November 30, 2021

Allison & Josh Celebrate with a Beautiful, Multi-Cultural Reception

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Allison and Josh Wedding – Reception Entertainment Chinese Dragon – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography

The weddings we remember most are those that are a true expression of a couple’s love and personality. Allison and Josh let guests know that nuptials were going to be uniquely genuine before a ceremony program was handed out or centerpiece was put on display. “We had our welcome dinner at Shun Lee West the night before,” Allison says. “We tried to weave in both of our backgrounds.” A nod to the bride’s Chinese heritage and groom’s Jewish faith continued through the festive, multi-cultural reception. Here, Allison shares the final chapter in her Real BB wedding story.
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November 23, 2021

Allison & Josh Exchange Vows in an Intimate, Late-Summer Ceremony

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Allison and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Chuppah – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography

Having met and fallen in love in New York City, Allison and Josh couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. “We wanted to host our family and friends in the city that played such an important role in our relationship,” the bride says. “We looked at one venue in Manhattan before checking out the New York Botanical Garden. The second we stepped on the grounds, we knew it was the place for us.” Here, she looks back on their intimate, late-summer ceremony.”
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November 16, 2021

BB Featured Bride Allison on Her Dream Wedding Dress by Maison Signore

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Allison and Josh Wedding – Brides Dress – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography

For those who have dreamed of their wedding since childhood, first thoughts about all the beauty and flourish they will incorporate to make the day extraordinary often center around what they will wear. “Growing up, the extent of my wedding fantasy started and ended with the dress,” BB Featured Bride Allison says. “The groom and everything else just seemed like minor details.” In addition to the preliminary years of conceptualizing, Allison arrived to her first appointment at Kleinfeld with “6 months of online shopping under my belt.” What happened next sounds more like a perfectly executed scene from a classic Hollywood movie starring Audrey Hepburn as the bride-to-be than real life. Here, Allison talks about her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and personals.
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November 8, 2021

Allison & Josh: Romantic Elegance at New York Botanical Garden

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Allison and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography

In the age of dating apps, so many things need to be in sync for two people to hit it off on the first meeting. Past experiences and expectations are significant factors in this type of situation and both individuals may not be on the same page. Time, in some cases, however, works out the kinks of matchmaking. Allison recalls her first date with Josh. “We initially connected in 2017 on Hinge. We got drinks and the date went well enough that we both seemed open to seeing each other again.” They made plans for a second date at the Comedy Cellar only to have Josh cancel at the last minute. “Josh pretty much ghosted me for the next six months. I had just been on a great first date when he re-emerged. Something told me to give him another chance. It’s part of our story, though a part we kept from our families until it was revealed at our wedding,” she says with a laugh.
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November 2, 2021

Health & Beauty Expert Dayna Hart On How To Achieve A Radiant Bridal Glow (From the Inside Out)

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Jillian & Sean Wedding – Bouquet – Guastavinos – by Joseph Lin

We’ve all been tested this past year and half in ways like never before. For most, the effects on our physical and mental health have been noticeable. The decisions we make regarding body, mind, and spirit become all the more critical during periods of prolonged stress. The path to finding balance in order to achieve and maintain optimal health and beauty feels meandering and plotted with obstacles.

Dayna Hart of Violet Grace can attest to this predicament many women are finding themselves in right now. Dayna founded Violet Grace as “a multidisciplinary beauty and wellness established to integrate time-tested elements of health, healing, and beauty with a practical understanding of the modern cosmetic and wellness industries to enhance the mind, body, and soul.” Clients come to her seeking guidance as they embark on a personal journey to look and feel their best. Since this is a goal of most brides-to-be, we asked Dayna what advice she has for our readers who are in the midst of planning a wedding. Read on to hear what she had to say.
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October 26, 2021

Joye & Scott Celebrate Under Fireworks

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Joye and Scott Wedding – Bride and Groom Kissing Fireworks – Tribeca Rooftop – Rafal Ostrowski Photography

One thing can be said about planning a wedding during a pandemic – you’ll have to modify your original vision. It’s not all bad though, we promise. Working with couples over the past year and half, we’ve noticed a willingness to step outside of the box, break rules, and be creative like never before. It’s inspiring to see how two people navigate uncharted waters, figuring out what matters most to them in order to put together a day that is an honest and heartfelt expression of their love.
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