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Studio Sweet Pea1140 Broadway, nr. 27th St., Ste. 901; 212-684-6333; studiosweetpea.com
Edgy and bold, Lisa Fireman Dorhout uses diverse textures and isn’t afraid to mix colors. Her designs are sophisticated but notably streamlined and clean, and she frequently uses short, glass cylinders for vases. Bouquets from $150; centerpieces from $250.surroundingsflowers.com
This family-run business specializes in an English-garden nosegay style, meaning classic, compact arrangements without fillers like mums and baby’s breath. For DIY-inclined brides, the company’s Surroundings Flowers: Wholesale Market shops, also in Manhattan, offer their growers’ flowers at wholesale prices. Bouquets from $150; centerpieces from $125.
Brides come here for compact, monochromatic, and unusually beautiful arrangements. Bouquets are often nosegay style, with blooms grouped tightly together with greenery. Signature decorations include a glass vase wrapped in cecropia leaves and bound with raffia. Bouquets run $150 to $300; centerpieces for small weddings start at $150.
Bill Tansey’s high-end, refined work is a mainstay of major benefits-including the American Ballet Theatre, the Winter Antiques Show, and opening night at the Metropolitan Opera-which gives an idea of the scale to which he’s accustomed. Prices upon request.tantawanbloom.com
Designer Golf Srithamrong, who creates modern sculptural arrangements, is dubbed "the orchid king" of New York. Srithamrong brought his high-end aesthetic to a recent New York wedding, where he crafted ten-feet-tall "tree" centerpieces from orchids and other flowers. Prices upon request.vsfnyc.com
With 25 years of business under its belt, this charming shop specializes in English country-garden style -tight arrangements of European garden blooms. Sarah Jessica Parker sought out VSF to create bridesmaid bouquets for the Sex and the City movie. Bouquets from $200; centerpieces start at $300.wolfgangdesignny.com
For a wedding at the Plaza, German-born, ¬Paris-educated Wolfgang Thom designed a twelve-foot ¬chuppa from 7,000 white orchids and placed a six-foot-tall centerpiece on each table. Thom provides all services necessary for décor, including flowers (sourced from an organic farm upstate), lighting, and furniture rental. Prices upon request.zezeflowers.com
Zezé uses a variety of brilliantly colored flowers to create arrangements-currently favoring pairings like orange and hot pink, as well as lots of gold. Flowers are the focus; the vases are simple glass. Centerpieces start at $200; bouquets at $250.
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide
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At fleursBELLA, we create enchantment. Every installation, from the smallest flower arrangement to the most lavish event décor, captures and celebrates the essence of every couple's unique vision. Call us for your personal wedding consultation.
- Flowers by Richard
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Flowers by Richard is widely known as the best midtown New York florist, specializing in fine wedding design. We understand that every bride is unique and wedding flowers should reflect your personality.