During the past few months, we’ve watched as famous brides led the big return to extravagant and luxurious celebrations of love. Limitless budgets and access to the top stylists, designers, and jewelers aside, many of these famous women experienced a journey to saying ‘I Do’ that felt somewhat relatable. We read about how these wedding stories had their ups and downs with chapters that included putting nuptial plans on hold due to COVID, social media friendships established during lockdown that grew into promise of life-long commitment, and rekindling an old flame that flickered years before. What all these brides have in common though is how each made sure that their walk down the aisle was done in style. We were left dreaming of gorgeous wedding day attire without limitations. From jaw-dropping gowns to sparkling jewelry to beautiful bouquets, we are breaking down the looks of our favorite celebrity brides from summer 2022. Read More
Ana and Jack Wedding – Brides Shoes Rings Vows – The Foundry – Asher Gardner Photography
What started out as an afterthought with photographers scrambling to find bits and pieces to place on a hotel room floor while the bride got ready, the flat lay photo is now one of the most anticipated shots in a wedding album. Personal and artistic, it can be perceived as a symbolic portrait of a couple expressed through jewelry, heirloom keepsakes, and invitations. And together, these objects of affection tell a very special story.
Planning and curating are essential to getting a gorgeous flat lay wedding photo. It’s all in the details, so think about which elements of being a bride and getting married mean the most to you. Be sure to talk with your photographer ahead of time – some pros are very experienced in this type of photography and even carry a styling kit with them. Lastly, decorative accents such as flowers and petals, ribbon, ornate dishes, and beautiful ring boxes all help in making a perfect picture. To stimulate a creative flow of ideas, we rounded up highlights of flat lay shots from our Real BB Weddings. Read More
Alexandra and Robert Wedding – Low Centerpiece Candles – New York Botanical Garden – A Day of Bliss
When asked about her desired floral style for her wedding at the New York Botanical Garden’s Stone Mill, Real BB Bride Alexandra replied, “When I met with Bride & Blossom, I explained that I wanted to complement the already beautiful space, with an elevated, wildflower theme.” She continues, “Flowers that felt romantic, whimsical, and chic, but not overly edited. And the colors to capture the impression of a golden sunlight with pops of yellow, orange and pink highlights.” Ever since talking with Alexandra, we’ve been obsessed with the idea of using blossoms we see growing freely in meadows, fields, and forests and tailoring them for an upscale special event. Read More
Olivia Michaels and Sunim Choi – Owners/Designers of Goldpoint Jewelry – photo by Giovanni Cardenas
Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn’s neighborhood of Greenpoint has become a shopping/eating/drinking destination in recent years. Any given day, you’ll find locals and tourists alike strolling its sidewalks lined with buzzed-about-restaurants, bars, and specialty shops. The newest, and without a doubt the shiniest addition to the block is Goldpoint Jewelry, a beautiful boutique specializing in modern engagement rings and wedding bands.
Sunim Choi and Olivia Michaels make up the team behind this minority and women-owned business. Collectively, Sunim and Olivia have over 20 years of experience working in the New York jewelry world, holding various positions ranging from bench jeweler and technician to designer (they each had their own fine jewelry lines) to sales and management. After years of talking about collaborating and starting their own store, they finally made the move and opened Goldpoint Jewelry in March. Read More
When you really think about it, all of life’s most important events are celebrated with a drink. The day you get married is no exception. While the champagne toast is a long-standing tradition, couples nowadays understand the role that the cocktail experience plays in setting the vibe of their wedding. From the menu and alcohol selection to drink presentation and style, they are incorporating fun and fresh ways to keep their guests are in a festive mood from the moment they take their seats at the ceremony to when they step off the dance floor last song. Read More
Marisa and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings
Not everyone looks forward to the process of figuring out what they are going to wear down the aisle. “I don’t love playing dress up,” BB Featured Bride Marisa admits. “I actually hated wedding dress shopping.” However, because she stayed true to her understated personal style, Marisa’s experience navigating the deep waters of bridalwear was quick and pain-free. Here, she shares all the details about her breathtakingly romantic Mira Zwillinger dress and wedding day accessories.
Part 2: Wedding Dress and Personals
Before even setting foot in a boutique, Marisa had her eye on Mira Zwillinger, the Tel Aviv based bridal label known for designs that combine ethereal embellishment with modern sensibility. “I saw one of their dresses on Instagram and fell in love with it. From that point on, every dress that I saw and liked ended up being by Mira Zwillinger.” Read More