December 2, 2015

Well-Read at Windows on the Water

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We loved being a part of this charming, book-themed wedding for a New Jersey bride who loves getting lost in a story. Vows were framed by a gorgeous blush-and-cream floral archway. Romantic clusters of blooms included Tibet roses, sweetheart roses and ranunculus, accented with geranium leaves, seeded eucalyptus and olive tree greens.

This natural, whimsical look continued with all the wedding flowers. Eucalyptus berries and passion vines gave the bridal bouquet, composed of spray roses and garden roses, organic texture, while sweet pea and lisianthus added delicacy. A garland of lush greenery and fresh-cut blooms adorned the sweetheart table. 

Framed quotes from great authors – from A.A. Milne to Cormac McCarthy – and table numbers printed on vintage book pages, joined arrangements featuring dahlias, quicksand roses, manzanita branches and moss. Illuminated by rustic lanterns and candlelight, the celebration seemed to take place in a fairy-tale forest.
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November 20, 2015

A Softer Side of Fall

Fall Wedding at Chelsea PiersWith fall in full swing, it seems that everyone is embracing Apple picking, pumpkin lattes (pumpkin everything for that matter), sweater capes and of course fall colors. One major fall component that seems to be lacking this year is the traditional fall weddings.

Our fall brides have always been eager to embrace the fall season by incorporating the rich fall colors, seasonal blooms and sneaking some mini pumpkins in there somewhere. However, this year, were truly seeing a shift, in that brides seems to be reaching for the softer side of fall.

So what does this mean? It’s less of the rich fall colors like shades of red, orange, amber, browns and hints of yellow and more of the creams, blush, greens and a pop of burgundy for good measure.
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August 25, 2015

Bouquet Recipe: Soft & Stunning for Summer

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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.

To see many more gorgeous photos of this summer wedding, by Anna Lee Media:
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August 17, 2015

Summer Country Club Wedding

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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.
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March 2, 2015

Wedding at The Plaza Hotel: Behind the Scenes

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The Plaza Hotel is a classic New York City wedding venue, located right on Central Park, in the center of Manhattan. What a perfect place to create a bride’s dream of romantic, elegant wedding flowers!

If you follow us on Instagram, and watched all week as our studio filled up with over 10,000 amnesia, quicksand, mondial and vendela roses, now you know what we were doing with all those beautiful blossoms!

We loved creating dramatic high table centerpieces, bouquets and other floral decor with the roses’ sophisticated color palette of blush, cream, taupe and mauve. For the traditional ceremony chuppah, altar and sweetheart table, we incorporated lush white hydrangea and white phalaenopsis and dendrobium orchids.
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