Cari and AnShih Wedding – Peony Garden Rose Quicksand Spray Rose Bridal Bouquet – Lotte New York Palace NYC – by Kelly Kollar Photography
The bridal bouquet can be traced back to ancient Rome when women carried or wore flower garlands, believing that the blooms represented new beginnings, fidelity, and fertility. Things have changed a bit since then. For the modern bride, the bouquet is her ultimate accessory. Flowers are chosen not only for their symbolic nature, but also for their color, texture, and shape, complementing personal style, taste, and the overall wedding day look. Once they find their perfect floral aesthetic, many of our brides have added deeper sentiment by incorporating a special element into the arrangement. From keepsake jewelry to photos of loved ones, here are inspiring ideas from the Real BB Weddings archives for adding a heartfelt and personal touch to your bridal bouquet. Read More
Yelena and Chris Wedding – Brides Shoes Jewelry – Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Sascha Reinking Photography
When Pantone named “Classic Blue” as its 2020 Color of the Year, we, admittedly, had mixed emotions. From a floral designer’s standpoint, the announcement presented quite a challenge as there are very few flowers that are naturally blue. At the same time, blue is a timeless, versatile, and emotionally charged color – qualities that make it a perfect fit for weddings. This notion is furthered when we consider what Pantone said in support of its choice.
Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold to a new era. Read More
One of the best things about working with brides is hearing about how they found their dream wedding dress and the personal touches that will go into making the big day extra meaningful. This week, our featured bride Madalyn shares the story behind finding her gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown!
Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding – Bride – Guastavino’s – by Joshua Zuckerman
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“I felt totally comfortable and like myself in my dress, which is exactly what I wanted for my wedding day,” says Madalyn. For many brides, finding the perfect wedding ensemble can be a daunting task. But the process came together effortlessly for this bride. “I found my dress at Carolina Herrera, and chose it because I thought the style was so classic and elegant,” she recalls. Read More
Dear Brides-to-Be, you are about to be handed a long list of wedding traditions, which you’ll be expected to take care of. And at the top is “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” The first three clauses of the bridal good luck rhyme are easy to nail – family and friends will be showering you with heirlooms and tokens once the engagement news breaks. But that last one, something blue, can be a little tricky. And what does it even mean exactly?
We did some digging and something blue stands for “purity, love, and fidelity,” principles you definitely want going in to your wedding day. For the bride in need of inspiration for her something blue, here are some of our favorite creative takes on the wedding tradition. Read More
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“Something old, something new, Something borrowed, something blue, And a silver sixpence in her shoe.”
We all know this little rhyme, listing what a bride’s to have with her on her wedding day to insure a long and prosperous marriage, but where did it come from? And why something blue?
The rhyme dates back to 19th century England, when each of these tokens symbolized something the bride’s friends and family wished upon her partnership. “Something old” insured the bride would never forget where she came from, “something new” for the times ahead, and “something borrowed” from a happily married friend or family member, in hopes her happiness would be passed over.