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 16, 2016

Alison + Sean : Vintage Elegance at The Old Field Club

Nestled in the tall grass and lush trees off the coast of a small lagoon 60 miles east of Manhattan lies The Old Field Club.  This elegant, old-fashioned venue was the perfect backdrop for the marriage of Alison and Sean last month, where the couple chose florals in classic, vintage-inspired colors arranged in bold and innovative style.

“I knew from scouting Pinterest and other websites that I wanted flowers that looked like they were freshly picked from the garden, particularly because the vibe of our wedding was more laid back,” writes Alison of what she envisioned for her floral décor.

Tablescape / Alison & Sean / Old Field Club / Paul Francis Photography

Tablescape / Alison & Sean / Old Field Club / Paul Francis Photography


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October 5, 2016

The Bride Carried White : Unlocking the All-White Bridal Bouquet

While some brides may dismiss the idea of an all-white bouquet as generic or forgettable, in truth, there are so many ways to express your unique personal style in all-white. The absence of color unlocks a focus on texture, composition, and tone that goes to show sometimes less really is more. “No matter what the flower or style, white bouquets always look beautiful and chic,” says our Creative Director Lindsay Saltz, “As Da Vinci once said, ‘Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.'”

Here at Bride & Blossom, we’ve worked with dozens of brides seeking all-white bouquets, from vintage to modern, clean to complex.  But no matter the design, a white bouquet is a timeless choice, rich with tradition and symbolic of the bride’s entrance into a fresh, new chapter of her life.
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August 26, 2016

Smitten with Succulents

Search “#succulent” on Instagram, and you’ll quickly get an idea of just how beloved these beautiful water-bearers have become.  With hashtags like, #succulentjunkie, #succulentaddict, #succulentporn, and #succulentfreak, lovers of these blushing beauties are nothing if not devoted – and what’s not to love?

Succulent Bouquets / Amanda & Corey / Picnic House / DeNueva Photo

Succulent Bouquets / Amanda & Corey / Picnic House / DeNueva Photo

 

Not only are succulents gorgeous, their thick, fleshy leaves make them easy to take care of and to incorporate into any flower arrangement. “There’s just something about them that make people happy,”  says our Creative Director Lindsay Saltz, “Whenever we’re setting up for a wedding that includes succulents, the wedding planners, venue staff, and passersby always go nuts when they see them.”
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