Floral Designer Feature: Blush & Bloom
Our signature linen half aprons were initially designed for film photographers but we quickly realized that many other wedding and creative professionals found the need for our aprons as well. Like photographers, floral designers also work a lot on their feet and are constantly moving, which makes having their tools close by essential. One of our long time supporters has been Becky, the undeniably talented, bold and passionate owner of Blush & Bloom and Bloom School. With Mother’s Day just a couple weeks away, flowers are undoubtedly on many of our minds. For us, flowers are on our minds 24/7, but definitely more so during this time of the year when we think of ways to express our love to our moms and mother figures in our lives. Let’s jump into all things floral with Blush & Bloom!
Tell us about Blush & Bloom (and Bloom School):
Our goal at Bloom School is to bring a modern, fresh approach to floral education in Canada, and beyond! Our intention is to highlight natural, garden style techniques to floral design using beautiful seasonal products, while focusing on modern day aesthetics. Our mission is to educate aspiring creatives in our beautiful world of floral artistry.
How did you first get introduced to our aprons?
We first came across Gather 33 aprons when we launched Bloom school back in 2016 and needed beautiful products to add to our gift baskets for attendees! My favourite colour is gold (shown below).
How have you incorporated our aprons into your business?
We have added Gather 33 aprons to our gift baskets for our professional courses at Bloom School and they are always a HIT!
With Mother’s Day coming up, let’s talk more about flowers.
Tips on how to keep your flowers fresh and longer lasting in a vase?
- Change the water and trim the stems on an angle every few days.
- Remove any blooms that are wilting/dying.
- Keep away from direct sun exposure/heaters or vents.
What are some popular flowers for Mother's Day?
Orchids, tulips and peonies.
Are there colours that people should consider when getting Mother's Day flowers?
Yellow is said to be indicative of friendship.
Roses/red flowers tend to represent love.
All white flowers, mums and lilies are typically associated with sympathy flowers.
For Mother’s Day an assorted bouquet or arrangement in a mixed palette is always a great idea! Alternatively selecting a single variety of seasonal blooms en masse is equally as beautiful.
Thank you Becky for sharing your expertise with us! We agree that getting an assorted bouquet or a single variety is just as impactful, we are such big fans of fresh flowers! When my daughter was little, she used to love picking flowers for fun. I still remember her wandering through a field of dandelions one afternoon and eventually picking one for me and said “For you mama”. It was such a sweet gesture and we walked home and put the dandelion in its own little cup with water. It doesn’t always need to be a big bouquet to be meaningful. However, if you want to treat your mom with extra florals this year, Blush & Bloom has beautiful Mother’s Day floral arrangements to shower your mom (or mother figure) with lots and lots of love! Get inspired by following their Instagram @blushandbloom and @bloomschooltoronto.
You can also complete your Mother’s Day gift with one of our half or full linen aprons! With any apron purchase, you will receive a complimentary ‘mama’ pin designed by Canadian lettering artist, Love Lettering (valued at $15).
Let’s spoil all the moms this Mother’s Day!
*All photography in this post was provided by Blush & Bloom.