Whether as a centerpiece, wedding bouquet, or decoration, flowers bring beauty and festivity to any event. These five Denver event florists know how to use color, texture, and innovative designs to make bold and inspired statements.

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The Perfect Petal

Katherine Lawrence, Wedding Director
3600 West 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO
(303) 480-0966

The Perfect Petal’s garden-inspired boutique shop in Denver’s highlands neighborhood is unique, promotes itself as having “smashing floral design,” and it’s hard to come up with a better way to sum up their innovative style. Passionate about trend, Katherine, The Perfect Petal’s modest, friendly, and spectacularly knowledgeable wedding director, has a goal to make a mark on the floral industry and hopefully the design industry at large as a Colorado vendor. Katherine has already done so in many ways – for one, she invented the greenhouse concept for table settings, using overturned glass jars filled with moss and other unique items to become a trend-setter in the floral world. The Perfect Petal carries a huge palette of unique flowers, and is constantly innovating new high-design floral concepts. If you love flowers, you love design, or you want something truly unique and inspired, The Perfect Petal is, well, perfect.

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Plum Sage

Erin Hornstein, Owner
(303) 885-1130
Well-rounded in their design aesthetics, Plum Sage creates bouquets and arrangements that vary from romantic to modern to organic in nature. Erin and her team source local and organic products whenever possible, and emphasize quality and service. With 17 years of combined experience (from diverse areas including retail spaces, landscape companies and organic farms) Plum Sage offers knowledge and passion to their clients. The business has grown primarily based on client referrals, a quality that speaks for itself.

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Swank Stems

Nicole Iverson, Owner
(720) 982-9639

Nicole Iverson spent years working in interior design before she moved into the floral world, and that experience has a unique and inspired influence on the pieces she creates at Swank Stems. She explains “I like to think about how all of the pieces for an event – linens, lighting, décor – all works together, and to layer design.” Texture is one of Nicole’s favorite aspects, and she’s known for using unusual and unexpected items in her creations; feathers, fabric, jewels, whatever will contribute thematically and aesthetically to the overall design. “I also have a strong appreciation for and love of color,” says Nicole, “I love adding components that bring out a bride’s personality.” For something truly creative, original, and maybe even experimental, Nicole is a great resource. She loves the opportunity to push into new territory, and comes out with fabulous designs when she does.

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Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook, Owner
(303) 842-3273
Fashion-forward, stylish, and innovative are words that come up a lot when hearing about Cori Cook’s designs. Her distinct style often includes a bold use of color, lush and densely arranged florals, and vibrant compositions. Cori and her team pride themselves on their “honesty, integrity, and faithfulness” and emphasize that the bride’s happiness is their top priority.

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The Flower House

Amy Keating, Owner
(303) 840-1973

If you’re looking for an emphasis on color, look no further than The Flower House. Owner Amy Keating has done spectacular designs in both monochromatic and multi-colored palettes, and believes that color speaks more strongly than anything. A look at her portfolio will tell you that when she’s given an idea and allowed to run with it she can create bold, beautiful designs that make a statement and look fantastic in photos. Amy’s work is done on an appointment-only, project basis. While you can’t show up at her studio to grab a bouquet any day of the week, you can count on her to tailor her pieces to your taste and style, ideal for special events. Friendly and personable, Amy’s also a bit of a perfectionist “I won’t send flowers out the door unless they’re good enough that I’d send them to my own mother” she says. And who doesn’t want that level of dedication when it comes to the perfect bouquet for your big day?

– Nicole Relyea is a Denver-based freelance writer. Reach her at nicolefreelance@gmail.com, find her online at nicolerelyea.com or on Twitter @NicoleinDenver.