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. 

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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