Established in 2005
In 2005 Dino Bocala and Mark Leahy opened Bella Fiora within the walls of a tiny kiosk at the corner of California and Polk Street in San Francisco. Four short years saw an explosion in demand for their beautiful floral designs, and Bella Fiora ‘bloomed’ into a new luxurious suite only steps away. Expanding into the spacious suite with increased floor and storage space gave Bella Fiora’s master artist ample room to turn concepts and ideas into visually stunning works of art.
While growing exceedingly popular via word of mouth, Bella Fiora’s prestigious designs and floral arrangements speak for themselves. In fact, the freshness and superior quality of Bella Fiora’s flowers are second only to their gorgeous floral designs.
The shop’s sustained success and instant popularity was inevitable. Transferring their enormously popular floral designs from kiosk to suite gave Mark and Dino space to do more complex designs. The increased working area accommodated small and large projects alike and made wedding designs possible, and after all, how could Bella Fiora do anything but exceed expectations? Placing an excited bride-to-be in the care of a passionately creative florist with the ability to translate visions into floral ecstasy made positive praise inevitable.
A typical wedding discussion sees the bride describing their unique tale to Dino as he accentuates and illuminates the story with Ivory Peonies, Champagne Lilies of the Valley, Cascading Phalaenopsis Orchids, and Pine Cones – because the couple met in the midst of winter, of course. Dino utilizes this initial consultation to evolve ideas and themes into custom floral designs for couples. An aspect that sets Bella Fiora apart from other florists is their commitment to see all events finished to the end. Once the couple decides to work with Bella Fiora, Mark and Dino are present through the day of the event.
Following any size project through is governed by Mark’s magnificent attention to detail which facilitates the communication process between clients and Bella Fiora. Mark and Dino’s continued support and interaction with customers is the cornerstone of their success. Today, after countless weddings, bridal bouquets, and personalized floral designs, Bella Fiora continues astounding and amazing both local and international clientele.