Owner, Lead Planner + Florist
Jill is a double graduate of Seneca College, with an advanced diploma in Fashion Business Management & post-grad, with honors in Event Management & Exhibit Design.
With over 250 weddings and events under her belt, a vast network of talented vendors, and some savings to start and focus on her business; Jil decided to use all of this gained experience and knowledge and create and direct all of her passion to something of her own! In August 2018, she quit her full time, salary/pension job (a little scary), and decided to give this business (started in Jan 2018) 100% of her full attention & efforts. Providing floral design, wedding and event planing services, and a variety of vintage furniture, boho decor, and unique prop rentals, she wanted to create a full service company, as well as partnering with many other talented vendors you may need for your event. Jill has spent a lot of time self teaching and practicing her floral skills, and has also started growing her own flowers which she loves to incorporate into her designs (as well as working with local growers!)
Not being able to do this alone, she knew her best friend, partner, and now husband would be the perfect person to bring into this venture! Getting Brian involved initially to help source, setup, and refinish furniture and decor was a step in the right direction, and he is now super hands on with the business, and helps source many of our shop plants!
Jill recently opened a Flower and Plant shop in the small community of Carlisle, Hamilton. Featuring fresh locally grown flowers arranged into bouquets and arrangements, tons of plants, locally made products, an and a studio space on the top floor. After living in Toronto for over 10 years, and initially starting her business there, her and her husband decided to make the move. (A dream is to start a small greenhouse near the shop).
Interning, working and freelancing for fashion, event, wedding and floral companies pushed Jill in the right direction to begin her career in the event industry as the lead designer for an event company. Soon expanding to an event and catering company working closely with the chef as an event manager and designing the website and social media; this fuelled her love for weddings, working with both clients and staff, and physically setting up & executing events. In her last position before starting her company was at one of the busiest venues outside of the GTA - Kortright Centre; she was able to supervise, setup, execute, and work directly with tons of wedding and corporate clients. Running the social media, along with revamping menus & booking packages continued to strengthen her business skills and passion for the industry.
Getting certified in WPIC and in DWC, and attending workshops and seminars where possible - Jill loves to stay up to date within the industry, current with trends, and updating her opportunities & knowledge. Set-ups, tear downs, staff management, food service, execution, floral design, social media management, client relations, and marketing - she has done it all! She loves meeting clients and making new connections, and values the hard work and passion that goes into each relationship.
On her free time, Jill loves to spend time in nature, garden, play with her two pups, go on adventures with her husband, tend to her vast plant collection, and enjoys the little moments with loved ones.
With a business and environmental background and post-grad in Health & Safety Management - he brings something different to the table! Brian is a Health & safety manager for Ellis Don by day, and lead ops at night (or weekends, during events, you get it!) He develops our set-up plans and utilizes his educational background to develop the most efficient way to execute tasks, events, creation of floor plans (especially that fit all of our furniture!) He also helps source many of our awesome and unique plants at the shop! Find him helping Jill on weekends, and some week nights at the shop!
Brian may not have a direct event background, but being alongside Jill for the past 6+ years has given him a different insight into the event world (he has heard it all!) There were moments Jill called upon Brian to assist in some aspect of event set-ups & tear downs, so he is no stranger there!
Brian is hands on and takes lead when it comes to restoring our vintage furniture! He has also built our custom wood arches and other decor items. He has an eye for design, and is truly the master of sourcing; as he is the one who finds, travels distances, collects & picks up our unique items! Brian loves the industry and is the man of networking!