Yearly Archives: 2018

BB Podcast Episode 12: Fiona Pickles

“It’s very much about feeding my soul and making me happy.”

Fiona Pickles

Fiona Pickles | Belle and Beau Fine Art Photography 

Today we’re sitting down with Fiona Pickles, owner of Firenza Floral Design based in West Yorkshire in the UK to discuss:

  • her unique talent related to event delivery
  • how she utilizes interns and freelancers in her business
  • the subject of some of her most popular Instagram posts
  • her proficient use of social media and why she appreciates it
  • how she grew her business into a business model that feeds her soul
  • her experience hosting past workshops and her plans for another Large Installation Workshop in 2018 (detail to be announced in the near future!)

Firenza Gathering Blossom Workshop | Belle and Beau Fine Art Photography 

Links mentioned in Episode Twelve:

The Artist’s Granddaughter – An Editorial |  Belle and Beau Fine Art Photography 

Links to Fiona’s Past Workshops:

Coming April 2018 – Fiona will be teaching at the Chapel Designers Scotland workshop in Glasgow.

Above: Firenza Large Installation Workshop 2017 | Belle and Beau Fine Art Photography 

Fiona Pickles Links of Interest:

Website Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | One-to-One Training

Firenza Floral Design | Naomi Kenton Photography

Botanical Escort Card Displays

Fleur | Estera Events |Natalie Probst Photography

Gypsy Floral | Katherine O’Brien Photography | Bird Dog Wedding | Boarding School Collective 

The Bella Bloom Co | Him and Her Events 

Betty Flowers Santorini | Santorini Glam Weddings | Ben Yew Photography

With Wild and Grace | Brightly Ever After | L & L Events

Flower Vibes | Dana Fernandez Photography

Southern Fried Paper | Jacin Fitzgerald The Left Handed Calligrapher

Kate Avery Flowers


Flowers + Geometric Shapes

Bramble & Bee | Ashlen Sydney Photography

Buds of Brooklyn

Eve Floral Co | Tonya Epsy Photography | Cake, Hope & Love

Floressence | Natalie Watson Photography

Floribunda Rose | Green Antlers Photography

Ivy & Eve Flowers

Blush & Vine | Jared Smith / Sugar & Cloth

Parsonage Events | Shanell Photography

Modern Day Floral | Paige Gabert Photography

Sweet Blossoms | Lauren Fair Photography

Layered Vintage | Kelsey Albright Photography

BB Podcast Episode 11: Maxine Owens

“You’re only as good as your last event.”

Maxine Owens

Today we’re sitting down with Maxine Owens, owner of The Southern Table in Dallas, Texas to discuss:

  • how her background in retail and science prepared her for opening a flower business
  • her thoughts on hiring, managing, encouraging, and keeping freelancers
  • how she structured her business to take summers off and refuel
  • her love of people and the joy she finds in teaching others
  • her collaboration with Type A Society for Claire Pettibone’s Four Seasons Campaign prior to NY Fashion Week
  • where she finds inspiration

The Southern Table | Charla Storey Photography

Links mentioned in Episode Eleven:

The Southern Table | Ben Q Photography

Maxine Owens Links of Interest:

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

The Southern Table |   Lauren Peele Photography

The Southern Table | Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Claire Pettibone 

Poinsettia Recap From Holidays 2017

We know the holidays are over and poinsettia design ideas will soon be filed away in our minds until the next holiday season approaches. Before moving forward, however, we can’t help but recap some of the beautiful designs we saw this season. Thanks for an inspiring holiday, everyone!

Bows and Arrows | Sarah Kate Photography

Fleurs Tremolo


Epoch Floral

Honeysuckle & Hilda

Nature’s Grace Design

Fleur Tremolo (LOVE this color!)


Venus and Co

Jo Flowers