I wasn't planning on hiring a florist, but I am SO glad I had Anissa take care of making my wedding not just another wedding with centerpieces and floral decorations. From the second I walked into her studio, Anissa made me feel comfortable and not like I was talking to a vendor who wanted to suck me dry for some flowers, but someone who was truly passionate about her craft and truly wanted me to have the wedding I'd always dreamed of. I had some very unique ideas that she was more than enthusiastic to incorporate, and in fact, made them even better by taking them and turning them all into a work of art. I was literally on the brink of tears when I walked into our reception room; she took everything I had envisioned and made it ten times more beautiful. As she says, she's not a florist, but a floral designer, which is exactly what she did. She designed an aestheically gorgeous wedding and I could not be happier that I hired her :)
If I could score higher than 5, I would. Anissa at Urban Poppy created EXACTLY what I had always dreamt of. Talking to her over the phone, I realized that I had chosen the right floral designer. She took my ideas and created a Pinterest page so we could get more on board with one another. She listened to me 100% and took what I said and created the most beautiful arrangements! My bouquet was completely different from my Bridesmaids and yet completely cohesive.
I was worried with an outdoor wedding that whatever florals I went with would clash with what nature was offering, but I felt the exact opposite after the work I saw. I HIGHLY recommend Anissa and Urban Poppy. I wish I had another reason to use her work!
Anissa created my dream wedding look and the compliments on the flowers have not stopped!
Anissa was one of our best investments (along with our photographer). She did the flower arrangements, decorated our ceremony site and did the flowers for our reception site. We wanted something that was the perfect combination of subtle and elegant- beautiful, but not ostentatious. She pulled it off marvelously! She has such a passion for what she does and it shows in her work. She is a very warm person and is both flexible and easy to work with. We are very, very pleased with Anissa and would absolutely recommend her.
I hesitate to provide a review here because in the end my flower order turned out pretty well. I also know how much vendors rely on reviews to get new business. You'll see that my review seems harsh compared to the amount of stars I gave. This is because some of these issues may not be a big deal to others, but they were annoyances to me.
1) Urban Poppy was really hard to get a hold of and I couldn't reach the owner at all the week my final payment was due. This means that I was stressing out about getting my order finalized.
2) I asked Urban Poppy to create some centerpieces for me when I realized I had some extra money in my budget. She agreed to help me, but said she had to charge me a certain amount in order to make it "worth her time." And I was really turned off by that response and it felt like she really didn't want to do them. Plus when I asked her to e-mail me an actual quote for the price of these centerpieces I never got it. I decided to do centerpieces myself.
3) She didn't ask me what color ribbon I wanted until the day before my wedding when I was stressed out and busy. This seemed like a last minute detail she should have taken care of earlier.
4) I don't know if this is normal or not, but some of my flowers had already started to turn by the time my wedding rolled around and there were weird water dropplet marks on my succulents. This could just be from our fridge being too cold or the flowers going through too many temperature changes. Not sure.
5) And finally, this was probably the deal breaker, if you are picking up your flowers you need to get the pick up address from her. I assumed that we were picking up at the address on our contract. However, that was her billing address. My sister had to call and get the studio address. Anissa admitted that that happens to her a lot. Hmm, maybe she should make it clear where flowers need to be picked up. The last thing a bride needs on her wedding day is to run around looking...
Vendor response to review
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm really surprised at what you wrote but hope to clarify some things. It might help readers to know that you only ordered one bouquet, two corsages and three boutonnieres. I believe I explained I almost always do only full bridal and wedding flowers but thought I would be able to help out.
In the last month before your wedding you mentioned you might like me to create centerpieces for you. I went out of my way to create a Pinterest board for you and offer several options to help with your budget. You decided to do the flowers yourself.
When your sister, who was absolutely lovely by the way :) went to my house (which is my billing address) rather than my studio (which is clearly marked on my website and Facebook) she apologized and I said that's alright, it happens. It's only happened once before and I said that to make her feel better :)
As far as running around for your vendor, your flowers were packed and ready to go right on schedule.
What's most interesting about your comment is also concerning the ribbon and the bouquet itself. The morning of your wedding I called as a courtesy to ask about the color of ribbon to accommodate you. The bouquet itself was stunning and if anyone doubts that, they can see it from the photos I took that are clearly marked on Facebook. The bouquet was perfect. It was actually one of my favorites.
All that being said, I feel I spent a lot of time trying to capture your vision for one bouquet that I believed to be just as important as my full weddings. I'm sorry for any miscommunication and do wish you both the very best!!! Thank you :)
I remember in our initial planning that flowers were a low priority for us - why spend money on something that will only last a day? Needless to say, I am SO GLAD Anissa helped change our minds. Everyone was gushing over the arrangements and while the flowers might not have lasted, the photos will be around forever. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Anissa did such an amazing job with the floral arrangements at our wedding. Her excitement and enthusiasm throughout the entire planning process made her wonderful to work with. She was full of creative ideas, and overall was extremely passionate about my wedding, and her art. The final product was beyond what I had envisioned. Words cannot describe how incredibly beautiful everything turned out. I absolutely loved the center pieces. It felt like a David Tutera wedding (on a much smaller budget), and I cannot thank Anissa enough for everything that she did. I never would have imagined that I could have had such a beautiful wedding.
I absolutely loved the floral designs for my wedding. My bouquet was stunning and the floral sprays for the arbor were breathtaking. Anissa has a keen ability to capture one's vision for a wedding. She listens, asks questions and offers expert advice. She is detail-oriented too. I also love the fact that she incorporates non-floral elements to designs.
Anissa at urban poppy is very talented and clearly has an eye for design. The bouquets she created for me and my bridesmaids were beautiful and met my expectations. I was however a bit disappointed with the execution of my husband's boutonnière as the ribbon was not secure and one of the flower fell off early on in the day. My reception flowers were lovely but not what I envisioned. I believe this was due to a miscommunication over the number of tables there were supposed to be. About 4 to 6 weeks before my wedding I discussed with Anissa my concern that there would not be enough centerpieces given the layout of the tables. She assured me there were enough but the day before my wedding called me and asked my permission to make some last minute changes because it was going to look sparse. Instead of having tall centerpieces as was planned she used those flowers to create more low centerpieces. It looked very nice but just not what I had pictured. I do appreciate her making that decision and getting my permission to do this given the situation but I wish she had listened to my concerns earlier on regarding there not being enough flowers. I would recommend Anissa because of her talent but I would also advise future clients to be certain everyone is on the same page.
Vendor response to review
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Your input really helps to educate and inspire me. I'm so sorry to hear about Matt's boutonniere. With a hot August Savannah day, that can happen, especially since you needed the bridal flowers early. I wish I had known because I would have created another for him straight away.
I appreciate your comments about the centerpieces and the changes we discussed. As I'm certain you can understand, we initially discussed three different styled centerpieces for ten round tables. Three of those centerpieces were to be tall. Changing the style to banquet increased your length for table coverage by about four times. Respecting your budget, we transformed the look without changing the price.
I do wish you and Matt best and cannot wait to see photos. I'm certain you were absolutely stunning! Thanks again Victoria :)
Anissa at Urban Poppy made our whole design and vision come together! She went above and beyond just being our florist by taking the time to get a feel for what we were hoping to accomplish, and she made it all come together perfectly!
I had an amazing experience working with Anissa at Urban Poppy. She is so talented at her craft, and her passion comes through in the gorgeous floral arrangements she creates. She was able to take my vision for my wedding and translate it into perfect arrangements. I was completely awestruck by how beautiful everything was that she created for us on our wedding day. She was also very personable, accommodating and enthusiastic which I so appreciate. Thank you to Urban Poppy for making my wedding fabulous!
Anissa is amazing! I booked her for my destination wedding without ever meeting her! I just went off her website, positive reviews, and a phone conversations. Anissa looked through my personal wedding pinterest board and listened to my vision than made me a pinterest board based on them, to show me what she was thinking. She always checked with me to make sure my flowers were exactly right by asking tons of questions. Anissa was so accommodating when I changed the number of boutineers and corsages. And when they arrived! They were perfect! I am in love with my boutique. And all my guests keep complimenting the centerpieces.
As an additional bonus, Anissa works with a long term care ward to give destination brides like me the option to donate their flowers after the wedding instead of letting them go to waste. Instead your flowers can give someone else cheer!
Anissa from Urban Poppy was fantastic to work with. We were so impressed with the flowers that arrived the day of the wedding, they exceeded our expectations! We had a few last minute requests and Anissa was able to pull through without hesitation. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a florist!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Anissa Manzo of Urban Poppy. She is extremely professional and very creative. Our experience working with her was amazing - one of the best parts of our wedding! She is extremely talented and will make the process with floral design very enjoyable. She is a joy. :)
Anissa is an amazing florist. She extended herself multiple times for our long distance planning (even for a phone consultation over the holiday season). She took great care to fully understand our preferences and initial ideas around color and different flowers. We started with very simple ideas and Anissa was able to recommend multiple combinations of flowers that made what we could not verbalize come to fruition. She was very flexible in helping us stick to our budget as well. The final arrangements were so beautiful just as anticipated. To be honest, the florals were not a high priority in our planning until we spoke with Anissa. Her ideas, samples, and effort excited us more than expected. The flowers ended up being one of our most favorite elements of the wedding. Anissa was always very responsive and professional in working with us. After meeting with Anissa it was so obvious that she takes great pride in her craft and values her clients. We can’t express it enough…she is absolutely amazing!
Anissa is a delightful person to work with! She really takes your ideas and creates beautiful floral work! Thank you! Thank you!
Anissa of Urban Poppy was such an incredible vendor (and person, in general) to work with! My fiance and I planned our Savannah wedding from South Florida and since we had to rely 90% on email communication, we were so concerned that we would lose that personal input that makes a wedding so special. This was completely not the case when working with Urban Poppy. From the get-go, i felt like Anissa knew exactly what I wanted, even in areas where I myself didn't know. I was rarely able to articulate how I imagined the flowers to be and she was able to pull it from me and add her own amazing creative touch Urban Poppy is known for. Our flowers were unique and unlike anything our guests had ever seen before (which was so important to me). We are beyond thankful for Anissa and Urban Poppy and feel so lucky to have found them. I couldn't recommend Urban Poppy more!
Anissa with Urban Poppy is AMAZING. She really captures the vision you give her and provides you with beautiful arrangements. Flowers were something I really wanted to stand out, so I was willing to spend more to get something quality. Not only were the flowers exactly what I was looking for, the quality and fullness of the arrangements (from bouquets to ceremony pieces and reception centerpieces) far exceeded my expectations. The end product I received from Urban Poppy was worth every single penny. Thank you so much Anissa.
After being informed by our florist that she was unable to accomodate us due to a medical emergency, Urban Poppy Wedding, agreed to provide flowers for our wedding only a few weeks before the event. We were extremely pleased with the wonderful services provided. Our ideas were worked into the arrangements including our cotton collected as part of the decorations. All the flowers were beyond our expectations. The compliments from everyone who was there as well as those who have seen the pictures have included numerous comments about how beautiful the flowers were. Thanks so much for helping save the day!
Where to begin? Anissa with Urban Poppy is brilliant. She took as much time as I needed for her to understand my vision. She was willing to pour through photos, CAD drawings, etc. to fully appreciate what I wanted for my wedding. And when I changed the design of the bridal bouquet a couple of weeks before the wedding (after a moment of panic when I realized that the color I had chosen actually clashed with my dress), she rolled with it and designed a bouquet of perfection in its place. I have not attended any weddings where guests even noticed - let alone raved - about the flowers, but so many of my guests have commented on the reception flowers and my bouquet - they were absolutely stunning. I highly recommend Urban Poppy.
Anissa did an amazing job on our ceremony and reception flowers. She was always there to answer any questions I had. Anissa was great with getting all my scattered ideas and making them into the perfect flowers for our wedding. She is very knowledgeable of all the styles of todays brides. I My flowers were definitely my favorite aspect of my wedding. Absolutely stunning!
Urban Poppy did a great job of understanding exactly what I was looking for. She incorporated my personal tastes as well as a bit of my personality into the flowers. They turned out beautifully. She also came up with creative ways to help me save money and utilize my flowers for table arrangements at the reception - this cut my costs immensely and looked amazing. I was very pleased with Urban Poppy and would recommend them to anyone looking for a florist with style.
I used Urban Poppy for the bouquets, boutonnières and mother's corsages. All were well done and beautiful! Anissa did a wonderful job figuring out what I wanted (I was very unsure what I wanted at first) and bringing my color scheme together for a beautifully finished product.
Anissa did a great job talking with my mom and I to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. Even when planning the wedding from a distance, she made me feel confident that everything would be beautiful. And the flowers were perfect!
Anissa did a wonderful job with our bouquets & corsages! We came to her with only two months before our wedding and she produced beautiful flowers within our budget. The only thing I did not like was that I asked for SMALL pomander balls for the flower girls because they are 3 years old and 5 years old. When she brought the balls, they were huge and probably weighed close to ten pounds. I did not get a chance to tell her this the day of the wedding with all the commotion. The poor little girls struggled to carry them down the aisle! Other than that-everything else was absolutely beautiful!
I was going for the DIY route, became stressed and was referred to Anissa by one of my bridesmaids and was so glad I chose to use her. Anissa was creative, worked with my budget and offered great advice on the flowers. She also went above and beyond and ordered me lilacs last minute when no one else could...which really made my day :). The arrangements she made had the right amount of flowers, colors and organic and unique textures that just worked perfectly. I definitly recommend Urban Poppy for your floral needs.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Anissa at Urban Poppy. She was extremely helpful with suggestions and ideas to go along with our color palette. Her communication & responsiveness could not have been any better, I've already told all of my friends how impressive she was with handling everything. She was organized and ahead of schedule on everything, especially on the wedding day. Just can't compliment this experience enough. Thank you Anissa!
Urban Poppy Wedding provided beautiful center pieces, bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres for our wedding! Most importantly she stayed within our budget!
"Working with Urban Poppy for my wedding flowers was a delight. Anissa really listened to my ideas and we looked through countless numbers of books, photos, etc... to make sure we were on the same page regarding style, colors, and flower types.
The end result was contemporary yet tasteful and anything but cliche.
In fact, one of our guests who is a self-proclaimed "flower snob" could not stop gushing over how amazing the flowers were. That right there was the best compliment!"
married: 7. 15. 2005
The flowers and arrangements they do are always over the top!!!! She knows her work and does it well!!
Wonderful ! We had the pleasure of working with the lovely ladies at Urban Poppy recently, and they created an absolutely beautiful floral landscape in our venue. Stunning !
The top of the list in our recommendations for Florists. If you are looking for a creative, elegant, and beautiful collaboration of flowers and details, Urban Poppy will deliver. The flowers are always in perfect form with amazing color and subtle details that really take the arrangements to another level. Urban Poppy takes the world of floral arrangement, especially wedding floral, and brings an incredibly artistic and inventive passion to it.
Urban Poppy is a very talented and creative floral designer. It is always a pleasure working with Anissa and her team and our clients are always impressed!
I highly recommend Anissa for your floral and styling needs. She has an amazing aesthetic - offering more creative and natural looking arrangements and bouquets - a fabulous sense of color - she's a breath of fresh air in the florist and wedding industry. Not to mention she's a sweetheart and a joy to work with! P.S. She also knows how to get down on the dance floor ;)
Anissa is a very creative floral designer. She makes the most unique arrangements I've ever seen! She goes out of her way to give you ideas for your wedding day floral arrangement and works with you to create your vision. She has a very calming personality that will put you right at ease the moment you walk into her beautiful floral design boutique!
Here at Brockington Hall, we love the beautiful floral arrangements created by the consummate professionals at Urban Poppy! We borrow their postings on Facebook for our page all the time because they are so lovely and we know that our brides will be well-served by using their services!
Urban Poppy has the most gorgeous arrangements and they are an absolute pleasure to work with. They are our 1st choice when recommending florists to our brides!
Beautiful work....Im glad to endorse this Vendor in the Savannah area!!!
Anissa is amazing. Her florals are gorgeous and it is always a pleasure to get a chance to work with her!
Anissa at Urban Poppy is a joy to work with! She has wonderful ideas, keeps the brides on track with their vision. She goes above and beyond when helping you plan your wedding flowers! You will not be disappointed by choosing Urban Poppy for your wedding or event! The last time I worked with her she was on hand for the ceremony set up and then was there for the room flip as we transformed the space for the reception! She not only completed her floral set up but was there to assist with the overall room flip....she is a real team player, which is very important when choosing the vendors for your wedding day or event. She will make your event gorgeous with her beautiful flowers....and she'll look cute while doing it in her sassy apron!
Anissa's work is truly stunning - she is responsible for some of the most unique and elegant florals we've ever seen. Check out this wedding we did together here
Anissa is so talented! We catered her wedding and she did the flowers for the wedding and they were spectacular! Bright colours and totally suited to the day. She is also a pleasure to work with.
Anissa of Urban Poppy Weddings has to be one of the most personable wedding floral designers you will ever meet. She is awesome with the client and takes the time to get all the details of your big day right down to the gown your wearing to make sure your flowers are perfectly suited for your day, everything you desire and more.
She has an extremely outgoing attitude and works with clients to make their visions come to life on a budget that works for you.
I have seen her work her magic on brides that have no idea or vision of what they want for their big day and leave them smiling and inspired by what is to come.
If your looking for a wedding floral designer that offers a comfortable, relaxing studio environment and has the knowledge and vision to help make your ideas come to life then Anissa is the floral designer for you!
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I have been fortunate enough to work with Urban Poppy. Anissa's artistic vision and attention to detail are amazing! I would definitely recommend her!!
Beautiful and stunning are words that almost seem too cliche' to describe Urban Poppy flowers in Savannah Ga. I love the new style and chic look - everything is hand crafted and done to your taste. Annissa is fun and easy to work with plus her location is right in downtown Savananh Ga. Simply put, you can not go wrong if you go with Urban Poppy.
Anissa has an incredible eye for design with the ability to create everything from classic traditional arrangements to whimsical and exotic bouquets. She is a delight to work with and always professional.
Awesome Stuff! If you want real art at your wedding, contact Urban Poppy!
Congratulations and welcome to Urban Poppy, Savannah's very own bridal boutique dedicated to providing the most beautiful floral arrangements and creative decor for your special wedding.
My childhood love for flowers, natural beauty and design has translated into my business. Every wedding is as individual as each bride. Flowers are, I think, the loveliest way to capture the living beauty of that amazing day.
As a floral designer working with a background in graphic and interior design, I attempt to capture the whole vision of the wedding. Arrangements should complement, not overpower, the bride. Every bride (including myself-I'm the bride pictured above) has been tremendously happy with the expressive and unique bouquets I've created for them. I'm sure you will be too!
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