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philippa tarrant custom floral llc

Washington , DC
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Philippa Tarrant has trained in Europe and loves working on simple and elegant weddings, using clean lines and monochromatic colors. Her team includes people with varied design... Read more
Philippa Tarrant has trained in Europe and loves working on simple and elegant weddings, using clean lines and monochromatic colors. Her team includes people with varied design backgrounds. Philippa and her team are all intent on bringing you the best trends in floral design to fit your style, and make your wedding day a perfect reflection of you.2006,2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Washingtonian Magazine Wedding Guide "Best Florists"2007 Pick - The Knot: Best of WeddingsFeatured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2007 Read less
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Free
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For Charge, Free
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Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We did not work with Philippa directly, we actually went through our wedding planner. However, we were thrilled with how beautiful all the arrangements were on our wedding day. The pricing was very reasonable and flexible. I didn't have a specific idea in mind as to what type of arrangements I wanted, and I was very impressed with how creative each of the arrangements turned out to be! I thought by not having a specific request we would just get standard flower arrangements, but they were gorgeous, creative and unique!
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Melanie
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Peonies! Ranunculus! Snap Dragons! Philippa's designs were the absolute most beautiful, most stunning floral arrangements I have ever seen!!! The flowers at each dinner table completely pulled the space together, and set a spectacular spring tone for our May wedding. And the bouquets were simply GORGEOUS!!! I received countless compliments on how wonderful the flowers looked. Philippa came recommended to me from a friend who had the pleasure of working with her in the past, and listening and acting upon my friend's advice was one of the best decisions I made throughout the planning process. I had never been so confident that everything would be perfect than I was after meeting with Philippa in person. She listened to my ideas, and made fabulous floral recommendations…it was a very calming, casual, conversational meeting, where I left immediately knowing Philippa had the job. She was just so lovely and such a delight to work with. For such a tremendous job, Philippa deserves 100 stars!!! But I suppose 5 out of 5 will have to do. Thank you SO much for making our wedding the most glorious day!
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Graham
Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.6/5.0
Philippa performed magic with our minimalist design. She knew exactly what we were looking for, and was able to turn it into a great visual that all of our guests appreciated. She was sometimes tough to get in touch with, but it made no difference to the end product.
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Laura
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.3/5.0
I found Philippa by chance when I was reading reviews for another florist and she was mentioned as "saving the day" for another bride who was having a terrible time. I emailed her with my request and didn't hear back right away. When I finally did get her on the phone she was extremely nice and professional. I told her my budget, sent her my pinterest so she had an idea what I wanted and she told me what she could do. I booked her sight unseen from across the country and kept my fingers crossed. She stayed within my budget and the flowers were AMAZING! Exactly what I wanted.

The only downside was that she was a bit difficult to get a hold of from time to time. But she delivered the flowers early (even after I moved the delivery time up by 30 min 2 days before the wedding) and was kind enough to throw in vases for the bouquets for the reception.
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Lisa
Wedding:
12/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Philippa's work is extraordinary. Absolutely beautiful and the most lovely woman to work with. She came through at the last moment when we needed an extra arrangement. She understood the look I wanted for my daughter's wedding and executed it beautifully. I am so glad I found her! She is the ultimate professional.
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Private User
Wedding:
12/7/2013
4.9/5.0
Philippa is absolutely wonderful. She is responsive, creative and flexible and turned all of my ideas and emails into something more than I could have imagined. I highly recommend her for any event.
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Delia
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Philippa nailed it! There's just no better way of putting it. As a busy lawyer in DC, I hadn't even thought about flowers two months before my wedding. When I contacted Philippa, I knew we'd be a great match. She took one look at my Pinterest page and picked out a beautiful arrangement that met by style perfectly. I didn't know what to expect the day of the wedding and was overwhelmed with how beautiful the arrangements were. Everyone is still talking about the boutonnières :) Philippa was amazing to work with-after I met her in person for the first time just two weeks before the wedding, I emailed her immediately afterwards to tell her how I wish we'd met sooner. There just is no better choice :)
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Anne
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved Philippa! I really did not know a thing about flowers so I just gave her colors and textures that I wanted and she put everything else together! The bouquets were absolutely gorgeous and the centerpieces were phenomenal. I would highly recommend her!
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Clare
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I had an absolutely fabulous experience working with Philippa. I immediately clicked with her at our first meeting and felt that with no further direction she would execute my vision perfectly (and I wasn't wrong)! She is extremely easy to work with. Philippa listens to what you like and what you don't like, understands what the big picture look you're going for is, and makes wonderful suggestions to help you create it. Moreover, she works within your budget and is always willing to suggest ways to bring the cost down without losing the effect you are going for.

I was so pleased with the bouquets Philippa created for me and my bridesmaids. Moreover, the floral design at our reception was magical. Everything Philippa did was better than anything that I had envisioned. I received so many compliments on the floral arrangements on the tables, guests even took them home at the end of the night! I can't wait to see the beautiful photographs :)

I can't recommend Philippa highly enough and hope to have the opportunity to work with her again in the future.
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Philippa is a gem! She is SO easy to work with, does absolutely gorgeous work - has a great assistant Dawn - and was a vita part of my recent wedding. I just loved her! Philippa is a preferred vendor at the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, DC, which is where I read about her. She wouldn't be associated with the H-A if she wasn't first rate - and she is! My then fiance and I met with her in February... stayed in touch throughout the months... and she delivered hugely beautiful arrangements, bouquets right on time, as promised. Dawn dropped me an e-mail a day or two beforehand just to ensure she knew our schedule so timing the delivery was correct. Great attention to detail! If you are looking for a florist that is a personal, small business, an artist good with details - and who doesn't need much direction ... and seems to know exactly what you want (even if you don't!) - Ms. Philippa Tarrant is a fabulous choice!!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/10/2013
4.8/5.0
Philippa provided stunning flowers for our wedding. In our initial meeting she immediately understood the style we were going for and put together a proposal that really captured our ideas. We felt the venue was gorgeous and did not need a lot of flowers for the ceremony space; Phillipa completely agreed and we loved not feeling pressured to order more flowers than we thought we needed. All of the bouquets / boutonnieres / ceremony pieces / table centerpieces were absolutely gorgeous on the day. Phillipa kindly made two stops; one to deliver all the bouquets so the bridal party could take photos before the ceremony and then to set up the flowers at the venue. The only slight issue we had was that Phillipa was not always very responsive on email and we sometimes had a to send a couple to get our questions answered. Overall though everything worked out perfectly and we received a lot of compliments on the flowers! I will definitely recommend Phillipa to other DC-area brides!
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jordan
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.8/5.0
Philippa was so wonderful to work with, and if you have seen her site, you know her style is above reproach. She is generally just a cool woman, and has great ideas if you are lacking. a plus, all the way.
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Megan
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Philippa is WONDERFUL! First of all, she just fun to be around and hang out with and second of all, she is incredibly talented. Brainstorming the process with her was amazing and she really captured exactly what I dreamed of for the day of. I highly recommend her!
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Lauren
Wedding:
1/7/2012
4.7/5.0
I absolutely loved my flowers that Philippa did for my wedding! I went in with a very specific vision for types of flowers I liked/didn't like as well as colors I wanted and she used my suggestions and then gave me some of hers that she thought would work great with what I had chosen. I chose a mixture of tall centerpieces and some smaller floating centerpieces with candles to save money but looking back my only regret was not using all of the tall because they were so beautiful. In addition, my bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets were great! I chose a very delicate flower but she did such a great job that the bouquet held up for quite some time after the fact. I was very sad to throw it away. It sometimes took a little while to get a hold of her but overall she did a great job and I was very happy with the arrangements she delivered! She was even very flexible when I had to make a change two days before my wedding after my church told me I could not use the arrangements I had paid for. She managed to take those flowers and incorporate them into the reception space beautifully.
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Katrina
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Phillipa was wonderful to work with. Her flower arrangements were beautiful and she had a lot of good ideas. She looked at the reception venue and the color of the tablecloths & color of the bridesmaid dresses in order to choose the right colors & flowers. She needed very little instruction. She also had tips on how to cut costs such as sharing the ceremony flowers with the couple getting married before us. She was able to accommodate last-minute requests for flowers for the bridesmaids' hair and was very pleasant and professional.

As far as florists go, Philippa's arrangements seem to have that special edge that make them somehow better than the other flowers I have seen. Her flower arrangements added a beautiful touch to our wedding reception at the Willard & reception at the Dahlgren Chapel.
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding was this past weekend and I can't stop looking at the photos from the day. The flowers were spectacular!!! I couldn't have asked for a better florist. Phillippa matched my colors and then added her own creativity to create arrangements so gorgeous that everyone was talking about them at the wedding. My wedding planner even said to me that my bouquet of coral peonies was the most beautiful bouquet she'd ever seen (and she's done a lot of weddings)... If you are getting married, meet with Phillippa and see what she is capable of doing. You will not be disappointed. She is a phenomenal florist! And she is truly so sweet and accommodating. I was even able to arrange for her team to bring flowers from the wedding to the hotel where we held the brunch the next day so we could use the arrangments again. I don't think I could rank a vendor any higher. The flowers she put together for the wedding will always be one of the many highlights of the day. Perfection!
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Angela
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
I have used Philippa on numerous occasions so there was no hesitation to use her for my wedding floral. As usual, she did not disappoint. She understood my vision and executed flawlessly, even going above and beyond. My bouquet was flawless!!! Many guests raved about the floral arrangements. I am extremely grateful.
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mgerstein
Wedding:
8/22/2010
4.9/5.0
Upon first meeting Philippa she was able to catch on to my personal taste and style and suggest beautiful flower arrangements that matched my vision. She thought about the venue and the overall look when designing modern and elegant floral pieces.

I changed some of my floral arrangements several times (my bouquet, escort card table, etc) and Philippa was flexible in making those changes- which was something that I really appreciated.

I would definitely recommend Philippa to any bride!
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goldielocks5
Wedding:
6/5/2010
1.0/5.0
I was so excited to work with Philippa after looking at her floral arrangements online. She picked up quickly on the style flowers that I wanted for my weddding and put together an estimate within a day or two. In comparison to other DC area vendors, the costs were comparable. The centerpieces however, a few calla lilies spun around in a vase, were rather expensive.

Phillipa didn't mind taking the centerpieces out of the proposal and revisiting centerpieces at a later time, I believe. I don't doubt that Philippa would have done a fabulous job, but she completely forgot about me. I never received the contract after following up with her so I pretty much assumed that she didn't want to work with me. (I did look elsewhere in the meantime.)

Surprisingly, she contacted me about two weeks before my wedding inquiring about whether I still needed her services! She said that she didn't receive the signed contract. I emailed her our last correspondence showing that she neglected to send me the contract. I was shocked that three months had passed before she thought to confirm our arrangement. Very unprofessional and disappointing. It may have been an oversight, but I don't think a $1,000 gig was worth her time.
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philippa tarrant custom floral llc responded with the following comments:

I am terribly sorry that this bride slipped through the communication cracks - this was the first time this has happened and it was never my intention to ignore her, I sent an email that she never got - I certainly do not have a minimum for weddings or events and a wedding with a $1000 budget is as important as a larger one. As the owner of the business I like to keep across all of the emails rather than hand it over to an assistant, and unfortunately with this bride it went wrong - but I'm glad she found a vendor that worked for her and hope she had a wonderful wedding.
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m
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Amazing flowers! Phillipa was great to work with and worked within my budget. Everyone commented on how lovely the flowers were. Everything she made was exquisite!
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mech
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Philippa's designs were my favorite part of the wedding. Her unique flower combinations and color palette were perfectly tailored to what I requested. I cannot recommend her enough to other brides. People are still commenting weeks later about our gorgeous flowers!
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Maggie
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.5/5.0
I absolutely loved all the flowers at our wedding. The bouquets were amazing and I didn't want to put mine down, even when I was told I would have trouble eating and drinking with it in my hand!
I really enjoyed working with Philippa and felt that she was responsive to the ideas my husband and I had. She was also happy and able to incorporate other ideas when my mother had slightly different tastes from myself.
All in all, a great experience.
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Sari
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Philippa is quite simply an artist. Our flowers were perfect.

From our first meeting, Philippa just seemed to get what we were looking for. She was a joy to work with and came up with interesting, beautiful ideas. Her quote was reasonable (expensive but TOTALLY worth it and much less expensive than the other florist we met with). She even came up with ideas to make things more cost-effective (like using the decorations from the ceremony in the reception room). The best way to contact her was by e-mail and she wrote back usually within a few hours.

I don't have a single negative thing to say-- she was fabulous!
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PurpleBride
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Philippa is wonderful! She came highly recommended from the Hay-Adams and also from a friend of mine who had used her the year before. She perfectly captured the elegant, classic look we wanted for the reception with both low and tall centerpieces. My bouquet was truly stunning (and huge!) Philippa has a great sense of style and all of her arrangements were beautiful.
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/7/2008
4.6/5.0
Philippa is amazing! I absolutely loved my bouquets and centerpieces -- she definitely captured the simple, modern, elegance I was looking for. I recommend her work to everyone.
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bride's mother
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Philippa Tarrant's flowers were a sensational hit at my daughter's wedding. The look was exactly what we wanted: light, airy, and modern. The quality of the flowers was excellent. The bridal and bridesmaid bouquets were beautiful also. We had a table in the cocktail area which we had no idea how to decorate and Philippa came up with a creative, stunning solution which was also economical. We were delighted with her team's service and professionalism.
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emartincoakley
Wedding:
5/3/2008
5.0/5.0
Philippa did a gorgeous jon on the flowers for our wedding. Also, she was incredibly easy to work with, and was very flexible. After our "run through" about a month before the wedding, we made a number of changes to the floral design plan. She was very good about confirming the new choices and absolutely delivered on our wedding day.
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Kim
Wedding:
11/2/2007
5.0/5.0
Her flower arrangements are unique and beautiful. They are a little expensive but definitely worth every penny.
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Beth
Wedding:
10/27/2007
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVED working with Philippa Tarrant. Her website, www.philippatarrant.com, gave me a terrific preview of her work, but she even further outdid herself with the flowers for my wedding. When I first met with her, I told her I didn't have a specific budget in mind, but I clearly stated I was not trying to spend my parents' retirement money on flowers. I wanted in-season flowers that were pretty yet didn't look exactly like every other bouquet. She had books and brochures with various flowers and gave me her ideas and showed me what the flowers looked like. She was also familiar with my venue, which is very ornately decorated on its own, and told me I wouldn't need a lot of flowers to make the ceremony and reception beautiful. I appreciated her honesty -- she could have told me the opposite and I would have believed her. We were very pleased with her estimate, and on the day of my wedding when she delivered the flowers, I was in awe. My bouquet, the bridesmaides' bouquets, and the other corsages and boutonnieres were stunning. Everyone kept commenting on how beautiful they were. I could not have been happier. In fact, I kept my bouquet in water, and carried it home on an airplane with me, and only after a week did the flowers start to slightly wilt. Fabulous!
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/20/2007
4.9/5.0
Philippa was amazing and her arrangements were out of this world. I didn't really know what I wanted when we met to discuss flowers, but she totally read me and directed me to the most beautiful, classy, elegant arrangements that completely changed the look of our somewhat bland reception hall. The guests were talking about the flowers even after we returned from our honeymoon (and many of the arrangements were still alive!). She was also extremely fun and professional to work with and I totally trusted her judgement through the entire planning process. I would highly recommend her to any bride.
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Janna
Wedding:
5/19/2007
4.6/5.0
Philippa was awesome! Both my brother and good friend had hired her for their respective weddings so I knew I was in good hands. I didn't really have a vision for what I wanted and Philippa was fantastic at gauging my fiancee and my preferences and and helping us come up with a vibrant color scheme for our spring wedding. I totally trusted her instincts. On the day of the wedding, she was at the venue super early (earlier that I though we could even arrive). She even helped put the flowers (that she helped select) in my hair, which was beyond the call of duty.
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Emily
Wedding:
5/5/2007
4.8/5.0
Philippa was wonderful to work with! She was creative, accomodating, and genuine. And her flowers were gorgeous!
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Stacey
Wedding:
4/21/2007
4.8/5.0
Philippa Tarrant's floral work was exceptional. Months later, guests are still raving about our reception arrangements. I have referred her to two friends who have both used her for their wedding floral, with outstanding results. Philippa is a consummate professional, a talented artist, and is exceptionally easy to work with. I strongly recommend her for any special event.
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cr
Wedding:
10/8/2006
4.3/5.0
Philippa does gorgeous work. Does not give too much guidance, so be sure you know what you want. Expensive, but people will comment on how beautiful your flowers are. Very creative, she can do anything!
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Melanie
Wedding:
10/29/2005
4.6/5.0
I was thrilled with the flowers. I used the Church's flower people for the church flowers, and I used Philippa for all of the bouquet's, the flowers for the Blessed Mother, and all of the reception flowers. Philippa sat down with me and asked me a ton of questions about what I wanted for the bouquets, which were the most important flowers to me. We were unable to find reasonably priced Lily of the Valley in October, and that was the only thing about which I was dissapointed. But the bouquests were PERFECT - exactly what I was going for. She really listened to me. The only think I wish had gone a little differntly is that she dropped the flowers off at the church ahead of time, and some of the wedding party / family/ ushers did not know which flowers they were supposed to wear. I wish we would have talked more about proper labeling or that I had told people exactly what to expect. But my bouquet was exquisite and EXACTLY what I wanted, and so were the bridesmaid's bouquets. I would recommend Philippa highly.
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Katrin
Wedding:
6/19/2005
4.9/5.0
Philippa Tarrant is an exceptional florist. We had a vision and she went above and beyond to make our wedding magical. We received so many complements not only from the attendees but from the hotel. They had never seen the quality of flowers or the amazing arrangement that was created. It really made our event memorable. She was also one of the most professional vendors we worked with and the best value!
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Vivian
Wedding:
9/5/2004
4.8/5.0
Gorgeous flowers. Philippa was very easy to work with and ideally located right in D.C. The best thing about her is that she'll work with whatever budget you have, offering ideas of how to stay within the budget while still achieving what you want in terms of floral design. So many florists would just quote a price while Philippa is much more flexible. Highly recommend.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Philippa Tarrant is the best! She is immensely talented and extremely personable and accessible. Philippa was familiar with my venue, had a wonderful creative vision for the flowers, and was great at listening and interpreting my ideas. She even met me at my venue so that we could walk through together and visualize and discuss everything on site. She was also very realistic in terms of trying to keep things simple and not go overboard with costs. Her work was truly outstanding, from the creative design process to delivery. I was thrilled with how the flowers turned out, and I received many compliments on them from guests.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We used Philippa as the florist for our daughter's wedding in D.C., but she went far beyond just flowers. When we met, she took one look at our plans and within a few minutes redesigned our table arrangements, linens, and table settings, as well as our lighting colors and room draping with the result that the ambiance was exceptionally beautiful as well as functional for our guests. The floral arrangements were inventive, modern, and elegant and suited the venue to a T. She was extremely pleasant and responsive to work with. In short, she is the best.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
It was a bit hard to get a hold of this vendor. Lots of back and forth emails and missed phone calls. But in the end, everything worked out beautifully and my bridesmaids and I were very happy with the quality and freshness of our bouquets. Philippa was really great at coming up with a beautiful design for my bouquet and all of our flowers remained intact throughout the day. Philippa was also great at coming up with alternatives for flowers that would meet my budget but also give us great quality. I highly recommend her!
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