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We wanted to take a moment to share our story with you. As a family owned and operated business
we like to run our business like our home with warmth and hospitality. So here is our little story
that we will share with you we beginning with Bethany lead designer (the daughter/storyteller).
Splendid Sentiments, yes I said Splendid Sentiments was my first job at age 15. I begged for a job and that is where I grew a passion for flowers among other things.
The First Step
At 18 my mother said, “What do you want to do when you graduate?”. I said photography or flowers. She said there was no money in photography LOL so flowers it is.
The School- Southern California School of Floral Design
I was hooked the intricate details and the knowledge that I learned from Kathy and Phil well
it is what gave me the know how to do what I do today.
Rainbow Florist, realized I had my own style and what not to do.
Married the love of my life and then had The Baby my light of my life.
The Second Step - Canterbury Gardens
The job that changed my life forever and gave me the Splendid design, it opened a world of imagination that was inside me and showed me how to share it through flowers.
As a mother daughter team we always dreamed of owning a small flower shop when we were told Splendid Sentiments was for sale we both looked at each other and said let’s do it. It was like coming home!
Dreams do come true
And so here we are 5 years later and still going strong. We eat sleep breathe wedding’s 400 and counting and this is what fills our souls with happiness.
As one of San Diego’s finest wedding specialist we pride ourselves in our reputation of offering top design, fresh flowers, impeccable service, and a splendid experience. Please come by and meet us so you can be part of our future stories. Thank you so much for visiting and we hope to have you over for tea soon.
Our Team in Action
Meet Our Team
Bethany Falefitu ~ Lead Designer / Owner
With a true passion for creativity and design paired with floral business experience since 1994, Bethany brings an incredible amount of artistic vision, talent and enthusiasm to each of her weddings & events. Having trained under one of the world leaders in floral design, Phil Rulloda, and having studied various styles ranging from European floral design to interior design; she has truly honed her craft. Goal driven she has taken the Splendid Sentiments name worldwide with her designs even having been published in the UK.
From the first floral design meeting to the day-of your event, she is there to make sure your vision comes to life and exceeds expectations. As an ambitious creative thinker she aims to truly reflect your personality & style through her floral creations. She is well known in the industry for her originality and beautiful floral designs, as well as her stunning well-crafted bridal boutiques and personals. She feels that bridal bouquets have extra special meaning, as it is held close to your heart on your special day, so she loves to place a meaningful locket, rosary or family keepsake of yours enhancing the sentiment even more.
“I feel so blessed by God to be able to do what I love and design beautiful weddings for my lovely brides”…”
Haley Rodgers ~ Lead Assistant Designer & Team Leader
Having joined the team in 2010, Haley has developed her natural talent for and all things creative and has blossomed into an extremely talented floral and décor designer. Bringing a fresh perspective, creative insight, great color sensibility, and a wonderful sense of team leadership, Haley is a natural fit for Lead Assistant Designer. With the responsibility of directing the 2nd floral team, we know we can always rely on her to exceed expectations, make important decisions and follow through with a positive and professional attitude. She is an inspiration to us all, and her faith in God never ceases to amaze me!
Anita Mc Allister ~ Lead Assistant Designer
Joining the team in 2009, Anita brought an impeccable eye for color & detail from her previous experience as a graphic designer and business owner. With an incredible amount of creativity, talent and reliability she is a valuable asset to the team. She has a wealth of knowledge that we are grateful she is willing to share and a knack for coming up with out of the box ways of thinking to make a design work. With her passion and commitment to her work and the team, she drives from El Cajon to the shop in Vista everyday. We are very blessed to have such a talented designer and hard worker on the Splendid team!
Martha Black ~ Assistant Designer
Joining us in March 2007 when we opened the doors to the shop, Martha was instantly a part of the Splendid team and our family. She has a wonderful positive presence and shows a sincere dedication to her work. Her talent in taking something that is ordinary and turning it into something beautiful & extraordinary amazes me. She often assumes the commander and chief role on site and is great at jumping in getting the job done fast and efficiently. Her favorite quote “Get er Done” perfectly describes what she does. As the Petal Queen, she has a true gift for creating petal masterpieces. I always look forward to wedding season because that means “Marta” is back!
Neric Canseco ~ The Everything Man
Joining us in March 2007 when we opened the doors to the shop, Neric initially started as a delivery driver, but fast turned into so much more. He is a dedicated, hardworking, valuable asset to our team. He is incredible at problem solving and can fix just about anything. At this point, we are even pretty sure he could run a wedding by himself with all the experience and talent he has developed through the years. We truly feel we could not have come this far without him.
Truth Hawley ~ Accounting & The Heart and Soul
As the heart and soul of the shop, Truth (Mom) brings the dream to life. With her knowledge of business, she handles the daily operations and is an incredible support to Bethany (daughter) and the team. Having her own artistic drive she enjoys assisting with onsite setup every so often. Her faith in God is inspiring and we are blessed to have her on the Splendid team.
Our flower shop is known for unique and amazing designs. As we know choosing a florist for that special occasion whether it’s a birth, anniversary, thank you, sympathy, or birthday you want that attention to detail and quality of product and service that we are known for. Call us direct at (760)727-0557 and we will make sure your order is taken care of in every way.
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847 Williamston Street Vista, CA 92084
Consultations by appointment only: 760-518-6996
Typical appointments could take one to two hours.
Studio Hours: 11:00AM - 6:00PM Tuesday - Saturday
splen•did (adjective) 1. magnificent.
sen•ti•ments (noun) 1. a romantic or nostalgic feeling.
sen•ti•ments (noun) 1. a romantic or nostalgic feeling.