September 19, 2017

Lauren & Jordan: Romantic Splendor at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Lauren and Jordan were married on a lovely day in June at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

Lauren and Jordan Wedding - Peony Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere - Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY - Photography by Craig Paulson

Lauren and Jordan Wedding – Peony Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere – Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY – Photography by Craig Paulson

 

It’s not too often these days that we meet a bride who is marrying her high school sweetheart. Lauren and Jordan’s story goes back even further to when they met during childhood. Lauren recalls, “We ran in the same circles growing up but never really took an interest in each other until we were about 17. We never parted ways after that and the rest is history!”
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September 5, 2017

Favorite Celebrity Brides of Summer 2017

As we say a bittersweet goodbye to these last warm, sun-filled days, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on what a fantastic wedding season this past summer has been. Helping our brides’ floral fantasies come true is a feeling like no other. Always on the look out for inspiration, we couldn’t help but notice all the celebrities who also tied the knot, sharing their photos on Instagram, and in magazines like People and Vogue. Ranging in styles from intimately romantic to formal elegance to opulent glamour, here are the celebrity brides who wowed us in summer 2017.

 

Miranda Kerr Wedding - Photo by Patrick DeMarchelier - via eonline.com

Miranda Kerr Wedding – Photo by Patrick DeMarchelier – via eonline.com


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November 28, 2016

Flower Feature: Anemones

These charming, vibrant blooms with their signature black center derive their name from the same Greek word meaning “the wind’s daughter.”

Anemones / Kristen & Dave / New York Botanical Gardens / Chad David Kraus Photography

Anemones / Kristen & Dave / New York Botanical Garden / Chad David Kraus Photography

 

Anemones open in the day and close up at night, a unique trait that played a symbolic role in the Greek myth of Aphrodite and her lover Adonis, a mortal.  The story goes that the two lovers would go hunting together in the woods, Adonis chasing game on foot and Aphrodite trailing behind him in her swan-driven chariot. Aphrodite’s ex-lover Aries soon grew jealous of their bond, and while Adonis was out hunting alone, his rival disguised himself as a boar and brutally attacked Adonis with his tusks.  While Adonis fought for his life, he was no match for a god and fell to his death on the forest floor.
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November 18, 2016

The Power of Flowers to Relieve Stress and Increase Productivity

With winter and the holidays fast approaching,  it’s easy to forget to take a moment to breathe and relieve stress trapped in the body.  If you find yourself looking for a simple way to reduce anxiety, give flowers a chance to brighten your perspective. In 2005, Rutgers University conducted a study on the effects of flowers on our mental hygiene.  Across all ages and genders, flowers were found to improve emotional health by triggering feelings of happiness, satisfaction, and social comfortability.

Peonies via Traditional Home

Peonies via Traditional Home

 

The easiest way to reap the benefits of flowers is to simply place them in your home. The results of a study conducted by Dr. Nancy Etcoff at Harvard suggest placing flowers by your bedside, so they’re the first thing you see when you wake up and start the day.  Participants reported having a better outlook throughout the morning after placing flowers throughout the house as they went about their morning routines.  Placing flowers in the foyer or dining room welcomes guests into your home with a burst of positivity and inclusivity.
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September 16, 2016

Floral Wedding Traditions from Around the World

It’s easy to take for granted the wedding traditions we know so well, such as the first dance or tossing the bouquet. But our wedding ceremonies, rituals, and festivities vary greatly from culture to culture, including how we incorporate blooms & botanicals. Today we take a look at some floral wedding traditions from around the world, from competitive garland-giving to double bridal bouquets.

Italy

Italian Wedding Car Flowers via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings / Aynhoe Park / Alexa Loy Photography

Italian Wedding Car Flowers via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings / Alexa Loy Photography

 

We’ve all seen movies where the bride & groom clank away in their decked out wedding car, but in Italy it’s often a reality for the couple to make their first exit as man and wife in a car covered in fresh blooms.  As they drive off to wedded bliss, passersby will honk and shout “Auguri!” to wish the new couple a long and joyous marriage.
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July 15, 2016

Classic Elegance at Le Parker Meridien

Joyce and Patrick were married in impeccable style this past winter at the inimitable Parker Meridien in upper Manhattan.

Cute Couple Joyce and Patrick Le Parker Meridien Susan Stripling Photography-11

Joyce and Patrick / Le Parker Meridien / Susan Stripling Photography

 

The couple said their vows beneath a stunning square archway adorned with dramatic flowering quince branches before an aisle lined with additional branches and elegant white pillar candles. “Throughout the planning process with Joyce, there was one constant aesthetic that she envisioned…clean and classic with subtle pops of color and texture,” explains Senior Catering Sales Manager Lisa Elias, “The final result was beautiful with a romantic glow in the ceremony room with all of the candles lining the aisle.”
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