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Autumn at the NYBG

February 20, 2013
Two beautiful brides chose warm golden orange flowers for their wedding
on a gorgeous October Sunday.
The setting was romantic and natural, perfect for the NYBG
To create a picture perfect spot  the arbor was wound with bittersweet vines
and pots of mums framed the ceremony area
The bridemaids
An early peak at the ballroom
Our thanks to Infinity Photography for capturing the day!

The Stone Mill

November 30, 2012

The intimate and rustic Stone Mill at the NYBG is the perfect spot for smaller weddings, and it offers a beautiful outdoor ceremony location. This wedding used one of my favorite color schemes: shades of purple with fresh green to set off the cool tones. There was a lovely natural quality to all the decor.

For her flowers, the bride requested fresh artichokes (we used the preserved dried type to keep the bouquet from being too heavy), cream roses,silver gray brunia, fresh lavender, and bright green hypericum berries. Finished with a stem wrap of lace from her gown, the unique combination made a very striking one-of-a-kind bouquet.


The bridesmaids carried colorful bouquets with a interesting section of flowers – from pastel lavender spray roses and stock to deep purple allium, fragrant fresh lavender, airy bupleurum and mossy green dianthus.

Small sprays for the mothers to carry and boutonnieres for the gentleman carried out the theme with a stem wrap of rustic sisal.

The entrance window sill is one of my favorite spots; the perfect place for a welcoming arrangement to introduce the style of the wedding decor.

 The bride’s and groom’s place settings

The happy bridal party!

New York Botanical Garden

November 30, 2012

We are fortunate to work at many beautiful venues in the NYC area and are always happy when the weather cooperates for outdoor ceremonies! The New York Botanical Garden has a beautiful arbor that we have embellished in many ways, for different seasons. The indoor space is also exquisite. Here are some photos from an early fall wedding.


The lovely bridesmaids’ bouquets featured shades of pink, coral, peach and green; some brighter and some more pastel to coordinate with their individually selected dresses.

The bride carried a loosely designed tied bouquet combining traditional roses (our favorite bloom, and their meaning is “love”!) with a variety of green elements and fresh lavender for an organic feeling.

We were so happy to be able to provide the bride’s requested fresh olive branches to reflect her Greek heritage.  The addition of pink and coral garden flowers coordinated the ceremony setting with all the wedding decor.

Working with the bride, Marina, was such a pleasure! We both love a natural approach to floral design and she very much wanted to keep the garden feeling in all the elements of her wedding decor. It was also important to her to include meaningful personal touches.The escort card table showcased tall garden flowers in French market buckets for a natural look. A pretty individual detail was the crocheted Greek lace cloth used as the table topper.

For the dining tables Marina choose one of my favorite containers to present the flowers – a graceful footed glass compote that lifts the arrangement off the table without obscuring views and conversation. Wine bottle table numbers and soft green napkins added individual flair to each table.
The bride and groom shared this lovely sweetheart table; embellished with more of the requested olive branches and pastel flowers!
Our thanks to our designer Linh for her creativity and photography skills!

Rachel & Chris

February 22, 2012
Rachel and Chris were married at the Stone Mill on a lovely fall day. It was a true pleasure to be a part of this intimate celebration for a lovely couple.


Rachel’s bouquet was vivid and textural with a hint of creamy roses as a nod to bridal traditions.The floral style was rustic, warm and seasonal with beautiful open roses contrasting scabious pods and velvety dusty miller leaves. Berries and a sisal wrap completed the grooms unique boutonniere.

The autumn foliage was a perfect compliment to a perfect day, just as we had hoped!
The light held long enough for outdoor photos and a stroll through the gardens.

As guests entered the Stone Mill, a display of lanterns and flowers set the theme for the wedding celebration.


The escort apples were enjoyed by guests at the end of the evening.

Because the ceremony was well after sunset on the cool evening, the bride and groom chose to say their vows indoors under a beautiful arch of colorful leaves and bittersweet vines Lanterns along the aisle provided soft illumination in the rustic style.
The charming sweetheart table!
The Autumn palette was lightened with pale green hydrangea and clear glass vases.