March 21, 2019

7 Alternatives To The Bouquet Toss: How Brides Are Breaking Tradition

Dara & Jared Wedding – Bouquet – Greenwich Hyatt by Brian Hatton

 

Have you ever wondered where the tradition of tossing the bouquet actually originated? The reason is not as lovely as one might think. It started hundreds of years ago when touching the bride was believed to bring good luck. Can you imagine how uncomfortable and invasive that must have felt?! Unruly guests would go to such lengths as to rip off pieces of her dress! As a distractive way to appease the crowd, the bride would toss her bouquet and then make a quick getaway. Over time, the distraction evolved into a gesture in which the bride passes good luck to one single lady.
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March 18, 2019

Featured Bride Rashna On Her Breathtaking Indian Wedding Attire And Jewelry

Rashna & Sean Wedding – Bride – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography

 

The dress, jewelry, and flowers, – these are the elements that make up a bride’s armor so to speak. She chooses each with the utmost thought and care as they define how she wants to look and feel on the biggest day of her life. This is particularly true for the woman getting married in a traditional Indian wedding. Here, our BB Featured Bride Rashna talks about her ceremonial attire and accessories.

Bridal Attire, Henna, & Jewelry

When it came time to start searching for what she was going to wear at her wedding, Rashna got to skip the usual process of jumping from appointment to appointment at the local bridal boutiques. She explains, “My wedding dress had to be a traditional South Indian kanjeevaram saree. But I was lucky, because I was able to pick out my colors.” She chose a stunning jewel tone yellow and orange saree decorated with gold accents.
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March 13, 2019

5 Expert Tips On Planning The Perfect Proposal

Christina & Derek Wedding – Wedding Ring Detail – The Foundry LIC – Kevin Markland Photography

 

We always look forward to hearing about our brides’ amazing proposal stories. Each story is different from the next and one thing is for sure, there is no right or wrong way to pop the question. Still, the person who is doing the asking could be feeling the pressure. While getting engaged is an exciting milestone for any couple, it can also come with some challenges during the planning process. Proposing to the love of your life should be a joyous time, not one that causes stress, so we have compiled a few tips to get you started!
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March 7, 2019

Rashna & Sean: A Secret Garden Affair At The Bronx Zoo

Rashna & Sean Wedding – Bride & Groom – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography

 

One of the best parts of our job is seeing a wedding become a marriage of different cultures. Special rituals, customs, and traditions bond two people together in a way that happens once in a lifetime. With this idea in mind, we are excited to introduce Rashna, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for March. “The Indian culture is beautiful and something that I think more people should be exposed to,” says Rashna. “What better way to celebrate my culture that at my wedding?” She and Sean exchanged vows on a beautiful day at the Bronx Zoo. Here, Rashna shares the first part of their love story.
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March 5, 2019

Interview With Photographer Kim Mancuso

Photographer Kim Mancuso

 

The power of a photograph to conjure memories and emotions from the most important times in our lives is undeniable. This is especially true for wedding photographs. Since childhood, Kim Mancuso has had a fascination for the captured image and its ability to share experiences and stories. We were first introduced to Kim’s work through BB Featured Bride Kristen’s summer wedding at Trumpet at The Gate. From the intimate moments to the grand gestures, her photographs were an authentic expression of the day from beginning to end.

Kim just launched her new photography website. With the Spring/Summer wedding season just around the corner, we thought it would be a great idea to interview Kim for our Women Paving the Aisle series. Here, she talks about her professional journey, unique approach to photographing weddings, building trust with clients, and creative inspirations.
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March 4, 2019

Gorgeous Wedding Decor Ideas With Pampas Grass

pampas grass wedding arch – via bridesmagazine.co.uk

 

Ever since Mandy Moore’s wedding last year, we’ve been obsessed with the pampas grass wedding trend. Soft, natural, and available in colors ranging from white to whispery pink, it can be worked in to just about every decor element. For her private backyard ceremony, Mandy Moore used pampas grass to capture a feminine boho vibe. But it can be used to express a variety of wedding styles ranging from whimsical to sophisticated. Thinking of incorporating pampas grass in to your big day celebrations? We’ve got you covered!

Wedding Backdrop

Pampas grass brings luxurious volume and texture to the wedding backdrop, creating a scene guests will be talking about long after the vows are exchanged. Go wild with a rich and sprawling aisle and archway in a neutral palette. A circular arch of soft pink and beige stems combined with lush greenery and blossoms radiates heavenly romance. White pampas grass, blooms, and greenery arranged on a geometric backdrop is the perfect marriage of bohemian and modern styles.
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