Category Archives: Flowers

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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Wedding Extras and Details

wedding extras

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

metallic accents

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

wedding orchids

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.

wedding orchids

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.


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.

summer weddings

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.

Tall Centerpieces in Your Beautiful Wedding

tall centerpiecesHaving the wedding of the year is completely within your reach when you follow the trends and styles of the season! While planning for your special day, take into consideration your own personal desires and unique design sense to make it truly your own. Floral arrangements are just one piece to the puzzle that brings your whole wedding theme together.


Creating a floral pattern of elegance is as simple as requesting the help of Blossom Flower Shops! When designing for your once in a lifetime event, we are passionate about combining current trends with your personal flair. This season, the use of soaring centerpieces is attracting many brides and grooms. Using a vase that elevates your blooms creates a high class and sophisticated look.

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Floral centerpieces don’t have to be as tame and pulled together as one may think. The use of wild flowers and unrefined greens gives a natural look that is bringing weddings back to organic beauty. Adding elements of the outdoors – including fruit or vines – to your display is a popular way to connect to nature, whether your reception is inside or out. Tall centerpieces rise above the guests to bring a sense of openness and airiness to the space.



If wildflowers are not the look you are going for, then perhaps a more streamline floral arrangement is more to your liking. Don’t forget, your wedding day is ultimately about what you love and have always dreamed of! The trends of the season are simply suggested to help inspire you in making decisions toward the outcome of your big day.

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Incorporate an elegant and sleek vase, combined with a cohesive pattern of blooms, and you have a cultured look perfect for the sophisticated bride and groom.



As you discover all that your wedding can be, our Yonkers and White Plains floral designers here at Blossom Flower Shops are eager to assist you in any way we can to make your dreams come true.