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“Pearls” – styled photo-shoot for Wedding Planners Magazine

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“Pearls” – vintage urban styled photo-shoot published in  The Wedding Planner Magazine winter edition was a result of a beautiful collaboration with talented wedding professionals.  We had the opportunity to decorate and shoot at the Burroughes building in Toronto. Extremely talented Marcie Costello from Marcie Costello Photography - www.marciephoto.ca was behind the camera that produced these stunning images. I had the absolute pleasure to create the floral arrangements.

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How to properly pin a boutonnière!

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Let me show you a trick on how to properly pin a boutonnière or corsage like a pro.

Making personal flowers like corsages and boutonnières, take some time and these little masterpieces must be presented properly. The wedding season is in full swing and I have seen a few times boutonnières pinned the wrong way or people struggling to attached them.

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Wedding Industry Experts 2014 Awards – Most Popular New Floral Designer in Mississauga!

 

bridalIt’s official!  Floraville Design Studio has entered the Wedding industry Experts, 2014 Awards in the category of Most Popular New Floral Designer in Mississauga.  We want to send a message to our future clients that we are proud of the level of service we deliver for every client and prove that those who know us are happy to support us.

Please visit our vote page at VOTE FOR FLORAVILLE to cast a vote for us.

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Flower of the month of April – Daffodil!

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You know that the Spring has arrived when you see Daffodils blooming everywhere!

This is a popular ornamental plant for gardens, parks and as cut flowers, providing color from the end of winter to the beginning of summer. Thousands of varieties and cultivars are available on the market.

Daffodil is a very popular cut flower …

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Flower Budget

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Let’s talk about Flower Budget. What’s included in the quote that you were given by your florist and what to expect when planning an event.

The key elements for a great party are: good location, great food, music for everybody to dance, great décor and lot’s of fun. A beautiful floral arrangement it’s a good ice breaker at the table.

Having said that a good floral décor comes with a price and it should be included in the initial planning process.

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Beautiful fresh cut flowers – how to make them last! 

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As flower lover I always take a detailed care to ensure my flowers stay as fresh and beautiful as possible and so can you.

To achieve maximum enjoyment and longevity from your fresh flowers, you need to provide them with a little care when they arrive at your door.

What is required is very simple. Here are a few easy steps that will ensure your flowers will look great and last for as long as possible.

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Gerbera daisy – flower of the month of February!

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It’s been a long and cold winter here in North America and I need some sun and warmth.

The flower that reminds me of the sun and always makes me very happy is the strikingly beautiful Gerbera daisy. They are so perfect they hardly look real. They bloom in nearly every color (except true blues and purples) and produces large flowers on long, thick, sturdy stems. They last for a week or more in the vase, making them a favourite for fresh-flower bouquets.

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Support the local florist!

8One of the biggest events in florist industry had passed and it made me think how all of us can help to support the local florist shop or studio, just around the corner.

First that comes in my mind is build a good friendship with your local florist. Get to know them closer. Stop by every now and then to chat or just to admire our work. We are nice people and love to communicate. Visit us on-line and leave us a note on Facebook or Twitter. Yes, most shops and studios have social media presence. That’s a fun way to communicate and get to know each other.

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The legend behind Valentine’s Day.

All across the Globe we are getting ready to celebrate the day of love and romance and I thought it’s a good time to learn more about the legend behind Valentine’s Day and it’s symbols.

Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated on February 14 each year in many countries around the world.

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Valentine’s Day roses – why they cost more!

Now that Valentine’s Day is a few weeks away, let’s talk about why do roses cost more on that lovely day.

The simple answer to this is supply and demand. Everybody wants roses!

But here is a little more, if you are interested.

- Growers need to pinch back their crops in order to time them to be ready for mid February. This leads to a period of lost production and income for the grower Read more…

Flower of the month of January – Calla lily!

It’s January and for this month my flower of the month is Calla lily. Although often called Calla lilies, these flowers are not related to lilies. It is a very attractive flower and the most common colour that we see around is white. But the flower is found in colours like burgundy, pink, yellow, blackish purple, and orange.

Legend behind Calla lily.

Calla lily meaning has been related to Greek goddess Hera. The word calla means beautiful. Read more….

Happy New Year 2014!

It is the last day of 2013 and as we are getting ready to celebrate the New Year I would like to go back and say: Thank you 2013 for everything that happened!

Cheers to the past 2013, it will be a year to remember and cheers to the new 2014! I wish it will be better, greater and memorable. Cheers to the new opportunities that await us, to the new happy and successful moments, to the new friendships that will last life long, to health and happiness! Blessing to all! Happy New Year 2014! Read more….

Flower of the month!

At the beginning of every month I will present a new Flower of the Month.

You would ask, how can you tell which one is the right Flower of the month, there are so many and everybody has its own favourite and version on the topic.

My approach will be based on the flowers and plants natural life cycle, market availability, their popularity and consumers interest.

I’ll give you tips on how to take care of them, detailed information, symbolism, meaning, usage and much more.  Read more…

Flower of the month – Amaryllis!

Amaryllis has become one of the signature flowers of the Holiday Season. Either planted or in fresh-cut arrangement it’s a statement on its own. It is a native of the Western Cape region of South Africa.

Amaryllis as a fresh-cut flower is very popular in the winter months, especially during the Holiday season. It is used in bouquets, vase arrangements, for creating stunning centrepieces and statements. Read more….

 

A new beginning!

Welcome to Floraville’s blog!

Hi everyone,

Writing a blog is a new chapter in my life and as every new beginning it is exciting, nerve wrecking, emotional and full with surprises. A blog about my true passion in life – Flowers.

I’ll take you behind the designer’s table; give you tips about flowers, information and some secrets. It will be my honest opinion, beliefs and advice, based on my own experience. Read more…