James Cress Florist and Events


At James Cress, we put our hearts into making every wedding a truly magical and memorable experience. Our family-owned business goes above and beyond to make sure your unique vision for the perfect day is brought to life with beautiful flowers and decor. Our family team, Linda, George, Dawn, Stefan and Nick takes pride in providing exceptional service. At least one owner is always on-site during the  event set up to ensure we bring your dream vision into reality.

The Wedding Industry

At James Cress Florist, we love that wedding flowers are a special expression of a couple’s love. We believe wedding flowers have the power to transform a venue into something truly magical. We strive to create wedding flowers that convey intimate emotion, tell a story and bring wedding dreams to life. As a wedding florist, it's our passion and privilege, when we can be part of such an important event like a wedding day! We are honored each and every time a couple chooses us as their wedding florist.

The Wedding Memories

My daughter had the wedding of her dreams and I was along for the ride! When she took me to see their dream venue, I wasn't quite sure what they were thinking. It definitely wasn't my "traditional" cup of tea. But as we set up on that special day and all her fairytale wishes came true before my very eyes...I couldn’t have been prouder or more overwhelmed with joy! Seeing my little girl's face light up when she saw it come together was worth every skeptical second leading up to it - moments like those are magical indeed!


James Cress Florist is the wedding florist of choice for couples looking to capture the beauty and romance of their wedding day. From bold, vibrant arrangements to sophisticated and elegant bouquets, James Cress has the expertise, creativity and resources to bring any wedding vision to life. With an eye for detail, our wedding flowers are carefully crafted to fit any budget. Our wedding flowers are guaranteed to be both beautiful and lasting so you can focus on creating everlasting memories.


Company History

James Cress Florist is a wedding and event florist, with a long history of providing stunning wedding flowers. Founded in 1903 by Mr. James Cress, in Manhattan, N.Y., the company has been family owned and operated for over 117 years. The original founder's passion lives in the work and reputation of our floral designs today. 

The current owners, George and Linda and their children, have been involved in the event business for the majority of their lives. Back in the 70's, while in highschool, George began selling roses on the side of the road. After graduating, he opened his first florist in East Northport, N.Y. At the age of 26, he met his wife Linda, who was equally as passionate about the floral industry. Together, they have owned and operated multiple florists across Long Island. 

When George and Linda heard the news that previous owners were looking to move on, they knew their visions aligned with the James Cress legacy. They purchased the James Cress Florists, in efforts to maintain the astounding reputation which Mr. Cress created. Our current staff has over 40 years experience in the floral event industry and some of which worked for the original Mr. Cress. They have deep knowledge of various wedding venues across Long Island and can help assist with designing the perfect wedding flowers that compliment each venue's uniqueness.


BOLI Love!

Brandon and the team at James Cress Florist was incredible, extremely accommodating, and hilarious to work with! We actually had a better wedding planning experience with them vs. our venue and vendor! As soon as I walked into the facility, I got this sense of confidence that everything would go as I wanted and it did!
I had a vision of how I wanted my bouquet to look and they were able to execute it and make it even better than what I envisioned! I also had asked to have my grandfather's picture on the bouquet and they were able to make it so subtle but it brought me to tears to see that that incorporated it.
Everything was put together so beautifully - from all the bouquets and boutonnières, to the arch where we got married. Overall, me and my husband had a great experience with this florist and we highly recommend them. Thank you again for everything Brandon and the team at James Cress Florist <3

Ashley C.

Floral arrangement for our wedding was fantastic. James Cress Florist is amazing. Great staff and customer service and professional and friendly.

Elmer W.

James Cress blew me away with their amazing service, beautiful arrangements and vibrant, fresh flowers. Brandon is brilliant and any bride would be lucky to work with him. I had a VERY specific vision of what I wanted for my wedding, but also a tight budget. Brandon worked with me on every gritty detail, understanding my vision while being creative in how to sub specific flowers and numbers of items to stay within budget. I spent hours going back and forth with Brandon and he was patient and professional through it all. He literally turned the solarium room in our venue into a greenhouse with flowers and lanterns adorning the ceilings and walls. The venue was so blown away by his elaborate work that they requested that our pictures be used to show off the possibility of the ceremony room for future weddings and asked us to get them a card for James Cress so that they can work more officially with them in the future. James Cress is the best florist to work with on Long Island and I would recommend them 100%.

Reena K.

Floral arrangements were absolutely stunning, the pink, lavender, deep pink roses popped with the baby's breath!! We were very pleased with the way our tables looked for our special day! We would like to thank you, James Cress Florist and especially Brandon .

Corina J.

Highly recommend James Cress Florist!! During our first meeting we told them what we were looking for, but when they showed me an example of the centerpieces, it was just too big for my liking. I told them & right away they fixed it up to what we wanted & it was absolute perfection. Mine & my bridesmaids’ bouquets were beautiful as well. They are very responsive & easy to work with from start to finish. On our wedding day, we had flowers delivered to the church, the hotel we were getting ready at & the venue.. and there were no issues with the deliveries, which I appreciated very much. Again, highly recommend James Cress Florist!!!

Laura S.

Barbara and Brandon were such a pleasure to work with for my wedding. They worked with my busy schedule when I had to drop off spheres that I bought/made to use for the centerpieces. Everything came out beautiful and it was amazingly priced compared to other florists who were giving the same flowers for less quality. Everything was beautifully and perfectly made to fit my vision. Would recommend them to anyone planning any event!

Stefanie F.

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