That’s according to Angela Chandler, owner of Sweet Bee Floral, and designer extraordinaire. She knows a thing or two about flowers, bringing her years of experience to your special occasion; from centerpieces to full-service floral design, her unique designs create the perfect atmosphere your special day deserves.
The current trend in wedding florals is eco-consciousness, making use of seasonal flowers and locally foraged products from local and Ontario growers. Brides and grooms are requesting colour palettes, rather than specific blooms, which means the wedding florals can be created and sourced entirely from in-season blooms from local growers.
“I am very blessed to live in the Kawarthas and have access to the most amazing local flower growers such as Louise, owner of Wild Imagination Co, and Unicorn Blooms,” Angela says.
Another trend sees many couples choosing to give away their blooms after so that they can be “up cycled” and enjoyed in places like seniors homes.
If you are looking to mix things up a bit, Angela suggests using dried blooms and foliage – either mixed with fresh flowers or on their own – to create interesting texture and unusual combinations. Think pampas grass, sun palm, bleached and dyed ruscus, lunaria and straw flowers, to name a few. These easy-to-care-for options eliminate the worry about wilting, water or weather.
In terms of floral and greens installations, a new favourite is large floral pieces which create an impact – greenery and floral walls; flowers and greens hanging, or trailing from the ceilings; arbours or arches dripping in blooms. These are often created in a wild, undone-garden style of design, such as one would find in nature.
Sweet Bee Floral’s full service includes:
• Wedding & event floral design
• Photo styling & staging (Partnering with photographers, providing flowers for photo shoots)
• Corporate styling
• Pop-up events with their gorgeous vintage trucks
• Rentals (vessels, harvest tables)
• Full event set-up
Sweet Bee provides wedding and event delivery to Peterborough and the Kawarthas, the GTA, Haliburton and Muskoka areas and beyond! For daily flower deliveries, they deliver to Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes region. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and quotes.
You can find them on Facebook and Instagram, and watch for their new website – www.sweetbeefloral.ca – coming soon.