Personalized Wedding Coffee Favor From Mavora – via etsy.com
When it comes right down to it, what makes a wedding truly remarkable are the details. And figuring out how to make those details special and personal is a daunting task for any couple. When asked about a detail that really stood out such as a cool cake topper, dazzling accessory, or fun favor, many of our brides have said they found them on Etsy. There are numerous reasons to shop the online marketplace for your wedding needs – you are supporting small businesses and talented artists and craftspeople, navigating the site is easy and efficient so you can find exactly what you are looking for, and you can wear those favorite, but rather tattered sweats without judgement. To make the process even easier for you, we rounded up ten Esty shops offering unique goods to help you plan for an unforgettable wedding. Read More
Jennifer & Sean Wedding – Bride Groom – Brooklyn Botanic Garden – by Andrew Henderson
One of the best things about getting married in New York City is all of the amazing venue options that are available. As spring comes to full bloom, couples take advantage of the warm weather, sun-kissed blue skies, and natural backdrops and move their weddings outdoors. Peppered throughout the five boroughs are breathtaking gardens perfect for saying “I Do.” From lush, majestic grounds to intimate, flower-filled gems, here’s where to have a garden wedding in New York City.
New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard) Read More
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. Read More
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! Read More
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