Still Waiting…

Well I must admit that although it is the end of April, and listening to the gentle hummmm of my furnace is a little disappointing ( I really thought the windows might be open by now), I did have a busy weekend playing in glorious spring flowers. Which always helps to lift my spirits.

Here is a sample of one of the bouquets that went out this morning. The vibrant orange tulips, soft asparagus fern, and creamy yellow double stock will start off your morning in the right way.

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It is Spring in Montreal….Supposedly

Ughhhh…more snow seriously? Have we not suffered enough?

A good friend recently posted a quote by Leonard Cohen that a lot of us here in Montreal can relate to:

“In Montreal spring is like an autopsy. Everyone wants to see the inside of the frozen mammoth. Girls rip off their sleeves and the flesh is sweet and white, like wood under green bark. From the streets a sexual manifesto rises like an inflating tire, “the winter has not killed us again!”

I feel like the spring flowers can relate. They must be growing impatient under the thick layer of snow. In the meantime perhaps a nice image of paper whites, and a spring inspired white freesia arrangement can help brighten this spring snowstorm.

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Marie-Anne and Sheldon

I came to know Marie-Anne while I was a student at McGill University. She was a teaching assistant for quite a few of the courses that I took during my undergraduate degree. I can remember the exact course when I grew particularly fond of Marie-Anne, and that was during Ornithology. Those early morning labs were particularly challenging at times, but Marie-Anne’s passion for birds combined with her incredible personality and humour was contagious. She helped me to realize just how amazing birds really are, and to this day I turn to the life of birds by David Attenborough as my go to DVD when I want to watch something but just not quite sure what. When I graduated I wasn’t sure if our paths would ever cross again, but thanks to Facebook they did. She happened to pop up in my news feed as being recently engaged. I of course wanted to congratulate her, one message led to another which eventually brought us to her bridal bouquet. Unfortunately I was not able to see Marie-Anne on her wedding day, but was thrilled by the e-mail that she sent to me a few days later saying that she absolutely loved the bouquet. The varying tones of white with a slight cascade accented her gown and smile perfectly. Thank you to Jamie Kronick Photography (www.jamiekronick.com) for capturing the beauty of Marie-Anne and Sheldon’s day, as well as these beautiful shots of her bouquet.

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Tracy and Corey

Teapots, purple with touches of yellow and white was the request from the bride to be Tracy. A cool fall day, accented the purple tones of the bridal bouquet, and the teapot centerpieces were a perfect fit for this brunch themed wedding. Check out the link below to see their special day unfold with the fabulous photos taken by Gwylan Goddard of their special day.

http://blog.gwylangoddard.com/2013/10/20/tracy-corey-pierrefonds-cultural-centre-wedding/

Here are some more fabulous pictures taken by Gwylan Goddard Photography giving special credit to the flowers….

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Just Because

In my line of work, more often than not, people often will buy flowers for a special occasion. Whether it be for a wedding, an anniversary or for a holiday such as valentine’s day. Every now and again an order will sneak in that does not fall into one of these categories,  and these are what i refer to as the just because bouquet. I love just because bouquets. They sole purpose is often just to cheer someone up, or to let someone know that you are thinking of them. These random acts of kindness really make my day, and I often find myself spoiling family and friends with secret deliveries of bouquets, just because….

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January Pick Me Up

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I have a wonderful client, who has an amazing boss who loves anything and everything when it comes to orchids in her flowers.It is her birthday this week and bouquet was needed. She is a fairly modern woman when it comes to her taste, but with floral design taking a turn in the more natural garden style i thought i would try to converge these two worlds in her bouquet today. I will only hear the verdict tomorrow, but I am hoping she will love it, and if not, then i will willingly sacrifice myself and accept it, and give her a more  modern structure which is also very beautiful.

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