Recommended by 98%
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Maren Botz-Zapp · Married on 08/10/2019
Flexible, personable, and talented!
I recommend Wendi's floral services for your next event, be it a wedding or otherwise!Sent on 08/31/2019
My husband and I worked with Wendi for our mellow, DIY wedding in Walnut Creek. After we expressed our interest in the smallest package on her site and explained our floral decor needs, Wendi graciously trimmed down the cost of our package and floral purchases to match precisely what we were looking for. She was a delight to collaborate with as well. We met for coffee to share more about our wedding and our personalities -- Wendi used this information and interaction to craft beautiful floral arrangements that matched who WE were as a couple, in addition to the aesthetic of the event itself. I was so impressed! My and my bridal parties' bouquets also received so many compliments -- and they smelled amazing...
In short, Wendi is wonderful to work with and her craftsmanship with flora is phenomenal -- if you are looking for a florist who will collaborate with you to create your vision, look no further than Sweetness & Light!
Rachael · Married on 06/09/2019
Exactly what we wanted
Wendi has excellent intuition. We came to her with just a few words, ethereal, vintage, etc. She was able to very quickly catch on to our vision. On our wedding day it was more than we could ask for. Wendi met with us in person to go over final details and was charming and friendly. Her floral arrangements are gorgeous and well worth her competitive pricing. Looking around the venue on our wedding day was so magical and it was in huge part to Wendi. She was meticulous with her arrangements and her ingenuity shows. But my favorite part about working with Wendi was her persona and how she runs her business. Wendi is easy to communicate with and down to earth. We can't thank her enough for making our vision come true.Sent on 06/19/2019
Kelly · Married on 10/20/2018
INCREDIBLE style and service
I cannot say enough great stuff about Wendi and her services. She is beyond talented, kind, patient (we had lots of changes). Not only did she create unforgettable displays, bouquets, and boutineers on a limited budget and time, but she went out of her way to make sure we got exactly what we wanted with sample photos, Pinterest boards and more! Wendi even designed and delivered one of the most beautiful flower head pieces I have ever seen for the rehearsal dinner. She has the best eye and an incredible aesthetic, using sustainable practices and creating arrangements that look straight from the Anthropologie catalog. Most importantly though, she is the type of person you’d wished to be friends with outside your wedding. Affordable and just the best, I would recommend Sweetness and Light ten times over to anyone planning a wedding.Sent on 12/10/2018
Kasey Sanders · Married on 10/12/2018
We highly recommend Sweetness & Light!
Wendi and the team and Sweetness & Light went above and beyond for our floral arrangements in our October wedding. We couldn't have been more happy with the experience with them from start to finish. I knew right away when looking at photos from different florists in the area that Sweetness & Light would be the best fit for our wedding. You can tell that they really put care and attention into all their arrangements, they are very beautiful, unique, and well-crafted. They were responsive, very nice and easy to work with. You can tell Wendi is an expert with flowers, and I felt confident after our initial meeting that the final flowers would be amazing, which is big for me since I'm usually a worrier! Wendi was able to capture our vision perfectly and the floral arrangements at our wedding were beautiful. I highly recommend Sweetness & Light to anyone looking for a florist!Sent on 11/12/2018
Lingling · Married on 03/24/2018
Beautiful flowers, part of my sweet wedding! Wendi is very nice and helpful! Wendi also provided me the silver mercury votives, making the reception table look shining. In all, beautiful and sweet, just as exactly what I want! ;)Sent on 05/12/2018
Genesis · Married on 11/12/2017
Where do I even begin... Wendy is amazing!Sent on 12/27/2017
I felt very comfortable with her since our very first conversation. Working with someone you can trust is very important. She is extremely professional! I felt like she knew exactly what I wanted, and gave me recommendations. She created a Pinterest board for me, which helped me visualize, how everything was going to look. She worked with my budget and was very responsive. I highly recommend Wendy. You will not regret hiring her. She is worth every penny. I got so many compliments on my flower and decor arrangements. The saying goes: Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life. Wendy is the epitome of an individual who loves her profession.
Thank you so much Wendy!
Sweetness & Light Floral Design's reply:Oh Genesis! It was such a pleasure working with you! I'm so happy you and your family loved everything!
Maren · Married on 09/03/2017
Wendi was wonderful to work with from the beginning. She made beautiful arrangements that reflected our style as a couple and respected our budget from the start. When I called her the week before the wedding after a last minute decision to have flowers in my bridal updo, she put together a beautiful bag of flowers and hand delivered it the morning of my hair appointment. We got so many compliments on our centerpieces, flowers, and the arrangement in my hair!Sent on 11/10/2017
Marisa · Married on 08/26/2017
Wendi was so wonderful and attentive leading up to and on my wedding day! After parting ways from another florist due to lack of responsiveness and professionalism, my wedding planner recommended Wendi from Sweetness & Light. Upon our first conversation, Wendi was very understanding and respectful of both the situation and budget. She was exceptionally responsive and professional throughout the planning process. On the wedding day, she totally delivered. Everything from bouquets and boutonnieres to the placement of each lavender sprig on our guests' napkins, was absolutely perfect. Her attention to detail is unparalleled. I'd highly recommend Sweetness & Light for anyone planning his or her upcoming wedding. Thank you so much Wendi!Sent on 11/05/2017
Shayna · Married on 08/25/2017
Wendi and team at Sweetness and Light totally delivered! We gave some admittedly difficult, conflicting requests between the two of us; one wanted rustic and one wanted clean and modern. Wendi created the perfect compromise between the two that our guests are still gushing about two months later. She is a total pro and the price is right—would recommend her time and time again! Thank you Sweetness and Light!!Sent on 11/08/2017
Craig · Married on 08/12/2017
Wendi at Sweetness and Light Floral Design was recommended to us by our wedding planner and we couldn't be happier with the NUMEROUS floral arrangements that she provided. We met with Wendi and we described our theme and what our favorite flowers were (and helped identify which flowers we liked based on our very vague descriptions).Sent on 08/26/2017
She took all that information and then created beauty, put simply. She provided floral arrangements for all three of our events: the rehearsal dinner at a restaurant, our after wedding brunch at our house, and of course our wedding. All were unique & beautiful and all really exemplified the theme and colors of our wedding.
Lastly Wendi went above and beyond and helped source the sapling that we used for our tree planting ceremony for the wedding. That little sapling is currently very happy in our yard and we are looking forward to enjoying it for many years as a reminder of our beautiful day.
If you're looking for a floral design service that can adapt and really bring out your personality in your wedding, look no further than Sweetness & Light Floral Design.
Sweetness & Light Floral Design's reply:Thanks Craig & Thomas for your kind words! It is always a pleasure to work with people who let us sorta run with their vision, and you two really let us do our thing to make each event truly special and unique!
Anne · Married on 08/11/2017
Wendi was a delight to work with and her flowers were stunning! I would absolutely book her again and 100% recommend her!Sent on 11/03/2017
Minnie · Married on 06/17/2017
Wendi helped make our wedding day vision come to life! We felt she really listened and took the time to understand what we wanted, and was then able to execute with flexibility and creativity making our day and our photos so beautiful!Sent on 11/09/2017
Ashley · Married on 05/13/2017
We hired Wendi for our outdoor wedding at the UC Botanical Garden and she did such an amazing job with everything. She was super creative, easy to communicate with, and we felt super comfortable letting her take the reins for everything flower related for our wedding.Sent on 06/15/2017
Not only did everything come out amazingly, we were amazing at how much we got for so little money. When I commented to my brother about how much we spent, he thought it was 10x what we actually spent. That's how much value we felt that Wendi gave us in our flowers.
Overall, if there is any doubt about considering Sweetness and Light, there is no need to even have that be a thought in your mind. They will do an amazing job at an amazing price!
Sweetness & Light Floral Design's reply:Ashley! It was such a pleasure creating your florals, Alyssa and I had such a wonderful time putting together your beautiful backdrop and I LOVED your bouquet! Wishing you two all the best and the best of luck keeping those bunnies hopping!
Darinee · Married on 04/08/2017
Wendi is an absolute treasure! She designed the flowers for our wedding at the Outdoor Art Club in Mill Valley. Throughout the entire process, she was friendly, responsive, and thorough. She was respectful of our budget and worked hard to make it work with what we desired. After our first conversation, she created a pinterest board of styles and designs like we discussed. I'm a visual person, so this was helpful to have. I knew she understood me and that we were on the same page. I trusted her completely.Sent on 04/12/2017
On the day of the wedding, I was absolutely stunned! My bouquet was perfect. The flowers at the venue and ceremony were so beautiful and transformed the space. It was magical. Our friends and families kept commenting how gorgeous our flowers were. They said the arrangements were the most beautiful that they've seen. Not only is her work flawless, but Wendi is just the sweetest person ever. She genuinely wants you to be happy and to make your wedding day perfect. We feel so lucky to have had her talents on our wedding day, and emphatically recommend her for all your floral needs!
Karen · Married on 08/27/2016
Wendi at Sweetness & Light is a true gem. She is easy to work with, extremely talented and goes above and beyond. Her designs and arrangements will blow you away.Sent on 09/06/2016
Naveed · Married on 07/28/2016
Wendi was absolutely amazing to work with! We planned our wedding from the East Coast, and were nervous about not meeting our vendors prior to the big day. Upon first call, Wendi instantly created a Pinterest board with what she thought was our vision for the wedding. We used this to communicate, in addition to calls, and we went over everything we liked and didnt like. I mentioned to Wendi that my husband is from Australia and eucalyptus is their national flower, and Wendi included this in almost all of our arrangements, including the boutonnieres and bouquets. Pricing was incredibly reasonable in comparison to other floral designers in the area, and Wendi assured us anything we wanted, she could make happen, within our budget. Quality of florals- AMAZING! Better than expected. Even the areas where we talked about "a few vines on a table" were beyond our expectations. Wendi is an artist, and made our day even more magical and beautiful with her attention to detail. I cant say enough!Sent on 08/31/2016
Julie · Married on 04/02/2016
Perfect, perfect, perfect! Wendi was awesome! From our first meeting through to the actual day I couldn't be more pleased! Highly recommend!Sent on 04/23/2016
Nikki · Married on 04/02/2016
Working with Wendi Goad of Sweetness & Light Floral Design was an absolute delight. I am smiling just thinking back on all of our interactions. She truly went above and beyond in all capacities to make our vision a reality! She was willing to take on tasks outside of florals and even procured "rentals" that we could not find elsewhere. Wendi is prompt, responsive, open and accommodating. She was able to execute exactly what was in our minds, with minimal direction from us, other than the word "natural" and a Pinterest board. She worked within our budget to exceed our expectations! Oh and by the way, the florals were STUNNING. I would highly recommend Sweetness & Light and hope to work with Wendi again in the future!Sent on 05/08/2016
Ji-hae · Married on 08/08/2015
Wendi is a true artist. I still can't get over my flowers especially the bouquets for me and my bridesmaids! They were simply so amazing and beautiful.. Not only was Wendi a pro at flowers but when it came to last minute wedding crisis, she was the boss. What more can you ask for from a flower vendor? Her designs are spectacular for any type of wedding style. You propose your vision and she will make it happen. Her pricing is also very reasonable for those budget conscious brides out there.Sent on 12/12/2015
Ryan · Married on 05/30/2015
What can I say? Wendi is amazing. She executed my vision perfectly and well within my budget. It looked like we spent an absolute fortune on florals and decor without breaking our bank.Sent on 06/10/2015
From the very beginning I was adamant about a clean, modern design accented with candle lighting and monochromatic colors. I was worried that this would bore any floral designer and result in less than inspired pieces, but Wendi just let the design take over.
The different sized tables lent themselves to varied centerpieces, my bouquet was exquisite, the escort card table a dream, and she even managed to get my favorite lighting elements into the venue when we thought it couldn't be done. I craved something different, chic, and modern and she exceeded my expectations over and over again.
On top of her talent she is an absolute gem to work with. She was so friendly and understanding, and was always willing to throw in an idea or two during the brainstorming sessions. I can't wait to have another event just so that I can work with her again.
Nikki · Married on 08/30/2013
Wendi Goad is the owner and a remarkable person to have on your team. I am not sure how to write a wedding review that really shows how much we enjoyed having Wendi as our florist.Sent on 03/16/2014
First, Wendi is sweet and full of light. Which is why the name of her company fits her so well
“Sweetness & Light”. So you might think that is a little cheesey, but you will see when you meet
her. Her sweetness comes out from the second you meet her and the light comes out in her
floral design. She took on the difficult task of making an already beautiful venue even more
beautiful. When we met with Wendi at Nestldown in Los Gatos, Ca she immediately let us know
that a simple elegance were the accents we needed to a classic wedding at Nestldown. We
chose white flowers for the simple design and Wendi suggested a hint of blush to add some
elegance. Our table displays were perfect. It looked amazing!!!
Wendi could have been done there, but after a long walk to the ceremony site down some
big steps guided by large redwood trees, she showed more talent. When we got to the alter
she suggested some hanging candle holders with white flowers to fall behind us as we got
married. A great idea to accent the immense amount of greenery - it needed something and she immediately captured it with her eye for floral design. Perfect!
When we got the barn at Nestldown, she brought even more excellence. Simple excellence.
The barn was a rustic feel that needed some warmth and romance to capture our first dance
(as well as father daughter and mother son). Wendi added some tea light candles to accent the
windows around the entire barn. It really brought everything together.
We could not be happier with Wendi. We hope you get a chance to book Wendi as you will be
glad you did! We whole heartly recommend her and look forward to using her for future events.
Thanks for everything Wendi!
Gabe & Nikki
Ashley · Married on 09/22/2012
My now-husband and I had the good fortune of having Sweetness & Light Floral Design as our florist for our wedding - in short, absolutely amazing! Wendi is so professional and so talented. I don't know what we would have done without her!Sent on 12/10/2012
From our initial consultation on, Wendi had the perfect vision of what worked best for our wedding. We wanted wildflowers, and didn't know much else. Wendi took that and ran with it to put together the most gorgeous bouquets, boutonierres and reception arrangements I have ever seen. I teared up at how beautiful her arrangements were for our wedding.
I absolutely recommend Sweetness & Light Floral Design!!
Daniel · Married on 05/25/2012
Wendi was an incredible florist for our wedding! She was able to incorporate my vision into reality! I was impressed with her professionalism (she knows all the ins-and-outs of the business), her ability to think quickly on her feet (nothing goes perfectly, so having a smart florist who can handle the ride is key!), and level of detail was incredible. She helped make our wedding a beautiful affair and I couldn't have been happier with the end result.Sent on 09/25/2012
We love your work Wendi and were honored to have your help at our wedding. You made it all look so beautiful!!
Blanhe · Married on 08/14/2016
We (bride and mother of bride) immediately felt comfortable with Wendi the first time we met her. She listened to what we wanted, shared her professional experience to held guide us with our choices and the results were just like we wanted it.Sent on 08/17/2016
We received many positive comments about the floral arrangements from many guests.
Jennifer · Married on 08/30/2014
Sweetness & Light did the flowers for my wedding in August 2014. The flowers were fresh and creative, and for my book-theme, Wendi Goad (the owner) even made paper flowers for my wedding arch, which was a wonderful touch! Wendi herself is a pleasure to work with, and I really enjoyed having her wonderful and bright personality as part of my wedding team!Sent on 09/21/2014