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.

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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Corporate Plantscaping

LaFleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora is not your average florist...did you know that we service some of your favorite spots all over Tucson?  That's right, we have a handful of our designs in restaurants, retail, corporate business, and landscaping firms.  We offer fresh flowers and living plants all rotated either weekly, or monthly.

Some of our past and present customers include;

Barre 3 Side Car Falora Maynard's Market + Kitchen Hotel Congress Saint House Rum Bar 47 Scott Agustin Kitchen Mast Food For Ascension Tap & Bottle Santa Rita Landscaping Rick Joy Architects Latitude Aerospace Engineering Baker + Hesseldenz

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Plants reduce stress and increase productivity in the workplace, our clients have discovered that adding living plants or fresh flora is essential to creating and maintaining a healthy and profitable environment.  Not only have plants shown to enhance worker productivity by 12% and reduce busy office noise, plant-filled rooms contain 50% to 60% fewer airborne molds and bacteria!

To learn more about our business to business program, or to set up a consultation, email us at info@lafleurplantscapes.com

New Years Nuptials

This New England couple rang in the new year with "I do!"  Great views at the Ritz Carlton, two adorable french bulldogs, beautiful fresh flora, and fireworks to end the night...what more could you ask for?

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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

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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.

ImageGuests were seated in a spiral and the wedding rings were blessed by passing them around to family and friends.They burned sage, called in the four directions of the Cherokee medicine wheel, the Seven Jewish Blessings were revised to represent their same-sex marriage and they displayed a ancestor altar.

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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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

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Garden Wedding Chic

We recently styled the floral arrangements for Loren Galesi and Nick Joyce's wedding at Tohono Chul Park in Tucson. This gorgeous spring wedding was relaxed yet chic. It celebrated the new beginning of Nick and Loren's life amidst the bloom of spring in Tohono Chul's first wedding and reception held exclusively in the park.

LaFleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora used seasonal wildflowers, white anemones, ranunculus, succulents, and lots of texture to create romantic, garden-themed arrangements. Crystal baubles, bengaline linens and delicate succulents planted in mercury glass added extra charm to centerpieces and ceremony décor.

From start to finish every single detail of this garden soiree was perfectly captured by Neil Kreuser Photography and highlighted this couples love of nature, family and each other.

February Plant of the Month: Lisianthus

This month's featured plant gives a nod to the month of love with special meaning that celebrates passion and romance. The Lisianthus flower is an herbaceous annual that loves the warm sunny regions of the southwestern United States, Mexico, and northern regions of South America. This flower resembles a peony or rose and ranges in color from deep purple to pale pink to pure white. For hundreds of years, this flower was given as a gift between lovers to show a deep admiration and physical desire. With such an intense message attached, it's no wonder that it is a favorite flower of those with the sign Sagittarius - especially those with intense, outgoing personalities. Lisianthus make a great addition to bouquets for late spring and early summer weddings. Their leaves have a velvety, succulent-like look; and the petals of the flower are delicate and open like a full mouth waiting to be kissed. Because of the wide range of colors and extreme heat tolerance, Lisianthus can easily be incorporated into any design for a unique touch that communicates so much more than meets the eye!

Contact me today to find out more about how La Fleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora can help you design unique, colorful floral arrangements for all your event needs. I look forward to working with you!

ENGAGED!!

While love is still in the air, let's talk weddings. Valentine's Day is a popular day for lover's around the world to express hopes for a future together with an engagement ring or promise ring. And even though you may still be riding high from your sweetheart popping the big question on V-day, it's never too early to come back to earth to start planning your big day. Believe me, the days fly by fast; and before you know it, you're big day will be here. How can you keep on top of all the to-do's to make sure your day is as special as you've dreamed? Let La Fleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora handle all of your floral needs. A florist should be secured about nine months before the big day so you have plenty of time to get specific flowers, succulents, and colors of plants ordered and delivered on time. Have an idea of what flowers and colors you'd like in your bouquet, the bridesmaids bouquets, corsages for mother's, and boutonnières. Most likely, you'll want the same types of plants and color scheme carried out in your center pieces and table arrangements. Contact me today to set up a free consultation so we have plenty of time to plan for your wedding.

It is my pleasure to make your floral arrangements as beautiful as the bride they celebrate. I look forward to working with you!

Sweet Dreams, Valentine

I recently ran across an article that talked about a popular Valentine's Day tradition from eighteenth centuryEngland. Single young women would put bay leaves under their pillows at night, believing they would dream of their true love. This is just the kind of folklore I love. It also inspired me to think of another great way to express love with plants and flora this Valentine's Day. Combing things like bay leaves (laurel) or rosemary (traditional English symbol of fidelity) with traditional Valentine's Day flowers like roses brings a twist of tradition and fun superstition to the holiday. I personally prefer creating arrangements with flowers, plants, and herbs that are full of meaning. I like to attach a card to the arrangement explaining what each plant is and what it represents. It gives so much meaning to the gift. Tell your sweetheart she is the woman of your dreams with a bouquet of bay leaves and roses. Promise your unswerving devotion with a bunch of fresh rosemary. An arrangement of hyacinth tells him you will love him for as long as time endures. How beautiful that we can express the most beautiful of emotions with some of the most beautiful creations in nature.

La Fleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora will create a memorable, meaningful Valentine's Day arrangement for your true love. Contact me today to order your custom designed arrangement in time for Valentine's Day.

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, but Succulents are Green

I admit it! I am a hopeless romantic at heart. I believe in true love, love at first sight, and soul mates. I guess that's why I love Valentine's Day so much. Any time we can express to those we love how much we love them, well, I think that's worth celebrating. Even though I'm a romantic, I don't necessarily like to limit my Valentine's Day arrangements to the clichéd expressions we have of love. Don't get me wrong; I love roses and violets. I hope these flowers are given, grown, and cultivated forever. They are beautiful plants worth tending. I just think our expressions of love should be as unique as the people we are thinking of when we make them. Instead of a traditional bouquet of roses this year, tell the special guy or gal in your life how "hot" they are with bouquet of chilies. Let your partner know you value their commitment to a greener planet with a sustainable succulent arrangement that can be cultivated in an outdoor or indoor garden for years. Better yet, establish a container arrangement this year that you can add to for years to come, letting it grow along with your life together. And if all these suggestions don't quite inspire, I design a beautiful arrangement of roses that will express how lovely and beautiful you think your loved one is.

Contact me today to order your arrangements in time for Valentine's Day. La Fleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora is committed to providing you with the best customer service and highest quality arrangements for all your floral needs. I look forward to working with you!

February: The Month of Love

I think it would be fair to say that when February rolls around, pretty much everyone thinks of Valentine's Day. Love, hearts, candy, flowers...these are all the traditional images of how we say, "I love you," to those most special people in our lives. I encourage you to celebrate love in all the forms it takes in your life this year. Don't forget to tell your sweetheart how much he or she means to you. Better yet, show them how much you love them with a living arrangement from La Fleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora. I can custom design arrangements for you to commemorate any special event. Do you remember what flowers were in your wife's wedding bouquet? I can create an arrangement using the same flowers and color palate. Does your mother have a favorite flower or plant? Let me know, and I can build a container garden for her that will last for years. Do you have a crush on someone special? How about surprising him at his office with a sustainable arrangement or succulent to add warmth, life, and a reminder of how much he's valued. La Fleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora is committed to creating unique arrangement that will capture the magic of your feelings for that special person in your life. Contact me today to secure your arrangement in time for Valentine's Day.

Special Container Packages Good Through March 1, 2012!

It has been a dream of mine to settle in Tucson since first driving through the desert as a college student in search of pristine views and eco-conscious living more than fifteen years ago. When the opportunity presented itself to make the move, I jumped at the chance and haven't regretted the decision for a moment. I find the desert to be a welcome place. A place that inspires me to be both my personal and professional best. I have room here to chase my dreams and make them my reality. I have found a supportive community ready to embrace the ideas of La Fleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora; and for that, I am eternally grateful.To thank you for welcoming LaFleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora to Tucson, I am offering a 20 percent discount for any design work or events booked before March 1, 2012 and scheduled to occur before June 1, 2013. I am also offering existing container plantings with a seasonal rotation of desert flora starting as low as $40 a container! Contact us today for special promotional pricing starting as low as $200 on outdoor patio container packages, rooftop gardens, courtyard and entrance plantscapes.

To take advantage of this special offer, contact LaFleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora at 520.548.1338. You can also learn more by visiting our website, www.lafleurplantscapes.com I look forward to working with you!