July 21, 2017

Jacqueline & Gary: Modern Enchantment at Trump SoHo

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Jacqueline and Gary were married in June in a beautiful ceremony and reception at Trump SoHo in Manhattan.

Jacqueline & Gary - Bride & Groom - Ceremony - Trump Soho - Casey Fatchett Photography

Jacqueline & Gary – Bride & Groom – Ceremony – Trump Soho – Casey Fatchett Photography

 

Running doesn’t top Gary’s list of favorite physical activities. So when he asked Jacqueline to put in a couple of miles after work in Central Park, she thought something was up. Her suspicion grew even more when Gary greeted her with a smile, like he was actually looking forward to their evening run. Taken by excitement, Jacqueline patted him down while his back was turned, looking for a ring box. She found nothing and felt a little silly. “I can’t believe you patted me down!” Gary joked the entire cab ride to the park.

After about a half mile, Gary said he was tired and suggested they cut through Sheep Meadow. It was nearing sundown and the park was completely empty. As they walked, Gary started to get emotional. He then got down on one knee and proposed to Jacqueline. Turns out, he had the ring all along. Anticipating a “pat down,” he took the ring out of the box and slipped it in a pocket for safekeeping! Just after she said yes, security showed up ordering them to leave because the park was closing. There was no ruining this moment though. Jacqueline recalls, “It was so beautifully perfect. We felt like we had the whole city all to ourselves!”

 

Jacqueline & Gary - First Look - Trump Soho - Casey Fatchett Photography

Jacqueline & Gary – First Look – Trump Soho – Casey Fatchett Photography

 

From their very first date, Jacqueline and Gary’s relationship has been one built on an unwavering bond. They met during Jacqueline’s first year of law school when she was an intern at Gary’s company. Once her internship ended, he asked her out. Their first date was going wonderfully until Gary got sick and ended up going to the hospital. Jacqueline stayed with him the entire night. “We’ve been inseparable ever since,” said Jacqueline “Gary is the ultimate partner and teammate.”

Their supportive partnership was especially helpful when it came time to plan the wedding. From the venue to the décor, Jacqueline and Gary worked together through the whole decision-making process.

 

Jacqueline & Gary - Bridal Bouquet - orchid rose peony ranunculus - Trump Soho - Casey Fatchett Photography

Jacqueline & Gary – Bridal Bouquet – orchid rose peony ranunculus – Trump Soho – Casey Fatchett Photography

 

It’s not often that we hear of a groom picking out the “perfect dress” for his bride. “Gary actually came across the Ines di Santo “Morning” gown online and said it was meant to be the one that I would wear.” Jacqueline remembers, “I wasn’t completely sold on the look, but scheduled an appointment with Bridal Reflections during the designer’s trunk show and promised to try it on.” Jacqueline put Gary’s pick on first, and much to her surprise, she loved it. “The all-over lace and unique design was so beautiful. The gown made me feel like a bride whereas the others just felt like pretty white dresses.”

 

Jacqueline & Gary - Bride - Ceremony Aisle - Trump Soho - Casey Fatchett Photography

Jacqueline & Gary – Bride – Ceremony Aisle – Trump Soho – Casey Fatchett Photography

 

A handful of venues met the couple’s criteria of a Manhattan wedding with amazing views of the city. But it was Trump SoHo that appealed to their vision of a formal affair in a classically modern setting. “We liked the modern feel of the hotel and that we could host all our wedding events in one place. Our out-of-town guests could stay there too,” Jacqueline said. “But the real seller was the event space, SoHi, on the 46th floor. It has floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides offering incredible views of the city. The space is breathtaking and gives the feeling of being outside without worrying about the weather.“

 

Jacqueline & Gary - Chuppah Details - Peony Rose - Trump Soho - Casey Fatchett Photography

Jacqueline & Gary – Chuppah Details – Peony Rose – Trump Soho – Casey Fatchett Photography

 

Flowers were the one detail for which Jacqueline and Gary had different ideas. She wanted a color while he wanted all white. “We compromised and had colored flowers for the ceremony and white for the reception.”

 

 

The entire affair radiated modern romance. In front of family and friends, the couple exchanged vows under a stunning chuppah that expressed Jacqueline’s wish for décor evoking a warm and intimate ambiance. Flowers were arranged in an asymmetrical design, showcasing a lush blend of peonies and roses in shades of coral, peach, fuchsia, and orange. An enchanted display of candles lined the aisle. The bride carried an exquisite bouquet of orchids, roses, peonies, and ranunculus in peach and coral tones.

Guests gathered for a post-ceremony cocktail hour at SoHi where they began celebrations while gazing out over Manhattan. Afterward, everyone headed to the hotel’s ballroom for the reception. The atmosphere emanated refined elegance with a contemporary feel. Tables were adorned with high centerpieces displaying fresh arrangements of white calla lilies, orchids, tulips, hydrangea, and roses in beautiful glass vases. The blooms were complemented by the glow of candlelight, capturing a soft and romantic mood.

 

 

Jacqueline shared her favorite moments from her wedding. “I was so nervous right before the ceremony. But my parents calmed me down and once I saw Gary and felt the warmth of the room, I was overcome with a sense of ease and happiness!” She was very close to her grandfather and honored him throughout the day. “My grandfather’s pocket watch was attached to my bouquet. That meant a lot because I gave it to him as a gift. He would say that whenever we were apart, he would hold it and pretend we were holding hands.” His favorite singer, Louis Armstrong, was incorporated into the music program. And they made sure to include their handsome French bulldog, Thomas, in the festivities. “We loved watching Thomas walk down the aisle and having him in our wedding photos!”

 

 

Jacqueline had been looking forward to relaxing and having fun on the dance floor. “I’ll always remember our first dance and dancing with my father. They were a culmination of some, but not enough classes I had taken with the both of them.”

Judging from the marvelous photo of the couple’s first dance, she had absolutely nothing to worry about!

 

Jacqueline & Gary - First Dance - Trump Soho - Casey Fatchett Photography

Jacqueline & Gary – First Dance – Trump Soho – Casey Fatchett Photography

 

Congratulations, Jacqueline and Gary!

 

Photographer + Videographer: Casey Fatchett Photography
Bride’s Gown: Ines Di Santo
Bride’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo
Groom’s Tuxedo: Label
Rings: Lauren B Jewelry
Music: Hank Lane Music
Invitations: Bonomo Paper Co.
Cake: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes
Makeup: Beautini
Planner: Busy Bride Planning

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July 19, 2017

Flower Girl Looks We Love

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There is that one moment during a wedding when the flower girl steals the show. All guests turn to see the sweetie in her adorable dress, sprinkling petals as she bashfully walks down the aisle. We love when one of our brides includes a flower girl in her bridal party. She adds a touch of charm and lightness to the ceremony. In addition to a basket full of petals, she may carry a mini-version of the bridesmaid bouquet or wear a pretty floral crown. For the bride who plans to have a flower girl or two, here are some of our favorite looks from Real BB Weddings to use for inspiration.

 

Becca & Dave - Flower Girl - Bouquet - Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club - Andre Maier Photography

Becca & Dave – Flower Girl – Bouquet – Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club – Andre Maier Photography

 

Is there a more fitting dress for a flower girl than one adorned with lovely little blooms? A petite bouquet of white hydrangea was the perfect complement to a lavender frock with floral appliqué that this little flower girl wore for a beach wedding at the Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club.

 

Deborah & Geraldo - Flower Girl - Head Wreath - Babys Breath - Pearl River Hilton - Cole & Kiera Photography

Deborah & Geraldo – Flower Girl – Head Wreath – Babys Breath – Pearl River Hilton – Cole & Kiera Photography

 

For a classically romantic wedding at the Pearl River Hilton, this gorgeous flower girl carried a white satin basket filled with blush colored rose petals, which accessorized her exquisite tulle dress perfectly. Her look was topped off with a floral head wreath composed of ivory spray roses and accents of seeded eucalyptus.

 

Jen & Adam - Flower Girl - Babys Breath - New York Botanical Garden - Joseph Lin Photography

Jen & Adam – Flower Girl – Babys Breath – New York Botanical Garden – Joseph Lin Photography

 

This flower girl is completely in her element as she gets ready for a wedding at the New York Botanical Garden. She carries a small wooden basket decorated with white lilies, ivory roses, and greenery. Her beautiful handmade flower crown is fashioned from white baby’s breath with a satin ribbon trailing down the back.

 

Carolyn & Mike - Flower Girl - Rose Bouquet - Mandarin Oriental - Off Beet Productions

Carolyn & Mike – Flower Girl – Rose Bouquet – Mandarin Oriental – Off Beet Productions

 

Jackie Kennedy said it best when she stated, “Pearls are always appropriate.” Is there a more classic pairing than pearls and roses? Just ask this little darling. Walking down the aisle, she wears a beautiful single stand necklace while carrying a tiny nosegay bouquet of blush roses.

 

Alice & Chris - Flower Girl - Crown - Babys Breath - 620 Loft & Garden - Samm Blake

Alice & Chris – Flower Girl – Crown – Babys Breath – 620 Loft & Garden – Samm Blake

 

When girls are really young, floral accessories should be small and delicate. Baby’s breath is an excellent choice, because the blooms are unfussy and will not overtake the wearer’s petite stature. The smile on this little flower girl says it all as she shows off her whispery baby’s breath crown at a 620 Loft & Garden wedding.

 

Rachel & Olly - Flower Girls - Flower Crowns - Manhattan Penthouse - Dreamlife Photography

Rachel & Olly – Flower Girls – Flower Crowns – Manhattan Penthouse – Dreamlife Photography

 

Getting ready for a Manhattan Penthouse wedding, this adorable trio stopped just long enough to pose for a picture. Complementing the girls’ dreamy dresses are lush, garden inspired crowns composed of burgundy ranunculus, Italian ruscus, asparagus fern, and a blackberry stem with cascading gold ribbon down the back.

 

Suzy & Jerry - Flower Girl - Head Wreath - Bourne Mansion - Ryon Lockhart Photography

Suzy & Jerry – Flower Girl – Head Wreath – Bourne Mansion – Ryon Lockhart Photography

 

This flower girl looks so much like a ballerina, you could take that exuberant smile for one that comes after finishing a solo performance on stage. She is actually smiling because celebrations for a wedding at Bourne Mansion are about to begin. A stunning natural wreath featuring blush, white, ivory hued blooms and greenery accents completes her ballerina princess look.

Choosing floral accessories for your flower girls depends on their age, the bridesmaid bouquets, and your overall wedding style. We hope these looks give you ideas for the flower girls who will be dusting petals down your aisle. And be prepared to share the spotlight with these sweethearts when they make their entrance.

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July 18, 2017

Wedding Inspiration for the Classic Bride

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The classic bride wants the look and feel of her wedding to stand the test of time. Don’t tell her about the latest bridal trends. Twenty years from now, her wedding photos will look like they were taken just days before. Important details like her dress, hairstyle, jewelry, flowers, and cake will be chosen because they fulfill her vision of having a grand, elegant affair.

Bride & Blossom has worked with every type of bride and there’s just something so beautiful about using a classic aesthetic to plan a wedding. Here are some inspiring looks from our Real BB Weddings to help the classic bride create the ceremony and reception of her dreams.

Most often, the focal décor feature of the ceremony is a chuppah or wedding arch. From simple to lavish, brides decorate these symbolic structures to express their personal style.

 

Leah & Michael: Evoke a setting of beauty and sophistication by draping the structure in sheer ivory fabric with round arrangements of white roses and hydrangea adorning each post.

Leah & Michael - Chuppah - Le Parker Meridien - by Whyman Studios

Leah & Michael – Chuppah – Le Parker Meridien – by Whyman Studios

 

Jennifer & Paul: A wedding arch fashioned from curly willow branches embellished with blush hued roses and cream hydrangea evokes an air of eternal romance.

Jennifer & Paul Wedding - Ceremony - Branch Arch - Liberty Warehouse NYC - by Agaton Strom

Jennifer & Paul Wedding – Ceremony – Branch Arch – Liberty Warehouse NYC – by Agaton Strom

 

Cheryl & Adam, Lindsay & Aaron and Danielle & Noah: When it comes to bouquet style, nothing is more classically beautiful than a round arrangement of fresh roses! A round, compact bouquet of white, ivory and blush roses and hydrangea is lush, yet sophisticated. The soft lavender color of menta roses is most romantic. A relaxed, textured version showcases exquisite roses, peonies, orchids, and ranunculus with a touch of greenery.

 

Alexandra & Jason and Courtney & Quinton: Jewelry is understated with hint of sparkle and luster. Wedding pearls and diamonds will never go out of style! When it comes to hair, a polished bridal bun complemented with a bejeweled barrette is stunning. But we love to see a bride pull off a graceful down ‘do!

 

Lindsey & Greg and Sarah & Adam: Classic bridal attire is not as limiting as you may think. A princess gown with a voluminous, tulle skirt looks fit for a fairy tale. A simple, satin dress allures with timeless glamour.

 

Dara & Jonathan: Create a striking atmosphere for your guests to enjoy during the reception. Adorn tables with low arrangements that mix crisp, white blooms such as peonies, roses, tulips, and hydrangea with greenery accents.

Dara & Jonathan - Village Club At Sands Point - By Lindsay Madden Photography

Dara & Jonathan – Village Club At Sands Point – By Lindsay Madden Photography

 

Courtney & Quinton: Long, white taper candles cast a warm, graceful glow by complimenting a dreamy white flower and greenery tablescape.

Courtney and Quinton - The Bowery Hotel -Photography by Chad Cruz

Courtney and Quinton – The Bowery Hotel – Photography by Chad Cruz

 

Anna & Matthew: High centerpieces blossoming with white and lavender roses, hydrangea, and cascading orchids exude opulence and refinement.

Anna & Matthew Wedding - Reception - High Centerpieces - Pierre Hotel NYC - by Brett Matthews

Anna & Matthew Wedding – Reception – High Centerpieces – Pierre Hotel NYC – by Brett Matthews

 

Amanda & Thomas: The classic bride doesn’t have to be confined to traditional, compact arrangements and a palette of whites and neutrals. Full of texture and volume, a centerpiece featuring blush hued roses, hydrangea, and cascading orchids complemented by tall cherry blossom branches is breathtaking.

Amanda & Thomas - Essex House - Photo by Kelly Guenther

Amanda & Thomas – Essex House – Photo by Kelly Guenther

 

Lindsay & Aaron: Add color to your tablescape with tall blooming arrangements of deep purple and pink illuminated by candlelight.

Lindsay & Aaron - Purple and Lavender Hydrangea High Centerpiece - Castle on the Hudson - by Agaton Strum (7)

Lindsay & Aaron – Purple and Lavender Hydrangea High Centerpiece – Castle on the Hudson – by Agaton Strum (7)

 

Lindsay & Billy: And let’s not forget about the cake! A beautiful white wedding cake with piping in a lace design and floral topper looks absolutely lovely and will have everyone talking at your reception.

Lindsay & Billy - Cake by Ron Ben-Israel - JWM Essex House - Charlie Juliet Photography

Lindsay & Billy – Cake by Ron Ben-Israel – JWM Essex House – Charlie Juliet Photography

 

We love when a bride adds a personal touch to a traditional wedding style. Just because you consider yourself “classic” doesn’t mean you are narrowed to all white décor, roses, and a ball gown. It is perfectly fine if you want any or all of these details in your wedding though, because they ARE beautiful! But there are many ways to plan for a classic wedding so that dress, accessories, décor, and flowers are a true expression of your love.

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July 12, 2017

Boutonnieres We Love: Choosing Flowers for the Men in Your Wedding

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You couldn’t be happier with the bouquets you and your bridesmaids will be carrying down the aisle. Now, there’s just one more item to take care of before you can cross “wedding flowers” off the TO DO list – choosing the boutonnieres.

 

Adriana & James - Boutonniere - Wedding Invitations - Battery Gardens - Melissa Kruse Photography

Adriana & James – Boutonniere – Wedding Invitations – Battery Gardens – Melissa Kruse Photography

 

The custom of men wearing flowers can be traced all the way back to 2000 B.C., when the Aztecs wore brightly-colored blooms to show their allegiance during times of war. In wedding culture, the groom wears a flower from his bride’s bouquet to symbolize his bond with her. He also gives each of his groomsmen a flower to wear on the left side, just above their heart.

Aesthetically, boutonnieres look fantastic, adding a dash of color, style, and personality to the traditional wedding tuxedo. Looking for boutonniere inspiration? We rounded up our favorite looks from Real BB Weddings.

Rose

For a wedding at the Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn, the groom wore a garden inspired boutonniere featuring a single Alejandra peach rose accented with seeded eucalyptus and wrapped with black ribbon.

Andrea & John Wedding - Groom - Boutonniere - Liberty Warehouse Brooklyn - by Popography

Andrea & John Wedding – Groom – Boutonniere – Liberty Warehouse Brooklyn – by Popography

 

Ranunculus

Looking very romantic, the groom wore a lovely blush-hued ranunculus and pink wax flower boutonniere to match his bride’s bouquet at their Essex House wedding.

Amanda and Thomas - Groom - Boutonniere - JWM Essex House - Photo by Kelly Guenther

Amanda and Thomas – Groom – Boutonniere – JWM Essex House – Photo by Kelly Guenther

 

Gerbera Daisy

This groom made a bold statement at his Studio 450 wedding by wearing a boutonniere that featured a vibrant pink mini gerbera daisy accented with a yellow mimosa and lily grass.

Brad and Manjil - Groom -Boutonniere - Studio 450 - NYC Wedding - Weddings by Two

Brad and Manjil – Groom – Boutonniere – Studio 450 – NYC Wedding – Weddings by Two

 

Dahlia

This groom’s boutonniere, fashioned with a white mini dahlia complemented with lavender and silver dollar eucalyptus, was picture perfect for an outdoor wedding at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

Cammie & Peter Wedding - Groom - Boutonniere - Brooklyn Botanic Garden - by Nicki Sebastian -Photography

Cammie & Peter Wedding – Groom – Boutonniere – Brooklyn Botanic Garden – by Nicki Sebastian – Photography

 

Anemone

How dapper does this white anemone with greenery accent boutonniere look against the rich blue of the groom’s suit at his Bowery Hotel wedding?

Courtney and Quinton - Groom -Boutonniere - The Bowery Hotel - Photography by Chad Cruz

Courtney and Quinton – Groom -Boutonniere – The Bowery Hotel – Photography by Chad Cruz

 

Rose with Greenery

For a wedding at the Ryland Inn, the groom’s lapel showed off an ivory garden rose accented with eucalyptus and ruscus. Mixing whimsy and elegance, the groomsmen’s boutonnieres featured an ivory spray rose, dusty miller, and a scabiosa pod.

Danielle and Jared - Groom - Groomsmen - Boutonnieres - Ryland Inn - Paul Francis Photography

Danielle and Jared – Groom – Groomsmen – Boutonnieres – Ryland Inn – Paul Francis Photography

 

Ranunculus with Greenery and Gold Ribbon

Exchanging vows at the Manhattan Penthouse, the groom wore a lavish boutonniere presenting two cream ranunculus complemented with greenery accents and gold satin ribbon.

Karla & Franklin - Ranunculus Boutonniere - Manhattan Penthouse - by Our Wedding Way (2)

Karla & Franklin – Ranunculus – Groom – Boutonniere – Manhattan Penthouse – by Our Wedding Way (2)

 

Spray Roses

Nothing could have been more fitting for a fairytale spring wedding at the Hudson Hotel Rooftop than seeing the men with exquisite pink and white spray roses adorning their tuxedos.

Mary & Galen Wedding -Boutonnieres - The Hudson Hotel NYC -Photography by Jac and Thom

Mary & Galen Wedding -Boutonnieres – The Hudson Hotel NYC -Photography by Jac and Thom

 

Ranunculus with Astilbe and Jasmine

The groom’s boutonniere of white ranunculus, astilbe, and jasmine vine had an old-fashioned feel to it, which was most fitting for a wedding at the Bourne Mansion.

Suzy & Jerry - Groom - Boutonniere - Bourne Mansion - Ryon Lockhart Photography

Suzy & Jerry – Groom – Boutonniere – Bourne Mansion – Ryon Lockhart Photography

 

Succulent

Succulents add fresh shape and texture to wedding florals. For a wedding at the Prospect Park Picnic House, the groom wore a lush succulent boutonniere accented with seeded eucalyptus.

Amanda & Corey - Groom - Succulent Boutonnière - Picnic House - DeNueva Photo

Amanda & Corey – Groom – Succulent Boutonnière – Picnic House – DeNueva Photo

 

Ranunculus with Greenery

The contrast between the petite white ranunculus and dark greenery of this boutonniere portrayed a natural elegance that was just right for a wedding at the Alger House.

Sabrina & Andrew - White Ranunculus - Groom - Boutonniere - Alger House

Sabrina & Andrew – White Ranunculus – Groom – Boutonniere – Alger House

 

Wedding blooms are not only beautiful to look at. The flowers you have at your wedding bear symbolic meaning and serve as a decorative feature that brings together the entire look and atmosphere of the ceremony and reception. And as you can see, even small details like boutonnieres are important to creating the overall style and feel of the most exciting day of your life!

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July 11, 2017

Venues We Love: The Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club

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Summer is officially here, and we can’t think of a better venue to feature than the Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club. Located just steps away from the water, the club embodies the relaxed sophistication that has come to define the Hamptons lifestyle.

The Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club attracts couples desiring a private beachfront wedding for many reasons. A ceremony on the dunes is intimate, offering stunning views overlooking the ocean. Receptions usually take place in the spacious clubhouse with a bar area, dance floor, and ballroom. Guests have unlimited access to the beach and decks where they can enjoy the fresh ocean breeze and scenery. And couples can rest assured knowing that their wedding will be flawless from start to finish thanks to the venue’s specialized staff and exclusive caterers Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs, with 30 years of experience in the industry.

Bride & Blossom’s experience working on weddings at the Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club has been inspiring and left us with nothing but the fondest memories. A remarkable venue, it is not only luxurious, but also offers versatility in style and atmosphere to meet any bride’s expectations, whether she dreams of a laid-back gathering or a black-tie affair.

 

Becca & Dave - Brideghampton Tennis & Surf Club - Reception - Low Centerpieces - photography by Andre Maier

Becca & Dave – Brideghampton Tennis & Surf Club – Bride – Bridesmaids – Bouquets – photography by Andre Maier

 

Beach Boho Chic

There’s just something about a beach wedding that makes kicking off your shoes seem perfectly acceptable. We envision the bride with her hair down and in a gorgeous, relaxed tulle gown embellished with a shimmering bridal belt. Right by her side are the bridesmaids who wear flowing, flirty patterned dresses and flower crowns in their hair.

 

Becca & Dave - Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club - Bridesmaids - Bouquets - photography by Andre Maier

Becca & Dave – Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club – Bridesmaids – Bouquets – photography by Andre Maier

 

The bridal party carries lush hand-tied bouquets showcasing a myriad of flowers in soft ivory and pink hues. Roses, ranunculus, and nerine are accented with eucalyptus and ruscus to create a very natural, textured look.

 

 

Guests walk into the reception where they are welcomed by a dreamy inviting atmosphere. Table centerpieces feature crystal candelabras surrounded by lovely arrangements of white Tibet roses. Additional centerpieces are composed with cylinder vases of various sizes that are filled with white flowers submerged in water and topped with a floating candle.

 

 

The newly married couple takes their seat at a beautiful sweetheart table. A bountiful spray of white hydrangea, roses, and orchids adorns the front of the table, which is situated against a chiffon draped archway embellished with blossoms and candlelight.

 

Classic White On the Sand

Carly and Andrew - White Bridal Bouquet - Bridgehampton Surf & Tennis Club -Photography by Katie Kett

Carly & Andrew – Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club – Bride – Bouquet – Roses – Tablescape – Photography by Katie Kett

 

Just because you are getting married outdoors with the sand under your feet doesn’t mean a classic white wedding is out of the question. In fact, a crystal beach with sparkling blue waters complements a formal ceremony beautifully. With her hair pulled back into an elegant bun, the bride wears a traditional, strapless gown with a lovely bow-adorned belt and full skirt. The bridal party also wears understated, white gowns, but their hair has been left down, offering a nice contrast that accentuates their bride’s sophisticated look.

 

Carly and Andrew - Bridal Party -Bridgehampton Surf and Tennis club - Photography by Katie Kett

Carly & Andrew – Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club – Bride – Bridesmaids – Bouquets – Photography by Katie Kett

 

The bride carries a round bouquet composed of white David Austin garden roses and ranunculus tied together with an ivory satin ribbon. Her bridesmaids’ bouquets are a fresh display of white hydrangea.

Before a captivating ocean view, the bride and groom exchange vows under a simple wooden chuppah. The structure is adorned with eucalyptus, white Tibet roses and dahlias and ivory spray roses. The natural arrangement of the flowers evokes the impression of a blooming rose bush.

 

 

The reception radiates an ambiance of timeless beauty. Guests sit down to a wonderful all-white tablescape displaying various arrangements of hydrangea, garden roses, frilly tulips, and ranculus. Long ivory taper candles and votive candles in glass holders cast an intimate and pleasant mood to carry everyone though the rest of the night.

 

 

The Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club has all the features for a stunning and unforgettable Hamptons wedding. The magnificent views, private beach, and stylish clubhouse give the feeling that you’ve been whisked off to a remote paradise. It is no wonder that the Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club is a favorite wedding venue, appealing to brides with styles ranging from classic to romantic to bohemian.

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July 5, 2017

Danielle and Noah: Timeless Elegance at the Cold Spring Country Club

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Danielle and Noah were married on a lovely day in March in a stunning ceremony and reception at the Cold Spring Country Club in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

 

Danielle & Noah Wedding - Cold Spring Country Club NY - Bride & Groom Reception Room Cherry Blossom -Photography by Brett Matthews

Danielle & Noah Wedding – Cold Spring Country Club NY – Bride & Groom Reception Room Cherry Blossom – Photography by Brett Matthews

 

The stars were aligned from the moment Danielle and Noah first met. Danielle was riding the LIRR headed out to the Hamptons when a friend recognized her. As they caught up, she immediately noticed the cute guy her friend was traveling with. His name was Noah and they started chatting. He offered her a sip of his beer and they hit if off immediately. “I don’t fully believe in ‘everything happens for a reason,’ Danielle recalls, “But I do believe August 19, 2013 happened for a reason.” Their wedding story is as close as it gets to a modern day fairy tale.

A few days later, Danielle got a text from their mutual friend saying Noah had asked for her number. A call was made and they planned to meet. Looking back, Danielle said, “The comfort and ease I felt within minutes of our first date was unlike anything I had ever felt before. There was no forcing or contemplating with Noah…. It was a truly effortless connection.”

 

Danielle & Noah Wedding - Cold Spring Country Club NY - Bride & Groom First Look -Photography by Brett Matthews

Danielle & Noah Wedding – Cold Spring Country Club NY – Bride & Groom First Look -Photography by Brett Matthews

 

A relationship that feels so honest and complete from the start can make pulling off a surprise engagement especially tricky. Danielle and Noah had spoken about the topic, and everyone knew it was something she wanted. So when Danielle’s family planned a trip to Spain to celebrate milestone birthdays for her and her mom and sister-in-law, she expected nothing more than an amazing vacation with the people she loves most. They arrived in Barcelona, immediately dropped off their bags at the hotel, and headed out to sightsee. Wandering around Park Guell, Noah started saying incredibly sweet things to Danielle. Then he dropped to his knee and asked her to marry him. “I never saw it coming,” Danielle said, “My family captured every second of that special moment. It was incredible!”

 

 

Danielle had only one venue in mind for her wedding, the Cold Spring Country Club. Overlooking the Oheka Castle, the club’s grounds are an incredibly picturesque setting for a ceremony and reception. For Danielle though, the club holds a special place in her heart. Her grandparents were members. She has many fond memories of spending time there with her grandmother, with whom she was very close. Looking back, Danielle said, “Her presence was felt throughout that whole weekend. From making sure my husband’s alma mater, Wisconsin, played their March Madness game not only on Friday night, but 10 minutes AFTER the rehearsal dinner ended, to controlling the weather, she was there.”

The morning of her wedding, Danielle found a small alcove in the club’s very large locker room to get ready. As she set up the bridesmaids’ robes and gowns, a lovely maid who has been with the club for years said something that made Danielle truly feel that she was being watched over. The maid pointed out that Danielle had chosen to get ready in front of the very same locker that her grandmother used!

 

 

The entire affair emanated timeless elegance. “My gown ended up being everything I imagined,” Danielle recalls. She stunned in a dress by Oscar de la Renta that was classic with an avant-garde twist, expressed in structure and the draping of the skirt. An exquisite, hand-embroidered veil and Jimmy Choo shoes complemented the simplicity of her bridal look. Later in the evening, Danielle traded her veil for a sparkling statement necklace by Jenny Packham.

The bride’s classic sensibility carried over to the floral design and styling. “I love subtle details of texture and layering,” Danielle said, “and I wanted my floral arrangements to represent this idea.” The ceremony took place in a custom designed tent illuminated by chandeliers and warm candlelight. The bride carried a lovely hand-tied bouquet of white and ivory roses, ranunculus, and orchids down an aisle accented with lush white petals. Guests looked on as the couple exchanged vows under a chuppah draped with beautiful, white-colored chiffon.

 

Danielle & Noah Wedding - Cold Spring Country Club NY - Draped Chuppah - Bride & Groom -Photography by Brett Matthews

Danielle & Noah Wedding – Cold Spring Country Club NY – Draped Chuppah – Bride & Groom -Photography by Brett Matthews

 

The ceremony was followed by a lavish cocktail hour. Celebrations were in full swing by now as everyone enjoyed delicious food and drinks. Afterward, guests were led to the reception in the club’s ballroom, where they were greeted by a breathtaking atmosphere.

 

 

Tables were set with a romantic showcase of centerpieces featuring a mix of white and pink cherry blossoms embellished with hanging crystals, along with tall oval shaped floral arrangements and low displays of ivory, champagne, and antique colored roses and hydrangea.

 

 

We asked Danielle if she had any favorite moments from the day. “Noah and I are a pretty private couple. At first, we weren’t going to say public vows. But we changed our minds last minute, and I am so happy we did. The moment we exchanged vows is a moment I will never forget.” She continued, “Dancing with my Dad was something I looked forward to ever since we got engaged. And the wedding speeches exceeded all my expectations – our family absolutely nailed them!”

 

Danielle & Noah Wedding - Cold Spring Country Club NY - Brides Sneakers & Necklace -Photography by Brett Matthews

Danielle & Noah Wedding – Cold Spring Country Club NY – Brides Sneakers & Necklace -Photography by Brett Matthews

 

But what Danielle cherishes most about the bridal experience as a whole was getting to work with her mom. “My mom and I planned, designed, and executed every last detail together,” said Danielle, “It doesn’t get much more special than that!”

 

Danielle & Noah Wedding – Cold Spring Country Club NY – Draped Chuppah – Bride & Mother -Photography by Brett Matthews

 

The night closed out to the newly married couple and all their family and friends hitting the dance floor to the sounds of Bobby Attiko of Hank Lane Music. What began as a stylish, formal event ended in a non-stop dance party. And Danielle wouldn’t have had it any other way.

 

Danielle & Noah Wedding - Cold Spring Country Club NY - Bride & Groom Kiss - Photography by Brett Matthews

Danielle & Noah Wedding – Cold Spring Country Club NY – Bride & Groom Kiss – Photography by Brett Matthews

 

Congratulations, Danielle and Noah!

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

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