Baby Shower Flowers, absolutely!

Can anything be cuter than a baby shower? Definitely not!

Baby’s breath, white tulips, roses and blue accents galore!

 

Green Building Spring Time Wedding

This past weekend we had the pleasure of working with Roja and Shamim. They couple was married at the always amazing Green Building in Brooklyn. Bride Roja was inspired by the spring season, and in turn, the weather turned out to be a warm and sunny spring day. It couldn’t have been more perfect.

The wedding centerpiece flowers consisted of TONS of jars filled with bunches of baby’s breath. Each jar was also tied with a light toned twine at the top. They were accented with numerous candles and bud vases with fabulous yellow ranunculus blooms. The tables were accented with wood stumps that Roja’s father had cut up from trees that had fallen during Hurricane Sandy. The Bride painted table numbers on a few of them, and the rest were used as bases for candles and accents throughout the venue.

Here are a few of my pictures from the lovely wedding, enjoy!

 

We covered the welcome table with layers of moss, and added flower arrangements and candles. The table was accessorized with vintage cameras, deer antlers, and wooden boxes, all collected by Roja.

We also loved working with Melissa from Events by Melissa McNeeley! This lady can really get it done!

Congratulations to Roja and Shamim!

 

Thanks!

Pola

 

Lovely Bouquets for lovely Allyson

Not too long ago we had the pleasure of working with Allyson and Joe on their personal wedding flowers. The ceremony and reception were held at ReBar in Brooklyn.

Bride Allyson was looking for something with a little drama and class. How fitting!

The Bride was inspired by light tones of lavender and purple, and wanted to include dark pops of black centered anemones, succulents, and dark burgundy ranunculus. She also wanted to include lace details from her grandmother’s gown as well as a bow from her mother’s wedding dress to the bouquet. We were able to wrap the bouquet stems with the lace, and add the bow near the top. The boutonnieres were adorned with vintage shoe clips that Allyson had collected.

I was so happy and proud to be able to make these arrangements for this cool couple, and I can’t wait to see the professional pictures…till then..here are a few of mine:

 

In Style Me Pretty!

As suspected, anticipated and awaited, we were published in Style Me Pretty!

The ever lovely wedding of Emily and John was just gorgeous, and gorgeously shot by Casey Fatchett Photography.

Featured in SMP

Featured in SMP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Truly, couldn’t be more trilled and proud.

 

 

Deep plum toned flowers for Lovesick!

Recently, we had the opportunity to feature some of our flowers and decorative items at the Lovesick Wedding Expo held at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. This was our third year attending and the experience, as in prior years, was such a pleasure.

We met lots of couples who will be getting married this year and some who are even planning their 2015 nuptials!

Dark berry and peach toned centerpiece, featuring dark anemones, ranunculus, berries, garden roses, amnesia roses, berries, and magnolia leaves.

For the expo, we put together several different types of arrangements: bouquets, centerpieces, bud vases, wreaths, bouts, etc. We draped an arch with lemon leaf and hung mirrored glass votive holders. A DIY antiqued mirror and silk taffeta table cloth overlay spruced up the overall display.

To go with something a bit different, we chose a darker “berry toned” color scheme which included blooms in shades of purple, pink, plum, blush pink and peach. They were accented with plump berries and delicate umbrella ferns.

During conversations with couples attending the Lovesick Expo, there were a couple of questions repeatedly asked. What makes Rosehip Floral so special? Why should an engaged couple choose to work with Rosehip Floral? The paragraphs that follow outline what we consider to be our strengths and, hopefully, the reasons you will allow us to help make your wedding day perfectly lovely and the best it can be!

Experience and Education

  • Our educational background includes the New York Flower School and the New York Botanical Garden’s Floral Design Program. We’ve freelanced for other flower and event decorating companies and have the experience of 100+ weddings under our belt. Because of these experiences, we understand the critical roles  timing, logistics and accommodation play to insure that things will go smoothly and everyone will work well together. We are skilled regarding set-up timing, delivery schedules, coordination with venue personnel and other vendors, and accounting for seasonal factors that might call for adjustments and back-up plans.

Floral Arrangements

  • Our flower arrangements are different and have style. We work to create unique, interesting and textured arrangements that fall between “English garden” and “urban rustic”. Each wedding floral design plan is completely customized, based on the client’s vision and inspiration. Your flowers will arrive on time and look beautiful and fresh throughout the day.

Consultation and Communication

  • In an attempt to choose the overall design (the ‘look’ and ‘feel’) for your wedding event, you may be overwhelmed by all the inspiring pins and blog pics from your search. Fear not, during our chat we can help you streamline these ideas and inspirations and suggests additional options so that your final choices go well together and reflect you.
  • We stay in touch with our clients throughout their wedding planning and are ready to provide help should  they need to make changes or modifications to the initial plan. Although we are not wedding planners, we have been ‘attending’ weddings for years and can offer advice about what seems to work best. Candles for your cocktail hour? Ceremony location? Contents for a welcome bag or bathroom care package? We’re there to help, so just ask.

Fair Pricing

  • We are sensitive to the fact that your budget is an important consideration. The prices we charge depend on the type of flowers you select (high-end vs. mid-range vs. economical), the size and complexity of the arrangement and the vase. We don’t have a minimum budget requirement, only an order size minimum of 5 floral arrangements.
  • If your dream look is a budget buster, we will work with you to modify your plan without compromising the key design elements. Our proposal quotes are detailed, so there are no mystery or surprise.

Bonus Florist Services

  • At Rosehip, our services are not limited to just making the floral arrangements. We also build chuppas and arches, make display boxes, design displays for place cards, paint signage, print table numbers, and customize tablescapes. We can source vases, boxes and decorative details at flea markets and antique shops. When working with us, you can be assured that if you forgot or ran out of time to make that welcoming sign or print and frame those family photos, we will be available to help. We want your wedding to be a complete success and will make every effort we can to see that it is!
  • We’re also always open to helping you with the DIY projects if you just need help with set-up. Or if you love flea market and antique shop shopping, and would love to supply your own vases, gift boxes, or place card display…we’re always more than happy to give you a bit of guidance and we’re open to using whatever you’d like.

We want your wedding to look good as much as you do, so whatever it takes!

In conclusion, I hope to hear from you, and we get a chance to create some gorgeousness for your very special day.

Leaf boa

Liberty Warehouse Wedding of E&J

Where to even begin. Emily and John’s wedding looked like an urban garden dream.

Liberty Warehouse Centerpieces

Emily and I started working together about a year before their August nuptials at the unique and historic Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook Brooklyn.

The venue is located right on the water’s edge, with beautiful views of downtown Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Because of this gorgeous location, the venue was hit quite hard during Super Storm Sandy, and had to undergo significant renovations.

Thankfully, all the work was done well ahead of Emily and John’s wedding, and the place looks better  than ever.

Emily wanted to incorporate the dark wood tones of the warehouse’s interior, along with the blues and greens of the surrounding water and skyline. She came up with a gorgeous ombre blue color palette for the vases, place cards, runners and various decorative details. Emily’s bridal party wore dark blue dresses. I added touches of blue flowers and herbs to a pale pastel color palette of flowers. The total effect was quite romantic.

Coupled with 100s of candles of various sizes and globe lights stung above, everything was bathed in a soft romantic glow.

Emily and her mom shopped for most of the vases and containers used on the tables, and coupled with some of mine…we ended up with almost 200 arrangements. It was quite a flower show!

Here’s a little video clip from the photographer Casey Fatchett:

(sorry for the rough quality…my blog’s fault)

Can’t wait for the professional photos, but in the meantime, enjoy mine!

Liberty Warehouse Centerpieces

Thanks,

Pola

Lovesick Wedding Expo…3rd year!

Tomorrow Saturday January 11th we’ll be showcasing our gorgeous flowers and talent at the fantastic Lovesick Expo. It’s held again at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 North 6th Street, between Wythe and Kent) in Brooklyn.

Lovesick Wedding Expo

Lovesick Wedding Expo

From 11am-3pm, and tickets are only $10!

It’s quite a show…lots of cool wedding vendors, cash bar, bands and even a burlesque lady or two.

Hope to see you there!

xoxo,

Pola

Who says you can’t have peonies for Christmas?

For the first time ever, we hosted a big dinner this holiday season…with LOTS of help from parents, in-laws, siblings and in-law-siblings, of course.

The table decor needed to be slightly “restrained” in order to account for the wine glasses, plates, food being passed around and the twelve people sitting around it. Several short arrangements did the trick!

Visiting my favorite guys in the flower district, I was able to get a few bunches of gorgeous dark red roses (called Black Baccara…oooo!) and red peonies (!!!). Amazing luck.

To the blooms I added pine evergreens, eucalyptus seed pods, silver brunia balls and magnolia leaves. For vases I used different silver plated and pewter containers we picked up on various flea market expeditions.

Placed on a seasonally toned red tablecloth, and accented with a “runner” of magnolia leaves, gold (spraypainted) hazelnuts and lots of candles, the overall look was quite…seasonal! And lovely.

The dinner was a success, the flowers were a hit, and now it’s time to relax with the fam!

Happy Holidays everyone!!!

Erin & Matt’s Wedding at MyMoon BK

Earlier this fall we had the pleasure of working with Erin and Thomas on their Williamsburg based wedding. The couple, who live in the neighborhood, chose the amazing My Moon for their ceremony and reception venue, and everyone got ready at the beautiful Wythe Hotel.

Erin and Thomas came up with a romantic autumnal travel-themed palette for their wedding celebration. The Bride’s family made custom runners to serve as table name, each printed with the name of a different city that the couple had traveled to. The Bride and Groom collected vintage suitcases to serve as the seating card and gift card envelope areas, and featured lots of pictures from their youth and travels, along with TONS of New England desserts and a doughnut cake.

Working off of Erin and Thomas’ invitations (from 49 Designs), I used dark gold geometric accents for decorating dozens of vases, hurricane lamps and votives. To add a bit of drama to the centerpieces, we decided to use vases that were cut from wine bottles (by yours truly), and then added gold toned marks and lines, bringing a little level of detail to the base. Coupled with vintage bud vases, tons of candles, burlap runners and the natural glow of the venue, the overall look was gorgeous and unique.

To welcome their guests, the couple asked me to create a welcome sign to be placed at the My Moon gate. I incorporated lots of design details from the invitation, along with a message from the couple, and gold and sangria colors. The sign was topped with a healthy load of greens, pretty much ensuring that no one missed it!

The flowers that were used included dahlias, anemones, ranunculus, scabiosa seed pods, chinese lanterns, straw flowers, garden roses, thistle, roses, along with accents of rosehips, winter berries, kumquats, wildflowers and sage green eucalyptus leaves (and probably a few others).

It was a pleasure to work with this talented and creative couple. The DIY items were executed perfectly, and I’d consider outsourcing all fabric painting jobs to Erin’s mom in the future!

They had a great vision, and I was so happy to be able to help them achieve it.

Congrats guys!

Ali & Matt at Onteora Mountain House in Woodstock N.Y.

Oreonta House Wedding ceremonyWe recently had the pleasure of working with Ali and Matt on their mountaintop wedding at Onteora House in Woodstock, N.Y. This Catskills venue is just amazing. The ceremony and reception areas were set among giant mountaintop trees and overlooked deep valley views, which just started showing a touch of early autumn hues. The day started off a bit overcast and chilly but, as if on schedule, the skies cleared up and only a whisper of spirited wind remained for the wedding ceremony.

After close to a year of working with the bride, it was truly exciting to see how wonderfully everything came together. We had designed a soft color palette with dark punches of burgundy and sangria. The centerpieces consisted of authentic vintage Ball and Mason jars I had picked up at various flea markets and auctions, as well as Ali’s collection of bud vases which nicely complemented  the jars.

The bouquets and centerpieces featured a mix of dahlias, anemones, roses, ranunculus, scabiosa blooms and seed pods, thistle, berries, lambs ears, eucalyptus, and rosehips.

Each table radiated elements of elegance and wildflower freedom.

On a side note, Onteora House is a great venue with great spirit. While setting up for a wedding, a florist gets to sneak around a venue, overhear lots of chatter and see how things work.  I can honestly say that the people working at this venue seem to be one happy bunch. It was a joy to be in the midst of competent employees who got along with one another and appeared to be having great time working to ensure that the couple’s needs were met.

It was an amazing wedding and I took great pleasure watching the guests gasp at the breathtaking mountaintop views. So fun!

xoxo,

Pola

Vanessa & Evan’s Wedding at iCi in Brooklyn

This weekend I had the pleasure of working on Vanessa and Evan’s wedding at iCi Restaurant in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

The couple contacted me several months ago, and I immediately loved their vision. Playing off of iCi’s decor and light-and-airy look, we came up with a look that channeled a little bit “romantic”, a bit “vintage” and a lot of “bohemian chic”. Playing off of this general styling, I spent the spring and summer months trekking around flea markets and vintage shops, and keeping an eye out for great vases, chalices and brass boxes.

These brassy containers, coupled with lots of candles, light green table runners and flowers in a romantic soft color palette, all came together perfectly.

The ceremony was held outdoors on the iCi patio, which we decorated with a branchy wedding arch draped with greens and candles.

Vanessa and Evan were absolutely lovely to work with, and I can’t wait to the the professional pics our talented photographer friend Cozbi Jean!

Congrats to the happy couple!

Interesting tid-bit…origin of the “best man” at a wedding

Ever wonder how modern wedding traditions got their start?

According to my new favorite quick read, “The phrase best man is of Scottish origin and recalls the days when a bridegroom simply kidnapped the woman he wanted as his bride. To help him in that task, the groom enlisted a cardre of friends. The toughest and bravest of these groomsmen was the best man. Had women kidnapped men, they might have needed best women”.

Source: pg. 51, The Book of Answers – The New York Public Library Telephone Reference Service’s Most Unusual and Entertaining Questions, by Barbara Berlinger with Melinda Corey and George Ochoa

Bride Emily’s bouquet

Here’s a little preview of Bride Emily and her bouquet from a few weeks ago.

Just breathtaking….

Thanks a million to Casey Fatchett Photography for capturing these…and the many more images that are coming soon!

Kendra’s Wedding Bouquets

Bride Kendra asked us to create ceremony flowers for her wedding party. The ceremony took place on the iconic Brooklyn waterfront in Dumbo.

We were so happy to be able to create interesting and textured bouquets and bout. The happy couple are writers, and they were looking for a colorful items for the bridal party, while Kendra wanted something a bit more subdued.

Check out a few of my pictures:

 

Congrats to the happy couple!

xoxo,

Pola

 

Lovely Pics of Greenpoint Wedding

Thanks to lovely Bride Katia and her photographer J. Santini Photography, we got a glimpse at her fun and festive wedding celebration mentioned in a previous post.

 

The couple looked so happy and it looked like one heck of a party!

Congrats Katia and Rodrigo!

Listed vendor on Gay Wedding Planning!

It’s been a little while, but just wanted to give a little shout-out to Gay Wedding Planning NYC – a great resource for same-sex couples to find talented vendors in the NYC area.

http://www.gayweddingplanningnyc.com/

Gay wedding planning NYC website

No matter what type of wedding you’re planning, definitely check them out!

Colorful Ukrainian Wedding in Greenpoint

Recently we were contacted by Bride Katia. Currently living in Florida, Katia was planning a wedding in her fiance’s home town of good ol’ Brooklyn.

Katia’s family was originally from the Ukraine, and the wedding styling was inspired by the colorful designs of “nesting dolls”, or matryoshka dolls.

Katia was able to incorporate her hand-drawn design (inspired by the decorations on the nesting dolls), and use it throughout her wedding, especially on the stationary items which included the invitations, place cards, seating chart and table numbers. I then used that bright and colorful palette as inspiration for the flowers.

The flowers that were used included bright pink peonies, green mums, yellow crispedia, orange roses, red yarrow, pink spray roses, blue thistle and chamomile accents to create arrangements that were bright, peppy and had a hint of a wildflower look.

Here are some of my pictures of the bouquets, bouts and centerpieces:

There ceremony took place at an Orthodox church in Williamsburg, and then the guests walked through McCarron Park and celebrated at the Princess Manor venue.

A big and hearty congrats to the happy couple and their families!

Magazine feature! Tinsel Tokyo oh my!

How exciting, our photo shoot from a little while back got picked up by the super cool Tinsel Tokyo fashion mag!

Thanks again to the very talented photographer Judy P. Chung, and the lovely Shuanne Cappel, of Styled to Wear. Thank you again to Dakota Heman for the gorgeous hair, and Andrew Colvin for the amazing makeup. And of course to the lovely models, especially Christina for wearing my amazing (and very much alive) flower dress…all 40lbs+ of it.

http://www.tinseltokyo.com/fall13/

 

I’m so excited about this feature, and can’t wait to make another flower dress! ;)

xoxo,

Pola

 

Lovely Oceanside Wedding at the American Yacht Club

Through our friend and fellow flower lover Mimi, we were connected with the lovely couple. Erin met Andrew while abroad in England, and after a few years of living apart and having a long-distance relationship, the two lovebirds were able to reunite.  The wedding took place at the Bride’s childhood hang-out spot, the very lovely American Yacht Club in Rye, NY.

The ceremony took place on the main lawn, overlooking Long Island Sound. The reception was in the Club’s dining room, which also featured amazing water views from almost any angle.

We loved working with Erin on her vision for the day, and loved incorporating the little details that were special to both her and her groom.

The bouquets featured dark sangria and merlot tones. The centerpieces were a slightly more modern, featuring various white blooms and floating candles.

We were also able to make fun table numbers, with each table representing a count or shire that the couple had visited in England. I was able to find some great vintage maps of each county and used that as a shadowed backdrop to each table number. The place card table also featured a large map, with each shire pinned.

The overall result was a lovely and personalized event. I can’t wait to get a glimpse of the professional photos, but in the meantime…here are some of mine!

Also took a quick little video!

xoxo,

Pola