Hilary grew up in the rural beauty of southern Ontario. Childhood summers were spent outdoors playing in the woods, picking wild flowers, doing photoshoots and exploring nature.
At the age of 11 she started to dream of fashion and the wedding industry. This passion led her to study Fashion Design in England at the Istituto Marangoni. She later expanded her schooling at George Brown college for Fashion Business in Toronto.
Shortly after, Hilary got offered a position with Emirates Airlines where she was given the opportunity to live in Dubai and travel the world, which brought her to over 40 different countries. One major thing she noticed amongst all the countries and cultures was that they all celebrated with flowers.
When she arrived back home in Canada, 2 years after she had left, Hilary enrolled in the Toronto Flower School where she was taught by one of the premier florists in the GTA, Mary Currie. Hilary’s design background allowed her to quickly pick up the skills of colour and flower placement in her arrangements.
Given her background in design, she not only visualizes the florals but considers the overall ambiance of the venue, the attire, the colour scheme and themes to create something truly unique that will highlight the client’s vision. Whatever your occasion may be, Hilary takes the time to get to know each of her clients, creating a personalized result. She welcomes personal requests, quirky or sentimental, and is always down to try something new!
“For me, creating is like breathing. Creating celebrations that are FUN, beautiful, and approachable is my personal goal. Working within a lens allows for necessary refinement while still creating something original and organic, that flows cohesively. There’s something in creating to be an expression or extension of someone – a couple, an idea, a feeling. That’s when breathtaking moments happen.”