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A floral designer in Britain since 1982 (she did Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s wedding and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London), this trendsetter brought her straightforward approach Stateside 13 years ago. Since her passing in 2012, a team of Packer-trained designers has brought her timeless vision to New York weddings. Bouquets and centerpieces from $150. (good value)
JMVisuals is known for simple elegance, showcasing clean lines and balanced elements. It has designed for both large-scale fêtes and intimate destination weddings. It also offers lighting, location sourcing, and custom fabrication services. Bouquets from $150; centerpieces from $250.
Kat Flower917-208-9355; katflower.com
Kathleen Hyppolite, a Brooklyn Flea veteran with a background in event planning, fashions her bouquets from seasonal and organic elements whenever possible and often works with vines. She’s known for incorporating herbs and fruit into her creations. Bouquets and centerpieces from $200 and $250 respectively. (ecofriendly)
L'Atelier Rouge39 W. 29th St., nr. Sixth Ave., seventh fl.; 212-226-4636; latelierrouge.com
The geniuses behind L’Atelier Rouge have produced events and served as floral decorators for a long list of high-profile clients. Designs range from jaw-dropping bouquets draped with gold leaf to large-scale blooming chuppahs. Prices upon request.lewismillerdesign.com
Miller, a native of California farm country, scours the flower market for unusual specimens. He leans toward the moody, dark, and dramatic but is happy to accommodate any vision. Prices upon request. By appointment only.
The Little Glass Slipper200 Franklin St., at India St., Greenpoint; 347-721-3280; thelittleglassslipper.com
Owner Cary Pereyra-Imbert specializes in the use of exotic herbs, fruit-bearing branches, and textured pods. She loves creating nontraditional centerpieces that tell a couple’s story, such as using a glass vase to house floating ranunculus flowers and fiddlehead ferns that reflect the interests of a woodsy biologist and an architect. Herbal packets, made of such elements as lavender and chamomile, are available as wedding favors. Centerpieces and bouquets start at $150. (good value)lolivier.com
Well respected among fashion types, Olivier Giugni worked at Pierre Cardin before opening this floral atelier. His signature modern, architectural arrangements often consist of monochromatic flowers that are wrapped with philodendron leaves. Bouquets from $175; centerpieces from $225.
Brazil-born Mauro Gomes has spent more than 25 years creating modern and eclectic flower arrangements. Gomes, when he was co-owner and creative director of Magnolia Flowers, decorated three MTV Video Music Awards, seven U.S. Opens, and more than ten Rainforest Alliance galas. Bouquets from $125; centerpieces from $150. By appointment only.
Mark Rose Flowers & Events1140 Broadway, nr. 26th St., Ste. 901; 917-217-3565; markroseevents.com
Drawing on a background in design, Rose, the former floral director at the Pierre Hotel, can transform any venue into a self-contained world with his floral installations and sculptural centerpieces. He’s adept at elegant, traditional, and modern designs, as he’s proven through his sophisticated work at some of the city’s most prominent venues. Prices upon request.opaliaflowers.com
This Brooklyn shop’s rustic setting calls to mind a beautiful, abundant garden. The florists here have a knack for seasonal, fresh creations, or those that pair complementary colors. In winter, arrangements are created using seasonal blooms such as anemones, peonies, and ranunculus. Bouquets and centerpieces from $150. (good value)
- By Yena Designs
120 West 28th Street, 3F New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 347-366-4347 ; byyenadesigns.com
Before turning her attention to flowers, Yena Jung worked on Wall Street, and her sharp attention to detail has carried into her floral designs. Jung creates modern graphic arrangements for centerpieces, bouquets, and chuppahs in eye-popping colors; her services also include draping and prop styling.
- Fleurs du Mois Inc
224 West 35th Street, Suite 1100 New York,NY 10001 ; Tel: 917-382-9039 ; www.fleursdumois.com
We believe every wedding should be as unique as our clients. We listen, and bring your dreams to life. We handle simple requests, large-scale events, and everything in between. Proposals, engagement parties, ceremonies, and receptions. Call today to arrange a free consultation.
- Stems Brooklyn
1118 Cortelyou Road Brooklyn NY 11218 ; Tel: 347-240-5850 ; www.stemsbrooklyn.com
Stems Brooklyn has been sprinkling Brooklyn and the surrounding boroughs with spunky mixed bouquets of seasonal garden and wild flowers for 3 years. The Stems Brooklyn mentality is that everyone should have beautiful, quality flowers to dress up their special day!
- Tinsel & Twine
68 Jay Street, Suite 429 Brooklyn, NY 11021 ; Tel: 718-522-2701 ; tinsel.nyc
We are an event design studio specializing in creative decor, florals & management for smart, stylish celebrations. We are known for our fresh approach to weddings and special events, which we define as "traditional with a twist." Disco balls in a ballroom? Done. Black tie taxidermy? Yes, please.