TWO YEARS OF THORN

THORN floral opened up June 1, 2017. I’d been meaning to write a blog reflecting on the last two years – the ups, downs, learning curves & growth of THORN. And here we are – A month overdue and blogging on a Saturday night. Maybe that gives you an indication on how things are going… Busy, as heck!?

Leading up to THORN floral’s 2nd anniversary, I had the pleasure of hanging with the lovely & talented photographer, Emily Suzanne Harris.

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CITY HALL BRIDE

Couples can plan their heart out when it comes to their wedding day. Down to every 15 minute interval – but you know what?! Life is unpredictable as heck! Much like who we fall in love with. You just gotta roll with it – And for this couple, that’s exactly what they did! (Spoiler alert: the groom was injured on their wedding day)

On February 17, 2018 – Steph + Conor weren’t going to let a little accident stand in the way of proclaiming their love for one another. A few weeks shy of their wedding date, the groom became injured while playing basketball – which resulted in a boot-like cast, crutches and at times, even a wheel chair.  Shot by talented Tamara Lockwood, Steph + Conor’s small, intimate wedding had a big, adorable story!

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FLORIST + BRIDESMAID

As a wedding florist, you get the chance to build the magical day so many little girls and boys dreamt about… Their wedding day!

If you’re like me –  you’ve had the lucky opportunity of getting picked as wedding florist + bridesmaid on the same wedding. Not once, but twice has this happened in my career.  It’s amazing, stressful and so so so heartwarming!  But since, we’re just a few days shy of an anniversary – I’ll chat about my oldest gal pal’s wedding day  at Hart House (October 2017).

Meet the Mr & Mrs! Aren’t they so adorably in love?! Talk about a match made in heaven!

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HARVEST MOON

Even as a wedding florist, weddings make me emotional! Often at set ups, while our couples are in the midst of their ceremony, the THORN crew are hiding out in the near by shadows. I have my crew to back me up in this – I am watching overwhelmed with emotion. I’m diligently listening to every word exchanged, every vow, and of course, that roar of applause by the guests as couples takes their first kiss as husband and wife. Every damn time, there’s tears of joy streaming down my face. 

Months and months of wedding planning, quote revisions, hand selecting each and every floral stem, pre-wedding site visits, all the meetings, e-mails and phone calls – they all came down to create this absolutely perfect and special  moment for two people unconditionally in love.  As their florist, getting to witness that moment of our client (even from the sidelines) is completely overwhelming.  Working on weddings just warms my heart!!

Shot by the talented Drew Austin, this wedding trailer is seriously good!  I just adore the song selected for this! Harvest Moon by Neil Young. YASSS – Dalia, you’re such a lovely, badass, bride babe! Muah!

VIDEOGRAPHER: Drew Austin, The Lovers Club Films

VENUE: Toronto Event Centre

STYLED WITH LOVE

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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