I'm in Delaware, my husband is from there where his parents still are. So I googled "Florists Ellsworth Illinois" and happened upon you, thank God! I had an order through one of those 800 something or another and they lost my order! So my last minute scramble led me to you. From now on, you are the "it" girl for me. My in-laws are all out there. Thanks again! Happy Mother's Day to you!!! Kathy
From Deniz P. on May 12, 2012:
Oh Elaine you have a good heart. My girlfriend told me that you were very understanding and nice! I'm actually very happy right now cause I never made a* flower buy* experience like this! My girlfriends mother was really happy about the flowers and it seems that everything worked perfectly! Thank you again for your help, you made everything easier for me! AND by the way I like the photo of my girlfriend! hahaha Thank you! and take care! if you need something from Germany let me know!
From Michelle on April 30, 2012:
Viva la Flora saved the day for us last Saturday. My daughter forgot to order a boutenniere for her prom date (which I didn't find out about until 10:30 the morning of prom!). I called Viva la Flora in Bloomington and asked if they'd have time to put one together for quick pickup, and they said "no problem!" They understood our issue and were more than willing to meet our last minute request....and not only that, but it looked great and the price was even better! Thank you to Janet and the rest of the VLF Bloomington team for saving the day and relieving the stress of our crazy day!
From Jacob on April 23, 2012:
I wanted to get my girlfriend something special for Valentines day that wasn't the typical present. Instead of spending big money on jewelry, I asked Viva La Flora if they would do a bouquet every month for me that was themed. Throughout the year, I used themes such as our "First date" or "Where we met" and they would make a bouquet that was themed and colored accordingly. Great customer service, and great arrangements! The only place I go in town to get flowers! :-)
From Marcus on April 17, 2012:
It was me and my girlfriend's first year anniversary and I needed some flowers, balloons and a card to surprise her after I drove from bloomington to chicago and they were awesome in making sure that all the arrangements were made. The people there are so nice and helpful and their prices are amazing. I HIGHLY recommend Viva La Flora to anyone who needs floral arrangements especially for men looking to WOW their lady on their anniversary.
From Conrado D on Feb 18, 2012:
You can't go wrong with Viva La Flora! The first time I ordered from them, the delivery was personalized, prompt and, I was told by the recipient, cheerful! I have made two more orders since then and the service has been exceptional and the flower arrangement superb with always something extra in them. I highly recommend Elaine and team to anyone who needs flowers delivered promptly and to specifications. Wishing Viva La Flora all the best in the years to come! Thanks, Elaine!!
From Candi G on Oct 14, 2011:
Thank you for making our event look so beautiful!!!! You have both been most delightful to work with and I want you to know how much we appreciated working with you on our special breast cancer survivor event. Once I get the pictures, I will be sure to send them to you. Everthing looked lovely and exceeded our expectations!
From Sarah on Jun 27, 2011:
I used Viva La Flora for flowers for my wedding. Kathy was AWESOME to work with!!! She had great suggestions, was very quick to respond to my e-mails, and was good about sticking to my budget. The flowers were beautiful and stayed fresh for long afterwards- my wedding bouquet lasted for a whole week after the wedding!!! I would highly recommend them for weddings and just about any other special occasion!!!
From Johannah S. on Apr 28, 2011:
Thank you for getting the plants together for our WOTM Installation. The foil wrap and red bows were perfect! Several people asked where I got them. They were great! Your efforts were greatly appreciated!
From Levi S. on Apr 3, 2011:
What a great store!! The fresh creativity and experience at this store is wonderful. The signature puppy flower was an awesome gift for a friend. I would recommend Viva La Flora to all of my friends! Elaine and the girls have won me over as a loyal customer!
From Pam N. on Mar 13, 2011:
Loving this new shop already! I received an absolutely adorable puppy floral arrangement for my birthday. It had me grinning from ear to ear as it was so artistic and original. Four days later I can tell you it still looks as good as the first day. I received a lot of compliments on it as I walked down the hallway and as I posted a pic on facebook. A friend asked if they could do an owl, and within a day they had an owl made up for her. It was another winner!! I haven't met the florists yet, but plan to stop in this week to personally thank them. From the emails my friends and I sent though, I can tell they are all about giving the highest level of customer service and meeting personalized requests. Thank you Viva La Flora! I will definitely be purchasing from you my future floral needs.
From BoraBora. on Jan 28, 2011:
We were used to be Novak customers for many years. After Novak closed business, we followed Kathy to this new store. We were impressed with the store setup – it is what a professional florist store should be like. We got two beautiful and unique Christmas arrangements for our friends and got a lot of compliments. Thank you very much!
From Leatha P. on Oct 26, 2010:
Thank you for the very pretty bouquet you sent for my birthday. it is great to have a new business in town that cares! Thank you again.
From Rebecca E. on Oct 22, 2010:
I just want to tell you guys that our flowers were absolutely beautiful!!! It was like you read my mind!!! I really had no idea what to expect but all expectations were absolutely exceeded!!! Everything was beautiful and my bouquet has dried intact and is gorgeous!!! Thanks to everyone who made our wedding even more special!!!! Rebecca and Charles, married 10-09-10
From Jean S. on Sept 23, 2010:
I just wanted to drop a note and say thank you for delivering such a lovely bouquet for me. My next door neighbor is 96 yrs old and her son of 70 died of a heart attack. He is being buried and memorialized in Florida and she can't go because of her age and health. She was feeling so sad and left out of his final goodbyes. I saw your beautiful bouquets at Super Cuts and knew who I was going to call for flowers. Your online selection was great and I decided on something that was not "funerally" but homey and warm. I wanted to say "I know you are hurting and I care!" The pumpkin filled with red and orangish roses was just the thing and she felt so loved and remembered. I will remember this and call you again for sure!!
From Kristi W. on August 10, 2010:
Thank you so much Elaine for your wonderful customer service! You stayed and waited for me to pick the bouquet up despite your store getting ready to close for the day, and I really appreciated being able to pick up my beautiful bouquet so that I could enjoy them the day of my birthday. Folks really notice exceptional customer service nowadays as not to many are going that extra miles. I am sure my sister and I will definitely be making our purchases from your store for future occasions!
From Irene T. on June 25, 2010:
Unbelievable service!! I ordered a floral arrangement on line on June 18 at 5.30pm Singapore time and got an immediate email response. The next day the beautiful arrangement of roses was delivered to the recipient. The recipient was ecstatic because not only was the arrangement the nicest she ever seen, the roses were sooooooo fresh!!!! I will definitely order from Viva La Flora again. Well done, VLF and thank you!!!