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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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.

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