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.

Details

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Wedding Categories

Centerpieces, Vases, Chuppah, Wedding Arch, Decorations + Accents, Bouquet Wraps, Bouquets, Flower Arrangements

Awards
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Contact Info

1700 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Reviewed on 6/01/2016 Lauren B

Working with Vito was absolutely wonderful!! As someone who didn't necessarily have a vision of what I wanted the flowers to look like at first, Vito was able to figure out my style and bring to life the wedding of my dreams!! He made sure that all the flowers were exactly what... Read More I wanted and that I loved every single aspect. During the sample appointment, he showed us our centerpieces, and tweeked whatever we wanted. Also, two days before the wedding, someone from the office texted me pictures of the bridal bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets. While it wasn't what I had pictured, I just explained what I wanted changed, and they fixed the bouquets so that they were PERFECT. Having the opportunity to see them ahead of time was really awesome!! Lastly, he created such an unbelievable chuppah for us!!! We had looked at tons of pictures of chuppahs and liked little details from many, but had never seen one that we thought, "that's EXACTLY what we want" ---- until we saw ours. Vito created the most perfect chuppah for us!! We are so grateful to have gotten to work with Vito and the Carl Alan Floral Design team! They were incredible!


Reviewed on 7/22/2016 Danielle I

Working with Vito and the entire Carl Alan team for my wedding was an amazing experience! Vito understood my vision and had amazing ideas to add in order to make my dreams into a reality! The process was so organized and easy that I never had to worry about this part of the... Read More wedding at all. We got married at the Ballroom at the Ben for both the ceremony and reception. They transformed an already beautiful room into a breathtaking and stunning one. It contained everything I imagined and more! I would recommend Carl Alan to any all brides because it was such an amazing experience from start to finish!


Reviewed on 7/13/2016 Emily R

It was wonderful to work with Vito and Katina at Carl Alan Designs. Vito was both incredibly creative and still practical about working with our budget. We really appreciated Katrina's efficiency and enthusiasm. The room looked magical with their magnificent floral and... Read More candle arrangements and the bridal bouquet was definitely the prettiest we have ever seen. Two thumbs up for Vito, Katrina and the team at Carl Alan Designs.


Reviewed on 7/11/2016 Jennifer T

I thought finding a florist with a considerably low budget was going to a difficult task, but that was not the case. I would never imagine that Carl Alan Florist would have been something we were able to afford. Our first meeting with Vito proved me wrong. He was so easy to talk... Read More to and so easy to work with. I gave him just a few pictures of what I was envisioning for my floral arrangements and he turned those pictures into a reality. Not only was I able to get everything I wanted, but he was able to work with my budget! He even had the patience to deal with me when I changed my mind on the colors and he was willing to work with me until I was happy with my final decision. He knew exactly the look I was going for and he definitely knew what I wanted before I even knew! Amazing is the only way to describe Vito and the whole team! Communication between myself and Vito was a breeze as his assistant Katrina was always fast to reply to any of my emails. Heather also sent me pictures of my flowers as they were preparing them and putting them together to make sure everything was what I wanted. There was a small mix up and a slight change that I wanted made, and she made it happen no questions asked. This team is truly fantastic and so easy to work with. I can not say enough good things about the whole Carl Alan team! Thank you so much for making my wedding a magical day!


Reviewed on 7/07/2016

We interviewed over a dozen florists in Philadelphia. Many had a minimum order requirement, but because we planned a small wedding and invited only 50 guests, we often did not meet the $10k+ requirements of many florists in the area. Vito at Carl Alan was beyond a joy to work... Read More with - he is a dynamic and creative genius that brought our ideas to life in ways we never imagined. I am sure many brides can relate to feeling like you spend so much time and money planning your dream day, and then pushy vendors want to do their idea of perfect ( and of course with an added cost). This was the only florist we met with that truly wanted to execute our vision exactly as we imagined, and we could not have asked for better value or service. Vito even let us come by the day before the wedding to look at the flowers and make sure they were absolutely perfect! We were married almost 2 weeks ago and my bouquet is still picture perfect in a vase of water. The quality and value is there, and this team was a dream to work with. We would choose Carl Alan again and again. Thank you Vito!!


Reviewed on 6/30/2016 Karen G

They made the most beautiful arrangements and listened to all of our requests, really understanding our vision for the wedding. And so much fun to work with!


Reviewed on 6/22/2016 Christina D

Carl Alan was phenomenal! Our wedding was 6/18/16 and CA provided center pieces, chairs, bouquets and boutonnieres. They are on the Preferred Vendor list at our venue, the Loews Hotel and the set up and take down was seamless. Heather who was the sweetest, friendliest, most... Read More knowledgeable, accommodating and helpful vendor I worked with. Out of all the things to do for the wedding, I knew the least about flowers, but she guided me and provided 2 different options mocked up for me to see. Everyone was was truly overwhelmed by how beautiful the centerpieces and bouquets were. I also rented gold Chiavari chairs from them which really transformed the space. Thank you so much Heather and everyone at Carl Alan! I wish I could have kept the flowers forever!


Reviewed on 6/15/2016 Sara K

Carl Alan did the flowers for our wedding on June 11th and we couldn't have been more pleased. The only disappointment I had from the whole experience was that I couldn't take all the flowers with me. Everything was stunning! Their service was amazing too down to the tiniest... Read More details. The Thursday before our ceremony, they text me photos of my bouquet and my bridesmaids bouquets just to make sure I was happy! I had some minor tweaks to the bouquets - they made the changes and text me new pictures within minutes. Highly, highly recommend.


Reviewed on 6/14/2016 Sandra B

I worked with Vito from Carl Alan for my wedding in Philadelphia on June 4th, and couldn't have been more happy with our flowers! As someone who knows next to nothing about flowers, Vito was the perfect person to walk me through the process. Based on only a few Pinterest photos... Read More and 20 minutes of our consultation, he was easily able to construct the style and vision I was looking for, and the sample centerpieces were exactly what came on wedding day. I also appreciated that at no point did I feel like I was pressured to do things a certain way or upgrade things; if anything Vito was always very frank about what was necessary and what wasn't. The bouquets and boutonnieres all arrived to the hotel on time and in good condition, and the rest of the flowers were set up perfectly at the venue without me even having to think about anything. Their flexibility, professionalism, and attention to detail made everything worthwhile; I had no trouble getting guests to take my beautiful centerpieces home!


Reviewed on 6/10/2016

The entire staff were professional, prompt in replying to our emails, and flexible. Vito helped us pick the perfect floral arrangements. His creativity captured the ideas we wanted. All of our guests were impressed and complimented on the arrangements. We could not have... Read More picked a better company.


Reviewed on 5/27/2016 ali c

We hired Carl Alan Floral Design our wedding, and couldn't be happier that we did! Heather and the Carl Alan team executed our vision to perfection! From the moment that we met Heather, we were impressed by her careful consideration of our vision and expectations, her obvious... Read More passion for her work and her exceptional attention to detail. She was an absolute joy to work with; she was extraordinarily responsive and receptive to our ideas, and worked tirelessly and creatively to fit our vision within our budget. Our chuppah and sweetheart table were all that we'd dreamed they would be and more, and we can't thank Heather and Carl Alan enough for making our wedding night so special and memorable.


Reviewed on 5/24/2016 Adriene E

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... Read More 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.


Reviewed on 5/23/2016 Amanda P

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... Read More say enough about this time. I am forever grateful for how beautiful everything turned out.


Reviewed on 5/18/2016 Jessica B

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... Read More 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!


Reviewed on 5/17/2016 Valerie P

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.


Reviewed on 4/27/2016 Lyndsey D

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!!


Reviewed on 4/27/2016 Lindsay G

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... Read More 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 :)


Reviewed on 4/24/2016 Kelly R

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... Read More 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.


Reviewed on 2/29/2016 Samantha D

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... Read More 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!


Reviewed on 1/19/2016 Katie B

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... Read More 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... Read More 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.


Reviewed on 1/04/2016 Stella S

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... Read More were beautiful, actually everything was beautiful. I would recommend Carl Alan for any event.


Reviewed on 12/07/2015

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.... Read More 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... Read More 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.


Reviewed on 11/05/2015 Hali B

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... Read More (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.


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