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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December 01, 2016

2017 Floral Design Class Schedule

Improve your floral design skills with our fun classes in pavé floral design. From beginners to experienced floral designers, there is something for everyone in our classes. Learn how to build the foundation for your floral arrangement, to finishing touches as well as tricks of the trade. We teach secrets about to make your floral arrangements last longer. At the end of the evening take home a beautiful floral arrangement with a value of $125 that you have created and a gift bag of tools worth $25 to make it even easier create beautiful florals on your own.

Our floral design classes are scheduled from 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm and are held in our Greenlake studio. Registration is $165 or $150 each when two or more people register at the same time. Floral design classes make a great gift and gift certificates are available.

Private classes are available for groups of six or more and can be held in our studio or off-site. Pricing for private classes varies depending on class size, location, and itinerary. Call or email with the details of what you had in mind for customized pricing.

You may register or purchase a gift certificate online or by calling our studio at 206.329.3944.

January 26th - Spring Flowers (Tulips)

March 23rd - Spring Flowers (Tulips)

May 18th - Spring Flowers (Peonies) (Waitlist Only)

June 1st - Spring Flowers (Peonies)

June 15th - Spring Flowers (Peonies)

July 27th - Summer Flowers (Dahlias)

September 14th - Summer Flowers (Dahlias)

October 26th - Fall Focus

December 7th - Holiday Wreath Decorating

December 14th - Holiday Centerpiece

Additional classes may be added as classes fill up.

April 22, 2016

Mother's Day 2016

Your mother is a classic, why not treat her to one of ours?  Fiori Floral Design pays tribute to Downton Abbey and PBS's classic Masterpiece series this Mother's Day. 

We will be open on Saturday, May 9th to deliver flowers that express your sweetest sentiment to your mother. In addition to Seattle, our local delivery area extends from Edmonds to Burien and east to Woodinville, Kirkland, Bellevue, Mercer Island and Issaquah.  On Friday, May 8th, we can extend our delivery area from Everett to Tacoma and Olympia and West to Bremerton via courier service.  We can accommodate orders for this extended delivery area that are placed by May 7th. 

The Masterpiece Collection

Our Masterpiece Collection doffs a hat to some of the most popular dramas from Public Television, each of which will have you wanting to ring for Carson.

Downton Abbey
Reminiscent of the days when a true lady would never leave the house without her gloves, our Downton Abbey arrangement is the height of elegance.  Gorgeous Garden Roses are gently nestled into hydrangea, and accented with cymbidium orchids, Queen Anne's Lace, Dusty Miller and succulents.  A pink-hued mercury glass vase provides the perfect finishing touch.  
Downton Abbey - $150 to $200

The Edwardians
Evocative of an English Garden, The Edwardians features Geraldine Roses, Nerine Lilies, hydrangea, Cymbidium orchids and Queen Anne's Lace.  All this gently embraced in a pink Mercury glass vase.
The Edwardians - $75 to $95
The Jewel in the Crown - $47.50
The Jewel in the Crown 
Harkening back to the days of Empire, this beautiful miniature arrangement features Nerine lilies, spray roses, hydrangea and Queen Anne's Lace nestled into a diminutive pink Mercury glass vase.  This item is available for pick-up or as an addition to your order for delivery.

Jane Austen

We salute the Jane Austen series on PBS with an exquisite pair of arrangements named after two of her most loved novels.  Garden Roses subtly flirt with begonias, peach stock and snowball viburnum.  Cascades of tree ivy serve as counterpoint to dramatic dogwood branches.  

Pride & Prejudice - $165 to $225
Sense & Sensibility - $100 to $145
(Quantities of the peach vase are limited.
White vase may be substituted.)

Upstairs Downstairs

Calla lilies provide the drama in our Upstairs Downstairs arrangements.  Stock and succulents serve as thoughtful counterpoint.  Rex begonia leaves and Silver Dollar eucalyptus round out the cast.  Available in pink or purple in coordinating goblet vases.

Upstairs Downstairs, Pink (left), Purple (right) - $95 to $130 
Floral Design Classes
Do you need a gift for a mom who has everything? Consider giving the experience of one of our floral design classes! Our floral design classes are a fun way to learn new skills and tricks of the trade. At the end of the evening, she will get to take home her floral creation (valued at $125) that she has made and a gift bag with all of essential floral tools. Gift certificates are available for our classes which are offered several times a year. Classes are $150.
Additional information on the classes is available in the post below.

Upcoming classes:
May 26th -Peonies
June 16th - Peonies
July 28th - Dahlias

We have a beautiful selection of orchid plants for mom's with a green thumb. Beginning at just $75, they are sure to remind your mother of your love for months to come. 

Fiori Floral Design at Nordstrom
Do you need a last minute gift? Let our talented staff in our boutique inside the Nordstrom flagship store create something for you. The boutique is stocked with a wonderful selection of flowers, wrapped arrangements, vased arrangements and plants for you to choose from. The boutique is open from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm Saturday and 10:00 am until 7:00 pm Sunday. Call them to see what they have in stock or to place an order: 206.628.1910.

January 28, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016

We are really excited about the collection of floral arrangements that we have created this year.  Our inspiration came from our first two selections.


Our Wasabi arrangement showcases red roses to perfection in a faux silk handbag with a bamboo handle designed to look like a Chinese food take-out container.  The roses are accented with Ming fern and chopsticks.  Three chocolate dipped fortune cookies from local chocolatier Chocolati make this a combination that is sure to win hearts.

Wasabi - $110

Dim Sum

What Asian meal would be complete with a heaping serving of rice?  We have piled white carnations in our Take-out handbag and accented them with a pair of chopsticks for a whimsical homage to one of the most universal of dishes.  Five chocolate covered fortune cookies from Chocolati complete the repast.  

Dim Sum - $75

 Wo Ai Ni (I Love You)

Wo Ai Ni means I love you in Mandarin.  What could be more perfect in expressing your love than our signature dozen rose floral?  The roses are hugged by hydrangea, Andromeda, Dusty Miller and Tree Ivy and accented with Cymbidium orchids.  Send Wo Ai Ni and you are sure to hear back "Wo Ye Ai Ni" (I love you too)!

Wo Ai Ni - $175
Wo Ai Ni - Red Roses
One Dozen (shown) -  $175
Eighteen Roses - $225
Two Dozen Roses - $275
Half Dozen Roses - $125

Wo Ai Ni - Pink Roses
One Dozen (shown) -  $160
Eighteen Roses - $200
Two Dozen Roses - $235
Half Dozen Roses - $110
Other rose colors available with advance notice. 

 Haiku and Origami

Like the traditional Japanese art forms they are named after, our Haiku and Origami florals are temporary art come alive.  Pink roses, Gerrondo gerberas, hydrangeas and succulents are tucked into a bed of greenery that is nestled into a modern pedestal container. Sometimes simple says "I love you" the loudest.
Haiku - $117.50 to $150

Origami - $160 and up
Haiku - $117.50 to $150
Origami - $160 and up


Just like the classical Japanese genre of theater, our Kabuki floral is dramatic.  Aranda orchids are paired with blackberries and leucandendron accented with a variety of Calathea leaves and lily grass.  Kabuki is a show stopper!
Kabuki - $95

Kabuki - $95

Obi and Samurai

With Zen-like simplicity, red roses appear to almost be floating in a combination of Ming Fern, Camellia greens and seeded eucalyptus in our Obi and Samurai florals.  While we offer delivery of Samurai, Obi is exclusively available for pickup in our studio or boutique inside Nordstrom.
Obi - $37.50              Samurai - $80
 Obi - $37.50
Samurai - $80

 Zen Bowl
Give a gift of our Zen Bowl and the recipient is going to want to meditate on all of the details.  We have combined red roses with succulents, poppy pods, Sweet William and miniature cymbidium orchids with a variety of greens.  All of this is accented with Chinese coins representing good luck.  The brushed aluminum bowl can be reused over and over again.
Zen Bowl - $82.50

Zen Bowl detail

Yin and Yang
In Chinese philosophy, Yin and Yang are two halves that complete the wholeness of the Universe.  Whichever arrangement you choose, either Yin or Yang can help you communicate how much you love your Valentine. Yin is available exclusively for pickup in our studio or our boutique inside Nordstrom or for delivery with a minimum order of $75

Yin - $45
Yang - $85 and up
Yin - $45
Yang - $85 and up


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, although we can make something for pick up at either our studio or boutique beginning at $30.


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

Box of 4 - $15
Box of 8 - $30 (SOLD OUT)


Personalize your gift with a greeting card from Tokyo Milk. The greeting cards have incredibly witty sayings, are printed in the United States and have hand-applied glitter.

Greeting Cards - $5
Modern Love
I Heart You

To My Valentine

Fiori Floral Design at Nordstrom
From a single rose to a beautiful hand-tied arrangement, our boutique inside the Nordstrom flagship store has a wonderful selection of last minute Valentine's Day gifts for you.  The boutique is open until 9pm Monday through Saturday and until 7pm on Sunday.

As an alternative to cut flowers, we also have a wonderful selection of orchids available for delivery. Orchids range from $65 (for a single plant) to $150 for two potted up with green plants.

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 Friday so your gift can be enjoyed on all day on Valentine's Day.

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 a weekday (call for pricing).

There is never a charge to pick up your order at the boutique or the studio. Our minimum delivery order for for February 10th through the 14th is $75. Delivery prices increase $5 for February 12th 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
Our studio will be open both Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th to help you.  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 or our boutique inside Nordstrom at 206.628.1910 from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm.