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A Special Holiday Message…

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When we at Belle Fiori think of all the benefits of being in our business, we quickly think of our relationships with great customers, amazing community and local artisans. Thank you for giving us the chance to do what we enjoy everyday.

bf_christmasFrom all of us, we wish you a very, merry Christmas!

Our Favorite LOCAL Stocking Stuffer Picks

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The stockings are hung in time for St. Nick’s, and we’re sharing our favorite – LOCAL – stocking stuffer picks!

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We love to showcase some of our favorite community artists and artisans any chance we get! Here are three perfect picks for your stocking:

1) James Steeno art – A native of Wisconsin, James Steeno is an independent artist/illustrator in Milwaukee.

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2) eco candles – the eco candle company® is an artisan candle and soap company located in Appleton, Wisconsin. They specialize in soy candles, handmade soap, natural bath & body products and more!

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3) Directive – Directive has grown into a leather and hand painted canvas accessories line using high quality Milwaukee, WI tanned hides as much as possible and water based permanent fabric inks to paint unique designs rooted in the handmade tradition. Directive is a one-woman operation, every piece is cut, painted, and sewn by Jess Goehner.

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Celebrity Inspiration: Emma Watson

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After watching the highly anticipated Beauty and the Beast trailer this past week, we were blown away by the bright yellow gown! Since we love any excuse to bring in a bright pop of color, we had to feature the ever-classy, Emma Watson.

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Using dramatic yellow Roses, we recreated our version of Belle’s iconic ballgown.

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The gorgeous white Peonies and Ranunculus play off of the flouncy white ruffles in Emma’s pantsuit.

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Of course, we couldn’t feature Emma Watson without the mention of Harry Potter. Inspired by Hermione, we added some funky flowers – Craspedia, Alstroemeria and Protea- to potion bottles.

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Which celebrity should we feature next? Comment below!

October Top

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We feel like we were just recapping this summer’s top 5 and somehow we’re already bringing in the holiday season! While we’re excited to welcome November and all that it brings, we can’t help but look back at some our October favorites!

Our October arrangements were inspired by fall foliage and autumn colors – as you can see in our top 5 below!

bf_oct-top5_1pictured: Dahlias,  Seeded Eucalyptus, Astrantia, Mums and Spray Roses

 

bf_oct-top5_2pictured: Dahlias, Cymbidium Orchids, Stock and Luecadendron

 

bf_oct-top5_3pictured: assorted locally grown goodies

 

bf_oct-top5_4pictured: Roses, Snapdragons, Solidago Asters, and Australian Pine

 

bf_oct-top5_5pictured: Sunflowers, Mums, Hypericum berries, Magnolia leaves and River Oats

 

Which was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

And of course, we’re happy to recreate these or any other custom arrangements for your next event or to bring freshness to your home or office.

DIY: Harvest Arrangement

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Put a fun twist on your fall arrangement by swapping a traditional vase or dish for a fresh pumpkin! We’ll show you how to create this beauty in just a few simple steps.


belle-fiori_blog-post_harvest-arrangement_1STEP 1: Gather your fresh flower stems from Belle Fiori and a small pumpkin.

*For this arrangement we used:
1. Fresh Pumpkin
2. Sunflowers
3. Snapdragons
4. Grevillea foliage
5. River oats
6. Berries
7. Mums


STEP 2: Carve out the center of your pumpkin so that it can fit a small container to hold water for the arrangement. 


STEP 3: Create an arrangement by starting with the foliage (grevillea) and large blooms (sunflowers & snapdragons) first.  Fill in spaces between the large flowers with smaller flowers (mums) and unique elements (berries). As a finishing touch include seasonal grasses for fall flare.


STEP 4: Place the arrangement in a cool location out of direct sunlight for you and your guests to enjoy!

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Celebrity Inspiration: Jackie O.

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Introducing our latest blog series, Celebrity Inspiration! Each month we’ll feature one of our favorite celebrities and arrangements that they inspired.

Who better to start the series with than Jackie O?! After seeing the movie trailer for Jackie, we were so inspired! The gorgeous, elegance and traditional style was easy to convey through a simple, classic color palate and opulent arrangement.

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What celebrity should we feature next? Let us know in the comments!

Trending: Cascade Bouquet

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One of the most popular requests we’re getting this season are cascade bouquets.

The bouquets create a floral waterfall feature that adds movement, texture, drama and uniqueness to your event!

Below are just a few of the most recent cascade bouquets and centerpieces that we have created. Take a look and be inspired for your next event!

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Seasonal Picks: Sunflower

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Sunflowers are one of our favorite summer flowers! With their bright and cheerful color and dramatic stature, they make the perfect addition to any arrangement or bouquet.

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These brightly colored arrangements were so much fun to design. While sunflowers might usually be used to create a rustic, country-feel event, you can also pair them with other greens and colors to create a more dramatic, formal look!

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Top 5: July Floral Arrangements

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July was a busy month for us! In the heart of wedding season, our designers are loving the bright floral bouquets and centerpiece arrangements. Below are just a few of our favorites from this month!

Our succulent obsession continues…
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Love this tropical arrangement!Belle-Fiori_July-top-5_Tropical

 

We had to try a cascading arrangement with this fun color scheme.Belle-Fiori_July-top-5_Pallete

 

Fresh from the farm all locally grown!Belle-Fiori_July-top-5_farm

 

You can never go wrong with a blue/green palette!Belle-Fiori_July-top-5_blue-and-green

 

Which is your favorite? Weigh-in on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!

Belle Fiori Driver Spotlight: Tyler

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Belle Fiori has another fantastic Milwaukee floral delivery driver for you!

Tyler Triveline is Belle Fiori’s “flower ninja”….fast and silent! Luckily, we were able to get him to stand still long enough to snap a quick photo before he dashed off for his afternoon route.

Tyler has been delivering flowers for us since August 2015 and is a full time student at UW-Milwaukee, majoring in Business and Supply Chain and Operations Management.

Here is the exclusive Belle Fiori interview:

What is your favorite part of delivering flowers?

Driving around the city.

Favorite place to deliver flowers to?

Baker Tilly

Least favorite place to deliver to?

Milwaukee County Jail

Road music?

Sports radio

Favorite flower?

Sunflower

Make sure to give Tyler a wave if your see him delivering around Southeastern Wisconsin! And thanks to Tyler for being a part of the Belle Fiori team!

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