April 6, 2016

Rustic Floral Arches

Nothing says romance like a naturalistic arch custom-built for your wedding vows. From simple structures of branches and greenery to colorful compositions dripping with roses, there is no end to the creative combinations you and your floral designer can come up with.

These work well both indoors and outdoors, so don’t worry too much about whether or not they’re “in season.” A good florist can make the magic happen regardless of when or where your wedding will take place. Here are some of our favorite rustic arches and structures from the Bride & Blossom archives!



Categories: Blog, Floral Arrangements and Decor Advice


February 29, 2016

Bouquet Recipe: Pink and Green Accents

2.29 Bouquet Recipe
The classic combination of pink and green gets a fresh lift in this bouquet. White dahlias and white garden roses create a neutral backdrop that takes this color scheme from ultra-girly to elevated elegance. The subtle hints of green from seeded eucalyptus and monochromatic pinks in spray and light pink roses are the perfect touch.

Venue: Studio 450
Photography: Alicia Swedenborg

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February 22, 2016

Bouquet Recipe: Peaches & Cream

Bouquet recipe peach roses white dahlias


This unique recipe combines the three-dimensional texture of white dahlias and lisianthus with accents of peach garden roses and dusty miller to create a bouquet that speaks to a bride’s singular personality and signature style

Venue: Elite Palace
Photography: J’adore Love
Bridesmaid Bouquet from This Wedding: Pretty Peach & Purple Petals 

Categories: Blog, Floral Arrangements and Decor Advice


February 19, 2016

Three Keys to Wedding Social Media

Social media is an increasingly present component of our everyday lives, but does it belong at a wedding? Experts say yes, there are ways to tastefully incorporate Instagram, Twitter, and even Snapchat into your ceremony and reception — but the key is in taking control over the situation before it gets out of hand. Read on for three keys to the perfect social media strategy for your big day.

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Venue: New York Botanical Gardens
Photography: Dideo Films

1) Use a #Hashtag 

The easiest way to keep track of social media memories is to come up with a unique hashtag for your wedding, and make sure guests are aware of it. The hashtag can be as simple as putting both of your names together and adding the word “wedding,” ie., BB creative director Lindsay Saltz‘s wedding hashtag could have been #lindsayandaaronwedding. Wedding Wire even has this handy wedding hashtag generator, if you’re feeling lazy or uninspired. Put your hashtag on your save the dates, wedding website, and even escort cards, and have your on-site staff encourage avid Instagramming.
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Categories: Blog, Luxury Wedding Expertise, Must Read Bridal Advice


March 5, 2015

High Centerpieces for Heightened Drama

If there is one thing that we’ve learned from creating floral designs for almost every event space in New York City, it is that nothing transforms a room and says beauty and opulence like lush tall centerpieces. With so many stunning, New York City wedding venues featuring dramatic, vaulted ceilings, we simply feel the need to play into the drama with tall floral arrangements.

While high centerpieces are often more expensive than low centerpieces, there are ways to save on costs and still wow your guests. Ask your floral designer for ideas. For starters, doing a mixture of high and low is a great way to transform your space and not max out your flower budget. We also love to use hydrangeas in high centerpieces. Not only are they one of the most beautiful and romantic flowers, but they are large and lush so they automatically add volume to your centerpiece. Another trick is to layer the flowers within the high centerpiece, adding more dimension and creating the illusion that it’s even larger.
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February 2, 2015

Five Things Wedding Florists Wish Brides Knew


Every detail of your wedding matters so much. Whether you had your color palette settled by the time you were in fifth grade, or you’re feeling a little dazed and overwhelmed by all the decisions, never have so many details meant so much. When you’re looking for the right wedding florist for your ceremony decor, bouquets and table centerpieces, here are some tips to set your mind at ease:
1. Inspiration is Everywhere
We will understand when you reference celebrity weddings, Disney princesses, or your favorite beach as wedding flower inspiration. Color palettes can start with a page torn from a magazine, a treasured piece of jewelry, or a field of wildflowers. The right wedding florist knows how to translate your taste. We find wedding flower inspiration everywhere, too! Bride & Blossom on Pinterest
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