Google's Zeitgeist Conference 2015

IMG_07641 The design team at Atelier de LaFleur cannot begin to express our appreciation for contributing floral and plant design’s to Google’s Zeitgeist Conference for the third year in a row! This year's event was located at the extravagant and gorgeous Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia, one of the top hotels in the scottsdale area! With the inclusion of thousands of bare-rooted cacti and succulents in glass, a grand air plant wall and hundreds of native Sonoran desert plants throughout the venue, it was an event of design magnitude. Thank you to Sparks for your impeccable aesthetic and support, we are beyond honored!

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Handcrafted Artisan Wedding

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We recently collaborated with some of Tucson's finest to create a beautiful "kinfolk" inspired wedding shoot.  Photographer Elizabeth McDonnell invited us to her family's ranch in Patagonia, AZ to design and style the decor and floral for this heart warming project.  Be sure to view our time lapse production at the end of the blog! Atelier de LaFleur specializes in event production, wedding planning, decor styling and exquisite floral.

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Flowers/Styling/ Design: Atelier de LaFleur

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Lead Photographer: Elizabeth McDonnell Photography

http://elizabethmcdonnellphotography.com

Second Photographer/ second shooter: Kelsey Shirley Photography

http://kelseyshirleyphotography.com

Fresh organic vegetables/ herbs/ produce: Sleeping Frog Farm

http://sleepingfrogfarms.com

 Clothing styling/ wardrobe/ Brides custom made dress/ Jewelry: Avenue Boutique

http://shopavenueboutique.com

Hair styling & make up: Studio 110

http://www.studio110tucson.com

Cake: Sugar Song Cakes http://www.sugarsongcakes.com/

Stationary/ Menu/ Invites/ Place cards: DeFilippis Designs https://www.facebook.com/defilippisdesigns

 Handmade Local Whiskey: Whiskey Del Bac

http://hamiltondistillers.com

Handcrafted Local Beer: Dragoon Brewery 

http://www.dragoonbrewing.com

Local Bread: Time Market

https://www.facebook.com/TimeMarketTucson

Local Wine: Arizona Stronghold & Pillsbury wine company 

Purchased at Time Market

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Handcrafted Olive Oil: Queen Creek Olive Mill

http://www.queencreekolivemill.com

Dreamy Florals

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At first glance you may not think that this wedding was photographed in Tucson...simply gorgeous right?  That's what we think too!

Exquisite wedding floral and decor by Atelier de LaFleur.

Wedding Floral & Decor Stylist- Atelier de LaFleur

Photography- Elyse Hall Photography

Hair & Make-up- I Do Hair & Makeup

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Wedding Style

We get asked to plan, design and style weddings of all shapes and sizes and it's always fun to collaborate with other vendors in the process. Photographers Casia + Eric Fletcher, with Purple Nickel, a boutique portrait photography studio based in Tucson are some of our favs!  We always feel extra special when they agree to take on one of our weddings, because they specialize in creating custom art using architecture, interior design and unique backgrounds.  Combine their talent and the honor of being asked to style a fellow wedding planners wedding and WOW!  Magic happens! Wedding Stylist- Colleen LaFleur Atelier de LaFleur

Photogragphers- Casia & Eric Fletcher Purple Nickel Studio

Venue- Maynard's Kitchen

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Downtown Tucson Wedding

No need to write my own blog for this one...Rachel Solomon with Rachel Solomon Photography captured the natural beauty of this downtown Tucson wedding.  How convenient that it was so close to home!?!

LaFleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora designed all the wedding floral and styled the wedding decor.

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Gorgeous white wedding at Stillwell House

LOVE this wedding!   The wedding floral by Atelier de LaFleur included gorgeous dahlias, scabiosa, white anemones, garden roses and the bride's signature flora "Jasmine".  Photography by Elyse Hall.

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For the second year in a row LaFleur Plantscapes has provided Google's Zeitgeist Conference with innovative eco-friendly flora. This year from start to finish the entire conference was embellished with living plants by LaFleur. Not one cut flower in the mix. Indigenous specimens, succulents and over 5,000 air plants made this installation a show stopper. The team at LaFleur worked tirelessly in triple digits to create vignettes of living beauty.

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Gorgeous Botanical Wedding

LaFleur's wedding designer Brittany Pena created gorgeous florals for a recent wedding at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.  Brittany accessorized the couple with beautiful plants and flowers including- peonies, air plants, succulents and aloes.  Photos by Patrick Grimes  10257403_10203627350621468_1292742561484440366_o 10298508_10203627376742121_715974096769523737_o 10286927_10203627380422213_8420113169596462591_o

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Vertical Gardening

Vertical gardening is on the rise. You can call them what you like...living walls, eco-walls, green walls or even wall art.  Such walls may be indoors or outside, freestanding or attached and come in a great variety of sizes. LaFleur Plantscapes can design and install a wall that's right for you.

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The Backup Plan

Tucson averages 11 inches of rain per year translating to about 48 days of measurable precipitation.  Many clients choose Tucson because they know the odds are in their favor. Gorgeous mountains, beautiful desert flora, warm temperatures and sun!  Well we know better...don't we... How does LaFleur Plantscapes make their New York bride feel like she's in the warm, sunny desert on a rainy day?  We rally the team and execute the back up plan, bringing in over 100 tropical plants and cacti to create a mobile greenhouse inside of a clear tent.

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Floral Details

Most of our events are big affairs with plenty of pomp and circumstance, but this one was an intimate sunset wedding and we can't stop gushing over the photos! table 8

The lovely Tanque Verde Guest Ranch...yes we've styled quite a few events at this venue and we think it's because their clients love our design aesthetic.  Clean, natural, modern yet classic, eco-friendly floral design.

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LaFleur Plantscapes Supports Same-Sex Weddings

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In light of the current Arizona Senate bill allowing businesses to discriminate against our LGBTQI brothers and sisters, we felt compelled to share one of our recent same-sex weddings.  We are a downtown Tucson business that fully supports and is willing to serve our community regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender and disability. 

This story is so close to home because it starts with one of our own, Amelia, Lead Designer and Manager of Atelier de LaFleur who recently married her best friend and partner in life Callie.  These two beautiful women met in the bay area 9 years ago and this summer they decided to tie the knot.

It was very important to both of them to create a ceremony that portrayed their spiritual beliefs. They specifically wanted to create an experience where everyone would feel included and the importance of the day would  fill their guests hearts with unconditional love.

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Every detail of the ceremony and reception was styled by Amelia.  Hand-crafted banners, table numbers and party favors were made by family and friends and decor props were provided by LaFleur.

Amelia designed a bouquet that included hand picked cotton from a field in Alabama, dahlias, poppy pods, delphiniums and lace leaf dusty miller.

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Scout (American Bulldog), Luna (Olde English Bulldog), and Shelby (Olde French Bulldog) participated in the ceremony as ring bearers and additional entertainment throughout the evening.

LaFleur feels so honored to feature Amelia and Callie's wedding and we strongly believe their message of love and acceptance is universal.  We will continue to support same sex weddings, serving the entire Tucson community.

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Photography- Brian Byrne

Floral & Decor- Amelia with LaFleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora

Happy 2014!

WOW...I had no idea...2013  would exceed my expectations in every way!  I am so thankful for my beautifully talented and extremely dedicated team.  There's a standing joke that I require four things to get an internship or position with our firm ...

  1. Comfortable cowboy boots
  2. A little black dress
  3. Red lipstick
  4. The ability to lift 60 lb. in a dress, boots with red lipstick on and not bitch about it.

I hired all of my designers serendipitously. They are the happy accidents that every employer wishes for.  I feel so blessed to design along side them every week. Thank you- Amelia, Brittany, Megan, Lizzy, Nicole and Claire

Here's a few photos of our 2013 fall events- Image Image Image Image photography-Oz Visuals                              venue- Tubac Golf Resort

Image photography-Josh Snyder                                venue- Stillwell House

Image photography-Chris Richards                    venue- Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain

Image photography- Josh Snyder                        venue- Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain

Image photography-Chris Richards                                  venue- Hacienda Del Sol

Danielle photography-Jacob Chinn                          venue- Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain

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