TESTIMONIALS

9/1/15 - Karrah A

Carol was absolutely amazing to work with throughout the process. It was important to me that I have something unique at my wedding but also not break the bank. Carol was wonderful in working with me to incorporate my slight kitchen theme into the wedding incorporating herbs beautifully into the floral arrangements. Since I really love all flowers, she was great about letting me know which flowers would be more expensive and recommending wonderful alternatives. She was also really good about letting me know which flowers wouldn't hold up to the hot August heat. We did some extensive browsing to decide on my bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets. For our centerpieces, however, I let Carol take over and I was so impressed. She captured this whimsical, rustic, wildflower look and I absolutely loved it. She is also so much fun to work with. If you're like me, living in the city and getting married in the burbs, her office is extremely convenient to get to since it is right off of the BNSF Naperville stop. No need to drive out there! I would recommend Carol to any bride.

 


8/19/15 - Chicago, IL

I just wanted to say THANK YOU THANK YOU for the lovely flowers for Karrah Arling and Marcus Novak's wedding on 8/15/2015. Thank you for listening to Karrah and helping her with her vision of what the flowers should look like. Everything was absolutely beautiful, people remarked to me about the herbs at the end of the pews, what a lovely scent when people brushed against them. Genius on your part.

Sincerely, Karrah's Mom, Tammie Fitz-Arling

 


8/16/15 - Katie B

Carol is AMAZING! She works with you to find the style you want for your wedding. We found her from our vendor and I am so glad we did. My flowers for the wedding were beautiful!!!! She made exactly what I wanted. My family is already using her again for my sister-in-law's wedding. If you get the chance to meet with her, please do. She is kind, caring and a wonderful florist!

 


8/3/15 - Kim, Chicago, IL

Before we leave for our honeymoon tomorrow, I just wanted to tell you thank you for your wonderful work on Saturday. Everything was absolutely beautiful and exceeded my expectations! You are truly an artist. Words cannot express how much I loved my flowers.

We will return from Costa Rica a week from tomorrow. I plan on returning the vases to you the day after we return if that is OK?

Thank you again for helping to make our special day perfect!!

 


1/25/13 - Chicago, IL

Carol at O'cie Florals was the creative force behind our September 8, 2012 wedding at the Herrington Inn in Geneva, IL. Our venue was a creamery in the late 1800s and we wanted to play up its dairy heritage. Carol worked with us to not only design the perfect floral arrangements, but she helped us craft the perfect comprehensive vision for the day (think antique cheese boxes, milk jugs and dairy-inspired print materials). Carol was way more hands on and personable than previous florists we had met with. Carol spent time getting to know my family and our tastes (for example, she incorporated my husband's and my favorite herbs, rosemary and basil, into the floral arrangements). She was even there fixing my train right before I walked down the aisle!

My advice is to go with Carol for your wedding or special event!!!!! She's experienced, creative, budget-friendly and fun to work with!

 



8/11/12 - Sheri, LaGrange, IL

Carol did such a fabulous job of creating a beautiful look for my daughter's July wedding all within a moderate budget. Carol started by asking how my daughter would describe the look she wanted to achieve, which included elegant, comfortable and classy. She also wanted to see a photo of the dress that we brought to our first appointment. Carol then had a general idea of style and design. My daughter had a good idea of color (pinks), but wasn't familiar with many flowers although she did not want gibber daisies. She took the time to pour over books to acquaint my daughter with types of flowers and designs of bouquets. The bridal bouquet was a traditional cascade of soft pink colored English roses, tiny tea roses, and orchids and - absolutely stunning! The bridesmaids wore a soft navy, chiffon, full length dress and carried bouquets of brighter pink roses, tea roses and alstromeria - they really popped. Carol created such a beautiful reception, it was amazing! She helped us pull the room together by suggesting renting complimentary navy napkins to bring in a little more navy that my daughter wanted. She created such a gorgeous long and low design for the head table of all pinks that included some lilies as well as roses - it was perfect! The guest tables alternated with either a low, round design or roses, alstromeria and lilies or 3 tall pillars filled with rose petals and floating candles - just perfect. She created an overall look that exceeded our expectations. Carol was a pleasure to work with and really went beyond my expectations of fulfilling the bride's vision for the wedding day. Thank you, Carol! I would highly recommend you to any bride.

 



3/27/12 - Orange, CA

We loved working with Carol! She didn't make us compromise on what we wanted and we stayed easily on budget. Her creations were beautiful and our guest kept commenting on the centerpieces and how they are buying similar vases so they can copy her designs. She made this aspect of planning the wedding fun.

 



12/05/11 - Oriana, Naperville, IL

Carol did flowers for a couples shower that I co hosted. I came to her with a small budget and a picture of a centerpiece that I was thinking would work for the party of the tables. Even though the arrangement I had shown her was way out of my budget, by replacing flowers that were less expensive but had the same effect and color palette, she made it work, they were the most beautiful centerpieces I have ever seen. She stayed exactly at my budget, not a dollar over! I was so happy with her work, she is truly an artist with flowers. I would definitely recommend her. She is friendly, professional and honest, which is really hard to find these days. My flowers lasted for a week after the event. The entire experience was to notch! She made the shower a success. I will definitely be calling her next time I host a party!

 



11/12/11 - J.M., Naperville, IL

Carol from O'cie was amazing! She did a perfect job with all of my flowers and every step of the way she was so enjoyable to work with. She is very professional and once I told here what I wanted, she did it and I didn't have to worry about it again. She is so sweet and kind it was like having a family member do the flowers for my wedding. She didn't hesitate to help me or my family with something even if it wasn't her job. I could not recommend her more highly.

 



8/10/11 - Meagan, Chicago, IL

You would be so lucky to work with Carol at O'Cie Floral for your wedding! She is not pushy, listens to your ideas and visions and then makes it happen. I had an outdoor wedding and there was a chance of rain on that day, so she called me up a couple of days before and told me her ideas of what she would do if it rained. It didn't rain, but her "incase of rain" ideas were absolutely beautiful and were in line with my overall vision. On the day of the wedding I looked out the window (I got ready on site) and felt so comfortable and confident as I saw her setting up for the day. The center pieces blew me away, my bouquet was stunning and everyone commented on the flowers (which I don't think happens too often). I LOVED Carol and would recommend working with her.

 



7/14/11 - Celia, Naperville, IL

Carol exceeded our expectations!, wedding 7/2/11. We had some basic concepts and ideas, and she took the time to explore them, and then expanded on them with artistic beauty. She was not just a florist, but truly added to the overall design of our wedding, capturing and enhancing our unique vision. When we walked into the reception venue we were "blown away". Carol is professional, timely, talented, artistic, and attentive to the bride and groom. We highly recommend her for any design needs.

 



8/04/09 - Dara, Chicago, IL

I absolutely loved working with Carol at O'cie Floral for my recent wedding. From the beginning of the planning process to the set-up on the day-of, Carol made the experience really easy and enjoyable. She has a brilliant way of helping coax your vision out of your head, with lots of pictures and magazines. I knew the feel I wanted for my wedding, but not much about the individual flowers, and she helped me articulate exactly what I wanted. We were very budget conscious and she did such amazing work and kept us well within what we were able to spend. The end product was absolutely perfect. I can't recommend her enough.