Elegant Wedding & Mariage Quebec Features December 08 2016

Boho Wedding Photoshoot

We are honored to be a part of this beautiful boho themed wedding photo shoot and we are even more blessed to be featured in 2 of Quebec's most renowned wedding sites. 

Elegant Wedding Magazine

Mariage Québec

Photography Lana Nimmons Photography
Venue Au jardin d'Emmanuel
Styling + props La Mariée Bohème
Planning + styling L'S Event Creation
Florist Les Fleurs par Pierre
Buttercream cakes Bayard Gâteaux
Fondant cakes and sweets Sweet Savour by Felicia
Dresses LE CHÂTEAU
Jewelry trink jewelry
Hair Ta beauté Ton Bonheur
Makeup McGuire Makeup Art
Models Dulcedo Management
Himmeli Magnolia by Melody

Thank you everyone who was involved! :) What a dream team!


Happy Rosh Hashanah! October 02 2016

Happy Rosh Hashanah! We will be open today from 9:00AM until we sell out of flowers!

Stop by to pick up your fresh flower bouquets and centerpieces. Due to the high number of customers in store, we might not be able to answer the phone right away. Please leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. See you soon!


Rosh Hashanah 2016 September 20 2016

Order Rosh Hashanah Flowers for Montreal Jewish New Year

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah is quickly approaching and it's time to start getting ready! This year, Rosh Hashanah is a bit later, so beautiful autumn flowers are in season and will be a colorful way to decorate your dining tables.

The team at Flowers by Pierre will be focusing on creating seasonal centerpieces and arrangements that are rich in color. If you would are hosting Rosh Hashanah in your home, please contact us to place an order for a beautiful centerpiece for your dining room. If you are visiting family and friends, we have a wonderful selection of fresh cut flower bouquets for you to offer to bring in the new year.

You can also bring in your own vases and containers if you have a specific design in mind. 

We will be taking orders all week. We offer guaranteed delivery on Rosh Hashanah (Sunday, October 2nd) before 5pm for all orders made before Friday September 30th at 11:59PM. All orders made October 1st and October 2nd will be delivered during the day, depending on our delivery schedule but might arrive after 5PM.


Pokemon Flowers August 25 2016

I've been playing a lot of Pokemon Go since it released in Canada. How about you? 

My husband and I have been taking long walks and extra detours to get to Pokestops and we've actually discovered beautiful parks and areas around us that we never noticed! 

Whether you play Pokemon Go or not, it's fun to take some time out of our busy days to stop and admire our surroundings. And don't forget to smell the flowers!

Pokemon Go Flower

I wish I could catch this flower ϞϞ(๑⚈ ․̫ ⚈๑)


The most adorable wedding of all weddings July 04 2016

This Canada Day, we drove to the beautiful Domaine Bouchard Champagne in Saint-Basile-le-Grand to set up the most adorable wedding of all time! 

K & D's rustic wedding focused on succulents in lieu of flowers and we are so happy with the results! The deep red accents were perfect to highlight the festive holiday and contrast all the varieties of green from the succulents.

Succulent Bridal Bouquet with trailing ribbon

The bridal bouquet made of mixed succulents, hand tied with a trailing crimson red ribbon. I chose a few succulents that had a redish hue on their leaves to coordinate with the ribbon.

Flower girl petal basket with succulents

Even the flower girl got to have some succulents on her petal basket! A few plants were wired to her basket and held in place by a red satin bow.

Succulent boutonnieres for groom and groomsmen

Red rose boutonnieres for family members. Succulent boutonnieres from the groom, his groomsmen and the little ring bearers.

Succulent terrariums for a rustic wedding

A vintage style wood marquee letter used as a table number paired with succulent terrariums over burlap and lace table runners. 

Succulent wedding centerpieces with succulent terrariums

The centerpiece was a mix of rustic elements that wedding guests could share and take home at the end of the evening. 


Spotlight on local flowers June 15 2016

One of the best parts of spring and summer in Canada is the beautiful blossoms it brings with the warm weather! Shopping from local farms is very important to us at Les Fleurs par Pierre and we always purchase Canadian flowers when available. 

Here are some of my favorites that you can usually find in our fridges.

Spotlight on local flowers peonies

Peonies are almost every girl's favorite flower. These huge blooms have so many petals in a fluffy delicate texture and the smell just brings a smile to your face! I've never heard of anyone who didn't love peonies.

These flower favorites are available locally in June and July, making them perfect for weddings or to pick up as a hostess gift to bring to a BBQ! 

Spotlight on local flowers gerberas

I think Canada's most famous locally grown flower is the gerbera. It's bright colors and big welcoming petals just feel so Canadian! We get our gerberas from a wonderful farm in Ontario year round. 

There are so many colors, color combinations and even cross overs with pom poms, making the gerberas very versatile and mix well with other flowers in your bouquets.

I like to add a green straw on the gerbera stem to keep them tall and straight but you can remove it once at home if your vase is narrow enough to support the flower.

Spotlight on local flowers snapdragon

I think snapdragons have the coolest name of all the flowers. Despite its tough name, snapdragons look very delicate and dainty. It is a lengthy flower that blooms from the bottom and goes upwards. Usually the buds at the top never open, but I think it's for the best because the texture of closed buds give a nice touch of green. Doesn't it make you want to touch it?

I love snapdragons in pairs or more together in a bouquet. 

Spotlight on local flowers lisianthus

Lisianthus is my favourite supporting characters in a bouquet. Alone, lisianthus looks a bit strange, curving in all directions but within an arrangement, this flower really adds whimsical texture and movement. 

It's so fun to watch lisianthus bloom. As you can see on the photo I took, only one flower is pink. Slowly but surely, the two flowers on either side of it will turn pink and bloom just like their sister. The top tiniest buds usually do not open but they still look pretty! 

Spotlight on local flowers tulips

Unfortunately, local tulip season is soon drawing to an end. I'm going to miss these inexpensive flowers! On their own, tulips can make great bouquets or mixed with other flowers, they are a nice blooming surprise. 

Tulips are actually one of the few flowers that keep growing after they are cut.

My favourite tulips are double tulips. As you can see in my photo, there are several layers of petals ready to bloom. We usually see tulips with only one layer and they open like a cup, where you can see directly inside. Double tulips open up all their petals and become exotic beauties. You wouldn't believe they are grown in our own backyards! 

Remember the impact you are making when you shop locally. Although we can't always buy from Canadian farms (flowers, fruits, vegetables, dairy products) due to availability and seasonality, we can always do our best to support local businesses when possible.

Canada Day is coming up soon so don't forget to celebrate with a few great products from our beautiful country!


Happy Administrative Professional's Day! April 26 2016

Administrative Professional's Day

Thank you for all you do Admin Professionals! Secretaries, receptionists and administrators don't get enough recognition year round, so how about celebrating a day - or maybe an entire week! - to let them know how much you appreciate their hard work.

For the cool bosses, Les Fleurs par Pierre is taking 25% OFF the price of designer choice bouquets so you can spoil your awesome employees. Use the discount code: THANKSADMIN at checkout.

For the incredible administrative professionals, treat yourself and stop by our shop. We will be giving away FREE mini mason jar flowers to admin professionals on Wednesday, April 27th. We only have 10 in stock, so it is first come, first serve. See you bright and early ;) 

Although Wednesday, April 27th is Adminsitrative Professional's day, don't forget to thank your employees and co-workers for their hard work every day.

xoxo

 


Passover - Friday April 22nd! April 15 2016

Order flowers for Passover
One of the biggest Jewish holidays is next week (7 days to countdown!) on Friday, April 22nd. Passover is a great time to get together with your family and celebrate around a wonderful meal for Seder. Our beautiful flower arrangements are a perfect way to add a touch of festive joy to your home or to send to family and friends.
Need a little help picking out your arrangement?

I'm hosting Passover
Try our centerpiece ideas in either long & low for supper tables, counter spaces, coffee tables or in tall for entrances, side tables, show pieces. 
Colorful pieces are great for homes that have more neutral color palettes, to liven them up! They can also match well if you have accent walls in coordinating colors. Don't be afraid to match your flowers to your home, it will look fantastic and show to your guests that you really put a lot of thought into creating a welcoming space for them.


I'm visiting family or friends for Passover
There is no better gift than fresh cut flowers for a hostess! Hosting a Seder in your home takes up a lot of work and preparation and flowers are a great way to show your hostess that you appreciate all the trouble she went through. 
Bringing a fresh flower bouquet with you or an arrangement in a small cube is a great idea.

I can't visit family and friends but I want to send them a gift
Unfortunately sometimes we are unable to visit all our friends and family due to time or location constraints, but that doesn't mean you can't send your well wishes on this holiday. You can send flower bouquets, vases and arrangements all over Montreal island with a personalized note to wish your loved ones a Happy Passover! 
No matter which of these situations best describes you this Passover, there is a perfect flower gift to mark how special this holiday is.
Have a happy and healthy Passover! 

Happy Easter! March 24 2016

 

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter weekend! What do you think of our bountiful spring arrangement? It's really starting to look (and smell!) like spring.

If you've been by the shop or following us on Instagram, you might have noticed that I've created a lot more vintage and garden style bouquets lately. I absolutely love this floral trend! 
The garden style uses flowers that aren't perfectly straight, that have slight curves and movements to their stems. They are whimsical and make floral arrangements look like they are picked straight out of the garden. Flowers come from nature and I hope you enjoy bringing a piece of the outside, inside your home.

So whether you celebrate Easter or just eat the chocolates, come stop by our little shop to pick up a lovely bouquet. We will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and closed on Monday (we have to take time off to eat our chocolate too!)

xoxo

Stephanie


Why send roses? February 18 2016

Why send flowers?

Over Valentine's day week, a few new faces popped up at our shop to pick up some flowers for their valentine. Of course, we love having new customers! Unfortunately, a few of the men were a bit apprehensive about the thought of spending a good amount of money for a dozen of long stem red roses. And they should be! Red roses have dramatically increased in price this year for Valentine's Day, due to our plummeting Canadian dollar (yep, roses are imported). But I'll let you in on great news: women love receiving flowers, not just red roses.

As a new generation of women are becoming more and more familiar to flowers, thanks to Pinterest, they now know that roses aren't the holy grail of flowers like they used to be 5-10 years ago. Hello Peonies (we love love love them)!  There are hundreds of different kind of flowers available year round and we can point you in the right direction if you have no clue which one to get.

And if your sweetheart's favorite flower is the rose, nothing dictates that you need to buy by the dozen on V-Day. Save those grand gestures for her birthday, anniversary or even for a 'just because' occasion when roses are at their normal price. What's a special number to you? How about just 3 roses for 'I. Love. You.'

My personal favorite cure to the expensive red rose on V-Day is a mixed flower bouquet. To me, nothing beats a beautifully arranged bouquet of flowers in 2 to 3 colors. The texture of different flowers put together can really elevate your bouquet. By only using a select color palette, doesn't it remind you of the sophistication of a wedding?

 
All in all, red roses will always stay a symbol of Valentine's Day. But if you are on a budget or are looking for something different, you can't go wrong with a different variety of flowers.
And get her flowers on other days than Valentine's Day! She'll appreciate it just as much.

Valentine's Day Week February 08 2016

We're busy bees this week at the shop. Not only is it Valentine's Day this weekend, but today is Chinese New Year (yay monkeys!) and this week is also Teacher's Appreciation week. So drop by anytime to pick out beautiful flowers and gifts for friends, family and teachers.

Les Fleurs par Pierre

Our shop's window got a complete overhaul last weekend and we added a lot of romance with tulle curtains and giant roses! Stop by the flower shop at 5420 Queen Mary to check it out :)

Don't forget to get ahead on your romantic week and send flowers to your Valentine on Thursday or Friday at their work place to enjoy. Valentine's Day romance isn't only for Sunday!

 


14 Days until Valentine's Day! February 01 2016

Send your love on Valentine's Day!

I am so excited that Valentine's Day is just around the corner! It is my absolutely favorite holiday; I love the red, the pink, the chocolates, the love!

Les Fleurs par Pierre turns into your one stop shop this V-Day. We will be offering:
+ fresh flower bouquets
+ Godiva and Ghirardelli chocolates
+ plush animal 
+ helium balloons
+ floral teas
+ floral sprays 
+ organic candles and soaps
+ in store only: chocolate and mint cupcakes

So you can either shop online 24/7 and have your gifts delivered to your Valentine at their home or work. If you need a little guidance, no problem! Stop by the shop in person and we'll put together a V-Day gift that will show your love!

Can't wait to see you all soon  :)

xoxo


Photoshoot by Anna Can November 16 2015

Our friend Anna Can did a lovely photo shoot with our flowers. I love the photos, she really made our bouquets look so delicate and ethereal  :)
Check our more of her work on her website.

 


Wedding Season continued... July 21 2015

We're already half way through wedding season and there are still many more weddings to go! We are fully booked for the summer but fall and winter brides, please contact us through our website to book a consultation.

From left to right, top to bottom:

1. Blue and white cascading bouquet. A few brides have been coming in and asking for blue flowers and this bouquet really packs in the vibrant and flashy color! The white roses and baby's breath add a little softness and more traditional look to the bright blue dendrobium orchids.

2. This large, large bouquet was especially requested by a peony fan! The peach, pink and white colors are gently mixed together. Unfortunately, peonies are done for the season. Sniff sniff... so many August brides are upset that they can't have this beautiful bloom.

3. Maid of honor and bridal bouquets packed in a box and ready to go! If you are on a budget, a mix of roses and carnations can go a long way, especially with our unique colors.

4. That's me! After setting up a wedding, I have a few extra minutes to snap a few photos hehehe!

Follow us on Instagram for more of our arrangements!


Peonies are in bloom! June 15 2015

The shop is now filled with the sweet and light fragrance of peonies! For a limited time, we are offering the Peony Paradise bouquet while they are in bloom. Hurry and pick up a bouquet for you or a loved one and enjoy all those ruffles. 

 


4 days until Mother's Day! May 05 2015

Can you believe that Mother's Day is in just a few days? In case you forgot, you can do all your shopping with Les Fleurs par Pierre. As usual, we will be creating beautiful floral bouquets and arrangements but on top of that we have great gift ideas:

  • Blooming Tea: a small ball of flowers and tea magically bloom before your eyes to create a soothing and healthy tea 
  • Genevieve Grandbois chocolates: INCREDIBLY decadent chocolates made in Montreal
  • Soaps, fragrances and candles by Lucia: luxurious organic gifts made in Montreal that will pamper Mom 

* Genevieve Grandbois chocolates and Lucia products will only be available for purchase in store or by telephone at (514) 481-0326. 

Can't decide what to get? Match all 4 gifts in a beautiful basket and you will give mom the best Mother's Day gift ever!


What's in the price of flowers April 29 2015

I had a customer last week who bought a dozen roses and was so happy to hear the price. The last time he came in to buy flowers was at Valentine's Day, where the price of red roses are marked up by 50%. So I told him the long story short version of this blog post: wholesalers double the price of the red rose during V-Day and flower shops have no choice but to increase our own prices to make a profit.

But let me explain the long version of what's in the price ;)

The everyday prices of flowers depend on a lot of factors. Before they even arrive at Les Fleurs par Pierre, farmers look at whether certain flowers are in season, the country of origin, the county of arrival, transportation. Unfortunately, Quebec is a very small consumer of flowers (tsk, tsk!) compared to Toronto, New York... And countries like Japan and Thailand are willing to spend more money per flower, which is why farms prefer to sell the majority of their flowers to big buyers, leaving a higher price for the smaller buyers like Canada.
During holidays, farmers, wholesalers and florists hire additional labor for harvest to process and pack five times the normal volume of roses. This increases the cost to supply the demand of red roses.

During Valentine's Day, a single rose costs $45 in Thailand.

Not all flowers were created equal. A rose is a rose, but there are different varieties! The length of stem is the most common way of distinguishing the value of a rose.  The longer the stem, the longer the farmer has kept the rose growing. Which means the 70cm rose takes more time to grow before it's cut but the bud will be large and more beautiful than a 40cm rose. Since the longer rose takes more time and resources to grow, it's only fair to charge more.

When the flowers finally arrive at our shop, I open the packs, cut the stems, remove the leaves and place the flowers in floral preservative and then into the fridge they go. When a happy customer comes in to buy them, the flowers are wrapped in cellophane, wax tissue, ribbon, water pack and given an extra pack of floral preservative. We take into account the cost of accessories used, the labor needed, rent, electricity and a few cents for my pocket :) After all that, the beautiful rose costs $4. 

What about wedding flowers? Most florists mark up the price of flowers by a bit to cover additional labor costs, since making wedding bouquets, boutonnieres and elaborate centerpieces are more complicated to create and take more time.

This is just a general overview of what goes into the price of a flower, but I hope it helps you understand the 3-4 day process it takes to get the flower from a farm in Holland all the way to our little shop in Montreal.

xoxo 

 




Book your 2015 Wedding April 09 2015

Book your 2015 wedding

Wedding season is coming very soon! If you are getting married this summer and still haven't booked a florist, give us a call or an email to book a consultation. 

Please note that our August dates are almost fully booked.
Available Saturdays are: August 1st
Available Sundays are: August 2nd, 16th, 23rd.

For more information on booking a wedding consultation and wedding flowers, click here.

 


Our favorite picks from Passover & Easter Weekend April 08 2015

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend filled with love and good food, surrounded by friends, family and flowers!

I managed to snap a few photos of Les Fleurs par Pierre's pieces before they left the store and into your loving homes for the holidays. Here's some of my favorites:

This set is my absolute favorite! The client requested something completely original and absolutely cute and modern. This gift box was just the perfect amount of whimsical that family members of all ages could enjoy. I just love that little yellow ribbon :) 

This tall arrangement was cut short in its vase to make way for rustic curly willow. I love the almost white pink tulips and were so perfectly straight.

This piece of calla lilies and cymbidium orchids is very simple but I find the lines of the callas emerge elegantly from the curved silver vase very feminine and delicate. Wouldn't this look great on a side table in the living room?

This all blue piece is so flashy! I love it because it's so different.

Did you all have a great Passover and Easter weekend? xoxo

 


How to make fresh flowers last longer October 06 2014

I made an infographic for flower fans on how to make fresh flowers last longer! Enjoy :) 


Post Rosh Hashana photos! September 30 2014

Rosh Hashana came and went by so fast! We had such a great time making beautiful arrangements for the Jewish New Year. Apples were a big theme in our centerpieces to accentuate a sweet and healthy holiday.

Rosh Hashana baskets filled with sweet goodies

Our Rosh Hashana baskets filled with sweet goodies: a jar of local honey, apple shaped chocolates, honey cake, meringues, chocolate covered pomegranate candies, sweet potato chips, pomegranate preserve and candies. All items are kosher.

These slender vases carry a delightful arrangement of apples, roses and orchids

These slender vases carry a delightful arrangement of apples, roses and orchids.

Small modern arrangement in a square vase using Isareli lisianthus, perfect for the holidays

Small modern arrangement in a square vase using Isareli lisianthus, perfect for the holidays. 

A fresh white and green round arrangement with apples and hydrangea

A fresh white and green round arrangement with apples and hydrangea. 


One week until Rosh Hashanah! September 17 2014

One week left until Rosh Hashanah

Hurry! There is only one week left until Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. You can order your flowers in advance to make sure it is delivered on time to your loved ones.

For guaranteed delivery for the high holidays before 5:00 PM, please order your floral arrangements before the following deadlines:

  • Rosh Hashanah starts Wednesday, September 24th 2014. Please order before 6:00 PM on Monday, September 22nd 2014.
  • Yom Kippur starts Friday, October 3rd 2014. Please order before 6:00 PM on Wednesday, October 1st 2014.

All orders placed after the deadlines will still be delivered on Holidays but exact delivery times cannot be determined.

You can purchase your Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur flowers online or by telephone at (514) 481-0326.


How to keep your flowers fresh longer September 10 2014

I always get asked by customers how to extend the life of their fresh cut flowers so I thought I'd share some of my tips with you on the blog!

  • Use lukewarm water in your vase. The temperature of the lukewarm water will go up the stems to the flower's bulb faster than cold water, nourishing the actual flower.
  • I always add a pack of Flower Food powder in my bouquets and add the powder directly in my vase arrangements. Flower Food slows down bacteria from forming in the water. It's always best to keep changing the water regularly to provide clean water to the flowers.
  • Every time you change the water of your flowers, be sure to cut the bottom of the stems at a 45 degree angle. This slanted cut gives the stem more surface to drink from.
  • Remove any leaves that touch the water of your vase. Leaves under water create bacteria, which pollutes the flower's drinking water.

Using these tips will help the flowers live a few extra days for you to enjoy!


New products available online! July 21 2014

We've just added a few new products that are available to be purchased online! 

First we have baby gift baskets for boys and girls. Each basket contains:

  • 16x newborn size diapers
  • A super soft sleepy time teddy bear with an embroided blanket that says either ''It's a girl!'' or ''It's a boy!''
  • An adorable onesie for babies up to 3 months old (15 pounds)

Everything packed in a wicker basket and tied with a matching bow. How cute! :) This is everything you need for a baby shower gift or for when you visit new parents. Click here to send out this beautiful gift.

 

It's a baby girl gift basket!  

Secondly, we now carry adorable picket fence gardens. These plants grow in a retangular ceramic pot covered by a wooden picket fence. This is a perfect housewarming gift and table topper. Mini roses and cheerful calendivas bloom amongst tropical greenery.

Picket Fence Garden Gift Plant