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Airlie Gardens Wedding ~ Wilmington NC

March 13th, 2016

Airlie Gardens was the perfect setting for this modern chic fall wedding. One of our favorite details was the head table inspired by Vincent an Gogh’s  Starry Night. Ayla’s bouquet was a combination of white  hydrangea,  garden roses and beautiful anemones.  Not even a rain storm could damper this beautiful Wilmington NC wedding.

July’s Wedding Color Inspiration: Navy Blue

July 2nd, 2014

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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!

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Whimsical & Regal: A Lovely Style Me Pretty Feature!

May 28th, 2014

0088_C&Cs_2014_Theo_Milo_PhotoHere at Fiore, there are many times we count our lucky (wedding) stars. This recent feature on the Style Me Pretty regional blog was one of those happy moments. We were thrilled to work with event planner extraordinaire, Social Butterfly Events, on this whimsical and regal style shoot she created for 2014’s Courtyard & Cobblestones bridal show. Regal shades of reds and purples reigned over every delightful detail! All our floral designs were envisioned with a touch of whimsy and romance. What detail left us swooning? Social Butterfly’s hand scripted ceremony backdrop, this lovely scroll left our jaws dropped to the floor! To enjoy more of this fabulous style shoot, and see all the Alice In Wonderland inspired details, please click here on Style Me Pretty. Enjoy!

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A Well Dressed Man: Color and Boutonnieres

April 2nd, 2014

Nothing is more attractive than a well-dressed man (nothing).  Throw in a boutonniere and we’re left swooning.  In a brides’ world, we thought it was time to shine some light on their handsome other half and show off some great options from rustic & rugged to dapper & distinct. Enjoy this Wedding Wednesday post all about the groom! Swoon. Swoon. Swoon.0820047_Katelyn_and_JeremyTheo_Milo_Photo - CopyElizabeth and Forrest Eric Boneske Photography-29fiore_C_3julielivingstonphotography-4093 copyBrick Landing wedding photos Ocean Isle NCGwyn and Mike-12hollomanfiore_A_3Riley_Wedding-88-1885503512-OPhoto Credit (Alphabetically): Bella Rose, Eric Bonseke, KMI Photography, Millie Holloman, and Theo Milo Photography

A Romantic Surprise Wedding: Peach & Mint

March 19th, 2014

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There is a reason the Juliet cabbage rose is so popular amongst our brides. This fragrant rose has the most exquisite petals, layered in delicate ruffles that exude beauty and romance. Our lovely September bride, Katelyn, tastefully chose this breathtaking rose as the main component to her timeless peach and white bouquet set among varieties of roses, peach hypercium, dusty miller, and rustic texture.  Katelyn and Jeremy’s wedding was a surprise…literally! This lovely couple pulled off what most couples do not dare to try, a surprise wedding for all that attended. With an eye for timeless style and a color palette of peach & mint, it was a pleasure to design our sly and lovely couple’s wedding flowers, from the rustic infused twine details to the antique pink hydrangea centerpieces, this was one celebration worth waiting for!

What was our favorite design detail? You can probably guess by the intro, the beautiful bride’s bouquet. Designed to complement Katelyn’s stunning lace wedding dress, this bouquet takes the cake for timeless romance. Enjoy.bouquet

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Regal Raspberry: Plums, Purples and Pantone’s Color Choice 2014

January 8th, 2014

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Did you hear the (color) news? Radiant Orchid is the official Pantone color of 2014…we couldn’t be more excited! There is something so enticing about the regal hues of purple and plum, combine that with a recent bride who called for this trending palette in her floral design and we were smitten! We’re pretty sure our lovely Bald Head Island bride, Christine, had no idea that her raspberry tones would be hailed the color choice of 2014, but it sure is fun to post her pictures the same week of the press release!

Christine’s bouquet was simply enchanting; blended shades of deep pink, fuschia and purple textured dahlias, roses and callas created a captivating blend of her wedding hues. Her keen eye for the celebration’s finer details, such as the linens and accent arrangements, fashioned a cohesive look to the festive day. What really took the cake? Our bride’s regal shades of raspberry set amongst Bald Head Island’s natural surroundings. Just look at that picture above with the sea grass’ soft wheat and purple/gray tones staging her bouquet- absolutely spectacular!

“A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.”-Pantone. We couldn’t agree more, enjoy!
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Crisp & Sleek: An Elegant White Wedding

December 11th, 2013

I_0651We’re a sucker for a man in a uniform; place him next to his glowing bride and bring on the tissues! Sarah and Dana’s fall 2012 wedding was one of timeless elegance and crisp, white details. The bride’s vision of a clean, sleek look was complementary to the couple themselves (literally, just look at them). Sarah’s round bouquet was bursting with a variety of roses and white ranunculus, as her bridesmaids carried white callas. The bride’s vision for ‘sleek’ was exemplified in the monochromatic white floral designs at her reception at the Country Club of Landfall. Understanding Sarah’s vision, and adding a touch of modern, we had a blast showcasing some of our most beloved flowers in glass vases to keep the room open and the look crisp. What was out favorite detail? Allowing each stunning, sophisticated flower to stand alone on display. This design detail allowed all the other design elements to ‘pop’ per say; just look at those chevron menu cards and those orchids…Simply Divine.

DESIGNER’S TIP: There’s nothing bland about white. Sarah’s wedding is a true example of creating a design to match the ‘feel’ of the party. We were able to keep the room airy and sleek by designing a monochromatic look and using varying glass vases for guests to see through. Her generous eye for detail (shown in the chargers, etc.) allowed her monochromatic vision to be a timeless showstopper. Essentially, we love a good design adjective.

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FALL in love: Green & Purple Seasonal Hues

November 13th, 2013

20131005_mcknight_0178Look at all this seasonal loveliness! We just can’t get enough of this fall bouquet from our lovely October bride, Catherine. Look at all that texture and subtlety in the altering shades of green. Catherine’s design vision of elegant, simple and harvesty left us giddy over the fact that this wedding would show why we love fall celebrations! Texture. Texture. Texture. Our elegant bride’s dress was the perfect contrast to our seasonal bouquet, it left this unexpected appeal of nature matched with sophistication (we loved it!) With the seasonal chic color choices of deep purples and a mix of greens, all of our favorite fall flowers came to the party, from purple kale (yes, we said kale), to hydrangea, to calla lilies, lavender stock and succulents. All these alluring fall flowers were designed to elegantly bring the outdoors in! The bridesmaids’ eggplant dresses were a great inspiration for autumn filled kale & hydrangea bouquets, as was the elegant satin tablecloths that were the perfect detail to juxtapose our harvest filled centerpieces. This wedding was simply sublime. Enjoy!

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Succulents and a Southern, Soft Palette

August 20th, 2013

Gwyn and Mike-15Sometimes the best part of designing wedding flowers is seeing all the wonderful moments of our couples’ big day captured on film. Gwyn & Mike’s wedding was just that type of moment, full of Southern charm and loads of personality. Gwyn’s sea-foam green/gray hued bridesmaids’ dresses allowed us to infuse the subtle pop of peachy pinks into a palette of creams and a mecca of textured greens. The fabulous element (and texture) of succulents was the perfect match for our bride’s romantic, natural aesthetic. Not to mention, the tiny detail of twine around the boutonnieres to compliment the burlap bouquet wrap. We love when we get to play. FYI- We can’t get enough of the bridal party shot above “just hanging” on a live oak tree…southern charm at it’s best.

DESIGNER’S TIP: Never shy away from the juxtaposition of two opposite textures or feels. There is a creative delight when you complete a look that infuses a visual surprise. Example: the succulents mixed with the large, peach cabbage rose.

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TALENTED VENDOR ACCOLADES: Eric Boneske Photography, Ceremony: Airlie Gardens, Reception: St. Thomas Preservation Hall

Wedding Color Story: Yellow & Gray

July 10th, 2013

0498IMG_0416_arianajuan_amanda - CopyWhen we received the images on today’s color story, we literally flipped! Nothing is more playful (and sophisticated) than a wedding showcasing the couple’s personalities and cohesively tying in a custom color scheme…it just makes a party pop! Ariana and Juan’s design concept was as distinct as was this lovely couple. -Unique and modern, with a hint of vintage.

With a modernly refreshing color story of Mustard Yellow & Gray, our design team had a blast creating eclectic, textured filled floral designs to complement the bride’s details.  Ariana and Juan get a round of applause for their whimsical paper details and smart mix of linens.  I think the most fun was creating the custom baseball boutonniere for the groom (and yes, we used a baseball). This wedding needed its day in the sun, I mean look at that cake! We’re lucky to be surrounded by local vendors as talented as our brides and grooms are stylish.

Designer’s Tip: Creating a cohesive color scheme allows you make your party a showstopper without having to go overboard in abundance. It’s a little known trick of the trade, cohesive color details tie everything perfectly together.  0394IMG_0442_arianajuan_amanda0489IMG_8811_arianajuan_brent - Copy0496IMG_0397_arianajuan_amanda - Copy0460IMG_9769_arianajuan_amanda0458IMG_9767_arianajuan_amanda0454IMG_8662_arianajuan_brent0471IMG_9784_arianajuan_amanda0384IMG_0386_arianajuan_amanda

TALENTED VENDOR ACCOLADES: Photography: Millie Holloman Photography, Event Planner: Social Butterfly, Cake: Nicki’s Cakes

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