ELEGANT, EXPERIENCED, ROMANTIC, LUSH, SOPHISTICATED, UNUSUAL, EXCEPTIONAL
As Sayles Livingston’s past clients will attest, she takes every detail of your wedding décor very seriously. Using florals, fabrics, lighting and other props, Sayles and her team of designers can create the aesthetic you have always dreamed about for your wedding. You will find Sayles’ work artistic, unusual and sophisticated. Furthermore, Sayles herself is highly experienced, caring and attentive. Not only can you trust Sayles to interpret your needs and desires, but Sayles and her team will exceed your expectations. There is no doubt that Sayles Livingston Flowers will give you the very best quality on a better budget!
Sayles Livingston and her team of designers have been providing décor for private and corporate events for over 15 years; they can transform any space into an extraordinary venue for entertaining. Sayles is incredibly professional and always shows meticulous attention to detail. Her taste is impeccable and her business practices are efficient and highly dependable.
Sayles Livingston Flowers provides floral decoration and décor for any size event, from small intimate gatherings to large, elaborate weddings or corporate events. Sayles Livingston’s highest priority is to make each event “a one-of-a kind” experience. Sayles and her team work with all kinds of budgets and can accommodate everything from extravagant ceremonies to simple celebrations.
Sayles Livingston Flowers is not limited to just floral designs. The team from Sayles Livingston Flowers can help you plan the entire décor of your wedding from linen choices, to lighting design, to the use of other props and flowers. Sayles Livingston Flowers has a wide selection of items available for rental. If they don't have something you need, they will find it for you!
Sayles personally selects all the flowers that she uses, paying special attention to quality and consistently searching for unusual varieties and colors. Sayles Livingston Flowers supports local growers by using seasonal flowers and plants whenever possible. Sayles strives to consistently invent new ideas and concepts.
Sayles and her team will travel as far as Boston, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and beyond, but the majority of their jobs take place in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod.
The team of Sayles Livingston Flowers is selective about the number of events that they will service on any given weekend. Sayles Livingston Flowers employs a staff of talented people to help install and manage your event design.
Sayles Livingston of Sayles Livingston Flowers strongly encourages potential clients to make an appointment to meet her. Sayles meets all of her clients herself; please give her a call to set up an initial consultation. Planning a wedding or event can be stressful and time consuming. It is important to hire people that you can depend on. Sayles’ clients find her attentive and yet relaxed. She offers a free initial consultation followed by a written proposal for your event design and flowers. This initial consultation will also give you a chance to look at her portfolio, meet her to see if you like her style, and to discuss your ideas and vision for your wedding.
The event design business is a thoroughly personalized one. Each event is priced individually and each wedding is different from the next. Pricing of floral designs and event decoration depends completely upon the season, the variety of flowers, the style of arrangements, the size of the event and how elaborate it is. Sayles usually tells her clients to expect to spend between 10-20% of their overall budget on the decorations for the wedding. If the decoration budget includes linen rental and extensive transformations to a space, expect to pay more than 20%. Sayles does find it is helpful if people have considered their budget ahead of time and are honest and clear about it from the beginning.
Specializing in Wedding and Event Design and Unusual Arrangements.
Sayles Livingston of Sayles Livingston Flowers has developed an excellent reputation as one of the best designers in Southern New England; Sayles Livingston and her team of designers are known for their innovative, yet classic and tasteful creations. Sayles is detail oriented and resourceful with exceptional design skills and aesthetic proficiency. She has been working in the wedding and event industry for over 15 years. By way of her horticultural and business background, she provides a rare combination of extremely professional customer service along with the perspective of a trained horticulturalist and the creativity of an artist. Her designs have been featured in over 30 National magazines and National television shows and have won numerous awards.
“Sayles works closely with every client to create a romantic, distinctive, elegant atmosphere; every wedding is thoroughly personalized.”
“Sayles’ style ranges from simple and elegant, to lush, natural and romantic, to modern and innovative.”
"Sayles treats all weddings and events with utmost care and attention to detail."
“Sayles is flexible, responsive and accessible to her clients.”
“Sayles is honest and straightforward.”
“Sayles and her team can coordinate all your decorating needs.”
“Sayles has a wonderfully relaxed style combined with true professionalism”
“Sayles and her company deliver the very best quality at a great price!”
As an undergraduate at Brown University, Sayles Livingston studied Education, Plant Sciences and Creative Arts; she received a Masters degree in Plant Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. Sayles Livingston Flowers began as a garden design and maintenance business as well as a field cut flower business. Simultaneously, Sayles owned and operated a wholesale greenhouse with her husband. At one point, a friend who admired Sayles’ garden designs asked her to arrange the flowers for her wedding. Sayles not only enjoyed the experience but also realized that she had an inherent ability to put flowers together and soon gave up all other business pursuits. More than fifteen years later, she designs, decorates and creates flower arrangements for weddings and events of all sizes.
Sayles lives in Little Compton, Rhode Island with her husband, 3 sons, and daughter. Other than her passion for flowers, horticulture, gardening, and of course, her family, Sayles loves creative writing, interior design, running, hiking, sailing and traveling.
2009 Southern New England Weddings
2009 RI mOnthly Bride
2009 LaBella Bride
Elegant Bride Magazine Spring, 2008
Town and Country Magazine January, 2008
Sayles Livingston Flowers' designs used in the movie “ Dan in Real Life ” Released 2007
Grace Ormond Wedding Style New England 2008
Southern New England Weddings 2008
Newport Weddings 2008
Southern New England Weddings 2007
Inside Weddings Summer, 2007
East Bay Living Weddings 2007
Celebrity Hairstyles Summer 2007
The Knot Website “Real Weddings ” 2007 (A wedding featured with work by Sayles Livingston Flowers)
The Knot Website “Real Weddings ” 2006 (A wedding featured with work by Sayles Livingston Flowers)
“The Knot Boston Magazine” Spring/Summer, 2007
Sayles Livingston Flowers won “ The Knot Best of Weddings 2007”
La Bella Bride 2007
Newport Weddings 2007
Southern New England Weddings 2006
Southern New England Weddings 2005
Flowers shown on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" January, 2006
Flowers featured on TLCs “A Wedding Story” 2007 and 2004
“Best of Rhode Island” 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 – Covers only
InStyle Weddings 2005
Grace Ormonde Marriage 2005
Southern NE Weddings 2005
Newport Wedding Guide 2005
Southern NE Weddings 2004
Sayles Livingston Flowers Best of Rhode Island 2004
Newport Wedding Guide 2004
Rhode Island Monthly Bride 2004
Southern NE Weddings 2003
RI Monthly Bride 2003
Country Living March 2003
Sayles Livingston Flowers Best of Rhode Island 2003
Southern NE Weddings 2002
"Success Stories" Autumn 2002
Sayles Livingston Flowers Best of Rhode Island 2002
Bride's February-March 2002
Elegant Bride Winter 2001
Southern NE Weddings 2001
Southern NE Wedding Guide 2000
Caroline, Newport, RI (2009)
"Thank you for creating absolutely stunning flower arrangements for my wedding. Everything was perfect- from the bouquet to the wreaths on our chairs. You had every detail designed the way I had envisioned! The photographer even said that the dining room was one of the most elegantly decorated he had ever seen!! Thank you so very much!"
Gabi & Joe, Newport, RI (2009)
"I've been meaning to tell you - for AGES! - just how wonderful the flowers were for the wedding. The flowers looked amazing!! They were stunning!! Absolutely stunning! And we are forever receiving complements on your work. The centerpieces, especially, stick in peoples' minds! Thank you, so much, for all of your creativity and patience and your wonderful demeanor! You were such a joy to work with! We couldn't have been happier with the arrangements! We will be eager and elated to recommend you to anyone we know who needs a florist! All the best, and our sincerest thanks!"
Mary, Newport, RI (2009)
"I just wanted to acknowledge the magnificent work you did in designing the floral arrangements for Caroline’s wedding at NYYC. You made the club look totally elegant and magical, completely understood Caroline’s 'vision' and executed it perfectly. So many people commented on the beauty and elegance of your work. Thank you again for helping us to make this such a memorable occasion! "
Terry, Newport, RI (2008)
"Your flowers took our breath away. When the bouquets arrived, the pre-ceremony jitters disappeared as a big smile appeared on Carlye's face and a sense of calm settled on us all. We had responded to your website and a telephone inquiry, and you were the first flower designer we interviewed. After our initial meeting, Carlye turned to me and said, "I really like Sayles...she gets it...I don't think we should meet with anyone else" (and we didn't.) You promised and delivered lush, elegant and classic arrangements that were magnificent in every way: abundance and variety of flowers, the highest quality I have ever seen with beautiful artistic design. Everyone in turn responded to your arrangements. The Pastor who married them said there had never been such beautiful flowers in the chapel, capturing the vibrant blues, greens and purples of the stained glass windows. The little pails tied on the pews were a favorite of many who were inspired to try to replicate them as small gifts. The centerpieces at the reception stole the show, which is no small feat in the Astors' Ballroom. We used those arrangements again the following morning when we hosted a brunch. They were just as stunning on light blue tablecloths in that more rustic setting. Afterwards, we gave many away and our guests have been telling me how they continue to break down the arrangements making smaller ones as the blossoms fade. In fact, it is now 11 days later and I am still enjoying some of the hydrangea, freesia and lisianthus, for which I have a new-found appreciation. We couldn't be more pleased. Many thanks and I hope we will work with you again when my younger daughter marries. Best Wishes! "
Joyce, Newport, RI (2008)
"The flowers were magnificent! Everyone wanted to know who had done them. We couldn't have asked for more. The wreaths on the church doors were beautiful; the altar pieces exquisite, the candles on the aisle and the pew decorations were charming. The centerpieces were absolutely beautiful. The flowers were gorgeous! The display in the foyer was the talk of the night. Sayles, you truly do a magnificent job. It was so hard for me to envision what this was going to look like without seeing it ahead of time but all my anxiety was for naught. I will and already have recommended you without reservation to anyone who is in need of floral services. Thank you so much! "
Beth, Newport, RI (2008)
"I hugely apologize for taking so long in sending this note to you. (My hubby and I have been traveling quite a bit since the wedding so we're very behind on all of our correspondence.) I really can't thank you enough for creating such beautiful flower arrangements for our wedding. I don't think I'll ever forget the scent of my bouquet and how gorgeous it was! It was just so stunning. Truly, every single arrangement you made turned out as how we'd discussed and envisioned them during our first meeting. The proof is in the photos. Thank you again... and I wish you all the best. "
Barbara, Little Compton, RI (2008)
"Thank you, thank you, for an outstanding job in creating such a spectacular look inside the tent!!!!! the flowers were unforgettable and they (YOU) have received so many compliments. they made the tent come alive and they were truly beautiful and creative. we loved all of your touches. and again, thank you for all that you did to help make the evening so incredibly beautiful! "
Patsy, Newport, RI (2008)
"We were so extremely pleased with the beautiful job that you did for us on Saturday!!! You wouldn't believe the compliments that you received. And they all belonged to you; all. Even the chuppah was magnificent. Imanuel's (groom) parents were impressed with the chuppah being made from birch. Natasha and the bridesmaid's flowers were gorgeous. It was exactly what she wanted. So, thank you so very much for a wonderful, wonderful job. There was nothing that we were disappointed with!"
Laurie, Newport, RI (2008)
"You are brilliant. Neilly's graduation party was absolutely perfect. The flowers were truly magnificent, and the setting you were able to create with the furniture and candlelight was stunning. It was all that Neilly had hoped for, and more. Everyone was raving about the flowers!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! "
Carol, Newport, RI (2008)
"Thank you so very much for the gorgeous flowers you provided for Suzanne's wedding. The arrangements were the most beautiful I've ever seen. So many guests commented on the elegance and beauty of the flowers and asked who the florist was. The trellis looked amazing for the wedding ceremony, as did Suzanne's bouquet and the bouquets of the bridesmaids. You really got the colors right - very impressive, what with that shade of pink/red being so unique. Everything at Castle Hill was wonderful but the flowers really set the tone for the celebration. The tent looked amazing with the centerpieces and candles. The arrangement for the card table was absolutely stunning. Again, thank you Sayles for all you did to make the wedding so special and beautiful. "
Nancy, Newport, RI (2008)
"The colors. The presentation. The artistry. The room was transformed into a wonderland. My breath was taken away. Sarah and Chad were given a gift by you that will not only be preserved in photos but in their minds. Our guests were also given this gift. Thank you for listening to us. HEARING our VISION. Very gratefully yours!"
Sarah, Newport, RI (2008)
"I just wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you for everything. The wedding flowers were gorgeous, I loved them. The bouquets were absolutely beautiful, just how I pictured them, and all of the centerpieces were perfect. Everyone was complimenting the flowers all night! Ooh, and I loved the ceremony arrangements. I will absolutely recommend you to future clients and friends who end up getting married in the RI, Boston, and even NY area. Thanks again!"
Maya and Aaron, Westport, MA (2008)
"Aaron and I wanted to express our deepest gratitude for all your hard work and effort that went into those beautiful flower arrangements! Everyone stopped me all night at the reception to say they were exquisite! When I walked into the chapel and reception it was more that we ever dreamed of. You were so great to work with, whether helping me pick the paper lantern colors, to several email exchanges over changes and additions, you always helped me figure it out in calm and collected demeanor! We REALLY, REALLY appreciate how special you made our wedding!"
Heidi, Newport, RI (2007)
"I do not even know where to begin but I will start with Thank you. I absolutely loved all the flowers you did for my wedding. I especially loved my bouquet. Everyone commented on the flowers and said how beautiful and lovely they were. The centerpieces we great and many people said how they loved the change in color scheme in the ballroom to a more dramatic look. Thank you so so much. I truly cannot put into words how thrilled I was with your work. And my bouquet was everything I envisioned...simple, classy, elegant, gorgeous and was completely fit my style and personality (which my best friends and bridesmaid all said because they know me so well) so I felt like myself holding them. My bridesmaid also all loved their flowers too (as did I). Thank you again! "
The Wyman/ Betts families and friends, Bristol, RI (2007)
"A million thank yous for your wonderful work. We were so pleased with all the floral arrangements from the men’s' boutonnières, to the arbor, to the table centerpieces, the buckets, the large arrangement on the gift table, and our bouquets. Guests were in awe when they saw the barn decorated with candlelight and green table cloths; and the flowers, so perfect for the setting. It all created such a welcoming setting for our families and friends. Everyone had an incredibly fun, wonderful time. We thank you for not only your services of providing wonderful floral arrangements. We thank you for being accessible, offering us your ideas and knowledgeable advice, responding to emails quickly and cheerfully and for being a joy as well as "a pro" to work with. You truly helped us set the stage we wanted for a great party. It turned out even better than we had hoped it would. All the best to you and your staff. Please thank them for us as well. "
Winnie, Watch Hill RI (2007)
"I have not had a chance to sit down at my computer before now and have wanted to write you ever since I first walked into the club and saw the incredible flowers everywhere!!!! The magic you created was absolutely PERFECT!!!!! As you know, I LOVE flowers and agree with you that they make a wedding and this wedding they indeed made FABULOUS!!!! I can't thank you enough for your patience throughout the planning process. I just wish you could have seen the radiantly happy bride as she simply floated through the entire weekend. And how blessed were we with such picture perfect weather!!!! I made sure I gave away as many arrangements as I could so that your wonderful creations would be enjoyed beyond Sat. night and of course I saved a couple for us here at our house. Many, many thanks again, Sayles...my only regret is that I don't have another daughter to do another wedding with your incredible talent!!! But not only are you incredibly talented but you are truly a pleasure to work with...Brooke and I both will be forever grateful for your having helped to make our wedding everything we could have hoped it to be!!!! "
Varant and Aimee, Portsmouth, RI (2007)
"Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful job you did for our wedding at the Glen Manor House on July 5th (2007). We were truly both amazed at how all the flower arrangements looked; they were all so lush and fresh! We couldn't have dreamed of them being more perfect. May your career be full of success as you deserve it as shown both in performance and your kind nature. In addition, we were very impressed of how you worked with us and came up with great suggestions which turned out to be cost friendly as well, that is a huge plus as you come across as a professional not just out for the money. "
Katrina, Newport, RI (2007)
"I wanted to thank you for doing such a great job with the flowers. We got so many compliments. Everyone wanted to know who the amazing florist was for the wedding. I was very nervous yesterday before the wedding and when my bouquets arrived they made me calm down because they were sooo gorgeous. Thanks for doing a fantastic job & I will refer you whenever I can. Thanks Again! "
Pamela, Newport, RI (2007)
"The flowers were the talk of the wedding! They were amazing!!! Your work is outstanding and you are so great to work with! I look forward to many more events!"
David, Bristol, RI (2007)
"WOW!!!! That sums it all up in my mind! Thank you so much for all that you did for us and our wedding a couple weeks ago! Michelle and I are back from our time off/honeymoon and we just wanted to send you a huge thank you! The flowers were way over the top in a good way as we were very happy with everything you did and designed for us. Our guest loved them and thought you did a great job also. We also were asked "who arranged" them and passed along your name and your website to those who inquired about them. Some may even reach out to you for some work in the future. I hope they do so and they have the same opportunity to work with you with the same success we had! I'll actually have the digital images in hand this week so I can share some with you as I did ask our photographer to capture them as well. We have a few really nice shots to share with you from him and from our guests who snapped a few so I will pass them along as promised. Thanks again and I hope all is well! "
Nan, Tiverton, RI (2007)
"I think I mentioned this on Sunday. Your flowers for Caroline & Pete's wedding were absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Any time you need a reference - I am there for you Seriously - your work is art You made Caroline and Pete and all of our families and friends so happy - Beautiful BEAUTIFUL flowers Thank you so much!"
Julie, Bristol, RI (2007)
"Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers at the wedding. Countless people kept telling me how gorgeous they thought the arrangements were. The tent just looked so amazing and I really adored the table of grass. It looked so great and I think the orange place cards fit perfectly with it. And the church!!! Seriously, the runner looked amazing! Everything looked great and it was a fabulous wedding. Both Stephane and I had the time of our lives. Thank you so much for all your hard work. It was really great to know that I could count on you! I wish you all the best in the future! I really enjoyed working with you. So, if one of my other sisters gets married in the RI area, you'll be our woman!! Thanks again for everything!"
Susan, Newport, RI (2007)
"I just wanted to check in and thank you for the wonderful flowers at the wedding. We (or rather you) got so many compliments. There was even an unsolicited comment from one of the wait staff, who said these were the most beautiful flowers he had ever seen in the ballroom. Thanks again for everything!"
Marguerite, Little Compton, RI (2007)
"We just returned from Welly and Kate's wonderful week and ceremony late last night. I actually carried my checkbook around assuming I would find you, especially on Friday and Saturday. All of the flowers looked wonderful, wonderful. We were all amazed and uplifted; they echoed the richness and vibrancy surrounding the whole celebration. Thanks so very much!"
Melissa & Trevor, Jamestown RI (2007)
"We wanted to send you a note of thanks for such a wonderful job you did at our wedding. Honestly, everything came out absolutely beautiful, from the bouquets to the centerpieces. Thank you so much, not only for your talents but your professionalism and attention to detail. We could not have been happier with the results. Thank you for contributing to our special day and making it as perfect as we had hoped. "
Katie, Osterville, MA (2007)
"I can't tell you how much EVERYONE raved about the flowers, they were beautiful and in this crazy world (industry now) of weddings your work truly stands out above the competitors... And I truly think its not only because you are talented but its because you truly enjoy and are passionate the art of flowers.....thank you I hope you have a great rest of the summer and again thanks soo soo much!!"
Sally, Newport, RI (2007)
"I can't believe it's over. You are truly amazing. I wanted to thank you in person, but all I could do was watch from the upstairs window of the Yacht Club while you set up below. It was truly magical. It all looked like a fairy tale. I can't tell you how many people asked for your name. I know how pleased Sara and Jay were. Even my brothers commented on the ethereal effect. Thanks again. You are so talented and you taught me a thing or to about how much flowers add to the feeling of the event."
Emily, Newport, RI (2007)
"I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for making our wedding so unbelievably beautiful. The flowers were amazing - every little detail was exquisite. It was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. And the bouquets were gorgeous and perfect. Thank you for everything!! Please let me know if you ever need a reference or anything! I will gush. Thank you again! "
Chris Narragansett, RI (2007)
"What fabulous flowers, they were just breath taking. We loved them and they were spectacular and just what we wanted. PERFECTION!!!!!!!!!!. Thank you so much!!"
Brandi and Jared, Assonet, Ma (2006)
"We wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding day so special!!! The flowers were absolutely gorgeous and our guests were talking about them for weeks after the wedding! They also told me how the centerpieces lasted for a couple of weeks after the wedding. One of our guests even told me that she was really upset that she let someone else at the table take the centerpiece home because she had not seen one that beautiful before! You do an absolutely amazing job!! I felt so confident working with you from the beginning as I only knew the colors and very little of the flowers that I wanted! Thank you again for all that you did in making our special day what we had dreamed of! "
Kim and Brian, Newport, RI (2006)
"I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful job you did for our wedding! The flowers and decor were truly amazing! SO many people came up to me to say that they were the best flowers they had ever seen at a wedding and to ask "who was your florist?” It was really exciting for me to see just how excited our guests were about them! And the church - it was everything I could have asked for and more. You really took what I described to you as my vision of the alter glowing and made it happen - but even better than I ever imagined it could be. At the reception, the centerpieces on the tables were so beautiful (very lush - and you captured the colors I had envisioned perfectly!) - we actually used them again on Sunday at our brunch and everyone wanted to take one home!! Thank you so much - you really are so talented. I could go on and on but needless to say, you did a fantastic job helping make our wedding day everything we hoped it could be - and we can't wait to use you again! Brian and I really do want to use you again for other events in the future - so we will certainly be in touch. Thank you again!"
Stephanie and Amol, Newport, RI (2006)
"All we can say is that you put together SPECTACULAR flowers and decorations. I loved the blue in my bouquet and was impressed on what a perfect match it was with the bridal party outfits. The main flowerpiece for the ceremony was out of this world- WOW! We were delighted and impressed with the elegant decorations and the kids raved about the toys/candies on their table. They proceeded to dance the night away with the rest of the crowd, and the sugar helped to keep them going. The Indians loved all the candles, as it was appropriate for the Diwali festival (festival of lights) which started that Saturday. Your professional touch was everywhere and we and all our guests were impressed. Our sincere thanks!!! "
Ann, Newport, RI (2006)
"I have intended to write to you for the past three weeks to thank you for the wonderful flowers that you provided for Melissa and Terrence's wedding. You must know that throughout the evening of the reception, our guests continuously commented on how beautiful everything was ... especially the flowers! They were exactly as Melissa and I had envisioned...and even more colorful!! As we begin to get pictures of the wedding and the reception from our family and friends (and the table cameras from the reception), I am constantly reminded of what a wonderful job you did for us. Thank you so much for all of your effort. Please know that we will recommend you whenever we can. Have a wonderful holiday season. "
Stephanie, Portsmouth, RI (2006)
"I don't have my professional pictures yet to share with you, but I could not wait any longer to send this message. You are absolutely Amazing! From the moment I met you I knew that you were the one. I was a nervous wreck just weeks before the wedding after letting my original florist go. I came to you in the last minute and you were there to save the day, with your calm, comforting and accommodating ways. You made me instantly at ease, and I knew everything was going to be great. You lifted all the stress and anxiety which allowed me to relax and enjoy the time with family and friends before the wedding (especially on my bachelorette wedding).On the big day I walked into the Glen Manor and saw the first glimpse of my dream wedding details come to light. Even though the rooms were just beginning to get set up I was amazed. The arrangement in the foyer took my breath away and instantly brought tears of joy to my eyes. I get emotional now just thinking about it. Your creations, spread throughout the Manor, presented the exact romantic ambiance that I was looking for. Everything from the altar arrangements, the hanging buckets on the chairs, the dinning room table arrangements, the scattered flowers on the mantles, the luminaries on the terrace, and of course the foyer arrangement, were stunning. I walked around the dinner tables meeting with guests during dinner and all they could talk about were the flowers. I have never seen anything more perfect. You made my wedding day a fairly tale come true. Your talent and creativity are unsurpassed. Your personality and professional attitude are a comfort and pleasure to work with. You are truly a gifted, kind and wonderful person, and I can not Thank You enough for the perfection you added not only to my special day, but to the entire planning process. I wish you well. Thank you again! "
Anne, Tiverton, RI (2006)
"I have to tell you that the transformation of the Meeting House in Tiverton for my daughter Colleen's wedding on Saturday was amazing! When I walked in there immediately after the ceremony in Bristol I was excited to see how it would look, but I couldn't visualize that it would be quite as beautiful and elegant as it was. The flowers really added so much to the specialness of the day. There were many many compliments on the arrangements and questions about who created them. Thanks for filling our last minute requests... If we ever have an event like this again, you will be the first person I call. Thank-you so much!"
Francesca, Bianca, and Families, Boston, MA (2006)
"We cannot begin to thank you enough for the exquisite flower arrangements you created for Bianca's wedding. They were absolutely breathtaking. We knew they would be lovely from your photos, but were completely overwhelmed by the range, variety and colors in your lush arrangements... they all flowed together perfectly. Countless guests commented on how beautiful the flowers were and we are still receiving compliments even weeks after the wedding. You have a truly amazing talent. The bridal bouquet was so romantic and looked beautiful at the ceremony with the ribbons wafting in the breeze … Equally amazing were the aisle buckets, bridesmaid's bouquets, centerpieces and the gorgeous altar urns!! You took our vision of this wedding day and made it even more elegant and lovely than we could ever have imagined. In addition you were a pleasure to work with -- flexible, creative, and calm in the face of our pre-wedding nerves! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! "
Karen Newport, RI (2006)
"The flowers you did for our daughter's wedding were simply amazing! You totally transformed a rather ordinary room into something so special and beautiful. Almost everyone commented about how lovely it was to have something so attractive grace their tables. And your suggestion to have five high arrangements scattered around the room really added to the look. You were so right about the tablecloths, too. The color was perfect, and we appreciate all the work (including having them made!) you did to coordinate everything. The only other way to say thank you is to recommend you to others which we will certainly do. (We won't even mention what you charged since the amount was more than fair). Thank you again, Sayles. "
Alison, Newport, RI (2006)
"The flowers were wonderful. the chuppah was beautiful, the bouquets were wonderful, and the centerpieces were the talk of the party. we had fights over who could take them home. The colors and fat, open flowers were just what Becca wanted. Of all our vendors, you were number one. Thank you so much. "
Danielle, Portsmouth, RI (2006)
"I've been meaning to email you since we got back to say again how fantastic everything looked! My bouquet was exactly how I had envisioned and I just love how the bridesmaids’ bouquets looked. And don't even get me started on the centerpieces, the mantles, and the church arrangements! Thanks again for everything, it was so wonderful and stress-free to work with you. If you ever need a reference, I'd be happy to help! "
Jen, Bristol, RI (2006)
"I just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful flowers. You did an amazing job, not that I ever doubted you. Your reputation speaks for itself. Thanks for everything; the flowers were above and beyond what I expected. Everyone couldn't believe how gorgeous they were. Thanks again! "
Karen, Newport, RI (2005)
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making Elizabeth's wedding a dream come true for her. In one of your emails to me you said you promised everything would be beautiful. Beautiful doesn't even adequately describe what you had given us. It was absolutely breath taking and all of our guests expressed the same. So many asked Ed and me including Elizabeth who had designed and made the most gorgeous arrangements. Naturally, we all said Sayles. From Church to the reception I was in awe. I remember I said I envisioned spectacular. Sayles, you achieved so much more. The memories Elizabeth and John will have and Ed and I will always be so wonderful because of you. I just quick wanted to send this immediately but I will write you personally. You are wonderful, thank you so much again. "
Annie and Tyler, Bristol, RI (2005)
"We are writing to thank you for the lovely flower arrangements that you created for our wedding! Everything was exquisite. I was pleasantly surprised (given that I did not provide you with much information to start) at how beautiful and appropriate your arrangements were from the bridesmaids bouquets to the table arrangements. The colors were absolutely perfect for the mood that we were trying to achieve. We received many compliments on your work. Thank you again. We will refer you to others – without a doubt! All the best! "
Leslie, Bristol, RI (2004)
"Almost six months later and we are still thrilled with the fantastic job you did on the flowers at our wedding!! Everyone has raved endlessly about your work – from the flower buckets to the table arrangements, our handheld bouquets and tent posts, the lanterns and perfect details such as individual flowers at place settings. You have an unmatched talent at taking someone’s vague ideas of colors and design and turning them into a beautiful reality. The planning process was equally worth the raves! It was truly a pleasure to work with you. You were easygoing, honest, knowledgeable, creative, responsive, reasonable, helpful and professional. Many, many thanks!"
Joanne, Newport, RI (2004)
"AMAZING, OUTSTANDING, GORGEOUS, LOVELY, ROMANTIC….I could go on describing the floral bouquets and arrangements you created for our September 3 rd wedding at Astors Beechwood Mansion. My bridal bouquet was everything and more I had wished for…made for a princess!…The presentation of the table arrangements took my breath away. You brought elegance and romance to our special day and helped our fairy tale dream come true. Thank you for the amazing job and giving us EXACTLY what we asked for…"
Julie and Mike, Newport, RI (2004)
"We want to thank you for working so hard on our wedding day to create the wedding of our dreams. You did an incredible job, especially considering the small window of time you had due to the wedding preceding ours. Your work was absolutely amazing! Everything you did looked so beautiful that it made Julie cry and compelled many guests to tell us that they’ve never seen such beautiful flower arrangements before. You took our ambiguous descriptions of our vision and perfected it. We are extremely grateful! We are so happy to have met you and hope we have the pleasure of working with you in the future… "
Jessica and Chris, Newport, RI (2004)
"Chris and I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful arrangements you made for our wedding day. I can honestly say that you were the easiest vendor to work with and the flowers made our entire day. The colors were just perfect, the arrangements better than I could have imagined, and the centerpieces and floral arch were magnificent! I’m still hearing comments about the flowers!...Chris and I thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your creativity, sincerity and patience! Please let us know if you ever need a recommendation-we would be more than happy to help you out in any way! "
Mitch and Nicole, Newport, RI (2004)
"Thank you. The flowers could not have been more beautiful. Everything was perfect. You took our vision and created an amazing array of colors and textures. We would recommend you to anyone without a second’s hesitation. You were easy and fun to work with. You let us show you what we wanted and then you ran with it and produced something better than we could ever have hoped for. Thanks again! "
Janiece, Warwick, RI (2004)
"Where do I begin? First, I would like to say thank you very much for making my wedding day the best day ever. You created the most beautiful bouquets and centerpieces I have ever seen; we received a ton of compliments. Next I would like to thank you for understanding my vision and for your willingness to “think outside the box” with me…Please pass my name along to any potential future clients! "
Best regards, Gail, Bristol, RI (2004)
"You out did yourself! The flowers for Carrie’s wedding were magnificent!...The bouquets, table flowers, hanging pots on the chairs – all were spectacular. You totally understood what Carrie envisioned and delivered her dream. There aren’t words enough to describe my gratitude and admiration for your efforts….To be able to be surrounded by the beauty of our skills with flowers, made this wedding weekend a wonderful occasion. You gave us grace, elegance and style…"
Linda, Dartmouth, MA (2003)
"The flowers were outstanding! Everything from the bouquets to the chuppah to the centerpieces was elegant, tasteful and exuberant. You’re a true artist, Sayles and it was a pleasure working with you…Thank you for everything, and you made our dreams come true. "
Hilary, Little Compton, RI (2003)
"I wanted to thank you so much for the flowers at the wedding and the rehearsal dinner. You have been touched by something because I have never in my life seen such amazing arrangements…I don’t think I can impress upon you enough how unique and magical everything you touched was. Thank you for making our day even more special than it already was."
Layrn, Newport, RI (2003)
"Thank you so much for all you did to make our September wedding at Rosecliff exactly as we hoped it would be. The flowers were simply gorgeous. The church looked lovely and the room at Rosecliff was breathtaking. My bouquet was elegant and perfect. I very much enjoyed working with you and will recommend you every chance I get. Thank you again for the beautiful flowers. "
Gina and John Newport, RI (2003)
"I don’t know how to begin to thank you for the wonderful job you did on the flowers. I am a flower nut to begin with but these were amazing. My bouquet was exquisite…Sayles, the table flowers and arrangements were all so beautiful. They took my breath away…You know the Astor’s is a lovely, magnificent place to begin with, but it was your touch of the flowers that made it all the more stunning. I am certain that our photos are destined for the cover of Town and Country…I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone. You were a pleasure to work with through out the planning process and I appreciate all your patience and suggestions…. Thank you so much for all your efforts and beautiful work; we couldn’t have asked for a better result!"
Sue, Bristol, RI (2003)
"We all want to thank you for the magnificent floral arrangements you created for Tedra and Dan on August 9th. The poles and lighting were so beautiful…Everyone commented on how amazing the centerpieces were, and that they had never seen any as beautiful. Working with you was great! "
Megan, Westport, MA (2003)
" We want to thank you for the tremendous job you did on our flowers-they were absolutely gorgeous! You went above and beyond and I only wish that I could have seen you on Sunday morning to give you the biggest hug! The flowers were fun and playful and perfect for our wedding! "
Carol, Little Compton, RI (2002)
"Once again, the beauty you make with flowers made Sara and Tim’s wedding lovely. We are especially grateful for some special graciousness in your manner-some way you have of carefully listening to people’s ideas-and making them happen…your artistry will be clearly remembered. Ever thankful!"
Jen and Mike, Portsmouth, RI (2002)
"Mike and I cannot even tell you in words what your flowers meant to us. They were absolutely exquisite and classy…You really made our whole wedding a memorable experience. Your flowers made me think of my Nana…If she were alive, I know she would have loved the flowers at our wedding!! "
Kristin and Michael, New Bedford, MA (2002)
"It has been almost 2 months since our wedding and we’re still receiving compliments on your beautiful flowers. Thank you for all your hard work and personal touches. You have a wonderful eye. The colors and arrangements just took my breath away!! "
Ann, Bristol, RI (2002)
"The flowers were just beautiful! Everyone remarked on the colors, the arrangements, the tent poles, etc. You truly created the vision my daughter had for the most wonderful day of her life. Thank you so much for understanding her ideas and making her dreams come true. "
Sandy, Bristol, RI (2002)
"The flowers were magnificent – from the bridesmaids’ and Sarah’s bouquets to the fabulous table arrangements….We couldn’t have hoped for a more beautiful presentation and will enthusiastically recommend you to everyone! Lovely! Lovely! Lovely! "
Ann, Newport, RI (2002)
"My sincerest thanks for making Shana and John’s wedding so beautiful. The church was transformed and the Mansion was magnificent. The flowers reminded us of our holidays in Nantucket. The girls loved, loved their bouquets! You were such a pleasure to work with and very talented! "
Sue, Newport, RI (2002)
"I can’t thank you enough for the amazing job that you did for our wedding. You exceeded my expectations and I was so pleased with every little thing. The archway looked natural, the creative seating card display came out better than I had imagined it, the bouquets were simple and perfect, and the Astor’s ballroom was amazing – it looked PERFECT!"
Susan, Providence, RI (2002)
"We thank you most sincerely for the talent and skill you brought to our event on Thursday. Your arrangements combine drama and romance in a way that can only enhance mood and venue...an enviable ability and one which your clients must unanimously applaud. Count us among the most vocal and appreciative!"
Michele, Newport, RI (2001)
"'Breathtaking…Stunning…Simply Elegant.'…Just a few of the many compliments your creations inspired on September 1 (2001)…My heartfelt thanks for your spirit, creativity and vision…I loved that you are down-to-earth and not caught up in the glitter and drama of the wedding business…Thank you for understanding my vision, for being so genuine, for bringing such beauty to my wedding day. "
Magrieta, Bristol, RI (2001)
"There is just no other way to say it: we couldn't have done it without you! From the very beginning, you came through with contacts and suggestions which all were great! When plans changed here and there, you were calm and gracious and let me know what needed to be done to get back on track. And the flowers…truly, my friends have all mentioned that they were really beautiful…The yellow and blue theme was prettier than I ever imagined. You have great talent…Enroll me in your fan club and thank you, thank you! "
Mary, Bristol, RI (2001)
" What can I say - the wedding was magnificent and Dyanne had her mid-summer night's dream! The flowers were absolutely perfect from the bridal bouquets - to the church - to the reception. The table arrangements were so elegant and yet maintained that "classic, woodsy, natural, garden beauty" that we so desired. The decorated poles and the arrangements made the tent a perfect picture for any Wedding Guide Book!…Everyone commented on your flowers - from my Garden Club friends and judges on down - magnificent!! We want to thank you for all your time and talent. It was a pleasure working with you. And I would highly recommend you to anyone. Our expectations were more than met and all of your hard work made the day one we will always cherish. Thanks for everything!"
Ashley, Providence, RI (2001)
"Wow!!! You really out did yourself! The flowers for my wedding were breathtaking. Best of all, they looked just as beautiful as they smelled…The head-wreaths were so delicate, and the little girls looked so angelic…There is competition though for the finest arrangement. The table arrangements were amazing, dark and rich in color and so festive. The larger ones, in the church, were awesome, so grand and strong…People were stunned by the beauty of the flowers. Thank you so much for your creations. They will long be remembered…"
Muriel, Newport (2001)
"We want to thank you very much for the wonderful work you did for Amy's wedding. The flowers were a perfect mix of understated elegance and outstanding beauty. Many of our guests asked about how we were able to accomplish this living so far from Newport. In the spirit of the yacht club we simply answered, "it was all in the Sayles."… We would be pleased to recommend you highly for any function in the Newport Area."
Amy and Seth, Newport (2001)
"Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! The floral design of the whole wedding was simply magical. Everyone who sees the photos is simply in awe of the flowers, from the hoopah to the bouquets to the tables. Simply magical. You are so talented. Thank you again for making everything so perfect. "
Ali, Newport, RI (2000)
"I just got back from my honeymoon and I cannot begin to thank you for the absolutely AMAZING job you did with the flowers for the wedding! Your work surpassed my wildest expectations! I knew the flowers were going to be beautiful, but I never imagined that beautiful. People are still talking about the wedding and how beautiful the flowers were. I also want to thank you for being such a great vendor to work with. My mom and I thoroughly enjoyed our meetings with you…"
Valerie and Greg, Newport, RI (2000)
"Thank you, thank you, thank you! I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful job you did on the flowers for our wedding. Greg and I were in awe of the beautiful arrangements…The minute I arrived at the church and saw the beautiful wreaths on the doors I was so pleased!…The question I answered most that day was not about Greg and I but rather who was our florist. We have gotten so many inquiries and compliments regarding your work, I simply cannot say enough about how thrilled we were with everything…In addition to the flowers we also want to thank you for being so great to work with…You went out of your way to make things easy for us…I can't tell you how much I appreciate your time and flexibility…Thank you for listening to all my ideas and carrying them through with brilliance."
Suzanne, Bristol, RI (2000)
"The flowers made me very happy that day and I could not stop talking about them. Even on the plane to France, I kept telling Dan how pleased I was with them…It was such a pleasure working with you - I would be very happy to be a reference for you for future clients…"
Donna, Westport, MA (1999)
"You did such an outstanding job with all the floral arrangements!!…People remarked all evening about how beautiful they were, and now we are enjoying them in photos…Thank you so much again for everything. I never doubted for a moment that you knew exactly what would look perfect, and everything did! "
Katy, Westport, MA (1999)
"The moment I met you and saw pictures of your work I stopped worrying about the flowers for my wedding. Still, I was shocked by how absolutely beautiful and perfect everything was! The highlight for me was definitely my bouquet; my mom loved the centerpieces and was thoroughly impressed with all of the arrangements at the church. I can't tell you how many compliments we received on the flowers! Thank you so much for everything you did and for helping to make my wedding as wonderful as I'd always imagined. "
Janet, Providence, RI (1999)
"Thank you! Thank you! You created just the right atmosphere for Sarah and Jonathan's wedding. The profusion of lush blossoms was perfect for a summer wedding in August… Sarah was happy! I was happy! You were a delight to work with. Who could ask for anything more?"
Jayne, South Dartmouth, MA (1998)
"Your beautiful table baskets, the exquisite wedding party bouquets, and the elegant and tasteful church arrangements brought rave reviews from our family and guests on October 19th. Your creativity and artistry are extraordinary and I felt so fortunate that you were available to share your very special talents with us for Hillary's wedding. Thank you very much for all you did to create unique, seasonal arrangements…Your many beautiful floral accents did much to highlight the spirit of the event, the beauty of the setting and Hillary's personal style. "
Diana, Newport, RI (1998)
"I can't thank you enough for the job you did. The flowers were as if they were from a dream. All through out the evening, I would take a moment to smell them and to enjoy the whole atmosphere. Everything was perfect. The bouquets were all so beautiful. Everyone raved about everything and said how much you, as an artist, captured my taste and spirit. Thank you so much. You don't know what an important part of our day your work was. The flowers will always remain a strong part of my memory of my wedding day. "
Cate, Little Compton, RI (1998)
"Kevin and I just wanted to let you know how incredibly thankful we are for having you as our florist! I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw the flowers - they were beyond what I could have imagined - beautiful! We had countless compliments on the bouquets, the amazing large baskets and the gorgeous centerpieces. Thank you, thank you for making our wedding day just that much more special!! You were truly a one in a million find for us - we are so lucky and happy to have met you! "
Leah, Bristol, RI (1997)
"We wanted to drop you a note to tell you how utterly impressed we were with the flowers you prepared for our wedding. Our guests are still talking about how gorgeous and natural they looked. The topiaries and wedding arch made our ceremony and reception look like it was out of a magazine! Thanks you for helping to make our day perfect…"