Summer Watkins Ball – Founder of The Mrs. Box and Grey Likes Weddings
When Summer Watkins Ball started her blog Grey Likes Weddings, no one was really doing what she was doing – curating design inspiration for brides-to-be. The more she posted about her favorite florals, décor, color schemes, bridal fashion trends, and DIY ideas, the more people started to pay attention. Today, she is considered one of the wedding industry’s leading stylists and curators.
And to think that it began with a love for flowers. Summer’s journey wasn’t without its twists and turns however. They say necessity is the mother of invention. A layoff from a corporate marketing job during the 2008 recession was the motivation Summer needed to take an entrepreneurial leap of faith. She hasn’t looked back since. Her creative business acumen now includes The Mrs. Box, a gorgeous collection of ring boxes. Read More
Hilary & Brad Wedding – Bride and Groom – Plaza Hotel – Hechler Photographers
February is the month of love. We’re not just saying this because every drug store in New York City is heavily stocked with Valentine’s Day chocolates right now. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that the harsh post-holiday reality of January has finally settled and we are starting see things clearer, with our hearts and minds. Or maybe the cold weather has us searching for comfort and good company. There’s just something about this time of year that feels romantic and warm.
We were thinking about how February has come to symbolize amorous emotions when choosing this month’s Bride & Blossom Featured Bride, Hilary. She and Brad said “I Do” in a glamorous pink and white wedding at the Plaza Hotel. Here, Hilary shares the first part of their love story. Read More
Kate & Alex Wedding – Rings – Battery Gardens – by Susan Shek Photography
Winter can be beautiful. But the season’s lack of color has us craving something more. For this reason, we are especially excited about Living Coral, Pantone Color of the Year 2019. Described as “an animating and life-affirming her with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge, it’s the perfect shade for upcoming spring and summer weddings. Looking for ways to add vibrant beauty to your special day? From bouquets to centerpieces to invitations, here are gorgeous ideas for incorporating living coral into your wedding decor. Read More
The perfect venue, gorgeous flowers, delicious food, a show-stopping cake – these are the elements that make a wedding beautiful and luxurious. But the most unforgettable weddings are those in which the couple’s personality and style shine through. We’ve seen couples be really creative and fun, using decor and accessories to express their love story, interests, and sense of humor. Looking for ways to add a personal touch to your wedding festivities? We’ve got you covered. Here are ten inspiring ideas taken right from our Real BB Wedding archives.
Melanie & Nick Wedding – Ceremony Program – Suffolk Theather – Sean Gallery Photography
New Year, New You. Right? High on the list of goals for 2019 is taking care of the many things that you’ve been putting off. This is especially true if your wedding date is drawing near. You spent most of 2018 making the big decisions such as venue, dress, and caterer. Now it’s time to take care of the final details like wedding favors.
Ashley Joe Wedding – Black & White Cookie Favors – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography
Wedding favors tend to be an afterthought for many couples. They shouldn’t be though, because wedding favors are the one tangible item that guests will have from your big day. Remember, many are rearranging schedules and spending money on travel to be there. So a thoughtful gift that shows your appreciation that they attended is a must. To help you find the perfect token of thanks, we rounded up amazing wedding favor ideas that your guests will love (and love to eat). And since we’re all about supporting local businesses at Bride & Blossom, we focused on unique, handmade gifts produced right here in New York City! Read More
Starting with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, 2018 was an unforgettable year for celebrity weddings. We’re still swooning over the famous brides who walked the aisle over these past few months. Wearing glamorous designer gowns, sparkling jewelry, and perfect makeup, the leading ladies stole the show. From an intimate backyard affair to a star-studded, spectacular celebration, these weddings displayed inimitable style, romance, and sentiment, capturing everyone’s attention.
Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas Wedding – Ralph Lauren Gown – via people.com
Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas
We knew Priyanka Chopra’s wedding to Nick Jonas was going to special, but nothing could have prepared us for the lavish, multi-day festivities that took place. To express the joining of their two cultures, the couple celebrated with two ceremonies, both held at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India. Two weddings means two gowns and the bride dressed to impress. For the Western ceremony, Priyanka stunned in a custom Ralph Lauren gown featuring shimmery pearls, crystals, and sequins complemented by a show-stopping 75-foot long veil! For the Hindu nuptials, she wore a mesmerizing crimson lehenga by Indian designer Sabyasachi. The traditional ensemble was made of hand-cut organza flowers, red crystals, and French knots in silk floss. Read More