Starting to navigate the waters of being social again, we look forward to parties with excitement and gratitude. And for a bride-to-be, finally being able to celebrate her upcoming marriage with her closest friends is not only fun, but also relieves the stress of wedding planning (which most likely involved the added headache of rescheduled dates and modified visions). Thus, the tradition of throwing a bridal shower is more important now than ever.
Just about every sector of the New York City business community has been impacted by Covid-19. Perhaps no industry suffered more than hospitality. We have watched with broken hearts as doors closed to both iconic NYC establishments as well as our favorite neighborhood spots to grab a bite. Yet, in the face of all this loss, a handful of restaurants somehow managed to launch and operate during the pandemic. Read More
Rachel and Seth Wedding – High Centerpiece – Brooklyn Botanical Garden – Julia Newman Photography
The establishment of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden over a century ago paralleled the modern development of New York City. As skyscrapers, paved streets, and bridges grew like weeds, it was nearly impossible to find a soft spread of grass or blooming flower garden. Not much has changed to the concrete jungle that has come to define the cityscape. And thankfully, not much has changed to Brooklyn Botanic Garden since opening in 1911. It continues to be a designated green public space where people can come and get lost in the mesmerizing splendor of nature. It is no wonder then that the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an in-demand venue for couples planning their wedding in New York City. Read More
Jamie and Jasper Wedding – Bride and Groom Kissing – Gurneys Montauk – Pat Furey Photography
The beach is where it all began for Bride & Blossom. It was Founder Rachel Trimarco’s waterside nuptials that planted the seed, which would eventually grow into a luxury floral design & styling boutique. Rachel visualized the floral landscape for her own wedding. On the morning of, a-bride-to-be walked through the venue and liked the flowers so much that she requested contact information for the florist. That bride became Rachel’s first client.
In the past twelve years since then, the sense of joy and excitement felt as summer begins and weddings head to venues lined with sandy beaches and picturesque seascape views is just as strong. After a year and a half of pandemic lockdown that greatly impacted how we gather and celebrate lifetime events, we are especially looking forward to this upcoming season. In addition to the breathtaking setting, what makes beach venues in the New York City area so alluring is that they offer the look and feel of a destination wedding without all the added planning, stress, and expenses. Read More
Christine and Matt Wedding – Bride and Groom Flower Archway – Tribeca Rooftop – Andy Gaines Photography
Few wedding venues in New York City offer access to a modern, cosmopolitan experience amidst landmark surroundings representing a history and tradition that can be traced back to generations before. Tribeca Rooftop + Tribeca 360° is situated along an old cobblestone street tucked away in the heart of Tribeca’s downtown neighborhood. Housed in a printing press building from the 1920s, it has been fully renovated into a chic industrial event space highlighted by a soaring glass atrium, impressive glass window walls, and a rooftop complete with breathtaking views of Manhattan’s skyline. The melding of old and new, endless natural light, and a sky high outdoor terrace makes working at Tribeca Rooftop + Tribeca 360° a wedding florist’s dream come true. Read More
Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding – Low Centerpiece – The Foundry – Anastasiia Photography
As we gear up for the wedding season ahead, it looks like COVID-19 will continue to have a major impact on how social gatherings are planned. Couples with their hearts set on marrying in the upcoming months have serious decisions to make on how to safely bring together family and friends. In doing so, many are heading outdoors and holding their celebration under a tent. Not just a shelter from inclement weather, a tent can be dressed up with beautiful decor just like any other luxury venue. From the ceremony backdrop to the tablescape to the dance floor, here are 15 beautiful ideas for an outdoor tent wedding. Read More
Cara and Vince Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – The Estate at Creekside – Laura Huertas Photography
This time last year, no one could have predicted what 2020 had in store for us. We rang in the New Year excited for a new chapter of Real BB Weddings. This all quickly changed in the face of a worldwide pandemic. It became clear that weddings, perhaps the most social event of them all, would be greatly affected as our new reality unfolded by the day.
If anything, 2020 has forced us to change perspective and consider what is most important and valuable in our lives. The handful of weddings we did are a testament to this new sentiment. Faced with an unprecedented list of challenges, couples shifted their focus and asked, “How can we make the most of this day given the situation and make it feel special and meaningful?” Large and lavish celebrations gave way to small, intimate gatherings where every detail was heartfelt and thoughtful (not that they weren’t before, but you get the idea). And friends and family who couldn’t be there in person joined via Zoom and FaceTime. While original wedding visions may have changed, the love, emotion, and beauty that unites two people in life remained as strong as ever. Read More