Perth has a notable florist in its midst.
Kelly’s Flowers and Gift Boutique, located at Code’s Mill, took part in a prestigious flower competition in Ottawa recently — the Fleurs de Villes, where they earned top marks as the Florist Favourite.
“We were excited to be voted Florist Favourite,” said owner Krista Mackler in an email exchange. “All the participating florists were given a chance to vote for their favourite mannequin and design, and we tied with the most votes! Voting is still happening this week by patrons who stop by the display of all the mannequins.”
The Perth flower shop tied for the most votes with Trillium Floral — a first for the Ottawa show to have a tie.
Fleurs De Villes originated in Paris and was brought to Vancouver, B.C. Kelly’s received an invitation to submit a proposal last fall to be a part of this event, a six-city, cross-Canada tour. “We found out (in) February that our design had been chosen of as one of 15 to participate, representing the City of Ottawa,” Mackler said.
"Upon entering our boutique … the most commonly asked question is, ‘Who is Kelly?’ Well, let us tell you who Kelly really is. Kelly is a woodland fairy from deep in the Ontario woods. She lives in a temperate deciduous forest in Lanark County with maples, hemlock, oak and beech trees which supports 1,200 species of distinctive fauna and flora.
“Our design is a reflection of her woods, in which she calls home. We will be using florals and natural product inspired by the natural beauty of Kelly’s woods such as; roses, fresh mosses, grapevines, bear grass and succulents. We hope to capture the true beauty of Kelly and her home, sweet, home."
The team spent hours putting Kelly together and Mackler said they couldn't be more proud of how beautiful she is.
“If you haven't already, we strongly recommend stopping by Bayshore Shopping Centre this weekend to see the amazing mannequins.”
by Laurie Weir
Laurie Weir is a news editor at Metroland Media, including The Perth Courier, Smiths Falls Record News and regionally for The Carleton Place Almonte Canadian Gazette and the Kemptville Advance. Follow her on Twitter @InOttValley or find her on Facebook at any of the publications listed.
"Thank you to everyone who came out to our wreath workshop. Together we raised $1000 for childhood cancer research!"
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.
This year as Perth celebrates it's 25th Anniversary of the Stewart Park Festival, we are also celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement!
Many special events are planned during the 4 days of music, workshops and artisans, including a special Thursday evening show sponsored by the Stewart Park Festival.
Kelly's Flowers & Gift Boutique is located in the Code's Mill Building directly across from beautiful Stewart Park; stop in for some home and garden decor inspiration!
We have a large array of both local and import flowers coming in fresh all week long. Give us a call and we will work with you to create the perfect arrangement for your Mom. We specialize in both modern and contemporary arrangements along with the classic European hand tie bouquets. Let us take care of showing mom just how much she means to you.
Did you know Kelly's cares a wide selection of patio plants for all those moms who prefer plants over cut flowers? We have a wide selection of, 10" hibiscus in shades of pink, red, and white, 10" Madvevillas on trellises also in shades of red and pink, jasmine and new from California as well as moss garden arrangements.
Wow 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!!
News Release - Kellys Flowers Recognized at Ottawa Wedding Awards - April 2016
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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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.