Tuesday, May 1, 2018

How to plan a fab backdrop for your wedding..... Dreamy Greek location wedding.

You're getting married....and you want your Wedding photos to look beautiful. You pore over Pinterest and start fantasizing about a wedding in southern Italy, on the Amalfi coast. Then this shows up in your feed, from Green wedding shoes, California Boho meets coastal Santorini. You check your budget, and there is no way you can hold your wedding in this location. A girl can dream though... 

spring flowers at www.thecamellia.com

wedding in Santorini
photo via Pinterest

This location makes for an incredible backdrop, the photography, and the Bride and Groom are breathtaking. 

greek wedding
Photo via Pinterest

So you cannot travel to Santorini. What's a Plan B? You can install a backdrop, i.e. a large wall photomural from KOMAR. This is quite a process, these cost around $200.00.

komar photomural

Here is a mural which we are installing on a closet wall, so we have 3 sliding panels. It is quite a process, and requires some patience, if you are planning on installing a mural, it will be much easier to do it on a bare wall ( i.e. not on 3 sliding doors ).  

Komar photomural

Komar wall mural, Thunder Bay, On,Superior Coatings

Looks like the real things, doesn't it?  If you think long enough , a Plan B will appear. Need exotic wedding flowers? Visit us here at #Thecamellia.com for Tropical-inspired  wedding bouquets and decor. 
The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Ontario
Open Wednesday through Friday. 
To view samples of our work, go to www.lakesuperiorweddings.ca

green and purple wedding bouquet, Oasis floral

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

How to DIY a Suspended Floral Installation for your Wedding.

You're getting married . You may spend hours on Pinterest looking at Decorating ideas, and you've decided you would like to have a hanging floral thingy above your Head Table area. You've done some floral pieces before and think you can do this yourself. Watch the video below. 

Canada Blooms 2018

Look around you, there are so many ways to design something unique that has a lot of impact. This design is done on an old film reel. 

Canada blooms 2018

Air plants by themselves are ho-hum, but pair them up with manzanita branches, and mosses, and you have an interesting centrepiece. 

Canada blooms

This design has a huge impact, using a few spring blossoms. 

floral design Canada blooms 2018

Of course, if you want to DIY, you will be sure to visit your venue a few months ahead of your wedding day, and check into details such as ceiling mounts, height of ceilings, rules of venue regarding ladders, take-down times and so on. 
Need help in the Thunder Bay area? Book a consultation with Camille, we can help you with planning, floral design supplies and mechanics. 
The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On . Head south on Hwy. 61, left on Hacquoil Rd. we are 1.6km. on left. 

peony wedding flowers, The Camellia, Thunder Bay

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Simple succulents for wedding decor

Succulents and Air plants are very in vogue at the moment. Maybe you are thinking about a small succulent as a Thank you wedding favour. How about using something like the centrepiece above, which is simple, yet effective. It consists of 3 Rose bowls, green muslin ribbon, and small succulents, all kept in place with oasis bindwire.  

Photo from Oasis Floral. 

Do visit us here at The Camellia, for unique Wedding decor and Flowers. We also offer DIY wedding Flower classes. 
The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On. 
p . 807-475-3551

Friday, March 2, 2018

Thunder Bay Wedding Show 2018, The Camellia & Your Perfect Catch.

The Thunder Bay Wedding show happens this Sunday, March 4th. 2018.  We have overbooked ourselves, and cannot be at the upcoming Thunder Wedding Show which is on this Sunday at the Victoria Inn. No worries..we are sharing with you our amazingingly real-looking Wedding Bouquets, and Unique Fishing lure wedding favours.

The Camellia.com

At The Camellia, we create for you the bouquet of your dreams, with Fresh-Look Faux Botanicals! Brides always tell us that their guests could not believe their Bouquets were not real. Best of all, no worrying about wilted, droopy Flowers, you can get them done well ahead of your big day, and you get a keepsake of your Wedding! We also design Brooch bouquets, purse bouquets, shabby chic, and Vintage.
Love to DIY? Take a Class at The Camellia and DIY your headpiece, bouquets, reception decor and more. Try out Cottage/Chalky Paint to revamp old furniture for photo props, redo vintage frames, and do Pinterest projects such as painted mason jars. We carry dried lavender buds for making your own Lavender throws, and check out Tammy's Wedding at the very top of the photo collage, she got married on Feb. 14, and we designed her Lavender bouquets right here at The Camellia. 
To find out more about our services,  visit The Camellia at 30, Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, Thunder Bay. Phone us at 807-475-3551, visit our websites at http://www.thecamellia.com and http://www.lakesuperiorweddings.ca

Your Perfect Catch.com

Your Perfect Catch has the HOTTEST trend in wedding favors of 2018!  Our hand tied lures are a perfect favor that is both unique yet so practical, your guests will actually use them.  These fishing lure wedding favors are a great addition to your outdoor rustic wedding or wedding by the lake or camp. You can present these lure favors to fit any wedding reception d├ęcor whether rustic or elegant. Ryan and Katie in the photo above ordered fishing lure wedding favours for their wedding celebration. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

What's in style for Wedding Bouquets in 2018? the Camellia, Thunder Bay Wedding Florist

wedding bouquet at The Camellia

Wondering what's in style for wedding Bouquets in 2018? One word...Cascade Bouquets. Beautiful, free flowing, cascade Bouquets. Flowers are the most important part of a Wedding. 

wedding design at The Camellia

Magnolia leaves are my favourite...you can make the most trendy designs with them. 

wedding bouquets at The Camellia

wedding bouquets at The Camellia

soft pinks and ivorys wedding design at the Camellia

Here is a simple, but beautiful design from the Camellia. Faux flowers mixed in with fresh flowers, giving you the best of both worlds. Stop in at The Camellia  for the best in Silk flower wedding bouquets. The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, Slate River, On. 
p (807)475-3551

Saturday, February 10, 2018

How to do a Lake Superior Wedding, The Camellia

It's easy to get carried away to exotic destinations when planning your Wedding...sometimes the best destination can be found right here you live. The shores of Lake Superior make a spectacular backdrop for your wedding photos. Often we overlook the beauty of where we live...somewhere else seems more exotic. Then you start pondering the legalities of getting married in a different country...what if you break up, then you will be governed by the laws of the country where you legally got married. This would affect property and assets, and other areas of your life. 

palm trees

Some of your guests may not be able to afford to pay for travel to your Wedding. And after all, what is a Wedding without your family and friends? 


For those of you who don't like heat, Lake Superior is perfect as there is usually a cooling breeze coming off the Lake, even in the middle of Summer. You would like to have beautiful photos, and a red-faced, perspiring person isn't too attractive. Long dresses, suits and jackets can get uncomfortable when it's too hot.  

A great go-to resource is www.lakesuperiorweddings.ca. At Lake superior Weddings, our mission is to put you in touch with the best Designers, Wedding venues, photographers, Florists, Officiants, and Wedding favour providers. We believe in the Hand-made, the unusual, we love DIY and are willing to work with you to create your special design. We draw inspiration from the beauty and the ever changing landscape of Lake Superior. 

silk wedding flowers The Camellia

Bouquets from The Camellia, these are special since they are a mix of silk flowers and fresh. Why not all fresh? Faux bouquets stay fresher longer, most of them can be made ahead of your Big Day, and the fresh flowers added in a few days before. There is also more selection of colours in silk flowers. 

wedding bouquet thunder bay

silk wedding flowers thunder bay

wedding favours from your perfect catch.com

Wedding favours from yourperfectcatch.com. These are custom made for your event, and they ship. 

These favours are made for a Lake wedding!. 

All-seasons weddings - Evelyne Reid Thunder Bay

Looking for a Wedding Officiant? Call Evelyne Reid, from All-Seasons Weddings. https://allseasonsweddings.com/search-results?qType=name&q=Evelyne+Reid

Visit The Camellia for your Wedding decor and Flowers, we are at 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On. Open Wednesday through Sunday. p. (807)475-3551

Thursday, February 1, 2018

How to drape a ceiling for your Barn wedding, the Camellia, Thunder Bay.

Do you pore over pictures on Pinterest showing a beautiful Barn Wedding? Love the look of a draped ceiling but not sure how to do it, or more importantly, how you are going to be able to afford to pay for it? Then look no further. Click on the link below, and you will be able to see how this was done, and what we love the most, it takes you through the-step-by-step of figuring out sizes of fabric panels, and how they installed them. If you want to have your panels lit, then you also need to think about availability of plug-ins.

fabric ceiling at wedding
photo via Pinterest, photo credit: Kaylynn Clark 

Where can you have a Barn wedding in #ThunderBay and #SlateRiver? Check out Gammondale Farm's listing on Wedding Wire...https://www.weddingwire.ca/farm-weddings/gammondale-farm--e12420

hayloft in virginia

Barns have so much history, and Haylofts are so fun! Barns abound with photo-ops. 

barn rustic walls virginia

Wood and plaster walls make a perfect backdrop for photos...light bouncing off Open windows.

flax bundles in Virginia

Even bundles of Flax look romantic against these Barn walls. Looking for more ideas for your Barn wedding? Visit The Camellia at 30, Hacquoil Rd. for silk-like Wedding bouquets, and fabric for your wedding decor. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5p. 

faux wedding bouquets The Camellia Slate River