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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January 17, 2018

Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Marianna On Her Vera Wang Wedding Dress and Personal Touches

When it comes to weddings, what we really want to know about are the pretty details like the dress, shoes, and jewelry, and all those personal touches a bride adds to make her wedding day extra meaningful! This week we spoke to our featured bride Marianna about all the care that went into picking her gorgeous Vera Wang gown!

 

Marianna & Peter Wedding - Bridal Portrait - Vera Wang Dagmar Dress - Mandarin Oriental New York - Fred Marcus Studio

Marianna & Peter Wedding – Bridal Portrait – Vera Wang Dagmar Dress – Mandarin Oriental New York – Fred Marcus Studio

 

Part 2: Gown & Personals

When we asked Marianna about saying yes to the dress, she told us, “I knew I wanted a classic Vera Wang sweetheart ball gown. I only tried on four dresses, and the last dress was the one I went with. I immediately fell in love with the classic design and long bridal train. I knew it was the perfect dress because I felt like a princess.” Not many brides-to-be have it this easy in the hunt for a wedding dress. But take just one look at Marianna wearing her breathtaking Dagmar gown by Vera Wang and you can tell that it was meant to be. She completed her bridal attire with a sweeping cathedral veil, also from Vera Wang’s Iconic Wedding Collection.
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January 11, 2018

Marianna & Peter: A Classic New York Affair at the Mandarin Oriental

We always look forward to the fresh start that comes with a new year! We’ve decided to take a new approach to presenting you with our weddings on our blog. Each month, we’ll feature a new Bride & Blossom bride, and take you through her wedding journey from start to finish over a series of posts. Our hope is that our dear readers will get to know our beautiful brides more and see what makes each Bride & Blossom wedding so special and unique from the next!

 

Marianna & Peter Wedding - Bride & Groom - Bouquet - Mandarin Oriental New York - Fred Marcus Studio

Marianna & Peter Wedding – Bride & Groom – Bouquet – Mandarin Oriental New York – Fred Marcus Studio


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August 17, 2016

6 Outside-the-Box Wedding Venues in NYC

One of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding is choosing a venue that really reflects you and your partner. Here in New York, your options could range from a luxury penthouse on Central Park to a rose garden in the Bronx with a flock of peacocks in attendance. You name it, New York can almost always make it happen. But it’s easy to limit your possibilities to the places you already know and love.  Today, we rounded up six NYC venues you may have never thought of as the perfect spot to say “I do”…

1) Museum of the Moving Image – Astoria, Queens

Sure, it might look a little off the beaten path, (though truly it’s minutes from Manhattan via the Queensboro Bridge) but the moment you walk in to the Museum of the Moving Image, you’re transported to a slick, sexy, futuristic wonderland.  Galleries remain open during private events, so your guests can tour the hundreds of interactive experiences, film artifacts, video games, and the uber-modern, all-white courtyard.  Plus, custom content designed by you and your partner can be projected on the walls throughout the space, or straight onto the big screen.
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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.

dideo photography, the new york botanical garden (12)

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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