Do yourself a favor and go to Starbright! My wife and I used Starbright for our wedding and Tom and Nic attended to every detail at a reasonable rate. Since then, we have returned to Starbright for all of our floral needs on special occasions, such as anniversaries, birthdays, etc. Without a doubt, Starbright is the best florist in all of NYC!
I work in the hotel industry and I always use Starbright for all of my guests needs. Most recently I used them for and event outside of the hotel for an auction. They are a wonderful company to work with, the flowers are always beautiful, they always know what I want even though I can not describe it properly, and they are always prompt and professional. I highly suggest Starbright especially for events, but for any flower needs.
We were lucky to collaborate again with Starbright Florist for our annual luncheon benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless' First Step Job Training Program. Starbright's staff effortlessly combined what we wanted, with their own artistic and creative ideas to produce exquisite floral arrangements. Our luncheon would not have been complete without their beautiful floral centerpieces! The flowers added the perfect touch of color and brightness to our event!\r
Our guests loved the centerpieces, most of them immediately asked if they could take them home. At the end of the event guests were delighted to take home a floral arrangement and a business card inviting them to visit Starbright for their floral needs. We have the utmost confidence in recommending Starbright to our guests, and look forward to working with this wonderful and generous florist again!
My cousin sent me the most beautiful floral arrangement from Starbright for my birthday! I absolutely loved it! Thank you!!!
Valentine's Day - I pre-ordered flowers in advance to my girl's office, they never arrived and now i have to scramble with every other procrastinator to scoop the remnants of whatever's left in the city....thanks starbright, epic FAIL
Simply put - they didn't deliver when they said they would. Mia culpa for taking their word. NEVER AGAIN!!!
I often use starbright florist and I really impress with their customer service. They are really helpful. Many many thanks.
I work for a non-profit agency, and we were extremely impressed and overwhelmed with the kindness we received from Nic at Starbright Flowers. We needed flower arrangements for our annual luncheon fundraiser in New York City. Nic was willing to give us a discount to help us out, even in these difficult economic times. The arrangements were absolutely beautiful (I took one home). He also included coupon cards for our attendees. A real pleasure to work with. A+!
We worked with Tom for our wedding and our experience could not have been better. We meet with multiple florists during the planning process and it was a no-brainer to choose Starbright. Tom was incredibly sweet, understanding and helpful. He listened to what we wanted and came up with incredible ideas to execute the plan we had. Throughout the planning process, Tom was always available to help and offer suggestions.
As our wedding day approached, we had a little hiccup - Hurricane Irene decided to make an appearance. Despite all the things that could have gone wrong Tom and his team executed everything we needed. The flowers showed up on time and were more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. The bouquets were stunning and the centerpieces were amazing. Everything went off without a hitch and Tom and his team made sure that we were happy despite the impending weather.
As someone who plans events often, I have worked with many florists in the NYC area. Tom and his team are by far the best I have ever worked with. They are professional, accommodating, pleasurable to work with and have the most beautiful flowers.
I highly recommend Starbright for your wedding or upcoming events. Ask for Tom.. he is the best!
I'm cynical by nature and so I'm the type to make fun of people who write reviews, and not be the type to write one. So what am I doing here then? Well after the job that Starbright did with my lola's (grandma) 85th birthday, I just had to say something. My lola loves orchids and we wanted to have them as the floral theme. I was concerned that so many orchids would break our budget, but Starbright was very reasonable considering how many different types we got. The orchids were just beautiful, healthy, and fresh. Starbright even gave us little aftercare cards with instructions on how to care for each different type of orchid. First rate service. I will definitely use them again.
We had an amazing experience with Starbright Florist. We worked with Tom who was outstanding. He is passionate about what he does, is incredibly talented, but also really listened to our requests and desires for our wedding. We couldn't have been happier with the result. Not to mention the pricing was extremely reasonable. Couldn't give a higher recommendation for this store.
Starbright Florist did the flowers for our daughter's wedding on July 30. They were very professional, did a centerpiece ahead of time so that we would know exactly what it would look like, and gave us very reasonable prices. Their delivery was prompt, and the flowers were gorgeous, very fresh, and beyond our expectations. We highly recommend them!
I have used Starbright floral design both for business purposes and also for personal use. I work for a non-profit here in New York City planning fundraising events. Starbright has been a generous contributor to our organization for more than 5 years. For years at a time they provided a fresh arrangement of beautiful flowers at the house of our program for homeless women - and they have provided fresh gorgeous flowers for our events. Tom and Nic are always generous with their time and creative in their floral displays.
Just recently Starbright was a sponsor of our event and provided us with a display of gorgeous flowers for our event.
In addition to providing florals for events - Starbright is great when you need a fresh arrangement delivered in a hurry! I always feel confident when I call and ask for a beautiful display to be delivered that it will be perfect.
I am also using Starbright for my upcoming wedding. I am working with Tom for this. He is very creative and I just know they will be a hit!! I will update again after my wedding - but i'm sure it will be fabulous!
Tom Sebenius and the gang at Starbright designed the flower arrangements, flowers for my cake and the bouquets for my June 4th wedding ceremony and reception at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. They were unique and completely stunning. In addition, Tom was the best and simplest vendor to work with!
When I met Tom, I was instantly struck by how he radiated this amazing passion for floral design. I decided to set my obsessive compulsive bride-to-be tendencies aside for once and leave the creativity up to the flower expert!
I shared with Tom my two desires: 1) I had a seriously tight budget and 2) I wanted my flowers to be bright and unique and contrast against the conservative, dark elements of my venue.
Tom and I talked about flowers I liked. When we realized they would be difficult to do with my budget, he introduced me to flowers I had never heard, for example the Sea Holly. His suggestions were not only more affordable, but even more beautiful and definitely achieved the look I was going for.
As far as a businessman- Tom is super organized, super accessible and responsive. We communicated regularly via email and his responses were impressively prompt. He also coordinated with my caterer and my baker directly, which was super helpful during the hectic week leading up to the wedding.
All in all, Tom's flowers made everyone smile. In fact I must admit, I was a tad jealous as I left for my honeymoon that my mom got to enjoy all the beautiful flowers for another week! And I have definitely instructed my husband that any flowers he buys for me in the future must be bought directly through Tom!
Thanks again! I can't wait to buy more flowers from you and especially receive one of your beautiful arrangements again!
Words alone are not sufficient describe how pleased I am with Starbright's service. Nevertheless, I will try to write a review that will do them justice. I emailed Starbright very early on in my wedding planning process, back when I was searching for a good but affordable wedding florist in Manhattan. I knew a difficult path lay ahead of me, and I did not have high hopes. However, I received a response from Tom, and from the very first email, I could tell that how talented he is and how much he cares about his work. He and the Starbright team were willing to work within my budget and continued to correspond with me for a period of months, during which I vacillated between various ideas for centerpieces and bouquets. Although I had not even committed to using Starbright as my wedding florist yet, Tom and I became regular email buddies. He always enthusiastically answered all my questions and I continually asked for his advice on issues that fell well outside the scope of floral design, such as the overall color scheme for the wedding, my dress, hair, makeup, and invitations. Before long, I could not imagine going with any other florist. And besides, Starbright's prices truly could not be beat! \r
Eventually, my mother, my now husband and I met Tom at Starbright's headquarters and for all of us, it was like meeting an old friend. Tom met with us for over an hour as we sat down to hammer out some of the nitty gritty. Although I had picked out a fabulous Starbright design for my centerpieces, I felt like it was not 100% what I was looking for. But of course, I was not able to put my finger on what I felt the centerpiece was lacking. Tom, florist extrordinaire, sensed my hesitation and came up with a solution. He drew a few sketches of an idea he had and we agreed to meet again in a month. We all went back to Starbright expecting to see a work in progress. However, that is not what we got. Tom created a complete centerpiece for us, based on just the sketches and my vague descriptions of what I thought I was looking for, and it was absolutely perfect! For the first and only time during the wedding planning process, I found myself completely speechless! With the centerpieces completely set, we then turned to the bouquets, aisle decorations, bouttonaires, etc. At that point, Tom had my complete respect and trust, so I left the rest of the floral planning to him. I simply provided some input here and there and calmly waited for the wedding day. As the months went on, Tom remained a true and trust friend as I went through various wedding dramas. I considered him more than a florist - he was an advisor and friend! \r
Before long it was the wedding day, and as the afternoon approached I found myself looking for Tom in the reception hall. At first, I could not find him but I saw the rest of his team hard at work setting up. Luckily, just as he was leaving, I saw Tom! Without any hesitation, I gave him a big hug and asked to take a picture with him. As he went on his way, I went on to survey Starbright's work. The centerpieces were magnificent, as I knew they would be. And the bouquets were unique and breathtaking, just what I asked for! I had some unique and seemingly contradictory descriptions for what I was looking for - unique, classy, tropical, soft, wild, romantic - and somehow, Tom and Starbright met my criteria. I even had some competing colors in my color scheme. For example, I wanted a wild green as a dominant color, but also the royal blue found in peacock feathers. And let's not forget that I wanted to include actual peacock feathers in the bouquets! Starbright found a way to do it all and to do it all elegantly. We asked everyone to take the centerpieces home with them and people were practically fighting over them, and some guests took two!\r
I highly recommend their work and believe that they are the best florists in NYC.
Thank you Nic and the Starbright Florist team for providing beautiful, modern floral arrangements for our MPIGNY Annual Awards dinner cruise on the Atlantica.
I called Nic two weeks before the event and he arranged everything within the following two business days. The level of customer service was well above par.
One of the talking points of the night was the beautiful, square shaped vases filled with vibrant flowers that complimented the mood of the event. People loved them so much that they took them home after the event was over.
I highly recommend Starbright for anyone looking for a florist who provides excellent customer service and striking floral displays.
This is the fourth year that I have worked with Starbright Floral Design in coordinating their donation of arrangements for the YWCA of New York's Summer Soiree. \r
During this time, we have held the event at different venues throughout New York CityGotham Hall, The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, and the new Trump Soho. The Starbright Floral team always develops a donation that aesthetically fits with the unique location and Soiree theme. In helping develop an arrangement for each event, Starbright has actually suggested various ideas that we never would have considered. For example, when they heard that we were going to hold the event at Gotham Hall, Starbright suggested that I needed something big to fill up the spacesomething like palm trees. We all thought this sounded a little crazycrazier still as we unloaded nearly fourteen feet tall palm trees into the facility. But they were right. The stage looked fabulous and those palms are remembered to this day by those who attended. The evening would just not have been as stunning without their care and vision. \r
Starbrights ideas are always blended though with what we envision for the year's event. Last year, we were holding the event at the Trump Soho with the theme ""black, white and a hint of persimmon."" Not only did they provide beautiful arrangements along this theme, but they suggested persimmon rose petals and even found them on special order. The petals added beautifully to the dcor of the evening. \r
Starbright has been able to add this magical little extra to our events because of their true talents. Their arrangements are beautifulexquisite blends of colors and appropriately reflecting the shape of the space and the season. They know how to fill a space and add to the mission, message or purpose of an event. \r
What has impressed me the most, though, is the care and enthusiasm the team has demonstrated. Each year, I am always asked in detail about what we're trying to achieve in terms of our vision and then we brainstorm together about how that can be achieved. Just a few minutes chatting with someone on the Starbright team and you know that everyone working there loves what they are doing. Along with these brainstorming sessions with the team, I have been able to communicate directly with the owner of the company Nic. Nic greets my yearly request for a donation with enthusiasm and appreciation to participate. He thanks me for the opportunity. He seems to care as much about the success of the event as we do. His enthusiasm becomes infectious and is a powerful reminder to me of why I participate in the planning of the event in the first place. Not only do I have fun, but I get the impression that Nic and the Starbright team are having fun making the Soiree beautiful too! I look forward to working with him each year. \r
I unequivocally recommend Starbright. I cannot rave enough about how pleasurable and exciting my experience has been working with Starbright and how much I am looking forward to seeing the arrangements that they will be providing this year. \r
I have been sending flowers regularly to Manhanttan via online orders all the way from the Philippines. I have tried several online providers/florists but I am now a loyal customer of Starbright. \r
First, the company provides the most exquisite and unique arrangements in the market. Their creativity is tops. They never run out of new ideas, new arrangements. The high creativity almost always leave the recepient of the flowers I send in awe. It never gets boring. \r
Second, the firm lives by their service credo of excellent customer service 24/7. I had one complaint and decided to email them without expecting them to do anything. But I was pleasantly surprised that they responded positively and even exceeded my expectations by addressing the issue. The firm's management is quite accessible and responsive even if I am million miles away from them. I give them perfect rating for customer service and reliability. \r
Lastly, the firm is very professional and reliable. I never had any issue with late deliveries and wrong arrangements. \r
If I have to knit pick on them, I will have to say thaty maybe they can perfect the consistency of the flower quality as I had a single so-so experience wherein the firm delivered a not so fresh flower arrangement. Just the same, the firm addressed the issue upon my complaint and vindicated themself. \r
I am definitely staying as a repeat customer.
I use Starbright every time I need to buy flowers to my office. The arrangements are always amazing. The delivery people are always professional. When i order from them, i know the flowers will always arrive to my wife's office, and i don't have to worry about it. I know they arrive when my wife calls me glowing to thank me!
I needed somewhat last-minute help with a flower delivery -- actually three flower deliveries. I had one delivery that I realized, at the last minute, needed to be rushed before my girlfriend left town. Then I needed another delivery, the next day, to an obscure address out of the city. Then I needed another one a few days later back to the same address.
These guys did a FABULOUS job. They were attentive, friendly and completely efficient. Made me feel like I was their only customer.
Everything arrived beautiful and on time. They have a great reputation for customer service and it is WELL deserved.
Highly recommend Starbright and will use them again. and again.
Tom Sebenius created beautiful floral arrangements for my daughter's wedding. He was a pleasure to work with and his ideas were amazing. The table arrangements were absolutely beautiful and are still blooming. The bouquets were just perfect. We highly recommend Tom and Starbright and hope to work with them again.
Starbright makes gorgeous flower arrangements in a welcoming atmosphere. All the staff are so kind and generous. The owner, Nic Faitos donated a gift certificate for my non-profit auction and on top of that offered a beautiful arrangement that perfectly complemented the color scheme of my event. My mother is a florist in LA, so I know a lot about flowers, and Starbright is definitely the first place I would turn to for flower arrangements in NY!
Thank you Starbright!
We thought knights in shining armour only existed in fairytales. That is until we met Gus at Starbright. \r
We had just arrived in NYC from Scotland for a wedding on the following day. Although the wedding was to be pretty informal we wanted the bride and her two attendants to have simple bunches of spring flowers and we had promised to organise this. We were directed to the flower district in 28th street but were struggling with the wholesale/retail side of things until, with time marching on, someone suggested Starbright may be able to help. How right they were!\r
Gus immediately understood what we wanted and after explaining where we should go in the flower market he asked us to bring the flowers of our choice to him the next morning and he would do the rest. How true to his word he was! At 9.30 on the morning of the wedding we walked out of Starbright's with three lovely bouquets and a button hole for the groom. We were delighted with the flowers and when he refused to take any payment we were quite overwhelmed. We had met our knight in shining armour and we had a fairytale start to a magical day and to our week's holiday in New York!!\r
Thank you Gus and Starbright.\r
Alasdair and Cate\r
Visitors from Scotland\r
I recently arranged a Gala event for a small non-profit in NYC. I had spoken to many florists, and asked if they would donate flowers to us at a discounted rate. Starbright Florist and Flower Shop immediately wanted to partner with us, and were so helpful in making sure that our flower centerpiece would be perfect for the evening. The customer service was wonderful and they were a pleasure to work with. The event was spectacular and I think that was largely due to the beautiful and elegant ambience their flowers created.
Once again, Starbright showed it's commitment to supporting the non-profit community by donating GORGEOUS arrangements for this year's Read Alliance Third Annual Celebration at the New York Public Library on May 5th. Read Alliance works to improve the educational trajectory of at-risk kindergarten and first grade students through one-to-one tutoring in basic reading skills. The annual gala hosts Read Alliance's key supporters, as well as students, tutors and prinicipals from New York City schools. Even when donating floral arrangements to our event, Starbright provided the most beautiful flowers with top notch customer service. \r
Rest assured that Starbright not only provides gorgeous floral arrangements to its clients, but also generously gives back to the community here in NYC. You couldn't pick a better florist!
Starbright were the second florist I visited during the process of identifying a florist for our wedding and I am so very pleased I did. I had visited the first florist with my thoughts for the wedding flowers, hoping for some direction based on their experience, not expecting to be told that I could not have the purple flowers I really wanted (I didnt have specific flowers in mind, simply purple). When I mentioned this experience to Tom Sebenius at Starbright he thought I was joking. He told me he would certainly work with me to get purple flowers at my wedding and was friendly and not at all over-imposing.
I spent some time with Tom running through the ideas and photos I had and what I loved most about Toms approach was that he took my ideas and made them even better. His experience as a florist came through for me and he developed ideas I hadnt thought of and instead of being told I could not have purple flowers, I was being presented with multiple options for lovely arrangements and bouquets. Tom really listened to me and didnt make me feel like my ideas were wrong - he truly built on them and brought an element to my wedding I could not have done on my own.
When the flowers arrived on the wedding day I was not disappointed - they were absolutely wonderful, Starbright had gone above and beyond and delivered fresh, perfectly arranged flowers for the wedding. The church pew flowers were delightful - I couldnt believe that Tom had managed to put my idea into reality. The flowers at the alter were truly beautiful. During the ceremony my husband to be turned to me and told me that the flowers were beautiful - coming from someone who doesnt usually comment on flowers this was great to hear and had me beaming from ear to ear with a smile.
My bouquet was constructed beautifully and when I saw my flower girls bouquet it brought me to tears. Toms idea for the bridesmaids bouquets to be all colours of purple worked a treat against their dark plum dresses and the button holes and corsages were truly lovely.
Tom worked with me on price and I found his prices to be extremely reasonable - and cheaper than the first florist who refused to work with purple! I can tell Tom truly takes pleasure in delivering the very best for his brides and I thank him and his team for all their efforts in making our wedding flowers so very beautiful.
I recently panned a wedding and was looking for a quality florist to use. I came across Starbright and was very pleased. I spoke with Nic over the phone and he said to come into meet with his floral designer. I came in to meet with Thom and was very pleased with the process. \r
I was getting married outside the city so I needed these flowers to last overnight and look fresh in the morning. He took the time to explain the different types of flowers that would look best and work well under these circumstances. He drew a couple of sketches and even showed me a few samples of flowers. I left that day feeling confident and excited with my choices. \r
The day before the wedding my flowers were delivered, neatly wrapped in tissue and packed securely in a box. All the flowers made it safely in the transport; I was relieved. The big day came and as I unpacked the flowers from their boxes I was happy that they looked fresh, not to mention gorgeous. The wedding was a huge success, my flowers from Starbright definitely added that extra punch, exactly what I was looking for. Thank you Starbright!\r
The flowers at our luncheon were lovely and drew many complimentary comments. They brightened the room and were enjoyed by many, even following the lunch. Having small bouquets makes it easier (and nice) for folks to take them home. You made my job easy and our organization look really good. Thank you so much.
I used Starbright for the centerpieces for my best friends bridal shower. The staff went above and beyond to help me choose the perfect arrangement. They were patient with me and didn't seem to mind me asking a million questions. They understood what an important event this was for me. The were friendly and knowledgeable and the arrangements were exquisite!! Everything was perfect, I still have people asking me where I got them done!
I've been working with Nic at Starbright since 2003 and he has always been a pleasure to work with. Any time I have an event planner looking for a florist, I refer them to Nic and his talented team. Even if you have a tight budget for florals, Nic is always able to produce the most beautiful arrangements that can be used for days. I've worked with other florists, but none of them were as personable as Nic. You are always in great hands at Starbright!! Whether you need just one arrangement for a special occasion, or if you are looking for 30 table top arrangements, this is the place to go. They have a beautiful shop in the flower district and are always willing to give you a tour of their facility.
When planning the opening night party for Whoopi Goldbergs Broadway production of Sister Act there was only one company that could provide the elegance and fabulousness that the show demanded. Nic and Stephen at Starbright excelled at arranging over 25 table top arrangements that were commented on by many high profile guests. The process of working with Starbright was quick and simple, we told them the quantity we needed and they had beautiful design suggestions sent over that day. It is a relief to be able to trust a florist with delivering top of the line arrangements without the hassle and haggle of back and forth design negotiations. My clients were so impressed with Starbirght they have ordered several arrangements since the party for dinners, opening nights and personal needs. There is no doubt that Starbright was sent from above and is the official florist to the Broadway community.
Nic and his staff have been taking care of my personal as well as professional need for flowers, arrangements and Party decorations for over ten years. As a professional, Starbright has made all of my many events that I have hosted for my business as well as for personal affairs both absolutely breathtaking and stunning. The most important expectation that I have is that my florist listen to what I would like to present to my guests and execute it for me, which Starbright does beautifully. Through both good and not so good times Starbright has been there to fullfill all my floral needs. Secondly, they know how to keep within the parameters that are set and stay within my budget. They are truly a treasure in this City.
We approached Starbright for floral arrangements for our annual luncheon, benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless' First Step Job Training Program. Immediately, they were so enthusiastic to help and so eager to try and understand what we were looking for. What we got in the end were the most stunning centerpieces the luncheon has ever seen! Even our guests couldn't get over how amazing they looked. Planning events can be stressful and generally unpleasant but working with Starbright was such a breeze! We were literally pinching ourselves trying to figure out if this was real or not, someone who was talented, attentive, on time, and so reliable, we've hardly ever seen anything like it before. Very impressive. We look so forward to the next time we have the opportunity to partner with this amazing New York florist!
And, might I add that until then, our staff and luncheon guests will be going straight to Starbright the next time they need a perfect floral arrangement. Thank you Starbright!
I can not say enough about Nic and his team at Starbright! Above and beyond the beautiful, fresh, gorgeous flower arrangements they produce, their customer service is unmatched. They always take the time to sit with me and go over my needs for whatever the occasion. They stick within the budget and work quickly and efficiently and always with a smile on their faces. I could not ask for a better experience. Highly recommended for all your floral needs!
My friend recommended Starbright to me and I was extremely impressed with their flower arrangements. I've used them twice so far and both times received beautiful, fresh flowers. I ordered tulip arrangements for my sister's bridal shower and calla lilies for center pieces for a charity event I help organize... both times they arrived on time, beautifully arranged and the flowers lasted for weeks after. Nic, the owner and his staff did a phenomenal job in helping me with everything for both occasions. Would absolutely work with again...
We have used this florist on several occassion and the flowers are always colorful and long-lasting. Would recommend for anyone!\r
I'm a New Yorker who lives in Texas now and one of the things I miss most about New York is Starbright! Since I can't have their beautiful designs here in Texas, I make a point of sending them to my friends back in New York! Like myself, my friends are very cool but hard to please or impress! Gosh, to hear them go on and on about how beautiful the flowers and how gorgeous and artsy the designs are........ Coming from them, it makes confidant that Starbright is still a cut above the rest and at the top of their game! I usually speak to Abe who's so wonderful and gracious and gets perfect each time! Thank you Abe and thank you Starbright, you guys are the best!
It was a PLEASURE working with Starbright. From start to finish, they were so friendly, accommodating, and professional. \r
I know very little about flowers, but I knew the general feel and color scheme I was going for and my budget and that was all I needed-- they made it so easy and allowed me to focus on the other parts of my event. I will definitely be using Starbright again (and again and again)!
We have been using Starbright for the past 4 months now, and I must say that we are incredibly happy with the service. Throughout the day we receive so many compliments on our gorgeous bouquet of flowers that get placed in front of the reception desk. From staff, clients, and even other vendors continuously tell us how wonderful they look. Some folks don't even believe that they're real because of how great the arrangement looks every week. As we've transitioned from the gloomy days of old man winter, to the joyous days of spring we look forward to seeing what Starbright Floral Design has to offer our company.
Thank you for Starbright for doing such a wonderful consistent job as always. It's a pleasure doing business with you.
Starbright Florists generous donation of stunning floral centerpieces to Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYCs Young Professionals Committees 2011 BIG Night Out at Cipriani Wall Street on March 5, 2011, did a stellar job enhancing the overall atmosphere of the event. \r
Thank you to Nic Faitos who is an absolute pleasure to work with and to the entire Starbright team, who is incredibly professional and gracious. We look forward to partnering again in the future! \r
Special Events Coordinator\r
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC\r
For my bday, I rec'd a stunning arrangement of roses -- the presentation was exquisite -- from the packaging to the rectangular wooden vase. Very modern. After all these years, thought my mom finally got it right!! My mom had done some research to find Starbright and heard great things and she was excited that the florist delivered on Sunday. Unfortunately, the flowers were wilted by the second morning. I contacted Starbright and Stephen could not have been more accommodating. He offered to replace the arrangement and provided me with a beautiful orchid which I love! An extremely positive experience overall!! I am very pleased with the outcome and they have cultivated a loyal customer! Highly recommend! \r
Great people/events/items etc speak for themselves. Thus, while I could go on and on effusively about our experience with Starbright Floral while planning our wedding, I will just get to the point and hopefully less will imply more. We worked with Tom, who is a gem. He loves flowers and people and weddings (which is awesome when you are planning a wedding and feeling self conscious about being so one-track-minded and potentially cheesy/cliche/annoying). And if his feelings aren't genuine and it is all for show, who the heck cares anyway, and, he deserves an Oscar. But, I think he legitimately loves his job. Which, is just a rare thing and beautiful to see. My husband and I didn't have a huge flower budget or great flower visions when we came to Starbright planning our wedding. We were probably a small client for them. However, we were not treated as such. Tom actually took our wedding flowers more seriously than we did I think! He cared enough to ask great questions to help us figure out what our preferences were and then totally worked with the ideas we came up with and our budget and then his creativity to deliver nothing short of amazing flowers on our wedding day. We didn't have anywhere near a platinum wedding, but somehow, our flowers were still truly memorable (not even our goal!!) and perfectly suited to our event. And we didn't have to worry about a thing. He took care of all of the details and made it look effortless (and I know there were many obstacles- but we never heard a complaint!). Which is sort of how wedding flowers SHOULD be. Stress free and yet, beautiful and special. Seriously, I loved my wedding. I loved my dress, my venue, my food, my ceremony, my music, my cake, my husband :) etc and honestly, the flowers enhanced all of the above beautifully and we have the photos to prove it. While I'd like to say it was all about the product, I must admit that I also was touched by the experience of working with Tom and Starbright. Because, during a time when you are very excited and happy but are dealing with the ""stress"" of planning a big event, it was really nice to work with a vendor that had such a positive energy and commitment to the spirit of the event. Starbright understood that we didn't just need beautiful flowers, but, also a planning experience that did not add stress, but rather celebrated the wedding process WITH us. Even if we didn't THINK our flowers would be that important. They made a huge difference. THANK YOU STARBRIGHT! (so much for ""less is more"" :P)
I coordinated a women's history month event for March 20th, 2011.My organization honored 4 women who\r
h ave been trailblazers in their career fields. As, a "" thank you ""for the hard work they have done i thought of getting the most beautiful bouquets of flowers any woman could want. I found exactly what i was looking for at Starbright Florist and Flower shop.\r
Sunday morning i went upstairs to the store and the gentleman took the bouquets out one by one.\r
Words can't describe the arrangement; they look like they were made for a movie star. This made me feel so good that when i presented the ladies with these bouquets , they too could know that a lot of love and patience went into each bouquet made.\r
With colors of spring colors of orange , purples, yellow, greens and pinks my eyes got filled. The owner , Nic , had received my request and placed it into the bouquets. He made sure i had my thank you cards , the envelopes , and extra cards to give out to everyone at the celebration on Sunday.\r
Each one of the bouquets were fan shapped, with the flowers laying against a kiwi green tissue paper background and the clear covering over all. As it shaped down by the handle part, they was piece of ribbon tied to keep the bouquet together.\r
When i left the store , and was traveling to my destination so many people turned and stopped to look at the beautiful bouquets i had with me. I wish i had a camera to show you all just how many because i don't have enough fingers to count them on .\r
During the reception someone came up to me ask me"" where did you get the honorees's flowers from ?"". I told her Starbright Florist and Flower shop . She said,\r
"" i thought so because i get my flowers from there when i am catering affairs; I RECOGNIZED THE ARTISTRY OF THE FLOWERS and they have beautiful flowers!\r
I don't think this was an accident to find this special flower shop of love. I am grateful to god that i found a shop that not only has great presentation in flower arrangements but a store that has a kind hearted owner like Nic and a great person like Mr. Bakalis to greet and service customers ( like myself) with sincere exemplary custormer service. They make you want to come back . I THINK I WILL BECOME A LIFETIME CUSTOMER . I AM CONVINCED Starbright Florist is the place for me ! \r
Thanks again Nic for everything you have done to make my event an occassion to remember.\r
After doing some research, I decided to use Starbright Floral for my best friend's bridal shower at an NYC restaurant. Just from conversing via email, I had a very good feeling about Nic and his team. Not only was Nic extremely responsive via email (and he wasn't even in the country at the time!), he was also one of the nicest and most helpful people I have ever spoken to in the industry. Even though he was traveling overseas, he made sure that his team took care of my order. The flower arrangements came out absolutely gorgeous, and were what exactly what I had envisioned, no surprises. They were delivered early and were the biggest hit of the bridal shower! Besides the bride, of course :-) I would recommend Nic and his team with 100% confidence to anyone who is looking for a talented, reasonably priced and responsive NYC florist.
My company has been a loyal client of Starbright Floral for over 10 years! There staff is top notch when it comes to service and their arrangements continue to wow us everytime! Nic and his team will go above and beyond to make sure every job is done to perfection and the vendor involved is beyond pleased. I highly recommend them and encourage everyone to use their services and you will understand why they are the most recommended florist in the city!
Kudos to Stephen Faitos and his amazing emsemble of floral artists and designers at Starbright Florist and Flower shop. I wanted a special and unique arrangement for St. Patrick's Day. Thankfully, I came across Starbright's webpage, an amazingly well done and user friendly online service for my floral needs. Wow, and did they ever deliver. It was a masterpiece of pastel green, apple spiced orchids arranged with smooth white river stones. It was perfection; and it was a total hit with the individual who received this hand crafted work of floral art. Thanks so much to everyone at Starbright for making my experience so favorable and fantastic.
I am a 5th grader doing a school project. when I asked for some assistance with my project, Mr. Faitos so kindly accepted the challenge. Even though it was during a stressful time for him, he came through with all the prices that I needed for my project. It was more than I had really hoped for. He was quite detailed in his descriptions and straight forward with the costs. He was kind and thoughtful. I would hope to meet him sometime if my parents ever bring me to New York. \r
I would definately recommend him to everyone.
Nic at Starbright is easy to work with, professional & incredibly generous. Starbright returned again this year as an event sponsor, donating flowers for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Black Tie & Black Jack Casino Night, held this past Saturday (2/26/11) at Capitale in downtown Manhattan. The arrangements and centerpiece were gorgeous, and gave the room an elegant pop of color. We couldn't be more grateful to Nic and his team for helping make our event such a visual success!\r
I would highly recommend and encourage you to order from Nic. Not only is he a great florist, he's always a generous spirit.\r
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
I live in Romania and I wanted to get flowers for my mother birthday in NY.\r
Starbright were wonderful and very helpful and made me feel very important even though it was a small order. \r
They answered all my question, treated me with respect, professionalism and kindness.\r
The flowers arrived on time and looked wonderful! \r
My mother was so happy....!!! \r
Starbright has done more than just bring the flowers....Starbright made us feel close, like there was no ocean betwen us, it was like if I gived the flowers my self to my mother...and she was so happy!!!\r
I strongly recommend them to anyone!!!\r
I am a Starbright client forever....even if I am a small client I know I will receive the best quality services !!! \r
Thank you so much!!!\r