just grabbed and went. The bouquet was exactly what I had in mind, and was even better than the inspiration picture, I wish there was a way to add pictures so everyone could enjoy her beautiful craftsmanship!
BrilliantReviewed on 10/28/2014 Dorothy O'Shea O
Working with Lea was fantastic: the most fun I had during the planning process, my favorite person to work with. When I refer to her in conversation I can't say 'florist.' I have to say 'floral design artist' (or something like that) because her work is art. I am a dancer, musician and visual artist myself and my standards for originality and creativity are high. She captured the feeling of the event perfectly: lush, sensual, and a little avant-garde. The work was unlike anything I had seen before. Lea is awesome! : )
Spectacular!Reviewed on 7/25/2014 Tiffany
She created the most beautiful blowers I have ever seen. My dream came to life :)
Lea is a magicianReviewed on 7/03/2014 Lillian O
Seriously, she blew our minds! She was so accommodating and sweet and really went out of her way the entire year to let us know what she was thinking and worked side by side to help complete our vision for our big day. Her talent is tremendous. I was so pleased with the outcome! We received so many compliments and she truly understands her art. Her taste and style is impeccable and she does an awesome job making each arrangement really unique. Lea does a great job with budget. If you have a vision but it's a little out of reach budget wise she is really creative with alternatives and finding a solution that you can be really happy about. It was a relief not to have to worry about a thing with her. She definitely went above and beyond. I can't say enough good things!
Stunning vintage arrangementsReviewed on 3/17/2014 Janet H
Working with Lea to put together the floral arrangements for my wedding day at the Driskill was an absolute joy. She was easy to work with, listened to what I wanted and had great suggestions for achieving the look while staying within budget. She was very clear in her proposals and budget, so I felt like we knew what to expect on the big day. And when the big day came - WOW!! We expected greatness, and our expectations were exceeded. It was absolutely perfect, and the altar pieces were unbelievable! So huge and beautiful!! I stole my bouquet back from the girl that caught it cause I didn't want to let it go! Thank you, Blackbird Floral, for making my special day so memorable and lovely!
Center pieces for LuncheonReviewed on 12/31/2013 Tori J
Lea did a wonderful job bringing to life the vision for an elegant luncheon. The arrangements were natural, full and the guests continually commented on them!
Creative, Artistic, AMAZING!!!Reviewed on 12/20/2013 Jennifer N
My wedding theme was Woodland Animal/Victorian Naturalist. I did not want traditional-looking bouquets or commonly used flowers. I met with Lea, and explained what I was looking for. She really listened to my ideas, which included adding some fake insects to the bouquets and making them resemble, "the forest floor." Instead of balking at my requests or trying to steer me toward more traditional-type flowers, she jumped right in with amazing suggestions and really collaborated with me to come up with bouquets and corsages that fit my vision perfectly. Between that initial meeting and the wedding, she was quick to respond to emails and questions. On the day of the wedding, I was blown away by the bouquets and corsages she had created. Each piece was so detailed and beautiful! My bridesmaids loved the bouquets as well and we got compliments on them all night long. They looked like pieces of art. I am so happy with Lea's work - and to top it all off, she was very affordable!!!! I cannot recommend Lea highly enough. She was professional, friendly, and her work shows she is a true artist.
Blackbird Floral is Fabulous!Reviewed on 11/14/2013 becky and jamie s
Simply put: Lea rocks! My wife and I met with her about four months before our wedding, which we realized wasn't a ton of time. But from our first meeting, Lea had a solid and fantastic vision. She came armed with ideas that immediately impressed us. She worked very well with our budget, and came up with smart, creative ideas for our centerpieces and bouquets. My wife and I are both women and each wanted a special bouquet, and Lea was great about figuring out our individual styles so that we each had something beautiful with which to walk down the aisle. Go with Blackbird Floral and I promise you won't be disappointed!
Amazing!!!!Reviewed on 11/04/2013 Tania w
We searched many floral vendors and for the price range we wanted to stay in they couldn't provide me all that I wanted. Lea was amazing in seeing my vision and when I saw the reception I gasped with joy! It was beyond my expectations. It truly was a garden great Gatsby romantic vision I had hoped for! She is amazing and she is very reasonable in pricing and fair.
Such beautiful flowers!Reviewed on 11/02/2013 Julissa A
blackbird floral was so amazing to work with. on the first meeting Lea was completely prepared and was able to show us different pictures of flowers that we could use. also was a great value for our money. the flowers turned out amazing and i couldn't have asked for anything better!
Working with Lea was great!Reviewed on 10/18/2013 Sara G
I truly appreciate Lea's superior customer service and dedication to me as a client. I do not have a knack for flowers, so a floral expert was critical in planning my wedding. I told her what my overall vision and theme was for the wedding, sent her a few of my inspiring photos, tossed around some ideas with her and she took it from there. She has a very good grasp on how different flowers will work in a variety of arrangement and provided very tasteful and honest suggestions. I felt very comfortable with my wedding decor being in her hands and she turned around very beautiful arrangements true to my initial vision. Lea was very easy to contact, worked with me and made suggestions to stay within my budget, and even turned around a beautiful bouquet in short notice for my bridal portraits. I live in Dallas, so working with out-of-town vendors closer to my venue was a daunting task, but Lea made it easy. I would recommend Blackbird Floral to any bride who wants high quality work and dependable vendors.
Meet The Owner
Hello! I'm Lea Wood, owner of Blackbird Floral in Austin, Texas. I love working with clients who share our nature inspired aesthetic, and enjoy the little surprises we see with flowers. My approach with clients is friendly, professional and easy going, allowing you to relax knowing we have you covered. I've been a floral design business owner for over 10 years, and worked in flower shops before that. This means I've done hundreds of weddings and events, but I can honestly say that I love flowers now more than ever, and the wedding I'm working on today is always the most important.