Christy and Scott with Callas, Cars, and Cupcakes!

Meet Christy and Scott a beautiful couple in love and about to get married.
Every little princess needs bling. Aren't those dresses lovely!!
When the bride puts on her shoes you know the time is drawing near...oooh the shoes!
Here comes the bride!
Even grown up princesses need bling!
Ta da! Such a beautiful couple.
Yay! Married!!
One must never forget to smooch up the little princess :)

The absolutely gorgeous Christy.
Close up detail of the bouquet. White calla lilies, orchids, stephanotis, peacock feathers and bling. Click on any image to enlarge the picture.
Close up of the groom's boutonniere. The boys had mini white callas with feathers.
All of the lovely ladies. The girls carried white calla lilies with cream roses and peacock feathers.
All the handsome boys!
You can just tell when someone is trouble can't you? ;P
Christy's friend made these beautiful cupcakes with damask black and white paper accents. The cake and dressing was also DIY.
The complete wedding party in all their glory!
This is my most favourite image of Christy and Scott. So, so beautiful and you can just feel the love. Thank-you so much Christy and Scott for letting me be a small part of your beautiful wedding day. I wish you so much joy, love and happiness! xo
All these images are courtesy of Brad from Fetching Image Photography unless otherwise stated. Thank-you so much Brad for sharing your work with us.

Kristin and Aaron Get Married!

Delivering all the flower pieces to the Brentwood Bay and Resort.
Kristin's bridal bouquet was so lovely with roses, hyacinth, dendrobium orchid florets, muscari and stephanotis with pearl and berry accents. I truly loved making this bouquet. It smelled divine.
Aaron's boutonniere to match his lovely bride's bouquet.
Kristin had ordered dresses for her bridesmaids online. They did not arrive in time for the wedding and she found these ones instead. I think they went beautifully with the bridesmaids bouquets I made.
The lovely wedding party!
Kristin and Aaron's wedding was an intimate affair of close family and friends. I arranged all the floral pieces with Kristin via email as they were coming from Edmonton for the wedding. We decided on these simple but elegant centerpieces of submerged dendrobium orchids with floating candles to help her stay within her floral budget. They were placed at intervals down the length of the banquet tables.
Sometimes, I just make the most beautiful bouquet for the bride to simply toss away ;) Her teen-age little sister caught the bouquet and when she did her father told her to toss it back!!
Kristin and Aaron got married!! I thank them both for letting me be a small part of their special day and wish them a lifetime of love and happiness. All these lovely photos are courtesy of Lara Eichhorn Photography.

Business to Business LOVE

A little business to business LOVE to celebrate Valentine's Day in Victoria, B.C. Win one custom floral arrangement delivered to your business for three months!! Valued at over $300.00 What do you have to do to enter:
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  • You must have a legitimate business with either a shop,studio or reception area to qualify.
  • Your business must reside in Victoria, B.C.
  • This offer is not redeemable for cash value nor negotiable.
  • The floral arrangements are designed according to Bella Fiore Custom Floral Design's aesthetic. We will take into consideration your business aesthetic as well. They will be beautiful :)
  • One arrangement will be delivered to your place of business once a month for three months. Starting in February 2011 ending in April 2011.
  • This contest will close Friday February 18, 2011 at midnight.
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It is a known that fresh flowers in the work place lift staff morale and boost productivity. Please share this post with businesses you know in Victoria, B.C.
Happy Valentine's Day! Good Luck!

Maria and Daniel: Boundless Beauty

Maria originally contacted me via email from Washington. She explained that she was having a destination wedding in Victoria and would I be able to help her organize her wedding flowers? The first thing I need to determine is the bride's style regardless of where they are coming from, once I have determined this, all things are possible. Maria told me she liked roses and hydrangea,her colours were blue and white, she liked pearls and butterflies....a "garden romantic" I thought to myself!
Here is a close up of the custom bouquet I made for Maria. I wired stephanotis with pearl inserts and white butterflies into the bouquet and made a trailing aspect with hanging amaranthus and pearl strands. So romantic. So perfect for Maria.
Maria and her family came to meet me at the studio one month before her wedding to finalize details and meet. It is always so wonderful to meet a bride before her wedding; it doesn't always happen with destination brides. When I met Maria and her family for the first time, it was such a pleasure! They originally are from Siberia and I loved her Mother and Father's accents. Her mother was so beautiful and gracious and her father was the strong silent type; the type of father who only wanted the best for his daughter.
Maria is soooo beautiful! I love her dark hair and blue eyes. Her eyes are the most unusual shade of blue. I just love them.
This is her groom Daniel's boutonniere. Pearls and a rose. Masculine,yet romantic.
Handsome Daniel waiting for his bride to be.
The vows. The white fabric hydrangeas in Maria's hair are from her mother's wedding dress.
Setting up the reception at The English Inn. White roses and blue hydrangea with butterflies. Maria wanted to add blue water to the centerpieces. What the bride wants she gets!! The table was further dressed with floating candles and crystals.
The bride and her sister. Just beauties! I want to hire them both for a photo shoot!!
A gorgeous shot. All the professional photos were take by Leslie Holden Photography.
Swept off her feet! Love it! I am such a sucker for romance!
Off, into the sunset....Thank-you so much Maria and Daniel for choosing Bella Fiore to be a part of your wedding day. What a pleasure! Wishing you all the joy and happiness your hearts can hold!

Fall, Floral, Fabulous!

I love fall weddings for the beautiful rich colours and textures I am able to bring into the pieces I create. In this bouquet I wanted to create a visually pleasing textural masterpiece :) I included rich chocolate brown feathers and topaz crystals. I think it is an absolutely stunning bouquet and perfect for the vineyard wedding it was created for!
For the wristlets, I wanted to create something a little more young, modern and edgy...a bolder statement.I again incorporated feathers and bronzed skeletal leaves. The girls "heart" these wristlets :)

Again, texture, texture for the boys boutonnieres.The groom is an avid fly fisherman so I incorporated tiny brown feather fishing flys into all the boys pieces. You can just see it at the bottom of this image. I did not stick myself once with those hooks.....this is a good thing!
Thank-you to Ruby Joon Studios for allowing me to use some of their images of the day and the bride and groom for giving me permission to use some of the floral shots.
Fall weddings are fabulous!