February 19, 2019

Hilary & Brad say “I Do” In A Breathtaking Pink and White Ceremony At The Plaza Hotel

Hilary & Brad Wedding – Bride & Groom – Ceremony – Plaza Hotel – Hechler Photographers

 

Making high glamour work in a classic New York venue like the Plaza Hotel can be hard to pull off. You want to incorporate eye-catching elements without going over the top. Using her experience as an event planner, BB Featured Bride Hilary did just that. “I tried to bring in bright pinks in such a way so they popped just enough to not be shocking.”

 

Hilary & Brad Wedding – Ceremony Aisle – Plaza Hotel – Hechler Photographers

 

Part 3: Ceremony and Chuppah
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February 12, 2019

BB Featured Bride Hilary On Her Stunning Rivini Wedding Dress

Hilary & Brad Wedding – Bride Bouquet Chuppah – Plaza Hotel – Hechler Photographers

 

Hilary made clear her plans for a lavish New York wedding right from the very start. Such an occasion calls for a remarkable dress. “Everyone tried to convince me to wear a ball gown since I was going to be a princess at The Plaza. But I knew that wasn’t me. I am much more one to show off my girlish figure,” she says with a laugh. Here, Hilary talks about her gorgeous Rivini wedding dress and bridal personals.

Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals

“I always envisioned trying on a dress and just knowing – that is exactly what happened!” recalls Hilary. Finding ‘the one’ took some time though. Hilary had already made a few visits to the bridal salon prior to meeting her mom and sister there one afternoon. “I knew that I needed to have them with me, to see it and fall in love too. When I walked out of the dressing room in the Rivini gown, we all just knew.”
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February 12, 2019

Interview With Summer Watkins Ball, Founder of The Mrs. Box & Grey Likes Weddings

 

Summer Watkins Ball – Founder of The Mrs. Box and Grey Likes Weddings

 

When Summer Watkins Ball started her blog Grey Likes Weddings, no one was really doing what she was doing – curating design inspiration for brides-to-be. The more she posted about her favorite florals, décor, color schemes, bridal fashion trends, and DIY ideas, the more people started to pay attention. Today, she is considered one of the wedding industry’s leading stylists and curators.

And to think that it began with a love for flowers. Summer’s journey wasn’t without its twists and turns however. They say necessity is the mother of invention. A layoff from a corporate marketing job during the 2008 recession was the motivation Summer needed to take an entrepreneurial leap of faith. She hasn’t looked back since. Her creative business acumen now includes The Mrs. Box, a gorgeous collection of ring boxes.
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February 5, 2019

6 Romantic Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For NYC Couples

Marianna and Peter Wedding – Low Centerpiece – Mandarin Oriental New York – by Fred Marcus Studio

 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Love is in the air and you are not alone if what to do this February 14th is weighing heavy on the mind. Not to worry, because we explored romantic, fun, and offbeat date ideas for NYC couples. From dinner AT the movies to a fiery salsa dance class to a kinky burlesque show, there’s something for all you lovebirds out there.

 

A Very Broadway Valentine’s Day – via 54below.com

 

A Very Broadway Valentine’s Day at Feinstein’s/54 Below
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February 4, 2019

Hilary & Brad: Classic Glamour At The Plaza Hotel

Hilary & Brad Wedding – Bride and Groom – Plaza Hotel – Hechler Photographers

 

February is the month of love. We’re not just saying this because every drug store in New York City is heavily stocked with Valentine’s Day chocolates right now. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that the harsh post-holiday reality of January has finally settled and we are starting see things clearer, with our hearts and minds. Or maybe the cold weather has us searching for comfort and good company. There’s just something about this time of year that feels romantic and warm.

We were thinking about how February has come to symbolize amorous emotions when choosing this month’s Bride & Blossom Featured Bride, Hilary. She and Brad said “I Do” in a glamorous pink and white wedding at the Plaza Hotel. Here, Hilary shares the first part of their love story.
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