Why do I do what I do?
Most of the time, you'll find me answering emails, dreaming up floral plans, or scrubbing out dirty buckets, but my absolute favourite moments are when I pick up a few stems and watch them come together to form your bridal bouquet. Trust me - seeing a bride's face light up when I walk in with her bouquet makes all of the dirty water worth it.
I am mostly known for designing wedding flowers with a garden-inspired, organic style. I love to use big blooms and sweet scents, and am lucky to work with excited, creative couples who desire a wedding that actually looks and feels like them - not what Pinterest says it should look like. I believe in the power of a strong marriage and how this affects our families and our society, so being a behind-the-scenes member of a couple's wedding day is an incredible thrill and honour.
So, what is the 'Stone House?'
I grew up in a beautiful stone farm house (see the picture below!), built by hand in 1904 by my Scottish ancestors. The home has always been lived in and the land farmed by someone in my family, including my grandmother and my parents (who still reside and farm there). We threw the house a 100 year birthday party -- not many people can say they've had that! The image of the house used in my logo is a pen drawing of our home, created by the late Gerald Folkerts, a close friend of my parents and local artist.
My mom, an elementary school art teacher, gardener, and perpetual quilter, used to own a crafting business called "From the Stone House." It seemed only fitting that I should also use the home as the starting point for my company -- after all, what's more 'me' than where I come from?
Stone House Creative typically books 9 - 15 months in advance. Please inquire early to avoid disappointment!