Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How are Wedding & Event Florals made.

Great how-to of what goes on behind the scenes at your Florist. Make sure you click on the link above, and watch the entire video. Sometimes we get Brides in that wonder, "but why do Wedding Flowers cost this much, this is crazy..!??" I'll just do my own...just look at all the designs on Pinterest, it can't be that difficult...

J. Schwanke shows an EASY Trick for concealing a water supply and making a hand tied bouquet that can be set on a table for many hours. This trick using a Sphere of Foam will allow you to design your flowers so they LOOK Like a Hand Tied Bouquet... with none of the worry about them being out of water!

If you want to DIY, but end up getting frustrated because it is harder than it looks, just take a class at The Camellia. 

 The mechanics behind the design. 

  Here's one of the bouquets we designed for a Wedding last Summer. If you would like to do you own Wedding Flowers, we can order in the fresh or faux blooms, and you can mkae them in our studio.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Bridal open House at The Camellia

Come Visit us at The Camellia this weekend. 30, Hacquoil Rd.

This is 10 mins. from the Thunder Bay Airport, heading south from Arthur St. along HWY. 61.  Turn left onto Hacquoil Rd. We are 1.6 km. on the left.

Fri. April 18, 11-4, Sat. April 19, 11-5. Sun. April 20, 12-4

Lavender Toss, Brooches to add that Vintage style to your wedding, DIY Classes, Pinterest-ey things, and much more!!

Bee Happy Candles Open house 

Saturday, April 19th.  11 am- 5 pm.

At  411 Markland Street, this is  is one block South of the Oliver Rd/High St. intersection.

Getting married ? Wondering where to find stuff and not really sure where to start? Here at The Camellia, we have all kinds of cool Pinterest-ey things for your Wedding.
  • DIY Classes on making rolled roses, bouquets, and roses from coffee filters
  • Lavender from the south of France, to use as a Toss at your ceremony, as bouquets, and as stress relievers in Spa baskets
  • Bridal Registry for the softest of cotton Bedding, Tablecloths and much more.
  • Need Ideas for ceremony decor? Talk to Camille.
  • Wondering what Wedding Flowers will cost? bring in your list, and we'll do a quote for you.
  • Ask about our satin Flower Purses, and Flower Purse Bouquets.
  • A new shipment of bling brooches just came in, perfect for those brooch Wedding bouquets

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Come Visit The Camellia.

 How do I get there?   We are 10 mins. from the Thunder Bay Airport, heading south on Hwy. 61. Turn left onto Hacquoil Rd. We are 1.6km. on the left.    Phone 807) 475-3551 Shop online at
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

National Bridal show 2014 , Toronto, On.

Here's a Report on the National Bridal Show, which took place at the Direct Energy Centre, in Toronto, On. The weather outside was frightful, cold and windy, but once you were inside, a world of Bridal elegance awaited. 

This display of Curly Willow and hanging roses really caught your eye as you walked around. Simple, yet stunning in its simplicity.

And this fabulous display in a blush pink and ivory palette, roses and pink apple blossoms. and fab furniture, and so much more!

A fresh bouquet of spray roses, roses, and hydrangeas, a lovely bouquet for a Bride. 

 Too many many colour combinations to choose from. Loving this blush Pink & Black.

 Classic creams & whites. Always in style.

 White with a bit of glitz.

  Faux Botanical Bouquets... whcih is our Speciality at The Camellia.

 Kleinfeld is now open in Canada, at Hudson's Bay, they had a fabulous array of designer Wedding dresses.

 Love this Kissing ball with the brooches in the middle of the blooms. We just received a new shipment of Vintage-look brooches and pins. Come into The Camellia to see them!

 I was totally inspired by this assortment of sweets  ....wonderful mixture of burlap tones, chocolate and minty greens.

 Here we are experimenting with singed satin blooms.

Fabric rolled Roses with yummy real Cupcakes ...nice for a Wedding shower.Want to learn how to make these? Take a class ,

For cool ideas and all sorts of creative stuff, Wedding Flowers and more, visit The Camellia at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Open Wed. through Sunday. Need a quote on your Wedding Flowers? Book an appointment with Camille.