GP Ties the Knot

What happens when Goop puts together the ultimate Source Book of talent for GP's wedding? Major swooning:

“September 29 was a bright fall day in New York—sunny and cool with a crispness in the air. In other words, the gods complied on GP’s wedding day. Seventy guests descended on Amagansett to bear witness and raise a glass to GP and her groom, Brad Falchuk. The revelry started the night before with a rehearsal dinner, where wedding guests dined alfresco under a canopy of bistro lights. And for the big day: perfect weather, a superlative dinner, a dance party for the ages, and a dress that defies adjectives. Hours later, when the last guest went home and the last champagne flute was cleared away, the day ended as it began—with beauty, love, and two very happy people.”

Read more here and enjoy the beautiful photo gallery, including the Putnam & Putnam-designed florals that our Repeat Roses team repurposed in order to share the love with those in the community who would benefit most from an emotional health boost.

(photo credit: John Dolan)

Love in Full Bloom

Our hearts went out to one of our California couples while everyone patiently waited to hear whether their wedding was taking place or not. When the country club venue was lost to the wildfire and the decision was made to relocate the entire celebration to Las Vegas, we saw our industry at its finest.

The Bella Vita Events team put an emergency plan into action, and within days, our couple was safely married in Nevada thanks to the determination of every vendor and guest to change course to see this special couple's treasured day come to fruition. We were honored to be part of their wedding experience and happy they could help give back to the Las Vegas community, their new destination for this special memory making occasion. Flowers from the wedding were repurposed and donated to The Shade Tree.

Given the magnitude of the fires and number of people displaced and now homeless, it was an especially poignant match. The Shade Tree facility recognizes that homelessness is a community problem that impacts everyone. Operating under the belief that all children are victims due to their lack of choice and mobility, the facility provides a safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis. The programs at The Shade Tree are designed to promote stability and dignity and support every woman and child in becoming self-sufficient.

We're honored to have played a small role in this couple's wedding weekend while they remained so hopefully, grateful and generous during such tragedy. Special thanks to the Bella Vita Events and The Hidden Garden teams for their energy, efforts and beautiful work for this wedding couple.

A Vision for Giving Back

Thank you to everyone at Project Lyme and the Bay Area Lyme Foundation for repurposing the event flowers from your Inaugural Gala at the The Ziegfeld Ballroom. We admire your mission to eradicate epidemic of tick-borne diseases through awareness and education, support to cutting-edge science, and advocacy for solutions to end suffering.

The luxe orchid arrangements made it a significantly happier week for your New York neighbors in need at Chelsea's VISIONS at Selis Manor. We think it's chic to share with VISIONS because of the important work they are committed to on behalf of older adults who are blind or are experiencing severed visual impairment in New York City. In 2012, VISIONS Center on Aging became the first senior center for line and low visions seniors.

As one of the original eight Innovative Senior Centers, they are proud to be a part of the City's Age-Friendly NYC Initiative. In the United States, they are the first city-funded senior center exclusively designed for older adults who are blind or are experiencing severed visual impairment. The program features a daily, hot dinner meal and a Senior Buddy Program for our 800 of our community's visually impaired seniors. Customized services and programs range from benefits assistance and fully accessible computer classes to evidence-based fitness programs, verbally described movies and brain fitness.

There are so many ways our client's’ flowers can bring a spot of joy and create an immediate emotional health benefit for so many people whether it is by sight, smell, or touch — the acts of kindness and generosity bring nature indoors, create meaningful social impact, and launch a ripple effect across the community.

Thank you to the board members of Project Lyme and Bay Area Lyme Foundation for paying it forward with flowers.