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Add Chrysanthemums to Your Bridal Bouquet

chrysanthemumPerfect for a wedding any time of the year, but especially taking place in autumn, chrysanthemums are the quintessential fall flower. Though they are known for their blooms featuring autumn-inspired colors like blazing red, fiery orange, and golden yellow, chrysanthemums actually bloom in almost every color of the rainbow in nearly every shade and combination imaginable. Available in hues ranging from light peach, vibrant green, and deep purple to wedding white and gold, violet blue, and hot pink with white tipped petals, you can be sure a variety or two of chrysanthemums are available to complement your wedding theme’s colors. In addition to the wide variety of petal colors, the various shapes and sizes of the blooms make them a perfect choice for bridal bouquets. Chrysanthemum heads range from small to large and feature blooms of hundreds of petals which can be button-like, daisy-like, or even like large feathery pompons akin to the dahlia in appearance.

The chrysanthemum’s great variety creates endless bridal bouquet possibilities. Chrysanthemums can be used to arrange traditional bridal bouquets like cascading and hand tied arrangements in addition to tightly arranged nosegay and modern bouquets to complement an elegant, whimsical, casual, or formal wedding. Used alone or in tandem with other types of flowers, chrysanthemums provide brides with dynamic, modern bouquets in their favorite colors from pristine white to deep crimson to complement their white dresses and carry down the aisle.

At Blossom Flower Shops, our professional florists specialize in floral decor for weddings. We can help you incorporate chrysanthemums into timeless floral arrangements for your wedding day. Used alone or paired with almost any flower like roses, lilies, daisies, or carnations, chrysanthemums make the perfect addition to any fall wedding floral arrangement from bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres to centerpieces, floral accents, and aisle treatments. Our florists look forward to sprinkling your wedding day with beautiful floral memories.


Blossom Flower Vintage Weddings

vintage weddingAlthough vintage weddings are always popular, they can take many forms. Vintage refers to anything from a different generation, whether a few decades or 100 years ago. So whether you’d like to channel the classic style of Jackie Kennedy in the 60’s, or capture the crazy party style of the roaring 20’s, a vintage wedding is anything but predictable.


At its heart, a vintage wedding is elegantly wistful, remembering and celebrating a simpler time. It I the partnering of memories and new life, in a celebration as romantic as the day itself. Antique white, champagne and blush flowers such as roses and lilies make traditional wedding bouquets that exude vintage vibes; adding accents of classic pearls is a sophisticated touch.

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The vintage in your wedding is evident not only in floral arrangements, but the style of dress, the décor and the venue can all lend to a sense of tradition and legacy. Outdoor weddings can be surprisingly vintage, hearkening to a time before chic wedding halls and colored lights. After an outdoor ceremony draped in luxurious dahlias or hydrangea, strings of Edison lights or rows of candle lanterns can create a romantic, natural garden atmosphere.



To add the final touches on your vintage day, consider asking the older women in your family to look through their closets. Antique lace tablecloths for the gift or head tables; a mother-of-pearl cameo brooch or strings of pearls an all create traditional accents sure to make your day memorable.


Come into Blossom Flower Shop in Yonkers or White Plains, and discuss your wedding with one of our expert wedding consultants. No matter the mood, theme or desired ambiance – we have the bouquets, centerpieces, aisle flowers and ideas that are sure to make a lasting impression.

How to Add Greenery to Your Wedding

The decision to get married is an incredibly important one. After deciding to get married, you start to think about the kind of wedding you want to have. You want the wedding to reflect your individuality, personality and the things that mean the most to you as a couple.

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Finding a wedding planner and wedding consultants is challenging. The people you work with should understand that every couple is unique, and their wedding décor and other details must reflect that individuality. At Blossom Flower Shops, our consultants will always focus on your vision, making sure that on that all-important day, no detail is overlooked, and the entire day exceeds your wildest expectations.

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We like to share floral decorating suggestions in the hope that by doing so, we inspire our couples or give them ideas that they might want to incorporate into their overall wedding design. One of the hottest trends in wedding décor for 2015 involves the use of greenery. We think there are countless ways to incorporate greenery into weddings, so we’re sharing a few examples.


Embrace Greenery for Your Ceremony

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Many couples choose to have their ceremony at an outdoor venue where the sounds and sights of nature come together for a unique and often breathtaking panorama – as long as the weather cooperates. If you are thinking about getting married at a place where you’re surrounded by nature’s greenery, let that inspire you in your floral décor for the ceremony.

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Create a special ceremony space under an arbor, Chuppah, or gazebo. Cover the top with green hydrangeas, eucalyptus leaves, seeded eucalyptus, and other and weave the flowers together with willow twigs. You can have green vines in different shades and textures cascade down the supports. Flank the ceremony space with pillars that are topped with huge planters filled with ferns. You’ll get an elegant, sophisticated, dramatic, and truly unique look for your ceremony venue.


Use Green for Your Cocktail Hour

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Don’t overlook the cocktail hour. The floral décor you choose for that space is just as important as the flowers everywhere else. It sets the stage for what people will expect to see at the reception. When your flower arrangements at the cocktail hour are unusual and creative, your guests will expect to see the same when they enter the reception area.

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Go for something that continues to use the theme of greenery. A bubble bowl filled with Roses and Limes is super appropriate because the bowl is small enough that it won’t overpower the tables. Your guests will get a kick out of your creativity, and the use of limes is very appropriate, but unexpected.


Romance in Pink Weddings

When it come to classically romantic weddings, the color pink immediately comes to mind. From the innocence of blush rose petals to the passion of a deep pink cascading bridal bouquet, the shades and nuances of the pink shade can define the emotion of your wedding day. Elegant pink and ivory roses create this dreamy and nostalgic arrangement which will add a touch of grace to any ceremony. From color palette to design, this bouquet exudes love and adoration.

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Whatever your chosen venue, pink accents placed throughout will weave that sense of romance into every aspect of the décor. Candles illuminating a welcome table strewn with blossoms ensures a warm entrance to your event, and can be coordinated with centerpieces, lighting elements and a sophisticated dessert table – heavily frosted with pink icing, of course.

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Some of the most popular blooms used in classic weddings include lush and lavish peonies, whimsically colorful tulips, and graceful, opulent lilies and roses. From aisle flowers to bridesmaid bouquets, creating combinations of pink, white and ivory blossoms is a sure way to blanket your venue with a romantic aura. If you need ideas or advice, the expert florists at Blossom Flower Shops are ready to help.

Browse our gallery for photos of past events sure to provide inspiration, then give us a call. Throughout Westchester County and the surrounding areas, we are confident that your wedding will be beautiful; with the bouquets, corsages, arrangements and floral accents available from our Yonkers or White Plains flower shops.

Choosing the Perfect Flowers for Your Fall Wedding

Fall WeddingA fall wedding brings to mind vibrant autumn leaves in shades of orange, yellow, and red. Will your fall wedding flowers from Blossom Flower Shops resemble the beauty of the season or will you go with this year’s trendy shades like deep purple, ivory, and blush pink?

See What’s Trending for Fall Weddings

Each season brings new, beautiful trends, and wedding planners seem to come up with the most exquisite and extraordinary color combinations. The colors for your fall wedding can evoke any feeling you want. One interesting trend is the appearance of copper in the décor of fall weddings.

Brides will use copper print on their invitations and guests will see copper décor at the wedding in the form of candlesticks, cutlery, and other accents. Copper is a perfect choice for rustic weddings that feel a little outdoorsy and close to nature.

Cascading bouquets in colors like red wine, light lavender, and ivory are beautiful when paired with copper accents. You may think about adding Moroccan lanterns or using classic floating candles for your centerpieces. Floating candles make it easy for your guests to see one another across the table! You can also use a copper colored glass candle holder and decorate it with seasonal flowers!

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Warm and Inviting Fall Wedding Flowers

Is your wedding going to feature just a few close friends and family? If you’ve chosen fall for your wedding date, you’re in luck because classic fall flowers and colors are wonderfully inviting for a small, cozy ceremony and reception.

If your wedding is just outside of summer in September, you might think about getting some of the last sunflowers of the season and pairing them with some soft orange roses. Orange gerbera daisies are also a bright fall addition to your wedding flowers.

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For a subtler approach to your wedding that still takes advantage of the beautiful colors of fall, simply change your flowers to pastels. For example, instead of bright orange lilies, you might think about peach or even white. Switch your magentas to blush and your mauves to pink flowers.

Tip: Place your flowers in rustic baskets for a casual-dress wedding or in elegant glass vases for a formal wedding.

Whether you’re designing a formal wedding in the golden hues of autumn or you’re hosting a rustic reception in your own backyard, fall offers a wealth of beautiful flowers from which to choose, as well as designs that run the gamut from delicate to bucolic.

Five Trends for Outdoor Weddings

outdoor weddingThe peak season for outdoor weddings lies ahead, and with endless possibilities, ranging from casual to elegant, you can ensure your wedding’s theme fits you and your fiancé’s personalities, creating a day of memories you will cherish forever. The following five outdoor wedding trends will have you ready to take your wedding out of the reception hall and into the great outdoors.

Rustic – Think of the romance of the wild west, cowboys riding into the sunset. Usually set on a ranch or in a picturesque barn, rustic weddings incorporate distressed leather, antler motifs, hay bale seating, and cocktails sipped from copper mugs. Like the old west, keep your floral arrangements wild with flowers like lupine, sunflower, and primrose. Though this theme takes place in a casual setting, elevated details like leather accents and oil lamps will keep the atmosphere special and elegant.

Beach – Set your wedding next to the water and incorporate the theme throughout with anchors, starfish, and breezy linens. If there’s sand, hand out flip flops as wedding favors.

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Bohemian – Capture the mood of your favorite music festivals and artwork with a modern take on the bohemian wedding. Use lanterns, feather accents, and casual language on invitations to maintain a relaxed vibe for this outdoor wedding theme. Hang floral arrangements from trees using woven macrame planters and an empty frame to create a makeshift “photo booth”. Ditch the traditional veil for a floral crown and ask your bridesmaids to wear mismatched dresses. For the groomsmen, suspenders are a must and bow ties will bring their look up a notch.

Afternoon Tea – Inspired by the British tradition, this outdoor theme creates a sophisticated, romantic atmosphere. Make your wedding into a garden party with tea sets at each table, large billowing floral arrangements, and a pastel color palette. At the dessert table, include an array of tea cakes, macaroons, and other pretty confections to pair with a variety of tea and pretty cocktails.

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Picnic – An outdoor wedding with a picnic theme is all fun and relaxation. Include picnic baskets and seating with cute pillows. For this theme, yellow and white daisies hit the right note, picnic table style seating, and plenty of backyard games.

No matter your wedding’s theme, Blossom Flower’s expert florists will provide you with the perfect floral elements to pull off the perfect outdoor wedding.


Planning Your Bridal Shower Flowers

shutterstock_150361421Traditionally, the bridal shower is a time for the bride to be treated to a special party courtesy of her friends and family, but some modern brides are actually planning their own showers alongside their best friends.

Sometimes a bridal shower might be something grand like a dinner at a banquet hall. Other bridal showers might happen in a backyard, like a little garden party among friends.

Flowers are one feature you’ll want to plan for the bridal shower whether you’re the bride planning her own party, or you’re the bride’s best friend and are looking to surprise her with something fun and beautiful.

Cool and Trendy Flower Ideas

One of the easiest ways to choose flowers for the bridal shower is to think about flowers that match the ceremony. Has the bride chosen to plan a beautiful white wedding? Fill the bridal shower with arrangements of white roses. Or, if the bride is a little less formal in her arrangements, something Boho chic like white daisies are also a beautiful choice for bridal shower flowers.

One fun idea for bridal shower flowers is to let everyone wear them at the party. Seeing a beautiful vase of roses on each table adds some class and elegance to the gathering, but it’s also fun to think about how those roses might look in each guest’s hair.

Consider This: Want a beautiful and unforgettable party favor for the bridal shower? Have each guest make floral garlands to put in another guest’s hair. It’s a beautiful and fun activity for any bridal shower, particularly if you’re not into the silly gags usually featured at bridal showers.


Choosing Flowers for the Shower

There aren’t any particular rules you need to follow for choosing flowers for the bridal shower, but an easy way to choose the right flowers is to think about the location where the shower will be held and choose accordingly.

For example, if you’re holding the bridal shower in a backyard with a garden party theme, you might think about arrangements full of wildflowers and a lively mixture of a half-dozen types of flowers. On the other hand, if the party is to take place indoors in a formal setting, you can never go wrong with classic flowers like roses.

No matter who plans the bridal shower flowers, make sure to make a call in advance to order the flowers so you can make sure the flowers you want are available. Planning is particularly important if you’re looking at a summer wedding and a spring or early summer bridal shower.

Upcoming Summer Wedding Trends

shutterstock_143579107The approach of spring signals the start of wedding season. Some wedding traditions are so classic that they’ll never go out of style. Since a wedding represents the start of a new life journey for couples, we think this brand-new adventure should embrace fresh trends – beginning with the wedding. Here at Blossom Weddings, we’re always on the lookout for modern trends to use in the floral designs we create for couples who come to us in search of flowers for the most important day of their lives.

We hope that some of the ideas we’ve come up with to incorporate the 2015 trends into different styles of bridal décor will inspire couples and help them come up with ideas for ceremony, reception, and bridal party floral arrangements for their summer wedding.

Look to Nature for Inspiration

One of the hottest new trends for 2015 is the use of natural elements in floral décor. We’ve taken that concept and created a unique but edgy arrangement that is the perfect accent for the cocktail hour. We call it Peony in Limes. We took a simple clear bubble glass and filled the bottom with sliced limes. We added pale pink peonies that are just starting to open. The result is a real show stopper that’s simple, but elegant.

Incorporate Vintage Elements

Couples are drawing inspiration from vintage fashion and trends. Even if a bride doesn’t wear grandma’s wedding dress or veil, or have any special family heirlooms to use as “something old,” there are still ways to embrace vintage styles or ideas. One super trendy and very beautiful way to take an old-fashioned idea and turn it into something modern, fun, and whimsical is by choosing a nosegay style of bridal bouquet.

A nosegay is just a tight round, mounded cluster of flowers. If you’ve ever heard of a tussie-mussie, then you know what a nosegay is. You can choose any color or type of flower you want. The beauty of this type of bridal bouquet is its versatility. It works with any wedding theme, and it’s suited to any location.

Bling is another important new trend for 2015. You can add bling to your floral décor in many ways. For bridal bouquets, corsages or boutonnieres, add jeweled accents or crystals. For the reception décor, use crystals and hang them from eco-inspired branches to create a truly elegant, and regal setting.

Crystal wrapped bouquet

Crystal wrapped bouquet


Stargazer Lily, the Perfect Wedding Flower

shutterstock_171266801Lilies have long symbolized chastity and virtue, which made them a popular addition to an old fashioned or traditional wedding. While looking for modern options for wedding flowers, however, today’s brides have started using bright pink stargazer lilies for the ideal combination of contemporary love and time-honored devotion.

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The name of the stargazer lily is entirely appropriate since it’s difficult to take your eyes off this beautiful flower when someone brings it into a room or a bride walks down the aisle with stargazers in her bouquet.

Recently developed in the 1970s, stargazer lilies were named because of the way they look up at the sky when they open. In addition to their bright and joyful persona, stargazer lilies also smell like heaven as a result of the plant breeder’s efforts to combine the fragrance of the Asiatic lily and the look of the Oriental lily.

Although pink stargazers are a vivid addition to your wedding, you don’t necessarily need to focus upon pink as your primary color. In fact, pink stargazers look lovely with décor in colors like blue, pale yellow, and orange. Think of the stunning combination of orange tiger lilies and pink stargazer lilies for your wedding bouquet.

IMG5875-14081910023Beautiful Pairings for Stargazer Lilies

Depending upon your color scheme, you can choose almost any traditional wedding flower for inclusion in your bouquets, table arrangements, sprays, and other flower displays. If you’ve decided on a pink wedding, your stargazers will look at home in arrangements with classic gerbera daisies, carnations, and roses.

Or you can try pairing it with roses and hydrangea in a beautiful, large centerpiece.

If you’re interested in getting a little more adventurous with your flowers, you may also consider using orchids with your lilies. Something about the striking architecture of these two flowers allows them to set one another off beautifully, particularly when used in cascade bouquets.

The Perfect Flower for a Contemporary Wedding

If you want to create a minimalist and contemporary look for your wedding, you may think about using only stargazer lilies in very simple arrangements. They look fashionable and chic when allowed to float in round bowls of water, and they look elegant with their long stems placed in soaring vases.

Stargazer lilies are a versatile addition to your wedding flowers whether they’re your premier bloom, or they’re part of a lovely bouquet of different orchids, roses, and carnations.


Red Wedding Decorations

Every month has thumbnail 4.59.56 PMa representative color, and January’s color is red. The word red immediately conjures up mental images of passion, intensity, and a reminder that it is also the color that symbolizes heart health.

While a read heart may not appeal to everyone as a theme for a wedding, there are many unique, traditional and unexpected concepts that any couple can choose as the theme for their wedding. The trick is to incorporate red into that theme and decorating scheme in a way that goes beyond the obvious.

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Think about some gorgeous precious gems. Rubies are spectacularly beautiful, garnets are equally gorgeous, and emeralds, amethysts, tourmaline, aquamarine, even diamonds are all incredibly elegant and would work very well as the colors for a wedding based on sheer glam and glitz.

To avoid the obvious, consider using red crystals. You can use these in your ceremony décor, including the flower arrangements, the jewelry the bridal party wears, or by glamming up belts they add to their dresses. You can also string crystals so they hang over the ceremony area, or along the aisle for the ceremony. If you add those crystals to the reception or cocktail space, they will cast a beautiful reflection off some dramatic lighting.

Play up the red by using it in your lighting. Soft red lighting can create a dramatic, but romantic setting for the reception area.

Use Red on Tables

The obvious way to use red would be in the table linen, but doing the obvious and expected isn’t going to turn the wedding into something uniquely your own. If you don’t want to overdo it with the red, use splashes of it. Instead of using gold or silver chargers under the plates, use red ones. Instead of using traditional plates, consider using plates that have a red border or red design around the perimeter or in the center. Use napkin rings that are lacy red metal.

If you want to have candles on your tables, use red ones. You can even use red votive or tea light candles to add a touch of red without going overboard. Create red shadows on your tables by adding red glass to your tall floral centerpieces that may or may not include red flowers. If you want some red in your centerpieces, add bling red accents that will shine or cast a red reflection onto the table with creative lighting.

There is no limit to the way you can add red to your wedding décor. Everyone at Blossom Weddings wants to help you create the most spectacular wedding you could ever imagine – one that surpasses anything you could have imagined in your wildest dreams. We’re ready to help you turn your ideas into a spectacular event that everyone will remember for many years.

Now is the time for the biggest high school dance of the year at all Atlanta high schools.

That means it’s time to start shopping for and ordering prom flowers, such as prom corsages and prom boutonnieres.

Here are some of the prom flowers we have in our Atlanta flower shop and through our website with matching prom boutonnieres also available:


This prom corsage features a purple phalaenopsis orchid with green hypericum berries. The wristlet has a sheer ribbon and offers diamond-looking studs.


This is one of our most popular wrist corsages for prom. It has medium pink sweetheart roses, sheer ribbon, and abundant floral greenery.


Another popular prom wrist corsage is this one with a pink cymbidium orchid, pink waxflower, and sheer pink ribbon.


This luxurious prom corsage for the wrist has purple dendrobium orchids and lavender spray roses along with rhinestones. It is displayed on our keepsake diamond-styled “Rock Candy” wristlet.


This is a unique and fun prom corsage with a tropical twist. It showcases a purple phalaenopsis orchid, birds of paradise, and hypericum berries along with sheer ribbons.


This stunning wrist corsage for prom has variegated purple dendrobium orchids.  


This prom corsage features a pair of pink cymbidium orchids with matching accents.