February 23, 2021

Cara & Vince Celebrate With A Magical Reception

Cara and Vince Wedding - High Centerpiece - Laura Huertas Photography

Cara and Vince Wedding – High Centerpiece – Laura Huertas Photography

 

Guests were buzzing after Cara and Vince’s exchanged vows. Not only had they just witnessed a beautiful ceremony, but their happy hour menu included a strongly caffeinated drink selection. “Vince is Italian and takes his coffee very seriously. He hired Top Hat Espresso to serve an array of coffee and gelato,” the bride says. “Everyone was really happy. It was a unique way to start the second part of our wedding.” Here, Cara shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

Reception, Centerpieces, and Entertainment

After enjoying cocktails and coffee, guests gathered into the reception space where they were greeted with a breathtaking scene. Trimmed with twinkling lights, the clear top tent gave way to the dark sky above, underscoring the enchanted atmosphere all around. The tablescape featured various centerpieces. Simple yet sophisticated, the first style was composed of white Phalaenopsis orchids illuminated by stemmed glass candles. “The orchid centerpieces were my favorite,” Cara remarks. “They made the tables pop with such elegance.” The second style was composed of an exquisite trio of cluster arrangements showcasing burgundy ascot and baccara roses and cream majolica spray roses. Cara, who is Irish and grew up Irish dancing, made the table signs, paying homage to her and Vincent’s family heritages. “Blending the two countries, the tables were named after our favorite places, some we have traveled to and some we hope to visit, in Ireland and Italy.”
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November 26, 2019

Lauren & Lou Celebrate with a Chic Cocktail Reception

Lauren & Lou Wedding - Communal Table Centerpiece - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Lauren & Lou Wedding – Communal Table Centerpiece – Natirar – Pat Furey Photography

 

After months of planning and work, one of the most anticipated moments a bride faces on her wedding day is finally getting to see how the reception décor turned out. BB Featured Bride Lauren recalls when she first walked into the ballroom at Natirar Mansion. “Seeing the room for the first time, I was flooded with feelings of happiness and relief. The décor was far beyond anything I could have imagined.” Here, Lauren shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

Part 4: Reception, Tablescape, & Ceiling Installation
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May 30, 2019

Sara & Mitch’s Summer Fun Reception

Sara & Mitch Wedding - Reception - The Foundry - Craig Paulson Studio

Sara & Mitch Wedding – Reception – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio

 

Guests gathered for cocktail hour to raise the first of many toasts to newlyweds Sara & Mitch. Then everyone headed to The Foundry’s courtyard for an unforgettable evening of revelry. Here, featured bride Sara shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

From the very start, there was a sense that Sara and Mitch intended their reception to be an occasion for everyone to cut-loose and have fun. Sara looks back and says, “There were so many details we included that meant a lot to us. Music was a big one. The music that Mitch and I and our wedding party walked into was symphony versions of pop-punk songs we love, but only a handful of people probably recognized.”
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April 2, 2019

Rashna & Sean Celebrate Saying “I Do” With A Magical, Jewel Tone Reception

Rashna & Sean Wedding - High Centerpiece - Bronx Zoo - Dideo Films Photography

Rashna & Sean Wedding – High Centerpiece – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography

 

One of main reasons Rashna & Sean chose to get married at the Bronx Zoo was because it offered new and exciting experiences through out the course of their wedding. After an unforgettable ceremony, guests gathered in the Madagascar Exhibition for the first of many toasts to the newlyweds. Then it was off to Schiff Hall for a night of celebration.

 

Rashna & Sean Wedding - Schiff Hall Lion Statue - Bronx Zoo - Dideo Films PhotographyRashna & Sean Wedding - Schiff Hall Lion Statue - Bronx Zoo - Dideo Films Photography

Rashna & Sean Wedding – Schiff Hall Lion Statue – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography

 

Part 4: Reception, Centerpieces, and Sweetheart Table
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December 30, 2018

Lorenza & Pete Celebrate Saying ‘I Do’ With A Festive Reception

After exchanging vows at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, newlyweds Lorenza and Pete jumped into a vintage Rolls Royce and were whisked away to their reception at the New York Botanical Garden. Here, featured bride Lorenza shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

 

Lorenza & Pete Wedding - Candelabras with Christmas Trees - NYBG - by the Hons

Lorenza & Pete Wedding – Candelabras with Christmas Trees – NYBG – by the Hons

 

Part 4: Reception, Card Table and Holiday Tablescape

“Since I was a little girl, I dreamed of waking up on my wedding day to snow,” recalls Lorenza. Sure enough, when she opened her eyes on December 9th, the season’s first snowfall was blanketing New York City. The magical outdoor setting was the perfect complement to her and Pete’s winter themed reception.
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November 5, 2018

Kristen & Joe Celebrate With A Beautiful, Fun-filled Reception

Kristen & Joe Wedding - High Centerpieces - Trumpets at the Gate - by Kim Mancuso

Kristen & Joe Wedding – High Centerpieces – Trumpets at the Gate – by Kim Mancuso

 

“We had the most laid-back, fun reception. The whole party danced the night away, from the flower girls to the grandparents!” Here, our featured bride Kristen shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

Part 4: Reception, Centerpieces, and Surprise Moments

After a joyous cocktail hour, guests made their way to the reception where they were greeted by a gorgeous welcome table arrangement of peonies, roses, ranunculus, snapdragons, and stock set in chic cylinder vases of various heights. Trumpets at the Gate’s dining room is marked by large, open windows and elegant chandeliers On this day, the space was awash in natural light, casting an airy, romantic atmosphere.
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