Hi! I'm Vanja,
Floral Artist + Owner at GBD
When it comes to life (and in turn art), nature is my greatest muse. I believe that life is an expression of creative energy, and that by celebrating our unique authenticity, we create art. I have a passion for sustainability and repurposing beautiful things to create one-of-a-kind, whimsical floral designs and everlasting art.
While working in an office after grad school, I felt myself deeply lacking fulfillment without a chance to connect with nature and express creativity by working with my hands. It took this void to find my inner child again - the girl in the wildflower field, crafting a crown from foraged treasures, lost in the creative moment. When I'm not working with flowers, you'll find me hiking, foraging for food and pretty things, gardening, crafting herbal remedies, travelling, antiquing, cuddling my cats (Daisy + Remy), doing yoga, or likely dancing the night away at any live music event!
As an empath who deeply identifies with nature and all living things, I have always felt that cut flowers deserved to be celebrated for longer than a mere week or two. In an effort to minimize waste and re-purpose their short-lived beauty, I decided to start preserving and upcycling flowers into everlasting floral art. That's when Green Bloom Design was born. Since then, the concept has grown, and so has my medium. After completing floral design courses and working with one of the top florists in Canada, I now work with both fresh and dried florals to create romantic bohemian designs and everlasting art. My aesthetic focuses on timeless florals and foraged treasures, with lots of texture and gentle, feminine colour pallettes.
From custom everlasting floral art and installations, floral design for events and weddings, to careful preservation of your event flowers (upcycling), your aesthetics are curated and executed by me. I genuinely believe in celebrating individuality and would love to create custom art for you, or design and curate your special event or space. Drop me a note or book a free consultation - I'd love to meet you!
"When it comes to life (and it turn art), nature is my greatest muse."
- Vanja, Floral Artist + Owner
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Vanja, thank you so so much for working with me to create my wedding bouquets and boutonnieres!
The arrangements were beautiful and elegant. You listened to my requests and used your creativity to fill in the blanks, all while staying under budget. 10/10 would recommend you to other brides!
Green Bloom Design transformed our barn venue into an elegant and magical space! Vanja made a unique and beautiful bouquet for me that complimented the champagne colour of my wedding dress.
I gave her very little direction because I didn't want to stifle her creativity, and she nailed it, just like I knew she would! She also made a stunning backdrop for our ceremony, and created a romantic atmosphere in the dining room by using garlands of greenery, roses, candles, and antique crystal on our guest tables. Vanja is a sweet person who will go out of her way to make your vision come to life, and at a very reasonable price!