Meredith and Rob

Meredith and Rob got married on what turned out to be a rainy day. I remember this wedding well because it was my birthday! I love this shot!
The flowers were all about the bold colours of chartreuse, purple, lilac and fuchsia. I used varying shade of dahlia and orchids. This is Rob's boutonniere.
The flowers are ready to be delivered!
Meredith and Rob were married at the Chief and Petty Officers Mess right on the ocean, as I was setting up this ship was just outside the window!
My son who was helping me set the wedding up swears he took this photo but I know better (hee!). I love this shot of the view through the windows of the venue.
All the photos labeled Bella Photography were taken by the professional photographer and we thank her for use of her images. The other photos were taken by myself. I left them unlabeled as to not confuse as the photographers business name closely resembles mine :)
Meredith and Rob had this cake topper made in their likeness. It really looked like them!
Cutting the cake. The cake was made by their friend who had never made a wedding cake before!! Amazing!
Here is a closeup detail I took of the cake flowers I placed on the cake.
Tied to the ends of the chairs bunches of colourful dahlia.
Each table at the reception was labeled with a song title. The bride had made blackberry jam as a wedding favour. Also, Rob is a dentist and Meredith is a dental hygienist so they provided their guests with toothbrushes!!
The night effect of the simple centerpieces I made with floating Dahlia, river rocks and floating candles.
The whole beautiful group.
Aaaah, love. Congratulations to Meredith and Rob, thank-you so much for letting me participate in your very special day!

Embracing the Art

Well, here I am in the 21st century and who knew I would have a blog? Who knew I would end up being a floral designer and having the honor of sharing in my clients most beautiful and precious moments from births to deaths and all that falls between? I am truly blessed.
Recently, a client emailed me the most wonderful compliment. She wrote, "Love of Beauty is Taste. The Creation of Beauty is Art."~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ and you most definitely are an artist Sarina!"
It's funny, I never considered myself an artist. I thought painters, sculptors, and musicians were artists. I was taken aback, ".... Thank-you.... but really, me an artist, no way!"
She assured me that, "Every time I order flowers from Bella Fiore my breath is taken away. I have to step back to admire the beauty, the play of color and texture. You always convey in flowers just what I am trying to say so perfectly. THIS IS ART ! So get over it.YOU ARE AN ARTIST!"
"Gosh, well, O.K. since you put it that way."
I've been thinking about those series of emails for a while ..... and have since decided to "EMBRACE THE ART" and this blog is all about me doing here goes!