August 15, 2016

Rachel + Matt: Spectacular Splendor at Cipriani 42

Every Sunday, Rachel and her friends would gather to watch The Amazing Race and draft fantasy teams. One night, Rachel’s friend Becky suggested she go out with a friend of hers from middle school, Matt.  After checking out some pictures on Facebook, Rachel gave the thumbs up!

 

Matt and Rachel began texting nonstop.  Matt was traveling for work at the time and was impressed that Rachel knew Bloomington, IL.  They texted and talked on the phone throughout the week before their first date Friday night at Bistro 61.

 

Dancefloor / Rachel & Matt / Cipriani / Brett Matthews Photography

Dancefloor / Rachel & Matt / Cipriani 42 / Brett Matthews Photography

 

On Memorial Day weekend, Matt was off from work on Friday. He told Rachel he would go shopping and prepare a nice dinner for the two of them that evening, but when Rachel walked in the door to their shared apartment, there were candles and roses everywhere, and a pathway leading to Matt.  Matt proposed, she said yes, and they gathered for a surprise dinner with both of their families at Daniel.  Rachel thought they had plans to go look at rings that holiday weekend, so she was shocked!
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April 6, 2016

Rustic Floral Arches

Nothing says romance like a naturalistic arch custom-built for your wedding vows. From simple structures of branches and greenery to colorful compositions dripping with roses, there is no end to the creative combinations you and your floral designer can come up with.

These work well both indoors and outdoors, so don’t worry too much about whether or not they’re “in season.” A good florist can make the magic happen regardless of when or where your wedding will take place. Here are some of our favorite rustic arches and structures from the Bride & Blossom archives!

 

 

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April 4, 2016

Bouquet Recipe: Orchids & Roses

Jasmine Hsu Photo_Gotham Hall Bouquet Recipe

 

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 16, 2016

We Love: Natural Expressions Photography

Who are two of the most important people on your wedding day? The bride and groom, best man and maid-of-honor, and last but certainly not least, your florist and your photographer. Because we here at Bride and Blossom spend months making sure that every last detail of your wedding decor is perfect, and your photographer’s job is to capture that perfection, we naturally form close relationships with the photographers we work with.

Natural Expressions  is one of our favorites. They work closely with each bride to create a customized plan that highlights the natural beauty of your love story while using the sleek conventions of fashionable photojournalism to make sure that you remember your wedding day for decades to come. A winner of multiple Wedding Wire awards, Natural Expressions not only takes the traditional wedding photos, but they also offer a variety of photobooth options, ranging from social media kiosks to vintage photo booths, which are always a crowd pleaser!
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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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February 17, 2016

5 Outdoor Weddings Tips & Tricks

Outdoor weddings can be a beautiful and unique setting for your special day, but these celebrations are not without their challenges — especially for flowers, which are sensitive to the elements. Read on for five tried and tested tips and tricks from the Bride and Blossom team to make your outdoor wedding a breeze.

#1 – While almost any flower *can* be used in an outdoor setting, it’s a good idea to steer clear of small, delicate flowers like ranunculus, sweet pea, and anemones for outdoor structures.

Tribeca Rooftop Shlomo Cohen Wedding-22

Venue: Tribeca Rooftop
Photography: Shlomo Cohen Photography

For more on this wedding: Ombré Floral Chuppah at Tribeca Rooftop Wedding

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