Working with Lilli Black was an amazing experience. I met with a couple different florists before her and was never really wowed by the process or saw the value. Lilli's consult was longer than the others but I enjoyed her process of finding out what our wedding was going to be like and take inspiration from other things at our wedding.
At the time, my fiance wasn't super excited to be at a floral appointment, but I thought she did a great job bringing him into the conversation more. With the other vendors, it was more of whatever, but after the appointment at Bella Calla - he gave a two thumbs up, no brainer.
I'm a visual person, so I absolutely loved that she sketched the type of bouquet I was thinking of too.
She was super responsive via phone, text and email, and totally fun to work with through the process. I highly recommend Lilli!
Lilli was absolutely outstanding! We met with multiple florists but none of them made quite the same impression that she did. She is very knowledable and passionate about what she does. Unlike some of the other florists that just asked us what we wanted, she threw out ideas that I fell in love with. She even went through a flower book with us and had us place certain flowers as a "yes" or "no" which really helped a totally clueless couple! Her response time was very quick and she didn't mind answering my millions of questions that sporatically came up throughout the wedding planning process. She was very easy to work with, we told her our budget and she had no problems getting us what we wanted. The final work was beautiful and I couldn't stop looking at how wonderful the ceremony space was set up. I would recommend Lilli to anyone--she's awesome at what she does!
I was so amazed by how well Lilli understood everything I wanted and surpassed what I had even imagined. I am in awe of her creativity. She made my wedding venue go from being a nice room to a magical place where I felt very special! She worked with the most specific things I wanted and made them better. I appreciated every interaction and result I got from working with Bella Calla.
The flowers and quality of service provided by Bella Calla was A Plus!!!!! Very pleased!!!! We would recommend this service to all. Mike and Karen.
Lilli was amazing! I was a bridezilla and she was so kind and patient with me. She exceeded my expectations and made exactly what I dreamt up come to life. I had extremely high expectations and she surpassed them, especially with my tight budget.
Oh my goodness, I don't know how to describe how beautiful and original Hannah's and Eric's wedding flowers were. We brought only one request to our initial meeting with Lilli, and that was for centerpieces. She took the time to discover personal preferences, and ultimately created a dream atmosphere through her designs. From the bouts to the table top, the end product was stunning; not only in person, but the details just POP in the photographs. Thank you, Lilli, for creating a fantasy atmosphere! I have never seen anything as beautiful.
From our first meeting, I knew that Lilli would create amazing pieces for our wedding. She is so talented and creative. And she answered my crazy questions without hesitation. I was so appreciative of her presence during the ceremony and early into the reception. We had so many people comment on the beauty of her creations and we're happily telling people about her. I really wish I had another event to hire her for.
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Marisol was an absolutely fabulous client to work for as well! I wish she had another event, too! :)
Saying that the flowers at our wedding by Lilli Black with Bella Calla were beautiful doesn't begin to describe how amazing they were. I will never be able to thank her enough for making our wedding the day we imagined.
When I initially met wtih Lilli, we met for two hours and I hadn't even signed a contract with her yet!! That just goes to show you how dedicated she is about ensuring that she is a good fit with her brides. We connected immediately and she continually exceeded my expectations from start to finish.
On the day of our wedding. she arrived to set up for our ceremony, decorate with the centerpieces, and provide flowers throughout the venue. She not only set up flowers, but also hung lanterns for our ceremony and stayed after the ceremony to move the flowers we used for the ceremony to other places throughout the venue. She is truly dedicated to all that she does and is a very talented floral...
Where do I begin...Lilli's work for our wedding this past weekend was amazing. I met her randomly at an event several months ago, and at the time we weren't even planning to have flowers because I thought they couldn't fit into our budget. Lilli worked with us so that we had small centerpieces for each table, bouquets, boutonnieres, and even pieces for the arch, at a price that worked for us. She allowed us to borrow the vases for the centerpieces and return them afterwards, which cut down our costs even more.
Since neither of us really knew what we wanted for flowers, we sat down with her at her home studio and went through an entire book of flowers. We noted the colors and types that we liked so that she could choose the best flowers that were fresh and in season. I gave her a couple of pieces to incorporate into my bouquet, and they both worked out beautifully. One was a two-dollar bill (my mom said they're good luck), which she folded into an origami heart. The other was a tiny brass Ganesha (the Hindu god of obstacles) that I had picked up in India. These things made the bouquet really "mine" and added sentimental value.
On the day of the wedding she showed up with extra pieces for the tables and a boutonniere for our usher. She took the time to get to know us and added extra details to my bridal bouquet that literally brought me to tears. The variety and quality of the flowers exceeded our expectations, and she incorporated different shapes and textures to make each piece unique.
To sum up this review, we'd hire Lilli again in an instant. We feel so fortunate to have met her. She is an artist, and I would absolutely recommend allowing her the freedom to "do her thing," as we did. You will not be disappointed!...
Lilli did my wedding on August 17th. I have to say that of all my vendors and people I used to make my wedding happen, the overall result or her work was the best. I was so blown away by the flowers she produced for my day. The price was very low for the amount of flowers I got compared to what other flower vendors quoted me as well. Lilli is an extreamly nice person and made me feel so comfortable during the whole process. From the first time we met, until the actual day, she was very informative and discriptive with what she was going to produce. She is an excellent artist and any bride would be lucky to work with her on their wedding! Thanks Lilli!
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It helps that I have awesome brides with awesome taste! Thanks for making my job so easy, Laura!
Of all my wedding vendors, I am the most grateful for Lilli Black, She took my greatest apprehension (the flowers) and created a triumph.
I studied mathematics in school, and I've killed virtually every plant I've ever owned so it's not an exaggeration to say that I had no idea what to do when it came to flowers for our July wedding. All I knew is that I liked fluffy garden roses and the general color scheme for the bouquets. Lilli scheduled as many meetings and fielded as many phone calls as it took for me to articulate what I needed and wanted, she helped me determine that I liked "romantic" flowers and was able to tell me what flowers would be in season in the colors I needed. She was also able to think outside the box and came up with a killer flower for the boys boutonnieres that actually came in navy, Navy! (I didn't believe that there was such a thing) The biggest question mark for me was the table centerpieces, my husband is a librarian and I had decorated a series of books to be used in the centerpieces but I still wanted flowers encorporated. Lilly and I came up with a price point for these flowers but I had no idea what else should be done. I decided to leave it up to her best judgement which was obviously a good choice.
Bridal Bouquet; gorgeous, somehow Lilli managed to find late season cream peoneys whcih gave the bouquet an amazing fragrance. She also had the aforementioned peach garden roses, as well as white anemones with navy (again) centers. The bouquet was wrapped in navy ribbon and lace from my Grandmother's wedding gown that was later worn by my mother.
Bridesmaid Bouquets; beautiful, we'd had a long discussion about coral/peach hypercium berries and Lilli had warned that it was early in the season, and that these would be hard to find, but sure enough her flower magic came through!
Boutonnieres; Sea Holly, look it up, it's the most masculine flower I've ever seen
Buffet piece; tall, elegant, peach gladiolas that Lilli found and though were just the perfect color (she was right)
Centerpieces; I don't know how she did it, somehow the flowers worked with the books I'd crafted even though she didn't have access to them until the day of. I can't get over how beautiful everything looked, it was just amazing. She also had some extra blooms "laying around" (her words) so she went ahead and added flowers to our bar and cocktail tables, she's just that kinda...
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And Margaret and her mom were absolutely fabulous to work with. I love my clients! Thanks to her and all the other brides who let me do this awesome thing for a living! Working with and for you guys makes my dreams come true!
They do amazing work. The most creative florist I have seen in a long time.
Lilli not only does amazing, artistic work with flowers, she'll guide you in all aspects of creating your special day!
Bella Calla is a *must* for couples planning their wedding! The attention to detail, the artistic use of florals and other elements, the stunning designs and the care put into each and every bouquet, boutonniere & centrepiece make Bella Calla such a jewel! I think one bride put it best when she said "She just 'gets' my vision!" as she delightedly viewed all the beautiful flowers at her wedding! I recommend Bella Calla most highly!
Lilli does a wonderful job of listening to your needs and developing a floral design that suits your budget, style and desires. She goes to great lengths to make sure clients are well taken care of. As a wedding planner, I am always looking for vendors who go above and beyond the norm to exceed my clients expectations. She does this beautifully.
One of the very best florists we have ever worked with in our 23 years in the wedding industry. She is fun, creative, professional and just a joy to work with. We book her for many of our clients.
Bella Calla offers innovative, artistic floral design to the wedding sand events of Denver, Boulder, and the mountains. We bring you the freshest and most hard-to-find flowers, and make your day special. Every wedding is special and important to us, and each bouquet, bout, or centerpiece gets special attention. We strive to add personal details to your wedding so that the flowers show you and your family's personality.
Meaning is infused into every stem, and you will treasure the personal touches for years to come. We incorporate heirlooms, lace from old wedding dresses, jewlery, and other meaningful touches into the bridal bouquets and fun touches into the bouts for the guys! We believe that there is an art to weddings, and each wedding should have its own unique style and elegance. At Bella Calla, we strive to make your day special, beautiful, and personal. We take the time to get to know you, and work within your budget to make your wedding flowers exactly what you're dreaming of!