February 7, 2018

Aerin & Steven: Modern Elegance at 26 Bridge in DUMBO, Brooklyn

We are excited to introduce Aerin, our Bride & Blossom featured bride for February! On an early summer day, Aerin and Steven exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral followed by a stylish reception at 26 Bridge in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. Aerin did double-duty as both bride and planner. Here, she shares the first part of their love story.

 

Aerin and Steven Wedding - Bride and Groom - 26 Bridge Brooklyn - Susan Shek Photography

Aerin and Steven Wedding – Bride and Groom – 26 Bridge Brooklyn – Susan Shek Photography

 

Part 1: Proposal & Planning

Aerin and Steven share a passion for traveling to new places steeped with history and culture. Québec City was at the top of their must-travel list and the couple finally made the journey for a romantic winter weekend. Aerin recalls, “It was February, so we expected it to be cold. But Canada-cold is definitely a different kind of cold. The temperatures dropped to -40 degrees with the wind chill!”
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January 31, 2018

Marianna & Peter Celebrate Saying “I do” With A Glamorous Black Tie Reception

The vows have been exchanged and now it’s time for the newlyweds to celebrate their life together! Marianna & Peter didn’t miss a beat welcoming guests to their glamorous reception. Décor reflected the couple’s classic black tie style. But the party mood was full of energetic excitement with everyone toasting the couple and dancing well into the night! In today’s post, we present the final chapter in Marianna and Peter’s wedding story.

Marianna & Peter Wedding - Centerpiece Calla Lily Black Magic Garden Rose - Mandarin Oriental New York - Fred Marcus Studio

Marianna & Peter Wedding – Centerpiece Calla Lily Black Magic Garden Rose – Mandarin Oriental New York – Fred Marcus Studio

 

Part 4: Reception Décor, Card Table, and Sweetheart Table
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January 24, 2018

Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Marianna On Her Floating Chuppah

One of the best things about being a floral designer in New York City is working with brides who incorporate their own special traditions into their wedding day. The chuppah, a significant feature of a Jewish ceremony symbolizing the home of the soon-to-be married couple, lets a bride be creative and express their personality and style. This week, we talked with our featured bride Marianna about her jaw-dropping chuppah and how she felt on her wedding day.

Marianna & Peter Wedding - Ceremony Aisle Chuppah - Mandarin Oriental New York - Fred Marcus Studio

Marianna & Peter Wedding – Ceremony Aisle Chuppah – Mandarin Oriental New York – Fred Marcus Studio

 

Part 3: The Ceremony

As guests took their seats for the ceremony, all eyes were on the stunning scene before them. Anticipation was mounting because in just a few moments, the bride and groom would join together under an enchanted display of suspended blooms.
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March 3, 2017

Joann + Michael at The Mandarin Oriental

Joann & Michael / Mandarin Oriental / Ryan Brenizer Photography

Joann & Michael / Mandarin Oriental / Ryan Brenizer Photography

 

“Michael is an anesthesiologist and I am a gastroenterologist and yes, it’s a little cliched, but we are two doctors who met at work in the hospital!”

Joann recalls the particular day she and Michael connected for the first time, after almost a year of seeing one another here and there. “I remember seeing him for the first time and thinking he was so handsome, but we are not in the same department so my interactions with him were always a bit random.”  However, one fateful Friday, Michael and Joann were paired to work together for the entire day. It was a slow day of work, so the two had a chance to chat and get to know each other. “I just remember laughing a lot and enjoying the day,” recalls Joann, “Shortly after that he asked me out and I was so excited to spend more time with him outside of work.”
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December 23, 2015

Modern Classic at Mandarin Oriental

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Ideally located between Central Park and the Hudson River, Mandarin Oriental sets itself apart with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and exquisite attention to detail.

Stunning bride Carolyn could not have chosen a more fitting venue for her elegant celebration. Classic wedding flowers, in a timeless palette of blush-and-white, were designed to be both traditional and on trend. Ranunculus joined white garden roses and blush Keira roses in a compact, rounded bridal bouquet with fully wrapped stems. Bridesmaids, wearing a striking shade of royal blue, carried snow-white Tibet roses and ranunculus, while the sweet flower girl carried a delicate nosegay of blush roses.
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