“Fleur de Vie is the preferred floral design studio for special events at the Houston Design Center which serves the Houston interior design community. Madeleine Elmer understands the specific design aesthetic required for each event and theme, large or small, and delivers chic and appropriate designs every time. The first year she entered our annual “Deck the Tables” tablescape competition, she won the award for best floral design. Her arrangements are unique, sophisticated and classic, and a lovely complement to any interior space or event.”
Sheri Roane, Marketing Director, Houston Design Center
“Madeleine and her work at Fleur de Vie Houston was outstanding. She responded very promptly to our request for floral design for our client’s gala. Her ideas were perfect and fit well with the event theme. Delivery of the florals for the event was on time and perfect. We highly recommend her services.”
Carrie Eickenroht, CEO, Empower Events
“I called on Fleur de Vie to provide arrangements for a corporate event. Madeleine’s ideas and final product more than surpassed my expectations. Her choice of containers and flowers are refreshing and truly set her apart from her competitors.”
Kim Strange, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association
“Madeleine has an exceptional eye for color and creativity. Her floral arrangements are like individual works of art. Whether it's a wedding, gala or even special occasion she devotes her time to making each special piece unique and memorable.”
Roseann Rogers, VP of Trees of Hope, Director of Marketing at John Daugherty Realtors and Houston’s “Buzz Lady”
“We asked Fleur de Vie to provide table arrangements and an entryway design consistent with our luncheon theme, “Seasons of Caring” at the River Oaks Country Club ballroom in the fall of 2014. Madeleine provided over 30 settings (that you could talk over!), perfectly matched to our table linens, with a subtle, tasteful autumn palette that set the tone of the room. Lovely, appealing, and peaceful -- yet striking. Wonderful work. Madeleine easily grasped our concept, took it to the next level, and executed without issue. She made it seem effortless.”
Steve Duson, Executive Director, Interface-Samaritan Counseling Centers, Inc.
“The luncheon was one of, if not THE, best ever. It was absolutely gorgeous!!”
Jane L., Interface Samaritan Counseling Centers “Seasons of Caring” Fundraising Luncheon Committee
“I turned to Madeleine and Fleur de Vie for our luncheon centerpieces. She helped me refine our ideas and tailored them to both our budget and theme. She went out of her way to find containers/vases that matched the look we were going for. We sold the centerpieces to luncheon guests to help offset some of the event expenses – and every centerpiece sold. The finished product completely exceeded my expectations. Fleur de Vie’s florals helped elevate our luncheon to the next level.”
Abby Clark, Director of Special Events, St. Francis Episcopal Day School
“Fleur de Vie designed a beautiful arrangement of Mardi Gras-colored florals for the Spindletop Mardi Gras Celebration event centerpieces. Owner Madeleine Elmer was a delight for us to work with, and her charm, enthusiasm and creativity resulted in a unique design enjoyed by the attending guests! Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler, thanks to Fleur de Vie !
Constance White, Executive Director of Spindletop International Charities
“The party was absolutely beautiful!! It could not have been more perfect. I can't thank you enough for all that you did to make last night so special.”
Rachel Boehler, Gala Co- Chair, Trees of Hope 25th Anniversary “Silver Bells Ball”
“The ballroom was just amazing! I got so many comments about how beautiful everything was. Thank you, thank you!”
Laura Jones, Gala Co-Chair, Trees of Hope 25th Anniversary “Silver Bells Ball”
“What a gorgeous evening!! The ball room looked absolutely stunning! You did a great job and you are obviously extremely talented!! Thank you for all the hard work. Just amazing!!”
Michelle Stewart, Auction Co- Chair, Trees of Hope 25th Anniversary “Silver Bells Ball”
“We sold all of the flower arrangements! I bought 4….they look beautiful in my home. Thank you so much for making the arrangements so special.”
Pam R., Client for fundraising luncheon
“Madeleine was fantastic to work with! It was like she knew exactly what I wanted and needed. She put together gorgeous bouquets and floral arrangements that were beautiful at the church ceremony and the reception. The arrangements were elegant and classic adding so much warmth and beauty to our evening. I can't tell you how many compliments I received on the flowers.
She was willing and happy to incorporate any of my ideas (and she made all of them work perfectly!). It was also evident that she has a lot of experience and knew more ideas to share to make the evening truly spectacular. After getting to know me and my likes and dislikes, she created the perfect vision to pull off the whole event! She worked so tirelessly to make my day special and she succeeded! When I think back on our wedding and reception, the flowers immediately pop into my mind - they were perfect!
I whole heartedly recommend Madeleine and Fleur de Vie to any bride interested in having the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have hired someone who will very much care about you and want your day to be as beautiful as you do. “
“Working with Madeleine Elmer and Fleur de Vie was an absolute joy. When choosing a florist for your wedding you want someone who can see your vision and someone with elegant taste. Madeleine not only embodies those two qualities, but she is an active listener and has a very vast knowledge of the business. After meeting her I felt completely at ease and knew she would do a wonderful job. She created an elegant look at both the church and reception within a set budget. The bouquets, boutonnieres, and arrangements were all perfect. My husband and I cannot thank Madeleine and her team enough!”
“Fleur de Vie did an absolutely fabulous job for our daughter's wedding. The owner delivered everything she promised and then some. She did a particularly outstanding job of incorporating a challenging color combination at our reception (magenta and salmon) and the compliments have not stopped coming in from our friends and family. Our reception was in a venue that required a lot of pizzazz and Fleur de Vie delivered. There were two fireplace mantels that needed decorating and the results were breath-taking! The arrangements at the church were absolutely beautiful and, again, Madeleine's innate sense of color was evident. Every guest we talked to at the wedding and reception commented on the flowers. Of all the vendors we hired, Madeline was by far and away the most organized, efficient, and thorough. She was in touch with all of the other vendors that had anything to do with the floral aspect of the wedding. I can't recommend Fleur de Vie highly enough!”
“I know we're a couple of cities apart, but I hope we get to work with you again someday. You did a fantastic job at Nikki's wedding!”
Eric Sartoris, Anthology Photography, (Austin)
"Madeline Elmer and Fleur de Vie made my wedding day so beautiful! The trumpet-style alter arrangements were stunning and the special bouquets for the wedding party were perfect for each person. Madeline's care and love for her craft could be seen in every detail. She is warm and wonderful to work with!"
“Magical day!! Thank you so much! Everyone is still talking about the flowers!”