Thursday, August 18, 2011

Park Slope summer wedding at Benchmark.

This was a super important wedding me for SO many reasons, and there is kind of a crazy back story to go along with the series of events that fell into place. First of all, the bride totally found me on her own as she was searching for a local, brooklyn, designer. She contacted me about 3 months before her wedding at my beloved Benchmark. I say beloved because this was the first place I have an organic, grass fed steak in TWENTY years. It was absolutely delicious and did me good, as I am a recovering vegetarian! The bride and I got along naturally and easily as if we were already friends. I recommended members of my new group Brooklyn Betrothed . She ended up booking officiant Carissa Templeton, from our crew. They got along easily and naturally as hoped/expected.

The bride is a gardener and a total fan of herbs. We wanted to make this an important part of the floral designs and were able to incorporate this in almost every aspect. Her bouquet was filled with herbs including lavender, mint, sage, oregano and much much more. We hung test tubes stuffed with lavender, scabiosa pods, and lisianthus along the wall for an interesting, textural decor in the relaxed, casual, yet chic venue. The bride gave out potted herbs/plants to her guest as favors. We set these adorable little plants next to my vintage bird cage that was decorated with Juliette roses and jasmine.

By the end of her wedding, there were some crazy realizations! Her now husband was a childhood friend of a very close friend of mine. That close friend of mine was ALSO officiated by Carissa Templeton years ago and I was the florist! Carissa and I were working a wedding together 4 years ago and didn't even know it. Small small world (:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bright bouquet for a Brooklyn bride.

My lovely client contacted me months ago for the personal flowers for her July 30th wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. She wanted all brightly colored, happy flowers including calla's, gerbera daisies, crespedia, spray roses and seeded euch. We also added some vintage red button's down the front of the bouquet for extra cuteness (:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Brooklyn Botanic gardens summer wedding flowers.

This was my other July 23rd wedding that took place at one of my favorite places to work, the Brooklyn Botanic gardens. The bride was looking for a whimsical, funky, seasonal flowers using bright colors including cobalt blue, yellows, melons and white. Together we collected the cobalt blue vintage bottles to mix in with the vintage silver bud vases and my mercury bottle tea light holders. She also really wanted to have a natural touch being that we were in the BBG, so we incorporated a natural stump riser which is always a nice way to unite the collection of bottles. She wanted her bridal bouquet to be most sun flowers and her girls to have a seasonal mix as well as wild flowers. We used hydrangea, asters, thistle, crespedia, daisies, and greens. I loved working with this bride. She had a vision, yet, totally let me do my thing too. She was relaxed, happy and totally not worried about her flowers, which is always the best complement (: Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Housing works, SoHo bookstore wedding.

This sweet lil wedding took place on July 23th at the charming Housing Works bookstore in NYC. The bride wanted fluffy, soft, "whip cream" looking flowers. We wanted to use peonies, but, they just ended! We trickled some bud vases along the long tables (professional photos to come) as well as something tall and interesting for the buffet area. The bride had a lovely purple bird cage vail with a flower, so, I tied in that color into the bridal bouquet by using mini Aluim flowers. We used Juliette roses, hydrangea, delphinium, pale pink roses, lavender, brunia, super pale pink celosia, queen ann lace, papyrus, chamomile, jasmine, and scabiosa pods.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Prospect Park Picnic House wedding.

I have a LOT of catching up to do, so forgive me of the multiple blogs in a row. There are five weddings from July that need to go up! This wedding took place on July 10th at the gorgeous Picnic house surrounded by the serene park. The bride wanted a very colorful pallet with and old world, "House of Mirth" feel. We used red charm peonies, straw flowers, blue dephinium, veronica, hydrangea, olive branches, and lavender. My favorite was the brass boot which was perfect to spice up the bathroom (:

Brooklyn Betrothed has launched!

The day has finally come for me to share a extraordinarily special endeavor with you all. A group of us Brooklyn gals have collaborated to form a one stop shop of talented local vendors for many of your wedding needs. Read how we all came together and what we have to share on our web site BROOKLYN BETROTHED. We had our launch celebration last night a wonderful restaurant called Benchmark .