48 total reviews
When I first met with Toni, she asked me for a few words to describe my overall vision for the wedding and I said something like "vintage romance" and our colors were gray and "pale, soft, romantic pink" and was adamant about no "Barbie" pink. I had a few random picture of flowers I pinned from Pinterest and the Knot that I showed Toni and she instantly understood what I was looking for.
We were married outside at the Hyatt next to the lighthouse so we needed some ceremony flowers to create a central focal point at the ends of the aisle, and flowers down the rows of chairs. Toni's creations were nothing short of amazing. She framed the aisle exactly the way I envisioned if not better. The shabby chic, unstructured arrangements were just the loose and romantic look I wanted. She provided pillars and banistuals for the flowers that stayed put in the high winds that day.
For the reception, I wanted a combination of high and low centerpieces and Toni created stunning arrangements. The lower version was a vintage mercury glass vase with shades of pale pink and cappuccino colored roses, pale pink peonies, and white hydrangea with silvery dusty miller. The taller version was on a white candelabra with a few perfectly placed crystals dripping down.
My bouquet was perfect - the perfect size, shape, and colors to complement my vision. The bridesmaids flowers were complementary to the shade of the dress (I sent Toni a dress swatch).
For the men, Toni created lovely (yet masculine!) boutonnieres that matched the overall look and feel of the wedding.
Our wedding was about three months ago and people are still raving about how amazing the flowers were.
Thank you, Toni!!
Toni completely nailed our vision for our elegant winter wedding. When we met back in June, she was accommodating and flexible to our design style and budget needs. She was always available to answer any questions by email or phone. If she couldn't contact me personally, there was always an assistant in touch.
The morning of my wedding, she delivered a gorgeous arrangement with a card sent by my husband. She came back later in the afternoon and absolutely amazed me with my "go big or go home" bouquet. I cannot say enough about how absolutely stunning my bouquet was. It was fresh and full of every type of flower we had discussed at our meeting. The best part was that the anemones had perfectly opened up just in time for the ceremony. The black centers looked amazing! Toni also attached my rosary beads to the bottom for just the look I wanted.
Our ceremony and reception arrangements were perfect and elegant. All white hydrangeas which were full and lush with beautiful candlelight. I just can't say enough about what Toni did for Jason and I. Not only were our flowers amazing, but the Christmas decorations and arrangements all around our venue (OceanCliff) were done by Toni as well. This made for our perfect winter wedding.
Thank you, Toni!
I do not know where to start in expressing my gratitude for Toni's beautiful work. She and her team did a fantastic job with the floral design for our wedding at Glen Manor. I cannot say that I was surprised as it was so easy working with her entire team from the very beginning. When I first approached her for a consultation, I remember the warmth, professionalism, and enthusiasm she showed me. When (all) other florists balked at my conservative floral budget, Toni embraced me and my ideas, telling me that anything was possible and that I deserved to feel special for my big day. I still remember when Toni said that she wouldn't want florists treating her daughter as if her budget wasn't worth their time and so she wouldn't treat me that way. To have someone of her caliber and experience say that put me at ease. Though we never met in person prior to the wedding, I always had the utmost confidence in her and her work. She and her team answered my questions and reassured me every step of the way. She made my vision a reality.
I cannot tell you how many compliments we received on the floral arrangements during our wedding. The rooms at Glen Manor looked elegant and regal. The bridesmaids' bouquets were classic and perfect. My bouquet was out of this world. I will never forget the way the gardenias smelled that day and it is one of my favorite wedding memories. At the reception, I couldn't imagine throwing my bouquet and so I gifted it to my mother seeing as how gardenias are her favorite flowers. The candlelight throughout Glen Manor set the scene for a magical evening. Everything was absolutely breathtaking!
Toni is an angel. I hope that I will one day be able to work with her again for another event.
Absolutely loved the flower arrangements & bouquets Toni made for our wedding. Even more beautiful that what I was visioning. Very talented, quick to follow-up, and SO happy with her service!! :)
Toni is an extremely talented florist. Toni herself listened to my vision and had many great ideas of her own. She even offered to try a few things on my behalf. The flowers on my wedding day were stunning- just what I wanted and so many of my guests complimented them. They were truly special and I couldn't be happier!
Toni and her team are the best! We met with Toni well before we had picked out our wedding color theme, and by just meeting us and without much info at all, she pulled together some photos of floral arrangements she thought we might like... and totally captured the look I had in mind! Throughout the entire planning process Toni was easy going and professional. Our wedding was weeks ago, and we are still getting compliments on the flowers and décor she provided. She worked directly with our other vendors to ensure everything would go exactly as she planned, and she showed up in person to give her best wishes and deliver my bridal bouquet the morning of the wedding. If you're looking for a personalized and stress free experience, Toni Chandler's the way to go!
We went to Toni because we were told that she was the lady to go to. She seemed to really listen to our ideas at our initial meeting and be on the same page as us. We requested Dahlias specifically as the focal and gave her my pinterest account as a reference point when it came closer to the event. She was expensive but we thought worth it because she seemed to get us and seemed to get on that personal level.
However, when the day of the wedding came, do not get me wrong, she did a good job however there was not ONE dahlia except for at cocktail hour. I specifically wanted them in centerpieces/bouquets. We had been there two days prior for our final meeting and saw the same floral arrangements that were at the wedding that was set up already. It was almost as though she threw them back in her freezer and used them two days later at our wedding.
We got hydrangeas which isn't a sin with Newport however I'm not an idiot on the expensive hydrangeas vs the ones you can pull from a tree anywhere.
Absolutely the best florist! Toni helped us with all of our ideas and kept everything within our budget - even offer up some tips to cut down the cost. All our wedding guests raved about the bouquets, center pieces, and all the flowers arrangements around our venue. Truly spectacular!
Working with Toni was one of the highlights of my wedding planning process. From day one, Toni provided excellent customer service and truly cared to bring my vision to reality. She was very accessible, innovative in her designs, mindful of remaining within budget, and just a delight to work with on a regular basis. The meeting with my mother and Toni in Newport was one of the best planning memories!
The day of the wedding, the flowers looked more gorgeous than I had ever imagined! Toni hand delivered all the flowers to my suite in beautiful, rustic baskets- everyone was speechless at how amazing everything looked. A talented, professional, and kind-hearted artist!
I liked Toni right off the bat when I met her. She was pleasant, friendly, and (most important) really interested in listening to what I wanted for my flowers. Also very important: she understood that I did not have unlimited money and was willing to work with me on the prices. I had some florists providing quotes that were twice as much as what I ultimately paid with Toni, and I did not feel that I had to sacrifice quality at all. She did a beautiful job on all the flowers. It was exactly what I wanted-- simple, classic arrangements of peonies and roses with hydrangeas and other touches of blue. It worked perfectly with the bridesmaids' dresses and my dress, and it made the reception look very pretty.
...and everyone agreed. Toni and I were pretty much on the same page for just about everything, although there were a couple details I felt fell a little short of their price.
The tables were lovely, lanterns and bridesmaids bouquets perfect, but we had been so excited for Christmas trees to be part of the mix, that I was a little disappointed with the quality of the fake ones that showed up. For what we paid to 'rent' them, we could have purchased much nicer ones ourselves and while she was dead on with the satin trimming on the tables and bouquets, the ribbon used to dress the trees was completely off. The rest of the room was deep red and crimson, while she used a candy apple red on the trees - I don't think anyone but me really noticed, but it almost looked cheesy.
Overall, Toni was easy to work with, had great ideas and followed through with execution, I'm just not sure what happened with those trees.
toni made beautiful flowers for our wedding. She was able to see my vision and deliver it. I was interested in a simple classic style of pink, green, and yellow peonies and roses. Toni did an amazing job. I had several comments from friends and family on how amazing and professional the flowers were. In addition, during the meeting i was describing my hesitation about the simple ivory linens and she was able to directly guide me to the rentals company neighboring her and advised me on beautiful blush linens.
My only delta for Toni is service. She is not the most responsive to emails or not always timely for meetings. She has an amazing assistant who definitely improves the service. And on the day of the wedding the flowers were delivered a bit last minute for comfort :) but they did make it on time and Toni personally delivered them.
We would highly, highly recommend Toni!!. She did the flowers for our ceremony and reception. She is tech savvy and we were able to share lots of pictures and ideas over Pinterest, even though we were planning the wedding from out of town. From our initial meeting we could tell that Toni has great style and taste and takes a lot of pride in her work-- and that led to a really beautiful "wow" for us when it all came together at our wedding.
On the day everything looked even more amazing and lush than expected! She really made the most of our flower budget by re-using arrangements from the ceremony for the cocktail hour and reception. All flowers (bouquets and bouts) and decor were set up early for formal pictures. The bouquets were so pretty, and got a lot of compliments-- She and her team transformed the ceremony space for our reception. It all worked smoothly and came out gorgeous.
The thing with flowers is that you have to see them, so I highly recommend checking out her website and Pinterest pages!! (Her pictures really do show how fabulous she is!!)
Toni Chandler is absolutely outstanding, wonderful and amazing!! From the first time I met her she truly turned my wedding ideas into incredible possibilities and reality! She has so many incredible creative ideas and I truly felt comfortable letting her guide me through decorating each wedding space. All of the flowers and each space looked amazing and she will stop at nothing to make sure everything is exactly and perfectly as you want it! Highly recommend!! :)
I used Toni Chandler Flowers and Events for my wedding in Narragansett on 9/27/13. Being in the event industry myself, I was familiar with Toni's work and always knew I wanted her to do my flowers. Still, I was completely blown away at just how amazing everything looked the day of. Everything was spot on, from the use of my favorite flowers to the color palette to the overall design. Absolutely stunning, I am still getting compliments from my guests about how great my arrangements were! Toni nailed all of my "must haves" and even added some fantastic touches of her own that worked so well with my theme and the venue.Best of all, she came to the rescue and created an additional centerpiece for me last minute when I realized I had an extra table that I had missed. A big thank you to Toni and her team for creating the wedding flower package of my dreams...and within my budget!!
Had a great first meeting with Toni in person. We clicked and felt like she was very professional and represented a high quality service company.
Unfortunately, we didn't hear from her again until 2 weeks before the wedding. A little stressful. The flowers the day of the wedding were beautiful, BUT I had specifically told her the only flower I DO NOT WANT are roses. The day of the wedding, my bouquet, as well as my centerpieces were half done with roses. They were pretty but not want I wanted. Clearly there was nothing I could do at that point. Very disappointing when you are paying a lot of money and you don't get what you paid for.
Even though the flowers and arrangements were absolutely beautiful unfortunately I can not recommend Toni as I had a very negative experience. I had Toni create a Chuppah for me and we had been planning for months that we would use a special traditional piece of fabric (talis) that is very important to my family. During the ceremony when the rabbi mentioned my family’s talis I looked up to discover that it was not my family’s talis. This was devastating for me. Her lack of honesty and inability to take responsibility for this unfortunate event is very unprofessional and I would hate to see anyone else have a similar experience.
When you meet with Toni--and you should--she'll probably tell you a story about the crazy bride who brought a 30+ slide powerpoint filled with inspiration images for each and every detail of her wedding.
Well, that bride was me. As a design blogger, flower fanatic and militant PR professional, I was a tough client with a really specific vision.
Toni instantly understood what I was going for, and asked lots of smart questions that ensured she got it right.
The flowers at my wedding (at Glen Manor) not only met, but exceeded my expectations. The arrangements were classic with a touch of wildness about them that felt fresh and modern. Many guests commented that they were the most beautiful arrangements they had seen at a wedding. In short, Toni really nailed it.
If you're getting married in Newport and the surrounding areas, you MUST use her.
Toni provided our flowers and decor for our July 4th wedding at Oceancliff. From the beginning, she worked with our budget and had fantastic ideas for our holiday wedding. We wanted to ensure that we honored the day tastefully and without too much literal interpretation of red, white and blue, but with a hint of vintage appeal. Toni helped us accomplish this through design and color.
The amount of flowers and quality of the table arrangements were spectacular. The ivory hydrangeas and roses, (tall and small arrangements), were the perfect accent to the grand ballroom. My red rose bouquet was the perfect touch of red and the rest of the bridal party flowers were classic ivory roses to stay within our theme. She also provided our ceremony flower arch and draping which was exquisitely done as well as red roses for our cocktail table arrangements. Finally, to add to our limoncello favors she made a custom lemon tree, which had everyone talking! Toni is very reasonably priced and her designs are classic and elegant. importantly, she listened to our vision of the day and conveyed that in her designs beautifully.
I loved the floral arrangements at my wedding. My bouquet was so beautiful and the colors matched so nicely with our wedding colors. I was very pleased with everything and would definitely recommend Toni Chandler to future brides!
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One of Newport's most prominent design studios!
Toni Chandler and her team of award winning designers and professionals will bring the experience to create your dream wedding!
• Bristol's seaside elegance
• Newport's grand manors
• Providence's glorious venues
- Price Range: $$$
- Type: Wedding Day Flowers
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008-09
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008