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Hester

9 October 2018

We outsourced most of our wedding decoration to Nina including all flowers and ceremony decor - runner, podium, flower stands, backdrop (a LED lighting curtain), etc. She did a great job coordinating with the venue to set up for the ceremony and also turnover the place from ceremony to dinner reception quickly. We brought many details to the venue ourselves such as welcome sign, seating chart, table numbers, photo frames, wedding favors, etc. and Nina keeps track of where we would like everything to be perfectly and placed them just as we asked for. She also decorated our welcome sign and photo frames with flowers beautifully. We're very lucky to have found Nina - whose experience, professionalism, and good taste soothed our anxiety and we were able to trust everything to her. She understands our ideas so well and was able to find everything we need. Our wedding venue turned out to be more elegant, romantic, and dreamy than I could ever imagine. More...

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Olga Kolas

11 August 2018

Beautiful for any occasion. If you need something exquisite this is a place

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Roman Ogortsov

11 August 2018

This is up the most awesome and the greatest place ever ! I got some flowers from them the service I got it was the most best service ever !5 stars would not read this place I believe they deserve a thousand unbelievable customer service they were very friendly very nice and very understanding to my needs the quality of the product was great! The flowers to design for me was one of the most beautiful bouquets ever! I highly recommend this place More...

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Susan Loren Lovell

11 August 2018

One of the first and profound recollections I have of my wedding is the flowers. With her flowers and talent, Nina took a simple chapel space and made it the most elegant, humble and romantic spaces I could have imagined. Again and again, my guests and vendors raved about how elegant and exotic our floral arrangements were. It looked as though I had stepped into a fairytale - it was everything for which I could've asked, and more. Nina seamlessly arranged our venues and I was so confident in her talents and capabilities from the start. This woman has the green thumb and brought our wedding to life with such simplistic beauty and elegance. Not only is her work out of this world, but she is an absolutely pleasant and easy going person who was there to answer all of our questions along the way (as well as deal with my anxious, pestering attitude). Furthermore, what you pay for the flowers is meager in comparison to the gorgeous outcome. Nina has a blatant love for her trade and it is evidenced through her masterpieces, which bring so much joy to people's special days. We are so thankful to have had Nina and her husband be part of our special day in such a monumental way. More...

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Susan Loren Lovell

2 July 2018

One of the first and profound recollections I have of my wedding is the flowers. With her flowers and talent, Nina took a simple chapel space and made it the most elegant, humble and romantic spaces I could have imagined. Again and again my guests and vendors raved about how elegant and exotic our floral arrangements were. It looked as though I had stepped into a fairytale - it was everything for which I could've asked, and more. Nina seamlessly arranged our venues and I was so confident in her talents and capabilities from the start. This woman has the green thumb and brought our wedding to life with such simplistic beauty and elegance. Not only is her work out of this world, but she is an absolutely pleasant and easy going person who was there to answer all of our questions along the way (as well as deal with my anxious, pestering attitude). Furthermore, what you pay for the flowers is meager in comparison to the gorgeous outcome. Nina has a blantant love for her trade and it is evidenced through her masterpieces, which bring so much joy to people's special days. We are so thankful to have had Nina and her husband be part of our special day in such a monumental way. More...

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Susan L.

29 May 2018

One of the first and profound recollections I have of my wedding is the flowers. With her flowers and talent, Nina took a simple chapel space and made it the most elegant, humble and romantic spaces I could have imagined. Again and again my guests and vendors raved about how elegant and exotic our floral arrangements were. It looked as though I had stepped into a fairytale - it was everything for which I could've asked, and more. Nina seamlessly arranged our venues and I was so confident in her talents and capabilities from the start. This woman has the green thumb and brought our wedding to life with such simplistic beauty and elegance. Not only is her work out of this world, but she is an absolutely pleasant and easy going person who was there to answer all of our questions along the way (as well as deal with my anxious, pestering attitude). Furthermore, what you pay for the flowers is meagerin comparison to the gorgeous outcome. Nina has a blantant love for her trade and it is evidenced through her masterpieces, which bring so much joy to people's special days. We are so thankful to have had Nina and her husband be part of our special day in such a monumental way. More...

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User5388460

4 June 2017

First of all, I am one of those people who does not like to write reviews or make comments. However, I need to make an exception this one time. Nina and her company are absolutely outstanding. Having her at our wedding made all the difference. The flowers were exquisite, perfectly arranged and displayed with such elegance and taste. She is a master of her craft. Our guests were speechless at how meticulously everything was made. Nina and her team went above and beyond our expectations. She selected the perfect flowers to match the bridal party dresses, set up the arch made entirely out of tree branches and flowers for the outdoor ceremony, made gorgeous arrangements for the guest tables and unique flower arrangements for the bride and groom table. Her dedication, persistence, and love for her work really shows. I highly recommend her and have given her contact information to my friends and family. (A.G.) Thank you Nina Bagramovich More...

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Maureen

12 November 2016

Nina was such a pleasure to work with for our wedding. She took my vision and turned it into a reality! She not only did my flowers but also some decor that was beautiful! I would recommend her to everyone for any big event! More...

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Mary

1 October 2016

Nina was an absolute joy to work with! We had our wedding in October 2016 in Skokie, IL, and could not have been happier with our decor. Nina found the chuppah of my dreams, created striking and affordable centerpieces, and went above and beyond (that's an understatement) when she fashioned my bouquet out of individual paper flowers that she folded herself. My bouquet was the talk of the wedding and it was exactly as I had pictured. She helped us navigate the confusing world of wedding planning with grace and patience, and I would recommend her to anyone looking for an event decorator. More...

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Lindsey M.

16 September 2016

I LOVED NINA! I got married on August 6th 2016 and Nina created the centerpieces, the Chupah, the bouquets and everything was exquisite. Nina was standing near me right before I walked down the aisle and I remember turning to her and thanking her for doing such an impressive job. Nina worked within my budget and created unique and gorgeous displays. You will not be disappointed with Nina. Grab her quick because she is worth it. More...

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Astrin

23 July 2016

Our flowers were AMAZING for our July 23rd, 2016 wedding! This vendor was extremely helpful, prompt and reasonable on pricing. I definitely recommend this vendor. More...

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Anya S.

29 April 2016

Nina is absolutely amazing.   She did decor and flowers for my wedding and I could not be happier. I am one of those brides who had no idea what I wanted but I knew what I didnt want.  Nina was great in helping me figure out what I want, she was very easy to work with, flexible, patient and understanding and always on the brides side :))  She knows what she is doing, so just trust her and everything will be great.   She will work with your ideas or your lack of ideas (in my case) and your budget.  She is not pushy (unlike other places), so the whole process is painless and stress free. We rented a chuppah, did flowers and centerpieces and flowers for the ceremony.  Everything looked breathtaking and we got lots of compliments from our guests. If you need a florist, this is the place to go. More...

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Anastasia

7 November 2015

Nina is the best! She created the decor for both my ceremony and reception room. Everything looked stunning from the backdrops to the centerpieces. Nina has such an impressive eye for detail and the amount of work she puts in to make everything look perfect is astounding. She was helpful through the entire planning process, gave me great ideas, worked around my budget, and was very pleasant to work with. The guests were floored by all of the arrangements and I saw a few of them touch the flowers in the centerpieces to make sure they were actually real!

All in all Nina is absolutely AMAZING in what she does. I will only go to her for any future events and I have and will continue to recommend her to everyone.
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Elise C.

2 November 2015

Oh, how I love Nina. The decor and flowers she designed for our wedding were exquisite, but more importantly, she was so easy to work with. She was flexible and explained everything really well. She had so many examples and samples of her work, it was easy to understand what everything would look like. Once our wedding day came, there were absolutely no surprises. Nina made everything look outstanding. We would hire her again in a heartbeat. More...

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Brittany

26 September 2015

Nilee was amazing!!!! Working with Nina was a blessing! She did such amazing work for our ceremony and reception (i.e. flowers, décor, lighting) She coordinated so well with my husband and I being an out of town couple. We were able to give her some of our ideas and she was able to expand on them and make them even better and more beautiful! Her work was amazing and I would recommend this company for any event! More...

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Natalie

5 September 2015

Nina was amazing to work with!! She was so nice and patient, and completely understood what I envisioned my flowers to look like. They were absolutely beautiful and everything I had imagined them to be and so much more! Nina was by far my most favorite vendor to work with and I will definitely use her in the future for any events. Thank you Nina! More...

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Evgeny Bagrov

29 May 2015

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K C.

1 December 2014

Nina is amazing! Thank you, Evanston Flower & Gifts! During the busy holiday I ordered flowers and didn't realize the intended party had already left town. Nina coordinated to send them again once they were back in town. It meant a lot to me that they made this extra effort and I'll be sure to order from Evanston Flowers & Gifts in the future. Just one note, the website is a little confusing and it's hard to tell that you deliver fresh flowers in addition to providing flowers for events. More...

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Olga N.

29 October 2014

I loved working with Nina from Nilee Event Decor.  We met before the wedding day, and she was extremely helpful in suggesting various flower options.  She was very flexible about delivery times and delivering to Hyde Park area.Her flowers were absolutely beautiful and extremely fresh.  They stayed so for a long time after the wedding.Overall, Nina provides very high quality and very good value.  She is very friendly, helpful, and easy to work with.  I would highly recommend her! More...

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Kristin

4 October 2014

Nina was fantastic!! Our guests were very impressed with her gorgeous floral arrangements, corsages and bouquets. We had some unique ideas that were logistically a bit complicated and Nina worked with us and our hotel coordinator to create such a wonderful atmosphere. My husband was very (overly) involved in the planning process and Nina was very patient with him and listened to all of his ideas -- we were thrilled with how everything looked and would highly recommend Nilee event decor for your wedding florals More...

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Sal

24 August 2014

Nina was a wonderful, talented, flexible, and responsive. Her flower arrangements were spectacular, and we couldn't be happier that we went with her. She was there throughout the wedding keeping an eye out for every detail. She totally understood what we wanted and gave us precisely that. More...

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Milana

4 July 2014

Flawless decor and seamless transition from ceremony to reception. Nina is very easy to work with and will go above and beyond to created an ambience of your dreams!! We got so many compliments on the day of the wedding about the decor and presentation. More...

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Olga

21 June 2014

I loved working with Nina from Nilee Event Decor. When we met before the wedding day, she was extremely helpful in suggesting various flower options. She was very flexible about delivery times and delivering to Hyde Park area.
Her flowers were absolutely beautiful and extremely fresh. They stayed so for a long time after the wedding.
Overall, Nina provides very high quality and very good value. She is very friendly, helpful, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her!
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Kathryn

31 May 2014

I had a wonderful experience! If you want beautiful flowers and fabulous service don't go anywhere else. I cannot express how happy I am with her results. The flower were exceptional and she was one time every step of the way. More...

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Mitch Byrne

29 May 2014

Great selection of fresh flowers! Conveniently located at Church & Crawford. This is the place in Evanston for a nice bouquet. They offer delivery at a reasonable rate as well. Check out their gourmet baskets for a unique gift. More...

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Rebeca

17 May 2014

Nina is just amazing!! Always willing to listen but also willing to give suggestions to make your views better!!!!!! She was great and always available for me;)!!

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Cheryl

15 March 2014

very helpful and able to work with your budget. Her flower arrangements are original and nothing I have seen anywhere else, she is very talented. I like that she is so different than the typical. She did an amazing job for me in such a short time. More...

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Shannon Z.

18 December 2012

I used Nina and her flower shop by recommendation of my wedding planner for my 10/2012 wedding.  It should be said that I was not the typical "happy blushing bride".  I did not have fun in the wedding planning process because I wasn't able to put the rest of my CRAZY life on hold to wedding plan so it was a very inconvenient thing to fit into my busy life.  This being said, Nina handled my crazy with absolute poise and grace.  I am not a huge flower person in general and the first time my now husband got me flowers I told him to not waste so much money on things that die in a matter of days.....so, this being said...  Who knew I would pick the most expensive flowers for my dang wedding?  I am APPALLED at how much flowers cost in general and this event was no exception.  YES they were beautiful YES she did a GREAT job but MAN these things were not cheap!  I spent more on flowers and pin spotting than I did on 2 full blown photographers for 12 hrs (my cityscape engagement session included price wise but not in those 12 hrs mind you).  So if you're a flower person and you get / accept the price of flowers etc...then Nina should be on TOP of your list because she really does do fantastic work.  If  had to do it again though I would have found a way to make my own bouquets and been more of a minimalist for table pieces and saved a TON of money...even if they looked worse.  It's one very quick day and right now where we are in life those thousands of dollars would come in SUPER handy! More...

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Sun P.

29 October 2012

Nina was very accommodating when I changed plans last minute and decided to alter my order. She was always professional and prompt and flexible with all my requests. She was very easy to work with through email even when planning from California. More...

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Shannon

7 October 2012

This is for Evanston Florist on Crawford St. and I worked with Nina. First off, let me say I am NOT NOT NOT a huge flower person. I thought this was the most frivilous thing I spent money on for the entire wedding......and flowers are NOT CHEAP. SO....That is why I rated value lower....because I just think the pricing for wedding flowers is CRAZY no matter what. This being said....she did a BEAUTIFUL JOB and everyone else seemed to think the flowers were simply AMAZING etc. They were GORGEOUS....I just though it was CRAZY expensive. It should also be noted I used Calla Lilies, Orchids etc so I did not pick cheap flowers either. More...

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Lisa G.

15 July 2012

Nina did an absolutely fantastic job with the flowers for our wedding. She not only delivered a strikingly beautiful result but was extremely helpful and wonderful to work with. We were planning the wedding from out of town, and she worked around our schedule to give us plenty of time and attention when we were in Chicago. She was also a great listener from the beginning, and did a great job translating some of our somewhat funky and nontraditional ideas into flowers that were far more beautiful than anything we could have imagined or described ourselves. In the end, we got countless compliments on our unique flowers from guests with a broad array of tastes, and most importantly, we loved them ourselves! You can't beat Nina's work for beauty, service, or value! More...

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Arina K.

23 September 2011

Nina is great! At first I went to another florist who scared me with unreasonably high prices for simple things. I had a very small budget for flowers and actually started to worry that I won't have all the things I wanted. Nope! When I went to Nina she clarified the budget and was very helpful working toward it. She fully understood the atmosphere of the place (Old Gallery) and gave great suggestions. Everything turned out magical! I was  one of those bridezillas who change their mind week before the wedding, but she had no problem with that. She always was optimistic and considerable of all of my suggestions. I would definitely recommend her for any occasion. More...

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lyuda t.

6 September 2011

I will not get flowers from anyone else but her from now on!!!Referred by a friend, who was a florist for her wedding, I can consider myself very lucky to have worked with Nina!  She is the sweetest, and truly wants you to have the wedding you have always imagined.  She works with your budget, not compromising on the end result!  One other huge plus, both my husband and I are procrastinators, and we have contacted Nina two weeks prior to our wedding, not only have we changed our minds on a few things multiple times, we have asked for additions three days before the date...almost seems impossible, but Nina came through, with no complains, no additional charges because of last minute, and everything was even better than what I hoped for!Look no further for your next florist!!!!! More...

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Lyuda

21 August 2011

Nina is fantastic!!!! I first heard of her from a friend. I fell in love with her chuppah, and I wanted something simmilar f wedding. My husband is Indian, and we had a fusion wedding. We searched everywhere and coudn't find something that spoke of fusion and elegance until we found Nina. Our mandap/chuppah was gorgeous!!!
She is also had more of a friend rather salesman persona. She is willing to work with you according your budget, not compromising on the end result. She really outdid herself with her work, and we both couldn't have been happier. My flowers were amazing as well, she listned to every bit of a detail I ever mentioned:)bit oned:)bit of a detail I ever ment
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Lydia M.

22 July 2011

Nina @ Evanston Flowers was great and easy to work with. She did flowers/decor/Chuppah for our wedding. She was accomodating, helpful, and creative. The outcome was beautiful - I loved my flowers! She was willing to work within my budget. She was responsive. We had a minor glitch - for some reason we miscommunicated, and my Chuppah was all white instead of having greenery decor. It was still beautiful, and I don't think anyone (except for me) realized it. More...

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Yesenia

16 July 2011

She was awesome to work with! I was able to say almost nothing and she knew exactly what I wanted! And working with a small budget she was still able to give the best!

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Sharokina P.

28 June 2011

As a wedding planner, I am constantly coming across brides that are in need of a great florist.  I have worked with Nina over the past 2 years and I have to say she is one of the best!  At the consultation, she really takes the time to get to know you as a person and you walk away feeling like you have just spoken with a friend that is extremely knowledgeable about flowers!  Every wedding she does is tailored to each individual client and she is not afraid to suggest different options that will help each client's unique vision come to life.  I highly recommend contacting Nina. More...

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Svetlana

26 June 2011

Nina @ Evanston Flowers was great and easy to work with. She did flowers/decor/Chuppah for our wedding. She was accomodating, helpful, and creative. The outcome was beautiful - I loved my flowers! She was willing to work within my budget. She was responsive. We had a minor glitch - for some reason we miscommunicated, and my Chuppah was all white instead of having greenery decor. It was still beautiful, and I don't think anyone (except for me) realized it. More...

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Alla H.

26 April 2011

Nina is wonderful! I am grateful for the Yelp reviews that led me to her, because she was every bit as professional, creative, and budget-conscious as promised! My mom initially contacted two florists with a list of the types of flowers and chuppah I had in mind for my wedding.  The first florist gave an astronomical estimate and said, "your daughter wants too much." Nina, on the other hand, gave a perfectly reasonable estimate and had everything I had hoped for, including an elegant birch tree chuppah.  We met with Nina on two occasions - for more than two hours each.  She made sure she understood every detail and offered helpful options and suggestions.  She worked with our budget and went above and beyond to stay true to our vision.  I was thrilled with the results as were our wedding guests, who kept complimenting our chuppah, bouquet and centerpieces.  Nina was available and responsive throughout the planning process  even when I know she was swamped with other clients.  I would confidently recommend Evanston Flowers to any bride and plan to order from Nina for other occasions! More...

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Marissa B.

11 April 2011

Amazing! I called from California to send a friend flowers who is sick and we had a miscommunication about drop-off and Nina took them there herself after hours! The delivery had gone out for they day, but I really wanted to get them to a friend and she personally delivered them. Amazing service. Thank you so much! More...

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Alla

20 March 2011

Nina is wonderful! I am grateful for online reviews that led me to her, because she was every bit as professional, creative, and budget-conscious as promised! We initially contacted two florists with a list of the types of flowers and chuppah we had in mind for my wedding. The first florist gave an astronomical estimate and said, "you want too much." Nina, on the other hand, gave a perfectly reasonable estimate and had everything I had hoped for, including an elegant birch tree chuppah.

We met with Nina on two occasions - for more than two hours each. She made sure she understood every detail and offered helpful options and suggestions. She worked with our budget and went above and beyond to stay true to our vision. I was thrilled with the results as were our wedding guests, who kept complimenting our chuppah, bouquet and centerpieces. Nina was available and responsive throughout the planning process even when I know she was swamped with other clients around the holidays. I would confidently recommend Evanston Flowers to any bride and plan to order from Nina for other occasions!
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A Google User

18 August 2010

Best personality, and very reliable. Always helpfull.

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Julia

31 July 2010

Nina is great! She is the only florist I met with that listened to my lofty ideas AND my tight budget . She was creative and resourceful about the flowers and materials she used in order for me to get the best flowers that I could afford for my wedding. I thought after meeting with other florists and studying every single bridal magazine out there, I've seen it all, but Nina's ideas really surprised me. I agree with one of the negative reviews that her contract was not as detailed as one might expect, but as with any vendor, you need to develop a relationship based on trust. I didn't want to pay twice the price for a contract on pretty stationary, so I went with Nina. My flowers were amazing. They were delivered in great condition and on time. When my husband's boutonniere lost a petal, she was there to replace it with an extra one. Nina stayed after the ceremony to rearrange the room for the reception, but what makes me want to give her a 6th star is that she helped the caterers set up the food when they were running late! What other florist would do that?! I highly recommend Nina because she was excellent to work with and she delivered above and beyond expectations. More...

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Sara

2 July 2010

Nina was very helpful and worked with me to come in at my budget. She even gave me ideas for centerpieces, including some DIY ones where she of course wouldn't have made a dime. She was very flexible meeting with me and had lots of great pictures to show. Definitely a great value for the work she does! More...

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Lena G.

2 June 2009

I am shocked to see the negative review posted regarding Evanston Flowers. I have been working with Nina since 2003 and the only thing I think about every time I see her work is that I wish I knew of her when I got married myself in 2002. I have referred at least 10-15 people to Evanston Flowers for weddings and they were all very happy. Nina actually takes the time to hear what you have to say and is extremely budget conscious. I have nothing but good things to say about this establishment!!! More...

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Olga S.

8 May 2007

I must agree!  Nina is a great florist!  She did my wedding in 2003 and I have since recommended her to at least 4 other people (Jessica O. being one of them) :) and she did an amazing job every time!  In addition to weddings I've ordered bouquets from her for other occassions, some happy, some sad, and every time the flowers were very appropriate and beautiful.Most importantly, she is so nice and easy to work with!  I heart Evanston Flowers! More...

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Jessica P.

28 April 2007

Nina is my personal hero.  She did an AMAZING job with my wedding flowers, and I have to say that not once did I feel like she was actually a vendor.  I felt like she was a friend that was helping me on this day, and I never once needed to worry about whether or not she would come through.  I paid her cash in full before the event, and didn't even worry about her letting me down.  My flowers were gorgeous, she went above and beyond, and did more than I even expected or paid for!  I would recommend her to anyone and everyone that needs florist services. More...

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