June 3, 2020

Dayna & Matthew: A Vibrant Beach Soirée at Gurney’s Montauk

Dayna and Matthew Wedding - Bride and Groom Kissing Bouquet Moongate Flower Arch - Gurney's Montauk - Andreas and Nico

Dayna and Matthew Wedding – Bride and Groom Kissing Bouquet Moongate Flower Arch – Gurney’s Montauk – Andreas and Nico

 

When Dayna and Matthew first met at the go-to-Friday-night bar in their senior year of college, sparks flew right away. “I wasn’t looking for anything serious though. I was just trying to have a good time. But Matthew was very persistent that we were going to continue dating,” Dayna looks back and says with a laugh. His relentless effort paid off and eight years later, the couple exchanged vows in a magnificent summer wedding at Gurney’s Montauk.

We are excited to introduce Dayna, our BB Featured Bride for June. Here she shares the first part of her and Matthew’s love story.
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May 21, 2020

15 Famous Brides And Their Wedding Bouquets

Priyanka Chopra Bouquet - via marthastewartweddings.com

Priyanka Chopra Bouquet – via marthastewartweddings.com

 

From the dress and shoes to hairstyle and manicure, every detail of the bride’s ensemble is an expression of her unique style. Personal expression is the one thing that we regular folk have in common with princesses, A-list actresses, and influencers when it comes to saying ‘I Do.’ Personal expression cannot be bought for a high price tag – it is part of you and comes from within.

While we love talking about gowns and accessories, nothing gets us more excited than the topic of wedding bouquets. We could go on for hours about the fresh, sophisticated romance of Priyanka Chopra’s ribbon accented arrangement. Since many of our clients have celebrity wedding photos pinned to their vision boards, we thought it would be fun to highlight the famous brides whose bouquets captured our eyes, hearts, and imaginations over the last near seventy years.
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May 13, 2020

Planning A Wedding During Covid-19: How Couples Can Stay Healthy And Sane

Amanda & Daniel Wedding - Bride and Groom Brides Bouquet Lisianthus Ranunculus O'Hara Rose Sweet Pea - Stonebridge Country Club Long Island - by Off Beet Productions

Amanda & Daniel Wedding – Bride and Groom Brides Bouquet Lisianthus Ranunculus O’Hara Rose Sweet Pea – Stonebridge Country Club Long Island – by Off Beet Productions

 

Couples planning a wedding as a health crisis sweeps the globe are experiencing pressures and anxiety like never before. Our hearts go out to each and every one of you. Weddings are as social as events come and making sure people are safe while approaching the ever-evolving situation is challenging to say the least.

While many aspects of life feel out of control right now, you do have control over your health and wellness. “Pandemic or not, wedding planning is a journey you take on together,” Empowerment/Health Coach Colette Lettieri says. “While incredibly overwhelming, try to focus on the fact that nothing is really changing, except possibly the date. You are still marrying the person with whom you are in love. If anything, you are going through that first major crossroads before saying ‘I Do.’ This fact is so important to acknowledge because it solidifies your relationship even more. Start by asking, ‘How can we help each other get through this period together?’”
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May 7, 2020

DIY Flower Arrangements: Real BB Wedding Centerpieces You Can Make At Home

Shoshana & Michael Wedding - Low Centerpiece - Carlyle on the Green - Susan Stripling Photography

Shoshana & Michael Wedding – Low Centerpiece – Carlyle on the Green – Susan Stripling Photography

 

We are all spending A LOT MORE time at home right now. Many of us are using this period to declutter, organize, and redecorate in an effort to create a space that is warm, inviting, and well, feels good. Nothing lifts the spirit of the home like an arrangement of fresh flowers. Bountiful blooms at the center of the table or a petite bouquet on the window sill gives any room an instant mood makeover.

You are not alone if you meet the task of properly arranging flowers with hesitation. The eye-catching centerpieces peppering Instagram, Pinterest, and home decor magazines look incredibly complex, even to an expert’s eye. But this shouldn’t hold you back from exploring the joys of artful flower arranging. It is an accessible and easy to acquire skill and we are here to help. Going through the Real BB Wedding archives, we picked beautiful arrangements to get you started. Read on to learn how to recreate these blooming lovelies at home.
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April 30, 2020

Interview with Bridal Hairstylist Marissa Molnar

Marissa Molnar - Founder of Marissa Molnar Hairstyling - Susan Shek Photography

Marissa Molnar – Founder of Marissa Molnar Hairstyling – Susan Shek Photography

 

How you choose to wear your hair down the aisle is going to stay with you for the rest of your life – in wedding photos. For Marissa Molnar, however, a bride’s hairstyle goes much deeper than achieving that picture-perfect look. From the second they sit in her chair until whisking off in the getaway car, she wants her clients to feel completely present in the moment, connected, and comfortable with how they look. When these elements are all in check, achieving that radiant glow every bride dreams about is inevitable.
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April 23, 2020

Beautiful Long Tablescape Decor Ideas For Your Wedding Reception

Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding - Low Centerpiece - The Foundry - Anastasiia Photography

Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding – Low Centerpiece – The Foundry – Anastasiia Photography

 

Your reception is going to be the longest part of your wedding. From the decor details to the furniture, how you choose to display your tablescape will have a huge impact on the tone of the evening. While long, communal tables have been used for lavish royal affairs throughout history, they provide a relaxed and flexible setting for today’s couples to work with. And that dreaded task of putting together the seating chart? Compared to smaller round tables, they are easier to arrange guests in a way so that everyone feels equally welcome. Basically, you wont be faced with the question, “Who are we going to put at the far corner table?”
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