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 -
Thank you to Jana of Events In Bloom for sharing this process of creating a flower wall with all of our readers!
I’ve spent a few hours browsing over the lovely arrangements in this new book released by Southern Lady magazine – Flowers 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.
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 ..
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 -
Designs by me, Bella Fiori, Washington -
Designs by Laurie, Fleurie, California -
Designs by Carmel, Mt Lebanon Flower Shop, Pennsylvania
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
|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.
|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.
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
All classes will be held at:
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
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
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