Lennie and her team were wonderful to work with! I’m not super knowledgeable about flowers/florists and didn’t have a strong point of view around what I wanted, but I knew that I loved the B-Side aesthetic and Lennie helped come up with a beaut...
iful color palette for us. She was also extremely helpful and flexible in finding less expensive solutions where we needed it. We were also fortunate enough to go up to Sebastopol and visit the farm to see her process and to help get a better sense of what type of flowers would be in bloom for our wedding. Her team on the big day was extremely professional and easy to work with. We got so many compliments on our flowers as well as the beautiful arrangement they did on our chuppah!
Reviewed On 10/29/2019 by Claire P
Working with Lennie at B-Side was such a treat! We had an incredible wedding venue (Rancho Nicasio), and knew that we wanted to go big on flowers to add some elegance to our rustic backyard BBQ style wedding. Since there is such a bounty in Nor...
thern CA, we wanted to make sure that we focused on local organic plants and flowers.
We had a phone consultation 8 months before the wedding. I don't know much about flowers, but through her gallery and expert direction we came up with an outline for the space and the general vibe we were going for. About a month before the wedding, we went over any new details or changes and closed the loop on any open questions.
Come wedding day, I was blown away - I couldn't believe how well our space had been transformed. The bouquets popped so perfectly with my bridesmaids forest green dresses. Our arch was stunning. It was also so obvious that Lennie knew what she was doing, and how to prepare for an outdoor venue. Despite it being a breezy day, all of our flowers stayed put, and our centerpieces were beautiful but low so that they didn't blow away or get in the way of conversation.
B-Side is exactly the kind of business that I wanted to support through our wedding planning process. Lennie is smart, professional, and was such a joy to work with, both for myself and for our day of coordinator. She really understood our space and amplified it into the most beautiful version it could be. We are so glad that we found B-Side!
Reviewed On 1/28/2019 by Eliza S
B-Side Farm was the absolute best at our wedding. I had an initial consult with Lennie early in the wedding process and from the beginning is was just so fun and easy! A few highlights of working with Lennie/her flower team: 1. Her flowers are ...
stunning. She really captured the spirit of the day with vibrant, rich, texture filled arrangements that were full of life. And Lennie grows a huge portion of her flowers at her farm in Sebastopol - truly unique and special to have local NorCal flowers in our ceremony. 2. She has such a wonderful calming presence. I worked closely with Lennie and my mom on the flowers and she was sweet, supportive, fun and and made the whole process simple and enjoyable. 3. She is very professional yet flexible. 4. She has such a great eye for color, texture, shape- she took my visions and elevated it to something truly incredible. Lennie and her team were one of my favorite vendors in the wedding planning process. I recommend B-Side Flowers for any wedding or flower projects wholeheartedly. I already have plans to attend some of her flower workshops at her farm because I had the best wedding experience.
Reviewed On 1/11/2019 by Alisa M
B-Side Farms provided our magical wedding in the Redwoods with some of the dreamiest, most atmospheric florals I have literally ever seen! Lennie was also incredibly helpful, friendly, and present during the whole process, so we felt thoroughly...
taken care of, even though we had no idea what we were doing. Her skill and artistry realized our wedding vision far, far beyond our expectations and we are still so very grateful to have had her on our team. She's the best!
Reviewed On 1/03/2019 by Tonya N
Lennie and team did an absolutely amazing job for my wedding. We had table arrangements, a few statement arrangements for entry tables, a fully decorated chuppah, and marigold garlands. I've known Lennie socially for a number of years, but hadn...
't worked with her previously, and was immediately put at ease by the introductory phone call, where she asked me lots of questions about what colors, styles, flowers I liked and didn't like. The bid she gave was not the lowest we received, but was 110% worth it based on the quality and her team's ability to meet our custom needs around the garland and the chuppah. She and another member of her team came out the day of to help set up, and they were incredibly personable, relaxed, and efficient. I have no reservations in recommending B-Side farm wholeheartedly!
Reviewed On 12/23/2018 by Eugene P
Lennie Larkin from B-side Farm is a flower GOD. My wife and I had an early summer wedding in Sonoma county, so we wanted wild, bountiful bouquets with lots of big colorful flowers. We went with Lennie because she grows most of her own flowers l...
ocally. She was fun to talk to and helped us figure out what we’d need well before the wedding. In total we ordered bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids, cocktail table arrangements, a centerpiece for the bar, dinner table accents, and ceremonial floral garlands. Lennie delivered the fresh flowers the morning of the wedding and set up the garlands and table decorations. The bar centerpiece was an urn overflowing with flowers. The whole thing looked vaguely grecian, very pink, and very classy. The bride and bridesmaids’ bouquets were enormous, arranged in a way that looked wild and spontaneous and perfect. The flowers themselves stayed perky and alive through the day and actually looked good for days afterwards. Several guests said they were the best wedding flowers they’d ever seen. Incidentally, we found her prices reasonable given the amount of flowers we received and the artisanship put into each bouquet.
If you want your wedding ceremony adorned with stunning, jubilant flowers and you’d prefer doing business with a consummate professional who grows her own stuff, go with Lennie Larkin and B-side Farm!
Reviewed On 5/25/2018 by Megan S
My family and I loved working with Lennie. She is not just a florist, but is also a farmer. She uses much of what she grows and buys from other local florists as needed. One of the many reasons we chose to work with Lennie is because of our ali...
gned values. It was important to us to support the local economy and not import flowers. Communication is also a strong point of Lennie's. She was extremely responsive to email, spent a good amount of time understanding my goals over the phone and even met with us in person as a follow up. You can tell Lennie puts her soul into her work, and we were so happy with the outcome. I highly recommend Lennie to any Sonoma County (or surrounding area) brides.
Reviewed On 2/07/2018 by Lauren S
This review is long overdue but so incredibly deserved. I found Lennie from B-Side Farms on Yelp and instantly fell in love with her immense talent and kind soul. To be honest, I didn't know how to research a florist for our wedding. I knew ...
what I didn't want (tight orb-like bouquets, gaudy unnatural centerpieces, etc.) but had a hard time finding a florist who's website captured the type of look I was going for: a more natural, greenery heavy, almost undone look that complimented the beautiful setting of our wedding venue. Any doubts I may have had were immediately dashed when I spoke with Lennie on the phone and we talked through the overall vibe and feeling of my wedding. No other vendor I worked with took such an interest in understanding the deeper aesthetic I had envisioned and upon hanging up the phone, I knew that hiring Lennie would be one of the best wedding planning decisions I would make.
She was incredibly flexible throughout the time leading up to the big day, checking in regularly and being so understanding when I would come to her with various changes, questions or requests. The day of, I never had the pleasure of actually meeting Lennie, but her designs more than spoke for themselves. I had so many people come up to me throughout the wedding just gushing over how beautiful everything was; from the bouquets to the centerpieces to the delicate greenery that she so beautifully affixed to the arbor my dad had built for the occasion. My bouquet itself was everything I had wanted yet completely unexpected at the same time, and I absolutely adored it!
If you are looking for a florist who will truly listen to your vision and use her extreme talent to make it even better, then hire Lennie this instant! It is a decision I guarantee you won't regret and one that will ensure that your special day is as beautiful as you had always dreamed it would be :)
Reviewed On 2/03/2018 by anais b
Lennie's florist work in one word? WOW! Lennie was the florist at my best friend's wedding. My friend's bouquet (and my maid of honor bouquet!) were incredible. When I got engaged a few months later, I knew I needed Lennie as my florist! She ...
was the first vendor I booked and I could not be happier with how my flowers turned out. Lennie has a unique eye for design and chooses the most beautiful flower and color combinations. I work on organic farms so I also loved that she grew a lot of the flowers herself. How amazing, a farmer AND a top notch designer? On my wedding day, I was most excited to see Lennie's work and I was not disappointed. She truly is incredible at her trade. I cannot recommend her enough. The easiest decision you can make is choosing Lennie & B-Side Flowers!
Reviewed On 1/20/2018 by Kim M
Lennie did the flowers for my wedding as well as the wedding of a close friend of mine, both of which turned out amazing. Lennie is very passionate about what she does and cares a lot about her clients. She has a lot of great ideas but also l...
istens to your vision and brings it to life. She's got a positive attitude and relaxed but upbeat vibe. The fact that she grows her own flowers speaks to her intimate knowledge of what will look best for you event based on what's in season. Would work with B-Side Farm again in a heartbeat. Thanks, Lennie!
Reviewed On 12/27/2016 by Val G
It was such a pleasure working with Lennie! I arranged the flowers for a family wedding and Lennie helped me find flowers that both suited the bride's needs and were in season. When I picked up the flowers a few days before the wedding I was tr...
uly in awe of the beautiful farm and perfect flowers Lennie had ready for me! Lennie was so wonderful, I can't thank her enough for making this experience so lovely.
Reviewed On 11/27/2016 by Ellie A
Lennie stunned us with her creativity, flexibility, and responsiveness when creating the floral arrangements for our October farm wedding. During our initial meeting with her, we talked about how we loved bright colors and varied textures, with...
an emphasis on dahlias. The flowers that greeted us on our wedding day were absolutely fantastic. Lennie incorporated gorgeous bright colors of orange and fuchsia, and even local organic vegetables into her arrangements. There was an explosion of color in the barn for our reception --exactly what we had wanted! Lennie is fantastic to work with, and her positive energy is infectious - she LOVES her work. We were incredibly impressed by her creativity, and cannot recommend her more highly.
Reviewed On 11/21/2016 by Sarah F
I'll start by saying that my now wife and I aren't really "flower people." We like flowers but don't know much about all the different types and how everything should come together. When it was time for us to find a florist for our wedding we d...
idn't want anything too extravagant and we're budget conscious so we looked into farms that sell flowers versus florist shops. That's how we found Lennie and B-Side Farms and we're so glad we did!
We met Lennie to go over ideas and what we were thinking for the bridal party, decorations, and family. Honestly, we didn't give her too much info besides our colors, succulents and wanting everything to look natural and simple. We really wanted her to pick what looked fresh for October when the wedding came around and what she thought looked nice.
We can't even begin to describe how amazing of a job she did on EVERYTHING! We never thought we'd be the couple who would gush over our flowers at our wedding but we can't stop talking about them! Everything turned out gorgeous, and Lennie was amazing to work with! We were so lucky we found her and B-Side Farm and would highly recommend them to anyone!