Happy Spring! New Offerings!

Hey flower friends, it has been so long!!!  Our winter was a long, but productive one!  For most of this winter we have accepted only Full Service Events and used this quieter time to revamp our more budget friendly options.  Well, as most of you know, we are now ready to begin taking on DIY, Quasi-DIY, and Rental only orders once again!  We have used the past several months to really streamline these processes on our end, ensuring everything runs smoothly for our couples and for us!  Please be sure to check out all of our new offerings on our updated website here:

http://www.anightinbloom.com/

We have added some more Off the Rack Packages, DIY Packages, and Rental Packages; which seem to be really popular, so look forward to seeing more pop up!

Now that our website and office related tasks are in order, we are in the process of clearing out some of our rental items to make room for some new inventory!  So we will be having a long overdue “Purge Sale”!  We are thinking it is going to be easiest to do this a little bit at a time, rather than have just one huge sale day, especially since we are now in the early part of wedding season.  Please be on the lookout on our Facebook page and Twitter for more details.

One final note on our new offerings is that I am getting more and more requests from up and coming florists,  wedding planners, and even a few seasoned florists for consulting services.  I am trying my best to find some useful and affordable ways to help this new group out, but please understand this is a totally new area for me and I need a little time to think it through.  As a little test I have added a section to my website with E-books.  The first one I have is geared to newer Wedding Planners and Stylists who are trying to figure out how to work with Baby’s Breath.  It may seem like a simple enough flower, but I field questions almost weekly during wedding season about how to work with it.  Many of you need to know how much is in a bunch, how many can I fit in a galvanized pail, how many go in a Mason Jar? etc.  For $5 I can help you out! Please check it out here:

https://anightinbloom.com/Ebook/Baby’s%20Breath%20Guide

Our final order of business is updating our mailing lists, since so many of you have subscribed to our list over the past year! Thank you all so much!!!  I am really hoping to send out more mail to those of you who have subscribed with details about upcoming events and discounts.

I think that is more than enough news for one day!  I will try to make the next post have much more flower eye candy ;-)I hope you all have a wonderful spring season, please stay tuned for more!

Warm wishes,

Heather

 

 

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Lydia and Chad’s Whimsical, Flower Filled Big Day- Full Moon Resort

Lydia and Chad were a complete delight!  They planned a beautiful day at the picturesque Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY.  This delightful couple wanted to really focus on the beauty of their surroundings at Full Moon and the romantic Barn where the reception was to take place.  They felt that our Quasi-DIY options were a prefect fit for their needs.  My team and I handled all of the bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres and assisted Lydia and Chad with floral selections and accessories so they could DIY their own centerpieces!  The end result was a super romantic combination of the “ruffeliest” (is that a word?  I don’t care, that’s what they were!)  Roses, wildflowers, and fragrant blooms around!

We LOVE when our couples infuse personal details into their big day, dinosaur cake toppers, anyone?  It was very important for Lydia to have a piece of her Mother’s wedding dress attached to the handle of her bouquet, and I did my very best to attach it just right for her a couple of hours before she walked down the aisle.  Here are a few images that I snapped:

   

Here are a few of the beautiful wrap itself, what a thoughtful, heirloom quality gift! Both mother and daughter’s names and wedding dates are written on the fabric!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few more of the bouquets taken at the studio, really, really, really late the night before Lydia and Chad’s wedding day!

To see even more beautiful details of their wedding please check it out on Red Oak Weddings!!!  Especially the darling photos of the doggies!  There is nothing better than delivering wedding flowers and being greeted by wagging tails!  http://redoakweddings.com/blog/romantic-catskills-ny-wedding-at-full-moon-resort-love-me-do-photography.

Congratulations Lydia and Chad, we wish you all the best in your future together!!!  If it is as fun as your wedding looked, we know you will be off to a great start!  Cheers!

~Heather

We were delighted to work with the following team on this wedding:

Venue: Full Moon Resort 

Photography: Love Me Do Photography

DJ: JTD Productions

Dress: Saja Wedding

Bridal Party: Azazie

 

Big Changes in 2017!!!

Hello all, I know it has been waaaaay too long!!!  I have really enjoyed having the opportunity to meet so many great couples, families, friends and professionals during this small business adventure of mine. However, the truth is these past several years while very successful and full of beauty, have been exhausting.  And not just for me, but my amazing staff as well.  After tons of deliberation about how to simplify things, I have decided we really need to revamp the way we are handling our Quasi-DIY, DIY, and Rental options.  We have enjoyed impeccable reviews in these categories and been published many times with these types of events, however we have also been taking on very large scale full service events at the same time.  Our clients in all categories have been very happy, but internally we are seeing a lot of room for improvement.

Rather than continue to go at a warp speed pace, and potentially have our brand suffer we have decided to make the brave decision to suspend all Quasi-DIY, DIY, and Rental only types of orders for our 2017 season.  For the next year we will be focusing exclusively on Full Service events and will have a minimum of $3,500.  For those of you who have already booked DIY and Quasi-DIY or Rental Only orders with us, rest assured we are still delighted to work with you, we just won’t be taking on any more orders in these categories for the upcoming 2017 season.

We are hoping that by doing so we will have more time to devote to our smaller group of clients, offering them even better service and quality. We will also have more time to devote to really streamlining the DIY types of offerings, to be sure we still have options for our clients with smaller budgets.

We do plan to begin taking appointments and deposits for DIY, Quasi-DIY, and Rental only orders again, beginning in December 2017.  Look for updates as the year begins to unfold!  In the meantime, photographer friends, look forward to me finally being able to do styled shoots with you; fellow small business friends, look forward to me finally having time to help you out with your businesses; clients turned friends, we are going to finally be able to catch up!!!  And of course to my dear family and friends, you will finally have more of me!!!

And with any luck, look for more blog posts of all of the beautiful events we were lucky enough to work on over the past few years!

Thank you all so much for your support and understanding as we venture into 2017!!!

~Heather

 

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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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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Adrian’s shoe’s were the perfect match for her bouquet!!

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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