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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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New Products from Eco Candle Company!

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A few weeks back, we introduced you to eco candle company®, one of Belle Fiori’s favorite Wisconsin based business partners.

The eco candle company® is an artisan candle and soap company located in Appleton, WI. They specialize in soy candles, handmade soap, natural bath & body products, and more. Providing high quality products with respect for the environment and a healthy lifestyle, all of their products are hand-crafted in small batches to ensure freshness and quality. They use the best ingredients available and choose to work with companies that are socially and environmentally responsible.

This week, we’re excited to inform you that we’ve recently began stocking some great new products from eco! Hand and Body Wash, Organic Body Lotion, and Room & Linen Spray are some of their awesome new products now in-stock at Belle Fiori…and the fragrances are to die for.  ‘Awaken’ ‘Soothe’ and  ‘Refresh’  are all exceptional new scents – we challenge you to leave with just one!

Gifts from eco candle company® are the perfect addition to any gift basket or arrangement. Make sure to stop in at our Milwaukee floral shop to check out these fun new selections!

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Belle Fiori Local Feature: A La Crate Vintage Rentals

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At Belle Fiori, we know that florals are just part of the grander vision when planning a wedding or event. That’s why we love being able to work with other local businesses throughout Milwaukee and the greater Wisconsin area. One of our favorite vendors? A La Crate Vintage Rentals.

A La Crate is a reclaimed and custom rental warehouse stocked with large collections and one-of-a-kind props to complete your wedding, event, design project and photo shoot needs with personality and style. Their goal is to alleviate the legwork of finding and reselling vintage items for one-time use. They work to promote a culture of do-it-yourself (D.I.Y.) creativity that appreciates the quality and value of the past, breaking the cycle of buy-use-waste. 

From furniture and backdrops to tableware and vessels (perfect for wedding centerpieces), A La Crate specializes in customizing your experience! Before the big move from Belle Fiori’s old location, we commissioned them to hand-paint display signage to hang next to our floral display cooler and we couldn’t be happier with the results! Not only are they beautifully executed, but they allow our customer a way to see what “Classic” flowers we have in stock at all times, and what “Curiosities” we have seasonally. We recommend them for all of your unique rental needs!

To learn more about A La Crate, click here to visit their website, or feel free to contact Sarah or Jeff (owners) 608-669-2541 with any questions!

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Fall is Here at Belle Fiori!

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Is it just us, or did fall hit overnight like a 40-degree front of chilly autumn awakening? Maybe it’s the weather, or maybe it’s the fact that the kids are back in school and Halloween candy has already hit the shelves, but no matter what it is…fall is upon us.

Here at Belle Fiori, we always welcome the changing of seasons in Southeastern Wisconsin. New, in-season florals and greenery are available for bouquets and arrangements and we also get the opportunity to switch up our in-store displays.

With this fall season being our first at Belle Fiori’s new shop, we’re especially excited to share our seasonal displays with the Milwaukee community. Fall leaves, festive pumpkins, and the rich earth tones of autumn landscapes provide us with endless inspiration as the temperatures drop.

We encourage you to stop in at our new location to check out our updated interior. Though fall hasn’t officially begun, we’re ready for it at Belle Fiori, and we’re ready and waiting to create your perfect fall arrangements and gifts. Weather you’re looking for an everyday bouquet, candles, cards, or other small gifts, any excuse is a good one to come visit us!

We hope to see you soon!

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