Stephanie S. · Married on 11/02/2019
Wedding Dreams Come True!!
Carolyn was our wedding florist and she was truly wonderful to work with! We didn't have a clear vision of what we wanted for our wedding and she guided us through the process and put us at ease. The vision board she created for us was absolutely perfect and our wedding day was even more beautiful than we could have ever imagined! We are so grateful to her for helping to make the planning process easy and stress free. Would absolutely recommend her and use her again in the future!!Sent on 11/11/2019
Betsy · Married on 08/24/2019
Carolyn came highly recommended to me by our planner. During my first meeting with Carolyn, she helped my mom and me navigate what we wanted to achieve, asked us smart questions to evaluate what was important and what our true needs were, and put us at ease. She understood our budget and helped us maximize our budget. I felt so comfortable with her and knew everything would be perfect.Sent on 09/28/2019
When we arrived to the church on the wedding day, I was blown away by how gorgeous the bouquets and flowers in the church were. We received so many compliments. Our reception was at a brewery, and the flowers and candles she selected complimented the space perfectly. She's very talented, kind, and easy to work with. I highly recommend her.
Abigayil H. · Married on 06/21/2019
My husband and I used Carolyn back for our wedding in June and are so glad we did. From day one, we were blown away by her professionalism and willingness to work with us within budget. We came to her weary after experiences with other florists and she was ever so welcoming and able to put together a proposal within budget and with exactly what we were looking for. She did an amazing job on all the pieces she put together – from our ceremony greenery to the rehearsal centerpieces that complimented the space so well. She did such a great job and we’re so glad we picked her.Sent on 07/22/2019
Andrea · Married on 09/24/2016
Carolyn was fantastic! Everyone noted how beautiful the flowers were. I made a last minute change to my order and she was very accommodating and the arrangement was gorgeousSent on 10/01/2016
User6279157 · 2+ years ago
Carolyn was organized and offered us a stress free experience from planning to execution. With her creative ideas, she was able to transform our special day's venue into a wedding wonderland.Sent on 01/27/2016
User4147888 · 2+ years ago
If you want to feel at ease with your flowers and design aspect of your wedding. You have come to the right place, its hard to put into words how wonderful Carolyn is as a person and her work will blow you away! She will help you with your vision and make it bigger and better than you could ever imagine. Her work is more than just flowers you can tell she puts a personal touch on ever arrangement she does. The guest at my wedding could not get over how gorgeous her work was. As far as design she can help you with that as well, table clothes, candles, centerpieces she does it all!! I would recommend her to EVERYONE who was getting married in the Charlotte surrounding areas. She will not disappoint :)Sent on 06/09/2015
Danielle · Married on 10/18/2014
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!Sent on 12/16/2014
Grace · Married on 09/21/2013
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!!Sent on 10/25/2013
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words about us, Grace. =) It was a pleasure working with you!!!!!
Vicky · Married on 04/28/2013
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.Sent on 06/03/2013
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.
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Oh, Vicky!
User2675046 · 2+ years ago
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!Sent on 05/13/2013
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Thank you for your kind words. =)
Tiffany · Married on 03/16/2013
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!!!Sent on 06/04/2013
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Dear Tiffany,
Steven · Married on 12/22/2012
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.Sent on 01/15/2013
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Dear Steven,
Kara · Married on 12/01/2012
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.Sent on 01/07/2013
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!!
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Dear Kara,
Joanna · Married on 11/10/2012
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.Sent on 11/26/2012
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Dear Joanna,
Tara · Married on 11/03/2012
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.Sent on 11/26/2012
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Dear Tara,
Laura · Married on 11/02/2012
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.Sent on 11/12/2012
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Dear Laura,
Tamara · Married on 10/13/2012
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.Sent on 10/15/2012
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Thanks for your kind words!!!
Marcia · Married on 10/06/2012
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!Sent on 10/08/2012
Thanks for everything,
The happy Bride
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Thank you!!!!!
Tiffany · Married on 09/29/2012
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!Sent on 10/18/2012
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Thank you, Tiffany!!!! =)
Carrie · Married on 08/04/2012
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!Sent on 08/23/2012
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Thank you so much Carrie!!!
Laura · Married on 07/14/2012
Carolyn and her team were absolutely wonderful to work with. I wanted floral elements that were simple and clean, and Carolyn hit it spot on with a mix of low and high vases with single phalaenopsis orchids, beautiful linens, bright bridal party bouquets, and my bridal bouquet of cattleya orchids! She knew exactly how to pull it off, and I love her for it!Sent on 10/09/2012
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Hi Laura!
Julie · Married on 06/09/2012
Carolyn Shepard Design Group was fantastic to work with. They were very creative and professional. I would strongly recommend this vendor to friends.Sent on 10/02/2012
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Thanks, Julie!!!
Jaime · Married on 10/08/2011
I really enjoyed working with Carolyn Shepard Design Group! From the very beginning they were involved with every aspect of the flowers and decor for the wedding. There was always someone available that I could call or email with questions. I loved all of their ideas and it was great that I could rent items from them, rather than being stuck with a whole bunch of glass containers that I would never use again. All the arrangements turned out beautiful...I even got compliments from the groomsmen. I would definitley recommend them to future brides!Sent on 10/11/2011
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Thank you, Jaime!!!
Audrey · Married on 09/24/2011
When I started planning my wedding which was set for September 24, 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Charlotte, NC I had no idea what I was about to experience when I signed my contract to work with Carolyn Shepard Design Group. Carolyn and I hit it off from the beginning because I was a bride on a mission and knew what I wanted to see and also feel on the day of my wedding. To my surprise Carolyn Shepard Design Group totally SURPASSED all of my dreams, goals and expectations! My wedding was more than beautiful, it was completely over the top David Tutera style on a platinum level. Do not make the mistake of thinking that you cannot afford to hire Carolyn Shepard because of your budget. She can and is willing to work with any type of budget that you may have. To give you an example of my wedding day...right before I got ready for the doors to open for me to walk down the isle, they took me through my reception so that I could see it. I completely lost it and started crying uncontrollably because it was the most beautiful reception I had ever seen...in person anyway...LOL. All my dreams came true in that one moment and the nice thing about it was Carolyn and Christie were both there to share that moment with me. I may grow old, but I will never forget what Carolyn Shepard Design Group did for me. Let me leave you with this, if you truly want to experience what I have described for you, call Carolyn Shepard Design Group and let them help you to achieve your dream wedding day.Sent on 10/11/2011
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Ms. Audrey,
Erin · Married on 11/20/2010
Working with Carolyn Shepard and her team was an absolute dream! Beginning with our first meeting, we discussed the overall "feel" my fiance and I wanted to create at our reception, and I was immediately met with Carolyn's cheerful warmth and incredible creativity! With her unparalleled experience in creating amazing wedding designs, we greatly appreciated the advice and recommendations she offered each step of the way - especially, the thoughtful, memorable elements she incorporated into our centerpieces to not only help us to achieve our "look" but meet our budget needs. Her floral designs were stunning, and completely transformed a very open, modern-looking, Uptown hotel space into our glowing, "vintage-y" wedding dream! Carolyn's spirit and remarkable gift for event design made each stage of the planning process feel easy and personalized to our needs. Six months after our wedding, family and friends continue to remark upon the unique, beautiful atmosphere Carolyn and her team created for us! She is truly an artist! - Erin B.Sent on 08/04/2011
Carolyn Shepard Design Group's reply:Thank you, Erin!!!