I just spoke to my day of coordinator and she nor I have heard of the company you mentioned??? Not to say, they don’t have a good rep here in town, but if you’re having trouble reaching them for a quote already, that to me is an instant red flag waving in my face alone. I don’t know if your wedding venue forces you to use the florist on their recommended list, but if not, might I offer you a suggestion that my DOC introduced me to.
Just’In Blooms and Roses based out of Round Rock. Just north of Austin, does destination weddings. Your venue is considered within the greater Austin area, so there will be no additional charge according to Christina, my DOC. Dripping Springs is kind of a small town, so that may be why we haven’t heard of your florist recommendation, and they might be the only local one, closest to your wedding site. Anyway, after meeting Nestecha, the owner and lead designer, I could not turn away from how different she made me feel compared to other florists in town. I was at ease knowing that her and my DOC, an event designer by trade were working side by side to give me ideas and inspiration that suited our personality type, wedding theme and most importantly our tiiiiiiiight budget!
Seriously, I did not know flowers were possible, with my wedding savings allowance! I never thought I would have been able to come close to affording fresh flowers for my centerpieces. Nestecha made it doable, because she truly believed it sets the mood for every wedding. Bringing in that fresh scent. And Christina my DOC, opened my eyes into seeing why it was visually aesthetically appealing. She said it broke up all the hard surfaces with a softer texture and added depth to each table with the perfect scale, Nestecha came up with.
I got a lot of help from these two ladies. Nestecha even threw in a free toss bouquet and fresh loose rose petals with my order as a personal gift from her shop. She exclusively gives a generous discount for brides who are recommended to her by her wedding planners and event designers, so I think that had a lot to do with my special rate.
Are you looking for a DOC? If so, I always highly suggest mine. Christina Alfonso of Ventana Design and Events. She was my absolute match after meeting her at my girl friend’s wedding. Her and I got along great. My sister in law is getting married Sept. 17th, and she will also conduct her wedding as well. Shopping around, she’s by far the cheapest DOC in Austin. I hate saying cheap, because her performance is anything but that. She understood my vision from beginning to end and put on a flawless wedding production that put me into tears through out the evening. It was better than I had hoped for.
Anyway, I don’t know how much it will help, but if you call Nestecha and tell her that you are a friend of Vanessa Jackson, the old Hollywood Glam wedding at Mercury Hall, from last Saturday. I am sure she will cut you a sweet deal and be able to throw together a design for you that you will love and can absolutely afford!
Best of Luck,