I love a good bouquet of flowers. There is just something so good about heading into a florist on a rainy day, chai latte in hand and picking out a beautiful big bunch of florals and taking them home to brighten up your day.
Flowers always bring a smile to people’s faces, so when I heard that the lovely ladies over at The Floral Society were opening up a Flower Bar; I was ecstatic!
The Floral Society’s Flower Bar is a shopfront, located in Greensquare Kingston (you can’t miss it, the facade has beautiful gold writing on the front!). As well as having their digital presence, The Floral Society have designed this Flower Bar that works as a place to “build your own bunch”.
“Using our original, three step process you’ll leave the Flower Bar with a unique floral creation , designed entirely by you!” – The Floral Society.
I was very lucky to be invited along by Renee Douros, the Founder of The Floral Society, to check it all out.
I arrived at The Floral Society on a wet Friday afternoon. Although the doors were all closed up (because it was raining), I could instantly envision how incredible the front of the store would look on a beautiful summers day. When I arrived, I was shown around and introduced to the three step concept to developing my own floral arrangement.
Step One: Pick your size and price. I opted for the Medium size at $55 – a perfect size that will fit in most vases at home. Not too large, and not too small – perfect!
Step Two: Pick your colour range, flower type and general theme of the bouquet. As I am no florist, I really wasn’t too sure what flowers to go for, but I was instantly drawn to the baby blue hydrangeas. I decided to make these a main feature of the bouquet. Next, I added in some smaller roses and really started to see the bouquet come to life!
Step Three: Add in any foliage you want to complete the bouquet. I never knew that adding foliage could actually make your bouquet look even better. This is because it adds a neutral colour to the bunch, which ties all the other colours and flower types in together.
Resident Florist Freyja Spear was there to help me along the way in selecting what we thought would work best. Lucky she was there to help because I definitely was not a florist in a previous life…
Once the florals and foliage had been selected, Freyja delicately arranged it for me, while I had a chat to Renee. Having just had a baby two weeks ago (this woman is a superstar), Renee has been full steam ahead with her latest project. Renee has such a passion for providing Canberra with such a unique and exciting business, and really knows her market, and what people are looking for when it comes to purchasing flowers.
What I enjoyed most about this experience was that it’s extremely hands on. From the moment you walk in the door, the process of building your bouquet is entirely up to you. I find this very rare when heading to other florists, as they always seem to put their own arrangements together for you – without your guidance. What The Floral Society is doing, is something that I think ALOT of us have been looking for in a florist – am I right?
Vase seen below from Lisa T for Target
Doesn’t the finished product look beautiful on my dining room table? The blue’s and pinks go incredibly well together, and I know I would not of picked these great colours without the gorgeous Freyja!
The Floral Society, Flower Bar
Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 3pm
Saturday to Sunday: 10am – 3pm
Shop 2, 48-50 Jardine Street, Greensquare
All images were photographed by A Stylish Moment.