October 2, 2015

We Love: Inspired Cocktail Table Linens & Cuffs

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We love these chic, clever linen sets and “table cuffs,” from BBJ Table Fashions.  Highboy tables are perfect for wedding cocktail hours and for reception side tables. Guests need a place to set down drinks while they dance all night! Wedding and event pros have all sorts of tricks to keep draped fabric out of the way and looking lovely. Finally, solutions have arrived. Separate sheaths and toppers give a creative options. Sheaths are designed to be twisted, and toppers can be square (above left), or an elastic cap style (above right) that stays put. And, how gorgeous is that matte-sequin, blush-champagne fabric?
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September 28, 2015

Bouquet Recipe: Organic & Textured

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Beautiful bride Courtney wanted garden-like wedding flowers that looked almost fresh picked. We’ll be sharing more from the waterfront ceremony and reception at Manhattan’s Battery Gardens soon, but first, this special bouquet warranted a new bouquet recipe.

If you’re planning your own wedding right now and you’ve just started gathering inspiration, you might feel confused about terminology. Love this look? Ask your wedding florist for a natural or organic shape with texture and dimension. The shape here is softly rounded, but not round or compact.

Courtney’s bouquet was composed of ivory and white garden roses, white anemones and ranunculus, blush La Perla roses, with accents of seeded eucalyptus and cascading jasmine vines. We think it looked perfect with the bride’s loose, romantic waves and that gorgeous champagne dress with the delicate, dark-lace overlay.
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September 10, 2015

Scenes From Last Night’s Flower Class: Contemporary Centerpieces

 

Last night’s flower-class theme was Contemporary Centerpieces and we had so much fun! Fresh, bright blooms, including fuchsia carnations, yellow pincushion protea and green dianthus, set the tone for bold, modern arrangements.

Expert floral stylist, Dawn, led the demonstration (in an adorable yellow dress!), while students got hands-on experience preparing and working with flowers. Contemporary table centerpieces tend feature strong lines, unusual flowers or greenery and unexpected texture. Here you’ll notice a geometric look, created with a square base and diagonal greens. These modern floral arrangements are very different in style from the softer, romantic florals featured in classes like Roses & Rose.
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August 31, 2015

Floral Crown for Engagement Photo Shoot

floral-crown-recipe-brideBride-to-be Lauren asked us to create a floral crown for her engagement shoot and we were more than happy to say yes! Flower crowns are wildly popular with chic brides right now. Wearing blooms close to the face brings out every woman’s natural beauty and evokes tradition; adorning hair with fresh flowers, for weddings and festivals, was just as on-trend in ancient Greece and Medieval Europe as it is today.

We got to know Lauren’s lovely sense of style while working on designs for her big day next June. For this engagement session, she envisioned blush roses and shared an inspiration image from a gorgeous French wedding. Instead of standard roses, we suggested delicate, light-pink spray roses, and ethereal baby’s breath. Cool-toned, seeded eucalyptus complimented the intricate, ivory petals of tiny wildflowers, including poetically-named astrantia million stars. Fresh and romantic, the finished crown looked perfect with Lauren’s “lob,” worn in gentle waves.
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August 11, 2015

Preserved Wedding Bouquets

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Wish your wedding flowers could last forever? We recently discovered the work of Heather Gane, an entrepreneur using state-of-the-art technology to preserve bridal bouquets by freeze-drying, with breathtaking results. We caught up with Heather to get the details on this amazing process and what makes her work stand out.

How did you get started in flower preservation?
I was working in a completely different field when, through some random Google searches, I came upon someone in New Hampshire doing wedding-flower preservation, and I thought it was such a great idea. I went and visited them, and decided I loved it. No one around here did it so there was definitely an opportunity.  I trained in Arizona and Florida and then got started. It was definitely a big commitment. The machinery is very expensive, the training was expensive and it takes a while to really ramp up the business to where you’re actually making money. But I knew it was something I wanted to do so I decided to go for it.
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July 22, 2015

Sweet Spring Wedding at the Harvard Club of New York

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Kristy and Dave’s wedding brought lighthearted joy to the storied halls of the Harvard Club of New York. Opened in 1894, and on of the city’s first buildings to be officially designated a landmark, this is one of Manhattan’s most exclusive wedding venues.

For this spring wedding, beautiful bride Kristy wanted stylish, elegant wedding flowers that would be at home against the club’s traditional mahogany paneling, while also expressing the freshness of the season. A soft blush, cream and white color palette, featuring cherry blossoms, hit all the right notes.

We created a romantic, multi-dimensional bridal bouquet with budded and bloomed garden roses, blush anemones with black centers, and lisianthus. Bridesmaids carried simple, loosely-rounded bouquets of blush ranunculus and garden roses, accented with lisianthus.
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