Marisa and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings
Marisa and Josh began dating in high school. They decided to stay together after graduation, despite going away to different colleges. Marisa says, “We agreed that as long as our relationship makes sense to us, we will make it work. And Josh and I have been together ever since.” Being in a long-distance relationship helped the couple prepare for the challenges of planning a wedding during a global pandemic. She explains, “Of course postponing due to Covid-19 was heartbreaking because of the waiting and uncertainty. But at the same time, we had been together for ten years, so what was one more year in the grand scheme of everything?” Read More
Lianne and Justin Wedding – Bride and Groom Kissing Bouquet – The Library Hotel – Liz Andolina Photography
You don’t have to be the ‘resolutions’ type to use January 1st as the day to take stock of all that has happened in your life during the previous twelve months. For us, 2021 was marked by growth, new experiences, and gratitude. After an extremely tumultuous 2020, we joined fellow vendors in wading back into the waters of wedding planning and production. To be part of the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into creating the most important event in a couple’s life together is never lost on us. The sentiment was felt especially hard this past year as we watched our clients finally have their big day after countless, often soul-crushing postponements. Read More
Allison and Josh Wedding – Brides Dress – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography
For those who have dreamed of their wedding since childhood, first thoughts about all the beauty and flourish they will incorporate to make the day extraordinary often center around what they will wear. “Growing up, the extent of my wedding fantasy started and ended with the dress,” BB Featured Bride Allison says. “The groom and everything else just seemed like minor details.” In addition to the preliminary years of conceptualizing, Allison arrived to her first appointment at Kleinfeld with “6 months of online shopping under my belt.” What happened next sounds more like a perfectly executed scene from a classic Hollywood movie starring Audrey Hepburn as the bride-to-be than real life. Here, Allison talks about her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and personals. Read More
Allison and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography
In the age of dating apps, so many things need to be in sync for two people to hit it off on the first meeting. Past experiences and expectations are significant factors in this type of situation and both individuals may not be on the same page. Time, in some cases, however, works out the kinks of matchmaking. Allison recalls her first date with Josh. “We initially connected in 2017 on Hinge. We got drinks and the date went well enough that we both seemed open to seeing each other again.” They made plans for a second date at the Comedy Cellar only to have Josh cancel at the last minute. “Josh pretty much ghosted me for the next six months. I had just been on a great first date when he re-emerged. Something told me to give him another chance. It’s part of our story, though a part we kept from our families until it was revealed at our wedding,” she says with a laugh. 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