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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.

Our Favorite Wedding Flowers of 2015

wedding flowersIn 2015, Blossom Flower Shops was honored to provide the floral arrangements for many weddings. It was a great year, with every type of wedding – formal, rustic, vintage. We love wedding ceremonies, because the bouquets, centerpieces and décor are different every time. Whatever you envision, Blossom Flower Shops is here to help you to create the perfect ambiance for your day.

Outdoor weddings are always popular, and that was absolutely the case in 2015. From waterfront vistas to tents in a meadow, this part of the country offers a stunning backdrop for ceremonies and photos.

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These lavender roses and green mums make a romantic setting even more beautiful. This boathouse gazebo wedding utilized natural containers and lush greens to accentuate all the charm of a water side ceremony. This popular color palette is perfectly suited to outdoor weddings and events.

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Outdoor venues also lend themselves well to vintage style, crafty weddings. Another favorite celebration included old wooden doors and window panes as accent pieces to welcome guests into the venue; details of white trellis and antique bronze lanterns added an inviting ambiance. White and green hydrangea, red roses and natural greens provided floral elements throughout the setting.

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As we look forward to 2016 and all the new weddings on the horizon, we invite you to Blossom Flower Shops. We’d love to speak with you about your big day and help you design the perfect floral arrangements that will give your wedding the unique personal touch you’re looking for. We leave you with this photo of our red rose bouquets escaping from a T-Rex – definitely a wedding we won’t forget!

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Wedding Planning and Celebrations After Your New Year’s Engagement

new year's engagementThe magic and enchantment of New Year’s Eve is an incredible time for a marriage proposal, and couples all around the world get engaged on this very memorable night. From proposals in Times Square to engagements with nothing but the stars above, getting engaged on New Year’s Eve is an experience you’ll enjoy sharing over and over again.

Wedding Colors: Thoughts & Impressions

Your wedding is a reflection of your personality and style, and that’s why choosing your wedding colors is such an important task at the start of your wedding planning. Taking a look at the Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2016 is a great place to start if you’re interested in a wedding that features popular shades for the season.

The Pantone Color Institute releases a list of the colors they believe will influence fashion and style for the season. The colors of spring offer a beautiful range of hues from a subtle blue-green called “limpet shell” to a fiery red called “fiesta.” Imagine your wedding party wearing vivid sunset corsages in reds, oranges, and pinks.

If you plan to get married outside after the cold weather of winter has passed and the green of spring has arrived, you might choose to match your flowers to the landscape with lush green ferns in shades like “green flash” and yellow hydrangeas in shades like “buttercup.”

Savvy Wedding Color Tips

One piece of advice that you may want to follow as you start planning your nuptials regards the number of colors you’ll feature at your wedding. Even if you don’t have a great eye for matching colors, one of the easiest ways to make sure you have a beautiful wedding is to focus on one color.

Perhaps your favorite color is dark green. You might make forest green or pine green your primary color and ask your florist about shades to match. You might choose to include hints of yellow in your bouquets, which look beautiful with green, or you might go with a subtle approach with gray and ivory accents.

The dedicated florists of Blossom Flower Shops will help you plan every detail of your wedding flowers, and we’ll even help guide your decisions on color. Get expert advice on popular colors for the season, as well as gorgeous hues that will create a wedding that’s as idyllic or exciting as you can imagine.


Blossom Winter Weddings- Ivory and White

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Winter wedding décor is in a class all by itself. It is the only time of the year that we are likely to see reds and greens together; many people buck tradition entirely and create bright spring-like bouquets that will stand out dramatically against all the winter white.


But winter is also traditionally known for the utmost in elegance. Because of plunging temperatures, we often see the brides in a long luxurious fur; bridesmaids with elbow length satin gloves, or a dapper groom in a sophisticated black pea coat. Black and white weddings embrace the monochromatic nature of a winter landscape; and this year’s version of that palette is ivory and gray.


Although these winter hues may strike you as a bit commonplace at first, in reality grays and ivories can transcend their matte exterior to become shimmering colors that exude the beauty of ice crystals and snowy vistas. Kick off the event with frosted ivory invitations engraved with pencil gray calligraphy to welcome your guests; continue the theme through menus, place cards and table markers.   Pewter wine goblets and chargers will set off the single ivory bloom laying across every woman”s place setting; ice sculptures in the center of every table bring the outside in (but feel free to use crystal, illuminated by candlelight for a shimmering light source.


When considering your wedding flowers, vintage ivory or champagne roses, hydrangea and spider mums dusted with gray powder will evoke the feeling of a winter garden caught in a frost; eucalyptus leaves and some succulents come by the look naturally and add wonderful detail. Sprinkle your bouquets and centerpieces with small crystals or diamonds to create a winter shimmer, and don’t forget to illumine the room with hanging white icicle lights for an even more cohesive nod towards the winter y conditions outside. And before sending your guests back out into the elements, serve white hot chocolate in keep-sake engraved silver travel mugs to take with them as they go.


Winter is a unique time of year, and gives couples the chance to create a truly magical event. For more inspiration for traditionally elegant arrangements, bridal bouquets and winter centerpieces, come see us in our Yonkers or White Plains flower shops. Whatever your dream winter wedding looks like, Blossom’s expert florists and wedding planners are help to help.