October 24, 2019

Melanie & Nick Celebrate With a Dance-Til-You-Drop Reception

Melanie & Nick Wedding - Bride and Groom First Dance - Suffolk Theater - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – Bride and Groom First Dance – Suffolk Theater – Sean Gallery Photography

 

After the ceremony, everyone was ready for a Hollywood rated celebration which began with cocktail hour – signature drinks were named after the newlywed’s favorite film quotes. Melanie looks back and says, “We wanted to capture the opulence of the roaring 20s.” As important as the flowers, the music helped to set a mood of stylish free-spiritedness for the evening. Here, Melanie shares the final chapter in her and Nick’s Real BB Wedding Story.

Part 4: Reception, Centerpieces, and Sweetheart Table

Custom designed escort cards that looked like vintage movie tickets, which were created by the maid of honor, directed guests to their seats. Along with numbers, tables were marked with signs featuring Melanie and Nick’s favorite movies such as Indiana Jones, The Princess Bride, and The Incredibles. “We also painted the ‘movie poster’ frames. They were originally white $1 plastic frames from IKEA,” Melanie says with a laugh. Each place setting was topped with pins, also made by the bride, with designs inspired by the movie table marker.
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August 27, 2019

Heather & Amos’ Enchanted Garden Reception

Heather & Amos Wedding - High Centerpiece - William Vale - Jovon Photography

Heather & Amos Wedding – High Centerpiece – William Vale – Jovon Photography

 

“There was a lot that went into making our day special. The morning of our wedding, we decided to simply accept everything as it was. Standing in the same spot later that evening, we looked each other and said, ‘We did it.’” Here, featured bride Heather shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding Story.

After the rooftop­ ceremony, guests gathered for cocktail hour to raise the first of many toasts honoring the newlyweds. Then it was off to the Vale Ballroom where a magnificent scene awaited them. “We knew that we wanted a transformation between the ceremony and the reception,” the bride says. “Our all-white ceremony was followed by the most colorful reception. We loved that everyone was like, ‘What did I just walk into?’ They were so surprised!”
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April 29, 2019

Ashley & Joe Celebrate With An Unforgettable White & Green Reception

Ashley & Joe Wedding - Centerpiece - Wave Hill - Heather Waraksa Photography

Ashley & Joe Wedding – Centerpiece – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography

 

From start to finish, a wedding at Wave Hill unfolds into a surprising experience at every turn. After making it official, Ashley and Joe joined guests for cocktail hour to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and kick off a first round of toasts. Then everyone headed to Wave Hill House to enjoy a beautiful and joyous evening of celebrations. Here, Featured Bride Ashley shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

 

Ashley & Joe Wedding - Appetizers - Wave Hill - Heather Waraksa Photography

Ashley & Joe Wedding – Appetizers – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography


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February 28, 2018

Aerin & Steven Celebrate With An Elegant Reception at 26 Bridge

After Aerin & Steven exchanged vows, they led guests down to 26 Bridge for an evening of festivities. The atmosphere expressed the couple’s understated style featuring natural floral décor with a mix of modern and vintage touches. In today’s post, we share the final chapter in their wedding story.

 

Aerin and Steven Wedding - High Centerpieces and Garlands - 26 Bridge Brooklyn - Photography by Susan Shek

Aerin and Steven Wedding – High Centerpieces and Garlands – 26 Bridge Brooklyn – Photography by Susan Shek

 

Part 4: Reception Décor, Tablescape, & Vintage Accents

When it comes to décor, few reception venues offer the creative freedom that 26 Bridge does. What makes this renovated metal factory so unique is that it blends New York’s industrial heritage with a modern chic feel. Aerin remembers, “Steven and I fell in love with 26 Bridge immediately. With its spacious, open room, we knew that we could create anything we wanted.”
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February 20, 2018

Beautiful Ideas With Delphinium Wedding Flowers

We’re not surprised that the delphinium has emerged as a favorite wedding bloom with our brides this season. Also known as the line flower and ‘larkspur’, the delphinium has a long stock covered with tiny blossoms making it the perfect accent for a centerpiece or bouquet. As one of the few true blue flowers in nature, it grows in a spectrum of blue shades ranging from pale and whispery to dark and intense.

 

Sunita & Daren Wedding - Delphinium Ceremony Arch - Gotham Hall NYC - Kirra Cheers Photography

Sunita & Daren Wedding – Delphinium Ceremony Arch – Gotham Hall NYC – Kirra Cheers Photography

 

The flower’s name originates from the Greek word “delphis” meaning dolphin. This description refers to its closed flower buds, which resemble a dolphin’s nose. In the language of flowers, the delphinium symbolizes an open heart, overall positivity, and fun and cheerfulness. Essentially, every quality you want on hand as you start a new life with the one you love most!
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