Jordan N. · Married on 12/08/2018
Best in the Business
The floral design made the wedding. Sherry sourced unique, special flowers specific to our aesthetics, and their team brought our vision to life. They're highly professional, flexible, and unbelievably talented. We have already booked again for my sister's wedding in October of 2019!!Sent on 01/02/2019
Cathy · Married on 11/11/2017
This is the second time using Gertie Mae's and Sherry Donnelly for a daughters wedding. Once again she stunned us with her beautiful florals. She had wonderful ideas on how to transform our warehouse space. She even went above and beyond to bring bouquets to our airbnb for bridesmaids pics before heading to the venue. Both times we just gave her a free rein to create and we were not disappointed. Would highly recommend Sherry and her team at Gertie MaesSent on 11/12/2017
Piper · Married on 07/08/2017
Sherry and her team blew me away. She captured my vision for the florals at my wedding perfectly and seriously helped make my day pure magic. All the little details in her arrangements really make them stand out and were the unique elements I was looking for. She even created a custom moss and floral wall for a photo opp at the reception.Sent on 07/25/2017
Brooke · Married on 10/29/2016
Gertie Mae's is without a doubt one of the BEST decisions I made for my fall wedding at Neverland Farms - BOOK NOW!! Sherry, the owner, took excellent care of me from start to finish, and it was an absolute pleasure working with her. She is a true artist and creates personalized florals that are a cut above. I shared my vision as being organic-looking with seasonal foliage and with deep, rich fall colors. With that, she created the most beautiful and unique bouquets, boutonnieres and arrangements I've ever seen, filled with burgundy dahlias, orange roses, hypericum berries, kale (!!!), etc. I have had countless guests say "WOW, your florals are some of the most beautiful I have seen and that bouquet is just so you!" Needless to say, her work made our wedding even more magical and reflected our personalities.Sent on 12/27/2016
I am grateful beyond words to Sherry for making our wedding day unbelievably gorgeous!
Kelley · Married on 10/01/2016
Sherry is incredible florist with an amazing vision and helped make our wedding stunning! Guest after guest commented on the beauty of the floral arrangements. No detail, small or large was missed. Sherry's flowers brought our barn venue to life and helped to create a truly magical evening. Sherry truly takes care of her brides. We absolutely made the right decision in choosing Gertie Mae.Sent on 12/01/2016
Sarah · Married on 09/19/2015
Sherry was such a pleasure to work with while planning our wedding. I chose Sherry because I know that she has such an artistic gift with flowers. We had heard about her through a family friend and our wedding venue. We decided to choose Gertie Mae's because of their ability to create beautiful works of art from just a few little guidelines. Sherry definitely delivered beyond my expectations. I went through the general colors I liked and the style of flowers and she put together beautiful arrangements that went with our other decor and venue perfectly. Sherry was very responsive with email and phone calls and was very accommodating to meet with me in person as I was planning an out of town wedding.Sent on 12/03/2015
Gertie Mae's was one of the wedding vendors that I got to know the most through the wedding planning experience. Sherry is such a delight to work with and has such a kind demeanor. I liked how she guided us with her expertise and artistry. I also loved the special touch of getting to see her and thank her on my wedding day when she personally delivered my bouquet to the room where all the girls were getting ready. My husband even enjoyed meeting her for the first time that day when she delivered his boutonniere. I could tell she was very proud of her work and I was so thrilled to have such gorgeous flowers for my wedding day. Even my dad who thought we could just do without flowers noticed how much of a statement the arrangements made and commented on how beautiful and unique the flowers were. He admitted it was worth it! I could not thank Sherry and her team enough for providing such a great service for our wedding!
Courtney · Married on 09/06/2015
The flowers were the biggest part of my wedding vision. I scoured the Atlanta area and had consultations with several floral studios, but when I welcomed Sherry into my home, I felt like I had known her for years. We sat and chatted over coffee and discussed our mutual love affair with all things naturally foraged. I had seen some of her previous work and had a different vision from the typical symmetrical bouquet with designated colors. We had such a great time exploring all of our options and I felt like we were on the same wavelength from the first meeting up to the day of the wedding. She has such enthusiasm for what she does and her years of experience in the wedding industry show in her impeccable execution of the finished product. I feel like she made my floral dreams come true and as an added bonus, feel like I made a new friend in the process.Sent on 12/05/2015
Lisa · Married on 07/18/2015
Sherry is absolutely amazing! She made my wedding perfect with every detail. Sherry was so easy to talk to and work with. I was lost when it came to flowers but she made sure to ask all the right questions to find out exactly what I wanted. She even created an amazing alter piece off of a photo I showed her that included some very intricate work and it was perfect! Sherry is an artist and knows exactly how to make any space beautiful, she made my wedding even more special with her attention to detail. She did more than flowers - Sherry truly creates the atmosphere and she does it beautifully! She brought in fabulous votives and candlesticks, her flowers were magnificent, and she made herself available throughout the crazy wedding planning process and handled everything with ease. We hired Sherry because she did an amazing job with my sister's wedding and she showed me exactly why my sister loves her so much. Sherry is 100% there for you and her work is amazing. I still have friends talking about the flowers at my wedding. If I could rate Sherry higher than a 5.0 I would!Sent on 12/02/2015
Lowrey · Married on 06/13/2015
One of the vendors I was most excited to pick out during the wedding planning process was the florist. I just love flowers! When I initially looked online into florists I stumbled across Gertie Mae’s, and knew this was a vendor I wanted to keep in mind. After my coordinator sent me list of recommended vendors, and I saw Gertie Mae’s on the list I knew it was meant to be. We had a consultation with Sherry at my venue and went over ideas for the ceremony and reception site. She was so great and really took the time to go over every detail with me and understand my vision. Sherry had very creative ideas and made wonderful recommendations while being mindful of my budget.Sent on 12/04/2015
On the day of the wedding Sherry and her team were hard at work getting everything setup perfectly despite the heat. It was an extremely hot day, but they weren’t discouraged by the heat one bit. I was blown away by the gorgeous flower arrangements, bouquets, and floral arch she executed. I really loved seeing everything come together, and it definitely would not have been the same without Sherry’s touch! She truly has a gift and exceeded my expectations in every way imaginable. We’ve received so many compliments from guests on how beautiful and lush the florals at our wedding were. I would highly recommend working with Sherry, she is not only super talented, but a delightful, and kind person!
Laura · Married on 04/11/2015
Sherry was perfect. After I was introduced to her by my planner (Simply Charming Socials), I immediately knew that she'd be fantastic to work with. Sherry listened as I listed off colors and flowers I liked and disliked, didn't balk when I showed her pictures of a sort-of unique headpiece I wanted her to construct, and rolled with the punches as we added more guests (= more flowers) late in the game. I had no idea how beautiful the flowers would be and I was blown away. Everything was spectacular! I loved working with Sherry and wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone!Sent on 06/10/2015
K · Married on 01/17/2015
Sherry was nothing short of a dream to work with! She listened to everything I said from the very first day when we walked the venue to discuss my vision to the wedding day. She re-did the quote multiple times as #'s, arrangements, and budgets changed and always rolled with the changes unfazed. Everything was simply gorgeous on the day and I don't have a single regret leaving the floral design in Sherry's capable hands!Sent on 12/30/2015
Dee · Married on 11/08/2014
When I knew I was going to get married again after so many years of being divorced, with children and grandchildren, I knew I was on the hunt for a creative and personal florist. I reseached for at least a month, and finally found Gertie Mae's through a referral and pictures I had kept from all the wedding magazines I reviewed. I have to say it was exhausting, but exciting at the same time.Sent on 01/07/2015
Sherry and I spoke, and when we met at the chapel and then at my house going over details and looking at everything I had picked from magazines, I knew I had found the perfect florist. I was so impressed with how many hours she spent with me that day and taking the time to get to know me as well as my future husband.
The flowers were so beuatiful, and vibrant..she knew exactly what I wanted. Everyone at the wedding and afterwards kept telling me how beautiful the flowers were. Sherry definitley has a gift, and I would recommend her to anyone. She really has a knack of knowing exactly what you want.
Deb · Married on 10/25/2014
Sherry has a gift! We truly enjoyed working with her from the first time we met her. She captured Lauren's vision and made it a happen. It was gorgeous! Sherry is not just a talented florist but a person you can trust to help you and daughter along the way. A true professional, very talented, and joy to work with. Thank you SherrySent on 12/27/2014
Michele · Married on 10/18/2014
Flowers were a very important part of my daughter's wedding and Gertie Mae's made her vision a reality! We were so impressed with Sherry's creativity that we asked her to not only do the flowers but create the entire look and feel for the wedding. The results were absolutely lovely and everything we could have hoped for. More guests than I can count said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. Sherry's flowers were so beautiful and at the same time so perfectly integrated with the venue. Working with Sherry and her team was a pleasure and I hope we have a future opportunity to use them again!Sent on 11/19/2014
Kimberly · Married on 10/04/2014
Sherry from Gertie Mae's provided the flowers for my daughter's wedding. Not only did we find her to be so very creative and talented, but so wonderful in the planning. She understood my daughter's dreams and designed the most beautiful arrangements. I can't imagine using any one else. Thank you Sherry for helping Molly's dreams come true!Sent on 12/04/2014
Julia · Married on 09/20/2014
Sherry of Gertie Maes was such a blessing to work with. She was able to magically capture my vision and wants (from not very much information given from me!) and transform my wedding into a dream. She uses creative, beautiful stems and textures that can be as humble or as extravagant as you like, and she really knows how to give YOU what YOU want, making it better than you thought could be done! My favorite vendor to work with! Highly recommended to set your wedding apart from the rest.Sent on 10/26/2014
Caroline · Married on 07/18/2014
I met with Sherry to discuss what I wanted for our wedding in the mountains at The Farmhouse at Persimmon Creek, and I immediately knew I could trust her. Not only is she an amazing person, but she has a true gift for creating beautiful arrangements. When I arrived on my wedding day, I was completely breathless. The flowers were too die for! Her personally is so warm, and she made me feel so special on my wedding day. She is truly a caring artist, and knows exactly how to deliver. I would recommend her to anyone!!Sent on 08/30/2014
Katie · Married on 06/21/2014
I cannot say enough good things about Sherry and Gertie Mae's Floral Studio. She took my scattered vision and made it into an fairytale setting. My flowers were absolutely stunning!! Everyone at our wedding commented on the breathtaking beauty of our flower production. I would highly recommend Sherry to capture your dream wedding with her gorgeous creations!Sent on 12/29/2014
Bevin · Married on 06/07/2014
For me, it is rare to come across someone that you met and instantly know that you are in good hands... That was my experience with Sherry! My now husband and I wanted to create a space for our wedding in essentially a field. We had to bring everything in and engage many different vendors. Sherry was one of the first vendors I met and she guided me along the way. She exceeded my expectations and with her guidance, she helped me create an amazing team. I knew exactly what I wanted and when the day came, my dream wedding had been transformed right in front of my very eyes... It was above and beyond all that I had ever dreamed of... Sherry's attention to detail and sense of urgency is paramount. If you want a floral designer that will listen to you, respond to you quickly, suggest other ideas in line with your wishes, knowledgeable in her area of interest, well connected with an awesome network, and is a dream to work with, Sherry is your go to!Sent on 12/05/2014
Nicole · Married on 05/10/2014
Sherry was a pleasure to work with for our wedding! I fell in love with her aesthetic and I trusted that she understood my style after our very first phone call. We got married at The Foundry at Puritan Mill, a venue that is very much a "blank canvas" and I was struggling to envision just what we could do with so much space. From the bouquets and boutonnieres, to the centerpieces and decor (including a stunning chuppah!), and every detail in between, Sherry and her team exceeded our wildest dreams! I would highly recommend Gertie Mae's Floral Studio!Sent on 08/27/2014
Meredith · Married on 11/24/2013
Sherry and her team at Gertie Mae's are incredible! When I first spoke with Sherry to begin discussing flowers for our November wedding, I barely had to finish my sentences... it was as if Sherry read my mind with how I envisioned our flowers, which meant a lot to me. After a few more conversations and swapping pictures of floral inspiration online, I told Sherry I trusted her taste and looked forward to seeing the finished products.Sent on 01/02/2014
On our wedding day, we were blown away by Gertie Mae's! The bouquets, boutonnieres, ceremony and reception arrangements were absolutely gorgeous. I couldn't believe they were the flowers for our wedding! The pieces were straight out of a magazine beautiful.
Working with such a talented florist took off a load of stress as I knew anything Gertie Mae's created would be beautiful. Again, we would highly recommend Sherry and her team if you are hoping for breathtaking florals!
Megan · Married on 11/22/2013
I repeatedly told friends and family throughout the wedding planning process that I felt so blessed to work with a fantastic group of vendors. Lucky for me, Sherry of Gertie Mae's was one of those people! Not only is Sherry amazingly kind and helpful, but she is extremely talented! Our flowers were absolutely breathtaking and all of our guests commented on how beautiful the flowers were!!Sent on 12/21/2013
Shannon · Married on 10/19/2013
Sherry Donnelly of Gertie Mae's was awesome. We interviewed four differentSent on 11/14/2013
floral designers and we chose Sherry because she was open, positive, and had a creative spirit. The bride comes from a family of creative people and Sherry was able to incorporate our vision into her floral designs- and carried it out beautifully! We highly recommend her !
Elizabeth · Married on 10/19/2013
Having grown up in Clarkesville, Georgia, I've known Sherry for many years. I've seen her flowers and the arrangements she's created and was amazed every time. When my husband and I got engaged, I knew immediately that I wanted Sherry and Gertie Mae's as my florist for our wedding.Sent on 12/21/2013
Sherry has quite the vision when it comes to floral arrangements. Many brides have very specific ideas on flowers, especially when it comes to the type of flowers they want. However, I didn't have that. I didn't know much about flowers. I had a general idea of the feeling I wanted to portray with the flowers that would enhance the overall feeling of the wedding. I also had general ideas on the colors I wanted to use, but beyond that, I wanted Sherry and her team to have creative control. Everything I've seen from Gertie Mae's has been stunning and I trusted Sherry 100%. When I met with Sherry to discuss the flowers, I could tell we were exactly on the same page.
I knew that my flowers would be beautiful, but when I saw them for the first time, I was floored! They were more stunning than I ever could have imagined. I was so glad I let Gertie Mae's take my idea and run with it! Sherry knew exactly what I was going for. They couldn't have been any more perfect. I heard so many compliments from wedding guests about the flowers! The bridal bouquet was magnificent, of course, but the bridesmaids bouquets, the groom/groomsmen boutonnieres, the nosegays, and the flowers lining the aisle were just as amazing! She incorporated my family tartan into all of the flowers, which was extremely special to me, especially since my dad walked me down the aisle in his kilt!
I hope every bride reading this review contacts (and books!) Sherry Donnelly because she and her team at Gertie Mae's are worth every penny!! I could not have imagined using anyone else.
Katie · Married on 10/12/2013
My family loves Gertie Mae's. When my sister got married over 5 years ago we luckily stumbled upon Sherry at Gertie Mae's and she did a fantastic and memorable job. So much so that when I started to plan my wedding, I knew I needed to contact her to do our flowers and be a part of the special day.Sent on 10/25/2013
After talking to Sherry on the phone, I immediately felt at ease and excited about her ideas becoming a part of our beautiful, sweet, and magical backyard wedding. Sherry is personable and warm. She understood what we wanted instantly and was thrilled to be involved. Throughout the process she was a positive, helpful, energetic, and a knowledgeable force. I felt confident months before the wedding; knowing that the flowers would be gorgeousl. The day of the wedding Sherry showed up with a smile bringing flowers that were beautiful, natural, unique, magical looking arrangements. I was so pleased. My family was so happy with how everything turned out and all the guests gushed and raved about her work. I can only hope the pictures do it justice.
Gertie Mae's helped bring the magic to the backyard that Dave and I had hoped for and I am so grateful to have a person like Sherry involved with our wedding day.