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Ask the Pros: What to Do With Flowers After the Wedding

June 20th, 2016 by Jeannine

 
Ask the Pros: What to Do With Flowers After the Wedding

Flowers at a wedding are a necessity, according to many brides. Not only do they serve as accessories to the bridal party, they may also be a huge chunk of the decor at the ceremony and reception venues. We’ve seen so many posts on blogs and Pinterest of weddings with lavish floral displays, numerous arrangements … Continue Reading…

Fresh Flowers vs. Silk Flowers

November 3rd, 2014 by Jeannine

 
Fresh Flowers vs. Silk Flowers

Have you ever looked at wedding photos and admired the flowers? Can you imagine your shock when you find out they’re fake? Why would someone choose fake flowers, you wonder… Well, there are many reasons from which range from saving money to combating allergies to wanting a wedding day memento that will last… but are … Continue Reading…

Guest Blog:
Top Five “Bang for your Buck” Blooms

August 20th, 2014 by Jeannine

 
Guest Blog: Top Five "Bang for your Buck" Blooms

One of the best ways to create fuller looking bouquets is by using big bloomed flowers… you’ll need less stems to create a big impact. But which flowers are good? I consulted Vancity Vendor Robin Loizil of Bootah Jardin Florists to give me her top 5 Bang for your Buck blooms… here’s what she had to … Continue Reading…

Guest Blog: Creating a Lasting Memory with a DIY Bouquet

June 9th, 2014 by Jeannine

 
Guest Blog: Creating a Lasting Memory with a DIY Bouquet

Shirley Low has been an avid reader of Vancity Bride since getting engaged back in January, 2012. She and her sister created beautiful silk bouquets for Shirley’s wedding last year and from that blossomed a joint business venture… and they want to show you how to make one for yourselves! Without further ado, here’s Shirley … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor:
Bootah Jardin Florists

April 25th, 2014 by Jeannine

 
Vancity Vendor: Bootah Jardin Florists

Robin Loizil knows a thing or two about plants, having graduated from UBC with a degree in Plant Biology and then worked in the horticultural industry for seven years. So how did she transition to weddings? It was as basic as filling a need in the industry. A lot of people she knew, including herself, … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor: Bridal Beginnings

May 31st, 2013 by Jeannine

 
Vancity Vendor: Bridal Beginnings

Larissa Meade was born with the entrepreneur gene. She worked for her family’s hotel business since she was a teenager and she always knew she would be her own boss one day. Larissa opened Bridal Beginnings in 1997 and has been in the industry for over 16 years. Bridal Beginnings provides full event design and … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor:
Queensberry Flower Company Inc.

May 3rd, 2013 by Jeannine

 
Vancity Vendor: Queensberry Flower Company Inc.

You may have seen the cute Queensberry Flower Company stores during your commute to Downtown Vancouver. They have two locations, one at Granville Station and another at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, both places carrying lots of pretty bouquets and arrangements created by their talented team of floral designers. Kanako Heinrichs is the founder/owner of Queensberry Flower Company. … Continue Reading…

Building a Better Relationship With Your Florist

March 6th, 2013 by Jeannine

 
Building a Better Relationship With Your Florist

As with my previous “Building a Better Relationship” series of articles… I’ve decided to seek out some local florists to find out what you can do to help strengthen your business relationship. The client-florist relationship must be a strong one, with lots of trust, because flowers play a major role in terms of your decor … Continue Reading…

Inspiration Shoot:
The Elegant Canuck

November 14th, 2012 by Jeannine

 
Inspiration Shoot: The Elegant Canuck

I love the Canucks… do you? This year’s styled shoot allows the sophisticated bride to wear her favourite team’s colours with pride and at the same time be elegant and stylish for a special occasion like a wedding. I’ve assembled a team of vendors you may have seen on the blog before… Most of them … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor Faves:
Vintage Bouquets

October 17th, 2012 by Jeannine

 
Vancity Vendor Faves: Vintage Bouquets

Vintage style bouquets are all the rage. They’re so romantic, feminine and so lovely to look at so I asked some of my Vancity Vendors to show off some of their favourite designs. Sunflower Florist See above featured photo. May of Sunflower Florist designed this stunning bouquet made with tulips, roses, mums, green hydrangea, carnation … Continue Reading…

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