The Moments in Bloom team consist of two featured floral designers, Dede Barnes and Tara McClurkin. Both born and raised in San Diego, they started working together in 1997 at Dede’s family floral shop and this sparked their desire to go into floral design as partners.

Dede and Tara offer the highest quality flowers; hand picking and caring for them from start to finish. They know that every bride wants to create an unforgettable wedding day that is unique and expresses their own personal style. Moments in Bloom promises to listen, and is determined to work with you on every floral detail. This creative team promises to make your wedding florals a reflection of your personality, style, and dream.

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We booked Moments in Bloom for our wedding at the Carlsbad Windmill, and would recommend a million times! They were easy to communicate with, and provided an amazing service. I felt like I was constantly emailing Dede with changes, but she was understanding and patient—always reassuring me the florals would be beautiful. The quality of everything on the day of was outstanding. The bouquets! The centerpieces! The arch! The staircase! The attention to detail! The effort put in to each piece was immaculate. Their team definitely brought my vision to life, exceeding any and every expectation. Such a talented group of women. Thank you Moments in Bloom for making my special day that much more special.

Nicole U

The florals for our arch and bouquets were so beautiful. They did an excellent job getting fall and rusty colors into a lovely combination.

Charlotte P

Tara from Moments in Bloom absolutely crushed it when helping us decide on the perfect arrangements for our wedding! She brought our floral vision to life from our initial ideas and was so easy to work with as we made a few changes along the way. The florals were so beautiful and vibrant, they were better than we could have even imagined. They worked within our budget without compromising the quality. Set up was very efficient on the day of. Would highly recommend Moments in Bloom!

Megan C

I worked with Tara from Moments in Bloom for my wedding on November 6, 2021! Tara was an absolute joy to work with! We had our initial consult and right away, she understood my vision and was making recommendations on how to make it come to life! As we got closer, she worked with me a ton as I finalized the final head count and details. I went back and forth quite a bit in those last few weeks and Tara was so helpful in making decisions. She walked me through how all of the pieces would be reused from the ceremony to the cocktail hour and the reception. On the day of the wedding, she even came into the bridal suite to show me my bouquet and I got choked up because it took my breath away! It was exactly what I dreamt of and more. I thought that was such a sweet gesture to come and show me. It all felt real when I saw my bouquet! As I looked around the ceremony and reception areas, I was blown away at how beautiful everything was. The next day, when I took home my bouquet and some arrangements, I really got a chance to get a good look at them and I was amazed. The flowers were of exceptional quality and the arrangements and bouquets were detailed to perfection. The flowers from Moments in Bloom made my wedding a dream come true. If you are looking for a florist that you can trust with your most special day, you’ve found her 🙂

Allison H

I love Moments in Bloom! They made my vision come to life and it was even better than what I had envisioned. These girls know their flowers and did an upstanding job putting them together. The flowers truly brought everything together at the ceremony and at the reception – they took my breath away. Dede was wonderful to work with, very communicative, and on top of it. I don’t have a lot of experience with flowers or table settings but I would describe something to her and she knew exactly what it was I wanted.

Jennifer S

Moments in Bloom was incredible! Dede was highly professional, helpful, and always quick to respond. She was also very flexible and was able to add on arrangements and change things as I needed for our wedding. They did such an amazing job with the flowers, we were absolutely blown away with how beautiful everything turned out. Thank you Moments in Bloom for making our wedding look like a fairytale!

Megan B