Established in 2017 in Bernalillo, NM, Floral Elegance is known as one of New Mexico's top wedding florist. As a nationally recognized award winning florist, with a passion for details and commitment to excellence, we believe that the little things really do matter and that no two weddings are the same, therefore all weddings are customized to the need and vision of our couple.
It is our goal as a team to provide an experience for each and every one of our couples, as well as their guests... from intimate elopements to grand soiree's we are here to bring your vision to life with full service luxury floral & design for couples who live the high life!
Perhaps you were referred by a friend, family member, you seen us online, via your favorite wedding planning tool, on your favorite social media platform or on the cover of a wedding magazine, or by one of our fellow wedding pro's. However it is, we feel incredible grateful for you to have found us, to know that our work has caught your eye and we cannot wait to be apart of your special day!
I enjoy getting to know my couples and I want to know the things that matter to you. I believe in speaking with flowers and that each wedding should should be as unique as the couple. So, the more I know about you as a couple and individually, the easier it will be to tell your story and design for you!
We are also here to help you along the way. if you need a vendor recommendation, ask me. If you are having trouble picking napkin colors, ask me! If you just need someone to chat wedding things with and you're already driving your spouse to be nuts... talk to me! It is important to me that my couples and I can be transparent with one another and I want you to always feel heard. I know all too well the stress that wedding planning can bring, as I too was once in your shoes and I want you to know that I am here for you! Just as I take much pride in the relationships with my vendor friends, same goes for my lovely couples!
I simply cannot wait to get to know YOU and to help make all your wedding dreams come true!
Hello there! I am Crystal Gonzales-Hernandez, the founder and lead designer at Floral Elegance... a full service luxury floral & event designer or as I prefer to call myself, an artist. Above all I am a mother, wife, grandmother, daughter and sister.
My love for flowers started at a young age when my great-grandmother (who raised me) and I would garden together and cut those lovely blooms and arrange to place our kitchen table. My appreciation for the process from seedling to the display was always something I was aware of. I fondly remember always stopping to smell the flowers and admire their beauty. Like most young girls I loved all things weddings and it was my dream was to become a wedding planner or FBI agent!
After spending almost a decade in the medical field, I rediscover my niche after walking away from my career in the medical field to care for my ill grandparents. During that time, I would create floral arrangements for family, friends, and members of my community. I quickly found myself to be taking orders on a daily basis. At the time, I had no clue that I was turning my hobby into a business and was slowly launching Floral Elegance.
In my professional career, I have been an Operations Manager, Care Coordinator, Agent, Brand Ambassador and CEO. Each of those roles have all lead me to get to where I am today. Even with all those titles, I still feel that there is something new to be learned each day and I have made it my personal goal to continue my education in the wedding industry, to have the knowledge and to share with my team to be the best that we can be for our couples.
Today I feel beyond blessed to be a multi-award winning luxury floral designer and that we are known as one of New Mexico's top wedding florists but it doesn't stop there are we are also destination wedding florists.
Mentorships and Training
I am excited to be a part of David Tutera's Mentorship program where the focus is executing luxury events. In addition, I am fortunate to have been chosen by Wedding Pro, the parent company for The Knot and Wedding Wire, as a fellow in their 2022 Fellowship for Change Program, where 30 event professionals from across the country are chosen to get mentorship and education from the nations top wedding pros. This opportunity has given me the rare advantage of being able to trained under and work along side some of the worlds top floral & event designers.
Wedding MBA, The Floral Encounter Conference, The Big Installation Tour and WedTalks are some of the wedding conferences we have attended which help keep us up-to-date with wedding trends and what is going on in the wedding industry and how it may impact our couples.
When we are not busy making wedding dreams come true, you can often catch us participating in a stylized shoot. To date we been a part of over 50 styled shoots with some of New Mexico's, California's and South Carolina's top wedding pros and I take much pride in the relationships I've build along the away with some of the most amazing creatives in the wedding industry. I believe that if you have a team of vendors that works well together, it is recipe for a seamless and amazing wedding!
Now... with all this knowledge and experience, I cannot wait to show you what we can do for you as your wedding florist & event designer!