“The best compliment is a
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I recommend the services of
Cut 1 Floral Design to make your Wedding Day a one-of-a-kind event that will be remembered and cherished
by you and all your guests
for years to come.
Susan is my hero. Her arrangements are beautiful, her knowledge
fantastic. Susan is friendly,
helpful and her prices are very reasonable!! Thank you.
Susan and her staff at Cut 1 Floral were a dream to work with.
Her attention to detail, and
the "quality" of flowers
she uses, is like no other.
Anything I say about Susan at Cut 1 Floral design could not be enough. She is one of the main reasons mywedding was
as beautiful as it was. Once again Susan, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU !!!!
Susan Alvarez, 44, opened Cut One Floral when she was 31. The year was 2000 and she landed her own floral studio after toiling under other florists for years without being recognized for her stunning designs. Alvarez, who holds a degree in psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University says she “really wanted to try my hand in the floral industry.
My grandmother and I used to garden together all the time.” Thanks to her intrepid and supportive aunt who happened to manage a Citibank location on the upper west side, Alvarez was able to get an entry level job with
an establishedflorist-to-the-celebrities, Saundra Parks, who happened to apply for a small business loan
at the branch managed by Alvarez’s aunt.
While working at Parks’ store, Alvarez trained under designer Ira Mitchell Steinman and then went to work at various stores for another six years until opening her shop over a two-car garage on 3rd Street.
Now, she’s begun catering to the stars and has a client list with NY Giants receiver Victor Cruz and his fiancé,
Elaina Whitley, among her customers.