Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award

Weddings, Wedding VenuesShady Grove Gardens & Nursery, Best Wedding Florists in Charlotte, Asheville - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner

WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.

A Big Thank- you!! to all our Brides that took the time to write a review in 2012.  You made this award possible!!

  • Susan,
    All was lovely and beautifully arranged. The fragrance filled the church and reception hall....everyone was commenting on the fragrance. You are both impressively talented and professional.....and local!! I have already and will continue to recommend you at any opportunity.
    Thank you so much,
    N. 2012
  • Susan,
    Thank you so much for all the gorgeous buckets of flowers and the arrangements that you and Brent made were AWESOME! I cannot thank you enough for your help—you were such a pleasure to work with. I will write a very positive review online for you guys! As soon as we get pictures back from our photographer I will send you some photos as well!
    Thanks again,
    Kristal 2012
  • Great! When we get photos back from the photographer we will sent them your way - the bridesmaid bouquets made from the flowers were INCREDIBLE! ... Hope you are great, and thanks again,
  • Shady Grove Gardens and Nursery provided the flowers for our wedding at Camp Sky Ranch on June 16, 2012. Susan was wonderful to work with and really helped me figure out what we would need. Shady Grove provided local seasonal flowers for our wedding and they were gorgeous. We purchased several buckets of cut flowers to utilize for table decorations and pew markers. Purchasing cut flowers was a great cost-effective option. We picked the flowers up on Friday morning and my family and I arranged them as we wanted. Susan also offers individuals the option of a flower arranging workshop (with your purchased buckets) at her nursery if you would like. We also had Susan and Shady Grove Gardens make numerous larger flower arrangements and decorative pieces and our bouquets and boutonnieres. Everything that they provided was gorgeous! All of the flowers were exactly what we had hoped they would look like and really fit our venue and theme. Shady Grove’s flowers really added so much to the ambiance of our day--we could have not been more pleased with the outcome. Susan was very professional, full of ideas and suggestions, and very flexible. It was a pleasure to work with her! Shady Grove is a great value and a wonderful local vendor that is worth checking out for your wedding.
    Kristal 2012
  • Thanks so much for the beautiful job you did with the flowers! Everything came out perfectly, and their simplicity and beauty really added to our day. I'll be sure to send you some photos once we get them...Kimberly July 2012
  • We just got home from our honeymoon this morning. The flowers and everything about the wedding was gorgeous!! Thank you so very much for the beautiful assortment of vibrant flowers! The bouquets for my sister and I were stunning! They were perfect! I couldn't have imagined them better if I tried! Leigh Marie 2012
  • I can't tell you how many compliments I got on my reception centerpieces, and that}s where your flowers were used. thanks again!! Kristen 2012
  • Susan and Brent were so easy to work with. I only needed bulk flowers for my wedding, and they came through like champs. With some minor preferences from me, they set me up with the most beautiful and unique assortment of flowers for my July mounting BBQ wedding. It was exactly what I wanted. The flowers were so fresh! We sent many home with our guests and found that they were still beautiful a week later. When we got home from our honeymoon, our hydrangeas (!) were still lovely. You cannot go wrong with Shady Grove. 2012
  • I was extremely happy I chose to use Shady Grove Gardens for my floral arrangements and wedding bouquets. Susan was so patient with me through the entire process. I kept changing my mind on colors, flowers, what arrangements I wanted...which ones I did not want anymore etc. etc. and she was so supportive (which is priceless!!) The bouquets and arrangments arrived early the day of the wedding and everything was as promised. Susan and Brent are such nice and honest people- I did not even notice that the flower girl petals that I had ordered were missing the day of the wedding. Actually, I did not even know that the petals were missing until I received an e-mail from Susan when I arrived home from the honeymoon stating that a reinbursement check for the flower girl petals was in the mail for me! I value honesty and have the utmost respect for someone who honors that quality. I was going for a rustic-romance theme at my wedding and the flowers that Shady Grove Gardens provided set the mood and captured the essence I was aiming for! Thank you guys so much! It was such a pleasure to work with you! Shannon 2012
  • The flowers provided by Susan and Brent were absolutely perfect, and exactly what we hoped they would be-they tailored the colors and specific flowers to our exact wishes. They worked with us to adjust our order to fit within our budget, and were VERY reasonably priced. We loved using flowers that were locally grown, and the arrangments and bouquets they put together were beautiful. Kimberly 2012
  • We had an eco-friendly wedding at a winery in Banner Elk North Carolina and decided to use organic, locally produced flowers that we opted to arrange ourselves. Shady Grove was very flexible with what we wanted and provided us with a beautiful array of assorted wild flowers that were grown 30 minutes from where we got married! Lindsey 2012

  • Pink and Peach Bar Chart


    Pink- Peach
    Achillea Pink

    Allium Bulgarian PGC

    Allium pink

    Alstroemeria Mauve

    Alstroemeria bright colors

    Asclepias Pink

    Aster - china

    Celosia, plume

    Clethra Ruby Spice






    Peony, herbaceous



    Chrysanthemum Venus

    Chrysanthemum salmon



    Dianthus rose

    Dianthus/sweet mix & white


    Hollyhock edible

    Hydrangea Invincible Spirit pink

    Hydrangea preserved



    Salvia Turkenstancia

    Sedum various

    Green bloom heads

    Smokebush pink

    Snowberry= Symphoricarpus

    Statice fresh & preserved


    Weigelia pink


    Keep in mind we update in the winter and with the warmer summers this is only a stating point for flowers. I can e-mail the entire chart as pdf, excel or numbers for easier reading.