Barbara exceeded our expectations! I had talked with three florists, and Barbara was best able to deliver on my vision and stay within my budget, so we decided to work with her. She is kind of a hippy and spunky, and we really liked her! We met...
for two hours and discussed color, flowers, styles, and texture choices, which was great because I really don't know anything about flowers.
My bridal bouquet as well as the bridesmaids bouquets had perfectly coordinated colors and the textures were stunning and rich. When I saw our chuppah for the first time, I was stunned by how much she was able to do with our budget. It was everything I could have hoped for and more! We got so many comments from guests on how lush and gorgeous our chuppah was. It truly looked like something off a Pinterest board! haha. If you give Barbara flex, she can really stretch your budget by using flowers from her garden and recommending seasonal blooms.
Another thing Barbara did which is rare for a vendor is talk me out of going vastly over budget. When I asked about something else, she would say "That's beautiful, but not necessary in my opinion, and I just want to remind you that you are a bit over our discussed budget already. I promise your florals will rock without that!" And they totally did. Sometimes brides need that reminder! haha.
My only complaint is that I had asked her if she had a cloth chuppah topper she could use and she said she did, but there wasn't one on my chuppah day of. I only saw Barbara in the morning when she delivered the bouquets, so by the time I saw the chuppah, she had left. She said she didn't have it in her notes (though I know I mentioned it), so just make sure you address details like that if it's important to you. Otherwise, Barbara was a joy to work with and the florals were out of this world! I definitely recommend working with Barbara!