I started in the floral business with my sister in Cornwall, Ontario in the late 1950s. Over the years I have seen and created 1000′s of floral arrangements based on many different trends. I have seen it all!
While in Cornwall, I created bouquets and built the set each year for the annual wedding fashion show (for an upscale women’s apparel store), each year the show had a different theme. I was also involved in hair and flower fashion shows with a hair dresser – we even used a large poodle in one of those shows. In addition I have given numerous floral demonstrations to various well known women’s clubs.
What was the most unusual wedding bouquet I have created?
That’s easy. I attached anthuriums to the back of an antique vanity mirror for the bride. I also made similar bouquets for the bridesmaids (on the backs of mirrors). It was definitely memorable and the talk of the town!
What is my claim to fame?
I suppose there are two. First, the Toronto Star asked me to create a bouquet for their Thanksgiving special section – I made an arrangement in a gathering basket including flowers, bread and wheat. The second, I created a one of a kind floral arrangement for Elizabeth Taylor’s birthday while she was filming in Toronto.
What are my interests outside of flowers?
Throughout the years I have been heavily involved in community theater: acting, singing, dancing, directing and choreographing. I have also taught dance. As a professional actor I have been in numerous films, television commercials and music videos. In my spare time I paint in watercolors and acrylics.
What I do for BunchesDirect?
With almost 50 years of floral design experience I provide expert advice to the bride-to-be’s out there who are planning their special day. I love to guide them on what flowers and colors will work best for their unique floral needs. Every bride deserves special attention when it comes to making her flower decisions. I am there to help guide people on how to care for their flowers as well as to teach them how to create their very own beautiful arrangements if they choose to take the D-I-Y approach. If you are interested in a FREE 1/2hr floral consult with me call 1-866-690-8425 to book an appointment. You can also view my videos on YouTube to get more helpful wedding flower advice and tips.