Ariel Dearie Flowers917-362-6441; arieldearieflowers.com
This Brooklyn-based floral-design studio creates arrangements that have an old-fashioned 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 $175.aristonflorist.com
At this 36-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., 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 clients to create a one-of-a-kind event, the design team ensures that each detail is tailored to perfection. Centerpieces start at $75. (good valueharlemflowers.com
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 $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 pea. Centerpieces from $175; 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.
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, 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.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 $135; bouquets $135 to $275.
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 its designs have been displayed at the San Diego Museum of Art. Bouquets and centerpieces from $275, with a budget minimum of $5,000.
From the Winter 2014 New York Wedding Guide
55 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 ; Tel: 646-602-7037 ; www.fleursbella.com
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
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.