My love affair with beautiful flowers and event-planning began at the age of three, as I played in my grandmother’s gardens. My fascination with the floral universe continued throughout my acting career as I absorbed all the elements that helped ensure a magical experience for an audience. Now, there's nothing I love more than creating floral magic for my clients.
Versatility and creativity allow Back to Eden to produce weddings and events in locations as diverse as a small farm in Indiana to a magnificent
Italian palazzo in NYC. But - most importantly - collaboration with clients is the key to happy, successful celebrations!
So, whether you want out-of-the-box, crazy beautiful, or traditional with a twist, just go BACK to EDEN to find it!
is to discover together what is uniquely you.
I don’t know many people who could plan a wedding in America for a couple living in Italy. Adding to the challenge, my bride spoke only Italian. But Rebecca Downs rose to the occasion - through phone, cyberspace, and translation services! She even found us an entire Italian Palazzo in New York City with a small chapel and a beautiful reception room! The flowers were gorgeous!
We were ecstatic and highly recommend Back to Eden!
P.G. and Anna Maria Bolla, Verona, Italy
Back to Eden did the design and flowers for our wedding and I honestly could not have asked for a better experience. Rebecca sat down with me several times to discuss my ideas and desires. She was always open to incorporating my thoughts and wishes (from a ceremony in a field to using organic and sustainably raised flowers) and I know I didn’t make it easy for her. We went back and forth several times until the design was just what I envisioned. She worked with our caterer to
co-ordinate the linens and other design elements and was an absolute dream to work with. The flowers were exquisite from the bouquets and centerpieces to the tiniest details on our dessert table. She created a magical ambience for the most wonderful day we will never forget.
Morgan Hoke and Doug Smit, La Porte, Indiana
When I hosted a bridal shower, Rebecca carefully listened to my needs, wishes and requirements. She went above and beyond the call of duty and accompanied me to a local farmers’ market, where we collaborated on the selection of flowers for the party arrangements. It turned out beautifully.
Deborah Smith, Marin County, California
From weddings to theater parties and from meetings to on-stage floral arrangements, Rebecca is a wise collaborator with endless imagination, sensitivity and a keen eye for design and color.
Sally Sherwood, NYC
We asked Back to Eden to decorate the restaurant where I was having my wife’s 40th birthday party. We requested all white and Rebecca suggested that every table have a different variety of white flower. Instead of the same-old, same-old, we got a fresh effect that was spectacular and felt abundant. The enormous arrangement on the bar of all the flowers together beautifully assembled every element of the evening. We loved Back to Eden and would use them again in a heartbeat.
Eugenio and Lisa Minoli, NYC
Our non-profit used Back to Eden for a Halloween-themed event in Riverside Park. Rebecca showed up with the most creative and fun arrangements that you could imagine, including hilarious pumpkins that talked back to the guests and gorgeous autumnal arrangements. Ghoulish and glorious, she did it all. So fun!
Catherine and Tom, NYC
Back to Eden created a college graduation bouquet for my daughter when I was squeamish
about just giving just cash as a present, Rebecca suggested turning the bills into paper butterflies as part of the arrangement. It was the most creative thing I had ever seen, absolutely charming. Best of all, my daughter loved it! She kept the “money butterflies” in her wallet for two years
as emergency cash :)