Involved with weddings and special events since 2000, Carissa Jones started in the industry by working with one of LA's top wedding and party coordinators. She played an active role at events and also worked part time in the office during the week, which helped her gain crucial experience in the pre-planning aspects of weddings and parties. When she wasn't assisting at weddings, she split her time working for numerous catering companies, including Urban Palate in downtown Los Angeles and New York Food Company in the South Bay. In 2002, Carissa was introduced to the in-house floral designer at Fred Segal in Santa Monica, and soon she became an important part of their wedding and event design team.
It was at Fred Segal where Carissa gained a love and appreciation for not only flowers, but for fabrics, candles, props, lighting - all things fabulous that make an event truly memorable. As she started to take on her own weddings, parties and corporate clientele, Carissa realized this was her niche. One year later, she founded JL DESIGNS, a full-service floral and event design firm specializing in high-end, one of a kind florals for weddings, private social functions, photo shoots and corporate accounts.
Although Carissa recently relocated her studio to Orange County, Callifornia, JL DESIGNS services the entire Southland area - Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs and San Diego.