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Our very talented member florist Floral Rush

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Our very talented member florist Floral Rush www.floralrush.com, located in trendy West Hollywood, CA. was recently selected for a photo shoot that was featured in the 2008 Winter issue of Bride and Bloom magazine.

Shot on location at Descanso Gardens in Eagle Rock, California, proprietor and lead designer Nelson Hiltner masterfully created three very different, monochromatic and vibrant bridal bouquets.

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Ooohhh La La… makes a girl want to get married all over again!

Winter Inspiration by Randy McManus Designs

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Southern elegance is what Randy McManus’s gorgeous creations bring to mind!

Our very talented member florist in Greensboro, North Carolina was featured in the “Entertaining” section of this winter’s edition of Southern Accents. Randy McManus Designs has a knack for creating holiday arrangements that are fun and festive, but still remain elegant and understated. Highly textural, vibrant centerpieces feature winter flowers like amaryllis, Christmas bush, roses, lilies, and other seasonal accents like artichokes, berries, pomegranates and crab apples. His natural, just-gathered-from-the-garden aesthetic is a refreshing take on your typical holiday centerpiece.

And in answer to your cookie cutter Christmas wreath, check out this gorgeous Fraser fir version – hand-decorated with berries, dried mushrooms, monkey pods, dipped pine cones, and accented with gold and burgundy ribbon.

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Sure to bring warmth and holiday cheer to you and yours!

More Than Just Common Scents…

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Our New York member Belle Fleur’s exquisite mini scented votive candles are featured in the November issue of In Style magazine.  These votives are a new item for Belle Fleur this year, and are available in assorted gift packs. Each pack has one of each scent: Jasmine Verbena, Orange Blossom Pomegranate, and White Orchid Tea.

The article, which talks about ways to improve your memory, stated that smelling a mixed floral scent increases the speed of learning by 17 percent.

Stimulate those brain cells and set the mood with Belle Fleur’s scrumptious votives!    www.bellefleurny.com

Belle Fleur In Style and Vivre Magazine



Krislyn Design, a popular member florist of ours

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Krislyn Design, a popular member florist of ours, graced the pages of House Beautiful in June, having earned the honor of creating a luxurious tablescape for Monique Lhuillier’s chic Los Angeles dining room.

Monique loves an abundance of flowers on her tables, with lots of candles to cast a romantic spell, and Krislyn delivered just that, using carved-out birch logs filled with hydrangea and roses for an organic, dreamy texture.  The final touch was interspersing handblown beaker glass candlesticks and glamorous rock crystal votives throughout.

Kryslin offers a miniature version of the birch centerpiece, the 18” Sleeping Beauty, so this elegant look could be featured at your next dinner party! Peacock not included…     www.kryslindesign.com


Nisie’s Enchanted Florist’s elegant table design receives notice

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Our member florist Nisie’s Enchanted Florist in Los Alamitos, CA.  created a romantic, oh-so-elegant table design for The Bride and Bloom Winter 2008 edition.  Using an opulent crystal candelabra, they created a sparklely soft arrangement and tablescape with gorgeous pastel flowers, gold accents and bold blue linens.  This is surely a decadent vision… reminiscent of a dinner party at Versailles.   Special touches, such as the embossed gold chargers and crystal votive holders, add a magical texture to the table setting.  We just love the ribbon-wrapped clusters of white lisianthus flowers at each place setting… it’s like a miniature bouquet for every guest!

Lovely white hydrangeas, pale pink and soft cream colored roses, white dahlias and lisianthus all blend perfectly together to create this elegant arrangement.







The Enchanted Florist has become the premier special events florist in Orange County.  Head designer and proprietor, Nisie Vorachard, has a background as a fashion designer which translates into flowers in the most beautiful and unexpected ways.  Nisie is able to create stunning works of floral art; her style demonstrates the refinement and meticulous attention to detail that is required to evoke every client’s floral fantasy.  www.nisiesenchanted.com

Our member florist, L’Olivier

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

o-copy.jpgOur member florist, L’Olivier, has an amazing private garden in downtown Manhattan, and Garden Design Magazine hosted a VIP gathering there.  The champagne was flowing as internationally renowned floral designer Olivier Giugni wowed the crowd with his secrets for creating chic arrangements.  If  you asked Olivier Giugni about his garden, he would tell you that it was enchantée. His lush garden has been artfully landscaped with an original mix of trees and plants including wax privet topiaries, Japanese stewartia, Japanese Maple, morning glory vines, asparagus ferns, different varieties of jasmine and even pineapples. Born in Provence, Giugni has always been inspired by the rich color palette of the South of France and its fragrant herbs which mixed with his strong sense of modern design gives him his signature style.

Truly a hidden paradise on an otherwise hectic corner of downtown Manhattan,  the garden has been a special venue for many parties and small weddings. The 1500 square foot garden can host 50 guests (standing) for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. A bar can be set up in the charming pergola with a few food stations.

Dinner can be served in the 1500 square foot interior of the floral shop which can be transformed by his event staff to hold one long  table of 30 with 2 round tables of 10. For those looking for something more intimate, L’Olivier can set a table for 12 guests on the covered outside deck.  If all this weren’t enough, L’Olivier caters, too!  It is an event planner’s dream… venue, flowers, food… all in one amazing place, orchestrated on by a brilliant designer who also has a warm, generous personality that lights up our world!

What an amazing place hidden away from the bustling streets right outside its vine-draped walls!  No wonder Garden Design hosted their event there.  What a perfect example of urban gardening.www.lolivier.com

Couture Flowers Featured in Winter 2008 Bride and Bloom!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

1.jpgThese gorgeous table settings were created by our wonderful member florist Couture Flowers, in Newport Beach, CA. This wedding was featured in the “Table Décor” section of this winter’s edition of Bride and Bloom. With the theme of “Tropical Romance” as inspiration, they designed this feminine, lush spread in shades of pinks, peaches, purples, greens and browns. The abundant centerpieces were overflowing with beautiful dahlias, viburnum, dahlias, roses, and lilacs. Flowers even adorned the chandeliers! The green button mum pomanders added whimsy to the setting, as did the lavender sweet peas tucked into the linens. Truly an elegant and romantic display!

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Volanni with a creative gesture saluting this historic week

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

We received this email greeting from one of our fantastic members in Washington, DC – what a very warm and creative gesture saluting this historic week.



Mandy Scott Flowers featured in the Winter 2008 edition of The Bride and Bloom

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Mandy Scott fine flower centerpieceMandy Scott fine flower table-scapeMandy Scott Flowers, one of our fabulous member florists, was featured in the Real Weddings section of the Winter 2008 edition of The Bride and Bloom. They created a fantastic event using pink, pewter, fuchsia and green as the theme colors.This classic chic wedding was held at Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, CA.  Beautiful glass pedestal bowls were filled with blush peonies, fuchsia spray roses, hydrangea, deep pink ranunculus, green viburnum, and finished with bear grass inside the bowl for a modern, yet soft look. md3.jpgmd4.jpg

There were pomanders of hot pink roses hanging from the doorknobs and throughout the venue and  delicious mini-pears were used as place card holders… how cute!



The bridal bouquet is a fluffy mix of pink and white peonies and the groom’s boutonniere is a simple cluster of begonia blooms and ivy, wrapped with black satin ribbon. Lovely. Just lovely.   www.mandyscottflowers.com


These Two Fabulous Member Florists

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

These two fabulous member florists were asked to create bridal bouquets for Town and Country Weddings’ Fall/Winter 2008 issue, “WHAT TO WEAR-REAL BRIDES” feature.

LMD in NYC, www.lmdfloral.com and Rosenow in San Francisco, www.rosenowfloral.com

The colorful combination from LMD consists of yellow and hot pink phaelenopsis orchids blossoms, French ranunculus, cabbage roses, sweet peas, and gloriosa lilies.

And the rich colored concoction from Rosenow Floral Design was created using blue muscari, bright yellow billy buttons, delphinium, anemones, calla lilies, sweet peas, and tulips.

Just goes to show you – coast to coast, bbrooks member florists are the crème de la crème!

LMD bbrooks artisan member florist in New York NY

Rosenow bbrooks artisan florist in San Francisco Ca