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POWERBALL

POWERBALL

The Powerball is an annual fundraiser held by The Power Plant each year to raise vital funds for exhibitions and public programming within their gallery.  The Power Plant is one of my favourite galleries in Toronto, so naturally I was ecstatic when they asked us to come on board.  We danced around a few ideas and install areas before finding a little nook - a kind of crack in the wall that we decided to take over and make into a flower cove.  The crack had to be in the space to facilitate the next exhibition that was going to be installed and what was an eyesore became a magic lane of creative floral fantasy.  We love big, and this was maybe our biggest yet.  

 

October 31, 2018 by Bethany Puttkemery
NIKE BRAHAUS

NIKE BRAHAUS

We teamed up with Nike in August to bring some floral finesse to their infamous pop-up NIKE BRAHAUS. The space was full of Nike Women's apparel dreams. Not only was their fresh product styled to the tee, but there were also creative details and customization in every corner. Donuts for munching, a braid station and an embroidery customization station.  Oh, did we mention that this pop-up was facilitated exclusively by women? We are definitely here for that. 

We brought a "Meadow Scape" to Nike's BRAHAUS window for the week. I had just recently gotten back from a trip to Iceland which exploded my brain visually. We used amaranthus, cosmos and moss, LOTS AND LOTS of moss, to create a custom Icelandic meadow scape.  

 

 

October 31, 2018 by Bethany Puttkemery
District 28 Vendor Dinner

District 28 Vendor Dinner

District 28 has THE DREAMIEST space. Studio 3's infinity walls crawl up to the very high ceiling where they are met by factory windows that flood the room with natural light. The white walls of the space create a clean industrial vibe, making everything pop - the design possibilities are endless. So naturally, when Diana Seminara of D28 asked us to collab on an intimate vendor dinner tablescape we leapt!

The dinner combined so many beautiful details, from the cascading table runner to the custom floral decals from Dance Floor Decor.  Even the spotlighting was on point, coupling the juicy jam palette with a highlight of peachy apricot. 

This space is so versatile - it's absolutely beautiful as a ceremony space, an intimate dining space, private dance party, editorial shoot, the list goes on and on.  Go see it for yourself and bring me all of your floral fantasies. We can't wait to design something fabulous here again soon. 

Florals: Wild North Flowers 
Photo & Video: Josh Harmer
Planning, Styling & Venue: District 28 Events
Planning & Styling: Diana Seminara
Chef: Rami Wein
Custom Decals: Dance Floor Decor
Event Rentals: Event Rental Group
Up- Lighting: Magen boys Entertainment
Stationary Art & Design: Christina Khazanovich
October 22, 2018 by Bethany Puttkemery
Vintage Velvet Shoot

Vintage Velvet Shoot

We loved falling under the spell of vintage finds and Marie-Antoinette blues for our shoot with Rainbow Chan Events.  There was an elegance that was captured so beautifully by Faranaz of Muguet Photography.  Simple, subtle and velvety. 

Planning: Rainbow Chan Events
Photography: Muguet Photography
Flowers: Wild North Flowers
Makeup & Hair: Blushing Belles
Calligraphy:  Ivory and Twine
Decor:  Simply Beautiful Decor
Vintage Rentals: Tufts and Toile
Cake: Rococoa Butter
Ring:  Cynthia Findlay
Dress: Sash and Bustle
Suit:  Garrison Bespoke
Venue: The Great Hall

  
October 22, 2018 by Bethany Puttkemery
Have your Pink and Eat it Too

Have your Pink and Eat it Too

Who else is here for a pastel pink party/dinner/life? We indulged in the dreamy hue for Random Acts of Pastel's recent shoot "All Pink Dinner Party". You can practically taste the pink when looking at these photos, but you can also grab the recipes here!  Bon appetit! 

Photos by Johanna Martin 

October 22, 2018 by Bethany Puttkemery
Instagram-Worthy Bachelorette Workshops!

Instagram-Worthy Bachelorette Workshops!

Have you heard?  Wild North just expanded!  We now have the BEST studio space to host your dream bachelorette, bridal shower, birthday party, or corporate event. 

Feeling Creative? Get your floral juices flowing with your own private Flower Crown Workshop.  One of our seasoned designers will teach you all the tricks to creating a beautiful floral crown.  

Meet us at our studio in the downtown core (Bathurst and Queen) with your favourite snacks, treats, and maybe even a bottle of bubbly if you're feeling cheeky.  We're all about being festive - you're welcome to come set up decor and refreshments before the workshop commences. Most workshops take 2 hours, and you have access to our studio for 3 hours. 

The best part is that you can create your own colour palette and your own designs - we know everyone has their own style. You will select your own flowers from mountains of different varieties, colours and textures. We will take you through the process step-by-step and provide all of the support needed to get you on your way to flower crown heaven. Not into crowns? We can also teach you how to make floral combs, floral bracelets, and all sorts of wearable floral jewellery. 

We are now able to accommodate weekday and weeknight workshops, as well as most weekends. Ready to get your workshop booked? E-mail beth@wildnorthflowers.com to get started.  

 Flower Crown Making Workshop in Toronto - Fun Bachelorette Activity

Flower Crown Making Workshop in Toronto - Fun Bachelorette Activity

Flower Crown Making Workshop in Toronto - Fun Bachelorette Activity

Flower Crown Making Workshop in Toronto - Fun Bachelorette Activity

Flower Crown Making Workshop in Toronto - Fun Bachelorette Activity

Flower Crown Making Workshop in Toronto - Fun Bachelorette Activity

July 13, 2018 by Bethany Puttkemery
Pastel Playhouse

Pastel Playhouse

The pastel palace of Alyssa Garrison is full of play, elegance and a touch of magic.  And did we mention that there are multiple cute pups?  We had the pleasure of outfitting her new abode with some floral love for her special #heaveninhighpark home reveal.  

Check out more floral features in the #heaveninhighpark home reveal on RAOP's blog here.  Also, check out the feature as seen on Glitter Guide here

All photos beautifully shot by Scarlet O'Neill (check out more of her work here: https://www.scarletoneill.com).   

June 28, 2018 by Jennifer Fowlow
UNCO OFFICIAL X WILD NORTH

UNCO OFFICIAL X WILD NORTH

This past month we had the pleasure of meeting and collaborating with Kim and Jaqueline, the dynamite duo behind Unco.  This team is changing the way we think about ethical apparel and sustainable living.   Unco works with you to create a wardrobe that is versatile, practical, ethically sourced and fashion forward.  Learn more about Unco capsule boxes here.

Wild North had the pleasure of working with the team leading up to the launch of Unco's Pop-Up.  The goal was to create something earthy, design orientated and magic to bring that extra punch of sparkle to the space.  We are always up for creatively spirited projects - this was right up our alley.  

Starting with a blank slate - we created a custom dried plant wall.  All of our materials were 100% local, grown in Ontario, and dried by our designers in our downtown studio.  We wanted to create something in the spirit of Unco and Wild North, something that celebrates our local community, nature, and as always includes a generous dose of whimsy. 

Our team worked through the night to create this wild rose inspired wall that grows up the wall and frames the showrooms mirror.  We also created a dried rose wall that backs the bar where Unco served Tease Teas!  

 

Banner Photo & Photos 1 & 2 by: 

Janine Maral, http://www.janinemaral.com/, @janinemaral

 

April 26, 2018 by Jennifer Fowlow
lululemon Living Wall

lululemon Living Wall

Magic happens when creatives facilitate each others practice.  Wild North is currently in residence at lululemons 318 Queen st. location.  Every three months 318 hosts a new artist in residency and we were lucky to be invited to exhibits during the months of February, March and April.    

We went all out for this one!  We created a Living Wall with aid of our botanical stylist Wes Lincoln and a team that is always ready to get their hands dirty.  

Starting from the ground up - we built this baby with all local plants and lots of love measuring almost 12ft in height!  "Living Wall" will be residing at lululemons 318 Queen st. West location until the end of April. 

We'd love to see your interactions with the wall - be sure to tag us (@wildnorthflowers) when you visit.  We hope that this lush beauty brings the tropics to lulus patrons - helping them get through the grey of winter.  

April 06, 2018 by Jennifer Fowlow
FORGET ME NOT

FORGET ME NOT

Can we take a moment to talk about this DREAMY bridal shower?  Our pal Michelle of Fancy Pufs threw a beautiful shower at Colette last spring in celebration of her upcoming marriage.  We had the pleasure of turning up some flower magic for her.     

This is PALETTE GOALS people!  Lilacs, buttery yellows, and lavenders, chosen to mimic the delicateness of a Forget-Me-Not (Michelles shower inspiration).  This was definitely one of our favourite events of the year!  We're ready for more Colette events, the restaurant is effortlessly cool with a sophisticated French Country vibe.  

Be sure to head over to Wedluxe and check out the Forget Me Not inspired shower there.  Photos by Mango Studios.   Congrats Michelle!

January 08, 2018 by Jennifer Fowlow