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Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio

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About

Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio is a floral endeavor by Marilyn and Marie based in Barrie, Ontario. The studio was first established in a small space in a medical center in September 1999, but its rapid-growing popularity soon necessitated an expansion into a storefront business. While the business continued to blossom and attract customers, Marilyn and Marie wanted to make a more meaningful contribution to the floral industry, so they decided to focus on education, workshops, joining associations, and providing custom design. To accommodate their blooming roles, the scope of the business was pared down and became a private, appointment-only studio. Marilyn and Marie strive to create stunning, thoughtful floral designs that remain faithful to your vision. The floral works of the studio reflect classic, eclectic, modern, preppy, romantic, vintage, rustic, country, glamorous, nautical, and tropical styles.

Experience

Marilyn Ruyter has more than 15 years of experience in producing unique and exquisite floral designs for weddings, everyday flowers, charity galas, and corporate events. She has an education in graphics and fine arts, and she now applies this love for design and colours to her floristry business.

Products offered

Marilyn encourages couples to schedule a consultation with her so that she can create custom floral works for their wedding. She also recommends that couples bring photos of their gowns, venue, textures, and colours so that she can produce floral arrangements that will seamlessly blend with their wedding ensemble. The studio also handles setup and delivery. Floral arrangements are offered for the following: -

  • Aisle decor
  • Altar decor
  • Bouquets
  • Boutonnieres
  • Centerpieces
  • Chuppah decor
  • Corsages
  • Flower petals
  • Single flowers

Other services

Besides providing flowers for weddings, the studio also creates floral works for corporate settings, charity events, and special occasions.

Areas covered

The business services Barrie and the surrounding area, including Midhurst, Horseshoe Valley, Oro, Innisfil, and the townships of Springwater and Essa.

Highlights

Floral Services

Consultations, delivery, set up

Arrangements

Aisle decor, altar decor, bouquets, boutonnieres, chuppah decor, corsages, flower petals, single flowers, table arrangements

Bridal Bouquet Price

C$ 160.00

More information

How would you describe the style of your floral designs?

Classic
Modern
Romantic
Rustic
Vintage

What is the average price for a bridesmaid bouquet?

$110

What is the average price for a boutonniere?

$15

What is the average price for a low table arrangement (per arrangement)?

$75

What is the average price for an elevated table arrangement (per arrangement)?

$130

Typically, what can a customer expect to pay for your wedding floral services?

$1850

Which of the following are included in the cost of your floral services?

Consultations
Delivery
Set up

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  • Nicole
    Nicole Married on 02/10/2021
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    Very knowledgeable and wonderful flowers

    What a great experience start to finish. I had an idea and Marilyn was able to help me pull it all together!
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    Amber B. Married on 24/07/2021
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    Amazing Experience!

    I highly recommend Marilyn! She exceeded our expectations and was absolutely phenomenal. She was very kind and extremely skilled with expert level abilities. She made our vision come alive and even made it better than we expected. Thank you so much Marilyn for making our special day even more special with your beautiful arrangements :)

    Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio's reply:

    Amber, thank you for your very kind words. It was my pleasure and honor to be a part of your day. I love love the design of your flowers. The colours were fabulous. Wishing you all the best now and in the future in your marriage.
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    Caitlin J. Married on 04/01/2020
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    Absolutely Amazing!

    Marilyn was absolutely amazing and super easy to work with, I asked for a LARGE cascading bouquet and that is exactly what I got. The quality of the flowers and attention to detail was spot on. She took what we were describing and made it come to life! I highly highly recommend her for any of your flower needs!

    Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio's reply:

    Thank you Caitlin for your very kind words. I so enjoyed designing your wedding. They were very beautiful! So happy you loved them.

    Marilyn
  • Amberlee
    Amberlee O. Married on 06/10/2019
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    Beautiful Flowers!

    This place is a real gem! From our first meeting with Marilyn to the day of our wedding we felt like we were in good hands! Marilyn truly knows her art and has a magic touch when it comes to flowers. I had sooo many people at the wedding comment on how gorgeous the flowers were. I dried out my bouquet because it was beautiful and I couldn't let it go! Thank you so much Marilyn and thank you for travelling so far out of your way to make our wedding absolutely beautiful!
  • Anastasia
    Anastasia R. Married on 13/10/2018
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    Best Florist in Barrie

    We met with a number of florists for quotes for our wedding, and everyone seemed to be way over our budget, until we met with Marilyn. Not only is she such a sweet lady, but she completely understood my vision and made suggestions on how we could make it fit within our budget. She wasn’t a “yes man” but also didn’t dash my dreams either - she said what was reasonable but made us confident that whatever she would create would be brilliant.

    Marilyn was such a pleasure to work with and hit the nail on the head the day of. She did such a wonderful job on every aspect and I can’t count how many compliments I received on my bouquet. The arbour pieces and even the wine barrel toppers were definitely much more grand than I expected - she gave us a serious upgrade just because she didn’t want things looking any less than perfect.

    If you need flowers for your next wedding or event, look no further than 19 Melrose, you will not be disappointed.
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    Katelyn H. Married on 25/08/2018
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    More than we could have asked for

    From the start Marilyn was a dream to work with! From our first meeting she got right down to business, wasn’t offended or turned off when we said we didn’t have a very large budget for flowers but she truly went above and beyond to make what we did have look flawless.
    On top of her work being amazing she was just one of the nicest people, she was so knowledgeable, kind, and understanding.
    I would recommend 19 Melrose to anyone looking to have stunning flowers on their special day!
    Thank you Marilyn, we couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect day thanks to you!

    Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind and generous words. They make me feel so very special. I truly love what I do and when it makes you happy well, that's just the icing on the cake!
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    Jen D. Married on 16/09/2017
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    working with marilyn was amazing. She completely understood my vision and made my wedding so beautiful! We ordered a lot of items - even a specialized leash for my dog. Everything she made was gorgeous and she also took care of all the set up. I can't thank her enough!
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    Jewel B. Married on 06/07/2019
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    Marilyn is amazing

    Tyler and I loved every second of working with Marilyn, she quickly became a member of the family. She went above and beyond with her services to make sure our wedding was perfect. We cannot thank her enough, and highly reccomend her!

    Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio's reply:

    Loved designing you wedding. Loved working with you too! Hope your wedding day was fabulous. Those lavender colours were exquisite.
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    Margot B. Married on 11/02/2021
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    Exceeded Expectations!

    We found Nineteen Melrose Flower Shop (Marilyn) through Wedding Wire. I felt Marilyn’s designs matched what I was hoping to have prepared for our wedding.
    We connected with Marilyn through video chats, and it proved to be an excellent process. Marilyn easily pulled floral options and designs to give us a clear idea of what she could make for us.
    We had to pivot during the wedding planning process - our first wedding date was affected by the Winter Covid lockdown. Marilyn easily pivoted with us and provided new floral options for an early Spring wedding.
    We were absolutely stunned by the exquisite floral arrangements Marilyn delivered on our wedding day. We couldn’t have been more pleased! Thank you Marilyn!

    Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio's reply:

    Hi Margot and Sean,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. It was my pleasure to work with both of you for your special day. Wishing both of you the very best in the years to come.
    Marilyn
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    Jeannie Married on 02/02/2020
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    Started pleasant but we did not receive the quality and freshness or table runners we expected

    Everything was fine until the flower were delivered. She was unpleasant with my husband and the flowers did not appear to be fresh nor were they the quality we expected. She had talked us into adding roses to the greenery table runners but when she delivered them, there were no roses

    Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio's reply:

    Hi Jeannie and Jeff,
    I am very sorry your experience with my services on delivery day was not what you had hoped. I do remember you being very happy with your bouquets.
    I do not remember being unpleasant to your husband, I cannot think of anything I said that would have been rude. I did have 10 very long and heavy garlands that I brought upstairs at your venue that needed to place on the tables. I do remember saying that the tables needed to be cleared to I could put them down. I pinned the boutonnieres on the suits as I said I would do. When I finished setting up, I went back up to you and told you I was finished and wished you a beautiful day.
    I also checked on our contract and it said just greenery garland. There was no flowers indicated for the garlands on the contract. Did we talk about it at the time of the consult? I honestly can't remember. I just followed what was written on our contract.
    I am very sad that you were not able to come downstairs as I was setting up. I could have run out and got more flowers for you.
    I love and am so proud of what I do and how I interact with my clients. This review does not reflect how I do business.
    My apologies to both of you for not receiving what you had hoped for.

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