Floral Notes, based in Acton, MA, focuses on weddings, special events and parties. Owner Maureen Christmas AIFD, EMC, has a passion for creating beautiful bouquets, personalized centerpieces and other designs for your event. She is available to share ideas with couples any day or evening of the week to accommodate busy schedules. Maureen has high standards and is a graduate of the European Master Certification Program, has been inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers and is Master-level National Garden Club flower show judge. She is a Chapel Designer, and a 4th grade level instructor in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Her work has been featured in various publications and she created floral arrangements for the Wang Center Stage for the Dalai Lama. In addition to special events, she also creates arrangements for corporate events and sympathy tributes. Maureen also enjoys speaking to garden clubs, continuing her education and sharing her knowledge.
Floral Notes can create a variety of floral styles from classic, glamorous, modern to nautical, eclectic, romantic, to natural, rustic,and vintage. Designs include bouquets, table arrangements, altar or chuppah decor, aisle decor, flower crowns, boutonnieres, corsages, flower girl baskets, and non-floral accessories. Its services also include the following:
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allison · Married on 10/07/2017
Maureen and her team at Floral Notes did an exceptional job of pulling together a unique, elegant and very professional look for my wedding. My Mom and I felt Maureen showed her passion for this kind of work, cared about us from start to finish, and made it look easy to pull together flowers for a 225 person wedding. Many of the centerpieces for 21 tables were slightly different, using unique flowers, which made me want to go to each table to admire her work. She transformed the ceremony space with a beautifully decorated arbor and exceed my expectations at every turn. Her love of flowers, desire to please as well as her professionalism helped to pull off an A+ result. She was flexible to work with and did a lot of preparation for our first meeting when we were first reviewing design concepts. She stayed calm and helped us make decisions when we were indecisive and didn't exactly know what look we wanted. On the wedding day, she arrived early with all her helpers and truly created a WOW factor under a beautiful sperry tent. Dozens of guests commented at the beauty of the flower arrangements. Thank you, Floral Notes.Sent on 12/23/2017
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Shannon Christmas · Married on 10/06/2018
A fairy-tale come true
We worked with Maureen from Floral Notes for our October wedding, and couldn't have been happier. From the beginning, Maureen worked closely with both my husband and I to understand our vision for the wedding. It didn't matter that we just had a high level vision. We knew we wanted a regal, enchanting fairy-tale type feel, which can have lots of different interpretations. Maureen was easily able to translate our vision into tangible decor and florals, giving us complete comfort in saying yes or no. We were in awe at how easily she pieced together our vision for us. Throughout the year leading up to the wedding, she would email or text photos or ideas when she was inspired, remaining in constant contact and quickly responding whenever we reached out with questions. Her deep knowledge and experience with both weddings and florals was incredibly helpful throughout the process. Maureen had lots of ideas and suggestions that made our whole weekend flow much more naturally, extending her reach beyond just flowers and décor. On the weekend itself, Maureen meticulously but with an appearance of effortlessness worked to incorporate the flowers and decor throughout our numerous event spaces: from our rehearsal dinner venue, to the outdoor ceremony space, to the cocktail hour terrace, to the inside of the mansion, and to the inside of the tent adjourned to the mansion where we held our reception's dinner. Her attention to detail and consistency in carrying details and themes throughout all of these spaces did not go unnoticed by our guests, who are still talking about the decor to this day.
Maureen worked with the existing beautiful old Tuscan mansion type venue, instead of trying to work around or on top of it. The walls of the mansion were filled with tapestries and vivid old paintings, and Maureen's transformative work turned our bridal party and wedding guests into a living tapestry of our own. Highlights include (but are most definitely not limited to) antique gold candelabras draped with greens that adorned the dinner tables, classically beautiful flowers like roses paired with textures like painted gold artichokes and eucalyptus, white painted pumpkins with gold floral accents, floral arrangements with deep reds to tie in with the bridesmaid dresses, and an old beautiful staircase dripping in greens and decorated with orchids (re-purposed from the rehearsal dinner) mixed among floating candles. One of the more memorable spaces for the guests, and my husband and I, was the outdoor ceremony space. We truly felt like this space was a living fairy-tale. Instead of traditional aisle markers with bows or ribbons, garden roses in glass vases were hung from iron hooks wrapped in greenery all along the aisle. Two vignettes of candles and flowers in gold vases stood to either side of us at the front of the ceremony space. With an existing backdrop of a stone trellis overflowing with greens, and the bridal party lined up behind us, this was an example we will have in photographs forever of a living tapestry. One of my favorite parts were my own and my bridesmaids' bouquets. Full of rich texture and softened with velvety red florals, they were made up of garden roses, baby artichokes, orchids, greenery, eucalyptus, rosemary, and more. We all couldn't stop looking at them for more details. My own bouquet had a fun and subtle surprise: mixed among the flowers were studs of crystals.
All in all, we couldn't recommend Maureen more. She is there with you every step of the way, and your mind will be blown by the way she can listen to an intangible vision and bring it to life. Our wedding was a dream, and Maureen's work meant everything to us. Thank you!
Jessica · Married on 07/14/2018
I cannot recommend Floral Notes enough! I had a brief phone conversation with Maureen and discussed my floral vision for my wedding. About a week later, we met in person and she had created a mock up of my bouquet, the bridesmaids bouquets and my centerpieces and it was beyond my wildest dreams and perfectly matched the vision I had it my head. It was so amazing that she actually took the time to make the actual bouquets and centerpieces so I could SEE, TOUCH and SMELL them. I was able to pose with my bouquet in the mirror so we could ensure it was the right size.Sent on 08/08/2018
We had the meeting about 9 months before my wedding and when the actual day rolled around, the florwers were better than I even remembered. Fresh, wrapped to perfection and beautiful. Maureen really went above and beyond. She was so responsive to every email I sent and was very easy to work with. Just tell her what you want and she will deliver. One thing I would like to say in particular: I asked Maureen to wrap the stems of my bouquet in my Grandmother's rosary beads. The care she took to do this was amazing and something I am so grateful for. She took good care of them and made sure I got the little bag they came in back. Thanks again, Maureen!
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Maureen did the floral arrangements at a wedding we catered this summer! Her work was absolutely beautiful and admired by all the guests!