I can’t say enough good things about Dana! She was absolutely a delight to work with and just a wonderful person and artist. I wasn’t really sure what I look I wanted for my wedding flowers when I walked into her shop and within 10 minutes of u...
s sitting down, she had created this amazing vision for my wedding flowers including adding twinkle lights and crushed glass to the flowers that I would have never thought of! She is truly a visionary and when she arrived with my flowers on the day of my wedding I was overwhelmed with how gorgeous they were and how they were more beautiful than I would have ever imagined! We received so many compliments on our wedding flowers and even the people at the venue were commenting on how they were some of the most beautiful arrangements they had seen! I will truly never forget my wedding flowers and cannot thank Dana enough for all of the dedication and love she puts into her work!
Reviewed On 11/06/2018 by Shelly W
This florist is not booking any weddings for 2019, and plans to close their shop.
Reviewed On 10/18/2018 by Alexandra G
Dana COMPLETELY outdid herself on our flowers! My bouquet... breathtaking! The bridesmaids bouquets... BEAUTIFUL - could seriously pass as a bridal bouquet, too! And the Boutonnières, which were succulents, couldn’t have went more perfect with ...
their tuxes and our color scheme. ALL of it for that matter! It can be a little difficult just showing pictures from Pinterest saying “I want this but not a this, a little more of this but less of this” because you never truly know how someone will turn out but when I walked into the room after Dana delivered all of our flowers I couldn’t have been more pleased and happy. Dana and Village gardens are the best of the best.
Reviewed On 8/11/2018 by Krista H
I thought the flower process would be difficult, but it ended up being the easiest process of wedding planning! Walk in, have a picture of what you want, give them a budget and they'll do the rest! Village Gardens created exactly what I invisio...
ned within a realistic price range. I would recommend Village Gardens to every future bride in the KC area!
Reviewed On 7/19/2018 by Ryan E
If it were not for the flowers from Village Gardens I wouldn’t have been nearly half the bride I could have been. I gave owner, Dana Nigro, free creative freedom with my big day and it was the right choice. The colors were beautiful. I couldn’t...
have asked for any better!
Reviewed On 5/13/2018 by Jessica R
Village Gardens flowers were beautiful and looked great all day long the day of our wedding. I had been worried as my colors were all blue that it would be hard to do for flowers but they captured everything I wanted and found a way to incorpo...
rate natural blue flowers through our wedding. Talking to her was easy and she understood everything I asked for and there was no miscommunication on what we wanted. We originally didn’t want to even talk to them because we assumed they would be out of our budget but ended up being very budget friendly! They even gave us ideas and help in other areas of decorating our ceremony and were very friendly about all our questions
Reviewed On 5/10/2018 by Cindy E
Village gardens did an amazing job with the flowers. The flowers were amazing. The lady did an amzing job with them! Especially my bridesmaids flowers. I would definitely recommend this place. Staff is great and so are the flowers. Thank you vi...
llage gardens for making this day especial.
Reviewed On 12/16/2017 by Kelsey K
AMAZING! Our centerpieces, the florals, the reception decorations were absolutely perfect. Dana is amazing to work with! She takes your vision and makes it even better than you could imagine. Everything was delivered and picked up without any ...
stress! The service was amazing. I still have people complimenting how beautiful our florals were. You won’t regret using this amazing vendor!!!
Reviewed On 11/25/2017 by Linda H
Dana at Villiage Gardens was wonderful. She helped us pick out moderate priced flowers for my daughter's wedding. She delivered them as promised. The quality was excellent. I would recommend them.
Reviewed On 11/20/2017 by Rachel L
Absolutely stunning work! I have a budget and a color scheme with a few inspiration photos and Dana Nigro just ran with it and gave us beautiful arrangements and bouquets!
Reviewed On 11/07/2017 by Hannah S
Village Gardens made my vision into a reality. The flowers were gorgeous and even better than I could of imagined. They were prompt, dropped off at two separate locations and made sure we were satisfied!
Reviewed On 9/26/2017 by Joanna G
If I could give Dana more than 5 starts I absolutely would! Dana was our florist for our 9-16-17 wedding and went above an beyond in every single way. With the hurricane in miami Dana notified us early of a potential problem and busted her boot...
y to make it all right. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous, arranged perfectly and to be honest, with the way she set up the tables we did not have to have any other decorations. We rented some supplies from her and she made drop off and pick up seamless. She absolutely worked to understand my dream vision and made it 110%. We love Dana and could recommend that everyone use her for any occasion!
Reviewed On 9/18/2017 by Elise G
I can hardly put into words how amazing Dana is to work with. Our wedding fell right after Hurricane Irma hit Florida and of course, our flowers were coming in from Miami. Dana called to let me know that they might not be able to get anything o...
ut of Miami in time, but that she was buying everything she could locally and from California (which everyone else was doing as well).
She kept me updated throughout the week and I just told her I didn't care what flowers specifically were in the bouquets and just to make it beautiful. AND SHE DID. Holy cow, I was blown away by the beauty! Under pressure, working all hours of the night when the truck came in from Miami Friday afternoon, just to make sure our flowers were the best they could be. She is simply amazing! If you get the chance, work with her! You won't be disappointed :)
Reviewed On 6/26/2017 by Krista K
Village Gardens did an absolutely spectacular job on our wedding flowers! I thought their pricing was very fair and all the arrangements from the bouquets, to the centerpieces, to our ceremony arbor turned out much bigger than I had expected. I...
came in with a fairly specific vision of what I wanted, and when we realized that my ideal centerpieces were going to be over budget, Dana worked to find a budget-friendly compromise that I was very happy with. Everything was executed perfectly with beautiful attention to detail!
Reviewed On 3/14/2017 by Mickey B
Village Gardens walked through our long list of what we needed with us and was able to provide everything, no problem. My jaw dropped when I saw the arrangements on our wedding day. They were stunning and I knew that when my fiance (now wife) s...
howed up she was going to be ecstatic (she was). They delivered on what they sold and then some! Thank you so much!
Reviewed On 1/09/2017 by Sarah B
Dana was fantastic to work with. We went into our first appointment only knowing our colors and a general idea of what we wanted. She was able to instantly put together options for us to visualize and see. She worked very hard to make sure we u...
nderstood her vision and and to ensure it lined up with our vision. She was fun, friendly, and incredibly organized in all of our meetings. Our guests raved about our beautiful flowers. We would highly recommend Dana to anyone looking for anything floral related.
Reviewed On 1/02/2017 by Bria D
Everything Village Gardens created was beyond beautiful! Dana worked with us to get the look we wanted while staying on budget. All of my guests still talk about the beautiful flowers and centerpieces. Thankful that I chose Village Gardens. Tha...
nks for everything!
Reviewed On 11/21/2016 by fiona f
I gave a picture of my ideal bouquet and I was so happy that the one I got matched it almost exactly. We also order wrought iron votive candelabras for the wedding and these were amazing! They had battery operated candles in them that lasted ...
all through the reception as well as flowers that matched the bouquet. Everyone was asking where we had got the candelabras from as they looked stunning. Would definitely recommend this business if you are looking for flowers in the Kansas City area.
Reviewed On 11/12/2016 by Katie E
Wow! We were over the moon with our flowers on our wedding day! Dana knows what she's doing and is very very reasonable. Her shop may be a bit far for some, but trust me and the friends of mine she's done weddings and events for, she's worth th...
e drive. Exceptional visionary! Thank you, Dana!
Reviewed On 11/10/2016 by Linda S
Working with Dana at Village Gardens was absolutely wonderful!. We had everything set up for my daughter's wedding, but then she decided to postpone her wedding in 2015. Six months later, the wedding was back on and rescheduled for November 4...
, 2016. The wedding venue was changed, which changed a few florals for the wedding. Luckily, Dana with Village Gardens had availability, so we were able to continue working with her on the flowers. Every question that was asked via email or phone was promptly answered by Dana. My daughter is an only child and VERY PICKY. She had multiple photos from Pinterest that she emailed to Dana to make sure they were on the same page. We met with Dana twice to tweak and re-tweak a couple of things and everything was set for the wedding.
The day of the wedding, everything was delivered on time. The bouquets for my daughter and her bridal party were stunning and perfect! We had 12 centerpieces one for each table with 6 being a 3 tier vase selection with orchids submerged in water with a floating candle and 6 with flowers in a larger, single vase with a candle. We ended up changing the 6 single vases design due to the floating candles were not working well. The delivery staff contacted Dana, I talked with her, and we added small vases with floating candles next to the large vase to add the light we needed. Thank goodness that Dana and her staff went above and beyond to make me, the mother of the bride, happy as well as my daughter.
We used the crystal cake stand that Village Gardens has for rent and Dana dressed it up by adding lights underneath it. Absolutely breathtaking cake table because of the lighting. Multiple people commented on the floral centerpieces, especially the orchids. We also used a wedding arch with white tulle, white floral, and greenery to be at the center of their wedding ceremony. This wasn’t originally the plan, but the arch as well as two medium bronze candelabras at the start of the isle just added the special touch we needed for the wedding.
Dana and her staff did an amazing job on the floral for my daughter’s wedding. I strongly recommend using Village Gardens and working with Dana for any event. Absolutely superb in every way possible!
Reviewed On 9/19/2016 by Katie P
I went in with very little idea on what I wanted and they came up with the perfect arrangements. It was so affordable for the quality of the flowers we received.
Reviewed On 8/31/2016 by Sarah J
Dana was a pleasure to work with. She provided me multiple options of what I had in mind so that I could choose which was perfect for me and my budget. My flowers were absolutely beautiful and made our wedding day perfect!
Reviewed On 7/19/2016 by Paige S
The flowers were delivered on time and were beautiful! Guests were complimenting them all night! I would recommended this florist for any wedding in the KC metro area!
Reviewed On 10/05/2015 by Danielle K
I couldn't have been more happy with what Dana did for us. My bouquet was so gorgeous and exactly what i had envisioned. The bridesmaid bouquets were so pretty and looked great with their dresses. The guy's flowers were great also. The cente...
rpieces we gorgeous and better then i couls have imagined. Im so glad i decided to use them. I can tell they put theie hearts into it. I couldn't have asked for anything better!
Reviewed On 9/18/2015 by Amara A
Dana & her crew were THE BEST to work w/ & they fully captured the tropical theme we wanted for our outdoor ceremony!!! AND...how they infused our wedding colors of cobalt blue & fuchsia was PERFECT. We are still getting compliments to this d...
ay & when people who didn't attend our wedding see pictures of our ceremony, they say it looks like we had it at a tropical location & yet, it was in Blue Springs, MO & at city park. =D That's how AWESOME of a job Village Gardens did. And the ADDED bonus is we were able to easily transport the flowers used at our outdoor ceremony to the venue where our reception was held at. Dana & her crew made sure that this personal request was honored & they did so WONDERFULLY. My husband & I HIGHLY recommend Village Gardens!!! SOOO GRATEFUL we chose them to be our florist!!!
Reviewed On 6/21/2015 by Holly L
Village Gardens made our wedding so beautiful. I highly recommend them. My wife and my mother visited several florists in the Kansas City area. Both of them immediately knew that Village Gardens was the best for us. Their customer service w...
as exceptional and they quickly knew how to build table centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, decorations, and an arbor for our rustic wedding. Their delivery team showed-up in mass and set everything up. They were very professional and incredibly friendly. Their arrangements were so amazing that people were very happy to take the centerpieces in order to showcase in their own homes.
If you're having a wedding anywhere in or around Kansas City, look no further than Village Gardens.
Our guests and parents also said that we picked the “dream team” when it came to vendors. I agree with them.
DJ: Marc O’Leary.
Food: Delish! Catering. Cake/cupcakes: Classy Chocolate.
Bartender: Three Blondes and a Martini.
Photographer: Jim Barcus/Streetcar Studios. Videographer: One Tree Studios. Busses/transportation: Overland Chauffeurs.
Venue: Buffalo Lodge.
Reviewed On 6/17/2015 by Vanessa u
We used this vendor for all our floral needs. The bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces were absolutely perfect. The florals on the arbor/archway were subpar. After a thorough discussion (with sample photos) regarding the flowers on the arch...
way we paid several hundred dollars for roughly 10 flowers on either side. The flowers on top of the archway, which weren't supposed to be there were secured with a zip-tie that was left visible for all to see throughout the ceremony and in photos. Overall fantastic florist for bouquets and centerpieces. I would consider someone else for more extravagant floral arrangements.
Reviewed On 10/01/2014 by Kendra Z
Dana at Village Gardens was so very helpful from the very first consultation to the Big Day. I was unsure what type of flowers I wanted, and she took my vision and absolutely exceeded my expectations. She was very helpful and accommodating when...
it came to our wedding day. I didn't have to do a thing & when I showed up to the venue, the gorgeous flowers were already in place! So easy, so beautiful! Not to mention, Village Gardens was the least expensive florist that I met with during planning. I highly recommend using Village Gardens for your big day!
Reviewed On 9/16/2014 by Loree H
Dana did the flowers for our reception. We met with her and showed her what arrangements we liked then gave her our budget. With some slight alterations, she was able to make it work. We were able to look around after the entrance to view the d...
ecorations, and it left me speechless. It was exactly what I had pictured. Everyone who attended the reception LOVED the centerpieces! They were absolutely beautiful. Very classy and elegant. She did an amazing job.
Reviewed On 8/23/2014 by Lindsey J
We used Village Gardens for our wedding flowers. Dana was very helpful when I met with her to plan the flowers and she was able to provide me with some guidance as I made decisions. Our flowers were very pretty. It was in our contract for th...
em to deliver flowers to both the church and the reception venue. All flowers were dropped off at the church before I was even aware of it. Fortunately, I had two friends who were going to take other things to the reception venue so they took the flowers too. I would just be clear. Overall, they did a great job.
Reviewed On 8/01/2014 by Jennifer S
I loved the flowers provided by Village Gardens. She was so helpful with suggestions and getting exactly what we were looking for. The only drawback was the cost, considering we only got stems and put them together ourselves.
Reviewed On 7/03/2014 by Kristina S
Dana at Village Gardens did great with our floral arrangements in our wedding. She was very helpful and we especially appreciated her honesty. We would highly recommend Village Gardens for florists!
Reviewed On 4/10/2014 by Heather M
I had a very specific picture in mind of what I wanted my bouquets and center pieces to look like and Dana did a perfect job! The flowers were gorgeous and they were so easy to work with!
Reviewed On 12/17/2013 by Hillary B
Dana took amazing care of my wedding!
Reviewed On 11/23/2013 by Cynthia T
I met with several florists in the area and told them my vision. Most places were double the cost. All the flowers were delivered on time, looked perfect, and we're exactly what I wanted. The best part was that I only had to go in twice.
Reviewed On 11/08/2013 by Kristin H
Dana was great to work with. After just one meeting she was able to take my vision and execute it exactly as I had hoped. The bouquets were gorgeous and the simple flowers for the cake added just enough color. Compared to other florists, the pr...
ices were unbeatable. Make the drive and check them out!
Reviewed On 10/31/2013 by Jenna H
Dana and her team did such a good job on my flowers. I will keep referring to everyone and I will keep going to her for anything else that I need. Amazing job! My flowers were gorgeous!
Reviewed On 10/29/2013 by Carrie H
They did a wonderful job!
Reviewed On 10/22/2013 by Lacy C
Dana is a genius!! I came in with my own vision, simple and elegent, and wow did she follow through! I found it hard to visualize the final picture only because I'm not any kind of expert awhen it comes to flowers. I was so pleased with everyth...
ing Dana created for us and she made my vision come to life! She is so creative and a blast to work with that I would recommend her to everyone.
Reviewed On 10/17/2013 by Kim N
I can't say enough about how beautiful our flowers were. Dana Nigro, the owner and wedding coordinator at Village Gardens is just awesome. I went in with a couple of pictures, and a lot of ideas, and she made it all a reality. From the centerpi...
eces,the bouquets, the swag across the top of our outdoor alter, the isle bouquets, the cake flowers, it was all picture perfect. Would recommend them to anyone!
Reviewed On 9/28/2013 by Heather W
I went to a couple florists to talk about what I wanted in my wedding bouquets. They all came close, but kept putting weird colors in the bouquet. Walking into Village Gardens was a no nonsense experience in the best way. Dana has a lot of expe...
rience. I showed her pictures, talked about what I wanted, and she immediately picked out flowers that matched what I wanted perfectly. My bouquets were beautiful. The only complaint I have is that a lot of my lilies, the flower I was so excited about, were still buds and did not bloom by the end of the day. I never got to see the lilies bloom.
Reviewed On 9/24/2013 by Jacqueline S
Beautiful flowers! Dana is great to work with and has a lot of fun, creative ideas. Price is on the higher end though.
Reviewed On 6/29/2013 by Amber Y
Dana was awesome to work with. The prices are reasonable and she knows her stuff. All of the flowers were beautiful.
Reviewed On 6/26/2013 by Ryan L
My husband and I used the Village Gardens for wedding on June 8, 2013 and we were very satisfied. Everyone has been complimenting us on the decor and our flower selections.
Reviewed On 1/13/2013 by Kelley C
WOW! We met with 2 florists before landing on Dana with Village Gardens. I was hesitant to use a teleflorist, however, now I wonder why anyone would ever use anyone else. Our flowers were BEAUTIFUL. Everyone gushed about them. Dana was great,...
efficient, and professional. When we met with her, she listened to our ideas, proposed some options, and popped out of the room for 3 minutes to come back holding a sample bouquet of flowers that we'd discussed. My fiance wanted to hire her on the spot - no "idea boards", pictures of flowers that would "kind of" like ours, or vague discussions about what ours would look like. Actual flowers. Even better - her cost was very reasonable. One of the other florists we met couldn't have done "candle-scapes" for the price that Dana made full-floral centerpieces. Our meeting, coordination before the wedding, and receipt of flowers on the wedding day all went off without a hitch. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous, even better than I'd pictured, and completely budget-friendly. If anyone asks me about vendors we used and would recommend, Dana will be the first one on my list.
Reviewed On 12/01/2012 by Sarah P
Picking out flowers was one of my fav experiences when wedding planning because of Dana at Village Gardens. From the minute I began to describe what we were looking for, she had a million ideas and was spot on with everything she picked. They...
did the flowers at our ceremony and the reception - every detail was absolutely perfect. And the price was great!!! I highly recommend this place!!!
Reviewed On 11/19/2012 by vicki c
Timely and professional.
Reviewed On 11/14/2012 by Angela P
I worked with Dana from Village Gardens and she was very easy to work with. I let her know my budget and she worked with me to get what I wanted within the budget. She was also quick to answer any questions or make any changes that I needed.
Reviewed On 11/10/2012 by Mollie S
We were in sort of a bind and had to get a new florist very last minute... The owner stepped in and did a great job of picking up the pieces. The flowers were gorgeous and they set everything up without a hitch that day for us. She even was ...
able to help us out with exchanging some of the vases I bought with her stock. Amazing!
Reviewed On 9/17/2012 by Mitzi G
Village Gardens was great! They knew exactly what I wanted then I described it. They were easy to get in touch with and responded promptly. I even had some changes within the last month of the wedding and it was no problem. The flowers were bea...
Reviewed On 9/01/2012 by Kristin K
Village Gardens was wonderful to work with! Dana helped me select arrangements that were custom-fit to my theme/mood and she always had new ideas to bring to the table.
I had a somewhat unique venue to work with; The Midland Theatre was ...
my reception location and it is not only massive but already very ornately decorated with chandeliers and cherub carvings everywhere! I knew that even if I went crazy on flowers, they would get somewhat overlooked due to the extravagant decor of this particular venue. Once I told Dana where I had booked the reception, she knew this right away. She instantly suggested I rent more candles and lights in addition to some flower arrangements, rather than going with just flowers alone. This was perfect because I was also working with a smaller flower budget. Dana knew I was trying to keep costs down, and she had lots of lower-priced suggestions for me. She helped steer me in the right direction with where to splurge a little more, and where I could cut back.
Dana was always available to me and was easy to get ahold of and super-friendly. She was also very honest, and if I came up with something that she thought might not work, she would say so and really politely suggest something different (and usually better) than what I had originally thought of! Also, in our first meeting, as we were chatting about vendors, my mom and I mentioned we had yet to choose the cake, and Dana suggested Covenant Cakes in Independence. This ended up being the cake I would go with! So Dana not only helped in choosing the flowers but she also helped us find our cake too.
The day of the wedding I was really blown away by how gorgeous my bouquet was, and I loved the way Dana had arranged my bridesmaids bouquets as well. Once I got to the reception, the placement of the largest centerpieces and the gorgeous candelabras was just beautiful, and they really stood out! Even though the night was a whirlwind, I really noticed those touches and they added to the over-all magical effect the theatre already had.
I would definitely recommend Dana at Village Gardens for any KC bride! She will help you find what's right for the feel of your event, and also for your unique event space. And what she does end up doing for your event will be just breath-taking!
Reviewed On 8/23/2012 by Amy S
Dana did a great job with our flowers. She took what I tried to describe and made everything beautiful. I would highly recommend!
Reviewed On 7/28/2012 by Katie T
Prior to choosing our florist we met with quite a few and Dana at Village Gardens was by far the most helpful and the price was very comparable to the other florists we looked at. My flowers turned out absolutely amazing!
Reviewed On 6/26/2012 by Laura M
Dana was so easy to work with. I had a good idea what I was looking for, and she perfectly designed the bouquets and decorations. She was extremely affordable and found ways to save me money.
Reviewed On 6/26/2012 by Katie T
Reviewed On 6/26/2012 by Nicole P
Dana did an amazing job matching what I had in mind for our ceremony/reception flowers!!! She responds immediately to any concern/question you may have and is wonderful at what she does. We also rented our altar decorations from her. They have ...
an incredibly variety of options at their showroom. I am still hearing from everyone about how gorgeous our flowers were! Best florist in KC!!!
Reviewed On 6/21/2012 by Rachel M
After meeting with many florists, Dana at Village Gardens in Blue Springs was a breath of fresh air. She got my style right away and worked with my budget. I wanted small but elegant arrangements. All of the arrangements were exactly what I wan...
ted - The perfect colors, style, and sizes. And they arrived right on time in great condition. Village Gardens was a great choice. I'd highly recommend them!
Reviewed On 6/13/2012 by Stephanie D
We were very happy with our wedding flowers. We had a very limited budget and she worked with us to get the exact colors and flowers we wanted at a very reasonable price.
Reviewed On 6/04/2012 by Debbie
Dana with Village Gardens was amazing! My flowers looked better than I had expected! The floral arrangements at the reception were more beautiful than I had imagined. I had so much confidence in Dana as soon as I met her, and she did not dis...
appoint. Village Gardens was also reasonably priced and I would highly recommend them to every bride! Thanks Dana!
Reviewed On 5/03/2012 by Holly T
Dana was amazing. When I first met with her I told her my budget and she did everything she could to stay within my budget. She even helped me figure out what I could do for the tables at my reception. On the wedding day the flowers were deli...
vered on time and they were just breathtaking! Definitely would reccommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 3/16/2012 by Sarah B
I worked with Dana at Village Gardens and everything was so easy and turned out perfect!
Reviewed On 2/03/2012 by Carla s
Very nice, everything was on time, but my flowers weren't as open as they promised. Although beautiful, still slightly disappointed.
Reviewed On 1/14/2012 by Deborah B
I wanted fake flowers, which this vendor doesn't usually deal in. But she spent her entire weekend searching for the best ones, and called me to quote the price. They came out so beautifully, and now I'll have my wedding bouquet for years to co...
me. This place is perfect for all flower needs and they made my wedding day stunning.
Reviewed On 1/11/2012 by Kerri H
The first time I went into Village Gardens, I was completely impressed. It was decorated so beautifully and I loved everything about the shop. When I met with the Florist, she was absolutely amazing! She not only helped me plan the most perfect...
wedding with all our flowers, but she also gave me so many more tips on all the rest of my wedding and reception. She has amazing style and ideas. I would definitely recommend Village Gardens for your wedding. The flowers turned out breathtaking and everyone at our wedding was complimenting our flowers. We had hot pink roses and they were the most perfect pink I've ever seen and had diamonds scattered in my bouquet.
Reviewed On 1/02/2012 by Allie L
Village Gardens is THE best place to get your flowers for your wedding! It was not expensive, they were beautiful and they delivered everything to me where ever I wanted ON TIME!! I loved working with Dana! She was Awesome!
Reviewed On 12/21/2011 by Kathryn B
To all brides considering using Village Garden,
Dana Nigro was the best vendor I worked with during my wedding planning process. She was very professional and was interested in delivering what I wanted. She was very easy to work with and her ...
experience as a florist makes a big difference in planning for your flowers. Dana knew about both of my venues and where we needed to use our floral budget. In my opinion, she is the best in the city.
Reviewed On 12/06/2011 by Rebecca W
Dana was great to work with in planning the flowers for my wedding and reception. She was prompt at answering emails and returning phone calls. We LOVED our flowers and they looked gorgeous!!!!! She listened to the little details that we wan...
ted and made sure everything was correct. Our flowers were delivered / set up on time (well actually early). I would highly recommend Village Gardens and Dana Nigro for your flowers!
Reviewed On 12/05/2011 by Jessica S
I was not sure exactally what I wanted included in my wedding boquet. I had an idea of colors. Dana at Village Gardens was excellent in coming up with the colors I wanted and flowers in the season! We had to call back several times to add or ch...
ange our order, she was so flexible and understanding. My arrangements turned out beautiful and lasted 1 1/2 weeks after my wedding!
Reviewed On 11/29/2011 by Cara B
Dana was a joy to work with and wasn't deterred at all by the fact that I didn't really know what I was looking for in my wedding flowers. She obviously has enough experience in this business to know what brides will love! All it took was one...
quick visit to meet with her to place the order, and then the gorgeous flowers magically appeared (ala prompt & courteous delivery) the morning of the wedding. I couldn't be happier!!!
Reviewed On 11/28/2011 by Lauren D
Dana was a dream to work with. I was unsure of what exactly I was looking for in wedding flowers, and she knew exactly what I needed. She created beautiful and unique centerpieces for our reception, and flawless flowers for the wedding party. T...
he flowers were very reasonably priced, delivered ahead of schedule and looked positively amazing. We plan to use Village Gardens for all of our floral needs in the future.
Reviewed On 11/11/2011 by Jenny D
Awesome! Cairn's Flowers was amazing! My flowers were absolutely beautiful. They can do anything. I told them what flowers i wanted for my wedding and they put them together for me. They were more beautiful than i had imagined. Contacting...
them directly is the best option. The website doesn't show what they can really do and prices are fantastic! Better than Hyvee!
Reviewed On 11/06/2011 by Katie P
I live out of town, so I worked with Dana entirely via phone and email. I didn't have a real specific vision for what I was looking for, and she was able to use my colors and a couple things I had said I wanted and turn it into something comple...
tely perfect. She was easy to work with, reasonably priced, and really does great work. I was so impressed and would recommend them in a heartbeat!
Reviewed On 10/27/2011 by Guin M
They were so easy to work with and were great at sticking to my budget (I actually came in UNDER budget!). Everything was delivered on time and looked GREAT!
Reviewed On 10/25/2011 by Dawn B
Their overall price was about the same as other florists but they were close to my venue which made them easy to pick up the day of the wedding. I ordered my bouquets and boutineers from Village Gardens about 2 weeks before the wedding because ...
I had planned on doing them myself until the wedding got closer. They were great about telling me what they could do over the phone and the flowers looked great when I got them. The boquets also lasted a couple weeks after the wedding which I found to be impressive. The only complaint I have is that I added two boutineers at the last minute so they needed to be paid for when they were picked up. My maid of honor picked up the flowers and paid for the two added boutineers with cash but after the wedding I recieved a bill for the two boutineers. Of course my maid of honor lost the receipt so I will end up paying for them again, but they should have had it entered in their computer as paid for. I wish she would have used a check or card so we would be able to show that we already paid for them.
Reviewed On 10/24/2011 by Jonell W
I had met with a couple of different florists in all price ranges before meeting with Dana at Village Gardens. She asked for ideas I had and the price range I wanted to be in and blew me away with suggestions she had. She was able to show me ...
various combinations of flowers together, and actual flowers, not pictures in books. She put me at total ease and the flowers were absolutely beautiful (and under budget). Everyone raved about the colors and how great everything looked. The flowers were so fresh that my bouquet was still gorgeous when I returned from my honeymoon more than a week later. I couldn't be more pleased and will refer Village Gardens and Dana Nigro to every bride-to-be that I know.
Reviewed On 10/18/2011 by Ashley E
We worked hand in hand with Dana and she truly listened to what we wanted. She made beautiful centerpieces for our reception tables and food tables and we had several guest compliment them and ask who we went through! They have beautiful rental...
decor and ideas at reasonable prices.
Reviewed On 10/14/2011 by Kaitlyn W
Call Dana Nigro TODAY!!! Not kidding. She is amazing and can work with your budget.I got exactly what I wanted and under what I wanted to spend. PLUS... I received so so so many compliments on my center pieces. Great Job Dana! I am not going to...
answer the budget question because I know if you give her a number she will give you some great ideas.
Reviewed On 10/09/2011 by Michele K
I was so happy to find an affordable florist - Dana worked within my budget (we even came under by $200!) but still gave me what I wanted. The flowers were absolutely beautiful!
Reviewed On 10/07/2011 by Becca E
I used to work at a florist warehouse so when I went in I had a very specific idea in mind for certain flowers but for others I was more of a open book. I had a general idea but nothing specific. And Dana was great. She could tell what I was go...
ing for and filled in the blanks for me. I had tall vase filled with water with lights at the bottom and with gerbs strung up with blue wire. They were beautiful and so much better than i could have ever imagined. I originally saw the idea in a small vase but she helped me expand it and I got exactly what I wanted. I didn't have a lot of flowers, but the few I had turned out beautiful. it was the simple elegance that I was going for. And Dana really did a great job achieving that for me.
Reviewed On 10/03/2011 by Shelby T
Village Gardens was so easy to work with. Dana listened to what I wanted and made exactly what I was looking for. They even honored a coupon I had forgotten about after I had already paid in full. Our flowers were perfect, the price was grea...
t and they made everything easy!
Reviewed On 9/26/2011 by Stephanie J
I went to Dana Nigro at Village Gardens for a floral consultation for my September 24th wedding. I don't know much about flowers and didn't have a "vision". Dana helped me come up with a plan, stayed within my budget, met all my needs, delive...
red on time, and created the most amazing floral arrangements I have seen. My bouquet was exceptional! I never had a worry about my flowers, and the quality and service far exceeded my expectations. I would go back to Village Gardens in a heartbeat!
Reviewed On 9/19/2011 by Amber C
After having horrible luck with all athe florists i had spoken with, i thought for sure i would have to give up my dream of having cymbidium orchids as my flowers because i jsut couldnt afford them. I decided to go ahead and give Dana at the Vi...
llage Gardens a call, even though i was sure i wasnt going to be able to afford them. My meeting with Dana went AMAZING, i was going to have what i wanted, and more for a fraction of the cost of all the other florists.(including hy-vee who will tell you they are the cheapest). When my flowers arrived on my wedding day, i almost cried. they were everything i had dreamed of! They were so beautiful! They were also delivered in very cute cases which looked perfect on the reception head table! the did my bouquet, my bridesmaids(6), all the boutineers (13) and 2 mothers flowers all for the price that hyvee was going to JUST the bouquets. Village Gardens is the way to go!
Reviewed On 9/06/2011 by Anna M
My flowers were beautiful. I gave Dana an idea of what I wanted and she really ran with them to make them wonderful! She delivered and set up everything which was a huge relief to me. Additionally, she worked hard to keep our costs low, usin...
g glassware we already had and helping to find ways to bring our costs down. Plus, she is a wonderful person to work with. Dana was fun, energetic and creative, we had a great time!
Reviewed On 8/10/2011 by Dianne S
Just look at my bouquet and my daughter's! There were only two florists in our area that would even attempt to work with lilacs and I trusted Dana at Village Gardens - thank goodness I did!!! We were going to work with the lilacs a brought in...
to save on cost, but the year we were married there was a hard freeze days before our wedding and every lilac in Missouri was killed. I was devastated! Dana said, "Don't worry, I ordered enough, just in case." There were enough for my beautiful bouquet, my daughter's, the alter, and a small centerpiece for each of 25 tables at the reception! I love that girl!!!!!
Reviewed On 8/02/2011 by Megan S
My wedding flowers were sooooo beautiful. My bouquet and the bridesmaids' bouquets were just exactly what I wanted. We wanted simple (and inexpensive) for the corsages and boutonnieres and that's exactly what we got. Dana was a pleasure to w...
ork with and really took the time to understand how I wanted things to look. She also made it easy to get all the flowers I wanted at what I felt was a reasonable price (maybe not reasonable in absolute terms, but reasonable on the scale of wedding flowers, which I know are always more expensive than one would really think they should be). We came in under budget on flowers in the end without sacrificing style or beauty. My only tiny complaint is that our boutonnieres were super wilted and kind of pitiful looking by the end of the day, but it was 100 degrees on our wedding day and we took pictures outside, so I doubt there was much that could have been done about that. Very glad I had my flowers done here.
Reviewed On 7/05/2011 by Abby M
We had a horrible experience with a flower company named Good Earth Flowers. At the last minute we called Village Gardens and Dana was more than helpful. She got back to us right away and made us feel at ease with just a few months to go. SHe w...
orked with us and our budget and was very kind even though we couldn't spend very much. She respected my ideas and made me feel that I was in charge. She was so kind. I would highly recommend Village Gardens and Dana to any bride who wants to be treated with respect and kindness!
Reviewed On 6/24/2011 by Geoff W
Very professional. All of the flowers and decorations were beautiful. Very honest, one of the centerpieces was broken by them, and they gave the money back for the centerpiece and flowers.
Reviewed On 6/18/2011 by Brenna H
The flowers were all fresh and beautiful! Dana is great to work with! There were several flowers that they couldn't get, but the ones we ended up with were lovely. Pretty expensive... but all flowers are.
Reviewed On 6/06/2011 by Christine L
Flowers were really important to me when planning my wedding. I had an idea of the look I wanted - nothing too formal or too big - more of a garden-variety look. After researching local vendors, my mom and I met with Dana at Village Gardens. As...
my mom put it afterwards, Dana just "got it." We had a lot of fun discussing the possibilities and at the end of the session, we felt confident that we could trust her with the wedding flowers. Dana didn't push us to do more than what we could do financially and her rates were comparable to other florists we had checked out.
On the wedding day, I was pleasantly surprised to see they arrived a little early to set-up. They took care of everything and the only thing I had to decide was where I wanted the two floral arrangements and pedestals (which was a fun task). Everything was marked, which was helpful so corsages and boutinierres could be handed out easily. They made sure that I checked out my bouquet and the bridesmaids as well.
My bouquet was GORGEOUS! It was bridal appropriate like I wanted, with a splash of hot pink. She had incorporated the "love knot" ribbon idea that had been in my grandma's bouquet and added a special eouble-heart pin from my mom's bouquet. Those pieces made my bouquet all the more special. It was the added touch I needed to feel like a princess.
We had our basic proposal and ended up adding a boutinniere and corsage here and there, along with some pew bows. Dana took good care of us throughout. If you need a unity candle stand, I would highly recommend theirs. It is silver and stands higher than normal so it is better for pictures.
I am pleased to say that I would highly recommend Village Gardens for your wedding.
Reviewed On 5/17/2011 by Heather W
I had the hardest time finding a florist! I had cancellations of consultations, and vendors having no idea what I was talking about. I finally had had it! I had avoided going to Village Gardens thinking it would be too expensive, but after 3 re...
ferrals I set up a consultation with Dana!
Let me tell you that woman knows what she's doing. She's very direct, and I left there feeling confident that I had chosen the right florist! To my surprise, they were also incredibly affordable.
The day of the wedding Dana called me because not all the lillies we had ordered had opened. She then sent some roses in our color. Those roses made the look!! It literally made it better!
My bouquet was the most beautiful bouquet I had ever seen!!!!
We were so happy with our results!!!
Reviewed On 5/14/2011 by Angela J
Without an appointment I got the wedding flowers of my dreams after trying to get a hold of other florists for weeks I got this one in one day. Dana was wonderful and the flowers were perfect. She did not try to get us to pick the most expens...
ive flowers either. Best flowers money an buy.
Reviewed On 3/24/2011 by Katie M
I used Village Gardens for my entire floral needs for my wedding. However, I thought there was alot more greenery than discussed which I really wasn't pleased with and they also forgot one of the bouquets (tossing) but was later reimbursed for ...
it so everything worked out fine with that. Other than those slight 2 problems, I would still recommend Village Gardens to anyone and they are fairly priced as well!
Reviewed On 11/21/2010 by Jordan D
Dana has alot of great ideas.. My bridesmaids flowers were really not what I expected though.. and my bridal bouquet was wilting and falling apart by the time the reception started so that was disappointing. Other than that- there is alot of th...
ings you can rent in the store and it made it easy for decorations.
Reviewed On 11/21/2010 by Amanda F
I enjoyed working with Dana Nigro with Village Gardens for my wedding. I knew what I wanted; however, she brought it to life. The work done with my bouquet, my bridesmaids bouquets, and all flower sprays were amazing and far exceeded my expec...
tations. The price was great too. I highly recommend Village Gardens.
Reviewed On 11/06/2010 by Liz B
They were very helpful in helping me decide on the flowers for both the church and reception. They were considerate with coming up with affordable options. We were very pleased with the flowers.
Reviewed On 10/29/2010 by Desiree P
I presented Village Gardens with a plan and limited budget. They went above and beyond my expectations. The boquets were beautiful, delivered on time and were just the way I wanted.
Reviewed On 10/18/2010 by Christie C
Dana was courteous and professional. She was very helpful and knowledgeable when it came to picking out the perfect flowers for our special night. The flowers were BEAUTIFUL!, to say the least. I was so happy when I saw my bouquet, it was just ...
as I had hoped it would be. All the rental items were delivered as ordered. I will definitely take my business to them again and again!!
Thank you for our beautiful flowers Dana!
Reviewed On 10/17/2010 by Megan H
Dana did an outstanding job! I think every person at my wedding commented on how beautiful the flowers and centerpieces were. She truly provided such an elegant, stunning, beautiful atmosphere. She was so wonderful to work with and provided ...
us with great advise and suggestions. She was very considerate of our budget. I have nothing but amazing things to say about her!
Reviewed On 10/14/2010 by Jenifer P
Dana does a great job at helping you pick out exactly what you want. She has a great eye and taste for things. The flowers were amazing and everything turned out wonderful.
Reviewed On 8/09/2010 by lindsay f
I used this company for my centerpieces. Very affordable. My budget was $25 per table. I had these neat candleabra's that I rented for half or my tables and hydrangea's for the other half. It looked very classy and elegant for a minimal pric...
e. Plus, Dana Nigro set up and tore down the centerpieces for me so it was pretty stress free!