Hilary & Brad Wedding – Bride Getting Ready – Plaza Hotel – Hechler Photographers
If anyone could use an extra pick-me-up this holiday season, it’s the friend who is in the thick of wedding planning. With the anxiety of getting ready for the big day coupled with the usual stress this time of year brings, she has a lot on her plate. What better way to put the cheer back in life than with an amazing gift that lets her know you are thinking of her. From beauty and pampering to personalized goods to home décor, here’s the ultimate gift guide for the bride-to-be. Read More
After months of planning and work, one of the most anticipated moments a bride faces on her wedding day is finally getting to see how the reception décor turned out. BB Featured Bride Lauren recalls when she first walked into the ballroom at Natirar Mansion. “Seeing the room for the first time, I was flooded with feelings of happiness and relief. The décor was far beyond anything I could have imagined.” Here, Lauren shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
Part 4: Reception, Tablescape, & Ceiling Installation Read More
Claudio Marquez – Founder of Mod Society – photo by @manifest_it_collective
If music be the food of love, play on. – William Shakespeare
Much rides on the shoulders of a wedding band. After all the formalities of the marriage ceremony are said and done, the wedding band is responsible for playing the soundtrack that accompanies the newlywed’s once-in-a-lifetime celebration. This is where Claudio Marquez and Mod Society come in. Through music, Mod Society stimulates the emotions, mood, and energy that create memories people remember long after the last song is played.
Shortly after moving to New York City in 2009 to pursue his career, Claudio watched as fellow musicians picked up gigs (and made money!) playing at weddings. Interested yet unsure how to break into this type of work, he decided to form his own band. In its early days, Mod Society was just a trio that played while guests sipped cocktails waiting for the reception to begin. At present, Mod Society is an ever-evolving music collective known for keeping wedding dance floors jam packed well into the night. Read More
One of the distinguishing features of Natirar is its lush natural setting, which offers an unforgettable backdrop for saying “I Do.” But ask anyone who has gone through it, getting married outdoors can be very stressful as inclement weather is always a factor. “For twelve months, I crossed my fingers everyday hoping that it wouldn’t rain!” BB Featured Bride Lauren exclaims. Answering her wishes, Mother Nature came through with the most picture-perfect day imaginable. Here, Lauren, talks about her and Lou’s breathtaking hilltop ceremony. Read More
If you are currently wracked with nerves trying to decide on what to wear down the aisle, then Lauren’s ‘Say Yes to The Dress’ story will give you hope. This month’s BB Featured Bride looks back and says with a laugh, “I think I tried on every dress in the Tri-State area.” Lauren’s perseverance paid off in the end. Here, she shares the details about her stunning Netta BenShabu gown and personals.
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
New York City’s bridal boutiques are filled with rack upon rack of beautiful fashions by luxury designers from all over the world. Hunting for a wedding dress is exciting and fun – at first. Even the most seasoned shopper can become overwhelmed by the abundance of choices. When asked about her experience, Lauren replies, “Yikes… this was a long process. I tried on more dresses than I care to admit.” Her quest led to Wedding Atelier on Madison Avenue. There, Lauren had encountered a problem of a different kind. “I ended up loving every dress I tried on!” she exclaims. Ultimately, it was a gown by Israeli designer Netta BenShabu that won her heart. “When I put on that dress, I finally knew my search was over.” Read More
Not every love story is a page turner from the beginning. Some need a couple of chapters to really get going, but the wait is always worth it in the end. “We met in college,” Lauren says. “I knew right away that I wanted to be with Lou. It took him a few more years to figure it out.”
We are excited to introduce Lauren, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for November. Lauren and Lou married on a picturesque day at Natirar. Here she shares the beginning of their Real BB Wedding Story. Read More