OCEAN FLOWERS & DECOR
The florals were perfect at our wedding! I wanted simple but elegant. I was looking for the wow-factor in the quality and display not in the extravagance and abundance. We got it! When I walked down the aisle to chuppah, it was so serene and beautiful all lit up against the dark sky and water. When I walked into the party room, it was transformed to sleekness and charm. Loved working with Guerdy and her team! Highly recommend for every budget and every style.
Guerdy was awesome! I was recommended to her by my friend who is a wedding planner. I wanted someone who would do an amazing job, be professional, and make my reception look fabulous. I got all of that with Guerdy! I gave her a price point and she was able to do everything I wanted within it. She was super responsive with our emails, answered any questions I had, and gave me great feedback. She even met me at the reception space to go over everything. My flowers came out amazing. My center pieces were spectacular! I was very happy with the job she did.
Guerdy from Ocean Flowers was amazing!! For some things, like our centerpieces we gave her an exact image to replicate and she did an excellent job. For others we just gave her and idea (bouquets) or let her run with it (card table). Everything turned out perfect and looked so beautiful! She was very patient and flexible with us and such a pleasure to work with. The photo I gave her for my bouquet was small and the flowers were not in season. When she brought my bouquet to me it wasn't exactly what i was expecting (but still absolutely beautiful). She didn't even hesitate, she offered to run back and make me another one and have it waiting for me before my ceremony and said i could just choose what ever one i liked better. You will not be disappointed. Guerdy is very talented!
Guerdy is AMAZING! When I first met her and showed her pictures of ideas I liked, so many of the ideas were actually her work. She was a great value but it might have been because I got married in January which is a quieter month. Guerdy is sooooo full of energy and you can tell she really loves her job. When I entered the ceremony room before the ceremony took place, I was blown away. The room was exactly how I imagined it would turn out. The ballroom centerpieces and the sweetheart table were exactly as I described to her and the centerpieces were just as they were in the sample. Everyone raved about how gorgeous the wedding was! Thanks Guerdy!!
Guerdy and her team are amazing! I used Ocean Flowers for flowers for our ceremony and reception - everything was just beautiful! They are a little on the high end compared to other places, but worth every penny! You will not be disappointed!
If you are getting married in Miami, I definitely recommend Guerdy. She is absolutely amazing. What I love about her is her energy, style and the fact that she can do wedding planning and floral arrangements because she owns both companies. Consider it a "one stop shop"!!!
Guerdy form Ocean Flowers is AMAZING! Her work is beyond beautiful and she pays attention to every detail. I had a destination wedding at The National Hotel in South Beach Florida. As a long distance bride, I started working with Guerdy, over the phone and via email, about 8 months before the wedding. She was extremely easy to work with and stayed within my budget. I was able to convey my vision of the floral décor, which she made a reality. I finally met Guerdy several months before the wedding. Not only was I impressed with her work ethic but also with her beauty. She is truly a beautiful person both inside and out. During our meeting I viewed my floral sample, which blew me away. It was larger and more beautiful than the picture I initially sent her. I listened to all of her suggestions because her experience as a wedding planner is unmatched. Having done many weddings at my venue, she knew exactly what to do in the space provided. Guerdy simply wants to give you the most amazing wedding possible. Our wedding was beautiful - it was so romantic and the atmosphere was perfect. It is clear that Guerdy takes pride in her work and enjoys making every event beautiful. We received, and continue to receive, raving compliments about her floral designs. I would recommend every bride use Guerdy. Her floral designs are not just flower arrangements, they are pieces of art. Thank you, Guerdy, for making my wedding day the best day of my life!
The flowers and decor were beautiful! I don't know much about flowers so I just gave Guerdy a brief description of what I had in mind and she went beyond and totally nailed it! Ocean Flowers definitely made my dream wedding into a reality! Highly recommend using them!!
From the moment I was in communication with Guerdy at Ocean Flowers, I knew that she would be great for my wedding. Guerdy has such an enthusiasm for her work, and gives personalized attention to each of her customers. During our initial call, we spoke at length about the floral needs of my wedding. Guerdy gave careful attention to detail and was able to suggest ideas to realize the look that I wanted while staying within my budget. Guerdy then subsequently emailed me a detailed quote for everything we had discussed and provided us with fair and reasonable pricing.
During our food tasting at our venue, Guerdy and Tom arranged a centerpiece sample for a table so that we would be comfortable with the arrangements, colors, and how it fit into the overall look of the reception. This was extremely helpful as we were able to see how the centerpiece would look in our venue and with our décor Needless to say, the sample was beautiful and worked perfectly.
Before the wedding we did have some minor changes to our overall floral requirements (e.g., aisle décor, etc.) and Guerdy was helpful and creative in taking the time to help me design the look I needed, sending me pictures and making suggestions to ensure that she created the image that I wanted.
Most importantly, on the day of the wedding Tom made sure that all of the arrangements were set-up and/or delivered without a hitch. The flowers were fresh and beautifully arranged, from the bridal bouquet to the aisle décor to the centerpieces to the boutonnieres. The colors were as planned and everything was just gorgeous!
Guerdy and Tom were fantastic in all respects. Thank you both for helping make our wedding beautiful!
I 1000% recommended Guerdy. As a florist and her decor are incredible. She is one of the rare vendors that you can trust whole heartedly to just "get it." You can give her a word or theme and she can create this vision of exactly what you wanted but didn't know how to achieve- which is a really incredible talent. Not to mention her taste is just exquisite. I think the mark of a great artist is one who knows when to stop and/or when less is more. Her work makes a statement, definitely, but it's never past the point of good taste which is such a delicate balance. My husband and I were looking through our wedding pictures the other night and both of us were just so amazed, again, at how beautiful she made everything.
As far as customer service, Guerdy is great. She is so friendly, I actually had fun when we would have meetings! She will work with you and is very flexible. And I have to say this, when you have her attention she is 110% she remembers nuances from stories you told her months ago and is really there and attentive. Lastly, and most notably because this is a true testament to the kind of business she runs, the morning of my wedding I was supposed to receive the bridal party's flower's at my house. When her assistant, Tom, who was supposed to deliver them got into an accident, she called or texted my sister, and had them at the church. I had absolutely no idea until after the wedding. Which was fantastic. She and Tom also tended to all the candles and made sure they were lit all night long which was just another example of their stellar service.
To start with, always make sure your wedding florist has passion. The florist needs to be passionate about your concept for the wedding and understand the vision you have for your big day so they can make sure they meet your requirements. I am extremely involved in each of the weddings I conceptualize as I understand that this is one of the most important days in my clients’ life.
I also try and think creatively about how the flowers can be used at the event. It is possible to save money by repurposing flowers in different locations throughout your wedding venue.
Always look for a florist that you can communicate with effectively. If you are having trouble getting your point across, or understanding which way they will go with the design, you might end up unhappy with the end result. As a South Florida florist, I always work extra hard to make sure I stay on the same page as my clients since they come from various ethnicities and it is very easy for a vision to get lost in translation.
I always find it is necessary to be patient with brides since sometimes they go back and forth between their ideas for the wedding day. It is, therefore, important for the florist to be understanding and patient because we often need to make changes as we go through planning with the bride. It is also important to listen to the bride and understand thoroughly what it is she expects from so that I can deliver everything according to the requirements.
I feel organization is the key to getting work done efficiently and effectively at a wedding. It is therefore important to sort out with the client the timelines they need various things setup as well as understand the venue so that last minute emergencies to do not arise.
My clients’ are invited to look at portfolios of my previous work so that they can see for themselves the excellent work we deliver at Ocean Flowers. You should definitely be wary of hiring a florist who is not comfortable showing you their past work. It is also important to hire someone who has a good reputation in the area.
Finally, look for someone who is able to have fun and make you feel comfortable. I work best with clients when our relationship is professional yet cordial, as that makes it a memorable experience for all involved.
If you keep these things in mind when you go looking for a South Florida florist you should have no trouble weeding out the good from the bad.