119 total reviews
I had the pleasure of working with Virgil. When I first met him I had a bunch of ideas of what I envisioned for my wedding. He helped me narrow down my ideas and came up with the perfect flowers and table arrangements for my wedding. He was very easy to talk to and had no doubt he would provide great service the day of the wedding. I would highly recommend Pedestals Floral Decorators, not only because of Virgil but because even when I wasn't dealing with Virgil, the rest of the staff was courteous and pleasant to deal with.
I used Pedestals from a recommendation, and boy am I happy I did. Virgil is amazing, we discussed what I wanted, then we worked out how to get that look within my budget, never sacrificing quality. Day of, the flowers were fresh, beautiful, and lasted throughout the night, not one wilt! I absolutely got my moneys worth, and I highly recommend any NY bride to skip the Manhattan cost and commute and get the same quality and style from Pedestals. Ask for Virgil, that man is a wizard with design.
Absolutely amazing. Robert took great care of us and our flowers were gorgeous. The center pieces he created were divine. The flowers were so fresh it took 3 weeks to dry out my bouquet!
Our initial meeting with our consultant and the plans and mock-ups he made went wonderfully. We were pleased with the price and the quality of what we were promised. However, about 2 weeks before the event our consultant stopped working there - somtheing the company never told us but which was discovered fortuitously. However, this prevented us from being able to discuss last minute details with the person we had been dealing with for months, and were just promised everything would be as expected.
Unfortunately, everything was NOT as promised. We were told we would have the chuppah covered in flowers - insteand, it was merely a presentable facade on top, with sufficient but skimpy flowers running up the support poles. There was a staircase that was going to be encased in several streams of flowers; instead, there was one garland wraped around the banister. The basket for the flower girl was unsuable; it was too small and filled with other items that prevented us from placing any petals in it; we were forced to improvise and we came up with a basket of our own that we decorated ourselves. Finally, the table settings, while pretty, were less filled than was shown to us, and some colors were different than what we agreed to. Furthermore, there seemed to be no one in charge and no one who really appeared to be accountable for questions and problems.
The flowers were suficient enough that the glorious mood of the event was not diminished, and no one but the immediate family was aware of any of the shortcomings mentioned above; however, what we agreed to and paid for was not delivered in full, and it left us feeling slightly taken advantage of. Just something to keep in mond if you choose this vendor.
My flowers on my wedding day were so beautiful and perfect. They were just what I pictured they would look like. Virgil helped me at Pedestals and he was so great! My centerpieces were the three pillars with floating candles and LED lights that I gave to them to put in the pillars. Flowers also surrounded the pillars and they were breath taking. My bouquet was gorgeous and they used part of my mom's wedding dress to wrap my bouquet in. My bridesmaids, maid of honor and flower girl flowers looked amazing as well as the mother's flowers, father's flowers, and groomsmen. I would definitely recommend Pedestals!
Nadia was the consultant for my wedding and she's a pleasure to work with! She tried to be as helpful as possible and made the process fun. She's also very good with replying to emails. They are pricey but they do a beautiful job the day of. My bouquet was stunning - it was slightly different then we had spoken about but still beautiful and unique. My centerpieces were airy and made the room gorgeous. I did expect something different for my bridesmaid bouquet though...colors were off so I wasn't very happy about them. *Advice: Make sure you see a sample for everything you're ordering.* I changed my centerpiece design a few times too after I saw the sample. Work with Nadia!
Robert at Pedestal was recommended to us by my mother's best friend and was very accommodating and helpful, and the flowers were beautiful. He was very receptive to photos we showed him and also showed us other photos and examples, and our blue and white low centerpieces, huppah, and bouquets were beautiful. While our initial idea had been for plant centerpieces made up of several small potted houseplants for guests to take home individually at the end, Pedestal would have had to go through another vendor for this and it would have cost an extra $500, and additionally although I had very much wanted organic and/or local flowers, due to family medical issues I didn't push for this for the extra headache and since my mother very much wanted Pedestal, and everything they did for us was certainly beautiful. The huppah with birch branches, a small amount of greenery, and two small talises that we brought over was perfect, as were the bridesmaid bouquets and bridal bouquet, with unwrapped stems as I had requested. Robert was accessible by phone and e-mail and made small adjustments that we requested shortly before the wedding, such as having an extra centerpiece that was in the package split up into smaller bunches for the cocktail hour. While we didn't get to support the organic flower industry as I had hoped, the flowers and huppah were beautiful and Pedestal was able to make our visions into reality for our beautiful wedding day.
I worked with Virgil for my wedding - this was the third time my family used Pedestals! Virgil was really amazing to work with, he remembered my family and really took care of us. He could envision what I wanted and really pulled through with it!! The flowers on the wedding day were fresh and beautiful, exactly as expected. The only downside was that the throw petals for church were missing, and the flowers for my cake were also not delivered. Luckily, we had extra flowers for the cake but had to make-do without petals for our ceremony.
Nadia at pedestals was amazing. She was able to put together a beautiful centerpiece on my budget as well as a chuppah, and bouquets. Many of my guests were commenting on how beautiful everything was. The bouquets lasted for days after the wedding and were just as beautiful. Nadia asked to see pictures of my dress before the wedding so that they could best design a bouquet to compliment it. I couldn't have asked for a better florist!
They have been amazing from my sisters Bridal Shower June 6,2010, her Wedding on August 7, 2010 to my Bridal Shower June 24, 2012 and Wedding August 31, 2012 and now my sisters Baby Shower June 8, 2014 we have received nothing but the most impeccable service and the best quality in flowers! Robert and Nicole Versaggi are fantastic, they helped us execute complete perfection that not only stunned us but left our guests for all occasions blown away! Nicole worked with me diligently for my sisters baby shower and every decorative detail was executed flawlessly. We will always remain loyal Pedestals clients and HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for the ultimate experience in not just floral décor but in complete room transformations from start to finish. THANK YOU!!!!
We worked with Virgil who helped personalize my wedding venue with the most beautiful flowers. I can't even list the different kinds of flowers they used b/c it would be too long. People were calling dibs on the taking the centerpieces home but we had the venue break them down so that every single woman could go home with a small bouquet. (That something that the venue can do for you). The flowers were fresh. The colors were outstanding. It really made the room pop. People's mouths dropped when they saw them.
Great company. They stand by their word.
When I first booked my wedding at Westbury Manor, I ran into a bride who had just ordered her flowers at Pedestals. She told me that she had been all over and that Pedestals prices were comparable even lower than local competitors but that the level of professionalism and service could not be beat. Since I did not know this woman, I did my own research and traveled all over Long Island and Queens looking for a florist. Pedestals was my last stop and I discovered that the bride I had met was right. While not the cheapest, they were certainly not the most expensive and the higher price is easily justified by their service and professionalism. I met with Nadia and could not have been happier. She worked with me to define my vision and what I wanted the flowers to look like. I was able to see fully made samples in their showroom before the wedding, so there were no surprises. Nadia was excellent; the flowers were not just dropped off at the venue, she made sure everything was set up appropriately, decorated the cake with fresh flowers, lit votive candles everywhere, and just made everything look amazing. To boot, Nadia's vendor recommendations were instrumental in helping me plan the rest of my wedding. Ultimately, I took her suggestions for DJ, Photographer, and Hair/Make-up and I am happy with all my choices. I very strongly recommend Nadia at Pedestals Floral Decorators to anyone who needs floral arrangements.
The flowers for our wedding in March were spectacular. Virgil at Pedestals was able to take the vision I had in my head and create amazing centerpieces and bouquets.
Walking in to our venue for the first time took my breath away as the tall centerpieces all looked absolutely amazing.
Great vendor - the flowers looked amazing and were all very fresh.
We chose Pedestals for our flower arrangements for our wedding on Long Island. We worked with Virgil who was amazing. We gave him a very short window to pull it all together and he did. We knew what we wanted and through his creativity and vision we got more than we could have asked for.
Our chuppah was perfect! Simple and elegant. We thank everyone at Pedestals for coordinating the flowers for our wedding! We highly recommend them!
I didn't use many floral pieces at my wedding because of personal choice, but the few pieces I had from Pedestals were FANTASTIC! My bouquet was gorgeous, full of bright fall colors, and they even made a piece for me in a pumpkin! The few pieces I had certainly were a statement and absolutely beautiful. The delivery was prompt and all the flowers looked great!
I just got married two weeks ago and Nadia at Pedestals did such an amazing job with our bouquets, boutonnieres, floral arrangements and room setup. She made our wedding special and unique and really did a wonderful job of adding personal touches to our order. The prices were competitive with other florists that I had looked at, however, the quality far surpassed other weddings that I have been to. Thank you to Nadia and the staff!!
We used Rob at Pedestals and he was absolutely amazing. He took my ideas and brought them to life. I cried when I saw the samples. He truly created the romantic setting that I want - my guests kept saying it was like a fairy tale. Thank you Rob for everything!!!
My aggrangements were absolutely beautiful and within my budget. Joseph worked with me and my vision came to life. They are the best.
We met with Rob and hit it off the bat right away. He loved our ideas and then made them better. The day we saw the sample we cried - it was better than we imagined. The flowers made the party come to life, the exact enchanted forest we imagined! He was easy to work with and very responsive. Highly reccomend.
Joseph our consultant did a wonderful job with our flowers. They looked exactly as I described and pictured. Not sure how price compared to other vendors as we didn't look at any others - but the end result was beautiful.
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Pedestals Floral Decorators
At Pedestals we pride ourselves in giving our clients the personal touch they need, in creating breathtaking works of art ranging from simple to elaborate. The art of floral design is one of the most important aspects in creating the ambience of a wedding or special event.
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
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