Wednesday, October 26, 2011


New table design up on Brooklyn Bride. Yummy brights. Check the post with credits here. Thanks!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Take a Bow

So the big news around my neck of the woods has nothing to do with flowers or littlest pheasant's latest adventure but rather it concerns the man in my life. Adam has just installed this incredible public art work in Times Square, called Performer. You can read a review and see a video on Architects Newspaper.  If you are in the area you should stop by. Step into the spotlight and witness a virtual 500 person audience clapping and cheering just for you! It's quite a moral booster and hilarious to watch unsuspecting pedestrians walk into the light. Adam has had this idea for almost 20 years, a true testament to perseverance. Other news is he just became the artist in residence for the city of Seattle. Which means we'll be making some trips out to the great Pacific Northwest! I'm hoping you can give me advice on the best places to visit and enjoy. More to come.

I wouldn't leave you without some flowers...
left over roses from a wedding in the hallway

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sage Green and Lavender

So I am hitting you again with a wedding from the archives today. This time it's an early spring wedding (peonies! lilacs!) It was held at the Bronxville Women's Club, an absolutely charming historic venue founded in 1925 in Bronxville, NY. Photographed beautifully by Levi Stolove. I remember how the whole room was flooded with light and a warm breeze. So lovely to look back on past work...puts the fact that I am exhausted from a busy year in perspective. Flowers are great. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lots of Texture

What is it about the changing of the seasons that bring on surreal dreams? My dreams have been all over the place. You? Last night I dreamt that when I arrived at the flower market and it was hidden among all these holiday ornament stores. I was looking at little plastic trees wondering were all the fresh flowers were. Hate flower anxiety dreams!

I was feeling a little overwhelmed this morning...putting on and taking off too many hats. So I stopped, took a walk and returned to my desk with a cup of tea. ahhhh....breathe. My load was lightened when I saw the professional images from a July wedding. I can still smell all the herbs. All images by the incredibly talented Gary Ashley from The Wedding Artists Collective.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Random things...

Burned my finger with a hot glue gun making twine wrapped table numbers for a wedding this weekend. Ouch....but they sure look cute.

Been meaning to tell you that a old worn stump that I "foraged" from the side of the BQE and sat guard in front of the studio has been stolen. wtf? It had to be lifted when we were working because you can not access it when our front gate is down. Thinking someone must have turned into a side table??

I share some bouquet love...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Autumn on the Hudson

Lynhurst Castle in Tarrytown. When we pulled up I thought "oh man! Ruby has to see this place! It's a real live castle". What a stunning venue. With my best flower girl by my side we had a great time installing and making everything look just right. It was a dream. Then as we waited for the ceremony to end to dismantle the chuppah, we took a little stroll around the property. Funny thing...according to the info plaques, the property was considered too flashy for it's day. Kinda the McMansion of the early 19th century. You wonder if these big new fabricated homes will ever be considered our historic treasures in the future?? Doubt it... Anyway back to the wedding. It was a celebration of autumn, all woodsy and wild.

 Quick shot of a centerpiece before we packed up. Wrapped birch vases. Super easy!
The Castle - just a cozy summer home to 19th century industrialist
This adorable cottage on the grounds is a private home (?!) I wanna live there!
Stunning old growth trees abounded

Monday, October 3, 2011

First Bouquet of October

What a stupendous weekend. Two lovely events in full autumnal glory running a great doable pace.

First up was at a really lovely restaurant in Park Slope Brooklyn called Scottidito Osteria Toscana. I'm always on the look out for local spots that have a pretty private room for intimate parties. This place fits the bill. The owner was a really great guy and the staff seemed completely on top of it. It was a small intimate wedding...simple masons on the table with a knock out bouquet. The bride specifically requested this yellow orchid in her bouquet. I was nervous at first on how I was gonna work it in but in the end it was a perfect fit!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

New Wedding up on SMP

Loved Loved Loved working on this wedding. Thank Style Me Pretty for the shout out. Congrats to Hillary and Patrick. xoxo