Referrals & Recommendation 



Thank you so much to all of you for your nice words....that's a big bear hug for my soul!

I loved and appreciated every minute with you...human beings like "YOU" enrich my heart and life! 

I'll never forget you! 




   Michelle & Zach Curtis / Adcock


BEAUTIFUL and elegant creations!! Elfi is dedicated to making sure every petal is perfect!!! Gorgeous bouquets to keep forever!




   Agi & Georg Krause



“Elfi Curtis von Fairy Tales of Flowers hat es geschafft aus einem einzigartigen Tag, unserer Goldhochzeit einen unvergesslichen Tag zu machen. Sowohl für uns, als auch für unsere Gäste! Mit unermüdlichem Engagement, tollen Ideen und vielen liebevollen Details mit dem gewissen Extra hat sie unserem großen Tag diese Unvergesslichkeit verliehen. Besonders der amerikanische Style hat bei unseren Gäste und natürlich bei uns einen einmaligen und unvergesslichen "WOW EFFEKT" hinterlassen. Selbst heute erhalten wir noch Komplimente von unseren Freunden für die Hochzeitsdekoration. Da ist es schon fast schade, dass man nur einmal im Leben heiratet oder in unserem Fall nur einmal eine Goldhochzeit feiert.

"Wir würden Elfi und Ihr Team jederzeit weiter empfehlen!" 




     Dennis & Iris Krüger


Die Überlegung, uns Hilfe bei einem Hochzeitsplaner zu holen, war richtig, das bestätigte sich schon bald. 

Für uns ist klar: Das war eine der besten Investitionen unseres Lebens! So konnten wir unsere gemeinsame Zeit ganz unserer kleinen Tochter widmen und hatten überhaupt keinen Stress bei den Hochzeitsvorbereitungen.

Elfi, du hast alles bis ins kleinste Detail für uns geplant und uns auf Sachen aufmerksam gemacht, 
an die wir nie gedacht hätten. Du hast immer wieder die anstehenden Termine kompakt zusammen gelegt, sodass wir wenig Aufwand hatten,um sie alle wahrzunehmen.
Du warst jederzeit für uns da und hast dich aller unserer Probleme in der Vorbereitung angenommen und sie gelöst.
Bei der Hochzeit und anschließenden Feier selbst, warst du die gute Fee im Hintergrund und als erstes für uns und dann auch für die Gäste immer da und hast die kleinen Probleme souverän gelöst. Auch bei der Wahl der externen Dienstleistern hast du ein goldenes Händchen bewiesen und uns super Firmen vorgeschlagen. Dein Design und die Dekoration der Location war atemberaubend!
Also: wer vorhat zu heiraten, dem können wir Dich wärmstens empfehlen, dann geht auch garantiert nichts schief!

Nochmals Dankeschön für Deine Hilfe und vor allem für die umwerdende Dekoration!



   Helen White

Absolutely beautiful!! I have received soooooooo many compliments on my daughters classy, unique and elegant

wedding. Words cannot express how wonderful everything turned out. The time taken was truly worth every second.

STUNNING!! I honestly cannot say what was my favorite of the décor and/or floral arrangements. Steph was so

surprised and over joyed with everything. Thank you, thank you, thank you Elfi.



     Marisa & Brandon McCone

Dear Elfi, 
Where do I begin? Firstly, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for all you have done for me during the past couple of months. You have been a blessing both as a friend and florist! The church was beautiful, but my reception was absolutely stunning! I could have not asked for more, you exceeded my wildest dreams!! I was told by so many of the vendors from the DJ to the photographer that it was the most beautiful reception they had ever seen! I would have to say I agree. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and saying patient with me and my last minute additions/changes! Your honesty and integrity are invaluable, any bride who hires you will not be disappointed.



  Amanda and Nathan Hansen

I have no words to describe what an amazing woman, friend, florist, planner and did I say friend? Because that is what Elfi is, a very dear friend. When I began to plan the wedding of my dreams to my best friend I was excited and nervous as I'm sure every bride is. While I was planning I was also learning how to walk again... I was in a car accident when I was 16 which left me paralyzed from the waist down (wheelchair bound) and I swore to myself that when I met the right man and we started our life together I wouldn't wheel down to him, I would walk. I of course had to use a walker because my muscles were not strong enough without one since I had been sitting for 8 years. As excited as I was to get married I was nervous about the wedding being "normal" I didn't want to stick out and have people think it was sweet that the "girl in the wheelchair was getting married". I was worried about not having the bride moments that all brides get to have just because I had so many other things to worry about with walking, not getting dizzy, staying hydrated, all that fun stuff. I was most worried that people wouldn't look at me as they would a normal bride. I was scared. Towards the final weeks I started asking my now husband if we could just go elope because I didn't want to get married in front of all those people, it was too nerve-racking. He assured me that I should never be embarrassed to have to use a chair to get around and I definitely shouldn't be embarrassed to be using a walker to walk. Well that was sweet of him and I cherish him for always supporting me, but I still had my fears and was super self conscious. The night of our rehearsal Elfi was at the church because she was decorating that as well as the hall for our reception (which she did beautifully!!) she brought my walker that she had had for the last week to decorate. I'm crying now just thinking about it. This amazing woman made all of my fears and doubts fly out the window when I saw how beautiful she made that ugly walker. I cried that night when I saw it and again the next day. I was blown away by what a transformation she had made to something that is just plain metal. 
The day of our wedding, I did feel beautiful.
I would never have felt as confident, free and bride-like as I did that day without Elfi's inspiration, love, care and time that she put in to decorating my walker. Which SHE suggested I use as my bouquet because I didn't know how I was going to carry a normal bouquet. 
I can not thank her enough for truly making my day perfect. Love you Elfi! Thank you so much x a million! 
I'm confident that on my wedding day people saw ME, not the fact that my legs didn't work. I was a bride, not "a bride in a wheelchair/using a walker". Nothing can ever describe how it feels to just feel normal and beautiful after seeing yourself a certain way for so long. Thank you Elfi, you are my angel.



      Kali Elisabeth & Kerry Gruenhagen

My groom and I chose to search for local small businesses for our wedding vendors. While looking we came across Fairy Tales of Flowers. Elfi Curtis is the owner and works out of her home. Our first opinion/thought of her was "how accommodating". My groom is a farmer and works very long hours some days and finding time is difficult. Elfi worked with our schedule and we were able to meet her last minute in her home at 6 pm as it was raining and we were suddenly free. She offered us cookies, water, coffee, and we ended up talking with her about our wedding and random other things, not leaving until after 10 pm. She is such a wonderful lady with amazing talent. Now I was unsure as to what I needed from her or what she was willing to do but she was amazing at helping us every step of the way. She took us in her own car to our church to understand exactly what we were wanting and she was able to create such an amazing, personal, classy, elegant and beautiful look. She took my vision and expanded it more than I could have imagined. Not only did she do our bouquets but also the decorations at our church and reception. Our wedding was on a Sunday and unfortunately I did not realize how much time it would take for her to complete our perfect look but Elfi was more than accommodating and made it all work out. Over the year we worked with her, we formed quite a friendship. We even decided to invite Elfi to our wedding and reception. She got to know us and our personal stories as well and in a way became quite the mother figure to me. We still keep in touch and try to meet up for lunch from time to time. It is so hard to come across such amazing, true, honest and lovely people these days and I will hold on to this friend for sure






 Janet A. Brown-Lowe, Executive Director


17. October, 2013

Elfi Curtis / “Fairy Tales of Flowers”

It is a pleasure to recommend Elfi Curtis to potential future customers as a floral and interior designer.  Elfi has done work for our facility with very positive results.  Among the tasks she has completed are table arrangements for retail sale, window and entryway displays and special event participation.  The table arrangements were crafted for seasonal rotation and always drew appreciative comments.  Elfi provided impressive, creative window displays for summer and Christmas applications and she did a wonderful job of assembling a striking setting within our very limited budget.  In 2012 our facility sponsored a “Brides on a Budget” open house, and Elfi provided stunning examples of her work with wedding flowers.  We were very proud to have her altar and reception arrangements, bridal bouquets, and wedding party creations for both men and women on display.  Her work is characterized by its unique combination of proportion, color and unpredictable selections of flowers and accessories such as ribbon, jewels, shells, etc.  There is always an element of unanticipated beauty in her designs.

Elfi is a good listener and asks thorough questions of her customers.  This is the basis of her outstanding service.  She always tries to create something special , keeping the factors of price, image and good taste in a custom combination that is pleasing and intriguing.  She is conscientious about deadlines and scheduling to make sure her work is completed promptly, on time and within financial guidelines.  She is not satisfied until her customer is satisfied, and she works hard to make certain this happens.  She responds to communications promptly and communicates well during a project timeline. 

Our facility has enjoyed our relationship with Elfi Curtis for three years.  During that time we have made her business card and brochure available to our members and visitors as a recommendation, a sign of our confidence.   We endorse her both professionally and personally as a reliable and talented resource for floral work and for special event and interior design.


Janet A. Brown-Lowe, Executive Director

German American Heritage Center 




   Deb Underhill

You did an amazing job !! Beautiful Wedding !!




 Daniel Fox (Manager)

A BIG thanks to Elfi for making our showrooms look so great! We really appreciate her hard work in getting us the right plants and maintaining them! If you want personalized quality, we strongly recommend Fairy Tales of Flowers!
From Kimberly BMW of Davenport and Kimberly Car City.



***** She makes everything look beautiful! If you need anything to do with flowers, this is the place to go!



   Jamie and James Schumpert

Elfi, Thank you so much for everything you did for our special day. You went above & beyond. It was more beautiful than we could have ever imagened. Tahnk you for always being there for us both. We love ya! Jimmy and Jamie





 Jillene (WLLR)
Elfi-Thank you so much for the beautiful arrangement and your kind words! I love the flowers! Thank you! Jillene :) (from WLLR)

  Lisa Hunt

Elfi, Thank you so much for your support and friendship. You are a Blessing. I look forward to a great relationship with you and working with you. Thank you for being my friend. Lisa


Fairy Tales of Flowers designed Centerpieces for Lisa Hunt's DIY Seminar at the Holliday Inn Hotel in Rock Island, IL and some Quinceańera Centerpieces!



Stephanie White

Elfi, Thank you so much for attending my bridal shower! I hope you had fun since it was your first one :) I love Margaritias and can't wait ti use my glasses and pitcher! When I get my house I will have to have you over for a drink :) Thanks for all you do :) Love you! Love Steph




 Tyrone Davis

Thanks ...your work is what is amazing....its easy to take good photos when you have that to work with!



 Sandy Collier
New fan here and added you to my page at D'zynes!!! Look forward to sharing.



 Carrie Meumann

beautiful bouquet! I would love to take photos of your flowers with a lovely bride! Hope to see that become a reality!