Monday, November 5, 2018

Winter bouquets, Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Camellia


You love Winter, you love cold weather, so why not get married in the Winter? At The Camellia, we design faux botanical Wedding flowers which will not freeze in  our cold temperatures. Fresh wintergreens can be added and these last beautifully. 




We can make you fresh winter wreaths, which smell lovely and can be used to decorate the Church,  Reception or Home. 









Snow makes a beautiful backdrop for Wedding photos. 



Come visit us at The Camellia in Slate River, Thunder Bay, Ontario. 
30/32 Hacquoil Rd. 

p 807-475-3551

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Southern Spring wedding - how Flowers enhance a wedding celebration.

 You're getting married and in an effort to stick to your budget, you may make the decision to axe the Floral budget, after all, how important can Flowers be in a Wedding? Click on this link to see an incredibly beautiful wedding celebration. 






Ok, so Flowers are an impotant part of a Wedding. How can you afford them? Read on for some ideas. A few blooms in a vase looks lovely.




What about some greenery? This could be a more cost-effective solution. 



Potted Muscari plants are great for a Spring wedding. 




Amaryllis blooms are so showy, one or 2 stems is all that's needed. 




Gerbera daisies come in a wide assortment of colours. Getting married in the Thunder Bay area? Visit us here at The Camellia for faux botanical floral bouquets. We have some of our bouquet packages on 40%off. 
The Camellia, 30 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On
Open Wed. through Sunday. 
p (807)475-3551

Friday, September 21, 2018

Drama and more drama, please can someone give me a Normal family?

sign University of Virginia

Do you have a close member of your family getting married in the near future? Does it feel like the department of Drama in your Home....? You walk in the door, and ask: how are things? and you get this....I feel like killing myself!!!  You try to remain calm, but on the inside, you're screaming...WHAT NOW? Can I please have a "normal" Family?  In today's world, there is no "Normal." 

Birch archway

Are you spending a lot of your time sighing? That is a sure sign that you need to back off, and allow everyone in question to sort out their own affairs. All you want is a calm, peaceful life, which is usually not the case with a Family Wedding. Just like the archway in the above photo, simplicity is what your desire. Reality is that you will be yelled at, You don't care about me! It's my wedding! etc. 


red van and high rises

On the surface, everything is under control, and then you get sent across town, to pick up something that isn't ready yet. You're fuming as you have wasted 2 hours in downtown traffic. It's all 'normal' and part of having a Family wedding. The perfect Wedding with no glitches happens on Pinterest. This is real Life. Your Life. 

wine bottles

You're tempted to start drinking the Wine you were sent to pick up for the Rehearsal Party. 


chocolate cakes

You may also be tempted to stress eat, just give me one of those small chocolate cakes, they're so cute! Chocolate!! 



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We often hear family members say..." We will be so glad when this wedding is over!!" Finally the Wedding day arrives, and everything is wonderful, the weather is great, and all that drama is forgotten.  

bedding at the Camellia

Good luck with dealing with your Drama King or Queen, and visit us here at The Camellia for Wedding Flowers. We are Open Wednesday through Friday. 
30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Thunder Bay, On
p (807)475-3551             www.thecamellia.com

Bridal bouquets at The Camellia


Friday, August 31, 2018

September is perfect weather for a wedding celebration.



September is a great month....warm days with cooler nights. We are closed here at The Camellia for the first 2 weeks of September.




Sunflowers are perfect for a Fall Wedding. 





Apple branches look lovely in table centrepieces. 






Rustic country sheds with fields of wildflowers provide a great backdrop for wedding photos. Come see us here at The Camellia for Wedding flowers and DIY wedding supplies. 

The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario. 
p (807)475-3551

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 thought...wow! 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
www.thecamellia.com


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. https://www.oliverpaipoonge.ca/living/museums/founders-museum-pioneer-village
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. 



wedding bouquets thunder bay The Camellia



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