Caroline & Jonathan Wedding – Wedding Cake Cutting – Oheka Castle – by Craig Paulson
When it comes to wedding cakes these days, taste is just one of the factors that couples consider when deciding on what to serve their guests. Now more than ever, natural flowers and greenery are replacing the traditional cake topper to create fresh, one-of-kind designs. We always get excited when our couples ask us to set aside elements from their floral theme to decorate their wedding cake. A few pillowy peonies on top, a cascade of garden roses, and a ring of ivy can take the basic white dessert to the next level. From petite and sweet to blooming show-stoppers, here’s a look at some of our favorite petal trimmed confections from the Real BB Weddings archives. Read More
Kat and Ryan Wedding – Bridal Bouquet – New York Botanical Garden – Laurie Rhodes Photography
Scientists have conducted numerous research studies to confirm that certain colors have special ‘powers’ that influence our emotions and behaviors. The official term is ‘color psychology.’ Red is associated with passion, blue is calming, yellow means happiness, pink is romantic, orange is playful, green is refreshing and purple relates to creativity. As wedding floral designers, one of the best perks of the job is getting to witness the power of color first hand.
Sure, all white with a touch of green here and there is a classic mainstay that looks great across seasons and venues. This post is for our readers who are thinking about exploring color’s emotional expression. Often in our experience, a few slight adjustments in intensity and brightness is what is needed to take an arrangement to the next level. An exuberant floral theme just sings to the joyous feelings of love that fill a couple’s big day. For inspiration, we went through the Real BB Weddings archives and rounded up our favorite vibrant wedding palette ideas. Read More
Laura and Charlie Wedding – Wedding Cake Cutting – Cipriani – Christian Oth Studio
The evening’s celebrations commenced with guests enjoying hors oeuvres and raising the first of many glasses to Laura and Charlie. While everyone mingled, the newlyweds took advantage of this time to finally relax and relish the moment. “I loved sneaking away with Charlie after the ceremony,” Laura remembers. “We were able to eat our cocktail hour food by ourselves and reflect on the fact that we were officially married!” Here, she shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding Story.
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Laura and Charlie Wedding – Bride and Groom Chuppah – Cipriani – Christian Oth Studio
Months of planning and anticipation lead up to the moment when a couple sees their wedding décor for the first time. “We knew that we wanted a classic white palette,” this month’s Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Laura says. “But to see the chuppah in person was just spectacular.” Here, she shares the details about her elegant ceremony at Cipriani 42nd Street.
Part 3: Ceremony & Chuppah
Gathering for Laura and Charlie’s summer wedding, guests were welcomed with a scene so captivating they immediately forgot about the blistering heat outside. Blending old world glamour and garden romance, an iron gate trimmed with sprawling greenery and crisp white blossoms opened into the ceremony space. Read More
Victoria and Doug Wedding – Floral Ring Aisle Arrangements – The Rockleigh – Molly Sue Photography
Imagine being met by lush florals and greenery with every step you take down the aisle. Going big with ceremony pathway décor was a major emerging trend last year with our brides. Scattered rose petals and candles (which are absolutely beautiful!) were given over to flourishing, natural arrangements that looked like a garden in full bloom. Aptly described as a ‘living’ aisle, these show-stopping scenes captivate the eye to no end. Our client proposals for the upcoming wedding season indicate that this floral love affair is here to stay. From wildly romantic to prim and polished, here are décor ideas for making the big walk all you dreamed of and more. Read More
Laura and Charlie Wedding – Bridal Portrait – Cipriani – Christian Oth Studio
For this month’s BB Featured Bride Laura, it was love at first sight. “I picked out my wedding dress six months before I was even engaged,” she says with a laugh. “I saw the dress online during New York Bridal Fashion week and immediately knew it was the one for me.” Here, Laura talks about her stunning Oscar de la Renta gown and personals.
Part 2: Wedding Dress and Personals
Laura’s ‘say yes to the dress’ story is the kind we all hope for. After becoming officially engaged, she made an appointment to try on the Oscar de la Renta dress she had been dreaming about for the past year and half. “It was even better in person,” she exclaims. “I tried on a few more options just to do my due diligence, but nothing compared. The dress and all the fittings that followed were by far the easiest and most fun parts of wedding planning!” Read More