Trish · Married on 12/03/2016
We live in Florida but had our wedding in San Francisco, where we got engaged! We had to find a professional florist to design our wedding bouquets and boutonnières solely on reviews since we live across the country. We could not have hired a better florist! She designed our flowers exactly like the photos I sent her and she always responded to my emails quickly. She delivered our bouquets and boutonnières on time for our wedding day and followed up on how we like them. Our wedding photos will look amazing because of her work and we are so happy we found her!Sent on 03/18/2017
Amy · Married on 08/27/2016
Not that Nancy needs any additional rave reviews because she is so clearly known to be fabulous, but I can't help but join her fanbase! I was planning a last-minute wedding and of course intended it to be casual, low-key event, and a (very talented) friend was planning to do the flowers. However, Nancy was the florist for my sister's wedding and did such an amazing job (let's just say friends and families talked about it for years to follow), my mom insisted that we hire Nancy. The first signs of Nancy's dedication--and kind, warm, generous spirit-- was that she had actually given her staff that weekend off but agreed to the job, AND was willing to travel to Lake Tahoe for it. She was also amazing at respecting my preferences despite my mom having somewhat of a different vision. Just after a couple conversations, I could tell Nancy understood me, so I trusted her experience and talent to do whatever she wanted--and the result blew me away!Sent on 11/05/2016
Perhaps the only downside to having Nancy is that the flowers may have upstaged me as the bride! Guests were stunned by how gorgeous the flowers and arrangements were--how many times did I hear, "Congratulations! You look beautiful! And your flowers are amazing!!!" The flowers singlehandedly turned my wedding from casual to classy in a way that I didn't think was possible. Nancy managed to stay true to the more rustic theme, but put a certain glow and sparkle into the decor that made everything magical. In addition to what she had planned, after arriving at the location and seeing the space, she added special unique touches that only a true artist can do. My wedding coordinator said that she had never seen a florist show so much dedication and stay so long at a site to make sure every detail was attended to. Truly, everything was perfect.
So, once again, mom was right! She made our wedding day more beautiful than I could have ever imagined!
VIOLA · Married on 11/14/2015
Hands down Nancy Liu Chin is the best in SF. She is highly sought after and books a year in advance! My wedding was in Carmel Valley at Bernardus Lodge and Spa. Nancy's team was on time and took care of everything. The flowers were well beyond my expectations. She is extremely talented and pays attention to every detail. The arrangements were so grandeur, breath taking and beautiful. I had several people tell me that it was the best arrangements that they have seen at a wedding. Nancy executed my vision exactly and as Nancy does best, exceeded my expectations. It's been 3 weeks since the wedding and my bouquet is still sitting in the refrigerator as I still smile when I see it. I still have flowers in my bathroom and around the house that are still living too! Her flowers are of the best quality and she does not and will not cut corners. I highly recommend Nancy and her team. Nancy is a professional event designer so she can carry out your vision to the fullest! I couldn't have been happier as everything was perfect.Sent on 12/04/2015
Jina · Married on 08/02/2014
We loved working with Nancy - she is absolutely incredible!Sent on 12/09/2014
Nancy designed the flowers for our wedding in August 2014. Nancy was recommended to us by our wedding planner (Meren Dehaze of A Savvy Event) after we showed her our inspiration photos and her recommendation was spot on!
We met Nancy in person for a consultation prior to booking and were thoroughly impressed. She asked us thoughtful questions regarding our preferences and was able to take our ideas and add her own creative twist. She also had lots of ideas to stretch our budget further and recommended ways for us to reuse our ceremony flowers for the reception. We really enjoyed her upbeat, outgoing personality and decided to book her services for our wedding.
Nancy was also very flexible during the planning process - we changed our dinner configuration from 6 small tables to 2 long tables which required changes in the centerpieces and seating chart. When I told her this, she was able to adjust the centerpieces quickly and also gave me a wonderful idea for the seating chart (incorporating a wine barrel covered with flowers and succulents).
My fiance wanted succulents and I wanted pink flowers for our wedding which could have been a challenging combination but Nancy pulled it off flawlessly! She took our inspiration photos and really outdid herself. The day of the wedding, I could not stop staring at our wedding ceremony arch - it was so beautiful! The bouquets also looked amazing. They were just what I had asked for, only better. She even included mint in the bouquets which smelled heavenly. Our guests could not stop talking about our centerpieces - many of them took the centerpieces home and have started succulent gardens from them.
I would definitely recommend booking Nancy for your event!
Anne · Married on 06/15/2013
All I can say is WOW!!!Sent on 06/27/2013
Seriously, that's how beautiful the flowers and decor were at our wedding. Sure I'm a little biased since I helped pick them ;) but many of our guests said they felt like they were in a dream. Nancy is one of those people who is truly passionate about what she does and it shows through in her work. We initially met and talked about my design vision. She then ran with it and came back with ideas that were above and beyond amazing. She made us these gold trees with orchids on them that looked like butterflies. The first time I saw one I was blown away. She also was very accommodating with some of our last minute requests to design a Persian sofreh for our wedding and it turned out beautiful. I can't wait to have an excuse to work with Nancy again!
Vanessa · Married on 11/26/2012
In November 2012 we travelled from Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco to get married at City Hall. Nancy was our florist. Our flowers were very important to us as they symbolised our journey together so far. We had been together for 12 years (the day before our wedding day) and only wanted Roses as our flowers as my husband would buy me a different colour rose every month for our first year together :) Nancy also worked with us to make this happen in the most economical way possible. Our flowers were just beautiful Nancy, thank you! From the bouquets to our table centrepieces to our cake flowers....stunning pastel colours put together with flair. Nancy your smile lights up a room, thank you for offering us so much more than a floral arrangement! You and your husband make such a great team. We are thankful to have met you at such a special time in our lives xoSent on 05/18/2013
allison · Married on 10/20/2012
Nancy is AMAZING! After meeting with Nancy, she knew exactly my vision and put it to life better than I could have envisioned. She is so bubbly and sweet - so fun to work with! She even created a shared Pinterest page for my wedding where we could both pin ideas and comment so she could get a better sense of my style. The floral arrangements at my wedding - from the garland to the centerpieces to my bouquet - were truly so beautiful and lush. I cannot recommend Nancy enough.Sent on 11/01/2012
Nancy Liu Chin Designs's reply:Thank you Allison. Working with clients like you and your mom....was a dream. You were ravishing! And it was such a lovely day. Thank you so much for your kind words. The entire team had the best time working on all the designs which were based on your awesome inspirations.
meghan · Married on 09/02/2012
One word.... AMAZING!!!Sent on 09/22/2012
I just got married on September 2nd 2012 at The Fairmont San Francisco and our wedding was absolutely beautiful. I hired Nancy Liu Chin because after searching hundreds of florists online I fell in love with her website. Everything on it was exactly my style and I knew she could make my vision a reality. I had big ideas with a somewhat limited budget for the amount of things I was requesting and Nancy really worked with me to get me what I wanted while staying withing a reasonable budget.
I live in San Diego so doing everything via email with my vendors made me nervous since I'm a control freak. But with Nancy I felt so comfortable because I felt she had the creativity do understand exactly what my vision was.
I am an Interior Designer so my attention to detail is a bit over the top. I would email Nancy all the time with pictures and ideas and she patiently accepted it all and dealt with my particular ways. I found specific photos on google images of things I wanted and Nancy did exactly what I asked. I feel Nancy is more than a florist she is a designer herself.
I peeked into our ceremony and reception rooms before the wedding because me being a designer, in my eyes, Nancy had the most important job of any vendor, the design! Most brides worry about everything else but this bride was obsessed with the floral design and accessories.
When I get my pictures I will try to udate this and add a few so you can see for your own eyes. I would absolutely recccommend Nancy Liu-chin Designs to everyone!! She can do anything and is so professional you know she will deliver an amazing product . Her communication and follow through was wonderful and she is a vendor you will not have to worry about she will get the job done, on time, and it will be spectacular!
Thanks Nancy Liu Chin Designs!
Nancy Liu Chin Designs's reply:Meghan....All the details looked amazing because of your inspiring words and your attention to detail. I have met many beautiful couples but you two were just so adorable. I have never seen so many family members come together to help create such a lovely wedding. Thank you from our entire team....we are honored to have worked with you.
Tania · Married on 07/21/2012
Nancy is amazing!Sent on 09/09/2012
When I first came to her, I had somewhat of a vision for my wedding. With her compassionate listening skills, she sat patiently for me to talk it out in a supportive way. She even googled some bridemaids dresses to help me better envision the color and design I wanted, to get the whole look! (this was just one of the things she did). I have no idea where I'd be without her. She was so helpful that she seriously could have been my maid of honor!
Her work is superb and everything down to the last detail was perfect or better than what I could have imaged. We went for the whimsical/romantic theme and until I saw her work, I finally knew what whimsical meant haha. I knew I wanted it, but couldn't describe... but Nancy knew! I received so many comments on her work with the saying "It's so you!"
She always encouraged the line of communication to be open and always made sure it was what I wanted. She event kept me BELOW my budget without sacrificing a thing...in fact it looked like she added on more than we could afford! Nancy was very easy going and fun to work with. My planners and coordinators all loved working with her! Her enthusiasm made me feel at ease and happy to be going through something big and frightful.
I'm so glad that she was my florist/designer! She's the best and only one of a kind who can deliver greatness.
Nancy Liu Chin Designs's reply:Tania and Mark --- it's you that we have to thank. When you showed me your mood board, I just went with it. My team took such pleasure in executing all the details from the branches, trees, to the hanging butterfly garland. What fun it was. And I thank you for always being so positive. Dream client for sure!
Victoria · Married on 04/28/2012
Nancy Liu Chin and her team were amazing. Nancy is incredibly warm and creative. She was always available via email and phone (we preferred email since we are New Yorkers who were getting married in Napa). After meeting Nancy in person, we felt completely comfortable with her vision. We gave her minimal guidelines and she gave us the most exquisite flowers and floral arrangements. They were beyond anything we could have imagined. I would highly recommend Nancy to everyone.Sent on 06/21/2012
Nancy Liu Chin Designs's reply:Victoria --- Thank you for the kind words. The both of you from the first moment we met gave me complete trust and support. That was so key and I passed those same feelings to my staff who designed from your beautiful style and inspiration. Thank you for always being so on top of things. We all enjoyed working on your lovely Auberge wedding and can't wait to see the images!
Lauren · Married on 10/23/2010
Nancy Liu Chin was absolutely amazing to work with for my wedding this past October. Her flowers were absolutely beautiful and she 'got' what I was thinking and my style right away. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted and she patiently worked with me to connect all my ramblings to an actual design. I was living abroad while planning my wedding and she was very flexible with how and when we spoke... she downloaded Skype and bought a headset so we could talk cheaply!Sent on 01/10/2011
Her work is creative, artistic, and unique - and her enthusiasm and clear love of what she's doing comes through in her designs and in the day-to-day of planning. She was also instrumental in helping me work through a few broader design issues, e.g. floor layout, reception flow, etc., which was above and beyond and that I very much appreciated. I was so pleased with the flowers on the actual day and enjoyed working with Nancy very much. She comes highly recommended.
Nancy Liu Chin Designs's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words. Truly blessed. We work hard at providing the best that we can and appreciate the sentiment.
Kathleen · Married on 09/04/2010
As all the reviews have already expressed, Nancy Liu Chin is a GENIUS! And worth every penny. My husband and I were planning our Labor Day 2010 wedding at a winery in Sonoma Valley from Boston, then New York, and then DC. But our experience with Nancy made it feel like we were really close by, even though we were planning a destination wedding 3000 miles away. She was always available by phone and email to brainstorm the most creative ideas or alleviate anxieties as the wedding day came closer. Of course, I love flowers, but I can't say that I know much about all the millions of types, kinds, colors, exotic varieties. That's where Nancy comes in.Sent on 12/12/2010
I interviewed seven florists from the Sonoma Valley area in person but no one even came close as impressing me as much as Nancy. You read that right - I interviewed SEVEN florists in person. We were on a pretty limited budget with Type A personalities as budding lawyers but she worked with us anyway. I couldn't imagine that anyone would have been as committed to making sure our wedding was absolutely perfect. Nancy is brilliant and talented - just look at her portfolio or better than that, just meet her in person in her studio. You will not be disappointed. My bridesmaid from NYC is also getting married in Sonoma next summer and hired Nancy immediately.
As other reviews will tell you, Nancy's bubbly, awesome personality makes her a wonderful person to work with through the wedding process - she's sweet and kind - but when it comes down to it, the reason you hire her is because her work is sheer brilliance. She has an amazing eye and awesome taste in style that you have to be born with. She will work with you patiently, listen to your ideas, and transform your wedding into the wedding you always dreamed of. This is because Nancy genuinely cares about her work and will only give 150 percent, because she is a perfectionist. She will be super enthusiastic about your wedding from start to finish because she is so incredibly passionate about her work. I had some amazing vendors but she was by far our favorite. You can tell when someone loves what they do - and that's the kind of vendor you should be looking for. Thanks again for everything Nancy!!!
Nancy Liu Chin Designs's reply:K + W --- Thank you for your support not only during your wedding but even beyond. You have been such big supporters and I'm so honored that our team was able to work with you two. Just so kind and all times.
Christine · Married on 08/07/2010
NCLD is a class act! My fiancee and I loved being a part of the design process as we watched Nancy sketch out our ideas onto paper. Nancy even took us into her workshop to play with different kinds of flowers, colors, and vases so we could see what worked out best. Nancy was willing to work with us in spite of our lower budget, and she was very strict about staying above that minimum! She was always professional--a true businesswoman, while remaining warm during our interactions. I would recommend NCLD in a heartbeat!!Sent on 09/01/2010
Nancy Liu Chin Designs's reply:Thank you Christine and Edward for your wonderful words. We are honored to have worked with you on your wedding. And though time as passed, when I see images from your wedding, I smile. Your bouquet was one of my favorite design item and your color palette was so beautiful. Memorable!
Emily · Married on 05/15/2010
I had my wedding in May 2010, and chose Nancy Liu Chin Designs for our flowers. NLCD also provided the Chivari chairs we rented for the ceremony. Nancy and her team did an absolutely fantastic job! When I first met Nancy, she immediately got a feel for my style, started sketching, and helped direct me towards a more focused design, (since I came in with a very broad array of inspiration photos!). I felt completely comfortable handing Nancy the reins. I had seen so many good reviews and so many beautiful pictures of her work, and I knew she would pull it off. I wanted to give her the freedom to practice her talent, in fact, I was looking forward to being surprised with the results. I was beyond pleased, the flowers were stunning!Sent on 06/17/2010
Julie · Married on 12/12/2009
Nancy Liu Chin is hands down the best floral designer in the Bay Area (and likely beyond) and an absolute must for your wedding. She is a professional. Her creativity and raw talent is incredible. This woman is all about design and quality of flowers.Sent on 02/06/2010
Flowers are difficult because you don't know what you're actually getting until the day of the event. Planning a wedding is a lot of homework already as it is, but with Nancy she gives you more than just flower arrangements, she helps you design and conceptualize. We had no idea what we wanted exactly or where to begin, but she holds your hand and gives you *options*. We got a sample arrangement, didn't like it, told her that we didn't like it and she *worked* with us. She turned a difficult moment into a moment of opportunity--and that made the difference. When we saw what she created at the wedding we were blown away. Everyone was speechless and we got constant compliments about the flowers. The color scheme we discussed--astounding. The way the flowers were supposed to look--excellent. Her timeliness--impeccable.
Her pricing was very reasonable and she gave realistic estimates as to what our asking price would get us. She worked with us on that too. She genuinely loves her customers and she helped us get the biggest bang for our buck. She also surprised us with "bonuses" that really knocked our socks off at the end of our wedding.
She's so bubbly, genuine, positive, and flexible. A real pleasure to work with for a person who regularly does bigger events than ours. We came away loving her from start to finish--especially the finish. We are extremely satisfied with our flowers and our choice to choose Nancy. She really took our wedding to the next level! Thanks so much Nancy!
Jenny · Married on 08/29/2009
I used Nancy for my August 2009 wedding and she was absolutely amazing. She made wedding planning enjoyable, less stressful and most of all fun! Nancy did my floral design as well as event design. She was the best investment we made for the wedding. Everyone in my family (including my hard-to-please chinese mother) agreed!Sent on 07/21/2010
Nancy not only did an amazing job helping design my dream Lake Tahoe wedding, she went above and beyond when it came to supporting us on-site. She did everything and anything that needed to be done and her team was awesome as well. She managed the rentals for me, helped me figure out how to hang lanterns, helped make the cake beautiful, set up all the tables, placed flowers everywhere and pretty much took care of every single detail and more. Not only did she take care of everything, she was also so much fun to work with. I loved almost all her ideas and vision and loved that I could be honest with her when I didn't!
Nancy surpassed all of my expectations. She designed me a beautiful wedding and also took care of all the millions of details that enabled me to enjoy the day!
If my new husband would let me renew my vows every year and get married all over again, I would - and I would have Nancy design it every time!
susan · Married on 05/24/2009
nancy has a natural talent for design and creativity. i consider myself a control freak when it comes to creative decisions, but she is one of the few vendors that i would completely entrust with her creative vision. i was kind of overwhelmed with all of the different options as far as floral design went, but with just a few key words and the venue location, nancy quickly envisioned a theme and concept and whipped up an elaborate design. she transformed the space into something dreamy and magical, even with a limited budget, which is a testament to nancy's talent (people said it felt like a celebrity wedding). to top it off, nancy has a very friendly and exuberant personality that makes her so much fun to work with.Sent on 06/16/2009
Yea Jin · Married on 05/23/2009
Nancy is an amazing person and her work for my wedding was simply breath-taking. What more can I say? ;-) I wasn't planning on spending much on flowers but at the same time, I wanted my wedding to be simple and stylish. I know, it's difficult to fulfill. But I was lucky to find Nancy's website and 'mesmerized' by her beautiful portfolio. I wanted those fascinating flowers too! Even with my set budget (which was probably half of Nancy's typical minimum), I e-mailed Nancy if she could help us and with her 'YES' I became one of the luckiest brides! :-) She was so patient and inspiring during our consultation and came up with great ideas within my budget. Even bigger surprise was on the day- I couldn't be more excited about my own wedding than when I looked at my bouquet and the chapel decor!! And I couldn't be more happier during the reception surrounded by lots of candles and flowers. I can't wait to have another special occasion to have Nancy again. So my message is - just get Nancy and have a splendid wedding! :-)Sent on 03/16/2010
Lisa · Married on 10/27/2007
Nancy's customer service and creative artistry is renowned. I was lucky enough to have her as my florist for my wedding. Nancy met with my fiancé and I for three hours during our initial consultation and within those three hours she transformed our wedding from ho-hum to InStyle, celebrity-edition. Her ideas for center pieces, lighting and decorations are original and truly reflects the couple. If you want the "Wow" factor at your wedding, Nancy is it!Sent on 08/04/2008
Karen · Married on 09/29/2007
Nancy is creative, fun, and easy to work with. Her ideas made the wedding beautiful and the reception enchanting. I highly recommend Nancy.Sent on 07/27/2008
Hadley · Married on 08/19/2007
Nancy has impeccable taste and seems to know exactly what you desire for your wedding after talking to you at the first get-together. We wanted simplicity, with a splash of color. He suggestions were what we were looking for and there was no need to talk to any other possible florists afterwards. We ended up with a beautiful centerpiece in white and pink, table pieces with the same flowers in clear vases filled with stones/rocks, a breath-taking standing arrangement for the ceremony, and gorgeous petals for the runner as well as wedding cake. It couldn't have been more perfect. Her work reflected our personalities and stood for utmost elegance. Kevin and Nancy make up an incredible team. If you work with both of them, a beautiful wedding is basically guaranteed.Sent on 06/01/2008
Justin and Ginet · Married on 06/18/2011
I have been following blogs of a couple Bay Area floral designers even before I was engaged, one of which was NLCD. I tried staying with florists who were within my initial floral budget, contacting at least 10 other florists and floral designers. The ONLY ONE I was in constant contact with had a price range similar to NLCD. After seeing a wedding featured on Style Me Pretty NLCD did that matched my vision, I decided to just contact Nancy. As soon as we met with Nancy, I knew she had to be our florist. Not only did she better capture my vision but she was so welcoming and gives great hugs!Sent on 07/19/2011
We decided on having bouquets for me and my bridesmaids, flowers for the flowergirl baskets, and short and tall centerpieces with peonies (my favorite!!!), hydrangeas, roses in pink and cream colors. I ended up purchasing candelabras I saw online and couldn't get out of my mind. Nancy adjusted the proposal to still make it work with my budget. She ended up giving us complimentary boutonnieres, a toss bouquet, and a floral arrangement that was on the escort table. She also added flowers to the cake and loose flowers around the cocktail area. Our floral budget more than doubled from what my husband and I initially allotted (which was not very reasonable for what I wanted and envisioned). However, perfectly capturing my vision, having no regrets, and working with Nancy and her impeccable service made EVERY penny worth it. I can't THANK YOU enough Nancy!!!
Nancy Liu Chin Designs's reply:Ginet --- I apologize that I never wrote a response. Wow, thank you for the kind words. But seriously, you are a pro at design and event planning so your details were just lovely. When I look back at the images I can see how beautiful you are as well as how happy you two are. Just lovely. Thank you again...we are all so honored to have worked with the two of you.
Anne · Married on 04/28/2008
Nancy was a pleasure to work with, and had an amazing ability to make my wedding dream come true. Everything came out beautiful!Sent on 08/26/2008
Stephanie · Married on 04/16/2007
The flowers were so lovely and what a bargain! I shopped around a bit and could have paid much more for mediocre flowers, but these bouquets were exquisite and blooming fresh.Sent on 07/25/2007
grace · Married on 12/02/2006
Very patient as I combed through her files to determine my look for the wedding. She followed instructions and colors exactly as how I had envisioned. The final product was more beautiful than I would have imagined. She thoughtfully created more than one crown of ivy since I did not know the size of my flower girl's head at no charge. She may suggest different ideas but will ultimately listen to what you want.Sent on 05/21/2008