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Floral Designer and Event Planner Extraordinaire

My name is Karen Ellis, and floral design and event planning are my passion. That’s why I wanted to stay fully focused and those two things. Managing a retail store did not fit into my plans. Instead, I opted to work out of my studio in Kendal on an appointment-only basis for my clients in the Toronto area.


What to expect when you come to my studio

studioYou will find a rustic cabin – complete with sofas and a wood-burning stove -  in the beautiful rolling hills of Kendal, at the foot of the Ganaraska Forest, Clarington.

You will be served snacks and beverages and have my full attention. You will then receive a quotation by email that you’ll find more than competitive in your area.

 

 

 


What the world thinks of Inspirational Floral Designs

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  • I was thrilled to be chosen by Blue Rodeo, Canada’s top country music band, to design the floral rose bouquet used to create the cover for their album “Left Behind”.
  • My business was featured in the July/August 2005 issue of East of the City magazine. Click here to read the article.

To make an appointment, call me at 905-260-3787 or visit my contact page to email me and to see my business hours. My consultation fee is fully refundable against your order. I look forward to working with you to make your special day an event to remember.

My Credentials

I earned my Floral Design Diploma with highest honours and have been in business since 1998. In addition, I have certificates in:

  • Wedding Design
  • Ikebana
  • Sympathy Design
  • Displays
  • Business & Shop Operations

I also study the latest American and European design trends for the bride and groom by taking ongoing workshops.


Suggestions

  • Know your budget and stay within it
  • Pick a theme that reflects your own unique style
  • Centerpieces can be small and elegant without the outrageous cost
  • Nothing creates ambience like candlelight
  • A few carefully chosen pieces can make all the difference
  • Using fresh flower petals can stain carpets as well as your beautiful gown
  • Talk to me, your designer, about yourself. Tell me about your hobbies, favourite colours, what you like and don’t like
  • Keep an open mind to suggestions
  • When visiting the studio, bring colour samples of all the dresses including yours
  • Let me apply my creative flare to your special day and it will always be remembered for its uniqueness