August 11, 2020

BB Featured Bride Fanta On Her Show-Stopping Martina Liana Wedding Dress

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Fanta and Darwin Wedding - Bride and Groom Bouquet - Stonebridge Country Club - Belluci Films

Fanta and Darwin Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – Stonebridge Country Club – Belluci Films

 

A bride wants many things from a wedding dress. As the most important article of clothing she will ever wear, it should make her feel confident, beautiful, and true to her personal style, but with a bit more sparkle and shine for the once in a lifetime occasion. BB Featured Bride Fanta knew she had found ‘the one’ when she stepped into a gown by Martina Liana. “I wanted to feel like a showstopper and my dress did just that!” Here, Fanta reminisces about her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and bridal personals.
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August 4, 2020

Fanta & Darwin: Sophisticated Pink & White Romance At Stonebridge Country Club

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Fanta and Darwin Wedding - Bride and Groom Bouquet - Stonebridge Country Club - Belluci Films

Fanta and Darwin Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – Stonebridge Country Club – Belluci Films

 

In the age of dating apps, it’s rare to hear about a love story that blossomed from a grade school crush. Darwin caught Fanta’s eye on the first day of their freshman year of high school. “I surveyed the room of my history class for a seat and noted this boy in the back laughing and talking with his peers. He seemed like someone I would enjoy hanging out with,” Fanta remembers. Over the next couple of years, they kept with the same circle of friends, watched each other’s sports events, and even went on a few dates. “However, it wasn’t until senior year when a friend suggested we dress up as twins for senior ‘twin day’ that we really started to hit it off and break the ice,” Fanta says. “I started to learn more about Darwin’s beliefs, his wittiness, and love for weird hats – he even made me wear a matching one on twin day!’” Just a few months before graduation, Darwin finally asked Fanta to be his girlfriend. They were both accepted to the same college program and the rest is history.
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July 28, 2020

6 Photos Every Couple Should Have In Their Wedding Album

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Emily and Felix Wedding - Bride and Groom - 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge - Susan Shek Photography

Emily and Felix Wedding – Bride and Groom – 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge – Susan Shek Photography

 

You’ve looked at hundreds of photos for inspiration on venues, fashion, beauty, décor, and flowers to create the wedding of your dreams. The big day finally arrives, and everyone agrees, from start to finish, your wedding was more breathtaking than anything they had ever seen on Pinterest or Instagram. Now imagine after putting in all that time, effort, and money, the photos come back and none of your favorite moments or details are anywhere to be seen. Heartbreaking to say the least.
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July 21, 2020

Interview With Allison Du Val, Managing Director of The Foundry

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Allison Du Val - Managing Director of The Foundry - Chuck Baker Photography

Allison Du Val – Managing Director of The Foundry – Chuck Baker Photography

 

“There is that family aspect – both my parents and I still live in parts of the building. We are at The Foundry every day and consider it our home.” For The Foundry’s Managing Director Allison Du Val, running one of New York City’s premier event venues is much more than just a job. She grew up in The Foundry, skipping through the building’s maze-like corridors and exploring its raw grounds daily. Over the next two decades, she watched the former metal foundry, which was also her home, transform into a captivating space for hosting weddings and exclusive parities. Never losing the awe and wonder that filled her imagination as a child, Allison deeply understands and cares about the history, character, and spirit of the building.
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July 14, 2020

Interview With Artist Megan Carty

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Megan Carty - courtesy of artist

Megan Carty – courtesy of artist

 

When we first came across Megan Carty’s artwork, it was her abstract paintings that initially caught our eye. Radiating with color and energy, they stand out, even on the most candy colored of Instagram feeds. We soon noticed that Megan also paints flowers. Further investigation led us to discover that many of Megan’s floral paintings are actually bridal bouquets. Needless to say, we were obsessed and immediately reached out to Megan, inviting her to participate in our Women Paving the Aisle Interview series.

Megan lives in Pepperell, Massachusetts with her husband and three children. Her journey to becoming a full-time artist wasn’t linear. “I had to kiss a lot of frogs to realize what I didn’t like while discovering what I did like to do,” she says. Never losing sight of her artistic aspirations, she currently works from her home studio and lists Anthropologie, Minted, and Loom & Kiln as clients.
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July 7, 2020

Gorgeous Floral Wedding Invitation Ideas

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Mary & Galen Wedding - Stationary - Hudson Hotel - Jacquelyne Pierson Weddings

Mary & Galen Wedding – Stationary – Hudson Hotel – Jacquelyne Pierson Weddings

 

When it comes to inspiration, flowers can be incorporated into just about every element of your wedding including stationery. And nothing announces a romantic event like blossoming invitations. What is so great about about floral motifs is that they can be used to compliment any wedding style ranging from refined luxury to whimsical garden.

We know that couples in the midst of planning their wedding right now are being faced with decisions like never before. Our hearts go out to each and every one of you. For many, setting a date is up in the air. Some are deciding to scale back with a smaller, socially distanced gathering while others are getting married now and planning to hold a reception with friends and family once large get-togethers are safe again. Then there are those who are not giving up on their dream wedding and have chosen to wait until 2021 to say “I Do.”  However you decide to handle the obstacles 2020 has dealt, your wedding day is a once in a lifetime occasion and deserves to be commemorated with a beautiful invite. From watercolor to letterpress, we rounded up gorgeous designs inspired by the allure of flowers.
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