September 27, 2018

Claire & James Dance The Night Away At Capitale

Claire & James Wedding – Bride Groom – Capitale – by Susan Shek


The scene in Capitale’s Grand Ballroom looked like a luxurious party from the Gilded Age of New York. But the excited mood was very of the moment and the event about to unfold was all about celebrating a modern day love. Here, our featured bride Claire shares the final chapter of her Real BB wedding story.

Part 4: Reception, Décor, and Special Moments

After taking their seats, guests waited for the newlyweds to make their party arrival through the venue’s downstairs doors. But Claire and James had bigger plans. She recalls, “No one expected us to make an entrance from the balcony catwalk! It was perfect. ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ by Stevie Wonder played as we walked down the spiral staircase and met all of our family and wedding party on the dance floor. We all immediately started dancing!” And with that, the tone was set for the rest of the night.
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September 20, 2018

Claire & James Say “I do” In An Intimate, Candlelit Ceremony at Capitale

Claire & James Wedding – Ceremony – Capitale – by Susan Shek


As guests gathered in the grand ballroom for Claire and James’ ceremony, they were greeted by a magnificent atmosphere that signaled this was going to be an incredible evening. A dramatic play of light and shadow filtered through the room marked by a soaring ornate coved ceiling and Corinthian columns. While impressive in size and spectacle, Capitale still offered a sense of intimacy and warmth that the couple envisioned for their wedding.

Part 3: Ceremony

“We knew we wanted everything to be classic, elegant, and romantic,” Claire recalls. When it came to ceremony décor, the bride kept it very simple and understated, choosing elements that would enhance the venue’s brilliant interior. The aisle was composed of a white runner accented with clusters of pillar candles set in stylish cylinder vases. The candlelit walkway led to a gilded wall topped with a Tiffany clock dated to 1895. The elegant backdrop encapsulated the old New York feel that so charmed the couple when they first saw the venue.
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January 31, 2018

Marianna & Peter Celebrate Saying “I do” With A Glamorous Black Tie Reception

The vows have been exchanged and now it’s time for the newlyweds to celebrate their life together! Marianna & Peter didn’t miss a beat welcoming guests to their glamorous reception. Décor reflected the couple’s classic black tie style. But the party mood was full of energetic excitement with everyone toasting the couple and dancing well into the night! In today’s post, we present the final chapter in Marianna and Peter’s wedding story.

Marianna & Peter Wedding – Centerpiece Calla Lily Black Magic Garden Rose – Mandarin Oriental New York – Fred Marcus Studio


Part 4: Reception Décor, Card Table, and Sweetheart Table
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January 24, 2018

Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Marianna On Her Floating Chuppah

One of the best things about being a floral designer in New York City is working with brides who incorporate their own special traditions into their wedding day. The chuppah, a significant feature of a Jewish ceremony symbolizing the home of the soon-to-be married couple, lets a bride be creative and express their personality and style. This week, we talked with our featured bride Marianna about her jaw-dropping chuppah and how she felt on her wedding day.

Marianna & Peter Wedding – Ceremony Aisle Chuppah – Mandarin Oriental New York – Fred Marcus Studio


Part 3: The Ceremony

As guests took their seats for the ceremony, all eyes were on the stunning scene before them. Anticipation was mounting because in just a few moments, the bride and groom would join together under an enchanted display of suspended blooms.
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January 19, 2018

Color Me Gorgeous! Stunning Ideas for Incorporating Color Into Your Wedding Decor


Elianna Phelps – Cait McCarthy Photography

Wedding flowers evoke a sense of celebration. One of the most expressive ways to set the mood and style of your wedding is through color. We can’t think of anyone more qualified to dish advice on color than our very own Elianna Phelps. With a background in fine art, Elianna brings her expert knowledge of color theory, form, and composition to wedding floral design and styling. And after working in the luxury wedding industry for over half a decade, she’s helped numerous NYC brides realize their perfect wedding colors and style. Here, Elianna talks about all the creative and unique ways to incorporate gorgeous color into your big day!
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January 17, 2018

Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Marianna On Her Vera Wang Wedding Dress and Personal Touches

When it comes to weddings, what we really want to know about are the pretty details like the dress, shoes, and jewelry, and all those personal touches a bride adds to make her wedding day extra meaningful! This week we spoke to our featured bride Marianna about all the care that went into picking her gorgeous Vera Wang gown!


Marianna & Peter Wedding – Bridal Portrait – Vera Wang Dagmar Dress – Mandarin Oriental New York – Fred Marcus Studio


Part 2: Gown & Personals

When we asked Marianna about saying yes to the dress, she told us, “I knew I wanted a classic Vera Wang sweetheart ball gown. I only tried on four dresses, and the last dress was the one I went with. I immediately fell in love with the classic design and long bridal train. I knew it was the perfect dress because I felt like a princess.” Not many brides-to-be have it this easy in the hunt for a wedding dress. But take just one look at Marianna wearing her breathtaking Dagmar gown by Vera Wang and you can tell that it was meant to be. She completed her bridal attire with a sweeping cathedral veil, also from Vera Wang’s Iconic Wedding Collection.
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