November 5, 2019

Lauren & Lou: A Classically Modern Affair At Natirar

Lauren & Lou Wedding - Bride Groom Portrait - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Lauren & Lou Wedding – Bride Groom Portrait – Natirar – Pat Furey Photography

 

Not every love story is a page turner from the beginning. Some need a couple of chapters to really get going, but the wait is always worth it in the end. “We met in college,” Lauren says. “I knew right away that I wanted to be with Lou. It took him a few more years to figure it out.”

We are excited to introduce Lauren, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for November. Lauren and Lou married on a picturesque day at Natirar. Here she shares the beginning of their Real BB Wedding Story.
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October 31, 2019

BB Behind The Scenes: Fall Floral Trends We Love

Showroom with Rachel - BB behind the scenes - Fall Floral Trends - Kim Mancuso Photography

Showroom with Rachel – BB behind the scenes – Fall Floral Trends – Kim Mancuso Photography

 

As Part of our new BB Behind the Scenes series, we are taking you into our New York City showroom, sharing tips, trends, and advice about wedding flowers, planning, fashion, and so much more. This is a space where we really get to know our couples and how they envision their special day. In creative collaboration, we choose the blooms, decor, and mood that is a genuine expression of their love, personality, and style. Simply put, the Bride & Blossom Showroom is where all the magic happens and we are thrilled to open it up to our readers and followers.
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October 24, 2019

Melanie & Nick Celebrate With a Dance-Til-You-Drop Reception

Melanie & Nick Wedding - Bride and Groom First Dance - Suffolk Theater - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – Bride and Groom First Dance – Suffolk Theater – Sean Gallery Photography

 

After the ceremony, everyone was ready for a Hollywood rated celebration which began with cocktail hour – signature drinks were named after the newlywed’s favorite film quotes. Melanie looks back and says, “We wanted to capture the opulence of the roaring 20s.” As important as the flowers, the music helped to set a mood of stylish free-spiritedness for the evening. Here, Melanie shares the final chapter in her and Nick’s Real BB Wedding Story.

Part 4: Reception, Centerpieces, and Sweetheart Table

Custom designed escort cards that looked like vintage movie tickets, which were created by the maid of honor, directed guests to their seats. Along with numbers, tables were marked with signs featuring Melanie and Nick’s favorite movies such as Indiana Jones, The Princess Bride, and The Incredibles. “We also painted the ‘movie poster’ frames. They were originally white $1 plastic frames from IKEA,” Melanie says with a laugh. Each place setting was topped with pins, also made by the bride, with designs inspired by the movie table marker.
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October 22, 2019

Interview With Michael Fitzgerald & George Plionis – Designers of ‘Til Death Do Us Part’ Wedding Jewelry

Michael Fitzgerald George Plionis - Designers Of Til Death Do Us Part Jewelry Collection

Michael Fitzgerald George Plionis – Designers Of Til Death Do Us Part Jewelry Collection

 

On an unseasonably warm afternoon in early Autumn, we met with Michael Fitzgerald and George Plionis at Fitzgerald Jewelry in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Michael is originally from Ireland and runs Fitzgerald Jewelry along with wife Hiroyo. Born in Australia, George is a designer and Assistant Professor of Product and Industrial Design at Parsons. In collaboration, they created ‘Til Death Do Us Part,’ an engagement and wedding collection.

Admittedly, when we first heard about wedding jewelry that flirts with beliefs about love, death, and the afterlife, our first thought was, “How possibly could that work?” Our immediate second thought was “We have to see it for ourselves.” After viewing the collection in person, it was evident that these pieces, despite the fact that some have skulls, were about celebrating life and the here and now while honoring the bond we make to another.
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October 18, 2019

Melanie & Nick Take Center Stage To Say “I Do”

Melanie & Nick Wedding - Ceremony -Suffolk Theater - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – Ceremony -Suffolk Theater – Sean Gallery Photography

 

After walking the red carpet, guests entered the lobby of The Suffolk Theater for Melanie and Nick’s wedding. A festive mood filled the air (literally) – a floating canopy of balloons trimmed with florals and ribbon hung overhead. While the movie theme was apparent, the couple kept the rest of their wedding details under wraps. Melanie reveals, “One of the surprises was that we made our own escort cards to look like tickets. The theater has an original ticket booth from the 1930s. Nick’s friend, who is an actor, stood in the booth handing out tickets and ushering everyone into the theater.” Here, she talks about sharing the spotlight with Nick to say “I Do” in front of family and friends.
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October 14, 2019

Bride & Blossom’s Top Picks From New York Bridal Fall 2020

Monique Lhuillier - New York Bridal Fall 2020 - via vogue.com

Monique Lhuillier – New York Bridal Fall 2020 – via vogue.com

 

New York Bridal Fall 2020 just wrapped up and we are still swooning over the gorgeous looks unveiled by designers Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, and Carolina Herrera among others. Major trends included fairytale florals, modern lace, flutter sleeves, and celestial accents. We loved it all, but there were a few gowns that captured our hearts and imaginations and just wouldn’t let go.

After flowers, we love talking about the fashion and accessories our brides will be wearing on their big day. With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to share our favorite bridal looks for the upcoming season with all of you.
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