Testimonials

I want to thank you for literally saving the wedding cake at my daughter’s wedding last Saturday night. She had seen it briefly in its original state and was so upset. It wasn’t even close to what she expected and honestly, as you saw, was not very attractive. I really didn’t think anything could be done in the short amount of time we had before the reception started.

You appeared like an angel and asked if I would let you fix it. I left and when I came back you were gone. I wish I could have hugged you I was so relieved. It was lovely and both the bride and groom were thrilled. It even made a hit with the groomsmen and the best man commented that only a special bride would let the groom have Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter symbols on the wedding cake. She did agree to it. They just weren’t supposed to be in bold colors. Your magical and creative touch pulled it all together and saved the day! We really couldn’t believe the transformation.

Also, the bouquets and all of the Florals were gorgeous. I had so many compliments from everyone on how beautiful, fresh and vibrant they were. Everything matched perfectly right down to the boutonnières and the bride’s bouquet was spectacular. Thank you for all of your wonderful suggestions. You were such a huge help in making the right choices.

You were so much fun to work with. You have a special gift, not only for design, but for understanding and caring and a genuine interest in making an event special.

-Happy Mother of the Bride

Dear Rick,

Everything turned out so lovely. The flower arrangements were all magnificent and I received so many compliments!! The way the tall centerpieces were displayed gave such a visually inspiring look. There was such artistry and attention to detail. The flowers gave the exact effect I wanted, which was glamorous yet warm and whimsical.

Tiffany

Hi Rick,

Thank you so much for the amazing and beautiful flowers at Sharon and Doug’s wedding. All I can say is that you outdid yourself again. I was so happy to see you, felt like my family arrived with the most beautiful flowers. Thank you for all of your attention to details. They were exactly what Sharon had envisioned. The centerpieces were so beautiful. I have one sitting in my kitchen table. It’s so beautiful.

Warmest Regards,
Maria Guerra
Executive Director
Raspberry Plain

Rick,

gary-jessicaThis is not a proper thank you note but as we are flying out of town I at least wanted to tell you how completely blown away we were by the flowers. The centerpieces were perfect – simple but stunning and they pulled the table linens and colors together perfectly. The bouquets I hardly know what to say. I am so touched because I know you went well beyond what we’d discussed or even paid for, and they are so gorgeous and so entirely “me”. People asked us over and over who had done them and the scent was so heavenly a number of people commented just on that! My grandmother was an avid gardener – she entered her roses in the local horticulture shows every year and grew amazing peonies among other flowers. That bouquet made me feel as though she had handed me something right out of her own garden – except infinitely more artfully arranged!! It was perfect and I can’t thank you enough for you kindness, passion for what you do, and thoughtful generosity in sharing your flowers with us.

So many thanks and God bless,
Jessica and Gary

Dear Rick,

Thank you for providing the most gorgeous flowers for our wedding! The look was exactly what we were envisioning and we had many guests say this was the most beautiful wedding they have attended. The surrounding foliage and the flower arrangements, bouquets, etc. complemented one another perfectly. Many thanks again for your attention to detail and for your patience during the planning stages. We were blown away when we saw the venue – just beautiful. Amazing job!

With many thanks,
Emily & Jay

Rick!!!!!!

How do I even begin to THANK you?!?! The flower arrangements you provided yesterday exceeded my expectations and then some — they were nothing short of STUNNING. I actually had people come up to me during the reception to ask me who provided them; one friend in particular has a friend who is getting married, so she took down your contact information to provide to her. The arrangements in the wooden boxes were just gorgeous and the bouquets… ohmygoodness….. absolutely the most beautiful bouquets I have EVER seen. I’m so glad you went with the pale yellow, they were simply perfect.

I just really cannot thank you enough. I will be sharing your name with everyone and I’ll make sure I write up some great reviews online. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

(Thank you also for the shutters, they worked GREAT! They’re all cleaned up and ready to be returned, just let me know when I can bring them by!)

From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
Julie

Rick,

I’m slightly embarrassed that this email is coming to you over a month after our wedding! I know that I only saw you briefly when I first got to Bluemont, but I just want to thank you and your team for the amazing flowers. I LOVED my bouquet, I was so happy to see that the men’s boutonnieres did not wilt, and our guests that took the centerpieces home said that they were still blooming and beautiful a week after the wedding!

It was a pleasure working with you and I really appreciated the amazing customer service. Should we need floral services in the future I will most certainly call again.

Thank you,

Dannie

Dear Rick,

OMG Rick! I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled we were with all of the flowers and the set up of the room!!!! When I saw Jenn’s bouquet, I almost cried! It was absolutely perfect and exactly what she wanted! That was only the start. First of all, even before I entered the room, I was totally taken aback by how absolutely gorgeous the arrangement was on the card table in the foyer! Lindsay said “Oh, I am coming with you into the room, I want to see the look on your face.” And I truly was in awe and did cry! Everything was beautiful when I walked into the room; the flower table arrangements were absolutely perfect, the candles, chairs, cushions, colors etc were unbelievable! So many sleepless nights trying to imagine it all fitting together; I was certainly wowed!! We had so many compliments about how the room looked and i told everyone “Well, we can give our florist, Rick, all the credit. We had an idea, he had a vision and created a masterpiece!!! And did you see how gorgeous the cake was? Thank you so much for dropping off the flowers at Amphora and enabling them to copy the perfect color red!!! Saturday during the day, getting ready was so crazy, I didn’t even take a second to wonder if everything behind the scenes was going well. I just felt so confident it would and trust me, I was pleased beyond my expectations!! Thank you once again for your expertise and for truly treating us like family!!!

Barbara (daughter Jenn’s wedding)

Hi Rick,

Well its taken me almost a week to recover from all the festivities last weekend so I’m sorry I haven’t emailed you sooner. What can I say except, once again, you presented us with a masterpiece with your creativity, vision, artistic talent and horticultural skills! I only wish I had more daughters who some day would be getting married as working with you for both of my daughter’s weddings was such a pleasure and so much fun! And, once again, when I walked into this venue, The Sunset Room, I was speechless! Almost as in awe as I was when the evening came and the room was darker! The room looked magical with all the candles glowing on each table around the floating flowers in the vases topped with floating candles! Every single person that I have spoken with who attended the wedding asked about the florist! They all loved the “water” theme and said the room looked spectacular! That once again we can thank you for! And as last time, you will get a five star rating from me on wedding wire as it is so well deserved! Thank you for helping make Jillian and Jeffrey’s wedding day such a memorable one that will be talked about for many years to come!

And also, thank you for treating us like family! We too feel as though we are! We will not lose touch! xoxo

Barbara (daughter Jillian’s wedding)

Rick,

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The flowers were amazing! And thanks for putting up with all my emails. I’m so glad my mom told me about you. It was absolutely wonderful to work with you and I hope we get the opportunity to work together again.

Jenny

Dear Rick,

It has been a pleasure working with you. You made me feel at ease about the whole wedding flower process from the moment we met. Thank you for taking care of all the little extras to make my daughter’s wedding so beautiful.
Sincerely,

Andrea

Dear Rick,

How does it feel to be a part of so many of our family memories? We are so grateful for all you’ve done through the years to help us. Weddings, funerals, celebrations and “just because” moments have all been more treasured because of your contribution. We appreciate your friendship. Our daughter-in-law’s vision for the wedding was met. Thank you very much.

Jim

Dear Rick,

I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful flowers for Libby’s Bat Mitzvah on Saturday. The tables looked just beautiful and all our friends and relatives were impressed and told me how special they thought the flowers were.  But more than that, the level of service you provided, your willingness to deliver and pick up and rearrange so that we had decorating for the party and then the brunch – that was truly above and beyond the call.

Thank you for providing excellent service and a lovely product. We were so happy with our experience and would be thrilled to provide you with a glowing recommendation to any prospective clients.

Hope to work with you again!
Susan

Dear Rick,

What can we say but “thank you” for creating the beautiful flower arrangements for our home for the  Reston Home Tour. It was a pleasure to work with you and we hope that you, too, enjoyed the experience… and that millions more people will recognize your genius!

Thank you again,
Robin & Steve

Dear Rick,

I so appreciate everything you did to make Dana + Josh’s wedding look so beautiful. The chuppah was absolutely amazing and the tables & bouquets were gorgeous. No detail was left (even adding some flowers to the top of the cake). I can’t wait for the pictures.

You were wonderful to work with and I hope I have the opportunity to work with you again.

Best regards,
Ronnie

Rick,

Thank you for a wonderful wedding season! Your arrangements always make the venues and tents come to life. We look forward to partnering with you again for weddings in 2010.

Best regards,
Bernadette
Purple Onion Catering Company

Dear Rick,

I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful flowers you provided for our daughter’s recent wedding. The bouquets, boutineers, corsages, and table arrangements you designed were so lovely. But more than that, the suggestions and advice you offered (ever so gently) were spot-on. The look you helped us to create could not have made us happier.

We will always be grateful for the expertise, professionalism, and patience you gave us. We would love to work with you and your staff again.

Sincerely,
Donna & Jim

Dear Rick,

I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the absolutely gorgeous flowers you created for my wedding. They were everything I didn’t even realize that I wanted and then some. They completely took my breath away. You went above and beyond what I could have even expected. Thank you so much!

Jill

Dear Rick,

Thank you for designing the perfect flowers for Beth + Jon’s wedding. Every bouquet, corsage and arrangement was absolutely beautiful. Beth was so happy. Thanks for helping to make their wedding day so special.

Sincerely,
Sue

Dear Rick,

Thank you for designing and delivering such beautiful flowers for my wedding. Everybody was in such awe! You really do such a great job from start to finish. Good luck in your future endeavors, and keep up the great work!

Kindly,
Rachel

Dear Rick,

Time has passed since July but we continue to sing your praises! It’s time I get out the long overdue thank you for all your extra efforts to once again please a bride and her mother. Chantilly National looked its best that day and many thanks to go you and  your creative flare! A gorgeous job!! There are only 4 more Heppes’ weddings to go in the years to come! Don’t go anywhere…

Thank you again,
Mara

Dear Rick,

As usual, the flowers were the hit of my event! You truly are amazing and so very talented. These may have been your best yet – well, other than my wedding! Thank you, thank you for always making me look so good.

Love,
Louise

Rick,

Thank you so much for donating your time and resources for the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital golf classic. The spider mums and rose petals were gorgeous, as well as the big buffet piece! We got many compliments and it’s all thanks to you! Thank you again,

Liz

Rick,

Once again – thank you for your outstanding artistic touch in transforming our lobby arrangements. They are absolutely magnificent and everyone in the building is so pleased. The new arrangements seem to have completely given a new freshness to the lobby – we all thank you.

Elsa

Rick,

We just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful floral arrangements and the bouquets, etc. They were breathtaking! You really understood exactly what I loved – the natural, organic but pink look. We look very forward to working with you again soon!

Love,
Frances

Rick,

It was truly a pleasure working with you and I look forward to many more opportunities! The flowers and chuppah were beautiful and you were professional and such a sweetheart, thank you.

Best,
Shannon

Dear Rick,

Your fabulous flowers created the perfect mood for our bridal shower brunch at Lansdowne on Sunday-perfect colors and proportions for the room – just the right young, modern look that the Bride’s mother and I had hoped for. Thank you so much for making this such a memorable event for all in attendance. The bride was just thrilled.

Sincerely,
Jane Hammarstrom