June 28, 2022

Neutral Pink: How Brides Are Rethinking This Traditional Wedding Bouquet Color

Joye and Scott Wedding - Bridal Bouquet - Tribeca Rooftop - Rafal Ostrowski Photography

Joye and Scott Wedding – Bridal Bouquet – Tribeca Rooftop – Rafal Ostrowski Photography

Truth be told, for each Real BB Weddings bride who embraces pink for her wedding bouquet, there’s one just behind her who wants nothing to do with the color. Pink symbolizes compassion, femininity, love, and romance – everything you want on your big day. And because of this, it tends to be a bold color on the eye and emotions, thus, influencing the overall aesthetics and mood of a weddingscape. If your style is modern, refined, or understated, high-impact may not be what you are going for. Recently, however, we are seeing clients use pink in innovating ways that will make naysayers have a change of heart. Neutral, muted, soft blush, even nude are the adjectives that come to mind when describing these calming pink tones that are appearing more and more in bridal arrangements.
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June 21, 2022

Make Every Mother Feel Special With These Fresh Wedding Flower Ideas

Yani & Divinity Wedding - Bride and Mother Bouquet - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – Bride and Mother Bouquet – Liberty House – Studio A Images

Flowers are used to punctuate the most important elements of a wedding’s decor and atmosphere. Florals are also used to differentiate those closest and dearest to you, namely members of your wedding party who have been more involved in both the planning and celebration. For many couples, mom is at the top of this list. From finding a venue to choosing your dress, she’s been with you every step of the way and deserves to be recognized for her love, guidance, and support. While the matriarch behind a wedding typically wears a corsage on her wrist, there are a number of ways for her to accessorize with beautiful blooms. From simple to bold, here are fresh wedding flower ideas to make every mother feel special.
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June 14, 2022

Elevated Wildflower Ideas: How To Tame Rustic Florals For Your Wedding

Alexandra and Robert Wedding - Low Centerpiece Candles - New York Botanical Garden - A Day of Bliss

Alexandra and Robert Wedding – Low Centerpiece Candles – New York Botanical Garden – A Day of Bliss

When asked about her desired floral style for her wedding at the New York Botanical Garden’s Stone Mill, Real BB Bride Alexandra replied, “When I met with Bride & Blossom, I explained that I wanted to complement the already beautiful space, with an elevated, wildflower theme.” She continues, “Flowers that felt romantic, whimsical, and chic, but not overly edited. And the colors to capture the impression of a golden sunlight with pops of yellow, orange and pink highlights.” Ever since talking with Alexandra, we’ve been obsessed with the idea of using blossoms we see growing freely in meadows, fields, and forests and tailoring them for an upscale special event.
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May 17, 2022

Beautiful Wedding Centerpiece Ideas For Rectangular Reception Tables

Lauren & Brett Wedding - Low Centerpiece Gold Mercury Glass Quicksand Roses Seeded Eucalyptus Ranunculus - Liberty Warehouse Brooklyn

Lauren & Brett Wedding – Low Centerpiece Gold Mercury Glass Quicksand Roses Seeded Eucalyptus Ranunculus – Liberty Warehouse Brooklyn

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.
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May 3, 2022

Go Green: Stunning Wedding Decor Ideas With Ivy

Anuca and Deepak Wedding - High Centerpiece Floating Candles - New York Botanical Garden - Amy Sims Photography

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.
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April 26, 2022

Alexandra & Robert’s Enchanted Garden Reception

Alexandra and Robert Wedding - First Dance - New York Botanical Garden - A Day of Bliss

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.
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