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Renaissance Floral Design

Albany , NY

LOCATION

1561 Western Avenue
Albany, NY US 12203 (map)
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ABOUT US

Renaissance Floral Design has been creating beautiful arrangements for people in the capitol region since 1995. Known for spectacular weddings, this shop also delivers the finest, most... Read more
Renaissance Floral Design has been creating beautiful arrangements for people in the capitol region since 1995. Known for spectacular weddings, this shop also delivers the finest, most artistic arrangements in the area. David Michael Schmidt and his team will make your vision a reality! (518) 464 - 6002 sarah@renaissancefloraldesign.com Read less

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INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What items are available for rental?
Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar / Arch Arrangements, Chair Covers, Chairs, China, Dance Floor, Decor, Flatware, Glassware, Lights, Linens, Lounge Furniture, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
Do you offer delivery, setup, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup
Do you provide customary wedding items, such as Chuppahs or Mandaps?
We do, we love to create and if there is a custom idea that you have which is not familiar to us we will dive in and make it happen...
Do you have a showroom available for the client to come preview rental items?
We have a consultation room equipped with the latest technology to show you everything we have done and everything we can do for you.
How far in advance do you suggest reserving rental items?
We own many rental items in our own 5,000 sf storage space, and we also pull from the main rental company that we partner with. In other words the sooner we know what your needs are, the sooner we can reserve what is needed.
Can the order be modified close to the event date?
We require everything finished 10 days in advance. Until then you can fluctuate, modify, and make any changes that fit your needs. We are here to work for you.
What if I need to cancel my order?
That would depend on the situation. Provided nothing had been custom designed or ordered for you and we know far enough in advance a refund/credit would result.
What are your hours of delivery?
Regarding Weddings...whenever you need us we will make it happen. Our daily delivery times for everyday flowers are listed on our website.
Do you have a minimum order size for delivery?
Yes, our minimum purchase to be delivered is 50.00
What if guests spill food, drinks, etc. on the rental items?
In most cases there is no issue, when items are missing after an event we would need to charge a fee for replacement.
 
 

INFO FOR FLOWERS

Do you offer free or for charge consultations?
Free
Do you provide free or for charge sample arrangements?
For Charge
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What type of events do you produce?
Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings
Which of the following services do you provide?
Decorative Draping, Event Concept & Design, Event Décor, Event Lighting, Floral Design, Furniture Rental, Venue Selection

REVIEWS

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Lexi
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I'll share this letter I wrote to David as my review. He far exceeded our expectations!

David,

Dmitriy and I cannot thank you enough for all that you did for us for our wedding. After a few (very fun) conceptual meetings, we had no doubt that you knew exactly what we had dreamed of. The first time that I teared up the day of my wedding was when I saw all of the beautiful personal flowers with my bouquet. I was so touched to see my grandmothers’ jewelry placed in the flowers like a part of the arrangement. You far exceeded our expectations. We were speechless for our reveal to our ballroom. You transformed the space into “our” area for the day. All of the little touches and details made everything so special. Thank you again, we will never forget all of your efforts to make our wedding day special.
I'll share this letter I wrote to David as my review. He far exceeded our expectations!

David,

Dmitriy Read more...
I'll share this letter I wrote to David as my review. He far exceeded our expectations!

David,

Dmitriy and I cannot thank you enough for all that you did for us for our wedding. After a few (very fun) conceptual meetings, we had no doubt that you knew exactly what we had dreamed of. The first time that I teared up the day of my wedding was when I saw all of the beautiful personal flowers with my bouquet. I was so touched to see my grandmothers’ jewelry placed in the flowers like a part of the arrangement. You far exceeded our expectations. We were speechless for our reveal to our ballroom. You transformed the space into “our” area for the day. All of the little touches and details made everything so special. Thank you again, we will never forget all of your efforts to make our wedding day special. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
"Every little thing he does is magic!" That should be the slogan for Davidmichael Schmidt at renaissance floral design. His staff is amaz! Loved working with him and Cathy as well as the design team. We interviewed several florists but after meeting with David we felt we had a secret weapon for our day.
David helps us find the perfect venders and created exactly what we wanted for our family and friends. He not only provided stunning arrangements but he also arranged all our rentals and specialty linen. My patents were shocked when they stopped by earlier in the day and saw David and his team steaming all the linens and making sure every detail was perfect as the flowers were coming into the space. He even designed our lighting to enhance every detail of the room and our guests still can't stop talking about it.
We live in Nyc and are both in the design and publishing business. Many of our friends have recently been married and they all wish they had known about DMS and his team.
We are so excited that our dearest friends will be using him next year for their celebration which is four hours from Albany.
If you want to perfect day, Renaissance Floral Design is the key to making it happen no matter where you are or what your dream is.
Thank you RFD team and DMS!
"Every little thing he does is magic!" That should be the slogan for Davidmichael Schmidt at renaissance floral design. Read more...
"Every little thing he does is magic!" That should be the slogan for Davidmichael Schmidt at renaissance floral design. His staff is amaz! Loved working with him and Cathy as well as the design team. We interviewed several florists but after meeting with David we felt we had a secret weapon for our day.
David helps us find the perfect venders and created exactly what we wanted for our family and friends. He not only provided stunning arrangements but he also arranged all our rentals and specialty linen. My patents were shocked when they stopped by earlier in the day and saw David and his team steaming all the linens and making sure every detail was perfect as the flowers were coming into the space. He even designed our lighting to enhance every detail of the room and our guests still can't stop talking about it.
We live in Nyc and are both in the design and publishing business. Many of our friends have recently been married and they all wish they had known about DMS and his team.
We are so excited that our dearest friends will be using him next year for their celebration which is four hours from Albany.
If you want to perfect day, Renaissance Floral Design is the key to making it happen no matter where you are or what your dream is.
Thank you RFD team and DMS! Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Katherine
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Renaissance Floral was hands down one of the best decisions we made when planning our perfect wedding. David and his staff handle events that are much larger and much more expensive than ours was, yet he and his team always made us feel as if we were their number one priority from start to finish. David’s compassion and commitment is evident in his work; he and his staff are professional, prompt, and worked within our budget to make sure our and vision came to life. David is more than a florist, he is an artist; his eye for detail, creativity, and attentiveness to what we envisioned were all clearly evident in every aspect of the day. I honestly don’t think you can find a florist like Renaissance anywhere else ! Thank You David!
Renaissance Floral was hands down one of the best decisions we made when planning our perfect wedding. David and his staff Read more...
Renaissance Floral was hands down one of the best decisions we made when planning our perfect wedding. David and his staff handle events that are much larger and much more expensive than ours was, yet he and his team always made us feel as if we were their number one priority from start to finish. David’s compassion and commitment is evident in his work; he and his staff are professional, prompt, and worked within our budget to make sure our and vision came to life. David is more than a florist, he is an artist; his eye for detail, creativity, and attentiveness to what we envisioned were all clearly evident in every aspect of the day. I honestly don’t think you can find a florist like Renaissance anywhere else ! Thank You David! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express my pleasure with the work done by David and his team at Renaissance!

From top to bottom, always responding to e-mails, taking time during thorough pre-wedding meetings and always verbalizing my vision even when I couldn't find the words on my own. I am not a creative person by nature, but David quickly honed in on what I liked and created a concept for my wedding.

On the day of the wedding, I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY with what was created for myself, my bridesmaids, and for the ceremony and receptions spaces. My husband was not involved in this portion of the planning and was extremely impressed with what David put together. Our flowers were moved to a brunch for the morning after our wedding and looked perfect the next morning!

If you chose David and Renaissance Floral Design for your wedding, you can be certain you have chosen an experienced professional who will not settle for less than exactly what you envision for your day. You can rest assured during the process, and not have to micromanage, David will take care of it all ... and your day will simply be PERFECTION!
Words cannot express my pleasure with the work done by David and his team at Renaissance!

From top to bottom, Read more...
Words cannot express my pleasure with the work done by David and his team at Renaissance!

From top to bottom, always responding to e-mails, taking time during thorough pre-wedding meetings and always verbalizing my vision even when I couldn't find the words on my own. I am not a creative person by nature, but David quickly honed in on what I liked and created a concept for my wedding.

On the day of the wedding, I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY with what was created for myself, my bridesmaids, and for the ceremony and receptions spaces. My husband was not involved in this portion of the planning and was extremely impressed with what David put together. Our flowers were moved to a brunch for the morning after our wedding and looked perfect the next morning!

If you chose David and Renaissance Floral Design for your wedding, you can be certain you have chosen an experienced professional who will not settle for less than exactly what you envision for your day. You can rest assured during the process, and not have to micromanage, David will take care of it all ... and your day will simply be PERFECTION! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Tricia
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Oh David Michael! He Truly is a wedding and event wizard! He made my wedding look like a fairytale! He is beyond one of the most fun, creative and easiest people to work with and he will work with any budget. ( I might also add he is very patient) He was able to transform our wedding venue into the most romantic, gorgeous, mystical, reception ever. The wedding would not have been what it was without him. He is so much more than just a florist. He also coordinated all of our rentals for us chairs, curtains, etc. He had such great ideas and suggestions and truly made the process so much fun for my mother and I. All of the guests at the wedding could not believe the flowers and the decorations and the lighted curtain. The guests were “wowed”. We cannot thank him enough for all of his hard work! He even had a broken foot the day of my wedding, and came to my inn, and delivered my bouquets to me in a walking boot! !!!He truly is the best! If you want a reception to wow your guests he is your guy!
Oh David Michael! He Truly is a wedding and event wizard! He made my wedding look like a fairytale! He is beyond one of Read more...
Oh David Michael! He Truly is a wedding and event wizard! He made my wedding look like a fairytale! He is beyond one of the most fun, creative and easiest people to work with and he will work with any budget. ( I might also add he is very patient) He was able to transform our wedding venue into the most romantic, gorgeous, mystical, reception ever. The wedding would not have been what it was without him. He is so much more than just a florist. He also coordinated all of our rentals for us chairs, curtains, etc. He had such great ideas and suggestions and truly made the process so much fun for my mother and I. All of the guests at the wedding could not believe the flowers and the decorations and the lighted curtain. The guests were “wowed”. We cannot thank him enough for all of his hard work! He even had a broken foot the day of my wedding, and came to my inn, and delivered my bouquets to me in a walking boot! !!!He truly is the best! If you want a reception to wow your guests he is your guy! Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Jackie
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I have affectionately nicknamed David Michael Schmidt of Renaissance Floral Design our wedding wizard. With his magic & talent he created an absolutely stunning winter wonderland wedding for me & my husband, Tom. We couldn't have been any more impressed by what he made possible, & throughout the whole process we felt like we had a friend & teammate working to pull off our vision. We didn't get in touch with David until about 2 months before the wedding but he took the tight timeline in stride & was so efficient in communication. My hubby & I live in China but I'm from NY & he's from England & our wedding was in Vermont. Despite the time difference/distance, we never felt far from the incredible service David & his team provide. He's a genuine genius & genie that made more than 3 of our wishes come true. The level of detail that David makes possible to get down to was so appreciated by me as a fairly ridiculous perfectionist. Getting super granular on our very first phone call put me at ease even though I was standing in the corner of a restaurant in China. He's an absolute delight to work with & every bride should be so lucky as to have his vision, help & expertise. I had tears in my eyes when he revealed the room for our reception. Everything was perfect... from the linens, to the flower arrangements, to the jaw-droppingly beautiful tree his staff had display all the name cards for seating guests. David is and his team are all just the best kind of people to surround yourself with on a special day. We didn't get the pleasure of meeting David or visiting his gorgeous store & showroom until 4 days before our wedding. We left his store with a bunch of purchases... I was like the chubby kid in Willy Wonka's factory. I'm now helping some of my best friends plan their wedding & have asked them to use David. I will continue to recommend him to all my friends as they get married or throw big parties. He is the very best!
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I have affectionately nicknamed David Michael Schmidt of Renaissance Floral Design our wedding wizard. With his magic & talent he created an absolutely stunning winter wonderland wedding for me & my husband, Tom. We couldn't have been any more impressed by what he made possible, & throughout the whole process we felt like we had a friend & teammate working to pull off our vision. We didn't get in touch with David until about 2 months before the wedding but he took the tight timeline in stride & was so efficient in communication. My hubby & I live in China but I'm from NY & he's from England & our wedding was in Vermont. Despite the time difference/distance, we never felt far from the incredible service David & his team provide. He's a genuine genius & genie that made more than 3 of our wishes come true. The level of detail that David makes possible to get down to was so appreciated by me as a fairly ridiculous perfectionist. Getting super granular on our very first phone call put me at ease even though I was standing in the corner of a restaurant in China. He's an absolute delight to work with & every bride should be so lucky as to have his vision, help & expertise. I had tears in my eyes when he revealed the room for our reception. Everything was perfect... from the linens, to the flower arrangements, to the jaw-droppingly beautiful tree his staff had display all the name cards for seating guests. David is and his team are all just the best kind of people to surround yourself with on a special day. We didn't get the pleasure of meeting David or visiting his gorgeous store & showroom until 4 days before our wedding. We left his store with a bunch of purchases... I was like the chubby kid in Willy Wonka's factory. I'm now helping some of my best friends plan their wedding & have asked them to use David. I will continue to recommend him to all my friends as they get married or throw big parties. He is the very best! Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
David Michael Schmidt is simply the best. Calling him a florist is a disservice to everything he does. He is a designer. He is an artist. He is a miracle worker. And, to top it all off, he is such a wonderful person. We wanted him at our wedding as a guest, not but we needed him to make everything beyond perfect!

We chose the Lake Placid Lodge because it is someplace that is near and dear to our hearts. It is our home away from home and where we got engaged. Given how much we love it, our original plan was to go understated with the flowers. But then we thought that since we would be there with our guests for a few days before the big day, we wanted to set the wedding day apart from everything else. We wanted the entire place to be something special that night. And David delivered beyond our wildest expectations. He captured everything we loved about the place and kicked it up 20 notches! We had so much faith in his artistic design that we left much of it to his discretion. We wanted to be surprised just like everyone else.

When we first saw what he had done, I was literally brought to tears it was so beautiful. The details were stunning. He got my favorite flowers even though they were completely out of season. It was so classy and so beautiful that people are still talking about everything he did. He put together works of art on each table and had one stunning centerpiece arrangement that followed the wedding around the many venues at the Lodge throughout the night. It was breathtaking.

David was always super responsive, even when we knew he had many events in the prime of wedding season. He was always transparent about everything and what it would cost, and talked us out of things that would have made him more money when he didn't think it fit with his design. He was right every time.

We look forward to working with David for many years to come. You must have him be part of your celebration. He will blow you away!
David Michael Schmidt is simply the best. Calling him a florist is a disservice to everything he does. He is a designer. Read more...
David Michael Schmidt is simply the best. Calling him a florist is a disservice to everything he does. He is a designer. He is an artist. He is a miracle worker. And, to top it all off, he is such a wonderful person. We wanted him at our wedding as a guest, not but we needed him to make everything beyond perfect!

We chose the Lake Placid Lodge because it is someplace that is near and dear to our hearts. It is our home away from home and where we got engaged. Given how much we love it, our original plan was to go understated with the flowers. But then we thought that since we would be there with our guests for a few days before the big day, we wanted to set the wedding day apart from everything else. We wanted the entire place to be something special that night. And David delivered beyond our wildest expectations. He captured everything we loved about the place and kicked it up 20 notches! We had so much faith in his artistic design that we left much of it to his discretion. We wanted to be surprised just like everyone else.

When we first saw what he had done, I was literally brought to tears it was so beautiful. The details were stunning. He got my favorite flowers even though they were completely out of season. It was so classy and so beautiful that people are still talking about everything he did. He put together works of art on each table and had one stunning centerpiece arrangement that followed the wedding around the many venues at the Lodge throughout the night. It was breathtaking.

David was always super responsive, even when we knew he had many events in the prime of wedding season. He was always transparent about everything and what it would cost, and talked us out of things that would have made him more money when he didn't think it fit with his design. He was right every time.

We look forward to working with David for many years to come. You must have him be part of your celebration. He will blow you away! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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melissa
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with David and his team was wonderful. My fiancé and I knew we wanted to work with him from the moment we saw his work on local photography blogs. He was able to take our ideas and refine them and make everything work beautifully. He also took the lead on coordinating with other vendors on rentals, which made things much easier for us. I believe he is one of the few professionals who would agree to create the escort card tree we had envisioned, it was definitely a large task and he exceeded our expectations and got many many compliments from our guests. He was able to work with our budget and make minor changes that kept us in our range. Every time I spoke with him, I felt great about our floral and event design choice. I also loved that he involved my fiancé, so both our voices were heard. When I walked into the Hall of Springs, I was blown away and the gorgeous decor and lighting made it a truly magical night. I only wish I could have thanked him in person on my wedding day.
Working with David and his team was wonderful. My fiancé and I knew we wanted to work with him from the moment we saw his Read more...
Working with David and his team was wonderful. My fiancé and I knew we wanted to work with him from the moment we saw his work on local photography blogs. He was able to take our ideas and refine them and make everything work beautifully. He also took the lead on coordinating with other vendors on rentals, which made things much easier for us. I believe he is one of the few professionals who would agree to create the escort card tree we had envisioned, it was definitely a large task and he exceeded our expectations and got many many compliments from our guests. He was able to work with our budget and make minor changes that kept us in our range. Every time I spoke with him, I felt great about our floral and event design choice. I also loved that he involved my fiancé, so both our voices were heard. When I walked into the Hall of Springs, I was blown away and the gorgeous decor and lighting made it a truly magical night. I only wish I could have thanked him in person on my wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Katie
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Renaissance put together more beautiful arrangements and bouquets than we could imagine. My fiancé and I didn't have a clear vision for what we wanted and only had 1 picture and a Pinterest board for inspiration. David took these and ran with them, creating bouquets and arrangements that we were thrilled with. We were also trying to be mindful of our budget and David worked with us to make sure we stayed within our means. We highly recommend David and his team and couldn't be happier with their service!
Renaissance put together more beautiful arrangements and bouquets than we could imagine. My fiancé and I didn't have a Read more...
Renaissance put together more beautiful arrangements and bouquets than we could imagine. My fiancé and I didn't have a clear vision for what we wanted and only had 1 picture and a Pinterest board for inspiration. David took these and ran with them, creating bouquets and arrangements that we were thrilled with. We were also trying to be mindful of our budget and David worked with us to make sure we stayed within our means. We highly recommend David and his team and couldn't be happier with their service! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
David’s creations are truly breathtaking! He was able to turn my random Pinterest posts into an absolutely amazing cohesive event. The centerpieces, birch logs for the escort cards, and bouquets were more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I was truly in awe when I walked into the ballroom and saw what David and his team had created! Staff at the Country Club where we held our wedding even commented how beautiful our centerpieces were! David and his team were responsive to my emails and questions and willing to work within my established budget. I was impressed with the personal attention David provided my wedding, even knowing that he had larger weddings happening during our wedding weekend. He sent me texts the day before the wedding to show me pictures of the bouquets and centerpieces as they were being put together. He even contacted me the day after the wedding, as he wanted to ensure we were happy with everything. I would strongly recommend David and his Renaissance Floral Design team to any bride!
David’s creations are truly breathtaking! He was able to turn my random Pinterest posts into an absolutely amazing Read more...
David’s creations are truly breathtaking! He was able to turn my random Pinterest posts into an absolutely amazing cohesive event. The centerpieces, birch logs for the escort cards, and bouquets were more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I was truly in awe when I walked into the ballroom and saw what David and his team had created! Staff at the Country Club where we held our wedding even commented how beautiful our centerpieces were! David and his team were responsive to my emails and questions and willing to work within my established budget. I was impressed with the personal attention David provided my wedding, even knowing that he had larger weddings happening during our wedding weekend. He sent me texts the day before the wedding to show me pictures of the bouquets and centerpieces as they were being put together. He even contacted me the day after the wedding, as he wanted to ensure we were happy with everything. I would strongly recommend David and his Renaissance Floral Design team to any bride! Read less
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Lexi
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
David and the team at Renaissance Floral Design are the most amazing wedding design team ever. My mother likes to call David the "wedding wizard" and she is absolutely correct.

Renaissance cares about every miniscule detail of wedding design, from the gorgeous floral arrangements to the details on the table linens. Nothing is overlooked and everything is beautiful.

I remember that I once casually mentioned to David that I loved the look of strung-up lights and when I walked into my venue for the rehearsal, David had lit the inside of the entire building with "fairy lights."

I knew the moment I began the planning process that I needed Renaissance to be a part of my wedding. David was able to transform my random, half-formed thoughts about the wedding design into the most beautiful event I have ever had the privilege of attending.

Everything I asked for was perfect and everything that I left to David was more than I ever could have imagined. This team takes amazing pride in their work and will climb mountains to make sure that the wedding day is extraordinary.
David and the team at Renaissance Floral Design are the most amazing wedding design team ever. My mother likes to call Read more...
David and the team at Renaissance Floral Design are the most amazing wedding design team ever. My mother likes to call David the "wedding wizard" and she is absolutely correct.

Renaissance cares about every miniscule detail of wedding design, from the gorgeous floral arrangements to the details on the table linens. Nothing is overlooked and everything is beautiful.

I remember that I once casually mentioned to David that I loved the look of strung-up lights and when I walked into my venue for the rehearsal, David had lit the inside of the entire building with "fairy lights."

I knew the moment I began the planning process that I needed Renaissance to be a part of my wedding. David was able to transform my random, half-formed thoughts about the wedding design into the most beautiful event I have ever had the privilege of attending.

Everything I asked for was perfect and everything that I left to David was more than I ever could have imagined. This team takes amazing pride in their work and will climb mountains to make sure that the wedding day is extraordinary. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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Pamela
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
David and his team did a fabulous job making our wedding at the Inn at Erlowest absolutely spectacular!!! Every last detail was thought out and we received so many compliments on our flowers. When I saw my bridal bouquet, it was everything that I ever wanted! I almost cried- David listened to all the details that I wanted and made it all come together beautifully. Choose David and his team if you want to be completely satisfied on your big day!
David and his team did a fabulous job making our wedding at the Inn at Erlowest absolutely spectacular!!! Every last Read more...
David and his team did a fabulous job making our wedding at the Inn at Erlowest absolutely spectacular!!! Every last detail was thought out and we received so many compliments on our flowers. When I saw my bridal bouquet, it was everything that I ever wanted! I almost cried- David listened to all the details that I wanted and made it all come together beautifully. Choose David and his team if you want to be completely satisfied on your big day! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Where do I even begin with David Michael Schmidt and Renaissance Floral Design? Truthfully, nothing that I say in this review will do him justice, but I will do my best. My husband (still so weird saying that!!) and I just got back from our honeymoon and I have to say, one of the first things I wanted to do when I returned to New York was write a review for David and Renaissance Floral Design.

I will start by saying that I'm not someone who has dreamed of my wedding since I was five. I honestly knew nothing about flowers and they were probably one of the lower items on the totem pole of things I cared about. That was, until I met David. Our first meeting went a little something like this... "I have no idea what I want and I'm not sure if I have a vision. Here are all the things that I hate and some of the things I like. Can you work with that?" The answer was yes, and more than that, he GOT me. Like, got me, got me and it showed throughout the entire process.

He was responsive, kind, and more than that, he has such a passion for what he does which is why he is one of the best people in this business. The funny thing is, I had such a hard time calling him "my florist" because he is so much more than that. David is a brilliant visionary, and I am SO grateful that I had the chance to work with him. Nearly three weeks later, people are still talking about our wedding and that it was the most beautiful, elegant, and romantic wedding they've ever seen. Funny enough, that's exactly what we were going for and I owe most of that to David and his team at Renaissance.

David was one of the best decisions I made throughout the planning process (other than marrying my fabulous husband, of course) and when I entered our reception room for the first time, it literally took my breath away. I honestly wish that feeling for each and everyone of you future brides.

-Lindsey
Where do I even begin with David Michael Schmidt and Renaissance Floral Design? Truthfully, nothing that I say in this Read more...
Where do I even begin with David Michael Schmidt and Renaissance Floral Design? Truthfully, nothing that I say in this review will do him justice, but I will do my best. My husband (still so weird saying that!!) and I just got back from our honeymoon and I have to say, one of the first things I wanted to do when I returned to New York was write a review for David and Renaissance Floral Design.

I will start by saying that I'm not someone who has dreamed of my wedding since I was five. I honestly knew nothing about flowers and they were probably one of the lower items on the totem pole of things I cared about. That was, until I met David. Our first meeting went a little something like this... "I have no idea what I want and I'm not sure if I have a vision. Here are all the things that I hate and some of the things I like. Can you work with that?" The answer was yes, and more than that, he GOT me. Like, got me, got me and it showed throughout the entire process.

He was responsive, kind, and more than that, he has such a passion for what he does which is why he is one of the best people in this business. The funny thing is, I had such a hard time calling him "my florist" because he is so much more than that. David is a brilliant visionary, and I am SO grateful that I had the chance to work with him. Nearly three weeks later, people are still talking about our wedding and that it was the most beautiful, elegant, and romantic wedding they've ever seen. Funny enough, that's exactly what we were going for and I owe most of that to David and his team at Renaissance.

David was one of the best decisions I made throughout the planning process (other than marrying my fabulous husband, of course) and when I entered our reception room for the first time, it literally took my breath away. I honestly wish that feeling for each and everyone of you future brides.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
All I can say about Renaissance Floral Design is WOW!!!!! David Michael is an absolute mastermind and a joy to work with...he was always quick to respond to emails and messages and he truly has a gift when it comes to weddings...he lives up to his name as an "event visionary". We had family and friends that came from all over the world...and each one commented on how gorgeous the flowers and "special touches" were at our wedding...he is worth every cent!!!!! He made our wedding a day that we will NEVER forget...it was all that we dreamed it would be and MORE!!!! First class business all the way around...we feel blessed that our paths crossed :)
All I can say about Renaissance Floral Design is WOW!!!!! David Michael is an absolute mastermind and a joy to work Read more...
All I can say about Renaissance Floral Design is WOW!!!!! David Michael is an absolute mastermind and a joy to work with...he was always quick to respond to emails and messages and he truly has a gift when it comes to weddings...he lives up to his name as an "event visionary". We had family and friends that came from all over the world...and each one commented on how gorgeous the flowers and "special touches" were at our wedding...he is worth every cent!!!!! He made our wedding a day that we will NEVER forget...it was all that we dreamed it would be and MORE!!!! First class business all the way around...we feel blessed that our paths crossed :) Read less
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elaine
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
morgan and matthew secured the services of david for their gorgeous fairy-tale wedding last September st the gorgeous Sagamore Resort at Lake George and he did such an amazing job bringing this fairy-tale wedding to life...exquisitely beautiful in every way possible
What an amazing artist and true visionary he is!
you are truly one of a kind!!!
morgan and matthew secured the services of david for their gorgeous fairy-tale wedding last September st the gorgeous Read more...
morgan and matthew secured the services of david for their gorgeous fairy-tale wedding last September st the gorgeous Sagamore Resort at Lake George and he did such an amazing job bringing this fairy-tale wedding to life...exquisitely beautiful in every way possible
What an amazing artist and true visionary he is!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We cannot thank David and his team enough for the wonderful job they did at our wedding. David is a true professional and talent. He made our vision of "French Country Wedding" come to life. I had full trust in David from the very first phone call. His flowers arrangements were so gorgeous. I was so excited when he brought them into my suite while getting ready. David also worked with our budget and was very understanding. We recommend his services and TALENT to anyone that is getting married and needs a trusted vendor that will be there for you every step of the way.
We cannot thank David and his team enough for the wonderful job they did at our wedding. David is a true professional and Read more...
We cannot thank David and his team enough for the wonderful job they did at our wedding. David is a true professional and talent. He made our vision of "French Country Wedding" come to life. I had full trust in David from the very first phone call. His flowers arrangements were so gorgeous. I was so excited when he brought them into my suite while getting ready. David also worked with our budget and was very understanding. We recommend his services and TALENT to anyone that is getting married and needs a trusted vendor that will be there for you every step of the way. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The second my mother showed me the Renaissance Floral Design website I was in love. If you lay eyes on ANY of David Michael Schmidt's past events you know you can't go wrong in hiring him for your own! The day I saw his website we called immediately to set up an in person appointment, he was very flexible meeting us on a Saturday even with his busy schedule. After my husband and I talked to David for 15 minutes I was even more determined to hire him! You can tell immediately that he is a creative person and once he started talking about our wedding and what he would recommend based on what we told him I could just see the wheels in his head turning and the idea coming to life. We hired him that day! David was the one who really brought our dream to life. And we didn't give him that much direction! I don't know anything about flowers and David is someone you can 100% trust and know that no matter what he is going to make everything beautiful. We even had him do our rehearsal dinner flowers and decor! It was so exciting to get sneak peaks of the flowers for the weekend when he was arranging them and to see them in person was just magical. Unfortunately I got sick and didn't make it for the reception room reveal but we will be hiring David again for an anniversary party in the future so we can have that special moment with him!!! My bouquet was incredible, and per our request each bridesmaid had a slightly different bouquet and it just gave everything such a wonderful feel. And the reception room was breathtaking. I could go on and on about every detail because everything was incredible but I will say that David is truly someone you want to have on your team at your wedding. Whether you have no clue what you want or have a very strong idea he is your guy. He is one of the most creative people and isn't afraid to think outside the box! If you don't hire Renaissance Floral Design you are making a mistake!!!!
The second my mother showed me the Renaissance Floral Design website I was in love. If you lay eyes on ANY of David Read more...
The second my mother showed me the Renaissance Floral Design website I was in love. If you lay eyes on ANY of David Michael Schmidt's past events you know you can't go wrong in hiring him for your own! The day I saw his website we called immediately to set up an in person appointment, he was very flexible meeting us on a Saturday even with his busy schedule. After my husband and I talked to David for 15 minutes I was even more determined to hire him! You can tell immediately that he is a creative person and once he started talking about our wedding and what he would recommend based on what we told him I could just see the wheels in his head turning and the idea coming to life. We hired him that day! David was the one who really brought our dream to life. And we didn't give him that much direction! I don't know anything about flowers and David is someone you can 100% trust and know that no matter what he is going to make everything beautiful. We even had him do our rehearsal dinner flowers and decor! It was so exciting to get sneak peaks of the flowers for the weekend when he was arranging them and to see them in person was just magical. Unfortunately I got sick and didn't make it for the reception room reveal but we will be hiring David again for an anniversary party in the future so we can have that special moment with him!!! My bouquet was incredible, and per our request each bridesmaid had a slightly different bouquet and it just gave everything such a wonderful feel. And the reception room was breathtaking. I could go on and on about every detail because everything was incredible but I will say that David is truly someone you want to have on your team at your wedding. Whether you have no clue what you want or have a very strong idea he is your guy. He is one of the most creative people and isn't afraid to think outside the box! If you don't hire Renaissance Floral Design you are making a mistake!!!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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Lydia
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
When you want all of your wedding fantasies to come true, when you want to walk into your reception and feel like you can barely breathe because the room is so beautiful, call David Michael Schmidt at Renaissance. From a warm and fun filled southwestern barbecue rehearsal dinner held in an old barn, to an outdoor ceremony of elegant simplicity, to a reception ballroom that could only be described as dazzling, Mr. Schmidt's design concepts were spot on. I so look forward to planning future events with this creative force. (And as a bonus, he's a really nice guy.)
When you want all of your wedding fantasies to come true, when you want to walk into your reception and feel like you can Read more...
When you want all of your wedding fantasies to come true, when you want to walk into your reception and feel like you can barely breathe because the room is so beautiful, call David Michael Schmidt at Renaissance. From a warm and fun filled southwestern barbecue rehearsal dinner held in an old barn, to an outdoor ceremony of elegant simplicity, to a reception ballroom that could only be described as dazzling, Mr. Schmidt's design concepts were spot on. I so look forward to planning future events with this creative force. (And as a bonus, he's a really nice guy.) Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's dream wedding came true this summer at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George, NY. The gorgeous venue itself can stand alone but it was made spectacularly beautiful by the flowers, the linens, lighting and decorations provided through Renaissance Floral Design in Albany, NY, with David Michael Schmidt at the helm. David has an exquisite eye for color and detail and his experience as an event designer and coordinator is extraordinary. The terrace was absolutely shimmering. He had previously handled many events at the Sagamore, which enabled seamless communication between his staff, the vendors and resort personnel. Most importantly, David was personally terrific to work with. He was sensitive to our taste and budget and had many helpful ideas and recommendations. He was always available and made us feel comfortable. It was a pleasure to have had the good fortune to work with him. Our daughter's special day will remain a beautiful memory because of David's magical vision.
Our daughter's dream wedding came true this summer at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George, NY. The gorgeous venue itself Read more...
Our daughter's dream wedding came true this summer at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George, NY. The gorgeous venue itself can stand alone but it was made spectacularly beautiful by the flowers, the linens, lighting and decorations provided through Renaissance Floral Design in Albany, NY, with David Michael Schmidt at the helm. David has an exquisite eye for color and detail and his experience as an event designer and coordinator is extraordinary. The terrace was absolutely shimmering. He had previously handled many events at the Sagamore, which enabled seamless communication between his staff, the vendors and resort personnel. Most importantly, David was personally terrific to work with. He was sensitive to our taste and budget and had many helpful ideas and recommendations. He was always available and made us feel comfortable. It was a pleasure to have had the good fortune to work with him. Our daughter's special day will remain a beautiful memory because of David's magical vision. Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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nancy
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
The flowers transformed the room and transformed the wedding; the outside ceremony was enhanced by David's vision which did not compete with the beauty of the site; the so so reception room was transformed into the grandest and most beautiful venue ever by the flowers. The attention to detail and freshness of the flowers was without equal. I don't think any florist in the area could have pulled this off for us except renaissance.
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The flowers transformed the room and transformed the wedding; the outside ceremony was enhanced by David's vision which did not compete with the beauty of the site; the so so reception room was transformed into the grandest and most beautiful venue ever by the flowers. The attention to detail and freshness of the flowers was without equal. I don't think any florist in the area could have pulled this off for us except renaissance. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
David and his team are AMAZING! I literally showed him 1 picture of a bouquet I loved and told him I wanted the look of our wedding to be inspired from it. He absolutely outdid my wildest expectations. Every step of the planning process was fun and stress free. The final result was magnificent. Our family and friends are still freaking out about how beautiful our wedding was. It was also a plus that David himself is awesome. I feel like I need to plan another party just so I can hire RFD again. I can't thank you enough for making our weekend perfect XO
David and his team are AMAZING! I literally showed him 1 picture of a bouquet I loved and told him I wanted the look of Read more...
David and his team are AMAZING! I literally showed him 1 picture of a bouquet I loved and told him I wanted the look of our wedding to be inspired from it. He absolutely outdid my wildest expectations. Every step of the planning process was fun and stress free. The final result was magnificent. Our family and friends are still freaking out about how beautiful our wedding was. It was also a plus that David himself is awesome. I feel like I need to plan another party just so I can hire RFD again. I can't thank you enough for making our weekend perfect XO Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Sonja
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
The key with working with Renaissance Floral Design (David) was the confidence he demonstrated at all times….his professionalism, creativity and attention to every detail was unparalleled. I should also note, I really appreciated how David calmed me with his sense of humor! Anyway, we had several of our guests comment on how stunning the flowers were and the overall design. For this, Tom and I are now credited with having the best wedding among our guest and harsh critic friends and you had a lot to do with it. As you know, Jessi and Tommy had a “Picture Perfect” day and so many of these images showcase your work. I am having our photographer send you some of those images that will add credibility to my praises. When you see these photos you will be amazed.

Many thanks –

Sonja & Tom Moscato
The key with working with Renaissance Floral Design (David) was the confidence he demonstrated at all times….his Read more...
The key with working with Renaissance Floral Design (David) was the confidence he demonstrated at all times….his professionalism, creativity and attention to every detail was unparalleled. I should also note, I really appreciated how David calmed me with his sense of humor! Anyway, we had several of our guests comment on how stunning the flowers were and the overall design. For this, Tom and I are now credited with having the best wedding among our guest and harsh critic friends and you had a lot to do with it. As you know, Jessi and Tommy had a “Picture Perfect” day and so many of these images showcase your work. I am having our photographer send you some of those images that will add credibility to my praises. When you see these photos you will be amazed.

Many thanks –

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Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I was planning a wedding at Lake George from Saint Louis, MO. This was stressful for many reasons, but mainly because I wasn't very familiar with the area and didn't have the chance to make it up to NY until well into my planning process. I was working full time and in the middle of working on my masters degree and didn't have time to put in the time and effort I would have liked to make my dream wedding a reality. David and his team at Renaissance took the little direction I gave them on my vision for the wedding and were able to create an absolutely stunning event that was spot on to what I wanted. David takes the time to get to know the client become familiar with their personality. I was so at ease the morning of my wedding. I felt completely confident in David's suggestions and choices. He definitely knows what he is talking about. I All of my wedding guests were commenting on the amazing floral arrangements and overall design of the ceremony and reception.
I was planning a wedding at Lake George from Saint Louis, MO. This was stressful for many reasons, but mainly because I Read more...
I was planning a wedding at Lake George from Saint Louis, MO. This was stressful for many reasons, but mainly because I wasn't very familiar with the area and didn't have the chance to make it up to NY until well into my planning process. I was working full time and in the middle of working on my masters degree and didn't have time to put in the time and effort I would have liked to make my dream wedding a reality. David and his team at Renaissance took the little direction I gave them on my vision for the wedding and were able to create an absolutely stunning event that was spot on to what I wanted. David takes the time to get to know the client become familiar with their personality. I was so at ease the morning of my wedding. I felt completely confident in David's suggestions and choices. He definitely knows what he is talking about. I All of my wedding guests were commenting on the amazing floral arrangements and overall design of the ceremony and reception. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Yvis
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
The Renaissaince Floral and Design Team goes above and beyond their responsabilities, the truly help you create the prefect Event!!!! Thank you David!!!!!
The Renaissaince Floral and Design Team goes above and beyond their responsabilities, the truly help you create the Read more...
The Renaissaince Floral and Design Team goes above and beyond their responsabilities, the truly help you create the prefect Event!!!! Thank you David!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Susan
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I popped in unannounced to Rennaissance Floral Design visiting from my home in Toronto to Albany where my daughter was getting married at the Carey Conference Centre. As my daughter lives in Kansas, and I am in Canada, it was stressful not knowing the vendors we would be dealing with.

I must admit I am a "flower snob". When I choose flowers as gifts, I always go directly to the florist and hand pick each stem. I like unique flowers with interesting greenery and always have compliments on my choices.

David, while very busy, welcomed us warmly and took the time to show us an on line photo book of some of the beautiful floral designs that he had created, even though he had appointments set up on this busy day. It was clear right away that Renaissance was that special place that we had been looking for, creating first class floral designs.

As soon as we returned home, we emailed our intent to work with David, and we received a prompt and friendly response from Sarah, who was helpful in many ways.

The day of the wedding, when I saw the floral pieces that we would be using at our outdoor wedding, they were spectacular and certainly exceeded my expectations.

I would highly recommend Renaissance Floral Design to anyone, particularly to those who can appreciate superior quality.

The McCartney/Matuszek Family
I popped in unannounced to Rennaissance Floral Design visiting from my home in Toronto to Albany where my daughter was Read more...
I popped in unannounced to Rennaissance Floral Design visiting from my home in Toronto to Albany where my daughter was getting married at the Carey Conference Centre. As my daughter lives in Kansas, and I am in Canada, it was stressful not knowing the vendors we would be dealing with.

I must admit I am a "flower snob". When I choose flowers as gifts, I always go directly to the florist and hand pick each stem. I like unique flowers with interesting greenery and always have compliments on my choices.

David, while very busy, welcomed us warmly and took the time to show us an on line photo book of some of the beautiful floral designs that he had created, even though he had appointments set up on this busy day. It was clear right away that Renaissance was that special place that we had been looking for, creating first class floral designs.

As soon as we returned home, we emailed our intent to work with David, and we received a prompt and friendly response from Sarah, who was helpful in many ways.

The day of the wedding, when I saw the floral pieces that we would be using at our outdoor wedding, they were spectacular and certainly exceeded my expectations.

I would highly recommend Renaissance Floral Design to anyone, particularly to those who can appreciate superior quality.

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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I was a bit hesitant to meet with David Michael at first because so much of what he does seems to be for huge formal venues, and we were having a 70 person wedding up in Lake Placid. However, one of my friends was using him and thought he was fantastic, so I decided to get in touch. I’m so glad I did because everything he did was just beautiful! The flowers were gorgeous and elegant while still fitting in perfectly with our lodge venue. I was also a bit concerned that given the lavishness of some of his weddings that my budget might be too small from him - well that couldn't have been further from the truth. He was very conscious of our budget and gave us options that enabled us to have the flowers we wanted at our price point. Even the items we didn't discuss much turned out perfectly – details like the flowers on the cake and the flowers for our dog's collar (she was our flower girl) – were beautifully done. Highly recommend!
I was a bit hesitant to meet with David Michael at first because so much of what he does seems to be for huge formal Read more...
I was a bit hesitant to meet with David Michael at first because so much of what he does seems to be for huge formal venues, and we were having a 70 person wedding up in Lake Placid. However, one of my friends was using him and thought he was fantastic, so I decided to get in touch. I’m so glad I did because everything he did was just beautiful! The flowers were gorgeous and elegant while still fitting in perfectly with our lodge venue. I was also a bit concerned that given the lavishness of some of his weddings that my budget might be too small from him - well that couldn't have been further from the truth. He was very conscious of our budget and gave us options that enabled us to have the flowers we wanted at our price point. Even the items we didn't discuss much turned out perfectly – details like the flowers on the cake and the flowers for our dog's collar (she was our flower girl) – were beautifully done. Highly recommend! Read less
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Masha
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
There is no one else that could have created the beauty that David and his team developed for my wedding day. After our first meeting, it was clear that I had made the right decision choosing David as my florist. He has impeccable taste and was able to take my vision and create the most beautiful arrangements. David has an amazing eye for detail, which was a key part in making my wedding perfect. Not only is David professional, he is extremely compassionate and will go above and beyond to make sure the bride is happy.
There is no one else that could have created the beauty that David and his team developed for my wedding day. After our Read more...
There is no one else that could have created the beauty that David and his team developed for my wedding day. After our first meeting, it was clear that I had made the right decision choosing David as my florist. He has impeccable taste and was able to take my vision and create the most beautiful arrangements. David has an amazing eye for detail, which was a key part in making my wedding perfect. Not only is David professional, he is extremely compassionate and will go above and beyond to make sure the bride is happy. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
David and his staff were amazing! He listened to our vision and provided the perfect feedback ! It has been over a month since our wedding and people are still commenting on how beautiful everything was. A 5 ++++ rating in my book. Again thank you for everything!!
David and his staff were amazing! He listened to our vision and provided the perfect feedback ! It has been over a month Read more...
David and his staff were amazing! He listened to our vision and provided the perfect feedback ! It has been over a month since our wedding and people are still commenting on how beautiful everything was. A 5 ++++ rating in my book. Again thank you for everything!! Read less
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catherine
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We came to David six weeks before my daughter's wedding after realizing our previous florist wasn't understanding the vision. As far as I am concerned, David is THE ONLY florist to use in the Capital District. We met with David for one hour -- he is an excellent listener. He really wants to give you your vision -- not impose his vision on you. He stayed within our budget and in that hour, we knew we did not have to worry about flowers. David got it. He is the ultimate professional and a master at his craft. He is personable and so easy to work with. My daughter wanted lilacs at the end of May--a pretty hard thing to do. David filled the church and venue with lilacs in stunning designs that were exactly what my daughter had envisioned. He is absolutely the best vendor we dealt with and I would recommend any bride simply go to Renaissance and rest assured David will give you the flowers you dream of for your wedding.
We came to David six weeks before my daughter's wedding after realizing our previous florist wasn't understanding the Read more...
We came to David six weeks before my daughter's wedding after realizing our previous florist wasn't understanding the vision. As far as I am concerned, David is THE ONLY florist to use in the Capital District. We met with David for one hour -- he is an excellent listener. He really wants to give you your vision -- not impose his vision on you. He stayed within our budget and in that hour, we knew we did not have to worry about flowers. David got it. He is the ultimate professional and a master at his craft. He is personable and so easy to work with. My daughter wanted lilacs at the end of May--a pretty hard thing to do. David filled the church and venue with lilacs in stunning designs that were exactly what my daughter had envisioned. He is absolutely the best vendor we dealt with and I would recommend any bride simply go to Renaissance and rest assured David will give you the flowers you dream of for your wedding. Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We knew Renaissance by reputation so we didn't feel the need to ask for anything specific, we just told David the look we were going for. On the wedding day the floral designs were nothing short of spectacular. Each one was fresh, creative and original. Many, many guests raved about the beauty of the flowers. From the magnificent large arrangement at the church to the tables at the reception Renaissance created a magical, memorable atmosphere. We highly recommend David and his talented design team!
We knew Renaissance by reputation so we didn't feel the need to ask for anything specific, we just told David the look we Read more...
We knew Renaissance by reputation so we didn't feel the need to ask for anything specific, we just told David the look we were going for. On the wedding day the floral designs were nothing short of spectacular. Each one was fresh, creative and original. Many, many guests raved about the beauty of the flowers. From the magnificent large arrangement at the church to the tables at the reception Renaissance created a magical, memorable atmosphere. We highly recommend David and his talented design team! Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Happy
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Beyond amazing! We had contracted with another florist and they just did not understand what we wanted. We needed help bringing our wedding ideas together and we thought it may never happen. Our venue had suggested that we reach out to Renaissance and we are so glad we did! They responded instantly when we contacted them from their website. Met with us the same week. They coordinated all the rentals we wanted and made our vision come to life. Better than we could ever expect and we highly recommend this business!
Beyond amazing! We had contracted with another florist and they just did not understand what we wanted. We needed help Read more...
Beyond amazing! We had contracted with another florist and they just did not understand what we wanted. We needed help bringing our wedding ideas together and we thought it may never happen. Our venue had suggested that we reach out to Renaissance and we are so glad we did! They responded instantly when we contacted them from their website. Met with us the same week. They coordinated all the rentals we wanted and made our vision come to life. Better than we could ever expect and we highly recommend this business! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
LOVE LOVE LOVE DAVID!!!! He is amazing at what he does! He made my wedding day unforgettable, I still receive compliments on everything from flowers to tablecloths and lighting!! Thank you David!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE DAVID!!!! He is amazing at what he does! He made my wedding day unforgettable, I still receive compliments Read more...
LOVE LOVE LOVE DAVID!!!! He is amazing at what he does! He made my wedding day unforgettable, I still receive compliments on everything from flowers to tablecloths and lighting!! Thank you David!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Shannon
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
David Michael Schmidt and his team at Renaissance Floral Design did an amazing job providing the flowers and rentals for the design of our wedding. David and his team far-and-away exceeded every expectation my husband and I had for our wedding (which is saying quite a lot based on how high our expectations were). David is an artist who turns vision into beautiful reality.

Like many brides, when I first met with David I brought many magazine clippings, blog posting and pinterest boards. From this collection of clippings David focused in on the key elements I was looking for in the design of our flowers and reception room. He took a great deal of time to discussing the nuances of what I wanted and from there put together an easy to follow proposal for the flowers, linens, and various mercury glass centerpieces needed to make our dream a reality.

David met with us several times before our wedding day each time honing in on the design, always flexible to make any changes I requested as we got closer to the wedding. I was a very involved bride, who wanted input on every single detail for our wedding, and David was gracious to include me on every single detail down to specific buds and jewels used in our personal flower arrangements. However, for the brides out there who are more “hands off” he would be a great fit to take care of everything with minimum input.

The day of the wedding David made sure that I was completely satisfied with the entire design. He worked wonderfully with our other vendors, changing his schedule based on others' changing schedules. The finished product of David's hard work was nothing short of breathtaking. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the room looked. David's enthusiasm for what he does and his passion for design is infectious and wonderful to be around. The value of the beauty that he adds to wedding is unmatched and will surely leave a lasting impact on every wedding he designs.
David Michael Schmidt and his team at Renaissance Floral Design did an amazing job providing the flowers and rentals for Read more...
David Michael Schmidt and his team at Renaissance Floral Design did an amazing job providing the flowers and rentals for the design of our wedding. David and his team far-and-away exceeded every expectation my husband and I had for our wedding (which is saying quite a lot based on how high our expectations were). David is an artist who turns vision into beautiful reality.

Like many brides, when I first met with David I brought many magazine clippings, blog posting and pinterest boards. From this collection of clippings David focused in on the key elements I was looking for in the design of our flowers and reception room. He took a great deal of time to discussing the nuances of what I wanted and from there put together an easy to follow proposal for the flowers, linens, and various mercury glass centerpieces needed to make our dream a reality.

David met with us several times before our wedding day each time honing in on the design, always flexible to make any changes I requested as we got closer to the wedding. I was a very involved bride, who wanted input on every single detail for our wedding, and David was gracious to include me on every single detail down to specific buds and jewels used in our personal flower arrangements. However, for the brides out there who are more “hands off” he would be a great fit to take care of everything with minimum input.

The day of the wedding David made sure that I was completely satisfied with the entire design. He worked wonderfully with our other vendors, changing his schedule based on others' changing schedules. The finished product of David's hard work was nothing short of breathtaking. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the room looked. David's enthusiasm for what he does and his passion for design is infectious and wonderful to be around. The value of the beauty that he adds to wedding is unmatched and will surely leave a lasting impact on every wedding he designs. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Jamie
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
David Michael Schmidt is the best around. He's not just a florist but he's an event designer. Our experience with him was wonderful. I have to admit, I was hesitant to call him when we were searching for florists for our wedding because I was aware of the work that he does and was concerned our event wouldn't be "big" enough for him. Go to his website and check out some of the amazing events he has crafted and you'll see what i mean (www.renaissancefloraldesign.com). But as soon as I sent an email inquiring as to his availability I immediately received a phone call from his assistant and then actually spoke to David and we setup a time to meet right away. He spent over 2 hours with my fiancé and I at our first meeting and we hadn't even signed a contract with him. That sealed the deal for me and I knew I had to work with him. The great thing about David is he has such a vast repertoire of events to his name that you can pick and choose items that other people have utilized and still make it look original and like your own. With Renaissance, you can either craft the whole thing yourself or rely on David to come up with something amazing. On my wedding day, I couldn't wait to get to the reception to see what David had put together. Our venue was a beautiful historical site that normally most people don't glam up because it's naturally beautiful. David just took it to a whole other level and it truly was a sight to see. Additionally, I wanted peonies for my wedding bouquet. Getting married in November, they are out of season and very hard to come by and David was upfront with me and said they would be tough to get. Well in the morning of my wedding when I was getting ready, I received a text message picture of a beautiful bouquet of peonies and they were on their way!! David and Renaissance Floral Design is a class act and I am so honored to have had him design my wedding. He is worth every penny and I would use him again in a heartbeat!
David Michael Schmidt is the best around. He's not just a florist but he's an event designer. Our experience with him was Read more...
David Michael Schmidt is the best around. He's not just a florist but he's an event designer. Our experience with him was wonderful. I have to admit, I was hesitant to call him when we were searching for florists for our wedding because I was aware of the work that he does and was concerned our event wouldn't be "big" enough for him. Go to his website and check out some of the amazing events he has crafted and you'll see what i mean (www.renaissancefloraldesign.com). But as soon as I sent an email inquiring as to his availability I immediately received a phone call from his assistant and then actually spoke to David and we setup a time to meet right away. He spent over 2 hours with my fiancé and I at our first meeting and we hadn't even signed a contract with him. That sealed the deal for me and I knew I had to work with him. The great thing about David is he has such a vast repertoire of events to his name that you can pick and choose items that other people have utilized and still make it look original and like your own. With Renaissance, you can either craft the whole thing yourself or rely on David to come up with something amazing. On my wedding day, I couldn't wait to get to the reception to see what David had put together. Our venue was a beautiful historical site that normally most people don't glam up because it's naturally beautiful. David just took it to a whole other level and it truly was a sight to see. Additionally, I wanted peonies for my wedding bouquet. Getting married in November, they are out of season and very hard to come by and David was upfront with me and said they would be tough to get. Well in the morning of my wedding when I was getting ready, I received a text message picture of a beautiful bouquet of peonies and they were on their way!! David and Renaissance Floral Design is a class act and I am so honored to have had him design my wedding. He is worth every penny and I would use him again in a heartbeat! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Everything I could have asked for and so much more! Great with ANY budget and so knowledgable. Professional and personable.
Everything I could have asked for and so much more! Great with ANY budget and so knowledgable. Professional and Read more...
Everything I could have asked for and so much more! Great with ANY budget and so knowledgable. Professional and personable. Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
David is wonderful! When I was looking for a florist for our wedding, David was the first person I called after reading his reviews and I am so happy I did. After our first initial conversation, I knew right away that he was the one for us. He is so nice and friendly. He responds to phone calls and emails quickly and he provided advice to me on other questions I had that had absolutely nothing to do with flowers or decor! He understood our vision for our color scheme, what we were thinking in regards to the feel/vibe of the day and really listened to what was important to us. We talked about flowers for the boutonnieres and all I could say was "we would like something hunter-worthy" and David got it. The boutonnieres were awesome!! They were perfect!! On the day of our wedding, everything was beautiful! He made a last minute change on the linens (due to availability and size and he checked with me to make sure it was ok) and the cocktail hour area and reception room looked beautiful! From the chairs, linens, candles, centerpieces, etc. - everything was perfect! Our flowers were gorgeous! The colors were amazing (exactly what we talked about) and throughout the entire night, so many of the guests were remarking about how beautiful everything was! David was truly great to work with and I highly recommend him to any future bride!
David is wonderful! When I was looking for a florist for our wedding, David was the first person I called after reading Read more...
David is wonderful! When I was looking for a florist for our wedding, David was the first person I called after reading his reviews and I am so happy I did. After our first initial conversation, I knew right away that he was the one for us. He is so nice and friendly. He responds to phone calls and emails quickly and he provided advice to me on other questions I had that had absolutely nothing to do with flowers or decor! He understood our vision for our color scheme, what we were thinking in regards to the feel/vibe of the day and really listened to what was important to us. We talked about flowers for the boutonnieres and all I could say was "we would like something hunter-worthy" and David got it. The boutonnieres were awesome!! They were perfect!! On the day of our wedding, everything was beautiful! He made a last minute change on the linens (due to availability and size and he checked with me to make sure it was ok) and the cocktail hour area and reception room looked beautiful! From the chairs, linens, candles, centerpieces, etc. - everything was perfect! Our flowers were gorgeous! The colors were amazing (exactly what we talked about) and throughout the entire night, so many of the guests were remarking about how beautiful everything was! David was truly great to work with and I highly recommend him to any future bride! Read less
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Lauren A
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
David did a wonderful job at listening to what i wanted and knowing what i wanted. He went above and beyond for making my wedding day go from something that i had pictured in my head to a living reality. For that, i would recommend him to everyone. He has a special gift that i was lucky enough to have him share with
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David did a wonderful job at listening to what i wanted and knowing what i wanted. He went above and beyond for making my wedding day go from something that i had pictured in my head to a living reality. For that, i would recommend him to everyone. He has a special gift that i was lucky enough to have him share with Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
David and renaissance floral design was the mastermind behind both of my daughters weddings. He is one of the most creative artistic talented people I have ever come in contact with! Not only does my whole family and many of my friends use him for various occasions but he has become one of our favorite family friends. I have been going to RFD for 15 years and hes never disappointed in all that time! Not only is he talented but his sense of humor and caring personality makes it such a pleasure to do business with him and all the staff at RFD!
David and renaissance floral design was the mastermind behind both of my daughters weddings. He is one of the most Read more...
David and renaissance floral design was the mastermind behind both of my daughters weddings. He is one of the most creative artistic talented people I have ever come in contact with! Not only does my whole family and many of my friends use him for various occasions but he has become one of our favorite family friends. I have been going to RFD for 15 years and hes never disappointed in all that time! Not only is he talented but his sense of humor and caring personality makes it such a pleasure to do business with him and all the staff at RFD! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
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Jackie
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
David was attentive and accommodating. He made our wedding planning process a pleasure. He did so much more than just helping us pick our gorgeous floral arrangements and decor -- he served as a secondary wedding planner for me and my family! He had fantastic ideas and took the time to meet with us on several occasions to work out all of the details, and he always made us feel like we were his number one priority. Everyone was blown away by our wedding day flowers and decor -- everything we discussed was there, but it was even more beautiful than any of us could have imagined!
David was attentive and accommodating. He made our wedding planning process a pleasure. He did so much more than just Read more...
David was attentive and accommodating. He made our wedding planning process a pleasure. He did so much more than just helping us pick our gorgeous floral arrangements and decor -- he served as a secondary wedding planner for me and my family! He had fantastic ideas and took the time to meet with us on several occasions to work out all of the details, and he always made us feel like we were his number one priority. Everyone was blown away by our wedding day flowers and decor -- everything we discussed was there, but it was even more beautiful than any of us could have imagined! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I wanted my wedding to be like no other and David Michael Schmidt not only delivered he made our dreams come true. Our guests are still talking about the wedding. He built our event from the ground up. He styled every detail and created a room from a section of grass on the property we selected to a ballroom I doubt will ever exist again. David you guided us every step of the way and on the points we felt we knew better. We should have listened. You still made it perfect but we made it harder on you by not listening. Your professionalism is off the charts and we have no idea why you are not in NYC or Hollywood because you could blow any designer away.
We also want to say that David helped us pick the perfect venders for every aspect of our event.
The only issue we (had( was that because we were out if town it made it tricky to meet with him due to his busy schedule. That said I would recommend Renaissance floral design 110% When we did meet with him he was totally in tune with our needs. during the week of our wedding he was on the property for 7 days hyper focused on every detail and was on top of every vender we hired making sure everything was perfect.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I wanted my wedding to be like no other and David Michael Schmidt not only delivered he made our dreams come true. Our Read more...
I wanted my wedding to be like no other and David Michael Schmidt not only delivered he made our dreams come true. Our guests are still talking about the wedding. He built our event from the ground up. He styled every detail and created a room from a section of grass on the property we selected to a ballroom I doubt will ever exist again. David you guided us every step of the way and on the points we felt we knew better. We should have listened. You still made it perfect but we made it harder on you by not listening. Your professionalism is off the charts and we have no idea why you are not in NYC or Hollywood because you could blow any designer away.
We also want to say that David helped us pick the perfect venders for every aspect of our event.
The only issue we (had( was that because we were out if town it made it tricky to meet with him due to his busy schedule. That said I would recommend Renaissance floral design 110% When we did meet with him he was totally in tune with our needs. during the week of our wedding he was on the property for 7 days hyper focused on every detail and was on top of every vender we hired making sure everything was perfect.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Videography
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Christin
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
What can I say the flowers were BEAUTIFUL!!!!! David did a wonderful job taking my vision and making it a reality for my September 15th wedding at River Stone Manor. The centerpieces and bouquets were gorgeous and just how I imagined. David did a wonderful job guiding me in the color of the table linens which really brought the whole reception together. David and his staff were wonderful to work with, they were patient and accommodating. I highly recommend Renaissance Floral Design, they were professional and their quality of service was fantastic right from the start. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you David!!!!!
What can I say the flowers were BEAUTIFUL!!!!! David did a wonderful job taking my vision and making it a reality for my Read more...
What can I say the flowers were BEAUTIFUL!!!!! David did a wonderful job taking my vision and making it a reality for my September 15th wedding at River Stone Manor. The centerpieces and bouquets were gorgeous and just how I imagined. David did a wonderful job guiding me in the color of the table linens which really brought the whole reception together. David and his staff were wonderful to work with, they were patient and accommodating. I highly recommend Renaissance Floral Design, they were professional and their quality of service was fantastic right from the start. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you David!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Maria
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Renaissance Floral was an excellent vendor to work with. David was able to translate my vision into beautiful wedding flowers. The entire staff there is incredibly friendly, responsive and accommodating. They were always very good about answering questions and even when I had a few changes, they always provided me with many options. They also are mindful of keeping you within your budget.

We had a great experience with this vendor and I would highly recommend using them on your wedding day.
Renaissance Floral was an excellent vendor to work with. David was able to translate my vision into beautiful wedding Read more...
Renaissance Floral was an excellent vendor to work with. David was able to translate my vision into beautiful wedding flowers. The entire staff there is incredibly friendly, responsive and accommodating. They were always very good about answering questions and even when I had a few changes, they always provided me with many options. They also are mindful of keeping you within your budget.

We had a great experience with this vendor and I would highly recommend using them on your wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Carol
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I just want to say Thank You for making my daughters wedding weekend truly magical. It was truly a dream come true. I was totally blown away from the minute I stepped around the corner to see what a magnificent area you had created from this plain patio area at the resort to this full blown gorgeous outdoor area for the festivities the night before the wedding was to take place. The colors of the tablecloths to the choice of flowers/containers and the " Barcelona lights " was such a elegant yet simple touch to set the pace for the wedding the next day. This was a " wow " for sure.

You and your crew performed what I would call a miracle of miracles on the " tent " at the resort. As you know, I was very nervous to say the least that the existing tent could look so inviting and elegant. Again, when I entered the room after the wedding ceremony- I was totally speechless. From the gorgeous tablecloths,flower arrangements,chandeliers and the most beautiful monogram on the black dance floor- is beyond words. It took my breathe away.

The room was then transformed the next morning for the brunch which was again truly amazing. I am looking forward to working with you on future events for Carissa and Scot down the road. I am still receiving so many compliments about what a magical weekend it was for all involved . Thanks again to you and all your staff.
I just want to say Thank You for making my daughters wedding weekend truly magical. It was truly a dream come true. I was Read more...
I just want to say Thank You for making my daughters wedding weekend truly magical. It was truly a dream come true. I was totally blown away from the minute I stepped around the corner to see what a magnificent area you had created from this plain patio area at the resort to this full blown gorgeous outdoor area for the festivities the night before the wedding was to take place. The colors of the tablecloths to the choice of flowers/containers and the " Barcelona lights " was such a elegant yet simple touch to set the pace for the wedding the next day. This was a " wow " for sure.

You and your crew performed what I would call a miracle of miracles on the " tent " at the resort. As you know, I was very nervous to say the least that the existing tent could look so inviting and elegant. Again, when I entered the room after the wedding ceremony- I was totally speechless. From the gorgeous tablecloths,flower arrangements,chandeliers and the most beautiful monogram on the black dance floor- is beyond words. It took my breathe away.

The room was then transformed the next morning for the brunch which was again truly amazing. I am looking forward to working with you on future events for Carissa and Scot down the road. I am still receiving so many compliments about what a magical weekend it was for all involved . Thanks again to you and all your staff. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Alycia
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I "secretly" call David Michael Schmidt my "David Tutera". He truly brought our reception to live as we envisioned it! The quality of the materials/linens/chairs/furniture he uses, the placement and tastefulness is perfect and elegant, and everything you need to make sure your reception looks anything but "cookie cutter". I highly recommend David and his team if you want to wow your guests with incredible flowers and decor. Working with David was a breeze and worth every penny.
I "secretly" call David Michael Schmidt my "David Tutera". He truly brought our reception to live as we envisioned it! The Read more...
I "secretly" call David Michael Schmidt my "David Tutera". He truly brought our reception to live as we envisioned it! The quality of the materials/linens/chairs/furniture he uses, the placement and tastefulness is perfect and elegant, and everything you need to make sure your reception looks anything but "cookie cutter". I highly recommend David and his team if you want to wow your guests with incredible flowers and decor. Working with David was a breeze and worth every penny. Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Carissa
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
By far one of the best decisions we made throughout the entire wedding process was hiring David and his team at Renaissance Floral to design our wedding! David does amazing work and I was BLOWN AWAY with the flowers and decor he put together for my wedding this past weekend at the Sagamore Resort in Lake George. He turned a tent with astro-turf into an upscale ballroom - from the chandeliers to the boutonnieres - everything tied together and looked fantastic. David is not someone you have to micro-manage...just let him know your vision and he will exceed your expectations!
By far one of the best decisions we made throughout the entire wedding process was hiring David and his team at Read more...
By far one of the best decisions we made throughout the entire wedding process was hiring David and his team at Renaissance Floral to design our wedding! David does amazing work and I was BLOWN AWAY with the flowers and decor he put together for my wedding this past weekend at the Sagamore Resort in Lake George. He turned a tent with astro-turf into an upscale ballroom - from the chandeliers to the boutonnieres - everything tied together and looked fantastic. David is not someone you have to micro-manage...just let him know your vision and he will exceed your expectations! Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I don't know what else to say except David and Renaissance Floral Design are incredible.... the best! Not only is David extremely talented, but also unbelievably dedicated. He went above and beyond and we truly have him to thank for making the wedding process so enjoyable and wedding day truly magical.
I don't know what else to say except David and Renaissance Floral Design are incredible.... the best! Not only is David Read more...
I don't know what else to say except David and Renaissance Floral Design are incredible.... the best! Not only is David extremely talented, but also unbelievably dedicated. He went above and beyond and we truly have him to thank for making the wedding process so enjoyable and wedding day truly magical. Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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susie
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Whatever the occasion, whatever the budget , it will be given careful thought and attention and will be beautiful. There is no one who does it better... David makes your dreams come true!
Whatever the occasion, whatever the budget , it will be given careful thought and attention and will be beautiful. There Read more...
Whatever the occasion, whatever the budget , it will be given careful thought and attention and will be beautiful. There is no one who does it better... David makes your dreams come true! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Cannot recommend RFD enough! David and his team approached our wedding (probably a small project on their big list) with 100% professionalism, commitment and creativity. I had some broad/sweeping ideas and David further defined our vision and worked hard to stay within our budget. I felt very taken care of by David. Not once did I have to worry that David wasn't understanding what my vision was as he is a very good communicator. He is kind and realistic. RFD heightened the elegance and glam of our wedding day--I am so glad we chose David and his team. A total pleasure to work with.
Cannot recommend RFD enough! David and his team approached our wedding (probably a small project on their big list) with Read more...
Cannot recommend RFD enough! David and his team approached our wedding (probably a small project on their big list) with 100% professionalism, commitment and creativity. I had some broad/sweeping ideas and David further defined our vision and worked hard to stay within our budget. I felt very taken care of by David. Not once did I have to worry that David wasn't understanding what my vision was as he is a very good communicator. He is kind and realistic. RFD heightened the elegance and glam of our wedding day--I am so glad we chose David and his team. A total pleasure to work with. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Katie
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Worth every penny! David Michael is the man. Regardless of your budget they will work with you and give you the best of the best! A week after our reception, the flowers still looked beautiful, that never happens!
Worth every penny! David Michael is the man. Regardless of your budget they will work with you and give you the best of Read more...
Worth every penny! David Michael is the man. Regardless of your budget they will work with you and give you the best of the best! A week after our reception, the flowers still looked beautiful, that never happens! Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
7/15/2012
5.0/5.0
David is wonderful to work with! He listens to the bride and groom and family and translates their ideas, wants into a design that is better than they could have ever imagined. He is flexible and is able to change design based on the weather!!!! Our daughter's wedding was absolutely spectacular thanks to David and his team.
David is wonderful to work with! He listens to the bride and groom and family and translates their ideas, wants into a Read more...
David is wonderful to work with! He listens to the bride and groom and family and translates their ideas, wants into a design that is better than they could have ever imagined. He is flexible and is able to change design based on the weather!!!! Our daughter's wedding was absolutely spectacular thanks to David and his team. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved the flowers. We met with David once and he knew exactly what we wanted. Everything was perfect.
I absolutely loved the flowers. We met with David once and he knew exactly what we wanted. Everything was perfect.
I absolutely loved the flowers. We met with David once and he knew exactly what we wanted. Everything was perfect. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Renaissance Floral Design did an AMAZING job on the flowers for my wedding!! David and his staff were very professional and easy to work with. David is extremely creative and great at what he does. He knew what I was looking for and created me a vision that had exceeded far beyond my expectations. I was taken back when I walked into my reception room. It looked absolutely gorgeous and it took my breath away! I would recommend that you speak with David right away when planning your wedding because he will immediately make you feel comfortable and let you know that you can completely and 100% trust him!!
Renaissance Floral Design did an AMAZING job on the flowers for my wedding!! David and his staff were very professional Read more...
Renaissance Floral Design did an AMAZING job on the flowers for my wedding!! David and his staff were very professional and easy to work with. David is extremely creative and great at what he does. He knew what I was looking for and created me a vision that had exceeded far beyond my expectations. I was taken back when I walked into my reception room. It looked absolutely gorgeous and it took my breath away! I would recommend that you speak with David right away when planning your wedding because he will immediately make you feel comfortable and let you know that you can completely and 100% trust him!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
David Michael Schmidt Design has been a fabulous asset and friend to the Albany Institute of History & Art. Our galas and special events are critical to our success as an institution, and David has acted as a true visionary, designer, producer and problem solver, allowing our events stand out among the hundreds hosted by area non-profits. No challenge is too big and no detail is too small for David’s solutions. David’s artistic sense is brilliant; his ideas, resources and energy are unrivaled. I also love his can-do attitude. Who else, but David, on the eve of our major gala would agree to produce 300 cards for our dining tables? I am grateful David is on our team! Elizabeth Reiss, Director of Development, Albany Institute of History & Art
David Michael Schmidt Design has been a fabulous asset and friend to the Albany Institute of History & Art. Our galas and Read more...
David Michael Schmidt Design has been a fabulous asset and friend to the Albany Institute of History & Art. Our galas and special events are critical to our success as an institution, and David has acted as a true visionary, designer, producer and problem solver, allowing our events stand out among the hundreds hosted by area non-profits. No challenge is too big and no detail is too small for David’s solutions. David’s artistic sense is brilliant; his ideas, resources and energy are unrivaled. I also love his can-do attitude. Who else, but David, on the eve of our major gala would agree to produce 300 cards for our dining tables? I am grateful David is on our team! Elizabeth Reiss, Director of Development, Albany Institute of History & Art Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
David Michael Schmidt and his team are the real deal. We hired Renaissance not only for our flowers but also for the overall decor and complete design of our wedding. The level of expertise and service Renaissance provides is unmatched in this regard.

I went to David with some pictures of a store display and a couple of pages ripped from a magazine. He helped guide me through what I wanted (and didn't want) and more than anything helped to translate the feel of what we wanted through the flowers and decor. Every meeting with him was enjoyable and fun and I valued each minute because his ideas were so creative and unique and he was always helpful.

David arranged for our lighting and was extremely knowledgeable about the resources and ideas for rentals in the area. His store is a treasure trove of gorgeous home and decor items and we took full advantage by renting special furniture and custom made lamps and other pieces from him, too. David even handmade petal toss buckets for me from a picture of something I found and loved.

Of everyone, David was the most concerned with our comfort level with costs. He was honest, objective, and creative in helping me to prioritize the decor plans so we could keep within a budget that we were comfortable with.

Our guests marveled at the beautiful ceremony decor and told me the reception felt like a celebrity wedding. This is 100% due to David and Renaissance Floral Design.

David is talented and sincere. I put my trust in him have could not have felt more at ease at how everything would turn out. If you are considering hiring Renaissance, do not hesitate and do it! You will be so happy you did.
David Michael Schmidt and his team are the real deal. We hired Renaissance not only for our flowers but also for the Read more...
David Michael Schmidt and his team are the real deal. We hired Renaissance not only for our flowers but also for the overall decor and complete design of our wedding. The level of expertise and service Renaissance provides is unmatched in this regard.

I went to David with some pictures of a store display and a couple of pages ripped from a magazine. He helped guide me through what I wanted (and didn't want) and more than anything helped to translate the feel of what we wanted through the flowers and decor. Every meeting with him was enjoyable and fun and I valued each minute because his ideas were so creative and unique and he was always helpful.

David arranged for our lighting and was extremely knowledgeable about the resources and ideas for rentals in the area. His store is a treasure trove of gorgeous home and decor items and we took full advantage by renting special furniture and custom made lamps and other pieces from him, too. David even handmade petal toss buckets for me from a picture of something I found and loved.

Of everyone, David was the most concerned with our comfort level with costs. He was honest, objective, and creative in helping me to prioritize the decor plans so we could keep within a budget that we were comfortable with.

Our guests marveled at the beautiful ceremony decor and told me the reception felt like a celebrity wedding. This is 100% due to David and Renaissance Floral Design.

David is talented and sincere. I put my trust in him have could not have felt more at ease at how everything would turn out. If you are considering hiring Renaissance, do not hesitate and do it! You will be so happy you did. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Well what can we say about David.... only that he was Amazing!! Picking flowers and decorations for our wedding was probably the activity i dreaded most in the whole planning process. I have no sense for flowers or how to decorate in such a way that its nice but not over the top. I put all my trust in David and his team and couldn't have been happier with the end results. It certainly exceeded any expectations that we may have had. David was also really flexible and patiently let me change my mind several times on what I thought my vision was for the arrangements. Even though i couldn't articulate very well what i was looking for he, he was able to see get my concept right off the bat and took my very general guidance and made it something spectacular. My wedding venue was already gorgeous on its own so i really didn't want to over do it with flowers. David helped us find the right balance and color pallette and the room looked amazing. We received so many compliments after the fact especially on the flowers and we have David to thank! We would highly recommend Renaissance Floral for anyone looking amazing floral arrangements on their wedding day!
Well what can we say about David.... only that he was Amazing!! Picking flowers and decorations for our wedding was Read more...
Well what can we say about David.... only that he was Amazing!! Picking flowers and decorations for our wedding was probably the activity i dreaded most in the whole planning process. I have no sense for flowers or how to decorate in such a way that its nice but not over the top. I put all my trust in David and his team and couldn't have been happier with the end results. It certainly exceeded any expectations that we may have had. David was also really flexible and patiently let me change my mind several times on what I thought my vision was for the arrangements. Even though i couldn't articulate very well what i was looking for he, he was able to see get my concept right off the bat and took my very general guidance and made it something spectacular. My wedding venue was already gorgeous on its own so i really didn't want to over do it with flowers. David helped us find the right balance and color pallette and the room looked amazing. We received so many compliments after the fact especially on the flowers and we have David to thank! We would highly recommend Renaissance Floral for anyone looking amazing floral arrangements on their wedding day! Read less
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Gloria
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Where to begin. I guess it can be with the first meeting I had with the owner David Michael Schmidt. After just a few minutes of talking with him I realized that I was in the presence of an expert who had the experience to make my wedding dreams come ture. I discussed my vision and like reading my mind he made suggestions which I had been thinking about for a while. He isn't a florist he is a visionary. What I had initally thought would be one of the most dreadful parts of wedding planning turned into one of the best wedding meetings ever. I left there with a new nickname for David. I like to call him THE WEDDING GOD! It was finally my wedding day and wasn't just excited about marrying the man of my dreams but also about having the wedding of my dreams. We we arrived at the hall I was so pleased to see David. Luckily he was there because when my photographer suggested I sit on some steps with my beautiful Vera Wang I simply had to refuse unless I had something to sit on. David didn't hestiate and removed his shirt so I could sit on it... Now that is what I call amazing service. lol As we continued taking pictures outside the hall my restlessness grew. I wanted to see the room. I was already in love with my beautiful flowers and my bridesmaids flowers so I was dying to see his amazing work. Finally it was time. I grab my husband's hand and we entered the room. It was then that I knew. My dream wedding had come true. The room was breath taking. The beautiful crystal centerpieces, flowers, linens, crystal chargers, dance floor, drapes and our sweetheart table... ohhhh it was all so amazing!! I can seriously type forever on how happy I was with David's amazing work but instead I want you to see it yourself. See this short video of the amazing details from our wedding created by our videographer Al Woodard http://vimeo.com/40748449 Want to see more check out our event on Renaissance website: www.renaissancefloraldesign.com/events/gloria-louis/
Where to begin. I guess it can be with the first meeting I had with the owner David Michael Schmidt. After just a few Read more...
Where to begin. I guess it can be with the first meeting I had with the owner David Michael Schmidt. After just a few minutes of talking with him I realized that I was in the presence of an expert who had the experience to make my wedding dreams come ture. I discussed my vision and like reading my mind he made suggestions which I had been thinking about for a while. He isn't a florist he is a visionary. What I had initally thought would be one of the most dreadful parts of wedding planning turned into one of the best wedding meetings ever. I left there with a new nickname for David. I like to call him THE WEDDING GOD! It was finally my wedding day and wasn't just excited about marrying the man of my dreams but also about having the wedding of my dreams. We we arrived at the hall I was so pleased to see David. Luckily he was there because when my photographer suggested I sit on some steps with my beautiful Vera Wang I simply had to refuse unless I had something to sit on. David didn't hestiate and removed his shirt so I could sit on it... Now that is what I call amazing service. lol As we continued taking pictures outside the hall my restlessness grew. I wanted to see the room. I was already in love with my beautiful flowers and my bridesmaids flowers so I was dying to see his amazing work. Finally it was time. I grab my husband's hand and we entered the room. It was then that I knew. My dream wedding had come true. The room was breath taking. The beautiful crystal centerpieces, flowers, linens, crystal chargers, dance floor, drapes and our sweetheart table... ohhhh it was all so amazing!! I can seriously type forever on how happy I was with David's amazing work but instead I want you to see it yourself. See this short video of the amazing details from our wedding created by our videographer Al Woodard http://vimeo.com/40748449 Want to see more check out our event on Renaissance website: www.renaissancefloraldesign.com/events/gloria-louis/ Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Gloria
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I think I have reciewed Renaissance before but planning my wedding with David Michael Schmidt was beyond amazing so I find it important to do it again. He makes me wish I could get married again so I can call him to talk about my wedding or simply anything. I look forward to kids and showers so I can contact him and his amazing staff again. Their work is beyond amazing. My wedding was amazing and hugely due to our amazing decor. He is NOT a florist but a visonary. Love the wedding god!
I think I have reciewed Renaissance before but planning my wedding with David Michael Schmidt was beyond amazing so I find Read more...
I think I have reciewed Renaissance before but planning my wedding with David Michael Schmidt was beyond amazing so I find it important to do it again. He makes me wish I could get married again so I can call him to talk about my wedding or simply anything. I look forward to kids and showers so I can contact him and his amazing staff again. Their work is beyond amazing. My wedding was amazing and hugely due to our amazing decor. He is NOT a florist but a visonary. Love the wedding god! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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mob
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
As parents of the bride, we couldn't have been more pleased with the work of David Michael Schmidt and Renaissance Florists. He captured my daughter's wishes in her bouquet, table centerpieces and ambient flowers to decorate the banquet hall. He stayed within our budget and took great pains to make her wedding day special and unique. We recommend him highly.
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As parents of the bride, we couldn't have been more pleased with the work of David Michael Schmidt and Renaissance Florists. He captured my daughter's wishes in her bouquet, table centerpieces and ambient flowers to decorate the banquet hall. He stayed within our budget and took great pains to make her wedding day special and unique. We recommend him highly. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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rli35
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
David Michael Schmidt and his team went above and beyond to make the vision in my head a reality. After only one meeting, I felt as though David understood what I wanted and what I didn't and kept me in the loop every step of the way. He was flexible and always went above and beyond to make me happy. I feel so lucky that the Renaissance design team and DMS were part of my beautiful wedding day. He is soooo worth it :-)
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David Michael Schmidt and his team went above and beyond to make the vision in my head a reality. After only one meeting, I felt as though David understood what I wanted and what I didn't and kept me in the loop every step of the way. He was flexible and always went above and beyond to make me happy. I feel so lucky that the Renaissance design team and DMS were part of my beautiful wedding day. He is soooo worth it :-) Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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J&K
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Renaissance did a phenomenal job for my wedding. David has such effortless vision and really transforms a space. He is more than a "florist" he is a designer. I really enjoyed working with him and his staff and couldn't have been happier with my event.
Renaissance did a phenomenal job for my wedding. David has such effortless vision and really transforms a space. He is Read more...
Renaissance did a phenomenal job for my wedding. David has such effortless vision and really transforms a space. He is more than a "florist" he is a designer. I really enjoyed working with him and his staff and couldn't have been happier with my event. Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Marika
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
It's been over a year since our wedding and there isn't a week that goes by that someone doesn't mention how amazing our wedding turned out, or we don't say how much we loved it. Honestly, from the first meeting with David we were sold and we had so much fun working through what we had envisioned with him making thoughtful suggestions and weaving in his amazing creative ideas. We looked forward to our working sessions every time and we were actually sorry we didn't have a reason to keep working with him afterward. Maybe our tenth anniversary? He thought of every detail right down to hand delivering a special bouquet of my favorite flowers the day of the wedding with a note from my soon-to-be husband. He knew what would work best with the venue we chose and had good relationships with our other vendors. We didn't have to sweat the details even though we are detail people. We couldn't have done it without him. Everyone should have such a great partner when they're planning their wedding.
It's been over a year since our wedding and there isn't a week that goes by that someone doesn't mention how amazing our Read more...
It's been over a year since our wedding and there isn't a week that goes by that someone doesn't mention how amazing our wedding turned out, or we don't say how much we loved it. Honestly, from the first meeting with David we were sold and we had so much fun working through what we had envisioned with him making thoughtful suggestions and weaving in his amazing creative ideas. We looked forward to our working sessions every time and we were actually sorry we didn't have a reason to keep working with him afterward. Maybe our tenth anniversary? He thought of every detail right down to hand delivering a special bouquet of my favorite flowers the day of the wedding with a note from my soon-to-be husband. He knew what would work best with the venue we chose and had good relationships with our other vendors. We didn't have to sweat the details even though we are detail people. We couldn't have done it without him. Everyone should have such a great partner when they're planning their wedding. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
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Marika
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
It's been over a year since our wedding and there isn't a week that goes by that someone doesn't mention how amazing our wedding turned out, or we don't say how much we loved it. Honestly, from the first meeting with David we were sold and we had so much fun working through what we had envisioned with him making thoughtful suggestions and weaving in his amazing creative ideas. We looked forward to our working sessions every time and we were actually sorry we didn't have a reason to keep working with him afterward. Maybe our tenth anniversary? He thought of every detail right down to hand delivering a special bouquet of my favorite flowers the day of the wedding with a note from my soon-to-be husband. He knew what would work best with the venue we chose and had good relationships with our other vendors. We didn't have to sweat the details even though we are detail people. We couldn't have done it without him. Everyone should have such a great partner when they're planning their wedding.
It's been over a year since our wedding and there isn't a week that goes by that someone doesn't mention how amazing our Read more...
It's been over a year since our wedding and there isn't a week that goes by that someone doesn't mention how amazing our wedding turned out, or we don't say how much we loved it. Honestly, from the first meeting with David we were sold and we had so much fun working through what we had envisioned with him making thoughtful suggestions and weaving in his amazing creative ideas. We looked forward to our working sessions every time and we were actually sorry we didn't have a reason to keep working with him afterward. Maybe our tenth anniversary? He thought of every detail right down to hand delivering a special bouquet of my favorite flowers the day of the wedding with a note from my soon-to-be husband. He knew what would work best with the venue we chose and had good relationships with our other vendors. We didn't have to sweat the details even though we are detail people. We couldn't have done it without him. Everyone should have such a great partner when they're planning their wedding. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
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Betsy
Wedding:
10/7/2011
5.0/5.0
To say David at Renaissance is in a league of his own, would be an understatement. I can't tell you how much I loved working with David and becoming friends. He went above and beyond to make all of my dreams and vision into a reality.
To say David at Renaissance is in a league of his own, would be an understatement. I can't tell you how much I loved Read more...
To say David at Renaissance is in a league of his own, would be an understatement. I can't tell you how much I loved working with David and becoming friends. He went above and beyond to make all of my dreams and vision into a reality. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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lmaryanopolis
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
My experience with David at Renaissance Floral Design was amazing!! I was thrilled that David was available for our wedding because he was my first choice for florist and he and his work did not disappoint!! From our first meeting in his shop to the subsequent calls and texts as the date drew closer he was highly responsive and helpful and really listened to what I wanted while weaving his personal touch and creativity into our day. All of our floral arrangements were beautful and along with the other details he provided I couldn't have been happier with the final outcome. I would highly recommend David to anyone!!
My experience with David at Renaissance Floral Design was amazing!! I was thrilled that David was available for our Read more...
My experience with David at Renaissance Floral Design was amazing!! I was thrilled that David was available for our wedding because he was my first choice for florist and he and his work did not disappoint!! From our first meeting in his shop to the subsequent calls and texts as the date drew closer he was highly responsive and helpful and really listened to what I wanted while weaving his personal touch and creativity into our day. All of our floral arrangements were beautful and along with the other details he provided I couldn't have been happier with the final outcome. I would highly recommend David to anyone!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
It is so hard to put into words how amazing David and his team at renaissance floral design is! Not only was I lucky enough to have Renaissance do my flowers but I am lucky enough to call David and the staff my friends. He truly inspires me with the talent he has for design. He is an amazing florist but I would call him an artist, My wedding was probably the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. From the floral arrangements to the lighting, to even the smallest details like my candy bags and tea lights, nothing was missed. He will go above and beyond for all his brides to make sure they are truly happy on their special day! When I walked in to my wedding venue and saw how Renaissance transformed it, it took my breath away. I am Extremely pleased to give renaissance floral designs and David the highest review I could possibly give. I wish I could put down more categories for in which he helped because he wasn't just my florist he truly was responsible for so much more! Any bride would be lucky to be able to say that RFD created there dream wedding. The whole team is one of a kind!
It is so hard to put into words how amazing David and his team at renaissance floral design is! Not only was I lucky Read more...
It is so hard to put into words how amazing David and his team at renaissance floral design is! Not only was I lucky enough to have Renaissance do my flowers but I am lucky enough to call David and the staff my friends. He truly inspires me with the talent he has for design. He is an amazing florist but I would call him an artist, My wedding was probably the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. From the floral arrangements to the lighting, to even the smallest details like my candy bags and tea lights, nothing was missed. He will go above and beyond for all his brides to make sure they are truly happy on their special day! When I walked in to my wedding venue and saw how Renaissance transformed it, it took my breath away. I am Extremely pleased to give renaissance floral designs and David the highest review I could possibly give. I wish I could put down more categories for in which he helped because he wasn't just my florist he truly was responsible for so much more! Any bride would be lucky to be able to say that RFD created there dream wedding. The whole team is one of a kind! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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Corinne
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
David at Renaissance is THE MOST talented florist you will ever meet!! Everything is does is exquisite and over the top! My wedding Ceremony and Reception were even more beautiful than I could have imagined and all my guests were blown away!
David at Renaissance is THE MOST talented florist you will ever meet!! Everything is does is exquisite and over the top! Read more...
David at Renaissance is THE MOST talented florist you will ever meet!! Everything is does is exquisite and over the top! My wedding Ceremony and Reception were even more beautiful than I could have imagined and all my guests were blown away! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for exquisite reception decor, Renaissance is the place to go! David was able to take my ideas and concepts and turn them into a truly breath taking reception. He filled in all the little details I hadn't even thought of, and put together a very complete event. My guests are still talking about how over the top my reception was! I wanted to take all the flowers home with me they were SO amazing!!
If you are looking for exquisite reception decor, Renaissance is the place to go! David was able to take my ideas and Read more...
If you are looking for exquisite reception decor, Renaissance is the place to go! David was able to take my ideas and concepts and turn them into a truly breath taking reception. He filled in all the little details I hadn't even thought of, and put together a very complete event. My guests are still talking about how over the top my reception was! I wanted to take all the flowers home with me they were SO amazing!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Sarah Sharpe
Wedding:
9/12/2010
5.0/5.0
In my meetings with David Michael Schmidt he was professional and helpful, and understood exactly what I was picturing in my head. My bouquet was so unique and fit my vision of the day to a tea. The centerpieces were fabulous and made the reception space come to life. I even had flowers for my ceremony draping from a bridal canopy that looked breathtaking! We have gotten so many complements on how gorgeous the flowers were!
In my meetings with David Michael Schmidt he was professional and helpful, and understood exactly what I was picturing in Read more...
In my meetings with David Michael Schmidt he was professional and helpful, and understood exactly what I was picturing in my head. My bouquet was so unique and fit my vision of the day to a tea. The centerpieces were fabulous and made the reception space come to life. I even had flowers for my ceremony draping from a bridal canopy that looked breathtaking! We have gotten so many complements on how gorgeous the flowers were! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Alexis
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Owner David Michael Schmidt is absolutely amazing. Words cannot describe how easy and stree-free and what a pleasure it is working with him. He is a genius when it comes to event design and knows how to make any space truly jaw-dropping. I have received countless compliments on his work at my wedding from the flowers to coordinating all space rentals, to the execution. I highly recommend his work for any event where you really want to WOW!
Owner David Michael Schmidt is absolutely amazing. Words cannot describe how easy and stree-free and what a pleasure it is Read more...
Owner David Michael Schmidt is absolutely amazing. Words cannot describe how easy and stree-free and what a pleasure it is working with him. He is a genius when it comes to event design and knows how to make any space truly jaw-dropping. I have received countless compliments on his work at my wedding from the flowers to coordinating all space rentals, to the execution. I highly recommend his work for any event where you really want to WOW! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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jrb31210
Wedding:
3/12/2010
5.0/5.0
David made my ceremony BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
David made my ceremony BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
David made my ceremony BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Tamara
Wedding:
1/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Our flowers were perfect! They worked with us to stay within our budget. They also gave us some great options to make our look complete. Flowers were where they needed to be on time!
Our flowers were perfect! They worked with us to stay within our budget. They also gave us some great options to make our Read more...
Our flowers were perfect! They worked with us to stay within our budget. They also gave us some great options to make our look complete. Flowers were where they needed to be on time! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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lizziebeth730
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
David did the flowers for my best friends wedding last year. He did a beautiful job with her wedding so I booked him myself. I met with him several times and he really listened to what I had said. I loved the flowers and the bouquest were beautiful and unique and I couldn't have been happier! He really knew both the ceremony location as well as the reception site and did a wonderful job... I highly recommend Renaissance Florist
David did the flowers for my best friends wedding last year. He did a beautiful job with her wedding so I booked him Read more...
David did the flowers for my best friends wedding last year. He did a beautiful job with her wedding so I booked him myself. I met with him several times and he really listened to what I had said. I loved the flowers and the bouquest were beautiful and unique and I couldn't have been happier! He really knew both the ceremony location as well as the reception site and did a wonderful job... I highly recommend Renaissance Florist Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Private User
Wedding:
8/2/2013
4.9/5.0
Very good and helpful in planning and making our wedding day beautiful. I wish we would have been able to do all our rentals through him as well. I recommend that you do both flowers and rentals with David, you won't regret it!
Very good and helpful in planning and making our wedding day beautiful. I wish we would have been able to do all our Read more...
Very good and helpful in planning and making our wedding day beautiful. I wish we would have been able to do all our rentals through him as well. I recommend that you do both flowers and rentals with David, you won't regret it! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Beth
Wedding:
10/7/2012
4.8/5.0
My wedding planner had suggested we meet with David Michael Schmidt at Renaissance Floral Design. I can not recommend him enough. He prepared beautiful flowers for us on our wedding day. He also created a custom lounge in the dining room where our guests relax after dinner. He is so talented when it comes to design. He could not have been more patient with me and responded to to every email and phone call. To be honest, our wedding g would not have been the same with out him. He even helped us find the right venders for our day!
My wedding planner had suggested we meet with David Michael Schmidt at Renaissance Floral Design. I can not recommend him Read more...
My wedding planner had suggested we meet with David Michael Schmidt at Renaissance Floral Design. I can not recommend him enough. He prepared beautiful flowers for us on our wedding day. He also created a custom lounge in the dining room where our guests relax after dinner. He is so talented when it comes to design. He could not have been more patient with me and responded to to every email and phone call. To be honest, our wedding g would not have been the same with out him. He even helped us find the right venders for our day! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
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Christina
Wedding:
9/1/2012
4.8/5.0
Working with David at Renaissance Floral Design was a true pleasure. After several conversations with David my vision of how I wanted my ceremony and reception to look became more clear. Our wedding was at Shelving Rock Terrace at The Sagamore and David transformed the raw space into a beautiful, elegant, and romantic setting. David listened to our suggestions and was flexible when we had concerns. David was very attentive especially during the week of the wedding. Regarding RFD's responsiveness, I would have liked to have my questions answered earlier in the planning process as it is easy to lose sight of small details given our busy schedules. Regarding RFD's value, you get an excellent product although the price is moderately high. We were not from the area and therefore willing to spend the money for the certainty that the outcome on our wedding day would exceed our expectations. Another wonderful thing David did for us was to suggest to hire Christine Wheat, a wedding day coordinator. Looking back, we don't know what we would have done without her. Clearly, his experience with the wedding industry in the upstate NY area is superior and his suggestions are incredibly helpful. All in all David knocked it out of the park!
Working with David at Renaissance Floral Design was a true pleasure. After several conversations with David my vision of Read more...
Working with David at Renaissance Floral Design was a true pleasure. After several conversations with David my vision of how I wanted my ceremony and reception to look became more clear. Our wedding was at Shelving Rock Terrace at The Sagamore and David transformed the raw space into a beautiful, elegant, and romantic setting. David listened to our suggestions and was flexible when we had concerns. David was very attentive especially during the week of the wedding. Regarding RFD's responsiveness, I would have liked to have my questions answered earlier in the planning process as it is easy to lose sight of small details given our busy schedules. Regarding RFD's value, you get an excellent product although the price is moderately high. We were not from the area and therefore willing to spend the money for the certainty that the outcome on our wedding day would exceed our expectations. Another wonderful thing David did for us was to suggest to hire Christine Wheat, a wedding day coordinator. Looking back, we don't know what we would have done without her. Clearly, his experience with the wedding industry in the upstate NY area is superior and his suggestions are incredibly helpful. All in all David knocked it out of the park! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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PlaidBride
Wedding:
5/22/2010
4.8/5.0
I admit that I was a bit intimidated walking into Rennaisance. After all, by many people's standards, they are the top florists in the area. I didn't have a huge budget, but I love, love, love flowers.

I was not the typical bride. I didn't want mountains of roses, I wanted flowers that screamed Spring/early Summer with a relaxed but vibrant feeling. David Michael Schmidt and the staff at Rennaisance delivered, literally and figuratively. I told David the general idea of what I wanted and asked him to fill in the specifics. My bouquet was show-stopping, as were the rest of the bridal party's flowers. The reception flowers had were exactly what I had hoped for.

I also have to say that David was lovely to work with. He clearly loves what he does and he really listened to the feel that I wanted from the flowers. My experience with Renaissance was wonderful.
I admit that I was a bit intimidated walking into Rennaisance. After all, by many people's standards, they are the top Read more...
I admit that I was a bit intimidated walking into Rennaisance. After all, by many people's standards, they are the top florists in the area. I didn't have a huge budget, but I love, love, love flowers.

I was not the typical bride. I didn't want mountains of roses, I wanted flowers that screamed Spring/early Summer with a relaxed but vibrant feeling. David Michael Schmidt and the staff at Rennaisance delivered, literally and figuratively. I told David the general idea of what I wanted and asked him to fill in the specifics. My bouquet was show-stopping, as were the rest of the bridal party's flowers. The reception flowers had were exactly what I had hoped for.

I also have to say that David was lovely to work with. He clearly loves what he does and he really listened to the feel that I wanted from the flowers. My experience with Renaissance was wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
First and foremost, the flowers at my wedding were beautiful. I recieved many glowing comments on everything. That said, they weren't exactly what I thought they were going to be. For instance, I was under the impression my bouquet would be primarily ivory and white flowers with subtle color and, in actuality, there was a lot of color. Again, they were still beautiful but I was surprised on my wedding day! There were a few times when I had trouble with someone getting back to me which was a little annoying. All in all, if you can afford it, Renaissance consistently impresses. Be prepared to spend, though.
First and foremost, the flowers at my wedding were beautiful. I recieved many glowing comments on everything. That said, Read more...
First and foremost, the flowers at my wedding were beautiful. I recieved many glowing comments on everything. That said, they weren't exactly what I thought they were going to be. For instance, I was under the impression my bouquet would be primarily ivory and white flowers with subtle color and, in actuality, there was a lot of color. Again, they were still beautiful but I was surprised on my wedding day! There were a few times when I had trouble with someone getting back to me which was a little annoying. All in all, if you can afford it, Renaissance consistently impresses. Be prepared to spend, though. Read less
Services Used: Flowers

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