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Modern Day Floral and Events

Grand Rapids , MI
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LOCATION

187 Monroe Ave
Grand Rapids, MI US 49503 (map)

PHONE

616-454-4747

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ABOUT US

We are…Dedicated. Bold. Creative.

Infused with passion, our team creates innovative modern designs. We transform your dreams into a beautiful reality.


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We are…Dedicated. Bold. Creative.

Infused with passion, our team creates innovative modern designs. We transform your dreams into a beautiful reality.


You are…Unique. Stylish. Excited.

By incorporating your individual style, we are confident in our promise that Modern Day will create an experience truly and uniquely yours.


Our work is…Awe-inspiring. Stunning. Memorable.

Every detail, large and small, has the potential to take one’s breath away. We create awe-inspiring visions that are artfully executed from start to finish. Read less
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INFO FOR FLOWERS

Do you offer free or for charge consultations?
Free
Do you provide free or for charge sample arrangements?
For Charge, Free
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup
What type of decor (if any) do you offer?
Specialty couture linens, extensive rental containers, chiavari chairs, fabric drape, letterpress invitations, elegant china, and unique decor rental items.
Do you provide non-floral additions to floral arrangements?
Modern Day Floral and Events can provide fantastic rental items, votive candles, containers, and table numbers.
Do you offer full-services, such as wedding day setup, for an additional fee?
We are a full service event design studio specializing in custom wedding and event design. Our goal is to create a gorgeous day where you can be a guest at your own party. Fee is based on services provided.
If you have not worked at the ceremony or reception sites previously, would you be willing to visit the sites before the event?
We always perform a site visit prior to the wedding date. Typically we set-up a rendering appointment at the location which makes planning easier for both the couple and Modern Day.
Do you offer flower preservation services?
We actually have several options available depending on the clients needs. We're proud to be the only florist in Grand Rapids providing a "pay it forward" program. Call today for details!
Do you offer any other specializations that have not been covered?
At Modern Day Floral we're proud to offer full event design service to our couples. Our ability to create a complete look which goes well beyond a floral centerpiece is our forte. We feel regardless of budget you deserve your dream wedding.
How do clients set up a consultation?
Contact us to set up a consultation! Email us at events@moderndayfloral.com, or call us at 616-454-4747 ext. 6. We'd love to work with and for you!

REVIEWS

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Libby
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Modern Day Floral's work speaks for itself - all you have to do is view a few photos of their stunning arrangements!
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Karen
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Jenn and Erin worked their magic for our daughter's outdoor wedding in Holland, Michigan. Jenn designed the flowers for both the church and reception and also the linens and table arrangements.

We also decided to use Jenn for the day of event. She handled all of the vendors one month prior to event up to and including the day of the event.
It was unbelievable how smoothly things ran the last week of the wedding and not to have to worry about a thing but to enjoy yourself.

The bridal bouquets were outstanding. The colors and amounts of flower used to go into the bouquets were unbelievable.

When we entered the outdoor tent for the reception, we were blown away by the beautiful arrangements with candlesticks. Jenn used a combination of a large rectangular arrangement inside old library box drawers with a combination of candles and simple, single vased flowers. The overall effect was mind blowing. It was simple, classy and better than we expected.

Advise to brides, give Jenn your ideas and then let her run with them. She will provide an experience better than what you could have ever imagined.

Th reception runned so smoothly with Jenn working with multiple vendors.
So many of our guests said this was the most beautiful wedding they have ever gone to with the service outstanding.

A special shout out to Erin who worked so hard for us. You were a joy to have at the event and can't thank you enough for making our daughter's wedding day the best.
Services Used: Flowers, Unique Services
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Jess
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Modern Day Floral was a very pleasant experience. I was very happy with their ideas for our wedding day that fit our classic, elegant theme. I would highly recommend choosing Modern Day Floral to anyone who is seeking to find a positive, customized experience. They gave such great ideas and useful opinions that helped us make decision-making easy!
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Alex
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Hiring Modern Day Floral was one of the easiest wedding decisions that we had to make. But it wasn’t the awesome website, numerous awards, amazing reviews, or beautiful flowers that sold me. Jenn’s personality, passion, dedication, and attention to detail is what spoke to me. Jennifer is phenomenal at what she does and I knew I had to hire her within five minutes of our first phone conversation. Simply put, we were on the same page so much that I felt like she could finish my sentences. She just understood me so well that it felt like she was an extension of my own style and creativity.

The wedding was in St. Joseph MI and I live on the Detroit side. Jenn didn’t hesitate to drive from Grand Rapids to meet me at the wedding venue for our first meeting. She brought all kinds off goodies to showcase her design ideas and I was in awe. I held her hostage at a coffee shop for a couple of hours afterward so we could hash out all the exciting details of the day. This in and of itself impressed my family. She made me feel like my wedding was her highest priority every step of the way. This amazed me because I know how busy she is.

I will never forget the moment I saw the reception space in full bloom. It took my breath away and I couldn’t help but think, “My gosh this is like a David Tutera TV moment.” My jaw dropped and I stood there speechless for several minutes. The space was gorgeous. After the sun had set I looked around the room at the abundance of blooms and twinkling candlelight and smiled to myself. It was such a beautiful moment. I stood there completely relaxed and content and let the memory sink in. It felt like a dream. I keep using the word “fairytale” whenever I describe the wedding and in reality I’m describing the work of Modern Day Floral.

Thank you Jenn for putting your heart into your work. Thank you for your time, dedication, attention to detail, and patience. Thank you for making our special day unforgettable.
Services Used: Flowers
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Mieka
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin! Jenn and her team went above and beyond what we expected! After our first meeting I knew she "got" me and what we wanted for our big day. I felt comfortable and knew we were in the best hands possible. She took all of our ideas and pulled them together into something amazing!! To see it all come together on our wedding day... SIMPLY STUNNING!!! We LOVED every single detail and how they still kept it personal to us. Amongst all the beautiful touches there were little things that had meaning to us as a couple. Which is exactly what we wanted. We have had SO many compliments on our flowers and decor... We truly could not have asked for anything else! It was absolutely perfect.
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Maggietor
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
LOVE LOVEd everything for our wedding. Jenn did an amazing Job at designing for us. We gave her our vision and she took it to the next level. And when I saw our room, I about fell over in love. I can not express how appreciative I am to have had her in charge of our event design. You won't be disappointed!
Services Used: Flowers
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Private User
Wedding:
4/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Just Perfect!!! They went all out to make our flowers more than we dreamed of. We had a Celtic wedding, Scottish & Irish blended & they found native flowers from both homelands and put together stunning arrangements for us. The flowers themselves were truly exceptional, huge and fresh and just gorgeous. Everyone we spoke to was kind, professional, and even excited by the challanges we presented with our order. I would recommend them highly.
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Erica
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with the team at Modern Day Floral was amazing. Jenn was very engaged with our vision. She was fun, honest and a very hard worker. Her staff was attentive to our needs and everyone was friendly with a consistent smile on their faces. When had our initial meeting in January at the JW Marriott until the day of the event, I never had a doubt in my mind that our day wouldn't be perfect.

Her creativity really helped create the wedding of our dreams. And for us to be a destination wedding for us- through her leadership & knowledge we were calm and confident in the execution of the event.

If you make into Grand Rapids, you must visit her beautiful NEW boutique at the Amway Grand Hotel! Her new venue reflects perfectly what Jenn & her team at MDF are capable of producing in event coordination!
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Mandolynn
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Jenn is the most amazing person in the wedding industry that you will ever meet. I met Jenn two years before our wedding and started planning. I wouldn’t say I am the easiest person to plan with, but she was SO good with me. I changed my look, colors, design, venue, and flowers a few times and she stuck through it all! She ended up becoming not only our event designer but really our wedding planner. We were so lucky to have Jenn to lean on for support and guide us through the wedding planning process. Our day was beyond our wildest dreams. Everything I wanted she got me; from peonies from Holland because they were out of season here, to a few days before when I decided I wanted Gardena’s in my bouquet, she followed through on everything. Jenn and her team should review nothing but 5/5 for each and every review. Her heart and soul is in her work and she is 100% dedicated to her clients. Even though she has ten other brides she may be working with all at once, she makes you feel like you are the only one. She did COUNTLESS meetings, phone calls, even when she was on vacation in Costa Rica she skyped us to check in! I would strongly suggest using Jenn for more than just flowers and rentals on your big day. The additional planning services she offers will not disappoint! We not only used Modern Day Floral for our wedding day, but for our rehearsal/dinner too. Jenn was there with her team early in the morning the day of the wedding, timeline in hand and the day ran SO smooth because of her. The design of our ceremony and reception spaces was gorgeous! I would recommend Modern Day Floral and Events in a heartbeat! Jen made us feel so relaxed and stress free on our big day, and went above and beyto make us happy. Even in the 104 degree heat she was throwing over 700 cushions off the church benches for us just because I didn’t like the color. I will be use them on many future birthdays, dinner parties, baby showers, you name it Modern Day Floral will be involved! XO
Services Used: Flowers, Invitations, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Leslie
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Modern Day! They did all the flowers for our wedding this past weekend at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and they were magnificent. I loved my bouquet...it was so fresh and pretty. I really recommend giving them the latitude to do their thing - they are experts in all things floral and, hey, that's what you hire them for, right? They knew generally what I liked, my budget and colors and the results far exceeded my expectations.
Services Used: Flowers
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Chasethebird
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I worked with Jen and Erin to create the bouquets, boutineers, and corsages for our wedding. They did a fabulous job of bringing my vision to life. Perfect!
Services Used: Flowers
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eamarx
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Jenn Ederer and the Modern Day team have planned and provided flowers for both of my daughters' weddings. Her taste is exceptional, the venues were stunning, and the events were perfectly planned. She works tirelessly to please and is a pleasure to team with. I highly recommend Modern Day Floral.
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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colleen
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Modern Day Floral did an amazing job on our wedding day on August 20, 2011 at Bay Pointe Inn. Everything was flawless - the the flowers, decorations, linens... we LOVED everything. Jenn and Erin are one of a kind. They really listen to your ideas and execute them to the 10th degree. Thank you so much Modern Day Floral. Highly recommended!
Services Used: Flowers
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Lucia Patzelt
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Fantastic-agreed to do the flowers for wedding on very short notice.
Everything was beautiful-Jen is fantastic!
the patelt family
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Marie
Wedding:
8/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Modern Day Floral created absolutely gorgeous wedding flowers for my wedding day. I had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted my tables to look like and my expectations were met... and were definitely exceeded.

The entire process, the consultation to tearing down my wedding, the Modern Day Floral Staff made me feel important. Not to mention the level of professionalism... my husband and our families were incredibly impressed.

If you're looking for flowers in Grand Rapids, or anywhere for that matter, I definitely recommend meeting with Modern Day!
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creative consultant
Wedding:
8/20/2010
5.0/5.0
I am a planner from California. I discovered Moder Day Floral in a magazine and gave Jeniffer Ederer a call. From the moment she answered my call I knew she was listening to me.

Since the wedding was in Michigan and I was in California we were faced with challenges upfront. That did not stop Jennifer, on our first meeting she came with samples and a big note pad ready and willing to help me get my wedding together.

We spent a total of three meetings face to face and numerous calls back and forth and ultimatly designed a stunning event.
I found her and her staff hard working,warm and willing to do whatever it took to get the job done.

If Jennifer were here in California I would be a very happy woman, but since she is not I will have to settle knowing I worked with best Grand Rapids had to offer. Thank you the Modern Day Floral team !!!
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lorriannclark
Wedding:
10/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Modern Day Floral was so amazing to work with. They were able to take the vision in my head and create it for my special day! They made me feel like my requests and concerns were important and top priority. Loved their creativity and attention to detail. Wish I could get married again and do it all over!
Services Used: Flowers
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Tammy
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are both type A designers, so when it came to hiring a Florist we were very selective. We wanted a contemporary style that separated itself from the standard in wedding floral designs. Jenn and her staff got to know us as a couple, our design style and our vision. Our floral designs pushed the limits in style and sophicitation.
Services Used: Flowers
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linsaui
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Jenn and her staff are absolutely FANTASTIC. She was so helpful in so many ways, and really made the reception gorgeous. She is so good at taking care of little touches and listening to what you want! My bouquet was so perfect and unique, I couldn't have asked for anything more. MDF gets only my highest recommendations!!!
Services Used: Flowers
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Pamela
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Jenn and her team at Modern Day did an AMAZING job with the flowers for our wedding! They created just the right atmosphere for our event! They were a pleasure to work with. They took my initial input and ran with it and created something even more amazing than I had pictured.
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pinksweetpea
Wedding:
9/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Jen and the team at Modern Day is so wonderful. They were all so flexable with some last minute changes due to a job loss. Modern Day created my dream bouquet. When it was delivered to me I couldn't belive this was my bouquet. Everyone at Modern Day is so sweet and really wants to be able to make your special day the best it can be!
Services Used: Flowers
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JENNIFER
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Jenn at Modern Day Floral is AMAZING. I gave her an idea of what I was thinking, and she ran with it. She made my wedding day more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. There were so many unique flower arrangements that all went together so perfectly.
Jenn is truly an artist when it comes to arranging flowers, and she is a doll to work with. I would highly recommend using Modern Day Floral for any special event!!
Services Used: Flowers
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kfazi
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Jen, Erin and the rest of the team did an amazing job! I'm someone that isn't very creative, but they were able to take the few ideas that I had and make our wedding flowers absolutely beautiful. If you're comparing prices, they are a little higher than others, but I found it worth it for the service that they provided.
Services Used: Flowers
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newmrskjl
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
I absolutely adored my flowers and centerpieces! Jenn and the Modern Day team were so great to work with. We met with Jenn and she instantly "got us" and our vision for our day. She had so many great ideas which really put our look over the edge to give us a unique, but classic feel. I never once worried about our flowers. My bouquet was more stunning than I even imagined and it was huge! It was just breathtaking!!! Every detail turned out perfect, and you can tell how passionate Jenn is about everything that she does. In addition to the gorgeous flowers they used, it was just so easy to communicate with them. They worked with our budget, but either way Modern Day was worth every penny!
Services Used: Flowers
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Jenn and her staff at Modern Day Floral were AMAZING to work with! They listened to what my vision was and recreated it above and beyond what I could have asked for! Considering that I planned my wedding long distance I thought would pose as a challenge, but they made me feel confident that they had everything handled through constant communication. Without MDF my wedding would not have been as magical! They were amazing and I would HIGHLY recommend them to any bride!
Services Used: Flowers
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Angela
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
The Modern Day staff was very responsive to any and all of our needs. Throughout the process they kept in contact and were very helpful. The final product was more beautiful then I could have imagined. They are the the experts in this field and I am extremely happy that we chose Modern Day to do our flowers and decor.
Services Used: Flowers
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vintagewedding09
Wedding:
6/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Jen and the Modern Day Floral team were exceptional. My husband and I both felt that we received firt class service all the way. They worked diligently on our contract for us to make sure it fit with our budget. They put together a beautiful rendering for us so we were able to see the product of what we would have on our wedding day in advance. Jen worked with my vision and gave me great advice and ideas when I was looking for a professional opinion. She was always honest with us. Working with Jen and the staff was wonderful, we always felt so welcomed and appreciated. We also had a day-of-coordinator through Modern Day Floral, Erin. Erin was a huge blessing to have on our wedding day. She attended our rehearsal the evening before and answered any questions that the wedding party and guests had. She went above and beyond on the day of the wedding helping in all aspects of the day. We had so many compliments about her from our guests and those in our wedding party. She really helped make our day go on with ease. We highly recommend Modern Day Floral!
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
Modern Day Floral and Events responded with the following comments:

Kari and David,

I can't thank you enough for allowing us to play such an important role in your wedding day. It was such a pleasure getting to know you both and we wish you the best in your marriage and through life's journey.

Love,

Jenn, Erin and the Modern Day family
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Holly
Wedding:
1/17/2009
5.0/5.0
First of all, I was truly impressed that Modern Day Floral was able to work our wedding in to their schedule. I planned our wedding in eight weeks and despite the short time frame, along with the company having another major event that day, they were happy to take on our business.

Secondly, when my mother and I met with Jennifer, I was immediately confident in her ability to provide us what we needed in the budget we needed to make it happen in. She has great suggestions and ideas that complimented the vision we had in mind.

And finally, the product we got on the day of the wedding was beyond spectacular. The decorating of the event space was stunning, the flowers elegant, and my boquet was sensational. It was just a perfect day and they were a perfect group of people to work with. I hands-down recommend this business to any bride!
Services Used: Flowers
Modern Day Floral and Events responded with the following comments:

Holly,

Thank you so much for the kind words. It was so much fun working with both you and mom!!! You were gracious and confident in our abilities and for that I'm sincerely grateful. Congratulations on your big move and best of luck in California.

with love and appreciation,

Jennifer and the entire MDF staff
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TGeorge
Wedding:
12/31/2008
5.0/5.0
I will refer Modern Day Floral until I am blue in the face. Jennifer, along with the entire staff, created the atmosphere for the most perfect day of my life. As I run into guests of our wedding, consistenly, the first thing out of their mouth is "The flowers were amazing."

I am a very high strung and meticulous person by nature. The flowers were one of the only areas of my wedding day planning that I didn not stress over. I put all of my trust and confidence in the Modern Day Floral team and they far surpassed my expectations.
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Modern Day Floral and Events responded with the following comments:

Tracy, your wedding will definitely rank up there as one of my favorites. New Year's Eve at the Amway...what more could you ask for! Each room had it's own personality and the swanky room flip was so much FUN! I know you call yourself high strung but from where I was standing, I thought you were GREAT!!! Thank you so much for entrusting us to make your NYE wedding spectacular!

Love,

Jennifer and the entire MDF staff
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Mary
Wedding:
12/6/2008
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Jenn and her staff at Modern Day Floral! There were many design ideas tossed around, and with her creativity and expertise, it turned out more beautiful than I could ever imagine. Everything was done for me...design, set up, and take down. It was definitely a blessing to find a florist that could take care of ALL my wedding decor....especially since I planned my wedding from out of state! I didnt even need a wedding coordinator because of all the great service provided. my bouquets were stunning....big, luscious, and beautiful. my linens were crisp, and the tables were set perfectly.
Services Used: Flowers
Modern Day Floral and Events responded with the following comments:

Mary, You were truly a dream to work with. I have no idea how you remained so calm while planning from Chicago. We appreciate your entrusting such an important day to us. Warmest wishes as you journey through life together.

Love,

Jenn and the MDF staff
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TheresaFord
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
My experience with Modern Day Floral was amazing! Modern Day is, hands down, the most up-to-date, style savvy florist in Grand Rapids! My experience started off with a VERY nice consultation with the owner, Jennifer Ederer, and her ideas where endless. She was so inspiring and helpful... I didn't know if my budget was going to allow me to have the type of wedding I truly dreamed of having, but she showed me so many different ways to make it all possible! My wedding was GORGEOUS and looking back now I realize how lucky I was to have her there to help me. The floral arrangements where so full, dramatic and beautiful, they made my wedding look like a high-end event. My bouquets were also so pretty! Plus, Jennifer rented me gorgeous linens and chivari chairs. All that stuff made a world of difference, helping me go from a "nice wedding" to a full on elegant, formal affair.

I originally was going to Andicott for my flowers but when they shut down, I went into Modern Day. I went to Andicott because I thought I could save money by having my bridesmaids and I arrange our own stuff, but after meeting with Jennifer I saw my style go from DIY to a high-end look, and the price was almost the SAME! It was really shocking to realize how much money I was spending at Andicott just for product alone. My advice to brides is to check out Modern Day because they do an amazing job and they really work with any budget! My husband and I STILL can't get over how beautiful our wedding turned out! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to all the lovely ladies at Modern Day that made my day more than I could have ever hoped for!!!!
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
Modern Day Floral and Events responded with the following comments:

Oh Theresa, you are so sweet. You definitely experienced a lot of undue stress but we were so happy to help you. It was so wonderful helping you realize your dream. Thank you for allowing us to bring your vision to fruition. Best wishes for a long and happy life!

Warmest regards,

Jennifer and the entire MDF staff
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LaurelJean
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Every bride has their wedding day planned early on in life. The dress, the flowers, sometimes even location.... but nothing really makes that dream a reality like your flowers and decor. Modern Day Floral did that for me. Every detail down to the pearls in my bouquet were noted. They really took the time to get to know me, my personality and style, and take note of every detail to visualize my dream wedding. After my consultation I felt at ease knowing that the people at MDF were as passionate about my wedding as I was. Every piece of my arrangements were custom designed and totally unique, I loved it because it set my wedding apart from all the others and the guest who attended my wedding all took notice! Jennifer even ordered linens and chair covers to give the venue the romantic look I was going for. She went above and beyond. I am STILL hearing how beautiful my flowers and decor were and I've been married for 2 months! I am extremely happy with how everything turned out, and feel they were very organized, professional, and the price was right.
So... to any brides looking for a florist, call Jennifer @ Modern Day! I promise you, you will get that wedding you have been dreaming of!
Services Used: Flowers
Modern Day Floral and Events responded with the following comments:

Laurel,
You were such a joy to work with and I sincerely appreciate all your support. The wedding was so romantic. I'm so happy that you loved what we designed and I look forward to watching your family grow. Warmest wishes!

Love,

Jennifer and the entire MDF staff
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CityLover
Wedding:
12/15/2007
5.0/5.0
Honestly, the second I walked into Modern Day Floral and saw the designs Jennifer had created, I knew it was the perfect fit for my wedding day. I tend to be very picky about details and she was a very detail-oriented person which I loved, and because I lived in New York City for a while and worked in special event planning, I thought I would never find such a talented florist in Grand Rapids like the ones I was used to seeing in the city, so I was obviously thrilled when I met Jennifer! I wanted something beautiful, dynamic and completely unique to my style and she exceeded my expectations above and beyond! She was very flexible with my budget too, so I felt relieved to know that right from the start. The entire staff was very friendly which was nice because it made me feel all the more comfortable with hiring them to do my wedding. All the guests at my wedding were raving about how gorgeous the arrangements were, and my table linens made such an impact! I can't even describe how it felt to walk into my wedding reception and see how beautiful everything looked! :)

I completely agree with LaurelJean, I have been dreaming about my wedding for so long and I am so lucky for it to have turned out the way it did! Obviously I hit some bumps in the road while planning my wedding, but I just rolled with things and trusted that my vendors were professionals and would do their jobs (they totally did by the way, and a quick side note - besides a great florist, I also recommend getting a really good photographer because I look at my photos all the time and I just love them!). So anyway, based on my experience, I really have to disagree with Liz's comments. It's pretty unfair because you said that you went in 5 WEEKS before your wedding???? Not to be offensive, but if you wait until 5 weeks before your wedding to book ANY vendor, you are pretty lucky to get anyone at all. There is a reason people get engaged a year in advanced, it takes a long time to plan a wedding. So in all honesty, it kind of sounds like a lack of responsibility on your part, not the vendors. Sorry to express such a strong opinion, its just I have worked in the event planning field so I pretty much can see what is a logical expectation to have and that comment just does not seem to add up to me. I mean, I completely understand that some people may not have much time to plan, and I can empathize with that situation because I am currently helping my best friend plan her wedding and she only has 5 months total! YIKES! So I can see how difficult it is, but in the end, that is definitely her and her fiance's choice and risk to take.

Anyway, I had such a great experience and if anyone feels that flowers are a very integral part of their wedding like I did and wants really gorgeous arrangements and wonderful, friendly service, I definitely recommend Modern Day Floral! Thanks again to them for all their hard work!!!!
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
Modern Day Floral and Events responded with the following comments:

Okay girlie, you are much to kind! It is so nice to work with brides that work in the industry. You knew what you wanted but were open allowing us to be creative! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I appreciate your sassiness and I'm so thankful for our new found friendship. Good luck on your journey through life!

Love,

Jennifer and the entire MDF staff
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Aimee
Wedding:
8/4/2007
5.0/5.0
I potentially could be one of Jenn's biggest fans. I am an event coordinator, and when it came time to plan my own wedding there was no question as to who to chose. I think I may have even asked her before I was engaged! I gave Jenn the briefest description of what I wanted and just let her do her thing. My reception was amazing...it exceeded my every expectation. There is no other florist that I have seen or worked with that has her vision and talent. To add to it, Jenn's just about the sweetest, and sassiest, thing out there! I recommend Jenn and her awesome team at Modern Day Floral for every wedding, and other event, I come in contact with...there is no second choice. And, if you are looking for a great band, Jenn also sings in this unbelievable 11 piece band...the dance floor was full my entire reception!
Services Used: Flowers
Modern Day Floral and Events responded with the following comments:

Aimee,

You are my crazy bride gone best buddy!!! I absolutely love you and it was great entertaining all your wild friends and family. I'm going to definitely hire you as my PR girl!!

I love you girlie!

Jennifer and the entire MDF staff
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Lulu
Wedding:
8/11/2013
4.9/5.0
Modern day floral was great from day one when I had my initial phone consult with Jenn. I was from out of town but the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful in getting the look I wanted. When I received my flowers I was very pleased, everything looked so elegant and beautiful. Everyone complimented on how beautiful my bouquet was! I highly recommend them and know you will not be disappointed.
Services Used: Flowers
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Anita
Wedding:
2/15/2013
4.9/5.0
If you don’t know where to begin; begin with Modern Day Floral. Planning a wedding for our daughter seemed overwhelming, until my daughter and I met Jenn and Amanda. All stress and worry turned to relief and excitement with their ideas, suggestions and complete understanding of the style, beauty, and elegance my daughter desired for her dream wedding. I am truly grateful for the patience, kindness, professionalism, and sincere caring shown by Jenn and her staff. Every detail and decoration, from the church ceremony to the reception came together with such beauty and perfection. You can be confident of a wedding beyond your expectations now matter how large or small your budget when using Modern Day Floral. When contacting MDF via phone, leave a message and they will get back to you or send them an email.

Mother of the Bride
Services Used: Flowers
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rodarmerwedding
Wedding:
9/6/2008
4.9/5.0
Modern Day Floral was fabulous-I never thought I would be able to have all of my flowers INCLUDING CENTERPIECES done within my very low budget and Jenn and her staff were able to make it happen. They also dealt with last minute add-ons gracefully and did a gorgeous job on our flowers. They were one of my very favorite vendors to work with and I highly recommend them.
Services Used: Flowers
Modern Day Floral and Events responded with the following comments:

Lindsey,

you are such a sweetie! I still remember our first meeting when we designed your centerpiece together. You are were so excited which made my job so rewarding. It was wonderful working with you and best wishes!

Love,

Jennifer and the entire MDF staff
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David
Wedding:
12/1/2012
4.8/5.0
Amanda and the team at Modern Day Floral were marvelous in preparing an amazing, elegant and stylish wedding event; all in a short period of time. Our wedding and reception were held in the Cygnus 27 Sky Rooms and Pinnacle Room atop the Amyway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids. The flowers and decor designed by MDF for the wedding service, the champagne reception, the dinner service, and the dessert and coffee hour in this intimate setting were nothing short of exceptional. The very professional service and support also was much appreciated. We remained an integral part of the process, yet felt confident that the team would deliver a truly memorable event. Thank you to Modern Day Floral; we would highly recommend their services.
Heidi and David Dechow
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Brynn
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.8/5.0
Jenn and her team were phenomenal! Jenn planned every aspect of our wedding - she found and coordinated with all of the vendors and designed the most gorgeous room we've ever seen! Beyond the flowers being stunning, the details in the room, in the church and at the cocktail hour were what really made the wedding special. Jenn really wanted to get to know our style and was really focused on making the wedding "feel like us." She even took inspiration from a lamp that we had in our apartment! I can't say enough good things about Jenn's creativity and design - any bride would be lucky to work with her!
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Modern Day is fantastic! No wonder their work is constantly being published! They did an amazing job on our wedding day. It took my breath away when I walked into our room for the first time. They have so many options for brides not only for flowers but for linens and other decorations as well.
Services Used: Flowers
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kathy
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.8/5.0
Jenn of MDF is incredibly creative and talented. She made my wedding so beautiful, it was my dream come true and it was perfect. Jenn walked through the reception site and came up with some of the greatest ideas, draping in an alcove for the deserts with 3 chandeliers, a beautiful unique head table design, beautiful table linens and absolutely beautiful centerpieces and an out of this world bouquet for me. I had a guest tell me they had attended weddings where $100,000+ had been spent that was not as beautiful as my wedding. Jenn also designed my ceremony site including a chuppah, all of which where also beautiful. I could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding. There was a point in the process where I felt Jenn should have been more responsive, but she more than made up for it in her generosity and creativity. I loved hearing my guests complimenting me for my beautiful wedding. Thank you Jenn and your team at MDF for making my wedding so beautiful and the talk of the University Club.
Services Used: Flowers
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Lindsey
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.8/5.0
I literally gasped when I saw my flowers. They were absolutely gorgeous! My husband even commented on how beautiful they were (and posed for pictures with them!). Jenn and Erin were amazing during the planning process. They were completely flexible with our budget, and we heard nothing but compliments on how beautiful the florals were. We had Erin as our day-of coordinator, and she did a fantastic job - we had nothing to worry about on our wedding day. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
Services Used: Flowers
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AWhite
Wedding:
5/23/2009
4.8/5.0
The Modern Day Floral team did a great job on decorating our wedding. They took care of everything from the ceremony decor to making our reception hall look Amazing! We would definitely recommend them to anyone!
Services Used: Flowers
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cksadler
Wedding:
9/12/2008
4.8/5.0
The owner and staff at modern day floral were extremely accommodating, flexible to meet with me and of course exceeded expectations we had for our "big day". I was planning from out of town so the staff didn't just take care of my floral needs, but took my wedding/reception decor to the next level by meeting with linen vendors, the event coordinators for our church and reception and made many other exceptional suggestions ( which i took ). Honestly, I wanted someone I could trust to do everything I asked and fill in the areas I forgot about or was unfamiliar with and MDF took that role, while offering us stunning arrangements that our friends and family are still mentioning to this day.
Thanks again :0)
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
Modern Day Floral and Events responded with the following comments:

Crystal and Jason,

Both of you have amazing taste which made designing your event so much fun. You allowed us complete creative freedom which is incredibly liberating. It was obvious that you have a deep love not only for each other but for the Lord. I wish you so much happiness and thank you for trusting us!

Love,

Jennifer and the entire MDF staff
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Allison S.
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.7/5.0
Jenn and her team were fantastic to work with! I would highly recommend them to anyone. When planning our wedding, I wanted the decor to be the highlight of the evening. They definitely did not disappoint. The team's creative vision made our reception a stand-out in the world of "cookie-cutter" wedding receptions.
Services Used: Flowers
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/27/2009
4.7/5.0
Modern Day Floral is amazing! They took my ideas and ran with them, turning our wedding into something we'll treasurer always! They did an amazing job without any stress on my end and with no micro-managing.
Services Used: Flowers
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aarogalski
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.5/5.0
Modern Day Floral did a beautiful job on my bouquets, corsages, boots, decor at the church and centerpieces at the reception. They are so creative and really took the time to get to know me and my wedding style.
We got to go in ahead of time for a rendering to see exactly how the centerpieces would look.
They came in and set up everything and tore everything down so we never had to touch the tables!
My bouquet smelled awesome!
Thanks to Modern Floral!
Services Used: Flowers
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Kristen
Wedding:
2/21/2009
4.4/5.0
Modern Day completely understood my vision. I liked that they could show me their ideas instead of just describing them to me. I had the peace of mind of knowing everything would be perfect and just how I imagined it on my wedding day, a feeling I didn't have with the other florists that I had considered and one that I found to be priceless. In addition to their creative talent, Modern Day also has the business side down, another quality I found lacking in many others. They were organized, available, and professional. They also handled problems extremely well. I forgot to order a corsage for a stepmother, and they were able to whip one up and have it to the church before the ceremony started. I am convinced that my wedding day was as spectacular as it was due to the vendors I chose. Modern Day is all around fabulous and impressive!
Services Used: Flowers
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Kat
Wedding:
7/18/2009
4.2/5.0
Jen is an artist, pure and simple. I have minimal design instincts and am not a super-traditional kind of lady, nor is my husband, but Jen listened to my (limited) ideas and in minutes whipped up a sample centerpiece that I loved. I didn't know I could have such strong reaction to a centerpiece! Our venue had a beautiful flower garden, so we didn't require much in the way of blooms, but Jen did wonderful things with candles and hurricane vases. It was very modern and fresh, and fit the spirit of our wedding.

Modern Day Floral is one of the top boutiques in Grand Rapids, so it was a little hard to get in touch, but that was my only complaint. I should add that they never tried to up-sell me, and once we agreed on a budget they were very conscientious about making sure we got the most bang for our buck.
Services Used: Flowers
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Kara
Wedding:
8/2/2008
3.9/5.0
We love what Modern Day did for us. They turned a not so beautiful venue into a gorgeous Japanese garden! The only downfall is that it was hard to get in contact with the vendor at times. This added some unneeded stress to the wedding day, but I still highly recommend their services.
Services Used: Flowers
Modern Day Floral and Events responded with the following comments:

Boy did we ever transform a space...what a blast! It was so much fun watching this venue blossom into a gorgeous Japanese Garden. Thank you for entrusting us to make your day beautiful. Best wishes!

Love,

Jennifer and the entire MDF staff
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floondy
Wedding:
10/11/2008
3.5/5.0
I used Modern Day for the personal flowers only. They turned out beautifully and I was very happy with how creative they were in planning the arrangements. I loved the magnetic boutonnieres since I am no good at pinning. They also did a nice job labeling everything, delivering on time, and giving directions to make sure the flowers look their best all day.

During my wedding planning, they were going through a lot of growth, which caused some slow response times and a few mistakes due to training of new staff. After getting through those hiccups, everything worked out just fine.

Emily was wonderful and I was able to get a lot more planning and responsiveness from her as opposed to trying to work with the owner (Jenn) as I was advised to do originally.

We also rented a cake stand from Modern Day that was beautiful and they had it polished very nicely for us.
Services Used: Flowers
Modern Day Floral and Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review on the services that we provided at Modern Day. I also appreciate your acknowledging our growing pains. They always say, "be careful what you wish for!" When I opened the studio back in August of 2006 I had no idea that we would experience such tremendous growth in such a short period of time. Success is an amazing blessing however how to handle it when it comes at you at warp speed is another thing. :)

In an effort to serve our customers better I decided to rent an additional space that would allow us to concentrate on the areas that we love most and that is special events! I also hired two assistants and created a team that specializes only on event work. We are incredibly excited about the direction of Modern Day and we look forward to another successful year.

My goal when I opened the studio was to create an environment where clients could come in and have a wedding that was designed specifically for them. Flowers should be as unique as the couples we work with. I never want to see MDF become a "big box" or "happy meal" florist.

Thank you again and I will be sure to tell Emily how pleased you were with her. She is absolutely amazing and she is my right and left hand girl!!! :) Congratulations on your wedding...you looked absolutely amazing!

With love and appreciation,

Jennifer
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Liz
Wedding:
8/9/2008
2.7/5.0
Great consultation visit five weeks before our event. Very knowledgable florists and designers with a passion for beauty and creativity. Highly disappointed with the multiple phone calls and emails it required to receive our estimate two weeks before the date of our event. We had friends that warned us that MDF was very disorganized, although the resulting product is amazing. One friend provided us with the owner's personal cell phone number to contact her when we weren't receiving responses to our questions because herself and other's had been in the same situation we had discovered. MDF quickly cashed our deposit within five hours of receiving it, so no problem there. In the end MDF's work was beautiful and worth the financial expense, but the hassle and stress involved with actually becoming a client was not worth recommending in the future.
Services Used: Flowers
Modern Day Floral and Events responded with the following comments:

As you can imagine receiving such a negative review is so disappointing and for the longest time I debated whether or not to respond. The biggest mistake I made in this situation was my inability to say, "I'm so sorry but I cannot help you. We're completely booked." I try so hard to take care of all our brides, sometimes at the expense of our reputation. This particular bride stopped by unannounced just 5 weeks before her wedding. I was between appointments however I still made time to take care of her needs. Every other bride schedules an appointment, respects the necessary timelines and is fair in their expectations. The review is incredibly personal and I hope that the mere fact that she contacted me just 5 weeks before her wedding and still received gorgeous flowers on her wedding holds it's own weight and merit.

We take great pride in the service we provide and love our brides dearly!

love,

Jennifer

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