Wedding Wednesday :: Boutonnieres

Creating a Flower Wall by Events In Bloom

I have a great post today for all of you – a step by step pictorial to creating a wall of flowers! Events In Bloom of Tampa, Florida has been kind enough to share their photos of a flower wall they created for a corporate client.
In all 9 squares of floral foam were attached to a wooden frame -

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Events In Bloom - Creating a Flower Wall

Thank you to Jana of Events In Bloom for sharing this process of creating a flower wall with all of our readers!

Book Review :: Flowers with Southern Lady

Book - Flowers with Southern Lady

I’ve spent a few hours browsing over the lovely arrangements in this new book released by Southern Lady magazineFlowers with Southern Lady. Its 134 pages are packed full of gorgeous, full color images of floral designs plus, a couple of “how-to’s” on how to create some of the looks. The book is definitely geared towards home entertaining, or event entertaining although quite a few of the designs could be used as inspiration for wedding reception looks.
What I’ve particularly enjoyed are the bright colors used for the designs, I suppose a wedding season heavy in “blush” will make many of us crave a bit of brightness?! I also quite enjoyed the variety of containers which were used to complement the flowers, unique and a good variety. The book also includes information on Tools of The Trade & Helpful Tips which are nice reminders for floral pros on mechanics used to create our floral designs.

Flowers With Southern Lady  Book

The book does flow through the seasons, starting with spring and ending with winter. I’m a sucker for a big, lush, bright red, traditional Christmas floral design with Red Roses & Red Berries so the last pages of this book did make me happy!

Flowers with Southern Lady - Red Christmas Florals

Now for the exciting news!
I have TWO copies of this beautiful book to give to two Flirty Fleurs followers!! woo-hoo!!

Here is how YOU can win a copy! Email in a photograph of a centerpiece you have created for a dinner party, wedding reception, theme party, etc.
Bottom line – a centerpiece set on the table!

Email to: info@flirtyfleurs.com

Subject Line – Book Contest Entry

Entries are due by 8pm PST on Sunday, September 21, 2014.
All the photographs will be posted on the blog next Monday, September 22nd and the winners will be announced on Monday, September 29th.
Good Luck!

Fleur Friday

Seattle Wholesale Growers Market hosted a Dahlia Festival the first week of September and this is the Wall Of Dahlias we had on display for designers. Each dahlia was labeled with its name and the name of the grower.

Seattle Wholesale Growers Market - Dahlia Display

Seattle Wholesale Growers Market - Wall of Dahlias

Seattle Wholesale Growers Market - Wall of Dahlias

Seattle Wholesale Growers Market - Dahlia Display

Throwback Thursday :: NYC

flower vendors postcard New York City

Wedding Wednesday :: Dahlias!

Photographer - Edyta Szyszlo, orange, white and tangerine wedding reception with dahlias

Photographer – Edyta Szyszlo

Photographer - Edyta Szyszlo, orange, white and tangerine wedding reception with dahlias

Photographer – Edyta Szyszlo

single dahlia in a white vase centerpiece

Designer Unknown

White Dahlias in Red Pails down the center of a table

Designer Unknown

Eye Candy – Contemporary Styled Floral Designs

I needed a change of pace today as I’ve been posting quite a few loose, garden-y styled arrangements lately. Today I’m going Contemporary on here! Hope you enjoy these intriguing designs as much as I have ..

Designing with Resendiz Brothers Flowers & Foliages

Resendiz Brothers Protea Farm

Recently Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers sent out the above boxes of goodies to Laurie from Fleurie, Carmel from Mt Lebanon Floral and Myself. I find it so interesting how three floral designers in three different areas of the USA can receive the same box of goodies and come up with such different designs, interesting isn’t it??

First, a closeup of each flower & foliage we received -

Resendiz Brothers Protea Farm - Banksia Speciosa

Resendiz Brothers Protea Farm - Leucadendron Jester, Leucadendron Goblet, Leucadendron Safari Sunset

Resendiz Brothers Protea Farm - Protea Eximia

Resendiz Brothers Protea Farm - Protea Eximia

Resendiz Brothers Protea Farm - Brunia Albiflora

Resendiz Brothers Protea Farm - Brunia Albiflora

Designs by me, Bella Fiori, Washington -

Bella Fiori design with Resendiz Brothers Protea Farm Materials

Resendiz Brothers Protea Farm - Leucadendron and Brunia Bouquet

Bella Fiori - Bouquet with Leucadendron and Brunia

Designs by Laurie, Fleurie, California -

Fleurie, Reedley, California - Floral Design with proteas and banksia with brunia and leucadendron all from Resendiz Brothers

Fleurie, Reedley, California - Floral Design with proteas and banksia with brunia and leucadendron all from Resendiz Brothers

Designs by Carmel, Mt Lebanon Flower Shop, Pennsylvania

Mt Lebanon Flower Shop - Carmel designing with proteas, leucadendron, banksia and brunia from Resendiz Brothers

Mt Lebanon Flower Shop - Corsage and flower ring created with brunia

Mt Lebanon Flower Shop - Carmel designing with proteas, leucadendron, banksia and brunia in a lantern from Resendiz Brothers

Mt Lebanon Flower Shop - Carmel designing with proteas, leucadendron, banksia and brunia from Resendiz Brothers

Mt Lebanon Flower Shop - Carmel designing with proteas, leucadendron, banksia and brunia from Resendiz Brothers

Fall Floral Design Classes

Peach-and-PInk- bella fiori
The Compote Floral Arrangement Workshop
Saturday, September 13, 2014  /  10am to Noon

In this class we’ll discuss how to design a lush, garden style flower arrangement in a compote vessel using chicken wire as the support structure. After the discussion each student will create their own floral arrangement masterpiece using gorgeous flowers supplied by Seattle Wholesale Growers Market – including dahlias, zinnias, vines, gorgeous foliages, and other seasonal beauties!

Investment: $250.00 per person
Register Here

 

clematis and lilac bouquet The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop
Saturday, September 20, 2014 / 10am to 1pm

The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop is a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to design lush hand-tied bouquets. After we design a beautiful bridal bouquet we will have a discussion and learning session about pricing our designs. All instruction and fresh flowers are included, please bring your own tools.

Investment: $250.00 per person
Register Here

Bella Fiori, Wristlet Corsage of a garden rose and piers japonica

A Hands-On Boutonniere & Corsage Design Workshop
Saturday, October 4, 2014  /  10am to 1pm

Would you like to learn more about designing Corsages & Boutonnieres? Then join us for this 3 hour hands-on class where we will focus on wiring and gluing techniques!! We will practice wiring a variety of flowers and use various finishing techniques on boutonnieres. Corsages – we will work on Pin-ons and Wristlet corsages for a variety of looks.

Investment: $200.00 per person
Register Here

Bella Fiori - Hair flowers with passionflowers and bachelor buttons  
A Flower Halo Workshop
Saturday, October 11, 2014  /  10am to Noon

Flower Halos and Hair Pieces are all the rage right now! In this hands-on design class we’ll review ways to construct flower halos with a variety of fresh, seasonal flowers. All instruction, fresh flowers and hard goods are included, please bring your own clippers.

Investment: $200.00 per person
Register Here

 

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All classes will be held at:

Seattle Wholesale Growers Market

5840 Airport Way S, Ste 201, Seattle, WA 98108

All instruction, fresh flowers and hard goods are included, please bring your own clippers.

Questions? Send Alicia an Email

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Q&A :: Designing Floral Walls

The Question:

Floral Walls are super popular this year. Does anyone have tips on how to create these walls? What are the mechanics used to create the stand, and to keep the weight and water in check? Do designers use floral foam or water tubes? Would love to get some tips from the pros!
Designer in California

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The Answers:

Bergeron's Flowers - Flower Wall

Bergeron's Florist, Virginia - wall created of flowers

We ordered huge pieces of styrofoam from a local supplier. This works really well with fresh and paper flowers. We got 10′ by 4′ pieces. We used long hyacinth stakes to stack them next to each other on-site. Pipe drape supports were our background mechanic. We stuck cable ties through the styrofoam and attached them to the pipes. The flowers were water-picked and then we used greening pins to attach them from stem into the foam. It was the backdrop for Martina McBride!

Christi of Bergeron’s Florist, Virginia

I believe that they are frames constructed to withstand weight, with a good solid base. I would fill in with wet foam then chicken wire to hold in place. I am sure there are many ways to do this. But this way works for me.
Tracy, Park Place Design, Michigan

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