April 27, 2016

Perfectly Peachy at the Refinery Hotel

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Peach Juliet Garden Roses in the Bride & Blossom studio

Peach, the sophisticated cousin of that ubiquitous wedding color — pink. This often-overlooked color can add a delicate touch of femininity to your wedding decor without going over-the-top. It works brilliantly as the subtle pop in a neutral color palette, and is brought to life with the addition of vibrant greenery. At a recent Bride & Blossom wedding held at Manhattan’s Refinery Hotel, we saw this color take center stage as the star of a particularly sophisticated soiree. The cosmopolitan venue provided the perfect backdrop for hues of peach, ivory, and cream with lush green accents.

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April 18, 2016

#MeetTheReineckes

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When we think of the phrase “dream wedding” in the Bride & Blossom studio, we don’t mean a high-maintenance affair with pounds of tulle and a cavalcade of stretch limos. For us, a dream wedding is one where the couple’s unique love story shines through anything, even a rainy day in Manhattan.

The Reinecke wedding was the kind we dream about. These Boston College sweethearts held their wedding at Battery Gardens, accompanied by the mellow vibes of the Clark Eno Orchestra. The bride wore Kate Spade shoes for the ceremony and reception, but had no problem slipping into Hunter boots when the weather turned wet. From champagne with her bridesmaids until the moment she said “I do,” bride Kristen McEvitt was the perfect image of a princess.
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April 4, 2016

Bouquet Recipe: Orchids & Roses

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Today’s bouquet recipe combines two types of white orchids with white and cream roses to create a multi-dimensional, textured bouquet in the palest wedding colors. The perfect blend of tradition with a touch of personality that is utterly New York City, this arrangement is as unique as the bride who carried it.

Photography: Jasmine Hsu
Venue: Gotham Hall

For More On This Wedding: White Wedding Flowers at Gotham Hall 

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March 30, 2016

New York Elegance at The St. Regis Hotel

Bride Cheryl Fradin and groom Adam Caviezel have one of those old-school New York City love stories that most people will tell you is the stuff of fiction.

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“Adam and I met at a mutual friend’s birthday party at Houston Hall. He caught my eye, and we started talking. He got right to the point and asked me if I had a boyfriend. When I said no, he asked if I was at the party with anyone. Adam took me out dancing when the party was over, and we both felt an instant connection. Five weeks later we were in love and inseparable, one year after that we were engaged, and one year after that we were preparing to walk down the aisle! Every day we thank our lucky stars that we walked into each other’s lives.”

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March 21, 2016

Bouquet Recipe: Something Blue

 

If you want to put a fresh spin on the old adage of “something borrowed, something blue,” put the “something blue” in your bouquet! This arrangement borrows from the pastel color palette of spring by combining light and dark blue delphinium with lavender lisianthus and white garden roses to create a dimensional arrangement that is as unforgettable as the bride.

Photography: Richard B Flores

Venue: Battery Gardens

 

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February 19, 2016

Three Keys to Wedding Social Media

Social media is an increasingly present component of our everyday lives, but does it belong at a wedding? Experts say yes, there are ways to tastefully incorporate Instagram, Twitter, and even Snapchat into your ceremony and reception — but the key is in taking control over the situation before it gets out of hand. Read on for three keys to the perfect social media strategy for your big day.

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Venue: New York Botanical Gardens
Photography: Dideo Films

1) Use a #Hashtag 

The easiest way to keep track of social media memories is to come up with a unique hashtag for your wedding, and make sure guests are aware of it. The hashtag can be as simple as putting both of your names together and adding the word “wedding,” ie., BB creative director Lindsay Saltz‘s wedding hashtag could have been #lindsayandaaronwedding. Wedding Wire even has this handy wedding hashtag generator, if you’re feeling lazy or uninspired. Put your hashtag on your save the dates, wedding website, and even escort cards, and have your on-site staff encourage avid Instagramming.
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