Mary and Galen Wedding - Blush and White Peony Bouquet - The Hudson Hotel NYC - Jacquelyne Pierson Weddings

Planning & Inspiration

14 Pretty Ideas For Wrapping Your Wedding Bouquet

Mary and Galen Wedding - Blush and White Peony Bouquet - The Hudson Hotel NYC - Jacquelyne Pierson Weddings

Mary and Galen Wedding – Blush and White Peony Bouquet – The Hudson Hotel NYC – Jacquelyne Pierson Weddings

The blossoms that a bride carries down the aisle hold great symbolic meaning. And after countless hours spent scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, you have finally chosen the flowers that will make up your wedding bouquet. Now, you have just one more decision to make, and it involves how to tie together the flowers’ stems. From a clean satin wrap to a loose cascade of ribbons, the possibilities are endless. You can even use fabric of sentimental importance such as your grandmother’s lace, or work in a piece of heirloom jewelry.
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Mary & Galen Wedding - Stationary - Hudson Hotel - Jacquelyne Pierson Weddings

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Gorgeous Floral Wedding Invitation Ideas

Mary & Galen Wedding - Stationary - Hudson Hotel - Jacquelyne Pierson Weddings

Mary & Galen Wedding – Stationary – Hudson Hotel – Jacquelyne Pierson Weddings


When it comes to inspiration, flowers can be incorporated into just about every element of your wedding including stationery. And nothing announces a romantic event like blossoming invitations. What is so great about about floral motifs is that they can be used to compliment any wedding style ranging from refined luxury to whimsical garden.

We know that couples in the midst of planning their wedding right now are being faced with decisions like never before. Our hearts go out to each and every one of you. For many, setting a date is up in the air. Some are deciding to scale back with a smaller, socially distanced gathering while others are getting married now and planning to hold a reception with friends and family once large get-togethers are safe again. Then there are those who are not giving up on their dream wedding and have chosen to wait until 2021 to say “I Do.”  However you decide to handle the obstacles 2020 has dealt, your wedding day is a once in a lifetime occasion and deserves to be commemorated with a beautiful invite. From watercolor to letterpress, we rounded up gorgeous designs inspired by the allure of flowers.
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Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding - Low Centerpiece - The Foundry - Anastasiia Photography

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Beautiful Long Tablescape Decor Ideas For Your Wedding Reception

Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding - Low Centerpiece - The Foundry - Anastasiia Photography

Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding – Low Centerpiece – The Foundry – Anastasiia Photography


Your reception is going to be the longest part of your wedding. From the decor details to the furniture, how you choose to display your tablescape will have a huge impact on the tone of the evening. While long, communal tables have been used for lavish royal affairs throughout history, they provide a relaxed and flexible setting for today’s couples to work with. And that dreaded task of putting together the seating chart? Compared to smaller round tables, they are easier to arrange guests in a way so that everyone feels equally welcome. Basically, you wont be faced with the question, “Who are we going to put at the far corner table?”
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Amanda & Corey - Groom - Succulent Boutonnière - Picnic House - DeNueva Photo

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Boutonnieres We Love: Choosing Flowers for the Men in Your Wedding

You couldn’t be happier with the bouquets you and your bridesmaids will be carrying down the aisle. Now, there’s just one more item to take care of before you can cross “wedding flowers” off the TO DO list – choosing the boutonnieres.


Adriana & James - Boutonniere - Wedding Invitations - Battery Gardens - Melissa Kruse Photography

Adriana & James – Boutonniere – Wedding Invitations – Battery Gardens – Melissa Kruse Photography


The custom of men wearing flowers can be traced all the way back to 2000 B.C., when the Aztecs wore brightly-colored blooms to show their allegiance during times of war. In wedding culture, the groom wears a flower from his bride’s bouquet to symbolize his bond with her. He also gives each of his groomsmen a flower to wear on the left side, just above their heart.
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Hannah and Mark Wedding - St Regis NYC - Photography by Shira Weinberger

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Ideas for Creative New York City Wedding Photos

When it comes to wedding photos, the bride planning her nuptials in New York City has much to look forward to. From the iconic architecture, breathtaking skyline views, and buzzing street scenes to the lush public parks, the city is a boundless source of visual stimulation. An amazing photo opportunity can be found just about everywhere you look. Here are 6 inspiring ideas for capturing creative and unique New York City wedding photos.

New York City Skyline Backdrop: Towing skyscrapers and monumental bridges mark the city’s famous skyline. There’s no better way to remember your New York City wedding than using a stunning view of Downtown Manhattan or the Brooklyn Bridge as a photo backdrop. Get a shot of you and your husband-to-be taking in the city’s alluring magic, or round up the girls for a dreamy sunset picture.
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Heavenly Rooftop

Mary and Galen’s heavenly rooftop wedding was straight out of a fairytale. The west coast couple embraced the spring season with a gorgeous pink and green color palette and a stunning ceremony with a magical canopy of hanging flowers.


As told to BRIDES, Mary and Galen’s romance was straight out of a fairytale. In fact, the couple was watching Frozen when Galen proposed! He told Mary a story about a boy’s love for a girl, and by the end she realized he was talking about their relationship!


The couple took their time over two years to plan an intimate ceremony and reception for 50 guests with help from wedding planner Kate Werkin at Chancey Charm. The rooftop of the Hudson Hotel was the perfect venue for their intimate wedding and the perfect mix of a traditional Chinese and a Western wedding. Mary and Galen initially considered getting married in California’s redwood forest, but since they were moving to New York after the wedding, they decided to host their wedding in their new city. They settled on a beautiful verdant palette of light green, peach, pink and white, and carried those colors throughout their invitation suite, florals, decor and even their wedding cake!


The day started with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony with both of their parents, who traveled from China to celebrate the wedding of their children. Mary and Galen then had a Western ceremony on the rooftop terrace of the Hudson Hotel. They mentioned to BRIDES that instead of reciting their wedding vows in front of their guests, they privately shared their vows with each other before the ceremony. We thought that intimate moment was such a beautiful decision! Mary walked down the aisle in a stunning Vera Wang gown and gold and pink crystal Christian Louboutin pumps that Galen had given her as a gift. We also couldn’t help but notice her cheeky rainbow rolling stone tattoo!


Mary chose to carry a bouquet of white and blush peonies wrapped in silk ribbon, which were absolutely gorgeous and in season in May. There were so many gorgeous elements to Mary and Galen’s ceremony, it is hard for us to pick a favorite! The end of the aisle was decorated with a stunning wedding arch made of eucalyptus, fern, Italian ruscus and lemon leaf and accented with beautiful pops of white blooms, including hydrangea, peonies, Tibet roses, vendela roses, and spray roses. The whimsical and natural design of the arch was perfect for their intimate ceremony. Over 2000 blooms made a breathtaking canopy over the top of the ceremony terrace. We suspended 600 blush stock flowers and 1800 blush carnations with Italian ruscus from the ceiling, creating a magical and enchanting floralscape that guests could enjoy on the beautiful spring evening.  


At the reception, the guests were greeted by a beautiful manzanita tree adorned with lush cream and blush roses, white peonies, cascading greenery and hanging terrarium bubble votives. The base of the card table arrangement was decorated with a lush mixture of white hydrangea, blush and cream roses, blush dahlias, green moss, seeded eucalyptus and fern accents.


Guests were all able to see each other by configuring the reception tables into a U shape, with the dance floor in the center. We love lush greenery garlands for rectangular table decor, because it allows the guests to really see each other and the happy couple. Using Italian ruscus, seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus ivy and asparagus fern, we created the greenery garland base. We then weaved in peonies, quicksand and vendela roses to bring color and lightness to the tables. The long tables were illuminated with simple glass votives and stemmed floating candles. Mary and Galen’s chairs were decorated with a sweetheart garland made from Italian ruscus, seeded eucalyptus, ivy, white spray roses, cream vendela roses and blush Cafe Au Lait dahlias.


During the reception, Mary changed into a gorgeous white lace dress embroidered with florals and greenery, that perfectly matched her wedding decor and her delicious floral wedding cake from A White Cake and A Simple Cake. It was the perfect sweet ending to a magical spring wedding!




Venue: Hudson Hotel

Planner: Chancey Charm

Photographer: Jacquelyne Pierson Weddings

Gown: Vera Wang

Bride and Groom’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Music: Highline String Quartet

Invitations: Yao Cheng Design

Cake: A White Cake and A Simple Cake

Hair and Makeup: Vicky C5

Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals