Category Archives: grad and prom

Coffee. Boxwine. Nutella. Repeat.

Hitting the vices fairly hard as I get ready for my beautiful little sister’s wedding on the 19th. You know how everyone on earth says not to eat based on emotions, or use booze to calm yourself down? Yeah, about that…..

Sage Flowers will be closed for the wedding July 7-24. I will reopen to take orders and calls on Thursday July 25, and be fully re-stocked and ready to deliver flowers on Friday, July 26. Don’t worry, I’ll post a list of great alternate florists to keep you in flowers while I’m away.

In flower news, plenty of milestones and new chapters on the order sheets this month:

The biggest bouquet I have ever made:
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The customers later put it into their own giant, two-foot-diamaeter vase- the RONA bucket was the biggest thing I had to arrange in. This was for an annual Downton Abbey food and croquet party. I have to scam an invite for next year, they sent me photos and it looked like an absolute blast!

Hot pink gerberas to say thank you and goodbye to coworkers (the person doing the moving did the sending this time, which is cool and unusual):
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More proms! More grads! A few promotions!
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A retirement orchid…. I loved this lemon yellow colour.
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And last but not least, one of my September brides moved house and sold me her dishwasher- his name is the Admiral, and he is the love of my life. I can’t promise you there won’t be selfies of me making out with it at some point in the future. Possibly while rockin’ the boxwine.

Happy short week, eh? Hope all my fellow Canadians had a wonderful Canada day weekend.

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If you like it then you should have put a phalaenopsis on it…

Crazy heat and humidity arrived this week, just in time for all of Kingston’s grad and prom-goers to get sweaty-betty in their formal wear. I’m sure they all had a blast anyway… great excuse for a midnight swim, no?

I had the pleasure of doing up a couple of wrist corsages and bouquets for grads:

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and some comb, clip, and pin-in-hair-flower samples for an upcoming prom customer,

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Of course I choose the most humid day of all recorded history to show off my hairdo for all y’all.  Because I am a frigging supermodel. Oh, and forcing your husband to take dozens of photos of your head is completely normal.

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In that last one, I’m modelling the hairband from my big fat fake wedding shoot on the weekend- I’ll be showing those pics off later.
Let’s just say that the original model is way cuter than I am…. and leave you with a preview of the shenanigans.

Walking a fine line between feeling like a real a-hole for posting so many pictures-of-self… and knowing that I MUST SHOW YOU THIS:
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Sometimes I can’t believe this is my life, haha.

Stay cool grads, have an awesome summer!

Now let’s all go get some ice cream. Happy Wednesday!

 

PS. La boutique est fermee! I will be closed July 7-24 for my little sister’s big crazy real wedding.
If you know you will need fleurs during this time, shoot me a message- I’ll be happy to suggest some alternate kickass florists in town.

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