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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 ten years ago. She is based in England, but a Packer-trained designer handles her New York weddings. Bouquets and centerpieces from $100. (good value)
Jerry Sibal Design Fusion37 E. 28th St., nr. Park Ave., Ste. 600; 212-679-3229; jerrysibal.com
This Preston Bailey alum opened his own floral-design studio in 1996 and has since grown it into a full-fledged event-production company. Expect floral compositions that are “classic with a twist,” often incorporating exotic orchids, peonies, or gardenias. Prices upon request.
JM Visuals917-282-2496; jmvisuals.com
JM Visuals 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 $175.
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 (jasmine is a favorite). She’s known for incorporating herbs and fruit into her creations. Bouquets and centerpieces from $200 and $250 respectively. (ecofriendly)
L'Atelier Rouge270 Lafayette St., nr. Prince St., Ste. 604; 212-226-4636; latelierrouge.com
The flower-arranging geniuses behind L’Atelier Rouge have produced events for Uma Thurman and the New York City Ballet. They have also served as floral decorators for Chanel, Dior, and Madonna. Prices upon request.lmdfloral.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.
The Little Glass Slipper200 Frankllin St., nr. India St., Greenpoint; 888-863-7535; thelittleglassslipper.com
Owner Cary Pereyra specializes in the use of exotic herbs, fruit-bearing branches, and textured pods. She loves creating nontraditional centerpieces that tell a couple’s story, like 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 $100. (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 $275.
MagnaFlora411 Third Ave., nr. 6th St., Gowanus; 212-401-7840; magnafloranyc.com
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 a Rainforest Alliance gala. Bouquets from $150; centerpieces from $200.
Mark Rose Flowers & Events1140 Broadway, nr. 26th St., Ste. 901; 917-217-3565; markroseevents.com
Drawing on a background in design, Rose 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 for the Plaza and the Pierre. Prices upon request.
Mille Fiori Flowers and Events120 W. 28th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 2C; 212-714-2202; millefioriflowers.com
Internationally renowned Dutch florist Rene Hofstede has created designs for Donatella Versace, Tina Fey, Jay-Z, and The New Yorker and is well-versed in wedding décor, from the subtle to the grand. Bouquets range from $500 to $5,000. Centerpieces from $300.
Olam Wedding Canopies917-382-8877; olamweddings.com
Designer Michelle Friedman makes custom, handmade canopies and chuppahs. Each canopy is crafted using fine lace, beading, trims, and embroidery. Olam can customize the design to include names, dates, monograms, and more. Prices start at $600. Consultations are free.opaliaflowers.com
This Brooklyn shop’s rustic setting calls to mind a beautiful, fresh, abundant garden. The florists here have a knack for monochrome arrangements, or those that pair two or three complementary colors. In winter, arrangements are created using seasonal blooms like anemones, peonies, and ranunculus. Bouquets and centerpieces from $75. (good value)
The Orangerie917-557-0474; theorangerie.net
Big, fluffy posies are a favorite at this shop. Using them along with other classic stems, these designers aim for an Old World aesthetic by showcasing their blooms in statement-making metal urns, glass goblets, vintage watering cans, and rustic crates. Centerpieces from $175; bouquets from $150.
From the Summer 2014 New York Wedding Guide
- Blade Floral and Event Designs
Tel: 971-723-3577 ; www.bladenyc.com
With over ten years of experience, founder and head designer Anne Kilcullen creates elegant, balanced designs by using a combination of colors and textures. Blade offers both floral design and event styling. Bouquets start at $200; centerpieces at $250.
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.
- MWD Lifestyles
1441 Broadway, Suite 5053 New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 212-666-2537 ; www.mwdlifestyles.com
MWD, a boutique floral and event design studio, creates classically elegant, stylish customized environments that reflect the unique styles of our couples. So come in for a consultation and let's create a spectacular event together!
- Tinsel & Twine
68 Jay Street, Suite 601-A (Dumbo) Brooklyn, NY 11201 ; Tel: 917-208-2536 ; tinseltwine.com
This floral and event design boutique incorporates truly unique details to reflect each couple's style and love story, running the gamut from (literally) gilded lilies to gator taxidermy. Pricing for design and planning upon request.