Recommended by 90%
Amanda · Married on 08/29/2015
Efran and Linda are the best florist team and one of our absolute favorite vendors we hired. Our flowers were FLAWLESS. They absolutely went above and beyond and will work with your budget and still get you exactly what you want.
They even did a "trial" centerpiece for us to come and see a few months before the wedding just to make sure we liked the flowers. Everyone was commenting on how gorgeous our flowers were and they really were perfect.
Definitely hire Elegant Thorn to do your wedding! You will be very glad you did!
Abby · Married on 06/22/2014
When planning my wedding, I didn't put much of an emphasis on my flowers. It ended up being what made the day in terms of creating the ambiance, feel, and emotion I was looking for. Efren and his wife are easy to communicate with, truly want to give you what YOU want, and are happy to follow direction and give their input on what works best. My flowers smelled unbelievable, looking vibrant, and were just perfect. My huppah took my breath away and the fact that they were able to provide lighting, linen, flowers, and candles was more than I could have asked for. Stop looking and go with Elegant Thorn.
Bella · Married on 07/13/2013
Thank you Linda & Efren for all the services rendered whenever I need you guys. Whether it’s flowers for an event, linen for a small party, or setting up a candy bar for me, I AM ALWAYS SATISFIED. I’m amazed at the work you do and was more in awe when you invited me to your daughter’s Sweet Sixteen a few weeks ago~~~Everything you did was Absolutely Beautiful!! Your vendors; from your music to the photo booth to the artist drawing pictures, were all so great. What delicious food, too! Too bad your reception hall owners in Bell Gardens failed you guys big time!! What banquet hall allows parties in their hall when their AC isn’t working?? Both of you handled a terribly situation gracefully & professionally considering how hot it was in there, but know that we all knew it wasn’t your fault. I’m having a big celebration at the Norwalk Sports Complex in July 2014 (by the way, they live up to their contract & have AC!!); so I will definitely need both of you AGAIN. And for those people reading the negativity below………don’t believe it!! Both these people are by far distorters or making false accusations against anybody!! Just check out their gorgeous work on their website and get to meet them~~you’ll know right off the back, the accusations below are FALSE!!
michelle · Married on 08/11/2012
Efrain was amazing to work with! He was reasonable, flexible, creative and never got frustrated with the bride's indecisiveness! We had seen his gorgeous work at three other weddings beforehand and knew he was the guy for us! Our flowers, centerpieces and Chuppah turned out beautifully. We received many compliments from our guests on the quality of his work and the attention to detail.
Thank you Efrain and Elegant Thorn!!
Jason and Michelle Troshinsky
Married August 11, 2012
User1726234 · 2+ years ago
I met with Efren a year before my wedding. We discussed my vision and I showed him some photos. About 6 months before the wedding we had a trial where Efren showed me what he had planned. Everything was exactly what I wanted. I wanted mason jars and branches and coral and wine colored flowers. He executed my vision perfectly. And the wedding was no different then the trial. In fact, it was even more amazing. I would definitely go with Efren and Elegant Thorn again. He was priced well and he is a very sweet man. A true artist with flowers!
Angela · Married on 07/30/2012
I had a birthday party for my son and the decorations & candy bar were absolutely amazing! Transformers party was the best deviated pay I have ever seen it was awesome! I would definitely refer them fir all your party needs.
I also ALWAYS use them for flowers i used them for flowers for my father's funeral in 2010, also for funerals in 2007, 2008 & 2009 and the flowers were amazing, the way they do the roses I have never seen before absolutely amazing.
My husband also uses them for Valentines Day, Our Anniversary & my birthday and allllll my Co workers rave how beautiful and huge they are, I LOVE THEM!
Helenne · Married on 04/20/2012
Dear Linda Pedroza, & Efren Sandoval of the Elegant Thorn,
I personally want to thank you for the beautiful care you took in seeing Lisa and Pete Linneman’s wedding aboard the Queen Mary on April 20, 2012. It was pure elegance. Your added touch in setting up the floral arrangements in the Chapel and Ballroom were absolutely stunning! All of our 180+ guests were in awe. I received nothing, but wonderful remarks of how beautiful the Queens Salon looked. The way you designed the table center pieces, sweetheart table and the intimate looks of the fireplaces were exquisite.
For some of our guests this was their first trip aboard the Queen Mary of Long Beach. The brilliant choice of flowers added to the romantic feel of the ballroom and of making people feel as if they were back in time when the Queen Mary made its maiden voyage. I will definitely advertise your caring touch, expertise in design and utmost professionalism.
If you could send me some business cards, I’d be happy to hand them out to people I know who are looking for a Florist. Again, thank you very much in making the Linneman wedding a huge success!
Helenne Asebez, Mother of the Bride
Asebez/Linneman Wedding, April 20, 2012, aboard the RMS Queen Mary of Long Beach
Lisa · Married on 04/20/2012
Linda & Efren are absolutely amazing! I wasn't really sure what I had wanted or envisioned for my wedding, they really helped guide me in the whole flower business. My mother (without my knowledge) sent them pictures of arragements she thought I would like, in reality it was what she had envisioned for my wedding, (I HATED them, and they read me like a book). They not only were able to read my style and expression, they were able to give me abundant options on what they thought I might like, and they were right. They were able to work within our budget, and went well beyond what I had expected a flower vendor to do (they also covered all my linens, candles, & mirrors). I have never in my life been asked "Are you sure?" more. They are really genuine people and really want you to have an amazing experience/day. I recommend them to everyone, no matter the size of event, they are able to handle it!
Fran · Married on 07/02/2011
If you are looking for a florist who will deliver the most beautiful flower arrangements for your special day, look no further than Elegant Thorn. The arrangements were lovely, fragrant, and fresh. After the reception we gave them to our guests and many of them informed us that they were able to enjoy the flowers for over a week! Also worth noting is that there is no job too little or too large, as their portfolio with impress you beyond compare. Thank you Efren and Linda for doing such a beautiful job for our daughter's wedding!
Lisa · Married on 05/14/2011
Elegant Thorn did an amazing job for my 5/14/11 wedding. The flower arrangements were absolutely gorgeous! Plus, Efren also created a beautiful flower archway for my ceremony, along with supplying and lighting and candles for the reception. Efren was very flexible and created sample arrangements so we could perfect the look that we wanted. He also came out to my venue so we could test the lighting and flowers in the room that the reception was going to be held in. We just got our pictures back and the flowers look so incredible! Plus, for what we got, Elegant Thorn was a great value. We compared prices before going with them and they provided the best product at the best price.
Attorney · Married on 08/10/2010
I have had the pleasure with working with this florist for two particularly large and elaborate weddings. Elegant Thorn exceeded all expectations, were very professional, nice and a pleasure to work with. I would whole heartedly recommend them to anyone.
Lisa Stern, Esq.
User3647782 · 2+ years ago
amazing, incredible florist! the price i paid for the value and professionalism we received is unheard of these days. Efren at Elegant Thorn took every single word and request i had not only into consideration, but flat out made my floral dreams come true. he suggested many price points for types of flowers, and we worked together to design what i wanted with the best priced flowers to create the look we wanted. ill never book another florist again except for elegant thorn!
Mary · Married on 10/18/2009
Everyone at my wedding kept raving at how gorgeous my flowers were. The owner, Efren, made them exactly how I had fantasized. They were probably the best wedding flowers I had ever seen. The best part was that his prices were better than most of the other florists. The only problem was that I had asked him to bring the cocktail table arrangements (used during cocktail hour prior to reception) into the ballroom for the reception (to put on the fireplace mantle), and I noticed he didn't do it. However, he did such an awesome job on the actual arrangments and other decor that I would recommend him to anyone. Overall, he exceeded my expectations.
A · Married on 07/26/2010
Elegant thorn was wonderful to work with. Very professional and delivered a great product. Everything was done exactly according to plan and the staff was very pleasant and accomodating. I highly recommend!
Noosh · Married on 08/30/2008
The owner, Efren, use to work for Commerce Flowers and has now branched out on his own. His floral work is amazing and I was uncertain whether or not I could even afford him. He worked within my budget and went above and beyond what I expected from him. Our flowers were amazing and everyone loved them. He was always on time for our appointments and showed up early to the venue to set up and stayed late to help break down. He even threw in free lighting for me which was something that I had wanted but couldnt budget for. He's very hard working and will work with you to come up with some great ideas.
Molly · Married on 05/06/2017
Efren used his special touch on our wedding flowers and they were breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL! I nearly cried when I saw my bridal bouquet, and was in awe of how fresh and gorgeous the arrangement was. Soon after meeting and reviewing our preferences with him, he provided us with two separate table arrangement samples (one of which he delivered to our home) to ensure he got it right for the big day. He was reliable, wonderful at listening, and able to work well within our budget. Would highly recommend!
User3235130 · 2+ years ago
After meeting with the florist, it was very hard to communicate with them.
They pretty much dragged me for over a month with slow responds for my emails and phone calls.
Ended up with their response " my husband booked with another big client"
"sorry first come first serve"
I thought it was very unprofessional to drag me for a month and leaving me with out a florist so close to my wedding date.
Will not recommend her to anyone.
Joanne · Married on 07/01/2007
Elegant Thorn is horrible. Everything about them is horrible. They are liars and cheaters. After paying them in full, they failed to bring the flowers for my cake and cake table and instead stole flowers out of the centerpieces to make up for that and the centerpieces were not as promised. They ended up refunding me some of the money after the wedding was over but no money can replace my wedding day and how unhappy I was with my flowers. It was most definitely my worst vendor. And on top of that, they were rude to me on the day of my wedding and yelled at me. They ACT really nice and friendly when you meet them, but it is all a show. The truth is seen after you have paid them in full on the day of the wedding. Trust me, stay away from them.