Monday, December 21, 2009

Emily & Eric 12-19-09

We had the absolute pleasure of working with Emily & Eric this past Saturday at the State Room in Boston.  The style was mod but totally glam!  Platinum and black lined linens, deep saturated red flowers, lots of crystals, black feathers, clusters of red votives and sparkly silver branches completed the look.  Her bouquet was winter white: peonies, ranunculus, calla lilies and hydrangea accented with crystals and the girls were deep red: peonies, ranunculus, calla lilies and black magic roses. 
There were 2 different types of centerpieces.
The low centerpiece was made up of 3 low glass cylinders filled with silver balls surrounded by clusters of red glass votives.  The tall centerpiece had glittery silver branches coming out of the top with chandelier crystals hanging off a few of the branches.  We also added crystal sprays coming out of the bottom of the centerpiece.  Red james storie orchids were submerged in the tall glass container.  The arrangement was surrounded by red orchids below and clusters of red glass votives.  Both centerpieces were filled with deep red antiqued hydrangea, peonies, roses, kangaroo paws, orchids and calla lilies.
Another great feature of this wedding was the lined red votives along the railing of the entire room. 

But the best feature of all was working with Emily and her mom.  They both had fabulous ideas for the flowers but were also open to all of our ideas too.  Emily was so relaxed and fun to work with. 
We wish the new couple a great start to their new life together!  As always, thanks for working with Fino!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

FINO Does Holiday Home Decor

This is our second Christmas at our studio in Melrose and lots of local folks have welcomed us into their homes asking us to dress them up a bit for the holiday season.  Below are a few photos of a home we just put together for a wonderful woman named Marie.  Her home is already so beautiful inside; it was easy to make it look even more beautiful.  She has a lot of blue, brown and golds in her house so we decided to stay with those tones instead of the usual holiday reds and greens.

The fireplace mantle, staircase and feathered wreath all share the same color scheme.

The garland is a mixture of hemlock, pine and other fresh sweet smelling winter greens.

We placed a red feathered wreath on her kitchen table with a red striped glass container in the center holding votives.

The fireplace has a mixture of pine cones, clusters of bells, ornaments and other fun glittery bling pieces.  The fresh winter green garland is a great alternative to the artificial ones. 

The outside poles are wrapped in the wintery greens. And a bronze planter placed in the kitchen gets decked out in a square hemlock wreath, red and glittered gold branches and touches of ball ornaments and other accents.

We are also selling fresh modern looking wreaths (everything from square magnolia leaf wreaths to hemlock/pine with citrus accents).  Call us today if you're interested!  781.665.3800

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Different Styles

When brides meet with us they often ask us what our style is.  We always answer, "whatever you want it to be!"  

That's just it though.  We create flowers based upon the style and theme that each bride has for their day.  We create organic/natural designs with branches and berries, but we also do very traditional designs using the classic stephanotis flower and pearls.  I guess if we had to choose just one type of design that we love the most we'd have to say modern/sleek with a touch of romance.  Below are some weddings that we've done that are nothing but totally different!!  We love the fact that they are all created by us but look nothing alike. 

This wedding was at Brooksby Farm in Peabody MA.  There's the barn where the dinner reception was held.  And this is the centerpiece that we created for the dinner tables.  A sheet of moss with blue hydrangea, blue delphinium, green apples and a touch of fiddlehead fern shoots!

Talk about different!  This wedding was held in the ballroom of the Fairmont Copley.  It was a room changeover, meaning that the ceremony and the dinner were held in the same room.  Here we did large white stone containers filled with red antiqued hydrangea and red jamestori orchids and an arch created by hand-curved curly willow branches that we sprayed gold.  My favorite part was the red black magic rose petals lining the aisle and the floating candles alongside.

This wedding was at the State Room in Boston.  The centerpiece was very sleek with the submerged orchid look in deep magenta and eggplant.  Here's a little twist on the classic votive.  We cut calla lily heads and wrapped them around the votive for a little wow-factor during the cocktail reception!  ;)

Here are a few of the different bouquets we have created in the past few months.  It's always hard to get good shots of the bouquets since we are always trying to take the pictures before we drop them off to the bridal party! 

Check back again soon for more updates and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fino's First Blog: 2009 Season "Wrap-up"

Alas, we are joining the rest of society and entering the "blogging" world. We are looking forward to updating you all with new photos of our work and talking about some cool stuff that we are doing in the wedding floral world.

2009 was another great year of weddings and wonderful brides!  We enjoyed working at some of our more common venues; the State Room in Boston and the Fairmont Copley but had the pleasure of working at some new places, such as the Cohasset Golf Club, Misselwood at Endicott College, and the Tupor Manor to name a few.

Attached are a few photos to start you off with!  We hope you enjoy them and check back soon for more photos and updates.

Spring mix: Centerpiece of peonies, roses, hydrangea, tulips and orchids

Chuppah with manzanita branch design at base 

Boutonniere for the Groom!

Wheat grass holds the funky place cards made by the bride

Birch-wrapped container for cocktail arrangements

Bride's spring bouquet with gorgeous peonies, ranunculus, roses and freesia

Bridesmaid bouquet with blue hydrangea,
orange roses, black calla lilies and lots of orchids!

Classy orange calla boutonniere
accented with the fun fiddlehead fern.