Testimonials

LESLIE JULY, 2014

My wedding planner recommended Cathy as the florist for my wedding. I couldn’t be more elated at how everything turned out. I was working with Cathy for a solid year before my wedding, I gave her what few ideas I had and she just ran with it. She has creativity when you don’t, and is totally open to all of your ideas at the same time. Once she gave me her recommendations for flowers, I knew it was going to be beautiful! Fast forward to the day of the wedding, I was completely stunned at how everything looked. Shocked…..it was beautiful when I imagined it in my head, but in person, I can’t even explain the arrangements that Cathy pulled off, they exceeded my expectations. A florist can be a huge chunk of your budget, Cathy is the only florist that I came across that is not trying to rip you off, she has the fairest prices that I have ever come across, hands down!

 

KATHY JUNE, 2014

Cathy is willing to go the extra mile to make the event top drawer! She took our daughter to the flower mart to view the types of flowers for her wedding… that really helps because pictures do not always show the beauty and of course the smell.

 

HELEN JUNE 2014

From the first time I spoke with Cathy on the phone, I knew she was the type of person I wanted to work with. When we met in person and she showed me samples of other weddings she had done flowers for, I knew I did not need to look any further. Cathy offered great suggestions, several options, and seemed to understand exactly what it was that I was looking for. She was flexible, and did a great job staying in our budget. Cathy did flowers for our ceremony and reception (i.e., archway with tulle and flowers, aisle decorations, bouquets/corsages/boutonnieres, centerpieces, gift table decorations, etc. I was so happy with how our flowers turned out for the wedding; they were absolutely beautiful (I even got tears in my eyes when she dropped them off). I would recommend Cathy with Simple Elegance Floral and Event Design to anyone, she is amazing!

 

MEGAN, AUGUST 2103

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Cathy from Simple Elegance and Floral design for my wedding in August 2013. First, she came to my house for our first consultation and she listened to my ideas , shared hers, and we worked out a creative and beautiful floral design that was in my budget. She was always flexible, had Saturday appointments, and we even went to the wholesalers together to pick out decor items/flowers. I was very pleased with the quality of the flowers and the entire set up and tear down process. My bridal bouquet was absolutely gorgeous and I loved the fresh gardenias and stephanotis!! Cathy was both personal and professional and I loved all the floral designs, bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and vases, she created. Thanks for helping make my wedding day beautiful!

 

Renae, June, 2013

Cathy was an absolute God send. I needed to finalize plans and work on a budget in a quick way. Cathy responded, put something together with me over the phone and we both were busy sending emails to one another for the rest of the week. Cathy told me about the durability of the flowers I wanted and how they would pr would not hold up in an outdoor wedding. No other flotist i talked to even mentioned this very important factor. Cathy knows her flowers and truly knows how to make them beautiful and budget conscious. Even up until days before the wedding Cathy was able to switch some items around to work with my changing needs. She was very responsive in a timely manor. There was one or two details that day that was a miscommunication but Cathy handled it extremely professional and actually whipped up a few items from leftover florals in her delivery van. Everyone raved about her work and decoration skills. She and her team arrived at 6am to set things up for a 11:30 wedding. You get the absolute best in working with Cathy and she is such a joy to know as well. Thanks again Cathy.

 

Claire, June 2013

Cathy was so instrumental in making both our floral and decor vision come to life. I met with her and showed her photos and spoke about ideas, and she gave me great feedback and suggestions to help stretch my budget a little bit. Cathy went above and beyond and provided us with rentals including vases, pillars, and a archway for our ceremony. She truly brought my vision to life and was a pleasure to work with! On the day, I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Cathy delivered the bouquets/corsages/boutonnières to the hotel where we were getting ready and had already started to set up for our ceremony. She even stayed in the area and waited until after our ceremony, to then transfer the flowers to the reception to serve as the centrepieces. The cost is very reasonable and the quality of her work is amazing, and she is a true professional! I have already recommended her to a friend of mine getting married in the Chicago area in October. Thanks again so much Cathy for everything, you honestly are the best!!

 

Mailyn, June 2013

From the start, Cathy was easy to talk to. We didn’t have a clear idea of what flowers would look great together. All we really had was a strong idea of colors. Cathy showed us examples of her work and different colors she has used. Her arrangements were perfect examples. Once we finalized the types of flowers and colors we met up at that floral warehouse so I could see, in person, the exact colors and shapes. That was a very fun trip to make!
Cathy was easy to maintain contact with, she responded quickly to any questions and concerns we had. Her pricing is extremely reasonable and that helped make the process more fun.

Once we arrived at our venue, we were able to see the completed bouquets, table settings and boutonnieres. To say they were beautiful is an understatement. In the bouquets; the yellows were vibrant, the whites were strong and the blues were perfectly poppy. The little details were the most simply perfect. Our table centerpieces were meant to be simple, clean and just a little bit of color. That is exactly what Cathy delivered.
Everything was calming and pleasing to our eyes and enjoyed by our guests.

We can’t thank Cathy and her team enough for their work and dedication to our wedding day!

 

Jessica

The flowers were absolutely beautiful. Thank you for everything

 

Gina, Oct 2012

Cathy was great to work with and makes any budget have beautiful flowers.

 

Casey, Sep 2012

Cathy was extremely nice and was very willing to work with us to provide gorgeous flowers within our budget. She gave us ideas on how to cut costs on the flowers if needed and wasn’t a “pusher” at all trying to convince us to purchase more and spend more money. She brings you to the wholesale shop to get ideas of what types of flowers and colors you want to make the bouquets perfect. I would highly recommend her to anyone. I received a lot of compliments on my flowers.

 

cathy

Cathy was awesome to work with, and made that part of the wedding planning easy and not stressful.

 

Charla, Aug 2012

Beautiful work, more than we expected.

 

Cindy, Aug 2012

The Bride and Bridesmaids bouquets were absolutley beautiful. The table centerpieces at the reception were also really nice. Some Tall with beaded chrystals and a lighted base and some short. Colors were gorgeous and the flowers were very fresh.
Services Used: Flowers

 

Anonymous

Cathy did a beautiful job on my bouquet and all the bridesmaids bouquets also, she is gifted when it comes to making arrangements. Very professional . Everything was outstanding.

 

Caroline, June 2012

Cathy is easy to work with and met with us a couple of times to review flower choices and price points. She is capable of doing very intricate designs and simple ones. On the day of, she dropped off everything so that I wouldn’t have to worry about it! I would absolutely recommend Simple Elegance to a friend!

 

PUSH 365 Entertainment, Dec 2011

As a wedding planner, I look for a vendor that provides quality service in a timely and professional manner. Cathy went above and beyond to assist us in making my bride’s day one to remember. She came up with great decorting tips and ideas. She was there and ready to put her special touches on that special day. The quality of flowers are remarkable! Cathy was a PLEASURE to work with.

 

Mrs.B, Oct 2011

Catherine,
Thank you, for making me and my bridal party and wedding so beautiful with the awesome floral boutiqes. You really do ROCK! I will provide pictures,once I get them back.

 

mary lou, Sep 2011

Cathy was outstanding and made our day remarkable. She was a true professional and I have recommeneded her to all of my family and friends.

 

Cory, Nov 2010

Cathy was so easy to work with providing innovative design on my budget. I had many “ideas” and she was able to help figure out the perfect flowers for my special day!

 

Katy, Sep 2010

Cathy did such an amazing job with the flowers for our wedding. My wedding bouquet looked absolutely beautiful and exceeded all my expectations. She also did all the boutonnieres, corsages, and pommador for the flower girl. She were excellent to work, very responsive and extremely knowledge. I really appreciated her insight and guidance. Thank you!

 

Kristi, Sep 2009

Simple Elegance has the whole package, from custome floral design, to the wonderful wedding planner. They truly are the best team to work with. There is so much stress on a bride and groom not only on the big day, but all the months up to the special day. Working with Simple Elegance made our wedding day as perfect as we could imagine. The design team did a wonderful job making our wedding and reception romantic and simply beautiful. I have only great things to say about this team. They listen to everything you have to say and do a wonderful job making your dreams come true. We were so happy that we made them part of our wedding team. Could not have asked for a more professional and friendly group of ladies. They truly make you feel like you are apart of their family. Thank you so much Ladies for making our wedding the most wonderful day of our lives.
Much Love,
Kristi & Jason Cole

 

Michele, Nov 2007

The flowers and decorations were just beautiful. Cathy was extremely professional and very easy to work with. I checked around and believe me her prices were the best. I would not hesitate to recommend Simple Elegance to anyone looking for a wedding planner or even just flowers for a special occasion.

 

gganey, Nov 2007

Cathy is such an amazing coordinator and so responsive, creative, and detail-oriented – I can’t recommend her enough! You always hear people say that you can plan ahead but never enough to cover all the unexpected details, and that’s the truth, but Cathy handled our day and the crazy days leading up to it very professionally and with great attention. I never felt like I was just a “customer,” Cathy made me feel like she was just as invested in my wedding day as I was! When it comes to flowers and setting up a beautiful reception, you need someone you trust working to make sure all the details are covered and implemented, and we were lucky to have Cathy and the Simple Elegance team on our side during the planning process and during our wedding. Highly, highly recommend!

 

hlawhead777

My flowers looked awesome!!! I loved how as soon as I meet the florist and talked to her she new just what I wanted.

Thank you so much for the beautiful arrangments. You were truly a pleasure to work with and you captured exactly what we wanted.
Thank you.
Connie P