Part 2 | Behind the Scenes with Tracey Reynolds

So after spending Day 1: Friday in New York’s floral district with Tracey Reynolds of Tracey Reynolds Design, I spent another day with her on Sunday preparing the wedding flowers for her Jewish wedding where I delved deeper into the wedding floral process and gained a better understanding of why wedding flowers cost so much.

 

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After the flowers had spent a day at Tracey’s home being loved on (fed, watered, cut and prepped) so that ton Sunday, they would open up, look perfect and fresh for the wedding day.  This is one of the big differences in why florals from the store or grocery don’t bloom or last as long.  Most people don’t have the expertise to properly care for them so they bloom and look fresh.

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Tracey’s basement and home studio was filled with gorgeous florals for Sunday’s Jewish wedding all placed in buckets of water at the perfect temperature.

 

 

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I love how Kenzie, Tracey’s oldest daughter stopped by and Tracey took a little time to chat with her!

 

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Check out Tracey’s innovative method using plastic cups and tape for keeping for bouquets fresh in water but in place while they get delivered to the bride and her bridesmaids.

 

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I found out that one of the reasons orchids are so expensive is because they need a lot of love as they are being grown (you need to pet them, talk to them, touch them) and also handle them with extreme care… hence the cotton ball tissue surrounding the orchids below.

 

 

 

 

 

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Below is Elizabeth + Dedrick’s New Brunswick, New Jersey wedding which was featured in The Knot that received a lot of attention and that launched Tracey’s highly requested signature centerpiece style, which this Sunday’s Jewish bride was requesting for her wedding.

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Baby Olivia and grandmother come downstairs to check out the progress of the centerpieces.

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Tracey’s little boy decides to help out for a little bit.

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The final bridal bouquet was to die for!  The bride just told Tracey her colors and she pulled together this lush unique creation!

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I’m so in love with the pin detail and labels: Tracey puts so much thought and love into each floral design.

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And now, we’re off to UHaul to pick up the truck so that we can deliver the florals.  Whew!!!

 

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This is one of my favorite images of Tracey.  She just jumped into the truck like it was nothing and we drove off.

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Tracey has the best husband ever; after the flowers were done, he prepped the U-Haul truck to securely transfer all the flowers to the wedding venue with double knots.

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If you haven’t already, check out the details of Day 1 here.