May 9, 2019

Sara & Mitch: A Romantic Summer Fête At The Foundry

Sara & Mitch Wedding - Bride Groom - The Foundry - Craig Paulson Studio

Sara & Mitch Wedding – Bride Groom – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio

 

Even with the help of social apps, navigating the dating scene in New York City is daunting. Finding a match takes a lot of time and effort. But there are moments when someone, for some reason stands out from the rest. Just ask Sara and Mitch. “He had a lyric from one of my favorite bands on his Tinder bio,” Sara says. “I saw it and decided to say ‘Hello’ through the messenger feature.” Shared interests rank high on the list of qualities one seeks in a partner. With a similar taste in music, they were already off to a great start, even before having the first date.
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April 29, 2019

Ashley & Joe Celebrate With An Unforgettable White & Green Reception

Ashley & Joe Wedding - Centerpiece - Wave Hill - Heather Waraksa Photography

Ashley & Joe Wedding – Centerpiece – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography

 

From start to finish, a wedding at Wave Hill unfolds into a surprising experience at every turn. After making it official, Ashley and Joe joined guests for cocktail hour to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and kick off a first round of toasts. Then everyone headed to Wave Hill House to enjoy a beautiful and joyous evening of celebrations. Here, Featured Bride Ashley shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

 

Ashley & Joe Wedding - Appetizers - Wave Hill - Heather Waraksa Photography

Ashley & Joe Wedding – Appetizers – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography


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April 23, 2019

Ashley & Joe Say “I Do” In A Lush Garden Ceremony

Ashley & Joe Wedding - Ceremony - Wave Hill - Heather Waraksa Photography

Ashley & Joe Wedding – Ceremony – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography

 

An open garden wedding is hard to come by in New York City, but not entirely out of the realm of possibility. “Wave Hill was just perfect,” recalls Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Ashley. “The gardens, the views of the Hudson River, the history of the property… it was all just perfect and very representative of us.” Here, Ashley shares all the meaningful details about her picturesque outdoor ceremony.

Part 3: Ceremony

A breathtaking scene awaited guests as they took their seats for Ashley and Joe’s wedding. The ceremony was set to take place at the Pergola on the Great Lawn, which over looks the Hudson River. Though the afternoon was overcast, the atmospheric grey skies seemed to only highlight Wave Hill’s lush, natural setting.
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April 22, 2019

Bride & Blossom’s Top Picks From New York Spring Bridal 2020

Carolina Herrera - New York Spring Bridal 2020 - via vogue.com

Carolina Herrera – New York Spring Bridal 2020 – via vogue.com

 

With the height of wedding season just around the corner, our thoughts are obsessed with flowers and décor now more than ever. It would take something truly extraordinary to divert our attention from work. The New York Bridal Spring 2020 collections were unveiled last week and for a brief moment, all we could think about were the gorgeous looks that hit the runway and showrooms. Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, and Reem Acra captivated the eyes and imaginations with designs ranging from statement ball gowns to silky, body-skimming frocks to flowy, angelic creations. We were inspired and thought it would be fun to share our favorite bridal fashion for the upcoming season.
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April 16, 2019

Featured Bride Ashley On Her Beautiful Monique Lhuillier Dress

Ashley & Joe Wedding - Bride - Wave Hill - Heather Waraksa Photography

Ashley & Joe Wedding – Bride – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography

 

Ask anyone who has gone through it, wedding planning is full of surprises. Ashley had a clear idea of what she wanted to wear. But sometimes the dress chooses the bride. “My wedding dress was everything I never knew I wanted,” she says with a laugh. Here, Ashley shares the details about her Monique Lhuillier gown and personals.

Part 2: Saying Yes to the Dress

The first visit to a bridal boutique can be overwhelming. Pressure mounts in the search to find ‘the one’ amidst rack upon rack of gorgeous designs. Any anxiety Ashley was feeling on the way to her appointment at Monique Lhuillier was quickly put to rest the moment she stepped through the door. “My sales person, Frank, told me that this was a journey and we were going to go on it together. He couldn’t have been more right.” She started pulling dresses that met her criteria – long sleeve and completely fitted with all-over lace. The sparks just weren’t flying when she looked in the mirror though. Then one particular dress caught her eye. “It wasn’t lace, it wasn’t long sleeve, and it definitely wasn’t fitted. But there was something about it that stood out to me.” Ashley put on the dress and immediately knew it was ‘the one.’ “The reaction from my Mom, sister, and best friend helped seal the deal. I tried on a few more looks. But at the end of the day, it was this gorgeous and completely unexpected gown that stayed with me.”
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April 9, 2019

Ashley & Joe: A Timeless Garden Wedding At Wave Hill

Ashley & Joe Wedding - Bride Groom Bouquet - Wave Hill - Heather Waraksa Photography

Ashley & Joe Wedding – Bride Groom Bouquet – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography 

 

In an age when people are meeting through dating apps and social media, the beginning of Ashley and Joe’s love story maybe considered old-fashioned by some. “We met at work,” Ashley recalls. “I had recently joined the company and a co-worker introduced us in the hallway.” At that moment, a seed had been planted with the perfect conditions for them to get know each other and eventually fall in love.

We are excited to introduce Ashley, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for April. Ashley & Joe exchanged vows on a lovely day at Wave Hill. Here, she shares the first chapter in their Real BB Wedding story.
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