Lavender White Sweet Pea Bouquet - via pinterest.com

Planning & Inspiration

Beautiful Decor Ideas with Sweet Pea Wedding Flowers

No flower expresses spring’s fun and cheerful side like the sweet pea. With their butterfly-like shape, sweet peas have a delicate, yet playful beauty that looks wonderful in wedding floral decor. Blossoming in bold and pastel shades of pink, purple, red, yellow, and white, they are the perfect flower choice when you want to add a pop of color to a celebration.

 

Pink Sweet Peas - via thegardenlove.com

Pink Sweet Peas – via thegardenlove.com

 

The sweet pea’s origin is traced back to the 17th century when a Sicilian monk is said to have sent seeds to England. Soon after, Henry Eckford, a Scottish nurseryman, breeded the flower to how we know it today. The bloom became popular in the 1800s when it was considered the floral emblem of Edwardian England and was used to decorate weddings and parties. In the language of flowers, the sweet pea symbolizes delicate pleasure, bliss, good-bye, and thank you for a lovely time.
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Sophia & Sam Wedding - First Dance - Tribeca 360 NYC - by Shira Weinberger

Weddings

Sophia and Sam Celebrate Saying “I do” Under a Spectacular Floral Chandelier

Sophia & Sam Wedding - First Dance - Tribeca 360 NYC - by Shira Weinberger

Sophia & Sam Wedding – First Dance – Tribeca 360 NYC – by Shira Weinberger

 

At the end of the day, a wedding is a celebration of two people and the committed love they have for each other. We love when couples like Sophia and Sam work together to make sure this sentiment is woven into the decorative fabric of their nuptials. For their Tribeca 360 reception, the couple incorporated décor that reflected their personal style, harmonizing modern sophistication with high drama. Here’s the final chapter in the Sophia and Sam’s Bride & Blossom wedding story.

 

Sophia & Sam Wedding - Reception - Tribeca 360 NYC - Shira Weinberger Photography

Sophia & Sam – Tribeca 360 – by Shira Weinberger


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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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Suzy & Jerry Wedding - Table Number Card - Low Centerpiece - Hydrangea Peony Spray Rose Ranunculus Seeded Eucalyptus - Bourne Mansion - Photography by Ryon Lockhart

Planning & Inspiration

Stunning Wedding Table Setting Ideas Your Guests Will Love

Any wedding planner will tell you that in order to pull off a show-stopping wedding, you must pay attention to detail. And one décor feature your guests will surely notice is the table setting. Details like beautiful linens, elegant plates, a colorful menu, and creative place cards work to set a memorable dining scene that everyone will be talking about long after your wedding.

To help the bride in search of inspiration for creating a standout tablescape at her reception, here are stunning table setting ideas from our Real BB Weddings.

 

 

Evoke the ambiance of a whimsical garden by anchoring a long table with a garland made of blooms and greenery. Keep the tabletop looking light and festive with white tableware complemented by a menu with exquisite floral design, pastel green linen, and gold silverware.
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Wild Flowers - Beautiful Mason Jar Centerpieces - via Beautiful-Bridal Blogspot

Planning & Inspiration

Repurposing Floral Arrangements from Your Wedding

You’ve been waiting your whole life for this moment. You’re getting married, and with great celebration comes great planning. First thoughts in the planning process are often the venue, your dream dress and food to impress the guests. Yet with all this in mind, it’s important to remember that your bridal flowers are something to put great thought and design into. They are a treasure to be seen, and a lot of time, planning and budgeting goes into your florals to bring your wedding and theme to life. However, due to the life span of these gentle blossoms and their fleeting beauty, many tend to shy away from grand floral pieces to avoid the guilt or afterthought that your flowers will only have a life span of a few hours. What happens to these radiant beauties after the reception has ended and guests are walking out after they danced the night away? Though their sole purpose is to bring beauty, romance and charm into your wedding day ceremony, pictures and reception, some couples deem it a waste of money that flowers are used only for one night. They end up scaling down the designs they had dreamed of, so as to not feel bad about having large amounts of “wasted money” sitting around.
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