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Yankee Floral

Waterford , NY
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Waterford, NY 12188 US (map)

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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

How would you describe the style of your floral designs?
Classic, Country, Eclectic, Romantic, Vintage
Which of the following services do you provide?
Clean Up, Consultations, Delivery, Event Design, Samples, Set Up, Venue Visit
What types of arrangements do you provide?
Aisle Decor, Altar Decor, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Chuppah Decor, Corsages, Flower Petals, Single Flowers, Table Arrangements

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
7/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Diane and Yankee Floral were amazing to work with. I had grand visions of doing my own flowers, but my mother convinced me that I needed to hire a professional and she was so right! Diane was wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. She really allowed me to be involved and we even worked on some of the center pieces together, which was very special for me. I really appreciated her attention to detail, excellent communication, and ability to work with our budget. Even though it was an exceptionally hot day in July, everything thing was delivered on time with instructions and held up perfectly. She is a master of her craft and is very passionate. I trusted her decisions and advice completely and as a result, my flowers were incredibly gorgeous and several days later, people are still commenting on how beautiful the bouquets and arrangements were. They are also holding up wonderfully at home and we continue to enjoy them. I really cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Diane and the quality of her work and am encouraging all my family members to use her for their weddings and events.
Diane and Yankee Floral were amazing to work with. I had grand visions of doing my own flowers, but my mother convinced me Read more...
Diane and Yankee Floral were amazing to work with. I had grand visions of doing my own flowers, but my mother convinced me that I needed to hire a professional and she was so right! Diane was wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. She really allowed me to be involved and we even worked on some of the center pieces together, which was very special for me. I really appreciated her attention to detail, excellent communication, and ability to work with our budget. Even though it was an exceptionally hot day in July, everything thing was delivered on time with instructions and held up perfectly. She is a master of her craft and is very passionate. I trusted her decisions and advice completely and as a result, my flowers were incredibly gorgeous and several days later, people are still commenting on how beautiful the bouquets and arrangements were. They are also holding up wonderfully at home and we continue to enjoy them. I really cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Diane and the quality of her work and am encouraging all my family members to use her for their weddings and events. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
Diane was absolutely amazing to work with. She was recommended to me by my sister in law and I could not have been happier. The whole experience was stress free with her! She is extremely talented and knowledgeable about ALL flowers and arrangements. I explained my vision to her and she did the rest! Everything was just as I imagined. She was also very good about working with me on my budget. She was honest with me and really helped me save money. She even found ways to throw some out of season flowers into my bouquet! Easy to get in contact with, quality arrangements, and very personable, I would recommend Diane to anyone!
Diane was absolutely amazing to work with. She was recommended to me by my sister in law and I could not have been Read more...
Diane was absolutely amazing to work with. She was recommended to me by my sister in law and I could not have been happier. The whole experience was stress free with her! She is extremely talented and knowledgeable about ALL flowers and arrangements. I explained my vision to her and she did the rest! Everything was just as I imagined. She was also very good about working with me on my budget. She was honest with me and really helped me save money. She even found ways to throw some out of season flowers into my bouquet! Easy to get in contact with, quality arrangements, and very personable, I would recommend Diane to anyone! Read less
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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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