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Floral Design Workshop

Poppy Belle Floral Design focuses on many things but each of them is connected the all things beautiful and amazing blooms! Being a Durham Florist we a few times a year offer an amazingly fun event: our floral workshops!

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

A workshop is an evening where our lead designer Amy, takes the time to share her knowledge and experience with you. Guiding you through how different textures, colors, blooms and greenery can work together and different techniques for you to decide how you want to arrange your own centerpiece.

a floral design created at a workshop taught by durham florist poppy belle floral design captured by bow tie collaborative

We provide: the blooms, vase, snacks, wine and the amazing advice and expertise of Amy to help teach and guide you!

You can join us in studio or over Zoom. Which ever way you are most comfortable!

Five women stand in a line holding their floral design created at a floral design workshop taught by durham florist poppy belle floral design

Five women stand in a line holding their floral design created at a floral design workshop taught by durham florist poppy belle floral design captured by bow tie collaborative

So if you are interested in an amazing night of not only learning some basics of floral design but also making your own centerpiece to take home, enjoy some light snacks and wine while you have THE most fun night: then jump on over to our shop page and select workshop to see what dates are coming up to book your spot!

Elevated Design!?!

As Durham florist we love all things flowers but a great way to add dynamic design to your space can be elevated design! Why do I say elevated design instead of centerpieces or florals? Because you can get this dynamic feel without it having to be your centerpiece or even florals!

Bulb candles hung over head table with tiered trio candles and bud vases with greenery designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design at wedding at the Meadows of Raleigh photo taken by Rachel Abi Photography
Photo by: Rachel Abi

We have designed descending bulb candles over the head table at The Meadow of Raleigh earlier this year that gave a nice wow feel without the wow price. Some spaces would be overtaken by heavy greenery or florals overhead but there are so many creative options on how to best showcase your wedding and make it wowing!

Now don’t get me wrong! I love elevated florals and greenery and they can be PERFECTION! But that depends on you, on your vision on your venue.

Take this wedding I had at Cedar Groves Acres!

Reception wow piece designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design

Reception wow piece designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design


Photo Thanks to Aura Marzouk

Don’t limit yourself on the design! We have years and years of experience creating dynamic pieces completely unique to you and your space!
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Photographer: Morgan Caddell

What is your vision? How can we make it a reality?! Jump over to our contact page so we can start on the process of making it come to life!!

Wedding Ceremony Floral Design

As a Durham Florist we provide many services but a passion of mine is to bring romance and love to your wedding day!

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We have been loving this arbor, arch and ring ceremony displays. And it isn’t just because we love flowers but because the ceremony is what brings everyone there that day to celebrate love and this amazing thing called marriage.

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In every photo of the ceremony capturing all your emotions and reactions all the ones that you will look at and recall exactly what it was like to be in that moment, each one will be telling your story beautifully with your color theme and feel of your day. And on the wedding day how better to keep the focus on you and your wedding day but add a wow feature to your ceremony spot! ⁠

Close up with blush white and greenery designed by wedding florist in durham nc

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An arbor, a love circle, you name it: the focal spot of this day is your love and why they all have come.

Bride in wedding dress and groom in blue suit under Ceremony wow floral design of greenery and red, coral and white blooms designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design

Bride in wedding dress and groom in blue suit under Ceremony wow floral design of greenery and red, coral and white blooms designed by durham florist poppy belle floral design

What is fitting for you can vary quite a bit. Are you a lover of whimsical? Classic symmetry? Asymmetrical romance? Do you like the feel of geometric shapes? Do you prefer an industrial feel? Rounded or square?

The options are endless and honestly that is the beauty of a consultation we can discuss how each part of this can perfectly tell the story you desire for your wedding day! We would love to help you with this vision! Jump over to our contact page to get the consultation process started!

Personalized Durham Floral Design For Cooperate Events

Being a local Durham florist I have a deep passion for local business and helping each other create the best service we can to our clients!

Blue fabric draped and topped with two centerpieces of assorted blooms of white and blue florals designed by Durham florist poppy belle floral design taken at Capital City Club by Wedding photographer in Raleigh Nc Rachel Abi Photography

Personalized centerpiece for Corporate event designed by Poppy Belle Floral Design take by Raleigh Wedding photographer Rachel Abi at the Capital City Club

One of the ways I get to serve local businesses large or small is I create a centerpiece or accent wow piece for your luncheons, meetings, galas… you name it. I am here for you to tell me the feel of what you’re looking for and make it come to life with no stress and all the ease!

Large vase of various ivory blooms designed with a whimsical and friendly design for a corporate event by Durham florist poppy belle floral design

Personalized centerpiece for Corporate event designed by Poppy Belle Floral Design take by Raleigh Wedding photographer Rachel Abi at the Capital City Club

This event was brought to me with the understanding of its meeting of the minds about the cotton industry and it was a joy to make sure to tie in all the design ideas into beautiful and personal floral design for this amazing group of people!

Assorted ivory blooms and cotton bunches designed by Durham florist Poppy Belle Floral Design taken by Rachel Abi Photography

Personalized centerpiece for Corporate event designed by Poppy Belle Floral Design take by Raleigh Wedding photographer Rachel Abi at the Capital City Club

If you are a local business and have an event coming up, head over to my contact page and I would love to discuss your vision and how to make it a reality.

Collection of bud vases with ivory blooms and greenery as an accent for the drink buffet at a cooperate event at the capital city club designed by durham florist poppy belle Floral design taken by Rachel Abi Photography

Personalized centerpiece for Corporate event designed by Poppy Belle Floral Design take by Raleigh Wedding photographer Rachel Abi at the Capital City Club

Venue: Capital City Club
Photographer: Rachel Abi Photography

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.

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I’m excited to see you there!

Talking Ceremony Design with Durham Florist

Hi! We are Poppy Belle Floral Design Durham Florists and I wanted to talk about wedding ceremony design.  As Durham florists we of course love flowers and more flowers!  But that is not the reason we suggest a design for your ceremony!

Bride in lace dress kisses groom in grey suit under geometric archway with floral design of blush and greenery design by durham florist poppy belle floral design

This wedding is all about your love.  All about your vows and this amazing ceremony starting your marriage. As such there is a focus and investment of décor to accent this focus.  To create romance and display the hard work and time of your vision.    

As it should be, there will be so many pictures from your wedding that will be focused on your ceremony.  Your tears and smiles overtake your face in this life altering event.  If you have a ceremony design not only will you shine but your theme and design will shine!  You will have a cohesive story in your photos and those images will showcase your love, which is what brought us all together for this beautiful event, and your vision in a stunning way!  

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Imagine it…You are jittery, excited but also nervous… it’s time you are walking down the aisle towards your soon to be spouse… and around them are pops of all the hard work and ambiance of romance you have been cultivating this entire time.

There is an arbor with fresh and beautiful blooms arching over your spouse, the smell comes with the breeze as you walk towards them.  
Ceremony flowers of blushes and greenery with geometric arch design by durham florist poppy belle floral design

Image after image of you holding hands and tearing up sharing your love in words to seal your forever future.  Each image shows off the beautiful colors, blossoms and romance of your wedding day

What do you want your wedding ceremony flowers to look like? 

Photos compliments to Dedrie and John

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