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Jill & Will | Wrightsville Manor | Wilmington NC Wedding

July 14th, 2018

Traveling from Louisiana, this couple chose Wrightsville Manor to be the perfect destination wedding.  An intimate wedding party of 75 gathered to celebrate Will & Jill on a June Sunday afternoon before sunset.

Our favorite part of coordinating this wedding included the flow of the evening. As the guest arrived, they were greeted by the Bride & Groom for cocktail hour.  The guest were able to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drink delicious cocktails, and mingle before the ceremony began. After the ceremony, the guest continued to the reception for dinner and a night of dancing!

The florals were soft with white, ivory, and trailing greens. Details were the key to this design. The focal for the reception included a lush trailing mantle with pops of seasonal white blooms with a stunning sweetheart table. Scroll below for photos and vendor love!

Florist & Planner: Fiore Fine Flowers | Venue: Wrightsville Manor  |  Photographer:  Treebird Photo  

Rentals:  Party Suppliers  |  Catering: Pine Valley Market  |  DJ:  Active Entertainment

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Courtyards & Cobblestones 2017 | The Atrium | Wilmington NC Wedding

January 1st, 2018

  If you are able to experience the walk through wedding row, DO IT! We had the privilege of planning and designing The Atrium this year for the 2018 show in January. Side note for unfamiliar readers: Courtyards & Cobblestones is a wedding show in Wilmington, NC that allows brides, newly weds, families, or women on a mission for a bomb ladies night, to walk through seven different completely styled wedding venues. Not only are they “styled”, they are mini wedding receptions in itself!  From florals, appetizers, bar drinks, desserts,  signage, decor, lighting, rentals, to music… each venue HAS IT ALL! So what’s the catch? Get this… there is no catch! Better yet- each marvelous genius that contributed to create the space is there for you to chat with and connect! Yes, this is a visual wedding shopping spree. 

Our theme this year was celebrating Southern North Carolina Tables. Given that the majority of our clients are traveling to this beautiful city for the perfect destination, we chose to highlight reasons why the drive/flight is worth the hassle.  Lush greenery garland lined the ivory drapery as guest walked into The Atrium, followed by an all white floral chandelier hanging asymmetrically above the welcome table.  The guest continue to walk through the space as they are approached by completely set and designed guest tables. The florals of each table shared a variety of styles to complement both rectangle and round tables. The visual of tall verses short arrangements were available as each table seemed a little different. We worked hard to accommodate a visual for all approaches for everyone to find the perfect fit. As you continue to experience the designs you are enjoying delicious shrimp and grits, mini blueberry pies, and to wash it all down- the stunning bar setup serving NC coconut mules. Every North Carolinian’s dream.

Scroll through to experience the design for 2017, and see you next year!  Scroll to the bottom for vendor love!

Planner & Florist: Fiore Fine Flowers  |  Rentals: Party Suppliers & CE Rentals  |  Catering:  Pine Valley Market

Dress & Suit:  Coastal Knot  |  Fashion:  ADG Fashion Styling  |  Hair: Melissa Kinnamon  |  Makeup: Meraki Beauty

Cake & Baked Goodies: Creative Cake Design  |  Jewelry:  Reeds Jewelers  |  Signage:  Lyndsey’s Fine Paper

Venue:  The Atrium  |  Photographer: The Story Creative  |  Musician: Justin Lacy | Bar: Mister Bartender

Southern Weddings Magazine Launch Party ~ Carolina Inn ~ Chapel Hill NC

March 28th, 2016

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Back in November we had the privilege of designing flowers for Southern Weddings Magazine launch party.  It was a pleasure working with such wonderful and talented ladies.  They know how to throw a fabulous party! We would also like to thank the amazing Theo Milo for the stunning photos.

Courtyards & Cobblestones ~ City Club of Wilmington ~ Wilmington NC Florist

March 8th, 2016

As a leading florist in the Wilmington area, Fiore Fine Flowers is proud to have been a part of the Courtyards & Cobblestones premier wedding event this past January. We joined a team of talented wedding professionals this year at the City Club of Wilmington to show and tell about all of the latest floral designs and trends for the upcoming wedding season.

We were fortunate to meet with so many other talented minds that make up the wedding industry at this event. We also gained insight from many brides-to-be, to tap into some of the different visions brides have for the 2016 season. We all had an amazing time!

Have a look at some of the photography from the Courtyards & Cobblestones event and visit some of the fellow vendors who accompanied us at this event using the links below…

 

 

Contributing vendors:
City Club of Wilmington
KMI Photography
Light Cannon Films
Pomp
Coastal Cupcakes
Party Suppliers
Coastal Knot
Southern Bee Designs
Salon Fringe

 

 

The Sweet Scoop on Fiore’s Social Media

July 23rd, 2014

ca3b58906ea0cb5d042c73c156c48939It 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 

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Shabby Chic Wedding Design: Pink & White

June 25th, 2014

indigosilver-weddings-007-0365This spring wedding was all about lush, romantic flowers and rustic details. Garden roses, hydrangea, and sweet pea galore set the stage for gorgeous garden blooms packed perfectly in a pale palette. Hands down, this wedding design was true shabby chic style! With a soft palette of grey, white, and pink, the rustic accents of wooden containers and sea grass placemats were the perfect complement to this delightful wedding.What was our favorite design detail? The Provencal buffet table above adorned with the galvanized bucket full of baby’s breath, roses, hydrangea and greens…utterly divine. Enjoy!

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A Figure 8 Island Style Shoot: Vintage & Romantic

June 11th, 2014

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Working with a range of talented wedding professionals in Wilmington, North Carolina is one of the many lovely perks about being a floral designer; setting up a style shoot at the breathtaking Figure 8 Island Yacht club is just a pretty bonus! This vintage inspired—wildly romantic—intimate wedding shoot was as lovely as it was inspiring. Theo Milo Photography captured all the fine details of the day. Soft, pale shades of pink and yellow roses, tulips, and ranunculus were our main floral inspiration, all romantically set in heirloom china on vintage linens. This shoot was representative of how sweet and timeless can still be breathtaking and lovely.

Our Design Tip of the week: Make use of the unexpected while creating flowers. Look at that gold-rimmed china serving bowl, piled perfectly with fresh blooms…a centerpiece doesn’t always have to be in only a certain container or vase, sometimes the best design details come from using a little imagination. Enjoy.

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The Delight of Coral and White: A Downtown Wedding

May 14th, 2014

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DESIGNER’S TIP: A “Pop” of color goes a long way. Look carefully at the picture below, Laura gifted her bridesmaids with turquoise earrings. This is a great example, as is our incorporation of coral in the flowers, that a punch of color can still be subtle for a softer appeal. It’s in how you choose to use the color that will decipher its varying degree of soft  to bold. Enjoy. julielivingstonphotography-4369 copy julielivingstonphotography-4396 copy - Copy julielivingstonphotography-3839 copy julielivingstonphotography-4433 copy - Copyjulielivingstonphotography-3726 copy julielivingstonphotography-3721 copy julielivingstonphotography-3714 copy julielivingstonphotography-4093 copy julielivingstonphotography-3810 copyjulielivingstonphotography-3855 copyjulielivingstonphotography-3715 copyjulielivingstonphotography-3742 copyTALENTED VENDOR ACCOLADES: Photography: Julie Livingston Photography, Event Coordination: Social Butterfly, Venue: 128 South

Fall in love with all the shades of Purple.

September 4th, 2013

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DESIGNER’S TIP: Look towards interior design and you’ll find your wedding inspiration. We believe in “the vision” and looking at an overall color scheme in a room is a whole bunch of (fabulous) inspiration to transform into a palette, an inspiration and a look.

Knoll Wedding033 Modern Simplicity: Timeless can come in many forms. Keeping to a single bloom and/or placing it in an unexpected way, creates refined elegance. ed06fb89cb199154b5ab929494b3c13b pinterest.comBold Hues & Texture Galore: Look at those flowers above! You have all this gorgeousness mixed in deep shades that range from a true purple all the way to a cognac plum. Luxe, luscious, and utterly surprising. Cassell Blog002Gwyn and Mike-1 Wildly Romantic: Loose, lovely arrangements are the perfect look for incorporating an outdoorsy, wild flower look in subtle pops of purple softened by a mix of greens and pale shades of white. 321LMGILBANE campbell2012_222Classic elegance: Oh, how we love when blooms simply show themselves off. Tall groupings of tulips, draping over glass set the stage for understated elegance. As does a selective “pop” of purple nestled within the delicate texture of peonies. Simply, delightful. katespadeDrool Worthy Accessories: Ahem, please meet Kate Spade’s Beau bag…and it may not be a flower, but I could sure design a killer party around this lil’inspiration.

PHOTO CREDIT: 1.) & 2).: KMI photography, 3.) Pinterest, 4.) Social Butterfly Events, 5.) KMI, 6.) Eric Boneske,  7. & 8.) Millie Holloman Photography, 9.) Kate Spade

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