Rectangular, also referred to as ‘communal’ or ‘farmhouse,’ is a popular type of table shape used in Real BB Weddings. Similar to their round counterpart, rectangular tables seat 8 to 10 guests and typically measure eight-feet by 42-inches. We often see rectangular tables used in a mix-and-match reception layout, either with circular or banquet seating. We do want to point out that while rectangular encourages a relaxed and ‘familial’ atmosphere, socializing can be limited where guests may end up talking to the person sitting next to them. From a floral designer’s standpoint, what is so appealing about this type of table is how it offers ample surface for a variety of centerpiece styles and decor. It also wins major points for versatility and can be set up in the dining room of a private estate or in a chic industrial space. From lush, romantic garlands to posh and modern arrangements, here are beautiful centerpiece ideas for rectangular tables culled from the Real BB Wedding archives. Read More
Anna and Jack Wedding – Tablescape High and Low Centerpiece – The Foundry – Asher Gardner Photography
Congratulations! After months of meetings, phones calls, and emails, you and your wedding planner (if you have one) have mapped out the dining space in painstaking detail to determine the seating layout of your reception. Now it’s time to make an appointment with your florist to design the floral decor that will underscore the tone of your wedding and pull together the room. When we first talk with clients, we go over their desired wedding style, color scheme, favorite flowers along with any images they have pinned and saved for inspiration. At this point, they have a good sense of the shape, size, and layout of their tables with the most popular being round, rectangular and banquet. This information is important because certain types of centerpieces pair best with each kind of table. Read More
Anuca and Deepak Wedding – High Centerpiece Floating Candles – New York Botanical Garden – Amy Sims Photography
When we think of ivy, images of picturesque rural cottages blanketed in vines or leaf-strewn garden lattices come to mind. But what about wedding décor? Our clients are always surprised to learn that ivy can be used as greenery, complementing just about any type of flower. Available all year round, the evergreen climbing plant looks wonderful on its own, or combined with other foliage to add texture and dimension. Its verdant tendrils catch the eye while bringing a sense of natural elegance to a room. From bouquets to reception tablescapes, we have rounded up beautiful ideas for incorporating ivy into your special day. Read More
Alexandra and Robert Wedding – First Dance – New York Botanical Garden – A Day of Bliss
After Alexandra and Robert’s ceremony, guests gathered for cocktail hour to raise the first of many glasses to congratulate the newlyweds. “The weather had been beautiful all day long,” the bride remembers. “Golden hour was just ending, and the night felt magical. I really couldn’t have imagined a better way to celebrate the start of our marriage.” Here, Alexandra shares the final chapter of their Real BB Wedding story.
Part 4: Reception & Centerpieces
Spirits were high once pre-dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres concluded. Everyone headed upstairs to The Stone Mill’s dining room where they were welcomed by a warm, enchanted atmosphere. Tables were decorated with low centerpieces featuring roses, ranunculuses, dahlias, lisianthus, oncidium orchids, pieris, and abelia in shades of golden yellow, orange, peach, blush, white, and cream complemented by Italian ruscus and silver dollar eucalyptus. The mix of classic blooms and flowering plants worked to capture Alexandra’s wedding vision of a whimsical garden accentuating the venue’s charmed beauty. “The light pink taper candles added soft elegance, while illuminating the flowers’ texture and dimension. We also trimmed the main ceiling beam with trailing ivy,” she notes. Read More
Alexandra and Robert Wedding – Bride and groom Walking Down Aisle – New York Botanical Garden – A Day of Bliss
“It’s not every day you get to have your very own private event at the New York Botanical Garden,” BB Featured Bride Alexandra says. “Robert and I wanted our guests to experience just how truly magical the venue is. Knowing that we wanted to get married outside as the sun was going down, the intimate and natural setting at The Stone Mill especially appealed to us.”
Here, Alexandra looks back on their breathtaking twilight ceremony before family and friends. Read More
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