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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 + 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

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

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

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!