Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011 Mother's Day Flowers-Victoria BC-Heart of the Home Floral Designs

Mom is the heart of the home so for this year I decided to incorporate a home and garden theme for my Mother's Day Floral Designs.

In many cases I have used household items for containers such as wine goblets,Chintz bowls,teacup sets,teapots, jugs, herb pots or garden urns just to name a few.Mom will have a keepsake she can use again and remember your Mother's Day gift throughout the year.

I will also have a wide range of other vases and containers to appeal to all ages ranging from the popular funky shoes and chemistry beakers for young moms to modern stream lined glass vases to painted baskets for grandmothers.

Mothers do so much for their children no matter what age their children are. Show her how much you appreciate her caring help, guidance, and love with something special just for her.

The Mother's Day selections can be found in the "Holiday and Monthly" section on my website

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Fine Art Of Custom Floral Design- Artistry in Bloom-Victoria BC

Custom floral designs are challenging and fun to do. Most often they do involve a fair amount of research and pre-planning and are a little more expensive because of the time involved in creating a floral work of art. However, if you have an important event or occasion most florists will be happy to create that exclusive one of a kind design just for you.

I often do custom designs. They may be for a special event in someone's life, a store opening, home show presentation,magazine layout,or a "just because" gift to surprise someone with something that has meaning only for them.

This design was done for The Bay Department Store's Mother's Day Tea where I was one of five designers asked to create a floral design reflecting the style and ingredients of a specific perfume.
My perfume was J'adore by Dior. The other designers had two months to work on their designs but I was asked to step in at the last minute with only one week to source out the flowers and create the design.

These are a few examples of the many custom designs I have done over the years:

The boyfriend drove three hours to bring me this Betty Boop Jumbo Pez container that he wanted me to use for his girlfriend's Valentine flowers.

This bridal bouquet reflects the size and style of an umbrella symbolizing the union and protection of marriage.

A grand oversized arrangement for the opening of a new business reflecting the styles and colours of the business.

This bridal bouquet was designed for Perfect Wedding Magazine's "Bling" issue and has pearls and crystals throughout with a crystal butterfly in a hand made opalescent pearl covered holder.
Next time you want something truly special and unique just ask your florist. Assuming you have allowed enough time to accommodate a custom order I am sure they will be more than happy to do a one of a kind design just for you. Keep in mind that if you want specific flowers and specific colours they often have to be pre ordered a week or two in advance especially when you live on an island like we do.