Floral design by Jenah Barry


Couple: X & X

Wedding venue: Metropolitan building LIC, 2nd floor

Reception venue: Metropolitan building LIC, 2nd floor

Wedding date: June 7 2015

Time: *Timeline TBC

Guests: 90-100 guests 10 tables *TBC



Romantic, seasonal floral designs, with sweet details, referencing the vintage glamor and raw opulence of the Metropolitan Building. Designs will include special blooms of Texas – yellow roses and touches of blue blooms, as a nod to Bluebonnets.

Seasonal Selection

Summer is a beautiful time of year for a wedding and the season for locally grown gorgeous garden flowers! We source premium flowers from Holland, California and exceptional local speciality growers. We can create an exquisite atmosphere with a selection of the following seasonal specimens.


Specialty Roses (especially yellow as flower of Texas), Baby’s breath (as preferred flower), Lillies, Lisianthus, Freesia, Hydrangea, Summer wildflowers, Delphinium, Larkspur, Zinnias, Snapdragons, Gomphrema, Salvia, Clematis, Veronica, Celosia, Scabiosa, Pom Pom Chrysanthemums, Carnations, Marigolds, Astrantia, Calla Lillies, Alstromeria, Gladiolus, Chamilmile, Tansies, Craspedia Billy Balls


Hypericum Berries, Blueberries, Eryngium Thistle, Sea Holly, Echinops, Ferns, silvery Seeded Eucalyptus, Dusty Miller, Sage and Lambs ear leaves, Amaranthus, summer grasses, Lilly Grass, Sweet William ‘Green Trick’, variegated Pittosporum, velvety Lambs Ear leaves, freshly fragrant Summer herb & Geranium foliage. Couple to provide dried money plant branches & pods.

Designers Choice

To maximize your budget we will work with the most beautiful seasonal specimens available at the time of your celebration. Due to the seasonal availability of flowers, we may substitute certain varieties or blooms, while doing our best to ensure that you receive the finest seasonal specimens and will ensure that the selection is perfect for the style, look and colors you desire.

Color Palette

A delicate, vintage inspired color palette of yellow, white, green, grey, champagne and ivory…with accents of vibrant blue.


On of the Metropolitan Building’s vintage vases for the large venue entrance arrangement. Couple to provide birdcages for centrepieces and milk bottles for fireplace. (Please deliver to our studio by mid May)



Wedding party flowers

1 Bridal Bouquet

Romantic, elegant, seasonal design with a wildflower feel. A luxurious, handtied bouquet of Garden Roses, Summer garden blooms, Wildflowers and seasonal foliage. Bride is wearing off white - Bouquet will be in shades of white, ivory & green, including yellow Roses and touches of Blue Delphinium. Includes a vase (yours to keep). Bound with ivory ribbon or garden twine. Please confirm preference.

1 Groom’s boutonnière

A companion to the bouquet. Contemporary, textural boutonniere of Yellow Craspedia, herbs, thistle & berries. Bound with fine sage green ribbon or fine garden twine *Please confirm preference.

1 Brother & 1 Officiant’s boutonnières

Contemporary boutonnieres including berries, thistle and silvery seeded Eucalyptus – similar but simpler than the Grooms pin. Bound with fine garden twine


2 Mothers: Simple, elegant Wrist corsages including yellow Roses and textural detailing.

2 Fathers: Classic yellow Spray Rose boutonnieres with interesting detailing. Bound with sage ribbons.

Ceremony flowers

Podium area 2 columns

Wrap central columns with a garland of seasonal greenery, creating a frame for your vows. Scatter petals and whole Rose blooms in a circular area to anchor your ceremony area and create a magical space for your ceremony.

Alternate option: If you change your ceremony setup to against the wall rather than central in the space I suggest you consider the venues vintage trunks as a backdrop and a pair of medium floral designs placed on columns to frame your ceremony (rather than the garland).

Reception flowers

1 Entrance arrangement: Large seasonal floral arrangement that welcomes guests to the venue, composed in one of the venue’s vintage vases, setting the mood for your celebration. Including seasonal branches, Delphimium, Roses, and Hydrangea in shades of white, green, yellow and blue.

10 Table Centrepieces

Birdcages supplied by the couple to be filled with Babies breath and placed on a stack on the venue’s books. As a sweet detail 6 Yellow and crème Rose blooms should be clustered in clumps of moss at the base of the birdcages and the base of the books.

1 Fireplace

5 milk bottles provided by the couple to be filled with yellow, white and blue wildflowers, forming a collection of Summer specimens.


50 white votive candles in clear glass – 30 per table (30) plus 20 for other areas: lounges, exposed brick ledges, cocktail tables

Additional items & Services quoted on request

Other: Couple to provide Dried Honesty plants – either as loose “confetti” for the tables and as dried stems that they arrange in the venue’s vases (if the latter I recommend you place these in lounge areas, on the bar, in the alcove stage area with the Buddha)

Suggestions: Including family wedding photos on the entrance table is a wonderful way to personalize the space and create and informal family tree. Select your favorite props and furniture pieces with the venue in advance.

Specifics & Logistics

Delivery & installation includes delivery to the venue, handover of personals and the team’s attention to details and set up of arrangements on-site.

Breakdown: Couple to distribute flowers to guests at the end of the evening, Breakdown is not included. We will return to the venue the following morning to collect any remaining items. Delivery, Installation & Breakdown charges are dependent on the final items, timeline and logistics of your event.

Timeline & Floor plan

If you proceed, please provide a timeline & floor plan layout for your event when available, we will create a floral timeline accordingly to optimize freshness and streamline delivery and setup.


Xylem and Phloem is insured through Hortica, although this is not required by the venue.

Speculative Budget and payment

Please find attached a budget breakdown for your event. The attached breakdown reflects realistic starting costs for individual items and I wanted to include all elements discussed. I will be happy to schedule a follow up chat to discuss the areas most important to you.

Overall costs will be determined by the selection of flowers, the style and scale or volume of the arrangements as well as the specific types of flowers. In the interest of maximizing your budget, I recommend that we work with seasonal blooms and to select the most beautiful specimens within your color palette, budget and brief. Additional services & items quoted on request.

Payment Deposit Balance & Tax

If you would like to proceed a 50% deposit secures our services for your wedding date. The balance is payable a week in advance of your celebration. Overall costs will be determined by the selection of flowers, the style and scale or volume of the arrangements as well as the specific types of flowers. The selection of flowers is influenced by the cost of flowers at the time of the wedding, while we aim to provide you with the best quality available.

Looking forward

Please let me know if you would like to make any adjustments or if you have questions.

It will be a pleasure to create beautiful floral designs for your celebration.

With thanks and best wishes for this special time,



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