Candles are known for the warm, captivating glow that they bring to a space. It’s impossible to fall under the spell of a tablescape illuminated by the charm of a sea of flickering flames. To go along with our renewed outlook for 2021, we decided to re-consider the classic decorative element. Meant to speak to a modern sensibility, the following examples, all from the Real BB Weddings archives, feel less lost in the sands of time and more ready for tonight’s highly anticipated gala. From the ceremony aisle to the sweetheart table, here are fresh and inspired ways for incorporating candles into your wedding day. Read More
Kelsey and Nick Wedding – Greenery Garland – Bowery Hotel – Anne Lee Photography
This blog post is all about candles, the illuminating decorative pieces that we love to display this time of the year. Adding to the wintry magic that fills the air, they can completely enhance the look and feel of a room. And we’ve all experienced how just lighting a few candles on the fireplace mantle creates a warm, inviting atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.
Many are feeling a loss of holiday tradition and trying to navigate these last days of 2020 has been difficult. One way to get over the heartache is to create new traditions. Since candles are ever-present right now, we decided to explore the tradition of decorating for the holidays with a focus on winter wedding centerpieces with candles that you can make at home. Read More
Aleah & Brenden – Low Centerpiece – Cosmopolitan Club – by Alicia King Photography
‘Home is where the heart is.” While the saying is true, our relationship to ‘home’ has drastically changed this past year due to Covid-19. You can love the apartment, house, or condo in which you live, but having to carry out every aspect of your professional and personal life day in the same confined space day after day takes a toll. The reprieve that the holiday season usually offers from the stresses of work and life such as traveling and joyous visits with friends and family are not on the itinerary for 2020. This being said, we still have much for which to be grateful. If you haven’t made a list yet, try jotting down just a few lines detailing what you are thankful for – the exercise helps to shift perspective and uplift the spirit – guaranteed. Read More
Fanta and Darwin Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – Stonebridge Country Club – Belluci Films
A bride wants many things from a wedding dress. As the most important article of clothing she will ever wear, it should make her feel confident, beautiful, and true to her personal style, but with a bit more sparkle and shine for the once in a lifetime occasion. BB Featured Bride Fanta knew she had found ‘the one’ when she stepped into a gown by Martina Liana. “I wanted to feel like a showstopper and my dress did just that!” Here, Fanta reminisces about her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and bridal personals. Read More
Shoshana & Michael Wedding – Low Centerpiece – Carlyle on the Green – Susan Stripling Photography
We are all spending A LOT MORE time at home right now. Many of us are using this period to declutter, organize, and redecorate in an effort to create a space that is warm, inviting, and well, feels good. Nothing lifts the spirit of the home like an arrangement of fresh flowers. Bountiful blooms at the center of the table or a petite bouquet on the window sill gives any room an instant mood makeover.
You are not alone if you meet the task of properly arranging flowers with hesitation. The eye-catching centerpieces peppering Instagram, Pinterest, and home decor magazines look incredibly complex, even to an expert’s eye. But this shouldn’t hold you back from exploring the joys of artful flower arranging. It is an accessible and easy to acquire skill and we are here to help. Going through the Real BB Wedding archives, we picked beautiful arrangements to get you started. Read on to learn how to recreate these blooming lovelies at home. Read More
Caroline & Jonathan Wedding – Wedding Cake Cutting – Oheka Castle – by Craig Paulson
When it comes to wedding cakes these days, taste is just one of the factors that couples consider when deciding on what to serve their guests. Now more than ever, natural flowers and greenery are replacing the traditional cake topper to create fresh, one-of-kind designs. We always get excited when our couples ask us to set aside elements from their floral theme to decorate their wedding cake. A few pillowy peonies on top, a cascade of garden roses, and a ring of ivy can take the basic white dessert to the next level. From petite and sweet to blooming show-stoppers, here’s a look at some of our favorite petal trimmed confections from the Real BB Weddings archives. Read More