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A "whimsical bouquet inspired by a walk in a field of wild flowers" is how Joanna Berkun, designer at The Little Flower Shoppe, describes her design. This bouquet consists of Café Ole dinner plate dahlias, Pee Gee hydrangea, Juliet garden roses, autumn clematis, scabiosa, rudbeckia, delphinium and treetop ferns. The variety of shapes and textures gives this bouquet a picked-from-the-garden feel.

The holiday season has been a busy one for us as we continue to be at the forefront of an industry trend toward more natural, eco-friendly holiday-scapes that reduce our collective carbon footprint. Our efforts to source more local product and fashion creative, organic holiday displays are gaining nationwide attention. Most recently, the news team at MarketWatch Radio checked in for our take on holiday decorating trends.

The Little Flower Shoppe is now booking consultations for holiday parties and residential decorating. Call for an appointment.

Creativity and an extraordinary passion for detail define the one-of-a-kind work of LFS Productions, the special events arm of The Raimondi Group that's overseen by The Little Flower Shoppe and John Hoitsma of Raimondi Horticultural Group. Effortlessly juggling projects that range from photo shoots to house tours to weddings, the team executes their – and their clients' – vision with graceful ease and an eye for what's genuinely natural, artful and unpretentious.

Among their holiday projects:

Staging a beautiful holiday-at-home backdrop for FOX newscaster (and Ridgewood resident) Martha McCallum for the cover of (201) magazine's December issue. "We created several vignettes throughout the home," says Hoitsma, who opted for a monochromatic scheme highlighted by lots of "pretty, reflective and somewhat retro" mercury glass and candles to create a backdrop for Christmas. A fan of the vintage-style glass, Hoitsma says it "romances everything."

Creating two very different holiday looks for the Ridge School HSA's Holiday House Tour. "We did two houses; one very modern and contemporary, which we complemented with lots of silver and white for a shimmering, White Christmas effect and the other more traditional," says The Little Flower Shoppe.

Kicking-off the season in November with an LFS Productions wedding in New York City at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts, a spectacular event space that was once a synagogue. To complement the space's striking, ethereal architecture, the team tapped a pretty jewel-tone color palette of deep plums, burgundies and burnt oranges set off by glistening mercury glass. "Varying heights and textures created visual interest, for an overall effect that was very elegant and very romantic," says Hoistma. The icing on the cake? "A compliment from an Angel Orensanz staffer who said the atmosphere was unlike anything he'd ever seen before," he recalls.

Bergen Health & Life – The Little Flower Shoppe and the magazine's art director, Meredith McBride-Kipp, teamed up to create "Winter White" – a four-page showcase for the magazine's December issue. They urge readers to "curb the urge to use your old red and green holiday decorations…and embrace a new palette." The piece also appears on Meredith's style blog amerelife (to view, click here) and at Bergen Health & Life online (here).