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Belle Fiori Employee Feature-Meet Amy!

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We have another of Belle Fiori’s finest to introduce you to this week-an excellent addition to our floral family this year. Meet Amy!

Name: Amy Reese

Nickname: Shop Cat

Tell us a little bit about your self: I am a recent graduate of UW Green Bay where I studied design arts and business. I grew up in the greater Milwaukee area and have loved this city for all of my life. Some of my favorite pastimes are hiking, road biking, all sorts of water sports, crafting, gardening, and watching Grey’s anatomy.

How long have you worked at Belle Fiori? I started in July of 2014, but I already love it here!

What is your position? I am a designer but I am also in charge of our outdoor butterfly garden space, where I planted around 60 different perrenials and bulbs this summer.

What sparked your interest in floral design? My interest in floral design stemmed from working in my Mother’s flower gardens at home. I learned about many different types of plants, how they grow, and how to maintain a beautiful garden. My study of design arts in college also influenced this passion.

When you were 10 years old, what did you want to be? At that age I wanted to be a zoo keeper and work with all sorts of animals, particularly penguins.

What is your favorite season? Fall is by far my favorite season! The cooler weather calls for comfy sweaters, warm boots and hot coffee which go along perfectly with hiking and carving pumpkins.

If you weren’t in the field of floral design, what would you be doing? I would most likely be working in a different aspect of the wedding industry or in the field of interior design. I love to work with different colors, textures and mediums.

What is your favorite part about living in Milwaukee? I have been going to the kite festivals on the lakefront for as long as I can remember, and I still enjoy going.  On a nice sunny day downtown a walk near the lake looking at the beautiful old houses is something I love as well.

What is your favorite floral trend? I am still finding out what styles are my favorite, but I am really liking arrangements with ferns that have a very loose and natural look to them with fall jewel tones mixed in.

If you could have 1 super power, what would it be? Time travel!

What would I find in your refrigerator at home? A whole lot of gluten free bread and ice cream!

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The Holidays are Here at Belle Fiori!

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Happy Holidays!

Can you believe how fast this year has gone? We’re sad to see 2014 come to an end, but we’re admittedly excited that we’re able to finally enjoy Belle Fiori’s holiday florals and displays in our new space. So many great colors, textures, and holiday gifts have made our space extra cozy-chic this season.

Check out some of our favorite displays and gifts, and be sure to stop in at our Milwaukee area shop to pick up anything you or your loved ones might desire this year.

We can’t wait to help you find the perfect gift!
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Classic holiday decorations and gifts are aplenty at Belle Fiori.

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Novelty items always make the holidays cuter and are usually favorites among the little ones!

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Retro holiday is one of my favorite styles-classy but nostalgic.

DSC00178 DSC00179 DSC00181 DSC00183 DSC00186 DSC00189Obviously one of our favorite holiday styles at Belle Fiori, rustic is a classy but natural way to express your seasonal style. Birch and other natural textures add interest to any tablescape or display, and we have plenty of rustic decor this season!

DSC00213 DSC00214 DSC00217Arguably the most elegant of our holiday styles, the winter wonderland theme is a brighter way to way to accent your home for the season.

 

Featured Milwaukee Wedding-Andrea & Andrew

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We’re going to give you a little bit of warmth on this chilly December day…

Late summer/early fall weddings are incredible. Mild temperatures, gorgeous blue skies, and beautiful landscapes make the “it’s a great day for a wedding” so very true.

Andrea and Andrew’s Milwaukee wedding had a lovely citrus palette. The loose, garden-like, bouquets incorporated oranges, peaches, and zesty yellows accented by lacey romantic grey foliage.

Some of September’s greatest flowers like ranunculus, lisianthus, and campanella garden roses created an elegant and bright last hurrah to the end of summer. They made gorgeous accents for the beautiful reception held at the Astor Hotel

It was a wonderful event, and our florists at Belle Fiori were happy to be a part of it. Congrats Andrea and Andrew!

Andrea and Andrew’s Southeastern Wisconsin wedding was photographed by Amy Karp Photography. You can learn more and see images by clicking here to visit her website.

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Join Us for Our Holiday Open House!

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Here at Belle Fiori, we love this time of year in Milwaukee! Flurries, crisp air, and soon-to-be snowy skies get us in the mood for the upcoming holidays. It’s that time again; time for our Holiday Open House!

We will be hosting our Holiday Open House on Friday and Saturday December 5th and 6th. Stop by our flower shop for discounts on ornaments, specials on seasonal blooming plants, holiday treats, and a design class for front door decorations.

Mark your calendars and join us for this fun event. We’re excited to show you what’s in store for the holiday season and new year!

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Check Out Belle Fiori on Film!

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We always love getting a glimpse of our couples’ weddings and events in photos and videos!

Belle Fiori recently did florals for Kaylyn and Kirk’s wedding reception at Milwaukee’s incredible Pritzlaff Building. Sweet Pea Cinema, the couples’ selected videographer, put together an excellent film and blog post which showcases how gorgeous their entire event was.

If you’d like to take a look, click here or click below to watch the video and let us know what you think! Congratulations to Kaylyn and Kirk on their wedding. We’re so honored to have been a part of your big day!

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Belle Fiori Employee Feature-Meet Aly!

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One of the best elements of being a part of the Belle Fiori family is the wonderful people we get to meet and work with on a daily basis. Our exceptional Milwaukee area clients keep our shop thriving, but I’d also like to give a shout out to Belle Fiori’s team of floral designers and associates.

We’ve been told that exceptional customer service and expert floral design are what set us apart from other Southeastern Wisconsin shops, and for that I must give thanks to our fabulous staff.

This week, we’ll be starting our Employee Feature segment of the blog! Check back for regular blog features where you’ll get to know a little more about the friendly faces of Belle Fiori!

And now…meet Aly!

Name: Alyson Taddeucci

Nickname: Aly

Tell us a little bit about your self: I am a part-time employee of Belle Fiori and spend the remainder of my time studying physical therapy at Marquette University. I am originally from a suburb of Chicago and consider Milwaukee to be my second home. I love concert hopping at the various venues around the city and enjoy spending time outdoors.  

How long have you worked at Belle Fiori? I have worked at Belle Fiori for the past 3 years give or take. 

What is your position? Floral designer

What sparked your interest in floral design? My dad’s childhood best friend inherited a family owned floral shop that was 5 minutes away from my home. When I was 15 I decided to start job hunting and knew that my older sister (who worked at the family-owned flower shop) was about to depart for college. I approached my dad’s friend about replacing my sister at the shop and he agreed to let me. The rest is history! 

When you were 10 years old, what did you want to be? I loved crafting, creativity, and artistic outlets when I was younger. I constantly changed my mind on my future profession and jumped around from wanting to be an artist, architect, and chef.

What is your favorite season? Why? I absolutely love fall. There’s something so indescribably great about the crisp air and changing leaves contrasted against bright blue skies that I can’t get enough of.

If you weren’t in the field of floral design, what would you be doing? Physical Therapy

What is your favorite part about living in Milwaukee? I love how adventurous the city allows me to be. There’s so many delicious restaurants and fun boutiques to explore along with great parks and hiking trails.  

What is your favorite floral trend? I really love the look of succulents in wedding bouquets along with the use of a variety of textures. I especially like scabiosa pods and dusty miller as well. 

If you could have 1 super power, what would it be? I would definitely want to have teleportation abilities. I become very attached to cities and places that I’ve gone to in the past and being able to visit them at the drop of a hat would be incredibly fun.

What would I find in your refrigerator at home? Almost always a gallon of milk. I go through about one a week just by myself.

Make sure to stop in at Belle Fiori and say hello to Aly!

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Want to Win a Custom Belle Fiori Centerpiece this Thanksgiving?

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Happy November!

We know you already have the meal planned-turkey, cranberries, the works-but have you thought about your Thanksgiving centerpiece yet? Belle Fiori wants to offer residents in the Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin area a special chance to fancy up your table this holiday season.

Simply click here and enter to win a custom designed floral centerpiece for Thanksgiving Day!

We can’t wait to gift one lucky family a surprise arrangement this holiday. Every year we give thanks for our outstanding clients. This year, we want to show how much we appreciate you!

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Enter now through November 24, 2014 for a chance to win.
The centerpiece will be delivered to your home on either
November 25th or November 26th between 9:00am and 5:00pm.

 

Join Us at the Wisconsin LGBT Wedding Expo!

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Marriage equality in Wisconsin is bringing more and more couples into the mix of Milwaukee wedding planning. Belle Fiori is thrilled to be a part of that. No matter what sort of celebration you’re planning, our florists are always excited to cater to the visions of our couples. 

And we’ve got another great bridal show to help with the planning!

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, along with many of Milwaukee’s finest wedding vendors have teamed up to make wedding planning a little easier. Join Belle Fiori on Thursday, November 13th from 4-8pm at the Radisson Milwaukee West for the LGBT Wedding Expo.

The Expo is free and open to the public-click here to register!

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Featured Milwaukee Wedding – Andie & Tom

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Andie and Tom’s Milwaukee wedding was extremely fun! It was modern, trendy, lush, carefree, and bold. From the ultra-modern architecture of the Milwaukee Art Museum to the funky chevron runners, no detail was overlooked. 

The bride wore a sleek, form-fitting strapless dress with a gorgeous rhinestone belt and a small birdcage veil. She carried a large, all white bouquet of white roses and phaleanopsis orchids, offset by grey brunia berries and lacey dusty miller. As an added texture and sentimental gesture, she added poppy pods as a memorial for her grandmother whose favorite flower was a poppy.

The bridesmaids wore a sleek navy blue dress in varying styles, accented by large bold bouquets of tropical protea, bright red zinnias and berries, orange spray roses and tulips, and grey dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus. The color combination was perfect.

Of course the reception was stunning. Long white tables, blue chevron runners, bright red napkins, and “ghost” chairs provided the perfect colorful decor for the simplicity of the museum. Small, lush red cube arrangements lined the runners on some tables, while others had a collection of assorted height arrangements grouped in a modern set. The party was a blast, and we aren’t thankful enough that Belle Fiori had the opportunity to be this couples’ selected florist.

To check out more incredible photos of the event from Olivia Leigh Photographie, click here!

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Come See Belle Fiori’s New Walk-In Cooler!

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One of a florist’s number one tips is that keeping fresh cut flowers cool makes them last longer. That’s why Belle Fiori is thrilled with the addition of our new walk-in cooler, one of the final additions to complete construction at our new Milwaukee area location.

Spacious and perfectly chilled, this cooler is the perfect fit for our lovely little shop and we can’t wait to house the florals for all of your upcoming weddings, anniversaries, and special events.

Stop by to check it out!

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