Love Notes from some of our past clients and Botanicamuse Brides. View more of our reviews on The Knot.

Botanicamuse by Madeleine Shelton was honored by The Knot as a Best Of 2019 Floral Designer based on Client Reviews and Experience.

Madeleine is one of the sweetest vendors we worked with to execute our wedding. She was approachable, enthusiastic, and just genuinely a kind, nice to be around human being. Aside from her personal qualities that stood out, she was a steadfast worker with an ambition, ease, and maturity that was well beyond her years. It was nice to see a young, female business owner with such a zest for her craft, while also being organized and easy to work with.

The theme of our wedding was a classic, timeless California coastal meets country club aesthetic. Madeleine produced a beautiful blend of simplistic greens (without being rustic, which we were personally attempting to avoid) and bright, clean whites (and found bright white blooms instead of creams, which we were also trying to avoid). She also sourced unique blooms and selected beautifully chic vessels to house them in. She also meticulously executed pillar candles for our walkway, candles for the bar shelving, and decor for our sweetheart table.

The result, in my opinion, was a nuanced and demure decor scheme that will stand the test of time, but was anything but boring. Her work was understated, romantic, and the best kind of simple. Thank you Madeleine, from the bottom of our hearts, for helping to make our wedding day as refined and elegant (without being stuffy) as we hoped.
– Jordyn | 11.12.18

Botanicamuse Madeleine Shelton Rancho Valencia Wedding San Diego Destination wedding

My family was so pleased with the work Madeline did for my sister's wedding, it was a no brainer but to hire her for mine as well. She did an INCREDIBLE job for our wedding. We were unsure of the exact style and look we were going for and Madeline put us at so much ease and really captured what we were going for without us even being able to express it. In the conversations leading up to the wedding, Madeline asked great questions and put together incredible vision boards to really help get a feel for what the flowers would look like for our wedding. I have a hard time visualizing things in my head but Madeline did a great job deciphering what look we were going for. The day of the wedding, I was in awe of the arranges she put together for us. She brought together the perfect combination of flowers and made it even more perfect then I could have imagined.
– Ellie | 12.30.18

“Outside of her natural artistic ability, Maddy is also responsible, trustworthy, organized, prompt, and professional. She has my highest regards and I could not recommend her enough.”

Emma Hopp Photography

"I don’t believe Madeleine is just a florist for your wedding or event; she is an artist sculpting a space to make it flow, stand out, and swoon anyone witnessing it."

“I let her do her thing! And I’m so happy I did because I couldn’t be more thrilled with the end result. The bouquets were perfect – colorful, whimsical, with various textures.”

When it came time for booking my wedding flowers [Madeleine] was the first and only florist I spoke with. Being in the wedding industry as well I have admired Mad's work for a long time now, and was so excited to finally be able to receive the first hand goodness that are her flowers! She truly has the most incredible talent with florals and is such a natural when it comes to her installation creations. My bouquet was a crazy massive piece that Madeleine and I drew up together, and she really made my cascading deep red whimsical flowers with natural fern and green accent tones come true. I can't speak highly enough of this gal! From all steps in the creative process she really works hard with her clients to capture their vision and execute it to a precision on their big day. BOOK HER!
– Amy

We will forever be in love with all of our floral arrangements from our wedding day! Madeleine is beyond creative and truly deserves all the praise in the world for her beautiful work. When we started down the path of figuring out what I wanted for flowers, I felt completely lost. I reached out to a few florists and felt as though a lot of them were trying to tell me I needed to know exactly what I wanted up front. Problem was, my thoughts were all over the place and I needed some guidance.

As soon as I got in touch with Madeleine I immediately felt at ease and the process was seamless! I knew I wanted an eclectic look with greenery incorporated. I showed her the colors of my bridesmaids’ dresses and she transformed my not so clear visions into a breathtaking array of greenery and blooms! She created our bouquets, flower crowns, boutonnieres, ceremony arbor/arch, ceremony aisle way, centerpieces and every little detail was stunning. I didn’t realize I would become so obsessed and attached to my bouquet, but it was the biggest and most beautiful arrangement I had ever seen. I felt like a flower goddess. When Madeleine delivered our bouquets and crowns, each had a cute tag with her own handwritten calligraphy and she wrote me the sweetest note. On top of everything, she also went out of her way to make arrangements for us to use some of the flowers for the centerpieces the night before at our rehearsal dinner.

Madeleine was an awesome communicator throughout the entire process, she sent me check in emails as well as ideas to build off of. We also really appreciated how quickly she got back to us with a quote so we could get a ballpark understanding of where we were at budget wise. She was so patient with me and continually made updates to our contract as I found myself wanting to add things in here and there. Aside from her insane talent, professionalism and expertise, Madeleine is SO much fun to be around and work with. She’s sweet, spunky and her personality shines through her artwork. We cannot thank Madeleine enough for making our wedding day so special and dreamy. We would highly recommend Botanicamuse for ALL of your wedding florist needs!
– Sarah

Brooke Ziegler Photography

Madeleine the fearless owner of Botanicamuse is what I call passionate and my husband and were honored with her work for our wedding day. She is passionate for life, love, and all pretty things that grow from the earth. She listens to you and what you are looking for, but creates pieces of artwork so eloquent; it’s more than your dreams can ever create. I think as a bride, when you are finding your vendors, trust is a huge portion of finding who will be the right fit for what you are looking for. Madeleine is so honest and pure in what she does, I trusted her with everything. All I gave her was the color palette I was looking for. She went above and beyond ANYTHING I could have ever imagined for that special day.

I don’t believe Madeleine is just a florist for your wedding or event; she is an artist sculpting a space to make it flow, stand out, and swoon anyone witnessing it. As I have said above passionate is the perfect word to describe Madeleine when it comes to her business. Her passion shines through what she does, and she creates pieces that are something out of a dream. She is honest and fair in her pricing and opinions to make sure everything will look right, and she made our wedding complete with her art. I am forever grateful for what she contributed to that day because it was more than perfect and more than what any word could ever describe. Don’t just choose Botanicamuse for your event, trust Madeleine with the task to create wonderful stand out pieces. Her work will forever jump out from our wedding photos and make me still in awe of how special she helped make our day.
– Erika

Kami Dishman Photography

Oh, Madeleine, Madeleine, Madeleine... girl is a genius. My husband and I were wed in a beautiful and intimate ceremony with family in La Jolla in February. The care, the craft, the beauty... Her pieces are truly exceptional, and I knew I wanted to work with her prior to speaking/booking. Through the planning process, she was communicative, professional, and a delight to talk to.
On the day of the wedding, she arrived early to set up florals and garland in the chapel, and met with my family and me in the bridal room to present the bouquet, boutonnières, and corsages prior to first look.When she handed me my bouquet... good grief! We're talkin' ALL the heart-eye, praise hand emojis. I would HIGHLY recommend Botanicamuse for event florals. Madeleine is a flower wizard and I'm so grateful to have experienced a bit of her magic on that truly magical day.
– Allison

I am SO happy I decided to go with Madeleine at Botanicamuse to create our florals for our wedding. She did a phenomenal job… Madeleine really listened to what I wanted and envisioned. We had an initial talk where we simply chatted about me and my fiancé (now husband) and what our dynamic was and and how I wanted our wedding to feel. We discussed color schemes and the general look I was going for… I let her do her thing! And I’m so happy I did because I couldn’t be more thrilled with the end result. The bouquets were perfect – colorful, whimsical, with various textures, but not too big (because I didn’t want a giant bouquet ha). Then on the day of the wedding, Madeleine… was thrown a curveball when she found out she had to use a couple barrels to hold up the pallet wall [at the ceremony]. So in the moment, Madeleine tweaked her original design and worked with what she had. And it looked awesome!! I had seen an initial sketch of the design and it was beautiful but what she pulled off was just as amazing… I gave Madeleine the freedom to do her thing and she exceeded all expectations
- Nicole

Dan Hand Photography

Madeleine was such a pleasure to work with! She is communicative, punctual, polite, adorable and TALENTED. She delivered flowers that matched exactly as we had discussed: lush, earthy, whimsical, fall glam...they were stunning! I appreciate her artist eye, with which she offered helpful suggestions regarding flower selection and color pallets. She always remained in contact with me and let me bombard her with gobs of emails, but handled it with true grace! My flowers were a very important detail of my day that I didn't need to think about because I knew she would deliver. Thank you Madeleine for making the big day extra beautiful! I think I fall more in love with my bouquet a little more every time I reminisce on my wedding day!
- Bree

Madeleine did the florals for my wedding and she was absolutely fantastic. She was so easy to work with--personable, attentive, and communicative. She is straight forward and asked lots of questions to really get a grasp of what I wanted and then suggested her own ideas of how to make my personal vision even better! From our first phone conversation I knew that I wanted her to be a part of my wedding! She is creative and original, her work is beautiful! I've gotten so many compliments from guests about our wedding flowers.
– Jenna

I never knew anything about flowers or really even cared about flowers until I met Madeleine. Now I am absolutely obsessed with beautiful blooms! Her floral designs are magical and totally made my wedding. We got married at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and her designs stood out among the lush environment without overwhelming it. The whole night people were coming up to me in awe of the florals. She is fabulous to work with and was somehow able to completely understand my floral dreams without me realizing I had any! Not only were her designs to die for, but she was also so accommodating and was able to come up with creative ways to work with my budget. Madeleine is an incredibly talented and sweet designer and I am so grateful that I got to work with her. Don't pass up the opportunity to work with her if you can, just be warned that you'll end up with a lifelong flower obsession!
– Jessica

Morgan Ashley Jo

I highly recommend Botanicamuse for a wedding florist - I had such a great experience working with Madeleine and my wedding florals turned out to be exactly what I hoped for!  Madeleine is a quick communicator, really listens to what you want and has a way of really creating your vision for your wedding day.  What I appreciated most was the initial consult call where Madeleine asked questions about me and helped me to figure out what I hoped my wedding day would look like.  She so was incredible about working with me to stay within our budget.  Madeleine was great about making changes when needed and also offering great ideas and suggestions that made the day so beautiful.  I highly recommend Madeleine and Bontanicamuse!
 – Katie

Madeleine was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She is understanding and easy to talk to, especially if you are unsure about exactly what you want.  I trusted her vision and experience and she really delivered a beautiful display of greenery for my wedding day. I would highly recommend working with her if you have the opportunity to!
– Sabrina

Madeleine was an absolute dream to work with! From the start, she was communicative, professional, and quick to respond. Beyond that, she's just a lovely down to earth person that has a wonderful eye and is a true artist! She had so many creative ideas to take our wedding to the next level and the best decision I made was to tell her to go for it! The floral arrangements were phenomenal-they fit the venue and our style perfectly and were extremely unique.
 – Cassandra

Madeleine did a beautiful job with my bridal bouquet and boutonnieres. I had a very specific look and types of flowers and colour palette I wanted for my bouquet and Madeleine listened carefully and delivered. I received lots of compliments and she is very passionate about her work and doing a great job for her bridal clients.
– Priscilla


Images provided by the following talented photographers:
Lacie Hansen Photography, Suzi Jacobs Photography, Emma Hopp Photography, Brooke Ziegler Photography, Dan Hand Photography, Morgan Jo Photography