Our boutique is located in Perth’s historic Code’s Mill building. With its romantic heritage feel, this building has become a leading wedding destination province-wide. Kelly’s charming boutique-style décor plays off of the original stonework and architecture and boasts a breathtaking selection of fresh flowers & plants designed to suit any occasion. Stop in to shop our exclusive jewelry line, and find remarkable pieces to add to your personal home and garden collection.
The Kelly’s Team
Krista Mackler, Store Owner and Designer
Krista’s passion for flowers began in high school when she began working for Kelly’s as a part-time student and upon graduating PDCI in 1998, made it her goal to someday become the owner of “the nicest flower shop in town.” In 1999 she attended the Algonquin College Floral Program and continued her training in 2000 through Guelph University’s Wedding Design Program. Under former owners Peggy Paul, Cathie & Dale McCabe and Pascale Mapleston, Krista received guidance and training in the areas of design and business which prepared her to purchase Kelly’s on May 1st, 2014. Growing up on a local farm has taught Krista the importance of supporting local growers and therefor sources as much as she can locally. As a vice chair on the Perth BIA and member of the parent council at Queen Elizabeth School, Krista is an active member in the Perth community. She is also part of the Great War Memorial Foundation’s Sip ‘n Social committee that raises money for the mammography unit at the GWM site of the Perth and Smiths Falls Hospitals. Krista resides here in Perth with her husband Mike Mackler and their two daughters Kaylee and Skylar. They have dedicated much of their time and energy to keeping Kelly’s thriving, Krista could not do it without the help and support of her family, especially Mike.
Jessica Lemay, Designer
Meet Jessica Lemay, an essential member of the Kelly’s Team. Jessica is originally from Iqaluit, Nunavut and spent some time in the Yukon before settling in Smiths Falls with her three dogs, husband and young daughter, Eleanor. She graduated from the floral design course at Algonquin college in 2004 and worked at In Bloom in Kanata for three years. Then she worked in the Byward Market running a flower stand and also managing a shoe store. She started at Kelly’s with an opportunity to do a placement as a floral design student and after a few years away she is so happy to be back as part of the Kelly’s crew. She had come in to order her wedding flowers with Krista but just couldn’t stay away after that! Jessica has a flair for creativity, which shows in every arrangement she designs. If you see her at the shop you can’t miss her with her bright smile and contagious laughter!
Sharon Mahon, Designer
Meet one of our long-time staff members, Sharon Mahon. If you haven’t seen her working away at Kelly’s, many of you may recognize Sharon from the formerly known Sinclair’s Flowers here in Perth, where she spent 14 years as a designer. Sharon was welcomed as part of the Kelly’s design team in November of 2011 after a phone call from Krista asking what her plans were for that day. She agreed to come in for that day (with some arm twisting!) and has been here ever since. She continues to specialize in traditional and contemporary sympathy arrangements as well as silk arrangements. Recently titled the “plant lady”, Sharon is our resident plant expert with her ability to answer just about any question regarding plant care. Sharon is a longtime Perth resident with her husband Kevin Mahon, where they have raised their three sons Josh (Molly), Nick (Michelle) and Brandon (Jill). Sharon is also a very proud grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren and when she isn’t bustling around the shop she’s having fun being Nana!
We’re positive you’ve met the sweet and outgoing Candice by now as she started her career at Kelly’s through the co-op program in 2007. She was enrolled in the floral program at Algonquin College and after graduating knew without a doubt that Kelly’s was the place for her! It wasn’t long after her co-op placement finished that Candice was asked to join the Kelly’s team full-time to put her wild creativity to good use. Candice loves to think outside the box when it comes to creating with flowers and it shows in every piece she designs. After working full time for 8 years at Kelly’s, she and her husband Chaz started a family and now have 2 children, Charlotte and Cash. Candice then began working with her husband at their family-owned business in Perth but she continues to work at Kelly’s part-time Candice has definitely dug her roots here at Kelly’s and we are sure happy she did!
Lisa McGonegal, Designer
Meet Lisa McGonegal. For those of you who don’t know, Lisa joined us during one of our busiest days of the year… Valentine’s Day. Lisa was born and raised in Lanark, where she still currently lives with her family. She attended the Floral Design Program at Algonquin College the year after Krista, and they’ve known each other their entire lives. In her off time she can be found hunting, fishing, cozying up with a good book or baking fantastic goodies which she is very kind to share with us.
We would like to re-introduce you to Megan McIlvenna. If you think you recognize this staff member from a couple years back, then you would be right! Megan first started with us back in the summer of 2017, working on the weekends while she completed an internship with the Town of Smiths Falls. Following her internship, Megan continued to work in the gift shop. After being with us for a year, she moved to North Bay where she lived and worked up until the beginning of the pandemic. Since then she has moved back home to Smiths Falls and rejoined the Kelly’s Team when a “Hey, where are you?” call from Krista turned into a “would you like your old job back?” right before Mother’s Day 2020.
Rick is our beloved delivery driver who has been delivering our flower creations faithfully, rain or shine (and through our terrible winters!) since 2011 for Kelly’s. If you are lucky enough to receive a lovely gift from Kelly’s you will see his friendly face.