March 21, 2022

Marisa & Josh Exchange Vows Under a Floating White Floral + Lucite Chuppah

Marisa and Josh Wedding - Bride and Groom Chuppah - Gotham Hall - Emma McDonald Weddings

Marisa and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Chuppah – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings

One of the main draws of Gotham Hall is that it offers a ceremony atmosphere radiating dramatic sophistication beyond compare. BB Featured Bride Marisa realized early on how this would impact her décor choices. “The truth is I always wanted a chuppah that looked ethereal with a lot of greenery,” she says. “But that style just did not fit the space. Feeling the pressure, I scrolled through Bride & Blossom’s past designs and saw what appeared to be a ‘floating’ chuppah. I immediately thought ‘Oh, that’s it, that will work.’”
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February 15, 2022

Elana & Greg Exchange Vows In A Deeply Personal, Spellbound Ceremony

Elana and Greg Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere Chuppah - Angel Orensanz Foundation - Dave Robbins Photography

Elana and Greg Wedding – Ceremony Atmosphere Chuppah – Angel Orensanz Foundation – Dave Robbins Photography

After the rehearsal dinner at Beauty & Essex the evening before, BB Featured Bride Elana spent the morning of her wedding getting ready at the Ludlow Hotel Penthouse. Then it was off to Angel Orensanz Foundation where guests arrived just as autumn twilight was beginning to descend on the Lower East Side. Here, Elana talks about her and Greg’s breathtakingly personal ceremony shared before family and friends.

Ceremony & Chuppah

In addition to its high vaulted ceiling, rich ornamentation, and spellbound atmosphere perfect for hosting an important celebration, Angel Orensanz Foundation is a symbolic landmark of Jewish history and culture in New York City. “The venue was once home to various synagogues over the years, serving waves of Jewish immigrants that once called the Lower East Side home,” Elana explains. “As an ode to the immigrant generations of our family before us, we only found it befitting to have our wedding in a venue, and in a neighborhood, that represents the cradle of the American Jewish experience.” Elana and Greg were also drawn to the fact that Angel Orensanz Foundation didn’t look like a wedding venue. “An art exhibition and event space as well as one of the oldest surviving synagogues in NYC, it felt very true to who we are as a couple,” the bride says.
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December 21, 2021

Sammi & Steven Exchange Vows in a Heartfelt Ceremony Overlooking Downtown Manhattan

Sammi and Steven Wedding - First Kiss - Tribeca Rooftop - Danny Weiss Studio

Sammi and Steven Wedding – First Kiss – Tribeca Rooftop – Danny Weiss Studio

Any sense that Sammi and Steven’s wedding was taking place on a Monday quickly fell away as guests took their seats on Tribeca Rooftop’s patio overlooking downtown Manhattan. The décor and breathtaking views combined with feelings of excitement to create an atmosphere that defied time and place. This day belonged to two people who were about to start their journey of a lifetime together. Here, BB Featured Bride Sammi remembers her heartfelt ceremony in the sky.

Part 3: Ceremony & Chuppah

An escape from the metropolitan hustle & bustle of the streets while celebrating the magic that makes New York City so alluring, Tribeca Rooftop offered the perfect setting for Sammi’s self-described over-the-top wedding style. The bride admits that her vision for ceremony décor was unclear when she first met with us. “I had pinned and saved so many gorgeous images of chuppahs. By my second meeting with Rachel (Bride & Blossom’s Founder), we had all the details figured out, or so I thought. Then about four weeks before my wedding, we decided to change the chuppah completely. I’m so glad we did, because I was obsessed with it!”
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November 23, 2021

Allison & Josh Exchange Vows in an Intimate, Late-Summer Ceremony

Allison and Josh Wedding - Bride and Groom Chuppah - New York Botanical Garden - Emma Cleary Photography

Allison and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Chuppah – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography

Having met and fallen in love in New York City, Allison and Josh couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. “We wanted to host our family and friends in the city that played such an important role in our relationship,” the bride says. “We looked at one venue in Manhattan before checking out the New York Botanical Garden. The second we stepped on the grounds, we knew it was the place for us.” Here, she looks back on their intimate, late-summer ceremony.”
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August 17, 2021

Courtney & Nathan Exchange Vows In An Intimate Ceremony

Courtney and Nathan Wedding - First Kiss - Tribeca 360 - Josh Wong Photography

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.”
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April 6, 2021

A Guide To Creating A Breathtaking Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Kate & Chase Wedding - Bride & Groom Ceremony - Mansion at Natirar - by Sally Pinera

Kate & Chase Wedding – Bride & Groom Ceremony – Mansion at Natirar – by Sally Pinera

The wedding ceremony is typically designed around an archway, chuppah, or arrangements. Entering high wedding season with warmer days in the forecast, many couples are opting to head outdoors to say “I Do.” From spectacular views overlooking lush landscapes and signature city horizons to intimate gardens and terraces, the allure of an open-air ceremony is undeniable. What makes decorating for an outdoor ceremony so exciting for us as wedding florists is the variety of styles and elements that can be used to help set the stage for this one-in-a-lifetime event between two people. We love working with clients to bring their outdoor wedding dreams to life.
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