Wedding Colors to Expect in 2017

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Each year, the Pantone Color Institute reveals its list of the top 10 color trends for the upcoming season. These color recommendations are anticipated for those researching fashion, accessories, and even home decor – but are especially of interest to those planning a wedding. If you are going to be married and are deciding on color schemes for dresses, flowers, and venue decor, here is a list of the wedding colors for 2017, according to the experts. When choosing flowers in one of these color palettes, the professionals at Blossom Flower Shops are ready to assist.

The most neutral color on the list is Hazelnut, an earthy and organic tone that had hints of dusty rose, reminiscent of one of the top colors of 2016.
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Proposal Ideas to Inspire You

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The month of December sees more couples get engaged than any other time, and so the wedding experts at Blossom Flower Shops have been inspired to share some proposal ideas with you. If you are planning to pop the question soon, we hope these ideas will give you the start you need to come up with the perfect way to ask your true love for their hand in marriage. Extravagant or intimate, you will look back on this day for the rest of your life – let us help you to make it beautiful!
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Wedding Extras and Details

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From the biggest detail to the smallest, you’ve got a lot of decisions to make when planning a wedding. Although the bridal bouquets and the centerpieces will get much of the attention, there are hundreds of opportunities throughout the ceremony and reception to incorporate fun, unique and personal wedding details that will make your day just that much more special.
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Wedding Trends – Metallic Accents

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Once considered a trend, metallic accents have been established as one of the most popular ways to embellish and brighten up any wedding. From brushed pewter candlesticks to gold photo frames, metallics go well with any time of flowers and every color scheme. If you are looking for a floral designer to create amazing bridal bouquets and reception decor, look to Blossom Flower Shops. If you are looking for unique and beautiful ways to enhance your ambiance, look to gold and silver. Continue reading

Extraordinary Wedding Orchids

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Beautiful flowers have a way of turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, and that is at no time more true than when choosing the right wedding flowers for your special day. Your flowers showcase your personal flair and style; from elegant to romantic, the possibilities are truly endless. But floral experts know that some flowers rise above the rest in terms of desirability, and the orchid is at the top of that list. Whether using the orchid to create the most extravagant of bouquets, or to grace the most minute of details, orchids add unparalleled beauty and sophistication.

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The dendrobium, cymbidium, and phalaenopsis orchids each have a distinct aesthetic and there are hundreds of possibilities when it comes to designing wedding arrangements. The flower occurs in a vast array of colors and styles, with petals that can be monochromatic, gradient in hue, or exhibiting spectacular vibrant patterns.  The most popular wedding orchids in 2016 include the striking green cymbidium, seen above, which comprises this amazing and contemporary bridal bouquet when paired with romantic pastel roses and hydrangrea.  In comparison, this demure white orchid corsage exhibits a quiet and classic sophistication.

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Wedding orchids include all elements of the day – meaning that orchids make gorgeous hairpins, debonair boutonnieres, delicate place setting decor or unique cake embellishments. From the moment the bride emerges on the aisle with her gorgeous orchid bouquet until your guests admire the dramatic centerpiece at the reception – the orchid makes any ordinary venue extraordinary.

With so many choices, how do you decide? Start by making an appointment with the wedding designers at Blossom Flower Shops, who have helped hundreds of Yonkers and White Plains brides to create the floral designs of their dreams.


Holiday Wedding Planning in July

holiday weddingAh, summertime. We love to sit back and relax and enjoy the long lazy days.

But wait – if you are planning to be married this winter, now is the time to finalize all your important decisions to pull off your perfect holiday wedding. According to the experts, a couple should begin the wedding planning process at least 6-8 months before the big day. So, if you haven’t already begun, July is the perfect time to start thinking about creating a winter wonderland for your big day.

When choosing your venue, ask them what types of holiday décor they traditionally have up during that time. Often, churches, hotels, and public spaces outfit their property with festive Christmas decor, and understanding what that may be is important for two reasons. First, if the venue is going to be furnishing the area with lights, holiday trees and poinsettias, you may be able to utilize some of their decorations and not have to worry about providing your own. Secondly, knowing the ambiance they display during the holiday season will help you to coordinate better and ensure that your color palette and theme do not clash with the venue. Once you have decided on the venue, the bridal party, and the color scheme, it is time to call the wedding planners at Blossom Flower Shops.

holiday weddingOur floral designers have a passion for creating stunning floral works of art; and for your holiday wedding, we have inspiration born from years of experience. During the winter season, red and white are the most popular colors; and incorporating these into your bouquets and centerpieces will result in a classic holiday look, especially if paired with evergreen boughs. We also like to play with natural elements such as holly berries and pine cones, which add to the seasonal celebration. Deliver warm feelings to the event with an abundance of candles, and add shimmering reflections with ornaments and strands of crystals. You may even wish to hang a little mistletoe. It is, after all, a most romantic occasion.

The wedding coordinators at Blossom Flower Shops look forward to speaking with you about your Christmas wedding – but don’t delay in making an appointment! Christmas will be here before you know it.

Choosing the Right Floral Designer for Your Wedding

wedding tipsWhen it comes right down to it, it is all about relationship.

When we collaborate with others, creativity flows and dreams get realized. When it comes to your wedding, any reputable Yonkers area florist can supply you with the flowers you ask for, and most will do so within the same basic budget and level of professionalism. But Carly Anechiarico, professional wedding consultant at Blossom Flower Shops, sees her job as far more than providing the bride and groom with flowers.

“I think the best way to choose a florist for your wedding is to connect with the designer.”, Carly says. “Without that connection, it is difficult to achieve the vision of your wedding to the extent you have imagined it.” In fact, bringing your dream wedding to life is exactly what Carly and the team of professional floral designers at Blossom are committed to. A professional designer is more than a florist; they are an artist; one who can recommend the best flowers for a summer wedding, or the perfect flower to substitute for that bloom that may be out of your budget’s reach and still attain the same effect. In the summer it is especially important to have an intimate knowledge of seasonal flower options that can hold up in the heat, outlasting the last strains of music.

You may know that you want roses, dahlias or hydrangea in your bouquets and arrangements – but a floral designer will know the perfect blooms to accentuate, add texture and provide vibrant, long lasting beauty – like calla lilies, orchids, and succulents. Once the perfect flowers have been identified, the floral designer gets to work, creating custom, one of a kind flowers just for you – achieving the exact look and feel you were hoping for. Your wedding arrangements, centerpieces, and bouquets are some of the most visibly prominent elements of your wedding day – don’t trust them to the florist who won the low-cost bidding war.

Trust the team that is committed to making sure that your wedding day is perfect by design. With an artist’s touch and professional passion for her work, Carly says “You get what you pay for, really”. Make sure every dollar you spend on your flowers is well spent, and beautifully executed – speak with the experts at Blossom Flower Shops today.

The Many Jobs of the Mother of the Bride

mother of the brideFrom the moment we came into her world, Mom has been putting our interests before her own. Since she is the person we often trust the most, it is fitting that she would be the go-to contact to make sure that the wedding planning process and ceremony as a whole go smoothly.

Traditionally, the mother of the bride took charge because – after all – she and her husband were probably paying for the event. These days that may or may not be the case, but there are still many ways that Mom is expected to help out. Her main responsibility is to assist with the plans while keeping the style and vision of the bride-to-be in mind.

The mother-of-the-bride will customarily assume responsibilities such as compiling the guest list, sending out invitations and managing responses, setting up hotel reservations for out of town guests and maintaining communication with vendors. At Blossom Flower Shops, we have contributed to countless beautiful Westchester County and New York area weddings, and worked with many mothers who have assisted with a passion that only a mother can exhibit.

Depending on your culture and background, Moms may play a different role in the ceremony. In the Christian tradition, mothers are escorted to the front pew and seated just before the ceremony begins; conversely, they are escorted out as soon as the wedding party leaves, indicating her status as guest of honor. In the Jewish wedding ceremony, both the father and mother of the bride walk their daughter down the aisle together. There are many other family traditions that your mother can bring to the ceremony – from cherished heirlooms to meaningful readings; your mother is often the keeper of the traditions in the family.

From the bridal bouquets to the reception centerpieces, Blossom Flower Shops is here to bring the wedding of your dreams to life through flowers. Your Mother is there to be your right-hand helper and your shoulder to lean on – just like she always has. We look forward to meeting you both.

Strange Wedding Traditions and Where They Come From

wedding traditionsFrom the day of the proposal to the walk down the aisle, weddings are completely wrapped in tradition and ritual that stems from one’s culture, faith and family. While some couples strive to create a wedding that is out of the box, so many of the accepted elements of a wedding are actually ancient rituals that we are not even aware of.


Getting engaged has become a source of entertainment, with more and more extravagant videos trending on YouTube and social media. Proposing to that special someone is increasingly losing the ambiance of a quiet and intimate occasion. In a previous time and culture, however, proposing to a woman was much simpler. A hawthorn branch would be placed on her doorstep of on the first of May; if she left the branch outside the door, it would be considered an acceptance. In this ritual, the man and woman didn’t even see each other face to face until after the engagement was established.



In today’s culture, the idea of selecting the perfect white dress is a process that most girls dream of from they time they are little. Until the last century or so, however, the idea of purchasing a new gown was unheard of; brides would simply choose from their own wardrobe. No matter the color, the bride’s very best dress would be her wedding gown. Even before the traditional white dress was popular, it was considered tasteless to wear the same color as the bride, as she is meant to be the center of attention and truly stand out.


As we look back throughout history, it is amazing to see the traditions that have persisted and those that have diminished. Whether you are choosing to create a ceremony rich in old-fashioned aspects or are trying to change up the status quo, the professional florists at Blossom Flower Shops are eager to create stunning bouquets, centerpieces, and altar arrangements just for you.

Blossom Flower Shops -Summer Wedding Flowers

summer weddingsWhen planning your outdoor summer wedding, there are unique weather challenges due to higher heat and humidity present this time of year. But there is nothing to fear – experts tell us there are beautiful ways to celebrate in style in this season. When booking an outdoor wedding event, your venue immediately includes nature; by adding the right florals you can accentuate the surroundings. Orchids, lilies roses are all classic favorites of florists for their ability to withstand summer heat; make sure they are in containers with plenty of water to prevent wilting.

summer weddings

Bold and energetic color choices are a huge summer trend this year. Move out of the way, subtle pastels! Summer gives opportunity to experiment with more daring hues when planning wedding ceremonies and receptions. Flaunt your own personal style by adding pops of color through your floral arrangements – Blossom Flower Shop’s talented designers have years of experience creating unique bouquets that merge traditional styles with the use of vibrant color schemes. Remember, it will be hot out – so keep vases of water handy to place bouquets in during “down-times” – between photos, or between the ceremony and the reception.

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Expert Tip: If your outdoor venue does not have a shaded area for guests, consider a tent draped in hardy greenery like olive branches and eucalyptus. It will be a beautiful addition that will keep guests refreshed!

summer weddings

Blossom’s professional florists have a passion for designing one of a kind floral arrangements that accentuate your personal style, while displaying the most popular wedding trends. This summer, make us a part of your wedding – we’re ready for your call.