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Swenson & Silacci Flowers

Monterey , CA

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Monterey, CA US

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Nelli
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.9/5.0
Our wedding was planned in 6 weeks and I called the florist about two weeks before our wedding and they were able to put together such beautiful flowers! The bridal bouquets turned out the same way they were on the picture. Thank you :)
Our wedding was planned in 6 weeks and I called the florist about two weeks before our wedding and they were able to put Read more...
Our wedding was planned in 6 weeks and I called the florist about two weeks before our wedding and they were able to put together such beautiful flowers! The bridal bouquets turned out the same way they were on the picture. Thank you :) Read less
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Alana
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
After a pretty bad experience with another local florist, I wandered into Swenson & Silacci for my wedding flowers. I was nervous about finding a florist who would do something artistic and textured with each of the bouquets. You know, none of that red rose & Swarovski crystal nonsense.

Andrea was - from the outset - brilliant. She walked me through the composition of each bouquet and boutonniere by showing me the actual flowers she'd be using. Then... she did it again when I got nervous about my selection two weeks later. She also never balked when I asked if we could work together to shave some off the final cost. She made few teaks & suggestions and was able to give me a great deal without me feeling embarrassed OR compromising the gorgeous bouquets.

The flowers (billy balls, ranunculus and peonies - oh my!) were gorgeous & in perfect condition when we picked them up.

I can't thank the team enough. You rule!
After a pretty bad experience with another local florist, I wandered into Swenson & Silacci for my wedding flowers. I was Read more...
After a pretty bad experience with another local florist, I wandered into Swenson & Silacci for my wedding flowers. I was nervous about finding a florist who would do something artistic and textured with each of the bouquets. You know, none of that red rose & Swarovski crystal nonsense.

Andrea was - from the outset - brilliant. She walked me through the composition of each bouquet and boutonniere by showing me the actual flowers she'd be using. Then... she did it again when I got nervous about my selection two weeks later. She also never balked when I asked if we could work together to shave some off the final cost. She made few teaks & suggestions and was able to give me a great deal without me feeling embarrassed OR compromising the gorgeous bouquets.

The flowers (billy balls, ranunculus and peonies - oh my!) were gorgeous & in perfect condition when we picked them up.

I can't thank the team enough. You rule! Read less
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Chad & Bethany
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
This place was great. We had a small ceremony and didn't need anything more than a bouquet and boutonniere. This place was reasonably priced and the end product was beautiful.

The bouquet of orange lilies were fresh and beautifully wrapped with a light blue that matched our wedding theme perfectly. And the boutonniere was matched perfect to the bouquet. They delivered them on time to the location of ceremony. It couldn't have worked out better.

Thanks!!!

Chad and Bethany
This place was great. We had a small ceremony and didn't need anything more than a bouquet and boutonniere. This place was Read more...
This place was great. We had a small ceremony and didn't need anything more than a bouquet and boutonniere. This place was reasonably priced and the end product was beautiful.

The bouquet of orange lilies were fresh and beautifully wrapped with a light blue that matched our wedding theme perfectly. And the boutonniere was matched perfect to the bouquet. They delivered them on time to the location of ceremony. It couldn't have worked out better.

Thanks!!!

Chad and Bethany Read less
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Sabrina
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I had a small wedding that I planned from out of town. Andrea at Swenson & Silacci was great to work with. We spoke by phone and corresponded by e-mail. I explained what I had in mind and sent a few photo examples and she was able to easily grasp the concept/feel I wanted and to make some good suggestions. When I needed to add some flowers for the cake even after our order was complete and paid for, it was handled easily and with no problems. Delivery of the cake flowers and our pickup of the wedding flowers went off without a hitch. The flowers all looked beautiful, as did the cake.
I had a small wedding that I planned from out of town. Andrea at Swenson & Silacci was great to work with. We spoke by Read more...
I had a small wedding that I planned from out of town. Andrea at Swenson & Silacci was great to work with. We spoke by phone and corresponded by e-mail. I explained what I had in mind and sent a few photo examples and she was able to easily grasp the concept/feel I wanted and to make some good suggestions. When I needed to add some flowers for the cake even after our order was complete and paid for, it was handled easily and with no problems. Delivery of the cake flowers and our pickup of the wedding flowers went off without a hitch. The flowers all looked beautiful, as did the cake. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Meredith at Swenson and Silacci did an amazing job with the flowers, special requests, last minute changes, and creativity! I was so happy with how they turned out. She is also an incredibly nice person, and when she came to hand-deliver my bouquet the day of the wedding I was so happy to see her! I can't say enough good things about Swenson and Silacci.
Meredith at Swenson and Silacci did an amazing job with the flowers, special requests, last minute changes, and Read more...
Meredith at Swenson and Silacci did an amazing job with the flowers, special requests, last minute changes, and creativity! I was so happy with how they turned out. She is also an incredibly nice person, and when she came to hand-deliver my bouquet the day of the wedding I was so happy to see her! I can't say enough good things about Swenson and Silacci. Read less
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epurdy090411
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Swenson & Silacci was very accomodating and professional. I had planned on using a different florist (up until about a month before my wedding), but when I couldn't get ahold of my original florist for about a week, I decided to cancel the contract. So about a month before my wedding Swenson and Silacci helped me get back on track! Talk about a last minute change in plans! They didn't mind the short notice at all, and even matched (or beat) the prices of the other florist! Very professional and I would highly recommend to all brides!
Swenson & Silacci was very accomodating and professional. I had planned on using a different florist (up until about a Read more...
Swenson & Silacci was very accomodating and professional. I had planned on using a different florist (up until about a month before my wedding), but when I couldn't get ahold of my original florist for about a week, I decided to cancel the contract. So about a month before my wedding Swenson and Silacci helped me get back on track! Talk about a last minute change in plans! They didn't mind the short notice at all, and even matched (or beat) the prices of the other florist! Very professional and I would highly recommend to all brides! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Our floral designer was Cris Vasquez, and he did a fantastic job! We only needed bouquets, boutonnieres, a corsage, one small floral arrangement for the guest book table, and flowers to decorate the cake. But we were still treated as an important customer -- something we noticed is not a given. We had other florists find out we didn't need all the bells and whistles and floral centerpieces and treated us like we were second-tier customers. The price was very reasonable, as well. We had 3 bouquets, 1 small bouquet, 6 boutonnieres, 1 corsage, cake decoration, and the small floral arrangement for under $600 (includes delivery, etc.).

The reason I dropped "Professionalism" to a 4.0 is because I originally started with Toni Gerstein, but then she left the company, which is fine. But they didn't tell me that until I called to make an appointment to meet with her again. Then, I made an appointment to meet with Cris, since I hadn't met him yet, and the day before I was going to meet him, they said he was on vacation. Small issues like this came up, but they did send in the owner, Mark Silacci, to meet with us when Cris couldn't, and he was a fantastic guy.

My Quality of Service rating took a little hit, too, because some small details were missed: the ring bearer was supposed to have a spray-rose boutonniere, since he is only 4, but he got a full-size rose, which was too big for his vest to hold up. It barely lasted the ceremony. Also, the wrap color for my husband and dad's boutonnieres were wrong, though it wasn't a big deal. The cake was decorated with an assortment of colors, instead of just orange roses like we requested. But all of those were small details that only I noticed, so I only docked one star. =)

Overall, a great value, and great people who work there! Highly recommend!
Our floral designer was Cris Vasquez, and he did a fantastic job! We only needed bouquets, boutonnieres, a corsage, one Read more...
Our floral designer was Cris Vasquez, and he did a fantastic job! We only needed bouquets, boutonnieres, a corsage, one small floral arrangement for the guest book table, and flowers to decorate the cake. But we were still treated as an important customer -- something we noticed is not a given. We had other florists find out we didn't need all the bells and whistles and floral centerpieces and treated us like we were second-tier customers. The price was very reasonable, as well. We had 3 bouquets, 1 small bouquet, 6 boutonnieres, 1 corsage, cake decoration, and the small floral arrangement for under $600 (includes delivery, etc.).

The reason I dropped "Professionalism" to a 4.0 is because I originally started with Toni Gerstein, but then she left the company, which is fine. But they didn't tell me that until I called to make an appointment to meet with her again. Then, I made an appointment to meet with Cris, since I hadn't met him yet, and the day before I was going to meet him, they said he was on vacation. Small issues like this came up, but they did send in the owner, Mark Silacci, to meet with us when Cris couldn't, and he was a fantastic guy.

My Quality of Service rating took a little hit, too, because some small details were missed: the ring bearer was supposed to have a spray-rose boutonniere, since he is only 4, but he got a full-size rose, which was too big for his vest to hold up. It barely lasted the ceremony. Also, the wrap color for my husband and dad's boutonnieres were wrong, though it wasn't a big deal. The cake was decorated with an assortment of colors, instead of just orange roses like we requested. But all of those were small details that only I noticed, so I only docked one star. =)

Overall, a great value, and great people who work there! Highly recommend! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I was very satisfied with swenson and silacci. Andrea was great and made my vision come to life. The flowers were perfect and so beautiful. I would definely would recommend.
I was very satisfied with swenson and silacci. Andrea was great and made my vision come to life. The flowers were perfect Read more...
I was very satisfied with swenson and silacci. Andrea was great and made my vision come to life. The flowers were perfect and so beautiful. I would definely would recommend. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/22/2010
2.0/5.0
My experience with Swenson & Silacci started out really well when I was booked with Erik - he was fabulous, understood my needs, and offered helpful suggestions. I chose to work with S&S in large part due to my connection with Erik.
However, prior to my wedding (it's in May), Erik left S&S and I was given to another consultant who I didn't have as much of a connection with. I was a bit disappointed because it was a very difficult decision to go with S&S over another florist I loved just as much.
So, I would like other brides to know that you are contracting with the shop, Swenson & Silacci, and you may not end up with the consultant that you originally met with. If you are fine with that, I think S&S would probably do a good job for you (I ended up going with the other florist I loved, though), but you should just be aware of that fact.
I did request part of my deposit back when cancelling my contract with S&S. It does say it was non-refundable, but I felt that with the change in personnel (I was very clear I wanted Erik during contracting), I should have gotten a portion back. S&S did not agree.
So, I didn't have a bad experience with their flower product because I cancelled before my wedding, but I thought other people should know that you are indeed contracting with the shop, not the consultant.
My experience with Swenson & Silacci started out really well when I was booked with Erik - he was fabulous, understood my Read more...
My experience with Swenson & Silacci started out really well when I was booked with Erik - he was fabulous, understood my needs, and offered helpful suggestions. I chose to work with S&S in large part due to my connection with Erik.
However, prior to my wedding (it's in May), Erik left S&S and I was given to another consultant who I didn't have as much of a connection with. I was a bit disappointed because it was a very difficult decision to go with S&S over another florist I loved just as much.
So, I would like other brides to know that you are contracting with the shop, Swenson & Silacci, and you may not end up with the consultant that you originally met with. If you are fine with that, I think S&S would probably do a good job for you (I ended up going with the other florist I loved, though), but you should just be aware of that fact.
I did request part of my deposit back when cancelling my contract with S&S. It does say it was non-refundable, but I felt that with the change in personnel (I was very clear I wanted Erik during contracting), I should have gotten a portion back. S&S did not agree.
So, I didn't have a bad experience with their flower product because I cancelled before my wedding, but I thought other people should know that you are indeed contracting with the shop, not the consultant. Read less
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Bella
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.8/5.0
I was very satisfied with the service I received by Swenson and Silacci Flowers, they were very helpful in finding the right flowers we wanted. Really patient and easy to talk to, I was glad I used it.
I was very satisfied with the service I received by Swenson and Silacci Flowers, they were very helpful in finding the Read more...
I was very satisfied with the service I received by Swenson and Silacci Flowers, they were very helpful in finding the right flowers we wanted. Really patient and easy to talk to, I was glad I used it. Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.2/5.0
Eric did an amazing job with our flowers. The boquets weren't exactly what we'd discussed (I asked for no greenery, and they contained a few leaves and peppers), but very pretty anyway. The centerpieces were absolutely gorgeous.
Eric did an amazing job with our flowers. The boquets weren't exactly what we'd discussed (I asked for no greenery, and Read more...
Eric did an amazing job with our flowers. The boquets weren't exactly what we'd discussed (I asked for no greenery, and they contained a few leaves and peppers), but very pretty anyway. The centerpieces were absolutely gorgeous. Read less
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Almostmrsjenner
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.6/5.0
Eric did an amazing job with our flowers. The boquets weren't exactly what we'd discussed (I asked for no greenery, and they contained a few leaves and peppers), but very pretty anyway. The centerpieces were absolutely gorgeous.
Eric did an amazing job with our flowers. The boquets weren't exactly what we'd discussed (I asked for no greenery, and Read more...
Eric did an amazing job with our flowers. The boquets weren't exactly what we'd discussed (I asked for no greenery, and they contained a few leaves and peppers), but very pretty anyway. The centerpieces were absolutely gorgeous. Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
5/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Marc and his staff are great. Very detailed and helpful. Cost is reasonable and it looked great!
Marc and his staff are great. Very detailed and helpful. Cost is reasonable and it looked great!
Marc and his staff are great. Very detailed and helpful. Cost is reasonable and it looked great! Read less
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thelastrabbit
Wedding:
7/8/2006
3.8/5.0
We were happy with the flowers and our planner Erick. Eveyrthing turned out just as expected, the bouquet looked exactly like the photo I submitted for reference. They only mistakes were: they forgot to bring flowers for the flower girl but brought these back before the ceremony began & they said we were going to get to keep two trees with flowers from the ceremony but it turned out the trees they brought were made of wire, flowers, and leaves. They made up for that by giving us two fruit trees after the wedding.
We were happy with the flowers and our planner Erick. Eveyrthing turned out just as expected, the bouquet looked exactly Read more...
We were happy with the flowers and our planner Erick. Eveyrthing turned out just as expected, the bouquet looked exactly like the photo I submitted for reference. They only mistakes were: they forgot to bring flowers for the flower girl but brought these back before the ceremony began & they said we were going to get to keep two trees with flowers from the ceremony but it turned out the trees they brought were made of wire, flowers, and leaves. They made up for that by giving us two fruit trees after the wedding. Read less
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russell_nina
Wedding:
1/7/2006
4.6/5.0
The flowers we got from Swenson & Silacci were gorgeous! They were delivered right on time and were exactly how they were supposed to be. We had a set of grandparents drop out at the last minute and instead of making us keep the corsages, they were so flexible and gave us rose petals to add to the tables. I was very impressed by the prices as well. I have used Swenson & Silacci to order flowers for mother's day, friend who just had babies, deaths in the family, etc. since our wedding because I was so pleased!
The flowers we got from Swenson & Silacci were gorgeous! They were delivered right on time and were exactly how they were Read more...
The flowers we got from Swenson & Silacci were gorgeous! They were delivered right on time and were exactly how they were supposed to be. We had a set of grandparents drop out at the last minute and instead of making us keep the corsages, they were so flexible and gave us rose petals to add to the tables. I was very impressed by the prices as well. I have used Swenson & Silacci to order flowers for mother's day, friend who just had babies, deaths in the family, etc. since our wedding because I was so pleased! Read less
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