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Emilia M

4 September 2019

The personal florals (bouquets, boutonnières, and corsages) that Zenia created for our wedding this past weekend were downright stunning and one of the elements of our wedding that gave me the most joy. I would say Zenia "read my mind," but I think it would actually be more accurate to say she listened incredibly closely to what I wanted, to the point where she was able to make something that was an augmented version of what I had communicated to her during our consultation. I knew I wanted a color palette of soft pastels with certain kinds of flowers and greens (garden roses, anemone, eucalyptus, etc.), and Zenia took that as a point of departure to create something extraordinary. The way she juxtaposed color, texture, and shape in our florals was masterful - her creativity and talent blew me away. The beauty of my bridal bouquet, especially, was truly beyond anything I had envisioned. I got so many compliments from friends and family - and looking back, I think the florals are really what tied our event together in terms of the soft color palette and garden-inspired vibe. Maybe it's that those wedding emotions are still fresh, but I am literally tearing up writing this review because our flowers were so special and beautiful. They made me so happy, and I will remember them forever! More...

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Barb Banduch

9 July 2019

Super friendly and professional. Created amazing centerpieces for a rehearsal dinner we hosted for our son and his new wife.

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Ashley Bates

30 June 2019

Extremely helpful in suggesting an appropriate arrangement. Rita answered my call and walked me through navigating their website so I could see visuals of the various arrangements clarifying pricing options. Easy to order with delivery the same day (within hours). More...

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Anne Gilliland

29 May 2019

Zenia is so sweet! She created the most beautiful wedding bouquet for me! I could picture in my mind what I wanted but couldn’t quite explain it...she showed me a few pictures at our meeting and offered a few suggestions and she nailed it!! It was stunning! I would highly recommend her! More...

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Chelsea Luse

22 May 2019

Wow! I would absolutely recommend Zenia and her team. I had NO idea what I wanted for flowers and decor and she walked me through the whole process and presented mood board and options to help us build the perfect wedding. We were doing a fusion wedding with both Indian and Western cultures. She did an amazing job designing a backdrop for the Western ceremony that could be turned into a mandap for the Indian ceremony. She incorporated gold and color and gorgeous fabric across all the events. She even build us the flower garlands we needed for the ceremony! Her design combined both the Indian and Western cultures with a modern elegance. It all turned out even better than I imagined. More...

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Chelsea Luse

21 May 2019

Wow! I would absolutely recommend Zenia and her team. I had NO idea what I wanted for flowers and decor and she walked me through the whole process and presented mood board and options to help us build the perfect wedding. It all turned out even better than I imagined. More...

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Cheryl Wisniewski

19 May 2019

Absolutely amazing to work with. Flor del Monte did the centerpieces for the nonprofit that I used to work for for a number of years and really helped us stay in budget without sparing quality. The flowers were always STUNNING and staff couldn't be more wonderful to work with! More...

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Ydalmi Vanessa Noriega Pérez

10 January 2019

Beautiful designs, amazing customer service!

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Kate Brownson

23 November 2018

Zenia is AMAZING. When talking to other florists, the experience was impersonal and felt rushed. Zenia is SO sweet and you can tell she loves her work. Our flowers were absolutely perfect for our wedding and in my biased opinion were the best I have ever seen! Our venue also said she was a delight to work with! I highly recommend working with her. More...

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Sheila P.

16 November 2018

There's not much to say about Zenia and her team that all of the glowing reviews here have not already said! The floral pieces that Zenia designed for my November wedding were absolutely stunning -- both exactly what I had pictured and then so much more. Everything from the centerpieces to the flower girl's crown was perfect, especially my exquisite bridal bouquet. Best of all, I got to work with Zenia, who is so kind, positive, and professional. She made the process of choosing floral for my wedding very stress free. I am so happy that we chose Flor del Monte for our wedding and highly recommend this florist to any Chicago-area bride! More...

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Arelys A.

4 November 2018

Dear Yelp, it is unacceptable that I can't give Flor Del Monte one million stars! Zenia and her entire team helped create the wedding of my dreams. Every time we met with her it felt like I was talking to a friend because Zenia was so excited about making our vision a reality. I really appreciated that Zenia took the time to ask us all the right questions. When the day finally arrived, our bouquets were absolutely magical. The second they were delivered to the hotel we were in shock at their beauty. They were so lush and had the exact colors I had imagined and I'm not sure how Zenia got in my brain and figured out exactly what I was picturing! And somehow, it only got better after that. The venue completely transformed with the flowers! Everyone is still raving about how beautiful they were. I would hire this team in a heartbeat. They were kind, professional, and make dreams come true. More...

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Juliana Villegas-Piechocinski

28 October 2018

Our September wedding could have not been more beautiful thanks to the floral arrangements from Flor Del Monte. Zenia is a pleasure to work with and her goal is to create your vision using the most beautiful flowers in your color palette! She is incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, and truly cares about her clients and their needs. Zenia thoroughly listened to our ideas and asked questions to make our theme come to life with flowers. My husband and I decided to use floral arrangements as our main decor and the final product proved that we needed nothing more than Zenia's beautiful creations. Our bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, church ceremony arrangements, and reception arrangements exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Zenia and her team at Flor Del Monte. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! More...

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Juliana Villegas-Piechocinski

17 October 2018

Our September wedding could have not been more beautiful thanks to the floral arrangements from Flor Del Monte. Zenia is a pleasure to work with and her goal is to create your vision using the most beautiful flowers in your color palette! She is incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, and truly cares about her clients and their needs. Zenia thoroughly listened to our ideas and asked questions to make our theme came to life with flowers. My husband and I decided to use floral arrangements as our main decor and the final product proved that we needed nothing more than Zenia's beautiful creations. Our bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, church ceremony arrangements, and reception arrangements exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Zenia and her team at Flor Del Monte. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! More...

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Sarah M.

6 October 2018

It's been several years since I have logged into Yelp to write a review, but I simply had to write one for Flor Del Monte. My husband and I recently got married at Salvage One, and three months before our wedding date, we still hadn't selected a florist. Our friend recommended Zenia at Flor Del Monte, and I'm so happy she did. From our first phone call, Zenia was a pleasure to work with, and, though we had some unconventional ideas (we were commissioning a potter-friend to make the vases for our centerpieces), she was the only florist I spoke with who seemed genuinely excited to work with us, and could work within our budget. My general rule when planning my wedding was "let the professionals do what they do best," and that definitely was my approach with the flowers; aside from telling her we wanted fall colors, and for the flowers to look a bit "wild" we really gave her free reign when it came to her designs. A few weeks before the wedding we met and she showed me a few flowers she had in mind, and my husband and I were both delighted. She came to the venue on the day of the wedding with the most gorgeous arrangements I had ever seen: roses, succulents, ranunculus, and lots of flowers I can't even name. We had so many compliments from the guests. I'll post a few pictures, though they don't do the flowers justice. I wholeheartedly recommend Zenia to anyone looking for event flowers. She's a creative and kind person, and is very easy to work with. Thanks Zenia! More...

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patty k.

27 September 2018

We hired Flor Del Monte to do the flowers for our wedding. We couldn't have been happier! The arrangements, bouquet, and boutonnière were simply gorgeous. (We didn't have a bridal party.) Zenia created such incredibly beautiful contemporary designs. Everyone, literally everyone, complimented the flowers! It was a fabulous experience working with Zenia and Flor Del Monte! Thank you Zenia! More...

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Ian S.

16 August 2018

Wife and I are super happy we found Flor Del Mont! We didnt really know what we were doing just browsing random Yelp reviews and we seriously lucked out. The flowers were gorgeous and everything went totally seamlessly on our wedding day. Rates are very reasonable makes me wonder where some of these other florists come up with crazy numbers. Zenia is the best and she was a calming presence during the whole process, helping us stay focused on enjoying our day. More...

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Esther Y.

22 June 2018

Zenia was the florist for our May 19 wedding and it was one of the best decisions we made!  She also was the florist for my best friend's wedding the year before so I knew her work was lovely.  Somehow she had the ability to read my mind and turn our venue into the beautiful and enchanting space I pictured but couldn't fully describe.  Also, when 12 tables with pre-wedding set up turned into 20 tables with a room flip about 5 weeks before the big day, she assured me it was going to be just fine and that she had it handled.  Zenia is the total package - affordable, creative, communicative, talented, and an all around great person to work with.  If I could do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing.  THANK YOU, Zenia, for bringing my vision to life!!! More...

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Sia Ahmadi

26 May 2018

Best service I could expect. Very nice lady.

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Tamika Djondo

26 November 2017

(also posted on Yelp) I selected Flor Del Monte to provide floral for my November 2017 wedding and could not have been happier with their services! Zenia was one of my favorite wedding vendors. She made me feel that I, and my wedding, mattered despite that we weren't a big budget affair. PROPOSAL PROCESS The Flor Del Monte proposal process felt very personal, professional and simple. I met with Zenia in person and discussed our needs / color scheme. She seemed to quickly understand the vision for our wedding and was able to offer ideas on the spot for me to consider. She provided a formal proposal about 4 business days later. The proposal was very detailed and also very flexible, outlining optional ideas to plus up / reduce various elements. She also proposed 3 unique centerpiece concepts to add versatility to the room design (and to help balance the budget). During our initial meeting, we actually did not discuss an official budget; as a result, Zenia's first proposal was about $2K more than I had hoped to spend. I provided this feedback and she quickly provided an alternate proposal that met my needs. BUDGET By the time I came across Flor del Monte, I had explored many alternate florists, and had actually contracted with another company that proved to be very difficult to work with. I can genuinely say that Zenia provided more for our money than I had seen with any other florist - in terms of cost per centerpiece/bouquet and, more importantly, in terms of creativity. You will not get "cookie cutter" floral from Flor del Monte. PRE-WEDDING PLANNING Zenia and I held one additional meeting to discuss final details and had a few conversations by email. She is extremely professional - all emails were responded to promptly (within 48 hours). She definitely knows her flowers and I trusted her completely. You can let Zenia and her team do their thing without micromanagement. THE FLOWERS Our flowers - the bouquets, boutonnieres, cake flowers, centerpieces - were absolutely gorgeous! They were romantic and exuded simple elegance. Also, our bouquets were out of water for about 4 hours (for the ceremony and wedding photos around Chicago). They lasted perfectly (no browning or wilting) and we were able to re-use them for the reception as planned. My only sadness regarding the flowers was that we didn't consider a plan for giving our centerpieces away at the end of the night. We had rented the vases from Flor del Monte so it wasn't as simple as people just taking them off the table. The flowers were soooo beautiful that I wished they had ended up in guests' homes. My personal bouquet still looked absolutely perfect the next morning and dried perfectly (while we were on honeymoon). Thank you, thank you, thank you Zenia for being an important reason that my wedding day was absolutely magical! More...

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Tamika T.

25 November 2017

I selected Flor Del Monte to provide floral for my November 2017 wedding and could not have been happier with their services! Zenia was one of my favorite wedding vendors. She made me feel that I, and my wedding, mattered despite that we weren't a big budget affair. PROPOSAL PROCESSThe Flor Del Monte proposal process felt very personal, professional and simple. I met with Zenia in person and discussed our needs / color scheme. She seemed to quickly understand the vision for our wedding and was able to offer ideas on the spot for me to consider.  She provided a formal proposal about 4 business days later.  The proposal was very detailed and also very flexible, outlining optional ideas to plus up / reduce various elements.  She also proposed 3 unique centerpiece concepts to add versatility to the room design (and to help balance the budget). During our initial meeting, we actually did not discuss an official budget; as a result, Zenia's first proposal was about $2K more than I had hoped to spend.  I provided this feedback and she quickly provided an alternate proposal that met my needs. BUDGETBy the time I came across Flor del Monte, I had explored many alternate florists, and had actually contracted with another company that proved to be very difficult to work with. I can genuinely say that Zenia provided more for our money than I had seen with any other florist - in terms of cost per centerpiece/bouquet and, more importantly, in terms of creativity. You will not get "cookie cutter" floral from Flor del Monte.PRE-WEDDING PLANNINGZenia and I held one additional meeting to discuss final details and had a few conversations by email. She is extremely professional - all emails were responded to promptly (within 48 hours).  She definitely knows her flowers and I trusted her completely. You can let Zenia and her team do their thing without micromanagement. THE FLOWERSOur flowers - the bouquets, boutonnieres, cake flowers, centerpieces - were absolutely gorgeous! They were romantic and exuded simple elegance.  I will let the photos speak for themselves (if I can figure out how to add photos to this review). Also, our bouquets were out of water for about 4 hours (for the ceremony and wedding photos around Chicago).  They lasted perfectly (no browning or wilting) and we were able to re-use them for the reception as planned.My only sadness regarding the flowers was that we didn't consider a plan for giving our centerpieces away at the end of the night.  We had rented the vases from Flor del Monte so it wasn't as simple as people just taking them off the table.  The flowers were soooo beautiful that I wished they had ended up in guests' homes.  My personal bouquet still looked absolutely perfect the next morning and dried perfectly (while we were on honeymoon). Thank you, thank you, thank you Zenia for being an important reason that my wedding day was absolutely magical! More...

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Beatriz G.

6 August 2017

I strongly recommend you hire Flor Del Monte for your next event! Zenia's customer service is exceptional, she met with my husband and I twice before our wedding July 1, 2017. We provided her with a basic idea/color scheme of what we wanted and allowed her to run with it -- beautiful end result. My bouquet composed of coral peonies, apricot ranunculus, etc. was the perfect accessory. Additional items were delivered to my apartment in a timely manner. Zenia also went above and beyond in helping set up our reception venue -- very romantic ambiance. Everything was done for a reasonable cost. Thank you to everyone at Flor Del Monte! More...

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Sara Mays

26 May 2017

We used Flor Del Monte for our wedding flowers in Sept. 2016. Zenia is so great and so is her team. Her customer service is great and she checks up on you throughout the wedding planning. She is very creative and talented and we were very happy with our flowers. Our wedding guests could not say enough about the flowers and how unique/beautiful they were. Everyone in our wedding party loved their bouquets and boutineers. If you want great service and beautiful flowers then use Flor Del Monte. bridal bouquet MOTB/MOTG mini bouquetbridesmaid bouquets groom/groomsmen/FOTB/FOTG boutineerscocktail table flowers in mini vases/wooden flower boxeshanging olive leaves from light posts outside with flowers mixed invines of greenery around ceremony spacevines of greenery down center of tables candles at tablesflower for brides hairflowers for dessert table/cake More...

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Nayann Pazyniak

26 May 2017

The floral bouquets and centerpieces created by Zenia and her crew for my daughter's recent wedding were absolutely stunning! She listened to the Bride's suggestions and then took it up a notch. Her attention to detail and eye for beauty is impeccable. Nonstop compliments from the guests and I can't praise her enough. More...

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Ana Melissa Lopez

26 May 2017

I called Zenia of Flor del Monte on February 13th because my grandmother passed away and I wanted the most beautiful bouquet possible for her. I knew it was the day before Valentine's Day and that it's one of the busiest days of the year for florists. Would they agree to the order? Not only did Zenia show compassion in taking the order, she also gave me several options and worked with me on a beautiful palette of whites and purples. When I saw the work they did and the customized card they included for me, I was blown away. The wreath was used throughout the three days of our celebrating my grandmother's life and crowned her burial site. I was touched from beginning to end with my interactions with Flor del Monte. If you want to order beautiful flower arrangements and to support a caring, small business of the highest quality, you'll be happy you chose them. I am! More...

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Maureen J.

12 May 2017

In 2014 I said that Zenia was 'Flower Genius" but now, I need to raise her up to "Miracle Worker" status! On Thursday night my Son announced that he was going to deliver his "Prom Proposal" to his girlfriend on Friday afternoon. When I asked him about "the plan" he told me that he was going to pick up some 'flowers' at CVS and ask the question. Even though I was aghast in the inside, I played it cool on the outside and offered my help. He accepted; whereas,I rushed to the phone and gave Zenia a call and sent a follow up email since it was after hours. Over the course of the night, I received a response from Zenia with two words,"...no problem". With her help my Son will have beautiful flowers from a true "Flower Genius" to deliver to his girlfriend. Not am I delighted by Zenia's last minute help; I am hopeful that my Son will learn that there is a difference between receipt of 'just flowers' to that of a beautiful gesture that comes  from ones heart. Zenia, thank you....you are the best! More...

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Sara M.

30 November 2016

We used Flor Del Monte for our wedding flowers in Sept. 2016. Zenia is so great and so is her team. Her customer service is great and she checks up on you throughout the wedding planning. She is very creative and talented and we were very happy with our flowers. Our wedding guests could not say enough about the flowers and how unique/beautiful they were. Everyone in our wedding party loved their bouquets and boutineers. If you want great service and beautiful flowers then use Flor Del Monte. bridal bouquet  MOTB/MOTG mini bouquetbridesmaid bouquets groom/groomsmen/FOTB/FOTG boutineerscocktail table flowers in mini vases/wooden flower boxeshanging olive leaves from light posts outside with flowers mixed invines of greenery around ceremony spacevines of greenery down center of tables candles at tablesflower for brides hairflowers for dessert table/cake More...

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Laura Hubert

6 November 2016

Zenia is a sweetheart. She blew us away with her ability to capture our eclectic thoughts and turn them into magical beautiful masterpieces for our July Chicago wedding. I went into our meeting with such a limited knowledge of flowers and colors and prices. She was able to handcraft these [highly affordable, FLAWLESS] bouquets that matched the dresses and suits PERFECTLY! Hints of bright blue with gray and blush and ivory. Bah! How she did it... I really don't know. We were 100 percent satisfied and sincerely appreciative for her services. Our wedding day was stress free as all flowers were dropped off at their appropriate locations and into the hands of designated personnel. Everything was just so easy! When they were delivered to my bridal suite, all women gasped and eyes welled with happy tears. The photographer immediately started snapping away. Zenia is a superstar and a super talented artistic floral genius. Thank you Zenia and the Flor del Monte team!!! More...

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Justine

3 October 2016

Zenia is amazing. Our bouquets were the best of any wedding that I've ever seen. She is so flexible in terms of pickup times, delivery, etc. Definitely recommend!!!!!!

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Cassidy

22 August 2016

Zenia is a dream, I mean truly. The easiest part of wedding planning was working with her. I walked in with a rough idea of what I wanted and she immediately started pulling up images, sketching things out, and working through it creatively with me to come up with an amazing vision. We then connected once more again before the wedding, went over all the details (that she totally handled) and basically ran away with it so I could focus elsewhere.

The day of, my chuppah (in a church no less) was just absolutely stunning, my bouquet was everything I dreamed (robust, lovely), and the girls flowers were gorgeous as well. My reception room came to life and it's because of the vision and beauty she brought to the room. Couldn't recommend enough!
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Kerry

15 August 2016

Zenia was exceptional at her craft and wonderfully pleasant and easy to work with. She absolutely went above and beyond to make our day look incredible!

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Katie

13 August 2016

We had a destination wedding and did not have the opportunity to meet with Zenia prior to our big day. But not to worry... Zenia was so helpful and handled everything for me. I sent her color themes and pictures of our dresses, and she put together such beautiful bouquets. I met Zenia for the first time when she dropped the wedding flowers off in our hotel room the day of the wedding. She was so kind and sweet and we were thrilled with what she had put together. Zenia was also one of the only florists that I contacted who was willing to work with me on my budget. She was flexible and genuinely cared about my needs. More...

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Stephanie

9 August 2016

Oh my gosh where do I begin? From the second I met Zenia I knew she would be the perfect person to make our wedding vision come to life! She was exactly what we were looking for! Her special touches, kindness, and passion shines through every arrangement. Zenia was really open and willing to work with our budget to provide options for a quote we were comfortable with. When the Big Day came, she delivered the personals to our apartment while we were getting ready and with my bouquet and the girls's in hand, it was the first moment that it all set in! I was brought to tears by her warmth and the romantic flowers before me. We received so many compliments, and I am so incredibly happy we had the pleasure to work with Zenia. You will absolutely love her work More...

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Mona R.

4 August 2016

Zenia is such a great and adorable florist. She is very professional and caring and she pays a lot of attention into details. She even sent out bobby pins with the flower crown just because she cares and she know what you may need. I did love her flower work, her precision and her level of professionalism. I do strongly recommend her if you are looking for a professional perfect florist. She responses to your email so quickly and so detailed and precise. I can't thank her enough. More...

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Erika

17 June 2016

Zenia did my ceremony and bouquets for my wedding! She did an awesome job and everything came out beautiful!

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17 June 2016

Zenia did my  ceremony and bouquets for my wedding and they came out better than I how I explained it!! She is someone who you will not need to worry about and you can trust!  Go to her for your wedding flowers!  You won't be disappointed! More...

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Molly

23 March 2016

I couldn't be happier with the gorgeous work of Zenia and her staff at Flor del Monte. My husband and I decided that we could plan our wedding in under 4 months, set for February 13th, and all the while never considered how hard it might be to hire a florist over the busiest flower weekend of the year! After being rejected by multiple florists due to the Valentine's Day demand, I came upon Flor del Monte just 60 days before the big day. Zenia was so understanding, professional, and responsive. My red garden rose bouquet was a stunner. The artistry of her floral arrangements is truly something to see. Check our Flor del Monte! More...

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jessica

16 March 2016

Words cannot express my gratitude for Zenia! She provided most of my wedding decor, except for draping, a few weekends ago at Room 1520. She was not only so easy to work with, but the finished product left everyone in awe! I had a preliminary phone call with her, where I discussed what I was looking for, and my concern for not spending too much on florals, because we all know flowers are one of the most expensive parts of the wedding. I told her color scheme, and what I had envisioned for the space. Being the indecisive bride that I was, I changed and added to the contract multiple times, but Zenia had no problem working with my changes. Even though she had worked in the venue multiple times, she personally did a site visit to make sure everything we had talked about would work in the space. Zenia completely transformed the all white venue into an extremely warm, and rich ceremony/cocktail space utilizing lots of candles and deep red florals.

Thank you so much! I dont plan to ever plan a wedding again, but if I ever need florals for anything, you would be the one I would run to!
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Jay S.

15 March 2016

Words cannot express my gratitude for Zenia!  She provided most of my wedding decor, except for draping, a few weekends ago at Room 1520.  She was not only so easy to work with, but the finished product left everyone in awe!  I had a preliminary phone call with her, where I discussed what I was looking for, and my concern for not spending too much on florals, because we all know flowers are one of the most expensive parts of the wedding.  I told her color scheme, and what I had envisioned for the space.  Being the indecisive bride that I was, I changed and added to the contract multiple times, but Zenia had no problem working with my changes.  Even though she had worked in the venue multiple times, she personally did a site visit to make sure everything we had talked about would work in the space.  Zenia completely transformed the all white venue into an extremely warm, and rich ceremony/cocktail space utilizing lots of candles and deep red florals.  Thank you so much!  I dont plan to ever plan a wedding again, but if I ever need florals for anything, you would be the one I would run to! More...

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Xochitl Ramirez De Cedeño

25 February 2016

Thank you so much Zenia! La ceremonia al igual que la recepción quedaron más que hermosas fue un placer!

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lauren

17 February 2016

Our flowers were beautiful and Zenia totally got our vision. We had a winter wedding and her choices in floral were perfect. She was able to show us photos of what she was going to do, and also added our own flair. She will help work in a price range you are comfortable with- and is very upfront about what things cost.
Amazing to work with, very attentive to detail, and her response time in getting back to us and also with the contract details was great.
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Samantha

8 December 2015

Flor del Monte was such a pleasure to work with and I feel like we got a great value for our money. The company is family owned and Zenia took care of us the entire time. Right from our initial consultation we felt confident in Zenia's design abilities and seemed to really know what I was looking for based on pictures I showed her and what I described. After our consultation, Zenia drew up two separate proposals, each at different price points, which we appreciated. Both were done very well with great detail, and I didn't feel like she was pushing us toward one option over the other. Ultimately, we were able to incorporate pieces that we liked from each proposal. As our wedding got closer, I contacted Zenia to tell her that I had added another color to our color palette, and she was happy to adjust our contract to incorporate the new colors and design. We met one final time at her studio to see a mock up of our centerpieces and we were really happy with the results. On the day of the wedding, Zenia's team arrived as scheduled with our personal flowers and went to get to work on our ceremony and reception space. My bouquet was absolutely gorgeous and all of my bridesmaids loved their flowers as well. Our reception space looked gorgeous and overall we're so happy with how everything turned out. You can't go wrong with Flor del Monte and I would absolutely recommend them! More...

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Janice C.

12 November 2015

I cannot express how wonderful my experience was working with Zenia. From planning to execution, it was a seamless, stress-free process with a positively stunning result. I found Flor del Monte through Yelp. After our introductory call, Zenia instantly understood the floral decor I wanted for my wedding. I had previously had a few florists balk at my modest floral budget but Zenia quickly came back with cost-cutting blooms and clever ways to make the entire space feel incredibly lush and full-- all under budget. Because I was planning remotely, Zenia arranged for my parents to preview a sample bouquet and was very receptive to suggested changes.The day of the wedding, I was unable preview the space before walking down the aisle. Entering the room though, it was more romantic than I had envisioned-- beautifully candle lit with elegant arrangements that were so tastefully done. It was truly remarkable what she created with a small budget. I would highly recommend Flor del Monte for any nearly-weds. The work is impeccable and Zenia was so warm, patient and kind. More...

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Jason & Danielle

29 October 2015

Flor Del monte is a enthusiastic family run business. They are so very nice and accommodating. We had a few meetings with them to set up what we wanted and they delivered exactly that. Our flowers were beyond expectation. We had bouquets, corsages and boutonnières. More...

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sujeidy

1 October 2015

Flor Del Monte did an amazing job making my minimal, modern yet elegant vision come to life! Zenia knew exactly the look that I was going for, and I trusted her completely with this. I was frustrated with previous vendors that I had set up consultations with, because despite me letting them know my budget, they still proposed a total which was definitely over my limit. Of course, they said they could work back from that number to lower the cost, but it was frustrating that they even prop More...

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User3302945

9 September 2015

Loved Flor del Monte for my daughter's wedding at Newberry Library in Chicago on 9/5/15! Zenia is fantastic to work with. She is so creative and beautifully carried out my daughter's vision for her flowers. Zenia also provided the chuppah which was exactly what my daughter wanted -- birch poles, incorporation of a grandmother's tablecloth, lovely greenery, and a minimum of flowers -- all with a very natural look. It was gorgeous! I loved all of Zenia's choices of flowers for her creations. In addition to such pretty arrangements, Zenia is extremely organized and detail oriented which made working with her such a pleasant experience. Flor del Monte is highly recommended by our family!!! More...

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Nicki P.

8 September 2015

Flor del monte, thank you, thank you, thank you! I just had my wedding this past weekend and Zenia and her team did the most exceptional job on my flowers and even went above and beyond and helped me with some of my additional decor setup which she didn't need to do.  It was such a pleasure working with someone who you can just tell loves what they do and that is Zenia to a T.  I will update this review with some of my pics but just couldn't wait to gush about how happy Flor Del Monte made this bride! I would highly recommend them for any event in need of floral decor, you will NOT be disappointed! More...

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Beth Semmelman

7 September 2015

Zenia does absolutely amazing work! Her arrangements were so beautiful and she really listened to what my daughter envisioned. Zenia is creative, organized, detailed, and attentive. I am so very pleased that we used Flor del Monte and would recommend them again without a single hesitation! Wedding date 9/5/15 Washington Square Park & Newberry Library More...

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Anita N.

1 September 2015

Do yourself a favor and go with Flor del Monte! Not only do they create beautiful work but Zenia and her team are so easy and professional to work with! After we hired them for our wedding, I never once worried about my flowers; they arrived on time and exactly how I wanted them. More...

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David M.

25 August 2015

We worked with Zenia for flowers at our wedding. It was a great experience. She was helpful, creative, talented, and reasonably priced. The entire process was stress free and the flowers were beautiful. Thank you for helping us make our day memorable and colorful! More...

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Madeline B.

19 August 2015

I cannot say enough positive things about Zenia and Flor Del Monte!!  Zenia is sweet, talented, and made our wedding so beautiful!  We got married at the Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft.  Zenia made a breathtaking chuppah with lush greenery, and created the most beautiful centerpieces.  Zenia was always easily available via email and phone, and in-person to meet and discuss logistics.  She made the whole process so, so easy!  Thank you so much Zenia!!! More...

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Amy

27 July 2015

I met with a couple florists and knew immediately that I wanted to work with Zenia. I had been “warned” that the florist plays a larger role than you anticipate and that you should choose someone who you really would enjoy working with, which was fantastic advice. Zenia was warm, professional and extremely easy to work with via email, in person and on the big day (including her team). Zenia was creative in taking our colors and some inspirational photos and creating masterpieces. She truly listened to my feedback at our first mock-up and delivered some of the most spectacular flowers that I’ve ever seen. I never considered myself to be a “flower person” before the wedding and I can honestly say that the bouquets, different centerpieces and candles were one of my favorite parts of the day. More...

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Taylor T.

20 July 2015

Flor del monte provided me with not only the best customer service but also the most beautiful wedding flowers I've ever seen! Will absolutely be using them again in the future. Thank you so much Zenia for helping make my day so special! More...

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Joel Torres

27 May 2015

There flowers are kinda expensive, but than again what flower shops isn't. Either way I loved the flowers I got from them because they were fresh and well organized. I would recommend this place to a friend. More...

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Nancy G.

25 May 2015

Outstanding florist!! Highly recommended!! I used Flor del Monte for my wedding and could not have made a better decision. The service by Zenia was outstanding: courteous, attentive, knowledgeable, flexible. She was able to capture my vision very well. Her arrangements were stunning and high quality. I feel really lucky to have found her!! Her rates were also very reasonable. Glad I did not have to work with some of the stuffy florists I came across. More...

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Janna S.

23 May 2015

Zenia and her team did the flowers for our wedding last weekend,  Everything looked beautiful and Zenia was very professional and easy to work with.  She even made me a comb for my hair with beautiful fresh flowers.  I didn't have a clear vision of what I wanted for centerpieces, but Zenia came up with great ideas and the venue looked amazing.  Overall, great experience! More...

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Ruth Lopez-McCarthy

28 February 2015

The most unique and beautiful bouquet I have ever received. You are a master at your craft!

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Claudia Brand

28 February 2015

Such beautiful quality flowers, thank you! I went in to see what was available for the day and bought a bouquet for my grandmother's alter. My mom absolutely loved them as did I. Thank you again, Claudia More...

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Vanessa C.

14 February 2015

I got my mom flowers for Valentine's Day and fell in love with them. She adores her flowers! Every arrangement in that shop is gorgeous. I had such a hard time picking. I will return. More...

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Sara F.

22 December 2014

I used Flor Del Monte for my July 2014 wedding.  I am SO happy with my wedding flowers.  Just take a look at my pictures.  She put my vision to life!  We had two ceremonies--a Catholic and a Jewish ceremony, and she did the flowers for both ceremonies as well as the reception.  Zenia and her team are great.  Highly recommend. More...

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Biana K.

14 October 2014

Flowers and center pieces were all gorgeous! Zenia is a trueProfessional and very accommodating! She put her own creative twist on my requests and vision and I couldn't have imagined better result. The chuppah was breathtaking...I can't wait to see all the professional photos! More...

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Angela T.

23 September 2014

Zenia did a phenomenal job on both of my sister's weddings so when it was my turn  there was no hesitation that I would also work with her on our floral arrangements, bouquets and boutonnieres as well. From our first meeting, she was very friendly and easy to work with.  I brought a couple of ideas with me to the appointment and she was able to incorporate these as well as add her own creative flair. The flowers were EXTRAORDINARY! She used some a great mix of traditional flowers and some very unusual flowers that I have never considered. My bouquet was so unique and unlike any other I have seen before. I highly recommend her to anyone. You will not be disappointed. More...

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diana h.

8 September 2014

we could not be happier with all of our wedding flowers!! the gorgeous centerpieces, with the plumpest sunflowers ever, were the most beautiful accents to our dark purple tablecloths. i absolutely fell in love with our personal flowers, too... my bridal bouquet, and my bridesmaids' bouquets were to die for. so full and brilliant. our vision really came alive with zenia's help. the best part was our chuppah... zenia and her team strung orchids and paper cranes made by my family on the corners of the chuppah, and it made it so intimate and personal. everyone loved the unique and stunning chuppah! More...

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Josephine D.

12 August 2014

My youngest daughter hired Zenia for her August 9th wedding.  She had created bridal bouquets and floral arrangements for my other two daughters' weddings in the past.  I have to say we were beyond pleased with the past work, but this time Zenia absolutely outdid herself!  The arrangements were beautiful and made up of many recognizable blooms, they also contained many very unusual blooms which made them incredibly unique and one of a kind! Words to describe Flor Del Monte:  artistic; creative, unique; professional; easy to work with; and most important of all - affordable.  Thank you FDM staff, can't wait for the next event to work with you again. More...

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Erin

17 July 2014

Thank you, Zenia, for an incredible job! Our wedding flowers were stunning. They set the tone for the entire event and matched my "vision" perfectly. We had a run-through, at which Zenia created mock centerpieces. She was incredibly flexible and has a remarkable memory for details specific to your event. Prices were also reasonable. She came recommended from a friend, and I would also highly recommend Flor Del Monte. More...

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Mayra Torres

4 March 2014

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Kim

9 February 2014

Zenia at Flor Del Monte was amazing to work with. She has such a love and excitement for floral designs and I noticed it the moment I met her. I know next to nothing about flowers, except what looks good in pictures. Zenia was wonderful with explaining and showing me different examples of flower types that we could use to get a desired effect without breaking the bank.

Our wedding flowers turned out phenomenal! We chose a combination of white, fuschia and pink flowers to go with cobalt blue accent colors and our guests could not stop raving about how gorgeous the floral displays and escort card table centerpiece were. I would absolutely recommend Zenia to anyone getting married in the future. You will have such beautiful flowers for your special day!
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Emily

26 December 2013

Zenia was wonderful to work with! After just a short meeting showing her some ideas I’d collected for flowers I liked, she was able to make my vision a reality – and added some new flower choices that not only looked beautiful and fit in perfectly, but also met with my budget. The look I was going for was a mix of elegant and rustic, which she executed perfectly. She was so friendly and easy to work with. The flowers on the day of our wedding were fresh, lush, and lasted all day and night. More...

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Jennifer

20 December 2013

Amazed by the quality of the pieces and the cost! It looks like something straight from a bridal magazine! Love their work!

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26 November 2013

I was planning my Chicago wedding from Minnesota, so I was unable to actually meet with Zenia in person the entire time. However, we communicated via email and it all worked out great. I had so many compliments on how beautiful and unique my bouquet was. My flowers were stunning and Zenia was a joy to work with! More...

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Lizzette

23 November 2013

We hired Flor Del Monte for our wedding at the Wit Hotel on October 6, 2013, and I couldn't have been more delighted. Zenia was absolutely WONDERFUL to work with, and the flower arrangements far exceeded our expectations.

She made our budget work so well, and since our ceremony and reception were in the same hotel, she also suggested we re-use our arrangements- i.e., the floral centerpieces that decorated the aisle and our two mazanita trees with tea-light candles, which perfectly framed the end of the aisle, were all used again as part of our reception decor, on our candy table and guest/family tables. Genius!

I had a special vision for my own bouquet, I knew I wanted lots and lots of color. What she delivered was the most beautiful and creative arrangement I had ever seen.

Zenia and her team were also very punctual with the deliveries; they were there early to set up for the ceremony, they transferred the arrangements from the ceremony to the reception area (our reception area literally transformed with her flowers), and they were on time to pick up at the end of the night. I couldn't have dreamed of going with anyone else. Thank you again, Zenia!
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Vienna V.

23 November 2013

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Lizzette R.

23 November 2013

We hired Flor Del Monte for our wedding at the Wit Hotel on October 6, 2013, and I couldn't have been more delighted. Zenia was absolutely WONDERFUL to work with, and the flower arrangements far exceeded our expectations. She made our budget work so well, and since our ceremony and reception were in the same hotel, she also suggested we re-use our arrangements- i.e., the floral centerpieces that decorated the aisle and our two mazanita trees with tea-light candles, which perfectly framed the end of the aisle, were all used again as part of our reception decor, on our candy table and guest/family tables. Genius! I had a special vision for my own bouquet, I knew I wanted lots and lots of color. What she delivered was the most beautiful and creative arrangement I had ever seen. Zenia and her team were also very punctual with the deliveries; they were there early to set up for the ceremony, they transferred the arrangements from the ceremony to the reception area (our reception area literally transformed with her flowers), and they were on time to pick up at the end of the night. I couldn't have dreamed of going with anyone else. Thank you again, Zenia! More...

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Kerri L.

19 November 2013

O.M.G.  I wish I could get married, at least, 5 more times so that I could use Flor Del Monte EVERY TIME!  Zenia did an amazing job with the floral arrangements (bouquets, boutineers and table arrangements), she is incredibly creative, so friendly and accommodating and her prices can't be beat for the quality you receive!  She was prompt with correspondence, answered all my questions (trust me I had a lot) and made my big day absolutely gorgeous.  I asked for lots of texture and to incorporate oranges and magenta colors into my bouquets and boy did Flor Del Monte deliver!  The only tiny hiccup, accounting for the 4 stars instead of 5, was that Zenia confirmed with me a few days before on what was being delivered for "personal flowers" and when the boutineers arrived there were still the berzillia berries instead of the lily grass detail like we had discussed and was noted on our contract.  Very minor thing though and regardless they still looked lovely on the guys.  I really hope I have another opportunity to use Flor Del Monte again, in the future.  Such amazing work, thank you a million times Zenia! More...

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Molly M.

16 November 2013

My mom and I were searching for a perfect florist for my September 2013 wedding and came across Flor Del Monte online. It was our first consultation (had planned to check out a few other places) but ended up being our last! We walked into this adorable, quaint Pilsen floral shop and were warmly greeted by Zenia. She is amazing...super knowledgeable and has a niche for creating exactly the floral decor you want. She also worked within our budgeted and turned out to be extremely reasonably priced for what she delivered. Our flowers were AMAZING, even more wonderful and fuller than I had hoped. I'd recommend Flor Del Monte to any bride looking for great service, great value, and gorgeous flowers! More...

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Haley Lonero

14 November 2013

The flower arrangements for our wedding were spot on what we talked about in our meetings. I could not be happier with how things turned out. Thank you!!

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JAJA P.

14 November 2013

I only had my personals done with Flor Del Monte and they looked great!  I was in a wedding two months before mine and loved the bouquets the bride and bridesmaids had.  After researching, they seemed to be one of the most reasonably priced florists for what I wanted a little last minute.  Zenia was a pleasure to work with, very sweet and helpful.  I showed her a picture from Pinterest of the bouquet I loved, and mine looked just like it!  One of the other perks, is that they delivered the flowers right to our hotel room while we were getting ready.  The convenience was great.  I highly recommend this company based on the personals I ordered for my wedding. More...

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Emily L.

3 November 2013

Zenia was wonderful to work with! After just a short meeting showing her some ideas I'd collected for flowers I liked, she was able to make my vision a reality - and added some new flower choices that not only looked beautiful and fit in perfectly, but also met with my budget. The look I was going for was a mix of elegant and rustic, which she executed perfectly. She was so friendly and easy to work with. The flowers on the day of our wedding were fresh, lush, and lasted all day and night. Thank you, Zenia! More...

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Sarah L.

16 October 2013

ZENIA IS AMAZING! We hired Flor Del Monte for our August wedding floral - reception, bouquets and boutonnieres. She was prompt, organized, professional and most of all super talented! Even when I changed my mind a few times, she was happy to accommodate the changes.The flowers turned out to be exactly what I had envisioned. They were so lovely! I highly recommend Zenia and Flor Del Monte for any of your floral needs. More...

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Tom C.

24 August 2013

Amazing staff. Needed last minute flowers and their were very nice and timely in creating a beautiful package for me. I thought the price was pretty cheap for what I got and flowers were fresh. I am super impressed at their quality of flowers and customer service More...

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Therese

12 August 2013

Flor del Monte did a spectacular job on our wedding flowers. She knew exactly what I wanted and was so easy to work with.

I am very particular and Flor del Montes's creations exceeded my expectations. Absolutely stunning! The pieces that Zenia created, required not only know how, but artistic talent. Neither of which she is lacking.
I loved the delivery packaging. Another attention to detail! Lovely. The deliveries and set-up were seamless and all pieces were delivered as promised.

It was an utmost pleasure working with Zenia.
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Jenny

31 May 2013

What can I say? Flor del monte was AMAZING. The flowers, everything was just GREAT. MY BOUQUET- SIMPLY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! HIGHLY recommend!!!!!

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Jasmain

6 March 2013

Ordered my flowers the day before my wedding, so of course I got what was in store but I must say that they did a remarkable job!!!! Loved my bouquet!

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Mariebeth

3 March 2013

When Zenia said that my flowers will look gorgeous...she delivered! She was able to work with me and my budget and all the bouquets looked so elegant! Definitely a great pick!

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Michele K.

10 January 2013

Flor Del Monte was recommended to me by my wedding coordinator. First, I want to say that Zenia is very sweet and great to work with. She worked with my budget to create beautiful centerpieces and bouquets. I changed my mind a few times and had many questions, but she was patient and willing to listen to all my ideas. The Bride and BM bouquets were delivered to my house (where we were getting ready). When I saw the flowers, I was beyond happy. They were so fresh and beautiful. I was obsessed with my bouquet. I had sent her an image of what I wanted it to look like, and the bouquet she made was even better than the image I sent her. When I got to the Ceremony Space the flowers were all set up on the columns. Two workers were going through all of the flowers, making sure they looked perfect. They kept on turning and touching up all the pieces making sure that they looked fabulous from every angle. The flowers and draping made the space look so much better. Many of the guests complimented the flowers and draping at the ceremony site.Flor Del Monte also moved all the ceremony flowers to my reception space as well as  set up centerpieces on each table. I brought 250 of my own candles and glass candle holders to the reception space a few days before the wedding. Zenia told me to leave everything (still in boxes) at the reception site and that they would be more than happy to set everything up. This was a great help!I also wanted to add that they decorated my cake free of charge!Thanks for everything Flor Del Monte!! More...

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Colleen C.

31 December 2012

Zenia at Flor Del Monte is a true class act and fabulous floral artist! I first met Z and the FDM team at a Yelp event about 3 years ago and was just waiting for the opportunity to call them. Finally, I got married! Reason for a florist. I contacted her to discuss some flowers for my wedding, and she spent quite a bit of time chatting with me, then put together some proposals (which were gorgeous). IN the end I didn't decide to go this route and did my own flowers (of course they couldn't have been as beautiful as hers would've been!) but I was so happy with the entire experience that I felt it necessary to pen a review. She can do a lot of creative stuff (I made a pinterest board and shared with her, which worked well) and can take ideas and turn them into reality. Even with the photos/quote she provided I knew she "got" what I was going for. She acted as a total professional when I told her it was a bit out of my range, and I really appreciated that immensely. More...

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Kate B.

12 October 2012

my highest recommendation...Thank you so much for taking such great care in creating incredibly beautiful flowers for our wedding. They were above and beyond what I hoped and envisioned. We received so many compliments so I know we were not alone in our admiration of the flowers. Simply exquisite! Many, many thanks! More...

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Milly

10 October 2012

Zenia did all the flowers for our recent wedding in July. I personally love flowers and was planning to do all but my own flowers myself. Zenia more than happily said she would do that, but after meeting her, I quickly wanted her to do ALL my flowers. So she did! I can't begin to explain how beautiful everything was. Zenia listened to my obsession of pink and all the flowers were in different shades of pink. Zenia also helped with extra set-up that I requested. I even bought candles and dropped them off to her to set up. Anything I wanted, she did!

Thank you so much to Zenia for making my wedding so beautiful!
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Maria

3 October 2012

Zenia and the entire team at Flor del Monte are AMAZING! Working with her was an extreme pleasure, from our very first meeting, to the conversations we had that final week. First of all, she is a talented artist and loves what she does. It shows in each arrangement that she makes. Her creativity helps inspire your own. Second, she has the type of personality that you need to add to your dream day team! You'll love talking and bouncing ideas around with her. Her pieces are of the finest quality, and the price is definitely right. I highly recommend Flor del Monte for flowers of all occasions, but especially for your wedding day. You will not be disappointed! More...

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Maria G.

3 October 2012

We worked with Zenia and the Flor del Monte team for our wedding on 9/1/12, and we could not have been happier with our flowers for such a special day! Working with Zenia was an extreme pleasure. From our very first meeting, to our last few conversations during the final week, every floral detail was covered to the T. She understands that couples have budgets, and will never compromise the beauty or quality of her arrangements for price. She is an amazing artist, and it is so clear that her love and passion for floral design drives her success. She works with you on all of the details to help your vision come to life, and if you are short on ideas, she uses her expertise to help you get there. I loved that whenever I walked into the shop, the feeling of family just wrapped around you. And you will see from your first meeting that Zenia is a wonderful person, the kind that you would want to be friends with. When the wedding was over, I was a little sad that I wouldn't be seeing or talking with her as much, but I know that she is who I will go to whenever I need a special occasion arrangement in this city. Highly, highly recommended!!! More...

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Esmeralda

26 August 2012

Beautiful bouquets! I've used Flor del Monte twice, once for my own wedding and more recently for my sister's wedding. Both times, they've far exceeded my expectations. Zenia and Rosalba are so nice and accommodating. Their prices are also very competitive. More...

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Esmeralda C.

26 August 2012

Flor del Monte is wonderful to work with. Their bouquets are breathtaking! The staff goes out of their way to meet your needs and budget. I've used them several times now and each time, I am more than pleased with their work. Will definitely use them again! More...

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Irene G.

16 August 2012

I found Flor Del Monte by reading all the positive reviews on Yelp and I didn't look back.  I absolutely enjoyed working with Flor Del Monte and Zenia.  From day one I knew that I could trust her to create the perfect floral arrangements for my wedding.  She made my vision a reality.  Everything was gorgeous - the manzanita with orchid  centerpieces, floating orchids, and lush bouquets were beautiful.  I could not have been more happy with my decision to go with Flor Del Monte for our special day.  Zenia is easy to work with, the prices are very reasonable and she is professional.  I highly recommend Flor Del Monte - you won't regret it. More...

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Milly P.

14 August 2012

Zenia did all the flowers for our recent wedding in July.  I personally love flowers and was planning to do all but my own flowers myself.  Zenia more than happily said she would do that, but after meeting her, I quickly wanted her to do ALL my flowers.  So she did!  I can't begin to explain how beautiful everything was.  Zenia listened to my obsession of pink and all the flowers were in different shades of pink.  Zenia also helped with extra set-up that I requested.  I even bought candles and dropped them off to her to set up.  Anything I wanted, she did!  Thank you so much to Zenia for making my wedding so beautiful! More...

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Bridget

25 July 2012

Zenia and her team at Flor del Monte are awesome! They created beautiful arrangements and bouquets for our wedding. They have quite a talent for choosing colors and textures that look classic with a modern twist! Zenia is very knowledgeable, professional and super easy to work with. She honored my budget, listened to what I wanted and had great suggestions. Guests who were lucky enough to take home a centerpiece told me that the flowers lasted for over a week! We just celebrated our one year anniversary and I still smile when looking at the pictures of the flowers. I would definitely recommend Flor del Monte! More...

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Misty

18 July 2012

It was such a pleasure to work with Zenia at Flor del Monte. We weren't sure what we wanted when we were shopping for flowers, except that we wanted yellow flowers. She was so helpful with coming up with ideas that we liked. We wanted something unique, and she came through for us! When we did our preview, we noticed that some flowers has orange spots, and she worked with us to find a better flower that was pure yellow. The day of the wedding, we walked in and the flowers were absolutely gorgeous! Our venue space was pretty large, and we were afraid that the flowers would get lost in the size, but they did not. They stood out beautifully. We had so many lovely comments about the arrangements. Zenia was always quick to respond and everything was on time. I couldn't have asked for a better florist! =) More...

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michele

10 July 2012

It was a pleasure to work with Zenia! She was very kind and patient and always responded right away. It was great to work with someone who truly seemed excited to be apart of my wedding day. I loved the centerpieces and the bouquets that she created for my wedding. More...

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Kim S.

10 July 2012

Beautiful, beautiful flowers. I was looking for that kind of flower shop with so many choices of different flowers for different occasions. I just love it, and I will definitely be back. I give them 5 stars. More...

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26 June 2012

Zenia is a sweetheart. And her work is absolutely stunning. I told her I wanted a romance and soft all white look for my bouquet. It was the most gorgeous, thick and luscious bouquet with the most exotic flowers. She was so patient & willing when working with my budget. Every bride needs that vendor who's a breath of fresh air- Flor Del Monte is it! More...

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Tia

17 June 2012

What a great find. Zenia is a mind reader and she really takes the time to get to know you and she listens to every detail about your wedding. My flowers were everything and more. They were beautifully put together. She can really works with your budget and will do so much more. My wedding had flowers in every corner, and they were all beautiful. The colors just blended so well with my wedding colors that I choose. They even help with putting out all my candles that I purchase. She is someone I will continue to work with for other events and I am so glad I found this place. More...

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Boon K.

17 June 2012

What a great find. Zenia is a mind reader and she really takes the time to get to know you and she listens to every detail about your wedding.  My flowers were everything and more. They were beautifully put together. She can really works with your budget and will do so much more.  My wedding had flowers in every corner, and they were all beautiful.  The colors just blended so well with my wedding colors that I choose. They even help with putting out all my candles that I purchase.  She is someone I will continue to work with for other events and I am so glad I found this place. More...

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Lauren W.

23 May 2012

I recently worked with Zenia to put together the flowers for my wedding, rehearsal dinner, and day-after brunch.  I had met with 2 florists before our meeting, and they just kept showing me the same modern-looking orchids in tall glass vessels - pretty, but not what I wanted.  From the start, Zenia was awesome to work with: I didn't know exactly what I was looking for in flowers, but had a general idea on colors, and told her I just wanted a lot of "texture" to make them interesting.  A minute later she pulled up some images online that were exactly what I was asking for, but failing to articulate.  I signed the contract with Flor del Monte at that point, knowing we were in great hands!Thru the wedding planning, day-of event, and after, Zenia: 1) listened, understood my requests and clearly executed my vision, 2) was flexible and accomodating, and met my request to revise proposals with less expensive flowers that still kept the overall feel of my plans without blinking an eye, 3) truly went above and beyond when her team picked up our wedding flowers, kept them overnight in a cooler, and brought them back to the hotel for our brunch the next day - we paid for delivery,but it was a small fraction of what new flowers would have cost, 4) didn't flinch when I was making changes the week before the wedding - adding tables, changing my bouquet wrap, 5) made on-the-spot, emergency adjustments to reshuffle arrangements and displays when my extremely clumsy wedding guests broke several vessels before the ceremony even started.  She pulled it all together so well that I would have never known anything went wrong or was changed (except I heard the glass breaking - sorry Zenia!).Beyond her awesome customer service, at the wedding all of our guests kept gushing about how beautiful the flowers looked, and how unique (scabiosa pods and fiddlehead ferns), pretty, and still vintage/traditional they were. I would recommend Flor del Monte in a heartbeat! More...

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Terese P.

25 April 2012

I would like to write a review about Flor del Monte based on the wedding proposal process alone. While I ended going in another direction with my decor for totally unrelated reasons. I wanted to comment on how fantastic and professional Zenia was to work with during our consultation, not to mention very kind and down to earth.Brides, go and meet with them! Zenia goes above and beyond to work with your budget and offers many creative suggestions. I will definitely keep this shop on my radar for future events and floral needs! More...

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Lisa S.

18 April 2012

It's hard to order flowers from out of town.  Some florists send their crummiest flowers, as they think you will never see it.  Or, they send an arrangement that is much smaller than you ordered.  Not Flor Del Monte.  The fabulous Zenia sends only the best.  I have used her twice and have not been disappointed.  I ordered from Los Angeles, and the recipients reported magnificent arrangements and that they will use Flor Del Monte in the future. More...

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Maria H.

17 April 2012

Zenia provided all the flowers for my wedding day last July 23. I found her on yelp and from the moment we corresponded she was a joy- professional, prompt, knowledgeable and the sweetest thing. It was tough because I live in NJ but the wedding was back in my hometown, Chicago. But that wasn't a problem.. we did everything via email- with photos, phone calls and one live meeting only weeks before the wedding. She got my vision and fit it all into my budget.  She made our wedding magical.. from the bridesmaids bouquets, to the mens boutonnieres, to the actual reception centerpieces with drizzled crystals and mazania branches.. and best of all my bouquet.. it was amazing.  Thank you Zenia! More...

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Jacqui W.

12 December 2011

I don't think I can say enough about how much I love Flor del Monte and the owner, Zenia!  My partner and I got married on November 26, 2011 and Flor del Monte did all the wedding party/family arrangements (boutonnieres, bouquets, corsages).First of all, Zenia was incredibly easy (and fun!) to work with.  We met with some other florists who all seemed busy, cold and not overly interested in making something unique for our wedding.  From the moment we sat down with Zenia, she was warm, friendly and ready to listen to ideas (not to mention being very understanding when we were late due to ridiculous Chicago construction delays).  My partner and I didn't have an exact vision, but knew general things that we liked/didn't like.  Zenia was able to take our vague descriptions and create beautiful arrangements that completely matched our aesthetic.  Everything was somehow unique, but also tied together, from the groomsmen boutonnieres to the flowers worn by our parents to the bridesmaid bouquets.  Not only was Zenia able to create perfect flower arrangements, she was also a pleasure to work with, which is why I am so happy we chose her. So much of wedding planning was stressful; Zenia was always upbeat, full of great ideas and greatly accommodating.  She kept us updated (calling to check in a few weeks before the wedding) and was easy to reach via email.  And, beyond even this, the prices that Zenia quoted us were some of the most affordable out there.  I still can't believe we got such fantastic arrangements for such reasonable prices!  I could go on forever about how happy I am with Zenia and this company, so for now I'll just end by saying I highly recommend this florist for any occasion (but can personally attest to their fabulous work for weddings). More...

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Emily M.

19 November 2011

Zenia was amazing to work with for our wedding this September. She understood my simple black and white elegance theme and created a scene that matched perfectly with my timeless taste.  I received tons of compliments on the high and low hydrangea arrangements and my bridesmaids wore unique orchid wrist corsages instead of carrying typical nosegays. Zenia worked with my budget and captured all the lovely details I wanted like the black and white lace overlay on my bridal bouquet handle. Love their work! More...

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Kelly W.

17 November 2011

We used Flor Del Monte for our wedding in September based upon a friend of a friends recommendation and I'm so happy we did! The entire process from initial meeting through the actual event was perfect.  Zenia is a wonderful person to work with, very helpful, creative and prompt to reply. I wasn't too specific on what I wanted but from the bouquets to the centerpieces, she created what we envisioned beautifully!!  They were on time and the flowers were so fresh, lasting long after the wedding was over! The best part about Flor Del Monte is how affordable it is!  Zenia was always wiling and encouraging to make adjustments to fit our budget and yet still look fabulous.  We never felt pressured to spend more (especially during peak wedding season) which is what many other florists in the area had done.  Overall, so so pleased with everything, I will always think of Zenia for any more of our flower needs! More...

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Coatlicue M.

7 October 2011

Can we please add 5 more stars? Flor del Monte creates the most amazing floral arrangements and bouquets for weddings! Zenia did a wonderful job with helping us create the overall look for our wedding overall (in our case it was modern, elegant and simple, if this makes any sense to you).  I am so glad we went with Flor del Monte, the centerpieces that Zenia created were so original and beautiful! I was glad that this was within outr budget too.If you are also looking for a special arrangement for a friend or loved one, this is the place to go. More...

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LILIANA A.

31 July 2011

A few months ago it was our receptionists birthday so I stopped by on my way to work to buy her some roses.  I'm telling you I don't know what planet these roses were from but they bloomed into these undescribable gorgeous works of nature.  Ever since, I've been going as often as I can just to buy a little something to decorate our beauty salon with and our customers can't believe they're real! More...

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Delia V.

7 June 2011

Zenia was recommended to me by my cousin-in-law. Needless to say, I am so grateful to have found Zenia! My hubby and I went to her with our ideas, and she built on those, making everything come to life on the wedding day! Our color scheme was royal blue and yellow, and the flowers Zenia chose were just phenomenal. My bouquet was out of this world. Zenia was so easy to work with. I never doubted that she would execute perfection. THANKS ZENIA!! Mike and I are forever grateful. ;) More...

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Lauren B.

6 June 2011

Flor Del Monte does an absolutely fantastic job! Zenia and her staff did the flowers for my wedding on May 14th, 2011 and everything was wonderful. They showed up to the venues right on time and all of the flowers were so fresh. I admit that I do not have an extensive knowledge of different flower types or what kind of flower goes best with another...but after I gave Zenia a rough outline of what I wanted our wedding to look like, she created the most beautifully romantic centerpieces and bouquets. They are also very budget-friendly and are willing to work with you to bring the costs down without compromising quality. If you book with Flor Del Monte, I promise you won't be disappointed! More...

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Loretta T.

11 February 2011

Simply beautiful... love Flor Del Monte!  I've been a loyal customer for 3 years now.

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KChicagoan S.

10 November 2010

Zenia from Flor del Monte did the flowers for my wedding on 9/26/10 and everything was sensational. I met with two other florist before meeting with Zenia and we instantly clicked. She was really good at listening to my ideas and then taking them and making them one step (or sometimes 10 steps) better. From start to finish my experience was awesome. Calls were either picked up right away or returned within a couple of hours. She always responds to emails right away and no question is too small or dumb - she never makes you feel like you're bothering her. And as for the flowers- WOW. They absolutely exceeded my expectations! My bridal bouquet was better than I thought it would be and my bridesmaids flowers were EXACTLY what I wanted. All of the arrangements at the church and venue (Newberry Library) were unreal - my biggest piece of advice is just to go to Flor del Monte. Don't waste your time at other florists - working with them is fun, very low stress and an overall great experience! More...

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Anonymous F.

9 October 2010

I didn't go into the wedding as a flower person - we kinda figured we could skimp on the flowers because all bouquets in pictures looked the same to me. Little did I know that even decent looking flowers are EXPENSIVE! We'd run around in circles with a florist whose work seemed lovely, but could not seem to work within our somewhat skimpy flower budget. Enter Flor. Zenia provided fantastic feedback and helped me settle on a color scheme that was absolutely gorgeous. The bouquets were breathtaking - who knew I could appreciate such things! The flowers at the reception were stunning. She was able to create a very high end look for not much money. Zenia very thoughtfully created a vision for the wedding and executed it perfectly. More...

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Madelene T.

27 September 2010

Flor Del Monte did our flowers for our wedding on September 5, 2010. First of all, before the wedding, Zenia made it so easy to work with her. Her creativity and passion is clearly obvious when we first spoke with her. We gave her the general description of the space and told her our colors and she instantly had suggestions for us.  We also had a tight budget but their prices were totally reasonable.  In addition, she came up with different solutions and were so flexible with everything so that we could stay well within our budget.  Other florist I looked at were not even near the quote she gave us.  On the day of the wedding, they delivered the flowers on time and they were beautiful. Each flower was fresh and vibrant.   We got married on the rooftop of the Doubletree in Chicago and from my bridal suite window I had a bird's eye view of the ceremony space.  It was amazing to see the space transformed from a dull area to an elegant setting. Once I got down there, I was surprised at how nice everything looked.  We did not have a lot of money to spend on flowers but Zenia's suggestion and the simplicity of her design was truly a perfect fit.  I could not be happier with her work. Oh, and tons of people complemented us on how gorgeous the ceremony looked. More...

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Teri Y.

21 September 2010

During our first meeting with Zenia from Flor del Monte, we already knew that we wanted her to do our wedding flowers. From the very beginning, Zenia exuded a sense of warmth and comfort with full professionalism. She made us feel very comfortable as we went through all the details and how we envisioned our wedding flowers to look like. We met with another flower vendor just so that we have room to compare but we didn't get the same feeling of excitement and relief as we did after meeting with Zenia. That was when we knew we wanted Flor del Monte.I told Zenia about my color theme and what flowers I wanted and she also added in some of her own ideas which were fantastic. My bridal bouquet was just as how i envisioned it to be, if not better. I wanted something different for my bridesmaids and instead of mini bouquets for them, I got them pomanders. They were absolutely adorable and classy looking. My bridesmaids had such fun with their pomanders while calling it their "bowling ball" because it was a little heavier than it looked, but it was awesome! Now I wish I got a pomander for myself just for fun :)Don't ask me why as I don't have the answer to this but my husband is nervous about pins on his clothes. It has something to do with being nervous about how the pins might accidentally poke him when he hugs people on that day. Oh well, I guess they don't call it irrational fear for nothing! At our final consultation with Zenia, when he realized that his boutonniere would have to be pinned onto his lapel, he pointed out to Zenia his concern and she suggested that instead of using pins, she would use a very strong and secure magnet that would make the boutonniere stick to his lapel. I always knew that I wanted tall centerpieces for my wedding reception (it's one of those wedding "dreams"... lol) and I couldn't have been happier with Zenia's work: tall vase with white hydrangeas and overflowing willow branches. In lieu of a traditional guestbook, I described to her that we wanted a wishing tree and she executed it as well.When we walked into our reception venue, I couldn't believe what a fantastic job Zenia did. She pulled it all together and that was enough confirmation that we made the right choice with Flor del Monte. More...

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Irene

15 June 2010

I had no idea what type of flowers I should go with because my bridesmaids dresses were such a nuetral color. I went in and talked with Zenia and she was so helpful. My flowers were more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. The colors were so vibrant and the flowers were so fragrant. Not to mention the fact that the original person who was suppose to do my flowers backed out a month before my wedding and even though they had an already busy and packed Memorial day wedding weekend, they fit me in. I walked in a paniced bride and walked out knowing I was in good hands. Zenia made me feel like I was the only bride she was working with and I truly did not think twice about my flowers after I walked out. When the flowers arrived on my wedding day I was stunned at how beautiful they were. I would highly recommend them to anyone. More...

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Mr. N.

10 May 2010

Went here to get mother's day bouquets for mom and 2 sisters. The flowers were incredibly fresh and healthy looking. They have on the go stuff you can pick up that they will take and dress up in 2 minutes or they will work on a bouquet for you for 30 minutes customized. Lots of flowers, some that I haven't even seen before. Vases and other little accessories are also available.Overall if you want a good modern flower shop at a great price that is local owned then definitely check this place out. They made my life easy and that helps when you are a guy who is trying to look good with his flower choices :) More...

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Lori Taylor R.

22 March 2010

Somebody loves me! Yes, I am the lucky girl! Exiting our building I notice a phenomenal arrangement full of intense hues of pink sitting on the doorman's desk. I comment, "That's a really beautiful arrangement!" It wasn't until later that evening that I would find out that arrangement was for me! Every inch of the opening on this glass cube vase was overflowing with beautifully vivacious lilies, roses, sweet peas, tulips and my absolute favorite voluptuous peonies! Absolutely opulent. Thank you, thank you, thank you Conti and Will!  And thank you to Flor Del Monte for creating such an fabulous arrangement. More...

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Rebecca Huicha K.

18 March 2010

I LOVE Zenia!My wedding is next week and this is just a preview of my review. We hired her last year and she's been a doll to work with. She's always thinking of great new ideas and you can totally tell she's passionate about what she does. Through out the planning process, I've stressed and worried about different aspects of our wedding/vendors but I never once worried about Zenia or the flowers. I trust her 100% and this coming from a picky, perfectionist person means a ton!Our wedding is a week away and I cannot wait to see all of Zenia creations. She's the perfect florist for a wedding!!! More...

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Angela M.

30 January 2010

We could not be happier about the job that Flor Del Monte did with our wedding flowers!  Zenia was so nice and easy to work with, and even though I didn't know exactly what I wanted at first, she had great suggestions that ultimately evolved into an absolutely stunning "altar" for the ceremony and beautiful reception decor.  The price was very reasonable, and the flowers and service were impeccable -- I highly recommend Flor del Monte for weddings! More...

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Anne

16 December 2009

Zenia prepared the most beautiful flowers for our wedding. The bouquets were unique and gorgeous. I gave Zenia a color swatch from the bridesmaid dresses and she was able to find flowers that complemented them perfectly. The reception table centerpieces were equally as beautiful. Like many other brides, I had a hard time finding a florist that was willing to stay within my budget and give me what I wanted. I would highly recommend Flor del Monte for wedding flowers or any occasion flowers. More...

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Analicia

15 December 2009

On my wedding day I had swarms of compliments on my wedding. Every bride has a vision of what she wants her flowers to be and Flor del monte definitely made my vision come true. The flowers were fresh and lush and my pictures came out amazing with the colors of fall that I had wanted to light up with the many colors of natural surroundings. I reccomend this flower shop to anyone that does not want to get ripped off and not forced into an expensive package that is a take it or leave it kinda thing that I experienced with other flower shops that say "weddings only" and only wanted to give me 6 roses and the rest fillers, Im sorry but I did not want to pay for grass and Im glad I was referred to flor del monte because they were absolutely HIGH quality. More...

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James V.

23 November 2009

We hired Flor Del Monte to handle all the flowers and centerpieces for our wedding (Church & Reception).  Right off the bat,  Zenia (the owner) was just a pleasure to work with.  She had great suggestions for the centerpieces -- we went with triple tier height vases with floating candles and embedded pedals, they turned out gorgeous.Zenia was very responsive to all our questions, worked with our budget, and made our wedding look spectacular.In short, we'd easily give our business to Flor Del Monte again for their superb job on our wedding day. More...

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Claudia D.

16 November 2009

Best floral arrangements come from here.  You better not give me flowers from any other place!

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claudia

27 October 2009

We loved the work that Flor del Monte did for our wedding. They were very well priced and offer the same trendy designs that some of the other high-end florists offer. One of the groomsmen commented that he had never seen such beautiful arrangements before. Zenia and her mom were easy to work and very approachable every step of the way. They were very eager to work with us and were very patient with us every step of the way. They had lots of creative ideas and in the end our ceremony locale and reception looked great thanks to their hard work. I would not hesitate to reccommend them for your wedding. Again, their prices are reasonable and they are fun to work with! More...

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frances

21 October 2009

I chose Flor Del Monte as my florist for my wedding. I had a wonderful experience with this florist. They were so great to work with and they worked with me every step of the way. I worked with both Rosalva and Zenia to stay within my budget. They were both extremely helpful and professional. They understood exactly what I was looking for and helped me create the look I wanted without spending too much money. It was a pleasure to work with both of them!
My flowers arrived at the church on time and the reception hall looked beautiful!
The flowers in my bouquet were gorgeous!!! The centerpieces that they created for me were beautiful as well ! I can definately say that I would HIGHLY recommend this florist. They are easy to work with, they helped me stay within my budget, they are very professional, and last but not least, the flowers were ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS !!!!!!!
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Jessica H.

9 February 2009

Beautiful arrangements, reasonably priced, and apparently they are also very good at mindreading. For example, I asked for "something cheerful" to be delivered to a friend at a hospital. They understood exactly what I wanted and delivered a bursting bouquet of pink, orange and yellow gerberas, orchids, and tulips- stunning. It's now my "go-to" flower shop! More...

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Lenard

24 December 2008

Great looking flowers. As the Groom I was obviously lost, so I let my lady decide, but they really were knowledgeable and helpful, great service. Highly recommendable.

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Martine S.

14 December 2008

Despite living down the block for two years, I never visited Flor Del Monte, perhaps it was allergies. Anyway, this weekend I got over my fear of flowers because I needed some flowers for my shop. The store is very cute, well designed, fresh flowers, and great customer service. I will be coming here often. I went twice this week! More...

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Patricia

1 December 2008

Flor Del Monte provided the flowers and decor for my wedding last year and it was all simply breathtaking. The arrangements created for the ceremony blended in beautifully with the interior architecture of the Church and the display of hurricane vases and pillar candles set a very warm and romantic mood. Even our Priest, who is naturally very protective of the Church's interior, found the decor charming. The centerpieces used for the reception were also very fresh, elegant, and vibrant. The owners have an incredible eye for detail, color, and texture and really do seem to take their time to create what I truly feel are works of art. I highly recommend their services! More...

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Patricia A.

1 December 2008

Flor Del Monte provided the floral arrangements and decor for my wedding last year and it was all simply breathtaking. The arrangements created for the ceremony blended in beautifully with the interior architecture of the Church and the stunning display of hurricane vases and pillar candles set a warm and romantic mood. Even our Priest, who is naturally very protective of the Church's interior, found the decor charming. The centerpieces used for the reception were also very fresh, elegant, and vibrant. I've since become a frequent customer and have always been more than satisfied with their flawless arrangements. The owners have an incredible eye for detail, color, and texture and really do seem to take their time to create what I truly feel are works of art. I highly recommend you visit and support this neighborhood shop, you will not be disappointed! More...

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Nicole

25 November 2008

Flor del Monte provided me with the highest quality service. They were extremely accomodating, extremely timely in responses to requests and overall went above and beyond to making my wedding day beautiful and stress free. I was somewhat unsure of what I wanted for my wedding and they provided excellent guidance in coming up with a beautiful setting for not only my reception but for my ceremony which was like a dream! More...

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Yda N.

25 November 2008

It has taken me a while to review this flower shop, but I have been meaning to do it since I ordered flowers for my coworker who had surgery this summer and she loved them! I live in Pilsen so I had seen the shop and walked by it, but had not ordered something from there before. When my boss asked me to send flowers to the hospital I called them and the two ladies I spoke with were friendly and very helpful. I don't know much about flowers so I could not tell them what I wanted exactly. I just said make it pretty and told them I wanted to spend $100 - the company allowance for Get-Well-Soon arrangements. I was told "Don't worry, we will make a beautiful arrangement that your friend will love." Man did they deliver!  When I visited my friend the next day the first thing she did was rave about the flowers. The arrangement was BIG - about 2.5 feet tall, and very voluminous. It had beautiful white and blue flowers that were very fresh and GINORMOUS. I have ordered arrangements for the same price from other better know flower shops in the city and I think Flor del Monte blows them away when it comes to the value of what you get. And to top it all off they delivered to the South Suburbs without complaining about it. My friend's surgery was at St Francis Hospital near Calumet Park. I have tried ordering flowers for other coworkers who live South of Hyde Park  and I've always had to call numerous places before someone agrees to drive that far for a delivery. I told everyone at my office to just call Flor del Monte from now on.  The arrangement was spectacular, I got more for my money than I have gotten from the better known florist in the Loop/Near North and the women on the phone made it a snap to order. More...

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julie f.

17 November 2008

I have gotten flowers at Flor Del Monte several times and for many occasions, including for my wedding.  Every single time the flowers have been PERFECT!!!  I will continue to use Flor Del Monte for all my floral needs and recommend this shop to all my friends and relatives.  Additionally, the owners and staff are very professional.  They obviously know what good customer service is all about. More...

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julie

14 November 2008

I love Flor Del Monte! I was somewhat indecisive and not as knowledgeable as I wish I had been. However, the owner's of the shop were extremely helpful and friendly. They told me all about the flowers and suggested beautiful color combinations. Additionally, they had an expansive portfolio for me and my fiance, now husband, to browse. The best part was that they brought everything to our wedding site. It was the perfect experience. I highly recommend this vendor!!! More...

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Joanna

11 November 2008

I loved my bouquet it literally stayed nice and fresh for a week!!!!LOL I will definitely continue to recommend brides to be to Flor del Monte!

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Leticia

11 November 2008

The flowers stayed fresh for a week. Unlike other florists, Flor Del Monte was very specific about what flowers were going to be used for the church arrangements. They were very knowledgable about flowers and gave me great guidance in selecting the best flowers for my wedding. I highly recommend Flor del Monte. More...

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Rachel F.

9 May 2008

I'm already a fan of Pilsen (I used to live there). So when I had to order flowers for a friend near there I went to Yelp and found this place. The most helpful, most courteous staff and I don't know I thing about floral arrangements. They told me what type flowers they thought I should include and the color scheme I should consider. They were also very flexible with the delivery time.  Use them :) More...

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Abby A.

5 December 2007

My boss wanted to have flowers delivered for his wife's birthday. Of course, I did a local search near her place of business on Yelp!  After seeing the 2 previous reviews for this florist, I figured it was a good bet.  The florist was very helpful on the phone and suggested some lovely flowers/colors to fit the occasion and budget.  Well, his wife was THRILLED with the flowers/arrangement and says her entire office RAVED.  So, my boss and I look like heroes.  Will surely use again.  Very reasonably priced and prompt delivery.  I also like that it's a mom & pop. More...

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mark s.

3 June 2007

I hate that overdone, cheesy stuff you get at the ftd places.  this is the flower shop i have been looking for: family owned, awesome flowers, and a modern design aesthetic.  i have used them for everything from something for my sweetie to flowers for a colleague at work who experienced a loss.  every time the recipient has remarked on the quality of the arrangement.  finally - and what a great find in pilsen. More...

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