When Flowers Dream
My flowers were gorgeous. We had a mix of beautiful white flowers and orchids, and my bridal bouquet cascaded down the side of my dress as I held it. They are going to look fabulous in photos. They were prompt. I met with them at a Starbuck's with a stack of pictures and what I received back was exactly what I had in mind. One small detail, I did not know that my orchids were going to be silk. My only change is that I would have known that ahead of time. All in all, I would use them again. They were elegant and to be honest the groom didn't have any idea they were silk. Mixed in they looked real. Thanks again. Overall we were very happy.
Slow to respond, difficult to get a hold of. Flowers were beautiful. Grandmother of the groom kept putting her corsage in the fridge thinking it was real!
The flowers were perfect. They looked, felt, and smelled real. They were amazing!!! It was so nice not to worry about having to maintain the flowers and ensure they didn't die before the wedding. I would highly recommend them. If you have any doubt, or are just curious, Karen will send you a sample. I was sold as soon as I received it. Our guests loved the flowers as well.
Excellent Service! Will reccomend to my friends!!
Karen created the most beautiful flowers for my wedding and was truly a pleasure to work with!! She was very helpful with any questions or concerns I had for her. I have to admit, I was nervous about ordering flowers from the other side of the country...but I'm so glad I made the decision to order from When Flowers Dream because I had perfect flowers that helped to create a perfect day :) Thank you!!
I used to be a wedding planner and have worked with many florists over the years but when it came time to plan my own wedding I was skeptical about using silk flowers. After looking at Karen's work, I was convinced that I should at least try.....When they arrived to me in Canada, I couldn't have been more pleased with my flowers....they looked real and even felt and smelled real!!!! I had one small issue with one of the bouquets.....not only did Karen help me out, she re-did the bouquet and re-sent it to me......Karen, I have never worked with a nicer more accommodating vendor than yourself in my 13 years of planning weddings.....You are 5 star all the way and deserve all the accolades I could possibly give someone! Charmaine Serpico
The flowers I recieved from Karen were absolutely beautiful!! She worked with me every step of the way to ensure that everything was done the way I wanted. I would highly recommend her!!!
All of the flowers that I purchased from Karen for my wedding were beautiful. Everyone thought that they were real, but kept wondering how they could be so perfect. They photographed wonderfully!!
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I have worked with Karen Downes and she provides wonderful wedding bouquets. i would highly recommend When Flowers Dream for your specialty wedding bouquets.
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Karen's beautiful bouquets WOW me every time I see them! They are just gorgeous, and the best part is these bouquets LOOK and FEEL so real and even smell real too! I love to photograph them, as they are so beautiful!
I will be recommending my clients to her!!:)
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Welcome to When Flowers Dream Floral Design
We specialize in Fresh Touch floral arrangements. Before you think that you would never use anything but fresh flowers look at our portfollio. Our flowers look feel and smell like fresh flowers. They have all of the advantages of silk but the beauty of fresh flowers. When you have us design your wedding flowers you will be creating an heirloom that you can treasure for years to come. Imagine decorating for your 25th wedding anniversary with the flowers from your wedding. Please see our tips and advice for other advantages of our flowers.
To call fresh touch flowers silk flowers is to call the Sistine Chapel a church. Fresh touch flowers are relatively new to the market. They are designed to look and feel like fresh flowers. We add scent to them so they will smell like fresh flowers as well. These are not the plastic flowers your grandma had in her yard!
Do I pick out colors and types of wedding flowers?
You may if you like, or you may tell us the colors you want and our talented designers will create to their hearts content. While we have several types of flowers in many colors, not all flowers are available in the quality we require. If we are unable to find realistic looking artificial flowers we will not carry them in our inventory. You can also send or email photos of bouquets you’ve admired.
Am I able to see the finished product before I commit to buying from you?
Choose the option that works best for you.
Option 1: See photos on our website and realize you can trust our talented designers to make something beautiful for you. This is how it works with your local fresh florist.
Option 2: Buy one bouquet so you can experience our quality and service.
Option: 3:Buy a sample bouquet and use it as a toss.
As our staff prepares your flower bouquets for shipment, we will email photos of the bouquet of your choice for you to see.
How long in advance do I need to place an order?
Our clients are handled on a first come first served basis. We are able to do 10 large events per month. Ordering 3 to 6 months in advance is advised. We try to accommodate everyone, if you need your flowers in a hurry(less than 8 weeks) a 25% surcharge may apply depending on how busy we are, please inquire.
What is the shipping policy?
We combine items in shipping containers to maximize the available space. We ship USPS Priority Mail. If you need it faster an additional $50.00 will be charged for Express Mail.
To reserve the date you will pay 50% down. The remaining balance may be paid in interest free payments with the final payment due two weeks before shipping.We strive to ensure our clients are satisfied. We have a 5 day money back policy. If you receive your flowers and you are unhappy we will refund your money. However, if the flowers are not returned before the wedding there will not be a refund. (yes we have had people do this)
What methods may I use to make payment?
Once you have made your selections we will e-mail you a contract and an invoice from Google Checkout. It is a secure check out process.
Is there any brochure or other policy information that can be sent to me that would be helpful?
To keep the most current information available to you, it is posted on our website. The pace at which new outstanding products are available is astonishing. Feel free to contact us for the latest information.We also use our blog to create a gallery for each bride. This is a convient way for brides to see the finished products.
If you have not found the answers to your questions, your phone call or email is more than welcome.
Artificial flowers have become so popular that people are now opting for these rather than buying real flowers and spending much more money only to have them thrown away after the wedding. It is more economical to buy artificial flowers for your wedding. It is also a good alternative if you suffer from allergies and cannot be around real flowers. The flowers can be stored and reused for another occasion and no one would probably know the difference, or you can keep that one special bouquet as a keepsake of your wedding. The only way you can use real flowers after a wedding is to make them into a nice potpourri after they have dried up. When buying real flowers for your wedding, it all depends on the time of year that you are getting married and what flowers are in bloom. So if you really want a certain type of flower you should make certain that you are getting married when those flowers are in bloom, because most flowers bear in a particular season. That is why if you choose to go with artificial flowers you can get just about any type of flower that you want, it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is. Another point to consider is with real flowers you will have to hire someone or ensure that the flowers are maintained, they have to have enough sunlight and water to keep them looking fresh. This is definitely going to cost you some dollars, whereas artificial flowers are a breeze to maintain, you just place them where you want and you are on your way, no worries about maintenance and no extra expenses for maintenance. Also you can order artificial flowers way in advance and store them in your home unlike real flowers where you have to order within a certain time and have them stored in the florist refrigeration until you are ready to collect them. This will certainly save you that trip of rushing to the florist in time to collect your fresh flowers. If you order artificial flowers from a professional florist, you can expect to get very realistic looking flowers that your guests will not be able to differentiate whether they are real or not. Not even touching them will give them away! We can even ad scent to your flowers making them even more realistic. Artificial flowers will not fade or wilt after a few days or years for that matter and you can keep them for an indefinite period without having to use preservatives to maintain their original look. They do not cause any allergic reaction so you and your guests won’t have to worry about going through the service with red itchy noses or eyes.