A Secret Garden

A Secret Garden

A Secret Garden
wonderful
(November 24, 2014 at 9:03 PM)
5 maggie w
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maggie

Working with Russ was so easy. The creative ideas just come pouring out as soon as you start talking to him. He took our personalities and created a beautiful wedding that fit us perfectly. He made sure the day ran smoothly and made our photos fun and beautiful.
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a truly magical wedding experience.
(November 13, 2014 at 12:18 AM)
5 kayla jennings
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kayla

i came to russ with a handful of loose ideas and plenty of pin-spiration. what he delivered was AMAZING. our wedding was the most beautiful and personable event i've ever seen. there was attention paid to details that only my husband and i noticed. russ made our night truly about us. not only is the garden breath taking (even on nov. 8th) but the personal touches, like adding my great grandmother's jewelry to my bouquet, truly made the night just a bit more special. russ has been great from beginning to end. he did our engagement photos, and naturally everything for the wedding. which, by the way, was PERFECT for someone like me who didn't have time to fuss over trying to book multiple vendors for every little thing. with russ taking care of so many aspects of the wedding, and things leading up to it, i was able to actually have a stress free engagement. with russ i felt like i had found an old friend, who understood my vision of the perfect wedding in a magical setting. it's been a week and everyone is still texting me fawning over how beautiful and unique our wedding was. and it's truly all thanks to russ and changing seasons. i can not recommend this venue highly enough. i really feel like i was able to have the perfect wedding thanks to russ, and that's really an invaluable service. thank you so much russ and a huge thanks to your magical wonderland of a venue!!!!
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Unforgettable
(October 27, 2014 at 11:40 AM)
5 Steven Heiman
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Steven

Russ you are the best!! No real words can describe how thankful and blessed we were to have Russ as our daughters wedding coordinator, photographer and florist. Everything was amazing, unique and so well thought out. If you just want a plain old wedding then I advise you to go elsewhere. If you want something you will remember for the rest of your lives then call Russ at Changing Seasons. Thank you Russ we will remember this forever!!!!!!
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Countey Wedding with Enchanting Elegance
(January 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM)
4 Julie Whiteaker
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Julie

From the Mother of the Bride: Words cannot express the joy I have in my heart for Russ Lawrence from Changing Seasons Florist and Cottage Gardens here in Independence, Missouri. From March 1, 2013 to November 2, 2013 Russ has been one magnificent guy whom I would recommend to give your daughter her dream wedding because that is exactly what he gave my daughter and I as the mother. Her wedding was Elegant Country and Russ gave her just that. The dcor in our barn setting at Benjamin Ranch was breathtaking and the entire night was full of country elegance. Russ has made an impact on me, my daughter and family and friends who will never forget the enchanting evening he gave all of us. I don't think Russ knows how wonderful he truly is. He didn't forget one thing and his sentimental touches of my daughter's bouquet with her daddy's picture tucked away secretly yet elegantly so she really did have him with her as she walked down the isle, my wrist corsage with dad's picture was so meaningful. Russ went above and beyond and took care of it all, planning, photography---the pictures are stunning, country lighting and worked with the wedding party on walking down the isle properly and made it fun for the kids and they will never forget him. Russ has made many friends from both sets of a now very large family and we cannot thank him enough. Much love and blessings to Russ for making this wedding unforgettable for us. I am one very happy Mother of the Bride. We want the very best for our kids down this journey through life and my daughter's wedding is one people nearly one week later are STILL talking about. Russ you have a special place in my heart forever and believe you me, you haven't seen the last of us, we have many friends and one heck of a big family who have your name and number my dear friend. To those out there searching for the BEST...Russ Lawrence from Changing Seasons Florist and Cottage Gardens is your place, you WILL NOT regret it!
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Fairy Tale Wedding
(September 7, 2012 at 9:22 PM)
5 Jessica & Cameron Last Name
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Jessica & Cameron

Changing Seasons was in charge of our photography, decorations, and flowers. They executed everything perfectly. Changing Seasons put much thought into every detail in order to make our wedding/reception beautiful and personal. Changing Seasons' busy schedule might worry some people, but we can assure you that everything will be completed well before your ceremony or reception begins. Thanks to Changing Seasons, our wedding turned out to be a perfect fairy tale.
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OUTSTANDING!!!
(June 20, 2012 at 10:44 AM)
5 Jenna Stevenson
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Jenna

Changing seasons went above and beyond my expectations! We told him we wanted a country themed wedding and we were expecting something nice but what we got was sooooooooooooo much more! we wanted floating candles for the centerpieces and we got that, but what he didn't tell us was that he printed our engagement pictures that he did on a semi transparent paper and attached them to the floating candle vases! And that's just the start of it, he was full of little suprises. He helped my husband print and frame poster sized photos of us that we had taken over the years and had him write a poem on them telling my why he fell in love with me in the first place, and the best part is he didn't charge us for the extra stuff like that. Now on to the garden behind changing seasons...where do I begin...There is a beautiful waterfall that is running during the wedding and when we kissed, the waterfall went from half volume to full volume, it made for a really special moment that I will never forget. The ceremony was done as the sun was going down and the whole garden was in the shade. There are lights on the trees and he had mason jars with candles in them hanging from the trees as well, very soft lighting but it all came together for some really amazing pictures. The photography was done by one of his other wedding photographers and they turned out AMAZING! The reception was done in a massive tent, I was a little unsure of that idea at first, but let me assure you, you won't be dissapointed! There were chandaliers made with mason jars and one big crystal chandalier in the middle over the dance floor. There is so much more to say, there are no words to express how happy Russ and his coworkers at Changing Seasons has made me and my Husband. Thank you Russ, from the bottom of my heart! Jenna
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Amazing
(June 20, 2012 at 10:31 AM)
5 rich hood
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rich

I used Russ lawrence for our wedding and it was magical. everything i ever dreamed of and more. the paper flowers where beautiful and every detail was perfect. the room was amazing it took my breath away. we got more than just a wedding we got a friend. i would highly recomend changing seasons. they know what they are doing. I know use them for all my floral needs and i have never been dissapointed.