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I did not end up with Carl Alan as my wedding florist, but the initial process with them was wonderful. Making an appointment via phone call is easy and they e-mail you a questionnaire to get to know about your wedding and style. At the 2 hour in-person consultation, Heather was very professional and prepared. When we arrived, she had already pulled some examples for us that matched up with our wedding colors and style. When going through all of our floral needs and questions, Heather we very detail-oriented and friendly. She was able to give us an idea of pricing before we left and even gave us tips on how to spend a little less in some areas. I received the proposal the next day. All communication was easy and quick. While we went with other florist for budget reasons (they were affordable, I just had a tiny budget), Carl Alan was my favorite florist based on communication, presentation, and trust. Carl Alan also did a wonderful job on my friend's wedding.
Everyone at Carl Alan has been great. They are quick to respond, have a beautiful selection and are flexible with my budget. I have not had my wedding yet, but so far they have been the easiest vendor I have had the opportunity to work with. I would highly recommend them.
Absolutely Beautiful Work!!!! Different from the norm! Vito is so amazing you will love working with him and he will create exactly what it is you are looking for. Everyone we encountered at Carl Alan was wonderful. No need to look else where...Carl Alan has it all.
Vito is such a lovely and talented young man and his unbridled enthusiasm for his work and for the bride fueled our project with such positive energy! He listened carefully to the bride's vision, adding his own expertise to create the perfect backdrop for her magical night. The ballroom was dazzling. The chuppah was magnificent and the centerpieces were original, sophisticated and gorgeous. As the mother of the bride, I gave him a budget and he easily stayed within it, which was huge. Of all the wedding planning tasks that my daughter and I tackled together, our collaboration with Vito and his staff was absolutely the most fun and least stressful. They really have their act together from start to finish. I look forward to working with them again for my next daughters big event! SPB
Vito and the entire Carl Alan team were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. I highly recommend utilizing their expertise for any and all floral design needs you may have. The service was impeccable and they helped me create the most exquisite arrangements without breaking the bank.
We went in to Carl Alan full well knowing that we weren't doing traditional floral arrangements and that all we needed was bouquets and boutonnieres. We also expected to be pressured in to changing my mind (as is usually the case with businesses in it to make money). We were pleasantly and overwhelmingly surprised by Carl Alan, and Vito in particular for not only being fine with the minimal floral input, but also the agreeable attitude that our wedding did not need to have floral centerpieces and decor. Even before seeing their beautiful arrangements, we knew we were happy we made Carl Alan our floral choice.
The end results of my request were just as perfect as their customer service. I had a cascading bouquet and baby's breath bridesmaid bouquets that were just gorgeous. My husband and groomsmen had amazing boutonnieres that matched everything perfectly. They really know what they're doing and I couldn't recommend them enough.
just came back from ordering the flowers for my daughter's wedding to take place 10/31/15. i was hesitant at first because i had never been in a true floral design studio. i felt out of place. then i met Vito; he was wonderful! he made me feel at ease, explained everything i wanted to know, showed beautiful samples and was personable and friendly. he complimented my daughter on her choices, added just the right amount of color to her choices to make them "pop," and was completely honest about pricing. i did not want to leave! as mother of the bride, i was offered the choice of having a corsage but declined at first. then Vito brought out black calla Lilies...OMG how gorgeous! I wanted them! even though i had declined to order a corsage earlier, i asked if i could have the lilies as my corsage and Vito was very accommodating. What an absolutely perfect visit! I am eagerly looking forward to seeing all the arrangements! Vito even gave my daughter a sample bouquet when we left. I love Carl Alan Floral!
We found Carl Alan from their reviews and to be honest, did not really care about flowers. That changed when we made our first appointment with Veto. Veto walked us through all the floral items and even put together a sample for us so that we could imagine what the flowers would look like. We needed my bouquet, 6 bridesmaids’ bouquets, 4 jr. bridesmaids bouquets, 10 boutonnieres and 3 corsages. We had 14 tables, 5 of which were large branch arrangements and 9 were smaller submerged flowers with candles.
Veto explained how we could save money along the way, without sacrificing how the room or flowers would look in the end. He was extremely positive and helpful. Although we originally thought the bill was high (we did NOT do out research on how much flowers cost), we learned that their pricing was extremely comparable to others in the area. We also found out that they are highly regarded in the area and their flowers hold up all day and for days to come. This made everything feel completely worth it. Veto even sent pictures on the Thursday before my Saturday wedding to double check that I liked everything. To be honest, the flowers were the one thing I did not worry about at all during my wedding weekend. I had complete trust that Carl Alan would make everything beautiful and they did. We received so many complements and would highly recommend Carl Alan Floral Designs.
Carl Alan was absolutely amazing from my first meeting with Heather until the very end when their team came to pick up the centerpieces. Very professional and friendly staff most importantly, we felt so comfortable and knew we would be taken care of and in good hands, there is not one thing we were worried about.
The bouquets are exactly what I described and look beautiful against the girls dresses. My bouquet was even MORE than what I imagined it would look like. Just beautiful.
All three styles of our centerpieces were something different and unique and that is what I love the most.
Thank you so much to Heather, Sarah and the whole Carl Alan team for everything!
The new Mr. and Mrs. Zappile.....xo
Let me start by saying Carl Alan Floral Designs was the best decision of our wedding. We went in for our consultation and were blown away by the presentation. Vito was so great and sweet. Even if he said the same things to every bride, I don't care because it made me feel special. It was nice to have someone gush over my flower choices. I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted, but they are the professionals, so I trusted them to see my vision and help guide me. And that's exactly what they did. The price was high, but not higher than other top florists. I had an appointment with another florist the same day(I'm from out of town) and I loved Vito's ideas so much that I kept them all the same. I was quoted nearly the same amount. Vito's presentation was also much, much better, and I felt like he understood what I wanted and was full of passion.
The day of wedding came and the flowers were perfect. They made the wedding truly beautiful. I couldn't stop looking at them. At the end of the day I don't regret spending the amount we spent, it was totally worth it. We had our wedding at the aquarium, surrounded by shark tanks, and the flowers held their own.
Carl Alan did our arrangements for our wedding recently, and they were nothing less than INCREDIBLE! Vito met with us to help decide on our arrangements. His vision is on point, and he was attentive and caught every details. He, like Carl Alan himself, has a true passion for his work, and it showed in everything they did for us. Truly an amazing experience!
Carl Alan was fabulous to work with and the arrangements were beautiful!
The original consultant I met with gave me an amazing background on flowers 101. Unfortunately, three months prior I was notified she was no longer working there and Vito would be my new consultant. Obviously I was worried my original vision wouldn't pan through, so he quickly jumped on the phone with me and walked me through my entire order all over again.
The outcome was more than I could have ever expected. The flowers were gorgeous and delivered on time to both of my hotel, the groom's hotel and venue. They even texted me pictures of the bouquets three days prior to make sure they were exactly what I wanted. The flowers we chose made our day that much more special to us. Thanks to Vito and the wonderful team at Carl Alan!
Carl Alan provided my husband and I with the best wedding experience a couple could ask for. Our wedding coordinator (Heather) and her team provided follow up for all questions and changes within 24 hours. As my venue is a nontraditional venue (The Mann Center), they did an amazing job helping us to visualize our wedding and create a look that reflected our tastes and complimented our spectacular venue. In times of crisis (a family chuppah abandoned by the bride 72 hours prior to the big day), the team at Carl Alan came through and provided an amazing alternative for our ceremony.
If you are getting married, trust Carl Alan to give you an amazing wedding experience without any of the stress!
We researched several vendors for our wedding. The prices were comparable among most of the vendors we looked at. What set Carl Alan apart was the professionalism and genuine care and interest shown from their staff. From the very first meeting, we felt that we could trust the designers would work hard to try to accomplish our vision. The other thing that really impressed me was their honesty throughout the process. They weren't trying to up-sell me. They tried very hard to stick within my budget and give me the flowers that I really wanted. The other thing I found very special was how professional they were on our wedding day. An assistant delivered the flowers to the hotel where we were getting ready that morning. One type of flower in the bouquet had started to wilt slightly. It was a flower that I really wanted. I called the office and explained my disappointment and concern. They did not have replacements for those flowers as they were special order and delicate. So... They actually took two different flowers, glued them together and painted the center part to make them look exactly like the wilting ones in my bouquet. They then brought them to the hotel and fixed the entire bouquet while I was getting ready. The bouquet then was perfect. I think they probably would have done this to begin with, but they know I wanted that particular flower in the bouquet. They were wonderful!!
Working with Carl Alan Floral Designs was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding day! They may be a little higher on the pricing spectrum, but this is because their professionalism, personal attention and product are SUPERB! During the whole process of planning my wedding, Vito at Carl Alan was an absolute pleasure to work with. I felt like one of the family! They worked so hard to get my bouquets just right, and my centerpieces were gorgeous. I would choose Carl Alan again and again! I really can't say enough good things (nor use enough exclamation points - !!!).
Carl Alan is the best wedding florist in the greater Philadephia area. Our flowers and center pieces were perfect. We loved working with Heather and would definitely work with her and Carl Alan again.