Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Tiffany & Co.
The Cincinnati Art Museum
The International Sculpture Society
The Taft Museum of Art
The Cincinnati Horticultural Society
The White House
World’s Figure Skating Association
Procter & Gamble Company
The Republican National Committee
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
Children’s Theater of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati Foundation
You can always tell the caliber of an organization by the type of people they work with. The clients of Buttelwerth’s range from individuals to multinational companies and world leaders.
“When we first decided to plan a wedding in Cincinnati, I knew the first criteria I would use in selecting people to work with would be trust. When I first met you, there was no doubt that you were the person I wanted to work with. You are a perfect example of the expression that first impressions are always right. You did not let us down.”
– CB – Springfield, IL
“You created an atmosphere of joie de vive-love and happiness.”
– EIL – Cincinnati, OH
“The Candlelight Dinners would not have been so lovely and enjoyed by everyone had it not been for you. I appreciate the way you were able to take a train station, hotel and museum and turn them into such beautiful rooms.”
-LB – Washington, DC
“Never has anyone seen more beautiful flowers. There wasn’t a flaw anywhere.”
-LD – Cincinnati, OH
“Charlotte is still ‘a buzz’ over the wedding in Cincinnati. It was just perfect, absolutely divine. Thank you so much for the attention to every detail, making it so special.”
-HRC – Charlotte, NC
“From bridal bouquets to boutonnieres and from soup to nuts, all was absolutely awesome and affordable.”
-BH – Cincinnati, OH
“Thank you for making the inaugural dinners so beautiful. They were perfect because of you.”
-KD – Cincinnati, OH / Washington, DC
“My every hope and dream was perfectly executed, not here in in Cincinnati but 2,000 miles away in Santa Fe. No problem for Dennis! He is a true professional of the highest standards with contacts all around the country. He always has his client’s interests at the top of his list. Our wedding was perfect…we didn’t worry because Dennis had everything under control, even the impossible. It was magic!”
-HKH – Cincinnati, OH
“Thank you so much for the fantastic job you did to ensure the visit of the President (to Cincinnati) was a beautiful and elegant affair. You were so pleased to work with and I appreciate the way you dealt with the last minute changes and requests. Thank you for your kindness and attention to every detail.”
-LB – Arlington, VA
“Dennis has been a leading personage in floral design in the United States for over 30 years. He has created the floral designs, planned and produced complete functions for some of the nation’s leading weddings, galas and civic events.”
-HM – Costa Mesa, CA
“I have been a more-than-satisfied customer of Dennis Buttelwerth for over 35 years, There is such piece of mind working with him because I know that anything I order will be exquisite. His artistic sensibility just resonates down to the smallest detail. And I know that he takes the extra steps, such as hardening off all the plant materials that he uses, so that my arrangements last and last. Dennis also immerses himself in planning events, from the tent to the floor to the tastings. He knows all the vendors, the venues, what things should cost. He is confident and clever enough to use his vision and hands-on talent to combine high-end aspects with craft-store elements to orchestrate breathtakingly beautiful events. That’s his signature.”
-H.H. - Cincinnati, OH
“His artistic flair elevates everything we do together here, Dennis brings elegance to our special events because of his knowledge and understanding of art. His special creativity and attention to detail is always noted by our guests.”
-S.L. - Cincinnati, OH
“Dennis loves this city and does whatever he can to help, and he has done this for years. His taste is impeccable. The flowers are always appropriate for the occasion, whether they need to be breathtakingly glamorous for a huge social event, creative yet inexpensive for a community fundraiser or simply elegant and refined for a sit-down dinner for ten. He is just so incredibly inventive. What a gift he is for the city!”
M.S.R. - Cincinnati, OH
Dennis Buttelwerth is a Cincinnatian who planted seeds of success over 50 years ago, and now he's gazing out upon a field of carefully-designed achievements.
A hometown, self-taught designer of floral arrangements for both the grandest occasions and humblest events, Dennis’ keen eye and attention to detail, as well as his unsurpassed commitment to his craft, has taken his career along the paths of U.S. Presidents, the Pope, international event organizers, and even Hollywood.
He is, objectively, a notable artistic and entrepreneurial Cincinnatian worth knowing.
PETUNIAS, PEONIES, AND PANACHE
His shop is in O’Bryonville, along Madison Road. While the days of the mom and pop flower shops have largely passed due to the advent of floral departments in grocery stores, the florist still opens the shop by appointment and works behind the scenes daily. In it, Dennis’ desk and a case of flowers sit just beyond a large picture window bearing his business’ insignia, a badge resembling five decades spent designing attractive, uniquely Buttelwerth arrangements for the likes of everyday citizens and world leaders alike.
He’s altered the business model to accommodate shifting tastes over the years, especially recently as the modern generation’s tastes seemingly lack the same fervor for grand displays previous generations did. But during a career as storied as Dennis’, it’s hardly an issue for the veteran designer.
In fact, the Buttelwerth name is synonymous for deftly tackling even the most challenging jobs. The florist is just as skillful in staging local weddings as he is enhancing Presidential Inaugurations and decorating the White House for Christmas. He’s woven a network of contacts across the nation to assist in his endeavors over the years, ultimately allowing him to achieve anything he takes on.
There is seemingly no limit to how high Dennis’ garden grows.
A ROSY RESUME
Behind his desk is a scattered chronology of awards and framed photos of his life’s career achievements. Dennis’ role in notable events include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
Providing floral arrangements for the inaugurations of both Ronald Reagan in 1985 and George W. Bush in 2005
Decorating the hospitality area for NBC Sports during both the 1975 and 1976 World Series
Decorating the White House for Christmas in 1982
Being part of a delegation of florists who traveled to Rome and joined others from 29 different countries to celebrate the Jubilee of the Vatican honoring Pope John Paul II
Serving as co-chair of the Theme & Decorations Committee for the 1987 World Figure Skating Championships that were held in Cincinnati
Working with Hollywood celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Roberta Peters, Carol Channing, Bernadette Peters, Dolly Parton, and Bette Midler (to name a few)
And he’s not stopping. His loyal clientele still routinely hire him, and there’s always another wedding or event Dennis is preparing for. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone with his drive, accolades, and experience in his field in Cincinnati.
If you’re planning a gathering, don’t settle. Shop local and support someone who knows what you want.
And if you’re a president, a pope, or starring in an upcoming blockbuster, consider adding him to your contacts. You’re going to want to make an impression like your predecessors did.