January 18, 2021

Celebrating Under The Big Top: Beautiful Ideas For An Outdoor Tent Wedding

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Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding - Low Centerpiece - The Foundry - Anastasiia Photography

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.
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January 12, 2021

Modern Wedding Candles: Fresh Ways To Light Up Your Day

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Lauren & Lou Wedding - Lounge Centerpiece Detail - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Lauren & Lou Wedding – Lounge Centerpiece Detail – Natirar – Pat Furey Photography

 

Candles are known for the warm, captivating glow that they bring to a space. It’s impossible to fall under the spell of a tablescape illuminated by the charm of a sea of flickering flames. To go along with our renewed outlook for 2021, we decided to re-consider the classic decorative element. Meant to speak to a modern sensibility, the following examples, all from the Real BB Weddings archives, feel less lost in the sands of time and more ready for tonight’s highly anticipated gala. From the ceremony aisle to the sweetheart table, here are fresh and inspired ways for incorporating candles into your wedding day.
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December 29, 2020

A Look Back At The Real BB Weddings of 2020

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Cara and Vince Wedding - Bride and Groom Bouquet - The Estate at Creekside - Laura Huertas Photography

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.
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December 15, 2020

Festive Winter Wedding Centerpiece Ideas You Can Make At Home

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Aleah & Brenden - Low Centerpiece - Cosmopolitan Club - by Alicia King Photography

Aleah & Brenden – Low Centerpiece – Cosmopolitan Club – by Alicia King Photography

 

‘Home is where the heart is.” While the saying is true, our relationship to ‘home’ has drastically changed this past year due to Covid-19. You can love the apartment, house, or condo in which you live, but having to carry out every aspect of your professional and personal life day in the same confined space day after day takes a toll. The reprieve that the holiday season usually offers from the stresses of work and life such as traveling and joyous visits with friends and family are not on the itinerary for 2020. This being said, we still have much for which to be grateful. If you haven’t made a list yet, try jotting down just a few lines detailing what you are thankful for – the exercise helps to shift perspective and uplift the spirit – guaranteed.
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December 1, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide For The Bride-To-Be

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Lauren and Edwin Wedding - Bridal Portrait - NYIT de Seversky Mansion - Anée Atelier

Lauren and Edwin Wedding – Bridal Portrait – NYIT de Seversky Mansion – Anée Atelier

 

2020 has been an unprecedented year to say the least. Working with our clients over these past months, we understand the emotional toll it has taken on those planning a wedding during such a time of uncertainty. With this weighing heavy on our mind, we have curated a very special holiday gift guide for the bride-to-be, which focuses on happiness, healing, and comfort. Ranging from self-care and beauty to home decor to food & drink, these gifts are guaranteed to uplift the mind, body, and spirit. Additionally, we are all about shopping local this season – the list highlights the talents of our fellow NYC small businesses, designers, and artists.
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November 24, 2020

Nailah & Hasan’s Enchanted Reception at The Liberty Warehouse

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Nailah and Hasan Wedding - Reception Tent low centerpiece - Liberty Warehouse - Jenna Cavanaugh Photography

Nailah and Hasan Wedding – Reception Tent low centerpiece – Liberty Warehouse – Jenna Cavanaugh Photography

Following the Muslim ceremony, the reception was the final event before guests saw Nailah and Hasan off to their new married life together. “Those who were able to join us really helped make the day so special,” Nailah recalls. “And those who weren’t able to join were there in spirit or through ZOOM!” Here, she shares the final chapter in her and Hasan’s Real BB Wedding Story.

Part 4: Reception

Post-ceremony festivities commenced with guests enjoying hors d’oeuvres of traditional Indian fare by Moghul Catering as the tented area was being prepared for dinner. Soon after, everyone was greeted to the reception space with an elegant welcome sign, which was made by Nailah’s parent’s company, Custom Creative Events (they also made the chic menus, card box, and table numbers).
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