I would highly recommend Barefoot Blooms to anyone planning a wedding in the Valley and surrounding areas.
Denise was incredibly easy to work with. She shows a genuine excitement to bring your vision to life. You can tell she really loves what she does and has a real passion for all thing flowers. It was very important that I work with someone that I could deal with remotely as I live in Toronto. Communications over email were very comprehensive and she was always quick to reply. I always felt like we were on the same page, even when I had to make changes to the original plan. She is flexible and very easy to work with.
I wanted flowers that looked like they were cut from my dad’s garden; very natural, full of texture, and a little old-fashioned. I didn’t want something that looked too formal, traditional or ‘cookie-cutter’. Flowers that were in season and could be grown in our climate was essential to this vision and is why I chose Barefoot Blooms over traditional florists. The powerpoint Denise created really helped me narrow my ideas and assisted me in communicating exactly what I wanted. Having a fall wedding I thought my options would be limited, but she showed me a multitude of flowers that would work with my wedding colours and my vision.
The garden visit also was key in bringing it all together and I highly recommend it. Because it was raining the day of my garden visit, Denise had a bunch of different flowers and greenery cut in vases on her table for us to peruse. There were flowers that I may not have considered or even known about which ended up being a perfect addition to the arrangements. I love how she uses non-traditional materials such as herbs, branches and foliage to give the arrangements a more eclectic feel, yet she still has the classic flowers so you can combine them to get just the right look for you. I loved how everything turned out, from the varied centrepieces, to the boutonnieres, to the bouquets; my bridal bouquet especially. Denise was able to take my mishmash of ideas and turn them into reality.
Lindsay Burrows (October 2016)
Denise & Jackie,
I don't even know where to start! You two are just a dream come true!! When I met you I was frustrated and defeated with trying to make sense of the whole "wedding flower thing.” Then in you came to save the day, but you didn't just save it, you made my vision of our dream wedding a reality! I cannot possibly thank you enough, when we walked into the venue I almost cried it was so perfect. It was EXACTLY what I had hoped for and more. I had endless comments on our centre pieces, archway, and our bouquets! You were fun, kind, and passionate towards our wedding and brought a truly personal touch, we felt so involved in every aspect! Thank you so much for being a part of one of the best days of our lives!
Michelle Harnish (August 2016)
It was May and there was hardly any color in our outdoor surroundings except for Denise’s lovely arrangements. It’s been several months and my friends and I still have fond memories of venturing to Denise's home where we gathered around her table to find inspiration for centrepieces and bouquets. Despite the bleak time of year, there was no limitation as to what we could create with Denise's guidance, and of course, her tasteful selection of local plants and flowers. It was a lovely experience especially in the end when we headed over to The Flying Apron for brunch and my complimentary dessert. It was a lovely experience, especially at the end...dessert!
Barefoot Blooms grew and arranged the flowers for my wedding. Denise was knowledgeable, charming and helpful throughout the process. She provided us with the bridal bouquets and table arrangement for the wedding and everything was very elegant, yet had a touch of fun and spontaneity. We received many comments throughout the night about the arrangements and how perfectly they matched the decor of the venue. There are no words to describe how much I loved the bridal bouquet. Denise was able to incorporate my love for dahlias and the colour purple into the perfect masterpiece. I loved knowing that the flowers were grown organically and by someone with such a passion for floral design.
Everything was absolutely perfect.
The most fun and rewarding part of preparing for my daughter's August wedding was working with the BOUNTIFUL BUCKETS OF BLOOMS that I was able to purchase from Denise!
We wanted to create casual and colorful table settings and my garden was just not up to the task.
She was very accommodating and easy to work with and took time to show me a list of available flowers according to color and height. She showed up the day before the wedding with buckets galore of freshly picked flowers. I spent several hours making 40 table arrangements in the perfect vases she provided. It was so much fun to create them and a most needed relaxing prelude to the wedding. Through Denise, we were able to get exactly what we wanted , and they were:
And oh, did I mention, Beautiful!!!!!!!
A true find!
I remember the day that Denise had the most beautiful peonies at her market stall. We had the most delightful chat about my ideas for my wedding bouquet. Denise made sure that she had more than enough peonies to make the most beautiful bouquets for my July wedding. I loved visiting her on site and choosing my flowers in person! We made individualized bouquets for each of my lovely daughter's bouquets and matching boutonnières for the groomsmen.
There are so many things that I will remember on that happy, happy day (including being stuck in the elevator)!! My flowers were perfection. Each time I look at my wedding photos I have such happy memories of my conversations with Denise!
Rebecca Lancaster (July 2016)
We loved working with Denise for our flowers, from the moment we met her we knew it was going to be a perfect fit. She understood what we were looking for and helped us make decisions on things we weren't
sure about. Visiting the farm is a must, creating sample centre pieces right from the garden was so much fun. We ended up with beautiful flowers and I couldn't be happier. Barefoot Blooms was one of our
favourite vendors to work with.
When I came across Barefoot Blooms I knew I found something speci
al! The idea of walking around a garden and finding flowers that fit my vision for our wedding was perfect. Our wedding took place in the
woods and I wanted flowers that felt like they came from where we were.
Meeting with Denise was great! She makes you feel like she’s a long time friend and takes an interest in your relationship, your vision for the wedding and is open to trying whatever you think might work. She
has a great eye for what looks well together and can easily change arrangements to give you multiple options.
I really loved our flowers! When it all came together it was exactly what I imagined. Her passion and expertise meshed with my ideas to create new and unique arrangements that were perfect for our woodland wedding.
Working with Denise at Barefoot Blooms was an absolute
delight. The entire experience was very inclusive and incorporated our vision for our wedding within the creative and professional arrangements that Barefoot creates. Meeting a week before the wedding to pick out flowers really made sure our arrangements were unique and exactly what we were looking for! Thank you so much for making our
wedding day as beautiful as we had imagined.
Courtney & Deanna Connor