The peony is a gorgeous flower admired for its impressive bloom, lush petals, and unique texture. Mainly found in white, peonies also grow in an array of hues from light pink and purple to a deeper red.
Nearly unrecognizable in the early bloom stage, the peony starts out as a tightly condensed flower bud. Once the bud is cut and placed in warm water, the petals begin to open up. It continues to expand until becoming this elaborate, beautiful flower full of color, texture, and dimension. Though it looks delicate, the peony in full bloom is prized for its sturdy foliage and low maintenance care. Read More
For those of us not fortunate enough to live in eternal warmth, spring often signifies the much-welcomed peeling off restrictive layers, heavy woolen wraps and full length casings that double as winter coats. We’ve traded our cumbersome snow gear for the tailored sophistication of a trench coat and kitten heels. We breathe again and our world is filled with the budding optimism of sunlight.
Spring weddings are much like the light that breaks through the dense, grey haze of winter. They are flirty and fresh, bringing the first pops of bright color after the long departed summer hues have faded. They conjure images of lush rolling hills just beginning to sprout with green carpets and cobblestones wet from a light spring rain. Flowers, just like fashion, change for the season, and springtime flowers are some of the most beloved around the world. They are colorful, fun and bring sunshine into your days. Here at Bride and Blossom, we have a few of our favorite flowers that we love to work with during springtime weddings. Read More
For the summer wedding of a bride who is a very dear friend, we created this hand-tied bridal bouquet, composed of flowers in shades of cream and very pale blush. For a soft, airy, romantic look, we selected fluffy café au lait dahlias and peonies, delicate spray roses and sweet pea and classic Vendela roses. To finish the bouquet, stems were ties with white-satin ribbon, accented with lace from the bridal gown.
After meeting a bride-to-be and talking with her about initial thoughts and inspirations, we put together mood boards and color palettes. Today, we’re sharing a mood board for an outdoor wedding, held in the gardens of a castle venue. Ceremony inspiration images, of a lavish floral arrangement set in a stone urn, and a grass aisle thickly strewn with petals, set a romantic, extravagant tone, perfect for this setting.
Starting with a soft color palette of peach, ivory, blush and green, we added depth by choosing flowers that also incorporated slightly more saturated tones. Peach Juliet garden roses deepen to coral at their centers. Butter-yellow parrot tulips pick up the warm tones present in cream hydrangea and stock, and ivory garden roses. Pale blush comes into play with ranunculus, and with the outer petals of pink tree peonies, while that flower’s deeper-pink, inner petals surround a yellow center. Italian ruskus, jasmine vines, seeded eucalyptus and geranium leaf added a range of medium to dark greens, and lush textures, evocative of a summer garden in fullest bloom. Read More
Watching my dear friend Marissa walk down the aisle as a stunning bride was one of the best moments of my summer. Creating wedding flowers for this quintessential, summer, country-club wedding was a true pleasure. I wanted to make sure this bride had the gorgeous flowers – and perfect wedding day – that she deserved.
One of my favorite details from this wedding was a special touch added to the grouped floral arrangement we created for the card table. We suspended light pink, cymbidium orchids, on clear wire, from an arrangement of cream hydrangea and Vendela roses, blush Esther roses, white phalaenopsis orchid blooms and cascading, white, Hawaiian dendrobium orchids. Incorporating hanging florals, into tall card-table floral arrangements and centerpieces evokes a sense of magic and grandeur. We love getting creative in this way. Read More
Planning your wedding and looking for wedding flower inspiration? When you’re figuring out what types of flowers you’d like your floral designer to use, sometimes it all starts with your bridal bouquet. Bouquets should capture the season, mood and theme of your celebration. You’ll carry these flowers close to your heart as you walk down the aisle – what could be more special? There are as many bridal bouquet styles as there are brides – let your bouquet reflect your spirit and flatter your natural beauty.
You’ve been letting us know how much you like our bouquet recipes on social media, and we love making them, so here’s our latest. Yesterday we showed off the white floral chandelier and lush floral runner we created for Renee’s wedding on Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Her bridal bouquet, like all her wedding flowers, started with white, peach and blush flowers. We chose some of our summer favorites -peonies and garden roses – then added white veronica, silvery dusty miller, and deep green ruskus, all arranged in an airy, natural style to show off mixed textures. Our favorite part of this bouquet? A vibrant pop of coral peony. Read More