January 26, 2016

Bodega Chic Floral Class Recap

Last week, we held our monthly flower class at our gorgeous showroom in Midtown Manhattan. Our designer Dawn showed the class how to create stylish contemporary arrangements using flowers that are readily available at the corner deli. We were truly inspired by the amount of creativity and talent our students demonstrated (many of them were first timers!). Each interpretation of the lesson was original and really proved that intuition and personality play an integral role in flower arranging. Trust your instincts!

We are currently brewing a batch of new classes for the next few months and cannot be more excited to get the schedule up next week (stay tuned). We will be hosting classes on creating unique succulent terrariums, stunning flower head wreaths and English garden arrangements, to name a few.
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December 28, 2015

Whimsical Winter Vow Renewal

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What could be more romantic than a wedding? This vintage-inspired vow renewal ceremony, designed by Dee Kay Events at Octavia & Brown Studio, will affirm your belief that love lasts long beyond the honeymoon phase. Mary and Eric celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary with a ceremony designed to honor everything they have gone through as a couple, and the strength of their still-deepening love.

Alisa Tongg led the couple in a hand fast, an ancient ritual that has been making a comeback in contemporary weddings.

Long ago, the exchanging of rings was only possible for the very rich. Ordinary people would pledge themselves to each other, often in a field, and symbolically have their hands fasted together with a piece of ribbon, cord or cloth. The phrases ‘tying the knot’ and ‘bond of matrimony’ are thought to stem from this practice. Alissa Tongg via Dee Kay Events

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November 30, 2015

Bouquet Recipe: Jewel-Toned Beauty

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Our bride envisioned a stunning, vibrant wedding bouquet, for her fall ceremony at Manhattan’s Ritz-Carlton Battery Park. Jewel tones have a special place in our hearts for fall and winter weddings.

We composed this lush, compact bridal bouquet with red garden roses, Freedom roses and deep-red Bacarra roses, combined with dark purple stock and magenta cymbidium orchids with burgundy centers. Stems were tied with an ivory satin ribbon, with ends exposed, for a fresh touch.

Photographed by Studio A Images, at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park.

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October 13, 2015

Branches & Blooms: Flower Class at Bride & Blossom

bride-blossom-team-flower-classFor our latest floral-design workshop, Branches & Blooms, we filled the showroom with vibrant fall flowers and invited the class to get creative with color, shape and texture. We had such a warm, enthusiastic and talented group. We’ve been telling everyone our classes are NYC’s best girls’ night out, but it turns out, they also make a great date night. We were delighted to see more than one gentleman in the showroom this time!

Expert floral stylist, Dawn, charmed the class as she demonstrated technique and shared insider tricks. Here’s one tip that kept coming up: don’t overthink it! (The wine helps with that.) Relax, follow your instincts and experiment. Working with flowers is about using your senses. Get a feel for the way each stem feels in your hand. Notice which colors draw you in, and don’t forget to stop and breathe in the fragrance.
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February 14, 2015

A Valentine’s Day Behind-the-Scenes Video!

 

Here’s a look behind the scenes at The Rachael Ray Show, as we create florals for a real wedding. Our inspiration? Lush romance and glam details, in a classic red and pink color palette, for Valentine’s Day! Stay tuned, on Monday we’ll share all the flower details.

We wish you so much love this Valentine’s Day!

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