Dear Owner of the Wild Flower,
Oh my goodness, our rehearsal dinner at the Wildflower was amazing. The Wildflower Loft is a warm, wonderful, private space and it was perfect for our event. Long distance planning was required so I was not able to taste the food and I was only able to see the space in photos. The week of the wedding I arrived in St. Louis and went to see the Wildflower. In person the space was even better, a proper space yet warm and inviting. We had lunch and it was delicious.
I had been working with Jessica Ladd, the Wildflower’s catering and event co-coordinator. She is absolutely the perfect person to work with. She is knowledgeable as well as very gracious and dear. She promptly responded to my calls and e-mails. Jessica patiently answered all of my many question (sometimes more than once). She understood my budget and how I wanted the evening to flow. My sister handled the flowers and the room accents. It was beautiful. We had cocktails and appetizers in the bar area for about an hour. Then we moved to the dining room for dinner and finished with coffee and fondue. The food was served hot and was delicious. And the servers were lovely and attentive.
Jessica helped me to consider several details I had not thought of which added to the success of the evening. During the planning it was clear to me that Jessica and the Wildflower were invested in the success of my event.
Our guests had a wonderful time. They were relaxed, and joyful. The groomsmen and bridesmaids found themselves easily sharing publically, through laughter and tears, about their relationships with the groom and bride and how they appreciated them. It was spontaneous and heart-warming.
The lovely space, great food, and Jessica’s help in planning produced an event that our beautiful couple, some of their family and their wedding party will never forget.
I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful our event on September 3 turned out. It was fabulous and it was all because of you! George and I are still receiving glowing compliments from our guests. Weddings are stressful enough to begin with but having to plan a rehearsal party from over 500 miles away in a city that I was not at all that familiar with had the potential for stress overload. Nevertheless, you were not only so professional and helpful every step of the way working with me; I really felt that you were personally taking care of us like family. It was not just a job to be finished. Your attention to detail was amazing and I was so delighted by the execution of the set-up. The food was delicious and your support staff spot on. Thank you so much for making our event for our son and his new bride such a success. You contributed so much to our beautiful memories of this special time in our lives.
Sincerely, Mrs. Theresa Emfinger
This email is way overdue in that our fantastic rehearsal dinner was June 27! However, please note that my husband and I knew from the first meeting with Jessica that all our plans would be in good hands. When we drove down from Chicago, to meet with 6 different venues, we knew the second one would the perfect place, that was The Wildflower Loft. We cancelled our other appointments after meeting with Jessica. I have to be honest, I have done plenty of planning of events, but Jessica was the most important part of your package. Both my husband and I were so impressed with her professionalism and attention to detail during the first meeting that we could only imagine that we were in very capable and experienced hands for planning the perfect party for Todd, our son. And we were! Jessica became to me a very willing friend who cared about putting our thoughts together and making final decisions realistic. She caught on to our “casual smart” sense of style and recognized that we were willing to spend what it took to throw “our party”, but not take advantage of it. Jessica was very succinct in her email communication getting to the point and asking for details that she needed to complete the project. Her timeliness in responding to our requests was also very much appreciated. Honestly, I feel like a made a friend for life! I appreciate Jessica’s dedication to your business, her pride in her job, her contagious enthusiasm for our event, the warmth which she met our needs, and the “over and above service” with which she made us feel special. Jessica is an outstanding team player and made our rehearsal the perfect evening for us! My only regret is that it took me so long to share our experience with you! We love your restaurant, we LOVE the loft and have eaten there since. Thank you for helping us to set the stage for future fun times with…the in laws! We now share many fond memories and they include the party at “The Loft”, as our guests referred to it at the wedding. With much gratitude…
Fondly, Chari and Bob Nyberg
We can’t thank you enough for everything you and your staff did to make Lauren & Preston’s wedding rehearsal dinner such a success! We are receiving compliments from our family and friends on hosting such a lovely party. We and our guests were so pleased with the experience: from the charming venue, and perfect ambiance of the evening to how friendly, prompt and professional your service team was. We received wonderful compliments on the food, which of course was fantastic. From the appetizers to the entrees, salad and sides it would be difficult to name a favorite item because it was all delicious! Thanks to you, all our attention could be focused on meeting new family and friends, celebrating with those whom we already knew and making happy memories to enjoy forever. We would highly recommend The Wild Flower to anyone seeking just the right venue for fabulous food, service and an overall excellent experience. We look forward to dining at The Wild Flower on future visits to St Louis and would definitely host more parties there should the occasion arise. (hmmm like baby showers?)
Fondly, Beth & Randall, parents of the groom ~ Rehearsal Dinner
Thanks to you and the Wild Flower staff for making Ted and Molly’s rehearsal dinner a magical evening. The location was perfect for a celebration with friends and family and the decorations were beautiful. Your attention to every detail made it possible for us to thoroughly enjoy this occasion with our guests. The food was delicious and the service was truly amazing. I appreciated your ability to accommodate the special requests of our guests. The staff was friendly, courteous and efficient. I did not think that it would be possible to arrange a rehearsal dinner by telephone and email. You made it so easy! I love the way you started your response to every request by saying, “No problem.”
Again, many thanks.
Galen and Linda
Now that things have returned to normal, Marsha and I really want to thank you and your team for just a wonderful evening. Everything was perfect. We have had many positive comments on the ambiance of the room and the flawless service. Everything ran so easily in the background so we could concentrate on the festivities in the foreground. You may rest assured we will be strongly encouraging any of our friends and relatives that are looking for a warm, friendly, and inviting venue to consider Wild Flower Loft. And the food was fabulous as we knew it would be.
Thanks again for a perfect evening.
It was a wonderful party! Everyone had a great time and you all did a beautiful job! The place, service, food and flowers were wonderful!! Thanks so much for a terrific job!