December 3, 2015

Rose Quartz and Serenity: Pantone’s Twin Colors of the Year for 2016

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Pantone just announced two Colors of the Year for 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. This is the first time more than one color has earned the title. The soft pink and blue pastel shades are already triggering social media one-liners about painting nurseries, but we agree with the overwhelming public opinion: Rose Quartz and Serenity are lovely and of course, right on trend.

If you’ve been following us for a while, you already know how much we love to work with flowers in pale pinks from the barest hint of blush, to baby pink, to cotton candy. We adore the trend toward soft, sweet color schemes, and can’t wait to see how other wedding vendors, and our brides-to-be, get inspired.
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August 19, 2015

Mood Board: Castle Garden Wedding

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After meeting a bride-to-be and talking with her about initial thoughts and inspirations, we put together mood boards and color palettes. Today, we’re sharing a mood board for an outdoor wedding, held in the gardens of a castle venue. Ceremony inspiration images, of a lavish floral arrangement set in a stone urn, and a grass aisle thickly strewn with petals, set a romantic, extravagant tone, perfect for this setting.

Starting with a soft color palette of peach, ivory, blush and green, we added depth by choosing flowers that also incorporated slightly more saturated tones. Peach Juliet garden roses deepen to coral at their centers. Butter-yellow parrot tulips pick up the warm tones present in cream hydrangea and stock, and ivory garden roses. Pale blush comes into play with ranunculus, and with the outer petals of pink tree peonies, while that flower’s deeper-pink, inner petals surround a yellow center. Italian ruskus, jasmine vines, seeded eucalyptus and geranium leaf added a range of medium to dark greens, and lush textures, evocative of a summer garden in fullest bloom.
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August 8, 2015

Mood Board: Bridal Bouquet Inspiration

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For a bride-to-be who wants classic, romantic, white, wedding flowers, we created this mood board with an inspiration shot of a very full, rounded bridal bouquet. White ranunculus and garden roses, with warm ivory to cream centers, will give the bouquet sumptuous, petal-dense texture, with enough soft depth to stand out against a white wedding dress.

I wanted to share this particular mood board because it’s a great example of how we, as wedding floral designers, execute ideas. A simple, classic, white, wedding bouquet is always an elegant choice. By putting thought and care into flower selection and an exacting color palette, we are able to elevate a simple concept. The result will be a beautiful, bespoke bridal bouquet, with a look that is both timeless and utterly of-the-moment.
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July 26, 2015

Mood Board: Candlelit Florals for Cocktail Hour

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Let this mood board inspire you next time you set your table to entertain. Flowers in candlelight truly create a sense of magic and romance that makes any evening more beautiful and memorable. We love to create groupings of small floral arrangements in glass vases of varying heights. Setting the vases and candle holders on a glass or mirrored surface adds extra glimmer. Small mirrored disks or highly polished metal trays are the way to get this effect at home.

Wedding cocktail hours should feel warm and romantic. Old friends catch up as new flirtations start up! Guests experiences a moment of shared emotion before celebration and dancing. One bride-to-be asked us to create a glowing space for her guests to enjoy cocktail hour, with candles and flowers on every surface. Instead of the classic red roses in the inspiration image, we presented her with a softer, summer color palette. Big, voluptuous coral peonies, palest blush ranunculus, peach Juliet garden roses and peach parrot tulips, with their unusual, ruffled petals, will all look stunning, set aglow in candle light.
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March 30, 2015

Designing Our New Manhattan Showroom

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As soon we saw this space, we knew it was the one! Located right across the street from Bloomingdales, in one of Manhattan’s best shopping districts, we are just blocks from some of New York City’s best wedding venues, including The Plaza Hotel, St. Regis New York and Central Park.

It’s a dream come true to design a space that reflects our aesthetic of beauty. We want to welcome our brides and invite them to relax. To make our vision a reality, we started by making a mood board. Basic elements were clear from the start: a color palette of grays and mauve, with crystal accents, modern, open shelving for display, and lush, textured seating.
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