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Where in the wedge is Maggie M? Christmas in Perth

This movie offers a look inside some of Perth's finest establishments. They say, "it's the most beautiful town in Ontario." While it seems so, know that its people are bursting with personality. They are creative and they are happy by all accounts. Hold till the end for Perth's ratings out of 5 stars by MAGGIE M !

Five Christmas Trees

We may have gone overboard this year and created five designer Christmas trees with accenting displays. We have everything from pianos, wine bottles, woodland creatures and traditional items. Come in and see which theme speaks to you.
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Cut Flower & Arrangement Care

cutflowersCut flower Care: Step one: Remove packaging. Please recycle. Step two: Fill a vase with warm water and dissolve flower food. Read instructions on the package for correct measurements. Step three: Cut each stem on an angle and promptly drop into the vase. Step four: Replenish vase with clean water every 2- 3 days. Always re-cut stems before they go back into your vase. This will increase the vase life. Step five: ENJOY arrangementArrangement Care: Step One: remove arrangement from packaging. Please recycle. Step two: Top up water level, some may have spilled while being delivered to you. Step Three: Place in a cool area away from direct sunlight and drafts Step four: Change water and re-cut each stem every 2-3 days for maximum vase life. Step five: Enjoy.

Kelly’s Flowers is proud to be awarded at the 2016 Ottawa Wedding Awards

kristaawardWow wasn't that a night, still can't believe it. All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm so proud to have been nominated with the best of the best from Ottawa's wedding industry. Thank you to Mike and my family who believed in me from the very beginning, to all the brides who trusted me to create magic, to my amazingly talented staff who works beside me everyday, and to all my loyal customers who have followed me all these years on this crazy journey. I am truly blessed and honoured to have won this award. Thank you!! Dream, Create, Share!! - Krista News Release - Kellys Flowers Recognized at Ottawa Wedding Awards - April 2016

Kelly’s Flowers featured in Wedding Guide

Kelly's Flowers is very happy to have been a part of Isabelle and Mathieu's wedding at Stonefield's on June 20, 2015. Their wedding was featured in the EMC Wedding Guide in February 2016, "A Chance meeting turns into romance". Story by : David D. Johnston

photos: Melanie Lauzon Photography

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Kelly’s Flowers featured in Hitched magazine!

Featured-in-Hitched-2016-(2)The Magazine write up..   Kelly’s Flowers and Gift Boutique is a charming boutique-style florist located in Perth Ontario’s historic Code’s Mill building. With its romantic heritage feel, this building has become a leading wedding destination province-wide. In fact, the town of Perth is currently considered to be the wedding capital of Ontario.   Your love story is one of a kind, and your flowers should be too. From locally sourced to rare imports- if you dream it, Kelly’s will create it, so that you may share your vision with those who mean the most.  “Dream, Create, Share” Kelly’s award- winning team specializes in modern and contemporary wedding designs and works with brides to provide a personalized service in order to create the most breathtaking and unique floral arrangements. From the initial free consultation, right through to your big day; Kelly’s takes pride in the detailed service it provides to each and every bride who walks through the door.  

Tips for Choosing your Wedding Flowers

"A bride's bouquet is a once in a life-time accessory”. As such, owner & designer Krista Mackler considers it to be the statement piece at your wedding. Her advice? Focus on what you desire most in your dream bouquet.  Once your deam bouquet is selected, you can explore different options to ensure that your coordinating pieces carry the theme, while still fitting within your budget." Here are some other things for brides to consider when planning:
  • Set a budget
  • Don’t worry too much about the current trend; let your choice reflect your personal style and taste
  • No matter how many times you may hear that flowers don’t last; flowers are the finishing touch that leaves a lasting impression of your day
  • Pinterest like crazy and come prepared to your consultation with images to show your likes and dislikes; trust in your florist’s knowledge and experience on how to achieve your vision.
  • Keep in mind that the season in which you wed will affect your choice; if a flower is out of season it can be imported, but at a higher cost. You can still achieve the same look with seasonal flowers in a similar colour.
  • Create a list of required floral pieces early in the planning. Can any be reused (ie: bouquets used on the head table instead, church arrangements moved to the reception space)?
  • Prearrange all set up details and delivery location and times to eliminate a phone call to coordinate on the day of.
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Kelly’s First Chuppah

We first met Stephanie and Kiva at the Temple's Wedding Show in November of 2014. The couple attended the show to select vendors, including a florist for their upcoming nuptials on October 10th 2015. Stephanie and Kiva were also searching for someone who could provide them with a Chuppah, a beautiful necessity for their Jewish ceremony.

After meeting with the couple and discussing their wedding wishes, I offered to build them a Chuppah. Together we concluded that we would make the Chuppah from cedar, grapevine, moss and fresh flowers. The couple especially like the idea of using outdoor elements to compliment the outdoor beauty of Temple’s.

 

The Assembly of Our Chuppah

• To start, we cut cedar posts in 7 foot lengths from our family property, 10 min South West of Perth.
• After cutting the posts, they were screwed together in groups of three and wrapped in grapevine.
• The crossers were single cedar posts also wrapped in grapevine.
• Planks were used on the bottom of the Chuppah for extra stability
and hidden with grapevine and moss.
• The top was made of lovely vintage lace, tacked to stay in place.
• Finally, fresh daisies, alstromeria, babies breath, limonium, and
preserved moss were placed between the vines for an added
splash of colour.

The finished Chuppah provided the perfect backdrop for Stephanie and Kiva as they exchanged their vows. The completion of this project was a first for me and I was extremely pleased to be able to add this special touch to what was a wonderful wedding.

"Absolutely perfect chuppah! Thank you for bringing our vision to life, you are a true artist!"
- Stephanie

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Delivery of the posts

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Building the Chuppa

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Final Chuppa