Welcome to my little corner of the flower world! My name is Anne Lajoie and I’m the owner & head designer at Hydrangea Bleu in Mission Viejo, CA. Established in 2005, I opened my shop after spending 20+ years in real estate accounting. After working holidays and later part time for a friend at her flower shop, I left my accounting job and entered the floral industry full time in 2003.
About now you’re thinking what does accounting have to do with floral design??? Well…. I have always been creative. My mom taught me to sew at 10, I grew up in a family who baked constantly, and I love home design & gardening. Finding my niche in designing flowers was a natural extension of my innate love of creating. I bring an eye for detail (well honed after years of accounting analysis), a knack for interesting color combinations, and a natural love of textural materials to my designs.
I hope that you’ll enjoy your time here. My goal is to offer a glimpse of the beauty and diversity of flowers while sharing a little knowledge all presented with a touch of whimsy.
Thanks so much for visiting and I wish you great joy in planning your event. And remember, half the fun is in the journey, so enjoy the ride!