C + A at 26 Bridge

Callista and Aaron wanted something organic and unique for their fall wedding - which happened to fall on Halloween - without being Halloween-y at all. We chose to feature unconventional shapes and textures - eucalyptus, leucadendrons, and cymbidiums from Callista's home country of Australia, with whimsical shapes of thistles, berries, and lysimachia to add a playful touch. Instead of using just standard roses, we used hybrid garden rose varieties, like Juliet, Free Spirit and Green-Eyed Beauty roses. Centerpieces featured artichokes, pears, and plums incorporated into the flowers and placed at the base of the gold mercury bowls. The chuppah was built on a birch log base, with Aaron's tallit placed over the top. We made the florals on the chuppah lush, wild, and asymmetrical to offset the industrial decor and rigidness of 26 Bridge. 

This wedding was one of our favorites of 2015! 

Photos by The Melideos | Flowers by Ivie Joy | Planning by Jose Rolon Events

C+ M at Battery Gardens

Crystal (from the West coast) and Mark (from the East coast) wanted to incorporate different elements of their native regions in their wedding decor.  With deep burgundy and marsala tones offset with cream and hints of peach and sage green, the highly textured florals and greenery perfectly came together to create a luxurious and romantic setting for their special day. The arrangements were structured and architectural, and their reception was held in a NYC institution that overlooked the Statue of Liberty. Every part of their wedding meant something special to the couple - dinner tables were named after locations in the city that they visited together, we placed succulents from California were placed all around the tables, and they even brought their own WALL-E and EVE figures for their cake topper! Thanks C + M for having us as a part of your big day!

Photos by Vanilla Smile Photography | Flowers by Ivie Joy

S + B at Sunset Terrace

The only direction we got from Shallon was that she wanted her November wedding at Sunset Terrace to look like a luxurious fall bacchanal meets a classy James Bond film. Sometimes the aesthetic direction we get from clients are pretty vague, but we immediately jumped on it. Sunset Terrace is a blank slate when it comes to decor, so we decided to install some hanging greenery by the dance floor, and lush and asymmetrical pieces for the ceremony. Main floral elements were in shades of deep wine red, white, and dark plum - with peonies, anemones, amaranthus, Queen Anne's lace, and brunia berries, accented by gilded eucalyptus leaves. Fruit like pears and split pomegranates added an organic touch to the tables. Gold-painted books were added as a structural element to the centerpieces - a subtle nod to Shallon being a published author. 

Congrats again, Shallon and Brent - this was an amazingly fun wedding to do and you were such an easy bride to work with!

Flowers by Ivie Joy | Photos by Chellise Michael Photography

C + C at Mulan Restaurant (Part Two!)

Part two of Courtney and Calvin's wedding celebrations was a more intimate dinner held at an upscale Flushing restaurant. The color theme was red and gold - red being the color of luck and fortune. The head table was surrounded by a falling water installation, creating an ultra-modern "curtain" of sorts that framed the area. Suspended above the head table were manzanita branches decorated with cherry blossom blooms and orchids, and glass orbs with LED lights. Red floral elements included dahlias, tulips, garden roses, ranunculus, peonies, astilbe, cymbidium orchids, and gloriosa lilies. Courtney and Calvin have become part of our family and we appreciate them referring us to their friends! We look forward to more events with this wonderful couple. 

Photos by Jacqueline Patton Photography | Flowers by Ivie Joy

C + L at 501 Union

Christina and Lance's wedding at 501 Union last October was the first time we did an exotic fall-themed wedding with deeper, darker jewel tones. When we first chatted with Christina, she wanted bright colors with pops of blue, but ultimately changed her mind to dramatic reds and purples (we're so glad she did!). The one thing that stayed the same was her love of proteas - both the pincushion and honeypot/king sugarbush variety.

Incorporated throughout the floral elements of her wedding were lots of proteas, garden roses, scabiosa blooms, clematis, serruria, thistles, eucalyptus, flowering kale, and berries. Trailing jasmine, hanging amaranthus, seeded eucalyptus, and purple basil added some leafy texture, and ornamental pineapples were in some arrangements to add a fun twist to centerpieces. On each table setting was a miniature succulent in a shot glass that acted as both place-card holder and guest favors. 

Best of luck to the happy couple, and thank you Aliza for the referral!

Flowers by Ivie Joy | Planning by Viva Max Weddings | Photos by Clean Plate Pictures

J + D at The Foundry

A lot of brides want cherry blossom branches and peonies in their wedding, but unfortunately only a handful of them are able to actually have them since they're only available in the market for such a short period of time. One lucky bride was Jenny - she wanted a soft but colorful springtime wedding at our favorite venue, The Foundry! Her bouquet had soft cream peonies, peach Juliet garden roses, blush ranunculus, peachy-pink lisianthus, and a faded lavender-grey rose called "Amnesia". Her bridesmaids had pops of fuchsia peonies in their bouquets. Jenny and Diego's ceremony was flanked by two tall cherry blossom branch arrangements atop mirrored pedestals, with pillar candles all around. Their centerpieces were colorful and textured, with hydrangeas, roses, peonies, lisianthus, stocks, sweet peas, ranunculus, spray roses, and lysimachia in cream, blush, fuchsia, orange, and peach. 

Flowers by Ivie Joy | Photos by Sherry H Post | Catering by Real Foods

T + P at The Foundry

It gets us so excited when a bride doesn't want a "traditional" look to her wedding. Tara and Phil wanted a classy and modern rock 'n' roll theme, complete with skulls and leopard print - staying as far away from Bret Michaels as possible! We chose a jewel-toned palette of reds and purples, accented by light green tones for contrast. Tara's bouquet had fuchsia phalaenopsis orchids cascading from a base of black magic roses, deep purple (almost black!) scabiosa blooms, purple lisianthus, red cymbidium orchids, fuchsia dianthus, green thistles, succulents, and air plants. Phil's boutonnière had deep purple scabiosa blooms with a fiddlehead fern accent. Table centerpieces were accented with peacock feathers, crystal skull votive cups, leopard print napkins, and black glitter skull table number holders that the bride made herself! This was definitely one of our most memorable weddings and we're so glad that Tara and Phil chose us to be a part of such an important day. 

Photos by Weddings by Two | Flowers by Ivie Joy

T + V at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

We first got to know Travis through her work with LDC Design Associates a few years ago when we teamed up to work on a few projects together. When we heard that she got engaged and were interested in our services, we were so excited to be a part of her special day! Travis wanted to incorporate Victor's Russian heritage (we put flowering kale in her bouquets and arrangements!) and her Southern roots (Spanish moss on the chuppah) in her floral decor and we had so much fun brainstorming and coming up with ideas. 

Flowers by Ivie Joy | Photos by Emilio Madrid-Kuser

E + D at The Foundry

Emma and Dave's wedding was one of our favorites of 2015. The one word that comes to mind is effortless - everything was so easy (Emma and Dave being so open with the design concepts) and relaxed the day-of, which is always the best thing any event vendor can ask for. We got to work with our favorite vendors José Rolón, Real Food Catering, and Ambrose Eng, plus Emily Delamater (whose photos we absolutely adore!). Thank you to Emma and Dave for having such an attitude of gratitude - we loved working with you and we loved how everything came out in the end.

Photos by Emily Delamater | Planning by José Rolón | Flowers by Ivie Joy 

K + P at Rockleigh Country Club

When we were approached by our dear friend Kinnari to be her florists, we were beyond excited. Having worked with Kinnari in the past for other events, we knew her style to be beautiful, classy, and soft. Her spring wedding was full of full, textured blooms of peonies, phalaenopsis orchids, garden roses, ranunculus, cherry blossom branches, and anemones. With three different centerpiece designs and styles, a luxurious mandap, a floral wall, and even an elephant for the baraat, Kinnari and Pawan's wedding was one of the largest productions for the year!

A huge thank-you to Kinnari and Pawan for having us as their florists, Salwa Photography for the lovely photos, and Vaishali of Rose Events for planning this amazing wedding.

Kinnari held a bouquet of soft white and light blush peonies and white anemones. 

The mandap was draped with rich blush pink and white silk and held up by ornate gold columns wrapped with flowers. Phalaenopsis orchid stems were placed at the top post that cascaded down luxuriously.

T + J at Studio 450

Studio 450 is a raw space in midtown and the epitome of what you would think a "blank slate" venue would be: white walls, white floors, big windows, plenty of open space... we knew that Tiffany's choice of bright coral and pink tones would stand out beautifully, but we were amazed to see just how amazing everything looked. Tiffany's choice of white table linens and chairs also added to the look, with just the flowers and hardware adding color to the room. I can't even think of any other words other than "stunning" and "breathtaking" - everything looks perfect.

We used soft and feminine spring flowers for Tiffany's bouquet - Coral Charm peonies, Piano and Juliet garden roses, blush ranunculus, hypericum berries, and eucalyptus leaves. Centerpieces had similarly soft textured blooms like sweet peas, tulips, and lysimachia, with slightly "wild" accents with organic shapes.

Photos by JBM Weddings | Flowers by Ivie Joy | Catering by Real Foods


R + D at the Tides Estate

Sometimes we really "click" with our clients and stay in contact even after their wedding. Derek and Riza were such an easygoing couple - they knew what they wanted right off the bat and gave us the creative control to execute a flawless wedding. And we loved their concept - vibrant purple and fuchsia tones in exotic blooms with deep emerald shades from the camellia branches in their centerpieces beautifully translated their "uptown garden" theme.

Riza had a lush, exotic bouquet of phalaenopsis orchids, garden roses, anemones, and vanda orchids with hints of ferns at the base. Bridesmaids had green and cream shades in roses, ranunculus, ferns, viburnum, and green trick dianthus. Centerpieces alternated between leafy camellia branches with hanging orbs, and delicate bud vases and apothecary jars with textured blooms and forest-y elements like fiddlehead and maidenhair ferns.

Photos by MPW Media Group | Flowers by Ivie Joy

D + D at the Venetian

We're always so grateful and appreciative when clients refer us to their friends and family for their weddings. Past bride Antoinette passed on our info to Diane and Daniel, and we spent nearly a year making sure that we could go above and beyond for their dream spring wedding at the Venetian!

Diane's bouquet was an asymmetrical cascading bouquet of peonies, ranunculus, eucalyptus, phalaenopsis orchids, and lily of the valley. Bridesmaids had bubblegum pink blush tones with soft textures of dusty miller leaves and sweet peas. Tables had alternating designs for centerpieces, one being cherry blossom branches with hanging orbs, and the other a tall floral centerpiece of peonies, roses, and hydrangeas with cascading elements of orchids and tulips.

Photos by Inku Yo | Flowers by Ivie Joy

Groom Daniel with cousin Antoinette (our former bride!)

D + P at Bourne Mansion

We had always wanted to do an event in one of Long Island's most luxurious venues, Bourne Mansion and we finally did last November! Dana and Peter's wedding was a beautiful old world-themed fall wedding, with pops of orange, gold, and burgundy from a neutral cream base. Dana's bouquet was soft, feminine, and rounded, with shades of cream, blush, mauve, and orange flowers. Bridesmaids had brighter, texturized bouquets in deep fall tones, with orchids, calla lilies, tulips, ranunculus and roses. The reception had luxurious silver mercury glass and crystal elements that perfectly complemented the ballroom's ornate fixtures and high ceilings. We'll be back again at Bourne this fall for another wedding!

Photos by Jay Lim | Flowers by Ivie Joy

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

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.