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.
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.
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: -
Besides providing flowers for weddings, the studio also creates floral works for corporate settings, charity events, and special occasions.
The business services Barrie and the surrounding area, including Midhurst, Horseshoe Valley, Oro, Innisfil, and the townships of Springwater and Essa.
15 Reviews for Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio
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Caitlin Jeffs · Married on 04/01/2020
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!Sent on 10/09/2020
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.
Amberlee Osborne · Married on 06/10/2019
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!Sent on 20/10/2019
Anastasia Rogan · Married on 13/10/2018
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.Sent on 14/04/2019
Katelyn Hiltz · Married on 25/08/2018
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!Sent on 27/08/2018
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!
Jen Duke · Married on 16/09/2017
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!Sent on 14/10/2017
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