February 15, 2017

Flower Feature – Hydrangea

One of the most beautiful and well-known species in the flower kingdom, is hydrangea. Hydrangea originated in many regions of the world, including North and South America, Europe and Asia. Now worldwide, they are very famous and a popular flower grown in gardens, while also being used at special occasions and weddings. Offering a variety of species in the kingdom, it is most famous for its hydrangea and Dutch hydrangea variety. The hydrangea species is famous for its large soft clusters and overwhelming beauty in its natural state. The hydrangea flower is grown on a hydrangea bush in single clusters containing multiple little flowers and blooms. Though each individual flower is very small, hydrangea’s florets are known for coming in full round clusters at the top of a single stem.
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February 8, 2017

DIY Wedding Inspiration Boards

Though we’re past the holiday craze and have already rung in the new year, it is still the season of romance, proposals, and new beginnings. For all of you newly engaged brides and grooms, it is the time to bring your excitement to life and start planning the wedding of your dreams. Many brides have years of ideas stored in the back of their heads; pictures ripped out of magazines or pinned on Pinterest. A wedding is the most beautiful and elegant day of your life, and here at Bride & Blossom we believe that it should be nothing less than perfectly fashioned for you.
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February 6, 2017

Flower Feature: Tulips

 

Tulips via Flickr

Tulips via Flickr

 

Popular in home gardens worldwide, the tulip is an essential asset to many floral design recipes. Known for its wide range of colors, bright bulbs and symbolic value, the tulip flower is a fan favorite.  In fact, tulips are the 3rd most popular flower in the world.

There are over 75 species of tulips, such as the Dutch tulip and parrot tulip.  Tulips are available in a variety of shapes, dimensions and colors, making them extremely versatile.

 

 

Tulips were first recorded growing in the Ottoman Empire. The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for turban, due to its tall, round shape. Today, many recognize the tulip as the emblem of Holland. When roaming the streets of the Netherlands, beloved tulips play a significant role in the nation’s cultural traditions and are loved by locals and tourists alike. Tulips were first brought to the Netherlands in the sixteenth century. Flemish botanist Carolus Clusius wrote a book about tulips in 1592 and they suddenly became so popular that his garden was raided and bulbs were stolen regularly! As the years went by, the Dutch became so fanatically obsessed with tulips that bulbs became immensely expensive.  Tulipmania, the name now given for this curious enthusiasm for tulips, peaked in 1637 and is considered the first example of an “economic bubble.”  Buying one tulip bulb at that time would have cost you 10 times the average national income.
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January 31, 2017

Winter Wedding Venues in NYC

Jamie & John / The Liberty Warehouse / Ben Lau Photography

Jamie & John / The Liberty Warehouse / Ben Lau Photography

 

As the winter months come and go, color changes in the sky, and the smell of pine and fireplaces capture our hearts. It is easy to fall in love with the winter season for its magic, its charm, and its warmth despite the cold. We know this is why so many couples choose to get married in wintertime.

Choosing to get married in the winter opens up many options for venues and vendors.  Since summer is the busiest wedding season, it can be much easier to secure the venue and vendors you want in the winter season. Today we look at a few New York venues that truly shine in the winter months, and  bring out the festivity and wonder of every winter bride’s dreams.  Winter in New York is cherished around the world, and there’s no denying a certain magic in the air when walking through the city in the coldest months of the year. And not only is New York beautiful on the outside, but also on the inside.  These venues welcome you in from the cold and into the perfect space to build your winter wonderland.
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January 27, 2017

Flower Feature: Lavender

Lavender Flowers via Gardenia

Lavender Flowers via Gardenia

 

Adored for centuries for their unforgettable color and luminous beauty, the Lavender Flower is easy to recognize and easy to love.  Not only is lavender beautiful, its  also used worldwide for its medicinal properties and calming fragrance. Symbolically, lavender has traditionally been used in weddings to represent love, devotion, and tranquility.

The word lavdnder is believed to come from the Latin term lividus, which implies association with the French word lavande meaning “to wash,” as lavender was often used to bathe and wash clothing.

 

The color of lavender is spiritually symbolic, as purple represents the crown chakra ,  the highest vibration in the spiritual body. It is said that by increasing our body’s vibrations, we can relieve pain, and hasten recovery Lavender is commonly used in aromatherapy and has been known to help heal minor injuries, headaches, cuts, and burns. Placing lavender under your pillow at night has been known to help with stress and insomnia.
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January 24, 2017

Floral Hairpieces for Brides

Wedding Party / Cammie & Peter / Brooklyn Botanical Garden / Nicki Sebastian Photography

Wedding Party / Cammie & Peter / Brooklyn Botanical Garden / Nicki Sebastian Photography

 

Flowers bring the romance, beauty and whimsy to a wedding day, and I am sure most of us can agree the more the merrier.There are so many different ways to include flowers in your special day beyond bouquets and centerpieces. Today we’ll be looking at a few different ways of incorporating flowers into your hair, a fun and creative way to enhance your hairstyle and overall bridal look.

For all of you flower children out there, a flower crown is a great way to channel your bohemian spirit. When designing a flower crown for your wedding day, there are a few different routes you can take.
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