September 22, 2017

Autumn Floral Wreaths Class by Bride & Blossom

Hello Bride and Blossom Readers!

As you may or may not know, we offer floral classes monthly! In the classes, besides enjoying some delicious wine and cheese, we invite one of our floral designers to come in and teach our students on several different techniques we use in the studio for our Bride & Blossom weddings! Floral design is super simple once you have the right supplies and clear steps. And it’s extremely relaxing and cathartic. Whether you’ve got a gorgeous garden and green thumb or you are a total novice, our classes are designed to teach you basic design principles that you can use again and again for making arrangements for your home, office or to give as gifts!
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December 8, 2016

Flower Feature: Dahlias

Purple Dahlia Bouquet via Deer Pearl Flowers

Purple Dahlia Bouquet via Deer Pearl Flowers

 

Full-bodied and bright, dahlias are all about the drama. While you may think  you’ve seen one dahlia, you’ve seen them all, the term ‘dahlia’ actually applies to 42 species and over two thousand sub-varieties and hybrids. From the exotic Firework dahlia, whose petals stand strong and stoic, to the Bitsy dahlia, whose inner petals cloak their center and softly extend outward layer after layer, the endless variations in size, color, and texture are mind-blowing.

 

Why so many blooms under one umbrella?  It all began in 1789, when botanical explorers traveled to Mexico and collected dahlias from their native land.  The original Mexican dahlia spread about 2 inches across with a single set of petals and a central disk or head, similar to a sunflower.  The species was transported to Madrid, where horticultural growers discovered dahlias to be natural and eager hybridizers, and soon dahlias were readily adopting many different colors and sizes.
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February 29, 2016

Bouquet Recipe: Pink and Green Accents

2.29 Bouquet Recipe
The classic combination of pink and green gets a fresh lift in this bouquet. White dahlias and white garden roses create a neutral backdrop that takes this color scheme from ultra-girly to elevated elegance. The subtle hints of green from seeded eucalyptus and monochromatic pinks in spray and light pink roses are the perfect touch.

Venue: Studio 450
Photography: Alicia Swedenborg

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December 30, 2015

Natural Beauty at Liberty Warehouse

floral ceremony arch by agaton strom

Romantic flowers and rustic touches struck a perfect balance at this Brooklyn waterfront wedding.  You might remember bride Jennifer’s natural, dimensional bouquet from this recent bouquet recipe featuring blush La Perla roses, cream dahlias and cascading jasmine vines.

Vows took place under a stunning, squared archway of curly willow branches, adorned with cascading greenery and studded with clusters of roses and hydrangea. As with the bouquet, the look was natural and rustic with lots of dimension and texture.

Mason jars, accented with burlap and navy-blue satin ribbon, held simple clusters of baby’s breath to decorate chairs. Wooden boxes held lush blooms for low reception-table centerpieces.

Click through to see every lovely detail, captured by one of our favorite photographers, the brilliant Agaton Strom.
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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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November 18, 2015

Brooklyn Winery Wedding With Rima Brindamour

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Get a sneak peak at a recent Brooklyn Winery wedding, today on photographer Rima Brindamour’s blog.

Bride Margarita’s bouquet included ivory and blush garden roses, white sweet pea and stock and light-pink ranunculus, with blue thistle and bright pink dahlias. Doesn’t she look stunning in that lace dress by Ivy & Aster? We love how the cobalt ribbon she chose, for her bouquet’s finishing touch, matches groom Jose’s suit. Click through and you’ll see it also matches her lovely shoes!

We can’t wait to share more photos from this sweet couple’s celebration.

Fall Wedding at the Paper Factory Hotel and Brooklyn Winery

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