My Wedding Blooms
Kerim really did a wonderful job for my ceremony and reception at Calamigos Equestrian last month. The groom was a little upset because somehow in the chaos of setting stuff up the boutonnieres were forgotten about, so none of the guys, the groom or my dad ended up having them. I don't know what happened. One of my girls found them later in a bag so we pinned them on but it wasn't until after the ceremony. Aside from that, I was really pleased with the way the ceremony site and reception hall turned out. I was definitely skeptical throughout the process and must admit Kerim and I didn't really hit it off that well but it looked just beautiful in the end so who cares. My bouquet, the ceremony altar and centerpieces were definitely my favorites parts. You can probably find a cheaper alternative but he knows what he's doing, that's for sure. My bouquet was gorgeous and I hadn't been specific about it at all, I showed him some pictures and he came up with exactly what I wanted.
Kerim did a great job with our wedding - he really listened to what I wanted, and my bridal bouquet was exquisite: white peonies, honeymoon fringed tulips, and ranunculus! So pretty!
Kerim is an absolute God-send. He took my ideas (somewhat unusual colour combinations and theme) and made them absolutely perfect. He worked with my budget and went above and beyond to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. Everything looked stunning and there were tussles over taking the centrepieces home! Beyond his absolute mastery with flowers, he is incredibly reassuring and very helpful in walking you through exactly what will happen on your wedding day. He definitely de-stressed and calmed this first-time bride!
Working with my wedding blooms was one of my favorite parts of planning my wedding. They were wonderful, and made things easy and enjoyable. Not only that, my flowers were phenomenal! I could not have been happier!
By far the best florist around! We used Kerim for our October wedding and he exceeded our expectations. He is super friendly, professional, knows the business, and gives excellent suggestions.
I interviewed many florist, but he was the keeper. He knew exactly what I wanted and made my dreams a reality. By the end of our consultation I felt like he knew me for years!
If your thinking of a florist, you MUST give this guy a chance. You wont regret it!
Amazing service and quality! They brought all my ideas to life. I had a vision and they made it happen!! I couldn't stop staring at the flowers the whole wedding. All our guests could not stop complimenting the beautiful flowers. Thank you so much Kerim for making our wedding so memorable!!
Kerim, Kerim, Kerim... What can we say other than BEAUTIFUL work, from the Flower Bouquets to the corsages, boutineers, to the flower arrangements and even the support through out the planning of our wedding journey. We will always be greatful for assisting us in making our wedding day a wonderful experience and making it look like a million bucks :-) We will recommend you and your team to everyone we know and even to those we do not know. My Wedding Blooms is a dream come true and at a reasonable price. Their work is so good most of our guest nearly fought over the centerpieces to take home with them at the end of the night. Best florist we have ever booked and will book in the future.
All the best to My Wedding Blooms,
Lisette & David Sylvester
Kerim was awesome. Our flowers were beautiful on the day of the wedding. He is so experienced and knowledgeable so he helped us plan things that we didn't even think of =).
If you want the best floral arrangements for your wedding then you need to go with Kerim at My Wedding Blooms. I wish I can describe how amazing my flowers were but I cannot find the words. And Kerim is amazing to work with. I was having trouble deciding what I wanted, but he listened to me and came up with amazing ideas. My bouquet was amazing, I could not ask for anything more beautiful. I asked him if he could incorporate a part of my mothers wedding dress to my bouquet and he delivered. It was so special and beautiful. And to top it off my husband decided the week of to add a groomsman and I forgot to tell Kerim, therefore we did not have a boutonniere for him on the day. Kerim to the rescue! He told me not worry he would figure it out. Needless to say everyone had everything they needed and it was beautiful. One of the best decisions you could make for your wedding (or any party!) is have Kerim at My Wedding Blooms take care of the flowers!
Everyone is still talking about the exquisite flowers at our daughter's wedding! Kerim gets a feel for what the bride wants; really listens and follows through. I was amazed when I first saw the flowers at the ceremony site...the bright yellow/orange rose petals along the runner glistened like fire embers...the colorful flowers on the chairs and simple elegance of the birch poles for the chuppah. Just the right amount of flowers on the chuppah. The flowers at the reception were equally as impressive...Intense yellows, oranges and purples. I was WOWED with Kerim's talent. The bridal bouquet was spectacular...Kerim is a pleasure to work with. I don't know why anyone would go anywhere else for flowers!
Kerim can't be topped. Aside from just loving working with him, I have received several complimets that my flowers are the most beautiful they've seen at a wedding. And that my wedding was the most beautiful they've seen!
Kerim, in his laid back way, he guides you through everything and makes all the work seem to fly by. He is helpful and willing to help how he can. He's considerate and thoughtful - always looking for the most romantic idea.
He definitely understands what you want! Bless that man!
Wonderful, personalized service with a smile and absolutely beautiful results. Highly recommended!
Love love love the flowers and decor done by My Wedding Blooms for our wedding ceremony and reception. Kerim is the designer and owner of the company--I first saw his work on a wedding brochure that I picked up and instantly loved it! My colors are fuchsia, shades of pink, and ivory (yes, bright and bold), my flowers turned out exactly how I would want them to be (this means a lot from a girl who is extremely picky). What I loved most about working with him is that he really cares about making your wedding beautiful. We talked for two hours on our first consultation because I had very detailed descriptions and photos of what I wanted and how I envisioned my wedding to be like. Kerim is patient, and listens to what you have to say, then presents his expert opinion. I should mention that he also tried to help me save money on my last week before the wedding (glad I took his advice). I highly recommend him to all the perfectionist brides, like me, out there. You will not regret choosing My Wedding Blooms! :)
Kerim and My Wedding Blooms did an amazing job for our wedding! We got so many compliments on our beautiful flowers. When we had our first meeting we weren't quite sure what we wanted but Kerim was able to offer many suggestions and show us samples. We felt very confident in choosing him as our florist after our first meeting.
He knows exactly how to make the flowers stand out while not overshadowing the bride (me) or her bridesmaids. Also, he does sample weekends where you get to see your centerpiece in advance and make any tweaks that you want, which is great! He also re-used all of our ceremony flowers for the reception by adding a few touches to them and no one could even tell they were the same!
The day of the wedding he made sure to stay around to pin the corsages on everyone and make sure that my fiance and I were doing ok. He really cares about his clients. I knew that our flowers were going to be beautiful but when I actually saw everything it really took my breath away. Kerim and his team did an incredible job!!! I definitely recommend My Wedding Blooms to any LA area brides!!
Planning a wedding from 3000 miles away can cause many headaches, upset stomachs, and high anxiety. But Kerim put me at ease from the first minute we spoke. The original florist that we had selected all of a sudden would not answer my calls and I had to find a florist with 3 months until my wedding. Kerim did a consult with me over the internet giving me access to his desktop so that he could show me ideas. We spent 2 hours on the phone !!!! At the wedding, the flowers were beautiful and far exceeded my hopes and dreams.
We chose My Wedding Blooms as our wedding florist and we couldnt be happier! Kerim was amazing to work with. He is so talented and such a sweet guy! He was very responsive to all of my emails and questions. He met with me multiple times to make sure I felt comfortable. He called me the morning of my wedding just to check in on how i was feeling. At the venue, Kerim was SO extremely helpful and patient. He stayed throughout the entire ceremony to make sure everything turned out perfectly. The centerpieces he put together for me were AMAZING! My guests were arguing over who would be able to take them home! Thank you Kerim for delivering above and beyond my expectations!!!! Your work made my wedding look like a dream come true!!!!!
Words cannot adequately describe the absolutely amazing and breathtaking floral display made for us by Kerim of Our Wedding Blooms for both our daughters' weddings. We thought he put everything he had into our first wedding in Oct., but the wedding in March was beyond incredible as well. He is an artist, a color expert, a phenominal planner and a wonderful man to work with. His centerpieces made the room incredible and our guests were in awe of the many displays and patterns of our flowers. And, best of all, he's affordable. Working with him was wonderful as he took all the time we needed for us to express what effect we wanted. We were so lucky to have found this company.
Kerim is fabulous...he is a guru on wedding flowers! I cannot provide enough praise for Kerim and the terrific and amazing job he delivered on our wedding day! He truly made our day beautiful, special and memorable. EVERYTHING was gorgeous and the flowers were top-notch quality. Kerim is a gifted artist and I highly recommend MWB to brides/grooms in the L.A. area. We planned our L.A. wedding from San Francisco, but it was not an issue at all with Kerim. In fact, our first meeting was virtual (over the internet) and so easy; Kerim knows his stuff and quickly picked up on the important information he needed to make our day beautiful. He was well prepared, responsive and full of great ideas from the very beginning and throughout the entire process. Kerim knew our venue (Calamigos Equestrian) well and immediately knew how best to utilize our color scheme with beautifully designed floral arrangements. On a more personal note, Kerim also came through emotionally and made sure we were comfortable and happy with each decision throughout the planning process. As the big day drew near, we had an unexpected and significant change in the number of attendance, but Kerim handled it like a true professional and quickly made adjustments to ensure we weren't unnecessarily stressed out. He is a patient and understanding individual...a true sweetheart. Seeing him on my wedding day completely helped calm my nerves. He gave me several big hugs and assured me everything will be perfect. And it was!! I absolutely LOVED all the ceremony decor, the centerpieces, the bouquets, cake flowers, etc. Kerim/MWB was without a dobut my favorite vendor to work with during our wedding process! He was very easy to work with, and a true pro. His work is brilliant and well worth every penny. To all the brides out there: go with Kerim and you'll have a truly personalized and unforgettable wedding!!
My ceterpieces, Bouquets, and gazebo decorations were breath taking!!!! I had compiments the entire night of my wedding how elegant my floral decorations were. It was everything I had dreamed of and more. I would recommend Karim to any bride! I couldn't stop staring at my center pieces the entire night. They were truly amazing!
When we had to change florists ONE WEEK BEFORE our wedding, the wonderful staff at My Wedding Blooms came to the rescue. Kerim is absolutely wonderful. I needed someone who was professional, creative, honest and could offer me some guidance when I knew very little about flowers. After a few moments of meeting with him, he was able to understand who I was as a person and translate that into a beautiful vision. He was exactly what we needed, a man with a plan. Kerim calmed all of our nerves, and the day of the wedding, he NAILED it! With only one meeting between us, he took my breath away with our exquisite centerpieces. I was in complete awe of them during my whole reception. The colors he combined were perfect, and it was beyond beautiful. Not only were his flowers great, he was there throughout the event to make sure that everything went smoothly with the transitions of moving them. It is easy to see that he has true passion for what he does, and it shines through his work! Many thanks to My Wedding Blooms
I didn't know much about flowers but I was very specific on what I wanted. I wanted a very formal, classy, beautiful, full flowers. Kerim understood our vision for the flowers and created absolutely fabulous arrangements. On our wedding day, everything was coordinated perfectly and looked beautiful. The quality of the flowers and all the work put into them were exceptional! From the gorgeous Chuppah decorated with strung orchids and crystals to the gorgeous petals on the guest tables, everything was topnotch! Everything was breathtaking and even better than what I had envisioned! The execution was superb! Our guests commented on how they’ve never such gorgeous flowers and arrangements! Everything was amazing! I would highly recommend Wedding Blooms to anyone looking for a florist with prices that are reasonable!! You won’t be disappointed!!
I can recognize about five types of flowers, and before my wedding, I had no idea that there were green flowers or bouquets. I was also planning my wedding from the opposite coast, and searching and booking vendors completely based on reviews on weddingwire and my impression through phone calls. So after speaking to seven florists, who were all nice enough but didn't make a lasting impression, I was completely blown away by Kerim. Kerim recommended a color change from what I was thinking about, and after he showed me several pictures, I was sold! He did online consultations, explained the shapes and flowers he wanted to use, and just displayed a lot of vision, which was what I needed in a florist. The final result was so beautiful, and I was really pleased with all the bouquets. Not the cheapest florist I saw, but very reasonable and worth it for the know-how and quality.
Kerim was great to work with, but a busy guy. The flowers were beautiful, but for our budget. We couldn't afford very big bouquets. Kerim takes special care with all of his flowers. My entire bouquet had hidden reinforcements to keep it beautiful throughout the event. There was a lot of work done! Simply beautiful.
I used My Wedding Blooms for my wedding in July. I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted for flowers, but Kerim was very helpful and guided me through the process. He was able to show me pictures of past weddings, which helped a lot. Although at times he was difficult to reach, Kerim was very reliable. I received many compliments on our flowers.
Kerim is truly an Artist of flowers!! He made our Wedding Day a Masterpiece!!! Not only are his arrangmenets breath-taking, he truly cares about his bride & groom....wanting to make our special day as less stressful as possible. The Day of the Wedding he even let us use his lighter because we forgot ours for our unity candle. Even calling to let me know we had a situation with the air conditioning in the bridal room and to let me know other arrangments had been made and not to worry. Truly unforgettable man. His flowers were exactly what we wanted and then some.....beautiful centerpieces and flower structures. I really liked how we were able to have a sample viewing prior to our wedding, of our table centerpieces. Afterward we were confident and secure how the flowers would look. (Also, at this time it gave us a chance to make changes to the arrangements as needed) Fortunately, we were 120% satisfied and LOVED everything and did not need to change anything. :) The flowers made our wedding day a magical and priceless day.
Kerim truly is the BEST FLORIST EVA!!!
Mr. & Mrs. Vergara
Kerim at My Wedding Blooms does as superb a job as everyone says online. My meeting with him was efficient and I truly felt as though he understood what I wanted and helped work within our tiny budget. He delivered on the most beautiful bouquet I could have imagined. My bridesmaid\'s bouquet, the boutonnieres/corsages, the ceremony flowers were gorgeous. He did not try to upsell me on anything and when I ended up letting him know I was going to have a friend do our reception flowers to save on cost, he was understanding, kind, and respectful which is so hard to find in a wedding vendor who is losing money on a client! I could not recommend Kerim more highly, and now seeing what a fantastic job he delivered I wish we would have allocated more funds to the flowers to have him do more!
There are so many reasons as to why every bride should want to hire Kerim of My Wedding Blooms. His motto is, "It's YOUR day, YOUR way!" Every bride wants to hear that their opinion matters and with Kerim, he will be honest from the heart, want what's best for your day and ultimately make your wedding venue look like pure heaven.
I was recommended My Wedding Blooms by genius Tom Buckley of Buckley Videography (I hired Tom for his amazing video talent - see my Yelp review if you are looking for a fantastic wedding videographer). I thank my lucky stars Tom recommended me to Kerim. I could go on and on why I hired Kerim and why I would hire him all over again if I had to do it again. Here are my top 10 reasons for hiring My Wedding Blooms:
1) Kerim is the best when it comes to artistic creativity, color, and putting together what you are describing as your dream wedding.
2) He will work with your budget unlike a lot of wedding florists I interviewed with. This was one of the major reasons I chose to work with Kerim.
3) Kerim will listen to your have great patience and genuine concern for making you feel beautiful and look fantastic on the day of your wedding.
4) He will return your calls and concerns. This may not sound as important as it is but when you come down to the very last days Kerim will be there for you not only as YOUR florist designer but also as a (much needed I might add) wedding coach offering words of support and encouragement.
5) Kerim was cool enough to share with me his wedding video so I could have additional reason as to why I would later hire Buckley Videography. From the very beginning, he was there to help me with big wedding decisions- talk about going above and beyond the call of a wedding florist.
6) He has a great sense of humor and down to earth- that's a MUST for me as a bride.
7) Kerim could recreate ideas I had seen in magazines and make them look better (and the replication was at a very reasonable quote - lower than most competitors in the Los Angeles County).
8) Instead of staff delivered my personal flowers/bouquets, etc. on the day of the wedding, Kerim came personally to thank me and congratulate me on the Big Day. WOW! What a touch of class! The other competitors made it sound like I would be lucky if I even got the chance to see them on the day of the wedding....
9) Unfortunately, my father passed away a month before my wedding. I wanted to carry a single white rose to place at the front chair in my memory and honor of my father. Kerim did not charge me for the rose. He was thoughtful, respectful and made sure to stay for part of the ceremony to see everything (scattered rose petal pathway) went smoothly.
10) Kerim and his team are fantastic. I have been to a lot of weddings and seen amazing flowers but My Wedding Blooms is a class above the rest. I can't stress at how Kerim took off the stress because I knew I could count on him to create gorgeous bouquets, center pieces, you name it... if you want breathtaking wedding flowers, your way, your style at unbeatable prices, hire Kerim and My Wedding Blooms. You won't regret it.
Thanks again Tom for recommending Kerim. You are a dream team every bride DESERVES to have on one of the biggest days of every girl's life.
My Wedding Blooms (i.e. Kerim) is without a doubt just about the best florist you could hire to help you with your wedding or event.
His talent, attention to detail, and the impeccable quality of the work are only outdone by his incredibly warm and genuine personality. I can't gush enough about our experience working with My Wedding Blooms and Kerim.
From the first meeting... to the execution on the day of our wedding, we could not have asked for more. Kerim went the extra mile for us time and again, and he was so patient with us as our concepts for our wedding seemed to change a few times towards the beginning. Kerim's input and experience were indispensable assets for us in planning our big day. The flowers looked sensational, his prices were reasonable, and his willingness to go above and beyond were clearly just an aspect of not only his business, but himself as a person. Professional all the way with a real personal touch!
Thank you, Kerim -- from the bottom of our hearts, we are so grateful for My Wedding Blooms and ecstatic that as soon as we met you, we didn't think twice about going anywhere else. We made the right choice and anyone who wants to hire the right company, MY WEDDING BLOOMS IS IT. PERIOD. I'D GIVE YOU TEN STARS IF I COULD :-)
Erika and Jason
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Kerim and the staff at "My Wedding Blooms." I was married in May of 2011, and one of the best decisions I made in wedding planning (I did it all myself-no coordinator) was hiring "My Wedding Blooms" to do my flowers. I was a very unconventional bride, with a strong opinion, and not-so open to other suggestions. Kerim spent two hours with me and my mom before we ever signed an agreement, or made a deposit. He truly cares about his brides, and that was evident in the time he spent with me. I described to Kerim how I wanted the room to look, and he assured me that it would be perfect. I had never gotten married before, or planned a wedding, so I had to just buckle down and trust his expertise. If you're a bride planning your wedding, you want vendors who exhibit qualities such as "My Wedding Blooms" : 1) easy to contact!! whether it was an e-mail, or voicemail, Kerim never was out of contact with me. 2) LISTENS to your vision, and appreciates that not every bride is the same. He took the time and really was on the same page as me. 3) is sensitive to BUDGET!- Kerim is very creative when it comes to creating arrangements and "looks" on a budget. There were NEVER surprises, or hidden costs, and he was honest with me. He can create centerpieces on a budget without looking "cheap." 4) BRINGS THEIR A++GAME- when my wedding day finally arrived, the room and ceremony site were beyond my expectations. It was absolutely perfect!! 5) The last and arguably most important quality you want your wedding vendor to have is a BEYOND SATISFIED bride who had the wedding of her dreams. Flowers can really make or break the look of a reception room and/or ceremony site; "My Wedding Blooms" made it absolutely perfect. (My wedding specifics:105 people attended my wedding; I had a sweetheart table and 12 guest tables. I used this vendor for ceremony site decoration and flowers AND reception flowers)
I only had one complaint about "My Wedding Blooms," and it didn't really have to do with the flowers at all. I had purchased chair covers and sashes long before and needed help putting them on the chairs the day of the wedding. When I mentioned in passing that I need to hire someone to do this, kerim immediately volunteered to put one of his staff members to work (for a reasonable service charge cost to me). While every chair had a cover and sash before the reception began, they were not done when the photographer was there to shoot the room. I'm sad because I do not have one picture of the whole room complete without any guests in it.
At my first meeting with Kerim, I shared with him my desire to have non-traditional floral arrangements at my reception. I had 3 long 20-ft tables and didn't want fixed arrangements, but wanted them to flow down the tables, different heights, candles and colors. And, WOW, did he deliver. He created lush, elegant, but not stuffy, tables exploding with color that exceeded my expectations. My guests kept taking pictures of the beautiful flowers and tables. And, to top it all off, the bouquets and boutonnieres for me and wedding party were just so lovely and perfect! Kerim is a wonderful, warm and professional man whom I would recommend without any hesitation to anyone seeking a spectacular florist who will do amazing things with even the most limited of budgets!
Kerim really cares about his customers. He really focuses on the bride and groom's wedding vision and recreates it on your big day. If you want quality flowers for good prices, we recommend My Wedding Blooms. We got married at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens on March 19, 2011. The flowers were absolutely magnificent. The colors and arrangements were so beautiful; almost dream like. Our wedding really was a dream come true. It was the best day of our lives and it looked perfect. Working with Kerim is easy but don't forget to confirm all of your viewing appointments the day before...we promise that it will all be perfect.
Kerim was an absolute treasure to work with. He put my vision to life at the church and the reception venue. From the flowers, to the lighting, to the linens, My Wedding Blooms is a one stop shop for your wedding needs. Kerim was able to provide magnificent centerpieces that blew away our guests. My bridal bouquet is still in-tact, and the wedding was 9 days ago! This shows Kerim only uses the freshest flowers in his arrangements. He was very conscious of our budget, but one would never know because the outcome was so spectacular. Friendly, courteous and professional. That is My Wedding Blooms.
It's no surprise why everyone loves Kerim. He instantly makes you feel like a friend instead of any ole bride. He really does take care of you, and tries his best to get you what you want. He is honest with what looks good and what doesn't, and suggests things that you would have never thought about. He asked me what my favorite flower was and I said, "it's the peony, but I know it's not available for my October wedding." He said, "let me see what I can do. It's not a guarantee, but since we had a cooler summer this year I may be able to get you some -- but it's not a guarantee." On the morning of our wedding, he knocks on my hotel door, and hands me a mixed bouquet of roses and PEONIES! I loved my bouquet, my MOH's, and the centerpieces. Everyone was scrambling to take a centerpiece home because he makes them with such care and creativity.
Kerim, you exceeded all my expectations and you were a great pleasure to work with!!
P.S., check out Kerim's awesome coral fish tank in his office. My husband could zone out for 30 minutes just staring at them.
My Wedding Blooms is awesome! I loved working with Kerim! He had amazing ideas and was very honest about what works and what doesn't. He made me feel totally at ease whenever I was worried about anything. I wanted red calla lilies for my bouquet, but Kerim was honest about the possibility of it not being available for my wedding so we came up with an alternative (but still awesome) bouquet just in case. He showed up with a beautiful red calla lily bouquet at my wedding, held together by ivory ribbon adorned with a lovely black and white pin! My Wedding Blooms did a spectacular job with all the bouquets, boutonnieres, ceremony decor, and centerpieces. Couldn't have asked for a better florist!
Honestly, there are pros AND cons to hiring them for your wedding. We booked Kerim as a recommendation from our wedding planner, who'd worked with him before and loved his service. When we sat down with him the first time, he was pleasant and enthusiastic and gave great suggestions, not to mention was willing to work with our budget, which was important. He was definitely the best priced florist we'd talked to.
However (the cons), the entire middle chunk of our professional relationship with him was STRESSFUL. It consisted of a lot of him trying to talk me out of my ideas and into others he preferred, which irritated me because I knew exactly what I wanted. I wanted classic, elegant, romantic florals, and he wanted me to go BOLDER. I even remember when we visited his shop for our centerpiece preview, and I asked him to tone down the brightness. How did he respond, you ask? He told the other bride there to tell me what SHE was doing, and how SHE was going bold! That may seem like a small thing, but I was seething inside. I calmly told him and her, "No disrespect, but that wouldn't be authentic to ME". I never once wavered with what I wanted, so I didn't like how he was trying to talk me into other things. He probably thought he was helping, but you should never tell a bride to be like another bride. I didn't care what "she" was doing, you know? This was my wedding, and that was hers.
Generally speaking, he was pretty unresponsive. I had to follow up multiple times on all emails AND ask my planner to call him before ever hearing back. Eek. And, let's briefly talk about how in the middle of the process of us finalizing our contract with him, he DISAPPEARED for THREE whole weeks. Three weeks of my husband (then fiance) and I calling, emailing, and leaving messages every day. Not ONE return msg or email. Not one. Finally, my husband called him and left him a msg saying, "If we don't hear from you today, we'll have to go with another florist", at which time he reappeared, saying he was sooo busy with this other wedding. That's fine, but wedding vendors need to be able to juggle more than one client at a time. Duh. He was so busy he couldn't even drop us a return email saying that he was tied up with another wedding and would get back to us soon? Even my planner couldn't reach him. SUPER frustrating for a bride and groom. Trust me.
He was very particular about working out his contract. I guess that's understandable, he feels his contract is fair and doesn't want to change things. But even when I would make changes to our order throughout the process, he wouldn't send me the new proposal with the changes because I "might change my mind" and then he'd have to do it again. Isn't that his job? I dunno, that frustrated me. Especially because when you are trying to make budget cuts, it's important to see what the numbers are going to look like as you cut, right? It made me very nervous to not be able to know exactly how much the florals were going to cost until the very last minute.
The pros were that we ended up coming within our budget, and also got beautiful linens from Kerim, and our centerpieces were STUNNING! We still have a few dried ones in our home because we can't bear to let go of them. I absolutely adored my bouquet, and his instincts to put a few ostrich feather tips in it was genius! I wasn't thrilled with the fact that he put ivory flowers in the bridesmaids' bouquets (we never discussed this) with the pinks and peaches, but this wasn't a huge problem. Overall, the flowers ended up being gorgeous and on time, and Kerim really came through in the end. He also seemed to be in better spirits towards the end and supportive of our special day.
Overall, I'd say it ended very well and we wish My Wedding Blooms the best. We were very pleased with our gorgeous well-priced florals and still are. But I can't lie and say that it wasn't stressful getting there. It was. To each his own.
Vendor response to review
I am deeply happy to know that we were able to capture your vision and make it a reality, that's our mission and your testimony makes us realize that we are still doing what we do best, create the wedding of your dreams within your budget.
At the same time, it is unfortunate that you felt that it was stressful dealing with us prior to your wedding. We strive in maintaining a high level of customer service and yes, it did take me a few days to get back to you guys but it wasn't negligence, I was in the process of putting together a wedding in Catalina Island and since this was something new to us, we were engulfed by all the preparations, visiting the site and making arrangements on location (Avalon, CA) for this particular wedding. I really hope you understand that since that wedding was coming up, it was my outmost priority at that time, just like you were in the weeks preceding your big day. We really apologize for that.
As for the boldness of the arrangement the day of the sample, I only followed the pictures you presented me. I have said this many times before and I would like to take the time to say it again, "Pictures can be deceiving". Photographers have the talent and the ability to make a rock look like a precious stone, and that played a roll in this case. I received a series of pictures from I was instructed to use that as a guideline, so I did. Problem was that the photographer overexposed the pictures a bit, which made the colors appear lighter than they color the flowers actually have. But that's what samples are for, to see in real lighting and without any type of photo doctoring what you are asking for and what you will be getting the day of the wedding. At the time of the sample, you asked me if I thought it was too bold, and that's when I presented you with my opinion. The bride that was at our studio viewing her sample as well, I simply asked her for her thoughts on the colors, I wasn't trying to convince you, I was just trying to get another opinion from someone else, that’s all, it wasn't meant to push you into anything, sorry to hear you felt that way.
Regarding our contract, we are sorry that you were disappointed by it but at the same time we were not going to let our own contract work against us. Our contract was created not to protect me or my company, it was made to protect both parties, client and florist.
Overall, we had a great time working with you and your flowers, even more so, we are thrilled to know that you were happy with the end result. I don't like to be redundant but I want to apologize if I wasn't able to respond to all your inquiries within 24 hours. I am the mastermind behind this operation and I have to personally attend to all of my brides needs, especially when their wedding is within a week or so, just like I may have done to another bride that wanted to ask me something a day or two before your wedding and I didn't get a chance to get back to her until after your wedding, I hope they will understand too. Please accept our apologies.
Kerim and the My Wedding Blooms team.
My Wedding Blooms and Kerim are amazing! From the first consultation to the day of, Kerim was able to take my vision and make it a reality even above my expectations. I have received so many compliments on the Arch, bouquets, centerpieces and the colors! Working with Kerim was like working with an old friend. He is a creative master and if given only an outline of what you want, he can create the most amazing works of art! He was on time and was able to create our dream with in our budget. I will recommend My Wedding Blooms to everyone I know.
great flowers, i told them that i dont want any flowers that bring bees and there was not one bee at my wedding! great people and they really know there flowers!
I'll probably end up echoing what everyone else has said. There is a reason he is the best and has so many awards. What I didn't realize was how much fun he was to talk to and plan the wedding flowers with... and most importantly how reasonably priced!!! At the wedding, every table we went to, the guests would point at the centerpieces and exclaim "these are amazing! who arranged these?!" Our ceremony arch was perfect and I adored my bouquet. Hurry and book him!
Kerim was very easy to work with. He has an understanding of what we were expecting for our wedding. He also know cost is another consideration and he was able to keep the decoration within our budget. He could have charge us more for decorating every little detail that my wife thought of, but he was able to convince her otherwise. Because you don't need to decorate the little details (poles of the canopy, flower petals covering the aisle, etc.), as other florist might just do as requested ah up the charge. I would recommend him as the florist to go to for weddings.
I used Kerim for my May 2010 wedding in San Dimas. He was wonderful, affordable and the flowers were wonderful. He was very easy to work with and really took the time to understand the vision I had for my wedding flowers.
Thank you, Kerim!!!!
Kerim is an exceptional man with a very creative eye for floral creations. We were very pleased with all our arrangements and bouquets. Our guests all raved about the quality of our centerpieces....some of the arrangements (orchids and roses) lasted well over a week and a half after our wedding! It was exactly what we were looking for! Thanks again Kerim!
It is amazing what Kerim can do with flowers. All my guests commented on how beautiful the flowers were and the center pieces. He made my vision come alive and exceeded all my expectations. He is great to work with!! I would highly recommand my wedding blooms for your event, I promise it will be the best decision you make!!
Kerim at My Wedding Blooms is such a wonderful gentleman to work with. He listens and really brings your vision to life. I met with him once because I live in Maine and the wedding was in California, and met him days before the big day. He works diligently and with great effort. They really have a great talent and know what they are talking about. Their prices are the best of all the florist I searched for, I was on a small budget. Not only is Kerim a great florist, he really cares about the bride and groom making sure they will have a good day and be happy. Words cannot express how much I love their work and their professional work manner.
Kerim did a wonderful job at our wedding. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous and it lasted very long. The service was very good and helpful. I would recommend him to anyone I know. Thanks for making the wedding of our dreams come true.
Kerim did a wonderful job on our wedding. The flowers were amazing and exceeded my expectation in every way. Kerim was very helpful and professional and I would recommend My Wedding Blooms to anyone since they have great service and quality.
Kerim is great! I got way more than I expected. I talked to a few different florist before booking my wedding blooms and he was the only that could give me exactly what I wanted + great service + reasonable price. My flowers were incredible and my guest loved them.
Kerim made my vision come alive. book him if you can!
weddingblooms did my wedding in oct of 09 and Kerim was awesome!!!! i would highly recommend him to EVERYONE who is getting married and wants their wedding to look incredible also with a great price =D Kerim is the most sweetest;nicest person and is very creative and is great at what he does...I had him make my bouquet on what he thought was best and it came out gorgeous!! I'm so happy we found him and hired him to do our wedding...all i have to say is....GREAT!!! GREAT!!! GREAT!!! =D
Kerim did such an amazing job on our flowers...the Ceremony Site, Centerpeices and our Bouquets turned our BEAUTIFUL!!! Kerim was very helpful and always gave us his honest and professional opinion as well as suggestions we ended up going with.
We would recommend My Wedding Blooms to everyone!!!
Kerim is amazing! We booked Kerim to do our flowers and linens for our wedding on 9/12/09 and we were blown away with the results. Everthing he provided for our wedding day was so beautiful and went beyond our expectations. He was such a delight to work with because he is so nice, gives great suggestions, insightful feedback, and produces wonderful work. We found Kerim through PW and are so happy we booked him. I received numerous compliments for his work on my wedding day because people were so impressed with his work. Kerim also provided flowers for my bridal shower, which were exactly what I had envisioned. I HIGHLY recommend Kerim and his work. He is a vendor that I would never hesitate to recommend to a future bride or groom. Thank you so much, Kerim!!! Your added so much beauty to our wedding with your talent.
Kerim was wonderful. He made our wedding a dream come true. The one thing that people kept raving about was our flowers. It was extravagant, elegant and absolutely gorgeous. The flowers lasted for a couple weeks following the wedding. Kerim also was wonderful to work with. He's very respectful and well-mannered. He's a true professional that knows his craft through years of experience. If he helped me choose everything with ease and was able to do it via computer. I would recommend him to anyone who knows what is beautiful.
Kerim of My Wedding Blooms is simply AMAZING!! you can't go wrong if you choose him. The flowers are out of this world. I was blown away on my wedding day when I saw my Bouquet. He's very creative and unique. I highly recommend him for any wedding/event!
Kerim and his team did a great job in creating a beautiful and color design for my wedding. Kerim as very professional and patient despite the fact that I changed my mind a few times. Kerim along with my wedding coordinator Katie Lee from Belladestinee created a design that was beautiful and reasonably within our budget. Kerim and his team did a great and seamless job in executing the decor at our wedding site.
Kerim did an amazing job. My venue was very elaborate so i didnt need a lot of flowers -only bouquets and boutonniers but they were amazing! Everything was just as I had imagined it. He even surprised me by adding a beautiful brooch on my flowers. I very highly recommend My Wedding Blooms.
I loved working with Kerim. I didnt need a ton of flowers but I still received exceptional service. My flowers turned out exactly how I had imagined them and they looked amazing! I would very highly recommend My Wedding Blooms to anyone who wants great quality, pricing and service.
My husband and I used My Wedding Blooms for our wedding this last summer. They were AMAZING. Kerim took the time to get to know what WE wanted - shared samples with us, showed us pictures, asked us LOTS of questions. No other vendor had spent that much time getting to know US and what WE wanted. It really put us at ease to know that we would end up with EXACTLY what we wanted. And the day of the wedding we were BLOWN AWAY. All the arrangements and the reception looked incredible. I've already recommended him to 3 of my friends who are planning their weddings. Thanks Kerim!!!!!!
Kerim at My Wedding Blooms was the best vendor I worked with throughout my wedding planning!! The flowers and linens he provided for my wedding were INCREDIBLE!! They were honestly the talk of the wedding! When I saw the ceremony space and the reception filled with the absolute splendor of his arrangements, I broke into tears. He gave me not only exactly what my vision was, but he exceeded my expectations. Every detail was perfectly coordinated and artfully done. From the first time I met Kerim, I knew I could trust him completely. He was honest about what would and would not work, he was more than fair in what you get for the money, and he was always there to patiently listen to me when I wanted to change something or had a moment of panic. For our wedding, we wanted some unique elements and Kerim used his creativity and expertise to deliver! Our wedding had a Beauty and the Beast "theme" and Kerim was able to create a rose floating in a bell jar for our head table--just like in the movie! I was incredibly happy with my experience using My Wedding Blooms and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone who wants a professional, reliable, knowledgeable vendor who produces fantastic flowers and linens at a great price. Thank you again Kerim--for everything! You made our dreams come true!
Kerim is awesome! he made my thoughts a reality and was so helpful throughout the whole process- even on things that he was not in charge of. Simply the best. I will recommend him to all of my friends who get married in the future!
Absolutely THE best vendor! I met with Kerim and fell in love with his work, his style, his vision, everything! He was so easy to talk with and understood what I wanted and worked with me to make my wedding day incredible. He is so amazing. I don't know much about flowers but that was not a problem for him. He asked me what I would like it to look like and he produced just that. He worked with me on my budget, which was really important to me, and everything turned out beautifully.
On the wedding day he worked the hardest of all the vendors. He came early and left late. Our wedding was outdoors and was really windy and it was very difficult for them to set up the trellis, but they got it done and it was perfect. The cake delivery was late and he waited until they came (several hours later) to decorate it. His work was phenomenal, his personality is wonderful, he has great work ethics and loves what he does. It was an great pleasure to have met him and worked with him and I would recommend him to anyone.
And my husband, who initially didn't care about flowers in general, was really impressed with his work. Down to every detail Kerim did a fantastic job. I am forever grateful. Thanks so much!! :)
Kerim is a great person to deal with. He knows his flowers and what flowers are available during your wedding. I'm excited about my wedding! He spent about an hour going over each detail and I really appreciate his time and patience!!
They did a great job! Everything was perfect. We didn't get a centerpiece since our venue was at a chinese restaurant but everything else like the bouquet to the flowers for the parents, everything was gorgeous. All flowers were fresh and beautiful. We definitely recommend this service.
Kerim is amazing! He was very easy to work with, and he always had really good advice. During our first meeting, I really did not know what I wanted except the color scheme. Kerim really helped me think about how the flowers and decor will all work together. For our next meeting, I brought pictures from magazines and other color inspirations to show Kerim, and he really took those inspirations and came up with something truly amazing for our wedding day! Based on the pictures I showed him, the understood the kinds of flowers and the textures I love. My bouquet was absolutely beautiful! I got so many compliments on how beautiful the centerpieces were, too. No matter which vendor you work with, it really helps if you do some homework beforehand so that you can explain exactly what you want. Kerim was not only very professional, he was always warm, funny, and sincere. I would love to work with him again! Thank you, Kerim!
Kerim made my wedding vision a true reality! I met him, and we instantly clicked! He knew exactly what I wanted my centerpieces to look like and executed them beautifully. The bouquets, boutineers, corsages and pomanders were fresh and beautiful. During our few meetings, Kerim was very attentitive, he listened to what I wanted and offered his professional advice, and we created together one of the most breathtaking ceremony and reception flowers. Kerim was very personable, he helped me feel at ease, he would answer all my calls and emails quickly. Kerim and his team were very professional on my wedding day. Kerim greeted me, showed me the flowers and bouquets, made sure I was satisfied with his work, and it all fell into place after that. I had no doubt that this day would be gorgeous! I would recommend My Wedding Blooms and Kerim to anyone looking for a florist.
All I can say is that they are amazing. Our wedding was so beautiful mostly because of the work on Kerim. I will let him tell you the chinese lantern story...but let me just say BREATHTAKING! Thank you.
i know 2800 is a lot of money for some people but you have no idea how much work this guy did and how nice everything was. this included 12 center peaces, 6 bridesmaid bouquets, 1 Bride bouquet, 5 groomsman boutonniere, 1 groom boutonniere and a bunch of flower peddles for the suite and for our flower girls to throw it was simply amazing
My Wedding Blooms was an absolute dream come true. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Kerim, who tirelessly worked wonder after wonder for our wedding. The ceremony flowers were simply stunning and exactly what we had envisioned. We don't know how Kerim managed to find peonies for the bridal bouquet, even though they were long out of season.
Our guests were even more dazzled by the reception arrangements. Using the apple tree branches from our family farm, My Wedding Blooms created an apple orchard out of high-rising centrepiece stands. They alternated the apple tree centrepieces with the ceremony flowers, which they rearranged in beautiful urns.
We toyed with the idea of having 3D effect chocolate apple branches to decorate our cake, but were told by our baker that it would take ages to create. Kerim engineered branches for the cake overnight that looked identical to what we had in mind.
My Wedding Blooms also came to our rescue at the eleventh hour: they created two extra centrepieces to accommodate unexpected guests with ridiculously little notice. We still marvel at the lengths My Wedding Blooms went to innovate and create designs to personalize our wedding and to suit all that we fancied.
It only took one meeting to find the arrangements that I wanted. Kerim Albanes is not only super personable he is very creative and I trusted him completely. My bouquet was even more gorgeous than I thought it would be! The bridesmaids bouquets were also great. Everyone loved the flower girl pomander. The boutonnieres were simple and elegant and so were the mothers' corsages. The centerpieces were amazing. We had a combination of short and tall centerpieces which photographed beautifully.
I cannot say enough good things about Kerim and My wedding blooms. They handled my flowers as well as altar decorations and even some lounge furniture.
My wedding blooms is very reasonably priced. Our wedding was about 100 people. 6 bridesmaids and 7 groomsmen. With everything we were charged about $2300.00.
Kerim the owner is the nicest person you will ever meet in the wedding industry. He was very helpfull giving us inside information about planning our wedding that most vendors probably would not. One exapmle was advising us that since our venue was near Dodgers stadium to check the Baseball schedule. If there was a game that night we would need to advise our guests of the additional traffic. Wouldnt you know, the Dodgers played the Angels that night and our wedding could have been delayed considerably if all our guests got caught up in that traffic.
Kerim was also very detail oriented. Without even asking he added little touches to our flowers that I never thought to ask for. For exapmle, he added a very simple yet very elegant broach to my bouquet. Such a simply gesture that made me feel like I was his only client and he knew I would love it.
We had very tall center peices. About 5 feet tall. Our guests were estimating that we paid $200 or more per centerpeice. They were half that. Of course we concidered smaller centerpeices to keep cost down but after Kerim put one together for us there was not way we could go with anything else as they were just what I had always envisioned. All flowers held together well even those that went home with our guests. (And yes, even at 5 feet tall, every single centerpeice got taken home)
I also mentioned that we rented lounge furniture from My wedding blooms. It was very chic white leather sofas in great condition and we loved having the lounge area element to our wedding.
All flowers and rentals were delivered and set up personally by Kerim. He was the first person I saw when I arrived at the venue. Everything arrived on time and picked-up with out any hassel.
After all was said and done, I couldnt have chosen a better florist. My wedding blooms was amazing and I highly recommend them!!!
Kerim was a fabulous florist! I would recommend him highly to any bride/groom. He understood our vision for our wedding and implemented his great creative ideas to give us the perfect wedding! I am pleased with everything he did for us!
From the moment my husband and I met Kerim, we have enjoyed working with him. He took the time to listen and understand our vision and executed it perfectly! I am constantly receiving compliments on my flowers from the photos I have shown colleagues and friends. I absolutely fell in love with my bouquet. I actually cried when I had to throw it out! Silly, but true. I would highly recommend My Wedding Blooms to any bride. My husband and I loved every meeting with Kerim, he is vivacious and fun to work with, as well as extremely artistic and professional. The wedding day went flawlessly and we couldn't have been more pleased to have known and worked with Kerim for our very special day. Without him, our wonderful vision for our day could not have been achieved! Thank you Kerim!
Kerim did both flowers and rentals for my May 2008 wedding. When I initially went to him I had some general ideas of what I wanted and he helped me to create a vision for our wedding. Come wedding day he was spot on. He did a wonderful job with all of our florals and rentals. Wonderful wonderful experience with Kerim!
We love, love, loved our bouquets and centerpieces!! When we first met with him we discussed my vision and showed photos to him of things I liked and disliked and he put together a stunning wedding for me! My guests were fighting over the centerpieces!Thank you Kerim.
I booked my wedding on May 10th, which was the day before Mother's Day. At the time of booking, I didn't realize that Mother's Day weekend was the second most expensive time of year to buy flowers. I went to Kerim and had very little knowledge of flowers or what I wanted. I showed him about 20 pictures of 20 very different centerpieces, bouquets, and accent flowers. Kerim got a feel for me and my style and came up with the perfect arrangement of centerpieces and bouquets without me even telling him exactly what I wanted! I was amazed with the sample centerpiece because it was perfect and I didn't want to change a thing! It was absolutely gorgeous!!! Kerim was friendly and easy to work with throughout the process and the price was extremely reasonable (especially for the weekend I chose). He was punctual on the day of my wedding and everyone was so impressed with the flowers. He did a fabulous job and I would strongly recommend him to anyone who's interested in a reliable, creative, intuitive and talented florist.
Kerim and his team at My Wedding Blooms were amazing. He really took the time to advise me since he knew my venue quite well. The reception room looked like a dream! I have heard so many compliments from guests ever since the wedding. On the day of the wedding, Kerim's assistant delivered the beautiful bouquets to my hotel and then Kerim and his team were at the venue early until the moment I walked down the aisle. His care and attention were exceptional. I also rented my chivari chairs, linents and lighting through Kerim and everything was exactly as ordered. I would highly recommend Kerim to any bride.
My wedding was just over two weeks ago and Kerim and his staff did a phenomenal job for us. Everything was just as I had envisioned it. Kerim did an initial consultation with me, a follow-up consultation where he provided a mock-up of the centerpieces and a final consultation where we went over all of the wedding day logistics and settled the bill. He hand-delivered my and my bridesmaids' bouquets to my home the morning of the wedding which I thought was a very nice personal touch. I got tons of compliments on all of my florals from the bouquets to the centerpieces. Also, the selling point for me with Kerim is that though he is very reputable, he is also reasonably priced and is willing to work with your budget. I would definitely recommend Kerim to other brides.
The flowers for my wedding were GORGEOUS, thanks to Kerim. I am one of those brides who initially didn't care about flowers, but as soon as I told Kerim what our wedding colors were, he had a ton of ideas from linen colors to my then-groom's shirt and tie color combination. As a result, EVERYTHING looked well-coordinated, crisp, and elegant. I loved all of the flowers he suggested, especially the cymbidium orchids and green roses - they really added a fantastic pop to our three-piece centerpiece. I had the three varying sizes of vases, which worked amazingly with the square theme we had throughout the whole event. Additionally, during our final consultation, he made a substitution that made our centerpieces even better than I expected. He made sure to ask if that was okay with me, and I told him to do whatever he wanted because I trust him!
Our gazebo was stunning, and I honestly was awestruck (so was my photographer!) when I saw my bouquet. It was soft and very pretty, not overly done. My bridesmaids' bouquets were beautiful and worked so well with the color of their dresses. Everything was ready when I got to our venue, and because I was late, one of the things I regret is that I wasn't there early enough to properly thank Kerim for all the work and effort he put into making our wedding truly amazing.
They did an excellent job translating my ideas into exactly what I wanted. I had created a very elaborate collage of all that I wanted for centerpieces, my bouquet, my bridesmaids, the boutoniers, etc. and they put together exactly what I had in mind! I was very satisfied!
I wasn't impressed with my flowers at the wedding. They weren't terrible or anything, but they just weren't impressive nor were they set up how they were supposed to be. To top it all off the broach on my bouquet was black (my wedding colors were brown and blue.)
Do not count on fast response to any questions. Communication was poor.
I just had my wedding in March, 2008. From start to end, Kerim was fabulous. I initially had a certain look in mind for flowers but Kerim actually knew my venue and advised me of which look what work the best. He wasn't wrong. The ceremony decorations and reception room were amazing. I ordered my linen rentals, lighting and chivari chairs from My Wedding Blooms as well and everything turned out exactly as I had envisioned. Kerim was at my venue early and stayed until I walked down the aisle to make sure everything was to my liking. I highly recommend Kerim to any bride.
I love Kerim and Carlos! From the first meeting we had with Kerim I knew I felt comfortable with him. He went through a bunch of files on his computer showing me dozens and dozens of photos of different types of flowers, colors, arrangements. It was impressive. He really knows his flowers. Anyway, he put together a gorgeous arrangement for my bouquets, centerpieces and other decor. I got so many compliments. It was great.
I love Kerim and Carlos! From the first meeting we had with Kerim I knew I felt comfortable with him. He went through a bunch of files on his computer showing me dozens and dozens of photos of different types of flowers, colors, arrangements. It was impressive. He really knows his flowers. Anyway, he put together a gorgeous arrangement for my bouquets, centerpieces and other decor. I got so many compliments. It was great
Kerim, the owner and operator, is very friendly and approachable. The prices were also very reasonable.
Good for the buck
Kerim was a blast to work with in the beginning. He listens and works with you and your ideas. I do have to admit, Kerim won't get back to your emails and your phone calls, but he understand that you have a 9 to 5 job and he will adjust to your time to meet. He can be very opinionated, but I think it's because he wants to help. My wedding day flowers were marvelous, and my guests couldn't stop complimenting me on my flower decor. He did exactly what I had requested of him, and I was really grateful. Kerim did such a great job, I was excited about referring him to all my future brides that would ask me for my vendor referrals, until we had a situation after the wedding.
The reason for my three star rating is because of a situation that arose after his services were completed. We met two weeks before my wedding to finalize my flower decor selections and to make my final payments. After I left I realized as I was organizing my paperwork was that I had overpayed Kerim. He had forgotten to put in my thousand dollar additional deposit I had sent to him. I had some modifications done to my decor, which would cost me additional money, so we made arrangements to have him drop off my refund check the day of the wedding. The wedding day comes and Kerim didn't bring in the check because he was in a rush to the ceremony site, but it has been printed out so he would mail it first thing when he gets back to the office. I trusted that Kerim would do so. To make a long story short I didnt get my refund check until couple months later. I made numerous attempts to contact him, but I didnt get a response. I was just simply disappointed in his respose method and delay for my refund. I am grateful that I did get my refund check but it just bothered me that I did not get an explanation or an apology, just an invoice highlighting the additonal charges that were deducted from my initial overpayment. I am just simply glad that in the end Kerim came thru to his promise and sent me my refund, because I have heard of some vendors that took almost a year to get money back.
Kerim is the BEST. He helped me organize my thoughts and pinpoint what I really wanted. I was about to change my mind about the centerpieces a week before the wedding and he was still patient with me. The flowers he delivered were amazing. I love that he personalizes his service. He is more like a friend than a vendor. When I changed my aisle decorations last minute, I was extremely shocked at how gorgeous they came out!
I would say that Kerim is the way to go. I don't regret a penny spent on him. He also has the best prices on chiavari chairs.
Kerim is the BEST. He helped me organize my thoughts and pinpoint what I really wanted. I was about to change my mind about the centerpieces a week before the wedding and he still was patient with me. The flowers he delivered were amazing. I love that he personalizes his service. He is more like a friend than a vendor. When I changed my aisle decorations last minute, I was extremely shocked at how gorgeous they came out!
I would say that Kerim is the way to go. I don't regret a penny spent on him.
They took some ideas and made them into a dream come true. When I got my bouquet and saw the amazing center pieces for the first time they took my breath away. Kerim truly has a gift with flowers. The only thing that the company needs to really work on is keeping up with their phone calls with their clients. Overall, the flowers were amazing and totally affordable. Anyone would be lucky to have him do their wedding.
My Wedding Blooms was my wedding day florist last September at my wedding in Santa Monica. Kerim was easy to work with and communicated easily over e-mail, phone or in-person. The price was just right. The wedding day set-up was very smooth. And the flowers were breathtaking and beautiful! Had my interaction with My Wedding Blooms ended on my wedding day I would be easily giving it 5 stars.
I contacted Kerim immediately after the wedding and asked him how I could preserve my beautiful bouquet. He offered to handle the preservation for me with a company he worked with in Texas (who I unfortunately contacted later and they warned me that Kerim was a flake when it comes to this). We were about to leave for my honeymoon and my husband dropped off the bouquet with him. I told Kerim that we would only sporadically check our e-mail while in Europe. After we got back from the honeymoon I could not get Kerim to call me back at all. To make a long story short, I ended up taking Kerim to small claims court. He initially didn't show at the first hearing and the lenient judge granted an extension. Then at the second hearing he straight up LIED to the judge and I could not rebut. He said that he asked my husband for a deposit when he dropped off the bouquet and that since my husband did not give him money he did not proceed with the preservation and, thus, my bouquet died. He never asked my husband for the deposit. But the judge believed him and he won.
What the judge did not let me explain was if Kerim asked my husband for the deposit, and my husband supposedly did not give the deposit, why did he go ahead and take the bouquet from my husband?????? We had paid him cash for our wedding day flowers -- would we really have not given him the $100 deposit had he really asked for it? The truth is that he didn't ask for the deposit until he e-mailed us when we were already in Europe for our honeymoon. When he didn't immediately hear back from us he just decided to let my bouquet die. He never returned my calls and the only way I could elicit a response from him was by suing him.
Like I said, Kerim and this company do great work as florists. But my post-wedding day experience with him was so horrible. Should you run into problems with him Kerim might not call you back. I do not like putting up bad reviews but I wanted to share my experience with this florist with the general wedding-planning community. Take it for what it's worth.
Vendor response to review
My Wedding Blooms takes pride on the quality of the services that it provides, bringing a higher end of flowers at a more reasonable price. Unfortunately, we still work with the basic rules of business; services need to be paid for, in order for them to be surrendered.
In this unfortunate case, the groom was asked if the bride had send any money, to which he made a comment that lead us to believe that he had no knowledge of the fees. We proceeded to communicate with the bride and explain to her what we were going to do with her bouquet (we were going to replace some of the flowers that she had damaged during the wedding for FREE, so she wouldn't be charged by the preservation company a high price per bloom replaced). We continued with the e-mail exchange where I answer her questions about the process and then she asked how much it was going to cost. We responded her e-mail and told her that the displays for the bouquet ranges from $150 to $600+ and we told her that the preservation company requires a $100 deposit (if this deposit is not paid, they will trash the bouquet upon receipt), the estimated shipping cost ($90 +/- for overnight delivery to Texas) and the cost for the packing supplies ($15 +/-).
Then, silence, we never heard back from her. We kept the Bouquet for some time but since we never heard back from her, we assumed that they got sticker shocked and we disposed of the remains.
The presiding judge on this case did not believe our story and disbelieved hers. He just based his decision on the evidence presented to him. The court was presented with a copy of the contract between the client and My Wedding Blooms and also a copy of the e-mails between both parties. He read the thread of e-mails and ruled in our favor since he also felt that there was no clear confirmation from this client that she wanted to continue with this service after the price was given to her.
We regret that this happened but as a small business, we cannot spend money just like that. We don't mind providing the services but $200 dollars is not just pocket change.
My Wedding Blooms
When I first met with Kerim we instantly clicked and I was so excited about my flowers. I felt like I was getting a good amount of flowers for the price and he had some great ideas. The trouble started as time went on.
When we went to see our centerpiece mock-up we were very disappointed. First of all, he used pink roses in it instead of purple because the flower mart had not had any pretty purple ones and while that's not his fault, it was difficult to visualize what it would actually look like without the right colors. It was also a very odd share and my Fiance and I tried to work with Kerim to make it look more like what we had in mind. As we tried different things with the mock-up Kerim seemed to get very frustrated and when his next appointment knocked on the door an hour later he let them in and completely ignored us. He didn't even say goodbye. He just stopped talking to us about our centerpiece in the middle of the discussion.
The next meeting, about a month I believe before the wedding, we were talking about the votive cones that we were putting led candles in. He had promised to coat them in wax but was now showing us a sample that was only 1/2 covered in wax. It looked terrible and he explained that he didn't think it was a big deal. We compromised by using crushed white glass in the votive holders along with the led candles. (I must say, I loved this and it was his idea!)
I felt like he was constantly balking at my ideas when we met with him. I'd tell him what I wanted and he'd tell me that he didn't think it would look good etc. While I appreciated the guidance I ended up feeling that I had to go with his vision and not mine.
The day of the wedding had it's good points and it's bad. I had explained to Kerim numerous times that I was worried about him being late and that there would be extra traffic on the way to my venues. He was supposed to stop at the hotel to give the boys their bouts first and then come to the wedding site. He called 1/2 hour after he was supposed to be at the hotel saying he was running late (and he called me not my coordinator even though he had her number) and said he'd meet the boys at the wedding site. I had wanted pictures of the boys with their bouts at the hotel so this ruined this plan.
He was then an hour late to the hotel. My amazing hair/make-up artist stayed there longer than planned just so she could still put the flowers in my hair.
The bouquet arrived with different purple flowers in it then we had discussed. I had given him a picture of the purple flowers I wanted and these were not them. Close, but not quite.
My biggest disappointment came when I saw the bridesmaids bouquets. I had given him pictures of round bouquets with white calla lilies and we had discussed him putting light green accents in the maid of honors and light purple accents in the bridesmaids. The bouquets he brought were long stalks of flowers, not round at all. And the Maid of Honors accent color (which filled more of the bouquet than anything white) was bright pink/purple. Not the right color at all (and he knew what the color was because he was providing the linens in the right color). I honestly hated the bridesmaids bouqets.
I will say that the ceremony arch and centerpieces were beautiful and just what I wanted. He really pulled through on those. I can't compliment them enough.
Because they were late, however, his assistant was scattering rose petals out of an old cardboard box down the aisle while guests were already seated. This did not look good and it took away from the site.
Lastly, we had asked him to decorate this wooden arch that was above the cake table with some greenery and amaranthis. We showed him pictures of the arch and we paid $50 for this and it was never done.
I emailed him several times about it when I returned from the honeymoon asking for my $50 back and he replied back to me once about something else but never got back to me on this question. He never even answered why there was nothing on the arch.
In the end, some of the flowers were very pretty but some of it just wasn't what I wanted. The stress of him being late on the wedding day after I'd begged him not to made me very upset. I found him to be more emotionally inveseted in his design than invested in doing what the client wanted. I can recommend Kerim if you really stay on top of him and you have no vision for your flowers and can let him take over but otherwise I think you should look elsewhere.
Vendor response to review
We don't want to write a book responding to it so we are just going to make brief responses to as much as we can.
My Wedding Blooms strives in quality and does not cut corners when it comes to making a bride happy. With that said, we have to add the following:
- My Wedding Blooms provided this client with 3 samples, all three were what they requested but when they got to see their request materialized, they didn't like it and wanted to see another sample. On this one particular day, I spent more than an hour with this client when my next appointment arrived and I excused myself so I could proceed to show my next client their sample. then, they just got up and left. I don't believe that I was rude to them by attending to the appointment that was cheduled 1 hour and 15 minutes after hers. My intention was to attend the other client and then continue with them but they left before I could go back to them.
- My Wedding Blooms provides advice when asked, but ultimately, we do what we are asked to do. Our advice and our opinion are only given upon request.
Our slogan says it all "Your flowers... Your way!"
- My Wedding Blooms did not arrive late to the wedding, we simply were delayed. There was a Triathlon in Malibu that day and the police stop the traffic. No one could move one inch until they decided to let the traffic move. We were schedule to arrive at 11:30 and arrived at 12:06. The wedding ceremony did not start until 3 PM
- The bride requested Calla Lilies. Calla Lilies have long stems; Nature does not provide them in any other form.
- Shades of colors... Pink and lavender are the two colors with more varieties of shades than any other. We cannot guarantee an EXACT SHADE as the same bush of flowers can produce different shades, even nature cannot guarantee such thing.
- My Wedding Blooms was not late, the petals were placed purposely right before the bride walked down the aisle because of the elements. There were winds of up to 10 MPH (link to weather history for Sept. 14 2007 below)**. So, we consulted with her wedding coordinator and determined that it was in her best interest to hold off the petals until right before she walked down the aisle; it had nothing to do with being late.
**My Wedding Blooms always evaluates the elements such as heat, wind, etc. and makes adjustments to ensure that the bride will see petals down the aisle (like in this case) or may purposely delay a setup if we believe that the heat may damage the flowers (very common on outdoor setups). This is not intended to delay a ceremony or anything like that but is meant to guarantee that the bride will enjoy fresh flowers at the time that matters.
- The arch in discussion: My Wedding Blooms decorated such arch with the greens she requested FREE OF CHARGE. The arch was not wood; it was an Iron bar in the shape of an arch, which the wind broke the delicate greens that were requested by the bride. We couldn't provide a refund on something that was never charged for.
We are definitely sadden by the fact that the things that we did as requested, and the ones that we purposely changed for her benefit had been misinterpreted and turned into a negative review.
My Wedding Blooms
Kerim and Carlos were fantastic! They were very sweet and nice people which is very important and they worked hard to make my wedding gorgeous. The prices were great and their flowers and service was outstanding. The only problem was that I had a hard time finding his office. I drove right by it! LOL. But that was mapquest's fault.
We got married on 6/2/07 at the Ayres Hotel. What can I say about the fabolous Kerim that hasn't been said already. Kerim truly blew me away on our wedding day. He made all of my floral dreams come true, everything is what I wanted and more. I'm one of those brides that take obsession to another level, but Kerim put me at ease everytime we met. He truly is such a talented artist and has such an creative eye, I always trusted his opinons. We had over 100 roses in each of our centerpieces plus hundres more for our ceremony and Kerim gave us such a great deal. For what we got we should have been charged double!
Ladies you can't go wrong working with Kerim, he's amazing!!!!
I have a few pics in my bio if you'd like see. Please contact me with any questions, i'd love to help. Good luck and Congrats to you all!!
Kerim was an EXEPTIONAL vendor! He worked with my teeny budget and went above and beyond his duty for me :D
We received about half the services that were discussed. The flowers that were there were nice, but we had ceremony flowers falling off the pews before the ceremony. Missing flower petals, missing swag at the ceremony and reception, bride's bouquet in a different design than requested, missing flower petals at the ceremony, missing ribbon to hold the pew flowers...anyway, although Kerim is a very nice man, I do not feel I got the attention I deserved or paid for. Prior to the wedding he did not return my phone calls and his "assistant" arrived over an hour late to deliver the flowers to us.
Kerim, exceeded my expectations! He was so great to work with the entire step of the way.
I booked MWB back in May of 2006 for my 2007 summer wedding based on all of the wonderful reviews on this site and others. He was great on our first meeting and we hit it off immediately. I never even had a second thought about my flowers until shortly before the wedding because I knew they were in good hands with Kerim.
We had our final meeting with him 2 weeks before the wedding to confirm our plans and he let us know he would stop by our reception site that week to have a look at how he would hang our lights with his chiffon swag. I called him several times that week with no response and then twice the week of my wedding with no response. I followed up with our reception site the day before my reception and they let me know he had never come by and they also had not received a return call from him either. I finally received a call from him the morning of our wedding when he let me know his assistant was on his way but running late.
From the moment his assistant arrived at my hotel (an hour late - literally 5 minutes before our pictures) the disasters began. We had planned on having crystals on my bouquet and instead of crystals I had pieces of Styrofoam in my bouquet uncovered by the crystals that were supposed to top them. Kerim later explained that the blue crystals took away from the bouquet but I wish I would've at least had the option of asking for a clear crystal instead of him making the decision for me.
I also asked that he wrap the base of the flowers with a ribbon that was from my husband's grandmother's bouquet which I had given to him in our last meeting. When the bouquet arrived not only was it not tied on it, it was no where to be found for quite a while before we finally found it, taped to a bridesmaid's bouquet.
Then we arrived at our ceremony site... unfortunately Kerim was not able to do the actual decorating and his assistant came instead. Not only had we given Kerim given specific instructions on what we wanted for the ceremony but pictures and color swatches as well. Although it was never admitted, according to our wedding planner, he had forgotten to bring the chiffon swag that was supposed to drape the aisle way. According to a few people at the church, they had to come up with something and all they had in the back were some very old and sad looking strips of tulle. He also forgot the blue ribbon that we wanted to tie the flower arrangements around the pews with and although I did not want pew clips he used them instead (charging $35 per pew clip) of which 5 actually ended up breaking before the ceremony. Not only that but our guests and Pastor were actually having to attach them on to our pews with twist ties shortly before we walked down the aisle! We also requested a large amount of flower petals to be placed over our aisle runner (as we weren't big fans of the aisle runner Kerim offered with the flower print on it). We ended up with very sparse petals because the "large box" of petals that he brought "had to be thrown away before the ceremony because our church wouldn't allow them to be used on the aisle runner." We later found out this did not happen at all, and our church hostess told us that he came with only a small box of rose petals and he used all of that box.
Then we arrived at the reception hoping things couldn't get any worse...and to his credit...I did give him one star because our centerpieces were what we had wanted, as well as a flower arrangement at our escort card table (which we had viewed and approved a couple of months earlier). However, he also forgot to bring the chiffon to hang the 3,000 lights we had purchased (and had hand spray painted white) so he decided (on our behalf) to not hang them at all. We also discussed having a large amount of flower petals at our cake table where we found maybe 5 roses worth of flower petals scattered around. Considering they had to "throw away" 15 dozen roses worth of petals, it was a shockingly sparse arrangement of flower petals at the cake and reception tables. We never got an answer as to why the "large box of petals" couldn't have been used at the reception site after they decorated the church.
What I had thought was our biggest splurge and safest bet for our wedding, ended up being my biggest disappointment and cause of stress and frustration on our wedding day. I think MWB has gotten too busy for their own good and may be scheduling more weddings than they can handle. Although Kerim is a nice guy and refunded me the cost of my bouquet, if there was one thing I wish I could go back and change about my wedding it would have been our florist.
2/2009 Response to below...
The real truth of the matter was we did get in writing in our church contract that rose petals could not be used on the church's aisle runner but if we had our own (which we did get through MWB) that they were completely acceptable. We followed up with our church planner after we heard this story from MWB and we were told that the they were never asked about the rose petals, and that the florist had come with only the small box of petals and put out all they had. Our church planner even said that they thought it looked very sparse.
And btw, our reception was far from perfect. Half of our decor requests were completely ignored.
Vendor response to review
We would like to take the opportunity to advice all brides out there to always get everything in writing.
The truth of the matter is that the church in question (Trinity Baptist Church) only allows petals on their runner, a runner that they rent for $125. My Wedding Blooms provided the bride with a much affordable option ($37.00 installed) The day of the wedding, we were told by the church wedding coordinator that we couldn't do petals on our runner, that petals were only allowed on their runner ($125 worth). The problem is that the bride was never told this prior to us finding out the day of the wedding. They had so many limitations that were never disclosed to the bride until. After the wedding we told the bride about all of the things that happened on her wedding date that the church initiated. Every time we asked the church's wedding coordinator if the bride had been made aware of if (like the petals only being allowed on their runner), she would simply reply "I don't know, she was supposed to ask" This was confirmed by the bride with the church, however, we are being blamed for something we did not initiate. We do not have or request copies of the contracts for the church or the reception hall, so we trust that what we are asked to do is OK by the sites.
It doesn't make sense that My Wedding Blooms would provide excellent service on the reception but not on the ceremony.
It is very unfortunate that things like this happen but it can be prevented by obtaining limitations in writing. Every church has their own set of rules, ask about them even if you are not told at front, it may save you a headache at the end.
My Wedding Blooms
We got married on June 2 and worked with Kerim upon the recommendation of all the brides who wrote on this website and our wedding planners Karri and Courtney. My experience just echoes all that has been said before.
Kerim is great and was one of the easiest vendors to work with. He listened to what was important to us and made it happen, and stayed within budget, which was not much.
Everything was perfect with our flowers. If you are looking for a florist, you should definitely contact Kerim.
Thank you Kerim!!
The hype is true! His flowers are BEAUTIFUL. Most importantly I did not have to worry about a single thing. His company came through beautifully.. In the last minute rush I was busy with my DJ and a few other details.. I never once had to worry about if the flowers were taken care of. The bridal party flowers were delivered to our two locations on time and the night before the staff had been at our reception hall with us to help us set up the table linens & pedestals. I can't say enough good things about it.. Please see my photos for examples.
All the floral designs kerim created for my wedding were perfection. My bridesmaids and I loved our bouquets so much. I received soooo many compliments on the centerpieces over and over. It took the guests' breath away.
I also appreciated all the attention he paid to the details and I can tell he really loves what he does. I hope he keeps doing what he does because he is truly talented and charges very fair prices. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
I had to register to tell all you brides about My Wedding Blooms (MWB)and Kerim. I got married on May 12, 2007 and thanks to MWB, it was absolutely amazing and above and beyond what I expected! Kerim helped me every step of the way. When I met with him, I had a rough idea of what I wanted and he brought my ideas to life! Aside from having the "vision", Kerim delivered it within my budget and without skimping on anything. My husband, who is not easy to please, was in awe!
Long story short, my wedding was everything I wanted it to be (and more) and it wouldn't have turned out that way if it wasn't for Kerim and MWB. If you want the "wow factor" for your wedding, call MWB! You will not be disappointed!
Thank you Kerim!!! Pictures coming soon!
Kerim was great to work with. My bouquet was GORGEOUS. He was really good at being able to stick to our budget and give us everything that we wanted. We also rented our chivari chairs through him, so that saved us from having to hook up with yet another vendor. He was very receptive to my ideas and put up with me when I was constantly changing my mind.
my beautiful bouquet
ceremony flowers and decor
We were very pleased with how everything turned out. Kerim even surprised me with the crystal "K" on my bouquet wrap, which I thought was very sweet. We used low arrangements to line the aisle, then reused the arrangements for our tall centerpieces. We had gorgeous flowers for my bouquet, the BMs' bouquets, bouts for the GM, flowers for moms and grandmas, hydrangea pomanders to hang in the gazebo, flower petals to line the aisle, flowers for the top of the cake, and petals for the cake and gift tables. Even with our rentals we paid a very reasonable price.
I would give Kerim a 9 out of 10. In our correspondence before the wedding he was great, very accomodating. I was unsure of what I wanted and he was able to guide me in creating a look. My only 2 complaints were from the day of the wedding. A few of the boutonnieres were the wrong flower- still nice, just incorrect. All the bouquets and centerpieces were gorgeous. Also, the woman who came to deliver and set up was a bit rude and impatient, not the best person to represent the company. Overall, I was very happy and I received numerous comments on how beautiful my flowers were.
I just booked Kerim for my wedding after reading all the great reviews and so far he's been great. I met with him twice because I was unsure of my colors and the direction I wanted to go the first time. He was very patient and gave me some great ideas and when I went back a second time with a more detailed plan of what I wanted, he seemed just as excited as I was. He was able to work within my budget (which was my biggest worry), and his prices were lower than other florists I met with.
The vendor was good except that the bridesmaids flowers were not exactly what I wanted. The color was off. Plus, some things that were discussed with the florist were forgotten and not provided the day of the wedding.
Kerim is the BEST!!! He truly exceeded my expectations as a florist!! He went ABOVE and BEYOND to make my weddign amazing ....even going so far as to decorate my cake with flowers!!! I did not have a big flower budget AT ALL And he totally worked with me from beginning to end!!!! I HIGHLY reccomend him!!!!
Our flower order was very small, and I underestimated how much I would adore the flowers. I know nothing about flowers so for our alter and sign-in table arrangements I told Kerim the general shape and size I wanted and showed him pictures of the location. He took it from there and the results were perfect. Our bouquets… I absolutely fell in love with them. I showed him a couple pictures and he replicated them perfectly. He took the style of my dress into account so that the size and shape of the bouquet complimented the whole look. I loved my bouquet so much I took it on our honeymoon to decorate our room! Five days after the wedding it’s still going strong, so I’m now attempting to dry it. If I’d known how much I would love it I would have made arrangements to have it preserved.
I really love the centerpiece that Kerim did for me. The first idea that I had was very simple, but he put his own creativity and created something that was similar with the original idea yet different (in a very nice way). Even the flower for guestbook table was totally more than I expected. I heard lots of compliments from the guests on the flowers.
He probably is not cheap, but he's totally worth it!
Flowers was one of my biggest concerns, not so much because I was picky about them, but because I was going in 20 different directions with my theme and I was getting concerned about the outcome. I first met Kerim and presented him with all of my ideas and cut outs, as well as a nice stack of magazines with tags on the pages that had something that I liked. He first asked me several questions to determine my theme and vision, then he asked me to point on my own pictures the elements that I liked about a certain picture. After viewing several pictures, he told me that he knew what I wanted and then he started to show me on my own pictures what I liked about them and what I didn't liked. He sketched a piece that had the elements that I liked into one single arrangement and I fell in love with it (in Paper). When I went to see the mock up centerpiece, I couldn't believe my eyes, it was just was I always had dreamed of.
The day of the wedding, just when I thought I couldn't get any better, Kerim blew me away with flower arrangements that were more amazing that what I saw at the centerpiece viewing. He was my favorite vendor during the planning process and he's my absolute favorite now after the wedding. He orchestrated the fusion of colors on the flowers and the linens so beautifully that it really looked like a fantasy dream wedding. He arranged the lighting, the linens and some rentals for me, he is Amazing!
Strongly recommend him, he's worth every penny.
Last night when I got home, I found a package for me, it was my Bouquet that Kerim arranged the freeze drying. Kerim was right, it was just AMAZING!!! I was on tears and I couldn't get enough of it, I even wanted to bring it to work today. He has come through and gone above and beyond any of my expectations. I have no words to express my satisfaction with this person and his company.
I agree with everything that has been said! My wedding isn't until 2007, but after meeting with Kerim I am so not stressed about how the flowers will look. I did not think I could afford many flowers at the ceremony, let alone the reception centerpieces. I was wrong. Kerim calmed me down and we worked it out and now I'm getting more for my money than I had been quoted from other places. My wedding is going to be full of flowers and I can't wait.
Update: I love Kerim! We developed a fun friendship over the course of the year planning my wedding. He worked with my budget and was responsible for all flowers, linens and other rentals. He saw to every detail and executed well. Absolutely wonderful experience – can’t recommend him enough. There is a reason why he’s one of the most recommended florists in Los Angeles!
Kerim was wonderful to work with. He can make any nervous bride happy as can be. I absolutely loved my centerpieces and bouquets. They were so fresh that we took them home and were able to enjoy them for a couple of weeks after the wedding! It was wonderful. He is very talented, creative and funny! I enjoyed working with him the best of all my vendors. I highly recommend using his services!
From start to finsih, Kerim was wonderful. The banquet room looked beautiful. I ordered my linen rentals, lighting and chivari chairs from My Wedding Blooms as well and everything turned out exactly as I had envisioned. I highly recommend Kerim at My Wedding Blooms to all brides.
From our initial consultation, I was very impressed by Kerim's excellent customer service, creativity, and overall flexibility. When I had met with other potential floral vendors, I was told that using peonies would be too expensive in light of our budget. However, when I met Kerim, he asked me what would be in my "dream" bouquet and I mentioned peonies. Immediately, he reassured me that it could be done and made it happen! My bridal bouquet was exquisite....the bridesmaid bouquets were bright and beautifully arranged. My husband and I were initially not quite sure what kind of altar floral decorations we wanted. But once we described the venue and "look" we were trying to achieve ("something to match the natural stone look of the church"), Kerim had sketched beautiful design ideas within minutes. Out of all the vendors I interviewed, he came the closest to matching our budget as well as our visions for how we wanted our flowers to look on our special day. The only thing that happened that we didn't find out about until after the wedding from our coordinator was that the staff was about an hour late with delivering the flowers to the church (a bit nerve wracking for our coordinator). However, everything still got set up on time before the guests arrived and before our ceremony began. Thank you Kerim for all of our beautiful flowers!!
Vendor response to review
We at My Wedding Blooms are pleased to hear that our services measured up to your expectations. We always strive for quality and value, therefore, hearing this is reassuring that we are doing our job. As for the ceremony set up, final consultations are conducted two weeks prior to the wedding date and times are subject to change once we have contacted the person in charge at the location. One of our rules is to have the location set and ready to go 30 minutes before the event time. By reducing the time that the flowers are left unattended ensures that they will be at their best during ceremony and complete, as they were intended to be. We apologize if it looked on your side as if we were late but even if the church is available for set up the night before, but we only need 15 minutes to set up what we have, we are not going to show until one our before the ceremony time (unless requested at the final consultation).
Over all, we are happy to hear that your perception of our services was not tarnished but this minor misunderstanding, I will ensure that from this point forward, everyone is reminded about this on that final consultation.
Wishing you the best in your new life, Kerim and the My Wedding Blooms team.
Kerim was fabulous. He certainly "held my hand" throughout the wedding planning process and my many changes. I absolutely loved the manzanita branch centerpieces he did for my reception, but the deep burgundy peony wedding bouquet was my favorite. He was always professional and very fun to work with. I loved him and have to thank him for making my wedding and reception look wonderful.
Kerim did my ceremony and reception flowers, cake flowers as well as linen rentals and everything was absolutely beautiful! Everyone loved the centerpieces at the reception and I had many guests asking if they could take them home. I was so pleased with the look of everything I could still cry when thinking about it (corny, I know, but true). My bouquet was deep red with roses and peonies, and as a special little surprise touch he added a rhineshote pin with my initial to it. It was simply gorgeous! This is the best decision I made...hiring Kerim! I love that man.
Great. AMAZING for someone on a budget--and you would never know by looking at the flowers.
I even had to make a few last minute changes with the number of corsages and bouts that I needed--and she had no problem changing things around--she even gave me a few extra in case I needed them.
5 star is not enough to my wedding blooms:)
Florist made my bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and sweetheart table centerpiece. They were absolutely lovely. I request a lot to him, he's easy to work with. They delivered the flowers exactly on time, and the flowers were well constructed and GORGEOUS. He was so friendly and came highly recommended by other vendors.
we would highly recommend him to anyone for any occasion!
This florist was incredible! At a very reasonable price, he provided beyond-exceptional service and GORGEOUS arrangements and bouquets. Our wedding and reception looked like we had spent easily twice as much as we did. He was fabulous to work with, made excellent suggestions, was flexible (which was nice because I was planning from D.C.) and created exactly the look and feel we wanted. There was a single glitch about a week before the wedding and he dealt with it immediately and totally with no stress on our side... I could not have asked for more, we are forever grateful for his beautiful, impeccable work!!!!
Wedding Blooms did an awesome job at my beautiful wedding, definitely a great vendor! Kerim is very creative, friendly and talkative. we were a very happy and pleased couple with all the floral arrangements. The only unexpected surprise that my husband and I had was that we were under the impression that Kerim will be delivering and setting our site. Personally, if I make an agreement I normally like to discuss it with the person that will be involve in the project from begining to end. In this case, luckily he seems to have a very good team because I would refer him as they did a beutiful job.
I am convinced that our florist was not only one of the most reasonable in price, but the best florist in LA! He took my ideas and visions, made them his own, and gave me simple and elegant arrangements that I wanted. I couldn't have been happier.
It is definitely worth giving him a call and going to meet with him. He does wonders!
Pre-wedding Grade: 4 stars
Wedding Day Grade: 2 stars
Unfortunately, I didn't have the same great experience with My Wedding Blooms that other people have had. Everything was fine leading up to the wedding -- Kerim was very responsive to e-mails and calls and had great ideas -- but the execution was lacking on the actual wedding day.
The flowers arrived close to the promised time of 8:30 a.m., but there was a major problem: the mothers' corsages and the gardenias for my hair were missing. There was a box for the corsages that was filled with packing material, but the corsages themselves were missing. The employee who delivered the flowers promised to return with the missing ones in 15 minutes.
Forty-five minutes later, we had to leave for the church and ran into the employee in the hallway with the missing flowers. Once we arrived at the church, we discovered that no pins had been provided for the corsages or the boutonnieres and had to ask our coordinator to bring some to us. All of the waiting made us late for our pictures, which ended up being more rushed than we wanted. The men have no flowers in at least half of the pictures.
The aisle arrangements were stuck onto the chairs with double-sided tape but kept falling off -- only about half of them were still on when I walked down the aisle. The flowers that my mom had put in my hair (because they arrived after the makeup artist had left) kept falling out. Eventually, we ended up putting one of the magnolias from the back of the cake in my hair because we couldn't get the gardenias to stay!
I had a very small wedding (two bouquets, four boutonnieres, six aisle arrangements, five centerpieces, an aisle runner, and a cake stand) so it was even more frustrating that things went wrong. So, unfortunately, I can only recommend Kerim if you really stay on top of him and make sure that he delivers everything he's supposed to. Everything looked nice, but it was so frustrating having to wait around for it that it really diminished my enjoyment of the flowers and added unnecessary stress to our wedding day.
Also, looking at the pictures, the centerpieces we ended up with look a lot less lush than our samples were, though it's possible it was due to a miscommunication.
Kerim exceeded my expectations! He was so great to work with the entire step of the way. Even Brent was thoroughly impressed (and that doesn't come easy). I didn't have a specific floral vision in mind, although I went in not wanting tall centerpieces - until Kerim invited us to swing by his wedding (also at the LARCG) to check out his amazing, beautifuly, tall centerpieces. I changed my mind to tall centerpieces then and there!
Kerim made all my floral wedding dreams come true! He provided gorgeous bouquets for me and my gals, boutonnieres for the guys, flowers for the mothers, petals for the aisle and flower girls, a floral arch for the ceremony (which we put over the cake during the reception), centerpieces, cake flowers, and an arrangement for our lounge area - and everything was GORGEOUS!
Kerim officially expanded his floral business into a more full-service wedding business, including rentals and a day-of coordinator (named Ana), just in time for us to try them out. All the rentals we got from him were great, especially the chivari chairs and the furniture for our lounge area! Brent and I had so much fun taking pictures on the lounge furniture. And the lounge area was a bit hit with the guests, especially those who weren't into dancing but still wanted to be close to the festivities. TIP: Consider keeping an open mind with your flowers, maybe just a color palette and a few flowers you definitely don't want (like no carnations, for me).
Ana was definitely one of our best wedding investments! Because LARCG doesn't come with a coordinator (like a hotel would) and because you have to arrange everything yourself (ceremony and reception set-up), Ana was invaluable as she dealt with all of that. Ana provided a great timeline for me and another version specific to the vendors. She constantly checked in with me during the planning process to see if I need anything. (She got a quote for me from our alcohol vendor, which was really above and beyond her day-of duties.) She's also done more than 20 weddings at LARCG (including Kerim's!), so she knows the place (and its rules) inside and out. The only question I had to answer all day was how to pronounce someone's name. Ana took care of EVERYTHING! She made sure that the set-up and teardown happened without a hitch. If there were any fires, I certainly didn't know about them. TIP: If you can afford it, DEFINITELY consider getting a day-of coordinator. Despite all the planning you put into your day, you don't want to act as a planner ON the big day. Let someone else take care of the hassles while you enjoy your day!
What can one say about this guy that hasn't already been said? Kerim is absolutely amazing and can take a rainbow of colors and make them work. I never really had a vision for my flowers so when I met with Kerim I just said, "whatever you think, the girls are wearing red". He took those small few words and made it happen. Every flower was beautiful and he just went above and beyond my expectations…. If you are looking for a florist, you should definitely contact him.
Kerim was a peach to talk to and discuss what ifs on how to make my tiny flower budget look like a page from InStyle Weddings. He had a lot of great ideas on how to stretch my dollar without my decor looking cheap. My bouquet and my bridesmaids bouquets were beautiful. My centerpieces were lovely as well. My one disappointment was the flowers that were supposed to go on the flower girls' hair. The hairpieces were falling apart before I put them on my girls- I ended up having to repurpose them into little nosegays for them to carry rather than wear. Other than that slight snafu, I was pretty happy with the flowers.
WOW! what a great turn out we had. The flowers were brath taking! They were exactly what I wanted and more. We received so many compliments on all of the floral decor. He highly recommend you and thanks again for all your hard work.
Heather and Chris
Thank you, everything turned out so beautifully. I especially loved my Bouquet and our centerpieces.
Once again, thank you!
Thank you for doing a wonderful job at my wedding. The flowers looked Gorgeous!
Thank you so much for making our wedding so beautiful. You really have so much talent. You knew exactly what kind of wedding I had wanted and then made it even more beautiful and elegant that I could have imagined it to be. I feel very blessed that you were a part of my special day. You have such passion for what you do and it really shows in your work. I hope your business expands so that many other brides can have their dream wedding realized.
Cyndi and Clint
What can I say except THANK YOU! a million times over. You made all of my floral dreams come true on our wedding day. You trully are gifted, your work is amazing.
With sincere thanks,
Thank you so much for such beautiful flowers at our wedding. I didn't get a chance to say "Hello" that day. The arch was beautiful! I only wish I could keep my bouquet as fresh as it was that day!
Thanks again for everything!
PS. I will send a link to to our pictures...
Sorry it's taken a while but thank you so much for the beautiful job you did with the flowers. Many People have commented on how unique and beautiful the bouquets were and the centerpieces complimented the chapel so well. I will definitely recommend you to others, your creations were simply gorgeous.
Thank yuou so much for such a beautiful wedding day. The flowers, lights and decor were all amazing! We couldn't habe been happier. I felt very reassured that you were handling the important elements of the wedding.
Jane and Jeff
Thank you so much for helping us out with our floral design and arrangements. They were all beautifull! It really made our wedding day feel special and complete. We are really glad we picked you as our florist.
Our guest and family loved everything about it. Many of them wanted your information as their future reference too.
Thank you so much again!
June 7, 2008
Dear My Wedding Blooms, you guys did a fabulous job on the floewrs and we thank you for all your hard work. It made such a difference to have those flowers dropped off at the hotel and the pictures turned out great. You were a breeze to work with and your work exceeded my expectations. I received compliments on the arrangements all night long.
Kerim of My Wedding Blooms is your best choice for a florist. He is his staff make are creative designers. They have worked at the finest venues in Southern California, yet remain humble. In addition to floral design they rent high quality linens and chivari chairs.
Kerim is definitely a stand out from the other florists. His floral arrangements are both beautiful and within most brides budgets. If you're looking for flowers, give Kerim a call!
Kerim is absolutely a truly talented florist. His designs, creativity, positivity, and beautiful execution are some of the reasons I continue to send my clients to him. He also gives you the honest input that is so important when dealing with floral designs.
Kerim is great! Quality flowers, wonderful creative arrangements and personal service. Rated one of the best flower vendors by theknot.com.
A Fairytale Wedding
Kerim is wonderful to work with. Exquisite work lovely and unique ideas.
Tealight Weddings & Events
Kerim and his team did a wonderful job on a recent wedding I worked. His work ethic, personality and talent are remarkable and I can't recommend him highly enough!
what talent.... This past weekend Karim and I 'shared' a wedding. Our bride had originally envisioned her wedding under a chandelier hanging from a large tree. Since there was no tree, Karim created a standing structure with billowing material that held, yes, a chandelier!, and created the most breathtaking ceremony site. The reception set-up exquisite, the flowers perfection. A photographers dream!! My Wedding Blooms is at the top of my list.
I love working with Kerim! Not only did he do my wedding flowers, but working with him on client weddings is always amazing. I know Kerim delivers top notch services to his clients. His floral arrangements are always inspiring and I love photographing them.
I highly recommend My Wedding Blooms, in the past I have ordered several floral arrangements and I have ALWAYS been very satisfied. I no longer have to shop around whenever I need flowers for my wife, a show, or for my own special events. Kerim has an amazing talent and you will always get fresh and beautiful flowers for a good price.
I love working with Kerim and his staff. He is so very talented and professional. I love referring my brides to him because I know that their wedding will always look gorgeous. Kerim has an eye for colors and design and knows exactly what will work and what will not work. His best quality is that he is always very honest with his brides, letting them know what will or will not look fabulous and he is always right. I have never seen a wedding that he has done that was not picture perfect.
It with great enthusiasm that I recommend My Wedding Blooms. Kerim Albanes and his staff go far beyond expectations in designing, creating and executing the highest quality of floral designs.
I recently had a couple who hired me after they had hired their florist. With the wedding 30 days away and myself at an event in Vegas, the bride called me to say the she had to fire her florist and she didn't know what to do. She was in a panic. I told her not worry, called Kerim and by the next morning she had a meeting with him. He worked with her budget, created a design she was overwhelmed by and he was hired on the spot. The end result was breathtaking. His team decorated the church and the reception to perfection. She even rented his specialty linens and chairs, all at a cost less than she was getting from her venue.
The entire team worked so hard all day to ensure that her vision was executed flawlessly. Wedding Jeannie can't wait to work with Kerim and his staff again. He is on top of my vendor list. Thank you Kerim.
Your vision is important to us, and we work with you to create the wedding of your dreams. Each wedding is a unique experience, and during this time a story unfolds, with no detail left untouched and the end result being a fully orchestrated, elegant and artistically designed wedding. It is this attention to the Bride that creates not only a beautifully designed wedding but a day that will be remembered for a lifetime.
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