As an entrepreneur and small business owner under the age of 30 – it’s always a treat to meet another like-minded individual. Even more of a delight, when they work in a creative field.

I met Cassaundra Overholt (Cass, for short) recently and let me tell you – she’s just the sweetest! We clicked right away chatting about the growth of our newly launched business adventures, among other common interests.

On one Sunday off –  I tossed myself and a cute bouquet of flowers in my minivan to head out of the city for the afternoon.  Oh, and I dragged my boyfriend along too. We headed to Toronto’s east side neighbour – Hamilton! Aka. Hamont. It’s the area where Cassandra’s upcoming photography biz is currently based out of. We met her just outside of Gage Park, which was conveniently located right near few great spots to stop and take a few shots. Just kidding – Cass scouted the locations prior, because she’s passionate about photography and building her brand.

In addition, to exploring some gems of Hamilton’s  – I had the chance to chat with Cass and learn more about her passion for photography. Be sure to read more and check out our Q&A below



THORN connected with Olivia of Liv Chic Events when working together at Drysdale Tree Farms last wedding season. I was delighted when her invitation made its way into our inbox, because I love creative collaborations with local vendors! And I especially love the winter rustic vibe of this styled shoot. The ever-so talented Emily (Emily Lauren Photographer) the nailed every detail!

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Last month I blogged about our ‘Times Like These’ collaboration with a fun  team of local vendors. The styled videography + photography shoot was held in the unique, industrial  Jam Factory T.O. The theme around the shoot was this romantic couple embracing their first dance. 

Click through to view the stunning photography shots by Gillian Foster Photography


The shoot also featured the ‘#TheJustMarriedJacket’  which originated in Toronto. If you haven’t heard about the travelling bridal leather jacket – click here


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After shooting a gorgeous wedding together last season (2017) – the sweet, talented & world-travelled photographer: Emily Michelson – reached out to THORN floral to collaborate on this vineyard shoot. THORN said – Cheers!

This dreamy styled shoot took place on a vineyard located in St. Catharine’s, Ontario – once again Emily blew me away with her magic behind the lens!

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Earlier this May, I had lovely morning with Tania Dee, of Verveine Studios. As a female entrepreneur, it’s so beneficial chatting with like-minded, hard working individuals. THORN floral is all about supporting strong willed, hustling women! Who run the world – GIRLS!

I’ve worked with Tania on numerous, gorgeous styled shoots last season. To date, all of our editorial collaborations have been published on established wedding blogs. This day we did something a little different.. Tania shot my little floral shop, which included the women behind THORN floral – myself, Victoria!

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This week I had another fun opportunity to collaborate with a team of local vendors for a videography + photography styled shoot at Jam Factory T.O. This loving video was shot by Twenty 5 Films. It was a pleasure working with Toronto-based event planner, Amanda Chapman of Open Sky Weddings once again too!

The main theme around the shoot was this romantic couple embracing their first dance. As they twirled around the industrial setting of Jam Factory T.O., Brent Miller LIVE covered “Times Like These” by Foo Fighters. 

The shoot also featured the ‘#TheJustMarriedJacket’  which originated in Toronto. If you haven’t heard about the travelling bridal leather jacket – click here

Read below for full vendor credits + web-links.

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Who doesn’t love the beach – Seriously?! Shot within mid summer of 2017 at Scarborough Bluffs, a natural escapement within Toronto. The setting of this styled shoot was romantic & coastal chic. I’ll say it again & again, THORN floral loves collaborating with local, talented wedding vendors.

This shoot was published on Elegant Weddings Online Blog



We can all admit, that bus is seriously cool – right?!?  The Photo Bus Booth  is a mobile photo booth operating out of a 1971 Volkswagen Bus.

The owner (Mitch Brown) and I had been chatting about collaborating this vintage ’71 bus, with some fresh, THORN floral styling for some time. Then one Spring-like day, it finally happened! A local, Toronto team was recruited and we were headed to the beautiful grounds of High Park. Our intention was to create floral packages to be paired with the photo bus to offer our unique clients!

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Another throwback to pre-opening days! Photographer Tania Dee (Verveine Studios), asked THORN floral to join the team on this Enchanted Garden editorial shoot. Held during sunset at Colbourne Lodge, which is located in one of my favourite green spaces in the city – High Park, Toronto.

Did you know Toronto’s first Architect build Colbourne Lodge for him and his wife in 1836? Talk about romance! As a west-end Toronto girl, I was all over this dreamy shoot! Colborne lodge is now a historical museum, and holds small weddings and events during warmer months.

This shoot was published on : Champagne Sweets Wedding Blog



In the earliest days of THORN floral, this world travelling model recruited THORN to rose up this sexy shoot in July 2017. It was just a month after grand opening (June 1/17). I remember Narley (the model) asking months before I’d even officially opened shop, “So, how much are your bouquets of roses?”-  It was honestly the first inquiry about pricing from our soon-to-be fresh floral market.

Once I got the shots in, my first thoughts were, “Narley, you’re a mega babe!” And then secondly, I said to her these shots would be perfect for Valentine’s Day promos.  (Typical flora-preneur – business ideas are always blossoming!)

This shoot was published on B-Authentique Online Magazine 


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