Lorenza & Pete Wedding - Candelabras with Christmas Trees - NYBG - by the Hons


Lorenza & Pete Celebrate Saying ‘I Do’ With A Festive Reception

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

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.
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Wedding Arch With Greenery and Candles - via brit.co

Planning & Inspiration

Gorgeous Decor Ideas for Your Winter Wedding

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. for weddings. We love working with our winter brides to create a day that is beautiful and captures the magic of the season. From the breathtaking snowfalls to playful embellishments to color palettes that range from whispery white and silver to rich berry tones, inspiration can be found everywhere you look!

Here’s a round up of gorgeous decor ideas for your winter wedding that won’t leave guests feeling like they are trapped inside a souvenir snow globe.

Ceremony: Make It A Walk to Remember
When it comes to planning your ceremony, draw from winter’s natural beauty for aisle and alter decorations, lighting, and accent details.
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Kristen and Tom Wedding - Low Centerpiece - ivory and blush garden roses, greenery, hydrangea, gold mercury - Battery Gardens – Photo by Mekina Saylor

Planning & Inspiration

Make It Personal: Unique Wedding Table Number Ideas

There’s nothing we love more than to see a couple use wedding decor to share chapters from their love story. Table numbers are a great way to add a personal touch to your reception. The idea is not to over do it. You don’t want your wedding table numbers to outshine centerpieces and disrupt the decorative flow you worked so hard to achieve! Rather, they should complement the table atmosphere while expressing your love and personality. For the bride in need of inspiration, we went through the Real BB Wedding archives and rounded up our favorite table number designs.


Christina & Damon - High Centerpiece - Book Themed Centerpiece - Windows on the Water - Stephen Govel Photography

Christina & Damon – High Centerpiece – Book Themed Centerpiece – Windows on the Water – Stephen Govel Photography

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Gold Succulents Card Holders - via weddingsonline.com

Planning & Inspiration

Fall Wedding Ideas We Are Loving Right Now

Fall is the season for love. In fact, over a third of Bride & Blossom’s weddings take place between September and November. With its rich palette of colors, golden light, and chill in the air perfect for cuddling, fall radiates romantic bliss.

The bride planning a wedding this time of year has much to look forward to when it comes to creative décor and styling. While the availability of flowers is limited, the season offers a bounty of fruits and vegetables that look stunning in table centerpieces. The more candles adorning a tablescape or aisle the better. And we could go on and on about the wonderful food and drinks this time of year brings. It’s all about comfort food right now, and incorporating a pumpkin pie and apple cider cocktail into a wedding menu will leave guests full and happy.
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Courtney & Quinton Wedding - Card Table - Centerpiece - Roses Hydrangea Eucalyptus - The Bowery Hotel - Photography by Chad Cruz

Planning & Inspiration

Unique Wedding Card Table Ideas to Welcome Your Guests

When it comes time to start thinking about wedding flowers, your mind goes straight to the obvious – bridal bouquet, table centerpieces, and the ceremony arch and chuppah. One décor feature that doesn’t immediately seem important is the card table. Give it a little more thought though. The table is a key feature because it welcomes guests, and every one of them will notice the display as they pick up the escort cards directing them to their seats.

Couples can use the card table to make a statement, expressing their unique interests, style, personality, and wedding theme. From extravagant and grand to intimate and understated, here are card tables from our real BB weddings to use for inspiration.
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Danielle & Noah Wedding - Cold Spring Country Club NY - Bride - Bridesmaids - Rose Bouquets - Photography by Brett Matthews

Everlasting Love at Cold Spring Country Club

There was nothing but love and warmth at Danielle & Noah’s elegant spring wedding at Cold Spring Country Club in Long Island.





Cold Spring Country Club – by Brett Matthews


Danielle and Noah met on the LIRR, a chance encounter that solidified their partnership when Noah offered Danielle a sip of his beer. With a mutual friend in common, Noah asked for Danielle’s number, and their first date went off without a hitch! When it came time to pop the question, Noah chose an unsuspecting moment – when Danielle’s family went on a big birthday trip to Spain!


Danielle and Noah took their family and shared histories into consideration when it came time to plan for the big day. They chose Cold Spring Country Club in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, as their grand venue for the biggest day of their lives. Danielle’s grandparents were members of the club, and she mentioned feeling her grandmother’s presence throughout the day. She even coincidentally got dressed in front of the same locker her grandmother used to use!


Cold Spring Country Club has a sprawling estate that overlooks another popular Long Island wedding venue, Oheka Castle. With such stately grounds, Bride & Blossom took full advantage of the space by creating an ethereal draped tent for the ceremony and a warm reception indoors. The tent was draped in chiffon and illuminated by two crystal chandeliers and countless pillar candles and lanterns lining the aisle. Rose petals were scattered down the aisle runner to create an elegant and romantic entrance for the stunning bride. Wearing a stunning Oscar De La Renta gown and embroidered veil, Danielle carried an elegant and tonal white bouquet of miyuki and vendela roses, white peonies, dendrobium and cymbidium orchids, ranunculus and peonies wrapped in ivory silk ribbon. Her bridesmaids carried complimentary bouquets of miyuki, tibet, sweetheart and spray roses.


Guests were greeted at the reception with a gorgeous card table arrangement that featured clustered flowers leaning in cylinder vases, including cream hydrangea, mini calla lilies and champagne quicksand roses. Their lavish reception included three different style centerpieces as well as a beautiful family table. We took advantage of the spring season and placed large bales of cherry blossom branches in beautiful glass clarinet vases. The towering arrangements were accented with crystals, floating candles and crystal candle holders with taper candles. The second design for Danielle and Noah’s reception were gorgeous tall and textured oval arrangements featuring hydrangea, garden, quicksand, amnesia, sweetheart and blush spray roses. These arrangements stood on elegant crystal pedestals and were also accented with crystal taper candle holders and floating candles.


The third style centerpiece brought some different dimension and height to the room by featuring low, beveled mirrored vases with hydrangea, ranunculus, miyuki, sweetheart, quicksand, amnesia and ivory spray roses. The mirrored vases created a contemporary look when combined with crystal candle holders and pillar vases. The family table featured the same florals in a lush grouping of low arrangements and bud vases on a mirrored runner.


With impressive family speeches and a touching father daughter dance among their favorite moments of the day, this wedding was what all weddings should be, a testament to a couples’ love with their cherished friends and family there to celebrate with them!


Venue: Cold Spring Country Club
Photographer: Brett Matthews Photography
Bride’s Gown: Oscar de la Renta
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Tuxedo + Shoes: Hugo Boss
Music: Bobbi Attiko of Hank Lane Music
Planner: dBb Group
Invitations: dBb Group, Lefty’s Right Mind
Hair: Nikki Avanzino
Makeup: Chante Cutter + Christina Amador Beauty