About this Vendor
Where Impression is Everything...
Emerald City Designs is committed to providing services that exceed your expectations. For your event, we will combine elegance and cutting-edge originality to complement your style and personality for your wedding day. Let us bring your visions to life.
$$ – Affordable
Aisle Decorations, Centerpieces, Vases, Chuppah, Decorations + Accents, Bouquet Wraps, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Flower Arrangements
Great FlowersReviewed on 10/22/2013 Suzanne M
I ordered flowers for my entire bridal party, they were delivered on time and efficiently. Emerald City also did the decor for my ceremony. Everything looked great, and they picked everything up afterwards. They are a vendor you paid a little more for, but you don't need to worry about them at all. One less headache, totally worth it.
Amazing Service and gorgous Flowers!!Reviewed on 6/27/2012 Renee P
we went to Emerald panicking, 5 months before our wedding after a DISASTEROUS expierence with another florist. The staff here was beyond professional, helpful and willing to help us envision our day. We ended up going a completely different direction than the other florist's design and cannot imagine our wedding any other way! We also used their referrals on our band and videographer and were very pleased. I cannot give Emerald City designs enough praise!!! Their day of coordinators were spot on as well- always at beck and call to help us with anything and were amazing at directing our day so that we could enjoy it!
Wonderful!Reviewed on 5/16/2012 Amy P
Although the package that came from my venue did not quite cover everything, the staff was wonderful and knowledgeable, and precise in every detail!
Emerald City Design was an amazing vendor! We were assigned them when we booked at Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters. They were amazing from consultation to delivery! Stacey was willing to work with us to find the perfect design for our wedding. I can't even count how many compliments we received on our flowers. She also was willing to help me set and re-set tables until we found the perfect table covering and layout. Lastly, we were able to incorporate our own plants into the boutonnieres, which gave it a special touch. They dropped off all our bouquets and bouts to the hotel, and everything was well put together, the bouquets each came in their own vase to keep them fresh all day. It was a pleasure working with them throughout the planning process.
I was overall very pleased with the flowers and decor at my wedding. There were a couple hiccups with regards to what was included in the package through my venue, but they were very accommodating and gave me what was promised, even if it wasn't exactly what they had INTENDED to promise. The bridesmaid and bridal bouquets turned out SO SO beautiful, I really loved them and love seeing them in pictures. There was some miscommunication about the flowers in the glass cylinders (my centerpieces) being submerged... I had given them pictures of submerged flowers, and discussed submerging the flowers and they even warned about how high the water could and couldn't be due to the rocking boat (because my venue was a yacht), so I know they heard me say I wanted the flowers submerged, yet somehow they didn't ultimately end up putting any water in the cylinders at all, except for an inch at the bottom where the glass beads were. The centerpieces were still pretty, but would have been even prettier with the additional element of water in the cylinders. Also, when I emailed them about it after the wedding, they never responded with any kind of explanation, apology, or anything.
We used Emerald City for our all of our flowers and for wedding coordinating services. First, as for the flowers and centerpieces, my tables looked amazing. Initially, I felt like I was paying a lot of money for the product, but once I shopped around I realized that I couldn't really compare other options to what I was getting at Emerald City. After our table preview I was completely sold and confident in our decision to go with Emerald City. It was so nice to know that all of our flowers and decor were taken care of in a one-stop shop. Plus, it was amazing to know that they were setting up and taking down, rather than having to recruit family and friends for help. Also, the feedback we received from family and friends who attended the wedding, and even others who see wedding photos, rave about how beautiful everything was. The feedback I received alone is deserving of a 5 star rating. As for the day-of-coordinating services, I am so happy we decided to book Cheryl. I had been to plenty of weddings where the MOH or sisters or MOB runs around paying vendors, keeping people on schedule or putting our mini-fires all day, and honestly that stinks. I wanted to make sure that everyone got to enjoy my wedding, which was the main reason I sought this service. Plus, the opportunity to sit down and schedule the whole wedding weekend, hour by hour, and review of all of my wedding contracts, was worth its weight in gold. My wedding ran SO smoothly and I owe a huge part of that to Emerald City! I highly recommend Emerald City to any bride in the area.
Nicole at Emerald City Designs did an amazing job for us. As I walked into the Reception Room at Waterview Loft, I stopped and stared because it was breathtaking. The table design we had reviewed 2 months earlier came alive and there were so many candles that made our venue glow. All spectacular!
Highly recommendReviewed on 7/23/2015 Linda B
Emerald City Designs services came bundled with my wedding. I'd seen enough of their ads in magazines and their Facebook page to know that they provide quality services. The person that I worked with was very helpful and knowledgable. She made the selection process easy for us. We also selected linens and sashes for the tables and chairs. The showroom has everything so that you can envision what your selection will look like. Since the flowers were bundled with my wedding, I was concerned about what they'd look like but they really were gorgeous. I would definitely recommend their services to a friend.
AWESOMEReviewed on 6/29/2015 Alyssa K
I had the pleasure of working with Nicole as my designer, and she made my dream wedding come true! Everything from the flowers, to the table linens, to cocktail napkins she took care of it. The flowers they did for my bouquets and center pieces were breathtaking. I was told by many guests that it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever been to! Everyone at ECD knows what they are doing and are very professional. I was warned by another wedding planning company that they do "cookie cutter" weddings, but I am so so so happy that I decided to trust my instinct and go with them because they are far from cookie cutter! They had a large selection of items to choose from, and if they didn't have what you wanted they would order it for you. Excellent customer service and they treated me like I wasn't just another bride. Going through ECD for everything was worth every penny, as well as the time and stress I saved if I were to try and do everything myself to save some money.
Great place for decor & flowersReviewed on 6/29/2015 Jenni C
I worked with Nicole at Emerald City Designs for ceremony/reception decor & bridal party flowers. She was fantastic and made our wedding planning process so easy. She responded super quickly to emails and didn't seem bothered by my super detail oriented questions. We were trying to stay within a reasonable budget, and she never seemed condescending about that at all. I'm not really a creative type, so I had trouble putting into words what I was envisioning - but Nicole was able to understand what I wanted and bring it to life. I really liked that you could do a "table preview" where you got to see the table all set up how it would be at the reception, and make any changes you wanted at that point. It helps to see it in person. Also, they setup and breakdown EVERYTHING, so you don't have to bother a family member or your bridal party with that. Since everything is rented rather than purchased, you don't have to worry about trying to sell stuff at 1/10th of the price you paid for it. We used Emerald City because they were included with our venue package - they are more expensive than some of their competitors, so I'm not sure if I would have selected them on my own. But the cohesiveness of the look and seamlessness of the planning made the extra cost worth it!
I had a vision of what I wanted our flowers to look like but, knowing nothing about flowers, I spoke only in buzz words. I said "white, green, succulents, simple, sophisticated, loose" and Nicole immediately pulled out cards of the perfect flowers to fit my vision. I knew in that moment we were in great hands. The original quote encompassed anything and everything I could have wanted and it came in pretty high for that reason. So we met with Nicole again and she really helped us to pick and choose what would work and bring the cost back down to earth. She had amazing suggestions on how to bring cost down while keeping the look we wanted. Our next meeting was the table preview and it was perfect. All we had to do was add one piece of greenery. I never expected the flower preview to go as perfectly as it did. On the day of I was blown away. My bouquet was so beautiful. The bridesmaids bouquets were a perfect compliment. And the special bouquet made for my flower girl made her feel so special. And I don't know how accurately describe the room because it was breathtaking. Everything was executed exactly as I was told it would be which was good because I was not a bride who was okay with surprises. All in all, I was thrilled!
So badly wanted to give a 5 star review but what happened guys :(Reviewed on 12/24/2014 Ann G
Everyone there was great to work with and Ann was an AMAZING day of coordinator and I couldn't imagine going through the day without her. She was like a personal assistant handling everything and if I needed anything she was on top of it! I am truly truly sad though that they completely dropped the ball on my head table. I spent time designing a head table with them to stand out above the other reception tables with gold brush candles, bustled table cloth etc. It was totally missed and set up exactly the same as the reception guest tables. It wasn't even bustled at all. That table was the most important to us and when I see it in pictures it really, really bums me out. I look at that as a huge blunder for the expense and time I paid and put in. The room looked amazing the way they set everything up but I still cant get past the head table :( Total fail. I would still recommend them because I appreciated the great work otherwise, but I just cant give the 5 star review I really wanted to.
Elegance and BeautyReviewed on 10/25/2014 Anne P
My entire experience with Emerald City Designs was positive. The team at Emerald City Design was so delightful, professional, organized, helpful, and knew how to make our wedding vision possible. They went above and beyond with the wedding not only with their decor and flowers but with their delicate treatment and care for us. Flowers and place settings are such a large part of a wedding and can be very stressful, but with their wisdom and creativity, Emerald City made it so easy and no stress was involved at all. I have received numerous compliments from guests on how beautiful the flowers and table settings were, even from people i would have never expected to say anything. My mother describes our wedding as ethereal. It truly was full of perfection, elegance, and beauty because of Emerald City Designs.
Stunning!Reviewed on 10/07/2014 Katelyn L
Nicole was my designer and she was amazing. She saw my vision and made it real. If I could I'd hire this company and Nicole for everything and everyone. They are the best! I never had to worry about a single thing because they were on top of it!
Amazing!!Reviewed on 10/04/2014 Caitlin R
We used ECD for our flowers and day-of coordination for our July 5th Detroit wedding. We could not have been happier with the service and professionalism. The staff was so helpful and we did not have to worry about a thing the day of our wedding. In the months since our wedding, we have received so many comments about how smoothly things went for us and that our guests have never been to a better planned wedding. The flowers were GORGEOUS and lasted for a week after the ceremony. The centerpieces were perfect. They worked with us until they were exactly what we wanted. They also did our programs and helped with hotel welcome bags for guests. If you want to have a worry-free wedding day, you will not regret your choice with ECD!
Beautiful FlowersReviewed on 8/02/2014 Aly B
We used emerald city designs for our 6/28 wedding in Detroit. The venue we chose was on it's own very plain and needed a lot of floral love to really pop. We had big flower dreams with a limited budget. Emerald City was able to work with us to make the biggest impact with the budget we had. With a few money saving tips like nixing the boutonnieres and reusing bridal party bouquets as center pieces we were able to save enough to have sizable centerpieces on all our tables. They also decorated our ceremony space with runner, petals, draping, and two large arrangements at the alter. All the florals were stunning and made a huge impact on our space. We planned this event from out of state and were worried about getting exactly what we wanted since we were not able to be present for much of the planning. Nicole at emerald city did an amazing job utilizing pinterets and other online resources to help me express my vision from afar. On the day of she absolutely nailed it. The bridal party flowers were also beautiful and durable. That may be a weird descriptor but I was amazed they held up to our 3 hrs of pictures in the heat, being dropped and drug around Detroit before the ceremony, and still looked beautiful on the tables hours later. We loved ECD and would definitely recommend them!
Beautiful flowersReviewed on 7/15/2014 Mandy S
Our flowers were gorgeous and exactly what I wanted. The staff was helpful. I used Emerald city Designs because it was a package deal with my venue. We had to purchase 3 bridesmaid bouquets, 4 boutonnieres, and 2 corsages that weren't included and it came to well over $500.
My flowers did not last for photosReviewed on 6/24/2013 Megan C
While I do believe they do exceptional work and was very impressed at my initial meeting, I was disappointed when my vision was not executed properly. Two weeks before my wedding, I submitted my final payment. After that date, I wrote my contact person, Nicole, asking to change a few of the table arrangements to accommodate cancelled guests. I did not even receive the courtesy of a response. Also, my wedding coordinator had made several attempts to reach Emerald City Designs to arrange floral delivery and set-up times, but again, received no response. The day of my wedding, my mother’s corsage died before pictures even began. My now husbands boutonniere was brown before photos began. Also, my bridesmaids bouquets, which were hydrangeas, didn’t even last to make it to cocktail hour. I was also informed later, embarrassingly, by a few of my guests that my center pieces had wilted flowers and the hydrangea did not appear to as “fresh” as they should have. I felt as though once my balance was paid in full, I was no longer important and I received any flowers they had lying around and not the beautiful full arrangements I had viewed at my table preview. Finally, I did not even receive a follow up from ECD letting me know I was paid in full and there had been no damage to any of their rented items. I sent Nicole and email asking for such and reviewed a one-sentence response stating it was paid in full and would this be sufficient.
GoodReviewed on 5/15/2012 Jessica M
I had a good experience with them. They are pretty pricy, but it was worth it because they do so many things and it was worth paying for less stress on my own. Their office and showroom are amazing and they have plenty of options to choose from. They really know what they're doing. My bouquet fell apart halfway through the day, which was upsetting but that's the only complaint on my part.
Wedding FlowersReviewed on 4/18/2012 Christy C
Everything ECD was AMAZING - I would highly recommend them.
Made my dreams come true!Reviewed on 1/26/2012 Sarah M
I am so happy to have contacted Emerald City Designs for my wedding planning. Nicole B. and the whole staff worked seamlessly with my venue and created an event like no other. We got married on NYE, and the staff stayed to break down the ceremony space and create an beautiful lounge area. I could have asked for nothing more! Oh, and the staitonary was impeccable!!! Thank you a million times!!
SpeechlessReviewed on 9/30/2011 Lindsay F
All I can say is THANK YOU! I used ECD for my shower at the Royal Park Hotel conservatory and my wedding at the Royal Park Hotel ballroom. Both events are still being raved about. my shower was beautiful but my wedding was what left me speechless. Nicole is the best. I spoke with her and expressed my specific vision for my wedding florals and rentals and she was very encouraging and full of her own ideas. Bottom line is that the decor at my wedding was exactly what I wanted. The decor over the dancefloor was very unique, a combination of branches, crystals with open roses hanging from them, and glowing votive candles hanging in whimsical glass containers. I can't even describe it I just wish I could post a pic! Thanks you ECD Lindsay and Brett
Breathtaking!Reviewed on 7/13/2011 Rebecca W
We worked with Nicole B. the most. She was one of the sweetest individuals we've met. She was so good about making sure every little detail was in place and that things ran smoothly the day of. She was helpful beyond words. The flowers were INCREDIBLE they took my breath away. They were absolutely perfect and how I had pictured them. They made the ceremony and reception room gorgeous. They also made our programs and they turned out wonderful too (of course)! If you can afford them I highly recommend them they will make your dreams come true and ensure a truly unforgettable day or you and all who attend.
Perfect!Reviewed on 7/13/2011 Julie E
They sent pictures of the flowers for my approval earlier in the week and the flowers still blew me away on the day of. They lasted all day without a sign of wilting!
Extremely talented designersReviewed on 3/18/2011 Natasha K
I really enjoyed working with Emerald City Designs. They were extremely knowledgable and came up with some designs for my bouquet and the trellis at our wedding that were absolutely beautiful. My only real complaint is that the centerpieces they showed me ahead of time at their showroom that were supposed to be exactly what my centerpieces would look like, were more extravagant than what I ended up getting. I felt like for the price I should've had the centerpieces they showed me and not a scaled down version. Also the corsages for the moms/grandmas were very small for the price. That aside, everything was very beautiful and arrived on time and I coudn't have asked for a better bridal bouquet. I would recommend them but caution that you might get something a little different than you were expecting.