Wednesday, September 15, 2010


By far one of my favorite venues for an intimate and elegant wedding. The rooms are charming with an old antique feel. Built in 1916 the architecture of this imposing home is stunning. Built on the banks of Lake St-Louis, the hall now owned by the city of Pointe-Claire, offers beautiful well kept grounds to take pictures and provides a majestic feel for your guest.
All orchids are provided by Le Paradis des Orchidees in Laval

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


There are many reasons we choose not to carry dyed fresh flowers, the number 1 reason being that there are sooooo many pretty natural ones, why mess with nature? Then there's also the fact that it makes vase water so icky and frankly we just ain't fans of florescent blue and orange and pink flowers.
When I first saw this cymbidium orchid at the wholesaler I was in awe by the beauty of its contrasting colors. I had never seen anything like it, I knew there were several dozen varieties available to the cut flower market but I still manage to be surprised every once in a while. It wasn't till I returned to the shop that I noticed the water in the tube was red.. clear indicator of present dye. I had been fooled and so was everyone else. It was still more than perfect to use in one of our designs and I can't say I wouldn't purchase another stem if I had the use for it...

Monday, June 14, 2010


Peonies are so delicately beautiful. When the first batch arrive from Holland in early spring my heart palpitates. The fragrance, the softness of tissue like petals, they have a certain romantic feel to them.
For this arrangement (which I made for myself :) I paired them with a soft peachy pink carnation. Makes me happy.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Anthuriums (the lovely heart shaped flower) are a tropical flower with a long vase life (15 to 30days). I have personally kept anthuriums for up to 6-7 weeks but it depends on the variety. Mini and small anthuriums tend to have a shorter vase life. Like all tropical flowers they love humidity and will appreciate regular mist of water. Anthuriums are sensitive to cold and are not stored in the cooler. Any temperature below 15C will blacken the flower.

In this arrangement we have the pink anthuriums (variety unknown) pink hydrangeas, white peonies, "Caroline Tenson" white lilies and alliums.

As shown $ 150 (container included)

Monday, May 31, 2010


To add some depth and texture to this arrangement we trimmed a few leaves off an Alocasia plant we had in the boutique. We actually trimmed a fern too :) Add some smashing orchids (notice how the flower has a white outline- very pretty) and some asplenium leaves for some drama. We all love drama.

As shown $100 (container included)

Monday, May 10, 2010


Beginning on Monday, May 10th the boutique is closed for a week. You have kept us on our feet 7 days a week and now we need a little R&R before our wedding season starts. We will be open for business on Monday, May 17th at 9:30am.

Monday, May 3, 2010


We are OPEN on Sunday May 9th for Mother's day. If you would like to have flowers delivered this weekend please place your order as soon as possible so we can guarantee you a time slot.


Monday May 3rd - 9:30am to 6:00pm
Tuesday May 4th - 9:30am to 6:00pm
Wednesday May 5th - 9:30am to 6:00pm
Thursday May 6th - 9:30am to 7:00pm
Friday May 7th - 9:30am to 7:00pm
Saturday May 8th - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday May 9th - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


The difference between open cut calla lilies and closed cut is simply the harvest date.
This sympathy basket includes open cut calla lilies, green spider mums, monstera leaves, fishtail palm, eucalyptus and pussy willow.
As pictured $ 60

Friday, April 2, 2010


Colorful and bright, this basket was a final tribute to a husband, father and grand-father
who loved vacationing in the south.
Composed of red gingers, birds of paradise, heliconias, blue agapanthus, 'Carambole' (red) gerberas, 'Suzanne' (orange) gerberas, grevillea, Pincushion proteas, oncidium orchids, and curly willow.
As pictured $ 175

Monday, February 1, 2010


The wedding took place on what seemed like the coldest day of the year... so far! Moving flowers in -33 windchill is no walk in the park. The flowers were delivered to the bride at the Auberge Le Saint-Gabriel- - in the Old Port and the ceremony was being held just down the street at the Basilica. The bride envisioned herself carrying her bouquet with her on the walk to the church but I had to explain that they just would not resist the cold for a fraction of a second. All bouquets were packed tight in paper and thick plastic and then carefully placed into a box. The logistics of a winter wedding for a florist are enough to induce a migraine. The staff at the Auberge were amazing, as always. They helped wherever they could to make the transition from the truck to the hall without any freezer burn. :)

The brides bouquet (shown above) is composed of white chrysanthemums, white hydrangea, white ranunculus, white tulips and white freesia. At her request we sprinkled the flowers with a little silver glitz.

The Maid of Honor bouquet (shown below) is designed of white hydrangea, white freesia, white tulips and white alstromeria.

Aren't these baskets just the cutest?
Each flower girl carried a basket of white alstromeria, white wax flower, white Veronicas and peach hypericum berry

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Veronique is the sister of a very good friend of mine, Sebastien who is also owner and main photographer for I felt so blessed and honored to do the flowers for her wedding to Guillaume. The wedding took place in Quebec so finishing touches had to be done on site.
Not many brides can carry off such a dark bouquet but Veronique pulled it off perfectly. She has a spanish flair to her with her dark hair and olive skin. Her bouquet was composed of Rosa Prima "freedom" roses, "Mikado" spray roses, "Ticuna" carnations- What? carnations in a wedding bouquet? yes they add beautiful texture - finishing touches include seeded eucalyptus and veriegated pitt

Guillaumes boutonniere is a "freedom" rose finished off with some copper wire

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


YELLOW: Friendship, joy
CORAL OR ORANGE : Desire, passion, enthusiasm
PINK : Friendship between women, grace, admiration
LIGHT PINK : Desire, passion, joy of life, youth, energy
DARK PINK: Gratitude
WHITE : Eternal love, innocence, purity, secrecy, virtue, humility
RED : True love, passion. The only flower that speaks for itself
BURGUNDY: Unconscious beauty
LAVENDER : Love at first sight
BLUE (dyed) : Mystery, attaining the impossible
GREEN : Peace

source : Wikipedia


Large white calla lilies, peach gerbera daisies, pink/orange snapdragons, peach "Trump" roses and yellow "Aranthera" orchids

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Sarah Bernhardt (light pink) and Emma Klehm (dark pink) peonies are combined with lime green hydrangeas for a fresh spring-feel bouquet in the middle of winter. A guaranteed pick-me-up.
As pictured $125