Ellen Cara

After a great run as the owner of Bloemenhaus Florist, a full-service floral gallery on Pearl Street, in the heart of downtown Boulder, Colorado, I retired from retail and moved to the country where that always dreamed of garden became a reality. It’s been growing and overgrowing ever since. My private studio is in the historic Pleasant View Ridge School (circa 1899), a Boulder County Landmark. Nestled outside city limits, it is a remarkable place and superb spot for a creative soul.

I delight in weddings and all things floral! Being a part of a couple’s wedding day is an absolute honor and I’m passionate about offering a brilliant service alongside spectacular floral arrangements.

I lovingly share our homegrown flowers, herbs, hops and succulents and foliages, carefully hand-selecting blooms and foraging organic botanicals from our own gardens. I also source from other local ecologically sound growers for the freshest seasonal and regional flowers. And, for those specialties and “must have flowers”, I discriminately shop Organic and certified sustainably-grown flower farms, whom share a respect for the earth and are committed to ethical, socially and environmentally responsible practices.

I’ve long been the go-to-gal for Green Wedding options in Colorado. I will gladly share my expertise and even cost-saving ideas for eco-conscious weddings. I’m down-to-earth and like to keep it real and fun… “real fun”!

I welcome the opportunity to put my creative talents to work for you.

“Live – Love – Laugh & Bloom”

“Earth laughs in flowers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ellen Cara Boulder

Phone: 303-435-3931


“Everything was perfect!’

Ellen, thank you so, so much for the beautiful displays of flowers and greenery yesterday, they were perfect! Everyone (especially my Mom) could not stop complimenting your work! You definitely made our day extra special. 🙂  Thanks, again ~ Amber and Patrick

HannahBrooke Photography

The Farmette, Lyons, CO

“Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!”

Thank you, Ellen, for making the day so extraordinarily beautiful! Your work is incredible! Much love, PJ & Shane

Lauren Wright Photography
The Shupe Homestead

“The day could not have been any more perfect”…

We were so happy with everything! Thank you for all the beauty you brought to our day. With love and appreciation ~
Heather Rosario Photography



Lindsey & Dylan
Lionscrest Manor, Lyons CO

“Thank You!!”

Dear Ellen, Thank you so much for our amazing wedding flowers! I loved them so very much! They exceeded my expectations by a mile!

Love, Maggie & Michael

Gather and Abide Photography

The Shupe Homestead, Longmont, CO

Gather and Abide Photography
The Shupe Homestead, Longmont, CO

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts”…

Thank you for EVERYTHING! The flowers were absolutely gorgeous- beyond anything we could have imagined. You did such an amazing job ~ You even helped calm the bride. The hardest part is finding the right words to describe how incredible you were in writing. Hugs! Susan MOB

It was wonderful to have you and we’re still in complete awe of our flowers.

AbbeyG Photography


Our best, Katie and Brandon
Private farm, Erie CO

“You have been a joy to work with…”

“Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding day and helping us bring all of our destination wedding dreams to life. Thanks for sharing your creative gift with us! Lots of love,


Kayla & Skylar
TPC Colorado, Berthoud CO

“The flowers were absolutely beautiful!!”

“We can’t thank you enough for everything you did to make our wedding dreams come true. It was all and even more than we imagined! It was so wonderful meeting and working with you!”
Kayla & AJ
Katherine Karee Photography
The Shupe Homestead

“Thank you for bringing our dream to life!”

“Thank you so much for all of your hard work on our wedding floral decor. Everything was absolutely stunning and exactly what we envisioned.

Jaclyn Dickens Photography

Lindsey & Cody 
Shupe Homestead, Longmont, CO

“Everything was completely on point”…

Thanks once again for helping us make the wedding so special. I was impressed with how you took our not fulled formed ideas and interpreted them so beautifully. You really made the difference for us…it was wonderful to have you there to pull together so many details. The Japanese tribute bouquet was amazing! The wedding was such a success thanks to your thoughtful and creative support. With thanks and appreciation ~ Tomas and family

Photo credit: YSS Studios


Olivia & Tim
Legacy Ridge Golf Course

“You are a magician with flowers”…

Thank you so much for making our day that much more beautiful and special. Every detail was perfect. (The arch was absolutely BREATH TAKING.)

Rebecca Skywater Photography

Keely & Jake
TPC Colorado, Berthoud CO

With gratitude

“Wow! We can’t thank you enough for all you did to make everything so special! You did a beautiful job with all the flower arrangements, plants and bouquets! Thanks for making the day so perfect. With gratitude,



Beth & Colin
St. Thomas Aquinas Church & Jewish Community Center, Boulder, CO

We got lots of compliments!

“Thank you so much for all your effort keeping the flowrs looking stunning for the wedding (100+ degrees and bright sun!). We got lots of compliments! Thanks, Ellen for making our little wedding special.

Sarah Barth Images


Rachel & Aaron
Pastures of Plenty, Longmont, CO

“Thank You!”

“We are sorry we missed you after you set everything up. We wanted to say how amazing everything looked. You truly went above and beyond. Thank you! Sincerely, MOB”

“Thank you for everything with the wedding. You are incredible at what you do and we were blown away by what you created. Thanks again for being so kind and easy to work with and just so amazing through the last few months!”

Blue Spruce Photography

Haylee & Kyle
Wild Basin Lodge, Allenspark, CO

“Everything was perfect!”

“One of my favorite things about the day was getting my bouquet and seeing the flower arrangements in the pavilion! Everything was perfect! Thanks for doing an amazing job!”

Walnut Street Photography


Claire & Drew
Black Canyon Inn, Estes Park, CO

We love her ability to listen to what you want…

“Ellen provided flowers for my wedding and for both of my daughters’ weddings. We love her ability to listen to what you want, her creativity, and sense of style for wedding decor. All three weddings were unique, from soft pinks, to indigo blues, and finally a “woodland” wedding with ferns and live plants. I would highly recommend Ellen!”

Julie and Bob
St. Julien Hotel, Boulder, CO

The flowers were absolutely stunning!

“Dear Ellen, We just wanted to thank you so much for the incredible flowers you provided for Hannah and Matt’s wedding and reception. Everyone commented on how fabulous they were. My Mom (who gifted the flowers) especially was so thrilled! She has the alter flowers proudly displayed still in her house. Thank you again, we really appreciate all that you did & will recommend you to everyone.” Meg and Steve (parents of bride).


Hannah and Matt
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church & Hotel Boulderado, Boulder, CO

You create gorgeous!

“Thank you so much for creating such beautiful flower arrangements for our wedding! I loved every single one of them; they were better than anything I could have imagined. It was wonderful working with you and you truly captured our style and personality in the flowers, making our day so special. I know you will have many happy brides – I’m so glad and thankful to be one!

Jackie & Steve
First Congregational Church & Hotel Boulderado, Boulder, CO

The day wouldn’t have been as memorable without You!

“Thank you so much for your beautiful flower arrangements at our recent wedding! All your attention to detail came through and everything looked absolutely beautiful and perfect! You are the best!

Courtney and Antwiwa
Millennium Harvest House, Boulder CO

Anyone who knows her will tell you that her creativity and passion will make an event beautifully unique .

Colbe & Dan
University of Denver, Knoebel Events Center

You are truly gifted, and I am so glad I had you as my florist!

“Your work was amazing. I never thought I’d want the “hands with rings” picture, but I like them, actually, because of how beautiful your flowers were. Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did! Everyone absolutely loved the variety and color, and you really met all my expectations, exceeding some even. You are truly gifted, and I am so glad I had you as my florist. I’ve already recommended you to a gal in my office, and will do so again anytime I have the chance in the future.”

Natalie & Juston
The Ranch Country Club - Westminster CO

The flowers were beautiful and everything just perfect!

“Ellen, Thanks so much for your guidance and insight. It calms us that you’ll be taking care of details. Aloha” Christine, Mother-of-Bride

“Thank you for everything. The flowers were beautiful and everything just perfect. One of my bridesmaids is getting married and will be calling you….”

Desmonne & Brian
Flagstaff House - Boulder, CO

You delivered exactly what we wanted for our wedding day!

“You delivered exactly what we wanted for our wedding day! Your floral designs were beautiful and absolutely perfect at our outdoor wintery wedding. Then, your artful touch inside the Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery truly personalized that great space for our reception. Your plants, flowers, candelabras, caviar and cake displays all added just the right touch! You made it all work flawlessly and seem so easy- you really went above and beyond. What else could a bride ask for!”

Amy & Boris
Rembrandt Yard - Boulder CO

My bouquet was absolutely gorgeous and handcrafted jewelry was exquisite!

“I cannot say enough great things about Ellen. From the moment we met her, we knew she was the perfect fit. Her style, passion and professionalism is second to none. I will recommend Ellen to everyone who wants a unique style for their “special day”…she will blow you away!!!” “Ellen, You did such a fabulous job. My bouquet was absolutely gorgeous and handcrafted jewelry was exquisite … You were by far our favorite vendor… we think the world of you and your services…”

Kristin & Aaron
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

The work you did for our wedding was truly amazing!

“It was great getting to meet you and know you over the course of the last year while planning our wedding. The work you did for our wedding was truly amazing – it was so much more than we could have dreamed of – really perfect!”

Katie & Atman
Lionscrest Manor - Lyons CO

Thank you for making our wedding day so beautiful!

“Danny and I just wanted to thank you for making our wedding day so beautiful! Everything looked amazing. The chuppah was perfect and the reception room looked just how I imagined it. We got tons of compliments on the decor!”

Eryn & Danny
Della Terra Mountain Chateau - Estes Park, CO

I was in tears just looking at the table settings and bouquets!

“We wanted to thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special. The flowers were amazing and turned out better than we ever imagined. Everyone commented on them! We would love to recommend you to anyone! Thank you for making our day spectacular!”

Nina & Paul
Lionscrest Manor, Lyons CO

We would love to recommend you to anyone!

“The flowers were spectacular and could not have been any more perfect!  You were so accommodating and extremely easy to work with. Thank you so much for helping make my day perfect!”

Melissa & Jason
Amphitheater, Boulder & Family Farm - Longmont, CO