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High-End Design with Bella Grace Floral

Nancy Staples, owner of Bella Grace Floral, wanted a flower shop that was very different from anything  in her area. Now, three years after she purchased Bella Grace, her shop focuses on making custom high-end designs for anyone in her community.

Staples began her love for flower design when she was a little girl and her grandparents owned a flower shop. After having a career in banking, Staples knew she wanted to change things up and pursue her love of floral design. She took over the 20-year-old  flower shop and has made it a successful business with reputable design. Three years later, Bella Grace Floral is recognized as a high-end florist in the Cornelius, North Carolina area.

As the leading floral provider for NASCAR, Bella Grace is the premier shop for weddings, sympathy and everything in between. They work closely with clients of a variety of budgets to make their floral vision come to life.

Bella Grace 1As a local florist, Bella Grace has a huge focus on its customers. Having loyal customers who have been coming to the shop for 20 years, since before Staples took over, Staples believes her shop has a real responsibility in maintaining the quality of their product and offering the best in design. It is because of these loyal customers that Staples loves being a local florist.

For a quality florist who has a passion for creating sophisticated design for local customers, you get that and more with Bella Grace Floral.

North Carolina State Florist Association Convention 2012

North Carolina State Florist Association Convention 2012 Tropical Tiki Flowers at the North Carolina State Florist Convention

We had the wonderful opportunity over the weekend to attend the North Carolina State Florist Association Annual Convention themed “Fantasies, Dream, Imagine and Create.” Florists took this theme to heart as they created imaginative and whimsical designs.

Attendees were treated a very unique competitions, including: Body-fashion flowers, headdress-hat competition, a mask contest, a miniature contest and also a talent contest! That’s just a few examples of the agenda at the NCSFA show.

Flower Shop Network booth - Fairy Flowers

Even the Flower Shop Network booth was in on the fantasy. Our booth flowers was one of the most unusual flower displays we’ve ever had. Derek from Young’s Florist from Kernersville, NC did an incredible job on this massive fairy garden. You can see the little mushrooms in the middle, butterflies, fairy houses and even fairies! (More detailed pictures of our fairy garden display will be featured in the very blog soon!)

See all the pictures we took at the North Carolina State Florist Convention below:

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2010 Southern Retail Florists Convention Promo Video

Over the weekend, Flower Shop Network attended the 61st annual Southern Retail Florists Convention in Concord, North Carolina. While there, we saw hundreds of unique and creative floral designs, learned lots at the symposium presentations and hands-on workshops, and were inspired by the design interpretations of the prestigious Harwood Cup Competition.

I will be posting blogs all this week highlighting some of the great ideas we got to see and learn about at the event — bridal bouquet trends, sushi flowers, mini arrangements — Plus great coverage of the unique Harwood Cup Floral Design Interpretation Competition, and much, much more!
These events are very important for florists to come out and enjoy! Get in touch with YOUR industry – support your floral shows!

Join Raleigh Florists At The 2008 NCSFA Convention

Ever want to spend some quality time at the North Raleigh Hilton but feel guilty about missing work? Don’t! Join Raleigh, North Carolina florists this year for the 2008 North Carolina State Florists Association Convention. Blend the best of both worlds at this year’s NCSFA Convention.

Sometimes work just feels like work. Vacations either seem too short or you feel bad for taking time away from your flower shop. Not this year! The 2008 NCSFA Convention will be held this year from July 25-27, 2008 at the North Raleigh Hilton in beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s like a vacation, only here you’re able to blend what you love doing with a relaxing, enjoyable break from a bustling schedule.

North Carolina florists aren’t the only industry professionals taking advantage of the scenery at this year’s convention. Network with other florists and floral designers as you relax by the pool. Have dinner with a few new florist friends that you met in one of the many interesting and educational sessions. Learn from the creative professionals at the conference while having just enough time to enjoy the sights of Raleigh with your family. However you choose to plan it, you’ll have a great time at the 2008 NCSFA Convention!