& STEVIE MASSIE
Christmas Floral Experts
Marna Praill, Grounds Superintendent and Head Gardener, celebrated her 27th anniversary with Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge this past year. Her career began in the kitchen and moved to the Grounds department, where she spent many seasons in the Floral Shop. She moved up from there, spending 4 years as Assistant Grounds Superintendent before being promoted to Superintendent. Marna has been a part of Christmas in November for over 23 years - decorating the Signature Cabins for the holiday season, bringing in festive plants and flowers for The Main Lodge and overseeing the huge job of decorating the 20 foot Christmas trees in The Great Hall & Beauvert Dining Room.
Over the years, Marna has even had the pleasure of creating flower arrangements for Queen Elizabeth II, who was wowed by the beautiful bouquets designed for her and placed throughout Outlook Cabin. Marna and her team continue to provide wedding flowers for guests, she has been featured in Bridal Fantasy Magazine more than once. Starting new trends in the Hotel like growing organic micro-greens, organic herbs for the herb garden, fresh herbs for The Emerald Lounge and ORSO Trattoria. Her work doesn’t end there, she also oversees our 900 acres of grounds, operating a greenhouse, all outdoor flower displays, and special projects, all while presenting at Christmas in November and other signature packages here at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Stevie is from Ontario and graduated with an Interior Design Degree. She has worked in the Floral Industry and floral shops for 7 years prior to joining our Fairmont Family 2 years ago as our Floral Design Supervisor. Stevie works very closely with our Brides & Grooms to create & bring to life the vision for these couples flowers on their special day! Stevie also works closely with our Conference clients who request many fun themes for centerpieces and décor, she also animates our Hotel for all Holiday Décor setups, taking care of our potted seasonal crops installing fresh cut flowers for all of our outlets weekly and is working in the Greenhouse on the many tasks including growing our organic micro-greens and herbs for our Chef's Herb Garden.