Weddings are a time consuming investment both financially and personally. Lately, weddings have also become an environmental investment as well. The modern bride and groom are conscious of every detail, from where the dress is sourced to how the decor is recycled. It gives a wedding day purpose, as well as meaning, and helps to give a sense that we’re contributing to something beyond ourselves.
Wedding florals are no exception, and are actually one of the simplest steps towards creating a sustainable wedding.
Here are 5 tips on how to go green— pun intended— on your wedding day.
Seasonal florals are more than beautiful accents to your wedding day, they’re also better for the environment. By picking blooms that correspond to mother natures seasons you cut down on pesticide use, storage energy, and resources to keep out-of-season blooms fresher longer. Plus, fresh blooms tie themes together seamlessly with the corresponding weather.
Create a timeless but sustainable wedding this summer, or next. Learn all about seasonal flowers.
When you order from a small business and source local you cut out the middleman and put money back into your community. Aside from eliminating extraneous costs, you also cut down on your carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
With less time on the road, your sustainable wedding will display freshly cut flowers (that are in season, wink wink) that last longer because they go from dirt to door to décor!
A key way to create a sustainable wedding is to repurpose your florals either on the wedding day or once the day is done. Think about the way your flowers can accent your special moments from the ceremony to the reception. A great example are bridesmaids bouquets. They are so often tossed aside once the photos are done and ‘I Do’s’ are said. But imagine how they’d look as accents to an entranceway, bar, or even table décor.
Another way to repurpose your florals after the big celebration is to donate them to local organizations such as nursing homes, homeless shelters, hospitals, or childrens organizations. Your big day bouquets can put big smiles on those who need it most.
Use More Plants
Potted plants are a sustainable alternative to wedding day flowers because they last longer and can even double as keepsakes for guests. Add fragrance with basil, rosemary, lavender. For a minimal but diverse look succulents offer the perfect touch.
Want to incorporate potted plants big and small but don’t know where you’ll keep them afterwards? Consider borrowing some— from your home or those intimately involved in the big day.
Upcycled materials— old wine bottles, glass jars, and ornately designed bowls— can help your sustainable wedding turn florals into fabulously elegant decor. Reused or vintage items add quintessential touches of personality to an already personalized moment.
We aim to be as environmentally friendly as possible. All of our arrangements are free of floral foam, we compost regularly, source from local farms, and repurpose vases. Get in touch with us for your sustainable wedding day, or any event, here.
When was the last time you found a bouquet that spoke to you? A flower arrangement that captured your emotions, words, and style all at once? It’s a hard thing to come by when you have an impromptu desire for colorful decor and are forced to settle for whatever’s left at the shop.
Ordering flowers ahead of time provides more than just an appealing aesthetic.
Here are some benefits of a floral subscription.
Whether you set it up weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, an automatic floral subscription provides ongoing excitement and anticipation. It gives you something to look forward to, something you can count on.
You’ve heard of retail therapy. A subscription produces the same happiness. It increases levels of dopamine, the feel-good hormone, by taking control and rewarding ourselves. Plus, there’s a certain allure that comes from not knowing exactly what will show up at your door.
Adds Beauty To Any Space
The right floral subscription delivers professionally arranged flowers that beautify any room. They make entrance ways more inviting, brighten an office space, and add personality to common areas. Choose between small, medium, or large and display a colorful bouquet that matches your decor or mood by noting your color and style preference.
When you order ahead of time we are able to deliver you a customized experience without worry. We will always have the flowers you desire. And because we cut out the middle man, our local purveyors provide florals that are always fresh and guaranteed to last longer.
Need a vase to put your flowers in? Shop any one of ours.
Have an anniversary coming up, or a special occasion? A floral subscription saves time by automatically curating a selection of freshly cut blooms specific to your taste. You don’t need to settle for whatever is at the store when you have a special selection of blossoms awaiting you at home.
Free delivery to Hoboken and Jersey City if you sign up through August 31st.
Gift That Keeps On Giving
Grand gestures aren’t a thing of the past, nor do they necessarily need to be one-offs. Imagine your loved one receiving a beautiful bouquet on a regular basis— the look of joy on their face, the aroma that fills their room, the ways they’ll think of you.
Floral subscriptions, when done right, are also a great way to thank colleagues or clients. In fact, many real estate agents use floral subscriptions as a way to celebrate and thank clients when they close on a new home or property. Since flowers can express any sentiment, consider the bloom that goes best with your message— appreciation, success, good luck.
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A floral subscription promises consistent quality and quantity from a local business you can trust. Are you ready for happiness to be delivered to your door?
"I have tried various florists in Hoboken and NYC for a casual bouquet and a more formal bouquet on a weekly basis, but wasn't pleased with any. A few months ago, I saw a magnificent arrangement for a resident in the lobby of my condominium and inquired about the florist. I soon became hooked on Bloomie's Flower Studio and the owner Ina. I have purchased both flowers and plants after discussion with Ina. If Ina doesn't have something in stock, she is able to get it. One time I requested wildflowers. Two days later Ina delivered fabulous wildflowers in a vase. Bloomie's is hands down the best."
Ellen in Hoboken
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After nearly a year of cancelled events, the 2021 wedding season in proving to be busier than ever, combining two years into a single timeframe. Typically, nuptial celebrations take place between late spring through fall and peaks in the months of June, September and October. Now, it seems as though they are nearly ever weekend.
With all of the back-to-back ‘I dos’, flowers are the perfect accent to every outfit for everyone. They compliment colors, speak to our unique personalities, and can be exceptionally eye catching (but not more eye catching than the bride and groom, of course).
We’ve rounded up the perfect flowers to accentuate your wedding season outfit, based on color and style.
Deep and delicate
No matter what temperature or time of day, some of us live in darker hues. If your wedding season outfit consists of deep reds or purples, navy blues or richer greens, you’ll want floral accents that blend in while adding some flair.
Chocolate cosmos are a dark maroon color with a light, thin stem ideal for knotting together. Wear them as a simple flower crown, braided into your hair, or tucked behind the ear.
Black calla lily has a deep blackish-purple tone. Its trumpet like shape makes it stand out, an organic statement piece to any ensemble. The thick stem makes it ideal for pinning on clothes or placed in a button hole.
Burgundy peony, how we love thee. The plump, roundness of this flower is best suited for corsages or placed in a lapel.
In the summer months we live in pastels— especially when it comes to wedding season. Pastels are the perfect palette for an airy, lightweight aesthetic to any outfit. All three of these flowers complete any wedding season outfit as a single stem accenting a lapel, button hole, pinned, or tucked behind the ear.
Peach ranunculus is similar to a peony, and oftentimes confused, but we love it for its smaller, flatter bloom.
Blush peony can match any wedding season outfit and any color because of its light shade.
Blush garden rose is a timeless floral accent to wedding season.
For the formal venue that won’t soon be forgotten you’ll want a floral accent that will blossom into casual conversation.
The white rose, white lily, and white hydrangea are all breathtakingly simple flowers that will add a touch of style, without detracting from your already exquisite ensemble. Pin them or wear them on your wrist, you can’t go wrong.
Rustic and laid back weddings are here to stay with their understated beauty. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make your outfit stand out.
Feverfew has a strong stem that makes it an unmatchable hair accessory— reminisce of innocence.
Poppy is brightly colored with simple petals and a dark center. It’s well suited for flower crowns or tying together with other thin stemmed florals.
Blue delphinium possesses a gorgeous color will and tall, bountiful stem that will have everyone talking. It’s cascading design can be pinned as a single piece or even tied back in a pony, or half-pony, tail.
View our wedding approach for your next event, or visit us on Instagram for more inspiration.
When it comes to choosing the perfect bouquet, or creating your own, freshness matters. You want your blossoms to last. That’s why it’s important to know what’s in season. Whether you’re planning a wedding, attending an event, or simply want a beautiful centerpiece to come home to, this summer pick the perfect flower for any room.
We love sunflowers and their association with the summer season. However, the sunflower’s wide, disk-like shape and sturdy stem make them difficult to pair with other florals, which is why we don’t use them a lot in our arrangements.
Simply put, they’re not as trendy anymore, and have more of a rustic vibe. As wedding season approaches, there’s been a decrease in interest from wedding parties to use the sunflower— which sets the tone for the floral industry. Brides are now leaning into more of a whimsical and romantic floral arrangement, full of pastel and neutral toned colors. That’s where the peony comes in.
When it comes to summer flowers, the peony is picturesque. Not only does everyone love it for its soft, pastel appearance but it looks gorgeous combined in any arrangement. Or it can be created as a bouquet on its own, surrounded by other peony stems that vary in length.
Our collection of peonies come in 7, 10, or 15 stems. As our favorite summer flower, we choose from our collection of Bellini, Coral Charm, Glow, Pinkredible or Resplendent. When it comes to the peony you really can’t go wrong (but we still recommend trusting us to help you).
Peonies, poppies, scabiosas, veronicas, delphiniums, geraniums, dahlias, clematis, black-eyed Susans, salvias, lavender, hydrangeas, zinnias, snapdragons, and cosmos— they’re all used in our arrangements. And it’s okay if you don’t know what all of them are— we are here to guide you.
What’s fun is that some of these summer flowers are easy to spot while walking around the New York/New Jersey area. Two that we mentioned are the hydrangea and cosmos.
Hydrangeas look like clusters of flowers grown together to form a ball shape. It’s often seen blossoming in whites, blues, and shades of pink surrounded by lush green leaves.
Cosmos are a daisy-like summer flower with yellow centers and a bowl-shaped head. It appears in shades of pinks and white.
Beyond the bouquet, we love it when we spot petunias or pansies. These two summer flowers beautify a landscape almost instantly.
Petunias are a trumpet-shaped flora that come in shades of reds, blues, purples, and pinks. Sometimes it grows as a solid color and other times it has an ombre, or dark to light (and vise versa) look.
Pansies are distinguished by their five overlapping petals. Their yellow spot in the center is typically surrounded by a two colored hue that ranges in colors from magentas, yellow, blues, and whites.
Shop our collection of peonies here or call us to learn more about the perfect summer flower arrangement for your next occasion.
By Lisa Surraco
You bring your gorgeous blooms home and you want them to stay fresh forever! While we can’t promise you forever, we can help you keep them fresh for longer with these tips.
The first thing you want to do is clean your vase thoroughly with warm soapy water before putting the stems in it, so they can thrive and last longer.
Flowers love the cold and will last longer in a cool environment, so make sure to use cool, ideally filtered water for your bouquet. Avoid direct sunlight or any direct exposure to your heater or air conditioner. However, flowers love cold, so the colder the room is, the longer they will last.
Next, you’ll want to make sure you cut the stems of your bouquet and change the water. A fresh cut will remove blockage that forms in stems from sitting in water with other flowers (not all flowers get along
:( ) . With every new cut, the water should be changed so the flowers can absorb clean water. We recommend cutting and changing the water every 2 days. Changing the water can also help eliminate bacteria that seeps from flowers that aren’t as fresh.
Remove Dying Stems
When changing the water, you want to pay attention to stems that are starting to wilt. Removing dying or wilting stems will help the rest of your bouquet stay fresh for longer. Dying flowers will start to denigrate in the water and can contaminate other flowers. Additionally, dying stems can start to mold, causing a foul smell so it is best to remove bad stems to keep your bouquet smelling good and fresh.
Flowers, like any living organism, also need a source of food to survive. Flower food that florists use often contain bleach to help eliminate bacteria, but there are other ingredients you can use at home to make DIY flower food.
Recipes for Flower Food