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EllenCara Boulder

Longmont , CO
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LOCATION

Pleasant View Ridge School House, 12695 Oxford Road
Longmont, CO US 80504 (map)

PHONE

303-435-3931

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Whether rustic or refined, intimate or grande... the details are my passion. I offer a creative approach and innovative designs with exacting implementation, one perfect minute detail at... Read more
Whether rustic or refined, intimate or grande... the details are my passion. I offer a creative approach and innovative designs with exacting implementation, one perfect minute detail at a time.

Our homegrown organic herbs, garden flowers, foliage and succulents find their way into many wedding arrangements. I enjoy designing with both local, seasonal product and the most breathtaking exotic blossoms, from reputable growers across the map. My goal is to surpass your expectations and deliver the wedding of your dreams!

I am proud to hold the highest rating as a GREEN Florist. So, whether you desire a GREEN WEDDING or merely want some tips on an eco-conscientious approach to extraordinary decor, I am excited to share ideas and knowledge. Personalized and relaxed consultations are offered by appointment and always complimentary, whether in my studio, at your venue, or favorite coffee shop. You'll receive a detailed and creative proposal, very competitive pricing AND my commitment to excellence... One perfect wedding at a time!

Delighting couples in Colorado and beyond since 1991. Here, there, everywhere; travel welcome!

Best,

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Flowers , Jewelry

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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, Free
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup
Do you provide non-floral additions to floral arrangements?
I love working with many elements - fruits, vegetables, nature's treasures. I also have a large inventory of crystals, gems and stones, feathers, fabrics, etc.
Do you offer full-services, such as wedding day setup, for an additional fee?
I am happy to provide full service to ensure a smooth event and seamless transition from ceremony to reception.
If you have not worked at the ceremony or reception sites previously, would you be willing to visit the sites before the event?
I always familiarize myself with the venues - even if I have worked there before, as "things change".
Do you offer any other specializations that have not been covered?
I am happy to share creative ideas to keep your special day earth friendly! Green wedding vendor referrals available upon request.
How do clients set up a consultation?
Please call, email,or text me directly; visit website for on-line questionnaire to prioritize your request.

INFO FOR JEWELRY

What kind of jewelry do you offer?
Antique Accessories, Custom Accessories, Designer Accessories
What brands do you carry?
Introducing a NEW style of bracelet that makes perfect unique keepsake gifts for all wedding attendants, both guys and gals... to be worn and enjoyed long after the wedding as a reminder of your friendship.
Is your jewelry hand crafted?
Yes; Custom made jewelry in semi precious and precious stones and metals. "Made to order" and exquisitely handcrafted in Colorado!
Do you offer custom design other than selecting the stone and setting separately?
Yes; jewelry can be made in wedding colors, or featuring birthstones or anniversary month stones. Each piece is individually designed and artfully crafted.
Do you carry customary wedding jewelry such as Claddaghs or Kundan necklaces?
no
Do you offer ring sizing in-house? If yes, how long will an average custom order take, from initial contact to delivery?
no
Do you offer stone upgrades if the client purchases their original stone with you?
NA
Do you offer a payment plan?
Jewelry is billed COD with 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter found Ellen through a personal referral, for her June 2014 wedding. She did a beautiful job! The flowers were so very elegant. We can't thank her enough for her kindness and generosity. Her diligence and professionalism was astounding. We are so very happy to have chosen her for this special day. It's refreshing to meet someone that is soulfully invested in both their clients and their work. She has a big heart and it shows.
My daughter found Ellen through a personal referral, for her June 2014 wedding. She did a beautiful job! The flowers were Read more...
My daughter found Ellen through a personal referral, for her June 2014 wedding. She did a beautiful job! The flowers were so very elegant. We can't thank her enough for her kindness and generosity. Her diligence and professionalism was astounding. We are so very happy to have chosen her for this special day. It's refreshing to meet someone that is soulfully invested in both their clients and their work. She has a big heart and it shows. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Ellen was absolutely fabulous for our October Colorado wedding. She completely understood the rustic yet elegant look we were going for and made everything totally come together. She was very conscientious of our budget and did just what we asked, even coming in a bit shy of our max. She genuinely cares about what she does and who she works with. Highly recommended!!
Ellen was absolutely fabulous for our October Colorado wedding. She completely understood the rustic yet elegant look we Read more...
Ellen was absolutely fabulous for our October Colorado wedding. She completely understood the rustic yet elegant look we were going for and made everything totally come together. She was very conscientious of our budget and did just what we asked, even coming in a bit shy of our max. She genuinely cares about what she does and who she works with. Highly recommended!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Ellen was not just the first floral designer that I met, and she was the ONLY one I met. Ellen lives and has her work studio in an historic schoolhouse in Longmont, that isn't surrounded by a "yard" as much as it is a magical secret garden. Not at all formal - and although I know it takes a lot of work, it looked effortless, natural, but elegant and a little bit mystical - like a gnome or a fairie might pop out at any second. I know I'm gushing, but I kinda fell in love with her while I was on her front steps, knocking on her door for the first time.

Incredibly professional - she gently, but clearly educated my mom and I on what we needed to know about flowers and floral design for weddings because we didn't have a CLUE! She was very intuitive and seemed to immediately connect with the concepts I was sharing.

We trusted her immediately and this was huge for me, because I didn't want to pick out specific flowers or arrangements. I actually made a short slideshow for her - about 10 or 12 pictures of things that I loved with a blurb about why I loved them and she took it and ran with it. And what she gave to us was so much more stunning and beautiful and wonderful than I could've ever imagined.

What she did for us was infused with her caring and filled with special little details...she decorated the wagon our daughter (Abigail Rose), the flower girl, would be riding in with a sweet panel of miniature roses around the top rail...the tiny moss basket for the flower petals...a pheasant feather in each of the 'maids' bouquets to represent the flies my now-husband ties...a tiny bouquet for me to throw for the little girls...just so many thoughtful and meaningful touches.

She maximized our budget, gave us more than we would've guessed AND she's a beautiful, smart and tender spirit that I want to work with again so badly...but she only does weddings, and I'm only getting married this once! :-)
Ellen was not just the first floral designer that I met, and she was the ONLY one I met. Ellen lives and has her work Read more...
Ellen was not just the first floral designer that I met, and she was the ONLY one I met. Ellen lives and has her work studio in an historic schoolhouse in Longmont, that isn't surrounded by a "yard" as much as it is a magical secret garden. Not at all formal - and although I know it takes a lot of work, it looked effortless, natural, but elegant and a little bit mystical - like a gnome or a fairie might pop out at any second. I know I'm gushing, but I kinda fell in love with her while I was on her front steps, knocking on her door for the first time.

Incredibly professional - she gently, but clearly educated my mom and I on what we needed to know about flowers and floral design for weddings because we didn't have a CLUE! She was very intuitive and seemed to immediately connect with the concepts I was sharing.

We trusted her immediately and this was huge for me, because I didn't want to pick out specific flowers or arrangements. I actually made a short slideshow for her - about 10 or 12 pictures of things that I loved with a blurb about why I loved them and she took it and ran with it. And what she gave to us was so much more stunning and beautiful and wonderful than I could've ever imagined.

What she did for us was infused with her caring and filled with special little details...she decorated the wagon our daughter (Abigail Rose), the flower girl, would be riding in with a sweet panel of miniature roses around the top rail...the tiny moss basket for the flower petals...a pheasant feather in each of the 'maids' bouquets to represent the flies my now-husband ties...a tiny bouquet for me to throw for the little girls...just so many thoughtful and meaningful touches.

She maximized our budget, gave us more than we would've guessed AND she's a beautiful, smart and tender spirit that I want to work with again so badly...but she only does weddings, and I'm only getting married this once! :-) Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
7/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Ellen was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. I coordinated with her from Hawaii for a long distance wedding in Estes Park, CO. She was always quick to respond to my questions throught the year of planning and very pleasant and personable. The day of the wedding I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the flowers were, and the colors were amazing. It was like she went into my head and saw exactly what I wanted and brought it to life. I would recommend her to anyone, especially long-distance brides who are looking for someone who will give them personal service with a warm attitude. What a pleasure it was to work with Ellen.
Ellen was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. I coordinated with her from Hawaii for a long distance wedding in Read more...
Ellen was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. I coordinated with her from Hawaii for a long distance wedding in Estes Park, CO. She was always quick to respond to my questions throught the year of planning and very pleasant and personable. The day of the wedding I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the flowers were, and the colors were amazing. It was like she went into my head and saw exactly what I wanted and brought it to life. I would recommend her to anyone, especially long-distance brides who are looking for someone who will give them personal service with a warm attitude. What a pleasure it was to work with Ellen. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband I just had such a lovely experience working with Ellen for our recent wedding! From our initial meeting you could tell she was a true professional as she just listened as we told her about our story and what we wanted out of our wedding day! She really took the time to get to know us and vice versa which made it that much more fun to work together during the planning process and we always trusted her recommendations completely! She had such great ideas and they were spot on as when she delivered the final products on our wedding day, we were blown away! They were exactly what we were hoping for and so much more. You could tell she took such a personal touch with each flower she worked with and we received so many compliments on our flowers for the ceremony and reception! I can't say enough great things about Ellen. She became a friend to us and truly someone we could recommend to anyone. She has such a caring heart and is a wonderful person inside/out!
My husband I just had such a lovely experience working with Ellen for our recent wedding! From our initial meeting you Read more...
My husband I just had such a lovely experience working with Ellen for our recent wedding! From our initial meeting you could tell she was a true professional as she just listened as we told her about our story and what we wanted out of our wedding day! She really took the time to get to know us and vice versa which made it that much more fun to work together during the planning process and we always trusted her recommendations completely! She had such great ideas and they were spot on as when she delivered the final products on our wedding day, we were blown away! They were exactly what we were hoping for and so much more. You could tell she took such a personal touch with each flower she worked with and we received so many compliments on our flowers for the ceremony and reception! I can't say enough great things about Ellen. She became a friend to us and truly someone we could recommend to anyone. She has such a caring heart and is a wonderful person inside/out! Read less
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Isabel
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Ellen provided my wedding flowers a couple of weeks ago, and I was so pleased with everything, I just had to write a review about her business. From the first meeting we had, Ellen was extremely personable and attentive to details. Even though she is busy with many weddings, I felt like she truly cared about each bride she was working with. I told her about my vision, the style of my wedding, and my favorite flowers. We exchanged several emails, when I would send her pictures of my dress, my bridesmaids dresses, ideas from pinterest and magazine clippings, etc. In the end, I left a lot of the details in her hands, and I couldn't have been more pleased with the results. Ellen just has amazing taste, and she provides outstanding quality in her service as well as her flowers. She also will work with you to stay within your budget by offering many creative ideas. One thing that was very attractive to me was the fact that Ellen works solely with weddings. She has a ton of experience, and unlike many retail flower shops, she is focused on weddings only. Never once did I stress about how the flowers would turn out. And they turned out perfect! I highly recommend EllenCara Boulder!
Ellen provided my wedding flowers a couple of weeks ago, and I was so pleased with everything, I just had to write a Read more...
Ellen provided my wedding flowers a couple of weeks ago, and I was so pleased with everything, I just had to write a review about her business. From the first meeting we had, Ellen was extremely personable and attentive to details. Even though she is busy with many weddings, I felt like she truly cared about each bride she was working with. I told her about my vision, the style of my wedding, and my favorite flowers. We exchanged several emails, when I would send her pictures of my dress, my bridesmaids dresses, ideas from pinterest and magazine clippings, etc. In the end, I left a lot of the details in her hands, and I couldn't have been more pleased with the results. Ellen just has amazing taste, and she provides outstanding quality in her service as well as her flowers. She also will work with you to stay within your budget by offering many creative ideas. One thing that was very attractive to me was the fact that Ellen works solely with weddings. She has a ton of experience, and unlike many retail flower shops, she is focused on weddings only. Never once did I stress about how the flowers would turn out. And they turned out perfect! I highly recommend EllenCara Boulder! Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
4/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We had Ellen do all the floral arrangements for our wedding this past April, and were absolutely amazed! Ellen was the nicest person we met through our entire wedding process and we are still so happy we decided to work with her... even our entire wedding party loved meeting her! She went above and beyond to accommodate all our ideas and creative visions for our wedding and put more personal passion into everything that we could have ever asked for. It all came out better than we even imagined due to all her professionalism and creative ideas that she added to the entire process and she even kept it within our tight budget. I could go on and on, but basically it was nothing short of PERFECT and even just having Ellen be apart of our wedding made it more special and we are nothing but thankful for all her time, effort and kindness to make our big day more special than originally envisioned. Thank you Ellen and we wish you the best!

Greg & Jenn
We had Ellen do all the floral arrangements for our wedding this past April, and were absolutely amazed! Ellen was the Read more...
We had Ellen do all the floral arrangements for our wedding this past April, and were absolutely amazed! Ellen was the nicest person we met through our entire wedding process and we are still so happy we decided to work with her... even our entire wedding party loved meeting her! She went above and beyond to accommodate all our ideas and creative visions for our wedding and put more personal passion into everything that we could have ever asked for. It all came out better than we even imagined due to all her professionalism and creative ideas that she added to the entire process and she even kept it within our tight budget. I could go on and on, but basically it was nothing short of PERFECT and even just having Ellen be apart of our wedding made it more special and we are nothing but thankful for all her time, effort and kindness to make our big day more special than originally envisioned. Thank you Ellen and we wish you the best!

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Marissa
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
For brides who want to work with someone with extreme passion for nature and flowers and all things of the Earth as well as the warmest of hearts, you should contact Ellen. I could not have asked God him/herself to create a more perfect bouquet for me on my wedding day. Ellen would never credit herself, only mother nature but her taste is impeccable and her relational spirit with fin-tune listening to exactly what the bride needs was the best fit for me. Sadly my family had been devestated with family tragedy that left my father (our officiant) hospitalized for 8 weeks prior to the wedding. My fiance and I were in turmoil on whether to reschedule and of all my friends and family Ellen had the most meaningful advice--why devestate your father further with leaving his heart heaven of burden to be the reason you prolong your wait to marry? It was like she read my dad's mind and Ellen got to pin his flowers on as officiant the day of the wedding. I have told Ellen and others, if any bride ever asked me for any advice about weddings I would say one thing--do NOT leave for your honeymoon the day after the wedding as I was quite literally in tears leaving those flowers behind, devestated that I was unable to spend more time with them. Instead they were donated to my father's nurses at his hospital and sure enough two of them asked for Ellen's info for their upcoming weddings. Ellen is not only an artist of Academy Award winning stature, she also knows everything there is to know about weddings and helped educate me through the process, all thorugh my own askings and she gently offered fantastic ideas. She is an expert with a keen eye and loves working with brides that match her heart and appreciate her values that honor Mother Nature. Thank you Ellen!! I will always remember you as part of my special day, as you got down on one knee and offered me the most magical arrangement of flowers this eye has ever seen.
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For brides who want to work with someone with extreme passion for nature and flowers and all things of the Earth as well as the warmest of hearts, you should contact Ellen. I could not have asked God him/herself to create a more perfect bouquet for me on my wedding day. Ellen would never credit herself, only mother nature but her taste is impeccable and her relational spirit with fin-tune listening to exactly what the bride needs was the best fit for me. Sadly my family had been devestated with family tragedy that left my father (our officiant) hospitalized for 8 weeks prior to the wedding. My fiance and I were in turmoil on whether to reschedule and of all my friends and family Ellen had the most meaningful advice--why devestate your father further with leaving his heart heaven of burden to be the reason you prolong your wait to marry? It was like she read my dad's mind and Ellen got to pin his flowers on as officiant the day of the wedding. I have told Ellen and others, if any bride ever asked me for any advice about weddings I would say one thing--do NOT leave for your honeymoon the day after the wedding as I was quite literally in tears leaving those flowers behind, devestated that I was unable to spend more time with them. Instead they were donated to my father's nurses at his hospital and sure enough two of them asked for Ellen's info for their upcoming weddings. Ellen is not only an artist of Academy Award winning stature, she also knows everything there is to know about weddings and helped educate me through the process, all thorugh my own askings and she gently offered fantastic ideas. She is an expert with a keen eye and loves working with brides that match her heart and appreciate her values that honor Mother Nature. Thank you Ellen!! I will always remember you as part of my special day, as you got down on one knee and offered me the most magical arrangement of flowers this eye has ever seen. Read less
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Lana
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Ellen as our florist for our wedding was one of the best parts of planning our wedding! She totally executed our vision to the fullest and it couldn't have been more beautiful. Ellen really took the time to get to know my personal tastes, and created the most stunning bouquets, creative boutineers, and gorgeous wrist corsages for our female VIP family members. She even made a custom ring bearer pillow which had a small floral arrangement that tied everything together.

Before arriving to the chapel and making sure everyone in the wedding party/family was pinned with their special arrangement and gave me and my bridesmaids our bouquets, she had already been to our reception site to make sure all of the arrangements were perfectly placed for the guests arrival, and even decorated our wedding cake herself with fresh flowers to go with the theme. Ellen is also very eco-conscious, which I greatly appreciated. A guest from each table was also allowed to take home the gorgeous centerpiece she created for each table, some including recycled aluminum containers which were stunning.

I HIGHLY recommend EllenCara Boulder if you're looking for a florist with excellent taste, a knack for making your vision a reality, the day of your wedding a true breeze, and a true professional. If I could attach photos to this review- you would be amazed! THANKS SO MUCH, ELLEN!
Working with Ellen as our florist for our wedding was one of the best parts of planning our wedding! She totally executed Read more...
Working with Ellen as our florist for our wedding was one of the best parts of planning our wedding! She totally executed our vision to the fullest and it couldn't have been more beautiful. Ellen really took the time to get to know my personal tastes, and created the most stunning bouquets, creative boutineers, and gorgeous wrist corsages for our female VIP family members. She even made a custom ring bearer pillow which had a small floral arrangement that tied everything together.

Before arriving to the chapel and making sure everyone in the wedding party/family was pinned with their special arrangement and gave me and my bridesmaids our bouquets, she had already been to our reception site to make sure all of the arrangements were perfectly placed for the guests arrival, and even decorated our wedding cake herself with fresh flowers to go with the theme. Ellen is also very eco-conscious, which I greatly appreciated. A guest from each table was also allowed to take home the gorgeous centerpiece she created for each table, some including recycled aluminum containers which were stunning.

I HIGHLY recommend EllenCara Boulder if you're looking for a florist with excellent taste, a knack for making your vision a reality, the day of your wedding a true breeze, and a true professional. If I could attach photos to this review- you would be amazed! THANKS SO MUCH, ELLEN! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Jewelry
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Elspeth
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Ellen was amazing to work with. She is so talented and passionate about her brides. She made me feel like I was her favorite bride that she has worked with. Her talent for color and design was exactly what I needed to pull my color and scheme together. The arrangements were beautiful, and she worked so hard to make the arrangements work on a windy day at an outdoor wedding. I could not recommend her more highly!
Ellen was amazing to work with. She is so talented and passionate about her brides. She made me feel like I was her Read more...
Ellen was amazing to work with. She is so talented and passionate about her brides. She made me feel like I was her favorite bride that she has worked with. Her talent for color and design was exactly what I needed to pull my color and scheme together. The arrangements were beautiful, and she worked so hard to make the arrangements work on a windy day at an outdoor wedding. I could not recommend her more highly! Read less
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Mallory
Wedding:
7/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Ohhhh my goodness, from the very first moment I laid eyes on cute, sweet Ellen, I knew my flowers would be beyond wonderful. Ellen has a huge heart and exudes love in every way--when she talks to you, when she brainstorms your flowers, and when she builds her incredible creations for your Big Day. She has spent many years building her business carefully, which was evident to me from the get-go. She listened closely to what I wanted and gave me a wealth of fantastic suggestions, introducing me to many plants and flowers I'd never heard of but fit exactly what I'd envisioned. My bridesmaids' bouquets were so incredible - vibrant and perfectly matched to my color scheme, with flowers that lasted forever (because Ellen uses flowers in season, which I appreciated!), and my bouquet was nothing short of breathtaking. I still get emotional thinking about the moment when she walked into my dressing room with it. It was full yet soft, supple and elegant - everything I'd asked for but so much more beautiful than I'd imagined! Ellen walked me through each flower she'd incorporated into my bouquet, which included a pretty, fuzzy flower that responded positively to touch (fun!). As a wonderful extra surprise, she made me a pair of earrings that she'd pinned to the satin ribbon. She arrived early and set vases out on the head table so that we'd all have places to put our bouquets after the ceremony. I was so grateful Ellen did my flowers - not just because the bouquets were beyond belief, but because Ellen was such a gem of a person. LOVED her and miss having an excuse to talk with her regularly. Book this ray of sunshine to do your flowers! I promise you'll adore both Ellen and your flowers!
Ohhhh my goodness, from the very first moment I laid eyes on cute, sweet Ellen, I knew my flowers would be beyond Read more...
Ohhhh my goodness, from the very first moment I laid eyes on cute, sweet Ellen, I knew my flowers would be beyond wonderful. Ellen has a huge heart and exudes love in every way--when she talks to you, when she brainstorms your flowers, and when she builds her incredible creations for your Big Day. She has spent many years building her business carefully, which was evident to me from the get-go. She listened closely to what I wanted and gave me a wealth of fantastic suggestions, introducing me to many plants and flowers I'd never heard of but fit exactly what I'd envisioned. My bridesmaids' bouquets were so incredible - vibrant and perfectly matched to my color scheme, with flowers that lasted forever (because Ellen uses flowers in season, which I appreciated!), and my bouquet was nothing short of breathtaking. I still get emotional thinking about the moment when she walked into my dressing room with it. It was full yet soft, supple and elegant - everything I'd asked for but so much more beautiful than I'd imagined! Ellen walked me through each flower she'd incorporated into my bouquet, which included a pretty, fuzzy flower that responded positively to touch (fun!). As a wonderful extra surprise, she made me a pair of earrings that she'd pinned to the satin ribbon. She arrived early and set vases out on the head table so that we'd all have places to put our bouquets after the ceremony. I was so grateful Ellen did my flowers - not just because the bouquets were beyond belief, but because Ellen was such a gem of a person. LOVED her and miss having an excuse to talk with her regularly. Book this ray of sunshine to do your flowers! I promise you'll adore both Ellen and your flowers! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Jewelry
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Wendy
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Ellen Cara Boulder did a fabulous job on our flowers! She really understood the feeling of the day that we were going for and expressed it through the wonderful arrangements. We felt that the value of her flowers and service was more than exceptional! Ellen was very fun to work with throughout the planning process. It really made the day extra special to see it come alive with beautiful flowers for our wedding ceremony and reception. It was even better than we could have imagined! We would definitely recommend EllenCara Boulder!
Ellen Cara Boulder did a fabulous job on our flowers! She really understood the feeling of the day that we were going for Read more...
Ellen Cara Boulder did a fabulous job on our flowers! She really understood the feeling of the day that we were going for and expressed it through the wonderful arrangements. We felt that the value of her flowers and service was more than exceptional! Ellen was very fun to work with throughout the planning process. It really made the day extra special to see it come alive with beautiful flowers for our wedding ceremony and reception. It was even better than we could have imagined! We would definitely recommend EllenCara Boulder! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Ellen is amazing! There is a reason she doesn't have a single bad review on here - she is just that good.
We went in with a vague idea of what we wanted (sunflowers & wildflower feel) and she ran with with it. She did everything she could to not only stay within our flower budget, but help us with ideas to cut costs in other areas without losing our style. Before we met with her I was a little overwhelmed with planning, but she helped with some ideas and that's honestly when I really started to get excited about how the wedding would look. She is flexible and can make just about anything work, but she's also honest - if she doesn't think she is a good match for what you want (hard to imagine), she will say so and provide other resources to try. She is great at building personal relationships with her clients, too - I feel like she's as much our friend as our florist!
Ellen is amazing! There is a reason she doesn't have a single bad review on here - she is just that good.
We went in Read more...
Ellen is amazing! There is a reason she doesn't have a single bad review on here - she is just that good.
We went in with a vague idea of what we wanted (sunflowers & wildflower feel) and she ran with with it. She did everything she could to not only stay within our flower budget, but help us with ideas to cut costs in other areas without losing our style. Before we met with her I was a little overwhelmed with planning, but she helped with some ideas and that's honestly when I really started to get excited about how the wedding would look. She is flexible and can make just about anything work, but she's also honest - if she doesn't think she is a good match for what you want (hard to imagine), she will say so and provide other resources to try. She is great at building personal relationships with her clients, too - I feel like she's as much our friend as our florist! Read less
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BrittBrooke
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
The flowers Ellen provided were absolutely perfect. All of us we impressed with the amount of detail and thought that went into every piece. She honestly exceeded my expectations while still being mindful of my budget. Her work ethic and creativity are unfortunately too rare these days. I would highly recommend her to any bride!
The flowers Ellen provided were absolutely perfect. All of us we impressed with the amount of detail and thought that went Read more...
The flowers Ellen provided were absolutely perfect. All of us we impressed with the amount of detail and thought that went into every piece. She honestly exceeded my expectations while still being mindful of my budget. Her work ethic and creativity are unfortunately too rare these days. I would highly recommend her to any bride! Read less
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nina
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Ellen made our wedding absolutely stunning - the flowers were so breath taking... I have never seen such creativity and was really blown away with every piece she did! We enjoyed working with her from the very first meeting and knew she had to be part of our big day! She listened to what we liked and helped us to create a vision that really shined through on our wedding day- we got so many compliments. I was in tears just looking at the table settings and bouquets. I would highly recommend her to any future bride- you get the whole package- someone that is easy and great to work with and also has a unique image of flowers and really knows how to piece everything together! Well worth the cost! Thanks again for all your hard work!
Ellen made our wedding absolutely stunning - the flowers were so breath taking... I have never seen such creativity and Read more...
Ellen made our wedding absolutely stunning - the flowers were so breath taking... I have never seen such creativity and was really blown away with every piece she did! We enjoyed working with her from the very first meeting and knew she had to be part of our big day! She listened to what we liked and helped us to create a vision that really shined through on our wedding day- we got so many compliments. I was in tears just looking at the table settings and bouquets. I would highly recommend her to any future bride- you get the whole package- someone that is easy and great to work with and also has a unique image of flowers and really knows how to piece everything together! Well worth the cost! Thanks again for all your hard work! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
What a joy it was to work with Ellen! After talking to us, she new exactly what my daughter wanted for her wedding. She worked with us on the budget and made wonderful suggestions. It was the little "extras" that she did for us that made it so special and personal. Working with Ellen was the most enjoyable experience. I just can't say enough good things about her. What a sweetheart.
What a joy it was to work with Ellen! After talking to us, she new exactly what my daughter wanted for her wedding. She Read more...
What a joy it was to work with Ellen! After talking to us, she new exactly what my daughter wanted for her wedding. She worked with us on the budget and made wonderful suggestions. It was the little "extras" that she did for us that made it so special and personal. Working with Ellen was the most enjoyable experience. I just can't say enough good things about her. What a sweetheart. Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Ellen was AMAZING!! She made my wedding day exactly how I have always envisioned it. She was so professional, flexible, and caring. She came up with amazing ideas that would look beautiful while still staying in my budget. She was the best, and most fun, part of the entire wedding planning process.
Ellen was AMAZING!! She made my wedding day exactly how I have always envisioned it. She was so professional, flexible, Read more...
Ellen was AMAZING!! She made my wedding day exactly how I have always envisioned it. She was so professional, flexible, and caring. She came up with amazing ideas that would look beautiful while still staying in my budget. She was the best, and most fun, part of the entire wedding planning process. Read less
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InMemoryofSaulSaunders
Wedding:
9/1/2011
5.0/5.0
This woman is magical! From the second I stepped foot into her studio I felt a connection and knew that she would be perfect! Ellen has a vision and philosophy unlike any other florist. She understood my needs and delivered more than I could have ever imagined. Every detail of hers was sheer perfection. She truly cares about her brides and will go the extra mile! I fondly recall our chats and know we will keep in touch. You simply must contact Ellen if you are planning your wedding!!!
This woman is magical! From the second I stepped foot into her studio I felt a connection and knew that she would be Read more...
This woman is magical! From the second I stepped foot into her studio I felt a connection and knew that she would be perfect! Ellen has a vision and philosophy unlike any other florist. She understood my needs and delivered more than I could have ever imagined. Every detail of hers was sheer perfection. She truly cares about her brides and will go the extra mile! I fondly recall our chats and know we will keep in touch. You simply must contact Ellen if you are planning your wedding!!! Read less
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Khala
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Ellen was GREAT! Not only was she fun, energetic and easy to get along with, but she's a true artist. I was one of those "control freak" brides, but with Ellen I felt at ease and I truly trusted her! I let her take control once I showed her a few images of what I liked, and told her what I didn't like. The flowers MADE my wedding. I have to say that they were my favorite part:)

I am a wedding photographer so I've seen a TON of wedding flowers. By FAR Ellen is the BEST in Colorado.

Here are some images from my wedding:
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Ellen was GREAT! Not only was she fun, energetic and easy to get along with, but she's a true artist. I was one of those Read more...
Ellen was GREAT! Not only was she fun, energetic and easy to get along with, but she's a true artist. I was one of those "control freak" brides, but with Ellen I felt at ease and I truly trusted her! I let her take control once I showed her a few images of what I liked, and told her what I didn't like. The flowers MADE my wedding. I have to say that they were my favorite part:)

I am a wedding photographer so I've seen a TON of wedding flowers. By FAR Ellen is the BEST in Colorado.

Here are some images from my wedding:
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/7/2011
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met Ellen, we realized there was something unique and refreshing about her approach to wedding flowers. A lot of the other vendors we spoke with were inflexible and unwilling to work with us on a smaller budget, but Ellen didn't seem phased nor did she suggest that having a smaller budget would somehow compromise the beauty of her work. She is truly and artist and is passionate about her work, her flowers, and her brides. I strongly believe that her end goal is not all about the income but the fulfillment of producing beauty and satisfying her clients. In addition, Ellen is very in touch with the environment and takes special consideration to engage in the friendliest practices out there. She even has her own garden which is amazing and carefully crafted to best suit the plants' needs. We were also pleased to know that she makes use of the flowers after the wedding by either donating them to various places (like a women's shelter) or composting them. When I finally saw what she had produced for us on the day of the wedding, I couldn't have been happier. She is creative but truly listens to what you want and your vision of the day. Looking back on the pictures, I love seeing the pieces of her work throughout and how much it adds to the beauty of that day. You won't go wrong by hiring her!
From the moment we met Ellen, we realized there was something unique and refreshing about her approach to wedding flowers. Read more...
From the moment we met Ellen, we realized there was something unique and refreshing about her approach to wedding flowers. A lot of the other vendors we spoke with were inflexible and unwilling to work with us on a smaller budget, but Ellen didn't seem phased nor did she suggest that having a smaller budget would somehow compromise the beauty of her work. She is truly and artist and is passionate about her work, her flowers, and her brides. I strongly believe that her end goal is not all about the income but the fulfillment of producing beauty and satisfying her clients. In addition, Ellen is very in touch with the environment and takes special consideration to engage in the friendliest practices out there. She even has her own garden which is amazing and carefully crafted to best suit the plants' needs. We were also pleased to know that she makes use of the flowers after the wedding by either donating them to various places (like a women's shelter) or composting them. When I finally saw what she had produced for us on the day of the wedding, I couldn't have been happier. She is creative but truly listens to what you want and your vision of the day. Looking back on the pictures, I love seeing the pieces of her work throughout and how much it adds to the beauty of that day. You won't go wrong by hiring her! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
I wanted an English Garden, Vintage Pale colors with a palet of soft roses, peonies, lavender and cream colors... natural twigs and berries, subtle and soft- ALL on a Budget- unbelievable quality and attention to detail- so kind absolutely beautiful! Works so well within budget and vision. Ellen will deliver the vision of your day!
I wanted an English Garden, Vintage Pale colors with a palet of soft roses, peonies, lavender and cream colors... natural Read more...
I wanted an English Garden, Vintage Pale colors with a palet of soft roses, peonies, lavender and cream colors... natural twigs and berries, subtle and soft- ALL on a Budget- unbelievable quality and attention to detail- so kind absolutely beautiful! Works so well within budget and vision. Ellen will deliver the vision of your day! Read less
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Sunshine
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I LOVE flowers, so it was particularly important to me that I find a florist that could realize the vision I had for my wedding flowers. From my first email, all the way through the whole experience Ellen was a joy to work with! It was so much fun to brainstorm ideas with her and then see our ideas turn into such a beautiful display on my wedding day. The bouquets, ceremony decorations and flower arrangements surpassed my expectations and my guests are still complimenting me on them months after our wedding. If you're looking for a florist who is artistic, attentive to details, professional, and conscious of your budget then look no further. Ellen helped create a beautiful floral setting for the wedding day I always dreamed of. She is THE BEST!
I LOVE flowers, so it was particularly important to me that I find a florist that could realize the vision I had for my Read more...
I LOVE flowers, so it was particularly important to me that I find a florist that could realize the vision I had for my wedding flowers. From my first email, all the way through the whole experience Ellen was a joy to work with! It was so much fun to brainstorm ideas with her and then see our ideas turn into such a beautiful display on my wedding day. The bouquets, ceremony decorations and flower arrangements surpassed my expectations and my guests are still complimenting me on them months after our wedding. If you're looking for a florist who is artistic, attentive to details, professional, and conscious of your budget then look no further. Ellen helped create a beautiful floral setting for the wedding day I always dreamed of. She is THE BEST! Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Ellen Readio of EllenCara Boulder showed an amazing attention to detail. She had suggestions (but was not pushy) and gave us unique ideas to plan our dream wedding. Ellen was by far the most responsive of any of the vendors with whom we worked. If I called or emailed her, she responded right away. She was extremely professional. Ellen's attitude about flowers and design is inspirational. She has a passion for her work, and her artistry showed through her creative interpretation of what we wanted. She delivered exactly what we hoped for, and exceeded our expectations. Her work was magical. You get what you pay for with flowers- however, Ellen was very helpful with regard to stretching our budget. She explained to me that some of the special flowers I wanted for a winter Colorado wedding would be expensive to get from the Netherlands, but did use them in the design. She has the capability to do "green" weddings but also added sparkle and shine to our design. She supplemented those expensive rare flowers we wanted with other more local, less expensive flowers. The result was that we got the flowers we wanted with the overall look, in full bouquets, for less. It was genius, and without Ellen's knowledge and decades of experience doing this work, we would have fallen short. Ellen was a pleasure to work with every step of the way. She made me feel special as a bride. She made my mom happy, which is not easy to do!

Ellen has other neat rentals with which to decorate. For example, we rented some amazing tree candle holders for the ceremony. They were really cool, and look beautiful on our wedding video. Ellen has great ideas for how to make a simple space transform into something wonderful...

She made all of the wedding party, our parents, and grandparents feel special. The guests at our wedding were in awe of our flowers and overall design. I would suggest any bride who wants a romantic, personal design contact EllenCara Boulder. You will be glad you did, and you would be lucky to have her and her design as part of your day. Our flowers were so amazing, they were by far my favorite part of the wedding (well, aside from the groom!)
Ellen Readio of EllenCara Boulder showed an amazing attention to detail. She had suggestions (but was not pushy) and gave Read more...
Ellen Readio of EllenCara Boulder showed an amazing attention to detail. She had suggestions (but was not pushy) and gave us unique ideas to plan our dream wedding. Ellen was by far the most responsive of any of the vendors with whom we worked. If I called or emailed her, she responded right away. She was extremely professional. Ellen's attitude about flowers and design is inspirational. She has a passion for her work, and her artistry showed through her creative interpretation of what we wanted. She delivered exactly what we hoped for, and exceeded our expectations. Her work was magical. You get what you pay for with flowers- however, Ellen was very helpful with regard to stretching our budget. She explained to me that some of the special flowers I wanted for a winter Colorado wedding would be expensive to get from the Netherlands, but did use them in the design. She has the capability to do "green" weddings but also added sparkle and shine to our design. She supplemented those expensive rare flowers we wanted with other more local, less expensive flowers. The result was that we got the flowers we wanted with the overall look, in full bouquets, for less. It was genius, and without Ellen's knowledge and decades of experience doing this work, we would have fallen short. Ellen was a pleasure to work with every step of the way. She made me feel special as a bride. She made my mom happy, which is not easy to do!

Ellen has other neat rentals with which to decorate. For example, we rented some amazing tree candle holders for the ceremony. They were really cool, and look beautiful on our wedding video. Ellen has great ideas for how to make a simple space transform into something wonderful...

She made all of the wedding party, our parents, and grandparents feel special. The guests at our wedding were in awe of our flowers and overall design. I would suggest any bride who wants a romantic, personal design contact EllenCara Boulder. You will be glad you did, and you would be lucky to have her and her design as part of your day. Our flowers were so amazing, they were by far my favorite part of the wedding (well, aside from the groom!) Read less
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The Lovell's
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Ellen is the sweetest woman ever! She did such an amazing job with the flowers. She knew what I liked and what I wanted and blew me away with her designs. We were on a very limited budget and you never would have known it. I couldn't have been more pleased. Ellen went above and beyond for us as a florist and weeding coordinator. I can't thank her enough for all she did to make our day perfect. We love you Ellen and recommend you to all our friends and family. You can never go wrong when you choose Ellen!!!
Ellen is the sweetest woman ever! She did such an amazing job with the flowers. She knew what I liked and what I wanted Read more...
Ellen is the sweetest woman ever! She did such an amazing job with the flowers. She knew what I liked and what I wanted and blew me away with her designs. We were on a very limited budget and you never would have known it. I couldn't have been more pleased. Ellen went above and beyond for us as a florist and weeding coordinator. I can't thank her enough for all she did to make our day perfect. We love you Ellen and recommend you to all our friends and family. You can never go wrong when you choose Ellen!!! Read less
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CarrieT
Wedding:
10/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Ellen was amazing. She listened to what I was looking for and made the flowers for our wedding absolutely perfect. It was just amazing. People were commenting on everything from the center pieces to the flower girl bouquets, down to the boutonneires. The highlight was the custom "altar" pieces that she made for the gazebo, the site of our ceremony. She really goes above and beyond and I wish I could get married all over again just to see what other magic she would bring to the day.
Ellen was amazing. She listened to what I was looking for and made the flowers for our wedding absolutely perfect. It was Read more...
Ellen was amazing. She listened to what I was looking for and made the flowers for our wedding absolutely perfect. It was just amazing. People were commenting on everything from the center pieces to the flower girl bouquets, down to the boutonneires. The highlight was the custom "altar" pieces that she made for the gazebo, the site of our ceremony. She really goes above and beyond and I wish I could get married all over again just to see what other magic she would bring to the day. Read less
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jen h
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
I used to be a wedding coordinator and was planning, with the help of one of my best friends, to put together all of my own wedding arrangements and bouquets. At close to the last minute my friend was unable to come to my wedding and I decided we needed to call in a professional. My mom and I feverishly called several florists, but most were completely booked! Ellen met with us at very short notice, I remembered seeing her gorgeous displays at wedding expos, and was excited that she might still be able to squeeze us in on a busy August wedding weekend. After a few short minutes of meeting her we were convinced that she got our vision and she was very willing to work within our budget.
I could not have been more pleased with everything that Ellen did, the arrangements were gorgeous and bouquets were more exquisite than I could have imagined. Being from Hawaii I had some special requests, Ellen was able to accommodate everything down to the last detail and even added a few surprise touches that further personalized our event and completely exceeded my expectations. I would happily and enthusiastically recommend Ellen to anyone planning a wedding or any event in need of special décor. Thank you Ellen!
I used to be a wedding coordinator and was planning, with the help of one of my best friends, to put together all of my Read more...
I used to be a wedding coordinator and was planning, with the help of one of my best friends, to put together all of my own wedding arrangements and bouquets. At close to the last minute my friend was unable to come to my wedding and I decided we needed to call in a professional. My mom and I feverishly called several florists, but most were completely booked! Ellen met with us at very short notice, I remembered seeing her gorgeous displays at wedding expos, and was excited that she might still be able to squeeze us in on a busy August wedding weekend. After a few short minutes of meeting her we were convinced that she got our vision and she was very willing to work within our budget.
I could not have been more pleased with everything that Ellen did, the arrangements were gorgeous and bouquets were more exquisite than I could have imagined. Being from Hawaii I had some special requests, Ellen was able to accommodate everything down to the last detail and even added a few surprise touches that further personalized our event and completely exceeded my expectations. I would happily and enthusiastically recommend Ellen to anyone planning a wedding or any event in need of special décor. Thank you Ellen! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Jaclyn0519
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Ellen was such a pleasure to work with that I am sad the wedding is all over and there are no more bouquets, succulent gardens and boutonnières to talk about. Ellen is a very caring, professional and talented person and I loved working with her to create my perfect wedding flowers. She did a great job meeting my needs and finding special flowers and succulents just for me. I loved everything she created and would recommend her to any bride out there.
Ellen was such a pleasure to work with that I am sad the wedding is all over and there are no more bouquets, succulent Read more...
Ellen was such a pleasure to work with that I am sad the wedding is all over and there are no more bouquets, succulent gardens and boutonnières to talk about. Ellen is a very caring, professional and talented person and I loved working with her to create my perfect wedding flowers. She did a great job meeting my needs and finding special flowers and succulents just for me. I loved everything she created and would recommend her to any bride out there. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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lyssajo88
Wedding:
6/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Ellen is AMAZING to work with. She is the sweetest person you've ever met and her jewelry and flower work is breath taking! Ellen met with us on multiple occasions and went above and beyond anything I ever expected. The flowers were the most beautiful flowers and arrangements I have ever seen in my life she puts so much love and care into each arrangement to make it perfect. She was very easy to get a hold of and would answer emails sometimes within minutes of sending them. She worked with my husband and I to see what exactly we had visioned and what we wanted. Let me say that her flowers and jewelry were more beautiful and perfect than I had pictured in my head. It was like she knew me better than I knew myself. She had the most amazing ideas to help bring out my colors and visions. I don't know what I would have done without her! She also hand makes beautiful jewelry that we had made for all of my bridesmaids and myself. She matched their crystals on their necklaces to the color of each girls sash and the necklace she made me was stunning with my dress (you also can't beat the price). I recommend Ellen 100% she is a pleasure to work with and her hard work and beautiful ideas are worth every penny!
Ellen is AMAZING to work with. She is the sweetest person you've ever met and her jewelry and flower work is breath Read more...
Ellen is AMAZING to work with. She is the sweetest person you've ever met and her jewelry and flower work is breath taking! Ellen met with us on multiple occasions and went above and beyond anything I ever expected. The flowers were the most beautiful flowers and arrangements I have ever seen in my life she puts so much love and care into each arrangement to make it perfect. She was very easy to get a hold of and would answer emails sometimes within minutes of sending them. She worked with my husband and I to see what exactly we had visioned and what we wanted. Let me say that her flowers and jewelry were more beautiful and perfect than I had pictured in my head. It was like she knew me better than I knew myself. She had the most amazing ideas to help bring out my colors and visions. I don't know what I would have done without her! She also hand makes beautiful jewelry that we had made for all of my bridesmaids and myself. She matched their crystals on their necklaces to the color of each girls sash and the necklace she made me was stunning with my dress (you also can't beat the price). I recommend Ellen 100% she is a pleasure to work with and her hard work and beautiful ideas are worth every penny! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Jewelry
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jenny
Wedding:
4/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how incredible Ellen is on so many levels! The first impression of Ellen was kind, genuine, personable, professional, and extremely talented. She made me feel comfortable and special every throughout the entire process. My husband came with me on a couple visits and was impressed and actually excited to be involved (thanks to Ellen). I had few ideas what I wanted in flowers except for a budget, one color, and one flower. Ellen was there to guide me along, offering her expertise, and supporting any ideas I may have had. I left all of the creativity in the hands of Ellen and she gave me more than I could've imagined. My flowers turned out absolutely beautiful. They were reflective of me, my personality, and the were perfect for us.

On top of the flowers, Ellen also created stunning jewelry (necklace and earrings) for my bridesmaids, mother, and mother-in-law. Since she also made jewelry for one of my matrons of honor, she did a great job finding a way to make it unique to me and my special day. The jewelry was undoubtedly amazing! I love the fact that my best friends will be able to enjoy their pieces after our wedding.

I'm sad that the wedding is over because Ellen feels like a friend, but I hope to stay in touch. She helped make my day memorable and helped me feel special. I am truly greatful for my friend Cassie for recommending Ellen to me, but even more to Ellen for being more than I could have imagined. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!
Words cannot describe how incredible Ellen is on so many levels! The first impression of Ellen was kind, genuine, Read more...
Words cannot describe how incredible Ellen is on so many levels! The first impression of Ellen was kind, genuine, personable, professional, and extremely talented. She made me feel comfortable and special every throughout the entire process. My husband came with me on a couple visits and was impressed and actually excited to be involved (thanks to Ellen). I had few ideas what I wanted in flowers except for a budget, one color, and one flower. Ellen was there to guide me along, offering her expertise, and supporting any ideas I may have had. I left all of the creativity in the hands of Ellen and she gave me more than I could've imagined. My flowers turned out absolutely beautiful. They were reflective of me, my personality, and the were perfect for us.

On top of the flowers, Ellen also created stunning jewelry (necklace and earrings) for my bridesmaids, mother, and mother-in-law. Since she also made jewelry for one of my matrons of honor, she did a great job finding a way to make it unique to me and my special day. The jewelry was undoubtedly amazing! I love the fact that my best friends will be able to enjoy their pieces after our wedding.

I'm sad that the wedding is over because Ellen feels like a friend, but I hope to stay in touch. She helped make my day memorable and helped me feel special. I am truly greatful for my friend Cassie for recommending Ellen to me, but even more to Ellen for being more than I could have imagined. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Jewelry
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cjohns23
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Ellen did a fantastic job. I really was not that into flowers and didn't want to spend a ton of money on it for my wedding. I knew what colors I liked and a few flowers i didn't like and that I wanted something bold and fun. Ellen was awesome in taking all of this into consideration. She really tried to work within my budget and still give me the look i was going for. THis was much appreciated. She also did a great job incorporating my mothers veil into my bouqout, without making it look tacky. :) It was a nice touch. I really liked her artistic and funky side and liked the fact that I could give her a little of what I was going and she would put it all together and come up with something great. THanks again!
Ellen did a fantastic job. I really was not that into flowers and didn't want to spend a ton of money on it for my Read more...
Ellen did a fantastic job. I really was not that into flowers and didn't want to spend a ton of money on it for my wedding. I knew what colors I liked and a few flowers i didn't like and that I wanted something bold and fun. Ellen was awesome in taking all of this into consideration. She really tried to work within my budget and still give me the look i was going for. THis was much appreciated. She also did a great job incorporating my mothers veil into my bouqout, without making it look tacky. :) It was a nice touch. I really liked her artistic and funky side and liked the fact that I could give her a little of what I was going and she would put it all together and come up with something great. THanks again! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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messigm
Wedding:
10/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Ellen did an absolutely BEAUTIFUL display of flowers for the wedding of my Daughter. The flowers on the tables and everywhere we asked were just perfect. We couldn't have asked for anything more perfect and beautiful. The mother's wrist corsages were so unique and beautiful. The men's boutonnieres were so cool and would you believe after a week the bridesmaids bouquets are still looking great. I still have them in vases on my kitchen counter. Everyone can't believe how they've held up. The jewelry I ordered for myself was outstanding, I received quite a few comments on it. Thank You Ellen!!
Ellen did an absolutely BEAUTIFUL display of flowers for the wedding of my Daughter. The flowers on the tables and Read more...
Ellen did an absolutely BEAUTIFUL display of flowers for the wedding of my Daughter. The flowers on the tables and everywhere we asked were just perfect. We couldn't have asked for anything more perfect and beautiful. The mother's wrist corsages were so unique and beautiful. The men's boutonnieres were so cool and would you believe after a week the bridesmaids bouquets are still looking great. I still have them in vases on my kitchen counter. Everyone can't believe how they've held up. The jewelry I ordered for myself was outstanding, I received quite a few comments on it. Thank You Ellen!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Jewelry
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amcvey
Wedding:
10/4/2009
5.0/5.0
The flowers were absolutely stunning! Everything was so perfect, I would not have changed a thing! I absolutely loved the different colored wire on the boutonnieres and the leaves on the centerpieces. I could go on and on about how fabulous everything was! I am extremely satisfied with Ellen's work. She has amazing talent and I'm so glad that I got the opportunity to work with her!
The flowers were absolutely stunning! Everything was so perfect, I would not have changed a thing! I absolutely loved the Read more...
The flowers were absolutely stunning! Everything was so perfect, I would not have changed a thing! I absolutely loved the different colored wire on the boutonnieres and the leaves on the centerpieces. I could go on and on about how fabulous everything was! I am extremely satisfied with Ellen's work. She has amazing talent and I'm so glad that I got the opportunity to work with her! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Jewelry
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grolson
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Ellen was fantastic!

She has a great artistic vision and was able to create flowers/decor that was even better than we could have imagined. We had met several times to discuss the look and colors that we wanted for our wedding. After these meetings, it was very clear that she is very talented and had so many great ideas. So, we gave her a lot of space to design our centerpieces, altar arrangements, etc. We were so thrilled on our wedding day to see how fantastic everything looked! She really took the information from our meetings and created an image that neither my husband or I could have ever imagined. Thanks Ellen!
Ellen was fantastic!

She has a great artistic vision and was able to create flowers/decor that was even better Read more...
Ellen was fantastic!

She has a great artistic vision and was able to create flowers/decor that was even better than we could have imagined. We had met several times to discuss the look and colors that we wanted for our wedding. After these meetings, it was very clear that she is very talented and had so many great ideas. So, we gave her a lot of space to design our centerpieces, altar arrangements, etc. We were so thrilled on our wedding day to see how fantastic everything looked! She really took the information from our meetings and created an image that neither my husband or I could have ever imagined. Thanks Ellen! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Sassie's mom
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Ellen. From the first time we met she paid so much attention to every detail of my daughter's personality and went over and above to make her dreams happen. She wanted to know the different traits of her bridesmaids so she could tailor the jewelry to that person. Every table centerpiece was unique yet within the color scheme. She incorporated the beauty of nature in all of the bouquets, boutonnieres, jewelry, corsages, and various arrangements. She made all of the women feel special with the jewelry she crafted. Ellen also dealt well with the stress of the day and handled the last minute crisis of a family member wanting a corsage instead of a wrist corsage and crafting a last minute boutonniere for a man we forgot. She eased any ruffled feathers and helped in areas that she didn't have to. Ellen made our day so special and was an example to follow in her flexibility and grace.
I can't say enough good things about Ellen. From the first time we met she paid so much attention to every detail of my Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Ellen. From the first time we met she paid so much attention to every detail of my daughter's personality and went over and above to make her dreams happen. She wanted to know the different traits of her bridesmaids so she could tailor the jewelry to that person. Every table centerpiece was unique yet within the color scheme. She incorporated the beauty of nature in all of the bouquets, boutonnieres, jewelry, corsages, and various arrangements. She made all of the women feel special with the jewelry she crafted. Ellen also dealt well with the stress of the day and handled the last minute crisis of a family member wanting a corsage instead of a wrist corsage and crafting a last minute boutonniere for a man we forgot. She eased any ruffled feathers and helped in areas that she didn't have to. Ellen made our day so special and was an example to follow in her flexibility and grace. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Jewelry
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jaecordova
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Ellen is my floral goddess! She is incredibly creative and talented and literally made me lose my breath when she presented my bridal bouquet to me. She took my initial ideas and created this gorgeous bouquet that exceeded my expectations. The rest of the florals followed suit as well. She also went above and beyond with our centerpieces and added that extra something special that took it to the next level without being asked to do so. She is highly professional and yet very down to earth and easy to work with. I sing her praises and highly recommend her!
Ellen is my floral goddess! She is incredibly creative and talented and literally made me lose my breath when she Read more...
Ellen is my floral goddess! She is incredibly creative and talented and literally made me lose my breath when she presented my bridal bouquet to me. She took my initial ideas and created this gorgeous bouquet that exceeded my expectations. The rest of the florals followed suit as well. She also went above and beyond with our centerpieces and added that extra something special that took it to the next level without being asked to do so. She is highly professional and yet very down to earth and easy to work with. I sing her praises and highly recommend her! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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jswangrun
Wedding:
6/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Ellen was great, extremely nice person and the flowers were indescribably gorgeous, down to the last detail
Ellen was great, extremely nice person and the flowers were indescribably gorgeous, down to the last detail
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Meg
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Ellen was purely a joy to work with. From the first time we met her to the wedding day, she was extremely professional while maintaining a fabulous attitude. Her energy and laughter were so contagious! Her flower designs were fantastic, especially since she really took into account my personality and the tone I was trying to set. Before I started planning I didn't even realize how much I would enjoy working with the flowers, and it ended up being my favorite part, thanks largely to Ellen Cara.
Ellen was purely a joy to work with. From the first time we met her to the wedding day, she was extremely professional Read more...
Ellen was purely a joy to work with. From the first time we met her to the wedding day, she was extremely professional while maintaining a fabulous attitude. Her energy and laughter were so contagious! Her flower designs were fantastic, especially since she really took into account my personality and the tone I was trying to set. Before I started planning I didn't even realize how much I would enjoy working with the flowers, and it ended up being my favorite part, thanks largely to Ellen Cara. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Brittany
Wedding:
2/14/2009
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a better person to work with for our wedding. Ellen has a passion for beautiful flowers and creative eye for creating the perfect arrangements. She gave us exactly what we wanted, and did a great job at listening and confirming along the way. Ellen was there from the beginning for us, and even with a change of venue was exceptional. Ellen went beyond just being the florist and the day of the wedding made sure all elements were perfect. I was always impressed with the quick responsiveness to e-mails and phone calls; Ellen always made me feel like I was her first priority and that my wedding was very important. I highly recommend Ellen, without her our big day would not have been the same!
We could not have asked for a better person to work with for our wedding. Ellen has a passion for beautiful flowers and Read more...
We could not have asked for a better person to work with for our wedding. Ellen has a passion for beautiful flowers and creative eye for creating the perfect arrangements. She gave us exactly what we wanted, and did a great job at listening and confirming along the way. Ellen was there from the beginning for us, and even with a change of venue was exceptional. Ellen went beyond just being the florist and the day of the wedding made sure all elements were perfect. I was always impressed with the quick responsiveness to e-mails and phone calls; Ellen always made me feel like I was her first priority and that my wedding was very important. I highly recommend Ellen, without her our big day would not have been the same! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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justinandmic1609
Wedding:
1/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Flowers was the last thing on my mind when i was planning my wedding...all i know i wanted pink roses. I met ellen 3 weeks prior to my wedding and after looking at her samples i was amazed how beautiful her creations were.After that i know we will have gorgeous flowers for our wedding.She is understood our budget and she made sure i was getting the best flowers for our day despite our budget constraints.

I love our flowers...everyone was raving how gorgeous they were:-)

THANK YOU ELLEN for making our special day more memorable
Flowers was the last thing on my mind when i was planning my wedding...all i know i wanted pink roses. I met ellen 3 weeks Read more...
Flowers was the last thing on my mind when i was planning my wedding...all i know i wanted pink roses. I met ellen 3 weeks prior to my wedding and after looking at her samples i was amazed how beautiful her creations were.After that i know we will have gorgeous flowers for our wedding.She is understood our budget and she made sure i was getting the best flowers for our day despite our budget constraints.

I love our flowers...everyone was raving how gorgeous they were:-)

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Susan
Wedding:
10/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Ellen was fantastic to work with. Our flowers looked great, and received many compliments from our guests. Ellen also did a very good job of making sure that our floral arrangements stayed within our allotted budget.
Ellen was fantastic to work with. Our flowers looked great, and received many compliments from our guests. Ellen also did Read more...
Ellen was fantastic to work with. Our flowers looked great, and received many compliments from our guests. Ellen also did a very good job of making sure that our floral arrangements stayed within our allotted budget. Read less
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TanyaS
Wedding:
3/29/2008
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for someone who treats like a friend instead of a number Ellen is the way to go. The flowers where fresh and amazing, I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Ellen was helpful through the whole processes and the best prices in town. Ellen Thank you!!!!
If you are looking for someone who treats like a friend instead of a number Ellen is the way to go. The flowers where Read more...
If you are looking for someone who treats like a friend instead of a number Ellen is the way to go. The flowers where fresh and amazing, I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Ellen was helpful through the whole processes and the best prices in town. Ellen Thank you!!!! Read less
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ab81509
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.8/5.0
Ellen is awesome. I cannot say enough good things about her and her work. Our flowers were PERFECT! Even better than I had pictured. She is so sweet and knows her stuff. We worked on different budgets to see what we could do, and we changed some things here and there and she kept right up with me.
She is highly highly recommended
Ellen is awesome. I cannot say enough good things about her and her work. Our flowers were PERFECT! Even better than I had Read more...
Ellen is awesome. I cannot say enough good things about her and her work. Our flowers were PERFECT! Even better than I had pictured. She is so sweet and knows her stuff. We worked on different budgets to see what we could do, and we changed some things here and there and she kept right up with me.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Our flowers were beautiful! We were glad we chose this vendor. We had a destination wedding, so we were not able to pick out our flowers and meet the vendor in person. Ellen was very helpful and everything turned out perfect!
Our flowers were beautiful! We were glad we chose this vendor. We had a destination wedding, so we were not able to pick Read more...
Our flowers were beautiful! We were glad we chose this vendor. We had a destination wedding, so we were not able to pick out our flowers and meet the vendor in person. Ellen was very helpful and everything turned out perfect! Read less
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