Amaira, a Bloomerent bride, was inspired by South Asia for her August 2016 wedding at Chateau at Coindre Hall in Huntington, NY. She worked with Bloomerent florist Wyld NYC and together with the owner, Lydia, conceptualized vibrant and romantic arrangements filled with ranunculus, lisianthus and spray roses (below).
We asked Amaira to answer a few questions about her wedding and planning process to give insight to all future brides and grooms.
How did you hear about Bloomerent?
I heard about and met some of the staff of Bloomerent at a Wedding Salon expo about three months before my wedding. I found myself wishing I had discovered Bloomerent months ago because it seemed like such a great idea. I was looking for a way to repurpose my flowers rather than just have guests take them home. I'd considered a flower donating service that takes your flowers and gives them to senior citizens to cheer them up, but it was so expensive! I already had Lydia as a vendor (and a friend!) and she worked so hard to meet my budget so I was looking for a way to potentially get her more exposure and business. Bloomerent was the answer! I reached out to the fabulous team here and needless to say, Lydia's work spoke for itself. I believe Lydia has worked with Bloomerent quite a few times since my wedding! So was happily ever after for everyone involved!
Were you the first or second event?
I was the first event. I'm told my flowers got reused for some awesome events, but I'm not sure what they were exactly!
What made you decide to be the First Event?
I wanted full control over the aesthetic.
What was the inspiration/theme of your wedding?
The inspiration for my wedding was a mix of South Asian tradition and American traditions I've grown up with and making them work in a Muslim millennial wedding. I have fairly particular taste and florals aren't a pivotal part of South Asian or Muslim weddings yet really. So I felt like the florals had to be perfect because I was really going to be one of the few brides I knew of to do it. Enter Wyld! Lydia's aesthetic is so beautiful and unique. Lydia really picked up on my style fairly quickly just from a few images I showed her of what I liked on Pinterest. I think Lydia's work tends to be a little more bohemian and woodsy but she understood that I was going for something really refined, but still ethereal and whimsical. She combined what I really liked and put her own style on it as well and the results were absolutely stunning! Her work was an absolute dream all throughout my wedding.
How did working with Bloomerent ease the traditional experience of choosing a florist?
While I didn't work with Bloomerent from the beginning of my hunt for florals, I absolutely loved my experience with them. Not only did Wyld benefit from the exposure, gaining more business, someone did pick up my florals as the second event, so I got some money back as the first event! Weddings can become so expensive (mine certainly was!), and anything you can get back is always a good thing so I was grateful to have Bloomerent. And my flowers got some more love, which made me happy to be able to contribute to someone else's event.
How was your experience working with your florist?
I consider Lydia a friend! She's a dream and such a sweetheart.
How did you feel knowing that your flowers wouldn’t end up in the trash?
Weddings are easily viewed as an egregious waste of money (the saying, all for one day!), and while there's definitely some truth to that, it was great knowing that my flowers which otherwise would have gone in the trash, got a new life after my wedding.
What was the highlight of your wedding?
Getting married to my best friend and how damn beautiful everything turned out!
Would you recommend Bloomerent to friends?
I have! I'm at the age where everyone is starting to get married and I without a doubt recommend Bloomerent to every bride I meet.