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Avant-Garde, William & Company Floral Design Studio

Phoenix , AZ
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2445 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008 US (map)

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602-252-1685
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ABOUT US

Avant Garde is composed of four elements.

Color is the harmony of nature. Arranging that harmony is the secret to Avant-Garde's success. Unexpected combinations of texture... Read more
Avant Garde is composed of four elements.

Color is the harmony of nature. Arranging that harmony is the secret to Avant-Garde's success. Unexpected combinations of texture and hue bring a refreshing approach to fulfilling an addiction to the boldest and most daring of nature's beauty.

Pattern to some is symmetrical. To others, pattern is asymmetrical. To Avant-Garde, pattern is opportunity. Patterns can be incorporated by thoughtfully mixing a variety of shapes, reflections and colors in any setting or environment. It is an element not of repetition, but of arrangement.

Sophistication is an aura. For every design challenge, Avant-Garde brings forth the knowledge and foresight to accentuate that glow, to go beyond the traditional and utilize a combination of class and beauty with a twist of the unusual.

Style is the essence of individualism. Bringing that style to life is Avant-Garde's distinction. By listening, learning and gaining a sense for each client's unique personality, dramatic results can be achieved to reflect the vision of the most discerning tastes.

This is our philosophy and this is who we are. Read less
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Eddie
Wedding:
11/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Jill and the team at Avant Garde did an absolute wonderful job on the flowers for our wedding. We absolutely loved the way they incorporated the requested agave into the elegant and beautiful arrangements. Everyone talked all night about how great a job they did. Can’t say thanks enough! From the boutonnières, to the corsages, to the mantle and table…it was all stunning and exactly like we requested and envisioned. I would highly recommend them to anyone. :)
Jill and the team at Avant Garde did an absolute wonderful job on the flowers for our wedding. We absolutely loved the way Read more...
Jill and the team at Avant Garde did an absolute wonderful job on the flowers for our wedding. We absolutely loved the way they incorporated the requested agave into the elegant and beautiful arrangements. Everyone talked all night about how great a job they did. Can’t say thanks enough! From the boutonnières, to the corsages, to the mantle and table…it was all stunning and exactly like we requested and envisioned. I would highly recommend them to anyone. :) Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
11/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Advant-Garde prepared all the fresh florals for our wedding on 11/12/14 and they were perfect -- they were more fragrant, colorful, and abundant than I had imagined they would be. I re-used the flowers for another event 2 days later, and they were just as fresh as Day 1!

When I contacted Advant-Garde, I had a very little limited budget and knew very little about event florals. Jill Murphy, the Advant-Garde event designer, provided exceptional advice, creative solutions, and stayed within my budget to boot. In addition to florals, she also helped me select stylish table linens, table candles, room lighting, and altar decor.

Since I had never planned a wedding like this, Jill guided me and helped me feel confident in my decisions. In the end, I was totally amazed at how it all came together to create the look I was after: a sophisticated, elegant, yet simple and classic. ALL my guests loved the entire evening and remarked on the elegant decor!

I highly, highly, highly recommend calling Advant Garde for your floral needs and ask for Jill Murphy. Go to her design studio in Phoenix and after spending a little time with her, I doubt you will want or need to go anywhere else...
Advant-Garde prepared all the fresh florals for our wedding on 11/12/14 and they were perfect -- they were more fragrant, Read more...
Advant-Garde prepared all the fresh florals for our wedding on 11/12/14 and they were perfect -- they were more fragrant, colorful, and abundant than I had imagined they would be. I re-used the flowers for another event 2 days later, and they were just as fresh as Day 1!

When I contacted Advant-Garde, I had a very little limited budget and knew very little about event florals. Jill Murphy, the Advant-Garde event designer, provided exceptional advice, creative solutions, and stayed within my budget to boot. In addition to florals, she also helped me select stylish table linens, table candles, room lighting, and altar decor.

Since I had never planned a wedding like this, Jill guided me and helped me feel confident in my decisions. In the end, I was totally amazed at how it all came together to create the look I was after: a sophisticated, elegant, yet simple and classic. ALL my guests loved the entire evening and remarked on the elegant decor!

I highly, highly, highly recommend calling Advant Garde for your floral needs and ask for Jill Murphy. Go to her design studio in Phoenix and after spending a little time with her, I doubt you will want or need to go anywhere else... Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.8/5.0
I waited a year to write this because I just wanted to forget. It makes me nauseous to write.

William & co were recommended by my planner. I met them in person, talked over photos, emailed, and agreed on what I wanted for my wedding. I thought we had a good relationship. They said they could do what I was asking- deep, dark hues with a variety of flowers- no problem. Fast forward to my wedding, and William shows up with COMPLETELY different colors/ flowers/ tones than we discussed and contracted. I'm talking baby shower flowers of yellow, white, light pink- could not be further from the scheme we agreed on and did a run through with. Thankfully I had photos with me at the wedding from the mock up to show them how off they were. I got a lot of attitude from William and spent the hours leading up to my wedding arguing with him. I was getting my makeup done as he showed me attempts saying "this is the best I can do". I lost the entire experience. I also lost all the pictures with bridal party who were hurriedly making bouquets with flowers from the rehearsal dinner. Total disaster. William eventually owned up to his mistake (the notes, contract, and mockup were pretty indicting) and gave my parents a small % of the bill back. We still paid over ten grand for a horrible experience.

Bridal party talked about it for months. The most upsetting was my bouquet, which was supposed to be a copy of my mothers cascade, as agreed and emailed, and was not.

Please for the sake of your wedding use ANY other florist.
I waited a year to write this because I just wanted to forget. It makes me nauseous to write.

William & co were Read more...
I waited a year to write this because I just wanted to forget. It makes me nauseous to write.

William & co were recommended by my planner. I met them in person, talked over photos, emailed, and agreed on what I wanted for my wedding. I thought we had a good relationship. They said they could do what I was asking- deep, dark hues with a variety of flowers- no problem. Fast forward to my wedding, and William shows up with COMPLETELY different colors/ flowers/ tones than we discussed and contracted. I'm talking baby shower flowers of yellow, white, light pink- could not be further from the scheme we agreed on and did a run through with. Thankfully I had photos with me at the wedding from the mock up to show them how off they were. I got a lot of attitude from William and spent the hours leading up to my wedding arguing with him. I was getting my makeup done as he showed me attempts saying "this is the best I can do". I lost the entire experience. I also lost all the pictures with bridal party who were hurriedly making bouquets with flowers from the rehearsal dinner. Total disaster. William eventually owned up to his mistake (the notes, contract, and mockup were pretty indicting) and gave my parents a small % of the bill back. We still paid over ten grand for a horrible experience.

Bridal party talked about it for months. The most upsetting was my bouquet, which was supposed to be a copy of my mothers cascade, as agreed and emailed, and was not.

Please for the sake of your wedding use ANY other florist. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Avant-Garde did a wonderful job for our wedding, we couldn't have been happier. The flowers were even more beautiful than I imagined. Jill is an absolute treasure and her attention to detail is truly amazing. At the consultation we talked a little about how roses don't smell like roses anymore and to my wonder and surprise my bouquet was full of the most fragrant and beautiful blush blooms. It's been almost a week and they are still in my vase and I can still smell them every time I pass by. The centerpieces were a masterpiece of good taste, as was the entire decor. Wonderful! Thank you!
Avant-Garde did a wonderful job for our wedding, we couldn't have been happier. The flowers were even more beautiful than Read more...
Avant-Garde did a wonderful job for our wedding, we couldn't have been happier. The flowers were even more beautiful than I imagined. Jill is an absolute treasure and her attention to detail is truly amazing. At the consultation we talked a little about how roses don't smell like roses anymore and to my wonder and surprise my bouquet was full of the most fragrant and beautiful blush blooms. It's been almost a week and they are still in my vase and I can still smell them every time I pass by. The centerpieces were a masterpiece of good taste, as was the entire decor. Wonderful! Thank you! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/12/2013
1.5/5.0
Amazing job on center pieces (2 Stars). HORRIBLE job on bouquets, boutineers and corsages. Jill did the flowers for my wedding. She was so expensive. The center pieces were absolutely beautiful. Everything elmade me want to cry. She decided to completely change the look of my bridal bouquet on the day of the wedding. She showed up with it looking nothing like the picture I sent her. It was supposed to have various shades of pastel colors instead it was all white. If I wanted my bouquet to be all white I would have givenher a picture of a plain white bouquet. I thought it was horrible of her to not ask my opinion on this but instead just show up with a completely different bouquet from that of the picture I gave her. She went against the contract that I signed stating that my bouquet would have shades of pink in it. It was my bridal bouquet but yet she didn't even ask me about the drastic change. She also put in flowers that she said would turn brown. Why she would put flowers in that would brown is beyond me. She also changed the bridesmaids' bouquets to having tan in them instead of the all pink that we agreed upon. I gave her simple photos to follow but she did not follow them in the least. When I threw the bouquet later in the day I didn't even want it back. Not to mention that all of the bouquets that she brought smelled of smoke. I don't smoke and I definitely didn't want to smell like smoke on my wedding day.

The boutineers and corsages were no good either. I asked for simple boutineers with just two specific flowers that are very common and available. Instead I got the ugliest looking flower that made the boutineers literally look like they belonged on a clown. The corsages looked like they belonged out of the 80s. They had this massive ugly scrunchy looking band. I don't understand why they don't pay for nicer looked bands instead of these giant eyesores.

Overall such a disappointment.
Amazing job on center pieces (2 Stars). HORRIBLE job on bouquets, boutineers and corsages. Jill did the flowers for my Read more...
Amazing job on center pieces (2 Stars). HORRIBLE job on bouquets, boutineers and corsages. Jill did the flowers for my wedding. She was so expensive. The center pieces were absolutely beautiful. Everything elmade me want to cry. She decided to completely change the look of my bridal bouquet on the day of the wedding. She showed up with it looking nothing like the picture I sent her. It was supposed to have various shades of pastel colors instead it was all white. If I wanted my bouquet to be all white I would have givenher a picture of a plain white bouquet. I thought it was horrible of her to not ask my opinion on this but instead just show up with a completely different bouquet from that of the picture I gave her. She went against the contract that I signed stating that my bouquet would have shades of pink in it. It was my bridal bouquet but yet she didn't even ask me about the drastic change. She also put in flowers that she said would turn brown. Why she would put flowers in that would brown is beyond me. She also changed the bridesmaids' bouquets to having tan in them instead of the all pink that we agreed upon. I gave her simple photos to follow but she did not follow them in the least. When I threw the bouquet later in the day I didn't even want it back. Not to mention that all of the bouquets that she brought smelled of smoke. I don't smoke and I definitely didn't want to smell like smoke on my wedding day.

The boutineers and corsages were no good either. I asked for simple boutineers with just two specific flowers that are very common and available. Instead I got the ugliest looking flower that made the boutineers literally look like they belonged on a clown. The corsages looked like they belonged out of the 80s. They had this massive ugly scrunchy looking band. I don't understand why they don't pay for nicer looked bands instead of these giant eyesores.

Overall such a disappointment. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
3/23/2013
4.6/5.0
William did the most amazing job making our wedding look gorgeous. Every flower was perfect, every arrangement like a little work of art. He made the most gorgeous arrangements with succulents and cacti for the ceremony and reception, and even designed and built the COOLEST tumbleweed chandelier. It was ridiculously cool.
William did the most amazing job making our wedding look gorgeous. Every flower was perfect, every arrangement like a Read more...
William did the most amazing job making our wedding look gorgeous. Every flower was perfect, every arrangement like a little work of art. He made the most gorgeous arrangements with succulents and cacti for the ceremony and reception, and even designed and built the COOLEST tumbleweed chandelier. It was ridiculously cool. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Avant-Garde made my wedding even more beautiful than I could have imagined due to their attention to detail. The flower petals during the ceremony, the gorgeous centerpieces they brought to life from a few picture ideas, the breathtaking bouquets... absolutely beautiful.

From the moment I met Jill Murphey I knew I had to work with her. She was truly interested in my vision, wanting to know as many details in order to pick the perfect arrangement. She worked within my budget while still providing incredible service. And I am so thankful she secretly worked with my mom and sister in order to surprise me with special mementos on my bouquet!

The beauty of that day will stay with me forever.
Avant-Garde made my wedding even more beautiful than I could have imagined due to their attention to detail. The flower Read more...
Avant-Garde made my wedding even more beautiful than I could have imagined due to their attention to detail. The flower petals during the ceremony, the gorgeous centerpieces they brought to life from a few picture ideas, the breathtaking bouquets... absolutely beautiful.

From the moment I met Jill Murphey I knew I had to work with her. She was truly interested in my vision, wanting to know as many details in order to pick the perfect arrangement. She worked within my budget while still providing incredible service. And I am so thankful she secretly worked with my mom and sister in order to surprise me with special mementos on my bouquet!

The beauty of that day will stay with me forever. Read less
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Avant-Garde, William & Company Floral Design Studio responded with the following comments:

Rachel, it was truly my EXTREME pleasure to have a part of making your vision into the sunny and happy reality you sought! Thank you for your very kind words. Wishing you and Arthur a lifetime of love and happiness!
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Nagappa
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.9/5.0
Avnat-garde did a great job with their design, quality of flower arrangements and lighting. It was a speatacular in the ball room and also the design and construction of the Mandapam outside for the wedding was unique. The feedback from my guests was superlative. They were pricey but for the nicer arrangement and for an arrangement done with taste and elegance cost money and imagination and an eye for creativity. Avant-garde has it all.
Avnat-garde did a great job with their design, quality of flower arrangements and lighting. It was a speatacular in the Read more...
Avnat-garde did a great job with their design, quality of flower arrangements and lighting. It was a speatacular in the ball room and also the design and construction of the Mandapam outside for the wedding was unique. The feedback from my guests was superlative. They were pricey but for the nicer arrangement and for an arrangement done with taste and elegance cost money and imagination and an eye for creativity. Avant-garde has it all. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
2/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Avant-Garde is by far the best florist to work with! Jill is such a sweetheart and extremely talented! She really knows how to organize your thoughts and ideas and make them a reality! And when you see their work, you realize reality is way better then anything you could ever dream! When I saw the ceremony and reception décor I was speechless! And when I saw my locket with my Grandmother’s pictures attached to my bouquet, it brought tears to my eyes!

Jill was more then willing to bend over backwards and when I was concerned that the pale pink flowers I wanted for the wedding would be to close to white, she offered suggestions to make sure I got the look I wanted. She was also more then willing to accommodate anything and everything she could. When I decided to add a couple of additional items the week before the wedding she made it happen! The quality of work and professionalism is surpassed. Their flexibility, responsiveness, and value is unbeatable. I am truly grateful for all of Jill's help and I could not have achieved my perfect wedding without her.
Avant-Garde is by far the best florist to work with! Jill is such a sweetheart and extremely talented! She really knows Read more...
Avant-Garde is by far the best florist to work with! Jill is such a sweetheart and extremely talented! She really knows how to organize your thoughts and ideas and make them a reality! And when you see their work, you realize reality is way better then anything you could ever dream! When I saw the ceremony and reception décor I was speechless! And when I saw my locket with my Grandmother’s pictures attached to my bouquet, it brought tears to my eyes!

Jill was more then willing to bend over backwards and when I was concerned that the pale pink flowers I wanted for the wedding would be to close to white, she offered suggestions to make sure I got the look I wanted. She was also more then willing to accommodate anything and everything she could. When I decided to add a couple of additional items the week before the wedding she made it happen! The quality of work and professionalism is surpassed. Their flexibility, responsiveness, and value is unbeatable. I am truly grateful for all of Jill's help and I could not have achieved my perfect wedding without her. Read less
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mtts22
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Jill is absolutely the best at what she does! I didn't really have an idea of what I wanted, but in every meeting with Jill she was able to talk with me and make suggestions for what she thought I would like. I was so please with the final product, and couldn't believe how everything turned out. She had so many creative ideas and it was so much fun working with her. She made what could have been a stressful process fun!
Jill is absolutely the best at what she does! I didn't really have an idea of what I wanted, but in every meeting with Read more...
Jill is absolutely the best at what she does! I didn't really have an idea of what I wanted, but in every meeting with Jill she was able to talk with me and make suggestions for what she thought I would like. I was so please with the final product, and couldn't believe how everything turned out. She had so many creative ideas and it was so much fun working with her. She made what could have been a stressful process fun! Read less
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