Crocus was not only my florist, but was a complete design consultant. She came to our rental meetings, corresponded with my caterer and lighting vendors, and even helped with the floor plan. She has an incredible eye. She really understood my d...
esign aesthetic and brought my vision to life. I always felt like she 100% got what I was going for and added her own amazing touches that elevated every single design element (from the bar to the bathroom to an amazing baby's breath hanging cloud). She was so amazing to work with, delivered amazing and easy-to-follow design books, and was super adaptable.
Reviewed On 7/17/2018 by MIchele K
Crocus was a pleasure to work with. The ultimate professional and a true artist in floral design. If we could give more stars than five, we would...she's the best!!
Reviewed On 5/09/2018 by Emily Z
Crocus was spectacular! Choosing Crocus Hale was easily one of the best wedding planning decisions we made. She was incredibly responsive, patient, helpful, and kind throughout the entire planning process. She listened to what we envisioned and...
gave us a result that completely blew us away. Her impeccable taste and eye for design helped transform our wedding into a magical and unforgettable event. We can’t speak more highly of everything she and her team did for us. Work with her, trust her, and you’ll be very thankful you did :)
Reviewed On 9/22/2017 by Carrie R
You need to use Crocus for your wedding. She is a true professional, warm, responsive, and detail-oriented. She has a great talent for listening; I had an idea of what I wanted but not the vocabulary to describe it and Crocus nailed it on the ...
head (she turned "green and neutrals" into a spectacular wedding). Crocus is a true artist and has excellent taste, as you can see from pictures of her previous work. She is also really plugged into the local wedding community and has great vendor recommendations. And because she knows everyone, she is able to do a lot of the detailed coordination (that I didn't have time or knew to do!) with other vendors, such as the lighting designer and caterer. We planned the wedding remotely, and Crocus's quick responses and constant availability helped us feel that everything was under control. I really can't say enough good things about her as an artist and her as a business; she's got it all!
Reviewed On 7/19/2017 by Natalie O
I have to add my voice to the chorus of praise already collected here. Crocus is every bit the magician you've heard. On a personal level, she is immensely gracious and thoughtful, so calm and collected, and a great listener. I had a fairly spe...
cific vision of what I wanted the flowers to look/feel like, but didn't necessarily have the language to express it (not knowing flower names, etc.) Right from the first (highly detailed, with tons of photos) proposal she sent us, Crocus demonstrated that she'd entirely understood -- it kind of felt like she'd *consumed* the idea, that's how intuitively she got it. Crocus offered to meet us at Classical Tents (which supplied our tables, glasses, plates, flatware, etc.) and reviewed everything that we'd already selected (on a previous visit) with us. She also brought along a collection of "vessels" -- vases, terrariums, pedestals, etc. of all sizes that she could use for the table settings, and we picked our favorites together. In the lead-up to the wedding, she was always happy to offer her opinion on last-minute questions that came up. And at the wedding itself, what she accomplished was just magic. We got married in a raw former factory space, which we loved, but we were relying on her to soften it up, in a sophisticated rather than sweet way, and Crocus delivered 1000 times over. The bouquets were stunning, but she also provided flowers and decoration for the bar tables, the escort card table, and the cakes; and each table had its own, unique collection of flowers, air plants, candles, and silk arranged in the most beautiful, undone way. The care and attention to detail was beyond. We just adored working with her, and her work product. Don't waste your time looking anywhere else!
Reviewed On 10/22/2016 by Lilia C
We honestly couldn’t even begin to communicate the awesomeness that is Crocus Hale. I keep telling people who ask how our wedding went that it was literally like someone took my wedding dream, ripped it out of my head, and threw it in a field. ...
That really isn’t an over exaggeration, and it is in such a large part thanks to Crocus' amazing imagination and her capability of listening to my vision, adding to it, and creating something that was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. She is so incredibly talented and we truly couldn’t have been happier with what she did.
Crocus has an obvious attention to detail, a dedication to her clients that is unparalleled, and is beyond a pleasure to work with. She has a true and clear love for her craft and her spirit, energy, and kindness are so genuine.
I hope we have the opportunity to work with her again in the future!
Reviewed On 10/16/2016 by Darcy B
I got married yesterday, and pershaps the best choice I made in wedding planning (besides the wonderful guy I chose!), was having Crocus do the flower for the wedding. I honestly cannot recommend Crocus highly enough. I really have her to thank...
for holding our whole wedding together. From the first phone call, I knew working with Crocus was the right choice. She really listened to my ideas, and very quickly understood what I was going for. She was there every step of the way, not only to consult about the flowers, but to advise me about all parts of the wedding. I didn't have a wedding planner, and I was able to really rely on Crocus to keep me on the right track. She manages that perfect blend between offering expert advice and really respecting what we wanted. She does more than flowers, too -- she helped with lighting, linens, a display for the escort cards, decorations for the cake, and more. She was an absolute joy to work with and I would recommend her to ANYONE.
Reviewed On 8/31/2016 by Knottie1472671245
Crocus isn't just a florist, she's a visionary. Moreover, she's plain fun to work with. She was able to understand our taste with just a couple questions and develop a creative vision that appealed to both this bridal-averse bride and my weddin...
g obsessed mother and mother-in-law. Inevitable hiccups were solved easily and without stress and the plan was executed beyond what I could imagine. Crocus is an essential part of any Berkshire event "A" team.
Reviewed On 6/08/2016 by Hannah R
I felt an immediate connection with Crocus as we discussed my vision for the wedding, and she did NOT disappoint in bringing the ideas to life! I was absolutely speechless when I saw everything set up in person - her designs are truly incredibl...
e and I am so grateful she was a part of our special day! Thank you, Crocus!
Reviewed On 9/29/2015 by Sara H
Crocus is seriously the best! Of all of the vendors I worked with for my wedding day, Crocus' work was the only one that truly blew me away. I could tell from my communications with her that she was a pro, but she took what little direction I...
gave her, which basically consisted of "I want vintage'y and blush pink" and made it into the most beautiful bouquets and arrangements I've ever seen at a wedding. And I think all of my guests would agree, as we made an announcement at brunch the next day that people could take home the centerpieces if they wanted to, and everyone snatched them up so fast I didn't even get one for myself! She was always super responsive, very sensitive to my budget constraints, and coordinated on her own with my venue so much that it made planning my Berkshires wedding from my home across the country a breeze. Crocus, thank you so much for making my wedding more beautiful than I ever could have dreamed!
Reviewed On 9/07/2014 by a member
In a word, Crocus is amazing. We are so grateful that we were able to work with her. She is a true artist and her aesthetic vision could not have been more perfect for us.
Crocus worked really closely with us to make sure she got to know al...
l our tastes and whims. She went above and beyond to make our floral designs so uniquely ours. I love gardening and we asked her to incorporate flowers and vegetables from my garden into the arrangements, which she did so beautifully. When we walked into our venue before the ceremony and saw what she had done, I teared up. Every table had a unique centerpiece, and, oh, were they all breathtaking!
Crocus paid attention to all our wishes and fantasies and gave us so much more than we could wish for. It is such a privilege to work with someone with whom you speak the same language.
It was a huge task to decorate the historic Round Stone Barn at Hancock Shaker Village where our reception took place, including the tables for 200 guests, the chuppah, the ceremony aisles, cocktail hour, lounge area, multiple boutonnieres and corsages, and the flower girl baskets and wreaths. It was truly magical!!!
Reviewed On 9/26/2013 by Carly M. M
We worked with Crocus on the floral arrangements and overall design concept for my wedding. Crocus is not only a florist but a designer and an artist!! She executed the vision we had discussed with such incredible professionalism and to perfect...
ion!! I could not have imagined a more beautiful wedding and we truly have her to thank for this. Her flower choice, floral arrangements, and design of the tables and overall concept for the barn in which we got married was magical!!! We truly were speechless when we saw what she had done with our venue and how brilliantly she executed all of the ideas we had discussed. Crocus was an absolute pleasure to work with as well. Crocus is professional, organized, enthusiastic, and responsive with an incredible sense of taste and style. She was a joy to work with and we would recommend her to anyone and everyone!!
Reviewed On 9/07/2013 by Rebecca D
Crocus was masterful. She somehow managed to adopt our vision as if it were her own and execute it with exquisite detail. From our very first discussion with her, she conveyed a mastery of her craft without the arrogant presumptuousness that ac...
companies so many other top end florists. She asked questions, and more impressively, actually listened to the answers. She was easy to reach and engaged throughout. When the big weekend came, she was ever preset and yet out of sight. Things just happened, and precisely as they were supposed to. We were thrilled, and our guests were impressed. Little did they know that she was able to do this at 35% less than other quotes we had received for the same work. We can't recommend Crocus highly enough.
Reviewed On 9/01/2013 by Jenna V
Like the other reviewers here, I can't say enough about how great it was to work with Crocus and the beautiful flowers she did for our wedding. Given the budget constraints that we had, I was worried I was forcing her to "scrimp" too much (and...
that it would show), but she worked so well us on that front and the flowers were exquisite - lush and elegant and perfectly in keeping with the rustic theme of our wedding. I especially loved my bouquet (a gorgeous mix of roses, lisianthus, pink astrantia and lavender) and we received loads of compliments on the centerpieces for our tables. We also used Crocus's candles, vases and lanterns to complete our decorations, which made it easy (as the bride) from a planning perspective - effectively she was a "one stop shop" for the decorations - and it ensured a consistent look and feel throughout the day. Visit her website and FB page to get a good sense of the different range of flowers and "looks" she can put together - the photographs online are a good representation of what she can do. We worked mostly via emails back and forth and a couple phone calls - she was always very responsive and provided great written proposals (with pictures) that helped me see what she was capable of providing, and at what price. I highly recommend Crocus Hale - you will not be disappointed!
Reviewed On 8/25/2013 by mandy v
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Crocus. Not only was Crocus a pleasure to work with, and very professional, but she has a TRUE talent for what she does. While I knew that the flower arrangements would be beautiful, they completely ex...
ceeded my expectations.
Reviewed On 8/24/2013 by Kristen L
I can't say enough good things about Crocus Hale and her incredible sense of style and her intuitive nature. We had very specific ideas about what type of mood and overall look we wanted for our May 18th wedding at The Mount but weren't sure ho...
w to explain it in floral terms. With just a few inspirational images I pulled, Crocus was able to create the most beautiful and original arrangements. From the PERFECT Lily of The Valley bridal bouquet to the lavender groomsmen's boutonnieres, to the boho centerpieces and the most photogenic garlands of all time, everything was stunning. If you're lucky enough to lock Crocus down for your own event you will be forever grateful you did. My highest recommendation and I hope to use her again for many more events in the future.
Reviewed On 8/21/2013 by Ali A
Crocus was so great to work with! She was responsive with emails, which is a big plus. My mother-in-law, fiancé, and I started out with a general theme we were looking to convey (romantic and somewhat rustic, since we had an outdoor wedding), a...
nd Crocus immediately brought forth some wonderful ideas. Her proposal was very detailed and included images of what she was envisioning for the flowers. The colors and textures of the flowers in our wedding photos really pop against the backdrop of our wedding site. She also put together a beautiful display with twine and gorgeous coral peonies for our escort cards; all we had to do was supply the cards a few days before the event. The entire process, start to finish, was transparent and simple.
We received so many compliments from our guests on the table centerpieces, the ceremony flowers -- everything. We would hire Crocus again in a heartbeat!
Reviewed On 7/18/2013 by Kate K
Crocus did a huge amount of work for us - rehearsal dinner, wedding, AND brunch - and every moment was more beautiful than the last.