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Distinctive Floral Designs

Great Falls , VA
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LOCATION

10805 sycamore Springs Lane
Great Falls, VA US 22066 (map)

PHONE

703-430-7268

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ABOUT US

Distinctive Floral Designs offers beautiful wedding decor, exemplary design and caring, attentive client service. Noted as a "Best Vendor" in Washingtonian's coveted annual wedding guide... Read more
Distinctive Floral Designs offers beautiful wedding decor, exemplary design and caring, attentive client service. Noted as a "Best Vendor" in Washingtonian's coveted annual wedding guide for 14 consecutive years with further media recognition in Grace Ormonde, Southern Living, Town and Country, The Wall Street Journal and numerous wedding publications. 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
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

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Katherine
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
The best vendor for our wedding! I had tried to deal with other florists prior to finding out about Distinctive Floral Designs. Other florists took forever to respond and quoted astronomical costs. Alison de Witt was extremely sweet and so fast at responding to my e-mails (I am a very picky bride!). Her high centerpiece prices were cheaper than other florists' low ceterpiece prices. Alison exceeded my expectations with her floral masterpieces and I received many compliments from my guests. Flowers were delivered on time and I am confident I chose the best florist in the DC area.

Thank you so much, Alison!

V/R,

Katherine Williams
The best vendor for our wedding! I had tried to deal with other florists prior to finding out about Distinctive Floral Read more...
The best vendor for our wedding! I had tried to deal with other florists prior to finding out about Distinctive Floral Designs. Other florists took forever to respond and quoted astronomical costs. Alison de Witt was extremely sweet and so fast at responding to my e-mails (I am a very picky bride!). Her high centerpiece prices were cheaper than other florists' low ceterpiece prices. Alison exceeded my expectations with her floral masterpieces and I received many compliments from my guests. Flowers were delivered on time and I am confident I chose the best florist in the DC area.

Thank you so much, Alison!

V/R,

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Catherine
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Alison at Distinctive Floral is a gem. From the moment I met her, I knew she would be our florist. I know very little about flowers but from one chat she was able to take my vision for the flowers and turn into a total package for personal flowers and ceremony and reception décor. She was very mindful of my budget and worked with in it. She listened to the things that mattered to me and helped me incorporate flowers that my late mother loved into the floral theme. I felt like I was surrounded by my mom the whole time. It was very special. We also had to change wedding venues last minute due to emergency repairs at the original hotel and she was able to advise me on whether changes were needed or not to our scheme (it ended up what we originally picked worked for the space). She is very familiar with the regular venues in town and has great relationships with the managers there. I highly recommend hiring Alison and her team. You will not be disappointed.
Alison at Distinctive Floral is a gem. From the moment I met her, I knew she would be our florist. I know very little Read more...
Alison at Distinctive Floral is a gem. From the moment I met her, I knew she would be our florist. I know very little about flowers but from one chat she was able to take my vision for the flowers and turn into a total package for personal flowers and ceremony and reception décor. She was very mindful of my budget and worked with in it. She listened to the things that mattered to me and helped me incorporate flowers that my late mother loved into the floral theme. I felt like I was surrounded by my mom the whole time. It was very special. We also had to change wedding venues last minute due to emergency repairs at the original hotel and she was able to advise me on whether changes were needed or not to our scheme (it ended up what we originally picked worked for the space). She is very familiar with the regular venues in town and has great relationships with the managers there. I highly recommend hiring Alison and her team. You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Adrian
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Alison takes her work incredibly seriously and is very easy to work with. She will help you out if you don't know exactly what you're looking for, and explains the arrangements in a way that are easy to visualize. She's also very detailed oriented, something I didn't necessarily appreciate in a florist until the day of the wedding when everything was perfect!
Alison takes her work incredibly seriously and is very easy to work with. She will help you out if you don't know exactly Read more...
Alison takes her work incredibly seriously and is very easy to work with. She will help you out if you don't know exactly what you're looking for, and explains the arrangements in a way that are easy to visualize. She's also very detailed oriented, something I didn't necessarily appreciate in a florist until the day of the wedding when everything was perfect! Read less
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Oliya
Wedding:
6/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough about the level of quality, elegance, and professionalism we received from the team at Distinctive Floral Designs! In particular, it was a complete pleasure to work with Alison de Wit, who helped us each step of the way.

Our first meeting with Alison was a productive and creative meet-and-greet, where we got to know each other’s styles. Alison asked us thoughtful questions about our floral vision and used several floral handbooks to give us a sneak-preview into the kinds of arrangements her team could put together for us. Alison used the information she collected during this interview to assemble a proposal.

The proposal incorporated every floral detail we contemplated and gave us room to adjust, revise, down-scope, or enhance our design. Alison was incredibly attentive and accommodating, making certain to work within our budget to bring our floral dream to life!

Alison was incredibly responsive, answering emails and phone calls from myself, my husband, and our day-of coordinator! She was detail-oriented, offered creative solutions, and made certain to follow-through on every inquiry. Her patience, diligence, and professionalism were nothing short of extraordinary!

What touched me the most was Alison’s willingness to add personal touches to our floral décor. Using elegant ribbon, Alison tied 2 pewter mini-photo frames to my bridal bouquet, so that my long-gone grandparents could walk me down the aisle. Alison perched her stunning centerpieces atop vintage, leather bound law school textbooks, to help bring to life our backstory. She was meticulous about our wedding cake décor and made certain that the baker had the loveliest flowers to cascade down the 4-tier cake.

Selecting Distinctive Floral Designs was easily one of the BEST decisions we made for our June 2014 wedding! Thank you, thank you, thank you to Alison de Wit and the fine team at Distinctive Floral Designs.
We cannot say enough about the level of quality, elegance, and professionalism we received from the team at Distinctive Read more...
We cannot say enough about the level of quality, elegance, and professionalism we received from the team at Distinctive Floral Designs! In particular, it was a complete pleasure to work with Alison de Wit, who helped us each step of the way.

Our first meeting with Alison was a productive and creative meet-and-greet, where we got to know each other’s styles. Alison asked us thoughtful questions about our floral vision and used several floral handbooks to give us a sneak-preview into the kinds of arrangements her team could put together for us. Alison used the information she collected during this interview to assemble a proposal.

The proposal incorporated every floral detail we contemplated and gave us room to adjust, revise, down-scope, or enhance our design. Alison was incredibly attentive and accommodating, making certain to work within our budget to bring our floral dream to life!

Alison was incredibly responsive, answering emails and phone calls from myself, my husband, and our day-of coordinator! She was detail-oriented, offered creative solutions, and made certain to follow-through on every inquiry. Her patience, diligence, and professionalism were nothing short of extraordinary!

What touched me the most was Alison’s willingness to add personal touches to our floral décor. Using elegant ribbon, Alison tied 2 pewter mini-photo frames to my bridal bouquet, so that my long-gone grandparents could walk me down the aisle. Alison perched her stunning centerpieces atop vintage, leather bound law school textbooks, to help bring to life our backstory. She was meticulous about our wedding cake décor and made certain that the baker had the loveliest flowers to cascade down the 4-tier cake.

Selecting Distinctive Floral Designs was easily one of the BEST decisions we made for our June 2014 wedding! Thank you, thank you, thank you to Alison de Wit and the fine team at Distinctive Floral Designs. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Alison de Wit was absolutely wonderful. She sat down with me for our first appt and took down all the details for my wedding. I could not have asked for a kinder more professional florist. She was wonderful to work with and the flowers were gorgeous and so beautiful. Thank you Alison!!!
Alison de Wit was absolutely wonderful. She sat down with me for our first appt and took down all the details for my Read more...
Alison de Wit was absolutely wonderful. She sat down with me for our first appt and took down all the details for my wedding. I could not have asked for a kinder more professional florist. She was wonderful to work with and the flowers were gorgeous and so beautiful. Thank you Alison!!! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Distinctive Floral Designs rises above all! The floral designer and her crew are simply extraordinary. They were a pleasure to work with and did an unbelievable job in attempting to meet my demands.
The bouquets were beyond my expectations! Simply stunning!
Today's florists must look beyond the ordinary for rustic "barn" weddings and Distinctive Floral Designs did just that.
Kudos to Alison and her team. They did alot to meet a very demanding customer's needs. Many thanks for a job well done!
Kathleen Zichi
Distinctive Floral Designs rises above all! The floral designer and her crew are simply extraordinary. They were a Read more...
Distinctive Floral Designs rises above all! The floral designer and her crew are simply extraordinary. They were a pleasure to work with and did an unbelievable job in attempting to meet my demands.
The bouquets were beyond my expectations! Simply stunning!
Today's florists must look beyond the ordinary for rustic "barn" weddings and Distinctive Floral Designs did just that.
Kudos to Alison and her team. They did alot to meet a very demanding customer's needs. Many thanks for a job well done!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Alison deWit of Distinctive Floral Designs did a marvelous job of creating the perfect table arrangements for my daughter's wedding. And the bridal bouquet and attendants' bouquets were some of the most beautiful I have seen - perfectly coordinated with our colors. More importantly, she always kept in touch and responded positively to any special requests I made.
Alison deWit of Distinctive Floral Designs did a marvelous job of creating the perfect table arrangements for my Read more...
Alison deWit of Distinctive Floral Designs did a marvelous job of creating the perfect table arrangements for my daughter's wedding. And the bridal bouquet and attendants' bouquets were some of the most beautiful I have seen - perfectly coordinated with our colors. More importantly, she always kept in touch and responded positively to any special requests I made. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Alison is great to work with. She has great ideas, fully understands what you're looking for, and makes your vision come to reality. Highly recommend her!
Alison is great to work with. She has great ideas, fully understands what you're looking for, and makes your vision come Read more...
Alison is great to work with. She has great ideas, fully understands what you're looking for, and makes your vision come to reality. Highly recommend her! Read less
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Devna
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I knew from my first phone call with Alison that she is truly a star in her field. She made my sister's bridal shower a truly memorable occasion. I worked with her remotely and found her extremely professional, kind, and helpful. Both my sister and I - along with our guests - were absolutely floored by the beauty of the room! She made my vision a reality - and guided me every step of the way with a gentle touch. I would highly recommend her!
I knew from my first phone call with Alison that she is truly a star in her field. She made my sister's bridal shower a Read more...
I knew from my first phone call with Alison that she is truly a star in her field. She made my sister's bridal shower a truly memorable occasion. I worked with her remotely and found her extremely professional, kind, and helpful. Both my sister and I - along with our guests - were absolutely floored by the beauty of the room! She made my vision a reality - and guided me every step of the way with a gentle touch. I would highly recommend her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Working with Alison was so great! Her energy and spirit are so generous and kind. We had a very non-traditional ceremony and party. She went above and beyond to accomodate us. The flowers were gorgeous and she even made us a few extra pieces which were so appreciated. Her delivery was right on time and, in the most thoughtful way, she even stayed and assited us with set up! I have already recommended her to 3 others planning various events and will plan to send anyone I know with flower needs, right to her. THANK YOU ALISON! K&D
Working with Alison was so great! Her energy and spirit are so generous and kind. We had a very non-traditional ceremony Read more...
Working with Alison was so great! Her energy and spirit are so generous and kind. We had a very non-traditional ceremony and party. She went above and beyond to accomodate us. The flowers were gorgeous and she even made us a few extra pieces which were so appreciated. Her delivery was right on time and, in the most thoughtful way, she even stayed and assited us with set up! I have already recommended her to 3 others planning various events and will plan to send anyone I know with flower needs, right to her. THANK YOU ALISON! K&D Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a true pleasure working with Alison at Distinctive Floral Designs. Her suggestions and ideas for the flowers for my wedding were great, and she was extremely accommodating of a request we made pretty close to the wedding day for extra floral arrangements.

Throughout the planning process, Alison was always very responsive to questions, and she even met with us twice to discuss the flowers (the first time to create and detail a design, and the second time to make tweaks to the floral colors to better coordinate with our finalized table linens).

I would highly recommend Alison.
It was a true pleasure working with Alison at Distinctive Floral Designs. Her suggestions and ideas for the flowers for my Read more...
It was a true pleasure working with Alison at Distinctive Floral Designs. Her suggestions and ideas for the flowers for my wedding were great, and she was extremely accommodating of a request we made pretty close to the wedding day for extra floral arrangements.

Throughout the planning process, Alison was always very responsive to questions, and she even met with us twice to discuss the flowers (the first time to create and detail a design, and the second time to make tweaks to the floral colors to better coordinate with our finalized table linens).

I would highly recommend Alison. Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Floral Designs in Great Falls, Va provided exceptional professional service. Alison is a wonderful listener and she is very skillfull in creating her client's vision. She is eloquent and poised, talented and extremely knowledgable. She is approachable and light, fun to work with and polite. Alison respectfully offers her suggestions and works diligently. She responds to calls and emails readily. I had complete faith in Alison from the start and I was thrilled with the outcome. People are still talking about the floral arrangements and linens. Wonderful Alison. Fabulous courteous staff as well. the most positive experience!! I would recommend her to anyone!!!
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Floral Designs in Great Falls, Va provided exceptional professional service. Alison is a Read more...
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Floral Designs in Great Falls, Va provided exceptional professional service. Alison is a wonderful listener and she is very skillfull in creating her client's vision. She is eloquent and poised, talented and extremely knowledgable. She is approachable and light, fun to work with and polite. Alison respectfully offers her suggestions and works diligently. She responds to calls and emails readily. I had complete faith in Alison from the start and I was thrilled with the outcome. People are still talking about the floral arrangements and linens. Wonderful Alison. Fabulous courteous staff as well. the most positive experience!! I would recommend her to anyone!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Alison. She knew exactly what our vision was, and was able to execute it uniquely on our wedding day. She is extremely knowledgeable about her craft. She also was very flexible and mindful about what our budget needs were and able to edit based on those needs and retain a high-quality final product. We had many compliments from our guests on our flowers. If I had to do it all over again I would choose her in a heartbeat. Highly recommended.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Alison. She knew exactly what our vision was, and was able to execute it uniquely Read more...
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Alison. She knew exactly what our vision was, and was able to execute it uniquely on our wedding day. She is extremely knowledgeable about her craft. She also was very flexible and mindful about what our budget needs were and able to edit based on those needs and retain a high-quality final product. We had many compliments from our guests on our flowers. If I had to do it all over again I would choose her in a heartbeat. Highly recommended. Read less
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Frank
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Simply the best. Incredible product and professionalism. Very reliable and a pleasure to work with.
Simply the best. Incredible product and professionalism. Very reliable and a pleasure to work with.
Simply the best. Incredible product and professionalism. Very reliable and a pleasure to work with. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous is all we can say!!!! Alison blew us away with all her amazing arrangements! We are still reviewing comments on how gorgeous everything was! She not only did our flower arrangements but she also was able to rent our chairs, table cloths, napkins!!! She is fabulous and truly the nicest lady ever! She met every need we asked for! Thank you so much again!
Gorgeous is all we can say!!!! Alison blew us away with all her amazing arrangements! We are still reviewing comments on Read more...
Gorgeous is all we can say!!!! Alison blew us away with all her amazing arrangements! We are still reviewing comments on how gorgeous everything was! She not only did our flower arrangements but she also was able to rent our chairs, table cloths, napkins!!! She is fabulous and truly the nicest lady ever! She met every need we asked for! Thank you so much again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Alison and her team was a wonderful, stress free experience! The flowers she provided were absolutely gorgeous and I especially appreciated the time she took to talk with me about what I wanted, understand the overall look and feel of our wedding and to ensure that the flowers complimented all the other visual elements of the event. She was also very flexible and thoughtful about helping me stay within my budget and offered me several ideas for flowers and greens that would best withstand the hot humid weather we had the weekend of my wedding. I would wholeheartedly recommend Distinctive Floral Designs to anyone who wants their flowers to be a fabulous part of their wedding decor.
Working with Alison and her team was a wonderful, stress free experience! The flowers she provided were absolutely Read more...
Working with Alison and her team was a wonderful, stress free experience! The flowers she provided were absolutely gorgeous and I especially appreciated the time she took to talk with me about what I wanted, understand the overall look and feel of our wedding and to ensure that the flowers complimented all the other visual elements of the event. She was also very flexible and thoughtful about helping me stay within my budget and offered me several ideas for flowers and greens that would best withstand the hot humid weather we had the weekend of my wedding. I would wholeheartedly recommend Distinctive Floral Designs to anyone who wants their flowers to be a fabulous part of their wedding decor. Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Floral Designs is a true gem! She is an expert and truly creative genius. Warm, understanding and intuitive, Alison took the time to understand not only the type of floral looks I wanted, but the overall theme and feeling of our wedding. I would give Distinctive Floral my highest recommendation and go to them for any/all special occasions.
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Floral Designs is a true gem! She is an expert and truly creative genius. Warm, understanding Read more...
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Floral Designs is a true gem! She is an expert and truly creative genius. Warm, understanding and intuitive, Alison took the time to understand not only the type of floral looks I wanted, but the overall theme and feeling of our wedding. I would give Distinctive Floral my highest recommendation and go to them for any/all special occasions. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot thank Alison and her team enough! The flower arrangements, bouquets, corsages, etc. were STUNNING.... everything I had envisioned for my wedding day! The flowers were fresh and the colors were rich. They created a breathtaking ceremony and reception. We received raving compliments from guests!

Alison was a pleasure to work with. She is very professional, personable, and has a wealth of knowledge to share with any bride! THANK YOU, Distinctive Floral Design!
I cannot thank Alison and her team enough! The flower arrangements, bouquets, corsages, etc. were STUNNING.... everything Read more...
I cannot thank Alison and her team enough! The flower arrangements, bouquets, corsages, etc. were STUNNING.... everything I had envisioned for my wedding day! The flowers were fresh and the colors were rich. They created a breathtaking ceremony and reception. We received raving compliments from guests!

Alison was a pleasure to work with. She is very professional, personable, and has a wealth of knowledge to share with any bride! THANK YOU, Distinctive Floral Design! Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Alison for my daughters wedding. She had great attention to detail, knew what to ask the bride so that she was giving us exactly what my daughter wanted. The flowers were beautiful!
It was a pleasure working with Alison for my daughters wedding. She had great attention to detail, knew what to ask the Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Alison for my daughters wedding. She had great attention to detail, knew what to ask the bride so that she was giving us exactly what my daughter wanted. The flowers were beautiful! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Alison is a complete joy to work with. Her creativity, insight and experience with floral arrangements are quite impressive. The flowers are spectacular, each centerpiece/bouquet a masterpiece, and this is reflected in the wedding photos. She is reliable, dependable and truly cares about the family she works with, especially the bride and her wishes. She takes the time to make sure that the bride's day is everything she has dreamed about. Alison is amazing and you will enjoy this experience.
Alison is a complete joy to work with. Her creativity, insight and experience with floral arrangements are quite Read more...
Alison is a complete joy to work with. Her creativity, insight and experience with floral arrangements are quite impressive. The flowers are spectacular, each centerpiece/bouquet a masterpiece, and this is reflected in the wedding photos. She is reliable, dependable and truly cares about the family she works with, especially the bride and her wishes. She takes the time to make sure that the bride's day is everything she has dreamed about. Alison is amazing and you will enjoy this experience. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
There are not words enough to describe how wonderful our experience with Distinctive Floral Designs was. Their flowers are beyond beautiful and tasteful. My fiancee and I were planning a big, formal wedding. After much heart searching, we realized that we didn't want that at all and decided to have a BBQ. Alison was a dear throughout all of it. She completely got on board with our new vision and revamped all of our flowers to fit the aesthetic and smaller budget.

The only fight we had to deal with all day was among our guests trying to determine who got to take the centerpieces home. And this was among well-heeled DC gay men.

Really, she is the best.
There are not words enough to describe how wonderful our experience with Distinctive Floral Designs was. Their flowers are Read more...
There are not words enough to describe how wonderful our experience with Distinctive Floral Designs was. Their flowers are beyond beautiful and tasteful. My fiancee and I were planning a big, formal wedding. After much heart searching, we realized that we didn't want that at all and decided to have a BBQ. Alison was a dear throughout all of it. She completely got on board with our new vision and revamped all of our flowers to fit the aesthetic and smaller budget.

The only fight we had to deal with all day was among our guests trying to determine who got to take the centerpieces home. And this was among well-heeled DC gay men.

Really, she is the best. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The professionalism, kindness and support of Alison DeWitt were far beyond what was expected. The result was EXACTLY what we wanted and the flowers accomplished the elegant simplicity that we were hoping for at the wedding. Everyone commented on the spectacular flowers. We would highly recommend Distinctive Floral Designs.
The professionalism, kindness and support of Alison DeWitt were far beyond what was expected. The result was EXACTLY what Read more...
The professionalism, kindness and support of Alison DeWitt were far beyond what was expected. The result was EXACTLY what we wanted and the flowers accomplished the elegant simplicity that we were hoping for at the wedding. Everyone commented on the spectacular flowers. We would highly recommend Distinctive Floral Designs. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Alison and her team created beautiful arrangements for our wedding. As my aunt said, the English have a special way with flowers, or "blooms" as Alison calls them. We had a lengthy and lovely initial conversation; I showed her my dress and brought fabric swatches of the poppy-hued dresses the bridesmaids would wear. I wanted flowers the colors of bougainvillea - vivid and saturated tones of coral and purple and peach. Alison's creations did not disappoint! She incorporated flowers I loved - stargazer lilies and peonies and roses. I commend her professionalism and consistency and appreciate her kindness and flexibility. And she suggested a NARS lip stain that I ended up wearing on our wedding day. It was lovely.
Alison and her team created beautiful arrangements for our wedding. As my aunt said, the English have a special way with Read more...
Alison and her team created beautiful arrangements for our wedding. As my aunt said, the English have a special way with flowers, or "blooms" as Alison calls them. We had a lengthy and lovely initial conversation; I showed her my dress and brought fabric swatches of the poppy-hued dresses the bridesmaids would wear. I wanted flowers the colors of bougainvillea - vivid and saturated tones of coral and purple and peach. Alison's creations did not disappoint! She incorporated flowers I loved - stargazer lilies and peonies and roses. I commend her professionalism and consistency and appreciate her kindness and flexibility. And she suggested a NARS lip stain that I ended up wearing on our wedding day. It was lovely. Read less
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Jacquelyn
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
When I got married in April I got my bridal bouquet from Distinctive Floral Designs. Alison is great to work with. She listened to what I wanted and offered suggestions so that I could get exactly what I wanted. My bouquet was beautiful! It was made of peonies and was exactly how I imagined it would be. Alison does amazing floral arrangements and I definitely recommend her to any bride in Northern Virginia!
When I got married in April I got my bridal bouquet from Distinctive Floral Designs. Alison is great to work with. She Read more...
When I got married in April I got my bridal bouquet from Distinctive Floral Designs. Alison is great to work with. She listened to what I wanted and offered suggestions so that I could get exactly what I wanted. My bouquet was beautiful! It was made of peonies and was exactly how I imagined it would be. Alison does amazing floral arrangements and I definitely recommend her to any bride in Northern Virginia! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was married in April in Washington, DC and I wanted to share our great experience with our floral vendor, Alison de Wit of Distinctive Floral Designs. We planned our wedding quickly so it was a huge relief to work with a vendor that could carry out our vision with little instruction. She was also happy to accomodate any changes we requested. Alison was a pleasure to work with and everything looked amazing on our wedding day.
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I was married in April in Washington, DC and I wanted to share our great experience with our floral vendor, Alison de Wit of Distinctive Floral Designs. We planned our wedding quickly so it was a huge relief to work with a vendor that could carry out our vision with little instruction. She was also happy to accomodate any changes we requested. Alison was a pleasure to work with and everything looked amazing on our wedding day. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Alison de Wit was such a wonderful person to work with for our wedding day. We were able to go to her home and talk through all the ideas and photos that had been gathered for inspiration. She was thrilled to go through everything and talk through what would work and what wouldn't. Based off a handful of photos, Alison was able to create breathtaking center pieces, bouquets and ceremony flowers. We recieved so many compliments on the detail and attention that Alison gave to our wedding. She was quick to respond to emails and encouraged a free flowing thought process. Her knowledge and professional opinions were priceless during the planning process. Members of the bridal party were sending us photos of how beautiful the flowers they took home looked days after the wedding. I'm so happy to have found Alison!
Alison de Wit was such a wonderful person to work with for our wedding day. We were able to go to her home and talk Read more...
Alison de Wit was such a wonderful person to work with for our wedding day. We were able to go to her home and talk through all the ideas and photos that had been gathered for inspiration. She was thrilled to go through everything and talk through what would work and what wouldn't. Based off a handful of photos, Alison was able to create breathtaking center pieces, bouquets and ceremony flowers. We recieved so many compliments on the detail and attention that Alison gave to our wedding. She was quick to respond to emails and encouraged a free flowing thought process. Her knowledge and professional opinions were priceless during the planning process. Members of the bridal party were sending us photos of how beautiful the flowers they took home looked days after the wedding. I'm so happy to have found Alison! Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Floral Designs provided beautiful flower arrangments for my daughters wedding. It truely looked like an English garden.
Thank you Alison
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Floral Designs provided beautiful flower arrangments for my daughters wedding. It truely Read more...
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Floral Designs provided beautiful flower arrangments for my daughters wedding. It truely looked like an English garden.
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Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Alison is so wonderful to work with! She made my wedding so beautiful with her gorgeous flowers and she truly made it personal! She listens to you and follows through every single time--I am beyond satisfied with her service and not to mention her delightful personality. I especially loved my bouquet with touches of Swarovski--which she suggested after asking about my wedding dress. That goes to show how truly personal her service is. I highly recommend Alison and her group!!!
Alison is so wonderful to work with! She made my wedding so beautiful with her gorgeous flowers and she truly made it Read more...
Alison is so wonderful to work with! She made my wedding so beautiful with her gorgeous flowers and she truly made it personal! She listens to you and follows through every single time--I am beyond satisfied with her service and not to mention her delightful personality. I especially loved my bouquet with touches of Swarovski--which she suggested after asking about my wedding dress. That goes to show how truly personal her service is. I highly recommend Alison and her group!!! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Florals is simply wonderful. She turned out to be one of my favorite vendors for my wedding. In our initial meeting, she spent ample time getting to know me and my fiancé. She took the time to understand our “vision” for our floral arrangements – including looking through ample photos, looking at our vases and floor plans, and even looking up what time sunset would be during our reception. We had a tight budget for flowers, but Alison was flexible and made our vision come to life. Her professionalism and client service were outstanding compared to other floral vendors with whom we had met. She made the process easy and fun. As I told her after our wedding, my only regrets were not being able to enjoy the flowers longer since we flew out the next day for our honeymoon. I would recommend Alison to my closest of friends.
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Florals is simply wonderful. She turned out to be one of my favorite vendors for my wedding. Read more...
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Florals is simply wonderful. She turned out to be one of my favorite vendors for my wedding. In our initial meeting, she spent ample time getting to know me and my fiancé. She took the time to understand our “vision” for our floral arrangements – including looking through ample photos, looking at our vases and floor plans, and even looking up what time sunset would be during our reception. We had a tight budget for flowers, but Alison was flexible and made our vision come to life. Her professionalism and client service were outstanding compared to other floral vendors with whom we had met. She made the process easy and fun. As I told her after our wedding, my only regrets were not being able to enjoy the flowers longer since we flew out the next day for our honeymoon. I would recommend Alison to my closest of friends. Read less
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Olivia
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
It's post wedding and if I was to see Alison in person at this point, I'd give her the biggest hug ever! Since first meeting her I felt very comfortable with her. That comfort grew into a strong trust. She was well worth every penny spent. The flowers looked amazingly perfect and the results of the entire decor made my dream come true. She worked very well with other vendors in coordination as well as purchasing their services for me. Her connections with other vendors made it so easy to obtain linens and drapery. She cares A LOT about the final results of your wedding! She worked with my DJ to ensure the lighting matched my colors and the decor. More than anything I think it's important that the job get done and done well. That she did perfectly. It's important to enjoy working with your florist. It seemed a match made in heaven. Trust is critical to a brides sanity. I had more trust in her than anyone else working with me, and I'm pretty controlling :) I highly recommend her. It's worth meeting her, for sure!
It's post wedding and if I was to see Alison in person at this point, I'd give her the biggest hug ever! Since first Read more...
It's post wedding and if I was to see Alison in person at this point, I'd give her the biggest hug ever! Since first meeting her I felt very comfortable with her. That comfort grew into a strong trust. She was well worth every penny spent. The flowers looked amazingly perfect and the results of the entire decor made my dream come true. She worked very well with other vendors in coordination as well as purchasing their services for me. Her connections with other vendors made it so easy to obtain linens and drapery. She cares A LOT about the final results of your wedding! She worked with my DJ to ensure the lighting matched my colors and the decor. More than anything I think it's important that the job get done and done well. That she did perfectly. It's important to enjoy working with your florist. It seemed a match made in heaven. Trust is critical to a brides sanity. I had more trust in her than anyone else working with me, and I'm pretty controlling :) I highly recommend her. It's worth meeting her, for sure! Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married in July 2012 at a church in Arlington, VA and held our reception at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC. When I started looking for wedding vendors I relied on the Washingtonian Bride & Groom Best Vendor list and the Preferred Vendors list that my reception venue provided us. From those two lists I chose a handful of vendors that had impeccable reviews on WeddingWire and set up interviews. And that’s how I met Alison de Wit from Distinctive Floral Designs. My mom and I met her at her lovely home in Great Falls, which is a fabulous personal touch. Alison is immediately disarming and was genuinely excited to know my fiancé and my love story, our tastes and learn our vision for our special day. I was in particularly need of guidance – my knowledge of flowers is limited and I needed help conceptualizing the picture in my head. Alison was extremely patient and worked with me to form a floral design. She showed me examples when I couldn’t visualize the flowers she was suggesting, which helped so much. My mom and I had so much fun chatting with her that I think we stayed at her house for over two hours! It was an easy choice to work with Alison and I felt confident that she would take care of us. And she did. Alison went above and beyond in preparation for our wedding. She helped us cost compare linens and rentals to ensure the perfect atmosphere. She was very responsive to my many many emails. The flowers that she provided us on our wedding day were absolutely gorgeous – they were bright, vibrant and unique. They had beautiful texture and photographed so well. Our photographer was even impressed, and I’m sure she’s seen it all! During our reception there were candles everywhere, which provided a romantic glow to the whole venue. I highly recommend Alison to any bride looking for lush, exquisite arrangements. Her skill is flawless but it’s her lovely English charm that makes hiring Alison a no-brainer. Thank you, Alison! – Bonnie & Joe
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My husband and I were married in July 2012 at a church in Arlington, VA and held our reception at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC. When I started looking for wedding vendors I relied on the Washingtonian Bride & Groom Best Vendor list and the Preferred Vendors list that my reception venue provided us. From those two lists I chose a handful of vendors that had impeccable reviews on WeddingWire and set up interviews. And that’s how I met Alison de Wit from Distinctive Floral Designs. My mom and I met her at her lovely home in Great Falls, which is a fabulous personal touch. Alison is immediately disarming and was genuinely excited to know my fiancé and my love story, our tastes and learn our vision for our special day. I was in particularly need of guidance – my knowledge of flowers is limited and I needed help conceptualizing the picture in my head. Alison was extremely patient and worked with me to form a floral design. She showed me examples when I couldn’t visualize the flowers she was suggesting, which helped so much. My mom and I had so much fun chatting with her that I think we stayed at her house for over two hours! It was an easy choice to work with Alison and I felt confident that she would take care of us. And she did. Alison went above and beyond in preparation for our wedding. She helped us cost compare linens and rentals to ensure the perfect atmosphere. She was very responsive to my many many emails. The flowers that she provided us on our wedding day were absolutely gorgeous – they were bright, vibrant and unique. They had beautiful texture and photographed so well. Our photographer was even impressed, and I’m sure she’s seen it all! During our reception there were candles everywhere, which provided a romantic glow to the whole venue. I highly recommend Alison to any bride looking for lush, exquisite arrangements. Her skill is flawless but it’s her lovely English charm that makes hiring Alison a no-brainer. Thank you, Alison! – Bonnie & Joe Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Alison at Distinctive Floral Designs is wonderful!! She did a great job with all of our flowers. She was very professional and organized. Her flower creations were great and came out beautiful. I would definitely recommend Alison to anyone looking for a great florist for their wedding.
Alison at Distinctive Floral Designs is wonderful!! She did a great job with all of our flowers. She was very professional Read more...
Alison at Distinctive Floral Designs is wonderful!! She did a great job with all of our flowers. She was very professional and organized. Her flower creations were great and came out beautiful. I would definitely recommend Alison to anyone looking for a great florist for their wedding. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I worked with Alison, and Distinctive Floral Designs, for my wedding and had a truly fabulous experience. I am personally not creative, and had only a limited vision of what I wanted in terms of floral arrangements. Alison walked me through everything, detailing options and her suggestions, and helping me to create a perfect plan. Working with Alison was a great experience - she truly loves what she does, and it comes across. She is so responsive, courteous, and professional - truly a delight to work with! I was extremely pleased with the results, and our ceremony and reception were absolutely gorgeous thanks to her creativity and design. I would absolutely recommend Distinctive Floral Designs - consider yourself very fortunate if you are able to book them!
I worked with Alison, and Distinctive Floral Designs, for my wedding and had a truly fabulous experience. I am personally Read more...
I worked with Alison, and Distinctive Floral Designs, for my wedding and had a truly fabulous experience. I am personally not creative, and had only a limited vision of what I wanted in terms of floral arrangements. Alison walked me through everything, detailing options and her suggestions, and helping me to create a perfect plan. Working with Alison was a great experience - she truly loves what she does, and it comes across. She is so responsive, courteous, and professional - truly a delight to work with! I was extremely pleased with the results, and our ceremony and reception were absolutely gorgeous thanks to her creativity and design. I would absolutely recommend Distinctive Floral Designs - consider yourself very fortunate if you are able to book them! Read less
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sasha
Wedding:
7/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Alison de Wit and Distinctive Floral Design created the most magical wedding decor possible for my wedding. Alison worked with me for months, going through all of my ideas, pictures, and concerns. I was confident that Distinctive Florals would be able to make my vision come to life, however when I showed up on the wedding day and saw the chuppah, ceremony decorations, and reception decor I was speechless. Alison took every little detail and idea and made it 100 times better. The flowers at the wedding were some of the most beautiful I have ever seen and we still hear from our guests how beautiful everything looked. I was more than thrilled with the outcome and it was an overall pleasure to work with Distinctive Florals- I would recommend them to anyone getting married in this area!
Alison de Wit and Distinctive Floral Design created the most magical wedding decor possible for my wedding. Alison worked Read more...
Alison de Wit and Distinctive Floral Design created the most magical wedding decor possible for my wedding. Alison worked with me for months, going through all of my ideas, pictures, and concerns. I was confident that Distinctive Florals would be able to make my vision come to life, however when I showed up on the wedding day and saw the chuppah, ceremony decorations, and reception decor I was speechless. Alison took every little detail and idea and made it 100 times better. The flowers at the wedding were some of the most beautiful I have ever seen and we still hear from our guests how beautiful everything looked. I was more than thrilled with the outcome and it was an overall pleasure to work with Distinctive Florals- I would recommend them to anyone getting married in this area! Read less
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srii
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Florals could not be more pleasant to deal with! She is personable, patient, and spent a great deal of time with me to discuss my vision and my requests. She provides guidance when asked, and truly cares about her customers, the final product and pleasing her clients. This personal touch is what sets her apart from other service providers, and flowers are really important to her (and to me)!
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Florals could not be more pleasant to deal with! She is personable, patient, and spent a Read more...
Alison de Wit of Distinctive Florals could not be more pleasant to deal with! She is personable, patient, and spent a great deal of time with me to discuss my vision and my requests. She provides guidance when asked, and truly cares about her customers, the final product and pleasing her clients. This personal touch is what sets her apart from other service providers, and flowers are really important to her (and to me)! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Alison was by far my favorite vendor for our wedding. My mom and I had such a lovely first meeting with Alison where she was organized, creative, patient and warm. She was responsive and worked with me to get the look we wanted while staying within our budget.

To top it off our flowers were unbelievable! They could not have been more beautiful. I'm still receiving compliments on them. I wish I had a photo to post. They were romantic, with gorgeous blooms of roses, hydrangea, peonies and greens draping from the vases. It really set the mood. Alison truly has a gift for creating stunning arrangements and is also such a pleasure.
Alison was by far my favorite vendor for our wedding. My mom and I had such a lovely first meeting with Alison where she Read more...
Alison was by far my favorite vendor for our wedding. My mom and I had such a lovely first meeting with Alison where she was organized, creative, patient and warm. She was responsive and worked with me to get the look we wanted while staying within our budget.

To top it off our flowers were unbelievable! They could not have been more beautiful. I'm still receiving compliments on them. I wish I had a photo to post. They were romantic, with gorgeous blooms of roses, hydrangea, peonies and greens draping from the vases. It really set the mood. Alison truly has a gift for creating stunning arrangements and is also such a pleasure. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Alison was absolutely wonderful to work with and she did a beautiful job with my flowers. She took the time to meet with me to get to know the exact look I was going for and I couldn't have imagined anything more perfect! She was very responsive and available to meet at my convenience. She was also willing to work within my budget to create the look and feel I wanted. I highly recommend her.
Alison was absolutely wonderful to work with and she did a beautiful job with my flowers. She took the time to meet with Read more...
Alison was absolutely wonderful to work with and she did a beautiful job with my flowers. She took the time to meet with me to get to know the exact look I was going for and I couldn't have imagined anything more perfect! She was very responsive and available to meet at my convenience. She was also willing to work within my budget to create the look and feel I wanted. I highly recommend her. Read less
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Fatemeh
Wedding:
4/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Alison is the cutest lady ever! We had such a great time working with her. She used high quality flowers and the arrangements turned out to be so beautiful . They looked like I payed at least twice more than what I actually paid. I highly recommend working with her!
Alison is the cutest lady ever! We had such a great time working with her. She used high quality flowers and the Read more...
Alison is the cutest lady ever! We had such a great time working with her. She used high quality flowers and the arrangements turned out to be so beautiful . They looked like I payed at least twice more than what I actually paid. I highly recommend working with her! Read less
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Fatemeh
Wedding:
4/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Alison is the cutest lady ever! We had such a great time working with her. She used high quality flowers and the arrangements turned out to be so beautiful . They looked like I payed at least twice more than what I actually paid. I highly recommend working with her!
Alison is the cutest lady ever! We had such a great time working with her. She used high quality flowers and the Read more...
Alison is the cutest lady ever! We had such a great time working with her. She used high quality flowers and the arrangements turned out to be so beautiful . They looked like I payed at least twice more than what I actually paid. I highly recommend working with her! Read less
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HebaGeorge
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
My flowers were beyond georgous and made the room look so magical. Working with Alison was a wonderful experience, she is so proffessional and so quick responding to my emails and calls. Alison is a very warm friendly lady and gave me all the time I needed, she explained all the types of flowers that I was interested in, she helped me to make wonderful choices and she did an amazing job making the centerpieces/decorations/bouquets and delievering everything on time. The results were outstanding, our guests LOVED the flowers arrangements and talked about it for days. Alison worked with us on our ceremony room and the reception room, both looked AWESOME. Our first reaction to the flowers was WOOOW. Alison is the best :)
My flowers were beyond georgous and made the room look so magical. Working with Alison was a wonderful experience, she is Read more...
My flowers were beyond georgous and made the room look so magical. Working with Alison was a wonderful experience, she is so proffessional and so quick responding to my emails and calls. Alison is a very warm friendly lady and gave me all the time I needed, she explained all the types of flowers that I was interested in, she helped me to make wonderful choices and she did an amazing job making the centerpieces/decorations/bouquets and delievering everything on time. The results were outstanding, our guests LOVED the flowers arrangements and talked about it for days. Alison worked with us on our ceremony room and the reception room, both looked AWESOME. Our first reaction to the flowers was WOOOW. Alison is the best :) Read less
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jsb278
Wedding:
10/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Alison and her team were fantastic, and our flowers were one of the best parts of the day! Her prices were reasonable, and I didn't feel like she was trying to up-sell me at every turn like I did with other flower vendors we talked to. She was responsive, professional, warm, and friendly. And on the day-of, Alison provided beautiful, large, sophisticated bouquets and arrangements that were exactly what we had requested but even better than we could have imagined. We are so thankful that we found her and she made our wedding day that much more beautiful!
Alison and her team were fantastic, and our flowers were one of the best parts of the day! Her prices were reasonable, and Read more...
Alison and her team were fantastic, and our flowers were one of the best parts of the day! Her prices were reasonable, and I didn't feel like she was trying to up-sell me at every turn like I did with other flower vendors we talked to. She was responsive, professional, warm, and friendly. And on the day-of, Alison provided beautiful, large, sophisticated bouquets and arrangements that were exactly what we had requested but even better than we could have imagined. We are so thankful that we found her and she made our wedding day that much more beautiful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We chose Distinctive Florals to handle flowers and decor for our wedding at Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown.

After meeting with 3 florists on the same day, we made our way to Great Falls, VA to meet with Alison de Wit. She was very patient in listening to the details and feelings we wanted to invoke at our wedding. She immediately came up with terrific ideas and we could tell that she "got it." She followed up the meeting with a detailed proposal that was spot on.

We are so happy that we chose Distinctive Florals. Our blooms were beautiful. You won't find a more engaging and personable floral designer than Alison de Wit.
We chose Distinctive Florals to handle flowers and decor for our wedding at Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown.

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We chose Distinctive Florals to handle flowers and decor for our wedding at Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown.

After meeting with 3 florists on the same day, we made our way to Great Falls, VA to meet with Alison de Wit. She was very patient in listening to the details and feelings we wanted to invoke at our wedding. She immediately came up with terrific ideas and we could tell that she "got it." She followed up the meeting with a detailed proposal that was spot on.

We are so happy that we chose Distinctive Florals. Our blooms were beautiful. You won't find a more engaging and personable floral designer than Alison de Wit. Read less
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Lea
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
How fortunate we were to have my daughter's wedding flowers designed and created by Alison deWit, owner and designer of Distinctive Floral Designs.

At our initial meeting with Alison we knew we were in the hands of a professional and a special person. She was extremely knowledgeable about flowers, color, designs and most importantly she listened very attentively to my daughter's floral descriptitons. Immediately, she captured the essence of the ideas and pulled photographs and designs to show us what could be done for the bouquets and reception.

Communication was outstanding. She was extremely prompt about getting back to us in response to all of our questions. At the last moment we had to add another centerpiece and Alison was flexible enough to accomplish this.

The bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages were fresh, vibrant and absolutely beautiful. The centerpieces for the dinner tables and other floral arrangements were exquisite. Everything was beautifully arranged, fresh and displayed such a variety of complimentary flowers. We are still receiving notes from friends and family about the beautiful flowers.

Alison helped to create a memorable day for us all.

Mrs. Uhre
Potomac, Maryland
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How fortunate we were to have my daughter's wedding flowers designed and created by Alison deWit, owner and designer of Distinctive Floral Designs.

At our initial meeting with Alison we knew we were in the hands of a professional and a special person. She was extremely knowledgeable about flowers, color, designs and most importantly she listened very attentively to my daughter's floral descriptitons. Immediately, she captured the essence of the ideas and pulled photographs and designs to show us what could be done for the bouquets and reception.

Communication was outstanding. She was extremely prompt about getting back to us in response to all of our questions. At the last moment we had to add another centerpiece and Alison was flexible enough to accomplish this.

The bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages were fresh, vibrant and absolutely beautiful. The centerpieces for the dinner tables and other floral arrangements were exquisite. Everything was beautifully arranged, fresh and displayed such a variety of complimentary flowers. We are still receiving notes from friends and family about the beautiful flowers.

Alison helped to create a memorable day for us all.

Mrs. Uhre
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Emily
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Alison was fabulous. The arrangements she did for my wedding were honestly the most beautiful flowers I had ever seen. She is incredibly responsive and helpful throughout the process. I absolutely loved my bouquets, table arrangements, boutonniers etc. I would very highly recommend this florist.
Alison was fabulous. The arrangements she did for my wedding were honestly the most beautiful flowers I had ever seen. She Read more...
Alison was fabulous. The arrangements she did for my wedding were honestly the most beautiful flowers I had ever seen. She is incredibly responsive and helpful throughout the process. I absolutely loved my bouquets, table arrangements, boutonniers etc. I would very highly recommend this florist. Read less
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Nicola
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Alison de Wit and her team are absolutely amazing and extremely talented; she provided the most beautiful floral decor for my wedding and it was exactly what I asked for. She went above and beyond to include special blooms in my bouquet and worked to make my dream a reality. Everything was beyond stunning.

Choosing Alison will be the best and easiest decision you can make!
Alison de Wit and her team are absolutely amazing and extremely talented; she provided the most beautiful floral decor for Read more...
Alison de Wit and her team are absolutely amazing and extremely talented; she provided the most beautiful floral decor for my wedding and it was exactly what I asked for. She went above and beyond to include special blooms in my bouquet and worked to make my dream a reality. Everything was beyond stunning.

Choosing Alison will be the best and easiest decision you can make! Read less
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brenda
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Alison did a fantastic job for my daughter's wedding. She was extremely helpful in the planning stages for all elements of the wedding decor. The wedding was beautiful. I would recommend her without any reservation!
Alison did a fantastic job for my daughter's wedding. She was extremely helpful in the planning stages for all elements of Read more...
Alison did a fantastic job for my daughter's wedding. She was extremely helpful in the planning stages for all elements of the wedding decor. The wedding was beautiful. I would recommend her without any reservation! Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
How can I begin to describe how incredible Alison and Distinctive Floral Designs are? If you are looking for a florist who is a joy to work with, a pleasure to chat with, eager to create your dream at a price you can afford, and who can create the most beautiful arrangements you could ever dream up, then look no further. In addition to being one of the most friendly and warm people I have ever met, Alison is an incredible artist who designs flowers that are a huge step above any other floral decor I have ever seen. She listened carefully as I described what I had in mind and suggested beautiful touches to enhance my ideas and take them to another level. Everyone commented that the decor made them feel like they were right at home- if home happened to be a luxurious estate in the English countryside. I knew that flowers could be gorgeous, but who knew they could also be so welcoming as to make my guests feel at home? Alison eagerly incorporated in to our floral design some bird cages I had found, filling them with flowers for our escort card table to create an enchanting centerpiece that was totally unique and absolutely beautiful. I did not want to spend a great deal of money on our Chuppah, so Alison designed a simple yet elegant Chuppah that complimented our decor, looks gorgeous, and didn't break our budget! My guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the decor was. One of the saddest things about my wedding being over is that I no longer have an excuse to talk to Alison on a regular basis! If you work with Distinctive Floral Designs, I promise you will have not only the most elegant and gorgeous flowers you could ever imagine, but also a dear new friend in Alison!
How can I begin to describe how incredible Alison and Distinctive Floral Designs are? If you are looking for a florist who Read more...
How can I begin to describe how incredible Alison and Distinctive Floral Designs are? If you are looking for a florist who is a joy to work with, a pleasure to chat with, eager to create your dream at a price you can afford, and who can create the most beautiful arrangements you could ever dream up, then look no further. In addition to being one of the most friendly and warm people I have ever met, Alison is an incredible artist who designs flowers that are a huge step above any other floral decor I have ever seen. She listened carefully as I described what I had in mind and suggested beautiful touches to enhance my ideas and take them to another level. Everyone commented that the decor made them feel like they were right at home- if home happened to be a luxurious estate in the English countryside. I knew that flowers could be gorgeous, but who knew they could also be so welcoming as to make my guests feel at home? Alison eagerly incorporated in to our floral design some bird cages I had found, filling them with flowers for our escort card table to create an enchanting centerpiece that was totally unique and absolutely beautiful. I did not want to spend a great deal of money on our Chuppah, so Alison designed a simple yet elegant Chuppah that complimented our decor, looks gorgeous, and didn't break our budget! My guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the decor was. One of the saddest things about my wedding being over is that I no longer have an excuse to talk to Alison on a regular basis! If you work with Distinctive Floral Designs, I promise you will have not only the most elegant and gorgeous flowers you could ever imagine, but also a dear new friend in Alison! Read less
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Beej
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
It took my Wife and I one meeting with Alison to book her for our wedding. ONE MEETING. She is a CHARMING lady who glows with care, professionalism and creativity. From the moment we met with her we knew she was the one. Alison worked with us none stop. From constant emails from me and the occasional midnight question, to the lunch meetings at the venue, Alison was always available and always more than willing to do whatever she needed to do. Her creativity truly came through in each conversation and the elements she added to our wedding were priceless memories that we will cherish forever. Our Head Table was the most magical I have EVER seen. Adorned with crystal candelabrums, flowers and votives, it was incredible. Her staff made the transition from ceremony to cocktails to reception SEEMLESS and FLAWLESS.

Truly, we could not have asked for a better floral designer. Don't pass her up.
It took my Wife and I one meeting with Alison to book her for our wedding. ONE MEETING. She is a CHARMING lady who glows Read more...
It took my Wife and I one meeting with Alison to book her for our wedding. ONE MEETING. She is a CHARMING lady who glows with care, professionalism and creativity. From the moment we met with her we knew she was the one. Alison worked with us none stop. From constant emails from me and the occasional midnight question, to the lunch meetings at the venue, Alison was always available and always more than willing to do whatever she needed to do. Her creativity truly came through in each conversation and the elements she added to our wedding were priceless memories that we will cherish forever. Our Head Table was the most magical I have EVER seen. Adorned with crystal candelabrums, flowers and votives, it was incredible. Her staff made the transition from ceremony to cocktails to reception SEEMLESS and FLAWLESS.

Truly, we could not have asked for a better floral designer. Don't pass her up. Read less
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mrs.munz
Wedding:
4/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Alison was the best vendor out of the many we used. She not only handled our order and met with us during our initial consultation, but she was actually the person who delivered the flowers and spent a few hours working to make sure the setup was perfect. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!
Alison was the best vendor out of the many we used. She not only handled our order and met with us during our initial Read more...
Alison was the best vendor out of the many we used. She not only handled our order and met with us during our initial consultation, but she was actually the person who delivered the flowers and spent a few hours working to make sure the setup was perfect. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/16/2007
5.0/5.0
Alison de Wit of Distinctive florals is incredible! She is not only highly professional, but very personable as well. After our first meeting and discussion, she came up with a floral plan that transcended my expectations. She designed and produced unique arrangements for the personal blooms, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. My guests were amazed by her work. She also had invaluable input into the linens and lighting which created a cohesive design concept. It was beautiful, modern, and crisp. I highly recommend Alison and Distinctive Floral for any wedding or private event.
Alison de Wit of Distinctive florals is incredible! She is not only highly professional, but very personable as well. Read more...
Alison de Wit of Distinctive florals is incredible! She is not only highly professional, but very personable as well. After our first meeting and discussion, she came up with a floral plan that transcended my expectations. She designed and produced unique arrangements for the personal blooms, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. My guests were amazed by her work. She also had invaluable input into the linens and lighting which created a cohesive design concept. It was beautiful, modern, and crisp. I highly recommend Alison and Distinctive Floral for any wedding or private event. Read less
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Audrey
Wedding:
1/18/2014
4.9/5.0
Alison, of Distinctive Florals was an absolute pleasure to work with! My mother and I met with her a mere couple of months prior to my wedding (we waited until the last minute! Oops!). We were immediately smitten with her lovely charm and how well versed she was when it came to flowers. She patiently listened to all of our thoughts and ideas and translated them into an absolutely perfect finished product. Our flowers were absolutely gorgeous, and my bouquet was stunning and better than I could have imagined! She incorporated Swarovski crystals as well as old cloth flowers from my grandmother along with stunning flowers and bits of natural greenery, all tied together with a beautiful black and white striped ribbon bow - it was so me!

You will not regret going with Distinctive Florals for your wedding!
Alison, of Distinctive Florals was an absolute pleasure to work with! My mother and I met with her a mere couple of months Read more...
Alison, of Distinctive Florals was an absolute pleasure to work with! My mother and I met with her a mere couple of months prior to my wedding (we waited until the last minute! Oops!). We were immediately smitten with her lovely charm and how well versed she was when it came to flowers. She patiently listened to all of our thoughts and ideas and translated them into an absolutely perfect finished product. Our flowers were absolutely gorgeous, and my bouquet was stunning and better than I could have imagined! She incorporated Swarovski crystals as well as old cloth flowers from my grandmother along with stunning flowers and bits of natural greenery, all tied together with a beautiful black and white striped ribbon bow - it was so me!

You will not regret going with Distinctive Florals for your wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
I absolutely loved working with Alison. She was so pleasant to work with, and every time we met with her it felt like stopping by to visit an old friend. Our flowers were absolutely gorgeous, and so was the chuppah. They were wrapped beautifully and the blooms were perfect. She did exactly what we had asked for. Alison delivered and arranged everything at our hotel on time as promised, and even hand delivered all of the bouquets up to the bridal suite. I just deducted 1/2 a star for value. The flowers were a lot more expensive in general than we had originally budgeted for. However, that was because I chose roses and peonies, which are very expensive. Alison worked with us to try to make everything as affordable as possible. I loved her and would definitely 100% recommend her to any bride looking for gorgeous blooms and a warm, friendly, reliable florist! She's the best!
I absolutely loved working with Alison. She was so pleasant to work with, and every time we met with her it felt like Read more...
I absolutely loved working with Alison. She was so pleasant to work with, and every time we met with her it felt like stopping by to visit an old friend. Our flowers were absolutely gorgeous, and so was the chuppah. They were wrapped beautifully and the blooms were perfect. She did exactly what we had asked for. Alison delivered and arranged everything at our hotel on time as promised, and even hand delivered all of the bouquets up to the bridal suite. I just deducted 1/2 a star for value. The flowers were a lot more expensive in general than we had originally budgeted for. However, that was because I chose roses and peonies, which are very expensive. Alison worked with us to try to make everything as affordable as possible. I loved her and would definitely 100% recommend her to any bride looking for gorgeous blooms and a warm, friendly, reliable florist! She's the best! Read less
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royallyunique
Wedding:
4/16/2011
4.9/5.0
Alison, you're truly an artist. What you created for me what exactly what I envisioned. Finding someone who saw my dreams and created them exactly as I had hoped was such a delight. Thank you for being so wonderful, so professional, so curteous and actually making me feel like a friend and not just a client. I will miss working with you but hope to have an opportunity to do business with you again. All my love, Roya
Alison, you're truly an artist. What you created for me what exactly what I envisioned. Finding someone who saw my dreams Read more...
Alison, you're truly an artist. What you created for me what exactly what I envisioned. Finding someone who saw my dreams and created them exactly as I had hoped was such a delight. Thank you for being so wonderful, so professional, so curteous and actually making me feel like a friend and not just a client. I will miss working with you but hope to have an opportunity to do business with you again. All my love, Roya Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/30/2010
4.9/5.0
Alison was very easy to work with. She listened to my vision and made a lot of helpful suggestions when I wasn't sure what I wanted. The flowers and all of the decor were beautiful!
Alison was very easy to work with. She listened to my vision and made a lot of helpful suggestions when I wasn't sure what Read more...
Alison was very easy to work with. She listened to my vision and made a lot of helpful suggestions when I wasn't sure what I wanted. The flowers and all of the decor were beautiful! Read less
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lo31378
Wedding:
10/1/2005
4.9/5.0
Alison de Wit is fantastic... she worked with all my colors & my budget..... She rented me Candlebras that MADE my reception.... i loved her.....
Alison de Wit is fantastic... she worked with all my colors & my budget..... She rented me Candlebras that MADE my Read more...
Alison de Wit is fantastic... she worked with all my colors & my budget..... She rented me Candlebras that MADE my reception.... i loved her..... Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Alison and her team were amazing!. We found them as a preferred vendor through our venue (2941 Restaurant) and really enjoyed working with her. The price wasn't cheap but they weren't the most expensive we priced out either. The flowers lasted a long time after our event and we were able to keep most of the vessels. I even changed two bouquets a few weeks before the wedding and Alison's team was able to accommodate us quickly and painlessly. Great experience, super reliable.
Alison and her team were amazing!. We found them as a preferred vendor through our venue (2941 Restaurant) and really Read more...
Alison and her team were amazing!. We found them as a preferred vendor through our venue (2941 Restaurant) and really enjoyed working with her. The price wasn't cheap but they weren't the most expensive we priced out either. The flowers lasted a long time after our event and we were able to keep most of the vessels. I even changed two bouquets a few weeks before the wedding and Alison's team was able to accommodate us quickly and painlessly. Great experience, super reliable. Read less
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naomis
Wedding:
3/11/2012
4.8/5.0
Alison is a wonderful person to work with and she is genuinely interested in helping you have the exact flowers you want for your wedding day. I would highly recommend her and use Distinctive Floral Designs again in the future.
Alison is a wonderful person to work with and she is genuinely interested in helping you have the exact flowers you want Read more...
Alison is a wonderful person to work with and she is genuinely interested in helping you have the exact flowers you want for your wedding day. I would highly recommend her and use Distinctive Floral Designs again in the future. Read less
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Halley
Wedding:
9/16/2011
4.8/5.0
Alison was a pleasure to work with. Such nice person. I also appreciated how patient and quick she was via email. And of course her arrangements were amazing. She listened to what I was describing and was able to deliver. She was incredibly flexible with my budget and was so generous. Any bride would be lucky to have her as part of her wedding vendor team.
Alison was a pleasure to work with. Such nice person. I also appreciated how patient and quick she was via email. And of Read more...
Alison was a pleasure to work with. Such nice person. I also appreciated how patient and quick she was via email. And of course her arrangements were amazing. She listened to what I was describing and was able to deliver. She was incredibly flexible with my budget and was so generous. Any bride would be lucky to have her as part of her wedding vendor team. Read less
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Melahat
Wedding:
7/1/2011
4.8/5.0
SWEET Alison. She is very professional, sweet, talented and patient. She met with us whenever we needed to and listened to what we said and executed our thoughts.
Love Alison and would recommend her :)
SWEET Alison. She is very professional, sweet, talented and patient. She met with us whenever we needed to and listened to Read more...
SWEET Alison. She is very professional, sweet, talented and patient. She met with us whenever we needed to and listened to what we said and executed our thoughts.
Love Alison and would recommend her :) Read less
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lindsey
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.8/5.0
Alison & Distinctive Floral Design did an amazing job with the flowers for my wedding. From our first meeting to the wedding day, Alison and her staff were wonderful to work with. Alison's friendly attitude puts you completely at ease and you just know you're wedding flowers will be perfect. I especially appreciate the fact that Alison never pushed more flowers on us. She was completely honest about what would be reasonable and was willing to work within our budget (even helping us cut costs a bit). Alison responded promptly to all of our emails and worked to find substitutions when the flowers we originally had planned to use could not be purchased. We loved working with Distinctive Floral Design and would highly recommend this vendor to any bride! Thank you Alison for doing a superb job!
Alison & Distinctive Floral Design did an amazing job with the flowers for my wedding. From our first meeting to the Read more...
Alison & Distinctive Floral Design did an amazing job with the flowers for my wedding. From our first meeting to the wedding day, Alison and her staff were wonderful to work with. Alison's friendly attitude puts you completely at ease and you just know you're wedding flowers will be perfect. I especially appreciate the fact that Alison never pushed more flowers on us. She was completely honest about what would be reasonable and was willing to work within our budget (even helping us cut costs a bit). Alison responded promptly to all of our emails and worked to find substitutions when the flowers we originally had planned to use could not be purchased. We loved working with Distinctive Floral Design and would highly recommend this vendor to any bride! Thank you Alison for doing a superb job! Read less
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BlueEyedBride08
Wedding:
10/17/2009
4.8/5.0
Alison was really great to work with! She met me for coffee and just casually talked about our wedding plans. She was legitimately interested in our plans, colors, and design ideas. Although I didn't have a specific floral budget in mind, from all my research, the flowers were the most shocking prices. Alison was really helpful in working with me to find a happy medium with the design I wanted and the price my parents were willing to pay! :) We ended up having very stunning flowers (long stemmed ivory calla lillies for the girls, mango calla lillies for me and very unique tiger orchids for the tables). The satin ribbon wrapping on the bouquets really added a very nice detail and coordinated perfectly with the other colors of our wedding.

Alison was great to work with, and very patient with me as I questioned about every type of flower arrangement possible. The results were great. I would definitely recommend Distinctive Floral!
Alison was really great to work with! She met me for coffee and just casually talked about our wedding plans. She was Read more...
Alison was really great to work with! She met me for coffee and just casually talked about our wedding plans. She was legitimately interested in our plans, colors, and design ideas. Although I didn't have a specific floral budget in mind, from all my research, the flowers were the most shocking prices. Alison was really helpful in working with me to find a happy medium with the design I wanted and the price my parents were willing to pay! :) We ended up having very stunning flowers (long stemmed ivory calla lillies for the girls, mango calla lillies for me and very unique tiger orchids for the tables). The satin ribbon wrapping on the bouquets really added a very nice detail and coordinated perfectly with the other colors of our wedding.

Alison was great to work with, and very patient with me as I questioned about every type of flower arrangement possible. The results were great. I would definitely recommend Distinctive Floral! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
6/24/2006
4.8/5.0
Alison has quite a talent with flowers. She was very pleasant and professional.
Alison has quite a talent with flowers. She was very pleasant and professional.
Alison has quite a talent with flowers. She was very pleasant and professional. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
DFD was a joy to work with. Alison was so kind to invite me over to her home to discuss ideas. Alison was the vendor with the quickest response to my questions! She was very patient with my indecisiveness with my centerpieces and even sent me pictures of a demo for free.
I was very happy with my flowers the day of my wedding. My bouquet was a little different than I had imagined, but they turned out beautiful in pictures. Regardless, Alison has very fine taste!
Although I felt that the flowers were overpriced, that seems to be everywhere in the wedding business...If you want nice flowers, you'll just have to spend more money....
Thank you Alison! I am getting many compliments on my photos because of the beautiful colors in it.
DFD was a joy to work with. Alison was so kind to invite me over to her home to discuss ideas. Alison was the vendor with Read more...
DFD was a joy to work with. Alison was so kind to invite me over to her home to discuss ideas. Alison was the vendor with the quickest response to my questions! She was very patient with my indecisiveness with my centerpieces and even sent me pictures of a demo for free.
I was very happy with my flowers the day of my wedding. My bouquet was a little different than I had imagined, but they turned out beautiful in pictures. Regardless, Alison has very fine taste!
Although I felt that the flowers were overpriced, that seems to be everywhere in the wedding business...If you want nice flowers, you'll just have to spend more money....
Thank you Alison! I am getting many compliments on my photos because of the beautiful colors in it. Read less
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pelias
Wedding:
5/28/2011
4.6/5.0
The flowers for our wedding were fabulous. We didn't have a very clear idea of what we wanted out of our flowers, but rather a feeling we wanted to convey. Alison was responsive, creative, and definitely made that feeling happen for us on our wedding day.

Eight years before our wedding Alison created the flowers for my sister's wedding. Two years after mine she'll do the flowers for my other sister.
The flowers for our wedding were fabulous. We didn't have a very clear idea of what we wanted out of our flowers, but Read more...
The flowers for our wedding were fabulous. We didn't have a very clear idea of what we wanted out of our flowers, but rather a feeling we wanted to convey. Alison was responsive, creative, and definitely made that feeling happen for us on our wedding day.

Eight years before our wedding Alison created the flowers for my sister's wedding. Two years after mine she'll do the flowers for my other sister. Read less
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Ed
Wedding:
6/13/2009
3.9/5.0
Alison was great. She was very patient in working with us to finalize the budget. The flowers were excellent and exactly what we were looking for. We would recommend her without reservation.
Alison was great. She was very patient in working with us to finalize the budget. The flowers were excellent and exactly Read more...
Alison was great. She was very patient in working with us to finalize the budget. The flowers were excellent and exactly what we were looking for. We would recommend her without reservation. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.0/5.0
The flowers were beautiful once Alison and her staff corrected a mistake early in the day.
The flowers were beautiful once Alison and her staff corrected a mistake early in the day.
The flowers were beautiful once Alison and her staff corrected a mistake early in the day. Read less
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