I Love Fall Weddings

Time to get you thinking about Fall weddings. I love Autumn weddings. I love how it is still sunny but the air has a crisp,cool feel to it.I love how my apple trees bare so much fruit I have to knock on all my neighbor's doors begging them to take some. We eat a lot of apple crisp in the fall and my daughter makes apple sauce in old spaghetti sauce jars with handmade labels. The trees are dressed in their coats of many colors and every flower shop has bunches and bunches of dahlia. I always search for the largest showiest bloom to display. My birthday falls in Autumn and I always manage to draw out the celebrations for at least two weeks; all though, I always try to push it for a month. No one buys into it though. Sigh.Maybe this year!
I love the colors available to us in Autumn. The oranges, golds and burgundies. Just yummy.
Kim Kalyn Photography took the professional shots and yours truly took the floral detail shots.
For this wedding that took place last fall I made altar pieces in giant pumpkins. They were so heavy! There is nothing I love more than pumpkin patches! That's not entirely true. I love my kids, lavender fields,wildflower meadows, weddings, babies of all kinds, dancing barefoot, good music and certain kinds of cheesecake! But I do love pumpkin patches a lot! This is not a personal ad because I have not mentioned long walks on the beach!!!
Another thing I love about Autumn is the color hydrangea turns and all the different grasses and cat tails that become available to floral designers.
I love those almost black dahlia and black baccarra roses. So rich and deep.
Here's a box of all those apples I was talking about. Look at the fabulous physallis (Chinese lanterns) in this bouquet....another item I love that comes available in fall. If you are planning a fall wedding, book a complimentary consultation with us soon. We still have a few dates available for September and October but they are going, going, gone! If you book with us you'll probably get a wedding present of some gift wrapped apples! Please. Please take them.I'll even give you my top secret apple crisp recipe to impress your groom with! I love Fall weddings!

A Step Outside the Box

Designed for the bride instead of a traditional bouquet. I just love it!

The Mother's of the Bride and Groom wore matching wristlets.

The flower girl carried this basket and wore white angel wings...you can see a bit of the feathers I added under the hydrangea.

Here is one of the centerpieces. Every table had a different centerpiece all variations of the same theme.
I love it when a bride just allows me to create and trusts me enough to step outside of the box. Weddings do not always have to be "matchy, matchy." As long as a basic colour theme or style is followed a wedding can have a cohesive look while bringing visual interest and dynamics to the event. Do not be afraid to mix it up a bit.
"The further from the path.....the prettier the flower."
~ Little Red Riding Hood ~

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 that...so here goes!