About this Vendor
For a day you will never forget and a night you will always remember. Let Carl Alan Floral Designs transform your dream into a reality. Attention to detail. Personalized service. Forty-two years of floral and decor experience. Together we will create beautiful memories.
$$ – Affordable
Centerpieces, Vases, Chuppah, Wedding Arch, Decorations + Accents, Bouquet Wraps, Bouquets, Flower Arrangements
Everyone at Carl Alan is amazing, but Vito is by far my favorite. I felt so comfortable and reassured within seconds of meeting him. I knew he'd give me the wedding day I had always envisioned. He KNOWS the floral business and is very honest, yet kind, about how to bring your dreams to reality. I had a specific budget in mind and was originally concerned that Carl Alan would be too expensive, but Vito knows how to work within your budget and cannot thank him enough for his patience and ingenuity! He and his team were also extremely responsive and answered all of my questions even as they came in more frequently as we got closer to our big day. Our entire process was seamless and so easy. I would not go anywhere other than Carl Alan.
Carl Alan and Team is the best florist you can choose in Philadelphia. They transformed the ballroom at the Ritz Carlton into such an elegant and stunning vision. Working with Heather throughout the whole year was a pleasure. She listened and helped with every detail. I can't say enough about this time. I am forever grateful for how beautiful everything turned out.
From the very moment I stepped into Carl Alan’s studio and met with Vito I knew I wanted them to be a part of my wedding day. Vito and I hit it off immediately. He makes you feel comfortable and taken care of even before you decide to book with them! His experience speaks volumes and his professionalism and charm is unmatched. I had a very distinctive idea in my head for my big day and Vito and Carl Alan got it 100%. The entire process of planning was seamless and I cannot thank the staff at Carl Alan enough for making it so easy! Many people told me that planning would be stressful and overwhelming, but I can honestly say that working with Vito was fun and I really enjoyed the whole process. They were extremely accommodating and flexible with my budget and they had plenty of ideas and options to choose from. They were easy to get in touch with and responded immediately to my emails and phone calls. It was so refreshing to work with someone who just got it! Our guests can’t stop talking about how beautiful everything looked and couldn’t wait to get their hands on the centerpieces at the end of the night. Carl Alan captured my vision better than I could have imagined. I am forever indebted to them for being so incredibly amazing and making my dreams come true!
Carl Alan provided beautiful floral designs for our wedding. There are multiple opportunities to review samples to ensure everything comes together on the day of the event. Vito is a true artist and an incredibly gifted floral designer.
AMAZING!! Carl Alan did a beautiful job on the flowers. They listened to exactly what I wanted and they came out even better than I imagined. GORGEOUS! And they were an absolute pleasure to work with and always quick to respond. Hire them!!
Had an amazing experience with Vito. I didn't have a vision for what I wanted, so I took the bridesmaid swatch to him, told him what other colors I liked......after this Vito came up with the most beautiful flower designs for the bouquets and the reception, and made everything jaw dropping!!! Working with Carl Alan Floral throughout the process was super easy too. Would use them a million times over if I had the chance :)
We got married in July 2015. I was never someone who even wanted flowers in my wedding and didn’t think they were worth the money. I soon realized that flowers (to some degree) would really spruce up the reception and ceremony. I met with several florists and all of them were very stale and unhelpful, except Carl Alan Florists. I was looking for a partner because I didn’t know exactly what I wanted. I needed someone to help me figure out creative ways to incorporate flowers into my wedding – and that’s exactly what Vito did. I was so relieved to find someone who was willing to help me realize what I wanted. He was patient, creative, innovative, and helped me stay in line with my budget. I told Vito that I wanted “wildflowers” in the bouquets and “candles” for my centerpieces. He created beautiful bouquets that were within a very reasonable budget and amazing centerpieces that reflected the mood of the reception. He was professional and fun to work with. I really cannot say enough amazing things about Vito and Carl Alan Florists. I 100% recommend them to anyone who is looking for a florist, no matter the budget or needs.
Carl Alan was such an easy to work with florist. The initial sit down was great and even though we knew nothing about flowers, they created such beautiful bouquets for us! The week of they sent me pictures of the bouquets to make sure I approved which I really appreciated. I was late on the day of and we told the driver he could just leave the flowers on my front porch and Carl himself called my maid of honor to ensure everything was okay and that was what we wished. It was extremely professional and the flowers were gorgeous!
Everyone at Carl Alan was amazing! They were by far the best vendor we used. We worked with Heather, and she was wonderful. We had so many comments during the wedding about how beautiful the flowers were, and everyone that sees the wedding photos says the same thing. We were able to skip having other decorative elements because the flowers were so striking, which saved us money. Carl Alan was also no more expensive than the other Center City florists we looked into using. I really liked the promptness with which they returned all phone calls and emails. Another benefit of Carl Alan is that you get to do a flower preview 3 months before the wedding and make adjustments if needed. I highly recommend using the team at Carl Alan!
My Favorite Vendor!Reviewed on 1/15/2016 Leeanne L
I met Vito from Carl Alan at an open house. I had an instant connection with him because of his welcoming and friendly personality. He was open-minded, very creative and extremely understanding of your budget. He wasn't trying to upsell us on anything and even made suggestions for how to save and threw in a few freebies. He was without a doubt the best vendor I had the opportunity to work with. My Family had the opportunity to meet him at a second open house and again they loved him (and his display was the best!) My grandma even bragged about how nice my florist was to our whole family. The whole team was quick to respond to questions and so thoughtful. My flowers were as beautiful as I had hoped they would be and I am so glad that we took creative suggestions from Vito. I would absolutely recommend this florist to anyone looking for an event.
Amazing!! We worked with Vito and his team to create a simple but amazing ceremony and reception arrangements that turned out fantastic for our December 19, 2015 wedding. We could not have been happier with the final arrangements. The bridal bouquet and bridemaids bouquets were beautiful, actually everything was beautiful. I would recommend Carl Alan for any event.
Vito and the team were outstanding!! We had the most incredible wedding experience as well as all of the meetings leading up to it. Vito totally understood the look we were going for an he nailed it. Amazing to work with, beautiful flowers, and made our wedding day so easy. Plus, Vito is so much fun!! Would recommend them a million times.
Beautiful!Reviewed on 11/20/2015 Jenna K
We found Carl Alan from their reviews and to be honest, did not really care about flowers. That changed when we made our first appointment with Veto. Veto walked us through all the floral items and even put together a sample for us so that we could imagine what the flowers would look like. We needed my bouquet, 6 bridesmaids’ bouquets, 4 jr. bridesmaids bouquets, 10 boutonnieres and 3 corsages. We had 14 tables, 5 of which were large branch arrangements and 9 were smaller submerged flowers with candles. Veto explained how we could save money along the way, without sacrificing how the room or flowers would look in the end. He was extremely positive and helpful. Although we originally thought the bill was high (we did NOT do out research on how much flowers cost), we learned that their pricing was extremely comparable to others in the area. We also found out that they are highly regarded in the area and their flowers hold up all day and for days to come. This made everything feel completely worth it. Veto even sent pictures on the Thursday before my Saturday wedding to double check that I liked everything. To be honest, the flowers were the one thing I did not worry about at all during my wedding weekend. I had complete trust that Carl Alan would make everything beautiful and they did. We received so many complements and would highly recommend Carl Alan Floral Designs.
Carl Alan Floral Designs did a remarkable job on the decorations and specifically the centerpieces for our wedding day. They, as a staff, were equally as remarkable with their efficient, reliable, and very knowledgeable ways. Vito was marvelous from the day we met with him (which coincidentally was only because our original designer recently parted ways). It was a blessing in disguise, because he was a delight to work with and handled all of my bridezilla moments with grace and ease. I HIGHLY recommend working with Carl Alan for your special occasion, as you won't be disappointed.
Hire them! I worked with Vito for my wedding, and he was awesome. I provided a few photos of what I liked then let him take the lead, and he delivered the most amazingly perfect final products. He even texted me photos right before the wedding so we could make any final tweaks, if we wanted (which I didn't because again perfection!) I wholeheartedly recommend any couple working with Carl Alan and Vito. Bonus -- my mom had a ball working with them too!
Excellent Value and ServiceReviewed on 10/28/2015 Karin T
I did not have too many flowers for my wedding. Our venue was unique and colorful and we did candlescapes for our tables instead of flowers. Because of this I did not want to spend too much on just bouquets and boutonnieres. They worked in my budget, saw my vision, and did a beautiful job! I was very happy with the service and with the way everything turned out. I highly recommend them!
They made our wedding amazing! Heather was extremely helpful in helping us figure out what we wanted especially when we had no idea lol Heather and Vito put together bouquets and centerpieces and arrangements that we gorgeous, everyone talked out how beautiful they were. Going in for the preview and then having them send me pictures of the bouquets 2 days before our wedding was so helpful and exciting! Definitely would recommend them for any and every occasion!!!!
Our wedding was beautiful and fully credit the amazing work by Carl Allen. Vito worked with us to get to know us before the event so that it reflected our personalities. Our guest also have commented for weeks about the flowers and creative touches that were added. Highly recommend their creative art with flowers.
Carl Alan did our arrangements for our wedding recently, and they were nothing less than INCREDIBLE! Vito met with us to help decide on our arrangements. His vision is on point, and he was attentive and caught every details. He, like Carl Alan himself, has a true passion for his work, and it showed in everything they did for us. Truly an amazing experience!
Thank you Heather!Reviewed on 10/20/2015 Carly S
Carl Alan Florist was so easy to work with. The florist from my initial consultation left a few months before my wedding, and the transition to another florist was so seamless and easy. I had a certain budget and during my consultation the florist was able to provide honest and creative recommendations to fit within a price range I was happy with while still staying within my vision. Working with Heather was such a pleasure; I know nothing about flowers, so Heather and her team helped create my vision into a reality. She was so flexible, even when I changed a couple small things before the wedding. I cannot thank Heather and her team enough for making everything so easy for me. I still look at photos of bouquet and can't believe how beautiful it was!!!!
Carl Alan was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. They were professional, knowledgable and fun to be around throughout our year and five month engagement. Decorations and center pieces were a priority of mine and they fulfilled my dreams. I asked for a very classic and clean feel, with all white flowers, minimal greens and gold and crystal accents. Vito was exceptional in comprehending my vision, as well as putting it into play. Additionally, our chuppah was stunning! They also brought to life what I envisioned and it felt like my husband and I were the only two underneath it the entire ceremony. I could have looked at it all night. It was magical. I only wish we could have repurposed it, because it was so stunning. Do yourself a favor and work with Carl Alan, if flowers and decorations mean a lot to you for your event!
Carl Alan provided my husband and I with the best wedding experience a couple could ask for. Our wedding coordinator (Heather) and her team provided follow up for all questions and changes within 24 hours. As my venue is a nontraditional venue (The Mann Center), they did an amazing job helping us to visualize our wedding and create a look that reflected our tastes and complimented our spectacular venue. In times of crisis (a family chuppah abandoned by the bride 72 hours prior to the big day), the team at Carl Alan came through and provided an amazing alternative for our ceremony. Their pricing is very reasonable, and they are sensitive to maintaining your budget. If you are getting married, trust Carl Alan to give you an amazing wedding experience without any of the stress!
Highly recommended!Reviewed on 10/01/2015 Torri M
Amazing Bouquets and Centerpieces. Compliments Galore!
Working with Carl Alan Floral Designs was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding day! They may be a little higher on the pricing spectrum, but this is because their professionalism, personal attention and product are SUPERB! During the whole process of planning my wedding, Vito at Carl Alan was an absolute pleasure to work with. I felt like one of the family! They worked so hard to get my bouquets just right, and my centerpieces were gorgeous. I would choose Carl Alan again and again! I really can't say enough good things (nor use enough exclamation points - !!!).
Each Piece was BeautifulReviewed on 9/21/2015 Jen M
Vito Russo and his team at Carl Alan are floral visionaries. They were able to incorporate beer hops into our flowers and still make our style feel elegant and classic. I wish the center piece we brought home lasted longer than a week, but it was beautiful until the end. Vito took time out to get to know us, and present us with exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much!