Meet the designer of the social event of the year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala, Raúl Àvila, who shares his designs from the this year’s ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology’ dinner. Jamali Garden: Tell us a bit about your background. How did you get your start in […]

With its intriguing texture, bold green color and natural look, moss is an exciting way to bring the outside in. Curious about how you can decorate with moss? The opportunities are endless. 1. Cake Stand Base Gather moss around the base of a wedding cake or tiered dessert stand for a unique presentation. 2. Verdant Centerpiece […]

Meet Tara Guérard of Tara Guérard Soirée and have a peek at two of her gorgeous weddings. Jamali Garden: Tell us about your background. Tara Guérard: My background knowledge (and only experience) was in the food and beverage industry (I paid my way through college waiting tables). I had a desire to be creative. So, I took […]

Mercury glass has been used in decor since the 1800s, and for good reason. Its vintage shine suits a variety of styles and spaces – a couple of mercury glass vases adds a touch of shimmer to table settings, while pairing vases with candles and romantic blooms makes for eye-catching centerpieces perfect for a vintage […]

From flowers to fashion and then back to flowers, meet New York native Rachel Cho of Rachel Cho Floral Design. Jamali Garden: You were surrounded by flowers from childhood. Rachel Cho: I grew up working at my mom’s Bronx flower shop. As a little kid, I saw flowers as symbols of weekends wasted and work I […]

Indoors or out, on the patio, or in the garden, we rounded up some of our favorite ideas to decorate, serve, and entertain at your 4th of July bbq, summer parties, or events. Tabletop Brighten your outdoor table with fabric: We love this idea from Lonny by David Stark that uses leftover fabric to cover lanterns […]

It’s peony season and the season is now longer thanks to the arrival of Alaska peonies. From peony wedding bouquets to dinner table centerpieces, here are some of our favorite ways to incorporate peonies into your weddings, parties, and celebrations. 1. Peony Wedding Bouquet The inspiration for this wedding bouquet is Downton Abbey, hence its […]

A scientist who worked on the Human Genome Project in her past career, meet Marie Danielle Vil-Young, founder and creative director of À Votre Service Events, a New York based design studio. Jamali Garden: How did you find your way from being a scientist to floral and event design? À Votre Service Events: After years […]

We’ve rounded up some of our best and favorite ideas for vintage wedding decorations, from a vintage wedding ceremony, to vintage-look wedding centerpieces, to the grand finale, your wedding cake. See them all and the sources to recreate these vintage wedding ideas for yourself. Vintage Wedding Ceremony It’s easy to recreate this wedding ceremony backdrop […]

Meet Peter M. Krask, owner of PMK Floral Arts, and resident floral designer at NBC’s Today show. Yes, he designs those weddings for all of Rockefeller Plaza (12, and counting!) and 6 million viewers, and everything in between, from a Chinese New Year segment, to the floral decor for an interview with a president, or […]