What’s tending in 2015 Wedding Flowers?

These flower centerpieces are the new hottest designs for 2015.  It seems that the romantic look of plush flowers is this years theme.  Whatever your floral dreams consist of, we at The Plant Place & Flower Basket can help you achieve them.

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2 simple steps to floral budgeting


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There are (literally!) thousands of types of flowers, and infinite combinations of colors and arrangements that you can create with them. So how do you narrow it down to the perfect blooms for your wedding? Start with these basic, must-know tips.

First, Know Your Budget

Have a good idea of what you’re ready to spend on flowers before getting your heart set on specific blooms or arrangements. The cost of wedding flowers ranges widely (typically between $2,000 and $6,000) depending on the types of flowers you choose, how delicate those flowers are and, of course, how many arrangements you’ll need and how elaborate they’ll be. So set your budget, then look for inspiration — not vice versa.

Then, Spend Wisely

Focus your flower budget on the areas of your wedding that will be in the spotlight. Your bouquet, a signature element at the ceremony (like the huppah or pedestal arrangements) and reception centerpieces should top your list of priorities. Use leftover cash on the extras like decor for the cake table, guest book table and cocktail hour.

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How to Cut Costs of a Wedding Without Losing the Look

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We’re rounding up some of our best ideas for keeping your flower costs down while not having to sacrifice on serious style. From adding in bunches of vibrantly hued fruit to using found props to add interest, this list will give you that sigh of floral relief you just might need.

Be open-minded

First and foremost, come to your floral meeting with an open mind. You might be tempted to request specific flowers you’ve been lusting over for years but without knowing that those pretty little petals may be expensive or out-of-season. So describe the color you are going for or the overall look you are trying to achieve. Do you like big, lush blooms or small, delicate flowers? Let your florist know what your style is, and let them work their magic at the market to find less expensive options that still give the same vibe.

Make your flowers do double duty

We are all for making your decor go the extra mile, so decorating your ceremony location with florals that can then serve double duty during cocktail hour and the reception is right up our alley. Ask your florist, coordinator or even your sweet as can be bridesmaids to move flowers used during the ceremony to the reception to decorate cocktail tables, the guest book, the cake table and more!

Go monochromatic

A cluster of flowers in one color is sure to make a statement. And that doesn’t mean it has to be a cluster of orchids — a cluster of carnations or mums will do just fine! Line them up on your banquet table in a row, or use different heights to add dimension. Working with one color palette makes things beautifully cohesive.

Bring on the green

Fluff up your floral design with some inexpensive but statement-worthy greenery, which serves as a great filler and is less expensive than flowers. Instead of filling an entire vase with peonies or roses, incorporate some pretty ferns or eucalyptus with one or two blossoms, so you can get the beauty of those blooms on a budget.

Add some ambiance

Candles can make a big, romantic impact. Nothing beats the ambiance of a room full of twinkling candlelight. Nothing. Consider using lots of candles on your table with either bud vases or even loose blossoms around the bases. Big impact, without big costs.

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The Soft and Romantic Look is Back in 2014

Hey there, lucky bride! A new year is nearly here, ushering in a new swoon-worthy wedding season. We went up and down the coasts talking to wedding experts and everyone agrees: 2014 will be the year of true romance. Weddings are going softer, sweeter, lusher and more heartfelt. It’s a return to classic chivalry, to the things that made our mothers cry, and it’s happening just in time for you to melt hearts and make memories.

Pink is back! Do you already feel like a blushing bride? Carry that sweet love over to your color scheme, says Tara Guérard, the event designer behind ultra-luxe Soirée in Charleston and New York. “It’s the nudes, the blushes, the peaches — not Pepto Bismol pink!” she announces.

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The return to romance ushers in a new love for the formality of days gone by. Think white-gloved waiters and big band dancing, crystal candlesticks and gold-rimmed china. One major bridal inspiration for the return to tradition comes from Hollywood. “It’s the look of ‘The Great Gatsby,’” says Beth Helmsetter of Beth Helmsetter Events in Los Angeles. Her brides are still falling hard for the bubbly, approachable elegance of the Roaring Twenties.

Lush, soft, Exquisitely romantic — the flower of the year is the many-petaled tree peony, says New York’s Ariella Chezar, whose work has been seen at the White House. Amber Gustafson of Los Angeles’s Amber Events picks a similar bloom — the sweet-smelling garden rose. Find out which flowers are in season for your wedding here.


The flower garland is back in a big way. Ariella loves citrus garlands for bars and over doorways — lemons, limes, oranges on the stem. “And fern garlands are really beautiful. I love them down the center of a long table.”

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Bridal Bouquet Trends 2014


No matter how stunning your gown may be, your wedding day look won’t be complete without the perfect bouquet to complement it. There are two distinct styles for wedding bouquets, and each are heading down a completely different path.

While many brides want their blooms to have a spare, elegant look, others are choosing to carry lush, romantic arrangements down the aisle. What’s more, while round, clustered bouquets are still immensely popular, the long and cascading look is on the rise.

For this must-have wedding day accessory, check out our roundup of the most chic bouquet styles and ideas.



Today’s hot bouquets fall into two categories. Many brides are going for the simplicity of a “monofloral” (all one flower) look. Monofloral bouquets coordinate quite well with contemporary or architectural gowns, so they’re often composed of sleek, structured flowers like mini calla lilies or cattleya orchids. However, the most prominent trend is romantic bouquets filled with an assortment of fluttery flowers with lots of petals — think peonies, ranunculuses, French tulips, and hydrangeas. Although it’s not yet widely used, one contender for the next in-demand bloom is the Yves Piaget rose. It’s a sumptuous flower that’s a profusion of petals, tying in perfectly with the lush bouquet trend.

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Buffalo Venue Highlight: Park Country Club Williamsville New York

Local Business Monday:  Park Country Club is a Buffalo gem that encompasses all a bride could want: great food, unique architecture, history and a terrace for cocktails.

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Their ballroom is large and airy, allowing for all types of floral arrangements! We recommend you do some high perimeter arrangements as well as lower designs surrounded by candles.








Be sure to check them out today if you are interested in a unique venue in Buffalo!

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Emerald City: Buffalo New York Premier Florist: Amherst, Clarence, Depew

Emerald Winter


As florists, greenery will always be an inspiration for us. With jewel tones being as popular as they are lately, we’ve particularly been drawn to the pop of emerald. Our latest story board is our idea of an emerald winter wedding. We love the countless floral concepts you can create with the touch of green. And we are especially obsessed with the stunning over sized centerpiece below!

Comment, share, like! We’d love to hear your thoughts on this week’s Plant Place story board.

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Berry Inspiration: Buffalo’s Premier Florist: Amherst, Tonawanda, Clarence, Buffalo

Berry Story Board

Plant Place’s latest inspiration comes from some of the yummy berries we’ve been stacking on during breaks. Berry tones are so beautiful and the perfect deep tone for a winter wedding. Have fun with the many flowers that come in this tone and enjoy tasty berry infused treats entwined in your desserts. We’re also obsessing over the cake below with cascading florals!

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New Year! 2014 Buffalo New York Florist: Amherst, Tonawanda, Clarence, Buffalo

NYE 2014


What better day to start a new chapter of your life than the first day of a new year? We love the glam of New Years Eve, so why not add the glitz to your wedding night? Also, how cute are clocks for the details with resolution table numbers?

#NewYearsEveWedding #BuffaloWeddingFlorist#WeddingInspiration

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Shannon’s Style: Fun Funky Fresh Buffalo Wedding Florist

This week I found amazing colors and exciting combinations…LOVE!

What does YOUR color choice for any occasion say about you?




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