Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Crash course in Floral Design for the Professional Wedding Planner

Are you a professional wedding planner and would like to know what to do when a floral emergency happens at a wedding?? The florist has left the premises and suddenly a boutonniere breaks, someone forgot to order a corsage for Aunt Mae, the bride doesn’t want to toss her own bouquet, etc. etc.!! What do you do??

Alicia Schwede, owner of Bella Fiori and Chuck Graham, lead designer of Brown Palace Flower Shop are offering a two hour hands-on design class at Bella Fiori Studio located at:
7711 West 6th Avenue, Lakewood, 80214

Choose either:
January 11, 10-12 am - http://bellafiori.eventbrite
January 18, 6-8 pm

In this class you will be instructed on how to:
- wire & tape boutonnieres
- wire & tape corsages
- how to create a toss bouquet
- how to design a small centerpiece
- proper way to pin-on a boutonniere

We'll also discuss economical, mid-prices & expensive flowers & how to estimate a floral budget for your clients.

Register by December 31, 2011 for $50 per student per class.
Register after December 31, 2011 for $65 per student per class.

All supplies & flowers will be provided.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Ordering Bella Bouquets for a holiday gift

Looking for the perfect gift for a flower lover, wedding planner, bride, etc? Bella Bouquets makes a great gift!

Bella Bouquets can be ordered directly from us online at: for $24.95 + shipping. Order now for a signed copy & we'll ship immediately or arrange to pick up your copy at our shop in Lakewood.

Bella Bouquets can also be ordered from Amazon! Click here

If you have a wholesale license and shop at Floral Supply Syndicate (locations throughout the USA or online) you can order Bella Bouquets from them for $23.00 - check it out on their website: Floral Supply Syndicate

For floral designers located in Denver, a copy of Bella Bouquets can be purchased at Stevens & Son Wholesale. Just inquire at the front desk or with your salesperson.

Bella Bouquets is also available at Boettcher Mansion Gift Shop, inquire with Laurie.

Flower Wholesaler: DWF, is also selling Bella Bouquets, for locations click here.

If you are in San Francisco you can pick up a copy at Blu Bungalow on Union Street: Blu Bungalow

Lots of options! Bottom Line - order your copy now for prompt delivery for the holidays!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Purple and Blue Bouquets

Jeannene carried one of my favorite bouquets of the year - all purples anemones, hydrangeas, sweetpeas with blue muscari, delphinium, bachelor buttons and accents of dusty miller leaves.
For contrast Jeannene carried bouquets with predominately white hydrangeas with accents of muscari and sweetpeas with dusty miller leaves:
Photos by Encore Photography Thank you, Jeannene, for sharing these photos, you were so much fun to work with!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wedding Inspiration :: Arrowhead Golf Course

Thank you to Jared Wilson Photography for these gorgeous photos of Fran & Nick's wedding which took place at Arrowhead Golf Course:

Fran's beautiful wedding dress:

Fran & Nick before ceremony, Fran carried a bouquet of white roses with white feathers:
Ceremony arch at Arrowhead Golf Course, aisle full of petals:
Arrangements placed at the back of the aisle on aspen tree trunks:
The reception space, a mix of tall and low centerpieces, white lanterns and hanging flower pomanders:
The tall centerpiece designed on an aspen branch, surrounded by floating candles placed in cylinders with wrapped bear grass:
Hanging pomanders of flowers were placed throughout the tent:
Low centerpieces were designed in aspen branches, lush arrangements of pink garden roses, Ecuadorian roses, dahlias, hypericum berries, hanging amaranthus and lisianthus:
Gorgeous cake by Gateaux:
After ceremony the bridesmaids bouquets of green hydrangea, roses and cymbidium orchids were placed around the cake:
In addition to the flowers we also provided the white lanterns and the purple uplights around the perimeter of the room - amazing ambiance to the space:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pink & White Flowers for a Green Gables Country Club Wedding

One of the weddings I designed at Green Gables Country Club this past summer. I love a long king table filled with an assortment of tall centerpieces with flowing dendrobrium orchids combined with lower lush centerpieces. Floating candles surrounded by petals and votive candles will add to the ambiance during the dinner portion of the reception.
The flowers I used were a variety of blush pink and white dendrobrium orchids, hydrangea, roses, carnations, stock, spray roses and lisianthus.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wedding Inspiration :: Fall Flowers

Love the return of fall season, one of the best parts?? Fall flowers! The gorgeous leaves & dahlias galore! Jenna selected a variety of fall colored flowers - circus roses (one of my favorites), ranunculus, hypericum berries, spider gerber daisies and lots of dahlias:
Thank you, Michele, for these photographs!! IN Photography 970.333.0594

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wedding Inspiration :: Westin Beaver Creek

Lisa and Dave's wedding at Westin Beaver Creek rocked! Seriously, as Lisa entered the ceremony site to take a few pre-ceremony flowers she spotted me decorating her arch & she yelled - Alicia Really Holy Sh*t - this is all amazing! I still chuckle just thinking about her reaction.
First, the bridal bouquet, oh the bridal bouquet how I loved it. Peonies, succulents, fern fronds, sahara roses, stock, lisianthus & dusty miller:
Bridesmaids' bouquets, again major loved these - carmel antike garden roses, juliet garden roses, pale yellow stock, pink peonies, dusty miller & cafe au lait dahlias?!
Hello ceremony spot by the river in Beaver Creek, stunning!
The reception:
In addition to all the floral designs we also provided the pipe & drape and the uplights:
Wedding planner: Julie Gambrell of Classic Creations
Photographer: Jason & Gina Photographers thank you for providing all these lovely photographs!!


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