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Dara, "Thank you so much for bringing my vision to life-the flowers are absolutely amazing and I will cherish them forever. Thank you for making everything look picture perfect." All our love, Jess and Josh

posted 11/04/2022

STUNNING FLORALS! Dara was a dream to work with!!! She was so kind and patient with me as I obsessively reached out to her about my ideas / vision. And oh my god did she DELIVER! You could tell that she really put her entire heart into our florals and they were just beyond stunning. I'm tearing up just writing this thinking about how much work she put in and just how beautiful they turned out. We had a vision for our chuppah and she went above and beyond to make it happen. It was such a magical experience to stand under something so gorgeous while we said our vows. I cannot thank her enough for making our wedding so incredibly stunning.

Dara is a seasoned pro. She knows what she's doing. I know when I was initially planning the wedding I got swept away by different florists and their social media pages. However, I strongly recommend not letting those be the only factor when you book your florist. Dara's florals are STUNNING, she is so professional and kind, and she truly goes above and beyond for her clients.

Dara, thank you so much for making our wedding just that much more special. We so greatly appreciate all the hard work and hours you put in for us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Megan & Devin

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"Oh those flowers! Every arrangement from the mason jars to the bouquets,chuppah and centerpieces were exquisite! They were essential to creating a beautiful ambience and we've received many compliments from our guests. Thanks for helping to make it a magical day. "Love, Deb and Owen

Amazing to work with, amazing touches!

Dara and her team were just fabulous to work with! They were professional, dependable, and easy to work with. They added a lot of special touches to our event and it turned out beautifully! Would HIGHLY recommend working with them! Tyler and Erik

Talented floral artist

Dara made the most beautiful floral arrangements for our big day! She's not just a florist, she is truly an artist. She really listened to what my vision was for the day and she really came through, even though I had a pretty specific idea of my color palette. We would recommend Dara to anyone, and her price were very reasonable!

Sent on 09/14/2019  Eddie and Cielo

I worked with Dara for my wedding on 8/10/19 at The Oyster Point Hotel. Everything came out PERFECT! Throughout the whole process Dara was a pleasure to work with. She was able to stay within our budget while making sure we had what we wanted, she returned my calls/emails immediately, and got everything set up for the wedding with plenty of time.
We used her services for our bouquets, centerpieces, ceremony decor, boutonnieres, and corsages - they all turned out beautiful. I would highly recommend Dara to anyone looking for a florist. Kara Morgenstern

Dear Dara, Thank you so much for the outstanding centerpieces and bouquets at our September 13th wedding. They were perfect, and exactly what we had imagined. Everything looked incredibly lovely thanks to your vision! Love, Kimberly and Nick Burke.

Hi Dara, 

We just wanted to tell you how much we absolutely LOVED your work for our wedding yesterday. You took my vision of fall and translated it all into breathtaking bouquets, corsages, centerpieces, the garland and all the small details. Our guests have all said great things as well. You are truly amazing at your craft,  You have helped make my dream come true and cant thank you enough.  

Thank you so much
The new Mr & Mrs LaBega


Dear Dara, Thank you so much for helping our wedding dreams come to life!The flowers were unique and beautiful. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Thankyou! Krista and Dan




    Dear Dara, Thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful flowers you provided for our wedding on October 6th, we loved them! You were right about the bouquets, you did know what we wanted. Thery were even prettier than we could have imagined. The table centerpieces were stunning, very elegant, yet simple. We appreciate all the attention to detail you used throughout the reception area, everything was lovely. We loved how you decorated the ceremony area too. The gazebo and chairs were pretty and natural. Everyone in the bridal party loved their flowers. Many guests commented on how beautiful the boquets and centerpieces were. Thank you again for adding so much to the celebration of our special day. The flowers were perfect! Best Regards, Bryna


    "Dara-I would like to thank you again for all that you did for Emily's wedding. The flowers were absolutely beautiful-and just what she hoped for-even better...Everything held up beautifully and the ceremony flowers at the gazebo looked amazing-i am not sure if you were there to see them during the ceremony. I know that the weather was very hot and it must have been difficult for you to manage all that you did and to keep the flowers looking so lovely. You are amazing and thank you again. nanette

  • Dear Dara, Thank you so much for the magnificent job you did for Sheri and Adam's wedding at Alger House. The bridal bouquet was so incredible. The combinations of flowers were unique and artistic. Actually, all of the centerpieces were so cool-our guests have not stopped raving about the flowers. The chuppah was magical. from the supportive poles to the canopy, it was exactly as we had requested. Dara-you managed to totally capture and convey the unique setting. your talents are unsurpassed, and if this note is "over the top' in terms of enthusiasm, then it is an accurate reflection of our delight in your work. Event the large arrangements were gorgeous and totally in keeping with the mansion-the containers -most unusual-just added to it all. Please feel free to contact us should you require any references. Sincerely Judy Weinstein and family


    Dara, "thank you so much for adding so much beauty to our wedding with your amazing floral arrangements,pommanders and magnificent bouquet! I was so thrilled when I saw them and overwhelmed when I got to Teak. I will definately reccommend you to friends and I will send pictures when we receive them from the photographer. Thanks again! Lindsay and Pete"


    From Kara

       Dara - I just can't thank you enough for everything - people were
    RAVING about the centerpieces and I simply LOVED the table numbers.
    My bouquet was also STUNNING. Thanks again!



    From Emily 

    "Dara! I want to thank you a million times over for the amazing job you did at our wedding. There were nothing but compliments on the flowers and the arrangement of the chinese lanterns! I will without a doubt be recommending you to future brides, and please let me know if you would like me to write a review for you anywhere!"



    Everything was GORGEOUS! The dining room looked amazing. The bell jars were fabulous! LOVED the votives in the trays. Will send you pictures once John sends the proofs.

    Alison wants to preserve her bouquet. Any hints as to how to do that?

    Warmest Regards,
    Kathi R. Evans, Accredited Bridal Consultant (ABC)
    President, All the Best Weddings & Celebrations - a WKE, LLC
    NJ/NY Metro Chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding - Volunteer Director
    SANDALS Certified Sales Specialist - where the luxury is included!



    "We can't begin to thank you enough for the amazing job you did on the flowers. The girls bouquets were so perfect. The thistle was such a beautiful added touch and really brought in part of the Ferguson heritage. When we walked in The Mill, your arrangements took our breath away. We can never truly thank you enough for listening to all we wanted and what was so important to us to make our day so special. There were some arrangements left as well as the sprays on the stairs. I took them on Saturday to a nursing home and decorated their cafeteria. Your gorgeous flowers brought such sweet smiles to everyone having lunch. To some flowers are an after thought or an unimportant part of a wedding. To our family, flowers are as vital as breathing. Thanks to you we all breathed so sweetly. Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. Love, The Bordfelds"


    Marilyn Grad

    Dear Dara,

    Just want to tell you that you did an absolutely perfect job and I couldn’t have been happier! You truly captured the “look and feel” I wanted in the room. Thank you so much. 

    Best regards,
    Marilyn Grad


    "Dear Dara, Ken and I want to thank you for all the work you did in making the flowers for our wedding beautiful. Our carnival theme came to life and I was blown away at the bright colors and arrangement. It was great having you as a florist because I knew from our first meeting I could put my full trust and faith in you and be absolutely satisfied in the end. Your ideas were instrumental in helping Ken and I bring our carnival themed vision to life. The ceremony space, reception space and bouquets were exactly what we wanted. You are truly talented at what you do and a pleasure to work with. All the best, Dana and Ken Pape"

  •  "Hi Dara,
    Sorry about being a little late, but I wanted to thank you for center pieces you prepared for my in-laws 50th anniversary party, they were absolutely beautiful and everyone at the party commented on them.  In fact, they were arguing about who was going to take one home.  Thank you again."
    Jeff Thomas


"Hi Dara! I just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful job on the flowers, they were the most beautiful bouquets I have seen and got many compliments on them!"

 The party was a total hit. The centerpiece was fabulous and amazing.  The birthday girl cried and said it was going into her DIVA room in  her house.
 Many, many thanks for your extraordinary work.




  From Kim


  Dear Dara, Thank you for everything you did to make our wedding day perfect! The flowers were beautiful! I loved how I stated what I was thinking and you knew exactly what I meant! The favorite was my bouquet! Thank you so much for your kindness and calm during the planning! Kim and Ryan




Dara is amazing!! She did a beautiful job for our fall wedding. Her ideas were perfect. We gave her some of our ideas and she took off with them. Everything came out just perfect from our bouquets to centerpieces!!! Thank you, Dara for your beautiful work!!! I highly recommend Dara for your wedding! Kelly & Dave Kraus


  • Wedding: 10/05/2014


HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! I cannot come up with enough positive words for Dara! I came to Dara about 2 months before my wedding because my original florist bailed on me, (via text). I was a flustered nervous bride and Dara was just what the wedding gods ordered. Her work is BEAUTIFUL! Dara responded to my contact right away and reassured me that no matter what we would make things work for my wedding. I met with her at her home office and I felt so COMFORTABLE and welcomed! We talked for about an hour and she was so interested in my style and the feel I wanted for the wedding. She helped me figure out exactly what would work for my venue and my style. Very FLEXIBLE with a budget, something tough to find in Monmouth County. Changes were made literally up until the day before my wedding and all Dara would say is "you do not worry a thing about your flowers for your wedding day!". And boy was she right!! The moment I saw the bouquets I cried! They were EXACTLY what I pictured. That was nothing compared to the centerpieces. My ballroom was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!! Dara knew exactly what I wanted and did the job efficiently and with confidence! I cried again!! As you can tell I cannot say enough WONDERFUL things!! Thank you Dara!!!


  • Wedding: 09/26/2014 Alexis




I met Dara at a Bridal Show and am so happy that I did. I liked her right away so I decided to schedule an appointment. We met at her home office, which was adorable. Her peaceful gentle nature put me at ease. She made the whole process so simple for me. She had great suggestions and it felt like she was in my head, seeing just what I was envisioning. She was so good about working with my budget and had an estimate to me the next morning that was spot on. 
She was there bright and early setting up on the day of my wedding. I walked in to the venue and the centerpieces and my bouquet took my breath away. The flowers really are my favorite part of the whole day! I couldn't have asked for anything more! It was just beautiful!


  • Wedding: 09/06/2014 Kristy


Dara created the most beautiful table arrangements for our wedding celebration at The Mill on 5/30/15. I told her my budget and a few ideas I had and she did the rest. I know I got far more for my money with Dara than I would have gotten from other vendors I talked to. It took my breath away when I saw how beautiful her arrangements made the room look. Every wedding vendor should be as great and easy to work with as Dara. I highly recommend Dara - you will not be disappointed!!! Joanne

Dara was the first vendor I booked. I loved her work shown on her website, and felt she would make a great fit to our style. Dara was very responsive to my ideas and offered suggestions as well. She clearly knows her stuff, from look and feel of the flower arrangements to time lines needing to be kept, etc... Dara was quite lovely to work with and her pricing was more then reasonable. I would suggest any friend/family member to use Designs by Dara for any occasion that calls for flower arrangements! users know a little more about you. Christine

Dara was a great help in preparing my floral arrangement for my wedding. She took everything we discussed in our consultation and the result was simply beautiful. If you are looking for something unique and creative, seek out Dara!
Can't thank you enough for your help! Malia 6/5/15

Hi Dara, I loved my flowers and everyone else did too! Thank-you so much. I really appreciate it. You made my day memorable. Can't wait to have another event and have you there.

Mrs. D'Andra Landry  12/11/15

Dara, We absolutely loved the flowers at our wedding! The centerpieces,bouquets, boutonnieres were all perfect and your flexibility when we moved our ceremony indoors was greatly appreciated. We were so happy that you made our day so easy and I will recommend you to everyone! Love, Zac and Steph

Dara, Thank you so much for being a memorable part of our wedding! You did an amazing job with decorationg the wedding ceremony garden. All of the bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres looked great! I also loved how the reception centerpieces turned out! You did an excellent job bringing our talks into reality! Thank you so much! Love, Jess and Kyle 

Dara, Thank you so much for putting together such gorgeous flowers for our wedding! I've heard stories and was prepared to have something a little different than we discussed, gut when you delivered them they were perfect!The poinsettias at The Mill were lovely! We were both so happy! I will definitely refer you to others! Cortney and Colin 

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