After months of planning and work, one of the most anticipated moments a bride faces on her wedding day is finally getting to see how the reception décor turned out. BB Featured Bride Lauren recalls when she first walked into the ballroom at Natirar Mansion. “Seeing the room for the first time, I was flooded with feelings of happiness and relief. The décor was far beyond anything I could have imagined.” Here, Lauren shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
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Claudio Marquez – Founder of Mod Society – photo by @manifest_it_collective
If music be the food of love, play on. – William Shakespeare
Much rides on the shoulders of a wedding band. After all the formalities of the marriage ceremony are said and done, the wedding band is responsible for playing the soundtrack that accompanies the newlywed’s once-in-a-lifetime celebration. This is where Claudio Marquez and Mod Society come in. Through music, Mod Society stimulates the emotions, mood, and energy that create memories people remember long after the last song is played.
Shortly after moving to New York City in 2009 to pursue his career, Claudio watched as fellow musicians picked up gigs (and made money!) playing at weddings. Interested yet unsure how to break into this type of work, he decided to form his own band. In its early days, Mod Society was just a trio that played while guests sipped cocktails waiting for the reception to begin. At present, Mod Society is an ever-evolving music collective known for keeping wedding dance floors jam packed well into the night. Read More
Sara & Mitch Wedding – Bride Bouquet – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio
When it comes to choosing wedding attire, most brides-to-be let personal style be their guide. After all, you want to look and feel like yourself, but with a bit more polish and shine around the edges. Here, Bride & Blossom featured bride Sara talks about her “say yes to the dress” moment, jewelry, and stepping out-of-the box with her shoes.
Part 2 Wedding Dress & Personals
“I knew that I wanted a big, princess type dress, but without any bling and sparkle,” says Sara. Her search led her to BHLDN where she found a breathtaking design meeting all her criteria. The silhouette featured a simple lace top, fitted waist, and diaphanous, layered tulle skirt. “I knew it was the perfect dress for me when I put it on and couldn’t stop smiling,” she remembers. Finishing her dreamy look with a fingertip length veil, also from BHLDN, and hair styled in loose, flowing curls, the bride had an air of having just stepped out of a fairytale. Read More
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. Read More
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 – 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. Read More