This is a long overdue "thank you" (I have no idea where my week went last week.) for all of your hard work at Sarah and David's wedding.
Everything was absolutely stunning. The chuppah, the tables, the fantastic guest book box- you are a genius! I cannot tell you the number of people who came up to me to ask about who did the flowers - people were raving about them all night. And of course, Sarah and David could not have been more glowing throughout the night. They were beyond thrilled with everything.
Virginia is working on the thank you notes for gifts, so I'm trying to help out with other important notes.
On a day filled with special and wonderful memories, the flowers by Ixora stood out in every way. They were simply fabulous. Color, variety, arrangement, presentation -- every aspect could not have been better. You can't imagine how many people were dazzled by the flowers, not because they were overpowering but because they were simply beautiful (and spectacular!). They added warmth, beauty, grace and elegance to the church, to the bridal party and at the reception. (And at the many homes they graced for days afterwards!)
Just as important, working with you was a pleasure. You were great in encouraging our ideas, rather than trying to substitute your own ideas, and then working with us very patiently to perfect those ideas. You thought not just of the flowers, but also of how they would complement the space and how the space might be improved in other ways. Your suggestions on lighting made a huge difference and were things we would never have considered.
Finally, your ability to deliver on time and with confidence, all while adapting on the fly to changes caused by rain, speak to the flexibility and professionalism of you and Ixora. It simply could not have been better. We are extremely pleased to have chosen Ixora.
Thank you again for making it a very special day.
Virginia and Blaine Cavena
First of all, I want to thank you for doing an amazing job with the flowers! They were more than I could have imagined. I can't tell you how many compliments I got on them! The whole night was truly incredible for me. Thank you again!
Thanks again for everything! It was amazing!!!
Now that I am back from my honeymoon and trying to get my head on straight, I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for the beautiful job that you did with the flowers at our wedding. The bouquets, church adornments, receptions tables and entry table arrangement were fabulous. Everyone commented on how beautiful and unique the arrangements were; they all wanted to know who the floral artist was that did such unique arrangements. I did want to say a special thank you for my bouquet which was everything that I hoped and imaged that it would be. Thank you so much for all of the time you spent with my mom and I working to get everything just right. All of the floral arrangements were just so beautiful and really contributed to making the day so special. Thanks again for everything.
Lisa is so sweet and so talented. I loved, loved, loved every piece she created for us. She was willing to work with my budget without compromising too much on the overall look I was going for. She made various suggestions and was not pushy at all, which was very refreshing because I had unfortunately come across various florists (some which are very, very popular on theknot.com) who were very opinionated and overbearing. The only little snafu we had the entire day was with Ixora, but to their defense, it was a miscommunication on my part (we changed the arrival time for my personal flowers the day before and I failed to communicate it clearly with them). I know I am starting to sound like a broken record with all these vendors, but I highly recommend Lisa to anyone who is looking for a...
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I highly recommend Lisa and Ixora. The flowers for our wedding and reception were absolutely gorgeous. When I walked into the reception, I seriously gasped. I could not believe how many flowers there were and how beautiful every arrangement looked. I received so many compliments on the flowers.
Lisa was very easy to work with and had great ideas. She met with me several times and listened to my ideas and concerns. We also rented linens through her and she created special table runners to accomodate our location's fire code restrictions, all while staying within our budget.
I was very, very happy with Ixora.
Ixora Florist in Pasadena recently did my December 10 wedding. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous, and Lisa Cardella was a pleasure to work with. I talked to at least 3 florists in the Pasadena and Burbank area, and Lisa was my first choice by a landslide. She gave me a very reasonable quote, and she was very professional. She listened to what we wanted, and then came up with something even more beautiful than I had imagined.
It was a rare drizzly day in LA, so my coordinator and I had decided to do the wedding inside. Lisa strongly urged my husband to make an "executive decision" to move the wedding outside, and he did. It turned out fabulous, and we didn't get hit by a drop of rain. She basically saved our wedding ambiance!
She also gave us assistance on linens and lighting. I would be happy to send pictures if anyone wants to see my flowers - just email me!
Hope you're doing well. I never had a chance to tell you how beautiful all the flowers were. I especially loved my bouquet and the chuppah...it was so lovely to see as I walked down the aisle. But I must say - all the flowers were amazing and exactly what I envisioned, so a million thanks to you and your team.
I'm packing up right now for our honeymoon! ...but, I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for the beautiful flowers and artistic talent you provided. Thank YOU so much for all that you did to make our day so special. The ambiance you created with the flowers was breathtaking. You made it magical! It was exactly what I dreamed of it looking like and more...!
‘Thank you’ simply won’t suffice to express my appreciation for your incredible floral arrangements, which made my 50th birthday celebration truly extraordinary. What you and your staff created was beyond decoration - it was truly art.
Thank you so much for your flexibility with the many last minute changes, and your wonderful taste in flowers and arrangements.
I so very much look forward to our next event!
All my best,
Gale Anne Hurd
The flowers you did for our wedding on July 16th were absolutely stunning! The bouquets and boutonnières for our families and all the reception flowers were just what I had envisioned. But, the bouquet you made for me to carry, incorporating my beaded flowers was beyond anything I could have imagined! It literally took my breath away.
Thank you for your imagination, care and total professionalism. You are great at what you do! Hope you are well and that we can use your flowers again soon!
…Once again, the wedding was absolutely magnificent. Your floral designs were beautiful and so very appropriate to our beach setting. I can’t tell you the number of people who complimented the flowers and asked for your name.
The other thing that was so wonderful was working with you. You were so easy to work with and interpreted Sarah’s visions so well. And I loved having you create the (sample) centerpieces as we stood watching. It really gave us a great feel as to what the day was going to look like (although I couldn’t have imagined it would have been as magnificent as it was!)
Please feel free to give my name out as reference if you need to. I would love to let other people know of your many talents!
It’s been two weeks since our daughter’s wedding and we’re still getting comments on how beautiful the flowers were for the ceremony and reception. The large urn arrangements, rose petal runway and aisle bouquets were so lovely and abundant. The silver centerpieces were made even more exquisite by the flowing flowers. Many people commented on how elegant the arrangements were and they certainly exceeded our expectations in beauty.
Thank you so much for sharing your talent in creating the many beautiful arrangements and lovely bouquets, boutonnières and corsages. We could not have asked for more perfect flowers for Nina’s wedding.
Even more important was the effortless ease of our working relationship with you. You were the perfect vendor. Not only were you and your staff talented, you were timely, did what you said you were going to do, and made the process seamless. As the mother-of-the-bride I was so wrought with expectations and hopes to give my daughter the perfect wedding. Naturally I was reliant on so many vendors. Again, you were outstanding. I enjoyed working with you on the details and when the big day came, I was so confident in you and your services that I was very calm and able to enjoy the day.
Your staff did a beautiful job transforming the ceremony site and reception into a dream wedding. They were attentive, patient and conscientious with every detail.
Lisa, thank you ever so much for helping to make our daughter’s day beautiful. It’s truly been a pleasure.