Happy 2019 by Julie Greco

Holy 2019! Where does the time go?!?! 

Out here with the hubby, our two beautiful kiddies and a sweet little pup...who by the way I love to hate; life has been great. 

2018 brought so much love and excitement and I can't wait to see what 2019 is going to present itself to be, so far, so good. 

My flower love is still beaming at a 100 and I am so thankful to be doing what I am doing. My clients sometimes ask "why don't you do florals full-time?" and truthfully my answer is, "I LOVE WHAT I DO", flowers are my little secret get-away, to clear my head, be creative and bring someone else’s vision to life. My fear, if I did it full-time is that I would lose some of my passion, I'd be forced to take on events or jobs I wasn't really into and it would become a job. I never want my passion to feel like a job, so I keep it minimal, I keep it quaint, close, personal and filled with love. 

Can’t wait to create magic with my 2019 Brides. Stay warm, open and appreciative always,

Ju xo

Styled Shoot as featured on Wedluxe by Julie Greco

So excited to have been part of such a wonderful collaboration with a stunning cast of vendors.

Photography • Artiese Studios, Concept Creator, Producer, Creative Director, Stylist, Planner, Decor Design • Make My Day Count Weddings & Events Planning + Design, Venue • Bellvue Manor, Cake and Dessert Design • The Cocoa Cakery, Stationery Design • Anista Designs, Furniture and Backdrop Supplier • Dream Party Decor, Dance Floor • Dance Floor Décor, Makeup Artist • Olivia Ha, Hair Stylist • Ladylyn Gool, Gowns • Catherine Langlois, Candles • Helix Candles, Jewellery • The Loved One, Linen Rentals • Susan Murray International, Floral Rentals • Petals & Stems, Decor Rentals • Detailz Couture Event Rentals, Tableware Rentals • William Ashley

Floral design, Elle Canada and Dior collab. Ding-dong went the ELLE by Julie Greco

Petals & Stems on Facebook - J'ador Dior X Elle Canada

Last spring I was pleasantly surprised by an email from the all-amazing ELLE Canada magazine. It announced "we are reaching out to florists we love to join our new segment Flower Mondays and we want you" I almost started to delete it because I thought it was spam, obviously something peeked my interest, I responded and sure enough it was real! ELLE Canada’s blog was interested in little old Petals & Stems. After a few back and forth messages, the date was set and the wheels were in motion to make the perfect arrangement for their flower Mondays segment. The post was a success and I was ecstatic to have been part of the ELLE Canada blog back in July 2014.

#flowerwednesday Petals & Stems

#flowerwednesday Petals & Stems

I was surprised when a few months ago I receive another email from ELLE, only this time the request was for, not one floral arrangement, but two! And for more than just their Flower Mondays segment of their blog. The request both all-white, for a secret shoot going on at ELLE studios. Without hesitation, of course, I went to work designing a lavish paring of my favorite florals. The thought of my flowers being used for anything editorial was thrilling.

So the exciting part, because I didn’t even know what the super-secret shoot at their studios was for. Just a couple weeks ago I was going through the ELLE Canada site and to my sweet surprise, there they were! My fab all-white arrangements. Now keep in mind my flowers were not the centre focus of the shoot, they were to be part of the shoot, filler for-only-the-best-possible-shoot-they-could-be-on. Drum roll! My sweet flowers were part of the ELLE Canada closet x Dior collab.

Let's just say I almost died with excitement. See a little glimpse of my flowers and the make-up of course.

Dior has taken over our ‪ELLE Canada Closet‬! with Petals & Stems Go to to purchase Dior products directly from our VIDEOS. 

Video directed by Arkan Zakharov Stylist: Juliana Schiavinatto Music by MØ (SONY Music Ent.)

Did I forget to mention, the flowers are also set to appear in Elle magazine, on shelves this April!
Not only was I gushing with excitement over the ELLE Canada closet x Dior collab, I also got to participate in another blog segment.

So when your checking out ELLE Canada closet x Dior collab don't forget to check out the latest blog post, posted by Sarah Laing - ELLE Canada, to read all about breaking through those winter blues.

Love always Jules xo

Graciously Ranting the Good Rant by Julie Greco

So, I don't blog, but from time to time I guess a few neat things happen that I want to share with my lovely following and a blog post (more like excited rant) seems fitting. This my friends is one of those times!

Over the past few weeks, I've gotten to do a number of arrangements. A few were for love and a few for just because, all made with one objective in mind...the recipient. I am happy to say that I put so much thought and effort into my work that when the Fl'art (floral art) gets delivered, and I see the look on the recipients face, I then know I've been successful in making something truly special for my clients.

Oh boy, if my flowers could talk, I wonder what they would have to say lol...probably that I'm slightly neurotic and extremely process oriented. Yes people, flowers are a process. You didn't just think those pretty little things last as long as they do without a ton of TLC. That would be a nugatory!

I am excited every time I get to create something and get to be a part of the special moments in peoples lives. I know I've said it many times before and I'll probably say it many times more that I am truly blessed to have such an amazing following, but I am. The fact that people actually care what Petals & Stems is up to, is A-mazing!!!

I am super stoked for this weekend in particular. On the roster for this weekend are a few arrangements, crowns and bouquets for a wedding scene in a cute upcoming indie film...thanks to @shopbicyclette who presented this fabu request to collabo with her on this awesome opportunity. I can honestly say that I've been obsessing all week over what flowers I'm getting, how they will be placed, the vessel they will be held in and how it will all come together in the end.

Is this still a blog, or borderline novel?!?! Sadly I feel like I'm still ranting the good rant lol but I thank all who are taking time out of their schedules to read along and share in my excitement with me.

I'd also like to note that one of my very good friends and her husband became first time aunts and uncles this week and I could not be more happy for them! Congratulations are in order @alkerr and @ivykerr. So in addition to all the movie madness I will be working on something super special for little baby Eva. I'm thinking something that says welcome to the world little one, you're going to love it here :)

Stay tuned this Saturday to see what the end results are!!!

Peace, love and flowers always!

Jules xoxo