Alexandra and Robert Wedding – First Dance – New York Botanical Garden – A Day of Bliss
After Alexandra and Robert’s ceremony, guests gathered for cocktail hour to raise the first of many glasses to congratulate the newlyweds. “The weather had been beautiful all day long,” the bride remembers. “Golden hour was just ending, and the night felt magical. I really couldn’t have imagined a better way to celebrate the start of our marriage.” Here, Alexandra shares the final chapter of their Real BB Wedding story.
Part 4: Reception & Centerpieces
Spirits were high once pre-dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres concluded. Everyone headed upstairs to The Stone Mill’s dining room where they were welcomed by a warm, enchanted atmosphere. Tables were decorated with low centerpieces featuring roses, ranunculuses, dahlias, lisianthus, oncidium orchids, pieris, and abelia in shades of golden yellow, orange, peach, blush, white, and cream complemented by Italian ruscus and silver dollar eucalyptus. The mix of classic blooms and flowering plants worked to capture Alexandra’s wedding vision of a whimsical garden accentuating the venue’s charmed beauty. “The light pink taper candles added soft elegance, while illuminating the flowers’ texture and dimension. We also trimmed the main ceiling beam with trailing ivy,” she notes. Read More
Marisa and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Dancing – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings
After saying ‘I Do,’ newlyweds Marisa and Josh led their guests up to Gotham Hall’s balcony where hors d’oeuvres and drinks were waiting. Marisa remembers how cocktail hour ended up being an unexpected highlight of the evening. “Watching the drama of the room flip from the ceremony to reception from above was so breathtaking. Everyone commented on how exciting it was to see the transformation happen right before their eyes.” Here, she shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
Marisa and Josh Wedding – Card Table – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings
Allison and Josh Wedding – Reception Entertainment Chinese Dragon – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography
The weddings we remember most are those that are a true expression of a couple’s love and personality. Allison and Josh let guests know that nuptials were going to be uniquely genuine before a ceremony program was handed out or centerpiece was put on display. “We had our welcome dinner at Shun Lee West the night before,” Allison says. “We tried to weave in both of our backgrounds.” A nod to the bride’s Chinese heritage and groom’s Jewish faith continued through the festive, multi-cultural reception. Here, Allison shares the final chapter in her Real BB wedding story. Read More
Joye and Scott Wedding – Bride and Groom Kissing Fireworks – Tribeca Rooftop – Rafal Ostrowski Photography
One thing can be said about planning a wedding during a pandemic – you’ll have to modify your original vision. It’s not all bad though, we promise. Working with couples over the past year and half, we’ve noticed a willingness to step outside of the box, break rules, and be creative like never before. It’s inspiring to see how two people navigate uncharted waters, figuring out what matters most to them in order to put together a day that is an honest and heartfelt expression of their love. Read More
Courtney and Nathan Wedding – First Dance – Tribeca 360 – Josh Wong Photography
Looking out at the room, it was impossible not to fall under the artfully modern spell of Courtney and Nathan’s reception at Tribeca 360°. In addition to the high-style ambiance, the couple made sure to punctuate their celebrations with fun and personal touches. Here, Courtney shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
Part 4: Reception & Centerpieces
Emotions were high following Courtney and Nathan’s unforgettable ceremony, thanks in part to the spirited menu at cocktail hour which included ‘The Madison,’ the couple’s signature drink named after their dog. Following a first round of toasts to the newlyweds, guests headed to the reception where they were welcomed by an eye-catching card table display of long-stemmed calla lilies. Read More
Sarah and Adam Wedding – Centerpiece – Gramercy Park Hotel – Dan Seo Photography
The tablescape is the anchor of the wedding reception. While floral centerpieces are important, there are so many other details that impact the look and feel of a reception room. Table numbers, linens, place settings, name cards, dinnerware, and glassware can all be used to take decor to the next level. It really takes just one or two extra flourishes to create an unforgettably beautiful dining scene that will have everyone talking for weeks, even years to come.
We completely understand if the thought of having to make one more wedding decision makes you want to tear your To-Do list into tiny pieces. In order to ease your stress and work, we put together a list of unique and simple ideas for elevating wedding table decor. Read More