July 23, 2019

5 Questions Every Couple Should Ask Their Wedding Photographer

Kristen & Joe Wedding - Bride Groom - Trumpets at the Gate - Kim Mancuso Photography

Kristen & Joe Wedding – Bride Groom – Trumpets at the Gate – Kim Mancuso Photography

 

After months of researching Instagram. Pinterest, and wedding planning websites, you’ve finally chosen a wedding photographer. But the work doesn’t stop there. With so many variables coming into play, maintaining clear and open communication with the person or company shooting your wedding is paramount. Nothing is worse than experiencing a newlywed buzz kill because of unforeseen additional costs or your photos were actually taken by a ‘photographer-in-training.’

We couldn’t think of a better person to give advice on the subject than photographer Kim Mancuso. Below, Kim discusses the five questions every couple should ask their wedding photographer.
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July 21, 2019

7 Secular Wedding Traditions That Bring Meaning To Your Big Day

Jean & Bryan Wedding - Candle Lighting Ceremony - Bronx Post Office - by Karen Wise

Jean & Bryan Wedding – Candle Lighting Ceremony – Bronx Post Office – by Karen Wise

 

If we’ve noticed anything after doing weddings for over a decade, it’s that each couple is completely unique and different from the next. How they choose to carry out their wedding ceremony is a beautiful demonstration of this fact. And many couples today desire a secular ceremony to signify their union. Here are seven non-religious wedding traditions that can be used to express your love and commitment to each other.

Unity Candle Lighting Ceremony
We talked about the sacredness of candle lighting in a Greek Orthodox wedding. The tradition doesn’t have to be based in a religion, however. The unity candle lighting ceremony is a beautiful way to honor your big day. Three candles are needed to perform the ritual – one for each partner and one to symbolize the new marriage. Before the ceremony, each set of parents lights a candle. Then the officiant reads a script, addressing the couple and their relationship. Finally, using the two smaller candles, the couple lights the larger candle to seal their union.
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July 16, 2019

Interview With Daniela Grafman of Vision Event Co.

Daniela Grafman - photo courtesy of Vision Event Co.

Daniela Grafman – photo courtesy of Vision Event Co.

 

As Chief Amazement Officer of Vision Event Co., an event planning company based in New York City, Daniela Grafman wears many hats. She’s a self-described ‘Mama Bear’ to a talented team of individuals who work with clients ranging from non-profit and corporate to couples planning their wedding. Daniela could be planning a gala at the New York Public Library one day, scheduling the speaker line up for a design conference the next, and on Friday, fine-tuning last minute details with vendors for the weekend’s nuptials at The Foundry. Being able to navigate from event to event while catering to each client’s expectations comes from over ten years of experience in the industry.
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July 14, 2019

Religious & Cultural Wedding Traditions and What They Mean

Rashna & Sean Wedding - Ceremony - Bronx Zoo - Dideo Films Photography

Rashna & Sean Wedding – Ceremony – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography

One of the best things about doing weddings in New York City is the richness of diversity here. We get to work with couples that represent many religions and cultures from around the world. They want to incorporate elements that symbolize their faith and backgrounds during their wedding. Often times, a union is marked by the coming together of different beliefs and practices. Either way, it’s unforgettable to witness the bond of marriage center around something that is so important to two people. Here’s a look at various religious and cultural wedding traditions and what they mean.
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July 5, 2019

Keep Guests Cool at Your Outdoor Summer Wedding

Sara & Mitch Wedding - Van Leeuwans Ice Cream Truck - The-Foundry - Craig Paulson Studio

Sara & Mitch Wedding – Van Leeuwans Ice Cream Truck – The-Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio

 

There are many upsides to having an outdoor summer wedding – beautiful backdrop, vibrant seasonal flowers, and blue, sun-filled skies just to name a few. But this is also a time when the temps soar, and the mere thought of being away from air conditioning makes some faint. As a couple, you’ve done everything to make sure you both are fresh as can be during the big day. But what about your guests? Many are traveling from far and wide to share this exciting experience with you. The last thing you want is for them to only remember how uncomfortably hot they were when you exchanged vows. Here are fifteen amazing ideas to keep guests cool at your outdoor summer wedding.
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June 29, 2019

Long Stem Wedding Bouquet Ideas For Every Type Of Bride

Long Stem Wedding Bouquet - via elle.com.au

Long Stem Wedding Bouquet – via elle.com.au

 

One of our favorite floral designs to collaborate on with brides is the bouquet. There are so ways to go with what is the most personal element of your wedding flowers. A forecasted wedding trend for 2019 is the long stem bouquet. We’re hesitant to use the word “trend” here, because it suggests that what is “in” now will be “passé” sooner or later. It is our aim to create designs that speak to a bride’s style and personality, something she can look back at years from now and still be happy with. This is what makes the long stem bouquet so wonderful. While it will bring dramatic flair to your big day look (heads will turn, we promise), it complements styles ranging from classic to romantic to modern. Here are fifteen gorgeous long stem wedding bouquet ideas for every type of bride.
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