Friday, August 3, 2018

Huge 60th. Birthday Sale at The Camellia, 40 to 50% off in-stock Wedding bouquets.

Hello everyone! I'm sure everyone that gets to age 60 has the same! Where did the time go...!!!???? Major freak-out.....!!! We started many years ago doing Wedding flowers made primarily of high quality faux/silk botanicals. Now it's time for us to move on to different paths, so all of our Wedding bouquets, props and silk flowers will be ON SALE. 

We use the finest quality, most real looking faux botanical flowers, hand wrapping stems and hand wiring, which is very time consuming.

We have several packages made up in our store, so stop in to see them, $230.00 is a steal for the above package!

We have  3 of these parasols, at $5.00 each. priced to clear, they make a great photo prop.

These are beautiful round bouquets that would compliment any style of dress -  white roses with
bling in the middle of the roses.

These roses are smaller, this bouquet is also suitable for a Bride. We also have in stock blingy brooches for adding to your bouquets.

Where can you find us? Head south on Highway 61, past the Thunder Bay Airport, drive for about 10 minutes, turn left onto Hacquoil Rd. We are 1.6 km. down the road , on the left. We are open Wednesday through Sunday, and if you would like to come outside of our normal opening hours, call to make an appointment. p. 807-475-3551

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Making giant Paper flowers for a photo op.

Are you an avid DIY'er?  Maybe someone you know is getting married, and giant paper flowers would make a beautiful backdrop for photo-taking. Click on the link below for more information. 

wedding decor The Camellia

wedding decor The Camellia

If you are looking for unique wedding decor,and Flowers, visit The Camellia at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On. 
Open Wednesday through Sunday. 
p. (807)475-3551

Monday, July 9, 2018

Historical Canadian Wedding Venues, The Camellia, Thunder Bay.

Are you a History aficionado? Why not get married at a Historical wedding venue?  Click on this link below: 

historical wedding venue

Old buildings make the most amazing backdrops.....look at the bricks on this ancient wall. 

historical weddings  The Camellia

Old doors like these ones add so much ambiance to Wedding ceremonies. In #ThunderBay, a great location for a #Wedding would be the #PioneerVillage&FoundersMuseum, on Highway 61.
There is an old Church on the property where you can hold your ceremony, and this venue has a full-service, modern Kitchen for hosting your Reception.

Lake Louise wedding
Photo via Pinterest: Fairmont Banff
All of  the Fairmont Properties in Canada are stunning. 

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Visit us at #TheCamellia for Wedding flowers, Brooch Bouquets, antique Flower Bouquets and much more. 
The Camellia, 30 Hacquoil Rd. ( near the Pioneer Village on Hwy. 61) 
Open Wednesday through Sunday. 
p (807)475-3551

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Will just doing Greenery at my Reception be cheaper?

You're getting married, and you've come to the sad conclusion that your Floral visions and your Floral budget are far apart. Someone suggested to you..."why not just have Greenery, or just Babies' Breath? They have babies breath at the Grocery!" Florists will shudder when they hear this. Do click on the following link and read this super post on choosing Greenery for your wedding florals. 

wedding flowers The Camellia
Photo via Pinterest.

DIY wedding bouquets
Photo via Pinterest.

   If your wedding is in the Summer, you may think of growing your own Flowers and foilages, which is a big job, time-consuming, and weather-dependent. If you are a Gardener, this is an option. Pinch your plants so that they bush out and you get thinner stems with lots of blooms. Floret Farms is a great resource if you want to grow your own.

diy classes at The Camellia

You can DIY you own Wedding bouquets with silk at  The Camellia, we hold DIY Wedding Flower classes. 

Napa Valley style at The Camellia

Of course, you may be tempted to raid the nearest Tree, but, and this is a big BUT... You must do some research on conditioning the stems and proper storage, otherwise your stems will wilt and your Bouquets will be all floppy. 
Stop by our store, The Camellia, and talk to Camille about your Wedding Floral visions. 
Open Wednesday through Sunday at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On.

p. 807-475-3551

Friday, June 1, 2018

Getting enough sleep when getting married ...tossing at 4am. The Camellia, Thunder Bay Wedding florist.

Brunelli bedding The Camellia

You're getting married! Congratulations! As your Big Day draws near, you have so much to do, you drop into bed absolutely DONE, exhausted, finito. You wake up during the night, a bazillion things start floating around in your head, and you CANNOT GET BACK TO SLEEP. Does this sound familiar? Click on the link below for some great advice. 

wedding decor Thunder Bay

You start worrying about how can you know how many centrepieces to order for the Tables when over half of your invited guest have not RSVPed. 

wedding bouquets The Camellia thunder bay

Did you order enough wedding flowers, are these colours going to look weird? 

wedding signs The Camellia

And then you remember about what is really important, being Happy together. At the Camellia, we carry essential Oil of Lavender, which has been proven to help with relaxation and sleep. We also have Lavender Sleep wands, from White Oak Lavender Farm, these are so easy to use, no messing with oil, just roll-on, and small enough to keep 1 in your handbag. 

lavender flowers The Camellia Thunder Bay

Lavender bushes at White Oak Lavender Farm, in Virginia. 

sleep pillow Thunder Bay

Here at The Camellia, we make Lavender sleep pillows, which help you have a better sleep. They are stuffed with lavender buds. 

lavender Thunder Bay The Camellia

wedding venue Va

At White Oak Lavender Farm & Winery, they have beautiful grounds and a Wedding gazebo, where you can hold your wedding ceremony. 

wedding gazebo va

The view from inside their Wedding gazebo. 

Visit us here at The Camellia in Slate River, Ontario for Wedding flowers, and Lavender sleep products. Open Wednesday through Sunday.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Royal Wedding Bouquet, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle.

Photo via Pinterest: My

Just over a week ago, the world was eagerly awaiting the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Most of us are fascinated with the Royal Family, and Great Britain used to own many countries in the Commonwealth. Guyana was a British colony, at one point, it used to be called British Guiana. My parents entertained the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in Guyana, and I vaguely remember an autographed photo of them, which they presented to my parents, in Guyana. 

Photo via Pinterest- how to be a Duchess. 

Florists all around the world speculated about what her flowers her bouquet would contain, I thought David Austen roses, for sure. It was as bridal bouquets go, quite small, and simple. Every flower has a meaning, dating back to the reign of Queen Victoria.  
And for those who are wondering:
ASTILBE: Meaning 'I will be waiting for you' or 'I'll still be waiting', symbolizing patience and dedication
LILY OF THE VALLEY Latin name- Convallaria. Symbolises sweetness and the return of happiness. It is also the birth flower of May.
ASTRANTIA: Symbolises strength, courage and protection.
Forget-me-nots: Diana's favourite flower
MYRTLE: A royal custom going back to the reign of Victoria
SWEET PEAS: Meaning 'delicate or blissful pleasure'

Click on this link  to This is Glamourous, for  a full account of the Royal wedding. 

Are you getting married, and you would like to use similar flowers in your Bouquet? Lily of the Valley smell wonderful, the blooms last a day, the same with forget-me-nots. These would have to be picked just before the bouquet is made, which is not practical for most of us. You can substitute silk lily-of-the-valley, and silk forget-me-nots. 
 Come see us here at the Camellia, for beautiful wedding flowers. 
We are at 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario. Open Wednesday through Sunday, you can also call us at 807-475-3551 and make an appointment. 

weddings The Camellia Thunder Bay

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

How to plan a fab backdrop for your wedding..... Dreamy Greek location wedding.

You're getting married....and you want your Wedding photos to look beautiful. You pore over Pinterest and start fantasizing about a wedding in southern Italy, on the Amalfi coast. Then this shows up in your feed, from Green wedding shoes, California Boho meets coastal Santorini. You check your budget, and there is no way you can hold your wedding in this location. A girl can dream though... 

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wedding in Santorini
photo via Pinterest

This location makes for an incredible backdrop, the photography, and the Bride and Groom are breathtaking. 

greek wedding
Photo via Pinterest

So you cannot travel to Santorini. What's a Plan B? You can install a backdrop, i.e. a large wall photomural from KOMAR. This is quite a process, these cost around $200.00.

komar photomural

Here is a mural which we are installing on a closet wall, so we have 3 sliding panels. It is quite a process, and requires some patience, if you are planning on installing a mural, it will be much easier to do it on a bare wall ( i.e. not on 3 sliding doors ).  

Komar photomural

Komar wall mural, Thunder Bay, On,Superior Coatings

Looks like the real things, doesn't it?  If you think long enough , a Plan B will appear. Need exotic wedding flowers? Visit us here at for Tropical-inspired  wedding bouquets and decor. 
The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario
Open Wednesday through Friday. 
To view samples of our work, go to

green and purple wedding bouquet, Oasis floral