CRESS FLORAL DECORATORS is a wedding florist that has been in business for over 100 years and serves Manhattan to Montauk and beyond. Owners Tom and Lori, who have worked together in the floral industry since 1986, both have their own expertise to bring to the company. Lori worked in the garment industry for 10 years and now brings her sense of fashion to the floral business, working with customers to put beautiful color combinations together and design unique arrangements based on the customer’s personality. Tom was born into the floral business. His grandfather started Cress Family Florists in 1903. With this background, Tom has the creative skills to provide decorating ideas and create stunning floral combinations.
Tom and Lori will meet with couples throughout each important phase of the planning process. For weddings, CRESS FLORAL DECORATORS offers the following products:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Daniel · Married on 03/10/2018
Wedding venues you can look at, cakes you can sample and caterer's you can taste but a wedding florist you need to take on trust that they will put together a beautiful wedding for you. We went through two wedding venues with Lori and Tommy and they planned out every little detail of our special evening. Honestly as the groom I think flowers are something we underestimate quite a bit.
When the big night finally came I was absolutely stunned. The table pieces they arranged really made the evening. The Chuppah was the most spectacularly beautiful ornament I have ever seen at a wedding. They took an admittedly blank canvas of a wedding venue and painted us a masterpiece.
Raul · Married on 09/30/2018
Raul & Ruben, Giando on the Water
Working with Cress Florist was by far one the most memorable experiences we had during the wedding planning process, and here's why--they managed to create an experience that assured us we were working with quality people and professionals completely deserving of all their accolades while simultaneously making us feel as if we were talking to lifelong friends hanging out in our living room having a laid-back chat over coffee. There was a casual-exceptionalism about them that instilled confidence in us and we just knew the flowers were going to be exactly what we hoped for. Except we were wrong. They were much better than we hoped for. In fact, one guest was sure we paid a fortune for our flowers, citing an amount that was more than double what we actually paid. Needless to say, we were beyond grateful for Cress and their team. They truly delivered and contributed to us celebrating the best day ever--with the best flowers ever.
If you want to know a bit more about the specifics of the process, here it is:
1. We found and met with other florists. We really liked some of them but wanted to do our due diligence.
2. We went on The Knot and searched "Best Florist in New York" and found Cress Floral Decorators.
3. We called and talked with Lori and scheduled a consultation with her and her team.
4. We arrived at Cress and were greeted by Lori and her husband where she set-up coffee, pastries, and tea in front of a flatscreen with different floral arrangements displayed for us to enjoy.
5. We land on our colors, inspiration, and examples.
6. A few weeks pass, as we're emailing back and forth with pictures of flowers over Pinterest.
7. A few more weeks pass, we head to Cress for a sample viewing and leave a deposit.
8. Two weeks before the wedding, we emailed/called with final changes and Lori responded that day confirming the changes.
9. The wedding day arrives and we show up to truly spectacular floral arrangements.
We highly recommend Cress Floral Decorators! You will not be disappointed!
Susan · Married on 09/29/2018
We were recommended to several florists but after having met with Lori it was obvious that she would be our choice. Her attention to detail, willingness to work within our budget, creativity and enthusiasm made myself and my daughter feel as we were the absolute most important event on their calendar ! Which of course is not true but its great to feel that way. The most fun was the trial appointment where they painstakingly went thru each item and made sure we were 100% pleased.
Cress Floral Decorators are very professional and very creative. We worked with them for years and they provided flowers for many Weddings, Sweet 16's Bar and Bat Mitvahs, Birthdays and all other types of events here at the mansion of the years. The people are very friendly and easy to work with. The floral pieces are absolute top notch and flower quality is always the best & beautiful. They are very budget friendly and work great with all brides needs. We highly recommend their work. And the owners Tom and lori cress are gems!!!!!
Thanks CRESS FLORAL DECORATORS~!!! The best floral decoration and design~!!! We expect our coopration soon~!!! Happy Chinese Dragon New Year and all the best with you~!!!
KEA Event Planners, LLC. endorses Cress Floral Decorators. We utilized their services for our August 2011 Brides's wedding. They provide great customer service in a friendly environment. Their centerpieces, bouquets and displays are wonders to behold. They were able to replicate our vision down to the smallest details. We would definitely use them again and recommend them to others. We even have them listed on the 'Preferred Vendors' page of our website. -KEA Event Planners, LLC. www.keaeventplanners.com