Julia and Nick Wedding - Chuppah - Metropolitan Club - Todd France Photography

Weddings

Julia & Nick: A Timeless Affair at the Metropolitan Club

Julia and Nick Wedding - Chuppah - Metropolitan Club - Todd France Photography

Julia and Nick Wedding – Chuppah – Metropolitan Club – Todd France Photography

Julia and Nick met in 2016 during what they now refer to as ‘The Summer of Love.’ “I was getting ready for my senior year at the University of Michigan. I had an internship at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington D.C. and found a sublet to stay at with some girls from George Washington University,” Julia remembers. The night after she moved in, her new roommate invited her to a house party across the street. New to the city and up for meeting people, she gladly accepted. “I walked in and quickly realized I was an outsider. Everyone knew each other and went to GWU,” Julia says. She would also learn that the house they were at was nicknamed ‘The Barn’ and among its residents was Nick, a soon-to-be senior interning at a lobbying firm. Nick was immediately drawn to Julia – they ended up talking the whole night and said ‘goodbye’ by exchanging numbers.
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Brook and Scott Wedding - Reception Atmosphere - High Centerpiece - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Planning & Inspiration

How To Decorate A Large Reception Venue With Wedding Flowers

Brook and Scott Wedding - Reception Atmosphere - High Centerpiece - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Brook and Scott Wedding – Reception Atmosphere – High Centerpiece – Guastavinos – Olivia Christina Photography

One of the biggest challenges of having a wedding reception at a big venue is figuring out how to fill it with decor. As much as soaring ceilings and endless floor area inspire awe, they also induce anxiety for couples once they start thinking about florals. We always remind our clients that instead of feeling stressed, they should view this as an opportunity to be creative, expressive, and make their wedding unforgettably unique. There are tried-and-true designs and tablescape plans that tick all the boxes for transforming a cavernous space into a warm and majestic scene. From hanging floral installations to bright white floral arrangements to bold and colorful centerpieces, here are stunning ideas for decorating a large reception venue with wedding flowers.
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Caroline and Darius Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club - Pat Furey Photography

Weddings

Caroline & Darius: Modern Romance at Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club

Caroline and Darius Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club - Pat Furey Photography

Caroline and Darius Wedding – Ceremony Atmosphere – Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club – Pat Furey Photography

Caroline and Darius first met during their first year of college in New York City – she was going to FIT, and he was going to NYU. The sparks were apparent to both, so much so that Darius went home to tell his roommate (and best friend) that he had just met the woman he was going to marry. But it wasn’t until after both had studied abroad for a year that Caroline and Darius were able to truly connect. “We met up again at a New Year’s Eve party, and we have been inseparable ever since,” Caroline recalls. “I think we both knew immediately – it felt this was the way it was supposed to be.”
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Rachel and Adam Wedding - Chuppah - Brooklyn Botanic Garden - LH Photography

Weddings

Rachel & Adam: Enchanted Splendor at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Rachel and Adam Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait Bouquet - Brooklyn Botanic Garden - LH Photography

Rachel and Adam Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait Bouquet – Brooklyn Botanic Garden – LH Photography

Rachel and Adam met in Washington, D.C., where they lived a block apart. Rachel was attending Georgetown Law School and they started dating four months prior to the beginning of COVID. Rachel remembers, “We were lucky to be together during the pandemic and found a lot of activities to keep us busy.” Now deemed ‘Camp Adam’ by the couple, this time was spent doing everything from playing tennis, hiking, and kayaking to taking virtual cooking and candle making classes to doing puzzles. While many would find being thrown into such an intense situation while still getting to know a person challenging, Rachel and Adam credit this period for establishing the strong foundation of their relationship. “Adam and I perfectly balance each other out. We love to sit on the couch watching TV shows and movies together just as much as we love to play tennis or go out with friends. Neither of us could imagine spending our life without the other.” She finishes, “To this day, we still try to incorporate ‘Camp Adam’ activities into our free time.”
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Showroom with Rachel - BB behind the scenes - Fall Floral Trends - Kim Mancuso Photography

Planning & Inspiration

10 Inspired DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas To Welcome The Holiday Season

Showroom with Rachel - BB behind the scenes - Fall Floral Trends - Kim Mancuso Photography

Showroom with Rachel – BB behind the scenes – Fall Floral Trends – Kim Mancuso Photography

You stepped up to the challenge and will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year. While the day is about being grateful for loved ones coming together over a delicious meal, a well-set table only enhances the ambiance surrounding this special occasion. We don’t bring up the topic to cause any additional stress. Our intention is quite the opposite, because the Thanksgiving table decor ideas that we are about to show are not only beautiful, but they are also easy to recreate at home with many designs using items that you already have. From autumnal floral arrangements to festive, candlelit garlands to clean + modern tabletops, here are ten inspired fall centerpieces to welcome the holiday season.
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Sarah and Sam Wedding - Reception Atmosphere Tablescape - Bryant Park Grill - Jaymo James

Planning & Inspiration

Warm Up To These Winter Wedding Candle Ideas

Sarah and Sam Wedding - Reception Atmosphere Tablescape - Bryant Park Grill - Jaymo James

Sarah and Sam Wedding – Reception Atmosphere Tablescape – Bryant Park Grill – Jaymo James

As the season turns and a crisp chill takes to the air, nothing feels more comforting than coming home and lighting a few candles. After years of designing weddings in New York City between the months of November and March, we’ve found that the flickering flames that warm the hearth have the same impact on setting a winter tablescape. Not only welcoming to guests who have made a cold sojourn to be at your celebration, candles help to create an undeniably romantic reception atmosphere.
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