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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design)

Occoquan , VA

LOCATION

308-B Poplar Alley
Occoquan, VA US 22125 (map)

PHONE

703-492-9732

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Welcome to SW Floral Design at Accolades Florist! As we begin our 17th year in the floral industry, we hope to assist you while making your dream wedding a reality. Susan Wenger, the... Read more
Welcome to SW Floral Design at Accolades Florist! As we begin our 17th year in the floral industry, we hope to assist you while making your dream wedding a reality. Susan Wenger, the owner and head designer, will give you the individual attention every bride deserves. Bring your ideas and feel the comfort of knowing those ideas will be valued as we create your perfect day.

We would be delighted to meet with you and provide you with written custom plans, along with pricing suggestions for your wedding. We offer clients creative, high-end and custom floral designs at an affordable price, along with more personalized service.

Consultations are by appointment only. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Typically we do not accept consultations Friday-Saturday, so that our primary focus and attention can be spent designing weddings and special events on the weekends. We are closed on Sundays. During off peak season, after hour and Saturday appointments are available.

Give us a call (703-492-9732) or email us www.swfloraldesign@gmail.com to schedule a "meet and greet” appointment. Make yourself comfortable and look over our portfolios of our past weddings and events. Images and more information about us can be found on our website www.swfloraldesign.com. Following our appointment, you will receive a written estimate via email within 48 hours.

We look forward to working with you in the future. Again, please feel free to contact us via email (swfloraldesign@gmail.com) or by phone (703-492-9732). Also, please check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AccoladesFlorist/).

We are proud to be a 2009-2013 recipient of the Bride's Choice Award!

Proud recipient of the New Couples' Choice Award!

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INFO FOR FLOWERS

Do you offer free or for charge consultations?
Free
Do you provide free or for charge sample arrangements?
For Charge
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup
What type of decor (if any) do you offer?
We offer rental vases to our clients. We also offer an arbor and columns for rent. Other special decorative items (candelabras, for example) can be rented upon request.
Do you provide non-floral additions to floral arrangements?
I have added rosaries, photo charms, crystals and butterflies to our floral designs. I am willing to discuss any non-floral addition that a bride might have in mind.
Do you offer full-services, such as wedding day setup, for an additional fee?
We do offer full service delivery and set up. Our standard delivery and set up fee is $125.00. If a larger vehicle needs to be used to deliver the flowers and decor, an additional fee of $100.00 will be charged. There may be additional costs associated with large scale set ups and venues located outside the Washington metro area. 
 
 Take down of floral items and removal of rented items the following day is offered but at a separate charge of $125.00. Couples have the option of removing the flowers and returning the rented items in order to avoid these fees.
If you have not worked at the ceremony or reception sites previously, would you be willing to visit the sites before the event?
f the client needs and wants our vision for the venue and for decorating ideas we will do a site survey. This is only necessary if the client needs additional decor beyond bridal party flowers and centerpieces. If for any reason we feel we need to see the venue we are happy to go to ensure a wonderful event.
Do you offer flower preservation services?
No. I refer my clients to Waterford Past Thymes.
Do you offer any other specializations that have not been covered?
In addition to fresh floral designs, I also offer silk floral designs. Silk flowers are a great alternative for brides with allergy concerns.
How do clients set up a consultation?
Hours by appointment only. Please contact me via telephone (703-492-9732) or via email swfloraldesign@gmail.com

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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
I didn't start looking for a florist until 3 weeks before my wedding. Susan was great! She understood my need to work fast and helped schedule a meeting with a time that worked for me. She also prepped for the meeting with the color scheme that i had sent in advance so I didn't feel like I was wasting time during our meeting.

Having worked in the space before she understood my needs and helped me pick out the appropriate, in-season flowers for the event. On the day of, all the bouquets and flower arrangements were beautiful and in place when I arrived. If you have an event that needs flower arrangements I would highly recommend Accolades Florist as you couldn't ask for better service and product.
I didn't start looking for a florist until 3 weeks before my wedding. Susan was great! She understood my need to work fast Read more...
I didn't start looking for a florist until 3 weeks before my wedding. Susan was great! She understood my need to work fast and helped schedule a meeting with a time that worked for me. She also prepped for the meeting with the color scheme that i had sent in advance so I didn't feel like I was wasting time during our meeting.

Having worked in the space before she understood my needs and helped me pick out the appropriate, in-season flowers for the event. On the day of, all the bouquets and flower arrangements were beautiful and in place when I arrived. If you have an event that needs flower arrangements I would highly recommend Accolades Florist as you couldn't ask for better service and product. Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Stephanie! It was so nice to meet you and work with you. Even though we only had a few weeks to plan your flowers, I think they turned out very pretty.
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Samuel
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Susan is the ultimate florist! For our wedding ceremony and reception we requested extensive floral arrangements. She ensured that everything was on time and placed exactly as requested. Her assertiveness to go above and beyond is an understatement. I would recommend anyone-actually everyone to her for providing floral arrangements on any occasion. I will most definitely contact her again for any future events.
Susan is the ultimate florist! For our wedding ceremony and reception we requested extensive floral arrangements. She Read more...
Susan is the ultimate florist! For our wedding ceremony and reception we requested extensive floral arrangements. She ensured that everything was on time and placed exactly as requested. Her assertiveness to go above and beyond is an understatement. I would recommend anyone-actually everyone to her for providing floral arrangements on any occasion. I will most definitely contact her again for any future events. Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thanks Sam! I really enjoyed meeting you and An - you were wonderful to work with. Willow and Julia were also very helpful. It was a great day and I look forward to seeing some of your photos very soon.
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Lindsy
Wedding:
7/25/2014
5.0/5.0
My flowera turned out beautiful! I showed Susan, the florist pictures of how I wanted my bouquets, centerpieces and isle way done. Needless to say she did it just the way I wanted and imagined everything for my special day!
My flowera turned out beautiful! I showed Susan, the florist pictures of how I wanted my bouquets, centerpieces and isle Read more...
My flowera turned out beautiful! I showed Susan, the florist pictures of how I wanted my bouquets, centerpieces and isle way done. Needless to say she did it just the way I wanted and imagined everything for my special day! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Lindsy! Best wishes to you and Stephen!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Susan on my daughter's wedding. She was professional but very helpful, she was very clear on what she would provide and the end result seemed to exceed the expectation. She was in and out of the venue on the day of the wedding with everything done very well. I would recommend her without any reservations.
It was a pleasure working with Susan on my daughter's wedding. She was professional but very helpful, she was very clear Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Susan on my daughter's wedding. She was professional but very helpful, she was very clear on what she would provide and the end result seemed to exceed the expectation. She was in and out of the venue on the day of the wedding with everything done very well. I would recommend her without any reservations. Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you! It was nice to work with you as you planned your daughter's wedding. The designs were simple, but the overall look was so pretty as was the venue you selected. I appreciate your kind words about my work.
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PHALLA
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
For a bride who knew nothing about flowers, Susan was a great help. She was knowledgeable and had great recommendations. I loved how the flowers turned out. Everything looked amazing and looked stunning! Thank you Susan!
For a bride who knew nothing about flowers, Susan was a great help. She was knowledgeable and had great recommendations. I Read more...
For a bride who knew nothing about flowers, Susan was a great help. She was knowledgeable and had great recommendations. I loved how the flowers turned out. Everything looked amazing and looked stunning! Thank you Susan! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Phalla! I enjoyed working with you over the past 9 months. I also enjoyed working with the blue orchids - so pretty!
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Ferroza
Wedding:
4/18/2014
5.0/5.0
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Susan! She was always responsive and professional but she always made you feel like you were the only one she was working with. It felt so personal and I love that feeling when your vendor solely focuses on your event. My flowers were absolutely gorgeous. I could not recommend her enough!! Thanks Susan for making my wedding gorgeous!
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Susan! She was always responsive and professional but she always made you feel Read more...
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Susan! She was always responsive and professional but she always made you feel like you were the only one she was working with. It felt so personal and I love that feeling when your vendor solely focuses on your event. My flowers were absolutely gorgeous. I could not recommend her enough!! Thanks Susan for making my wedding gorgeous! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Susan was wonderful! The flowers were exactly what I asked for and they were gorgeous!! She was very easy to work with and her pricing was very competitive. We would recommend SW Floral to anyone!
Susan was wonderful! The flowers were exactly what I asked for and they were gorgeous!! She was very easy to work with and Read more...
Susan was wonderful! The flowers were exactly what I asked for and they were gorgeous!! She was very easy to work with and her pricing was very competitive. We would recommend SW Floral to anyone! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
What a wonderful experience! Coming from a bride who was very confused and budget-concerned about flowers, Susan really provided an amazing experience. Susan was so knowledgeable about exactly what I wanted for my centerpieces, and provided EVERYTHING to make my vision a reality. The delivery was timely, and Susan was immensely responsive. The flowers were of beautiful quality and Susan provided so much insight about how to ensure the best bang for my buck (such us, placing bouquets in the bridal parties centerpieces to cut down on costs). The only artificial flowers used were my flower girls, and those looked amazing! Susan really helped make my wedding's flower arrangements a breeze and a great experience.
What a wonderful experience! Coming from a bride who was very confused and budget-concerned about flowers, Susan really Read more...
What a wonderful experience! Coming from a bride who was very confused and budget-concerned about flowers, Susan really provided an amazing experience. Susan was so knowledgeable about exactly what I wanted for my centerpieces, and provided EVERYTHING to make my vision a reality. The delivery was timely, and Susan was immensely responsive. The flowers were of beautiful quality and Susan provided so much insight about how to ensure the best bang for my buck (such us, placing bouquets in the bridal parties centerpieces to cut down on costs). The only artificial flowers used were my flower girls, and those looked amazing! Susan really helped make my wedding's flower arrangements a breeze and a great experience. Read less
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Lena
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous flowers! Listen to her customers & very creative! Went beyond my expectations. Did a fabulous job & would highly recommend!
Thank you!!!!!
Gorgeous flowers! Listen to her customers & very creative! Went beyond my expectations. Did a fabulous job & would highly Read more...
Gorgeous flowers! Listen to her customers & very creative! Went beyond my expectations. Did a fabulous job & would highly recommend!
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Eric
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan did a wonderful job on the flowers to bring out the tropical theme in our wedding and reception. She was very helpful and professional during the whole process.
Susan did a wonderful job on the flowers to bring out the tropical theme in our wedding and reception. She was very Read more...
Susan did a wonderful job on the flowers to bring out the tropical theme in our wedding and reception. She was very helpful and professional during the whole process. Read less
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Kat
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Dear Susan:
I can't begin to tell you how beautiful our flowers were for our wedding!!! They were so fresh and they were exactly what I wanted for our special day!!! Everyone commented on them and we can't thank you enough for everything! I would highly recommend Accolades Florist for every occaision!!! Kat and Greg
Dear Susan:
I can't begin to tell you how beautiful our flowers were for our wedding!!! They were so fresh and they Read more...
Dear Susan:
I can't begin to tell you how beautiful our flowers were for our wedding!!! They were so fresh and they were exactly what I wanted for our special day!!! Everyone commented on them and we can't thank you enough for everything! I would highly recommend Accolades Florist for every occaision!!! Kat and Greg Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kat! I am so happy you and Greg were pleased with your flowers. Best wishes to you both.

Susan
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Patricia
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Our flowers took my breath away. They were everything and more than I could imagine. When I met with Susan I didn't know anything other than I wanted pink roses. She quickly came up with a great combination of flowers. She provided an isle runner and had rose petals laid down. When I say the ceremony site on the way to take pictures I was truly in awe. I literally had to take a second to stop from crying not to mess up my makeup. Thank you Susan for working with me every step of the way!
Our flowers took my breath away. They were everything and more than I could imagine. When I met with Susan I didn't know Read more...
Our flowers took my breath away. They were everything and more than I could imagine. When I met with Susan I didn't know anything other than I wanted pink roses. She quickly came up with a great combination of flowers. She provided an isle runner and had rose petals laid down. When I say the ceremony site on the way to take pictures I was truly in awe. I literally had to take a second to stop from crying not to mess up my makeup. Thank you Susan for working with me every step of the way! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Patricia! I am so happy you liked your flowers. When I walked in the room while you were having your hair done and you let out a little squeal of joy, I was confident we hit a home run. It was a pleasure working with you!
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J
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan's work was absolutely beautiful. The bouquets and centerpieces were exactly what I wanted and what we discussed. I received several comments about the arrangements during and after the wedding. Some of the centerpieces lasted 5-6 days after the wedding. Susan's prices are also extremely reasonable - she was able to create the look I wanted within my budget. I recommend Susan to any bride.
Susan's work was absolutely beautiful. The bouquets and centerpieces were exactly what I wanted and what we discussed. I Read more...
Susan's work was absolutely beautiful. The bouquets and centerpieces were exactly what I wanted and what we discussed. I received several comments about the arrangements during and after the wedding. Some of the centerpieces lasted 5-6 days after the wedding. Susan's prices are also extremely reasonable - she was able to create the look I wanted within my budget. I recommend Susan to any bride. Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter & I loved working with Susan @ Accolades Florist. She responded immediately to all of our inquires and was very flexible and understanding when we changed, added and or deleted arrangements. The flowers were beautiful & prices more than reasonable! I defiantly will use her services if & when my older daughter gets married! I have already recommended her to a co-worker!
My daughter & I loved working with Susan @ Accolades Florist. She responded immediately to all of our inquires and was Read more...
My daughter & I loved working with Susan @ Accolades Florist. She responded immediately to all of our inquires and was very flexible and understanding when we changed, added and or deleted arrangements. The flowers were beautiful & prices more than reasonable! I defiantly will use her services if & when my older daughter gets married! I have already recommended her to a co-worker! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I was so very pleased with the beautiful floral arrangements! The church looked beautiful and the reception site was breathtaking. Everything I was envisioning and was thinking of for flowers was carefully thought of and everything turned out wonderfully! I highly recommend SW Floral Design at Accolades Florist!!
I was so very pleased with the beautiful floral arrangements! The church looked beautiful and the reception site was Read more...
I was so very pleased with the beautiful floral arrangements! The church looked beautiful and the reception site was breathtaking. Everything I was envisioning and was thinking of for flowers was carefully thought of and everything turned out wonderfully! I highly recommend SW Floral Design at Accolades Florist!! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the review, Sara! I enjoyed working with you and your mom (and Josh) this past year as you selected your flowers. Using the silk peonies in the arrangements and your bouquet was a great idea - they looked real! It feels like an end of an era - the last "D" daughter is married -- however, I am so happy for you and Josh and wish you both many blessings and happiness in the years to come.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
All around, Susan was great! She was responsive, professional, and provided me with options for the scenario I provided her. Compared to DC, her pricing was spot on with my budget. I could not have asked for a better florist!
All around, Susan was great! She was responsive, professional, and provided me with options for the scenario I provided Read more...
All around, Susan was great! She was responsive, professional, and provided me with options for the scenario I provided her. Compared to DC, her pricing was spot on with my budget. I could not have asked for a better florist! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
When it came to selecting vendors, the flowers for my wedding were one of the scariest choices for me because I didn't really know how they would turn out until the day of the event. However from the beginning Susan seemed to understand the vision I had for my day and truly delivered on my wedding day. I wanted everything a little imperfect and rustic and Susan captured this perfectly in my bouquets, the reception decorations and the flowers she added to my cake (which I gave her very little direction on and it was beautiful!)

Two things definitely stood out about her from other vendors. The first was how she provided me with an online database to view flowers that she thought would be great for my wedding. This database was also searchable so if I found anything I loved as well I could just let her know to add them to the arrangement! As someone who doesn't have an extensive knowledge on flowers this really allowed me to know the options I had. Another thing I especially loved was how she included a free extra bouquet to be used in the bridal toss giving me the opportunity to keep and preserve the bouquet I walked down the aisle with. I would definitely recommend Susan to any other brides in the area!
When it came to selecting vendors, the flowers for my wedding were one of the scariest choices for me because I didn't Read more...
When it came to selecting vendors, the flowers for my wedding were one of the scariest choices for me because I didn't really know how they would turn out until the day of the event. However from the beginning Susan seemed to understand the vision I had for my day and truly delivered on my wedding day. I wanted everything a little imperfect and rustic and Susan captured this perfectly in my bouquets, the reception decorations and the flowers she added to my cake (which I gave her very little direction on and it was beautiful!)

Two things definitely stood out about her from other vendors. The first was how she provided me with an online database to view flowers that she thought would be great for my wedding. This database was also searchable so if I found anything I loved as well I could just let her know to add them to the arrangement! As someone who doesn't have an extensive knowledge on flowers this really allowed me to know the options I had. Another thing I especially loved was how she included a free extra bouquet to be used in the bridal toss giving me the opportunity to keep and preserve the bouquet I walked down the aisle with. I would definitely recommend Susan to any other brides in the area! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the lovely review, Katie. I enjoyed working with you and your mother during the planning stages of your wedding. Rebecca, your wedding planner, was very helpful on the day of your wedding. Best wishes to you and your new husband!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin? Susan was a pleasure to work with. From our first meeting to the day of my wedding she was a pleasure to work with. I must have changed my mind at least a handful of times and she never seemed bothered by my indecisiveness. Susan understands that this is one of the most important days of your life.

I had a photo charm made for a picture of my father which Susan was sweet enough to attach to my bridal bouquet. Needless to say I tiered up when I saw my bouquet. All of the floral arrangements were beautiful.

Susan exceeded my expectations and hopes. I definitely recommend Susan without hesitation.
Where do I begin? Susan was a pleasure to work with. From our first meeting to the day of my wedding she was a pleasure to Read more...
Where do I begin? Susan was a pleasure to work with. From our first meeting to the day of my wedding she was a pleasure to work with. I must have changed my mind at least a handful of times and she never seemed bothered by my indecisiveness. Susan understands that this is one of the most important days of your life.

I had a photo charm made for a picture of my father which Susan was sweet enough to attach to my bridal bouquet. Needless to say I tiered up when I saw my bouquet. All of the floral arrangements were beautiful.

Susan exceeded my expectations and hopes. I definitely recommend Susan without hesitation. Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Rebecca! I also appreciate the referral you sent my way. Best wishes to you both.
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Julie
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan is a pleasure to work with. She is always on top of every request and change you make up until the last minute. She is so down to earth and has the best suggestions on flowers that will work with your wedding or event. I know that I will use her for all my flower needs in the future. :)
Susan is a pleasure to work with. She is always on top of every request and change you make up until the last minute. She Read more...
Susan is a pleasure to work with. She is always on top of every request and change you make up until the last minute. She is so down to earth and has the best suggestions on flowers that will work with your wedding or event. I know that I will use her for all my flower needs in the future. :) Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Julie! I loved working with you and Ryan - I appreciate the good review!

Susan
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Malia
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Accolades came highly recommended to us by 5 other brides and they most certainly did not steer us wrong! Susan was so easy to work with and had samples of materials to share with us so we knew just what we were getting. On the day of the wedding, I was blown away by how much more beautiful everything was than I had imagined. The flowers were amazing and I received so many complements on them. Accolades is the at to go!
Accolades came highly recommended to us by 5 other brides and they most certainly did not steer us wrong! Susan was so Read more...
Accolades came highly recommended to us by 5 other brides and they most certainly did not steer us wrong! Susan was so easy to work with and had samples of materials to share with us so we knew just what we were getting. On the day of the wedding, I was blown away by how much more beautiful everything was than I had imagined. The flowers were amazing and I received so many complements on them. Accolades is the at to go! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Malia. I was so happy to work with you! Having done the wedding flowers for you and all of your friends has been a joy. I look forward to seeing some of your photos!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan was wonderful and did a fabulous job for my wedding at Westfields Marriott. She was extremely knowledgeable and made the whole process very easy on me. She is very responsive and remembers the "little details" throughout the whole 6 months I worked with her. I got so many compliments on my flowers. My altar piece was just the right size and I loved how she mixed my pastel palette together. My primary colors were pink and blue and that is hard to put together because it can clash or look juvenile. She made all of my arrangements look very elegant and reserved where the needed to be, such as the altar piece, and more springtime playful such as my bridesmaid bouquets. It was all very big arrangements and she had everything that I had asked for! Things I wasn't even sure of, she made it all work and it all looked beautiful. I was happy that the Hydrangea pomanders turned out they way you had them because, my little flower girl was twirling it all around and it might have otherwise fell apart. My MIL wanted a pinned corsage but even she was happy with the pearl wrist bracelet you added that she didn't say anything but how beautiful everything was. Plus I was glad the mothers matched. My tall gold candelabras were unforgettable and everyone remarked on the how opulent and gorgeous they were. My only regret, was not having more of those, but then again, we dont want to be ostentatious. Everything was perfect Susan, thank you so much!!!
Susan was wonderful and did a fabulous job for my wedding at Westfields Marriott. She was extremely knowledgeable and made Read more...
Susan was wonderful and did a fabulous job for my wedding at Westfields Marriott. She was extremely knowledgeable and made the whole process very easy on me. She is very responsive and remembers the "little details" throughout the whole 6 months I worked with her. I got so many compliments on my flowers. My altar piece was just the right size and I loved how she mixed my pastel palette together. My primary colors were pink and blue and that is hard to put together because it can clash or look juvenile. She made all of my arrangements look very elegant and reserved where the needed to be, such as the altar piece, and more springtime playful such as my bridesmaid bouquets. It was all very big arrangements and she had everything that I had asked for! Things I wasn't even sure of, she made it all work and it all looked beautiful. I was happy that the Hydrangea pomanders turned out they way you had them because, my little flower girl was twirling it all around and it might have otherwise fell apart. My MIL wanted a pinned corsage but even she was happy with the pearl wrist bracelet you added that she didn't say anything but how beautiful everything was. Plus I was glad the mothers matched. My tall gold candelabras were unforgettable and everyone remarked on the how opulent and gorgeous they were. My only regret, was not having more of those, but then again, we dont want to be ostentatious. Everything was perfect Susan, thank you so much!!! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the lovely review! I loved working with both of you and I also was pleased with the results. The staff at Westfields were great to work with too! I can't wait to see some photos.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot rave enough about Susan's work; everything was above and beyond my expectations! I felt as though I only had to provide a few pictures and Susan did the rest. The bridal bouquets, receptions flowers and reception/cocktail hour details were absolutely beautiful.
I cannot rave enough about Susan's work; everything was above and beyond my expectations! I felt as though I only had to Read more...
I cannot rave enough about Susan's work; everything was above and beyond my expectations! I felt as though I only had to provide a few pictures and Susan did the rest. The bridal bouquets, receptions flowers and reception/cocktail hour details were absolutely beautiful. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Susan at SW and Accolades Florist is in a word, fantastic. From our very first meeting, I was really impressed by her professionalism and by the thought she had put into my flowers. I had sent her a few inspirational photos, and she had them printed for our meeting and some recommedations laid out in draft form. It made me feel so comfortable to know that she was so organized and put such careful thought into my flowers before we had even met.

Throughout the year up to planning, I changed my mind a few times (it's a bride's right!) and Susan was always available to answer my questions and very flexible with changes (for example, silver vases to gold, ivory roses instead of pink). Even though I was getting married in the winter (November, when flowers aren't quite as plentiful as spring or summer), Susan assured me she would do her very best to get the blooms I wanted - within my budget - and she exceeded my expectations (for example, I wanted peonies, and she found garden roses in the perfect color that more appropriately matched my budget). She listed to me and knew what "look" I was going for for my wedding, and recommended some beautiful looks for the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and table arrangements. She has a wonderful eye for design.

On the day of the wedding, I was so thrilled to see the bouquets. They were perfect! And when I walked into the reception and saw the flowers for the first time, they took my breath away. They were beautiful and polished.

Not only was Susan wonderful to work with and did beautiful work, but her prices were so reasonable and the best value I found by far. She was a pleasure to work with, and I recommend her without reservation to any bride!
Susan at SW and Accolades Florist is in a word, fantastic. From our very first meeting, I was really impressed by her Read more...
Susan at SW and Accolades Florist is in a word, fantastic. From our very first meeting, I was really impressed by her professionalism and by the thought she had put into my flowers. I had sent her a few inspirational photos, and she had them printed for our meeting and some recommedations laid out in draft form. It made me feel so comfortable to know that she was so organized and put such careful thought into my flowers before we had even met.

Throughout the year up to planning, I changed my mind a few times (it's a bride's right!) and Susan was always available to answer my questions and very flexible with changes (for example, silver vases to gold, ivory roses instead of pink). Even though I was getting married in the winter (November, when flowers aren't quite as plentiful as spring or summer), Susan assured me she would do her very best to get the blooms I wanted - within my budget - and she exceeded my expectations (for example, I wanted peonies, and she found garden roses in the perfect color that more appropriately matched my budget). She listed to me and knew what "look" I was going for for my wedding, and recommended some beautiful looks for the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and table arrangements. She has a wonderful eye for design.

On the day of the wedding, I was so thrilled to see the bouquets. They were perfect! And when I walked into the reception and saw the flowers for the first time, they took my breath away. They were beautiful and polished.

Not only was Susan wonderful to work with and did beautiful work, but her prices were so reasonable and the best value I found by far. She was a pleasure to work with, and I recommend her without reservation to any bride! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Sara - you were great to work with this past year. Best wishes to you and Lee!
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Jimmy
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Susan was very responsive to all our requests. We had a rustic theme and she offered to wrap the bouquets in twine, as well as put lace on our vases and mason jars for decoration. She was very helpful with everything we asked. The centerpieces she gave us were gorgeous, and the bouquets were perfect. We wanted wildflowers, grasses and similarly themed flowers and while some of the things we wanted were out of season, she found us similar looking replacements.

Overall we had a wonderful experience with Susan and we would highly recommend her in the future.
Susan was very responsive to all our requests. We had a rustic theme and she offered to wrap the bouquets in twine, as Read more...
Susan was very responsive to all our requests. We had a rustic theme and she offered to wrap the bouquets in twine, as well as put lace on our vases and mason jars for decoration. She was very helpful with everything we asked. The centerpieces she gave us were gorgeous, and the bouquets were perfect. We wanted wildflowers, grasses and similarly themed flowers and while some of the things we wanted were out of season, she found us similar looking replacements.

Overall we had a wonderful experience with Susan and we would highly recommend her in the future. Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Joyce and Jimmy! Your flowers were definitely different in style from what I normally do, but different is what keeps life interesting! It was a pleasure working with both of you. Best wishes to you both.
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CAITLIN
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
SW Floral Design was a pleasure to work with; Susan provided the most beautiful flowers for the wedding ceremony and reception. Her professionalism and responsiveness was beyond superior. One of the greatest vendors we worked with and I am so grateful we chose SW Floral to provide flowers for our wedding!
SW Floral Design was a pleasure to work with; Susan provided the most beautiful flowers for the wedding ceremony and Read more...
SW Floral Design was a pleasure to work with; Susan provided the most beautiful flowers for the wedding ceremony and reception. Her professionalism and responsiveness was beyond superior. One of the greatest vendors we worked with and I am so grateful we chose SW Floral to provide flowers for our wedding! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thanks Caitlin!
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Alison
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
The outdoor wedding was overtaken by a terrible storm. Flowers were tossed about and the outdoor arbor with flowers was getting destroyed, Sue and her husband took a lot of effort to try and put things back together so we could carry on with the wedding.
The outdoor wedding was overtaken by a terrible storm. Flowers were tossed about and the outdoor arbor with flowers was Read more...
The outdoor wedding was overtaken by a terrible storm. Flowers were tossed about and the outdoor arbor with flowers was getting destroyed, Sue and her husband took a lot of effort to try and put things back together so we could carry on with the wedding. Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Allison. We were so happy that Rebecca's wedding was such a success after the terrible storm. We wish them a lifetime of happiness. Thank you all for being so wonderful to work with!
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Jo Melissa & Andrew
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
SW Floral design did a wonderful job! The owner, Susan is very responsive during our planning process. She is very patient too since I have changed my contract like three times! The flowers turned out really beautiful! You will save more money than those popular florists in the area. I am a very picky bride because I am actually a meeting/event planner and I used to do weddings before so believe me, you're in GREAT hands!
My advice to all brides out there: Just be VERY specific with what you like when it comes to your floral arrangements. Make sure you say you want less greens/leaves or you want the flowers to look fluffy! just be VERY detailed.
SW Floral design did a wonderful job! The owner, Susan is very responsive during our planning process. She is very patient Read more...
SW Floral design did a wonderful job! The owner, Susan is very responsive during our planning process. She is very patient too since I have changed my contract like three times! The flowers turned out really beautiful! You will save more money than those popular florists in the area. I am a very picky bride because I am actually a meeting/event planner and I used to do weddings before so believe me, you're in GREAT hands!
My advice to all brides out there: Just be VERY specific with what you like when it comes to your floral arrangements. Make sure you say you want less greens/leaves or you want the flowers to look fluffy! just be VERY detailed. Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you! It was a pleasure to work with you. I just posted some of your beautiful photos to my photo album on this site.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
SwFloral Design provided amazing flowers for my wedding and reception. The florist was very friendly and knowledgable about floral designs. The prices fit perfectly in our budget. I would highly recommend SwFloral Design to anyone who is looking for a knowledgable, professional, affordable for florist!
SwFloral Design provided amazing flowers for my wedding and reception. The florist was very friendly and knowledgable Read more...
SwFloral Design provided amazing flowers for my wedding and reception. The florist was very friendly and knowledgable about floral designs. The prices fit perfectly in our budget. I would highly recommend SwFloral Design to anyone who is looking for a knowledgable, professional, affordable for florist! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you "anonymous"! I'm pretty sure I know which couple wrote this - I appreciate your kind words. Have a happy life together! :)
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Bruce
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Susan was wonderful to deal with & provided excellent service. She was very knowledgeable, offered terrific advice, was reasonably priced, & was very courteous & professional. Her final products were fantastic. You will not be disappointed if you use Susan's services.
Susan was wonderful to deal with & provided excellent service. She was very knowledgeable, offered terrific advice, was Read more...
Susan was wonderful to deal with & provided excellent service. She was very knowledgeable, offered terrific advice, was reasonably priced, & was very courteous & professional. Her final products were fantastic. You will not be disappointed if you use Susan's services. Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Bruce! You and Cindy were wonderful to work with as well as your wonderful daughter, Lindsay!
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Meemz
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Susan did an absolutely amazing job from beginning to end! She was much more affordable than other florists since she works from her home so that was a major plus. The quality of her work was perfect and everything was delivered on time and as promised. She followed up with me almost immediately on any questions or changes that I had. I would definately recommend her to any local bride looking for beautiful flowers on a limited budget. She was WONDERFUL!
Susan did an absolutely amazing job from beginning to end! She was much more affordable than other florists since she Read more...
Susan did an absolutely amazing job from beginning to end! She was much more affordable than other florists since she works from her home so that was a major plus. The quality of her work was perfect and everything was delivered on time and as promised. She followed up with me almost immediately on any questions or changes that I had. I would definately recommend her to any local bride looking for beautiful flowers on a limited budget. She was WONDERFUL! Read less
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Kristen525
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Susan was fantastic!!! She was flexible with scheduling our first meeting around a busy schedule and when we met with her, I had ideas, and with her knowledge and experience I was able explain what I had envisioned for my wedding day. She sent me pictures of the flowers she had explained to me in our meeting along with confirmation of what I expected and wanted for my wedding. On the day of, she drove to Maryland to the hotel before the wedding, and arrived at my room on time. The flowers were gorgeous!! She changed little things around at the reception, to ensure freshness, which turned out great. The bouquets were gorgeous as well! I really felt like a bride once I held my flowers. The way the colors and flowers choices went with the dresses was even better than I pictured. Her rates were extremely reasonable as well, and we were able to work together to my budget. I would absolutely recommend her to a friend - she was recommended to me by a friend! Thank you to Susan to making my wedding beautiful!!
Susan was fantastic!!! She was flexible with scheduling our first meeting around a busy schedule and when we met with her, Read more...
Susan was fantastic!!! She was flexible with scheduling our first meeting around a busy schedule and when we met with her, I had ideas, and with her knowledge and experience I was able explain what I had envisioned for my wedding day. She sent me pictures of the flowers she had explained to me in our meeting along with confirmation of what I expected and wanted for my wedding. On the day of, she drove to Maryland to the hotel before the wedding, and arrived at my room on time. The flowers were gorgeous!! She changed little things around at the reception, to ensure freshness, which turned out great. The bouquets were gorgeous as well! I really felt like a bride once I held my flowers. The way the colors and flowers choices went with the dresses was even better than I pictured. Her rates were extremely reasonable as well, and we were able to work together to my budget. I would absolutely recommend her to a friend - she was recommended to me by a friend! Thank you to Susan to making my wedding beautiful!! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kristen! You and PJ were wonderful to work with too!
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
We were lucky to find Susan in our area, she was easy to work with and took care of anything we requested. Her prices are great, and her floral arrangements were beautiful! Susan was very flexible and always responsed to my e-mails/calls very quickly. I would highly recommend her!! Thanks for making our ceremony/reception beautiful!
We were lucky to find Susan in our area, she was easy to work with and took care of anything we requested. Her prices are Read more...
We were lucky to find Susan in our area, she was easy to work with and took care of anything we requested. Her prices are great, and her floral arrangements were beautiful! Susan was very flexible and always responsed to my e-mails/calls very quickly. I would highly recommend her!! Thanks for making our ceremony/reception beautiful! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Ashley! You were also wonderful to work with. Thanks so much and have a wonderful life with your new husband.


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drsonn321
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We were so lucky to find Susan with SW Floral Design! After meeting with a florist in the Fairfax area and getting a fairly expensive quote, we did some more research and found Susan right here on WeddingWire. She invited us to her home for a consultation and was truly interested in hearing what we wanted and made it happen. She was always easy to communicate with and responded quickly. She quoted us more than half the price of the florist we originally met with! We were so excited. Plus, we got a more personable experience working with Susan. Our flowers turned out more beautiful than we could have imagined. Thank you for everything, Susan!
We were so lucky to find Susan with SW Floral Design! After meeting with a florist in the Fairfax area and getting a Read more...
We were so lucky to find Susan with SW Floral Design! After meeting with a florist in the Fairfax area and getting a fairly expensive quote, we did some more research and found Susan right here on WeddingWire. She invited us to her home for a consultation and was truly interested in hearing what we wanted and made it happen. She was always easy to communicate with and responded quickly. She quoted us more than half the price of the florist we originally met with! We were so excited. Plus, we got a more personable experience working with Susan. Our flowers turned out more beautiful than we could have imagined. Thank you for everything, Susan! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Debi,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure working with you this past year.
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ef
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
The flowers were absolutely beautiful, and exactly what I wanted! Thank you so much, Susan, for providing such beautiful flowers and still being able to stay within my budget!
The flowers were absolutely beautiful, and exactly what I wanted! Thank you so much, Susan, for providing such beautiful Read more...
The flowers were absolutely beautiful, and exactly what I wanted! Thank you so much, Susan, for providing such beautiful flowers and still being able to stay within my budget! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I would recommend SW Floral Design to any bride looking for picture perfect florals! The flowers were stunning, fresh, and arranged beautifully. Every detail was taken care of and my own unique visions were incorporated to create the wedding of my dreams! This couldn't have been done without SW Floral Design! It takes one who is creative, attentive to each and every detail, flexible when plans change and above all, a person who can deliver high quality services in a caring fashion. Thank you SW Floral Design!
I would recommend SW Floral Design to any bride looking for picture perfect florals! The flowers were stunning, fresh, and Read more...
I would recommend SW Floral Design to any bride looking for picture perfect florals! The flowers were stunning, fresh, and arranged beautifully. Every detail was taken care of and my own unique visions were incorporated to create the wedding of my dreams! This couldn't have been done without SW Floral Design! It takes one who is creative, attentive to each and every detail, flexible when plans change and above all, a person who can deliver high quality services in a caring fashion. Thank you SW Floral Design! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jessica. It was a pleasure working with you and your family!
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Laura
Wedding:
11/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Susan from SW Floral Design was so wonderful to work with!!! We planned our wedding around a military deployment and were not sure if we were going to be able to have the ceremony. Susan was so flexible and worked around everything from dates to venues changing for our wedding. She is absolutely amazing. Everyone commented on how beautiful the flowers were. I would absolutely recommend SW Floral design. We will definitely be passing her information along to friends and family!
Susan from SW Floral Design was so wonderful to work with!!! We planned our wedding around a military deployment and were Read more...
Susan from SW Floral Design was so wonderful to work with!!! We planned our wedding around a military deployment and were not sure if we were going to be able to have the ceremony. Susan was so flexible and worked around everything from dates to venues changing for our wedding. She is absolutely amazing. Everyone commented on how beautiful the flowers were. I would absolutely recommend SW Floral design. We will definitely be passing her information along to friends and family! Read less
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jjenkins
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Susan did a wonderful job on our flowers and decor! Everything turned out beautiful! We would highly recommend her services!
Susan did a wonderful job on our flowers and decor! Everything turned out beautiful! We would highly recommend her Read more...
Susan did a wonderful job on our flowers and decor! Everything turned out beautiful! We would highly recommend her services! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jaime - hope you both are well!
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DaisyCraz3
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Susan from SW Floral Design! She has a ton of photos from previous weddings she did that helped me get a sense of what I wanted to do for my wedding. I don't know much about flowers, so looking at other arrangements was so helpful. She also helped me stay within my limited budget by recommending flowers that were less expensive but still absolutely beautiful. The day of the wedding when I saw my bouquet and my bridesmaids' bouquets I almost cried because they were so perfect and gorgeous! I would definitely recommend SW Floral Design to anyone planning their wedding.
I loved working with Susan from SW Floral Design! She has a ton of photos from previous weddings she did that helped me Read more...
I loved working with Susan from SW Floral Design! She has a ton of photos from previous weddings she did that helped me get a sense of what I wanted to do for my wedding. I don't know much about flowers, so looking at other arrangements was so helpful. She also helped me stay within my limited budget by recommending flowers that were less expensive but still absolutely beautiful. The day of the wedding when I saw my bouquet and my bridesmaids' bouquets I almost cried because they were so perfect and gorgeous! I would definitely recommend SW Floral Design to anyone planning their wedding. Read less
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emmoore
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I really enjoyed working with the vendor for my wedding flowers! We booked her closer to the wedding than I would have liked and she was so flexible with us, gladly taking our order and being so willing to work with us on a shorter time frame. I brought her some inspiration pictures and she pretty much replicated the look I was going for exactly. The price was phenominal- over 50% less (for the same flowers) than some bigger, more mainstream florists I got quotes from, and with the hugely personalized service, the bubbly personality, the enthusiasm, and all the help and attention we received, the value was unbelievable. She was also willing to work with me on price and suggested options that would work within my budget. I just have good things to say and loved the vendor and the end product very much!!
I really enjoyed working with the vendor for my wedding flowers! We booked her closer to the wedding than I would have Read more...
I really enjoyed working with the vendor for my wedding flowers! We booked her closer to the wedding than I would have liked and she was so flexible with us, gladly taking our order and being so willing to work with us on a shorter time frame. I brought her some inspiration pictures and she pretty much replicated the look I was going for exactly. The price was phenominal- over 50% less (for the same flowers) than some bigger, more mainstream florists I got quotes from, and with the hugely personalized service, the bubbly personality, the enthusiasm, and all the help and attention we received, the value was unbelievable. She was also willing to work with me on price and suggested options that would work within my budget. I just have good things to say and loved the vendor and the end product very much!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Susan was great to work with - she had unique, fun ideas and she was super-friendly. At my initial consultation, I had printed out some pictures of bouquets I liked, but really didn't have a strong idea of what I wanted the flowers for our wedding to be. She spent over an hour with me and helped me come up with ideas for flowers that I was really excited about. I had a few smaller last-minute changes which she easily and happily accomodated. Of course, I didn't really know what the flowers would look like on the wedding day, but they were absolutely spectacular! My wedding party was so excited to see them because they were so beautiful! I got many compliments on them throughout the night.

If I could put a 6th star for communication, I would! She usually responded to my emails within hours. I never waited more than a day for a response.

There is no way I could have had such beautiful flowers within my budget anywhere besides SW Floral Design. Run, don't walk, to get your flowers done by Susan!
Susan was great to work with - she had unique, fun ideas and she was super-friendly. At my initial consultation, I had Read more...
Susan was great to work with - she had unique, fun ideas and she was super-friendly. At my initial consultation, I had printed out some pictures of bouquets I liked, but really didn't have a strong idea of what I wanted the flowers for our wedding to be. She spent over an hour with me and helped me come up with ideas for flowers that I was really excited about. I had a few smaller last-minute changes which she easily and happily accomodated. Of course, I didn't really know what the flowers would look like on the wedding day, but they were absolutely spectacular! My wedding party was so excited to see them because they were so beautiful! I got many compliments on them throughout the night.

If I could put a 6th star for communication, I would! She usually responded to my emails within hours. I never waited more than a day for a response.

There is no way I could have had such beautiful flowers within my budget anywhere besides SW Floral Design. Run, don't walk, to get your flowers done by Susan! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Susan was fabulous. She was incredibly nice, and I felt very comfortable working with her. She was incredibly friendly and super flexible - I had a small budget and a bit of a non-traditional theme - and she made it happen. She was also great about any small changes that had to happen along the way and was very responsive and on top of things. I'm definitely recommending her to my friends who are getting married soon :)

She also did the flowers for my sister's wedding and did a fabulous job with them - they captured the modern elegant vibe that my sister was going for :)
Susan was fabulous. She was incredibly nice, and I felt very comfortable working with her. She was incredibly friendly and Read more...
Susan was fabulous. She was incredibly nice, and I felt very comfortable working with her. She was incredibly friendly and super flexible - I had a small budget and a bit of a non-traditional theme - and she made it happen. She was also great about any small changes that had to happen along the way and was very responsive and on top of things. I'm definitely recommending her to my friends who are getting married soon :)

She also did the flowers for my sister's wedding and did a fabulous job with them - they captured the modern elegant vibe that my sister was going for :) Read less
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Mindi
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
When I met with Susan, I had a specific idea of what I wanted for my bouquet (red roses, white tulips, and yellow cala lillies) and an overall idea of what i wanted for the ceremony and reception. Susan guided me in defining and finalizing the rest of the flowers. Although I couldn't picture it, I trusted her to bring it to life.

She accommodated change requests (nix the aisle petals, extra corsages, add flowers to the cake, etc.) so easily that it was absolutely painless. All I had to do was send an email when I wanted a change, and she would respond. This is the way things are supposed to work. Lovely.

I hadn't given much direction on the ceremony flowers - just said "red, yellow, white with green filler." Her vision was dead-on perfect. The flowers were stunning! Absolutely stunning. I'll be sending Susan pictures when I get them so that she can add them to her portfolio. My bouquet and the bridesmaids' bouquets were beautiful, too. Of course, I'm biased because I picked them. ;o)

Oh, and the price was unbeatable. The best bargain of my whole pre-wedding experience!!!! I'd use Susan again for other events and would highly recommend her. Easy to work with, excellent prices, and great creativity and vision - she's everything you could possibly want in a florist! Just trust in her as the expert.
When I met with Susan, I had a specific idea of what I wanted for my bouquet (red roses, white tulips, and yellow cala Read more...
When I met with Susan, I had a specific idea of what I wanted for my bouquet (red roses, white tulips, and yellow cala lillies) and an overall idea of what i wanted for the ceremony and reception. Susan guided me in defining and finalizing the rest of the flowers. Although I couldn't picture it, I trusted her to bring it to life.

She accommodated change requests (nix the aisle petals, extra corsages, add flowers to the cake, etc.) so easily that it was absolutely painless. All I had to do was send an email when I wanted a change, and she would respond. This is the way things are supposed to work. Lovely.

I hadn't given much direction on the ceremony flowers - just said "red, yellow, white with green filler." Her vision was dead-on perfect. The flowers were stunning! Absolutely stunning. I'll be sending Susan pictures when I get them so that she can add them to her portfolio. My bouquet and the bridesmaids' bouquets were beautiful, too. Of course, I'm biased because I picked them. ;o)

Oh, and the price was unbeatable. The best bargain of my whole pre-wedding experience!!!! I'd use Susan again for other events and would highly recommend her. Easy to work with, excellent prices, and great creativity and vision - she's everything you could possibly want in a florist! Just trust in her as the expert. Read less
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ctillots
Wedding:
4/23/2010
5.0/5.0
We just got married on 5/22/10 and Susan was our florist. She was so great and easy to work with, and she was very responsive. She always responded to any questions I had immediately, which is so helpful when trying to keep everything organized. On the day of our wedding, she was setting up and our cake was there. I had forgotten to talk with her about bringing flowers to decorate our cake, so the cake was completely bare. She ended up making it work after moving a few things around, and it looked amazing! The centerpieces, bouquets and all decorations were just beautiful and I had numerous people comment on how great everything looked. I highly recommend working with Susan. She is wonderful!

Courtney
We just got married on 5/22/10 and Susan was our florist. She was so great and easy to work with, and she was very Read more...
We just got married on 5/22/10 and Susan was our florist. She was so great and easy to work with, and she was very responsive. She always responded to any questions I had immediately, which is so helpful when trying to keep everything organized. On the day of our wedding, she was setting up and our cake was there. I had forgotten to talk with her about bringing flowers to decorate our cake, so the cake was completely bare. She ended up making it work after moving a few things around, and it looked amazing! The centerpieces, bouquets and all decorations were just beautiful and I had numerous people comment on how great everything looked. I highly recommend working with Susan. She is wonderful!

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crewcoxin
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I found Susan of SW Floral Design via Wedding Wire and I was excited to work with her! She responds in a quick manner and can give you an estimate on the spot and give you suggestions, etc. You can also look through her portfolio for ideas and things that she has done. I will have to say that I was pleasantly surprised the way all of my floral arrangements turned out. I knew some of the flowers I wanted and she was able to incorporate those into a more beautiful arrangement than I had imagined. Having worked with a floral shop, I will say that I will never do that again! When I did the justice of the peace wedding (a quickie since my husband was deploying overseas), I wanted a mini calla lily bouquet. The floral shop wanted $500! Needless to say, I didn't get it. But when we had the actual ceremony a year later, I got it and Susan only charged $100! SW Floral Design arrangements are absolutely beautiful and more cost effective. The arrangements are definitely top quality and do not look "homemade" or like a do-it yourself type kit. I highly suggest SW Floral Design and Susan is absolutely wonderful to work with. She even sends reminders when deposits are due (for all you busy brides!). At the end of our reception, we told guests they could take the flower arrangements home - and they went quick! We had guests asking for the bouquets too! Flowers used for my wedding include mini calla lilies, peonies, hydrangeas, tulips, roses, gerbera daisies, stargazer lillies and much more. If I ever need floral arrangements for an event, SW Floral Design is my go-to!
I found Susan of SW Floral Design via Wedding Wire and I was excited to work with her! She responds in a quick manner and Read more...
I found Susan of SW Floral Design via Wedding Wire and I was excited to work with her! She responds in a quick manner and can give you an estimate on the spot and give you suggestions, etc. You can also look through her portfolio for ideas and things that she has done. I will have to say that I was pleasantly surprised the way all of my floral arrangements turned out. I knew some of the flowers I wanted and she was able to incorporate those into a more beautiful arrangement than I had imagined. Having worked with a floral shop, I will say that I will never do that again! When I did the justice of the peace wedding (a quickie since my husband was deploying overseas), I wanted a mini calla lily bouquet. The floral shop wanted $500! Needless to say, I didn't get it. But when we had the actual ceremony a year later, I got it and Susan only charged $100! SW Floral Design arrangements are absolutely beautiful and more cost effective. The arrangements are definitely top quality and do not look "homemade" or like a do-it yourself type kit. I highly suggest SW Floral Design and Susan is absolutely wonderful to work with. She even sends reminders when deposits are due (for all you busy brides!). At the end of our reception, we told guests they could take the flower arrangements home - and they went quick! We had guests asking for the bouquets too! Flowers used for my wedding include mini calla lilies, peonies, hydrangeas, tulips, roses, gerbera daisies, stargazer lillies and much more. If I ever need floral arrangements for an event, SW Floral Design is my go-to! Read less
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EHT
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
The bouquet Susan made for me was perfect. She was easy to work with and very prompt with e-mail correspondence. When an issue arose with the availability of one of my flower choices she resolved it while maintaining my budget, which was greatly appreciated! Thank you, Susan!
The bouquet Susan made for me was perfect. She was easy to work with and very prompt with e-mail correspondence. When an Read more...
The bouquet Susan made for me was perfect. She was easy to work with and very prompt with e-mail correspondence. When an issue arose with the availability of one of my flower choices she resolved it while maintaining my budget, which was greatly appreciated! Thank you, Susan! Read less
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Daron
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
I loved SW Floral, they did an amazing job with my flowers and were able to change my order last minute when I decided on something else. The day of the wedding things were set up and more beautiful than I had imagined.
I loved SW Floral, they did an amazing job with my flowers and were able to change my order last minute when I decided on Read more...
I loved SW Floral, they did an amazing job with my flowers and were able to change my order last minute when I decided on something else. The day of the wedding things were set up and more beautiful than I had imagined. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
SW Floral Design provided beautiful flowers for our wedding. The centerpieces were creative and well put together. My bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets were perfect. Susan did a great job using our colors (red and brown) and gave the arrangements a fall tone. Susan was always responsive to my emails and questions and had everything ready in plenty of time on our wedding day. A few weeks prior to the wedding, I asked Susan to change the flower colors and she quickly sent me new pictures and had no trouble with the changes. SW Floral designs provides great service, beautiful flowers and at a very reasonable price.
SW Floral Design provided beautiful flowers for our wedding. The centerpieces were creative and well put together. My Read more...
SW Floral Design provided beautiful flowers for our wedding. The centerpieces were creative and well put together. My bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets were perfect. Susan did a great job using our colors (red and brown) and gave the arrangements a fall tone. Susan was always responsive to my emails and questions and had everything ready in plenty of time on our wedding day. A few weeks prior to the wedding, I asked Susan to change the flower colors and she quickly sent me new pictures and had no trouble with the changes. SW Floral designs provides great service, beautiful flowers and at a very reasonable price. Read less
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mishaun
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Susan was a pleasure to work with! She was very patient and worked with our schedule. We don't know a lot about flowers so Susan sat with us and reviewed many different types of flowers to create the picture we were looking for. She was also flexible and allowed us to set a payment schedule and change our order if we thought of something we liked better.

Susan was very professional and her costs were cheaper than any other vendor we contacted. The day of our wedding, Susan was on time and set up our centerpieces. The bridesmaids bouquet and my bouquet were absolutely gorgeous! We couldn't have asked for a better florist and would highly recommend her services!
Susan was a pleasure to work with! She was very patient and worked with our schedule. We don't know a lot about flowers so Read more...
Susan was a pleasure to work with! She was very patient and worked with our schedule. We don't know a lot about flowers so Susan sat with us and reviewed many different types of flowers to create the picture we were looking for. She was also flexible and allowed us to set a payment schedule and change our order if we thought of something we liked better.

Susan was very professional and her costs were cheaper than any other vendor we contacted. The day of our wedding, Susan was on time and set up our centerpieces. The bridesmaids bouquet and my bouquet were absolutely gorgeous! We couldn't have asked for a better florist and would highly recommend her services! Read less
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Rejoyce119
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
The flower bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres for my daughter's wedding were gorgeous. Susan took the time to listen. make suggestions, and work with us for what we wanted. We couldn't have been happier with the results! Thank you so much for making a special day even more beautiful. The wedding was a small one but we received as much consideration and attention to detail as if it were a much bigger one.
The flower bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres for my daughter's wedding were gorgeous. Susan took the time to listen. Read more...
The flower bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres for my daughter's wedding were gorgeous. Susan took the time to listen. make suggestions, and work with us for what we wanted. We couldn't have been happier with the results! Thank you so much for making a special day even more beautiful. The wedding was a small one but we received as much consideration and attention to detail as if it were a much bigger one. Read less
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dn1009
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Susan and her team did such an amazing job at my wedding. I sincerely appreciate all her help to get my incompetent catering crew moving during the ceremony site set up. If she was not there, things would have been a lot worse. Not only was she great in that aspect, but the flowers were absolutely vibrant and gorgeous!!! It put the perfect finishing touch to my decor and color scheme!! Thank you yet again Susan:)
Susan and her team did such an amazing job at my wedding. I sincerely appreciate all her help to get my incompetent Read more...
Susan and her team did such an amazing job at my wedding. I sincerely appreciate all her help to get my incompetent catering crew moving during the ceremony site set up. If she was not there, things would have been a lot worse. Not only was she great in that aspect, but the flowers were absolutely vibrant and gorgeous!!! It put the perfect finishing touch to my decor and color scheme!! Thank you yet again Susan:) Read less
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lizzielou
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Wow!! Wow!! Susan is amazing. When I first looked at vendors I initially went another route. What a mistake. When I decided to go another way I found Susan. My flowers were beautiful!! I had a difficult color of green but Susan made it work. The flowers were so fresh and beautiful. They stayed in tact all the way to the end of the reception. Susan was always there with great ideas and really helped me in every way. Even the little accents like the acorns on the mirror really pulled my wedding theme together. Susan was immediate in all her responses and is super warm and friendly. I didn't think anyone could have done such a phenomenal job but Susan proved me wrong!!!
Wow!! Wow!! Susan is amazing. When I first looked at vendors I initially went another route. What a mistake. When I Read more...
Wow!! Wow!! Susan is amazing. When I first looked at vendors I initially went another route. What a mistake. When I decided to go another way I found Susan. My flowers were beautiful!! I had a difficult color of green but Susan made it work. The flowers were so fresh and beautiful. They stayed in tact all the way to the end of the reception. Susan was always there with great ideas and really helped me in every way. Even the little accents like the acorns on the mirror really pulled my wedding theme together. Susan was immediate in all her responses and is super warm and friendly. I didn't think anyone could have done such a phenomenal job but Susan proved me wrong!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I am so happy to have been referred to SW Floral Design. Susan was an absolute pleasure to work with -- she was extremely helpful in helping me choose colors and creative arrangements. Her prices were also very reasonable, and she was flexible when I needed to alter details/change order #s as the date got closer. The centerpieces and bouquets were absolutely gorgeous - all of my guests commented on them. SW Floral was one of the most pleasant and reliable vendors I worked with - you can't go wrong.
I am so happy to have been referred to SW Floral Design. Susan was an absolute pleasure to work with -- she was extremely Read more...
I am so happy to have been referred to SW Floral Design. Susan was an absolute pleasure to work with -- she was extremely helpful in helping me choose colors and creative arrangements. Her prices were also very reasonable, and she was flexible when I needed to alter details/change order #s as the date got closer. The centerpieces and bouquets were absolutely gorgeous - all of my guests commented on them. SW Floral was one of the most pleasant and reliable vendors I worked with - you can't go wrong. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/2/2009
5.0/5.0
I was in utter amazement with the beautiful wedding flowers SW Floral Design created! I absolutely loved the bouquets! When I met with Susan she was extremely helpful and listened to my ideas. Susan is very responsible and reliable. I had no worries with anything regarding wedding flowers. I had a vision and Susan exceeded my dreams! I also loved the wreaths she made for the church doors, and the guys had AWESOME flowers as well! I wish I could have saved all of the floral arrangements Susan created! Thank you very much Susan, you made out day very special!
-Laura Schumacher
I was in utter amazement with the beautiful wedding flowers SW Floral Design created! I absolutely loved the bouquets! Read more...
I was in utter amazement with the beautiful wedding flowers SW Floral Design created! I absolutely loved the bouquets! When I met with Susan she was extremely helpful and listened to my ideas. Susan is very responsible and reliable. I had no worries with anything regarding wedding flowers. I had a vision and Susan exceeded my dreams! I also loved the wreaths she made for the church doors, and the guys had AWESOME flowers as well! I wish I could have saved all of the floral arrangements Susan created! Thank you very much Susan, you made out day very special!
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Mrs.Stootz
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Susan was one of three florist that I originally met with. Right away she made me feel comfortable and understood exactly what I was describing. She really makes you feel special, as she does not overbook her weekends with numerous brides. She was also a great value since she works out of her home and not a florist shop.

On the day of my wedding, I was ecstatic with how my bouquet, as well as the bridesmaids bouquets turned out. After the ceremony was over, I realized that the flower girl didn't carry the basket that Susan and I discussed. I found out later, that this was because the little flower girl was too small for the basket and was dragging it instead of carrying it. Luckily, there was a small bouquet of flowers that Susan also dropped off with the flower girl supplies. This was great thinking because she wasn't distracted by the heavy basket and ran down the aisle with a smile! Everyone agreed that the simple centerpieces at the reception really made the venue pop. I was a little thrown off by the color of the flowers as I thought they would be a little more on the pink side, but the pictures look beautiful. I heard guests were scrambling to be the ones to take those home with them at the end of the night!

I would recommend Susan. She was one vendor I could trust during the planning process to make everything go smoothly.
Susan was one of three florist that I originally met with. Right away she made me feel comfortable and understood exactly Read more...
Susan was one of three florist that I originally met with. Right away she made me feel comfortable and understood exactly what I was describing. She really makes you feel special, as she does not overbook her weekends with numerous brides. She was also a great value since she works out of her home and not a florist shop.

On the day of my wedding, I was ecstatic with how my bouquet, as well as the bridesmaids bouquets turned out. After the ceremony was over, I realized that the flower girl didn't carry the basket that Susan and I discussed. I found out later, that this was because the little flower girl was too small for the basket and was dragging it instead of carrying it. Luckily, there was a small bouquet of flowers that Susan also dropped off with the flower girl supplies. This was great thinking because she wasn't distracted by the heavy basket and ran down the aisle with a smile! Everyone agreed that the simple centerpieces at the reception really made the venue pop. I was a little thrown off by the color of the flowers as I thought they would be a little more on the pink side, but the pictures look beautiful. I heard guests were scrambling to be the ones to take those home with them at the end of the night!

I would recommend Susan. She was one vendor I could trust during the planning process to make everything go smoothly. Read less
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Priscilla40
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Susan has such great taste. I love the way she listened to my days dream and was able to immediately offer suggestions. She had pictures to share. Her professionalism and customer service was excellent. I felt safe with her the moment I left her home. Knowing that I did not have anything to worry about because she loves her profession and is very good at it. I would recommend her above all! Thanks Susan!
Susan has such great taste. I love the way she listened to my days dream and was able to immediately offer suggestions. Read more...
Susan has such great taste. I love the way she listened to my days dream and was able to immediately offer suggestions. She had pictures to share. Her professionalism and customer service was excellent. I felt safe with her the moment I left her home. Knowing that I did not have anything to worry about because she loves her profession and is very good at it. I would recommend her above all! Thanks Susan! Read less
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DS2009
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Susan did an amazing job on the flowers for my wedding! They came out beautifully! Susan was extremely flexible with her time and worked very closely with me to not only figure out what kind of flowers I wanted but the exact color shades I wanted, even up to the week before my wedding. I highly recommend her.
Susan did an amazing job on the flowers for my wedding! They came out beautifully! Susan was extremely flexible with her Read more...
Susan did an amazing job on the flowers for my wedding! They came out beautifully! Susan was extremely flexible with her time and worked very closely with me to not only figure out what kind of flowers I wanted but the exact color shades I wanted, even up to the week before my wedding. I highly recommend her. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with Susan. She took the time to listen to what I wanted and made it happen. I would highly recommend her work!
We had a great experience with Susan. She took the time to listen to what I wanted and made it happen. I would highly Read more...
We had a great experience with Susan. She took the time to listen to what I wanted and made it happen. I would highly recommend her work! Read less
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burnsides
Wedding:
11/10/2007
5.0/5.0
SW Floral Design helped to bring my ideas to life. The floral arrangements were beautiful and fit the occassion perfectly. She was able to work with us if we needed some suggestions. Once everything had been determined, we could step back and enjoy the rest of the preparations, knowing that our flowers were in the perfect hands! Her creativity and love for floral design is obvious in the work that she does.
SW Floral Design helped to bring my ideas to life. The floral arrangements were beautiful and fit the occassion perfectly. Read more...
SW Floral Design helped to bring my ideas to life. The floral arrangements were beautiful and fit the occassion perfectly. She was able to work with us if we needed some suggestions. Once everything had been determined, we could step back and enjoy the rest of the preparations, knowing that our flowers were in the perfect hands! Her creativity and love for floral design is obvious in the work that she does. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
6/23/2002
5.0/5.0
Susan was absolutely awesome to work with. She worked with me to find an affordable way for me to have these AMAZING manzanita centerpieces that otherwise, and according to EVERY other florist I spoke with would be totally out of my budget. Susan thought outside the bo and made it happen. The result was magical and beautiful and didn't totally bust my budget. SW floral design rocks my socks of. Highly recommend!!
Susan was absolutely awesome to work with. She worked with me to find an affordable way for me to have these AMAZING Read more...
Susan was absolutely awesome to work with. She worked with me to find an affordable way for me to have these AMAZING manzanita centerpieces that otherwise, and according to EVERY other florist I spoke with would be totally out of my budget. Susan thought outside the bo and made it happen. The result was magical and beautiful and didn't totally bust my budget. SW floral design rocks my socks of. Highly recommend!! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you Anna! I wanted to point out to anyone reading the reviews that this wedding was actually this past June (2012, not 2002). I appreciate your nice words Anna!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.9/5.0
Susan is just the sweetest thing and so wonderful to work with. It was like involving a family member. She is so invested in making sure your event goes well. The flowers were beautiful-- she made every Pinterest inspiration come to reality the day of! My breath was taken away walking into my reception. Wonderful and plan to use her again in the future myself!
Susan is just the sweetest thing and so wonderful to work with. It was like involving a family member. She is so invested Read more...
Susan is just the sweetest thing and so wonderful to work with. It was like involving a family member. She is so invested in making sure your event goes well. The flowers were beautiful-- she made every Pinterest inspiration come to reality the day of! My breath was taken away walking into my reception. Wonderful and plan to use her again in the future myself! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
The roses looked fantastic in the bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. She did an amazing job.
The roses looked fantastic in the bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. She did an amazing job.
The roses looked fantastic in the bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. She did an amazing job. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Susan was amazing to work with. In planning our wedding, my hubby and I didn't want to go too heavy on the flowers as we had a sort of industrial vibe going on. No order was too small for Susan, which was a problem we had run into with other florists. The cost was VERY reasonable and the flowers were breathtaking. The only thing that was a bit of a bummer is that my daughter's pomander ball started to fall apart from the strings that held it. It was okay though, as she just carried it in her arm...and it actually looked really sweet that way. I would highly suggest Susan as she was very flexible and patient with us. Thank you for helping our day become a success!
Susan was amazing to work with. In planning our wedding, my hubby and I didn't want to go too heavy on the flowers as we Read more...
Susan was amazing to work with. In planning our wedding, my hubby and I didn't want to go too heavy on the flowers as we had a sort of industrial vibe going on. No order was too small for Susan, which was a problem we had run into with other florists. The cost was VERY reasonable and the flowers were breathtaking. The only thing that was a bit of a bummer is that my daughter's pomander ball started to fall apart from the strings that held it. It was okay though, as she just carried it in her arm...and it actually looked really sweet that way. I would highly suggest Susan as she was very flexible and patient with us. Thank you for helping our day become a success! Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the nice review! I apologize for the pomander problem - sometimes it is best to use silk flowers vs. fresh because the weight of the fresh flowers (and wet oasis) is often too heavy. I'm glad it looked alright having her carry it on her arm! Best wishes to you all!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/2/2012
4.9/5.0
Susan was great to work with. She provided great advice and was flexible. Also, her prices tend to be lower since she works out of her home. You get the same quality as going to a florist shop since she orders her flowers from the same place. She was reliable and responsive. She did forget to bring some rented vases to the reception location, but in the end, it wasn’t a big deal.
Susan was great to work with. She provided great advice and was flexible. Also, her prices tend to be lower since she Read more...
Susan was great to work with. She provided great advice and was flexible. Also, her prices tend to be lower since she works out of her home. You get the same quality as going to a florist shop since she orders her flowers from the same place. She was reliable and responsive. She did forget to bring some rented vases to the reception location, but in the end, it wasn’t a big deal. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Susan is super nice and easy to work with. She's understanding about budget and gave us exactly what we wanted. The bouquets were beautiful and large, and she gave us plenty of flowers to put on the cake. The centerpieces were elaborate and she did a great job setting it all up. The planning process was smooth and we totally trusted her with our vision. And she did a wonderful job executing it.
Susan is super nice and easy to work with. She's understanding about budget and gave us exactly what we wanted. The Read more...
Susan is super nice and easy to work with. She's understanding about budget and gave us exactly what we wanted. The bouquets were beautiful and large, and she gave us plenty of flowers to put on the cake. The centerpieces were elaborate and she did a great job setting it all up. The planning process was smooth and we totally trusted her with our vision. And she did a wonderful job executing it. Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you! I enjoyed working with both of you over the past year. I think your flowers were beautiful and I cannot wait to see your photos!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Was very creative and incorporated all of my thoughts and ideas. Very attentive on the day of the event and was extremely easy and pleasant to work with.
Was very creative and incorporated all of my thoughts and ideas. Very attentive on the day of the event and was extremely Read more...
Was very creative and incorporated all of my thoughts and ideas. Very attentive on the day of the event and was extremely easy and pleasant to work with. Read less
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Kaleisha
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.9/5.0
When the unexpected happened Susan was right there willing to work with us. She was very nice and her response time to emails was phenominal! Our flowers were not very complicated and I was grateful that she unerstood that was exactly what we wanted and she delivered perfectly! Everything went smoothly and we were very pleased with Susan, the quality of the flowers, the delivery and set up, and the accessories she allowed us to use and return. It was such a pleasure to work with Susan!
When the unexpected happened Susan was right there willing to work with us. She was very nice and her response time to Read more...
When the unexpected happened Susan was right there willing to work with us. She was very nice and her response time to emails was phenominal! Our flowers were not very complicated and I was grateful that she unerstood that was exactly what we wanted and she delivered perfectly! Everything went smoothly and we were very pleased with Susan, the quality of the flowers, the delivery and set up, and the accessories she allowed us to use and return. It was such a pleasure to work with Susan! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.9/5.0
This was - by far - my favorite vendor. You will not find another florist in the area that is this affordable and accomodating. My flowers were absolutely gorgeous. Susan Wegner, owner of the company, was incredibly accomodating, changing and adding on to my order up to the final weeks before the wedding. And all of the changes and additions were at a very low cost compared to what other florists would charge. In the consultation she listened to my idea and my cost restraints and was able to work both into a product that was perfect. Flowers can get very expensive but if you choose this company you will surely be happy with the product on any budget.
This was - by far - my favorite vendor. You will not find another florist in the area that is this affordable and Read more...
This was - by far - my favorite vendor. You will not find another florist in the area that is this affordable and accomodating. My flowers were absolutely gorgeous. Susan Wegner, owner of the company, was incredibly accomodating, changing and adding on to my order up to the final weeks before the wedding. And all of the changes and additions were at a very low cost compared to what other florists would charge. In the consultation she listened to my idea and my cost restraints and was able to work both into a product that was perfect. Flowers can get very expensive but if you choose this company you will surely be happy with the product on any budget. Read less
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kayla.m.landers@gmail.com
Wedding:
4/11/2010
4.9/5.0
Working with Susan was great! The bouquets came out just as I had imagined them, even without giving Susan much more than my own description. They were the prettiest bouquets I'd ever seen, and the centerpieces looked very garden-fresh, as I had hoped. She was incredibly responsive, easy to work with, and a great value for the cost. If I were to do it again, I would pick SW Floral Designs again, without question!
Working with Susan was great! The bouquets came out just as I had imagined them, even without giving Susan much more than Read more...
Working with Susan was great! The bouquets came out just as I had imagined them, even without giving Susan much more than my own description. They were the prettiest bouquets I'd ever seen, and the centerpieces looked very garden-fresh, as I had hoped. She was incredibly responsive, easy to work with, and a great value for the cost. If I were to do it again, I would pick SW Floral Designs again, without question! Read less
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condoit
Wedding:
8/2/2009
4.9/5.0
talented and easy to work with, goes the extra mile to help a bride reach her vision for her wedding day
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We had beautiful flowers for our wedding. Susan was very helpful and knowledgeable and was able to work within our budget. I would highly recommend her due to professionalism as well. Out of all the vendors, she was the easiest one to work with.
We had beautiful flowers for our wedding. Susan was very helpful and knowledgeable and was able to work within our budget. Read more...
We had beautiful flowers for our wedding. Susan was very helpful and knowledgeable and was able to work within our budget. I would highly recommend her due to professionalism as well. Out of all the vendors, she was the easiest one to work with. Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind review. Can you please contact me to let me know which bride this is? Thanks!
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Peggy
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.8/5.0
Susan was so easy to work with and made some great suggestions when we told her the colors for the wedding. She can usually get just about any type flower you are looking for. She makes the time to meet with you to be sure she has a complete understanding of what you are looking for on your wedding day. She is flexible to changes and arrived when she said she would on the day of the wedding. We needed extra time after the wedding to return the items that belonged to Susan and she was kind enough to give us two weeks to get everything back to her. That was so helpful since we were traveling and not in the area.
Susan was so easy to work with and made some great suggestions when we told her the colors for the wedding. She can Read more...
Susan was so easy to work with and made some great suggestions when we told her the colors for the wedding. She can usually get just about any type flower you are looking for. She makes the time to meet with you to be sure she has a complete understanding of what you are looking for on your wedding day. She is flexible to changes and arrived when she said she would on the day of the wedding. We needed extra time after the wedding to return the items that belonged to Susan and she was kind enough to give us two weeks to get everything back to her. That was so helpful since we were traveling and not in the area. Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.8/5.0
I absolutely loved working with Susan and highly recommend her. She is the 5th florist my husband and I met with and we were very discouraged at the time of our initial meeting. Susan was willing to work with our budget, upfront with her prices, willing to work with the style we selected for our wedding and had suggestions for other floral decorations.

My husband and I wanted to be all in black and white - he did not wear any color in his tux and we did not want any color in our flowers. I am petite and had a very slim fitting dress that needed a smaller brides bouquet to not overwhelm me or take away from the dress. I love calla lillies and Susan made a beautiful bouquet for me that complemented my dress perfectly. She kept the elegant, understated we look we wanted by using white calla lillies for the bridesmaids, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. We were thrilled with the quality of the flowers and how the design fit with our vision for the day. (Other florists had pressured us to use a variety of flowers and lots of colors).

Susan accomodated changes in locations and our order without any trouble. She informed us that the Walk for the Cure would interefere with our plans for the morning of the wedding and, despite road closures all over DC, was still able to deliver the flowers early on the day of the wedding. The church had another event scheduled prior to our wedding which they did not inform us of ahead of time. Susan was able to handle it and still set-up the church beautifully for our wedding. Susan was wonderful to work with before the wedding and on the big day.
I absolutely loved working with Susan and highly recommend her. She is the 5th florist my husband and I met with and we Read more...
I absolutely loved working with Susan and highly recommend her. She is the 5th florist my husband and I met with and we were very discouraged at the time of our initial meeting. Susan was willing to work with our budget, upfront with her prices, willing to work with the style we selected for our wedding and had suggestions for other floral decorations.

My husband and I wanted to be all in black and white - he did not wear any color in his tux and we did not want any color in our flowers. I am petite and had a very slim fitting dress that needed a smaller brides bouquet to not overwhelm me or take away from the dress. I love calla lillies and Susan made a beautiful bouquet for me that complemented my dress perfectly. She kept the elegant, understated we look we wanted by using white calla lillies for the bridesmaids, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. We were thrilled with the quality of the flowers and how the design fit with our vision for the day. (Other florists had pressured us to use a variety of flowers and lots of colors).

Susan accomodated changes in locations and our order without any trouble. She informed us that the Walk for the Cure would interefere with our plans for the morning of the wedding and, despite road closures all over DC, was still able to deliver the flowers early on the day of the wedding. The church had another event scheduled prior to our wedding which they did not inform us of ahead of time. Susan was able to handle it and still set-up the church beautifully for our wedding. Susan was wonderful to work with before the wedding and on the big day. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.6/5.0
I ended up having a different color dress on the day, so the bouquet was not matching, and the artificial leaves used for the cake weren't quite enough, or matching very well the picture I showed, yet the Lantern/Fall Leaf Center-pieces were GREAT, and Susan was very receptive to ideas and professionally handled all requests in a positive and timely manor! : )
I ended up having a different color dress on the day, so the bouquet was not matching, and the artificial leaves used for Read more...
I ended up having a different color dress on the day, so the bouquet was not matching, and the artificial leaves used for the cake weren't quite enough, or matching very well the picture I showed, yet the Lantern/Fall Leaf Center-pieces were GREAT, and Susan was very receptive to ideas and professionally handled all requests in a positive and timely manor! : ) Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Kathy,

I am so sorry the bouquet did not match your dress. I had no idea you changed your dress selection - had I known I would have altered your silk bouquet. I am happy you were pleased with the centerpieces. I enjoyed working with you and Mark and wish you both much happiness!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/17/2012
4.6/5.0
We worked with Susan for our wedding. Susan was great to work with; we told her about our theme (tropical paradise) and she helped pick out some beautiful flowers that matched the theme. She helped us get familiar with the flowers by providing us access to an online flower portal. A picture means a thousand words so it was great to have access to this initially as well as throughout the planning process.

We also very much loved the composition of the bouquets she put together for us. She put together a gorgeous cascading bouquet as requested and even provided an extra bouquet for the bouquet toss. The cascading bouquet really helped reinforced our tropical paradise theme in that it was lush and wrapped with something similar to a banana leaf. We also requested Pomander bouquets for the bridesmaids and those were just as beautiful. The only regret that I have is regarding the color matching. Most of the flowers worked out great but one of the flowers used throughout did not quite match the color we were looking for which was very important to us. Otherwise, Susan was great to work with and I would welcome the opportunity to work with her once again.
We worked with Susan for our wedding. Susan was great to work with; we told her about our theme (tropical paradise) and Read more...
We worked with Susan for our wedding. Susan was great to work with; we told her about our theme (tropical paradise) and she helped pick out some beautiful flowers that matched the theme. She helped us get familiar with the flowers by providing us access to an online flower portal. A picture means a thousand words so it was great to have access to this initially as well as throughout the planning process.

We also very much loved the composition of the bouquets she put together for us. She put together a gorgeous cascading bouquet as requested and even provided an extra bouquet for the bouquet toss. The cascading bouquet really helped reinforced our tropical paradise theme in that it was lush and wrapped with something similar to a banana leaf. We also requested Pomander bouquets for the bridesmaids and those were just as beautiful. The only regret that I have is regarding the color matching. Most of the flowers worked out great but one of the flowers used throughout did not quite match the color we were looking for which was very important to us. Otherwise, Susan was great to work with and I would welcome the opportunity to work with her once again. Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review. I hope you understand the difficulty we had matching the coral color you requested as that color is difficult to match without going too far in the orange family. It was a pleasure to work with you and David and I wish you both much happiness in the future!
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/1/2012
4.3/5.0
I enjoyed working with Susan and very much appreciated how flexible and responsive she was, in addition to how reasonable her prices were. Susan helped me to find and purchase some unique touches and she was always quick to respond to my e-mails. Such responsiveness was much appreciated as we were planning the wedding from a few states away!

However, I was disappointed in the minimal amount of advice I received, especially when I had specifically requested her professional opinion on a few occasions and rather than discussing the options, changes were simply made to the contract. This turned out to greatly affect the overall execution because the main flowers used in the bridesmaids bouquets turned out to be pale yellow instead of bright yellow and I had no idea that tulips used in bouquets are still budding. These budding tulips stood out significantly in height from the rest of the flowers in several of the bridesmaids bouquets. The bridesmaids bouquets did not look at all as I was anticipating, due in large part to what I see as a lack in providing a professional opinion when requested and/or needed, though I know that I, too, should have followed up more upon not receiving the guidance requested.

Additionally, my bouquet was not nearly as full as I thought that it would be and the edges of some of the flowers were already brown when I first received it.

Lastly, I had been very excited about the centerpiece design that we wrote into the contract, which included lemon slices put on each side of a square vase set in marbles. I was disappointed to see at the reception that this part of the design was not incorporated. The centerpieces still looked beautiful, but it was frustrating to have had a vision in mind that had been agreed upon not come to fruition.
I enjoyed working with Susan and very much appreciated how flexible and responsive she was, in addition to how reasonable Read more...
I enjoyed working with Susan and very much appreciated how flexible and responsive she was, in addition to how reasonable her prices were. Susan helped me to find and purchase some unique touches and she was always quick to respond to my e-mails. Such responsiveness was much appreciated as we were planning the wedding from a few states away!

However, I was disappointed in the minimal amount of advice I received, especially when I had specifically requested her professional opinion on a few occasions and rather than discussing the options, changes were simply made to the contract. This turned out to greatly affect the overall execution because the main flowers used in the bridesmaids bouquets turned out to be pale yellow instead of bright yellow and I had no idea that tulips used in bouquets are still budding. These budding tulips stood out significantly in height from the rest of the flowers in several of the bridesmaids bouquets. The bridesmaids bouquets did not look at all as I was anticipating, due in large part to what I see as a lack in providing a professional opinion when requested and/or needed, though I know that I, too, should have followed up more upon not receiving the guidance requested.

Additionally, my bouquet was not nearly as full as I thought that it would be and the edges of some of the flowers were already brown when I first received it.

Lastly, I had been very excited about the centerpiece design that we wrote into the contract, which included lemon slices put on each side of a square vase set in marbles. I was disappointed to see at the reception that this part of the design was not incorporated. The centerpieces still looked beautiful, but it was frustrating to have had a vision in mind that had been agreed upon not come to fruition. Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review, Lauren. As I explained to you, the tulips were nestled into the bouquet to avoid them "growing" out of the bouquets. They also were closed, because they were fresh and looking they way tulips should.

I also apologize for the confusion regarding the lemon slices in the centerpieces. I was under the mistaken impression that you no longer wanted them and for that I do apologize.

It was a pleasure working with you.
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simplymodern
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.3/5.0
I did not give a whole lot of structure regarding the flower arrangement and bouquets, but what was delivered was gorgeous! I picked the main type of flowers and the colors and I let Susan do the rest. The bouquets looked amazing and the centerpieces were more than I imagined! SW Floral Designs did a wonderful job of making my ideas a reality!
I did not give a whole lot of structure regarding the flower arrangement and bouquets, but what was delivered was Read more...
I did not give a whole lot of structure regarding the flower arrangement and bouquets, but what was delivered was gorgeous! I picked the main type of flowers and the colors and I let Susan do the rest. The bouquets looked amazing and the centerpieces were more than I imagined! SW Floral Designs did a wonderful job of making my ideas a reality! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.0/5.0
Our flowers turned out beautiful as did our centerpieces. I feel for the price you pay for flowers, tearing down the reception should be included in that. I didn't like having my family being responsible for her centerpieces being used and bringing them back with me. This was stressful the day after the wedding when all worries should be gone.
Our flowers turned out beautiful as did our centerpieces. I feel for the price you pay for flowers, tearing down the Read more...
Our flowers turned out beautiful as did our centerpieces. I feel for the price you pay for flowers, tearing down the reception should be included in that. I didn't like having my family being responsible for her centerpieces being used and bringing them back with me. This was stressful the day after the wedding when all worries should be gone. Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your response. I am glad you were pleased with the flowers. I understand your concerns about having to remove items following your wedding. We did discuss the fact several times in person and via email that the delivery fee covered delivery and standard set up only and it was clearly outlined in your contract as well. I agree that it is a hassle for family and friends to be responsible for collecting vases and other items following the reception. It is a service that I do offer but at an extra expense and you chose not to purchase that option.
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axxianporkie82
Wedding:
6/10/2012
3.7/5.0
The flowers turned out nice. I wanted all white with just a little touch of orange but ended up with some red roses.
The flowers turned out nice. I wanted all white with just a little touch of orange but ended up with some red roses.
The flowers turned out nice. I wanted all white with just a little touch of orange but ended up with some red roses. Read less
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Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

Truc, thank you for the review. As we discussed following your wedding, only orange rockstar roses were used, not one red rose was purchased or used at your wedding. Best wishes to you.
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Stacey
Wedding:
4/5/2009
2.8/5.0
We were partially satisfied with Susan's floral services. She had the best prices of the florists we consulted, and a 3 positive reviews on Wedding Wire. She was friendly and great to work with during the process.

Our main disappointment on our wedding day was with the centerpieces at the reception. The centerpieces ended up having a large, green plastic (cheap-looking) planter that held the flowers in the tall skinny vases (almost 24 inches high). When I asked her about this after the wedding, Susan said that she realized just a day or two before the wedding, that the vases would need more support and so made an "executive decision" to use these big green plastic planters to keep the flowers balanced in the vases. I was surprised and not pleased with this, because she knew my wedding planner and could have easily contacted her (or me) to explore other options.

As a result, the centerpieces were not very attractive, and were cheapened by the large green piece of plastic sticking out of all of them. Months before, I had even paid for a trial-run centerpiece, so there should not have been any surprises or last-minute changes. She had months to get it right, and if there did need to be a last-minute change, she should have consulted with me or my wedding planner.

Susan did a nice job with the ceremony decorations; the bouquets on the chuppah were very pretty. The bridesmaids bouquets were very nice; the mother-of-the-bride and mother-of the groom corsages were very nice; the boutineers were okay. My bouquet was pretty.

I know Susan worked hard on this project and was in communication with me frequently throughout the year in order to try to do what we wanted within our budget. It's too bad that the reception centerpieces turned out the way they did.
We were partially satisfied with Susan's floral services. She had the best prices of the florists we consulted, and a 3 Read more...
We were partially satisfied with Susan's floral services. She had the best prices of the florists we consulted, and a 3 positive reviews on Wedding Wire. She was friendly and great to work with during the process.

Our main disappointment on our wedding day was with the centerpieces at the reception. The centerpieces ended up having a large, green plastic (cheap-looking) planter that held the flowers in the tall skinny vases (almost 24 inches high). When I asked her about this after the wedding, Susan said that she realized just a day or two before the wedding, that the vases would need more support and so made an "executive decision" to use these big green plastic planters to keep the flowers balanced in the vases. I was surprised and not pleased with this, because she knew my wedding planner and could have easily contacted her (or me) to explore other options.

As a result, the centerpieces were not very attractive, and were cheapened by the large green piece of plastic sticking out of all of them. Months before, I had even paid for a trial-run centerpiece, so there should not have been any surprises or last-minute changes. She had months to get it right, and if there did need to be a last-minute change, she should have consulted with me or my wedding planner.

Susan did a nice job with the ceremony decorations; the bouquets on the chuppah were very pretty. The bridesmaids bouquets were very nice; the mother-of-the-bride and mother-of the groom corsages were very nice; the boutineers were okay. My bouquet was pretty.

I know Susan worked hard on this project and was in communication with me frequently throughout the year in order to try to do what we wanted within our budget. It's too bad that the reception centerpieces turned out the way they did. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Diana
Wedding:
5/17/2014
1.2/5.0
Where do I even start! I would just say stay away from this place if you want a reliable and professional vendor. From the very beginning Susan was not pleasant to work with. Apparently we should have had our entire flower design planned out when we first signed the contract. She gets very annoyed when you make changes to the design/contract, and wanted to charge us for a second meeting even after she had told me via email that additional meetings were not a problem. But all that wouldn't have mattered if she had provided what was in the contract on the day of the wedding. The centerpieces were horrendous, absolutely nothing like the sample she made us. The few flowers they had were not the ones we had ordered and they were missing flowers we had specifically asked for in the contract. To make matters worse, when my mom asked her about the missing flowers just before the reception, her response was (in a very rude and annoyed tone) "well they are just not there." And half of my bouquet flowers were already wilted. And the bridesmaids bouquets were tiny. Seems like such a waste of time spent planning the flowers. Yes her prices are really low. They say you get what you pay for, but in this case we didn't even get that! Truly the worst wedding vendor experience for us.
Where do I even start! I would just say stay away from this place if you want a reliable and professional vendor. From the Read more...
Where do I even start! I would just say stay away from this place if you want a reliable and professional vendor. From the very beginning Susan was not pleasant to work with. Apparently we should have had our entire flower design planned out when we first signed the contract. She gets very annoyed when you make changes to the design/contract, and wanted to charge us for a second meeting even after she had told me via email that additional meetings were not a problem. But all that wouldn't have mattered if she had provided what was in the contract on the day of the wedding. The centerpieces were horrendous, absolutely nothing like the sample she made us. The few flowers they had were not the ones we had ordered and they were missing flowers we had specifically asked for in the contract. To make matters worse, when my mom asked her about the missing flowers just before the reception, her response was (in a very rude and annoyed tone) "well they are just not there." And half of my bouquet flowers were already wilted. And the bridesmaids bouquets were tiny. Seems like such a waste of time spent planning the flowers. Yes her prices are really low. They say you get what you pay for, but in this case we didn't even get that! Truly the worst wedding vendor experience for us. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
Accolades Florist (aka SW Floral Design) responded with the following comments:

In response to your review, I feel obligated to provide the details in this particular situation, as this is a complete defamation of character and my business. I am sorry you feel as though I was unpleasant to work with and I wish those concerns were brought to my attention before now. Throughout our relationship, there have been several opportunities to share your concerns; 10 different contracts were created in order to provide you what you wanted. My customer service and passion for floral design are traits I pride myself on and ones I do not take lightly. I have built a good reputation for my customer service skills and good designs. I have been in the bridal industry for over 17 years and have formed many long lasting friendships with past clients.

I am truly sorry you were not satisfied with your wedding flowers, as your satisfaction is ultimately my goal. However, what was provided was, indeed, what was in your contract. There were no missing flowers. There were no incorrect flowers.

Although I understand it is your word against mine, I am not annoyed by changes. I encourage my clients to keep the lines of communication open, and value the relationships I have gained with all of my previous clients. I worked with you through 10 different contracts in order to provide what you wanted for your wedding day arrangements. My prices are competitive in order to give people the opportunity to have beautiful flowers on what should be the happiest day of their life, and once again, I do apologize that you do not believe that was the case for you. We also discussed the clause in the contract regarding fees for multiple contracts - which is in all of my contracts - but I also did promise you I would take it out. I removed it after the first contract and you were never charged for multiple contracts. I knew that you were working long distance with your family and gladly made the changes for you.

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