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Usher In Spring With Orchids

There may be a chill outside, but decorating with orchids can help springtime get here a little faster. Delicate and graceful, orchids add an ethereal and pretty touch to weddings, engagement parties, events, and home decor.

1. Shell game. (via Elizabeth Anne Designs)

1. Shell game. (via Elizabeth Anne Designs)

1. Treasures Of The Sea
Forego traditional vases and group orchids in seashells instead to create this unexpected centerpiece. Use a combination of our Light Pink Cymbidium Orchid Spray and Vintage Cream Orchids and arrange them in this 6-8in Lightning Whelk.

2. Chic black.

2. Chic black.

2. Burst Of Color
Silk flower arrangements made with dahlias and Bright Red and Pink Cymbidium Orchid Sprays make a bold and beautiful statement when grouped in sleek Black Glass Cylinder Vases.

3. Ceremony seating. (via Caplan Miller)

3. Ceremony seating. (via Caplan Miller)

3. Garden Scene
Bring the elegance of a castle courtyard inside by pairing orchids arranged in urns with boxwood backdrops. Create this scene by placing our White Phalaenopsis Orchid Plants in vintage-look Brown Old Gold Fiberglass Urns. Use this 20 x 20in Boxwood Mat for the wall and place the urn on a small pedestal in front of it.

4. Inside game. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

4. Inside game. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

4. Unexpected Arrangement
Put a twist on a classic artificial flower arrangement by showcasing the blooms inside the vase, as Better Homes and Gardens demonstrated. Start by gently twisting a palm frond in our Clear Glass Cylinder Vase, and then add a White Cymbidium Orchid Spray. Complete the display by floating a single orchid blossom at the bottom of the vase.

5. Monochromatic exotics. (via L'Olivier)

5. Monochromatic exotics. (via L’Olivier)

5. Rainforest In Green
Keep it green with this lush arrangement by L’Olivier Floral Atelier, one of our featured designers. Get the look by surrounding Green Cymdium Orchid Sprays with Fresh Banana Leaves in one of our glass rectangular centerpiece vases.

6. Cascading blooms.

6. Cascading blooms.

6. Pure White
White Phalaenopsis Orchid Sprays in clear glass cylinder vases and accented with prefilled votives create a soft and elegant tablescape.

7. Straight from the runway. (via BRIDES)

7. Straight from the runway. (via BRIDES)

7. Fashion Centerpiece
For this BRIDES magazine feature, floral designer Bridget Vizoso created an arrangement inspired by a gorgeous gown from designer Zuhair Murad. She blended exotics like orchids, passion vines, amaranths and monstera leaves with bridal classics like roses, sweet peas, lisianthus and ranunculus in a luxurious Polished Brass Urn for an arrangement that’s opulent and sensual.

8. A room with a view. (via Carlos Mota)

8. A room with a view. (via Carlos Mota)

8. Natural Beauty
There’s strength in numbers. Put our sprawling 38in Fresh Tree Orchid in Standard Clay Pots to bring some of the outside in.

9. Bottled up. (via Style Me Pretty)

9. Bottled up. (via Style Me Pretty)

9. Golden Hues
The feathery-soft yellow blooms of this Tiger Orchid Spray are gorgeously framed when placed in our Vintage Mercury Glass Bottles.

10. Mix and match.

10. Mix and match.

10. Effortless Charm
One or two single orchid stems placed in etched glass bottle bud vases are downright charming, especially with mixed-and-matched colors. Go with our Green, Purple and White Phalaenopsis Orchids and our Pink, Red & White Camellia Sprays.

11.Corner beauties. (via The Martha Blog)

11.Corner beauties. (via The Martha Blog)

11. Elevated Display
Mixing succulents and orchids is unexpected, but the result is stunning. A no-fail method is to group together a hodge-podge mix of succulents and our Mint & Burgundy Lady Slipper Orchid Plants arranged in these Mossed Redstone Rose Pots with Saucers. Place the pots on tall pedestal tables and group them together to add interest to an empty corner.

THE SOURCES
1. Elizabeth Anne Designs. Photo: KT Merry Photography. 2. Pinterest. 3. Caplan Miller. 4. Better Homes and Gardens. 5. L’Olivier Floral Atelier. 6. Pinterest. 7. BRIDES/Bridget Vizoso. 8. Carlos Mota: A Touch Of Style. 9. Style Me Pretty. Photo: Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema. 10. Photo: Peter Tak. 11. The Martha Blog.

How To Use Our Bestsellers For 2017’s Top 10 Event Decorating Trends

New year, new events, and an exciting chance to freshen up your decor and create unforgettable moments. Learn how to use our bestselling products of 2016 for 2017’s top 10 decorating trends.

1. Flower walls. (via BRIDES)

1. Flower walls. (via BRIDES)

1. Boxwood Backdrops
Lush and verdant, faux boxwood mats hung on walls create a gorgeous backdrop for events that brings the outside in. Hang several of our 20 x 20in Boxwood Mats at the end of the wedding aisle and attach dozens of bright silk flowers for a ceremony background that’s perfect for a fairytale romance. Boxwood mats hung behind the bar, the buffet or dessert tables and then adorned with butterflies is equally whimsical and charming.

2. Go green. (via The Cut)

2. Go green. (via The Cut)

2. Monochromatic Centerpieces
2017 calls for elegant and refined monochromatic centerpieces that add an air of sophistication to events. Arrange blooms and plants in the same color family, like these Lady’s slipper orchids, green jade roses, jasmine vines, coleus fishnet stockings, and unripened peaches in our stately Antique Black Lion Handle Urn, and then display these centerpieces down the length of dining tables for a refined look.

3. Pretty in pink. (via Colin Cowie Weddings)

3. Pretty in pink. (via Colin Cowie Weddings)

3. Everything Peonies
Roses, move aside: everything’s coming up peonies this year. With their large blooms and sumptuous colors, peony arrangements stun as centerpieces, especially when surrounded by pretty candlelight from glass candle holders. Choose rich pink peonies, arrange them in a glass vase, then accent them with tea lights in our 4 ½in Cut Glass Squares Votive Holders. Let peonies grace the rest of the event space too, with large, pale pink arrangements for the bar.

4. A touch of Marrakesh. (via Style Me Pretty)

4. A touch of Marrakesh. (via Style Me Pretty)

4. Moroccan Accents
Gilded Moroccan accents add sensuality and a touch of wanderlust to event decor that’s very of the moment. Use our Antique Bronze Mahal & Taj Square Lanterns to create an intimate and warm glow around the space. Pair the lanterns with silk flowers in dark shades of red and purple and richly patterned tapestries hung behind or above tables for texture. Plush cushions and soft fabrics spread across seating areas make the space even more enticing, turning your event into a destination.

5. Farm to table. (via Fox Fodder Farm)

5. Farm to table. (via Fox Fodder Farm)

5. Potted Plant Centerpieces
Potted plants go from shabby to chic in 2017, especially as centerpieces. The key is to group plants in pots with clean, smooth lines, like our 4in & 6in Antique Brass Vases. Arrange the plants in groups along the table for a breath-of-fresh-air vibe that’s very modern garden party.

6. Bringing nature in. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

6. Bringing nature in. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

6. Decorating With Natural Elements
Reconsider how you can bring outdoor elements indoors this year by deconstructing nature with small pieces scattered around an event space. Split our 24-in Fern Bush and place a few stems in our Clear Medicine Bottle Bud Vases; the look is delicate and pretty, arranged on a mantel or table. The bud vases can also be used to hold small, single flower stems, putting the spotlight on their natural beauty without distractions.

7. Mirror, mirror. (via Colin Cowie Weddings)

7. Mirror, mirror. (via Colin Cowie Weddings)

7. High-Shine Wedding Vases
Expect to shine bright in 2017 with mirrors used heavily in wedding vases for sparkling tablescapes. Create romantic floral arrangements with purple and lavender tulips, calla lilies, lilacs and roses in our 5in & 7in Beveled Edge Mirror Cube Vases for your tables. Surround the arrangements with tea lights in our 3in Reflective Mirror Tea Light Holders. The candlelight from these mirrored vessels will bounce and dance across the tables.

8. All for one. (via Bon Appétit)

8. All for one. (via Bon Appétit)

8. Single-Flower Arrangements
Bud vases are lovely for small flowers, but dare to go big in 2017 too with oversized blooms using one flower for the whole arrangement. A great way to show off large blooms like dahlias, garden roses, sunflowers, or ranunculus, is with a tight bouquet in our shiny Polished Brass Vases.

9. Go long. (via Veranda)

9. Go long. (via Veranda)

9. Banquet-style Wedding Tables
Wedding dining tables will be larger in scale in 2017. Create a feast fit for a newlywed king and queen by setting up one giant table for guests, banquet-style. The larger-than-life arrangement suits the momentousness of the day, and the spirited after-party that’s sure to come. For a natural, rustic look that tempers the oversized set-up, go with white tablecloths and napkins and simple arrangements of plants, moss, and flowers grouped in our Round White Birch Vases. Finish with votive candles in our 4in Birch Tea Light Holders with Glass Inserts.

10. Gold rush. (via Eddie Ross)

10. Gold rush. (via Eddie Ross)

10. Black & Gold Wedding Colors
Chic black and gold will be a top color scheme for weddings in 2017, creating a sophisticated and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Black table runners stand out against starched-white linens, while all-white flower arrangements in pretty wedding vases lend a soft touch. Finish with our Gold Candelabra & Candlesticks for height and drama.

THE SOURCES
1. BRIDES. 2. New York Magazine. 3. Colin Cowie Weddings. 4. Style Me Pretty. 5. Vogue / Fox Fodder Farm. 6. Better Homes and Gardens. 7. Colin Cowie Weddings. 8. Bon Appétit. 9. Veranda. 10. Eddie Ross. All Jamali Garden product images by Peter Tak.

Decorating With Boxwood

Lush boxwood adds a natural element to decor for everything from weddings to dinner parties. Hang boxwood garlands from the ceiling, arrange boxwood balls as centerpieces, or use boxwood mats as backdrops. The event decorating options are endless. Here are some ways to decorate with boxwood.

1. Welcome Them to Wonderland. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

1. Welcome Them to Wonderland. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

1. Boxwood Wedding Backdrop
Hang our large boxwood grass mats as a wedding ceremony backdrop. Various shades of green add depth and a realistic look to the mats. Spray-paint an urn dark green, top it with our faux boxwood ball and place it in front of the boxwood backdrop.

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2. Carolina Herrera's pick. (via BRIDES)

2. Carolina Herrera’s pick. (via BRIDES)

2. Table Accents
Add some green to a tablescape with pinks, black, white, and gold with these 4-inch boxwood balls placed next to the flower arrangements.

3. From above. (via Vogue)

3. From above. (via Vogue)

3. Boxwood Chandeliers
Keep your wedding or event tables simple and modern with white linens, white plates, and clear glassware and suspend bunches of long, free-flowing boxwood strands dotted with white flowers above the table.

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4. Wedding chairs.

4. Wedding chairs.

4. Wreaths
For the bride’s and groom’s seats, hang our preserved boxwood wreaths from the backs of their chairs with a large ribbon.

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5. Enchanted elegance. (via the knot)

5. Enchanted elegance. (via the knot)

5. Boxwood Garlands
Hang preserved boxwood garlands above opulent dining tables to create this fairytale wedding look.

6a. Preppy stripes. (via BRIDES)

6a. Preppy stripes. (via BRIDES)

6. Wedding Ceremony Details
All eyes will be on your ceremony details when boxwood ball topiaries line the aisle. Use ribboned boxwood wreaths hung from the backs of chairs to mark reserved seats.

6b. Reserved seats. (via BRIDES)

6b. Reserved seats. (via BRIDES)

7. Under glass.

7. Under glass.

7. Cloches
Display preserved boxwood balls and other objects under elegant glass cloches for a unique non-floral centerpiece.

8. Big and tall.

8. Big and tall.

8. Modern Entrance
Place our large, 16-inch boxwood balls on top of tall pedestals to create a stately entrance for a wedding or event.

9. Informal topiaries. (via Real Simple)

9. Informal topiaries. (via Real Simple)

9. Topiaries
Preserved boxwood and asparagus ball topiaries add charm to event spaces. Group topiaries in galvanized zinc trays to dress up window sills or accent tables.

10. Backyard reception. (via Martha Stewart Weddings).

10. Backyard reception. (via Martha Stewart Weddings).

10. Indoor Garden
Create the feel of a blooming indoor garden in your reception tent for a classic wedding with hydrangeas arranged in urns and table centerpieces of garden roses, peonies, and greenery. Finish by hanging flowering boxwood garlands above the tables.

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THE SOURCES
1. Martha Stewart Weddings. 2. BRIDES. 3. Vogue/Pinterest. 4. Pinterest. 5. the knot. 6. BRIDES. 7. Bell jars. Photo: Peter Tak. 8. Pinterest. 9. Real Simple. 10. Martha Stewart Weddings.

Host A Valentine’s Day Cocktail Party

Celebrate the beauty of love with a chic Valentine’s Day cocktail party. Keep the decor elegant with a playful edge. Here are some great decor ideas.

1. 3-D chintz. (via Martha Stewart)

1. 3-D chintz. (via Martha Stewart)

1. Magnetic Flowers
Curtains and tablecloths on bars and snack tables at a Valentine’s Day cocktail party get a pretty upgrade with magnetic flowers. Gather silk flowers in romantic hues of pink, apricot and fuchsia and use fabric glue to secure small mini-magnets to the back of each flower. Place mini magnets on the other side of the fabric to attach the flowers. And when you think flower district NYC, think Jamali Garden for all your silk flowers.

2. Chalk it up to clarity.

2. Chalk it up to clarity.

2. Slate Heart
Write the party’s featured cocktails with chalk on these slate hearts with hemp rope and place on the bar. You could also use the hearts for table numbers.

3. Don't say it with a dozen roses.

3. Don’t say it with a dozen roses.

3. Bold Red Flowers
A large vase of roses is standard, so instead do something different with the floral arrangements at your Valentine’s Day cocktail party with a bouquet of red amaryllis, tulips, and carnations in our matte black ceramic cube vases.

4. Love seats. (via Style Me Pretty)

4. Love seats. (via Style Me Pretty)

4. Charming Seats
Love will be in the air when you hang this wool felt heart garland on the backs of chairs or along the edges of the bar. Corral cocktail accoutrements, like stirrers, in mini bud vases and square vases.

5. Trending hues.

5. Trending hues.

5. Ombré Arrangement
Create an ombré effect by arranging lilies, asters, tulips, roses, Queen Anne’s lace, and carnations by color in our mirror strips vases.

6. Romantic Tablescapes. (via Colin Cowie Weddings)

6. Romantic tablescapes. (via Colin Cowie Weddings)

6. Sparkling Votives
Sparkling vases and votive holders add modern charm to bar counters and dining tables. Place roses in silver julep cup vases and group them on mirrored table runners for extra shine. Cast a romantic, glimmering light by accenting the vases with deep tea lights placed in ribbed and embellished antique mercury glass votive holders.

7. Love on display.

7. Love on display.

7. Red Wood Hearts
Add a touch of whimsy with these thin red wooden hearts. Group the hearts in teak wood bowls and place on the bar, or scatter the hearts across tables.

8. A winning combo. (via Martha Stewart)

8. A winning combo. (via Martha Stewart)

8. Sweet Bouquet
Place a large bouquet of red tulips or roses in a glass cylinder vase. Place this container in a larger glass vase, then fill in the surrounding space with red jellybeans, candy hearts or cinnamon drops.

9. Love-ly bites. (via say yes)

9. Love-ly bites. (via say yes)

9. Heart-shaped Bar Snacks
Serve fun bar snacks like heart-shaped pretzels on antique brass trays.

10. Glass hearts.

10. Glass hearts.

10. Bud Vases
Arrange single spray roses in glass heart bud vases and mini bud vases for tables and bar counters.

11. Old world reds.

11. Old world reds.

11. Antique Glow
Channel romantic, vintage glamour with tea lights placed in colored antique tapered votive holders.

12. Sweet hearts. (via Martha Stewart)

12. Sweet hearts. (via Martha Stewart)

12. Heart Cookies
Show your love and affection with these Martha Stewart heart cookies. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to stamp the cornmeal cookies, and once baked cover the shape with a pink glaze.

13. Go low. (via Martha Stewart)

13. Go low. (via Martha Stewart)

13. Single Roses
Don’t forget the powder room: Cut the stems short on single white, pink, or violet roses and place the roses in square crystal candleholders.

14. Red cakes. (via HGTV)

14. Red cakes. (via HGTV)

14. Red Velvet Heart Cake
After cocktails, enjoy a decadent red velvet cake. Show off the confection on a crystal cake plate.

THE SOURCES
1. Martha Stewart. 2. Slate Heart With Chalk. 3. The Wall Street Journal. 4. Style Me Pretty. Photo: Carla Ten Eyk. 5. Florists’ Review. 6. Colin Cowie Weddings. 7. Red Hearts. 8. Martha Stewart. 9. Say Yes. 10. Glass Heart Bud Vases. 11. Antiqued Tapered Votive Holders. 12. Martha Stewart. 13. Martha Stewart. 14. HGTV. 2, 7, 10, & 11 Photos: Peter Tak.

Bud Vases

Small floral arrangements and single stems make a beautiful statement in bud vases.

1. Clear winners.

1. Clear winners.

1. Lily Of The Valley In Clear Ball Vases
Place one or two lily of the valley stems in clear ball vases, then run them down the center of a crisp white table for a fresh and elegant wedding setting.

2. Rose Array. (via Martha Stewart)

2. Rose Array. (via Martha Stewart)

2. Deconstructed Arrangement
Group together single roses placed in pedestal bud vases. It’s easy and economical.

3. Go green.

3. Go green.

3. Serene Nature
Place single stems of thistle, ivy, and eucalyptus in a mix of our teardrop and test tube bud vases and clear milk bottle vases.

4. Green tablescape. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

4. Green tablescape. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

4. Dinner In Paradise
Group ferns and other tropical flowers in a mix of mini glass urn vases and textured bud vases in round and bottle shapes for an effortless centerpiece. Accent the bud vases and tropical feel with green and gold tableware and linens.

5. Tall and skinny. (via Bon Appétit)

5. Tall and skinny. (via Bon Appétit)

5. Ethereal Blooms
Aromatic herbs, grass, and wildflowers in clear glass bottle vases look airy and free. This mix includes rosemary, Queen Anne’s lace, thistle, and anemones.

6. Table No. 4. (via Wedding Wire)

6. Table No. 4. (via Wedding Wire)

6. Succulent Centerpieces
Stick table numbers into earthy succulent arrangements, and surround them with yellow craspedia in white ceramic teardrop bud vases.

7. Take a seat. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

7. Take a seat. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

7. Seating Cards Arrangement
Add a pretty point of interest to an escort cards table by placing white and pink orchids in bottle bud vases; to get the look, mix our medicine bottles and our mini bud vases.

8. Monochrome mix. (via Home)

8. Monochrome mix. (via Home)

8. Mantel Decor
Group snowball hydrangea, premier hydrangea, and green hydrangea bunches in colored bottle bud vases and glass water bottles and place on a mantel.

9. A sweet trio. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

9. A sweet trio. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

9. Soft White
For winter weddings or modern events, take a cue from Martha Stewart and arrange white carnations or sweet peas in white ceramic vases. Set them on a windowsill or make them part of a centerpiece.

10.  Leaves only.

10. Leaves only.

10. Fern Focus
Place ferns in clear glass bottle bud vases to effortlessly bring the outside in. Create your own mix with a selection from our line of wholesale vases.

THE SOURCES
1. Pinterest. 2. Martha Stewart. 3. Pinterest. 4. Martha Stewart Weddings. 5. Bon Appétit. 6. WeddingWire. 7. Martha Stewart Weddings. 8. Home. 9. Martha Stewart Weddings. 10. Pinterest.

New Year’s Eve Party

If there’s a time to bring out the glitz and glamour, it’s New Year’s Eve, the night to leave behind the past and make a toast to all the tantalizing opportunities the new year brings. For your New Year’s Eve soiree, make sure the decor matches the night’s carefree and optimistic spirit, and be sure clink your glasses to these New Year’s Eve party ideas.

1. Champagne flute arrangements. (via Martha Stewart)

1. Champagne flute arrangements. (via Martha Stewart)

1. Flowers For A Fresh Year
Flowers symbolize life, new beginnings and chances to grow. Serve up this fresh energy with champagne flute arrangements on a silver platter. Choose flowers in varying shades of the same color family, like this grape ranunculus spray and pink and wine stem roses.

2. A gold stand.

2. A gold stand.

2. Let Them Eat Fruit
Decadence is in order to celebrate the new year. Fill our gold-finish tiered cake stand with scrumptious fruit like donut peaches, champagne grapes, figs, persimmons, and melon. You could also pile the cake stand with cupcakes and sugar-dusted pastries. Continue the decadence with gold pillar holders and vases.

3. One night at the disco.

3. One night at the disco.

3. Hit The Dance Floor
Dance your way into 2017 with clusters of disco balls hung from the ceiling. Go with a mix of our 8- and 12-inch silver mirror ball ornaments and our 8-inch champagne sequin gold balls.

4. Blossoming backdrop.

4. Blossoming backdrop.

4. Shine Bright Bar
Dazzle guests by serving up drinks at a radiant bar lit with a warm glow. Hang our rice lights, embellished with paper and vellum floral decorations, around the bar. Set out your prettiest spirits alongside gleaming glassware and matching stirrers in glass cylinder vases for classy cocktails all night long. Use shiny metal buckets to hold ice and champagne.

5. Party over here. (via Oh Happy Day)

5. Party over here. (via Oh Happy Day)

5. Color Garlands
Multicolored felt garlands hung every which way exude endless cheer and energy for your New Year’s Eve party decor. Mix and match our felt bunting flag garlands and mini star garlands for a festive and fun party space.

6. Tissue ball centerpieces. (via Martha Weddings)

6. Tissue ball centerpieces. (via Martha Weddings)

6. Pop-Up Centerpiece
Add some larger-than-life flair to your New Year’s Eve celebration decor with a pop-up centerpiece. Stick large honeycomb tissue paper balls on dowels, and then arrange them in our silver urns filled with crinkled paper.

7. Candy is dandy.

7. Candy is dandy.

7. Supersized Dessert Bar
Here’s a delicious New Year’s Eve party idea: Give your dessert bar a modern refresh by using a few large glass vases jars instead of small candy jars. Fill our fishbowl vases with a curated selection of sweets that match your color scheme. Tape balloons to the wall behind the dessert bar to add to the oversized whimsy.

8a. In the clear.

8a. In the clear.

8. Glass Votives
New Year’s Eve calls for votives and candles that burn the midnight oil in style. We love the modern look of these thick glass tea light holders. For classic looks that even include some gilding, go with our etched glass votive holders with gold rims. Put them on every suitable surface for warm candlelight.

8b. Gold rims.

8b. Gold rims.

9. Five-Minute Wow.

9. Five-Minute Wow.

9. On-point Poinsettias
Poinsettias get a refresh when single stems are placed in silver and pewter bud vases. Let single vases stand on their own for a singular statement, or group them on a mantel for extra impact.

10. In sync with the season.

10. In sync with the season.

10. Art Imitates Life
Take a cue from floral designer Lindsey Taylor and add artistic drama to your New Year’s Eve soiree with flower arrangements of red amaryllis, a protea flower, and Magnolia grandiflora leaves in our glass vases in washed rattan cages, arrangements echoing the one in the 1928 painting “Marguerite Kelsey” by Meredith Frampton.

THE SOURCES
1. Martha Stewart. 2. Photo: Peter Tak. 3. Pinterest. 4. Martha Stewart Weddings. 5. Oh Happy Day. 6. Martha Stewart Weddings. 7. Martha Stewart Weddings. 8a & 8b. Photo: Peter Tak. 9. Real Simple. 10. The Wall Street Journal.

Floral Christmas Trees

Breathe new life into your holiday decor with a floral Christmas tree. Decorating your fir or spruce with bright silk flowers instead of more traditional ornaments has become the trend of the season. It’s fresh, unexpected, and it evokes the splendor and vitality of the holidays.

1.  Floral-Fantasy Christmas Tree

1. Floral-Fantasy Christmas Tree

1. Flower Wonderland
Turn your Christmas tree into a holiday garden party by decorating it with our silk flowers and 25mm gold ball ornaments, which are set on picks for easy attachment. For a charming and pretty tree, use silk hydrangea sprays, white lilies and cherry blossom branches.

2. Vintage-looks: Silver tinsel with pink roses.

2. Vintage-looks: Silver tinsel with pink roses.

2. Silver & Pink
An all-silver tinsel tree with floral decorations recalls vintage glamour. Stick with one type of flower for maximum sophistication and impact. Here, oversized silk pink roses steal the show with romance, but you could also use lilies or dahlias to create your silver floral tree.

3. Tinsel trees and flowers.

3. Tinsel trees and flowers.

3. Shiny Holiday Display
Create a shiny holiday display with geometric trees and white flowers. Place silver tinsel trees on top of our polished aluminum pots. Accent with Dusty Miller and white magnolias arranged in silver julep cups and almond vases and group them together for a magnificent winter garden.

4. Ombre rose tree. (via Wedding Chicks)

4. Ombre rose tree. (via Wedding Chicks)

4. Upside-down Floral Tree
Who says holiday trees need to be upright? Add extra whimsy to your Christmas party or winter wedding with elegant floral trees hanging from the ceiling. Start with three embroidery hoops: 12-, 8-, and 6-inches. String the hoops together with fishing line, going from largest to smallest. Snip the stems and leaves off pink hazy days roses, pink eternity vintage roses, and cream vintage roses, and attach them to the hoops with floral wire and floral tape.

5. Rose topiaries. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

5. Rose topiaries. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

5. Tabletop Trees
Arrange red roses, white roses, and green roses into monochromatic cone topiaries and set them in silver trumpet vases as festive tabletop trees. Use trumpet vases of varying sizes and place them on mantles or down the center of long tables for a winter wedding.

With silk flowers, and some imagination, you can create show-stopping floral Christmas trees that will be the unforgettable focal point of your holiday decor.

THE SOURCES
1. Martha Stewart Living. 2. Pinterest. 3. Better Homes and Gardens. 4. Wedding Chicks. 5. Martha Stewart Weddings.

Designer Spotlight… by Elias

Meet Bevin Elias of by Elias, the Brooklyn, New York based design firm whose floral display and design work we’ve been admiring for some time, and are now thrilled to share.

Bevin Elias

Bevin Elias

Jamali Garden: Tell us about your background.
by Elias Design: I was born in Grenada and made my home in Brooklyn. I worked as a member of the fashion community for companies such as Tommy Hilfiger, Club Monaco, Armani, Cartier, and Brioni, performing duties in the Visual and Creative Departments. During my time at Cartier, I had the opportunity to expand on my day to day product presentation tasks by incorporating floral design into our visual presentations, boutique layouts, and events. It was there that I got the chances to learn and work beside power house designers and colleagues with impressive resumes filled with design and floral wonders.

A table at Brooklyn  Circus with proteas, thistle, Queens Anne's lace, and greenery in black urns.

A table at Brooklyn Circus with proteas, thistle, Queens Anne’s lace, and seasonal fall greenery in black urns.

JG: When did you start by Elias Design?
bED: I founded by Elias Design in 2013. We provide sophisticated, yet impactful, visual presentation to serve as the finishing touches for our clients across the globe. At by Elias we aim to present the most unique and eye catching designs that motivate and evoke positive emotion while impacting all five senses. This dedication, coupled with a diligent attention to our clients’ satisfaction, is our modus operandi.

Antique hydrangea, South African King Protea, and red roses.

Antique hydrangea, South African King Protea, and red roses.

JG: How would you describe your floral & decor style?
bED: My design execution is based on the defining principle to motivate others. “Motivation through great Design” is what I preach to all. I love to build and group monochromatic elements, floral, and everyday objects, to create a lasting moment guests can take away.

A ceremony aisle with groups of floating candles in three vessels: two glass cylinder vases and a ball votive holder.

A ceremony aisle with groups of floating candles in three vessels: two glass cylinder vases and a ball votive holder.

JG: We observed this and love how you mix and layer all things similar, and the very unexpected. Tell us a little why and how you make it come together.
bED: Many things look great by themselves, but grouped, especially in odd numbers, they create impact and become interactive. I always lean towards triangular groupings of design elements and play on height when given the opportunity.

Hydrangeas and succulents mix with driftwood and river stones.

Hydrangeas and succulents mix with driftwood and river stones.

JG: This is a great example of that, as if all the pieces are in a delicate balance.
bED: This was for a Spring/Summer 2014 Brioni Press Day Presentation. Cement trays held black river stones with driftwood, dotted with succulents, while a glass vase with hydrangeas rounded out this set up.

This table centerpiece includes driftwood and succulents.

A wedding centerpiece that also includes driftwood and succulents.

The white and green floral centerpiece.

The white and green floral centerpiece.

JG: White and green always gets us.
bED: This table was from an August wedding. I do more private dinners, and corporate events than weddings, but would love to explore the wedding market more. The arrangement’s in a brass urn and has white hydrangeas, snapdragons, ranunculus, freesia, Tibet roses, Silver Dollar & spiral eucalyptus.

An an arrangement high above in New York City.

An an arrangement high above in New York City.

From the top: an arrangement set in a mirror tray.

From the top: an arrangement set in a mirror tray.

JG: We loved this arrangement, and still do, and featured it in our ‘GET INTO PLATINUM’ blog post. Where was this?
bED: This was on a private Fifth Avenue rooftop. The arrangement of dahlias, astilbe, amaranthus, White Owl King Protea, spiral eucalyptus, and chestnut pods, was in a platinum catora bowl surrounded by a cut succulent, ghost-wood, and a few silver mercury glass votives.

A terra-cotta tray with succulents.

A terracotta tray with succulents.

JG: We spotted a lot of succulents in your designs. Why do you love working with them?
bED: Succulents are my favorite plant and design element to work with. They are natural wonders in their rigidity, organic beauty, and always evoke emotion when used out of the ordinary.

JG: What are two of your favorite Jamali Garden items?
bED: I love working with the black nickel urns. They add a level of classic sophistication and serve as a great base for simple or grand floral designs. I can’t live without the tall glass cylinder vases. I use them as elevation elements, candle holders, and a modern touch of height for larger designs.

Holiday Trend Alert: Gold & Brass

Shiny gold and brass will be big this season, as these mesmerizing metallics take over your holiday decor. Playful in the way they reflect light and bringing both drama and a luxe look, make brass and gold vases and bowls part of your winter wonderland. Deck the halls and then make them dazzle with these 10 ways to decorate with gold and brass.

1. Gold magnolia. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

1. Gold magnolia. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

1. Metallic Magnolias
Steel magnolias, move aside; all eyes will be on gold branches and blooms this holiday season. Spray-paint artificial magnolias in gold and affix them to the backs of dining chairs, or the sides of chairs that line your wedding aisle, for a stunning statement.

2. A glowing focal point. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

2. A glowing focal point. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

2. Golden Glow
Create a glowing focal point on a mantel or around a guestbook: Attach gold and silver candy wrappers to the outside of glass cylinders using spray adhesive, then place white pillar candles inside.

3. Mixed metallics.

3. Mixed metallics.

3. Mix Your Metals
Set a warm and inviting holiday dinner table with a centerpiece of gold and mauve roses, starflower-scabiosa seed heads, and silvery begonia leaves in a an antique gold bowl. Continue with gold flatware, gold salt and pepper shakers, and for candlelight, copper mercury glass votive holders and vintage silver gravy boats with tea lights.

4. Brown + Chartreuse + Gold (via Southern Living)

4. Brown + Chartreuse + Gold (via Southern Living)

4. Brightened-Up Brown
Brown gets new life with greens and bold metallic accents. Accent brown patterned plates and napkins with gold cutlery, napkin rings, and votive holders, like these square antique light gold votive holders.

5. Table Numbers 2.

5. Table Numbers 2.

5. Glittery Flowers
Mirror the sparkle of a blanket of freshly fallen snow in the moonlight by spraying some flowers with gold and silver paint and dusting some petals with metallic glitter. Put them in a polished brass vase, that doubles as a table number with adhesive vinyl numbers, and surround your arrangement with candles in glass vases.

6. Hot Pink + Gold. (via Lonny)

6. Hot Pink + Gold. (via Lonny)

6. Pretty In Pink
Fuchsia, hot pink, or apricot are unexpected holiday colors, but anchoring them with gold or brass accents gives them new life for a New Year’s Eve dinner or party. Pile fresh fruits in brass bowls for a fresh touch.

7. Blooms in bowls. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

7. Blooms in bowls. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

7. Rustic Centerpieces
Use gold to add warmth to rustic tablescapes, like these brass bowls with dahlias and berries.

8. Channel Marrackech.

8. Channel Marrackech.

8. Moroccan Wonderland
Escape to Marrakech this holiday season when you make Moroccan lanterns, hammered antique brass bowls with floating flowers, and soft, gauzy fabrics part of your decor.

9. Ready for ranunculus. (via Mimosa Boston)

9. Ready for ranunculus. (via Mimosa Boston)

9. Embrace The Wild
Celebrate the energy of the season with an unrestrained floral arrangement of thistle, ranunuculus, eucaluptus, and other greens, set in an antique brass scalloped pedestal bowl.

10. Branch out. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

10. Branch out. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

10. Fairytale Chandelier
Gold branches decorated with silk flowers and leaves makes for a breathtaking chandelier right out of a storybook.

THE SOURCES
1. Martha Stewart Weddings. 2. Martha Stewart Weddings. 3. Martha Stewart Living. 4. Southern Living. 5. Martha Stewart Weddings. 6. Lonny. 7. Better Homes and Gardens. 8. BRIDES. 9. Mimosa Boston. 10. Martha Stewart Weddings.

Designer Spotlight… Bride & Blossom

This month, we’re thrilled to feature the beautiful floral, wedding, and event stylings of Rachel Trimarco of New York City’s Bride & Blossom.

Rachel Trimarco

Rachel Trimarco

Jamali Garden: How did you get your start in floral and event design?
Bride & Blossom: Prior to Bride & Blossom, I wore various hats in financial sales, public relations, and TV news production. While planning my own wedding in 2008, I got inspired to pursue floral design professionally. I went ahead and assembled a team and worked directly with distributors to bring my vision to life. When I got back from my honeymoon, my venue coordinator called me saying several brides were interested in using “my florist”! It was the perfect opportunity to start my own business, and soon enough Bride & Blossom was born!

Arrangement of dusty miller, geranium leaves, green lisianthus, and white Tibet roses.

Arrangement of dusty miller, geranium leaves, green lisianthus, and white Tibet roses.

JG: How would you describe your floral and decor style?
B&B: Our style emphasizes elegantly curated colors and textures, with acute attention to detail and placement. We’ve decorated over 700 weddings and witnessed an incredible shift in the industry in both design technique and the integration of digital inspiration through Pinterest and social media. We’re constantly challenging ourselves with exceptional arrangements and complex installations.

The bride with a cascading orchid bouquet.

The bride with a cascading orchid bouquet.

JG: We love this beautiful bride and her gorgeous bouquet.
B&B: This was from the gorgeous wedding of Nicole and Frank at The Woodmere Club on the South Shore of Long Island. Nicole chose Phalaenopsis orchids for her bouquet. The cascading bouquet’s lavender and pink tones paired beautifully with her luminous gown.

Orchid centerpieces in mirror vases.

Orchid centerpieces in mirror vases.

JG: Tell us about the two kinds of centerpieces you designed for this wedding.
B&B: Orchids were a recurring theme at the ceremony and reception, tying everything together with a bold, modern finish. This centerpiece featured floating candles rising above fresh pink orchids in square mirror vases surrounded by more candlelight from square votives.

The tall, orchid and manzanita centerpiece.

The tall, orchid and manzanita centerpiece.

B&B: The high centerpieces paired even more orchids with sandblasted manzanita branches. The natural cascade of orchids and sprawling manzanita branches married this modern look with a natural, spontaneous shape.

The escort card table.

The escort card table.

JG: Where was this arrangement used?
B&B: This was the escort card table. Orchids galore! We had orchids in tall glass vases and single blooms in smaller cylinders.

Hydrangea ball centerpieces.

Hydrangea ball centerpieces.

JG: We’re mad about purple so we particularly love this table.
B&B: This was from the wedding of my close friend and colleague Lindsay at the Castle Hotel and Spa in Tarrytown. The high centerpieces are made up of rounded purple hydrangeas, while the base arrangements include eggplant calla lilies, ocean song roses, clematis vines, and purple hydrangeas in mirror strip vases.

JG: When designing your events do you prefer long tables and what’s their advantage with over rounds?
B&B: Long tables have become increasingly popular and we love how much space there is to work with from a design standpoint. They allow for a lot of variance in shape and texture, and allow us to layer different design elements, which is an exciting advantage.

A long table with white florals and tall tapers in crystal candelabras.

A long table with white florals and tall tapers in crystal candelabras.

JG: Do you have any advice for brides & grooms, or tips for planning great weddings and events?
B&B: The most important thing is to not to let the frenzy of planning get in the way of enjoying your spectacular day together in the company of family and loved ones. It’s easy to get caught up obsessing over every detail that you forget to have fun and be in the moment. From a design perspective, its important to come in having done some research to get a sense of the types of flowers and styles of arrangements you like. Being able to communicate your vision will make the collaborative design process with your florist go much more smoothly. It’s also important to consider the many variables that contribute to floral design pricing. Brides often ask about pricing without have a sense of what they want. The sky’s the limit, so be sure to decide on a budget prior to beginning the design process.

JG: What are some of your favorite Jamali Garden items?
B&B: We definitely love all of the mercury glass options. A beautiful vase can make all the difference in enhancing overall decor, and Jamali Garden has such a wide array of shapes and colors to choose from. We also love the crystal candelabras and candleholders which we use very frequently for clean, contemporary looks. Light reflects so beautifully against crystal and can really add that pop of magic. We’ve also been using more and more lanterns, which are a flexible way to punctuate many different styles and aesthetics.

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