Florists >Something Special With Flowers
4725 Lumber Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM | Directions 8710935.135352 -106.591257
I am very disappointed with what happened with my wedding.
The time that we agreed upon, stated in the wedding estimate details, said that the flowers would be delivered at 2PM. They did not get delivered until 4PM, when the ceremony was supposed to start. We were actually waiting on the flowers to start the ceremony. So you can understand how much anxiety this caused me.
As we were walking through the reception room, before the ceremony started and before I received the bouquets, I noticed that every single hydrangea flower that was on the table in vases of water was severely wilted, so much so that they just drooped over the vases. This was not what I wanted, nor what I hope that you would like to have happened either.
When we got to the bouquets, I noticed that all of them were wilted, but especially mine. The hydrangeas in my bouquet were turning brown. Three roses fell off of their stems during the pictures immediately following the ceremony.
I realize that hydrangeas are delicate flowers, and it was hot that day, but I expected the flowers to look decent when they were first delivered. So not only were they 2 hours late, the flowers looked like they had been sitting in a hot truck for the 2 hours that they were late.
After all of this, Christine sent me a note saying that she would like to give me a free bouquet as an apology. In my honest opinion, getting a free bouquet would not fix the problem at all.
This was a huge waste of $1000.
The absolute best quality and care!!! The owner Christine did the flowers for our wedding in May of 2011 and EVERY event since! The quality of work and customer service far surpass the average expectations! Christine personally did all the work for a wedding of 300 guests and didn't blink an eye with any special requests we had. I HIGHLY recommend Something Special with Flowers because I KNOW the level of professionalism that comes with the show-stopping floral arrangements! I WILL NEVER GO ANYWHERE ELSE!
Best Florist! – Awesome!!! Couldn't have been happier with my flowers. They are so professional and caring. Paying attention down to the last detail. I'll never use another florist again!!!!!!!!
the best florist to use – is the best florist for any occasion.
professional - curteous- great desinger- very knowledgeable
Extremely Professional & Goes Above & Beyond – I have used Something Special with Flowers for over 10 years. We are event planners in town, and have been pleased with each job they have done for our clients. Whether it is a wedding or a fundraiser, this company has listened to the needs and vision for each and has delivered beyond our expectations. As each client is different and comes to this company with a specific vision and ideas - not once has this company failed to meet that vision. We appreciate the attention to detail, the flexibiltity, the customer service and personal touches that have been offered to our clients by Something Special With Flowers. It is always nice to work with someone who cares about their clients and will go above and beyond to make their event spectacular. We recommend this company to our brides and corporate clients, because we have had such grande experiences with their work.
Unbelievable quality! – I, too, knew who I was going to use for my wedding flowers from the start, Something Special with Flowers. Christine's reputation is as impeccable as her floral arrangements. She incorporated the style of my dress, my personal style, and type of wedding (elegant garden wedding & reception) in creating my bouquet. It was a striking bouquet bursting with Dendrobium orchids and lavender roses. I received overwhelming comments from my wedding guests about how elegant and beautiful my wedding flowers were.
Aside from her fulfilling the needs on my wedding day, she also made me a bouquet (with only 1 day notice) so that I could have photos taken the weekend before. She was thrilled to provide this additional service and it was the perfect addition for my portraits.
I cannot thank her enough for also working directly with my cake decorator. They did everything together and I was so pleased with the result.
As for price, she can't be beat for the comparable quality. I must have had hundreds of orchids in my wedding (for an amazing price - less than $500). My flowers set the tone for my elegant and classy dream wedding. I KNOW there is no other florist in town would do that for a client.
Something Special with Flowers is by appointment only, but so are most high quality services (wedding dresses, wedding cakes, wedding planners, etc.). Her quality is unwavering. I recommend her to my friends and all of those classy brides wanting their flowers to be the perfect accent on their wedding day!
Not your average flower shop! – When I started planning my wedding I already knew who I wanted to use as my florist. Last year my best friend had used Something Special with Flowers as her florist and I had been quite impressed with the bouquets and centerpieces the florist had assembled. I also knew I didn't want to use your average "run of the mill" flower shop. I wanted someone who specialized in wedding flowers. I got just that! She was very open to my ideas and was able to understand the style and mood I was trying to create on our first meeting. She created memorable arrangements and bouquets for my most memorable day and I am so thankful! I would recommend her highly!
Horrible, go somewhere else – The owner seems all cheery and nice, and will do anything. as the other review said she is hard to get a hold of, is only in the store when she needs to be, she was not even there when we returned the podiums she used. The worst part is her invoices and estimates. She was impossible to get estimates from.... when we got the original one, she said that it was going to be 500.... in the end we paid 1500......and when your last estimate comes 3 days before the wedding what are you going to do? She says she'll get it to you and never does. Then when you ask WHY the price hike, she says its labor and delivery.... WHAT??? I don't think so. She also promised she would PERSONALLY be doing the arrangements, and what happens, she sends two of her STUDENTS. So of course they looked NOTHING like what was discussed. She also lost all the "notes" she took from the meetings, and we would have to go over things again and again. She didn't even end up using the right flowers. And what florist does not cut off the pollen tips from the flowers? I got pollen ALL over my dress... She also did not TRIM any of the bouquets, we had to do it all ourselves. This woman should go out of business... GO SOMEWHERE ELSE
Would not recommend – Owner tells you what you want to hear, then arranges what she wants to arrange. I gave her pictures of what I wanted! She used mismatched ribbons on my pieces (burgundy AND bright red!), and made pieces out of silk flowers without asking me or notifying me! She is hard to get a hold of, as she only goes to her shop when she needs to. She promised me an invoice/estimate within days and it took months! I wish I had gone somewhere else. Value for the price was extremely poor!!!
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