Flower Arrangement

Spring flowers we love!

This past Wednesday marked the first day of spring and already I have sprouts starting in the garden and buds forming on my magnolia trees.  This winter seemed incredibly long, mostly because I feel like I was sick for 75 percent of it! As the days are getting longer and the weather is slowly getting warmer we can only get excited about spring flowers.  We always try to shop local and that means looking at seasonal flowers for our region. We have selected three of our favourite spring flowers to highlight on the blog today!

Seasonal Spring Flowers - Colour.jpg

Ranunculus: This flower is an all time favourite of ours.  With soft feathery petals, ranunculus are a sweet delicate looking flower.  Not only do they come in a variety of colours, but also different textures. Butterfly ranunculus for example feature a number of different flowers on each stem.  They also have a more open face and thin petals that “flutter” in the breeze.

 
Seasonal Spring Flower - Purple Ranunculus.jpg

Helleborus: Sometimes referred to as the ‘Christmas Rose” or ‘Winter Rose’ this plant begins blooming in the winter and continues into the spring.  With a unique colouring, hellebores are most commonly seen in shades of green, white and burgundy. With a distinct 5 petal head, hellebores are sure to wow in any arrangement.

 
Seasonal Spring Flower - Hellebores.jpg

Anemone: This flower truly makes a statement with it’s contrasting ‘eye’ catching center.  Most commonly seen in white, anemones are also available in shades of pinks and purples. It is no surprise that this flower is a symbol of protection against evil.  

 
Seasonal Spring Flower - White Anemone.jpg

What are some of your favourite spring flowers?  

White Anemone in a wintery bridal bouquet

White Anemone in a wintery bridal bouquet

Flower Bunch Subscriptions are back!

We are beyond excited to announce that bunch subscriptions are back by popular demand!

After a brief hiatus, we are re-launching our awesome monthly bunch flower subscription service in Toronto. This service is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh flowers each month and support a local business. Each bunch is carefully designed and curated with a focus on locally grown Ontario flowers as well as what we grow in our own gardens seasonally.

Give it as a gift, or gift to yourself!

B&LSubLaunch5.jpg
B&LSubLaunch4.jpg

Each month Burlap & Lace Florals will be supporting a local or Canadian charity that speaks to our sustainability platform and promotes positive communities. It’s a small way we can give back, and you can feel good about it too!

We are also launching ‘Pick-up Locations’ across the city. We have carefully chosen some awesome community hubs to partner with as our subscription pick-up locations. Step in and enjoy your neighbourhood and connect with a small local business, we love supporting them and know that you will too!

B&LSubLaunch2.jpg
B&LSubLaunch3.jpg

Our first subscription bunches will be ready for pick-up on Thursday March 27th. Make sure to sign up for yours here!
Additional details regarding subscription dates and a complete list of our pick up locations can be found at here.

March Charitable Giving
Burlap & Lace is proud to support Friends of the Earth Canada. A portion of our bunch subscription sales go directly to this incredible organization that is doing so much important work to take action and protect our environment. Have a look at all the work they are doing and become a friend of the earth!

Do you know a local charity that we can featured next month? Send us an email and let us know about your great organization!

Moody weddings: Is that an oxymoron?

I think when a wedding is classified as moody we are thinking unpredictable…not sad or gloomy. Or maybe it’s unpredictable to use dark deep colours often associated with sadness to celebrate such a happy occasion. Either way, moody weddings are definitely not melancholic but quite the opposite!

The past few years we have seen a rise in blush wedding details including soft textures with metallic accents. More recently, brides are combining the soft blush palette with deep burgundy for a stunning combination. These jewel tones: think ruby, emerald, sapphire were once considered “fall colours” but are now taking center stage in weddings year round….and we couldn’t be happier! These deep moody colours add an air of mystery and warmth and can be incorporated in a number of different details: emerald velvet napkins, rich berry desserts, coloured candles and of course, flowers.

Do you love this style?
Take it to the next level with unusual colour combinations like burgundy and mustard. It is important when choosing a look or theme for your wedding that you pick something that suits your personality and style. Don’t just follow the current trends, but be inspired by them and make your wedding something unique that represents you and your partner. After all, it’s those details that your guests will remember the most.

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch


We love working with our fellow industry vendors & friends!
This Styled Photoshoot was a collaborative effort;

Planning & Design
Weddings By Alexandra
www.weddingsbyalexandra.ca
@weddingsbyalexandra

Photography
Willow + Birch
www.willowbirchphoto.com
@willowbirchphoto

Cake Artist
Sweet & Shy Cakes
@sweetandshycakes

Makeup & Hair
Victoria Barrett Makeup & Hair
Victoria Barrett & Cristina Capilongo
@vb.makeuphair

Rentals
Chairman Mills Corp.
www.chairmanmills.com
@chairmanmills

Flowers
Burlap & Lace
www.burlapandlace.ca
@burlapandlaceflorals

Videography
135mm Photography + Studios
www.135mm.photography.com
@one35photography

Models
Brittany + Stephanie
beeraskob@gmail.com

Dress
Catherine Langlois Bridal
www.catherinelanglois.com
@Langloisbrides

Invitation + Graphic Design
The Polka Dot Paper Shop
www.thepolkadotpapershop.com
@polkadotpapershop