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...