From the first phone call until walking into the DAC, I have nothing but positive words to say about your staff and their ability to wow your customers!!! Ann Owens was on top of everything!!! When I called one day to find Ann off site, Cheryl Donovan worked with me. Both were so helpful, knowledgeable, and professional!!!
The first thing I did after walking into my venue and seeing the flowers was to email Ann to tell her how thrilled I was. Several people asked for the name of the florist I used. I plan to use you as my florist in the future.
I am Alexandra's mom. You were the designer we met with for her table decorations for her wedding at Meadow Brook Hall. The decorations were spectacular! When we met with you for the Create and Design Session, we were so impressed how you completely understood our vision! Our goal was to carry the classic, elegant look of inside of the mansion outside to the tent and you definitely accomplished that! The beautiful flower arrangements with the gold leaves, the candle displays and candelabras creating such a warm elegant atmosphere, sequin tablecloths, gold chairs, all of the special touches, and the organization of the refractory table was magnificent! Really, there are not words to describe how we felt. The entire process and each person we met with at Emerald City Designs were great! Thank you and all of the staff who made this such a magical day!
Pam Hall, Mother of the Bride
Emerald City Designs far exceeded our expectations! We were so impressed with the floral, decor, and coordinating services. Your team captured our vision to a tee! Ann was also extremely professional and made the day flow with ease. She even helped in a moment of panic when my dress strap came off and she sewed it right back on!
We will definitely be using ECD for future events and will highly recommend your company to anyone in the market.
Sarah and Tyler, Bride and Groom
I wanted to say thank you for everything! You were great and I will miss talking to you everyday! We should keep in touch! :-) You were amazing and I will refer you to anyone who's getting married! <3 Talk to you soon!
Thank you so much Emerald City Designs!! My daughter's wedding was stunning!! Her wedding took place at The Inn at St. John's and was a night that we'll never forget. Nicole (and other staff) helped us through all the planning making Amanda's venue absolutely beautiful!! The flowers, arrangements, seating, linens, seating chart, place cards and lighting were so soft, romantic and beautiful. The staff were so kind, warm and helpful when I went down to set up the candy table the morning of the wedding. They made sure that everything was to my liking and that it was the way I planned it. We live out of town and planning this venue was so easy by Emerald City Designs!!
Thank you for making Amanda and Billy's wedding a night to remember.
Donna, Mother of the Bride
I just wanted to thank you so much for everything on Saturday. I was blown away by how everything came together; it's as though you could see right into my mind and know how to put all of my ideas and inspirations into one beautiful piece. You made this process so easy and enjoyable for us - I knew I could put absolute faith in you guys to make everything perfect and you did not disappoint. Our guests could not stop talking about how everything looked - we got so many compliments! I will be sure to write you guys a great review and recommend you to everyone I know.
Thank you again! We had a great day and are so glad you guys were a part of it.
Rebecca Poronto, Bride
Can you say AMAZING? We held our wedding at Meadow Brook Hall with the ceremony in the Pegasus Garden and the reception in the garden tent. Nicole went absolutely above and beyond in transforming my ideas into reality. I came to her with nothing more than an eclectic Pinterest board and vague descriptions of how I envisioned my wedding, and the final result was beyond even my imagination. ECD created beautiful birch and floral ceremony decor, decorated our reception with string lights and organza strung from the ceiling, 3 different coordinating table displays with varying centerpieces and tablecloths, added tons of small touches such as cocktail napkins with a monogram they created and song lyrics from our first dance song, wedding hashtag signs, they provided all of our chairs and risers for the table, a vintage furniture lounge area next to the dance floor, all perfectly coordinated with my theme... I can't even put into words how above and beyond they went. Coupled with the fact that they completed all set up and take down - we had almost nothing to do at the end of the night. We were able to simply arrive to our wedding and spend the day being blown away at everything, and then at the end of the night we got to ride away with our wedding party and know that ECD was taking care of everything. It was expensive, but I don't think you can put a price on the ease of mind you get from knowing that they are experts and are going to make sure everything turns out beautifully. If I got to do it all over again, I would use ECD every single time. Amazing, simply amazing.
Thank you so much for your support before, during, and after the wedding! We couldn't have done it without you! I appreciate your attention to detail, responsiveness, and motivation (especially to finish the timeline). And, you gained my trust in about 47 minutes :) Joe and I are so grateful for all of your help! Hope to see you soon. After all, I adore you!
Much love and thank yous!
Andrea and Joe, Bride and Groom
50th Birthday Party
Thank you so very much for all of your hard work and great ideas. We couldn't be happier with everything. The party was a huge hit and the rooms looked fabulous. The flowers were beautiful - everything was perfect!!
NATALIE WAS THE BEST!!! Really made everything so fun and easy - would recommend her to anyone who asked.
Maria Gronda, Bride
Thank you for your email.
Isabella and Sam's wedding was a dream come true and this is largely due to Ann Owens. It was an absolute joy to work with Ann. She totally exceeded our expectations in every way. I will be forever indebted to her...she gave my daughter and us such abundant joy on the wedding day...a day many will never forget.
Again, thank you.
Maddie Tobias, Mother of the Bride
Thank you for your email.
I wanted to let you know that I think Ann Owens is absolutely incredible. I can't imagine a better wedding planner in the whole world. She is so kind, an amazing listener, has the best style and is a total boss!! I don't know what we would have done without her. Our wedding was absolutely magical and so much of that was due to her, I could tell that she truly cared and put her whole heart into the wedding and that touched my mom and I so much. She was a blessing.
Thank you so much for your beautiful company, I am so grateful to you guys for the best night of my life!
All the best,
Isabella Tobias Lites, Bride
Thank you so much for being so wonderful, your endless kindness and patience are truly extraordinary!!!!!! Sam and I are so grateful to you for being so supportive and helping us to have the wedding of our dreams, we will never forget it <3
I just wanted to, once again, thank you and Natalie for the outstanding, professional and very well-coordinated job you did making Isabella and Sam's wedding so perfect! It was truly remarkable and I know many hours of work went into the execution of such a beautiful wedding. I truly cannot fathom coordinating and keeping all the details straight for such a large wedding with so many moving parts. You ladies made it look seamless and effortless....but I know it was anything but. Again, kudos, congrats on a perfect event and many thanks for your hard work....and probably tired feet.
Kim Lites, Step Mother of the Groom
Just wanted to say a million thank you's to you and your entire team that worked on our wedding! It truly was perfect and everything looked amazing and exceeded our expectations! The ceremony space was insane and then seeing the tables come together was awesome. We received so many compliments on everything and truly appreciate all the hard work.
Shannon and Patrick, Bride and Groom
Good morning Natalie!
I wanted to thank you again for helping us get through one of the most important days of our lives! Shelby's wedding was absolutely wonderful and we could not be happier with how everything turned out. We had so many wonderful comment on how stunning everything was!
Thanks again and enjoy your weekend!
Kelly Dean, Mother of the Bride
Nicole and Natalie,
From the bottom of our hearts, we cannot thank you enough for making our special day more than we could have ever dreamed of. Both of us were blown away during our grand entrance that we both got choked up while walking in!!!!!! There are absolutely no other words to describe how perfect everything looked. My whole life I dreamed of a wedding like the one you guys provided us, it was truly something out of a Disney scene. I have already wrote a review on your Facebook page and will most definitely be recommending you guys to any future Mr. and Mrs.!!!!!
The New Mr. and Mrs.
Nick and Shelby Peterson!!!!!!!, Groom and Bride
I'm sorry this took me so long but I'm sure if anyone understands, it's you. I can't thank you enough for everything. You completely outdid yourself on every aspect of our wedding. I envy people that achieve being really great at what they do and it's very clear that you fall into that category. I feel so lucky that I was introduced to you and the ECD family. You all made the most important day of our life very very special and memorable. Please forward this to David, Nicole, and the rest of your staff as I know they all had a huge part in this too.
I just want to thank you guys so much for making the evening so special! It was amazing and both of your teams went above and beyond!!! I am so happy with how everything turned out and wish I could sleep, live, and breathe on that flower wall!!! I have not stopped getting compliments on the party and florals. The flowers were beautiful for my house party the next day too.
Thank you for everything!!!
Jharna Patel, Bride
Good morning, Natalie
I must say, walking into the Atrium, and seeing the floral arrangements was unbelievable! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! The evening was magical and romantic. Perfect venue for a wedding! Kelly & Mauro were so happy!
You created the most incredible floral design with our selected centerpieces and wine bottles, and the elegance captured for the Captain's Table - WOW!!
ECD, job well done!
Thank you and kindest regards,
Mickey, Mother of the Bride
There are literally no words to properly thank you and ECD for all that you did for Chris & mine’s wedding. The bouquets were stunning and perfect, the centerpieces were gorgeous, the linens were a great addition and THAT HEAD TABLE WAS AMAZING!!!! People are still talking about it. I didn’t want to leave it. At midnight, I sat there for 30 minutes before going down to bowling because I was sad to leave it. You all are amazing! The pipe & drape behind the band was perfect too! You were so right in that is brings it all together! Chris can’t stop talking about it either. He said he now understands why you guys are the best and why I decided to go with you all. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.
Thank you again and your team for being so amazing. I will never get that image of our head table out of my head; it was so beautiful.
Thank you very much for putting up with my nervousness during this whole process! The venue looked gorgeous, as I knew it would, with ECD involved. There were so many compliments on the tables and arrangements.
Thank you again very much for everything,
I would like to tell you how “ impressed” I am with your team at ECD. Ann Owens could not be more professional and detailed. She is also the nicest and I feel so comfortable in her presence. My daughters shower went off without a hitch and was so beautiful thanks to Ann and her team. I am so excited for my daughter’s wedding, knowing that I will not need to worry about a thing and know it will be the most beautiful event. Thank you again and you should be so proud of your staff.
Ever so grateful,
Rita, Mother of the Bride
From start to finish, our experience with Emerald City Designs was top notch. From our first meeting with Stacey to finalizing final details with Nicole, Heather and Natalie, we were thrilled. The entire event was beautiful and wonderful. Our wedding day was the best day of our lives by a mile! Part of that can be attributed to having zero stress on our wedding thanks to our fantastic vendors. We will be recommending you to all of our family and friends! Thank you again for doing such a spectacular job.
Sarah & Jack, Bride and Groom
Thank you so much for all your help. I could have never done this without you!
Brian & Claire
Please know that our event would not have been the success it was without the major role you played. You all have proven, once again, to be the premier Decor company in Michigan and beyond. We look forward to working with you again. I know that our clients were in awe and very happy with everything you provided.
Tim, Corporate Client
PERFECT!!! Our wedding was absolutely perfect and we could not have asked for anything more! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for doing such a wonderful job and making our day so special. We had the best time ever and everything was stunning! Still makes us tear up (and will for a long time to come) just thinking about our evening and how wonderful it was.
Vanessa and Vickie, Bride and Bride
Thank you so much for everything you have done over the past year to help my mom and I plan this wedding and to make this entire weekend so seamless and not stressful! You have been an absolute joy to work with, I couldn't have asked for anyone better! I love your positivity and smile! I'm so excited you will be with us for the rehearsal and wedding!
Ali and Jill, Bride and Mother of the Bride
I can’t say enough! Ann was savior, sergeant and saint all in one!! She took a licking and kept on ticking with grace, timeliness and excellence. Emerald City Designs worked in concert with the historic and beautiful Detroit Opera house and many others to create an opulence that carried you away with an aura to an era reminiscent of the grand balls. It was elegant… glamorous… breathtaking… outstanding, Simply The Best!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you ECD!
Kym, Mother of the Bride
I wanted to tell you how you beautiful everything was. When we walked into the room it was breathtaking! I can’t say enough about how happy I was with Emerald City Designs. I felt so comfortable and confident in your abilities. I thought you all did amazing job!
Cheryl, Mother of the Bride
My experience with your company was beyond exceptional! Kate and I were so happy with our floral arrangements, centerpieces, and chair sashes/covers! We had so many compliments on the overall look of everything and we can't thank you enough.
Emerald City Designs Team,
Thank you for being a part of our wedding! We have enjoyed working with you and designing the atmosphere of our reception. We appreciate you taking the time to understand what we are looking for and helping our vision become a reality!
Sarah & Nick, Bride and Groom
Let me start by saying, your showroom was breathtaking. The overall experience from start to finish was great! Stacey was very accommodating and a joy to work with. The centerpieces, bridal bouquet, etc. exceeded expectation. Tom and I thank you guys a million times over for helping to make our special day even more beautiful.
...and I recently saw you guys featured on Fox 2 Mornings...keep up the awesome work!
Stephanie, IOY Bride
We did it! Everything was perfect for Sara's wedding, thanks in large part to you and your team at Emerald City Designs! We can't thank you enough for the thoughtful, professional advice and direction you brought to our event. I felt so relaxed knowing that everything would be carried out as promised and it was. Lexy and the day-of team did a great job setting everything up and even helped us out when we couldn't find our table number/menu cards. Such great service from design to installation. I have told so many people how happy we were with your work so I hope you will gain more clients down the road.
Additionally, working with Ann in the beginning, then you moving forward, we really felt that you were excited and truly invested in our wedding. It's so much more fun to to work with people who share your enthusiasm when planning such a momentous and personal event. Please pass on our thanks to Ann, and we will be sure to keep passing on our positive experience with others who are looking for event planners. Thanks again!
Sue and Sarah, Mother of the Bride and Bride
I just wanted to reach out and say THANK YOU! Our wedding was so beautiful, and I can't even begin to count the number of compliments we received on the flowers and decorations. Emerald City Designs really did a great job. I actually had an aunt who cried when I gave her a centerpiece, she was so excited to take that little beauty home. Thank you for making the whole process so easy to navigate, and for helping us plan the wedding of our dreams.
Leona & Matthew, IOY Bride & Groom
Saturday’s party was beautiful. You and your team once again did a wonderful job! Thank you. Many of the guests commented on how wonderful everything was. The fans definitely helped!!!!!! The venue even commented on what a beautiful job you did. She loved everything even the paper for the invitations, menus, appetizer, dessert. Despite the hot, humid temperatures, everyone seemed to enjoy the summer party.
Thank you again,
Cherrl, Corporate Client
Thank you Emerald City Designs for a spectacular wedding full of beautiful decorations, perfect coordination, and the best wedding planner -Natalie - a girl could hope for!!!! We are so thankful we had Natalie and Emerald by our side through it all!!!!!”
Brenda, Mother of the Bride
Hi, Stacey and the whole team,
This is Qiong and Dan who had wedding on July 10th on the Infinity. Thank you all very much for making our wedding day beautiful. We loved all the bouquets, wrist flowers and boutonnieres. And thank you for making them small, just right size for us! And thank you for making the adjustment at the very last moment. And the guests loved them, they all wanted to take them home!!
Besides, we loved all the decor and linens! The moment when I checked out our yacht, my stress was all gone. And I started to enjoy the wedding more! And thank you for sending those flowers so on time! Thank you all for all you have done! We loved everything you had done on our day!
Wish all of you a fantastic summer,
Qiong, IOY Bride
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
I had such an amazing experience with Emerald City Designs!! From my first email to Ann, to the load in with Lyz and Brianna. Everything went exceptionally well. The look came together beautifully! The room looked gorgeous!
I had such a pleasant interaction with everyone on the team. Ann was so helpful and so quick to respond to my emails. She was friendly, professional, and creative! The load-in team (Lyz and Brianna) were so careful and precise with everything.
Working with you all was a dream! Planning from Texas wasn't easy for this event but you all made the decor piece the easiest of all the vendors!!
Thank you a million times!!
Dear David & Staff,
Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special and memorable. Your passion for what you do is truly appreciated. The flowers were incredible! I can't begin count the amount of compliments we received. You were wonderful to work with.
Carla & Mike
Now that almost all of the wedding items have been packed away, and we turn our attention to new concerns, I just wanted to take a quick minute and thank you again for doing such a splendid job with the wedding. Please extend my gratitude to all those involved at ECD, especially during those final days of getting all the moving pieces to coalesce into one final event! Elizabeth was so happy with how everything turned out, and I truly do not think we could have done a single thing to make it any better. Everything was just beautiful, and every detail had been seen to. Your calming presence was invaluable throughout the process, but especially appreciated the day of. We have our photographs and memories to carry us through the years, and we are so very grateful that you and Emerald City Designs were a part of it. Thank you for making my daughter’s day so magical!! I hope we have occasion to meet again!
Linda, Mother of the Bride
Thank you to you and your entire team so much for all your help with Julia’s 21st Birthday Party at the DAC. Julia said it was “The party of her dreams” and I wanted you to know none of it would have been possible without you! The “21” lights were a HUGE hit!
Thank you for all your patience and accommodation throughout many changes.
Emerald City Designs did an outstanding job on the shower. Everyone that we had contact with was so pleasant and professional. Everything looked beautiful and the evening was a great success.
Please pass on our compliments to everyone that was involved. Kermit and I would recommend Emerald City to everyone.
You were a pleasure to work with,
Kathryn and Kermit, Hosts of Bridal Shower
The wedding was beautiful ! The florals were magnificent - especially the elevated pieces. They definitely achieved the romantic, fairy tale look we were hoping to achieve. Everything was so elegant. And the Georgian room was fabulous. The furniture was perfect and the bar backs turned the room into a fun place where everyone congregated. Kudos on being able to transition the room from ceremony to club in a short amount of time. Please share our thanks with your entire staff. It was a pleasure to work with you and Cheryl. Thank you again.
Debbie, Mother of the Groom
Hello David, Nicole and Natalie,
We are all still aglow and coming down from Ashley and Michael Wedding Day!
We cannot express our appreciation enough for all of the help and coordination that the Emerald City staff put into making Michael and Ashley's wedding the day they have always dreamed of. From the day that we first met with Nicole right through the reception, everything was perfect, The coordination of the wedding day, all of the decorations, it was true perfection.
Natalie....I could go on forever giving you the accolades that you deserve. First of all you are so professional and yet so friendly. I know that you were there and we spoke several times during the day, but you blended in and I hardly remember seeing you. You were spot on with the timing of everything and you were right there to take care of every little detail that I could not. There were times that Ashley had that look on her face, you could read that look and knew exactly what she needed to keep her in check. You took care of Katherine too! Katherine was a wreck when it came to delivering that maid of honor speech. You helped her through the thought process and help her write and practice that speech in your spare time! Kathrine rocked that "Barbie" speech thanks to you! Natalie you are awesome at your job and we cannot thank you enough for all you did for all of us on Ashley and Mike's special Day.
The flowers were BREATHTAKING! Ashley bouquet was so beautiful and exactly what she wanted. Ashley, Mike, Frank, Nancy, Alex, Katherine, Rick and I walked into the ballroom during cocktail hour, prior to the reception. We were all in AWE over how beautiful was!!! The room was aglow, the tables were perfect, the head table was gorgeous, that memory will forever be ingrained in our minds. Nicole, thank you for helping us bring it all together. You are a true artist with a beautiful vision!
David you have a great team! With all of their hard work and devotion, they helped make Ashley and Michael's wedding a real life fairy tale, the wedding of their dreams.
With much gratitude and appreciation,
Gale, Mother of the Bride
Dear Nicole and the Emerald City Designs Team -
I just wanted to express my appreciation to you and your staff for the gorgeous floral design, decor and details you provided for my daughter's wedding at the Inn at St. John's. Everything was absolutely beautiful and far exceeded my expectations. I couldn't have been more pleased with the over all look of the atrium. The floral arrangements and candle light glow throughout the room was stunning. We received many compliments throughout the evening and beyond about how beautiful the wedding was. Thank you so very much for making this day so special and memorable.
Gail, Mother of the Bride
The event was spectacular and I heard nothing but rave reviews regarding the décor. The governor’s office even said that they have never seen Cobo look that good. I’m hoping our photographers got some good photos of the room that you will be able to use and share with others and I will recommend you to others for sure.
Thank you so much for your time and effort and dedication to us. It was absolutely beautiful!
Hi Nicole & David,
I want to extend my sincere appreciation to you (and your staff) for everything you did to make our holiday party one of the best ever! Everything was beautiful; starting with the gorgeous invitations, the meticulous planning by the ladies inside your studio - to the final ballroom presentation. Everything was stunning and your entire staff if very professional and a joy to work with.
Wishing you and everyone at Emerald City Designs a Very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2016.
Dear Ann, Cheryl, and everyone who made our wedding spectacular!
Thank you so much for your time, commitment and dedication to making our dream wedding come to life. We were absolutely blown away and had the best day of our lives celebrating our love with our friends and family in the most beautiful setting. Thank you for everything and more.
Stefani and Andrew, Bride and Groom
I wanted to say thank you very much! The flowers turned out absolutely gorgeous! I was very pleased with the setup of the room! You guys did an excellent job! Your work combined with the Townsend made for the perfect baby shower! I really appreciate it! I would definitely use your services again in the future and highly recommend you as well.
I cannot thank you enough for the awesome, amazing, wonderful job you and the team did with the venue. I literally started crying when I saw the room. Sobbing.
I didn’t cry when I read Michael’s letter, I didn’t cry when I saw my Dad, I didn’t cry when I saw Michael, I didn’t cry when I said my vows, but I burst in to tears when I saw the space….
It’s like you picked out all the best parts from my whacky vison bride brain and made it come true. I just loved everything.
And Natalie, what a life saver. I mean she made my day as stress free as humanly possible. That is saying a lot when you have someone as type A and high strung as I am.
It was incredible. Every last detail. Amazing.
Everyone just keeps talking about how they cannot get married now because our wedding was so epic.
Seriously you guys are just fantastic!
Thank you for the wonderful experience of working with you. You helped make sure our wedding was perfect and we are so grateful. We also enjoyed getting to know you - you made me relaxed and at ease. We hope you take care and wish you all the best. Every bride and groom that chooses Emerald City and you are in great hands!
Steven and Meagan, Groom and Bride
I can't believe it's over!!! It was beautiful! You did a wonderful job of coordinating and helping to choose the right items. I truly loved how you transformed the place and made it Stefani and Andrews dream wedding!! Never saw so many people on the dance floor. Some said best wedding they'd ever been to. Thanks for all that you did!
Ann, Mother of the Bride
Seriously cannot thank you enough for all of your help yesterday!!!! You were a lifesaver - cannot imagine the day without your help and everything was so very wonderful.
Thank you again!!!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help, love and support this past weekend! You were amazing! I hope we get to spend an event together again soon!
Emily, Venue Contact
Now that life has calmed down a little, Tim and I just wanted to say THANK YOU again for all of your help with our wedding! We are so grateful that you were there to make things run smoothly, keep up on schedule, communicate with our vendors, and deal with us when we got a little hangry! It was so great to not have to worry about anything and enjoy our day because we knew you had everything under control. We truly cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work! You truly helped make our day absolutely perfect!
Tim and Sarah, Groom and Bride
The flowers were AMAZING! Rave reviews on the centerpieces; beautiful composition/design and colors...absolutely stunning. Also wanted to let you know our procession down the aisle gathering roses from all the guests at the inner ends of every row was magical. It really made people feel a part of our ceremony and created quite a buzz!
Debbie and I read some of our love notes to each other as part of our vows and continued that theme on the yacht. Instead of having guests write in a typical wedding album/guest book we had cards made (that matched our invitations) so guests could write us our very own love note to us as they reflected on our ceremony, reception, or just our relationship. We ended up with 70 love notes that we read every night for the past week. I'm designing a book that will incorporate both images and now love notes from guests; can't wait to start it.
We just wanted to once again express our deepest gratitude for your assistance in making our once-in-a-lifetime day memorable and very, very special. Your dedication, and ability to make everything go as planned was very much appreciated.
Joanne & Debbie, Bride and Bride
I had my wedding on the Ovation Yacht and Emerald City was the preferred vendor... thank goodness they were because they were absolutely AMAZING. I worked with Stacey to plan everything and she wasn't pushy or didn't make me feel as though I had to spend lots of money. In fact, she actually talked me out of certain things that would ultimately be a waste and for that I'm so thankful! She was so helpful throughout the entire process! My bouquet was absolutely gorgeous and my centerpieces were everything I imagined in my head. Thank you so much Emerald City & Stacey!
Can we please talk about how absolutely beautiful everything looked at Waterview Loft on Saturday night!!? You guys did an *amazing* job, from the lovely scroll that greeted the guests to my gorgeous bouquet that I'm literally staring at in it's vase, still looking gorgeous, to the candles along the aisle, to how perfect the light orange boutineers went with the dark gray suits, to how *beautiful* the tables looked! Thank you so much for everything that you guys did!! Absolutely loved everything!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Dear Emerald City,
It is with the most sincere gratitude that I write this letter to your team as a result of the tremendous job you executed for our wedding. As a bride, you have endless options as to whom to entrust your special event. It is one day, and you want it to be flawless and be everything you imagined. Emerald City has such a great reputation in the community for doing a wonderful job, that we decided not even to consider any other vendor for our floral, décor, and wedding planning needs. This turned out to be a wise decision for us, as Emerald City and team far exceeded our extremely high expectations.
A marker of a great company is the ability to foresee potential problems and then act quickly and responsively to mitigate them. As with any wedding, we experienced hiccups unrelated to Emerald City. Rather than to let things potentially go wrong for my big event, Emerald City quickly collaborated together to ensure that our event was absolutely perfect, even when it meant more work for them or extra efforts / expense not included within my contract. Their goal was our goal, which meant a perfect wedding in every way. They were quick, agile, and responsive to make sure our wedding was all we had dreamed of with 100% zero chance of error. They went well outside the bounds of what any vendor would be expected to do to make sure our day was just perfect, even though this meant more giving on their part to ensure.
As a bride, I am known within my friends, family, and community to have perfectionist style and taste. This put a great deal of stress on me personally, as this was the expectation of my guests to see this perfectionism translated in the form of a wedding. My guests were expecting to be blown away, so I was personally feeling the pressure of this expectation. The décor was absolute elegance, style, glamour, drama, and perfect taste that was actualized for our flawless event, thanks to Emerald City. My ceremony room was everything and even more gorgeous than I had even imagined. My reception hall was stunning and beautiful, without being over the top and gaudy. Emerald City truly hit the mark of a highly perfectionist bride, seeking nothing but a stellar event. We heard over and over from our guests the same thing, which was, “This was the nicest wedding we have ever been to.” Frankly speaking, us too. It was perfect and everything we dreamed of for our day.
It can’t be left without saying what a terrific job done on the part of Cheryl Donovan, our wedding coordinator. I personally call her, Saint Cheryl. My eyes tear up when I think about what a great job she did for us, again, going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure an amazing issue-free event. She is loving, supportive, organized and truly connects with her brides. You feel like you have known her for years and she makes you feel like your wedding is as important to her as it is to you, truly. This isn’t just a job for her, but a critical role that she takes very seriously. She is very empathic and understands what her bride is feeling like at every stage, reassuring the bride. She gives you everything you need from support to impeccable organization to make sure everything is again…perfect. It was almost as if she knew what I was thinking, and gave me what I needed before I ever had to ask. When my sash was missing from my wedding dress, she literally saved my wedding day with the extra ribbon in her bag to tie me into my corset for my dress. In the words of my bridesmaid, “How does anyone even get married without Cheryl?” Frankly, I don’t know, but I am glad that I didn’t have to. My recommendation for any future bride is to absolutely contract for a wedding coordinator for the rehearsal dinner, as well as the wedding. I, also, questioned how much of a benefit this was really going to be, but at 2 weeks out, everything is big whirlwind. You need someone on top of your vendors and confirming your appointments. You need your rehearsal dinner planned and your family is going to be too stressed out as well to have this handled. Leave this night to the pros as well and have a hassle-free day before your wedding. We were very grateful that Emerald City was able to add on this service for us, as Cheryl took complete control of our rehearsal night. This ensured our ceremony was flawless, which it would certainly not have been without this additional service from Emerald City and Cheryl Donovan.
As you consider your vendors, if you have a high attention to detail, highly critical expectations, and will settle for nothing but perfect, Emerald City is your vendor for all of your event needs. We received nothing but compliments and accolades from all of our guests and if you go with this vendor, I guarantee you will have a similar experience. In the words of our hotel wedding vendor onsite at the hotel, “Emerald City is the best. Whenever the wedding is done by them, I always breathe a sigh of relief because I know everything is going to be perfect.” That is coming from someone with a decade of doing weddings in the Metro-Detroit area.
I am a bride, 1 week out from my wedding, and simply beyond thrilled with my Emerald City experience. I offer my personal contact information below for any bride to reach out for a real recommendation of a job well done and expectations over exceeded. My hope is that every bride goes with this great company and can beam away a week from her wedding, just as happy as can be as I am with the stunning accomplishments of a company that made it all happen.
With deepest gratitude and respect,
I just wanted to say thank you for making our day so perfect. You were everything I needed and I can't imagine not having you there. I know you were working, but I hope you enjoyed it too.
Dear Emerald City staff,
Thank you for being a part of our big day. Everything was absolutely amazing. We have received many compliments on the flowers and decor. Thank you for all your creativity and hard work. Also, a special thank you to Natalie for coordinating. Everything was perfect. We will definitely recommend ECD in the future. Thanks again!
Claire and Manuel, Bride and Groom
Cheryl and Nicole,
Sante and I just wanted to send you a quick "thank you" for making our wedding day so amazing.
Cheryl -- without your calm aura, willingness to help with anything, sewing skills and pink lip gloss, the day would not have gone nearly as smoothly. Your presence allowed us to not have to worry about anything, because we knew you had it handled. THANK YOU THANK YOU! Because of you we were able to truly take everything in and enjoy the wonderful day.
Nicole -- Thank you for being a great resource throughout the entire planning process. The room, linens, flowers, candles, EVERYTHING was beautiful. People kelp on complimenting every little detail of the room, hotel bags and program. Thank you for making everything so perfect, and just the way we wanted it.
Thanks again for everything,
Liz and Sante, Bride and Groom
Thank you so much for being part of Stefani and Andrew's special day and helping in making everything go smoothly and more enjoyable for all!
Ann and Rob, Mother and Father of the Bride
My flowers were beautiful, so unique, and more amazing than I thought they would ever be. We had Emerald City for our flowers, sand ceremony, linens and table cloths for our wedding. We did a cruise wedding and reception on the Infinity and Ovation Yacht and it was amazing. If you look on their website there are pictures of my flowers and they are breathtaking. Large Calla lilies for the bridesmaids, my flowers were a mix of calla lilies, blush roses, champagne roses, blue hydrangea, silver threads in between. I had a blush wedding dress so my bouquet fit perfectly with the theme. Emerald City has a massive showroom, I was amazed by how professional and beautiful the space was. I will be back when I have another occasion for flowers!!!
I cannot thank you enough for all your time and effort helping us coordinate "the wedding of the century". I could not have done it without you! You were truly a blessing! I also could not be happier eithhow everything turned out - it was such a beautiful night for our family and friends! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I am certain we will work together again on another project in the future - you're the BEST! Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Toni, Mother of the Groom
How can we ever thank you enough? Not only are you absolutely amazing at your job, but you are the kindest person we have ever met! You made this process and our entire wedding weekend completely stress free! How does anyone have a wedding without you? I will miss texting and talking to you every single day, so let’s please stay in touch! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU so much! We LOVE you!
Erin & Ghassan, Bride and Groom
There aren't enough words to describe how incredible my experience was with Emerald City Designs. We began working with Nicole Beaudion who was our design consultant. Nicole was extremely energetic, and added so much excitement to the entire process of selecting flowers and decor. She was really able to take all the ideas in the head and turned them into an even better reality. Our floral and decor was an absolute show stopper!!! We also worked with Ann Owens who we hired on as our month before and day of coordinator. I would not have made it without her! Not only was she extremely organized and made sure I had zero to worry about for the month leading up to my wedding, but she was glued to my side the entire day of the wedding making sure we were on schedule (in the most non obtrusive professional way!), getting me water and fanning me from the heat, even getting on her hands and knees to change my shoes. Ann was three steps ahead at every given moment, and willing to help with anything and everything that I possibly needed. She is a rock star! If you want your wedding to look and feel top notch, I highly suggest you call the professionals at Emerald City Design. They are the best in the business!!!
Dear Nicole and Ann,
From the bottom of my heart, please except a huge THANK YOU for the job well done!!! EVERYONE at the wedding couldn’t get over of the beauty of the decorations to the how well EVERYTHING was organized!!!! Ladies, you both are AMAZING!!! We had a lot of relatives coming from LA, New York, Las Vegas, Toronto and they all complemented the beauty of the flowers and the magnificent décor!!! The evening was magical and you were right – it went by so quick!!!Ann, please know that we would NEVER be able to do it without you!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! HAVE A WONDERFU DAY AND A GREAT THE REST OF THE YEAR!!!
With much gratitude,
Raisa, Mother of Bride
There are no words to express how happy and thankful I am to you and the Emerald City Design staff who captured the essence of Southern elegance through your decor, floral arrangements and design. It was an absolute perfect backdrop for a wonderful celebration. We were showered with compliments and Bobby and I continue to talk about how beautiful everything was. I wouldn't change a thing. Working with you these last few months has been awesome. I will gladly recommend you to anyone wanting similar services. I can't wait to relive the day via our pictures. Hope your weekend on the island was enjoyable. Thanks again! :)
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Cars and Stars Planning Committee and staff, I would like to extend our sincerest thanks for your support and commitment to Music's Hall's 14th annual gala-Cars and Stars "In Da Moonlight", Friday, June 12, 2015 - benefitting our 5 performing arts education programs.
We are indebted to you for your commitment to the arts and its needed educational component for the enrichment of all our lives. Your contribution helped us far exceed our goals and raise over $322,000.00.
Music Hall takes great pride in its success and community impact and this is something we simply cannot do without YOU! Thank You!
Thank you for bringing my vision to life!
Laura S. Raisch
We just wanted to say thank you to Emerald City Designs for being a part of our wedding. We have received so many compliments on the decor and flowers. We will never forget walking into the ceremony space and the reception. It exceeded our expectations. Everything was absolutely amazing. Also, working and planning with ECD was a wonderful experience. Everyone was very helpful. We will definitely recommend ECD to anyone planning an event.
Thank you all again for everything. Have a wonderful summer!
Claire and Manuel, Bride and Groom
Thank you for coordinating our wedding weekend for us! We were sooo lucky to have you with ECD work with us to make a dream wedding weekend for Allison and Brad ! Every event was absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking. The flowers and tables at all events were so perfect throughout the weekend. Allison's bouquet was absolutely precious. I could go on and on about this wedding weekend!! Because of you and ECD, we were able to plan a flawless beautiful wedding and have the best time the entire weekend with our family and friends!! You are so professional, yet so warm and approachable. Thank you so much, Ann!
Jane, Mother of the Bride
I wanted to thank you for everything you did at the wedding, you did an amazing job and are really good at what you do! It wouldn't have ran as smoothly without you there. My vendors also complimented you and said how professional you were. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and everything I had dreamed of, I want to do it all over again because it went by so quickly!
Thank you again!!
Nicole and Ann,
Nicole, I wanted to thank you for another amazing experience with Emerald City! Your artistry, creativity and enthusiasm is second to none. The ceremony space, the terrace, the dining room - oh my goodness - breathtaking! The dance area too - you placed the lighted letters in the perfect spot! We've been showered with compliments from guests, thanks to you!
Ann, the day went so smoothly because you made it so. Your guidance was firm when needed but always elegant. Your influence on the day made it possible for me to relax and enjoy the party!
My only regret - we've run out of daughters to get married. I'm going to count myself lucky to have had two opportunities for a wonderful experience with Emerald City Designs!
My love to you both!
Carolyn, Mother of the Bride
Dear Nicole, Mackenzie and Ann,
I hardly know where to begin in my heartfelt thanks for our daughter’s BEAUTIFUL wedding!!! From beginning to end, this has been an amazing process. I am so incredibly impressed by the professionalism, enthusiasm, and attention to detail from the team at Emerald City Designs. Each step along the way was handled with such complete organization, from the moment we walked in the door many months ago, to the last second of our fairy tale reception.
The number of people that came up to me and literally gushed about the beauty of the room is a number too big to count. When I walked into the room after the ceremony, my breath was taken away. It was so absolutely stunning!!!
Ann, how you always managed to be right there when I needed you was very impressive. Ladies, thank you from the bottom of my heart for a job WELL DONE!!! I will absolutely, with enthusiasm, recommend Emerald City and it’s amazing staff to all my friends and family!!
Thank you very much,
Julie Forzano, Mother of the Bride
I know you are busy with the next clients, but I just wanted to tell you personally how pleased we were with Emerald City Designs. You were patient, professional, timely, creative and did stunning work. You also did exactly what you said you would do! It was so comforting to me to know you were in charge of the last minute details and not me. Thank you again. You will be highly recommended.
Carol LaGrasso, Mother of Bride
I wanted you to know that the wedding was perfection. The flowers were unbelievable. Thank you so much for working with us and helping to make it so beautiful. I enjoyed flowers in my home for the rest of the week. And, I was smiling.
Elaine, Mother of the Bride
Past Wedding Client
As my one year anniversary approaches I think about how absolutely beautiful,how calm I was with Cheryl by my side. Every moment was a moment to remember so professionally executed and so absolutely fabulous. Emerald City you will forever be a part of every special event in my life.
Raelon Pearlman, Bride
Dear Emerald City Designs Team,
From all of us at Royal Park Hotel, congratulations on your Best of Michigan 2015 awards for Best Florist + Best Event Planning Company! Thank you for being such an amazing vendo + for all that you do!
All the best,
The Royal Park Hotel Team
I just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks for such a beautiful evening!! The flowers were amazing, the rooms looked incredible, and the program, place cards, and table numbers were perfect. I was a particular bride (and a worrier) and you made it such an enjoyable and easy experience for me. I can't thank you enough! It really was perfect. Please be sure to thank your team and the graphic designer as well.
Thank you so much!!
Thank you again for making our Wedding absolutely beautiful! You guys are fantastic and I will continue to recommend you to others!
Jessica and Brendan, Bride and Groom
Dear Emerald City Designs,
Thank you so much for being a great vendor to work with for our July 4th Wedding! The Flowers were perfect ,simple & classic ..just what we wanted! It really helped that you had concepts to work with at your office so that it was easier to make decisions.
Jackie and Tim, Bride and Groom
Dear Emerald City Designs,
Thank you so much for providing our wedding such beauty and elegance. All of the flowers were gorgeous and we received so many compliments on all you did. We appreciate all of your time and talents.
Craig and Anne, Groom and Bride
Dear Ann and the rest of the Emerald City Designs Team,
We wanted to thank everyone again for the amazing job on our wedding. It was perfect! Ann was incredibly amazing with every step of the way, she went far above and beyond to reduce our stress level and help in whatever way she could. With our busy schedules, there was no way we could have done it without her! Also, everyone at ECD was so helpful, polite, and creative! We had a very unique and special vision and you guys really made it come to life. You created something our guests will remember forever! The invitations were amazing, the decorations a