TESTIMONIALS FROM SATISFIED CLIENTS
I just wanted to say I am blown away by the flower presentation, they are just stunning.
I smile at them every evening and they are as fresh as the day they arrived.
– Shirley M., San Francisco, March 2012
"Mark and Dino are amazing! They did the flowers for my wedding in August and they were simply stunning. We told them the names of a few flowers that we liked and gave them a general color scheme then Dino went to work and created the most gorgeous bouquets and table arrangements that I've ever seen. It was way more than we expected or could have asked for. Aside from Dino being a talented floral designer, both he and Mark are great guys to work with. They went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect the day of the wedding. I've heard nightmare stories about vendors who failed to show up or didn't deliver what they promised, but I never worried about that with these guys. Mark and Dino totally rock!" – Gretchen R., December 2008
"Mark and Dino's creations are spectacular. The arrangements are so incredible. We had a fantastic piece made for our table at Thanksgiving last year. I've had several bouquets sent to my girlfriend's work. Always detailed and unique. Every time she is overjoyed. They are the talk of the office.” – Christopher R., San Francisco, March 2009 (Yelp! review)
“Mark was such a sweetheart and so responsive!! I told him our budget and he made it happen. I was so busy at the time so we did the whole thing over the phone, preventing me from trekking across town to see the arrangement in person. We went over some of the sample arrangements from the website and chatted about what I had in mind. I was really impressed with the service and quality- not to mention to the sensitivity to the huge loss faced by my friend! We love to support dog-friendly businesses!" – Pamela W., May 2009
"I have been a client of Bella Fiora since 2006. I truly enjoy working with Mark and his company. In my years as a Hotel Manager I have struggled to find clients/vendors that understand service and put the customer first, as I do in my business. Bella Fiora has always done right by me, my hotel, and our customers. We have a wonderful partnership. Bella Fiora is reliable, great with service, flexible when it comes to meeting the needs of our hotel, and very fair. The arrangements that Dino does are amazing! You can see that he takes his time to create a beautiful and impressive display. I would recommend their services for anyone that is looking to have gorgeous flowers in their facility." – Dave Garb, Hotel Manager of Club Quarters, San Francisco
"I wanted to compliment Bella Fiora on the flowers delivered to me from my boyfriend. They are absolutely gorgeous and are still as stunning as the day they arrived! I have received tons of compliments from people. They are absolutely beautiful and I definitely let my boyfriend know I am very happy with your flowers." – Catalina DeCordova, August 2009
"Two words: Enchanting and Magical!!! When you get engaged and start planning a wedding there are tons of decisions to be made; I was lucky enough to find Dino and Mark that made all my decisions in the flower area so much easier! They are beyond the best vendor I am working with. Whenever I go to their shop I feel like they are my family looking out for me. They always greet me with big hugs and smiles. Not only do they fully understand my vision and energy they are always thinking outside the box with tips and ideas that are beyond fabulous. The mock up pieces they have created to show me what my wedding flowers will look like are SPECTACULAR! Even my Fiancé can't stop raving about them. With this fabulous dynamic duo you get more than flowers you get two talented, down to earth, responsive, accommodating, understanding, and fabulous people that know flowers, people and weddings. This team could easily have their own wedding coordinating business on the side that's how awesome they are. Don't be afraid to discuss your budget they are super helpful. Also please let Dino work his magic he is a genius and incredibly talented with flowers. Dino and Mark thank you so much for bringing your magical floral shop to San Francisco!" – Alexandria S., September 2008
“Dino creates superior designs that are excellent in their originality. Everything I've seen of his is absolutely gorgeous. These are the best flower arrangements made by the two coolest, nicest and most fun guys around." – Christopher R., March 2009
"I recommended Mark and Dino for my sister's wedding and everyone was amazed at the wondrous works of art they were able to put together in the short amount time they were given. Blue and Ivory, the colors my sister had chosen, were not easy to come by and limited in variety but Dino presented her with a HUGE bouquet with different kinds of flowers in beautiful shades of blue. The colors were so bright and beautiful, they popped! Nothing was sacrificed on the bridesmaids bouquets either, except maybe the size, about 1/4 of that. I mean the bride's bouquet was bigger than her head. The alter arrangements, centerpieces, boutonniere's, aisle and cake decorations, everything, was put together marvelously." – Deanna, September 2008
"Bella Fiora has been a joy to work with over that last 4 years. Their arrangements are always beautiful and creative. Mark and Dino obviously take great pride in their work and never fail to deliver a superior product. I would never even think of using another florist." – Shannon Jenkins, Banquet Coordinator of Annabelle's Bar and Bistro, San Francisco, 2010
"I contacted Bella Fiora over the phone (found here on Yelp, thank you very much) looking for a really special, dramatic, and quick arrangement for a very dear friend who was putting her dog to sleep after 15 years of undying love.” – Pamela W., San Francisco, May 2009 (Yelp! review)
"Dino did my wedding in September and I cannot say enough about him. I came to him knowing nothing about flowers except, "I like Lilies and the color purple.” Bella Fiora produced wonderfully original and beautiful arrangements. If you are a control freak, move on. Your best bet is to give Dino a few ideas and a budget and just let him work his magic. His bouquets and arrangements for my wedding were 100 times prettier than what I had imagined. Everyone in my wedding party raved about the flowers. And on another note, Dino and Mark are simply fantastic to work with. They made me feel like family every step of the way. No idea was too silly and every good idea I had they took to another level. I look forward to working with them again the next time I have an excuse to order bucket loads of flowers." – Moya H., December 2007
"Bella Fiora's first delivery to our newly re-vamped 29th Floor Reception area is memorable. An arrangement, all frilled up with a lower bouffant of hydrangeas, a generous middle layer of plump roses in the deepest blood red, and the crown; an extravagant spray of pink lilies, with spiky stamens flaring out dramatically, reminds one of a celebratory three tiered cake. Indeed, it was a celebration in the spirit of our transformation at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein. Bella Fiora Florists has since proven their consistency with the quality of their arrangements week after week." – Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, 2010
“I think my original posting on 1/1/2011 was filtered because I was new to Yelp and did another review that same day as 5 stars...so hopefully by reposting it now it will show so that Dino & Mark get the credit that's due...
It's been a month and a half since my wedding, and I created a Yelp! account specifically to compliment my unbelievable experience with vendors: Dino and Mark are AMAZING! Walking into Bella Fiora was the BEST decision I made for my wedding... other than saying yes to my groom. :-) I was instantly transformed into a relaxed bride working with these two. I was going to attempt a DIY arrangement as I had something specific in mind that I thought would be challenging for somebody else to capture (I knew I wanted something with feathers and branches and suited for my fall wedding, but was afraid I'd make it look like an arts-and-crafts project on my own). I am not familiar enough with different types of flowers, and so brought a couple of my own findings in and sat down with Dino to discuss his opinions. Dino was so excited by my challenge, and really took the time to learn a lot about me, the atmosphere of our venue, and my vision, and was even curious about my dress and how the designer portrayed it in his editorial pictures to get a sense of stylizing. When he quoted me prices, I couldn't say no - it was so much more reasonable than I had ever imagined! - and gave up my DIY project and entrusted him with the job as it was clear that this was a man of artistic vision, knowledge and insight. I wanted something whimsical and enchanting, yet with drama and uniqueness: He made it! It was even prettier than I had imagined, and I was so proud to carry it down the aisle with me. Dino and Mark's communication was fantastic and professional, and detailed, and they really allowed me to be a part of my floral creations every step of the way to ensure I would be happy. LOVE these guys, and any future bride-to-be should absolutely drop in and pay them a visit! You'll never want to hug a vendor as much as you'll want to hug these two. Even my husband can't say enough good things about them as both people and artists.”
- Tracy J., San Francisco, August 2011 (Yelp! review)
“Travelled from Scotland to get married in San Francisco. I had been corresponding with Mark for a couple of months and I had a good feeling from the start. When I met Mark & Dino they could not have given me a warmer welcome. We discussed flowers, colours etc., and when my bouquet arrived I was blown away. It was stunning! Dino created a masterpiece! I was over the moon. Beautiful, vibrant Cala Lillies. I could not have asked for anything more stunning. Thank you so much Mark for your fantastic customer service, it is second to none. Thank you Dino for creating my wedding bouquet, it was PERFECT!!” – Cecilia M., Scotland, 2011
“OMG! Dino and Mark are amazing people! My wedding was a-mazing because of them! I am very happy to have met both wonderful people! They took care of what I wanted ( I was so nervous for my wedding), they were very easy to talk to, they email/contact you promptly and they listen to every detail you want. Even if you don’t know what you want, they still bring the best. And they even arrange their flowers according to the bride's personality! They are my faaaaaavorite and I highly recommend them! I cannot express my gratitude to them enough for making it really easy for me on my wedding! I love you Mark and Dino!! Mwah! – Carol A., Palo Alto, July 2011