Recommended by 100%
LaShondra · Married on 08/10/2013
If you're looking for a florist to work with your budget and provide amazing service and wonderful arrangements please look no further. Stacey is AMAZING!!! I'm beyond pleased with her work and professionalism. All the florals for our wedding were simply beautiful and my quests keep commenting on how gorgeous our centerpieces were. I would recommend Stunning Stems to anyone, in fact my friend is using her for her upcoming wedding.
Natalie · Married on 07/19/2013
If I could give Stacey 6 stars I would! We used Stacey at Stunning Stems for our July 19, 2013 wedding at Nicholson Ranch! Stacey is such a beautiful, talented, creative floral artist! I can not say enough about her services! I met with Stacey and shared my vision (vintage romantic) and my color scheme. Right before my eyes, she created her vision with my favorite flowers. We were on the same page from day one. Being a destination wedding, I did not have much direct contact with her. We conversed via email and phone whenever I felt the need to touch base. She was aways available to answer my questions. On the day of my wedding, I cried when saw the stunning ceremony arch she made from birch tree branches and my flowers. Then I saw my bouquet and the Bridesmaids and I cried again. They were so beautiful and as exactly as I envisioned. Every touch was simply perfect. The table arrangements were breath taking. They were so beautiful that many guests were taking pictures of the arrangements alone. Stunning Stems is the most reasonable florist I found, and yet you would have thought I spent the whole wedding budget on them. I love supporting up and coming artists, and Stacey is certainly on her way to the top if not already there! Thank you again Stacey!
Jenise · Married on 11/02/2012
Stacey saved the day! I came to her after working with 2 other florists in the Sac area who were simply way out of my price range and really weren't capturing my vision to begin with. I only had a little over 2 months before my wedding so I was in desperate need of a florist that could not only get the job done but work within my budget. I called several florists in the SF area and Stacey was the first one to return my call. Upon meeting her, she was extremely friendly and you could just tell she knew her stuff. I was really worried about the short window of time before the wedding, but Stacey was very reassuring and made me feel comfortable. We sat down at Starbucks for a consultation that turned into over a 2-hour conversation. I told Stacey what I had envisioned--which really was nothing more than a bunch of mixed ideas, but yet she was able to break it down and turn it into a beautiful concept. Not only that, Stacey was well aware of my budget and made sure to capture my vision within my means. Both my fiancé and I were thoroughly impressed. We literally worked out all the major details in that conversation and flushed out the rest during a second meeting at her studio. It was in her studio that she prepared samples of the centerpieces so I could see what the finished product would look like before the actual day. I really appreciated this extra effort because it helped us figure out any finishing touches.
The day of the wedding Stacey drove all the way from SF to deliver the flowers to my venue in Walnut Grove. She even arrived early and had everything neatly organized and labeled. I didn't have to worry about a thing because she had everything covered. She set up the ceremony and reception area in no time and everything looked absolutely AMAZING! Overall, Stacey was such a pleasure to work with, more than accommodating, and simply an expert at her craft. I highly recommend her to any bride seeking a professional florist.
Jenni · Married on 09/29/2012
We hired Stacey and Stunning Stems to do the flowers for our Sept 29 wedding in Calistoga. I consider myself to be the opposite of a flower person. After meeting with a few other florists and just feeling like I had no idea of their vision, Stacey was exactly what I was looking for. I showed up at our first meeting with a few photos and the photos were absolute contradictions to eachother. Like my idea for the altar decor being either hydrangeas or manzanita trees with flowers hanging down, totally different. Stacey asked lots of questions to get a better idea of my style and vision and showed me lots of different flowers while explaining things about them. She definitely has the expertise on every kind of flower! So after our initial meeting, I moved to NY and everything from there on out was over email. Stacey provided very detailed proposals with pics and made many edits based on my feedback of what I did or didn't like, etc. We took a trip back to CA a month before the wedding and met with Stacey to go over everything for the last time. We certainly weren't the easiest clients as my fiance decided we didn't have enough flowers and wanted to add all sorts of other arrangements. Stacey accommodated everything we asked for, made lots of suggestions and stuck with our budget. She even gifted one of the additions to us! During that meeting we also saw the manzanita display and were totally blown away!
Everything turned our perfect at the wedding. I was shocked at how amazing Stacey did. I didn't even know flowers could make such an impact. At the rehearsal I noticed the space was a little tight in one area and let Stacey know to use her discretion with placing those arrangements and it turned out great. She stuck around until after the ceremony to move our ceremony arrangements in for the reception. I highly recommend Stacey for her knowledge, professionalism, responsiveness, value, flexibility, kindness.... I could go on and on.
Clare · Married on 09/22/2012
I cannot say enough about Stacey and Stunning Stems! Stacey stepped in only a few weeks before my wedding as things with my original florist were not going well. She calmed my nerves, made me believe I could have the flowers of my dreams and assured me that I would be able to stay within my budget. After working with my first florist, I began to feel pessimistic about my wedding flowers and almost didn't care what they looked like. Stacey made me believe again and all I can say is that my wedding flowers were truly stunning!
Before calling Stacey, I read the reviews stating that her flowers surpassed her clients' expectations. I cannot tell you how true that is! You will be so grateful you went with Stacey! I am!
Jennifer · Married on 08/25/2012
If you’re looking for a florist, I highly recommend Stacey! I booked her for my wedding. She went above and beyond her duties!
ATTENTION TO DETAIL: It was really great working with her from the very beginning of the process. I told her the my wedding colors and look I wanted to achieve. She drafted a very detailed proposal with images of the arrangements and flowers she planned to use. The pictorial proposal was extremely helpful because it ensured we were both on the same page.
FLEXIBILITY: She was very accommodating with the numerous last minute changes from both myself and my hotel coordinator. I added ceremony aisle arrangements the week before the wedding and Stacey came up with a beautiful design. When my hotel coordinator called her 3 days before the wedding to tell us we would have 12 rows instead of 4 rows during the ceremony, Stacey called me immediately and came up with a solution for the ceremony aisle arrangements.
PERSONAL TOUCHES: Stacey delivered the bridal party bouquet to my room in vases labeled with each of the girls name. She also tracked us down while we were taking our bridal party pictures prior to the ceremony to ensure that the groomsmen's boutonnieres were placed correctly.
FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS: Her flower arrangements were beautiful! The pink calla lilies in the bridesmaids bouquets were a perfect match for their dress. I really loved the ceremony aisle arrangements with the colored beads and flowers at the bottom of the vases. She also thought of creative ways for me to reuse my ceremony flowers during the reception.
Stacey really cares about her clients and it was really great working with her. I will definitely keep her in mind for future events!
Williana · Married on 08/11/2012
Stacey did the flowers for our wedding in 2012 (I can't believe I haven't posted a review for her yet). From the initial consultation, to the execution, and to the aftermath, Stacey was wonderful. We had a tight budget but Stacey was willing to listen and she made creative suggestions. The proposals she sent were clear and organized, and Stacey was extremely responsive so communication was easy. Everything went as planned on D-Day, and the flowers were beautiful. I loved the calla lily bouquets. Stacey definitely went above and beyond to make sure that everything was perfect. She even let us borrow a couple of the floor flower arrangements for an extra day and since she was going to be in the area, she didn't even mind picking them up from our family (thank you, Stacey!). I would not hesitate recommending her to anyone!
Pat · Married on 08/10/2012
Stacey at Stunning Stems was a pleasure to work with. She was flexible with our tight budget and all the changes we made. I am not one to have an artistic vision so her suggestions were extremely helpful. She was quick to resolve anything that came up during our wedding, that was through no fault of her own. Her flowers were beautiful. Many compliments were given on the arrangements. To top if all off, she was a calming influence throughout the planning process.
Ashley · Married on 08/04/2012
Stacey was the most funniest and nicest vendor I had! I can talk to her for hours and I often did! She was absolutely great. Even better, she gave us a mock up print out of what our flowers would look like and she delivered exactly that on the day of our wedding! My bouquet and the bridesmaid bouquet was absolutely beautiful! So beautiful that I still don't want to throw mine away. You will not regret going with Stacey. She is worth every penny. Also, she will work with you on your budget. I just loved Stacey!!!
Kaiya · Married on 08/04/2012
I found Stacey through Yelp and after my first meeting with her, I knew that I was in good hands. Stacey created the most beautiful flower arrangements for my August wedding in SF, I was completely happy with the results. For our first meeting, she was kind enough to travel to Palo Alto to meet me, and from the start she was an absolute joy to work with. I cannot emphasize enough how pleasant and sweet she is, she was such a good listener when I told her my overall vision and when I didn't know what I wanted for certain aspects of the arrangements, she had great suggestions.
I had two meetings with her between our initial meeting and the wedding, and she was very flexible with my schedule. I was pretty vague with the details I wanted during our first meeting, so when we met the second time and she brought a sample table arrangement, the colors were slightly different than what I realized I wanted. After I was able to figure out more specifically what I wanted and her taking copious notes, we met a second time with a revamped flower arrangement. I was floored by how spot on it was. Not only did she listen to my vague descriptions and produce something remarkable, she added extra touches that I fell in love with (e.g. adding sprigs of sage for the texture, color, and scent). I'm so thankful that she took my jumble of hazy ideas and crystallized them into little works of art.
On the day of my wedding, the flowers were arranged beautifully throughout the space, and she used mirrors and little vases to accent the main arrangements. She also was kind enough to pick up the arrangements at the end of the late night.
Stacey is a truly lovely person to work with, I am so thankful for all of her effort and talent. I highly recommend her to any bride looking for someone you can count on and who can transform your space into a thing of beauty. I will definitely be calling her again for future events.
Kathleen · Married on 07/28/2012
For my daughter's wedding in San Francisco, I contacted five florists. I really liked Stacey's website and she was more reasonably priced than some of the other florists. She responded immediately to my inquiry and made time to meet with us as soon as possible. We showed Stacey photos of the look we wanted and she got it. She sent a proposal which very specifically outlined all of the different bouquets/centerpieces we needed, including photos of similar arrangements for inspiration. We chose from a selection of photos she gave us and changed certain elements. Stacey incorporated these changes and designed samples for us to approve. She is very easy to work with, extremely thorough (without overwhelming), an excellent communicator, and great with follow through. The day of the wedding, Stacey was front and center and when she left the venue sparkled with her beautiful arrangements. In addition to the wedding, Stacey also designed beautiful centerpieces for an engagement party at my home. After this experience, she is the only florist I will use in the future. I would recommend her without reservation.
Erica · Married on 07/21/2012
I found Stacey through wedding wire and am go glad I did. I didn't have the biggest flower budget or a firm idea of what i was looking for, and she was still able to give me exactly what I wanted. I told her my likes and dislikes as far as types of flowers, and colors, and sizes. She took all of the information and created the most beautiful arrangement. We were married in Santa Rosa, about 90 minutes north of her studio, and it was no problem having her personally deliver the flowers to the venue. She even came by our hotel and dropped off the personal flowers for the wedding party. I cannot thank her enough for everything she did to make our special day even more special
Jennifer · Married on 07/14/2012
Stacey & Stunning Stems were absolutely amazing! She delivered everything we had asked for & more. She really completed the look we were going for with our winery wedding & we are both so happy to have worked with her. The venue staff, our parents & our guests also all agree that it was one of the most beautiful weddings anyone had ever been to & we owe most of that to Stacey. I would use Stunning Stems again for any occasion.
Rachel · Married on 04/21/2012
Stacey was so wonderful to work with! I ordered my wedding bouquet from her and she delivered the bouquet personally to my hotel room. She was extremely accommodating, listened to exactly what I wanted, and was prompt and professional.
The flowers were gorgeous and I loved the burlap wrap. I would highly recommend Stacey to any bride looking for amazing wedding flowers!
Jocelyn · Married on 09/04/2011
Stacey was amazing! I didn't have a very good idea of what I wanted in terms of florals but knew what colors I wanted to work with. Stacey's creativity and vision blew me away! She gave me all the best flowers for my budget and her designs were STUNNING. She hit the nail right on the head with regards to what I wanted. In addition, she was very flexible to change. I kept going back and forth on how many of each item I wanted and little changes here and there. Not once did I get the vibe that she was frustrated or annoyed. She happily accommodated my changes and executed them perfectly! The results were fabulous! Everyone at my wedding praised how beautiful the flowers were! So beautiful that they proceeded to take them home without asking!
Howard · Married on 08/13/2011
We chose our wedding location in Sebastopol as it was an area we often visited from East Bay and enjoyed with our local friends; and we wanted to share it with our “mostly out-of-town guests. The event setting was already pretty incredible, an old apple orchard surrounded by fields of grapes; so getting a florist able to complement and not compete with the natural beauty was going to be a challenge, but we found someone truly up to the task in Stacey, the owner of Stunning Stems.
We met with her several times before the wedding, looking at colors and photos of different flowers and arrangements. She came up with incredible arrangements, innovative table displays of flowers, candles and artistic glass pieces, and even built our wedding canopy (Chuppah) to our specifications.
She has an uncanny ability to put together combinations of flowers and fabrics and candles and glass; that brought an already spectacular setting to a whole new level.
Darlene · Married on 07/24/2011
Stacey was magnificent. Her creativity and eye for design exceeded our expectations. My fiance and I were planning a rustic, yet elegant, outdoor lake wedding using yellow and eggplant. The only flower request I had was to incorporate blue thistle. Stacey showed me lots of photos of flowers that would compliment my colors and floral designs. I just loved the picasso lily! Everyone at the wedding couldn't get over the "stunning" flowers and even a local florist driving by the venue commented to a guest on how amazing the flowers looked! Stacey was very easy to work with and she was there to see that every detail was taken care of. We were extremely happy with her work and I highly recommend her services to any bride.
Cheryl · Married on 07/08/2011
Stacey is fantastic! She is so creative and enthusiastic. She just did all of the flower arrangements for my wedding: centerpieces, floral cake topper and decorations, bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and trellis. They were truly stunning!!
The moms loved their corsages and the bouquets were gorgeous. She totally nailed it! Most importantly, Stacey worked within my budget to create incredible beauty.
When I met with her, she showed me a mock up arrangement that she liked for me and was more than willing to change things around. We had constant email correspondence, and she was so sweet and always willing to help. She made all of the set up on the day go very smoothly. Stacey was instrumental in making my wedding beautiful, and I'm so grateful that I had the chance to work with her.
M · Married on 06/25/2011
That's all you could hear as my friends, family, and guests looked over the decor that Stacey put together the day of the wedding! Everyone thought the work she did was outstanding (and I think pictures speak volumes so I will try to post some on here, and on Yelp) and my husband and I became flower lovers (when we were originally indifferent - who knew!)
I had the luck of reaching out to Stacey at Stunning Stems on a whim. I prepared a basic email explaining my limited budget (just under $1,500) and the needs for my large bridal party (myself, 6 bridesmaids, 3 flowergirls, 1 MOB, 1 MOG, 1 Aunt; my groom, 1 FOG, 1 FOB and 6 groomsmen) along with those for the ceremony (1 large arch-decorated) and reception space (10-15 indoor tables and quite a few outdoor). When I say that MOST florists were rude or unresponsive - it would be an UNDERSTATEMENT! Most are not interested in even responding when you start with a limited budget, and the few that did weren't very thorough and didn't make me feel like they wanted my business at all... While it may not be much to them - this was hard earned money that my husband and I had saved and we didn't want to waste it.
This was NOT the case with Stacey! She treated me as if I was her most important customer from day 1! In fact, she was able to flawlessly step in to ask the questions I hadn't considered, intuitively anticipate my design aesthetic with little direction, and to consistently deliver a well thought out proposal that made me drool with delight each time I received it!
I was a long distance bride (planned a CA wedding from N. VA - believe me it wasn't fun!), but with Stacey's level of responsiveness, it felt like we were co-located. She delivers estimates and proposals through email which include inspirational photo mock-ups of what your bouquets, decorations and centerpieces will look like. She includes information about the flowers that would be included as well! I couldn't believe how thorough she was - I still don't know how she does it!
When I was out in CA for Christmas, I met her at her studio to see a mock-up of our High centerpieces and I was FLOORED! The fact that she could create something so beautiful on such a limited budget was insane! She also took me to the flower market so that we could confirm the flowers I liked and didn't like, and she made sure to adjust my florals accordingly (I wanted bright sunshiney-yellow, not soft buttery yellow) - Stacey knew the difference and eliminated every element that she thought I wouldn't like!
On the days leading up to the wedding, I realized that Stacey had become more of a friend than a vendor (isn't that what you REALLY need when your wedding is driving you nuts?) She was able to step in where she needed to with little guidance, be persistent (but not annoying) when I went off the radar, revamp my entire estimate based on a venue change within the last week, and even add individual rhinestones to my escort cards when I realized I had left myself too many projects in the days leading up the wedding... My bridesmaids didn't do it - my florist did! What a GEM!
Now I will be 100% upfront and say that ultimately I ended up spending above my originally stated range, but the upgrades were worth every penny. I knew what I was paying for, and the pricing was more than reasonable. There were no hidden amounts, and her invoices were all that I owed - no hidden fees.
Stacey and her team live up to its name and will be my number 1 go to for any future floral needs! I could go on and on, but I won't - just make sure she is at the top of your list of florists for your wedding or special occasion - you won't regret it!
Yeny · Married on 05/21/2011
I met with several florist before finally hiring Stacey to do our wedding ceremony and reception centerpieces and none of them had the excitement and enthusiasm to work with us like she did. During our first meeting she brought plenty of samples and had great ideas, right away I knew I wanted to work with her. The final result was above and beyond what I had expected. The centerpieces were beautiful and it gave our wedding the extra touch of sophistication.
Julie · Married on 04/30/2011
I absolutely LOVED working with Stacey. Of all the people I was matched with at weddingwire.com, she gave me a phone call, then sent me an email with a bunch of ideas and directions I could go with for my florals. I didn't have too many ideas yet and that extra effort made me hire her. I loved how professionally she handled my invoices and conducted each meeting. She took my ideas (rosemary and herbs) and wove them into something beautiful. I was amazed at the how much I got for how much I paid. I had heard that florals would cost me an insane amount, but it was so reasonable (then again, I used a single flower for centerpieces and had no other reception/ceremony florals).
At the wedding, she labeled each bouquet, boutonniere, and corsage with the person's name. There was one hiccup: my mom's corsage was supposed to be a wrist corsage but wasn't. Stacy asked for five minutes and made that pin on into a wrist corsage!
My photographer loved the flowers too- said they really complimented my skin tone (something I hadn't even thought of).
Maya · Married on 05/15/2010
Stacey is a true visionary. She created the most breathtaking and unique flower arrangements for my Las Vegas themed bridal shower. I really did not have any specific requests and the flowers she chose were phenomenal and right in line with my color theme. I almost wish that I had planned a local San Francisco wedding so she could have done those flowers too:)
I highly recommend Stacy to any all brides looking for a great value, outstanding customer service/responsiveness and an unique creative flair.
Thank you Stacey!
Justyne · Married on 04/05/2013
I was married yesterday at SF City Hall and had to write reviews for all my venders today because of my wonderful experience. Stacey was an absolute joy to work with. I called around looking for florists in both San Jose (where I'm from) and SF. She worked with my budget but beyond that she gave me the most amazing bouquet (delivered on time). It was beyond what I had imagined. We didn't think we could get my coral peonies because of weather, but luckily she got some in. I had wanted lily of the valley but they were out of my budget so she substituted jasmine which were just as beautiful and made the bouquet so fragrant I found myself just smelling throughout the day. I got so many compliments on it, and I truly am obsessed. I never want them to wilt. THANKS SO MUCH STACEY!!!!