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: Flowers by Stem

Flowers by Stem is a full-service floral design firm in Chicago, IL.

Flowers by stem is an event-only floral design firm for weddings and events in and around the Chicago area. Their belief is that flowers can inspire beautiful moments, whether it be a bouquet as unique as you are, or a vibrant centerpiece that captures the essence of your celebration. Flowers by Stem brings your vision to life using quality, seasonal flowers and loves creating innovative, one-of-a-kind experiences through their flowers and drawn closely from their client’s inspirations. Owner/Lead Designer Stephanie Stopka will work with you to deliver your vision using the highest quality flowers available.

Flowers by Stem is located in Chicago, IL and serves the surrounding area.

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

Spotlight on: Fern Studio

Fern Studio is an event florist in Columbia, South Carolina.

Fern Studio is a boutique floral & event design studio based in the heart of South Carolina. Their designs emphasize nature-inspired garden flowers and seasonal blooms. They take on a limited amount of weddings each year which allows them to offer completely custom designs and personalized service.

Owner Sarah Swinson Shell and her team were chosen as one of Martha Stewart Wedding’s Top 62 Floral Designers in the Country. Their work has been featured in the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, on the covers of Flower Magazine and Smitten Magazine, and in Weddings Unveiled, Magnolia Rouge, Carolina Bride, Southern Weddings, OnceWed, Style Me Pretty, Grey Likes Weddings, Wedding Chicks, Snippet and Ink, and others.

Fern Studio is located in Columbia, S.C. and services the surrounding areas. Most of their weddings are in the Carolinas, but they are available for travel and have flowered weddings from Costa Rica to California.

Click here to connect directly with their team for your 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.

Spotlight on: Flower Power L.A.

Flower Power L.A. is an event florist in Los Angeles, CA.

Flower Power Los Angeles is committed to making your vision a reality. Gretchen Durgan, owner of Flower Power L.A., has been involved in high-end floral design since 1999 and has worked on many television productions including 8 seasons of Friends (she was even on the team nominated for an Emmy for Monica and Chandler’s wedding), Veronica’s Closet, and movies — including designing all of the florals in the 30,000 square foot tent for the Enchanted premiere and experience. Offering everything from full service to select DIY opportunities, our goal is to make your experience phenomenal in every way. We source only the very best product from Organic local and urban farms as well as all over the world. For Gretchen and the Flower Power L.A. staff, the most important part of our job is to truly connect with our clients in order to create something totally unique. We look forward to talking to you more about your special event, private or corporate floral needs.

Flower Power is available from the South Bay to Santa Barbara including Palos Verdes, DTLA, Santa Monica, Malibu, Ventura, Santa Barbara, etc.

Click here to connect directly with Gretchen and her team for your event.

Spotlight on: Flowers by Geo

Flowers by Geo is an event florist in Chicago, IL.

Georgiana Tudosescu, owner of Flowers by Geo, started this business out of her sheer passion for flowers and what they stand for. There are few things in life that evoke emotions the ways flowers do, and for Geo and her team, flowers are nature’s poetry. They believe that each floral arrangement is unique and a work of art in its own, a collaboration between human inspiration and natural wonders. Thus, you will not find any pre-made bouquets ready for selling, but examples of previous works instead. This means that each finished work is tailored as well as possible to the needs and soul of the receiver. Geo has shamanistic amounts of imagination when it comes to crafting the flower arrangements, is a certified Ikebana florist and has a wide experience in making the most interesting floral arrangements.

Flowers by Geo is available in Chicago, IL, and the surrounding suburbs.

Click here to connect directly with Geo and her team for your event.

Spotlight on: Royal Services and Events

Royal Services and Events is an event florist and planner in Tampa, FL.

With 15 years of combined experience & expertise, co-owners Ashanti Lauren and Victoria King have the perfect team to execute and implement your vision and make it a reality. Ashanti and Lauren are certified wedding planners and florists, making them a one-stop shop for all of your event needs. Ashanti, the lead floral designer, has attended floral design classes internationally in order to bring new innovative styles and designs to the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. Their work has been in BRIDES, Tampa Bay Weddings, Marry Me Tampa Bay, Borrowed & Blue,

Royal Services and Events is available in Tampa and the surrounding areas, including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Sarasota and Tallahassee.

Click here to connect directly with their incredible team for your event.

Spotlight on: Turner Flowers

Turner Flowers is a full-service florist based in Ottawa, Kansas.

In 1936, Ralph Turner opened Turner Greenhouse on his farm near Ottawa. Over 80 years later, his family is still dedicated to providing your family with the nicest, freshest flowers and plants for any occasion. Turner Flowers is one of eastern Kansas’ premier wedding florists, providing services to nearly 100 brides each year.

Turner Flowers serves the Kansas City area, including Olathe, Overland Park, Paola, Louisburg, Spring Hill, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Topeka, Osage City, Melvern, Emporia, Garnett, Wellsville and Baldwin City. If you don’t see your area nearby, just ask them. They’re willing to travel!

Click here to connect directly with the Turner team for your wedding or event!