Friday, October 30, 2009

Favorite Websites :: Blog away!

I have a new habit, well perhaps it's been a developing habit over the past two years... the habit is being addicted to blogs! I love wedding design blogs. I read them on constantly, if I'm waiting in line I'll pull up a blog on my iPhone. (I don't think I'm the only person with this habit??)
So, thought for all your other addicted blog readers --- I'd post a whole lot of links to fun blogs to follow:

Denver Wedding Professional Blogs:
* Autumn Burke
* Calluna Events
* Cooley Photography
* Intricate Icings
* Jared Wilson Photography
* Jason G Photography
* Jenna Walker Photography
* Sapphire Celebrations
* Save The Date Events
* The Bridal Collection

Floral Design Wedding Blogs:
* Brassavolas Floral Couture
* Flower Design By Jane
* Michelle Rago, LTD
* The Full Bouquet
* The Secret Life of Flowers

National Design Blogs:
* 100 layer cake
* Blue Orchid
* Bridal Bubbly
* Brooklyn Bride
* Inspired By This
* junebug weddings
* Mindy Weiss
* Once Wed
* Perfect Bound
* Polka Dot Bride
* Project Wedding
* Rebecca Thuss
* Snippet & Ink
* Southern Weddings
* Sparkliatti by Sasha Souza
* Style Me Pretty
* The Bride's Cafe
* The Bride's Guide by Darcy Miller
* The Knot: Wedding Style File
* The Unbride
* Vintage Glam Weddings
* Wedding Wire
* Weddingbee
* Weddings Unveiled
* With this ring...

Now I know I've missed a lot of blogs! Please feel free to post comments with links to websites that you like to follow! Share what inspires you!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Flower Inspiration :: Luscious Lemons

Lemons and cheery yellow flowers were the theme for Chris & Stacie's wedding at The Inn at Cherry Creek.
Here's our altar pieces, acacia, callas, hydrangea, garden roses, hypericum berries, Asiatic lilies:

The centerpieces had the vases lined with sliced lemons and arrangements full of hydrangea, calla lilies, Asiatic lilies, acacia and garden roses:

Cake by Kelley Kakes , I love her designs - fun and fresh which is the theme Stacie had throughout her wedding:

Vendors from Chris & Stacie's wedding:
Photographer : Paige Eden (all above photos are by Paige)
Venue: Inn at Cherry Creek
Wedding Coordinator: Colorado Wedding Co.
Wedding Cake: Kelley Kakes

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What's New :: Tables

Bella Rents is now offering tables - banquet tables, round tables, cabaret tables, bar top tables ... yes, lots & lots of tables! For pricing be sure to check directly on Bella Rents website.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Book :: Paula Pryke, Wedding Flowers

The "MUST HAVE" for all floral designers, wedding designers & planners, brides... My favorite book from Paula Pryke -- all about weddings. I love the lush designs, so fabulous!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What's New :: Chairs

Chairs! Slightly necessary for any event, correct? Now available from Bella Rents:
Chiavari Chairs

The very popular white plastic folding chair, very well priced option for your event.

White Resin Chairs, these have a nice padding & look great for ceremonies. Also, great chair if you are hosting a party at your house.

For more information about renting chairs from Bella Rents please check the website or call 303-984-4373.

Friday, October 16, 2009

In The Cooler In Colorado - In The Cooler in Virginia

I love Twitter, it has been a fun tool that I came across this summer. Through twitter I have met other wedding professionals from coast to coast in the US and Canada, plus, UK & Australia. It's fun, everyone shares and the photos posted are so inspiring. (for those of you wondering, my Twitter name is Bellafiorievent

One of the super cool people I have "met" is Holly Chapple in Virginia. She is an amazing woman with a beautiful floral business and a beautiful, large family. I don't know how she does everything that she does. She also inspired me to buy my first Mac computer - and I'm typing my first blog on it right now. :)
Every week Holly posts on her blog an update of : In The Cooler. I'm joining in on her project this week and showing all of you what's in our cooler:
This weekend we are working on one wedding, the ceremony will take place on the stairs of the state capitol with the reception at the DAM (Denver Art Museum). Very clean palette of red and white flowers. Ashley will carry a bouquet of red roses:

Ashley's bridesmaids will carry bouquets of white roses with collars of aspidistra leaves:

For the reception we have three centerpieces looks, each table will have a cluster of three vases. Some will have floating candles, some will have white roses flush in the vases, clusters of hydrangea or floating cymbidium orchids. White rose petals will be placed around the base of the vases.

Be sure to check out what's in Holly's cooler!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The opening of Element Hotel by Westin

I had the pleasure today of working with Cindy from The Food Guy and event planner Gina Chapin on the opening party of the new Element Hotel by Westin in Lone Tree, Colorado. Right away Gina and I fell into harmony with our planning of the flowers. Inside the hotel we designed arrangements of mostly yellow roses with accents of white dahlias, green hanging amaranthus, green hypericum berries with horsetail lining the inside of the vases. The larger arrangements were lined with flax leaves.

For the big splash (pun intended) I designed three floating flower arrangements for their indoor pool. I have to say, they are pretty cool looking arrangements!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What's New :: Lighting

What transforms a space quicker than lighting? I'd say not much... Lighting can add color, depth, interest, mood, warmth and ambiance to any room. In conjunction with Bella Rents we are now offering various options for lighting. This includes uplighting with Par Cans; both LED and standard flood lights, white twinkle lights, lanterns, hanging glass votives and chandeliers. For more information please call Bella Fiori at 303-233-5566 or Bella Rents at 303-984-4373

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Book :: Paula Pryke, Mastering the Art of Floral Design

I love Paula Pryke's work and her books. Yes, I own all of them! Here is a great title, Mastering the Art of Floral Design, I highly recommend adding this to your floral design library:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What's New :: Lounge Furniture

Bella Fiori now has lounge furniture available for rent for your next event. The pillows are shown here in red, however, we offer any color you'll need - you name it!

For more information on rentals please visit :: Bella Rents

Monday, October 5, 2009

Flower Inspiration :: Red Pomander Centerpiece

How adorable is this centerpiece??

The wedding reception took place at Pinnacle Room at Hyatt, downtown Denver. The centerpieces were a pomander of red carnations placed on top of a vase which was lined with flax leaves. I love how Danielle selected black and white damask linens for the table runner - what a great combination!
For those of you wondering .. Danielle carried an all red bouquet and her bridesmaids carried solid white bouquets of hydrangea and gerber daisies.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Vendor Profile :: an update

One of the most popular postings on my blog is the weekly vendor profile. Unfortunately, it's been 3 months since I last did a vendor profile! Not on purpose, we just got so busy with weddings and the blog took a back seat. Starting next Friday I will start posting the weekly vendor profile again. And, goodness, do I have some great vendors to blog (talk up!!) about after this fabulous wedding season...

Who will be the next vendor I profile?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Flower Inspiration :: Fall hand-tied bouquet

Recently a groom that we worked with this past June called and ordered a European hand-tied bouquet to take home and surprise his wife. I had fun pulling together this lovely bouquet, the textures & colors - oh my, so rich!
(And, yes, we do fill individual orders for pick-up from our studio and for delivery.)


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