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Caroline · Married on 12/14/2019
Wow! Working with Tara was one of the best decisions we made, and she absolutely nailed the theme for our wintry/woodsy December wedding! Our guests couldn’t get over how beautiful our wedding was, and Tara made it truly magical. After a few conversations and emails to get our communication on the same page at first, woah--we were amazed by how well she executed every single detail of our vision (and we had a lot of specific details). There wasn’t so much as a single leaf, petal, pine cone, piece of velvet, or candle out of place--it was all PERFECT. Tara is not afraid to get her hands dirty, and spent several days on site at our church and reception venue prepping for the big day. She got creative with our layout to showcase the best attributes of our venue space, and disguise the less desirable ones (like the elevator shaft). She is a perfectionist, and that is what you want when it comes to bringing your wedding day design vision to life. She is thoughtful, thorough, and very responsive. Incredible design takes time, budget, and lots of collaboration with the creative professional you entrust, but we’d do it all over again with Tara in a heartbeat.
Also, we brought 3 evergreen trees into the church for our ceremony and another 3 into our reception space. After the wedding, Tara donated some of those trees to families in need. What a sweetheart--the true meaning of Christmas!Sent on 01/28/2020
Kg1005 · Married on 10/05/2019
Stunning floral arrangements
It was a pleasure to work with Tara for our October wedding at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Tara was very responsive to all of our requests and designed some truly beautiful arrangements. The flowers she selected for the wedding party, the tables and as accents throughout our church and reception were simply gorgeous. She also helped to select other decor such as linens and candles, which pulled the whole look together. Everything was exactly what I was hoping for and more. I essentially shared a few pictures with Tara about a color scheme and some general ideas and she just took it from there. I knew I never had to worry about the end result. And I was right as everything came out just simply beautiful. Tara is also just a very kind and fun person, who knew many of my other vendors which made everything come together seamlessly. I give Tara my highest recommendation.Sent on 11/17/2019
Tara Pollio Event Design's reply:Thank you so much Kristen!! You were such a delight to work with! Thank you for trusting me to bring your vision to life! I can’t wait to see photos!
Michelle · Married on 02/17/2019
Inspiring Ideas and Flawless Execution
Tara was fantastic to work with for our fall wedding in VT, and I would absolutely recommend her for event and floral design. She really took the time to understand our style and the type of event we wanted for our guests, and her creative ideas were always inspiring. We had a lot of fun bouncing ideas back and forth to create an event that really had a WOW factor, without feeling over the top. Her execution is flawless - every guest was amazed at how beautiful the decor, the lighting and flowers were. Tara is detail oriented, high energy, and loves a challenge. It was so comforting to know going into our wedding day that Tara would make sure everything looked perfect, and that we could focus on enjoying the day with family and friends. It was a pleasure to work with her, and I look forward to seeing all the beautiful events she plans in the future!Sent on 11/21/2019
Lauren · Married on 12/09/2017
Tara is a gem. She has impeccable taste and is truly a GREAT person. She worked so hard on every last detail and knew I was probably the most anal retentive bride she has ever met and still loved me afterward! I had a very strong vision and Tara only enhanced it, she went way beyond flowers and lighting but made great recommendations on flow and ambience. Our wedding would never have been as special without her, her husband and her engineer son who helped bring our vision to life. She stuck with us when our venue surprised us with construction right before our wedding and helped make it all look impeccable. We are happy to call her a friend! Thank you Tara again for all that you did for us, you are a star <3 <3 <3Sent on 07/18/2018
Bri · Married on 09/23/2017
Tara was EXCEPTIONAL! She made all of my wedding dreams come true. We created a Pinterest board together and she immediately understood the style I wanted for the wedding. Seeing a proposal is a lot different from knowing what the finished product will look like and when my wedding day arrived, I was completely blown away by Tara's work - it was AMAZING! The lighting, table arrangements, greenery in the tent, and candles created the most romantic perfect wedding setting - I couldn't imagine anything more perfect. It was my dream wedding. She was so professional and truly is so talented at what she does. She transformed a simple wedding tent into the most romantic setting for a wedding I've ever seen.Sent on 10/11/2017
Krysta · Married on 09/09/2017
Tara was easy to work with. Somehow she managed to create exactly what I was hoping for based on some Pinterest photos and my explanations. Everything was really beautiful.Sent on 10/09/2017
When I called Tara for the first time, I mentioned that I wanted local, in-season dahlias and she was happy to make this happen. Other local florists were unwilling to do it.
Tara was able to accommodate not only our request for dahlias, but was able to create us crowns of myrtle for our ceremony, which we had under another of her amazing creations. The dahlias were stunning and created a very special and beautiful spot for our ceremony.
Elizabeth · Married on 09/02/2017
Tara Pollio is absolutely brilliant and a true artist! We hired Tara as our wedding florist and event designer and it was the best decision I made (after saying I do ;)). Her taste level is out of this world and she did a FANTASTIC job staying within our budget. When I first contacted Tara to inquire about her services she said she needed to focus on her current brides and couldn't chat for another few weeks. Even though I was eager to get the ball rolling with her, I was correct in perceiving this as a strong indication of how devoted to her clients she is. Throughout the entire planning process she was so responsive, incredibly creative and an excellent sounding board for all things wedding related. She completely understood our vision and brought it to the next level. Above everything, Tara was so wonderful to work with because of her amazingly warm personality. By the day of the wedding, I felt like we needed to have a seat for Tara because she become a close friend. She is the best. Hire this genius!Sent on 09/28/2017
Taylor · Married on 07/22/2017
Tara Pollio was truly fabulous!! Tara helped design the whole look of our event and coordinated so many of the details. We had an at-home wedding that required a lot of planning and coordinating with other vendors. Tara (and her amazing assistant Victoria) kept me and my parents calm the whole time and handled so many of the details! We were really able to have a stress-free wedding day. Tara thought of absolutely everything and left no details out. Tara's flowers were so much more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. She gave me exactly what I wanted, when I wasn't even sure what I wanted!! She is truly an artist with her sense for design. In addition to flowers, Tara helped us pick out linens, added pretty signs around the event, and helped incorporate some special family mementos into the decor. She worked incredibly well with our caterer, tent company, bus company and so on. She was so positive and supportive (and often patient!!) throughout the whole process. I honestly believe that our wedding would not have been nearly as special or beautiful without Tara's eye for design and attention to detail. I can't recommend Tara enough!!Sent on 07/31/2017
Jamie · Married on 05/07/2016
Tara Polio is exceptional - I would recommend her to anyone. And she is more than just flowers - she truly does it all. I knew immediately after meeting Tara that I was in good hands, and it was such a relief! She is incredibly capable and gets the job done with absolute perfection. For the many months leading up to the day, she took care of every detail to beautify our wedding, and made sure there was no stone left unturned. We had a somewhat complicated venue space and a very large wedding, but Tara accepted the challenge and went above and beyond. Weather ended up changing our plans for the weekend, and Tara handled everything beautifully and did not let us worry about a thing. She is a true professional. The finished product was absolutely spectacular and I received overwhelming compliments on our flowers and design. She is amazing!Sent on 05/31/2016
Lauren · Married on 08/22/2015
Tara made my wedding absolutely gorgeous!!!! She knew exactly what I was looking for, was able to create what I had envisioned fully, and it could not have been more perfect! She was also very helpful, communicative, and flexible throughout the entire planning process. She was happy to listen to all of our questions or concerns and take the time to walk us through everything. She had also worked with several of our other vendors and had great relationships with them! She was so kind and incredibly lovely to work with, and we will recommend her to ANYONE in need of beautiful blooms! We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding or a better florist :)Sent on 08/31/2015
User5594702 · 2+ years ago
Tara did a magnificent job customizing all of the flowers and decorations for our wedding weekend. We could not have been happier and the results could not have been more stunning! Tara devoted so much time and attention to our wedding weekend and she took care of everything related to flowers and décor. I had a vision for what I wanted our wedding weekend to look like but knew I needed to find someone with the talent and expertise to make that vision come to life. The minute my husband and I met Tara, we knew we found that person. We didn’t even bother to look into any other florists. Tara is incredibly sweet and she works so hard to bring your vision to life. She did all of the décor for both our wedding day and a welcome party we threw the night before our wedding. For our welcome party we gave her a very general guideline of what we wanted with no specific requests at all—and what she put together was incredible. It was like she knew exactly what to do to convey the mood and look we wanted. Our guests can’t stop raving about her floating lanterns, among many other special touches. My husband and I didn’t work with a wedding planner and we never regretted that decision because Tara did it all! Tara is so much more than an exceptional florist—she translates your ideas into a beautiful scene and doesn’t leave any detail untouched. Also, it’s worth mentioning that I’m a bit of a control freak and Tara was organized and very responsive to my many emails and questions throughout our wedding planning process. She also worked seamlessly with the coordinator and staff of our venue, The Equinox.Sent on 11/07/2015
Jennifer · Married on 05/31/2015
Tara's work is remarkable! She is not only easy to work with, well organized, but a great listener....she knew exactly the look I wanted and then went above and beyond to make it perfect. I couldn't be happier with our floral arrangements at our wedding. Did I mention my bouquet was ABSOLUTELY stunning! It truly made a lasting impression with guests. I am still getting compliments on how beautiful my flowers were. Highly, highly recommend Tara Pollio!Sent on 07/04/2015