Once the ring went on your finger, you knew your wedding would take place in New York City. The city is peppered with numerous venues ranging in size, style, and atmosphere. While the selection is great, the plethora of choices makes finding the perfect spot to exchange vows a stressful endeavor. And as the vision for your big day takes shape, you may start to realize that a huge hotel affair just isn’t for you. Perhaps, a cool loft space or quaint garden setting is more your style. Well your in luck! More and more couples are choosing to get married at alternative NYC wedding venues. We’ve had the pleasure of doing weddings at all the venues discussed below and can say with confidence, they exude unforgettable character, beauty, and ambiance. Added bonus: they cost less (for the most part) and are more flexible when it comes to availability, creative styling, and presentation. Read More
We always like to end the year on a reflective note. 2017 has been wonderful for Bride & Blossom and our hearts are overflowing with gratitude.
First, the warmest thank you to our brides! We loved getting to know each of you as the plans for your special day took shape. You are all unique, but share one thing in common – a wish for a wedding that is not only unforgettable, but also a sincere reflection of your personality and style. Your visions inspire us to design wedding florals that are beautiful, one-of-a-kind, and a true statement of love.
We’ve been fortunate to connect with committed vendors in the wedding industry. This past year, our professional relationships continued to grow and strengthen, laying the groundwork for more exciting collaborations in the future. Read More
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian – Wedding – via brides.com
She is the queen of the tennis court after all. So it’s no surprise that when Serena Williams started planning for her wedding to Alexis Ohanian, she envisioned an affair fit-for-royalty. Evoking the air of a decadent French ball, the wedding took place at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. It was nothing short of a fairy-tale with a glamorous celebrity guest list like never before. To give you an idea, the ceremony looked like the front row of a fashion show with onlookers eagerly waiting for the bride to take to the runway! Read More
Linda Sergeant is a prime example that professional success comes from setting goals, hard work, and staying true to your beliefs. After years of working in the travel, Linda realized that people wanted a more hands-on approach to vacation planning, something that the industry was sorely lacking at the time. She saw the opportunity, jumped on it, and in 2005, founded Far and Away Luxury Destinations, which specializes in personally-tailored experiences for clients.
Ask anyone who loves to travel, and they will tell you visiting new and far off places is all about the ‘experience.’ Seeing popular tourist sites and eating favorite local dishes are just scratching at the surface. Using her expertise and global network of contacts, Linda dives deep into a place to pinpoint its unique offerings, and matches them with her clients’ individual interests, tastes, and desires. They come away with an unforgettable experience that is life-changing and full of meaning. Read More
With its golden glow and rich colors, fall casts a romantic allure that cannot be denied. Even celebrities succumb to the season’s intoxicating spell and plan their weddings from late September through early December. Just recently, two star weddings caught our eye – Kate Upton and Verlander and Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham. While these weddings are drastically different in style, they are both heartfelt expressions that celebrate each couple’s love and personality.
With engagement season fast upon us, we could not think of anyone better to feature in our Industry Influencer series than Michael and Hiroyo Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Jewelry. Michael and Hiroyo began working as a jewelry design and fabrication team in 2001 when they opened a small studio and workshop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They are also husband and wife, so it makes perfect sense that they specialize in engagement rings and wedding bands.
Finding the dream engagement ring is an exciting, yet stressful endeavor. Whether you are shopping together as a couple or planning to surprise your partner, there are many factors to consider such as budget, style, metal, gemstone, cut, carat, and setting. Above all you, want something that is unique and speaks to your love and commitment to each other. Read More