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Alicia’s bright and beautiful wedding

When a bride comes to us and wants lots of colour in her bouquets, we get excited!

There are so many possibilites that open up!

Amy designed this wedding for Alicia and it turned out gorgeous.

Thanks to the bride for bringing us some beautiful photos by Kate Dath Photography

The bride’s bouquet

Alicia carried a mix of gerbera daisies, mini carnations, green button poms and white stephanotis.

Close up of the bride’s bouquet

Now that’s a LOT of colour!!

I love just looking at these bouquets. The colours scream ‘summer!!!’

Colourful wrap and broach on the handle

These cool touches, like the broach on the handle of the bouquet, are great ideas to make your wedding bouquet totally unique.

If you have a wedding coming up in the next year, call us to see what ideas we have for you!

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Mallory and Wes’ January Wedding

I received some pictures from Jessica Lally Photography from a wedding that we did back in January. It was beautiful and sparkly and everything a blingy wedding should be! Mallory didn’t have an exact vision of what she wanted so she let the designer, Pat, have a creative license.

I delivered the wedding myself and when the bride opened the box, she exclaimed “Oh LOOK!”

She loved it!! They were so kind and came back and gave Pat a big ol’ hug a few weeks after the wedding.

Thanks to Mallory and Wes for letting us share in their special day. And thanks again to Jessica Lally for the beautiful pictures :o)

And here are some pictures I took of the bride receiving her flowers and my artsy close up of the bouquet :o)

We’ll be back on Monday with a contest for your mama :o) You don’t want to miss it!

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How to Care for your Easter Lily

We’re open today! It’s Good Friday, I know, but we’re busy little beavers over here! At Easter, as any other holiday, things get a little crazy. Please excuse me for recycling a post from a few years ago!! This is what I wrote back then :o)

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You received an Easter Lily. It’s beautiful, it’s wonderful. Now, what do you do with it?

Easter Lilies like it on the cooler side of things. Indoor temperatures of up to 70 degrees in the day and during the nighttime they prefer around 60-65 degrees. They are probably not the best idea for the little old lady who has her thermostat set at 85.

They like moderate light. Moderate light means bright but indirect sunlight.  Think sunny room, but not right in the window. If you can read the paper without turning a light on, that’s moderate light.

They should be watered nearly every day. If the plant is wrapped in decorative foil, make sure that there isn’t any standing water in the bottom. This will cause root rot. It’s the plant equivalent of having wet socks on.

The blooms will last longer if the anthers (yellow pollen-bearing pieces) are removed from the center of the flowers.

As one bloom dies, make sure to cut it off. It makes it prettier and you’re not wasting any water feeding a dying bloom.

It is almost impossible to force Easter lilies into bloom a second time indoors. An alternative is to plant them outdoors in spring, where they may bloom again in fall. The plants will need a site with bright light but some shelter from extreme heat and wind. They are not hardy enough to survive winter outside, so don’t expect to see them next summer if you leave them out in fall.

As one final note, lilies will give your cat a stomach ache. If your cat is like mine, eating every bloom in your home, put it up somewhere he can’t reach it.

 

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(I promise I’ll have new content next week!!)

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Wedding Eye Candy – Part Two

See what happens when you put stuff off? I said I would do this on Thursday morning and ‘surprise!!” Thursday was a mad house in here with no time to blog.

Let’s continue on with our wedding season kick off. We do lots of weddings every year and I wanted to show some of our absolute favourites!

A mixed white bouquet of lilies, freesia, roses, and more accented with pearl gems

 

Orange Roses with purple ribbon loops

 

Schwartzwalder Calla Lilies

 

A mix of tropical fall flowers. (I'm partial to this one because it's MY wedding bouquet, tee hee!)

 

Sprayed Black Roses and white stephanotis with seeded eucalyptus

 

A mix of different colour peonies

 

If you like what you see, we would love to talk to you about your wedding. We do wedding consultations seven days a week. Call us at 519 – 351 – 2654

 

 

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Wedding Flowers Consultation: A Guide

Planning a wedding can be a really enjoyable event or it can be incredibly stressful. More than likely you’ve never planned an event as large as a wedding and sweating all the details can be a bit of a struggle.

That’s where we come in. We know today’s bride is busier, better informed and has no time to waste so to better serve you, we’ve come up with an easier way to do consultations.

Step 1: The Quote

Your first meeting should take place 6 – 8 months before your wedding date.

Our many years of experience has taught us that this 6 – 8 month time frame is the best for talking about flowers as all of the other major decisions have been made – venue rented, dresses purchased, menu chosen. This allows us to give you the best advice on how to complement all parts of your wedding with flowers.

At this meeting we will discuss all of the floral design details in your wedding – color schemes, specific flowers, and design styles.

Please try bring:

  • photos of your gown and your maids’ dresses
  • pictures of flowers you like (I love The Knot for picture ideas)

You can expect this step to take 30 minutes to 1 hour.

We’ll send you an e-mail quote within 24-72 hours of your initial consultation.

After you’ve decided to book with us, we’ll take a small deposit to hold the date. Then we’ll contact you about two months before your wedding date for the next consultation.

Step 2: Design Detail – 2 months prior

At this consultation we’ll go over all the details of your wedding with a fine tooth comb.

Please bring:

  • A list of all the names for corsages and boutonnieres.
  • Delivery addresses and time you want to be delivered
  • Photographer’s information

You can expect this step to take about 30 minutes.

Step 3: Payment and Final Check – 2 – 3 weeks prior.

Two weeks before your wedding, we take the final payment for your wedding and confirm all the details with you.

This step will only take 10-20 minutes and then you just sit back and wait for your flowers to come on your big day!

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A colour story: Tangerine Tango Wedding

I have to admit I get excited about floristy things that most people are more or less indifferent about. One thing, though, that everyone in the design world (furniture, fashion, florists, wedding planners!) gets excited for is when Pantone announces it’s colour choice for the year. This year, they announced the colour is….(I’m doing a drum roll in head)

Tangerine Tango

 

I’m a lover of bright colours so this one is right up my alley! I instantly started thinking wedding inspiration. I’m a fashion wimp, so I don’t know if I could ever pull off a Tangerine Tango dress or bridesmaids dress, but I think the perfect way to accent anything is with flowers of course. I love these wedding ideas.

Wedding Inspiration

If you’re getting married this year, consider the pop of colour that comes with all things tangerine tango. I’m picturing the wedding in a really rustic setting with brown accents and woody elements.

Here are some drool-worthy wedding bouquets.

Orange Lilies and Roses

Roses, Butterflies and Celosia

The lighter side of tangerine with roses, green hypericum berries and dianthus

Roses and Tulips - Great for a spring wedding

So, are you into tangerine tango? I love anything bright, and this shade or orange is right up my alley!

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Allison and Brandon’s Wedding

Allison and Brandon got married a while back. We ran into each other at the wedding show and I mentioned that I hadn’t seen her wedding pictures yet. And true to her word, she sent me some pictures later that week.

The pictures are by Julie Rhodes Photography and they are stunning!

Allison carried a bouquet of white roses, white lisianthus and white freesia. The handle of the bouquet was wrapped in white satin with black ribbon around it. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of white roses.

Boutonnieres

The groom's boutonniere

Black ribbon detail on the handle

So beautiful!

Love this shot!

The Happy Couple

Thanks Allison for giving pictures from your beautiful wedding.

We love weddings. To schedule a consultation, call today: 519-351-2654

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