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VERY talented and a lot of fun to work with!! Carolyn has an amazing eye for design and beauty. All of the flowers at my wedding were perfect. She listened to me, gave me great feedback and delivered a beautiful product!
My husband and I are so happy that we decided to hire Carolyn Shepard for our wedding floral arrangements! Carolyn is a sincere, artistic individual who is transparent about the prices and what key pieces are needed to align your vision with your big day. We were so happy with the results of our arrangements! Carolyn was also flexible in the delivery method which made it stress free for the bride. Thank you, Carolyn!!
Thank you so much for your kind words about us, Grace. =) It was a pleasure working with you!!!!!
We were happy to create the bouquets and corsages for your wedding, and I loved the centerpieces that you made for your tables!!!! So cute and full of personality!
Best wishes for many years of happiness to you and Phil!
Very Professional....met with Carolyn my daughter told her what she wanted and it was BEAUTIFUL.
Thank you, Tracy!
It was fun working with your whole family on Tara's wedding! What a fun group you all are!!! LOL!
So happy that you all loved Tara's flowers and thank you for the kind words about our service, as well. =)
I met with Carolyn in December 2012 after communicating with her several times prior to our first meeting. When we met, it was just like two old friends designing a wedding and dreaming about the possibilities from a vision. I wanted to capture the beauty of English window boxes and Victorian elegance. I shared with Carolyn several pictures of my bathroom wallpaper. She immediately grasped the milieu we were trying to create. I ordered some very tiny butterflies, and Carolyn was able to incorporate them into all the flowers for the girls and women. It was a lovely surprise. Carolyn’s artwork complimented so beautifully the grace of St. Mary’s and it stained glass windows.
For The Morehead Inn reception, Carolyn’s work was on display again with the artful appeal created at the Chapel. The design and lush flowers she used at St. Mary’s were repeated at the Inn in every room and space, even the Newell at the bottom of the staircase. For the wedding cake, Carolyn created a gorgeous billowy flower arrangement for the top of the cake as well as a full multi-layered circle around the base of the cake.
Just to demonstrate the artful flower creations by Carolyn, I can share that her work did not go unnoticed! Everyone was simply overcome by such beautiful arrangements that blended with the old home in such an elegant and charming way. Our guests shared that they have never seen anything like it. The guests were invited to take the flowers after the reception to an event or to a friend to cheer up someone’s day. I know Carolyn’s work and the beauty of that Sunday afternoon were enjoyed by many for a long time.
Carolyn is a remarkable artist who has many options to fit budgets. You can trust Carolyn to create your beautiful wedding and reception, and you can be assured that Carolyn and her staff will be in constant contact with you. There are just simply no worries with the Carolyn Shepard Design Group. She was the perfect selection for me.
Thank you so much! =)
Working with you on your wedding flowers and decor was just so darn fun! =) Kind, caring and thoughtful clients such as yourself, make my job seem like it's not work at all!
Thank you so much for all the wonderful photos of your day. We will surely add them to our portfolios of work!!!
Carolyn Shepard Design Group was the best vendor we worked with during our wedding planning process. Very professional, great advice, and willing to accomodate according to the client. On the actual day of the wedding, we were stunned by the decor and flowers, and received so many compliements on all the floral arrangements. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!
Thank you for your kind words. =)
It's our goal to exceed our bride's expectations! So glad that we exceeded yours!!!!
From planner to bride, I knew that Carolyn and her team were top notch but when I walked into the reception, my breath was taken away. The beautiful linens, rich draping and lavish florals made my dream a reality. From start to finish, my experience with CSDG was flawless. I could not have been happier with the execution of all the details!!!
As one of Charlotte's best wedding planners, it was a pleasure to have you chose us for your flowers and decor. I am humbled by your glowing review, and it was our pleasure to be a part of YOUR big day!
Many thanks, and big hugs to you and your groom, Rudy!
Carolyn Shepard Design Group is amazing. They went above and beyond on any request or thought my wife and I had. They were available for consult on everything from the complicated to the mundane. Carolyn and Christie took a large amount of stress off my shoulders by helping work out a timeline with the other vendors. The end result was BEAUTIFUL. I could not have asked for more. These are some incredibly talented and trustworthy people.
Thank you so much for your kind words about us!
Planning the flowers and decor for your wedding was different and fun to do with the groom for a change! =)
Thank YOU for being such a terrific client, and easy to work with! =D
We love you guys!
After I got engaged in January 2012, the first person that I hired to coordinate the floral decor for my wedding was Carolyn Shepard Design Group. Carolyn's reputation in Charlotte (and heck, the entire Southeast) is unparalleled when it comes to quality and creativity. I knew that only CSDG could make my visions a reality. At our first meeting Carolyn looked at me and said "let me create your wedding day as a surprise to you." I agreed immediately and honestly it was the best decision that we made. When we walked into our wedding reception, I was at a complete loss for words. In fact, the only thing that I could do was cry. The entry to the ballroom had two large urns overflowing with roses, gardenias, hydrangea, and long stems of cymbidium orchids. A panel of fresh flowers completely covered the window above the entrance and white curtains draped on either side. Glass vases lined the doorway with floating candles. Inside, an entire wall of candlelight flickers with the cityscape behind. The tables were draped in white silk tablecloths with a combination of "high/low" centerpieces on each one. The "high" arrangements are lush with beautiful roses, cymbidium orchids and gardenias. The "low" arrangements are rings of the same flowers, surrounding a huge hurricane vase with candles and votives. Then, I see the cake table..excuse me, cake PAVILION! Carolyn erected a tent that was then draped with white sheer linens and covered with archways of lush white flowers!! A pearl encrusted table cloth was draped over the cream silk linen. A clear acrylic box that was filled with fresh white rose petals to serve as a stand for the cake.
I haven't yet seen photos from that night and only then will I realize all of the intricate details that CSDG incorporated into my wedding. I am still getting complements from friends and family about the flowers! CSDG exceeded my expectations every step of the way and created an experience that I will never forget. THANK YOU, Carolyn!!
Awwww! Thanks so much! *blush*
You are the first client to put complete blind trust, and it was GREAT fun to surprise you with your wedding flowers and decor! =)
Since then, we have had 2 others do the SAME THING!!! LOL!
The look on your face when you entered the reception was priceless! So glad that you all loved the look we created for you, and it was our pleasure to work with you!
Carolyn and her team were so easy to work with. After my initial meeting, Carolyn provided an outline of what we discussed and next steps. That professionalism and follow-through was exactly what I wanted. She really took the time to listen to my requests and offer detailed examples, photos, etc to assist my decision. Her team provided advanced notice with updates on billing and promptly replied to emails. Carolyn and I met again before the ceremony and she was very accomodating to our ideas and calmly walked us through what to expect. I knew the arrangements and bouquets would be beautiful but they exceeded expectations! I recieved complements all night and couldn't have been more pleased.
Thank you for your glowing words about our products and service!
We try to make the process as easy as possible for the bride and groom, since, usually, it's the first time for you all to plan an event such as a wedding, and we are happy to assist in any way we can!
Our goal is to exceed the client's expectations and we are THRILLED that we exceeded yours as well! =)
Carolyn and her staff were amazing to work with. I only met with her twice while planning my wedding and she was some how able to figure out exactly what I wanted, and make it even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. Everything from the flowers, to the table linens and candles (so many candles!), were all absolutely perfect. I would recommend Carolyn to anyone looking for a designer who is extremely talented, professional, and easy to work with.
Thank you so much for the kind review! You were more than a pleasure to work with! =)
Thank you for putting your trust in us!
I was having an intimate wedding with only 10 family members in attendance. Due to it being so small, I wanted everyone to feel like they were still at a big event. When I walked into Carolyn's office to discuss the details of what I had in mind, she understood immediately my vision for the evening and how important the dinner decor was to me. The evening of my wedding I could not keep my eyes off my bouquet when I walked into the suite at the VanLandingham Estate where they were waiting for me. The arrangement on the arch was exactly what I had hoped it would be and more. Gorgeous! The best was yet to come. The decor in the Occulus, where I had my dinner, was perfect and went way beyond my expectations. My guests talked about the room all evening. The entire night was perfect and the decor and flowers were a big part of what made for an amazing evening.
A woman after my own heart...
I love small weddings like yours! I had 10 people at OUR wedding, too!!! =)
Since you work in the hospitality business, we were particularly thrilled to have you chose us for YOUR wedding, since we know you see them week in and week out at your hotel. =)
We had so much fun creating the decor for your wedding and I cant WAIT to see your photos!
Absolutely stunning. The table in the entry hall was AMAZING!!!! The table in the ball rooms perfect...the exact right amount of flowers and candles...it was all truly stunning.
Thanks for your kind words!!!
Warm regards and best wishes for a long and happy marriage!
Carolyn Design Group was very professional and easy to work with. The prices are reasonable especially for the quality of the products offered. The floral arrangements and centerpieces were amazing! My guest and I absolutely loved all of the decor provided by CDG. Everything was exactly how I envisioned and I'm still smiling!
Thanks for everything,
The happy Bride
We are always happy to hear that we made such an wonderful difference in our clients big day!!!!
I was so pleased with the services of Carolyn Shepard Design Group. My bouquet, alter flowers, reception florals were all breathtaking and the ideas they (Carolyn and Christie) provided for my overall decor were perfect. All of our guests were commenting on the flowers for the wedding and reception. CSDG was so easy to work with and Christie even helped me get in my dress (corset backed) the day of my wedding. Christie was an expert on that as well! I would highly recommend CSDG to anyone looking for quality floral and design services for their wedding. Not to mention the customer service is excellent! Thanks so much Carolyn and Christie and the entire CSDG team! You really made my day extra special!
Thank you, Tiffany!!!! =)
We loved working with you too!!!
My oldest daughters wedding was in Chicago, I was worried that I would not be able to find the high quality in Charlotte that I had there. Carolyn is a true artist, simply the best!
Not only were the flowers grorgeous, but she also assisted in helping create a lighting design that the guests are still talking about.
One of her best attributes was the interaction with my daughter, really made our wedding extra special!
What a pleasure it was working with you both on your daughter's wedding!
And, thank you for the kind words about us!
Carolyn Shepard and her team was amazing!!! She completely nailed the vision we had for our wedding. The arrangements were beautiful and the flowers she used were so fresh. Multiple people told me that the flowers at our wedding were the prettiest they've ever seen and we have her to thank. She was so pleasant to work with (sweet and professional) and we'd recommend her to anyone and everyone. Thank you, Carolyn & team, for making our wedding GORGEOUS!
Thank you so much Carrie!!!
You, and your mom, Carolyn were such a joy to work with and the flowers we chose together, were some of my favorites! I cannot wait to see your beautiful photographs! We will surely include them on our website, blog, and portfolios. =)
All the best to you and your new groom, and thank you again for choosing us!