Monday, January 31, 2011


Rose Petals and Lace is pleased to announce they have been selected as a 2011 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section in The Knot magazine Weddings from The Knot, the number-one wedding resource that’s most trusted by brides.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2011 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. From New York florists and Seattle bridal salons to DC makeup artists, engaged couples will find detailed feedback on local wedding businesses reviewed by thousands of newlyweds who had great things to say.

Thank you so much to all our clients for allowing us to share in your day! We greatly appreciate your time to post your reviews and comments. RPL is honored to receive this amazing award and we couldn’t have done it without you.

We are also honored to be a Little Black Book Member on Style Me Pretty for the third year in a row.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Brides Choice Award -This is why we do this!

"Flowers were very important to my husband and I. We needed them to help set the tone of our wedding. I found a picture of a bouquet online that I fell in love with and that was the only thing we brought to our first meeting with the florist. Linda took that picture and created our whole scheme. I have never in my life seen flowers as beautiful as the ones that RP&L delivered on my wedding day. Linda was extremely professional, responded to my questions and needs quickly and was a pleasure to work with. They made the process very easy and they were just as excited to deliver my flowers to me on my wedding day as I was to see them. They take great pride in their work and you can definitely see why! One of my favorite vendors that I used for my wedding." Allison's Review
RPL is honored to receive the Wedding Wire Brides choice award for the third year in a row!

While the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the Wedding Wire Network who demonstrate quality and service excellence in the wedding industry we are so honored by what our clients have to say about us. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your day and thank you to all who reviewed us!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lakia and Jay at Brooklake Country Club.

If you are like us and had enough snow and can’t wait for the warmer weather here is a nice warm summer wedding to cheer you up! These beautiful, bright, summer pictures are from Lakia and Jay’s July wedding at Brooklake Country Club. Lakia and Jay are the sweetest, nicest couple and such a pleasure to work with.

Lakia carried a bouquet of white calla lilies and stephanotis with crystal accents. Their ceremony took place outside by the golf course. The arbor was draped with chiffon and hanging crystals, highlighted with arrangements of bright summer yellow lilies, roses, and ivory hydrangeas.

The bridesmaids all carried bouquets of roses in various shades of ivory and yellow, keeping with the warm summer feel. What a beautiful shot of our gorgeous bride Lakia and her lovely ladies.

Inside the ballroom the guest were welcomed with a yellow rose at their place setting. The tables were decorated with two different style centerpieces. The arrangements were full of hydrangeas, yellow lilies, beautiful yellow citronella roses, stock and dendrobium orchids making for a beautiful summer wedding!

Now we just have to make it through the rest of the winter and we will see green golf courses, fountains that are not frozen, and of course beautiful summer flowers. Special thanks to Maria at Classic Video & Photography, for all the amazing pictures above.

Monday, January 24, 2011

RPL is thrilled to join our colleagues offering their time and services for this charitable wedding giveaway!

Rose Petals and Lace, Sounds To Go DJs, CLB Photography, Pampered Bride Weddings, Pink Comb Salon, Pink Cake Box, and Cam Turner Designs have joined forces to create NJ’s first charitable wedding giveaway! Local couples who are facing hardship are now being given the opportunity to share their stories in hopes of winning their dream wedding. Local couples who are facing hardship are now being given the opportunity to share their stories in hopes of winning their dream wedding.

Between January 1st and April 1st of this year deserving couples are encouraged to share their stories (why do they deserve to win a free wedding) in hopes of being selected to receive over $20,000 worth of wedding prizes and services.

The winning couple will be awarded the opportunity to work with some of NJ's finest wedding professionals. (See the full list of participating vendors). The couple will win complimentary wedding coordination, photography, music, videography, florals, hair and makeup, couture wedding cake, and so much more.

Couples must be looking to get married between November 1st, 2011 and December 30th, 2012. (See full description of contest terms and limitations). The winning couple will be selected by a committee comprised of various wedding professionals who are NOT involved in the giveaway.Enter to win now!Contest Ends April 1st, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lauren & Matthew at the Heldrich Hotel

If you have had enough winter and snow like we have how about some beautiful pictures from a warm day in the fall? Gorgeous shots of Lauren and Matthew’s wedding at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. Lauren had a pave bouquet of calla lilies, cymbidium orchids and fushcia roses. The ceremony aisle was lined with cylinders with floating candles and pomander balls adorned the chuppah. Centerpieces were Manzanita branches with hanging votives. Check out photographer Ahmetze’s: Ahmetze’s blog for great pics of the couple on the streets of downtown New Brunswick when the sun was shining and warm !
Ahmetze Photography:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jerseylicious or Jersey Shore? Jersey Wedding Style is so much more!

Jersey Weddings are classy, chic, elegant or casual, modern or traditional, fun and flirty, vintage or sophisticated. The tri-state area has every style venue and vendors a bride could possibly dream of!

RPL loves to help potential clients in the design process. A good place to start is tell you how the process of wedding flowers and special events design works when you call Rose Petals and Lace. The first thing newly engaged couples should do (after celebrating with family and friends of course!) is to choose a time of year that would suit the two of you and your families. You should visit your church or synagogue to see if there are any times or requirements that may need to be met. If you plan to have your ceremony at the venue then you can just dive right in to the amazing selections of venues the tri-state has to offer.
There are hundreds of venues; traditional Manors in North Jersey, hot chic Hotels in New Brunswick- central jersey, Shore-chic venues down the shore, amazing Spaces like the Liberty House with breathtaking views of Manhattan, the rustic Stone House, romantic Bed and Breakfast venues- so many to choose from. Pick the style you love and visit these venues. ( More to come on venues.)

Next, dress shopping! What bride doesn’t love her own fashion show of dream wedding gowns? Again many different style shops are all around. Follow your heart as you pick the style dress you love! After you find “the one” think about your maids dresses. What colors do you love, are you looking for a spring feel, warm fall colors, blue as the sea, or formal black and white?

All these things affect the flower choices and d├ęcor! It is very helpful to have these things in place before trying to select flowers to complement your dress and venue. Of course if you can't wait to see all the gorgeous things RPL has to offer, contact us and we will be happy to sit with you and discuss your flower choices!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dolores and Matt from their gorgeous fall wedding at The Manor! Go to our Facebook page and check it out!! Congratulations- Love that bouquet! Finally posted the pictures.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Silvia & Rob’s Palace Wedding

Just had a preview of Fiore Films video from Silvia & Rob’s Palace Wedding. The couple had their breathtaking ceremony at St. Mary’s Coptic Church (Egyptian Christian) right in East Brunswick!
Thank you Sharrone for sharing this film. The video gave us goosebumps-can’t wait to see the rest!

Venue - The Palace
Photography - By Millie Photography
Band - Pharaohs Entertainment
Flowers - Rose Petals & Lace
Hair - LaSorella Bridal
Makeup - Jessica Urbealis

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year and Introducing RPL!

NO we aren’t new! Just want to take a moment to tell everyone about the phenomenal Rose Petals and Lace Floral Design team!
Rose Petals and Lace is a mother - daughter team based in central New Jersey. Linda, owner and creative director and Jill, lead design artist started out over a decade ago on a fabulous journey to make RPL one of the premier floral design companies in New Jersey.
We decided to take the typical “flower shop” approach to weddings and kick it up more than a notch! Bringing wedding design to a higher level we offer personal service, custom floral designs and attention to every detail. We love what we do and it shows.
Take a look for yourself at the RPL website!

In the time since we started as just a small home based studio we have grown in leaps and bounds due to our award winning designs and personal touch. RPL has been featured in many magazines including New Jersey Bride, Contemporary Bride, LaBella Bride and the Knot. We have been blogged on as well as Brenda’s bestwedding

Today, RPL is proud to be a preferred vendor for the Liberty House and The Stone House. We are also so grateful for our amazing clients-please read our FIVE STAR Reviews on Wedding Wire

If you are recently engaged, Congratulations!! If you are planning a spectacular event or corporate party, Fantastic! We would love to meet with you and discuss all we can do to make your wedding and special event amazing!!