"Thank you so much for everything, Shelby. The flowers were beautiful and you brought to life the vision I had in my head perfectly. Thanks again."
Bride and Groom, November 1, 2014 Wedding
"Thank you for your incredible work. The flowers were absolutely perfect and you were such a pleasure to work with! I appreciate the time you devoted to working with us so that we could stay within our budget. The alternatives you offered met our budget without sacrificing quality...Know that I will certainly recommend you to my friends and family!"
Mother of the Bride, October 18, 2014 Wedding
"Thank you again for everything - I was overjoyed when I saw the reception space - I wish I could have a case of the low flowers everyday in our home!!! My sister also made me a small album while we were away, and on the front were my flowers - I loved them sooooo much!!!! Everything was truly amazing! (The Groom) and I are tackling thank yous and reviews this weekend, and I would be MORE than happy to write you a glowing review on the Knot, Weddingwire, and anywhere else I possibly can!!! Thank you again for everything!!! You're the best!!!!!"
Bride, September 27, 2014 Wedding
"I was sitting on my couch last night and suddenly realized that I had never emailed you to thank you for the flowers and to tell you how beautiful everything was. As I think we mentioned to you, we moved to Edinburgh two days after the wedding so I'm just now getting caught up on some of the wedding follow up. Thanks again for all your help and for the beautiful flowers."
Bride, September 6, 2014 Wedding
"We used Sweet Pea for both our rehearsal dinner florals, as well as our wedding and Shelby's work exceeded our expectations for both events. Shelby is truly talented and her floral arrangements are amazingly artistic. I had a vision for both the rehearsal and the wedding and Shelby listened to everything that I said carefully and made my vision come to life. Shelby is truly a pleasure to work with and if you are looking for a florist in the Philadelphia area, definitely choose Sweet Pea for a wonderful, stress free planning experience! "
Bride's review in Wedding Wire, August 23, 2014 Wedding featured on Borrowed&Blue
"I wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job on the rehearsal flowers last night! The centerpieces and table numbers were even more beautiful than I had envisioned and were exactly what I wanted. You are so talented and I am so excited to see your work today! Thank you!"
Bride, August 22, 2014 Rehearsal Dinner
"The flowers were exquisite, and it was a pleasure working with you. Many thanks."
Mother of the Bride, May 25, 2014 Wedding
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping make our wedding unbelievably perfect!! Everything looked amazing and our guests couldn't stop complimenting the flowers and decorations. We really appreciate everything you did for us!"
Bride and Groom, August 24, 2013 Wedding
"Thank you for your beautiful flowers. All my guests loved the flowers for my son's rehearsal dinner. The Wedding flowers were absolutely perfect."
Mother of the Groom, August 2, 2013 Rehearsal Dinner / August 3, 2013 Wedding
"I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know the flowers you did for the wedding were PERFECT! The flowers, colors, and set up exceeded the expectations of the bride and they truly brought the venue to life! I wish you could have been there to hear the amazing comments on the flowers. Thank you for helping to make their day exactly what they wanted!"
Mother of the Groom, June 8, 2013 Wedding
"Thank you Shelby for everything. I still can't get over how beautiful the flowers were."
Bride, June 8, 2013 Wedding
"Thanks for making our wedding so beautiful! It was a pleasure working with you."
Bride and Groom, June 9th, 2012 Wedding
"(My husband), my parents and I wanted to thank you for doing such an amazing job for our wedding. You were so great to work with, which we already knew since you did my sister's wedding! Everything looked perfect and was exactly what we wanted!! It was magical. You took what we talked about and ran with it and it was exactly how we dreamed it would be. We loved everything!! Thank you for helping to make our wedding so memorable."
Bride, December 10, 2011 Wedding
"Shelby of Sweet Pea did the florals for my October 29, 2011 wedding. We have had so many positive comments about the florals, and I was thrilled with Shelby (particularly my bouquet!). She also did the table runner for our head table. I met with her many months before my wedding, and booked her on the spot. She immediately got my style and pulled through on our wedding day despite the blizzard conditions. She is very easy to work with and had great suggestions about the overall style and feel of the event, and helped me narrow down my reception look, patiently working with me for several hours a couple of weeks before the wedding. Highly recommended!"
Bride, October 29, 2011 Wedding
"Thank you so much for the incredible job you did with the flowers! They were absolutely stunning and worlds beyond anything I could have imagined. You really listened to my preferences and took the time to fully understand exactly the type of flowers I was looking for. I was so impressed with everything."
Bride, April 9, 2011 Wedding
"Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into the flowers for our wedding at The Racquet Club. They were so beautiful! It was all so wonderful and stress-free. The absolute best! Thanks again for making our day so pretty."
Bride and Groom, March 26, 2011 Wedding
"Shelby was the most patient, understanding vendor, providing much needed guidance during the planning process. She not only listened while my parents and I tried to figure out what we wanted (out loud), but she also gave great advice on small details that we wouldn't have thought of on our own...She turned out to be much more than our floral designer and instead, an overall wedding consultant. And the flowers were absolutely gorgeous!! Exactly what we wanted - fresh, elegant and modern. I would highly recommend Shelby and Sweet Pea to any Philadelphia area brides."
Bride's review in Wedding Wire, November 13, 2010 Wedding
"(The Mother of the Bride) and I want to let you know how BEAUTIFUL we thought the flowers were for the wedding and the reception. Very understated, very elegant, very romantic. We gathered up some of the table arrangements and brought them home for a little gathering of family and friends that we had here on Sunday, and they were so wonderful and such nice reminders of the special and sacred wedding! We also had many guests take flowers with them. They were way too nice to not be enjoyed longer. Thanks so much for helping to make (the Bride's) wedding so special!"
Father of the Bride, October 23, 2010 Wedding
"I just want to add my grateful thanks for the beautiful work you did on the flowers for (the Bride's) wedding. The apricot roses, and the little touch of Orange (Asclepsia) were exquisite, and wonderful for the season...The total effect could not have been lovelier."
Mother of the Bride, October 23, 2010 Wedding
"Thank you so much for all of the beautiful flowers you arranged for our wedding on September 24th. I can't tell you how many compliments we received on my bouquet, the centerpieces, and the entrance table arrangement. In fact, we still have one of the dressed ferns in our house! We appreciated all of your hard work and creativity and will definitely recommend Sweet Pea to friends and family! Thank you again and we hope to work with again in the future."
Bride, September 24, 2010 Wedding
"The flowers were perfect - everyone thought they were beautiful. Thank you for your artistry."
Mother of the Groom, November 5, 2009 Rehearsal Dinner and November 6, 2009 Wedding
"Thank you so much for the amazingly beautiful flowers. I knew I would be so happy putting 100% trust in you. You are such a wonderful florist and artist. Everyone was so amazed and I really could not have been happier. Everything was so perfect!!"
Bride, June 27, 2009 Wedding
"Wow! Your flower creations were absolutely beautiful at our wedding. We received so many compliments! Also appreciate your professionalism from start to finish. Hiring you and your team gave me peace of mind and one less thing to worry about. Thanks again!"
Bride, May 9, 2009 Wedding
"Thank you so much for the beautiful arrangements for our September 6, 2008 wedding at the Down Town Club. Even though I can't name most of the flowers you used, they were exactly what I wanted! I went to you with my favorite colors and a request for something more eclectic than traditional. Somehow you translated those meager instructions into the lovely bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces. I felt that you captured my aesthetic perfectly. Moreover, you were exceptionally easy to work with. I appreciated how you helped me stay within my budget...I am looking forward to getting my wedding photographs so that I can continue to remember and admire your excellent taste and work."
Bride, September 6, 2008 Wedding
"I wanted to let you know how very pleased my husband and I were with all your work in organizing and arranging the beautiful floral arrangements for [the Bride's] wedding at the Physick House. It was so easy to see how hard you labored and how beautifully creative you were with all the arrangements. All one had to do is look at your work. Working with you was a pleasure and from the first time [we] met you we felt comfortable with your vision and your ideas in making everything look so beautiful for [the Bride]. I realize that the flowers last only a few days...but the memories you created for [the Bride and Groom] will last a lifetime. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart."
Mother of the Bride, June 28, 2008 Wedding
"I just wanted to let you know that we really, really liked the flower arrangements you did for our luncheon at the Physick House today. They were just beautiful, and were perfect to the setting and occasion. Thanks loads for your terrific service too."
Mother, June 7, 2008 Bar Mitzvah Luncheon
"I want to thank you so much for the flowers and chuppah. I loved it all and there were great compliments from guests. I really appreciated working with a professional like you. You were always responsive and gave me great faith in the work you would do. You helped make our wedding a day we will never forget!"
Bride, May 31, 2008 Wedding
"I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your hard work! Everything was truly perfect and we got compliments all night about how gorgeous the flowers and everything looked! I can't thank you enough. The centerpieces were unique and even more beautiful than I could have imagined. The way you tied all the elements together was truly breath-taking. The bouquets were so lovely! And the chuppah was so perfect and elegant - the flowers and colors you chose were so beautiful. You really made our wedding so special! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Bride, September 8, 2007 Wedding
"Thank you for the beautiful bouquets and flower arrangements you created for my wedding. Everything was absolutely perfect and they were beyond my imagination. I LOVED everything. I could not have asked for anything more, from the arrangements at [the church] down to the flowers on the cake. Everyone at the wedding was commenting on how the flowers were the most exquisite they've ever seen at a wedding. I will highly recommend you and Sweet Pea to anyone getting married in the Philadelphia area!"
Bride, June 2, 2007 Wedding
"We just wanted to thank you for the beautiful flowers yesterday. They were exactly as we had talked about, and worked perfectly with the rest of the decor. The chuppah was really special and we loved the way it looked in the room."
Bride and Groom, May 26, 2007 Wedding
"Thank you for doing such a beautiful job with the flowers for our wedding! The flowers were gorgeous and the presentation looked amazing! Thank you so much for all your hard work! The flowers were perfect!"
Bride, May 19, 2007 Wedding
“I wanted to let you know that we couldn't have been happier with how the flowers turned out for the wedding. They were truly beautiful! You made it easy for us because you really listened to our vague ideas and came up with great concrete ideas that were right in line with what we wanted. You were also a pleasure to work with. I think I told you that I had met with several florists before you. I found them all to be the high-pressure sales types who only got back to us with obscene quotes after we called them to remind them. It was a relief to find someone down-to-earth whose taste, style and skill we could trust and who was extremely reliable and competent (always returning calls and making calls to remind us of appointments, etc.). If you ever need a glowing reference, I'd be more than happy to provide one!”
Bride, July 1, 2006 Wedding
“Many thanks for the beautiful flowers on May 6th. They were really gorgeous - I loved the arch in particular but everything else was beautiful too. You did exactly what we had hoped for and I really appreciate how quickly you pulled all of the arrangements together for us. Any time we need flowers again, you'll be the first to know!"
Bride, May 6, 2006 Wedding
“It was truly beautiful. And everything we wanted it to be. Thank you for your creativity, for your care and support, for your uncanny ability to translate so artistically the tone that we wanted to suggest, for your hard work, and for your skill in being so calm in the face of what could have been so chaotic. You are a truly talented designer. You understood the assets of the Bellevue's beautiful rooms and balanced them against the very definite ideas of the bride and groom (and their parents) to create a setting that [the bride] said was beyond her dreams. Most important to me was how you listened to [the bride and groom] and understood what they wanted and then created the most glorious backdrops for two very challenging weddings. Actually, the word “backdrops” does not do justice to your designs and execution. [My husband] and I are truly grateful to you for all the hard work you did. It meant a lot to us to have had your professionalism, creativity and good wishes with us for the entire weekend. The only thing left to say besides thank you again is that it was perfect!”
Mother of the Bride, December 3, 2005 Wedding and December 4, 2005 Wedding
“I just want to thank you for doing such a perfect job on my wedding. I loved everything especially the Chuppah (which looked so magical) and my bouquet which was exactly what I had envisioned. [The groom] also loved his boutonniere and got a lot of compliments on how original and hip it was. The material over the table linens that you suggested also looked great. Everything was beautiful and I just wanted to let you know how nice it was to be so pleasantly surprised by the flowers on my wedding day. Since we only spoke by phone there was a lot of blind trust involved and you made it all very easy.”
Bride, October 9, 2005 Wedding
“The flowers were magnificent! Everyone wanted to know the name of the florist. It was a pleasure to meet you and to work alongside my daughter and granddaughter with you. I look forward to the next occasion that calls for wonderful flowers.”
Grandmother, June 18, 2005, Bat Mitzvah
“[My husband] and I wanted to thank you for the beautiful flower arrangements that you created for our wedding. Everything was perfect from the bouquets and boutonnieres to the table arrangements. To this day people still tell us about what an incredible masterpiece the flowers on the chuppah were. We feel the same, which is why we are including a picture of us under the chuppah. Thank you again for everything.”
Bride, July 3, 2004 Wedding
“My husband and I were so pleased with the elegant and beautiful flower arrangements you created for our daughter Susan's wedding at the Ritz-Carlton. When we came down the aisle and I saw what you had created for the first time, I was so delighted that you had picked up on our desires and transposed them into a garden of earthly delights. The chuppah was so beautiful and created the perfect background for [the couple]. It looked lovely after the ceremony as the setting for the wedding cake. I particularly enjoyed the gorgeous roses you found I loved their size and the change of color from the inside to the outside of each petal. All of our phone callers after the wedding mentioned the beauty of the flowers. It wasn't until I saw the photos after the event, that I could fully appreciate your creative efforts. The place card table was magnificent; both the cloth you selected and the flower arrangement were spectacular. It was a pleasure working with you. I valued your low-key approach and your wonderful talent in selecting and arranging unusual flowers. The fruits were the perfect accesory to the flowers in the centerpieces.”
Mother of the Bride, November 8, 2003 Wedding
“It is with the greatest of pleasure that I write to thank you for the extraordinary flower arrangements you provided for the reception and dinner at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, July 19, 2003. The response from the Philadelphia Museum staff as well as many guests upon seeing the arrangements was, “These are the most beautiful and fragrant arrangements I've seen. The flowers match the linens perfectly.” I could not agree more. Your distinctive style and savoir-faire with flowers, colors, and arrangings set a tone of casual elegance. Guests eagerly accepted when invited to take an arrangement home. It was a pleasure, as always, to work with you. With such a large event, your advice, patience with last minute changes, tireless efforts, and timeliness were very much appreciated. I look forward to working with you in the future.”
Assistant to the Director, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
“Your flower arrangements were spectacular! Everyone talked about them. They were mentioned in notes we got afterward and some people who took them home sent pictures of them on their tables!”
Client, June 14, 2003, 20th Anniversary Party
“Just wanted to express our appreciation on the incredible floral arrangements you made for our ceremony and reception. Although the day is a blur from all the excitement, I will always remember how beautiful the flowers were, which many complimented on. Not only were the flower arrangements perfect, working with you was a complete pleasure.”
Bride, November 23, 2002 Wedding
“Thank you so, so much for the wonderful job you did with the flowers. As you know we had trouble finding the right florist. Thank goodness we found you! Not only was your crew efficient and incredibly professional but the arrangements were even more lovely than I could have hoped. When I came into the room for the first time time and saw the chuppah, I burst into tears because it was so beautiful! Words can't describe how touched I was by that display. The flower girl balls were beautiful and my bouquet was the best. The flowers really gave the event that extra elegant touch. And nothing felt too formal which is exactly what I wanted.”
Bride, July 21, 2001 Wedding
“I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work, effort and energy that you put forth for our wedding. The room was just magnificent. I really appreciated all your running around, phone calls and planning. It was a real pleasure working with you. I also got great compliments on the personal flowers as well. Thank you again for everything.”
Mother of the Bride, July 22, 2000 Wedding