Our Top Ten Favorite Wedding Bouquets!

It was nearly impossible to narrow this list down to ten…in fact, I’m even throwing in some honorable mentions because there are too many gorgeous bouquets from the hundreds of weddings we have worked on. Looking through photos I was intrigued by how our designs have evolved and how styles have changed over the years. There are trends for flowers, too, folks!

Anyway, I had so much fun pulling the images for this post, so I won’t delay! In no order whatsoever, here our my top ten favorite bouquets…

Laura’s lovely bouquet!


Sara’s spring bouquet was incredible!


Fiddleheads for a Lake George bride!

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Love the softness of the pinks and purples…(photo by Matt Ramos).


Jessica’s cascading orchid bouquet (and Lee’s boutonniere)!


A rustic luxe bouquet for Meredith’s ADK wedding!


Yellow and gray for a Saratoga affair!


Kara’s bouquet from her 2010 wedding!


I LOVED this nature inspired bouquet!


And this one from 2013.


And now for some honorable mentions…



A bouquet for an Erlowest bride!


And last, but not least, Jenny’s gorgeous bouquets!



Hope you enjoyed checking out some of our favorite floral creations!


Kris Ann

Make Mom Smile this Mother’s Day…with Flowers from Fleurtacious Designs!

So, April…yeah, that month is done! Holy mackerel, you guys–we have been so busy at the new shop organizing and getting settled in–then it was Easter and Administrative Professionals Week…and weddings, etc. My head is spinning!


And that brings us to May and…Mother’s Day! How is that possible?! Wasn’t it just Valentine’s Day and Katie O’s wedding?!

But, you know, regardless of how crazy my schedule gets, I always make time for my Mom (and you should too–not my Mom, but yours!).  So we’re dedicating this post to all of the Moms, Grandmothers, Great-grandmothers, and even caregivers that feel like a Mom to us–because you’re all so special and we appreciate what you’ve done and continue to do for your kiddos. THANK YOU!!!


There are many ways to tell and show Mom that you care; and we’re here to help with that! In addition to creating a gorgeous, fragrant arrangement for your sweet Mom, we also have great gifts and home decor here at the shop. If you’re looking for something with a little more staying power than a fresh cut arrangement, you should consider one of our amazing wreaths; or maybe a topiary?!


If you’re unsure of what the special lady in your life will like, give us a call at 518.283.7262 and we can chat—we’re always more than happy to help!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mammas out there!


Kris Ann and the crew from Fleurtacious

Caring for your Floral Arrangement 101

In case you’ve been totally engrossed with the winter Olympics or you’re just hibernating till March 21st, this week is Valentine’s Day. That’s right, V-Day is Friday! We’re working really hard to take orders and prep for the big day, but I wanted to take a few minutes to share some helpful tips to keep your floral arrangement looking great well after Valentine’s Day!

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First and foremost, check to make sure your arrangement has enough water! Sometimes during the delivery from our shop to your door a vase can lose water (here at Fleurtacious we try and keep water with us in the delivery truck cause we’re pros like that). If your arrangement doesn’t come in a vase, lift it up to see if the arrangement is heavy or light. If it’s on the light side, you should probably give it a drink.

Once your arrangement is home you can place it anywhere you like, but don’t place it in direct sunlight. Unlike a potted plant, your arrangement does not need sunlight to grow. In fact, excessive heat will likely stress the flowers in your arrangement and may cause them to wilt prematurely. Most cut flowers will last longer in cooler conditions.

For arrangements in vases, it’s a good idea to change the water in the vase every few days and check the ends of the stems, too. If the stem ends are mushy you can re-cut the stems at an angle where the stem is firm (usually 1-2 inches from the bottom). Also, remember to remove any stem leaves that are dead / dying or any that will be submerged in water.


Last, keep your arrangement away from fruit! Weird, but true! Flowers are sensitive to ethylene, a natural ripening gas that is produced by fresh fruit. So choose your arrangement or your fruit basket, but not both for the dining room table!

Hope you found this post helpful! And if you’re looking to order an arrangement for your Valentine, don’t hesitate to call us at 518.283.7262! We look forward to hearing from you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Kris Ann

Valentine’s Day is Just Around the Corner…

Oh, hey, February…

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away?! Valentine’s Day is obviously a busy day for florists, but it’s exceptionally crazy this year for the crew here at Fleurtacious Designs because in addition to making amazing floral arrangements, we’re also about to move! When it rains, it pours!


Maybe I’m weird, but I really like Valentine’s Day. It just falls at a good time of year…after the holiday rush, but before the Mother’s Day and wedding season. Plus, I look forward to Valentine’s Day because of the people I hear from year after year…I like the tradition that our couples have cultivated and how Fleurtacious Designs is a part of that. For example, I have one husband who has always ordered a Valentine’s Day arrangement for his wife. But now that they have two daughters, he also orders mini versions of Mom’s arrangement for his girls! Too cute.


I also love when a customer calls and they want us to put together something a little off the beaten path. A few years ago I had a recently married guy call and ask for an arrangement that was inspired by his wife’s bridal bouquet; he even sent a picture of her wedding flowers! That was a really thoughtful and sweet gesture (especially since she was 8 months pregnant). Of course, we always have the Valentine’s Day standby—your two dozen red roses—and they are always classic and gorgeous (and a sure thing)!


These are just a few examples of awesome Fleurtacious Designs Valentine’s Day arrangements. Don’t hesitate to call us (518.283.7262) and order early—you have less than two weeks!


Kris Ann

2013–A Look Back!

It’s really hard to believe that 2013 is over and we’re already well into the new year! We had an amazing season last year and so much fun; I wanted to do a quick look back at all of the weddings, events, holidays, and the “ordinary” everyday happenings at Fleurtacious Designs!

Last February we were SO ready for Valentine’s Day! We even had special t-shirts made up for the day because we’re fun like that!


Delivering flowers for Sara and Eddie’s wedding at the Mount! I LOVED this wedding, despite the rain!


One of the few sunny days in May…Kate and Paul (and Matt Ramos) definitely lucked out. See Kate’s amazing bouquet below!


Showing up at the bride’s house delivering some of our gorgeous bouquets!


The Fleurtacious team processing flowers like nobody’s business!


Enjoying some down time at the Saratoga Race Course! And winning, of course!


LOVED Elizabeth’s bouquet for her Crooked Lake House wedding.


Revealing the room to Meredith and Nick! I think they liked it!


Danielle prepping an arrangement for a wedding at the Carey Center…


Sarah and Brent were not afraid of color for their Canfield Casino wedding. So we went for it!


Halloween arrived at the shop…


We had the opportunity to work with Rob Spring Photography for the first time on Lauren and Josh’s wedding this past fall!


And we had a blast at the annual USA Wedding’s holiday party!


We had a ton of fun in 2013 and we’re so thankful to enjoy what we do—special thanks to our customers who allow us to share in their life events and play a small role in so many special days. We look forward to meeting more awesome clients at our new location in Latham, more flowers, and memories in 2014! Happy New Year from the gang at Fleurtacious Designs!


Kris Ann

Anne & Vince: Canfield Casino

Anne and Vince got married on a beautiful day in July.  The ceremony was held at St. Pius Church in Loundonville, NY.  And the reception took place at the gorgeous Canfield Casino in Saratoga, NY!

Anne explained to us that she wanted a lush, full, and classic styled wedding.   We decided the neutral colors with soft pinks and lavenders would give the classic and timeless feel.  The use of hydrangea and peony brought the lush and full feelings to the arrangements.  Congratulations to the bride and groom!

Anne was absolutely stunning in her dress.  Her round, hand-tied bouquet consisted of soft pink roses, garden roses, peonies, antique lavender rose, and white spray roses.


The bridesmaids and junior bridesmaid held small hand-tied bouquets to compliment the bride’s.  These bouquets included garden roses, multiple varieties of lavender roses, and both white and lavender spray roses.


Beautiful large arrangements made of white hydrangea, peony, and lavender and pink roses framed the bride and groom on the alter.  These large arrangements were then repurposed at the reception location.  The pews were decorated with petite nosegays of hydrangea and roses with ribbon accent.


The large arrangements were in silver containers and stood on stone stands, which were both rentals from Fleurtacious Designs!


The beautiful bride and groom!


Beaded overlays and beautiful crystal frames with the table numbers, both rented through Fleurtacious Designs, were used to decorate the guest tables.  The place card table was decorated with petite flower arrangements in silver vessles with assorted beaded candleholders which were also rented through us.


The Canfield Casino all decorated and ready for the reception.  The guest tables were accented with low arrangements in silver bowls with flowers matching the neutral and pink theme.  The bridal party tables were distinguished with taller arrangements in silver trumpet urns.


Beaded votive holders were also rented through us to decorate the guest tables.


These tall arrangements were repurposed from the ceremony arrangements, just placed in different containers!


Congratulations to Anne and Vince!


Photographer: Joe Elario Photography

Sara and Eddie’s Wedding at The Mount

Sara and Eddie were married in May of 2013, and we were so excited to be a part of their special day!  However, when we heard the forecast was rain for the majority of the day, we were so bummed!!  Rain has been a common theme for this summer, and we just think it’s so unfair!

But, despite the forecast, this wedding was just absolutely stunning in every way; even through the rain we got some sunshine as you will see in the pictures below!  We hope you enjoy this one as much as we did!

The bride carried a gorgeous, English garden styled bouquet consisting of peonies, garden roses, and astilbe.


The ceremony took place at Our Lady of Victory Church in Troy.  The church was decorated with two arrangements at the rear of the aisle and one on either side of the altar.  Peonies, hydrangea, astilbe, snowy jewel roses, silver dollar eucalyptus, and english Ivy tied these arrangements into the English garden theme.  The stands and vessels were rented through Fleurtacious Designs.


The lovely couple!


We just loved all the different styles of dresses worn by the bridesmaids.


The bridesmaids held small versions of the bride’s bouquet.  Including peony, garden roses, astilbe, and spray roses.


The groom and his groomsmen wore boutonnieres of spray roses.


The happy couple and their wedding party wearing great smiles even through the rain!! What good sports they all were :)


The reception took place at The Mount in Lenox, MA.  The guest tables were a mix of either high, low, or multiple low arrangements.  The high arrangements were repurposed form the ceremony and placed on gold stands which were rented through Fleurtacious Designs.  The low arrangements were made to match the repurposed ceremony arrangements, and placed in containers of different sizes and heights which were also rented through us.  Repurposing flowers is a great cost effective solution that is done pretty often!  Don’t be afraid to bring it up as an option for your special day!



The bride also rented linens through us, which we were so excited about!


The cake was decorated with flowers to match the wedding.  The flowers were layered between the cake tiers.


Congratulations to the happy couple!


Photographer: Joe Elario Photography

Erin and Ben: Hall of Springs

Erin and Ben were married at the beautiful Hall of Springs.  The bride and groom got some beautiful sunlight for their special day!  Congratulations to Erin and Ben!

The bride and her bridesmaids outside the Hall of Springs


We love this timeless handtied all white bouquet the bride chose for her wedding.  It was made with white peonies and white garden roses.  The bridesmaids wore soft pink and had handtied bouquets of white peonies, white hydrangea, silver brunia, dusty miller and four different varieties of roses; white garden rose, creme de la creme, soft pink and spray rose.


The groom’s boutonniere of white ranunculus, dusty miller, and silver brunia compliments his grey suit.


The ceremony took place inside the beautiful Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Rose petals lined the aisle leading to the bride and groom that stood framed by two large arrangements on stands.  The large arrangements were designed with white hydrangea and cherry blossoms.


The reception also took place in the Hall of Springs.  The couple rented our beautiful lace linens for the guest tables.  The centerpieces were a mix between beaded candle lamps and varieties of silver mercury glass containers, accented with matching silver mercury glass votives.  The beaded candle lamps and the mercury glass containers were also rented through Fleurtacious Designs.



A spiral cascade of hydrangea, and a variety of specialty roses decorated the couple’s wedding cake.


Photography:  Matt Ramos

Kara & Dan’s Desmond Wedding

Kara and Dan were married on March 23, 2013 at the Desmond.  Congratulations again to the both of you and thank you for choosing Fleurtacious Designs!

This beautiful bridal bouquet features Juliet garden roses, roses, white sweet pea, white hydrangea, and white ranunculus.

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The bridesmaids bouquets were made to match the bride’s with Juliet garden roses, cherry brandy and soft pink roses, soft pink peony and sweet pea. We just love the pop of color against their black dresses.

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The beautiful bride and her bridesmaids.
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All the men look dapper in their dark grey suits.  The groom stands out in his light grey.

A beautiful boutonniere of isle spray roses and white ranunculus wrapped in grey ribbon.

The Ceremony, which took place at the Desmond, was decorated with two large arrangements of antique and white hydrangea, juliet garden roses, cherry brandy, soft pink and ivory roses, white sweet pea, french tulips, ivy, ecualyptus, and camellia foliage designed in ceramic urns.  Floating candles in glass vases accented with tufts of antique hydrangea, cherry brandy roses, and soft pink roses were displayed on the mantle.  The ceramic urns and glass vases with floating candles were rentals from Fleurtacious Designs.

The tables were decorated with cherry brandy and soft pink rose petals.  The cake was accented with antique hydrangea, cherry brandy roses and Juliet Garden roses

Photos by Joe Elario Photography