Our StoryAstilbe

Astilbe is also a beautiful story about friendship. The co-owners Marie and Melanie met in the autumn of 2010 as colleagues and lead designers at a renowned florist in Westmount. In the past 6 years, they have had the opportunity to collaborate on many large scale projects and international events. After many events, long hours of creation, stories-told, dancing, and non-stop contagious laughter, a strong bond was formed. They quickly developed a love and shared vision for the world of floristry. And so began Astilbe.

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Florist + Co-OwnerMelanie

Crazy about the great outdoors, Melanie discovered her love of nature at a young age. Since 2002, she has worked in garden centers, alongside landscapers, and then florists, with whom she found her passion and inspiration. When she isn’t climbing or hiking a mountain, she is dancing to Motown and arranging exquisite flowers. Melanie loves to work with anything that grows in her garden, succulent plants, rocks, ranunculus and a touch of glitter!

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Florist + Co-OwnerMarie

Curious and creative, it was by chance that Marie discovered her passion for flowers. With her studies at l’École des métiers d’Horticulture de Montréal, and her experience working for various florists in Montreal, she developed her own technique and style. Marie likes to create hand-tied bouquets while listening to pop music and making beautiful bows with velvet ribbons . She adores ferns, monochromatic color palettes, parrot tulips and the smell of fresh mimosa.

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