Articles Tagged 'color palettes'

May 4, 2016

Bridal Beauty at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park

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One of the best parts of working with Bride & Blossom is having the opportunity to hear the amazing love stories of our brides. Liza and Jesse’s story is no exception!

“Jesse’s sister Carly introduced me to Jesse at her Hanukkah party several years ago. My close friend from college grew up in the same town as Jesse and is close friends with Carly. It took Jesse almost a year to ask me out, but after our first date, the rest was history. Being married to Jesse makes me feel like the luckiest girl!”

 

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We think she’s pretty lucky too, especially helping to create a classic ambiance for her traditional wedding at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park. Liza went with a clean, simple color palette in shades of white and ivory with blush accents that popped against the dominant neutrals she chose. With a show-stopping venue like The Ritz-Carlton, she knew better than to overdo it on décor, and let the setting add to the classy, romantic mood.

 

“My most memorable moments of my wedding day began with my mom buttoning my gown and my dad seeing me for the first time. At the event, the most special moments were seeing Jesse’s smile as I walked down the aisle and being surrounded by our closest friends and family on the dance floor. It was the most magical night of our lives!”

 

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We loved working on this stunning and deceptively simple bouquet for Liza to carry down the aisle. 30 cream vendela roses were hand-tied with ribbon that complemented the bride’s dress, and the groom’s boutonniere contained a single cream vendela rose wrapped in ribbon that matched the bride’s bouquet.

 

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Gorgeous high centerpieces of white hydrangeas and blush-colored roses accented with tall, floating votives decorated some tables, while lower flower arrangements mixed with the same tall floating votives created transparent levels where guests would be seated. Overall, the mood was classic, chic, and 100% New York City bride.

 

All photos by Fred Marcus Photography

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April 27, 2016

Perfectly Peachy at the Refinery Hotel

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Peach Juliet Garden Roses in the Bride & Blossom studio

Peach, the sophisticated cousin of that ubiquitous wedding color — pink. This often-overlooked color can add a delicate touch of femininity to your wedding decor without going over-the-top. It works brilliantly as the subtle pop in a neutral color palette, and is brought to life with the addition of vibrant greenery. At a recent Bride & Blossom wedding held at Manhattan’s Refinery Hotel, we saw this color take center stage as the star of a particularly sophisticated soiree. The cosmopolitan venue provided the perfect backdrop for hues of peach, ivory, and cream with lush green accents.

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Studio D NYC photography captured the intimate atmosphere of the occasion. The bride’s lace gown and simple bouquet, flickering votives on bistro tables, and elegant lanterns all contributed to the classically-romantic vibe.

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These bright neutral colors were the perfect compliment to an exceptional evening in NYC. We hope this inspires your own “peachy” affair to remember!

 

 

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April 25, 2016

Unique Rustic DIY Decor Ideas

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adjective rus·tic \ˈrəs-tik

1. of or relating to the countryside; rural.
2. constructed or made in a plain and simple fashion; in particular.

 

Considering the actual meaning of the term, “rustic” weddings can end up being more elaborate and expensive than the more traditionally-styled weddings that people usually associate with being generally over-the-top. With the warmer months upon us, barn weddings that mix outdoor elements with a cozy, casual indoor setting are abundant.

The rustic theme is a blank canvas, offering tons of opportunities for you to lend your own creative touch to the decor. You can even collaborate with your florist to pair custom floral designs in your color palette with handmade decor elements to take the DIY wedding trend to the next level. For full tutorials on the ideas here, click the links below each image!

 

Painted Pails 

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Rope Ottomans 

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Portable Guest Book 

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Kissing Bell 

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DIY French Buffet 

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Burlap Sign 


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April 20, 2016

Flower Crowns Forever

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Are floral crowns a classic wedding element, or a trend that has managed to stick around? It’s hard to say. In Ancient China, brides traditionally wore orange blossom wreaths on their wedding day, and Elizabeth Taylor crowned herself with hyacinths before she said “I do” to fellow actor Richard Burton in 1964. Throughout the centuries, brides have worn flowers in their hair to symbolize youth, fertility, and the natural cycle of life.

Modern flower crowns are less about tradition and symbolism than they are about color-schemes and overall aesthetics. Floral wreaths work at any time of year, but with the vibrant Spring and Summer wedding seasons quickly approaching, we need even more inspiration to fuel our creativity here in the Bride & Blossom studio.

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We love the juxtaposition of ripe berries and petite pink roses in this wreath. The great thing about berries and sturdy little flowers like these is that your crown will stay fresh throughout your entire ceremony and reception!

 

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Succulents are a major floral trend right now, so making a crown out of the tiny green plants is a natural extension of everyone’s succulent-obsession.

 

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If a full crown isn’t your style, weaving individual blooms into an elaborate updo may be the perfect way to subtly embrace this floral design element.

 

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For Bohemian brides, brides with shades of purple in their color palettes, or couples who want to embrace nature during their ceremonies, nothing beats a classic lavender wreath. When made out of dried lavender (see image below), this crown will literally last forever.

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If you’ve been dreaming of a veil since childhood, or have a family heirloom that you’re planning to wear, that doesn’t mean that flower crowns are out of the question. You could wear one for the ceremony and another for the reception. Another option is to make your flower girl’s life (so far) and have your florist put together a festive design for the fairy princess in your life.

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April 18, 2016

#MeetTheReineckes

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When we think of the phrase “dream wedding” in the Bride & Blossom studio, we don’t mean a high-maintenance affair with pounds of tulle and a cavalcade of stretch limos. For us, a dream wedding is one where the couple’s unique love story shines through anything, even a rainy day in Manhattan.

The Reinecke wedding was the kind we dream about. These Boston College sweethearts held their wedding at Battery Gardens, accompanied by the mellow vibes of the Clark Eno Orchestra. The bride wore Kate Spade shoes for the ceremony and reception, but had no problem slipping into Hunter boots when the weather turned wet. From champagne with her bridesmaids until the moment she said “I do,” bride Kristen McEvitt was the perfect image of a princess.

 

Venue: Battery Gardens
Planner: Dominique Bell
Photography: Mekina Saylor Weddings
Music: Clark Eno Orchestra
Cake: A Simple Cake
Gown: Anna Maier
Rings: Michael C. Fina
Hair & Makeup: FaceTime

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April 15, 2016

Spring Fling! Flower Class

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The most recent flower class at the Bride & Blossom showroom on the Upper East Side was one of our most successful yet — we are always so happy to see the beautiful creations made by our students at the end of the night! The spring fling theme carried through their designs in the form of bright tulips, lush greenery and delicate pastel accents.

Sharing our passion for the art of floral design is one of the best aspects of being a part of the team at Bride & Blossom, and we cherish these nights when we have the opportunity to come together with the community and teach them to make something beautiful.

Our next flower class, English Garden Floral Arrangements, will be held on May 4th at 6:30 PM. Sign up now, and make your dreams of an English garden in your NYC apartment come true!

 

 

 

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