April 4, 2022

Alexandra & Robert: Sunset Romance at The Stone Mill

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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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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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October 5, 2021

Joye & Scott: Bohemian Romance at Tribeca Rooftop

Joye and Scott Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - Tribeca Rooftop - Rafal Ostrowski Photography

Joye and Scott Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Tribeca Rooftop – Rafal Ostrowski Photography

Joye and Scott ran in the same circle of friends during college, but they didn’t start dating until after graduation. “I finally caved and let him take me out,” Joye says with a laugh. They clicked immediately and soon realized their connection went far deeper than anything they had experienced during those casual get-togethers at school. “I can honestly say that I wanted Scott in my life for the long-haul from the beginning. He really wasn’t the type to be in a steady relationship. In fact, I was his first serious girlfriend, so I knew that he had the same feelings.”
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August 31, 2021

Christina & Ben: A New York City Fairytale At The University Club

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Christina and Ben Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – University Club of New York – Christian Oth Studio

 

Many of us can attest that our first impressions of romance came from the fantastical animated films by Disney. But very few can say that Disney played a direct role in finding their true love. Christina and Ben both have acting backgrounds and met while working as performers for Disney Cruise Lines. Getting into character day in, day out in such close quarters, close bonds with colleagues inevitably form. Christina looks back at that exciting time when their relationship was transitioning from a working friendship to something more and fondly says, “I guess you can truly say, ‘it all started with a mouse.’”
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