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

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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!

Julia's Bouquet FrontTop View of Julia's BouquetBouquet Close UpRyan's Boutonniere

 

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

Annette & Peter
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
Image courtesy of CMOStr Photography

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.

Green with Peach and White Bridal Bouquet

Hydrangea and Calla Lily Bouquet

Green Hydrangea Bouquet

Peach Bridesmaids
Image courtesy of CMOStr Photography

Peach Wedding
Image courtesy of CMOStr Photography

Groomsman in Barong
Image courtesy of CMOStr Photography

Peach and Green Wedding

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.

Modern Meets Rustic at The Bear Mountain Inn

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Rio’s Bar Mitzvah
Venue: The Bear Mountain Inn
Color Palette: Blue and Green
Flowers/Materials: Green Goddess Calla Lilies, Various Succulents including Echeveria, River Rocks, Birch Wood

Echeveria Sedum Centerpiece

Challenge Accepted! Blue Up Lighting, Modern Decor in a very Rustic Venue with Green incorporated somehow. These were the parameters we were given to design around. Our jaws kind of dropped at first but we think we nailed it! We played with the idea of enclosing the rustic pieces within modern elements, just as the modern decor was enclosed in the rustic venue. Both the teenagers and the adults were very pleased :-) Another special aspect of this event was that every item was reusable except for the Callas. Now that is “Green”. No matter the event, we always remain true to our design integrity and produce events that we love and are proud of. These pieces could easily work for other kinds of events like weddings or even office decor. The concept is quite versatile. See the full gallery below. Enjoy, and as always, leave your comments below. We’d love to hear what you think.

Succulent Centerpieces

We placed blue LED lights inside the Silver Mirrored Votives to go with the blue lighting theme. The whole concept stemmed from light up lucite benches Rio and his sister fell in love with and used to create a club or lounge like setting.

Silver Mirrored Votives

These Green Goddess Calla Lily arrangements were used to line the ceremony as well as on the buffets, bars. We used submersible blue LED lights that cast cool blue swirls through the arrangement.

Green Goddess Calla Lily Arrangement

Buffet Decor

Silver Hurricane Lanterns

LED Lights in Floral Arrangements

Lantern Centerpieces

Birch Bark Candle Holders

Blue Catering Linens

Bear Mountain Inn Banquet Room

River Rock Centerpieces

Rustic Centerpieces

A Sweet Baby Shower at the Mondrian Soho

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Jennifer’s Baby Shower
Venue: The Mondrian Soho
Calligraphy: Lettering By Liz
Desserts: BalthazarFlour, Payard and Sugar Sweet Sunshine
Color Palette: Pink and White
Flowers: Pink Lisianthus, Pink Ranunculus, White Tulips and White Mini Carnations

Jennifer, the beautiful mommy to be, simply loves baking. And so her dear friend Adelle, the organizer of this event, decided to do a “mini baked goods” theme for the shower complete with a gourmet bakery table for guests to “shop” from with lovely pastry boxes and featuring goodies from BalthazarFlour, Payard and Sugar Sweet Sunshine. Once Adelle explained the theme to us, we immediately thought of using Ranunculus and Lisianthus. There is so much detail and layered beauty if those little flowers. Even the unopened buds add interest and playfulness to arrangements. And these flowers are perfectly sized for mini bud vases for which we knew would fit perfectly into the whole “mini” theme.

Martha Stewart Cupcake Stand with Bird Dome

We had seen floral cupcakes in a trade magazine surprisingly from a florist in Russia! They were very basic and inexpensive but were a hit with their clients and we saw how you could take the basic idea and make it so much more with flower selection and then adding the cake stands and cupcake domes took it to a whole new level of elegance. This design is very versatile. We see it being used for bridal showers, birthday parties and could even grace a desert table at a wedding. It’s cute yet sophisticated. See the full gallery below.

Baby Shower Table Setting Floral Cupcake on Stand Onesie Baby Shower Cookies Special Events Menu for The Mondrian Soho Mini Bud Vase Centerpieces

Guest tables alternated between the cupcake domes and bud vase trios.

Baby Shower Place Setting Bud Vases

A trio of bud vases filled with Pink Ranunculus, White Tulips and Pink Lisianthus.

Shower Bakery Table Display Baby Shower Cookies Alphabet Block Cookies Desert Table Display Baby Shower Calligraphy Floral Cupcakes and Cake Stand

This three tier cake stand was the centerpiece to an amazing mirrored table used for the gifts. With a skylight and crystal chandelier overhead. The whole room filled with light, reflection and an airy feeling.

Chandelier at Mondrian Soho Metal Lanterns
Baby Hanger Shower Project

Guests were asked to design a hanger for the baby’s closet. The fun arts and craft supplies were lined up at the bar. What a cute project for the ladies to enjoy and for Jennifer to have as memorabilia of a special day surrounded by all her best friends.

Mondrian Soho Imperial 9

This is a picture of the Imperial 9 room prior to set up. It is a gorgeous room all on it’s own but you can really see how our decor really sprung this event to life with subtle pops of color. It was meant to compliment the room’s already fabulous decor and not compete. See how the design all started and came together with a Pin Board on Pinterest

We hope you enjoyed this “sweet” little shower as much as we did. We invite your comments. Come again soon. xoxo

Fleur-Di-Re across the globe!

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How cool is the internet? This bouquet of ours was featured on a wedding blog from Germany! Click here to see the full post. It was also featured on Style Me Pretty. Photo courtesy of Style Art Life.

Blush Pink Bridal Bouquet

What’s in it? Blush Dahlias and buds, Pink Ranunculus, White O’Hara Alexandra Farms Garden Roses and Peach Juliet David Austin Garden Roses hand-tied in burlap accented with ribbon from the bride, Dana’s Mother’s gown and a super cool and unique charm from Kristin Victoria Designs. Some fun facts about this bouquet:

  • It took both myself and my mother to wrap it.
  • Hidden inside the handle was a mess of floral tape and water tubes to keep the Dahlias fresh. Such beautiful and fussy flowers they are!
  • The Peach Garden Roses were a last minute surprise addition. Those roses were earmarked to be broken apart and tossed on the aisle for the ceremony. They were considered “work roses” which is an industry term for roses that can be discounted because they have been at the wholesaler too long. But they were in excellent condition and we knew Dana would love the color so we added them in last minute. It was the perfect pop of color and ended up matching Dana’s shoes perfectly. They were meant to be!
  • Dana had this vision for a piece of her Mother’s dress to be wrapped around the bouquet handle. Well when we received the dress, it was not preserved and was yellowing! I had no idea how we would make it work. I even asked if we could have veto power not to use it. She wasn’t going for it. LOL So we cut the dress into ribbons to find a usable piece and then frayed the edges. Voila! Presto Change O! Magically Dana’s vision came to life. It was a miracle and it looked fantastic. The perfect little extra something to give this bouquet a much sought after rustic elegance.

Weddings… They are always an adventure, even for the flowers. Have you had a “make it work” moment? Tell us about in our comments section. Thanks for reading. Come again soon. :-)

Happy Easter & Passover Weekend!

A very Happy Easter and Passover weekend to you all!

Spring has sprung and the gardens are just beginning to fill with color. This sweet little Easter arrangement contains Red Tulips, Pink Hyacinth and Dog Wood Branches and buds all from the gardens of Fleur-Di-Re arranged in a whimsical sugar bowl.

Easter Flower Arrangement

Cute Words from a Budding Floral Designer

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So, I’m out in the yard doing some Spring cleanup with my 3yr old daughter and she comes up to me with a huge clump of flowering weeds ripped out of the ground by the roots with the dirt still in it and all, and says, “This is a bouquet Mommy. It’s for a messy Bride.” One, I love that she is weeding for me. Two, that she got those suckers out the right way. And three, that she loves this wedding stuff as much as I do! Someday I hope that she will be working right along side me. :-)