Many years ago I used Donaroma’s for a surprise 80th birthday party for my father. Through arrangements done over the phone, I planned on a delivery of 80 daisies and balloons for his party. When the party date arrived, I was thrilled by the delivery of shiny buckets of all the daisies, and he was fantastically surprised. The flowers were fresh and lasted all through the week of our festivities.
Now many years later I needed to make arrangements for my mothers memorial service on the island, I did not hesitate to contact Donaroma’s for all my floral needs. Over the course of a couple months with many emails and calls I was able to relay the conceptual needs, designs and deliveries. I was very impressed with the input and suggestions given by their designers and felt confident with their ability to provide me with what I needed, things progressed without any glitches which was a relief for me trying to make plans from a distance.
When the day of the service and reception finally arrived, deliveries began firstly to our home. Big beautiful buckets of fresh fragrant flowers in the pastels and wildflower concepts we had discussed, as well as delicate little arrangements for some tables. Absolutely beautiful, we immediately began to take pictures as they were so beautifully done.
Later came time to go to the service outdoors. As we walked up to the memorial there appeared to be a bed of flowers, soft, peaceful looking, delicate wreath of flowers at the base of the memorial sculpture. My brother is an artist and had made a sculpture of blue granite. Donorama’s had a photo of the sculpture in advance and were able to make two arrangements placed at either side of the piece in flower colors to complement the stone. Together this presentation was simply stunning. The combination left a scene that was not “heavy” and somber as might be found in a funeral home, but light airy, and a true representation of my mother. Elegant in every way, with the flowers at the “celebration of life” reception, light and “wildflower-esque”.
All in all I have been thrilled with Donaroma’s from start to finish. I certainly consider them my “go to” for any needs when I am there. I find the staff friendly, and trust their designers expertise without hesitation. They have been extremely accommodating with all my needs including complex deliveries which is not always easy in a busy tourist traffic area. In addition, I was pleased to know they were able to donate the arrangements after we were leaving to the local senior center where they could continued to be enjoyed by others locally that my mother no doubt knew as she was growing up! Thank you Donaroma’s!