Shannon Cosgrove-RivasShannon Cosgrove-Rivas

1808 Q St, Suite C
Sacramento, CA 95811
Instagram: @flourishflowers

I started Flourish with the belief that every wedding should be a unique reflection of the couple. Every couple has a story and that story is beautiful. Using the freshest, seasonal and local flowers to inspire, amaze and to tell that story is my passion.

My husband Jim and I were married in 1994. Aside from having everyone we loved in attendance, we knew a few things needed to happen for our wedding to feel authentic to us as a couple. I wanted a wedding gown that was simple and classic (It did have a butt bow… it WAS 1994), Jim, a musician, wanted to choose all the music, and I absolutely had to carry peonies down the aisle. I wore a floral brocade gown and carried Sarah Bernhardt peonies. We danced the night away, with our closest friends, to such gems as “The Groove is in the Heart” and “Friday I’m in Love.”

When I design flowers for a wedding, I am as invested in those flowers as I was in 1994 and I placed those precious peonies in my own bridal bouquet. Every time I see a pink peony I think back to that day in May. Your wedding flowers should be just as perfect and just as meaningful.