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Balmes Flower Shop

North Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

1720 Green Bay Rd
North Chicago, IL US 60064 (map)
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Flowers

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

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Samantha
Wedding:
12/21/2012
5.0/5.0
We used the Balmes in Gurnee, IL, which has been our family florist for as long as I can remember. They always did my flowers for dances in high school, and my mom always uses them when sending flowers for any occasion. We didn't shop around at all but honestly didn't need to. Our meeting took less than half an hour - I described what I wanted and they assured me it could be done. I really wanted to carry a wreath, but not a Christmasy wreath (our wedding was close to Christmas, but we didn't have a Christmas theme at all.) I asked for boxwood with ivory flowers and a bow and man, did they deliver. When I got to the church and saw it for the first time, I was absolutely thrilled. It was even better than I had imagined. I received about a million compliments on it that night. My flower girl carried a smaller version of my wreath that was just adorable. They also did boutonnieres, corsages for the mothers and grandmothers, and a very lovely centerpiece that we used on the head table at the reception. When I returned from my honeymoon a week later, the centerpiece still looked fresh on my parents' dining room table. The owner, Jeanne, really knows her stuff and will make excellent recommendations if, like me, you don't know much about flowers.
We used the Balmes in Gurnee, IL, which has been our family florist for as long as I can remember. They always did my Read more...
We used the Balmes in Gurnee, IL, which has been our family florist for as long as I can remember. They always did my flowers for dances in high school, and my mom always uses them when sending flowers for any occasion. We didn't shop around at all but honestly didn't need to. Our meeting took less than half an hour - I described what I wanted and they assured me it could be done. I really wanted to carry a wreath, but not a Christmasy wreath (our wedding was close to Christmas, but we didn't have a Christmas theme at all.) I asked for boxwood with ivory flowers and a bow and man, did they deliver. When I got to the church and saw it for the first time, I was absolutely thrilled. It was even better than I had imagined. I received about a million compliments on it that night. My flower girl carried a smaller version of my wreath that was just adorable. They also did boutonnieres, corsages for the mothers and grandmothers, and a very lovely centerpiece that we used on the head table at the reception. When I returned from my honeymoon a week later, the centerpiece still looked fresh on my parents' dining room table. The owner, Jeanne, really knows her stuff and will make excellent recommendations if, like me, you don't know much about flowers. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Balmes Flower Shop has beautiful flowers, but they are so lucky to have Sara representing them. Sara made herself available to us no matter what time of day or night we needed her. Unfortunately Balmes Flower Shop experienced a tragedy of their own when their business had a fire weeks before our wedding. But they never skipped a beat and continued to service their weddings days after. Sara continued working hard for us and met us wherever was convenient for us to finalize all of our plans and provided a gorgeous day for us. I love roses and had them in all the bouquets and on the cake and had rose petals all over the reception. I had so many compliments and my bouquet and my girls bouquets. I can't tell you how I came in with ideas in my head and she somehow pulled them out of my head and made them come to life. If you want the very best for your day, call Balmes Flower Shop and ask for Sara.
Balmes Flower Shop has beautiful flowers, but they are so lucky to have Sara representing them. Sara made herself Read more...
Balmes Flower Shop has beautiful flowers, but they are so lucky to have Sara representing them. Sara made herself available to us no matter what time of day or night we needed her. Unfortunately Balmes Flower Shop experienced a tragedy of their own when their business had a fire weeks before our wedding. But they never skipped a beat and continued to service their weddings days after. Sara continued working hard for us and met us wherever was convenient for us to finalize all of our plans and provided a gorgeous day for us. I love roses and had them in all the bouquets and on the cake and had rose petals all over the reception. I had so many compliments and my bouquet and my girls bouquets. I can't tell you how I came in with ideas in my head and she somehow pulled them out of my head and made them come to life. If you want the very best for your day, call Balmes Flower Shop and ask for Sara. Read less
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kathylynn13
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Sara is amazing! She was the only florist I met that was more than happy to help me create what I had in mind, not try to force other ideas on me. She made my ideas even better and it looked absolutely gorgeous. Her roses are impeccable.
Sara is amazing! She was the only florist I met that was more than happy to help me create what I had in mind, not try to Read more...
Sara is amazing! She was the only florist I met that was more than happy to help me create what I had in mind, not try to force other ideas on me. She made my ideas even better and it looked absolutely gorgeous. Her roses are impeccable. Read less
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albanesepartyof2
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Sara was instrumental in creating my crazy litte bridal dreams. I was a huge mess at the first meeting trying to explain exactly what I was envisioning with feathers and vintage and a little bit of holiday. Sara spent days and weeks creating the look we were going for on our wedding day. I'll have to admit, that the flowers/pieces at my wedding were definitely memorable and left quite the impression on guests. The exotic flower choices that pulled in my specific request for deep scarlet along with matching feathers really made for perfect decor. She was easy to get in touch with to discuss ideas or changes via email/cell phone. I was completely blown away when I saw my bridal bouqet with black bacarra roses, scarlet calla lilies and white ostrich feathers. It was so glamorous and perfect! She even surprised us on the wedding day with LED lights withing the centerpieces. I'm forever grateful to her for creating the exact look we were going for. Simply beautiful.
Sara was instrumental in creating my crazy litte bridal dreams. I was a huge mess at the first meeting trying to explain Read more...
Sara was instrumental in creating my crazy litte bridal dreams. I was a huge mess at the first meeting trying to explain exactly what I was envisioning with feathers and vintage and a little bit of holiday. Sara spent days and weeks creating the look we were going for on our wedding day. I'll have to admit, that the flowers/pieces at my wedding were definitely memorable and left quite the impression on guests. The exotic flower choices that pulled in my specific request for deep scarlet along with matching feathers really made for perfect decor. She was easy to get in touch with to discuss ideas or changes via email/cell phone. I was completely blown away when I saw my bridal bouqet with black bacarra roses, scarlet calla lilies and white ostrich feathers. It was so glamorous and perfect! She even surprised us on the wedding day with LED lights withing the centerpieces. I'm forever grateful to her for creating the exact look we were going for. Simply beautiful. Read less
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