Thursday, December 1, 2011
The Wedding Salon held their annual wedding expo and what an event it was! These are a few pictures from the Wedding Salon Event on Nov 14th at Hammerstein Ballroom. Jam packed with brides and a who's who of some of the best wedding vendors in NY.
They gave us an offer we simply could not refuse! The chance to create the Chuppah at main entrance was priceless and really made a mark. Thank you Tracy for making this happen!
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Receiving a call from a guest at a recent wedding we provided flowers for is what this business is all about! Julie and Jeff were so impressed by our work that she gave us open hands to make their day just a bit more special.
Well, special it was! The colors where a bit of a challenge for us but it all turned out perfect as pie! Take a look at this video, it captures all the special moments and the diversity each culture brings to weddings.
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Nadia and Corry
Some weddings will always take us to that special place we all go when we remember a special day, moment or person.
This day was truly special for us for so many reasons.
Nadia and Corry where that type of couple that tell you their budget and color scheme and they leave the rest to you. This was also our first wedding at one of our favorite hotels ever, The W Union Square http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1299. Nadia's dress set the tone, it was a stunning creation by Reem Acra, with the most amazing hand beading you can imagine. The dress was actually named "The King and I" quite appropriate for this wedding .
The colors, the flowers, the hotel, the DRESS, and that overall feeling of love made this a day we will always remember.
Take a look at the video, you will see what i mean.
Formal Pictures to follow!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Every floral and event designer just loves a creative challenge, especially when it comes with a good cause.
When MATH for America called us for their annual fall function we were just thrilled with the theme of Spheres.
We came up with a minimal but fun design.
Very literal and super modern.
A White sphere filled with White Tulips, Lily Grass and Lights.
What a sight to walk into Cipriani Wall Street,
http://www.cipriani.com/ into a sea of spheres, literally!
With the excellent planning of Lorelei Enterprises and Events,http://loreleievents.com/index2.asp it was a huge success.
Cant wait for next years theme, the creative juices are flowing.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Most of the designs for our weddings are usually a collaborative effort. But... every once in a while i just love to sit back and let Josh do his thing. It was such fun as i was able to focus on bridal attire and the custom made bridesmaids gowns that i just simply had to do! They turned out stunning. Dreamy Silk Back Crepe with rouching and floral accent for the bridesmaids and for the bride the latest craze in bridal; Roses, Roses and more Roses. When i saw this dress at Davids i knew it was the one for Kasia.
You would never, ever , ever expect to see such a couture dress at Davids.
But then again, if you spend a day a Davids the stunning gowns just keep on coming!
This reception was held at The Swan Club. If i said it before i will say it again. Among the numerous catering halls in LI Swan Club is truly one of the best!
Great food, amazing landscaping and a staff that genuinely makes you feel at home!
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Friday, June 17, 2011
Every wedding has its own unique needs and challenges. For Valentina's wedding is was all about her color scheme of Black, Hot Pink and Turquoise. Not an easy color scheme for a wedding but this decor was glamorous, fun and very catching! We had so much fun and the day just flew by so quickly.
Valentina and her mom Vivian are those type of clients that you just end up being friends with.
The ceremony and reception took place at Studio 450 which was the perfect venue to support the color scheme as its all White and pretty much like an empty canvas.
The catering was just fabulous, Yen and Gary from "Real Food" www.realfoodcatering.net did a fabulous job!
I am very much looking forward to our next wedding with them.
Pictures were taken by Erika of " Captured by Erika" who did just that, www.capturedbyerika.com . She captured every single special moment!
We will feature this wedding prominently on our website and with NY Weddings magazine.
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We started working with Nicole about a 1 year ago. She lives in Trinidad, but wanted to have her wedding in New York as most of her family lives in Brooklyn. We helped Nicole with almost every single aspect. Gown, floral and decor, rentals, printing and we refereed her to the fabulous Pawel Lach of New Style Photo, www.newstylephoto.com
The wedding took place at Coral House in Baldwin, NY. I wish i could say it was a pleasure as is with most catering halls, but it was not. They made it very difficult from start to finish. But there was so much love in the air that it all turned out lovely! The color scheme was just delicious shades of Pink and Orange with crystals everywhere!
I was a bit sad to say goodbye to my Miss. Trinidad, but will always remember this special day and the power of a great and dedicated team. Its all about the bride, most of us know that! Formal pictures to be featured in our gallery and ???
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Monday, April 4, 2011
We had a grand old time at the NY Weddings Showcase. Not only did we meet with many excited brides, but we also met with numerous fabulous vendors we have worked with in the past.
We were feeling quite Glamorous and wanted our set-up to reflect it! Every single part was custom and exactly as we envisioned it! A special thank you to Anne from Party Rentals,LTD-"http://www.partyrentalltd.com"> for sending us just the right rentals. We felt all White flowers would keep the look and add a romantic touch!
The design was inspired by COCO CHANEL. We have seen the movie a thousand times and always walk away with endless inspiration and motivation to be fabulous. CHANEL would be proud (we hope)...
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Monday, March 28, 2011
When we met with Alonia and Shanelle the one thing that came up was to with a "look" that would somehow be urban, simple and most definitely organic. Not an easy feat to achieve as most of these styles work well on their own.
So, we came up with a simple, chic look of metal lanterns filled with lush, Green Cymbidium Orchids. We added Purple Thistle and Hydrangeas in recycled, glass bottles in varying heights. To add to the organic feel we added Manzanita branches, which is pretty much a standard when trying to achieve an organic look and feel.
To bring in the urban touch, we used a Lucite dish that reflected Purple, Blue or Green depending on lighting. We kept the flowers simple as the colors gave a strong floral presence without getting fussy.
The finished look was very urban, organic and super, modernly simple.
We look forward to the next challenge Shanelle brings us!
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Friday, March 25, 2011
Its no secret, my career in bridal began when i saw Diana Spencer stepping out of her carriage in her amazing wedding dress by David and Elizabeth Emanuel. I was also taken by her fabulous, cascading bouquet. Not as popular today as they should be. But hopefully this style will make a comeback!
When we did a wedding at St. John the Divine which is one of the largest cathedrals in the world, I knew I would finally have my chance to recreate her fabulous bouquet.
Thank you Sam and Jeri for giving CityIris such an amazing experience.
In honor of Diana's 30th wedding anniversary i am recreating a modern day version of one of the most iconic gowns in bridal fashion.
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Everyone has their favorite magazine. Its hard to even say favorite as there are so many wedding magazines that are just fabulous.
One of our favorites though is Inside Weddings. Gorgeous layouts, amazing photos and a really close eye on bridal fashion.
How excited are we to be part of their exclusive " Editors Circle"
We look forward to a CityIris wedding gracing the pages of one of our favorite resources.
We just love our online profile at Insideweddings.com
Pay us a visit: http://insideweddings.com/resources/vendors/results?category=6&area=us%3ANY%3ANew+York
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Through out the year there are several wedding showcases in NYC. One of the best not only for resources, but sheer inspiration is the NY Weddings showcase hosted by NY Magazine. To buy tickets: http://nymag.com/weddingsevent/
The vendors are so up to date and the mix of brides is priceless.
Please join us on Wednesday, March 30th 2001 from 5pm to 8pm.
125 West 18th Street, NYC
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