Three area florists create designs that are lush, layered, and (mostly) locally sourced. Complementary but not matchy-matchy, bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces combine to stunning effect at The Briarcliff Manor.
Photography by Stefan Burton
Hair: Patty Molleturo, Totally Hot Salon, Rye Brook
Location: The Briarcliff Manor
Models: Katherine & Vitek
Created by layers of fresh flowers, with a selection of preserved and dried botanicals.
White Chocolate Roses
Veronica and Pink Plumosa
Dried accents, like Cardo, Ruscus, Phalaris, and Poppy Pods
“This layered design can adapt to different styles,” says Damselfly Global, LLC founder Brenda LaManna. “For instance, the bridal bouquet would complement a bohemian dress just as effortlessly as if it were paired with a classic A-line.”
Classic, with a twist.
Penny Karvounis Flowers
“I love using unexpected and unusual flowers,” notes Penny Karvounis, owner of her eponymous boutique. “The pineapple has so many beautiful, tiny flowers covering it, in shades of lavender, aubergine, and chartreuse.”
Bedford Village Flower Shoppe
David Austin garden roses
“Strong pinks give the arrangement a bold feeling, softened by apricot hues,” notes Bedford Village Flower Shoppe president Anthony Chillemi. “Injections of peach bridge the juxtaposing bold pinks and soft apricots for a striking balance.”