The perfect venue, gorgeous flowers, delicious food, a show-stopping cake – these are the elements that make a wedding beautiful and luxurious. But the most unforgettable weddings are those in which the couple’s personality and style shine through. We’ve seen couples be really creative and fun, using decor and accessories to express their love story, interests, and sense of humor. Looking for ways to add a personal touch to your wedding festivities? We’ve got you covered. Here are ten inspiring ideas taken right from our Real BB Wedding archives.
Melanie & Nick Wedding – Ceremony Program – Suffolk Theather – Sean Gallery Photography
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
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. Read More
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. Read More
Claire & James Wedding – Bride Groom – Capitale – by Susan Shek
The scene in Capitale’s Grand Ballroom looked like a luxurious party from the Gilded Age of New York. But the excited mood was very of the moment and the event about to unfold was all about celebrating a modern day love. Here, our featured bride Claire shares the final chapter of her Real BB wedding story.
Part 4: Reception, Décor, and Special Moments
After taking their seats, guests waited for the newlyweds to make their party arrival through the venue’s downstairs doors. But Claire and James had bigger plans. She recalls, “No one expected us to make an entrance from the balcony catwalk! It was perfect. ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ by Stevie Wonder played as we walked down the spiral staircase and met all of our family and wedding party on the dance floor. We all immediately started dancing!” And with that, the tone was set for the rest of the night. Read More
After being together for ten years, Ashley and Tiffany were ready to kick off married life with some serious celebrating. In today’s post we share the final chapter in the couple’s Real B&B Wedding story.
Ashley & Tiffany Wedding – Reception – Green Building Brooklyn – by Amber Gress
Part 4: Reception & Centerpieces
Ashley and Tiffany’s heartfelt ceremony was followed by an ultra-stylish reception. “Since the floral chandelier was high impact with lots of volume and texture, I wanted table décor to be clean and simple,” says Ashley. The tablescape featured mix and match arrangements that included petite centerpieces of lush roses, café au lait dahlias, hydrangeas, and Phalaenopsis orchids set in rectangular vases. Also on display were geometric glass terrariums, provided by the bride and filled with a layer of white sand and blush hued blossoms. Glowing votive candles brought intimate warmth to the presentation. “The play between lavish and minimalist décor elements created an atmosphere that was balanced, yet still very interesting,” said the bride. Read More
Jean & Bryan Wedding – Bride & Groom – Bronx Post Office by Karen Wise
After Jean and Bryan exchanged vows, guests gathered in the iconic lobby of the Bronx Post Office for cocktail hour. Everyone enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres amidst the backdrop of the famous murals by artist Ben Shaun. Once the newlyweds made their happy entrance, celebrations really got underway.
Part 4: Reception, Heat Table, and Centerpieces
As everyone entered the reception area, an atmospheric evening light had just started filtering through the venue to beautiful effect. Jean and Bryan along with thirty guests took their seats at the head table where they were welcomed by a magnificent floral display evoking a mood of enchanted romance. A gorgeous mix curly willow, blush cherry blossoms, white hydrangeas, roses, snapdragons, delphiniums, burgundy scabiosas, brunia berries, and greenery were arranged on tall metal stands. Accented by teardrop-shaped glass bubbled, the blooms gave the impression of a floral chandelier hanging above the tablescape. Complementing petite floral arrangements brought an intimate feel to the dining space. Read More