Jewel & Daniel Wedding – Wedding Ceremony Arch – New York Botanical Garden – Josh McCullock Photography
For many couples, the wedding arch will be the focus element of their ceremony. Serving as the backdrop for the moment when your life together will be forever changed, it should say something about the both of you, your love, personality, and style. We’ve had the pleasure of working with couples to create unforgettable displays that set the scene for saying “I Do.” And when it comes to designing a wedding arch, anything goes in terms of shape, materials, and floral styling. Read More
Dan Angeli – Live Event & Wedding Painter – courtesy of artist
Imagine having your most cherished wedding moment captured forever as an original work of art. New York based artist Dan Angeli does just that, creating live wedding paintings that couples can enjoy for years to come. We were first introduced to Dan and his work when he painted at BB Featured Bride Ashley’s wedding at The Green Building. After hearing Ashley rave about the painting that he made for her and wife Tiffany, we couldn’t wait to feature the artist in our Industry Influencer Interview series.
Here, Dan talks about his artistic beginnings and fine art background, how a one-time request to paint at a friend of friend’s wedding lead to a successful career as live event painter, and the artists who most inspire him. Read More
Kristen & Joe Wedding – Bride Groom – Trumpets at the Gate – Kim Mancuso Photography
After months of researching Instagram. Pinterest, and wedding planning websites, you’ve finally chosen a wedding photographer. But the work doesn’t stop there. With so many variables coming into play, maintaining clear and open communication with the person or company shooting your wedding is paramount. Nothing is worse than experiencing a newlywed buzz kill because of unforeseen additional costs or your photos were actually taken by a ‘photographer-in-training.’
We couldn’t think of a better person to give advice on the subject than photographer Kim Mancuso. Below, Kim discusses the five questions every couple should ask their wedding photographer. Read More
Jean & Bryan Wedding – Candle Lighting Ceremony – Bronx Post Office – by Karen Wise
If we’ve noticed anything after doing weddings for over a decade, it’s that each couple is completely unique and different from the next. How they choose to carry out their wedding ceremony is a beautiful demonstration of this fact. And many couples today desire a secular ceremony to signify their union. Here are seven non-religious wedding traditions that can be used to express your love and commitment to each other.
Unity Candle Lighting Ceremony We talked about the sacredness of candle lighting in a Greek Orthodox wedding. The tradition doesn’t have to be based in a religion, however. The unity candle lighting ceremony is a beautiful way to honor your big day. Three candles are needed to perform the ritual – one for each partner and one to symbolize the new marriage. Before the ceremony, each set of parents lights a candle. Then the officiant reads a script, addressing the couple and their relationship. Finally, using the two smaller candles, the couple lights the larger candle to seal their union. Read More
Daniela Grafman – photo courtesy of Vision Event Co.
As Chief Amazement Officer of Vision Event Co., an event planning company based in New York City, Daniela Grafman wears many hats. She’s a self-described ‘Mama Bear’ to a talented team of individuals who work with clients ranging from non-profit and corporate to couples planning their wedding. Daniela could be planning a gala at the New York Public Library one day, scheduling the speaker line up for a design conference the next, and on Friday, fine-tuning last minute details with vendors for the weekend’s nuptials at The Foundry. Being able to navigate from event to event while catering to each client’s expectations comes from over ten years of experience in the industry. Read More
Rashna & Sean Wedding – Ceremony – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography
One of the best things about doing weddings in New York City is the richness of diversity here. We get to work with couples that represent many religions and cultures from around the world. They want to incorporate elements that symbolize their faith and backgrounds during their wedding. Often times, a union is marked by the coming together of different beliefs and practices. Either way, it’s unforgettable to witness the bond of marriage center around something that is so important to two people. Here’s a look at various religious and cultural wedding traditions and what they mean. Read More