July 23rd, 2014
July 2nd, 2014
It has been an exciting time here at Fiore, our shop is bustling amongst me becoming Fiore’s newest owner, designing for a plethora of summer soirees, and keeping tabs on Jean’s newest adventures… all good and stylish things! I also wanted to make sure our clients —and readers— know all the wondrous ways to follow Fiore…we’ve been busy making sure we can share floral inspiration all across the internet!
So here’s the scoop (3 to be exact):
1.) Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for your daily dose of floral goodness and to keep tabs on upcoming deals happening about the shop. We strive to inspire you with new ideas or entice our future brides with what is to come down the road on their big day!
2.) Sign up for our Wedding Wednesday and Color Inspiration blog posts to be delivered 1x week right to your inbox. All emails are strictly for this purpose and we never (ever) share your email with others. Or follow us on Pinterest for a plethora of pretty ideas!
3.) Get on our Google+ bandwagon! Are you on G+? Do you even know what G+ really is? Well friends, we love our newest social hangout on our G+ Page where we share pics, posts, and blurbs all about Fiore’s style. Follow my page, Chelsea Fritts, as well to get to know my style and me a bit more.
Phew! We’ve got you covered, no matter where you link to digitally hangout. Fiore’s primary goal is to fill your day with beautiful images of floral designs that leave you happy and inspired.
…And if 3 scoops of Fiore isn’t enough, swing by the shop anytime to get your fill!
Stylish Regards- Chelsea
Photo Credit: Pinterest-Martha Stewart, Theo Milo Photography (image 2 &3) , Eric Boneske Photography
June 18th, 2014
Ah, July, a month full of patriotic spirit, social gatherings, beach days, and color coordinated attire. It’s down right impossible not to fall in love with the excuse to embrace all things blue…especially this month! So, in honor of the coastal appeal of this timeless hue, July’s color inspiration is the ever-so-chic, always classic, navy blue! Let’s face it, this color is always on point—whether in event design or interior design—this classic color creates a variety of ideas with it’s universal appeal. Can you sense our stripe theme as well? The lovely Oscar de la Renta dress below was a second inspiration for July! Happy summer.
FIORE FUN FACT: Our whole team (literally, everyone at the shop) has a plethora of design & art experience, gathered from years of creative experience, so we’re always inspired by textiles, art, typography, color…so many wondrous things that capture our eyes as artists and we infuse into the designs. That, and a mega dose of happiness is what inspires us daily. Enjoy!
June 11th, 2014
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February 12th, 2014
We just can’t get enough of this color…it’s the perfect accent color for event design, or simply to wear! Add in a touch of shimmer, a splash of gold, and we are swooning over it’s feminine charm. Over the past few years, we have seen stylish brides implement it into bridesmaids’ jewelry (or nail color) and ink their breathtaking invitations and menu cards in a touch of mint. So, we hail this month’s color inspiration to the uber glam and always playful party color, M-I-N-T! Now. who’s ready for us to design a fabulous fete in mint??
Psst...We couldn’t resist throwing in this divine Marchesa clutch for inspiration. The fine details alone left us drooling. I mean, who wouldn’t want this clutch as their glamorous date!
SOURCING: Top shots- Ruffled, Revel-blog, Wedding Chicks, Pinterest & Fiore Fine Flowers
November 6th, 2013
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Oh, how we love this heartfelt holiday. As you can imagine, our daily shop is buzzing with the annual call for roses, tulips and various floral designs that all shout, ‘I love you!’ from bud to stem. Nothing says, ‘You’re Beyond Words’ like a captivating bouquet—sigh—it’s no wonder why we love our job as florists and designers. But just in case you’re not popping into our shop this week (Um…why not? We’re just dying to meet you), we wanted to cyber share some love with these lush and lovely bouquets handpicked just for you. So, Happy Valentine’s Day loyal reader! You deserve a room full of these designs and more!! Xoxo- Fiore
IMAGES PROVIDED BY: Theo Milo Photography, Eric Boneske Photography, Julie Livingston Photo, Millie Holloman Photography and KMI Photography.
August 20th, 2013
June 20th, 2013
Psst…we have a (not so secret) design tool we rely on when meeting with perspective brides and talking colors…The Perfect Palette blog. This popular blog is a fave in the shop because the easy to well styled inspiration boards, categorized by a mecca of color combos, are all perfectly designed to help brides and grooms easily envision their ‘perfect palette’. We love this blog! So, when we saw our watercolor inspired style shoot as a feature color combo last week, we nearly flipped.
Our floral inspiration came from our coastal love of watercolors and its delicate method of blending color. This was the perfect design element for showcasing sunset hued roses and hydrangea ‘bleeding’ into the next shade subtly. Our bride’s appreciation for art and all things modern was displayed in our furniture choice of lucite and lacquer. Tied together with feminine touches seen in the tablecloth, mirrored accent pieces and white vintage frames. Our lovely bride’s bouquet and headpiece was designed to exude her assurance and love of bold color. Bleeding hues of sherbet to bold pops of fuchsia were designed to complement her confidence. Bright, distinct texture galore. The main elements were to show our hostess’ eye for detail and appreciation for the unexpected. The flowers were all designed in sunset hues, blending subtly into the next sunset shade. The lucite stools, white lacquer furniture and that show stopping mirrored bar, all from Pomp, were selected to complement our overall design in a way of ‘reflecting’ its surroundings and to sleekly showcase the blossoms’ colors like art on display. And of course, the cocktails and watercolor guest gifts were also set in our signature party colors. But…One Belle Bakery’s cake was a centerpiece in itself! Taking the theme of watercolor, femininity and art and creating a mini masterpiece we dared not slice. They painted the cake?! Swoon.
From the setting on that breathtaking patio, to the great vendors on board, this shoot was everything we had hoped for and more. Oh my, how we love our job as floral designers!
VENDOR PARTICIPANTS AND ACCOLADES: All Photography By: KMI Photography, The Table Setting: Party Suppliers & Rentals, Lounge Furnishings and Lanterns: Pomp Event Furnishing, The Cake: One Belle Bakery
May 8th, 2013
Here’s the scoop, we’re busy designing away for our very own lead designer’s wedding today…how fun is that?! Just wait until we post all her designs. In the meantime, have a lovely day!
Calling all mamas...Mother’s day is this weekend and we love celebrating mom! So as a mom, I knew it was the perfect time to share some simple, stylish ideas that my fellow mothers would appreciate. See the bouquet above? It’s what I call ‘Pink Peonie Perfection’, this flower is stunning, strong and enchanting. So, it is no wonder why I feel it is a direct reflection of moms everywhere. Peonies are delicate but never frail, they compliment any fellow flower but can also stand stunning alone, and they are utterly endearing. Check out these ideas below and become inspired, there’s something for everyone…and remember, we’re always here to help. Enjoy!
1.) Simple & Sweet: Never negate how far a bit of color and pretty paper can take you, a simple bloom wrapped easily in a band of colorful, patterned paper makes for the most delightful presentation. 2.) Why, hello gorgeous. This astounding amount of tulips (just a few bushels), set in one color palette and a galvanized water bucket, makes anyone mom wish to stay home and host all day long!3.)Cheerfully Dressed: Let mom wake up to color and whimsy with a band of ribbons cascading down a door. This is a great project for the pint size crew! And a fabulous surprise for mom. 4.) Garden Chic: Texture and abundance is key here, we love this birch vase (we use them a lot) full of all the wonder of a garden. And green thumb mama would swoon over this. 5.) A Card As Big As Mom’s Heart: So simple and enadearing! Take any color poster board, string (or ribbon) and let the kiddos have at it. Homemade can still come out chic if the design has structure. 6.) Cones + Carnations = Charm: Yes, we said it…carnations. This flowers doesn’t get much love, but as designers we know that a bushel of this very textured flower is brilliant for adding a bit of easy charm to decorative accents. These easy-to-make paper cones are a perfect example of thinking outside the box. 7.) Lastly… Nothing is a better treat than a Tussie Mussie (petite bouquet) of brilliant blooms for mom. How special would it be for her to receive a mini version of this bouquet we made below?There’s still time to create something special for mom, hopefully these ideas will inspire you a bit. We’re busy on the design floor building, creating and constructing some mighty pretty arrangement all in the name of (Mom) love if you need some help!
Happiest Mother’s Day wishes to all the lovely moms everywhere.
Credit: Main: Fiore, 1.) via Decor8blog 2.) via Etsy 3.) via Pinterest 4.) via Poppytalk 5.) via Martha Stewart 6.) via Appetitespoiler.blogspot 7.) Fiore