Monday, November 15, 2010

Blogging about one of my favorite people!

Meet Dawn Ackerman, owner of Hillside Consultants, Inc. based in Colorado Springs, CO. Dawn is an amazing artist using flowers as her medium. Dawn is also one of the coolest people I have ever met:)

Dawn has been bringing floral joy to folks for well over a decade, and loves every moment of doing so. I have met a lot of people in this biz, and Dawn never ceases to amaze me; not only with her flowers, but with her personality. You cannot help but grin and laugh around this woman.

(love these, Dawn!)

I got married last December and Dawn stepped in and took care of the flowers for us. She asked me a ton of questions about colors and favorite flowers and theme... and then kept it all a surprise! You brides out there, imagine this... not knowing what your bouquet is going to look like. I had no idea what she was going to do, but I can honestly say that there was not a single moment I was worried about it!

This is my reaction when I walked into the room------>

Because Dawn had done this on the tables!

And, oh my, our bouquets!!!

She had twisted wire all through them (and out of the centers of some!) and on these wires were lots of little Steampunk-ish elements! Our girls and I felt like princesses:)

You can find out all about Dawn and her company here:
In addition to savvy business owner and florist extraordinaire, Dawn is also the wedding flower expert for the Colorado Springs Examiner. You can read her tips here:

Fabulous photo of Dawn is courtesy of Real Photography:
My wedding photos are courtesy of JasonG Photography:


Anonymous said...

She is one of my favorites as well! She is also how I found that makes her even more great!

Nicole Brower, Colorado Springs
"Stalker" bride (my inside joke with Dawn!)

Kelley Prather said...

Nicole, I am grateful Dawn sent you my way! We like you "stalker" brides:) You're a little crazy like us!