June 5, 2019

Statement Wedding Boutonnieres The Guys Will Love Too

Tiffany & Allen Wedding – Boutonniere – MyMoon – CLY by Chung

 

The history of the boutonniere goes back to the medieval period when knights going to battle would wear a flower or scarf given to them by a female admirer. Today, the wedding boutonniere symbolizes the groom and groomsmen’s bond with the bride and her bridal party. The one-time subtle accessory has become a way for the guys in your wedding to show off their style while complementing the floral theme you spent months putting together. Simply put, statement boutonnieres are having a moment and we couldn’t be more excited. From exotic blooms to feathers to rich greenery, here are fifteen fresh ideas for decorating the lapel.
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May 30, 2019

Sara & Mitch’s Summer Fun Reception

Sara & Mitch Wedding – Reception – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio

 

Guests gathered for cocktail hour to raise the first of many toasts to newlyweds Sara & Mitch. Then everyone headed to The Foundry’s courtyard for an unforgettable evening of revelry. Here, featured bride Sara shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

From the very start, there was a sense that Sara and Mitch intended their reception to be an occasion for everyone to cut-loose and have fun. Sara looks back and says, “There were so many details we included that meant a lot to us. Music was a big one. The music that Mitch and I and our wedding party walked into was symphony versions of pop-punk songs we love, but only a handful of people probably recognized.”
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May 22, 2019

Sara & Mitch Exchange Vows Under A Beautiful Chuppah

Sara & Mitch Wedding – Ceremony Atmosphere – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio

 

Part 3: Ceremony & Chuppah

Anticipation grew as guests took their seats to witness Sara and Mitch’s nuptials. In just moments, the couple would meet under beautiful, floral adorned chuppah. Sara describes how The Foundry’s industrial aesthetic helped guide the backdrop’s design. “I wanted to juxtapose hard and soft elements with the chuppah by pairing a sturdy foundation with romantic flowers and lots of greenery.” Her vision translated into a dark wood structure embellished with a lush mixture of roses, dahlias, nigellas, Queen Anne’s lace, and wax flowers in shades of blush, red, and white. Seeded eucalyptus, salal greenery and ruscus added a natural touch to the display.
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May 3, 2019

Interview With Elianna Phelps, Founder Of Aureate Florals

Elianna Phelps – Founder of Aureate Florals

 

Some of you know Elianna Phelps from her work at Bride & Blossom as Director of Operations. Much has changed for Elianna in the last year, personally and professionally. She became the mother of two and launched her own business, Aureate Florals – a custom floral design company specializing in corporate and private events. Taking such a leap when so much is going on in life takes passion, drive, and experience. Elianna seized the opportunity and we couldn’t be more excited for her.

Always looking for creative female entrepreneurs on the rise, we couldn’t think of a better person than Elianna to interview for our Women Paving the Aisle series. Here she talks about her visual arts background, passion for flowers, creative inspirations and favorite celebrity weddings of all time.
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April 9, 2019

Ashley & Joe: A Timeless Garden Wedding At Wave Hill

Ashley & Joe Wedding – Bride Groom Bouquet – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography 

 

In an age when people are meeting through dating apps and social media, the beginning of Ashley and Joe’s love story maybe considered old-fashioned by some. “We met at work,” Ashley recalls. “I had recently joined the company and a co-worker introduced us in the hallway.” At that moment, a seed had been planted with the perfect conditions for them to get know each other and eventually fall in love.

We are excited to introduce Ashley, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for April. Ashley & Joe exchanged vows on a lovely day at Wave Hill. Here, she shares the first chapter in their Real BB Wedding story.
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March 21, 2019

7 Alternatives To The Bouquet Toss: How Brides Are Breaking Tradition

Dara & Jared Wedding – Bouquet – Greenwich Hyatt by Brian Hatton

 

Have you ever wondered where the tradition of tossing the bouquet actually originated? The reason is not as lovely as one might think. It started hundreds of years ago when touching the bride was believed to bring good luck. Can you imagine how uncomfortable and invasive that must have felt?! Unruly guests would go to such lengths as to rip off pieces of her dress! As a distractive way to appease the crowd, the bride would toss her bouquet and then make a quick getaway. Over time, the distraction evolved into a gesture in which the bride passes good luck to one single lady.
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