Allow Me Events917-488-3912; allowmevents.com
Kerri Silvestri has been designing innovative, romantic weddings for more than a decade, working to incorporate each client’s aesthetic into her free-flowing bouquets and arrangements. The company also specializes in transforming open spaces using lighting, props, and fine linens. Prices upon request.
Ariel Dearie Flowers917-362-6441; arieldearieflowers.com
This Brooklyn-based full-service floral-design studio creates arrangements that are lush and wild, emphasizing the natural beauty of every stem, bloom, and branch. Prices upon request.aristonflorist.com
Thomas Barbagianis specializes in oversize bouquets with attention to seasonal blooms and palettes. Bouquets from $150; centerpieces from $100.(good value)
Avaflora153 Main St., Poplar 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 their clients to create a one-of-a-kind event, the design team will ensure that each detail is tailored to perfection. Prices upon request.harlemflowers.com
This mother-and-daughter team has designed arrangements for many big names like MoMA, Bloomingdale’s, and CBS, and has been featured in the New York Times. Owner Tara Simone Powell fondly recalls crafting envelope clutch bags with floral buckles for one wedding, because the bridesmaids’ dresses were “just too fabulous for an ordinary bouquet.” Centerpieces and bouquets from $150.bellefleurny.com
This shop’s lush monochromatic arrangements have a contemporary feel. Belle Fleur frequently channels European opulence with flowers like peonies, garden roses, and sweet peas. Centerpieces from $175; bouquets from $200.(good value)bfloral.com
New York City–raised florist Bronwen Smith makes customer service a top priority at her studio—she never schedules two weddings for the same week. The aesthetic tends toward clean and classic; check out Smith’s floral and event-planning blog to get a better idea of her style. Bouquets from $175.
Bill Kocis Important Flowers917-751-5543; billkocis.com
This florist focuses on clean lines and seasonal elements when designing decor for weddings and events. 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.
Blade Floral and Event Design120 W. 28th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 917-723-3577; bladenyc.com
With more than ten years of experience, founder and head designer Anne Kilcullen creates elegant, contemporary designs by using a combination of colors and textures that strike the perfect balance. This full-service company offers floral design, lighting, prop and furniture rentals, and styling. Bouquets start at $200; centerpieces at $175.bloomflowers.com
Couples are bowled over by owner Kimberly Perrone’s modern yet elegant combinations of traditional and exotic flowers; the InterContinental Hotel is a regular client. Centerpieces from $135; bouquets $135 to $275.(good value)
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, and their work has been displayed at the San Diego Museum of Art. Bouquets and centerpieces from $275, with a budget minimum of $5,000.
From the Summer 2013 New York Wedding Guide
- April Chantel Planning & Design Company
1440 Broadway, 23rd Floor New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 646-820-6187 ; www.Aprilchantel.com
April Chantel, an accomplished project manager, leads this boutique wedding planning & floral design company that specializes in creating romantic, contemporary and sophisticated affairs. Month-of coordination begins at $1,500. Planning & design prices upon request.
- Flowers by Richard
316 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019 ; Tel: 212-582-3505 ; www.flowersbyrichardnyc.com
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.