April 12, 2017

Planning and Budgeting Wedding Technology

After the life-changing proposal and eagerly waiting for the moment you say I do, the between stretch comes with a lot of decisions, planning, and a timeline of responsibilities to be completed. In a whirlwind of overwhelming emotion, excitement, and anticipation, it may be hard to sit down and focus on the planning aspect. We live in a world where we have access to so many amazing technological resources right at our fingertips, and the wedding industry is jumping in with both feet! With so many amazing planning, inspiring, budgeting and shopping options for your wedding, why not take advantage of all the online resources and help make your preparation easier? We’ve picked some of our favorite and most helpful websites, apps, and tips to ease the process and make your wedding a fun, enjoyable task from start to finish!
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October 21, 2016

Chuppah Design & Construction

Traditionally reserved for Jewish ceremonies, a chuppah is a four-posted canopy that symbolizes the home a couple will build together during their marriage.  Today, chuppahs can be seen at weddings of all types, from nondenominational to secular.  Chuppahs are a beautiful way to frame your ceremony and create a personal, sacred space for you and your partner to exchange vows.

Every chuppah begins with a sketch, often drawn from several inspirational sources.  “We work closely with our brides on creating the perfect ceremony backdrop, as the decor is setting the scene for such an important moment,” explains our Director of Events Elianna Phelps,  “Sometimes our brides bring us several inspiration images – none of which are their dream ceremony.,,
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October 5, 2016

The Bride Carried White : Unlocking the All-White Bridal Bouquet

While some brides may dismiss the idea of an all-white bouquet as generic or forgettable, in truth, there are so many ways to express your unique personal style in all-white. The absence of color unlocks a focus on texture, composition, and tone that goes to show sometimes less really is more. “No matter what the flower or style, white bouquets always look beautiful and chic,” says our Creative Director Lindsay Saltz, “As Da Vinci once said, ‘Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.'”

Here at Bride & Blossom, we’ve worked with dozens of brides seeking all-white bouquets, from vintage to modern, clean to complex.  But no matter the design, a white bouquet is a timeless choice, rich with tradition and symbolic of the bride’s entrance into a fresh, new chapter of her life.
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August 15, 2016

Rachel + Matt: Spectacular Splendor at Cipriani 42

Every Sunday, Rachel and her friends would gather to watch The Amazing Race and draft fantasy teams. One night, Rachel’s friend Becky suggested she go out with a friend of hers from middle school, Matt.  After checking out some pictures on Facebook, Rachel gave the thumbs up!

 

Matt and Rachel began texting nonstop.  Matt was traveling for work at the time and was impressed that Rachel knew Bloomington, IL.  They texted and talked on the phone throughout the week before their first date Friday night at Bistro 61.

 

Dancefloor / Rachel & Matt / Cipriani / Brett Matthews Photography

Dancefloor / Rachel & Matt / Cipriani 42 / Brett Matthews Photography

 

On Memorial Day weekend, Matt was off from work on Friday. He told Rachel he would go shopping and prepare a nice dinner for the two of them that evening, but when Rachel walked in the door to their shared apartment, there were candles and roses everywhere, and a pathway leading to Matt.  Matt proposed, she said yes, and they gathered for a surprise dinner with both of their families at Daniel.  Rachel thought they had plans to go look at rings that holiday weekend, so she was shocked!
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May 23, 2016

Floral Inspiration from 60’s Starlets

While you may not be swooning over the full-length gloves, white stockings, and pill box hats, there’s no denying the sixties brought about a newfound freedom of expression in bridal style – florals included. 

Today, we take a glimpse at these sixties sweethearts’ wedding flowers – with tips on how to click fast forward for a vintage-inspired, millennium-approved take:

Audrey Hepburn’s Ring of Roses

Audrey Hepburn married Mel Ferrer in a tea-length flared Balmain* dress with satin puffed sleeves and elbow length gloves, accompanied by a stunningly simple crown of roses. (*Yes, that’s the same Balmain responsible for Kim and Kanye’s cyborgian armor at this year’s Met Gala!) 
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May 4, 2016

Bridal Beauty at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park

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One of the best parts of working with Bride & Blossom is having the opportunity to hear the amazing love stories of our brides. Liza and Jesse’s story is no exception!

“Jesse’s sister Carly introduced me to Jesse at her Hanukkah party several years ago. My close friend from college grew up in the same town as Jesse and is close friends with Carly. It took Jesse almost a year to ask me out, but after our first date, the rest was history. Being married to Jesse makes me feel like the luckiest girl!”

 

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We think she’s pretty lucky too, especially helping to create a classic ambiance for her traditional wedding at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park. Liza went with a clean, simple color palette in shades of white and ivory with blush accents that popped against the dominant neutrals she chose. With a show-stopping venue like The Ritz-Carlton, she knew better than to overdo it on décor, and let the setting add to the classy, romantic mood.

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