Growing up along the gardens and hillsides of southwest Germany, Svenja Brotz fell in love with nature at an early age. This admiration for nature’s beauty has taken her on a floral journey that has been filled with amazing memories and countless experiences.
Moving to the United States with her family in 1996, Svenja found her place in the San Francisco Bay Area floral industry. Having been the shop manager for various businesses over the years, allowed her to gain a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
In 2006, Svenja founded Chestnut & Vine Floral Design LLC. in Berkeley, CA. Since opening her doors, Svenja has been able to provide hundreds of happy couples with floral décor for their weddings. As well as work alongside some of the top restaurants, five star hotels and leading industry companies that the Bay Area has to offer.
Her commitment to excellence in her field has lead her to become a Certified California Florist (CCF) and an accredited member of the American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD). Svenja has taught various design workshops and given presentations on a national level at leading industry influencing events. Her work has been featured in various exhibitions and publications, which has defined her work as bold displays full of juxtapositions that pair textural elements with delicate floral materials.
As a company truly dedicated to their craft, Chestnut & Vine would love to work with you on your wedding, event or anything and everything flower related.