Amanda Cortez was born and raised in the Santa Ynez Valley. She attended the University of San Diego and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English, as well as studied abroad in Oxford, England. Shortly after graduating, she decided to explore her long time interest in the wedding industry, and found her love for floral design. She worked for two years with several talented floral designers in the San Diego area and earned her Career Diploma in Floral Design by completing a professional floral design program in order to learn the technical aspects of design.

After a move home to Santa Ynez, she started her own floral design company, Terra Bella. Having been a bride herself in September 2012, she was able to understand first hand the desire for beautiful and unique event flowers and her passion is to help brides realize their very own vision. She has enjoyed every minute of working with clients to find the perfect style for their event and creating beautiful occasions to remember.

Amanda Cortez - Owner Terral Bella Florals, Santa Barbara Ca