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Customer Reviews
Local Maplewood, NJ florist
Average Customer Rating: 4.6 of 5 stars. (28 reviews)
Date: Feb 29, 2024
Name: Elena P


Laura was wonderful! My mother and I went to see her in the late spring/early summer of 2023 to start picking out flowers for my August 4th wedding, so just imagine the time crunch and the rush! Laura was so kind, patient, and helpful. I didn't have much of a "vision," but she did and she just knew what would go well together. The bouquets and flower arrangements were absolutely gorgeous. I am so happy that I got to work with her for my wedding. I highly recommend her!
Date: Feb 13, 2023
Name: Phyllis Z


Alway a pleasure ordering from them. Could not order 2 bears for my granddaughters on live , so called instead. The young lady who took my order could not have been more delightful to work with. I hope you know what an asset she is. My daughter in law loved the flowers and my granddaughters were over the moon with the balloons and bears. Thanks again for making it so easy to make my family happy!
Laura Pearson Otis's Reply:
Date: Feb 14, 2023, 1:04 pm

Thank you for the kind words. Happy to help and glad the flowers and stuffed animals were a hit. Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for calling Gefkens.
Date: Sep 30, 2022
Name: Cynthia U


We came home to Jersey for my mother-in-law’s funeral. Laura took her time, listened to our ideas and designed beautiful arrangements for the casket with matching standing sprays. Breathtaking works of art fit for a queen… our family’s queen. Thank you for adding your special touch as we honored our loved one.
Laura's Reply:
Date: Oct 04, 2022, 5:38 pm

Thank you so much Cynthia for the wonderful review! It was truly my pleasure to meet you and create the arrangements for you and your family! Warmest Wishes, Laura
Date: Sep 01, 2022
Name: Janet T


Every year on his birthday my son, who lives in France, sends me flowers. This year he called Gefken’s and I received the most magnificent bouquet he has ever sent. It is modern and luxurious, free-form and understated. It looks like the most beautiful blooms were gathered in the garden and put in water with nonchalance creating a magnificent natural arrangement. I am so happy! Gefken’s and Laura have become my florists of choice. Thank you so much!
Laura's Reply:
Date: Sep 06, 2022, 6:25 pm

Hi Janet, thank you sooo much for the beautiful review! It reads like it's a poem :). It was such a pleasure making your bouquet! Please tell your son the next time you speak I/we thank him for letting us celebrate you!!! Warmest Wishes, Laura
Date: May 04, 2022
Name: Steve R


I've used Gefken for many years and the arrangements continue to be absolutely beautiful. We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary last summer and the arrangements were spectacular and widely admired. Very happy customer!
Laura's Reply:
Date: May 04, 2022, 4:31 pm

Thank you Steve and your lovely wife! Always my pleasure designing for you in your beautiful home!
Date: Mar 09, 2022
Name: Lew W


Very beautiful floral arrangement delivered in less than five hours from online ordering. Thanks!
Date: Jan 24, 2022
Name: Amanda H


I was in need of some Birds of Paradise with a one day turnaround and Gefken was the only local florist who could get them for me. The flowers were fresh and made the birthday arrangements I made look really beautiful for my family members.
Laura's Reply:
Date: Jan 24, 2022, 11:20 am

Hi Amanda, it was my pleasure to help you! Alot of flowers are not hard to get if you give us a little notice. Thanks for the review. Have a great day!
Date: Dec 13, 2021
Name: Aja S


Gefken flowers did a lovely holiday arrangement! I sent flowers to my boss and asked Gefken to make them extra special. My boss and his family loved them, so I am very appreciative of Gefken for putting some festive cheer in the home of my boss. Thank you !
Laura's Reply:
Date: Dec 14, 2021, 6:34 pm

Aja, thanks so much for choosing us to send flowers to your boss. I'm glad she loved them. Wishing you a very very happy holiday season! Laura
Date: Sep 24, 2021
Name: Mary H


Very nice fall flower arrangement and delivered on time. Beautiful!
Laura's Reply:
Date: Sep 25, 2021, 11:05 am

Hi Mary, thanks so much for the review! We appreciate it. Have a wonderful fall season enjoying all the beautiful colors when you look at the trees! :)
Date: Jul 01, 2021
Name: Eileen H


The arrangement was beautiful and fresh and perfect for the occasion!
Laura's Reply:
Date: Jul 04, 2021, 8:17 am

Eileen, thank you so much! I'm so happy that everyone loved the arrangement!
Date: Mar 10, 2021
Name: Joan B


The arrangement was just beautiful. The flowers are fresh and just beautiful.
Date: Mar 04, 2021
Name: Phyllis Z


Loved the arrangement! Granddaughters fighting over love bug balloon! Thank you so much for your beautiful arrangement and great service!
Laura's Reply:
Date: Mar 05, 2021, 9:41 am

WONDERFUL!!! Thanks so much. I'm glad everyone is happy. Next time lets make a note to send 2 of the same balloons! :)
Date: Aug 29, 2020
Name: Naomi L


They did the flowers for my tiny backyard wedding and the job was PERFECTION! They took my parent's old deck and turned it into a real wedding venue. They listened to everything my husband and I were looking for, but elevated everything to a true bridal level. I really can't thank Laura enough. I will absolutely be using Gefken again!
Date: May 08, 2020
Name: Lindsay C


I ordered a custom arrangement for a friend for Mother's Day and they were PERFECT! The arrangement was beautiful! My friend's words were "these flowers are flawless". Thank you so much!
Date: Nov 27, 2019
Name: Brandis B


The flowers were gorgeous, the price was excellent, and she was very professional. She paid special attention to every detail and my wedding was the most wonderful day of my life. Thanks so much!
Laura's Reply:
Date: Dec 03, 2019, 10:16 am

Brandis, You made a beautiful bride and so was your wedding! You were so easy to work with. It was our pleasure! Wishing you two many, many happy years together.
Date: Oct 27, 2019
Name: Douglas B


A most important time for our family was my daughter's wedding (9/18/19). Gefken handled everything, from start to finish, beautifully. Table decorations, tower designs, flowers for the bride, groom and maids of honor - plus background decorations. Can not endorse their quality, service (and pricing) and higher. THANK YOU GEFKEN
Laura's Reply:
Date: Oct 30, 2019, 10:03 am

Douglas, thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure working with your daughter. She was a beautiful bride! The flower girl and ring bearer were sooo precious :) Congratulations again to you and your family!
Date: May 12, 2018
Name: Veronica M


So very pleased. My daughter said it was her favorite arrangement she has ever received. The flowers were fresh and vibrant. Also she loved the modern clear rectangle vase and her chocolates are of great quality. A beautiful rose pop! The owner was very pleasant to work with. I called from NC to thank her. Will always order from Gefken flowers in the future!
Laura's Reply:
Date: May 30, 2018, 10:37 am

Thank you Veronica!! So glad you were pleased with the arrangement, and yes, the chocolates are amazing. We will be happy to help you any time. Warm wishes, Laura
Date: Apr 07, 2018
Name: David G


Lauren, Thank you so much for your inspired custom arrangement. I knew I’d reached out to the right place within moments of talking with you. Your talent and positive nature were immediately apparent, but it was your intuition that assured me that the flowers would be perfect. And perfect they were. Be well! David
Laura's Reply:
Date: Apr 07, 2018, 11:51 am

Hi David, I have been creating bouquets for a long time, but i must tell you that your beautiful poem inspired me! It was truly my pleasure. Thank you so much for your kind words! Warm wishes, Laura
Date: Dec 17, 2017
Name: Kerrie M


Terrific, beautiful, from the heart flowers and service. We live in San Francisco and wanted to send a congratulations (and get well) bouquet to our 10 year old grand daughter Molly who had just performed in her school play - and then promptly got sick! Laura listened to my needs and sent Molly the loveliest sweetest bouquet and a the cuddliest of teddy bears. So please pass it on, Gefken flowers is the place to go! Many, many thanks Laura!!!!
Laura's Reply:
Date: Dec 19, 2017, 2:49 pm

Thank you Kerrie for letting us take care of this order for you! Your grand daughter is a sweetheart. I hope she is feeling better. Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Date: Nov 22, 2017
Name: Barbara W


I’m so pleased with the service and the beauty of the arrangements I have ordered through Gefkens Flowers . Gefkens goes way beyond what would normally be expected to make sure that they deliver fresh and timely! Thank you Laura!
Laura's Reply:
Date: Nov 28, 2017, 11:23 am

Thank you so much Barbara! It was our pleasure to deliver that special order for you. Happy holidays to you and thanks for using Gefken's! Laura
Date: May 13, 2017
Name: Maria D


Gefken Flowers is my go to florist from this moment on! I have family in South Orange and send arrangements, most of the time at the last minute, to them. Turre, the charmer who took my call was professional, sweet and expeditious in assisting me. I highly recommend this little shop for gifts and flowers.
Laura's Reply:
Date: Oct 26, 2017, 12:58 pm

Thank you Maria! We are so happy we were able to help you send a lovely gift to your family in South Orange.
Date: Mar 31, 2017
Name: Carole E A


Had a wonderful visit to the shop. Enjoy the peaceful & beautiful tranquility the shop brought to my spirit. Purchased beautiful for my household & friends. Such beautiful flowers. I will be ordering a floral arrangement this coming spring. Thank you Laura.
Laura's Reply:
Date: Mar 31, 2017, 11:00 am

It's always a pleasure to have you come in the store. Enjoy your gifts to self. Your window looks beautiful!!!
Date: Mar 09, 2017
Name: Carol O


Flowers delivered on time in New Jersey and my daughter said they were lovely and fresh. (And it is supposed to snow there on Friday!) Thanks for good service.
Laura's Reply:
Date: Mar 28, 2017, 2:09 pm

Thank you for the lovely review! Rain or shine (or snow) we are dedicated to making our customers happy.
Date: Feb 14, 2017
Name: Kenny K


You can always count on beautiful flowers and timely delivery with Gefken. Valentine's Day flowers did not disappoint, typical fantastic arrangement. Thank you Gefken!
Laura's Reply:
Date: Feb 21, 2017, 11:47 am

Thanks so much for the lovely review! It's always great to hear when someone is pleased with our arrangements. Look forward to hearing from you in the spring!