June 8, 2021

Flower By Flower: Real BB Wedding Bouquet Recipes

Stephanie & Rob Wedding - Bridesmaids Bouquets - Carousel Lighthouse Point - Sarma & Co.

Stephanie & Rob Wedding – Bridesmaids Bouquets – Carousel Lighthouse Point – Sarma & Co.

When we first meet with our brides to discuss the design of their dream bouquet, they usually have one or two ‘go-to’ flowers in mind such as the garden rose, peony, or ranunculus. This is a great starting point, but rarely does a bouquet contain just one or two flowers. Rather, the colors, texture, and dimension that define a bouquet’s unique beauty are the result of major and secondary blooms in combination with fillers and greenery.

To help our readers better understand all the pretty details that go into assembling the perfect hand-held arrangement, we are sharing the floral recipes from our most ‘liked’ Real BB Wedding bouquets.
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February 16, 2021

Cara & Vince Exchange Vows in an Intimate, Heartfelt Ceremony

Cara and Vincent Wedding - First Kiss - Laura Huertas Photography

Cara and Vincent Wedding – First Kiss – Laura Huertas Photography

 

If anything, planning a wedding during a global pandemic gives leeway for a couple to make out-of-the-box choices. As COVID-19 forced Cara and Vince to reconsider their original vision, they found themselves putting together a day full of personal touches. “We wanted a more nontraditional ceremony,” the bride says. They even opted not to have a standard wedding party. “At the end, we wanted everything to feel very intimate with just us standing at the arch.” Here, Cara talks about exchanging heartfelt vows in front of their closest friends and family.
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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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