Christmas Vacation …

Hello dear flower friends,
Well it’s that time of year, time for my two week holiday blogging break. I am taking an extra day this year, hope you don’t mind! I’ll be back here blogging on January 5th.
I will keep sharing pretty pictures & other floral industry news on our facebook page during my blogging break, so be sure to pop by there to get your flower fill!!
Also, I am working on the spring schedule for floral design classes – will be posting those classes soon.

And if you are looking for a treat for yourself or another flower friend — order a copy of our first magazine here
floral design magazine

Amaryllis Inspirations

White Amaryllis Centerpiece

Southern Living - Amaryllis Setting

Red Amaryllis Table Setting

Red and White Amaryllis

Peach Amaryllis

Ken Marten - Amaryllis

Ken Marten

Amaryllis setting on a mantle

Amaryllis Arrangement

Flirty Fleurs Magazine, cont…

Hi Flower Friends,
Yesterday was a big day for Flirty Fleurs with the announcement of our Special Edition Magazine, so big that I feel the magazine garners another post!

Thank you to everyone who ordered the magazine – I am so excited for you to receive your copy and I’m sure you’ll love reading it cover-to-cover and get ready to see jaw-dropping gorgeous flower arrangements!
Thank you to everyone who sent me emails, text messages, Facebook messages, called, left comments on the blog, left comments on Facebook & Instagram – You all made my day :) .. such a reminder of why I do what I do, and why I love the floral community so much!

Thank you to the team that made this magazine what it is – Robyn, Kim & I worked very hard on this project, producing a print magazine definitely comes with a learning curve! Many of you know Robyn as the designer behind Bare Root Flora in Denver, luckily for us she has a background in editorial work! Kim’s work as a graphic artist is often seen here on Flirty Fleurs and quite a few of you have worked with her on branding for your own floral businesses. Kim came on board with this project as the Art Director creating beautiful editorial layouts. thank you, thank you, thank you to these two lovely ladies!

For clarification, the magazine is available for purchase through MagCloud. All orders are placed with them and they use Print-On-Demand technology to print up your copy when your order is received, they then ship the magazine directly to you. The finished magazine is lovely as MagCloud does use a high-quality paper! Also, MagCloud offers a digital version of the magazine which is a nice option.

If you’d like to order a copy – click here!

Flirty Fleurs Screenshot of Magazine Cover

Introducing – Flirty Fleurs Magazine

Flirty Fleurs Magazine

For the love of flowers, and for the love of floral designers, that’s the ‘why’ behind this special magazine edition of Flirty Fleurs!

For the past four and a half years we have delighted in curating a wide variety of topics of interest and importance to the floral industry on the Flirty Fleurs blog. And it thrills me beyond belief to bring you a magazine brimming with gorgeous floral designs and interviews chock full of advice from leading floral designers around the world.

On these pages you’ll learn how to create a flower crown, be inspired with a selection of sensational bridal bouquets, discover the power of the #FarmerFlorist movement, learn why teaching classes can be great for your business, and take a trip to the London gem that is Neill Strain Floral Couture. Save room for the feast for the eyes that is the amaryllis-inspired styled shoot by the one and only Nancy Teasley of Oak and the Owl. And since rose studies are one of Flirty Fleurs’ signature features, we’ve brought you the best yet—a study of David Austin garden roses, plus much more!!

The purpose of Flirty Fleurs has always been to encourage and inspire floral designers, and I hope what you find on these pages does just that for you. You and your love of flowers is why I love what I do.

Sincerely,
Alicia
Editor-in-Chief

Flirty Fleurs Magazine is Available in a Print Edition and an Online Version – visit HERE to order your copy!

Fun Flower Shops!

Eye Candy – Max Gill Design

Max Gill Design- clematis arrangement

Max Gill Design- peach bouquet

Max Gill Design- white centerpiece

Max Gill Design- peach bouquet

Romantic winter wedding flowers Iceberg, Pieter B, and Swan garden roses, huechera foliage, Guincho Purple elder foliage, white and pink snowberry, green toyon berries, sweet autumn clematis, and Asian pears

Max Gill Design- urn with orange flowers and kumquats

Max Gill Design- orange floral bouquet

Max Gill Design- pink and white bridal bouquet

Max Gill Design- bridal bouquet with ivory and copper flowers

Max Gill Design- centerpiece with flowers in an urn

Max Gill Design-large centerpiece with autum flowers

Max Gill Design- succulents, orchids

Max Gill Design- hot pink centerpiece

Max Gill Design- Bridal bouquet

Max Gill Design
Berkeley, California
http://maxgilldesign.com/

The Designers behind the Flowers

Caroline of Passiflora

Caroline of Passiflora

Melbourne florist Melanie Stapleton

Melanie of Cecilia Fox

Floral Artistry by Alison Ellis

Alison Ellis of Floral Artistry

Della Blooms

Dana of Della Blooms

Bernadette - Diamond Custom Floral, Washington

Bernadette of Diamond Custom Floral

Jean-Pascal Lemire

Jean-Pascal Lemire of Bouquet Fleuriste

Carly Blair of Margot Blair Floral

Carly Blair of Margot Blair Floral

Eye Candy – Ken Marten

Ken Marten - Agapanthus

Ken Marten - Allium

Ken Marten - Amaryllis

Ken Marten - Black Callas

Ken Marten - eremerus

Ken Marten - blue hydrangea

Ken Marten - allium and clematis

Crown Imperial Fritillary, Ken Marten

Ken Marten - red dahlias in black vases

Ken Marten - eremerus

Ken Marten - green hydrangeas

Ken Marten - green hydrangea

Ken Marten - green hydrangea and allium

Ken Marten - hydrangeas and bittersweet

Ken Marten - hydrangeas and orchids

Ken Marten - purple and silver

Ken Marten - red peonies & gloriosa

Ken Marten - red ginger

Ken Marten - serracena

Ken Marten - sunflowers

Wedding Wednesday :: Fall Flowers

Fall Foliages by Chapel Designers

A few members of the Chapel Designers took on the challenge of creating a fall foraged foliage design, all foliages gathered within one mile of their house and mostly from their own yards! Check out the fun results -