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These designers specialize in European-style bouquets and compact arrangements of premium blooms and can navigate large, elaborate weddings and small, intimate events with equal ease. Centerpieces from $175; bouquets from $200.
This event-planning company specializes in period floral design—think Victorian gardens—and it is not above doing research to create any façade a client requests. In addition to custom centerpieces and bouquets, it can provide lighting design, linen, props, and other room décor. Prices upon request.
Triplicity Flowers120 W. 28th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 4B1; 646-535-8685; triplicityflowers.com
Launched in 2012, this floral boutique often incorporates exotic orchids, such as Vanda and Paphiopedilum (Lady Slipper), into its arrangements.The designers here draw inspiration from both nature and fashion to create modern forms that are rich in color and texture. Centerpieces start at $165; bouquets from $145.
Verde Flowers11 Bruckner Blvd., nr. Lincoln Ave., Bronx; 212-684-5204; verdeflowers.com
This Bronx-based shop uses unconventional materials, such as petrified cocoa palm and ghost wood, to create memorable modern arrangements that still feel natural and organic. Custom-design options also available. Centerpieces start at $65; bouquets at $150. (good value)
Vine Floral Event & Design212-722-5706; vinenyc.com
Specializing in chic arrangements, this shop often incorporates nontraditional elements such as feathers, mini fruits, or vines in its designs. Florists work closely with each client to ensure that every detail reflects the wedding’s style, whether it’s a lavish uptown event, a rustic Brooklyn fête, or an ultra-casual beach party. Bouquets from $250; centerpieces from $225. By appointment only.
Visions Floral and Event Design212-334-1134; visionsfloraldesign.com
Co-founders Sora Lee and Anthony Brown have designed stylish and creative floral arrangements for Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, and Derek Jeter. They pride themselves on bringing each couple’s vision to life. One wedding might feature sky-high centerpieces, while another boasts discreet bowls of perfect red roses. Bouquets start at $200; centerpieces at $250. By appointment only.vsfnyc.com
For more than 25 years, this charming shop has specialized in English-country-garden style—think tight, tasteful arrangements of European garden blooms. Its understated aesthetic has earned it a high-profile following: Sarah Jessica Parker sought out VSF to create camera-ready bridsemaid bouquets for the first Sex and the City movie. Bouquets from $200; centerpieces from $300.worshipluxury.com
Deborah Hunter’s luxe floral-design firm turns out elegant, rich-looking arrangements that pop with color. Her dedication to customer service and “fabulous, sexy flowers” have won her the esteem of such fashion-focused clients as Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, and Bergdorf Goodman. Bouquets and centerpieces from $150.zezeflowers.com
A favorite of Upper East Side hosts and hostesses, Zezé creates floral arrangements with a variety of brilliantly colored flowers, currently favoring shades like orange, hot pink, and gold. Centerpieces from $200; bouquets from $250.
From the Summer 2013 New York Wedding Guide
- April Chantel Planning & Design Company
1440 Broadway, 23rd Floor New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 646-820-6187 ; www.Aprilchantel.com
April Chantel, an accomplished project manager, leads this boutique wedding planning & floral design company that specializes in creating romantic, contemporary and sophisticated affairs. Month-of coordination begins at $1,500. Planning & design prices upon request.
- 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.