July 19, 2022

Unique Escort Card & Seating Chart Displays Guaranteed to Impress Your Guests

Stefanie and Mike Wedding - Guest Card Display - Gotham Hall - Emma Cleary Photography

Stefanie and Mike Wedding – Guest Card Display – Gotham Hall – Emma Cleary Photography

There are certain elements of wedding decor that are made to not only look pretty, but serve a functional purpose as well. One such element is the presentation of escort cards and seating charts. Traditionally, escort cards are placed neatly on a table topped with an eye-catching arrangement. After cocktail hour, guests pick up the cards and are directed to their tables. This conventional setup and process is tried and true. However, what we have noticed most recently is that couples are requesting unique and ‘out-of-the box’ designs for their escort cards and seating charts. It’s the first decorative piece people see as they head to the reception after all, and sets the vibe for the rest of the night. And even if you are planning a timelessly classic wedding, this is one area that allows room for putting a personal and creative spin on decor. Feeling inspired? Read on for unique escort card and seating chart displays guaranteed to impress your guests.
Read More

Categories: Blog, Bride & Blossom Weddings, Types of Flowers, Your Inspiration Fix

SHARE

July 12, 2022

How To Create The Perfect Wedding Place Setting Using Floral Accents

Jessica and Brian Wedding - Low Centerpiece Place Setting - Battery Gardens - Rebecca Yale Photography

Jessica and Brian Wedding – Low Centerpiece Place Setting – Battery Gardens – Rebecca Yale Photography

You spent countless hours researching and designing your dream wedding centerpieces. Perfect in every way, they are the focal points that set the tone for your reception atmosphere. But why limit the beauty of these floral arrangements to the middle of the table? In our experience, floral decor that truly impresses incorporates elements of surprise with attention to detail. One piece offering couples an opportunity to ‘mix things up’ with style and personality is the place setting. The visual allure of a crisp Phalaenopsis bloom placed on a chic charger is inescapable. Whether you want to underscore a sophisticated all white theme, express your boho chic aesthetic, or channel the natural surroundings of the countryside, the following ideas for using floral accents are guaranteed to create an unforgettable dining experience for your guests.
Read More

Categories: Blog, Bride & Blossom Weddings, Floral Arrangements and Decor Advice, Your Inspiration Fix

SHARE

April 26, 2022

Alexandra & Robert’s Enchanted Garden Reception

Alexandra and Robert Wedding - First Dance - New York Botanical Garden - A Day of Bliss

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

Categories: Blog, Bride & Blossom Weddings, Featured Venue, Your Inspiration Fix

SHARE

March 29, 2022

Marisa & Josh Celebrate With A Luminous, Candlelit Reception

Marisa and Josh Wedding - Bride and Groom Dancing - Gotham Hall - Emma McDonald Weddings

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

Marisa and Josh Wedding – Card Table – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings


Read More

Categories: Blog, Bride & Blossom Weddings, Featured Venue, Your Inspiration Fix

SHARE

November 30, 2021

Allison & Josh Celebrate with a Beautiful, Multi-Cultural Reception

Allison and Josh Wedding - Reception Entertainment Chinese Dragon - New York Botanical Garden - Emma Cleary Photography

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

Categories: Blog, Bride & Blossom Weddings, Featured Venue, Your Inspiration Fix

SHARE

October 26, 2021

Joye & Scott Celebrate Under Fireworks

Joye and Scott Wedding - Bride and Groom Kissing Fireworks - Tribeca Rooftop - Rafal Ostrowski Photography

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

Categories: Blog, Bride & Blossom Weddings, Featured Venue, Your Inspiration Fix

SHARE