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.

Spotlight on: Get Caked NYC

We caught up with Samantha Farber, owner of Get Caked NYC, as she is in the process of launching a website and expanding her custom cake business.

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company:
I’m Sammi Farber. I am 23-years-old and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. I guess what people find unique about me is that even though I went to culinary school, I did not study baking whatsoever. I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Culinary Arts and Business Restaurant Management. I think I have taken one baking class in my life and that was a required fundamentals class. All of my knowledge in baking, especially the decorating part, is self-taught. My company is called Get Caked.

What is Get Caked?
Get Caked is a fun idea I came up with one morning when I was thinking about how I could recreate my brand and make myself different from every other cake company. The sole purpose of my company is to prove that “making someone’s day sweeter is a piece of cake“. I have clients and I also pick places and people at random that have a unique “theme” about them and recreate it out of cake. For example, I made an ice cream sundae cake and brought it to Cool Mess. It’s basically a social media marketing campaign because they get free cake and all I ask is in return is that they share their treat and let everyone know they “got caked”. In my opinion, it’s a pretty sweet deal because who doesn’t love cake? Especially if it’s free.

When did you start your company? How did you get into this business?
I originally started a specialty cake company when I was 15-years-old and in high school. It was completely by accident and solely word of mouth. Social media wasn’t anywhere near what it is today, so I didn’t really have that help. I was honestly just doing it for fun – baking cakes, cupcakes and all kinds of different treats and bringing them to school. Suddenly I started to get requests, then requests turned to orders, and before I knew it people were trusting this 15 year old girl to do cakes for their events, including bat mitzvahs. Even though business slowed down during the years I was in school, I never looked back after the first order I got. Baking brings me pure happiness and making people happy by doing something as simple as giving them a sweet treat is just the icing on top of the cake.

What were you doing before Get Caked?
Before Get Caked took off, I was a Food and Beverage Manager at The Waldorf Astoria. When it closed for renovation, I had to think about what I was going to do next and I had more time to take orders than I did in the past. It kind of had a snowball affect.

What’s the best part of your job?
I would say the best part of my job, hands down, would be the joy I see on my clients’ faces after they “get caked”. I am very harsh on myself and am totally my worst critic so to see and hear the feedback from people is really special to me and it means so much to me that they trust me to be a part of their special day or event.

Of all the custom cakes you’ve made, which is your favorite and why?
I think my favorite would have to be the bagel cake. I actually made it for my dad’s birthday and I was shocked at just how realistic it looked. I’d definitely say my specialty is creating cake that doesn’t look like cake. The pasta and meatball cake would definitely be a close second though!

Where is Get Caked available?
Get Caked is available mainly in NYC and Long Island but I offer my cakes to anyone and discuss delivery options. Unfortunately, cakes don’t ship well but I have shipped cupcakes in the past so it’s all up for discussion! I never want to deprive anyone of getting caked.

Where can customers looking for custom cakes see your work and contact you?
My main portfolio of all my work is on Instagram at @getcaked_nyc but I am in the process of creating a website that should be up and running soon and that will be at www.getcakednyc.com.

To connect with Sammi and Get Caked, you can email her directly at sfarber@sammifarber.com or call 516-459-7970.

Spotlight on: Bride & Blossom

Bride & Blossom is a floral design boutique in New York City.

Bride & Blossom is a luxury, floral design boutique providing personalized service and customized decor for weddings. They are the only company that exclusively caters to engaged couples. Owner Rachel Trimarco and her team provide expert management and their design team offers excellent customer service and design expertise, while committing to only one wedding at a time. They offer a gorgeous selection of bouquets, arches, chuppahs, mandaps, centerpieces, floral chandeliers, and more. They also offer linens, draping and custom structures upon request. They offer a complimentary design consultation, held at their beautiful showroom in NYC’s design district. They will then follow up with a detailed proposal and customized design board.

Bride & Blossom serves New York City, NJ, CT and Long Island.

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

Spotlight on: Wild Floral Designs

Wild Floral Design is a bespoke event design studio in NYC.

A few facts about owner Michelle Hannah:

  • She has had her work published in top blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Wedding Sparrow and more.
  • She has a studio in Brooklyn and often works out of the Manhattan Flower Market.
  • Flower Walls – enough said.
  • Michelle’s lush, romantic, organic aesthetic combines the traditional and the more uncommon together in each arrangement. Whether you have a small wedding or event or a large one, Wild Floral Designs is a great

“We champion the unique beauty of each season by using fresh flowers and textures in each design.”
— Michelle Hannah

Interested in a consultation with Wild Floral Design? Let us know.

Spotlight on: Glen Head Flower Shop

Glen Head Flower Shop is a professional floral design company in Long Island, NY.

A few facts about owner Alayna Kanata:

  • She recently took over and runs the family business that her father owned and operated for over 30 years. The best part? Her father still helps design blooms.
  • They do everything from high-end weddings to more simple and elegant weddings.
  • They have a large and beautiful store in Glen Head for retail and every type of event.

Glen Head Flower Shop is one of Long Islands premier florists, with the guarantee of fine quality, selection, and service. From the beginning stages of planning to full execution, they go above and beyond for clients’ weddings. Whether you’re having a small, intimate wedding or event or you’re having a beautiful, extravagant affair, Glen Head Flower Shop has done it all and is ready to fulfill all your floral needs.

“We are best known for bringing visions to life and creating a day that encompasses the desires of both bride and groom. We are here every step of the way.”

— Alayna

Interested in a consultation with Glen Head Flower Shop? Let us know.

Spotlight on: Wyld NYC

Wyld is a floral design studio based in NYC.

  • Owner Lydia Andrien was featured on Good Morning America with Martha Stewart Weddings to showcase her floral talent during a popular wedding segment.
  • Whenever possible, Wyld uses locally grown and foraged seasonal blooms.
  • Flowers are chosen the day before each event to ensure long-lasting blooms. Perfect for sharing!

“Wyld is honored to be a part of the Bloomerent family, who is working hard to finally bring sustainability back to the event world!”

— Lydia Andrien, owner of Wyld

Wyld specializes in thoughtful, seasonal and natural arrangements for all types of events and works hard to be sure all of your design wishes are met with the best quality and utmost care. Their carefully selected blooms are arranged to showcase each flower and recreate the balance found in nature and they work with all budgets and styles to help you bring your dream to life. Lydia’s work has been featured in countless well-known wedding blogs, see a few of her features here, here and here.

Interested in a consultation with Wyld NYC? Let us know.

Spotlight on: Honeysuckle Flowers

Honeysuckle Flowers is a floral design studio in NYC.

A few facts about co-owners, Sam and Kathleen:

  • They met at a cafe in Brooklyn where they were both baristas.
  • Both shared a dream of providing an environmentally conscious, creative and easy method for distributing fresh cut flowers throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan.
  • They try to source blooms locally whenever possible.

With Kathleen’s degree in Horticulture and Sam’s background in art and media, these two make a powerful pair in the sense of floral care and style. Outside of event flowers, Honeysuckle BK promises a unique assortment of the freshest blooms right to your door every week, bi-weekly, or monthly. 

Interested in a consultation with Honeysuckle BK? Let us know.

Spotlight on: Allure Florals

Allure Floral Design is an NJ-based event floral design studio where unique style and service create perfection.

A few facts about owner, Irena Piven;

  • She is a premiere professional florist, wedding stylist, designer and artist with 10+ years of experience.
  • She hand selects her flowers and always offers personalized, creative styling and design ideas that set her ahead of the curve.
  • Irena’s bouquets and centerpieces are inspired by her client’s personalities and desires. 

Irena and her team are a great option for any bride, groom or event looking for great flowers with expert care and attention.

Interested in a consultation with Allure Florals? Let us know.