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.” Read More
Rashna & Sean Wedding – Bride and Groom Ceremony – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography
The Indian wedding ceremony is marked by numerous customs and elements with the mandap being the focus. Featured bride Rashna says, “The ceremony is where my culture was really put on display.” She took full advantage of the Bronx Zoo’s unique architectural features to create a captivating atmosphere that expressed her and Sean’s modern sentiment for tradition.
Part 3: Ceremony & Mandap
A remarkable scene awaited guests as they gathered into the Keith W. Johnson Zoo Center. While the building is used for scientific study and exhibition, it has a dramatic and spiritual feel. Rashna remarks, “The space is so beautiful and features a soaring dome with arches and niches. It really added an amazing affect to everything.” Read More
Rashna & Sean Wedding – Bride & Groom – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography
One of the best parts of our job is seeing a wedding become a marriage of different cultures. Special rituals, customs, and traditions bond two people together in a way that happens once in a lifetime. With this idea in mind, we are excited to introduce Rashna, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for March. “The Indian culture is beautiful and something that I think more people should be exposed to,” says Rashna. “What better way to celebrate my culture that at my wedding?” She and Sean exchanged vows on a beautiful day at the Bronx Zoo. Here, Rashna shares the first part of their love story. Read More
Hilary & Brad Wedding – Bride and Groom – Plaza Hotel – Hechler Photographers
February is the month of love. We’re not just saying this because every drug store in New York City is heavily stocked with Valentine’s Day chocolates right now. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that the harsh post-holiday reality of January has finally settled and we are starting see things clearer, with our hearts and minds. Or maybe the cold weather has us searching for comfort and good company. There’s just something about this time of year that feels romantic and warm.
We were thinking about how February has come to symbolize amorous emotions when choosing this month’s Bride & Blossom Featured Bride, Hilary. She and Brad said “I Do” in a glamorous pink and white wedding at the Plaza Hotel. Here, Hilary shares the first part of their love story. Read More
Tracey & Vitto Wedding – Centerpieces – Frankies 457 – by Le Loups
Congratulations on your recent engagement! There’s no better way to share the wonderful news than with a party surrounded by those you care about most. Choosing where to have it will depend on you and fiancé’s style and personality. From world-renowned fine dining establishments to hidden neighborhood gems, New York City is home to numerous restaurants perfect for all types of celebrations. Here are 5 engagement party venues to commemorate this exciting time in a couple’s life.
New Year, New You. Right? High on the list of goals for 2019 is taking care of the many things that you’ve been putting off. This is especially true if your wedding date is drawing near. You spent most of 2018 making the big decisions such as venue, dress, and caterer. Now it’s time to take care of the final details like wedding favors.
Ashley Joe Wedding – Black & White Cookie Favors – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography
Wedding favors tend to be an afterthought for many couples. They shouldn’t be though, because wedding favors are the one tangible item that guests will have from your big day. Remember, many are rearranging schedules and spending money on travel to be there. So a thoughtful gift that shows your appreciation that they attended is a must. To help you find the perfect token of thanks, we rounded up amazing wedding favor ideas that your guests will love (and love to eat). And since we’re all about supporting local businesses at Bride & Blossom, we focused on unique, handmade gifts produced right here in New York City! Read More