March 23, 2017

Spring Wedding Venues in New York City

All winter we wait and wait for the day to hear the longing sounds of birds chirping, to see flowers budding through the soil, and to feel the sun through our windows. Spring is finally here! The grass is green, the trees are blooming and it’s time to put our snow boots away for good. There are so many qualities of spring that we fall in love with. March, April and May are heartwarming months to take advantage of the colorful foliage and natural beauty around us. As a soon-to-be-bride, choosing to get married in the spring is an exciting time that offers you many great options when it comes to your bridal gown, bridesmaids dresses, wedding flowers and your venue. Being from the greatest city in the world, we know that the concrete jungle may not always offer venues that have organic nature roots, but from Bride and Blossom to all of our brides, we have a few hidden gems that are perfect springtime wedding venues in NYC.
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November 22, 2016

The Best Blooms for Winter Weddings

Alexandra & Jason / Tribeca Rooftop / Natural Expressions Photography

Alexandra & Jason / Tribeca Rooftop / Natural Expressions Photography

 

When we think of winter wedding flowers, we often jump to an all-white color scheme, while in fact there is a wide range of flowers in many colors available in winter to suit any floral design vision.  Amaryllis, Anemones, Orchids, Hydrangeas, and Peonies are some of the most popular winter blooms, as well as many varieties of Roses.

Even if you’re committed to an all-white winter wedding, mixing and matching shades of white can make for a stunning array of tones, textures and shapes, from antique ivories to soft creams to classic white-as-snow.  Silvery accents of Dusty Miller or Silver Brunia make for beautiful finishes for a monochrome winter wonderland look.
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August 24, 2016

Something Blue

Happy Couple / Andrea & John / The Liberty Warehouse / Popography

Happy Couple / Andrea & John / The Liberty Warehouse / Popography

 

“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.

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June 20, 2016

Melanie and Graig – Sophisticated Simplicity at Tribeca Rooftop

Melanie and Graig first met in October 2005, as they were leaving the bar PS450 in Kips Bay. Melanie gave Graig her business card before scurrying into a cab home with her friends.  They exchanged only occasional emails over the next ten years, even after discovering a mutual friend (a friend of Melanie’s and also Graig’s sister) suggested to them separately that they go out on a date – they never listened.  Finally, Graig’s sister approached Melanie at the friend’s wedding, exclaiming, Can you just go out with my brother already? to which Melanie replied with, Go tell him I say hi!  So at last, a decade after making one another’s acquaintance, Greg got Melanie’s number and asked her out on a date!  After that it was as if they had known each other forever…or 10 years!
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May 17, 2016

A Colorful Statement

Get inspired by the bright summer sun by giving your wedding ceremony a colorful twist! At Bride & Blossom, we welcome the opportunity to play with color, especially in designing our ceremony chuppahs and arches. We enjoy thinking outside the box to create unique works of art that represent our couples. Whether flowers create an ombré effect or a “pop” of color, your ceremony will be sure to impress your guests and create the perfect backdrop for your special day.

tribeca rooftop ombre chuppah

Our lovely bride at Tribeca Rooftop was ecstatic to see her purple ombré vision come to life for her outdoor ceremony in August. Nicole married her best friend Mark under a canopy of vibrant purples and lush creams. We used varying shades of roses, carnations, and hydrangea to create this beautiful color palette.
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October 14, 2015

Ombré Floral Chuppah at Tribeca Rooftop Wedding

Tribeca Rooftop Shlomo Cohen Wedding-25

Tribeca Rooftop Shlomo Cohen Wedding-22

We created one of our most unique floral chuppahs ever, for Nicole and Mark’s romantic wedding at Tribeca Rooftop. For the traditional Jewish ceremony, bride Nicole wanted a chuppah that felt both classic and contemporary. And she definitely wanted lots of purple flowers!

Weightless, white chiffon cascaded down each of the chuppah’s four posts. We adorned the structure’s front with an ombré lush roses, hydrangea and carnations, in deep purple, fading into lavender and finishing with white. Ombré florals should have a painterly quality, which we were able to achieve by selecting beautifully-hued Ocean Song and Cool Water roses. 

Nicole carried a rounded bouquet in gorgeous shades of beautiful white and lavender with pops of green: ivory roses,, white mini-calla lilies, light purple Sweet Pea, lavender Ocean Song Roses, seeded eucalyptus and velvety Dusty Miller.
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