$$$ – Moderate
Aisle Decorations, Centerpieces, Flower Girl Baskets, 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
Toni and her team put together the most perfect flowers for both our welcome dinner and our wedding. We had our welcome dinner at Ocean Cliff in the tented outside area. She was very accommodating when I told her we had our own white wood boxes we wanted to use to hold the flowers. We wanted a more nautical, New England feel with blue and white hydrangeas to really contrast our wedding the next day of romantic greens, pinks, and creams and she perfectly did both! She even knew what linens were available at Ocean Cliff and how we could ask to have our napkins laid out to complement the tables which was a special touch! My vision for my wedding was romantic, lush creams, blushes, and whites with gold and she completely understood and executed it perfectly at Glen Manor. I loved that she created a shared pinterest board so I could pin things such as bridesmaid dresses, my dress, flower inspiration, and she pinned inspiration pictures as well as containers/vases for the flowers to be rented. It helped to really make communication clear and efficient -- we could comment back and forth on specific photos and come up with the most gorgeous flowers!! She worked perfectly within our budget and if there was something I thought was a little more expensive that I wanted to pay she provided alternative options which ended up being better than what I originally wanted anyway! At the last minute we had a few cancelled RSVPs and had to get rid of one table and she was able to reallocate the money for that to something else with no problem, which was a huge relief for me! She hit the nail on the head with every inspiration picture I had showed her from the wide, romantic arrangement I wanted in the entrance to the weaving of greens and flowers through my antique bird cages used for card boxes and also suggested things I hadn't thought of which really made the day! She made the Glen Manor really truly feel like it was our home with all the personal touches.
I'll start with this: We should have called Toni first. We called Toni in the most inconvenient way: late at night and because our other vendor dropped the ball - this all happening mere weeks before our wedding. Not only did Toni pick up the phone, but was accommodating, easy to deal with and willing to work in our budget. And on the day, the flowers were unreal. My wife really worked with Toni - so I was a tad out of the floral loop. However, whatever it was that they coordinated turned into the most unbelievable ambience with stunning and expansive floral accents. We decided on only candle center pieces (Which Toni absolutely knocked out of the park) but we put floral accents on other places throughout the venue - and it was in these spots that Toni's skills as a florist, and artist, were the most evident. She, and her team, did incredible work for us and really made the venue what we dreamed it could be - we were both very happy that we ended up working with Toni.
I absolutely loved working with Toni! She's extremely professional and our visions of the big day really come to life better than I could have ever imagined. Toni and her assistant were really easy to work with. Our chuppah was absolutely breath-taking and received lots of compliments from our guests! We had a different style wedding we were going for-- doing something more cocktail style vs. sit down, and Toni really helped to make sure that everything represented the style we were going for. She also surprised me day of with some extras that I did not see coming and it totally completed our finished look! I highly recommend working with Toni for your wedding day!
Toni and her team were wonderful! She did an amazing job of capturing our vision of the wedding. I enjoyed how she worked off a Pinterest page that her and I created during our first consultation. It was instrumental throughout the planning process and made it easy for us to continue to work on our vision until the flowers were ordered. We panicked a little towards the end as we weren't sure if it was going to be what we wanted, but Toni is an artist and truly delivered an amazing product. Our bouquets last over two weeks after the wedding, she uses the freshest and best flowers in everything she does. Highly recommend her and her team for any event!
Toni is outstanding!! She spent so much time with me on the phone before my wedding and created a beautiful atmosphere for our church and reception venue. My bouquet was out of this world gorgeous and everything I dreamed of! Her and her staff were so professional and moved so swiftly that we never even saw them the whole day. Everything was set up beautifully, on time and behind the scenes. Highly recommend Toni for any event, but especially a wedding!
Toni was absolutely amazing!! First, she has an awesome personality so she was fun to work with. She also totally got the look that I wanted with minimal direction. She was easily able to work within our budget and still make everything look fabulous. I would highly recommend!
Toni and her team (especially Stephanie) did a wonderful job with the floral arrangements for my wedding. I went in with a vague vision and they were able to completely deliver! They were always responsive to emails and phone calls and the flowers on the day of looked amazing for the entire day. Toni was also very cognizant of staying within my budget, which I greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend Toni to anyone having a wedding in Newport!
Toni and team are absolutely wonderful to work with. From the first 10 minutes of our call I knew she understood my vision. We created a pinterest board during that first call and were able to share ideas throughout the planning process. What I also loved about Toni was how much she KNOWS the Newport venues. When we were sitting down going over the floral plans she was drawing out the location of how the cocktail tables are set up, where the entrance to the ballroom was and even telling me to get extra long linens for the outdoor tables as our venue can sometimes be a little windy. When Toni arrived (yes, she personally delivers the flowers) with my and the bridesmaids bouquets I was in love - it was EXACTLY what I had imagined and talked about. Arriving at the venue was no different. If you want someone professional, who knows Newport and will TRULY give you what YOU want - hire Toni now!
Toni Chandler is an incredibly talented and passionate florist! She truly captured my vision for our ceremony and reception. In addition to a phone consultation, we had an in-person meeting at her shop to discuss all of the details. The planning phase was simplified as we created a Pinterest board together - it was so effective and really fun! Everything Toni created was simply beautiful! From the bouquets, to the ceremony flowers and reception centerpieces - each detail was more perfect than the next. Her execution was so close to what we had discussed - I was so impressed to how lovely everything came out. Toni and her entire team are great to work with and I definitely recommend,. Thank you also to Stephanie who was extremely helpful throughout the planning process.
Toni is the best at what she does! My entire wedding start to finish was beautiful and exactly what I had wanted thanks to Toni. She is such a wonderful person to work with and has a great sense of the type of bride she is working with and the vision they have for their weddings. I had complete trust in Toni and I really enjoyed working with her. I highly recommended Toni to all future brides and grooms! :-)
Work is fabulousReviewed on 12/29/2015 Ashley K
The end result of Toni's work is beautiful. She can be slightly difficult to get a hold of and a little scattered, but overall her work is gorgeous. She has so much experience and really understood my vision for the day (even if it changed a few times). Lovely person!
I would definitely recommend working with Toni as a florist, with a few stipulations. Right away, Toni was very professional and accommodating. She was willing to work within our price range, gave helpful suggestions when I was unsure what to do about ceremony decorations, and agreed to have flowers repurposed for the reception (Note – other florists thought that was tacky and crazy, but Toni totally agreed that it was cost-effective and encouraged it). Her prices were reasonable and she was very flexible in working with my vision. She even started following my Pinterest wedding board to get a better feel for what I was looking for, especially because I hadn’t the slightest clue where to start with the flowers. However, because she is so busy, at times it was difficult to get a hold of her. Often I felt like I was hounding her with emails and voice messages both to her store and cell numbers. She scheduled our final consultation with me and then never called. I had read about this in other reviews so I never really worried about it that much, but if you are a more anxious bride it is definitely something to keep in mind. Also, there was some miscommunication the day of the wedding in terms of some of the flowers for the ceremony/reception and repurposing the flowers, even though it had been in the contract. That all being said, the day of my wedding my bouquets could not have been any more beautiful. They were the most unique flowers I had ever seen. I absolutely loved them and could not have imagined anything more perfect. I am still in love with them a month later, and I couldn’t be happier with the way they turned out. Another bonus was how Toni handled everything the day of the wedding. When she had questions about where everything was supposed to go at the venue, she called my phone and asked to speak with my Mom so that I wouldn’t have to deal with any additional stress. She also gave us some extra rose petals she had from a previous wedding to use for the ceremony. She is really a wonderful woman, and as long as you don’t mind being a bit more aggressive in terms of communicating and ensuring that everything is followed from the contract, you will be totally happy with the outcome. Thank you for the beautiful flowers Toni!
Initially I had a great conversation with Toni about my vision and she outlined a lovely plan for me verbally over the phone and promised the proposal to me soon after via email. I never received the proposal, despite two follow-up emails. Not the way to do business.
Creative genius!Reviewed on 9/02/2015 Hillary L
Toni Chandler is truly an artist. She was a pleasure to work with and delivered some of the most beautiful wedding bouquets and boutonnieres I have ever seen. She was happy to accomodate us with our small flower budget and made wine out of water with it. On the wedding day, she delivered our bouquets right to our front door. Everything was so easy and seamless. I could not believe how beautiful everything turned out! I couldn't recommend her highly enough!
Breathtaking FlowersReviewed on 8/06/2015 Lindsay D
I don't even know where to start with Toni Chandler! She is so incredibly talented! She can take your vision and make the most stunning bouquets and centerpieces that you have ever seen. Her work is breathtaking! Going into my wedding, I had a vision but I didn't know much about flowers. When I explained my vision and shared pictures, she was able to capture this beautifully! My flowers were simple, but she added touches that made them unique. Our centerpieces were a mix of three different styles. Some giant tall centerpieces, some low in vases, and some candlelight. It was absolutely eye-catching and beautiful! When we left for our honeymoon, we were so sad to leave our flowers behind! I hope to have her make an anniversary piece for us every year because they were so breathtaking! My guests have not stopped talking about my bouquet and the table arrangements. I am so thankful for Toni!
HIGHLY recommendedReviewed on 12/03/2014 Kate B
I could not be happier with Toni's beautiful floral arrangements for my November wedding in Newport, RI. She listened to my requests so attentively and beautifully worked in my ideas and vision into the final pieces. I had special requests to tie in meaningful family heirlooms into the floral arrangements and Toni not only did this but truly appreciated the meaning of these pieces and how they represented her work. All of the guests at my wedding loved her work so much that my mother and aunt called Toni soon after the wedding to sing her praise. She represented my taste and love of the fall through the colors and textures of all of the floral arrangements and I am so happy I picked her as my wedding florist. I could not recommend her more highly!
Beautiful Arrangements!!!Reviewed on 11/07/2014 Ashley P
Absolutely loved the flower arrangements & bouquets Toni made for our wedding. Even more beautiful that what I was visioning. Very talented, quick to follow-up, and SO happy with her service!! :)
Wedding Florist ReviewReviewed on 10/23/2014 Michaela G
Toni is an extremely talented florist. Toni herself listened to my vision and had many great ideas of her own. She even offered to try a few things on my behalf. The flowers on my wedding day were stunning- just what I wanted and so many of my guests complimented them. They were truly special and I couldn't be happier!
Toni Chandler is the way to go!Reviewed on 10/21/2014 heather c
Toni and her team are the best! We met with Toni well before we had picked out our wedding color theme, and by just meeting us and without much info at all, she pulled together some photos of floral arrangements she thought we might like... and totally captured the look I had in mind! Throughout the entire planning process Toni was easy going and professional. Our wedding was weeks ago, and we are still getting compliments on the flowers and décor she provided. She worked directly with our other vendors to ensure everything would go exactly as she planned, and she showed up in person to give her best wishes and deliver my bridal bouquet the morning of the wedding. If you're looking for a personalized and stress free experience, Toni Chandler's the way to go!
Great lady, disappointed with outcomeReviewed on 10/15/2014 Meghan K
We went to Toni because we were told that she was the lady to go to. She seemed to really listen to our ideas at our initial meeting and be on the same page as us. We requested Dahlias specifically as the focal and gave her my pinterest account as a reference point when it came closer to the event. She was expensive but we thought worth it because she seemed to get us and seemed to get on that personal level. However, when the day of the wedding came, do not get me wrong, she did a good job however there was not ONE dahlia except for at cocktail hour. I specifically wanted them in centerpieces/bouquets. We had been there two days prior for our final meeting and saw the same floral arrangements that were at the wedding that was set up already. It was almost as though she threw them back in her freezer and used them two days later at our wedding. We got hydrangeas which isn't a sin with Newport however I'm not an idiot on the expensive hydrangeas vs the ones you can pull from a tree anywhere.
Stunning!Reviewed on 10/08/2014 Heather S
Absolutely the best florist! Toni helped us with all of our ideas and kept everything within our budget - even offer up some tips to cut down the cost. All our wedding guests raved about the bouquets, center pieces, and all the flowers arrangements around our venue. Truly spectacular!
A True ArtistReviewed on 7/30/2014 Emila S
Working with Toni was one of the highlights of my wedding planning process. From day one, Toni provided excellent customer service and truly cared to bring my vision to reality. She was very accessible, innovative in her designs, mindful of remaining within budget, and just a delight to work with on a regular basis. The meeting with my mother and Toni in Newport was one of the best planning memories! The day of the wedding, the flowers looked more gorgeous than I had ever imagined! Toni hand delivered all the flowers to my suite in beautiful, rustic baskets- everyone was speechless at how amazing everything looked. A talented, professional, and kind-hearted artist!
Beautiful flowers, very easy to work with.Reviewed on 7/14/2014 Sophie G
I liked Toni right off the bat when I met her. She was pleasant, friendly, and (most important) really interested in listening to what I wanted for my flowers. Also very important: she understood that I did not have unlimited money and was willing to work with me on the prices. I had some florists providing quotes that were twice as much as what I ultimately paid with Toni, and I did not feel that I had to sacrifice quality at all. She did a beautiful job on all the flowers. It was exactly what I wanted-- simple, classic arrangements of peonies and roses with hydrangeas and other touches of blue. It worked perfectly with the bridesmaids' dresses and my dress, and it made the reception look very pretty.
My bouquet was spectacular...Reviewed on 1/21/2014 Alexis M
...and everyone agreed. Toni and I were pretty much on the same page for just about everything, although there were a couple details I felt fell a little short of their price. The tables were lovely, lanterns and bridesmaids bouquets perfect, but we had been so excited for Christmas trees to be part of the mix, that I was a little disappointed with the quality of the fake ones that showed up. For what we paid to 'rent' them, we could have purchased much nicer ones ourselves and while she was dead on with the satin trimming on the tables and bouquets, the ribbon used to dress the trees was completely off. The rest of the room was deep red and crimson, while she used a candy apple red on the trees - I don't think anyone but me really noticed, but it almost looked cheesy. Overall, Toni was easy to work with, had great ideas and followed through with execution, I'm just not sure what happened with those trees.
Toni FlowersReviewed on 12/22/2013 lea m
toni made beautiful flowers for our wedding. She was able to see my vision and deliver it. I was interested in a simple classic style of pink, green, and yellow peonies and roses. Toni did an amazing job. I had several comments from friends and family on how amazing and professional the flowers were. In addition, during the meeting i was describing my hesitation about the simple ivory linens and she was able to directly guide me to the rentals company neighboring her and advised me on beautiful blush linens. My only delta for Toni is service. She is not the most responsive to emails or not always timely for meetings. She has an amazing assistant who definitely improves the service. And on the day of the wedding the flowers were delivered a bit last minute for comfort :) but they did make it on time and Toni personally delivered them.