Rachel and Olly Wedding - Anemone Blackberry Seeded Euc Lambs Ear Calla Lily Ranunculus Rose Garden Rose Scabiosa Bouquet - Manhattan Penthouse NYC - by Dreamlife Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Falling For Florals: Gorgeous Blooms For The Season

Here at Bride & Blossom, we always say that there are no rules when it comes to choosing your wedding flowers. But it’s hard to not be swayed by the season and this is especially true in fall. Summer’s soft pastels and punchy hues give way to autumnal tones of burgundy, wine, orange, rich yellow, and deep lavender. A golden magic pervades the air making it a wonderful time to get married. Simply put, we are falling for florals and rounded up our favorite blooms and color schemes to celebrate the season!


Rachel and Olly Wedding - Anemone Blackberry Seeded Euc Lambs Ear Calla Lily Ranunculus Rose Garden Rose Scabiosa Bouquet - Manhattan Penthouse NYC - by Dreamlife Photography

Rachel and Olly Wedding – Anemone Blackberry Seeded Euc Lambs Ear Calla Lily Ranunculus Rose Garden Rose Scabiosa Bouquet – Manhattan Penthouse NYC – by Dreamlife Photography

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Everlasting Love at Cold Spring Country Club

There was nothing but love and warmth at Danielle & Noah’s elegant spring wedding at Cold Spring Country Club in Long Island.





Cold Spring Country Club – by Brett Matthews


Danielle and Noah met on the LIRR, a chance encounter that solidified their partnership when Noah offered Danielle a sip of his beer. With a mutual friend in common, Noah asked for Danielle’s number, and their first date went off without a hitch! When it came time to pop the question, Noah chose an unsuspecting moment – when Danielle’s family went on a big birthday trip to Spain!


Danielle and Noah took their family and shared histories into consideration when it came time to plan for the big day. They chose Cold Spring Country Club in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, as their grand venue for the biggest day of their lives. Danielle’s grandparents were members of the club, and she mentioned feeling her grandmother’s presence throughout the day. She even coincidentally got dressed in front of the same locker her grandmother used to use!


Cold Spring Country Club has a sprawling estate that overlooks another popular Long Island wedding venue, Oheka Castle. With such stately grounds, Bride & Blossom took full advantage of the space by creating an ethereal draped tent for the ceremony and a warm reception indoors. The tent was draped in chiffon and illuminated by two crystal chandeliers and countless pillar candles and lanterns lining the aisle. Rose petals were scattered down the aisle runner to create an elegant and romantic entrance for the stunning bride. Wearing a stunning Oscar De La Renta gown and embroidered veil, Danielle carried an elegant and tonal white bouquet of miyuki and vendela roses, white peonies, dendrobium and cymbidium orchids, ranunculus and peonies wrapped in ivory silk ribbon. Her bridesmaids carried complimentary bouquets of miyuki, tibet, sweetheart and spray roses.


Guests were greeted at the reception with a gorgeous card table arrangement that featured clustered flowers leaning in cylinder vases, including cream hydrangea, mini calla lilies and champagne quicksand roses. Their lavish reception included three different style centerpieces as well as a beautiful family table. We took advantage of the spring season and placed large bales of cherry blossom branches in beautiful glass clarinet vases. The towering arrangements were accented with crystals, floating candles and crystal candle holders with taper candles. The second design for Danielle and Noah’s reception were gorgeous tall and textured oval arrangements featuring hydrangea, garden, quicksand, amnesia, sweetheart and blush spray roses. These arrangements stood on elegant crystal pedestals and were also accented with crystal taper candle holders and floating candles.


The third style centerpiece brought some different dimension and height to the room by featuring low, beveled mirrored vases with hydrangea, ranunculus, miyuki, sweetheart, quicksand, amnesia and ivory spray roses. The mirrored vases created a contemporary look when combined with crystal candle holders and pillar vases. The family table featured the same florals in a lush grouping of low arrangements and bud vases on a mirrored runner.


With impressive family speeches and a touching father daughter dance among their favorite moments of the day, this wedding was what all weddings should be, a testament to a couples’ love with their cherished friends and family there to celebrate with them!


Venue: Cold Spring Country Club
Photographer: Brett Matthews Photography
Bride’s Gown: Oscar de la Renta
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Tuxedo + Shoes: Hugo Boss
Music: Bobbi Attiko of Hank Lane Music
Planner: dBb Group
Invitations: dBb Group, Lefty’s Right Mind
Hair: Nikki Avanzino
Makeup: Chante Cutter + Christina Amador Beauty

Wild Flowers - Beautiful Mason Jar Centerpieces - via Beautiful-Bridal Blogspot

Planning & Inspiration

Repurposing Floral Arrangements from Your Wedding

You’ve been waiting your whole life for this moment. You’re getting married, and with great celebration comes great planning. First thoughts in the planning process are often the venue, your dream dress and food to impress the guests. Yet with all this in mind, it’s important to remember that your bridal flowers are something to put great thought and design into. They are a treasure to be seen, and a lot of time, planning and budgeting goes into your florals to bring your wedding and theme to life. However, due to the life span of these gentle blossoms and their fleeting beauty, many tend to shy away from grand floral pieces to avoid the guilt or afterthought that your flowers will only have a life span of a few hours. What happens to these radiant beauties after the reception has ended and guests are walking out after they danced the night away? Though their sole purpose is to bring beauty, romance and charm into your wedding day ceremony, pictures and reception, some couples deem it a waste of money that flowers are used only for one night. They end up scaling down the designs they had dreamed of, so as to not feel bad about having large amounts of “wasted money” sitting around.
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Pink and White Tulip Bouquets - via A Lacey Perspective

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Springtime Flowers Feature

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.
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Planning & Inspiration

Finding Wedding Flower Inspiration through Famous Works of Art

Flowers have been the muse of artists for centuries. In Italian Renaissance painting, delicate botanicals bared symbolic meaning. The Impressionists painted blossoms to express their perceptions of the natural world. But you don’t have to be an artist to understand the innate power that a flower holds. Just think about the intoxicating beauty of a garden in full bloom, or how a rose is used as a gesture of emotion, communicating love or sympathy at times when words are hard to find.

The floral motif in art is vastly rich. For this reason, we thought it would be fun to curate a collection of artworks and explore how each piece can be used as inspiration for the bride-to-be who is in the process of choosing her wedding flowers.
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Plaza Hotel Glam

Marianna and Jason celebrated their love in New York’s most famous wedding venue, the Grand Ballroom at the storied Plaza Hotel. With significance in every detail of their decor, their wedding was a true ode to the love this beautiful couple shares with one another.



Marianna and Jason grew up around the block from each other in Manhattan, but had never met before. Fate had met its match, as they reunited over a decade ago during a bad snowstorm. Jason and his friend were driving in a bad snowstorm, and offered Marianna a ride home. She refused! A few years after that, they met again at a party, and have been inseparable ever since! Jason proposed on a romantic vacation in Hawaii, and Marianna said yes!


When Marianna came to Bride & Blossom for the wedding flowers, she had a distinctive point of view and specific vision of what she wanted her wedding to look like. She and Jason, who did not use a wedding planner to pull off their grand wedding, wanted a timeless and elegant look that they would look back on and love for years to come. In fact, the couple opted to keep their wedding details to themselves and really enjoy the planning process as a couple. We’re sure their friends and family were awestruck by how beautiful the ceremony was!


The Plaza Hotel’s is absolutely iconic. Overlooking the famed intersection of Fifth Avenue and Central Park, it’s ornate crystal chandeliers, dramatic archways and gilded finishings is a look to behold. Guests entered to flowing champagne and delectable hors d’oeuvres by CPS Catering before descending into the Terrace Room for Marianna and Jason’s romantic ceremony. Marianna stunned guests in a custom Ines Di Santo gown and carried a romantic pastel bouquet featuring cream garden roses, taupe quicksand roses, blush tea roses and ranunculus. The bouquet was made more formal by wrapping the stems entirely in lace and accenting it with beautiful pearls. When Jason saw Marianna come down the aisle, he couldn’t help but get emotional seeing his beautiful bride approach him.


The ceremony was enchanting. With a romantic aisle lined in pillar candles and rose petals and an white chuppah made of hydrangea, stock, Phalaenopsis and dendrobium orchids, cream vendela roses and white tea roses, the scale and size of the chuppah perfectly matched the grandeur of the ballroom. Beautifully draped in chiffon and lace, the chuppah was romantic, classic, and perfect for this luxurious wedding venue.


The opulence continued when it was time for the wedding reception. Bride & Blossom decorated the Grand Ballroom with over 10,000 roses, Marianna’s favorite flower. Marianna chose the classic wedding flower because she felt that it represented love more than any other bloom. The March reception was lavishly decorated in shades of white, cream, blush, mauve and lavender.


The escort card table was made with whimsical gold manzanita branch trees, which had hand-strung ivory tea roses and pearls suspended from it, along with quicksand, amnesia and mondial rose pomander balls.


Their Russian heritage was honored with vodka and caviar awaiting guests when they sat down at their tables! Marianna chose ornate high centerpieces featuring 360 roses white, blush and lavender roses arranged with an ombre effect to signify a full circle, like their wedding rings. Suspended from these lush rose arrangements were romantic and whimsical bubble terrarium tea lights and crystal beaded votive holders. A bed of champagne roses covered the base of the centerpieces, creating texture, height and dimension across the room. The sweetheart table where the bride and groom sat featured a beautiful, low and lush arrangement of hydrangea, Phalaenopsis and dendrobium orchids, blush Keira garden roses and amnesia and quicksand roses in shades of lavender and taupe. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Jason’s brother Esmond, a singer-songwriter, performed his wedding speech for his dear brother and his bride!


Marianna and Jason ended the night on the dance floor. It was certainly a night and a wedding to remember! With classical touches of romance, elegance and opulence, this Plaza wedding was timelessly decorated and will be cherished for years to come.




Venue: The Plaza Hotel

Photographer & Videographer: Fred Marcus

Catering: CPS Events at the Plaza

Cake: Sylvia Weinstock

Bridal Gown: Ines di Santo

Wedding Rings: Tiffany and Co. and Graff