about The Little Petunia
We believe in playing dress up.
We favor materials grown nearby over those grown far away.
We like to get our hands dirty and we treat our farmers like gold.
We serve up flowers with a side of garden variety sweetness, always.
We appreciate fleeting beauty as well as the long lasting kind.
We are dream weavers and storytellers.
We make pretty unruly flowers.
At The Little Petunia, our sourcing philosophy is simple: Stick with what is in season and look to local growers first to find the best product available. That means arrangements change every week. At some points of the year (ahem, December), that also means being especially creative. Evergreens, dried seed pods, and branches can take on a whole new life - sometimes as the focal point of a beautiful winter centerpiece.
Our studio is based in South San Francisco where we can be reached by email, phone, and in person by appointment.
Stephanie Minnis is the Founder of The Little Petunia, a floral design studio based in San Francisco CA since 2015.
After a 7 year career in Fashion Merchandising and while planning her own wedding, Stephanie discovered a farmer florist in Philadelphia designing only with flowers and plants she grew herself. The very concept of what this woman was doing shook Stephanie. So much so that she took a break from her Corporate gig to spend her days shadowing flower farmers and learning from seasonal florists all over the country.
After working for two different floral designers in the Bay area and freelancing on weddings from Sonoma to Big Sur, Stephanie started The Little Petunia, sourcing from the very farmers she began this journey with. And the name? Well, that comes from a song her Grandma (a veggie farmer and flower gardener) likes to sing. It goes like this: "I'm a Lonely Little Petunia in an Onion Patch, Oh won't you come and Play with Me?...."
Like most who visit foggy San Francisco, we've fallen in love. With roots on the East Coast - Philadelphia PA and Asbury Park NJ to be particular - any occasion to travel home to design a wedding or event, no matter the scale, is welcome.
To see what product we're working with this week, check out our instagram feed here.
Thank you for stopping by!
STUDIO - by appointment only
339 Baden Ave South San Francisco, CA 94080