About this Vendor
Celebrating 113 years!
Cress Floral decorators prides itself on an impeccable reputation in the floral industry for four generations. From understated elegance to absolutely spectacular...bridal bouquets, centerpieces, church flowers or our custom made chuppahs, lighting and draping, we always work within your budget.
$$ – Affordable
Aisle Decorations, Centerpieces, Pedestals, Plants, Vases, Chuppah, Wedding Arch, Wedding Decoration Delivery, Wedding Decoration Setup, Decorations + Accents, Flower Crowns, Bouquet Wraps, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Corsages, Flower Alternatives, Flower Delivery + Setup, Flower Arrangements
Lori and the entire Cress team does not blink when there is a challenge. They rise to the occassion and work to ensure it is the best it could possibly be. After interviewing many florists for our fall Central Park Boathouse wedding, we wish we had met with Lori sooner. She immediately took our vision and made it a reality, creating something while we sat there in her studio in Queens. She and her husband worked tirelessly to show us that they had more than what it takes. When our venue told us only a few weeks prior that we only had less than 2 hours to flip the entire room and we had planned pipe and drape and custom canopy's for over the tables, Lori did what she needed to, to have the right staff on site to make the tight turn around. All of the bouquets were stunning and lasted. They were exactly to our vision and really brought the whole look together. If I had any event in the future I would go to Lori. Not only is she delightful to work with but she is also creative and patient.
Cress did the flowers or our wedding at the Central Park Boathouse and it was by far the most beautiful part of the day, not to mention the most enjoyable!!! Everyone at Cress makes you feel so welcomed when you come in, especially Lori- they do not pressure you into anything, they show you all your options, they listen to everything you want (even when you change your mind three different times)- they are absolutely amazing. We wanted a flower wall to be the backdrop for our photo booth, and they made the most EXQUISITE flower wall we had ever seen- the guests are still commenting on it- so many people didn't even believe it was real it was so perfect! The centerpieces were exactly what I had requested, and my cascading bouquet was flawless- Lori even brought extra ruscus to the hotel room the morning of the wedding incase I wanted it to be longer, and I did! They let us know what would/wouldn't or might not be possible, but would do everything they could to make it happen (as opposed to other florists who just flat out said NO to anenomes). They were forthcoming about all costs, and when on the day-of the tapered candles they had bought didn't fit in the holders, Lori rushed over to Bed Bath & Beyond to buy new ones to make it work. I didn't even know this until a month later- she wanted everything to just go smoothly and wonderfully. We can't say enough about this phenomenal team, and if I ever get to throw another party again (or can handle it)- they will be my go-to!!!
Wedding venues you can look at, cakes you can sample and caterer's you can taste but a wedding florist you need to take on trust that they will put together a beautiful wedding for you. We went through two wedding venues with Lori and Tommy and they planned out every little detail of our special evening. Honestly as the groom I think flowers are something we underestimate quite a bit. When the big night finally came I was absolutely stunned. The table pieces they arranged really made the evening. The Chuppah was the most spectacularly beautiful ornament I have ever seen at a wedding. They took an admittedly blank canvas of a wedding venue and painted us a masterpiece.
I was recently married at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, NY. The Boathouse provided us with a list of florists we could contact and we interviewed a few before selecting Lori & Tom at Cress Floral Decorators. Hands down it was one of the best decisions we made because they were amazing. Lori and Tom are both pleasures to work with and they truly captured our vision for the look and feel of our wedding, all within the stated budget. From the gorgeous bridal and bridesmaid bouquets to the floral crowns they made for my parents as a last minute request, their personal attention to every detail both large and small really made such a difference. I cried when I first saw the beautiful chuppa they had created for us because it was so special and exceeded all expectations. The floral and candle arrangements were all exquisite and gave the room a warm feel and glow- exactly what we wanted for our winter wedding. On the day of our wedding, Lori was there throughout to make sure every last detail was perfect. It was. I cannot thank them enough for making our day so special.
Perfection!! Speaking as the bride, I had an exact vision of what I wanted for the table centerpiece and my bouquet. From there, Lori and her husband Tom translated everything perfectly. They listened to our needs and concerns attentively. The result was that our wedding day and night were magic. Thank you Cress Florists!!!
Lori and Tom did an amazing job with our flowers. They were very friendly and accommodating and quick to respond. The prices are also very reasonable. I would recommend them to anyone.
Cress Florists are the best florists a bride and groom can use for their wedding. They are exceptionally professional, catered to all our needs with quality arrangements that truly brought a unique ambiance and made our day even more special. I highly recommend them for every bride and groom to be. Tom and Lori are both amazing and I have no doubt that they will take care of every client who steps foot in their store. You should definitely try them out because you have nothing to lose and I have no doubt that they will be your final choice.
Thank you Cress Florists for bringing my visions to life! Lori was extraordinary to work with and her ideas were beautiful. I highly recommend Cress and would do it the same way if I could do it over again.
I worked with Lori to plan my May 2017 wedding. I told her my vision and she shared with me some ideas of what we could create. She was respectful of my budget, finding creative ways to achieve the desired result. And, when my dress direction changed, the team at Cress helped me choose a new bouquet concept that better fit my new style. We saw samples at their offices and they spent time reviewing all the details with me, answering all of my questions throughout the process. I highly recommend working with Cress Floral Decorators and know you'll love what the create for your celebration.
Lori and her team were amazing and were so warm and helpful! The flowers exceeded expectation. I searched through a ton of vendors - Lori's team not only kept us within budget but gave us arrangements that would have coat us 2x more at other vendors. Lori really cares about her clients. My wedding planner raved about Lori's team :)
I cannot say enough good things about Lori and er team. I went on an exhaustive search for florists, and as soon as I met Lori in person and saw her sample centerpiece I knew I could stop the search. Not only was she an absolute pleasure to work with, she nailed my vision and on the day of delivered more than I could have imagined, all within an extremely reasonable budget. Every detail of the arch, bouquet, centerpieces, cocktail arrangements and escort table was absolutely perfect - thank you, Lori, for bringing my vision to life and making our wedding flowers more than we could have even envisioned!
Lori was fantastic. Our flowers were beautiful, and she was able to work within our limited budget. She was responsive and warm, and we loved working with her! She will be our go-to for all future family events!!
I planned my wedding from the other side of the world and dealt with all my vendors via phone and email. Unfortunately, this resulted in some impersonal conversations and vendors not so willing to spend time with me or put forth much effort. When I spoke with Lori for the first time, our phone call lasted for almost an hour. She was so incredibly wonderful. She listened to my ideas, offered her suggestions and really, really made me feel like a valued customer even though I couldn't meet with her face to face. When choosing vendors, it truly comes down to the feeling you get when you work with people, and I couldn't have been happier with Lori and her team. When I finally met with Lori and Tom, they were amazing. They sat through various design trials with us and made sure to capture my vision. On the day of the wedding, our floral decorations were beautiful. I highly recommend Cress Floral.
From our very first meeting, we found everyone at Cress an absolute pleasure to work with. The entire process, from discussing the vision of the wedding to seeing samples in real life, was seamless. The end result simply blew us away. Everything was gorgeous, and we we continue to talk about the amazing arrangements today. If you're getting married at the Loeb Boathouse or anywhere in the NYC area, you really must use Cress as your florist.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Cress Florist!!!! We had a small wedding in the fall that Cress helped make so incredibly special with stunning backdrop and centerpieces, boutonnières, and of course my bouquet! Yet this was nothing compared to what they did for our larger wedding this summer. Everything from the chuppah to the main centerpiece to the bouquets to the accents was BREATHTAKING!!! Lori and Tom made us feel like family from the moment we walked into their shop. They patiently worked with us until our vision became a reality and really went out on a limb to make some of our more unique ideas happen, including adding fairy lights to our centerpieces and fashioning me a special headpiece to wear during the party. Look no further, Cress is truly THE best!!!!!
Cress floral is such a great choice. From the first session that we sit down with Tom and Lori, we know their professionalism and flexibility. They have great taste for flower design and can always make the piece look pretty, elegant and live for the event. I visited them few times and made lots of change as the days going close to my wedding day. They always get back to me/my ideas quickly and give me suggestions/price quote with good responsiveness. On the wedding day, they delivered my bouquet/other decor accurately to the locations, as I wanted some pieces to be delivered into different location. Everything is on time, fresh, pretty, elegant and smooth. All my guests love their flowers and they end up taking the center piece home after the wedding.
When we picked our venue we were given a list of a few florist that we should use. However, we went on the knot and various other wedding websites and came across Cress Floral Decorators (Cress) and saw they had the most amazing reviews for our venue. I then went back to the list from our venue and we were so glad to see that they were on the list! We then spoke to Lori on the phone beforehand and \instantly clicked. When we went to visit their location in Little Neck, we saw how together and professional they were. Several other florist have old books and no fresh flowers to show visuals when you come in. Cress had sample flowers to show us, as well as several recent videos and pictures on a big screen that was navigated via computer in an organized/timely fashion. Cress is a awesome husband and wife team who make you feel like home when you meet them and throughout the wedding planning process. They help you put together beautiful floral arrangements to match your theme, and colors. They are very reliable, professional, trustworthy and honest. They work with you to meet your budgets and wants/needs. Whenever we sent them pictures/ ideas of things we wanted at our wedding they came up with a reasonable way to execute each thing. We even decided to add something last minute (week of wedding) that would take a lot of work and they nailed it! Lori more of your point of contact where Tom puts together the products. They make a great team. We were all very happy with how everything turned out. Lori also came to the hotel early to deliver floral items to the bridal party, she then monitored the set up at the venue and stayed through the ceremony to ensure that everything went smoothly. Thank you Lori & Tom for a great experience!! I wish there was a place to upload all the fabulous pictures I have of their work!
Lori and the entire team at Cress Floral were amazing! Lori was responsive to all of my emails and endless questions! They were affordable and we did not have to sacrifice quality for the price! Lori helped all of my floral dreams come true on my big day! I couldn't have asked for a better florist!
Working with Lori at Cress Floral was a wonderful experience. The flowers at our wedding were gorgeous and exactly as we had ordered. Lori made it so easy to pick what we wanted as she has so many photos from all the events that she has done. She always promptly answered any questions I had and even when we added something the last week she went out of her way to accommodate us. I highly recommend Cress Floral for any event you are planning.
Lori and her team went above and beyond. Her taste is excellent. I could not have been happier with the flower arrangements and overall service. We had a rather small flower budget, but the end product looked like a million dollar budget. I have never seen more beautiful flower displays. She really listens to what you want and provides flower displays that surpass your expectations. I would highly recommend Lori to anyone. Besides her great taste in floral arrangements, she really thinks about what would be best for the space and the couple. Moreover, on the day of the wedding she was not only at the hotel, but stayed throughout the ceremony to make sure everything went smoothly. An amazing experience overall.
Cress florist was the second to last place I checked out in my stressful hunt of flowers for my wedding. I knew it was who I wanted before my first meeting with them was even over. Professional, helpful, and truly love what they do. I showed them my dress and colors, and before I could finish explaining the husband would already have gotten flowers from the back that matched everything perfectly. They even went above and beyond to accommodate last minute requests, that I added on late in the game. when everything arrived on my big day the quality and design had exceeded my expectations. Thanks again!
Cress Floral Decorators are Simply the best! So kind caring and accommodating. Everything was perfect, top notch. Everything is well thought out and planned with close attention to detail. The colors that Cress suggested were beautiful. The centerpieces were breathtaking. I am so very pleased and would definitely recommend.
My experience with cress florists is one of a kind. This is a local business-family run, at a highly professional level. Cress did my bridal shower and my Wedding- both times I wanted elegant but colorful centerpieces-and for the wedding I wanted an extravagant floral chuppah. Not only was Lori (the owner and operator) up for the task, she was unintimidated by my crazy requests. Cress Florists has so many connections all over the world for the most unique of flowers- my personal favorite Blue Dendrobium Orchids imported from Holland. There are no limits when it comes to options available to Cress. I believe that they will give you the best price possible and get you as exactly close to your vision for any event's style. Also, their choices are so tasteful and fabulous. Not only does the couple know everything- they truly care about getting as close to perfection by being detailed and well prepared. I was provided with samples of each centerpiece and specific detailed descriptions of each piece. With my ceremony planned to be outside - Cress had a back up plan months in advance for just in case situations. They are floral designers. The morning after my event they delivered my flowers to our house where they lasted nearly a month after. It brought us so much joy. I can and will continue to keep saying how pleased I am with the outcome of my floral decor. These are Florists you can count on which is the most important thing. Lori and Tommy are communicative and easy to reach. Very reliable. They are a dream team. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. In every way. Thank you Cress!!! *note-Cress Florists also matched the silk used to canopy my chuppah exactly to my dress. Purchased and draped it.
Lori was by far and above the best wedding vendor decision I made. I met with Lori, my parents and my fiancé before ultimately deciding on Cress Floral. The meeting took approximately 3 hours because my mother and I had so many questions (the poor guys). Lori was patient, kind, creative, honest and warm. She didn't pressure us to make a decision on the spot, but instead gave us some things to think about. After leaving the meeting, we knew we would be going with Cress Floral. Lori PERSONALLY delivered my bouquet to the hotel where I was getting ready. My bouquet was so much better than the mock-up she had prepared for my approval (and trust me, the mock-up was GOOD). The craftsmanship and PURE LOVE that went into the bouquet was visible. My church was made all the more beautiful by the creativity and pure beauty of the floral arrangements and pew decorations. My venue was a beautiful venue, but I truly believe it was made exceptional because of Lori's (and her team's) fabulous work. When I walked into my reception venue and saw the custom bannister/railing, I literally gasped. When I surveyed the cocktail hour, the escort table, and eventually the tables with three alternating centerpieces, I nearly cried! Lori, Tom and the entire Cress team are professional, honest, caring and simply AMAZING. They were also responsible for my rehearsal dinner flowers and blew my in-laws away. I wish I could get married every year, but alas, that would be fiscally irresponsible, but I know that I have a florist (and a friend) for life with Lori and Cress.
Cress Floral Decorators are exceptional! Lori quickly gained a clear understanding of the vision, advised us on different options and as selections were made, she created a clear and comprehensive plan that delivered on the vision. Their execution is impeccable and they are sincere, passionate and professional. The results exceeded expectations and I highly recommend Cress Floral Decorators as they are amazing! A truly wonderful experience!