Christina and Ben Wedding – Bride and Groom Walking Down the Aisle – Church of Our Saviour – Christian Oth Studio
While many couples choose to have their ceremony and reception at the same venue, Christina and Ben chose a more traditional setting to exchange their vows – the Church of Our Saviour. BB Featured Bride Christina reflects back on this part of her wedding and says, ‘it was really special because this is the church where Ben and I go every Sunday for mass.” In fact, after the couple became engaged, Ben decided to convert to Christina’s faith of Catholicism. “He actually received his confirmation and first communion there,” she says. “And we had the same priest, Monsignor Sullivan, who confirmed Ben marry us.” This week, we look back at how the couple blended tradition with personal meaning on their wedding day. 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
Christina and Ben Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – University Club of New York – Christian Oth Studio
Many of us can attest that our first impressions of romance came from the fantastical animated films by Disney. But very few can say that Disney played a direct role in finding their true love. Christina and Ben both have acting backgrounds and met while working as performers for Disney Cruise Lines. Getting into character day in, day out in such close quarters, close bonds with colleagues inevitably form. Christina looks back at that exciting time when their relationship was transitioning from a working friendship to something more and fondly says, “I guess you can truly say, ‘it all started with a mouse.’” Read More
Courtney and Nathan Wedding – First Dance – Tribeca 360 – Josh Wong Photography
Looking out at the room, it was impossible not to fall under the artfully modern spell of Courtney and Nathan’s reception at Tribeca 360°. In addition to the high-style ambiance, the couple made sure to punctuate their celebrations with fun and personal touches. Here, Courtney shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
Part 4: Reception & Centerpieces
Emotions were high following Courtney and Nathan’s unforgettable ceremony, thanks in part to the spirited menu at cocktail hour which included ‘The Madison,’ the couple’s signature drink named after their dog. Following a first round of toasts to the newlyweds, guests headed to the reception where they were welcomed by an eye-catching card table display of long-stemmed calla lilies. Read More
Courtney and Nathan Wedding – First Kiss – Tribeca 360 – Josh Wong Photography
Despite having to push back her wedding date due to Covid-19, BB Featured Bride Courtney stayed true to her original vision. “I always knew I wanted a New York City wedding,” she says. “Classic and elegant with the men in tuxedos and a string quartet playing in the background. But I also wanted to incorporate modern and personal touches.” Here, Courtney shares all the details about her unforgettable ceremony at Tribeca 360°.
Part 3: Ceremony & Chuppah
Gathering for Courtney and Nathan’s wedding, guests were greeted with an atmosphere that encapsulated New York style in every sense of the phrase. “The room itself is beautiful, offering 360° views of the cityscape,” Courtney says. “Many of our friends and family attending were from out of town, some had never been to New York City before. I wanted these highlights to stand out, and for them to have the iconic downtown experience without distraction.” She elaborates on how the setting guided her choice of flowers. “I wanted the floral decor to be clean and simple with a lot of white and some greenery.” Read More
Courtney and Nathan Wedding – Bridal Portrait – Tribeca 360 – Josh Wong Photography
BB Featured Bride Courtney thought she knew what she wanted to wear on her wedding day. But the ‘say yes to the dress’ moment can come as a complete surprise. The rules guiding your everyday style give way to emotion – this dress is meant to be special, even extraordinary. As the most important piece of clothing a woman will ever wear, it is a symbol of the love and beauty felt only when you get married. Here, Courtney shares all the details about finding her gorgeous Monique Lhuillier wedding gown. Read More