November 17, 2020

Nailah & Hasan’s Intimate Muslim Ceremony

Nailah and Hasan Wedding - Bride and Groom Bouquet - Liberty Warehouse - Jenna Cavanaugh Photography

Nailah and Hasan Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – Liberty Warehouse – Jenna Cavanaugh Photography

Guests gathered under an open tent on the Liberty Warehouse’s promenade with a collective feeling that what they were about to experience would be extraordinary for many reasons. They were not only about to witness two people that they care about get married, but do so under the most extreme of circumstances brought on by Covid-19. Nailah expresses the elation she still feels when thinking about how everything worked out in the end. “We are incredibly grateful for being able to have closest friends and family join us in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. There were so many moments when it seemed so far out of reach… something that we never imagined would be possible.” Here, she talks about her and Hasan’s intimate Muslim ceremony.
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January 26, 2020

The Harlow Stand: Elevating Wedding Table Decor

Randi & Bryan Wedding - High Centerpiece - Gurneys Montauk - JoVon Photography

Randi & Bryan Wedding – High Centerpiece – Gurneys Montauk – JoVon Photography

 

There are many reasons for wanting lofty table décor – it commands the eye while creating an alluring reception atmosphere. From a practical standpoint, a high centerpiece allows for more space below to accommodate the ever-flowing drinks and cuisine. One major trend we saw in our 2019 Real BB Weddings was the harlow stand. Taking the place of a tall vase, the harlow stand is 4-post metal structure used to display flowers. It is available in various heights and colors such as gold, silver, bronze, and black.
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December 23, 2019

Nicole & Matt Exchange Vows in An Intimately Romantic Ceremony

Nicole & Matt Wedding - First Kiss - Houston Hall - Jaylim Studio

Nicole & Matt Wedding – First Kiss – Houston Hall – Jaylim Studio

 

It’s an incredible thing to witness two people you care about get married. Imagine what it’s like to have this experience as one year gives way to another when feelings of love, joy, and excitement for new beginnings are at their peak. Here, BB Featured Bride Nicole talks about her and Matt’s heartfelt New Year’s Eve ceremony shared with family and friends.

Part 3: Ceremony and Flower Arch

Houston Hall’s warm and inviting atmosphere takes on an undeniable allure during winter. Nicole recalls falling for its charm and says, “Matt and I liked that the venue felt rustic and casual, yet it was a something we could dress up a little and instill our unique style.” Arriving for the couple’s end-of-2018 wedding, guests were happy to take shelter from the unseasonable rain, grab a drink, and settle in for an unforgettable night.
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October 24, 2019

Melanie & Nick Celebrate With a Dance-Til-You-Drop Reception

Melanie & Nick Wedding - Bride and Groom First Dance - Suffolk Theater - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – Bride and Groom First Dance – Suffolk Theater – Sean Gallery Photography

 

After the ceremony, everyone was ready for a Hollywood rated celebration which began with cocktail hour – signature drinks were named after the newlywed’s favorite film quotes. Melanie looks back and says, “We wanted to capture the opulence of the roaring 20s.” As important as the flowers, the music helped to set a mood of stylish free-spiritedness for the evening. Here, Melanie shares the final chapter in her and Nick’s Real BB Wedding Story.

Part 4: Reception, Centerpieces, and Sweetheart Table

Custom designed escort cards that looked like vintage movie tickets, which were created by the maid of honor, directed guests to their seats. Along with numbers, tables were marked with signs featuring Melanie and Nick’s favorite movies such as Indiana Jones, The Princess Bride, and The Incredibles. “We also painted the ‘movie poster’ frames. They were originally white $1 plastic frames from IKEA,” Melanie says with a laugh. Each place setting was topped with pins, also made by the bride, with designs inspired by the movie table marker.
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October 18, 2019

Melanie & Nick Take Center Stage To Say “I Do”

Melanie & Nick Wedding - Ceremony -Suffolk Theater - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – Ceremony -Suffolk Theater – Sean Gallery Photography

 

After walking the red carpet, guests entered the lobby of The Suffolk Theater for Melanie and Nick’s wedding. A festive mood filled the air (literally) – a floating canopy of balloons trimmed with florals and ribbon hung overhead. While the movie theme was apparent, the couple kept the rest of their wedding details under wraps. Melanie reveals, “One of the surprises was that we made our own escort cards to look like tickets. The theater has an original ticket booth from the 1930s. Nick’s friend, who is an actor, stood in the booth handing out tickets and ushering everyone into the theater.” Here, she talks about sharing the spotlight with Nick to say “I Do” in front of family and friends.
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September 24, 2019

Yani & Divinity’s Magical, Fun-Filled Reception

Yani & Divinity Wedding - First Dance - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – First Dance – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

By the time the rings were exchanged, it was clear to everyone that Yani and Divinity had put together the ultimate mixed tape of love songs for their ceremony. Yani looks back and says, “Finally, after the kiss, we exited into cocktail hour to ‘Is This Love’ by Bob Marley!” Here, she shares the final chapter in their Real BB Wedding Story.

Part 4: Card Table, Centerpieces, & Hanging Floral Dance Floor Installation

We always tell our couples not to overlook the card table – it’s the first thing guests see heading into the reception and helps set the tone for the rest of the wedding. Yani and Divinity completely ran with the idea in welcoming their family and friends. The traditional décor fixture took shape in a jaw-dropping tree made of wisteria and birch branches adorned with roses, ranunculus, camellia greenery, and moss. “We had heart-shaped origami place cards, inspired by our connection to Japan, suspended from the branches waiting for our guests,” Yani says.
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