Match Makers: NYC Wedding Vendors
by Joanna Citrinbaum, 01/27/2014
Starbright Floral Design. Photo: Tom Sebenius
The Best of the Bunch
Flowers play a special part at weddings, taking on the roles of accessory (for bouquets and boutonnieres) and decor (in the ceremony and reception). If you go with one of the following floral luminaries, everything will be coming up roses (or calla lillies, or gardenias, or peonies). Family-owned Starbright Floral Design makes customers feel like one of their own. Creative director Tom Sebenius meets with each bride to get a feel for the big day and—fueled by his background in costume design—utilizes pictures of the gown as inspiration for her bouquet and to better understand her individual style. There are no pre-set packages, allowing the shop to create custom arrangements within the budget. At Nature’s Florist, in Queens, Juil Kim takes a personal approach to helping you fulfill your vision, and his flower shop turns out elegant, contemporary looks. Trellis Fine Florals, in Manhattan’s Flower District, will also take care of all your needs for the big day and can match designs with your budgetary constraints; set up a consultation by going on the company website.