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At Pollen, we haven’t used floral foam in years.  You can see why here, and how (generally) here.  Briefly, floral foam is a petroleum-derived product that can’t be reused and contains formaldehyde.  Yuck.  In this post, I’ll break it down a bit more, and show how we prep our containers with chicken wire (instead of […]

Ok, well some of them!  I couldn’t figure out when to stop!  And I can think of three more that I loved as I’m trying to wrap this up. Perhaps I’ll do a part 2 soon. Our clients’ ceremonies are more often in non-church settings than in churches, which means we get to create fun […]

Happy anniversary to Jackie and Michael!  Their gorgeous wedding at Bridgport Art Center’s Skyline Loft included some of my favorite winter blooms.  Hanoi ranunculus are a huge, petal-packed variety of ranunculus that I look forward to every winter.  I’m also a huge fan of viburnum tinus, which is the cluster of tiny mauve flower buds […]

One of my favorite parts of my work is being able to share my passion for flowers with others. In fact, I’m so passionate about flowers that I can’t stand to throw them out after our events! Most of our clients rent vases and candles from us, so we return at the end of the […]

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Woo hoo!  Thanks to all of our clients who have left reviews, we’ve racked up 44 five star reviews on The Knot! We pay The Knot zero dollars, so this is all you!  Thanks to all of our wonderful couples who have left reviews on The Knot and elsewhere to spread the word about Pollen.  […]

The Details: A soft-hued winter wedding at Salvage One. Color Palette: Muted shades of mauve, dusty purple, blush, ivory, and sage green. Bridesmaid Dress Color: Cinnamon Rose by Jenny Yoo. Flower Palette: Roses, stock, white majolika, dusty miller, purple acacia, viburnum tinus, and eucalyptus. All photography by Gerber + Scarpelli. Event Team Photographer: Gerber + Scarpelli […]

The Details: A New Year’s Eve wedding ceremony held at Saint Mary of the Angels, with a reception at Artifact Events (now Artifact Events). Color Palette: Black and white (with green and gold). Flower Palette: Peonies, ranunculus, snowball viburnum, fern, ivory coast lily, hypericum, and wax flower. All photography by This Is Feeling. Event Team Photographer: […]

The Details: A classically romantic summer wedding at JW Marriott. Color Palette: Ivory and green, with touches of blush. Flower Palette: Tardiva hydrangea, dahlias, white majolica spray roses, garden roses, autumn clematis, and baptisia foliage. Event Team Photographer: Laura Meyer Planning: Caitlin Brown, Blush and Luxe Venue: JW Marriott

All photography by Bodeche. The Details: A warm November day was the backdrop for this lovely wedding at Greenhouse Loft. Color Palette: White, blush, champagne, burgundy. Flower Palette: Garden roses, lisianthus, ranunculus, astilbe, dahlias, and scabiosa. Event Team Photography: Bodeche Venue: Greenhouse Loft Caterer: Hearty Boys

The Details: Early summer wedding at 19 East. Color Palette: Coral, pink, tangerine, peach, light blue, ivory. Flower Palette: Ranunculus, garden roses, peony, tweedia, and eucalyptus. All photography by Maggie Russo Photography. Event Team Photographer: Maggie Russo Photography Planning: Lola Event Productions Catering: Food For Thought Ceremony: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Reception: 19 East […]

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