Tag Archives: Mums

Two Bridal Bouquets: My Induction Into The Canadian Association of Floral Artists – CAFA

On October 19 I became a student member of the Canadian Academy of Floral Artists. In order to become a CAFA member, I had to complete a test where we were given a bucket of flowers, a few accessories , a theme and 2 hours to create an original, technically accurate floral design. I think that was the shortest, most intense and exhilarating 2 hours I have experienced in a long time. As a CAFA student member, I will be mentored by a full member for the next 2 years. What a fabulous opportunity to take my passion for floral design to the next stage.
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Chrysanthemum – The Queen of Fall Flowers – Week 9

Until recently I didn’t have much regard for chrysanthemums (or mums). I saw them as a cheap, boring, mainstream, unimaginative flower available everywhere and anywhere – corner stores, supermarkets, florist shops, street vendors. Then I took a workshop with the talented Scandinavian floral artist, Per Benjamin, who taught us how to make incredible, original floral designs using the cheapest, least respected flowers, namely chrysanthemums and carnations.
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Something Blue – Flowers for an Intimate Wedding

Tweet The Wedding On August 21, 2010 my sister in law Patty Lant married the love of her life, Serge LaFleur. It was an intimate family affair, held in the gorgeous gardens of Patty’s parents, Shirley and Ron Lant. Patty’s favourite colour is blue, and when she asked me to do the wedding florals, I [...]
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Wasn’t That a Party

Tweet Last weekend I had a wonderful opportunity to create the floral decor for a really fun event – the 25th wedding anniversary of Deb and Les, my sister and her husband. This memorable party was attended by 250 of their closest friends and relatives. In keeping with the party personalities of the 2 hosts, [...]
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