About this Vendor

Making your Memories Beautiful with Flowers

We are honored and privileged to work with beautiful flowers everyday for weddings and events. It is such a delight to be surrounded by the joy they bring. Located in the heart of the Bluegrass, owned and operated by family now in the third generation.


Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Wedding Categories

Aisle Decorations, Centerpieces, Pedestals, Vases, Wedding Arch, Decorations + Accents, Bouquet Wraps, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Flower Arrangements

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Contact Info

645 East Main Street, Lexington, KY (859) 253-0545

Reviewed on 10/30/2017 Suzanne C

BEST FLORIST EVER! The flowers for our wedding were more then we could have ever asked for. Ruth did such an amazing job with design and decorating. My bouquet was perfect and the most beautiful I have ever seen. Thank you!!

2017-10-31T22:26:17 Response from the vendor

Thank you so Much. You know I enjoyed ever Minute of it!

Reviewed on 9/24/2017 Briana R

Ruth was so so great to work with!!!! She was so genuine and nice, she just blew me away with how nice she was! I met with her at her shop, and I wasn't really sure exactly what I wanted my decorations to be for my wedding and she just sat with me and my mom for an hour and just... Read More worked with me on what I wanted! She was AMAZING! She answered all of my questions so quickly, her communication was amazing! And her floral arrangements certainly speak for themselves! My flowers were so beautiful! Hire her!! You won't regret it!

2017-10-31T22:26:49 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much, I loved creating your flowers for you!

Reviewed on 4/06/2018 Maggie M

My vision was unique, and Ruth nailed it. Her prices were reasonable too. Don’t even think about working with anyone else!

Reviewed on 3/28/2018 Amanda C

I can not say enough great thing about Ruth and the ladies at Carol Lynn's! From the first initial meeting where I knew nothing I really wanted - Ruth was still able to create such a beautiful idea that was perfect! She was so accessible any time I needed her (I was an out of... Read More town bride, so there were a lot of emails... haha) and truly made me relaxed and confident. She was flexible with when I could get my centerpiece jars to her, and when I did she took me in the cooler to show me all my flowers that had just arrived! She also made a point to come to my hotel room the morning of the wedding to show me and my girls our bouquets which were PERFECT!!! They were better than perfect! The colors of the flowers were amazing and were the perfect compliment to our dresses. The centerpieces and spray we used for ceremony/reception were beautiful and not too much and exactly what I wanted. I can not thank Ruth enough for helping make our day perfect, effortless, and beautiful!!

Reviewed on 11/28/2017 Alexa F

One of my favorite things about my wedding were our flowers! Ruth was so great to work with. I was clueless about wedding planning and Ruth did an amazing job at helping us through the process and putting together all of our flowers for the day. I was planning my wedding from... Read More out of town so we did a phone consultation and talked about what I liked/didn’t like using Pinterest. She met us at Keeneland on the day of the wedding and had everything prepared and was so sweet and pleasant. I was blown away by how beautiful all of our flowers were but my wedding bouquet was stunning. I received compliments from countless guests on the flowers, very impressive. I can’t recommend Carol Lynn enough! Super easy to work with, very pleasant, very talented and BEAUTIFUL flowers.

Reviewed on 11/14/2017 Anna L

Ruth is the best! When you first meet her, you know you are getting something special. She is so kind and understanding. She really takes the time to get to know you, your budget and what you really want. I could not have picked a better florist for our day! Our flowers were... Read More truly incredible and everything I had envisioned. I HIGHLY recommend.

Reviewed on 9/03/2017 Caitlin R

Our flowers were unbelievably gorgeous! They lasted so long and still looked just as amazing the next day. Our arch looked like something you would find in a magazine. Ruth was amazing to work with and had so many great ideas since I was clueless about flowers. She really got... Read More our theme that we were going for and her creations made the night even more magical.

2017-10-31T22:27:37 Response from the vendor

I loved creating your flowers! Thank you so much for your kind words!

Reviewed on 7/20/2017 Amanda M

We had such a great experience working with Ruth from Carol Lynn Originals and Events for my wedding flowers. She was willing to work with us on picking flowers that would look great but also fit our price range. She has a calm and pleasant demeanor that puts you totally at... Read More ease. Her Pinterest board she made prior to my day helped me envision exactly what I would be getting. On my 6/24/17 wedding, the Pinterest board came to life. The bouquets and corsages were gorgeous, and the centerpieces at the reception were exactly what we pictured. I would recommend Carol Lynn Originals & Events for any of your floral needs. Ruth is professional, kind, and amazing to work with!

2017-10-31T22:28:25 Response from the vendor

Thanks you so much for your kind review. I loved creating your flowers for you.

Reviewed on 7/07/2017 Brianna S

Ruth was so amazing. She just did our June 24, 2017 wedding. My flowers were PERFECT. It's amazing for someone to create a vision you've had in your head your whole engagement. I couldn't be happier and am so thankful I chose Carol Lynns to work with!

2017-10-31T22:28:45 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Reviewed on 6/16/2017 Natasia L

If I could give her 10 stars I would ! Everything about our flowers was perfection. You will not regret using Carol Lynn Originals and Events as your florist. Absolutely breath taking work !

2017-10-31T22:29:06 Response from the vendor

You are so sweet. Thank you so much for your review!!!

Reviewed on 6/14/2017 Caroline K

Carol Lynn Originals & Events did a wonderful job providing flowers for both our ceremony and centerpieces, as well as bouquets and boutonnieres. I was so impressed with Ruth's helpful nature and ability to make my vision come to life. The flowers were absolutely beautiful and... Read More fresh! They made it through a very hot Saturday and looked great the entire time. I would highly recommend using Carol Lynn Originals & Events

2017-10-31T22:29:54 Response from the vendor

It was a hot day, but what a beautiful wedding. Thanks for letting us be a part of it.

Reviewed on 6/07/2017 Hannah G

Ruth from Carol Lynn Originals and Events was amazing! She creates a Pinterst board for your wedding so you can both visualize what you want on the wedding day. She also has tons of pictures from previous weddings she has done so if you're stuck and need to brainstorm she will... Read More have plenty of images to pull up on her computer to help make suggestions. I found this to be extremely helpful. I felt bad because I kept adding things last minute - an extra corsage, an extra piece of greenery for the backs of the bride and groom chairs, an extra piece of greenery for the wedding welcome sing, etc.... She was so responsive and understanding with these last minute changes. Incredibly easy to work with and she knows her stuff about flowers and how to decorate a ceremony or reception for a wedding! She does a beautiful job. When I walked into the wedding venue for the first time on the wedding day it took my breath away because it was even more beautiful than I had planned. She took pictures that I had used as my inspiration and made the actual wedding even prettier than the pictures. She even came to the bridal suite where me and the bridesmaids were getting ready to hand deliver the bouquets and gave us a quick run down on how to best hold the bouquets for pictures so they look the best. We would have had no idea! She is super sweet and a great person. Such a pleasure to work with and so talented at what she does. I would 100% recommend her!

2017-10-31T22:30:34 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much! We loved creating your flowers.

Reviewed on 3/27/2017 Nikki S

Our flowers were absolutely incredible. I had a vision of what I wanted in my mind and Ruth managed to create it beautifully. All of our meetings were helpful and she answered all of my questions (and I had a lot of questions because I know nothing about flowers). When I had a... Read More few extra requests a few months before the wedding, she was super flexible and happy to help. Everyone said our flowers were stunning and she worked with us to stay within our budget. I would definitely recommend!!

2017-10-31T22:31:06 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much! We loved creating your wedding!!!!

Reviewed on 2/12/2017 Maris D

Ruth at Carol Lynn Events created the most beautiful flowers for our January wedding! My husband and I don't know anything about flowers, but she was able to look at my Pinterest board and design beautiful arrangements. I was planning our wedding long-distance from another... Read More state, and Ruth was so flexible with my schedule. She worked hard to stick to our budget, and was honest with us about where we should cut back to save money. I was very indecisive, but Ruth was patient during all of our meetings and phone calls. I was completely blown away when she delivered the flowers - everything was more beautiful than we imagined. Ruth is amazing at what she does, and we were so glad we chose her for our wedding!

2017-10-31T22:31:50 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your review, you are so kind. We loved creating your flowers for you!

Reviewed on 2/01/2017 Nicki C

The flowers were disappointing on the day of. What was discussed and planned looked tiny in reality and once it is the day of the wedding, there is no time to tweak. She was very friendly and helpful throughout the process of picking things out. I do realize that you can't... Read More always predict the flowers when they come in from wholesale.

2017-10-31T22:34:04 Response from the vendor

I am truly saddened that you were disappointed. You are right, I can not control nature but I can fix things if they are not to your satisfaction. I wish you had said something on the day I would have tweaked it to make it... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/07/2016 Heather G

Carol Lynn Originals provided the bouquets, bouttoinnieres, and corsages. We chose not to decorate with a floral them. The flowers were absolutely stunning! All of the guests commented on them. Highly recommend this vendor. Wonderful to work with, very professional and polite.

Reviewed on 10/01/2016 Sonya H

Ruth Babcock was our wedding florist, and the flowers were just beautiful. She meets with you before the wedding to figure out exactly what you want and creates a pinterest board with images so you can always have visuals ready. She was on time and really worked toward wedding... Read More success. Would recommend!

Reviewed on 9/22/2016 Tiffany B

Ruth was amazing! When I first started planning my wedding I knew nothing about flowers, I just had pictures of what I thought were pretty. She helped walk me through each flower and arrangement, helping to develop my dream wedding. On the day of she was great! Set everything up... Read More and decorated everything that needed to be done. It all looked amazing! My bouquet was beautiful and everyone raved about how the flowers looked so good and helped to set the tone of the wedding. I would recommend her to anyone!

Reviewed on 8/20/2016 Marcie B

We could not have been happier with our flowers! Ruth Babcock at Carol Lynn took great care of us. She was friendly and professional. Ruth was the first florist we met, and of course, we wanted to compare services and prices around town before committing. Carol Lynn Originals is... Read More by far the best service and value in Lexington! Ruth began by asking me to Pinterest some flowers and wedding themes I liked. We compared my vision to what was available seasonally, and she created a new Pin board with me at the shop. She was able to take my ideas, combine it with her expertise, and create arrangements that I absolutely adored. It was great to sit down together and see (from her grower's website, not stock photos online) exactly what I would be getting. I emailed her a few questions and ideas, and she responded quickly with suggestions and feedback. When I needed to whittle down my budget, Ruth helped me substitute a few flowers so that the vision remained the same, but I stayed in budget. On the day of the wedding, she delivered the bouquets to me at home, set up the decor at the church and centerpieces at the reception. It was all flawless and exactly what she had promised--I had nothing to take care of or worry over! When it was all over, Ruth took down the decorations. That was especially important to me, because my family and wedding party were not doing chores that day, they were just enjoying the festivities. Ruth's (and CLO's) reputation among the wedding pros speaks for itself. She is the best at what she does, and I would choose her for any event I have in the future!

Reviewed on 8/02/2016 samantha h

Ruth was great, she really worked quickly on the short notice I had given, also with my budget and the arrangements were gorgeous! Thanks again for making my big day extra special!

Reviewed on 8/02/2016

FAIRY TALE WEDDING! Absolutely stunning flowers for our wedding. Ruth and the team did an exceptional job brainstorming and finding the perfect "look" for our barn venue. Couldn't be happier!!

Reviewed on 7/31/2016 Amanda W

I absolutely adored my flowers! They came out better than I had envisioned. I couldn't be any happier with the service that I received from this vendor, and would definitely recommend this florist for other weddings!

Reviewed on 6/18/2016 Sarah T

Carol Lynn Originals is locally owned and operated by Ruth Babcock, who did an outstanding job with our floral arrangements. She worked hard to understand what I had in mind for our bouquets and centerpieces and made it a reality, all while paying careful attention to our... Read Moreauyfcbefvrafaxtfuutwwtrufxwrzdburayxxw budget.

Reviewed on 6/09/2016 Pam B

Gorgeous flowers! Perfect array of colors for bridal bouquets & arrangements. From my photographs of the wedding ceremony site (top deck of a chartered riverboat) in another city, she designed & assembled the perfect back drop for a riverboat wedding ceremony. Even the groom... Read More paid attention to & loved the flowers. We picked up our own flowers, but she made it easy for our decorators. Thank you Ruth Mitchell Babcock & Carol Lynn Originals & Events. 😊

Reviewed on 11/13/2015 Sarah S

Ruth was awesome in helping me make my vision come to life with my bouquet and all the floral decor. Just as importantly she also helped me stay within my budget. I couldn't have asked for a better experience! She brought all the bouquets straight up to the bridal suite and she... Read More showed me how to carry my bouquet correctly and how to hold it for the best angles in photos (it was a rather large cascade bouquet).


Meet The Owner

Ruth Mitchell Babcock

I was literally born into the Floral business! My grandmother bought our Store 63 years ago when my mom was just out of HS. My passion for flowers & more specifically Weddings & Events has grown over the 30 years that I have been "officially in the family business". It's so exciting to meet with brides & see their vision organically come together. From the beginning on a Pinterest board to wonderful flowers arriving the week of the wedding, to putting it all together as the vision comes to life on their Wedding Day. I want my brides to feel at ease, like they are a part of our Flower Family!