Gracious Decor, I apologize for the super delayed review (getting married, moving cities and changing jobs, has that effect lol) Nonetheless, I've wanted to THANK YOU and let you know what an amazing job you guys did--exceeded my expectations! Florals were a key element in my wedding and you guys took care of it all. Everything from the initial meet & greet with Neel (at the bridal Expo...the event was wrapping up and as we started discussing my needs and your services, you began taking notes...that was my sign to book you!) to the big day, from outdoor ceremony to Indoor, you made it work! Your professionalism and honesty was greatly appreciated; having a vendor that I didn't have to worry about, at all, was amazing. Even though I'm not living in NYC anymore, I hope I get to work with you guys again!! (I'm in Rochester, NY and I'm in the hospitality/events industry myself-I work at a venue space and love working weddings and helping brides make their day!). Again, thanks for such a beautiful and memorable day! Xxo Maria
Anyone planning a wedding in NYC will realize that the costs can quickly add up. I was finding that most florists were out of my budget, then my co-worker told me about Gracious Decor. What I loved about them is that I told them what I was able to spend, then they showed me several possibly designs based on my taste that would fit in budget where as other florists had a base price already starting around $3,000. The company is operated by a local husband and wife and they only do big events i.e. weddings so you are the focus of their attention for the entire week leading up to your big day. The flowers were amazing, i especially loved the centerpieces for my reception, they fit the ambiance and rest of the decor of the venue and the bouquets were absolutely stunning.
I've known Neel since I was a little boy, and what a privilege to be able to work with him and his creative, talented and helpful wife Hemali, also who I've known for over two decades. From day one until post-reception, they were truly a pleasure to work with, an immense help in planning even other parts of our Reception outside of their floral work. They were a voice of reason and advice when my fiance and myself required it most. They in many ways became our therapists during our wedding celebrations. Beyond that, I'll briefly discuss the quality of their work: spectacular; pristine; immaculate; perfect; honest; stunningly gorgeous. They were transparent from the first meeting, and they delivered in a way that far exceeded our expectations. I cannot rate Neel and Hemali's independent company nearly enough to anyone who asks. I just hope they're around when it's time for my own kids' big day! Don't think twice! Contact them and book them up!
Gracious Decor was a dream to work with. Hemali is an amazing designer and took the time to customize even the smallest details to match our style. The flowers were fresh and beautiful from the bouquets to the centerpieces. They even managed to get out of season flowers to help make our day special. To this day our friends and family still talk about the breathtaking arrangements. The customer service was also amazing. From the slide show to help us plan, to the sample centerpiece, all the way our wedding day, Hemali and Neel were always going out of their way to make us feel like their top priority. We couldn't have asked for more. Gracious Decor made our wedding a perfect day.