Spotlight on: The Petal Gypsy

The Petal Gypsy is an event florist in Middleboro, MA.

The Petal Gypsy is an owner-operated floral and event design studio that was founded on passion for art, the freedom of creativity, and love for working with each individual client.

You don’t have to have an extravagant budget to accomplish the wedding of your dreams!

Located on the South Shore of MA, just a stones throw away from Cape Cod, they also serve The Berkshires and locations in between.

Wondering if Amanda and her team travel to your area?
Click here to connect with them directly for your wedding or event.

Spotlight on: City Iris

City Iris is a floral design studio in New York City.

…Where weddings are a passion and happy brides are a must. Attention to detail, fresh and innovative designs and a promise to make your dreams a REALITY make us special. We take a special interest in your needs to ensure a pleasurable experience and a lifetime of memories.

City Iris is located in Manhattan and offers more than just beautiful flowers. From lighting, to menus and invitations, linens, to rental items and more, City Iris is a one-stop shop for all of your needs.

Click here to connect directly with Patrick and his team for your wedding or event.

Spotlight on: Seasonal Celebrations

Seasonal Celebrations is a wedding and event florist based in Belmont, CA.

Seasonal Celebrations was certified by Here Comes The Guide as a wedding florist in 2014 after reviewing our work, conducting extensive interviews with our Clients, and with vendors that have worked with us on two or more weddings. We are proud that our commitment to our Clients has earned us this distinctive certification and would love to help you make your wedding vision a reality.

Seasonal Celebrations is certified as a sustainable florist by California Green Business and a certified wedding florist, since 2014, by Here Comes The Guide. They offer a rental inventory and you can choose from three service packages designed to scale to your budget, making Seasonal Celebrations a one-stop shop for your floral needs.

Conveniently located in mid-Peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose, they serve the Bay Area and Napa/Sonoma.

Click here to connect directly with owner Laurie and her team for your wedding or event.

Spotlight on: Stellar Style Events

Stellar Style Events is an event design studio based in New York City.

Stellar Style Events, Floral & Event Design creates stellar experiences through designing floral installations for Weddings and Events. New York native and Founder Jacqueline Elfe believes that every client is a unique flower who needs the perfect floral combination and experience to tailor to their personal style and taste. Stellar Style Event’s talent has caught the eye of the media with features in Brides Magazine, Traditional Home, New York Wedding’s, Editor At Large, Its All About The Dress and Asian Fusion. With over 10 years in the business, Jacqueline’s style calling card is timeless elegance that is eternal.

Stellar Style Events serves New York including NYC, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.

Click here to connect directly with owner Jacqueline and her team for your wedding or event.

Spotlight on: About-Designs

About-Designs is an event design studio based in Weehawken, NJ.

About-Designs is a family business that was started in 2014 by sisters Eva and Sonya. Their love of plants, flowers and interiors came years earlier, during the first year of the interior design program at The Fashion Institute of Technology and junior year of high school, respectively. Their ability to assess a space while using the most appropriate interior products, flowers or plants, sets them apart in the industry. They strive to deliver a refined sensibility to all of their clients and projects.

About-Designs serves Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester County NY, Northern NJ (specifically Weehawken/Hoboken/Jersey City, Morristown, Red Bank, central NJ, Shore area of NJ), and parts of Long Island.

Click here to connect directly with Sonya and Eva team for your wedding or event.

What I Look For in a Florist

Our co-founder, Danit Zamir, explains what she looks for when she signs a Bloomerent florist to our community and why.

I didn’t know where to start once I became engaged and began to plan our wedding. Specifically, I wasn’t familiar with what things should cost, especially flowers. What I did know was that I had standards for who I was going to book as my florist and that I’d leave most of the creative control up to them since I didn’t have a strong preference. For me, it was important to know that I was working with a great florist who I could trust to deliver fresh, quality flowers and a beautiful display. Still, my flowers came at a steep price for someone with no preference. I would have loved to reuse someone else’s vision for a fraction of the cost and the same quality and florist.

I love getting to find and speak to new florists every day and make sure that our customers are always going to be in great hands when booking a Bloomerent florist, no matter who they choose or where they live.

Here are the top 5 things I look for in a Bloomerent florist:

  1. Response Rate
    • I value other people’s time and I do my best to show this by replying to every email I get in a timely manner. I expect the same when choosing a florist. While taking into consideration that florists are busiest on the weekends and the 1-2 days leading up to it, I expect a response within 48-72 hours of sending my email, even if it’s just to tell me that they will get back to me at a later time. If a florist doesn’t reply to an email in that time frame, it immediately makes me feel like customers won’t be able to rely on them to respond in a timely manner when they are planning their wedding. In many cases, florists will have an auto-reply on to let customers know that they are busy for wedding prep and when they will reply. Otherwise, I don’t want to feel like I’m chasing someone to allow me to give them my hard-earned money.
  2. Customer Reviews 
    • What are other people saying about their experience with you? Were they happy? Was the delivered product what was discussed in meetings? I check every single review available online before ever contacting a florist.
  3. Past Work
    • I always review photos of past work to get an idea of what the florist can do. Customers want to see photos of the what the florist has done in the past, especially to see if they’ve done anything that’s similar to their vision.
  4. Online Presence
    • This one’s tricky. I say that because not having a strong online presence doesn’t say anything about the ability of a florist or their great work and service; however, most customers want to see a website and presence on some, or all, social media platforms for their vendors. Our preference is always to work with florists who have a strong online presence but it’s not a requirement if everything else is met.
  5. Repurposing
    • Something I learned at the very start of Bloomerent was that most florists already return to venues after events because the vases are rented. When they return to pick up the rented vases, they also pick up any leftover flowers. When I speak to florists, I always ask them if they do this, because it immediately lets me know that they know exactly how to make sure that every second event will have a great experience and beautiful flowers.

It’s important to note that florists work so hard and it often goes unnoticed by customers until they see it first-hand upon meeting with and booking a florist. There is a lot that goes into creating your perfect event blooms, beyond arranging them for hours (think sourcing the flowers, ordering, delivery, dealing with anything that goes wrong, labor, delivery, setup, to name a few). Just as we value our customers choosing a great florist and having the best experience, we also educate our customers to understand florist pricing and creating a happy experience for the florist, too.

Do you know a florist who would be a great fit for Bloomerent? Let us know!

 

Spotlight on: Flowers by Stem

Flowers by Stem is a full-service floral design firm in Chicago, IL.

Flowers by stem is an event-only floral design firm for weddings and events in and around the Chicago area. Their belief is that flowers can inspire beautiful moments, whether it be a bouquet as unique as you are, or a vibrant centerpiece that captures the essence of your celebration. Flowers by Stem brings your vision to life using quality, seasonal flowers and loves creating innovative, one-of-a-kind experiences through their flowers and drawn closely from their client’s inspirations. Owner/Lead Designer Stephanie Stopka will work with you to deliver your vision using the highest quality flowers available.

Flowers by Stem is located in Chicago, IL and serves the surrounding area.

Click here to connect directly with Stephanie and her team for your wedding or event.

Spotlight on: Fern Studio

Fern Studio is an event florist in Columbia, South Carolina.

Fern Studio is a boutique floral & event design studio based in the heart of South Carolina. Their designs emphasize nature-inspired garden flowers and seasonal blooms. They take on a limited amount of weddings each year which allows them to offer completely custom designs and personalized service.

Owner Sarah Swinson Shell and her team were chosen as one of Martha Stewart Wedding’s Top 62 Floral Designers in the Country. Their work has been featured in the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, on the covers of Flower Magazine and Smitten Magazine, and in Weddings Unveiled, Magnolia Rouge, Carolina Bride, Southern Weddings, OnceWed, Style Me Pretty, Grey Likes Weddings, Wedding Chicks, Snippet and Ink, and others.

Fern Studio is located in Columbia, S.C. and services the surrounding areas. Most of their weddings are in the Carolinas, but they are available for travel and have flowered weddings from Costa Rica to California.

Click here to connect directly with their team for your event.

Spotlight on: Royal Services and Events

Royal Services and Events is an event florist and planner in Tampa, FL.

With 15 years of combined experience & expertise, co-owners Ashanti Lauren and Victoria King have the perfect team to execute and implement your vision and make it a reality. Ashanti and Lauren are certified wedding planners and florists, making them a one-stop shop for all of your event needs. Ashanti, the lead floral designer, has attended floral design classes internationally in order to bring new innovative styles and designs to the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. Their work has been in BRIDES, Tampa Bay Weddings, Marry Me Tampa Bay, Borrowed & Blue,

Royal Services and Events is available in Tampa and the surrounding areas, including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Sarasota and Tallahassee.

Click here to connect directly with their incredible team for your event.

Spotlight on: Turner Flowers

Turner Flowers is a full-service florist based in Ottawa, Kansas.

In 1936, Ralph Turner opened Turner Greenhouse on his farm near Ottawa. Over 80 years later, his family is still dedicated to providing your family with the nicest, freshest flowers and plants for any occasion. Turner Flowers is one of eastern Kansas’ premier wedding florists, providing services to nearly 100 brides each year.

Turner Flowers serves the Kansas City area, including Olathe, Overland Park, Paola, Louisburg, Spring Hill, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Topeka, Osage City, Melvern, Emporia, Garnett, Wellsville and Baldwin City. If you don’t see your area nearby, just ask them. They’re willing to travel!

Click here to connect directly with the Turner team for your wedding or event!