January 29, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017

1. glamourous (adj.)


having an air of allure, romance and excitement



Our Valentine's Day collection this year has us thrilled.  We have curated a glamourous collection of vases, flowers and accents that is our best ever to help you express your love.  Your Valentine is sure to be thrilled when they receive one of our exclusive arrangements on this holiday for lovers.


Ordering is easier than ever this year as well.  Just click on the name of the floral that you would like to order and you will be taken directly to the order page for that arrangement or you can give us a call at (206) 329-3944 and we will be happy to take care of every detail for you.


Radiant

Radiant - $175







We have updated our signature dozen rose arrangement with a silver vase. Send "Radiant" and your Valentine is sure to glow. Red roses, hydrangea, andromeda, dusty miller, cymbidium orchids and greenery in a tall ceramic vase. Approximate dimensions: 18" tall by 15" wide.

One Dozen Roses - $175
Eighteen Roses - $225
Twenty Four Roses - $275

Resplendent

Resplendent - $175
In addition to the traditional red roses we are also offering our signature dozen rose floral with gorgeous Fado roses in a delightful peachy pink. Fado roses, hydrangea, andromeda, dusty miller, cymbidium orchids and greenery in a tall ceramic vase.  Approximate dimensions: 18" tall by 15" wide.
Other rose colors available with advanced notice. Please call our studio to place an order for a custom rose color or give us three days for delivery if you place your order online.


One Dozen Roses - $160
Eighteen Roses - $200
Twenty Four Roses - $235

Dazzle

Dazzle - $90
"Dazzle" your Valentine with our jeweled cube of red roses, simply arranged. They will speak volumes to the one you love.
Approximately 7" tall by 6" wide.



Sparkle
Sparkle - $120 to $170



Add "Sparkle" to your Valentine's day with our dozen red roses in this jeweled cube finished with greens and accented with feathers., Sheer glamour!
Approximate dimensions: 8" tall by 7" wide.



One Dozen Roses (shown) - $120
Fifteen Roses - $145 
Eighteen Roses - $170



Luminous

Luminous - $135 to $155
Webster's defines luminous as "relative quality of radiation emitted by a celestial source." Our Luminous floral shines just as bright with a mixture of peachy-pink Fado roses, spray roses, Mango miniature calla lilies, fragrant hyacinth, jasmine, andromeda, kalanchoe and greens in a sparkling rose gold ceramic vase. Approximately 16" tall by 12" wide.

Lustre

Lustre - $130 to $160
Say "I love you" with our tropical Lustre floral, a tropical delight with feathery proteas, aranda orchids, succulents, fern curls, ti leaves and greenery.  Approximately 14" tall by 14" wide.



Prismatic



Prismatic - $95





Prismatic Top View
Our modern texture bowl floral, offered exclusively for Valentine's Day, will "refract" well on you. In Primsatic, we have accented red roses, with miniature cymbidium orchids, blackberries, succulents, sweet William, and greens, caged with bear grass. The silver ceramic container has a quilted, diamond pattern and would make a wonderful pot for succulents or cacti after the flowers are spent.  Approximately 7" tall by 15" by 6"

Twinkle

Twinkle - $120 - $142.50
Add a "Twinkle" to your loved one's eye with this sweetheart of an arrangement. Pink ranunculus snuggle with hot pink spray roses, hydrangeas and Queen Anne's Lace in a silver filigree glass vase. Crystal floral pins provide a glittery finish.  Approximately 9" tall by 7" wide.


Mixed Florals

In addition to our special Valentine's Day collection of florals, we can also create a custom arrangement for you in our signature pavé style.  Florals for delivery begin at $75.


Chocolate Truffles

Make your Valentine's Day gift extra special with a box of handmade truffles from Seattle's Chocolate Box.  We have selected a special collection of truffles that are not only delicious, but a feast for the eyes.




Box of 4 - $15
Box of 8 - $30

Tokyo Milk Valentine's Day Cards
Personalize your gift with a greeting card from Tokyo Milk and we will hand-write your message inside. The cards have incredibly witty sayings, are printed in the United States and have hand-applied glitter.

 Valentine's Day Cards - $5

Orchids
As an alternative to cut flowers, we also have a wonderful selection of orchid plants available for delivery. Orchids range from $100 to $225.

Order Early for Best Selection
While we will strive to have all of the items listed available through February 14th, some items may sell out. By ordering early you will ensure that we have exactly what you are looking for. We encourage you to request delivery on Monday, February 13th so that your gift can be enjoyed all day on Valentine's Day and you will look like a hero.

Delivery
Our delivery area includes all of Seattle and extends from Lynnwood south to Burien and out to Lake Sammamish. We can also arrange for a courier to deliver your gift from Everett to Olympia and out to Bremerton for delivery on Monday or Tuesday (call for pricing).

There is never a charge to pick up your order. Our minimum delivery order for for February 10th through the 14th is $75. Delivery prices increase $5 for February 11th through 14th. We regret that due to the volume of deliveries, we are not able to offer specific delivery times during Valentine's week. However; for an additional fee we can send your order via taxi or courier to arrive by a specified time. 

Studio Hours
Give us a call to place your order or you may also place your order online. We can be reached at our studio at 206.329.3944 from 9 to 5, Monday through Friday and 10 to 5 on Saturday, February 11th and Sunday, February 12th.

January 04, 2017

Lawrence and Darrell's Big Gay Wedding

We were thrilled when Lawrence and Darrell asked Fiori Floral Design to do the flowers for their wedding. Lawrence and the owner have been friends for over 20 years and no one was happier that he was marrying the love of his life. 

When the Fiori team met with the couple to discuss their wedding flowers, they did not have specific ideas about what flowers they wanted, but they wanted them to be very personalized to their personality and the reception space. Woodsy and modern were a recurring theme. Perhaps sculptural?  There is a lot of wood and metal at the venue; can you incorporate that? Darrell looked around the studio and pointed out a few flowers that he liked – “I like those orchids but do they come in purple?” 

And that was the amount of instruction that we had. So that is what we started with, purple orchids and both woodsy and modern; very dissimilar ideas.  Industrial and sculptural.  And orchids...

And it all had to work with what was to be a very personalized wedding and reception for two superhero loving geeks that included Lord of the Rings wedding bands, vows that they wrote themselves, multiple food trucks and a charcuterie table, specialty cocktails and beer, a rainbow cake and a Death Star piñata. Challenge accepted. 
The Invitations
The Boutonnieres
Lord of the Rings Inspired Wedding Bands
Darrell's Super Hero Shoes
Waiting in the wings...
Lawrence and Darrell's self-written vows had everyone alternately in stitches...
And had them in tears.
Two grooms are better than one.
For the reception, we created a large, sculptural centerpiece with driftwood for the charcuterie table. We wanted something big and dramatic; a real focal point for the room. We created a base of moss with succulents and ferns and inserted Catteleya and Lady Slipper orchids. Additional succulents draped down the sides of the driftwood.  Staghorn ferns and airplants added additional greenery.  Additional Cattelya and Japhet orchids and whole stems of Phalaenopsis orchids added splashes of color.

Our goal was to create something that guest would talk about.  The result made the grooms cry (in a good way!).
The focal point of the main room.
Another View
Focal sculpture detail











The centerpieces expanded on the theme of the focal sculpture; incorporating Phalaenopsis or Japhet and Catteleya orchids, accented with succulents, and airplants.  Each was set on a square of galvanized metal to add an industrial feeling and then finished with moss and crushed purple glass.










Centerpiece Detail





Signature Cockatils






Cocktail Spices and Beer Sauces allowed for personalization of your beverage


Food trucks offered both savory and sweet meal options

Speeches from friends of the groom's added much levity
The charcuterie table became a dessert table later in the evening

The cake knife is engraved with the names and marriage dates all of the couples who have used it

A Big Gay Wedding needs a rainbow cake!


The Star Wars Death Star piñata
The piñata celebrated the groom's love of all thing geeky and made sure even the youngest guests were included


Venue: WithinSodo 
Wedding Planner: Jenny Harding, New Chapters Weddings and Events 
Photography: Erica Sciarretta with Sorella Photos 
Additional photos are on our website

December 23, 2016

Talea and Eric's Winter Wedding at Alderbrook Resort & Spa

When Talea came to us for help with her upcoming wedding at Alderbook Resort & Spa (one of our favorite venues) she had simple requirements: 1) LOTS of candles, 2) She LOVES flowers and 3) She wanted to create a memorable experience for her guests.  The wedding was to be held outdoors on the tented Checkerboard Terrace with dinner in the ballroom and a casino experience after dinner. We told her that we could handle that and would take care of all of the details, from linen and furniture rentals, to draping and lighting.  

Talea with her bouquet of garden roses and gardenias

Talea and her flower girls twirling their dresses



We suggested that, to enrich the experience for her guests, the evening should be allowed to unfold with secrecy as to what was next.  The weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding, unseasonable warm, crisp and bright.  We defined the ceremony space with two large floral arrangements all in white and two metal trees covered in white dendrobium orchids with hanging votive candles.
Altar florals of hydrangeas, orchid stems and evergreens
Metal trees covered in orchids


Rose petals in whites and creams covered the aisle and over one hundred candles provided a warm glow to the tent.  The bride, escorted by her son, walked down the aisle, passing beneath three white stars that symbolized loved ones who should have been there to share this day; her mother, the groom’s mother and Talea’s grandfather who passed away just weeks before the wedding.  They were watching over all.


Three stars hanging from the chandelier symbolize loved ones who could not be there

I do


Talea and Eric on the dock


After the ceremony, guest progressed to a cocktail hour in the ballroom lobby where they could have their pictures taken in front of a beautiful wooden wall.  We used this time to repurpose the ceremony flowers for use during the reception.

The ballroom was kept closed until the appointed hour for dinner and the bride and groom welcomed their guests in to reveal a beautiful table filled with candlelight and flowers.  The all-white theme continued with vases of varying heights filled with garden roses, tulips, hydrangeas, as well as orbs of button mums and tall phalaenopsis orchid plants.  Candles of different sizes were displayed in a variety of heights to give dimension and visual interest to the table.
All-white flowers in mono-botanical displays decorate the long, communal table for dinner

Table detail

Orchid covered trees from the ceremony were repositioned to provide a backdrop for the cake.  We divided the ballroom with draping that was white on one side and black on the other to prevent light from leaking through.

White wedding cake with gardenia topper
Children enjoyed dinner at their own table with a different menu than the adults.  After dinner, there was an activity table just for them to keep them occupied while the adults celebrated.
The children's activity table
Following toasts and dessert, Eric and Talea parted the draping that had divided the ballroom to reveal what was on the other side: 
Eric reveals the surprise of the evening, a casino on the opposite side of the ballroom!
While the guests were enjoying dinner, we transferred the decor from the cocktail hour to the other half of the ballroom.  We wanted the casino side of the ballroom to have a distinctly different feeling from the rest of the evening so we went with a red and black theme.  We rented black lounge furniture and washed the walls with red lights.  We replaced the clear glass votive holders hanging on the trees during the cocktail reception with red glass holders.  Red roses in black glass cubes rested on black linens on the bistro tables.
Red roses in black glass cubes in the casino

Guests trying their luck at the roulette wheel
While guests were enjoying the evening, the staff at Alderbrook performed a turn down service in their rooms.  They also left a lovely gift from the bride and groom: a Kate Spade candle and a black vase with red roses; to help them remember the evening.

Eric and Talea dancing the night away...
See even more photographs from this incredible evening in our portfolio on our website: Talea & Eric.  A special shout out to April Williams for all of the beautiful photography that you see here.

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