First Blush

Guilford, CT View map Visit website


$3,000 Typical Price

First Blush is a floral and event design company in Guilford, Connecticut, that specializes in garden-style arrangements for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Owner and lead artist, Emma McHugh, loves working with various types of blooms and foliage, to give soon-to-be-weds customizable bouquets, centerpieces and other fresh decor. From bright, summer-inspired color schemes to romantic neutrals, she and her team will work to match your nuptial theme.

Services Offered

The team at First Blush is dedicated to working with couples, and designing an event that incorporates meaningful, memorable details. They commit to eco-friendly practices, including locally sourcing flowers, ordering directly from farms and minimizing floral foam use. These florists will handle delivery, setup, and teardown of their arrangements, while you spend time with your loved ones.

Other Services

First Blush also provides comprehensive and organized planning services that range from full and partial planning to custom design and month-of coordination. Emma and her team will work closely with you, to translate your vision into a unique, breathtaking design. They will be present on your big day, to make sure everything goes according to your plan. Some of their main event planning services include:

  • Color coordination
  • Custom flower arrangements
  • Traditional centerpieces
  • Unique non-floral arrangements
  • Traditional and non-traditional bouquets
  • Timelines
  • Choosing and booking venue and vendors
  • Budget analysis
  • Bespoke bouquet design
  • Bud vases
  • Woman-owned

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Aisle Decor
Altar Decor
Chuppah Decor
Flower Baskets
Flower Crowns
Flower Petals
Single Flowers

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    Kate S. Married on 08/28/2021
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    Flawless flowers and planning!

    I cannot recommend Emma highly enough as both a planner and a florist! Our wedding plans, like many others, changed throughout COVID. Emma was much more than the "month of" planner we hired her for. She was calm, professional, and creative in helping us come up with plans A, B, and C. And when it came time to (finally!) execute our reception, I couldn't have asked for a better day. She made sure every detail was attended to so that my husband and I could relax and enjoy ourselves. First Blush also did our flowers, which were absolutely gorgeous and got so many compliments throughout the night!
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    Eden S. Married on 08/08/2021
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    HIGHLY recommend, amazing all around

    We were blown away by Emma and our entire experience with First Blush. We had a very fuzzy vision of our picture for our wedding day, and from the beginning conversation with Emma, she brought clarity and creativity to work with us in bringing our vision to life. Emma was extremely professional and just downright kind. From her initial design proposal, to her quick responsiveness in adjusting details, to her reassurance and recommendations when making decisions along the way, Emma was truly a joy to work with. During the height of the pandemic, Emma was transparent and had our best interests at heart, proactively explaining the impact the pandemic was having on the floral industry and how she would advocate for bringing our vision to light, but acknowledging we may need to pivot based on availability. Furthermore, Emma went above and beyond -- sending us the KINDEST care package to celebrate our engagement, and another gift after we had to postpone our wedding due to COVID. Emma brought a rawness and realness that is special and somewhat rare in partnering with vendors. By the end of the journey, Emma felt like an old friend who we shared an amazing journey - and ultimately a beautiful end result. Our bouquets, chuppah, table arrangements, welcome floral display, and details on our memorial table and place settings table were all BEAUTIFUL and we will have friends and family complimenting how gorgeous everything was. I can't recommend First Blush enough. You'll be signing up to partner with a vendor who wants to bring your vision to light, bringing to the table her own creative eye and expertise, and caring for you and your future spouse in every way.


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