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Elan’s imaginative arrangements have appeared at the St. Regis Hotel, the Metropolitan Club, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Known for their color, contrast, and texture, the designs are both organic and chic. Bouquets and centerpieces from $125. (good value)erflowers.com
For more than twenty-five years, Ryan has been tran-slating clients’ visions and transforming spaces into spectacular and memorable settings. She will work with you to create a unique environment with flowers, lighting, linen, and furniture rentals; she can also be hired for floral design only. Bouquets and centerpieces from $150. (good value)
Emily Rose Floral Design917-620-6928; emilyrosewood.com
Emily Wood, who studied interior design at Parsons and was a former design director at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, specializes in custom arrangements using antique vases and vintage ribbons, trims, fabrics, and jewels. Centerpieces and bouquets from $100. (good value)
Emily Thompson Flowers57 Jay St., nr. Water St., Dumbo; 347-529-5145; emilythompsonflowers.com
The sculptural background of this florist informs the vessels she uses and her ornate, architectural designs. She sources flowers locally when possible and works with foragers to find wild materials, often incorporating nontraditional elements like fruit, acorns, and feathers. Centerpieces and bouquets from $150. (ecofriendly)
Four Branches917-208-1452; four-branches.com
New York-based fashion designer Traci Kaye crafts chuppot from various fabrics, which can include sentimental items from the couple’s families, and creates a ceremony focal point as well as a new family heirloom. She’ll work with you to create a canopy rich in heritage yet still modern. Ready-made de-signs from $550; custom pieces from $750.
Fleurs120 W. 28th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 646-436-6420; fleursnyc.com
Designer Jessica Wolvek’s training in Japanese flower arranging is reflected in her neatly constructed bouquets. She draws inspiration from diverse vintage styles ranging from French countryside to Art Deco, selecting blooms in a way that always feels balanced, beautiful and thoughtfully conceived. Bouquets from $125; centerpieces from $175.
Fleurs Bella55 E. 11th St., nr. Broadway; 646-602-7037; fleursbella.com
Creative director and founder Bella Meyer approaches each project as an art installation. No two weddings she designs are ever the same. Meyer uses seasonal wildflowers, organic flowers, and recycled containers where possible. Bouquets from $250; centerpieces from $150.(ecofriendly)floraliadecorators.com
This company focuses on overall event design and incorporates not just one-of-a-kind floral arrangements but also linens and chairs. These designers will create sample tables to show couples exactly how they will be set. They do both small and large events and are exclusively recommended for events at the Waldorf Astoria. Prices upon request.floraliesinc.com
Traditional designer Konstantin Panagopoulos uses fragrant flowers like viburnum, lilacs, and hyacinths in abundance. He never takes on more than one wedding per weekend (about twenty a year), and he’ll work with couples on a budget. Bouquets and centerpieces from $250.
Flora New York85 Franklin St., nr. Church St.; 212-274-1887;florany.com
Design specialist and owner Jeff Chen’s “feng shui chic” bouquets, accents, and centerpieces add a vibrant touch to weddings in Manhattan and beyond. With flowers like phalaenopsis orchids and circus roses, almost nothing is out of reach. Centerpieces from $150; bouquets from $250.
From the Summer 2013 New York Wedding Guide