17th Annual Super Saturday

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Each year, 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), the largest and oldest charity funding research on ovarian cancer in the U.S., will hold its 17th annual Super Saturday New York event on July 26th. In the past, B Floral has sponsored numerous of OCRF’s events. Not to mention, our Owner and Lead Designer, Bronwen Smith, sits on OCRF’s Board of Directors, which makes this cause even dearer to our hearts.

B Floral, the official floral sponsor of Super Saturday NY, will design 140 picturesque arrangements consisting of sweet and sunny oranges, perfect for this summer’s charity occasion.

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Join us this Saturday July 26th as B Floral lends its helping hand for one of the Hamptons’ premiere summer events. Sponsored by QVC and hosted by Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan, this star-studded event will be held at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill, New York. All proceeds from sales will go toward funding the nation’s top scientist in their effort to research a cure for ovarian cancer. We hope to see you there!

For additional information, please visit http://supersaturday.ocrf.org and http://ocrf.org.

B Floral Is Proud To Support OCRF & Stand Up For Madeline At Carolines On Broadway On May 12, 2014

On Monday, May 12, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund will host its 13th Annual Stand up for Madeline and OCRF at Carolines on Broadway. The evening includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a live auction and stand-up performances from Michelle Buteau, Jim Gaffigan, Nikki Glaser, Robert Klein, Hari Kondabolu and Joe Machi, to name a few. Last year’s event raised nearly $130,000 to support OCRF’s research programs in Madeline Kahn’s memory. B Floral is delighted to be a part of raising money for the evening that supports such a wonderful cause in memory of an incredible woman. When: Monday, May 12, 2014 from 6:00-8:30pm Where: Carolines on Broadway 1626 Broadway , New York, NY 10019 Tickets: http://standupformadeline.kintera.org/ For more information, please email Katie Dillon kdillon@ocrf.org. BFloral_OCRFinvite_A_001-1

B Floral Styles Tribeca Film Festival with Beautiful Floral Arrangements

B Floral proudly supported the premiere of the film screening for In Your Eyes from American screenwriter and director Joss Whedon during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. We styled the film’s official reception and party with beautiful floral arrangements for  Starwood Preferred Guest American Express (SPG Amex). Be sure to check out In Your Eyes which is now available for digital download on Vimeo streaming via www.inyoureyes. B Floral would like to salute this year’s film candidates and filmmakers for their contributions to cinema. BFloral_TribecaFilm_A                                 photo 1-1                                 photo 4-2                                 photo 2-3

Happy Easter from B Floral

The B Floral team hopes you had a wonderful and festive holiday weekend. We spent this beautiful spring holiday with close family and friends. The Easter egg hunt was full of surprises, and the kids were thrilled as they gathered as many eggs as they could. Here are some pictures from our family adventure and dinner table with colorful centerpieces.

Remember that fresh floral arrangements and spring flowers can brighten up a room and keep you inspired throughout the day.

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NY Weddings Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion

Thank you to all the brides-to-be that visited us at the New York Weddings Event on March 27th at the Metropolitan Pavilion!  We displayed quite an assortment of bouquets and arrangements for the exciting events surrounding the big day. From centerpieces for the bridal shower to boutonnieres for the groom, our display exhibited all of the different options we can create for the special occasions leading up to your wedding. We also had a unique visit from Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee, who is engaged to Ben Aaron and is considering for a wildflower look for her bouquet. Bronwen showed Ginger different bouquet ideas and explained which flowers might create the right look for Ginger’s perfect bouquet. Tune in to GMA this Friday morning to see Bronwen and Ginger discuss different bouquets!

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Bright and In Bloom

B Floral hosted special guests for an evening of Champagne, hors d’oeuvres and floral design on February 26th.  Bronwen and the B Floral team transformed the B Floral studio into a Spring Sanctuary.  After the winter we’ve experienced in New York, guests were relieved to step into a room full of bright, fragrant flowers.  The displays around the studio featured arrangements suited for a variety of bridal, corporate, and social events.  Bronwen led guests through a floral design mini-class, and they were able to take home the bouquets they designed along with their goody bags filled with B Floral candles, L’Occitane soap, and jars of hibiscus tea blended by Rustic T.  Our guests seemed to really enjoy themselves, and we had a wonderful response on social media. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and search to see more images.

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New Year’s Party Inspiration

This year our absolute favorite color palette for a New Year soiree is black, white and gold. The colors together create a look that is modern but also classic at the same time and reminiscent of all things Gatsby. Think gold sequins, black and white striped table runners, gold tableware and white flowers.

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For centerpieces we suggest gorgeous lush white peonies placed in a gold vase. The look is simple but sophisticated. Peonies are a perfect choice for a New Year’s event because they represent prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune.

Here are some of our favorite ideas and inspiration for a fun and gorgeous New Year’s party.

DIY Gold Fringe Party Hats

Balloon Drink Stirrers

Gold Painted Champagne Flutes

How to Pop Champagne like a Pro

Free Sparkler Printouts

Have a happy and healthy New Year everyone!

Vendor Spotlight: Christopher Duggan Photography

Today we want to introduce you to one of our new favorite photographers, Christopher Duggan of Christopher Duggan Photography. We had the pleasure of meeting and working with Christopher recently when he shot a flower tutorial that we held at 91 Horatio. He was able to take our vision of the event and so clearly capture it in all of the images he took. I’m still obsessing over all the photos he took from our event so make sure you check them all out here.

Christopher not only shoots weddings in New York and the Berkshires but is also an accomplished dance photographer. When you speak to him about the relationship between the two subject matters he says that

dance work really enhances my wedding photography. Being in the moment and seeing the day like a grand performance. My mission is to create an ease and flow on a wedding day which allows my clients to relax and look their natural best. The best client for me is one who puts the wedding in my hands and says “Do your thing!”

My favorite thing about Christopher is his work philosophy and serious love for what he does…

My mission comes from the heart: create the space for natural beauty and expression to emerge and make timeless images of weddings and dance. My passion for photography is fed by the opportunity to witness and capture the tender, intimate relationships of brides and grooms, families and friends. The urge to preserve these once-in-a-lifetime moments for generations to come drives my focus on artistry at each wedding I photograph.

So if you’re looking for an experienced, friendly, passionate, and creative photographer, be sure to check out Christopher Duggan Photography.

Flower Tutorial at 91 Horatio

Last Thursday we invited bloggers and editors to come to a floral event we hosted at 91 Horatio. There were lots of flowers on display, cocktails, fun snacks from JPO Concepts, and a flower tutorial where we taught the guests how to make their own everyday floral arrangement to take home with them.

At B Floral we love throwing a party and wanted to create a fun girly event for guests to get away from work for a couple hours and be able to play with some flowers. The space at 91 Horatio was perfect for the event with its intimate feel and spacious layout. And do not get us going on the menu JPO Concepts created for us. They brought out platter after platter (the platters were even very cool rounds of wood) of delicious little bites. From mini burgers and milkshakes to a butternut squash risotto, there was not a bite that I didn’t go crazy over.

The flower tutorial was led by Bronwen, the owner of B Floral, who shared her knowledge on creating an easy everyday floral arrangement that you can do at home and tips on keeping your flowers around for longer. Walking around the room, I was so impressed by what people had put together and loved seeing people learn more about flowers.

The whole day was shot by the very talented Christopher Duggan who captured everything beautifully! To see more of Christopher’s photos from our event head to our Facebook page.

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What We’ve Been Up To

You may have noticed that we’ve been a bit silent on the blog lately. For that we are very sorry but we have been so busy lately with tons of fun events for some amazing clients at cool venues! From an Under Armour event at the Old Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn, Lucky Magazine and Teen Vogue events, to a conference for Imperial Capital at the Waldorf, we’ve been all over the city with our blooms. The best way to keep in touch with B Floral and see what we’re up to is by following us on Instagram. Here are some photos from our busy floral adventures lately.

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