December 7, 2018

The Best Holiday Gifts For The Guy In Your Life

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Lauren and Jordan Wedding - Bride and Groom - Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY - by Craig PaulsonLauren and Jordan Wedding - Bride and Groom - Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY - by Craig Paulson

Lauren and Jordan Wedding – Bride and Groom – Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY – by Craig Paulson

 

The holiday season is upon us. You’re not alone if the pressure of finding a great gift for a special someone is reaching an ultimate high. We are here to help! To alleviate the stress and work of shopping, we put together the best and most thoughtful holiday gift ideas for him (and by him, we mean fiancé, boyfriend, Dad, brother, best friend). From fashionable clothes and accessories to luxury grooming products to cool gadgets, there’s something for every type of guy on your list.
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December 4, 2018

Lorenza & Pete: Winter Magic At The New York Botanical Garden

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Lorenza & Pete Wedding - Bride Groom - New York Botanical Garden - by The Hons

Lorenza & Pete Wedding – Bride Groom – New York Botanical Garden – by The Hons 

 

Heading into the holiday season, we couldn’t think of anyone better to have as our featured bride for December than Lorenza. She and Pete celebrated saying “I do” on an enchanted winter’s day at the New York Botanical Garden. Here, Lorenza shares the first part of their love story.

Proposal & Planning 

In a time when casual dating via social apps is like a sport, Lorenza wanted something with more substance. Looking back, she says, “It was the busiest time of my professional career. I was a producer at CNN covering the 2016 election. Despite my busy work-life, I knew I was ready to meet someone special.” So upon the suggestion of a colleague, she joined, with some apprehension, the paid dating website, Match.com.
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November 27, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide For The Couple Planning A Wedding

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Maggie & Richard Wedding - Bride Groom - Castle Hotel - Tarrytown - by Sophie Kaye

Maggie & Richard Wedding – Bride Groom – Castle Hotel – Tarrytown – by Sophie Kaye

 

Ask anyone who’s gone through it, planning a wedding has its ups and downs. With the added stress of the holidays, any engaged couple is going to be feeling the pressure. This makes getting an amazing gift for your soon-to-be-married friends all the more important!

Since we often work with not just the bride, but her fiance as well, we completely understand that each pair is different from the next. When looking for the perfect present, think about what their shared interests are. Are they homebodies or do they like to go out? Are they connoisseurs of food and drink? Do they have a passion for art & culture? Once you’ve pinned this down, you can get started. And to help you on your search, we put together this comprehensive holiday gift guide for the couple planning a wedding.
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November 26, 2018

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For The Bride-To-Be

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Jean & Bryan Wedding - Getting Ready - Bronx Post Office - by Karen Wise

Jean & Bryan Wedding – Getting Ready – Bronx Post Office – by Karen Wise

 

Your best girlfriend has been planning her wedding for months. Seeing how exciting, stressful, and time consuming the process has been, you want to get her something really amazing this holiday season. A gift that speaks not only to her personality and style, but also offers her a little respite from obsessing about her upcoming nuptials.

Look no further, because we rounded up the best gifts ideas that are perfect for any bride-to-be! From top picks in beauty, health, and wellness to yummy foodie finds to must-have items for the hostess with the mostess, here is your ultimate gift guide for 2018.
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November 19, 2018

Fall Wedding Décor Ideas With Chrysanthemum Flowers

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Chrysanthemum - via new plantsandflowers.com

Chrysanthemum – via new plantsandflowers.com

 

Do you know which flower to give to friends and family born in November? Chrysanthemum, the month’s designated birth flower! Festive, eye-catching, and versatile, it’s also a wonderful bloom to incorporate into fall weddings. From bouquets to wedding cakes, we’ve rounded up pretty floral décor ideas with chrysanthemums, this month’s BB Bloom in Spotlight.

Chrysanthemums (commonly known as “mums”) were first cultivated in China where the flower was documented in writings as early as 15th century BC. Around 400 AD, the bloom was introduced to Japan. So taken by the flower’s beauty, the Japanese adopted it as the emperor’s crest and official seal. After being introduced to Europe in the 17th century, the chrysanthemum received its present day name, which derives from the Greek words “chrysos” meaning gold (its original color) and “anthemon” meaning flower. Cultivation over the years has produced various types and colors including white, red, and purple. In the language of flowers, the chrysanthemum represents longevity, fidelity, joy, and optimism. With attributes like these, it’s no wonder couples want the flower close by on their wedding day!
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November 9, 2018

Stylishly Warm Looks For The Winter Bride

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Lorenza & Pete Wedding - Bride Groom - New York Botanical Garden - by The Hons

Lorenza & Pete Wedding – Bride Groom – New York Botanical Garden – by The Hons

 

Tying the knot on a crisp day as picturesque light illuminates the glistening snow all around sounds absolutely magical, right? While the winter months are beautiful, they also bring plummeting temps, which can make parading around in delicate bridal attire uncomfortable. It’s hard to feel that wedding day glow with chattering teeth, shivers, and goose bumps.

But wouldn’t dressing for the season mean sacrificing style? Not at all! Our favorite bridal designers are offering fashionable options to keep you warm and looking fabulous. From gowns to jackets, here are stunning big day looks that embrace winter’s splendor.
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