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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers... Estes Park's Flower and Gift Center
                 Celebrating Life's Special Occasions...

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Blooms For Grooms

Flowers are NOT just for ladies any more... and Boutonnieres are NOT just flowers anymore!  See how the tides have changed and groom's are sporting trendy accents in 2018!

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Blooming Tresses


Nothing says romance like sweet blossoms tucked into your hair... Accent your bridal up-do with flowers to coordinate with your bridal bouquet.

Browse Hair Flowers and Wearables Now

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Ready for a Wedding Flower Quote?
 
Click HERE to visit our Online Wedding Quote Form for a NO OBLIGATION Quote on Your Bridal Flowers for Your Estes Park Wedding!

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Planning a Wedding in Estes Park?
Visit our Sister Store...



Estes Park's
"EVERYTHING WEDDING STORE"
517 Big Thompson

www.EstesVows.com
 

Hand Crafted Accents

Frame yourselves under a beautiful hand crafted Aspen Arch for your nuptials, bring your child, flower girl or dove release in riding on an Amish built miniature carriage or accent your reception tables with one-of-a-kind had made reception rental decor sets with Aspen Tree candles

About Us

In the Beginning:

In 1924 a German immigrant, Otto Schmitz, passed through the gates of Ellis Island and made his way to Colorado to start a new life.  At 23 years old, alone and with only $25 in his pocket, he settled in Longmont Colorado.  He married the love of his life, Vera - a nurse who had relocated from Iowa, and with his children (Lorie's mother Marian) by his side, built his business to greatness.  By the 1960s, Otto, the hard working and proud owner of Schmidt's Flowers was the premier floral designer around the state of Colorado.  He was beloved by his customers, neighbors and raised a family with deep roots in Colorado.

At the same time, Norman and Irma Boll started their voyage moving from Wisconsin to Colorado.  They made their way to Estes Park where they raised their children, including Lorie's father Tom, on Big Elk Ranch in Allenspark Colorado.  From ranching to their helping friends and neighbors build and run their own businesses in the Estes Park Area (including the Aspen Lodge, Charlie Eagleplume's and McGregor Ranch) they made Estes their home and planted the roots for generations to come.

The Present:

Lorie Cooper, 53 and Christy Rusch, 50, are 3rd generation Coloradoans.  They reside in a family compound in-between Allenspark and Estes Park and live with their families. They have over 30 years of experience in the floral and wedding industry, 10 years in Sacramento, CA, where she owned a wedding planning service and specialty wedding floral designing shop, planned weddings for dignitaries, celebrities and political leaders.  With over 4,000 weddings in their repertoire including a Kennedy family wedding, Governor's and Senator's daughters and have traveled to prestigious locations for events in New York, Boston, Florida, Chicago, London and Paris.   As a family run operation, together with their mother and daughters, they provide clientele with more than just flowers, but with a family servicing of wedding details that are unparalleled.

As a distinguished Master Wedding and Event Planner, Lorie has published her own wedding planning guide, has been featured in national publications (Modern Bride, Rocky Mountain Bride, Bride's, Colorado Celebrations), has appeared on nationally syndicated television (Montel Williams, Oprah's Discovery Network) and is a regular for local Colorado media sources (9News, Good Morning Colorado, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Coloradoan, Times-Call, Reporter Herald, Tribune, among others) as an expert on trends and tips for wedding planning.  Lorie and Christy personally provide the quotes, servicing, coordination, all floral design services, occasional photography services as well as marketing, and web design.
 

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