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Raving Reviews

 

Wedding

 

Thank you so much for all your help. I could have never done this without you! 

-Love, Brian & Claire 

 

Corporate Event

 

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

 

Wedding

 

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. 

 

-Sincerely, Vanessa and Vickie, Bride and Bride

 

Wedding

 

Cheryl,

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! 

 

- Love, Ali and Jill, Bride and Mother of the Bride

 

Wedding

 

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 

 

Wedding

 

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

 

Wedding 

 

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. 

 

-Jessica, Bride

 

Wedding

 

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

 

Wedding

 

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, IOYC Bride

 

 

Wedding

 

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

 

Wedding

 

Stacey -

 

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

 

 

Corporate Event

 

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

 

Wedding

 

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

 

Wedding

 

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

 

Nicole,

 

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!!

 

Sincerely, 

-Rebecca, Planner 

 

Wedding

 

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.

 

Thank you,

-Carla & Mike

 

 

Wedding 

 

Nicole,

 

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!

 

Warmest regards,

- Linda, Mother of the Bride

 

Birthday Celebration

 

Ann,

 

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.

 

Sincerely,


-Taylor, Planner 

 

Wedding Shower

 

Hi Ann,

 

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 

 

Wedding

Nicole,

 

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

 

Wedding 

 

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

 

Wedding

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.

 

Sincerely, 

-Gail, Mother of the Bride 

 

Special Event

Hi David-

 

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!

 

-Kim

 

Holiday Event

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.

Wedding

 

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. 

 

With gratitude, 

-Stefani and Andrew, Bride and Groom 

 

Baby Shower

Hi Ann, 

 

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. 

 

Thank you, 

-Mandy

 

 

Wedding

 

Hi Nicole,

 

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!

 

- Jenni, Bride

 

Wedding

 

Dear Cheryl,

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!

 

-Love, Steven and Meagan, Groom and Bride

 

 

Wedding

 

Hi Ann!

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 

 

Wedding

 

Hi Ann!!

 

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!!!

 

-Courtney, Bride  

 

Wedding

 

Cheryl, 

 

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

 

 

Wedding

 

Natalie,

 

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! 

 

Thanks again,

Tim and Sarah, Groom and Bride

 

Wedding

 

Stacey,

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.

 

-Best, Joanne & Debbie, Bride and Bride

 

Wedding

 

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! 

 

-Jai'Nessa, Bride

 

Wedding

 

 Nicole,

 

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!!

 

 

-Amy, Bride  

 

Wedding

 

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,

-Suzanne, Bride

 

Wedding

 

Hi Cheryl,

 

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. 

 

Thanks again!

 

- Meagan, Bride

 

Wedding

 

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! 

 

-Sincerely, Claire and Manuel, Bride and Groom

Wedding

 

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

 

Wedding

 

Cheryl,

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

 

 

Wedding

 

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!!!

 

- Lindsay, Bride

 

 

Wedding

 

Dear Cheryl,

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.

 

Sincerly,

 

-Toni, Mother of the Groom

 

 

Wedding

 

Ann,

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!

 

-Love, Erin & Ghassan, Bride and Groom

 

Wedding

 

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!!!

 

-Erica, Bride

 

Wedding

 

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

 

Wedding

 

Nicole, 

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! :) 

 

-Ashli, Bride

 

Special Event

 

Dear David,

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!

Most Sincerely,

 

-Laura S. Raisch

 

Wedding

 

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

 

Wedding

 

Ann,

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

 

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Ann,


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!!

-Alyssa, Bride

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Nicole,

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

 

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Hi Nicole,

 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

 

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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

 

 

Congratulations

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

 

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Nicole,

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!!

 

-Norah, Bride

 

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ECD Team,

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

 

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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.

Sincerely,

 

-Jackie and Tim, Bride and Groom

 

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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.

Love,

 

-Craig and Anne, Groom and Bride

 

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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 and all the details were exactly what we envisioned. Thank you so much! We recommend you to everyone and will definitely be using you again in the future!!

Thank you so much!

 

-Alysse and Matt, Bride and Groom

 

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Dear Cheryl,
 
I would like to say thank you for all you have done in preparing for our special day. You have made this process stress-free and enjoyable, as it should be. Your planning and support has not gone unnoticed. Thank you!
 
Best,
 
-Meghan, Bride
 
 

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Good day David and Nicole,
 
Thank you for an incredible experience in planning, design and execution! From start to finish, our every interaction with your staff was nothing short of excellence in personalized customer service. We approached the relationship somewhat apprehensively after having to discontinue our relationship with our initial planner. Our first contact with Emerald City Designs felt like the best decision we made in the entire wedding planning process. Based on a very short phone call with Nicole Beaudoin, Nicole Sokloski was completely prepared for our first meeting... ready with beautifully inspired ideas to help us conceptualize our 1920's glamour theme. The design team brought our vision to life with an unforgettable elegance and David's bouquet was straight out of my dreams. Through the course of our relationship with Emerald City Designs, we always left feeling reassured and excited, which is an amazing feat during an often stressful time.
 
Happily Married,
 
- Lauren and Ralph, Bride and Groom
 
 

10 Year Celebration

Emerald City Designs,
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you! No words can express our gratitude in everything you helped us with in making our 10 year birthday the best ever! The event was over the moon beautiful, and you were/are such wonderful partners! Everything looked amazing, as you seriously rocked it out of the “park”! We are so appreciative for the continual support over the years and can’t wait for the next 10! Thank you for everything that you do and for your flawless work.
 
-Staff of the Royal Park Hotel
 
 

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Nicole and David,
 
Thank you so much for making mine and Jim's wedding an "Emerald City Designs Masterpiece." It was so amazing and beautiful because of your expertise, great attention to detail and amazing service. We are so happy with how everything turned out. Nicole, you know me spot on, and everything is how i would have envisioned it, and even better! It was a true fairytale! I cannot say thank you enough for everything! Thank you, thank you!
 
Cheers!
 
-Kari and Jim, Bride and Groom
 
 

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Hi Nicole,
 
I wanted to thank you for all of the hard work you and the Emerald City Designs staff put into decorating for our wedding. The tent looked absolutely gorgeous! The flowers and centerpieces were beautiful, I know the pictures will be great. There was even someone on your staff who saved the day when she delivered double sided tape to me when I ripped the sleeve of my wedding dress.
 
The day went smoothly and I couldn't have asked for a better looking wedding! We received countless compliments on our bouquets, centerpieces and romantic lighting. Many people said that it looked as if it could be out of a movie. I am looking forward to seeing pictures, and will forward them to you once we receive them. Thanks again!
 
Sincerely,
 
- Victoria, Bride
 
 

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Our flowers from Emerald City Designs were beautiful and lasted quite a long time after the wedding. The centerpieces were perfect, even better than what we envisioned.
 
- Jennifer, Bride

 

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Nicole Beaudoin, at Emerald City Designs will take your wedding design vision and turn it into reality. Emerald City Designs will work with you until perfection is achieved. They are not offended if you want to spend less money on something or change anything. Just tell them, and DONE. They have done flowers and lighting for all 3 of my daughters weddings, and if I had a 4th daughter, they would do her wedding also!
 
- Susan, Mother of the Bride
 
 

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Our wedding reception was on Aug 1st on Infinity Yacht. Emerald City Designs has provided very good service and beautiful flower embellishments to our night.
 
- Bride
 

See, Sip, and Savor Event

Dear David and the amazing staff at Emerald City Designs,
 
Thank you for your help in The Henry's "See, Sip, and Savor" event! We truly appreciate all you did in making the event a success. I have always loved working with you and your staff - I have never been disapointed and am always amazed at the creativity and professionalism you and your staff display! I look forward to partnering with Emerald City Designs for future events. Thank you David!
 
Kindest Regards,
 
- Rebecca
 
 

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I just wanted to say thank you to all the staff that made our wedding day like a dream come true. Everything from the stationery to the little touches gave the feel of elegance and romance. I can't say thank you enough.
 
Thanks,
 
-Tanya, Bride
 

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We used emerald city designs for our wedding in Detroit. The venue we chose was on it's own very plain and needed a lot of floral love to really pop. We had big flower dreams with a limited budget. Emerald City Designs was able to work with us to make the biggest impact with the budget we had. With a few money saving tips like nixing the boutonnieres and reusing bridal party bouquets as center pieces we were able to save enough to have sizable centerpieces on all our tables. They also decorated our ceremony space with runner, petals, draping, and two large arrangements at the alter. All the floral was stunning and made a huge impact on our space. We planned this event from out of state and were worried about getting exactly what we wanted since we were not able to be present for much of the planning. Nicole at Emerald City Designs did an amazing job utilizing Pinterest and other online resources to help me express my vision from afar. On the day of she absolutely nailed it. The bridal party flowers were also beautiful and durable. That may be a weird descriptor but I was amazed they held up to our 3 hrs of pictures in the heat, being dropped and dragged around Detroit before the ceremony, and still looked beautiful on the tables hours later. We loved Emerald City Designs and would definitely recommend them!
 
- Bride
 
 

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Hi Nicole(s),
 
I just wanted to take a second to thank you both for the beautiful work that was done for our wedding. EVERYTHING was the picture of perfection. I am sooooo happy that we were blessed to be able to work with you and your team for our special day. I truly have no words for how PERFECT everything was. All of the small touches were just stellar. Thank you so very much for everything and I look forward to working with you at some point again in the future.
 
Thanks,
 
-Tiffani, Bride
 

Thank You

"Hi Nicole,
 
I just wanted to thank you all at Emerald City Designs for the beautiful flowers and invitations. The party was a great success! Please pass my thanks along to the other Nicole and Maria also."
 
Thank you!
 
-Karen, Mother of the Groom
 

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The staff at Emerald City Designs was incredible to work with. They were extremely creative, flexible, mindful of my budget, understood my vision, and made it all come together masterfully. All the flowers, rental, and decorations were impeccable and worth every penny. My reception was a dream come true. We also used their day of coordinating services. Cheryl Donovan, our coordinator was amazing. Very organized, helpful, and super sweet. We didn't think we would need a coordinator until we met with her and realized how unprepared we were for our wedding day (tiny, but very important details).
 
- Bride
 

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"My husband and I just wanted to say a quick thanks to everyone that had a part in our wedding day on July 26 at Mission Point !
 
We were extremely impressed with the décor at the wedding reception and the flowers were so gorgeous. I couldn't have dreamed of anything more wonderful, the décor captured exactly what I had envisioned for our wedding. I had multiple guests tell me how fabulous our reception looked! We also were impressed with everyone's professionalism and with how smoothly everything went the day of the wedding.
 
Thanks again for everyone's hard work and talent. It was a pleasure working with all of you!!"
 
- Jacquelyn, Bride
 

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We worked with Nicole to design our wedding ceremony and reception, Maria for invitations, and Ann for day-of-coordination. Nicole was fabulous to work with - she designed our wedding mandap, bouquets, and centerpieces based on what we were looking for and gave us options that were within our budget. Our bouquets and centerpieces were absolutely beautiful! The colors were amazing and exactly what I was hoping for. Maria was also great and incredibly responsive and receptive to my requests when designing our invitations. Ann was great taking care of all of the small details on the day of the wedding and coordinating with our other vendors. Emerald City Designs is a great one-stop shop to take care of many wedding needs!
 
- Bride
 

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Emerald City Designs has the most amazing flowers and decor! Our wedding looked amazing and everybody we worked with from Emerald City Designs was very responsive, professional and kind!
 
- Bride
 
 
 

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"Cheryl,
 
You are everything that amazing grace stands for. You make us feel that we were they only people in the world having an event."
 
Love,
 
- Raelon and Dan
 

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"Cheryl,
 
You were the gaurdian angel over our wedding day and we will always have a special place for you in our hearts & in the Benacquisto family. Thank you for everything you did for us throughout the day and night. It was a perfect day largely because you were by our side."
 
Love you!
 
-Gina and Dave
 

Thank You

"Dear David,
 
Thank you and the Emerald City Designs Team for your support to Danialle Karmanos' Work It Out Evening Out.
 
Our 2014 event proceeds are earmarked for implementation of new program curriculum and most importantly expanded program access in our community. Our goal is to reach every 3rd, 4thm and 5th grader in the city of Detroit!
 
Your  dedication and commitment to children and our community is very much appreciated."
 
-Laura & Sharon
 

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"Hi Ann,
 
I just wanted to thank you and your team SO much for Saturday! Everything went smoothly, I could not of asked for a better day. It was really a pleasure working with you. You are such professionals and really helped to make our wedding absolutely perfect. I hope we get to work together in the future."
 
-Caitlin, Bride

Charity Event

"Thank you so much for making our event dazzling. You were a dream to work with! Renee, Lindsay, and I so enjoyed the process. You had such wonderful ideas and fabulous design elements. The execution was flawless. Your people were terrific, so glad you could join us for the event! We hope this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship with GPA. I will add you to our “Preferred Vendor” list for GPA events. I know we will have some parents calling for your services."
 
— Debbie and Renee

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"We spoke last September, following my daughter’s wedding at the Fox Theater. I told you at the time, that you not only made my daughter’s dream come true, but also a father’s.
 
As you know, weddings are special events for the whole family, and while my wife and daughter worked with you and your people through the entire process – to see the smiles on their faces when they saw what you had done with the enormous stage at the Fox to showcase the ceremony, and then to see how you had transformed the lobby into an intimate, yet spectacular space, is certainly something I will cherish forever.
 
I can’t thank you enough for the creativity, imagination, and the works of art that you provided with your flowers – but also how easy you made a very complicated event unfold almost seamlessly.
 
I know my family will relive that amazing day and night forever, but it would have never been as magical had you and your crew not been involved.
 
Thank you and Ann for everything!"
 
— Tom, Father of the Bride

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"Thank you Cheryl!
 
You were amazing and thank you so much for being there for us. You definitely gave us some tranquility the entire day. We absolutely loved it!!! Thanks again! Hope you have a great summer!"
 
— Karla and Andrew, Bride and Groom

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"Special thanks to you for your “day-of heroics”! I really appreciate your help. You made our special day happen without a hitch. You’re the best. Congrats again on your engagement. I know you will be a lovely bride."
 
— Michelle, Bride

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"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your hard work on our wedding. Everything was absolutely beautiful. The reception flowers and décor were just breath-taking. I loved the dark candle (that was a surprise), scattered crystals, chargers (stunning!) and the overlay. Menu-cards/table numbers were absolutely perfect. My mom and I have kept all of these as keepsakes. The bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets looked absolutely perfect with my ivory dress and their sangria dresses (coordinated perfectly!!!). Ann can attest to my exclamation of pleasure when I first saw my bridal bouquet. Gorgeous! Mothers’, Groom and groomsman flowers- love! Grandmothers’s flowers were really exceptional. I loved that pale pink roses and the berry-like flowers.
 
Everyone did a wonderful job! I wish we were getting married again, so we could do this again."