B L O O M S C O U T is primarily a wedding floral design company based out of Burlington, Ontario.
We specialize in wild garden style arrangements, combining lush colours and textural elements to make every arrangement unforgettable. We look for beauty and joy in the day to day and want that to be felt in your experience with us.
We understand that our work will be tied to one of the most important days of your life, that's why we want to provide the highest level of customer service, so you can kick back and actually enjoy your engagement and wedding. We're all happier and more at ease when we're surrounded by nature and flowers, and those are things we all want to feel on our wedding day. Our mission is to make your wedding not only memorable, but also insanely gorgeous.
ERIN LEIGHTON - FLORIST/OWNER
I was born and raised in Southern Ontario. My dream is to transplant my friends and family to a beach town somewhere warm all year round. I basically won the husband lottery and got to marry my favourite person, my world spins around him - and I wouldn't have it any other way. I just want to make life as beautiful, and as fun as possible. And for everyone I love to be happy.
Q: Why did you get into flower arranging?
A: I have to work with my hands, but my creativity has always stemmed from making existing things more beautiful and not from creating art from scratch. When I walk in a room, I'm renovating it in my mind and when I look at flowers, I'm dreaming up combinations that grab your heart strings and make you feel like a kid in a candy store.
Q: What's your favourite flower?
A: Poppies, Chamomile, Dinnerplate Dahlias.
Q: What's your dream home style?
A: Boho, Scandinavian, California Casual, with Mediterranean vibes.
Q: What are you doing when you aren't flowering?
A: Dreaming up ideas, working on diy projects, trying to learn new skills. This year my husband taught me to use more woodworking tools, and I learned to do macrame. In the summer you'll find us great lake surfing, longboarding/skateboarding and bike riding. Or driving long distances to listen to music and get a good burger or a of couple hours at the beach.
Q: Best meal of the day?
A: Breakfast - I'd eat it for lunch and dinner too any day.
Q: Who's your favourite band?
A: The Cardigans, Camera Obscura, Tennis, Joel Plaskett, The Cure. I also love golden oldies for life.
Q: Where would you like to travel next?
A: Morocco, Turkey, Greece, Bali, Cinque Terre...but jet lag kills us, so probably back to California next. We love it there.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 25 years?
A: I hope not almost 60. And somewhere in paradise, living next door to all my favourite people on the beach.
Meet the rest of my team soon! This job takes a village guys.