Elena's Legacy 

Elena’s Garden is a family affair. Growing up around flowers in my grandmother’s vast garden, my mom, aunt, and I inherited a passion for flowers almost by osmosis. When I was a young girl, my grandmother, Elena, lived on a street lined with florist’s gardens, one of which she helped maintain, plant, and harvest each and every summer as far back as I can remember. It’s no wonder my childhood pictures and memories are sprinkled with tulips, roses, and carnations.

Coupled with my passion for planning events, which started with my own wedding, this special inheritance has now developed into custom designs for events, event coordinating, and so much more. 

Because we believe every detail is important and every celebration is special, my mom and I look forward to curating every design ourselves, handling each element to give you a stress-free memory you will cherish forever.  

--Carla & Dorina

Feeling the love ... 

romantic peonies bouquet

"Carla, it was a pleasure to work with you and your creative team!From the moment I started planning my engagement and wedding, I knew I would want something classic but also beautiful and breathtaking! Carla you exceeded all my expectations! Your creativity , great ideas, your time to listen to my ideas and also flexible to all my requests,worked on a budget, made our wedding day a dream come true! My flower girls had the cutest crowns and can't forget my peonies bouquet that smelled divine all day long! Thank you!
Elena's garden flower events is the way to go!!!"

-- Andreea S. 

"Elena's Garden was the absolute best to work with. This team went above and beyond for our wedding. Not only were the flowers beautiful but we needed the runner taped down and Carla stepped in and offered to help. I wouldn't go anywhere else!! If you need flowers for any occasion, this is the place to go. Great prices, beautiful artistry, and just awesome to work with."

-Donielle A.

"Carla from Elena's Garden was AMAZING! From the beginning of the process to the very end, she answered all our questions, responsive to all our emails and completely patient and flexible with our requests. She took the time to understand our needs and presented us a quote that met these as well as our budget. I cannot tell you how beautiful and gorgeous the flowers were on our special day! They went beyond my expectations and I received many compliments from guests!"

--Katherine L. 


"Carla from Elena’s Garden was my florist for my late October wedding in Barrington, Illinois, and I couldn’t have been more pleased. Carla really went above and beyond in making sure everything was perfect on my wedding day. Her flowers were very reasonably priced, and she was extremely professional, accommodating and thoughtful throughout the entire wedding planning process. Carla even went out of her way to purchase my centerpieces on my behalf, so it was one less thing I had to worry about. They all turned out beautifully. Carla transported all my flowers and centerpieces herself to the church and reception hall, which made it extremely easy on me. My wedding flowers were everything I had envisioned them to be and more – I can’t thank Carla and Elena’s Garden enough!"

--Rachel R.