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.

New York Magazine Bouquets Fall Flowers Under Armour NYU Tote Bag Under Armour Metropolitan Building Teen Vogue

Summer Photo Shoot in the Hamptons

Last week we took a break from the city and headed out to the Hamptons for our annual Summer Photo Shoot with Dyad Photography and Bad Feather. A heat wave also joined us out there so it was a very hot day to shoot but we got some great images from the day. We did about 6 scenes and cannot wait to show off the photos because they are definitely some of the best we’ve done yet. Of course a photo shoot in the Hamptons wouldn’t be complete without multiple Tate’s bakery stops and lots of other yummy food.

Here are a few sneak peeks from the shoot but we’ll have more behind the scenes photos up soon.

Breakfast in bed Bright flowers Place cards Arrangement

 

Scenes from the Market

This morning we stopped by the market to pick up orchids for one of our client’s offices. We also ambled a bit longer than necessary to take advantage of the nice day and see all the flowers that line the street of the flower market. Between the beautiful sunny weather and the gorgeous fragrant blooms it was a nice morning stroll. There was so much color everywhere that it made you think it’s really starting to feel like Summer, which in fact officially begins tomorrow. Hope everyone gets to enjoy the beautiful weather on the last day of Spring.

Orchids Street Street Allium Stargazer Lily Greens

Chevron Inspiration

Time for a little inspiration this Monday in the form of chevron. Chevron simply means a line or strip in the form of a “v” or an inverted “v” and I’m sure you’ve seen it just about everywhere by now. From linens, to fabrics to papers, the simple pattern is a beautiful addition to tables, dresses and invitations.

Here’s some of my favorite ways to incorporate the trend…

Invitations

Invitations from KXO Design

Table Runner

Table runner from The Why We Love

Tablecloth

Sequined tablecloth from Elizabeth Anne Designs

Chalkboard

Chalkboard from Joie Lala Photography

Cake

Wedding cake from 100 Layer Cake

Chevron straws

Paper straws from Etsy

Happy May Day!

May 1st is a traditional spring holiday celebrated in many cultures, May Day. The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers. A common May Day practice is leaving flowers on your neighbor’s doors as a Springtime greeting. A simple way to leave flowers is to place them in a paper cone or mason jar and tie it to the door knob. You can find a tutorial on how to make a paper cone here.

May Day Flowers

The NYC Flower District

This morning like most mornings, we found ourselves in the Flower District. For those of you who have never been, it’s on 28th street between 6th and 7th avenue and is made up of a a bunch of supply stores, vase stores, and wholesalers. You can walk down the street and see flowers everywhere you look, it’s kind of awesome. We were out buying flowers and supplies for an Ovarian Cancer Research Fund auction event tonight at City Bakery but I wanted to share with you some of the stuff we saw.

Tulips

Tulips that scream spring in G. Page

Peonies

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love peonies

Flowers

An assortment of flowers line the shelves at G. Page

US Evergreen

Lots of flowering branches outside of US Evergreen

 

An Evening of Laughter

Looking for a fun night out celebrating a great cause? Our exclusive charity partner, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, is hold their 12th Annual Evening of Laughter in Tribute to Madeline Kahn at Carolines on May 6th.

Carolines Invite

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is the largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research. Our mission is to fund scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer.

Each year there will be approximately 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States, and about 15,500 women will die of the disease. Currently there is no effective means of early detection. Since 1998, OCRF has given over $50 million for ovarian cancer research. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, OCRF-sponsored researchers are developing innovative strategies for early detection; exploring the genetics that increase risk for ovarian cancer; understanding the underlying molecular biology of the disease; identifying new and better targets for treatment; and deciphering how and why ovarian cancer spreads, and how to stop it.

So Join OCRF for an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a live auction, and stand-up performances from some of the best talent in the industry. This year’s lineup features Jim Gaffigan, Nikki Glaser, Phil Hanley, Robert Klein, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Meaney, and more. Stay tuned for updates on additional talent!

To purchase tickets, please call 212-268-1002, email kdillon@ocrf.org, or click here.

New York Magazine Weddings Event

Last Thursday night we had the pleasure of being a vendor at the New York Magazine Weddings Show.

On March 28, 2013, more than 1000 of New York’s most sophisticated engaged couples and professional wedding planners gathered for the annual New York Weddings Event. Guests strolled the aisles sipping cocktails as New York introduced them to everyone they needed to know to plan the perfect wedding. Over 130 companies participated, including floral designers, dress designers, stationers, photographers, DJs and many more.

We created a pop up flower shop and let guests create their own hand tied bouquets or grab a pre-made one. We had a blast and got to meet great people and other amazing vendors! Here’s some photos from the event that were taken by the very talented and fun Michael Webber of Studio Webber. If you want to see more photos from the evening head over to our Facebook page.

The booth Bouquets and flowers Twine Calla Lily The ladies Brochures Show us your blooms Peony

Spring Flowers

Well we are going to waste no time over here and start talking about Spring! I think everyone is ready for it and last week it officially arrived. Although even though Spring is here, the weather does not seem to have gotten the memo. Well anyway, since it’s finally here we wanted to give you a list of our favorite seasonal flowers that can be found in Spring.

1. Hyacinth

Hyacinth

2. Tulip

Tulips

3. Anemone

Anemone

4. Ranunculus

Ranunculus

5. Peony

Peonies

6. Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

7. Poppy

Poppy