Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding – Chuppah – Guastavino’s – by Joshua Zuckerman
We love when a bride puts a unique spin on wedding traditions. Symbolizing the home of the soon-to-be newlyweds, the chuppah is one of the most important aspects of the Jewish wedding ceremony. It also lets the bride be creative with décor, and express their personality and style. This week, we talked with our featured bride Madalyn about her breathtaking Lucite and suspended floral chuppah.
Part 3: Ceremony
When guests began arriving at Guastavino’s for Madalyn and Jon’s wedding, New York City was in the midst of its first snowfall of the season. Everyone was more than happy to take cover inside the warm, picturesque venue, but what they were about to see would exceed all expectations. Read More
No other flower announces the arrival of spring more than the tulip. With its pretty layered petals and cheerful character, the tulip is an ideal flower choice for the bride who is have her wedding between March and June. There are over 3000 varieties of tulips available in a spectrum of colors ranging from crisp white with to soft pastels to vivid hues of purple, yellow, pink, orange, and red.
Originating in Persia and Turkey, the tulip’s name derives from the Turkish word for gauze, the fabric used for turbans, and refers to the flower’s turban-like shape. Introduced to Europe in the 16th century, tulips became incredibly popular. In the Netherlands, the flower’s demand caused “tulip mania” where the price per bulb became so high that the markets crashed! Read More
Finding your dream job is not always a linear path. Getting there is a journey full of experiences that can act as stepping-stones toward realizing what you are truly meant to do. Just ask Lauren Bohl White of A White Cake. As one of New York City’s most sought after wedding cake designers, Lauren creates magnificent desserts for couples to enjoy on their special day. Just one look at Lauren’s jaw-dropping creations and it’s hard to imagine her doing anything that doesn’t involve baking stunning cakes and sweets!
We’ve had the pleasure of working together with Lauren on many weddings. So we were especially excited when she agreed to be interviewed for Bride & Blossom’s Women Paving the Aisle series. To our surprise, we learned that Lauren had a career as an interior designer before starting her business. Here, she talks about her decision to go back to culinary school, what goes into to making her dazzling floral adorned wedding cakes, and how she stays creatively inspired. Read More
One of the best things about working with brides is hearing about how they found their dream wedding dress and the personal touches that will go into making the big day extra meaningful. This week, our featured bride Madalyn shares the story behind finding her gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown!
Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding – Bride – Guastavino’s – by Joshua Zuckerman
Part 2: Gown & Personals
“I felt totally comfortable and like myself in my dress, which is exactly what I wanted for my wedding day,” says Madalyn. For many brides, finding the perfect wedding ensemble can be a daunting task. But the process came together effortlessly for this bride. “I found my dress at Carolina Herrera, and chose it because I thought the style was so classic and elegant,” she recalls. Read More
When Ceci Johnson first started making wedding invitations after work in her NYC apartment, “couture design” was still an unknown concept in the industry. Still, this type of approach felt right to her. When you love and believe in what you do, great work follows. And soon, people take notice and want to be a part of whatever it is you are doing. Ceci is proof of this. In less than a year’s time, she went from creating wedding stationery for friends in the late hours of the night to being singled out as a special talent by the New York design world! Read More
We are excited to introduce Madalyn, our Bride & Blossom featured bride for March. Madalyn and Jon said “I do” on a snowy winter day in December at Guastavino’s. Here is the first chapter of their wedding story.
Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding – Bride & Groom – Guastavino’s – by Joshua Zuckerman
Part 1: Engagement & Planning
When the time came to propose to Madalyn, Jon made sure the life changing moment would exceed her greatest expectations. Knowing that she wanted to visit Beacon, NY, Jon planned an end-of-summer trip to the picturesque upstate city. Their itinerary started with a scenic Saturday morning hike up Mount Beacon. It was suppose to be a relaxing start to the day, but Jon’s pace suggested otherwise. Madalyn remembers, “He was practically racing up the mountain!” Read More