Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fino loves Stella and Dot

So after some hesitation--because it was July and wedding season was in full-gear---we agreed to host a Stella and Dot jewelry party for a dear friend. We not only fell in LOVE with the jewelry, we are now Stylists! The baubles are like no other. Featured in InStyle, Lucky, Glamour, and Cosmo to name a few. Celebs are adorning these awesome pieces too! It's a California based company and--get this--the Founder/CEO, Jessica Herrin started the WEDDING! The company is smart and stylish and we are enjoying working with them. Stella and Dot makes a variety of pieces like the bold Charlotte (pearl strands above), the Garden Party Necklace (enamel floral piece), the Petra bracelet and earrings and the Natasha Embroidered Bib (below). They do a great job creating the simple, elegant and delicate pieces too like the Penelope Necklace (worn by and named after Penelope Cruz) and the Mira Bangles.

If you're reading, and you're a BRIDE and you are planning your wedding--CONTACT US to find out how to get free bridesmaid day-of jewelry or gifts.  Host an S&D party and get $300 free jewelry and additional 4 pieces half off. BTW, there are absolutely NO presentations, just some friends and some awesome jewelry.  Email us directly at or go to our website at

Thursday, July 1, 2010

FINO's back to the blogging world...Some June Wedding favorites

Sorry folks for totally slacking on the blogging.  Just after completing a few grueling months of construction on our studio, the busy wedding season began!  We know, we know...these are just poor excuses.  We even took such cool "after" pictures of our renovated studio space BUT of course they are saved on another computer.  We'll get those up here at some point.. Maybe at our 20th year anniversary.  ;)

Moving on to more exciting news.  Here are some of our favorite shots from a couple of recent June weddings.

Alisa & Chris June 2010- Willowdale in Topsfield MA

It was so great working with Alisa and Chris.  They knew exactly what they wanted (Alisa is a designer/artist so she has an incredible eye for things!) but left a lot of the overall design up to us.  We loved their passion for unique flowers and their attention to detail making sure everyting coincided with their "enchanted garden" theme.  Their centerpieces were coppery-brown chargers filled with a bed of moss, succulents and clusters of flowers.  Manzanita branches sprayed in a deep chocolate brown were placed into the moss bed laying assymetrically.  The escort card table was made up of 4 large coppery-brown chargers filled with a low bed of moss.  Alisa wrote the name of each guest on flat black river rocks and placed them on the moss in rows.  The chocolate brown manzanitas placed in a tall cylinder filled with the rocks and orchids tied to the branches added the finishing touch.  The bouquet below was one of the bridesmaids.  The overall colors of the wedding were emerald green, chocolate brown and magenta/purple tones.  Willowdale is such a unique beautiful spot tucked away in the woods ofTopsfield.  This wedding was a perfect fit for the venue.  Congrats to Alisa and Chris! Thank you for letting us take part in your special day.

Flora & Rory (aka "Flory") June 2010 -Boston Public Library

You know when you meet that couple that is just so darn cute together it makes you want to.....well, that's Flory!  We couldnt get over how adorable these two were.  During their mock-up meeting they were both so into the centerpiece and sharing in the discussion on what flowers they loved and the ones they werent so crazy about.  The enthusiasm that they shared in planning their wedding together was admirable!  Their theme for their library wedding was just that...books.  Oh and, lots of romantic and elegant touches.  The flowers were lush and whimsical.  We used cream tones with blends of orange-peach and pink hues too.  The peonies and hydrangea and lots of roses helped make the arrangements full and soft looking.  Flora and Rory, we wish you a wonderful life together!  Thanks for choosing Fino!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Grand Opening-Thursday May 6th 10am-5pm

We are finally ready to open our doors at our new studio location in dowtown Winchester.   The past month or so has been really crazy with all of the renovating and moving but over this time we've come to realize just how great our location is.  Who wouldn't love being a stones throw away from Starbucks (there's a Dunkins too!)?!  And what about Lucia's Ristorante?! The best tasting Italian food comparable to the North End....delicious. Every modern day convenience is just a short walk from our front door.  We've also come to love the strong sense of community that Winchester has.  Everyone has been so friendly and accomodating--are we still in Massachusetts?  ;)  I've had to pinch myself a few times....

Take a look below at some of the pictures of the renovation in progress.  We hope you can make it down on Thursday to say hello! 

Fino Fresh Floral Design
25 Thompson St, Suite 3
Winchester MA

The "upstairs" old view.
Our new Central Air AC/Heat Unit

The many steps and phases of replacing the floors.

New funky drop ceiling tiles!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

GOODBYE 953 Main Street, HELLO 25 Thompson Street

So it's official--Fino is moving!!  As of May 1st we will be operating out of our new studio, 25 Thompson Street, located in the heart of downtown Winchester. 

We are in the process of renovating the space and finding some new furnishings.  It's a bit overwhelming since it's almost 3 times the size of our current location.  There isn't a ton of work to be done, mainly just new floors and paint.  The space is really great overall!

As excited as we are, we will  really miss our old studio.  Especially our fantastic landlords and surrounding business owners.  Not to mention the city of Melrose and it's wonderful community. 

We look forward to our new stomping grounds in Winchester and we hope that you come and stop by to see us!  We will be holding an official OPEN HOUSE soon so check back for the details on that!