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Blush Designs120 W. 28th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 3J; 917-621-5307; blushdesignsny.com
Blush specializes in contemporary arrangements, using nontraditional materials and various shades of a particular color to create both texture and depth. Bouquets and centerpieces from $150. By appointment only.
Bowman Dahl120 W. 28th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 3C; 212-647-7432; bowmandahl.com
With esteemed clients like the New York Botanical Garden and the Guggenheim Museum, co-owners Brian Bowman and Dan Dahl know how to create classic arrangements with surprises. A spring wedding reception might include exotic black-parrot tulips, sweet pea, masses of lush branches, and seasonal fruits like quinces, crab apples, and cherries. Bouquets from $250.
B R R C H Floral347-620-3757; brrch.com
Drawing inspiration from Dutch still-life paintings and English countryside gardens, floral designer Brittany Asch creates dreamy arrangements using a mix of hand-selected blooms and foraged materials, like raspberry or Russian olive branches. Custom installation and delivery services available. From $150 for bouquets and $175 for centerpieces.
Carolyn Gregg Flower Design917-576-0166; carolyngreggflowers.com
Gregg counts numerous interior decorators and publishing types among her clients. The Treillage alumna always pairs seasonal cuttings (no orchids with sunflowers here). Bouquets and centerpieces from $150.celebrateflowers.com
Jorge Cazzorla, who studied architecture and graphic design, uses his understanding of space and color to help couples design flowers and props, such as chuppahs or arches, that accentuate the venue. He also offers floral-design workshops at his studio. Bouquets from $150; centerpieces from $250.chestnutsnyc.com
This floral shop pairs delicate femininity with clean, modern lines—arrangements often feature soft textures clustered in tight groupings. The offerings here are favorites among fashion-industry insiders, uptown socialites, and A-listers. Bouquets from $200; centerpieces from $250.
City Blossoms62 Trinity Pl., nr. Rector St.; 312 E. 46th St., nr. Second Ave; 212-346-0756; cityblossoms.com
This mother-daughter floral-design team brings a European sensibility to its bouquet designs, often incorporating imported flowers. City Blossoms has showcased work at the Waldorf Astoria and Tribeca Rooftop. Bouquets from $150. (good value)
Côte Fleurie Studio220 E. 57th St., nr. Third Ave. 212-688-2227; cotefleuriestudio.com
This studio’s lush, romantic arrangements incorporate blooms like oversize garden roses, old-fashioned wildflowers, pie-plate dahlias, and fresh fruit. Clients include Hillary Clinton and Queen Noor of Jordan. Bouquets from $200; centerpieces from $250.dejuanstroud.com
Stroud’s textural wedding arrangements might include hydrangea, amaryllis, and roses, along with fragrant herbs like rosemary and dried lavender. This event designer can create installations for events both large and small. Prices upon request.designsbyahn.com
Floral designer Victoria Ahn counts Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino among her clients. Each arrangement, which she describes as “living art,” is designed based on the color, texture, shape, and scent of the flowers. Consultations are free, as are mock-up samples of the designs for centerpieces and personal flowers. Bouquets and centerpieces from $150.
From the Summer 2014 New York Wedding Guide