Looking at flowers, I had a pretty clear vision of the look I wanted - I just needed someone fabulous to help me pull it off and fine tune the flower selection! After much research and meeting with many of the florists in the wedding shows, Academy repeatedly was on the top of my list of favourites. Once I found out that Lauren was the wedding consultant, (a fabulous friend of a friend and very talented wedding expert!), my mind was made up.
From the start, working with Lauren and Academy was great. In our meeting, we discussed what I wanted, and Lauren gave such great ideas to execute it - even with one centerpiece being a little less 'everyday', they had the perfect sources and made sure that it came in as promised. The back and forth with Lauren after the consult made sure that we were taken care of. Even after I told Lauren I had won a free bouquet from the wedding show (which didn't end up going through, thankfully Lauren still took care of everything for me!), Lauren sent the florist a note explaining detail by detail, flower by flower, to ensure my whole wedding would be cohesive. WOW. Not many people would do that for their competition. The day of the wedding, I remember was such a blur, and at first didn't even feel like my wedding day ... until my flowers showed up. They were spectacular, and that was the thing that put the day into perspective and got me even more giddy for the rest of the day.
Walking into Bridges, the centerpiece took my breath away. We received (and still receive so many complements on them. They were executed so perfectly and were better than I could have hoped or imagined! The guests were so happy to take them home - and I was sad to part with them!!
Thank you once again to Lauren, and Academy for help in making our wedding day spectacular - you will be the only name I recommend, and the only supplier we will go to for our floral needs in the future. You are the best!!!