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Steven Bruce Design

Stone Ridge , NY
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PO Box 517
Stone Ridge, NY 12484 US (map)

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845-687-8777

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ABOUT US

Steven Bruce Design (SBD) is a floral design company that believes in moving the floral standard forward by creating unique, elegant and one-of-a-kind designs. SBD has served a wide... Read more
Steven Bruce Design (SBD) is a floral design company that believes in moving the floral standard forward by creating unique, elegant and one-of-a-kind designs. SBD has served a wide range of clients, including restaurants, museums, department stores, caterers, event planners, corporations, businesses, individuals, weddings, and historic sites.

The principals of SBD, Steve & Melissa work closely with their clients to ensure that all their events are handled with the highest professional standards. They are comfortable working with a wide range of budgets and providing our clients with the most innovative floral designs.

A Little Uptown – Vera Wang (in-store floral designers), Bloomberg LLP (in-house events), Morgan Stanley, Jo Malone and Issey Miyake (Madison Avenue boutiques), San Domenico restaurant, New Leaf Café, The Guggenheim Museum, and Lincoln Center (opening night dinners for the New York Film Festival Premieres: Good Night and Good Luck, The Queen, The Darjeeling Limited and The Class). The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s spring Galas 2006 honoring Jessica Lange and 2008 honoring Meryl Streep.

A Little Downtown- Mercer Kitchen, Chanterelle, Cipriani, June Kelly Gallery, Dean & Deluca, NBC/Bravo and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Weddings at: The Puck Building, Tribeca Rooftop, Sky Studios, X-Change, and Penthouse 15.

A Little All Around- The Pump Room (Chicago), Museum of Contemporary Art ( Los Angeles), Saks Fifth Avenue (Los Angeles, Chicago),Woodstock Film Festival, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the Vanderbilt and Wilderstein Mansions ( Hudson Valley NY), Mile Marker 88 (Islamorada Florida Key).

SBD styles weddings and events in the New York Metro area, Hudson Valley and the Hamptons. We are available for destination weddings and events, rehearsal dinners, showers, Bar/Bat Mitvahs,unique gifts, private homes, instruction in floral design, installations, green and alternative weddings and more… Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
3.0/5.0
Although, the end result of their flowers was magnificent, getting there was extremely difficult. This is a married couple that does the flowers. The husband, Steven, was excellent but their communication with each other was poor. We would end up telling Steven what we like and then the next week or two later, his wife Melissa would ask us the same questions as if we never even talked to her husband about it. In the end, we had no clue what they were going to do for us which caused a bit of anxiety. However, their flowers were magnificent. If you feel like you can deal with the not knowing and poor communication, knowing that in the end the flowers would be gorgeous, then use them. Hard to say if we would use them again.
Although, the end result of their flowers was magnificent, getting there was extremely difficult. This is a married couple Read more...
Although, the end result of their flowers was magnificent, getting there was extremely difficult. This is a married couple that does the flowers. The husband, Steven, was excellent but their communication with each other was poor. We would end up telling Steven what we like and then the next week or two later, his wife Melissa would ask us the same questions as if we never even talked to her husband about it. In the end, we had no clue what they were going to do for us which caused a bit of anxiety. However, their flowers were magnificent. If you feel like you can deal with the not knowing and poor communication, knowing that in the end the flowers would be gorgeous, then use them. Hard to say if we would use them again. Read less
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Arielle
Wedding:
7/27/2014
4.0/5.0
I knew immediately upon looking at photos of other weddings Steven Bruce and his wife, Melissa, had done, that I needed to have them as our florist. The design far exceeded my imagination and everything was just stunning. Everything was done in such a creative, unique, and artful way. Every little detail was perfect and exquisite and it was even better than what I imagined.
I knew immediately upon looking at photos of other weddings Steven Bruce and his wife, Melissa, had done, that I needed to Read more...
I knew immediately upon looking at photos of other weddings Steven Bruce and his wife, Melissa, had done, that I needed to have them as our florist. The design far exceeded my imagination and everything was just stunning. Everything was done in such a creative, unique, and artful way. Every little detail was perfect and exquisite and it was even better than what I imagined. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.3/5.0
Steven Bruce Design was the first vendor we booked. After looking over their portfolio on their website and blog, and talking to Steven on the phone for over an hour, we immediately booked. They did great work, were initially responsive and were able to work within our budget. We hit our first bump when we tried to set up a first meeting with them. We booked them around May and it took until March to finally set up a meeting with them. Steve is the creative designer of the business, and Melissa, his wife deals with business and communication. Both are very nice people, but Melissa is not a great communicator. She often doesn't answer back emails in a timely fashion, and forgets what you said a few emails back. While I appreciate they are busy, it's not the most professional. Often she's a bit abrupt in her emails. Again, I want to stress that in person they are both lovely, but they need someone else to take over the business and communication end, as it really is not Melissa's forte. At our first meeting, we talked a lot, and had fun, but I didn't get the sense that we got a lot done. I did really get the feeling that Steve was listening and knew what I wanted. In the months leading up to our wedding, communication got even worse. I was stressed, and Melissa often would take a week or two before responding. We finally set up a second meeting with Steve in May, and got a lot done. Although I like Melissa, meeting with Steve alone was much better. He was focused, didn't try to push his agenda and made us feel at ease. It was a great meeting. At our final meeting, they both were there and were both focused and we got a lot done. When they sent out the final budget and it was a lot more than we first had talked about. We were surprised, but were able to work it out. The day of, Steve arrived on time and my bouquet was absolutely gorgeous. We were very happy with most of the flowers, and they really went above and beyond with many of the elements.
Steven Bruce Design was the first vendor we booked. After looking over their portfolio on their website and blog, and Read more...
Steven Bruce Design was the first vendor we booked. After looking over their portfolio on their website and blog, and talking to Steven on the phone for over an hour, we immediately booked. They did great work, were initially responsive and were able to work within our budget. We hit our first bump when we tried to set up a first meeting with them. We booked them around May and it took until March to finally set up a meeting with them. Steve is the creative designer of the business, and Melissa, his wife deals with business and communication. Both are very nice people, but Melissa is not a great communicator. She often doesn't answer back emails in a timely fashion, and forgets what you said a few emails back. While I appreciate they are busy, it's not the most professional. Often she's a bit abrupt in her emails. Again, I want to stress that in person they are both lovely, but they need someone else to take over the business and communication end, as it really is not Melissa's forte. At our first meeting, we talked a lot, and had fun, but I didn't get the sense that we got a lot done. I did really get the feeling that Steve was listening and knew what I wanted. In the months leading up to our wedding, communication got even worse. I was stressed, and Melissa often would take a week or two before responding. We finally set up a second meeting with Steve in May, and got a lot done. Although I like Melissa, meeting with Steve alone was much better. He was focused, didn't try to push his agenda and made us feel at ease. It was a great meeting. At our final meeting, they both were there and were both focused and we got a lot done. When they sent out the final budget and it was a lot more than we first had talked about. We were surprised, but were able to work it out. The day of, Steve arrived on time and my bouquet was absolutely gorgeous. We were very happy with most of the flowers, and they really went above and beyond with many of the elements. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.0/5.0
This husband and wife duo are crazypants! But they are very talented. It was fun working with Steve & Melissa. Although communicating with them is frustrating. Their response time is slooow. If you are a patient bride I say hire them because their talent and overall product makes up for the lack of communication. My guests loved the flowers and were impressed how fresh they smelled. One gripe I had was, no one knew where the corsages and boutonnieres were. And I think I ended up with my maid of honor's bouquet and she ended up with mine. I wish they told the coordinator at the venue on where everything was before they left.
This husband and wife duo are crazypants! But they are very talented. It was fun working with Steve & Melissa. Although Read more...
This husband and wife duo are crazypants! But they are very talented. It was fun working with Steve & Melissa. Although communicating with them is frustrating. Their response time is slooow. If you are a patient bride I say hire them because their talent and overall product makes up for the lack of communication. My guests loved the flowers and were impressed how fresh they smelled. One gripe I had was, no one knew where the corsages and boutonnieres were. And I think I ended up with my maid of honor's bouquet and she ended up with mine. I wish they told the coordinator at the venue on where everything was before they left. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Steve and Melissa from Steven Bruce design are true artists and expert event designers (also super cool people!). To refer to them as florists- just isn't enough! :) Working with Steve and Melissa was an unbelievable experience- we worked very very closely with them for over a year and the outcome was more than I could have dreamed of. My husband and I really wanted special flowers and a lot of small details- and because of all of the time and effort Melissa and Steve put into our wedding we got even more than what we asked for!! Simply amazing- they went ABOVE and BEYOND on all levels and I strongly recommend using their services for your wedding or event. I am still getting compliments on the flowers at our wedding! They truly are the best in New York!
Steve and Melissa from Steven Bruce design are true artists and expert event designers (also super cool people!). To refer Read more...
Steve and Melissa from Steven Bruce design are true artists and expert event designers (also super cool people!). To refer to them as florists- just isn't enough! :) Working with Steve and Melissa was an unbelievable experience- we worked very very closely with them for over a year and the outcome was more than I could have dreamed of. My husband and I really wanted special flowers and a lot of small details- and because of all of the time and effort Melissa and Steve put into our wedding we got even more than what we asked for!! Simply amazing- they went ABOVE and BEYOND on all levels and I strongly recommend using their services for your wedding or event. I am still getting compliments on the flowers at our wedding! They truly are the best in New York! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/6/2013
4.2/5.0
Beautiful work! SBD did an amazing job with the flowers and decoration for our wedding. I loved my bouquet so much. The end product was really an amazing show of exceptional talent. The communication was a bit frustrating from time to time. We would have to drive up there to meet with them and then sometimes I would leave feeling like we didn’t get much done. It wasn’t too much that you can’t deal with it, and I think it’s definitely worth it for the end product. My communications were always with Melissa, Steve’s wife, and sometimes I was worried about things getting lost along the way. However, everything turned out okay for us.
Beautiful work! SBD did an amazing job with the flowers and decoration for our wedding. I loved my bouquet so much. The Read more...
Beautiful work! SBD did an amazing job with the flowers and decoration for our wedding. I loved my bouquet so much. The end product was really an amazing show of exceptional talent. The communication was a bit frustrating from time to time. We would have to drive up there to meet with them and then sometimes I would leave feeling like we didn’t get much done. It wasn’t too much that you can’t deal with it, and I think it’s definitely worth it for the end product. My communications were always with Melissa, Steve’s wife, and sometimes I was worried about things getting lost along the way. However, everything turned out okay for us. Read less
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Aubrey
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.5/5.0
I want to start by saying that I never imagined that our flowers and displays would have ended up as amazing as they did. They were SPECTACULAR. People went gaga for everything - the centerpieces, bouquets, and the favors/escort table (OH MY GOD). Steve Bruce is in a class of his own and truly one of the most fun and fine people we had the pleasure of working with on our wedding. We hit a few stumbling blocks along the way - mainly in the communication department. Steve and his wife Melissa (who handles most of the business end of things, including communicating back and forth) were at times hard to get in touch with, and a bit forgetful in following up on questions/requests. But once we got together in person, our concerns were washed away. Steve is a creative visionary and I've never met anyone so dedicated to making your wedding the most beautiful and kickass event possible. Whether you're uncertain of what you want or a mega-control freak about your vision, Steve will work with you and deliver! Thanks Steve!!
I want to start by saying that I never imagined that our flowers and displays would have ended up as amazing as they did. Read more...
I want to start by saying that I never imagined that our flowers and displays would have ended up as amazing as they did. They were SPECTACULAR. People went gaga for everything - the centerpieces, bouquets, and the favors/escort table (OH MY GOD). Steve Bruce is in a class of his own and truly one of the most fun and fine people we had the pleasure of working with on our wedding. We hit a few stumbling blocks along the way - mainly in the communication department. Steve and his wife Melissa (who handles most of the business end of things, including communicating back and forth) were at times hard to get in touch with, and a bit forgetful in following up on questions/requests. But once we got together in person, our concerns were washed away. Steve is a creative visionary and I've never met anyone so dedicated to making your wedding the most beautiful and kickass event possible. Whether you're uncertain of what you want or a mega-control freak about your vision, Steve will work with you and deliver! Thanks Steve!! Read less
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Marcy
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.6/5.0
Steven Bruce is in a class by himself. Incredibly creative and visionary. The flowers at the wedding were spectacular! We spent one morning showing Steven pictures of what the bride was looking for and it was interpreted perfectly at the wedding. The flowers were so unique and the containers they were in added to the Vintage, barn wedding theme that the bride and groom wanted. My only complaint was that the containers were so nice but we couldn't take them home as they belonged to Steven. We couldn't leave the beautiful flowers behind after the wedding so we took apart each container and filled glasses with all the flowers....we enjoyed them for a week afterwards and shared with our neighbors. I highly recommend Steven Bruce, you won't be disappointed!
Steven Bruce is in a class by himself. Incredibly creative and visionary. The flowers at the wedding were spectacular! We Read more...
Steven Bruce is in a class by himself. Incredibly creative and visionary. The flowers at the wedding were spectacular! We spent one morning showing Steven pictures of what the bride was looking for and it was interpreted perfectly at the wedding. The flowers were so unique and the containers they were in added to the Vintage, barn wedding theme that the bride and groom wanted. My only complaint was that the containers were so nice but we couldn't take them home as they belonged to Steven. We couldn't leave the beautiful flowers behind after the wedding so we took apart each container and filled glasses with all the flowers....we enjoyed them for a week afterwards and shared with our neighbors. I highly recommend Steven Bruce, you won't be disappointed! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Steve and Melissa are a fun and talented pair to work with. Their style is unmatched by many florists that I researched in the Hudson Valley and I trusted them to use their own imagination to help bring my vision to life. Steve and Melissa were flexible with their time and I was even able to store some of my props with them because they live so close to my venue and I was planning long-distance. It was easy for me to explain what I envisioned for my big day and Steve and Melissa made it not only a reality, but so much more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. Steve made some last-minute decisions about decor (which can be daunting for any bride), but I was not concerned at all because I trusted his good judgment and I can say that I was thrilled to see the results. I can't say enough good things about Steve and Melissa. If you want your wedding to look like something out of a magazine, these are the stylists for you!!
Steve and Melissa are a fun and talented pair to work with. Their style is unmatched by many florists that I researched in Read more...
Steve and Melissa are a fun and talented pair to work with. Their style is unmatched by many florists that I researched in the Hudson Valley and I trusted them to use their own imagination to help bring my vision to life. Steve and Melissa were flexible with their time and I was even able to store some of my props with them because they live so close to my venue and I was planning long-distance. It was easy for me to explain what I envisioned for my big day and Steve and Melissa made it not only a reality, but so much more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. Steve made some last-minute decisions about decor (which can be daunting for any bride), but I was not concerned at all because I trusted his good judgment and I can say that I was thrilled to see the results. I can't say enough good things about Steve and Melissa. If you want your wedding to look like something out of a magazine, these are the stylists for you!! Read less
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Zdog
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Steve and Melissa are a dynamic duo with combined talents that really compliment each other. They made our wedding awesome with flowers perfect for our theme (urban/vintage/country) and venue (Helsinki Hudson). We were limited on space, so the flowers had to stand out without crowding out. Steven Bruce Design delivered. They are truly caring people who take great pride in their work - it's really fun for them, and you can see it in their designs. They did my brothers wedding too. Simply fantastic! Highly recommend.
Steve and Melissa are a dynamic duo with combined talents that really compliment each other. They made our wedding awesome Read more...
Steve and Melissa are a dynamic duo with combined talents that really compliment each other. They made our wedding awesome with flowers perfect for our theme (urban/vintage/country) and venue (Helsinki Hudson). We were limited on space, so the flowers had to stand out without crowding out. Steven Bruce Design delivered. They are truly caring people who take great pride in their work - it's really fun for them, and you can see it in their designs. They did my brothers wedding too. Simply fantastic! Highly recommend. Read less
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