Monday, December 19, 2016

Enter to Win a dream vacay in Jamaica from Wedding, The Camellia, Thunder Bay, On. Canada

Head to for a chance to Win a dream vacay in Jamaica! Imagine a free Honeymoon! and Jamaica is one of our Favourite islands in the Caribbean. 

Here at The Camellia we help make your Wedding Flower dreams come true, with beautiful, custom-made Flower Bokays. Visit

How do you know if a destination Wedding is right for you?

  • You both love the Beach and hot weather.
  • you are both very busy with work and have little or no time to plan your Wedding
  • you want to have just the important people in your lives at your Wedding celebration
  • because of your careers, the Winter is the only time you can both get vacation time
What's the downside...? you'll be sharing the Beach with many other Vacationers, so lack of privacy.

That clear Caribbean Sea and Jamaican heat and sunshine....what could be better? 

Relaxing in the Spa. 

There will be all kinds of outings and watersports for your guests... no worries, it's Jamaica mon! All photos taken on site at Iberostar Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica. 

The beach at the Iberostar in Montego Bay, all set up for a Wedding.

Here at The Camellia, we design Wedding flowers for destination Weddings. Book an appointment with us to discuss your Flowers! p (807)475-3551
The Camellia, 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Thunder Bay, On.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Wedding Wishes Show 2016, Wedding Flowers by The Camellia

Getting married? Then you will want to attend Wedding Wishes on at the Valhalla Inn this Sunday Nov. 6th. 2016, from 11.30 to 4p. in Thunder Bay, On. Planning a Vintage Wedding and not sure where to get everything? Visit The Camellia for silk-like Wedding Bouquets, Vintage props, and accessories. 

Want to make up your own signs? We offer Paint classes at The Camellia.

Using Vintage pieces in your Wedding decor? We carry Cottage/chalky Paint at the Camellia, in 55 colours. Low voc, water clean-up, easy-peasy.

Our Paris themed  Antique dresser is for sale. 

What is a Vintage Wedding without a 1957 Pontiac?

We have brooch bouquets here at The Camellia.

Bling Bouquets.

Yes, we even have the latest in Boho-Chic handbags.

Visit The Camellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On. Open Wednesday through Sunday. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Must see Wedding photos of 2015.

Weddings....they are what you make them. TV shows have so raised expectations of what the Perfect Wedding is. Don't buy into the hype, if you want a simple Wedding, then make it happen. If you want a lavishly styled Wedding, then be prepared to plan years in advance. 

Order your Flowers as soon as you know what colour your dresses will be. 

At The Camellia, we design fab faux-botanical flowers for your special day.  Call us at (807)475-3551.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Boho chic wedding Bouquet

What is Boho Chic? It's a relaxed type of Wedding, usually outdoors somewhere in a Garden or a Beach with Nature all around. 

it's a Happy--nothing -has- to match -look. 

So much wonderful Wedding attire can be found in second- hand stores. Why spend all that money on a dress that's worn for a few hours?

Photographed in the Thrift shop in Campbell River, Vancouver Island, Canada. 

Click on this link to see how to make a Boho-Chic Bouquet.
Head to The Camellia for Wedding flowers & event decor. Now taking bookings for 2017. 
The Camellia, 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Thunder Bay, On
p (807)475-3551.

Monday, September 5, 2016

I'm out of thinking of skimping on my Wedding Flowers, should I?

Absolutely NOT!! Some Brides & Grooms-to-be end up with a huge Wedding many Groomsmen, so many Bridesmaids. When the time comes to get a price quote for Wedding Flowers, it shouldn't come as a big surprise that the bigger a Wedding party you have, the more your Wedding flowers will cost. And skimping on your Flowers? Not an option. Take a look at this video from the Flower Factor: 

Fabulous Bouquets need lots of Flowers, they should look great from any angle. When you give your Florist an unrealistic budget, they are forced to give you a few flowers with a lot of whatever foilage  is laying around and is cheap. When you look back at your Wedding photos, you want to see a radiant you with a beautiful, full Bouquet. Book a Wedding flower consultation with Camille today, phone (807)475-3551, or toll-free at 1-877-523-7444.

Here is a fresh bouquet which was ordered this weekend for a Bride in our area. We used Garden hydrangeas, gladiola spikes, daisies, roses, hops and sedum. 

Visit The Camellia for Wedding Flowers in Thunder Bay, Slate River, and Neebing, On. 
30/32 Hacquoil Rd. p(807) 475 3551

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Seasonal Bouquets for a Fall Wedding

How many of you are planning on getting married in the Fall? Click on this link for Fall Bouquet Ideas. 

Fall colours are breathtaking ....every bit as lovely as Summer, Here are some of our garden Sunflowers. 

Photos taken in the Fall look especially beautiful with the changing leaf colours. 

Adding berry sprays, fruit branches, and grasses add an extra layer of beauty to a bridal bouquet.

For lovely Fall Wedding flowers, Visit #TheCamellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, On
Open Wed. through Sunday.
See Weddings we have designed Flowers for at

Friday, July 22, 2016

On the day of my Wedding, my photographer failed to show up...

I recently heard about a Wedding someone attended, and about an hour before the Wedding, the Photographer had not showed up, The ones getting married called him, "Where are you...? " 
He replied, "You asked me for a quote for and a photography package, I emailed you the information, and you never got back to me. I didn't know I was photographing your Wedding!"  On such an important day, their memories are now in the hands of guests who used their Ipads, and phones to take photos. Not good. 

This is not just happening with Photography. Florists are being called 1 week before the Wedding, " When are my Flowers going to be delivered..?" Florist replies, "You're not on my list of August Brides, who are you?" Same story, The  Bride emailed for a quote and thought that a reply meant she had booked a Florist. When hiring a professional for your Wedding, make sure you have signed a contract, AND PAID A DEPOSIT. 

Flowers take time to prepare, there is no Easy button, every piece is designed especially for your Wedding. 

For fabulous Floral Wedding designs, Visit The Camellia at 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On

Monday, July 4, 2016

Best free Wedding fonts

How many of you are DIYing your Wedding signs and stationery? Click on this link for some great free fonts. 

You can make your own wooden signs with #CottagePaint which we sell at #theCamellia, or you can sign up for a class at

Wedding Invites by Letterelle ...

You can stencil onto burlap for a personalised Table runner. We sell #Stencils at The Camellia. 

Vintage dressers make great photo props for Weddings. We made over this Antique in #CottagePaint, this Vintage dresser is for sale at out shop on Hacquoil Rd. ( a 2-colour distress process, finished with Flamingo Pink) 

Lettering really makes a statement. For stencils, classes, Cottage/Chalky Paint and custom signs, Visit The Camellia, at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River. P.(807)475-3551. Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Will I get eaten by bugs if I have an outdoor Wedding in Northwestern Ontario?

Our question today is : "I'm planning an outdoor wedding in Northwestern Ontario, and am wondering about the bugs....? what is the best month to plan an outdoor Wedding?"

This is a valid question, as we all get carried away by photographs of beautiful outdoor Wedding ceremonies, most likely photographed somewhere in California or Vancouver. 

Let's look at what happened in the Summer of 2015. It rained a lot, which made the No-see-um population explode. If you had an function outdoors, you would be eaten up come dusk. It's probably safe to have an Outdoor Wedding from July onwards. The end of August can be iffy here, as it can be either scorching hot or freezing cold. 

We ( The Camellia) sell Mosquito Nets and No-see-um nets which are 40 ft. wide on the bottom. Plan to have your event in a windy location, bugs hate wind. Or arrange to have some large fans at the venue. Some places will fog just before your event.

Provide trays of Bug repellent for your guests, and get the Multikap from The Camellia. Looking for an outdoor venue for your Wedding?  Try Gammondale Farms, and Rose Valley Lodge.

For the best in Wedding Flowers, visit The Camellia at 30, Hacquoil Rd.