Losing a child

A couple of months ago, as I was scrolling through what felt like my thousands of un-read e-mails in my morning clean out ritual, there was one from my son’s daycare with the title: “lost for words”. I have to admit it I clicked on it rather apprehensively. All I kept thinking was: ” My God please don’t let anything have happened to one of the kids”.

Well it was a child, but not one under the age of six. It was the owner’s son,her baby, who was 32 years young. He was involved in a motorcycle accident in South Africa, and Cathy of course left immediately. We did not see her for almost a month. When she did finally come back and I saw her in her office I gently stepped in, and told her very honestly that I had no idea what to say. I stepped over to her and gave her a hug, and we both fought to hold back tears.

A memorial service was held her in Montreal for family and friends who were not able to make the journey over to South Africa. When I was asked to do the flowers all I could think was that it needs to be vibrant, vibrant colours for a vibrant young man.

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Valentine’s Day 2015

Valentine’s day fell on one of the coldest day of the year here in Montreal. Coincidence?? Maybe the universe was trying to tell us something….

Stay home and snuggle up with the ones you love most in your life, and be sure to do so while next to your beautiful bouquet of flowers that was purchased by your near and dear.

Part of what I love most about my job is to see people’s reactions when they receive their bouquet. Because of the cold, the flowers this year needed to be delivered in a hurry and be very well protected, so there was not much opportunity to basque in peoples pure joy, although people still do get pretty excited when they receive flowers regardless of what the contents may hold or look like triple wrapped in brown paper.

After a long day of running around town, I was finally able to snuggle up and enjoy the evening with my loved one.

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Small notes of gratitude started trickling in about how happy the recipient of the bouquets were. Small gestures like these are sure to warm the heart no matter how cold it is outside.

Angela and Robert

When you combine one of your life passion’s with one of the biggest day’s of your life, chances are you are going to be shinning even if the sun may not be. Horses have always been a big part of angela’s life, so her and Robert decided to mary on the grounds of a horse farm our in St. Lazaar.
Some brides may have been disheartened by the fact that there were a few torrential downpours, and below normal temperatures on that supposedly summer day, especially since it was an outdoor venue, but not Angela. My husband bumped into her a few days after the wedding and he had asked how everything went, to which she replied:” Best day ever everything was amazing!” She was amazing from start to finish!

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Photos courtesy of: Jessica Dozois @ Girls with Film Photography.

And here is another little view of the bigger centrepieces requested photo courtesy of my iPhone.

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Suzanne and Peter

In this post you will see why you should not be hating on the succulents. Succulents are taking the floral design world by storm and with good reason… have you seen them, texture, color they have it all. I have recently been trying to slip them into conversations with brides with not much excitement. The scrunched nose, and look of :”are you crazy” often stumbles across their now doubtful faces of wether or not I am the right woman for the job.

Suzanne and Peter were the first couple that ever came to me with succulents being the number one item that wanted to not only include in their wedding flowers but to be a focal point… YAY!!!!…..Other requests included: free flowing, soft with punches of fuchsia.On top of their already very interesting design request, Suzanne wanted a floral accent piece. I was not lucky enough to receive a photo of it on Suzanne, so you are stuck seeing a picture of it on my head 🙂

See how it all came together below:
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Lucie and Jamie

Since I am not yet the proud owner of a small boutique, most of my initial contact with future brides is via e-mail, so it may sound a bit strange, but I love waking up in the morning and checking my e-mail. One morning I woke up and had an inquiry from a bride who had seen my work featured in Wedding Bells, her name was Lucie. Lucie and Jamie are fabulous point final ! She wanted her bouquet to be huge and to look as though she had just run through a field. Lucie and Jamie wanted bright bold colours keeping within the pinks, oranges and yellows. I was already pretty excited just by the colour pallet, then she said the magical word….Flower Crown…now for those of you out there who don’t happen to follow flower trends,the flower crown has really taken off in the past couple of years along with garden roses. I had yet to have the opportunity to create one for a bride, myself yes, but a bride no. They are challenging and nerve racking to say the least,and not everyone can pull it off. Lucie however rocked that flower crown! Congratulations Lucie and Jamie!

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Sabrina and John

I met Sabrina through a good friend of mine Nadia about three years ago now. Even though our paths tended to cross only at major events such as weddings and baby showers, both for Nadia I might add, she was always extremely friendly, and a delight to talk to. She and John wanted only one variety of flower for their wedding, and that was the calla lily. There is something about the crisp lines of the calla that make it so appealing, and when used with no other flowers it tends to highlight its best features all the more. Although i must admit that they beauty of the flowers are being over shadowed by those amazing pumps and the bride of course !

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Photos Provided by:

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