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Catherine's Gardens

Oak Forest , IL
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15146 South Cicero Avenue
Oak Forest, IL 60452 US (map)

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708-535-6400
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From imagination to celebration...

Both classic and contemporary, in joyful color or sophisticated monochrome, Catherine's Gardens floral designs provide amazing style, glamour... Read more
From imagination to celebration...

Both classic and contemporary, in joyful color or sophisticated monochrome, Catherine's Gardens floral designs provide amazing style, glamour and warmth to inspire brides, grooms, and their families and friends! Anything you can dream...anywhere in the world. By appointment only. Read less
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How would you describe the style of your floral designs?
Classic, Country, Eclectic, Glamorous, Modern, Nautical, Romantic, Rustic, Tropical, Vintage
Which of the following services do you provide?
Clean Up, Consultations, Delivery, Event Design, Floral Preservation, Samples, Set Up, Venue Visit
What types of arrangements do you provide?
Aisle Decor, Altar Decor, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Corsages, Flower Petals, Non-Floral, Single Flowers, Table Arrangements

REVIEWS

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Laura
Wedding:
1/28/2017
3.4/5.0
I went to Catherine's Gardens after my girlfriend told me about how great her consultation was. I met with Julie and she was wonderful. She took the time to speak with my mom and I and showed us all different ideas of what I had pictured in my mind. Then my friend got married and told me all the errors they made. I was worried. I tried to stay positive about Catherine's Gardens because at this point, I paid in full and there was nothing I can do about it.

I did make quiet a few changed to my order and they were very accommodating. We were afraid of what the flowers would look like on the day of my wedding. So we had them come earlier to my parent's house. The girls flowers were pretty and so was my bouquet. I requested to have gems placed in between my roses. I kind of got that. They were clusters. It was fine, but not what I really wanted. My mom's corsage broke while she was putting it on. We had to call and tell them to fix it while we were at the church. The groom's and groomsmen's flower were fine. The ringbearers flowers looked awful. My nephew's flower looked like this tiny little rose and turned brown by the end of the night.

The two pieces we requested for the church were just not that great. They looked like they threw some flowers together and called it a day. It wasn't what she described that I would get.

I asked for a ball of baby's breath for one of my center pieces. It was half of a ball and you could see some of the Styrofoam sticking out. I wasn't happy about them at all. I knew it wouldn't be exactly what I wanted, but it really wasn't' even close to it.

Just remember, you get what you pay for at this place. They weren't truly awful, but I don't know if I would recommend them for future weddings or really any major events. I'm not sure if the girls that are working there, really know what they are doing.
I went to Catherine's Gardens after my girlfriend told me about how great her consultation was. I met with Julie and she Read more...
I went to Catherine's Gardens after my girlfriend told me about how great her consultation was. I met with Julie and she was wonderful. She took the time to speak with my mom and I and showed us all different ideas of what I had pictured in my mind. Then my friend got married and told me all the errors they made. I was worried. I tried to stay positive about Catherine's Gardens because at this point, I paid in full and there was nothing I can do about it.

I did make quiet a few changed to my order and they were very accommodating. We were afraid of what the flowers would look like on the day of my wedding. So we had them come earlier to my parent's house. The girls flowers were pretty and so was my bouquet. I requested to have gems placed in between my roses. I kind of got that. They were clusters. It was fine, but not what I really wanted. My mom's corsage broke while she was putting it on. We had to call and tell them to fix it while we were at the church. The groom's and groomsmen's flower were fine. The ringbearers flowers looked awful. My nephew's flower looked like this tiny little rose and turned brown by the end of the night.

The two pieces we requested for the church were just not that great. They looked like they threw some flowers together and called it a day. It wasn't what she described that I would get.

I asked for a ball of baby's breath for one of my center pieces. It was half of a ball and you could see some of the Styrofoam sticking out. I wasn't happy about them at all. I knew it wouldn't be exactly what I wanted, but it really wasn't' even close to it.

Just remember, you get what you pay for at this place. They weren't truly awful, but I don't know if I would recommend them for future weddings or really any major events. I'm not sure if the girls that are working there, really know what they are doing. Read less
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kristina
Wedding:
11/19/2016
4.8/5.0
So, I was super-duper nervous for using Catherine's Garden since there are so many crazy reviews on Yelp about this florist, however I just had my wedding on 11/19/2016, and I think they did great. My flowers were beautiful--and Julie worked with me to stay within my budget. There were some mishaps with my bouquet such as the brooch and some of the bud falling out before the ceremony, but I don't expect flowers to stay perfect! We had two types of arrangements on each table at the reception, plus bridal party flowers, cake flowers, and all of them were beautiful. Only complaint I really had were the guy's boutonnieres. They were made so tiny, that they shriveled up and died not even halfway through the day, and many of them were so small they fell off and were lost before the end of the night.

Overall, I think that Julie is reasonable and will work within your budget, and my reception and ceremony flowers were very beautiful. I'd book with them again! Don't get too scared with the negative reviews. Just make sure that everything you want is in your contract and make several stops to the shop to clarify details that you want to make sure get put together correctly.
So, I was super-duper nervous for using Catherine's Garden since there are so many crazy reviews on Yelp about this Read more...
So, I was super-duper nervous for using Catherine's Garden since there are so many crazy reviews on Yelp about this florist, however I just had my wedding on 11/19/2016, and I think they did great. My flowers were beautiful--and Julie worked with me to stay within my budget. There were some mishaps with my bouquet such as the brooch and some of the bud falling out before the ceremony, but I don't expect flowers to stay perfect! We had two types of arrangements on each table at the reception, plus bridal party flowers, cake flowers, and all of them were beautiful. Only complaint I really had were the guy's boutonnieres. They were made so tiny, that they shriveled up and died not even halfway through the day, and many of them were so small they fell off and were lost before the end of the night.

Overall, I think that Julie is reasonable and will work within your budget, and my reception and ceremony flowers were very beautiful. I'd book with them again! Don't get too scared with the negative reviews. Just make sure that everything you want is in your contract and make several stops to the shop to clarify details that you want to make sure get put together correctly. Read less
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stephanie
Wedding:
7/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Our flowers were amazing and Julie was great to work with! She helped us stay within our budget and guided us through the process. I would highly recommend Catherine's Gardens for your wedding!
Our flowers were amazing and Julie was great to work with! She helped us stay within our budget and guided us through the Read more...
Our flowers were amazing and Julie was great to work with! She helped us stay within our budget and guided us through the process. I would highly recommend Catherine's Gardens for your wedding! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/21/2016
4.6/5.0
They were definitely the most affordable. You also get a discount if you pay in cash and all of the down payment. Loved the bouquets she put together and the flowers for the pews. Only negative thing was that I had to always wait some time to get a reply back from emails.
They were definitely the most affordable. You also get a discount if you pay in cash and all of the down payment. Loved Read more...
They were definitely the most affordable. You also get a discount if you pay in cash and all of the down payment. Loved the bouquets she put together and the flowers for the pews. Only negative thing was that I had to always wait some time to get a reply back from emails. Read less
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Jordan
Wedding:
1/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Was stressing out big time over flowers. What would and wouldn't compliment everything but after sitting down with Julie I was so at ease. She has incredible taste and eye for what goes. My flowers on the day turned out better then I could have imagined and the centerpiece were flawless. I'm so glad I booked with CG. Thank you!
Was stressing out big time over flowers. What would and wouldn't compliment everything but after sitting down with Julie I Read more...
Was stressing out big time over flowers. What would and wouldn't compliment everything but after sitting down with Julie I was so at ease. She has incredible taste and eye for what goes. My flowers on the day turned out better then I could have imagined and the centerpiece were flawless. I'm so glad I booked with CG. Thank you! Read less
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Cecilia
Wedding:
9/26/2015
2.6/5.0
Since the start of the initial contact and consultation with Julie, she has been amazing. She listened to what both my FH and wanted and even took time out to allow my sons who had to join on meeting color, and pet her dogs. She has nothing but nice, responds quickly and understanding when we asked to make changes. I can not wait to see what our flowers will look like and am eager to get my mock piece.

UPDATE: Our consultation went amazingly well all the times we met with Julie, we really thought she knew exactly what we wanted and loved the attention she gave us and our children. Unfortunately, on the day of our wedding, our flowers were over an hour and half late, incorrect, and wilting. The arrangements at the reception were not at all what we imagined as far as flowers on the bottom with our vases being placed in square vases with water on in them-this was not as we discussed. They were sparse and sloppy. Worst of all, my mother’s wristlet was incorrect, as we ordered an orchid and received two calla lilies which were to be for the groom, his father and our children only in honor ofmy husband's mother’s passing. Several of my bridesmaids bouquets fell apart after the church during photos, my mini bouquet “toss bouquet” was no were near my bouquet and my bouquet was browning.
Since the start of the initial contact and consultation with Julie, she has been amazing. She listened to what both my FH Read more...
Since the start of the initial contact and consultation with Julie, she has been amazing. She listened to what both my FH and wanted and even took time out to allow my sons who had to join on meeting color, and pet her dogs. She has nothing but nice, responds quickly and understanding when we asked to make changes. I can not wait to see what our flowers will look like and am eager to get my mock piece.

UPDATE: Our consultation went amazingly well all the times we met with Julie, we really thought she knew exactly what we wanted and loved the attention she gave us and our children. Unfortunately, on the day of our wedding, our flowers were over an hour and half late, incorrect, and wilting. The arrangements at the reception were not at all what we imagined as far as flowers on the bottom with our vases being placed in square vases with water on in them-this was not as we discussed. They were sparse and sloppy. Worst of all, my mother’s wristlet was incorrect, as we ordered an orchid and received two calla lilies which were to be for the groom, his father and our children only in honor ofmy husband's mother’s passing. Several of my bridesmaids bouquets fell apart after the church during photos, my mini bouquet “toss bouquet” was no were near my bouquet and my bouquet was browning. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved my wedding flowers! They were exactly what I pictured. I loved that they provided a mock bouquet, it was really helpful in getting the exact look I wanted by being able to make changes. On our wedding day, I was wow'd when I saw the bouquets; the colors were so vibrant and the flowers themselves looked so fresh, and they were! All of the bouquets, mine included, still looked fresh even two days after our wedding!
I also want to mention how affordable the whole thing was. I thought buying wedding bouquets would be a fortune, but it ended up being so mush cheaper than I thought!
Thank you again Julie!
I absolutely loved my wedding flowers! They were exactly what I pictured. I loved that they provided a mock bouquet, it Read more...
I absolutely loved my wedding flowers! They were exactly what I pictured. I loved that they provided a mock bouquet, it was really helpful in getting the exact look I wanted by being able to make changes. On our wedding day, I was wow'd when I saw the bouquets; the colors were so vibrant and the flowers themselves looked so fresh, and they were! All of the bouquets, mine included, still looked fresh even two days after our wedding!
I also want to mention how affordable the whole thing was. I thought buying wedding bouquets would be a fortune, but it ended up being so mush cheaper than I thought!
Thank you again Julie! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Catherine's Gardens did an excellent job with the flowers for our wedding! They were beautiful and they did a great job collaborating with our reception venue. They picked up and cleaned their vases and brought them back filled and ready to set up the reception centerpieces. They were on time dropping off different flowers at different locations and were very reasonably priced. Our initial meeting was a little intimidating because I wasn't totally sure of numbers and what I exactly wanted or needed and the woman I met with seemed a little annoyed that I did not have like an order ready to give her, but she did take the time and help me figure out what to order. They did do a great job with the order, great service at the wedding, and great price, just not a wonderful in person experience when we placed our order. But would recommend them for sure!
Catherine's Gardens did an excellent job with the flowers for our wedding! They were beautiful and they did a great job Read more...
Catherine's Gardens did an excellent job with the flowers for our wedding! They were beautiful and they did a great job collaborating with our reception venue. They picked up and cleaned their vases and brought them back filled and ready to set up the reception centerpieces. They were on time dropping off different flowers at different locations and were very reasonably priced. Our initial meeting was a little intimidating because I wasn't totally sure of numbers and what I exactly wanted or needed and the woman I met with seemed a little annoyed that I did not have like an order ready to give her, but she did take the time and help me figure out what to order. They did do a great job with the order, great service at the wedding, and great price, just not a wonderful in person experience when we placed our order. But would recommend them for sure! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.6/5.0
My experience with Catherine's Gardens was great but left me bit disappointed on my wedding day. They were so helpful during my consultation, offered me a mock bouquet and were very accommodating. They checked in with me on several occasions to ensure that we were on the same page. They also offered a discount for putting down a larger deposit.
On the day of the wedding my bridesmaids bouquets were half the size of the mock bouquet I had received. There were several flowers missing and much smaller quantities than we had discussed. Also, the groom and groomsmen flowers were delivered to the church and just left on the front pew without letting my husband know that they were there or pinning them on the guys as we had discussed in our consultation.
Overall, they were easy to work with but I was a bit disappointed by my bridesmaid bouquets and the way the flowers were just left at church.
My experience with Catherine's Gardens was great but left me bit disappointed on my wedding day. They were so helpful Read more...
My experience with Catherine's Gardens was great but left me bit disappointed on my wedding day. They were so helpful during my consultation, offered me a mock bouquet and were very accommodating. They checked in with me on several occasions to ensure that we were on the same page. They also offered a discount for putting down a larger deposit.
On the day of the wedding my bridesmaids bouquets were half the size of the mock bouquet I had received. There were several flowers missing and much smaller quantities than we had discussed. Also, the groom and groomsmen flowers were delivered to the church and just left on the front pew without letting my husband know that they were there or pinning them on the guys as we had discussed in our consultation.
Overall, they were easy to work with but I was a bit disappointed by my bridesmaid bouquets and the way the flowers were just left at church. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.0/5.0
PLEASE READ TO DAVE YOURSELF- Do not go to this florist. Completely unprofessional and everything I was promised for my wedding day, I did not get. I don't ever write reviews but people must know about this place. I received my mock bouquet, I asked that she hydrate the flowers better for my wedding so they were open and not brown. I also asked that she took some of the bottom flowers and pulled them out a little more so they were visable. When I received my flowers I knew right away that they wrong. I called them telling them, they must have given me the wrong flowers! They were supposed to be wrapped in burlap. They were wrapped in pink! I wanted pale colors as well as greens and greys. She gave me VERY pale colors, barely any green, and RED berries. This did not look like my mock at all. I called them and they showed up to change the burlap and I noticed my guys didn't have their flowers yet. They were TWO hours late to drop the groomsmens flowers off and to drop off the centerpieces. When I called her Monday morning to go over my contract and to figure out how this happened, Julie was very rude. She insisted the red berries were peach(they weren't) and she insisted I told her I didn't like my mock. She also INSISTED her girl was on time and was there at 2:15. I have a time stamped call at 2:30 when they were still at the shop. So she did nothing but try to cover it up and lie. I was also supposed to get mason jars to line two of my tables. I got the regular cheap vases. After our conversation, Julie still hasn't said sorry and she still hasn't given me a credit. My dad's flower was embarrassing!!! She emailed me and said she was working on it. It's been 5 weeks and I haven't heard a word. I honestly can not believe she still has a shop! She argued with me that they came to help but I would't take the time to talk to them. FYI- it was my wedding day and ONE hour until my wedding was starting. I paid them to worry about the flowers. I didn't have time t
PLEASE READ TO DAVE YOURSELF- Do not go to this florist. Completely unprofessional and everything I was promised for my Read more...
PLEASE READ TO DAVE YOURSELF- Do not go to this florist. Completely unprofessional and everything I was promised for my wedding day, I did not get. I don't ever write reviews but people must know about this place. I received my mock bouquet, I asked that she hydrate the flowers better for my wedding so they were open and not brown. I also asked that she took some of the bottom flowers and pulled them out a little more so they were visable. When I received my flowers I knew right away that they wrong. I called them telling them, they must have given me the wrong flowers! They were supposed to be wrapped in burlap. They were wrapped in pink! I wanted pale colors as well as greens and greys. She gave me VERY pale colors, barely any green, and RED berries. This did not look like my mock at all. I called them and they showed up to change the burlap and I noticed my guys didn't have their flowers yet. They were TWO hours late to drop the groomsmens flowers off and to drop off the centerpieces. When I called her Monday morning to go over my contract and to figure out how this happened, Julie was very rude. She insisted the red berries were peach(they weren't) and she insisted I told her I didn't like my mock. She also INSISTED her girl was on time and was there at 2:15. I have a time stamped call at 2:30 when they were still at the shop. So she did nothing but try to cover it up and lie. I was also supposed to get mason jars to line two of my tables. I got the regular cheap vases. After our conversation, Julie still hasn't said sorry and she still hasn't given me a credit. My dad's flower was embarrassing!!! She emailed me and said she was working on it. It's been 5 weeks and I haven't heard a word. I honestly can not believe she still has a shop! She argued with me that they came to help but I would't take the time to talk to them. FYI- it was my wedding day and ONE hour until my wedding was starting. I paid them to worry about the flowers. I didn't have time t Read less
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