Three Notch Florals is a floral design studio for weddings and events in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Three Notch specializes in highly personalized event design developed through collaboration, garden-inspired arrangements with foraged details, and environmental sustainability. Cara, the owner and lead designer of Three Notch, takes on a limited number of events per year so she can devote the necessary time to develop a unique and seasonal design for each client.
Weddings have become less rigid in traditions. The benefit of this change is that your wedding can truly reflect you. But the drawback is an enormous number of options to sort through and decisions to make. I get to know you – how you met, what you enjoy doing together, what mood you want to evoke, what aesthetic you’re drawn to – and use this information to collaborate with you on an overall design for the event. Through this process, I help you identify what elements are most important to you and how to strategically use them in your venue to achieve your goals and showcase your personalities.
At Three Notch, we focus on using seasonal and foraged flowers and foliage. Seasonal flowers are delicate, intricate, and fleeting – beautiful markers of the time and place of your wedding. The flowers blooming on a particular day change year in and year out. Using them as the focal point makes your florals unlike anyone else's. To highlight these flowers, we work with their shape to create arrangements that are reminiscent of how flowers and foliage grow together naturally.
When it comes to planning a conscientious wedding, it can be hard to even know what questions you should be asking your vendors. It’s our job to know what the major environmental concerns are in the floral industry and to find solutions for you. At Three Notch, we spend a lot of time and effort improving the floral industry’s impact on the environment from big steps, like using local flowers, to little steps, like using only plant-dyed silk ribbon that contains no chemicals and will biodegrade.