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!

DIY Spring Cocktail Stirrers

Spring, you are finally making your way into our lives! We’ve been patiently awaiting your return but won’t hold your tardiness against you.

In honor of the warmer months ahead, we wanted to whip up a fun and festive DIY project for you to celebrate spring! If you’re throwing a spring soiree then this is the perfect little craft project to help bring your party to the next level!

We found adorable wire flowers and sturdy wooden sticks in the crafts and scrapbooking sections of Michaels. With just these TWO supplies you can create fun and festive cocktail stirrers.

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Simply wrap 2-3 wire flowers of your choice to the top of one of the wooden sticks. Make sure your secure it tightly!

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back of the cocktail stirrer

 

Voila! Just like that your adorable cocktail stirrer craft is complete!

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cocktail stirrers up close and colorful!

 

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serve with a bright punch

 

Happy Spring! xo

Early Spring Color Inspiration 

We are constantly looking for inspiration for upcoming events and floral arrangements. Now that spring it JUST around the corner we are beginning to be wooed by all of the bright and cheerful colors popping into our lives. We decided to peruse some top color-forward blogs and sites to see what is in and blooming for the start of spring!

 

Take a Seat

These chair-ful (get it-like cheerful!?) spring tones from Color Collective make us want to partake in a game of musical chairs. We love that the colors feel fresh and spring-y while also encompassing a more natural earth tone.

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Egg-actly on Point

Who needs light pastels when you have this bright yummy egg color palette from For the Love of Color. This color concept reminds us of an early spring day- when the weather is still cool and damp outside. We love when a colors scheme gives you such great imagery.

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Joyous Jackets

Bring it on brights! This line up of J.Crew spring jackets from Plenty of Colour make us want DANCE. Nothing says “hello spring!” like a light bright jacket. Even the darker hues in this colorful rainbow get our moods up!

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When spring starts knocking on your door, do you embrace the color?

St. Patty’s Day Snacks!

St. Patrick’s Day Sweet Treats

Whether or not you are Irish, there are so many ways you can (and should!) celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. While we opt to create beautiful green-inspired flower arrangements we also don’t rule out other fun and festive ways to celebrate this ‘lucky’ holiday!

For St. Patty’s Day you can wear green, deck the halls with shamrocks, or make a sweet treat for your favorite leprechaun-loving lads.

We decided to take to Pinterest and roundup some of our favorite St. Patrick Day treats!

Rainbow Cupcakes 

Discover the gold at the end of the rainbow with these adorable rainbow cupcakes from Be Fickle.  Who knew the inside of a cupcake could be as beautiful as the outside?

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Pistachio Fruit Dip

On the healthier side of the rainbow you can whip up this delicious dip from Live Laugh Rowe. We love this creative take on a fruit dip. With just 3 ingredients this simple sweet treat is sure to ‘wow’ guests!

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Green Tea Cupcakes

Some like it hot, some like it cold, some like it as a cupcake! Have green tea like you’ve never had it before with this green tea cupcake recipe from Sweetest Kitchen.

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Do you have a favorite GREEN sweet treat?

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

 

 

 

 

#THEDRESS

Happy Friday from the B Floral offices!

We couldn’t help but jump on the crazy bandwagon of “the dress” discussions today.

We took a floral approach and made 2 arrangements to represent the #blueandblack and the #whiteandgold sides of #thedress dilemma!

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white and gold AND blue and black!

We see both now AND we have fantastic new arrangements for the office.

Which colors do you see!?

Oscars Red Carpet 2015

It’s the most glamours night of the year…the Oscars! We tuned in last night to the 87th annual Academy Awards and were more than impressed!

While the actual awards show is always fun we must admit that we paid extra attention to the dazzling stars during the festive red carpet coverage. We just couldn’t help but see astounding similarities between the celebrities’ gowns and some of our favorite flowers and arrangements!

B Floral Oscars 2015 GwenythGorgeous Gwyneth in a dazzling Ralph and Russo gown

 

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Rosamund Pike resonating beauty in  Givenchy

Here are a few of our other favorite fun and floral inspired looks from last night’s red carpet (Photos courtesy of Refinery 29):

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Keira Knightly in Valentino

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Lorelei Linklater in Gabriela Cadena

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Jennifer Lopez in Ellie Saab

Did you have a favorite look from last night?

-B Floral team

Change For Kids 2nd Annual Super Chefs Event

 

Super_Chefs_Event_01B Floral is proud to show their support as the official event floral designer for the Change For Kids Foundation’s 2014 Super Chefs tasting event on Thursday, November 13th at the Prince George Ballroom in NYC.

Last year’s event raised more than $256,000 to help under-resourced public elementary schools by providing them with sustainable resources and educational programs. The 2014 event will start with a VIP Cocktail starring Chef Michael White. Then, the talented Super Chefs Maneet Chauhan, Chris Santos, Gabe Thompson, Vincent Chirico and Abraham Salum, will suggest 6 tastings coming with an open bar with signature cocktails, a live and silent auction, DJ and dessert.

For additional information and tickets, please visit http://www.changeforkids.org/content/super-chefs-2014

To help Change For Kids partner schools, make a donation at https://www.changeforkids.org/donate

Behind The Scenes: B Floral Lifestyle Photo Shoot

B Floral has been very busy creating several different lifestyle inspired floral looks.

This past week, we created floral looks for the kitchen, bathroom, dining room table, and even a bookshelf. We were visually versatile by using elegant peach garden roses and pink and purple orchids, to adding looks with clean white hydrangeas and pairing them up with soothing candles, then mixing in bright yellows and deep magentas to add pops of color.

We think flowers bring out the best of all life’s moments.

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s 20th Anniversary Legends Gala

BFloral_Instagram_OCRFLegends_01Ovarian cancer is a complicated disease that lacks in research advancements. Each year approximately 20,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, yet there is no cure or known link to the cause of the disease.

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) – which is the oldest and largest charity in the U.S. funding ovarian cancer research – is having its 20th Anniversary Legends Gala to benefit ovarian cancer research on November 5th. The event will feature a cocktail reception, silent auction, and dinner. One of B Floral’s very own, Bronwen Smith is on the OCRF board and together we proudly support the organization’s efforts against the disease. Please join us!

Tickets Available at: http://bit.ly/1pIdjzI

Behind The Scenes: B Floral 2014 Holiday Shoot

This week, we prepped for our 2014 Holiday Shoot. We found our decorating inspiration from the colors that each holiday brings, from rustic oranges during Thanksgiving to calm blues, deep reds and clean whites for the Holidays. Little details such as white hydrangeas and touches of shimmer as well as classic champagne flutes brought all the looks together.

Check out some of our behind the scenes photos below. We’re excited to show everyone the final shots!