Holiday Show Stopping Centerpieces!

Hosting your family for the holidays this year? Don’t want to have it be just like any other year but instead want make a impression?

Fall display of blooms with accent of pinecones creating a beautiful hanging impressive display for family gatherings on holidays of oranges, red, and pinecones designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design

Wow piece designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design

As a Durham Florist, Poppy Belle Floral Design efforts to serve our community in any way we can. As such we offer the chance for you to get custom designed centerpieces for your family gatherings this holiday season! To help you make your décor stand out against a crowd!

Centerpiece with greens dusty coral and texture for boho fall floral designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design

Centerpiece with greens dusty coral and texture for boho fall floral designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design

Whether it is for your table centerpiece, over your mantel or an accent on your family buffet we offer the chance to make your family event really pop and wow your guests!

There is limited space on these pieces so act fast!

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Flower Subscirptions

One of the many things that as a Durham Florist, Poppy Belle Floral Design specializes in is serving our local business owners! As such we offer an amazing service to our local Durham business: flower subscriptions.

Subscription arrangement greenery with assorted blooms designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design

array of pink blooms and greenery in a single arrangement designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design

How it works is we work with each client personally and uniquely to their needs. This is worked out with a personal consult. After this consultation determining exactly what is the best fit for your business: we design and hand deliver a weekly or monthly unique and fresh arrangements for your business without you having to think about it or even lift a finger!

Array of blooms with pink roses and greenery in a white vase designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design

Array of blooms with pink roses and greenery in a white vase designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design

There are no worrying about the details. We will make sure the design is perfect for your needs with the best blooms to create an even better service and esthetic for your clients!

asymmetrical design of white and purple flowers surrounded by greenery designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design

asymmetrical design of white and purple flowers surrounded by greenery designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design

Interested in hearing more or getting a free personal consult?! Contact us and we will get you scheduled during a time that fits you best!

Floral Workshop with Durham Florist

As a local durham florist we wear many hats but all of them include flowers! 😀

One of the highlights of my year is when I hold my floral classes! I only get the chance to do so a few times a year but it is so great to spend a lovely evening with amazing people and get to spread my love and expertise of floral design!
a floral design created at a workshop taught by durham florist poppy belle floral design captured by bow tie collaborative

We take a night and I provide the flowers, vases, snacks, a bit of wine and all the tips and tricks I can pile into a night. You get to walk away with a design all your own and one of the most fabulous nights out on the town!

Two women stand next to each other creating a floral design at a workshop taught by durham florist poppy belle floral design captured by bow tie collaborative

If you love learning and growing while having a great night with loads of fun and often new friends: take a look at our classes schedule and book one.

Five women standing in a line holding floral arrangements laughing taught by durham florist poppy belle floral design

I’m excited to see you there!

Top 3 Flowers Chosen for Wedding Floral Arrangements

Flowers will be a big part of your wedding! Actually, they will pose as the main element of décor. Therefore, they should be chosen with care! After all, you will want to showcase beautiful displays for your big day.

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However, with many flowers to choose from, you may be curious as to which blooms would be best for your own nuptials.

We believe that every wedding should showcase gorgeous floral arrangements! That’s why, here at Poppy Belle Design, as Raleigh wedding florists, we have gathered the top three flowers chosen for wedding floral arrangements, to inspire your own big day. If you would like to discover what these flowers are, be sure to read on:

  • Roses

    Of course, roses top the list when it comes to the most popular flower chosen for weddings! These tried and true blooms symbolize romance, and their intricate appearance prompts couples to want to showcase them throughout their big day. Presented in an array of colors, from reds to pinks, you can discover the perfect hue to complement your wedding color scheme.

  • Hydrangeas

    The abundant and elegant appearance of hydrangeas certainly adds a dash of sophistication to any arrangement they are placed within. Posing as the perfect filler flowers, these blooms are adored by couples! However, know that hydrangeas can showcase a gorgeous appearance all on their own as well. In addition, they are typically chosen in white, but are highlighted in other colors as well, such as blue.

  • Peonies

    Sweet and simple, and anything but lackluster, peonies are certainly one of a kind blooms! The tender presentation that is showcased by these lovely flowers will add a dash of romance to any arrangement they are placed within. Subtle pinks are the go-to color when it comes to peonies, allowing you to highlight a little love with this intricate bloom.

Every couple deserves to have stunning floral arrangements on their big day! These are just a few flowers that you could choose to comprise your own arrangements.

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Are you ready to plan your own blooms with a wedding florist in Raleigh, North Carolina? If so, please get in touch with us here at Poppy Belle Design, as we would be pleased with the opportunity to be yours!

 

Photo Credit: Vesic Photography

Pascale & Tim’s Wedding Day, event with Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by Joe Payne Photography, Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Pascale and Tim’s wedding day was a beautiful blend of cultures and traditions from their family’s Lebanese and Japanese backgrounds, as well as, American wedding traditions.  The backdrop for the ceremony was Umstead Park on the Umstead Hotel & Spa’s grounds, with an indoor ceremony, in a ballroom within the Hotel.  Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, had the privilege to create blush and white garden style arrangements as the focal points for both the ceremony & reception.  We were thankful and honored to work with such a wonderful team of vendors that created such a great day for the bride and groom!

Floral Design: Knots ‘N Such

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Umstead Hotel & Spa

Photography: Joe Payne Photography

Assistant Photographer: Erin Costa Photography

Wedding Coordinator: A Southern Soiree

Officiant: Father Christopher Ross, Celestial Ceremonies

Cake: Sugarland

Musicians: Arioso Strings

Hair & Make-Up: The Make-Up Culture

DJ/Emcee/Photobooth: DJ Rang

Lighting: Sparks Productions

Rentals: Party Reflections

Videography: Thomas Blake Films

It was truly a joy to work with this precious couple.  I wish them a lifetime of happiness and love!  Visit the gallery today to see more of the amazing photographs from this wedding and other weddings.

Outdoor Ceremony Space

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

ceremony-flowers

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Couple Flowers

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Bridal Bouquet

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Reception Venue

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Reception Table Decor

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Centerpiece Photo

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

We love hearing from our brides and how they felt about their wedding flowers.  Pascale left this sweet message on our WeddingWire page.  “Amy is amazing! We worked on my wedding flowers together. She understood my vision so well and has such good taste when it comes to creating beautiful bouquets and centerpieces. She was SO responsive replying to my emails very timely. She is extremely flexible and accommodating as well. I changed my mind so many times during the design process and she was always happy to make the adjustments and to work with me to bring my vision into a reality. She was always smiling, friendly and just a great vendor who made the wedding planning process much much easier. If you have the chance to work with her, you should grab it! Very highly recommended!”

Please contact us today if you are in the market for a wedding planner and florist!  We look forward to hearing from you!

XOXO,

Amy

 

Metal & Gold Inspired Shoot, an event with Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature image by Nieto Photography.  Knots ‘N Such is a Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist.

I am so excited to finally share this blog!  This past September I had the opportunity to provide florals for an amazing avant garde inspiration shoot.  I rarely do shoots anymore, but this concept from my friend Jessica was too hard to turn down!

It was really hard for me to choose just a few pictures today, so please take time to check out the full gallery for many more of my favorites from this high fashioned shoot!  Also many thanks to all the vendors that I had the opportunity to work with that day; you guys truly are amazing!

The cherry on top? We were all sooo excited when our targeted wedding blog, ISO:Alt published us! See it here!

Floral and tabletop design: Poppy Belle Design Event Planning & Design

Photography: Nieto Photography

Concept & Calligrapher: The Oblique Pen

Venue: 21c Museum Hotel

Tux: Bernard’s Formal Wear

Cake: Cakes by Chloe

Hair: Wedding Hair by Liz

Makeup: Wink Hair & Makeup

Rentals: American Party Rentals

metal and gold wedding inspiration bridal photo and details

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration bridal bouquet close up

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration bridal florals

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration bridal party widest

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration bridal party profile

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration arm corsage

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration bridal bouquet

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration couple photography

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration groom floral details

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration groom photo

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration groom boutonniere photo

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration tables cape

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration table florals

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration cake photography

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

I hope you enjoyed these photos as much as I do every time I see them.  These are going down in PBD history as a fave project!  If you’re looking for a wedding florist who is not afraid to take some risks, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

XOXO,

Amy

Jamie and Evan’s Wedding Day, an event with Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by J. Parker Photography. Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist. 

This past year, I was honored to be asked by a fellow wedding vendor to provide her wedding day flowers! This truly is the highest honor a vendor can receive in this industry!  It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony with an indoor reception at The Glenwood Raleigh, one of my favorite venues. (I mean look at the surroundings – it looks like a national park!)  Then to put the cherry on top, the wedding was published in Weddings Magazine, the local go-to wedding resource for modern couples in the Triangle. To say it was a delight is an understatement!

You can see all of our favorite pictures in the gallery on our website, but here is just snippet from that gorgeous day! Hello lush blush yumminess! We used ranunculus, roses, silver dollar eucalyptus, dusty miller, and jasmine vine to name a few! But seriously, Jamie is so gorgeous, she could make anything look amazing!

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

What a privilege it was to provide the flowers for this amazing couple. We would love to help you with flowers for your wedding or upcoming event.  Please contact Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, today, so we can begin planning your vision!

XOXO,

Amy

Allison and Andy’s Wedding Day, Event with Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by Jaime Blow Photography. Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist.

Today, now that it is beginning to feel more spring like, I want to share with you a beautiful wedding that I got to be a part of last June. Allison and Andy had a beautiful day and the flowers are still some of my favorites.  Their venue was the industrial and charming The Rickhouse in Durham, NC.  Here’s the lineup for the vendor dream team:

Now enjoy some of my favorite pictures of their coral, blush, and mint wedding! We used coral charm peonies, mint foliage, freesia and quicksand roses, just to name a few. Love!

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Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

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I know photos cannot capture the complete beauty of the day, but when I think back to this wedding, the flowers, the couple, the atmosphere: it just makes me swoon.  Thanks to Allison and Andy for letting Knots ‘N Such, a Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, be a part of your special day. Contact us today if we can help you with planning and flowers at your wedding!

XOXO,

Amy

Team Flower Workshop, Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by Heather Payne Photography.  Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist.

Last year, I had the opportunity to attend a Team Flower workshop in Boone, NC.  Kelley treated us to luxurious accommodation in a mountain-top cabin.  Designers from all over the southeast attended and what a pleasure it was to have such amazing support.  The first day we had an in-depth discussion of business practices, workflows, and pricing strategies.  The second and third day was spent doing hands-on design.  The beautiful blooms were provided by many local farms, including a fellow Chapel Designer and Team Flower member, Susan Wright of Shady Grove Gardens.  On the last day, Heather Payne Photography attended to take professional images of our work.  Shout out to Kelly from Team Flower who showered us with beautiful gifts, food, and education.  It was truly a delight, and I’m excited to share with you some of the images of my work done there.

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

 

I would love to share with you the awesome things I learned from this event.  If you are looking for floral design for your wedding, corporate event, or a weekly floral subscription, please contact Knots ‘N Such today! Thanks Team Flower for such a fantastic event and for reigniting my passion!

XOXO,

Amy

Our Favorite Trend: The Hoop, tips from Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

I love how wedding trends are always evolving and changing.  Studying and trying new decor and arrangements are a love of mine.  One trend that has really caught my eye (and one that I would love to see make its way into the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill wedding scene) is the use of hoops.  These are not your grandmother’s normal embroidery hoops. Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh wedding planner and florist, is here to share with you how you might incorporate the hoops trend into your wedding day design.

  1. Bouquets
    • Maybe you are looking for a unique take on a bouquet for your wedding day.  Taking an embroidery hoop, a florist can cover the hoop with a variety of florals and greenery to create an eye catching and remarkable bouquet.  It also has the added benefit of being easy to carry and can easily set on your arm, in case you need it.
  2. Backdrops and Hanging Decor
    • Another way to incorporate hoops into your wedding day is into wall decor, like the one on the picture above. Thinking of the ceremony side of things, you might create a beautiful and eye-catching backdrop of hoops with a variety of sizes. At the reception, you can create a focal point that draws the guests eye to places like the cake table or sweetheart table. The center of the hoops can be covered with wire, thread, fabric, etc. to create a unique touch and beautiful photography.
  3. Chandeliers
    • Like backdrops and hanging decor, another way to incorporate hoops is with chandelier-like pieces.  Use of greenery and Christmas lights can help define the center of the dance floor.  For an outdoor wedding, you might think about hanging a variety of hoops from trees to create a “Secret Garden” like atmosphere.
  4. Seating Charts, Table Numbers, and Other Unique Details
    • I have seen a variety of ways to have your seating chart displayed: mirrors, chalkboards, wooden features, etc.  You can also use a hoop as a way to get people to their seats.  Having a hoop seating chart can then tie into smaller hoops with table numbers and other unique table scape features that tie your theme together.

As a wedding planner and florist, in my consultations, I really urge my brides to see the importance of cohesiveness.  Creating the same look and style from end to end.  Thinking flowers, colors, shapes, metallics, etc.  Use of hoops can be a cohesive unit, tying the wedding together from ceremony to reception.  Check out this Pinterest search on a variety of decor ideas involving this trend. Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, would love to talk and work with you to use the trend of hoops in your wedding. Stay tuned for next week as we talk about more bouquet alternatives.  Contact us today!

XOXO,

Amy