Summer Fashion Inspiration

This weekend marks the official start of summer – if you’ve been looking for an excuse to go on a shopping spree, the change of seasons is the perfect opportunity! Here at B Floral, we think floral patterns and flowery accessories are always in style. Maybe we’re a little biased, but if New York Fashion Week was any indication, top designers think so too.

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From Simone Rocha’s bold, colorful blooms to Max Mara’s muted, rustic patterns to Louis Vuitton’s velvety florals, you can’t go wrong with a flowery wardrobe this summer. Here are some key pieces to inspire your next shopping trip!

 Floral Print Cut-Out Jumpsuit, $105, Topshop

 Motel Marley Floral Romper, $85, Urban Outfitters

                                Floral Keyhole-Back Dress, $15, Forever 21

                                               Vintage Moschino Aprilia Daisy Jacket, $525, Nasty Gal

                                        Flower Field Print Skort, $50, Free People

 Floral Print Tie-Strap Bardot Top, $50, Topshop

                                          Bohemian Bones Mojave Embroidered Slip Dress, $148, Nasty Gal

                                Floral Print Bomber Jacket, $30, Forever 21

                              Embellished Shift Dress, $168, Free People

 Floral Embroidered A-Line Dress, $280, Topshop

                                            First Kiss Dress, $148, Free People

Behind the Scenes: Summer Photo Shoot in the Hamptons

Last week, the B Floral team trekked out to the Hamptons for our annual summer photo shoot. We had a blast setting up all the different scenes for our lookbook, and we must admit, they turned out beautifully. Check out our behind-the-scenes pictures below – from an elegant Moroccan-style dinner party to a girly Lilly Pulitzer-themed tea party. Find inspiration for your next summer party!

It all started with flowers…lots of flowers!

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We shot our tropical scene out by the pool. The bright, whimsical flowers looked amazing alongside Taylor Creative’s bamboo collection!

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Though it was a bit of a departure from our typically modern style, this rustic scene came together perfectly! Thank you to Broadway Party Rentals for the beautiful wooden table and benches! Mason jars and striped napkins were great complements to our simple, earthy wildflower and succulent arrangements.

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All the B Floral ladies agree – this Lilly Pulitzer tea party is a dream come true! We loved the color scheme – lots and lots of pink with Tiffany blue accents – and the bold flower wall added a major WOW factor. If you look closely, you can see Gossip Girl-themed place cards!

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The Moroccan scene was the B Floral team’s favorite one to shoot. From decadent decorations and tableware to quirky flowers and fruits, we love the exotic and luxurious vibe of this scene.

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This scene showcased Pantone’s color of the year – marsala. The muted, neutral tones and delicate accents on the table made the marsala pink flowers pop and gave the dinner scene an elegant feel. (Also how chic is this beautiful silver birch table cloth from BBJ!?)

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Our cascading floral scene was a big job for our team of designers, but they went above and beyond expectations – this exquisite yet unconventional presentation of florals wowed our team!

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After a long day of shooting, we were excited to wrap up our time in the Hamptons. Our final scene – a white and gold party – was the perfect ending for the day. Delicate table settings and statement flowers helped us achieve the opulent look we were aiming for, ending the shoot on a successful note!

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Keep an eye out for our new lookbook – coming soon!

Easy DIY Projects to Kickstart Your Summer

Parks full of picnickers, window displays blooming with breezy accessories, and rooftops and patios reopening for the season…it’s finally starting to feel like summer! Our studio has been overflowing with beautiful May flowers – freesias, ranunculus, peonies, cow lilies – as we’ve been prepping for Men’s Health Grooming Awards and the Rising Stars Youth Foundation Gala. Don’t worry if you’re not surrounded with flowers like we are here at B Floral – we have some ideas for fun wall décor and sweet DIY accessories that will bring the outdoors to you!

Pressed Flower Frame

Maybe you’re looking for a more permanent way to display your blooms, or maybe you can never remember to water your flowers – either way, this pressed floral display is a perfect solution and will brighten up your home year-round.

Moss Graffiti

Moss graffiti is a quirky way to add flair to an outdoor space. If you make the time to tend to your moss art, the results can be stunning!

Terrarium Necklace

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This unique accessory is great for summer, and so easy to make as long as you have the right supplies. Buy in bulk so you can surprise your friends with these little terrariums!

Flower Pot Necklace

More floral than earthy, this flower pot necklace is a more delicate alternative to its terrarium counterpart. Paired with a sundress, this sweet piece is a great way to accessorize.

Pressed Flower Phone Case

A decorative phone case is the perfect way to carry a little bouquet of flowers with you wherever you go. If you want to attempt this project on a larger scale, try it out with a transparent laptop case.

 

 

 

OCRF Super Saturday LA

We were so honored to be a part of OCRF Super Saturday LA this year. Supporting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund has always been extremely important to the B Floral team.

So last week we packed up our team and floral designers, and headed to the west coast!

This year we provided all of the florals for OCRF Super Saturday LA and created a Mary Kay flower wall and DIY flower crown bar.  We had such an amazing time supporting this wonderful cause.

A sneak peek into our trip:

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Half of the BFloral team arrives at LAX

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Santa Monica beach

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This is how you create 150 TEAL vases…

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Arrangements being prepped.

Thank you so much to Mayesh Wholesale Florist for letting us work out of your space!

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Colorful flowers for our Mary Kay Flower Crown Bar!

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Lining up the arrangements.

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A close up. The succulents were are huge hit!

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Loading arrangements into the venue! The Barker Hanger in Santa Monica was the perfect spot for Super Saturday LA!

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A big thank you to Rachel Zoe and Molly Sims who hosted the event this year!

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The VIP section is all set.

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Our arrangements shining bright in the beautiful summer light!

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The final product of the Mary Kay Flower Wall

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We took a little excursion to check out the landscaping at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

Thank you so much to The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund for hosting such a wonderful and successful event. We’re so happy to have been a part of it and we can’t wait until Super Saturday NY!!

Spring Sips

We are so happy to finally have spring fully on our side! Commuting to the office in the snow and ice this winter was not particularly fun! Because we are so excited for this warmer weather and all of the beauty that spring brings- we want to celebrate in style.

Raise your glass to one of these lovely spring sips!

 

Blushing Whiskey Sour

Ingredients:

3 blackberries

2 ounces simple lemon syrup

1 ounce Bushmills Irish Whiskey

Crushed Ice

 

Directions:

Add all ingredients to shaker & shake vigorously until blackberries start to break up. (This gives that gorgeous blush color). Strain into glass packed with fresh crushed ice. Garnish with additional blackberries.

 

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Cocktail and image via Klein Worth Co.

 

Strawberry Basil Margaritas

Ingredients:

1 can (12 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate

10 large strawberries

8 basil leaves

2 to 2 1/2 cups tequila (gold or silver)

 

Directions:

Empty the limeade concentrate into a pitcher. Add 2 1/2 cans of water and 1 1/2 (18 ounces, or 2 1/4 cups) cans of tequila

Cut the stems off the strawberries, slice lengthwise, and add to the pitcher. Crumple the basil a little in your hands and add it to the pitcher, too. Place the pitcher, covered, in the fridge overnight, or for at least four hours.

When you remove the pitcher from the fridge, your margaritas will be a lovely pale pink color. Serve!

Makes 1 pitcher, or about 8 servings

 

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Cherry Blossom Cocktail

This cocktail from New York’s Haru Sushi not only sounds delicious but it’s inspired by cherry blossoms which we (obviously) love.

Ingredients:

2 oz. SVEDKA Cherry
1½ oz. Nigori Sake
½ oz. cranberry juice
½ oz. peach puree
Garnish: cherry

 

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass.

 

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Cocktail Via Haru Sushi and Image via Drinking in America

 

Happy spring sipping!

April Photoshoot: Behind the Scenes

If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook you know we had a major photoshoot last week for our upcoming look book! We shot with the talented Dyad Photography team at Home Studios. In 2 days we conditioned thousands of flowers and shot a total of 8 scenes.

We can not wait to see how the photos turned out but in the meantime here are some behind the scenes shots of our crazy marathon photo shoot:

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The first of the flowers are prepped

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Gorgeous flowers. Thank you to Dutch Flower Line for all of the amazing blooms!

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Emily and Kristen cleaning flowers

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Jane, Bronwen, and Jorie working hard

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Setting up our runway scene

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An ariel view of our runway scene. How gorgeous and sleek are those chairs from Taylor Creative. Most of our furniture was supplied by Taylor Creative- a huge thank you to the team at Taylor Creative!

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Kristen and Hope prepping the flower wall

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Creating our hanging flower instillation

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Dinner under the stars

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Checking out the monitor. Lights, camera, action!

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Hanging floral arrangement going up!

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Gifting table. The happiest colors!

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Let them eat cake! Beautiful cake design by Butterfly Bakeshop

The final photos are coming soon- we can’t wait to share them with you! Thank you to everyone who helped bring our shoot together to make it a huge bloomin’ success!

Flower Class at B Floral!

Ready. Set. Arrange!

Last night we were fortunate enough to host an all-ladies flower class in our new office space here at B Floral. It was an unbelievable time with a group  of amazing women- and possibly future floral designers!

Among passed hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and wine the ladies created 2 beautiful arrangements each.  No better way to spend a Wednesday night!

Photos from the event:

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The room is set!

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Flower arranging “under the stars”

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Owner and lead designer, Bronwen, teaching the ladies important tips and tricks!

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Starting their arrangements with a smile

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Everyone is hard at work

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Arrangements are starting to line up!

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Class participant Jane made a beautiful arrangement!

We had such an amazing time hosting these wonderful ladies!

The Freeman Wedding in the Dominican Republic

B Floral was fortunate enough to work on a gorgeous wedding this past weekend at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic.

It all started in our New York offices. After consulting with Jane, the bride, our designers came up with examples of the beautiful bouquets and arrangements for Jane an Heath’s destination wedding. We had such a blast working on this wedding and wanted to show you some behind the scenes photos.

It always starts with a little inspiration and floral examples!

The very first bouquet we made to show Jane:

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It was a stunning venue with a stunning bride!

The beautiful bride, Jane, in her lace gown from Gabriella Bridal:

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Talk about a sunset! If you look closely, you can see the happy couple kissing:

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Jane and Heath had amazing weather and a jaw-dropping venue. View from the top:

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Blue skies:

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Riding through the Dominican Republic you come across beautiful photo ops like this:

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The B Floral team did an amazing job on this natural, gorgeous chuppah:

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A close-up of one of the wedding arrangements:

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Reception:

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The cake highlighted by flowers and a killer view:

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Pre-ceremony pic with Bronwen Smith, owner and lead designer of B Floral, with friend, Betsy Cohen.

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Congrats to Heath and Jane! Mr. and Mrs. Freeman!

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We were so happy and honored to have been a part of Jane and Heath’s big day! More pictures coming soon- stay tuned!

A huge thank you to everyone and the amazing staff at Casa de Campo. We hope to see you all again very soon!

xo,

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Easter Place Settings

Easter is such a wonderful time to gather with friends and family. Whether you have a big Easter brunch or decide to throw a fancy Easter dinner party, food and family are almost always involved!

We love exploring cute and creative ways to spice up a table setting. We browsed the web for adorable and imaginative ways to customize your place settings for Easter!

Tulip Place Setting             

How could we not highlight a beautiful place setting with a dainty tulip as the star? This sweet and simple place setting from Boxwood Clippings is the perfect table setting for a spring brunch party.

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Gold Egg Place Setting

Go for the gold with this simplistic and elegant place setting found on Style Me Pretty. If you’re having a fancy dinner party this table setting is sure to impress your guests. If you have a kids’ table we suggest using colorful plastic eggs (filled with candy) instead of dyed gold eggs.

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Natural Bunny Ears

For a natural yet fun table setting look not further than these adorable bunny ear napkin holders from Pier One. If you’re not looking to dress your tablescape with bounds of color this natural look is an amazing alternative.

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Happy Easter!