July 11, 2018

Featured Bride Ashley On Her Fashion-Forward Bridal Suit By Jean-Ralph Thurin

Ashley & Tiffany Wedding - Couple Portrait - Green Building Brooklyn - Amber Gress Photography

Ashley & Tiffany Wedding – Couple Portrait – Green Building Brooklyn – Amber Gress Photography

 

If there’s one time in your life to wear something that reflects the truest you, it’s when you get married. And not everyone dreams of wearing a long, flowing wedding dress down the aisle. Just ask our featured bride Ashley. Here, she talks about her stunning Jean-Ralph Thurin ensemble and the personal touches that she incorporated into the big day.

Part 2: Wedding Ensemble & Personals

When asked about how she chose her wedding day attire, Ashley begins, “I knew that I didn’t want to wear a dress.” Today, just about every top designer includes a few alternative options for the fashion-forward bride. She continues, “But I couldn’t find anything in the local boutiques. Then I came across the designer Jean-Ralph Thurin and made an appointment at his shop in Somerville, New Jersey.” During their meeting, Ashley detailed what she had in mind and the designer sketched it right on the spot.
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July 5, 2018

Ashley & Tiffany: Modern Romance at The Green Building in Brooklyn

Ashley & Tiffany Wedding - Couple Portrait - Green Building - Brooklyn - Amber Gress Photography

Ashley & Tiffany Wedding – Couple Portrait – Green Building – Brooklyn – Amber Gress Photography

 

You meet so many people in college. Some remain just people you casually say “hi” to on campus, while others become dear and trusted friends. And if you are really lucky, you encounter a person so special and unique that they become something more, a relationship grows, and love happens. “I met Tiffany through a mutual acquaintance and we have been inseparable ever since.”

We are excited to introduce Ashley, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for July! Ashley and Tiffany exchanged vows on a beautiful day at The Green Building in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Here is the first chapter in their love story.
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June 27, 2018

Jean & Bryan Celebrate Saying “I Do” With A Romantic, Fun-filled Reception

Jean & Bryan Wedding - Bride & Groom - Bronx Post Office by Karen Wise

Jean & Bryan Wedding – Bride & Groom – Bronx Post Office by Karen Wise

 

After Jean and Bryan exchanged vows, guests gathered in the iconic lobby of the Bronx Post Office for cocktail hour. Everyone enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres amidst the backdrop of the famous murals by artist Ben Shaun. Once the newlyweds made their happy entrance, celebrations really got underway.

Part 4: Reception, Heat Table, and Centerpieces

As everyone entered the reception area, an atmospheric evening light had just started filtering through the venue to beautiful effect. Jean and Bryan along with thirty guests took their seats at the head table where they were welcomed by a magnificent floral display evoking a mood of enchanted romance. A gorgeous mix curly willow, blush cherry blossoms, white hydrangeas, roses, snapdragons, delphiniums, burgundy scabiosas, brunia berries, and greenery were arranged on tall metal stands. Accented by teardrop-shaped glass bubbled, the blooms gave the impression of a floral chandelier hanging above the tablescape. Complementing petite floral arrangements brought an intimate feel to the dining space.
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June 20, 2018

Jean & Bryan Say “I do” In A Beautiful, Heartfelt Ceremony

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

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

 

It was just days before their wedding at the Bronx Post Office and Jean and Bryan still didn’t know how the space was going to look. Uncertainty wasn’t with the décor – they had all those boxes checked. It had to do with the fact that through out the planning and design process, the couple was continually working against the day-to-day changes that the space was undergoing in the midst of construction.

Jean and Bryan alleviated many of their anxieties by making sentiment and tradition ever present themes through out the day. And once the bride and her father took to the aisle, it was clear to everyone that the couple’s wedding vision had been realized, and ultimately exceeded all expectations.
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June 19, 2018

Pretty Decor Ideas With Queen Anne’s Lace Wedding Flowers

queen anne's lace wedding flowers - via pinterest.com

queen anne’s lace wedding flowers – via pinterest.com

 

If we had to make a list of our favorite flower fillers, Queen Anne’s lace would be at the top. What makes this delicate and expressive bloom so special is its versatility. Naturally growing in the wild, Queen Anne’s lace is often used in rustic arrangements. At the same time, it brings texture and lightness to more classic flower displays.

The story behind the flower is as interesting as its rounded, nest-like appearance. Queen Anne, the wife of King James I, was challenged by her friends to create lace as beautiful as flowers. While endeavored in her project, she pierced her finger. The flower’s red-purple center represents droplets of her blood. In the language of flowers, Queen Anne’s lace symbolizes sanctuary and protection.
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June 15, 2018

Wedding Cocktail Hour Ideas Guaranteed To Wow Your Guests

cocktail hour sign - via 100layercake.com

cocktail hour sign – via 100layercake.com

 

Congratulations! You’ve exchanged vows and now it’s time to party! Wedding cocktail hour provides a perfect opportunity for the just married couple to showcase their personality and style. From decor and styling to the drink menu to entertainment, there are many ways to set the tone for that time following the ceremony when celebrations really start to get underway. We rounded up creative and fun ideas that will have your guests talking about your cocktail hour long after the last glass of champagne and hors d’oeuvre are served.

Gorgeous Decor: Linens & Centerpieces

Make cocktail tables stand out with a stunning linen and floral centerpiece combo. For a dramatic table top, tie rich burgundy fabric with a blush satin bow and top with a lovely white and wine colored arrangement set in a shimmering vase. After setting up a light under the tables, cover the tops with scallop-textured linens and submerged greenery centerpieces to create an ambiance of natural enchantment. Luxe linens paired with soft colored blooms in mirror vases radiate romantic elegance.
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