March 16, 2016

We Love: Natural Expressions Photography

Who are two of the most important people on your wedding day? The bride and groom, best man and maid-of-honor, and last but certainly not least, your florist and your photographer. Because we here at Bride and Blossom spend months making sure that every last detail of your wedding decor is perfect, and your photographer’s job is to capture that perfection, we naturally form close relationships with the photographers we work with.

Natural Expressions  is one of our favorites. They work closely with each bride to create a customized plan that highlights the natural beauty of your love story while using the sleek conventions of fashionable photojournalism to make sure that you remember your wedding day for decades to come. A winner of multiple Wedding Wire awards, Natural Expressions not only takes the traditional wedding photos, but they also offer a variety of photobooth options, ranging from social media kiosks to vintage photo booths, which are always a crowd pleaser!
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September 22, 2015

Astonishing Wedding & Flower Videos

Whether you’re planning your wedding, building an empire, or just working your way through an endless to-do list, remember to look up, take a breath, and notice the beauty and magic all around us. Here are a few videos that inspired and astonished us this week.

First, breathtaking views of opulent Oheka Castle, one of our favorite Long Island wedding venues, by Aerial New York.


 

Here’s the wedding video everyone’s talking about – this groom levitates! Watch Jillian Sipkins and Justin Willman’s first dance, appropriately performed to “I Put a Spell On You,” and prepare to be awed.  Here’s the full version. Can someone please explain to me how he does it?
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Categories: Blog, Floral Arrangements and Decor Advice

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May 6, 2015

Wedding Photographer Ryan Brenizer and the Brenizer Method

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When Ryan Brenizer photographed a wedding we did at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, we were struck by the artistry of his work. His talent for catching breathtaking, candid moments is obvious and his dynamic compositions capture both motion and emotion. American Photo magazine named Brenizer as one of the Top Ten Wedding Photographers.

Brenizer accomplishes his unique style by taking shallow depth-of-field images with a fast telephoto lens. He describes this look as “bokeh panoramas.” It’s come to be known as the Brenizer Method, and is now sought and used by phoptographers all over the world. If you would like to learn more and maybe give it a try yourself, Brenizer did a Reddit AMA (“ask me anything”). He offers great advice for budding wedding professionals:
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