Even with the impending bitter cold, spring is making its way into our hearts yet again with beautiful tulips, peonies and blooming bulb plants. A late afternoon visit to the flower market on West 28th street between 6th and 7th avenues gave me a chance to escape the noise of the city and take in all the vibrant colors. These miniature daffodils are happy and bright!
I was happy to see one of my favorites even in the dead of winter. These peonies are imported from Chile where they are currently in season.
Winter is a great time to get blooming branches like forsythia, quince and cherry blossoms. When you pass by them at the market they might look like dried up sticks but hammer the ends of the stems and put them in warm water. After a few weeks they will be in full bloom and last such a long time! Check out these blooming quince we found in the market.
Another great spring flower with a subtle scent are sweet peas. They come in vibrant colors and are great for wedding bouquets or in a simple vase.
These kumquat branches and ornithogalum are a great shade of orange and offer a fresh look for arrangements. Kumquats are fun to use all winter and have a citrus fruit hanging from them.
French and parrot tulips covered the market along with fragrant hyacinth. Looks like spring to me!
There are so many more and gorgeous flowers at the NYC flower market, even in winter. Stop downtown and take a look at all the great flowers, plants and things they have to offer!
Wedding design is a favorite area of interest for us floral & event designers, so our participation in the New York Wedding Event yesterday at the Metropolitan Pavilion became the highlight of a great week. This was our first year participating in the annual bridal show, which showcases the talent of the city’s top florists, caterers, photographers, bridal fashion designers, planners, etc.
The basis of our table design centered around new and vintage tableware, transparent and opaque glass, as well as peach, white & gray color palatte we've been wanting to incorporate into floral design for some time now.The overall table arrangements featured five types of flowers in peach and white. The three handkerchief glass vases – courtesy of Steuben Glass for In Bloom New York – paired beautifully with the vintage, ruffled milk glass containers. We decided on a pure peach arrangement of long-stemmed French tulips and Juliet garden roses for the central arrangement. The medium-size glass handkerchief vase contained white peonies, sweet peas and lisianthus. To the right, a low milk glass hobnail bowl displayed the perfect marriage of peach sweet peas and Juliet garden roses.For the place settings, we used clear glass for chargers and also found vintage milk glass plates on top of which we set fragrant gardenias. We loved the wavy transparency of the Venetian stemware, and found additional cohesion by adding the clear & milk glass candlesticks.Here we are (Roshy Naini and Parker Voss) enjoying our final design before the Pavilion doors opened at 5pm.We always have such a great experience working with New York Weddings, and are grateful for the many new brides, vendors and friends we met last night!