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North Shore Fruit Baskets & Flowers by Darlene

Salem , MA

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130 canal st
Salem, MA US 01970 (map)

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Judy
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Darlene supplied the flowers for a rehearsal dinner on 9/26/14 at the Hawthorne Hotel. Darlene supplied center pieces for the five dinner tables as well as flowers for the bar. They were beautiful, an assortment of colors and different flowers. They were better than I ever imagined they might be. From the initial discussion with Darlene through the actual event Darlene was a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend Darlene for anyone in need of a florist on Cape Ann.
Darlene supplied the flowers for a rehearsal dinner on 9/26/14 at the Hawthorne Hotel. Darlene supplied center pieces for Read more...
Darlene supplied the flowers for a rehearsal dinner on 9/26/14 at the Hawthorne Hotel. Darlene supplied center pieces for the five dinner tables as well as flowers for the bar. They were beautiful, an assortment of colors and different flowers. They were better than I ever imagined they might be. From the initial discussion with Darlene through the actual event Darlene was a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend Darlene for anyone in need of a florist on Cape Ann. Read less
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chandra
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Darlene and her team were so helpful, and creative with the flowers.

We had a bit of a problem with our chuppah, and they able to fix the problem without having to trouble us.

They really went above and beyond, I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for high quality, and value for your flowers.
Darlene and her team were so helpful, and creative with the flowers.

We had a bit of a problem with our chuppah, Read more...
Darlene and her team were so helpful, and creative with the flowers.

We had a bit of a problem with our chuppah, and they able to fix the problem without having to trouble us.

They really went above and beyond, I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for high quality, and value for your flowers. Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
8/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Darlene was recommended by our Event Planner and Darlene did a wonderful job. We asked her to decorate our Chuppah in blue and flowers since our colors were Royal/Cobalt blue and white. She also used my husband's tallis to decorate the front of the Chuppah and made sure it was perfectly straight for photos.

All the flowers: corsages, boutonnieres and Memory table flowers were excellent quality and very fresh. I had the opportunity to go to her shop backroom and pick out the exact color of my hydrangea for the center of my bouquet of white roses. The flower was so large, we decided to split it up into three separate flowers and used them on the memory table. The value was amazing.

I was able to deal directly with the owner and she gave me exactly what I wanted and more.

I gave her a 5 star rating because she deserves it and more.
Darlene was recommended by our Event Planner and Darlene did a wonderful job. We asked her to decorate our Chuppah in blue Read more...
Darlene was recommended by our Event Planner and Darlene did a wonderful job. We asked her to decorate our Chuppah in blue and flowers since our colors were Royal/Cobalt blue and white. She also used my husband's tallis to decorate the front of the Chuppah and made sure it was perfectly straight for photos.

All the flowers: corsages, boutonnieres and Memory table flowers were excellent quality and very fresh. I had the opportunity to go to her shop backroom and pick out the exact color of my hydrangea for the center of my bouquet of white roses. The flower was so large, we decided to split it up into three separate flowers and used them on the memory table. The value was amazing.

I was able to deal directly with the owner and she gave me exactly what I wanted and more.

I gave her a 5 star rating because she deserves it and more. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Darlene was amazing! Her pricing was incredible, she gave me all the flowers that other florists told me were too expensive for my budget, and she worked with me right up until the very last minute to make tweaks to my order. We found her through our venue and once I saw the weddings she's done for other brides I knew there was no one else we would want to use.

Everything she did for us was great!
Darlene was amazing! Her pricing was incredible, she gave me all the flowers that other florists told me were too Read more...
Darlene was amazing! Her pricing was incredible, she gave me all the flowers that other florists told me were too expensive for my budget, and she worked with me right up until the very last minute to make tweaks to my order. We found her through our venue and once I saw the weddings she's done for other brides I knew there was no one else we would want to use.

Everything she did for us was great! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Darlene did the flowers for my wedding on July 20 at Willowdale Estate. Words can't describe how pleased I was with her work. Darlene was professional, efficient, creative and very talented at what she does...the flowers were absolutely beautiful!! The bouquets, chuppah, and centerpieces came out better than I could have imagined! She really made my vision a reality, especially with the reasonable pricing! She also made the planning process an easy and pleasant one! I am so happy we were able to work with Darlene...I would recommend her to anyone!!
Darlene did the flowers for my wedding on July 20 at Willowdale Estate. Words can't describe how pleased I was with her Read more...
Darlene did the flowers for my wedding on July 20 at Willowdale Estate. Words can't describe how pleased I was with her work. Darlene was professional, efficient, creative and very talented at what she does...the flowers were absolutely beautiful!! The bouquets, chuppah, and centerpieces came out better than I could have imagined! She really made my vision a reality, especially with the reasonable pricing! She also made the planning process an easy and pleasant one! I am so happy we were able to work with Darlene...I would recommend her to anyone!! Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
7/18/2014
4.8/5.0
My flowers for my wedding were STUNNING! I brought my ideas to Darlene and she made exactly what I wanted happen. Everyone raved about my flowers. They were beautiful. You get a lot for your money with Darlene and she works with you to stay within your budget. I highly recommend her.
My flowers for my wedding were STUNNING! I brought my ideas to Darlene and she made exactly what I wanted happen. Everyone Read more...
My flowers for my wedding were STUNNING! I brought my ideas to Darlene and she made exactly what I wanted happen. Everyone raved about my flowers. They were beautiful. You get a lot for your money with Darlene and she works with you to stay within your budget. I highly recommend her. Read less
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Michea
Wedding:
7/13/2014
4.9/5.0
Darlene and her staff did such an amazing job with our flowers. The Church and venue were picture perfect. She helped our vision come to life.
Darlene and her staff did such an amazing job with our flowers. The Church and venue were picture perfect. She helped our Read more...
Darlene and her staff did such an amazing job with our flowers. The Church and venue were picture perfect. She helped our vision come to life. Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Darlene is a caring and artistic florist. The flowers for our church wedding and our reception completely exceeded our expectations. We were thrilled with Darlene's service!
Darlene is a caring and artistic florist. The flowers for our church wedding and our reception completely exceeded our Read more...
Darlene is a caring and artistic florist. The flowers for our church wedding and our reception completely exceeded our expectations. We were thrilled with Darlene's service! Read less
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Seth
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We figured we should just go ahead to the local Florist (NO NAMES) that I have been charging my credit card with over the phone for almost ten years. I spent thousands at this place on Flower arrangements of all sizes balloons Valentine cards, Birthdays, anniversary's,special occasions, DOG house days what ever when ever. So I actually walk in and wait while the employees decide there ready to tell us they couldn't help us without an appointment with a rude tone. SO we make a appointment the following week. We show up and they didn't even care we were there. they just put a few books in front of us. That was it we goggled FLOWERS BY DARLENE before we left this establishment and I was talking to Darlene before our Jeep even clicked in gear. She was in the process of locking the doors and packing for FL. DARLENE waited 30m for us to show that afternoon. She greeted us and congratulated us on our engagement with such class and professionalism. She spent a additional hour showing us all our options. The arrangements were over the top. NORTH SHORE FRUIT BASKETS & FLOWERS BY DARLENE HAVE MY BUSINESS FOR LIFE!!! Thank you for being a part of the BEST DAY of our lives Darlene.
We figured we should just go ahead to the local Florist (NO NAMES) that I have been charging my credit card with over the Read more...
We figured we should just go ahead to the local Florist (NO NAMES) that I have been charging my credit card with over the phone for almost ten years. I spent thousands at this place on Flower arrangements of all sizes balloons Valentine cards, Birthdays, anniversary's,special occasions, DOG house days what ever when ever. So I actually walk in and wait while the employees decide there ready to tell us they couldn't help us without an appointment with a rude tone. SO we make a appointment the following week. We show up and they didn't even care we were there. they just put a few books in front of us. That was it we goggled FLOWERS BY DARLENE before we left this establishment and I was talking to Darlene before our Jeep even clicked in gear. She was in the process of locking the doors and packing for FL. DARLENE waited 30m for us to show that afternoon. She greeted us and congratulated us on our engagement with such class and professionalism. She spent a additional hour showing us all our options. The arrangements were over the top. NORTH SHORE FRUIT BASKETS & FLOWERS BY DARLENE HAVE MY BUSINESS FOR LIFE!!! Thank you for being a part of the BEST DAY of our lives Darlene. Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.6/5.0
Beautiful flowers of exceptional quality and elegance.
Beautiful flowers of exceptional quality and elegance.
Beautiful flowers of exceptional quality and elegance. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Flowers by Darlene in Salem is simply the best. Darlene was AMAZING to work with, and so helpful and accommodating throughout the entire process. She made great suggestions, and really listened to my thoughts, and created the most beautiful flower arrangements. They were exactly what I wanted, and then so much more. She was BEYOND reasonably priced, but more importantly the service and quality of care was simply above anything else. I would HIGHLY recommend Darlene and her crew in Salem to anyone, not only for weddings, but any occasion. I couldn't have been happier.
Flowers by Darlene in Salem is simply the best. Darlene was AMAZING to work with, and so helpful and accommodating Read more...
Flowers by Darlene in Salem is simply the best. Darlene was AMAZING to work with, and so helpful and accommodating throughout the entire process. She made great suggestions, and really listened to my thoughts, and created the most beautiful flower arrangements. They were exactly what I wanted, and then so much more. She was BEYOND reasonably priced, but more importantly the service and quality of care was simply above anything else. I would HIGHLY recommend Darlene and her crew in Salem to anyone, not only for weddings, but any occasion. I couldn't have been happier. Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Darlene was great to work with! My husband and I met with her once to go over what we were looking for and she put us right at ease. She understood what we wanted and turned our vision into a work of art. Our flowers were absolutely beautiful! We got tons of compliments and people are still asking who we used for our florist! We would highly recommend Darlene and her services!!
Darlene was great to work with! My husband and I met with her once to go over what we were looking for and she put us Read more...
Darlene was great to work with! My husband and I met with her once to go over what we were looking for and she put us right at ease. She understood what we wanted and turned our vision into a work of art. Our flowers were absolutely beautiful! We got tons of compliments and people are still asking who we used for our florist! We would highly recommend Darlene and her services!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Darlene was so wonderful to work with for my wedding day! Throughout the process she was so kind and easy to work with. The floral arrangements and bouquets were absolutely stunning -- guests still rave about them!
Darlene was so wonderful to work with for my wedding day! Throughout the process she was so kind and easy to work with. Read more...
Darlene was so wonderful to work with for my wedding day! Throughout the process she was so kind and easy to work with. The floral arrangements and bouquets were absolutely stunning -- guests still rave about them! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Darlene does beautiful work and she is the most reasonably priced, professional florist, on the North Shore.

She did an amazing job with my wedding flowers.
Darlene does beautiful work and she is the most reasonably priced, professional florist, on the North Shore.

She Read more...
Darlene does beautiful work and she is the most reasonably priced, professional florist, on the North Shore.

She did an amazing job with my wedding flowers. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I'm still getting compliments on the flowers at my wedding, over 2 weeks later! Darlene did an amazing job on everything from the bouquets to the centerpieces. She's great at putting colors together, our flowers were stunning!
I'm still getting compliments on the flowers at my wedding, over 2 weeks later! Darlene did an amazing job on everything Read more...
I'm still getting compliments on the flowers at my wedding, over 2 weeks later! Darlene did an amazing job on everything from the bouquets to the centerpieces. She's great at putting colors together, our flowers were stunning! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Flowers by Darlene provided the flowers for my December 28, 2013 wedding at The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem. Darlene is one of the preferred vendors for the hotel, but it is by no means mandatory to use her. I saw samples of her work at the hotel and then met her in person. From our first meeting, I could tell Darlene understood exactly what I wanted. I was looking for a frosty, wintery look and Darlene more than delivered! I was blown away by my gorgeous bouquet - the combination of peonies, roses, lambs ear, and Christmas greens and silver berries were stunning! The table centerpieces picked up on my bouquet and the mercury glass vases were stunning!! The room was a sparkling, glowing winter wonderland! Darlene ran with my vision and made it even better than I imagined!! Additionally, her prices were extremely reasonable for what she delivered!!
Flowers by Darlene provided the flowers for my December 28, 2013 wedding at The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem. Darlene is one Read more...
Flowers by Darlene provided the flowers for my December 28, 2013 wedding at The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem. Darlene is one of the preferred vendors for the hotel, but it is by no means mandatory to use her. I saw samples of her work at the hotel and then met her in person. From our first meeting, I could tell Darlene understood exactly what I wanted. I was looking for a frosty, wintery look and Darlene more than delivered! I was blown away by my gorgeous bouquet - the combination of peonies, roses, lambs ear, and Christmas greens and silver berries were stunning! The table centerpieces picked up on my bouquet and the mercury glass vases were stunning!! The room was a sparkling, glowing winter wonderland! Darlene ran with my vision and made it even better than I imagined!! Additionally, her prices were extremely reasonable for what she delivered!! Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Darlene did a fantastic job with the flowers for my wedding. They exceeded my expectations and brought the feel of romance that I wanted. I got so many compliments from the guests and highly recommend this shop!
Darlene did a fantastic job with the flowers for my wedding. They exceeded my expectations and brought the feel of romance Read more...
Darlene did a fantastic job with the flowers for my wedding. They exceeded my expectations and brought the feel of romance that I wanted. I got so many compliments from the guests and highly recommend this shop! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
12/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We recently used Flowers by Darlene (North Shore Fruit & Flowers) for our wedding on 12/13/13. I couldn't have been more pleased! The flowers were absolutely gorgeous! Our colors were red and gold with a Christmas theme. Darlene made my bouquet with red amarylllis and christmas greens. I got so many compliments.. it was a great contrast to my wedding dress and really popped in my pictures. She also made sprays with bows for the church bows out of christmas greens which were lovely. I would definitely recommend Flowers by Darlene to anyone planning a wedding or special event :)
We recently used Flowers by Darlene (North Shore Fruit & Flowers) for our wedding on 12/13/13. I couldn't have been more Read more...
We recently used Flowers by Darlene (North Shore Fruit & Flowers) for our wedding on 12/13/13. I couldn't have been more pleased! The flowers were absolutely gorgeous! Our colors were red and gold with a Christmas theme. Darlene made my bouquet with red amarylllis and christmas greens. I got so many compliments.. it was a great contrast to my wedding dress and really popped in my pictures. She also made sprays with bows for the church bows out of christmas greens which were lovely. I would definitely recommend Flowers by Darlene to anyone planning a wedding or special event :) Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Flowers by Darlene-North Shore Fruit Baskets based upon my recent positive experience with Darlene who handled flowers for my church wedding and reception at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. Darlene is talented, professional and experienced and provided beautiful flowers at a reasonable price. I appreciated her suggestions and creativity and received many compliments from my guests about the beautiful and lasting floral arrangements. I can’t thank Darlene enough for designing the lovely flowers for our special day and was thrilled with the outcome of her work.
I highly recommend Flowers by Darlene-North Shore Fruit Baskets based upon my recent positive experience with Darlene who Read more...
I highly recommend Flowers by Darlene-North Shore Fruit Baskets based upon my recent positive experience with Darlene who handled flowers for my church wedding and reception at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. Darlene is talented, professional and experienced and provided beautiful flowers at a reasonable price. I appreciated her suggestions and creativity and received many compliments from my guests about the beautiful and lasting floral arrangements. I can’t thank Darlene enough for designing the lovely flowers for our special day and was thrilled with the outcome of her work. Read less
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Lynne
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Darlene was simply amazing in the way she produced arrangements for all four days of events for my daughter's wedding. Everything we asked her to do was done even better than we could have imagined. She immediately grasped the color scheme and coordinated seamlessly with the season and the flavor for each event. She even surprised me by sending me a floral arrangement at the end of the wedding festivities! How is that for superior and personal service? Darlene's artistic arranging skills are outstanding and everything she does is unique and creative. She is constantly growing and adapting to new trends and new materials and is very flexible in being able to accommodate large or small events without a hitch. Her timing is precision driven and her staff is lovely to work with as well. She is attentive to detail but never misses out on the big picture either. She is a rare gem in the oasis of florists and I am so grateful for all she did for our family this past weekend. Brava and I highly recommend her services.
Darlene was simply amazing in the way she produced arrangements for all four days of events for my daughter's wedding. Read more...
Darlene was simply amazing in the way she produced arrangements for all four days of events for my daughter's wedding. Everything we asked her to do was done even better than we could have imagined. She immediately grasped the color scheme and coordinated seamlessly with the season and the flavor for each event. She even surprised me by sending me a floral arrangement at the end of the wedding festivities! How is that for superior and personal service? Darlene's artistic arranging skills are outstanding and everything she does is unique and creative. She is constantly growing and adapting to new trends and new materials and is very flexible in being able to accommodate large or small events without a hitch. Her timing is precision driven and her staff is lovely to work with as well. She is attentive to detail but never misses out on the big picture either. She is a rare gem in the oasis of florists and I am so grateful for all she did for our family this past weekend. Brava and I highly recommend her services. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Beautiful arrangements. Knowledge about flowers really helped my decisions.
Beautiful arrangements. Knowledge about flowers really helped my decisions.
Beautiful arrangements. Knowledge about flowers really helped my decisions. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I worked with Darlene on a last minute basis for my wedding flowers and I was beyond thrilled with the work she did! Not only was she so flexible and easy to talk to, she was so accommodating and ensured me that even a week and half before my wedding, it wouldn't be a problem to throw my order together. Her prices were also extremely competitive even compared to going through a retailer such as Whole Foods for bulk orders.

Darlene did my bridal bouquet, 9 bridesmaids bouquets, MOB corsages and the bulk flowers for my center pieces. My mom painted wine bottles and we used them as bud vases on the tables. Darlene was so great about us leaving the wine bottles with her so her team could do the arrangements. This was a huge help, because it was one more thing that we didn't have to think about. Originally, we were going to have our wedding venue put the flowers in the wine bottles for us.

The final product was honestly more than I could have imagined! I loved my bouquet, it was exactly what I imagined and explained to Darlene. I gave her the lace from my mom's wedding veil and she did excellent work incorporating it into my hand tie. The bridesmaids bouquets were also what I envisioned. She did such a great job with their hand ties as well which was done with blue and white stripped ribbon I bought from Michaels and brought to her.

If you are getting married in the Salem/North Shore area, I highly recommend Darlene.
I worked with Darlene on a last minute basis for my wedding flowers and I was beyond thrilled with the work she did! Not Read more...
I worked with Darlene on a last minute basis for my wedding flowers and I was beyond thrilled with the work she did! Not only was she so flexible and easy to talk to, she was so accommodating and ensured me that even a week and half before my wedding, it wouldn't be a problem to throw my order together. Her prices were also extremely competitive even compared to going through a retailer such as Whole Foods for bulk orders.

Darlene did my bridal bouquet, 9 bridesmaids bouquets, MOB corsages and the bulk flowers for my center pieces. My mom painted wine bottles and we used them as bud vases on the tables. Darlene was so great about us leaving the wine bottles with her so her team could do the arrangements. This was a huge help, because it was one more thing that we didn't have to think about. Originally, we were going to have our wedding venue put the flowers in the wine bottles for us.

The final product was honestly more than I could have imagined! I loved my bouquet, it was exactly what I imagined and explained to Darlene. I gave her the lace from my mom's wedding veil and she did excellent work incorporating it into my hand tie. The bridesmaids bouquets were also what I envisioned. She did such a great job with their hand ties as well which was done with blue and white stripped ribbon I bought from Michaels and brought to her.

If you are getting married in the Salem/North Shore area, I highly recommend Darlene. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
Darlene is a bit unconventional, but don't be scared off by her. I was a bit skeptical about how the flowers would turn out since she's a little rough around the edges and seems somewhat disorganized, but my fears were completely unwarranted. She had every detail down perfectly and the flowers looked beautiful and AMAZING in our space!!! We got married at the Peabody Essex Museum and her flowers there looked unbelievable, particularly our centerpieces, which were tall and beautiful. She is good value - would highly recommend.
Darlene is a bit unconventional, but don't be scared off by her. I was a bit skeptical about how the flowers would turn Read more...
Darlene is a bit unconventional, but don't be scared off by her. I was a bit skeptical about how the flowers would turn out since she's a little rough around the edges and seems somewhat disorganized, but my fears were completely unwarranted. She had every detail down perfectly and the flowers looked beautiful and AMAZING in our space!!! We got married at the Peabody Essex Museum and her flowers there looked unbelievable, particularly our centerpieces, which were tall and beautiful. She is good value - would highly recommend. Read less
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melissa
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
When my wife met with Darlene her mind was immediately made up to go with her. What impressed me was Darlene gave us flat pricing on items, centerpiece, bouquet, she wasn't interested in nickle and dimeing us like so many vendors were. The flowers were simply astonishing, I was amazed at how vibrant everything looked. She delivered flowers to our bakery, took care of a lot of last minute additions as well. She did a great job.
When my wife met with Darlene her mind was immediately made up to go with her. What impressed me was Darlene gave us flat Read more...
When my wife met with Darlene her mind was immediately made up to go with her. What impressed me was Darlene gave us flat pricing on items, centerpiece, bouquet, she wasn't interested in nickle and dimeing us like so many vendors were. The flowers were simply astonishing, I was amazed at how vibrant everything looked. She delivered flowers to our bakery, took care of a lot of last minute additions as well. She did a great job. Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Darlene for my wedding was such a pleasure. She did exactly what I wanted for my wedding, and did not try to oversell me or push any ideas on me. I was looking for very basic flowers and she helped me navigate the flower world and find what made the most sense for my wedding. The experience was great, the flowers were breathtaking, and Darlene is great! Highly recommend any North Shore bride checking her out
Working with Darlene for my wedding was such a pleasure. She did exactly what I wanted for my wedding, and did not try to Read more...
Working with Darlene for my wedding was such a pleasure. She did exactly what I wanted for my wedding, and did not try to oversell me or push any ideas on me. I was looking for very basic flowers and she helped me navigate the flower world and find what made the most sense for my wedding. The experience was great, the flowers were breathtaking, and Darlene is great! Highly recommend any North Shore bride checking her out Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We chose Darlene to do the flowers for our wedding, and we are so happy we did! She was extremely professional and easy to work with during the planning process. When we met to choose our flowers, she was able to pull together a few examples after listening to what I had in mind, which a great way to help us visualize what our flowers would look like on our wedding day. On the day of our wedding, Darlene delivered the flowers promptly to multiple locations (hotel, church, reception) and they were all gorgeous! So many of our guests commented on how beautiful the bouquets and centerpieces were. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to work with an amazing florist who does beautiful work!
We chose Darlene to do the flowers for our wedding, and we are so happy we did! She was extremely professional and easy to Read more...
We chose Darlene to do the flowers for our wedding, and we are so happy we did! She was extremely professional and easy to work with during the planning process. When we met to choose our flowers, she was able to pull together a few examples after listening to what I had in mind, which a great way to help us visualize what our flowers would look like on our wedding day. On the day of our wedding, Darlene delivered the flowers promptly to multiple locations (hotel, church, reception) and they were all gorgeous! So many of our guests commented on how beautiful the bouquets and centerpieces were. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to work with an amazing florist who does beautiful work! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It’s hard to say who our best vendor was. We feel blessed by having the best people in the area do their best work for us. However, if I had to choose, I would have to say that Flowers by Darlene was the best and is hands down the best wedding florist in Northeast Massachusetts, if not the state. She is a fast paced, no-nonsense woman who runs a tight ship and knows her craft like a savant. She has an intuitive knowing about what the right flower, arrangement or setup would be. If you don’t know, she will ask the right questions and then she will know. And as nice as you think it might be.. as good as you hope it may come out, you will be floored because it will be better. Better than you can imagine. We are still floored amazed two months later at how breathtaking the swags were on the trellis during our ceremony, the arrangements on the table, the work she did on the cake. The beauty is that her prices are good too, behind all of that talent, as she could certainly charge more for the quality of work. If you are considering Darlene.. consider no others. You are done searching - she’s the one. I couldn’t possibly recommend a vendor more highly than her. Enjoy your wedding and her beautiful flowers.
It’s hard to say who our best vendor was. We feel blessed by having the best people in the area do their best work for us. Read more...
It’s hard to say who our best vendor was. We feel blessed by having the best people in the area do their best work for us. However, if I had to choose, I would have to say that Flowers by Darlene was the best and is hands down the best wedding florist in Northeast Massachusetts, if not the state. She is a fast paced, no-nonsense woman who runs a tight ship and knows her craft like a savant. She has an intuitive knowing about what the right flower, arrangement or setup would be. If you don’t know, she will ask the right questions and then she will know. And as nice as you think it might be.. as good as you hope it may come out, you will be floored because it will be better. Better than you can imagine. We are still floored amazed two months later at how breathtaking the swags were on the trellis during our ceremony, the arrangements on the table, the work she did on the cake. The beauty is that her prices are good too, behind all of that talent, as she could certainly charge more for the quality of work. If you are considering Darlene.. consider no others. You are done searching - she’s the one. I couldn’t possibly recommend a vendor more highly than her. Enjoy your wedding and her beautiful flowers. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Darlene was such a wonderful experience. I got married at the Peabody Essex Museum in July, and couldn't say enough great things about the flowers and centerpieces. I didn't want the typical wedding centerpiece; I wanted all different types of ferns and succulents. She came up with really beautiful centerpieces and they went so well with the venue. Everyone loved them and took them home. Darlene did all my ceremony flowers for the church and bridal party as well. She put a special locket of my late father on my bouquet, which made it really special. Darlene was easy to work with and very accommodating. I would 100% recommend using Flowers by Darlene. She is the best!
Working with Darlene was such a wonderful experience. I got married at the Peabody Essex Museum in July, and couldn't say Read more...
Working with Darlene was such a wonderful experience. I got married at the Peabody Essex Museum in July, and couldn't say enough great things about the flowers and centerpieces. I didn't want the typical wedding centerpiece; I wanted all different types of ferns and succulents. She came up with really beautiful centerpieces and they went so well with the venue. Everyone loved them and took them home. Darlene did all my ceremony flowers for the church and bridal party as well. She put a special locket of my late father on my bouquet, which made it really special. Darlene was easy to work with and very accommodating. I would 100% recommend using Flowers by Darlene. She is the best! Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Darlene and her staff are absolutely amazing. I only met with Darlene a few times for ~5-10 minutes and in that short amount of time, she was able to create the most beautiful and personalized flowers I could have asked for. I had a pretty specific idea about what I wanted and she was able to put my vision into fruition. She is so professional and straight to the point, which is exactly what I was looking for in a florist. Her flower arrangements are gorgeous and affordable. A friend of mine recommended Darlene to me when I got engaged, and I couldn't be more happy that I used her and her company. I would definitely recommend her to anyone getting married in the Boston area!
Darlene and her staff are absolutely amazing. I only met with Darlene a few times for ~5-10 minutes and in that short Read more...
Darlene and her staff are absolutely amazing. I only met with Darlene a few times for ~5-10 minutes and in that short amount of time, she was able to create the most beautiful and personalized flowers I could have asked for. I had a pretty specific idea about what I wanted and she was able to put my vision into fruition. She is so professional and straight to the point, which is exactly what I was looking for in a florist. Her flower arrangements are gorgeous and affordable. A friend of mine recommended Darlene to me when I got engaged, and I couldn't be more happy that I used her and her company. I would definitely recommend her to anyone getting married in the Boston area! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Flowers by Darlene. I was beyond delighted when my flowers showed up at the hotel on my wedding day. It was more than I could have expected and I LOVED my bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets. The flowers at the front of the church and on the pews were amazing and every last detail was exactly as discussed. Darlene was a pleasure to work with and met with me several times to make sure that everything was exactly as I wanted and wrote down all the details for the bouquets, mother of the bride flowers, ring bearers, reader’s flowers, etc. Darlene really did a great job and I knew that I made the right choice! :)
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I would highly recommend Flowers by Darlene. I was beyond delighted when my flowers showed up at the hotel on my wedding day. It was more than I could have expected and I LOVED my bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets. The flowers at the front of the church and on the pews were amazing and every last detail was exactly as discussed. Darlene was a pleasure to work with and met with me several times to make sure that everything was exactly as I wanted and wrote down all the details for the bouquets, mother of the bride flowers, ring bearers, reader’s flowers, etc. Darlene really did a great job and I knew that I made the right choice! :) Read less
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Haley
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Darlene created the most beautiful bouquets I've ever seen. She listened to what I had in mind and was willing to do exactly that, but also had amazing suggestions to improve on my ideas. We had a jewish wedding and she created a GORGEOUS chuppa. The table centerpieces were elegant, beautiful, and just perfect for our reception. If you have the chance to use Darlene, don't pass up the opportunity. She is the BEST. Darlene did the flowers for my sister's wedding too, and our experience was just as wonderful.
Darlene created the most beautiful bouquets I've ever seen. She listened to what I had in mind and was willing to do Read more...
Darlene created the most beautiful bouquets I've ever seen. She listened to what I had in mind and was willing to do exactly that, but also had amazing suggestions to improve on my ideas. We had a jewish wedding and she created a GORGEOUS chuppa. The table centerpieces were elegant, beautiful, and just perfect for our reception. If you have the chance to use Darlene, don't pass up the opportunity. She is the BEST. Darlene did the flowers for my sister's wedding too, and our experience was just as wonderful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
All of the flowers were breathtaking. My colors were chocolate, tangerine and lime and I had no idea there were so many varieties of flowers that came in oranges and greens. Darlene was great in helping to make sure I had everything I would need and the meetings were always very quick but thorough. The bouquets were gorgeous and I had a lot of guests tell me how much they loved the flowers.
All of the flowers were breathtaking. My colors were chocolate, tangerine and lime and I had no idea there were so many Read more...
All of the flowers were breathtaking. My colors were chocolate, tangerine and lime and I had no idea there were so many varieties of flowers that came in oranges and greens. Darlene was great in helping to make sure I had everything I would need and the meetings were always very quick but thorough. The bouquets were gorgeous and I had a lot of guests tell me how much they loved the flowers. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I was dreading picking out flowers for my wedding because it felt overwhelming and too expensive. Our reception site recommended Darlene, and I am SO happy we used her. She knew exactly what I wanted after talking to me for just a few minutes. I was happy and trusted Darlene completely. The day of the wedding, the flowers were better and more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. The bouquets were stunning, and they looked just as nice at the end of the night as they did at the beginning. The centerpieces were perfect, and the arrangements at the church completely blew me away. Darlene even called after the wedding to make sure we were happy. I can't recommend her highly enough!
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I was dreading picking out flowers for my wedding because it felt overwhelming and too expensive. Our reception site recommended Darlene, and I am SO happy we used her. She knew exactly what I wanted after talking to me for just a few minutes. I was happy and trusted Darlene completely. The day of the wedding, the flowers were better and more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. The bouquets were stunning, and they looked just as nice at the end of the night as they did at the beginning. The centerpieces were perfect, and the arrangements at the church completely blew me away. Darlene even called after the wedding to make sure we were happy. I can't recommend her highly enough! Read less
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Dani
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
My flowers came out absolutely perfect. Darlene is amazing and totally works around whatever you need.
My flowers came out absolutely perfect. Darlene is amazing and totally works around whatever you need.
My flowers came out absolutely perfect. Darlene is amazing and totally works around whatever you need. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was absolutely thrillled and amazed by Darlene and her team. They were so easy to work with, extremely accomodating and made the church and our reception venue look absolutely beautiful. Not only was Darlene extremely responsive and willing to answer any and all of our questions, she called a day or two after our wedding just to follow up. Her price point was also much better than some of the other florists we looked at, which is hard believe considering how beautiful her arrangements are. I can't say enough wonderful things about Darlene and her team and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent florist.
I was absolutely thrillled and amazed by Darlene and her team. They were so easy to work with, extremely accomodating and Read more...
I was absolutely thrillled and amazed by Darlene and her team. They were so easy to work with, extremely accomodating and made the church and our reception venue look absolutely beautiful. Not only was Darlene extremely responsive and willing to answer any and all of our questions, she called a day or two after our wedding just to follow up. Her price point was also much better than some of the other florists we looked at, which is hard believe considering how beautiful her arrangements are. I can't say enough wonderful things about Darlene and her team and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent florist. Read less
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kristen
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.8/5.0
Our flowers were gorgeous! Darlene was great to work with and definitely knows her stuff! She has quite a talent of mixing the textures and colors. We had a vibrant mix of pinks, purple, orange and green and it really made the church pews/altar and reption tables pop! They matched perfect with our pink bridesmaid dresses! Really easy to work with!
Our flowers were gorgeous! Darlene was great to work with and definitely knows her stuff! She has quite a talent of mixing Read more...
Our flowers were gorgeous! Darlene was great to work with and definitely knows her stuff! She has quite a talent of mixing the textures and colors. We had a vibrant mix of pinks, purple, orange and green and it really made the church pews/altar and reption tables pop! They matched perfect with our pink bridesmaid dresses! Really easy to work with! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
By FAR the best on the North Shore! Darlene always does a beautiful job!
By FAR the best on the North Shore! Darlene always does a beautiful job!
By FAR the best on the North Shore! Darlene always does a beautiful job! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We chose Darlene through the Hawthorne Hotel, our wedding venue) who use her as preferred venfor and part of our wedding package which included centerpieces. We met with Darlene and brought photos of sample pictures and our wedding color (bring ribbon or bridesmaids dress extras!). She immediately put a plan together for us and filled out a thorough checklist for all items (bouquets, boutennieres, pew and Church flowers, centerpieces, croisages, etc).

We met with Darlene twice more to bring supplies and update our thoughts for the flowers. Darlene would tell you her thoughts and we let her run with it. She made up sample centerpieces which were great visuals. We upgraded our centerpieces to include some tall vases which she hit a grand slam with. They were a combo of orchids, snap dragons, cherry blossoms branches, peonies and more. Guests made the comment that it was the most beautiful flowers they had ever seen at a wedding (and these are picky and knowledgeable people).

Definitely go with Darlene but do your preparation. Research flowers and bring sample photos for bouquets and centerpieces, bring your wedding color sample, and have fun!
We chose Darlene through the Hawthorne Hotel, our wedding venue) who use her as preferred venfor and part of our wedding Read more...
We chose Darlene through the Hawthorne Hotel, our wedding venue) who use her as preferred venfor and part of our wedding package which included centerpieces. We met with Darlene and brought photos of sample pictures and our wedding color (bring ribbon or bridesmaids dress extras!). She immediately put a plan together for us and filled out a thorough checklist for all items (bouquets, boutennieres, pew and Church flowers, centerpieces, croisages, etc).

We met with Darlene twice more to bring supplies and update our thoughts for the flowers. Darlene would tell you her thoughts and we let her run with it. She made up sample centerpieces which were great visuals. We upgraded our centerpieces to include some tall vases which she hit a grand slam with. They were a combo of orchids, snap dragons, cherry blossoms branches, peonies and more. Guests made the comment that it was the most beautiful flowers they had ever seen at a wedding (and these are picky and knowledgeable people).

Definitely go with Darlene but do your preparation. Research flowers and bring sample photos for bouquets and centerpieces, bring your wedding color sample, and have fun! Read less
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Ami
Wedding:
3/30/2013
4.6/5.0
Darlene really knows what she is doing. She is prompt, professional, and knows her stuff! I was totally unsure of what I wanted - I only had a vague idea, but Darlene worked with my taste and our budget and created unforgettable arrangements. She is totally professional and timely. My bouquet was just so stunning, and she really did a great job.
Darlene really knows what she is doing. She is prompt, professional, and knows her stuff! I was totally unsure of what I Read more...
Darlene really knows what she is doing. She is prompt, professional, and knows her stuff! I was totally unsure of what I wanted - I only had a vague idea, but Darlene worked with my taste and our budget and created unforgettable arrangements. She is totally professional and timely. My bouquet was just so stunning, and she really did a great job. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
12/2/2012
4.7/5.0
Darlene did centerpieces, bouquet and tossing petals for us. The centerpieces were simple baby's breath and came out great. The bouquets (bridal and BM) were all white/ivory and looked absolutely beautiful. The only minor complaint I had was that one of the BM bouquets was not wrapped in ribbon. The other bouquets were wrapped in ivory ribbon, but one BM bouquet was missing the ribbon and just had white tape. Only the BMs and me noticed, so it wasn't a big deal, but if it was a different colored ribbon I probably would have been more bothered by it (though I imagine she would have noticed it if it was such a glaring error). Overall, she was reasonably priced and the bouquets and centerpieces themselves were really well done.
Darlene did centerpieces, bouquet and tossing petals for us. The centerpieces were simple baby's breath and came out Read more...
Darlene did centerpieces, bouquet and tossing petals for us. The centerpieces were simple baby's breath and came out great. The bouquets (bridal and BM) were all white/ivory and looked absolutely beautiful. The only minor complaint I had was that one of the BM bouquets was not wrapped in ribbon. The other bouquets were wrapped in ivory ribbon, but one BM bouquet was missing the ribbon and just had white tape. Only the BMs and me noticed, so it wasn't a big deal, but if it was a different colored ribbon I probably would have been more bothered by it (though I imagine she would have noticed it if it was such a glaring error). Overall, she was reasonably priced and the bouquets and centerpieces themselves were really well done. Read less
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Aimee
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
The flowers for our venue were gorgeous!!!! All of our guests complimented them. We would definitely do business again
The flowers for our venue were gorgeous!!!! All of our guests complimented them. We would definitely do business again
The flowers for our venue were gorgeous!!!! All of our guests complimented them. We would definitely do business again Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.7/5.0
When I opened the door to accept the flower delivery I literally lost my breath when I saw my bouquet!! It blew me away!! Amazing Flowers Great Prices!! I still can't stop staring at pictures of it!! I would absolutely recommend using Flowers by Darlene. The quality is great and the flowers are gorgeous. I was a very picky bride and had a specific vision of what I wanted. She did a sample centerpiece for me and I was able to pick it apart, adding/taking away/changing, both colors and specific flowers. She has clearly been in the business for a long time and her experience is invaluable. If you are picky just be very specific with what you want and you will not be disappointed.
When I opened the door to accept the flower delivery I literally lost my breath when I saw my bouquet!! It blew me away!! Read more...
When I opened the door to accept the flower delivery I literally lost my breath when I saw my bouquet!! It blew me away!! Amazing Flowers Great Prices!! I still can't stop staring at pictures of it!! I would absolutely recommend using Flowers by Darlene. The quality is great and the flowers are gorgeous. I was a very picky bride and had a specific vision of what I wanted. She did a sample centerpiece for me and I was able to pick it apart, adding/taking away/changing, both colors and specific flowers. She has clearly been in the business for a long time and her experience is invaluable. If you are picky just be very specific with what you want and you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.9/5.0
Our centerpieces and bridal party flowers did turn out wonderful although we weren't sure of what we were getting because of the nature of Darlene. She's very good at what she does and has done a lot of events so she seems to sort of take control and almost tell YOU what's good and what's bad. We had ideas of what we wanted and left feeling a little lost after our meeting and a bit apprehensive of what we' walk into on the wedding day and althought somethings weren't exactly how we wanted them (ex. boutinierres were roses instead of irises) everything looked beautiful.
Our centerpieces and bridal party flowers did turn out wonderful although we weren't sure of what we were getting because Read more...
Our centerpieces and bridal party flowers did turn out wonderful although we weren't sure of what we were getting because of the nature of Darlene. She's very good at what she does and has done a lot of events so she seems to sort of take control and almost tell YOU what's good and what's bad. We had ideas of what we wanted and left feeling a little lost after our meeting and a bit apprehensive of what we' walk into on the wedding day and althought somethings weren't exactly how we wanted them (ex. boutinierres were roses instead of irises) everything looked beautiful. Read less
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carol
Wedding:
7/8/2012
4.7/5.0
Darlene was recommended from two of my friends who hired her for their weddings. She knows her stuff, and is extremely accommodating, working within any budget. She works with you throughout the process giving you options and letting you make the decision of what you like best. The flowers were beautiful. She even made me a flower piece for my hair, and when I needed it earlier than expected, she said she'd drop it off herself if need be. She truly understands the importance of your wedding day and it was great working with her.
Darlene was recommended from two of my friends who hired her for their weddings. She knows her stuff, and is extremely Read more...
Darlene was recommended from two of my friends who hired her for their weddings. She knows her stuff, and is extremely accommodating, working within any budget. She works with you throughout the process giving you options and letting you make the decision of what you like best. The flowers were beautiful. She even made me a flower piece for my hair, and when I needed it earlier than expected, she said she'd drop it off herself if need be. She truly understands the importance of your wedding day and it was great working with her. Read less
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Ana
Wedding:
7/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Great job - Darlene got the colors just right, even making sure her ribbons matched the bridesmaids' dresses by asking for any fabric swatches left over from alterations. Good value. Our order wasn't huge - just the usual bouquets, boutonniers, flower girl baskets and small table centerpieces. Darlene even asked me if I could stop by so i could make sure that the bouquet shapes were what I wanted. Flowers by Darlene also provided the centerpieces for my shower. Great value, great results.
Great job - Darlene got the colors just right, even making sure her ribbons matched the bridesmaids' dresses by asking for Read more...
Great job - Darlene got the colors just right, even making sure her ribbons matched the bridesmaids' dresses by asking for any fabric swatches left over from alterations. Good value. Our order wasn't huge - just the usual bouquets, boutonniers, flower girl baskets and small table centerpieces. Darlene even asked me if I could stop by so i could make sure that the bouquet shapes were what I wanted. Flowers by Darlene also provided the centerpieces for my shower. Great value, great results. Read less
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kate
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Darlene was a pleasure to work with and she is truly very talented. I knew the look I was going for having done a lot of research on blogs and printed out pictures of what I wanted my center pieces to look like, my bridal bouquet, and my bridesmaids flowers. Darlene understood my vision and knew the name of every flower in each picture, even the unusual and rare flowers. She even special ordered flowers for me to include in the arrangements. She blew me away with how closely she was able to replicate the photos, but enhanced the flowers so that they all worked together in synch. Darlene made my wedding day June 9, 2012 simply beautiful and I received so many positive comments on the décor of the wedding and all the props go to Darlene! I am so happy I got the chance to work with her and recommend her highly.
Darlene was a pleasure to work with and she is truly very talented. I knew the look I was going for having done a lot of Read more...
Darlene was a pleasure to work with and she is truly very talented. I knew the look I was going for having done a lot of research on blogs and printed out pictures of what I wanted my center pieces to look like, my bridal bouquet, and my bridesmaids flowers. Darlene understood my vision and knew the name of every flower in each picture, even the unusual and rare flowers. She even special ordered flowers for me to include in the arrangements. She blew me away with how closely she was able to replicate the photos, but enhanced the flowers so that they all worked together in synch. Darlene made my wedding day June 9, 2012 simply beautiful and I received so many positive comments on the décor of the wedding and all the props go to Darlene! I am so happy I got the chance to work with her and recommend her highly. Read less
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Lana
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Perfect service! Working with Darlene was so easy and fun! She is the expert for flowers in the Salem area especially for the Hawthorne Hotel and Peabody Essex Museum. Everything was so beautiful! I even asked for a special delivery for the day after the wedding at our farewell breakfast for two Mother's Day baskets and those were delivered promptly and so nicely made. Thank you!
Perfect service! Working with Darlene was so easy and fun! She is the expert for flowers in the Salem area especially for Read more...
Perfect service! Working with Darlene was so easy and fun! She is the expert for flowers in the Salem area especially for the Hawthorne Hotel and Peabody Essex Museum. Everything was so beautiful! I even asked for a special delivery for the day after the wedding at our farewell breakfast for two Mother's Day baskets and those were delivered promptly and so nicely made. Thank you! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.8/5.0
I recently got married in April 2012 and Darlene did the flowers for my wedding. The Hawthorne Hotel recommended Darlene and the flowers turned out great. The centerpieces were included in the package price with the Hawthorne and we paid another $800 for the rest of the flowers, which I thought was a bit expensive (bouquets and that sort of thing). The flowers were beautiful though, so it was worth it. Darlene gets right down to business, so don't let that scare you away. I'm not really a flower person, so it was great to just let Darlene know what colors we were using and she just picked out the flowers that matched. Our 2nd flower appointment was about 15 minutes long. Everyone said the flowers were beautiful, from the centerpieces to the bouquets. They looked great in the pictures too.
I recently got married in April 2012 and Darlene did the flowers for my wedding. The Hawthorne Hotel recommended Darlene Read more...
I recently got married in April 2012 and Darlene did the flowers for my wedding. The Hawthorne Hotel recommended Darlene and the flowers turned out great. The centerpieces were included in the package price with the Hawthorne and we paid another $800 for the rest of the flowers, which I thought was a bit expensive (bouquets and that sort of thing). The flowers were beautiful though, so it was worth it. Darlene gets right down to business, so don't let that scare you away. I'm not really a flower person, so it was great to just let Darlene know what colors we were using and she just picked out the flowers that matched. Our 2nd flower appointment was about 15 minutes long. Everyone said the flowers were beautiful, from the centerpieces to the bouquets. They looked great in the pictures too. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Darlene is great. Beautiful flowers and great quality.
Darlene is great. Beautiful flowers and great quality.
Darlene is great. Beautiful flowers and great quality. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/30/2011
4.5/5.0
Darlene did a beautiful job tracking down the flowers that I wanted; she went out of her way to get peonies for my (bride's) bouquet. She followed a picture I gave her almost exactly. She did a wonderful job. She really listens and gets it right.
Darlene did a beautiful job tracking down the flowers that I wanted; she went out of her way to get peonies for my Read more...
Darlene did a beautiful job tracking down the flowers that I wanted; she went out of her way to get peonies for my (bride's) bouquet. She followed a picture I gave her almost exactly. She did a wonderful job. She really listens and gets it right. Read less
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e.cicone
Wedding:
7/16/2011
4.7/5.0
I went with Darlene on a review from a friend's wedding who had amazing fall-themed centerpieces. I was just as happy with our results. I had very little criteria for our reception flowers and gave creative liberty on the centerpieces, which were very beautiful and reasonably priced. Even though I changed my mind many times, she listened to the look I was going for and the ceremony and reception each had a different tone in the flowers. We had low and high alternating and Darlene worked with everything I gave her (centerpiece boxes, fabric, decor, etc) that I did myself to help with cost including letting us rent her vases . My bouquet was exactly as I expected and gorgeous as were the boutonnieres and corsages. The only small detail missed was the aisle as I was expecting a different layout of the rose petal aisle runner, however it still looked fine so no major issue there. Her assistant and delivery help were right on time and very nice to work with. I would highly recommend Darlene for flowers.
I went with Darlene on a review from a friend's wedding who had amazing fall-themed centerpieces. I was just as happy with Read more...
I went with Darlene on a review from a friend's wedding who had amazing fall-themed centerpieces. I was just as happy with our results. I had very little criteria for our reception flowers and gave creative liberty on the centerpieces, which were very beautiful and reasonably priced. Even though I changed my mind many times, she listened to the look I was going for and the ceremony and reception each had a different tone in the flowers. We had low and high alternating and Darlene worked with everything I gave her (centerpiece boxes, fabric, decor, etc) that I did myself to help with cost including letting us rent her vases . My bouquet was exactly as I expected and gorgeous as were the boutonnieres and corsages. The only small detail missed was the aisle as I was expecting a different layout of the rose petal aisle runner, however it still looked fine so no major issue there. Her assistant and delivery help were right on time and very nice to work with. I would highly recommend Darlene for flowers. Read less
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plato79
Wedding:
6/3/2011
4.8/5.0
Darlene is such a talented woman. After seeing some of her work at the tasting night at our venue, I was convinced that she would need little guidance to create beautiful, beautiful arrangements and bouquets. I was very impressed with Darlene's suggestions when I asked her to work within my budget. Instead of doing bouquets of callas and roses, she suggested smaller bouquets of large peony blooms....this was something other florists wanted to charge me far more for and it just happened to be the flower I wanted the most!

When the flowers came the day of the wedding, I was struck by the beautiful, elegant bouquets. My bouquets was a giant, gorgeous mass of perfectly composed pale pink peonies. It was stunning. My girls carried bouquets of burgundy peonies - these bouquets were huge, too! I could not have been more please with the finished products. Additionally, the centerpieces were gorgeous: a mix of the two colors of peonies and calla lilies. Darlene gave me the most beautiful wedding flowers and I couldn't have been more pleased.

Darlene was nice to work with, too. She and I met a few times - mostly when I showed up unannounced. She was very kind to always squeeze me in and take the time to understand what my vision was for the flowers. I would recommend her to anyone.
Darlene is such a talented woman. After seeing some of her work at the tasting night at our venue, I was convinced that Read more...
Darlene is such a talented woman. After seeing some of her work at the tasting night at our venue, I was convinced that she would need little guidance to create beautiful, beautiful arrangements and bouquets. I was very impressed with Darlene's suggestions when I asked her to work within my budget. Instead of doing bouquets of callas and roses, she suggested smaller bouquets of large peony blooms....this was something other florists wanted to charge me far more for and it just happened to be the flower I wanted the most!

When the flowers came the day of the wedding, I was struck by the beautiful, elegant bouquets. My bouquets was a giant, gorgeous mass of perfectly composed pale pink peonies. It was stunning. My girls carried bouquets of burgundy peonies - these bouquets were huge, too! I could not have been more please with the finished products. Additionally, the centerpieces were gorgeous: a mix of the two colors of peonies and calla lilies. Darlene gave me the most beautiful wedding flowers and I couldn't have been more pleased.

Darlene was nice to work with, too. She and I met a few times - mostly when I showed up unannounced. She was very kind to always squeeze me in and take the time to understand what my vision was for the flowers. I would recommend her to anyone. Read less
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momofbride
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Simply, the best service at the best price. Darlene will create whatever effect you want and never make you worry over details. She exceeds expectations every time!
Simply, the best service at the best price. Darlene will create whatever effect you want and never make you worry over Read more...
Simply, the best service at the best price. Darlene will create whatever effect you want and never make you worry over details. She exceeds expectations every time! Read less
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jenerator5000
Wedding:
11/5/2010
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with our flowers! Darlene was a pleasure to work with!
We were very happy with our flowers! Darlene was a pleasure to work with!
We were very happy with our flowers! Darlene was a pleasure to work with! Read less
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sarahP
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.9/5.0
Darlene, the proprietor, was the florist for our wedding. We told her what we were able to spend and asked what she could do within that budget -- well, she really wowed us! The flowers were stunning, well-presented, and tasteful, and all within our price range.
Darlene, the proprietor, was the florist for our wedding. We told her what we were able to spend and asked what she could Read more...
Darlene, the proprietor, was the florist for our wedding. We told her what we were able to spend and asked what she could do within that budget -- well, she really wowed us! The flowers were stunning, well-presented, and tasteful, and all within our price range. Read less
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mpertillar
Wedding:
9/5/2010
3.4/5.0
Darlene was great to work with. She always came to the phone when I would call, she was flexible with appointments and patient when the crazy bride was running a little behind. At one point when there were issues with other vendors, she jumped on the phone and tried to help with finding a replacement vendor, which was so appreciated. I am really sad to report that I was disappointed with the final product. :( The roses on the men's boutiniers were placed wrong and the roses actually fell apart. My husband's barely made it through the ceremony. The wrist corsages were the same. My bridal bouquet send my mother into a panic since they were supposed to be ivory roses and they definitely looked peach. I am not sure if it was the wrong color or if they had already just started to turn color or die, hence the darker peach color. So, other than that, the services throughout the planning process was great, she reviewed my photos of ideas, spent time putting together ideas on the spot and waited for color swatches to tie it all together. The peach color in my bouquet was not too noticeable, especially in photos, so everything worked out.
Darlene was great to work with. She always came to the phone when I would call, she was flexible with appointments and Read more...
Darlene was great to work with. She always came to the phone when I would call, she was flexible with appointments and patient when the crazy bride was running a little behind. At one point when there were issues with other vendors, she jumped on the phone and tried to help with finding a replacement vendor, which was so appreciated. I am really sad to report that I was disappointed with the final product. :( The roses on the men's boutiniers were placed wrong and the roses actually fell apart. My husband's barely made it through the ceremony. The wrist corsages were the same. My bridal bouquet send my mother into a panic since they were supposed to be ivory roses and they definitely looked peach. I am not sure if it was the wrong color or if they had already just started to turn color or die, hence the darker peach color. So, other than that, the services throughout the planning process was great, she reviewed my photos of ideas, spent time putting together ideas on the spot and waited for color swatches to tie it all together. The peach color in my bouquet was not too noticeable, especially in photos, so everything worked out. Read less
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Alana
Wedding:
7/23/2010
4.5/5.0
Darlene's prices are great, especially for the quality. If you deal directly with Darlene, which most do - she can be kind of spacey with the details of appointments (telling you to come at 10am and then saying it wasn't until 12n) but the flowers were exactly what I asked for and they came exactly when she said they would. Darlene is a little eccentric but she knows her stuff!
Darlene's prices are great, especially for the quality. If you deal directly with Darlene, which most do - she can be kind Read more...
Darlene's prices are great, especially for the quality. If you deal directly with Darlene, which most do - she can be kind of spacey with the details of appointments (telling you to come at 10am and then saying it wasn't until 12n) but the flowers were exactly what I asked for and they came exactly when she said they would. Darlene is a little eccentric but she knows her stuff! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Darlene was great to work with. On our first meeting I described the type of arrangements I was looking for. When I arrived for our second meeting, Darlene had already made an arrangement that was exactly what I had envisioned! All of the staff were really helpful and flexible. I would definitely recommend Darlene for any bride.
Darlene was great to work with. On our first meeting I described the type of arrangements I was looking for. When I Read more...
Darlene was great to work with. On our first meeting I described the type of arrangements I was looking for. When I arrived for our second meeting, Darlene had already made an arrangement that was exactly what I had envisioned! All of the staff were really helpful and flexible. I would definitely recommend Darlene for any bride. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/25/2008
4.7/5.0
I came to Darlene with ideas for our wedding flowers and decor. I discussed these twice with her in her Salem, MA shop. I also had a phone conversation with her four days prior to the wedding. I was SO IMPRESSED with the flowers. They were beautiful and she understood me completely in my vision. I was so happy with the bouquets and with the podium pieces.
I came to Darlene with ideas for our wedding flowers and decor. I discussed these twice with her in her Salem, MA shop. I Read more...
I came to Darlene with ideas for our wedding flowers and decor. I discussed these twice with her in her Salem, MA shop. I also had a phone conversation with her four days prior to the wedding. I was SO IMPRESSED with the flowers. They were beautiful and she understood me completely in my vision. I was so happy with the bouquets and with the podium pieces. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
9/6/2008
4.9/5.0
Darlene did a great job for our wedding! She does a mock up for you which is really helpful!
Darlene did a great job for our wedding! She does a mock up for you which is really helpful!
Darlene did a great job for our wedding! She does a mock up for you which is really helpful! Read less
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Sheila
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
My flowers where so beautiful, and at a very good price
My flowers where so beautiful, and at a very good price
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JM
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Flowers by Darlene is really great. Darlene knows her stuff and has great ideas, but definitely works with you to make sure the flowers are the way you want. She even has you bring in one of the bridesmaids dresses and actually makes up sample bouquets with the flowers and colors you are thinking about to help you decide what you want. I have never heard of this before and found it so helpful to visualize different options. One of the flower combinations I was thinking I didn't actually like when I saw it together with the dress; with any other florist I would asked for that and would not have seen it until the wedding day and would have been disappointed. We did the bouquets, boutonnieres, flower girl baskets and church arrangements with her (we did not have flower centerpieces) and everything came out beautiful. The bouquets were even better than I expected. Plus, Darlene's prices were the best we found. I really can't think of anything even semi-wrong. I would definitely recommend her.
Flowers by Darlene is really great. Darlene knows her stuff and has great ideas, but definitely works with you to make Read more...
Flowers by Darlene is really great. Darlene knows her stuff and has great ideas, but definitely works with you to make sure the flowers are the way you want. She even has you bring in one of the bridesmaids dresses and actually makes up sample bouquets with the flowers and colors you are thinking about to help you decide what you want. I have never heard of this before and found it so helpful to visualize different options. One of the flower combinations I was thinking I didn't actually like when I saw it together with the dress; with any other florist I would asked for that and would not have seen it until the wedding day and would have been disappointed. We did the bouquets, boutonnieres, flower girl baskets and church arrangements with her (we did not have flower centerpieces) and everything came out beautiful. The bouquets were even better than I expected. Plus, Darlene's prices were the best we found. I really can't think of anything even semi-wrong. I would definitely recommend her. Read less
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salembride
Wedding:
10/7/2007
2.7/5.0
Local florist - they did a good job. Price point was way more affordable than any other florist I spoke to and didn't snub her nose at me when we explained our small budget and scope of the work.
Local florist - they did a good job. Price point was way more affordable than any other florist I spoke to and didn't snub Read more...
Local florist - they did a good job. Price point was way more affordable than any other florist I spoke to and didn't snub her nose at me when we explained our small budget and scope of the work. Read less
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babiigurl978
Wedding:
5/13/2006
5.0/5.0
Flowers by Darlene was absolutely amazing with my flowers for my wedding. The night of the rehersal I didn't have a bouquet to practice with and I went down there. I was just going to purchase something for me to use that night and Darlene made up something for me to use in like 5 minutes. It was amazing. She even used the colors from the wedding. I was amazed at the work that they did with my flowers.
Flowers by Darlene was absolutely amazing with my flowers for my wedding. The night of the rehersal I didn't have a Read more...
Flowers by Darlene was absolutely amazing with my flowers for my wedding. The night of the rehersal I didn't have a bouquet to practice with and I went down there. I was just going to purchase something for me to use that night and Darlene made up something for me to use in like 5 minutes. It was amazing. She even used the colors from the wedding. I was amazed at the work that they did with my flowers. Read less
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