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3 Ways to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary

This year marks Canada’s 150th birthday! If you live in Canada or perhaps have Canadian roots, it is definitely time to celebrate and there are no shortage of ways to show your Canadian pride and have fun!

Celebrate Canada With a Festive Floral Bouquet

Flowers are perfect for just about every celebration. A bouquet made with Canada’s national colours of red and white is particularly appropriate for Canada Day. A beautiful choice is this Hugs and Kisses Bouquet With Red Roses. The colour scheme jives perfectly with that of the Canadian flag. This lovely bouquet is made up of red roses, red mini carnations, pink carnations and white daisy spray chrysanthemums. Beautiful greenery finishes the display and the flowers are delivered in a lavish red vase.

Brant Florist Canada Day floral bouquet

Celebrate Canada with these gorgeous Red Miniature Carnations and White Daisies. This aesthetically stunning bouquet is carefully arranged to provide the ultimate visual impact. The flowers are grouped in a “d” glass cube. The rich red mini carnations and pure white daisies are the perfect hues to celebrate Canada’s birthday. Place a couple miniature Canadian flags in these flowers for a patriotic touch and proudly display them in your living room window, on your dining room table or another visible area.

Get out and celebrate Canada’s 150th by attending a family-fun event. There are so many events and activities happening right across the country and we’ve picked out a few of our top choices:

1. Enjoy Rendez-Vous 2017 in Quebec City

Head on out to Rendez-Vous 2017 to commemorate Canada’s history. This event takes place from July 18 to July 23 with more than 40 majestic Tall Ships sailing through various ports to reach Quebec City for a few days of fun-filled family activities! The historic Quebec City is the central rallying point for a 7,000 nautical mile transatlantic race that honours Canada’s 150th birthday. This is an amazing opportunity to experience the gorgeous Tall Ships in person.

2. Take in the La Machine Performance in the Nation’s Capital of Ottawa

Ottawa has a multitude of activities planned to celebrate. One of the more unique events is the La Machine performances, running between July 26 to July 30. Ottawa will play host to the North American debut as part of the yearlong celebration of our nation’s 150th birthday. La Machine is a science fiction story with some truly spectacular mechanical creatures roaming the streets of Ottawa. There is even a gigantic dragon that breathes fire! Great for all ages!

3. Visit Canada Place in Vancouver

Vancouver will welcome over one million people for this year’s Canada Place event between July 1 and July 3 to celebrate! The Canada Place event is the largest Canada Day celebration, aside from those in Ottawa. Fun events are planned for all ages including a sure-to-be spectacular fireworks show, the Canadian Forces Zone, a citizenship ceremony and plenty of yummy food trucks!

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!

Floral bouquet for Canada Day by Brant Florist

Brant Florist is proud to be Canadian and we look forward to making your Canada Day celebration even more memorable with a gorgeous bouquet. Each of our floral arrangements is hand made with the ultimate attention to detail. Our team even provides a customized note with each bouquet to make it as personalized as possible. Contact us today and place your order by phone at 877-545-5535 , by e-mail at info@brantflorist.com or order online by visiting our website at www.brantflorist.com.   We accept most credit cards, Pay Pal and Interac Online. Order your flower bouquet from us today!

4 Ways to Decorate Your Wedding Venue with Flowers

In order to celebrate the beginning of your new life, it’ll be necessary to plan a magnificent wedding day; and what’s a better way to embellish this festivity than to rely on the magic of flowers and floral motifs? Flowers can be used in a variety of ways to decorate and bedeck a special event such as this one, you only need a few fresh ideas to see your big day truly blossom.

The Centre of Attention

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While the bride, undoubtedly, is going to be in the spotlight of the wedding, there are certain aspects of the wedding venue that should complement the bride and contribute to the dazzling atmosphere. A centrepiece made of flowers can greatly enhance the beauty of the venue, and depending on the look you prefer, you can opt for a monochromatic design or perhaps something more turbulent. A subtle blend of succulents and some blooms in bright and vivid hues has the ability to break the monotony of the setting, while the combo of white roses with silver details can give your wedding a glamorous vibe. Tulips are a great choice if you’re looking for a multi-coloured centrepiece, but you can always rely on blue muscari and hyacinth mixture to achieve an amazing blueish vibe.

Walking Down the Aisle

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Spreading petals along the aisle is an old trick, but nevertheless quite an effective one. Red rose petals are always a good choice to enchant the place, while you surely won’t make a mistake by opting for gentle and safe hues in pink, light blue or even a nice shade of orange. Of course, you can embellish the aisle by placing small flower arrangements alongside candles to create a lavish ambience and enhance the natural splendour of the venue. These ideas work wonderfully both in closed venues and outdoor weddings as well, especially if the complete venue is set in an already natural environment.

Down Under

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When using flowers as your main decorating feature, it’s important to keep in mind that these floral arrangements can be used in a variety of different ways and in different places as well. This is why many couples are opting to adorn their wedding days with wonderful splashes of beautiful flowers, by creating ceiling decorations like flower-made canopies or putting up colourful blooms around arches, pergolas and gazebos. This type of decor is quite versatile and the great thing about it is that can be used to style the complete wedding setting, from top to bottom. With just a bit of creativity and imagination, you can easily create extraordinary decorations by combining plants and flowers of different sizes, shapes and colours and make your wedding truly stand out in this magical natural ambience.

A Floral Delicacy

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As already mentioned, flowers are quite a versatile tool and can be used to bedeck a variety of different settings. Keeping this in mind, it’s safe to say that floral decorations don’t find their purpose solely in venue décor, but also in the decorative process of embellishing food, treats and of course – wedding cakes. For instance, Conca D’oro venues in Sydney offer their clients the opportunity to opt for tailored menus, where foods are prepared by executive chefs that can beautify your wedding cakes with astonishing flower decorations made from both fresh blooms and fake flowers.

Just as a flower cannot truly bloom without sunshine, a life cannot be truly lived without love. When you finally meet the one and decide to spend the rest of your life in togetherness, that’ll be the moment when you’ll both flourish. These stunning flower arrangements can help you create a truly marvellous setting for the beginning of your new life.

Boho Flower Inspiration for your Bridesmaids

Well,well, well, if it isn’t the bride to be? Are you ready for your big day? If you want your wedding to be unique with memorable details, bohemian type of wedding is the type for you. In modern usage, this term applies to people who are living unconventional and artistic lives. The original Bohemians were living in central Europe, and had a different name: gypsyes. Of course, a lot of people find gypsy girls incredibly sexy and interesting, since they don’t care about fashion and trends and have their own style. With this style, I’m sorry my fellow bride, there is absolutely no way that bridesmaids dresses can be ugly. The tradition hated by the bridesmaids for generations is over. Take notes.

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Hairpieces

When it comes to boho inspired hair, the options are limitless. It can go from braids to incredibly complicated flower shaped buns. It al depends on the dresses though. For example, if you decide that you want your bridesmaids to have colorful and eye catching dresses, the simple long braided crown, a ponytail should or a half up bun do the trick. If you, on the other hand, decide that you want them to wear white dresses like you, then you can go crazy with the hair. They can have rope braids, messy updos, multibraids or even boho braids together with loose waves. Of course, flowers are always welcome in the hair-the more the better. There are also multiple ways you can add them. You can tuck them directly in the hair or you can make some floral crowns. Be careful though, don’t make it to cluttery . You don’t want your bridesmaids to look like a walking bouquets.

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Bouquets

This really depends on what you like. The beauty of boho is that there really is no rules for combining things. You can match the flowers with the dresses, but on the other hand you can also make an absolute contrast with them. For example, if your bridesmaids are wearing white dresses, you can give them bouquets of white roses, but you can also give them colorful crazy bouquets that you yourself (with zero experience in bouquet designing) made.

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Dresses

And here comes the most fun part of them all. The dresses. You see, a lot of fun bridesmaid dresses can be found in various boho inspired options. It is all about the lace, the flowers and flowy sleeves. White lace ones are a great choice since they add that romantic, pure and also just a little bit childish glow in everything. It will be like you are in the middle of a white fairytale. The floral ones are bringing that happy and also childish impression, where you can’t look at them without a smile on your face. It is amazing what a nicely designed piece of clothing can do.

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Shoes

The same goes for shoes like for the bouquets – there are no rules. Your bridesmaid can have a matching dress and sandals, but on the other hand she can also wear some leather boots. It all depends on what you like, what they like, and, of course, weather conditions.

So there you have it, your little boho wedding guide. I hope it was helpful and that it gave you some ideas. One thing is sure – your wedding will definitely be unique. I wish you and your lucky man a happy marrige and long life together.

Happy Canada Day Brant Florist

5 Easy Ways to Celebrate Canada Day… Right in Your Backyard!

With Canada Day around the corner, we Canadians are getting ready for the first long weekend of the summer! The July long weekend means so many wonderful things: warm and sunny weather, blossomed summer flowers, and celebrations to show our pride in Canada and in being Canadian.

We have a few ideas on how to show our Canadian pride this long weekend as we celebrate Canada Day:

1. Backyard party

Canada Day falls right at the start of summer, which (generally) means great weather! This is the perfect opportunity to invite friends over for a backyard BBQ. Outdoor dinners are tons of fun for the whole family, and it doesn’t break the bank. Ask your guests to bring something to contribute and make it a potluck! There’s nothing better than being with friends and family on the long weekend.

2. Canada Day arts and crafts

Canada Day craft idea Canadian Flag handprintThere are lots of easy and fun crafts you can make with the kids to celebrate Canada Day. Check out our Canada Day Pinterest board for ideas on what to do this long weekend for crafts, food and more. Here’s one great idea: paint two red vertical lines on a piece of white paper or bristol board, separating it into thirds, and paint the outer blocks red. Instead of a maple leaf, have the kids make a red handprint in the centre white block of the bristol board to create personalized Canadian flags!

3. Decorate for Canada Day

Canada Day Craft Mason JarsIf you’re having people over or not for Canada Day, show your patriotism by decorating your house and backyard with red and white! Use red and white paint and glitter to decorate mason jars. You can use these as holders for your cutlery or as vases for patriotic red and white flowers to make Canada Day themed centrepieces! Decorate your backyard or your house with string lights and hanging pots of summer flowers, red table cloths and napkins.

4. Explore

You don’t have to go far to discover the beauty of this country. In almost every town or city, there are hiking paths, bike trails and parks to walk around and enjoy the Canadian summer weather and nature. Do a quick search to find where you can explore in your town this long weekend. Many communities will also organize events to celebrate Canada Day.

5. Fireworks

Plenty of cities and towns offer free fireworks for Canada Day. Find out if your town is doing a fireworks display near you. You are also likely to see and hear your neighbours setting off red and white fireworks this long weekend… grab a blanket to cozy up outside and enjoy the show!

Whatever you do Canada Day flowersto celebrate Canada Day this long weekend, we hope you enjoy it with lots of Canadian pride, laughter and flowers!

Visit our special Canada Day page for red and white flower arrangements for your backyard party or to just decorate your house this long weekend.

You can also give us a call at 877-545-5535 or email us to place an order for easy delivery!