Eric sent me an article from CNN this morning about a woman who is suing her florist because he provided light pink hydrangeas when she asked for rust-colored ones. Nevermind that she payed way too much for her flowers ($27,000?), but I understand how she feels.
The florist we hired for our wedding gave me nothing but trouble from the start, but my mom insisted on using him because “other people” had used him at Medinah. His comminication was awful and I swear he wasn’t even listening to us when we clearly described what we had in mind.
Our centerpieces were a pale replication of what we asked (and paid) for but my one main stipulation was no pink. Anywhere. I wanted bright, primary colors only (my bouquet was a red, orange, yellow gradation of gerberas, bi-colored roses, and freesia).
My first disappointment was the fact that he used large stephanotis flowers in my headpiece instead of the delicate jasmine I requested. It looked absolutely nothing like I had imagined even though I managed to twist it into a better shape (he had the flowers sticking up at odd angles). I was not happy.
Fast forward to the ceremony where what did I see in the entrance archway? Pink roses! After I specifically said, no pink! I highly doubt that most people noticed/cared but Eric certainly did. It didn’t ruin the look of our wedding or cause me great emotional pain worthy of a $400,000 restitution, but I am certainly never going to recommend this guy to anyone, ever.