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Floral designer Kerri Silvestri has a contagious passion for blooms that turns lofty ideas into perfectly planned realities. Conversations about your big day typically begin over a glass of wine; Silvestri will turn you on to unlikely bouquet add-ons like purple artichokes and dried mulberries. Her full-service company can advise on any aspect of an event from linens to lighting.

Ariel Dearie Flowers


This Brooklyn-based floral-design studio creates arrangements that have a classic still-life-worthy feel. They tend to be lush and wild, with an emphasis on the natural beauty of every stem, bloom, and branch. Centerpieces start at $200.

Ariella New York

5 Tudor City Pl., nr. 41st St.; 212-922-0882;

With her shop in Manhattan, veteran floral and event designer Ariella Chezar brings her loose, garden inspired designs to the urban jungle. Chezar has a knack for transforming spaces with seasonal blooms. Using sustainably grown flowers from her farm whenever possible, she will work with any budget to create a memorable event. Bouquets and centerpieces starting at $150.

Ariston Florist

110 W. 17th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-929-4226;

At this 37-year-old shop, Thomas Barbagianis specializes in oversize bouquets with attention to seasonal blooms and palettes. Bouquets from $150; centerpieces from $100. (good value)


153 Main St., Poplar St., Cold Spring Harbor; 631-651-5622;

Inspired by the raw beauty of nature and the glamour of New York City, AvaFlora creates floral masterpieces for parties both large and small. Working closely with clients to create a one-of-a-kind event, the design team ensures that each detail is tailored to perfection. Centerpieces start at $125. (good value)

Barbara's Flowers

2522 Frederick Douglas Blvd., nr. 134th St.; 212-234-3211;

This mother-and-daughter team has designed arrangements for big names like MoMA and CBS and has been featured in the New York Times. Owner Tara Simone Powell recalls crafting clutch bags with floral buckles for one wedding because the bridesmaid dresses were “just too fabulous for an ordinary bouquet.” Centerpieces and bouquets from $85.

Belle Fleur

134 Fifth Ave., nr. 19th St.; 212-254-8703;

This shop’s lush, monochromatic arrangements have a contemporary feel. Belle Fleur frequently channels European opulence with flowers like peonies, garden roses, and sweet pea. Centerpieces from $150; bouquets from $150.

Bill Kocis Important Flowers


This florist focuses on clean lines and seasonal elements when designing décor for events large and small. For one wedding, Kocis created an ethereal environment by filling handblown glass vases with Queen Anne’s lace and hanging clouds of baby’s breath. Bouquets from $150. By appointment only.

Blade Floral and Event Design

120 W. 28th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 917-723-3577;

With more than ten years of experience, founder and head designer Anne Kilcullen creates elegant, balanced designs by using a combination of colors and textures. This full-service company offers floral design, lighting, prop and furniture rentals, and styling. Bouquets start at $200; centerpieces at $175.


255 Murray St., nr. North End Ave.; 212-832-8094;

Couples call owner Kimberly Perrone for her modern combinations of traditional and exotic flowers; the InterContinental Hotel is a regular client. Centerpieces from $150, bouquets $175 and up.

Blossom and Branch


All the designs at this Brooklyn-based studio—which normally takes on only one wedding at a time—are custom-made. Equally comfortable with vintage or modern aesthetics, the staff can work in any color palette or scale. Bouquets and centerpieces from $300, with a budget minimum of $6,000.


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