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Butera The Florist is a floral design studio focused solely on weddings and parties. we exclusively service Bar Harbor, Acadia and the Greater Blue Hill Peninsula region of Downeast Maine. We specialize in exquisite bespoke floral designs. For more than four decades our wedding and party clients have appreciated our ability to match BUTERA artistry to their own original style.

The first step is a meeting with Vince to explore floral ideas for your wedding day. During the consultation, colors, styles and fresh flower concepts are discussed to achieve a style that will tell your story on your wedding day. Butera The Florist is available to not only deliver the flowers, but distribute bouquets, teach proper holding techniques, install all floral decorating, and have everything “just perfect” when your guests arrive.


Vincenzo Butera (Vince) is a nationally known floral designer and speaker who has been awarded membership in American Academy of Floriculture, American Institute of Floral Designers and Professional Floral Communicators International.

Vince was inspired at age 7 to make Christmas centerpieces for his family out of fresh pine branches from his yard... that began his love of floral design. 8 years later he began working in a greenhouse and as a floral assistant, then received a BS Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley College with a focus on floral design.

1980 was the beginning of Butera The Florist, with a vision of bringing floral artistry to his hometown of York, PA. Now some four decades later, that God given talent and passion still exudes.

He and Carolyn, his wife of 42 years, fulfilled their dream of living in Downeast Maine and moved their home and business to the Blue Hill Peninsula of Maine in 2021, after being 4th generation summer residents of Swan's Island, ME. They have four adult children whose own creative endevours have them working in Maine and around the world.

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Connie Y. Sent on 12/22/2022
5 out of 5 rating

WOW! Everything you want in a wedding florist

From the initial call to the final delivery, Vince was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable about flowers and works tirelessly to build the perfect setup for your wedding. He starts with a "vision call" where you describe your favorite flowers, style, and vision for your wedding. From there, he proactively communicates every step of the way to deliver the most perfect flowers to match your vision. Without a doubt, I would recommend Vince to any bride / groom looking for beautiful wedding flowers.
Pearl Sent on 05/20/2016
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If you have the opportunity to work with Vince Butera / Butera the Florist - SEIZE IT!! He is incredible. From our first call to go through the process, to a couple onsite meetings to look through flowers and theme choices, he made me feel so comfortable and could take my ideas and turn them into far better aesthetic decisions. His shop is beautiful and I loved how he'd bring out the flowers he was thinking of using, helping me understand how he could pull color through as well as what blooms worked best for our overall look and feel. Even though I knew he was going to do an amazing job for us, when the day came I was just floored by how beautiful everything was - really beyond my best expectations. Our bouquets were just gorgeous, he came up to the room where we were getting ready to deliver them himself - and all the arrangements for the ceremony and reception were breathtaking - lush, romantic, and creative, unique as art should be. My dress was rose gold and he matched the color perfectly in glass globes he set out on the table, it all came together so wonderfully - my advice if you work with Vince (do it!!!) is to give him some ideas you like, then let him dream up how it can be made even better, he gave me options all along the way and also his advice, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with someone who is such a master of his craft. Stop your research and hire Vince now - you'll be so thrilled you did!!
Alexandra P. Sent on 08/30/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Vince and his wife are truly wonderful!

Vince was soo great to work with. He took time to call me on the phone and go over every single aspect of my vision and idea for my flowers for the big day. I even went up to his studio in York and met with him to review. He was so caring and really made my idea come to life. He and his wife did such an amazing job and created exactly what I explained in words! They are truly one of a kind artists! I wish i had all my photos back to post more pictures of his beautiful work. I couldn’t recommend him more!
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I've known Vince and Carolyn for over 40 years and have been working with them in the wedding business for almost 13 years. They are honest and extremely trustworthy. Their creative cannot be matched. Once you hire them, you won't have to worry about your flowers for your special day.

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Butera the Florist…literally words cannot express his creative genius for floral design! You have to see his work!!! Vince and his staff are so in tune with their clients needs and wants. People will talk about your bouquet and centerpieces for years to come!

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