August 4, 2020

Fanta & Darwin: Sophisticated Pink & White Romance At Stonebridge Country Club

Fanta and Darwin Wedding - Bride and Groom Bouquet - Stonebridge Country Club - Belluci Films

Fanta and Darwin Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – Stonebridge Country Club – Belluci Films

 

In the age of dating apps, it’s rare to hear about a love story that blossomed from a grade school crush. Darwin caught Fanta’s eye on the first day of their freshman year of high school. “I surveyed the room of my history class for a seat and noted this boy in the back laughing and talking with his peers. He seemed like someone I would enjoy hanging out with,” Fanta remembers. Over the next couple of years, they kept with the same circle of friends, watched each other’s sports events, and even went on a few dates. “However, it wasn’t until senior year when a friend suggested we dress up as twins for senior ‘twin day’ that we really started to hit it off and break the ice,” Fanta says. “I started to learn more about Darwin’s beliefs, his wittiness, and love for weird hats – he even made me wear a matching one on twin day!’” Just a few months before graduation, Darwin finally asked Fanta to be his girlfriend. They were both accepted to the same college program and the rest is history.
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June 3, 2020

Dayna & Matthew: A Vibrant Beach Soirée at Gurney’s Montauk

Dayna and Matthew Wedding - Bride and Groom Kissing Bouquet Moongate Flower Arch - Gurney's Montauk - Andreas and Nico

Dayna and Matthew Wedding – Bride and Groom Kissing Bouquet Moongate Flower Arch – Gurney’s Montauk – Andreas and Nico

 

When Dayna and Matthew first met at the go-to-Friday-night bar in their senior year of college, sparks flew right away. “I wasn’t looking for anything serious though. I was just trying to have a good time. But Matthew was very persistent that we were going to continue dating,” Dayna looks back and says with a laugh. His relentless effort paid off and eight years later, the couple exchanged vows in a magnificent summer wedding at Gurney’s Montauk.

We are excited to introduce Dayna, our BB Featured Bride for June. Here she shares the first part of her and Matthew’s love story.
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March 4, 2020

Laura & Charlie: Timeless New York Glamour at Cipriani 42nd Street

Laura and Charlie Wedding - Bride and Groom Walking Down Aisle - Cipriani - Christian Oth Studio

Laura and Charlie Wedding – Bride and Groom Walking Down Aisle – Cipriani – Christian Oth Studio

 

You know you are in for an epic proposal story when it involves shutting down one of NYC’s most iconic eateries. But first, let us rewind to 2013, the year when Laura and Charlie met on Tinder. “We hit it off immediately by text and had our first date a few days later at Cienfuegos, a Cuban restaurant and bar in the East Village. It was love at first sight and we’ve been inseparable ever since!”

We are excited to introduce Laura, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for March! Laura and Charlie were married at Cipriani 42nd Street last July. Here, she shares the first chapter in their New York fairytale.
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February 6, 2020

Stefanie & Mike: Opulent Romance at Gotham Hall

Stefanie and Mike Wedding - Bride and Groom Bouquet Chuppah - Gotham Hall - Emma Cleary Photography

Stefanie and Mike Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet Chuppah – Gotham Hall – Emma Cleary Photography

 

After seeing a Broadway show with her mom and grandma, Stefanie planned to meet up with friends for a night out in the city. Stefanie reassured them not to worry about how she would get home – her friend Mike had offered to drive in from East Meadow, just a town over from where her parents lived in Long Island and pick her up. She just had to ask. Grandmas know best and Stefanie’s grandma saw the situation clear as day. “If he is going to drive all the way into Manhattan at 1 am to pick you up and then just turn around and bring you home, he must be in love with you.”
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November 5, 2019

Lauren & Lou: A Classically Modern Affair At Natirar

Lauren & Lou Wedding - Bride Groom Portrait - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Lauren & Lou Wedding – Bride Groom Portrait – Natirar – Pat Furey Photography

 

Not every love story is a page turner from the beginning. Some need a couple of chapters to really get going, but the wait is always worth it in the end. “We met in college,” Lauren says. “I knew right away that I wanted to be with Lou. It took him a few more years to figure it out.”

We are excited to introduce Lauren, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for November. Lauren and Lou married on a picturesque day at Natirar. Here she shares the beginning of their Real BB Wedding Story.
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May 9, 2019

Sara & Mitch: A Romantic Summer Fête At The Foundry

Sara & Mitch Wedding - Bride Groom - The Foundry - Craig Paulson Studio

Sara & Mitch Wedding – Bride Groom – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio

 

Even with the help of social apps, navigating the dating scene in New York City is daunting. Finding a match takes a lot of time and effort. But there are moments when someone, for some reason stands out from the rest. Just ask Sara and Mitch. “He had a lyric from one of my favorite bands on his Tinder bio,” Sara says. “I saw it and decided to say ‘Hello’ through the messenger feature.” Shared interests rank high on the list of qualities one seeks in a partner. With a similar taste in music, they were already off to a great start, even before having the first date.
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