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Stephanie B.

21 July 2019

Nona's work is absolutely incredible! She created the most stunning floral arrangements for our wedding. Her attention to detail and eye for beauty came through in every arrangement she designed for us.I was completely in love with my bridal bouquet and my bridesmaid's bouquets. She took the soft pink roses and hydrangea that I told her I loved in our initial consultation, and she carried them all throughout the ceremony and the reception in uniquely different ways. The trumpet vase arrangements at the church where perfectly repurposed at the reception by being placed on each side of our head table to frame it beautifully.The centerpieces on the tables were both high and low arrangements, giving the room perfect height and dimension. The high arrangements were especially unique, as she had placed tiny twinkly light installations inside of them. Three weeks post-wedding, our guests are still telling us they were some of the prettiest arrangements they had ever seen.Thank you so much for bringing our wedding day to life with your flowers, Nona! I highly recommend using Floral Design Studio for any special event you may have. More...

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Debra H.

19 March 2019

Absolutely 5 stars. Beautiful flowers, wonderful service, and excellent pricing. Everything from the amazing altar flowers, the pew flowers (so cute), centerpieces, bridal bouquet, and the boutonnieres. AND, Nona did this remotely for us . . . the bride was in Boston, parents in San Diego, and the wedding was at the Mission San Jose in Fremont. Best part -- Nona is so stress free. She responds quickly, no hassles, and excellent pricing. You won't regret going to Floral Design Studio. Happy MOB in San Diego. More...

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Anju M.

16 March 2019

Nona's flower arrangements made the day! Had several arrangements done for a lavish tea party. They were beautiful, awed the guests and delighted my soul. Now I can't wait to celebrate  another event to do some more flowers. Thank you so much. Punit. More...

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Camila S.

31 January 2019

One word: incredible!!!! I found Nona through yelp and her amazing reviews did not disappoint. She is so helpful, responsive and flexible! I had twoWedding ceremonies and she was patient in helping me design exactly what I was looking for. She made my bouquet for my catholic wedding and boutineers as well and the most beautiful floral serah for my husbands sikh ceremony( so many compliments on it). I made my bridesmaids bouquets and she was sweet enough to store themFor me as well. And her pricing is very reasonable!! Way better than most Bay Area florists I reached out too and she is also willing to be accommodating for your pick up time! You will not regret using her!!! More...

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Katherine A.

19 December 2018

My friend from Seattle sent an arrangementfrom Floral Design for my sister's memorialservices at Chapel of the Chimes. The arrangement was breathtaking! I took it home after services and it lasted one week. I've taken a few of the peach colored roses to dry. I will place in a shadow box with other mementos to keep for memory. More...

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Irene Y.

24 September 2018

One of my friends recommended Nona from Floral Design Studio after she had a great experience with her own wedding. I have to chime in with my enthusiastic agreement that Nona is fantastic to work with and her flowers are phenomenal. On top of that, she has so many beautiful decor items for rent that it eliminated us needing to go through other rental shops for additional things.We met a couple times in person, first to design the overall look, choose a color scheme, and figure out the amount of floral pieces needed. Just prior to the wedding, we finalized the order and discussed the exact kinds of flowers that would be available. She has many flowers at her studio to give clients a better idea of the color tone and type of flowers that she'll use. As someone not very familiar with gardening or plants, this was super helpful.Also as mentioned in many other reviews, Nona is great at thinking of ways to repurpose ceremony flowers to decorate tables and other locations during cocktail hour and reception. And she and her team helps move them as well. The final quote seemed very reasonable.In particular I have to mention that it was difficult for us to find an arch that I liked, but Nona came through and saved the day with the perfect arch and then decorated it beautifully with drapes and florals. She even helped attach the strings of tissue paper flowers my mom made to the arch as well. Along with her team, she will also do breakdowns right after the ceremony (cleaning up petals, etc) and will return later after the reception for the rest of any rental items. Our venue took care of the rest, but the guests loved the flowers and they all disappeared by the end of the night anyway ;)Would highly recommend Nona for any of your floral needs. She is a wizard with putting together flowers and also staying at the budget you need. More...

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Ro W.

22 September 2018

Floral Design Studio was my wedding floral vendor. I had very specific ideas for traditional ceremony florals and tropical reception florals, and Nona did an AMAZING job turning my ideas into reality. She was patient to work with my ever-changing ideas, gave helpful suggestions to keep within my budget, and was very responsive via text and email. Nona wasn't pushy, and she knew everything floral to a T. She is a true professional. I highly recommend FDS for all your floral needs, you will not be disappointed. I look forward to another event to be able to order Nona's beautiful florals again. Thanks Nona!! More...

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Tiffany C.

16 September 2018

We hired Nona to do the floral decorations for our wedding ceremony in Oakland last weekend. She was brilliant from the start: smart flower choices, a keen eye for color, and a good sensibility for what works well with your dress and tux choices. She was able to provide us with a very reasonable estimate and I felt reassured that she knew what she was doing from the beginning.On the day of the wedding, she came early to decorate the pews of the chapel, and delivered the most beautiful, vibrant bouquets I had ever seen. I felt incredible holding the bouquet she created for me, so much so that I kept it and the altarpiece at my parents' house for days afterwards, just admiring them!Nona was professional, communicative, and very friendly. It was such a pleasure working with her, and I would highly recommend her for any wedding in the Bay Area and beyond. More...

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Annie L.

7 September 2018

I had Nona as my florist for my wedding. Three words: BOOK HER NOW! She was super easy to work with, always responds to my questions quickly. And the flowers were out of the world! I was so surprised at the quantity and quality of flowers that Nona prepared. My bouquets were so pretty, more beautiful than I had imagined. I would definitely recommend her! More...

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JD B.

4 August 2018

A beautiful, fresh floral arrangement was delivered for a memorial. Customer service was warm and compassionate. I highly recommend Floral Design Studio. Thank you for your great work!

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Sahar A.

12 July 2018

I ordered a flower arrangement for my sweetheart table at my engagement party from Nona. I showed her a photo to see if she could recreate it. She asked me if she could tweak it a bit to make it her own, and I trusted her. She made it even better than the photo! I sent her a photo and thanked her after picking up the arrangement, and she called me and told her how to take care of the arrangement. So sweet! She is very professional. I really enjoyed doing business with her, and I will definitely be back to do further business with her! Thank you, Nona! More...

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Val C.

3 July 2018

Nona is extremely underrated. My fiance at the time actually found her ( I was about to pull my hair our from coordinating the wedding on my own).  No other decent florists in the South Bay were within my budget, and I wasn't highly impressed with any portfolios. Until Nona. After talking with her in person at her studio I immediately felt a connection and was at ease with all her suggestions. She works GREAT off photos for inspiration. She had advised that my flowers would be more expensive than usual because my wedding was a week before Mothers day and that she would try to make my greenery themed floral table runners as full as possible but not to expect exactly the photo I showed her. The price was definitely reasonable ( I had gotten numerous quotes) , the flowers were LUSH and FULL. All my guests could not stop talking about how beautiful the flowers were. I have been recommending her to everyone who needs a florist. Thank you Nona!!! More...

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Karie L.

22 June 2018

Highly recommend! I found Nona through yelp, just called and went in for a quick chat and I hired her. I showed her the center pieces I made, I love that she did not even try to change any of my ideas. I showed her just couple pictures of how I like my arch and bouquet, it came out perfect. I couldn't be happier. I talked to another florist, they tried to ask me to have them do the center piece and charge me more, however, all Nona did is to provide flowers and set up whatever I already have so I don't have to worry so much. When I saw my bouquet and the arch at the wedding, I couldn't be happier, so beautiful and exceed my expectation. Couldn't thank her enough for making my day so much more perfect!! I wish they didn't take down the arch so fast so I can use as props for pics. But they have to because they are using the big flowers for our table decoration which also beautiful! Which also save us money for making more flowers! Thank you Nona, I love every bit of it and glad I found you! Also love your doggy :) More...

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Cheryl F.

8 April 2018

I had a great experience working with Nona on my wedding flowers. She's very caring and took time to understand what I wanted. She is professional, was always responsive to email, and I am happy to recommend her. More...

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Ginger P.

19 February 2018

Sent my sister flowers from la to her house in SF. She said they were beautiful and when she sent me the pic I was shocked. They were more that i thought they were going to be! More...

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George G.

13 February 2018

Great service and price!.  I asked for a masculine bouquet for Valentines Day and they knocked it out of the park!   Thanks for delivering!

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Deepika A.

12 February 2018

Nona is amazing! She kept me calm through my whole wedding process, understood my vision, offered to set up all my centerpieces I made for my wedding without a second thought. She is so sweet and amazing at her craft! Highly recommend! More...

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Karen L.

28 October 2017

After I seeing Nona's incredible portfolio on her website, I booked a consultation for my wedding. Right off the bat I could tell she knew her stuff, Nona was straight to the point, no BS, and that was what I loved about her, a woman who is passionate about her work!After discussing my wedding colors, themes, and favorite flowers, Nona was able to quickly recommend several flower combinations that fit what I was envisioning while staying within our budget. We shortly locked in our contract after our meeting and met again a week before the big day (about a year) to discuss final details and make a few last minute changes.On the day of the wedding, the flowers completely blew me away! I knew they were going to be beautiful but Nona, really outdid herself. The flowers were just gorgeous, tasteful, and was  everything I dreamed of AND more. I highly recommend Nona to any bride, definitely schedule a consultation, you will not be disappointed.Nona, I can't thank you enough!!5 STARS More...

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Frank C.

10 September 2017

Nona was a godsend. Our initial meeting with her, we knew this was the right fit. She's very responsive throughout the entire process and edited us on some of our crazier ideas.She advised us on what flowers may look amazing to go along with our color scheme. The best part was her ideas on how we could repurpose the flowers between the ceremony and the reception. That really kept us within budget even though her suggestions may have cost her a little extra on her side.On the wedding day, we were floored by how HUGE the pieces really were and how well it went with our venue. Even one of my groomsman, who used to be a florist, was amazed at the size (yes guys keep giggling).We would highly recommend her without a doubt.Nona's the best! THANK YOU! More...

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Erin

15 August 2017

We cannot say enough nice things about Nona and the work she did for our wedding. She was such a delight to work with and made the process so easy for us. She completely understood our vision and helped deliver some of the most beautiful floral arrangements I have ever seen. I am NOT a sentimental person but I never want my bouquet to die!! Its so pretty!

Nona worked with us to find the brightest, funkiest, most fun flowers for our bright and fun day and they were gorgeous. Not only that, but she worked with us to keep our budget in check, helping us to figure out which pieces from our ceremony to reuse at the reception. She even STAYED TO MOVE THE PIECES!!! I don't feel like we had to sacrifice anything and we got amazing service!

If we ever have need for floral work again, I know exactly who I am going to call.
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Katie

13 August 2017

Nona was so great to work with! She was very attentive and really listened to what we were looking for with our wedding flowers. She made a lot of great suggestions for what would work well with our colors and venue. Our wedding flowers were so beautiful and a really wonderful value. I loved our bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres. She also made an absolutely gorgeous hanging arrangement for the altar that we were able to also use for our sweetheart table. I very highly recommend Floral Design Studio! I found that Nona is most responsive by phone. More...

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Mee H.

11 August 2017

BEAUTIFUL bouquet arrangements by Nona! Twice I have purchase bouquet of flowers for two different birthdays and they were stunning! I like her creativity in customizing the arrangements and choosing the appropriate flowers and even using some more unique flowers. I will continue to be a regular customer. More...

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serena p.

17 May 2017

Thank you Nona for helping me get my mother-in-law flowers! They are perfect and you used just the right amount of purple. I know she is going to love them! It was so nice to be able to work with you! It can be hard getting flowers out since we live down in San Diego. I highly recommend you! More...

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Stephanie D.

12 April 2017

I can't begin to describe how blown away I was by Nona. My wedding flowers were more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. Nona needed very little direction. In fact, I was shocked at how quick and easy our one and only meeting was. She knew exactly which questions to ask and she seemed to know exactly what I was looking for. I gave her a little creative freedom and I am so happy that I did. I've gotten so many compliments on the breath-taking bouquets, center pieces, and the pearl-band corsages you made for the mothers that matched the pearl straps on my dress. I can't thank you enough, Nona, but I am telling everyone about you!Sincerely, Stephanie More...

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Jasmine C.

20 February 2017

I've been meaning to write a review for Nona for awhile now. Flowers are one of those things that elevate weddings but cost quite a fortune especially the bigger your wedding. My husband knows I love flowers and convinced me not to restrict the budget so much because the only other time I'll be surrounded by so many beautiful flowers for ME will probably be at my funeral. And I can't enjoy them then...might as well enjoy them at my wedding! LOL. But that being said, my budget was still kind of set at a certain amount and Nona worked really hard with me to fit that budget and my color scheme. My color scheme was dusty blue with accents of peach, creams, blush and blue is kind of a hard color to pull off. She had great ideas to help me achieve my budget and some of the same looks/colors I was going for. The arch piece that she did was so fantastic, and the bouquets! My gosh...I hung mine to dry afterwards which is a great reminder of that day! We did hurricane vase trios for most table centerpieces and a few select tables had bigger, taller centerpieces for more oomph. I had friends ask if they could buy/borrow the hurricane vases for their wedding because they loved Nona's set up so much! I will just leave it at this--trust her. She's got great vision and she's very easy to work with! Also, if you pay with check/cash, she doesn't charge the tax..not sure if this is still the case, but that could save you some money too! Thanks so much Nona!! More...

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Susanna Y.

14 February 2017

OMG! My husband surprised me with such a beautiful elegant bouquet! I had to ask where he got it! He's a procrastinator and Nona really pulled through! I had a special delivery at work, but this bouquet was CLASSY!! Definitely not a dot com type delivery! Love Love Love!! Thank You for putting extra attention to detail! More...

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Misa D.

26 November 2016

Working with Nona was a great experience overall!  Her flowers were beautiful.  I was so happy with her work and service.  She listened carefully to what I was looking for and she asked all the right questions.  We received tons of compliments on her flowers.  The day of my wedding she worked directly with the venue/wedding coordinator so it was effortless for me.  Thank you so much Nona for all your work!! More...

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Jennifer D.

5 November 2016

Nona was our florist for our wedding in September, and we are so happy we went with her! Her flower arrangements were absolutely beautiful - she took our ideas and brought them to life in the most wonderful and vibrant way. She was very accommodating with our schedule, and even though we couldn't give her as much set up time as she wanted, her team did an incredible job working quickly and professionally to put everything together before the start of the ceremony. They also stayed behind to wait until after the ceremony to move the flowers to our reception area just below. Such service! Nona and her team are absolutely amazing -  thank you for your beautiful work and for helping making everything transition smoothly on the day of the wedding! More...

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Cee S.

14 October 2016

Nona and her team did an amazing job with our ceremony/reception decor and our bridal party bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages. She was very prompt to respond and REALLY accommodated our budget! Nona's professionalism spoke for itself when she made a simple lantern idea shine for our ceremony into a simple, yet elegant piece that gave a touch of class. What blew me away most was that my budget required for a very simple decor, but Nona and her team managed to make our reception look beautiful none the less. I loved my bouquet (all orchids and blingy in between) and my bridesmaids bouquets. Again, nothing too fancy, but Nona made it look so beautiful!If you are looking for a florist for your wedding, Nona's professionalism and creative eye will surely deliver! She has a cutie pie, adorable doggie that greets people at her shop too! More...

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29 September 2016

My aunt actually helps out Nona sometimes with floral arranging and so we were referred to her for our wedding, naturally. She has a great eye and sense for colors and flowers and will work closely with you to design something that you love that is within your budget! We had the most gorgeous floral arch centerpiece that also doubled as a centerpiece on our sweetheart table and lovely bouquets for me and my bridesmaids. She is super sweet, has practical sense, and definitely works hard to deliver what your specifications are. I would recommend her to anyone! More...

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Benny H.

28 August 2016

Flowers can be a pain to get for a wedding. They are expensive and you really don't know what you're getting. Nona takes care of that. Don't get me wrong, it's still on the pricey side, but her prices are much more fair than some of the competitors. Nona is extremely nice and even has a pretty cute dog that might be present. If the dog is present you might have better luck in your wedding planning. The flowers looked great at our wedding and there really wasn't much more I could have asked for. Nona is awesome and I highly suggest giving her a shot with your wedding flowers. More...

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Linda F.

1 August 2016

Flowers are difficult - you don't get to see the final product until the day of, and I worried about what it would all look like when put together. If you're a control freak like me, that is very hard to accept. I thought about doing our own flowers so I could see the product ahead of time, but as we got closer to the wedding day, it became obvious that that was going to be disastrous.I saw a photographer blog post for a wedding at my venue and fell in love with their arch. I had to ask the venue to look up the florist from that wedding. Nona was amazing - she remembered the wedding in question and was very professional in all our meetings. She was also very patient and worked to make everything fit our budget. I showed her a picture of the cascading bouquet I wanted - she drew a sketch of it and on the day delivered a bouquet so gorgeous we all gasped when we took it out of the box. Calla lilies are my favorite flowers ever (seriously, I made my parents plant some in the backyard when I was a kid) and I wanted the centerpieces to be all callas - she reassured me that mini callas would actually look better than big ones and she was right, they were the perfect size.And the arch! Oh my god the arch was even better than the inspiration photo. The most perfect white orchids stood out against a backdrop of blush roses and white hydrangeas. Curly willow branches masked the iron arches, and at the bottom stalks of blooms (delphiniums, maybe?) rose out of a bed of more hydrangeas and roses. Everyone wanted to take pictures of it, with it, what have you. Nona even came back after the ceremony to move the arch inside for the reception so we could marvel at it all night. At the end of the night my (nerdy) friends went to check out how the arch was constructed and noticed that several stems had a little vial of water attached - it's that kind of attention to detail that kept the flowers looking fresh all afternoon in blazing hot July sun and all night long. Even now, a week later, people are still talking about how magnificent the arch was.Pro-tip - I asked a bridesmaid's husband to help set up a GoPro on the arch. He came by the venue when Nona was setting up the arch and they managed to hide the GoPro in a very inconspicuous but excellent location. I knew where it was and I still had to look hard for it. It captured everything, sound and all - I only wish we'd put one on each arch so we had both sides. More...

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Elena P.

26 July 2016

Nona has done a great job for our wedding this June. We didn't have much time to discuss all details, but she completely understood my ideas and desires. Everything was done on time and with high quality, professionalism, style, and taste !!! Thank you again ! More...

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Leanna E.

27 June 2016

Nona is so crazy talented. We were a pain with the design of the flowers and trying to maintain our budget and although we went a little bit above our budget, it was so worth it. The arrangements were absolutely gorgeous!! Just take a look at these photos, you'll see for yourself :) Not to mention, she would text me back at all crazy hours during the morning and night! She was great! More...

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Ace C.

14 June 2016

Nona did our flower arrangements for our wedding. She is very easy to work with. Our centerpieces were exactly how I wanted them to be. My bouquet was perfect! Thank you so much! More...

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Shilpi P.

5 June 2016

Nona seriously went above and beyond my expectations for our wedding flowers! Not only is she the sweetest but she is uber talented. I was blown away by the stunning white flower arrangements for the table centerpieces, lobby and mandap. We got SO many compliments on how beautiful and Pinterest perfect everything was. Thank you so much Nona, you did an AMAZING job!!!!!! More...

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Zhuo L.

24 May 2016

Nona is very NICE!!!! She made the best flowers for my wedding and she understood what a bride wants! That is the most important thing. I trusted her taste and design 100% and she did an amazing job. She made it possible for me to DIY my own wedding and dont need to worry a single thing about floral cause she have me covered!Besides, she also speaks mandarin, which made it much easier for me! Cause mandarin is my mother tone. I don't know all the names of flowers in English. :P More...

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Angela K.

24 March 2016

Look, there are some people who are just simply blessed with the gift to be able to create beauty and Nona is one of them. I lost a friend and called Nona to create an arrangement that best represented my friend. My friend loved butterflies, the picture speaks for itself. I was so impressed, do not hesitate to consider Floral Design Studio for any event. More...

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Janine L.

30 December 2015

Nona was highly recommended to me by three of my friends and now I know why!If you're like me and don't really know much about design or flowers (other than knowing that they are pretty), you are in good hands with Nona.  She is extremely knowledgeable and is so creative and uber-talented!I went to our first meeting with just a vague idea of what I wanted, but Nona was able to take my musings and create a beautiful and elegant look for our wedding!  Our bouquets matched our dresses so perfectly, it was like they were made for each other!Nona far exceeded my expectations!Please hire Nona, she is incredible!  You absolutely will not regret it! More...

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Stefanie D.

29 December 2015

Nona is the best, not only she is talented and extreme creative in her field but has a golden compassionate heart as well . She had calm my distraught state and arranged a beautiful flower arrangement for my decease mom.  ( I do not live in the area , attending my mom funeral and needed last minute touch on the flower arrangement) Yelp came in handy whenever I need a recommendation, Yelp has never failed me especially yesterday.  I highly recommend her skill and business for any flower need More...

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20 November 2015

Nona was very helpful. When some of the vases that I had independently purchased came broke, she was able to provide me with some. She is willing to work with you and is a pleasure to work with. More...

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Bre

14 November 2015

Nona is amazing! She listens to all your desires and needs and makes it all come to life. She is full of ideas to make a little go a long way. She will help you save money by using what you have to make the most of it. I cannot expressed how pleased I was with her work at our wedding. She made everything gorgeous and perfect. I highly recommend her. We could have not asked for a better florist! More...

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Joshua S.

11 September 2015

We walked in and Nona and her associate took care of our funeral bouquet in moments notice and deliver it herself. Thanks Nona for a wonderful service and make sure to call first.

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Michelle K.

21 August 2015

Nona is amazing!!  I described to Nona colors and general ideas for what I was hoping the flowers would look like..didn't really know exactly myself what I wanted to be honest.  Come the day of our reception August 1st, we were beyond happy with her work.  The quality of the flowers she used was absolutely amazing.  My husband and I were so so happy especially with the minimal contact we had with her.  Prices are very reasonable, as well!  Can't express how happy we were with how everything turned out! More...

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Lady H.

15 August 2015

I am in love with this floral shop and their florist Nina (Arlene). She was so helpful from the very first day we met!! She was super responsive and extremely friendly!! She made me feel so special and was always there for me to talk and to make me feel less stressed. She went above and beyond with her services. Not only she gave us good prices, she would throw some complimentary stuff in here and there. All she wanted is for us to be happy. I was probably the most difficult customer to work with because I changed my mind every week and eventually admitted to myself that I didn't know what I wanted but wasn't ready for surprises. Well, I guess Nina is a very good listener because somehow everything I said came together in an amazing bouquet, best bouquet I've seen in a while and I've seen so many! If I could go back in time, I would choose my bouquet again and again. The centerpieces were awesome too! Loved the manzanita branches, the crystal garlands, everything!! Our sweetheart table garland was gorgeous as well. Thank you so much Nina for everything you've done for us!! More...

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Je R.

30 July 2015

Nona and her team are INCREDIBLE! I cannot stress enough how amazing their work is! She made our wedding dream come true.. My husband and I reside in Los Angeles, so our first conversation with Nona was over the phone.. We spoke for over an hour, however, it was a GREAT conversation.. She did not get off the phone till she had a clear understanding of what we wanted. She asked all the right questions and made sure every detail was covered.. Her work went above and beyond our expectations.. Our ceremony arch, ceremony chairs, sweetheart table, dessert table, centerpieces, etc, everything was absolutely beautiful! THANK YOU NONA FOR EVERYTHING! More...

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Neej P.

17 July 2015

Nona did the most incredible job at our wedding - our guests were dumbfounded by her centerpieces and florals. Our reception actually got delayed just because our guests couldn't stop taking pictures of her work. Nona went out of her way to deliver creative and unique florals for our event. Every single piece was thought through with such attention to detail and each one was special. From her choice in colors to her vision for the entire room, Nona is an artist with talents that are unparalleled by any other florist out there.  Nona through this review, we wanted to convey out heartfelt gratitude to you for the dream wedding that you created for us. We were definitely not easy customers to deal with, but what you did for us was far beyond our expectations and dreams. Divya and I really want to thank you for your efforts from the bottom of our hearts!! More...

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Yuting L.

13 July 2015

Before my wedding, I had taken the (somewhat arrogant) stance that I didn't *really* need flowers at the wedding because no one would remember them after the event was over. Nona and Floral Design Studio proved me very, very wrong. Nona designed the flowers for our welcome dinner, wedding ceremony and reception. I consider myself a fairly artistic person, but in our planning sessions, Nona consistently surprised me with her creative, fun ideas for how to bring color and life to spaces she'd never even seen, based just off of our descriptions. (Our events all took place a fair distance away from Fremont.) She nailed it every time. Some examples. We planned our welcome dinner at a Mexican restaurant that had a great view but was pretty bare-bones in terms of decor. We described to her that there would be long tables, white cloths, and family-style dinner service. She immediately came back with an idea to use a variety of small, brightly colored bottles of different shapes and sizes with a few mixed flowers in each - from bright yellow daisies to red tulips and cute little lavender buds. For our wedding, I had chosen a pretty difficult color combination to work with - apple green and rich, bright orange. Bridesmaids wore the apple green, and guys (both on the bride's and groom's side) wore navy blue. It would have been very, very easy to take a wrong turn. But Nona helped us plan out the entire wedding party's attire, suggesting that we match the bridesmen's ties to the bridesmaids' green dresses with orange bouquets and boutonnières, have groomsmen in orange ties with green boutonnières, and put the groom in gray to make him stand out. The result was perfect. Finally, for our reception we had a sweetheart table that was set in front of a plain green hedge. Nona suggested that we add a really fun touch - individual orange roses of different sizes to provide a beautiful backdrop for photos taken at our table. It was a pleasure to see Nona's smiling face on the day of our wedding, and she brought such a fun but relaxing vibe to our day. I could tell that she truly wanted everything to go perfectly because it matters to her that you are not just happy but thrilled with the outcome. She was hyper-organized, with every single item clearly marked for an idiot-proof day. She personally saw that my bouquet was perfect and as I had described. She found the most amazing flowers for my hair to fit the style of my dress and ceremony, even though I had no idea what I wanted and therefore gave her NO help figuring this out. In short, it was flawless.To wrap up, I will say that I officially stand corrected. Multiple people - many of whom I thought wouldn't even notice much less remember - have approached us to say that they loved the flowers at our events. I will always remember them, too - how happy it made me to see these beautiful bursts of color all weekend, and how wonderful it felt to have Nona there to support us that day. More...

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Brittany C.

20 June 2015

This review is LONG overdue, but extremely well deserved!  Nona did an absolute amazing job with all the flowers for my wedding on 3/28/15.  I pretty much know nothing about flowers and Nona was able to educate me as help me create the perfect arrangements for my big day.  I got so many compliments from my guests on how beautiful the flowers were and they looked great in all the photos!  If anyone needs an amazing florist, Nona is the woman for you! More...

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Raman And Raveen B.

8 June 2015

Beautiful & Flawless is all I can say to describe the florals done by Nona. I've seen her work on more than one occasion and I'm pleasantly surprised each time especially because the rates are extremely reasonable compared to other florists in the area! Will definitely be using them again for future events! More...

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GG K.

6 May 2015

Oh my goodness, I had forgotten the name of the studio and couldn't leave a review until now!My biggest regret of my wedding was NOT HAVING FDS DO ALL MY FLORALS FOR EVERY EVENT! Short story: They are PHENOMENAL. Artistic LUSH designs, no nickel and diming, super conscious of your budget, and they go ABOVE what most other florists offer for the same price.Long story: Nina (Arlene) did a mother's day bouquet for me last year because she still worked at a floral shop a few blocks from my parent's house. Based on her outstanding customer service - taking the time to patiently and kindly explain everything to me, sticking to my budget and delivering an incredible bouquet that exceeded my expectations. She stuck in my mind.My wedding was in August 2014. My expensive but lazy florist (who was already booked for my reception unfortunately) had already shown me that hiring her was a mistake. For the same price, her bouquets were uninspired, tiny in size and florals, and boring. I had a fusion wedding with 3 different events. At the midnight hour, before committing to her yet again, I remembered how lovely Nina was. I basically called Nina 3 days before my wedding and begged her to help me and SHE DID. She and Nona from FDS scrambled together to discuss my vision and budget, come up with designs, deliver those designs and we devised so many creative, inventive solutions to keep me within budget - creativity that my other florist refused to even consider.This included allowing me to provide my own $1 vases from dollar store (same vases used anyway by most floral designers but charged at $5-10 each. She didn't even ask me to wash and scrub them! She came up with a design for a dozen small bouquets at $20 each plus a SHOWSTOPPING center piece for my Sangeet that people tried to steal LOL. The price was staggeringly reasonable. I almost cried when I saw it because I was so upset I was overpaying my other florist by so much, when I could have had this amazing duo do everything and do a phenomenal job of it. Then, for my wedding ceremony, they made two ENORMOUS entrance pieces, complete with these massive tall urn vases. Again, they utilized creativity, creating basically a heavy front half bouquet that was huge and full in the front, and went high up, but not heavy in the back (since it was backed by a wall anyway). They also have a FULL stop shop for decor - at the best prices. I not only used them for florals, but rented lamps, candles, votives and other vases and a beautiful entry way drape from them - at prices that my other florist insisted were incorrect. She was jelly though. They came up with ways to help me save and stick to my budget. Nina even came by my house personally to pick up additional vases and my deposit checks because I didn't have time.They have a warehouse and own most of their items, which is how they can offer such competitive prices for the most lush, romantic, artistic floral designs out there.Like I said, I would have gone back in time if I could, to hire them for my reception too, but I was already stuck.Nina & Nona, I will NEVER forget that you came through beautifully for me, at a time of great stress and tension. You were one of the best vendors I worked with. Thank you for everything.5 stars. More...

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CHARLES H.

15 April 2015

April 11th 2015 was one of the most unforgettable day in our lives at the Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon with a perfect weather.Rewind back to the day 1 of the wedding planning: If you are married and hosted a wedding banquet, you could imagine how overwhelming it could be in terms of finding venue, florists, food tasting, decor...etc. If you are unfortunate to find some vendors/planners that are unreliable, you are going to get nothing but more stress and headache. Nona, don't worry about her. She will just take care of business as other yelpers reviewed. The day of the wedding: WOW. It was just stunningly gorgeous. We had a huge 15 feet tall arch and I'm not even exaggerated. It almost shocked all guests how beautiful it was as long as you pay attention how detailed she put her artwork together. Her works completely changed the impression of the venue as the venue has a great scenery already. I can't use words to describe how much we appreciate Nona to be our floral designer of our wedding and the price that she quoted us is very reasonable comparing to some other preferred vendors. Great Job Nona! Keep it up! It's simply amazing. More...

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Pam W.

8 April 2015

Pleasant and thoughtful to work with, prompt service, and a beautiful sympathy arrangement.   I don't live in the area, thank goodness for yelp!

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Grace O.

19 March 2015

We went with Nona for our July 2014 wedding in Pleasanton and everything turned out fantastic!  Going in, we had heard stories about people overspending on wedding flowers and not getting what they envisioned for their big day.  We really wanted something budget friendly but still really beautiful and Nona was truly awesome.  Not only did she suggest ideas to bring costs down and analyze were we could make things a little nicer and fuller but the flower arrangements on the big day were all that we could have possibly asked for and more.I love how she even suggested going to the dollar store to buy smaller vases for cheap since we were going to let our guests take the flowers home at the end of the night anyways.  I don't think most florists would suggest that since they would rather have you rent their vases.  She was able to work with all the ideas we had and produce something that we will never forget.  I entrusted her with everything and she didn't disappoint.Would highly recommend Nona for any event and she's very easy to work with. More...

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Marie B.

18 March 2015

I have been working with Nona now for almost 7 years.  She has been my go to florist for so many occasions--grad parties, bridal parties, many special dinners, and even bereavement services.  And every time I order from her, it never fails that someone will ask me who designed the arrangement.  Her creations are always a stand out and she keeps up with the current trends.  She is so easy going to work with.  At this point. I simply give her a budget and the occasion, and she always delivers! More...

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laurie b.

4 March 2015

I ordered a memorial standing spray, with a request to use sunflowers. It was a special flower between me and the person who passed away. I asked Nona if she thought sunflowers would work in a standing spray, as I wanted the floral arrangement to be an abundant display of sunflowers. She told me it would work and she would make it nice. When I saw the arrangement in person I was overjoyed with how it turned out. It was beautiful and without a doubt, expressed my feelings and love for the decedent. I would recommend Floral Design Studio and Nona's artistic talent to anyone wanting something special. I will use them again. More...

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Sophia

12 February 2015

I couldn't ask for a better team. The flowers were amazing.. And there was so much detail. If you want unique and detail they are great!

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4 January 2015

If you're looking for fun, professional, honest and beautiful floral arrangements... Nona is your gal. I recently got married on 12/31/14 and she designed a beautiful centerpiece for my New Years Eve wedding. White roses were everywhere. The look I was going for was elegant and Nona executed the vision perfectly. I will refer her to any and all future brides. And I hope after reading this review, you're one of them. Love you Nona. Xoxo More...

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Sammy B.

4 January 2015

If you're looking for an amazing floral arrangement from someone who is honest, fun, reasonably priced and amazing to work with. Look no further, Nona is your gal. I recently got married on 12/31/14 and Nona created an amazing centerpiece and bouquets for my wedding. White roses was the elegant look I was going for and Nona helped bring my vision to life. I will refer her to any and all future bride/grooms or individuals looking for a florist. Hopefully after reading my review you're one of them. Thank you again for your amazing work Nona. Much love. More...

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J.J. J.

2 December 2014

I wanted to write this so other brides can know that good florists do still exist. Nona is FANTASTIC!  I'm a perfectionist...almost to a fault, and I was not only impressed with the flowers on my wedding day but they were truly the vision I was going for.  Nona worked with my budget as best she could and assured me that everything would be ok.  I trusted her and she really came through.  People raved about my flowers for weeks and weeks and I referred Nona to several brides to be.  Honestly, you are in fabulous hands with Floral Design Studio and I will continue to use their services for other life events in the  future.P.S. Nona's doggie in her office is the cutest little thing ever!  I love animals...just saying! More...

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Jaci K.

25 October 2014

Nona is perfection. I had very few ideas for flowers at our wedding. She graciously met with me and my fiancé twice where she went over creative ideas and showed us photos. Nona was flexible and extremely creative. She's the hardest worker ever. When I saw the flowers at my venue on our wedding day, they were even more beautiful than I imagined. Simply amazing. Love her. She works magic. I would recommend her without reservation! More...

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15 September 2014

Nona is professional, talented, and has the most incredible floral designs. We met Noni at a bridal fair for our venue and knew that she would be our florist. Initially, we had a meeting to discuss the floral arrangement for the wedding and she put together an amazing proposal filled with several discounts and pricing breaks to create a true financial value. On my wedding day, Nona was at the venue early to set-up my beautiful floral centerpieces and returned later clean up/pick-up some rental items we had for our designs. The floral arrangements were gorgeous! When it comes to quality, design, value, and professionalism – choose Nona as your florist. More...

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Lisa M.

15 September 2014

Nona is professional, talented, and has the most incredible floral designs.  We met Noni at a bridal fair for our venue and knew that she would be our florist.  Initially, we had a meeting to discuss the floral arrangement for the wedding and she put together an amazing proposal filled with several discounts and pricing breaks to create a true financial value.  On my wedding day, Nona was at the venue early to set-up my beautiful floral centerpieces and returned later clean up/pick-up some rental items we had for our designs.  The floral arrangements were gorgeous!  When it comes to quality, design, value, and professionalism - choose Nona as your florist. More...

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Linh T.

20 August 2014

I told Nona that I  had a very important luncheon that day and wanted a holiday arrangement that was going to impress and she did just that! She is the sweetest most easiest person to talk to. Keep in mind that she does events and doesn't have flowers sitting there ready to buy right away but if you are patient, just show up and look to see what she has available, tell her what you have going on and you're budget and let her do her magic! Simply a floral artist! I will be back for sure! More...

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Christina N.

4 August 2014

I know this is soo late but better late than never! Nona provided flowers for my wedding last July 2013. She was pretty quick to respond to email. When I intially came in, I had no idea what I wanted. We sat down, chatted a bit and then she got down to the nitty gritty details to get a sense of what I wanted. Questions like, what is the color or your bridesmaid dresses, what does your wedding dress look like, venue, etc. By the end of our session, she chose the perfect bouquet for me, my girls and our men. The day of, the flowers looked beautiful. I received so many compliments on the pretty much anything that had flowers tied to it. If I were to do it over again, I would and I definitely recommend her to any upcoming brides that are unsure about what flowers to get for their wedding :)Love you Nona! More...

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Yumi

23 July 2014

Each bride has a different focus for her wedding. For me, it’s flowers. I’ve always been a flower lover and enjoyed decorating my home with real and silk flowers. That being said, I was a picky bride when it came to floral arrangements.

Nina not only successfully created the looks that I wanted, but she also way exceeded my expectation. All my guests, event the service staff, were awed by how beautiful the floral arrangement was. Looking back, my husband and I both agreed that going with Nina was an excellent decision was worth every penny.

I simply emailed Nina some pictures I found online; she immediately understood what I wanted. On my wedding day when she delivered my bridal bouquet, I was so happy to see that my bouquet was more beautiful than any of those pictures I emailed to her. She even managed to create the subtle color differences I asked for. The flowers were very fresh too. My wedding was in Berkeley and I lived in LA. I brought my bouquet two days after my wedding all the way back to LA. They lasted over another week.

My wedding was a small, intimate family get-together. I used a 22-foot long banquet table and asked Nina for a lush, modern look centerpiece with mostly roses and lots of candles. Nina worked around my budget and created a truly stunning work. People stopped at our banquet room and discussed how gorgeous the table setting was. Nina even decorated my wedding cake and several other small tables in the room as a gift for me!

Nina is a real expert of flowers; she is very knowledgeable about different types of flowers and their seasons, colors, and shapes. She also patiently explained these differences to me when I had questions. She found “base flowers” for me with which I could achieve the lush looks I wanted but stay within my budget.

I would recommend Nina to my friends. If I have any future events in Bay Area, I know who I will go with.
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Yumi Z.

23 July 2014

Each bride has a different focus for her wedding. For me, it's flowers. I've always been a flower lover and enjoyed decorating my home with real and silk flowers. That being said, I was a picky bride when it came to floral arrangements. Nina not only successfully created the romantic looks that I wanted, but she also way exceeded my expectation.  All my guests, event the service staff, were awed by how beautiful the floral arrangement was. Looking back, my husband and I both agreed that going with Nina was an excellent decision was worth every penny.My wedding colors were ivory and blush; theme flowers were peonies and roses. I was especially picky on my bridal bouquet, which was made of peonies and decorated with roses. I simply emailed Nina some pictures I found online; she immediately understood what I wanted. On my wedding day when she delivered my bridal bouquet in my room, I was so happy to see that my bouquet was more beautiful than any of those pictures I emailed to her. She even managed to create the subtle color differences I asked for. The flowers were very fresh too. My wedding was in Berkeley and I lived in LA. I brought my bouquet two days after my wedding all the way back to LA and arranged the flowers into two vases. They lasted over another week.   My wedding was a small, intimate family get-together. I used a 22-foot long banquet table and asked Nina for a lush, modern look centerpiece with mostly roses and lots of candles. Nina worked around my budget and created a truly stunning centerpiece that amazed all my guests and friends. People stopped at our banquet room and discussed how gorgeous the table setting was. Nina even decorated my wedding cake and several other small tables in the room as a gift for me!Nina is a real expert of flowers; she is very knowledgeable about different types of flowers and their seasons, colors, and shapes. She also patiently explained these differences to me when I had questions. She found "base flowers" for me with which I could achieve the lush looks I wanted but stay within my budget.If Yelp allows, I would give Nina a 6-star rating. I would definitely recommend Nina to my friends. If I have any future events in Bay Area, I know who I will go with. More...

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Andrew L.

23 July 2014

Nona is just freaking amazing! See some of her work in the pictures.

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Kim T.

24 June 2014

My daughter got married this month and Nona did the flowers.  My daughter with the help of Pinterest had some ideas for flowers for her wedding and reception. During my first meeting with Nona I brought my iPad and showed her what we wanted and then Skyped in my daughter who lives out of state. Nona was so warm, welcoming  and has lots of great ideas. I felt an immediate connection with her.  She doesn't push her ideas on you but listens to what you wants to helps to round out those ideas. Within a few days we had a very detailed quote. I went to one more florist for comparison, though I pretty much knew we'd be going with Nona. The other gave me a rough estimate and I left with no visualization of what the flowers would look like. Though Nona's estimate was higher I knew we'd be getter  better arrangements and service from her and we did. Her service was within our budget, and we were careful with all wedding expenses.  The other florist would just drop off the arrangements and bouquets. Nona's staff were at the venue from 3 hours before the ceremony until the reception began. We provided our some of our own materials and brought those to her a few weeks before the event. We had a last minute meeting and made some additions to the sweetheart table. Wow the table was gorgeous! She add some lace and some greenery with flowers to the front of the table, for only a small additional cost. The bouquets and table and aisle flowers were gorgeous. My daughter kept commenting on how the flowers were better than she could have imagined. More...

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Jacque C.

22 June 2014

After calling Nona multiple times within a span of 15 minutes and circling around the detour signs for a good half hour, and almost calling it quits, I finally arrived at this small flower shop. Upon walking through the door, I was greeted by the loud roar of such a tiny dog and quickly became overwhelmed by the amount of flowers she had in such a small place. And did I mention that, while walking around, I noticed that she has an armadillo. How peculiar!I came here a couple of days before my cousin's graduation hoping that Nona was that miracle worker that I was so desperately looking for. To my surprise, she agreed to present me the double lei with just three day's notice AND she gave me a great deal on it! $35 for a double lei AND last minute notice?! Score! Not to mention, she was willing to stay open till 9 PM so that I could pick it up the night before the graduation. What other flower shop would do that? I can honestly tell you I don't know of any because I called a lot of other flower shops and they were all closed before 6 or 7 PM.Needless to say, on graduation day, my cousin received plenty of compliments on her double lei. One of the on-campus flower and lei vendors even asked where my cousin bought her double lei from and complimented her on it. It definitely sounded like he was scouting out his competition. Good thing Nona didn't set up shop at the graduation because the orchids she used looked more vibrant AND her leis are much less expensive.Pros:+Great quality+Great pricing +Accommodates to your scheduleCons:-Difficult place to find-A little cluttered insideTips:+She's near a cemetery+Call before arriving +Try not to procrastinate (as she told me she had to turn 10 people away when they requested for a graduation lei) More...

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Andrea M.

22 June 2014

I'm divorced now, but still remember what a great job this floral company did. If I ever marry again, I'd pick her again!!

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Hester N.

16 June 2014

Nona made some flower leis for my sister's graduation and they were amazing! Nona was really responsive to my emails and was very helpful when my mom came to pick up the flowers. I cannot wait to plan my next party so I can use Nona for my floral needs! More...

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Angie Y.

5 June 2014

Nona did the flowers for my wedding at Kohl Mansion in May 2014 and did a fantastic job.  She also happened to do my sister's wedding back in 2007, my sister said the best thing about her wedding was her flowers and I remembered that when looking for my florist.  Nona consistently did an amazing job both times, I highly recommend her.I had shown her some pictures of what I wanted and described it as natural and non uniform and she got it, she is an artist who understands your vision and made suggestions that were both beautiful and practical.  Everyone at my wedding said the flower arrangements were gorgeous and they liked how every table centerpiece was a little different and how we also reused the large arrangements from the ceremony for the reception in a seamless display.Nona stayed after the ceremony to set up the reception, and that's exactly what you want, the person you planned with executing the plan and making sure it's great.  She is easy to work with and a wonderful person to boot! More...

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Melanie N.

4 June 2014

Nona is AMAZING!! She was the florist for 2 of my girlfriend's weddings. So I knew I wanted to work with her for my wedding! Nona is so creative, super accommodating and will work with your budget! I met with Nona early on in my planning process and as we got closer to my wedding I decided to change the look/direction I wanted to go with my flowers. Nona was soooo understanding and totally captured what I wanted! My flowers were BEAUTIFUL!!! I received soo many compliments on my flowers! It's been a month since my wedding day and I still have guests talking about my flowers :) If you're looking for a florist for your wedding BOOK Nona! More...

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Dee F.

14 May 2014

Nona is Amazing!!! We've had her design corsages and boutonnieres for my daughters Jr Prom and Senior Ball. As well as our families funeral flower arrangements. She knows exactly what we're looking for and her prices are great!!I look forward sharing many other special occasions with her! More...

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Amanda

4 March 2014

Nona was great to work with and captured my "vision" beautifully!

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Jac C.

2 March 2014

Nona is amazing and talented. She is so warm and makes the most stunning creations! Thank you so very much! We received so many compliments for the most gorgeous bouquet.

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Linda C.

8 February 2014

This review is for our wedding in May last year. I still remember how the arrangements took my breath away when I first stepped out. The coral peonies, Juliet roses, greenery, and berries...the candelabras, candles, and table number arrangements... everything just came together and was perfect for my spring garden theme! My venue had a lot of green and beige color, so I needed something that would pop out in an soft and elegant way. I've received many compliments from our guests and many of my other vendors asked me to share her contact.Nona is spectacular! She definitely is one true artist that takes pride in what she does. If you can imagine it, she can make it come true within your budget! Even if you have no clue where to start, she has many creative ideas and suggestions. She's very professional, patient, and easy to work with. Her prices are very reasonable and she is definitely not stingy with the amount of flower she puts together. She also did a wonderful job in the floral arrangement for my wedding cake. I'm so happy that she offered and insisted to do the arrangements for me (again, she takes pride in her work and the overall effect, as many cake vendors don't know enough about flowers to make it work). I am very glad that my makeup artist Jessie Weng recommended her to me. I would definitely recommend her to everyone who is interested! I've shared some pictures for reference, hope it can be of some help.Keep up the awesome work Nona! Thank you so much for making my dream wedding come true~ More...

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Lauren E.

29 December 2013

I recently got married and both my wife and I loved the floral design they created for our alter/chuppah.  Palmdale Estates recommended her, and we could not have been happier with how it turned out.  They were very good at taking our direction and running with it to create something beautiful!!!! More...

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Theresa V.

16 December 2013

We met with multiple florists for our wedding and Nona by far made us feel the most comfortable and confident that our flowers were going to be amazing. Come the wedding day... the flowers were even better than amazing! Non-stop compliments from our wedding guests!Thank you Nona for working with us on everything and even helping with the card bird cage! We really appreciated everything! More...

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Kisa X.

23 October 2013

Nona worked for our wedding! She is very nice! And worked very seriously! My friends and all the guest said the flowers are very beautiful!!

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Melissa N.

16 October 2013

Nona is amazing. She has done both of my sisters weddings and we'll be doing another next October. I came to her recently to place an order for a funeral arrangement and she went way beyond my expectations. Her creativity and love for her job clearly shows in all her work. I will no longer have to search for another florist, as Nona is no one to compete with. She is honestly the best!!! More...

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Joya

29 September 2013

Nona was beyond anything I could have wanted. She is a visionary and has a natural talent for creating beautiful arrangements and designs. She created a gorgeous altar with a floating ring of flowers with hanging bubbles and a flower chandelier. It was absolutely breath-taking and she took my ideas and incorporated everything to match what my husband and I wanted. She's the best!!! More...

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Edelee R.

24 September 2013

Every dollar that we paid for at Floral Design Studio was all worth it! Nona did a fantastic job with our flowers for our wedding! Not only is she beyond awesome but she is so talented.  It so easy to work with her and she has such a great vision.  When I met up with her I showed her pictures of flowers that I saw at Pinterest and she came up with some ideas on how our centerpieces will be like. The color scheme for our wedding was coral and gray.  She told me upfront to be more open minded because there is not a true coral colored flower and that she'll use the colors within the family of coral.  I was excited to see the final result because we never did any mock samples.  I'm sure for some brides that will make them nervous because they don't know how it will come out but I gave Nona the freedom to get creative.  And boy did she wow me!  I love love love my bouquet and the flowers she used.  I loved all our centerpieces and I also loved the manzanita tree that she created for  our sweetheart table. I think that was the beauty of not knowing what to expect because I was really floored by how talented Nona is.  Our flowers came out very classy and fresh and they smelled wonderful.  Most importantly, they were just breathtaking to look at.  I will miss going to Nona's office and talking to her.  She is beyond amazing I can't even put it into words.  Nona, thank you for making our wedding beautiful. Thank you for all my amazing flowers! More...

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Anne W.

30 August 2013

FlouristOur wedding flouist we choose nona. A friend of mine recomended her and I was blown away by her work. My bouquet was all gardinas. She pinned my grandmothers blue silk scarf to it for "sonething blue, old, borrowed". The centerpieces were all high palms. Just breathtaking and gorgeous. My bridesmaids had the cutest small palms that went beautifully with their dresses. She even left me a few flowers for my hair after my veil came off and 3 for my cake. She was ontime dropping off my bouquet and brides maid bouquets for pre photosession. Also set up all flowers arrangments at venue and ceremony site!. We tossed purple flower pedals at ceremony site, everything looked amazing. Priced fairly, and she was promot and delivered higher than I ever had imagined. More...

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Lisa S.

28 August 2013

I just ordered flowers for the first time from this shop.  Nona was wonderful.  She put together two amazingly beautiful arrangements for two very special people in my life. The recipients, the mother and daughter who run the daycare my two sons have attended for the past 10 years, loved them!  It was my youngest last day there and I wanted to send them something special.  Nona understood the importance of this to me and it definitely reflected in the flower arrangements.  Thank you Nona for doing a fantastic job and helping me express how much my family appreciates having these two ladies are in our lives!! Most of the reviews for this buisness are for weddings so I wanted to make sure everyone knows they do great everyday flower arrangements and delivery as well. :)  They are now programed into my speed dial!! More...

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Katie G.

21 August 2013

Nona is absolutely amazing.  She did all of the flower arrangements for my June wedding.  I gave her creative control and all I can say is that my jaw dropped when I saw what she came up with.  My guests were blown away and said that they had never seen such beautiful flowers at a wedding.  She truly is an artist.Nona was so easy to work with.  I had seen some of her work before so I trusted her completely.  My colors were yellow and grey.  The bouquets were so gorgeous and the center pieces elegant. My favorite part was how she decorated the alter.. My review does not do her justice.  I wish I could post pictures! More...

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20 August 2013

Nona did a wonderful job with the flowers for our wedding reception. I loved the beautiful arrangements of calla lilies and cymbidiums. When we met with her many months ago, she listened to exactly what we wanted and she delivered beyond our expectations.

We originally decided to go with Floral Design Studio because she was recommended by someone whose style and taste I trusted. I was apprehensive at first about going outside of SF for our flowers since our wedding was going to be in the city. Floral Design Studio delivered on time and even with the delivery charge, they were a much better deal than any of the recommended flower designers we called in SF that were of the same quality. We definitely recommend Nona at Floral Design Studio!
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Gail S.

20 August 2013

Nona did a wonderful job with the flowers for our wedding reception. I loved the beautiful arrangements of calla lilies and cymbidiums. When we met with her many months ago, she listened to exactly what we wanted and she delivered beyond our expectations.We originally decided to call up Floral Design Studio because she was recommended to me by someone who I think has pretty good taste. We were hesitant at first about going outside of SF for our flowers since our wedding was going to be in the city. Floral Design Studio delivered on time and even with the delivery charge, they were a much better deal than any of the recommended flower designers we called in SF that were of the same quality. We definitely recommend Nona at Floral Design Studio! More...

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Jen W.

13 August 2013

When I think of my wedding, one of the most lovely aspects of it was all the gorgeous arrangements done by Nona and team.  With Nona, you can show her your venue, your colors, and your theme then she'll take care of the rest with outstanding results.  She is so cheerful, reliable, and wonderful to work with!  I love Nona and would recommend her to anyone!I've posted some photos as well! More...

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Andrea M.

12 August 2013

Nona is great!  I met with her and she was very accommodating of my request to create feather bouquets for my bridesmaids.  I gave her the raw materials and on the wedding day, she delivered the most elegant feather bouquets!  Better than I ever thought they would come out.  I initially planned on doing these myself as my "pre-wedding DIY project", but thankfully I spent a bit more money and got exceptional flowers for it.  The guys' boutonniere also came out so well!  She also did mini floral arrangements for my guest tables and those came out beautifully, too!  I would highly recommend Nona for your floral needs! More...

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Chrissy M.

5 August 2013

Nona is worth every penny.  Floral Design Studio was one of the recommended vendors for my wedding venue.  My event manager highly recommended Nona and said that she did amazing work.When I met with Nona, she worked with me to make sure that we had the right color scheme and flowers for my wedding.  When I saw the flowers at my ceremony, I was so happy because the colors popped and everything was perfect.  (See photo).  Nona decorated the gazebo at my venue and it was the perfect centerpiece for my outdoor wedding.  The flowers popped in all of our photos and all of our guests were very impressed with the flowers at our wedding.Don't be cheap!  You only get married once.  Flowers are such a big part of your wedding, you want to make sure they look great for the photos. More...

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Angie H.

19 June 2013

Nona was amazing. She definitely deserves 5 stars. Sometimes I give business 5 stars when one aspect of the service was outstanding, but Nona was just great all around.  I noticed some of the people that left bad reviews didn't actually get to work with her or see her flowers. She is busy and an initial appointment might take a while, but it's because she IS good. My wedding was June this year (2013). We contacted Nona around December last year. In February we were able to meet her face to face to discuss what I had in mind. She was the first florist we visited, after the consultation we saw several more florists because her pricing was out of our budget range. (Particularly because I picked flowers that were on the more expensive side) However in the end I felt she was the most creative and capable one. I am so glad we went with her, because she took my idea (which was quite vague I might add) and turned it into something spectacular. Everyone raved about the center pieces and BEAUTIFUL arrangement she did for our gazebo. Not only were her flowers beautiful, she went above and beyond to accommodate me on my special day. On the day before my wedding I decided I wanted to wear fresh flowers in my hair. I called her in the afternoon and she was able to meet one of my bridesmaid bright and early at the shop to give us the flowers. She also placed fresh flowers on our wedding cake, which was beautifully done as well.  Highly recommended! More...

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31 May 2013

Nona is amazing! Wonderful floral arrangement. I love my bouquet, and it is exactly what I was dreamed of. Love it!

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Stephen B.

22 May 2013

This place rocks! You want the best florist in the east bay this is it. For people that need/want to haggle on price I would look elsewhere. You go here when you want to impress period. Just give a general idea of what you want & they make it happen. I placed an ordered for flowers on Valentines day an my lady flipped! She loved them. Very unique with a great mix of flowers we have never seen before. I can't express how much the flowers were enjoyed. Will def order again an again! More...

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Josh H.

23 January 2013

Her arrangements are simply stunning. She did the flowers for our wedding, I have ordered flowers from her for my wife on multiple other occasions, and every single time, I am amazed at how impressive her work is. She is a delight to work with.Wouldn't buy flowers from anyone else, every again. More...

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Lanie G.

11 January 2013

Nona is sweet and unique! When you first walk into her studio, you maybe taken a back - but dont worry - look at it that all the beautiful ideas in her head has just exploded.  She's an artist, she's creative, she's not your typical florist.  She did a beautiful job with our flowers and the best part she worked out an affordable budget for me =)I watched her put a couple of the bouquets together the night before.  She's very meticulous of each flower, down to the petal.  If you want an artist - go to Nona's Floral Design Studio =) More...

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Victor C.

4 January 2013

Nona. I've seen her arrangements three times now. Twice at two of my cousins' weddings (one probably 8-10 years ago, and another one last summer), and last week at my wedding.Call me biased, but our flowers were the best I've seen to-date.Nona was super helpful from the very beginning. She worked very closely with my now-wife to figure out what we (she) wanted in terms of colors and flowers, she worked closely with us so that we were able to stay within the ballpark of our budget, and she did not skimp (at all) with the flowers she used for our arrangements. For the same quote, we were stuck with carnations from another florist, but got roses and calla lilies from Nona.Yes, she has an awesome dog at her office... but she also has an awesome green thumb, with an artistic flare, when it comes to wedding floral designs.Absolutely, unequivocally, I would recommend her to anybody looking for floral arrangements, either for their wedding, or any other festive occasion. More...

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Alida L.

18 December 2012

I'm long overdue for a review on this place, but here goes. We had been searching high and low for the perfect florist, we traveled from SJ to SF to find one, but little did I know  there was one right around the corner from our house, ok maybe a few miles but still, choosing Nona was the best decision we made.First of, I must say we loooove her dog, she's so sweet!! Nona was such a pleasure to work with, and helped us envision our wedding. Everything went perfect, from the decor on our arch to the tall centerpieces and of course our bouquets. (I will post pictures once I get them in). Everything was delivered and done at a timely manner, they even stayed late to pick up the tall center pieces. Great service!! I would definitely recommend Nona to any future bride. More...

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Sofia S.

16 December 2012

The bottom line is that the flowers at our wedding turned out very nicely and that's ultimately what matters the most. The bridesmaid bouquets, centerpieces, and other flowers were gorgeous and reasonably priced. Also, my husband said that the lady who delivered the flowers (Nona's assistant I think) was lovely (I did not get to talk to her in all the craziness of the day). I'm putting four stars instead of five because my initial meeting with Nona was not what I was hoping for. I had envisioned a beautiful, colorful bridal bouquet for myself but when I described this to Nona she was very adamant that my bouquet must be white so that it did not take attention away from my dress. The meeting ended up with me getting upset because my mother joined Nona in "convincing" me to get a white bouquet, it seems silly now (after the craziness of wedding planning is over) but at the time I felt pretty frustrated and ganged up on. I ended up partially getting my way and getting a few pinks and purples in there. To tell the truth, I was not super psyched about my bouquet on the day of the wedding, it just did not have a "wow" factor for me like I had imagined, but I was over it by then and it did turn out very nicely in pictures! More...

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Natasha

23 October 2012

Nona did an amazing time. I recommend her to ALL my friends!!

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Andrew

3 October 2012

My wife and I had our wedding back in July of this year and Floral Design Studio was our florist of choice. Working with Nona was a blast and the final arrangements was astonishing. I'm not a "flower" person myself but I found our flowers pretty amazing. The price was reasonable for the package we got and on the day-of the wedding, everything was executed flawlessly.

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Schelly Y.

21 September 2012

Nona is such a sweetheart and a pleasure to work with. She was so easy to work with and everything turned out beautifully! I told Nona generally what I was looking for and showed her pictures of the cake, the dresses, etc and she worked her magic. I don't know anything about flowers but she gave her suggestions and we worked through it all. Her team was timely and everything was executed flawlessly. More...

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Andrew D.

19 September 2012

My wife and I had our wedding back in July of this year and Floral Design Studio was our florist of choice. Working with Nona was a blast and the final arrangements was astonishing. I'm not a "flower" person myself but I found our flowers pretty amazing. The price was reasonable for the package we got and on the day-of the wedding, everything was executed flawlessly.I got nothing else to say except to be friendly to her dog when you step in her office. Cute little pants nibbler.. :) More...

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Joan C.

9 September 2012

NONA you ROCK!! we hired nona to be the florist for my sister's wedding yesterday and she delivered 101% excellent.fabulous, elegant arrangements..my vision for my sister's wedding was not only met but EXCEEDEd...IT was indeed a day to remember and NONA sealed the deal....love ur work ..her hand works wonders!!! Her character is well described by her work ...she is AWESOME!!! More...

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Sophia

27 August 2012

I hired Nona from Floral Design Studio as my florist for my July 2011 wedding. Throughout the entire design process, Nona was professional and always willing to accommodate my one million + 1 changes. That includes a last minute change when all the centerpieces were already done, literally the night before the wedding. I'm so thankful for Nona as I don't think any other florist would go that far for a client. Needless to say, the flower arrangements were beautiful and met my expectations. The flower arrangement that I loved the most were the two large silver urns topped with an absurd number of peonies. Absolutely gorgeous! These two arrangements decorated the ceremony site and were moved into the reception hall. Nona and her team did such a fabulous job on my wedding. I highly recommend her. More...

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Connie C.

7 August 2012

I loved working with Nona the entire time during my wedding planning. She was always easy to reach and helpful. My floral arrangements came out beautiful the day of the wedding. I loved everything from my bouquet, table settings, and floral arrangement for my arch. Everything looked so cohesive, I couldn't of asked for more. Nona really casted our my vision and put it into reality. Thank you Nona! Btw- she has the cutest dog in her studio. =) More...

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Trisha Q.

31 July 2012

Nona Tai at Floral Design Studio does E X Q U I S I T E work! She created amazing  floral arrangements for my wedding a few years ago and has since been our go-to person for anything in the flower arena. Wedding - I interviewed a LOOOOT of florists before I found Nona. A lot. Some of them only offered cookie cutter arrangements. Some of them couldn't understand what the vision was (despite the visual aids that were provided). Some of them even had the nerve to scoff my vision. To my face.  All of them quoted themselves right out of the ballpark. Nona was nothing like the others. She didn't just open a book full of ho-hum pictures of the same old flowers. She asked questions, listened to our ideas, gave us suggestions, took notes. It was when she sketched out all our ideas on paper that we knew she was the florist for us. She totally understood our vision. On wedding day, everything was over the top! Artistic, unique, and lavish. She went the extra mile for us and even threw in a lot of extras. She made sure it all looked perfect...without breaking the bank. She even came back to move the arrangements from the ceremony to reception areas herself to make sure it was done right. Thanks, Nona!Nona is a gifted woman who enjoys what she does and it shows. If you are looking for intricate high style floral art that your guests will wow over, check out Floral Design Studio. More...

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Andy

9 July 2012

Nona was a blast to work with. We weren't sure the specific types of flowers we want, and Nona made great suggestions for us. She was able to get a sense of the kind of wedding we wanted by just talking to us, and the flowers were above our expectations when we finally got to see it the day of.

Nona's been in the business for awhile, so she knows what she's doing. If you want pretty flowers for your wedding, Nona's the way to go!
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Chen S.

17 June 2012

Nona was recommended to me by two of my friends who loved her flower arrangements for their respective weddings.  When I met with her, I had no idea what kind of flowers I wanted for my bouquet or my bridesmaids' bouquets.  After talking to me for a few minutes about my colors and the look I was going for - "simple, but elegant", she quickly picked out the flowers for me.  When I saw the bouquets on the day of my wedding, I realized just how amazing she is.  The arrangements were so beautiful and completely fulfilled the look I was envisioning.  Furthermore, she was very reliable and easy to work with.  I added hair flowers to my order last minute, which she happily did for me.  There are just too many details for you to worry about on your big day.  You need someone like Nona to make it easier!   Thank you Nona for helping to make our special day so perfect! More...

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Helen S.

11 June 2012

Nona is the best!!! I would hire her again(probably will) in a heart beat!! She is absolutely one of the sweetest, warmest, and GIFTED  florist within the bay area!!Her work is like none other I have seen.  She has been around this business for a long time, for good reason.I can't thank her enough for being part of my special day!!!    I just got married last weekend, and when I made it to the alter,  I was amazed by all the beautiful floral alter pieces, and the various floral arrangements around the church, she truly transformed my venue!!  She is just that good!! She is very reasonable too, she will not try to up sale you for more expensive flowers etc... Everybody needs NONA in their lives!!! She will exceed all your expectations, and make your day extra special with her amazing floral arrangements!!! More...

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Jen S.

22 May 2012

Nona is the best! She was the only florist I interviewed for my wedding and I would choose her all over again!We met about 3-4 times over the course of a year and she was always friendly, helpful, and considerate of my budget. My main focus was trying to incorporate orchids and flowers from my dad's garden into the bouquets and arrangements, and Nona (having worked with my venue so many times) began drawing up suggestions that she thought would complement the theme, color scheme, dress, etc. She's also all about recycling ceremony pieces at the reception which I greatly appreciated from an expense standpoint.When I actually got to see the finished product at the venue, my jaw dropped in awe. It's one thing to picture it in your head versus seeing it all come together. The guests all wanted to take her centerpieces home but unfortunately we rented the items. Nona herself stayed behind after the ceremony to make sure the centerpieces were transferred safely and properly to the reception. I was surprised thinking that her assistants would do that but she really does care about her work!She was also on time delivering the flowers to the hotel, which arrived in pristine condition. She was also really kind to my dad who she worked with to make sure his flowers were the shining elements in the arrangements. If you are looking for quality, professionalism, experience, and value, look no further, Nona is the best and book early! More...

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Milla H.

25 April 2012

I normally give my boyfriend edible arrangements for his b-day, but this year I wanted to do something different.Thanks to yelp, I discovered floral design studio.  I looked at their yelp reviews and photos and discovered a bear made out entirely out of flowers. Nona was really good at responding to my emails and questions.Today I picked up the bear, and I could not believe how beautiful it was.  I surprised my bf at work and none of his co workers or customers could believe the bear was made entirely out of flowers and how incredibly cute it was. I was definitely superbly satisfied with Nona and her staff. They are amazing!!!!! More...

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Shelly C.

28 March 2012

Nona is the best florist. I'm so happy I chose her to do my bouquets. She is also patient and nice to teach me tips for the services I did not buy. She is flexible on fee structure and didn't have a minimum charge as some other florists. More...

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Amily

3 March 2012

Nona and her crew went above and beyond for my December 10th, 2011 wedding. I have absolutely no idea about flowers except that I know when they look fresh and healthy and when they are not. Nona and her team are awesome and they used all the best flowers for our wedding! She made the most beautiful table garlands I have ever seen!!

I didn't know which flower vendor to go with when I first started wedding planning but found Nona on Yelp with great reviews! I later found out that her office was really close to my house which also made it a huge plus! I have been recommending her services left and right for all my friends and family. I also loved going over to her office to chat about what to do for the wedding and play with her little puppy too.

Nona is funny, nice, and very direct and honest - which is important when you are spending a good amount of money for a great investment. Although I did spend a pretty hefty amount of money on flowers, I do not regret it one bit and my wedding ceremony and reception was GORGEOUS.

Thank you thank you, Nona & crew! Appreciate all that you did. :)
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Jenna

9 January 2012

Nona at Floral Design Studio made me wedding what it is. From our first meeting till the wedding, she was always available, always in a positive mood, and always with great ideas. She saw my vision I wanted to create and executed it above and beyond my expectations. Now, two months later and people are still commenting on how amazing my flowers were.

Not only the flowers, but Nona generously rented us some other items out of her shop that we needed last minute and threw in some bling around the vases we saw. She is so easy going and is truly there for the bride and the family. When she came back after the wedding was over at 11:30pm, she not only got her things together, but helped my mom clean up and even washed out our Champagne flutes. I couldn't imagine a better florist and so happy we found Floral Design Studio. I hope to work with Nona again for something.
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Deborah S.

9 January 2012

I have not put in a Review about anything in a long time but have to stop in the middle of my day to write this Review.  Nona Nona Nona....you have my heart!  She is exactly who the other Reviewers say she is.  She is not only the most talented florist I have met but also the Kindest, Sweetest and easy to work with Vendor I have known.  Thank you for making my Wedding (1/7/2012) the most amazing day of my life and for making all my guests ask me over and over, "Who is your florist"?  Please do not hesitate to have a consultation with her and see for yourself.  After I met her for the very first time, my search was over.  She is worth every last penny and it was so reasonable too!  If you haven't heard it enough, I love you Nona! More...

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Marvin S.

7 January 2012

I utilize yelp to find great, local businesses and I love reading feedback written by other people - I think it is super helpful.  That said, I never EVER write yelp reviews.  My correspondence with Nona has compelled me to step outside of my comfort zone, though.  A very good friend of mine lost his father and a bunch of our buddies found out about his funeral services with only a couple of day's notice.  Nona and Floral Design Studios helped me come up with a beautiful funeral arrangement that was customized for our needs and promised to be put together and delivered by my specified time.  All of this would have been enough for this to be a 5 star review but Nona's friendly demeanor and professional customer service put this entire experience on a even higher level.  I would and will reccommend her for anyone looking for her kind of services.  Simply amazing. More...

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Hanson

5 January 2012

Loved working with Nona! Great quality and service! She was very flexible in working with the price range my husband and I had in mind. The guests really liked our simple centerpieces! Very elegant :) More...

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Binh

27 December 2011

Nona is a GEM!! My husband and I had met with two other florists previous to meeting Nona and within 5 minutes with Nona, we knew we wanted to book her for our wedding. Nona is very creative and after we showed her some photos/ideas of what we wanted for our centerpieces, she drew out some pictures and came up with options for us that worked within our budget. We told Nona that we were doing a beach theme and Nona suggested we use sand & seashells within the vases to go with the theme. Her creativity and vision was so important and she went above and beyond our expectations. We also told Nona what we wanted to do with our placecards and she lent us a clear large tray and helped us prepare it before our reception by filling it with sand and setting up the starfish placecards for us. Nona is very personable and she made us feel at ease and confident that everything will turn out great and it did!! We couldn't be happier and would definitely recommend Nona and Floral Design Studio to our friends. More...

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Binh C.

27 December 2011

Nona is a GEM!! My husband and I had met with two other florists previous to meeting Nona and within 5 minutes with Nona, we knew we wanted to book her for our wedding.  Nona is very creative and after we showed her some photos/ideas of what we wanted for our centerpieces, she drew out some pictures and came up with options for us that worked within our budget. We told Nona that we were doing a beach theme and Nona suggested we use sand & seashells within the vases to go with the theme. Her creativity and vision was so important and she went above and beyond our expectations.We also told Nona what we wanted to do with our placecards and she lent us a clear large tray and helped us prepare it before our reception by filling it with sand and setting up the starfish placecards for us. Nona is very personable and she made us feel at ease and confident that everything will turn out great and IT DID!!! =0)We couldn't be happier and would definitely recommend Nona and Floral Design Studio to our friends!!!! More...

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Kelly

21 December 2011

Nona provided the flowers for our wedding. She came highly recommended by a co-worker. Nona was easy to work with, reasonably priced and really knows her flowers. She never tried to oversell us and even gave suggestions when I said that my mother wanted to do the centerpieces. I know next to nothing about flowers, so it was great that she had suggestions and was willing to work around flowers that make me sneeze! I would highly recommend her! More...

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Sandy

20 December 2011

Nona's floral creations are true works of art and will add style and class to any venue! Her designs are a reflection of her knowledge and love of her medium. She runs her business with as much precision and professionalism as she does her design work! More...

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Denise

20 December 2011

Nona and her team were truly a joy to work with. She has great creativity and was flexible with all requests. Our wedding was at SF City Hall under the grand dome and Nona was really helpful at decorating and providing flowers that fit the theme, decor and personality of the wedding - within our budget. She is great at being realistic about your budget and ideas. I have already recommended Nona to a few friends and coworkers. She was originally recommended to me by my best friend who used Nona for her wedding. More...

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Liane

20 December 2011

Nona and her staff did an amazing job at our wedding. Everything looked beautiful! Nona is responsible, punctual, very professional and fun to work with. The bouquets looked stunning! The gazebo arrangement was beautiful and the flowers were so pretty and looked so perfect that it was hard to believe they were real. I highly recommend Floral Design Studio. More...

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Kay

20 December 2011

Nona, she's great! When I first visited her studio she asked me "What do I like" my answer was "I have no idea" hahaha... she immediately took out few books and show me what she can do for me. Of course, she also checked with my on how many tables, guest and my budget so she can work within my budget.
On the day of my wedding, Nona and her team came early to drop off all the flowers and ready for set-up. Overall, I'm very satisfied with her service and I will definitely introduce her to my next girlfriend who is getting married.
Thank you Nona and your team!

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Brenda

20 December 2011

Nona was easy to talk to and very creative. Within 5 minutes of meeting her I knew she was going to be my florist. I wanted seasonal flowers, to use flowers that are native to CA, to have something really nice within my budget. She listened to me and gave me wonderful suggestions that formed the proposal. The flowers she delivered exceeded our vision, our budget & fit perfectly with our Christian-Hindu style wedding. I highly recommend her work. More...

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19 December 2011

I would recommend Nona and Floral Design Studio for anyone planning a wedding or event!
The prices were unmatched, the creativeness and flexibility were great!!!

Everyone loved the centerpieces she did, and a few last minute arrangements we decided to add w ere no problem for her!

Highly recommended!
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Linda

19 December 2011

Nona is amazing floral artist and extremely creative! You can tell that she love what she does =). I told her my wedding colors (purple and green) and asked her to use whatever flowers were in season for my wedding at Palmdale Estates (Fremont, CA), Sunken Garden. She created a majestic floral arrangement that draped the perimeter of the wedding arch. My guests and bridal party was awestruck by the colors of the piece. We were also able to reuse this arrangement on our head table at the reception party. This piece made our headtable look very elegant. More...

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wendy

19 December 2011

Nona, you are the best!! Everyone was surprised about flower arrangements at my wedding!! Thank you so much!

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Amarissa

19 December 2011

Nona and her associates were a pleasure to work with. They were very flexible concerning what we could do with my budget. I know almost nothing about flowers, so it was really nice that I was able to just give some color suggestions to Nona and she would tell me what kind of flowers we could use and even pulled up pictures of the flowers I wasn't familiar with. The only area that I wasn't completely, 100% satisfied with- was that the centerpieces were not quite as full as I imagined they would be. But they were still lovely, and they were complimented by my guests. More...

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Tina L.

19 December 2011

I absolutely loved my  bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquet that Nona made for us.  I received a lot of compliments on the bouquet on the day of my wedding.  One word to describe, just PERFECT.. The bouquet turned out exactly what I wanted, it is so beautiful that I've decided to freeze dry my bouquet the day after wedding to preserve that look for lifetime.. Nona is very creative, has a good sense of humor, and also very very easy to work with.. If you don't already know what flowers you want in your bouquet, it's not a problem because Nona has the mind and creativity to help you design your perfect bouquet that match your bridal look and wedding theme. Word from the critical bride Rating: A++Highly recommended!!!! More...

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Sandy M.

3 December 2011

Nona has an artist's eye for design!  She worked her magic on the arrangements, centerpieces and bridal bouquet for our daughter's wedding and all I can say is they were each exquisite and surpassed anything that we could have hoped for!  She is delightful to work with and can put together designs even if you have only a sketchy idea of the effect that you are going for.  She is a master of this medium! More...

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Al L.

1 December 2011

I came here for my senior prom corsage. I was looking everywhere for a corsage with orchids, but all of them were ridiculously priced, until I came here. My corsage was almost $20 cheaper than all the other flower shops! Normally with corsages, you are given a binder with pre-set designs. I was surprised when Nona came out and actually TALKED with me about what I wanted! She took me to the back and showed me a huge array of orchids.. I was dazzled. She was incredibly friendly and listened to everything I wanted and made polite suggestions. All this attention for a little prom corsage! She is great!! More...

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Rhu B.

19 November 2011

This review is way overdue, about two years, since our wedding in 2009.  Probably whatever I have to say about Nona has already been said by other reviewers.  She is excellent at what she does, not only in the floral aspect of things, but also in connecting with her clients.  My first visit with Nona was at 7pm (whose office is open at 7?).  It took me only telling her my favorite color and that I wanted something simple for my bouquet - Nona took one picture out, and that became my bouquet.  It all happened in about 10 minutes.  I saw the album of her other creations afterward, and they were all pretty and unique.  She also did a fabulous job decorating our simple cheese cakes with our bride & groom PEZ cake topper :)I also have to say that Nona's no-fuss, no-frill personality was a huge plus for me.  Pricing was certainly reasonable for the job she does.  Despite my delayed review here, I have recommended Flower Design Studio to many other brides-to-be and will continue to do so.  Much belated thanks, Nona! More...

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Jenn Z.

13 November 2011

Out of all the vendors that I hired for my wedding, Nona was my absolute favorite!!! After meeting with her the first time, I had no doubt in my mind that she would be my wedding florist! She is just amazing, down-to-earth, creative, talented, and so easy to work with. I knew she was going to do an amazing job on my wedding.When I first met with Nona, I had a wedding binder full of pictures of different flowers, centerpieces, decorations, colors, etc. Nona didn't even ask to look at those things. She asked to see a picture of my wedding gown, because she said everything about your wedding is centered on the look and feel of my dress. When I showed her the picture, she automatically knew what look I was going for for my wedding--classy and romantic. At that point, I knew I had to hire her for my wedding!So I knew I wanted a classic and romantic feel, but I had no idea where to start. What I did know is that I wanted everything to be candlelit. Nona came up with so many ideas for centerpieces, bouquets, etc. to go with my color scheme and romantic feel. Throughout the wedding planning, she was always open to change things if needed, or we'd come up with different ideas that seemed to work better. Flowers can be very expensive, but Nona was able to work within my budget. For example, we had small trio vases (which were filled with flowers, gel water, and a floating candle) down the aisle for our ceremony. After the ceremony was over, these vases (along with taller trio vases) were used as centerpieces for the reception. All of the bouquets (which were absolutely gorgeous!!) were put in vases provided by Nona, and used as decoration for the head table. Also, Nona decorated these vases my Mom bought for me, and filled with flowers, gel water and floating candles. These were used to decorate the cake table and guestbook table. She also decorated our wedding cake with fresh flowers. It was beautiful! I could go on and on but everything just looked amazing and beyond what I expected!!Nona, thank you so much for helping me create my dream wedding!! You are by far the best florist ever--a floral genius!!! More...

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Wendy S.

1 November 2011

Nona, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! You are the best florist in the bay area. The price is good and the flowers are perfect! Nona is the best vendor at our wedding. I am from Taiwan and hope I can get exactly flower arrangement in here. Nona make my wish come true. We always had good time at our meetings before the wedding. Nona's smile always make me feel like to talk to an old friend!! At the wedding day, everything is so perfect, just like we discussed. Even my husband told me Nona is the best decision we made for our wedding. All my guests love flowers and kept asking me if they could bring all flowers decoration home.I will keep Nona on my list if I need flower arrangement in the future. More...

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Julie Y.

16 October 2011

Nona is friendly and quirky, and I felt at ease with her right away. Based on her great reviews, I wasn't too concerned about whether she was creative, I was just looking for good pricing. It's best to meet with her after you already have a pretty good idea of what you want. That way you can get more a more accurate cost estimate. I found her pricing to be very reasonable for her caliber of talent. I trusted her completely, and she did not disappoint! The flowers at my wedding were beautiful! Some arrangements were done even better than I had imagined. I would definitely recommend Nona. More...

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JASMIN O.

28 September 2011

Nona truly is a master of her trade, as well as kind and informative. I was shopping around for a wedding florist and Nona responded to emails and phone calls in a timely manner. She gave me "homework" to do before our meeting so that our time was used efficiently. She was patient with this flower oblivious bride and put all my stuttering to visualization.In the end, Nona was out of my price range, but she is worth every penny she asks for. I would definitely recommend her to others. More...

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Rozen B.

22 September 2011

Nona is AWESOME!From the consultation to execution, Nona is truly topnotch. She was the florist for both my ceremony and reception. She was able to reuse everything from the ceremony decor in Hayward and delivery to our reception at Wente Vineyards in Livermore with no delay. She is extremely familiar with Wente as even the wedding coordinators know her and has alot of faith in her expertise and skills. Her prices are extremely reasonable and she is very understanding when it comes to wedding budgets. The flowers she designed for our wedding was totally worth the price. Her ideas were very innovative. She also suggested I find milk glass vases to go with my vintage theme and she added grapes to the centerpiece to match the vineyard reception.  She also knows how to improvise. Our guests couldn't wait to get their hands on our centerpieces! if I could get married all over again, I would definitely use her services! More...

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Rochelle

19 September 2011

Nona Tai was AMAZING!! We had a specific vision when hiring a florist and she was able to meet those needs. If you are looking for a florisit who "thinks outside the box," Nona is your girl. We would give her an idea and she would simply add to that vision with her unique touch. We loved the idea that we were able to use the same flowers for the ceremony AND the reception, which helped keep costs low.
The only downfall (if I had to come up with one) is that Nona has limited pictures to show.
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Dee L.

11 September 2011

Here's another 5-stars for you, Nona and team! Nona and her team designed our floral arrangements for our wedding. Upon our initial consultation, I knew I loved Nona already! She's so upbeat and will tell you what will work  w/ your vision. My husband and I came in with pictures of what we wanted for our bouquets and centerpieces and Nona took them all into consideration and even offered us suggestions to make them more gorgeous w/ our theme colors. I brought in color ribbons of our theme colors and showed her the colors of our dresses so that she was also able to envision what we wanted. She'll work w/ your budget and break down everything if you want to see what other options are available. You definitely see how much Nona loves what she does. I got to pick up the bouquets the night before the wedding and I was just in awe at how beautiful they came out. She also allowed me to step back and peek at our centerpieces which she nailed spot on. Of course, she delivered the rest of the arrangements straight to our venue and picked up anything that was rented. It was such an easy process working w/ Nona!We're so glad Nona was our florist and can't thank her enough for making our wedding that more beautiful! Thanks, Nona! More...

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Carol K.

11 September 2011

I LOVE NONA TAI ~!!!! This is my first review on yelp because I haven't experienced anything great enough to rave about until now! My wedding was in July at Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, and Floral Design Studio did my flowers.  To put it simply the design and look was superb!  Every flower in every arrangement was top notch and impeccably fresh!  I was given a list of "must go to" florists from the Ritz and felt a little overwhelmed with everything. Then my friend told me to call Floral Design Studio because she used them for her wedding and was very happy with them, I was glad to since my friend was happy with her wedding flowers.The great experience started off with the consultation I started out as a wedding newbie and had no idea what I wanted for floral arrangements/bouquets etc.  Nona gave me some fresh ideas and we put a rough idea of what we wanted together.  Through time we fine tuned these ideas and planned a cohesive look for the wedding.I had an almost impossible request of an all Peonies bouquet (hot pink and light pink) for my end of July wedding.  Nona worked her magic and made it so!  The peonies were tight and fresh (not at all withered) very high quality, and far surpassed all my expectations!  Honestly my bouquet was the only thing that made me smile the morning of my wedding :). The centerpieces were elegant cherry blossom trees with huge pink orchids as the blossoms..... all my guests were blown away! Everyone thought I spent double what I actually spent on flowers, and that should explain how reasonable Nona's prices are.  I truly do believe that there is no greater florist out there in the bay area.  A lot of other florists pay kick backs to become preferred vendors but Floral Design Studio has the real honor and esteem of being recommended by people who have used them and that's what makes them fantastic! Thank You Nona Tom and I LOVE YOU!!!! More...

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Shelly B.

25 August 2011

Nona Tai is amazing!  Don't even bother looking anywhere else.  Nona is by far the most talented, professional and affordable choice.  She was so easy and pleasant to work with.  I loved the work that she did for my August Sonoma wedding.  She understood exactly what we wanted and was able to deliver above and beyond what we expected.  I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a wedding florist.  I can't thank Nona enough for making my wedding day so beautiful. More...

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Alex D.

22 August 2011

Nona did the flowers for our wedding arch and table centerpieces. When I saw the flowers on the arch, I was awestruck by how beautiful they were, and that's coming from a guy! Even my groomsmen were amazed.

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Mary R.

19 August 2011

I cannot believe I found Nona for my 6.18.11 wedding! She is absolutely amazing and talented! I had pictures of what I wanted and I gave her a bunch of things I wanted her to use in the centerpieces for my reception... but I had no clue how it would come together. She was so enthusiastic and excited to work on my wedding. She was happy to take on the challenge, which put my worries to rest. She brought everything together and made it look effortless! I couldn't stop looking at all the beautiful centerpieces during the reception! :)I also loved that she didn't pressure me into buying more. In fact, she convinced me to buy less and leave out what wasn't really needed! She saved us money, which I needed because we were already spending waaaay too much. AMAZING price for AMAZING work.I think it should be a sin to go anywhere else for flowers for a wedding! More...

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Grace

4 August 2011

Nona is AMAZING at what she does and you will not be disappointed! I showed her several photos of what I was looking for and she blew me away the day of by making it even better than what I expected. She listened to everything I said, made notes, and even sketched me the idea she was thinking of in-office during our consultation. She was able to help me work within my budget but still giving me the bouquet and alter pieces of my dreams! Not to mention the rest of the wedding was absolutely beautiful from the cake to the individual centerpieces :) She even helped me with my hair piece which consisted of 3 orchids and I got so many compliments on it as well as my bouquet!

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Allison B.

4 August 2011

Floral Design Studio, owned/operated by Nona Tai, provided the florals (bouquets, centerpieces, ceremony flowers, boutonnieres, etc.) for our June 11th wedding.  As we were having a smaller wedding, my fiance and I had originally planned on doing the florals ourselves (looking back, I'm not exactly sure why we thought this was such a brilliant idea, particularly given that neither one of us knows much about flowers or design . . . ).  About 3 months before the wedding, totally overwhelmed with all of the other wedding decisions and tasks, we knew that we needed help and decided to contact florists and get proposals.  Given how close it was to our wedding, we weren't even sure that we would be able to find a florist that wasn't already booked, but we scoured Yelp and found Nona along with a couple other florists.We planned our wedding from out-of-state, so we had to interview all florists over the phone, and from the moment we spoke with Nona, we felt like she was an exceptional find.  Much more than any of the other florists, she was flexible about meeting over the phone, taking calls after-hours (when my fiance and I would both be off work), and was very professional/reliable.  My fiance and I had a few rough ideas about what we wanted for our florals, which she instantly picked up on and expanded beautifully upon, without trying to oversell us or insist that we needed things that we didn't.  We always got off our phone calls with Nona feeling really excited and  like she really "got" our vision for the day (all the more impressive, given that we did almost everything over the phone!); sadly, this was not the case with all of the florists we spoke with. When we got the final proposals, the decision was clear--not only did Nona have the best design ideas that were most in keeping with our preferences, but her proposal was CONSIDERABLY more affordable (seriously, like on the order of 1/2 to 2/3 the price of the others).Under Nona's expert guidance, the final wedding florals were stunning and added so much beauty to our special day (and definitely NOT something that we could have put together ourselves)!  Hiring Nona and Floral Design Studio was one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding! More...

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Sade

30 July 2011

Nona Nona Nona of Floral Design studio! I love this woman! I was introduced to Nona through my planner Mary Phan and I am glad she had me meet with Nona because we instantly clicked! See the thing is Nona loves flowers and she loves doing amazing new things with flowers that most are afraid to do. I love that tenacity about her. Anyway, when I first met Nona we started discussing my ideas for flowers at my wedding and she was more excited than I was which I love. As the months and year went on I changed things here and there and Nona just rolled with the punches. At the very last minute we had to cut a large portion of the flowers for the ceremony out due to budget concerns and she was on board. She changed flowers around and gave options that will save us money and still have beautiful flowers. I can't say enough about the professionalism and flexibility of the Nona and her team.
Check out some pictures from the wedding to see some of Nona's work

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Mary L.

29 July 2011

After reading the fantastic reviews, I called to place an order for my friend's mom who just passed away.  I was getting ready to place an online order with FTD but was worried about the quality of the arrangement.  I spoke with Jasmine and placed the order but spoke to another girl when I asked about how big the arrangement will be.  She said that the arrangement matters more than the size and I agreed.  Boy, was I surprised to see the gorgeous arrangement when I went to pay my last respects to Mrs. Arce at the Lima Family Mortuary.  There were some oriental lilies which smelled so good and the flower arrangement stood out and were the best one of all!  I was so surprised.  I even told my son that this will be the florist when he gets married!!   Thanks a million for doing such a good job. More...

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J. L.

22 July 2011

I loved everything about my wedding flowers!  Even if Nona weren't the fabulous communicator and reassuring professional that she is I would STILL love the flowers - but she is all that and her helpers are fabulous as well.  When her assistant showed up on the wedding day with the flowers she had specific instructions for keeping freshness, had extra rose petals and flowers for us to scatter (freebie from Nona!) and everything was gorgeous (see photos!)I was scared at first that Nona might not "get" the look I wanted, that I really wanted a muted palette and a country look, sort of wild and not so formal or stiff.  She nailed the look!  Trust her!  You will be so happy you did.Oh - and super reasonable about pricing!  In fact, she found ways to SAVE me money.  That makes her an absolute gem. More...

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Nam D.

19 June 2011

Helpful, supportive of my whimsical ideas. everyone loved her corsages and bouquets- the women felt classy- the men felt mischievous (not unmanly by their buttoniers). I like her use of bold orange colors. Nona Tai= the best! She even had flowers for my cake and worked with my baker. She used all of my invitation detail to tie everything together. I liked the flower "pillow" for the ring bearer (see photo) More...

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Michelle M.

9 June 2011

Nona Tai is simply fabulous.What I love about Floral Design Studio:- Best floral quote you will see in the Bay Area for the quality of floral arrangements Nona creates- Beautiful arrangements- Nona will work with you to find flowers that are in season to help you pinch and save- Nona offers her honest opinion about your flower preferences, yet she is very diplomatic and patient- Nona included quirky yet elegant elements into our floral arrangements.  She is truly unique and talented. Nona's flowers were the greatest bang for my buck at my wedding - hands down the best wedding steal.  All of our wedding guests complimented us on the flowers and inquired about them post-wedding.I have recommended Nona for other friends and brides many times already. More...

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Susan H.

24 May 2011

I had my wedding last year. Before going with Nona, I was deciding between 2 florists, her and another florist that shall remain nameless. I first met with The Other florist (whom, by the way, I found on Yelp and got good review for quality and price). I was waiting for her to get back to me on my quote...a week goes by and then she emails and says something along the lines of her business has to unexpectedly close down! WTF? No signs or mention of that to me a week before. Thanks for wasting my time and 20 miles worth of gas for me to go meet with you! At least it was then, and not down the road closer to my wedding date!Moving onto Nona, I was rest assured that her business was there to stay and that it was booming, since I was working with her when she was making the transition on moving to a bigger office and hiring an assistant. She is so real and down-to-earth, that I felt comfortable with her right off the bat. She is also very knowledgeable. I mentioned a flower name (which the previous florist suggested) to possibly use for a filler for my bouquets, and Nona said that flower wouldn't be good since that flower is delicate and won't last the whole day. Oh okay, good to know!She was also familiar with my reception venue, so she was telling me about her recent experience going there to deliver flowers for another wedding, and told me what other decors the couple had...which helped give me more ideas for mine and she gave me the contact info for those vendors. Awesome again!Her prices are reasonable, and she is willing to work with any budget, big or small. No pushy upselling. I was working on a budget so I opted for pick-up rather than delivery to help cut a little cost down. She was totally accommodating on the day-of, we needed extra supplies at the last minute, and we had no problem renting it from her on the spot. My flowers came out beautifully! I loved them and received compliments on them! More...

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Prada T.

19 May 2011

We just got married on 4/30 at Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton. Nona was our florist and she did an outstanding job. I was super impressed on the day of the wedding about how pretty my alter and center pieces and bouquets and everything else looked. She was very patient and did not mind me changing the plan a few times during the planning phase. She is very easy going and very approachable.  And, her price is very reasonable. All of my guests were very pleased with floral arrangement. Thank you Nona!!! More...

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Katherine L.

14 May 2011

After I saw the reviews for Nona, I knew I had to meet with her!  And boy, everyone is so right about everything Nona and Floral Design Studio!We're getting married in September this year, and struggled with our floral ideas for quite some time - we wanted to find a florist who would allow us to purchase our own potted orchids to use in our centerpieces, and it was surprisingly more difficult than we expected.  Nona met with us 3 times, and was more than happy to help us through the whole process. Not once did we feel the pressure to sign a contract.Nona has been so helpful, and her staff has been no different!  I am so excited to work with Nona and highly recommend her to all! More...

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Connie C.

24 April 2011

Nona is simply amazing!First of all, Nona is VERY reasonably priced, I would even say underpriced for the quality of work she delivers. Other florists we met quoted us nearly 40% higher. Also, Nona was refreshingly open and honest about what was really necessary, never tried to upsell us and worked closely with us to accommodate our budget. We met with Nona twice before our wedding. We knew very little about flowers and didn't have a specific vision. Nona patiently worked with us to figure out what would work best based on our wedding colors, and the look and feel we were trying to create.  We got married in April 2011 at Casa Real in Pleasanton which is a large space that needs floral arrangements to bring the venue to life. And boy, did Nona come through! From the fragrant gardenias in my hair (delivered directly to the hotel) to the huge beautiful flower arrangement in the lobby (everyone at the wedding took pictures in front of it) to the gorgeous table centerpieces (my bridesmaids literally gasped when they walked into the reception), Nona's incredible flowers helped set the mood and ambiance for the evening. If you are looking for a florist for your wedding, I would highly recommend you let Nona blow you away. More...

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Carina R.

10 April 2011

Nona did the flowers for my wedding. Amazing job. She worked within my budget, was very helpful, and very prompt for my wedding. Everything went off without a hitch and the flower arrangements were gorgeous! Great job! More...

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Alisha B.

16 February 2011

I have been meaning to write about Nona....she made my wedding so unforgettable.We were married in October 2009 at the Martinelli Event Center in Livermore. Out of all the florists we met with, not only was Nona the best fit for our budget, but she was the most accommodating and seemed to understand the look we were going for. I even mentioned all of the handmade elements of the wedding that I was involved in and she had many suggestions for me, which I thought was super sweet. Going out of your way to help me at no cost!? Where do I sign!?I changed my mind on my bouquet a few times and Nona was so sweet and understanding. Everything with her was simple, easy and very straightforward. At no point did I feel like I was being taken advantage of.The day of our wedding was beautiful and the flowers were absolutely gorgeous....everything my husband and I had hoped for. :)Thank you Nona and your team! More...

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Tiffany W.

8 February 2011

Nona is the best!!  My friends and I needed a last minute floral arrangement (like 3 days) and no one was calling us back regarding cost and if it could be done.  Nona finally got back to us while she was on site working on a wedding.  She is kind and puts her clients first!  We were able to set up a time to get discuss the arrangement. She will get back to you whether it's email or phone.BTW... Her work is gorgeous!! More...

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Jenn F.

2 February 2011

Nona and her team were absolutely the best!! She was the only florist that we met with, and we knew instantly that she would be it. She sketched out what her vision of our centerpieces would be, and it was just perfect. She was quick to answer emails, and accommodated my changing up the bouquets two weeks before the wedding. I gave her creative license to do whatever she wanted for the entryway arrangement and I was absolutely floored when I saw what she had done. Her rates were reasonable, and she stayed within the budget. There were no hidden fees, and she even threw in a few things for free. Thanks for making our wedding so beautiful, Nona! More...

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28 January 2011

Nona went above and beyond to make our wedding beautiful. Her flowers, centerpieces, table overlay and aisle designs added an excellent touch to our wonderful wedding.

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Linda

27 January 2011

Nona did a wonderful job on the girls' bouquets. They were so beautiful and included my favorite flowers and colors. I loved the arrangements. She also helped with the design of the cake flowers, and let my mother-in-law come into the studio to work on some boutonnieres and corsages. I can tell that she has her customer's best interest. More...

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Chris P.

10 January 2011

Nona did an amazing job with an arrangement for a funeral on very short notice and I wanted to share the amazing response from the family of the bereaved:"Thank you for the flowers that you sent. It was the biggest and most beautiful flower arrangement at the funeral."I cannot sing her praises enough.  The flowers were of great quality, well designed, delivered on time, and exceeded my wildest expectations.  I will definitely call her again.Thank you Nona, you are Amazing! More...

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Roy N.

2 January 2011

we got married on nov 20 at julia morgan ballroom in SF. with nona's beautiful arrangements, prompt service, and expertise, we received so many compliments about the flowers and exerted so little energy in making it happen!  she was easy to work with, created beautiful designs for the room and tables, as well as the ceremony itself. I definitely recommend her! More...

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S L.

29 November 2010

Nona is incredible! we told her we had two receptions we needed to have center pieces for and flowers for all the attendants, bride, bridesmaids, groom, groomsmen. and she totally pulled through! We gave her a budget and she completely worked with us with the pricing and the presentation! We ended up getting amaz-ball ceter pieces for our traditional reception she created this orchid chandelier drop inside a tall cylinder container with crystals at the bottom. EVERYONE loved them! I can't even tell you how many complements we got on the center pieces! The bouquets were lovely! I just told her what kind of flowers I wanted and colors and she completely  designed something that was exactly what I wanted timeless and classy and girly all at the same time! I cannot tell you how much I love the flowers! For our Chinese reception she created red floating orchids in the same cylinder vases. They were perfect as well! everyone loved them and complemented us on them as well! All and All the flowers were a BIG hit! and i'm completely satisfied with the amount we spend she kept our budget in mind and work with us through the entire thing! The flowers looked like we spend 10's of thousands instead of a couple thousand! More...

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Marcia L.

27 November 2010

Floral Design Studio was the florist for our wedding earlier this year at Wente Vineyards.  It was perfect because Nona is extremely familiar with the venue, layout, and staff.As soon as I met Nona, I knew that she was the right florist for our wedding (I had met with one other florist before meeting Nona).  She is sweet, patient, and is awesome at working with budgets of all sorts.  Her pricing is very competitive.      We received many compliments on the floral arrangements, and my bouquet was absolutely stunning and gorgeous.  I ended up freeze-drying it inside a glass dome, along with the boutonniere, to enjoy and admire every day. Nona was an absolute joy to work with, through every step of the process.  I loved working with her and can't recommend her enough to any bride! More...

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Victor M.

13 November 2010

Nona went beyond our expectations. Her floral arrangements were a true work of art adding a nice touch to our wedding photos. Price, service and quality can't be beat with Nona. More...

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Susana F.

6 November 2010

Nona is the best florist and after you meet with her for the first time you just know she is the one - especially if you have met with other florists before.She just did our wedding on October 2nd and everything was just gorgeous.I started looking for a florist 6 months before the wedding, and after a lot of back and forth I just wasn't confident with the way things were going. When a florist starts asking you for pictures of what you like, rather than understand your vision and what you are trying to achieve, you just know something isn't right and so, my search continued to the point that I was almost giving up until I met Nona 2 weeks before the wedding - yep, 2 weeks, so you can understand the stress level I was in and also my frustration.Before our meeting, she asked me to bring a picture of my dress and I brought our wedding invitation so she could see the color scheme we were going after. I spent 1 1/2 hours with her and she completely understood what I wanted and never asked me for any floral photos. She just knew what I wanted and took it to a completely different level. I wish I would have found Nona when I first started looking for a florist, because it would have saved me a lot of time and stress. She also gave us so many ideas and design elements on the color of the linens to bring out the color of the flowers.I loved my bouquet, which complimented beautifully my dress and so did my bridesmaids. All the floral arrangements were beautiful and we received so many compliments. Thank you so much, Nona!!! More...

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Thy A.

4 November 2010

I heart Nona! I swear we were kindred spirits in our past lives. She is so amazing at what she does. My wedding was last weekend and it was simply a fairy-tale. In our initial consultation I told her I wanted a rustic/vintage/romantic look to our wedding. She threw out so many wonderful ideas that suited me perfectly. Instead of big centerpieces we had a cluster of arrangements in mason jars instead. It was absolutely gorgeous. Everyone is still raving about how beautiful the wedding was. She also decorated my cake and made this really beautiful arrangement using bicycle spokes I gave her (I had a bicycle theme). I am so lucky to have had her be my florist for my wedding. I don't think anyone would have done a more beautiful job. Words can't describe. Thank you Nona. You are simply the best! More...

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T M.

23 October 2010

I just had my wedding in early October and had worked with Nona on all of our flower arrangements/centerpieces/aisle decor/bouquets etc.   At first I was a bit hesitant on some arrangements as we spoke about what flowers we would use for the bouquets but I never saw an actual picture - everything was delivered and came out perfect!   I loved my bridal/bridesmaids bouquets.  There were exactly how I imagined they would be.  Nona was very accommodating with our budget and also any feedback as we were finalizing the centerpieces.  She had sent over pictures on email leading up to our big day.   I would recommend calling her sometimes instead of email as she is very busy during the peak wedding season. More...

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Cathy S.

20 October 2010

Wow! Where do I start!!! A good friend recommended me to Nona, who is awesome! I met with her with my vision of my wedding and we changed the vision a couple of times, when we settled on what we liked, we started adding different things, and it was not a problem with Nona, she incorporated her expertise on the different type of flowers I should use, plus she kept me in my BUDGET!! which was a GOOD thing. Nona really did a great job decorating my ceremony site plus my reception venue which was at the same place. When I finally saw the final outcome, it looked like a platinum wedding or a David Tutera's wedding, it was amazing, the venue was the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, and you really don't need to do to much to decorate due to the view of this place is UNBELIEVABLE!!!!, but knowing NONA she worked her magic and the day was BEAUTIFUL, I have to say if you want someone who is really going to see your vision and work w/ a budget, this is your lady!!!Thanks so much to NONA and her staff they are great!!!! If I need to have any kind of event this is where I would definitely come and recommend to my friends!!!!!!!!!!!!! More...

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Jess W.

16 October 2010

Nona and her team deserve every star. she is amazing. She was so creative in our planning meeting and came up with a beautiful concept for our black and white wedding theme. On the big day, she did not disappoint. The centerpieces were breathtaking and my bouquet was beyond my expectations. I had calla lilies and she managed to find the blackest purple to compliment the white. Her prices were the best that we found, but I would have paid double for the beauty that she provided for our wedding day. When I saw the reception area, I was amazed.  It was my vision, well her vision that became mine. She is a floral genius and anyone would be lucky to have her create a masterpiece for their wedding day. More...

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Monica D.

23 September 2010

Nona is awesome. Awesome awesome awesome. I made an appointment to meet Nona after reading all her excellent Yelp reviews, as well as seeing her work at a wedding I was in. Upon meeting her, I knew I had to hire her. The woman has so much energy, and she really seemed to get the vision I was going for. On the wedding day, she truly exceeded my expectations. We'd had a trial a few weeks before where she showed me a centerpiece, and to be honest, I wasn't thrilled. It wasn't exactly what I wanted - the colors were a bit too muted and the centerpiece was kind of small. But I explained to her the changes I wanted made and the vibe I was going for and on the day of the wedding, everything was perfect. In fact, it was even better than what I envisioned. She did 23 centerpieces for us, a beautiful manzanita and candle display for the main entrance, as well as aisle flowers and personal flowers. I especially loved the bridesmaids bouquets - and she used freesia in them which made them smell delicious. I have only one small complaint: I wish she had advised me to do some decor for the sweetheart table. I just used my bouquet as the decoration, but my bouquet was very simple (white roses) so it looked kind of bare. Looking at pictures, I wish we'd done some kind of arrangement draping over the edge. But it's not really Nona's fault, as I said I was fine with using my bouquet as the decoration. Overall, she was great to work with (very responsive and patient with my many changes over the months) and the flowers came out beautiful. I would highly recommend Nona. More...

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Jai G.

14 September 2010

Nona needs 100 stars on yelp! Nona and her entire staff did an amazing job for our wedding! Not one complaint! I will and have already recommended her to other friends who are getting married in the future. Very professional and exceeded our needs! thank u! i hope u enjoy the pics i sent u! More...

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Julia N.

14 September 2010

Nona is great!!! She listens to you!!! Other florists should learn this very practical skills!!! Most importantly, Nona worked within our budget and still manages to make all the flower arrangements look beautiful. Besides the centerpieces, bouquets, boutoneires... Nona made our wedding chandelier arrangement and it was gorgeous!!! My husband and the guests loved it. More...

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Michelle

7 September 2010

Nona knew create ways to be creative and practical with pricing. I just told her the colors and themes and she showed me pictures and helped me visualize exactly how the wedding would be. The wedding flowers were beautiful! More...

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Qx T.

24 August 2010

Nona did an amazing job with the flowers for my wedding. Everyone took pictures of the flowers and there was not a centerpiece to be found at the end of the day. My guests snapped them all up. No wonder because they were gorgeous! Nona followed through even in her busy schedule. I'll post photos soon as she can make anything look good--even flowers in a mason jar (which was basically what I had!). More...

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Carry S.

23 August 2010

Nona Tai was my favorite vendor to work with during my wedding planning!  She was so easy to work with, pleasant, and takes your ideas and creates beautiful flower arrangments!The fire permit for our site was going to be so expensive, so quickly solved the problem by providing LCD lights that were the color of our venue!  Turned out beautiful!Nona creates beautiful, elegant, and simple arrangements for such a great price! I recommend her ten times over!!!  Thank you Nona for making our experience wonderful.  The center piece you created for our unity candle was breath taking.  It made it to our photo album!!! More...

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Divine M.

15 August 2010

I was desparately looking for a florist last minute for our second wedding.  We had just gotten married the weekend before in Southern California and didn't confirm all the details I needed in time.  I found Nona on Yelp and I felt good about working with her the moment I called because she was so friendly and relaxed, even when I explained my situation!  When I came into her studio, I gave her my budget, wedding colors, and vision and she immediately made it happen (literally in 3 days)!  What I also really loved about Nona was her business philosophy - she works just as hard as any of her staff and makes her client's happiness her #1 priority.  Thank you Nona - you were a life saver! More...

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Sharon L.

11 August 2010

I just had my wedding on 7/10/10. One of the best choices of my wedding venders is Floral Design Studio. Nona was warm, helpful, and full of ideas. Before I went to Nona, I only had ideas for my dream bouquet (must have peony) and the color scheme (baby green and pink). She helped me finalize the centerpiece ideas, and was willing to work with my budget. And OH MY GOD, my bouquet, 4 bridesmaid bouquets and the junior bridesmaid bouquet were beyond my expectation. The color was so beautiful and worked perfect with the baby green bridesmaid dress and the summer garden wedding !! Everyone complimented the flowers, it was so mice working with Nona. Best florist !!! More...

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Diana

5 August 2010

Nona did the flowers for my daughters wedding on July 31 at Elliston Vineyards. My daughter talked to her about colors and flowers she liked and Nona made suggestions of other flowers in the same color scheme and drew the most beauiful pictures. She knew the site and knew just what was needed. The garland she designed for the gazebo in the garden where the ceremony was held was breathtakingly beautiful. Her staff stayed until the ceremony and pictures were over to move that arrangement to the head table. We will definitely call her when our other daughter gets married. More...

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thao

4 August 2010

My flowers were so gorgeous! Nona was great to work with and very helpful with selecting the designs.

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adrienne l.

20 July 2010

LOVE Nona & Floral design Studio.  She really cares about her customers and offers great value for the price.  Her flowers and arrangements are beautiful.  I highly recommend her to all brides! More...

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Amanda H.

20 July 2010

It was fantastic working with Nona on our 7/17/10 wedding!  After our initial consultation meeting with Nona and a couple of follow ups we felt like she had a really great grasp of what we were looking for in our floral decor. She certainly did--people were ooohing and aaahing over all of the floral arrangements!  We couldn't have asked for more!  She was able to work within our tight budget and with our laundry list of special requests to design a variety of gorgeous arrangements to fit each of the different vintage vases we gave her for our centerpieces.  We will definitely be recommending Nona to all of our engaged friends.Thank you, Nona!-Amanda & Ivan More...

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Meesh K.

18 July 2010

It was truly wonderful working with Nona Tai for our wedding.  Her prices are reasonable, and you really do get what you pay for...Someone who is extremely detailed, professional, and creative.  She made everything perfect down to the flowers on our wedding cake.  My bridal bouquet was a long, beautiful, intricate, and delicate arrangement of white orchids.  I saw it in a dream I had...Nona made it happen!  Every single arrangement had tons of details.  We were all very impressed with her work...Thank you Nona! More...

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Sarah D.

13 July 2010

Outstanding and priceless floral arrangements! They really are a piece of art!  I was looking for flowers for a red carpet fundraiser at the symphony I work for when I found this place.  They were more than helpful over the phone and even scheduled a time that I could come in and meet with them to go over more specifics.   The meeting lasted 3 hours but I appreciate all the time they were able to devote to my event. The event was a hit and we had so many compliments on the flowers, thanks so much for your time and help! More...

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Florence

12 July 2010

Simply put- Nona is amazing!!!! She was recommended by all my other girlfriends in the bay area since she did their weddings. She had never worked at my venue in Napa before and I was soooo glad she agreed to travel to Napa to do my flowers. She did an amazing job! I planned my wedding from New York and she was always available and so efficient and organized. We would discuss the arrangements over the phone and the next morning I'd have an updated excel spreadsheet with the orders and what flowers she would use. I met her once in the studio prior to the wedding and she captured exactly the feel I wanted for my wedding. I received plenty of compliments and she is so reasonably priced. Great to work with, professional, and a fantastic artist, I highly recommend Nona and the floral design studio. More...

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Denise T.

12 July 2010

We are working with Nona for our April 2011 wedding, and we couldn't be more excited!   Before getting engaged, I knew absolutely nothing about flowers, and our first consultation with Nona literally made me want to become a florist.  We gave her our color scheme, showed her some photos of arrangements and bouquets that I tore out of various bridal magazines, and we left our initial consultation 90 minutes later with a full-on, floral game plan!  Being the A-type personalities we are, my Fiancé and I spoke to other floral designers for the sake of due diligence, but we knew Nona was the one.   You'll be hard pressed to find another floral designer with the same warmth, creativity and value.  She even let us stop by on a Friday night to see arrangements and bouquets she was working on for that weekend.  It was great to see her and her team behind the scenes working their magic on some unassuming flowers.  I'll be sure to provide an update post-wedding, but I know we'll be thrilled. More...

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D B.

9 July 2010

Nona and her team are superb. We were lucky to find them for our recent wedding.They are wonderful communicators, they are very responsible, their flowers are gorgeous and their prices are reasonable. Nona is very creative. If you have any of your own ideas share them with her and she will arrange them into existence.Highly recommended!!!! More...

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Theresa L.

29 June 2010

Nona works magic with flowers! She is very professional and a pleasure to work with. She always responded to my emails right away and she tolerated my many color palette changes :) Her prices are also very reasonable for what she delivers. The florist I had planned on hiring before I met Nona was charging way more for the same arrangements! The 4 star review though is for the arrangements she made for the ceremony. They were beautiful and they were the flowers we discussed, but WAAAY too small to even make a difference. I thought she had told us she'd been to St. Ignatius church before so I thought she knew how huge the church was, but judging from the pew arrangements, she didn't. Definitely could of saved some money if I knew that she was envisioning such small arrangements. Good thing the graduation from that morning had huge flower arrangements that were left in place for the wedding, otherwise it'd look like there were no flowers at all! Reception, bridesmaids bouquets, boutennieres, and my bouquet were ON POINT though! Gorgeous arrangements. I'd still definitely recommend her to everyone! More...

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Irene

23 June 2010

Nona is amazing. As soon as I sat down and heard her ideas, I was sold.
I later found out that my soon-to-be mother-in-law wanted to pay for the flowers and wanted to meet with her and I thought "oh oh"...so I took her with me to meet with Nona. My now mother-in-law is huge on flowers...she knows every flower, which color they come in and which season...and she was totally impressed with her too! What a relief!
Flowers were gorgeous...they arrived at exactly the time she said they would.
Highly recommend Floral Design Studio...my friends have hired Nona for their wedding too!
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Some g.

23 June 2010

I haven't personally used Floral Design studio but when I first came in Nona was such a doll. I would have loved to use her for my wedding but unfortunately my parents wanted me to use my Aunt as my florist. Nona has beautiful designs and is very easy to talk to. Wish i could have used her b/c I loved her ideas. More...

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Irene V.

22 June 2010

Nona is amazing...just like all the other reviews say. I wish I could refer everyone that needs flowers over to her.She did an amazing job. We got so many compliments on the flowers at our wedding...our guests took so many pictures of the two urns of flowers she arranged for us because they were so beautiful.Nona is full of great ideas and she totally worked with my budget.I referred my friend over and she hired her on the spot just like we did. More...

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thao l.

16 June 2010

Nona did a wonderful job as my florist for my wedding.  My flowers were so gorgeous and my family and guest were blown away.  I feel so blessed to have worked with her. More...

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Jenny

2 June 2010

Nona is great about working within your budget. She does all she can to help you get the most for your money. She does amazing work and we highly recommend her!

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Joyce H.

1 June 2010

Simply love Nona!!!  We've contacted Nona for our wedding floral arrangement.  From the moment I talked to her, we know she's the ONE!  She's not only professionally giving us advices on variety of flowers; she offer fairly reasonable price.  Willing to work within your budget!  Although it's still few months away from our wedding date, but we both have confident with Nona!My fiancé secretly contacted Nona to give me a surprise Mother's Day flowers.  I was amazed!!!  Love it! More...

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Katrina J.

25 May 2010

I fell in love with Nona the first time I met her!  First of all, we were late for the appointment due to traffic and she was very understanding about it.  She was friendly, funny, spunky and high energy.  After talking with her, I started to get excited about the possibilities and how the flowers were going to look.  This is what makes wedding planning enjoyable and so much easier!  We weren't sure exactly what we wanted going into it, so it was nice that she was so helpful and had a lot of great ideas.  It was obvious she had a lot of creative talent and really tried to come up with something that fit us, our personalities and what we felt was important.  I thought her prices were reasonable and like others have said, I didn't feel pressured at any point to do or purchase anything I didn't want to.   We had one miscommunication that she called me about 3 or 4 days before the wedding.  She said the agreement was that we were supposed to purchase and drop off the vases for the centerpieces ourselves.   We didn't realize this was the plan, but Nona was cool about it, took care of everything and pulled it together.  We were very happy with the centerpieces and all the flowers looked amazing!! More...

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Debra

4 May 2010

Here's the thing about Nona at Floral Design Studio. She is an artist, and I really mean that. You will get your money's worth if you tell her what you want your wedding to be like and let her create something for you. I could never in a million years have come up with anything as beautiful and Nona came up with. She takes the time to get to know you and then she gives you her ideas of what she thinks will make you happy. She wasn't wrong in my case. We even changed our wedding venue and colors. She was flexible and so enjoyable to work with. The flowers were so wonderful they made me want to cry. We are so lucky we hired Nona. She is amazing. You'll think your flowers are amazing too! More...

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vera h.

8 March 2010

I got married on V-day and there aren't enough stars on yelp for Nona's amazing work! :)  She was a GOD SENT for my wedding, everything turned out wonderfully.  She made my dream wedding came true ( and 100 times better than i could image!! )  If you are still looking for a florist, she is " THE ONE"! Will upload some pictures from the wedding...see for yourself! More...

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Erandy G.

7 March 2010

NONA YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10 Stars all the way!!!!!!! This review is way overdue; Nona was my florist for my February wedding and I can only say WOW!!!!!! Nona not only delivered an amazing result but was excellent to work with throughout the whole process; she was easy to get a hold of and always made sure she answered my questions and kept me informed about things as they came up. Nona is amazingly talented and super fun to work with. I knew I was going to hire her after our first meeting so needless to say the rest of the florists I met had no chance after meeting Nona. As a bride I am sure all of you out there know how stress full it is to plan a wedding and find vendors you can trust. Nona took care of every little detail and her work and service were EXCEPTIONAL!!!!!!!! Her customer service and follow up are amazing she is very patient and will answer and address every single one of your concerns. I am very happy with her work and as soon as I get pictures from the reception I will make sure to post them here. Nona was able to turn my vision into reality; I was in tears when I walked in the church and saw the beautiful arrangements and I felt exactly the same when I arrived at the reception. I can't say this enough Nona is amazing and her prices are reasonable plus she works with your budget. Thank you Nona you have a customer for life!!!!!!!! More...

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Lorraine L.

21 February 2010

Nona, I love you.  You made such beautiful bouquets and centerpieces for our wedding day.  You listened to all my suggestions and made wonderful creations at such an affordable price.  Thank you so much!   Nona was very professional and had great ideas and incorporated every flower I wanted in my fantastic bride's bouquet.  I'd recommend her services to anyone looking for a wedding floral designer.  She's the greatest and such an amazing talent. More...

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Corinne F.

5 February 2010

We met with Nona almost a month ago and have had several appointments with other florists in the bay area since then.  So far, she has exceeded my expectations and has set the bar very high for all other prospects.  Nona was very professional, yet fun.  When we met, we spent a good two hours just talking flowers.  She made many suggestions to help our theme come to life.... and we fell in love with her style, her spirit, and her energy!  The thing I loved the most was her ability to give me ideas about the look of my wedding while staying true to our theme and color scheme.  I was amazed at how quickly she caught on to our personalities and our style as a couple.  I've found that many other florists are very commercial.  None of them have been able to present their own ideas to me that would make my wedding unique.  I have found myself gazing at photos from magazines or previous work, forced to choose from those styles.  How frustrating!  Nona was able to do all of that and more.  All of the ideas she had presented to me were no where to be found in any of her portfolio pictures.. it made me and my fiance feel like our wedding would be one-of-a-kind and certainly a vision that we would be able to help create.  She's amazing.I have been entertaining other appointments to reaffirm my choice to go with Nona, but now I see that I have been wasting my time as I have already met the best.  We were reluctant to book the FIRST florist we met with, but it has become clear that we wouldn't have regretted it!  She is hands-down the best!  We plan to book Nona in a week or so and can't wait to work with her for our wedding!  If you too are looking for a great florist for your wedding, I highly recommend Floral Design Studio!!! More...

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Pika C.

22 January 2010

in person: friendlyvia email: not so friendlyflowers: beautifulPrice: not too bad compared to other people. We had about a 120 people wedding, the flowers cost a little over 2000 bucks. On the day off we switched from outdoors to indoors. She was very reactive and okay with everything.Contact: Call her! She is not as friendly via email but she is a sweetheart on the phone and in person. More...

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Conrad

20 January 2010

I literally pat myself on the back for hiring Floral Design Studio! I worked directly with Nona, the owner. From our first meeting, I was pretty confident that she would be the one I would hire. What particularly impressed me about Nona was her ability to catch onto the vision I had for my wedding (I had a literary theme and already had a strong idea of what I wanted for my DIY half of the centerpieces). As soon as I showed her some pictures and discussed my ideas, she just started oozing ideas and thoughts of her own on what SHE could do to help bring that vision to life! Not only that, but she was able to work with my (dare I say) measly budget. Also, I was married during the winter holiday season, so while other florists I had met up with gave me excuses for why I wouldn't be able to get good flowers (even though I was totally open and flexible) and why I should allow them to charge me a premium for working around that time, Nona was excited and inspired. Also, to my surprise, she even took my DIY centerpieces and offered to set them up for me on the day of the wedding with no extra charge! This lady is awesome! We worked really well together and I truly think she gave me a great deal! More...

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tiffany w.

20 January 2010

I literally pat myself on the back for hiring Floral Design Studio! I worked directly with Nona, the owner. From our first meeting, I was pretty confident that she would be the one I would hire. What particularly impressed me about Nona was her ability to catch onto the vision I had for my wedding (I had a literary theme and already had a strong idea of what I wanted for my DIY half of the centerpieces). As soon as I showed her some pictures and discussed my ideas, she just started oozing ideas and thoughts of her own on what SHE could do to help bring that vision to life! Not only that, but she was able to work with my (dare I say) measly budget. Also, I was married during the winter holiday season, so while other florists I had met up with gave me excuses for why I wouldn't be able to get good flowers (even though I was totally open and flexible) and why I should allow them to charge me a premium for working around that time, Nona was excited and inspired. Also, to my surprise, she even took my DIY centerpieces and offered to set them up for me on the day of the wedding with no extra charge! This lady is awesome! We worked really well together and I truly think she gave me a great deal! More...

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Doreen S.

12 January 2010

Nona is AMAZING.  We just put down our deposit and I can tell that she will be easy to work with.  She is so talented and really works hard to stick to your budget.  As you can see from the pictures here & on her website, her flowers are absolutely beautiful.  Can't wait to see how our flowers will look! More...

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Rosann

24 November 2009

NONA, NONA, NONA!

Few people are truly rock stars at what they do, and Nona falls into this category. When my husband I first met with her to discuss flowers for our wedding, we brought in some photos from the net of initial ideas we had, and she expanded upon them further with beautiful suggestions.

Because we would be standing in front of large windows for the ceremony, she talked us out of using an arch in front of it because a structure in front of a structure would look jarring. Instead, she suggested that they tie kiwi vine and flowers around the windows to frame us! I was BLOWN AWAY when I saw them at the ceremony site!

And I don't even know how to get started about our bouquets. Let's just say, the moment I saw them, I screamed, "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME! OH EM GEE!" (in a positive manner, of course.) My bouquet had gardenias, which smelled absolutely divine for days afterward. I really need to find a good photo of it to put up, but please have a look at the photos I've uploaded of the kiwi vines and bridesmaids' bouquets.

You know from previous reviewers that she is reasonable with her prices, and she even talked me out of getting flowers for our reception since it took place at a Chinese restaurant and everyone would take them off their lazy susans anyway.

My god. Hire Floral Design Studio NOW.
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Rosann Y.

18 November 2009

NONA, NONA, NONA!Few people are truly rock stars at what they do, and Nona falls into this category. When my husband I first met with her to discuss flowers for our wedding, we brought in some photos from the net of initial ideas we had, and she expanded upon them further with beautiful suggestions.Because we would be standing in front of large windows for the ceremony, she talked us out of using an arch in front of it because a structure in front of a structure would look jarring. Instead, she suggested that they tie kiwi vine and flowers around the windows to frame us! I was BLOWN AWAY when I saw them at the ceremony site!And I don't even know how to get started about our bouquets. Let's just say, the moment I saw them, I screamed, "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME! OH EM GEE!" (in a positive manner, of course.) My bouquet had gardenias, which smelled absolutely divine for days afterward. I really need to find a good photo of it to put up, but please have a look at the photos I've uploaded of the kiwi vines and bridesmaids' bouquets.You know from previous reviewers that she is reasonable with her prices, and she even talked me out of getting flowers for our reception since it took place at a Chinese restaurant and everyone would take them off their lazy susans anyway.My god. Hire Floral Design Studio NOW. More...

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Ellie W.

18 November 2009

Nona is absolutely great! Her team and her are so helpful and have been able to create absolutely stunning arrangements for everything from client and birthday gifts to funeral arrangements. Every time I get an arrangement from Nona and her team, the complements are plentiful and so very much appreciated.Thank you Nona! You and your staff are fantastic! More...

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Rossana C.

9 November 2009

Nona is the GREATEST!!!!!!!!!!We worked with Nona for our wedding rehearsal dinner and wedding in September.  Nona really blew us away with her work.  She somehow made our venue look even more beautiful than it already was.  She's such a sweetheart and sooo nice to work with.  She is very creative, but also listens to you so she knows your vision and style.  We knew what look we wanted and Nona just enhanced everything many times over.  She had so many nice suggestions and it really showed during our event.  We went with tall centerpieces for all of our guest tables and she made them extra beautiful with orchids and decor within the vase!  She even surprised us with the design of the pew chairs.  They were sooo pretty and she re-purposed them for our reception!  The absolute favorite part and one that we won't forget is how she decorated our head table.  It was GORGEOUS!! More...

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Dennis L.

3 November 2009

After reading all of these reviews, I decided to go with Nona, and I'm glad I did.  The last time I had flowers delivered to my GF's work, they were the wrong color and weren't fresh at all, so I was more picky with who I went with.  She waived the delivery charge since her shop was right down the street from where my GF works.  Her customer service is top notch and handles everything from a simple delivery of a dozen roses to extravagant weddings (according to all of the other YELPers).  Thanks Nona!  You'll be hearing from me for Valentine's Day! More...

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Kimberly C.

1 November 2009

Nona and her team did a wonderful job for my 8/1/09 wedding.  It wasn't just the resulting end product but the whole process of working with her.  We brainstormed and even when I changed my mind several times throughout the few months before the wedding; I was always able to just call her and discuss my hesitations/changes and we would adjust as needed.  She was very accommodating, working with my budget (ie I provided some of the ribbon and other supplies and she provided just the flowers) and was extremely creative with her floral arrangements.  Her setup fee was a big higher than I expected, as she's based out of the Fremont.  But you definitely get what you pay for-- she was the only florist I spoke to who sets up and tears down before and after the ceremony, AND transports everything to the reception site and sets up there as well.  (No need to worry about which friend you'll ask to take on the responsibility of flower transport!)  In fact, Nona personally came to pick up the floral stands at the end of the night and to see how everything went.  I love her!  I'd recommend her to any bride. More...

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Destiny

25 October 2009

I chose Nona to do the flowers for my wedding, and I'm so glad I did. I had seen her work at another friend and was very impressed. While I expected she would be out of our price range, I was pleasantly surprised to find her rates extremely reasonable.

When I initially met with Nona, I had a few ideas of what I wanted. For instance, I knew that I wanted the flowers to be very colorful. I knew that I didn't want anything too elaborate for either the ceremony or the reception becuase I did not want to detract from the beautiful settings. Also, I was on a strict budget.

I thought Nona might try to talk me into more elaborate pieces but she did not. However, she did help me fill in the gaps in my vision and came up with some details that I would never have thought of, which were absolutely perfect. She has a way of taking the ideas you have and working with them to create something even better. For instance, I wanted some flower wreaths for our flower girls to wear in their hair. Nona suggested making them in a soft headband style rather than as wreaths so as to be more child-friendly. They looked adorable and our flower girls kept them on all night.

The flowers were absolutely gorgeous. Our centerpieces were simple but stunning. My bouquet and the bouquets of all wedding party members, as well as the corsages, boutonnieres, etc were fabulous. Our colors were coral, yellow and aqua. There aren't too many aqua colored flowers but she incorporated some aqua hydrangeas as well as some high quality aqua ribbon into the various elements. Everything tied together beautifully.

Nona is super-nice and easy to work with. I was pleased not only with the beautiful arrangements and reasonable prices, but with also her excellent service & staff. Getting the corsages & boutonnieres to my house, as well as setting up the ceremony and reception sites definitely required some coordination and time management. But they made it seem effortless.

Overall, I highly recommend her. Thank you, Nona!
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Yuri B.

23 October 2009

I loved Nona the moment we stepped in her office. It looked like a small warehouse. She was very easy to talk to and she listened to all my wants and visions. She gave me a couple of great ideas too. I like her work but unfortunately I did'nt go with her. Her price was a little more expensive from my other wedding florist and she told me that it wont be her that will be setting up the flowers because she does like 4 events at a time. That worried me a little and I trusted only her with my plans because she is the one I told all the details and how I want it right? But all in all I think she is worth giving a shot. If you feel comfortable that her helpers will set up your flowers on your wedding day then she might be the one for you.... More...

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Olivia H.

21 October 2009

Nona did my flowers for my wedding this month and everything was very beautiful. She was so easy to work with and knew exactly what I was looking for even when I didn't know what to start with.She was very reassuring which is a huge relief when you are planning a wedding and worried about 100 different things. I had no doubt everything would turn out well.I don't know myself but I was told she was a bit pricier than other florists but I think that's well worth it for the peace of mind and the great work she does. More...

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Amy C.

12 October 2009

Nona really is every bit as good as all the reviews say.  She provided the flowers for my wedding on 10/10, and wow, they were beautiful.  I know nothing about flowers, expect what roses are.  All I gave her was the colors of my wedding and she did all the rest while being considerate of my budget.  She even suggested to me to buy roses from Costco for the flower pedals to cut down on cost, as it would be a waste to rip up expensive flowers for things you trample on.  I definitely think her prices are more than reasonable, especially since what she create is art.  I love my bouquet, center pieces, and even the toss bouquet!  I really didn't want to give the toss bouquet away....it was that beautiful.  I can really tell she care about what she does, because even though I only paid her to drop off the flowers at the location, she stayed to help me set up the center pieces and explained how to keep the flowers fresh.  My husband and I were joking to each other that we wanted to throw another event just so Nona can make us pretty flowers.We highly recommend going with Floral Design Studios.  Trust Nona, she knows what she's doing.  Thank you, Nona! More...

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samantha

30 September 2009

We came to Nona with a good idea of what we wanted. She took the idea and made it so much more than we ever expected. The entire night people were asking where we got our flowers. I have been looking at hundereds of pictures of Bouquets and I had not really fallen inlove with any of them so I just gave her a description and she made it so much more than I ever expected. More...

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chloe w.

25 September 2009

Nona did the flowers for my wedding and she did a awsome job. She is easy to work with and very creative and her arrangements are so beautiful. All the guests at my wedding loved the centerpieces. Her prices are fair and she is willing to work with your budget. I didn't like my wedding cake when it was delivered and Nona put all these flowers on it and saved the cake. Shes the best. More...

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Chris C.

24 September 2009

The da vinci of flowers I tell you. Nona was the florist for our wedding on 9/5/09 at St. John the Baptist in Milpitas and Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery.Nona oozes creativity, we spent a good two hours discussing flowers, and then we had a second meeting four months later and spent another hour or so discussing flowers. Each time I walked out of a meeting with her, I had a good idea of the flowers as I was going home. She was very prompt in sending a quote to me as well.We spent the most vendor money on flowers, and it was in good hands with Nona. She was very flexible when I emailed her saying I needed four less centerpieces, he admin Anna was also very good with contacting Eileen with different questions.Once it got closer to the wedding, Nona contacted us to make sure that the flowers matched the fabric and made sure that everything looked like we envisioned, making changes as needed.Our centerpieces were amazing, three different types to give different heights, all with beautiful flowers.  Nona uses MAGNETS for the flowers for the sponsor women and the mothers, MAGNETS people! That kept the women from having to put pins into their pretty dresses. All of the other flowers were absolutely beautiful! One person loved the pew flowers so much that she was about to run off with them before one of Nona's assistants stopped them.Probably the only mistake that I made was going to Nona FIRST when looking at florists, all florists we met afterwards paled in comparison.I would recommend Nona and FDS to anyone looking for a florist. More...

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dexter p.

22 September 2009

Nona did a wonderful job for my girlfriend's birhday floral bunch. She was very good at working within your price range.

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Teresa L.

15 September 2009

I was recommended to Nona because she did my mom's coworkers wedding. Nona and her staff are super friendly and Nona offered to help with a lot of stuff for my wedding that she didn't really have to. I am very very impressed with her artistic talent and her willingness to help. I would recommend her shop to anyone! She's the best of the best! Thank you for everything Nona! More...

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Tina

14 September 2009

Nona was fantastic and knew exactly the kind of look I wanted for my wedding. Her and my wedding planner together came up with so many ideas that I never even thought of. She was so easy to work with and any time I needed her she was there. Nona and her team was even able to move my altar inside to be a backdrop for my sweetheart table. She was also able to come through and make me a custom table that everyone loved. I would easily recommend Floral Design Studio anytime to anyone. More...

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Honora H.

14 September 2009

I was married in August at the Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton.  I wanted something unique and fun but still beautiful.  Nona worked with me to come up with amazing centerpieces and beautiful bouquets.  Nona has a natural gift and can make your wedding day picture perfect!  Thanks Nona!!! More...

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Lisa S.

24 August 2009

We hired Nona for our wedding August 1st 2009.  Nona was so wonderful and easy to work with throughout all the wedding planning.  I really did not know what I wanted, and she worked with me to come up with some great ideas.  She was very professional, and flexible with me.  At one point there was a miscommunication between myself and the church about the unity candle.  I had ordered a holder from Nona which I found I would be unable to use.  Nona canceled the holder for me and did not charge me for it when she could have.  She also added on alter arrangements for me at the last minute.  Her flowers were gorgeous!!  everything was fresh and lasted all day long. She managed to create Bouquets and centerpieces that matched my style even though I was not really sure what I wanted at first.  She also worked within our budget, and I was shocked at how reasonable her prices are.  I never worried about the cost, and she never tried to sell us something we didn't need.  I highly recommend her if you're planning a wedding. Nona was the easiest choice for us. More...

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Andrea M.

26 July 2009

Nona was the florist for our wedding at Wente vineyards. She did an awesome job, especially with the wedding arch at the ceremony and my bridal bouquet. She is very willing to work within your budget and has great prices for the quality of work she does1 More...

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Emily L.

12 July 2009

10 STARS!!! 10 STARS!!! 10 STARS!!! I love Nona's work!! She is an amazing florist and I HIGHLY (screaming.. H I G H L Y recommend Nona w/ Floral Design Studios.Her work is flawless, she's listens to your needs and I love her down to earth personality.I'd her her again for all my events.thanks NONA!!you rock girl!! More...

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Jennifer

7 July 2009

Nona was so easy to deal with and knew exactly what I was trying to say even though I wasn't great at describing. She pulled up a picture of my dress and we went from there. My flowers were beautiful and she was so easy to deal with and accomodating extra corsages and boutineers I forgot I needed at the last second. More...

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Wei L.

7 July 2009

i thank God for what Nona did for my wedding!! Nona is absolutely talented and underpriced for the work she does. i had shopped around for other florists, all of them were charging her price range but none of them were nearly as professional or established. there were florists that didn't even have a store front or a porfolio that wanted to charge the same that she did. her work was beautiful. it was way better than i even imagine. my wedding is the one that Joey E. wrote about, the pictures with the black cala lillies and black feathers with the red roses. her service was punctual, professional, affordable, and stunning!there's more: she threw in the toss boquet for free. she was supportive and kind when our location was jepordized. she is easy to work with and she listens to what the customer wants. i know this may surprise you, but lots of people in the wedding business have very poor customer service and they don't even really listen to you. Nona really stands out. by the way, her chubby gray cat is super cute.  i have recommended her to all my friends who are getting married More...

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S M.

28 June 2009

Nona was the florist for our wedding.  She was great to work with and I *highly* recommend her.We met with several other florists before choosing Nona.  We picked her originally because she was the one who understood what we wanted best, had excellent flower recommendations, and the prices were reasonable.  When we had our initial consultation, she went in the back and brought out flowers to show us what she was thinking.  We left feeling confident, since we were able to envision what the arrangements would look like.The bridesmaids dresses were a light green.  Other florists were hesitant to use colors besides green and white/cream.  We told Nona we wanted the bouquets to "pop" and she made lovely ones with light purple, light green, and bright pink flowers.  She also suggested we use a green tea rose for the bouquets and for the guys' boutonnières.  The green tea rose went perfectly with the wedding colors and was absolutely beautiful!!My bouquet was amazing!!!  She used gardenias and it smelled sooo good.  The fragrance of gardenias will now always remind me of my special day :)Nona and her staff are very professional.  She is super fast in replying to email.  She even called me the night before the wedding to ask if a last minute flower substitution would be okay.  I would definitely recommend her for any event!!! More...

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Cindy P.

24 June 2009

Nona did a wonderful job at my wedding.  Our ceremony and reception sites looked gorgeous.  She's very easy to work with and is willing to work with all budget sizes.  Our centerpieces were so wonderful! Will definitely hire her again.One thing to note for future brides is to ask Nona to either: (a) - have you SEE a replica of the flowers she's going to give you (this might cost extra) or (b) - ask Nona the size of the flowers she's going to give you ( I mean ask her the circumference of the bouquet.)Reason is that I thought my bridesmaids' flowers were way too small, however, I did none of the two things I mentioned above so not her fault.  They were BEAUTIFUL, but just too small for me.  Had I known how small they'd be, I would've asked for a bigger bouquet. More...

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Renata A.

3 June 2009

Some of my friends already used Nona for their wedding, so I chose her to do mine. There's no doubt she will do a great job, I don't even compare with other florist. Nona did wonderful bouquets for my wedding. I LOVE the result. She deliver my ideas into reality. She understand about my budget, she even taught me how to make such beautiful centerpiece. Definitely will recommend her to my friends. Thank you Nona :) More...

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Hinton

1 June 2009

Nona was great and everything turned out perfectly. We could not have asked for more.

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Terry D.

29 May 2009

I hired Nona for my flowers for my wedding and I cannot say enough how talented she is. Nona was so great to work with. She is patient, kind, creative, and is the model vendor (i wish all my wedding vendors were like Nona).Nona made me the most gorgeous bouquet I have ever laid eyes on. I was skeptical of peonies at first because to me peonies look large and clumsy. However when i saw my bouquet I was completely blown away. Not only was it gorgeous, it completely exceeded my expectation. I wish my bouquet would last forever.The bridesmaid bouquets came out exactly as expected. It too looked amazing. Nona did exactly what I asked. Aisle arrangement and gazebo decorations were ok. It was simple like I wanted and Nona added the colors of my wedding to give it the extra pop.Nona is great with working with any budget. Her prices are very reasonable. She never once complained after I changed my budget 3 times.I am highly highly recommending Nona @ Floral Design Studio for your special day. Thank you Nona. You are truly amazing! More...

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Kal T.

6 May 2009

Nona is a gem to work with!  She is one of the most creative person I have ever met, and she is so passionate about her work.  Since the first time I met her, I had no doubts that my wedding day would be beautiful.  Her ideas are brilliant and will not break the bank.  I changed my colors and ideas a couple times, but Nona was very patient and understanding.  And each time, the design got better.  She understood what I wanted, organic and not too over the top.My wedding was this last Saturday in Livermore, and I have to say that everything was the way I had envisioned it to be, and more!  Nona was there to setup the arrangements, and she even added extra touches to the place settings.  The flowers were beautiful, and the guests were very impressed with the decorations.  The setting was just so intimate and romantic.  Thank you!!!The only small thing that bothered me was that the cymbidium orchids on the bouquets for me and my maid of honor looked a little old and had started to brown - not completely noticeable unless up close.  Otherwise, everything else was perfect. More...

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Joey E.

5 May 2009

Extremely professional and intelligent, punctual, and respectful. Nona really has an eye for beauty, and her work exceeded our expectations. We were really fortunate to have her on broad. When I planned another event in the Bay Area, I will definitely hire her again.Nona (I believe she is the owner) did a wonderful job at my friend's wedding, the bride's designs includes some novel/strange ideas, but Nona made a point to understand exactly what the bride wanted. Moreover, when she was done, her work looked even better than what we envisioned.Two days before the wedding, the weather forecast changed: it was going to rain on my friend's planned outdoor wedding; thus we went to look at the location of our rain contingency plan. When Nona found out that we were going, she couldn't come, but she asked us to take her camera with us and take photographs for her so she can have an idea what the place look like. She then did her homework and everything turn out more wonderful than anyone expected! She had but a couple of day's notice!After the wedding, we had another matter in which we needed her help. Nona went out of her way to help us, was extremely kind, and was very prompt in responding. Now people, this is AFTER we had already paid her and she really didn't have to help. Not only did she helped us, she did so most graciously and generously.Thank you, Nona, you are just wonderful! I will always be grateful for your help! More...

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Nina T.

30 April 2009

Nona THANK YOU I went to see Nona and i had a great experience with her she is so confident and i am soo happy i am working with her on my Big Day . She will work with you and make you happy. More...

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Mimi S.

24 April 2009

Nona did an amazing job on my wedding flowers. It was everything I imagined it to be and more. The flowers she used were of high quality. The bouquets and centerpieces were absolutely beautiful and I received so many compliments on them.  The wedding coordinator at my wedding site was so impressed with her work that she even put Nona on the recommended vendor list.  If you want great quality and service, definitely hire Nona for your event. More...

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Destiny C.

19 February 2009

I chose Nona to do the flowers for my wedding, and I'm so glad I did.  I had seen her work at another friend and was very impressed.  While I expected she would be out of our price range, I was pleasantly surprised to find her rates extremely reasonable.  When I initially met with Nona, I had a few ideas of what I wanted.  For instance, I knew that I wanted the flowers to be very colorful.  I knew that I didn't want anything too elaborate for either the ceremony or the reception becuase I did not want to detract from the beautiful settings.  Also, I was on a strict budget.  I thought Nona might try to talk me into more elaborate pieces but she did not.  However, she did help me fill in the gaps in my vision and came up with some details that I would never have thought of, which were absolutely perfect.  She has a way of taking the ideas you have and working with them to create something even better.   For instance, I wanted some flower wreaths for our flower girls to wear in their hair.   Nona suggested making them in a soft headband style rather than as wreaths so as to be more child-friendly.  They looked adorable and our flower girls kept them on all night. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous.  Our centerpieces were simple but stunning.  My bouquet and the bouquets of all wedding party members, as well as the corsages, boutonnieres, etc were fabulous.  Our colors were coral, yellow and aqua.  There aren't too many aqua colored flowers but she incorporated some aqua hydrangeas as well as some high quality aqua ribbon into the various elements.  Everything tied together beautifully.   Nona is super-nice and easy to work with.  I was pleased not only with the beautiful arrangements and reasonable prices, but with also her excellent service & staff.  Getting the corsages & boutonnieres to my house, as well as setting up the ceremony and reception sites definitely required some coordination and time management.   But they made it seem effortless.  Overall, I highly recommend her.  Thank you, Nona! More...

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Karen K.

17 January 2009

This is just based on our quote and initial meeting with Nona. She is super sweet and I loved her work (from pics of the weddings she done before. Even the fiance agreed we should go with her. I checked another florist who seemed just eh and so I yelped and found her. Thanks to all you other yelpers. And she so happen to do my friends' wedding, which was gorgeous. Can't wait to see ours in June.Will update when we can. More...

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Abi U.

23 December 2008

Nona did the flowers for my wedding this past Saturday. They were gorgeous! She called me the night before asking if it was okay if she added some accent flowers to my bouquet and of course I agreed, she's a pro! Her staff arrived on time to the hotel to drop off the entourage's flowers and they set up the wedding arches at our venue immediately after. Our wedding arches were to die for! They were white orchids strung with real crystals.... VERY PRETTY!!!!!!!!! I loved them! At the end of the night Nona came to pick everything up and she was very sweet. She asked how everything went, complimented us, and wasn't pushy about anything during the whole process. I wasn't able to pay her until 3 days before the wedding and usually she needs the payment a week or 2 before but she made an exception without giving me any grief. I LOVE HER!!! She works with your budget and I'll admit, like anywhere else, the nicer things cost more BUT you can book and be certain that nothing will go wrong. More...

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Joy S.

21 December 2008

Nona Tai of Floral Design Studio was the 2nd florist I met with and thank goodness I did because she IS the florist that every bride-on-a-budget needs. She was extremely easy to deal with and she met all of my needs. I was also thinking of doing my own flowers for the reception (through Costco) because it would've been cheaper but I knew doing so would be extremely stressful and time-consuming. I can now relax  on my wedding and not have to worry about the flowers for the ceremony and reception because Nona will handle it all. Oh, and the icing on the cake....nona is letting me borrow her vases for the day so I'm saving a lot! I can't wait to see how the flowers turn out! More...

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Noelle Y.

2 December 2008

Stressed about planning your wedding?  Stop your search for a florist and go straight to FDS! I though of doing my own flowers, save money where you can, right?  After slapping myself out of the delusion that I could do everything for the wedding myself, I decided to meet with Nona after seeing her beautiful work at a cousin's wedding.Nona exceeded my expectations.  She is nice, creative, and professional.  She listened to my ideas and made suggestions I hadn't though of.  She was concious of our budget and found creative ways to help us save some $$$.  The flowers for our wedding were delivered on time and were so beyond gorgeous.  Thanks Nona for being so wonderful and for your beautiful creations!So, go with FDS and check flowers off the long list of wedding to-do's! More...

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Jennifer

15 November 2008

Excellent product. Nona (owner) is very easy to work with

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Kira G.

27 October 2008

OMG! Nona & her assistant Florence were awesome. There were many last minute changes that Nona had to deal wit