Dani and her team at University Flower Shop were fantastic! Through all the planning and re-planning because of COVID-19, Dani was patient and worked with us to accommodate the changes in plans, including a new venue and guest count. Not knowin...
g much about flowers, I gave Dani some parameters in terms of cost and photos of what I liked, but she and her team did the rest, and it was perfect. We could not have asked for a better day, and we’re so grateful to UFS for the beautiful florals. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 3/20/2020 by Kelly F
Dani and University Flower Shop did an incredible job with everything floral related for our wedding. I had a vision that seemed pretty vague to me but Dani translated that vision into reality in the most beautiful way. I was blown away when I ...
walked into both our ceremony and reception with how her team had gone above and beyond on every aspect of the day. Dani was also incredibly flexible and helpful leading up to the day. Our first conversation was about one year before the wedding and my ideas changed slightly over the course of that year. Dani had no problem changing different components of the proposal accordingly and helped us to work within our budget while still delivering top-notch floral design. Knowing that we were not based in Ann Arbor, where the wedding was, she even reached out to let us know that our venue had been painted an entirely different color and recommended minor changes to ensure the florals still worked seamlessly in the space. Would recommend Dani and UFS for all weddings and other events!
Reviewed On 3/20/2020 by Stephanie U
Dani and University Flower Shop did all the flowers for my daughter’s 12/15/19 wedding. Flowers are really important to us, and we had a really specific, unique vision that incorporated a lot of different ideas, including a large arbor that we ...
supplied. Dani was absolutely amazing at taking our ideas, including incorporating flowers from our own garden, and creating a breathtaking floral display that exceeded our expectations. We had planned a garden ceremony, but weather forced us to move indoors, however both the ceremony space and the reception space were absolutely transformed into a dreamy garden setting by the floral displays. We would highly recommend University Flower Shop!
Reviewed On 10/26/2019 by Danielle L
I really wanted to give this florist a great review but there was such a chain of events from the time of booking with her until the day of. When we initially met with Dani we were excited to find a florist that understood our vision. We sat wi...
th her, requested bouquets, boutonnières, and our main focal piece - a giant pergola. I sent her inspiration photos of what I wanted and she confirmed what I was asking for. It took her over 2 weeks to send the proposal because it was summer time/wedding season. No big deal, I understand that. Once we finally received the proposal, I agreed to have the deposit, a sample table runner for fabric color, and a shotgun shell we were using for the bouts (at her request since she has never put one together before). These items were left with Dani and never seen again.
Fast forward a year to the month before our wedding. I never heard from her (I have emails saying she would be in contact with me 1 month before) so I was forced to initiate the contact. We agreed to sit down and go over everything/finalize the details. She confirmed the day of the time and location. When she showed up, she apologized that her laptop died and she would have to pull our proposal up on her phone. Which she wasn’t able to do. Thankfully I brought printed out emails otherwise it would have been a waste of my time being there. Dani didn’t remember we had given her the shotgun shell or fabric, didn’t know where it was located, but assured me it was somewhere (never received it back). After discussing the size of the pergola, it was suggested we add more flowers, thus increasing our price. This was our only “unexpected cost” that everyone talks about when planning a wedding. It was very discouraging because she is a preferred vendor of our venue site.
On the wedding day, the bouquets were delivered, and were very pretty, but did not have the long flowing fabric tied around them like I had requested and was in the inspiration photo she mentions in her proposal. The pergola, while nicely done, had some white flowers that were already starting to show brown spots after only a few hours, which were noticeable in my photographs. And I know it wasn’t weather related because they weren’t there long enough in 55 degrees to start to brown. The draping she did on the pergola had two different colored fabrics that did not match (one was mauve which was my color and one was peach which was not). The GM of the venue ended up taking the peach one down.
To end the experience, I had asked her for my receipt of payment after paying my final invoice in an email before the wedding and also the day of the wedding when she dropped off the flowers. I still have not received that and had to confirm from my bank that she had cashed our check.
Would I recommend her flowers? Maybe. Would I recommend Dani, the owner? No. She was not easy to communicate with and she obviously didn’t review her notes or inspiration photos to provide what we paid for.
**I have since been asked to edit my review twice from The Knot/Dani 5 months after my wedding. Dani stated to me in an email that “negative statements are really harmful to her business.” It is my opinion that she cannot take constructive criticism. Reviews are meant to be honest, which I have been. Thus, I lowered her rating to compensate the information I am not allowed to report here according to The Knot.
Reviewed On 10/26/2019 by Stephanie B
We worked with Dani at University Flower Shop for our October 2019 wedding. She was wonderful, supportive and calming! She was easy to work with and responsive to our thoughts, comments, and questions. The end result was exactly what we had ...
envisioned! We had white flowers with greenery and herbs and the final products were simply gorgeous. The shop was also flexible in working with a wooden arch for the ceremony that we dropped off with them only a few days before the wedding and they took care of everything. Dani and her crew decorated our event so beautifully and made us feel so special. We cannot thank Dani and the shop enough! Highly recommend them to everyone!
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Mallory M
Working with UFS really was wonderful and a breeze, especially when I was so busy with other planning activities, the ladies at UFS helped keep things running smooth.
I went in without any real ideas and they were able to take that and create ...
a beautiful event! They built the table scapes at the venue and they were beautiful. We went with the mid-range rather than the upper range - and I would go with the upper range if I had to again for a more lush setting. We received all local flowers, which was great!
Reviewed On 10/19/2019 by Patricia B
University Flower Shop did a fabulous job for us with flowers for our daughter’s September 2019 wedding. Dani was wonderful to work with from start to finish. She and her staff truly captured our daughter’s vision. The flowers were incredible a...
nd we couldn’t have been happier.
Reviewed On 10/04/2019 by Lisa L
We went with University Flower Shop for our wedding and i am so happy that we did. Our flowers turned out even more beautiful than I imagined. I explained to Dani what I was envisioning and she turned it into a reality. The only complaint I had...
was the response time as sometimes it took a while to get a reply to my emails, however, it all worked out in the end and we absolutely loved how they turned out. The woman who delivered our flowers was wonderful too and did a great job with setup and stopped by to make sure all was good multiple times while we were getting ready. Highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 1/02/2019 by Caitlynn H
Dani and University Flower Shop were an absolute pleasure to work with. Dani, the shop ower, is very laid back and personable. She has a great vibe and could make even the most anxious bride feel comfortable. Don’t be fooled by her calmness, sh...
e is very professional and her work is perfect. The bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages were beautiful and fresh. We had a winter wedding and chose to decorate church with poinsettias then repurpose them as centerpieces and decor for the reception. We also used Christmas bulbs in glass hurricanes, winter greenery, and flamelwas candles for table decor. Dani was respectful of my desire to be very involved in the planning process and did an excellent job making my vision come to life. Everything from planning, to set up, to day of went incredibly smooth. I would HIGHLY recommend using University Flower Shop for your wedding or any other floral/decorating needs you may have!
Reviewed On 11/17/2018 by Tea P
Dani and her team provided the florals for our November wedding and they were incredible!!! Our flowers/foliage were gorgeous and they were amazing to work with. Thanks Dani!! :)
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Emily O
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Dani and University Flower Shop. Not only was Dani attentive and responsive throughout the process, she was able to create stunning florals for our wedding. The selection of flowers we ha...
d were so much more interesting than the florals I have seen at other weddings. Their artistry and attention to detail is the best I have seen. I had envisioned tall centerpieces with large greenery spilling out, and University Flower Shop perfectly captured that idea. They are the perfect florist to work with!
Reviewed On 10/16/2018 by Brian P
Danielle and her team were AMAZING!! She helped to craft a beautiful plan for our floral needs and she took on anything that we asked. She also was a great help to us with providing key ideas and suggestions which led us to having the most gor...
geous pocket boutonnieres ever which added to our unique and special day! On the day of she was on top of the details and took time to make sure our pocket bouts were perfect and well fitted since it was the first time they had attempted them and they knocked it out of the park!
Reviewed On 10/10/2018 by Rebecca K
If you are looking for a creative, knowledgable, hard-working, unpretentious florist who will perfectly create your wedding flower vision, Dani Vignos and her qualified staff at University Flower Shop in Ann Arbor should be your first choice! O...
ur table arrangements, garlands, and bouquets were stunning. The flowers could not have been more fresh or beautiful and, although we had an idea of the combination of flowers we wanted,to use, Dani made surprising additions that not only enhanced our floral display, but completed the look in a way we could not have imagined. Dani's enthusiasm and creativity are amazing. She was by far our favorite vendor to work with! I wish there were more "stars " for this one..
Reviewed On 10/01/2018 by Ben B
Dani and the rest of the team at University Flower Shop were in charge of all the flowers for our wedding at Zingerman's Cornman Farms. Working with them was an absolute joy! They know exactly what they're doing, and they have a magnificent ey...
e. Our flowers were absolutely gorgeous! We would recommend them in an instant to anyone else looking for a wedding florist!
Reviewed On 6/29/2018 by Kate P
You will not regret using University Flower Shop for all your floral needs, and certainly not for your wedding! They were so easy to work with (we planned from out of town), listened to my ideas and produced the most gorgeous arrangements for o...
ur big day. I was so concerned we wouldn't have enough peonies because of the late spring this year but the arrangements were to die for!! We received SO many compliments on these beauties! Thank you to Dani for working with us and helping our day look so bright and beautiful! <3
Reviewed On 6/26/2018 by Lisa F
I planned my Ann Arbor wedding from Seattle and Dani put together the most beautiful centerpieces, bridal bouquet and bout based on our initial phone conversation, a couple of inspiration photos and a list of my favorite flowers and colors! I ...
was a little nervous about how everything would turn out since I never stepped foot in the flower shop itself, but was blown away at how amazing everything looked. The flowers were delivered to my venue on time and completely exceeded my expectations in every way. I would highly recommend!
Reviewed On 3/31/2018 by Ben F
Did an amazing job for my wedding! I was planning my winter wedding in Ann Arbor from out of state so found them online. I was looking for a garland for our dinner table (for 22 people), a bridal bouquet and boutonniere for my husband. The garl...
and, bouquet and boutonniere were more beautiful than I could have imagined. I had spoken with the owner, Dani, on the phone and had sent some concept photos for the garland, but really only gave colors that I liked for the bouquet. The results were stunning and we received so many compliments on everything. They did it all at an affordable price too (think: not upselling wedding prices). Dani is responsive and aims to make the customer very happy. Can't say enough. Thank you!!
Reviewed On 9/10/2017 by Danielle L
Dani took all my crazy ideas, my indecisiveness, and visions and created the most beautiful arrangements a bride could ask for! She was so much fun to work with and so patient! We are so thankful for her beautiful work!
Reviewed On 8/22/2017 by Emma W
We absolutely loved our wedding flowers! Dani was so helpful throughout the process- she helped us work through our ideas and come up with arrangements that fit our budget, which we really appreciated. Everyone at the wedding kept complimenting...
all of the arrangements, and the mothers of the bride and groom said they had never seen such beautiful wrist corsages. Thank you to the team at University Flower Shop!
Reviewed On 12/02/2014 by OLGA S
Gwen was very helpful and understood my requests perfectly.
She worked with my budget and gave me options and advice.
Reviewed On 10/25/2012 by Lauren L
I chose orange flowers for our fall wedding but didn't come into the flower shop with any ideas of exactly which flowers to choose. Gwen was so helpful and showed us many options. She also provided tips on how to keep the cost down which I re...
ally appreciate. The flowers turned out beautiful and the customer service was outstanding. We have been complimented many times on the flowers.
Gwen also was able to tie in a ring of my grandma's and part of my mother's wedding lace into my bouquet.
I definitely recommend this florist.
Reviewed On 7/04/2012 by Katherine M
I had Gwen at the University Flower Shop do the boutonnieres, corsages, and bouquets for my wedding, and they were lovely. She showed up on time, and everything looked exactly like it was supposed to. She even delivered the bouquets in vases wi...
th a little water, so the bouquets wouldn't wilt in the heat AND we could use our bouquets as centerpieces at the bridal table. She was friendly and the flowers looked wonderful!
Reviewed On 7/19/2011 by Kara C
Wonderful experience! Gwen did a beautiful job, and was flexible, helpful, affordable, and full of ideas.
Reviewed On 7/07/2011 by Jennifer W
Both my sister and my one of my friends had used University Flower shop for their weddings, so they came recommended to me. We worked with Gwen and although my fiance and I did not know a lot about flowers she worked to find just the look we w...
anted and within a budget we were comfortable with. The flowers looked absolutely beautiful! I couldn't have been happier with the center pieces or the bouquets.
Reviewed On 9/07/2010 by Kristin O
Gwen of University Florists is FANTASTIC. Friendly, efficient, and extraordinary at meeting a budget. We met with Gwen, told her our budget and the kind of flowers we were interested in, and she came back with an itemized quote that came in jus...
t under our budget. We were so grateful that she was so helpful, and we were thrilled with how our flowers turned out.