We can't say enough great things about Carmen and her team! The Cutting Garden is on our preferred vendors list for several reasons and we get so excited when our couples hire her! In addition to her incredible florals, her vast rental inventor...
y takes every event to the next level. Carmen's fun attitude and care for her clients is unmatched. We can't wait for the next time we have her at The Aisling!
Reviewed On 9/09/2023 by Rachel R
Carmen and The Cutting Garden are nothing short of amazing! From the moment we met Carmen, we were met with warmth and professionalism. Planning a wedding can be a stressful process, but The Cutting Garden made the floral aspect an absolute bre...
eze. Carmen took the time to sit down with us, listen to our vision, and offer advice to make our floral arrangements even more beautiful than we could have imagined. Her dedication to making our day special was evident in every detail! Thank you so much Carmen and The Cutting Garden for being a part of our wedding!
Reviewed On 9/06/2023 by Cheri S
Carmen knocked it out of the park! My daughter and I met with Carmen in mid-December to be the florist for her August wedding. We gave her a color palette but had no idea what flowers would be in season the following summer or what their price...
s would be like. She gave us what I thought was a really reasonable estimate and we put our faith in her hands that she would do a good job. When we walked into the dining room the day of the wedding it literally took our breath away. The flower and candle arrangements were exquisite and they smelled amazing! If you are looking for a reasonably priced fabulous florist look no further, you won't be disappointed!
Reviewed On 9/03/2023 by Kimberly T
We went with the cutting garden due to all of the good reviews, we only left our bouquets, boutonnieres, and a mantel piece in their hands. My bouquet was barely bigger than the bridesmaids, they did take it back and fluff it up (fluff was the ...
word they used), but definitely wasn't as grand as I pictured a bridal bouquet. The boutonnieres we terrible, they were less than grand and squished. On to the mantel piece, it looked nothing like the inspiration photos I provided, for what I paid and what I received, I feel very ripped off and disappointed. Overall, I didn't love my experience and wish I had looked over everything more closely as it arrived instead of having faith that it was all done beautifully.
Editing to add as I look back at my initial inquiry that we reached out in November, almost 10 months before the wedding and didn't provide an initial budget, instead stated what we were looking for and asked what the cost would be. I'm sure it's hard to read reviews that are not wonderful, but sharing our true feelings of what we received/were provided.
Reviewed On 8/16/2023 by Cassie P
We had such a wonderful experience from start to finish working with The Cutting Garden for our recent wedding. Carmen was an absolute pleasure to work with - always available when I had a question, super personable and understanding and of cou...
rse, an amazing eye for floral design. We are so happy with how everything turned out - Carmen really ran with my vision and brought it to life in a way I couldn't have even imagined. We are so happy with our decision to work with The Cutting Garden!
Reviewed On 8/13/2023 by Michelle R
If florals are important to you and you want absolutely jaw-dropping arrangements, we highly recommend the Cutting Garden. We hired Carmen to do our wedding flowers and she knocked it out of the park. We got married at Como Conservatory, so the...
re were already plenty of flowers around, but the florals we received were even more stunning than anything else around us. We shared our floral vision with her and she completely amazed us. Highly recommend for wedding florals.
Reviewed On 8/02/2023 by Michaela M
Carmen and her team at the Cutting Garden were AMAZING to work with for our wedding! Upon meeting Carmen, I trusted her immediately to deliver gorgeous floral that met our vision for the day. She was so personable, professional, thorough, and ...
worked to keep things within our budget. On the day of, I instantly teared up when I walked into the venue and saw the the florals set for the ceremony. Everything was just beautiful!!! We got SO many compliments on how lovely the flowers were! Her team handled the room flip and final take down so we didn't have to worry about it, and we could not be happier with our experience. Book the Cutting Garden!!
Reviewed On 7/30/2023 by Mallory D
I don’t even know where to start. Carmen alone was reason enough to hire her. She is just a joy to work with! She is one of the most genuine and kind and creative people in the floral industry. She works with your budget and really was passiona...
te about our vision we had for our wedding day. She is a one stop shop for your decor needs! We not only got beautiful florals from her, but an amazing arch back drop, beautifully crafted table numbers, and lounge set as well. It all went seamlessly together with using one vendor for all of these needs. It was SO FUN to work with her and just to bounce ideas back and forth. Her florals and decor were the talk of the wedding. We have had so many compliments on them and we happily pass her name along. Thank you Carmen for making our special day THAT more special.
Reviewed On 7/13/2023 by Meagan C
Carmen was an absolute joy to work with when choosing florals for our wedding day. I had specific ideas in mind when imagining what I wanted for the big day, and she was able to take those ideas and bring them to life! Set up and takedown was t...
otally seamless and it was so nice to not have to worry about any of that ourselves. We received so many compliments from our guests on the florals and were so happy with how everything turned out. We would highly recommend The Cutting Garden for your wedding day!
Reviewed On 7/13/2023 by Vanessa S
I rented some vases and floral stands from The Cutting Garden. Carmen was great to work with and had great prices. I would definitely recommend them!
Reviewed On 7/06/2023 by Samantha S
Carmen is the best! From the very start, she was super easy to communicate with, and so helpful. She listened to our vision, and then made perfect suggestions to fit the aesthetic, as well as the budget! We had a good mix of flowers and greener...
y / a greenery install, and Carmen did an absolutely amazing job! We couldn't be happier with the way it all turned out, and I found it to be a major bonus that Carmen was able to pick up my bouquet at the end of the night, and take it back to be pressed and framed. Couldn't recommend working with Carmen enough!
Reviewed On 7/06/2023 by Reagan L
Carmen and The Cutting Garden were absolutely wonderful! Carmens years of experience showed as she was so helpful with the process and all the details that go into it. My favorite meeting through the wedding planning was my floral appointment w...
ith The Cutting Garden team! It was so fun to create a vision and The Cutting Garden not only offers beautiful florals, but also great rentals! Carmens team completely transformed our venue into the day of our dreams! Communication was great, everything was smooth and the teams positive energy is contagious. Highly highly recommend The Cutting Garden!
Reviewed On 6/27/2023 by Maddie L
Carmen at The Cutting Garden was an absolute dream to work with! I cannot recommend her enough. She totally customized everything to fit our style and our look to make our Hollywood glam wedding a reality. From the lush white floral bouquets, ...
to a gorgeous ceiling install with disco balls above our dance floor that was to die for and beautiful floral arches for our ceremony and everything in between. It was so helpful that she also had furniture rental so we didn't have to use another vendor for that. It made it so much easier on us! Carmen made the planning process easy, fun, and seamless. She is so timely, professional and just amazingly talented at what she does. She and her crew worked so hard to make everything absolutely perfect. It was better than we could have ever imagined. Our floral dreams come true! Thank you Carmen! Our wedding would not have been nearly as beautiful without you! Highly recommend to all brides!
Reviewed On 6/20/2023 by Katie D
Carmen was fantastic to work with! She was very flexible and friendly. I wasn't super specific on my floral needs but she made the day come to life beautifully.
Reviewed On 6/19/2023 by Hope M
The Cutting Garden was personally referred to me by my wedding Assistant Coordinator Anna Hren and I could not be happier with our decision and experience working with Carmen! All I can say is WOW. I came to Carmen with a vision and she absolut...
ely blew us away with the end result- it was better than anything we could have imagined and I was left speechless during our reception room reveal.
Carmen was so amazing to work with and she is such a talented florist and designer. Carmen worked with our budget and created a beautiful wedding floral instillation we were able to reuse in our reception space. My guests could not get over how beautiful the florals and decor turned out.
I cannot recommend the Cutting Garden enough for all your wedding floral, rental, and design needs. Carmen will undoubtedly go above and beyond to bring your wildest dreams to life.
Reviewed On 5/30/2023 by Anna O
Carmen was an absolute dream to work with. She made the planning process totally stress-free and fun. I will 100% recommend her to any of my friends and family that are getting married in the future. If you work with Carmen, you will be so plea...
sed with your florals and her customer service.
Reviewed On 4/16/2023 by Caitlyn L
Carmen at the Cutting Garden was truly such a joy to work with! She is kind, professional, and really listens to what the customer actually wants. Carmen was prompt with communication, arrived on time, and really made the planning process fun. ...
She was very receptive to our budget and the things we wanted to incorporate. The florals she composed for our wedding day were simple, elegant, and timeless. Can not recommend her enough!!
Reviewed On 3/24/2023 by Cora R
Carmen was the perfect florist and just the sweetest lady. I could not have asked for a better wedding vendor. The flowers were beautiful and Carmen was very flexible with all my last minute adds. In addition, Carmen made it super easy with set...
-up and tear down and I did not have to worry about a thing! I would recommend the cutting garden again and again!
Reviewed On 2/16/2023 by Brianna C
We had such a wonderful experience working with The Cutting Garden and Carmen for our wedding flowers. We had the opportunity to work with Carmen from start to finish and she was amazing! Not only did she keep in continuous contact, but she ans...
wered all our questions and made great recommendations for our big day. We absolutely loved our flowers on our wedding day and they really added to our venue space. We received multiple positive comments regarding how beautiful all of the flower were. We cannot recommend The Cutting Garden more!!
Reviewed On 12/28/2022 by Sarah L
Carmen was very easy to work with. Professional, creative and knowledgeable. She did an awesome job on all the floral - bride & bridesmaids bouquets, the arch was amazingly beautiful! I would highly recommend using The Cutting Garden!
Reviewed On 12/20/2022 by Mandi V
Carmen & her team were AMAZING to work with. They made my floral vision come to life and I could not be more happier with the outcome for the big day! They were so easy to work with and so accommodating. Would highly recommend over and over aga...
Reviewed On 12/18/2022 by Andrea G
Carmen is wonderful to work with and her prices are very reasonable. She did a beautiful job on my flowers - I couldn’t have been happier. As someone who isn’t usually big on flowers, I was OBSESSED with my flowers. They also had a lot of optio...
ns for renting items which I used on my wedding. Great experience and I highly recommend!
Reviewed On 12/02/2022 by Isabel W
Carmen brought my wedding floral vision to life. I will always treasure my wedding photos featuring the bouquets and arch - genuinely one of my favorite decisions for the wedding. I got so many compliments!!
Reviewed On 11/16/2022 by SAMANTHA A
Carmen was an absolute joy to work with. My bridal bouquets were absolutely stunning! I had two larger pieces made for decoration as well and they were everything I could have dreamed of. Highly recommend.
Reviewed On 11/15/2022 by Rosie J
Carmen was such an amazing florist to work with. She made my vision of what I wanted my dream wedding to look like come true. She and her team worked so hard and had as many meetings to calm my nerves before the big day. She has so may optio...
ns for when it comes to rentals. She was such a gem to work with!!
Reviewed On 11/10/2022 by Jenna B
Carmen was great to work with! 💯 beautiful flowers and loved my bouquet!
Reviewed On 11/10/2022 by Melissa S
Carmen did an AMAZING job at our wedding. The floral and decor was exactly what I had envisioned and guests couldn’t stop raving about how beautiful it all was! Carmen had everything handled the day of and I didn’t have to stress. Couldn’t say ...
enough positive things! Loved working with her.
Reviewed On 11/08/2022 by Nikki E
I cannot say enough about Carmen and The Cutting Garden! She took me on as a client SO late in the game for my wedding and I'm forever grateful. I had a few ideas of what I wanted, but honestly when I looked at her website, I took her pics in...
stead! She created the perfect bouquets, simple and stunning, it brought our whole day together. She was so easy to communicate with, was thoughtful with her questions about our big day and just over delivered in every way. Thanks so much, Carmen - you're a true floral fairy godmother!
Reviewed On 10/27/2022 by Mackenzie T
Carmen designed, delivered and helped set up exceptionally beautiful floral arrangements for our special day. I trusted her with complete creative control over the boquets, and they were something of dreams. She is truly the best!
Reviewed On 10/26/2022 by Abby K
Carmen was a joy to work with! She made our day so special and her work is stunning. She was very flexible and added changes as needed! I would use The Cutting Garden over and over again!
Reviewed On 10/23/2022 by Hannah K
We are so happy we chose The Cutting Garden to provide our floral needs. Oue arch arrangement, bouqets, and table arrangements turned out just as we had envisioned and hoped for. Carmen not only listened to our vision, but also provided guida...
nce in the decision-making process.
Reviewed On 10/19/2022 by M. M
Carmen is personable, professional, and creative! She met with us one on one and took the time to fully understand the vision. We couldn't have been happier and look forward to working with her again!
Reviewed On 10/16/2022 by Nicole G
Carmen was so great to work with - she is so sweet and friendly, plus amazing at what she does! During our first meeting, Carmen not only listened to my thoughts about what I wanted for our wedding florals, but gave great recommendations for op...
tions to make the decor even more beautiful. She was responsive to all my questions and was so patient with me and my indecisiveness throughout the process. She was very thorough in making sure everything was accounted for and that it aligned with what I was envisioning. Everything turned out gorgeous, from our table arrangements to the bouquets/boutonnieres, and was even better than I had imagined! Not to mention she and her team did a great job of delivery and set up the day of the wedding, which was a huge help. I highly recommend working with her!
Reviewed On 10/13/2022 by Allie B
Carmen did a great job transforming our vision into a reality! The flowers were fresh, gorgeous, and perfectly arranged. Carmen made our tables, bouquets, and other decor so perfectly cohesive and beautiful. Thank you, Carmen!
Reviewed On 9/29/2022 by Lydia A
Carmen was amazing! From the first phone call, to the final delivery of the flowers, it was an easy, creative, responsive and wonderful process. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous!
Reviewed On 9/27/2022 by Loren E
We loved working with Carmen! Neither of us are big flower people, so we did not dedicate a large part of our budget to the florist. Thankfully, Carmen was eager to help find ways to maximize our budget. We found green options rather than flowe...
rs to bring some life into the space, and reused the candles from the aisle on some simple centerpieces. The one thing we did spend a little more on was the arch, and it was beautiful!
Reviewed On 9/25/2022 by Anna B
I had such a great experience working with Carmen at The Cutting Garden. She listened to what I wanted, found great examples, and let me come multiple times to meet with her in person to see how the progress was going. She came in and said “hi”...
on the morning on the wedding to let me know she was there and setting up. Setting up was smooth and she did all the work! I’d recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 9/19/2022 by Alissa T
Carmen was absolutely incredible to work with and my flowers were just beautiful and better than I could have ever imagined! Carmen is such a caring, creative and knowledgeable florist and it was just such an amazing experience with her from ou...
r initial meeting to the day of the wedding. She does such an amazing job at listening to your thoughts and ideas and really works with you to create the perfect floral design. We received numerous compliments from our guests about how beautiful the flowers were from the bouquets, boutonnieres and table décor. We also had a moon arc with greenery and floral behind us at our ceremony and utilized it behind our head table at the reception that we just loved! Everything was just absolutely stunning and Carmen and her team did such a great job on the wedding day getting everything in place and working with my coordinator and other vendors. Overall Carmen went above and beyond with everything and I will recommend her to anyone that I know!
Reviewed On 9/08/2022 by Elizabeth G
Working with the Cutting Garden team was a great experience.!
During the initial consultation, Carmen listened intently to what I envisioned for my wedding while also providing ideas on how to make the day even more beautiful. After booking, C...
armen was responsive to all questions (regardless of what they were) promptly. During our final design meeting, Carmen reviewed everything with us to ensure our vision hadn't changed and to make sure she didn't miss anything.
On the day of our wedding, her team came in and quickly got everything set up and then was out of the way so other vendors could do what they needed. They also arrived promptly to tear down all of the items and clean up making things super easy.
The florals turned out exactly as I was expecting and Carmen truly understood my vision for the day. I'd highly recommend working with her!
Reviewed On 9/06/2022 by Melissa H
Carmen was amazing to work with!! She was able to build our floral design to suit the venue. The communication was amazing, and she was extremely responsive and detailed. I can't wait to work with her again for other events!!
Reviewed On 8/31/2022 by Trevor H
Carmen and The Cutting Garden did a great job with our flowers for the wedding. Carmen was great to work with and truly helped bring all of our visions for the big day to life. We didn't have anything too specific in mind for the design of our ...
bouquets but Carmen did a great job assembling them to compliment our wedding colors. The flowers were gorgeous and really brightened up our decor.
Reviewed On 8/14/2022 by Hailee G
Carmen was incredible to work with from the very first conversation we had. She has such a welcoming presence and I loved going to her studio for an initial consultation. She listened to all our thoughts and ideas and worked with us to create a...
stunning floral design for our wedding. She is such a genuine person and clearly really cares about her clients. Not to mention she is incredibly talented at what she does. Our flowers turned out BEAUTIFULLY and were more amazing than anything I could have imagined. Hoping we get to work with Carmen again at some point in the future. 10/10 highly highly recommend booking Carmen for your wedding florals! One of the best decisions we made for our wedding.
Reviewed On 8/08/2022 by Noelle B
The Cutting Garden was great for our wedding! Carmen was very helpful and answered all my questions. They did all the floral setup and tear down. Oh and our flowers were beautiful! I told Carmen my vision and she brought it to life. I would def...
initely recommend this vendor for any events needing floral/decor.
Reviewed On 8/01/2022 by Molly B
Carmen and her team at The Cutting Garden were exceptional! We cannot thank them enough for making our wedding day so bright and beautiful. I gave Carmen direction, but then let her use her talented expertise from there, and wow did she deliver...
! We highly recommend The Cutting Garden for your wedding floral needs. Also worth noting that every interaction with Carmen was timely and a total a pleasure.
Reviewed On 7/22/2022 by Libby P
Carmen was a delight to work with, she has fantastic energy and is amazing at converting your "Pinterest photo dream board" into a reality! She absolutely knocked it out of the park for our wedding, the flowers were so stunning people were elbo...
wing each other out to get the chance to take them home at the end of the night. The Cutting Garden offers many different rental options as well, we rented sofas and special wicker high-back chairs for a cute little seating area indoors. She also had a variety of table runner colors and candles/hurricanes to choose from, great selection! It's too bad weddings only happen once in a lifetime because I would definitely hire Carmen again :)
Reviewed On 7/16/2022 by Emily S
Carmen is not only so wonderful to work with, but she has the most beautiful vision! She perfectly captured everything we wanted our day to be in her floral arrangements, decor set-up, and vintage furniture. She was so flexible and easy to wo...
rk with, which helped with me being an out of state bride. We enjoyed every minutes working with her and are beyond grateful for everything Carmen did to make our day so special!! We look forward to working with her again for any future events! Carmen is the best of the best!!
Reviewed On 6/24/2022 by Sonia C
Carmen did a fantastic job. She was my 1st choice for florist and I am so glad we got to work with her. I am still glowing with how our flowers turned out. I trusted her and all I told her was I wanted all white flowers and I knew she would cre...
ate exactly what we wanted. I got so many compliments on my bouquet and she even created a unique ceremony arch with hoops just for us. She truly is THE BEST of the best.
Reviewed On 6/19/2022 by Luke W
Carmen was fantastic to work with. She is so kind and friendly, and brought our vision to life. She managed to create exactly what we articulated to her, and it was beautiful. She offered several rentals that made working with her more cohesive...
Reviewed On 6/02/2022 by Stephanie G
Carmen was wonderful to work with! She worked within our budget and provided us with many options as to what we could do within our price range. We sent her our inspiration photos and Carmen was able to make our vision come to life. We have rec...
eived so many compliments on our flowers. Thank you Carmen!
Reviewed On 5/11/2022 by Susan B
The Cutting Garden staff did an amazing job on our daughter’s wedding florals. Carmen was a gem to work with! She was knowledgeable and helpful bringing our ideas together as well as being very flexible with our short planning time frame. ...
Carmen’s talent brought our wedding bouquets and the venue to life with her beautiful blooms !
Reviewed On 5/05/2022 by Josie H
I work in the wedding industry in the same town I was getting married in, so I know vendors very well. Carmen and her team were my top choice for florists. Carmen has such creativity and has a talent for designing the most beautiful florals! Sh...
e has a way of keeping a modern look, even when making a traditional bouquet. She is responsive, attentive and so caring. Our guests were blown away by how her florals and rentals transformed our venue. I can't recommend The Cutting Garden enough!
Reviewed On 5/04/2022 by Kathleen H
Carmen was truly amazing! We went in for an informational meeting where I told her what we would need and want in regards to colors and aesthetic. She sent me a proposal a few days later which was a bit higher then we wanted to pay. Carmen did ...
what she could to bring the price down and we still got everything that we wanted! She ended up coming under budget by $6 which was awesome!!! The flower arrangements were outstanding and we’ve received many comments on how beautiful the flowers were! Thank you Carmen for bringing our dream to reality!!! Kathleen & Jeremy
Reviewed On 4/30/2022 by Shelby G
Carmen from The Cutting Garden was amazing to work with, she was very willing to take on my ideas and made my vision come true! She is also very responsive through email, and we enjoyed every minute we worked with her! I would highly recommend ...
Reviewed On 4/27/2022 by Jenn K
Carmen was wonderful to work with. Truthfully, I didn’t know what kinds of flowers I wanted. I had saved some pictures on a Pinterest board and I told her just to go with earthy vibes and include some greenery. She also made some doggy necklace...
s for our Golden’s and everything turned out amazing! Would definitely recommend her again. She’s very down to earth and easy to work with! We included an “anniversary dance” vs a dollar dance- which my grandparents won the bridal bouquet. Grandma turned that bouquet into some Christmas Ornaments. Dried flowers still look beautiful inside the ornaments ❤️
So sweet, thanks so much Carmen!
Jenn & Matt
Reviewed On 3/17/2022 by Emily G
Carmen was the best! I loved all her honest opinions with everything and her expertise. She was amazing and such a joy to work with. I would recommend her to anybody and everybody!
Reviewed On 3/01/2022 by Maria L
She was amazing to work with! Very flexible and was so accommodating! Very professional and went out of her way to give us the perfect flowers!
Reviewed On 1/17/2022 by Leslie V
Absolutely incredible. Carmen and her team were everything I could have dreamed of and more. My bouquet was so beautiful and our greenery elevated the whole design of the reception. I cannot recommend her enough.
Reviewed On 1/04/2022 by Felicia U
Carmen was so great to work with! She is so talented and our flowers looked amazing! I had no clue how to do flowers for a winter wedding but Carmen made the room look cozy and beautiful with lots of flowers and candles. I would highly recommen...
Reviewed On 12/24/2021 by Nicole N
Carmen was absolutely amazing! I do not know much about flowers and my husband does not like the smell of flowers, but we both LOVED the arrangements that Carmen designed. The bouquets and boutonnieres were perfect - simple and timeless using a...
mix of ivory floral and eucalyptus leaves and greenery. She also suggested and made the most adorable flower wand for our flower girl. Along with the bridal party floral, she made our centerpieces using local growlers we collected, our ceremony arbor arrangement, and a 20ft head table arrangement.
Communication was timely and easy. She provided a vision board and the vison and your ideas to life. We are so grateful for Carmen and all of her work. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 12/21/2021 by Nicole S
Carmen was absolutely fabulous to work with! She brought my vision to life, and my flowers and venue decor turned out even better than I could have imagined! I went through her for bouquets, boutonniere's, greenery, and rented many items throug...
h her for my centerpieces. I would highly recommend the Cutting Garden to future couples.
Reviewed On 12/06/2021 by Chris K
Carmen was very easy to work with. We let her have artistic direction with regards to flowers, arrangements, and bouquets and it turned out wonderfully.
Reviewed On 11/30/2021 by Brita S
Carmen and her team were AMAZING! She was so great at helping my vision come to life. I got numerous people ask me who was my florist on the day of and continuing a few weeks after!!
She was so great to work with! So reliable, great communica...
tion and just simply amazing with helping create exactly what you want! Hopefully, I never have to ever plan a big wedding again but if I did have to recommend one of my vendors it would 100% be Carmen!
Reviewed On 11/16/2021 by Barb K
We used The Cutting Garden for my daughter's wedding in April 2021 and Carmen was absolutely amazing! She was full of ideas and very creative. She was able to recreate floral arrangements based on the photos we shared with her of our ideas. ...
Carmen was easy to work with, very professional, and responded to emails in a timely manner. The set up on the wedding day was unbelievable. I felt extremely confident having her set up our venue with little to no direction, and she did not disappoint. The bridal party flowers were stunning, and we received many compliments on the beauty of her work on the tables and around the venue. Pricing, communication, and quality of work were all spectacular. I would highly recommend The Cutting Garden!
Reviewed On 10/20/2021 by Amber N
SO happy with how all the floral arrangements turned out! Carmen and her team were awesome to work with. Carmen worked closely with my mom on getting certain flowers for our vision of the aisle for the ceremony and it turned out amazing. The Cu...
tting Garden team arrived on time and provided the bridal party flowers to our bridal suite and set up the remaining items in the reception hall and the ceremony area. Would 100% recommend The Cutting Garden to any friend or stranger looking to get married.
Reviewed On 10/18/2021 by Emily G
Hiring Carmen was one of the best decision we made for our wedding!!! The second she brought in the florals the morning of our wedding I couldn't stop talking about how much I loved them. I would go up to everyone and ask if they had seen the b...
ouquets yet because they were so stunning!! She literally made my Pinterest board come to life and all of the florals were everything I wanted and more. She really listened to everything we wanted and executed it perfectly. We also rented her wooden backdrop for behind our head table and it added so much to the space! I love how her and her team were in charge of the set up and tear down of florals/rented items so it was one less thing that we had to worry about. Highly highly recommend The Cutting Garden!
Reviewed On 10/14/2021 by Paige E
I cannot recommend Carmen Carter and The Cutting Garden enough!! Our daughter got married at Hope Glen Farms in Cottage Grove, MN. We interviewed several florists and Carmen stood out without question. Our initial consultation was through a zoo...
m call and she was a breath of fresh air to work with…so calm and sweet. It was evident right away that she was the most experienced, customer focused, and we loved that she had so many unique ideas. You can tell she genuinely loves what she does and treated our daughters wedding day as if it was her own. Working with Carmen was one of the highlights of our wedding planning. We gave her a vision and a modest budget and let her run with it because we felt so confident in her choices. Her communication was excellent throughout the entire process. Fast forward to the wedding day…Carmen was the first one at the venue turning this already beautiful venue into a sight like I had never seen. When I walked into the reception hall she had transformed the space into a complete fairytale. I was literally brought to tears as I was so overwhelmed. What she created was simply magical and we were all in awe. Then I walked to the outdoor pasture and was even more impressed. She even included a cross full of roses on the remembrance table for our loved ones that had recently passed away which was beyond touching. Her attention to detail is impeccable. I don't think there was one guest that did not comment on her work. If I could give her 10 stars I would!
You can go online and see her work at almost every venue in the Twin Cities. Most have her work up in their advertisements and marketing pieces. She has the ability to transform any venue into a fairytale wedding simply with her vision and floral expertise and I would be happy to share our photos so you can see them for yourself.
Reviewed On 9/28/2021 by Carlie F
Carmen is the best! The florals she created for my wedding were absolutely perfect.
Reviewed On 9/23/2021 by Lindsey L
Carmen is absolutely AMAZING. I was very nervous about how our flowers would turn out since I don't know anything about the subject, but she walked us through everything. I showed her a photo and she gave us options & ideas for how to achieve o...
ur "look". When I saw our flowers on our wedding day (specifically our floral arch for our ceremony) I was speechless! She made our day even more beautiful than we imagined:)
Reviewed On 9/20/2021 by Mayra F
Carmen/The Cutting Garden was awesome to work with. I didn’t have any idea about what I wanted or needed and Carmen was really helpful about helping me decide and come up with a bison for my wedding. Everything turned out beautiful and perfect!
Reviewed On 9/19/2021 by Chelsey S
Carmen was very responsive and so easy to work with! I gave her a couple examples of what I wanted and she exceeded all of my expectations and more! I got so many compliments on how beautiful and unique our flowers were. We paid the extra to ha...
ve her come and set all of our arrangements up and it’s worth it!! I have already recommended her to other engaged couples and I will continue to!
Reviewed On 9/08/2021 by Ellie L
Carmen was so easy to work with and the flowers were exactly as I was imagining them and even better!!! Her prices are affordable without compromising how classy her work is. I can't recommend Carmen highly enough.
Reviewed On 9/01/2021 by Kristin M
Hiring Carmen was one of the best vendor decisions I made for my wedding day! From my first initial meeting with her, I knew that she would be perfect to execute the vision I had for my florals and décor. She is so thoughtful and caring and t...
ook the time to listen to exactly what I had in mind. On the day of our wedding, I could not believe how it was beautifully executed to perfection. She helped us stay in budget while also making sure that everything was exactly how I had described to her and shared in inspirational photos. You will not regret hiring The Cutting Garden for your wedding! Carmen is absolutely amazing and I’m so glad that I got the opportunity to work with her.
Reviewed On 7/26/2021 by Cara P
Carmen was so helpful and easy to work with. She did a great job executing and providing the best flowers for our big day. I highly recommend The Cutting Garden for all flower needs.
Reviewed On 7/13/2021 by Maia L
Carmen was incredibly flexible and easy to work with. She had great prices and was able to translate my rough descriptions of "romantic, soft, pink and green" into beautiful bouquets that aligned with everything I wanted. For someone who is abl...
e to translate dreams into reality hire The Cutting Garden!
Reviewed On 6/21/2021 by Erin N
Carmen at the Cutting Garden was the BEST vendor I worked with in all of my wedding planning! We had so many hiccups (like my original florist cancelling and then postponing our event multiple times because of Covid) but Carmen was so supportiv...
e, flexible, and happy to help in every way! She took all of my ideas and made them come to life even better than I could have imagined! She was very responsive, which made her a great vendor to communicate with. We had emails, phone calls, video chats, and in person meetings - and Carmen was always available to listen to my ideas and answer any questions. And she is incredibly kind and fun to work with!! The florals turned out so beautiful - Carmen really did a great job turning my vision into a reality. Our experience with the Cutting Garden was wonderful! I would definitely recommend Carmen and the Cutting Garden!!
Reviewed On 6/16/2021 by Alli M
We cannot say enough good things about The Cutting Garden! Carmen was incredible to work with. So very talented, flexible when we had to change our wedding venue due to COVID-19 and also very affordable for the quality and beauty of the flowers...
. If you are looking for a florist for wedding planning, I highly recommend Carmen and The Cutting Garden.
- Alli and Garek
Reviewed On 6/16/2021 by Katie H
We are so glad we hired Carmen for our wedding day!! She listened to everything I wanted and made a beautiful vision come to life. Not to mention, a few months before the wedding I decided I wanted to change my entire vision and she was more th...
an happy to help! It was clear Carmen's goal was to create the florals of our dreams, no matter how much work it took! I'd hire her again in a heart beat.
Reviewed On 6/15/2021 by Audrey M
The Cutting Garden did an INCREDIBLE job! We went through photos together and I briefly described my vision and she made that even 100x more beautiful than I could ever imagine! The flowers were perfect and SO worth it! I didn't ever think I wo...
uld feel the need to save my flowers but now I am having them preserved! Cannot say enough good things about the process and worth every dollar!
Reviewed On 6/15/2021 by Caitlyn P
Carmen and The Cutting Garden provided us with stunning bouquets and table decorations for our wedding day and we could not be more pleased! Carmen was able to take my "vision" and execute it perfectly without me even needing to lift a finger! ...
She was thoughtful, listened so carefully to my floral wishes, and was so easy to contact and communicate with! Our flowers were easily one of my favorite parts of our wedding day!
Reviewed On 4/26/2021 by Tonja R
The Cutting Garden was the best decision we made for our wedding. Carmen is a queen and is extremely talented. The whole process from start to finish was smooth and the product was better than I imagined. You will 100% not regret teaming up wit...
h The Cutting Garden for your flower selections for the big day!
Reviewed On 4/02/2021 by Taylor M
Carmen is the best! I knew exactly what I wanted, but it was just a picture in my mind. I had no idea what the flowers are called or what the seasonality is. She had several conversations with me to help nail down what I wanted on my day. She d...
id all of the bridal party florals and beautiful, dark-moody arrangements for our centerpieces. My vision came to life and it added so much drama and beauty to our venue! I was so excited to finally meet her on the wedding day. Thank you, Carmen!
Reviewed On 3/10/2021 by Lauren G
We used The Cutting Garden for our wedding back in September and could not have asked for more! Cameron was amazing to work with and was always willing to help! My finance and I had no idea what we wanted when we first contacted Cameron and she...
was so helpful in walking us through the options and ideas!
We are also a same sex couple and she was a great vendor to work with through that as well, which was very important to us! I would recommend The Cutting Garden to anyone looking for a florist!
Reviewed On 3/10/2021 by Madeline C
Carmen was a saint to work with while planning a wedding during COVID. She was able to pivot seamlessly with every change of plan. We changed our venue last minute, I sent Carmen a few pictures of our new plans and she completely blew us away w...
ith the bouquets, table settings, and arrangements for the fireplace we were getting married in front of. So happy with her work, communication, and creativity! Couldn't recommend enough!
Reviewed On 2/14/2021 by Emily C
Carmen was AMAZING! She is so sweet and the flowers came out gorgeous. I couldn’t really figure out exactly what I wanted, but when the flowers arrived on our wedding day, everyone (including myself) was blown away! I keep looking at our weddin...
g photos and am so amazingly pleased with how the flowers turned out!! You should definitely hire Carmen! She is so cool and has so many ideas that come to life! Thank you so much, Carmen!!
PS- the succulent army I’m breeding from the bouquets are staying strong!!
Reviewed On 1/28/2021 by Kristen N
I wish I could give TCG a glowing review- after all, that's why I decided to hire Carmen to do my wedding in December. Meeting her, she was lovely- so friendly, kind, & passionate about what she does. Unfortunately, my bouquets and bouts were t...
otally wrong- wrong colors, types, etc. Here are the facts:
- When we met, I discussed w/ her & gave her photos of exactly what I wanted. Dark moody tones, not too Christmasy- We talked & confirmed everything 3 weeks before the wedding.
- Carmen delivered the flowers to my hotel the morning of the wedding- from what I could see they looked beautiful (they were in boxes & I was in the middle of getting my hair/makeup done). When I was finished, I looked more closely. They were so wrong:
- The bouquets were ALL ROSES, some bright red, & missing a lot of colors & fillers that were seen in my inspo pic. Not at all what we'd discussed.
- The groomsmen only had greens in their boutonnieres- they were each supposed to have a flower.
-Pictures were in 45 min, so there was no time for me to call her to come back/fix them somehow.
-I messaged Carmen on Dec 15 (3 days post-wedding) to thank her for delivering the flowers, but said that I was disappointed & asked if there had been some kind of mix-up in the notes or ordering for my flowers. She apologized & said she'd check her notes- even send them to me- & asked what she could do to make it up to us.
-I didn't hear back for 2 weeks, wrote another email after we'd gotten some pics back. The bouquets/colors totally changed the entire look I'd wanted for our wedding party. I asked to please see her notes. She responded by saying she was going to consult her lawyer. I said by no means am I trying to make a legal case out of this! I just wanted an explanation & to discuss a refund.
-A few days later, she had to cancel her meeting with her lawyer, but wrote "I am not sure what I am able to share with you or tell you that would make you feel any better other than it was an error on my part & I greatly apologize. Please let me know what I can do to rectify this." Again I asked to discuss a refund with her.
-I didn't hear from her for 8 days, I emailed her again about discussing a refund FOR THE 3rd TIME. She replied "I will not do a refund. Sorry. You received flowers that were beautiful and you even stated that when I dropped off. I will consider doing a credit." Yes, from what I could see (while in the middle of getting ready) they looked good- they were in a box so I didn't notice how wrong they were until I had a chance to see them more up-close.
-At this point, I felt like she was saying "well they were still pretty so you should be happy with them." It's not about prettiness- they were wrong!
-Several more emails, she sent me the notes. Her notes mostly made sense, but were also missing a lot of details. However, she had a picture to go off of as well. There was NOTHING about "red" "pink" "roses" or "ferns" in her notes from our discussion.
-I replied with my concerns, pointed out the differences in the order compared to the bouquet we'd discussed.
- I'm devastated that my pics & video will be full of the wrong flowers, wrong colors, that didn't go at all with the rest of the wedding in my opinion.
-I'm so frustrated that she asked multiple times what she can do to rectify it, yet made no reasonable offers to do so.
- Multiple wedding professionals have seen my inspo pic & pics of the bouquets I received, & agree I have reason to be upset.
Reviewed On 1/23/2021 by Mickaela O
Working with Carmen was so much fun! She was able to make my thoughts and bring them to life! Highly recommend to any bride looking for flowers!
Reviewed On 1/19/2021 by Keaton S
Carmen was awesome. She was very personable and really put us at ease throughout the entire process. The flowers were beautiful and were delivered on time. The communication was great too and we never had to worry about her getting back to us. ...
We rented a few things from here as well and they showed up early and it set up and were very polite. We would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 1/18/2021 by Meaghan K
Carmen was amazing to work with! She created the most beautiful bouquets for myself, my bridesmaids and flower girl and everyone loved them so much! We also rented centerpieces from her which were beautiful. Everything look better than we could...
have imagined! Carmen is also so professional and had everything set up for the wedding so quickly on the day of, we had nothing to worry about. Thank you Carmen!
Reviewed On 1/18/2021 by Cassie L
Carmen was the best florist I could have hired. Not only were her flowers BEAUTIFUL, but she went above and beyond to make sure that my day was not only gorgeous but also seamless. During my wedding planning process I had a wedding planner qui...
t and Carmen was there to reassure me that everything would be great, she helped coordinate with my new planner, and made sure the ball kept rolling with the design of my wedding. She is extremely professional and timely when getting back to you. She also is great at collaborating with your other vendors to be sure important details are commuincated. She listens to your vision for your wedding and is able to create your vision even better than what you could have imagined. My guests still talk about all the beautiful floral elements and flowers I had at my wedding. I could not be happier with Carmen and I would HIGHLY suggest you hire her. You will not be disappointed.
Reviewed On 1/18/2021 by Nicole A
From the first consult with Carmen I knew she would be the perfect fit for ourwedding floral vision. She has tremendous experience in this industry and was so personable, organized and easy to work with throughout the planning process. Carmen t...
ook my thoughts & brought it to life. She executed flawlessly from our ceremony arch, to bouquets, to the details in our reception space. Could not provide a higher recommendation.
Reviewed On 11/24/2020 by Megan W
Carmen is an absolute joy to work with! She made our vision come true and went above and beyond. We appreciate her hard work and attention to detail which made our day extra special!
Reviewed On 10/07/2020 by Kathryn N
Carmen is absolutely amazing and so so talented!! All my flowers were stunning! She was so wonderful to work with and had excellent communication. I cannot recommend her enough!!
Reviewed On 10/06/2020 by Marcela G
10/10 I would recommend Carmen!
Carmen is punctual, kind, organized, flexible, and EXTREMELY talented. I communicated our vision to her and she was able to make it come to life! In fact, I screenshotted a photo from Insta to share it with her a...
s my "inspo" and only to realize it was from her page. She is truly talented and loves what she does.
Reviewed On 10/04/2020 by Rachel P
Carmen is seriously so talented! She took our vision and brought it to life in a way I could have never imagined! We got so many comments on our table runners, bouquets, and ceremony piece. We were so pleased with her communication and professi...
onalism as well! I would recommend Carmen to anyone planning a wedding!
Reviewed On 10/02/2020 by Erin J
Carmen was amazing to work with! She knew exactly what I wanted and I let her take the reins with her full creative process. Our wedding flowers turned out AMAZING and we are so thankful we found Carmen on the knot! Highly recommend her for you...
r floral needs.
Reviewed On 9/11/2020 by Amy S
Carmen was WONDERFUL to work with. I put off wedding planning due to COVID-19, and luckily she had openings on my wedding day and was able to work with me! I talked with a few florists to gauge personality, and Carmen by far had the most fun p...
ersonality who was the most open to taking my ideas and running with them. I ordered bouquets, corsages, and flower crowns from her, and rented the copper arch for my ceremony. I had an ask for a specific flower and she went above and beyond to locate it for me! She was timely with communication, and easy to work with in the middle of COVID-19 as well. If you are looking for a florist, definitely schedule a call with her!
Reviewed On 9/07/2020 by Leah E
Highly recommend her. She’s professional and her work is amazing. She easily worked within our budget even though it wasn’t the biggest.
Reviewed On 8/21/2020 by Merryn P
Carmen was amazing! We told her our colors, the flowers we liked, and the style of our wedding and she ran with it. The flowers turned out so beautifully, we couldn't have been happier with them.
Reviewed On 8/11/2020 by Seanna G
Carmen was incredible to work with as she made all my wildflower dreams come true.i sent her photos of my dress and some pictures that I liked, but I was absolutely stunned at how perfect everything turned out - Carmen is so creative and talen...
ted - highly recommend!
Reviewed On 8/11/2020 by Nicole M
Carmen was AMAZING! Being the first wedding back at our venue since the pandemic was stressful but it was SO NICE to not have to worry about our flowers! Carmen worked with us throughout the pandemic making sure we had everything we needed as w...
ell as adding boutonnieres on last minute!! Not to mention her flower arrangements were absolutely stunning and are still the talk of the wedding! Would recommend to anyone!