Hydrangeas continue to be one of the most popular wedding flowers for 2013. Hydrangeas come in a variety of colors and are available year round. While they are an extremely beautiful flower, they are also one of the most fickle wedding blooms.
Hydrangeas look absolutely lovely in bouquets, and many brides choose to have their bridesmaids carry a simple bouquet of just hydrangeas. Some are so large and fluffy, that only one may be needed to make a beautiful bouquet.
If you are considering hydrangeas for your wedding, keep in mind that they do require a lot of water to keep from wilting. Because of this, they are not a good choice for corsages or boutonnieres. However, there are a few tricks that your florist can use to create lovely pocket squares and pomander balls. If you are getting married in the hot summer months, and will be taking pictures prior to your ceremony, you may consider asking your florist to make two bouquets to ensure that one will look absolutely perfect as you walk down the aisle.
Did you know that the average price of a wedding is $28K? Even though we would all love to have that extravagant wedding that we’ve always dreamed of, unfortunately, we all must deal with the reality of what we can afford. Often times you’ll end up compromising and settling for the basic wedding options instead of what you really want. But if you could have the wedding you want at the price you want, would you? Then the answer may be in downsizing your guest list and having a more intimate wedding. Narrowing your guest list may be the way to keep your budget in check without compromising the indulgences you’d like to bestow on your guests.
The smaller your guest list, the larger your venue possibilities, like that cute restaurant you both love, your parents backyard, or that beautiful art gallery. Aren’t these options better than that institutional establishment that most brides end up with?
Minimizing your guest list will allow you to indulge the people close to you and who really matter in your life, instead of entertaining people you barely know. Consider it “exclusive access” to your wedding. With a smaller guest list you’ll be able to splurge on that expensive champagne and caviar.
Your intimate wedding will make it easier for your guests to mix and mingle, and you will get to spend time with each and every person you invite. Wouldn’t that be a lovely way to spend your wedding day?
You’ve chosen the perfect dress, the veil, and the shoes, now to complete your look you will need to choose a magnificent bouquet of flowers! Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing your wedding bouquet.
Complement Your Gown
Your flowers should complement your dress, not compete with it. If your gown is very ornate, you might opt for a clean and streamlined look, while a simple dress might be a perfect match for a more extravagant arrangement. If you have fabric swatches or photos of your gown, take them with you to your meeting with your florist. This along with details about your wedding venue and ceremony theme will be helpful in choosing the right flowers.
Explore Different Bouquet Shapes
Bouquets can be made in various styles and sizes, from extravagant cascading bouquets to a free form, hand-tied style. The possibilities are endless!
Love the smell of flowers? Contrary to popular belief, not all flowers are fragrant. Consider adding a few fragrant blossoms into your bouquet, like gardenias, stock, or stephanotis. Consider aroma as part of your impact.
Consider wrapping the stems to compliment your blooms. Wrap them tightly in a carefully braided ribbon or a gorgeous piece of fabric that compliments the color scheme of your entire affair. If you alter your gown and have extra fabric, consider wrapping your stems with it for a beautiful coordinated look.
Flowers Slim You Down
Remember to hold your flowers as low as possible! It is natural for you to be nervous, as you are the center of attention. Brides inadvertently pull their bouquet upward to their chest, or into their bellies as a protective mechanism. Hold your bouquet below your waist so it sits low on your gown. This will shave a couple of inches off your waistline. Who doesn’t want to look taller and thinner?
Flowers are fragile and can perish easily. That is the reason many bouquets are made with hardier flowers like roses, peonies, and lilies. If you select more delicate varieties like gardenias, hydranges, or lily of the valley, you will need to take precautions.
Hydrangeas need to be kept in water as long as possible. Lily of the valley and gardenias bruise easily, and will need to be kept upright and not resting on its side. If you will be using hydrangeas or delicate blooms in your bouquet, keep it refrigerated until the very last moment before the ceremony. If you are taking photographs before the ceremony on a hot summer day, you may want to consider having your florist make two bouquets or having a hidden water source.
1 teaspoon honey
Juice of 1/2 a lime
2 fresh mint leaves
1 oz. tequila (gin works just as well if you aren’t a tequila person)
Chilled sparkling water
Directions: Place raspberries, honey, and lime juice in a small measuring cup. Muddle mixture until raspberries release their juices. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, pressing down on solids to remove all liquid. Add mint leaves to the strained mixture and muddle to release mint fragrance. Pour mixture over ice and top with tequila and sparkling water. Serve immediately.
All that dancing works up an appetite, which is why many brides and grooms add late-night wedding snacks to cap off their day. Think street fare fun foods, comfort food or easy breakfast pick-up food. Silver dollar pancake stacks anyone?
2. Gourmet Food Trucks
Mobile eateries have been around since the days of the chuck wagon. Today they’re popular from New York to California. Many couples are embracing this unique trend as a creative way to feed wedding guests. Multiple food trucks can be brought to almost any venue and serve a variety of food from ethnic to the American hot dog. Be sure to plan for the weather and the number of anticipated guests.
3. Artisan Spirits, Signature Drinks, Craft Beers, Wine
Weddings are about celebration and savoring the good things in life: family, friends, food, and don’t forget drinks. More and more couples are getting creative in how they incorporate wine and spirits. Signature drinks remain popular, but now craft beer displays, artisan spirits, and wine tasting are growing in popularity.
4. Decadent Desserts
It hasn’t been “just wedding cake” in years. Pie buffets or dessert stations with assorted parfaits, cookies, truffles, pudding, cannoli shells, brownies, and cheesecake are popular. How about an ice cream bar with scrumptious toppings like crushed Oreos and Butterfingers with whipped cream and cherries? Eating all this will give you a reason to dance all night long!
5. Niche Food Bars
As the average wedding size continues to grow, niche food bars are becoming increasingly popular, as they offer a greater variety of food and are cost-effective since fewer servers are needed. The key to a good station is action! A chef cooking or a server assembling different components of the dish will make the station feel alive and will move the quality of the food up a notch. Food doesn’t have to be fancy and high-end to be effective if you add action. Niche food stations also give guests an opportunity to mingle as they move about the reception hall. The food choices are endless, mashed and sweet potato station with all the condiments, Mediterranean food like lamb, hummus, and assorted cheeses, or street fair like sliders and hot dogs. Anything is possible!
6. Coffee Bar
Complete with its own barista, it will give your wedding the feel of an upscale coffee shop, and ties in nicely with wedding dessert offerings. Add hot cocoa and frappe drinks for the younger guests and cordial shots for the adults.
7. Healthier Kids’ Choices
For the young ones at your wedding, why not offer healthier food choices with more whole grains, and fruit and veggies as sides. Remember to go nut-free – avoiding foods with tree nuts or peanuts – for those with allergies.
8. Locally-Sourced/Seasonal Fare
Local sourcing of food continues to be popular as consumers look to reduce their carbon footprint, support local growers and farmers, offer quality products, and keep costs down. Everything from locally sourced vegetables to meats, ice cream, wines, beers, and spirits is possible. If it’s made locally, it can be offered.
9. Enhanced Intermezzo
Used throughout Europe as a way to cleanse the palate in between courses, intermezzos are usually small, light and refreshing. Sorbet is commonly used, as is a light sparkling wine such as Prosecco. But why not spruce it up a bit? Wrap the sorbet in foil, like a piece of French candy. Consider a wine-infused sorbet with cabernet, merlot, or sangria, or Italian lemon ice served in the paper cup with a wooden spoon. Another idea is to move away from sorbet entirely and serve shaved ice granitas or a liquid intermezzo like a non-alcoholic version of punch romaine.
10. Allergy-Free Fare
With food allergies on the rise, there is an ever-growing need to accommodate those who must eat a certain way because they have no choice. This is a really important trend that cannot be ignored. Fortunately, an ever-growing group of vendors and caterers are able to provide allergy-free alternatives. The truly allergen-free and gluten-free vendors have had training for themselves and their staff in how to prepare their work environment and handle the food safely from source-to-service without risking cross-contamination. Their staff will know how to respond to guest questions without making the guest feel conspicuous because they understand the medical nature of the request.
Are you struggling with what to buy your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen to thank them for being part of your special day? Here are some ideas that are affordable and useful.
For your Bridesmaids
The most popular gift for Bridesmaids is usually a nice piece of jewelry or accessory that compliments their dress, but wouldn’t it be nice to treat them to some “girl time” with a luxurious spa gift card? Whether it’s a mani-pedi the morning of the wedding or a massage and facial after the bachelorette party, this relaxing gift is one that they will surely treasure.
For Your Groomsmen
Tired of the same old idea of a monogrammed flask, or cufflinks that eventually end up in a drawer? Time to think outside the box! If your groomsmen are sports buffs, how about buying them tickets to a big game featuring their favorite team? Throw in a prepaid card for a couple of beers, and believe me, they will be in heaven with a gift they will always remember.
For Your Maid of Honor and Bestman
You have given this honor to someone who is important in your life. They accompany you on dress shopping trips and tastings, they plan your bachelor and bachelorette parties, and are there as witnesses when you sign your marriage certificate. Take the time to thank them in a way that is truly personal and shows them how much they are appreciated. Consider arranging a dinner for two at their favorite restaurant, tickets to a theatre performance or museum, or season tickets for experiences you know they’ll cherish.
Whatever gift you choose, try to make it as personable and useful as possible. Your guys and gals will truly appreciate your efforts.
With the abundance of wedding magazines and publications that feature flowers, it’s easy for brides to become overwhelmed when it comes to making a decision regarding their wedding bouquet. Just when you think you have found the perfect bouquet for you, you will pick up another magazine and find something else that you like better. Almost every bride I consult with seems to have the same problem. My recommendation to them is simple: Collect all the pictures that you like and put them together on one board. Once you have all the pictures in front of you, you will be able to compare and evaluate them. Inevitably, you will always come back to the same one.
Mismatched. If you’re planning a rustic-themed wedding or a garden celebration, mismatched bouquets help to create a relaxed, informal feel. The “just picked” look, with lots of greenery and foliage tied with twine, is popular. Or, if you prefer something more contemporary, give your bridesmaids different bouquets for a fresh, modern look.
Color Pop. Why not adorn your best girls with posies in a variety of rainbow shades? This is a great way to add a touch of bold color to your wedding day. Sunshine-yellow craspedia and hot-pink peonies make a huge impact, particularly when paired with pretty gowns in delicate neutrals. If you fancy going for brights but the mismatched look isn’t for you, think about using just one bloom in a stand-out color.
Sorbet Chic. Classic and undeniably romantic, sorbet shades for bridesmaids’ flowers are here to stay. Soft hues of off-white, green and lavender work well when paired with feminine chiffon frocks and loose, romantic hairstyles. I love large blowsy hydrangea heads and pale-pink roses tied with lace, ribbon or shimmering organza for an elegant and timeless look.
Originally, the flower girl’s job was to spread grain at the feet of the bride to promote fertility and happiness in the marriage. Today, they toss rose petals to create a lovely path for the bride as she begins her new life. What a perfect way to include young children in your ceremony.
There are so many options for this special dress. Try to find one that will fit into the wedding scheme, but one that can also be worn several times before it’s outgrown. Although it may be hectic to shop with a little girl, take her with you on this momentous outing. Her happiness with her dress will translate into her happiness the day of your wedding.
A green wedding opts for an environmentally-friendly alternative to each element of the celebration, from invitations to the dress and the cake. Many couples who go green in their wedding planning already recycle their glass, paper and plastic, shop for organic food at farmers’ markets and conserve energy at home, and they want to extend their earth-conscious values to their big day.
The first thing on the to-do list is to find ways to shrink the event’s carbon footprint by minimizing long distance travel for guests, and finding products that emphasize recycled over new. So, the smaller the guest list, the smaller the impact on the environment.
Choosing Your Venue
The greenest venue is the one closest to your guests as the location will determine how many people will have to fly or drive long distances. Outdoor venues like a park or botanical garden provide their own natural beauty, which minimizes the need for decorations. You may choose an art gallery or museum, as it gives back to the community. Daytime weddings also save on electric power.
You can save trees by having your invitations made of recycled paper, or avoid paper altogether by sending word of your nuptials by email. Although etiquette experts frown on electronic invitations, they approve of other paper-free communication through wedding Web sites. On these sites, you can post directions to the wedding location, link to your registry and give other information to guests.
In the spirit of avoiding waste, you may suggest that guests give practical and philanthropic gifts, such as a donation to your honeymoon expense or to an animal shelter. If you can’t forgo your presents, suggest green items and opt for no gift wrap!
You can wear your Mother’s gown, or buy a second-hand gown on Craigslist or eBay. However, if you choose to buy new, after the wedding consider selling or donating it to a charity. An extremely touching way of recycling your dress is to use it to make christening outfits for your children. You can always opt to wear a party dress or evening gown that can be worn again and again after your wedding.
Buy Local! By doing this it means that food, flowers and decorations won’t have to be shipped from far, avoiding unnecessary transportation related carbon emissions. Choose a seasonal menu, rent your china and linens, pare down the courses, and choose a seated dinner rather than a buffet, which requires more plates and utensils (people go back for seconds, using another plate thus more water to wash them). If you have party favors, a donation to a favorite cause in the name of the guest or organic chocolate, are popular options. And if you are having a party favor, consider a donation to a favorite cause in the name of the guest or edibles such as organic chocolate.
With more than 2 million marriages taking place in the United States each year, many couples see value in the cumulative and ripple effect of a green wedding, including supporting eco-friendly products and services while inspiring friends and family to follow you along a greener path.
What an exciting time! Your big day has finally arrived. You have chosen the perfect dress, for the perfect man, and you will marry in a gorgeous chapel in the mountains with stunning scenery. While the Air Force Academy may be the perfect place to get married, getting on base isn’t always easy. If you are planning an Air Force Wedding, there are certain measures that you will need to take to ensure that your wedding vendors can get on base. With heightened security, you will need to have all vendors placed on a list and copies of their drivers license and vehicle registration must be obtained. This information will need to left at the gate along with your guest list. Without this information, your deliveries will be detained at the gate, and if not enough time is allowed, your flowers may not arrive in time for your wedding.
Secret Window is located only 8 minutes from the Air Force Academy, and we are very familiar with the delivery logistics. We have helped many Air Force brides achieve their wedding dreams. Whether you live in Colorado or out of state, our team of talented designers will help you create the wedding flowers you’ve always dreamed of using only the freshest and best quality flowers available.
If you are looking for a wedding reception venue, Secret Window also offers a beautifully landscaped outdoor tented garden area that can accommodate up to 150 people, and our caterer, Garden of the Gods Gourmet, has a variety of menu options to suit any budget.
Give us a call to schedule your complimentary floral consultation, or to view our facility. We look forward to hearing from you!
It takes at least six months to plan a formal wedding on a large scale, however, it is possible to arrange less formal celebrations in three months or less. If you pick a popular time of year to have your wedding, you may find that many sites and services are already booked, so it is always better to start the planning process early. When it comes to the flowers, most varieties are available year around. The exceptions being lily-of-the-valley, which has a very limited availability outside the month of May, peonies, which although can sometimes be outsourced at a hefty price, are generally available only during the months of May and June. If sweet peas are your chosen flower, it will make sense to hold your wedding during the summer months rather than in winter. Nature is a great mentor, and following the trends of the season will give the most harmonious and beautiful results. The other major consideration for your wedding flowers is that certain dates are peak times for the flower industry. If you are a real romantic and decide to get married on Valentine’s Day, it not only might be difficult to get a florist to commit to arranging your wedding flowers, but you can expect to pay premium price for them as well.
Did you know that throwing your bouquet at the end of the festivities dates back to the eighteenth century? It was thought that it would pass on the good fortune of the bride and groom to anyone who was lucky enough to catch the flowers. This was a serious tradition in the days when a woman was considered the property of, first, her father and then her husband after marriage. Back then, marriage was necessary for the woman to secure her own financial security. We have moved on from those days, but the custom of throwing the bouquet remains a lovely highlight of the end of the festivities. If you are interested in this tradition, be sure to tell your florist at your wedding flower consultation. Many brides can’t bear to part with their beautiful bouquet, however, your florist should be able to provide you with a smaller version of your bouquet especially for this part of your celebration.
Your bouquet need not only be composed of flowers. You can choose to embellish your bouquet or those of your bridesmaids with decorative elements to dress it up and personalize it. A few elements you may consider using are, feathers, velvet leaves, wired crystals, pearls, or other gems, beaded flowers, buttons, or silver charms. Many brides carry an heirloom item like their Grandmother’s brooch. Instead of ribbon wrap, consider using a sentimental handkerchief or for a vintage look, a handmade doily
All it takes is a little creativity. The possibilities are endless!
Almost every bride knows the look she would like to have for her wedding bouquet; romantic, fun, wild, simple, etc. But while every bride knows the look she may want, she may have trouble finding the right flowers to achieve that look.
I recently met with a bride who wanted her bouquet to look simple yet elegant. She knew what colors she wanted for her bouquet, but didn’t know which flowers to choose to give her the look she wanted. After listening to this bride describe her perfect bouquet, it was determined that she did indeed want something simple yet elegant. She did not want a bouquet filled with lots of different flowers or fillers, and roses were definitely out.
The first flower that came to my mind for simple yet elegant was Calla Lilies. She knew that she wanted white and purple and she found both with the Picasso Calla Lily. With this simple flower, she was able to achieve her simple, yet elegant look.
So many brides have come to me lately saying that they want a “vintage feel” for their wedding. It seems to be all the rage these days. But what constitutes vintage? To most, men especially, they think it means old, because they associate it with vintage cars. But vintage can also be fun and creative. I will share with you some of the vintage looks that have been popular with my brides.
Old wine bottles and apothecary bottles are a big hit, and it can be fun to scavenger for these items at garage sales, thrift stores, and even grandma’s house. Scatter them along the middle of a long table with a couple of flowers in each to create a pretty vintage look. Also popular are old tin containers, these can be harder to find than the bottles, but often can be found as reproductions. Carnival glass gives a lovely vintage feel as well. My favorite is mismatched silver containers filled with massed flowers like hydrangea and dahlias. Forget about the silver polish, they look better tarnished. Old doilies look wonderful on a table and are quintessential for a vintage look.
You can carry the vintage feel into your bouquet with soft colored flowers, I especially love the rose “Amnesia” because it has a very vintage look to it, and also picks up other colors around it. You could add a string of pearls or your grandmothers brooch to your bouquet, and wrap it in an heirloom handkerchief.
All it takes is a little brainstorming and creativity to come up with the vintage look and feel that you are looking for. The possibilities are endless! So have fun searching and collecting these wonderful items that will help make your wedding the memorable day it should be.
We have all heard about the new trend “trash the dress” right? Seriously, brides spend thousands of dollars on their wedding dress, and although they may only wear that dress one time, how many brides can actually bring themselves to trash it?
One of my recent brides told me that she is having three wedding ceremonies. A formal ceremony here in Colorado, and two out of state for family members who can’t attend the church ceremony. This was the first time that I had ever heard of a bride having three wedding ceremonies and actually getting to wear her wedding three times! I told her how lucky she was, because most brides only wear the dress once and then put it into storage. She then told me about the plans she had for her wedding dress. Her dress would only be saved until the birth of their first daughter, because the dress would be used to make her daughter’s Christening dress.
What a wonderful and beautiful idea! This child will wear a dress that was part of the union between her parents. What a symbolic gesture for a child’s Christening day. It would be wonderful if more dresses were used this way instead of sitting tightly packed on the top shelf of a closet. What a wonderful gift for the child, one that can be handed down and worn again and again.
Trash the dress? I guess in a way yes, but in a much better and useful way.
Ever wondered how many brides receive their wedding flowers on their wedding day and are disappointed with the quality and the way they look? This happens more than you think. Having been in the flower industry for over 25 years I have heard many horror stores, and have come to the rescue of many distraught brides. I recently had a mother come into my studio asking if I do weddings. When I told her that I did she breathed a sigh of relief and told me that her daughter was getting married in two weeks. She had not heard from the florist that they had originally booked with so she decided to pay them a visit. To her dismay she found out that the florist was no longer in business.
Imagine your wedding day with no flowers. There could be nothing more disappointing on your wedding day, than having your flowers arrive and not meet your expectations. If I can give one word of advice to all you future brides, it is do your homework on your florist. Do they have an actual business location, or work out of their home? Do they have a floral cooler? Many florists who work out of their home or a remote location, do not, which means that your flowers are sitting out at room temperature until they are delivered to you. If they have a cooler, Take a look at the designs inside, do you like their style? Don’t be afraid to ask questions! How long have you been in business, how much floral experience do you have? How many weddings have you done? May I see pictures of your work? Any reputable florist will be happy to answer any questions you have and show examples of their work to you. It is essential that you do your homework ahead of time to avoid disappointment on your wedding day.
Did you know that purple is the symbolic color of royalty? Its cohorts lavender, lilac, and mauve provide a softer look in this family of cool colors. Flowers ARE grown in blue-from pale and pastel tones to intense azure and violet shades. Flowers that come in blue and purple are: Anemone, Aster, Calla Lily, Cornflower, Dahlia, Delphiniium, Freesia, Gladiolus, Hyacinth, Hydrangea, Iris, Larkspur, Lilac, Lisianthus, Orchid, Phlox, Rose, Scabiosa, Stock, Sweet Pea, Tulip, Tweedia & Veronica.
The purple palette is lovely when used monochromatically, but is also very beautiful when complemented by white, cream, pink, and green. Whatever shade of purple you choose for you bouquet it is guaranteed to make a lovely statement of who you are.
This bouquet features purple veronica, hydrangea, and delicate light-blue tweedia.
The white bouquet is the most classic of wedding palettes. Symbolizing innocence, purity, and newness, white also symbolizes the start of a married couple’s life together. With so many varieties of white flowers available, traditional need not mean predictable. White can easily transform from casual to formal, and from classic to contemporary. This color can be a star on its own to create an elegant all-white wedding, or it can be a supporting role as the perfect neutral complement to colored flowers. There are many variations of white, bright white, natural white, ivory, cream, alabaster, bone, and can be accented with hints of color, either in cool blues and greens or warmer yellows and pinks.
You can’t go wrong with an all-white bouquet. This bouquet features white peonies, with Italian ruscus. Very simple, yet extremely elegant, and oh so fragrant!
Dear Rhoda and Secret Window Floral, Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers for our August wedding! From the brides bouquet to the table center pieces everything was better than we could have hoped for. It seemed as though each one of our guests made it a point to tell us how awesome the arrangements were. You really added an artistic touch to our special day, we will remember it forever!» View Comment
Rhoda, Working with you was a dream. I planned my wedding in Colorado Springs from FLORIDA! She was able to plan everything over the phone and through emails and photos (although she said she usually brings brides into her shop to pick flowers in person). She even checked out my Pinterest flower board to see the kind of flowers I like. She put a whole proposal together and then rearranged it to fit my budget. She was the only florist in town who could get me Peonies in July! Now to the good part--THe flowers were SO beautiful. They were absolutely stunning! I got compliment after compliment. And she and her crew were in contact with both the chapel and the reception venue so I didn't have to worry about it. She delivered everything and set up the chapel and reception. LOVELY. I couldn't ask for more--especially since she was able to do everything I asked for for half the price of the other designer florists in the area. Definitely contact Rhoda!» View Comment
Secret Window did fantastic work on my wedding. The flowers were gorgeous for both the ceremony and the reception. Everything was exactly how I wanted it, and was so beautiful and elegant. It was so amazing to see all the planning come together and it was better then I could of imagined! We had so many comments throughout the evening about how the centerpieces and the church were so tasteful and unique and I am so glad they could be a part of my husband and my special day! They have a lot of ideas that are original and are able to help you express exactly what you want. They were so flexible and friendly to work with, I highly recommend them! Lindsey Wedding: 08/14/2011» View Comment
Rhoda was excellent to work with. We went in with a general idea of what we wanted but nothing specific. She gave us great ideas that helped make this a perfect day. Lauren Wedding: 06/30/2012» View Comment
Secret Window Floral Studio created beautiful and creative flower arrangements for our ceremony and reception. I would recommend them to anyone in the Colorado Springs area. Kelsey Wedding: 06/16/2012» View Comment
I couldn't be happier with how the flowers for our wedding turned out! Every petal seemed to placed in the most perfect place on each bouquet...and there were plenty! My blue hydrangea, white peonies, and yellow freesia bouquet smelled divine and was the perfect pop of color! I can't thank Rhoda and the staff at Secret Window for all the hard work and many hours spent! Making a bride isn't always easy but they sure made me feel welcome and understood. Heather Wedding: 04/07/2012» View Comment
Dear Anthony and Rhoda, What a success! And we thank you so very much for your participation again this year and congratulations on your People's Choice Award - Well deserved! Your contribution of time, effort, and lovely fresh flower tablescapes set the elegant tone of the evening. Your flowers (especially the fantastic birds) were enjoyed by all, and were key in adding to the event's success that ultimately supports the many important community projects advancing the status of women. We are grateful for your help and your impact on the lives of many. Our Thanks, Glass Slipper Ball Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area» View Comment
This experience was so easy and the flowers and service were incredible. Rhoda new exactly what I had in mind even after our first meeting and was always available when we called with questions or changes. If you are getting married you have to call Secret Window for flowers --they are by far the best. My mom agrees. Katie J Wedding: 02/11/2012» View Comment
Rhoda, Our wedding was such a wonderful event and your flowers were the PERFECT touch! I was really in awe of how amazing the bouquets were especially with such a simple color palette of whites and greens. You worked MAGIC with so many shapes and textures and they just looked GORGEOUS! We got so many compliments on them! You were wonderful to work with and I really believe you do beautiful work! Thanks again SO much! -Laura» View Comment
Lindsey, It was such a pleasure working with you. Your wonderful comments are greatly appreciated. Blessings to you in your new life! Rhoda» View Comment
My wedding was just a few weeks ago in Larkspur, CO and we used Secret Window Floral Studio for our flowers and WOW, they were gorgeous! Rhoda was SO wonderful to work with - even at our very first consult/appointment, she was able to take my Mom & I into her walk-in and put together a gorgeous bouquet on-the-fly to make sure she was envisioning the same thing we were. The colors I'd chosen for flowers/bouquets were simple shades of white and green but Rhoda worked MAGIC with so many textures and shapes of flowers, everything was even more beautiful than I could have hoped for! I felt that Secret Window went out of their way to make sure everything was as perfect as possible for us (even opening for a little while on a Sunday, our wedding day, so the flowers would be as fresh as possible for our event that evening) - I would highly recommend them to other brides looking for great flowers for your wedding! Laura Wedding: 09/11/2011» View Comment
Rhoda, I want to thank you so much for your work at my wedding! The flowers were gorgeous for both the ceremony and the reception. Everything was exactly how I wanted it, and was so beautiful and elegant. It was so amazing to see all the planning come together and it was better then I could of imagined! We had so many comments throughout the evening about how the centerpieces and the church were so tasteful and unique and I am so glad you could be a part of my husband and my special day! Working with you was such a blessing and I wish you the best. I will send you photos of the bridal party soon =) Sincerely, Lindsey» View Comment
Wow Rhoda and Anthony.....you have truly brought a special business to the Tri Lakes Area. Your love of great art allows it to flow through into your creation of art and floral arrangements. The flowers I have received are fresh and dramatic - certain to draw attention! I was also very impressed with the flowers you arranged to send in another state! We got text photos of them.........truly BRILLIANT! thank you and we will spread the good word!! Maureen» View Comment
My daughter was ecstatic with the arrangement you sent her. I have added Secret Window into my Iphone and will call again whenever I need flowers. Thank You!!» View Comment
Thank you so much for putting together an arrangement for me. I live in Washington and my friend was celebrating her birthday in Colorado. Her favorite flowers are tulips. I got to be on the phone with her when the bouquet arrived and hear first-hand how happy she was. I've seen photos since and the arrangement is absolutely lovely! You made it a great birthday for her, thanks for everything!» View Comment
Thank you so much for sending me one of the most beautiful flower arrangements I have ever received!» View Comment
Rhoda, It was a pleasure working with you with the Davidson wedding. The flowers were beautiful!! I hope to use your services again in the future. Sarah» View Comment
Rhoda, Thank you so very much for the flower demonstration. I've worked in a floral shop and still learned new things from you. You guys are so talented and i really appreciate you sharing with the community. Vicki Tri Lakes Women's Club» View Comment
Thank you so much for the beautiful flower arrangement you donated for our marriage seminar. It was bright and colorful and a great addition! We encouraged our participants to frequent your shop! Blessings, Little Log Church» View Comment
Love the photos and the actual flowers are even more beautiful.» View Comment