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Allow Me Events

New York , NY
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New York, NY US 10021 (map)

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917-488-3999

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ABOUT US

Kerri Silvestri has been designing innovative yet classically romantic weddings for over a decade. A true understanding of her clients' wishes is reflected first in a detailed concept... Read more
Kerri Silvestri has been designing innovative yet classically romantic weddings for over a decade. A true understanding of her clients' wishes is reflected first in a detailed concept proposal and ultimately in the organic, free-flowing bouquets and arrangments she creates. Allow Me specializes in transforming unique, open spaces by incorporating lighting, props and specialty linens. Prices upon request. Read less
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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, Free
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

REVIEWS

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Becky
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I entrusted Kerri to help illustrate the vision we had for our wedding. We had so many ideas for how we wanted US to be portrayed and Kerri helped us focus with her fantastic ideas and tailored creativity. Right from our first phone conversation, we felt like we had known her forever. She was very personable and, most of all, enthusiastic which made us even more excited for our big day. When the day came, we were not disappointed. In fact, she exceeded our expectations and really made our day special and personal and US.
My wife and I entrusted Kerri to help illustrate the vision we had for our wedding. We had so many ideas for how we wanted Read more...
My wife and I entrusted Kerri to help illustrate the vision we had for our wedding. We had so many ideas for how we wanted US to be portrayed and Kerri helped us focus with her fantastic ideas and tailored creativity. Right from our first phone conversation, we felt like we had known her forever. She was very personable and, most of all, enthusiastic which made us even more excited for our big day. When the day came, we were not disappointed. In fact, she exceeded our expectations and really made our day special and personal and US. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.2/5.0
Kerri did a beautiful job for our wedding. She captured our vision, colors and textures in the arrangements. My now husband even has a new fondness for Ranunculus. People are still talking about the Chuppah and bouquets as they were truly eye catching. She took full advantage of the flowers that were in season for an early spring wedding. The day of she was prompt, available, and very responsive taking care of last minute adjustments such as the mom's corsages without our even having to ask. We really enjoyed her energy and enthusiasm throughout, as it shows she really cared about making our day special!
Kerri did a beautiful job for our wedding. She captured our vision, colors and textures in the arrangements. My now Read more...
Kerri did a beautiful job for our wedding. She captured our vision, colors and textures in the arrangements. My now husband even has a new fondness for Ranunculus. People are still talking about the Chuppah and bouquets as they were truly eye catching. She took full advantage of the flowers that were in season for an early spring wedding. The day of she was prompt, available, and very responsive taking care of last minute adjustments such as the mom's corsages without our even having to ask. We really enjoyed her energy and enthusiasm throughout, as it shows she really cared about making our day special! Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
2/18/2012
2.2/5.0
Overall the flowers and candles were pretty, we kept things simple, romantic and sexy. My wife's an art director and did all the prep work and basically held Kerri's hand. In the end Kerri was able to execute pretty well.

The scary part is that Kerri hired her own photographer who was present not only before the wedding, but during the ceremony, and cocktail hour. WE DID NOT INVITE THIS PERSON, KNOW HER, OR GIVE ANYONE WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION TO BE THERE OR TAKE THESE PHOTOS. Kerri told us about the photos only AFTER THEY WERE POSTED ON THE WEB! NO one asked us to proof anything! In the end we felt this was very unprofessional and we felt violated on one of the most important moments of our life...
Overall the flowers and candles were pretty, we kept things simple, romantic and sexy. My wife's an art director and did Read more...
Overall the flowers and candles were pretty, we kept things simple, romantic and sexy. My wife's an art director and did all the prep work and basically held Kerri's hand. In the end Kerri was able to execute pretty well.

The scary part is that Kerri hired her own photographer who was present not only before the wedding, but during the ceremony, and cocktail hour. WE DID NOT INVITE THIS PERSON, KNOW HER, OR GIVE ANYONE WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION TO BE THERE OR TAKE THESE PHOTOS. Kerri told us about the photos only AFTER THEY WERE POSTED ON THE WEB! NO one asked us to proof anything! In the end we felt this was very unprofessional and we felt violated on one of the most important moments of our life... Read less
Services Used: Flowers
Allow Me Events responded with the following comments:

I am sorry that there is such an inaccurate and misguiding review of my services posted here. I would appreciate it if you, the reader, would fully review my response, which is below. I would hate for this incident to stand in the way of an opportunity to serve you.

Jonathan, I am sorry you are upset. However, much of the review you have posted above is a fundamental misrepresentation of the truth – and some of it is just patently false. It is true that there was no “written authorization” for the photographer, but it is absolutely NOT true that you were unaware I was bringing a photographer in to document the décor I designed.

I spoke with you on the phone about the photographer in advance of your wedding and you raised no objection whatsoever at that time. As such, your reaction to these photos caught me entirely off guard, especially in light of what was an otherwise beautiful, elegant, and successful event.

When we spoke again after your wedding, I mentioned how eager I was to see the photos from my photographer and you expressed excitement to see them as well. You even mentioned how you would share your personal photographer’s images with me. So again, it is empirically false when you say that I told you about the photos “only after they were posted on the web.”

I had no knowledge or expectation that the photographer would post the blog without sharing a proof first. I, too, wish she would have sent a proof, but I had no control over her posting the blog and it was a surprise to me as well when I saw the photos. Still, I obviously didn’t think any of it was too far out of bounds or I would not have forwarded you the link so quickly. The pictures were almost exclusively of the décor and, when you did appear, it was as a very small part of the frame in a photo that was taken at a wide angle from almost 100 feet away. I thought the photos were beautiful and the décor looked spectacular, so I was eager to share them with you and thought you would be excited too. Regardless, as soon as I heard your message, I asked that the blog be taken down, which it was by the very next morning. I am sorry you felt that your privacy was violated, but – for all the reasons I’ve outlined above – I was shocked by the vitriol and aggression in the tone of your response to the incident. It struck me as a mean and unnecessary overreaction (and I am from a large Italian family!).

Lastly, I’d like to add a brief comment about having my “hand held” by your wife. Indeed, she had a lovely and beautiful vision at the outset of this process, but it was together that we crafted the precise written concept for visual décor. I enthusiastically promote myself to be a designer who works collaboratively with my clients and I’m proud of the concept that we created together for your wedding. But it was I – with the help of my excellent team – who brought the concept to life. The room that night was simply stunning, Jonathan.

I will proudly and unapologetically stand behind every bit of the work my team and I did that night.

Respectfully,


Kerri Silvestri
www.allowmeevents.com
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Ellen
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
My dear Kerri, I am not quite sure if words could ever express how much we love what you did for Hilary & Josh's wedding. I never worried, and as you know, left everything up to you and Hilary, who now thinks of you as her dear friend. First, the chuppah you created was just gorgeous.......the ballroom was so amazing. You turned a very plain room into the most elegant setting for a wedding reception....the colors of the flowers, the candles, cake decoration, were just so perfect and so our style. You even had to help us as we were falling apart a little before the ceremony. Alan, Hilary,Josh & I cannot thank you enough for all that you did for the wedding day!!!!!! We will be telling everyone about you and your beautiful work.......Love you, Ellen
My dear Kerri, I am not quite sure if words could ever express how much we love what you did for Hilary & Josh's wedding. Read more...
My dear Kerri, I am not quite sure if words could ever express how much we love what you did for Hilary & Josh's wedding. I never worried, and as you know, left everything up to you and Hilary, who now thinks of you as her dear friend. First, the chuppah you created was just gorgeous.......the ballroom was so amazing. You turned a very plain room into the most elegant setting for a wedding reception....the colors of the flowers, the candles, cake decoration, were just so perfect and so our style. You even had to help us as we were falling apart a little before the ceremony. Alan, Hilary,Josh & I cannot thank you enough for all that you did for the wedding day!!!!!! We will be telling everyone about you and your beautiful work.......Love you, Ellen Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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LindsayLahey
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.9/5.0
Kerri and her staff are amazing! All of our flowers were exactly what I had envisioned, Kerri really takes the time to understand your vision and what you want but offers great expertise to your ideas. She was awesome and so much fun to work with, you really feel the excitement she has with each wedding she does. Our wishing tree, centerpieces, cake, everything was impeccable! My bouquet could not have been more gorgeous and I will never forget my reaction when I first saw the space completely candlelit and all of the amazing orchids, it was just breathtaking! Kerri is awesome and I am so glad we found her!
Kerri and her staff are amazing! All of our flowers were exactly what I had envisioned, Kerri really takes the time to Read more...
Kerri and her staff are amazing! All of our flowers were exactly what I had envisioned, Kerri really takes the time to understand your vision and what you want but offers great expertise to your ideas. She was awesome and so much fun to work with, you really feel the excitement she has with each wedding she does. Our wishing tree, centerpieces, cake, everything was impeccable! My bouquet could not have been more gorgeous and I will never forget my reaction when I first saw the space completely candlelit and all of the amazing orchids, it was just breathtaking! Kerri is awesome and I am so glad we found her! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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melissa
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.9/5.0
For my wedding this past May, I selected Allow Me Events as my florist, but Kerri and her staff did more than just the flowers, they set the whole look and tone for my wedding. I was blown away how she just "got me" and the look i was going for. She really cared about taking my details to create a vision i was excited about, and actually made that vision a reality. Many of my guests took pics of just the centerpieces to show their friends. From flowers, to linens to lighting, Kerri and her staff made the end results was better than anything I could have every imagined!
For my wedding this past May, I selected Allow Me Events as my florist, but Kerri and her staff did more than just the Read more...
For my wedding this past May, I selected Allow Me Events as my florist, but Kerri and her staff did more than just the flowers, they set the whole look and tone for my wedding. I was blown away how she just "got me" and the look i was going for. She really cared about taking my details to create a vision i was excited about, and actually made that vision a reality. Many of my guests took pics of just the centerpieces to show their friends. From flowers, to linens to lighting, Kerri and her staff made the end results was better than anything I could have every imagined! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Beth
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Kerri is amazing. I really didn't have any context for florists nor for flowers for my wedding. I met with one and felt embarrassed when I left because I didn't know what I wanted or have a vision. I went home and started tearing out pictures from magazines. I met Kerri and I took my pile of magazine cut outs. She helped me make sense of it all and helped me create a vision. That vision came alive a few weeks ago. Beautiful. Elegant. Everything was as I hoped it would be! Kerri is a joy to work with. Easy-going and so helpful. She sent me emails the week of the wedding to check in with me and even sent me an email the night before the wedding to tell me how excited she was to be helping with my day. Kerri delivered all the flowers and had everything labeled beautifully (you know the effort in all the details is important) so that everyone received the right corsage, boutinnaire or bouquet. I love that she made the mothers' corsages with ribbon for the wrist rather than just an elastic band. Then at the reception site the staff shared with my husband and me that Kerri was so fun to work with. I love that the other vendors were telling us how awesome she was for them to work with that day! I feel like I have a friend after all is said and done. Thank you for a beautifully conceived and dressed reception. The flowers and candles helped set the mood for our day. I will always remember how it looked and more importantly the joy I felt because it came alive.
Kerri is amazing. I really didn't have any context for florists nor for flowers for my wedding. I met with one and felt Read more...
Kerri is amazing. I really didn't have any context for florists nor for flowers for my wedding. I met with one and felt embarrassed when I left because I didn't know what I wanted or have a vision. I went home and started tearing out pictures from magazines. I met Kerri and I took my pile of magazine cut outs. She helped me make sense of it all and helped me create a vision. That vision came alive a few weeks ago. Beautiful. Elegant. Everything was as I hoped it would be! Kerri is a joy to work with. Easy-going and so helpful. She sent me emails the week of the wedding to check in with me and even sent me an email the night before the wedding to tell me how excited she was to be helping with my day. Kerri delivered all the flowers and had everything labeled beautifully (you know the effort in all the details is important) so that everyone received the right corsage, boutinnaire or bouquet. I love that she made the mothers' corsages with ribbon for the wrist rather than just an elastic band. Then at the reception site the staff shared with my husband and me that Kerri was so fun to work with. I love that the other vendors were telling us how awesome she was for them to work with that day! I feel like I have a friend after all is said and done. Thank you for a beautifully conceived and dressed reception. The flowers and candles helped set the mood for our day. I will always remember how it looked and more importantly the joy I felt because it came alive. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Richard Cohen
Wedding:
10/4/2009
5.0/5.0
We met with 8 florists before finding our perfect match. Kerri was so helpful and flexible. We didn't have the largest budget and Kerri was able to not only work within our budget but was also able to somehow get flowers that we didn't think we could afford. We don't know what we would have done without her help!
We met with 8 florists before finding our perfect match. Kerri was so helpful and flexible. We didn't have the largest Read more...
We met with 8 florists before finding our perfect match. Kerri was so helpful and flexible. We didn't have the largest budget and Kerri was able to not only work within our budget but was also able to somehow get flowers that we didn't think we could afford. We don't know what we would have done without her help! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Soph
Wedding:
10/11/2008
4.7/5.0
I don't know if there is enough room to tell you all how wonderful Kerri and her staff are. I felt like she was part of my family by the time our wedding was here. She's busy, yet had the time and ability to still make me feel like i was her only priority. She was even able to do this one week prior to her own wedding. Her work is art and it's detailed and stunning. She just exudes pride and passion and I feel lucky to have found her. Her staff are just like her, too - they are like sisters. It's worth every single penny and more.
I don't know if there is enough room to tell you all how wonderful Kerri and her staff are. I felt like she was part of my Read more...
I don't know if there is enough room to tell you all how wonderful Kerri and her staff are. I felt like she was part of my family by the time our wedding was here. She's busy, yet had the time and ability to still make me feel like i was her only priority. She was even able to do this one week prior to her own wedding. Her work is art and it's detailed and stunning. She just exudes pride and passion and I feel lucky to have found her. Her staff are just like her, too - they are like sisters. It's worth every single penny and more. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Bridgette
Wedding:
10/7/2007
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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T
Wedding:
6/11/2006
2.0/5.0
Allow Me did our flowers and we were very disappointed that Kerri was difficult to be in touch with throughout the planning process and on the day of the wedding, did not provide many of the arrangements stipulated in our contract. Our theme was hydrangeas and there were no hydrangeas in the bouquets or decor as agreed upon previously. Finally, our cake was intended to be decorated only with fresh flowers, but somehow this was neglected and we ended up having a plain white cake because she "forgot" about it. We were not pleased.
Allow Me did our flowers and we were very disappointed that Kerri was difficult to be in touch with throughout the Read more...
Allow Me did our flowers and we were very disappointed that Kerri was difficult to be in touch with throughout the planning process and on the day of the wedding, did not provide many of the arrangements stipulated in our contract. Our theme was hydrangeas and there were no hydrangeas in the bouquets or decor as agreed upon previously. Finally, our cake was intended to be decorated only with fresh flowers, but somehow this was neglected and we ended up having a plain white cake because she "forgot" about it. We were not pleased. Read less
Services Used: Flowers

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