$$$ – Moderate
Aisle Decorations, Centerpieces, Flower Girl Baskets, Pedestals, Vases, Chuppah, Wedding Arch, Wedding Decoration Delivery, Wedding Decoration Setup, Decorations + Accents, Flower Crowns, Hair Accessories, Accessories, Fashion, Bouquet Wraps, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Corsages, Flower Delivery + Setup, Flower Arrangements
I sincerely apologize for the late review as our wedding was in December and I'm clearly behind! However, I love love love Ashley and the folks at NOLA Flora so much. They made our wedding flowers to the T of what I had in mind. I was completely obnoxious and had so many ridiculous demands because I knew exactly what I wanted, but Ashley and her crew truly pulled together an unbelievably gorgeous array of flowers and made my Christmas wedding dream come true. My favorite part was our huge flocked Christmas tree, and I cannot tell you how many people raved over it and all of our centerpieces and bridal bouquets. They know their stuff to the n-th degree (is that a word? Ha!) and I highly recommend this team of flower ninjas! I followed over 10 NOLA floral vendors on social media prior to choosing NOLA Flora just to make sure it was the right choice...and was it EVER! Ashley was super responsive, and for an OCD bride like myself, she exceeded my expectations. Thank you all so very much for all the GLAM you brought to our wedding.
Ashley was amazing to work with. She was very professional and calm and delivered on everything we asked for. I could not have asked for a better florist! Thank you Ashley! Love Michael and Mark
Perfect harmony! The flowers for my daughter's wedding were absolutely stunning. When my daughter and I met with Ashley, we needed help defining the vision we wanted. Ashley listened and developed the perfect personalized solution. Nola Flora was very reasonable and reliable. Definitely recommend!
Nola Flora did an amazing job for my wedding! My flowers were beautiful, and exactly as I envisioned. The flower ninjas were always easy to communicate with, and everything was correct the day of the wedding!
Nola-Flora did a PHENOMENAL job for my wedding. The flower arrangements were just magical. I think I actually squealed with joy when they delivered the bouquets. Aside from just amazing arrangements, they are super professional and responsive. Ashley is great to work with, and I would do it all over again!
We used Nola Flora as our florist for our wedding and were so happy with the way all of our arrangements turned out!! They did a great job of listening to my vision as a flower novice, and producing arrangements that looks exactly like I wanted!!! My bridal bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets were absolutely gorgeous!!! They are on the pricier side, but after seeing all of their Instagram posts, we knew they did amazing work and we could trust them with our wedding flowers!! I would definitely recommend to any bride!!
Ashley was absolutely fabulous to work with. And I think she is a mind-reader. I could not find a picture to demonstrate what I wanted, but once I met with her I was confident that she understood my vision. And they really over-delivered. The flowers were truly breathtaking. I could not have been happier. They were dramatic, romantic, and more than I could have dreamed for! Better than I imagined! Thank you, Nola-Flora!
Ashley and her team did an amazing job for me!!! They beautifully captured my vision and my cake decor was simply breathtaking!! They were easy to work with, had great communication, and professionalism which is surprising rare in this industry!!! I would highly recommend NolaFlora!!!
Absolutely beautiful flower arrangements for our wedding at Rosy's. They even put flowers on my wedding cake to make it extra gorgeous. They literally will make whatever you want and have probably done the space that you are getting married in so know what needs to happen. The entire ambiance was actually prettier than I expected it could ever be!
We worked with Nola-Flora long distance (we are in Kentucky) to plan our flowers. From the moment we described what we wanted, they knew exactly how to fulfill our wishes. Our flowers were absolutely gorgeous! The tables were out of this world. Everything was perfect. I would recommend Nola-Flora for any event, large or small. They are professional, friendly, and most important, they are extremely talented. Perfect!
Loved, loved, loved our flowers from Nola Flora! Ashley and the team were so easy to work with and the flowers were literally AMAZING! Many guests commented and I couldn't stop staring at my gorgeous bouquet. Thank you Nola Flora for helping us have our dream wedding!
Loved working with Danielle. She was flexible with my budget and created the most beautiful arrangements, bouquets, and decor. Thank you for the beautiful work!
I cannot say enough good things about NOLA Flora, and the same with my guests-- they raved about the floral arrangements! We were fortunate to have NOLA Flora work with us for our wedding, especially since we left that detail until only a few months before the wedding! They took my ideas to heart and then made it more beautiful that I could have imagined. I appreciated not only their beautiful arrangements, but that they also could provide us with tea lights, tall candles for our ceremony, and glass bubbles to hang at our venue. Not only that, they tactfully helped me keep to my budget. To them and their precious store cat, I extend my warmest thanks, and to all I say, book this florist!
The flowers at my wedding were absolutely stunning! The arrangements and bouquets were exactly what I asked for and photographed beautifully. Ashley and her team at Nola Flora were very responsive and went above and beyond to turn my vision into a reality. Everything was delivered on time and in pristine condition. Would definitely recommend!
Beautiful Flowers, Wonderful VendorReviewed on 11/03/2015 Katelyn P
My opinion is that flowers make a wedding. I interviewed four florists, and Ashley at Nola Flora just "got" me and my vision for our wedding. She is so nice and asks all the right questions to make sure she understands what you want (and don't want). She worked with me over the course of wedding planning to make changes to our floral plan and was very responsive to the changes we wanted to make. She sent detailed break-downs of the plan, and the execution of the plan on our wedding day was wonderful. One of my favorite vendors, for sure!
My flowers from Nola Flora were absolutely gorgeous! I got a ton of compliments on them and still, a month later, have people telling me how much they liked them. A big plus was that where they could have upsold me on extra arrangements, they suggested moving the ceremony flowers to the reception to save money. So great, I loved working with Nola Flora and was totally amazed what they did!
The most beautiful wedding happen to be mine and it was made possible by NOLA-FLORA. My wedding was a destination wedding so I didn't have time to meet with them face to face often but with just one simple meeting they grasped what I wanted in the wedding and it truly came to life. My only complaint is that the prices were not written out for each thing when we made an agreement but besides that I thought we got the beauty that we paid for :)
I got very little assistance in the design of the flowers and overall concept. The flowers were so important to my mother and her flowers were the WORST! They were dying when they were delivered. Browning on the edges. My calla lily bouquet was also kind small and a little brown on the edges. I asked for crystals to be in the bouquet to match my colors (gold/champagne/blush) and there were brown stones in the bouquet. I got pomander balls for my junior bridesmaids, the flowers were falling off before we even made it in the venue (next door to the hotel were the flowers were delivered). Overall, the quality we received was poor, there was no unique vision brought by this vendor, and the colors and product did not match what I requested. This is the one vendor and one part of my wedding that I wish I could do over again.
Ashley did an amazing job translating my (not very high) budget and completely vague descriptions of what I wanted, into the PERFECT flowers for our wedding in June!! When they say ninjas, it means they read your mind to find out what you want, don't bother or pester you at all during the planning, and then swoop in day-of with the dreamiest arrangements!!! Perfect flowers and completely reasonable. Thanks Ashley and crew!!
Nola Flora Ninjas rocked my world!Reviewed on 5/28/2015 Courtney R
I worked with Ashley and Nola Flora for months leading up to my wedding. I initially sent in an email detailing almost everything I was looking for in flowers. Within a few days, Ashley got back with me regarding my floral design proposal with great detail almost to the point where I could envision exactly what my flowers would look like the day of my wedding. She gave me some great suggestions along the way as well! I requested that my rosary that I received from my deceased grandmother be wrapped around my bouquet, however, the rosary ended up being forgotten at the store the day of the wedding. This was no biggy for me. My main concern was only that the rosary had not been misplaced. It wasn't! I contacted Ashley, she apologized, and told me she would mail the rosary back to me. That works for me! Aside from that, Ashley and her team were great and easy to work with. The bridal party flowers were delivered to me at the hotel, and the rest of the flowers were magically put in place at my ceremony and reception venues. What I can really appreciate is that I did not have to answer any phone calls from vendors asking questions the day of the wedding. Nola Flora had it under control which makes things real easy for the bride. I was given exactly what I was looking for when it comes to flowers. Some people say that there is so much going on at the wedding/reception that you don't have time to enjoy the decorations. Don't believe that! I stopped to look at everything. After all, you paid for it, you might as well stop and smell the roses! ;) So many compliments throughout the night (and days following the wedding) from guests about the flowers! Nola Flora, thank you for making my flower dreams come true.
Fantastic FloristsReviewed on 1/13/2015 Austin W
My husband and I used Nola-Flora for our October 2014 wedding and Ashley surely made our big day exceptional! As a destination bride, planning a New Orleans wedding from afar may be a daunting task but this is not the case if you decide on Nola-Flora. From day one, Ashley was thoughtful, courteous, supportive and took the time to respond to our many inquiries via email within 24 hours. We planned the entire wedding via email/phone communication and not once did I feel we would be at a disadvantage for not being able to meet with Nola-Flora in person. Furthermore, Ashley understands budget and had no problem developing a floral plan that was friendly to our wedding budget for flowers while maintaining the grandeur desired by my husband and I. On the wedding day, we and our guests were in absolute awe of the perfection, attention to detail, beauty and personalized floral touches (mercury glass & candles) that made our wedding & ceremony so special. The entire event felt uniquely our own - especially down to the smallest detail of having fuschia-colored orchids in my bridal bouquet to match my fuschia pumps - and we owe that to how well Ashley and the Nola-Flora team expressed our vision through floral arrangements. In summary, Nola-Flora will go above & beyond to make your wedding day memorable, joyous, full of love and a truly spectacular experience. Ashley has the most remarkable professionalism, courtesy, eye for beauty & detail and is a floral master!
Amazing WorkReviewed on 1/02/2015 Jade M
I am bride who is not familiar with flowers or really into arrangements. Ashley at NOLA-Flora was able to guide me in the right direction. She offered advice on what type and color flowers would look best with my chosen colors, dress and bridesmaids dresses. I left all design and flower choices up to her and her staff and my bouquet and the other arrangements exceeded my expectations!!!
I loved my flowers, but rocky along the wayReviewed on 12/19/2014 Lindsey R
At the beginning, my husband and I met with Angela - she was very responsive, accommodating and understood my whole vision - from likes to dislikes. We met in January and the wedding was in October, but by summertime I was beginning to grow weary because I called requesting Angela, but Ashley did not transfer the call to her. I am not sure if Angela was no longer with them or what happened to her. I felt that if she was no longer in charge of my wedding, that I should have been notified of who was handling my wedding. As a bride, I created relationships with those who were handling my wedding, but was left in the dark. Weeks prior to the wedding, they were difficult to get ahold of via email, and on phone calls, they did not know what I was referencing when I mentioned something I said in an email. Granted, my flowers were gorgeous and everything was perfect, the process was just a little muddy toward the end.
The most beautiful flowers ever!!!!Reviewed on 12/06/2014
Ashley, and the Nola Flora staff did the flowers for my son and daughter in laws wedding. I cannot put into words how beautiful they were. They all went above and beyond to make their day as special and they could. A year later, people are still telling me the thing they remember the most are the gorgeous flowers. I cannot express how thankful and truly blessed to have had them on that day. I highly recommend Nola Flora and their wonderful flower ninjas.
Ok but not greatReviewed on 12/05/2014 Bridget S
Nola Flora was recommended to us by another vendor, and they seemed to have good reviews so after meeting with Ashley, we decided to go with them. Everyone was very nice throughout the process, but there were definitely some difficulties. Ashley met with us a few times, but my husband and I always felt like nothing got done after the meetings. She typed up the contract in a word document after we met and listed several flower types that she would use. We looked at some pictures while we were there but never got a sense of what the flowers would look like together. I did change my colors a couple of times but that was months in advance of the wedding. I sent her several emails of pictures of flower colors and arrangements that I liked, but she never incorporated the changes or responded to anything until the night before she needed me to finalize the contract. I had met with another florist before we had decided to go with Nola Flora and that florist had all types of flowers in her shop that she pulled together to show me what they looked like in person as well as pictures of arrangements which was very helpful. With Nola Flora, I was left Google-ing all of the flowers she listed in my flower plan to see what everything looked like and some of the pictures I found weren't even the right flowers (clearly, I'm not a florist). I would call to check in during the process to make sure everything was ok with my ideas, but I never heard anything back until, like I said, right before the wedding. I will say that Ashley was willing to work with our budget and get the price down so that helped. They also delivered to my bridal prep, the church, and the reception which was very convenient. Unfortunately, I HATED my bouquet and am so, so sad about that. I had given her a very specific picture that I wanted replicated for my bouquet, but the one I got was hideous. I also HATED the boutonnieres and pin on corsages! They looked like funeral flowers, so disgusting. The arrangements on the altar and at the reception turned out nice, but overall it was a stressful disappointing process.
Meet The Owner
Ashley Watkins Bateman
Ok, so the tips on writing the bio said this...Write something relevant and personal and how you would speak to people. Well, here goes... My parents owned a nursery garden center and florist from the time I was nine years old. I have grown up amidst and in love with all things organic. Over the years, I have developed an undying love for Weddings in New Orleans and traveling the world. So naturally, I would love to talk to you about planning your most special day, no matter where in the world you want it to happen.