Monday, July 2, 2012

Wedding Flowers Whitby, Oshawa, Pickering, Brooklin, GTA

Wedding season 2012 is flying by! Here are a few shots from some of our favourite events so far this year.











Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Whitby Flowers - Order Flowers Online Whitby, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Brooklin


It's a great day to be a small business owner. Advertising, marketing and even sales are literally at our fingertips. Websites, blogs, email, facebook and twitter have opened the door to take up what I like to call eRetail space. Cutting the costs and risks of an actual retail store allows for a minimal overhead and no, this does not mean we are cheaper. It means the client gets more bang for their buck. It means you are paying for the product, supplies and time to put your product together. Not my rent, utilities, insurance, yada yada. So long story short, check out the LMFD eStore. The pieces on this store site are custom, unique and are designed to make a personal statement to the lucky recipient you are sending them to!

Florist Whitby - Broach (Brooch) Bridal Bouquet











There really is nothing like a beautiful bouquet of fresh blooms for a bride. BUT I will never shy away from the alternative options out there. This brings me to the Broach Bridal Bouquet. Vintage is all the rage these days in wedding design and these beauties fit in perfectly, especially if you can get your hands on grandmas antique pieces to throw in there. Here are a few that I found for inspiration...



A custom broach bouquet starts at $350.00. Please inquire directly to hello@laurelmunro.com for your piece!














Monday, January 9, 2012

Laurel Munro Floral Design - Order Valentines Day Flowers Online Whitby, Oshawa, Ajax, Brooklin

It's around the corner! The look of love is in your eyes and we are here to rescue you (and your partners) from the boring, same-old Valentine's Day floral arrangements. We even have something for the ladies to send to the gents!



The monochromatic rose dish is our take on the traditional rose arrangement we have all seen a million times. No fillers, no fuss, just spectacular roses that add an incredible pop of colour. The garden-inspired arrangement is teaming with french tulips, runuculus, anemones and antique hydrangea that keeps us reminded spring is around the corner! (sort of. well, it will be soon anyways) And then there is the clean, modern, froufrou-free arrangement shown with velvety kangaroo paw, yellow billy buttons, blue thistles, blue berries and lime beup. This is the arrangement to get for that person who likes one-of-a-kind!

We highly recommend passing along our link if you are interested in receiving any of these special pieces for Valentine's day and if you want to send, please get orders in as soon as possible, it's a crazy time for us!






**Flowers and photos by Laurel Munro Floral Design.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Florist Whitby, Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax, Brooklin

















I found this post's spotlight florist by searching for interesting holiday pieces. For some reason, succulents in Christmas arrangements (or any arrangement for that matter) have always gotten me jazzed. It could be my time spent in the dry, hot climate of Australia for Christmas 2008. They used local, exoctic greens in their Christmas designs and wreaths and I have always been inspired by this. So when I came across Lila B. Design, I had a bit of a "kid in a candy store" reaction to all of her succulent, moss and cactus galore. The "succulent shutter" is a gem. And I am such a fan of the Terraniums. What an amazing gift for someone??? And the herb, moss, succulent planter used as a wedding centrepiece has been on my must-do list for some time now.


Visit us at our Laurel Munro Floral Design website if you are interested in all things succulent for your holiday gifts, centrepieces or an upcoming wedding or event!


All designs on this post by Lila B. Design and photography by Tinywater Photography. We have only been inspired by these fabulous designs and photos!!!












































Saturday, November 26, 2011

Laurel Munro Floral Design - Flowers Whitby

Sometimes I sit back and really think about how lucky I am to be a small business owner in the age of online social networking. I remember when I launched my first company website in 2009, it felt surreal to have a website. And when I think about that modest, simple HTML website and look at my current flashy, modern site now, I can't believe how much has changed since then. I was not even a Facebook member until 2009. A fellow vendor in the biz (you know who you are), convinced me that Facebook was the way to get my little flower business out there and she could not have been more right. When I get an email inquiry through my website, I always make a point to ask how they have found me. Often it is a referral from a past client (thanks ladies!) or a fellow vendor, but in just as many cases people tell me they found me on Facebook. Facebook has even introduced a new option called "insights" on business pages where it calculates based on the current people who "like" your page, how many potential other users could be exposed to your page. Based on my current "likes", I could potentially reach 80,000+ users. How could you ever accomplish this even 10 years ago?

So what am I trying to say here.... Thank you Facebook? Not exactly, but I am indeed thankful to have the tools I do to reach out to as many potential clients as I can. That's just my feel good story for the day. Nothing really to do about the main character of my business, but thanks for reading.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Wedding Flowers Whitby










I use this blog for inspiration purposes. You see enough of my work on my website and facebook page. This is where I like to soak up the creative and awe-inspiring juices of other floral designers and in this case, Botanical Stylist's. I don't know if I have reached the upper echelons of floral design to call myself a Botanical Stylist, but I think I have earned the title of Floral Designer vs. Florist? Maybe? Now let's get to the real kicker here. My featured Botanical Stylist is Lauryl Lane. I know, right? Something about us Laurel's!! We don't rest on them when it comes to flowers, that's for sure! I came across this website on my daily researching and I don't need to explain why I felt the need to share it. Soak it up. Be inspired.