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Wedding History Series - Part 3 - The Wedding Arrangements

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Wedding History Series - Part 3 - The Wedding Arrangements

For the final part in our Wedding History Series, we’re going to look at wedding flower arrangements. We’re talking ceremony flowers and table centrepieces. A huge part of the wedding florals, ceremony and reception flowers set the mood of the event and allow guests to feel that they are celebrating a very special occasion. Depending on the location, the installation of wedding flower arrangements varies but really, the sky’s the limit! The use of plants and flowers during ceremonies dates back to 3000 BC in Ancient Egypt. The early Egyptians were agricultural people and they often associated plants and flowers...

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Wedding History Series - Part 2 - The Corsage and Boutonniere

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Wedding History Series - Part 2 - The Corsage and Boutonniere

In our second installment of wedding flower history, it’s time to talk about the humble corsage and boutonniere. Boutonnieres and corsages are the finishing touches to wedding day attire and both have been around for centuries.  Originally worn in an effort to prevent disease and ward off evil spirits, corsages were typically tucked into the necklines of gowns or pinned to the fabric of the bodice. In fact, the word “corsage” originates from the French term “bouquet de corsage,” meaning a spray of flowers worn on the upper part of a woman’s dress. During the 16th and 17th centuries, corsages...

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Wedding History Series - Part 1 - The Bridal Bouquet

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Wedding History Series - Part 1 - The Bridal Bouquet

We love a wedding at Oleander, and as the season is well and truly upon us, we thought we’d give you a little bit of history on some of those well-known flower-related traditions.  Probably the most important part of the celebrations when it comes to flowers, is the bridal bouquet. Brides put a lot of thought into what style and type of flowers they want, but we’d like to bet that not many brides spend any time thinking about why they’re carrying a bouquet in the first place! Dating back to ancient Rome, bouquets of herbs, grains and spices were...

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"What A Lovely Thing A Rose Is"

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"What A Lovely Thing A Rose Is"

  “What a lovely thing a rose is!” – Arthur Conan Doyle.  We all love and appreciate the beauty of roses here at Oleander, and not just for Valentine’s day either! As queen of all flowers, the rose evokes romance, passion and a sense of timeless beauty. It just so happens that June is the month of the rose. Not only are they in season, gracefully blooming in gardens across the world, but they are also one of the most popular choices for wedding flowers. Unsurprising really, given their breathtaking appearance, heavenly scent and strong message of love. To celebrate...

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Wedding and Corporate Venues

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Wedding and Corporate Venues

Our shop is located in the west end of Toronto and is a stone’s throw away from absolutely gorgeous golf clubs. If you are looking for a venue for a wedding, corporate event, or party, check out the following locations.Islington Golf club is an oasis in the heart of Etobicoke. Their gorgeous patio overlooks the golf greens, gardens and the Mimico creek. With a newly renovated clubhouse, Islington Golf Club is the perfect location for nuptials, cocktails or for a corporate gathering. http://islingtongolfclub.com/HomeLambton Golf and Country Club is another west end gem in the heart of the city and perfect...

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