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November 22, 2016

The Best Blooms for Winter Weddings

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Alexandra & Jason / Tribeca Rooftop / Natural Expressions Photography

Alexandra & Jason / Tribeca Rooftop / Natural Expressions Photography

 

When we think of winter wedding flowers, we often jump to an all-white color scheme, while in fact there is a wide range of flowers in many colors available in winter to suit any floral design vision.  Amaryllis, Anemones, Orchids, Hydrangeas, and Peonies are some of the most popular winter blooms, as well as many varieties of Roses.

Even if you’re committed to an all-white winter wedding, mixing and matching shades of white can make for a stunning array of tones, textures and shapes, from antique ivories to soft creams to classic white-as-snow.  Silvery accents of Dusty Miller or Silver Brunia make for beautiful finishes for a monochrome winter wonderland look.

 

 

Many winter brides also choose to go for deep reds and greens in the spirit of the holidays, and winter weddings are perfect for bringing the outside in by highlighting berries, garlands, and branches.  This can instantly enliven an indoor ceremony or reception, and fill the space with warmth and cheer.

 

 

Of course, there’s no reason to feel limited by classic styles.  Here are four brightly colored blooms widely available in the winter months that you can use to build a one-of-a-kind color scheme.

Amaryllis
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These beautiful, rare flowers feature several blooms at the top of a long, thick stalk.  Most commonly seen in shades of pink, coral,  yellow, and pale green, the amaryllis is dramatic, bold, and sure to transform any bouquet or arrangement.

 

Daffodils 
Nov-April

Daffodils via Gardenia

Daffodils via Gardenia

 

Many of us know this happy yellow flower as the first to arrive come spring.  Luckily, daffodils are available throughout the world all winter long, and come in a wide variety of sizes and tones.  In classic yellow, or in tones of apricot, white, and orange, daffodils are sure to bring a touch of springtime to any winter ceremony.

 

Hyacinth
Nov-May

Hyacinth via Flower Meaning

Hyacinth via Flower Meaning

 

These stocky flowers are known for their strong, delicious scent and clusters of little flowers along one stem.  With its unusual shape, Hyacinth is great for adding structure to an arrangement or bouquet.

 

Ranunculus
Nov-April

Ranunculus via Sakita Flowers

Ranunculus via Sakita Flowers

 

A sister of the buttercup, ranunculus are many-petaled and compact, making them a great alternative to roses or peonies.  Ranunculus are available in almost any color, and these petit blooms are perfect for boutonnieres or to add texture to a bouquet.

 

Winter weddings open up all kinds of creative design options, and allow brides to choose vendors and venues with a little more flexibility than during the busy summer season.  Whether you choose to go traditional or defy the norm, ’tis the season of cheer, charm, and gorgeous décor.

 

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May 4, 2016

Bridal Beauty at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park

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One of the best parts of working with Bride & Blossom is having the opportunity to hear the amazing love stories of our brides. Liza and Jesse’s story is no exception!

“Jesse’s sister Carly introduced me to Jesse at her Hanukkah party several years ago. My close friend from college grew up in the same town as Jesse and is close friends with Carly. It took Jesse almost a year to ask me out, but after our first date, the rest was history. Being married to Jesse makes me feel like the luckiest girl!”

 

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We think she’s pretty lucky too, especially helping to create a classic ambiance for her traditional wedding at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park. Liza went with a clean, simple color palette in shades of white and ivory with blush accents that popped against the dominant neutrals she chose. With a show-stopping venue like The Ritz-Carlton, she knew better than to overdo it on décor, and let the setting add to the classy, romantic mood.

 

“My most memorable moments of my wedding day began with my mom buttoning my gown and my dad seeing me for the first time. At the event, the most special moments were seeing Jesse’s smile as I walked down the aisle and being surrounded by our closest friends and family on the dance floor. It was the most magical night of our lives!”

 

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We loved working on this stunning and deceptively simple bouquet for Liza to carry down the aisle. 30 cream vendela roses were hand-tied with ribbon that complemented the bride’s dress, and the groom’s boutonniere contained a single cream vendela rose wrapped in ribbon that matched the bride’s bouquet.

 

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Gorgeous high centerpieces of white hydrangeas and blush-colored roses accented with tall, floating votives decorated some tables, while lower flower arrangements mixed with the same tall floating votives created transparent levels where guests would be seated. Overall, the mood was classic, chic, and 100% New York City bride.

 

All photos by Fred Marcus Photography

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April 27, 2016

Perfectly Peachy at the Refinery Hotel

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Peach Juliet Garden Roses in the Bride & Blossom studio

Peach, the sophisticated cousin of that ubiquitous wedding color — pink. This often-overlooked color can add a delicate touch of femininity to your wedding decor without going over-the-top. It works brilliantly as the subtle pop in a neutral color palette, and is brought to life with the addition of vibrant greenery. At a recent Bride & Blossom wedding held at Manhattan’s Refinery Hotel, we saw this color take center stage as the star of a particularly sophisticated soiree. The cosmopolitan venue provided the perfect backdrop for hues of peach, ivory, and cream with lush green accents.

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Studio D NYC photography captured the intimate atmosphere of the occasion. The bride’s lace gown and simple bouquet, flickering votives on bistro tables, and elegant lanterns all contributed to the classically-romantic vibe.

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These bright neutral colors were the perfect compliment to an exceptional evening in NYC. We hope this inspires your own “peachy” affair to remember!

 

 

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April 22, 2016

Pretty in Pink

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We know “wedding whites” and “something blue,” but there’s a third color that dominates the wedding industry: pink. This hue can show up anywhere from over-arching color schemes to non-traditional bridal gowns and, of course, flowers. Because so many blooms naturally occur in this hue, it’s no surprise that we have used a ton of pink flowers over the years at Bride & Blossom.

 

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Venue: Liberty Warehouse
Photographer: Kris Rae Photography

More on This Wedding: Romantic Floral Arch at The Liberty Warehouse

“There are so many choices and decisions that brides have to make on their style and decor, and such a wide variety of options,” says our Director of Events, Elianna Phelps.

“We get to know our brides very intimately and work hard to capture their unique vision, and we play a big role in setting the mood. This arch really suited this bride, venue, and wedding so harmoniously, and the images remind us of those happy moments that we get to be a part of.”

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While we try not to play favorites when it comes to our own floral designs, there are a few elements, like the one above, that tend to stick with us.

 

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Venue: Oak Tree Country Club
Photographer: Anna Lee Media 

More on This Wedding: Summer Country Club Wedding

This aisle of pink petals (leading up to a gorgeous adorned gazebo) at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond, OK, is one of my all-time favorite Bride & Blossom moments. I love how much fun the flower girl here is having, just sitting in the grass, playing with the petals! And of course, I couldn’t think of a more beautiful place for the Bride & Groom to say their vows.

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The color pink is known to represent compassion, nurturing, and that most important of wedding virtues: love.

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April 4, 2016

Bouquet Recipe: Orchids & Roses

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Today’s bouquet recipe combines two types of white orchids with white and cream roses to create a multi-dimensional, textured bouquet in the palest wedding colors. The perfect blend of tradition with a touch of personality that is utterly New York City, this arrangement is as unique as the bride who carried it.

Photography: Jasmine Hsu
Venue: Gotham Hall

For More On This Wedding: White Wedding Flowers at Gotham Hall 

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March 30, 2016

New York Elegance at The St. Regis Hotel

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Bride Cheryl Fradin and groom Adam Caviezel have one of those old-school New York City love stories that most people will tell you is the stuff of fiction.

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“Adam and I met at a mutual friend’s birthday party at Houston Hall. He caught my eye, and we started talking. He got right to the point and asked me if I had a boyfriend. When I said no, he asked if I was at the party with anyone. Adam took me out dancing when the party was over, and we both felt an instant connection. Five weeks later we were in love and inseparable, one year after that we were engaged, and one year after that we were preparing to walk down the aisle! Every day we thank our lucky stars that we walked into each other’s lives.”

With such a perfect story, it’s no surprise that their evening ceremony and 200-guest reception, held at New York’s iconic St. Regis Hotel, was flawless. The bride carried a bouquet of white garden roses, white ranunculus, blush roses, and ivory spray roses, walking down the aisle in a dress by Leanne Marshall and Kate Spade shoes. See our gallery below for goal-worthy wedding inspiration.

 

Photography: Agaton Strom
Venue: St. Regis New York
Dress: Leanne Marshall
Shoes: Kate Spade
Video: 15 Minutes of Frame
Rings: Delage Jewelers
Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Beautini by B.Lo
Planner: The Wedding Library
Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar

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