Nectar & Root Reviews

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19 Reviews for Nectar & Root

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4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.7
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    Michelle · Married on 09/02/2018

    5
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We cannot say enough amazing things about Nectar and Root. Erin did an absolutely perfect job on the flowers for our wedding - everything from bouquets to arbors to garlands and centerpieces. All of them were unique but connected and stunning. She listened to our ideas and looked at sample images and brought our concepts to life, bringing her expertise to the table. They were better than we could have ever imagined and cannot recommend her and Nectar and Root enough!

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    Sarah · Married on 06/07/2018

    5
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    My fiancee (now husband!!) and I found Erin through our venue, Topnotch Resort's, recommended vendor list. We set up a skype meeting with Erin since we live out of state in NY, and had a lovely chat with her. A few days after our conversation, she sent over a quote for services and a beautiful PDF of our wedding style and what types of flowers she would be using. What I loved most about Erin's work, is that it was different from any other florists work I've ever seen. I'm a professional wedding photographer in the Saratoga area, so I've worked with many florists! Erin's work was just so creative and whimsical. She told us that she would base our flowers off of what was available the week of our wedding in the surrounding greenhouses and farms, which I loved. We wanted our wedding to reflect the beautiful setting of Vermont and Erin absolutely did that. She stayed in constant contact with us over our 1.5 years of planning and set regular skype and phone dates to make sure she kept up to date with what we needed. Being able to email her anytime and get a response right back was amazing! She does charge a 25% service fee, but she made sure to explain to us that fee was to cover all the communication time, organizing, planning, etc. Which I totally understand and appreciated that she took the time to explain it to us! On the wedding day when Erin arrived, I was so excited to see the flowers! My bouquet was STUNNING. She even let me choose from 15 different ribbons to put around the bridesmaids bouquets. I felt like a princess! She worked so hard that morning to make sure everything was perfect, and it was. The pedals down our aisle were beautiful and made me feel so special when I walked down the aisle to see my handsome groom. The garlands on our farm tables were so beautiful and fit well with our greenery theme. I would highly recommend Erin to any couple getting married out there! She is kind, caring, professional, organized, and a true artist. Thank you Erin! <3

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    Brittany · Married on 11/10/2017

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Incredible. Working with Erin was easy, fun and exciting! She did the flowers for our entire wedding party, and delivered them the morning of our wedding....AND helped get everything set up perfectly. She went above and beyond. And the flowers? Unbelievably gorgeous. The most beautiful arrangements I've ever seen. People are still complimenting me on the flowers and my bouquet especially was exquisite. If you are looking for the most unique, natural, beautifully organic arrangements for your wedding, look no further than Erin's work. She is a true artist and designer. And she's wonderful to work with!

    Sent on 01/24/2018

    Nectar & Root's reply:

    Thank you Brittany!!! xxxxx
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    Ashley · Married on 11/04/2017

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Erin is amazing! She is so creative and talented I am still so in awe of the amazing arrangements she did for my wedding. She is so great to talk with and so brilliant when it comes to what she does. I totally trusted her to create whatever it was she felt the day and the venue needed and she took over and delivered beyond expectation. I highly recommend her and her team. She will be the easiest and best part of the planning process!

    Sent on 11/13/2017

    Nectar & Root's reply:

    Thank you Ashley! It was truly fun getting to know you and your amazing helpers on the day of the wedding. Thank you for being so flexible and letting me be creative! It was a joy <3
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    Krysti · Married on 10/13/2017

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Erin and her team did an absolutely phenomenal job at our wedding. I had a few ideas for colors and florals, and Erin turned these simple ideas into the most beautiful ceremony and reception decor. She was truly a joy to work with, and was extremely attentive, helpful, and understanding throughout the entire planning process. I can't recommend Nectar and Root highly enough!

    Sent on 10/31/2017

    Nectar & Root's reply:

    Thank you Krysti! You were so easy and kind to work with and it was really special getting to be a part of your gorgeous day! Thank you for your trust and congratulations again!!! xxxxx
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    Lindsay · Married on 09/23/2017

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Erin did my wedding flowers and I am so happy that she was referred to me. She is a true artist and she went above and beyond our expectations. From the very beginning of the process she was a true professional and we trusted her to help make our dreams a reality. All the pieces she worked on and delivered on our wedding day were simple STUNNING. We received so many compliments how gorgeous brides and bridal bouquets were. The pictures do not do her work justice. I would highly recommend Erin and her team to any future bride. You will not be disappointed.

    Sent on 10/24/2017

    Nectar & Root's reply:

    Thank you so much Lindsay! It was truly an honor to be part of your day and to get to connect. Wishing you so much happiness!
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    Claudia · Married on 09/16/2017

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I cannot rave enough about Erin's work. I am an event planner who worked with Erin on a wedding in Barnard, Vermont this past Fall and I am still in awe of her beautiful work.

    Erin's floral designs were exquisite, they were lively, aesthetically gorgeous and I heard so many comments during the wedding about how beautiful the centerpieces and decorative greenery/florals were. The dahlias Erin provided were some of the most beautiful dahlias I've yet seen as an event planner. She took the time to really work with the style and essence of the event to design florals that absolutely worked well with the other components of the event.

    In addition, working with Erin and her team was a complete pleasure. She was timely, professional, quick to answer to my inquiries, detailed about what to do with the flowers after the event and an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire event.

    I look forward to working with her and her team again!

    Sent on 11/01/2017

    Nectar & Root's reply:

    Thank you Claudia! Looking forward to many celebrations together in the future <3
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    Erin · Married on 09/03/2016

    5
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Erin and her team are incredible artists. I had a lot of ideas of what I wanted for flowers and had sooo many different bouquets favorited on pinterest. Erin and I had a few brainstorming sessions and emails back and forth so that she could get a good sense of what I had in mind for our wedding. I had a blast talking through ideas with her, she is easy going and has the ability to quickly pick up on your style. All phone calls and emails were answered very quickly - and I sent a lot of email ideas :) ha!

    When I walked into the room to see the bouquets and boutonnieres, they took my breath away and made me tear up. The flowers were stunningly beautiful, and I couldn’t believe just how much they fit my style - for me, they are the most beautiful bouquets I have ever seen.

    If you are looking for floral design that has an artistic edge - definitely go with Erin.

    Thank you SO much to you and your team, those flowers were a vision!

    ♡ Erin & Ross
    September wedding in Stowe, VT

    Sent on 12/04/2016

    Nectar & Root's reply:

    Thank you so much Erin & Ross! I loved how creative you were with your inspiration and your vision. Everything came together in such a unique and memorable way, and the photos of you two are amazing. Congratulations on your marriage!!
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    Kirsten · Married on 06/04/2016

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Erin and her team at Nectar & Root did the flowers for our June wedding at Skinner Barn, and we could not have been happier with our choice. Initially we had considered doing flowers on our own with the help of our families as a way to try and save some money. But realizing just how much work that could be, I was lucky to be connected to Erin, who helped us through the whole process and stuck to our budget. We didn’t have a very clear vision for what we wanted in terms of flowers, except for our colors and knowing that we wanted to keep things simple and let the natural beauty of the Barn take center stage. Erin and I had a few phone calls, shared Pinterest boards of ideas, and then she took it from there, checking in with me all the while and updating our plan with any changes we requested. The result was a stunning bouquet for me, gorgeous centerpieces of bud vases, and a few buckets of bulk flowers that we used to get creative ourselves and decorate some additional spaces. Nectar & Root was the perfect choice for our wedding, and we can’t recommend Erin and her team enough!

    Sent on 09/18/2016

    Nectar & Root's reply:

    Thank you!! It was a pleasure being a part of your day and bringing your pretty color palette to life. Thanks for being so open to all the different ingredients we brought together for the tables. I had so much fun with it. Congratulations on your marriage!
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    Kaitlin · Married on 02/29/2016

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I could not recommend Erin and the Nectar & Root team enough! Erin's creativity, style, + vision is so unique, but truly timeless. I was blown away by the creativity and elegance of the bouquet she created for my winter elopement last year. I shared floral inspiration photos with her and then Erin did what she does best, create! I knew whatever she would come up with would be perfect, as literally EVERYTHING I have seen her create has been beyond beautiful. She combined roses, eucalyptus, larkspur, and for an extra interesting element, airplants. Erin revealed that I could dismantle the bouquet after the festivities and have the airplants live on in my home. This incredibly creative element has been so special to me. I am able to have a reminder of our special day every time I see these airplants in my home. Not only is Erin a very talented florist, but she was very professional in communications and responsive to any questions I had. I highly recommend Nectar & Root for any of your floral needs!

    Sent on 01/09/2017

    Nectar & Root's reply:

    Thank you Kaitlin! I was so happy to be a part of your elopement <3
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    Katy · Married on 07/18/2015

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Erin and her team were amazing! Working with Erin was so easy (and fun), and she executed my vision perfectly. I felt like the flowers day-of were completely on point with what we had talked about in our planning meetings. My husband and I got so many compliments on the flowers - they completely transformed the barn into a warm, vibrant space that reflected our style and the vibe we were hoping to create. If flowers + greenery are something that's important to you, you can't go wrong with Erin and the team at Nectar & Root!

    Sent on 01/11/2017

    Nectar & Root's reply:

    Thanks Katy! I'm so glad that our paths crossed. Working from your inspiration to the day of the wedding was so fun. I loved collaborating together xx
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    Maura · Married on 08/15/2014

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    If you want dreamy floral arrangements and decor, and if supporting local artists is important to you, talk with Erin of Nectar & Root. I shared with her my ideas for colors and overall feel for flowers for my August 2014 wedding, and she created arrangements that were exactly what I wanted but wasn't able to fully envision myself (bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, hair flowers, flowers to decorate the cake, table centerpieces, and arrangements for the ceremony). She also incorporated a particular flower that was part of my husband's parents' wedding many years ago, which was a meaningful surprise! The table centerpieces were perfect; Erin provided a mixture of large centerpieces on some tables and smaller collections of arrangements on other tables, in antique-looking vases on silver platters, with silvery votives for tea lights. Erin was a source of peace in the midst of wedding planning. She is professional and has an aura of calm, and, after seeing her portfolio, I knew that my flowers would be beautiful, unique, and aesthetically to my taste. I loved working with Erin and was so pleased with the results. Thank you, Erin! <3

    Sent on 01/10/2017

    Nectar & Root's reply:

    Thanks for your sweet words Maura. It was an honor being a part of your day and seeing everyone enjoy your flowers.
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    Elana · Married on 05/25/2014

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Erin did a fabulous job with the floral arrangements for our wedding this past May. She was inspired by and excited about my ideas, and worked with me to realize my vision for our wedding day. She made me feel confident that the bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and other décor accents would be beautiful, and they absolutely were! The centerpieces she created were each different (as I had requested) – some tables had a large, lush, single centerpiece, and other tables had assortments of smaller hand-picked vases on vintage trays. Each arrangement was well-executed, creative, and full of fresh flowers!

    Erin was also willing to work within our budget and find ways to repurpose certain bouquets. My mother, mother-in-law, and each of my bridesmaids had unique bouquets, and after the ceremony they were able to put them in vases on the cocktail tables for the cocktail hour. Not only did this save money in not having to create specific cocktail table centerpieces, but my bridesmaids and mothers were happy to not have to carry their bouquets around with them the entire night.

    Ever since our wedding, our guests still talk about the beautiful floral arrangements that Erin designed for us. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone getting married!

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    Erica · Married on 08/23/2013

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    When I first entered our venue the day of our wedding and saw our flowers my breath was literally taken away. The arrangements were perfect and exactly what I was hoping for- simple, seasonal, and elegant. My bouquet was unbelievably stunning and included several types of plants, including dahlias, hydrangeas, and even a small pomegranate (so special!). Erin even created these pretty little name tags for everyone’s bouquet. It’s amazing to me that after just a few conversations and several emails, Erin was able to truly understand my style and what I was looking for. Erin was also incredibly receptive and patient throughout the whole wedding planning process. I think I changed my mind at least 3 times about certain things that I wanted and Erin was completely flexible and understanding. A couple of weeks before the wedding I made a big change and it wasn’t an issue at all. I had very few wedding decorations otherwise, so the flowers were a big deal to me and really had to set the tone and atmosphere of the wedding. They absolutely did this. They were simply stunning. Erin is an exceptionally talented flower designer and an absolute pleasure to work with! I highly recommend her for any occasion!

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    Stacey · Married on 03/25/2012

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I don't usually give 5/5 stars, but for each of these categories, I really think she deserves it. Erin was extremely receptive to what I envisioned and very organized. After I had problems with my initial florist, I contacted her among others and she got back to my right away with an amazing quote and every detail that I would need. After I chose her, she sent my a detailed outline of what I had described to her and how many of everything I needed. On the day of, she was on time and very kind and most importantly, the flowers looked amazing. My husband and I are in the food industry and had told her to incorporate that into the bouquet. She was very creative and made a unique and perfectly fitting bouquet for me and everyone else. Would recommend a million times over.

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    Kriti · Married on 07/27/2018

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Erin is so incredibly talented - you can expect that her work will be complete perfection! We had a pretty unique floral vision given we were doing an interfaith, Indian ceremony & events without a traditional bridal party, and whatever we wanted - Erin made happen! From a breath-taking, circular arbor she designed from scratch, to beautiful floral installations from the ceiling, to every detail with every vessel she chose -it was a sight to remember! My particular highlight was the floral crowns she made for our flower boy and girl :) - made them look so chic! Would not hesitate to work with Erin again!!

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    Maya · Married on 08/23/2014

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Note: Erin Ostreicher Designs is now Nectar & Root (nectarandroot.com). Working with Erin was amazing. She is so talented, I just discussed my ideas at length with her and let her work her magic. I didn't tell her specific flowers, but told her the feel I wanted, and particular things I didn't want. Erin CAN do anything with flowers, but I especially recommend her if you're interested in a natural, creative style. She really is an artist with flowers and matches them to you, your venue, and your vision. She was also really great in working with me on our relatively low flower budget. We were able to repurpose the bridesmaid bouquets as centerpieces and have half the tables use bud vases and candles. The end look was beautiful. I loved my bouquet and flower crown so much that I continued to walk around with them for the next two days. Did everyone thing I was crazy? Yes. Was it worth it? Yes. If you want to know more about my search for florists in Vermont and my experience working with Erin, please feel free to message me!

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    Christy · Married on 06/07/2018

    3
    • Quality of service:
      2.5
    • Responsiveness:
      3.5
    • Value:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
      3.5
    • Professionalism:
      2.5

    We had some issues. They called looking for payment a day before it was due, then held on to the check that resulted in its being bounced, which they initially wanted to charge to us. But didn't in the end. I have concerns about a 25% fee on top of their charges for flowers, arrangements, set up, taxes, etc. - all of which would normally cover everything so the fee seems excessive. The arrangements she showed us during our meeting are what she did for her own wedding - no other photos were provided to show us the scope of her work. But my daughter-in-law liked her and it was her decision. Unfortunately, the flowers did not hold up that well. The boutonnieres were literally falling apart - wilted with petals coming off even before the ceremony. This was a cool day, not hot - so a bit confused on quality. Very disappointing - even the groomsmen were embarrassed. We did receive a refund for the boutonnieres though. She does do very natural, earthy arrangements - which might explain the wilting flowers. I just think something sturdier could have been used, or the flowers handled differently to help them keep better.

    Sent on 06/11/2018

    Nectar & Root's reply:

    Hi Christy, I'm sorry your expectations as mother of the groom didn't match your experience with Nectar & Root. Sometimes, this can happen with family members who are outside the periphery of the planning process. For an alternate review of the same wedding, your daughter-in-law Sarah posted a 5-star review below. She was named as the primary point of contact for the planning and ordering process, and she and your son were amazing to work with from start to followup after the wedding. We ask that 1 person be named the point of contact on the contract, so that we keep a clear and consistent channel of communication with a prioritized individual. Sarah received 4 different mood boards of roughly 60 images outlining the size and scale, color palette and flower choices, materials and inspiration pictures leading up to the wedding. During my brief meet and greet with you, this was not discussed as we were earlier on in the process and could not cover that much ground while meeting 2 sets of parents at the same time. Sarah specifically expressed interest in my wedding as inspiration, which is part of my online portfolio. The boutonniere materials were requested by the bride, but you are right, they didn't hold up! I should have tested them beforehand and will do so with new flowers moving forward. I have refunded them in full. I did check in with the groom 1 hour before the ceremony, so it must have happened suddenly. Our payment schedules send out automated reminders via email a day before a payment is due, as a friendly reminder. Our service fee is separated out on each invoice rather than wrapped into the price of each item, to promote transparency. Our service fees help to cover the time, planning and design skills that we communicate directly to our clients such as Sarah and your son.
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    Stacie · Married on 05/27/2017

    0.4
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      0.5
    • Responsiveness:
      0.5
    • Value:
      0.5
    • Flexibility:
      0.5
    • Professionalism:
      0.5

    BEWARE! She took my $500 deposit and became completely unresponsive, forcing me to cancel my contract and go with a different vendor. My money and phone calls were never returned.

    Sent on 11/10/2016

    Nectar & Root's reply:

    This situation has been both challending and hurtful. After holding an initial consultation over the phone, creating a quote, making an InDesign proposal with suggested ingredients, a mood board, and images for size, scale, and design inspiration, creating an invoice, receiving a deposit, creating and receiving a signed contract stating that deposits are nonrefundable, and adding her event to our calendar, this client was eager to schedule an additional meet and greet with her mother. I agreed to meet on a weekend in September despite limited availability. When she canceled this meeting it became difficult for me to reschedule for a different weekend and I apologized, explaining that it was no longer realistic for me. Being that this client lives just a few blocks away I asked what she was looking to address in person with her family. I learned she was excited to have her mother meet me and discuss her bridesmaids dresses and assured her it wouldn’t be necessary at this point to meet with everyone in person if there wasn’t a mutual weekday time. I offered to address her topics and fulfill the emotional excitement of having her parents meet me by meeting bride in person during the week and Skypeing with her family. At this point she decided to book another florist. There is a huge need to change the way artists are valued. To businesses who are taken advantage of, I encourage you to stick up for yourself while owning up to your mistakes. To my current clients, thank you for trusting me, supporting me, and being realistic in the goals and boundaries we have set together. I am honored to be working with you and I will give all my efforts to make your planning experiences and wedding days everything you want them to be, to the best that I can. And to previous clients who have given me positive reviews, thank-you cards and emails, thank you as well. I can’t tell you how much this means to me.

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