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
Joye and Scott Wedding – Bridal Portrait Bouquet – Tribeca Rooftop – Rafal Ostrowski Photography
When asked to describe her style, BB Featured Bride Joye takes a moment and then answers, “Modern chic with a touch of romanticism.” Having a sense of what she wanted to wear at her wedding, Joye extended her research to designers she hadn’t heard of before. She came across Pallas Collective, a luxury label based in Australia. “I loved their designs,” the bride says, “But didn’t think they were available in the US. Soon after however, I found out they were having a trunk show in NYC and made an appointment.” Read More
Lianne and Justin Wedding – Brides Dress Detail – The Library Hotel – Liz Andolina Photography
Thumbing through the pages of wedding magazines, we are presented with the portrait of the perfect bride. Wearing an exclusive designer gown and glittering jewels, she shows off her luminous makeup and neatly coiffed hair. Expectations are now set, and the message is clear – this is the standard to which we all should aspire.
Don’t get us wrong, pinning, clipping, and saving images for inspiration is incredibly helpful while starting to envision what you’ll wear at your wedding. But if there is a day to express your truest self, it is the day you get married. We love nothing more than to see a woman take her personal style, and elevate it for the occasion. Trust us, these are the brides who everyone talks about long after she walks down the aisle. From the dress to accessories to flowers, here are ideas to make a statement with your wedding day look. Read More
Christina and Ben Wedding – Bridal Portrait Wedding Dress – University Club of New York – Christian Oth Studio
For most women, choosing their wedding dress is a daunting chore involving endless scrolls on Instagram and Pinterest, appointments, and fittings. Thankfully, BB Featured Bride Christina had a Disney heroine to guide her through the process. Having chosen a sophisticated ‘Beauty and the Beast’ theme for her big day, she wanted a look that captured the majesty and romance of her favorite fairytale. “I was ‘best friends’ with Belle when Ben and I met,” the bride recalls. “So I wanted my dress to allude to hers.” Here, Christina talks about her enchanted Eve of Milady ball gown and personals. Read More