FEELING THE LOVE ...
Our amazing wedding venue, The Joinery, passed along Carla's name when we first started planning our wedding and we never looked back. She was immediately approachable, honest, fun, and listened to everything we wanted for the big day. We originally were primarily interested in a florist but after seeing how organized and quick her team was (as well as the combined pricing for floral + planning) we booked Elena's Garden for both. In the few weeks before the big day, Carla not only kept us on track with detailed to-do lists, but also helped reign in existing vendors and bridal party, all so we didn't have to. Her and her team were FANTASTIC in both planning and floral. The design of the space took our breath away when we first saw it. Our wedding was absolutely perfect, thanks to them. Would highly recommend!
Sara M. May 2019
“… When my husband and I entered into our space, and I walked up the candle-lit stairs, I couldn’t have been more in heaven. It was my vision in real life! I really never expected to receive so many compliments the entire night and still to this day. From a planning perspective, I couldn’t get over how much Carla wanted to make sure my husband and I were happy. From the minimal things to the larger ones, she remembered every last detail and kept us in check by keeping us to a to-do list. Her day-of-timeline incorporated every last detail that you wouldn’t even expect and she padded it so beautifully to incorporate the unexpected that stress did not exist on my wedding day. I really mean that. Like many brides, I had a lot of anxiety as day got nearer, and her being the calming force was exactly what I needed. I am a Type-A, very detailed person which didn’t help to the anxiety but she helped me get through it all. She was always a text away and always made herself available. Carla’s transparency, yet solution-oriented approach throughout year kept us honest but was perfect because she had solves to just about dead end or bad news. She has many contacts in the city and based on whatever you may want, she can likely connect you or at least give you ideas. I think what really nailed it for us that we had made the right decision was when we got to wedding day, and Eric and I felt we had a friend helping on our wedding day. It felt so comfortable, easy, and overall a happy moment. Between her assistant Alice (who I felt I had known forever) and Carla, we had literally all the trust in the world that they knew every in and out of the wedding and we had someone who had been in it with us to carry it out. I now miss her so much and want to make an excuse to plan something with her. If you are looking for someone to perfectly capture your vision, execute it flawlessly, and then become a friend, “ —Carolina GB
Carla and her team are phenomenal! I had an idea for a fun horse themed barn wedding. Elena's Garden went above and beyond my ideas and expectations [ ... ] As a busy small business owner myself, I did not have the time to meet with the other vendors. She worked with them and planned every detail. I loved working with Carla so much that I actually miss wedding planning because I miss working with her.
-- Cindy O.
I first found Carla looking at vendors instagrams and noticed a beautiful floral arrangement she did. I reached out and we got on a call and cancelled all further floral calls I had because how much her knowledge, vision, confidence, and bluntness radiated in that first call. It was so nice to have an honest opinion throughout the entire process. I can honestly say that we didn’t have any stress or surprises leading up to the wedding because of her and her team. Her negotiating saved us money, her connections lead to great vendors, and her ability to understand our vision left us confident to leave all vendor questions and coordinations to her. If you’re considering a planner, it was really a life saver and would not change one single thing about the planning experience with her!
Emily M. May 2019
“… Exceptional Job! I could not be more pleased with how everything turned out. She not only kept me on track, but the day of, I had nothing to worry about. We still have people complimenting us about our wedding, they cannot get over the flowers, venue, food, etc. Carla helped me choose everything from the colors, caterer, cake, etc. All the people she worked with were pleasant and exceeded our expectations. She scheduled the meetings with the vendors, did the talking, and kept us within our budget. She was super transparent, got to know my husband and I well, and knew exactly what we were thinking without us even saying it. She was phenomenal, I wish I can relive that day 100 times! She is worth every penny! Carla, my husband and I loved working with you. You were amazing throughout the entire process, super patient, and you made one of the most important days of my life a dream come true. Thank you times a Million!” — Diana M.
Hands down the best decision we made for our wedding! So many things went wrong the day of our wedding, including pouring rain and having to move the ceremony inside. Carla and her team not only saw my vision, but executed it even better than I could have ever even dreamed. Her skills and attention to detail are absolutely amazing. I sent Carla my Pinterest board ideas assuming they could be an inspiration but never as great. She surpassed every image I showed her, while also working within my budget. She listened to everything I had to say and was so great at communicating. My flowers/candles were the best part of my ceremony. She turns an empty room into absolute art. Thank you so much to you and your team Carla!!! Xoxox
Danielle H. Sept 2018
“I cannot say enough good things @ Carla and Elena's Garden! Because we are from out of town, we chose EG based solely on reviews and boy, are we glad we did. From the fringed tulips at the Rehearsal Dinner, to the mothers' corsages of lush peonies tied with ivory satin ribbon, to the greenery runners, to the tables spilling over with graceful vines, creamy flowers and succulents in beautiful containers, to the most beautiful bride's bouquet I've ever seen...EVERYTHING was fabulous and dreamy. And on top of that Carla was SO helpful and reassuring during the planning process AND during the wedding and as the girls were getting ready beforehand. She even sent gorgeous peonies from her own garden to our hotel room! I just can't say enough good things @ Carla and Elena's Garden! Thank you for being such a pleasure and sharing your talent!” — FB (MOG)
“I wish that I could add extra stars for this review because Carla is more than deserving. Carla did STUNNING arrangements for our rehearsal dinner and BREATHTAKING decor, bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages for our wedding day. She was able to look at my Pinterest board and hear my thoughts and create something better than I could have imagined myself. Carla is a great and quick communicator and made the planning process seamless and fun. Carla and her team go above and beyond from leaving flowers for traveling family members at their hotel to helping with last minute coordination details day-of. I could not recommend a vendor more! “ — KS (Bride)
"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.