Melanie Bernadsky, Floral Designer
Melanie started working part time
in a flower shop in high school where she got bit by the flower bug. She
continued working with flowers through college in Edmonton.
In 1994, an opportunity for a WPG franchise came up and her family was
on board to purchase together.
The first year Monica was on her own with her dad doing books, then a
year later her sister Monica joined the team with her business degree.
Over the years, Melanie has enjoyed training with the local floral
wholesalers as well as taking a design course in Olds Alberta College
and an amazing teaching opportunity in Holland. This was the beginning
of her love for European design and different textures and use of
In 2010 the shop left the
franchise and went through a branding process
to become freshcut downtown.
It was important to have downtown in the name and invest in the
community. Melanie has recently been asked to join the Downtown Business
Board. She loves the support of downtown Winnipeg and being able to give
back to young entrepreneurs and the Biz charity "Change for the Better".
Lately, the business has been seen regularly on CTV Morning Live. Future
TV segments will be talking about trends, custom workshops in the store
or on location as well as everyday luxury items that bring joy and
nature to Winnipeg's urban center.
“Our beautiful store is alive with unique blossoms and greenery, but it's our down to earth attitude, efficiency and ability to customize your gift that make a lasting impression,” confirms Melanie.
Let the team help you put together the right look, from simple bouquet
to stunning event.
Freshcut Downtown today has become
a strong floral and decorating enterprise, reaching out to customers and
associates in their community and the world.