We are so excited to see the return of beautiful ribbons in wedding work! It seems that the past several years there has been a downtrend in ribbon usage. We have started seeing some beautiful bridal bouquets in publications and on stellar designer's websites.
We were thrilled to see one of our bride's inspiration photos to be one of Ariella Chezar's amazing bouquets, shown here. Amazing flowers and bouquet, and LOVE the ribbons!
You can imagine how excited we were to actually take a class in NYC from Ariella. More from that experience later in this post.
Here are some photos of our ribbon escapades on our NYC trip in March.
We started at M & J Trimmings. We walked into this destination and were overwhelmed with amazing ribbons, trimmings, appliques, brooches and more. Every direction we turned, it was floor to ceiling eye candy!
A wall of sparkle and bling!
Our last day in the big city and one last stop. Good that ribbons are easy to pack!
Our next stop was Hyman Hendler and Sons. This store was absolutely amazing. Full of vintage ribbons from around the world, in addition to many of their standard ribbons. From their website "Vintage Novelties Ribbon Collection, consist of Jacquards, Brocades, Florals, and Stripes in combinations of Satin and Grosgrain, Satin-Grosgrain-Moiré, Satin and Velvet – stripes and plaids, with plain or scalloped edges." Oh my!
Gorgeous stripes...I think we had to touch most of these!
Some absolutely luscious shades of double faced satin. How to even begin to choose?
Then there was the selection of black and white! Instant love!
Oh...oh....oh...look at these!
Peggy is going back for this one!
And these, too!
These next few photos are from our fellow Chapel Designer, Liz Rusnac. Tinsel Trading was the third stop on our adventure. Once again, amazing trims, ribbons, silk flowers and overall wonderful. I think we were so overwhelmed our cameras never came out. Thanks for sharing these photos Liz. We are glad someone had their wits about them!
Yes, this is an entire wall of silk flowers!
One of the many highlights of our week in NYC was our design class with Ariella Chezar at the Flower School New York! Are you kidding me? So wonderful to be in the same studio, let alone design there!
As you can see, ribbons are a wonderful addition to a bridal bouquet. In case we haven't convinced you yet, here are a few more beautiful bouquets created by Ariella.
Martha Stewart has had a huge impact on wedding trends. Her latest Weddings magazine cover features a wonderful bouquet with a beautiful ribbon bow!
Ribbon loving brides, we are here and ready for you!