Designer Spotlight


Academy Florist has been Winnipeg’s top florist for over 30 years, and we are proudly rated #1 florist on We are very proud of the staff that we employ. Each specializes in a different style, allowing us to make sure that all of your wedding flower dreams can come true. We take inspiration from many sources, including popular wedding magazines and websites, the fresh flowers we get to play with every day, and of course, our brides! We love it when a bride challenges us to stretch our creative abilities and try something new. Our team regularly challenges each other to tackle different trends, making sure that anything a bride might see we can accomplish!

We have the privilege to work with flowers every day because we are also a retail florist. This is exciting to us, because we are using different techniques, different types of flowers, and creating different styles of arrangements than are usually seen in weddings. As retail florists who excel in weddings, we are grateful for the ability to work on a wide variety of styles and events.


irene Irene: Academy Florist Owner and Designer
Irene began working in her father's greenhouses as a girl.  Her love for flowers developed quickly, and it is no surprise that she followed her passion, opening Academy Florist in 1980.  Since then, she has lived and breathed her business, and this dedication has made Academy Florist Winnipeg's #1 choice for weddings and everyday flowers. Her favourite time at work is spent in the warehouse in the evenings, with no one else around, when she can play with flowers and create.  Inspired by many styles and colours, Irene's wedding masterpieces are full and lush, and there's no one who can create a bouquet like she can.



heather page Heather, CAFA, WPIC: Designer
Heather is another pro in the floral industry, having received her Commercial Floral Certificate at Olds College in Alberta and then studying Japanese floral design (ikebana floral design).  Heather's incredible talents were recently recognized when she was inducted into the prestigious Canadian Academy for Floral Art (CAFA).  Heather has been designing at Academy Florist for 8 years, and we love having her on board.  She is an amazing wedding flowers designer, and her favourite part is creating the perfect wedding bridal bouquets.


kayla resized Kayla: Designer

Kayla joined Academy Florist 5 years ago, starting in the industry so she could work with her preferred artistic medium—flowers! She has completely fallen in love with the creation of wedding flowers, which has only increased when she tied the knot herself in 2011. Her favourite pieces to create are bridal bouquets, and her talented eye and sense of design perfect them. Kayla loves the little details that make a wedding special and unique, and adds special touches to all of her weddings.


Lauren_wedding consultant Tessa: Wedding Consultant

The newest addition to the Academy Florist team, Tessa is thrilled to be working with all of our brides as our wedding consultant.  She has extensive experience in the wedding industry, including working as a wedding coordinator and as a floral designer.  She will meet with you to discuss ideas, colours, and flowers as well as prepare your quote and follow up with you on every detail until your big day, making sure everything is just as you dreamed!



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