Kaitlin + Connor’s Succulent Wedding

Kaitlin and Connor married on a perfect Fall day in Weddington, NC at Threshold Church. Both ceremony and reception were held at the church. It is a rustic and open space with wooded views out large windows. Here’s a few cell phone pics of some of the pieces I made. Missing, are the adorable bridesmaid bouquets which were Babies Breath and Dried Lavender wrapped in burlap. Katie described her wedding style as J. Crew. She wasn’t a big flower person and so opted for mostly greenery with succulents and touches of florals around the church’s lanterns. However she went extra with her bouquet which I was thrilled to oblige! I love a big beautiful bouquet and it perfectly offset her simple gown. I used Larkspur, Campanula, Tweedia, Snapdragons, Succulents, Dusty Miller, Blueberry Branches, Eleagnus and Silver Dollar Eucalyptus. I can’t wait top see the professional pics of this wedding party by Keith + Lakyn Photography!

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Time Flies!

It’s hard to believe our 2019 Wedding Season is almost coming to a close! Just 3 weddings left on the schedule! We have had the best time creating beautiful weddings and events for our clients. But 2020 will be one for the books for sure! We have some exciting installations planned and are working at many venues for the first time. Old mills seem to be a theme for us next year. We’ll be at The Providence Cotton Mill, Loray Mill and The Laboratory Mill! If you are getting married in 2020 don’t leave your florals till last minute. SO much planning goes in to what we do as floral artists.

Still waiting on film scans from this shoot but I wanted to share a cell phone preview of my latest project with Lindley Battle Photography and Marla Lawson Events at The Providence Cotton Mill while freshening up this Blog space! I used locally and organically grown Apricot Lisianthus from Copper Sky Farm, Feather Celosia and Lunaria from Blossom and Branch! That meant hand peeling each Lunaria seed pod! Definitely a labor of love but oh so worth it! I always try to source from these two local Huntersville growers when ever I can. Hope you like this little taste of Fall!

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Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop at Lululemon Birkdale!

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I am so excited to announce, that I will once again be offering gift arrangements to the public for Valentine’s Day 2019, by way of a pop-up shop, hosted by Lululemon’s Birkdale Village location! This is a special treat both for myself, past and future clients, as I typically only work weddings. But I do enjoy the retail environment and getting to spend the day meeting new faces and most importantly creating beautiful gifts for the recipients.

Now, I will note that if you are looking for a standard dozen red roses, then the grocery store is the place to go. I will be staying true to my garden inspired esthetic and yes a little bit of flower snobbery ;-) designing mixed arrangements with luxury specialty florals. These are the kind of arrangements I personally would like to receive.

Pre-ordering is highly recommended as I will be making a limited amount of arrangements. You may do so by texting 845.742.4539 OR emailing fleurdire@gmail.com. I will then send you an invoice to pay via Square. The flowers will be available for pickup on 2/14/19 from 12pm till sell out at:

Lululemon
16836 Birkdale Commons Pkwy
Huntersville, NC 28078

If this timing does not work for you then we may be able to make other arrangements for pick up on a case by case basis.

Selections will include Medium sized mixed arrangements of Hydrangea, Garden Roses, Spray Roses, Craspedia and Greenery for $55 in your choice of a whimsical hand-painted ceramic “Celfie” pot or a chic clear glass “Prism” vase. The same mix will be available without a vase for $45 in our signature craft paper and pink tissue wrap. All will be adorned with a gold painted wooden script “love” sign. Colors will be muted soft shades of Pink and Purple with pops of Yellow. Additional designs may be available for purchase at the pop-up shop.

Pics below are of my last Lululemon pop-up shop for Mother’s Day. This sale was so much fun and we sold out! I’m looking forward to the next one! Hope to see you there!

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F E A T U R E D on I Do Y’all!

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So excited to see our Modern Vintage styled shoot continue to reach a broader audience through publication features! This time you can find all the lovely details over at the I do Y’all wedding blog!

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Full list of vendors who made it all possible:
Photographer: Radiant Photography by Sydney Danielle
Venue: Carolina Country Weddings and Events
Vintage China Rentals + Styling: The Whimsical Rose
Hair + Makeup: Glammed & Groomed
Stationary + Calligraphy + Silk Ribbon: Ink Sugar Co.
Gown: meagankelly designs
Groom Tie: Beautiful Idiot
Models: Elle Matchin
Shira: Molded for Modeling
and Dimaggio Burnside
Cake: Baked Well
Cookies: p26 kookies

F E A T U R E D!

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We love when blogs choose to feature our work! It’s so much fun for a larger audience to get to see these projects that are our passion. This time it’s our Victorian inspired styled shoot collaboration with Radiant Photography by Sydney Danielle getting all the attention. This shoot is slated for 3 more features! But how can you get tired of all this pretty right? See the full feature here on the Chic Vintage Brides blog.

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Contributors & Credits

Photography – Radiant Photography by Sydney Danielle // Floral Design – Fleur –Di-Re // Venue – Carolina Country Weddings & Event Venue // Wedding Dresses – Meagan Kelly Designs // Hair & Makeup – Glammed & Groomed // Styling & Vintage China – Whimsical Rose // Wedding Invitation & Ribbons – Ink Sugar Company // Groom’s Tie – Beautiful Idiot Clothing // Cookies – P26Kookies // Wedding Cake – Baked Well NC // Models – Shira Gaffney & Dimagio Burnside & Elle Matchin

lululemon Birkdale Village x Fleur-Di-Re

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Y’all this is soooo exciting! I am collaborating with lululemon at Birkdale Village for a special Mother’s Day Pop-Up Shop, Saturday May 12th from 11am till sell out!

I am an ‘events only’ florist, so this is a special treat for all of the women that you want to celebrate this weekend with my garden-inspired creations.

I’ll have Wrapped Hand-tied Bouquets (Medium $40, Large $80),  Vase Arrangements (Medium $50, Large $90) and Floral Crowns $40. Gaaah she’ll swoon over the pink pastry boxes I’ve planned for these that will make them all ready for gifting! Coral Charm Peonies will rule this event! They are the focal of these designs.

You can pre-order to ensure you get some stellar blooms for mom before I sell out by texting me at 845.742.4539 and pick up at the store this Saturday, May 12th! Just in time to have them fresh and ready for Mom!

lululemon athletica of Birkdale Village is located at:

16836 Birkdale Commons Pkwy, Huntersville, NC 28078

Hope to see you all there! xoxo

We’re featured on Bustld!

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It’s always fun to see our work get a little love! Our Winter Wedding Style Inspiration photo shoot was just featured on the Charlotte wedding planning blog Bustld. You can check out all the details which includes 3 separate looks, locations and bouquets here!

Photographer: Tiffany Redmon Photography
Model: Anna Dunbar of Honestly West fashion blog
Gown: Meagan Kelly Designs
Hair + Makeup: Vain and Luxe

That’s a wrap!

Today wrapped up the 2017 wedding season for me here in Charlotte! Happy wedding day to Julia and Ryan who celebrated their nuptials in an intimate roof top gathering at the restaurant Fahrenheit in CLT. Here is Julia’s totally Fall flavored bouquet of Peach Juliet Garden Roses, Orange Ranunculus, Burgundy Cymbidium Orchids, White Hydrangea, Seeded Eucalyptus, Dusty Miller, Magnolia and Lamb’s Ear from the Mother of the Bride’s garden and Ryan’s matching Boutonniere! Enjoy!

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We’re featured over at Bustld today!

How very exciting that this little styled shoot I had the pleasure to participate in is receiving so much attention. It is my very first styled shoot and it did not disappoint! I took this opportunity by the horns to step out of my comfort zone and use different techniques, materials and color palette than my norm. It is so different from anything I have created and was such a liberating and inspiring experience as a designer and as I step out on my own as Fleur-Di-Re in the Charlotte/Lake Norman area of North Carolina. So please, head over to Bustld today to check out the full feature of our jewel toned luxurious bohemian styled shoot! Enjoy!

A behind the scenes shot of me wrapping the bouquet. Taken by Phylicia of Posh Moments Photography

Color Palette: Jewel Tones of Purple, Red, Blue, Emerald Green, Gold

Flowers: Blueberry Branches, Magnolia Foliage, Zinnias, Dahlias, Ranunculus, Hanging Amaranthus, Seeded Eucalyptus, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Smoke Bush, Scabiosa, Craspedia and Thistle

Full list of participants in this shoot:

Photography: Phylicia Willis Posh Moments Photography http://www.poshmomentsphoto.com
Videography: Shaun Anderson http://www.judahsbow.co
Venue: Historic Rural Hill http://www.ruralhill.com
Rentals: Cooke Rentals http://www.cookerentals.com
Cake: Lei Christine http://www.wowfactorcakes.com
Tablescape & China: Heather Marie Pottier http://www.thewhimsicalrose.com
Makeup: Ruth Tuffett http://www.facebook.com/ruthtuffet
Stationary: Lauren and Kari http://www.tiedandtwo.com
Hair: Danyell Smith http://www.glammedandgroomed.com
Florist: Rachel Di Re http://www.fleurdire.com
Nails: Sharon Rohmann http://www.sharonshairstudio.biz
Tassel Earrings: Preston James ellisonjamesdesigns.com
Rings: Dani Barbe danibarbe.com
Gown: Fabulous Frocks Bridal http://www.fabulousfrocksbridal.com
Silks and Ribbons: Jaime Lynn Hill http://www.honeysilks.com
Flower Wall: Toni Loftin http://www.facebook.com/rosesandposesco

An Upper East Side Wedding with Ethnic Flair

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Annette & Peter’s Wedding

Ceremony Location: The Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer
Cocktail Reception Location: A private residence on the upper east side of Manhattan
Color Palette: Peach, Bright Green and White
Flowers: Mojito Green Hydrangea, Peach Juliet Garden Roses, Peach Ilse Spray Roses, White Mini Calla Lilies, White Stock, Seeded Eucalyptus

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Image Courtesy of CMOStr Photography

Bouquet with Peach Spray Roses

Annette and Peter first came across our work at their friends Sissi & Denny’s wedding. Annette was complimenting our flowers to a mutual friend of ours and found out that we were the floral designers. She immediately wanted us to do her own wedding flowers! In fact they booked us even before having any idea of decor or colors they wanted. All planning for this event took place over the phone and email. This is becoming quite common with today’s couple’s busy schedules. Sadly, we didn’t even get to see the lovely bride when we delivered and set up.

This design concept sprang from the couple’s wedding colors along with some beachy accent accessories like shell photo frames and capiz dishes that Annette’s Mother purchased for them from her native Philippines.

Peach and Green Wedding Bouquets

The Bride’s and Matron of Honor Bouquets. The Bride’s bouquet contained Green Hydrangea, Peach Garden Roses, Peach Spray Roses, White Mini Calla Lilies, White Stock and Seeded Eucalyptus with crystal ribbon detailing. The Matron of Honor’s bouquet contained Green Hydrangea, Peach Spray Roses, White Mini Callas and Seeded Eucalyptus wrapped in Bright Green satin ribbon.

Peach and Green Wedding Bouquet
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White and Peach Bridesmaid Bouquet
Image courtesy of CMOStr Photography

Bouquet with Crystal Handle

Bouquet Handle with Crystal Wrap

We decided on adding the crystal detailing at last minute. We thought the bouquet needed a little extra something and this was the perfect touch to really set the Bride’s bouquet apart.

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Hydrangea and Calla Lily Bouquet

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Peach Bridesmaids
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Groomsman in Barong
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The Groom wore a single White Mini Calla Lily with Seeded Eucalyptus. We wanted something light and airy as he would be wearing a traditional Filipino formal dress shirt called a Barong which is worn untucked and without a jacket. Mothers of the couple and Ninang (Godmothers in Tagalog) wore corsages of Peach Spray Roses and Seeded Eucalyptus. The Groomsman, Fathers to the couple and Ninong (Godfathers in Tagalog) wore boutonnieres of Peach Spray Roses and Seeded Eucalyptus.

Peach and Green Wedding Boutonnieres

White Calla Lily Boutonniere

Peach Spray Rose Boutonniere

Peach Spray Rose Corsage

Centerpiece with Shells

We took this picture of the centerpiece outdoors to show the true beauty of the colors in the arrangement as indoor photos don’t come out as good for us. The centerpieces included Green Hydrangea, Peach Garden Roses, Peach Spray Roses, White Stock and Seeded Eucalyptus. We added shells and glass pieces to the inside of the vase to coordinate with the accessories that had been brought over from the Philippines. The centerpiece was formal yet relaxed which suited the cocktail reception.

Wedding Centerpiece with Shells

The little glass pieces were also a last minute add on. Not sure if anyone else noticed but we fell in love with the way the glass amplified the colors of the shells. The little things excite us :-)

Cocktail Reception Centerpiece

And here you see the need for the outdoor photo. Although this still looks pretty, the colors are distorted and the Seeded Eucalyptus looks a bit harsh. But we wanted to show these nonetheless because of how perfect they sat on those little cocktail tables with the fabulous votives Annette scored at CB2

Peach and Green Wedding Centerpiece

Congratulations to the happy couple! Thank you for choosing us for your wedding. We hope all enjoy these photos and as always we invite comments below. Plus, see how this wedding all came together on Pinterest.