June 7, 2017

Ideas for Creative New York City Wedding Photos

When it comes to wedding photos, the bride planning her nuptials in New York City has much to look forward to. From the iconic architecture, breathtaking skyline views, and buzzing street scenes to the lush public parks, the city is a boundless source of visual stimulation. An amazing photo opportunity can be found just about everywhere you look. Here are 6 inspiring ideas for capturing creative and unique New York City wedding photos.

New York City Skyline Backdrop: Towing skyscrapers and monumental bridges mark the city’s famous skyline. There’s no better way to remember your New York City wedding than using a stunning view of Downtown Manhattan or the Brooklyn Bridge as a photo backdrop. Get a shot of you and your husband-to-be taking in the city’s alluring magic, or round up the girls for a dreamy sunset picture.
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May 31, 2017

Venues We Love: The Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Bride & Blossom has had the opportunity to work at the most iconic wedding venues in New York City. Out of all the decisions a bride must make, choosing where she will get married is one of the most important. And nothing brings us more joy than collaborating with a bride to transform a space into a beautiful, wedding-perfect setting that expresses her style, personality, and love.

 

Amanda and Donald - Ceremony View - Liberty Warehouse - Photography by South Eleventh

Amanda and Donald – Ceremony View – Liberty Warehouse – Photography by South Eleventh

 

We are excited to announce the Venues We Love series, weekly blog posts profiling the top places for a wedding in the NYC area. First up is The Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
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May 8, 2017

Flower Feature: Peony

The peony is a gorgeous flower admired for its impressive bloom, lush petals, and unique texture. Mainly found in white, peonies also grow in an array of hues from light pink and purple to a deeper red.

 

Single Pink Peony - Perfect Peonies - by Kathy Woodard - via The Garden Glove.com

Single Pink Peony – Perfect Peonies – by Kathy Woodard – via The Garden Glove.com

 

Nearly unrecognizable in the early bloom stage, the peony starts out as a tightly condensed flower bud. Once the bud is cut and placed in warm water, the petals begin to open up. It continues to expand until becoming this elaborate, beautiful flower full of color, texture, and dimension. Though it looks delicate, the peony in full bloom is prized for its sturdy foliage and low maintenance care.
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April 20, 2017

Indian Wedding Traditions

Living and working in one of the most diverse cities in the world, we are fortunate enough to work with couples from all different backgrounds, traditions, religions and cultures. Planning a culturally-inspired wedding is such an exciting task as you are embracing others’ customs and learning the beauties of others’ traditions and beliefs. Though a wedding resembles unity, love and marriage in every culture, the ceremonies and rituals can vary greatly, which makes the practice of marriage that much more special and unique.

 

Indian Ceremony - Mehndi - via Pinterest.com

Indian Ceremony – Mehndi – via Pinterest.com

 

One culture that we have been very fortunate to produce weddings for is the Indian Culture. As India is such a large country with so many states and religions, the wedding traditions vary based on their region of origin. Yet, Indian weddings practice many of the same traditions and are full of bright colors, gorgeous flowers, beautiful Mehndi and more! There is no wedding more beautiful than an Indian wedding, and the beauty doesn’t only lay in the décor, design and brilliant colors they portray.
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Categories: Blog, Floral Arrangements and Decor Advice, Your Inspiration Fix

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March 29, 2017

Interview with Rachel Wolff of Lotte New York Palace

Welcome to Lotte New York Palace - Grand Staircase - via LotteNYPalace.com

Welcome to Lotte New York Palace – Grand Staircase – via LotteNYPalace.com

 

Lotte New York Palace is considered one of New York City’s most romantic hotels, thanks to its rich history and timeless elegance. It’s no wonder that this landmark luxury hotel is the location of choice for the modern bride who wants her NYC wedding to be a beautifully lavish affair. Breathtaking spaces within the venue available for wedding ceremonies and receptions include the grand Villard Mansion, a stylish ballroom, along with a numerous selection of rooms and suites designed for intimate cocktail receptions and large-scale gatherings. From the first walkthrough to cutting the cake and seeing the newlyweds off as they depart for their honeymoon destination, the hotel’s specialized service teams take care of every detail to make sure a couple’s wedding experience is personal, flawless, and meets all expectations.
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March 8, 2017

Jenna + Matthew: Enchanting Romance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Jenna & Matthew Rubin were married this past fall in a breathtaking ceremony and fantastical celebration at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Downtown Manhattan.

 

Chuppah / Jenna & Matthew / Jewish Heritage Museum / Cody Raisig Photography

Chuppah / Jenna & Matthew / Jewish Heritage Museum / Cody Raisig Photography

 

After years of disappointment with the New York dating scene and countless attempts to put herself out there and find Mr. Right, Jenna set up an online dating profile.  Her co-worker had encouraged her to try OKCupid after finding her husband there unexpectedly. “You have to weed through some super crazy messages,” she admitted, “but there are some hidden gems if you take the time to really look.”
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