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.

T.E.A.L.

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.

Weekly Roundup

Last week was one of our first full weeks being back in the city in awhile and we couldn’t have been more lucky with the weather. It seems like the summer heat is over and dare I say it, we’ve got some Fall weather coming. We’ve been busy girls lately between decorating fun Hampton events like Super Saturday and Hamptons Magazine’s Authors Night event and working with our wonderful clients in the city.

I cannot believe that it’s already nearing the end of August and Labor Day is right around the corner. All the more important to get those summer parties in while you still can. Here’s our roundup!

1. The most beautiful DIY glitter projects

Glitter Spoons

2. I love all the details from this girly bash

Girly Bash

3. 5 must have home bar glasses for all your parties

Bar Glasses

4. How to host an authentic English tea party

Tea Party

5. Popsicle Cocktails

Popsicle Cocktails

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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Super Saturday

Here at B Floral we work closely with our exclusive charity partner, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, on special projects throughout the year. OCRF’s mission is to fund scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment and ultimately a cure for Ovarian Cancer. Each year they host a fundraising event in the Hamptons called Super Saturday.

Sponsored by QVC, and hosted by Donna Karan, InStyle, and Kelly Ripa, Super Saturday is a day-long summer fundraising event for the entire family. Shoppers, designers, sponsors, celebrities and supporters were all on hand in the Hamptons on July 27th, making Super Saturday 16 another great event. Many thanks to all who supported Super Saturday, and helped raise an incredible $3.5 million for ovarian cancer research!

We were more than thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Event Style in the decorating of the VIP tent. Since it’s a family friendly event full of bright colors we wanted to have our arrangements reflect that. We put cut grass into white ceramic vases and decorated them with bright orchid heads. We also put sea grass in tall white vases to create a little height since the tent is huge and for even more color we scattered paper parasols on the tables. Super Saturday is such a fun event for a great cause and we are so excited to have been apart of the day!

For more images  from the event head over to their Facebook page and to see more images of our flowers and the VIP tent.

Super Saturday

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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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