Alexandra and Robert Wedding – Bridal Portrait – New York Botanical Garden – A Day of Bliss
“I was lucky enough to start wedding dress shopping before the pandemic hit,” BB Featured Bride Alexandra remembers. An admirer of fashion, she had fun going to bridal boutiques, playing dress up, and trying on looks by her favorite designers. “I knew I wanted something dramatic that matched my style and personality. A bit glamorous while also being chic.” Here, Alexandra shares all the details about her breathtaking Pronovias Privée gown and wedding day personals.
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
With a good idea of what she wanted to wear walking down the aisle, Alexandra perused all the major shops in New York City, ultimately narrowing her sights on Pronovias, the Spanish luxury bridal label. “Their designs are just so dreamy, and made me feel different from anything I had tried on up until that point.” She continues, “My sister was with me. When I stepped out of the dressing room, we both immediately knew that it was ‘the one.’” 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
Elana and Greg Wedding – Bridal Portrait Bouquet – Angel Orensanz Foundation – Dave Robbins Photography
Until you find ‘the one,’ shopping for a wedding dress can feel like you’re treading through a bottomless sea of white satin, lace, and tulle. “I probably tried on about 75 different dresses,” BB Featured Bride Elana admits. “I knew I wanted something I had never seen before, I wanted it to feel timeless, unique, and memorable.” Her eye for fashion-forward aesthetics led Elana to avant-garde designers Viktor & Rolf, whose Mariage collection offers an artistic interpretation of bridalwear. Here, she shares all the details about her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and wedding day accessories. Read More
Sammi and Steven Wedding – Bridal Portrait Bouquet – Tribeca Rooftop – Danny Weiss Studio
Sammi’s ‘say yes to the dress’ story is testament that patience and perseverance pays off in the end. The wedding gown is the most important piece of clothing a woman will ever wear after all. And this month’s BB Featured Bride was up to the challenge of making sure hers was perfect in every way – she was excited about delving into the process in fact. And while her initial notions of what she was going to wear changed, Sammi still ended up with a look that captured her glamorous and striking style. Here, she shares all the details about her custom Martina Liana wedding dress and big day personals Read More
Allison and Josh Wedding – Brides Dress – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography
For those who have dreamed of their wedding since childhood, first thoughts about all the beauty and flourish they will incorporate to make the day extraordinary often center around what they will wear. “Growing up, the extent of my wedding fantasy started and ended with the dress,” BB Featured Bride Allison says. “The groom and everything else just seemed like minor details.” In addition to the preliminary years of conceptualizing, Allison arrived to her first appointment at Kleinfeld with “6 months of online shopping under my belt.” What happened next sounds more like a perfectly executed scene from a classic Hollywood movie starring Audrey Hepburn as the bride-to-be than real life. Here, Allison talks about her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and personals. Read More
Jillian & Sean Wedding – Bouquet – Guastavinos – by Joseph Lin
We’ve all been tested this past year and half in ways like never before. For most, the effects on our physical and mental health have been noticeable. The decisions we make regarding body, mind, and spirit become all the more critical during periods of prolonged stress. The path to finding balance in order to achieve and maintain optimal health and beauty feels meandering and plotted with obstacles.
Dayna Hart of Violet Grace can attest to this predicament many women are finding themselves in right now. Dayna founded Violet Grace as “a multidisciplinary beauty and wellness established to integrate time-tested elements of health, healing, and beauty with a practical understanding of the modern cosmetic and wellness industries to enhance the mind, body, and soul.” Clients come to her seeking guidance as they embark on a personal journey to look and feel their best. Since this is a goal of most brides-to-be, we asked Dayna what advice she has for our readers who are in the midst of planning a wedding. Read on to hear what she had to say. Read More