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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.
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!
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.
Carl Alan was recommended to me by one of my clients who used them in 2006 for her wedding. To be honest, flowers were very low on my budget list. It was a very pleasant and easy experience from the very second I called to make an appointment. Heather really listened to every single little detail I told her. Going for a more non traditional look with still a elegant vibe was what I wanted and she met my expatiations and then some. Showing me these beautiful black vases with ivory and champagne flowers and then suggesting three different sizes. The flowers were stunning. I have this weird hatred for ribbon, so Heather wrapped the bouquets in black wire. No detail was overlooked. We were actually a little under our budget, which just goes to show her honesty and integrity.
Words cannot describe the level of precision & detail that Carl Alan puts into their customers. They are very engaging and will attend to details that you didn't even realize existed! From the moment I met Vito, we were able to collectively (but I really cant take the credit) put together bouquets and arrangements that left me "wowed". They are not just a "flower shop" they really take pride in their customers, listen to your ideas and magnetize them to the 1000th power, all within your budget! They are really worth their weight in gold :-) If you want your décor to compliment you on your special day, I suggest you make an appointment ASAP!
Absolutely gorgeous work and worth every penny! Carl Alan designers crafted my vision - from the decor, to the bouquets, to the centerpieces - I loved everything!!! And they were great to work with. Love!!!!!!!!
What can I say, Vito did it again! He got my vision from day one. He sent my pictures of the bouquets ahead of time so that adjustments could be made if needed. The decor was amazing! My day was picture perfect thank to Vito!
I absolutely loved my flowers. They were gorgeous and all of my guests told me how beautiful they were. Working with Carl Alan was great, they were quick to respond, professional, and kept records of everything. They were very detailed oriented and extremely well organized. I was lucky enough to work with Heather and she was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend Carl Alan.
Carl Alan was amazing from start to finish. From the very first day we met with the staff we were greeted with open arms. With only a few ideas I placed all trust in their hands and let them do their thing. Carl Alan had updated us and was so understanding. Till the very end we were sent emails and allowed to make various changes as deemed fit. I even asked to have them work with my entire baptism dress to be wrapped on my bouquet and they made it happen even respectfully returning the remaining and unused dress. I can't thank you guys enough for all that you have done! Absolutely fantastic job. Speechless work and even more amazing customer service! Highly recommended!
The artistry of Vito Russo and the Carl Alan Floral Design team brought a fairy tale dream to life. The flowers were perfectly spectacular – from the show stopper table arrangements to the exquisite bridal bouquet. Five stars are not enough. Vito listens beyond what the bride says to really hear what is in her heart. I am forever thankful we chose Carl Alan Floral Designs for my daughter’s wedding. A wonderful experience from beginning to end.
Vito and the team at Carl Alan were amazing! From our first meeting with Vito, we felt at ease and in the right hands. Vito immediately understood our vision of the perfect flowers, and he and his team delivered! Everyone at Carl Alan was attentive, responsive to emails, and easy to work with. I was blown away from the samples that Vito created before our wedding, and I absolutely loved that he texted me pictures of my flowers a couple of days before the wedding. I have received so many compliments on how gorgeous, exquisite, and breathtaking our flowers were. The bouquets and centerpieces were outstanding. Every detail and flower was better than I ever could have dreamed! My bridesmaids noted several times that my bridal bouquet was the heaviest and most beautiful they've ever seen, and there wasn't a single filler flower in our centerpieces. Thank you for making our dreams come true!
We are so glad we chose Carl Alan as our florist! Heather and Veto are amazing to work with. They were so attentive, enthusiastic, and were genuinely happy to be part of our special day. They took all of our ideas and created beautiful floral arrangements, centerpieces, and draping. I loved my bouquet and the centerpieces were a gorgeous! They were also willing to work with our budget and showed us various options to meet our needs. I would highly recommend Carl Alan!
My husband and I are not artistic in any way. We came to Vito with only vague ideas of how we wanted the centerpieces and bouquets to look along with our wedding colors. The final products blew us away! Everything looked even better than expected (and we were already expecting pretty awesome arrangements). Our guests couldn’t stop complimenting my bouquet all day. We needed a florist that would take our general ideas and run with it; Vito did exactly that and then more. He wasn’t afraid to gently steer us away from less than pretty ideas. At the end of the day, I honestly cannot recommend Carl Alan Floral Designs and Vito enough.
This company is elite! Talk about owning your craft. Carl Alan does it! Just upon meeting our florist Pam and walking into the office, we knew we made the right decision. Carl Alan himself was so personable and my husband and I appreciated the heartfelt conversations he shared with us. Pam was extremely knowledgeable and knew exactly the simplicity of my concept. It was also wonderful that Carl Alan had worked with our wedding venue a million times before and was very familiar with the space.
A couple of weeks before the wedding, I recieved notification that my designer Pam was no longer with the company and that the Vice President Vito would be taking over. As any bride would do weeks before the wedding with these changes, I panicked (just a little). I wasn't sure if Vito knew of the things I was going for that I had personally and previously discussed with Pam. However, upon speaking to Vito on the phone I immediately knew I was in good hands. He was extremely warm and friendly and put my mind at ease. Professionalism at its finest. The room was immaculate and the glow from all the candles were very intimate. I will definately do business with Carl Alan again in the future!