Promises, and delivers, unusual florals and gifts.. The Blooming Facts Brancotts serves traditional brides and those seeking something different. Designs incorporate vegetables, fruit, feathers, grasses and pods. No fan of green foam, Brancotts uses European techniques. Their 10-foot, iron archway is festooned simply for $250 or as a $1,000 showstopper of spray roses. For a country wedding, three-foot giant aster pomanders hung from the ceiling with ribbon, the flower girl carried a small daisy kissing ball. Flat, tropical flower "posters" (screens created with flowers) make amazing backdrops. Glass luminarias are flowerless "bouquets" wrapped in copper paper with multi-ribbon tails. Silver pew marker baskets with ribbon handles double as reception accents.
The Petal Pushers Friendly co-owner and certified designer Scott Peck, delivers 20 years of flower power to the high-end bloom shop. At least three months out, armed with a feel for the bride's personality and wedding colors, growers are researched for everything from wildflowers to rare orchids. Deposits of 50 percent required.