About this Vendor
40 Years Specializing In Designing Wedding Flowers
We make sure your perfect day isn’t full of surprises. A free sample bouquet is provided with all Amaranth weddings. • We look forward to learning about your personal wedding flower vision or helping you find your own special look. Don’t Wait Until Our Calendar Fills up! Meet With Amaranth Florist Today. Schedule a Wedding Flower Consultation or Call Us Now: 610. 667.4577
$$ – Affordable
Aisle Decorations, Centerpieces, Flower Girl Baskets, Pedestals, Plants, Vases, Chuppah, Wedding Arch, Wedding Decoration Delivery, Wedding Decoration Setup, Decorations + Accents, Flower Crowns, Hair Accessories, Accessories, Fashion, Bouquet Wraps, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Corsages, Flower Alternatives, Flower Delivery + Setup, Flower Preservation, Flower Arrangements
Loretta is a WONDERFUL, incredibly talented florist. I came to her several months before our big day with a bunch of unique ideas for our winter wedding, including DIY vases and a whole vision for centerpieces. I came back in a second time, and she actually created a sample table centerpiece for me to see! She consistently communicated with me, my mom, and even my maid of honor from the first consultation up until the morning of the wedding. She was on board for anything I wanted to do, and she kept true to our vision in every way. She incorporated pieces of my dress, suggested flowers and greens that would help the price, and took last minute requests in stride. Our personal flowers were gorgeous - matching in theme but unique in their own way - and they arrived on time to the church. Our centerpieces at the venue was set-up meticulously; we received countless compliments. And the price? PERFECT. Other vendors wanted to charge so much more, and Loretta knew how to keep the plan within my budget. I am so grateful to have worked with her, and I will be going to Amaranth for any of my flower needs again!
From the moment we walked into Amaranth, we had a wonderful experience. Loretta guided us through the wedding flower process, showing us examples, asking questions and giving us ideas. She gave us exactly what we wanted and more! From our Chuppah (which was breathtaking) to the bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and even the place card table-- the room was BEAUTIFUL! Amaranth is affordable and so easy to work with, I wouldn't consider working with anyone but Loretta!
Fabulous Flowers With Reasonable PricesReviewed on 11/01/2014
Loretta Barnes at Amaranth Florist provided the vision and worked to create the most beautiful centerpieces, a perfect bridal bouquet, and an elegant and beautiful chuppah. She worked with us to design and enhance the table decorations with candles, and included candles in the wedding venue which transformed the space. The wedding venue was transformed by the flower arrangements and the artistic array of candles. Although Amaranth was reasonably priced, the flowers were bountiful, beautifully arranged and did not give the slightest hint that cost had been one of our considerations. Ms. Barnes was attentive to our suggestions, patient, and professional. She delivered a beautiful and elegant event which surpassed our every expectation, and helped us stay within our budget.
Loretta and her team did an absolutely incredibly job with the flowers at my wedding! She was extremely helpful throughout the process, suggesting greens and flowers that were beautiful and affordable, and taking a number of changes throughout the planning process in stride. Loretta was by FAR the most affordable florist I contacted, and you would never guess from how beautiful the arrangements were. I wanted unique flowers with draping arrangements, and she absolutely delivered, suggesting flowers and finding ones that I suggested. I collected tons of brass candlestick holders and vases, and she incorporated them beautifully into the arrangements. Shortly before the wedding, we changed the table arrangements to have family-style long tables, and she accommodated my vision of greenery garlands down the extra long tables with no issue. The week before the wedding, she had me come into her shop to show me all of the flowers that she had ordered for our wedding and pointed out which were going to be used where. At times, communication was a little bit slow -- Amaranth is a small business, so I completely understand -- but in the end, everything was perfect. She really went above and beyond, and I cannot recommend Loretta enough!
I am so grateful one of my friends recommended Amaranth! From the moment I reached out to Loretta, she made the entire process easy and stress free. Not only that, our flowers turned out breathtaking and better than I ever could have imagined. Loretta is very flexible, and even when we provided her urns to create our altar that were triple the size we had originally planned for with only a week until the wedding, she made a masterpiece! Our reception was at Union Trust, and Loretta did a phenomenal job of taking our vision for the center pieces and complementing the venue. All Loretta needed was a few pictures from pinterest, to make everything in our wedding come to life. We spoke to several other florists who were "designers" and were double the price from Amaranth. THANK YOU Loretta for making our wedding day a dream come true!
We were so thrilled with Loretta and her team at Amaranth Florist! We highly recommend using them for your wedding! We were planning our wedding from afar and she was very responsive to emails and was so flexible with any changes I wanted to make. The price was so much better than other florists in the area and we were so impressed with the bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and displays - they all completely exceeded my expectations! I can't thank Loretta enough for helping to make our wedding day perfect.
Planning weddings can be stressful, but Loretta from Amaranth is so kind and gentle mannered she put me totally at ease. She was able to provide everything I needed and more well within my budget. (About 1/3 of the MINIMUM order for some of the other area florists I contacted.) Guests would have never known that my floral budget was small...we had greenery and flowers all down a long center table, floral arrangements for 6 rounds, cute little bud vases for cocktail tables, a gorgeous large arrangement in the entry, a HUGE (way bigger than I thought it would be but people loved it and I got an arm workout haha) bouquet for me, beautiful bouquets for the party, etc. She found the peonies, ranunculus and other flowers I loved in bright gorgeous colors perfect for our Cinco de Mayo wedding! She worked with the decor I had and provided vases and containers for the other arrangements. I highly recommend working with Loretta and Amaranth for you Philly-area wedding. She's the best!
Loretta is seriously the best ever. She perfectly executed my vision beyond even what I had imaged. Her price is right and she is amazing to work with. Book with Loretta and then check it off your list! I was never once stressed about our florals because she is so creative that no matter what she does it turns out extraordinary.
We met with Amaranth because we liked the wedding photographs we had seen on-line. There was a certain natural style to the arrangements and bouquets that fit with our vision. After meeting with two other florists and a talented free lance floral/event designer, we decided to go with Amaranth. Loretta, the owner of the shop seemed to understand what we wanted and took copious notes at our meetings. Her quote was also competitive with the others. Loretta and her staff did a great job using photos we provided as guidelines. At my request, her assistant even returned to the shop to add a few finishing touches to some of our centerpieces. I would be happy to recommend Amaranth .
I highly, highly recommend Loretta and her team at Amaranth Florist for your wedding flowers! She did an impeccable job and completely captured my vision in both her centerpieces and bouquets. She was very responsive to my emails with photos to better understand the style and vision. She met with me several times prior to the wedding and created a mock-up of centerpieces. The flowers were absolutely stunning and my bridal bouquet was perfect. And she works with your budget! I am so thankful that Loretta made my wedding day absolutely stunning with her floral arrangements.
Loretta is such a sweetheart! She brought all of my visions to life. My wildflower bouquet was absolutely stunning with hanging greens that could not have been more perfect. My bridesmaids were along the same lines and the colors popped perfectly. The centerpieces were marvelous and all at a reasonable price!
We chose Amaranth Florist from an online recommendation and we are so glad that we did! I met with Loretta to talk about what I wanted, and she sent me a quote that was very reasonably priced and included everything that we asked for. She was very responsive via email and set up appointments for me to go over things and view samples. The day of the wedding, we were so pleased with how everything turned out - the bouquets were GORGEOUS, the flowers for the men and our mothers/grandmothers were perfect, the set up for the ceremony was just how I imagined it, and the centerpieces for the tables were incredible (we asked for super tall branches with lights and she delivered). I would highly recommend using Loretta and Amaranth Florist for your wedding!
We are absolutely thrilled with how the floral arrangements and bouquets turned out for our wedding! We have gotten so many compliments from family and friends. Loretta was wonderful to work with! Communication was quick and she accommodated all of my last minute requests. Loretta was also willing to work within our budget and the result was fantastic. The flowers came out better than I had imagined and I would definitely recommend Amaranth Florist!
Beautiful Flowers, Great ServiceReviewed on 12/08/2015 Kara B
Amaranth made absolutely beautiful bouquets for myself and my bridesmaids and put together large flower arrangements to decorate our venue. We also rented an arch, which was decorated as well. My experience with Loretta was great and everything turned out better than I could have hoped on the big day. The flowers arrived where and when they were supposed to and looked perfect! I found that phone contact was a better method of communication than email with Amaranth.
BeautifulReviewed on 8/19/2014 Dana B
Fabulous. Did just what I asked, made it look amazing. Left us with many little keepsake vases.
You get what you pay forReviewed on 8/18/2014 Grace W
I could't afford to spend more than $2k on 19 centerpieces, bouts, and bouquets and they gave us beautiful arrangements in our budget. Loretta is willing to work with you, but isn't great at working with people. She's not rude or mean, she's just a little off, not a great saleswoman, but most of her job is working with flowers so its not a big deal. I was disappointed because she was not able to get any hops for the bouts (we got married at a brewery), but didn't tell me until 5 days before the wedding. They ended up being beautiful, but not what we had agreed upon.
A pleasure to work withReviewed on 11/03/2013 Carole B
Loretta Barnes was a pleasure to work with throughout the planning of my daughter’s wedding. After meeting with several other florists we recognized that Loretta was the only one that understood that while flowers were important for the wedding party and the ceremony they would play only a minor role in the reception decorations for my daughter’s themed wedding. Loretta is very talented and the flowers were just beautiful. Due to a last minute issue with a particular flower’s unavailability we could have had a huge disappointment with the wedding party centerpieces but I was able to suggest a solution which Loretta executed perfectly. Her prices are so much more reasonable than others and she is so flexible in making changes that arranging for the flowers was effortless. We were very pleased with Amaranth’s services.
AmaranthReviewed on 7/18/2013 Alicia C
Loretta was really nice, but a little spacy. I asked a few times to see examples or a mock up of my bouquet and/or centerpieces and she seemed to forget before each meeting. It turned out really beautifully and I had seen pictures of her other work, so I trusted her, however I would suggest being very specific in your requests.
Reasonably priced floristReviewed on 6/11/2013 Jennifer M
Overall I was pleased with the flowers. I loved the centerpieces and the alter arrangements for the church. The only compliant I have is that the bouquets for my maids of honor were not the right color. I wanted yellow bouquets for the maids of honor and the bouquets they had were white. To me they did not really stand out when compared to the bridesmaid’s bouquets. But the price was great and Loretta was really sweet and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend Amaranth to another bride.
Best deal, fabulous flowers!Reviewed on 9/25/2012 RITA C
For my daughter's recent wedding, we had Loretta, at Amaranth, create our floral arrangements. Of the 3-4 florists we had visited, she seemed to understand our style and wishes the best. Her quotes were very reasonable and she made an effort to stay within our budget. When the big day arrived, we knew we had made the right decision. The centerpieces were so gorgeous, we had great compliments from many of our guests and even the staff at our reception venue said the place never looked so beautiful! The bouquets and boutonieres were equally outstanding.
Some things were greatReviewed on 9/19/2012 Ma'ayan H
This was one area of the wedding that I did not feel strongly about and therefore was willing to trust the vendor to use their creativity. Loretta really listened to the color scheme and what kinds of flowers I wanted and showed us beautiful center pieces at the trial. However, the centerpieces were not as elaborate the day off. I loved the bridesmaids bouquets, but was disappointed in my own, since it was not what I had sent pictures of and some of the roses were dead.
Loved my flowersReviewed on 9/12/2012 Alexandra K
I was very happy with the end result of my flowers. Loretta followed everything I asked for - my bouquet was exactly what I wanted and I was so happy! She also worked with me to design centerpieces that turned out beautifully. The only flower that did not turn out exactly right was the grooms boutonniere...it was HUGE. Luckily we were able to pull off some of the outside petals and it looked fine for pictures. My only complaint would be that she was not as responsive to email as I would have hoped. Luckily for the 2 weeks prior to the wedding she was more responsive and everything turned out great. Definitely one of the more affordable florists I met with, and I was happy with my flowers - I would definitely recommend Amaranth if you are working within a budget!
So happy with the results!Reviewed on 1/26/2012 Amanda H
Amaranth florist was the first we contacted, and the one we eventually went back to after meeting with several different florists. We were a bit concerned at first because Loretta took awhile to respond to some questions via email, but we decided in the end that value was more important to us. Loretta gave us about twice what other florists would for our money. She showed us mock-ups of our centerpieces for free, talked about them with us and changed a few things for no extra charge, and was very flexible with what we wanted. The day of the wedding, we were so impressed with the lovely bouquets but especially the centerpieces-- we didn't want floral centerpieces because it was a winter wedding, so we went with lots of candles and vases, and so many people said that they were the most beautiful ones they'd ever seen! It really looked lovely and we were so happy with how everything turned out. Loretta also gave us advice on where we could find inexpensive table linens and in general really worked with us to stay within our budget. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend Amaranth!
An Absolute PleasureReviewed on 9/07/2011 Edwina B
Loretta was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She listened to my ideas about the overall feel of my wedding and she made it come to life. I gave her a list of flowers that I liked and she created a work of art. Everything was simply beautiful. Her prices were very reasonable. I received quotes that were almost double for the same quality of work. I would definitely work with her again if I am afforded the opportunity.
no follow throughReviewed on 2/08/2011 Rachel S
I took off work to meet with this florist, spent a good amount of time going over ideas, and never heard from her again. Weddings are stressful enough as it is to plan, I do not appreciate wasting my time.