Laurie was just a joy to work with - very clear, professional, and kind from our first email conversation to bringing us the floral arrangements of our dreams the morning of our wedding! We feel so lucky that we were able to have her as our fl...
orist. She took the loose collection of inspiration pictures we sent her and understood our vision exactly. Working within our budget, Laurie put together the most gorgeous bouquets and arrangements. Any question or request we had, she couldn't have been more helpful. We are so glad we decided to go with a floral crown for our flower girl - it was gorgeous, fit her perfectly, and she just loved it. Honestly all our wedding flowers were so true to our vision for the day and even more beautiful than we'd hoped. Really can't say enough good things about Laurie and her work!
Reviewed On 9/07/2021 by Louisa W
We used Cottage Flowers for our bouquets and boutonnieres. Lori listened to everything we wanted and created beautiful bouquets! The boutonnieres were really unique with cedar and pine, very reminiscent of Maine. Lori was a delight to work with...
, delivered everything on time and was reasonably priced. 10/10!!!
Reviewed On 8/21/2018 by Tina W
My wedding planner had our flowers done with Laurie of Cottage Flowers and I would highly recommend using this florist. I sent a picture of what I wanted and that is exactly what I got! I was over joyed with how beautiful and fresh everything...
was. Thank you Laurie!!
Reviewed On 8/13/2018 by Colleen P
Laurie is phenomenal. Our bouquets, boutenierres, centerpieces and gazebo arrangement were just beautiful. I absolutely love flowers and Laurie definitely made my vision become a reality. She was easy to work with and very responsive! Highly re...
Reviewed On 10/23/2017 by Katherine S
We worked with Laurie at Cottage Flowers and absolutely loved ALL the flowers. We were on a budget and flowers had a small amount of money allocated to it, and I know we made the most of every dollar!! We asked Laurie to make decorative arrang...
ements for the front of the outdoor gazebo where our ceremony was, were exactly what we had envisioned -- beautiful, fresh, bright, elegant, without being gaudy or overdone. The bouquets and boutineers were also so stunning -- so many guests commented on how beautiful the arrangements were! We chose to go with silk flowers we did ourselves for the centerpieces at the reception tables to cut costs, as well as homemade "ribbon wands" as opposed to petals for our flower girls, but I'm sure Cottage Flowers would do an amazing job with those as well. We chose sunflowers with lavender flowers, and are not very artistic to have opinions beyond that -- but Laurie ran with that and made them SO beautiful!
Laurie made it all very easy for us and was so easy to communicate with. Lastly, I don't know how she keep her prices so affordable but we are both so very grateful that you do -- for the longest time, we thought beautiful flowers would be outside of our budget, but Cottage Flowers truly made it happen for us. We are so happy with everything she did for us!
Thank you, so so much to Laurie, for helping to make our wedding so beautiful!
Reviewed On 9/04/2017 by Julie O
I had an amazing experience working with Laurie for the flowers for my small wedding. My bouquet and our boutonnieres and corsages turned out absolutely beautifully. She was wonderful to work with beforehand as well. When I had questions or wan...
ted to add more items, she was very receptive. She also went above and beyond with delivering to us, which was outside of the normal delivery area. That made the entire day so much less stressful!
Reviewed On 8/16/2017 by Paula S
Laurie at Cottage Flowers was recommended to us by the events coordinator at our wedding venue, and BOY were we lucky to meet her! From the beginning, Laurie’s positive, cheerful, can-do attitude was evident. In our initial conversations, we di...
scussed our vision and budget, and she helped strategize designs and flower choices that would allow us to have the wedding of our dreams.
With just a few inspiration photos and a few descriptors of our vibe (classic, natural, minimalistic), Laurie got to work bringing our vision to life. Some of our favorite visual details from the wedding were suggestions of Laurie’s that we never could have imagined without her! For example, upon hearing that we were hosting our reception in a sailcloth tent, Laurie suggested that we use small birch trees to adorn the interior poles. When we saw the finished product, complete with strings of white lights, we were WOWED by the magic! Laurie also suggested that we display our placecards in a wooden box on birch logs surrounded by moss and succulents, a look that she described as “very Maine.” It was truly STUNNING! Several of our guests commented on how unique and gorgeous both of those details were – all thanks to Laurie!
Laurie also saved the day by creating beautiful wedding favors on short notice. I was having difficulty finding favors that were within budget but of high quality, so I asked Laurie about the possibility of having mini succulents at each place setting (to double as décor and favors). With that guidance, she created 200 masterpieces: mini rosette succulents in gold mercury votives. This small addition to each place setting tied everything together and just popped! My husband and I continue to admire the little succulent that we brought home, as do many of our guests.
While Laurie’s website is beautiful, it does not do her talent justice. She has an amazing eye for beauty, and we were beyond overjoyed with the masterpiece that she created on our wedding day. We cannot recommend her strongly enough!!!
Reviewed On 6/21/2017 by Jessica R
We booked Laurie to do our wedding flowers and I was over the moon with how they came out! Our alter arrangement was gorgeous and almost a week later it was still holding strong! She listened to all my ideas and was patient with my questions. T...
he weather even worked out so that she could get me lilacs in May! Not only did we get gorgeous flowers but for a reasonable price. I highly recommend that couple start their flower search with Laurie!
Reviewed On 8/17/2016 by Kimberly L
Laurie is so sweet and so talented. She envisioned exactly what I was hoping for in my bouquet and our ceremony and reception flowers. She did an amazing job and I was so happy that we decided to go with her as our wedding florist. I highly rec...
ommend Laurie to anyone getting married in the Bar Harbor area.
Reviewed On 8/15/2016 by Abigail S
Laurie at Cottage Flowers was wonderful to work with from start to finish. She is very passionate about her craft and it really showed through in her flowers. Some of the flowers come from her own garden and are beautiful. From our wedding pa...
rty flowers, to my bouquet, to the church, to the Bar Harbor Inn, to the cake, everything was gorgeous. We heard so many wonderful comments from our guests that day and after the wedding. We are so pleased we chose Cottage Flowers. Thank you Laurie for making our wedding so beautiful and colorful.
Reviewed On 9/26/2013 by Kristen M
The flowers were very important to me and I was nervous about how they would turn out because I did all the planning/communications through the phone and email but Laurie put together exactly what we talked about. The flowers were just what I ...
Reviewed On 9/24/2012 by Lori N
Laurie from Cottage Flowers was attentive to every detail that I was looking for in our wedding flowers. She created my dream purple hydrangea bouquet accented with purple lithianthus. Everything looked amazing from the centerpieces to the bout...
Reviewed On 7/24/2012 by Sarah A
When we decided to elope in Maine, I posted a query on Trip Advisor, looking for recommendations for local vendors. Laurie at Cottage Flowers was recommended more than once, so I reached out to her.
I could not be more thrilled.
Because I'd ...
never been to Maine, and because I live 500 miles away, meeting with her prior to my arrival was not possible. Instead I browsed photos of floral arrangements that I liked and sent them to Laurie to give her some idea of my preferences. Beyond that, though, I also encouraged her to use her creativity, as she grows many of her own flowers and I wanted my bouquet to look really "organic" for lack of a better term.
Both my bouquet and my husband's boutonniere were even more beautiful than I could have imagined. I took lots of pictures of both and wish I could have preserved them to look as wonderful as they did that day.
Laurie was also very good to work with in terms of budget. Her prices are very reasonable without compromising quality one bit.
Reviewed On 10/05/2011 by Brooke G
Laurie at Cottage Flowers did a wonderful job and is so easy to work with! Also very creative and grows her own beautiful flowers. I met with Laurie and described what I was wanting and she delivered exactly as requested. The arrangements wer...
e gorgeous from the ceremony decorations to my bouquet and the flower girl and jr. bridesmaids bouquets (I only had little girls in my wedding). Laurie is top notch. I definitely recommend her!
Reviewed On 8/09/2011 by Cari P
Laurie was very sweet and attentive. She was very open to my ideas and met with me a couple of times to confirm my proposal. I had quite a few comments on the beautiful flowers!
Reviewed On 11/17/2010 by Nicki D
We loved working with Laurie who had a plethora of great ideas including using rosemary as the green on the boutonnieres and corsages. They smelled great and looked even better. The flowers on the rows at the ceremony were perfect as was her ...
help in setting up our chuppah. We planned our wedding from Boston and Laurie was easy to work with from long distance
Reviewed On 8/25/2010 by Lori B
Laurie was awesome. She spent a great deal of time with us listening to what we wanted and coming up ways for it to happen. She grows many of the flowers right in her own garden so they are as fresh as can be. The bouquets and centerpieces w...