With the end of each season, we always like to take a moment to reflect on our weddings – what made each one unique, memorable, and especially beautiful. This past summer, we had the pleasure of decorating the most luxurious venues in the New York area. Wedding styles ranged from upscale elegance to natural romanticism to modern chic. As floral designers, it’s always exciting to see how flowers and décor enliven these already gorgeous spaces while expressing a couple’s style and personality.
We kicked off the summer with Randi and Bryan’s wedding at Gurney’s Montauk. Starting out gray and rainy, the day gave way to sun and blue skies just in time for the bride and groom to say ‘I do” under an enchanted chuppah of wisteria branches adorned with white roses, dahlias, delphinium, and greenery.
Lauren and Charlie’s wedding at Cipriani’s epitomized New York sophistication. The couple’s chuppah featured white roses, delphinium, dendrobium orchids, stock, hydrangea, and flourishing greenery. The structure’s soft, natural look brought seasonal flare to the venue’s magnificent interior.
Dayna and Matt’s special day at Gurney’s Montauk was a wondrous celebration of color. The pair exchanged vows before a striking moon gate arch trimmed with roses, stock, ranunculus, delphiniums, agapanthus, and verdant greenery. Harmonizing shades of purple, fuchsia, royal blue, orange, coral, yellow, and white, the palette popped against the serene ocean backdrop.
The picturesque grounds of Natirar Mansion provided the setting for Lauren & Lou’s elegantly modern affair. The couple’s Lucite and floral chuppah appeared to be floating over the forest below. The clean, airy ambiance carried over to the indoor reception. Décor featured simple white floral centerpieces with floating candles matched by a heavenly dance floor installation of tea light filled glass bubbles and carnations.
For their reception at the Pierre Hotel, Caitlyn and Dave complemented the venue’s timeless character with a classic white and blush scheme. Composed of ruffle soft colored blossoms and rich greenery, décor felt romantic and graceful, yet summery. The tablescape was laid out in an eye-catching series of high and low centerpieces displaying lush roses, hydrangea, lisianthus, and stock with shimmering gold accents.
Max and John’s wedding showed the creative possibilities renovated industrial venues like Greenpoint Loft offer. The couple’s stunning chuppah featured camellia branches, eucalyptus, and plumosa fern embellished with dahlias, roses, and delphiniums in hues of white, taupe, and blush. The organic, full-bodied décor looked breathtaking against the Greenpoint Loft’s raw, naturally-lit interior.
Looking back at the weddings of Summer 2019 fills us with the fondest memories. The season introduced us to lovely new couples, incredible venues, and gorgeous décor and styling trends. A big thank you to our brides and grooms, talented behind the scenes team, and all the amazing vendors who helped make the past few months a success.