March 29, 2022

Marisa & Josh Celebrate With A Luminous, Candlelit Reception

Marisa and Josh Wedding - Bride and Groom Dancing - Gotham Hall - Emma McDonald Weddings

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

Marisa and Josh Wedding – Card Table – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings


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March 7, 2022

Marisa & Josh: A Timeless White Floral + Greenery Affair at Gotham Hall

Marisa and Josh Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - Gotham Hall - Emma McDonald Weddings

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?”
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February 22, 2022

Elana & Greg’s Unforgettable, Dance-Til-You-Drop Reception

Elana and Greg Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - Angel Orensanz Foundation - Dave Robbins Photography

Elana and Greg Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Angel Orensanz Foundation – Dave Robbins Photography

“My wedding vision really took shape after I found my dress – a unique, asymmetrical gown by Viktor & Rolf featuring a large statement flower,” BB Featured Bride Elana says. “Using the white flower motif as a point of reference, art-inspired design and styling punctuated our reception decor, from the sculpturesque floral centerpieces to the 72 black and white framed photographs displayed for guests to view during cocktail hour.” Here, Elana shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

Part 4: Reception, Card Table, & Centerpieces
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February 1, 2022

Elana & Greg: The Art of Love at Angel Orensanz Foundation

Elana and Greg Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - Angel Orensanz Foundation - Dave Robbins Photography

Elana and Greg Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Angel Orensanz Foundation – Dave Robbins Photography

After connecting through the dating app, The League, Elana and Greg had their first date in May 2016 at La Esquina, the trendy Mexican restaurant in Nolita. Talking to mutual friends eased any nerves before their initial meeting. Elana remembers how easy that night felt for her. “Our quirky senses of humor helped us hit it off from the beginning. I was drawn to Greg’s dedication to his family, career ambition, and generosity. And he has a great smile.” As their relationship evolved and became more serious, she was the first to say, “I love you.” The feelings were mutual with Greg admitting, “I have been waiting to say those same words for a very long time.”
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February 19, 2019

Hilary & Brad say “I Do” In A Breathtaking Pink and White Ceremony At The Plaza Hotel

Hilary & Brad Wedding - Bride & Groom - Ceremony - Plaza Hotel - Hechler Photographers

Hilary & Brad Wedding – Bride & Groom – Ceremony – Plaza Hotel – Hechler Photographers

 

Making high glamour work in a classic New York venue like the Plaza Hotel can be hard to pull off. You want to incorporate eye-catching elements without going over the top. Using her experience as an event planner, BB Featured Bride Hilary did just that. “I tried to bring in bright pinks in such a way so they popped just enough to not be shocking.”

 

Hilary & Brad Wedding - Ceremony Aisle - Plaza Hotel - Hechler Photographers

Hilary & Brad Wedding – Ceremony Aisle – Plaza Hotel – Hechler Photographers

 

Part 3: Ceremony and Chuppah
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March 21, 2018

Featured Bride Madalyn On Her Breathtaking Chuppah

Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding - Chuppah - Guastavino's - by Joshua Zuckerman

Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding – Chuppah – Guastavino’s – by Joshua Zuckerman

 

We love when a bride puts a unique spin on wedding traditions. Symbolizing the home of the soon-to-be newlyweds, the chuppah is one of the most important aspects of the Jewish wedding ceremony. It also lets the bride be creative with décor, and express their personality and style. This week, we talked with our featured bride Madalyn about her breathtaking Lucite and suspended floral chuppah.

Part 3: Ceremony

When guests began arriving at Guastavino’s for Madalyn and Jon’s wedding, New York City was in the midst of its first snowfall of the season. Everyone was more than happy to take cover inside the warm, picturesque venue, but what they were about to see would exceed all expectations.
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