About Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio
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.
More information about Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio
14 Reviews for Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio
25 User photos
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
Meaghan Ashliegh · Married on 06/06/2020
I would HIGHLY recommend Marilyn from 19 Melrose Flower Studio. She was amazing to work with - so kind and definitely very knowledgable about all things florals. In our first meeting together, she was able to suggest the perfect combination of flowers and greenery for our bouquets and centre pieces based on the images I had shown her. She created a beautiful combination of flowers in the colours of our choice and was able to guide us on which flowers would be in season around the time of our wedding. She was very budget conscious and did not try and upsell us on flowers once. She also provided excellent suggestions on candles that would match our centre pieces and ribbon colours that would match our bouquets. Unfortunately, we never got to see her final product due to COVID-19 forcing the cancellation of our wedding. When the pandemic hit and the fate of our wedding became highly uncertain, Marilyn reached out to us and left us a voicemail message that literally moved me to tears. She was so compassionate and understanding of the situation and offered us a full refund in the event we choose to cancel our wedding. I called her back in tears and spoke to her about all of our options. Not once did she waiver on her offer to refund our deposit in full and in fact stated multiple times that she would support whatever decision my fiance and I would make. I was so touched by how kind, compassionate and empathetic Marilyn was towards the situation with our wedding. In the end, my fiance and I did cancel our wedding and Marilyn refunded our money in full without hesitation. I have no words to describe how thankful I was for Marilyn’s actions during this very difficult time - I wish I could say we had this experience with all of our vendors. We were VERY happy with the service Marilyn provided - she definitely went above and beyond! She was a pleasure to work with and will definitely be our #1 choice should we ever need flowers in the future. Thank you Marilyn!!Sent on 07/04/2020
Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio's reply:Meaghan, I was so looking forward to designing your wedding this spring. I am deeply emotional for all my couples who have spent so much time planning their beautiful celebrations for 2020. I know we will all come out of this stronger and better for having worked together. Hopefully I'll still be able to provide you with flowers for a future celebration.
Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio awards
Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio Real Weddings
Businesses who collaborate with Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio
Location of Nineteen Melrose Flower Studio