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James Cress Florists Ltd

Smithtown , NY
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LOCATION

115 East Main St
Smithtown, NY US 11787 (map)

PHONE

631-724-0333

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ABOUT US

James Cress Florist has been serving our community for over one hundered years. Elegant Events by Gary Cress is our events division dedicated to creating unique and memorable event decor... Read more
James Cress Florist has been serving our community for over one hundered years. Elegant Events by Gary Cress is our events division dedicated to creating unique and memorable event decor for your special day. We believe that flowers boast elegance and splendor which is why we are dedicated to being a full service florist, we will help you attain your dream event decor! Let our attentive design staff custom design your special day from elegant floral centerpieces to aisle decor, custom chuppas or fantasy fabric ceilings- we can do it alll! From concept to completion, our staff with guide you through the entire selection and design process. 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?
Free
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

REVIEWS

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Beth
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
We worked with Gary and told him of our vision for our wedding. He gave us feedback and gave us great ideas. At that point, we told him to go with what he thought would work best. So glad we did. He created the most beautiful floral arrangements. The mix was just what I had envisioned for my wedding - warm fall colors and fall flowers. They really gave me a new appreciation for flowers. Everyone was commenting on how gorgeous they were and they complemented our dresses and the venue perfectly. Thanks Gary and James Cress for your expertise and beautiful work. Highly recommended.
We worked with Gary and told him of our vision for our wedding. He gave us feedback and gave us great ideas. At that Read more...
We worked with Gary and told him of our vision for our wedding. He gave us feedback and gave us great ideas. At that point, we told him to go with what he thought would work best. So glad we did. He created the most beautiful floral arrangements. The mix was just what I had envisioned for my wedding - warm fall colors and fall flowers. They really gave me a new appreciation for flowers. Everyone was commenting on how gorgeous they were and they complemented our dresses and the venue perfectly. Thanks Gary and James Cress for your expertise and beautiful work. Highly recommended. Read less
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Bernadette
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
James Cress provided me with the most beautiful bouquets, centerpieces, and various arrangements and add-ons. I consulted with Gary and from the moment me and my fiance met him, we felt so comfortable. He is such a straight-up guy. He tells you from the beginning what you will get and how much it will cost and sticks to that price pretty well. Everyone raved about the flowers and the arrangements at the wedding because they were absolutely breath-taking. I told Gary what I had in mind for flowers and showed him a couple of pictures from Pinterest that I liked and he came out with an arrangement of flowers that looked EXACTLY like the picture i had envisioned in my head. It was like he read my mind. He was so sweet and so professional. I felt so comfortable with him and am so amazed at the work him and his staff did to make these flowers as stunning as they were. The workers at James Cress are friendly, reliable and it was such a pleasure doing business with them. THey truly deserve 10 stars !!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!
James Cress provided me with the most beautiful bouquets, centerpieces, and various arrangements and add-ons. I consulted Read more...
James Cress provided me with the most beautiful bouquets, centerpieces, and various arrangements and add-ons. I consulted with Gary and from the moment me and my fiance met him, we felt so comfortable. He is such a straight-up guy. He tells you from the beginning what you will get and how much it will cost and sticks to that price pretty well. Everyone raved about the flowers and the arrangements at the wedding because they were absolutely breath-taking. I told Gary what I had in mind for flowers and showed him a couple of pictures from Pinterest that I liked and he came out with an arrangement of flowers that looked EXACTLY like the picture i had envisioned in my head. It was like he read my mind. He was so sweet and so professional. I felt so comfortable with him and am so amazed at the work him and his staff did to make these flowers as stunning as they were. The workers at James Cress are friendly, reliable and it was such a pleasure doing business with them. THey truly deserve 10 stars !!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Gary and his team did an amazing job on our centerpieces, bouquets, ceremony setup, etc. We loved the way that everything came out. Gary was always available to answer our questions and his team did everything they could and more to make sure that we had everything the way we wanted it!
Gary and his team did an amazing job on our centerpieces, bouquets, ceremony setup, etc. We loved the way that everything Read more...
Gary and his team did an amazing job on our centerpieces, bouquets, ceremony setup, etc. We loved the way that everything came out. Gary was always available to answer our questions and his team did everything they could and more to make sure that we had everything the way we wanted it! Read less
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Gabriela
Wedding:
5/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary and his team was amazing to work with! My venue looked stunning, and it was nice to work with someone who was familiar with Oheka Castle. Through the process Gary was extremely informative and helpful. He was able to aid in me in narrowing down my conceptual vision and the outcome couldn't have been better!! For all those brides who are on "idea overload" please give James Cress a call! I can not thank them enough for their guidance through this process, and all the compliments I got after the wedding!
Gary and his team was amazing to work with! My venue looked stunning, and it was nice to work with someone who was Read more...
Gary and his team was amazing to work with! My venue looked stunning, and it was nice to work with someone who was familiar with Oheka Castle. Through the process Gary was extremely informative and helpful. He was able to aid in me in narrowing down my conceptual vision and the outcome couldn't have been better!! For all those brides who are on "idea overload" please give James Cress a call! I can not thank them enough for their guidance through this process, and all the compliments I got after the wedding! Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
4/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary did a spectacular job for my daughter's Sweet 16! The Sweet 16 was April 17th at Flowerfield. I first met with Gary a year before my daughter's Sweet 16, and we came up with a diamond theme. Gary designed and created signs and décor that looked amazing at the party. Gary's vision and ideas created the perfect atmosphere for the Sweet 16. Gary and his entire staff were always a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Gary Cress to anyone who is planning an event.
Gary did a spectacular job for my daughter's Sweet 16! The Sweet 16 was April 17th at Flowerfield. I first met with Gary a Read more...
Gary did a spectacular job for my daughter's Sweet 16! The Sweet 16 was April 17th at Flowerfield. I first met with Gary a year before my daughter's Sweet 16, and we came up with a diamond theme. Gary designed and created signs and décor that looked amazing at the party. Gary's vision and ideas created the perfect atmosphere for the Sweet 16. Gary and his entire staff were always a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Gary Cress to anyone who is planning an event. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I booked James Cress Florist for my wedding day after hearing two good reviews from coworkers of mine. I scheduled a consultation with Gary, and was very pleased with that first meeting. My husband and I loved his professionalism and felt at ease working with him. I had one idea in mind for the centerpieces but then wound up going back about two-three times because I kept changing my mind! Thankfully Gary was so nice and understanding, that he worked with me until I was happy with the final draft. Most vendors would probably quit at that point, but Gary was such a sweetheart and continued to work with me. On the day of my wedding, I was blown away with how beautiful everything came out! I knew they would look amazing, but I didn't expect everything to look THAT good. My bridesmaids bouquets were hot pink roses and mini hot pink spray roses, while mine was white roses with mini pale pink spray roses. My centerpieces were two square vases with hot pink roses. We had the ceremony area decorated all in pink flowers and white material draping everywhere. Needless to say that I LOVED how everything came out. I would definitely work with Gary and the staff of James Cress, and I will recommend them to everyone. Thank you to every at James Cress for making my wedding day so wonderful with such beautiful flowers!!!!
I booked James Cress Florist for my wedding day after hearing two good reviews from coworkers of mine. I scheduled a Read more...
I booked James Cress Florist for my wedding day after hearing two good reviews from coworkers of mine. I scheduled a consultation with Gary, and was very pleased with that first meeting. My husband and I loved his professionalism and felt at ease working with him. I had one idea in mind for the centerpieces but then wound up going back about two-three times because I kept changing my mind! Thankfully Gary was so nice and understanding, that he worked with me until I was happy with the final draft. Most vendors would probably quit at that point, but Gary was such a sweetheart and continued to work with me. On the day of my wedding, I was blown away with how beautiful everything came out! I knew they would look amazing, but I didn't expect everything to look THAT good. My bridesmaids bouquets were hot pink roses and mini hot pink spray roses, while mine was white roses with mini pale pink spray roses. My centerpieces were two square vases with hot pink roses. We had the ceremony area decorated all in pink flowers and white material draping everywhere. Needless to say that I LOVED how everything came out. I would definitely work with Gary and the staff of James Cress, and I will recommend them to everyone. Thank you to every at James Cress for making my wedding day so wonderful with such beautiful flowers!!!! Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
James Cress florist was by far the best florist with the best prices. They sat with you, listened to your vision and were able to create it exactly as you wanted. The flowers, centerpieces, bouquets were truly beautiful and made the day that complete
James Cress florist was by far the best florist with the best prices. They sat with you, listened to your vision and were Read more...
James Cress florist was by far the best florist with the best prices. They sat with you, listened to your vision and were able to create it exactly as you wanted. The flowers, centerpieces, bouquets were truly beautiful and made the day that complete Read less
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kathleen
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Unbelievable job by James Cress. Everything - Centerpieces and bouquets - came out absolutely amazing!!! Pricing was extremely reasonable and delivery and set up too!
Unbelievable job by James Cress. Everything - Centerpieces and bouquets - came out absolutely amazing!!! Pricing was Read more...
Unbelievable job by James Cress. Everything - Centerpieces and bouquets - came out absolutely amazing!!! Pricing was extremely reasonable and delivery and set up too! Read less
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Iris
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Below is a copy of the thank you letter I sent to James Cress Florists, I thought it was more sincere if I attached it so you can see how we felt about the day and how helpful and wonderful the staff at James Cress Florists were.

Good morning,
We just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful flowers, everything looked terrific. We felt that the flowers created such a beautiful atmosphere at the watermill as well as the church. All the people we spoke with leading up to the day were terrific, kind, thoughtful and thorough. The 2 men that I met who made deliveries at the Watermill and the Sheraton were also terrific and kind and patient to be sure we were happy!
We almost forgot to mention how great Gary was the first day when we came with our photos for ideas and how he was able to understand our vision and bring out a sample bouquet and have it be on point.
Thank you so much for everything, I know you do this every day, but for us this is a once in a lifetime moment and you helped to make it so beautiful and we are grateful!
So happy to work with you!
If youd ever like us to speak with a couple to rave about you, please feel free to contact us!
Forever happily remembering our wedding because of your help,

Iris & Frank
Below is a copy of the thank you letter I sent to James Cress Florists, I thought it was more sincere if I attached it so Read more...
Below is a copy of the thank you letter I sent to James Cress Florists, I thought it was more sincere if I attached it so you can see how we felt about the day and how helpful and wonderful the staff at James Cress Florists were.

Good morning,
We just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful flowers, everything looked terrific. We felt that the flowers created such a beautiful atmosphere at the watermill as well as the church. All the people we spoke with leading up to the day were terrific, kind, thoughtful and thorough. The 2 men that I met who made deliveries at the Watermill and the Sheraton were also terrific and kind and patient to be sure we were happy!
We almost forgot to mention how great Gary was the first day when we came with our photos for ideas and how he was able to understand our vision and bring out a sample bouquet and have it be on point.
Thank you so much for everything, I know you do this every day, but for us this is a once in a lifetime moment and you helped to make it so beautiful and we are grateful!
So happy to work with you!
If youd ever like us to speak with a couple to rave about you, please feel free to contact us!
Forever happily remembering our wedding because of your help,

Iris & Frank Read less
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Dona
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I used this company for my wedding. The flowers looked amazing. Everything arrived on time and was set up on time which I loved.
I used this company for my wedding. The flowers looked amazing. Everything arrived on time and was set up on time which I Read more...
I used this company for my wedding. The flowers looked amazing. Everything arrived on time and was set up on time which I loved. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
My flower were stunning. My centerpieces were beautiful. The staff are very nice and helpful.
My flower were stunning. My centerpieces were beautiful. The staff are very nice and helpful.
My flower were stunning. My centerpieces were beautiful. The staff are very nice and helpful. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, DJ, Dress & Attire, Flowers, Photography
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Kristen
Wedding:
7/3/2013
5.0/5.0
James Cress did an amazing job with the flowers for my wedding. I have absolutely no complaints at all! I am extremely happy with everything! Gary did a great job!!
James Cress did an amazing job with the flowers for my wedding. I have absolutely no complaints at all! I am extremely Read more...
James Cress did an amazing job with the flowers for my wedding. I have absolutely no complaints at all! I am extremely happy with everything! Gary did a great job!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My flowers for my wedding were beautiful. Gary and his team did an amazing job with the flowers and setup!
My flowers for my wedding were beautiful. Gary and his team did an amazing job with the flowers and setup!
My flowers for my wedding were beautiful. Gary and his team did an amazing job with the flowers and setup! Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
It's so wonderful working with James Cress florists when planning a special event.
It's so wonderful working with James Cress florists when planning a special event.
It's so wonderful working with James Cress florists when planning a special event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Gary was amazing and willing to give me different options for my flowers!! He had no problem changing things around if I changed my mind about something!
Gary was amazing and willing to give me different options for my flowers!! He had no problem changing things around if I Read more...
Gary was amazing and willing to give me different options for my flowers!! He had no problem changing things around if I changed my mind about something! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Gary was absolutely amazing and more than willing to change the flowers if I changed my mind!
Gary was absolutely amazing and more than willing to change the flowers if I changed my mind!
Gary was absolutely amazing and more than willing to change the flowers if I changed my mind! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
From the begining, we were very hesitant to spend a lot of money on the flowers for our wedding. Flowers are so beautiful, it just kills us to have to spend so much and then discard of them. But what wedding would be complete without them? We chose a more uncommon variety of flowers and Gary at James Cress did everything he could to make sure we received exactly what we were in search of. We ran into a few snags along the way with my other vendors and they were wonderful enough to help me solve some of those other issues (which they did not have to do). My flowers drew much attention at my venue and people from other parties were coming to take pictures of them. I am quite happy to say that even though I was quite hesitant to purchase flowers...they were more than worth it!!! Thank you to Gary and James Cress for adding such a special touch to our wedding!!!

THANK YOU,
NICOLE AND FREDDY
From the begining, we were very hesitant to spend a lot of money on the flowers for our wedding. Flowers are so beautiful, Read more...
From the begining, we were very hesitant to spend a lot of money on the flowers for our wedding. Flowers are so beautiful, it just kills us to have to spend so much and then discard of them. But what wedding would be complete without them? We chose a more uncommon variety of flowers and Gary at James Cress did everything he could to make sure we received exactly what we were in search of. We ran into a few snags along the way with my other vendors and they were wonderful enough to help me solve some of those other issues (which they did not have to do). My flowers drew much attention at my venue and people from other parties were coming to take pictures of them. I am quite happy to say that even though I was quite hesitant to purchase flowers...they were more than worth it!!! Thank you to Gary and James Cress for adding such a special touch to our wedding!!!

THANK YOU,
NICOLE AND FREDDY Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The florist was great from beginning to end. The customer service when you first walk in is great. The whole staff are very warm and welcoming. The florist is very responsive and easily works around your schedule and works with you to make sure you are happy with the flowers you have in mind. They provide you with samples and suggestions. I didn't think flowers would be the exciting part of the wedding planning but the vibes from this florist actually made me feel excited for it!
The only thing I personal was disappointed with was that my bouquet didn't stand out from bridesmaids' so we didn't know which one was mine!
The florist was great from beginning to end. The customer service when you first walk in is great. The whole staff are Read more...
The florist was great from beginning to end. The customer service when you first walk in is great. The whole staff are very warm and welcoming. The florist is very responsive and easily works around your schedule and works with you to make sure you are happy with the flowers you have in mind. They provide you with samples and suggestions. I didn't think flowers would be the exciting part of the wedding planning but the vibes from this florist actually made me feel excited for it!
The only thing I personal was disappointed with was that my bouquet didn't stand out from bridesmaids' so we didn't know which one was mine! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a very poor experience with our original Florist hired for our wedding and we were recommended to James Cress after the fact by numerous friends of ours who had used them and were very pleased. They did exactly what we wanted, they were very professional, all flowers were delivered exactly where they were supposed to be on time and we could not be happier with our decision to use James Cress. Their quality of flowers is absolutely breathtaking.
We had a very poor experience with our original Florist hired for our wedding and we were recommended to James Cress after Read more...
We had a very poor experience with our original Florist hired for our wedding and we were recommended to James Cress after the fact by numerous friends of ours who had used them and were very pleased. They did exactly what we wanted, they were very professional, all flowers were delivered exactly where they were supposed to be on time and we could not be happier with our decision to use James Cress. Their quality of flowers is absolutely breathtaking. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had the best experience with James Crest. Gary sat with me and my fiancé at the time from the first day and walked us through the whole process. I have never been into decorating and hardly knew about flowers. He made sure he asked all the questions found out more about us and put together nothing but the most beautiful flowers arrangements. I felt it encompassed us and our taste in these arrangements.

On the day of the wedding they were all on time to my house with the bouquets, then delivered the necessary arrangements and boutonnieres to the groom’s house and finally the church. Everything was perfect, looked absolutely gorgeous. I knew I had made the right decision!

Gary I will continue to recommend you guys to anyone I come across because I think every bride deserves the experience I had with you and your team.

Thank you very much for all the hard work, and the wonderful service.

Elisa
I had the best experience with James Crest. Gary sat with me and my fiancé at the time from the first day and walked us Read more...
I had the best experience with James Crest. Gary sat with me and my fiancé at the time from the first day and walked us through the whole process. I have never been into decorating and hardly knew about flowers. He made sure he asked all the questions found out more about us and put together nothing but the most beautiful flowers arrangements. I felt it encompassed us and our taste in these arrangements.

On the day of the wedding they were all on time to my house with the bouquets, then delivered the necessary arrangements and boutonnieres to the groom’s house and finally the church. Everything was perfect, looked absolutely gorgeous. I knew I had made the right decision!

Gary I will continue to recommend you guys to anyone I come across because I think every bride deserves the experience I had with you and your team.

Thank you very much for all the hard work, and the wonderful service.

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Mindy & Steve
Wedding:
3/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Hi Gary I actually was going to call you. Everything you did for Steve and I was fabulous. (arrangements, Chuppah, for bridal party, etc. ...) no one else could ever do the job you did. The flowers were exquisite.
Thank you so much again.
Mindy & Steve Levy
Hi Gary I actually was going to call you. Everything you did for Steve and I was fabulous. (arrangements, Chuppah, for Read more...
Hi Gary I actually was going to call you. Everything you did for Steve and I was fabulous. (arrangements, Chuppah, for bridal party, etc. ...) no one else could ever do the job you did. The flowers were exquisite.
Thank you so much again.
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Jenn
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
All of the staff were friendly, professional, and prompt to respond. The flowers were beautiful and held up all day. They still look great a week later. The floral decorations on the cake were breath taking! It was all perfect!
All of the staff were friendly, professional, and prompt to respond. The flowers were beautiful and held up all day. They Read more...
All of the staff were friendly, professional, and prompt to respond. The flowers were beautiful and held up all day. They still look great a week later. The floral decorations on the cake were breath taking! It was all perfect! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
This was am AMAZING experience from start to finish. James cress goes above and beyond from the day you step foot in the store. The quality of their work definately stands out from the rest and the uniqueness is stunning. My flowers for my wedding were spectacular. In fact I've never seen anything like it. And Gary cress and his staff is so warm and so wonderful to work with. The personal attention that they give you sets them apart from other florists. They make you feel as if yours us the only wedding they are doing!! Highly recommend them!!!! Thank you so much for helping to make my dream wedding come true!!!
This was am AMAZING experience from start to finish. James cress goes above and beyond from the day you step foot in the Read more...
This was am AMAZING experience from start to finish. James cress goes above and beyond from the day you step foot in the store. The quality of their work definately stands out from the rest and the uniqueness is stunning. My flowers for my wedding were spectacular. In fact I've never seen anything like it. And Gary cress and his staff is so warm and so wonderful to work with. The personal attention that they give you sets them apart from other florists. They make you feel as if yours us the only wedding they are doing!! Highly recommend them!!!! Thank you so much for helping to make my dream wedding come true!!! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
The service was amazing. Above and beyond to make our flowers look so wonderful. Courteous and professional service. Will highly recommend toall that ask!
The service was amazing. Above and beyond to make our flowers look so wonderful. Courteous and professional service. Will Read more...
The service was amazing. Above and beyond to make our flowers look so wonderful. Courteous and professional service. Will highly recommend toall that ask! Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary at James Cress in Smithtown was absolutely amazing! The entire staff was extremely helpful throughout the entire wedding process. The prices were very fair and they can truly work with any budget. As I sit here writing this review, I can say that my bouquet is still alive and beautiful just like it was the day of my wedding! I had calla lillies and vendella roses and I am amazed at how beautiful they still are! I would highly recommend Gary and James Cress to be your vendor for flowers!
Gary at James Cress in Smithtown was absolutely amazing! The entire staff was extremely helpful throughout the entire Read more...
Gary at James Cress in Smithtown was absolutely amazing! The entire staff was extremely helpful throughout the entire wedding process. The prices were very fair and they can truly work with any budget. As I sit here writing this review, I can say that my bouquet is still alive and beautiful just like it was the day of my wedding! I had calla lillies and vendella roses and I am amazed at how beautiful they still are! I would highly recommend Gary and James Cress to be your vendor for flowers! Read less
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Lillian
Wedding:
2/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Flowers and arrangements were outstanding. Everything arrived on time and the presentation was fabulous!
Flowers and arrangements were outstanding. Everything arrived on time and the presentation was fabulous!
Flowers and arrangements were outstanding. Everything arrived on time and the presentation was fabulous! Read less
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Jessica & Jackson
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
My centerpieces and all my flowers came out beautifully!! I was so happy with them! Even going through a hurricane and losing power they still did amazing
My centerpieces and all my flowers came out beautifully!! I was so happy with them! Even going through a hurricane and Read more...
My centerpieces and all my flowers came out beautifully!! I was so happy with them! Even going through a hurricane and losing power they still did amazing Read less
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James Cress Florists Ltd responded with the following comments:

We're glad we were able to make your day special! Couldn't be happier that you were able to still celebrate-Hurricane Sandy and all!Best of luck to you & Jackson.
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Angelina
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Gary and Cress Florist provided the most amazing flowers. They truly made my wedding reception beyond beautiful and were the focal point of the room. My local reception was held in a tent and the flowers they provided changed the entire ambiance into a fairytale. My guests were coming to me all night asking if they could take them home.

I can not thank them enough for the stunning arrangements, professionalism and quality they provided. I will be using them for every event I hold in the future along with all the special occasions that come throughout the year.
Gary and Cress Florist provided the most amazing flowers. They truly made my wedding reception beyond beautiful and were Read more...
Gary and Cress Florist provided the most amazing flowers. They truly made my wedding reception beyond beautiful and were the focal point of the room. My local reception was held in a tent and the flowers they provided changed the entire ambiance into a fairytale. My guests were coming to me all night asking if they could take them home.

I can not thank them enough for the stunning arrangements, professionalism and quality they provided. I will be using them for every event I hold in the future along with all the special occasions that come throughout the year. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The flowers were beautiful, I loved them and so did my girls. Everything was delivered as promised and were exactly as Gary and I discussed at my consult.
The flowers were beautiful, I loved them and so did my girls. Everything was delivered as promised and were exactly as Read more...
The flowers were beautiful, I loved them and so did my girls. Everything was delivered as promised and were exactly as Gary and I discussed at my consult. Read less
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Eric
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We want to thank you for the fantastic flower arrangements that you prepared for our wedding reception at Lombardi's on the Bay.

You listened to what we wanted and were able to design arrangements that exceeded our expectations.  Adding in some additional feather arrangements truly gave our wedding the feel we were hoping for.

We have heard many wonderful compliments about the flowers and feathers from our guests, and I wanted to make sure that you heard them too!
We want to thank you for the fantastic flower arrangements that you prepared for our wedding reception at Lombardi's on Read more...
We want to thank you for the fantastic flower arrangements that you prepared for our wedding reception at Lombardi's on the Bay.

You listened to what we wanted and were able to design arrangements that exceeded our expectations.  Adding in some additional feather arrangements truly gave our wedding the feel we were hoping for.

We have heard many wonderful compliments about the flowers and feathers from our guests, and I wanted to make sure that you heard them too! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Garry helped coordinate the flowers for our recent wedding at the Pridwin on Shelter Island. Garry really went above and beyond! Our ceremony was beautiful, people are still talking about our centerpieces and even the small details that were given to the cocktail hour were fantastic. I would highly recommend James Cress to anyone
Garry helped coordinate the flowers for our recent wedding at the Pridwin on Shelter Island. Garry really went above and Read more...
Garry helped coordinate the flowers for our recent wedding at the Pridwin on Shelter Island. Garry really went above and beyond! Our ceremony was beautiful, people are still talking about our centerpieces and even the small details that were given to the cocktail hour were fantastic. I would highly recommend James Cress to anyone Read less
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Fritz
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
They went beyond expectatins also did a great job setting up
They went beyond expectatins also did a great job setting up
They went beyond expectatins also did a great job setting up Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Love love loved my flowers!,, Monet and Gary were awesome and so accommodating! Monet responded to all my emails quickly. Would highly recommend!
Love love loved my flowers!,, Monet and Gary were awesome and so accommodating! Monet responded to all my emails quickly. Read more...
Love love loved my flowers!,, Monet and Gary were awesome and so accommodating! Monet responded to all my emails quickly. Would highly recommend! Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Gary created centerpieces, lighting and decor that fit exactly with what my sister envisioned for her wedding. The flowers were incredible and really brought the whole "vintage" feeling together. It was elegant and whimsical and spectacular. The lighting was perfect. It set a relaxing and gorgeous setting for the dining area and created the exact ambiance that we wanted. The twinkling lights/fabric he placed on the dance floor added just the right touch.
I would recommend James Cress to all my friends. They worked with our budget and gave my sister exactly what she wanted and helped make her wedding truly unforgettable.
Thank you!
Gary created centerpieces, lighting and decor that fit exactly with what my sister envisioned for her wedding. The flowers Read more...
Gary created centerpieces, lighting and decor that fit exactly with what my sister envisioned for her wedding. The flowers were incredible and really brought the whole "vintage" feeling together. It was elegant and whimsical and spectacular. The lighting was perfect. It set a relaxing and gorgeous setting for the dining area and created the exact ambiance that we wanted. The twinkling lights/fabric he placed on the dance floor added just the right touch.
I would recommend James Cress to all my friends. They worked with our budget and gave my sister exactly what she wanted and helped make her wedding truly unforgettable.
Thank you! Read less
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Emeka
Wedding:
5/28/2012
5.0/5.0
James Cress was awesome. my centerpieces were just like the sample. Gary worked with our budget and we got everything we asked for!!! I would definately recommend them to all.
James Cress was awesome. my centerpieces were just like the sample. Gary worked with our budget and we got everything we Read more...
James Cress was awesome. my centerpieces were just like the sample. Gary worked with our budget and we got everything we asked for!!! I would definately recommend them to all. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Gary Cress! He is extremely talented and gifted! He made our flowers more incredible than we could have ever imagined! Our dais was absolutely gorgeous and so many people called us to tell us how incredible our centerpieces, bouquets and altar arrangements were. There were numerous emails exchanged back and forth with Monet, who is a doll! It was a pleasure to work with her as well. We had an excellent experience to work with them! We highly recommend!!!!
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Gary Cress! He is extremely talented and gifted! He made our flowers more Read more...
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Gary Cress! He is extremely talented and gifted! He made our flowers more incredible than we could have ever imagined! Our dais was absolutely gorgeous and so many people called us to tell us how incredible our centerpieces, bouquets and altar arrangements were. There were numerous emails exchanged back and forth with Monet, who is a doll! It was a pleasure to work with her as well. We had an excellent experience to work with them! We highly recommend!!!! Read less
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James Cress Florists Ltd responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words Joanna. You were a pleasure to have as a customer and we hope to do business for you in the future! We are so glad we were able to be a part of your special day-And we're genuinely happy that we were able to make your day so special. Best wishes to you and Greg!
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LaurenC11486
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
James Cress Florist was very helpful and took time out to answer every question I had and even made a sample centerpiece so I can see it before I ordered!!!! Awesome service and staff was great!!!!!!
James Cress Florist was very helpful and took time out to answer every question I had and even made a sample centerpiece Read more...
James Cress Florist was very helpful and took time out to answer every question I had and even made a sample centerpiece so I can see it before I ordered!!!! Awesome service and staff was great!!!!!! Read less
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James Cress Florists Ltd responded with the following comments:

Thank you Lauren! You were a pleasure to work with. I am glad we were able to be a part of your special day. Enjoy every minute of this new chapter in your life!
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Lauren
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
I absolutely love James Cress Florist!!! They were extremely helpful when I was planning my wedding (11-6-11). Gary took time out to make me a sample boquet and centerpiece so I knew exactly what it was going to look like. My flowers were fabulous on my wedding day!!!!! The staff is so nice and they treat their customers with repect. I will never go to a different florsit for special occasions. We were so happy the day of our wedding :) Thank you again!!!! -Lauren & Noel
I absolutely love James Cress Florist!!! They were extremely helpful when I was planning my wedding (11-6-11). Gary took Read more...
I absolutely love James Cress Florist!!! They were extremely helpful when I was planning my wedding (11-6-11). Gary took time out to make me a sample boquet and centerpiece so I knew exactly what it was going to look like. My flowers were fabulous on my wedding day!!!!! The staff is so nice and they treat their customers with repect. I will never go to a different florsit for special occasions. We were so happy the day of our wedding :) Thank you again!!!! -Lauren & Noel Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
8/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Gary at James Cress went above and beyond to make our day perfect. He worked around our budget, gave us tips on how to save money additionally, and even helped us with the centerpieces, as we were doing them on our own and not through the florist. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and we were very very happy with the quality of all of the flowers for our wedding! Highly recommended- he made us feel like family every time we entered James Cress!
Gary at James Cress went above and beyond to make our day perfect. He worked around our budget, gave us tips on how to Read more...
Gary at James Cress went above and beyond to make our day perfect. He worked around our budget, gave us tips on how to save money additionally, and even helped us with the centerpieces, as we were doing them on our own and not through the florist. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and we were very very happy with the quality of all of the flowers for our wedding! Highly recommended- he made us feel like family every time we entered James Cress! Read less
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James Cress Florists Ltd responded with the following comments:

Thank you Danielle! We wish you the best of luck in this new chapter of your life. We are grateful for your positive feedback.
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Caradam11
Wedding:
8/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Words can not express that quality of service and presentation that James Cress Florist displayed.
All of our consultations with Gary were prompt and professional. He spent the maximum amount of time with us and we never felt rushed. With only a few short words, he knew exactly what we wanted and helped our vision take flight. Gary is a true artist and all of his suggestions were spot on. When the wedding day came; our ceremony, boquets, and centerpieces were absolutley perfect.
I can honestly say that when you work with the James Cress staff, the flowers will be one less thing you have to worry about on your wedding day!!!
Words can not express that quality of service and presentation that James Cress Florist displayed.
All of our Read more...
Words can not express that quality of service and presentation that James Cress Florist displayed.
All of our consultations with Gary were prompt and professional. He spent the maximum amount of time with us and we never felt rushed. With only a few short words, he knew exactly what we wanted and helped our vision take flight. Gary is a true artist and all of his suggestions were spot on. When the wedding day came; our ceremony, boquets, and centerpieces were absolutley perfect.
I can honestly say that when you work with the James Cress staff, the flowers will be one less thing you have to worry about on your wedding day!!! Read less
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James Cress Florists Ltd responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words! Best of luck with this new chapter of your life together! We look forward to making more memories with you in the future.
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Dee
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Great quality, very professional! I was so pleased with my wedding flowers. Gary is so influential and a seasoned florist, his knowledge made my dreams come to life. Most other would agree he's one of the best on Long Island. Some rumors were floating around that they closed-untrue I drove by yesterday and the place was full of fresh plants and their doors were open. I have never been disappointed by them, my parents have used them for retail for almost 40 years.
Great quality, very professional! I was so pleased with my wedding flowers. Gary is so influential and a seasoned florist, Read more...
Great quality, very professional! I was so pleased with my wedding flowers. Gary is so influential and a seasoned florist, his knowledge made my dreams come to life. Most other would agree he's one of the best on Long Island. Some rumors were floating around that they closed-untrue I drove by yesterday and the place was full of fresh plants and their doors were open. I have never been disappointed by them, my parents have used them for retail for almost 40 years. Read less
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Laurene
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Very professional and helpful! I loved my centerpieces and my bouquets everything was absolutely stunning. Gary was sensational in every step of the planning process, he made my wedding the most memorable day of my life. Reasonable, quality and professional!
Very professional and helpful! I loved my centerpieces and my bouquets everything was absolutely stunning. Gary was Read more...
Very professional and helpful! I loved my centerpieces and my bouquets everything was absolutely stunning. Gary was sensational in every step of the planning process, he made my wedding the most memorable day of my life. Reasonable, quality and professional! Read less
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Lyndsay
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
James Cress was incredible. Our flowers were flawless! we came in with a budget and Gary made it work! we got everything we wanted and didn't have to skimp on anything to save money! The flower delivery person was so nice and helpful and it was a good way to start off the day!
James Cress was incredible. Our flowers were flawless! we came in with a budget and Gary made it work! we got everything Read more...
James Cress was incredible. Our flowers were flawless! we came in with a budget and Gary made it work! we got everything we wanted and didn't have to skimp on anything to save money! The flower delivery person was so nice and helpful and it was a good way to start off the day! Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
8/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved my flowers. I was hesitant about having brown bridesmaids dresses but Gary reassured me that the flowers and colors we chose would make it look more summery for an August wedding. My flowers couldn't be more beautiful than what they were. Ivory and peach roses...gorgeous. I loved working with Gary and Josephine and would highly recommmend them for any occasion!!
I absolutely loved my flowers. I was hesitant about having brown bridesmaids dresses but Gary reassured me that the Read more...
I absolutely loved my flowers. I was hesitant about having brown bridesmaids dresses but Gary reassured me that the flowers and colors we chose would make it look more summery for an August wedding. My flowers couldn't be more beautiful than what they were. Ivory and peach roses...gorgeous. I loved working with Gary and Josephine and would highly recommmend them for any occasion!! Read less
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MF
Wedding:
9/28/2008
5.0/5.0
Excellent! Beautiful flowers!!!!!!!!!
Excellent! Beautiful flowers!!!!!!!!!
Excellent! Beautiful flowers!!!!!!!!! Read less
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jason815
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
James Cress exceeded our expectations. The flowers and centerpieces were amazing and we got so many compliments on them.
James Cress exceeded our expectations. The flowers and centerpieces were amazing and we got so many compliments on them.
James Cress exceeded our expectations. The flowers and centerpieces were amazing and we got so many compliments on them. Read less
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SkiKidd
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
I could ask for nothing better. Gary, the VP and our florist was great! The flowers were perfect, reasonably priced and exactly what we wanted, no problems, delivered to the venue right on time.
I could ask for nothing better. Gary, the VP and our florist was great! The flowers were perfect, reasonably priced and Read more...
I could ask for nothing better. Gary, the VP and our florist was great! The flowers were perfect, reasonably priced and exactly what we wanted, no problems, delivered to the venue right on time. Read less
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mrsnecky
Wedding:
12/1/2007
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing! The flowers were better than an could have ever imagined!!!
Absolutely amazing! The flowers were better than an could have ever imagined!!!
Absolutely amazing! The flowers were better than an could have ever imagined!!! Read less
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Mybel
Wedding:
1/7/2007
5.0/5.0
They did a very beautiful job on all my flowers.. From the bouquets to the beautiful cadle lit centerpieces! Just unforgettbly beautiful ! A bit expensive but definitely get what you pay for.. Soo worth it!!!!
They did a very beautiful job on all my flowers.. From the bouquets to the beautiful cadle lit centerpieces! Just Read more...
They did a very beautiful job on all my flowers.. From the bouquets to the beautiful cadle lit centerpieces! Just unforgettbly beautiful ! A bit expensive but definitely get what you pay for.. Soo worth it!!!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.9/5.0
My mom and I planned my wedding in 6 months and we have said over the very stressful six months that picking James Cress Was easily the best decision we made. Gary ALWAYS greeted us with a smile and a hug. He was so patient and extremely thoughtful. He always made time for us and for a bride with literally no opinions of what she wanted on her wedding day, Gary put together my dream wedding.

Andrea was also so attentive. She always worked with our schedule that was very inflexible as I was commuting from a different state to make these appointments and she answered all of our emails and questions in hours.

The day of the wedding, the team was on time, running between the house, the hotel, the church and the reception seamlessly,. We barely saw them running around with all of the arrangements but somehow everything was set up, flawlessly and looked spectacular. Gary even made gigantic cutouts of our huskies that we love so that they could "be with us" at the wedding. I've never seen a more excited groom.

I could write a six page review on all of the reasons to hire Gary, Andrea and James Cress but the most important message I can tell you is to go to Gary and never look back. It'll be the easiest and best decision you can make during your wedding planning.
My mom and I planned my wedding in 6 months and we have said over the very stressful six months that picking James Cress Read more...
My mom and I planned my wedding in 6 months and we have said over the very stressful six months that picking James Cress Was easily the best decision we made. Gary ALWAYS greeted us with a smile and a hug. He was so patient and extremely thoughtful. He always made time for us and for a bride with literally no opinions of what she wanted on her wedding day, Gary put together my dream wedding.

Andrea was also so attentive. She always worked with our schedule that was very inflexible as I was commuting from a different state to make these appointments and she answered all of our emails and questions in hours.

The day of the wedding, the team was on time, running between the house, the hotel, the church and the reception seamlessly,. We barely saw them running around with all of the arrangements but somehow everything was set up, flawlessly and looked spectacular. Gary even made gigantic cutouts of our huskies that we love so that they could "be with us" at the wedding. I've never seen a more excited groom.

I could write a six page review on all of the reasons to hire Gary, Andrea and James Cress but the most important message I can tell you is to go to Gary and never look back. It'll be the easiest and best decision you can make during your wedding planning. Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
6/9/2013
4.9/5.0
The flowers were exactly what I wanted. The bouquets exceeded my expectations and the table arrangements were commented on as perfect !
The flowers were exactly what I wanted. The bouquets exceeded my expectations and the table arrangements were commented on Read more...
The flowers were exactly what I wanted. The bouquets exceeded my expectations and the table arrangements were commented on as perfect ! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
I could not be happier with James Cress. The flowers were perfect and beautiful. The staff was professional and responsive.
I could not be happier with James Cress. The flowers were perfect and beautiful. The staff was professional and Read more...
I could not be happier with James Cress. The flowers were perfect and beautiful. The staff was professional and responsive. Read less
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nkccc
Wedding:
3/25/2012
4.9/5.0
James Crest did an outstanding job on our flowers for our wedding!! They were beautiful and more then we could ever have expected. Our guest all made comments about the beauty of the flowers!!
They were very easy to work with and never made me feel like I was bothering them. (even with many changes I did)
James Crest did an outstanding job on our flowers for our wedding!! They were beautiful and more then we could ever have Read more...
James Crest did an outstanding job on our flowers for our wedding!! They were beautiful and more then we could ever have expected. Our guest all made comments about the beauty of the flowers!!
They were very easy to work with and never made me feel like I was bothering them. (even with many changes I did) Read less
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missfoofy
Wedding:
7/7/2007
4.9/5.0
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Tina
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.8/5.0
James Cress came highly recommended and really did a fantastic job!! The flowers were fresh and beautiful and we got a ton of compliments on them. A lot of the guests took the centerpieces home and said they lasted for over another week! We loved what they did with the flowers throughout the ceremony and reception. It was (almost) exactly what we wanted...our Chuppah was beautiful with the flowers placed exactly how we imagined them, but the Chuppah itself was SO small! I wish that Liz had been more clear about the size and location of the Chuppah, as it wasn't on our contract and I never thought to ask about the size. We barely had enough room for us and our parents and the Rabbi! As for the location, I was told the Chuppah was going to be made from a gazebo-like thing that was a permanent fixture at the ceremony location, but it wasn't. Instead, it was made right in front of it so it threw off our whole bridal party procession and setup around the Chuppah. That isn't entirely James Cress' fault because our venue also failed to inform us of the discrepancy. However, at the end of the day, we were super happy with the beautiful arrangements and the job they did!
James Cress came highly recommended and really did a fantastic job!! The flowers were fresh and beautiful and we got a ton Read more...
James Cress came highly recommended and really did a fantastic job!! The flowers were fresh and beautiful and we got a ton of compliments on them. A lot of the guests took the centerpieces home and said they lasted for over another week! We loved what they did with the flowers throughout the ceremony and reception. It was (almost) exactly what we wanted...our Chuppah was beautiful with the flowers placed exactly how we imagined them, but the Chuppah itself was SO small! I wish that Liz had been more clear about the size and location of the Chuppah, as it wasn't on our contract and I never thought to ask about the size. We barely had enough room for us and our parents and the Rabbi! As for the location, I was told the Chuppah was going to be made from a gazebo-like thing that was a permanent fixture at the ceremony location, but it wasn't. Instead, it was made right in front of it so it threw off our whole bridal party procession and setup around the Chuppah. That isn't entirely James Cress' fault because our venue also failed to inform us of the discrepancy. However, at the end of the day, we were super happy with the beautiful arrangements and the job they did! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
3/3/2013
4.8/5.0
We worked with Gary Cress to plan our wedding and he was absolutely fantastic. I only had to show him a few pictures of what styles I liked and he created the perfect centerpieces, bouquet and ceremonial flowers. I don't know what we would have done without Gary - by the time we arrived at our wedding venue for the ceremony, everything was set up perfectly and looked amazing. Gary seemed to think of everything - he included flower petals for the tables and decorated the archway for our ceremony. We have used James Cress in the past and would most definitely use them again in the future - excellent service, great value and really beautiful flowers. :-)
We worked with Gary Cress to plan our wedding and he was absolutely fantastic. I only had to show him a few pictures of Read more...
We worked with Gary Cress to plan our wedding and he was absolutely fantastic. I only had to show him a few pictures of what styles I liked and he created the perfect centerpieces, bouquet and ceremonial flowers. I don't know what we would have done without Gary - by the time we arrived at our wedding venue for the ceremony, everything was set up perfectly and looked amazing. Gary seemed to think of everything - he included flower petals for the tables and decorated the archway for our ceremony. We have used James Cress in the past and would most definitely use them again in the future - excellent service, great value and really beautiful flowers. :-) Read less
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debstrp
Wedding:
5/30/2010
4.8/5.0
James Cress is a wonderful florist. Gary, the owner, is a very nice guy. Their flowers are SO beautiful and their work is exquisite. Everyone is raving about our beautiful centerpieces. they are the best!!!! Thanks - we loved OUR flowers-stunning centerpieces, chuppah and flowers for the groomsmen and flower girls and bridesmaids. WOW-A+++++ = WONDERFUL FLORIST-can't wait to use them again!!!! Thanks for everything!!!:)-
James Cress is a wonderful florist. Gary, the owner, is a very nice guy. Their flowers are SO beautiful and their work is Read more...
James Cress is a wonderful florist. Gary, the owner, is a very nice guy. Their flowers are SO beautiful and their work is exquisite. Everyone is raving about our beautiful centerpieces. they are the best!!!! Thanks - we loved OUR flowers-stunning centerpieces, chuppah and flowers for the groomsmen and flower girls and bridesmaids. WOW-A+++++ = WONDERFUL FLORIST-can't wait to use them again!!!! Thanks for everything!!!:)- Read less
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dannisayz
Wedding:
7/11/2008
4.8/5.0
If you want to spend the money for the best florist on the island, then go with James Cress. They have the best flowers and do the best work. What they did for me was perfection. Although expensive,they were worth every last cent.
If you want to spend the money for the best florist on the island, then go with James Cress. They have the best flowers Read more...
If you want to spend the money for the best florist on the island, then go with James Cress. They have the best flowers and do the best work. What they did for me was perfection. Although expensive,they were worth every last cent. Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
6/1/2007
4.8/5.0
I highly recomend James Cress, I sat down with a woman to discuss what I wanted and then a month or so before the wedding i met with Mr. Cress to see a sample centerpiece. I didn't like the original piece so together we came up with a better version which was absolutely beautiful. We took cala lillies and stood them up in a large champagne glass with a little grass hanging out and clear crystals in the base, it was perfect. The day of the wedding the girls bouquets and guys boutineers were absolutely wonderful and all the flowers were alive and healthy looking, nothing was browning or turning and it was a very hot day. They did a fantastic job setting up the room and the church, they even drove to queens to setup the church and then out to Holbrook Long island to do the room. They did a fantastic job!!!!
I highly recomend James Cress, I sat down with a woman to discuss what I wanted and then a month or so before the wedding Read more...
I highly recomend James Cress, I sat down with a woman to discuss what I wanted and then a month or so before the wedding i met with Mr. Cress to see a sample centerpiece. I didn't like the original piece so together we came up with a better version which was absolutely beautiful. We took cala lillies and stood them up in a large champagne glass with a little grass hanging out and clear crystals in the base, it was perfect. The day of the wedding the girls bouquets and guys boutineers were absolutely wonderful and all the flowers were alive and healthy looking, nothing was browning or turning and it was a very hot day. They did a fantastic job setting up the room and the church, they even drove to queens to setup the church and then out to Holbrook Long island to do the room. They did a fantastic job!!!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/31/2013
4.7/5.0
Vendor designs were wonderful.
Vendor designs were wonderful.
Vendor designs were wonderful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
I absolutely loved the flower arrangements provided by Gary. From the moment we met he listened to the ideas I had and the color scheme I was looking for a spring wedding. Overall he listened to my vision and even went beyond to give me some great ideas. The day of my wedding everything looked amazing, and the colors looked so gracefully put together. I got so many wonderful compliments from my guest. I would definitely recommened James Cress Florist for your next event
I absolutely loved the flower arrangements provided by Gary. From the moment we met he listened to the ideas I had and the Read more...
I absolutely loved the flower arrangements provided by Gary. From the moment we met he listened to the ideas I had and the color scheme I was looking for a spring wedding. Overall he listened to my vision and even went beyond to give me some great ideas. The day of my wedding everything looked amazing, and the colors looked so gracefully put together. I got so many wonderful compliments from my guest. I would definitely recommened James Cress Florist for your next event Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
I love how my flowers turned out! They were absolutely beautiful. I will never use another florist.
I love how my flowers turned out! They were absolutely beautiful. I will never use another florist.
I love how my flowers turned out! They were absolutely beautiful. I will never use another florist. Read less
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Dara
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.6/5.0
Everything came out perfect!
Everything came out perfect!
Everything came out perfect! Read less
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thestar79
Wedding:
2/2/2008
4.6/5.0
They helpedme design a one of a kind unique piece.
Everytime I had a change they made the entire piecce for me again to view.
Loved them
Highly reccomended and worth the extra money.
I still have my bouquet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They helpedme design a one of a kind unique piece.
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They helpedme design a one of a kind unique piece.
Everytime I had a change they made the entire piecce for me again to view.
Loved them
Highly reccomended and worth the extra money.
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.5/5.0
They were great. We changed things around a bunch of times and they were flexible, and actually did everything right. My husband and I don't know anything about flowers, so it was nice that they helped us through it and didn't seem too condescending when we made it clear flowers were not the #1 thing on our most important things list. Everything turned out beautifully though, and I would use them again.
They were great. We changed things around a bunch of times and they were flexible, and actually did everything right. My Read more...
They were great. We changed things around a bunch of times and they were flexible, and actually did everything right. My husband and I don't know anything about flowers, so it was nice that they helped us through it and didn't seem too condescending when we made it clear flowers were not the #1 thing on our most important things list. Everything turned out beautifully though, and I would use them again. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
3/23/2013
4.2/5.0
It was very helpful to have Liz at the Pt. Jeff. Station Store. You would not have gotten our business otherwise as I would not have gone to Smithtown. She was wonderful to work with.

Unfortunately we were short two boutoniere's so neither of the father's had one.

There was also an issue with a $50.00 gift card and my credit card. I have never had a problem using any of my credit cards so I was not happy about being told that my charge was declined. Also a $50.00 Visa gift card was declined. Whoever you have entering the information is doing a lousy job. I used the $50 gift card for a different purchase without any questions. I called my credit card company to find out why the charge was declined. I was told that the wrong expiration date was entered and since the info didn't match, the charge was declined.
It was very helpful to have Liz at the Pt. Jeff. Station Store. You would not have gotten our business otherwise as I Read more...
It was very helpful to have Liz at the Pt. Jeff. Station Store. You would not have gotten our business otherwise as I would not have gone to Smithtown. She was wonderful to work with.

Unfortunately we were short two boutoniere's so neither of the father's had one.

There was also an issue with a $50.00 gift card and my credit card. I have never had a problem using any of my credit cards so I was not happy about being told that my charge was declined. Also a $50.00 Visa gift card was declined. Whoever you have entering the information is doing a lousy job. I used the $50 gift card for a different purchase without any questions. I called my credit card company to find out why the charge was declined. I was told that the wrong expiration date was entered and since the info didn't match, the charge was declined. Read less
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jmk601
Wedding:
7/18/2009
4.2/5.0
I had a small, casual, backyard wedding, and I went to James Cress because I knew the flowers would be fresh. They were beautiful, I chose white lillies, but the counter woman was pushing roses, which were double the price and not what I wanted.

So, while the flowers were fresh and beautiful, the service left something to be desired.
I had a small, casual, backyard wedding, and I went to James Cress because I knew the flowers would be fresh. They were Read more...
I had a small, casual, backyard wedding, and I went to James Cress because I knew the flowers would be fresh. They were beautiful, I chose white lillies, but the counter woman was pushing roses, which were double the price and not what I wanted.

So, while the flowers were fresh and beautiful, the service left something to be desired. Read less
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Jetlira
Wedding:
11/20/2011
3.9/5.0
They do an awsome job. But they are expensive so i thought...
Our flowers looked beautiful but they didnt do what was said, our table was fixed different from what was said and flowers were missing for our center pieces they put different ones it still looked beautiful i just wish they did what i saw in the sample.
They do an awsome job. But they are expensive so i thought...
Our flowers looked beautiful but they didnt do what was Read more...
They do an awsome job. But they are expensive so i thought...
Our flowers looked beautiful but they didnt do what was said, our table was fixed different from what was said and flowers were missing for our center pieces they put different ones it still looked beautiful i just wish they did what i saw in the sample. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.6/5.0
My flowers were breathtaking! James Cress being such a great florist was a little busy and hard to coordinate with while planning and were a little on the expensive side but in this case you get what you pay for. The flowers for my wedding were breathtaking. The bouquets arrived on time and looked fabulous. The two different types of centerpieces looked beautiful and the way they decorated the gazebo was exactly what I was looking for and spectacular. I could not have been happier. Everything looked like something that should have been in a magazine and worth every penny. Even my husband who was dead set against spending that much on flowers said he was happy that I ignored him as the flowers helped set the tone for the whole wedding. And my mom said the centerpiece she took home lasted almost two weeks. Thank you Gary!
My flowers were breathtaking! James Cress being such a great florist was a little busy and hard to coordinate with while Read more...
My flowers were breathtaking! James Cress being such a great florist was a little busy and hard to coordinate with while planning and were a little on the expensive side but in this case you get what you pay for. The flowers for my wedding were breathtaking. The bouquets arrived on time and looked fabulous. The two different types of centerpieces looked beautiful and the way they decorated the gazebo was exactly what I was looking for and spectacular. I could not have been happier. Everything looked like something that should have been in a magazine and worth every penny. Even my husband who was dead set against spending that much on flowers said he was happy that I ignored him as the flowers helped set the tone for the whole wedding. And my mom said the centerpiece she took home lasted almost two weeks. Thank you Gary! Read less
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SUSANN
Wedding:
7/7/2007
3.5/5.0
I thought the bouquets could've been done better for the price it cost although they were quite beautiful I would have to say it was a waste of money as each bridesmaid one was $125; the maid of honor one was $150 and mine, the bride, was $200.
I thought the bouquets could've been done better for the price it cost although they were quite beautiful I would have to Read more...
I thought the bouquets could've been done better for the price it cost although they were quite beautiful I would have to say it was a waste of money as each bridesmaid one was $125; the maid of honor one was $150 and mine, the bride, was $200. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.4/5.0
Although pretty, that got my centerpieces wrong and I had to work hard to keep in contact.
Although pretty, that got my centerpieces wrong and I had to work hard to keep in contact.
Although pretty, that got my centerpieces wrong and I had to work hard to keep in contact. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
9/13/2007
3.4/5.0
The quality of the flowers was outstanding, but dealing with these people was a real hassle. I was trying to plan my wedding from a long distance away, and they refused to be flexible with meeting times. I would only recommend this vendor to someone who is doing everything locally.
The quality of the flowers was outstanding, but dealing with these people was a real hassle. I was trying to plan my Read more...
The quality of the flowers was outstanding, but dealing with these people was a real hassle. I was trying to plan my wedding from a long distance away, and they refused to be flexible with meeting times. I would only recommend this vendor to someone who is doing everything locally. Read less
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evewedsjc
Wedding:
5/22/2009
3.2/5.0
My centerpieces and Ceremony decor were top notch, beautiful and as I expected.
My bouquets however were a disaster...they were not what we discussed and I had to send them back the day of my wedding to be fixed and they came back WORSE..I know that the person in charge of Events was contacted while they were at my home and they told him I was not happy. I fully expected a message or a follow up because they are NOT cheap but nothing...
My centerpieces and Ceremony decor were top notch, beautiful and as I expected.
My bouquets however were a Read more...
My centerpieces and Ceremony decor were top notch, beautiful and as I expected.
My bouquets however were a disaster...they were not what we discussed and I had to send them back the day of my wedding to be fixed and they came back WORSE..I know that the person in charge of Events was contacted while they were at my home and they told him I was not happy. I fully expected a message or a follow up because they are NOT cheap but nothing... Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.9/5.0
The centerpieces are great and exactly the same as the one they showed us before.
But I was really disappointed/dissatisfied because the bridesmaid's, MOH, and my (bride's) bouquet are not really the one that I liked and I asked them to make. I should have asked and insisted on them to show me a sample of the bouquets before the event.
Nonetheless, they are very accommodating when I told them that I'm very disappointed with the bouquet that was delivered on the day of my wedding that they took it back and made it better. But it gives me much added stress which I don't need on the day of my wedding.Thanks God that where I am getting ready is just few minutes away from the florist that they were able to fix a bit of it. My bouquet, however, is very small and not the one that I really like even though they tried to fix it. Its frustrating considering the fact that I sent them pictures and talk to them on how I want my bouquet before.
I thought everything will be ok considering their reputation and length of service.
I got a feedback that the flowers they delivered at the reception came a bit late too.
Over all they are fine, but just need to really be careful specially with the bouquets.
I feel better when they changed the bridesmaids and MOH bouquet, but if you are particular especially with the bouquet you are using as a bride, make sure that they understand what you really like.Seems like they don't have a good communication with the people working on the bouquet and the person you will be speaking with.
They are very accommodating and easy to
The centerpieces are great and exactly the same as the one they showed us before.
But I was really Read more...
The centerpieces are great and exactly the same as the one they showed us before.
But I was really disappointed/dissatisfied because the bridesmaid's, MOH, and my (bride's) bouquet are not really the one that I liked and I asked them to make. I should have asked and insisted on them to show me a sample of the bouquets before the event.
Nonetheless, they are very accommodating when I told them that I'm very disappointed with the bouquet that was delivered on the day of my wedding that they took it back and made it better. But it gives me much added stress which I don't need on the day of my wedding.Thanks God that where I am getting ready is just few minutes away from the florist that they were able to fix a bit of it. My bouquet, however, is very small and not the one that I really like even though they tried to fix it. Its frustrating considering the fact that I sent them pictures and talk to them on how I want my bouquet before.
I thought everything will be ok considering their reputation and length of service.
I got a feedback that the flowers they delivered at the reception came a bit late too.
Over all they are fine, but just need to really be careful specially with the bouquets.
I feel better when they changed the bridesmaids and MOH bouquet, but if you are particular especially with the bouquet you are using as a bride, make sure that they understand what you really like.Seems like they don't have a good communication with the people working on the bouquet and the person you will be speaking with.
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deanna862
Wedding:
7/19/2008
2.8/5.0
I have mixed feelings about my florist. Richard was the man who we paid to have design and make our bouquets, and we found out the day of the wedding that the new guy did them because Richard was in Cancun. The "new guy" put the wrong colored flowers in the corsages (they should have been cream and they were orange-- big difference) and my bouquet was NOT attractive at all-- it did not have the flowers we discussed in it. I was supposed to have french braiding with satin and pearl pins on the bouquet, and I got green tulle, as did my bridesmaids. Luckily, my friend Bill Ward was delivering the flowers, and upon my breakdown at seeing how ugly many of them were, he took notes, called the main florist in town and had him come in to fix all the bouquets. If you use James Cress, make sure you request Bill-- he's amazing. The green tulle was replaced with half of an ivory wrap (though the bottom half looked like it was done with medical tape) and the flowers were opened a little so they were a LITTLE more like the "soft" look that we talked about.


Though we had problems with the bouquets and the coursages, the centerpieces were gorgeous.

I was very disappointed with the quality of service though, because as the most expensive florist in town, I expected less drama and more of what we discussed. My recommendation- do NOT use Richard-- apparently Gary is much better (Bill told me this the day of the wedding-- I had forgotten that he worked there when I had booked Richard a year earlier). Richard talks a big game about how beautiful everything will look and to trust him that this flower will have the same effect as that.. etc., but then does not follow through. Richard also said he would personally be doing the flowers and that he set the date aside, and then we find out he's in Cancun. Not good.


I don't know exactly how much this cost, as my mom paid for this, but I believe it was about $7000.

Deanna Schnepp jennings
I have mixed feelings about my florist. Richard was the man who we paid to have design and make our bouquets, and we found Read more...
I have mixed feelings about my florist. Richard was the man who we paid to have design and make our bouquets, and we found out the day of the wedding that the new guy did them because Richard was in Cancun. The "new guy" put the wrong colored flowers in the corsages (they should have been cream and they were orange-- big difference) and my bouquet was NOT attractive at all-- it did not have the flowers we discussed in it. I was supposed to have french braiding with satin and pearl pins on the bouquet, and I got green tulle, as did my bridesmaids. Luckily, my friend Bill Ward was delivering the flowers, and upon my breakdown at seeing how ugly many of them were, he took notes, called the main florist in town and had him come in to fix all the bouquets. If you use James Cress, make sure you request Bill-- he's amazing. The green tulle was replaced with half of an ivory wrap (though the bottom half looked like it was done with medical tape) and the flowers were opened a little so they were a LITTLE more like the "soft" look that we talked about.


Though we had problems with the bouquets and the coursages, the centerpieces were gorgeous.

I was very disappointed with the quality of service though, because as the most expensive florist in town, I expected less drama and more of what we discussed. My recommendation- do NOT use Richard-- apparently Gary is much better (Bill told me this the day of the wedding-- I had forgotten that he worked there when I had booked Richard a year earlier). Richard talks a big game about how beautiful everything will look and to trust him that this flower will have the same effect as that.. etc., but then does not follow through. Richard also said he would personally be doing the flowers and that he set the date aside, and then we find out he's in Cancun. Not good.


I don't know exactly how much this cost, as my mom paid for this, but I believe it was about $7000.

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