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Gil Sosa

Miami

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Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!!!! Gill took my dream set up and made it a reality. It was a pleasure working with him and his team. He knew exactly what I wanted, even when it was hard to describe.
AMAZING!!!! Gill took my dream set up and made it a reality. It was a pleasure working with him and his team. He knew Read more...
AMAZING!!!! Gill took my dream set up and made it a reality. It was a pleasure working with him and his team. He knew exactly what I wanted, even when it was hard to describe. Read less
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Cherie
Wedding:
9/6/2013
0.9/5.0
Let me start off by saying that I was very excited to work with this vendor. I read his reviews and was quite impressed. I emailed him several images of flowers and decor I wanted to incorporate into my wedding. He emailed me weeks later telling me he would work on a proposal. He never did. My fiancé and I flew into town to meet with Gil. We spent about an hour going over the decor elements of our big day. He told my fiancé, wedding planner and myself he could give us everything we wanted within our budget. The following day he submitted a proposal for DOUBLE our budget. He "worked" with us by removing crucial elements of the design bringing the price down by only $200. I would NOT recommend this vendor. He is not honest nor genuine.
Let me start off by saying that I was very excited to work with this vendor. I read his reviews and was quite impressed. I Read more...
Let me start off by saying that I was very excited to work with this vendor. I read his reviews and was quite impressed. I emailed him several images of flowers and decor I wanted to incorporate into my wedding. He emailed me weeks later telling me he would work on a proposal. He never did. My fiancé and I flew into town to meet with Gil. We spent about an hour going over the decor elements of our big day. He told my fiancé, wedding planner and myself he could give us everything we wanted within our budget. The following day he submitted a proposal for DOUBLE our budget. He "worked" with us by removing crucial elements of the design bringing the price down by only $200. I would NOT recommend this vendor. He is not honest nor genuine. Read less
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Tai
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Gil Sosa is brilliant at what he does with flowers. We used him for our wedding flowers, including an arch for the ceremony, bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres, hair pieces, and even an amazing floating arrangement for the pool! He had great prices for arrangements that looked like they should cost triple what he charges! Gil was always highly responsive and attentive to our requests, on time for all meetings and set-up on the day of the wedding, and an all around wonderful person to work with. Although my mother and I had very different views as to all things wedding-related, he was able to take both of our tastes and merge them seamlessly into a final look that was both elegant (my mother) yet exotic and a sort-of organized chaos (me)... I don't know how he did it, but all of the flowers were absolutely beautiful and everything that was promised was indeed delivered. Huge Thanks to Gil Sosa and his team for making my wedding brilliant.
Gil Sosa is brilliant at what he does with flowers. We used him for our wedding flowers, including an arch for the Read more...
Gil Sosa is brilliant at what he does with flowers. We used him for our wedding flowers, including an arch for the ceremony, bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres, hair pieces, and even an amazing floating arrangement for the pool! He had great prices for arrangements that looked like they should cost triple what he charges! Gil was always highly responsive and attentive to our requests, on time for all meetings and set-up on the day of the wedding, and an all around wonderful person to work with. Although my mother and I had very different views as to all things wedding-related, he was able to take both of our tastes and merge them seamlessly into a final look that was both elegant (my mother) yet exotic and a sort-of organized chaos (me)... I don't know how he did it, but all of the flowers were absolutely beautiful and everything that was promised was indeed delivered. Huge Thanks to Gil Sosa and his team for making my wedding brilliant. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
12/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Gil Sosa is Amazing!! I canceled my contract with another florist and went to gil one month before my wedding!!!! WOW!!!! SO GLAD I DID THAT!!! I was blown away by his service, knowledge, and the quality of their beaaautiful floral arrangements! Gil will go above and beyond to make sure you have exactly what you want with no added stress. The bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres, and cocktail hour arrangements that Gil made for our wedding were incredible--so much more than I imagined. Take it from a super picky bride--Gil will work tirelessly to make sure they give you flowers that are what you wanted, but even better, and will ensure that your wedding day or event is completely stress-free.!!!! I highly recommend Gil!!! Thank you Gil!
Gil Sosa is Amazing!! I canceled my contract with another florist and went to gil one month before my wedding!!!! WOW!!!! Read more...
Gil Sosa is Amazing!! I canceled my contract with another florist and went to gil one month before my wedding!!!! WOW!!!! SO GLAD I DID THAT!!! I was blown away by his service, knowledge, and the quality of their beaaautiful floral arrangements! Gil will go above and beyond to make sure you have exactly what you want with no added stress. The bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres, and cocktail hour arrangements that Gil made for our wedding were incredible--so much more than I imagined. Take it from a super picky bride--Gil will work tirelessly to make sure they give you flowers that are what you wanted, but even better, and will ensure that your wedding day or event is completely stress-free.!!!! I highly recommend Gil!!! Thank you Gil! Read less
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Esther
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
The flowers Gil and his team arranged for my wedding at the Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables, November 24, 2012, were absolutely spectacular. Everyone who attended had something to say about the AMAZING, gorgeous arrangements he made, from 5 feet tall centerpieces to the smaller arrangements made in the cocktail room. The attention to detail was wonderful; he had everything under control and left me worry-free! Definitely hire Gil for your wedding. He and his team are SUPERB! He also did a fantastic job at my niece's wedding October 14th of this year. He even brings his own water! -Esther Martinez
The flowers Gil and his team arranged for my wedding at the Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables, November 24, 2012, were Read more...
The flowers Gil and his team arranged for my wedding at the Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables, November 24, 2012, were absolutely spectacular. Everyone who attended had something to say about the AMAZING, gorgeous arrangements he made, from 5 feet tall centerpieces to the smaller arrangements made in the cocktail room. The attention to detail was wonderful; he had everything under control and left me worry-free! Definitely hire Gil for your wedding. He and his team are SUPERB! He also did a fantastic job at my niece's wedding October 14th of this year. He even brings his own water! -Esther Martinez Read less
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Danette
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
There are no words to express how amazingly talented Gil is. He is a true artist that will deliver the most gorgeous flowers on your wedding day. I knew that he would be able to create something spectacular, and so I left the majority of floral decisions in the hands of the expertise. When I met with Gil, he got a feel for the colors and style I was going for and even gave me suggestions on linens that would work best. He was also available via phone whenever I needed him. My ceremony decorations, centerpieces, bouquet, bridal party flowers, sign in table arrangement, cake, and cocktail flowers were jaw dropping! I was so happy that he was available to personally deliver the bouquets for me and my girls, since I jumped up and down and hugged him over and over. I could not be happier and will be forever thankful. You will surely not be disappointed.
There are no words to express how amazingly talented Gil is. He is a true artist that will deliver the most gorgeous Read more...
There are no words to express how amazingly talented Gil is. He is a true artist that will deliver the most gorgeous flowers on your wedding day. I knew that he would be able to create something spectacular, and so I left the majority of floral decisions in the hands of the expertise. When I met with Gil, he got a feel for the colors and style I was going for and even gave me suggestions on linens that would work best. He was also available via phone whenever I needed him. My ceremony decorations, centerpieces, bouquet, bridal party flowers, sign in table arrangement, cake, and cocktail flowers were jaw dropping! I was so happy that he was available to personally deliver the bouquets for me and my girls, since I jumped up and down and hugged him over and over. I could not be happier and will be forever thankful. You will surely not be disappointed. Read less
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Flor
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Flowers are one of the most important part of your decor. Gil Sosa desgins was INCREDIBLE!!! I gave him an idea of what I wanted and he went above and beyond for me. I will be forever grateful for his kindness. My centerpieces were amazing, he is extremely talented and reasonably priced. His professionalism and service to his clients is very hard to find. I would highly recommend him to everyone, if you are looking for a florist you MUST meet with him. He is AWESOME!!!!!
Flowers are one of the most important part of your decor. Gil Sosa desgins was INCREDIBLE!!! I gave him an idea of what I Read more...
Flowers are one of the most important part of your decor. Gil Sosa desgins was INCREDIBLE!!! I gave him an idea of what I wanted and he went above and beyond for me. I will be forever grateful for his kindness. My centerpieces were amazing, he is extremely talented and reasonably priced. His professionalism and service to his clients is very hard to find. I would highly recommend him to everyone, if you are looking for a florist you MUST meet with him. He is AWESOME!!!!! Read less
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Daphne
Wedding:
5/27/2012
1.8/5.0
If I had to do it over again, I would pay a little more to get better service. Gil's prices are low but in my experience, you get what you pay for.

The day of my wedding, my bouquet, bridesmailds bouquets, bouteniers and mother's corsage arrived to my hotel about 1 hour before the wedding. To my horror all the flowers were wilted and smelled terrible. I immediately called the person who delivered them and he returned. He tried to do the best he could to cut most of the dead flowers off but he told me I would have to settle this with Gil the next day. They even forgot one of my bridesmaids bouquets. Luckily she was able to use the throw away bouquet but it also was also decaying.

The arrangements that were prepared for the church were not what I discussed with Gil. I told him no Lily's as they remind me of death and I am allergic to them. I asked for colorful hydrangeas and pale color roses. Well, I got white hydrangeas and lily's. It is such a helpless feeling when you want one thing and the day of event end up with something else and have no recourse.

After the wedding, I contacted Gil and he told me that his refrigerator broke the weekend of my wedding and that is why the flowers wilted. He was sorry but because my wedding was so small, it didn't get the attention it deserved. He had been out of town that weekend and wasn't able to deal with it. He did return the money for the bouquets, bouteniers, mothers corsage and church displays but that doesn't take away the embarassment I felt as I had to give these items to my family and friends. All my pictures show people wearing wilted and/or dead flowers.

My best advise, pay a little more and get what you want. Read your contracts carefully and buyer beware.
If I had to do it over again, I would pay a little more to get better service. Gil's prices are low but in my experience, Read more...
If I had to do it over again, I would pay a little more to get better service. Gil's prices are low but in my experience, you get what you pay for.

The day of my wedding, my bouquet, bridesmailds bouquets, bouteniers and mother's corsage arrived to my hotel about 1 hour before the wedding. To my horror all the flowers were wilted and smelled terrible. I immediately called the person who delivered them and he returned. He tried to do the best he could to cut most of the dead flowers off but he told me I would have to settle this with Gil the next day. They even forgot one of my bridesmaids bouquets. Luckily she was able to use the throw away bouquet but it also was also decaying.

The arrangements that were prepared for the church were not what I discussed with Gil. I told him no Lily's as they remind me of death and I am allergic to them. I asked for colorful hydrangeas and pale color roses. Well, I got white hydrangeas and lily's. It is such a helpless feeling when you want one thing and the day of event end up with something else and have no recourse.

After the wedding, I contacted Gil and he told me that his refrigerator broke the weekend of my wedding and that is why the flowers wilted. He was sorry but because my wedding was so small, it didn't get the attention it deserved. He had been out of town that weekend and wasn't able to deal with it. He did return the money for the bouquets, bouteniers, mothers corsage and church displays but that doesn't take away the embarassment I felt as I had to give these items to my family and friends. All my pictures show people wearing wilted and/or dead flowers.

My best advise, pay a little more and get what you want. Read your contracts carefully and buyer beware. Read less
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JesFeli
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Gil Sosa provided the most beautiful arrangements!! His work is amazing and very elegant, can't go wrong.
Gil Sosa provided the most beautiful arrangements!! His work is amazing and very elegant, can't go wrong.
Gil Sosa provided the most beautiful arrangements!! His work is amazing and very elegant, can't go wrong. Read less
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Janette
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
The flowers at my wedding looked amazing. Gil is very creative and does great work. He is also very reasonably priced. I highly recommend him to all brides!
The flowers at my wedding looked amazing. Gil is very creative and does great work. He is also very reasonably priced. I Read more...
The flowers at my wedding looked amazing. Gil is very creative and does great work. He is also very reasonably priced. I highly recommend him to all brides! Read less
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Windy
Wedding:
3/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Gil has a beautiful imagination. When I met him I was under the impression that the photos I had seen of his work was created by this God awful wedding planner I had named Justine. But that's not the case. She totally passed it off like she had something to do with the work that he did but this man is PHENOMENAL!!! He is very accommodating to his client's needs from concept to finances, he is able to create master pieces with very little direction given. After I fired my wedding planner, he was in constant communication with me regarding my order and patiently sat with me for 2 hours to create a fairy tale wedding. I am so grateful for his team and his time.

Thank you Gil for making our day so special.
Windy and Kerrol
Gil has a beautiful imagination. When I met him I was under the impression that the photos I had seen of his work was Read more...
Gil has a beautiful imagination. When I met him I was under the impression that the photos I had seen of his work was created by this God awful wedding planner I had named Justine. But that's not the case. She totally passed it off like she had something to do with the work that he did but this man is PHENOMENAL!!! He is very accommodating to his client's needs from concept to finances, he is able to create master pieces with very little direction given. After I fired my wedding planner, he was in constant communication with me regarding my order and patiently sat with me for 2 hours to create a fairy tale wedding. I am so grateful for his team and his time.

Thank you Gil for making our day so special.
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Suzanne
Wedding:
7/29/2011
3.9/5.0
I used Gil for my bouquet, bridesmaids' bouquet, and all the boutineers. My bouquet was absolutely gorgeous. Better than I could have imagine. He had a great eye for what looks good and was able to design it with the colors and flowers I liked. The boutineers were simple but elegant. My bridesmaids' bouquet and my mother's wrist corsage were not what I ordered. I wanted mini callas for my bridesmaids' bouquet and I got calla lillies. It was not a big difference in flowers (except for the size) but it was not what I ordered. The flowers still looked great with my bridesmaids. My mom's corsage was supposed to be a wrist corsage but it came as a pinned corsage. She could not use the pin corsage because of the style of her dress. We were able to salvage the corsage by using a bracelet to make it a wrist corsage. Otherwise, all the flowers were fresh and beautiful.
I used Gil for my bouquet, bridesmaids' bouquet, and all the boutineers. My bouquet was absolutely gorgeous. Better than I Read more...
I used Gil for my bouquet, bridesmaids' bouquet, and all the boutineers. My bouquet was absolutely gorgeous. Better than I could have imagine. He had a great eye for what looks good and was able to design it with the colors and flowers I liked. The boutineers were simple but elegant. My bridesmaids' bouquet and my mother's wrist corsage were not what I ordered. I wanted mini callas for my bridesmaids' bouquet and I got calla lillies. It was not a big difference in flowers (except for the size) but it was not what I ordered. The flowers still looked great with my bridesmaids. My mom's corsage was supposed to be a wrist corsage but it came as a pinned corsage. She could not use the pin corsage because of the style of her dress. We were able to salvage the corsage by using a bracelet to make it a wrist corsage. Otherwise, all the flowers were fresh and beautiful. Read less
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NickyLLopez
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
My flowers, by Gil, were beautiful!!!! Gil did such an amazing job! The reception ballroom was absolutely breathtaking! Everybody loved the arrangements. I still get compliments about them.
My flowers, by Gil, were beautiful!!!! Gil did such an amazing job! The reception ballroom was absolutely breathtaking! Read more...
My flowers, by Gil, were beautiful!!!! Gil did such an amazing job! The reception ballroom was absolutely breathtaking! Everybody loved the arrangements. I still get compliments about them. Read less
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Liljene
Wedding:
5/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Gil, hands down has the best work for the best price! He had done my cousins wedding and she recommended him, my centerpieces were gorgeous,
I had both tall and short centerpieces and they were beautiful. My family members all asked me who had done my flowers they all talked about how beautiful they were. Gil is also very easy to work with, he stays within your budget, and give you the best for your money.

Definitely recommend him!!!

Thanks Gil!!
Gil, hands down has the best work for the best price! He had done my cousins wedding and she recommended him, my Read more...
Gil, hands down has the best work for the best price! He had done my cousins wedding and she recommended him, my centerpieces were gorgeous,
I had both tall and short centerpieces and they were beautiful. My family members all asked me who had done my flowers they all talked about how beautiful they were. Gil is also very easy to work with, he stays within your budget, and give you the best for your money.

Definitely recommend him!!!

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jennifersilveira
Wedding:
12/11/2010
4.1/5.0
I knew what I wanted and Gil gave it to me. It was a quick in-and-out but he was very professional and everything came out just as I wanted.
I knew what I wanted and Gil gave it to me. It was a quick in-and-out but he was very professional and everything came out Read more...
I knew what I wanted and Gil gave it to me. It was a quick in-and-out but he was very professional and everything came out just as I wanted. Read less
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Marlene
Wedding:
11/20/2010
4.8/5.0
Gil is amazing! He is a master at what he does!!! He may not be the most responsive vendor but like many other brides have said..."HE DELIVERS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY!!!" Great value, great cost, creative, and tasteful. I loved my centerpieces, ceremony decor (including chuppah), BM bouquets, and boutonnieres. The only thing that I was not 100% satisfied with was my bouquet. I ordered a bouquet of white roses and orchids with a few fuschia (deep plum) cally lillies...the roses and orchids were beautiful but the callas were dipped in some sort of reddish paint or something which started chipping a bit during our pre-ceremony pictures. It still came out looking beautiful in the pics though so no biggie =) Just make sure if you're asking for a certain color of callas that you see it ahead of time.
Gil is amazing! He is a master at what he does!!! He may not be the most responsive vendor but like many other brides have Read more...
Gil is amazing! He is a master at what he does!!! He may not be the most responsive vendor but like many other brides have said..."HE DELIVERS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY!!!" Great value, great cost, creative, and tasteful. I loved my centerpieces, ceremony decor (including chuppah), BM bouquets, and boutonnieres. The only thing that I was not 100% satisfied with was my bouquet. I ordered a bouquet of white roses and orchids with a few fuschia (deep plum) cally lillies...the roses and orchids were beautiful but the callas were dipped in some sort of reddish paint or something which started chipping a bit during our pre-ceremony pictures. It still came out looking beautiful in the pics though so no biggie =) Just make sure if you're asking for a certain color of callas that you see it ahead of time. Read less
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nathalie
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Wow is all i can say. When i walked into my wedding reception i was beyond words!! Gil is gifted!! He definately knows how to make a bride happy. I strongly recommend you book him today!!!
Wow is all i can say. When i walked into my wedding reception i was beyond words!! Gil is gifted!! He definately knows how Read more...
Wow is all i can say. When i walked into my wedding reception i was beyond words!! Gil is gifted!! He definately knows how to make a bride happy. I strongly recommend you book him today!!! Read less
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Chantalle
Wedding:
6/12/2010
4.6/5.0
Like everyone below, YES Gil isn't the best at keeping in touch, but my God he does deliver and more. I truly enjoyed working with Gil, bc as an artist myself, I think you should allow an artist to work and give opinions themselves. Alot of brides have these ideas in their mind of what they want and sometimes can be quite picky, but as an artist myself, if I feel something would look better, please allow me to do my work! I truly feel that Gil would never purposely do something different to ruin your day, only to help your day be more special.

I researched with 3 different flower vendors before I met with Gil, in my mind, I felt that Gil was the best for last. No one truly understood what I was looking for, instead they all showed me a bunch of pictures of previous weddings and put down the same centerpieces for my final proposal. I was not disappointed, but def wasn't pleased. Once I met with Gil, I described I wanted a "Phillip Starck" design, I showed him pictures so he can understand the flowers I wanted to use, but he immediately took my ideas to the drawing board and came up with beautiful designs. I remember leaving that meeting and was a little sad because there was no way that I could get everything he had explained to me under my budget. My quote came in through email, but 3 days after that, and I was more than excited to use him as my flower vendor. 6 months later, I came up with other ideas I wanted to use and different flower trends I was interested in. I contacted Gil and he explained he was able to meet a month later, but being a very relaxed bride, I was more than willing to wait. Once our meeting came, we drew different designs including designing a fabulous glass sweetheart table and a really cool idea for the place card table, all under my budget!!! Weeks leading up to my event, I had not given a deposit for his services, in which he was not pushy at all for it, but I did feel bad and I wanted to pay something just to get it over with. It wasn't easy getting a meeting just to give the deposit, but eventually worked out. It was 2 weeks before the big day and I had not seen a flower sample yet, I am not pushy at all so I hired Jackie Ohh Events to take care of all my vendor follow ups, etc. She delivered and the same day I spoke to Gil and made an appointment for the following Wednesday. She accompanied me to my flower meeting and they both gave in ideas to which they came up with a beautiful design that I loved and was a little different from my final proposal.

Day of wedding, Gil had delivered my flowers and was setting up the venues hours before the wedding started. While I was getting my hair done Jackie handed me my bouquet and I was completely in love, I even teared upon seeing it. I wanted a hand picked cluster of peonies in blushing bride color and that was exactly what I got. It was so gorgeous my girls were loving it. I saw my girls babies breath bouquets and didn't love them, but they weren't bad. Just wish they were a little bit larger in scale, but they seemed to like it, so I didn't say anything.

My ceremony flowers were beautiful as well, a large cluster of hydrangeas and babies breath, with some added lilies that I did not pay for! I was excited to see my reception because Jackie said they had some surprises for me. When I saw my cocktail decor, I almost cried, Gil added so much more than I had asked for. He knew I wanted the black chandeliar look and brought in his own black candelabras and added it to my decor. My placecard table was gorgeous with some added mirrors that I wanted and these beautifully designed Callas in black vases, just beautiful. As I walked into my ballroom, I was completely in awe. I had 3 different centerpiece designs and I could not be happier. They was an array of different vases that looked so unique and very Starck! My favorite of them all was my sweetheart table, it was more than what I asked for. Since I had some left over peonies (my fave flower) he placed them on my table, I was in love! I was so happy because I was not able to afford peonies other than my bouquet and he added it to my table, just perfect! He also added a very cool black glass candelabra on my table to add to the black and white theme I had going. I was very happy with everything and seriously will use Gil for any event I have in the future.

If you are picky and require lots of attention, then he is not the guy for you. But if you are relaxed and don't mind allowing others to give ideas and opinions, then Gil is the guy for you!
Like everyone below, YES Gil isn't the best at keeping in touch, but my God he does deliver and more. I truly enjoyed Read more...
Like everyone below, YES Gil isn't the best at keeping in touch, but my God he does deliver and more. I truly enjoyed working with Gil, bc as an artist myself, I think you should allow an artist to work and give opinions themselves. Alot of brides have these ideas in their mind of what they want and sometimes can be quite picky, but as an artist myself, if I feel something would look better, please allow me to do my work! I truly feel that Gil would never purposely do something different to ruin your day, only to help your day be more special.

I researched with 3 different flower vendors before I met with Gil, in my mind, I felt that Gil was the best for last. No one truly understood what I was looking for, instead they all showed me a bunch of pictures of previous weddings and put down the same centerpieces for my final proposal. I was not disappointed, but def wasn't pleased. Once I met with Gil, I described I wanted a "Phillip Starck" design, I showed him pictures so he can understand the flowers I wanted to use, but he immediately took my ideas to the drawing board and came up with beautiful designs. I remember leaving that meeting and was a little sad because there was no way that I could get everything he had explained to me under my budget. My quote came in through email, but 3 days after that, and I was more than excited to use him as my flower vendor. 6 months later, I came up with other ideas I wanted to use and different flower trends I was interested in. I contacted Gil and he explained he was able to meet a month later, but being a very relaxed bride, I was more than willing to wait. Once our meeting came, we drew different designs including designing a fabulous glass sweetheart table and a really cool idea for the place card table, all under my budget!!! Weeks leading up to my event, I had not given a deposit for his services, in which he was not pushy at all for it, but I did feel bad and I wanted to pay something just to get it over with. It wasn't easy getting a meeting just to give the deposit, but eventually worked out. It was 2 weeks before the big day and I had not seen a flower sample yet, I am not pushy at all so I hired Jackie Ohh Events to take care of all my vendor follow ups, etc. She delivered and the same day I spoke to Gil and made an appointment for the following Wednesday. She accompanied me to my flower meeting and they both gave in ideas to which they came up with a beautiful design that I loved and was a little different from my final proposal.

Day of wedding, Gil had delivered my flowers and was setting up the venues hours before the wedding started. While I was getting my hair done Jackie handed me my bouquet and I was completely in love, I even teared upon seeing it. I wanted a hand picked cluster of peonies in blushing bride color and that was exactly what I got. It was so gorgeous my girls were loving it. I saw my girls babies breath bouquets and didn't love them, but they weren't bad. Just wish they were a little bit larger in scale, but they seemed to like it, so I didn't say anything.

My ceremony flowers were beautiful as well, a large cluster of hydrangeas and babies breath, with some added lilies that I did not pay for! I was excited to see my reception because Jackie said they had some surprises for me. When I saw my cocktail decor, I almost cried, Gil added so much more than I had asked for. He knew I wanted the black chandeliar look and brought in his own black candelabras and added it to my decor. My placecard table was gorgeous with some added mirrors that I wanted and these beautifully designed Callas in black vases, just beautiful. As I walked into my ballroom, I was completely in awe. I had 3 different centerpiece designs and I could not be happier. They was an array of different vases that looked so unique and very Starck! My favorite of them all was my sweetheart table, it was more than what I asked for. Since I had some left over peonies (my fave flower) he placed them on my table, I was in love! I was so happy because I was not able to afford peonies other than my bouquet and he added it to my table, just perfect! He also added a very cool black glass candelabra on my table to add to the black and white theme I had going. I was very happy with everything and seriously will use Gil for any event I have in the future.

If you are picky and require lots of attention, then he is not the guy for you. But if you are relaxed and don't mind allowing others to give ideas and opinions, then Gil is the guy for you! Read less
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Vigi76
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.6/5.0
Gil was amazing. Everyone commented how beautiful the flowers were. The centerpieces were huge but not overpowering. After I had my trial with him, I was so excited and knew I was in good hands. He far exceeded my expectations.
Gil was amazing. Everyone commented how beautiful the flowers were. The centerpieces were huge but not overpowering. After Read more...
Gil was amazing. Everyone commented how beautiful the flowers were. The centerpieces were huge but not overpowering. After I had my trial with him, I was so excited and knew I was in good hands. He far exceeded my expectations. Read less
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jssoto82
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.4/5.0
Flowers : Gil Sosa A+++
Amazing, talented, creative, magician! These are the best words to describe him. He gives you a great product, high quality flowers, for a low budget price. However: DISCLAIMER: Gil is not the type of vendor to hold your hand throughout the process. If you need that type of attention- then maybe he is not the vendor for you. I never had a problem with Gil responding to me or answering emails or phone calls. He always got back to me and always was very honest with me. My flowers were all so beautiful. Very fresh & colorful! Gil’s contracts & quotes are very detailed and even include pictures- which I loved because I was able to give that to Karla and she knew what to expect for my flowers. My centerpieces were not exactly what was discussed, however, he also did all HIGHs instead of HIGHs & LOWs – which was to my advantage and benefit. He also added orchids on each guests napkin. I told Gil many times, that HE IS THE EXPERT and I trust that he was going to do a wonderful job. My goal was to have beautiful flowers and amazing décor and he delivered that. I got the flower types & colors I wanted, our guests were amazed at the flowers- and that is all that matters.
Flowers : Gil Sosa A+++
Amazing, talented, creative, magician! These are the best words to describe him. He gives you Read more...
Flowers : Gil Sosa A+++
Amazing, talented, creative, magician! These are the best words to describe him. He gives you a great product, high quality flowers, for a low budget price. However: DISCLAIMER: Gil is not the type of vendor to hold your hand throughout the process. If you need that type of attention- then maybe he is not the vendor for you. I never had a problem with Gil responding to me or answering emails or phone calls. He always got back to me and always was very honest with me. My flowers were all so beautiful. Very fresh & colorful! Gil’s contracts & quotes are very detailed and even include pictures- which I loved because I was able to give that to Karla and she knew what to expect for my flowers. My centerpieces were not exactly what was discussed, however, he also did all HIGHs instead of HIGHs & LOWs – which was to my advantage and benefit. He also added orchids on each guests napkin. I told Gil many times, that HE IS THE EXPERT and I trust that he was going to do a wonderful job. My goal was to have beautiful flowers and amazing décor and he delivered that. I got the flower types & colors I wanted, our guests were amazed at the flowers- and that is all that matters. Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
4/10/2010
2.9/5.0
I read the reviews before-hand about Gil and was a little apprehensive. I have a co-worker who has two friends that used him and had the same reaction; terrible communicator but an artist at a reasonable price. I agree. Not the best communicator but did deliver good work.
I provided the glassware and he mentioned they were smaller than he anticipated. I felt he should've then suggested he would provide more flowers or lower the cost. He didn't suggest either.
He also wasn't there the day-of. They workers he had on-site didn't set up on-time either. They were setting up the ceremony when the guests started arriving.
Ultimately, my husband and I were pleased.
I read the reviews before-hand about Gil and was a little apprehensive. I have a co-worker who has two friends that used Read more...
I read the reviews before-hand about Gil and was a little apprehensive. I have a co-worker who has two friends that used him and had the same reaction; terrible communicator but an artist at a reasonable price. I agree. Not the best communicator but did deliver good work.
I provided the glassware and he mentioned they were smaller than he anticipated. I felt he should've then suggested he would provide more flowers or lower the cost. He didn't suggest either.
He also wasn't there the day-of. They workers he had on-site didn't set up on-time either. They were setting up the ceremony when the guests started arriving.
Ultimately, my husband and I were pleased. Read less
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Rica
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.8/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Gil. His work speaks for itself. Great Value for cost, and he was very flexible. Our ceremony decor and reception decor was fabulous.
It was a pleasure working with Gil. His work speaks for itself. Great Value for cost, and he was very flexible. Our Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Gil. His work speaks for itself. Great Value for cost, and he was very flexible. Our ceremony decor and reception decor was fabulous. Read less
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questvjc
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Gils magic can make anyones dream a reality. From listening to showing you his great ideas to working with your budget and achieving your flower dreams. Gil is the person for anyones budget and for there dream.
Gils magic can make anyones dream a reality. From listening to showing you his great ideas to working with your budget and Read more...
Gils magic can make anyones dream a reality. From listening to showing you his great ideas to working with your budget and achieving your flower dreams. Gil is the person for anyones budget and for there dream. Read less
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yellowpez
Wedding:
3/21/2010
3.6/5.0
Some of you that are considering Gil Sosa as a florist are probably nervous due to the reports of lack of communication and whatnot. This was also a feeling I shared. However, Gill WILL come through and he will do so magnificently. That man is an artist.

Yes, he sometimes will get details incorrect on the contract. Yes, he will sometimes be late during your first meetings and trials. But the week prior to the wedding, he’s all yours. I figure he’s the type of guy who focuses intently on one project at a time. When all the bouquets (mine and the BMs) came in the morning of, I was shocked at how beautiful and classy they were. Just the right size, and the colors were perfectly matched.
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Some of you that are considering Gil Sosa as a florist are probably nervous due to the reports of lack of communication and whatnot. This was also a feeling I shared. However, Gill WILL come through and he will do so magnificently. That man is an artist.

Yes, he sometimes will get details incorrect on the contract. Yes, he will sometimes be late during your first meetings and trials. But the week prior to the wedding, he’s all yours. I figure he’s the type of guy who focuses intently on one project at a time. When all the bouquets (mine and the BMs) came in the morning of, I was shocked at how beautiful and classy they were. Just the right size, and the colors were perfectly matched. Read less
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retroqti
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Gil Sosa was my first and only choice for flowers. I had hear a lot of raves about him, and had seen all his masterpieces. He truly has an eye for flowers, and decor. I called him Auguest of 2009 and told him that I was interested in his services for my March 2010 wedding. He quickly jotted me down, and that was that. Due to my hectic schedule, I didn't go visit him for my 1st and last trial till 3 weeks before the wedding. I had no doubt in my mind that he would deliver! I went to his new office, we discussed everything, gave him his deposit. I told him exactly what I wanted, and at what price. I knew I was in good hands! About 2 days before the wedding, I called him and told him that i wasn't going to need 16 tables anymore, so I told him do go ahead and do what he wanted with the rest of the flowers. I told him that I trusted him ,and that I knew you would do something beautiful. Wow! Did he! He made such a beautiful arrangement for my place card table, that people were eyeing it the whole night! It was truly a beautiful masterpiece! Plus made his own touches througout the room.

I highly recommend Gil Sosa. Both him and his team are great people to work with.
Gil Sosa was my first and only choice for flowers. I had hear a lot of raves about him, and had seen all his masterpieces. Read more...
Gil Sosa was my first and only choice for flowers. I had hear a lot of raves about him, and had seen all his masterpieces. He truly has an eye for flowers, and decor. I called him Auguest of 2009 and told him that I was interested in his services for my March 2010 wedding. He quickly jotted me down, and that was that. Due to my hectic schedule, I didn't go visit him for my 1st and last trial till 3 weeks before the wedding. I had no doubt in my mind that he would deliver! I went to his new office, we discussed everything, gave him his deposit. I told him exactly what I wanted, and at what price. I knew I was in good hands! About 2 days before the wedding, I called him and told him that i wasn't going to need 16 tables anymore, so I told him do go ahead and do what he wanted with the rest of the flowers. I told him that I trusted him ,and that I knew you would do something beautiful. Wow! Did he! He made such a beautiful arrangement for my place card table, that people were eyeing it the whole night! It was truly a beautiful masterpiece! Plus made his own touches througout the room.

I highly recommend Gil Sosa. Both him and his team are great people to work with. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
2/28/2010
4.6/5.0
Gil's floral design at my wedding was absolutely BREATHTAKING. I really cannot imagine having had more beautiful arrangements, and I am sooo sooo grateful to him for that. I was completely blown away by how gorgeous everything turned out. I was never worried because I knew he would do a great job, but he really went above and beyond anything I could ever have imagined!!!!

Although Gil is hard to communicate with through email, I did reach him easily on the phone and Karla (Stylish Events) did do a lot of the communicating for me so I didn't have to worry so much about it.
Gil's floral design at my wedding was absolutely BREATHTAKING. I really cannot imagine having had more beautiful Read more...
Gil's floral design at my wedding was absolutely BREATHTAKING. I really cannot imagine having had more beautiful arrangements, and I am sooo sooo grateful to him for that. I was completely blown away by how gorgeous everything turned out. I was never worried because I knew he would do a great job, but he really went above and beyond anything I could ever have imagined!!!!

Although Gil is hard to communicate with through email, I did reach him easily on the phone and Karla (Stylish Events) did do a lot of the communicating for me so I didn't have to worry so much about it. Read less
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Dalie
Wedding:
2/13/2010
2.0/5.0
If I had to do it over again, I would DIY my flowers. Gil's prices are low but in my experience, you get what you pay for.

Gil told me mine was the least expensive wedding he’d done since he was 10 (more or less direct quote). I wanted simplicity and very few flowers both to cut costs and because I like the look. I almost DIY’ed everything but when Gil came in with quote that was just 30% over the cost of DIY (and 30% less than the next lowest florist) I decided to go with him. I was fully expecting that things wouldn’t go 100% as planned based on prior reviews. I had trouble getting a hold of him like I had heard from other brides (Karla helped a lot with communication) and he always took longer than he said he would to respond to my emails. That was par for the course and I figured he would come through on the wedding day so I wasn’t super worried.

I met with him at his house two weeks before my wedding when I was in town. Other than him calling me to come a bit later than we had said originally everything was fine. He wrote down what we wanted (which I had already emailed him several times, with pictures, but I was ok with going over it again in person). He gave me prices which were very reasonable and then he said he would get back to me with a quote the next day.

The quote took a few more days but after a reminder email from me it came. The quote had mis-stated a few things that we had talked about at the meeting (at the meeting I said I hated lilies but he put them in the fountain arrangement; I told him to take them out which he did and they did not end up there) so I made sure to make corrections (this took a few emails). The quote also was $25 more than we had talked about and he had written on the paper. In my reply I said to him that I knew it was $25 more but I was going to accept it (it was still a good price, but I didn’t want it to just think I wasn’t paying attention). The quote said quite a few times that a bouquet would be done “as indicated” which I took to mean that it would be as described in my email. I really should have made him write down every single thing in my email in the quote description.

I ordered 5 bridesmaids hot pink rose bouquets (I said 8” in diameter), one boutonnière for the groom, and one bigger hot pink rose bouquet for me (I said 10” in diameter). I also ordered 50 hot pink orchid stems (the quote said “Sabine fuchsia dendrobium orchid spikes” which is what we had discussed) for Karla to place inside my centerpieces and also the fountain arrangement at the Colonnade, which was supposed to have a “white” theme.

I’ll start with the good on the wedding day. Gil delivered our personal flowers exactly on time. The flowers were mostly what I had ordered: hot pink rose bouquet for me, my bridesmaids and a single hot pink rose boutonnière for my husband. The fountain arrangement at the Colonnade was pretty much exactly what we had talked about, except that he put dark purple orchids instead of white orchids for the “white theme” arrangement. It was a nice arrangement though.

And now to what went wrong. First, the flowers arrived in not so great condition. It was obvious that they had been cut a while ago, they were brown around the edges of the petals and I lost a rose from my bouquet almost immediately upon handling it. One of my bridesmaids’ bouquets lost 1/3 of the roses before the ceremony. Luckily you can’t see any of this from most of the pictures (except the one close-up of my bouquet) but in the video and in some of the pictures you can see the rose petals that have fallen off the bouquets within 1 hour of receiving them and when I entered the reception holding up my bouquet to do the first dance, one of the roses just shot up in the air, which startled some people (I later had to kick it out of the way in the middle of the dance).

My bouquet was GINORMOUS. I had asked for a 10” bouquet for me because I’m 5’3” and I did not want to be overwhelmed by a huge bouquet. I never measured it but from the pictures you can tell that the bouquet is as big as my waist and I do not have a 10” waist. Maybe I shouldn’t be complaining because he gave me more roses but that is just simply not what I asked for. The bouquet weighed a ton and had to have the plastic guard thing so that all these roses could be accommodated. That meant that the plastic guard thing had to be hidden so Gil put tulle underneath the roses. I had to hide the tulle because it was not what I asked for and I think it is absolutely hideous! No offense to anyone, just not my cup of tea. I had asked for the bouquet to be wrapped in ivory/off white satin (very simple) and provided pictures of a bouquet like that, instead mine and my bridesmaids’ bouquets were wrapped with an ivory clear (organza?) ribbon and my bridesmaids’ bouquets had BOWS on them – definitely not in the picture I provided and again something that I personally dislike a GREAT deal. It didn’t seem possible to take them off quickly so I just ignored it and went along with it.

Even the groom’s boutonnière (a single pink rose) had a problem. The boutonnière arrived without a pin to hold it in place, and so we had to go hunting for a safety pin or something to put it on the groom.

I already mentioned the fountain arrangement was roughly what we’d ordered but then also had purple orchids that we had not wanted in there. The same purple orchids were the orchids that we got in the centerpieces, instead of the hot pink orchids that we had ordered. When I asked Gil about it later he said that that is the color that the “hot pink sabine orchids” have during some parts of the year and he has no control over that. However, I was never told this at all, and the orchids that we got were very clearly PURPLE and to me not pink at all (my mom kept some of them so I’ve seen them in various lighting conditions). To me, if there was a possibility (especially as strong a possibility as Gil said in his post-wedding email to me) that the color of the flowers I ordered would not be available I should have been told. I would have never picked PURPLE orchids to put on the tables, I’d much rather had had white! But this was never disclosed to me.

Since I was so disappointed in the flowers, soon after the weddding I sent Gil an email basically listing all my grievances. He replied in what I’d consider a very defensive email (I get it, I was telling him I was disappointed with what I got) and basically saying he’s a professional and that this is what happens and he’s really good and everyone loves him and basically, whatever. He said some of the things I was saying were not in my quote (some of them weren’t, it’s true, but he took so long to get any quote back to me that I didn’t want to go back and forth any more, even though I’d sent him countless emails with the correct information but he’d “summarized” when he put it in the quote. I figured it was no big deal, I figured wrong); for the fountain arrangement he said we’d never said it’d be all white flowers (I don’t know what else “white theme” could mean); and then he said something like yes the roses weren’t the freshest when they arrived to him but that was what he had to work with with and they weren’t that bad anyway. I was not satisfied at all with the email but basically left it there because I just didn’t want to deal with it anymore.
If I had to do it over again, I would DIY my flowers. Gil's prices are low but in my experience, you get what you pay for. Read more...
If I had to do it over again, I would DIY my flowers. Gil's prices are low but in my experience, you get what you pay for.

Gil told me mine was the least expensive wedding he’d done since he was 10 (more or less direct quote). I wanted simplicity and very few flowers both to cut costs and because I like the look. I almost DIY’ed everything but when Gil came in with quote that was just 30% over the cost of DIY (and 30% less than the next lowest florist) I decided to go with him. I was fully expecting that things wouldn’t go 100% as planned based on prior reviews. I had trouble getting a hold of him like I had heard from other brides (Karla helped a lot with communication) and he always took longer than he said he would to respond to my emails. That was par for the course and I figured he would come through on the wedding day so I wasn’t super worried.

I met with him at his house two weeks before my wedding when I was in town. Other than him calling me to come a bit later than we had said originally everything was fine. He wrote down what we wanted (which I had already emailed him several times, with pictures, but I was ok with going over it again in person). He gave me prices which were very reasonable and then he said he would get back to me with a quote the next day.

The quote took a few more days but after a reminder email from me it came. The quote had mis-stated a few things that we had talked about at the meeting (at the meeting I said I hated lilies but he put them in the fountain arrangement; I told him to take them out which he did and they did not end up there) so I made sure to make corrections (this took a few emails). The quote also was $25 more than we had talked about and he had written on the paper. In my reply I said to him that I knew it was $25 more but I was going to accept it (it was still a good price, but I didn’t want it to just think I wasn’t paying attention). The quote said quite a few times that a bouquet would be done “as indicated” which I took to mean that it would be as described in my email. I really should have made him write down every single thing in my email in the quote description.

I ordered 5 bridesmaids hot pink rose bouquets (I said 8” in diameter), one boutonnière for the groom, and one bigger hot pink rose bouquet for me (I said 10” in diameter). I also ordered 50 hot pink orchid stems (the quote said “Sabine fuchsia dendrobium orchid spikes” which is what we had discussed) for Karla to place inside my centerpieces and also the fountain arrangement at the Colonnade, which was supposed to have a “white” theme.

I’ll start with the good on the wedding day. Gil delivered our personal flowers exactly on time. The flowers were mostly what I had ordered: hot pink rose bouquet for me, my bridesmaids and a single hot pink rose boutonnière for my husband. The fountain arrangement at the Colonnade was pretty much exactly what we had talked about, except that he put dark purple orchids instead of white orchids for the “white theme” arrangement. It was a nice arrangement though.

And now to what went wrong. First, the flowers arrived in not so great condition. It was obvious that they had been cut a while ago, they were brown around the edges of the petals and I lost a rose from my bouquet almost immediately upon handling it. One of my bridesmaids’ bouquets lost 1/3 of the roses before the ceremony. Luckily you can’t see any of this from most of the pictures (except the one close-up of my bouquet) but in the video and in some of the pictures you can see the rose petals that have fallen off the bouquets within 1 hour of receiving them and when I entered the reception holding up my bouquet to do the first dance, one of the roses just shot up in the air, which startled some people (I later had to kick it out of the way in the middle of the dance).

My bouquet was GINORMOUS. I had asked for a 10” bouquet for me because I’m 5’3” and I did not want to be overwhelmed by a huge bouquet. I never measured it but from the pictures you can tell that the bouquet is as big as my waist and I do not have a 10” waist. Maybe I shouldn’t be complaining because he gave me more roses but that is just simply not what I asked for. The bouquet weighed a ton and had to have the plastic guard thing so that all these roses could be accommodated. That meant that the plastic guard thing had to be hidden so Gil put tulle underneath the roses. I had to hide the tulle because it was not what I asked for and I think it is absolutely hideous! No offense to anyone, just not my cup of tea. I had asked for the bouquet to be wrapped in ivory/off white satin (very simple) and provided pictures of a bouquet like that, instead mine and my bridesmaids’ bouquets were wrapped with an ivory clear (organza?) ribbon and my bridesmaids’ bouquets had BOWS on them – definitely not in the picture I provided and again something that I personally dislike a GREAT deal. It didn’t seem possible to take them off quickly so I just ignored it and went along with it.

Even the groom’s boutonnière (a single pink rose) had a problem. The boutonnière arrived without a pin to hold it in place, and so we had to go hunting for a safety pin or something to put it on the groom.

I already mentioned the fountain arrangement was roughly what we’d ordered but then also had purple orchids that we had not wanted in there. The same purple orchids were the orchids that we got in the centerpieces, instead of the hot pink orchids that we had ordered. When I asked Gil about it later he said that that is the color that the “hot pink sabine orchids” have during some parts of the year and he has no control over that. However, I was never told this at all, and the orchids that we got were very clearly PURPLE and to me not pink at all (my mom kept some of them so I’ve seen them in various lighting conditions). To me, if there was a possibility (especially as strong a possibility as Gil said in his post-wedding email to me) that the color of the flowers I ordered would not be available I should have been told. I would have never picked PURPLE orchids to put on the tables, I’d much rather had had white! But this was never disclosed to me.

Since I was so disappointed in the flowers, soon after the weddding I sent Gil an email basically listing all my grievances. He replied in what I’d consider a very defensive email (I get it, I was telling him I was disappointed with what I got) and basically saying he’s a professional and that this is what happens and he’s really good and everyone loves him and basically, whatever. He said some of the things I was saying were not in my quote (some of them weren’t, it’s true, but he took so long to get any quote back to me that I didn’t want to go back and forth any more, even though I’d sent him countless emails with the correct information but he’d “summarized” when he put it in the quote. I figured it was no big deal, I figured wrong); for the fountain arrangement he said we’d never said it’d be all white flowers (I don’t know what else “white theme” could mean); and then he said something like yes the roses weren’t the freshest when they arrived to him but that was what he had to work with with and they weren’t that bad anyway. I was not satisfied at all with the email but basically left it there because I just didn’t want to deal with it anymore. Read less
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miamibride
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Gil Sosa was AMAZING. My wedding planner recommended him and had all the contact with him, so I never actually met him or even spoke to him. I found a picture of the prettiest bouquest ever on the web, emailed it to my planner and she used it with Gil Sosa to design all the flowers and decor. I was a little nervous until I got to the church and saw my bouquet. It was even prettier than I imagined and was, in fact, the prettiest bouquest I have ever seen. All of the personal flowers were fantastic. When I got to the reception, I could not believe how pretty the center pieces were. All I can say is that these were all the prettiest flowers I had ever seen. Everyone complimented me on them and asked me who the florist was. I can't recommend him highly enough. Awesome.
Gil Sosa was AMAZING. My wedding planner recommended him and had all the contact with him, so I never actually met him or Read more...
Gil Sosa was AMAZING. My wedding planner recommended him and had all the contact with him, so I never actually met him or even spoke to him. I found a picture of the prettiest bouquest ever on the web, emailed it to my planner and she used it with Gil Sosa to design all the flowers and decor. I was a little nervous until I got to the church and saw my bouquet. It was even prettier than I imagined and was, in fact, the prettiest bouquest I have ever seen. All of the personal flowers were fantastic. When I got to the reception, I could not believe how pretty the center pieces were. All I can say is that these were all the prettiest flowers I had ever seen. Everyone complimented me on them and asked me who the florist was. I can't recommend him highly enough. Awesome. Read less
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enw2005
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to say how AMAZING Gil is.. My fiance and I paid for our wedding, and when we told Gil that he was sooo open to working within our budget. He had the most amazing ideas and transformed my crappy venue into a Mid-Summer nights dream. Day of the wedding he encountered some difficulties with the venue, but he made everything work!! My flowers were unbelievably beautiful, and they were delivered on time and lasted almost an entire month after. I have to say that hiring Gil was one of the best decisions I made when planning my wedding. He was not pushy, overbearing, or bitchy at all. He does amazing work for an amazing price and at the end of the day he goes above and beyond to make you day special...
There are not enough words to say how AMAZING Gil is.. My fiance and I paid for our wedding, and when we told Gil that he Read more...
There are not enough words to say how AMAZING Gil is.. My fiance and I paid for our wedding, and when we told Gil that he was sooo open to working within our budget. He had the most amazing ideas and transformed my crappy venue into a Mid-Summer nights dream. Day of the wedding he encountered some difficulties with the venue, but he made everything work!! My flowers were unbelievably beautiful, and they were delivered on time and lasted almost an entire month after. I have to say that hiring Gil was one of the best decisions I made when planning my wedding. He was not pushy, overbearing, or bitchy at all. He does amazing work for an amazing price and at the end of the day he goes above and beyond to make you day special... Read less
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mrodriguez1285
Wedding:
1/9/2010
3.4/5.0
B I want to start by saying that communication was terrible but I figured I could deal with it since I had heard so many raves about this man. My flower order consisted of 6 table arrangements (I provided most of the vases for the entire decoration), my bouquet, my MOH bouquet, 2 corsages, 4 buttoniers, 2 altar arrangements, 2 coffee table arrangements and 6 cocktail arrangements, a placecard table arrangement and scattered flowers for the cake, nothing was out of the ordinary, and everything was very simple. I paid $2000 for all these flowers and I was disappointed. I got my bouquets in the morning of the wedding and I wasn’t impressed at all! All the roses seemed to be old… The table arrangements were nice but not impressive, it consisted of a tall vase and 3 other vases around it. The surrounding vases were submerged flowers which we never discussed and I don’t even like. The altar arrangements were nice and big, the only thing was that I clearly specified in both of our meetings that I didn’t want cala lilies because those are the flowers that are used for dead people in my country. For the lounge furniture coffee table, I paid $50 for a banana leaf and an orchid. I am not sure I would use Gil again… I realized that because he does this on the side, he doesn’t take the time or care to fully understand what you like and what your expectations are.
B I want to start by saying that communication was terrible but I figured I could deal with it since I had heard so many Read more...
B I want to start by saying that communication was terrible but I figured I could deal with it since I had heard so many raves about this man. My flower order consisted of 6 table arrangements (I provided most of the vases for the entire decoration), my bouquet, my MOH bouquet, 2 corsages, 4 buttoniers, 2 altar arrangements, 2 coffee table arrangements and 6 cocktail arrangements, a placecard table arrangement and scattered flowers for the cake, nothing was out of the ordinary, and everything was very simple. I paid $2000 for all these flowers and I was disappointed. I got my bouquets in the morning of the wedding and I wasn’t impressed at all! All the roses seemed to be old… The table arrangements were nice but not impressive, it consisted of a tall vase and 3 other vases around it. The surrounding vases were submerged flowers which we never discussed and I don’t even like. The altar arrangements were nice and big, the only thing was that I clearly specified in both of our meetings that I didn’t want cala lilies because those are the flowers that are used for dead people in my country. For the lounge furniture coffee table, I paid $50 for a banana leaf and an orchid. I am not sure I would use Gil again… I realized that because he does this on the side, he doesn’t take the time or care to fully understand what you like and what your expectations are. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
To make justice to the quality of the service and flowers we received from Gil, we would have to write a 10 page review, so I will just say that he is not only an amazing person and a pleasure to work with, but also that thanks to him, our venue looked absolutely amazing and was far beyond everything we could have dreamed of.

All our guests complimented us on our decorations, and even now (more than a month after the wedding) we are still hearing about it! The flowers he did for the church ceremony where perfect, my bouquet in cascade was absolutely gorgeous and the bride's bouquets as well. The arrangements in the wedding where just perfect.

Gil worked with our budget so we could get the flowers we really wanted without going overboard. He gave us a crystal clear budget that left no room for unwanted "surprises" and suggested ideas that we thought incredible based on his extensive experience. Since our first meeting, he showed us in person what flowers he would use, and what the arrangements would look like thourgh his organized gallery of pictures. No other florist did that and I loved being able to see first hand his past arrangements and works.

He did our table arrangements (30 tables, royal table, signing book arrangement, cocktail high tops) plus 4 arrangements for the church, my bouquet and 9 bridesmaids, the groomsmen, father and grandparents boutoniers, as well as the cake decorations! He is absolutely amazing! I would recommend him with my eyes closed to anyone that is hosting any kind of event and wants the ABSOLUTE best!.

Thank you Gil for making our wedding the most memorable day of our lives!.

Melanie and Jose Luis
(married June 18, 2011)
To make justice to the quality of the service and flowers we received from Gil, we would have to write a 10 page review, Read more...
To make justice to the quality of the service and flowers we received from Gil, we would have to write a 10 page review, so I will just say that he is not only an amazing person and a pleasure to work with, but also that thanks to him, our venue looked absolutely amazing and was far beyond everything we could have dreamed of.

All our guests complimented us on our decorations, and even now (more than a month after the wedding) we are still hearing about it! The flowers he did for the church ceremony where perfect, my bouquet in cascade was absolutely gorgeous and the bride's bouquets as well. The arrangements in the wedding where just perfect.

Gil worked with our budget so we could get the flowers we really wanted without going overboard. He gave us a crystal clear budget that left no room for unwanted "surprises" and suggested ideas that we thought incredible based on his extensive experience. Since our first meeting, he showed us in person what flowers he would use, and what the arrangements would look like thourgh his organized gallery of pictures. No other florist did that and I loved being able to see first hand his past arrangements and works.

He did our table arrangements (30 tables, royal table, signing book arrangement, cocktail high tops) plus 4 arrangements for the church, my bouquet and 9 bridesmaids, the groomsmen, father and grandparents boutoniers, as well as the cake decorations! He is absolutely amazing! I would recommend him with my eyes closed to anyone that is hosting any kind of event and wants the ABSOLUTE best!.

Thank you Gil for making our wedding the most memorable day of our lives!.

Melanie and Jose Luis
(married June 18, 2011) Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
Gil did a wonderful job at my wedding that was held at the Biltmore. The flowers looked incredible, and were even better than I had imagined. Gil helped me make my vision come to life on my wedding day, and even assisted in selecting the linens that I used. He made a beautiful chuppah that was covered in flowers and featured a crystal chandelier....it was AMAZING! Gil is ALWAYS available by telephone and is ready and willing to work with your vision and budget.
Gil did a wonderful job at my wedding that was held at the Biltmore. The flowers looked incredible, and were even better Read more...
Gil did a wonderful job at my wedding that was held at the Biltmore. The flowers looked incredible, and were even better than I had imagined. Gil helped me make my vision come to life on my wedding day, and even assisted in selecting the linens that I used. He made a beautiful chuppah that was covered in flowers and featured a crystal chandelier....it was AMAZING! Gil is ALWAYS available by telephone and is ready and willing to work with your vision and budget. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
I choose him because his work is top-notch and his prices are not ;) At my first meeting with him he was really funny and showed my sister and I tons of pictures around my color scheme and suggested I change my centerpieces (see above color inspiration picture) as they wouldn't go well with the venue. I was hesitant at first because I felt that he was pushing what I think to be his signature centerpiece, but after seeing the demo at my venue I completely agree w/ his point of view. He isn't the best w/ communication, especially if you're event is months in advance but he was prompt w/ sending out a detailed list and pricing of the floral arrangements and bouquets discussed. He also informed me of when he received payment. Also, he was on time at the trial, something he prides himself in.
His son's wedding was actually a week before mine and he was kind enough to invite me and his other clients to view the reception decor a day before, which was absolutely breathtaking and stunning.
The week of my wedding Gil called to follow-up and review the contract detail by detail.

Wedding Day Review: When I arrived at the church (30 minutes early and a mass was going on) I contacted Gil via phone and asked about my bouquet and bridal party flowers, he said his staff was waiting for the mass to end to setup the altar pieces and provide us w/ the flowers. They absolutely delivered and the bouquet looked fantastic and was really heavy! The ribbon was done beautifully as was that of my bridal party's bouquets. The boutonnieres were also superb. The altar arrangements looks awesome, but the church placed those BEHIND the altar table and not on its sides :-(

At the reception, the centerpieces were so elegant and looked wicked with vase containing the blue water and long orchid stem. The sweetheart table looked just like the original floral arrangement I showed Gil at our first meeting but in ivory and included orchids too! The cake table was just as beautiful with a variety of orchids surrounding the cake. Finally, behind the sweetheart table there's a fireplace mantle that Gil decorated just beautifully.

Gil actually made the centerpiece arrangements on-site and was so generous with the flowers he put on display that made the reception look posh :) He truly delivered and used more flowers than what I paid for, which I am truly grateful. I would highly recommend Gil and use him again if I have a major event and require floral arrangements.
Overall Grade: A+
I choose him because his work is top-notch and his prices are not ;) At my first meeting with him he was really funny and Read more...
I choose him because his work is top-notch and his prices are not ;) At my first meeting with him he was really funny and showed my sister and I tons of pictures around my color scheme and suggested I change my centerpieces (see above color inspiration picture) as they wouldn't go well with the venue. I was hesitant at first because I felt that he was pushing what I think to be his signature centerpiece, but after seeing the demo at my venue I completely agree w/ his point of view. He isn't the best w/ communication, especially if you're event is months in advance but he was prompt w/ sending out a detailed list and pricing of the floral arrangements and bouquets discussed. He also informed me of when he received payment. Also, he was on time at the trial, something he prides himself in.
His son's wedding was actually a week before mine and he was kind enough to invite me and his other clients to view the reception decor a day before, which was absolutely breathtaking and stunning.
The week of my wedding Gil called to follow-up and review the contract detail by detail.

Wedding Day Review: When I arrived at the church (30 minutes early and a mass was going on) I contacted Gil via phone and asked about my bouquet and bridal party flowers, he said his staff was waiting for the mass to end to setup the altar pieces and provide us w/ the flowers. They absolutely delivered and the bouquet looked fantastic and was really heavy! The ribbon was done beautifully as was that of my bridal party's bouquets. The boutonnieres were also superb. The altar arrangements looks awesome, but the church placed those BEHIND the altar table and not on its sides :-(

At the reception, the centerpieces were so elegant and looked wicked with vase containing the blue water and long orchid stem. The sweetheart table looked just like the original floral arrangement I showed Gil at our first meeting but in ivory and included orchids too! The cake table was just as beautiful with a variety of orchids surrounding the cake. Finally, behind the sweetheart table there's a fireplace mantle that Gil decorated just beautifully.

Gil actually made the centerpiece arrangements on-site and was so generous with the flowers he put on display that made the reception look posh :) He truly delivered and used more flowers than what I paid for, which I am truly grateful. I would highly recommend Gil and use him again if I have a major event and require floral arrangements.
Overall Grade: A+ Read less
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