December 21, 2017

Something Blue: A Creative Take on Wedding Tradition

Dear Brides-to-Be, you are about to be handed a long list of wedding traditions, which you’ll be expected to take care of. And at the top is “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” The first three clauses of the bridal good luck rhyme are easy to nail – family and friends will be showering you with heirlooms and tokens once the engagement news breaks. But that last one, something blue, can be a little tricky. And what does it even mean exactly?

We did some digging and something blue stands for “purity, love, and fidelity,” principles you definitely want going in to your wedding day. For the bride in need of inspiration for her something blue, here are some of our favorite creative takes on the wedding tradition.
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December 19, 2017

Gorgeous Decor Ideas for Your Winter Wedding

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. for weddings. We love working with our winter brides to create a day that is beautiful and captures the magic of the season. From the breathtaking snowfalls to playful embellishments to color palettes that range from whispery white and silver to rich berry tones, inspiration can be found everywhere you look!

Here’s a round up of gorgeous decor ideas for your winter wedding that won’t leave guests feeling like they are trapped inside a souvenir snow globe.

Ceremony: Make It A Walk to Remember
When it comes to planning your ceremony, draw from winter’s natural beauty for aisle and alter decorations, lighting, and accent details.
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December 16, 2017

Your Complete Guide To Bridal Veils

From the earrings to the shoes, bridal accessories are key to pulling together your look for the big day. And for many brides, the veil is of particular importance. But with so many styles to choose from, how do know which is the right one for you?

Mary & Galen Wedding - Ceremony Arch Greenery and White Flowers - The Hudson Hotel NYC - Photography by Jac and Thom

Mary & Galen Wedding – Ceremony Arch Greenery and White Flowers – The Hudson Hotel NYC – Photography by Jac and Thom

 

After seeing countless stunning veils featured in our Real BB Weddings, we suggest to first think about the most piece in a bride’s closet – the gown. Consider the veil as something that complements your gown – it should accentuate, not distract, from the gown’s overall beauty and style. To help the bride-to-be in search of the perfect headpiece, we put together a complete guide to bridal veils so you look and feel your best walking down the aisle!
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December 12, 2017

Interview with Laura Hooper of Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Calligraphy literally means “beautiful handwriting” in Greek. First appearing around 600 BC in Rome, calligraphy was a highly regarded form of artistic expression, later used to adorn the pages of sacred religious texts. In China, calligraphy was the most revered visual art form, valued above painting and sculpture. With its focus on speed, streamlined methods, and sleek minimalist design, the modern age sought a new way communicate words on the page. Print and typefaces were introduced and soon handwritten letters were replaced with ones generated on a typewriter. Today, notes, no matter how important, are often reduced to a quick text or email.
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December 8, 2017

Bride & Blossom’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Does it feel like you spend more time running around trying to find the perfect holiday gifts than actually enjoying the spirit of the season? Well, Bride & Blossom is here to help! We’ve got you covered whether you are on the hunt for beauty and wellness luxuries, warm and cozy winter necessities, or gorgeous home decor. Read on to get our ultimate gift guide full of creative and unique ideas sure to make your friends and loved ones gasp with delight.

Venus Earrings - via metmuseum.org

Venus Earrings – via metmuseum.org

 

Perfect for any occasion, these stunning earrings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art are inspired by those worn by the Roman goddess in the famous work Venus in Front of a Mirror by master painter Peter Paul Rubens.
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December 5, 2017

Make It Personal: Unique Wedding Table Number Ideas

There’s nothing we love more than to see a couple use wedding decor to share chapters from their love story. Table numbers are a great way to add a personal touch to your reception. The idea is not to over do it. You don’t want your wedding table numbers to outshine centerpieces and disrupt the decorative flow you worked so hard to achieve! Rather, they should complement the table atmosphere while expressing your love and personality. For the bride in need of inspiration, we went through the Real BB Wedding archives and rounded up our favorite table number designs.

 

Christina & Damon - High Centerpiece - Book Themed Centerpiece - Windows on the Water - Stephen Govel Photography

Christina & Damon – High Centerpiece – Book Themed Centerpiece – Windows on the Water – Stephen Govel Photography


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