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Reviewed On 1/20/2023 by Lauren M
I absolutely loved working with Julie from Bittersweet Gardens. Not only is she incredibly kind and professional, it’s clear she is extremely passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated to her craft. I know almost nothing about flowers and after a...
quick phone call and meeting at her studio, she created the most beautiful arrangements for my winter wedding. In addition to bouquets and centerpieces for both cocktail hour and reception, Julie created arrangements to decorate the large wooden staircase at our venue, The Red Lion Inn in Cohasset, MA. Our ceremony was held at the base of this staircase. The combination of florals and lanterns was the absolute perfect addition to this space. The next morning we used our centerpieces at our goodbye brunch. Our guests must have loved them just as much as we did because a few took them home! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 1/17/2023 by Lani A
Julie designed an absolutely beautiful and stunning bouquets and flowers for our Fall wedding last year in Connecticut! She is very professional, responsive to emails and phone messages and highly creative. I was very impressed with how she put...
together the colors and my vision in such a beautiful arrangements, and still was able to stick within the budget. I received a lot of compliments from my guests on my bouquet and flower arrangements! I highly recommend her to all of you brides to be as your wedding florist!
Reviewed On 11/08/2022 by Gabrielle W
Couldn't recommend Bittersweet Gardens more! Julie is such a warm person and a pleasure to work with. She was extremely accommodating and organized, and she really understood my vision and style. It's hard to find florists that can do an undone...
and organic looking floral design in the affordable price range and Julie absolutely nailed it.
Reviewed On 11/07/2022 by Brianna S
Julie and her team at Bittersweet Gardens were the absolute best! She is very easy to communicate with and responsive to emails. All the floral arrangements for our wedding came out beautifully and were better than I could have imagined. I woul...
d highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding florist!
Reviewed On 10/10/2022 by Shana H
Unfortunately we were very disappointed in the quality and service provided by this vendor at my daughters wedding. It was nearly impossible getting a hold of Julie days prior to the event and even the day of. Once the florals arrived, we could...
n’t differentiate between the bridal bouquet and the bridesmaids, despite the price difference. My corsage didn’t even make it to the ceremony before it fell apart. My mothers corsage suffered a similar fate. For the amount of money spent on the flowers I am disappointed in their results. Buyer beware
Reviewed On 10/09/2022 by Taylor Z
Julie from bittersweet gardens was the most unprofessional vendor myself & many of my other vendors had ever seen. To start, on our second "vision call" she had told me what I wanted was "cheap looking" & that "it breaks all florists hearts to ...
do what I wanted" instead of wanting to follow the brides wishes she inserted rude opinions.
Second, she was very unresponsive. I called & texted 3 times on the days leading up to my wedding and she never responded - it wasnt until I got my sister in law involved that she got back to us & when we heard back, it was a rude voicemail.
Third, when she delievered the bridal bouquet she didn't even hand it to the bride. The bouquet was $300 and looked like a $40 arrangement you could get from a grocery store. There was nothing special about it and it wasn't even similar to the vision we had planned. In fact, my bridesmaids had to rework it & take florals out of their "bouquets" to make mine look "fuller"
Fourth, the corsages for the mothers were awful. The flowers were bascially taped to the wristband and dangling off. They did not even make it to the ceremony.
Fifth, the venue coordinator from the Lodge @ Whitefish lake told me that "these florals were not good, the arrangements did not look professional." & one of my other vendors who tried to get in touch with her to PAY for a few florals was quoted saying that Julie was the "most unprofessional & was appalled by what was delivered"
Lastly, my uncle had to re-arrange EVERY single installment done by Julie. The work was lazy. It looked terrible. It took him all day to get it fixed after she arrived late at the venue.
Julie over charged us & was truly the worst vendor I have ever worked with.
Reviewed On 9/30/2022 by Ariana G
We were blown away by the florals on our wedding day. Everything was gorgeous and absolutely perfect from the outdoor decor to the cake flowers. Julie was awesome to work with and I really love seeing what she does on social media.
Reviewed On 7/06/2022 by Andrea R
We had such an incredible experience with Bittersweet Gardens for our wedding florals. Julie went above and beyond in every sense to make everything absolutely PERFECT. She took our vision, put it within our budget, and made it even better tha...
n I could ever imagine! Truly the most beautiful, quality florals I have ever seen. Our venue made us take the candle centerpieces with us the night of the wedding, and Julie was so flexible and accommodating for the return. I cannot say enough about how great our experience was, and I look forward to using Julie for any floral needs in the future.
Reviewed On 12/30/2021 by Danielle G
We had a wonderful experience working with Julie at Bittersweet Gardens for our wedding on Cape Cod. She was detail-oriented, communicative, and designed absolutely stunning floral arrangements, all while staying within our budget. I had only a...
rough idea of what I wanted for floral arrangements in terms of design and color, and Julie ran with it and delivered something absolutely stunning! Everything went smoothly and I got compliments on my bouquet all night long! Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 12/09/2021 by Christine R
Julie is amazing!!! We had a few conversations over the phone and I let her completely run with all my flowers, ceremony decorations, and centerpieces. Her final product was better than I even imagined. I was so pleased with the colors and qual...
ity of flowers. They were beautiful, light, and natural. I highly recommend Julie!
Reviewed On 11/18/2021 by Stefania B
Julie from Bittersweet Gardens was the best to work with for our wedding flowers! We could not be happier with the final product. Julie met with us and ensured that she understands our wedding vision and delivered flower arrangements that excee...
ded our expectations. She even decorated our wedding cake and favors basket and made them look so beautiful. Julie is very creative and charged a reasonable price for the flowers and delivery services. We had such a great experience working with Julie and we highly recommend her services!
Reviewed On 11/07/2021 by Rachel F
We had a great experience working w/ Julie at Bittersweet Gardens, and the florals really spoke for themselves. Julie was so warm and kind, and so responsive to my many questions via email. She crafted the most beautiful arbor at the gazebo w...
here we got married - I was completely blown away by all of the florals she provided. I wanted colorful floral arrangements and Julie truly delivered! We received so many compliments from guests. I would 100% recommend Bittersweet Gardens!!
Reviewed On 11/04/2021 by Jill A
Working with Julie at Bittersweet Gardens was such a great decision! She was so easy to work with and extremely professional and passionate about her trade. If you’re looking for gorgeous, lush and natural floral arrangements to bring your wedd...
ing vision to life, Julie is you gal. Her and her team created such beautiful bouquets, boutonnières, centerpieces and a lovely stair instillation in seasonal fall florals that matched our color scheme. She took our Pinterest inspiration and turned it into something beautiful within our budget. Definitely recommend hiring Julie for your wedding!
Reviewed On 10/16/2021 by Tessa E
I highly highly recommend Bittersweet Gardens. Julie is so talented and delivered exactly what we were looking for. Everything was delivered and set up smoothly on our wedding day, with easy communication throughout the process. We were in love...
with our floral arrangements, thank you so much Julie!!!!
Reviewed On 10/07/2021 by E H
I reached out to Julie of Bittersweet Gardens after one of my favorite local flower farms recommended her. It was the best decision! Julie really knows her flowers, and I was attracted to working with her particularly because she sources most o...
f her flowers from her own garden or other local farms. She was so receptive to my ideas and she shared her expertise when I had certain design questions. I gave her a color palette that I was hoping could be used for our wedding. About three weeks before my wedding during our final walkthrough, my mother and I identified several areas around the venue that needed more florals. Julie was very flexible in addressing these requests while remaining honest about what was and was not feasible. In a year when all vendors were struggling with staffing and resources, she and her team worked tirelessly to give me the florals of my dreams. She exceeded all my expectations in finding the most beautiful flowers, creating amazing arrangements, bouquets, and the most beautiful arbor. Even my photographer, who has attended many weddings, remarked several times at how beautiful my flowers were. I’m so thankful I had the chance to work with Julie for my wedding.
Reviewed On 9/20/2021 by Haley C
We absolutely loved Julie’s work! And we were lucky enough to visit her farm to see all the care she puts into what she does. She listened to our requests thoughtfully and was quick to suggest flowers I adored based on very vague descriptions. ...
Would definitely recommend! And visit the farm if you can.
Reviewed On 8/24/2021 by Jasmine G
You will have no regrets about working with Julie and her team. She has a beautiful aesthetic, it’s very easy to work with and is very responsive. For our wedding she helped with a modern chuppah, our wedding party flowers, table decorations an...
d helped with our rain day plan in the barn we got married in. She exceeded my expectations.
Reviewed On 8/23/2021 by Loretta B
Absolute perfection! Not only was everything we ordered from Julie stunning, but she also made the process one of the least stressful things I have done for this wedding. She created a mixture of fresh and dried flowers so beautiful for the bri...
dal party I haven’t seen anything prettier. I absolutely would use her services again. Thank you Julie, you are a true artist.
Reviewed On 8/13/2021 by Carol H
Julie created beautiful "wildflower" bouquets for our wedding ceremony and reception. The bride was very particular about the type of flowers she wanted, and Julie listened and delivered! The flower arrangements were striking in their uniquenes...
s, color and fragrance. When I visited her studio I also saw gorgeous more formal, traditional bouquets Julie was creating. We are so happy we found Bittersweet Gardens, and we recommend them for your floral needs, whatever your style!
Reviewed On 7/01/2021 by Kathryn S
Julie truly did an amazing job arranging the flowers for our wedding and guiding me through the options to capture my vision. On the day of when we arrived hours early for photos our flowers had already been delivered and set up for the ceremon...
y and reception. It was breathe taking to walk into and relieving that it was something we didn’t have to worry about once.
Julie’s home garden and knowledge of plants is amazing, it was so lovely to work with as someone that also enjoys gardening. I cannot recommend her enough.
Reviewed On 6/29/2021 by Mikia M
Julie from Bittersweet Gardens did the flowers for our wedding and they were beautiful. We were planning the wedding from out of state, so we weren't able to meet with her in person or go to her studio in advance. We were a little nervous about...
how the flowers would come together not being able to talk about anything in person, but we were able to send Julie some inspiration photos in advance and talked through what we were looking for over the phone, and Julie really understood our vision. The flowers were perfect. Julie was also incredibly easy to work with. She is so kind and responsive, and was able to work within a pretty tight set up window provided by our venue. I absolutely recommend working with Bittersweet Gardens.
Reviewed On 11/18/2020 by Diane R
This vendor is perhaps one of the best wedding vendors, personalities, go with the flow individuals who still honors the needs, desires, and overall wedding context and timeline of anyone you will meet.
I need to tell you how beautiful Julie’...
s product is because that’s critical to know: her arrangements are breathtaking, however I also need you to know how beautiful she is as a person.
I’m a COVID era bride. I rescheduled my wedding three times while my beloved was deployed. I went through so many emotions and a potential cancellation. The owner Julie was kind and transparent and provided me with options and the end result prettier and more rich than I think I anticipated starting out.
She’s creative both with her art and determining what can work for your needs. The colors meant a lot to me given I had purple as an accent and tribute to my late mother, and they became important to her. She was able to tell my story through my bouquet, my boutonnières, and our tablescape.
Also... she created for us a flower arch that made every one I’d sent as inspiration from Pinterest pale in comparison to out actual one.
She’s the real deal. Team Julie all the way down the aisle and back. I’m still in awe of our florals a month post wedding.
I cannot thank her enough.
Reviewed On 10/21/2020 by Lara Jane W
Julie was amazing. Her arrangements were absolutely beautiful for my wedding in August. I literally cannot say better things about her and her flowers. She grows many of her own flowers which was such a plus for me. She was very communicative a...
nd responded to every email/call quickly throughout COVID. She is so kind and talented. Please consider her for your wedding!
Reviewed On 9/06/2020 by Marie B
I genuinely can't say enough good things about Julie.
When we first booked with her she sent us over a beautiful proposal, complete with venue pictures, inspiration photos both from my Pinterest and her past work, and a color palette. It was ...
such a good proposal I ended up using it when talking to the bakery and other vendors.
She was patient and flexible when we had to postpone our wedding by a couple of months and checked in a month or so prior to make sure everything was still on. When we had to change the venue and therefore some of the arrangements a month before the wedding she was right there, happy to do so. The flowers themselves were beautiful, exactly what I hoped for. Always great to talk to, by phone or email. Highly recommend.
Reviewed On 8/25/2020 by Lisa M
We used Julie as our florist for our 8/15/2020 wedding! It was such a stress free experience working with her. I don’t know much about flowers so I told her our colors and left the rest up to her. She created the most beautiful floral arrangeme...
nts and I could not of been happier! I got so many compliments on the bouquets all night long. She was not only on time but about an hour early dropping off arrangements! And sent a beautiful card congratulating me on the big day. Truly every brides dream. I unfortunately was never able to meet her in person due to COVID, but she seemed super friendly over the phone. I highly recommend her services, you just tell her what you need and she'll take care of the rest!
Reviewed On 7/13/2020 by Taylor F
Julie is truly incredible! We had to postpone our big ceremony till next year but decided to do a mini wedding outside on our original date. Not only did she provide stunning bouquets but her work with the arch she brought made our backyard ce...
remony a fairy tale! She even had extra flowers and greenery that she put out around some candles on our tables. She is so friendly and truly an incredible artist as well. We loved working with her and we can not wait to work with her again for next year!!
Reviewed On 2/22/2020 by Audrey L
Flowers were beautiful, creatively selected and arranged. We requested all to be “as local and sustainable as possible” and Julie accommodated us. I couldn’t ask for a better experience. Communication was prompt and friendly.
Reviewed On 12/26/2019 by Kayley K
Julie at Bittersweet Gardens did the flowers for our November 2019 wedding, and we could not have been happier with how they turned out. My now-husband and I weren't even really sure of our own vision for our wedding flowers, but Julie took the...
few ideas that we did have and transformed them into the flowers of our dreams. She did a great job to ensure that our flowers complemented our venue, rather than overtaking it. Julie also deserves extra props for being such a good sport about working with our venue when they threw us a curve ball regarding vendor load-in and set-up less than 20 days out from our wedding. We are so grateful for Julie's creativity, incredible eye for floral design, and easy-going attitude. Thank you!
Reviewed On 10/27/2019 by Lauren C
We loved working with Julie. We came into the wedding planning process without a strong aesthetic "vision." Julie helped us develop a vision as it pertained not only to florals, but overall feel as well. She was transparent with pricing and can...
did about what she could do with our budget. She was down-to-earth, responsive, easy to work with, and clearly is highly knowledgable in her field. I highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 10/19/2019 by Ali P
I was blown away by the flowers for our wedding. I had no vision when I first spoke to Julie. She took my very non-descript color palette and loose idea of what I had wanted and created the most wonderful vision board. Our in person meeting...
in her studio was incredibly helpful to narrow down how we wanted each piece to look. The bouquets were stunning and the clusters of flowers at each table were understated in size but very vibrant in color which is what we wanted. The burgundy and wine color of the dahlia's played so nicely off of our very classic all white accessories. Others have mentioned an "organic feel" and I 100% agree - the flowers did not look like the cookie-cutter bouquets you typically see, but you can tell each flower was carefully chosen to create a unique look. Julie was great about working with our budget and the flower delivery on the day-of went off without a hitch. Even almost a month later, I am still dreaming of those flowers and how they completed the design details of the day. Thank you Julie & team for everything, it was wonderful working with you!
Reviewed On 10/19/2019 by M H
Julie and Bittersweet Gardens were recommended by a friend of our daughter's. We could not have asked for an easier, accommodating person to work with. Julie brought our daughter's vision of a simple, elegant, colorful concept to reality. Her b...
ud vase clusters with colorful flowers and vines, the canopy arrangements, the flower hair barrette for our daughter and buttoniere for her husband were all created with fresh colorful flowers and foliage and were stunning. Thank you Julie for everything you did to create a memorable venue. I can highly recommend Julie and Bittersweet gardens for your wedding event.
Reviewed On 9/19/2019 by Madison P
Working with Julie for our flowers was one of the best wedding decisions we made. I loved the loose organic feeling of her bouquets and made the leap. Julie was so relaxed and warm during the initial design call (which I had been dreading), and...
she has a gift for teasing out exactly what you're looking for if you're having trouble articulating it.
On the day of, we were blown away -- I hadn't even walked down the aisle and was getting requests for the florist's contact info. The bouquets were even more beautiful than the inspo (starring a gorgeous pale pink dahlia the size of a plate!) and the balance of flowers, greenery, and herbs throughout our greenhouse wedding was a work of art.
We are so happy we had the chance to work with Julie and would do so again in a heartbeat, she is truly kind and talented.
Reviewed On 9/05/2019 by nicole g
Julie from Bittersweet Florals transformed my dream into reality. Julie was very responsive from the first conversation we had, making adjustments along the way to our plan, and I appreciated her initial quote and visual proposal that tracked v...
ery closely with what I was looking for. It made it very easy to discuss exactly what I liked and didn't. The arrangements Julie built onto the copper Chuppah we rented from her were beautiful, and she provided all the candles and other decorations we used. I looked at several other florists before going with Julie and am glad I did. Her prices were very reasonable, she grows most of her own flowers, and she didn't try to tell me I needed to do something a certain way. I highly recommend Julie and Bittersweet!
Reviewed On 7/13/2019 by Danielle D
We had so many beautiful flowers at our wedding thanks to Bittersweet Gardens! Julie was great and so easy to work with. Her style was exactly what I was looking for and I love that she grows her own flowers. My bouquet was so beautiful, and ev...
eryone loved our centerpieces. Julie was able to incorporate greenery in places we had asked for too, like the fireplace mantle at our venue, on the ceremony arch, and in the arrangements we had on the tables. I certainly recommend Bittersweet Gardens.
Reviewed On 7/11/2019 by Karen Y
I cannot say enough nice things about Julie. She is so friendly and welcoming that as soon as we had our first phone call I knew I wanted her to be our florist. Our guests could not stop raving about how beautiful everything was! We had specifi...
c vases (beakers and flasks) that we wanted in mind and she made them all work perfectly. Even our hair and makeup artist (who has worked many weddings) was commenting on how unique and beautiful the bouquets were. Loved everything about my experience working with Julie!
Reviewed On 7/07/2019 by Meredith C
Julie is truly an artist. We got married last night and I’m still admiring my bouquet. I shared a vision board with Julie and she completely delivered. Every detail from the bouquets to the arbor to the centerpieces were gorgeous. Julie even ca...
me to bridal suite in the morning to personally wrap my bouquet and attach a charm for me. I absolutely recommend her!
Reviewed On 6/24/2019 by Tom R
Julie did an absolutely amazing job with our wedding! She took our ideas and produced truly incredible arrangements. Rarely does a vision that you hold in your mind match so exactly to the final product. Julie was so helpful and thoughtful in p...
utting our designs together and adding just the right color and accent to our ceremony and reception. Her work helped tie the entire day together!
Reviewed On 5/26/2019 by Erin C
Working with Julie was easy and pleasant—just a great experience overall. I really did not give her much direction at all, just a general color scheme. I absolutely LOVED our flowers. The centerpieces and bouquets were so beautiful. We could no...
t have been happier with how everything looked. Definitely book Julie for your wedding! Highly recommend.
Reviewed On 11/27/2018 by Stacy S
Julie’s work is so amazing and she transformed my wedding venue beyond what I could have imagined. She is so pleasant to work with and a true professional and I cannot express enough how beautiful our flowers and venue were! I would hire Julie ...
for any special event! You will not be disappointed!
Reviewed On 11/12/2018 by Kate J
Julie's work is absolutely stunning. Her ability to transform a space completely is second to none. Her aesthetic is natural and effortlessly classic. And she managed to find the most exquisite (and ginormous!) peonies for a November wedding. N...
eed I say more!? I can't wait to work with her again and will not hesitate to recommend Bittersweet Gardens to my clients.
Reviewed On 11/01/2018 by Clare B
Don't hesitate to hire Julie and Bittersweet gardens for your wedding. She's so easy to work with, and her flowers were simply the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen. We described our colors and the vision for our wedding and for flowers at ...
our wedding and she created such beautiful bouquets and centerpieces, they really exceeded my wildest expectations. I'm so grateful to her for making my wedding so beautiful!
Reviewed On 10/19/2018 by Abby C
Julie and her team at Bittersweet Gardens created florals for our wedding that were stunning and beyond our greatest expectations. Julie was so personable, kind, and easy to work with from the very start. After our first call, Julie provided us...
with a vision board, which was a great jumping-off point since we were fairly clueless regarding what we wanted. Bittersweet Gardens use of local and season-specific flowers was wonderful and I gasped when I first saw our bouquets. From our ceremony arbor to our centerpieces and the tablescape for farm tables that ran through the center of our reception room, Julie’s attention to detail shined and she and her team created exactly the casually elegant aesthetic we were looking for. Bittersweet gardens was definitely one of our most prized vendors and we would suggest them to anyone!
Reviewed On 10/13/2018 by Nicole D
From a girl who knows very little about flowers, I put all my trust in Julie to create the vision I was looking for at my wedding. And she NAILED it. The room looked AMAZING, the arbor was fabulous and I just love the care that went into every ...
detail. The bouquets were beautiful and just what I wanted (not too round!). She even added the cutest baby pineapples. One of my friends sent me a picture after the wedding of her with a flower she stole out of a centerpiece because she loved it so much :-).
Reviewed On 10/12/2018 by Molly T
After getting a "vision board" document from Julie, we got to actually go to her greenhouses and look at her business first hand - so fun! Julie was so sweet and I loved the honesty behind all she was doing. The flowers were a bit brighter than...
I had envisioned, but it ended up being just perfect to compliment the bridesmaids dresses colors. We were so happy!
Reviewed On 10/07/2018 by Ali S
I cannot say enough great things about Julie! I had what I thought was a pretty clear vision of my florals, and after meeting with her and seeing more of her work, I felt totally comfortable just letting her choose the arrangements in their ent...
irety! What she delivered was stunningly beautiful and perfect for our day. She's also probably the nicest person alive which makes her a total joy to work with.
Reviewed On 9/26/2018 by Jesse B
From the beginning of the planning process Julie was easy to work with. She created a great pitch and followed through with care for every detail. The flowers came out even better than I imagined.
Reviewed On 9/14/2018 by Meaghan L
Julie was amazing to work with. She totally got my vision for my wedding flowers perfectly and she was super accessible during the entire process.
Reviewed On 8/21/2018 by Abby A
I can't say enough about how beautiful our flowers looked on our wedding day. Right off the bat Julie's communication with me and my fiance' was top notch, and it continued up until the big day. She was able to accommodate us with some last min...
ute changes. She provided exactly the look and feel I was going for & my flowers stilled looked beautiful 3 days later! I would highly recommend Julie and Bittersweet Gardens to anyone in need.
Reviewed On 8/15/2018 by Ashley G
Julie is amazing. She is so sweet, listened to what we were looking for at our wedding, and gave us a reasonable price. When the flowers showed up the morning of our wedding, I couldn’t have been happier - they were STUNNING, and exactly wha...
t I pictured. Thank you, Julie!
Reviewed On 7/23/2018 by Leila C
Julie was a DREAM to work with. From the moment we first connected, she understood the style I was going for. She not only did a breathtaking job on the floral arrangements, but helped source other pieces for my table arrangements like brass ca...
ndlesticks and white candle votives.
I would hire her again in a heart beat.
Reviewed On 7/19/2018 by Kim J
I cannot say enough nice things about Julie and the team at Bittersweet Gardens. First and foremost, the flowers were beautiful and absolutely captured the vision of the wedding. They were very true to the photos we exchanged before the weddi...
ng - really, they over-delivered. Amazing! We got so many compliments on the flowers from our family and guests. Truthfully, I am not a "design" bride - I work full time and really had no idea what I was doing. I sent her a few pictures I liked and trusted her to make it gorgeous and she did! Some other stuff - Julie was prompt in both communications before the wedding and wedding day. Some florists I looked at took 2-4 days to respond when Julie took a couple hours. Love that! And price-wise, her much more beautiful estimate with photos was on point, fairly priced, honestly priced, and worth the investment. I hope Bittersweet Gardens is still around when we celebrate our 5 or 10 year anniversary so I can work with them again :-)
Reviewed On 6/18/2018 by Olivia D
Julie is extremely kind, personable and fun to work with. As soon as I met her in person to discuss ideas for our wedding, I knew she was going to work magic! My husband and I got married June 1st and I'm still in awe of the beautiful the bouqu...
ets, boutonnieres, center pieces and floral arrangements she created for us. Not only were they stunning to look at, but they smelled INCREDIBLE.
Julie is willing to listen to your ideas but also provide suggestions, which are usually spot on, since she's the floral expert :) She arrived right on time the day of our wedding to drop off the bouquets for myself and my bridesmaids. She also drove over to where my husband was getting ready with his groomsmen. They weren't dressed just yet, as we they were waiting for the photographer and videographer to get there. So she simply pinned the boutonnieres right onto their jackets.
The floral arrangements for the outside ceremony as well as inside the venue were literally perfect, they were exactly what I imagined. I can't wait to see more photos since we were running around getting married that day! We HIGHLY recommend Julie for your wedding day! Thank you again for everything Julie :)
Reviewed On 5/29/2018 by Nicole T
Highly recommend going with Bittersweet Gardens for your wedding florist! Julie is very talented and creates stunning centerpieces and bouquets. She even incorporated fishing lures into the groom and grooms men’s boutonnières, giving it that sp...
ecial, personalized touch! Very talented and easy to work with, highly recommend!
Reviewed On 12/04/2017 by Alli S
I cannot say enough about all of the flowers Julie did for our wedding. This included my bouquet, boutonnieres and corsages, 15 thirty inch high centerpieces, small arrangements on the chairs lining the aisle, and probably 5 or 6 other arrange...
ments for the venue. It was a pleasure to work with Julie. I wasn't specific about what I wanted and basically gave her a color palette and a feel for what I wanted and let her do her thing. It was the best decision. My bouquet was dropped off early the day of the wedding for pictures and I was practically in tears at how beautiful it was. Julie took what little I gave her and did amazing things. Plus, she's a blast to work with and talk to which made the whole process so much easier!
Reviewed On 11/03/2017 by Shannon R
Julie was a joy to work with on our wedding. She managed to balance my aesthetic preferences (which were quite specific!), her artistic vision, the context & ambiance of the wedding space, and our budget... and she even responsibly sourced the ...
flowers. Moreover, throughout the process she was responsive, accommodating & patient with this anxious bride.
The day of the wedding she was so cheerful & calm, which is super important since the attitude of everyone around you & involved with the wedding impacts the day, not just friends & family. She set a great tone. Our wedding planner said how much she enjoyed working with Julie, too.
Ultimately, everything she created was gorgeous - to the wedding arch's adornments to the dining table arrangements - specifically, my bouquet was more beautiful than I ever could have dreamed.
I can't recommend Julie enough!
Reviewed On 10/30/2017 by Marisa B
Julie created my bridal bouquet, 7 bridesmaid bouquets, 10 boutonnieres, and the centerpieces for our reception. Additionally she also decorated an arbor used as the backdrop for our ceremony with flowers. She was one of the very first vendors ...
that we decided on for our wedding. Starting with an initial meeting, I had several sessions with her throughout the process as well as many email exchanges. Julie was really great to work with over our months of planning. I changed my mind a lot in the first few months of planning, but she was always patient, supportive and accommodating. Once I decided on an overall look, she had great advice about what would be in season and what flowers would work the best for our outdoor setting. Julie also had great advice about other wedding details and even helped us find our day-of planner. Our vision for our floral presentation had several different elements which Julie pulled together so beautifully. We wanted two different aesthetics - romantic/classic/rustic flowers with shades of white, pale blush and green for the ceremony and then bright/fun colors for the reception. This probably wasn’t the easiest plan to work with since it required a wide variety of flowers, but Julie made it all work. Everything looked so beautiful and exactly how I had imagined! My now husband wanted to incorporate his love of fishing into the wedding by adding actual fishing lures to the boutonnieres. They turned out so well and were a big hit with guests! We really appreciated that she was game to add something non-traditional to the floral design. Julie was a pleasure to work with and made the whole process so much fun! I would absolutely recommend Bittersweet Gardens.
Reviewed On 10/30/2017 by Karinna S
Julie made the bouquets for me, my bridal party, the bouts for the guys and the corsages for the mothers. Wow, they were absolutely stunning and exactly what we were looking for. I showed her a couple of reference photos (I don't personally kno...
w a ton about flowers), and she completely nailed it. I got so many compliments on my gorgeous bouquet. Couldn't have been happier with Julie.
Reviewed On 10/26/2017 by Meghan O
Julie is magical-she is a fairy godmother for your wedding flower needs! Her bouquets are too perfect to describe. All I can say is: Julie you are a flower whisperer!
Reviewed On 10/06/2017 by Kait N
Working with Julie was such a joy. She was personably, kind, and her work was better than anything I could have imagined. She took the time to meet with me and really discuss my vision - and it all came together perfectly. I received so many co...
mpliments on the arrangements, and most importantly, guests felt as though they were a reflection of my personality. I highly recommend Julie and hope to work with her again soon!
Reviewed On 10/02/2017 by Kelly F
Julie was an absolute pleasure to work with! The task of choosing flowers for my wedding was extremely daunting for me because I have about zero floral knowledge! In talking with Julie and seeing her work I was immediately at ease. She is so ta...
lented and her work is beautiful! It was even more impressive because somehow with my lack of knowledge, and basic descriptions of what I would like, Julie was able to convey exactly what I had envisioned on my wedding day! I received so many complements on the bouquets and centerpieces. Again, it was an absolute pleasure!
Reviewed On 9/30/2017 by Arwen C
Wedding flowers were one of the most important things about my wedding and what I was most looking forward to seeing materialized on my special day, and WOW did Julie deliver. She was very easy going to work with during the planning process, an...
d reliable along the wedding planning journey. She helped me turn my wedding ceremony and my reception hall into more than my expectations, and into my dreams come true! Her flowers, many of which she has carefully chosen seeds/bulbs for before planting season, tenderly planted and grown on her own in the months before the wedding were stunning and healthy. She set up a birch huppa that her husband built and put both my husband and my favorite flowers into the archways so that we could stand together under our favorite flowers as we said our vows. I wanted to incorporate seaglass into my table decorations and she helped me come up with the idea to do tall glass vases filled with seaglass, water and floating candles to accent my floral centerpieces. She is one of the most talented and artistic people I have meant, and if you want to choose someone who knows the inside and outside of flowers and how to make her clients happy, then choose Bittersweet Gardens!
Reviewed On 9/29/2017 by Sarah W
Cannot say enough great things about Julie! I am terrible at making decisions and was being very picky about everything for my wedding. Needless to say, I had a very difficult time picking exactly what I wanted for flowers and she was very pat...
ient with me while I went back and forth and gave great suggestions about what could be done. The flowers ended up being BEAUTIFUL and were nothing I could've ever dreamed up myself. I even wanted a rare type of flower in my bouquet and she made it happen. Thank you Julie!!!!
Reviewed On 9/22/2017 by Lauren B
Can't thank Julie enough for making our wedding day so special. She has such a great talent and is so passionate about what she does. From the first time we talked to the day of the wedding everything is what we invisioned. She made the weddin...
g planning easy. Definitely would recommend her to friends and family. Thank you again Julie!
Reviewed On 9/20/2017 by Elena G
Julie was a pleasure to work with. From the first email on, I knew we were in good hands. The communication was quick, easy and she was flexible working with our budget. I also had the opportunity to visit her home and farm and was amazed by th...
e love she puts into every single flower. This love definitely shows in her creations. The day of the wedding I was anxious to see the final result and I was just amazed. Julie made all my dreams come true and it was just perfect! Her high centerpieces were just beautiful and we got so many compliments for the flowers. Hiring Julie was one of the best decisions we made during our whole wedding planning!
Reviewed On 9/20/2017 by Desirae M
Bittersweet Gardens was everything I was looking for! Everything felt effortless and easy. Communication was fantastic. Quick responses, answered all my questions, has expertise on all things flora/fauna, worked her magic with other vendors and...
the venue. Just seamless all around! I had an autumn evening vintage wedding vibe, and when I saw my bouquet, table setting, boutonnieres - you name it, it looked better than I could have ever imagined! I had so many guests ask me who my florist was! It looked like it came straight out of a magazine. I kept the left over table bouquets in my house for WEEKS. The quality was impeccable. She curated them perfectly with the vintage books I had laying on each table. When I reminisce back on my wedding day, the flowers always make me smile. Highly HIGHLY recommend Bittersweet Gardens!
Reviewed On 9/19/2017 by Esther D
I can't gush enough about the GORGEOUS flowers from
Julie for our recent wedding. I found Julie and Bittersweet Gardens online and, after a quick phone chat, sent her a few photos of bouquets and arrangements I liked. And wow, did Julie delive...
r! The bouquet was beyond beautiful (the colors! the greenery!) and the boutonnière and gazebo arrangements -- which we also used as the centerpieces for two tables -- were so lovely. Everyone is still talking about how beautiful the flowers were, an amazing assortment of seasonal flowers, including an amazing ivory flower with navy center. We couldn't have been happier and the process was so easy and seamless. I highly recommend!
Reviewed On 8/19/2017 by Anjelica C
Absolute best! From the planning stages to the final product Julie was thoughtful, creative, and a complete pleasure to work with
Reviewed On 7/11/2017 by Keirsten M
We absolutely LOVED working with Julie and the flowers she arranged were beautiful for our garden wedding!
Reviewed On 7/06/2017 by Marilyn C
How do you go about choosing florals and bouquets for a wedding? You have colors chosen and perhaps some flower preferences, but you are not the expert. So you have to trust someone / a professional who knows and can literally read your mind ...
to produce and create something pleasing. Well, Julie from Bittersweet Gardens did just that........and her creations were breathtaking. From the first contact with Julie, she was like an old friend, trying to be helpful and available in any way possible. Her proposal was prompt and within our budget and she "tweaked" it so many times throughout the planning process. She traveled quite a distance to meet with us as the date drew nearer and made discrete suggestions based upon our conversations. We knew then she knew her business and would customize a masterpiece of florals to suit our tastes, colors and needs. The wedding was in Boston in the evening and the delivery process was quite challenging for her. She went out of her way to make drop offs to three different locations........braving traffic and congestion and the inability to even stop the car long enough to pass on the flowers. One vendor (a personal friend) declined to do our flowers when she realized the difficulty of navigating Boston on a weekend night. We couldn't have been more pleased with the final product, but just as important, we couldn't have been more comfortable with the process. Julie was available and instilled a sense of confidence in all of us through the whole process. Once we signed on with her, we knew she took pride in her artistry, went out of her way to please us, would provide personalized service, and would deliver an array of florals to make our wedding more than we'd imagined. I might add that my daughter's color scheme was different and challenging, but Julie made it happen and we are one happy bride, groom, and parents.
Reviewed On 6/07/2017 by Eric R
Picking Bittersweet over the other vendors was easy. Julie grows most of her flowers from seed to stem, only the best quality. There wasn't one flower out of place and they stayed in tact for weeks after the wedding!
Reviewed On 5/30/2017 by Alison M
Bittersweet Gardens did an outstanding job with centerpieces and bridal party flowers for my wedding at Jones River Trading in Kingston. I gave Julie a few words to describe what I was going for: blush pinks, an "undone" look, and lots of gre...
enery. The results from my admittedly vague description were the most beautiful and unique floral arrangements I have ever seen. The thoughtful and creative approach Julie has is clear from her work. From start to finish, Julie was a delight; I could sense her enthusiasm in every interaction. What more can I say? Julie is top-notch!
Reviewed On 4/15/2017 by Caroline P
I had the pleasure of working with Julie for my wedding and I couldn't have made a better choice. She listened to my ideas and she was able to capture exactly what I was going for. On the day she helped set up the flowers with my maid of honor ...
at our small wedding and I was beyond thrilled to see my beautiful bouquet and my flower crown!! Everyone couldn't stop talking about how beautiful they were :) I also love the fact that she owns a beautiful flower farm - do check out her instagram!
Reviewed On 11/01/2016 by Erin L
I am beyond thrilled that we were able to work with Julie of Bittersweet Gardens for our wedding! I wish there were some event I'd do in the future where I would need to hire her again! From the first phone conference to the moment I saw the f...
lowers at the ceremony and on the tables, she was a dream to work with. She was always pleasant, excited to hear my ideas, she was flexible, and even sought out specific vases that we were interested in. When she dropped off my bouquet at hotel, my mom and I could not be happier - it was BEAUTIFUL, and it captured everything I had described to her in our planning. I would have expected a much higher price for such incredible service and artistry! She is one of the best decisions I made for the wedding and I would happily hire her again!
Reviewed On 11/01/2016 by Emily B
I was lucky enough to work with Julie on my recent September wedding and I simply could not be happier that I found her. She was an absolute joy to work with, she listened to what we wanted and provided thoughtful suggestions on what we could d...
esign. Since I was little gardening and flowers have always been something my mother and I enjoyed together, and we both loved gushing over floral possibilities with Julie. She was flexible with our ideas as they sprung up, and was able to quickly incorporate new ideas into her plans. The end result was phenomenal. Somehow every idea for how I wanted my florals to look, Julie was able to execute on our wedding day. The colors were perfect and she created the natural, yet lush, look I was going for- lots of fresh greens with pops of color. I loved my bouquet and was blown away by all the floral arrangements for both the ceremony and the reception. All this at a very reasonable price. I only wish the flowers could have all lasted forever! I hope I host another event in the future that needs florals just so I can work with Julie again.
Reviewed On 10/25/2016 by Lindsey R
With nothing more than our budget and a pinterest page, Julie created the most beautiful flowers for our wedding! Her love of all things green shows in her work and the use of local flowers was such a nice touch. Received many compliments on ...
our flowers throughout the night. Put your faith in Bittersweet Gardens-- they won't disappoint!
Reviewed On 10/07/2016 by Brittany C
My Wife and I used Julie from Bittersweet for our June 25th wedding! We CANNOT reccomend Julie highly enough. She is a true visionary and it's very passionate about what she does. It truly shows through in her work! We keep getting comments abo...
ut just how beautiful our centerpeices were for our wedding! Julie was also a joy to work with! She is so sweet and attentive! She was uber flexible with our schedule! Julie you really made my day a beautiful one! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!