About Bastille

 
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Our Story

 
 
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Founded by Emily Pinon, Bastille Flowers & Events is a boutique floral and event design firm committed to unparalleled service, meticulous attention to detail, and luxury around every corner. Whether producing a wedding, a corporate event, or a private celebration, the result is always elegant and timeless, exquisitely crafted, and perfectly coordinated.

Bastille is a full service floral and event styling studio. Our events are bold, innovative, whimsical, modern, and elegant. We design, build, weld, suspend, collaborate, transform, invent, inspire, amaze, and surpass expectations. 

Our team is comprised of experts in a variety of disciplines, enabling Bastille to produce flawless events that are fine-tuned and thoughtfully executed. The key ingredients throughout are a harmony in color and scale, texture, and a feeling of luxury. The result is a fresh and fully customized experience each and every time.

 

OUR TEAM

 
 
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EMILY PINON
FOUNDER

Growing up in New England’s countryside, surrounded by fragrant lilac, lush peonies, and delicate lily of the valley, Emily Pinon developed a love for flowers and design. Later, she flourished in Paris where she worked alongside some of the city’s most renowned designers. Immersed in a world of luxury and fashion, she returned to New York City and established herself as a preeminent force in the design community.  Before long she was lauded for her dynamic and inspirational designs, and she quickly acquired a loyal and sophisticated clientele. Emily and the Bastille flowers & events team enjoy traveling all over the globe producing exquisitely crafted and one-of-a-kind events.  Emily currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and 8 year old son.

 
 
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NINA GLUCKMAN
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

As creative director for Bastille flowers & events, with more than twelve years in the event design industry, Nina creates bespoke environments and custom events, utilizing her flair for florals, texture, color and scale.   Nina lives in Brooklyn with husband and two children. 

KATHERINE GONZALEZ
EVENT DIRECTOR

A certified member of AIFD, Katherine knows every different floral design technique out there, and continues to teach and evaluate AIFD’s new crop of students each year. As Event Design Producer, she brings her love of the craft and impeccable design eye to produce hand-crafted events and unforgettable weddings at Bastille flowers & events. 

 
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MARIA O'NEILL
EVENT PRODUCER

Maria developed a love of flowers at a young age, purchasing small bouquets with her babysitting money.  She has since turned that passion into a career that has spanned more than 12 years and included working as a floral designer, a wholesale sales rep and now an event producer at Bastille.  Maria feels that the natural world provides the best inspiration for design and that each bloom has a role to play in transforming an event space from the ordinary to the sublime.

TRACEY HU-A-NG
EVENT PRODUCER

Following graduation from FlowerSchool New York, Tracey Hu-a-ng joined Bastille in 2016. She hit the ground running and immediately became an integral part of the team (aka our organizational guru). Raised on the island of Curaçao and coming from a corporate background, Tracey believes that reinventing yourself and stepping out of your comfort zone is where you grow and learn the most, and she has fully embraced that philosophy as an Event Producer at Bastille.  Tracey's creative spirit and decisive sensibility combine to make every event she works on unforgettable. 

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KANDICE LAVALAS
EVENT PRODUCER

Design of all kinds is in the details, or at least that’s Kandice mantra! It’s guided her work alongside high profile non-profits such as Girl Scouts and Common Sense Media, and later translated to event management of several major fundraising initiatives. Now it takes shape, enhancing the Bastille flower & event brand by curating even more beautiful dreams and ideas.


 
 

OUR PROCESS

Bastille flowers & events is a boutique flower and event design firm. We are different from a traditional florist in that that we specialize in full-scale event design and decor services, in addition to flowers. This includes linens, design services, floor plans, site visits, coordination of rentals and lounge elements, custom fabrications, and much more. 

Our process starts with a phone conversation so that we can learn about the brushstroke details of your event and determine our availability. Afterward, we will invite you to our showroom so that we can meet in person and get a sense of your vision. You will have the opportunity to see our studio, speak with our designers, and scroll through our portfolios of previous events. Following this meeting we prepare an initial custom proposal that includes decor descriptions and pricing as well as inspiration pages that provide a visual to go along with the text. Once the proposal is accepted we begin to generate floor plans, and plan future design meetings and site visits. Eventually, much closer to the date of the event, we will invite you back to our showroom to experience a full mockup of an actual dinner table including linens, flowers and candles so that you know exactly what to expect the day of the event.

Each event that we produce is custom, and so budgets do vary from one to another. However, we find that starting with a minimum helps us to ensure that each event we produce lives up to the quality of work that we are known for. Please inquire for more details. 

OUR SERVICES

 
  • Custom Flower Design
  • Linens
  • Carpeting
  • Lighting & Audio Visual
  • Tenting & Dance Floors
  • Programs, Place& Menu Cards
  • Event Design & Production
  • Interiors
  • Seminars & Group Classes
  • Mood Boards
  • Furniture Rentals
  • Custom Built Furniture
 
 

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