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Valentine's Day: Picking The Perfect Flowers
By Featured, Lifestyle January 14, 2014
It’s a simple, universal truth: men despise Valentine’s Day as much as women love it. As every guy knows, planning and shopping for this Hallmark holiday can create a ridiculous amount of stress. It doesn’t matter whether your Valentine’s Day date is your wife or a gal you recently started seeing, flowers are a must! According to floral expert, Victoria Thanoukos, there are two assumptions men make when it comes to Valentine’s Day flowers: red roses are NOT the best way to go and a beautiful bouquet doesn’t have to cost a fortune. “It’s a myth that a gorgeous flower arrangement has to break the bank,” she says. Just in time for February 14th, Victoria has some tips for avoiding the dreaded “you screwed up the most romantic day of the year” fight and get it right. more...

Family Friendly Super Bowl Sunday
posted by Anna Harris, In Baby, Kindergartener January 27, 2014
Come Sunday, if you're hosting a Super Bowl party, you are probably getting the snacks ready and getting into the spirit. The kids may love watching the game or they may get bored. So how do you get them engaged and having fun while being busy? I turned for help to Victoria Thankoukos, event planner/owner of Kensington Florals & Events, one of Chicagoland's premier floral design and event planning companies and she had a few creative kids' activities suggestions: more...

Client Reviews
I had the pleasure of going to Kensington Florals & Events recently and absolutely fell in LOVE!
I went to pick up a floral arrangement for a dear friend of mine that was in the hospital undergoing a minor surgery.  I met with the lovely owner, Victoria, who was professional and super friendly.  I indicated my price ($50) and what I was looking for (something colorful and uplifting) and told her to do whatever she thought was best.  I came back the next day and was absolutely floored with what she had put together.  The flowers looked exquisite!  Seriously, it looked like something out of a magazine.  I will absolutely go back to Kensington Florals every time I need fresh flowers.
Selin T. Glenview, IL 9/8/2013
 
I can not begin to describe how amazing Victoria was both professionally and personally. I went to Victoria for my wedding flowers and prior to meeting with Victoria I thought knew it all, I even considered doing my flowers myself. Victoria not only showed me she was the true professional but also did it in an amazing way. By the time my wedding was quickly approaching it was only Victoria I trusted with the distinct details of my special day. Victoria met with me several times to confirm the details of my wedding. She created a mock up of what my aisle would look like and remained patient as I went over and over the details and changed many details.

As a bride you want your day not to be perfect but you want it to be your perfect envision, i assure you Victoria will make sure that happens. She will communicate via phone, email and text to make sure she is doing her job. If anything goes wrong and Victoria is your florist I would say it is at the fault of the bride. One of my biggest frustrations with all my vendors minus Victoria was their lack of contact communication. I would say I talked to Victoria as often as I talked to my bridesmaids.

Throughout the planning of my wedding I found myself reaching out to Victoria just to tell her where i was with the planning. One example of Victoria going above and beyond, I told her I had a meeting with my day of coordinator and she asked if she could attend the meeting. During the meeting Victoria asked more questions than the other 3 vendors in attendance. She asked questions a first time bride would never even consider. As my soon to be husband and I drove home we raved about Victoria, I sent her a message to thank her for asking me so many questions and bringing things to my attention I would have never even considered.

In terms of price, I told Victoria my budget and she worked everything out to fit my budget, looking back at what we paid her and what we paid others, I wish I could take money from other vendors and just give it to her.

I can rant and rave about Victoria pre-wedding but I guess what really matters is day of Victoria. My wedding would not have been as stunning without her. She got every details down pact and there was not one mishap I knew of.  
Now it is a month after my special day and Victoria and I still keep in contact. She went above and beyond for me, and she is definitely someone I want to remain friends with not only because she is an awesome florist and knows her stuff!, but because she is an awesome person all around

Thank you Victoria from the Thomas family we truly appreciate you! :)
Dawn T. Chicago, IL 9/27/2013
 
Thank you so much for making my little sister's wedding so beautiful! Her flower arrangements were amazing!
Christina S.Northbrook 7/5/2013
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