Candice is so amazing to work with! She captured my vision perfectly. I recommend her to anyone I talk to. Her prices are so reasonable compared to her talent. It was such a pleasure having you do our wedding flowers.
- Victoria Connor, Bride - October 2019
I truly don’t speak one word of a lie when I say I couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect job done by Candice and her team at Flora and Forage. The work they did to put together our wedding was so flawlessly put together, it actually made jaws drop. The extent that they went to to make sure everything was perfect was over the top amazing! Everyone could tell the amount of hard work and dedication they put into every little detail. For our wedding, we didn’t hire a decorator,because I knew from looking at her photos how wonderful Candice’s work was, and let me tell you, we made the right decision! The flowers and the greenery she created truly made our venue come together beautifully. On top of her amazing work, Candice has THE best personality, a literal ray of sunshine, and is so amazing to work with. She made sure that any little details we wanted changed would be done without stress and with ease, making wedding planning that much more fun and enjoyable! We are so grateful for the amazing magic that Flora and Forage creates, and continues to create on ever task that comes their way.
- Jill Parker, Bride - July 2018
I was recommended to Candice through my photographer Zurry Donevan (who is also amazing, if you need a photograper check out Willow + Birch). Candice was highly recommend and I thought she was incredible from the first time we met to discuss my wedding vision. She is so professional, while also being incredibly down to earth. I knew right away she would be the perfect person to do the flowers for my wedding. I wanted a wildflower look, full of colour and she absolutely took that idea and made it one hundred times better then I could have ever imagined. We had so many compliments on the flowers, from the boutonnieres to the bouquets and the reception tables. I had collected a ton of vintage vases for centerpieces that I wanted to use and she even came to pick them up from my place. The venue looked magical and wras above and beyond what I could ever imagine. There were so many little touches and attention to detail, it literally took my breath away. Her passion for flowers and her dedication to her company is admirable. I can't recommend her enough!! Thanks again Candice for all your amazing work and I can't wait to see what the future holds for you and Flora and Forage.
- Magda Ferrari, Bride - August 2018
I first fell in love with Candice's work when I saw a photo of a wedding she had done on Instagram. I knew from that moment that I needed to touch base with this woman to do my flowers. From the first time I messaged her to meet, she was warm and inviting and you could tell she was passionate about what she does. When we met in person, I didn't hesitate to book with her and trusted in her vision from the start.
We chatted about the atmosphere I wanted to create for our wedding. Something that was whimsical, romantic and a little vibrant and she gave me all of those things. The first time I saw my flowers when she delivered our bouquets on our wedding day, was the first time I cried that day - they were stunning!
Not only did she make our bouquets amazing, but she created these amazing arrangements that highlighted the key features of our venue. On top of that, the girl hand tied 13 (maybe more) garlands for our tables. When I walked into our venue that day, it was everything I had dreamed it would be and Flora and Forage was a huge part of that.
I can't say enough great things about Candice and her team. They were able to flip our arrangements from outside to inside (due to rain) and didn't miss a beat while doing it.
I wish I could post photos to go with this review, as I feel this doesn't do it justice. If you are looking for someone to bring your wedding dreams to life - this is your girl! We can't thank you enough for making our day so special. You have no idea how many compliments we received on the flowers. I hope we get to work together again soon! Xo.
- Brianne Avis, Bride - June 2018
My husband and I heard about Flora & Forage through word of mouth and upon looking through Candice’s portfolio on Instagram we immediately knew that she had to be the one to do the floral design for our wedding.
We could not be more pleased with that decision — throughout the whole process, she ticked all the boxes for us: she completely understood our vision, stayed within our budget, had total transparency, was very organized, thorough and concise. Planning a wedding is stressful enough & it really put us at ease to have a vendor like Candice who kept us in the loop and was great to communicate with.
We didn’t get any flowers but instead wanted a greenery only design and though some might think it would look plain or boring, Candice totally exceeded all expectations. Each arrangement had so much texture and life, and totally fit our aesthetic and the vibe of our space. She truly cared and went above and beyond to create magic for us.
Thank you Candice!
- Agnes Walker, Bride - August 2018
Where to begin when it comes to Candice and Flora & Forage? I'm a bit overwhelmed when it comes to writing this review, because I don't think I'll ever be able to truly capture how incredible Candice is! She was recommended to me by a friend, and it was the best recommendation I could have ever received. I reached out to Candice very late in the game (1 month before my wedding!!!) and despite the fact that she was already scheduled to do a big out of town wedding on the same day, she found a way to also make our wedding happen! Candice truly made magic happen for us! She got a sense of what I wanted, and ran with it and exceeded all of my expectations. When I showed up to the wedding venue, all her arrangements and special floral details were so beautiful, it took my breath away. The bridal bouquets were equally as stunning.
I have seen her portfolio and she is truly able to do anything, from lavish and colourful arrangements, to simple and minimalist arrangements - which is what she did for us.
More importantly though, was her kindness, warmth, patience and thoughtfulness throughout this process. From the moment I first was in touch with her, I just knew that I could trust her to simply "get" what I was looking for and make it happen, stress-free. And that's exactly what she did. Her love and passion for her work is so apparent. I will recommend her to anyone/everyone looking for a talented, passionate, hard working, and kind-hearted florist. Candice is incredible!
- Caroline Germaine, Bride - August 2017
After leaving our initial consultation with Candice, we knew that we would be in good hands to work with her for our wedding. She understood the theme and vision that we were looking for, and asked lots of questions to ensure that she was on the same page as us. We had a large number of tables and spaces to decorate that day, so we braced ourselves for the quote and were floored when she provided it – her prices were great which helped to ease our minds immediately. After booking with her, instantly that part of the wedding became stress-free and a lot of fun, because we just knew that she would do a beautiful job and make it special. I had no doubt that it would be wonderful, but I really don’t think I was prepared for just how absolutely incredible everything was that day.
From the moment that the bouquets arrived when we were getting ready, I was blown away. I knew that Candice had taken our vision and created something that I had dreamed of, and she was able to fill in the blanks for what I couldn’t articulate to help achieve it. Bouquets, to centre pieces, to the altar and all the touches around the venue here and there, it was perfect and everything was just magical. I couldn’t stop looking around in awe and thinking it was the most beautiful flowers that I have ever seen. It was exactly what we were hoping for.
I think what makes Candice so good at what she does is that she creates from her heart, and truly has a passion for it. She loves making things beautiful, seeing people happy, and finding a way to make it feel special and reflective of who you are. Finding beauty in the aspects of every day and all around her is something that makes her stand out. She was professional, shared my enthusiasm and went above and beyond in every way. When you work with Candice, be prepared to take the stress out of the process and to absolutely fall in love the final product.
- Amanda Flude, Bride - September 2017
Candice was the best recommendation I received from my wedding coordinator! She is so dedicated in what she does and was an absolute pleasure to work with. I just gave her the concept I was going for and she did the rest. It turned out perfect. I can't thank her enough!
- Erika Bendall, Bride - July 2017
Our Son got married Aug 12/17 and Flora and Forage was our florist! Due to the time restrictions set by the venue there was under 3 hours to decorate. Candice worked magic and the venue was transformed from a pretty venue to absolutely stunning! She took the vision that bride and groom where hoping for and made it everything and more than they had envisioned! If you are planning a special event of any kind, you cannot have a better floral artist to work with
- Lori Smith, Mother of Groom - August 2017
I can't thank Candice enough for her help with designing and producing my organic and natural bouquet. Candice went above and beyond to make sure that my wedding was seamless and beautiful. I highly, highly recommend her!
- Cynthia Lockhart, Bride - June 2017