Kristen & Joe Wedding – Bride – Trumpets at the Gate – by Kim Mancuso
The process of finding a wedding dress isn’t always linear. You start with a clear picture of what you want to wear in mind and then make an appointment. After explaining your style to the bridal salon, you are presented a rack of choices they think you will like. But every time you step out of the fitting room and look in the mirror, the excitement you should be feeling just isn’t there. “I had tried on so many dresses I really thought that ‘the one’ was a myth,” Kristen remembers. Not to worry. Her “say yes to the dress” story does have a happy ending. Here, Kristen talks about how her wedding day look came together. Read More
When it comes to summer romance, celebrities are just like the rest of us. We’re all feeling the love. And over these last months, we’ve seen a handful of famous couples say “I do” in beautiful, Pinterest-worthy weddings. Once the photos hit the Internet, the bride’s look – her dress, accessories, and florals – is what we’re all most in seeing, right? Without further ado, here are the most talked about celebrity brides of the season.
There isn’t a more perfect setting for an enchanted forest wedding than the redwoods of Northern California. The captivating 800-year old trees served as the backdrop for Hilary Swank and social venture entrepreneur Philip Schneider’s summer nuptials at Saint Lucia Preserve. The actress and producer stunned in a custom Elie Saab Couture gown made of Chantilly lace, silk chiffon, and organza silk (which took a team of seven 150 hours to create!) Her ethereal bridal look was completed by floor length-veil, custom design Christian Louboutin shoes, and a simple bouquet of white blooms and greenery. And yes, that is Mariska Hargarity serving as the bride’s maid of honor. Read More
On the afternoon we stopped by CryoEmpire to talk with cofounder Dasha Varshavski, a cluster of silver mylar balloon letters were floating in the spacious lounge where clients relax after being treated. Turns out, the letters spelled out FROZEN and were left over from the party that CryoEmpire had just hosted for cast members of the Disney musical on Broadway, which officially opened this month.
Located just blocks away from Bryant Park, CryoEmpire is a state-of-the-art rejuvenation center that combines anti-aging services with the latest technology to tailor services that focus on beauty, performance, and recovery. As Dasha showed us around and explained the various equipment and procedures, we could really sense that a lot of thought was put into creating a welcoming and tranquil space. The interior is painted in airy shades of blue and white illuminated by crystal chandeliers with elegant decor. “Everyone who comes here says they never want to leave. That means a lot, because we really wanted to create a unique and beautiful environment that provides an escape from the city.” We couldn’t help but think how fantastic it would be to have a bridal shower here! Read More
Winter may be pretty to look at. But with the freezing temps, wind, and spending hours indoors in a dry, heated environment, this time of year wreaks havoc on our skin. Planning a winter wedding is stressful enough. The last thing you want to deal with is a dull, flaky complexion.
We’ve had the pleasure of watching our brides look and feel their best at the hands of some New York City’s finest wedding make up artists. Who better to give winter skincare advice than the experts?! Here they share their must-have products, and Dos and Don’ts for achieving glowing skin on your wedding day. Read More
Does it feel like you spend more time running around trying to find the perfect holiday gifts than actually enjoying the spirit of the season? Well, Bride & Blossom is here to help! We’ve got you covered whether you are on the hunt for beauty and wellness luxuries, warm and cozy winter necessities, or gorgeous home decor. Read on to get our ultimate gift guide full of creative and unique ideas sure to make your friends and loved ones gasp with delight.
Perfect for any occasion, these stunning earrings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art are inspired by those worn by the Roman goddess in the famous work Venus in Front of a Mirror by master painter Peter Paul Rubens. Read More
Colette Lettieri’s road to becoming a health coach to some of New York City’s leading professional women wasn’t a straight one. Any detours encountered have in turn, become building blocks in Colette’s successful career. Drawing from her background in education and social work, and experiences as a wife and mother, she formulates dynamic health and fitness programs that cater to the specific needs, goals, and lifestyle of each client.
Planning for a wedding is as stressful as it is exciting. From securing a venue and vendors to finding a dress to staying on budget, the to-do list can be overwhelming. Colette has helped many brides-to-be face the stress of wedding planning head on. And her approach isn’t just about helping a bride fit into her dress. Read More