Bloom Talk

Spotlight on: Fiori Floral Design

Fiori Floral Design is a full-service florist in Seattle, WA.

Directly from their site: 
Fiori has been Seattle's upscale alternative to traditional flower shops since 1995. Their arrangements have been featured in Vogue, Romantic Homes, Seattle Bride, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles and other publications. They specialize in the French style of floral design called pavé, a jeweler's term for setting precious stones closely together so they appear to cover the entire surface of a piece of jewelry.

Fiori Floral Design is commited to a healthy environment, which you can read more about here.

They are available for your event in the greater Seattle area including King, Snohomish and Pierce county. 

Click here to connect directly with Miles and Leigh for your event!

Spotlight on: Lady Slipper Creations - Innovative Floral Design

Lady Slipper Creations is a florist in Chester, New Hampshire. 

Directly from her bio:
Karen Flanders’ culmination of crafting permanent botanicals for individuals is how Lady Slipper Creations came to fruition. A genuine love of the art is evident in everything she designs from the traditional to the contemporary. As unique as the “Lady Slipper” variety of the orchid family, so are her creations. Recognizing her customers needs, fresh flowers were added to the lineup and today, she provides her clients with all their floral needs from the ordinary, to the extraordinary!

Lady Slipper Creations is available for your event in New Hampshire, Southern Maine, and Massachusetts, including Boston. 

She does everything from flower parties to office delivery, custom weddings and events, and more. 

Click here to connect directly with Karen for your event!

Spotlight on: Splacer

Splacer, an online marketplace for event spaces, makes picking your next event venue easy and fun. With over 650 venues in New York City and 200 in Los Angeles, you can rent anything from a historical mansion to a portable vintage 60's airstream for your next event within seconds.  

So how does it work?

Splacer allows people to list, discover and book unique spaces for any event - think dinners, parties, engagement and wedding celebrations, corporate events, fashion shows, photo shoots, art exhibits, film productions and much more. They also provide a free, online tool-set that allows space owners to conduct their entire event business from one intuitive dashboard. 

Splacer venues are perfect for the unique bride but they're also popular spaces for proposals! 

We’ve had several people rent space for proposals and it’s always exciting to hear the stories afterwards! For one proposal, he rented a gallery space and decorated it with pictures from their past together. Another involved a mock storefront, where the couple innocently stepped in off the street and he proposed.

Splacer is currently live in New York, San Francisco, Miami and Los Angeles with additional metro expansion coming soon. Venues are vetted and verified by their team before going live on the platform; however, they welcome all types of venues. Splacer has everything from traditional ballrooms and restaurant spaces to houseboats, tipis, churches, and fitness studios on their platform. In short, you can literally book an event space for every occasion directly on their website. 

Some of our favorite venues on the Splacer site include a restored foundry, a historical mansion on the Hudson River, a camp site for glampers, the highest venue on the west coast, a chic restaurant in Venice Beach and a renovated historic church for events

Spotlight on: Natalie Zfat

Social media expert Natalie Zfat is a triple threat: writer, influencer and entrepreneur. In short, there isn't much Natalie doesn't do. 

I love hosting events - but it can get expensive. Bloomerent helps me create red carpet-worthy decor - at reasonable prices.
— Natalie

Natalie has partnered with some of the largest brands in the world, including Rolling Stone, Disney, Dell, Olay, Food Network, Mashable, Refinery29, American Express, Travel and Leisure and Levi’s. Hosting videos and events, curating original content and implementing full-scale social media takeovers, she gains millions of impressions for the brands she advocates for.

Recently, Google named Natalie as one of 60 Fun and Interesting People to Follow on Google Plus. And, we totally agree you should follow her - across all social media platforms. 


To connect with Natalie, click here. To read some of her articles, click here and here

 

 

Real Bloomerent Weddings

Kate, a Bloomerent bride, worked with Bloomerent florist Larkspur Botanicals for her August 2016 wedding at The Terrace at Biagio's in Paramus, NJ. Together Kate and Lindsey, owner of Larkspur Botanicals, used candles and low arrangements filled with hydrangea, Cafe Au Lait Dahlias and David Austin Garden Roses to create a soft and intimate setting for her guests (below).  

We asked Kate to answer a few questions about her wedding and planning process to give insight to all future brides and grooms. 

How did you find your florist?

Bloomerent generously helped match me with a florist who was eco-friendly. After I heard about the “ick” factor that goes along with expensive flowers being thrown in the trash after extravagant weddings, I knew I had to work with an eco-friendly florist, even if I couldn’t share my flowers afterward.

Were you the first or second event? 

First.

How did working with Bloomerent ease the traditional experience of choosing a florist? 

Working with Bloomerent took all the guesswork and anxiety out of choosing a florist. I knew once Bloomerent helped me find an eco-friendly florist that was also set up to share with Bloomerent I would be in great hands.

What was the inspiration/theme of your wedding? 

We wanted to create an intimate setting but also have a huge dance party. We didn’t want anything too showy or over the top, and quite honestly, we invested almost our entire budget into the venue and the band. We knew the food and music would be the most memorable attributes! Flowers were not at the top of my list to spend money on.

How did your inspiration/theme influence your flowers? 

I envisioned short, light pink arrangements on the tables surrounded by candles to create a soft, intimate vibe.

Kate’s wedding was glam but fun! We went with beautiful blush and cream textures of locally sourced, summery flowers, like swoon-worthy Cafe Au Lait Dahlias paired with timeless elegant touches of David Austin Garden Roses in golden compote vessels composed in a free flowing, romantic manner. Classy without being stuffy.
— Lindsey, owner of Larkspur Botanicals

 

How was your experience working with your florist? 

Lindsey and her team at Larkspur were conscious of my budget and didn’t show me anything outside of that. She never tried to upsell me on anything either, which was a welcome breath of fresh air while planning a wedding! Lindsey took my elementary knowledge of flowers (ie: “ummm, pink ones”) and made my vision come to life. She sourced gold compote vessels for my centerpieces that were perfect. We also made the decision to move our ceremony indoors the morning of our wedding due to extreme August heat/humidity. Lindsey and her team quickly sprung into action and brought an arch to the venue to hang flowers on and to get married under! All the while, Lindsey was 7 months pregnant!

How did you feel knowing that your flowers wouldn’t end up in the trash? 

It was such a satisfying feeling knowing I was being as eco-conscious as possible for the wedding flowers. I would have felt empty and sad knowing beautiful flowers were getting thrown away after only a few hours of being enjoyed.

What was the highlight of your wedding? 

The highlight of my wedding was that I arranged with the band to join them for my favorite song “Good Feelin” by Flo Rida and do all the rap parts solo with their microphone! I felt like I waited my whole life for that moment.

What made you decide to be the First Event? 

I was not dead set on being the First Event, I was open to being First or Second. Bloomerent did not have an event on my weekend available for me to be the Second Event, so I ended up being First. Bloomerent worked tirelessly up until a few days before my wedding to find a Second Event to share my centerpieces!

Would you recommend Bloomerent to friends?

Without a doubt.