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Wisteria Design Studio, LTD

Minneapolis , MN
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LOCATION

275 Market Street, Suite 50
Minneapolis, MN US 55405 (map)

PHONE

612-332-0633

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ABOUT US

With 30 years experience in the industry, Russell Toscano’s background in theater and visual arts seeded his career in floral design. From Manhattan, NY to Minneapolis, MN, Russell has... Read more
With 30 years experience in the industry, Russell Toscano’s background in theater and visual arts seeded his career in floral design. From Manhattan, NY to Minneapolis, MN, Russell has developed a very recognizable and highly desired style of floral design.

Russell Toscano, owner and Artistic Director of Wisteria Design Studio, is nothing less than local floral royalty- The walls of Wisteria Design Studio are laden with awards and acknowledgements. Whether your tastes run toward elegant or outrageously funky, Toscano and his staff can create distinctive and beautiful floral arrangements that tell your guests you select only the best.'

- MN Bride July 05 Best of 2005 issue 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
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup
What type of decor (if any) do you offer?
<br /> We have a very extensive line of rental items from Aisle candles, to trellises, to large urns, to many different styles of high and low centerpiece fixtures in different styles. We can show you our line of rentals during your complimentary consultation.
Do you provide non-floral additions to floral arrangements?
<br /> We are open to many "non-floral" type accents especially when going for a particular "thematic" look. We try to STEER CLEAR of gimmicky things and use accent touches with class that don't detract from the flowers. Balloons? probably not.
Do you offer full-services, such as wedding day setup, for an additional fee?
<br /> Yes we do. We do not do a "deliver/drop" kind of service...we offer FULL delivery/ set services. Pinning on corsages/ boutonieres etc...decorating the ceremony and reception sites from start to finish. We make sure EVERY detail is perfect and is as we described in our detailed proposal/contract. We always go over and above what we promise. Ask ANY of our past brides. We have a wonderful support staff that helps us set up our larger weddings and events. We lovingly refer to them as "The Dream Team" and they have EARNED that title! Yes, there is an addtional fee for delivery/set. It is 12% of your flower cost. Our end of night pick up cost varies and is dependent on the amount and complexity of the tear down. Most venues will store rentals until Monday for us to pick up for a very modest fee of $50.
If you have not worked at the ceremony or reception sites previously, would you be willing to visit the sites before the event?
<br /> DEFINITELY!!!! We firmly believe that the visuals of the site and our decor should work together. Site visits are always encouraged and are a part of our services.
Do you offer flower preservation services?
<br /> No, we don't, but we are happy to suggest people who do.
Do you offer any other specializations that have not been covered?
<br /> Yes we do. We frequently are asked to help our brides select linens and other related table setting rentals. We are MOST happy to assist and meet at the rental company of their choosing or suggest one. We do this free of charge as a service to our brides.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our flowers were beautiful! Russell was wonderful to work with. Highly recommend!
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Molly MacIntyre
Wedding:
1/10/2014
4.3/5.0
LOVED our flowers. They kept our budget low and helped us stretch to get what we wanted.
They did forget our flowers for our wedding cake and told us "we took them off the final proof" which we didn't... but they promptly brought some other flowers for the cake anyway, so that was a save.
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Russell is simply AMAZING!! I am a very visual person and when I met with Russell he was explaining the center pieces he was going to make for our wedding day. I couldn't quite picture what it was going to look like so I explained that I was a very visual person and BAM before I knew it in 5 min he had two different center pieces that he was going to place on each table the day of our wedding.

He and Sarah are extremely easy to work with and very quick to respond to any email that you write to them in regards to anything that has to do with your proposal. I also sent a picture of how I wanted to honor my Dad who had passed and they did exactly what I wanted!! He brought tears to my eyes on the day of my wedding! The flowers were amazing and I got nothing but wonderful compliments on them.

I would recommend Russell and his team to anyone!! He is very willing to work with your price range as well - whatever you want he will make it happen!!

I can't thank him enough for making my day that much more perfect with the beautiful arrangements he made!

Lauren Erickson
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I met with Russell a few weeks before our wedding to discuss what it was that we were looking for. We had a terrible time articulating things - or so it seemed to us! - and then Russell described back to us what we had attempted to say using adjectives that were perfect, but that we never figured out on our own. He absolutely understood what we were hoping to accomplish. We left the rest up to him (a leap of faith that was hard for both of us Type Aers...). We got everything we hoped for and more. We had the wedding at our home and Russell sent over flowers the day before that had nothing to do with the wedding day; just a "little something to make your home beautiful" for the day of while I was getting ready with my bridesmaids. The whole team was professional and responsive and flexible. Most important, Russell was able to figure out what we wanted without us knowing what we wanted. Fabulous experience working with Wisteria.
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Jenni
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Seriously AMAZING. Russell went above and beyond what we asked of him and our wedding turned out perfect. Months later, all of our guests are still talking about our centerpieces. Russell is so creative and really knows what he is doing so my advice to any bride is to let him work his magic! At my first appointment, I gave him a short description of what we envisioned for our wedding and it was like he read my mind coming up with so many ideas. He is so much fun to work with and is willing to help with anything-he even went to Linen Effects with me to pick out coordinating linens in his free time! It is worth every dime spent and I would recommend him in a heartbeat to any other bride.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
If I could have given Wisteria a 10 out of five I would have. Russell is wonderful to work with. His energy and vision helped make the wedding reception a "one-of-a-Kind". He was generous with his time and his talent. I plan on using this florist whenever possible. Don't hesitate to contact him!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Russell and Sarah of Wisteria were my favorite vendors to work with. Russell has an amazing selection of vases and other vessel options to create really beautiful centerpieces right in his studio which sp helpful in the planning process. Russell's consults with me were always very productive and I found I could always trust his ideas and opinions. He is highly creative and really knows how to pick flowers to fit my budget and to last a full day. He is clearly a flower expert. The day of set up was perfect. Wisteria went above and beyond and made my wedding exactly what I had hoped for and more. Thank you, Wisteria!
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Joni
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Russell and his team Sarah and Peter were so much fun to work with. To me the flower planing is a territory that you need to have total trust in the person designing the flowers. I am an Interior Designer so I already had my own very specific ideas. I was helping my daughter plan her wedding and she had a vision she wanted to use feathers. We were not sure because we didn't want it to look like a Vegas Show.Russell was on board immediately! First of all he had the feathers and the gold vases we wanted and immediately had the vision. We also were working with a brand new Venue that we were going to be the first wedding at. Russell went above and beyond and his enthusiasm for our ideas was so reassuring that he would follow through and he did a Fabulous job and it ended up being photographed in MN Bride!
Russell thank you so much !
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
I loved my flowers! And the reception site looked beautiful with the flowers and candles provided. I had brought some candles for our memorial table and they even helped me place them among the rose petals. The only thing that didn't go as planned was the color of the ribbon used for the flower girl bouquets.
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megan
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Russell and his team worked with me from start to finish to create the vision I had of what my "dream wedding" would look like. Not only, did his arrangements meet my expectations, they exceeded them. Russell and his team at Wisteria helped create a landscape of flowers and arrangements so beautiful that it not only took my breath away but, my guests as well!
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Kristin
Wedding:
8/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Russell and the Wisteria team are amazing at their craft - flowers and design!

During the wedding planning process I met with over 5 florists, spoke with several more on the phone, and reviewed about every florist in the Minneapolis/St. Paul MN area online (seriously). Looking back it was a no-brainer to go with Wisteria. I love flowers and wanted that to stand out throughout each part of the day - they listened to what I was thinking, took a look at ideas, and then crafted absolutely gorgeous flowers for the bridal party, a large floral piece for my husband's father who just passed away months earlier, a STUNNING reception, and were so kind and patient throughout the whole process.

One thing I learned during the wedding planning process is that some vendors "care", while the top standout vendors partner with you and make your vision a reality. Russell and his team provided the highest level of customer service and delivered; they seem to truly love what they do, and my husband and I would highly recommend them to anyone that is looking for a wonderful florist and design team!

Kristin and Delaney, Wedding 8/31/2012, Minneapolis/St. Paul MN
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Erika
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Wisteria did an amazing job at our wedding! When we met with Russell and Peter before the wedding, we looked through pictures of arrangements together and showed them some that we liked. We also showed them a picture of our cake and my dress. We talked about what we were looking for, but did not give a lot of detailed direction. I thought I would have time to go back and give more direction later, but time ran out and I decided to leave the details in Wisteria’s hands since they seemed to have an excellent reputation and an amazing eye. The flowers and décor for our wedding were absolutely gorgeous! While we did not give them much direction, I feel like they had a perfect sense for the look we were going for and we wouldn’t have changed a thing! I cannot recommend Wisteria highly enough!
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Ries
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Russell and his team are AMAZING!!!! They capture exactly what you want no matter what your budget. His team was top notch, professional and their work speaks for itself. The finishing touches they do are like no others. They really complete ever look and make sure your day is so very special. We love love love them! Thank you Wisteria for making all our dreams come true. xoxo
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Erika
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
We were so pleased with Wisteria Design Studio! From the moment we met Russell we knew he was a true artist, and felt that he would deliver what we wanted for my daughter's wedding! He created a dream bouquet for the Bride!!! just what my daughter had asked for!
From the bouquets, to table arrangements, to boutonnières, you could see a true artist at work! I can't say enough about how happy we were with the Wisteria design studio. Thank you Russell and your team so much... we loved everything!!!

Athena S. Persen
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Erika
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved Wisteria Design! Before I had met Russel and his team, I had booked another florist. After speaking with Russel, I knew I wanted to switch florists ... and I am so glad I did! My wedding bouquet and centerpieces looked absolutletly beautiful!

More than having wonderful flowers, I really enjoyed meeting Wisteria Design team... they are awesome! I have recommended Wisteria to all of my engaged friends and will continue to do so.

-Erika S.
Minneapolis, MN
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Kelsey
Wedding:
11/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't imagine going anywhere else for flowers for our wedding. From my flowers to the centerpieces, they were abolustely amazing. Russell and everyone at Wisteria were amazing to work with. I would highly recommend them to anyone!!
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SallyAbrams
Wedding:
10/23/2011
5.0/5.0
The flowers and decor were stunning! Russell was a dream to work with- a total professional, creative yet respectful of our budget. He clicked immediately with the bride, groom and parents, able to grasp our vision and make it a reality. Great sense of humor too, and an easygoing presence on site the day of the wedding. I would use him again in a heartbeat!
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cssegal
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
We fully enjoyed our experience working with Wisteria. Everything was far beond what we had wished for. Russell is wonderfully creative and a joy to work with. We would definately recomend him to anybody!
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Lauri
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
This was the easiest and best part of my wedding. I felt very comfortable letting Russell know what flowers I like and what I don't and then letting his creativity flow. Wisteria did an amazing job, beyond my wildest dreams. The room at the reception had a fabulous smell and look. Many of my guests commented how beautiful and fragrant the flowers were. I did not have to worry about any aspect and I felt at ease knowing of all things that could go wrong...this was not going to be the thing that will go wrong and I was not let down. I visited three other florists before picking Wisteria and I did not regret the choice I made. They love what they do at Wisteria and it shows, creative and professional.
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goGLOW
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I contacted Russell at Wisteria first thing as soon as I got engaged. I had been admiring his work in other weddings that I saw in magazines and online so I knew he was THE best. Once you meet Russell you understand quickly how passionate he is about his craft. He is a genius! I sent him a couple pictures of things that I like and he designed my entire decor! Flowers, linens, candles....everything! He gave me the "ultimate" wedding I never even knew was possible! Once you meet Russell and see his work you will fall in love! *Look for his work in the upcoming MSP Weddings Magazine 'Real Weddings' section, Spring 2012 - our wedding is in it!
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ABuchholz
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be happier with how our flowers turned out! Russell and crew did a fabulous job accommodating to our wants and made the flowers look good with the other decorations we had. I didn't have much experience with flowers so I brought in several inspiration photos and we were so pleased with how all the bouqets and centerpieces turned out! I'd definitly recommend this vendor to any bride looking for a fun and stress-free floral experience!
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MMDLR
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.7/5.0
Wisteria's work is amazing, and we were so lucky to have them for our wedding. They do a great job of coming up with creative ideas. We had our wedding at the Mpls Depot, which is a popular venue, but Russell designed something that made our wedding feel unique. We ended up spending more than we had planned, but I do believe the quality and originality of their designs are worth the extra. Because I was planning from far, I had a little bit of a difficult time visualizing the arrangements, and the only thing I would have liked to see that I didn't was a bit more of an attempt to preview what they were thinking. They do have a lot of pictures on the site, but you have to put a good amount of trust since you don't see mockups, etc. However, everything was more beautiful than I could have imagined, so I was very, very happy in the end!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Wisteria went above and beyond! They are passionate about floral design and you won't be disappointed. I could not imagine using another florist. Worth every penny. Thank you Wisteria for making our day absolutely perfect!
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tasha
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Russell and his team were fabulous! They listened and tailored their input to my style and worked within my budget. I could not have asked for a better florist with an outstanding vision!
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epennie
Wedding:
7/16/2011
3.5/5.0
If you decide to use Wistseria, you may rest assured that your flowers will be stunning.

I really liked them because I didn't know precisely what I wanted for flowers (I had only a vague idea of color scheme and had absolutley no clue with regards to individual plants) and they were able to take my hazy and imprecise descriptions and turn it into somthing I loved. It was their ability to do this that made the cost of their services worth it to me.
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LKT
Wedding:
7/3/2011
4.8/5.0
Russell and his staff were great to work with - I gave him a few thoughts about what I would like, and Russell took it from there. He was also very cognizant of our budget and figured out ways to get the best outcome for the price.
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Megan
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Russell, Misty and the Wisteria Design staff made our wedding day perfection and the most beautiful design we've ever seen! They not only went above and beyond our expectations, but left a small element of surprise for the big day, as they added their personal touch to the ballroom and Cathedral grounds! Russell ensured that the colors were a perfect match, that they reflected a bright, summery theme, and were an amazing background design for every photo op! Thank you to everyone from Wisteria, for making our wedding planning simple and organized, and for fulfilling all of our ideas about the flowers that I love so much! You truely take into consideration the personality, and desires that your clients have for their wedding design. If you're unsure of color themes, or flower groups to use, Russell will take care of it and incorporate all of your ideas! Thanks again! Scott and Megan, June 11, 2011 Cathedral of St. Paul, The Minikahda Club- Minneapolis, MN.
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Heather
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Wisteria did a wonderful job. Russell was amazing to work with and got my style right on when I met with him. The flowers for our ceremony and reception through Wisteria and we couldn't have been happier, everything was above and beyond what we expected and my bouquet was so beautiful!!!
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Wisteria did a wonderful job! Russell was amazing to work with and the whole team communicated with me for every detail just to make sure everything went smoothly. I loved the ceremony, the reception, and loved my bouquet! Thank you so much!
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MrsH2Os
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.8/5.0
Russell & his team are great to work with. They take care of all the little details and allow you to use your own vases/glassware if needed.

I used him as a referral from my sister, who's wedding was 4 years before mine. Our family got the same excellent service the second time around.
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yayee24
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.4/5.0
We met with Russell with few ideas and he created some beautiful centerpieces, bouquets and bouoinnieres. He was very flexible with incorporating those ideas we did bring in. A few months before the wedding, I met with him again and asked that we change our order (we ended up spending much more than we budgeted on and this was an area we could cut back on), which he was also flexible and professional with. He again created some alternative arrangements for us, very beautiful and we were able to lower our cost for flowers. They were incredibly helpful the day of the ceremony and set up our reception site and ceremony site with little help from us.
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Mary
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Totally worth it. Gorgeous bouquets, plus their service was really friendly!
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J.HaSpa
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.9/5.0
They were great - we didn't do centerpieces or anything elaborate, and they worked with us and our budget and I just loved the unique bouquets they created!
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Angie
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Russell and his assistants were so easy to work with. They even made an exception to fit my wedding into their schedule since he had done my sister's wedding a few years back. He's so talented and knows his business! One of my favorite vendors!!
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Kate
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.8/5.0
Russel was amazing and really helped us make decisions. Everything was gorgeous!
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CS14
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Wisteria was absolutely wonderful to work with. Organized, detail-oriented, and most importantly... unbelievably talented! The flowers for my wedding turned out gorgeous. Russell and his team did a fabulous job of bringing my vision to life. I'd recommend them any day of the week!
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toohot831
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for some one with vision and who is truly going to make your day blow your mind, then Russell and Wisteria Design Studio, LTD are the ones to turn to! From beginning to end it was an amazing time working with Russell and the rest of his team!
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Alyssa
Wedding:
8/28/2010
1.9/5.0
Wisteria is an excellant place to use for flowers/decor. Their quality is superb, and they are very creative. They lack in the customer service aspect. They are a bit condesending and they aren't very good at listening to their customers. They make it seem like they are used to dealing with very large budgets and when smaller budgets (like 4K - which in my opinion is not that small) comes around their treatment just wasn't stellar. If they could improve their customer service and listening skills, they would likely be the best floral/decor design studio in town.
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cynthia
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
The flowers exceeded our expectations! I loved the fact we were able to use the flowers at more then one event over the weekend, the Grooms Dinner, Breck Chapel and the at the reception. Russell and all the staff at Wisteria were wonderful to work with, and fulfilled the Bride and Groom's every wish.
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rammy
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
We visited a bunch of flower shops, and Wisteria was the best. They're pricey, mind you, but totally worth it! Personalized service, plus they've got incredible style. Really worked with me, to make sure I was happy. A+
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shari
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Russell at Wisteria is extremely talented and if you allow him to do his thing after giving initial direction he will do amazing things for you. Trust him. He's the best!
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blueizz0
Wedding:
8/13/2010
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Wisteria and Russell! He was able to listen to my ideas on the color of flowers and the feel I wanted to have at my ceremony and reception and transform it into something so incredibly beautiful! In addition to Russell's amazing talent with flowers, he included other touches including crystal candle sticks that just made it feel so romantic. Based on Russell's past work and my interactions with him, I knew I could leave things in his hands and that he would not disappoint. I could not have asked for more on my wedding day and I know all of my guests thought the flowers and decor were amazing!
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Jaymmers
Wedding:
7/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Wisteria did a wonderful job with listening to my vision and making it a reality and keeping it within my budget. They were more than helpful when I had questions and responded quickly. I would recommend them to anyone looking for flowers for any occasion especially weddings!
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Joe
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Great job...everything was perfect!
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sfenton76
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.7/5.0
Russell and the team were extremely helpful. I had a very specific budget to work against, and Russell came up with a plan that worked beautifully. The final product was more than I could have wished for. Everything was just lovely.
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schroeder011
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Russell & his team are fabulous!!!
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Kniblet
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Russell said the flowers would be "fabulous". They were BEYOND fabulous. To this day, people are still raving about the head table flowers. It was beyond anything that I could have imagined. Worth every single penny! And the staff at Wisteria is great to work with!
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kbowlds
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I had an absolutely amazing experience with Wisteria Design Studio. My entire wedding would not have been the same if I had not used Wisteria Flowers. Russell was able to take my thoughts and put it into something so beautiful! I would definitely recommend using Wisteria!
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steph
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.5/5.0
I loved working with Wisteria and Russel, I loved my flowers and would not have gone another way. I am recommending Wisteria to anyone who is looking for a florist.
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aheine
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.7/5.0
Russell was great at taking our vision and coming up with ideas for the right flower combinations to complete the overall look and feel of our wedding. He and his staff are very professional and the quality of the flowers was excellent. I recommend bringing magazine clippings and photos to your consultation as this helped us to communicate very what we were trying to achieve. Russell is a very kind and talented man. I would recommend him to any and all brides to be in the Minneapolis area.
Services Used: Flowers
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Susan
Wedding:
1/22/2010
4.7/5.0
Russell with Wisteria is an incredible artist. I did not have a specific idea of what I was looking for in my floral decor. I brought in a few photos that I liked to show Russell and he developed so many wonderful ideas from it - making the design my own, not just a copy of the photo. He is extremely creative and worked hard to stay in my budget. I would recommend Wisteria to anyone looking for a florist.
Services Used: Flowers
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Clarebear424
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Wisteria provided exceptionally beautiful flowers for my wedding. They were very flexible with my budget and worked with me to make my vision come to life. Any changes that needed to be made were taken care of immeadiately and I could not be happier with the results!
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Words cannot even describe how incredible Wisteria Design studio is to work with. From their amazing designs, to their accomodating staff, to their wonderful personalities, Wisteria made picking out flowers for my wedding fun and exciting. I was an out of state bride and planning my flowers/decor with Wisteria was completely stress free. I just told Russell the theme I was going for, sent a couple photos over the internet, and he added some great suggestions. When I opened the door to my reception venue I honestly had tears in my eyes. Not only did Wisteria exceed my expectations, they made our venue look absolutely breathtaking and beautiful. I cannot thank Wisteria enough for their incredible work and I highly recommend them to anyone.
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Wisteria Design Studio, LTD responded with the following comments:

OMG Kelly you are SO kind...thank you SO much for being so easy to work with. I loved the way the whites and greens played against the tones of the reception hall...wise choice! :)

My best to you both!!
Thanks
Russell
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
The bouquets were beautiful, and we got many compliments on them. Very reliable and knowledgeable staff.
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Quinn
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Russell and Wisteria blew me away with how amazing my wedding day flower arrangements were. The flowers made the wedding. They lit up the room and set the perfect mood for the evening. I love that Russell listened to what I wanted during my consultation but also didn't give me a literal, expected, boring translation of what I asked for. Instead, he took what I said and made it even better, giving the flowers an element of surprise when I saw them. He's a true talent. He's so creative and cool and he gets it. All you have to do is tell him where you're having your wedding and he will understand what the event needs to make it look spectacular. His level of taste suits a picky bride like myself. Everything was perfect and I received so many compliments on how awesome and unique the flowers were. They fit my personality and the party perfectly.
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Wisteria Design Studio, LTD responded with the following comments:

WOW Quinn....THANK you!! for such an awesome review.....JUST got the pics online yesterday, you guys looked GREAT...wonderful photography too. Glad that the flowers were such a hit with you and your guests! (this is my favorite part of this job! *smile*)

have a great life together!

Russell
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aarthichad
Wedding:
10/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Russell was absolutely incredible to work with. He had such a vision once I told him about the color scheme and cultural influences, and he just brought our church and reception hall to life with color and creativity. He was so easy to work with, kind, and extremely flexible when we wanted to change a few things in the estimate. I have never seen flowers like his before, and I imagine that I will never see flowers like that again.
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Wisteria Design Studio, LTD responded with the following comments:

Daer Monica nd Chad

What an AWESOME opportunity it was to create flowers for this beautiful cross cultural wedding. The beauty that you BROUGHT to the wedding...your thoughts, choices, your hardworking MOM!....the great things she and your Dad brought back from India made my job SO much easier and certainly more delightful! Can't wait to see the photos!!

My best to you both always
Russell
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JVStevens
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
The work that Russell and his team did for our wedding was absolutely a highlight of the day!! I�m unable to count how many compliments we received on the flowers and the look of the entire event. One great moment was when we got a sneak peek at the ballroom before our guests were seated. We were stunned � it was absolutely breathtaking!

What�s great about Russell and his team: You can feel completely at ease giving loose guidelines as to what you�re looking for in your flowers and then let them run with it. That�s what we did, and our expectations were entirely exceeded. Their taste, creatively and ability to stay true to a budget will amaze you.

One last thing: Not only is their work stellar, but they�re so much fun! Although we didn�t need to talk with them very often during the planning stages, we wanted to. They made an occasionally stressful time nothing but enjoyable and exciting.
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Wisteria Design Studio, LTD responded with the following comments:

First of all THANK you so much for this GREAT review...you are so kind Jessica. We do pride ourselves on not only being good designers but also FUN people to work with...at least we try!! :) So glad this all worked out for you both and that the evening was evevn more magical than you imagined. THAT'S the best pay I can take home!!! :)

Have a wonderful life together and don't be strangers!
Russell
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Quincy12!
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Russell and the Wisteria team are definitely the way to go! The creativity and vision Russell has is amazing. I never in a million years would have dreamt my wedding would end up looking the way it did, but I wouldn't change any of it for a second! I trusted Russell to just sort of go with it and make it amazing and he did, above and beyond! I had held myself together through the morning getting ready and during the ceremony, but when we walked into the reception venue, before the guests, to see what he had done - it took my breath away - and for the first real time that day - I cried. It was the most beautiful room I'd ever seen, and we knew he made it just for us. He really tunes into who you are and what you want and always delivers.

They are always available and take pride in their work and want it to be just as spectular as you do. Russell even came with me to my appointment with the linens company - just so we could coordinate everything and tie it all together. I can't tell you how many people are still asking me about the flowers and who did them, and how gorgeous everything was.

Russell was more than "the florist" - he was almost like your own personal wedding planner and friend throughout the whole process! My wedding day was the best day of my life, so far - and I do owe a lot of that to Russell and Wisteria!

Thank you, thank you!!
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Wisteria Design Studio, LTD responded with the following comments:

OH my OH my!!!!!! WHAT a wedding this was!!!!! Both you AND your Mom were AWESOME to work with all the way through tis greaat experience. I was so glad I could assist in helping design the WHOLE look...not just the flowers....WHAT a difference that makes! I just got some great photos from the dear Wendy Woods who was so kind to also take pics of you and me Tina!! :) What a great day! ...and many thanks to my awesome staff for making it happen!

hugs to you and Bern!

Russell
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brookiewow
Wedding:
8/29/2009
3.7/5.0
I came in with some idea of what I wanted, but very open, and Russell was very easy to work with and incorporated my ideas into something fabulous.

The flowers didn't look as fresh as they could have (the edges looked a little withered), and some fell off the bouquets.

We were also told there would be greenery on the reception tables along with roses, and there wasn't any greenery (just roses). I had also been told the people who delivered the roses would help pin the flowers onto the groomsmen and the ushers, but they didn't.

Overall, I was pretty happy with the flowers, but it wasn't as promised.
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Wisteria Design Studio, LTD responded with the following comments:

Wow Brooke!...I am VERY surprised to hear that there was any problem with the rose bouquets. I know that we purposely blow the roses way open for presentation purposes, but I have never had petals fall before.
ALL these roses were bought FRESH and just for your wedding. (I think what you're interpreting as a little "withered" was the garden rose varieties we used that tend to have that "antique-y" look...but I'm still puzzled by any petal droppage..Ouch!)
Unfortunately, live product being what it is, the little buggers don't always behave the way we wish they would. I'm so sorry

Regarding the pinning on....when we offered to do that at the specified time for photo call, we were told that the groomsmen/ ushers weren't dressed, so we asked the church lady if she would and she said yes. We thought that was taken care of
At the reception we were greeted by more tables than was agreed upon in your proposal/ contract, but we flowered them with roses and rosepetals anyway and I chose not to charge you for that...as my treat.

We then noticed this very large, very empty head table that looked so so bare. We decided rather than taking the extra roses back to the studio, to shred them all into petals and line the front of the head table. Again, this was on us. I hope it added some pizzaz to the table

We always try to give more than is arranged for in any wedding as our little way of saying "Thank you for booking with us!" I hope the little extras can be our way of saying..."sorry for the lack of greenery" on the guest tables. Our apologies for that omission.....

Thank you for your review and your honesty. I hope I was able to shed some light on certain issues and apologize for any shortcomings. That just is not our style

;Best wishes to you and Jeremy
Russell
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Beth
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Wisteria was great to work with and the flowers turned out amazing, better then I could imagine!
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Wisteria Design Studio, LTD responded with the following comments:

Thank you SO much Beth.....it was a great pleasure working with you and your family to help create this special day!

Best regards to you both!!
Russell and the Wisteria team
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The MN Bride
Wedding:
8/1/2009
4.8/5.0
Overall our experience with Wisteria was wonderful. Everything turned out beautifully and just as we had hoped for. Russell is very creative and was able to create the unique, vibrant, contemporary look we wanted without much input from us. The flowers were gorgeous and fresh, and we got endless compliments on them from our guests. My only minor compliant is Wisteria is a bit slow in responding to emails (which was the easiest way for me to communicate since I worked full-time and went to school part-time during the planning process). On a couple of occasions I had to follow-up a second time before getting a response. However, it was a minor annoyance and in the end every last detail and request of mine was attended to.
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Lindsey
Wedding:
7/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Russell & Sam are AMAZING TO WORK with! I told them what I was looking for and when the day came I was literally dropped to my knees! Beautiful- Russell is a TRUE ARTIST! Trust them with your wedding you will not regret it! Another great service was that they contacted me each week/month when needed. I didn't need to call to remind them or keep on them. They treat your wedding like it is their own.
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Wisteria Design Studio, LTD responded with the following comments:

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Lindsey...you are so so sweet...THANK you for these kind words. I was so very happy with the look of your wedding flowers and this review is succh a great tribute to what we at Wisteria are all about....."the very best in flowers" (and service too!) :)

Many years of happiness to you both!

Russell and the Wisteria team
p.s. Sam has moved to Chicago...we miss him!
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Amily
Wedding:
7/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Working with Wisteria was one of the most wonderful parts of our wedding planning process. I told them what I wanted on our initial meeting and never had to worry about it again. When I decided 3 days before the wedding that I needed rose petals and a runner at the wedding they were quick to accomodate and took all of my stress away.

Wisteria worked with my Wedding Planner and did not bother me with little details. The day of my wedding went so smoothly. Wisteria showed up - said hello - and got right to work. Everybody was so pleasant and the flowers were gorgeous. More than anything I ever could have imagined. Thank you Wisteria - you made my day unforgettable.
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Wisteria Design Studio, LTD responded with the following comments:

As I go through the awesome memories of my wonderful brides and their weddings.... I can't help but recall so very vividly the gorgeous giant arbor of white roses and hydrangeas that you were married under....and at night....outdoors..bluish lighting...mmmmmmm was MAGIC!!!!!!
Amily, many many thanks to you and your hubby, your family, and Erin from "Mother of the Bride" for allowing us to do what we do best....create Floral MAGIC!
and many thanks to "Olive Juice" photography for their gorgeous work......now we have lifelong images of that special day!!

Have a great happy life together!
Russell and Team Wisteria
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csullivan
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
my experience with wisteria design was nothing but fantastic. i went in for help with my wedding. i did not have any ideas of what i was looking for (some ideas of what i did not want) and within 5 minutes russell was sketching and creating the most beautiful designs. without knowning at all what i wanted, he was able to do exactly my style and made me feel so comfortable. it was worth every penny knowning i would not have to even think or worry about anything when it came to the flowers. we knew we were in good hands. sure enough...the wedding came and wisteria design went above and beyond my expectations. they did such a wonderful job with the set up (and there was a lot of it!). we still to this day have people commenting on our arrangements. these were not flower arrangements...these were art pieces.
Services Used: Flowers
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/27/2009
4.8/5.0
I booked Wisteria about 10 months in advance and it was one of the best decisions I made. When I met with Russell I honestly had no idea what I wanted. I had a color scheme, but nothing set in stone. He started throwing out ideas and and recommendations based on our venue and the overall 'feel' of our wedding. He paints a very beautiful picture and because the consultations take place in his studio he show you specific flowers and setups you might like.

We received our proposal within 10 days of our consultation. Sam, the business manager, was easy to work with, responded promptly and was very amenable to changes. We only had one instance where an e-mail wasn't responded to, but a follow up by myself was quickly addressed. We also truly appreciate their flexibility. We had a wedding party rearrangement about 6-8 weeks out and they took care of it within a couple days and presented us with an updated proposal and detailed discussion of billing changes.

The day of the wedding was fabulous! They showed up on time, set up EVERYTHING and the flowers were gorgeous! I had so many positive comments from guests that they have never seen such beautiful wedding flowers. When I look at my pictures, its one of things I love the most.

We arranged for our Day of Coordinator to clean up the supplies and return them to Wisteria the week after the wedding. Again, a fabulous decision because we didn't have to worry about a thing!

Wisteria was a fantastic decision and they deserve every accolade they receive from MN Bride. Their prices are on the higher end, but the product is unmatched! I would book them again in a heartbeat.
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ckbanna
Wedding:
6/13/2009
4.8/5.0
We loved working with Sam and Russell. They were fun to talk to and were very professional and do unique work. I loved that the flowers I needed before the wedding were delivered straight to my door so my wedding day went smoothly as planned. The flowers at the reception site were just amazing and made the room. Wisteria's unique candelabras for our center pieces really sold us and the candles looked great in the reception site at night. The bridesmaid's bouquets were a brilliant pink and were nice and huge like I wanted them! I also loved that on the wedding day itself, I did not have to do anything or worry about the flowers at all. My only criticism is that the bridal bouquet for myself didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped and described. Nonetheless, we are so glad that we paid the extra money to go with Wisteria and loved their work. I would highly recommend them!
Services Used: Flowers
Wisteria Design Studio, LTD responded with the following comments:

Hey Cassie and Stefan

Thank you SO much for the great review. I went back and looked at your proposal and our meeting notes and since yourr bouquet was a very simple choice of roses, spray roses, and hypericum, I'm a little puzzled at what I did that was different from what you expected.....actually, I'm kinda sad because I always pride myself in taking great care and attention to the bridal bouquet more than anything in the wedding! The only thing I can remember was that the green spray roses we got were a little paler green than I am used to seeing...was that it??
Hope you and Stefan are well and enjoying married life.

btw I just LOVED all the personal touches you guys put into your wedding. It made it all THAT much more special!!!
Take care and be happy
Russell
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Julia
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Working with Russell and his team was nothing short of AMAZING. If you are looking for a true professional and someone who is unbelievably talented in his craft, Russell is your man.
I loved the fact that I could work directly with the visionary himself and utilize his infinite knowledge and experience.
I had a very particular vision of what I wanted for our wedding day and met with Russell several times to refine that vision. Not only is Russell extremely easy to work with and full of amazing ideas, he also has a huge personality and a great sense of humor.
Russell's creativity and ideas are fresh, original, innovative and modern. If you want something that's not your run-of-the-mill typical floral arrangement, Wisteria is your place.
The flowers that Wisteria uses are nothing but the BEST! And, what you will see on your wedding day as your venue is transformed and revealed will make your jaw drop.
If you have high expectations and desire nothing but the best quality and product, you don?t need to look any further; you won't find it with any other floral vendor.

Thank you for making our wedding flowers so lush and stunningly beautiful; our guests were fighting over who would get to take the centerpieces home, and subsequently, how they were going to be transported due to their enormous size ? exactly what I wanted! LOL! Thank you, Russell for being so accommodating and professional, and for making my vision a reality!

Julia (and Kenny)
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Wisteria Design Studio, LTD responded with the following comments:

Dear Julia and Kenny

How can I thank you enough for this beautiful tribute to the thing I life I love to do most......beautiful flowers!!! The fact that the both of you were amazingly in touch with what you wanted and were a pleasure to work with ALL the way through the process made the entire experience THAT much better!
on your wedding day I was like a kid showing off his latest crayon drawing to his folks.....I could not WAIT until I gave you your bouquet and until I had the extreme pleasure of escorting you to the ceremony and reception space to see your reactions. I get shivers now just thinking of it!

It is folks like YOU that make this time consuming, often back breaking but gloriously wonderful job PAY OFF in spades!!

My best wishes to you both for a wonderful life together!
please keep in touch!

Russell and the "dream team" of Wisteria :)
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Julie
Wedding:
5/29/2009
4.2/5.0
Russel and Sam with the team at Wisteria Design made my wedding dreams come true with flowers more beautiful than I could have dreamed or imagined!! They were great to work with and were able to make last minute adjustments for our needs, they are also very personable and make you feel like your wedding is the only event they are creating! They exceeded my expectations and I would recommend them in a heartbeat!
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Erin
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Russell, Sam and all the Wisteria staff did an extraordinary job with all aspects of planning, organizing, designing and set up of flowers & decor for our wedding day. They were great to work with and always very responsive. It was such a good feeling to know we were in such good (and creative) hands. The flowers turned out AMAZING (even more so than I could have ever imagined) and we still have guests talking about the arrangments a month later! I would recommend Wisteria Design to anyone without any hesitation.
Services Used: Flowers
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Meredith
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
The flowers, arrangements, tables - everything was beyond belief. My only sorrow was that we couldn't use all the flowers again the following day. The beautiful arrangements on the pews were so lovely. I was overwhelmed with the beauty of the day.
Services Used: Flowers
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RKK
Wedding:
1/24/2009
5.0/5.0
I don't know how he does it, but I have seen Russell create the most outrageous and gorgeous floral displays. There was no question that he was the one I needed to do my wedding. I had a vision and he made it come to life! My bouquets could not have been more elegant, yet unique. Thank you Wisteria!
Services Used: Flowers
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Melissa
Wedding:
12/13/2008
5.0/5.0
They were absolutely the most incredible people to work with - we could not have had a more amazing experience. LOVE the Wisteria folks and will recommend them to anyone and everyone!
Services Used: Flowers
Wisteria Design Studio, LTD responded with the following comments:

Dearest Melissa and Danny

There is not dequate space and time to thank you AND your ever supportive and wonderful family for choosing wisteria to do your wedding flowers and decor.
It is not often that I get a chance to "flex my floral muscles" to the extent that i was allowed, no...ENCOURAGED to do as I needed to do in order to produce a wedding as elaborate and gorgeous as yours was. The pictures in the current issue of Minnesota Bride only scratch the surface of the intricacy and detail of this "winter wonderland"

Melissa.....my dear friend...THANK YOU sooooo much for all your input and vision that you expressed all the way through this process. I want to also thank you for finding that point where you knew it was time to "Let Go" and let us finish what we had laid the foundation for together.

Your wedding day and all its beautiful splendor will forever be in my memory as one of the TOP weddings in my 28 years of doing this.

My thanks and best wishes to you Melissa, Danny, and your folks Andrew and Marcy. What kind and wonderful people you all are!!

Russell
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dlucas
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Words can't describe what amazing work Russell, Sam and crew do. From the moment I met the team, they were creative, courteous, fun-loving, and detail-oriented. I wanted a lot of floral at my wedding, and the Wisteria crew came up with the most detailed proposal reflecting my taste and their creative designs. When I saw the actual arrangements they did at my wedding, it literally took my breath away. Sam and Russell even went above and beyond what was in the proposal and made special touches throughout the venue - something every brides hopes that all her vendors do. Wisteria actually does this! To this day, people tell me how much they loved the floral at the wedding, and it was all thanks to the Wisteria crew. I love working with Sam and Russell so much that I have recommended them to ALL of my friends who are getting married or throwing other events. I plan on using them again in the future for other special occasions because I trust their creativity and solid business practices. I'm so grateful to Wisteria for making my wedding day that much more special!

Wisteria also designed floral arrangements for a bridal shower that I recently hosted, and they were exquisite! I simply told them a little bit about the event, and they designed four incredible arrangements that stole the show. Whether it's a big or small event, the Wisteria crew ALWAYS delivers the best. Thank you Wisteria for being a vendor I know I can always rely on!
Services Used: Flowers
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pam
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
outstanding company to work with & we would recommend them anytime! GREAT to work with, knowledgeable, great ideas; we can't say enough great things about Russell.
Services Used: Flowers
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Leslie
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Wisteria Design was wonderful to work with. Our flowers turned out better than we could have ever expected. People are still talking about how gorgeous all of the arrangements were!
Services Used: Flowers
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Katie
Wedding:
11/2/2007
5.0/5.0
They were all very kind and creative individuals. Their floral arrangements were , and are fabulous!!! Russell took what we wanted and made it his project, and our reality. Thank you for a wonderful presentation on our wedding day!
Services Used: Flowers
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Anne
Wedding:
9/14/2007
5.0/5.0
Russell and his staff were fabulous!!
We loved our flowers and decor for the wedding. From the first meeting up to the wedding day, every detail was coordinated and prepared perfectly. Top notch quality, responsiveness, professionalism and flexibility (due to some last minute changes on our part). Wisteria's passion and love for what they do truly shows. I would highly recommend Wisteria for anyone's wedding.
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