Synopses & Reviews
One of the most anticipated experiences in every bride-to-bes wedding planning is choosing her bouquet. However, when faced with the real-life sea of styles and flowers, a bride-to-be may soon become overwhelmed. To Have & To Hold
offers more than 150 unique bouquets, pictured in 200 luminous photographs, that incorporate scores of seasonal flowers both familiar and exotic, as well as flowering branches, pinecones, leaves, feathers, family lace—even fruits and herbs—to guide her in her decision.
David Stark and Avi Adler escort the bride-to-be through todays maze of flowers and bouquet styles, identifying the indispensable basics: Labels and deconstructed bouquets name every flower. Lists of flowers available by season and by price help narrow the choices based on when the wedding will take place and what the budget is. Also included are practical details such as how to care for flowers, how to make your own stunning and cost-effective bouquet, how to hold the bouquet and then how to preserve it, and how to tie in boutonnieres, bridesmaids bouquets, and flower girls baskets. In addition, the authors personal anecdotes offer sage advice on bouquet dos and donts.
To Have & To Hold has a bouquet to strike any fancy for every kind of wedding day.
Labels and deconstructed bouquets name every flower in the more than 150 bouquets featured. Lists of flowers available by season and by price help narrow the choices in this guide that includes practical details such as how to care for flowers and how to make your own bouquets. 200 photos.
About the Author
David Stark and Avi Adler are the most sought after event planners in New York. With clients that include MoMA, the New York Botanical Garden, Target, Valentino, Bulgari, and Kate Spade, they have appeared on national television shows such as Martha Stewart Living and Today. They live in Brooklyn, New York.David Stark is the president and creative director of one of New Yorks esteemed event-planning firms, David Stark Design and Production, which creates elaborate events hosted by New Yorks elite, including the New York City Opera, MoMA, Sotheby's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Target. His wildly inventive ideas have been featured in magazines such as InStyle Home, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Traditional Home, and Modern Bride, and he has appeared on national television shows including Martha Stewart Living, Martha, Today, and The View. The author of Napkins with a Twist and co-author of To Have and To Hold and Wild Flowers, Stark lives in Brooklyn, New York.