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!
Reviewed On 7/10/2020 by Anne A
Planning a wedding during a pandemic is stressful and frustrating but working with professionals like Carmen make everything much easier! Her design expertise and listening skills made planning fun and helped create the beautiful wedding day...
flowers that my daughter had imagined. We highly recommend Carmen!!
Reviewed On 7/08/2020 by Jaime E
Carmen is the best! She is so talented and on top of that she is super sweet. I highly recommend Carmen to my wedding couples and they are always satisfied with their florals.
If you are looking for a florist for your wedding or event, you n...
eed to meet with Carmen!
Reviewed On 3/16/2020 by Marin H
Carmen is not only creative, talented, and an amazing businesswoman but also an incredibly kind and caring human. I left every meeting even more and more impressed. She listened to every detail and brought my vision to life. The final result wa...
s absolutely stunning. From the bouquets to the centerpieces, to the incredible hanging greenery focal point, Carmen and her team did a great job and we received so many compliments. I cannot recommend her enough!
Reviewed On 12/23/2019 by Emily S
Carmen was amazing to work with! She is so friendly and we really enjoyed meeting with her during the planning stages. We had our wedding in December and she did a great job of giving us options that would work with our winter/Christmas theme. ...
We were not sure of exactly what we wanted, so we told Carmen to put together what she thought would look best and she did not disappoint! Our center pieces and bouquets were beautiful (will add photos as they come in). Thank you Carmen for being part of our wedding!
Zak and Emily
Reviewed On 11/13/2019 by Kayla J
Not only is Carmen an amazing person, but her work is absolutely beautiful. Floral was the one thing I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted, but I had somewhat of a vision. Carmen was able to take my vision and turn it into a reality. Everything f...
rom the arrangements, the floral for the ceremony and reception were absolutely beautiful and everything I could have ever imagined. Truly amazing!!
Reviewed On 10/27/2019 by Rosalie M
Carmen is amazing! She is so easy to work with and is so kind. She has a natural eye for beautiful classic florals and decor and turned our venue into exactly what we had envisioned. I would highly recommend The Cutting Garden.
Reviewed On 10/13/2019 by Anne R
Carmen was so great to work with, and completely understood and carried out our vision. We are still getting compliments on the flowers, and they lasted for a couple weeks after the wedding! I highly recommend The Cutting Garden!
Reviewed On 10/11/2019 by Sarah L
From the first time we met Carmen, we knew she'd do an amazing job for us. She's a super cool person and was able to make my vision come true, what more could you ask for!! She's very detailed with her notes and makes whatever you want actually...
happen on your special day. She's also upfront about the costs of different floral arrangements so you get the best bang for your buck. I highly recommend booking the cutting garden as your florist!
Reviewed On 10/10/2019 by Katie A
Carmen is so sweet, and really listens to what you want. I was thrilled with her arrangements and would use her again in a heartbeat.
Reviewed On 9/30/2019 by Megan P
Carmen was so amazing! I had lost my first florist and Carmen was able to step in and gladly help! I had only a few weeks before the wedding and was freaking out! Carmen quickly met with me and got a plan going! The flowers turned out absolutel...
y beautiful! She took my ideas and and made everything come together perfectly! I would highly recommend Carmen! It’s so nice working with people are super friendly and wanting to relieve your worries through this huge process and Carmen is just that person!
Reviewed On 9/26/2019 by Andrea B
Carmen did such an incredible job on our flowers! She has such an eye for design and was so great at helping me determine what I really wanted in my flowers and what would look good together. The flowers really brought the whole look to life. C...
armen is a true joy to work with and I felt the flowers were in good hands and didn't worry about them one bit. On top of all that, Carmen's quote was more reasonable than the others I got! I could not recommend Carmen more!
Reviewed On 9/19/2019 by Amanda C
Carmen was a dream to work with! We came to her without much direction other than colors we wanted to include and she ran with it. She created the most beautiful bouquets for myself, 6 bridesmaids and 2 flower girls. We also rented our centerpi...
eces from her (cylinder vases, white candles and placed greenery) and they looked exactly how I was envisioning. She was so professional and had everything set up for the wedding so quickly on the day of! The thing that really blew me away was the hanging floral/greenery install that she created as our backdrop for the ceremony. I gave her a picture as inspiration and she exceeded all of my expectations when I saw it on the wedding day! We seriously loved it so much! You can really tell that Carmen loves what she does and is passionate about making couples visions come to life. She really takes the time to get to know you and is so easy to talk to. I would 100% recommend booking with Carmen!
Reviewed On 9/18/2019 by Jia T
Carmen did a great job with all of the flowers! The flowers were fresh and the design was amazing. I asked for less colors because I want it to be simple and she put together a very elegant bouquet. I originally wanted cherryblossom or lotus fl...
owers but it was not season for those flowers so we substituted it with Peonies and roses. The dusty pink roses and white Peonies were so beautiful and the usage of wildflowers worked so well! I loved all of the bouquets. Carmen was so easy to work with, she responded to all of my emails super fast, and super accommodating to all of the changes! Would definitely recommend her!
Reviewed On 9/09/2019 by Jory K
Carmen was such an easy choice, from
the moment I met her she was so welcoming and understood my exact vision within the first few moments of meeting her. She also gave such great feedback in what would be perfect for my day. The florals were ...
even more beautiful then I imagined. I can’t recommend Carmen enough!!
Reviewed On 8/27/2019 by Hayley C
BOOK CARMEN ASAP! She is amazing - has a great design eye, so professional, easy going, and ultimately super supportive in helping us achieve our dream wedding. If/when I have floral needs in the future, I'll reach back out to Carmen. In additi...
on to loving her work ourselves, we got so many compliments from our guests on the florals!
Reviewed On 8/21/2019 by Karlie H
Carmen is AMAZING! She understood my vision and went above and beyond to bring it to life! She works with your budget and makes sure you are comfortable before finalizing anything! Our flowers were so much more then I could have ever asked! Def...
iantly recommend Cutting Garden!!!
Reviewed On 7/28/2019 by Angie K
Carmen was able to take my vision and make it come to life. I wanted wild flowers and I wanted color and she used her creative juices to make the most beautiful arrangements. The flowers were one of my favorite aspects of my wedding! She is sup...
portive, kind, and easy to work with. I highly recommend!!!
Reviewed On 7/21/2019 by Taylor B
We loved the way our flowers turned out for our wedding, and best of all I had to do next to nothing! Carmen was so amazing to work with, and so talented at what she does. I was able to describe my vision for the day and she took it from there....
Every thing turned out beautifully and I received many compliments on my flowers and table decor! We had Carmen do floral decor throughout our venue and she did all the setting up herself so we had nothing to worry about day of! I had so much fun working with Carmen and we could not be happier with how the flower turned out on our wedding day! I would definitely recommend booking with her!
Reviewed On 7/20/2019 by Alexis B
Carmen was SUCH a pleasure to work with for our wedding day! She brought expertise, patience, and her wonderful personality to our big day. We primarily focused on greenery - which was fabulous and made things more budget friendly. For bouquets...
, the flowers were beautiful and my bouquet was still looking beautiful 2 weeks later. Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special!
Reviewed On 7/13/2019 by Alyssa R
Carmen was wonderful to work with and made our wedding absolutely stunning! The flowers were gorgeous and fit with my wedding vision perfectly. She is so creative and passionate about what she does and it really shines through her work. I could...
not have asked for a better florist! Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 7/09/2019 by Kari M
Carmen was amazing to work with. She made my flower vision turn into something magical! Super sweet, friendly, quick to respond and great to work with. I would highly recommend Carmen to anyone!!
Reviewed On 7/08/2019 by Katelyn H
Carmen was absolutely amazing. She thought of every single little detail. I didn’t have to worry about a thing since they promptly set up. I had a small winter wedding & she made me feel just as Important.
Reviewed On 7/01/2019 by Catherine M
Carmen created beautiful flowers for our June wedding. I loved my bouquet and the moon arch was gorgeous! She was very prompt with answering any questions and her new studio is really nice!
Reviewed On 2/06/2019 by Nikki A
She did such an awesome job with the flowers and consultation! She made it a very fun experience and I didn’t know really what I wanted or was looking for and she made a ton of recommendations to make it super easy for me to decide! She made th...
e vision so real and when I saw the flowers on my wedding day I was blown away at how beautiful they were! I will definitely recommend her and use her for future events!
Reviewed On 1/15/2019 by Deidra V
Oh. My. Goodness. Carmen is amazing! Literally - she is the definition of the word. She played such a large role in transforming my venue into something exceeding spectacular. On top of being a phenomenal decorator and florist, she is the so in...
credibly kind! She really makes you feel like you are the most important client. I hope every bride has a chance to work with this amazingly talented individual. She is truly a gift!
Reviewed On 1/08/2019 by Taylor O
Carmen was absolutely amazing to work with! She listened to my ideas and what I wanted and advised and worked with my budget on certain things rather than pushing for other things as I know can be common. The flowers turned out absolutely beaut...
iful, more than I could have imagined!
Reviewed On 12/18/2018 by Nancy B
Carmen's creations were absolutely what my daughter envisioned. Her work is amazing and we highly recommend The Cutting Garden!!
Reviewed On 12/16/2018 by Brittany R
Carmen was absolutely amazing to work with! She made the whole floral process for my wedding so easy. I had no idea what type of flowers I wanted, but Carmen would just work off of the inspiration photos I would send her. I also wanted to do...
floral centerpieces for the reception, and Carmen worked with me to get what I was looking for - she even purchased the specific vases I wanted. Not only was the floral amazing, it was so stress free working with Carmen. She made suggestions so I would stay within my budget, she was really flexible with the vase/candle votive returns, and she even helped me out by putting plastic inserts in the floral centerpiece vases so people would be able to take a floral centerpiece home without having to take the actual rented vase home. I feel like Carmen went above and beyond to ensure I had amazing floral for my wedding and would recommend her for anyone!
Reviewed On 12/14/2018 by Sarah M
Carmen was an absolute delight to work with. She made it easy to select and order our flowers. The bouquets were stunning. The greenery and candles were simple and perfectly drew the space together. It was more than I could have imagined. We ca...
n not recommend Carmen at The Cutting Garden enough.
Reviewed On 11/15/2018 by Mackenzie S
So many great things to say about Carmen. She helped with the planning so much and was great with communicating. All she needed was some pictures of what I wanted and she went above and beyond with all the flowers. Would recommend her to anyone...
Reviewed On 10/14/2018 by Alyssa B
Gorgeous flowers from an awesome florist! Carmen is amazing to work with! She was very helpful and flexible (I changed my mind multiple times) throughout out planning process. My bouquets turned out absolutely perfect! I would highly recommend ...
working with, The Cutting Garden!
Reviewed On 10/14/2018 by Emily W
Carmen did an awesome job with the florals for my wedding! She matched my vision exactly, nearly replicating the photos of the bouquets that I showed her! I would highly recommend :)
Reviewed On 10/12/2018 by Jacqueline E
Carmen was amazing to work with! She discussed what we wanted for our wedding and created beautiful pieces that fit our venue and ideas perfectly! Absolutely gorgeous work!
Reviewed On 10/11/2018 by Rozlynn K
By far, the BEST possible florist!!! I literally showed her a picture of a tree with pretty colors I liked, and from that we discussed ideas and she completely understood my vision! The flowers were delivered that day and they were more than I ...
could have even imagined myself! I had so many compliments on the arrangements and continue to get told what 'beautiful flowers I had' when I am showing pictures from the day. I'll be returning for any future flower needs!
Reviewed On 10/11/2018 by Beth F
I could not recommend The Cutting Garden enough! Carmen did an absolutely beautiful job, even better than I ever envisioned! She understood my specific requests and was so kind and helpful throughout the entire process. You have a gift in what ...
you do. Thank you again, Carmen!
Reviewed On 10/06/2018 by Keri S
Carmen was incredible to work with! Our flowers turned out exactly how we wanted them, and it showed that she used care when making her designs based on our meeting. In addition, we rented an arbor from Carmen and the arbor was both beautiful a...
nd promptly assembled, removed, and re-assembled at our reception venue. In fact, we actually didn’t see Carmen on the day of our wedding because she was so prompt and discreet! My husband and I highly recommend Carmen’s services!
Reviewed On 10/03/2018 by Bridget W
Carmen was recommended to me by my wedding planner and boy did I hit the jackpot with her as my florist! I 100% do not speak flowers, I was able to show pictures and stumble through what I was envisioning for my wedding day flowers and Carmen t...
ruly brought that vision to life. Carmen is knowledgable, friendly, professional and truly has a gift for what she does. She was responsive, offered plenty of advice for all of my questions, worked through issues/constraints at my venue and delivered the most gorgeous flowers on my wedding day.
Reviewed On 10/01/2018 by Lauren G
Carmen was easy to communicate with, creative, and passionate about her role for our wedding. Not to mention, she did a gorgeous job for our floral arrangements for our big day. We were blown away. She can work with so many different price poin...
ts and visions 😊
Reviewed On 9/28/2018 by Jody A
We had the best experience with Carmen. The flowers were beautiful and we received many compliments. She is terrific!
Reviewed On 9/05/2018 by sarah M
Carmen is so incredibly talented and when we met with her, it was obvious how much care she puts into her designs. We told her our vision and she went above and beyond what I ever expected. I love the look of sunflowers but didn't want them to ...
overwhelm the centerpieces or bouquets. Carmen put the perfect amount to accent each one! My favorite part was the hops garland that we had on our head table. If you are going to hire a florist, it needs to be The Cutting Garden. She is worth every penny.
Reviewed On 8/30/2018 by April L
Carmen at The Cutting Garden does a fantastic job! She works hard on every event making sure every detail is perfect. Her work is beautiful and fairly priced which is why she's my go to florist. I highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 8/17/2018 by Emily W
Carmen nailed the bouquets for my wedding! I sent her photos of what I was looking for and she completely exceeded my expectations! The bouquets turned out stunning! I would definitely recommend her!
Reviewed On 8/03/2018 by Ali O
Carmen was such a delight to work with, and did an absolutely fantastic job on the floral decor for our wedding on 6/8/18. I spoke with four different florists and after speaking with Carmen, it was one of the easiest decisions I made. I immedi...
ately felt like she just "got" me and what I had in mind. I didn't have a super specific vision, just a general idea of an overall look and feel, so I was giving whoever I chose a lot of freedom to make it come to life. I had no doubts about trusting Carmen to do that. She certainly didn't disappoint-the bouquets, corsages, bouts, and decor were spectacular and beyond my expectations! With some things, it's like she read my mind-I love orchids, but didn't mention them in our consults as I figured they would be too pricey. But I get my bouquet on the wedding day, and what is in it? Orchids! The size of the bouquets, even the bridesmaids', were substantial, the moms and special attendants commented on how they loved the bracelets that the corsages were mounted on, and I loved how Carmen brought extra greenery to help give the non-floral decor items just that extra special touch. Her prices are extremely reasonable, as well, so that's a definite plus! I can't thank Carmen enough for her beautiful work, and would highly recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 7/30/2018 by Geraldin G
Carmen was a joy to work with-we talked on the phone once or twice and she was able to take my vision and execute it exactly. The altar pieces were beautiful and the bridesmaid bouquet were just as perfect. I wanted something classy, clean, and...
simple and that's just what we got. Carmen, thank you so much for your help, we loved it!
Reviewed On 7/27/2018 by Nina S
Carmen is a real gem. She devoted so much time and energy to working with us for our wedding and we were delighted by her work. She is so easy to talk to, really cares about you and your vision, is prompt in communication, goes the extra mile, ...
and delivers amazing results. What more could a bride ask for?!
Reviewed On 7/04/2018 by Eleanor H
Carmen was fantastic to work with! Her bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and table arrangements were beautiful. She helped us select great options within our budget, and made the whole process easy. We highly recommend working with her!
Reviewed On 6/29/2018 by Amanda S
We can not say enough great things about working with Carmen. She was quick to reply & so helpful and kind through the whole process. She outdid our vision and didn’t miss a detail! We loved her!
Reviewed On 6/29/2018 by Megan H
We loved working with Carmen! Our flowers for the bridal party, church, cocktail reception and dinner reception turned out beautiful! They smelled wonderful, stayed together all evening and lasted many days after the event!
Reviewed On 6/13/2018 by Jalise L
Carmen did such a SPECTACULAR job for my wedding last month! Not only does she have an amazing vision, creative ability and a heart of gold. She is absolutely wonderful to work with, so very sweet and personable. I cannot speak highly enough of...
her, she's fantastic. Our wedding was a complete surprise and Carmen took our vision and exceeded all expectations. I highly recommend her services! Thank you again Carmen for all of your hard work! P.S. I stop by your page often to see all of your creations. :)
Reviewed On 11/13/2017 by Emily K
Carmen was spectacular. My husband and I met her one time for an hour and explained our vision. We communicated purely through email after that and were not worried at all. On the day of my wedding, I absolutely loved my flowers and we received...
so many compliments from family and friends. Carmen was great at working with us to stay within our budget and she also made it easy for us to save a few $$ and pick-up our flowers, helping coordinate with our friend who stopped by her house to grab them. We would highly recommend her to anyone in the Twin Cities/Minnesota looking for floral design.
Reviewed On 11/13/2017 by Emily K
Carmen was spectacular. My husband and I met her one time for an hour and explained our vision. She was relaxed and professional and asked all of the right questions to make sure we got what we wanted/envisioned. We communicated purely through...
email after that and I wasn't worried at all. On the day of my wedding, I couldn't believe how beautiful my flowers were and I absolutely loved them. We received so many compliments on them. Carmen was great at working with us to stay within our budget and she also made it easy for us to save a few $$ and pick-up our flowers, helping coordinate with our friend who stopped by her house to grab them. We would highly recommend her to anyone in the Twin Cities/Minnesota looking for floral design.
Reviewed On 11/11/2017 by Savanna O
Carmen was absolutely amazing to work with! Her attention to detail and her ideas are always on point. Everyone was raving about the florals and the decor. She even took the time to help set everything up because she knew what my exact vision w...
as. She definitely went above and beyond what our expectations were! Highly recommend Carmen's services for any event!
Reviewed On 10/31/2017 by Jackie M
Carmen did a great job, especially on short notice! She worked off of some example photos and made two beautiful bouquets for my wedding. She is very responsive and friendly which is great when everything is hectic! Thank you for making the flo...
wers so efforless Carmen!
Reviewed On 10/30/2017 by Leslee M
What more can I say other than Carmen is one of my favorite people in the world. She is the sweetest woman and you basically want to be her best friend the day you meet her. On top of that, her flower arrangements are amazingly beautiful. My en...
tire wedding came alive with Carmen’s flowers and the way she
put everything together.
Thank you, Carmen and I’m so glad I had the chance to get to know you and work with you for the last year and half.
Reviewed On 10/11/2017 by Annie P
Our company refers all our brides to Carmen: she's incredibly professional, uber-talented, and comes up with the most beautifully unique floral that we've never seen done before. If you want something new and fresh, with an owner that has an in...
credible personality and attention to detail, Carmen is a perfect fit!
Reviewed On 10/11/2017 by Ron A
Given all the glowing reviews we read and the positive referrals, we were extremely surprised to find Carmen to be extraordinarily difficult to work with.
We found her to be unresponsive in delivering on commitments (not delivering ideas, s...
uggestions and examples as promised), evasive (refusing to respond with direct answers to basic questions regarding her fees and the services we would receive in return), extremely rigid and overly sensitive (in her response to requests to make relatively minor modifications to our preferences (BEFORE any flowers were ordered), highly emotional and unprofessional.
She left us in a potentially very difficult position when she quit on us ( without any advanced warning) late on a Friday afternoon a few weeks prior to our wedding. A couple of days earlier she had informed us that if we needed get our final order in on the following Monday (which we were prepared to do) to receive our flowers in time for our wedding. So by her account, she left us less than 72 hours to find another florist, work with them to finalize our floral plan and place our order to receive our florals in time for our wedding.
Fortunately, we called another florist who did a great job for us and was an absolute pleasure to work with. And lastly if you suspect that we might be difficult to work with, please note that I have written reviews on this site for seven other vendors who serviced our wedding and six of the seven earned well deserved glowing reviews.
Reviewed On 10/03/2017 by Kaira T
Words do not explain how much I loved working with Carmen. She is so sweet, listens to all your wants and needs and is willing to go above and beyond to make your floral dreams come true! If you want to completely trust your florist and know yo...
ur expectations will be met and exceeded, you NEED to talk to Carmen.
Reviewed On 9/22/2017 by Katie B
Carmen was everything I was looking for!! I was planning my MN wedding from out of state and she made my vision come to life. I sent her pictures of what I was looking for and she delivered just that. She had great ideas, kept me informed, and ...
was a HUGE help the morning of the wedding!! I would recommend the cutting garden to everyone. I got non stop compliments on my wedding flowers the whole evening.
Reviewed On 9/19/2017 by Carrie J
Carmen did an incredible job on ALL of my flowers. My bouquet was the most beautiful arrangement I have ever seen. She did a beautiful job on our center pieces and even stood on a tall ladder to hang the most beautiful arrangement above our hea...
d table. Not only did she make my vision come to life, she went a million steps further. Her prices are very reasonable and affordable. I can't say enough about Carmen and would highly recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 8/29/2017 by Sarah B
Carmen was an absolute gem to work with! Wedding planning can be so stressful, but she is such a calming spirit and made our big day absolutely stunning. Her work is beautiful and she truly strives to make all of your dreams and visions come to...
reality. Check out The Cutting Garden for your wedding and floral needs - you will not be disappointed!
Reviewed On 8/21/2017 by Jillian H
Carmen is very knowledgeable about floral design and knows which flowers can hold up in a Minnesota summer, using her expertise to suggest substitutions where necessary. Carmen took some simple ideas I had and ran with them, creating gorgeous b...
ouquets, centerpieces, and a garland that only exceeded my expectations. As a bride I never thought I would have an emotional reaction to seeing my bouquet, but Carmen created something meaningful! Carmen has a heart for people and a passion for what she does! I would highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 8/08/2017 by Megan N
Carmen did an absolutely AMAZING job for my daughter's wedding flowers last month. Carmen responded back right away to any phone call or email that we had with questions, was very flexible for our in person meeting times. From the very first me...
eting, my daughter and I knew we could trust her and that we were in good hands. She is SO nice and easy to work with, we felt confident that she was understanding our vision throughout the planning process and gave us great ideas- emailing pictures of what she was thinking so we could visualize what she was talking about. The flowers and arrangements for the wedding, bouquets, reception and table arrangements were better than we could have ever pictured or imagined!! Our guests are still talking about the beautiful flower arrangements. Carmen worked with our decorator and brought greenery to give the little extra touch the decorations needed to make them look spectacular! She delivered the flowers to the venue right on time and set everything up, on the wedding day we didn't have to worry about a thing! Her prices are very reasonable and she was up front from the beginning about the cost and gave us ideas to save money by reusing garland and decorations from the ceremony for the reception. I would HIGHLY recommend Carmen with The Cutting Garden! Absolutely loved everything about her!
Reviewed On 7/31/2017 by Brittany R
Couldn't have asked for anyone better to create our bouquets, boutonnieres, etc. for our wedding. Carmen did a great job with letting us know what flowers would be in season along with adding those little touches to help bring our vision to lif...
e. Plus she is just so down to earth & easy to communicate with. Would definitely use her all over again! :)
Reviewed On 7/11/2017 by Alyssa R
Carmen did a fantastic job with our barn wedding!! From bouquets to centerpieces, she was able to take abstract ideas and concepts and tuen them into a reality!! Everything turned out better than I could have ever hoped and she made the proces...
s so easy. She is very easy to work with and always responded quickly to emails/phone calls. A+
Reviewed On 6/24/2017 by Brenna T
I cannot recommend Carmen enough. She is personal and incredibly gifted at what she does. I felt so taken care of and heard as a bride; she spent time asking for exactly what I was looking for. I showed her pictures, and she was able to identif...
y each of the flowers used and ended up recreating what I was looking for to perfection! All I can say is that Carmen is worth every penny. Guests came up to us to let us know that the reception hall, with the flowers (all of which Carmen set up), was "breath-taking." Her flexibility, expertise, and personality make her and her team the obvious choice over all other florists.
Reviewed On 6/21/2017 by Danielle E
Carmen did the bouquets for my wedding. She is easy to talk to and is reliable. She took the tid-bits of my "I like this on this picture and this on this picture" and turned it into the most beautiful bouquet ever! She is truly an artist with f...
loral arrangements and I would recommend her a thousand times over to anyone. She made the floral part of my wedding a breeze! I wish I could attach pictures of how perfect the flowers turned out.
Reviewed On 6/19/2017 by knottiedc05dbf4481ac7f9
Carmen was so helpful and had great ideas that stretched further than flowers. I would highly recommend to anyone especially if you don't know much about flowers. I gave her colors and a few pictures for reference and she went above and beyon...
d our expectations. She arrived the day of and helped to hunt down the men to pin the boutonnieres (no small task!) and set up the centerpieces at the reception. We received so many compliments for her beautiful work. Thank you Carmen!
Reviewed On 6/15/2017 by Amanda
Carmen did an AMAZING job with the flowers for our 4/15/17 wedding! I am so thankful I was referred to her by family and friends! Carmen brought my very vague vision to life and I couldn't have been more pleased! She was a champ in dealing with...
my often times being MIA and very distant from wedding planning due to a crazy work schedule. I loved meeting with her in person and felt really good about moving forward with The Cutting Garden. Carmen made it so easy, especially on the wedding day - I was able to source glass medicine bottles, wooden boxes, and mercury glass votives for the center pieces through her, she delivered the beautiful flowers, helped pin boutonnieres on the guys, and did the setup for the center pieces and miscellaneous other floral we had throughout the venue. By the time I got to the venue, it had been transformed into a beautiful scene straight out of a bridal magazine! I received so many compliments on how wonderful the flowers were. Carmen was also able to accommodate unique requests like including a small fishing lure in my husband's and our officiant's boutonnieres (I totally forgot I even asked for that! What a fun surprise! Hubs LOVED it) and creating a smaller version of the bridesmaids' bouquet for the junior bridesmaid (she felt so special knowing her bouquet was made especially for her!). Carmen also put me in touch with our day-of coordinator, which saved my sanity for sure! Carmen, we can't thank you enough for all the hard work you put into making our day (what I think was) especially stunning!
Reviewed On 6/15/2017 by knottiebe6112b4864f41c1
Carmen is SOOOOO talented and made our flowers and décor perfect for our wedding day! Her ideas & suggestions were awesome in accomplishing what we wanted. She stayed within our budget and no extra surprise fees. She gave us the personal att...
ention we wanted. Highy recommend The Cutting Garden! You won't be disappointed.
Reviewed On 6/15/2017 by Lindsey S
My husband and I were very happy with the centerpieces, bouquets and boutonnieres that Carmen created for our wedding in August 2015. I was specific with the flowers that i wanted and she was very accommodating and helped us to design the perfe...
ct floral arrangements. She delivered high quality work at a price that fit in our budget. I would highly recommend The Cutting Garden.
Reviewed On 6/15/2017 by Valerie R
We used Carmen and The Cutting Garden for our wedding last year in Green Bay, Wisconsin and she did an AWESOME job! She really listened to what I had to say about the vision I had for our wedding day. She even asked to see my Pinterest so she...
could visualize what I wanted and really tailor to flowers to us. She delivered everything to the church and venue for us and made everything super easy! Flowers are a HUGE part of the wedding day and Carmen made it easy for us. I HIGHLY recommend!!
Reviewed On 6/15/2017 by Marlee J
Carmen did an amazing job for our New Years Eve wedding! We had an idea of what we wanted and let Carmen get creative with it. It was a huge relief to not have to worry about decor and flowers the day of. She took care of every detail and did i...
t beautifully. If we would do it all over again we wouldn't change a thing!
Reviewed On 6/14/2017 by Zoua V
My friend found Cutting Garden on the Knot. She showed me her work and prices and I loved it.
I contacted her and we set an appt for me to continue our discussion in Cottage Grove where Carmen, the florist of Cutting Garden is at. It took me ...
over 1 hour to get there only to find out she forgot and was at her son soccer game. She told me she will come to me this time. The day came for our second attempted meeting and she was a no show. I contacted her to only find out she forgot and was at another soccer game. I am beyond upset. The thing is that, I even emailed her the night before to remind her so she wouldn't forget too. This was unprofessional and waste of my time when I could have contacted another florist who is actually interested in taking her job seriously. As a bride, I have so much to do and this was not something I needed. I hope she gets it together and do better for the future brides.
Reviewed On 4/11/2017 by Jocelyn H
Carmen did a fantastic job of bringing our vision to life with her floral arrangements. We received many compliments about her work--especially with her work at our reception venue! She is great to work with and I didn't have to worry about any...
thing that day with her in charge. I highly recommend Carmen and the Cutting Garden!
Reviewed On 2/26/2017 by Megan K
Carmen did an amazing job on the flowers for our wedding. I was amazed with how they turned out. I could tell she understood the look I was going for, because the bouquets looked the way I had imagined them. She is extremely easy to work with...
; in fact she still did my wedding in Green Bay, WI even after she had moved to Minnesota. I highly recommend The Cutting Garden!!!!
Reviewed On 2/14/2017 by Maddie H
The Cutting Garden is AMAZING! If 10 stars were an option they'd get that! As a professional wedding planner in the Twin Cities, I love working with Carmen and her awesome team. Their prices are reasonable and their flowers are the best quality...
. They are always professional, and at the same time warm and friendly. I love working alongside these talented florists! :) Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 10/23/2016 by Matthew N
My wife and I are not flower people at al. We had no idea what we wanted, we had no idea how we wanted it, and we had no idea what to do for our big day. Then we found Carmen! She was able to assist us and lower our stress down dramatically. T...
he flowers she picked out for us was perfect for our barn wedding. They were not a typical rose but rather a plethora of succulents and they were absoutly perfect. She will work with you in making your dream come true. My wife and I totally went in blind and she made everything work and more importantly made our day about us! I cannot recommend her enough!
Reviewed On 10/12/2016 by sarah S
I gave Carmen very little to go on, a few pictures from Pinterest really was all I gave her. I couldn't explain what I wanted so the picture was all I had. She took that and ran with it. It was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined....
I feel blessed that I could be one of the first weddings she did here in MN!
Reviewed On 7/09/2012 by a b
Carmen is a very easy to talk to person. She didn't make me feel intimidated during the flower process. The flowers turned out great and added a lot to our ceremony.
Reviewed On 11/05/2011 by Amanda M
Carmen is an incredible florist. For me, I didn't know a lot about flowers, but with a few photos, she was able to take those ideas and make them fit our day exactly. She is extremely creative and made our day so beautiful. Highly recommend
Ever since I was a little girl, I have always enjoyed making spaces beautiful. At the age of 21, I opened my first flower shop and never looked back. In 2009, I scaled back from the retail portion of my business to specialize in Weddings and Events . It has allowed me more time to be creative and do more of what I love. Call or email me today and let's start planning the event of your dreams!