Le Bouquet St. Laurent, Inc. first opened its doors on Valentine’s Day 1978, under the ownership of Manuel Botelho and two other families. Excited at the prospect of new business ownership, the couples planned for what they hoped would be a successful opening day. Why wouldn’t it be? Everyone buys flowers on Valentine’s Day! But what these owners did not expect was to sell out of every single bouquet in the shop. At the end of the day they stared at their store in disbelief. The fridges were empty, the shelves were empty - all that remained were exhausted, but happy florists. Success! Now, could they maintain it?
Since that eventful day forty years ago, Le Bouquet St. Laurent, Inc. has continued to do what we do best – make and deliver beautiful flower arrangements across Montreal. And now, under the direction of two of the three Botelho children, our once quaint little flower shop is now a full service florist, occupying a converted auto-shop with high ceilings and plenty of space to show off all our floral-industry related inventory. Inside you’ll find self-watering Lechuza planters, gift-baskets, tall potted plants, mini succulents, vases, chocolates, and everything in between! And if all the beautiful colours and fragrances from our fresh-cut flowers and plants aren’t enough to keep your senses dazzled, there are also koi fish in a pond by the front door to entertain you. And two talking birds.
Joseph Botelho and his sister Natalie Botelho, her husband Anthony, and all of our floral designers here at Le Bouquet want you to know one thing: we’re here to help. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to ask. Le Bouquet St. Laurent, Inc. takes care of everything from pre-made bouquets to special design requests, so don’t be afraid to bring in that photo you found on Pinterest, or a picture you dug out from the old family photo album. Le Bouquet St. Laurent, Inc. also specializes in special events, proms and graduations, weddings (if you haven’t booked your free consultation with Natalie, check out her page here), and sensitive occasions like funerals (everything you need to know can be found here). We also offer flowers in bulk (for those special DIY projects), a wide variety of Leonidas Belgian fine chocolates, GUND brand plush toys, and special one-of-a-kind cards by fine artist Frank Caracciolo and photographer Antoine Khodeir. So drop by and say hello, give us a call at 514-747-2581, or order with us online right here.