Natalie, we cannot thank you and the STEMS team enough for the UNBELIEVABLE set up for our wedding! We were completely stunned when we walked into our reception, it was everything we had imagined and more!
Thank you again for understanding and making the quick change to my bouquet, it was my absolute favorite part! It was so unbelievably beautiful.
Everyone was totally in love with the look of the arrangements and how beautiful everything turned out. It was storybook!
Greatly appreciate everything you and the team did to make our wedding so gorgeous…you were amazing to work with!
- Kendall and Keddy
I will do something more significant than an email when I get back to Austin, but I needed you to know how deeply grateful I am for your incredibly inspired work at our wedding. People from the Driskill were even taking pictures. They loved how the room was dressed up by your design, yet fit the hotel – and so did I of course. I was so sad to only see you briefly when you were hard at work, but I was so happy to see you and your work just took my breath away. You created my dream world. I have only been able to tell people that my wedding was beyond anything I could dream of, and the first image that comes to mind is the table arrangements! I bragged to everyone about how you were my eyes and ears in Austin, and even helped us find the PERFECT linens to match our decor. I am truly blessed to have worked with you, and will never forget it for the rest of my life! You are gifted, and I will recommend you as much as I possibly can. I hope I have reason to see you again very soon. I would certainly love to come by once I have pictures, and perhaps give you some to use if you would like them. You are such a lovely person and Stems made my wedding a dream come true!! Thanks so much.
- Jackie Moore
Amazing, beautiful, breathtaking! We are still getting compliments on the flowers. As we look at our wedding photos, the beauty of the flowers really stands out. Abby was a pleasure to work with. She was very knowledgeable on different types of flowers, what was in season, and what would hold up in an afternoon wedding. She was very patient as we kept asking for revisions to get the price down. In the end she gave us exactly what we wanted at an affordable price.
- Adrienne Anderson and Greg Graml
Oh wow, what can I say about Abby and the flowers?? AMAZING. I must say I went into this thinking that flowers seemed to be a waste of money for something that was just going to die soon and cost a ton of money, being the frugal person that I am. Boy was I wrong- the flowers really “made” the wedding. All the bouquets were BEAUTIFUL and the colors were perfect (also all the corsages and boutonnieres). They look great in the pictures. The table toppers were gorgeous, and look so fabulous in all the pictures. Abby was SO wonderful in understanding what I wanted, even when I didn’t. She had a vision that made our wedding even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. And the cards laid out with the flowers were gorgeous too! I only got to see them after the fact in the pictures, but wow! The list Abby sent after we met with her about the flowers detailing all that we had talked about was great- so detailed and I have it forever to show what kinds of flowers I had, since I never know the names of any!
- Molly Harrison and Michael Taylor
Abby provided exquisite floral details and was a joy to work with throughout the wedding arrangements. When I first came to Abby I had very little idea of what I wanted in flowers, or my wedding, and somehow I left with an entire color scheme, flowers, and an idea for bridesmaids dresses. At every opportunity Abby went above and beyond to make sure that the wedding was everything my husband and I could have wished for. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect experience, or more beautiful flowers.
- Clare and Justin Toungate
I was so happy to find Stems! Abby is amazing to work with and her taste is truly fantastic. I am an event planner based in Northern California so working with out-of-state vendors always makes me nervous. I was so incredibly happy with her arrangements. She understood my vision and was a GENIUS in executing the design. I would highly recommend Stems to anyone that wants well done, creative, and professional work!
- Annie Feinberg
We cannot thank Abby enough for doing such an amazing job on our wedding flowers. It was one of my favorite parts of our wedding. They looked absolutely gorgeous and made our wedding feel so elegant.
The bouquets that you designed were gorgeous and everybody commented on them. The colors were exactly what I had been dreaming of and went perfectly with my bridesmaid dresses. Abby really listened to and interpreted my vision for our arrangements.
Considering how manyy things a bride has to organize before her wedding and on the wedding day itself, knowing that the flowers were totally taken care of was priceless to me. Her kind service, attention to detail and creativity helped make our wedding a dream.
Abby made things very easy and totally stress-free and I would recommend her work in a heartbeat.
- Lindsay Stewart and Dave Raybuck
Abby – all I can say is WOW WOW WOW – everything was amazing and absolutely perfect! The arch was incredible and I thought Shay was going to cry when she saw how perfect the bouquets were. And, of course, the tables in the ballroom along with all the other candles etc. was also incredibly beautiful. We so much appreciate your wonderful work for this most special occasion! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
- Sharron Everitt, mother of the bride
The flowers were AMAZING…exactly how we hoped they would be. Abby definitely understood our vision and our budget and created wonderful bouquets and boutonnieres. The garden arch looked wonderful. We have gotten compliments on the centerpieces. Every single thing was perfect. We can’t think of anything we didn’t LOVE.
Abby, was great! We could not have asked for a better person to help us put everything together. When we had questions, Abby was super quick with responses. We found it VERY easy to plan from a distance because of this. We went down to Austin in February and had a 3 hour marathon planning session with Abby and made a lot of decisions that most folks might have made over several meetings. She made it easy! We corresponded via email for most of the remainder of the planning time through October. Abby was super speedy and always had an answer and/or suggestion. She really seemed to understand what we wanted. She never tried to push things we couldn’t afford and always worked within our means. Based on what we told her about our vision, she suggested flowers and other decor items that were just perfect. When our guest list started shrinking, Abby kept me calm and had great ideas about how to use the ballroom differently. Everything that Abby did was right on point! We can’t thank her enough!
- Lauren Gurniewicz and Chris Barrows
I just wanted to send you a little email to let you know how amazing you are!!!! The flowers and all were nothing short of PERFECT! I can not tell you how incredible I felt when I first laid eyes on it the splendor that was your handy work! My expectations were met and then some… and that’s saying a lot as we both know:) My mom and I were in awe that you nailed every single detail! From the Bouquets’ (absolutely exquisite) to the Buffet table, the cakes, to each and every centerpiece (the Succulents ended up being my favorite!). You hit the mark in every way Abby! Sometimes you work with people and they say they understand you and get your vision… but really don’t. YOU REALLY GOT IT! You are a gem:) Thank you for making my wedding an absolute fairy tale with every mind numbing detail in place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tell all the hands that helped you pull it off how thankful I am to them as well… I know it took a small army:)
Also, I have the missing succulent vase… I gave it the best man and his wife so they could plant them in their yard. I will bring it up to the Mansion this week when I come to retrieve some presents that were left for us. When will you be there so I can hug you?:)
- Nancy Rogers and John Crosby
I am still in love with my bridal bouquet! I can’t belive how gorgeous it turned out! From the very beginning, you understood my vision. Over time, as I made changes and adjustments, you were completely understanding and always offered insightful suggestions. You were even able to track down the hellaborus and astrantia (which I’m sure wasn’t easy). I’ll never forget walking into the bridal suite on my wedding day and seeing my gorgeous, lush bouquet perched on top of the dressing table. I think I literally squealed with delight.Everyone kept complimenting me on the centerpieces all night long, and I still can’t get over how umbelieveable the huppah looked with all the purple and white hydrangea. The whole place looked like a garden fairy tale, and wedding guests still tell me how it was every girl’s dream wedding. I wholeheartedly agree with them!- Daria Petrone and Daniel Zadek
We were blessed to have Abby Daigle design our daughter’s wedding at the Barr Mansion, March 2010. She has a real passion for her clients. Abby goes beyond the call of duty to make sure the bride’s vision is brought to life. For example my daughter came in with a photo of a cake, bouquets, and arrangements and asked, “can you make it look like this?”. Abby not only embraced by daughters vision, she took it to another level of beauty. I was told Abby placed each leaf by hand on the cake to give my daughter exactly what she asked for. Abby loves what she does, and it shows.
- Sharon Figaro
Abby was absolutely wonderful to work with. She respected by budget and general lack of floral knowledge and treated me like I was a top tier paying customer. More than anything I wanted to avoid trendy and typical bouquets. My bouquets looked like victorian masterpieces with beautiful and intricate arrangements and flower types. Everyone loved them, I loved them and my bouquet is prominently hanging in my foyer after being dried and preserved.
- Emily Bieda and Jeremy McCartha
I enthusiastically recommend Abby Daigle’s custom floral design. She was not only ever-patient with all of my questions and budgetary needs, but she knew what I wanted even when I didn’t and helped me find the perfect plants to accent my wedding. She went out of her ordinary catalogue to help satisfy my stubbornly uncommon needs, and even helped me make changes last minute. She constantly listened to my descriptions and offered a variety of options – all of which fit into our budget – and she did all of this with a warm, cheery, and upbeat attitude. She was an absolute joy to work with, and we think of the Barr Mansion family regularly and try to coerce our friends into having events there solely so that we have an excuse to return. I definitely recommend Abby Daigle for any floral design needs that you may have and am happy to answer any further questions.
Thanks so much Abby!
- Jessica Beers and Gram Dunn
Why we love Abby……
My husband and I got married this past February at The Barr Mansion. Abby made all of the centerpieces, bouquets, aisle markers, and the ring pillow for the big day, and they were absolutely gorgeous. Lee and I had been together for just over six years when we started planning our wedding and really wanted it to be perfect, and what we had “waited for”. I was very pleased to find some one who was so thorough and accommodating. I probably changed my mind at least five times, truly, on just my bouquet. She was so wonderful and patient with me. I wasn’t worried to ask questions to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. Abby also happened to be the coordinator for our wedding. It is amazing how many people commented on how smooth our wedding went. We hadn’t been to many and everyone told us to be prepared for something to go wrong, and to roll with it, but it didn’t. Everything from the flowers to the weather was just as we imagined it. A beautiful day that was in fact so because of a couple of people who made it happen. One of those people was Abby. Thanks! We will always remember you!
- Brandi and Lee Barnwell