September 3, 2019

Yani & Divinity: Organic Romance at Liberty House

Yani & Divinity Wedding - Bride and Bride Archway - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – Bride and Bride Archway – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

Not many couples can say that the world’s biggest superstar brought them together. Yani and Divinity met while touring the world with Beyonce on The Beyonce Experience in 2007. “Divinity was her bass player and I was one of her dancers,” Yani says. Achieving that level of professional-artistic success requires talent and dedication. She continues, “Divinity’s very passionate, focused and disciplined – qualities that I also see in myself. We connected on that level. And she has a great smile.”

We are excited to introduce Yani, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for September. Yani and Divinity exchanged vows on a picture-perfect day at Liberty House. Here, she shares the first chapter in their Real BB Wedding story.
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September 2, 2019

Pretty Wedding Decor Ideas With Alstroemeria Flowers

Alstroemria Wedding Bouquet - via weddingchicks.com

Alstroemria Wedding Bouquet – via weddingchicks.com

 

We are often asked about filler flowers – the background blooms that help bring a wedding bouquet or centerpiece to life. One of our favorites for late summer/early fall is the alstroemeria, also known as the Peruvian Lily. With three to five blooms per stem, spotted petals, and an exotic look, it has a bit more character than other fillers. Color availability ranges from white and blush to unique bi-colors to vibrant orange, pink, red, and purple.

The alstroemeria was named after its discoverer, Baron Claus von Astromer, a Swedish naturalist who happened upon the bloom while collecting seeds in Spain in 1753. In the language of flowers, it symbolizes friendship, devotion, and following your dreams. In addition to beauty and style, if the meaning of your wedding flowers is important to you, then the alstroemeria is an excellent choice to have around on the big day.
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August 27, 2019

Heather & Amos’ Enchanted Garden Reception

Heather & Amos Wedding - High Centerpiece - William Vale - Jovon Photography

Heather & Amos Wedding – High Centerpiece – William Vale – Jovon Photography

 

“There was a lot that went into making our day special. The morning of our wedding, we decided to simply accept everything as it was. Standing in the same spot later that evening, we looked each other and said, ‘We did it.’” Here, featured bride Heather shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding Story.

After the rooftop­ ceremony, guests gathered for cocktail hour to raise the first of many toasts honoring the newlyweds. Then it was off to the Vale Ballroom where a magnificent scene awaited them. “We knew that we wanted a transformation between the ceremony and the reception,” the bride says. “Our all-white ceremony was followed by the most colorful reception. We loved that everyone was like, ‘What did I just walk into?’ They were so surprised!”
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August 27, 2019

Eco-Conscious Wedding Wedding Ideas

Emma & Izzet Wedding - Bride Groom Chuppah Bouquet - Blue Hill at Stone Barns - Rebecca Yale Photography

Emma & Izzet Wedding – Bride Groom Chuppah Bouquet – Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Rebecca Yale Photography

 

Your wedding is going to be the biggest party you’ll ever throw. And we’ve all seen the aftermath of a good party. From the leftover bottles, food containers and bags to the use-once-and-throw-away decorations, it’s a big carbon footprint.

Making smarter, sustainable decisions in the way we consume is something we should all be practicing. With some planning, incorporating these principles into your big day is easy to do. And as you will see, having an eco-conscious wedding doesn’t mean you have to compromise your style and personality.
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August 20, 2019

Heather & Amos Exchange Vows In A Romantic Sky-High Ceremony

Heather & Amos Wedding - Chuppah Ceremony - William Vale - Jovon Photography

Heather & Amos Wedding – Chuppah Ceremony – William Vale – Jovon Photography

 

A chance Saturday brunch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn ended with Heather and Amos finally making the biggest decision in their wedding planning process. “We wanted our wedding to feel fresh and memorable,” says Heather. “We also love the water and wanted to incorporate a water element in some way.” With its luxury rooftop offering breathtaking views of the East River and Manhattan, the William Vale had everything this modern couple was looking for in a wedding venue. Here, Heather talks about her and Amos’ romantic ceremony high in the sky.
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August 20, 2019

BB Venues We Love: Stone Mill At New York Botanical Garden

Jewel and Daniel Wedding - floral archway - Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden - Josh Mccullock

Jewel and Daniel Wedding – floral archway – Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden – Josh Mccullock

 

While many wedding venues offer the refined luxury that has come to define New York style, few offer an escape from it all. By this we mean a setting that feels far off, magical, and is surrounded by blooming flowers and sprawling greenery. This is what makes Stone Mill at New York Botanical Garden so special. Tucked away in the lush, natural grounds that were founded in 1891, Stone Mill blends historic charm with modern comforts. With a capacity of 60 to 120 guests, it provides outdoor and indoor spaces to accommodate a wedding from start to finish. Marked by exposed wooden beams, original brick walls, and warm lighting, the newly renovated building radiates intimate romance.
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