About Us

About Shirley mcginty & Rose Petals


Rose Petals has been serving the beautiful Lake Tahoe area since 1983, designing floral arrangements for every special occasion.

From weddings to birthdays, we pride ourselves on great customer service and individual attention. Having served hundreds of brides over the years, we know the importance of YOUR event and strive to make it a memorable one. Rose Petals Florists has enjoyed a relationship with Edgewood Tahoe and has been on their recommended vendor list for over 29 years. We also are the florists for the Celebrity Golf Tournament.

Just give us call and we will be happy to help you make your OWN unique selection and create floral arrangements that suit your personal taste.

our awards

2013 Award

Lake Tahoe Wedding and Honeymoon Association has awarded Rose Petals Florist the 2013 Wedding Professional of the Year!

Our floral shop was on Lifetime Television in March of 2002! Also, one of our brides and bouquets were featured on the cover of Wedding Affair magazine.

Rose Petals was awarded the best pick for wedding flowers and service for 2008, 2009, and 2010 by TheKnot.com

Customer Reviews

11 Jun 2013 | Yelp.com Review
Chalene C. - San Francisco, CA
I'm in the process of planing my wedding, and surprisingly, many of the vendors I have contacted or contracted are not responsive, they take sometimes a week to respond, work to confuse you, do not listen to your requests, talk over you like they already know what you want, or constantly look for ways to get more of your limited budget. This is absolutely not the case with Rose Petals Florist though. Shirley at Rose Petals has been so amazing to work with that I actually look forward to paying her for a job well done. She makes great recommendations, works with me on my budget, gets creative, adheres to my copious changes with a smile, responds to all calls and emails within 24 hours, she offers creative ways to make costs work, all while meeting my color, style, theme requests. I don't know how she learned to be this good. She just gets it and knows what to do to make it easy on me. A dream when you are responsible for coordinating 5,000 things a week. She has made this part of my planning easy and I am truly grateful Zephyr Cove Resort recommended her to me. If you are having an event definitely give Shirley a ring.

02 Jun 2013 | Yelp.com Review
Shawn R. - Saint Louis, MO
since i live out of town, my mother did most of the hiring of the vendors for my wedding. from our first meeting through my wedding event, shirley and her team proved to be an excellent choice for us. my mother found her as a suggested vendor from our event location. this was really helpful since her shoppe was familiar with the venue and their rules. shirley really took the time to meet with my mother and i to learn our likes and dislikes. she created beautiful bouquets with exotic flowers as i requested with our rather limited budget. shirley even helped the day of the wedding by staying at the venue until just after i walked down the isle. she was especially helpful in coordinating with the wedding party including getting the flower girl and ring bearer down the isle. i could not have been happier with choosing this florist for my most special day!

28 Dec 2012 | Yelp.com Review
Jaimme M. - South Lake Tahoe, CA
My husband and I are Tahoe locals. We had our wedding August 8th 2012. Rose Petals was recommended to us by a coworker. I met/spoke mainly with Shirley and she was so sweet and accommodating. Despite the fact that I was a lost puppy when it came to flowers, Shirley worked with me and put in her own ideas while also keeping in mind what I had visioned. All I can say about Shirley is that she is very professional and knows exactly what she is doing. She is so sweet. On the big day the bouquets, decor of the ceremony and reception and everything else turned out more amazing than I could ever have imagined. Shirley and her team made my wedding day. Everything was stunning and I could not have asked for more. I would HIGHLY recommend Rose Petals for any wedding in South Lake Tahoe. Everything was perfect.

06 Sep 2012 | Yelp.com Review
John K. - Chico, CA
Our daughter had a vision for her wedding flowers and Rose Petals definitely made sure that her vision came true. Right from the start Shirley discussed pros & cons of different flowers, arrangements and presentation. These meetings and the planning that went into it provided for a stunning floral display on wedding day. My daughter also wanted to use a number of broaches that she had collected for her bridal bouquet as well as those of the brides maids and Shirley and her staff did a stunning job with that request. When we arrived at The Edgewood, Shirley was waiting with the bouquets for the brides maids, corsages for the mothers and boutonnieres for the groomsmen and fathers (she also made sure that they were properly pinned on our tuxedos). As the wedding party lined up to start the walk down the aisle Shirley was there to assure that all was well. The visual affect of the floral arrangements in the reception room, which had floating candles over the flowers, produced that WOW factor. We received many comments of how beautiful those arrangements were. Fantastic job Rose Petals.

19 Jul 2012 | Yelp.com Review
Ted S. - Scottsdale, AZ
On a moments notice, I wanted some flowers for my wedding. Our wedding planning company was the most incompetent people I have ever worked with in my life, but Rose Petals made me look like a champ for the occasion. The ladies there took fantastic care of me on a moments notice, and helped to make my wedding a full success. Conclusion: If you are in Tahoe and need flowers, this is the place to go! Great services ladies. I'll see you next year on our anniversary.

21 May 2012 | Yelp.com Review
Tracey M. - Pacifica, CA
Shirley was great to work with! Did a great job bringing my ideas and hopes to life at my wedding. flexible and make the most of the budget I was able to spend. very pleased and would recommend again!

23 Mar 2012 | Yelp.com Review
Stefanie L. - Charlotte, NC
Shirley and Dan made beautiful and unique flower arrangements for my wedding. They even helped me through the whole wedding planning process. I recommend them to everyone i meet!

13 Mar 2012 | Yelp.com Review
Cindy B. - Walnut Creek, CA
My husband and I hired Rose Petals florist for our wedding on Feb. 18th, 2012. We really liked them because they were extremely helpful and nice. Shirley was creative and gave us really great ideas because we are not flower experts at all! On the day of the wedding she stayed and helped with some of the coordination of the ceremony. She pinned all of the boutonnieres and helped all of us girls with our bouquets. She was great. The table arrangements were beautiful and they added some extra touch where they thought necessary. The only small problem I had is that I was expecting the table flowers to be fuller in size but they still looked great!

02 Mar 2012 | Yelp.com Review
Christina S. - Tahoe, CA
My husband is an active duty Naval Flight Officer and he is gone for several months out of any given year. That translates to a lot of floral deliveries over the years. I always cringe when he orders online from FTD rather than contacting a local florist directly because the FTD floral deliveries are almost always grocery store quality bouquets that are way (WAY) overpriced. This year, for my birthday, he used FTD again and sent me flowers at work...but WOW! How lucky we were that Rose Petals Florist received the FTD order. I am not exaggerating when I say that this bouquet of roses is the loveliest floral arrangement that I have ever received (and that is saying a lot right there). The care and attention to detail in creating this arrangement was apparent throughout; it wasn't just slapped together as many of my previous FTD deliveries obviously were. Every long stem rose in the arrangement (36 in all) was tied up with its own sheer ribbon bow and tastefully enhanced by baby's breath and red accents. The card attached was a lovely greeting card rather than the usual florist card or, worse, a folded up 8-1/2 x 11" sheet of paper printed off the computer (yes, it happens all too often!). Bonus, he scored points with my coworkers; they were impressed, too!

15 Oct 2011 | Yelp.com Review
Renae B. - Tahoe Vista, CA
My daughter married at Edgewood Tahoe this September and we worked with Shirley McGinty at Rose Petals - thank heavens! While we heard that Shirley went the extra mile to make wedding flowers special, we never expected the herculean effort she put forth when rain forced our outdoor wedding inside. The reception tables were setup with complicated nature-inspired arrangements using David Austin roses, galvanized buckets and mason jars serving as luminaries. The outdoor ceremony was to be held on the new grassy area in front of the North Room and Shirley had put together aisle flowers in galvanized buckets hanging from shepherd's hooks. She sprinkled fresh peach-colored rose petals down the aisle, pinned boutonnières on the groom's party, passed out the bridal party bouquets and saw to it that the moms and grandmothers had their corsages. As the mother of the bride, I was the last one seated, and that is when the rain started. After ten minutes of waiting, it was apparent the rain was not going to let up. We made the decision to move the ceremony into the North Room. Rather than just 'making do' Shirley set to work to help put back the perfectly set reception tables, retrieved the aisle flowers that she now had to hang on the back of the aisle chairs since she couldn't plant shepherd hooks into the floor. From out of the blue, she had backup fresh rose petals that for the second time she sprinkled down the aisle. When I walked down the aisle for the second time, it looked as though we had planned for an indoor ceremony all along. Shirley didn't leave until the ceremony was over, guests had been escorted out of the North Room and she could go back to work to reset the tables so they looked like they had before they were shoved aside to make room for the ceremony. Before leaving, she sought me out to make sure that I was happy and that there wasn't anything else she could do to help. I can't imagine a couple of the reviews I've read indicating that Shirley was rude--what? Nothing could be further from my experience. Shirley is professional, committed to taking care of every floral detail, and won't let a bride down!

28 Sept 2011 | Yelp.com Review
Dana T. - San Diego, CA
Shirley is not just your florist, she practically your ceremony coordinator come day of your wedding! Her flower arrangements are beautiful and you can tell she's very passionate about her arrangements. Her prices are also very reasonable and she's more than willing to work within your budget. What surprised us the most was how she was there before, during and after the ceremony in her cute little utility apron lining everyone up, making sure the timing was on cue, lint rolling the wedding party and making sure everyone had mints. We were so surprised at how helpful and involved she was and couldn't imagine not having her there.

21 Sept 2011 | Yelp.com Review
stephanie m. - Walnut Creek, CA
I cannot say enough good things about Rose Petals!! I just got married on 9/17/2011 and I ordered my centerpieces and all of my flowers from Rose Petals. I was in contact with the owner Shirley regarding what I had in mind for my flowers and centerpieces and she and her team exceeded all of my expectations! She not only helped with the flowers, but was right there by my side before I walked down the aisle holding my train and helping to calm my nerves. I had the BEST experience and am so thankful that I chose Rose Petals to help me with my wedding! I will never forget what an amazing job Shirley and her team did for me and my husband and I would reccommend them a million times over! Thanks Shirley!! Xoxo

21 Sept 2011 | Yelp.com Review
Julie T. - Carson City, NV
Shirley and Danny are amazing!!! She really listens and artfully creates the perfect ambiance. She does so much more than just flowers. She is clearly passionate about her work and pleasing her customers. The week of our wedding, we decided to move to plan B indoor space. Without missing a beat she redesigned the centerpieces (which guests talked about for days). We had a New Orleans funky theme and wanted bold colors. She dropped off beautiful flowers ready to use in my hair. Everything was beautiful. Highly recommend Shirley, who has also become a great friend!

20 Sept 2011 | Yelp.com Review
Krysta S. - Rancho Cordova, CA
Shirley IS AMAZING!!! Shirley is personable, creative and caring. I wasn't interested in doing anything elaborate on flowers (even considered doing some simple arrangements myself). But given the work, location (Sacramento area doing a wedding in Tahoe) and timing I felt it a better idea to connect with local florists in the Lake Tahoe area. I called a few different florists and Shirley worked one on one with me from the first phone call. Communication sold me:) She was able to take in all my thoughts and pull together what whe thought best fit my descriptions. She gave me a lot of flowers to research and decide what I liked best. I was able to google some stuff and talk it over with her. Most of all just the collaboration and connection (repoire) I developed with Shirley made me so comfortable with trusting her with almost every aspect of flowers in our wedding. I did travel to Shirley's home to meet with her and discuss over photo albums etc more ideas. Shirley kept me up to date with ideas and costs moment to moment. I fels Shirley went the extra mile to really accomodate all our wishes. I even had a last minute decoration I needed and she and her staff jumped on it and made it so special. I can't tell you the amazement and joy I had seeing our bouquets, boutinierres and arbor. I had tears in my eyes for how special she and her staff made each arrangement. It was a fairtale presentation. The love and passion for her career shines bright and she meant it when she said she loves her brides and will make that day so special. Shirley did what she said and I whole heartedly recommend Rose Petals Florist for your wedding; she will make your event!!!!

19 Sept 2011 | Yelp.com Review
Vicki T. - Deerfield, IL
Shirley is an amazing person as well as a very talented florist.
My daughter's wedding was scheduled to be in the Aspen Grove- it became a very difficult venue as the street was suddenly blocked off for Creek repair 4 days before the wedding! The flowers designed to capture the natural surroundings were no longer suitable for the indoor space the wedding was switched to. With 4 days notice Shirley totally re-designed the flowers & created amazing centerpieces & gave the New venue just the right feel to fit a New Orleans theme based on the the Jazz Band that was planned for the wedding. The very tall vases were really impressive without interfering with table conversation..
She made every detail special & even brought toy trucks for the 2 ring bearers. The jewel tones selected were gorgeous in the bouquets as well. Even thought she had many other weddings happening that weekend, she made my daughter & son-in-law's wedding special!
BTW: I found her on Yelp! The reviews were so true..

10 Sept 2011 | Yelp.com Review
Dennis D. - New Bern, NC
I couldn't more highly recommend Shirley and the Rose Petals Florist team for designing the flowers for our daughter's recent wedding at South Lake Tahoe. The wedding was planned from the East Coast with many emails and phone conversations with Shirley. She couldn't have been more helpful, friendly, or professional. We only wish we could have brought the gorgeous flower arrangements back home to NC with us!

28 July 2011 | Yelp.com Review
Barbara R. - Phelan, CA
I have never seen such beautiful flowers! Living 9 hours away, I really did not know what to expect since I was not able to see her work. However, they were beyond my expectations.

Her customer service is beyond what I expected as well. Every detail was taken care of..

Shirley, thank you for the amazing job you did for us. It was beautiful

Barbara Weber
Married Tahoe Queen - 7/23/11

27 July 2011 | Yelp.com Review
Yvette B. - Palmdale, CA
Customer service was exceptional!! We planned our wedding in Lake Tahoe by phone and Shirley asked all the right questions to determine what we wanted and how best to make our wedding beautiful. Our flowers were exactly what we envisioned. She tailored the bouquets to fit our outfits - contrasting bouquets to attire to ensure our pictures showed the flowers. Shirley picked up our cake, delivered it to our reception venue and decorated it. She then delivered our flowers to the ceremony site and pinned the guys and instructed us girls on how to best hold the bouquets.....and if that wasn't enough, she helped our friends in decorating the arbor which was above and beyond her contractual scope of work. We highly recommend Rose Petals, Shirley and her staff for all your floral needs in the Lake Tahoe area.

Much gratitude,
Dan and Yvette Burney

17 June 2011 | Yelp.com Review
Cecile Q. - Daly City, CA
I'm not big on flowers. I like them just like every other gal, but I guess I don't know enough about them to appreciate them as they deserve. So it came to my surprise after being in my friend's wedding last week up in Lake Tahoe, how much I loved these gorgeous flowers at her wedding! So much so, a week later, I just had to Yelp about it!

It so happens myself, my hubby and our 3yo daughter were all in the wedding, so I was able to really get up close and personal with all the flowers. The bouquets were fresh, well put together without being too much, modern yet sophisticated. When I was handed my bridesmaid bouquet I did a double take in admiration! I really appreciated the holders that the flowers were in and that they were not wrapped in ribbon/pins. My daughter was given a pomander as the flower girl and I was impressed that despite all her "moving" all the flowers still remained intact. My hubby's boutonniere aka the best man was absolutely perfect in detail and size.

I can't say anything about the costs nor the the florist herself. But the flowers were truly beautiful, great job and thanks!

31 May 2011 | Yelp.com Review
Karen D.. - Roseville, CA
My husband and I met Shirley, owner of Rose Petals back in March 2011 as we were deciding on a florist for our May 29th, 2011 wedding at a lakefront Tahoe home. Shirley welcomed us into her home to show us her many photo albums of her work, and to discuss our budget wants and needs for the day. She is a delight to work with and is so knowledgeable about flowers and took great care to work with us on every detail.

She also recommended local companies for cakes, massage, hairstylists and makeup. She is connected with many other local vendors for wedding planning and is eager to give suggestions and choices to soon to be wed couples.

As for the actual product Rose Petals delivered on our wedding day, the flowers were just perfect!! Shirley actually had the table centerpieces delievered one day early so we could enjoy them for our family party the night before - she wanted us to have the opportunity to enjoy the flowers for as many days as we could before leaving town. And to our suprise the centerpieces had sunken little glow lights in them so as the sun set and the lights went a little dimmer, the centerpieces were illuminated from the bottom up to the top, creating a spectacular effect that "wow'd" all our guests.

We chose Tahoe sunset colors of red, orange, burnt yellow and burgundy. The colors were absolutely sensational - the spray for the arch, the centerpieces, and most importantly the bridal bouquet were all matched in very rich and vibrant firey sunset shades that just made the room come alive. And flowers for the groom, children and mothers were just lovely.

I would highly recommend Rose Petals to anyone to create the most special floral jewelry on your wedding day venue!

28 Feb 2011 | Thank You Note
Cathy O. - Lake Tahoe, NV
I just wanted to say thank you for doing a wonderful job at our wedding at Edgewood on February 19th. I know things were a bit chaotic but I feel that you helped to ease the stress of the day. The flowers were amazing and your overall service was wonderful. I just wanted to tell you thank you and I will definitely recommend you to others.

11 Nov 2010 | Yelp.com Review
Lucille C. - Charlotte, NC
I had to start and restart my planning process with florists because I kept on running into their personal problems that they let get in the way of their work. With luck, I found Shirley of Rose Petals and she worked hard to help me play catch up with all my time lost with the others. She was more than a florist! With all the hectic mishaps of my planner, she smoothed things over since she knew all the vendors in town and kept everyone on top of things. This all was of course on top of making the most beautiful flower arrangements. They were so modern and innovative and fit my budget perfectly. Her personal touches really made the difference. I would recommend her to every bride to be because she not only makes gorgeous arrangements, but she is a wedding guardian angel.

15 Sept 2010 | Yelp.com Review
Bronson D. - Ogden, UT
I'm from Utah and really wanted to send some flowers to a girl I just began dating who just recently moved back to South Lake Tahoe. Being the poor college student that I am, I didn't have much money in my budget. I was hoping to only spend about $20-25 on flowers for her. I called a couple other flower stores in the area, but they charged a minimum of $35 in flowers and $10 delivery fee. That was way too much. After calling three or four places, I decided to try a place a bit further, but with more stars on their rating. I called up Rose Petals and spoke with the owner. We talked for about 15 minutes. I explained how the girl I was dating had just gone through a divorce and was having troubles with her ex, so I wanted to lighten her load with some flowers, but didn't have $45. She checked her delivery schedule and so happened to be delivering flowers near by her house that same day. She cut the cost of delivery and said she would give me a more expensive arrangement since i had to pay the minimum price. I ended up spending more money than I planned, but I did save some money and was happy in the end, knowing that I was taken care of! She was very personable and very understanding! If I send flowers anywhere in that area, regardless the price, I will do it through Rose Petals!!

4 June 2009 | Yelp.com Review
Anne M. - San Jose, CA
I chose Rose Petals Florist as a friend had gotten married in South Tahoe and recommended her highly. She said that Shirley (the owner) really went the extra mile for her and went above and beyond what a standard florist would do. She set up all the flowers at the wedding and then proceeded to delint the groomsmen and groom and make sure that everything was in order for the procession down the aisle. She worked with my budget and helped me out last minute with the centerpieces I was trying to do myself (to save money). Thanks to her, the flowers at my wedding were absolutely perfect and more beautiful than I imagined.