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We are so happy that you came to visit our blog! Bella Signature Design focuses on creating a custom, stylish event that is highly personal, with details that synergistically come together to create an atmosphere that is a direct reflection of you. My passion, as a designer, is to infuse your event with all the little things that speak to who you are, and to share that with your guests in a stylish, unexpected way. Our blog will be changing in the next few weeks to reflect our vision and our passion, so hang on for the ride and enjoy!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Green Tuesdays: Green floral practices

A bright bouquet of organic flowers: Flame calla lillies, roses and peonies, by Bella Signature Design. Yum!

Here at Bella Signature Design, we use both green practices in our daily floral work, as well as offering organic and sustainable flowers when available or desired.

What kinds of practices, you ask?

  • Only use floral foam when necessary: most brands of floral foam are not bio degradable and include carcinogenic ingredients such as formaldehyde and carbon black. The formaldehyde leaches into the water, and can off-gas.
  • We never use liquid chemicals in our designs or cut flowers - no flower food, products to make them last longer, etc. We find that by hand-picking the freshest blooms, using quality suppliers and proper hydrating methods, our blooms last as long or longer than florists who dunk their flowers into chemicals.
  • we try to use north american flowers first, to avoid the transportation of flowers from south america (where many roses come from). South american roses are also almost always dipped in fungicide!
  • We have cutting rights in many local farms and gardens, and can get organic hydrangea, garden roses, tulips. calla lillies and dahlias, which also supports these local farms. Not to mention all the fabulous greens (and yet our work is still super lush!)
  • we recycle all our packaging
  • we email invoices, design proposal and about everything else we can. we pay business bills online.
  • we turn our floral coolers off when not in use!
When most brides think of organic flowers, they envision wild-flower bouquets or lots of green. Bella Signature Design is known for it's lush look - even when we do use organic and sustainable blooms. Any style, whether contemporary, garden, or superlush can use organic flowers, so don't be afraid to ask your floral designer if they can use any sustainable or organic blooms in your arrangements!

Next green tuesday, more about organic flowers themselves!


*swankytables*Annette April 28, 2009 at 10:45 AM  

Great tips and suggestions brides can use when deciding on a florist. So jealous you are heading to Eventology! Have a great time!

A Hot Pink Petticoat April 30, 2009 at 5:56 AM  

These are beautiful Daniela!

Congrats on all the work you have done to date with contributing to a greener world.

Jennifer Ederer April 30, 2009 at 8:32 PM  

Love the new look of your blog and I'm a fellow chartreuse lover! I appreciate all the hard work that goes into your blog and know that you're inspiring a fellow event designer in Western Michigan.