With their versatility, deep-rooted symbolism and timeless appeal, roses are the perfect emblem of love to grace any wedding décor. Our obsession with roses dates back to Ancient Rome, when roses were used to symbolize devotion to Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, and desire. The rose is the official flower of the United States, the United Kingdom, and even New York. Fossil evidence teaches us roses are over 35 million years old, with 150 species naturally growing across the Northern Hemisphere. It wasn’t until the late eighteenth century that we began to breed roses and create thousands of hybrids in a wide range of colors and shapes. Read More
Today’s bouquet recipe uses monochromatic blush accents from light pink roses and pink ranunculus to add a touch of romance to a classic white bouquet. This is a great way to pick up complementary colors from your bridesmaids dresses, accessories, or decor.
Inspired by this style? Visit your florist with color swatches you’d like to add to your bouquet and ask about flower options that accent our color scheme.
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. Read More
For 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. Read More
Bride-to-be Lauren asked us to create a floral crown for her engagement shoot and we were more than happy to say yes! Flower crowns are wildly popular with chic brides right now. Wearing blooms close to the face brings out every woman’s natural beauty and evokes tradition; adorning hair with fresh flowers, for weddings and festivals, was just as on-trend in ancient Greece and Medieval Europe as it is today.
We got to know Lauren’s lovely sense of style while working on designs for her big day next June. For this engagement session, she envisioned blush roses and shared an inspiration image from a gorgeous French wedding. Instead of standard roses, we suggested delicate, light-pink spray roses, and ethereal baby’s breath. Cool-toned, seeded eucalyptus complimented the intricate, ivory petals of tiny wildflowers, including poetically-named astrantia million stars. Fresh and romantic, the finished crown looked perfect with Lauren’s “lob,” worn in gentle waves. Read More
For the summer wedding of a bride who is a very dear friend, we created this hand-tied bridal bouquet, composed of flowers in shades of cream and very pale blush. For a soft, airy, romantic look, we selected fluffy café au lait dahlias and peonies, delicate spray roses and sweet pea and classic Vendela roses. To finish the bouquet, stems were ties with white-satin ribbon, accented with lace from the bridal gown.