Gilberto Espinoza: Meet the Designer

Gilberto Espinoza: Meet the Designer

We’ve been lucky enough to see our wedding roses in the hands of some very talented floral designers like Gilberto Espinoza from Dogwood & Fir, the California based wedding floral designer, who creates high end luxury wedding installations and displays.

We’re so grateful to have Gilberto here on the blog today to answer some questions we’ve always wanted to ask! From his favourite David Austin rose, to his guide on inspiration in this saturated market, scroll down to not only read Gilberto’s interview but also get a look on some recent work Dogwood & Fir created with the pink wedding roses Miranda, Keira and Constance.

Gilberto Espinoza Floral Designer Dogwood And Fir

How did you get started in the floral industry?

I always loved flowers and my journey in florals started when I moved to California, USA. After moving from Mexico,  I started to look for a new beginning in my life and a career that allows me to create beauty and bring joy. My first attempt to get a job in a flower shop was unsuccessful due to my lack of experience in the field. I looked for flower schools and I found a job training program in floral design and the floral industry at the San Ysidro adult school in southern California. After completing the 2-year certification program, getting my certification and freelancing for other floral designers, I met my husband and we decided to create our company Dogwood & Fir.

How would you describe David Austin Roses? Do you have a favourite?

I have three adjectives to describe David Austin roses: Sophisticated, Timeless and Elegant. I always find David Austin roses enigmatic because the usage of a stem elevates your designs in an effortless and gracious way. My forever favourite David Austin rose is Tess because I love bold and rich colours and textures, and she has velvet looking, textured petals that drive me crazy.

How did you develop your signature style?

Before becoming a floral designer, I went to school to study film and the arts. With my previous education in that field and the new knowledge in floral design, I combined them both to develop my style. To me, beyond creating a piece, I want to tell a story which requires an immersion of research to connect all the human senses, and to live and breathe the story itself.

Where do you look for inspiration?

Inspiration is everywhere. I can get inspired by nature, history, a country or regional legends, textures, scents, you name it. The key to my source of inspiration is to observe and keep my eyes wide open to analyze what’s around me.

Bride At Her Mexican Wedding Table
Mexican Themed Wedding Table

What was your inspiration behind this Mexican-inspired editorial full of colour?

I was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico and for a huge part of my life I’ve been around colour. Mexican folklore is rich and bold, full of life and tradition. I wanted to share that part of me to the world, so I decided to use this as inspiration to tell a story where you can feel the passion and romanticism of Mexican Folklore and admire the elegance and sophistication of Miranda, Keira and Constance David Austin wedding roses.

I have three adjectives to describe David Austin roses: Sophisticated, Timeless and Elegant

Bride With Wedding Flowers Wearing Pink Wedding Dress
Bride And Groom With Floral Arch

VENDOR DETAILS

Wedding Roses: David Austin Wedding Roses |In collaboration with @mayeshwholesale | Floral, Designing and styling: @dogwoodandfir | Photography:@jessicamangia_photography | Videography @legacyunion| Models @stephanieescobar_ & @zack_silvas| Make up and Hair styling:@beautybystaceymua | Venue: @randomassfarm | | Rentals and Tabletops: @adorefolklore & @catalogatelier | Gown: @carlospinedamx | Suit: @suitsupply | Floral Assistants: @lolitainbloom & @theflowerboyco & @pachine_plascencia

Share this Story

Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter

You may also like

Pink Bridal Bouquet

Wedding Bouquets Inspired by Valentine’s Day

Ah Valentine’s Day! Yes, it’s become over-commercialised in recent years but you can celebrate in your own way and of course, what could be more perfect than exquisite artisan roses? It’s the flower of passion and romance after all. If you’re considering tying the knot this month, we’ve curated some of our favourite Valentine’s Day inspired wedding bouquets to consider in your plans for a chic and stylish celebration.

Read More »
Janne Floral Designer

Janne Ford: Meet the Designer

We are really excited to be chatting with Janne Ford today who has not only worked beside us for a number of years but is someone whom we would consider our friend. Janne has incredible floral and photography talent and whilst she describes it as “floral faffing,” we describe it as style genius.

So grab a coffee and sit down with us whilst we have a chat with Janne and explore her world of “floral faffing.”

Read More »
White Wedding Bouquet

The Best Rose Bouquets of 2022

For many brides, roses are an absolute must-have for their wedding bouquet and of course, we have to agree! When it comes to rose bouquets, there really is nothing quite like a David Austin Rose for creating that enviable Je ne sais quoi. Check out a selection of our best rose bouquets of 2022 to get you inspired.

Read More »