This summer we were very honored to be a part of Allison + Mike’s wedding at the Midtown Loft & Terrace in Midtown Manhattan. The space manages to feel intimate while being surrounded by the huge skyscrapers of NYC. In addition to fantastic views of the Empire Stare Building, the space is easily transformed to fit each event’s aesthetic.
For Allison + Mike’s summer nuptials, the floral decor was elegant, romantic, and sophisticated. The pink and peach tones in the centerpieces with the mercury glass vases was just stunning. Illuminated by the light of votive and tall hurricane candles, each table setting was whimsical and glamorous. It was a pleasure working with the sweet couple & their families through the planning process. We wish the happy couple a lifetime of happiness!
Venue: Midtown Loft & Terrace
Planner: Pink Monkey Events
Photographer: Jayde Jackson
Planning a wedding is always a very busy time for a couple. To avoid feeling stressed out during the process, it’s best to book your venue & caterer months ahead of time. Unfortunately for Emily + Ryan, their full service venue which included the food, flowers and decor, went out of business & permanently shut it’s doors one month before their wedding day.
Everything moves fast in New York City, but no one ever hopes to plan their wedding in a New York minute, especially when they’ve already planned their wedding for over a year.
One of our favorite venues, The India House Club, was available to host their wedding with the short turn around. The vibe & decor was different than the couples original venue, ReBar in Brooklyn, but the warmth and old school charm of the India House made up for it.
The floral designs for their wedding were garden style compositions of blush, cream, and white blooms. Accents of seeded eucalyptus, wax flowers, and dusty miller created a very earth feel.
Emily + Ryan were able to keep a level head through their unusual circumstance while planning their wedding one month before their wedding day. Check out the stunning pictures of their big day below. We wish them a very Happy Anniversary this month & many more to come!!
Photographs courtesy of: Clean Plate Pictures
We all love weddings here at City Blossoms. It’s truly a pleasure to design the floral decor for such an important day in a couple’s life. We love getting to know a family and being a part of their love story. It’s a busy time of the year for us, but it’s overwhelmingly rewarding.
The summer months are the most popular time of the year to tie the knot. The weather allows you the have the option for an outdoor ceremony and/or reception and for sun kissed outdoor pictures. Whether the style for your wedding is classic or nontraditional, bohemian or beachy, warm sunny skies will be the perfect backdrop.
Here are some of our favorite floral creations from last summer’s weddings. Looking forward to designing more unique & stunning arrangements and working with beautiful couples this summer!
Photo Credit: Leigh Miller Photography
Photo Credit: Kelly Williams Photography
Photo Credit: Dreamlife Photos
Photo Credit: Tatiana Breslow
Photo Credit: Fat Orange Cat Studio
This winter has been a brutal one. Record low cold, huge amounts of snow, and never ending layers of sweaters & bundling up. Let’s hope that can all be put behind us until next year.
Spring flowers are filling the fridges at our stores, and we couldn’t be any happier. Below is a list of our absolute favorite spring blooms and pictures of our very own designs using them.
When I think of spring flowers, tulips are the first to come to mind. Whether they are bursting out of the ground or in a fresh cut arrangement, they’re soft shape and bright colors bring happy thoughts to all.
Lilac’s sweet, perfume scent and pastel hue are reminders of warmer days ahead. It’s free flowing, cone like shape make this bloom great all on its own, in a mix with other more structured flowers like Cymbidium Orchids, or in a loose, garden style arrangement.
A staple in spring arrangements, Hyacinth’s rich scent can be smelt from miles away. They’re available in a few different shades. but it’s the purple/blueish hue that’s our favorite in arrangements.
Peonies are definitely one of the most popular flowers for spring & summer weddings. Their romantic shape and variety of hues make them popular for bridal bouquets and wedding arrangements.
Frequently used in our weekly flowers for offices, hotels, and residences due to their hardiness, Forsythia is a blooming branch that’s available during the spring months. It’s also a nice & colorful addition to tall centerpieces at weddings & events.
We know this March came in like a lion, so let’s hope it goes out like a soft, warm & gentle lamb! :o)
Winter is a time of year that some people love and embrace, while others would rather stay inside and cuddle under a blanket until spring.
Weddings during the winter months are considered to occur during the “off season.” More couples want to celebrate their love in the blooming spring time, sunny summer days, or amber hued fall months.
There is so much charm that a winter wedding can have. The color choices leave you with many sophisticated options. Deep reds, white, blue, purple, blush, dark green, tan are all beautiful winter wedding colors.
Winter weddings can be all glitz and glam, ala a Great Gatsby theme, or more rustic, with winter greenery such as white pine, juniper, and berries like Ilex. Calla Lilies, Orchids, Roses, Amaryllis, are a few of the options for flowers for your winter wedding.
Whichever way you celebrate your love during the colder months, we <3 winter weddings!
Check out some of our designs from previous winter weddings. Enjoy! xo City Blossoms
As the Mad Hatter says in the classic book & film Alice in Wonderland, “It’s always tea time.” Whimsical tea pots, garden inspired rabbits & eccentric clocks were all a part of the decor for a very special 1st Birthday party inspired by the magical world of Alice in Wonderland.
The decor was the perfect balance of fun for the younger guests and elegant for the parents and family members.
Beautiful displays of pink flowers including roses, carnations, and orchids wowed guests at every turn. Each table had their own unique decor inspired by elements from the story.
Large cut outs inspired by the story greeted guests at the main entrance. They were perfect touches to encourage guests to have fun & take pictures.
It was a charming party that will be hard to top for the years to follow!
How Tweet it is to Be in Love…
In today’s selfie dominating culture, you can absolutely guarantee that everyone at your wedding, from your great aunt to your little nephew, will be posting pictures of your wedding on social media. Social media is such a great way to share what each person thinks is beautiful & important, and what’s more beautiful and important than your wedding day!
1. Start with your Engagement
Organize these social snapshots with a personalized hashtag for your wedding from the beginning. Yes, we’re saying to set up a #hashtag for your wedding starting with the first engagement ring photo. You want to tag all these special moments together from the start. The more your friends & family members see the hashtag, the more likely they’ll be to remember it and use it in their posts on your big day and leading up to it.
2. Getting the Word Out
Include a note in your wedding invitations & save the dates about your personalized hashtag. This is such a great example of weddings being such classic traditions that keep up with the times. There are so many creative ways to display your hashtag on your wedding day from rustic chalkboards to custom paper designs.
3. Inform Your Wedding Team
Make sure your wedding vendors know your hashtag in advance of your wedding day. Leading up to the big day you’ll be preoccupied with other details and may forget to inform them. Florist, caterers, photographers, venues, and wedding planners love posting pictures of their work. Keeping them informed of your hashtag is a great way to ensure that you see your wedding from every angle and will be able to revisit those moments in the future.
4. Separate #Tags When Necessary
You can create separate handles for your bachelorette party, wedding shower, and honeymoon, too. It may be best to leave that picture of you in the club with your bridesmaids very far away from pictures of your father walking you down the aisle…
5. Photo Scavenger Hunt!
When creating and enforcing the use of your tag, remember that you’re asking people to do a favor for you. M aking the experience as fun as possible with a photo scavenger hunt is a great way to encourage your guests to use the tag & keep them entertained.
How Do I Create My Wedding Day #Tag?
Here’s some examples of the best ways to create your weddings hashtag using the hypothetically named bride, Sally Pratt, and groom, Henry Green. Get creative! Feel free to incorporate a favorite tv show or your hometown. Just remember to keep it short!
Photos by Brad Ross Photography www.bradross.net
It was a perfect, sunny day in June for Liz & Gary’s wedding at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville, NJ.
The overall style of the wedding was sophisticated, classic, and chic; just like the glowing couple, who both happen to be doctors.
Elizabeth carried an exquisite bouquet of ivory roses, white mini calla lilies, and white orchids wrapped in a luxurious satin ribbon.
It was the perfect bouquet for her classic and elegant style.
To create an intimate and elegant chuppa, our designers transformed the existing gazebo by using elegant ivory chiffon embellished with a “reign” of dendrobium orchids with lush clusters of hydrangea, roses and cymbidium orchids. The facade was decorated with rich white hyrdrangea and vandela roses.
The Tallit Gary wore for the ceremony has deep ties to his family history. It was worn by his great-great grandfather as he ran underground in Ukraine to have his Bat Mitzvah in secret. To wear this same Talit so proudly on his wedding day was a deeply moving moment for Gary and his family.
The classic ballroom featured both high and low centerpieces for an interesting visual dynamic. Lush white hydrangea, green orchids and ivory vendela roses contrasted with the clean lines of long stemmed white calla lilies for an understated and elegant look.
We wish the happy couple a lifetime of bliss! It was so great to be a part of their special day and to meet such a wonderful couple.
Summer Gift Guide
Finally, summer time is here to stay in NYC! Along with weekends at the beach, strolls in the park, flip flops and sunglasses, summer BBQ’s & parties are another staple of the warm months. It’s safe to assume the host has the food & drinks covered (unless otherwise noted,) so here is our summer gift guide for those much anticipate summer soirées!
Attending friend’s BBQ or rooftop party? Bring them a summery floral arrangement already in a vase for a hassle free, much welcomed gesture. All the busy host has to do is place the arrangement where the wish.
Does the host with the most already have the flowers covered? Send them an arrangement a few days after the party as a thank you gift.
Our super summery Bali arrangement will be sure to impress any host or hostess.
Rock The Boat
Arguably the BEST part of summer is being on a boat. The views, fresh salty air, and relaxed atmosphere are worth waiting for all year.
If you’re planning a party on a private boat this summer, make sure you include flowers in your plans. We work with many of the top dinning cruise companies in the city and know exactly how to make the florals work for your party.
Centerpieces for The Atlantica (Visit their site to book your party today)
Wedding Shower/ House Warming Party
If you’re looking to get a special, personal gift for a friend or loved one’s bridal shower, a plant may not be the first thing to come to mind, but it does have lasting power. I’ll never forget the large lilac bush that grew in front of my house as a kid that my mom received right before she got married. A home and yard aren’t complete until there’s plants & greenery. Why not add your touch to your friends’ new home?
Enjoy the summer!!
Chances are your dad has received enough neckties, sports memorabilia, and dress shirts over the years on Father’s Day to last a lifetime. This year, get him a gift this year that will stand out from the norm. Check out City Blossom’s Father’s Day gift ideas.
The Foodie Dad
The key to a man’s heart is his stomach. If your father’s favorite pastime is eating, choose one of our gourmet baskets to satisfy his taste buds.
The Wall Street Dad
Is your dad’s office missing that homey touch? Plants make a perfect addition to an office.
The Green Thumb Dad
Cactus and succulent gardens are such a fun, thoughtful gift for the dad who is always playing around in the yard or looking to escape to the countryside. They bring the outside, inside all year round.
The Creative Dad
Floral arrangements aren’t just for Mother’s Day. Our Zen arrangement is bold & sleek and looks great in any home or office.