Arlene is an amazingly talented florist who is the utmost professional with a fun and very creative side. I am originally from Boston, but I planned my wedding in San Francisco where I have been living for about a year. The biggest challenge was trying to find a florist that provided excellent work and service, and was also budget friendly. Also, I am usually extremely picky and not the easiest person to work with, and know absolutely nothing about flowers. Arlene totally broke me out of my shell and did not take advantage of the fact that I was clueless about her suggestions. Instead, she took the time to work with me and educate me on the flowers she thought would work best for my vision. And they were the best! My vision was absolutely brought to life and way more than I expected. Arlene is so easy to work with and has the ability to bring the loosest vision to life in such a fun and creative manner.
She provided flowers for the entire bridal party and did all of our flowers for the reception including decorating the cake. Her work was impeccable. My guests are still talking about how classy and modern the flowers were. She really completed my special day!
A big thank you to Arlene for her awesomeness!! I highly recommend Arlene! She is passionate about being a florist, and genuinely loves what she does.
P.S. Our ceremony was at The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and reception at The Top of the Mark. She truly transformed The Top of the Mark, which is hard to do because of the amazing view. She only added to that amazingness :) Thanks again!
Amazing - what a great addition the flowers were to our wedding - one of our most favorite parts! They were unique, beautiful and perfect for our tastes.
Arlene was very easy to work with and since we did everything by phone she came through with exactly what I had in mind for our tables. I would certainly recommend Violetta Flowers and if I have occasion I will call on them again.
Arlene was responsive, thoughtful, and able to make additional floral pieces at the last minute! Super nice, beautiful arrangements! Perfect combination of taking your ideas and melding them in with her expertise. Thank you!
Violetta did our flowers for our September wedding in Napa. They were absolutely amazing! The centerpieces, ceremony decor, and personal flowers were beyond beautiful. We met with Arlene a couple of months before the wedding and gave her some ideas, but mostly let her run with it. She did an amazing job!!! They were more beautiful than I could have imagined. Arlene and her staff were top notch: a pleasure to work with, reasonable prices, and an amazing product. I would highly recommend Violetta to any bride/groom.
Although my husband and I moved back to the Bay Area a few months before the wedding, we planned most of it across the country. Because of the distance, we needed vendors who we could trust, who understood our vision, and who didn't need to talk to us about every single detail before moving forward. These might sound like pretty basic necessities, but we had to shop around a lot before finding the right people. And even then, Arlene was the only one on our wedding day who we didn't need to worry about.
My husband and I are not experts in floral design, so when we searched for a wedding florist, we wanted someone confident with their own style and yet flexible enough to work with us to create something together. There is no doubt that Arlene is an artist, and we feel so lucky that she was able to make this part of the wedding truly enjoyable and stress free.
Arlene listened attentively and as a result the flowers were all we had hoped for and more.
Flowers were one of those things that made me really nervous because I didn't know much about them. Cake you could taste ahead of time, venues you can see and tour, floral arrangements not so much. When I was looking for a florist I had a hard time because nobody really has portfolios out there for me to look at without going to meet with them in person... nobody but Violetta! I love the way her website is arranged and how it gives you a glimpse into the variety of her work!
We met with Violetta and from the feel of the meeting, the understanding of the color scheme and feel of our wedding, and the comfort level in the meeting we decided to book her. We did not ever regret it one bit! Arlene was super easy to work with, flexible when changed the plans on her at the last minute, and her floral arrangements were beautiful. I would definitely recommend Violetta to friends and family!
The only sidenote is that while the bouquets and arrangements were quite reasonably priced, I felt the boutonnieres were quite expensive. We only had a few done by her for our groomsmen and immediate family and had my mom and aunts do the rest of the family/helper boutonnieres.
I highly recommend Violetta Flowers. Arlene is amazing! I had such a hard time finding a florist that understood my vision along with staying within my budget. From the moment I met Arlene, I knew she was the perfect florist for me! Her energy was so calming and positive...it was just what I needed from my stress of planning a wedding. I honestly felt relieved that I found Arlene, I completely trusted her. She is talented and professional. She truly took the time to understand my vision, plus had so many other great ideas that were incredible! Arlene stayed within my budget, yet somehow still provided quality work. On the day of the wedding, the flowers surpassed my expectations. All the creations were gorgeous! I feel so lucky to that I found Arlene, it was a wonderful experience to work with her.
Arlene at Violetta Flowers is wonderful to work with. She is so talented, but she also listens to exactly what your own tastes are. She was completely professional, and so sweet. Her prices are extremely reasonable as well. We absolutely loved our flowers and couldn't have imagined anyone doing a better job!
Violetta's floral designs are just gorgeous! For one recent wedding, she very expertly took the bride's color - purple - and integrated it into bouquets and arrangements in multiple shades, putting together vibrant yet elegant designs. I definitely enjoyed photographing her beautiful work!
Violetta's clientele range in scope from professional sports associations, celebrities and major luxury hotels. Yet, Violetta's first love remains creating unique arrangements for weddings.
Arlene and the staff at Violetta work intuitively with brides to interpret their needs so that their desires are translated into a gorgeous pieces that are true reflections of the bride's vision. Through artful designs Violetta is passionate about underscoring the joy and beauty of one of life's most treasured occasions.
Violetta has been voted one of San Francisco's Top 3 Wedding Florists and has been featured in publications such as Modern Bride, Today's Bride and Floral Fusion Magazine.