Earlier in September we were published in Bridal Guide Magazine's article "10 Splurge vs. Save Centerpieces". Author Stefania Sainato challenged us to redesign five of our upscale centerpieces to stay within a budget price point of $100. I thought I would show some detail shots of the "Save" designs that didn't make it into the magazine.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
We are very excited to see three of our happy couples appearing in the Fall/Winter 2012 edition of the knot New Jersey. Congratulations on your weddings and for making it into print! Check out their fabulous receptions:
Christie & Thomas at The Palace at Somerset Park (pp. 92-98)
Mary & Joe at The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre (pp.106-110)
Aidan & Jon at The Stone House at Stirling Ridge (page 118)
Flipping through the magazine, I also noticed work by A Touch of Elegance in articles and ads from other vendors as well: My Bellissima, Jasmine Cianflone, The Park Avenue Club, Jersey Street Furniture, Flanders Valley, and dp Studio Ting Yi photo & cinema. Such a pleasure to work with these talented professionals!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
We had so much fun hosting Annabelle's 6th Birthday Party at our workplace! Her girlfriends showed that they were 'budding' floral designers while making their own fresh arrangements to take home.
Upstairs, our mezzanine showroom was decked out for snacks and birthday cake, but the show-stopper was this amazing candy buffet by Linda Pirozek of Ooh La La Event Styling!!!
|Here's to being FABULOUS!|
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Sometimes Spring needs a little encouragement, and we are ready for some warm weather! We thought reliving a bit of last year's 2011 Tulips and Pansies Headdress Affair runway show would bring warm thoughts of spring and summer flowers. This sun hat design was loaded with fresh flowers and sported elegant lines, despite being over 6 feet in diameter! We had a great time collaborating with the talented designers from Mataano in Brooklyn, who created this gorgeous yellow printed sun dress for the show.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
As the tour progressed, we learned that Holland produces relatively few greens and that flowers sold at the Dutch flower auction are imported from all over the world.
Although we are generally not fans of dyed flowers, these blue Vandelas were incredible.
We were fascinated to watch the actual bidding process as a non-stop procession of floral carts displaying product moved by on the floor below. Meanwhile, huge computer screens tracked and displayed competing bids from hundreds of buyers, each lot selling in a matter of seconds! We began to appreciate that sucuring orders for large quantities of a single variety/color of flower is difficult due to this rapid bidding process. We were told later that buying in bulk does not necessarily translate into savings. Also, the buyers promise a set price to their clients before the auction takes place, and must do their best to fulfill their orders amongst competing buyers.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Although far from complete, we have enough furnishings to begin meeting with clients in our new Manhattan office. We are looking forward to many exciting consultations, and are already feeding off of the hustle and bustle that is the Big Apple. More to come...
By Appointment Only:
267 5th Avenue, Suite 506 (at 29th Street)
New York, NY 10016