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Carolyn Shepard Design Group

Charlotte , NC
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LOCATION

2400-B Distribution St.
Charlotte, NC 28203 US

PHONE

704-523-5237

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ABOUT US

Thank you for your interest in Carolyn Shepard Design Group. We are one of the nation’s premier floral, event, and wedding designers. We set the standard that others merely imitate. With... Read more
Thank you for your interest in Carolyn Shepard Design Group. We are one of the nation’s premier floral, event, and wedding designers. We set the standard that others merely imitate. With more than 65 years of combined professional experience, we consistently provide our clients with the highest caliber of design talent, the freshest premium quality flowers, exquisite specialty table linens, containers and props and above all, superior customer service. We are committed to making your special event absolutely extraordinary. Summed up in one word- Unforgettable!

Our mission is to combine your personal ideas, and our experience to exceed your expectations, and to provide you and your guests with a beautiful and elegant wedding within any price range. We believe that style, color, lighting and attention to detail make more of an impact visually at a wedding, than just sheer volume of flowers. We create a complete personalized atmosphere for your wedding, from small intimate events, to lavish galas. When you meet with one of our designers to plan your wedding, let us know what your budgetary needs are, and we will be happy to give you several terrific options within any price range.


Carolyn Shepard Design Group is preferred by the leading wedding planners, event professionals, and venues in Charlotte and the surrounding area. We are a preferred florist for J. Majors Bridal Salon, Richard Israel Photography, Bella Bridesmaid, Mecklenburg Bridal, Indigo Photography, Catch Light Photography, Deborah Triplett Photography, Christopher Record Photography, The Duke Mansion, The Charlotte City Club, The Van Landingham Estate, The Morehead Inn, Byron’s South End, The Westin Hotel, The Mint Museum, Roof with a view, Carmel Country Club, The Marriott Center City, Modern Salon and Spas, Diamonds Direct, and literally dozens more. Our principal designers, Carolyn Shepard AIFD, and Randy Baehre AIFD are nationally recognized design industry leaders. Their work has been published in countless bridal and industry magazines worldwide. Their vast experience has taken them around the world decorating for weddings and special events of all sizes.



Give us a call (704-523-5237)or email us www.info@carolynshepard.com to schedule a "Meet and greet” appointment. Then come in and take a look around our studio. Make yourself comfortable and look over our many portfolios of our past weddings and events. After a quick tour of the studio, you will quickly become aware of the many possibilities that we can come up with to personalize your wedding within any price range. Images and more information about us can be found on our website www.carolynshepard.com


Consultations

After you have selected and ordered your dresses, we would be delighted to meet with you and provide you with written custom plans, along with pricing suggestions for your wedding at no charge. We meet with our clients for consultations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 am-4pm. Typically we do not accept consultations Friday-Sunday, so that our primary focus and attention can be spent creating weddings and special events on the weekends. We are closed on Mondays. During off peak season, after hour and Saturday appointments are available and can be secured with a credit card deposit of $100.00 in the event that you forfeit your appointment for any reason.


A deposit of $750.00, or an estimated 20% of your total invoice, whichever is greater, is required to secure the date on our calendar, and is applied to your balance. 30% of your total invoice is due 90 days prior to your wedding with the remaining balance due in full no later than 17 days prior to the wedding.

Again, thank you for your interest in Carolyn Shepard Design Group! We look forward to meeting with you soon! Read less
Flowers , Lighting & Decor

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INFO FOR FLOWERS

Do you offer free or for charge consultations?
Free
Do you provide free or for charge sample arrangements?
For Charge
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What type of events do you produce?
Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings
Which of the following services do you provide?
Event Décor, Floral Design

REVIEWS

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Danielle
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
VERY talented and a lot of fun to work with!! Carolyn has an amazing eye for design and beauty. All of the flowers at my wedding were perfect. She listened to me, gave me great feedback and delivered a beautiful product!
VERY talented and a lot of fun to work with!! Carolyn has an amazing eye for design and beauty. All of the flowers at my Read more...
VERY talented and a lot of fun to work with!! Carolyn has an amazing eye for design and beauty. All of the flowers at my wedding were perfect. She listened to me, gave me great feedback and delivered a beautiful product! Read less
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Grace
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so happy that we decided to hire Carolyn Shepard for our wedding floral arrangements! Carolyn is a sincere, artistic individual who is transparent about the prices and what key pieces are needed to align your vision with your big day. We were so happy with the results of our arrangements! Carolyn was also flexible in the delivery method which made it stress free for the bride. Thank you, Carolyn!!
My husband and I are so happy that we decided to hire Carolyn Shepard for our wedding floral arrangements! Carolyn is a Read more...
My husband and I are so happy that we decided to hire Carolyn Shepard for our wedding floral arrangements! Carolyn is a sincere, artistic individual who is transparent about the prices and what key pieces are needed to align your vision with your big day. We were so happy with the results of our arrangements! Carolyn was also flexible in the delivery method which made it stress free for the bride. Thank you, Carolyn!! Read less
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Carolyn Shepard Design Group responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words about us, Grace. =) It was a pleasure working with you!!!!!

We were happy to create the bouquets and corsages for your wedding, and I loved the centerpieces that you made for your tables!!!! So cute and full of personality!
Best wishes for many years of happiness to you and Phil!

Warm Regards,
Carolyn
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Tracy
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.6/5.0
Very Professional....met with Carolyn my daughter told her what she wanted and it was BEAUTIFUL.
Very Professional....met with Carolyn my daughter told her what she wanted and it was BEAUTIFUL.
Very Professional....met with Carolyn my daughter told her what she wanted and it was BEAUTIFUL. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
Carolyn Shepard Design Group responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Tracy!

It was fun working with your whole family on Tara's wedding! What a fun group you all are!!! LOL!
So happy that you all loved Tara's flowers and thank you for the kind words about our service, as well. =)

Warm Regards,
Carolyn
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Vicky
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I met with Carolyn in December 2012 after communicating with her several times prior to our first meeting. When we met, it was just like two old friends designing a wedding and dreaming about the possibilities from a vision. I wanted to capture the beauty of English window boxes and Victorian elegance. I shared with Carolyn several pictures of my bathroom wallpaper. She immediately grasped the milieu we were trying to create. I ordered some very tiny butterflies, and Carolyn was able to incorporate them into all the flowers for the girls and women. It was a lovely surprise. Carolyn’s artwork complimented so beautifully the grace of St. Mary’s and it stained glass windows.

For The Morehead Inn reception, Carolyn’s work was on display again with the artful appeal created at the Chapel. The design and lush flowers she used at St. Mary’s were repeated at the Inn in every room and space, even the Newell at the bottom of the staircase. For the wedding cake, Carolyn created a gorgeous billowy flower arrangement for the top of the cake as well as a full multi-layered circle around the base of the cake.

Just to demonstrate the artful flower creations by Carolyn, I can share that her work did not go unnoticed! Everyone was simply overcome by such beautiful arrangements that blended with the old home in such an elegant and charming way. Our guests shared that they have never seen anything like it. The guests were invited to take the flowers after the reception to an event or to a friend to cheer up someone’s day. I know Carolyn’s work and the beauty of that Sunday afternoon were enjoyed by many for a long time.

Carolyn is a remarkable artist who has many options to fit budgets. You can trust Carolyn to create your beautiful wedding and reception, and you can be assured that Carolyn and her staff will be in constant contact with you. There are just simply no worries with the Carolyn Shepard Design Group. She was the perfect selection for me.
I met with Carolyn in December 2012 after communicating with her several times prior to our first meeting. When we met, it Read more...
I met with Carolyn in December 2012 after communicating with her several times prior to our first meeting. When we met, it was just like two old friends designing a wedding and dreaming about the possibilities from a vision. I wanted to capture the beauty of English window boxes and Victorian elegance. I shared with Carolyn several pictures of my bathroom wallpaper. She immediately grasped the milieu we were trying to create. I ordered some very tiny butterflies, and Carolyn was able to incorporate them into all the flowers for the girls and women. It was a lovely surprise. Carolyn’s artwork complimented so beautifully the grace of St. Mary’s and it stained glass windows.

For The Morehead Inn reception, Carolyn’s work was on display again with the artful appeal created at the Chapel. The design and lush flowers she used at St. Mary’s were repeated at the Inn in every room and space, even the Newell at the bottom of the staircase. For the wedding cake, Carolyn created a gorgeous billowy flower arrangement for the top of the cake as well as a full multi-layered circle around the base of the cake.

Just to demonstrate the artful flower creations by Carolyn, I can share that her work did not go unnoticed! Everyone was simply overcome by such beautiful arrangements that blended with the old home in such an elegant and charming way. Our guests shared that they have never seen anything like it. The guests were invited to take the flowers after the reception to an event or to a friend to cheer up someone’s day. I know Carolyn’s work and the beauty of that Sunday afternoon were enjoyed by many for a long time.

Carolyn is a remarkable artist who has many options to fit budgets. You can trust Carolyn to create your beautiful wedding and reception, and you can be assured that Carolyn and her staff will be in constant contact with you. There are just simply no worries with the Carolyn Shepard Design Group. She was the perfect selection for me. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
Carolyn Shepard Design Group responded with the following comments:

Oh, Vicky!

Thank you so much! =)
Working with you on your wedding flowers and decor was just so darn fun! =) Kind, caring and thoughtful clients such as yourself, make my job seem like it's not work at all!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful photos of your day. We will surely add them to our portfolios of work!!!

Warm Regards,
Carolyn
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Carolyn Shepard Design Group was the best vendor we worked with during our wedding planning process. Very professional, great advice, and willing to accomodate according to the client. On the actual day of the wedding, we were stunned by the decor and flowers, and received so many compliements on all the floral arrangements. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!
Carolyn Shepard Design Group was the best vendor we worked with during our wedding planning process. Very professional, Read more...
Carolyn Shepard Design Group was the best vendor we worked with during our wedding planning process. Very professional, great advice, and willing to accomodate according to the client. On the actual day of the wedding, we were stunned by the decor and flowers, and received so many compliements on all the floral arrangements. Would absolutely recommend to anyone! Read less
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Carolyn Shepard Design Group responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. =)

It's our goal to exceed our bride's expectations! So glad that we exceeded yours!!!!

Warm Regards,
Carolyn
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Tiffany
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
From planner to bride, I knew that Carolyn and her team were top notch but when I walked into the reception, my breath was taken away. The beautiful linens, rich draping and lavish florals made my dream a reality. From start to finish, my experience with CSDG was flawless. I could not have been happier with the execution of all the details!!!
From planner to bride, I knew that Carolyn and her team were top notch but when I walked into the reception, my breath was Read more...
From planner to bride, I knew that Carolyn and her team were top notch but when I walked into the reception, my breath was taken away. The beautiful linens, rich draping and lavish florals made my dream a reality. From start to finish, my experience with CSDG was flawless. I could not have been happier with the execution of all the details!!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
Carolyn Shepard Design Group responded with the following comments:

Dear Tiffany,

As one of Charlotte's best wedding planners, it was a pleasure to have you chose us for your flowers and decor. I am humbled by your glowing review, and it was our pleasure to be a part of YOUR big day!

Many thanks, and big hugs to you and your groom, Rudy!
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Steven
Wedding:
12/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Carolyn Shepard Design Group is amazing. They went above and beyond on any request or thought my wife and I had. They were available for consult on everything from the complicated to the mundane. Carolyn and Christie took a large amount of stress off my shoulders by helping work out a timeline with the other vendors. The end result was BEAUTIFUL. I could not have asked for more. These are some incredibly talented and trustworthy people.
Carolyn Shepard Design Group is amazing. They went above and beyond on any request or thought my wife and I had. They were Read more...
Carolyn Shepard Design Group is amazing. They went above and beyond on any request or thought my wife and I had. They were available for consult on everything from the complicated to the mundane. Carolyn and Christie took a large amount of stress off my shoulders by helping work out a timeline with the other vendors. The end result was BEAUTIFUL. I could not have asked for more. These are some incredibly talented and trustworthy people. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
Carolyn Shepard Design Group responded with the following comments:

Dear Steven,

Thank you so much for your kind words about us!

Planning the flowers and decor for your wedding was different and fun to do with the groom for a change! =)

Thank YOU for being such a terrific client, and easy to work with! =D
We love you guys!

Carolyn
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Kara
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
After I got engaged in January 2012, the first person that I hired to coordinate the floral decor for my wedding was Carolyn Shepard Design Group. Carolyn's reputation in Charlotte (and heck, the entire Southeast) is unparalleled when it comes to quality and creativity. I knew that only CSDG could make my visions a reality. At our first meeting Carolyn looked at me and said "let me create your wedding day as a surprise to you." I agreed immediately and honestly it was the best decision that we made. When we walked into our wedding reception, I was at a complete loss for words. In fact, the only thing that I could do was cry. The entry to the ballroom had two large urns overflowing with roses, gardenias, hydrangea, and long stems of cymbidium orchids. A panel of fresh flowers completely covered the window above the entrance and white curtains draped on either side. Glass vases lined the doorway with floating candles. Inside, an entire wall of candlelight flickers with the cityscape behind. The tables were draped in white silk tablecloths with a combination of "high/low" centerpieces on each one. The "high" arrangements are lush with beautiful roses, cymbidium orchids and gardenias. The "low" arrangements are rings of the same flowers, surrounding a huge hurricane vase with candles and votives. Then, I see the cake table..excuse me, cake PAVILION! Carolyn erected a tent that was then draped with white sheer linens and covered with archways of lush white flowers!! A pearl encrusted table cloth was draped over the cream silk linen. A clear acrylic box that was filled with fresh white rose petals to serve as a stand for the cake.
I haven't yet seen photos from that night and only then will I realize all of the intricate details that CSDG incorporated into my wedding. I am still getting complements from friends and family about the flowers! CSDG exceeded my expectations every step of the way and created an experience that I will never forget. THANK YOU, Carolyn!!
After I got engaged in January 2012, the first person that I hired to coordinate the floral decor for my wedding was Read more...
After I got engaged in January 2012, the first person that I hired to coordinate the floral decor for my wedding was Carolyn Shepard Design Group. Carolyn's reputation in Charlotte (and heck, the entire Southeast) is unparalleled when it comes to quality and creativity. I knew that only CSDG could make my visions a reality. At our first meeting Carolyn looked at me and said "let me create your wedding day as a surprise to you." I agreed immediately and honestly it was the best decision that we made. When we walked into our wedding reception, I was at a complete loss for words. In fact, the only thing that I could do was cry. The entry to the ballroom had two large urns overflowing with roses, gardenias, hydrangea, and long stems of cymbidium orchids. A panel of fresh flowers completely covered the window above the entrance and white curtains draped on either side. Glass vases lined the doorway with floating candles. Inside, an entire wall of candlelight flickers with the cityscape behind. The tables were draped in white silk tablecloths with a combination of "high/low" centerpieces on each one. The "high" arrangements are lush with beautiful roses, cymbidium orchids and gardenias. The "low" arrangements are rings of the same flowers, surrounding a huge hurricane vase with candles and votives. Then, I see the cake table..excuse me, cake PAVILION! Carolyn erected a tent that was then draped with white sheer linens and covered with archways of lush white flowers!! A pearl encrusted table cloth was draped over the cream silk linen. A clear acrylic box that was filled with fresh white rose petals to serve as a stand for the cake.
I haven't yet seen photos from that night and only then will I realize all of the intricate details that CSDG incorporated into my wedding. I am still getting complements from friends and family about the flowers! CSDG exceeded my expectations every step of the way and created an experience that I will never forget. THANK YOU, Carolyn!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
Carolyn Shepard Design Group responded with the following comments:

Dear Kara,

Awwww! Thanks so much! *blush*

You are the first client to put complete blind trust, and it was GREAT fun to surprise you with your wedding flowers and decor! =)
Since then, we have had 2 others do the SAME THING!!! LOL!

The look on your face when you entered the reception was priceless! So glad that you all loved the look we created for you, and it was our pleasure to work with you!

Warm Regards,
Carolyn
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Joanna
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Carolyn and her team were so easy to work with. After my initial meeting, Carolyn provided an outline of what we discussed and next steps. That professionalism and follow-through was exactly what I wanted. She really took the time to listen to my requests and offer detailed examples, photos, etc to assist my decision. Her team provided advanced notice with updates on billing and promptly replied to emails. Carolyn and I met again before the ceremony and she was very accomodating to our ideas and calmly walked us through what to expect. I knew the arrangements and bouquets would be beautiful but they exceeded expectations! I recieved complements all night and couldn't have been more pleased.
Carolyn and her team were so easy to work with. After my initial meeting, Carolyn provided an outline of what we discussed Read more...
Carolyn and her team were so easy to work with. After my initial meeting, Carolyn provided an outline of what we discussed and next steps. That professionalism and follow-through was exactly what I wanted. She really took the time to listen to my requests and offer detailed examples, photos, etc to assist my decision. Her team provided advanced notice with updates on billing and promptly replied to emails. Carolyn and I met again before the ceremony and she was very accomodating to our ideas and calmly walked us through what to expect. I knew the arrangements and bouquets would be beautiful but they exceeded expectations! I recieved complements all night and couldn't have been more pleased. Read less
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Carolyn Shepard Design Group responded with the following comments:

Dear Joanna,

Thank you for your glowing words about our products and service!
We try to make the process as easy as possible for the bride and groom, since, usually, it's the first time for you all to plan an event such as a wedding, and we are happy to assist in any way we can!

Our goal is to exceed the client's expectations and we are THRILLED that we exceeded yours as well! =)

Warm Regards,
Carolyn
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Tara
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Carolyn and her staff were amazing to work with. I only met with her twice while planning my wedding and she was some how able to figure out exactly what I wanted, and make it even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. Everything from the flowers, to the table linens and candles (so many candles!), were all absolutely perfect. I would recommend Carolyn to anyone looking for a designer who is extremely talented, professional, and easy to work with.
Carolyn and her staff were amazing to work with. I only met with her twice while planning my wedding and she was some how Read more...
Carolyn and her staff were amazing to work with. I only met with her twice while planning my wedding and she was some how able to figure out exactly what I wanted, and make it even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. Everything from the flowers, to the table linens and candles (so many candles!), were all absolutely perfect. I would recommend Carolyn to anyone looking for a designer who is extremely talented, professional, and easy to work with. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
Carolyn Shepard Design Group responded with the following comments:

Dear Tara,

Thank you so much for the kind review! You were more than a pleasure to work with! =)

Thank you for putting your trust in us!

Kind Regards,
Carolyn
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