Xylem & Phloem

Xylem & Phloem is a creative partnership of art and design portfolios

Floral design

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We provide a personal design service for your celebrations

Inspired by nature’s magnificent array of flora, our studio designs and creates custom seasonal arrangements to infuse your special occasions with beauty.

 

 

Weddings

We specialize in floral design for weddings requiring an artistic touch and romantic sensibility.

Personals for the wedding entourage

The flowers you love, their personal symbolism and traditional associations can be a wonderful detail for your ceremony and an enduring memory.

 

Bouquets

Hand tied bouquets with a selection of symbolic blooms blend intimacy and tradition, with special detailing to compliment your outfit.

 

Boutonnières

Add a touch of distinction with a beautiful boutonnière, punctuated with textural elements.

 

Corsages

An elegant wrist or pin on corsage to acknowledge and delight special guests and provide classic glamour with a contemporary edge. 

 

Garlands and hair-pieces

Beautiful, intricately detailed hairpieces expertly crafted from delicate fresh blooms are distinctive, precious creations to crown your special day.   

 

Ceremonies and Traditions

Designs based on your ceremonies and rituals can be an enchanting way to to blend and reaffirm traditions in the space where you exchange your vows.

 

Venue arrangements

Set the mood with celebratory designs and blooms that reference the look and feel of your venue.

 

Centerpieces

Seasonal blooms create a wonderful focal point for your loved ones to gather around as you celebrate.

 

Cakes

Fresh flowers create the perfect complement to top off your celebration.

 

Schedule an appointment

Fill out the online form below or Download and return the form to set up a personal appointment to discuss the scope of your celebration and ideas in depth.

 

Directions to our studio

 

 

 

Our floral design

Setting up at the Angel Oresanz Foundation

My first word was ‘flower’.

As an artist, flowers have always been important in my life. While inspired by the romantic tradition, I take care to understand individual tastes and styles in order to create a unique look for every occasion to create an enchanting atmosphere for your celebration.

My approach to floral design is elegant and relaxed. My creative approach to contemporary floral design is derived from experience in the United States, Europe and Africa.

Jenah Barry - MFA, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

 

Seasonal inspiration

Take a cue from nature’s flux. The seasons provide a wonderful canvas to draw inspiration from. With a huge selection of choice blooms, berries, branches and green distinct to the spirit of each season.

Spring (March - May)

The fresh and verdant start of Spring has a delicate joy to it. Mysterious Ranunculas dance with fragrant Sweetpeas, Lilac, Narcissi and Hyacinth. Sweet little Snowdrops, Fritillaria, Muscari and Daffodils emerge from the soil and graceful Tulips arch their elegant necks towards the sun. 

 

 

Summer (June - August)

A joyful abundance of flowers and lush green leaves, herbs and grasses. It is a carefree, celebratory and passionate season with Zinnias, Snapdragons, Hydrangea, Roses, Allium, Poppies, Lillies, Delphinium, bountiful herbs, produce and a wonderful wild tangling Clematis, Passion and Jasmine vines.

 

 

Fall (September - November)

Autumn is a season of luxurious contemplation, vivid colors and rich textures. The changing leaves of Oak, Pear and Maple trees glow in the fading light. Dahlias in rich hues reach their glorious peak, Hydrangea grow in beauty as they fade in color, Chrysanthemums evoke old-world charm, and interesting pods, berries and fruit emerge in this season of harvest and feast.

 

Winter (December - February)

Bare boughs, wintergreens and textural elements combine with rare Orchids, luscious red Ilex and Callicarpa berries, decadent Rosa Black Baccara, inky Anemones and the serene silence and magic of a fresh blanket of snow. A season of contrasting clarity and warmth.

 

Press praise links and accolades

As florists we prefer not to rest on our laurels, however here's what some of our clients and the grape vine have to say.

Rock My Wedding - Carats & Cake - Daily Candy - Inspired by this - Magnolia Rouge - Style Me Pretty Foundry  - Style Me Pretty Metropolitan Building - Ruffled Blog - Brides - Brides - Burnetts boards - Glamour & Grace - Snippet & Ink - Love Toast - Weddings magazine - Yelp

Photographer credits

Shira Weinberger - Sarah Tew - Agaton Strom - Alex Z - Karen Wise - Redfield - Jason Groupp - Erik Ekroth  Our Labor of Love Photography - Heidi Zieger Photography - Clycreation - Radhika Photography - Daniel Aguilar - Lilian Haidar - Hacker Wedding Photography - Dave Robbins Photography - Katie Osgood

Venues

The Metropolitan Building

The Angel Orensanz Foundation

The Atrium - Brooklyn Botanic Gardens 

The Green Building

Tribeca Rooftop

The Thayer

The Belvedere Mansion

The Garrison

Maritime Parc 

Liberty Warehouse

Ramscale Studio

The Conrad

The Foundry

The Museum of Art and Design

Inside Park at St Bart's

The Times Centre 

Stone Mill at The New York Botanic Gardens

202 East on 77th Street 

The Lighthouse at Pier Sixty

The Palm House at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

 

 

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