“Your professionalism, work ethic and charm have made you a pleasure to work with. You have allowed me to approach this special day with a sense of relaxation and exhilaration that would have not been possible without you.”

– Penelope Lara, Palm Harbor, FL


“Elissa Stone has the uncanny ability to look at a space or a collection of objects and see all the beautiful possibilities. Let her work her magic and you will not be disappointed!”

–Barbara Mazer Gross, St. Petersburg, FL


“WOW – this was the best gala event ever.  The feel of the evening was fun, engaging, focused, dynamic, creative and a wonderful representation of the Institute.”

– Joyce Bonomini, Director of Education, Ruth Eckerd Hall


“Bravo on a wonderful event! As a person who knows what it takes to make an evening like that so lovely – I am truly wowed!”

– Jeanne Reynolds, Supervisor,

Pre-k-12 Performing Arts for Pinellas County Schools


“What a fantastic event that was tonight! The room was gorgeous and the flow seamless.  The seating layout was an element of surprise and I’d imagine for our donors, an interesting change from the endless parade of banquets. It was obvious that a lot of thought and preparation went into the details. From the beautiful setting to the impressive performers to the moving speeches, I was so proud to be associated with such an amazing team of professionals.  And I think the message was sent loud and clear that ‘what we do is worth your support’.  Thank you for setting the perfect stage for our Institute to shine!”

– Susan M. Crockett, Chief Information Officer,

Ruth Eckerd Hall


“I just wanted to take a quick moment to send you my kudos on last night’s Harvesting for Scholarships event.  I know it takes a team to put on an event, and clearly you coordinated a great team of staff and volunteers, but ultimately they are following your lead, and truly you lead beautifully last night. Congratulations on the new format! You stepped out, and it worked. But I think it really worked because although you changed the layout, you kept such consistency that the overall theme is what really shone. From the invites, to the program and definitely the décor, you kept it all tied in together. You did a GREAT job!”

– Stephanie Smith, Director of Development, Lighthouse of Pinellas


“What an experience! It was beautifully orchestrated from beginning to end.  The organization was impeccable and carried out with thoroughness.  Solid attention was given to every detail.”

– Joan, Education Committee Member


“The event was fantastic! What a glorious showing!  The place looked gorgeous, the food was delicious, the program was inspiring and your special details and touches were more evident in every crack and corner of the room.  Cozy, beautiful, intimate, interesting, fun…As I think of these words, I think they describe last night.  They also describe you.  I can’t wait to see your next amazing event!”

– Crystelle Miranda, Trinity, FL


“We were so happy to have you do the flowers for our wedding. You were such a life saver and came to the rescue 3 weeks before the wedding when we had to let our other florist go due to lack of communication. The flowers were gorgeous and we couldn’t have been happier with the outcome! Thank you for all you did!”

- Emily & John Russell, Bride & Groom


“Working with you on my wedding flowers was a real delight. You brought originality and enthusiasm to the project, all the while taking our unique venue and limited budget into account. I still smile when I think of the wonderful, whimsical touches you added to my bouquet”

– Jennifer and Greg Gulick, Bride & Groom