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Mexican designer Sandra de Ovando has a love of bold colors and a distinctly sculptural style; her arrange- ments are elegant and artsy. She might create a ball of roses floating within a glass vase or calla lilies standing at attention like soldiers. Bouquets from $200; centerpieces from $250.
Paisley220 E. 57th St., nr. Third Ave., Ste 18E; 646-761-3951; paisleyny.com
To create personalized designs, Lisa Moreta sits down with her clients to review images and samples of what they love—it’s all about inspiration and classic beauty. Bouquets from $250; centerpieces from $150.
Peartree Flowers367 West St., nr. Noble St, Ste. 325, Greenpoint; 917-575-6633; peartreeflowers.com
Liza Lubell creates bountiful arrangements that look natural and effortlessly beautiful. She seeks out plants, garden flowers, and containers to bring unique charm to her custom-designed arrangements. Couples will appreciate both her impeccable care and attention to detail. Lubell services the tri-state area, New England, and is also available for destination weddings. Bouquets and centerpieces start at $225.
Poppies & Posies19 E. 65th St., nr. Madison Ave., Ste. 4A; 347-709-0762; poppiesandposiesevents.com
This boutique floral-and-event-design company specializes in loose, garden-inspired arrangements. Bouquets from $200; centerpieces from $250. By appointment only.
For over ten years, owner and designer Ruth Muzio has used her experience in floral design and fine arts to create events that are truly memorable. Known for a romantic, naturalistic style, Muzio gives every event an individualized feel. Prices upon request.
Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design646-245-5129; rebeccashepherdfloraldesign.com
Shepherd’s arrangements are stylishly quirky—it’s not unusual to find moss and fiddlehead ferns mixed with bold blooms like peonies. She’ll go to great lengths to find the perfect receptacle for centerpieces; past designs incorporated birdcages and old Pepsi bottle crates. Bouquets start at $195; centerpieces at $150.
Renny & Reed505 Park Ave., at 59th St.; 212-288-7000; rennyandreed .com
The experienced design team at Renny & Reed has been creating magical event settings for nearly 40 years. Whether your wedding is an intimate dinner party for twenty or a grand affair for 1,000, it can create the perfect atmosphere.ronwendtdesign.com
Wendt recently transformed a private riding stable into the gardens of Versailles, mixing hydrangeas, roses, and lavender. He has also created contemporary and classic designs for the likes of the New York City Ballet, Chanel, and Swarovski. Bouquets from $250; centerpieces from $300.
Rose Red & Lavender653 Metropolitan Ave., nr. Leonard St., Williamsburg; 718-486-3569; roseredandlavender.com
Neighborhood residents Kimberly and Enrique Sevilla specialize in modern, romantic arrangements. They enhance the natural beauty of mostly local plants and flowers, creating loose, organic bouquets with nontraditional elements like moss, bark, and hot peppers. Bouquets and centerpieces from $85. (good value/ecofriendly)
Saipua147 Van Dyke St., nr. Van Brunt St., Red Hook; 718-624-2929; saipua.com
A superstar of the Brooklyn floral scene, Sarah Ryhanen uses fresh, seasonal flowers to create exuberant, youthful arrangements with a natural feel. The florists at her celebrated Reed Hook-based studio can oversee all of the décor details including bouquets, centerpieces, and large installations, creating atmospheres that evoke faded opulence, wild whimsy, or organic elegance. Prices upon request.seaportflowers.com
A favorite among the downtown set, Seaport mixes seasonal textural elements with handpicked, colorful blooms. Arrangements might include garden roses, peonies, fiddlehead ferns, raspberries, blackberries, and other seasonal fruits. Centerpieces and bouquets from $150.
Sebastian Li917-414-8610; sebastianli.net
Trained as an artist, Li composes his arrangements with careful attention to color, texture, and volume. He’s sought after for his unexpected flower combos and his ability to blend the traditional and the outré. Prices upon request.sprouthome.com
This beloved neighborhood garden shop is perfect for brides who want unusual bouquets; its arrangements are all organic, wild, and uniquely textured. Bouquets can be lush and overflowing or simple, tight, and monochromatic. Bouquets from $150; centerpieces from $75. (ecofriendly/good value)spruceup.com
Gaige Clark’s clean arrangements—like the Spruce Crate, made to look like New England garden flowers actually growing in the vase—have attracted a devoted Chelsea following. Containers range from Champagne buckets to martini glasses. Centerpieces from $75; bouquets from $150. (good value)
Stellar Style Events120 W. 28th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 4E; 347-269-4016; stellarstyleevents.com
This full-service design firm specializes in high-end contemporary floral design, highlighting blooms like hydrangeas, calla lilies, and orchids. Bouquets start at $200; centerpieces at $150.stonekelly.com
Designers Jennifer Stone and Marco Olmi were pioneers in removing filler from arrangements. Their vibrant bouquets are packed with local and organic seasonal blooms like hydrangeas, roses, and berries. They can design intimate dinners as well as grand ballroom affairs. They also offer lighting and event design. Bouquets from $250; centerpieces from $350. (ecofriendly)
From the Summer 2013 New York Wedding Guide