March 21, 2019

7 Alternatives To The Bouquet Toss: How Brides Are Breaking Tradition

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Dara & Jared Wedding – Bouquet – Greenwich Hyatt by Brian Hatton

 

Have you ever wondered where the tradition of tossing the bouquet actually originated? The reason is not as lovely as one might think. It started hundreds of years ago when touching the bride was believed to bring good luck. Can you imagine how uncomfortable and invasive that must have felt?! Unruly guests would go to such lengths as to rip off pieces of her dress! As a distractive way to appease the crowd, the bride would toss her bouquet and then make a quick getaway. Over time, the distraction evolved into a gesture in which the bride passes good luck to one single lady.
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March 13, 2019

5 Expert Tips On Planning The Perfect Proposal

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Christina & Derek Wedding – Wedding Ring Detail – The Foundry LIC – Kevin Markland Photography

 

We always look forward to hearing about our brides’ amazing proposal stories. Each story is different from the next and one thing is for sure, there is no right or wrong way to pop the question. Still, the person who is doing the asking could be feeling the pressure. While getting engaged is an exciting milestone for any couple, it can also come with some challenges during the planning process. Proposing to the love of your life should be a joyous time, not one that causes stress, so we have compiled a few tips to get you started!
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February 12, 2019

Interview With Summer Watkins Ball, Founder of The Mrs. Box & Grey Likes Weddings

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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.
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February 4, 2019

Hilary & Brad: Classic Glamour At The Plaza Hotel

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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.
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January 22, 2019

Wedding Ideas With Pantone Color Of The Year 2019 Living Coral

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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.
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January 17, 2019

10 Wedding Decor Ideas With Personality – Real BB Weddings

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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


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