Vibrant Hudson Valley Wedding

We are so in love with Elena and Matt and their amazing photographer Matt Miller from Diamond Eyes!  Check out these very un-boring shots from their wedding at The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, NY.  The bride loved a lot of color and flowers were a huge priority for their wedding…music to our ears and so much fun to create!

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Look, the boutonnieres and bouquets survived the mayhem on the hill!

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Congratulations Elena & Matt!

All images courtesy of Matt Miller of Diamond Eyes Photography

 

Hudson Valley Wedding at The Ham House

The Ham House in Tivoli, New York has some of the most gorgeous grounds we’ve ever seen.  Michiyo and John chose the meticulously restored Italiante mansion because of their affinity for all things vintage and classic. Their wedding theme was inspired by their shared loved of literature.

The bride's sister holding bouquets of peonies, ranunculus and orchids

The bride’s sister holding bouquets of peonies, ranunculus and orchids

Books filled with flowers could be found on all the dining tables.

Books filled with flowers could be found on all the dining tables.

Peonies and garden roses wait for the bride and groom at the Ham House ceremony table.

Peonies and garden roses wait for the bride and groom at the Ham House ceremony table.

Pretty Summer bridal bouquet.

Pretty Summer bridal bouquet.

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Vntage books and garden roses adorn the sweetheart table.

All images by Steph Giloppe Photography

 

True Florette Featured on Style Me Pretty Living

We are so happy to be featured on Style Me Pretty once again, this time with Stacie Shea Events and Jen Lynne Photography. You can see all the pretty details of this Saint Patrick’s Day dinner party on Style Me Pretty Living‘s party blog.

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May you always have…

Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire

An Irish Blessing

 

 

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True Florette Rustic California Wedding Bouquet

Owning a business and living in metro New York is exciting, but it  was wonderful to return to my sunny home state of California to play with flowers in January! We gathered arm fulls of local California flowers and foliage to create this rustic bouquet during a photo shoot at Sunstone Winery in Santa Inez, California.

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We love wild and rustic bouquets!

Floral Design by Jeanette Kleitz  / Image by Diana Marie Photography

   Chapel Designers Conference, Santa Barbara 2014

Welcome 2014 Brides! Here’s What We’ve Been Up To…

2014 is off to an amazing start! We are so excited to show you a little peak at one of the things we’ve been up to in January. We were so lucky to be able to attend a conference in Santa Barbara, California with a large group of floral designers from around the world (the Chapel Designers) to collaborate on a few styled wedding shoots. I can’t show you too much yet, but the vineyard setting, the talent, and the inspiration were awe-inspiring. Wait till you see the professional photographs which will be released soon!

Second bouquet of the day. There was so much to play with!

Jeanette Kleitz, owner of True Florette, with a rustic bouquet made with local flowers and textural  foliage.

A little glimpse of Sunstone Winery. Photo by fellow Chapel Designer Madeleine Eimer.

In addition to “working” at this lovely villa, we have been very busy booking weddings. Welcome 2014 brides! We’ll see you at Torne Valley Vineyards, The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls,  The Garrison,  The New York Botanical Gardens, Patriot Hills, the Doubletree Hilton Tarrytown, Coveleigh Club, the Surf Club, Waterside North Bergen, Alden Manor, the Renaissance Westchester and many more spectacular venues in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.

WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2014

A heartfelt thank you to all our past couples! We were awarded the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2014 for excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism! The Couples’ Choice Awards recognizes True Florette as amongst the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide. We love what we do and can’t wait to share more beauty with our 2014 couples!

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Best Wedding Bouquets of 2013 by The Chapel Designers

Want to see some really gorgeous bouquets? No really, my heart skipped a beat when I saw these!  True Florette is proud to be featured among these trend-setting bouquets of 2013, presented by wedding industry leader Holly Chapple. The best part is, I’m so happy to call all of these floral designers my friends. We are all part of The Chapel Designers, an incredible movement of small business owners dedicated to the open sharing of ideas and support for one another. We travel far and wide to work at each others studios when an extra hand is needed.  I can’t wait to see which of the Chapel Designers will visit our wedding flower studio in Orangeburg, NY in 2014- we have an incredible year ahead! Don’t you love Holly’s full bouquet pictured below? Visit Holly’s blog to see one of True Florette’s bouquets and feast your eyes on all the stunning  trend-setting bouquets of 2013.

Trend-setting bouquet by my friend and mentor Holly Chapple.

Beautiful beyond words! Bouquet by my friend and mentor Holly Chapple.

FEAST at Round Hill New York Wedding

Rupa and Doug are the sweetest couple and we’ll always remember them as the official first couple to visit our new floral design studio in Orangeburg, NY. Here they are on their wedding day at the lovely Lower Hudson Valley venue FEAST at Roundhill in Washingtonville, NY.

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Rupa’s Bridal Bouquet was filled with ranunculus, garden roses, astilbe, anemone, and white scabiosa flowers.

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Rupa and Doug live in Dallas and found True Forette via The Green Bride Guide. Their love of natural, earthy décor was a perfect fit with one of our favorite design styles.

Details of the Day: Moss Flower Girl Basket and Moss Ring Pillow.

Herbs, mosses, ferns and reclaimed wood were used with a gold, peach and mint color palette. The Escort Card Table held place cards nestled in moss with woodland florals in wood stumps with mixed pods and vines. A sweet birdcage was used to collect cards from guests and keep them safe.

Place Cards nestled in fresh moss.

Place Cards nestled in fresh moss.

Woodland Place Card Table

Woodland Place Card Table

Pretty florals in a gold mercury glass compote.

Pretty florals in a gold mercury glass compote.

We Do! Lovely cake with fresh True Florette Florals and favors for the friends and family.

We Do! Lovely cake with fresh True Florette Florals and favors for friends and family.

Some images from George Street Photo

Blush Composite Bouquet

Blush seems to be the IT color for 2014 weddings! Another trend we’re seeing a lot of on the horizon is the comeback of the Composite Bouquet, also called a Glamelia Bouquet or Dutchess Rose.  What is that, you ask? The composite bouquet is made from a single flower variety, usually a rose or flower with a long-lasting waxy petal such as a cymbidium orchid. The flowers are stripped of their petals and reassembled to create one giant bloom.  Here is our version of the composite bouquet, soft and romantic and tied in lots of pretty flowing satin and velvet ribbon.

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We took the romantic blush Quicksand Rose and created one giant bloom! 

Summer Wedding in New York’s Torne Valley Vineyards

Tara and Richard couldn’t have picked a more perfect day for their intimate wedding at Torne Valley Vineyards in Hillburn, NY. Here photographer Karin von Voigtlander captured the gorgeous couple on the grounds of the Hudson Valley vineyard.

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Some of the finer details of the day, the boutonnieres with fresh sage and raspberries. Don’t you love the adorable tags for the groom and the bridal bouquet?

The bridesmaid bouquet with Yves Piaget Garden roses and plum satin ribbon.

Tara’s lush bouquet was filled with white peonies, ranunculus, fresh mint, white garden roses, beige roses, seeded eucalyptus and berries.

Bouquets waiting for the Bride and Maid of Honor.
Tara and Richard’s compote style centerpieces were overflowing with Yves Piaget garden roses, fresh plums, fresh raspberry sprigs, antique green hydrangea, ranunculus, spray roses, locally-grown dahlia, kiwi vine and mint.

Images courtesy of kvphotography.com

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