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What an absolute pleasure dealing with Marie from "In Full Bloom". From what I have seen on this website, most reviews come from the brides. As the mother of the bride, in this case, I just had to write about how exquisite the flowers were at my daughters wedding.
With that said, I am hoping that this fact will hold a great amount of value in what I am about to say. And because I'm not as young as those who have written here before me and I myself have had many years of experience in business myself. This should solidify how I feel about Marie as a wonderful talented business women to deal with.
Through my years of experience I can tell when someone has great experience, confidence in their work and expertise in their field. I can tell when that business person has respect for their clients and patience to explain the details of the job they do, always willing to answer questions. And so importantly as well, is that Marie and her staff just have this great gift of talent. Which is so evident in the flower arrangements Marie makes and how she treats her clients.
She treats every wedding or party she is working on as a tribut to what that clients sees in their hearts desire. She did so for my daughters wedding. The bouquets on every table were breathtaking. As well as how they created a mood for the type of venue we had the wedding at. The table flower arrangements went so well, with the feel of the ballroom at the Bourne Mansion, were we had the wedding, they actually enhanced they they era of the room. As beautiful as that reception ballroom is, without the arrangements Marie made up to be placed on the tables, the room would not have looked they same. Without those flowers she helped us chose to make up the arrangements, that were placed on the tables, the room would have looked very bland with no dimension or color. What Marie did, was she brought up the total effect about 100%.
During my visits to the Bourne Massion prior to my daughters wedding, I saw other florists setting up the room for the wedding of that day. It was then that I realized how important having the right florist was to do the flowers. I am so glad we chose to hire In Full Bloom. There was no comparison from what I saw of those other florists, to the flowers Marie and her team had made up for the wedding we had for my daughter wedding and reception. That same quailty and beauty carried over to the bouquet my daughter walked down the isle with, as with the bridesmaids bouquets, and the suggested choice of flower for the groom and his groomsmen. Which were also all just as beautiful and carefully put together. And there was this huge opulent flower arrangement when you first entered the mansion, on the center hall table which greeted every guest coming in, setting the mood for the wedding.
Marie's taste is impectible. The quality of her flowers that she insists on working with are the freshest you could get. And the range and choices of flowers that she makes available are just so wonderful. She will never let you make a bad choice or let you down in any way. She and her staff worked so very hard in what they did for my daughters wedding. As they would for every party they work on. As well as they all are a pleasure to deal with. Dealing with In Full Bloom, was one aspect of this wedding that caused no problems no headaches, just a pleasure to deal with them.
I booked In Full Bloom for my August 29th, 2014 wedding and from the moment I met Marie, I knew that she had to be the person designing my flowers for my special day. She is a true artist and expert at her craft; providing the most unique and personalized designs for her brides. And what a lovely person and pleasure to work with!! She listened intently and completely understood my vision and then brought it to life in ways that were more beautiful than I had imagined. On our wedding day, my husband and I (and all of our guests!) were in awe of how incredibly gorgeous and elegant everything looked! Everywhere we turned, In Full Bloom had captured our English Garden / Vintage Chic theme with their vintage decor and stunning flowers in all of the right spots. From lace and pearl embellishments on our bouquets to unique and stunning vases, candles, and centerpiece stands -- every item and detail she suggests and uses is gorgeous, only to be topped off by the most beautiful floral designs. In Full Bloom helped to create the exact ambiance that I wanted for my wedding day, and without their expertise, it would not have been the same. The centerpieces and floral candelabras were the most breathtaking, the display on our dais was chic and unlike anyone else's, and the candle display Marie designed for our fireplace mantle was stunning! I couldn't be happier with the professionalism, attention to detail, timeliness, responsiveness, personal touches and extra thought and care Marie and her team put in to each and every floral piece. I highly recommend Marie and the entire staff at In Full Bloom -- they are top notch in every way!
Chris and In Full Bloom did such an amazing job with our wedding on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Mansion at Timber Point. We couldn't have been happier with the service they provided. The flowers were more beautiful than I could have imagined. They helped make our wedding a dream come true. We highly recommend them to others for future events. Everything was perfect!!!
Working with In Full Bloom for my wedding was the best choice I could have made. They were helpful and a pleasure to work with. On the day of my wedding they came to my house to show my bridesmaids and I how to properly hold our flowers and then went out of their way to go to my husbands house and help them put their boutonnieres on. This is an A++ company.
In Full Bloom was the recommended florist of our venue, Timber Point, but like we did with all of our vendors we met with a few different ones to make sure we were getting exactly what we wanted. I had met with two other florists before In Full Bloom, but neither one felt right. Chris at In Full Bloom was great to work with and knows exactly what her customers want. She brought my vision to life and stayed within my budget which was extremely appreciated. Whenever I called the shop to schedule an appointment, go over something or make a payment everyone was super friendly and helpful. Our room looked absolutely beautiful and we have gotten so many compliments. All the bouquets were beautiful as well!
Marie and her team at In Full Bloom did an amazing job decorating for our wedding. Everyone could not stop talking about the magnificent branch and flower chuppah that they constructed. It was exactly what we had envisioned for our wedding ceremony. While we were pleased with the end result, there were many miscommunications with the florist that caused some stress. I would recommend that if you do not have a clear picture of what you want during your initial consultation visit (color, flower type, design, style, etc.), you need to be very explicit with your final decisions and make sure that this is understood. We had some issues where, for example, there was an initial discussion of certain colors that were being considered and then follow up discussions identifying the colors that we in fact wanted, however our mock-up was based on the initial discussion of "maybes" versus the discussion and several pictures of what we decided. Whenever there was some sort of mistake or miscommunication, the florist became very defensive and accused us of telling her different things. In the end, she finally understood our vision and put together beautiful arrangements. I would definitely recommend In Full Bloom for your special day.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with In Full Bloom. Chris worked closely with me from the very beginning to get my vision just right. My flowers came out amazing and were exactly what I wanted. I would recommend In Full Bloom to any bride and look forward to the possibility of working with them in the future!
Marie at In Full Bloom was an absolute pleasure to work with. From our very first phone conversation, I could tell that she is extremely good at what she does. She gave me great advice while still listening to me and trying to really understand my vision. I was an out-of-town bride so I never got to see any arrangements in person and all of our consultations were done over the phone or email, but she was very responsive while working with me and she sent me sample pictures of my arrangements so that I could get an idea of what everything would look like. She was extremely patient and flexible with me as I changed my mind several times about different things, and she was always willing to tweak things to my liking even in the weeks leading up to the wedding. On the day of the wedding I was blown away by how beautiful all of the flowers were, from the ceremony alter arrangement, to the reception centerpieces, to all of the bouquets. My bridal bouquet was especially stunning and was exactly what I wanted. Everything exceeded my expectations and was exactly as I had envisioned it. Thank you Marie for making my dream a reality!
From the first meeting I had with Marie, I knew I was going to love her work. I told her what I was thinking for my bouquet and centerpieces and she put together an awesome sample that was exactly what I was looking for. In the months leading up to the wedding (and especially in the last few weeks), I had multiple changes due to my ever changing ideas about colors, style, etc. I often spoke with Toni who was always very helpful and quick to respond. If she knew Marie was going to be out for a day, she would let me know so that I was not expecting a response. We had a fairly large wedding and a lot of tables, so Marie was willing to work with us on budget. She always gave us ideas to think about (putting flowers on cocktail tables, fireplace mantels, etc.), but she was never pushy about selling her services. She was very knowledgeable about our venue so she had great suggestions about how to set everything up and where to place decorations, etc. I was running late at the salon on the day of the wedding and Marie had arrived at the hotel with the bouquets before I was able to get there. She was insistent on staying so that she could make sure that I was happy with everything. Everything was absolutely perfect,so there was no reason she had to wait, but I really appreciated that she wanted to make sure everything was up to the bride's standards. When we arrived at the venue, Marie was there setting up. The room looked beautiful and I was so happy with the end result. Marie and her team were such a pleasure to work with, both in terms of service and quality. I would recommend In Full Bloom to anyone.
I can't recommend In Full Bloom highly enough. Marie was terrific to work with and all of the floral arrangements came out exactly the way I envisioned them. I would go back to In Full Bloom in a heartbeat!
I can’t even put into words how happy I am that we decided to use In Full Bloom for our wedding flowers. My parents live in the neighborhood so we had been in many times to get flowers for special occasions and we knew that they do a good job. Chris was a pleasure to work with and after showing her some pictures of what I liked, she was able to create tablescapes and bouquets that were beyond beautiful. They make sure to take the time to work with you and tailor the flowers to your individual style. It is clear that they truly care about what they do and take pride in their work. My guests could not stop raving about how beautiful the flowers were. I would absolutely recommend using them for your wedding.
Marie did an incredible job. I brought her all of my ideas and she executed beyond my greatest dreams. Such a pleasure to work with and quality second to none.
Simply amazing! Love Chris she is an amazing designer my flowers were stunning
I loved working with Marie at In Full Bloom. She really took the time to understand what I liked and help me bring my vision to life. She was very hands on and did all deliveries and set-ups herself which left me feeling very confident. Would highly recommend to any bride!
I just want to say thank you! The flower arrangements you created for our wedding were absolutely stunning. Each piece that you and your staff designed for our special day was beautiful and elegant. We could not have asked for a more talented, professional, and accommodating florist to work with. Thank you for all of your hard work, expertise, and eye-for-perfection. When I originally thought of having fan bouquets, never did I envision just how exceptionally gorgeous they would have turned out. I know that in future years, I will enjoy looking at our wedding pictures and reminiscing about the flowers that made our wedding so special. Thank you again!
Words can’t express how amazing the flowers were for our daughter's wedding. Breathtaking -a word I have never used before. Every floral was unbelievably creative and beautiful, intricate and unique tying in all of the elements we had talked about! There was summer, fall, girls’ dresses, men's tuxes- blended in so perfectly. I always said that I just wanted everything to be "right". Nothing standing out and pulling you away from what you should be seeing. Obviously Marie understood. After seeing the sample arrangement, we were completely confident Marie really got our vision and how to execute that vision. When we walked into the Carlyle, we were speechless and teary. The newlywed table had 3 small, low arrangements with all the textures, colors and elements of the larger arrangements. The table arrangements completely floored us as I never envisioned how gorgeous and flowing they could be. Like the bouquets, there were succulents, slipper orchids, small kale, roses, winterberries, ivy, hydrangea, and more. The room had warm, comfortable feeling as if it was a dinner party in our home that I have never seen at another wedding. Everyone says how beautiful, elegant and classic it looked due to the flowers and candlesticks. We planned and did everything we could to make this wedding the one we hoped and dreamed of all of our lives for our girl. It was the best day of our lives. Marie's talent and creative vision did this for us. The beautiful flowers everywhere we looked tied everything together and made it all perfectly "right”. We were going for classic and elegant and she gave us just that. It is as if Marie knew our daughter forever reflected her in every piece. In Full Bloom gave the entire wedding a beauty that is beyond words My eyes are misty again thinking about our first joyful look at the bridal bouquet and when we were dazzled by the ballroom. We can only thank Marie and her amazing staff from the bottom of our hearts. They have truly given us a treasure!
Marie...I wanted to call you today to tell you what an outstanding job you did with everything! But...every time I went to pick up the phone I became emotional, so I thought it would be better today to email you....You exceeded our expectations! WOW! It was MAGICAL! You transformed The "Carlyle On The Green" into a fairytale wedding for Gina & Bobby. You can just feel the beautiful energy of the work from "IN FULL BLOOM" ....you put your heart & soul into each bouquet & centerpiece. Everything was so lovingly finished! The bridesmaids LOVED their bouquets and Gina was awestruck by her magnificent bouquet...it was "PERFECT"...extremely difficult to do with her expectations set so high...BUT...you certainly pulled out all the stops! My daughter will be talking about you for a long time to come...you created beautiful memories for the most special day of her life! When you came through the door at the house to deliver the flowers...I will never forget the expression on her face....because of you...she was glowing & beaming!!! The flowers on the pews in the church were outstanding...and the flowers on the altar...I could not stop staring at them throughout the ceremony. EVERYONE was commenting on the flowers from the church right through to the reception. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the time, effort and individual personal attention you provided for us! You are amazing Marie! I hope every bride comes to visit you at "IN FULL BLOOM"! Terry
I do not like too many flowers and most weddings have large floral arrangements. We love candles. So,I needed someone who could bring my vision to life with a bit of professional help as to what would look great. We had seen samples of our centerpieces and flowers, but I would have never imagined that they would look so great the day of. Our guests were blown away with our centerpieces and the amount of flowers used for the entire wedding was just right.
I am long overdue to write this review, but Marie and her team at In Full Bloom are amazing!!
When I visited Marie at her shop in Farmingdale over 3 years ago, I'll admit I was a bit nervous for the sheer fact that I didn't really know what kind of flowers I was looking for. I was working with a fall theme, but didn't know the specifics on colors, flowers, centerpieces, etc. I had visited a few other florists prior to my visit with Marie and they asked me for a great deal of specifics on my preferences, which I really didn't have. During my meeting with Marie, she set my anxieties to rest. We casually went through a number of photos and ideas - the whole time she was taking mental notes on my preferences.
I came back a short time after and she compiled some ideas for my review - it was almost like she had read my mind and I barely said a word! Every arrangement was exactly what I was looking for! She was an absolute pleasure to work with - all of us brides out there know we can get frazzled sometimes, but Marie's calming presence and demeanor made the process so much easier.
From a quality perspective - her flowers are unmatched. The centerpieces, the bouquets, everything was GORGEOUS! I loved working with Marie so much that I referred her to 3 other friends who were equally as pleased with her work!
Marie - thank you again for providing some of the most beautiful flowers I have seen for our special day.
Carlyle on the Green 10/30/10
I contacted Chris at In Full Bloom when we decided to have our wedding in NY. A friend had used IFB for her wedding and her flowers were beautiful, so I knew I would get great quality. When Chris said she delivered to NYC, I was sold. We had only minor hiccups (to be fair, I was planning from CA so communication wasn't the easiest), but Chris worked with my budget to create my vision, then had me come in to the shop when I was in NY to show me some flowers and, of course, they were gorgeous and exactly what I had imagined. The day of, the flowers showed up a little later than I was told they would, but everything still went fairly smoothly. Also, heads up, the final payment is due in cash or check, which was something I hadn't noticed in the contract, especially since the deposit was able to be paid by credit card. All in all, beautiful flowers, the price was right, and the service was good!
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