L’Occitane Holiday Preview Event

A couple weeks ago L’Occitane held a holiday preview press event to show off their new line of holiday gifts to various editors. B Floral had the pleasure of creating a Provencal inspired flower market for the event complete with lots of metal buckets, burlap, vintage wooden crates and dried lavender. As a takeaway gift, we created custom hand tied bouquets for the editors to receive as they were leaving the event. There were tons of gorgeous flowers on hand including roses, allium, astilbe, scabiosa, and brunia berries.

A huge thank you to Studio Webber for capturing images from the event.

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Weekly Roundup

Happy Friday! We have been nonstop over here for the past few weeks and I’m full of excitement as we begin to get images back from some great projects we’ve worked on. We’ll be sharing a lot of them really soon so make sure you check back next week to see some absolutely gorgeous flower shots. In the meantime be sure to take a look at our Instagram to get a sneak peek at what’s been going on.

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We’re out in the Hamptons today creating arrangements for a super sweet birthday party complete with gingham table clothes and mason jars vases. Time for us to get busy so I’ll leave you with this week’s favorites. Enjoy!

1. Gourmet jello shots

Gourmet Jello Shots

2. A pinot grigio inspired summer soiree 

Pinot Grigio

3. Free printable menus perfect for an outdoor dinner

Menu

4. Adorable sorbet cakes

Sorbet Cake

5. Tips on hosting a perfect wine and cheese tasting party

Wine and Cheese Party

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.

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Weekly Roundup

It’s been busy, busy, busy over here this week. We had created sample arrangements for a really exciting possible new client of ours, we made monochromatic bouquets for a Well Wed Magazine “lobster and lemon” themed photo shoot, and got ourselves ready for our own photo shoot that we’re having next week out in the Hamptons.

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I leave you now with the roundup. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

1. Unique ceremony seating ideas

Unique Seating

2. Rooted Deeply in Love Bridal Shower photo shoot by Pen n’ Paper Flowers

Rooted in Love

3. Top 10 Entertaining Ideas from Martha Stewart’s #LETSCELEBRATE Pin Party

Pin Party

4. Watermelon Coolers from Pizzazzerie

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5. I’m in love with all of the images of this bright tablescape and party designed by Confetti Pop

Tablescape

 

Look to the runway: Summer’s top color trends

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! To get started this week I have a great post for you guys! Once a month we’ll be having an industry professional write a guest blog post and this month we are lucky enough to have Bobby Schuessler writing for the B Floral blog.

Bobby Schuessler is a NYC-based style writer, contributing to brands like E! Online, Lucky, Men’s Health and Us Weekly. Follow him on twitter at @bobbyschuessler for the latest fashion and beauty scoop!

Look to the runway: Summer’s top color trends

By Bobby Schuessler

Searching for a go-to centerpiece for those upcoming summer soirees? Turn to the runways for color inspiration! From blues to yellows, here are four need-to-know summer shades that will keep your bouquets totally on trend this season.

Ocean blue

Give your arrangement a little hint of the summer blues. Designers like Michael Kors and Donna Karan sent water-inspired dresses down the summer runways—everything from blue and white sheaths to bright blue minis. 

Hydrangea

Poppy red

Who doesn’t love to make a statement in red? The right shade is bold, flashy and totally sexy. Take a cue from Wes Gordon and Diane von Furstenberg’s shows by incorporating pops of red into your summer bouquets for something instantly glamorous.  

Zinnia

Lemon yellow

Make an arrangement sunny and bright with pretty yellows, like we saw in Tommy Hilfiger’s collection. While we adore hints of yellow, try a vase of all yellow flowers to make a real statement.

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Vibrant violet

Guy Larouche nailed violet in his summer collection, sending gorgeous separates in the pretty hue down the runway. So this summer, why not test out the trend with pretty purple floral accents in your centerpieces.

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Red, White, and Blue

I’m sure you are all looking forward to a long holiday weekend and 4th of July BBQs. I know all of us at B Floral sure are! I wanted to share some of my favorite 4th of July party inspiration finds with you guys. I hope it inspires you to throw your best bash yet. Enjoy the holiday everyone!

Fourth of July Inspiration

4th of July DIY project // fun serving ideas // party decor inspiration // cupcake flag

Fourth of July Inspiration

popsicles // fun serving ideas // mason jar drinks // festive cake 

Weekly Roundup

Happy Friday everyone! We’re in the midst of planning our summer photo shoot and spent the week compiling inspiration and visiting Broadway Party Rentals. We’re really excited about some new concepts we’re creating and can’t wait to share the images with you guys! Here’s the roundup and hope everyone has a great weekend!

1. DIY Gold Striped Vases

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2. Roasted Strawberry and Coconut Popsicles could work as a great dessert for a 4th of July party.

Popsicles

3. Washi Tape Popsicle Cards would be so cute for a summer BBQ invitation

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4. Clementine and Red Wine Spritzers have our mouths watering!

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5. Melamine Plates and a galvanized drink bucket plus lots of other fun decor is all on sale at West Elm.

Plates

 

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.

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