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AAAME

Karin is a Class #13, 2012 graduate of APS’s Academy for the Advancement of Minority Enterprises (AAAME) program, which is open only to a prestigious and limited group of small businesses in Arizona. Accepted as one of only 13 businesses into the program in 2010, God’s Garden Treasures has benefited richly from AAAME’s MBA-level intensive business training and coaching.

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Karin Crawford is an award-winning floral designer

2012 – Named by Telefora as a TOP 2000 florist for the year

View the Teleflora Press Release here.

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2012 – Arts and Flowers – 2nd Place for “Most Creative Interpretation”

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2011 – NACE’s Tabletop Competition – 2nd Place

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2011 – Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award

Bride's Choice Award Winner

2010 – theknot.com –  Best of Weddings

the Knot Best of Weddings Award

2008 – 1st Place in the IFDA Tableau competition

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Testimonials

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Hello Karin,I just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know how amazing the flowers looked for the wedding! Gina and I could not have been happier with our bouquets, they were more beautiful then we could have ever imagined! Everything was perfect! I can’t even tell you! It was the most amazing day of my life, thank you so much. Our photographer even said that the flowers were by far the most beautiful and unique she had ever seen (and she has done a TON of weddings). As soon as I get the pictures I will send you some if you would like, just let me know! 🙂 Thank you so much again! You guys are amazing!
Dina 🙂

I highly recommend this flower shop! I searched for hours browsing the internet looking for the perfect arrangement for my event and I was exhausted because all the other sites had similar or “canned” arrangements…………….and in this economy, let’s face it, everyone probably can save a buck. Ironically, I found God’s Garden Treasures. They had something different an arrangement that was just perfect. To be honest, it was more than I wanted to spend, but looking at the other sites, the fact that they were different justified my purchase. As I made the purchase, I noticed a note on my confirmation purchase email that was a disclaimer noting that I may not get “exactly” what I see. This worried me a little. The next day I got a call and as luck would have it they didn’t have a piece in stock. The piece missing is the exact piece that I struck my eyes too. This might upset someone hearing this news, but what struck me was the way the employee, I am assuming the owner, who called handled telling me this info. She was very, very empathic about it. She offered replacements, she offered a discount and she offered contacting her supplier for alternatives. I choose the latter option. Doing this required her supplier to make a two hour drive. I requested the owner not call because I work during the day, but use text if she needed to contact me. The next day, I got a texted picture message that showed me what the supplier had on hand. I never asked for the option to choose, I assumed the flower shop would just make the arrangement and deliver. I’m glad she sent me the picture, because none of the options were satisfying. I called the store. I was greeted very professionally. When you deal with this company you will notice right away, they are serious and take pride in what they do. The gal that answered knew me right away. I gave her the news, I told her I didn’t care for the alternatives and actually asked her if I could pick another arrangement. She was willing but at the last minute I came up with alternative that might work for me. I knew that my suggestion might make it harder for her, but figured this is what I pay for. She didn’t hesitate what’s so ever. In fact, the feeling I got from her was, I’m going to take care of you. That was a huge relief! I asked for delivery confirmation a picture of how it turned out and she noted this was something they provide within 24 hours. I’m not clear if that is standard for everyone but if it is, make note, I know you don’t get this type of service at the big box stores. Before the 24 hours were over I got a facebook posting. Below is the response I got from the recipient of my arrangement: The personal note… Omg omg!!!!! XXXXX, you’re the bomb! Got your flowers today and I was crying!!!! Omg, I never seen such a beautiful arrangement in my life!!! Love the cross! What is your phone number? I want to call you! I know a bunch of girls r coming to service this Wednesday. I hope your able to make it. I hope you can come. Thank you again so much!!! The main page… I received the most beautiful flowers today! Thank you xxxx for the beautiful flower arrangement, prayers and support. You have lifted me. Hugs and kisses, girlfriend!! I think this speaks volumes. Who could ask for more. I will use this company again and was more than happy to write a review them. This is what quality service is about and it’s very hard to find these days!!! – Anonymous

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Karin
I can’t thank you enough for helping us pull off a wedding in two days (with you being given the flower order within hours of the wedding).
It all started when we arrived at our friends home in Ahwatukee the evening of Friday, 9/13.  (Keep in mind we traveled from St. Louis, MO to Phoenix, AZ to vacation with our friends.)  Upon arrival, we were greeted with such enthusiasm and an announcement that in their home will be \”a wedding\” on Saturday, 9/14, at 2pm (yes . . . that is the next day after our arrival 🙂
Wanting to do anything we could for the bride and groom, I took their daughters Saturday morning and we set off to locate flowers for the bridal party.
We were blessed to have found you on a web site and called when we couldn\’t locate your shop.  It was now around 10:30am and we were running short on time.  Your staff was so gracious and helpful . . . she explained the business had moved and that the floral artist/designer (you Karin) would be in later around noon.  Hearing the urgency (more accurately described as panic in my voice) she contacted you, Karin.
You returned my call promptly.  You reassured me that you could make something beautiful despite the limited resources and time for this special occassion.  So without ever meeting the bride or groom, and simply going by direction from me and the helpful hints from their daughters, you pulled it off!  The bridal bouquet was romantic, yet whimsical, which definitely fit the bride\’s personality.  The groom and groomsmen were dapper in their boutonnieres and the wrist corsages were timeless with pearl (like) bracelets.
I don’t believe we could have done any better (or would we have changed anything) with months of planning.  You are a true artist and your team delivers as well (I mean really, they delivered the flowers to us by 1:45pm).  Wow, what a team!
While I don’t live in Arizona, everyone that asks me about my vacation has heard this story about you Karin, and your floral design shop “God’s Garden Treasures”.

 

From my heart, Thank you!!!  Tammy Hawkins, St. Louis, MO

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