Anne Mendenhall Flowers
I can not thank Anne enough for our beautiful flowers on our wedding day. From the isle to the arch, everything was beautiful!!
I love flowers and went on a desperate hunt to find a detail oriented florist within my budget only days after getting engaged. Anne was one of six florists that I spoke with and I'm thrilled to have worked with her for a number of reasons. Anne can work with any budget and creates fabulous designs. I was pleasantly surprised to see everything set-up and delivered on our wedding day exactly on time and am still wondering how she did it so quickly! Her work is exceptional and I would recommend her services to any bride.
Anne Mendenhall gave my wedding that perfect pop of color. Her vision was exactly what I was dreaming about. I think everything from the flower bouquets, the table arrangements and all of Anne's creations at the wedding made our wedding day perfect!
I found Anne through my wedding coordinator, Mirella Riga, and I am so glad I did. I called multiple florists in the East Bay area and Anne was by far the most professional and reasonable. Her prices were very competitive, but the best part about Anne is she is very good and creating your vision. All the flowers were perfect, the centerpieces were grand and lush, and the small touches like the ribbons used to wrap the bouquet handles were perfect.
I booked Anne on the recommendation of my cake lady. While the flowers turned out very beautiful, we were short a bouquet AND a botanir the day of the wedding. It was very close to being a nightmare, but my girls were able to arrange the flowers so no one except us knew. I was very disappointed, especially because of all of the rave reviews I had heard. I think it was simply an oversight, and definitely a mistake. Anne was very apologetic and made efforts to refund us some of the money we had paid her.
Also, I dont know if this is all flower vendors, but my flowers were wilting the night of the wedding. My mothers corsage was completely wilted, and the groomsman flowers were the same. Disappointed but I understand the mistakes.
Anne is an absolutely amazing florist and a pleasure to work with. Anne provided the flowers for our April 30th wedding and exceeded my expectations. I am a believer of hiring a florist because of their style and expertise, so I did not have an exact picture in my mind of what we wanted. We didnt go in insisting on expensive orchids imported from the tropics or anything particular like that. Instead, we just told her we wanted current, spring blooms in bright colors to match our wedding, and we provided her with mason jars and antique bottles to match the vibe of our reception. Anne truly understood our rustic vision, and delivered stunning flowers. My bouquet was exactly what I wanted, even though I had no idea what that might be! We got so many compliments from our guests.
If you are expecting to go to a big florist shop and meet, don't be surprised that Anne works out of a studio attached to our house. We had a wonderful, comfortable consultation at her home where she provided us albums of photos to look through. She is so down to earth, and I felt like I had known her for years!
Anne was very flexible and easy to work with, and understood we were working with a budget. When we had to add on last minute corsages and a flower girl headband, it went off without a hitch. Everything was stunning- I would highly recommend Anne.
Our wedding flowers were beautiful! Anne was very easy to work with and she produced everything we asked for. She had reasonable prices which was great. We came in with some pictures and ideas with what we wanted and she gave great input and showed us all the different flowers that would be included in the bouquets and centerpieces.
Anne did an amazing job on our wedding! Her flowers were gorgeous and she brought a lot of ideas to the table during the planning stage. She was always available to discuss changes or suggestions and followed up very quickly with quotes and contracts. She has very reasonable prices for the work that she does and was able to plan based on my budget. I cannot say enough about how wonderful she was to work with, she was a recommendation from a coworker and I have since given her name to several of my friends that are planning their events!
Anne did an amazing job. She is a pleasure to work with. She offers great ideas, but at the same time does a great job listening to what you want. The flowers in the church were amazing and the centerpieces at the reception were exactly what I had pictured (probably better even). She also offered cost saving ideas (using the bridesmaid’s bouquets to decorate the head table and floating gardenia’s for the cocktail tables during happy hour to reduce costs). Anne works hard to get to know her brides and asks great questions to really understand the look you are going for. She is creative, fun, and really knows what looks great at a wedding. I loved my bouquet and Anne even asked questions about my dress to ensure the whole look went well together. Her prices are low for the amount of work that goes into her job. Everyone commented on how beautiful the flowers were and Anne had the lowest quote of all the florists we met with. I would definitely use Anne again and recommend her to any other bride-to-be.
If I could giver her 10 stars I would! Anne is amazing and affordable! So nice and made our flowers for our wedding day amazing! She was my favorite vendor during my entire wedding planning process!!!
Having Anne do our flowers was one of the best decisions we made during the wedding planning process! I had seen her work just by browsing online and feel in love with her work and when I found out how reasonable her prices were I knew I wouldn't work with anyone else. Anne was great to work with. I met with Anne on two seperate occasions and both meetings were extreemely efficient. I felt as though she knew exactly what I wanted. Anne was very knowledgeable and offered great advice on how to get the look I wanted without going over budget, which was very important to me. I was blown away with what Anne created for our wedding! Anne's work exceedingly surpassed everyone of my expectations! The flowers truly made our wedding day feel like the fairytale I always dreamed of. I would reccomend Anne to anyone who wants beautiful flowers and stress free experience without breaking the bank. Thanks Anne!!
There's not enough space to say everything I would like to say about Anne Mendenhall. From the minute we saw her website, we knew we wanted her to be our florist! Anne has such attn. to detail and her artistry is incredible. It was everything my dtr. and I dreamed of and we would definitely refer her and utilize her for our needs when the need arises. She was easy to work w/ esp. since my dtr. lives on the east coast and there was plenty of e-mail going back and forth but she was very patient w/ us. When my dtr. walked into the estate room at The Palm Event Ctr. at Mitchell Katz winery so was excited to see the finish product!! It was beautiful and so romantic. The hanging Amaranthus on the arrangements made for such elegant arrangements. The overall decor was beautiful and everything we imagined.
Anne provided all the flowers for my wedding at the Bently Reserve. Her work was tremendous and her flowers were amazing. My mom shared with her a few photographs of flowers and arrangements that I admired and she was able to recreate the look I wanted to perfection. My bridal bouquet and the wedding party bouquets and boutonnieres were also absolutely gorgeous. She helped to create a very timeless and elegant atmosphere at my wedding and I would recommend her without any reservations.
Anne Mendenhall did a fantastic job! I could not have asked for more- we were thrilled with everything. She was reasonably priced and created exceptional work. Our flowers were stunning and we received compliments from guests all evening. I would highly recommend Anne Mendenhall.
I just want to say how amazing my flowers were on my wedding day. My husand and I decided on a destination wedding, which we had recently on 8/10/08. We got married at Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, California. We hadnt met Anne Mendenhall since we live so far away, but she came highly recommended by our wedding planner. We spoke on the phone a few times and went over all the details of the wedding and how we wanted our flowers and decor. What she did for us that day EXCEEDED our expectations. I was astonished on how perfect everything was, from the colors to the meticulousness of how the tables, fountains, and bouquets were arranged. The flowers were exquisite and the colors were so rich. We got so many compliments on them.
My husband and I just want to re-iterate that she is a wonderful artist and floral expert. Not only did she come from afar to make our wedding day unforgettable, but she obviously took a lot of time to have everything look perfect. To walk into your ceremony and reception with a only concept that came true to life with such beauty, I can only categorize it as a fairy tail.
I had very minimal floral needs for my wedding. Most of the flowers were personal flowers (i.e. bouquets, bouts, and corsages). My bouquet and my girls' bouquets were a lot smaller than I thought they would be. The bouquet was pretty, but it was a lot smaller than I had wanted my bouquet to be. The biggest frustration that I had was during the planning process. I had met with Anne once when I booked her and I had given her a list of what I was looking for. Every time I e-mailed her to ask for something or to get a price estimate, she was very slow to respond. Also, when I met with her a month before our wedding to finalize our needs, she took extensive notes. However, when she e-mailed me the things that we had discussed, the floral needs was the list that we had made at our initial meeting, and not the meeting we had just attended. I had to remember all the changes that we had made from the initial meeting to the most current meeting. It was as if the second meeting had never happened. In the end, I'm glad that I didn't have centerpieces because I don't know if my vision and her work would have been one in the same. And the vases that she had put on the head table for my girls to put their bouquets in didn't even have water. I'm glad that flowers were very low priority for me. On the bright side, the dahlias that she had placed at every setting looked fabulous. It really gave the pop of color that I wanted the table to have.
Anne was great to work with. Extremely easy to talk to and bounce ideas with. We each brought different perspectives to the table and worked well together to create a beautiful setting for the night. We had high expectations going in and she exceeded that easily. We have already recommended her services to a couple of our engaged friends.
The flowers were the single most disappointing aspect of my wedding thanks to Anne Mendenhall.
Let's put aside for a moment, the fact that she completely forgot about so many of the details that we agreed upon (and that I paid for), that she dropped off the cake flowers with our baker instead of arranging them herself at the site like we agreed (causing the baker to call me 3 hours before my wedding - not what I needed on my wedding day!). Let's forget about the fact that she didn't even show up to my wedding, but sent assistants instead (apparently that's her standard practice) and that she didn't even read the emails or look at the flickr album I spent hours creating for her to give her a better idea of what I wanted. There were so many blatant blunders by Anne and her team, but forgetting about those things for a moment and looking at the quality of the work she did do according to our contract and plan, it was terribly disappointing!! I nearly cried when I saw my bouquet. It wasn't hideous, but it wasn't pretty at all. She did what I asked for, the types of flowers and the colors, but the quality of the flowers was terrible. The blooms were small and browning, wilted and lacking any vibrant color.
A florist is not just a technician, but an artist. I didn't include the instructions "make it beautiful" but even if I had, my guess is she wouldn't know what that looks like.
From looking through her books and going to her cute little house, DH and I really trusted Anne's artistic style. We really figured we couldn't go wrong with her. Now I wish I would've just stopped by the farmers market to grab whatever fresh flowers they had. The colors may not have matched, but at least it would have been pretty.
I spent so many hours pouring over wedding magazines and websites, planning out the perfect look for my wedding. I would have spent double the price to have a florist who was professional, who cared enough about her clients to actually read their emails and spend the time to make the flowers beautiful.
I will never have my wedding day back and though it was still a beautiful, wonderful day, I deeply regret hiring Anne Mendenhall.
We used Anne for our flowers, and were totally blown away at how amazing each and every detail she touched turned out. She is super talented, fun, and very passionate about what she does. She really listens to your ideas and gets excited about making your vision a reality, and she has the technical expertise and experience to make it happen. We love Anne! She is also very competitively priced--you get a LOT of flowers for what you pay for with Anne. My bouquet was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, EXACTLY what I was hoping for, and it smelled completely divine; the bridesmaids' bouquets were also to die for. My friends and family are still talking about the beautiful centerpieces and the ceremony decor--she did the most beautiful arch decor with branches, flowers and greenery. The photos in my profile are just the tip of the iceberg of the beautiful creations she put together for our wedding.
Anne is the best-kept secret in Bay Area wedding flowers and I cannot recommend her highly enough.