About Us

Welcome to Pedestals

Philip Sammut’s passion for floral design and creative expertise are the guiding forces behind the success of Pedestals Floral Decorators.

The floral design studio and special events company, located in Garden City Park has been creating imaginative and elegant floral arrangements for sophisticated and demanding clientele for over twenty years. Always keeping up with the latest trends and fashions, keeps Pedestals in the forefront of the industry.

The team prides themselves in giving clients the personal touch they need, in creating breathtaking works of art ranging from simple to elaborate. The art of floral design is one of the most important aspects in creating the ambience of a wedding or special event.

Each client comes to Pedestals with a vision representing their unique style, our designers work with them to enhance their ideas and create an event beyond their dreams and expectations.

Team Pedestals



As Owner and President of Pedestals Floral Decorators, Phil has a vested interest in every event that takes place. He has always had a passion for floral and for seeing his visions become reality. Now known as a leader in the industry he still is on site daily to oversee all ordering and production. Throughout the years Pedestals has grown not only in its location size but also by employees.

Born and raised in Queens, New York, he believes in keeping the work here on Long Island. “This is my home, these are the people who made me who I am today and for that I am grateful.” He was taught how to run a business and how to dream big when he was a child, his father would tell him “Whatever you choose to do in life, do it all the way and never give up”. Today, Phil still works with the same ethic and teaches his team to work the same way; that what they do here at Pedestals is not just a job, but its a passion, its art. And that each person deserves the very best product.



Managing Partner, Director of Sales

Robert's warmth is what makes his designs so unique. His ability to hear what the client is asking for and to bring it to fruition is what sets him apart from the rest. No matter the size of the event, Robert executes with his heart. He gets to know his clients and is connected to them that their special moment ends up becoming his.



Special Events Consultant

Special events have always had a place in her life growing up working in her mother’s bridal shop. Sandy started her career in interior design which allows her to transform any venue or setting to a style that is all your own. Her love for flowers and her ability to connect with people is present in every event she produces.

Joseph C.

Special Events Consultant

Having 30 plus years of experience, Joseph’s passion for and knowledge of flowers is evident in each of his designs. Joseph feels getting to know his clients and their needs is the key to his success. Whether the party is an intimate gathering or a grand gala, he believes that his attention to the smallest of details creates a spectacular event!



Head Production Designer

Joe started his career in decorating and floral sales. As he grew in the industry his real passion evolved into designing and producing floral pieces. He has truly been an asset to Pedestals for the past fourteen years. One of his most cherished memories was designing his daughter Daniella’s wedding. To old vintage flair to modern designer trends, he sets the bar.



Office Manager

Enjoying over 30 years in the hospitality industry there is no one more qualified to handle the details of your special day. Trained by industry leaders in the hospitality industry Sofia has managed and executed countless events. Sofia will work hand and hand with your designer to ensure a seamless process. Her knowledge and experience allows her to engage with every level of your events production.

Behind the Scenes

At Pedestals, we bring your visions to life through innovative design. Our success isn’t only in the planning but in the execution. Meet the production team that understands It’s all in the details!


Operations Manager

Emanuel Sammut leads his team with the same core values and energy instilled in him by his Uncle Philip.


Production Manager

Dominic Vulpis brings a keen eye for detail and design to the table and together they coordinate overall aesthetic and style to perfection.