Carla's New Adventure!

Hello flower-loving friend! 

Welcome to our new website! And if you're reading this blog post, welcome to our new adventure! I am not going to lie, when I first started considering the idea of writing weekly blog posts I asked myself a thousand times "what am I even going to write about?, I'm not that interesting!"

Then it hit me, "I" am not that interesting but my work is! and I if you follow me on Instagram you have probably seen a photo or two from some my weddings, but there is so much more to those weddings, and there have been so many more weddings than what I have shared on social media, that it is a shame for me not to share it with you. So I hope you stick around to see more than just the bridal bouquet! 

But before we get started on sharing those beautiful weddings galleries and stories, here's a short intro of me and how I took  Capital Florist to the next level! 

My name is Carla and I am 26 years old and I love cake probably a little more than I love flowers! So much so that for my 26th birthday I ordered this... 3-tier (wedding) cake.... that could have fed up to 100 guest! Needless to say, we spent the next 10 days eating cake for breakfast, but I wouldn't have it any other way! Oh and yes, I had sign hand lettered that reads "I only came for the cake"!! I totally overuse the exclamation point but it is the only way to show people how excited I am that we are even having a conversation! And lastly, I love playing with flowers and I've been playing with them for 10 years!!!

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 I am a lover of simple things, I don't ask for much and I have always been very happy with how my life turned out. I am a Carleton Alumni with a degree in Political Science and until about 6 weeks ago I was working long hours as part of the store management team for a large multinational corporation. When I landed that job back in the Spring of 2016 I thought "this is it!"  At 24 I was making more money than I could count but most importantly I thought that I had finally found a company in which I could have a life-long career.

For a very long time I thought I could have a career and continue doing people's wedding florals as a hobby on the side and every time someone asked about the future of my floral business I would say "I just do it for fun, I'm never quitting my job, I love my job!" But after a fully booked wedding season (2017) I realized that I loved my job but my true passion lies in growing my business and being able to bring my clients' wedding dreams to life, so I decided to jump in with two feet and hope for the best! 

Over the last 6 weeks I have poured a lot of time, money, sweat and tears into this brainchild of mine to give Capital Florist a face-lift and with the help of an extremely talented website designer & Photographer  I've been able to do just that! After celebrating ONE WHOLE year of successful business with Capital Florist I cannot wait to share with you what our second (with very limited dates available!) wedding season has in store for all of our couples! 

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If you'd like to stay in the loop of what we are up to, I encourage you to sign up for our newsletter, I promise you'll only hear from me whenever something extremely cool happens (like getting nominated for the FACES Awards (voting ends Jan 24!) or when I make something pretty

I also love to meet new people in person, potential clients or not, message me directly (did I mention I love coffee?) to set up a coffee date! But if you are a bride-to-be and would like to have a quick chat with me about your wedding floral and what we can do for you please drop by my booth at the Wedding Palace Bridal Show this January 13th & 14th at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. And because I would really, really love to meet you and your entourage I am giving away 5 pairs of tickets (2 tickets) to the Wedding Palace Bridal Show and all you have to do is (if you're not already)  follow me on Instagram and send me a Direct Message (DM) with your wedding date and venue or like our page on Facebook  and send me a Message with wedding your date and venue to claim your complimentary pair!  

 

I look forward to hearing from you, 

Love,

Carla

P.S These beautiful images are all from the very talented Sheen from Mocha Tree Studios, you're welcome!