We're Not Your Average Florist
Noonan's Wine Country Designs is a custom design studio. Our focus is on making your wedding day florals one of kind. Katie Noonan is a certified floral designer, an accredited member of the American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD), and a member of the Chapel Designers—a worldwide collection of wedding and event designers.
Her style of floral design is viewed as floral art and craftsmanship. Each design is handcrafted with clean and modern design techniques, to present unique art pieces to brides and events, marking life’s greatest moments.
Katie has been drawn to flowers her whole life. Growing up she spent most of her days playing in her parent's garden. Later in life, while attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo she was once again drawn to the natural beauty of flowers. While at Cal Poly, she became involved in the Student Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers, where she actively participated in floral events and competitions. In the 2004 SAIFD competition in New York she was awarded 3rd place overall for her design of four spontaneous floral arrangements. While finishing school, Katie worked for a high-end floral shop in Santa Barbara, where she was inspired by the impact flowers can make on a wedding day.
In 2004 Katie started her own business, Noonan's Wine Country Designs, and has been specializing in weddings and events ever since. She takes pride in making floral designs that are custom to each client's personality and visions.
In 2011 Katie put her design skills to the test and was awarded the status of a Certified Floral Designer. She also chased her goal—and the ultimate goal in any floral designer career—to become part of the prestigious American Institute of Floral Designers; in July 2012 she was inducted into the AIFD. (View press release here). With only 1,200 AIFD members worldwide, it is a great honor to be part of this non-profit group dedicated to the education and advancement of professional floral design.
Katie has worked in the wedding and event business for over ten years. With Noonan's Designs she strives to be ahead of the floral design curve and is always looking to make her clients visions come to life. She enjoys working with clients in opening up their minds and ideas to create an event that will leave a lasting impression.
"I love bringing joy to people with the gift of flowers. Every client brings a different and fun aspect to my spectrum of work, which is why I love this job! I find it refreshing to meet new people and see their visions come to life with flowers. Thank you for taking the time to visit my website, I look forward to meeting with you."