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Scarlet Petal

Chicago , IL

LOCATION

1621 W. Carroll Ave.
Chicago, IL US 60612 (map)

PHONE

773-486-0904

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

We began Scarlet Petal to inspire today’s brides with unique and alternative floral creations. Currenlty, we are one of the leading special event florists in Chicago focused on weddings.... Read more
We began Scarlet Petal to inspire today’s brides with unique and alternative floral creations. Currenlty, we are one of the leading special event florists in Chicago focused on weddings. We consistently receive feedback regarding our artistry and that our professionalism and customer service exceed our client’s expectations.

We lend our expertise to more than just flowers. We understand the importance of looking at an event holistically - our vendor relationships with linen, lighting, and photography professionals ensure the breathtaking ambiance complements your venue and is captured as a beautiful memory for years to come.

Scarlet Petal is highly recognized by celebrated venues such as The Drake, Chicago Botanic Gardens, and Café Brauer by being placed on their preferred vendor lists due to our creativity, professionalism, and attention to detail.

We welcome you to be inspired! Please contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation. We look forward to discussing the beautiful possibilities for your special event. Read less
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INFO FOR FLOWERS

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

REVIEWS

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rlkelley82
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Scarlet Petal did an amazing job with our flowers for our wedding. Everything was stunning and people could not stop talking about my bouquet. The staff at Scarlet Petal was very professional and made the day worry free.
Scarlet Petal did an amazing job with our flowers for our wedding. Everything was stunning and people could not stop Read more...
Scarlet Petal did an amazing job with our flowers for our wedding. Everything was stunning and people could not stop talking about my bouquet. The staff at Scarlet Petal was very professional and made the day worry free. Read less
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mbtrela
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Beautiful arrangements and wonderful service! Picking flowers for our wedding was a difficult task because I had a very specific vision in my mind, but I did not know anything about flowers. Scarlet Petal was able to figure out all of my needs – even when I could not articulate them. Esther was fantastic. She was the only florist that listened when I said that I wanted to have lanterns as a part of my centerpieces! After I described the colors I was looking for, the lanterns, and the mood I wanted at my wedding she was instantly able to start talking about ideas that would create the atmosphere I wanted. I felt like I could trust Esther to make my wedding day beautiful from the start and I am glad that I did. The centerpieces were breathtaking, and all of the bouquets, ceremony decorations and reception accents were beautiful. Esther and Scarlet Petal were incredible to work with, and their work was outstanding.
Beautiful arrangements and wonderful service! Picking flowers for our wedding was a difficult task because I had a very Read more...
Beautiful arrangements and wonderful service! Picking flowers for our wedding was a difficult task because I had a very specific vision in my mind, but I did not know anything about flowers. Scarlet Petal was able to figure out all of my needs – even when I could not articulate them. Esther was fantastic. She was the only florist that listened when I said that I wanted to have lanterns as a part of my centerpieces! After I described the colors I was looking for, the lanterns, and the mood I wanted at my wedding she was instantly able to start talking about ideas that would create the atmosphere I wanted. I felt like I could trust Esther to make my wedding day beautiful from the start and I am glad that I did. The centerpieces were breathtaking, and all of the bouquets, ceremony decorations and reception accents were beautiful. Esther and Scarlet Petal were incredible to work with, and their work was outstanding. Read less
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Elaine
Wedding:
7/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I first met Esther last fall when she was setting up a wedding at a venue I was considering (and ultimately chose). I was clueless about the floral and decor issues and she helped guide me. She was really flexible in changing around our plans as I learned more about what I wanted and what I liked. Esther was really helpful in working within my budget without sacrificing what I wanted, and really worked to understand my vision. Prices were less for more product than at a few other places I looked at.

I visited the studio a few times over the winter and spring-- not a fancy showroom but very practical. In the spring/summer, they always had tons of flowers being prepared for the weekend. One perk is that their wholesaler is in the front of the building, so when I wasn't thrilled with a choice of flower at my showing, we were able to look at and touch a huge variety of orchids until I found what I wanted.

When Esther showed up on my wedding day with our bouquets, I was floored. They were more of what I wanted than I had envisioned or described. We got a million compliments on Esther's centerpieces-- weeks later, people are still telling me how much they loved them! Staff was super responsive on our wedding day too.

Thanks Esther & Scarlet Petal!
I first met Esther last fall when she was setting up a wedding at a venue I was considering (and ultimately chose). I was Read more...
I first met Esther last fall when she was setting up a wedding at a venue I was considering (and ultimately chose). I was clueless about the floral and decor issues and she helped guide me. She was really flexible in changing around our plans as I learned more about what I wanted and what I liked. Esther was really helpful in working within my budget without sacrificing what I wanted, and really worked to understand my vision. Prices were less for more product than at a few other places I looked at.

I visited the studio a few times over the winter and spring-- not a fancy showroom but very practical. In the spring/summer, they always had tons of flowers being prepared for the weekend. One perk is that their wholesaler is in the front of the building, so when I wasn't thrilled with a choice of flower at my showing, we were able to look at and touch a huge variety of orchids until I found what I wanted.

When Esther showed up on my wedding day with our bouquets, I was floored. They were more of what I wanted than I had envisioned or described. We got a million compliments on Esther's centerpieces-- weeks later, people are still telling me how much they loved them! Staff was super responsive on our wedding day too.

Thanks Esther & Scarlet Petal! Read less
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R.
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Esther and the team at Scarlet Petal were so amazing that I don’t even know where to begin. My husband and I got married in July at the InterContinental Chicago. We visited two other florists before finding Esther, and we knew within five minutes of talking to her that we’d found our wedding florist. We knew next to nothing about flowers, but we did have strong opinions about what looks we liked and didn’t like. Esther was quickly able to pick up on our tastes and made outstanding suggestions. She even brought out flowers and vases to help us visualize. And unlike the other florists we met with, Esther helped us strategize ways to make the most of our budget. Our flower arrangements and bouquets were absolutely gorgeous. Had I not known how much we paid, I would have guessed our flower budget had been thousands more than it was. We received so many compliments on our flowers, and we definitely have Esther to thank. She was absolutely delightful to work with, and we so much appreciated her patience, honesty, and creativity!
Esther and the team at Scarlet Petal were so amazing that I don’t even know where to begin. My husband and I got married Read more...
Esther and the team at Scarlet Petal were so amazing that I don’t even know where to begin. My husband and I got married in July at the InterContinental Chicago. We visited two other florists before finding Esther, and we knew within five minutes of talking to her that we’d found our wedding florist. We knew next to nothing about flowers, but we did have strong opinions about what looks we liked and didn’t like. Esther was quickly able to pick up on our tastes and made outstanding suggestions. She even brought out flowers and vases to help us visualize. And unlike the other florists we met with, Esther helped us strategize ways to make the most of our budget. Our flower arrangements and bouquets were absolutely gorgeous. Had I not known how much we paid, I would have guessed our flower budget had been thousands more than it was. We received so many compliments on our flowers, and we definitely have Esther to thank. She was absolutely delightful to work with, and we so much appreciated her patience, honesty, and creativity! Read less
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seb2011
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Jenny Anselmo at Scarlet Petal was fantastic! After our first meeting, I thought she had a good idea of the look I wanted - elegant, simple, not overdone. Her proposal was right on target and everything was pretty easy from there. She made the ceremony and reception beautiful with the chuppah and centerpieces with lilies. Our bouquets were lovely as well. I found the process pretty easy and painless and the outcome flawless. I would use them again for an event and would recommend to anyone planning an event.
Jenny Anselmo at Scarlet Petal was fantastic! After our first meeting, I thought she had a good idea of the look I wanted Read more...
Jenny Anselmo at Scarlet Petal was fantastic! After our first meeting, I thought she had a good idea of the look I wanted - elegant, simple, not overdone. Her proposal was right on target and everything was pretty easy from there. She made the ceremony and reception beautiful with the chuppah and centerpieces with lilies. Our bouquets were lovely as well. I found the process pretty easy and painless and the outcome flawless. I would use them again for an event and would recommend to anyone planning an event. Read less
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KellyandJoe
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Scarlet Petal provided our flowers and decorations. They did an amazing job! We received many compliments from our guests. The venue where we had our wedding said it was one of the best looking weddings, and that all of the flowers and decorations were beautiful. We were able to see samples before our wedding, and their timeline for final head count was very easy to work with. Scarlet Petal is a great vendor to work with.
Scarlet Petal provided our flowers and decorations. They did an amazing job! We received many compliments from our guests. Read more...
Scarlet Petal provided our flowers and decorations. They did an amazing job! We received many compliments from our guests. The venue where we had our wedding said it was one of the best looking weddings, and that all of the flowers and decorations were beautiful. We were able to see samples before our wedding, and their timeline for final head count was very easy to work with. Scarlet Petal is a great vendor to work with. Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I worked with Esther for the floral at our wedding (Sep'10) and she is absolutely amazing! I had met with a few other florists when we started planning and I was set on one until meeting with Esther. She was able to draw up an incredibly detailed description of what I had (rather inarticulately:) discussed with her in the span of about 20 minutes. After looking at her plan for our wedding and checking out samples of her work, there was no question who was going to do our floral! The day of the wedding, I was beyond thrilled with the results. The pieces were so lush and stunning, while still keeping with the simple, classic look that I was going for. Esther used these gorgeous silver and glass vessels to add color and variety to the arrangements. I remember sitting at the table during dinner and just admiring everything around me. It was exactly what I had wanted- I had described something out of the 1920's and I honestly felt like I was in the middle of the Great Gatsby:) Esther was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process and was always willing to throw in her opinion on anything from placecards to linens, etc. whenever I asked. If I had to do it again, I'd go with Scarlet Petal in a heartbeat!
I worked with Esther for the floral at our wedding (Sep'10) and she is absolutely amazing! I had met with a few other Read more...
I worked with Esther for the floral at our wedding (Sep'10) and she is absolutely amazing! I had met with a few other florists when we started planning and I was set on one until meeting with Esther. She was able to draw up an incredibly detailed description of what I had (rather inarticulately:) discussed with her in the span of about 20 minutes. After looking at her plan for our wedding and checking out samples of her work, there was no question who was going to do our floral! The day of the wedding, I was beyond thrilled with the results. The pieces were so lush and stunning, while still keeping with the simple, classic look that I was going for. Esther used these gorgeous silver and glass vessels to add color and variety to the arrangements. I remember sitting at the table during dinner and just admiring everything around me. It was exactly what I had wanted- I had described something out of the 1920's and I honestly felt like I was in the middle of the Great Gatsby:) Esther was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process and was always willing to throw in her opinion on anything from placecards to linens, etc. whenever I asked. If I had to do it again, I'd go with Scarlet Petal in a heartbeat! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We were incredibly fortunate to work with Esther on the flowers for our recent wedding. Upon walking into the room, we were absolutely blown away. Esther did a remarkable job. Our guests are still commenting on how beautiful the ballroom looked. We saved some of the flowers and they were stlll blooming almost a week after the wedding!! The wedding was in a hotel ballroom which can be total blah, but Esther transformed it into something magical. Seriously, people have been using that word to describe the space and credit for that goes solely to Scarlet Petal.
Esther was really easy to work with and understood our budget constraints. Her proposal was super easy to read and understand. When we had questions she promptly sent answers and images to assist us.
After speaking with a number of other florists, I was really feeling lost and jumped for joy after we met with Esther.
Oh and my bouquet....even more than putting on my wedding dress, seeing the bouquet that Esther made for me really made me feel like a bride.
We were incredibly fortunate to work with Esther on the flowers for our recent wedding. Upon walking into the room, we Read more...
We were incredibly fortunate to work with Esther on the flowers for our recent wedding. Upon walking into the room, we were absolutely blown away. Esther did a remarkable job. Our guests are still commenting on how beautiful the ballroom looked. We saved some of the flowers and they were stlll blooming almost a week after the wedding!! The wedding was in a hotel ballroom which can be total blah, but Esther transformed it into something magical. Seriously, people have been using that word to describe the space and credit for that goes solely to Scarlet Petal.
Esther was really easy to work with and understood our budget constraints. Her proposal was super easy to read and understand. When we had questions she promptly sent answers and images to assist us.
After speaking with a number of other florists, I was really feeling lost and jumped for joy after we met with Esther.
Oh and my bouquet....even more than putting on my wedding dress, seeing the bouquet that Esther made for me really made me feel like a bride. Read less
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Rose
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
We worked with Jenny and she was fantastic! She did the flowers at my sister's wedding and both of ours turned out great. She was so patient with me and very responsive. She did a great job working with our budget and the arrangements were absolutely beautiful--our expectations were definitely exceeded! Everything was very straight-forward cost-wise, and we really appreciated her willingness to work with our budget. It was very easy to coordinate delivery times as well and the whole process was stress-free. We'd highly recommend!
We worked with Jenny and she was fantastic! She did the flowers at my sister's wedding and both of ours turned out great. Read more...
We worked with Jenny and she was fantastic! She did the flowers at my sister's wedding and both of ours turned out great. She was so patient with me and very responsive. She did a great job working with our budget and the arrangements were absolutely beautiful--our expectations were definitely exceeded! Everything was very straight-forward cost-wise, and we really appreciated her willingness to work with our budget. It was very easy to coordinate delivery times as well and the whole process was stress-free. We'd highly recommend! Read less
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LB
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Jenny was a pleasure to work with and didn't mind me re-confirming details MANY times. As a result, we had a beautiful ceremony and reception. THey are a true pleasure to work with.
Jenny was a pleasure to work with and didn't mind me re-confirming details MANY times. As a result, we had a beautiful Read more...
Jenny was a pleasure to work with and didn't mind me re-confirming details MANY times. As a result, we had a beautiful ceremony and reception. THey are a true pleasure to work with. Read less
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chicagoGA09
Wedding:
1/24/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about how much I loved my florist. I was a super decisive bride and knew exactly what I wanted right when I walked in so we did not have much contact during the planning process. When I did have questions or I forgot to add a nosegay or something of that nature, Esther was quick to respond and get back to me. Where she really stood out was on the day of the wedding.

We had decided to save money by constructing our own Chuppah (This was the only DIY that we did for our ENTIRE wedding - in retrospect there is/was a reason that I don't DIY) We purchased bamboo poles and used Plaster of Paris to anchor them in buckets that were wrapped in satin that matched our bridesmaids dresses. The covering was my husband's late grandfathers prayer shawl. Well when we made it at home it worked. Day of, not so much, apparently every time they tried to get the prayer shawl up it brought the whole thing down. I had no idea this was happening and somehow Esther made it work, she had someone go out and get her fabric and worked her magic and got it up. If they wouldn't have been able to, it would have been devastating to my husband's family to not have that aspect of his religion in our wedding. So thank heavens for whatever she did to make it work!

The flowers themselves were amazing, exactly what I envisioned, all blue hydrangea's, NO filler, mixed high and low centerpieces. We walked into see the room before the guests were allowed in and I kept saying Holy shit, is this my wedding?? I then proceeded to swear like a truck driver, because that's what I do. It was good swearing because I LOVED it. My bouquet was exactly what I wanted, the ribbon on it was a little on the whiter side when I was all in Ivory so Esther ran and grabbed different ribbon and fixed it in a matter of minutes.

She was AMAZING!!
I cannot say enough about how much I loved my florist. I was a super decisive bride and knew exactly what I wanted right Read more...
I cannot say enough about how much I loved my florist. I was a super decisive bride and knew exactly what I wanted right when I walked in so we did not have much contact during the planning process. When I did have questions or I forgot to add a nosegay or something of that nature, Esther was quick to respond and get back to me. Where she really stood out was on the day of the wedding.

We had decided to save money by constructing our own Chuppah (This was the only DIY that we did for our ENTIRE wedding - in retrospect there is/was a reason that I don't DIY) We purchased bamboo poles and used Plaster of Paris to anchor them in buckets that were wrapped in satin that matched our bridesmaids dresses. The covering was my husband's late grandfathers prayer shawl. Well when we made it at home it worked. Day of, not so much, apparently every time they tried to get the prayer shawl up it brought the whole thing down. I had no idea this was happening and somehow Esther made it work, she had someone go out and get her fabric and worked her magic and got it up. If they wouldn't have been able to, it would have been devastating to my husband's family to not have that aspect of his religion in our wedding. So thank heavens for whatever she did to make it work!

The flowers themselves were amazing, exactly what I envisioned, all blue hydrangea's, NO filler, mixed high and low centerpieces. We walked into see the room before the guests were allowed in and I kept saying Holy shit, is this my wedding?? I then proceeded to swear like a truck driver, because that's what I do. It was good swearing because I LOVED it. My bouquet was exactly what I wanted, the ribbon on it was a little on the whiter side when I was all in Ivory so Esther ran and grabbed different ribbon and fixed it in a matter of minutes.

She was AMAZING!! Read less
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KSulli
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
We had a larger wedding at the Knickerbocker Hotel. I LOVED Scarlet Petal! Jenny did an amazing job with our wedding and we had so many compliments on our arrangments & centerpieces. The best part was also the quality and at a reasonable cost since she gets the flowers wholesale. There is no overhead from a floral shop and no random orders to worry about. I would recommend them to any bride.

She responds great to e-mails and also called us a few days before when the orcids did not come in the exact color that we were expecting.
We had a larger wedding at the Knickerbocker Hotel. I LOVED Scarlet Petal! Jenny did an amazing job with our wedding and Read more...
We had a larger wedding at the Knickerbocker Hotel. I LOVED Scarlet Petal! Jenny did an amazing job with our wedding and we had so many compliments on our arrangments & centerpieces. The best part was also the quality and at a reasonable cost since she gets the flowers wholesale. There is no overhead from a floral shop and no random orders to worry about. I would recommend them to any bride.

She responds great to e-mails and also called us a few days before when the orcids did not come in the exact color that we were expecting. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Scarlet Petal is incredible! We worked with Jenny, and she was absolutely amazing!
We did a lot of internet research and met with a number of very high-end florists. Everything in Scarlet Petal's portfolio was as beautiful, if not more beautiful than the other florists we met with, and they were less than half the price.
Jenny was great to work with and very patient with us. My husband and I were not well versed in florals, so when asked what kinds of flowers we liked, gave answers like "not pink ones" and "submerged ones." Jenny was able to tease out what we liked and give us an education in orchids at the same time.
I can't recommend them more highly!
Scarlet Petal is incredible! We worked with Jenny, and she was absolutely amazing!
We did a lot of internet research Read more...
Scarlet Petal is incredible! We worked with Jenny, and she was absolutely amazing!
We did a lot of internet research and met with a number of very high-end florists. Everything in Scarlet Petal's portfolio was as beautiful, if not more beautiful than the other florists we met with, and they were less than half the price.
Jenny was great to work with and very patient with us. My husband and I were not well versed in florals, so when asked what kinds of flowers we liked, gave answers like "not pink ones" and "submerged ones." Jenny was able to tease out what we liked and give us an education in orchids at the same time.
I can't recommend them more highly! Read less
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Karla A.
Wedding:
11/15/2008
5.0/5.0
We worked with Esther and had a wonderful experience. At our first meeting with her, I came with a hodge-podge of pictures and ideas and Esther sat with us for a good 3 hours sifting through everything to wittle down the ideas and come up with a plan. I wanted something different and centerpieces that wouldn't "compete" with our venue (the Chicago Cultural Center) - Esther really understood my vision even though I couldn't find the words to articulate it sometimes. She was very responsive to emails and invited us into the studio to go over the revised plan when I decided to change the centerpieces. She is a true artist and you can tell that she has a fantastic eye - in many of my emails back and forth with her, I couldn't make decisions on things, so I'd just say, "please do what you think looks best, I trust you."

I could not have been more pleased with my flowers on our wedding. I actually started to tear up when I saw my bouquet and my BM's bouquets and my eyes welled up again when I saw the reception room for the first time. Every single thing was executed perfectly and we're still receiving compliments from guests that our flowers were some of the best people have ever seen.
We worked with Esther and had a wonderful experience. At our first meeting with her, I came with a hodge-podge of pictures Read more...
We worked with Esther and had a wonderful experience. At our first meeting with her, I came with a hodge-podge of pictures and ideas and Esther sat with us for a good 3 hours sifting through everything to wittle down the ideas and come up with a plan. I wanted something different and centerpieces that wouldn't "compete" with our venue (the Chicago Cultural Center) - Esther really understood my vision even though I couldn't find the words to articulate it sometimes. She was very responsive to emails and invited us into the studio to go over the revised plan when I decided to change the centerpieces. She is a true artist and you can tell that she has a fantastic eye - in many of my emails back and forth with her, I couldn't make decisions on things, so I'd just say, "please do what you think looks best, I trust you."

I could not have been more pleased with my flowers on our wedding. I actually started to tear up when I saw my bouquet and my BM's bouquets and my eyes welled up again when I saw the reception room for the first time. Every single thing was executed perfectly and we're still receiving compliments from guests that our flowers were some of the best people have ever seen. Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
4/20/2013
4.8/5.0
Scarlet Petal is an amazing job for my wedding at the Spertus Institute this past April. From boutonnieres to our 12ft chuppah, they didn't miss a detail. I came to Scarlet Petal with little direction and few ideas. I know my colors and what flowers I didn't like and that was about it. David and Sarah really tried to understand what style of wedding I was going for and what I imagined it would look like. We spent over an hour and half going through images of flowers and talking about how they could incorporate each into different pieces to make them different but cohesive. I left feeling like they really understood me and could take my vision to a higher level.

When I went in to see a trial piece a few months later I met with David again. I was overall very impressed with their work but asked to make a few adjustments based on my initial reactions. David was very open-minded and flexible to my suggestions and I left knowing I was in good hands.

The day of the wedding, Sarah showed up to my suite with the bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres. They were stunning and I was so excited to give them out to family and friends. The rest of the wedding was incredible as well. I can't say enough as to how beautiful the ceremony and reception spaces looked. I was blown away.

Flowers and decorations are not cheap. Anywhere. But Scarlet Petal really made an effort to work within my budget. We reused almost everything from the ceremony for the reception. They even designed small, simple vases of succulents, used on the dinner tables, that I was able to reuse for our Sunday brunch as well. Overall was completely satisfied with Scarlet Petal and would highly recommend them to any!
Scarlet Petal is an amazing job for my wedding at the Spertus Institute this past April. From boutonnieres to our 12ft Read more...
Scarlet Petal is an amazing job for my wedding at the Spertus Institute this past April. From boutonnieres to our 12ft chuppah, they didn't miss a detail. I came to Scarlet Petal with little direction and few ideas. I know my colors and what flowers I didn't like and that was about it. David and Sarah really tried to understand what style of wedding I was going for and what I imagined it would look like. We spent over an hour and half going through images of flowers and talking about how they could incorporate each into different pieces to make them different but cohesive. I left feeling like they really understood me and could take my vision to a higher level.

When I went in to see a trial piece a few months later I met with David again. I was overall very impressed with their work but asked to make a few adjustments based on my initial reactions. David was very open-minded and flexible to my suggestions and I left knowing I was in good hands.

The day of the wedding, Sarah showed up to my suite with the bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres. They were stunning and I was so excited to give them out to family and friends. The rest of the wedding was incredible as well. I can't say enough as to how beautiful the ceremony and reception spaces looked. I was blown away.

Flowers and decorations are not cheap. Anywhere. But Scarlet Petal really made an effort to work within my budget. We reused almost everything from the ceremony for the reception. They even designed small, simple vases of succulents, used on the dinner tables, that I was able to reuse for our Sunday brunch as well. Overall was completely satisfied with Scarlet Petal and would highly recommend them to any! Read less
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LaraSuzanne
Wedding:
9/6/2009
4.8/5.0
Flowers were very high on my priority list for my wedding and
Scarlet Petal totally met and exceeded my expectations! I had a certain look I was going for (romantic/vintage farmers market feel) and they totally captured it. I LOVED my flowers!! They were a bit pricey but not too bad considering the service and quality of product I received, it was definitely worth it!
Flowers were very high on my priority list for my wedding and
Scarlet Petal totally met and exceeded my expectations! Read more...
Flowers were very high on my priority list for my wedding and
Scarlet Petal totally met and exceeded my expectations! I had a certain look I was going for (romantic/vintage farmers market feel) and they totally captured it. I LOVED my flowers!! They were a bit pricey but not too bad considering the service and quality of product I received, it was definitely worth it! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/17/2008
4.7/5.0
Scarlet Petal rocked my world. The flowers, which were identical and just as beautiful as the trial, were amazing. I am in true awe of their work.

On the day of my wedding, I didn't like my bouquet. She quickly whipped up a new one for me. I was very impressed with her work and style. To top it off, Esther is a delight to work with.

Many of my guests complimented the decor. I had one male guest ask me, "Are those big balls of carnations real?" I was impressed that a male would notice the flowers! I would highly recommend.
Scarlet Petal rocked my world. The flowers, which were identical and just as beautiful as the trial, were amazing. I am in Read more...
Scarlet Petal rocked my world. The flowers, which were identical and just as beautiful as the trial, were amazing. I am in true awe of their work.

On the day of my wedding, I didn't like my bouquet. She quickly whipped up a new one for me. I was very impressed with her work and style. To top it off, Esther is a delight to work with.

Many of my guests complimented the decor. I had one male guest ask me, "Are those big balls of carnations real?" I was impressed that a male would notice the flowers! I would highly recommend. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.6/5.0
We worked with Jenny and she did a fantastic job. The bouquets and centerpieces were gorgeous. Our reception looked like a fairy land of candles and flowers. I will say Scarlet Petal is on the expensive side, but in the end it was worth all of the money.
We worked with Jenny and she did a fantastic job. The bouquets and centerpieces were gorgeous. Our reception looked like a Read more...
We worked with Jenny and she did a fantastic job. The bouquets and centerpieces were gorgeous. Our reception looked like a fairy land of candles and flowers. I will say Scarlet Petal is on the expensive side, but in the end it was worth all of the money. Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
3/17/2006
4.6/5.0
Both Jenny and Esther were a pleasure to work with. I was having a hard time finding florists that were willing to do exactly what I wanted but these girls were very flexible in terms of what I wanted done, the price, and coming to my office to meet with me. They did a wonderful job on everything and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Both Jenny and Esther were a pleasure to work with. I was having a hard time finding florists that were willing to do Read more...
Both Jenny and Esther were a pleasure to work with. I was having a hard time finding florists that were willing to do exactly what I wanted but these girls were very flexible in terms of what I wanted done, the price, and coming to my office to meet with me. They did a wonderful job on everything and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Read less
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ktrafman
Wedding:
7/18/2009
4.3/5.0
The flowers were beautiful, especially the flowers on my guest's table. This vendor has great vision and was easy to work with although communication feedback was a little slow. If I had to do it over, I still would have chosen this vendor. I think the value was great and my ceremony and reception were beautifully accented.
The flowers were beautiful, especially the flowers on my guest's table. This vendor has great vision and was easy to work Read more...
The flowers were beautiful, especially the flowers on my guest's table. This vendor has great vision and was easy to work with although communication feedback was a little slow. If I had to do it over, I still would have chosen this vendor. I think the value was great and my ceremony and reception were beautifully accented. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
Scarlet Petal did an excellent job with my wedding flowers, couldn't have been happier! Lee was great to work with, and everything was beautiful. They made sure I loved everything at my pre-wedding appointment.
Scarlet Petal did an excellent job with my wedding flowers, couldn't have been happier! Lee was great to work with, and Read more...
Scarlet Petal did an excellent job with my wedding flowers, couldn't have been happier! Lee was great to work with, and everything was beautiful. They made sure I loved everything at my pre-wedding appointment. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.1/5.0
I chose Scarlet Petal because I feel like they were the only ones who truly understood my modern vision for the wedding flowers. They came up with the centerpiece ideas – which I loved since I didn’t have a lot of ideas. The girl we worked with the entire time left the company a month or so before our wedding so we didn’t have anyone we knew that came to our wedding. The owner was helpful and responsive to my questions, but when the actual day came, I was disappointed with the size of a few of the items. When I voiced my concern about one of the items, I was issued a refund without even asking for it. They handled everything well and had great ideas, but for what I paid I think I could have gotten a lot more for my money.
I chose Scarlet Petal because I feel like they were the only ones who truly understood my modern vision for the wedding Read more...
I chose Scarlet Petal because I feel like they were the only ones who truly understood my modern vision for the wedding flowers. They came up with the centerpiece ideas – which I loved since I didn’t have a lot of ideas. The girl we worked with the entire time left the company a month or so before our wedding so we didn’t have anyone we knew that came to our wedding. The owner was helpful and responsive to my questions, but when the actual day came, I was disappointed with the size of a few of the items. When I voiced my concern about one of the items, I was issued a refund without even asking for it. They handled everything well and had great ideas, but for what I paid I think I could have gotten a lot more for my money. Read less
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k
Wedding:
5/12/2009
1.3/5.0
I WILL NOT RECOMMEND SCARLET PETAL - AT ALL. I was EXTREMELY disappointed by them. Shame on them!!! Learn from my experience with them and stay away from them!

- We spent almost $6,000 and didn't even get a mock up of our bouquets and centerpieces or adequate meetings.

- Our 1 big meeting was very short and abrupt and interrupted by Esther's personal phone calls. Ugh....

- The bouts were ridiculous and were not quality enough that most actually didn't last to the reception. Who wants that?

- Speaking of bouts, they forgot one. What "florist" forgets a bout?

- The centerpieces we received were about 25% of the size we paid for.

- After showing images and drawing a picture of the place card table, Scarlet Petal still didn't get it. Our place card table was a joke and we were very upset that the first thing guests saw entering the reception was 1 of many Scarlet Petal's goof ups.

- When I told them of my various problems (these were just some of them)...they didn't care. Grrrreeeat.


I am a pretty easy going and happy gal. Scarlet Petal makes me FURIOUS and ticked us off so much that I felt the need to write about my awful experience with them.

There are A LOT of good florists in Chicago. I would not recommend Scarlet Petal. Scarlet Petal, fyi, the customer is always right. I think it would be best if you take a Business 101 course and learn how to better treat your GOOD CUSTOMERS and learn Business etiquette. You did not deserve my money!!

We were ripped off - you get little and very little quality for what you pay at Scarlet Petal. GO ELSEWHERE!

(I noticed this comment deleted before, which makes me wonder if "someone or some business is deleting negative comments. hmmmm.)
I WILL NOT RECOMMEND SCARLET PETAL - AT ALL. I was EXTREMELY disappointed by them. Shame on them!!! Learn from my Read more...
I WILL NOT RECOMMEND SCARLET PETAL - AT ALL. I was EXTREMELY disappointed by them. Shame on them!!! Learn from my experience with them and stay away from them!

- We spent almost $6,000 and didn't even get a mock up of our bouquets and centerpieces or adequate meetings.

- Our 1 big meeting was very short and abrupt and interrupted by Esther's personal phone calls. Ugh....

- The bouts were ridiculous and were not quality enough that most actually didn't last to the reception. Who wants that?

- Speaking of bouts, they forgot one. What "florist" forgets a bout?

- The centerpieces we received were about 25% of the size we paid for.

- After showing images and drawing a picture of the place card table, Scarlet Petal still didn't get it. Our place card table was a joke and we were very upset that the first thing guests saw entering the reception was 1 of many Scarlet Petal's goof ups.

- When I told them of my various problems (these were just some of them)...they didn't care. Grrrreeeat.


I am a pretty easy going and happy gal. Scarlet Petal makes me FURIOUS and ticked us off so much that I felt the need to write about my awful experience with them.

There are A LOT of good florists in Chicago. I would not recommend Scarlet Petal. Scarlet Petal, fyi, the customer is always right. I think it would be best if you take a Business 101 course and learn how to better treat your GOOD CUSTOMERS and learn Business etiquette. You did not deserve my money!!

We were ripped off - you get little and very little quality for what you pay at Scarlet Petal. GO ELSEWHERE!

(I noticed this comment deleted before, which makes me wonder if "someone or some business is deleting negative comments. hmmmm.) Read less
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