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Floratech51 Beach St., nr. Greenwich St.; 212-941-0021; floratechnyc.com
This quaint Tribeca shop is the in-house floral designer for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and specializes in tight, vivid arrangements and hand-tied bridal bouquets. Styles range from elegant tropical centerpieces to contemporary Asian-inspired bouquets. Centerpieces and bouquets from $100. (good value)
Lynn Jawitz’s passion for flowers shows in her dense, richly colored bouquets and arrangements, which can be subtle and simple or downright ornate. She excels when creating tightly bunched bouquets. Centerpieces from $85; bouquets from $150. (good value)
Florisity1 W. 19th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-366-0891; florisity.com
Formerly Takashimaya Floral, Florisity creates arrangements that can be modern, classic, or avant-garde. The florists here construct large, geometric centerpieces from wisteria, dogwood, or bamboo that can tower eight feet above the table. Bouquets of lush garden flowers like peonies and hydrangeas come packaged in the shop’s signature leaf-wrap cylinders. Centerpieces from $100; bouquets from $200. (good value)flowersbydaye.com
Fans of elegant Japanese-style arrangements will love the tasteful creations of floral designer Ritsuko Daye Deura, who studied art at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. She’ll create basic floral bouquets and centerpieces, but she also loves to incorporate innovative elements such as kimono sashes and fruit. Centerpieces from $125; bouquets from $150. By appointment only. (good value)
Flowers by Richard316 W. 53rd St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-582-3505; flowersbyrichardnyc.com
With 30 years of experience, Richard Sonnick specializes in designing extravagant wedding arrangements with blooms mostly imported from Holland or Thailand. Calla lilies and orchids are favorites. Centerpieces and bouquets from $75 and $125 respectively. (good value)flowersoftheworld.com
Known for contemporary arrangements that combine traditional elegance and modern sophistication, Flowers of the World creates striking, colorful combinations and artful compositions. Bouquets and centerpieces from $250.
Four Branches917-208-1452; four-branches.com
New York-based fashion designer Traci Kaye crafts chuppahs from various fabrics and sentimental family items. She'll work with you to create a canopy rich in heritage, yet still modern. Ready-made designs from $550; custom pieces from $750.
Fox Fodder Farm302-540-2109; foxfodderfarm.com
Brooklyn-based Taylor Patterson’s company is named for the ill-fated chickens that lived on the family farm where she grew up. Today, she creates edgy, bohemian creations and romantic floral headpieces made from vintage French silks and woven gold chains. Prices upon request. (ecofriendly)
Foxglove Floral Design Studio252 Java St., nr. Provost St., Greenpoint; 412-254-4358; foxglovebrooklyn.com
Founded and directed by Jessica Stewart and Justine Lacy, this operation specializes in natural-looking, whimsical arrangements. Inspiration comes from urban surroundings, the Victorian floral arts, and modern design, and Foxglove often partners with regional farms to source local flowers. Bouquets start at $175 and centerpieces at $150.
The Green Vase646-232-5152; thegreenvase.com
This full-service shop can do pleasantly wild-looking or meticulously arranged creations. For a dash of whimsy, these florists can incorporate handmade paper flowers ($35) and custom lily-of-the-valley cake toppers ($175) into the décor. Centerpieces from $250.
Hatch Creative Studio511 W. 25th St., nr. Tenth Ave., Ste. 305; 212-679-6378; hatchcreativestudio.com
Barb Salzman and her team focus on the creative aspects of the wedding, like the colors and floor plan. In addition to in-house floral design, they also build photo backdrops or sets (including chuppahs), and they recently opened a prop-rental shop. Prices upon request. By appointment only.
In Bloom New York209 W. 96th St., nr. Broadway, second fl.; 212-662-8852; inbloomnewyork.com
Designer Roshy Naini previously worked in the creative departments at Giorgio Armani and Bottega Veneta, so she brings a high-fashion sensibility and an eye for classic design to her arrangements. Bouquets and centerpieces from $150.
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.