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Yankee Floral

Waterford , NY
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LOCATION

Waterford, NY US 12188 (map)

PHONE

518-237-1607

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ABOUT US

Diane is the principal designer of Yankee Floral, a custom floral studio catering to upstate New York, the Berkshires, and Southern Vermont. She grows many of her own flowers on her... Read more
Diane is the principal designer of Yankee Floral, a custom floral studio catering to upstate New York, the Berkshires, and Southern Vermont. She grows many of her own flowers on her three-acre plot bordering the Mohawk River, and can incorporate fragrant heirloom roses, rare irises, and fresh-picked lilies-of-the-valley into her client's designs as the season permits. An accomplished watercolorist, Diane has been known to create watercolor studies of her bride's bouquet for better interpretation. She brings an artist's sensibility to floral design.

Diane has over 35 years of experience in floral design. She originally directed Yankee Floral Shoppe as a full-service floral boutique serving the southern New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Wilmington areas. Both a scientist and artist, Diane’s experience ranges from work in the petroleum industry, to convention planning, to floral design instruction. Diane holds a B.A. from Rowan University in Earth Science. Her graduate undertakings have been in Geology, Environmental Science, Horticulture, and Floral Design at University of New Hampshire, Rowan University, and Rutgers. She has been involved in prize-winning consultation work for both the Philadelphia Flower Show and Philadelphia Home Show. One of her most notable works occured in 1998. Her sculptural entry in the Philadelphia Flower Show resulted in the award of "high honors" and was the pictured feature in the New York Times for the show.

Currently, Diane exhibits her watercolors in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Diane's varied experiences as an environmentalist, geologist, and artist have developed into a keen sensibility to discern individual taste and key components of current trends. Her clients have included notable artists, art museum directors, corporate interior decorators, five-star bed and breakfast owners, and numerous charities. She specializes in customizing her designs to a wide range of budgets and welcomes requests for the unusual. Read less
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INFO FOR FLOWERS

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

REVIEWS

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Jen
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Diane at Yankee Floral was simply AMAZING!!!! We were referred to her by friends and we couldn't have been happier! When we first met with her, she was able to pick up our personalities and what we liked after just a short conversation. Diane's attention to detail surpassed anything we could have dreamed of. She was very conscious of our budget, which was extremely helpful. She emailed with any changes and was very accommodating. When Diane delivered the flowers, I was completely floored by the beauty and detail. After jumping up and down, I was completely speechless!! The ballroom with our centerpieces was simply beautiful as well. We really can't say enough about Yankee Floral.....THANK YOU DIANE!
Diane at Yankee Floral was simply AMAZING!!!! We were referred to her by friends and we couldn't have been happier! When Read more...
Diane at Yankee Floral was simply AMAZING!!!! We were referred to her by friends and we couldn't have been happier! When we first met with her, she was able to pick up our personalities and what we liked after just a short conversation. Diane's attention to detail surpassed anything we could have dreamed of. She was very conscious of our budget, which was extremely helpful. She emailed with any changes and was very accommodating. When Diane delivered the flowers, I was completely floored by the beauty and detail. After jumping up and down, I was completely speechless!! The ballroom with our centerpieces was simply beautiful as well. We really can't say enough about Yankee Floral.....THANK YOU DIANE! Read less
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Miranda
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have been happier with my entire experience with Diane at Yankee Floral! She was absolutely amazing the entire time. My flowers came out better then i could have dreamed. They were so beautiful and well put together. I love my bouquet and my bridesmaids bouquets they were the best. She even went out of her way to put floral arrangements on the stage for the ceremony and they too were beautiful! If your getting married and you want custom flowers that everyone will love i suggest you talk to Diane! My flowers were enjoyed by not only me but everyone at our wedding. Thanks again Diane if i ever need flowers again for any reason I'm going to call you first!
I couldn't have been happier with my entire experience with Diane at Yankee Floral! She was absolutely amazing the entire Read more...
I couldn't have been happier with my entire experience with Diane at Yankee Floral! She was absolutely amazing the entire time. My flowers came out better then i could have dreamed. They were so beautiful and well put together. I love my bouquet and my bridesmaids bouquets they were the best. She even went out of her way to put floral arrangements on the stage for the ceremony and they too were beautiful! If your getting married and you want custom flowers that everyone will love i suggest you talk to Diane! My flowers were enjoyed by not only me but everyone at our wedding. Thanks again Diane if i ever need flowers again for any reason I'm going to call you first! Read less
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Yankee Floral responded with the following comments:

When I envisioned my events florist business relocated to Upstate NY, it was with just such a purpose. I am very happy this year to have such delightful, genuinely beautiful people. Miranda, you are one of the sweetest people I have come across in my profession. Thank YOU for choosing me!
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Erin
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Diane couldn't have been any more helpful and accommodating than she was! She was friendly, responsive, flexible and enthusiastic. She helped me bring my vision to life! The flowers she provided me for my bouqet were perfect, the flowers she helped me come up with for my reception were equally perfect, and the flowers for the bridal party were flawless. I would recommend Diane if you are looking for a florist who is willing to work with you, your vision, and your budget! She is no typical florist, going above and beyond to make your dream day special!!
Diane couldn't have been any more helpful and accommodating than she was! She was friendly, responsive, flexible and Read more...
Diane couldn't have been any more helpful and accommodating than she was! She was friendly, responsive, flexible and enthusiastic. She helped me bring my vision to life! The flowers she provided me for my bouqet were perfect, the flowers she helped me come up with for my reception were equally perfect, and the flowers for the bridal party were flawless. I would recommend Diane if you are looking for a florist who is willing to work with you, your vision, and your budget! She is no typical florist, going above and beyond to make your dream day special!! Read less
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Yankee Floral responded with the following comments:

You were an absolute joy to work with! Every time I look at the picture of your bouquet, I smile!
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Caity
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Diane was absolutely amazing to work with. I don't think I could ever say enough about her that could say just quite how happy we were with her services and the amazing bouquets, center pieces, corsages and boutonnieres she created for our wedding. My wife and I met with her and were very open with what we wanted. We knew some specific flowers and some items that we wanted but with in minutes Diane had pin-pointed exactly what styles of flowers would work best for each of us and she was SPOT ON! She just has this extra "something" that I've never seen before. Diane just KNOWS what is going to be beautiful and how to make everything work. When meeting a person she is able to describe that person's beauty and personality through their bouquet or boutonniere. Upon meeting Diane it was easy to see that the flowers were 1 item that we did not need to stress or worry about one bit, and we never did. Diane worked with us endlessly to provide the perfect flowers for our wedding. Whether you are looking for specific styles of bouquets or something completely different, Diane is willing to create the exact style that you are looking for. There were certain flower pieces that needed to be specific styles or I wanted a specific look and Diane was very awesome at creating that as well. What she creates is beautiful art and I would never, ever use any one else ever again.
Diane was absolutely amazing to work with. I don't think I could ever say enough about her that could say just quite how Read more...
Diane was absolutely amazing to work with. I don't think I could ever say enough about her that could say just quite how happy we were with her services and the amazing bouquets, center pieces, corsages and boutonnieres she created for our wedding. My wife and I met with her and were very open with what we wanted. We knew some specific flowers and some items that we wanted but with in minutes Diane had pin-pointed exactly what styles of flowers would work best for each of us and she was SPOT ON! She just has this extra "something" that I've never seen before. Diane just KNOWS what is going to be beautiful and how to make everything work. When meeting a person she is able to describe that person's beauty and personality through their bouquet or boutonniere. Upon meeting Diane it was easy to see that the flowers were 1 item that we did not need to stress or worry about one bit, and we never did. Diane worked with us endlessly to provide the perfect flowers for our wedding. Whether you are looking for specific styles of bouquets or something completely different, Diane is willing to create the exact style that you are looking for. There were certain flower pieces that needed to be specific styles or I wanted a specific look and Diane was very awesome at creating that as well. What she creates is beautiful art and I would never, ever use any one else ever again. Read less
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Yankee Floral responded with the following comments:

After so many many years of designing weddings (now more than 35), I am still moved to tears at times. Your wedding was something that I will hold dear. I loved every minute of the process working with the two of you. Thank you for such a generous review.
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Heather
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Diane was wonderful and made a stunning bouquet of my dreams for my wedding day! I went into ordering the bouquet for my wedding without knowing just how much planning goes into making the perfect bouquet. I had a basic idea of what I wanted with a cascading sunflower idea and she led me through the process so easily with her pleasant, creative, and caring personality! She really went the extra mile to listen to what I wanted and make sure she had all the details she needed to make a personal one-of-a-kind bouquet for me! I couldn't have loved anything any more to carry down the isle with me that day! Her pricing is very reasonable and you can really feel the passion she has for people and for the art of what she does right when you meet her!
Diane was wonderful and made a stunning bouquet of my dreams for my wedding day! I went into ordering the bouquet for my Read more...
Diane was wonderful and made a stunning bouquet of my dreams for my wedding day! I went into ordering the bouquet for my wedding without knowing just how much planning goes into making the perfect bouquet. I had a basic idea of what I wanted with a cascading sunflower idea and she led me through the process so easily with her pleasant, creative, and caring personality! She really went the extra mile to listen to what I wanted and make sure she had all the details she needed to make a personal one-of-a-kind bouquet for me! I couldn't have loved anything any more to carry down the isle with me that day! Her pricing is very reasonable and you can really feel the passion she has for people and for the art of what she does right when you meet her! Read less
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Yankee Floral responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! It was fun to do something different and lively and YOU!
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Alison
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about Diane and Yankee floral !
My flowers and venue centerpieces looked so gorgeous thanks to her artistic vision. I literally had no idea what I was really looking for in flowers when I started out, Diane sat with me and listened to all the details I had already planned, helped me narrow down what type of look I wanted and was able to keep it under my budget! She never rushed me or acted annoyed that I had no clue about flowers. She was able to create my dream flowers just by listening to me and getting to know me! They were way more beautiful than I ever envisioned. I still get more compliments on my flowers than any other part of my pictures! The quality of the roses was great! The Bouquets and corsages were gorgeous! They were fresh, crisp and beautiful- they not only lasted through the end of the reception, but they were still gorgeous the next day!
Diane is truely the nicest, most professional, easy going vendor out there. Her workmanship is just excellent! She was always accommodating and gave me her full attention whenever it was needed. She will create beautiful floral arrangements and you won’t be disappointed!
I cannot say enough great things about Diane and Yankee floral !
My flowers and venue centerpieces looked so gorgeous Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about Diane and Yankee floral !
My flowers and venue centerpieces looked so gorgeous thanks to her artistic vision. I literally had no idea what I was really looking for in flowers when I started out, Diane sat with me and listened to all the details I had already planned, helped me narrow down what type of look I wanted and was able to keep it under my budget! She never rushed me or acted annoyed that I had no clue about flowers. She was able to create my dream flowers just by listening to me and getting to know me! They were way more beautiful than I ever envisioned. I still get more compliments on my flowers than any other part of my pictures! The quality of the roses was great! The Bouquets and corsages were gorgeous! They were fresh, crisp and beautiful- they not only lasted through the end of the reception, but they were still gorgeous the next day!
Diane is truely the nicest, most professional, easy going vendor out there. Her workmanship is just excellent! She was always accommodating and gave me her full attention whenever it was needed. She will create beautiful floral arrangements and you won’t be disappointed! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Diane is very knowledgeable and talented at what she does. She is always willing to offer suggestions and let you know what would look good or what might look better. With that said, if you have your heart set on something she will do it! Diane was also very good about making amazing centerpieces and bouquets within my budget, while staying with the style I was looking for. I was planning my wedding from several states away, so we communicated over the phone and via e-mail. Not only did she make this process incredibly easy for me but she also was available to just talk about any stressors. Thanks for everything Diane! I couldn't have asked for a better experience or more beautiful flowers!!!!!!!!
Diane is very knowledgeable and talented at what she does. She is always willing to offer suggestions and let you know Read more...
Diane is very knowledgeable and talented at what she does. She is always willing to offer suggestions and let you know what would look good or what might look better. With that said, if you have your heart set on something she will do it! Diane was also very good about making amazing centerpieces and bouquets within my budget, while staying with the style I was looking for. I was planning my wedding from several states away, so we communicated over the phone and via e-mail. Not only did she make this process incredibly easy for me but she also was available to just talk about any stressors. Thanks for everything Diane! I couldn't have asked for a better experience or more beautiful flowers!!!!!!!! Read less
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Lindy
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Diane as a wedding florist. She was such a pleasure to work with. I don't think I would have had the same type of service and attention from a full service shop. From our very first meeting I knew we would get along great and she was able to take my vision and transform it into something truly beautiful on my wedding day! I was so impressed when Diane emailed me a sketch of what she thought the bridesmaids bouquets would look like. That was just a sign of the kind of person she is. She is so dedicated and obviously loves what she does; the end result was proof of this! I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Diane!
I highly recommend Diane as a wedding florist. She was such a pleasure to work with. I don't think I would have had the Read more...
I highly recommend Diane as a wedding florist. She was such a pleasure to work with. I don't think I would have had the same type of service and attention from a full service shop. From our very first meeting I knew we would get along great and she was able to take my vision and transform it into something truly beautiful on my wedding day! I was so impressed when Diane emailed me a sketch of what she thought the bridesmaids bouquets would look like. That was just a sign of the kind of person she is. She is so dedicated and obviously loves what she does; the end result was proof of this! I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Diane! Read less
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Yankee Floral responded with the following comments:

I enjoyed every minute of working with you and Steve. Sometimes, simple and sophisticated is best which resulted in the best possible expression at the Museum of Dance and church. I am always thrilled to use greenery from my yard to give this a unique character. Thank you for sharing your wedding with me!
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JoAnn
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Diane was a pleasure to work with.She visited the reception venue, beforehand, to check out the color scheme in the room and then worked that,along with my color choices into the centerpieces. They were exquisite!
Diane was a pleasure to work with.She visited the reception venue, beforehand, to check out the color scheme in the room Read more...
Diane was a pleasure to work with.She visited the reception venue, beforehand, to check out the color scheme in the room and then worked that,along with my color choices into the centerpieces. They were exquisite! Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I found Yankee Floral by my cousin Audra who got married 6 years ago. The flowers at Audra's wedding are still being talked about from that long ago! Diane is a true artist and you can see that in her work. When I met with Diane she had an instant vision. She takes the time to get to know the couple and what they want for the wedding. She honestly exceeded my expectations. The colors,texture and amount of flowers blew me away. Wherever you looked there were beautiful flowers which all told a story. I am unbelievably happy with the work that Diane did for Kevin and I. I have already recommended her to my friend Ali who is getting married in June and I will continue to recommend her!!
I found Yankee Floral by my cousin Audra who got married 6 years ago. The flowers at Audra's wedding are still being Read more...
I found Yankee Floral by my cousin Audra who got married 6 years ago. The flowers at Audra's wedding are still being talked about from that long ago! Diane is a true artist and you can see that in her work. When I met with Diane she had an instant vision. She takes the time to get to know the couple and what they want for the wedding. She honestly exceeded my expectations. The colors,texture and amount of flowers blew me away. Wherever you looked there were beautiful flowers which all told a story. I am unbelievably happy with the work that Diane did for Kevin and I. I have already recommended her to my friend Ali who is getting married in June and I will continue to recommend her!! Read less
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Regina
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Diane was so great to work with! Absolutely gorgeous flowers! I had originally booked another florist who then lost their floral coordinator and never told me and I was basically out of a florist until I found Diane (through a friend on FB! lol). Luckily she was available, it was only 2 months before the wedding, and she was so good about working with a limited budget. Already last minute, we then had rain in the forecast and she was able to make gorgeous last minute arrangements for the ceremony and cocktail hour (a few days before the wedding), I was so impressed. She was a doll to work with and made me feel completely at ease. I didn't want to be stressed about it so I gave her the freedom to be creative and I was right in trusting her because she did an amazing job! Thank you Diane!
Diane was so great to work with! Absolutely gorgeous flowers! I had originally booked another florist who then lost their Read more...
Diane was so great to work with! Absolutely gorgeous flowers! I had originally booked another florist who then lost their floral coordinator and never told me and I was basically out of a florist until I found Diane (through a friend on FB! lol). Luckily she was available, it was only 2 months before the wedding, and she was so good about working with a limited budget. Already last minute, we then had rain in the forecast and she was able to make gorgeous last minute arrangements for the ceremony and cocktail hour (a few days before the wedding), I was so impressed. She was a doll to work with and made me feel completely at ease. I didn't want to be stressed about it so I gave her the freedom to be creative and I was right in trusting her because she did an amazing job! Thank you Diane! Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Diane Steele of Yankee Floral provided the most beautiful bride, attendants and flower girl bouquets that you could imagine. The quality of the flowers and their vibrant colors drew many compliments from the guests. Diane was easy to work with and very affordable. I would highly recommend Diane to anyone who is seeking flowers for any occasion.
Diane Steele of Yankee Floral provided the most beautiful bride, attendants and flower girl bouquets that you could Read more...
Diane Steele of Yankee Floral provided the most beautiful bride, attendants and flower girl bouquets that you could imagine. The quality of the flowers and their vibrant colors drew many compliments from the guests. Diane was easy to work with and very affordable. I would highly recommend Diane to anyone who is seeking flowers for any occasion. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Diane Steele is an artist. From the very first meeting with her, in her gorgeous home, we knew immediately that we had to have her as part of our wedding team. She has this uncanny and amazingly creative eye for beauty and could sense exactly the styles we were looking for. It wasn't just a wedding to her, it was a fun and enriching experience, to create such great pieces for us. We pretty much gave her free license within minimal guidelines and come wedding day, we got exactly what we wanted and more. The flowers were gorgeous! We were so lucky to have Diane as our florist!!
Diane Steele is an artist. From the very first meeting with her, in her gorgeous home, we knew immediately that we had to Read more...
Diane Steele is an artist. From the very first meeting with her, in her gorgeous home, we knew immediately that we had to have her as part of our wedding team. She has this uncanny and amazingly creative eye for beauty and could sense exactly the styles we were looking for. It wasn't just a wedding to her, it was a fun and enriching experience, to create such great pieces for us. We pretty much gave her free license within minimal guidelines and come wedding day, we got exactly what we wanted and more. The flowers were gorgeous! We were so lucky to have Diane as our florist!! Read less
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Yankee Floral responded with the following comments:

So many wonderful people have crossed my path in the redevelopment of Yankee Floral in NY. I am truly blessed to at 10 years be so very lucky to continue receiving such glowing reviews. This couple (I know who you are) will forever stand out in my mind as their love for one another was so powerful. I wish them every good fortune in life and thank them for being part of the experience.
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Maria
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough nice things about Diane. If you need flowers for your wedding there is no need to shop around, just go with Diane Steele at Yankee Floral.

I first contacted Diane based an a glowing recommendation from a bride that recently got married. At our first meeting we chatted for a few minutes and then Diane had this uncanny ability to read my mind. She knew what I wanted before I did!

On my wedding day, when I first saw your flowers I almost cried!! They were so beautiful. My bouquet was breathtaking as were the bridesmaids bouquets and centerpieces. It was all so much more then I expected. What she does with flowers is truly a work of art and added such elegance and beauty to our wedding. The colors and arrangements were just perfect and it really made our personality shine through. We have gotten so many compliments on the flowers. She was sensitive to my tight budget and found creative ways to make the designs work.

Diane, you were such a pleasure to work with. Matt and I are truly blessed to have had you as part of our wedding day. Thank you again for sharing your talent, passion and enthusiasm about flowers with us. We wish you the best of luck.
I can't say enough nice things about Diane. If you need flowers for your wedding there is no need to shop around, just go Read more...
I can't say enough nice things about Diane. If you need flowers for your wedding there is no need to shop around, just go with Diane Steele at Yankee Floral.

I first contacted Diane based an a glowing recommendation from a bride that recently got married. At our first meeting we chatted for a few minutes and then Diane had this uncanny ability to read my mind. She knew what I wanted before I did!

On my wedding day, when I first saw your flowers I almost cried!! They were so beautiful. My bouquet was breathtaking as were the bridesmaids bouquets and centerpieces. It was all so much more then I expected. What she does with flowers is truly a work of art and added such elegance and beauty to our wedding. The colors and arrangements were just perfect and it really made our personality shine through. We have gotten so many compliments on the flowers. She was sensitive to my tight budget and found creative ways to make the designs work.

Diane, you were such a pleasure to work with. Matt and I are truly blessed to have had you as part of our wedding day. Thank you again for sharing your talent, passion and enthusiasm about flowers with us. We wish you the best of luck. Read less
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Yankee Floral responded with the following comments:

Maria and Matt,
You two are very special people and it was such a genuinely pleasant and loving experience to have worked with you. You were always upbeat even when flowers had to be changed. Your joy at whatever new suggestions that I made is appreciated more than you will ever know.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I could not have been more pleased with a florist. Diane exceeded my expectations about what a florist could, should or will do. From the very beginning, I knew she was the florist for us. First she listened at what our vision was and then she presented her ideas and suggestions. We loved her ideas and from the day she booked her, she was there for us and was available to my many emails, questions and add ons. She provided a beautiful array of bouquets, boutonnieres, tussy mussies, altar arrangements and centerpieces to make it a wedding of my dreams. And more important for anyone getting married, she is very sensitive to your budget and will make it work. I highly recommend you book her before someone else does because she is not just a florist but an artist.
I could not have been more pleased with a florist. Diane exceeded my expectations about what a florist could, should or Read more...
I could not have been more pleased with a florist. Diane exceeded my expectations about what a florist could, should or will do. From the very beginning, I knew she was the florist for us. First she listened at what our vision was and then she presented her ideas and suggestions. We loved her ideas and from the day she booked her, she was there for us and was available to my many emails, questions and add ons. She provided a beautiful array of bouquets, boutonnieres, tussy mussies, altar arrangements and centerpieces to make it a wedding of my dreams. And more important for anyone getting married, she is very sensitive to your budget and will make it work. I highly recommend you book her before someone else does because she is not just a florist but an artist. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Diane knew exactly what I wanted before I did. I was impressed with her ability to just chat with me and determine my likes and dislikes. She was able to stay within our (tight) budget and create beautiful centerpieces, bouquets, corsages, etc. for our wedding. I would recommend Yankee Floral to anyone who is looking for a florist. We received a lot of compliments on our flowers.
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Diane knew exactly what I wanted before I did. I was impressed with her ability to just chat with me and determine my likes and dislikes. She was able to stay within our (tight) budget and create beautiful centerpieces, bouquets, corsages, etc. for our wedding. I would recommend Yankee Floral to anyone who is looking for a florist. We received a lot of compliments on our flowers. Read less
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Jillian & Jay
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Everything was exactly the way I pictured it! Diane did an AMAZING job on the flowers for my wedding! When she first saw me she knew exactly what I had in mind. The centerpieces and bouquets were gorgeous! My husband and I were very impressed. We had so many compliments! I couldn't have picked a better florist!
Everything was exactly the way I pictured it! Diane did an AMAZING job on the flowers for my wedding! When she first saw Read more...
Everything was exactly the way I pictured it! Diane did an AMAZING job on the flowers for my wedding! When she first saw me she knew exactly what I had in mind. The centerpieces and bouquets were gorgeous! My husband and I were very impressed. We had so many compliments! I couldn't have picked a better florist! Read less
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Frau M
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely perfect describes my flowers on my wedding day! Working with Diane was one of the best decisions my husband and I made. Diane understands flowers and combines her knowledge with creativity and style to make the most gorgeous arrangements. All within a fixed budget!!! We were so pleased with every aspect of her services; we recommend her without reservation!
Absolutely perfect describes my flowers on my wedding day! Working with Diane was one of the best decisions my husband and Read more...
Absolutely perfect describes my flowers on my wedding day! Working with Diane was one of the best decisions my husband and I made. Diane understands flowers and combines her knowledge with creativity and style to make the most gorgeous arrangements. All within a fixed budget!!! We were so pleased with every aspect of her services; we recommend her without reservation! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I don't even know how to convey what a absolute pleasure it was to work with Diane. She is a true artist and someone who LOVES what she does. I was grateful to have had her guidance and felt completely confident that she would deliver an amazing finished product. I was not disappointed. The centerpieces, bouquets and boutonnieres were amazing and I received many compliments on them. Thank you so much Diane for all your hard work and for all your help making our day beautiful.
I don't even know how to convey what a absolute pleasure it was to work with Diane. She is a true artist and someone who Read more...
I don't even know how to convey what a absolute pleasure it was to work with Diane. She is a true artist and someone who LOVES what she does. I was grateful to have had her guidance and felt completely confident that she would deliver an amazing finished product. I was not disappointed. The centerpieces, bouquets and boutonnieres were amazing and I received many compliments on them. Thank you so much Diane for all your hard work and for all your help making our day beautiful. Read less
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Meeeghan3
Wedding:
8/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I came to Diane with less than two months until my wedding and she immediately made me feel like I was in good hands. I didn't have a very specific idea of what I wanted and Diane was able to put together some beautiful seasonal flowers for our party. Not only was everything beautiful but my bouquet smelled amazing! I didn't even get a chance to take home a centerpiece because all the guests had snatched them up! Diane kept me updated on what she was able to get for my party and she was very affordable. I highly recommend her!
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I came to Diane with less than two months until my wedding and she immediately made me feel like I was in good hands. I didn't have a very specific idea of what I wanted and Diane was able to put together some beautiful seasonal flowers for our party. Not only was everything beautiful but my bouquet smelled amazing! I didn't even get a chance to take home a centerpiece because all the guests had snatched them up! Diane kept me updated on what she was able to get for my party and she was very affordable. I highly recommend her! Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Diane provided all the flowers for our wedding, and everything was perfect - from the bouquets, to the ceremony arrangements, to the centerpieces, to the mantel decorations... it was all great.

Diane was extremely helpful during the planning process, making lots of great suggestions, and she really understood the look I was going for right away. We got married in Altamont, NY but live in Pittsburgh and she was easy to work with from long distance. She worked with our other vendors as needed and everything came together perfectly without me worrying at all.

I was thoroughly pleased with her service! I wouldn't have changed anything.
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Diane provided all the flowers for our wedding, and everything was perfect - from the bouquets, to the ceremony arrangements, to the centerpieces, to the mantel decorations... it was all great.

Diane was extremely helpful during the planning process, making lots of great suggestions, and she really understood the look I was going for right away. We got married in Altamont, NY but live in Pittsburgh and she was easy to work with from long distance. She worked with our other vendors as needed and everything came together perfectly without me worrying at all.

I was thoroughly pleased with her service! I wouldn't have changed anything. Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Diane did an absolutely amazing job with the flowers for our wedding. From our very first meeting, I knew that she would be our florist! She understood exactly what I had envisioned and offered ideas and advice every step of the way. Diane goes above and beyond and played a huge part in making our day perfect. She custom made the decor for our alter/pergola out of twigs, branches and hydrangea from her yard. It was stunning. On top of it all, Diane offered the best prices (by far) in the area. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing!
Diane did an absolutely amazing job with the flowers for our wedding. From our very first meeting, I knew that she would Read more...
Diane did an absolutely amazing job with the flowers for our wedding. From our very first meeting, I knew that she would be our florist! She understood exactly what I had envisioned and offered ideas and advice every step of the way. Diane goes above and beyond and played a huge part in making our day perfect. She custom made the decor for our alter/pergola out of twigs, branches and hydrangea from her yard. It was stunning. On top of it all, Diane offered the best prices (by far) in the area. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing! Read less
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Yankee Floral responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Hannah for your compliments! It has always been my goal to provide as much of the desired florals as possible. I'm very glad that even though some of the seasonal additions were not available that you found everything suited your needs. You were a great person to work with!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Diane did an amazing job on my flowers for the wedding. as soon as i sat down with her to giver her my ideas she instantly knew what i wanted and how to do this amazing floral arrangment in my budget. she is a pleasure to work with and has an incredible artisit eye with flowers! thank you again diane!!!!!
Diane did an amazing job on my flowers for the wedding. as soon as i sat down with her to giver her my ideas she instantly Read more...
Diane did an amazing job on my flowers for the wedding. as soon as i sat down with her to giver her my ideas she instantly knew what i wanted and how to do this amazing floral arrangment in my budget. she is a pleasure to work with and has an incredible artisit eye with flowers! thank you again diane!!!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Diane was an absolute godsend when it was time for me to look for flowers! She was recommended by a friend of the family and although I had never heard of Yankee Floral I thought it was worth checking out (and I am so glad I did.) Diane has a unique artistic sensibility coupled with an uncanny ability to sense the unique style of each bride. I told her what my vision was for my overall look and theme without any pictures and she was able to give me the guidance as to what type of floral arrangements would be appropriate. She even suggested using candles as centerpieces to be more cost efficient. She cares about her clients happiness and is willing to work with brides on a tight budget (that is part of the reason I was interested). She is also quick to respond to e-mails. She got back to me with in a couple of hours and phone calls were returned on the same day as well. I wound up adding a lot of things on, some last minute and she was able to accommodate every single thing that I asked of her. On my actual wedding day Diane wanted everything to be perfect. She helped put together some of my candle centerpieces without being asked because she was afraid the flowers would not get placed around them in time and she wanted them to be perfect. She even decorated my cake with flowers inside of a cooler to get the job done! When my bouquets and bridesmaids flowers arrived they were even more gorgeous then what I had expected. She upgraded them at no charge fearing that they did not look perfect enough. How many florists would do that? I am extremely pleased with her work and would highly recommend Yankee Floral to any bride.
Diane was an absolute godsend when it was time for me to look for flowers! She was recommended by a friend of the family Read more...
Diane was an absolute godsend when it was time for me to look for flowers! She was recommended by a friend of the family and although I had never heard of Yankee Floral I thought it was worth checking out (and I am so glad I did.) Diane has a unique artistic sensibility coupled with an uncanny ability to sense the unique style of each bride. I told her what my vision was for my overall look and theme without any pictures and she was able to give me the guidance as to what type of floral arrangements would be appropriate. She even suggested using candles as centerpieces to be more cost efficient. She cares about her clients happiness and is willing to work with brides on a tight budget (that is part of the reason I was interested). She is also quick to respond to e-mails. She got back to me with in a couple of hours and phone calls were returned on the same day as well. I wound up adding a lot of things on, some last minute and she was able to accommodate every single thing that I asked of her. On my actual wedding day Diane wanted everything to be perfect. She helped put together some of my candle centerpieces without being asked because she was afraid the flowers would not get placed around them in time and she wanted them to be perfect. She even decorated my cake with flowers inside of a cooler to get the job done! When my bouquets and bridesmaids flowers arrived they were even more gorgeous then what I had expected. She upgraded them at no charge fearing that they did not look perfect enough. How many florists would do that? I am extremely pleased with her work and would highly recommend Yankee Floral to any bride. Read less
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DMazz
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin with my comments.
I wish I could give Diane more than 5 stars! She was absolutely wonderful to work with. She went above and beyond in every single way. Flowers were perfect, absolutely stunning. Diane has such a wonderful creative style and is so knowledgeable. Cost was unbelievable for what we got. She made everything very stress free and absolutely nailed our style right from our first meeting. She was able to be so flexible and pulled all the details together even with my last minute forgetful bride brain!
Future brides would be NUTS to not book Diane.
I cannot say enough good things about her.
Thank you again so very much.
I don't even know where to begin with my comments.
I wish I could give Diane more than 5 stars! She was absolutely Read more...
I don't even know where to begin with my comments.
I wish I could give Diane more than 5 stars! She was absolutely wonderful to work with. She went above and beyond in every single way. Flowers were perfect, absolutely stunning. Diane has such a wonderful creative style and is so knowledgeable. Cost was unbelievable for what we got. She made everything very stress free and absolutely nailed our style right from our first meeting. She was able to be so flexible and pulled all the details together even with my last minute forgetful bride brain!
Future brides would be NUTS to not book Diane.
I cannot say enough good things about her.
Thank you again so very much. Read less
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Yankee Floral responded with the following comments:

It's probably been 10 or more years since I've ventured to the church AFTER the wedding to see a couple. Rob and Danielle are special people and I was delighted to see such joy and beauty. Thank you also for allowing me the opportunity to share in your experience!
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mojojojo1869
Wedding:
8/1/2010
5.0/5.0
A friend of mine referred me to Diane and it was the BEST reference I could have asked for. Prior to meeting with Diane, I had an idea of what I liked but needed guidance as to the details and my actual wedding day. After speaking with my, now husband, and I for an hour or so, she was able to gain strong enough insight on what I enjoyed and where my spirits were. I was so happy when I saw the flowers on our day, I almost cried. I honestly didn't even know what to say. Not to be biased, but out of the numerous weddings I've been to, my bouquet was by far the most eloquent. It was TOTALLY me! She took an idea and ran with it and created a floral masterpiece. I'm not sure how else to describe it! I can't WAIT to refer her to my friends. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. She's energetic, knows her flowers, understands her clients needs, and is a great listener. You can really tell she puts her heart into everything she does. OUTSTANDING!
A friend of mine referred me to Diane and it was the BEST reference I could have asked for. Prior to meeting with Diane, I Read more...
A friend of mine referred me to Diane and it was the BEST reference I could have asked for. Prior to meeting with Diane, I had an idea of what I liked but needed guidance as to the details and my actual wedding day. After speaking with my, now husband, and I for an hour or so, she was able to gain strong enough insight on what I enjoyed and where my spirits were. I was so happy when I saw the flowers on our day, I almost cried. I honestly didn't even know what to say. Not to be biased, but out of the numerous weddings I've been to, my bouquet was by far the most eloquent. It was TOTALLY me! She took an idea and ran with it and created a floral masterpiece. I'm not sure how else to describe it! I can't WAIT to refer her to my friends. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. She's energetic, knows her flowers, understands her clients needs, and is a great listener. You can really tell she puts her heart into everything she does. OUTSTANDING! Read less
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Yankee Floral responded with the following comments:

I've been truly blessed to have such a great group of brides to work with this summer. Jojo you were so full of life and trusting. I wish you all the best!
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hrzogas
Wedding:
7/25/2010
5.0/5.0
We first saw Diane's work at a friend's wedding last summer. The beautiful floral bouquets and centerpiece arrangments were done so well that we knew we would have to see if she would be available for our wedding this past July.

Thankfully Diane was able to work with us on our wedding flowers because we do not believe that any other floral artist would have been able to take our vision of using micro brew bottles in planters and make it into a classy and visually stunning floral centerpiece arrangment! We feared that our container choice would offend, but Diane loved the creativity and took it to a whole other level!!
Diane instinctually knew which flowers to use to make our bottle arragement not only aesthetically pleasing but also conversation-friendly, in that they did not obstruct table views.
The bridal party flowers were also well done and gorgeous!

We loved everything and were so incredibly pleased with how our combined visions merged together to both satisfy the bride and the groom. Thank you so much Diane for giving us such beauty on our most awesome day!
We first saw Diane's work at a friend's wedding last summer. The beautiful floral bouquets and centerpiece arrangments Read more...
We first saw Diane's work at a friend's wedding last summer. The beautiful floral bouquets and centerpiece arrangments were done so well that we knew we would have to see if she would be available for our wedding this past July.

Thankfully Diane was able to work with us on our wedding flowers because we do not believe that any other floral artist would have been able to take our vision of using micro brew bottles in planters and make it into a classy and visually stunning floral centerpiece arrangment! We feared that our container choice would offend, but Diane loved the creativity and took it to a whole other level!!
Diane instinctually knew which flowers to use to make our bottle arragement not only aesthetically pleasing but also conversation-friendly, in that they did not obstruct table views.
The bridal party flowers were also well done and gorgeous!

We loved everything and were so incredibly pleased with how our combined visions merged together to both satisfy the bride and the groom. Thank you so much Diane for giving us such beauty on our most awesome day! Read less
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Yankee Floral responded with the following comments:

Working with these two was a unique experience! I truly appreciate the kind remarks and allowing me to be so free to create centerpieces for the groom was the best! Again, my thanks to you two!
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Allison
Wedding:
7/14/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married in a small ceremony in the Bahamas. A month later, we threw a “wedding celebration,” catered in a local park. I wanted to work with a local florist for the occasion, and Diane came highly recommended by several friends.

When I met with Diane, I explained to her that I wanted to bring the idea of the islands back home with me. I also explained to her that I didn‘t want to go overboard, since it wasn’t a formal reception. I wanted simple centerpieces for the tables, consisting of stargazer lilies and reeds. She had the idea to add in orchids, which gave an elegant touch to the look that I wouldn’t have thought of on my own.

It was like Diane read my mind. She tied everything together from our experience. The flowers were accompanied by vibrant green reeds, as well as other, simple touches she threw in. The vases were weighed down with translucent, blue stones (representing the ocean), and small pebbles and shells to remind us of the shoreline.

When she arrived with the arrangements the day of the celebration, I couldn’t believe my eyes. They were perfect. The colors tied everything together with our other decorations, and the wonderful scent of the lilies filled the air as the breeze gently blew.
When guests arrived, they all commented on how lovely the flowers were. The simple, yet tasteful look complimented the feel of the day. It was exactly what we wanted.

Guests took the flowers home, which stayed in bloom for days after the celebration. Thank you, Diane! Everything was lovely.
My husband and I were married in a small ceremony in the Bahamas. A month later, we threw a “wedding celebration,” catered Read more...
My husband and I were married in a small ceremony in the Bahamas. A month later, we threw a “wedding celebration,” catered in a local park. I wanted to work with a local florist for the occasion, and Diane came highly recommended by several friends.

When I met with Diane, I explained to her that I wanted to bring the idea of the islands back home with me. I also explained to her that I didn‘t want to go overboard, since it wasn’t a formal reception. I wanted simple centerpieces for the tables, consisting of stargazer lilies and reeds. She had the idea to add in orchids, which gave an elegant touch to the look that I wouldn’t have thought of on my own.

It was like Diane read my mind. She tied everything together from our experience. The flowers were accompanied by vibrant green reeds, as well as other, simple touches she threw in. The vases were weighed down with translucent, blue stones (representing the ocean), and small pebbles and shells to remind us of the shoreline.

When she arrived with the arrangements the day of the celebration, I couldn’t believe my eyes. They were perfect. The colors tied everything together with our other decorations, and the wonderful scent of the lilies filled the air as the breeze gently blew.
When guests arrived, they all commented on how lovely the flowers were. The simple, yet tasteful look complimented the feel of the day. It was exactly what we wanted.

Guests took the flowers home, which stayed in bloom for days after the celebration. Thank you, Diane! Everything was lovely. Read less
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vintage
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
The plan to have a small elegant wedding affair started 2 years ago for my wedding anniversary. I spoke to Diane in regard to the day and she embedded my vision and gave me the most beautiful day of my life.

Feather and pearls became a signature bloom for the personal flowers. Diane put a vintage twist on my bridal bouquet by creating a hand-tied spray of mixed calla lilies with pearls and feather . The elegance of all the flowers made it so gorgeous, and the movements of all the bouquets as we were coming down the aisle made it look angelical.

The five bridesmaids and the maid of honor carried matching cascades of calla lilies and orchids, which coordinated beautifully with their gowns and also had feather that coordinate with my bouquet. The color palette extended to the groomsmen and the younger members of the wedding party as well. Two flowers girls carried handmade bouquets made with callas and pearls shape like a ball just like I have requested, which beautifully repeated the shape of the all the warm flowers that graced the pews as they walked down the aisle.

Diane had to quickly improvise and make me a gazebo as there was no stand for the outdoor ceremony. As I walked down the aisle, the warm colors, the shape, the fresh scent of the flowers, and the decor of the gazebo were an unforgettable sight. I felt like I had just arrived to an enchanted garden.

After the ceremony, I took a peek at the ballroom before the guests, and I was speechless. My sweet heart table was decorated with garden style arrangements that sprawled the length of the table, and votives provided a romantic glow among the cake flowers. Each of the 10 guest tables was set with a tall Eiffel Tower vase with tall feather stem creating an arching display over the settings. Diane took the time to create and completed the romantic look by adding crystal papers on the bottom of each vase. The guests were in awe for days after the wedding.

Diane is passionate about her work and it certainly reflects in all her designs. She is warm, professional and goes out of her way to please her customers. She gave me a sense of security every time I discussed the plan with her. My wedding day floral decor was unforgettable, thanks to Diane and Tony. I highly recommend her for wedding or any type of event.

Rose
The plan to have a small elegant wedding affair started 2 years ago for my wedding anniversary. I spoke to Diane in regard Read more...
The plan to have a small elegant wedding affair started 2 years ago for my wedding anniversary. I spoke to Diane in regard to the day and she embedded my vision and gave me the most beautiful day of my life.

Feather and pearls became a signature bloom for the personal flowers. Diane put a vintage twist on my bridal bouquet by creating a hand-tied spray of mixed calla lilies with pearls and feather . The elegance of all the flowers made it so gorgeous, and the movements of all the bouquets as we were coming down the aisle made it look angelical.

The five bridesmaids and the maid of honor carried matching cascades of calla lilies and orchids, which coordinated beautifully with their gowns and also had feather that coordinate with my bouquet. The color palette extended to the groomsmen and the younger members of the wedding party as well. Two flowers girls carried handmade bouquets made with callas and pearls shape like a ball just like I have requested, which beautifully repeated the shape of the all the warm flowers that graced the pews as they walked down the aisle.

Diane had to quickly improvise and make me a gazebo as there was no stand for the outdoor ceremony. As I walked down the aisle, the warm colors, the shape, the fresh scent of the flowers, and the decor of the gazebo were an unforgettable sight. I felt like I had just arrived to an enchanted garden.

After the ceremony, I took a peek at the ballroom before the guests, and I was speechless. My sweet heart table was decorated with garden style arrangements that sprawled the length of the table, and votives provided a romantic glow among the cake flowers. Each of the 10 guest tables was set with a tall Eiffel Tower vase with tall feather stem creating an arching display over the settings. Diane took the time to create and completed the romantic look by adding crystal papers on the bottom of each vase. The guests were in awe for days after the wedding.

Diane is passionate about her work and it certainly reflects in all her designs. She is warm, professional and goes out of her way to please her customers. She gave me a sense of security every time I discussed the plan with her. My wedding day floral decor was unforgettable, thanks to Diane and Tony. I highly recommend her for wedding or any type of event.

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Yankee Floral responded with the following comments:

Thank you for trusting me with all of it. Your faith in my decisions allowed me to grow as a designer. This will be a wedding I'll talk about for years!
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sarah
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Yankee floral did an amazing job for flowers and decor at my ceremony and reception. They worked within my budget and were very accommodating. Any questions I had about the flowers or overall wedding were answered via email in the same hour. Very knowledgeable and professional, highly recommended.
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Yankee floral did an amazing job for flowers and decor at my ceremony and reception. They worked within my budget and were very accommodating. Any questions I had about the flowers or overall wedding were answered via email in the same hour. Very knowledgeable and professional, highly recommended. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
2/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane is very insightful and has an amazing ability to read her clients. We had a Valentine's Day wedding, and Diane did a wonderful job of cooridinating our flowers with that day in mind, our personalities, and the style of our wedding. Knowing that I wanted to preserve my bouquet, she made sure the colors were ones that
would preserve well and not turn brown during the drying method. The result is a keepsake I love and will forever treasure. Thanks Diane!!
Diane is very insightful and has an amazing ability to read her clients. We had a Valentine's Day wedding, and Diane did a Read more...
Diane is very insightful and has an amazing ability to read her clients. We had a Valentine's Day wedding, and Diane did a wonderful job of cooridinating our flowers with that day in mind, our personalities, and the style of our wedding. Knowing that I wanted to preserve my bouquet, she made sure the colors were ones that
would preserve well and not turn brown during the drying method. The result is a keepsake I love and will forever treasure. Thanks Diane!! Read less
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JHannah
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
My wedding was September 6th and I couldn't have been happier to work with Diane. Until I met Diane, flowers weren't a high priority for my wedding, but once we started talking she changed my mind. We had an outdoor lakeside wedding and upon meeting her for the first time in person, she had a watercolor made that represented the beginning of the plan for our wedding.
Below is a thank you letter that we sent to Diane, and I think it pretty much sums up the experience...
"John and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the work you did to make the most beautiful bouquets, boutineers, and arrangements for our wedding! I appreciate your abilities as a horticulture expert, artist, and professional; and throughout the planning process you had my absolute confidence that you could and would deliver the perfect final product. I was impressed at your unique talent for pin-pointing the best plan to fit our wedding both budget and style from information gathered in just a 10 minute phone conversation and a picture of John and me. Before I knew it, you painted a picture of exactly what I didn't know I wanted, before I could conjure up any idea myself (big thanks for that). The bold color choices really made a statement against the natural/earthy background and set the tone and energy for the whole day. Here is the link to our photos if you would like to look. Once I get the cd of images from Don Holmes, I will share with you any photos you want for your portfolio or website."

I would personally recommend Diane to ANYONE who appreciates working with a straight forward professional who focuses on giving you a quality presentation.
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My wedding was September 6th and I couldn't have been happier to work with Diane. Until I met Diane, flowers weren't a high priority for my wedding, but once we started talking she changed my mind. We had an outdoor lakeside wedding and upon meeting her for the first time in person, she had a watercolor made that represented the beginning of the plan for our wedding.
Below is a thank you letter that we sent to Diane, and I think it pretty much sums up the experience...
"John and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the work you did to make the most beautiful bouquets, boutineers, and arrangements for our wedding! I appreciate your abilities as a horticulture expert, artist, and professional; and throughout the planning process you had my absolute confidence that you could and would deliver the perfect final product. I was impressed at your unique talent for pin-pointing the best plan to fit our wedding both budget and style from information gathered in just a 10 minute phone conversation and a picture of John and me. Before I knew it, you painted a picture of exactly what I didn't know I wanted, before I could conjure up any idea myself (big thanks for that). The bold color choices really made a statement against the natural/earthy background and set the tone and energy for the whole day. Here is the link to our photos if you would like to look. Once I get the cd of images from Don Holmes, I will share with you any photos you want for your portfolio or website."

I would personally recommend Diane to ANYONE who appreciates working with a straight forward professional who focuses on giving you a quality presentation. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
I honestly do not know where to begin other than saying that Diane was GREAT! I had the opportunity to speak with Diane several times over the telephone prior to meeting her for our personal consultation. From the beginning I could hear/see her passion for flowers which made us feel comfortable. She has the gift to not only create beautiful pieces of art, but the ability to read people�s personalities. After meeting with us for only a few moments she began to describe what she thought we wanted and it was dead on.

I had the challenge of planning our wedding from out-of-state from over 500 miles away. Diane was there the entire time, lending advice and making the process effortless on our end. She communicated often with new ideas and the status of the availability of flowers. We had a late June wedding and she was even able to get tulips and hydrangeas-amazing!

It goes without saying that her prices can�t be beat either. Unlike some other florists, she encouraged us to provide our own vases, rather than rent them from her, so that our guests could take home the centerpieces. She even told us where to buy them which was much less expensive than renting them.

There are so many wonderful things that I could say about Diane, but this entry would go on forever. She captured the feel of what we envisioned for our special day and executed it perfectly. Know that you will be in the great and capable hands of an artist who is passionate about her work and her client�s needs.
I honestly do not know where to begin other than saying that Diane was GREAT! I had the opportunity to speak with Diane Read more...
I honestly do not know where to begin other than saying that Diane was GREAT! I had the opportunity to speak with Diane several times over the telephone prior to meeting her for our personal consultation. From the beginning I could hear/see her passion for flowers which made us feel comfortable. She has the gift to not only create beautiful pieces of art, but the ability to read people�s personalities. After meeting with us for only a few moments she began to describe what she thought we wanted and it was dead on.

I had the challenge of planning our wedding from out-of-state from over 500 miles away. Diane was there the entire time, lending advice and making the process effortless on our end. She communicated often with new ideas and the status of the availability of flowers. We had a late June wedding and she was even able to get tulips and hydrangeas-amazing!

It goes without saying that her prices can�t be beat either. Unlike some other florists, she encouraged us to provide our own vases, rather than rent them from her, so that our guests could take home the centerpieces. She even told us where to buy them which was much less expensive than renting them.

There are so many wonderful things that I could say about Diane, but this entry would go on forever. She captured the feel of what we envisioned for our special day and executed it perfectly. Know that you will be in the great and capable hands of an artist who is passionate about her work and her client�s needs. Read less
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junebug
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
It's a shame that you're only allowed Five Stars for every rating.

Diane is a very knowledgeable and professional florist. She was recommended to me by a friend who had previously used Diane for her May 2008 wedding. Not only did my friend sing praises of Diane, I have to say it was all well merited. On our first sit down meeting, I gave Diane a very specific color scheme that I wanted to go with, being a graphic designer, I really wanted the colors to pop off the pool dresses. I chose to go with hot pink to pale pink and white peonies, each bridesmaid bouquet fading intensity from the last. I did not want a cliche bouquet, so I chose mine to be the darkest pink. We used very little roses, and the roses that Diane did use were so small and precious and smelled wonderful. She did warn that depending on the season some of the flowers we had chosen may not be available, but I was so impressed with her honesty and professionalism that I gave her my full trust to make decisions as she saw fit. Come wedding day, I was absolutely breathless with our flowers and decor. Diane threw in so much extra for no cost whatsoever (including peony petals for the aisle, and flowers from her own garden that smelled absolutely amazing) and she did not disappoint. 11 days later, my bouquet is holding up well, and still looks just as good as it did when I got married. Thanks so much Diane for everything, it was so wonderful to work with you.
It's a shame that you're only allowed Five Stars for every rating.

Diane is a very knowledgeable and Read more...
It's a shame that you're only allowed Five Stars for every rating.

Diane is a very knowledgeable and professional florist. She was recommended to me by a friend who had previously used Diane for her May 2008 wedding. Not only did my friend sing praises of Diane, I have to say it was all well merited. On our first sit down meeting, I gave Diane a very specific color scheme that I wanted to go with, being a graphic designer, I really wanted the colors to pop off the pool dresses. I chose to go with hot pink to pale pink and white peonies, each bridesmaid bouquet fading intensity from the last. I did not want a cliche bouquet, so I chose mine to be the darkest pink. We used very little roses, and the roses that Diane did use were so small and precious and smelled wonderful. She did warn that depending on the season some of the flowers we had chosen may not be available, but I was so impressed with her honesty and professionalism that I gave her my full trust to make decisions as she saw fit. Come wedding day, I was absolutely breathless with our flowers and decor. Diane threw in so much extra for no cost whatsoever (including peony petals for the aisle, and flowers from her own garden that smelled absolutely amazing) and she did not disappoint. 11 days later, my bouquet is holding up well, and still looks just as good as it did when I got married. Thanks so much Diane for everything, it was so wonderful to work with you. Read less
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dnachick3301
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane Steele did a great job with my wedding flowers! They looked beautiful on the wedding day. I started my search by e-mailing tons of local florist with the honest truth "I want alot of flowers with a small budget (~$500). She was the only one to respond positively to that. She said she would work with any budget. I originally wanted tulips and after a few months of thinking about them I changed my mind. I e-mailed Diane and it was no problem! She said we had plenty of time before the wedding to make changes. I was so nervous to ask her to change her entire plan but it was fine! She did exactly what I wanted for the price I needed! She also delivered right to my hotel which was so sweet. She dropped them off so we could have them in time for pictures of the girls getting ready. I wish I could post a picture here of what they looked like because they were so beautiful. They were a mixture of pink peonies ranging from light to hot pink! They were stunning against my white dress and the bridesmaids black dresses. I truly would recommend anyone to use Diane!! Thanks again Diane!!!
Diane Steele did a great job with my wedding flowers! They looked beautiful on the wedding day. I started my search by Read more...
Diane Steele did a great job with my wedding flowers! They looked beautiful on the wedding day. I started my search by e-mailing tons of local florist with the honest truth "I want alot of flowers with a small budget (~$500). She was the only one to respond positively to that. She said she would work with any budget. I originally wanted tulips and after a few months of thinking about them I changed my mind. I e-mailed Diane and it was no problem! She said we had plenty of time before the wedding to make changes. I was so nervous to ask her to change her entire plan but it was fine! She did exactly what I wanted for the price I needed! She also delivered right to my hotel which was so sweet. She dropped them off so we could have them in time for pictures of the girls getting ready. I wish I could post a picture here of what they looked like because they were so beautiful. They were a mixture of pink peonies ranging from light to hot pink! They were stunning against my white dress and the bridesmaids black dresses. I truly would recommend anyone to use Diane!! Thanks again Diane!!! Read less
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In Love
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
I am so happy to say, I was in love with my flowers and so wasn't everybody else. I was so lucky to find Diane, she work within my budget. She really takes the time to get to know her clients, and she has their best interests and happiness at heart. I must have sent her 1000+ emails between the time our wedding arrived. She responded extremely quickly and was very professional. She truly loves what she does and is very efficient.

I can only say if you want to find great flowers find Diane and you will be in love.

Thank so much Diane :)
I am so happy to say, I was in love with my flowers and so wasn't everybody else. I was so lucky to find Diane, she work Read more...
I am so happy to say, I was in love with my flowers and so wasn't everybody else. I was so lucky to find Diane, she work within my budget. She really takes the time to get to know her clients, and she has their best interests and happiness at heart. I must have sent her 1000+ emails between the time our wedding arrived. She responded extremely quickly and was very professional. She truly loves what she does and is very efficient.

I can only say if you want to find great flowers find Diane and you will be in love.

Thank so much Diane :) Read less
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Januarybride
Wedding:
1/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane at Yankee Floral did an exceptional job for my wedding. I had gone to a wedding that she had done and knew I wanted to use her! From the moment we spoke on the telephone she knew exactly what I wanted and envisioned. I am definetly not a girly rose kind of girl and she could sense that. During our first meeting I was able to tell Diane exactly what I wanted to spend and based on what was in season she was able to find exactly what I was looking for.
on the wedding day she dropped the flowers off at the house and I was in awe. they were perfect for a winter wedding and everything I envisioned and more. The Center peice for the head table was stunning and huge!
I still get compliments to this day when someone looks at my album!
Diane at Yankee Floral did an exceptional job for my wedding. I had gone to a wedding that she had done and knew I wanted Read more...
Diane at Yankee Floral did an exceptional job for my wedding. I had gone to a wedding that she had done and knew I wanted to use her! From the moment we spoke on the telephone she knew exactly what I wanted and envisioned. I am definetly not a girly rose kind of girl and she could sense that. During our first meeting I was able to tell Diane exactly what I wanted to spend and based on what was in season she was able to find exactly what I was looking for.
on the wedding day she dropped the flowers off at the house and I was in awe. they were perfect for a winter wedding and everything I envisioned and more. The Center peice for the head table was stunning and huge!
I still get compliments to this day when someone looks at my album! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
I was extremely pleased with the work that Diane (owner of Yankee Floral) did for my wedding. My bouquets were absolutely gorgeous and lasted a long time. I was really flexible with what flowers I wanted. Diane was a big help with suggestions of what flowers were in season and what colors would match my wedding.

On the day of my wedding, I was very surprised to see the fullness of my bouquet. I can't even explain who wonderful they looked. Diane did my centerpiece for the head table. I told her the height that I wanted and let her do her thing. The centerpiece turned out perfect. I fully trusted Diane. She is very talented and knows her stuff!! Her price is very reasonable as well. She is flexible and will do whatever she can to make your flowers wonderful! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YANKEE FLORAL!!
I was extremely pleased with the work that Diane (owner of Yankee Floral) did for my wedding. My bouquets were absolutely Read more...
I was extremely pleased with the work that Diane (owner of Yankee Floral) did for my wedding. My bouquets were absolutely gorgeous and lasted a long time. I was really flexible with what flowers I wanted. Diane was a big help with suggestions of what flowers were in season and what colors would match my wedding.

On the day of my wedding, I was very surprised to see the fullness of my bouquet. I can't even explain who wonderful they looked. Diane did my centerpiece for the head table. I told her the height that I wanted and let her do her thing. The centerpiece turned out perfect. I fully trusted Diane. She is very talented and knows her stuff!! Her price is very reasonable as well. She is flexible and will do whatever she can to make your flowers wonderful! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YANKEE FLORAL!! Read less
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AugustBride
Wedding:
8/22/2008
0.2/5.0
It is hard for me to write this review because I am still upset and angry about my flowers. First of all, I had two long meetings with the owner, Diane, and really felt that we had a connection and she knew exactly what I wanted. I was so excited for my flowers. The day before the wedding I stopped by her house to drop something off and take a look at what she had so far. Thank god I did. I was able to see the bridesmaid bouquets, which looked fine. However, when I received my receipt on the day of the wedding, the bouquets were more money than we had agreed as "per conversation with the bride." We never had that conversation and I never agreed to pay extra.

When I saw my centerpieces I almost started crying. I had wanted beautiful, colorful wildflowers and I literally saw a vase of weeds- hardly any color. Diane even said she picked them all from her garden and also used some "leftovers" from a wedding from the previous weekend. Awesome! I should have said something, but I let my wedding coordinator call and deal with her to get the flowers fixed. Diane was very defensive on the phone and said that my budget hadn't allowed her to use the flowers we had discussed. Well, a phone call would have been nice because I would have paid extra and I don't think she should have took it upon herself to make substitutes. Diane ended up ordering some extra flowers and on the day of the wedding the centerpieces were a lot more colorful, but it wasn't what I wanted. I wanted wildflowers and had specifically asked for flowers such as daisies. What I had was a hodgepodge of lots of random flowers. She also charged me about 1/3 more of the total bill for this. I really couldn't believe it!

Probably the worst thing was that our bouquets, especially mine, were turning brown almost immediately. I hope it doesn't show in the pictures because it was VERY noticeable. I've had friends whose bouquets looked perfect for over a week and mine looked like it was rotting by the next day. I don't know if she used old "leftovers" for the bouquets or what. My MOH's flowers fell apart.

Diane seemed open to me about what I wanted, but she really did what she wanted in the end. If I suggested something she was quick to tell me why it wouldn't work- even though other florists do it all the time. I feel like I was taken advantage of because I was too nice. It was my mistake and I regret booking this vendor- it was a huge mistake. I would have paid extra (a lot extra )for quality.
It is hard for me to write this review because I am still upset and angry about my flowers. First of all, I had two long Read more...
It is hard for me to write this review because I am still upset and angry about my flowers. First of all, I had two long meetings with the owner, Diane, and really felt that we had a connection and she knew exactly what I wanted. I was so excited for my flowers. The day before the wedding I stopped by her house to drop something off and take a look at what she had so far. Thank god I did. I was able to see the bridesmaid bouquets, which looked fine. However, when I received my receipt on the day of the wedding, the bouquets were more money than we had agreed as "per conversation with the bride." We never had that conversation and I never agreed to pay extra.

When I saw my centerpieces I almost started crying. I had wanted beautiful, colorful wildflowers and I literally saw a vase of weeds- hardly any color. Diane even said she picked them all from her garden and also used some "leftovers" from a wedding from the previous weekend. Awesome! I should have said something, but I let my wedding coordinator call and deal with her to get the flowers fixed. Diane was very defensive on the phone and said that my budget hadn't allowed her to use the flowers we had discussed. Well, a phone call would have been nice because I would have paid extra and I don't think she should have took it upon herself to make substitutes. Diane ended up ordering some extra flowers and on the day of the wedding the centerpieces were a lot more colorful, but it wasn't what I wanted. I wanted wildflowers and had specifically asked for flowers such as daisies. What I had was a hodgepodge of lots of random flowers. She also charged me about 1/3 more of the total bill for this. I really couldn't believe it!

Probably the worst thing was that our bouquets, especially mine, were turning brown almost immediately. I hope it doesn't show in the pictures because it was VERY noticeable. I've had friends whose bouquets looked perfect for over a week and mine looked like it was rotting by the next day. I don't know if she used old "leftovers" for the bouquets or what. My MOH's flowers fell apart.

Diane seemed open to me about what I wanted, but she really did what she wanted in the end. If I suggested something she was quick to tell me why it wouldn't work- even though other florists do it all the time. I feel like I was taken advantage of because I was too nice. It was my mistake and I regret booking this vendor- it was a huge mistake. I would have paid extra (a lot extra )for quality. Read less
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Yankee Floral responded with the following comments:

After careful review, it is my considered opinion that nothing done for this bride would have been satisfactory and to respond to the less than objevtive and/or incorrect statements of fact would fruitless. Each an every bride that passes through Yankee is given the same consideration and time allotments necessary to achieve the desired results. The other nine reviews on this site attest to the high quality of standards and personal attention given to my brides.
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Bride678
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
I have to start by saying I worked for a high end florist (Emil J Nagengast) for over a year and I know good quality work and good quality flowers. I chose Yankee Floral on a recommendation of another floral designer who was unavailable.

Diane arranged to sit down with me and speak face to face concerning the flowers I wanted for my wedding. I needed my bouquet; bouquets for the bridesmaids; boutenieres for the groom, groomsmen, fathers, grandfather; coursages for the mothers & grandmother; a throw bouquet and anniversary bouquet. My color theme was red and white. I sat down with Diane and discussed what I wanted to spend and what specifics I was looking for. Diane not only met my budget (which was $200 less than the florist quote I got) but she was able to use flowers from my bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets to make the throw bouquet and anniversary bouquet at minimal charge.

The day I got married it was 95 degrees. I know from experience that NO FLOWER will survive in that heat, no matter how much water you provide it with, or how fresh it is. My wedding flowers were delivered in boxes, packed with bags of ice to keep them as cool as possible. Diane did this on her own, without me asking to ensure the flowers arrival in as perfect condition as possible, considering the extreme heat of the day.

My bouquet was custom designed by Diane and was perfect! She was unable to get all of the flowers I had wanted but I was informed that this may be the case and I was asked if she had my permission to make substitutes if necessary. She ended up substituting a more expensive, higher quality flower at no extra charge to me because of the unavailability of my initial flower choice.

I would recommend Diane at Yankee Floral to anyone who wants high quality, designer flower arrangements on a strict budget. She is honest in letting you know what is, and what is not possible when it comes to flowers. She makes sure she can guarantee the quality of her work. She will deliver to the location of your event (as long as it is local to her) and she takes necessary measures to make sure your flowers are delivered in perfect condition.

This was the first time I had heard of Yankee Floral and the first time I used them. I have to say that in my opinion, I would go back to her for any special event need I had and have recommended her to every friend I know who is getting married.
I have to start by saying I worked for a high end florist (Emil J Nagengast) for over a year and I know good quality work Read more...
I have to start by saying I worked for a high end florist (Emil J Nagengast) for over a year and I know good quality work and good quality flowers. I chose Yankee Floral on a recommendation of another floral designer who was unavailable.

Diane arranged to sit down with me and speak face to face concerning the flowers I wanted for my wedding. I needed my bouquet; bouquets for the bridesmaids; boutenieres for the groom, groomsmen, fathers, grandfather; coursages for the mothers & grandmother; a throw bouquet and anniversary bouquet. My color theme was red and white. I sat down with Diane and discussed what I wanted to spend and what specifics I was looking for. Diane not only met my budget (which was $200 less than the florist quote I got) but she was able to use flowers from my bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets to make the throw bouquet and anniversary bouquet at minimal charge.

The day I got married it was 95 degrees. I know from experience that NO FLOWER will survive in that heat, no matter how much water you provide it with, or how fresh it is. My wedding flowers were delivered in boxes, packed with bags of ice to keep them as cool as possible. Diane did this on her own, without me asking to ensure the flowers arrival in as perfect condition as possible, considering the extreme heat of the day.

My bouquet was custom designed by Diane and was perfect! She was unable to get all of the flowers I had wanted but I was informed that this may be the case and I was asked if she had my permission to make substitutes if necessary. She ended up substituting a more expensive, higher quality flower at no extra charge to me because of the unavailability of my initial flower choice.

I would recommend Diane at Yankee Floral to anyone who wants high quality, designer flower arrangements on a strict budget. She is honest in letting you know what is, and what is not possible when it comes to flowers. She makes sure she can guarantee the quality of her work. She will deliver to the location of your event (as long as it is local to her) and she takes necessary measures to make sure your flowers are delivered in perfect condition.

This was the first time I had heard of Yankee Floral and the first time I used them. I have to say that in my opinion, I would go back to her for any special event need I had and have recommended her to every friend I know who is getting married. Read less
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saratogabride
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Diane is outstanding. She works from her home so you can't beat her prices. She is an artist so if you want all roses don't call her. Diane is great if you are a flexible bride that wants a fun, funky flair for your flowers. I personally gave her full reign to design our bouquets. I had an idea but I wanted to make sure I had local, in season flowers. The flowers turned out better then I every expected.
Diane is easy to work with; she truly loves what she does. She gets excited working with you and don't be surprised if she insists on dropping off the flowers personally. She wants to see the look on your face when you first look at your flowers.
Diane is outstanding. She works from her home so you can't beat her prices. She is an artist so if you want all roses Read more...
Diane is outstanding. She works from her home so you can't beat her prices. She is an artist so if you want all roses don't call her. Diane is great if you are a flexible bride that wants a fun, funky flair for your flowers. I personally gave her full reign to design our bouquets. I had an idea but I wanted to make sure I had local, in season flowers. The flowers turned out better then I every expected.
Diane is easy to work with; she truly loves what she does. She gets excited working with you and don't be surprised if she insists on dropping off the flowers personally. She wants to see the look on your face when you first look at your flowers. Read less
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