Recommended by 99%
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Katy · Married on 05/19/2018
My flowers were BEAUTIFUL! I loved working with Shelly and I would recommend any other bride to her! The attention to detail was incredible and she made my dream bouquets turn into reality! Plus, I really trusted her expertise and she helped transform my wedding into my dream come true! Thank you Shelly!!Sent on 05/29/2018
Alexandrea · Married on 05/19/2018
Our flowers were absolutely perfect! Shelly listened to what I had thought up in my head and brought it to life. The flowers were beautiful and my bouquet was more beautiful than I could imagine. She’s a talented florist and she made everything perfect for my big day. I would recommend her a million times over.Sent on 06/12/2018
Katie · Married on 10/28/2017
I can't say enough about Shelly's work. I had high expectations from what I had seen of her arrangements and yet she still managed to exceed all of them! She was able to take my jumbled ideas and turn them into exactly what I wanted. Her attention to detail from the smallest boutonnière to the grandest church decoration was outstanding, and we got so many comments as to how stunning the flowers were. The florals at our ceremony and reception will always remain one of my favorite parts of our wedding day.Sent on 01/04/2018
Ashley · Married on 08/12/2017
Shelly is the sweetest woman and will go above and beyond to make your day special whatever it may be.. I had her for my wedding and she made everything come to life.. it was perfect a s couldn't have had anyone do better.. definetely 100% recommend!!!!Sent on 08/28/2017
Jillian · Married on 03/18/2017
Shelly is the perfect florist! Every wedding in my family has used shelly and I was seriously happy to follow tradition. She was amazing, her work flawless, and she is just amazing. She will make your wedding dreams come true! She is professional, organized, warm, welcoming, and just a bride's best friend. I would recommend her to anyone having a GR wedding.Sent on 03/07/2017
Gretchen · Married on 01/28/2017
Shelly was very helpful in helping us decide which florals, greens and rentals would be the best for us. She recommended pretty much everything based off of 2-3 pictures I send her of things we liked, which of course made it very easy for us! As an out-of-state bride living in Arizona and getting married in Michigan, planning was an extra challenge. Shelly could not have done a better job of making our vision a reality. Our reception was beyond gorgeous, even better than we imagined. We got positive feedback all night long on how beautiful the bouquets and centerpieces were. Aside from the flowers and greenery we also rented assorted candles and branch candelabras that matched our theme perfectly. Her crew came in and set up and tore down everything flawlessly. Thank you so much Shelly, even though I never got a chance to meet you in person, you played a HUGE part in our perfect day and made everything that much more beautiful!Sent on 02/20/2017
Meena · Married on 10/14/2016
Shelly did an AMAZING job with my bouquets. They were more beautiful than I imagined they could possibly be! I just showed her a couple pictures and let her run with it and they turned out to be gorgeous - everyone at the wedding commented on how pretty they were. She is very kind and helpful and accommodating as well. I would recommend her to any bride, any day.Sent on 10/27/2016
User6793549 · 2+ years ago
Shelly went above and beyond for our wedding! She was very flexible with our limited availability to meet and last minute changes to our order. Shelly was also extremely responsive to emails and always took the time to answer our questions. We told her our budget, and our vision and she made it happen! It was like she pulled a picture out of my head and delivered it to me in a bouquet! Our flowers were so beautiful and we got so many compliments on them. I would highly recommend Shelly!Sent on 06/05/2016
Rachel · Married on 10/24/2015
Shelly went above and beyond to make us happy. We requested some additional work done with the arch at Frederik Meijer and everything turned out perfectly. The reception flowers were BEAUTIFUL, exactly what we were looking for, as were the bouquets for the ceremony. Thanks so much Shelly!!Sent on 10/27/2015
Lauren · Married on 10/23/2015
Shelly created the most beautiful and elegant floral arrangements ever. We showed her picture of what we wanted and that is exactly what we got. She is so fun and pleasant to wok with as well.Sent on 12/08/2015
Kelly · Married on 09/18/2015
Working with Shelly was simply amazing. I was beyond impressed from the minute we met. She listened to my thoughts & suggestions, was professional from beginning to end, and most importantly...could handle my father! (Which says a lot.) Our flowers were EXACTLY as I envisioned, and the cost was more than reasonable. I can't say enough about Shelly - I'm so glad I found her! Shelly, thank you for everything! Your work was outstanding.Sent on 10/10/2015
Angela · Married on 06/27/2015
I ADORED all the flowers that Shelly did for my wedding! She was so fantastic to work with- from meeting with us early on since I was moving, to making sure we could meet with her again when I was visiting, to the day of the wedding- fantastic. My vision changed a little bit along the way, and Shelly graciously and creatively accommodated that. She helped me stay within my budget, which I really appreciated. All the things I had asked for came out better and more beautiful than I could have imagined. I HIGHLY recommend Shelly's Designs Florist!!Sent on 07/13/2015
Emily · Married on 05/02/2015
Shelly was wonderful to work with. She was excellent at giving advice for what went well together to make the wedding day flowers exactly like I wanted. We had previously used Shelly for my elder sister's wedding and she was fantastic then too. She had everything to decorate the church and reception including a unity candle set and pillars for the flowers. The church and reception were beautiful! Thank you Shelly for making my wedding beautiful.Sent on 05/11/2015
User5169264 · 2+ years ago
We loved working with Shelly and were thrilled with how our flowers looked. She did a great job helping to plan for the day, and her attention to detail was excellent. Everything went smoothly and we got many compliments on how beautiful our flowers were.Sent on 06/12/2015
Haley · Married on 04/18/2015
I showed Shelly a picture of the flowers that I wanted, and she made exactly what I asked for. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous! Well worth the cost! She did beautiful work! Definitely would recommend her to anyone!Sent on 04/26/2015
User4968614 · 2+ years ago
It was wonderful working with Shelly. She took my ideas and made them even better than I could imagine. She was very responsive to questions and concerns. I would recommend Shelly's Designs Florist to anyone planning a wedding!Sent on 04/12/2015
Melanie · Married on 10/25/2014
We found Shelly’s Designs online and really liked the arrangements that she put together. We also liked that she was an independent business owner. Because we live in Chicago but our wedding was in Grand Rapids, the majority of our communication was via email. Shelly was extremely responsive and timely and made this an easy process.Sent on 11/19/2014
We arranged a meeting with Shelly and she is great - extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She provided suggestions and really helped us narrow down what we wanted. We opted for real flowers for the bouquets and boutonnieres and then fake flower arrangements for the front of the ceremony room, which we rented from Shelly. These arrangements looked great and were available at a fraction of the cost of a real, large floral arrangement. She also has a multitude of different items you can rent, including card vases/boxes, name card holders, candle holders, vases and numerous other items. Her prices are extremely reasonable as well.
Shelly delivered everything on time and as expected and even came and picked up all of our rental items at the end of the night for a nominal fee. Our bouquets and arrangements were GORGEOUS and even better than discussed or expected. Many of our guests commented on how wonderful the flowers were. My only regret was that I had to leave for my honeymoon two days after the wedding so I didn’t have the opportunity to enjoy my bouquet after the fact! If I ever need floral arrangements again, I would definitely contact Shelly and would recommend her to any of my friends and family!
User3991649 · 2+ years ago
Shelly has done a great job! We meet with her and she walked us through everything. I had brought pictures of the flowers that we wanted and different ideas that I liked. She was able to help me figure out what I wanted and what flowers would look great. I would highly recommend her. Shelly is great to work with and I cant wait to see what she will do for my wedding! I highly recommend her :)Sent on 05/02/2014
kim · Married on 09/27/2014
Shelly did an amazing job for my daughter's wedding. She was fantastic to work with and was able to help us stay in budget. Shelly made the whole process easy for us and was so patient with listening to our ideas and responsive to what my daughter wanted as well as me, the mother. You could tell she had an experienced eye and knew exactly what to do to make my daughter's wedding absolutely amazing. We both were so happy with EVERYTHING!! We heard over and over again how everything looked very simple but elegant. We could not have done it without Shelly. She is truly amazing!! Thank you so much Shelly!!!Sent on 10/21/2014
Brittany · Married on 09/06/2014
Shelly was a phenomenal, high-value florist, referred to us twice at other amazing weddings in the area. She works in a home studio to keep costs low. She also knows what is going to be in-season and will substitute for another flower that just won't work that time of year (peonies vs. garden roses).Sent on 09/29/2014
Even if you have a good-sized budget, she'll still keep you aware of costs so that you are spending your money for what you really want. For example, we loved a bouquet she had featured on her website that had monkey tails. She likes monkey tails, too, but she also let us know they cost $8/pop! That adds up quickly and could eat up the budget that could go towards more sizable, high-impact blooms. We found other contemporary flowers to add for the "fun factor," and they turned out perfectly.
Shelly is up-to-date with technology. She keeps an active Pinterest page of her work (www.pinterest.com/shellysdesigns/) and you can easily share your Pinterest ideas with her. She takes diligent notes during your meetings to record exactly what was discussed so there are no misunderstandings, too. However, she's also really flexible! Our outdoor ceremony venue had lots of black-eyed Susans, and my mother called a few weeks before the wedding to see if we could incorporate them into the flower arrangements and bouquets -- no prob! We had a bike-themed wedding, and we found some cute beach cruiser bikes to display at our reception. They had big baskets, and my mother asked Shelly if she would add flowers to the baskets. Well, she didn't just add flowers -- they were overflowing and amazing arrangements, and the cost was extremely competitive.
My particular vision was for bright colors with lots of interesting textures. We decided on orange callas, roses, pincushion protea, red berries, yellow billy balls, hot pink garden roses, hot pink dahlias, black-eyed susans, succulents, and seeded eucalyptus. They held up very well. We planted the succulents in our garden in Texas!
User3519740 · 2+ years ago
Shelly has a wonderful showroom and had exactly what I was looking for to go with my simple and elegant vintage wedding theme. She was very prompt whenever I emailed her, and she was very helpful to me when I moved out of town and was trying to coordinate everything from the other side of the state.Sent on 08/24/2014
Ashley · Married on 07/26/2014
We planned our wedding from out of state. Working with Shelley was a wonderful experience. She took every idea we had and made it possible. On our wedding day the flowers turned out better then I could ever have imagined. Everyone who attended our wedding said that they had never seen such beautiful arrangements and flowers.Sent on 10/05/2014
Judy · Married on 05/10/2014
It was a complete joy to work with Shelly on planning my daughter's wedding which took place on May 10th.Sent on 05/12/2014
Shelly is the total package...She is first and foremost very talented. Shelly's designs are incredible! Shelly is also one of the nicest and most pleasant people I have ever met. She is fun and is totally interested in making your event exactly what you want. She listened to everything my daughter had in mind and went from there...We absolutely LOVE her!!!
Shelly offered several different options and gave us plenty of time to work out our selections. Shelly has many different decor items to rent which enhance the final product of her designs. Her ideas and concepts are so beautiful you cannot go wrong!!! The flowers she made for my daughter's wedding still today (3 days later) look as fresh as the day they arrived at church.
Shelly delivered in more ways than one...(literally and figuratively)...I heard over and over again from our guests that they have never seen such an elegant and beautiful presentation! Thank you, Shelly!
User4149192 · 2+ years ago
Shelly did a wonderful job on the flowers for our wedding. I had heard such great things about her and she's truly lived up to her reputation. I still have people coming up to me asking who did my flowers because they were so beautiful. She was able to tie in all of my colors and made the hall so bright and colorful. Thank you so much Shelly!!Sent on 06/03/2014
User2954240 · 2+ years ago
Shelly is amazing- everything for my wedding was flawless! It was exactly what I imagined it would be, and can't imagine the flowers being more perfect that they were. I had a winter wedding- and she was kind enough to call me ahead of time to inform me that some of the flowers might brown in the cold, so to take pictures of them ahead of time (as I was planning to do outdoor photos). I was so grateful for that- she even included an extra bout for the groom for when the first one got a little brown ;-) Everything was just amazing- thank you, Shelly!Sent on 01/08/2014