Estes Park's Flower and Gift Center
Celebrating Life's Special Occasions...
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
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.
Cooper, 49, is a 3rd generation Coloradoan. She has 30 years of experience in
the 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 her repertoire including a Kennedy family
wedding, Governor's and Senator's daughters and has traveled to
prestigious locations for events in New York, Boston, Florida,
Chicago, London and Paris. As a
distinguished Master Wedding and Event Planner, she 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, 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 personally provides the coordination, all floral design
services, occasional photography services as well as marketing, and web design.
Kevin Cooper, 53, is a native of Fort Worth, Texas, Kevin was born and raised in the true southern style of manners and chivalry, where a man's word and the respect he has earned are his greatest attributes. Kevin has worked in the wedding industry for 11 years and provides his clients with wedding ceremonies unlike most you will ever experience. His dedication to learning about each couple on a personal level allows him to develop ceremonies that are truly unique based on different aspects of a couple's personality, interests and beliefs. His powerful voice, professional style and amazing sense of humor will not only make you completely at ease, but will captivate your wedding guests and bring to life the memories of their own wedding day, or the day they themselves may be dreaming of. Whether your goal is a religious, spiritual, non-denominational, romantic or civil ceremony, you will appreciate the uniqueness that you will experience in what is the most important part of your wedding day - your ceremony, and the vows of commitment you will make to one another. Kevin has been featured on Montel Williams, the Discovery Network, Good Morning America, Colorado Bride Magazine and The Knot.