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4948 William Arnold Rd, Memphis, TN | Directions 3811735.116139 -89.897120
Neighborhoods: East Memphis/Colonial/Yorkshire
I can not begin to tell you how pleased we were with L and Jay Productions for our daughter wedding. From the initial consultation to the wedding day they were there for us. They partnered with us to develop a vision for every aspect of the venue from the wedding site to the reception. They were always very prepared for each appointment which meant a lot since we came from out of town. They were very aware of our budget so there were no surprises or miscommunications. We received so many compliments on the florals. All of the flowers used were very fresh and vibrant. The maid of honor was so impressed with them so booked them for her wedding in April. Thanks Lee and Jonathan for making our daughter's wedding beautiful!
I have been following the ongoing dispute on various sites surrounding the Phillips wedding. I have been a friend of the Phillips for years and I know they are wonderful people. I personally was shocked when I saw the flowers at their wedding, everything else was so perfect. As pictures on the various sites show, many were old and wilted. As I walked up to the venue, I saw shepard’s hooks with more flowers on the ground then on the hook. Now after reading the comments from Amber below, everything is clear, the florist ignored the Phillips wedding completely. It is a shame that they received an inferior product, but I am sure the Phillips are happy that Amber had a beautiful wedding. Just look at the picture, they tell the story.
Lee and Jon at L and Jay literally SAVED my wedding day!!! My husband and I got married on Oct 6 2012 (it was the day of the monsoon in Memphis) and my wedding was outside. We moved everything under the tent and what they turned the tent into took my breath away. They literally cut small trees down and hung beautiful roses from the branches so I did not have to get married just in front of a stage in the tent (where only the reception was going to take place) I felt like they made my day (what could’ve been a disaster) into the best wedding anyone could ask for. From the first appt. to the last flower arrangement they placed on our tables, they were honestly AMAZING and I would recommend them 100 times over!!!!
I highly recommend this company. They did absolutely gorgeous floral work for my friends wedding. Her family was very pleased with how organized, creative, and professional L and Jay Productions were. She has nothing but positive things to say regarding the company!
L & Jay are very talented, professional, and detailed. They took care of everything for my son and daughter-in-law's wedding. Everything was done as discussed; there was no disappointments in the delivery of their services. I would recommend them without any hesitations or reservations.
LandJay have done many arrangments for me over the years. Very talented crew. Very creative. They just came and decorated for a Christmas party that was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend these guys. Many years of experience. Very reliable. Two thumbs up!!
I have worked for L & Jay Productions for about 12 years and have helped with hundreds of weddings and events in that time. Most of the staff have been with them for that long or longer . One thing I would tell future brides is that when you hire L & Jay Productions you are getting the whole staff , not just Lee and Jon. The entire staff are capable and willing to do whatever it takes to make your event a success, but we can not read minds. So, if you have a staff member in front of you asking what can I do ?, please tell them. We want to make you happy .
I was part of the crew that set up the wedding of one of the people who left a bad review on several websites. I would like to say that I was there for over six hours, all of her concerns that were voiced during that time were addressed. There was a lot of indecision on that day, the actual ceremony site changed 3 or 4 times just in that 6 hr peroid, each time we happily switched gears. Some things that were set to be used in one area were used in others and some the mother decided not to use at all. I heard lots of comments on how things were pretty and gorgeous and thank you for working with us on all the changes, so I am a little disappointed myself to see such terrible reviews after the fact. I hate that the family seems to have such a jaded view of that day, because she was a beautiful bride and to spite the rain and change of plans did have a beautiful wedding including some beautiful flowers.
I found a few wedding that L and Jay did the same day as my daughters. Funny how they all used the same flowers and colors.....looking forward to seeing just how much they spent compared to our wedding. Thought we would have a unique experience with this florist but the uniqueness came from how bad our flowers looked and it shows in every part of the video/pictures. So sad we used these two.
To added to other comments below: What an amazing disappointment. After our first few meeting we were amazed and they were superstars, five days before my daughters wedding all came crashing down. After we believed we had paid in full for everything, we received a bill for $4,500 on top of the $10,800 already paid. When a simple question for explaination was asked, both Johnathan and Lee became highly offended--we knew we were in trouble. The flowers presented at our wedding did not even resemble the mock-up shown in their office--at this poiint they are denying we saw an actual mock-up-funny we brought dresses, matched fabrics and held bouquets to something--we have the pictures. They ordered draping that was never actually installed for $500.00. While we experienced rain--no one from L and J offered alternate locations for the drapery and there were many placed to install the drapery--it layed on the ground in a loading area. They failed to install lights that were contracted for and paid for--now contend they were installed-- perhaps they intend to take credit for the lighting provided by our venue under a separate contract. They are currently hiding behind a no refund policy--having never complied with the contract terms. They are also hiding behind some sort of artistic license contract provision to excuse the major deviation from what was expected. Our flowers were wilted and we actually paid $400 for an arrangement with 14 roses and simple greenery. Johnathan made one appearance for a 7 minute walk through of our venue--now says we should not be upset because he had no contractual obligation to visit our venue at all. For $10,800 we deserved better. There is so much more to tell about our horrible experience. L and J Productions were a huge mistake. One thumbs down is not enough.
I really wish I had know this before even consulting them--it certainly would have influenced my decision to hire them. Doing internet research I discovered that Lee Bray, Jay Whitby and L & Jay Productions were sued in 2006 by Memphis Metro Wholesale for over $33,000.00. The case related to a breach of contract of some sort and a default judgement was entered against them--so this means they did not contest the amount. While this did occur several years ago, from the court docket, it appears that that they did not pay the amount due until July 2008--after three bank levies had been applied. While pure speculation on my part, this type of issue could explain the problems we experienced with the flowers at our daughters wedding--many of which appeared old and wilted--perhaps the flowers we got were just the best they could get under the circumstances. It is interesting that one reviewer praises them for not filing bankruptcy--strange way to look at the issue.
I posted photos of some of our flowers--one is of the mock-up (that we were shown) on the left and what we got on the right, one is of the front and back of our $400.00 arrangement, one is of a dirty glass globe containing a candle and the balance are photos of old, wilted flowers. These photos were representative of what we had to live with since there was no time for a change.
To address some of the other comments--the photos are of absolutely untouched flowers--they are exactly where the employees of L and Jay placed them and the photo's were taken two hours BEFORE the wedding. Second, I also note the review from Stacey that is below, the weather had absolutely no effect on the flowers used for the reception area and frankly, we were happy with the setup used indoors-and we would have been completely satisfied with fresh flowers. Third, if a florist is sued for $33,000.00 by a wholesale flower distributor, it is not personal and is information people should know when they select a vendor. I have suspicions about the rash of positive reviews--but recommend that everyone just look at the photos--there is no dispute that I paid $10,800 for them.
very shocked of the negative reviews ....i used L and J and i was very pleased and so were the 2 other brides that i told about them. i'm not sure exactly why it was necessary to expose their personal finances....L and J were paid for a service and it was renedered! i dont understand why you would take flowers out of an arrangement after the fact and take pictures of them to give negative reviews, after a flower has been handled it will look bruised...anyway, i was very pleased and any event i have in the future you can best believe that L and J productions will be my florist!!!!!
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