Real Bloomerent Weddings: Tamar & Jason

Tamar, a Bloomerent bride, shared her take on her customized flowers that were created to embody her personality for her July 2017 wedding at Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club. She worked with Bloomerent florist Faye & Renee to bring her elegant and romantic wedding vision to life.

We asked Tamar to answer a few questions about her wedding and planning process to give insight to all future brides and grooms. 

How did you find your florist?

I followed them on Instagram for awhile and was pleased to learn that they were a Bloomerent Florist. Soon after, Bloomerent connected us!

How did you hear about Bloomerent?

Danit, one of my bridesmaids and best friends!

Were you the first or second event?

First.

How did working with Bloomerent ease the traditional experience of choosing a florist?

Danit was very helpful during the initial florist search. She also gave me helpful tips and questions to ask my florist throughout the process.

Would you recommend Bloomerent to friends?

Yes, of course! I have already!

What was the inspiration/theme of your wedding?

Romantic and elegant.

How did your inspiration/theme influence your flowers?

I wanted to make sure that my flowers were classic but also me. I think the end result was exactly that. I feel when working with the right florist, who truly listens and understands your vision, like Faye & Renee did, anything is possible.

How was your experience working with your florist?

My experience with my florist was wonderful. Joanna was always willing to chat when needed. Anytime I had an idea or inspiration I wanted to share, she was readily available to provide a listening ear. It truly showed on the day of my wedding because she turned all of my floral dreams into a reality!

What was the highlight of your wedding?

It’s hard to pick one thing since the entire day was so incredible. However, the flowers definitely set the tone for my romantic and elegant theme. They were just perfect and made everything that much more magical.

What made you decide to be the First Event?

I have a type A personality and needed to plan every step of my wedding!








* all photos by Amy Little Photography 

Real Bloomerent Weddings: Tara & Max

Tara, a Bloomerent bride, talked about her August 2017 elegant and romantic garden-themed wedding at Paramount Country Club in New City, NY. She worked with Bloomerent florist Wyld to create the timeless, elegant outdoor and indoor garden setting she desired.

We asked Tara to answer a few questions about her wedding and planning process to give insight to all future brides and grooms.

How did you find your florist?

Through Bloomerent! I searched through several different Bloomerent recommended florists, but after speaking with Lydia from Wyld, it was a very easy decision. She completely understood the style I was going for, and was such a sweetheart.

How did you hear about Bloomerent?

My good friend, Danit Zamir, is the co-founder and co-CEO, so I’ve known about Bloomerent from the very beginning and couldn’t wait to use them for my wedding! 

Were you the first or second event?

First event.

How did working with Bloomerent ease the traditional experience of choosing a florist?

As many brides know, searching for wedding vendors can be overwhelming. There are so many different companies to choose from that it’s difficult to know where to begin and who to trust. What I love about Bloomerent is they’ve already done the vetting process for you. I was able to go off of their recommended list of trusted florists, and find the florist who was the best match for me. 

Would you recommend Bloomerent to friends?

Absolutely!

What was the inspiration/theme of your wedding?

Our wedding was garden inspired, and it was really important to me to keep everything romantic, elegant, and timeless.

How did your inspiration/theme influence your flowers?

With the goal of keeping things romantic, elegant, and timeless in mind, I opted for a neutral color palette for the flowers, with pops of greenery, and lots of candles. Our ceremony took place in an outdoor garden, but the reception was indoors. In order to keep the garden feeling alive, Lydia hung flowers and greenery from the chandeliers surrounding the dance floor. This was one of my favorite details!

How was your experience working with your florist?

Flawless! Lydia is one of my favorite vendors we worked with. Aside from being obviously talented, she was a complete pleasure to work with. I had lots of questions along the way, and was very particular about the details, and Lydia patiently answered every question and delivered on every detail.

What was the highlight of your wedding?

There were so many special moments that it’s hard to choose just one, but I would have to say the highlight of our wedding day was having our favorite people in the world in one room. We had family and friends travel from near and far, and the amount of love and joy that radiated in that room was inconceivable. I wish I could replay that feeling over and over again! 

What made you decide to be the First Event?

The creative/design aspect is something I really enjoy, so I knew I wanted to be the first event to have that experience. I also had a very specific color scheme and vision in mind for my flowers, so it was important for me to be able to have that control.

* all photos by Stephanie Sunderland.

Real Bloomerent Weddings: Emily & Kevin

Emily, a Bloomerent bride, talked about her casual but romantic July 2017 beach wedding at Gurney’s Montauk Resort. She worked with Bloomerent florist BloomBar to create a an ideal green scenery that evoked a romantic atmosphere.

We asked Emily to answer a few questions about her wedding and planning process to give insight to all future brides and grooms. 

How did you find your florist?

Through Instragram! I saw a wedding she did for a couple at The Surf Lodge in Montauk last year and loved what she did.

How did you hear about Bloomerent?

Through Julia! Once I started talking to her, she also suggested Carly at BloomBar!

Did you want to be the first or second event?

First.


Even though you didn’t share, would you recommend Bloomerent for finding a florist?

Absolutely!


Would you recommend Bloomerent to friends?

Yes!


What was the inspiration/theme of your wedding?

Casual Beach-Chic, hint of “romance”, I did not want it to look too casual or rustic


How did your inspiration/theme influence your flowers?

I was trying to get that look through mainly greenery with hints of white peonies and hyacinth (my two favorite flowers) which I was thinking could help make the look a bit more romantic and pretty.


How was your experience working with your florist?

She was by far the best vendor to work with.  I told everyone how much I loved her!! She made everything simple.  Any bride planning a wedding knows the gravity of that statement! When planning a wedding, it seems that every task can easily become overwhelming with choices, prices, deadlines, and pressure from vendors or from yourself to make it perfect.  Carly made this process seamless and immediately understood my aesthetic and overall vibe while taking into consideration my budget. LOVE her!!


What was the highlight of your wedding?

Probably my sisters and my dad’s speech.  There was nothing quite like it.

 


* all photos by Taylor Lenci

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.

Real Bloomerent Weddings: Jerra & Eric

Jerra, a Bloomerent bride, described her inspiration as Urban Chic meets Modern Art Deco for her March 2017 wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, NY. She worked with Bloomerent florist Wyld NYC and together with the owner, Lydia, conceptualized centerpieces with movement and whimsy to contrast against the modern environment.

We asked Jerra 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 was browsing Pinterest and came across an article about the various things you can rent for your wedding. Flowers and Bloomerent were one of the first things listed.

Did you find your florist through Bloomerent and were you the first or second event?

Yes I did and I was the first event. 

How did working with Bloomerent ease the traditional experience of choosing a florist?

I’m so grateful to live in a city like New York where the options are endless, but that can also be a bit daunting. I struggled to find the right place to start when looking for a florist and then once I did I was overwhelmed with options. Bloomerent had a curated list of florists that was previously vetted. It made the process of selecting the right florist simpler, easier, and faster.

Would you recommend Bloomerent to friends?

Absolutely – already have!

What was the inspiration/theme of your wedding?

Urban Chic meets Modern Art Deco. We fell in love with the bold patterned wallpaper, grand marble bars, geometric lines, urban garden, and industrial chic mixed with modern glamour vibe of our venue. We wanted to incorporate these elements into everything from our invitations to décor and attire, while still keeping things natural with whimsical flowers and materials like brass, copper, slate and stone.

We also wanted a more fun night that felt very “us” so we used rich colors and a lighthearted approach when writing stationery and selecting music, as opposed to anything too formal or romantic.

How did your inspiration/theme influence your flowers?

The wedding party attire and table decor were sleek and structured so I wanted the flowers to be the element that infused movement, texture and color. I also wanted a hint of whimsy so in addition to flowers we incorporated unique greenery and air plants, used bud vases in a variety of shapes and sizes, and asked that each arrangement be slightly different.

How was your experience working with your florist?

Fantastic! Lydia was so pleasant to work with and paid a lot of attention to the details. She is extremely talented and you can tell she takes pride in her work and wants everything to be perfect for her couples. She took my vision and executed it even better than I could have imagined.

How did you feel knowing that your flowers wouldn’t end up in the trash?

I hated the idea of spending a lot of money on something so beautiful that would be thrown away at the end of the night. I was very happy to know they would have a second life – that more people could enjoy them on another day.

What was the highlight of your wedding?

Pausing to sit at our sweetheart table and taking it all in. Looking around and seeing all our hard work in planning come to life with beautiful flowers, decor, music, etc. was amazing. Seeing all the smiling faces on friends and family having such a fun time really made it an extra special night. Singing at the top of my lungs to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” with said friends and family was also pretty epic.

What made you decide to be the First Event?

I’ve never been a big flower person, but as a creative director (my day job) with a fairly strong point of view when it comes to design, if I was going to have flowers at all I knew I wanted to be closely involved in the process. I wanted every stem to be special and unique, and understood that the negative space around the flowers was just as important as the actual bud, to ensure each flower was beautifully featured. I worked closely with Lydia on the types of flowers, colors and shapes of the arrangements to get everything perfect. I knew I wouldn’t have the opportunity for that level of involvement as the second event.

Real Bloomerent Weddings: Kate & Dave

Kate, a Bloomerent bride, worked with Bloomerent florist Larkspur Botanicals for her August 2016 wedding at The Terrace at Biagio’s in Paramus, NJ. Together Kate and Lindsey, owner of Larkspur Botanicals, used candles and low arrangements filled with hydrangea, Cafe Au Lait Dahlias and David Austin Garden Roses to create a soft and intimate setting for her guests (below).  

We asked Kate to answer a few questions about her wedding and planning process to give insight to all future brides and grooms. 

How did you find your florist?

Bloomerent generously helped match me with a florist who was eco-friendly. After I heard about the “ick” factor that goes along with expensive flowers being thrown in the trash after extravagant weddings, I knew I had to work with an eco-friendly florist, even if I couldn’t share my flowers afterward.

Were you the first or second event? 

First.

How did working with Bloomerent ease the traditional experience of choosing a florist? 

Working with Bloomerent took all the guesswork and anxiety out of choosing a florist. I knew once Bloomerent helped me find an eco-friendly florist that was also set up to share with Bloomerent I would be in great hands.

What was the inspiration/theme of your wedding? 

We wanted to create an intimate setting but also have a huge dance party. We didn’t want anything too showy or over the top, and quite honestly, we invested almost our entire budget into the venue and the band. We knew the food and music would be the most memorable attributes! Flowers were not at the top of my list to spend money on.

How did your inspiration/theme influence your flowers? 

I envisioned short, light pink arrangements on the tables surrounded by candles to create a soft, intimate vibe.

“Kate’s wedding was glam but fun! We went with beautiful blush and cream textures of locally sourced, summery flowers, like swoon-worthy Cafe Au Lait Dahlias paired with timeless elegant touches of David Austin Garden Roses in golden compote vessels composed in a free flowing, romantic manner. Classy without being stuffy.”

— Lindsey, owner of Larkspur Botanicals

How was your experience working with your florist? 

Lindsey and her team at Larkspur were conscious of my budget and didn’t show me anything outside of that. She never tried to upsell me on anything either, which was a welcome breath of fresh air while planning a wedding! Lindsey took my elementary knowledge of flowers (ie: “ummm, pink ones”) and made my vision come to life. She sourced gold compote vessels for my centerpieces that were perfect. We also made the decision to move our ceremony indoors the morning of our wedding due to extreme August heat/humidity. Lindsey and her team quickly sprung into action and brought an arch to the venue to hang flowers on and to get married under! All the while, Lindsey was 7 months pregnant!

How did you feel knowing that your flowers wouldn’t end up in the trash? 

It was such a satisfying feeling knowing I was being as eco-conscious as possible for the wedding flowers. I would have felt empty and sad knowing beautiful flowers were getting thrown away after only a few hours of being enjoyed.

What was the highlight of your wedding? 

The highlight of my wedding was that I arranged with the band to join them for my favorite song “Good Feelin” by Flo Rida and do all the rap parts solo with their microphone! I felt like I waited my whole life for that moment.

What made you decide to be the First Event? 

I was not dead set on being the First Event, I was open to being First or Second. Bloomerent did not have an event on my weekend available for me to be the Second Event, so I ended up being First. Bloomerent worked tirelessly up until a few days before my wedding to find a Second Event to share my centerpieces!

Would you recommend Bloomerent to friends?

Without a doubt.

Real Bloomerent Weddings: Amaira & Suleman

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.

“Amaira’s wedding inspiration was a soft palette with light and airy greens alongside pinks and ivory blooms. She loves ranunculus, so we paired it with lisianthus and spray roses in gold julep vases. She made a gradient backdrop of pink and white carnations for the ceremony.””

— Lydia, owner of Wyld NYC

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.