About Us

The terms “energetic”, “creative” and “innovative” are just a few that have been used to describe award-winning designer and visionary J.R. Navarro – president and co-founder of Decoratively Speaking Events since 1995. The name “Decoratively Speaking Events” was coined by Sandy Vandenakker.

J.R., along with his business partner, Maria Jarata Freeman, has teamed up with many well known and prestigious companies such as Lexus, Acura, The Ritz Carlton, St Francis Drake hotels, Abbott Vascular, The Make A Wish Foundation, Sheraton Hotels, Mercedes Benz and American Express Co. with hundreds of events from interior design to floral, wedding design and seasonal designs. DSE has been taken notice by the industry and clients coast to coast.

Decoratively Speaking Events has its roots in the floral design industry. The family owned a florist in the 70’s in the heart of San Francisco, California. J.R. grew up watching his mother create beautiful arrangements. As soon as he was old enough to strip a rose of thorns, he started designing.

With the amazing hard work and dedication of his co-workers and designers, Decoratively Speaking Events is growing each year. DSE’s vision of creative ideas, elegant cutting edge décor and a great amount of imagination has had clients returning every year.

J.R. developed his creative flair for the corporate world while working as a merchandiser to companies such as Crate & Barrel, Macy’s and even merchandising for a supermarket chain. An alumni of FIDM, Ohlone College, and IDI School of Design.

Our passion and great commitment to our clients are evident by not only our peers, but customers from all over the US. At Decoratively Speaking Events we provide “innovative designs for memorable events”. That is not only our mission statement-it”s a promise and goal.

Each year Decoratively Speaking Events participates in Bridal shows. We have been featured in Bride Guide magazine. We here at DSE would like to provide customers with the latest trends colors, and decor and are able to execute each event flawlessly.

For further information, comments or questions or to book your event or a consultation, please contact J.R. Navarro at JR@decorativelyspeakingevents.com or call in California 408-910-7948 and in South Florida Miami. In Tampa/St Pete Bay Area, please contact our Senior Marketing Director Walt Tart at 813-500-1422

“Innovative designs for memorable events”.

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