Monthly Archives: January 2016

20 Stunning Compote Designs by Alicia Schwede

We’re fortunate to have Alicia Schwede, founder of Flirty Fleurs and owner of Bella Fiori, on the Botanical Brouhaha Expert Panel. Alicia’s areas of expertise in the floral industry are many…from social media expert to floral designer to author. But it’s Alicia’s ability to design stunning compote arrangements that keeps me captivated and anxiously awaiting a glimpse of her newest creation. She graciously agreed to gather a collection of her compote designs for me to share with you today. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

Bella Fiori Compote

To see more of Alicia’s work:

Bella Bouquets | Flirty Fleurs Magazine | Flirty Fleurs Website | Bella Fiori

Ammi (False Queen Anne’s Lace)

Just for fun…do you prefer white or chocolate?

Door Blooms Flower Farm

Door Blooms Flower Farm

Katalin Green Flowers | Toni Rae Photography

Katalin Green Flowers | Toni Rae Photography

Ashley Fox Designs

Ashley Fox Designs

Cebolla Fine Flowers

Cebolla Fine Flowers

Darling & Wild

Darling & Wild

Denise Fasanello Flowers | vase by Denise Fasanello

Denise Fasanello Flowers (vase by Denise Fasanello)

Jaclyn Journey | Natalie Watson Photography

Jaclyn Journey | Natalie Watson Photography

On a Limb | The Click Chick Photography blueberry shoot

On a Limb | The Click Chick Photography

The Garden Gate Flower Co | Studio 1208 Photography

The Garden Gate Flower Co (? – correct us if we’re wrong!) | Studio 1208 Photography

Blooms & Flora | Taylor Jackson Photography

Blooms & Flora | Taylor Jackson Photography

Living Dress by Joseph Massie

Joseph Massie

Joseph Massie recently designed this stunning living dress for Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips to wear to the National Television Awards (NTAs). The dress was decorated with real flowers used for homeopathic remedies: clematis, roses, hydrangeas and others.

Joseph Massie

Joseph Massie

Arlene and Joseph are lending their support to a campaign launched by eleven homeopathic charities and associations, including the British Homeopathic Association (BHA) and the Homeopathy Action Trust (HAT). The campaign aims to raise awareness of homeopathy and the organization’s useful and informative website: www.findahomeopath.org.

Joseph Massie

The dress was the inspiration of award-winning floral artist (five consecutive RHS Gold Medals and four Best in Show awards from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show) Joseph Massie. Months of work went into designing and making the dress, with Massie and his team spending over 100 hours painstakingly attaching each petal onto the fabric.

The botanicals used within the dress include Clematis, Roses, Hydrangea, African violets, Olive, Chrysanthemum, Arabicum, Hyacinth and Jasmine, all entwined in Massie’s signature style to create a truly sumptuous bouquet.

Joseph Massie

Joseph Massie

From Joseph: “It was such a pleasure to collaborate with these two leading homeopathic charities to create such a fabulous piece of floral couture for Arlene to wear at the NTA’s. It was a really wonderfully creative project to design a piece of couture that was both, light and elegant, but also able to hold an array of beautiful blooms. Floral couture has always been a big part of my practice, and to work with these charities to promote such a good cause was a real pleasure.”

To see more of Joseph Massie’s work:

www.josephmassie.com

www.josephmassieflowers.com

www.ukschooloffloristry.com

Flowers For The Little Ones

Floral Verde

Floral Verde

Honey of a Thousand Flowers | Jose Villa Photography

Honey of a Thousand Flowers | Jose Villa Photography 

Amy Lynne Originals | Whitebox Photography

Amy Lynne Originals | Whitebox Photo

Holly Chapple Flowers | Jodi Miller Photography

Holly Heider Chapple Flowers | Jodi Miller Photography

Jaclyn Journey | Natalie Watson Photography

Jaclyn Journey | Natalie Watson Photography

Jenna Lam Events | Jose Villa Photography

Jenna Lam Events | Jose Villa Photography

Blooms & Flora | Van Daele Weddings

Blooms & Flora | Van Daele Weddings

Bella Fiori

Bella Fiori

Ladybird Poppy | Kathleen Peachey Photography

Ladybird Poppy | Kathleen Peachey Photography

Floral Asheville | Rachael McIntosh Photography

Flora | Rachael McIntosh Photography

Laura Thomson Design | Kent Avenue Photography

Laura Thomson Design | Kent Avenue Photography

Bloom Floral Design  | Weber Photography

Bloom Floral Design | Weber Photography

BLOOM Floral Design | Weber Photography