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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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Featured Milwaukee Wedding: Ellen & Ruben

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Ellen and Ruben’s Milwaukee wedding was one of our favorites. Showcasing our romantic and elegant Belle Fiori style, this collection of floral arrangements were the perfect design for this classic couple. The black and white versions of the photographs on Heather’s blog are so timeless that they look like they could have been taken in any era. With Ruben’s groomed Ivy League haircut and Ellen’s fur shawl, it was no surprise that he was fitted with a simple single white rose boutonniere and she held a lush tailored, romantic rose bouquet in classic creams, pastel pinks, and whites. Her bouquet also featured fragrant stock and a tight crown of seeded Eucalyptus-an excellent textural addition.

The bridesmaid’s bouquets were fashioned in a similar style, but incorporated moody fall tones of purple carnations and lisianthus, lime green hydrangea, cream spray roses, and pops of red hypericum berries. The reception was in the lovely traditional style dining room of the Bluemound Country Club, brightened by a wall of windows filtering in the sunlight. It was a stunning and sophisticated venue to say the least. The large, lush silver candelabra and lantern centerpieces fit in perfectly and surprised with unique elements like fall purple kale.

While our florists at Belle Fiori love all styles and themes of weddings, we can’t help but have a sweet spot for classic elegance. Congratulations Ellen and Ruben!

For more photos of this event (including the black and white images), check Heather Cook Elliott’s blog segment featuring this wedding here.

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Belle Fiori Feature: The Morning Blend with David Caruso

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We love, love, LOVE teaming up with Dynamic Events by David Caruso for weddings and events throughout the Milwaukee area. David is the best-of-the-best when it comes to planning, and our florists at Belle Fiori always love collaborating with him to make our wedding couples’ visions come to life.

Recently, David was featured on TMJ4′s The Morning Blend to talk about celebrity inspired wedding trends for the 2014-2015 season. From cakes to invitations, we love everything he presented and were honored to be the segments’ featured florist. As a small business largely supported by Southeastern Wisconsin’s wedding industry, it’s always an honor to be recommended by Milwaukee’s finest.

Check out the segment below, and click here to learn more about David Caruso and Dynamic Events!

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Belle Fiori Local Feature: Windswept Acres

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At Belle Fiori’s Milwaukee area shop, we go through a severe depression when the growing season at Windswept Acres is over! 

Every May – October they supply us with so many unique, seasonal, local flower varieties that we can hardly restrain from jumping up and down when the truck arrives. (It’s literally like flower Christmas every Thursday!) Dahlias, Ranunculus, Scabiosa, Zinnias, Dusty Miller, Scented Geranium, Celosia, fall grasses, and berries are just a few of our many favorites. These florals are what make your wedding arrangements and everyday bouquets fabulous, and we truly value our relationship with Windswept Acres.

Reed and Mary Lee Johnson are not only the cutest couple, but they are wonderful vendors to work with and truly find passion in what they do. Windswept Acres, located in Cecil, WI, provides the freshest cut flowers to fine flower shops throughout Wisconsin and beyond. Their focus on customer service and farming sustainably makes them the perfect choice for anyone looking for exceptional blooms.

To learn more about Windswept Acres, click here to visit their Facebook page!

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New Greeting Cards at Belle Fiori

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When Belle Fiori moved to its new location earlier this year, we were excited not only to expand our space to accommodate more florals, but also to have more space to feature other beautiful gifts and specialty products from artists and companies we love.

Belle Fiori is excited to announce that we will soon be carrying an entirely new line of greeting cards from Pictura USA!  

With over 2,000 cards spanning a huge range of occasions, Pictura USA is one of the fastest growing specialty stationery carriers in the country. Their products are beautiful and we’re thrilled to offer these gorgeous accompaniments to our floral gifts. Belle Fiori is especially excited about the “Jane Collection,” which features gorgeous watercolor artwork with brilliant color and brush strokes.

Keep an eye out for these new greeting cards which will be available at our Milwaukee floral shop in mid-August. Pick one up with your next order and add a little something extra to your arrangement!

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