Poppies & Posies http://poppiesandposies.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 21:58:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Spring http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/04/spring/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=spring http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/04/spring/#comments Sun, 06 Apr 2014 21:58:11 +0000 http://poppiesandposies.com/?p=8018 Continue reading ]]> Coral Charm Peony

Coral Charm PeonyWe’ve been busy bees getting prepared for the upcoming wedding season that is almost upon us. Our latest trip to the flower market was a great reminder of how many gems Spring time creates. From hellebores to ranunculus, clematis and peonies it’s all beautiful. We’ll be sharing more and more as things start to get busy in the studio. Please stay tuned!


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Gold Skate Crew http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/03/gold-skate-crew/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gold-skate-crew http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/03/gold-skate-crew/#comments Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:18:05 +0000 http://poppiesandposies.com/?p=8004 Continue reading ]]> Patina Roller JamOur friends from Patina Rentals threw the party of the year on Thursday at The 1896 that we will not soon forget and some of us will never forget. I’m talking real tattoos to always remember the night by. The Color Condition debuted their collaboration project with Patina at the party and it was out of this world!


I figured it was a terrible idea to get my first tattoo at a roller skating party, so I opted for the temporary tattoo by Tattly. Plus, I got my gold skates to always remember the night by.Patina Roller Jam

Patina Roller JamThere is truly nobody better in NYC to get the party started then Kenan of Les Loups. He rocked it out all night and then sent us all home with an old school mix tape. Gold skate crew 4-life! {top picture stolen from our friends @thesistersofcedarlakes}

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They’re calling color of the year Radiant Orchid, which is a purple color that I usually avoid at all cost. Of course there are some exceptions and the flowers from this week were one of them.

purple scabiosa

purple scabiosa

This purple scabiosa resembles more of a watercolor painting than a real life flower. The color variation on each petal was incredible.


Japan is at it again growing the most beautiful varieties of ranunculus. The one shown above looked like delicate paper. purple parrot tulip

purple parrot tulip

I wish parrot tulips were available year round because they last a long time and just get better with age. This deep purple hue is pretty yummy as well!
spireaMore from Japan today is spirea.  Soon enough we’ll be seeing this and it will be local, which makes me very happy. I would use spirea in ever arrangement if I could.

]]> http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/03/deconstructed/feed/ 0 Crispy Kale Salad http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/03/crispy-kale-salad/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=crispy-kale-salad http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/03/crispy-kale-salad/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:38 +0000 http://poppiesandposies.com/?p=7979 Continue reading ]]> Kale Chip Recipe

A crispy kale salad is an incredibly easy, delicious and healthy meal to make for yourself. Michael Steifman of Michael Stuart NY shows us how to prepare the kale and is giving us tips on what to pair with your kale.

Kale Chip Recipe

Michael chose Russian kale, but you could use any leafy type of kale for your salad. To begin he cut it into thin strips and placed it in a big bowl. Drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper over the kale and mix it together so each leaf is coated.

Kale Chip RecipeHe then placed the kale on a baking pan lined with parchment paper, making sure to spread the kale out and never having too much of it overlapping. Bake on 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until the kale is dried and crispy. Once it cools down squeeze fresh lemon juice on it and add shaved watermelon radish for a simply delicious salad.


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We’re looking for positive, hard working and motivated floral designers & production managers for our upcoming event season. Must have experience and be willing to work weekends. For more information and to apply please email portfolios and resumes to sierra@poppiesandposies.com. Serious inquiries only please.

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The Trove featured on Once Wed http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/02/the-trove-featured-on-once-wed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-trove-featured-on-once-wed http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/02/the-trove-featured-on-once-wed/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:55:39 +0000 http://poppiesandposies.com/?p=7964 NYC Prop Shop Once Wed

NYC Prop Shop Once Wed

NYC Prop Shop Once WedTrent and Dara of Trent Bailey Photography captured some gorgeous photos of The Trove’s antique silver trays and silver candlesticks at this Bowery Hotel wedding. Check out the full feature here.

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NYC Wedding

NYC Wedding

NYC Wedding

NYC Wedding


NYC Wedding

NYC Wedding

NYC WeddingDuring the first of what has become many blizzards this year, Ilana & Tim tied the knot at The Foundry. As blustery and cold as it was it was a beautiful day and Les Loups captured it just perfectly! Check out the full post here!

{Venue: The Foundry, Photography: Les Loups, Event Planning: Firefly Events, Music: Les Loups, Catering: Creative Edge, Cake: Nine Cakes}


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Poppies & Posies Flowers

Poppies & Posies Flowers

A few snapshots from our studio over the past few weeks. Our cacti and cheerful flowers are the only thing getting us through this brutally cold winter. 30 days until Spring, but whose counting?!

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Neon http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/02/neon/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=neon http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/02/neon/#comments Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:56:06 +0000 http://poppiesandposies.com/?p=7934 Continue reading ]]> Seletti Neon LightAt the New York Gift Show this past January I came across Seletti’s neon lights and immediately thought of using them at a wedding or party. I love how they hung them in this live wall here and think it would make for the perfect backdrop to a bar.

{photo found here}


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ranunculus bouquetWe’ve had a busy month in the studio despite all of the wind, snow and freezing temps outdoors.  The product in the market is actually quite spectacular right now.


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Lemons http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/01/lemons/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lemons http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/01/lemons/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 14:18:51 +0000 http://poppiesandposies.com/?p=7915 Continue reading ]]> Lemons Hot waterOne of my new year’s resolutions was to do things for myself each day that make me feel good mentally and physically. This year I decided I was going to create very specific outlines of what those “things” would be in hopes that I would actually stick to them throughout the year. For example, read each night before bed even if it is for 5 minutes to clear my mind of the day’s stresses or write in a journal a few times a week to help express what is going on in my life.

I thought about a juice cleanse, but since one of my other resolutions is to save more money this year that seems out. With most fresh juice cleanses running $8 a bottle it adds up quickly. A friend mentioned that she is having a half of a lemon juiced each morning in warm water. She’s seen amazing results for her skin and as I read up on it I found out just how good it is for you. I knew that it cleanses your liver, which we all need, but I didn’t realize some of the other benefits. Read up on them here and starting juicing!

Happy weekend!


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Spring 2014 Style Trends http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/01/spring-2014-style-trends/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=spring-2014-style-trends http://poppiesandposies.com/2014/01/spring-2014-style-trends/#comments Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:32:04 +0000 http://poppiesandposies.com/?p=7903 Continue reading ]]> Spring Style Trends 2014Fashion is one of those things that I wish I cared more about, but can never bring myself to spend too much time worrying about. A day in the life of a florist means early mornings, lots of schlepping, and hours of standing on your feet. I try to stay more focused on what will get me through the day with my back not feeling like it is going to break by 1pm. With all that said, there is a part of me that wishes I took the time to try harder on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong, I can clean up pretty nicely, it is just getting the motivation to do so after working a long day is where I fall short. When I was recently looking through the Spring 2014 fashion trends there were a few things that resonated with me, a few that I can’t believe people will go for and of course those that I wish I had the courage to try. {Color story by Fashionising}

Style Trends Spring 2014No better place to start than the crop top trend. Hate it or love it? I want to hate it, but kind of wish I had the courage to pull it off. However, every time I see a skinny, little hipster girl running around my neighborhood flaunting this style it makes me hate it again. {Lucky Mag & NY Mag}

Style Trends Spring 2014Thank god overalls was included to give me total justification to wear mine freely and proudly. My sister-in-law relishes in teasing me that I look like a little kid when I wear mine (which I do). Even she pointed out that at least I was on trend if I was going to look like Punky Brewster circa 1988. {Lucky Mag}

Style Trends Spring 2014The Bermuda Short makes me even happier since I have endured endless teasing for wearing this length. Of course I am never wearing them with high heels and a cute blouse. My style is more flip flop and tank top on the beach. I’m assuming that is not where the fashionistas were going with this one. {Lucky Mag}

Style Trends Spring 2014Hippie sandal with socks?! Socks should never be worn with sandals. I can’t budge on this one. {Lucky Mag}

Style Trends Spring 2014This Get Earthy trend may be my favorite of them all. I have not gotten earthy yet, but if it looks this good I’d like to! {NY Mag)

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I guess the best place to start with this post is to tell you how fortunate I am to have so many amazingly talented friends. One of them being Bryn from Paperfinger who sat down with me numerous times to hammer out my crazy idea of an invitation. She took my ideas and turned them into the most amazing details I could have ever imagined. In the end this was anything but an invitation. It was far more like a piece of artwork than invitation thanks to Bryn. Martha Stewart Weddings

Martha Stewart WeddingsEach guest received a black box with their name and addressees inscribed in gold calligraphy. When they opened up their box of goodies, the first thing they saw was our “field guide” to our wedding letter pressed in metallic ink on a heavy card stock.

Martha Stewart Weddings

Martha Stewart Weddings

Martha Stewart WeddingsUpon opening the booklet, guests found an array of items to get them excited for their trip to Costa Rica. From the gold embossed “invitation” alerting guests to the location and time of the wedding to a watercolored guide on how to get from NYC to the Costa Rica destination. Bryn created a family crest for Michael and I which we made into a stamp to use throughout the paper goods. The watercolored map of Costa Rica is stamped here with it. I added dried ferns, bougainvillea and a gold compass. That is just the top portion! The bottom portion had a letter pressed English to Spanish guide with funny phrases for guests to use. Bryn designed this custom print and we had it printed onto mini notebooks for guests to transcribe their field notes into. When we set out our goal was to create an overall experience when our guests opened their field guides. Color, texture, scent and having an interactive component was apart of the plan. We added in a packet of Michael’s spice rub and a pencil for everyone to use. Each element was pinned to the linen book for guests to preserve as is or take apart to use.

Martha Stewart Weddings

Martha Stewart WeddingsThe beauty of having a small wedding is that it’s easier to focus on the details. We included  a travel kit for our guests which included shampoo, conditioner, bud spray, sunscreen, soap and travel toothbrushes. You may be able to tell that we stamped our crest on the muslin bags here again. Lastly we added a little something extra in for the dudes; they received a flask, a travel bottle of Michael’s favorite Maker’s Mark, Advil for their hangover and a bottle of Fresh Balls. Our humor is not much above that of an 8th graders clearly. Thank you, thank you to Paperfinger for creating such a memorable, creative and unique experience for ourselves and our guests!

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Event Rentals

Event Rentals

Brooklyn based design team Domestic Construction paired up with Patina Rentals to create the most insanely cool collection of rentals that has ever existed.   Check out the full collection here.

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Poppies & Posies Bourbon BarDon’t get me wrong, we love flowers, but have to admit that often paper plays just as big of a role in the overall wedding design as our blooms do. Paper is also a great resource for a destination wedding. It is light, easy to travel with and packs well. That is part of the reason why the night before my wedding my friends I sat around unfolding and fluffing tissue paper pom poms. I found these gorgeous colors here and they turned out to be the perfect travel companion. We used them to line the back of the bourbon bar, which added a touch of color, texture and decor to an otherwise plain table. Dear Jendo did all of the hand lettering on site for me since we weren’t quite sure what we’d be able to snag in duty free ahead of time.
Next up are the mind blowing invitations, welcome boxes, seating cards, and other goodies designed by my dear friend Bryn from Paperfinger!

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