A Flower Fairy Tea Party in the Catskills!

I have known Melissa Surprise for quite a few years now, and I don’t know of anyone better suited to do a children’s flower party photo shoot with!  This talented photographer works with children and babies on a daily basis and I knew she would do a great job with this project!

I have been hosting children’s parties for many years, but I rarely have a chance to take any photos of how truly charming and adorable they are!  So with the help of my 4 year old, Violet, who adores dressing up and tea parties, we made some flower halos and got to work!  We gathered up some of our favorite rental pieces, including antique velvet chairs, fairytale books, glitter swans, and as many pretty blooms as we could carry.  We brought all of this up to Onteora Mountain House because we needed a wooded, but not super wild area to photograph these little flower girls in.  What better place than this!?

Melissa brought along two more little darlings, who were very cooperative, considering they had probably never participated in such a photo shoot!  To Violet, this was an everyday occurrence, since she literally grew up in a flower shop!

If you are interested in hosting your own Flower Fairy Party, or any other children’s party, feel free to contact us for more information.  Each and every event is priced out a la carte, we do not have packages for these types of parties.  In the past we have created Dinosaur Terrariums, Thanksgiving Turkey Pomanders, and of course make your own floral designs types of parties.

Looking back at these images, and seeing some of the more unusual requests we have had for photo ops this season, I could easily imagine creating a scene like this for a children’s activity at a wedding.  So the next time you are planning a children’s party or activity, give us a ring!  We’d love to play with some flowers with you and your little ones!

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Thanks to Linda and the talented crew at Grounded!

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It was a delight to work with the following vendors for this project:

Photography: Melissa Surprise, Surprise Photography

http://surprisephotography.com/

Beautiful grounds and setting provided by: Onteora Mountain House

http://onteora.com/

Scrumptious Dried Flower Teacakes provided by: Grounded

http://www.groundedny.com/

 

Adrian and Ben’s- Full Moon Resort Wedding, Complete with a Full Moon!

Adrian and Ben were such a delightful and laid back couple to work with.  They had one of the prettiest late summer days for their wedding at the beautiful Full Moon Resort, complete with an actual Full Moon!  Adrian asked me to create a bouquet containing mainly muted tones, with hints of peach and warm sunset hues.  Since this was late summer in the Hudson Valley we were able to source a lot of our flowers locally, which is always a plus!  Ben’s boutonniere was one of my favorites this season and contained the most perfect succulent and wildflower accents.  The centerpieces were casual but completely lovely assortments of wildflowers and Daisies arranged in Mason Jars.  We used the same type of arrangements to line the aisle in the already beautiful lower grove area.

I have no idea how I missed the cakes during set up, but when I saw these beautiful pro pics my jaw dropped at the sight of the honey bee cakes!!!  So charming!  Most of you know bee keeping is on my bucket list, so this rocked my little flowery world! I must get one of these beautiful cakes from Agnes at The Village TeaRoom Restaurant and Bake Shop next time I’m in New Paltz!

And kudos to L&L Style Photo on their beautiful photography of this wedding!  There were so many pretty photos from this event, it was hard to pick just a few from this collection!  Here is a link to even more:  http://www.llstylephoto.com/blog/adrian-ben-full-moon-resort-catskills-wedding/

Congratulations Adrian and Ben, we wish you all the very best in your new life as Husband and Wife!

Cheers!

~Heather

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Love this pic of a very dapper gentleman holding the bouquet!

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We love when nature helps out- these Rose Hips are absolute perfection at Full Moon Resort!

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And the icing on the cake: a full moon at Full Moon Resort! There couldn’t be a better way to end the night!

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Thanks to all the other vendors who made Adrian and Ben’s big day such a success:

L&L Style Photo

Full Moon Resort

The Village TeaRoom & Bake Shop

Adrian’s Dress:

http://www.sajawedding.com/saja_dresses.html

 

Throw Back Thursday: Carrie and Matthew’s Rhinecliff Nuptials

Here’s a throwback Thursday much too pretty to pass up!

I was lucky enough to catch up with some fantastic wedding pros at a holiday party this past weekend and when chatting with the lovely China Jorrin, we recalled both working together in September of 2012 at Carrie and Matthew’s beautiful Rhinecliff wedding.

Carrie and Matthew really gravitated toward more unusual flowers such as Kale, Green Trick Dianthus, and Star of Bethlehem. In order to still keep everything elegant, we added Ranuculus, Lisianthus, Roses, and Hydrangea to off set the more whimsical looking flower varieties.

Here are some of the beautiful photos that China captured of their big day!

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Carrie and MattI still remember how much I loved this escort card display!  We brought in all of our birch logs to display the escort cards on.  These logs were set against a backdrop of our larger vases, wrapped with beautiful grosgrain ribbon and filled with floating candles and florets.

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Thank you to the following vendors:

China Jorrin Photography

The Rhinecliff

 

Rebecca and Stephen’s Gatsby Inspired Wedding- Onteora Mountain House

“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

I love this quote, it so reminds me of my work.  I have fallen in love with more flowers, wedding designs, and wedding experiences than I can even count!  Rebecca and Stephen’s was one of these types because it finally gave me a chance to work on a Great Gatsby inspired event!

Rebecca and Stephen planned so many perfect details to reflect their Gatsby themed event at Onteora Mountain House.  I have really been looking forward to sharing this one with you all, so you too, could drool over all of the loveliness! Kimberly Cocagnia did a phenomenal job on the photography as well, adding to the beauty of it all!  http://www.kimberlycoccagnia.com/wedding-photography-blog/rebecca-and-stephen  Pale mint green was an accent color used throughout the designs.  Rebecca chose to have our urns filled with all Eucalyptus varieties in the same shade of green that was featured on all of the Art Deco stationary and signage throughout the day.  Gold leaves were added to give a nod to the glamorous theme.

I especially loved the florals we used for this wedding! Rebecca’s bouquet was so much fun for me to create, I have never had the opportunity to guild Succulents before, and I was delighted to!  I also added the same gold leaf to Stephen’s boutonniere!  It is all of these little details that really add to the overall look and feel of an event.  Other details included the most perfect 1920’s inspired bridesmaids dresses, a gorgeous Art Deco Cake, and a stunning floral arrangement on the escort card table in an antique silver vase, which belonged to Rebecca’s parents.

As for the larger details, during the reception we did one of our “half and half” types of set ups. This means that half of the tables consisted of tall centerpieces and the other half contained shorter centerpieces.  Candelabras are an absolute must have for Gatsby inspired weddings!  However, Rebecca wanted to give them a little more of a modern twist.  So rather than using the tried and true all floral displays, we adorned the candelabras with Flat Leaf Eucalyptus Garlands.  They looked great and guests appreciated that they could take them home to dry into wreaths!  The shorter arrangements were bursting with lush and beautiful Garden Roses, Thistle, Freesia, and very tiny accents of gilded foliage; which paired so perfectly with the gold mercury glass compote dishes the florals were displayed in.

It all added up to a very glamorous day, set against the most beautiful backdrop of the Catskills, at the picturesque Onteora Mountain House.  We wish you all the very best Stephen and Rebecca, congratulations!!!

~Heather

 

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Below are just a few more photos that we snapped during set up, since we have had quite a few requests for similar designs in 2016.

 

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Rebecca’s Dress:

http://www.badgleymischka.com/bridal-campaign/

Photography:

Kimberly Coccagnia Photography

Venue:

Onteora Mountain House

 

Colleen and Damian’s Simple Woodland Wedding- The Roxbury Barn

Colleen contacted us just a few months before her nuptials to Damian, a bit nervous in fact. Neither or them had a large passion for flowers and didn’t originally plan on even having florals in their wedding- and to be honest, with such a lovely, woodland location like that of Roxbury Barn- who would have though you’d need ’em?

But a few months before the wedding, Collen and Damian had changed their minds. While they didn’t need much, Colleen wanted to accent the natural, woodland beauty of their ceremony space with a few elements that would just blend into the natural surroundings. What better, more natural  element could you add  a forest than ferns?! Our rental ferns lined the aisle alongside the massive trees to add that little extra something that Colleen and Damian were looking for. Colleen also took advantage of their creative sides and DIY’d some arrangements (ordered from our by the bunch collection), and Damian, with a background in set design, created and installed the beautiful fabric draping you see.  We love working with these types of creative couples!!

Colleen’s bouquet contained some gorgeous and in season Dahlias, keeping it simple and elegant.  Her bouquet was just perfect for the setting!

While we weren’t there for a set up on this one, we are so glad that Colleen shared these amazing photos with us so we could see the end result of her and Damian’s beautiful big day.

We wish you both a long and happy life together as husband and wife! Congratulations Colleen and Damian!

~Adrienne

All photos below are courtesy of Jami Saunders Photography

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Photographer:  Jami Saunders Photography

Venue: The Roxbury Barn

 

Christina and Paul’s Bevy of Beauty- Basilica Hudson, NY

It was a picture perfect spring day for a wedding at the Basilica in Hudson, NY and we couldn’t have been more excited!  Christina and Paul made their wedding a party for all of their guests and even brought in games to play, as well as a food truck! Christina and Paul jazzed up the raw industrial space with gigantic birch trees that towered above their guests and brought a little touch of the outdoors in.

Christina and Paul originally wanted assorted spring flowers in bud vases as centerpieces for all of the farm tables.  However, Heather felt that Cherry Blossom stems would be an awesome addition to pair with the Birch Trees and brought in over 100, to be exact!  And let’s not forget the fact that Cherry Blossoms are off season in late May!  But those of you who know Heather know she loves a challenge when it comes to flowers, especially flowering branches!

Christina and her bridesmaids carried lush bouquets full of the season’s prettiest blooms, including Peonies, Garden Roses and Double Stock, just to name a few!  They smelled as pretty as they looked (I know this first hand because I helped with the set up and delivery on this one!)

Paul couldn’t have been any more excited to receive his and the groomsmen’ s boutonnieres.  We found them all playing pool and having a great time!  We really enjoy getting to see all of the fun times that lead up to a wedding so early in the day!

The ceremony space was really lovely, we lined the aisle with our (rental) ferns, and added blush toned Orchids to them all.  Two larger sized Cherry Blossom arrangements marked the front of the aisle.  We loved the contrast of the pale pink blossoms against the light blue brick wall!  The rest of the space was decorated with additional floral arrangements containing the most fragrant and gorgeous Peonies, Garden Roses, Vines, Succulents and candles.

Congratulations Christina and Paul! All of us here at A Night In Bloom wish you both a lifetime of happiness!!

~Jackie

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We would like to thank all of the vendors we had the pleasure of working with at this event!

Basilica Hudson

Sage Newkirk at Hudson Valley Ceremonies

Cynthia Delconte Photography

Slidin Dirty Food Truck and Catering