Behind the Scenes at OCRF Super Saturday NY 2015

What a crazy couple of weeks it’s been! We are finally getting back into the swing of things after one of our biggest events of the year: OCRF Super Saturday NY. You might have seen our press post about the event here but we wanted to also give you a look inside our world as we prepped and worked this ex event. 

This year’s arrangement ‘recipe’ was collectively one of our favorites! The modern-rustic vibe of the florals went so well with the amazing outdoor venue at Nova’s Ark Project.

 

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Miles of blue skies! We were so lucky to be blessed with gorgeous blue skies and sunny weather for both prep days and especially the day of the big event! This is just half of the event-site:

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The VIP tent set and ready for the first arrivals. We placed over 150 arrangements in the VIP tent and throughout the grounds. Seeing the venue come together is one of the most rewarding feelings!

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Letting our arrangement steal the spot light for a moment! We just love how the wooden boxed arrangement with vintage inspired flowers really helped to balance out all of the bright blues and teals.

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A peak inside the OCRF and B Floral tent! We were so honored to have teamed up with OCRF this year to provide floral crowns for guests. Our floral designers made over 1,000 crowns!! Needless to say- it was a success!

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Flower crowns for everyone! Guests are all smiles as they gather in the booth to design their crowns and snap some pics!

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Tiny flower crown models gather for a quick pic. We made sure all of the flower crowns were adjustable- to fit supporters of all sizes!

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Gorgeous girls showing their support.

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Miss USA, Olivia Jordan, stopped by the tent and rocked her flower crown for the entire event. As you can see in the background, this long-legged beauty was stopping traffic! Olivia Jordan B Floral

Go green! Love this gal’s matching crown and shades!

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We truly can’t thank everyone enough for stopping by the OCRF and B Floral tent to show your support! For more information about Ovarian Cancer Research Fund please visit: www.ocrf.org.

B Seen: Press and Love from OCRF Super Saturday

Happy Monday! Here at B Floral, we’re busy readjusting to life in the office after a long (amazing!) weekend in the Hamptons at Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s Super Saturday. Bronwen – the B in B Floral – has been a supporter of OCRF for many years and represents the cause as one of it’s board of directors.  The OCRF/ BFloral  flower crown booth was a huge hit at the event (in the words of Curbed NY, “flower crowns rule!”). Scroll through some of our favorite snaps of the event below – these pictures (and the celebrities in them) certainly speak for themselves!

Women’s Wear Daily snapped this picture of our radiant, hardworking team! So much planning and so many long hours went into making our booth a success, and we’re so proud of the entire B Floral team!

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WWD also captured some great images of stylish Super Saturday attendees sporting our flower crowns. It’s hard to look glamorous in a grassy field on a hot day, but these ladies pull it off effortlessly! The crowns added a playful, earthy flair to their polished outfits.

Outside the tents at Super Saturday in Water Mill, NY.

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Outside the tents at Super Saturday in Water Mill, NY.

Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford stopped by our booth with her son Hermes and daughter Helena in tow. People took this picture of Helena wearing the tiny crown we made for her!

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Zimbio published an extensive gallery of images from Super Saturday, including pictures of sportscaster Jill Martin and CBS co-anchor Gayle King enjoying their custom B Floral crowns.

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Real Housewives of New York City star Kristen Taekman took to her personal Twitter account on Saturday to show her support for OCRF.

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And Miss USA Olivia Jordan advocated for the cause with an Instagram post (thanks for the tag Olivia!)

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We’re so glad we could be a part of OCRF’s 18th Super Saturday this weekend – we’ve loved watching the event blossom and grow!

For more information about Ovarian Cancer Research Fund please visit: ocrf.com.

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!!

B FLORAL BLOOMS AT HAMPTONS LADIES NIGHT OUT

B Floral got together with the ladies for a night of fun, floral artistry, specialty cocktails and delicious food for Hamptons Magazine’s Ladies’ Night Out. B Floral provided a class in floral arrangements where guests were able to design their own one-of-kind floral bouquet.     LNO_Press_Clipping

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

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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Annual T.E.A.L. Walk

As you know by now, B Floral is a strong supporter of the fight against Ovarian Cancer and September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. If you are looking for something to do this weekend, why not head to Prospect Park in Brooklyn for the 5TH ANNUAL T.E.A.L. WALK/5K RUN to celebrate? The T.E.A.L. Walk is currently the largest Ovarian Cancer Walk in New York City, and has raised a quarter of a million dollars since inception to help spread awareness about the disease, and fund research. This year, for the first time ever T.E.A.L. will also be hosting a 5k Run to take place before the Walk, beginning at 9am.

T.E.A.L. is a grassroots foundation started by two Brooklyn sisters when the late Louisa M. McGregor was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. Because there is no accurate screening for Ovarian Cancer, T.E.A.L. works to educate and inform woman about the signs and symptoms of the disease in order to help facilitate early detection, and save lives. T.E.A.L. also works to help fund screening research with the hope that women will have a reliable Ovarian Cancer screening test in the foreseeable future.

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Online Registration is now closed but you can still register in person on the day of the event or give a donation at www.tealwalk.org.

Authors Night

We were out in the Hamptons this past weekend for the ninth annual Authors Night at the East Hampton Library.

Authors Night is a lavish fundraiser to benefit the East Hampton Library. All proceeds go directly to the Library. Beginning in 2005 with a handful of dinners and a few hundred attendees, it has grown to be the premier literary event of the Hamptons with over 100 authors and more than 1,000 people in attendance.

We teamed up with Hamptons Magazine and Serena and Lily to decorate a gorgeous East Hampton home for Hampton Magazine’s Authors Night after party event hosted by Padma Lakshmi. We placed lots of lanterns around the grounds to create a lovely glow and filled beautiful white pails from Serena and Lily with lush white blooms. The linens that Serenand Lily provided for the event were gorgeous as were their comfy looking pillows in bright prints that were placed in seating areas scattered around the yard. We loved the look of this event, head over to our Facebook page to see even more photos!

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