One thing can be said about planning a wedding during a pandemic – you’ll have to modify your original vision. It’s not all bad though, we promise. Working with couples over the past year and half, we’ve noticed a willingness to step outside of the box, break rules, and be creative like never before. It’s inspiring to see how two people navigate uncharted waters, figuring out what matters most to them in order to put together a day that is an honest and heartfelt expression of their love.
This was certainly the case for Joye and Scott. Their Fourth of July nuptials were a true example of how to make the best of a situation, and do so with style and ease. Joye recalls, “Many guests commented that our wedding was so different from any they had been to before.” Here, she shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
Part 3: Centerpieces & Neon Sign
After the ceremony finished, friends and family gathered for the reception where they were greeted by a welcome sign carrying a message from the newlyweds – it was time to celebrate. Enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres, everyone eventually found their seats for dinner, noticing the eye-catching décor on the way.
The tablescape continued the bohemian romance theme and was adorned with arrangements of two different designs. The first style took shape in a high centerpiece featuring a harlow stand topped with majolica spray roses, quicksand roses, avalanche roses, and café au lait dahlias in shades of blush, mauve, toffee, and white paired with fan palm leaves, Italian ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus, dried white ruscus, and pampas grass. A trio of stemmed glass candles illuminated the florals. Other tables were topped with a cluster of bud arrangements featuring similar flowers complemented by hurricane candles. The play between high and low elements, asymmetry, and various textures created a sense of dramatic movement across the room.
With the pressure finally off, the couple wanted this part of their wedding to be as relaxed and fun as possible. “We decided to forego some of the usual traditions.” Joye explains. “Scott and I did our first dance, but opted out of dancing with parents and wedding party speeches. We wanted to keep a laidback atmosphere and make sure there would be enough time to see the fireworks without having to rush through a set schedule.” Getting their guests to the rooftop ended up being a high point of the night. “Our band, Hudson Horns, led the way with a march. It was amazing,” Joye remembers.
From saying “I Do” against the Manhattan skyline to having their daughter be a part of the festivities to a premium viewing of NYC’s Fourth of July spectacular, Joye and Scott’s wedding was filled with once-in-a-lifetime moments. Perhaps, a reflective sentiment on the day can best be summed up in the neon sign reading “It was all a dream,” which was on display during the reception. “There was an issue with my original choice, and the company sent this one as the second option,” Joye recalls. “It worked out in the end because the ‘dream’ sign was perfect for us.”
Congratulations, Joye & Scott! Thank you for sharing your Real BB Wedding story with us!
Couple’s Vendor List
Venue: Tribeca Rooftop + 360
Photographer: Rafal Ostrowski Photography
Bride’s Dress: Pallas Collective
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Tux: J.Crew
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Fame + Partners
Groomsmen’s Suits: Generation Tux
Hair: Seneda Ceka
Makeup: Jisel Nunez
Seating Chart + Table Numbers: Up Close + Personalized
Lighting: AV Workshop
Neon Sign: Howdy Dudey
Band: Hudson Horns
Favors: Moms 4 Moms