Sunday, July 30, 2017

SOFT & NATURAL WEDDING INSPIRATION IN A WHEAT FIELD AND BARN

Megan Welker Photography
Photo: Megan Welker 
SOFT AND NATURAL WEDDING INSPIRATION IN A WHEAT FIELD
(see the full feature at this link)

I am excited to show you this light, airy and seasonal wedding inspiration that I worked on this spring! I have long admired Megan's photography, and when she asked if I wanted to participate, oh heck ya I said YES!
I have been intrigued with old barns my entire life, pointing them out on car trips, always so curious to know what was inside....the history behind them. Well I got to find out what it was like inside a barn on a rare extremely windy spring day in the middle of a wheat field near Tulare, at Westwood Barns newest venue location.
First impression: it was noisy on that terribly windy day! The animals housed within so many years ago must have been scared when it was windy- everything clanked and rattled and shook. But when the wind finally calmed, it was beautiful and serene. What was magical was the way the afternoon sun shone brightly through the old boards of the barn. Then looking around, I had realized my dream of going into one of those barns, and just taking in all the details of the architecture- sure it was built for function, but there is something beautiful about function.
Photo by Megan Welker

Megan Welker Photography


Megan Welker Photography

Megan Welker Photography
The way that a group of wedding and event vendors can come up with a beautiful design, all done over email and texts is still amazing to me. Megan had a plan and we each brought our own part of the puzzle, and it all looked great together. Thank you for including me on this beautiful day!

Vendors:
Venue - Westwood Barns http://www.westwoodbarns.com/ @westwoodbarns  
Photographer - Megan Welker http://meganwelker.com @meganwelker
Ribbons/Runner - Tono and Co https://tono-co.myshopify.com/ @tonoandco
Florist - Fleurie http://www.fleurieflowersbylgarza.com/ @fleurieflowerstudio
Tables - Letter and Grain farm tables http://letterandgrain.com/ @letterandgrain
Calligrapher - Poppyjack http://www.poppyjackshop.com/ @poppyjackshop

Dress - The Dress Theory http://www.thedresstheory.com/san-diego/ @thedresstheorysandiego

Monday, June 19, 2017

AS SEEN IN: Vermont Bride Magazine | Tropical Getaway Inspiration

When a group of talented, creative ladies joins together in a Circle of Friends, good things result!
Susan from Circle of Events, Min of Makeup by Min, Simple Joie Photography and me, Fleurie, pooled our creativity together for a Tropical Getaway Inspiration photoshoot with the lovely Maddie as our model.
Follow link below for all the details!

Tropical Getaway Inspiration | Vermont Bride Magazine

Tropical Wedding Inspiration | Turn any setting into a tropical oasis with the right combination of florals, colors, and decorations | Vermont Bride Magazine

We are ready to work together as a team to collectively work our magic on your event- whether it be a wedding, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, baby shower; Corporate event, office party, whatever the occasion!

Friday, May 12, 2017

AS SEEN IN: Ruffled Blog: Spring Almond Orchard Wedding Inspiration

I'd like to share a recent accomplishment with you all! I have long been a fan of  Ruffled Blog, so when Katie shared with me that they would publish our work, I was thrilled! 

This group of incredible creatives came together through the magic of social media connections. I want to thank  planner and stylist Katie Kalafat of First Comes Love Events, and Katie McGihon for including me in this beautiful day. 

The model couple is a real married couple, their love for each other really shines through! The February day couldn't have been prettier, with cotton-candy skies and a most amazing softly hued sunset. A great team of creative people came together and set a beautiful scene.


From Ruffled Blog:
 "Spring, we love you so much, and perhaps never so much as when we saw this styled shoot from Katie McGihon PhotographyFirst Comes Love Events, and Fleurie Flower Studio. With the softest colors, beautiful lace details, and even a sweet puppy visitor, all the magic happens in a beautiful almond orchard in California. We’re SO on board"
Katie McGihon Photography

Katie McGihon Photography


Photography: Katie McGihon Photography
Floral Design: Fleurie Flower Studio
Style and Coordination: First Comes Love Events
Styling Assistant: Courtney Schwartz
Venue: Luke’s Almond Acres
Wedding Dress and Accessories: Nic & Day
Jewelry: Nic & Day and Belladaar
Hair and Makeup: Jen Plus Colour
Men’s Attire: Express
Wedding Cake: Over the Rainbow Desserts
Cupcakes: KT Cakes Cupcakes
Rentals: Circle of Events
Farm Table: R Wedding House
Table Linen: Silk and Willow
Vow Book, Sign In Book, Table Numbers: BHLDN
Dishware: Dish Wish
Bouquet Ribbon: FrouFrou Chic
Stationery: Poste
Calligraphy: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy
Photo Lab: Richard Photo Lab
Models: Tim and Christina Creiglow


Sunday, April 2, 2017

FLEURIE FEBRUARY WEDDING: in the verdant foothills of Fresno County

Presenting Jason and Nicole's wedding at Clovis Castle, in the verdant foothills of Fresno County. The month had seen record rainfall......the weeks and day before the ceremony, it rained....but on that Saturday in February, it was brilliantly sunny and warm, setting a beautiful scene for the big day.

First, the views from the hilltop venue are amazing!
Photo: Derek Lapsley Photographer
Enjoy a view of their beautiful day captured by Derek Lapsley Photography

wedding, Fresno Wedding, Clovis Wedding

Fresno Wedding, Clovis Wedding

Fresno Wedding Florist Clovis Wedding Florist

Fleurie Flower Studio - Derek Lapsley Photography


Fleurie Flower Studio - Derek Lapsley Photography

Fleurie Flower Studio - Derek Lapsley Photography

Fleurie Flower Studio - Derek Lapsley Photography

Fleurie Flower Studio - Derek Lapsley Photography

Fleurie Flower Studio - Derek Lapsley Photography

Fleurie Flower Studio - Derek Lapsley Photography

Fleurie Flower Studio - Derek Lapsley Photography

Fleurie Flower Studio - Derek Lapsley Photography, Fresno Wedding, Clovis Wedding, Bride's Bouquet

Fleurie Flower Studio - Derek Lapsley Photography

Wedding gown: Maggie Sottero 'Ginny' from Premiere Bride in Fresno, CA

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Talking Flowers with Dinuba Garden Club

In mid January, I had the pleasure of presenting a lecture and demonstration for a lovely group of ladies from the Dinuba Garden Club. This club has been in existence for 85 years, as reported by one of the longtime members.

My history with the club goes back a few years; I first met some of the members as a new 'sprout' at Dinuba Garden Center, in 1983. I've been asked to present programs for them many times. It's always a pleasure!

My program this year was 'Finding Winter Treasures in the Garden'. I brought a lot of foliages and a few commercially purchased flowers to demonstrate how even in winter, beauty and fragrance can be found in the garden, and brought in to be enjoyed. Using jars and vases that most would already have in the cupboard, I showed how a simple grouping of 3 little vases with lavender, scented geranium and rosemary. A cylinder vase with tulips and a few sprigs of Pink Diosma made an excellent surprise gift for the hostess.



 Succulent cuttings from my collection were inserted into moss and foam for a living picture, made from an old frame.
Living Succulent Picture 

Vintage Flower Frogs 

 The last item I demonstrated was an arrangement in a vintage dark green glass compote, with the old-fashioned chicken wire method of mechanics.






Thursday, August 18, 2016

VICTORIAN GARDEN WEDDING | BRITTANY + WILL | June 10, 2016 | Central California Weddings

Hello Blog Readers! 
I have a beautiful wedding to show everyone today, from back in early summer, at Victorian Gardens just outside of Visalia, amongst the walnut groves, and the native Valley Oak trees is a shaded, grassy venue with beautiful plantings all around a lovely Victorian era home. 
Brittany and I spent lots of hours getting the details just right, getting their vision was important, (as it always is!) and with the help of an awesome vendor team, a beautiful ceremony and reception was brought to life. 
Their color palette of a softened teal blue in the linens and the bridesmaids dresses, silvery-gold mercury glass, lots of white and ivory flowers; a hint of blush and a big mixture of many types of greenery has been one of my favorite palettes to design with. Vanessa Noel Events did a great job with everything, including the Fruit Stand set up for the guests, as a meaningful snack to enjoy from the bride's family's farms. 
From Lyndsay Undseth's Blog-
"Brittany and Will are married! It was such a gorgeous and incredibly happy day, I have way to many favorite moments to share. They were married at Victorian Gardens in Visalia, California. Thank you to all of the vendors for making everything run so smooth (and beautiful!)."



Awesome Event team: 
Event Planner: Vanessa Noel Events   |   Ceremony, Reception and Catering: Victorian Gardens and Fugazzi’s Bistro    |   Photography: Lyndsay Undseth Photography   |   Floral Design: Fleurie Flower Studio    |   DJ: Feet First Entertainment   |   Silent Disco: Silent Storm   |   Lighting: Light Up The Walls   |   Ceremony Music: Arpeggio Strings    |   Cake: Frosted Cakery   |   Transportation: Orange Belt Stages

Check her blog at the link below to see the rest of the gorgeous photos


http://www.lyndsayundseth.com/victorian-garden-visalia-california/

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wedding Day video of Trang and Ryan, from Cloud 9 Cinematography

The love between these two is so heartwarming! A beautiful video record of their wedding day, including a lot of glimpses of the flowers Fleurie provided. Thank you to the Abrina family for choosing me to do the flowers for your big day.


https://vimeo.com/177114603


Trang + Ryan Wedding Film from Cloud 9 Cinematography on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

So many beautiful flowers have passed through my hands this year! Where has time gone?

Hello out there, and if you wondered where I've been, its been a busy year! Between corporate events, weddings, rehearsal dinners, baby showers and other fun occasions, I have also been growing flowers to use for my clients.
Below are a few of the event arrangements I made through the spring, many of the flowers used were from my garden; a fact that I am very proud of.
The most prolific were my ranunculus. I planted 200+ in January and was rewarded with blooms until late May! Sweet peas are always a hit, and this year, proved the same- I picked so many until the heat hit in late May.  Iceland Poppies, Penstemon, Garden Roses, Anemones, Orlaya, Green Mist Ammi, Feverfew, Nigella and so many more played a huge role in the beauty of the arrangements all through spring.
Now its the hot summertime, and I am behind on planting as usual, but there are so many new dahlias to introduce when they start blooming! I can hardly wait.


I will save the wedding flowers for another post, but I was so happy to be able to incorporate my flowers into so many wedding arrangements!










I will try not to wait so long in between posts next time! I am so thankful to have so many loyal and happy customers!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Fleurie Flower Studio Providing flowers for weddings and events in the Central Valley of California

Fleurie is proud and happy to be providing flowers all over the Central Valley this year!(click on highlighted venue name to find out more about each one)
Dinuba/ Reedley area- R Wedding House - event venue
Visalia- Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch,  Victorian Garden
Fresno- The Grand 1401 
Clovis- Minnewawa Estate
Madera- Toca Madera Winery
Sanger- Kings River WineryAnnadale Equine Center, The Grove Weddings
Weekends and Fridays are filling up for me, as Fleurie accepts a very limited number of clients for weddings and events each month.
Are you still planning for this year? Be sure to inquire soon!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Vintage Tea Party tabletop with Firefly, R Wedding House and Fleurie

This was a fun day of creating various inviting tablescapes with fellow local vendors-
Firefly Vintage Rentals, R Wedding House and me, Fleurie Flower Studio. In these photos we focused on a Tea Party theme-




When you hire vendors who work together often, you create a team of people who know how each other works, our strengths, and the ability to play off of each other's energy and creativity. It's a win-win situation!



See the full Facebook photo album here.for more photos.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Tips for interacting with your wedding floral designer



Hello to all the engaged couples and the wonderful folks helping to pay for your big day! 

Congratulations! I think the videos posted below give some great tips on a starting up a great and productive conversation with your floral designer. 
L + J wedding at The Pines Resort, Bass Lake, CA

We, as professional floral designers really, really want to create what you want for your wedding, within the budget that you have specified. It is all about the items that you are requesting from us. 

The majority of people haven't purchased wedding flowers before, so we realize it is all new, an unknown territory, As a professional Floral Designer, it is my job to guide and inform the client towards a happy conclusion to their meeting with me, hopefully ending in booking for their wedding day! 




https://youtu.be/KSMO4DHayJw



Friday, November 6, 2015

A look back at November 2014, Common Table Gathering at Historic Seven Sycamores

A little something we at Fleurie collaborated on with Queenpeach Design in November 2014. The Common Table dinner, at Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch.

Description from the website: 
"The Common Table’s mission is to build a creative community that cultivates positive and encouraging relationships & fosters a venue for honesty and vulnerability.  We believe there is greater fruit when relationships are grown through honest and encouraging relationships. We aim to leave strife and comparison at the doors and instead cheer on one another to excel in the creative talents we all have, and we begin all of this by spending time around the table"
Please take a moment to catch a glimpse of our Fall 2014 gathering which was captured by Taylor Armerding: 
Floral design by Fleurie and Queenpeach Designs
Candles and glasses, Queenpeach
Chalk art by Chalk You