Allow Me Event Design917-488-3912; allowmeevents.com
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 such as purple artichokes and dried mulberries. Her full-service company can advise on any aspect of an event from linens to lighting. .
Ariel Dearie Flowers917-362-6441; arieldearieflowers.com
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 $275.
Ariella New York212-922-0882; ariellaflowers.com
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 upstate farm whenever possible, she will work with any budget to create a memorable event. Bouquets and centerpieces starting at $150.aristonflowers.com
At this 38-year-old shop, Thomas Barbagianis specializes in oversize bouquets with attention to seasonal blooms and palettes. Bouquets from $150; centerpieces from $100. (good value)
Avaflora153 Main St., Spring St., Cold Spring Harbor; 631-651-5622; avaflora.com
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)harlemflowers.com
This mother-and-daughter team has designed arrangements for big names such as 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.bellefleurny.com
This shop’s lush, monochromatic arrangements have a contemporary feel. Belle Fleur frequently channels European opulence with flowers such as peonies, garden roses, and sweet pea. Centerpieces and bouquets from $200.
Bill Kocis Important Flowers917-751-5543; billkocis.com
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 Design917-723-3577; bladenyc.com
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 $225; centerpieces at $275.bloomflowers.com
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 Branch347-422-7066; blossomandbranch.com
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.
- By Yena Designs
120 West 28th Street, 3F New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 347-366-4347 ; byyenadesigns.com
Before turning her attention to flowers, Yena Jung worked on Wall Street, and her sharp attention to detail has carried into her floral designs. Jung creates modern graphic arrangements for centerpieces, bouquets, and chuppahs in eye-popping colors; her services also include draping and prop styling.
- Fleurs du Mois Inc
224 West 35th Street, Suite 1100 New York,NY 10001 ; Tel: 917-382-9039 ; www.fleursdumois.com
We believe every wedding should be as unique as our clients. We listen, and bring your dreams to life. We handle simple requests, large-scale events, and everything in between. Proposals, engagement parties, ceremonies, and receptions. Call today to arrange a free consultation.
- Stems Brooklyn
1118 Cortelyou Road Brooklyn NY 11218 ; Tel: 347-240-5850 ; www.stemsbrooklyn.com
Stems Brooklyn has been sprinkling Brooklyn and the surrounding boroughs with spunky mixed bouquets of seasonal garden and wild flowers for 3 years. The Stems Brooklyn mentality is that everyone should have beautiful, quality flowers to dress up their special day!
- Tinsel & Twine
68 Jay Street, Suite 429 Brooklyn, NY 11021 ; Tel: 718-522-2701 ; tinsel.nyc
We are an event design studio specializing in creative decor, florals & management for smart, stylish celebrations. We are known for our fresh approach to weddings and special events, which we define as "traditional with a twist." Disco balls in a ballroom? Done. Black tie taxidermy? Yes, please.