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Stems

Pine Meadow , CT
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PO Box 23
Pine Meadow, CT US 06061 (map)

PHONE

860-490-1444

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ABOUT US

We are a small team of designers specializing in Wedding and Event floral artistry. Wherever you choose to have your celebration STEMS designers will compliment the beauty of your... Read more
We are a small team of designers specializing in Wedding and Event floral artistry. Wherever you choose to have your celebration STEMS designers will compliment the beauty of your surroundings. Using a variety of flowers, branches, fruits and unusual foliage, as well as, rich fabrics, candles, eclectic pots and vases we create distinct and innovative arrangements. Not only do we strive to create unusual designs but we take time to listen to your inspirations and design styles as well. Because we love what we do we take care to limit the number of events giving us the time to work with you to make your special event a thoughtful presentation that will be remembered and enjoyed by all. Please take a moment to look at our portfolio and call to set up a complimentry consultation 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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rachelysia
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Carey was amazing from start to finish. After a rough start (and end) with a different florist, Stems was recommended to us so I reached out asap. I wanted to do a lot of DIY for the containers and Carey was totally open to it. We talked about the floral arrangements and I just mentioned a few flowers I liked and sent a couple (hundred) pictures of stuff I thought looked pretty and told Carey to just run with it, I thought it would be more fun if she had creative freedom. And boy was I right! Our arrangements were absolutely stunning. I had glittered some mason jars and after we dropped them off before the wedding she even glittered some of her own containers to fit in!
Carey really went above and beyond I cannot stop gushing about how thrilled we were about the flowers, it really tied the whole venue together and look awesome in the pictures.
Anyone looking for a super talented florist instead of those run-of-the-mill bouquet factories, Stems is your florist!!
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Sabrina
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Carey did an amazing job with the flowers for my outdoor wedding and indoor reception. It was completely over and above anything I could have expected. I knew what kinds of colors and a few flowers I wanted, but then totally relied on her for design, other flower suggestions, and suggestions for how to make the indoor reception room really look like a paradise of gorgeous flowers - and she did! I also had to work with Carey from a distance because I live in California and was getting married in Connecticut, but she was great at emailing and even met with my parents to go over some details, since I couldn't.

At the wedding itself, Carey created the most gorgeous trellis for the outdoor ceremony that I have ever seen. The inn where we were married even took pictures of it and put it on their main website to highlight the beauty of this fall wedding at their location.

Thank you, Carey! I cannot say enough good things about how wonderful you were to work with. Our pictures turned out spectacular, and much of it was due to the ambiance you provided with truly original and beautiful flower arrangements!
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Sabrina
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Carey from STEMS provided the most gorgeous wedding flowers for my outdoor wedding and my indoor reception. We had the wedding in Connecticut in the fall with the theme of fall colors, and the flower designs she came up with were beyond imagination. The guests at my reception were even posting her table flower arrangements to Pinterest because they were that gorgeous! Carey was also great to work with, easy to communicate with, very receptive to my ideas, but also had amazing suggestions of her own. My pictures came out beautifully, and I owe a lot of that to Carey and STEMS!
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Stems responded with the following comments:

Thank you!!! I would love to see the photos too :)
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Kacey
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I had pictured what I wanted the flowers for our wedding to look like, but Stems made them even more beautiful than I had imagined. I felt like Carey took the time to really understand what we wanted and we were so happy with the results. Everyone at our wedding kept talking about how beautiful the flowers were.

We also rented our candles from them as well and they looked beautiful with our flowers.

We really couldn't have been happier and I highly recommend Stems.
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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Carolyn
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Stems Floral. This amazing mother-daughter teamis incredible. They listen to your needs and make it work for a price that won't break the bank! The only thing you pay for are flowers; anything they have is yours to use (tree branches, candle containers, etc) Our wedding decor and bridal bouquets couldn't have been more perfect.
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Alison
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Sandy from Stems Flower Design for our wedding flowers in June, 2013. Sandy was very accommodating and worked with me to design the flower arrangements within our price point. She brought great suggestions to my attention and I immediately trusted her judgment regarding the different types of flowers/palettes to use for our wedding theme. Our wedding ceremony was at an Inn in the Berkshires and we wanted a vintage feel to the setting. Sandy created all of the centerpieces for the tables at the reception using mason jars/glass bottles wrapped with burlap and lace. She filled the glassware with loose bouquets of seasonal flowers in shades of orange, peach and pink. Many people commented on the beautiful centerpieces. We could not have asked for more beautiful flowers for our wedding!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had such trust in Carey's vision for our wedding, I didn't even stress!! I knew everything would be beautiful, and she surpassed all expectations. The wedding had to be moved under a large tent because of rain, and the arrangements around us were perfect. The table-scapes were perfect: simple, elegant, short so people could talk, with pops of red roses on every table (a nod to our 'exchanging of roses' element during our ceremony). The BEST was the arrangements on our welcome/table # number table - she created different size/height of arrangements that worked perfectly! Carey is truly and artist and will create the vision you desire. THANKS CAREY!!
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Brenda
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
The first thing I said to Carey when I met her was that I didn't care about flowers, and I was not going to be the girl who gushed about them. She took that well, and then asked me what my non floral vision was. She listened to what I thought would work and then offered her insight and expertise to find a middle ground. 9 months later, I walked into the venue and was blown away by the beauty! The bouquets were exactly as I pictured them, the decor elements were flawless and the ceremony area was simply perfect! I still cannot believe how beautiful the reception looked! Carey was nothing short of a dream to work with, and her creative vision and execution were nothing less than spectacular!
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Stems responded with the following comments:

Thanks B!!
You were awesome to work with and your personality and energy was so refreshing to be around. I really hope the trip to Iceland was awesome and that you guys have a wonderful life together :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Carey and the entire Steams team...they are INCREDIBLE! A hometown friend of mine recommended Stems after her wedding, and I couldn't be more grateful for the recommendation. Carey is truly SO talented! She is professional, timely, flexible, patient, and so sweet. The flowers at my wedding were absolutely INCREDIBLE! People were obsessed and continue to ask, "who was your florist?" Carey's knowledge of the Society Room worked perfectly, as she knew where to place certain arrangements. When I asked for deep, fall colors, I knew they would be beautiful, but not as beautiful as they were! Every single arrangement (and we had a lot) was absolutely perfect and beautiful. As well, Carey designed our chuppah and it was spectacular - I want a permanent one for my apt in NYC :) Last but not least, the value for Carey's work is unbelievable. I cannot thank Carey (and team) enough for the absolutely AMAZING job they did on our flowers and every related decoration. If my sister wasn't getting married in Chicago next year, we would have used her again. I know I will use her for any events I throw in the future! Thanks, Carey :)
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Megan
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Carey and the Stems team left me absolutely speechless (in a great way) on the morning of my wedding. She came highly recommended and because I have a terrible eye I really left my flowers open for Carey's suggestions. I pointed her in a direction of colors and she took it from there and absolutely WOWWED me and my guests. She took the time to go down to my venue (Belle Mer - which is about 1.5 hours from her) to do a mock up for me so we can ensure the colors and the overall look was perfect for our big day. I can't thank her enough. Our arrangements were the most unique florals I have ever seen. The flowers were not just flowers on our wedding day, they really made the ambiance the romantic feel I was dreaming of. She is AMAZING - so so talented!!!!!!!
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Stems responded with the following comments:

Thanks Megan!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful things about Carey based on the floral designs she provided for our wedding. She understood exactly the kind of look we were going for and really went above and beyond in setting up our tables. Although I know Carey is extremely versatile based on photos of other weddings she has done, I didn't want something too formal or girly; I was looking for something really playful and colorful, and she nailed it with wildflowers arranged in small, mismatched glass vases that we collected and provided. The table arrangements were gorgeous, but I think where she really made me smile was with my bouquet, as well as the bouquets of my bridesmaids. I had a custom-made origami paper bouquet made on Etst, which she enhanced perfectly with pops of fresh flowers. For my bridesmaids, she integrated paper fans I'd found on bhldn into a small, bright bundle of fresh flowers as well. I really couldn't be happier, and her prices were incredibly reasonable. On top of the fact that she went above and beyond with my flowers, she's really friendly, responsive, and timely.
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Alexis
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Stems Flowers did an amazing job for my wedding. They were so flexible and willing to accommodate anything I could imagine. Carey was willing to meet with my reception site to get approval for an idea we had about hanging flowers. She also came to both the church and reception hall to do a walk through to envision how and where things would be set up. This is very important. Not all florists take the time to do this with you. On your big day you want to make sure everything will turn out just right so I greately appreciated this. On the day of my wedding the flowers were absolutely beautiful. I received so many compliments on them. The colors were perfect. The arrangments were creative yet elegant. I would recommend using Stems for your wedding or event if you want creative and beautiful flowers.
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Catherine
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Carey of Stems FlowerDesign. Since day one, she was extremely prompt in her responses and capable of doing a lot through email, which was helpful for me. She continued to show extreme professionalism until the end and was willing to go out of her way to make our day special. The bouquets blew my mind the day of as well as the flowers at the reception. It was even MORE beautiful than what I had even imagined. People are STILL talking about our flowers a month later. I will definitely hire her again for any event that needs a florist! Thanks Carey!!!! xo
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Stems responded with the following comments:

Thanks Catherine!! Loved loved your wedding!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough good things about my experience with Stems!!! Carey was so kind to me and understand of what we were looking for - and, she brought our ideas to the next level and BEYOND exceeded our expectations - I literally could not have been more pleased. Carey and her team captured exactly what we were hoping for and truly went above and beyond - its clear that Stems treats their craft and a true art form - which it is! I will always be grateful to Carey and to Stems for all of the help (moving pieces around post-ceremony, pre-reception - on a very very hot day) and most importantly, for being very respectful of our budget while listening to what we wanted. If you are reading this review and still searching for a florist - just stop your search NOW and call Stems!!!!
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Carey was outstanding! She was easy to work with, flexible, and offered fantastic suggestions. I didn't have a clear idea of what I wanted, and Carey took my few ideas and created bouquets and centerpieces that were exactly what I wanted. They were beautiful, and I would highly recommend her! Even my husband (groom), who doesn't typically comment on flowers, said that the centerpieces were the nicest he's ever seen.
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Stems responded with the following comments:

Thanks Sarah!!!! ;)
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Bob & Kate
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Carey, from Stems, did a beautiful job with the flowers for our ceremony & reception! We received so many compliments!
My husband & I love to travel, so we had a travel themed wedding. I gave Carey a few ideas & she did a phenomenal job! It was more than we ever expected. The bouquets for myself & the bridal party were absolutely gorgeous!
We are very happy with our experience with Stems! Would definitely recommend Stems to anyone looking for a florist!
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Stems responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the Review!!!!! It was really fun working with you :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Carey was absolutely wonderful! She was so kind and flexible during the entire process. She was very good at hearing what I wanted and helping me with ideas to play off that vision. The flowers at my wedding were GORGEOUS! I could not be happier with how beautiful everything was. You could tell the time and thoughtfulness she put into each piece. Carey was also great about working with our budget. Working with Carey was fabulous. She is a great professional!
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Stems responded with the following comments:

Thanks Carolyn!!
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Ruth
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Careth at Stems did everything I asked for and more. I didn't know much about flowers and she helped guide me and had great suggestions. Her pricing was very reasonable and the finished product was amazing. I was overjoyed with my flowers on my wedding day!
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Nophoto-130
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Carey is absolutely AMAZING!! The flowers were absolutely gorgeous!! From moment I met Carey, I knew that we were on the same page about the look I was going for. She is truly an artist and goes above and beyond what is asked of her. I gave Carey a few pictures of what I was looking for, the color scheme, the style and she BLEW me away! We got married at the Branford House in Groton, which has a ton of little nooks and crannies throughout the interior of the venue. She provided much more than I was expecting by taking it upon herself to place lanterns, arrangements, bud vases, and scattered flowers to fill every little space in need of an adornment throughout the venue. It was breathtaking! So soft and romantic! I received countless compliments from guests about the flowers and decorations - all thanks to Carey! One of my friends loved the flowers so much she booked Carey the week after my wedding! I recommend her to every engaged bride I meet!
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Stems responded with the following comments:

thanks Stephanie!!
It was so much fun doing your flowers and getting to work with you as well!!
I can't wait to see the photos!!
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ninetenelleven
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Stems recently provided my wife and I with some of the most unbelievable flower arrangements we've ever seen. They worked off of just one photo and one conversation about our quirky and unique style and blew our minds with the end product. They worked with our antique dealer and with unusual items like rocks and shells and various antique containers to achieve a look all our own. You would be crazy not to hire Carey!!!
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Stems responded with the following comments:

Thanks Aaron and Samantha!!!!
We had soooo much fun and I wish you both all the best!
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Deborah
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
BIG, BEAUTIFUL BANG for your BUCK.

I had a relatively small floral budget for my wedding, but you would have never known it! The flowers were so beautiful & there were a lot of them; no skimping here even on a budget! I had different arrangements for the tables at my reception and Carey made each table look so elegant. The overall look was stunning! After a basic idea of what I wanted for the wedding/reception; I left the details to Carey (not something I do easily) & she delivered! I got the colors & the soft look I wanted & none of the stuff I didn't want.

From the pictures I've been able to share with friends who were not at the wedding (not even professional photos, just those taken by guests who were there), everyone has had something to say about how beautiful my flowers were. And they were! Most importantly, my bouquet was just about an exact match to the picture I gave Carey to use as a guide. I was so tickled she got it so right! She got all the small stuff right as well;, the candles, the corsages, the roses used in the tribute to our Mom's, the arrangement @ the Guest Book table, all of it!

And the BIG BONUS, Carey is super easy to work with from start to finish.
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Carol
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
We got Carey's name from a wedding planner who said Carey was amazing...and amazing she was! We were planning for the flowers to be beautiful but they were spectacular. A friend told me they were the prettiest flowers she had ever seen at an event! Carey made the process easy. We met with her and told her our color scheme and she asked questions to determine out needs and was willing to work within our budget! Thanks Carey...now I can tell others you are amazing!
Services Used: Flowers
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Britzby527
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Carey did my wedding on June 18, 2011 and was a very great vendor. I constantly had questions and would email Carey, and within 24 hours I would have a response. I had seen pictures of other weddings she had done online and knew I wanted to work with her. Immediately after meeting her, I knew she would be our florist. She is very kind, but also makes you feel like you have known her for a while. Sometimes, you get people who you feel uncomfortable around, and feel like they are only there to get paid. Carey is the complete opposite --she really listened to me and my ideas and seemed excited to lay out what I had imagined. Our wedding day came and I was shocked and in love with the flowers. We received tons of compliments on our flowers, and I would recommend her and Stems Company to everyone :)
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B
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Carey is amazing! She went above and beyond my highest expectations. When I saw the flowers at my reception, I actually gasped. They were perfect. The vases were perfect and the flowers were perfect. My bouquet was absolutely gorgeous and exactly what I wanted. She is a dream to work with. I have already recommended and I will continue to recommend her.
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Marsha
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Stem Flowers was really great to work with! They understood my vision and enhanced it further with their great knowledge of flowers. Their decoration and arrangement was so beautiful and really set the tone for the wedding. They were also so easy to work with; always available to discuss ideas and completely flexible with working out all the details. It was a really great and satisfying experience to get to work with them! Thank you!
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Carey from Stems provided floral arrangements for our 4/30 wedding. We could not have asked for anything better! From our first meeting, Carey already made us feel more like friends than clients! We had a beach themed wedding and told her a few ideas of what we wanted (more unique than standard flower centerpieces) and she ran with the idea! She even let us buy some of the shells, etc for our centerpieces ourselves to keep costs down AND came to our home to pick them up! We had the most beautiful, unique centerpieces we could have dreamed about. The boutonnieres were amazing - they even had tiny shells in them! And my bouquet and my bridesmaids were absolutely fabulous! She took my favorite flower and created such an amazing bouquet! Since we had our wedding at a more unique setting, where we had to do a lot of the work ourselves, Carey volunteered to help set up additional things that I wanted and stayed to help us clean up! We couldn't have asked for a more caring, talented and creative floral designer!
Services Used: Flowers
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alarose7
Wedding:
11/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I'm still receiving compliments on the flowers!! Carey was super accommodating and able to work within my limited budget! The end product exceeded my expectations! Thank you so much!
Services Used: Flowers
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donasmll
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Stems was absolutely the most professional vendor with regards to unique ideas, flexibility, and being resourceful in adapting to our daughter's specific ideas for her wedding. Their understanding of how stressful a wedding could have become made her wedding a day to remember without any concerns. We have received so many compliments about the floral pieces beginning with the Church arrangements, to the bouquets, and table arrangements. When the opportunity arises again for such an occasion, we will certainly be contacting them once again without any reservations. The Mother/Daughter team is nothing short of FANTASTIC!!!

Donald and Nancy Small
Services Used: Flowers
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BDW1
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend Carey, and her company Stems Flower Design, enough! After meeting with several flower shops for wedding flowers, I was discouraged by their attitude and pricing, and was ready to make centerpieces myself before coming across Carey's website. Planning my wedding from out-of-state, I was hesistant to go with a company I'd found online, but after meeting with Carey I was sold! She was so nice and so professional, and listened to all of my ideas and came up with ways to make them even better. I'd wanted our flowers and centerpieces to be a little different from the usual hum-drum wedding bouquets and colors, and Carey knew exactly what I was looking for! I'm sort of a perfectionist and had high expectations but I have to say, I was just completely blown away when I saw her work on my wedding day!! Our bouquets were nothing short of amazing, and the centerpieces were 10x better than I'd imagined they would be! People could not stop talking about the flowers at our wedding, and a week later, my bouquet still looks almost perfect! Carey is a true artist and professional and I would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone! I sort of want to get married all over again just so we can see more of her amazing work!! (:
Services Used: Flowers
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KM
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend Carey, and her company Stems Flower Design, enough! After meeting with several flower shops for my wedding flowers, I was discouraged by their attitude and pricing, and was ready to make centerpieces myself before coming across Carey's website. Planning my wedding from out-of-state, I was hesistant to go with a company I'd found online, but after meeting with Carey I was sold! She was so nice and so professional, listened to all of my ideas and came up with ways to make them even better! I'd wanted our flowers and centerpieces to be a little different from the usual wedding bouquets and colors I'd seen, and Carey knew exactly what I was looking for! I had high expectations but I have to say, I was just completely blown away when I saw her work on my wedding day!! Our bouquets were nothing short of amazing, and the centerpieces were 10x better than I'd imagined! People could not stop talking about our flowers, and a week later, my bouquet still looked almost perfect! Carey is a true artist and professional and I would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone for their wedding or special event! I wish we could get married all over again just so we could see more of her amazing work!! (:
Services Used: Flowers
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LB
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Carey and her team did such a wonderful job for my September wedding, our guests could not stop complimenting her designs.

I gave Carey some general ideas of what I was interested in: colors, style, and she made it happen beyond my expectations! All flowers and plants (we used some Bear Grass and Wheat Grass to create some very modern pieces) were very fresh, and every arrangement, bouquet and kissing ball was absolutely stunning.

On the day of the wedding, Stems worked with my venue owner to set everything up; I did not need to have a hand in it, and was able to RELAX instead.

The value of product and service STEMS delivers for the price is just outstanding, I will certainly be using them for my next fancy event (now just need to determine what that event will be- 1yr anniversary? )
Services Used: Flowers
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Serenity
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Atmosphere! Stems came into our wedding and created the most wonderful atmosphere you can imagine. The centerpieces on all 12 tables where magnificent. They used tall and short vases with the same flowers and each one was fantastic. When you looked out across the tables it was a sea of color texture and dimension. Absolutely stunning. The bouquets picked up the colors in the table arrangements and the Bride's bouquet was eloquent.
Stems was ez-y to work with, full of inspiration and ideas and made the entire event a pleasure.
Services Used: Flowers
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abarbadoro
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Stems4u provided my family & I with absolutely wonderful services. All of our flowers were incredibly fresh and arranged beautifully. The arrangements were both creative & vibrant and provided a wonderful decor to our wedding. Everyone was very friendly and easy to work with.
Services Used: Flowers
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christytull81
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with the flower arrangements and Ceremony decor for our wedding. Everything was just so beautiful and we highly recommend Stems for any event you are having!!!
Services Used: Flowers
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mpk225
Wedding:
6/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Carey is absolutely amazing at her work with floral bouquets and decor, a true artist. She is enthusiastic, ambitious, really listens to your ideas and she adds even better ones and she is very flexible. She does what you ask her too! My bridal bouquet was what I imagined only so much better. It was Carey's flowers that brought tears to my eyes that day. You won't regretting choosing Carey as your florist, I promise!
Services Used: Flowers
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.1/5.0
Carey was very flexible and open to doing whatever I requested! A pleasure to work with.
Services Used: Flowers
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Karen
Wedding:
6/22/2013
3.4/5.0
I loved our flowers and thought Stems did a wonderful job artistically and creatively. I don't know a lot about flowers and had no idea what I wanted, so I admit I probably needed more hand-holding than other brides. However, we did have a few hiccups along the way in communication, and compared to all other vendors, it was very difficult getting an email response or call back from Carey. If you're a laid back bride and know your vision, I think Carey does awesome work.
Services Used: Flowers
Stems responded with the following comments:

Thanks for taking the time to review us! I have to say we were both a little confused as to what hiccups there were along the way??? We worked with you the entire way including reducing the cost to fit into a very tight budget as well as doing both a site walk through of the reception and ceremony venues. I always responded to every email that you sent and phone calls. We are both really confused by this and a little sad that being easy going was not to your liking? I am sorry the process was not what you anticipated or were expecting.
We both really enjoyed doing the flowers and working with you and hope that you guys have a wonderful marriage!

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