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208 W. 30th Street #901, New York, NY | Directions 1000140.748562 -73.993250
Neighborhoods: Chelsea, Midtown
I could not have asked for a better florist for our wedding. My experience with Designs by Ahn was flawless. Victoria was super sweet to work with and responsive. She made the whole experience personal (because it is!).
During my search for florists for our wedding, my friend suggested that I look into her - at first I was afraid that she may be out of our budget. But we gave it a try - I'm glad that we did. Unlike other florists who just quoted a price (take it or leave it), she worked with out us with what needed and made it looked just as nice and within our budget.
Not only did Victoria give us great flower suggestions, she also went above and beyond and helped us with our other wedding decisions (linen, chair choices, etc) so that it will all look good together.
Our flowers at the wedding were elegant and stunning. Our guests couldn't stop talking about them.
Thank you Victoria and team for such a wonderful experience!
Victoria's the BEST! She will blow you away! – I am obsessed with flowers (met with over TEN floral designers in the NY metro area) and I am so happy I hired Victoria to create my personal flowers for my wedding - she was one of my favorite vendors and she blew my expectations out of the water with the most exquisite, perfect flowers. She is artistic, professional, and extremely detailed (which is key for all those closeup shots of your flowers!). She is a magician at coordinating colors and textures to create the most incredible designs. She also designed my sister-in-law's wedding flowers and they were beyond gorgeous!
If only perfect is acceptable for your wedding day, do not hesitate to contact Victoria. She cannot be beat.
Better Than I Could Have Ever Imagined! – Everything about my wedding day flowers, from the design of the ceremony & the reception flowers to the overall aura the floral designs captured made my day absolutely perfect! Designs by Ahn was one of the best vendor choices I made for my wedding. Victoria was able to take my fragmented, not very creative ideas about what we wanted the reception & ceremony to look & feel like and turn them into a breathtaking reality. Being New Yorkers my family is very rarely overly impressed, but my parents were in awe of how beautiful everything looked and how reasonably priced it all was. Victoria's design style is full of grace & beauty, using nature, light & movement to create her art. Everything from the centerpieces to the alter arrangements to the cake table to even the bathroom decorations were absolutely amazing!
After our initial meeting, both Victoria & Jay were always available to discuss ideas of flowers as well as ideas on how to keep costs down. They met with us at the venue & went through each room we needed decorated, planned it out with us step by step while taking notes on how everything would ultimately look on the day. They worked within my budget (which was not very big) and made my wedding look & feel better than I could have ever imagined. I recommend using Designs by Ahn to anyone who wants true professionals who will blow you away with their creativity, imagination and flawless designs.
The Design Conscious Brides' Florist! – I don't think I could have found anyone as perfect to understand my wedding aesthetic as Victoria from Designs By Ahn. Not only did she completely get the "antique natural" look that I wanted, she made very smart suggestions as far as types of flowers to use to get this feeling. She is very knowledgable and was able to get the interesting foliage I imagined.
She was very open in working with me on how to achieve the overall look using different pots, urns, moss, and rocks. The centerpieces turned out absolutely amazing... I was in awe. I felt completely comfortable giving her my concept and letting her run with it. I was not disappointed!
I even called and e-mailed her to add things like fresh flowers for the top of the cake, a single Picasso Calla Lily on each napkin, more flowers on the gift table.. she remembered everything I asked for!
I wanted my bouquet to be a bunch of Picasso Calla Lilies with antique hydrangea as accents, not easy flowers to find, yet she was able to get them and create exactly what I wanted with no problem.
Victoria also had to work to create something great within my means as I did not have an unlimited budget. I can't thank her enough for that.
Thank you to everyone at Designs by Ahn for understanding my aesthetic, creating amazing designs within my budget, and being so professional.
If you are a design conscious bride in New York City this is the florist for you!
Florist – It takes a lot of work to get the end result you want. I searched carefully before I chose this florist. I read a lot of reviews & saw about 5 florist before deciding to go with Design by Ahn. Me and my husbands met with her a several times with pictures on hand and had detailed discussions of what we our expectations where. We wanted a rustic garden feeling for center piece & I also indicated that I am not fond of roses. We discussed having a wheat grass display at the entrance of the reception table for guest to find their table number. Me & my husband came to her to see the centerpieces. The centerpieces was nothing like what I wanted & it had many roses. With some revisions we finally got the center pieces to our liking. We also consulted her with the size of the reception card since she was making the wheat grass display. She said that she will do the place cards for us. We keep inquiring if she was going to make it & she said that she will do it. I sent her the guest list & also called to confirm, she said that she received the list. On the day of the wedding there was no place card, missing flower girl basket & smaller than expected entrance arrangement at the reception table. On the night before the wedding the flowers that I wanted for my bridal bouquet was not available & her alternative flower arrangement was not what I wanted. I had to scramble for a images of a substitute bouquet. It was a stressful day but she was willing to make the proper adjustments to achieve what I wanted.
We did set up a wheatgrass display, but the client never told us to print the place-cards. The pictures of the centerpieces were sent + approved by her prior + on the day of the wedding. The roses in the centerpieces were ok'd by her also, and they were premium super green roses- it also included lilac, lisianthus, and thistle- we made it over her $50 budget. I explained to her previously that flowers she chose for her bouquet were out of season, and we had to find an alternative.
Best AND nicest floral designer ever! – When I was looking for a floral designed for my August 08 wedding, Designs by Ahn was recommended to me by a colleague of mine. My colleague was raving not only about Ahn's elegant style and creativity but also about how Ahn made these beautiful arrangements at the last minute within budget, when my friend was in a bind for a press event. First of all, Victoria Ahn and her husband Jay, are the sweetest, most helpful people you can imagine. I was working with a relatively small budget for my wedding, and while other designers had either turned me down or given me extremely limited options for my budget, Victoria did not once give me the feeling that I could not have my dream flowers for my wedding. She has impeccable taste, and great eye for color, great, creative suggestions to keep costs down, she knows what flowers get the same effect at a fraction of the price, and she was ALWAYS available, even until the very last minute, to make adjustments, to answer questions. I got so many compliments about our flowers, especially for the reception, which was all orchids, calla lillies, and roses. They were elegant and sophisticated, yet lush and warm, and looked like I had spent a lot more money than I actually had. It was such a pleasure working with Victoria that I will recommend her to anyone who is looking for a designed for their wedding or any event.
Editorial Review – Floral arrangements mixing both European and Asian influences; services include arrangements for weddings and corporate events, plus a variety of classes.
great customer service – Creative and unique are the first two words that came to mind when I first looked at the arrangements prepared by Designs by Ahn on the website... but truly, the flowers really created an atmosphere in a living space otherwise dull. These flower arrangements really looked like someone took special care in creating something beautiful, and exciting.I think that the designers look for flowers that are not commonly seen everyday and create something out of the ordinary!
Thanks for my May 2009 wedding – I stopped by your place in Chelsea and couldn't believe it was no longer there. Glad to find you are in business at a new address. I am glad I looked you up in Citysearch for my Valentine, my wife. By the way, thank you for my May 2009 wedding. My guests all loved the floral decorations. Victoria and Jay, you guys were so helpful with your knowledge and expertise. All the suggestions you made for the center pieces were very helpful. All the flowers came together beautifully in my pictures.
Fresh New Elegance – Take time to smell the flowers in this is beautiful new spot in Chelsea neighborhood.
They were quick to help customize to my needs for a corporate event and since I did not have much time or expertise to request specifics, I was pleasantly surprised with a classic chic cherry blossom arrangment. Next time, I ask for "winter theme," "stand-out," and "15 inches, " I will rely comfortably on the artistic work of this flower shop. Great Place!!
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