A Little About Her
Hilary Rigo grew up in the rural beauty of southern Ontario. Childhood summers were spent outdoors playing in the woods, picking wild flowers, and exploring nature.
At the age of 11 she started to dream of fashion and the wedding industry. This passion led her to the Instituto Marangoni in London, England where she did an intensified year of study in Fashion Design. She later expanded her schooling at George Brown college for Fashion Business.
After being back in Canada for 3 years and itching to travel again, she got offered a position at Emirates Airlines where she was given the opportunity to live in Dubai and travel the world. Her travels brought her to over 40 different countries, where she got to experience and learn about many different people and customs. One major thing she observed amongst all of the countries and cultures was that they all celebrated with flowers. It is universally symbolic, for any occasion.
When she arrived back home in Canada, nearly 2 years after she had left, Hilary was ready to get her creativity flowing. She enrolled in the Toronto Flower School where she was taught by one of the premier florists in the GTA, Mary Currie. Her design background allowed her to quickly pick up the skills of colour and flower placement in her arrangements. Hilary has a wide range of favourites, from clean-cut Calla Lilies to the unique Anemone. In addition, she loves to create flower crowns, always trying to design something new and unexpected.
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 up for a challenge!