Wednesday, January 3, 2018

How to make A Boho Cascade Wedding Bouquet, The Camellia, Thunder Bay

Getting married in 2018? Having a Boho themed wedding? If you are thinking about designing your own Wedding Flowers, do have a look at the video below. A Boho themed Bouquet has a very loose structure and is quite free-flowing, and spirited. Cascading vines and foilage play an important role in a Boho Cascade bouquet.

white wedding flowers at the Camellia

wedding flowers at The Camellia

wildflower bouquet oasis floral
Photo from Oasis Floral 

Need some more Ideas for Wedding Flowers? Check out Oasis Floral

Stop in and visit us at The Camellia to discuss your Wedding Flower needs. We are located at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario. 
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Marriage in the 21st. century

It's complicated. Nowadays, you know to tread very carefully when asking questions about various subjects. Like Marriage....and Divorce...and separation...and Co-habitation, and so much more. You learn to express interest, but cannot keep up with ever-changing relationship scenarios. 

wedding bouquet at The Camellia

Here at the Camellia, we design Wedding Flowers. We also hold DIY Classes if you want to make your own Bouquets, and do your own decorating. 

wooden signs at The Camellia

All everyone wants is to Be Happy. 

tin signs at the Camellia

This article from the Star is a good read. Click on the link to read. 

forest at the Camellia

Wishing you blue skies on your Wedding Day, and come see us at the Camellia for your Wedding Flowers! 
The Camellia, 30, Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, On.
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Wildflower wedding bouquets - what to grow in Northern Ontario's climate for Wedding bouquets, The Camellia.

pink dahlias at The Camellia

Are you getting married during the Summer and have visions of growing your own flowers to be used in your Wedding Bouquets? However, you live in Northern Ontario, where the Summers are a bit iffy as far as warm weather goes. Zinnias are a nice flower, last lasting and they come in all colours. 

wildflower bouquets

Don't forget to plant some grasses, and hops ( on the right)  look beautiful trailing out of a Bridal bouquet. 

sweet pea blooms at The Camellia

Sweet Peas are another favourite, but quite difficult to grow in Northern Ontario, except in a greenhouse. They smell heavenly, and come in all colours. 

white glads

Glads can be grown here, but it takes all Summer to have blooms reach maturity. It may be easier to order Glads from a florist. If you are having a Fall Wedding, you can try growing Glads. 

dahlias The camellia

Dahlias have showy blooms, but again are a late Summer thing in Northern Ontario. 

garden prep

You will need to prep you Flower bed, and then mulch ( to keep weeds down) and also to keep you Flowers clean. ( i.e. no mud on blooms). Do not start anything from seed, our growing season is far too short here in Northern Ontario. Buy Bedding-out plants from Paulusma's Greenhouses, My Blooming Business, Creekside Nursuries, etc. 

monkshood blooms The Camellia

Plan on spending a lot of time, washing and debugging your blooms. They will need to be properly hydrated, and be kept cool until the day of the Wedding. Once your bouquets are arranged, spray them with Fresh flower sealant ( Crowning Glory)  to keep them looking their best. 

ferns at The Camellia

If you are on a Budget, Ferns can make beautiful centrepieces. 

bouquet at The Camellia

Here's a bouquet of our Garden flowers, mixed with blooms from a florist.

Always have a Plan B, if your blooms do not materialise, due to too cool weather, too much rain, not enough rain, and so on. Order your blooms from a Florist, at least a month ahead of your big day. If you are in #ThunderBay, you can check with Brule Creek Farms ( they may  grow Sunflowers,, and Moss Cottage, and of course, you can contact us at #TheCamellia. We offer DIY make-your-own-flower-bouquet Classes. 
The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On 
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Open Wednesday through Sunday. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Victorian era Etiquette

Looking back in time, one wonders how a person kept track of all the do's and dont's of society. Fast forward to today where fashions and etiquette have changed so much. Click on this link to learn more.  

image via Pinterest

Certainly, there would have been no need to remind everyone to unplug, and put their cell phones on silent. 

wedding flowers at The Camellia

Flowers  - one wonders what Wedding bouquets were like. Here at The Camellia, we design Brooch and Vintage floral bouquets and offer DIY classes so you can learn how to make your own bouquets. 

french provincial furniture at The Camellia

Visit our shop, The Camellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. for help with planning your Wedding bouquets and decor. You can register for Linens and Bedding for your new Home. Open Wednesday through Sunday. p (807)475-3551

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Fall Wedding Show, Valhalla Inn, Thunder Bay

The glamour and the glitz of Wedding celebrations. Weddings can be over-the-top glamourous, or a simple, rustic, outdoor, back-yard ceremony. Are you looking for ideas for your Wedding?  Plan on attending the Thunder Bay Fall Wedding Show, on today at the Valhalla Inn.
This gorgeous tented ceiling is from a wedding that took place last night, decorated by #Silk&Cedar. 

As you enter, this beautiful Wedding dress greets you at the entrance. 

Photography by Patrick Chondon. 

Wedding decor by #PoshPosy, Thunder Bay. 

Gotta have Lace, and more Lace. 

Fashion shows take place throughout the day.

Need a Wedding Offciant? Talk to Evelyne Reid at #AllSeasonsWeddings.

Fresh flowers by #Bloomers and the Brownhouse.

#Lavender bouquets by #TheCamellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Salte River, On
Visit our storefront for help with Wedding and event decor, wedding flowers, Purses, and #Cottage/Chalky Paint.
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Sunday, September 3, 2017

How do you know he or she is the Right one for you? The Camellia, Thunder Bay wedding florist.

I have always known it was you, sign at The Camellia

Sometimes you get cold feet in the weeks leading up to your Wedding, "What am I doing, what if this is a huge mistake? " Some of you may have known each other since you were in High School, some of you may have met on the Internet, while some of you may be embarking on a second marriage. The truth is, we don't know. Marriage is a huge leap of faith, we don't have a crystal ball to look into the future. You do the best that you can, and trust that it will all be ok. Great advice can be found in this link:

tag at The Camellia

We all want the same thing - to lead a Happy Life, free of drama and turmoil. 

Park bench Canada

We want someone to share Life with, it's no fun sitting on that bench by yourself. 

Martha stewart bedding

Someone to spend lazy Sunday mornings with. 

poppies at Salt spring island market

Someone to stop and smell the Icelandic Poppies with. 

faux wedding bouquets at The Camellia

Getting Married? Stop into our store, The Camellia, to get help with Wedding Flowers and Event decor. Get your Wedding party together and make your own bouquets, or we can do it for you. 

wedding bouquets at The Camellia

30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario
Open Wednesday through to Sunday. 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

How to make an easy-peasy Hand-tied Bouquet, The Camellia, Thunder Bay

Getting married? Thinking about how you can get that fab floral Bouquet that you want, and maybe you want to DIY?  Want to know how? Then click on this link, and watch as J. Schwanke shows you an unusual way to make a hand-tied bouquet.

The Camellia

The Camellia

Want to design your own Wedding bouquets, but not sure where to start?  Here at The Camellia, we do Wedding Flower parties. You and your friends/Bridesmaids/Moms get together and make your own Bouquets. You get the benefit of our expertise here at The Camellia, and learn about proper mechanics. During the Winter, we work with faux botanicals. Call us today! 
The Camellia, 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River Valley, Thunder Bay, On. p 807475-3551

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