jewish weddings

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 + 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

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.