Allison and Josh Wedding – Brides Dress – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography
For those who have dreamed of their wedding since childhood, first thoughts about all the beauty and flourish they will incorporate to make the day extraordinary often center around what they will wear. “Growing up, the extent of my wedding fantasy started and ended with the dress,” BB Featured Bride Allison says. “The groom and everything else just seemed like minor details.” In addition to the preliminary years of conceptualizing, Allison arrived to her first appointment at Kleinfeld with “6 months of online shopping under my belt.” What happened next sounds more like a perfectly executed scene from a classic Hollywood movie starring Audrey Hepburn as the bride-to-be than real life. Here, Allison talks about her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and personals. Read More
Joye and Scott Wedding – Bridal Portrait Bouquet – Tribeca Rooftop – Rafal Ostrowski Photography
When asked to describe her style, BB Featured Bride Joye takes a moment and then answers, “Modern chic with a touch of romanticism.” Having a sense of what she wanted to wear at her wedding, Joye extended her research to designers she hadn’t heard of before. She came across Pallas Collective, a luxury label based in Australia. “I loved their designs,” the bride says, “But didn’t think they were available in the US. Soon after however, I found out they were having a trunk show in NYC and made an appointment.” Read More
Lianne and Justin Wedding – Brides Dress Detail – The Library Hotel – Liz Andolina Photography
Thumbing through the pages of wedding magazines, we are presented with the portrait of the perfect bride. Wearing an exclusive designer gown and glittering jewels, she shows off her luminous makeup and neatly coiffed hair. Expectations are now set, and the message is clear – this is the standard to which we all should aspire.
Don’t get us wrong, pinning, clipping, and saving images for inspiration is incredibly helpful while starting to envision what you’ll wear at your wedding. But if there is a day to express your truest self, it is the day you get married. We love nothing more than to see a woman take her personal style, and elevate it for the occasion. Trust us, these are the brides who everyone talks about long after she walks down the aisle. From the dress to accessories to flowers, here are ideas to make a statement with your wedding day look. Read More
Christina and Ben Wedding – Bridal Portrait Wedding Dress – University Club of New York – Christian Oth Studio
For most women, choosing their wedding dress is a daunting chore involving endless scrolls on Instagram and Pinterest, appointments, and fittings. Thankfully, BB Featured Bride Christina had a Disney heroine to guide her through the process. Having chosen a sophisticated ‘Beauty and the Beast’ theme for her big day, she wanted a look that captured the majesty and romance of her favorite fairytale. “I was ‘best friends’ with Belle when Ben and I met,” the bride recalls. “So I wanted my dress to allude to hers.” Here, Christina talks about her enchanted Eve of Milady ball gown and personals. Read More
Courtney and Nathan Wedding – Bridal Portrait – Tribeca 360 – Josh Wong Photography
BB Featured Bride Courtney thought she knew what she wanted to wear on her wedding day. But the ‘say yes to the dress’ moment can come as a complete surprise. The rules guiding your everyday style give way to emotion – this dress is meant to be special, even extraordinary. As the most important piece of clothing a woman will ever wear, it is a symbol of the love and beauty felt only when you get married. Here, Courtney shares all the details about finding her gorgeous Monique Lhuillier wedding gown. Read More
Cara and Vince Wedding – Bridal Portrait – Laura Huertas Photography
“I’ve always loved wedding dresses that most would describe as ‘old-fashioned,’” BB Featured Bride Cara says. “As a young girl, I was the one who marveled at a set of pearls rather than diamonds.” Even with her bridal style in clear view, Cara was surprised when she ultimately decided on what she was going to wear down the aisle – a breathtaking ball gown by Pronovias. Here, she shares her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and details about her bridal personals.
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
The original plan was for Cara, along with her closest and most trusted confidents, to make a trip to Manhattan for a fun-filled weekend of wedding dress shopping. With COVID-19 making traveling any distance difficult, she decided to stay local and browse the boutiques in the Philadelphia area. “My Mom, two sisters, niece, Grandma, best-friend, and mother-in-law were able to come with me, so the experience still felt very special,” she recalls. “We made a day of it, renting a limousine and enjoying a nice, relaxing lunch in between shopping.” Read More