Natural Inspiration

"We create a natural floral design with the most beautiful flowers sourced from all over the world. Our main inspiration is Nature with all its forms, colors, textures, and fragrances.  Passion for flowers and decades of experience in the floral world allows us to create unique arrangements and bouquets for every special moment, event and interior decoration."


Ralph Dekker was born in the Netherlands and has been owner and director of Floral Design Brasil, International Floral Design School, for over 15 years. Ralph has organized and participated in hundreds of international floral design courses with schools and teachers from all over the world, especially Europe. Large experience in teaching floral design classes to thousands of students from Brazil and Latin America. His style is inspired by nature, always looking for striking combinations in colors, textures, and structures. When working on projects he is always looking to raise the bar. 


Ana Gimenes, Brazilian, large experience as promoter and organizer of important events in the floral, garden and decoration industry in Brazil. 

We are so happy to be here in Canada and have chosen to live and work in Canmore.

After visiting Canada in 2017, Canmore became the obvious choice of starting a new life for us, our 2 daughters and our dog.  

We bring with us over 24 years of experience in the international floral industry, more specifically from Brazil and Europe. Over the years we have had the opportunity to learn from the best and most renowned floral design teachers of Europe. At our school Floral Design Brasil, thousands of students have learned to become professional florists and decorators. 

With Blue Lakes Floral Design we share everything we know to create the most astonishing bouquets and floral decorations for Rocky Mountain weddings and events.