M + M at Brooklyn Winery

Manpreet and Michael wanted something simple and dainty that wouldn't take away from Brooklyn Winery's impressive old-world industrial feel. For their intimate February wedding, we used delivate blooms of ranunculus, spray roses, wax flowers, snapdragons, lisianthus, and montecasino asters, as well as the soft, textured green-grey leaves of dusty miller. We love simple elegance - sometimes having less adds a subtler impact.

Photos by Summer Street Photography | Flowers by Ivie Joy

S + J at Battery Gardens

Sometimes you meet clients you "click" with almost immediately and it makes the planning process so much more enjoyable. Sometimes you remain good friends with the clients way after their wedding. And sometimes the clients are so cool that you can't help getting ridiculously psyched about their big day. We loved working with Sofia and Javi - thank you for giving us the creative freedom to create your dream winter wedding!

Javi had one request for the ceremony and reception - all white everything. And so it was.

Photos by Sara Beer | Flowers by Ivie Joy.

L + G at Oceanbleu at Westhampton Bath and Tennis

There are plenty of factors that contribute to a memorable wedding: the ambiance, the crowd, the decor, and even the food, just to name a few. When one thing goes off badly, it affects everything else in a domino-like action. Fortunately, Laudine and Gavin's wedding went off without a hitch and everything came together perfectly.

The couple wanted a classic look that went with their beachfront venue in the Hamptons - a timeless, effortlessly elegant, and tastefully sophisticated nautical theme. The choice of flowers we used for the bouquets and boutonnières were soft and clean with interesting textures, like serruria, Cafe au Lait dahlias, and astilbe. For their ceremony, we built an arch on a pipe base, with dark manzanita branches framing the exterior. Succulents, tillandsia (air plants), king protea, and Spanish moss were attached to the branches, and three extra-large air plants were hung from the arch to perfectly frame the beach scene behind the couple. Centerpieces of garden roses, phalaenopsis orchids, dusty miller, hydrangeas, astilbe, ranunculus, and serruria were arranged in silver mercury glass and mirrored vessels and placed between driftwood branches, with accents of skeleton leaves nestled between the blooms, seashells and air plants between the vases and branches, and chunks of sea coral peeking out from the base.

Photos by Ben Lau | Flowers + Decor by Ivie Joy | Coordinating by Lovely Indeed Events


S + J at the Metropolitan Building

Shannon and Justice's wild harvest-themed wedding at the Metropolitan Building last September is one of our favorites and standout of 2014. Their choice of lush jewel tones perfectly complemented the old world feel of the Metropolitan Building's decor.

Both Shannon and Justice both work in the wine and spirits industry, so there was no shortage of strong whiskey and tequila!

We built a lush birch arch for their ceremony, and had two panels of trailing greens and succulents flanking either side of the arch. Rounded, fluffy white blooms were suspended upside-down from the top of the arch, and textured greens like springeri cascaded down the birch logs elegantly.

Centerpieces of vibrant fall-themed jewel tones in silver mercury glass bowls were elevated atop gilded books, and accents of fruits, vegetables, and stems of berries added a natural touch to the tables. Tapered candles of different heights completed the look and added a romantic element to the tables.

Thank you for our former bride Jeanie for the recommendation!

Photos by 4 Eyes Photography | Flowers by Ivie Joy

C + M at 501 Union

Caity and Matt were the first couple we booked for 501 Union way back in 2013. The couple wanted a soft, effortlessly romantic look, so we used rounded blooms like garden roses and peonies, and soft, organic textures like dahlias, dusty miller, and trailing jasmine. We hung glass orbs in the main space of 501 Union, and added hints of luxurious silver mercury glass for a touch of shine. It's an amazing feeling to be a part of something that takes over a year to plan - every detail from the very beginning to the big finale. Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day, and thank you for the referral!

Photos by JBM Weddings, catering by Real Food Catering, flowers by Ivie Joy.

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W+ M at The Art Factory

The Art Factory is a gorgeous raw space in Paterson, NJ with elements of exposed brick, pipes, beams, and distressed wood. Michelle and William couldn't have picked a more suitable venue that suited their personalities and styles. The couple wanted a wild, organic look to complement the raw space, and the elements of moss, jewel-toned flowers, and texturized elements translated their theme perfectly.

The intimate wedding paid homage to both Billy's Greek background and Michelle's Peruvian heritage. Michelle's family created the delicate paper decorations that were hung in the ceremony hall, and the couple were lifted up on chairs for the Greek chair dance at the reception.  There wasn't a dry eye in the room when Billy knelt down in front of Michelle's son, Kayleb, during the exchanging of vows to promise to always be there for him.

Thank you to our former bride Rizzamay for the introduction! Photos by Carolina Wahnish Rivera Photography | Flowers by Ivie Joy.

J + L at Perona Farms

Lorenz and Jaytee's wedding last summer was nothing short of spectacular. When we sat down with Jaytee, she knew exactly what she wanted - flirty, feminine, and ultra-luxe. We were so excited to see the elements come together, but were blown away by the smaller details on their big day.

Jaytee's bouquet has elements of phalaenopsis orchids, garden roses, roses, ranunculus, and dahlias in shades of cream, nude blush, taupe, and pale lavender. Centerpieces have floral elements of roses, hydrangeas, stocks, phalaenopsis orchids, dendrobium orchids, and dahlias.

Photos by Jeniel Corpuz | Flowers and decor by Ivie Joy.

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C + E at Fairmont Miramar

Did you know that IJF is bi-coastal? One of our weddings this year was at the Fairmont Mirarmar in Santa Monica for Cheryl and Eugene. And we got to work with one of our favorite photographers Chaz Cruz! Cheryl and Eugene's flowers were soft and feminine juxtaposed with the sharp, clean lines of curly willow. Three luxurious chandeliers with an ethereal white fabric drape were hung behind the couple beneath the large Moreton bay fig tree, which added an impressive backdrop for the ceremony. There's nothing Ivie loves more than heading back home to the West Coast - thank you Cheryl and Eugene for letting us be a part of your special day!

Photos by Chaz Cruz | Flowers + Decor by Ivie Joy

J + N at Carlyle on the Green

There's always a certain kind of vibe we get from different couples. Some are whimsical, some are spontaneous, and some are even all-out party animals. With Jenna and Noah though, there was a fresh, effortless, romantic feeling that made setting up a breeze. Sometimes we get to know the bride and groom better over the course of months (and even years!), and that makes the entire process all the more worthwhile. Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day, and congratulations to Jenna and Noah!

Flowers by Ivie Joy | Photos by Sophie Mathewson

Fun fact: Jenna and Noah met on the LIRR nine years ago! They decided to have their "first look" shoot at the Douglaston station where they met.

Jenna's bridal bouquet was a texturized summertime bouquet of garden roses, scabiosa, astilbe, peonies, and anemones. Noah's had a boutonnière of two anemone blooms.

Bridesmaid Caity (fourth from left) will be one of our brides this November! Thanks for the recommendation, and we can't wait to do your wedding!

We built the couple a stage and luxurious chuppah for the ceremony. Thankfully, the ceremony was already over by the time the storm rolled in!

Table centerpieces had flowers in a cream to fuchsia gradient so once guests walked into the ballroom, they were presented with an ombré effect from front to back.

F + S at Gramercy Park Hotel

Fleur and Shaun's wedding last June was an effortless, classic affair of creams and natural greens against elegant black and white linens. For an iconic venue like the Gramercy Park Hotel, we chose timeless colors and textures, like peonies and orchids. Mirrored vases and mercury glass pillars added a hint of shine and an extra "oomph" to an already stunning display.

Flowers by Ivie Joy | Photos by Fifth Avenue Digital

Enchanted Garden at 501 Union

One of our favorites from last spring was Suzie and Bryan's wedding at 501 Union. We loved their concept - an elegant take on a backyard barbecue party. From the whimsical designs of the centerpieces to the handmade pinwheels for guests to find their seating, every element came together perfectly to create an amazing evening.

Flowers & Decor by Ivie Joy / Photos by Masha Maltsava / Wedding planning by Jove Meyer

The couple wanted to give the very modern and industrial space a fresh, spring feel, so we lay 2,000 square feet of sod to create an indoor lawn for the ceremony and cocktail hour. We had also built a gorgeous chuppah with cherry blossoms, orchids, and succulents. A lush garland of roses, hydrangeas, Queen Anne's lace, and dusty miller hung from the front post. Bistro lights were strung from the ceiling beams, and the roof was retracted to let in the spring sunshine.

Bride's bouquet - garden roses, trailing jasmine, Queen Anne's lace, dahlias, ranunculus. Bride's hairpiece - ranunculus, astilbe, wax flowers, sweet peas.

Table centerpieces consisted of arrangements and miniature terrariums in mason jars and vintage bottles. Moss and succulents were placed directly on the table to add to the organic theme. Each arrangement was unique - we used a variety of wild, garden-y flowers with blossoming branches and textured greens. Silver mercury glass cups held tea lights that delicately illuminated the tabletop when the sun went down.

Congratulations to the happy couple! Check out Suzie's band The Narrative!

L & C at the Foundry

The Foundry was recently voted one of the most gorgeous venues in New York and we are so thankful to be a part of their preferred vendor team. Each bride brings a new vision and theme to the Foundry, and last March, we decorated the building with luxurious silvers, creams, and greens that accented the Foundry's brick walls and climbing ivy. For the ceremony, we created an ethereal floating chuppah with floating glass orbs. We loved this opulent spring garden theme! Photos by Le Image and Becky Siegel. Flowers by Ivie Joy.

Sears Fall Collection Press Preview

We love working with LDC Design Associates and are always so honored to be a part of Sears' press previews. For that luxurious fall look, we paired ornate bronze urns and mason jars with vibrant jewel-toned flowers and greenery in different textures. Dark manzanita branches added an extra level of drama while soft floral textures evened out the arrangement. Floral elements include pincushions, ferns, amaranthus, dahlias, lavender, ranunculus, peonies, moss, clematis, and artichokes, just to name a few. Photos by the amazing Angelica Criscuolo, our favorite photographer and frequent collaborator. We were so delighted to hear that she was a part of this event since we love working with her! Flowers by Ivie Joy.

C & D at Olde Mill Inn

It was a rainy start to Memorial Day weekend this year, but the sudden torrential downpour didn't ruin Christina and Don's big day. The bride and groom looked absolutely flawless despite the inclement weather. Their color theme of feminine pinks and neutral creams was a perfect choice against navy blue, and their centerpieces were grand and impressive without bordering on "over-the-top". For their sweetheart table, we created a lush floral garland of peonies, roses, lisianthus, and hydrangeas that elegantly cascaded down the front of their table and added a special touch that elevated the look of the entire reception. We hope Christina and Don are enjoying their honeymoon! Photos by Idalia Photography, flowers by Ivie Joy.

A & N's Wild Urban Garden Wedding

Alex and Naomi's wedding last summer was another one of our favorites from 2013. We fell in love with their urban garden theme - and their choice of venue was perfect. They chose The Park, a restaurant right off the High Line decorated with leafy green palms and a number of impressive trees planted right into their floors. Naomi's bouquet of white, feminine flowers was balanced out by wild, vibrant greens and it complemented the delicate, feathered neckline of her gown. We wish the couple all the best! Photos by Laffler Photography, flowers by Ivie Joy.

J & H at Battery Gardens

We love couples who are ready for anything that may happen on their big day. Henry and Jovi didn't let 32,000 bikers riding by ruin their day and instead incorporated them into their shots! Congratulations to the newly wedded couple! Photos by Ron Soliman, flowers by Ivie Joy.