THORN & thistle, a boutique flower shop in Victoria, B.C.
As you all know from various rants around here, Mr. AiF and I planned our wedding rather quickly... like, two months quickly. A big part of expediting the process (and not going crazy) was calling on good people who we either knew and trusted, or who came highly recommended by loved ones, to handle some of the details — flowers being a huge part of that. Enter THORN & thistle. This gem of a flower shop is nestled in Victoria's beautiful Oak Bay area, and it just so happens to be co-owned by one of my best friends... so needless to say that when it came time to select a florist for our wedding, THORN & thistle was a no-brainer. In fact, the preparation for my blooms went a little something like this — T&T: "What kind of flowers would you like?" Me: "I don't know, something in cream and blush tones?" T&T: "Got it." And you know what? They totally did. I'll be sharing lots of photos of the flowers in the weeks to come, but in the meantime, let's take a little peak at their adorable space.
THORN & thistle, a boutique flower shop in Victoria, B.C.
Alexandra Powell, co-owner of THORN & thistle, a boutique flower shop in Victoria, B.C.
{THORN & thistle co-owner Alexandra Powell in her boutique flower shop}
THORN & thistle, a boutique flower shop in Victoria, B.C.
THORN & thistle, a boutique flower shop in Victoria, B.C.
Aside from the incredible work they do with their arrangements, I love all the little goodies Alex and Nicole stock their shelves with. From fragrant candles and greeting cards, to Kinfolk and other inspiring reads, there's always so much pretty to look at every time I pop by for a visit. And as an added bonus, Nicole's adorable baby boy can also been seen around the store most days, shooting shoppers with that coy smile of his... #heartbreakerinthemaking
THORN & thistle, a boutique flower shop in Victoria, B.C.
THORN & thistle, a boutique flower shop in Victoria, B.C.
THORN & thistle, a boutique flower shop in Victoria, B.C.
{Two of my absolute favourites, air plants and cacti
THORN & thistle, a boutique flower shop in Victoria, B.C.
If you should find yourself in beautiful Victoria, or if you're lucky enough to live there, be sure to pop into THORN & thistle to check out this incredible little shop (2857 Foul Bay Rd.) — and as an added bonus, there's a fancy cheese shop next door that makes a killer caramelized onion option. xx

Photos by Adventures in Fashion