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Ovando

New York , NY

LOCATION

337 Bleecker St
New York, NY US 10014 (map)

PHONE

212-924-7848

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Jenny
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I have always been a fan of the flowers and arrangements at Ovando, It was also one of the places recommended to us by friends who had used them before, so there was absolutely no way I would use anyone else for my wedding day. I knew that I did not want the cookie cutter wedding and definitely didn’t want your traditional wedding flowers either I really wanted something modern and minimalistic. Ovando did not disappoint, they are hands down the best flower shop in the city! I totally recommend them to anyone and especially for any bride planning an 'out of the box' wedding!
I have always been a fan of the flowers and arrangements at Ovando, It was also one of the places recommended to us by Read more...
I have always been a fan of the flowers and arrangements at Ovando, It was also one of the places recommended to us by friends who had used them before, so there was absolutely no way I would use anyone else for my wedding day. I knew that I did not want the cookie cutter wedding and definitely didn’t want your traditional wedding flowers either I really wanted something modern and minimalistic. Ovando did not disappoint, they are hands down the best flower shop in the city! I totally recommend them to anyone and especially for any bride planning an 'out of the box' wedding! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.7/5.0
I worked with Monique from Ovando and she was so accommodating. I love her attitude. She was relaxed while getting things done at the same time. They were very accommodating with all my emails. Her responsiveness was the main reason I booked them.
Everyone loved the flowers and asked who my vendor was . I had hydrangeas, orchids, and garden roses. The flowers have stayed fresh since the wedding- 2 days later so far. Couldn't have ask for a better florist !
I worked with Monique from Ovando and she was so accommodating. I love her attitude. She was relaxed while getting things Read more...
I worked with Monique from Ovando and she was so accommodating. I love her attitude. She was relaxed while getting things done at the same time. They were very accommodating with all my emails. Her responsiveness was the main reason I booked them.
Everyone loved the flowers and asked who my vendor was . I had hydrangeas, orchids, and garden roses. The flowers have stayed fresh since the wedding- 2 days later so far. Couldn't have ask for a better florist ! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/10/2013
4.6/5.0
I decided to go with Ovando for my flowers because they are known for doing non-traditional arrangements, which was exactly what I wanted & exactly what I got!!!! I absolutely LOVED my centerpieces - they were so unique & non-wedding - they were just beautiful.
For my flowers & my bridesmaids, they were just beautiful & again, non-traditional. The flowers for the groomsmen & my dad were not exactly a good recommendation - they were too big & really didn't last the amount of time that they should have.
The flowers for the pews in church were also beautiful - unique and non-wedding!
The one challenge was the event coordinator that we worked with - it didn't seem as if she understood what I wanted, although she was a pleasure to work with. I did get a bit nervous at one point because I had to go back to their showroom twice (and have them re-do an arrangement while I was there the second time) before they delivered to me what I knew they were known for. At the end of the day, I was very happy, but it was a bit challenging getting there!
I decided to go with Ovando for my flowers because they are known for doing non-traditional arrangements, which was Read more...
I decided to go with Ovando for my flowers because they are known for doing non-traditional arrangements, which was exactly what I wanted & exactly what I got!!!! I absolutely LOVED my centerpieces - they were so unique & non-wedding - they were just beautiful.
For my flowers & my bridesmaids, they were just beautiful & again, non-traditional. The flowers for the groomsmen & my dad were not exactly a good recommendation - they were too big & really didn't last the amount of time that they should have.
The flowers for the pews in church were also beautiful - unique and non-wedding!
The one challenge was the event coordinator that we worked with - it didn't seem as if she understood what I wanted, although she was a pleasure to work with. I did get a bit nervous at one point because I had to go back to their showroom twice (and have them re-do an arrangement while I was there the second time) before they delivered to me what I knew they were known for. At the end of the day, I was very happy, but it was a bit challenging getting there! Read less
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John
Wedding:
6/23/2012
0.6/5.0
Ovambo just did the flowers for our wedding. Half of them died before the end of the ceremony, some being in bridesmaid's bouquets and groomsmen's butaneers which was an embarrassment to us. They never called us back whenI called to tell them about the situation. BEWARE. Plus they were the most expensive flower vendor choice at the venue and the centerpieces were too small for the price. However the rest of the day went off without a hitch and the other vendors(hank lane band, sylvia wine stock cake, all star limo, tuxedo place) were wonderful and made for a great day regardless.
Ovambo just did the flowers for our wedding. Half of them died before the end of the ceremony, some being in bridesmaid's Read more...
Ovambo just did the flowers for our wedding. Half of them died before the end of the ceremony, some being in bridesmaid's bouquets and groomsmen's butaneers which was an embarrassment to us. They never called us back whenI called to tell them about the situation. BEWARE. Plus they were the most expensive flower vendor choice at the venue and the centerpieces were too small for the price. However the rest of the day went off without a hitch and the other vendors(hank lane band, sylvia wine stock cake, all star limo, tuxedo place) were wonderful and made for a great day regardless. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
Ovando provided high quality design and flowers for our wedding at the Central Park Boathouse. Julia and Christina listened to our color and design inspirations and were able to produce something amazing within our tight budget--which we really appreciated. It was a very seamless experience and by the end of the evening all our guests had taken every flower home because they were so beautiful and unique.
Ovando provided high quality design and flowers for our wedding at the Central Park Boathouse. Julia and Christina Read more...
Ovando provided high quality design and flowers for our wedding at the Central Park Boathouse. Julia and Christina listened to our color and design inspirations and were able to produce something amazing within our tight budget--which we really appreciated. It was a very seamless experience and by the end of the evening all our guests had taken every flower home because they were so beautiful and unique. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
9/23/2011
1.9/5.0
We used Ovando for our personal flowers because they were recommended by our reception venue. I thought they were way overpriced, but understand flowers are expensive in the city. We arranged to have the flowers delivered to our hotel, but the florist dropped them off in the lobby without calling our cell phone and without a name on them. Fortunately, the hotel staff knew we were getting married and called to see if they were ours! I had ordered a small bouquet/tussy mussy for one of the mothers, but when delivered it was a big as the bridal bouquet! My friend had to cut it down and remake it so it wouldn't look odd.

Unless you want your friends to be remaking your flowers on your wedding day (that is, assuming you actually get them) I wouldn't use Ovando!
We used Ovando for our personal flowers because they were recommended by our reception venue. I thought they were way Read more...
We used Ovando for our personal flowers because they were recommended by our reception venue. I thought they were way overpriced, but understand flowers are expensive in the city. We arranged to have the flowers delivered to our hotel, but the florist dropped them off in the lobby without calling our cell phone and without a name on them. Fortunately, the hotel staff knew we were getting married and called to see if they were ours! I had ordered a small bouquet/tussy mussy for one of the mothers, but when delivered it was a big as the bridal bouquet! My friend had to cut it down and remake it so it wouldn't look odd.

Unless you want your friends to be remaking your flowers on your wedding day (that is, assuming you actually get them) I wouldn't use Ovando! Read less
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jll159
Wedding:
9/16/2011
4.4/5.0
They are expensive, but you get what you pay for with Ovando. We met with some pushy and even obnoxious florists before meeting with Ovando, so after meeting Rebecca was such a breath of fresh air, we decided to pay the higher price. She really got our vision, and I was very impressed with how she would keep both my husband's and my taste in mind throughout the process. Our centerpieces were drop dead gorgeous, my bouquet was incredible and the chuppah was dramatic and really helped to set the tone of the event. The flowers became like another guest at the party - they really brought the whole vision together without being obtrusive or gaudy. Be aware that Ovando is very busy during the summer, so you do sometimes have to wait for a reply and may have to follow up, but overall, it was an incredibly positive experience.
They are expensive, but you get what you pay for with Ovando. We met with some pushy and even obnoxious florists before Read more...
They are expensive, but you get what you pay for with Ovando. We met with some pushy and even obnoxious florists before meeting with Ovando, so after meeting Rebecca was such a breath of fresh air, we decided to pay the higher price. She really got our vision, and I was very impressed with how she would keep both my husband's and my taste in mind throughout the process. Our centerpieces were drop dead gorgeous, my bouquet was incredible and the chuppah was dramatic and really helped to set the tone of the event. The flowers became like another guest at the party - they really brought the whole vision together without being obtrusive or gaudy. Be aware that Ovando is very busy during the summer, so you do sometimes have to wait for a reply and may have to follow up, but overall, it was an incredibly positive experience. Read less
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K
Wedding:
8/21/2010
4.4/5.0
I chose Ovando out of a choice of three florists working with my venue. We went with Ovando's signature modern orchid and calla lily arrangements. They looked incredible on our tables. Ovando also hung lanterns from multi-colored ribbons in the entrance of the venue. This looked very festive and beautiful. I can highly recommend Ovando for their reception flowers.
My only disappointment with Ovando was with their bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres. I had asked for pink roses and ended up with red roses in both the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets. The red roses were big and beautiful so it wasn't a big deal but certainly not what I originally envisioned. The flowers on the bridesmaids bouquets were falling out of the bouquet as soon as they were delivered. They didn't seem to be wrapped tightly enough by the satin ribbon. Luckily not many others fell from the bouquets. The corsage was small and didn't stay securely fastened. The boutonnieres were also small and red in color when pink was requested. They did ultimately match the bouquets so in the end it was not a problem but I was hoping for a softer pink look from my flowers. The centerpieces were awesome and inspirational but the bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres were average.
I chose Ovando out of a choice of three florists working with my venue. We went with Ovando's signature modern orchid and Read more...
I chose Ovando out of a choice of three florists working with my venue. We went with Ovando's signature modern orchid and calla lily arrangements. They looked incredible on our tables. Ovando also hung lanterns from multi-colored ribbons in the entrance of the venue. This looked very festive and beautiful. I can highly recommend Ovando for their reception flowers.
My only disappointment with Ovando was with their bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres. I had asked for pink roses and ended up with red roses in both the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets. The red roses were big and beautiful so it wasn't a big deal but certainly not what I originally envisioned. The flowers on the bridesmaids bouquets were falling out of the bouquet as soon as they were delivered. They didn't seem to be wrapped tightly enough by the satin ribbon. Luckily not many others fell from the bouquets. The corsage was small and didn't stay securely fastened. The boutonnieres were also small and red in color when pink was requested. They did ultimately match the bouquets so in the end it was not a problem but I was hoping for a softer pink look from my flowers. The centerpieces were awesome and inspirational but the bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres were average. Read less
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srk6268
Wedding:
8/1/2009
4.8/5.0
Beautiful flowers and kind, talented and professional people. I was able to realize my goal of having amazing, colorful flowers that didn't fall in the 'fluffy, girly, rosey' box. They had creative ideas and respected by budget. The result was more than I could have hoped for.
Beautiful flowers and kind, talented and professional people. I was able to realize my goal of having amazing, colorful Read more...
Beautiful flowers and kind, talented and professional people. I was able to realize my goal of having amazing, colorful flowers that didn't fall in the 'fluffy, girly, rosey' box. They had creative ideas and respected by budget. The result was more than I could have hoped for. Read less
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allysonmg
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Amazing, I had no idea what I wanted and what I thought I wanted I found it hard to convey. They read my mind and came through with amazing flowers that I never even thought of. They will work with any budget and come up with amazing ideas for floor plans and decoration. AMAZING, Anne and Ashley are the best!
Amazing, I had no idea what I wanted and what I thought I wanted I found it hard to convey. They read my mind and came Read more...
Amazing, I had no idea what I wanted and what I thought I wanted I found it hard to convey. They read my mind and came through with amazing flowers that I never even thought of. They will work with any budget and come up with amazing ideas for floor plans and decoration. AMAZING, Anne and Ashley are the best! Read less
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