About our studio
Tiger Weddings is the award-winning wedding design team for Encke Flowers (New Jersey’s oldest floral design business) and Tiger Lily Flowers, northern New Jersey’s only organic and Fair Trade florist. We strive to honor the cultural diversity of our region. Whether your wedding vision is modest and down-to-earth or sleek and high style, we are ready to help you incorporate your values and singular vision into your wedding ceremony with style, grace and imagination.
According to Korean legend, Tiger Weddings make the sun shine during a summer downpour. While we cannot promise miracles with the weather on your wedding day, our wedding designers can make your entire wedding experience glow from the engagement party to the reception.
We are first and foremost artists, coming to the floral trade out of different design backgrounds (fashion and fine art). We bring a sculptural sensibility to our floral design work. We are also deeply involved in our community, understanding the importance of helping people celebrate their lives’ great events and rites of passage. We are privileged to participate in our community’s customs, their celebrations, courtships and reconciliations, illnesses and mourning. We genuinely enjoy the role we play in our customers’ lives, however fleeting or tangential. It has become a rare thing for artists to enjoy this kind of daily direct role in such intimate rituals.
Myoung Ja is from Seoul, Korea. She was a lead designer in young women’s fashions for Korean GUESS before starting her own fashion design company. After coming to the US in 1999, Myoung Ja bought Encke Flowers, New Jersey’s oldest floral business at its old location on East Fort Lee Road in Bogota. After moving around the corner on Queen Anne Road in Teaneck, Encke Flowers celebrated its 100th anniversary. Myoung Ja has earned a reputation as one of northern New Jersey’s elite floral designers.
Trained as a painter and sculptor, artist Tim Blunk worked for over 12 years directing an alternative gallery and performance space in Teaneck. During this time, he met Myoung Ja and began learning design with her at Encke Flowers. Together, they opened a second shop, Tiger Lily Flowers on Cedar Lane in July 2008, focusing specifically on weddings and organic/Fair Trade flowers. Tim has a Master of Fine Arts degree in installation and performance art. In addition to his floral work, he is a curator and has done theatrical set design for numerous productions in the New York metropolitan area. He teaches art and directs Gallery Bergen at Bergen Community College.
Call us today to set up an appointment: 201-287-1800
Tiger Lily is located at 569 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, New Jersey.