April 4, 2022

Alexandra & Robert: Sunset Romance at The Stone Mill

Alexandra and Robert Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - New York Botanical Garden - A Day of Bliss

Alexandra and Robert Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – New York Botanical Garden – A Day of Bliss

Alexandra met Robert at a mutual friend’s birthday during the summer of 2009. “I instantly noticed his bright, green eyes,” she remembers. “They had energy and showed that he had a kind soul.” Keeping in touch over the next couple of months, Alexandra learned they had a lot in common. “He comes from a nice, close-knit family and grew up by the water.” When she left to study abroad in London and Robert travelled to see her, she realized that he was going to be someone very special in her life.
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March 7, 2022

Marisa & Josh: A Timeless White Floral + Greenery Affair at Gotham Hall

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Marisa and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings

Marisa and Josh began dating in high school. They decided to stay together after graduation, despite going away to different colleges. Marisa says, “We agreed that as long as our relationship makes sense to us, we will make it work. And Josh and I have been together ever since.” Being in a long-distance relationship helped the couple prepare for the challenges of planning a wedding during a global pandemic. She explains, “Of course postponing due to Covid-19 was heartbreaking because of the waiting and uncertainty. But at the same time, we had been together for ten years, so what was one more year in the grand scheme of everything?”
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February 1, 2022

Elana & Greg: The Art of Love at Angel Orensanz Foundation

Elana and Greg Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - Angel Orensanz Foundation - Dave Robbins Photography

Elana and Greg Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Angel Orensanz Foundation – Dave Robbins Photography

After connecting through the dating app, The League, Elana and Greg had their first date in May 2016 at La Esquina, the trendy Mexican restaurant in Nolita. Talking to mutual friends eased any nerves before their initial meeting. Elana remembers how easy that night felt for her. “Our quirky senses of humor helped us hit it off from the beginning. I was drawn to Greg’s dedication to his family, career ambition, and generosity. And he has a great smile.” As their relationship evolved and became more serious, she was the first to say, “I love you.” The feelings were mutual with Greg admitting, “I have been waiting to say those same words for a very long time.”
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December 7, 2021

Sammi & Steven: High Glamour at Tribeca Rooftop

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Sammi and Steven Wedding – Bride and Groom Walking Down the Aisle – Tribeca Rooftop – Danny Weiss Studio

Asked to describe her wedding style, Sammi unapologetically replied, “When I first met with Rachel (Bride & Blossom’s Founder), I described my aesthetic, in a nutshell, as being a little bit over-the-top.” Well, if there is a time to be GO BIG, it’s when you are getting married. From her gown to décor, Sammi’s personal style translated into a day that radiated high glamour from start to finish.

We are excited to introduce, Sammi, our BB Featured Bride for December. Sammi and Steven exchanged vows on a beautiful summer’s day at Tribeca Rooftop. Here, she shares the first chapter in their Real BB Wedding story.
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November 8, 2021

Allison & Josh: Romantic Elegance at New York Botanical Garden

Allison and Josh Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - New York Botanical Garden - Emma Cleary Photography

Allison and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography

In the age of dating apps, so many things need to be in sync for two people to hit it off on the first meeting. Past experiences and expectations are significant factors in this type of situation and both individuals may not be on the same page. Time, in some cases, however, works out the kinks of matchmaking. Allison recalls her first date with Josh. “We initially connected in 2017 on Hinge. We got drinks and the date went well enough that we both seemed open to seeing each other again.” They made plans for a second date at the Comedy Cellar only to have Josh cancel at the last minute. “Josh pretty much ghosted me for the next six months. I had just been on a great first date when he re-emerged. Something told me to give him another chance. It’s part of our story, though a part we kept from our families until it was revealed at our wedding,” she says with a laugh.
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July 27, 2021

5 New Restaurants In New York City Perfect For Your Bridal Shower Celebrations

Blume - Bridal Shower Venues - photo by Theodore Samuels Studio

Blume – Bridal Shower Venues – photo by Theodore Samuels Studio

Starting to navigate the waters of being social again, we look forward to parties with excitement and gratitude. And for a bride-to-be, finally being able to celebrate her upcoming marriage with her closest friends is not only fun, but also relieves the stress of wedding planning (which most likely involved the added headache of rescheduled dates and modified visions). Thus, the tradition of throwing a bridal shower is more important now than ever.

Just about every sector of the New York City business community has been impacted by Covid-19. Perhaps no industry suffered more than hospitality. We have watched with broken hearts as doors closed to both iconic NYC establishments as well as our favorite neighborhood spots to grab a bite. Yet, in the face of all this loss, a handful of restaurants somehow managed to launch and operate during the pandemic.
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