Spotlight on: Wedding Muse Florals

Wedding Muse Florals is a wedding florist in Virginia.

Owner Fabienne is not just a great florist but also a wedding planner, making Wedding Muse Florals a true one-stop shop for all of your wedding needs.

We have spent 20 years learning all that we can to provide our market with fabulous and fresh, both classic and trendy floral arrangements and all in between. ​We put together the general designs with you and then add little or a lot of our own flair. With your preferences in hand, we use all of our experience, and also the desire to experiment and learn new techniques. That’s the magic of the process, but never fear – we back that up with our knowledge of the business and how to deliver flawlessly every time.

Wedding Muse Florals serves Charlottesville, Fairfax and Warrenton in Virginia and Washington D.C.

Wondering if Fabienne and her team will travel to your area for your wedding or event?
Click here to connect with her directly for a consultation.

Spotlight on: The Petal Gypsy

The Petal Gypsy is an event florist in Middleboro, MA.

The Petal Gypsy is an owner-operated floral and event design studio that was founded on passion for art, the freedom of creativity, and love for working with each individual client.

You don’t have to have an extravagant budget to accomplish the wedding of your dreams!

Located on the South Shore of MA, just a stones throw away from Cape Cod, they also serve The Berkshires and locations in between.

Wondering if Amanda and her team travel to your area?
Click here to connect with them directly for your wedding or event.

Spotlight on: City Iris

City Iris is a floral design studio in New York City.

…Where weddings are a passion and happy brides are a must. Attention to detail, fresh and innovative designs and a promise to make your dreams a REALITY make us special. We take a special interest in your needs to ensure a pleasurable experience and a lifetime of memories.

City Iris is located in Manhattan and offers more than just beautiful flowers. From lighting, to menus and invitations, linens, to rental items and more, City Iris is a one-stop shop for all of your needs.

Click here to connect directly with Patrick and his team for your wedding or event.

Spotlight on: Seasonal Celebrations

Seasonal Celebrations is a wedding and event florist based in Belmont, CA.

Seasonal Celebrations was certified by Here Comes The Guide as a wedding florist in 2014 after reviewing our work, conducting extensive interviews with our Clients, and with vendors that have worked with us on two or more weddings. We are proud that our commitment to our Clients has earned us this distinctive certification and would love to help you make your wedding vision a reality.

Seasonal Celebrations is certified as a sustainable florist by California Green Business and a certified wedding florist, since 2014, by Here Comes The Guide. They offer a rental inventory and you can choose from three service packages designed to scale to your budget, making Seasonal Celebrations a one-stop shop for your floral needs.

Conveniently located in mid-Peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose, they serve the Bay Area and Napa/Sonoma.

Click here to connect directly with owner Laurie and her team for your wedding or event.

Spotlight on: Rust & Flourish

Rust & Flourish is an event design studio based in Oakland, CA.

Ricci’s love of flowers started at a very early age, when she would collage with her mother’s garden and Martha Stewart magazines. Her BFA background in Art History and Photography serves as a powerful link to her creations. Ever-evolving, Ricci’s aesthetic and inspiration is derived from English antique and vintage, the old masters, the photograph, and of course, seasonal blooms. When she isn’t designing, Ricci can be found snacking around with her cat, Binx.

Bay Area-based florist Rust & Flourish serves San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma, Los Angeles and more locations throughout California. In addition, she travels to Portland, Oregon for weddings and events.

Click here to connect directly with Ricci and her team for your wedding or event.

Spotlight on: Urban Orchid

Urban Orchid is a floral studio in Cleveland, OH.

Urban Orchid specializes in custom weddings and events. Our upscale shop dedicates itself to using local artists, growers, and suppliers to help create exclusive items perfect for all your occasions.

Urban Orchid’s upscale floral studios are located in the historic Cleveland, Ohio neighborhoods of both Ohio City & Little Italy.

Click here to connect directly with the Urban Orchid team for your wedding or event.

Spotlight on: IndyFASO

IndyFASO is an event design studio in Brooklyn, NY.

The name derives from a combination of my nickname growing up, Indy, and my husband’s nickname throughout college, FASO. As you might imagine from the name, my husband is an amazing key business player and support!

We design free-spirited florals for both small to large-scale events and photoshoots in NYC (and further destinations upon request) with great care and experience in sourcing the freshest, seasonal ingredients, in having helpful and transparent conversation about a client’s budget will afford them, and in suggesting floral elements that make the greatest visual impact within a specific environment.

More than just flowers, IndyFASO also creates hand lettered signs.

We also provide full hand lettered sign services to businesses, conferences, restaurants, event installations, exhibits, weddingsyou name it. We work in chalk, paint, marker, pen, colored pastels, flowers, collected objects and more…for both small-scale paper projects to large-scale 10×10′ chalk walls. I believe words are simple and powerful and signs being noticeably created with a person behind each letter gives greater depth to the message or story being told.

IndyFASO is based in Brooklyn and serves the entire NY/NJ area.

Click here to connect directly with India and her team for your wedding or event.

Spotlight on: Stellar Style Events

Stellar Style Events is an event design studio based in New York City.

Stellar Style Events, Floral & Event Design creates stellar experiences through designing floral installations for Weddings and Events. New York native and Founder Jacqueline Elfe believes that every client is a unique flower who needs the perfect floral combination and experience to tailor to their personal style and taste. Stellar Style Event’s talent has caught the eye of the media with features in Brides Magazine, Traditional Home, New York Wedding’s, Editor At Large, Its All About The Dress and Asian Fusion. With over 10 years in the business, Jacqueline’s style calling card is timeless elegance that is eternal.

Stellar Style Events serves New York including NYC, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.

Click here to connect directly with owner Jacqueline and her team for your wedding or event.

Spotlight on: About-Designs

About-Designs is an event design studio based in Weehawken, NJ.

About-Designs is a family business that was started in 2014 by sisters Eva and Sonya. Their love of plants, flowers and interiors came years earlier, during the first year of the interior design program at The Fashion Institute of Technology and junior year of high school, respectively. Their ability to assess a space while using the most appropriate interior products, flowers or plants, sets them apart in the industry. They strive to deliver a refined sensibility to all of their clients and projects.

About-Designs serves Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester County NY, Northern NJ (specifically Weehawken/Hoboken/Jersey City, Morristown, Red Bank, central NJ, Shore area of NJ), and parts of Long Island.

Click here to connect directly with Sonya and Eva team for your wedding or event.

What I Look For in a Florist

Our co-founder, Danit Zamir, explains what she looks for when she signs a Bloomerent florist to our community and why.

I didn’t know where to start once I became engaged and began to plan our wedding. Specifically, I wasn’t familiar with what things should cost, especially flowers. What I did know was that I had standards for who I was going to book as my florist and that I’d leave most of the creative control up to them since I didn’t have a strong preference. For me, it was important to know that I was working with a great florist who I could trust to deliver fresh, quality flowers and a beautiful display. Still, my flowers came at a steep price for someone with no preference. I would have loved to reuse someone else’s vision for a fraction of the cost and the same quality and florist.

I love getting to find and speak to new florists every day and make sure that our customers are always going to be in great hands when booking a Bloomerent florist, no matter who they choose or where they live.

Here are the top 5 things I look for in a Bloomerent florist:

  1. Response Rate
    • I value other people’s time and I do my best to show this by replying to every email I get in a timely manner. I expect the same when choosing a florist. While taking into consideration that florists are busiest on the weekends and the 1-2 days leading up to it, I expect a response within 48-72 hours of sending my email, even if it’s just to tell me that they will get back to me at a later time. If a florist doesn’t reply to an email in that time frame, it immediately makes me feel like customers won’t be able to rely on them to respond in a timely manner when they are planning their wedding. In many cases, florists will have an auto-reply on to let customers know that they are busy for wedding prep and when they will reply. Otherwise, I don’t want to feel like I’m chasing someone to allow me to give them my hard-earned money.
  2. Customer Reviews 
    • What are other people saying about their experience with you? Were they happy? Was the delivered product what was discussed in meetings? I check every single review available online before ever contacting a florist.
  3. Past Work
    • I always review photos of past work to get an idea of what the florist can do. Customers want to see photos of the what the florist has done in the past, especially to see if they’ve done anything that’s similar to their vision.
  4. Online Presence
    • This one’s tricky. I say that because not having a strong online presence doesn’t say anything about the ability of a florist or their great work and service; however, most customers want to see a website and presence on some, or all, social media platforms for their vendors. Our preference is always to work with florists who have a strong online presence but it’s not a requirement if everything else is met.
  5. Repurposing
    • Something I learned at the very start of Bloomerent was that most florists already return to venues after events because the vases are rented. When they return to pick up the rented vases, they also pick up any leftover flowers. When I speak to florists, I always ask them if they do this, because it immediately lets me know that they know exactly how to make sure that every second event will have a great experience and beautiful flowers.

It’s important to note that florists work so hard and it often goes unnoticed by customers until they see it first-hand upon meeting with and booking a florist. There is a lot that goes into creating your perfect event blooms, beyond arranging them for hours (think sourcing the flowers, ordering, delivery, dealing with anything that goes wrong, labor, delivery, setup, to name a few). Just as we value our customers choosing a great florist and having the best experience, we also educate our customers to understand florist pricing and creating a happy experience for the florist, too.

Do you know a florist who would be a great fit for Bloomerent? Let us know!