Marisa and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Dancing – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings
After saying ‘I Do,’ newlyweds Marisa and Josh led their guests up to Gotham Hall’s balcony where hors d’oeuvres and drinks were waiting. Marisa remembers how cocktail hour ended up being an unexpected highlight of the evening. “Watching the drama of the room flip from the ceremony to reception from above was so breathtaking. Everyone commented on how exciting it was to see the transformation happen right before their eyes.” Here, she shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
Marisa and Josh Wedding – Card Table – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings
Sammi and Steven Wedding – Bride and Groom – Tribeca Rooftop – Danny Weiss Studio
After Sammi and Steven’s picture-perfect ceremony overlooking Downtown Manhattan, guests were treated to cocktail hour, enjoying hors d’oeuvres alongside the newlywed’s signature drink, The Winston, named after their French bulldog. Then everyone headed to Tribeca Rooftop’s reception room for dinner followed by a glittering night of fun. Here, this month’s featured bride shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding Story.
Part 4: Reception & Centerpieces
When asked about the inspiration for her reception décor, Sammi said, “I knew I wanted everything to stand out from all of the weddings I had ever been to. I also wanted my reception to be a graduation from my ceremony, which was more intimate with softer colors. Florals were always going to be a big part of my decor, so in my eyes, I visualized having three different centerpieces, numerous varieties of flowers and as many shades of pink as possible! I wanted the vibe to be glamorous, romantic, and of course fun!” Read More
Allison and Josh Wedding – Reception Entertainment Chinese Dragon – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography
The weddings we remember most are those that are a true expression of a couple’s love and personality. Allison and Josh let guests know that nuptials were going to be uniquely genuine before a ceremony program was handed out or centerpiece was put on display. “We had our welcome dinner at Shun Lee West the night before,” Allison says. “We tried to weave in both of our backgrounds.” A nod to the bride’s Chinese heritage and groom’s Jewish faith continued through the festive, multi-cultural reception. Here, Allison shares the final chapter in her Real BB wedding story. Read More
Joye and Scott Wedding – Bride and Groom Kissing Fireworks – Tribeca Rooftop – Rafal Ostrowski Photography
One thing can be said about planning a wedding during a pandemic – you’ll have to modify your original vision. It’s not all bad though, we promise. Working with couples over the past year and half, we’ve noticed a willingness to step outside of the box, break rules, and be creative like never before. It’s inspiring to see how two people navigate uncharted waters, figuring out what matters most to them in order to put together a day that is an honest and heartfelt expression of their love. Read More
Christina and Ben Wedding – Bride and Groom Kissing – University Club of New York – Christian Oth Studio
Christina and Ben arrived at the University Club in grand style, escorted in a 1956 Rolls Royce Phantom. Upon seeing their reception for the first time, the bride says, “It felt like we were no longer in New York City, but had been transported back in time to a palace in Europe.” Here, Christina shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding Story.
Christina and Ben Wedding – Bride and Groom – University Club of New York – Christian Oth Studio
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