February 20, 2020

Stefanie & Mike Exchange Vows In A Spectacular Ceremony At Gotham Hall

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Stefanie and Mike Wedding - Bride and Groom Chuppah Bouquet - Gotham Hall - Emma Cleary Photography

Stefanie and Mike Wedding – Bride and Groom Chuppah Bouquet – Gotham Hall – Emma Cleary Photography

 

“I’ll never forget seeing the ballroom for the first time,” BB Featured Bride Stefanie recalls. Gotham Hall’s grand, cavernous space is marked with a 3,000 square foot ceiling above an inlaid marble floor with classical gilded ornamentation all around. Decorating such a distinctive venue can be tricky. One could play it safe with traditional white or take a risk with a vibrant floral display. Stefanie chose the latter and here, she reminisces about her and Mike’s spectacular ceremony.

Part 3: Ceremony & Chuppah 
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February 13, 2020

BB Featured Bride Stefanie on Her Breathtaking Anne Barge Dress

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Stefanie and Mike Wedding - Bridal Portrait - Gotham Hall - Emma Cleary Photography

Stefanie and Mike Wedding – Bridal Portrait – Gotham Hall – Emma Cleary Photography

 

“My Grandma is my best friend.” If you read Part 1 where Stefanie talks about getting engaged, you already know how important her Grandma was in initiating her and Mike’s courtship. This was also true when time came for the bride to start looking for what to wear down the aisle – her Grandma was more than happy to step in and move the process along. Here, Stefanie talks about her breathtaking Anne Barge dress and personals.

Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
“I wasn’t the type of girl who grew up dreaming of a wedding,” Stefanie says. Her Grandma, however, had been giving a lot of thought to the momentous occasion. “She obsessively watched ‘Say Yes to the Dress,’” Stefanie says with a laugh. “Whenever a dress appeared on the show that she liked, she would hit pause, take a picture of her TV screen and send it to me. And then I would have to research the dress online.” After receiving countless photos this way, one dress finally caught Stefanie’s eye. “When I went into Kleinfeld, I still had NO idea what I wanted but asked my consultant to pull that particular dress my Grandma had sent me. I tried the dress on and knew immediately it was the one for me.”
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February 10, 2020

BB Venues We Love: The St. Regis New York

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High Centerpiece / Hannah & Mark / The St. Regis New York / Shira Weinberger Photography

High Centerpiece / Hannah & Mark / The St. Regis New York / Shira Weinberger Photography

 

With its exclusive location, breathtaking atmosphere, and storied history that goes back over a century, The St. Regis is a crown jewel of New York City. Marked by exquisite details from floor to ceiling, the interior radiates beauty and grandeur at every turn. It is no wonder couples desiring a classical luxury wedding choose The St. Regis for their special day. Bride & Blossom has had to opportunity to decorate the venue many times over the years. It is never lost on us what an honor it is to work there.
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February 6, 2020

Stefanie & Mike: Opulent Romance at Gotham Hall

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Stefanie and Mike Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet Chuppah – Gotham Hall – Emma Cleary Photography

 

After seeing a Broadway show with her mom and grandma, Stefanie planned to meet up with friends for a night out in the city. Stefanie reassured them not to worry about how she would get home – her friend Mike had offered to drive in from East Meadow, just a town over from where her parents lived in Long Island and pick her up. She just had to ask. Grandmas know best and Stefanie’s grandma saw the situation clear as day. “If he is going to drive all the way into Manhattan at 1 am to pick you up and then just turn around and bring you home, he must be in love with you.”
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January 26, 2020

The Harlow Stand: Elevating Wedding Table Decor

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Randi & Bryan Wedding - High Centerpiece - Gurneys Montauk - JoVon Photography

Randi & Bryan Wedding – High Centerpiece – Gurneys Montauk – JoVon Photography

 

There are many reasons for wanting lofty table décor – it commands the eye while creating an alluring reception atmosphere. From a practical standpoint, a high centerpiece allows for more space below to accommodate the ever-flowing drinks and cuisine. One major trend we saw in our 2019 Real BB Weddings was the harlow stand. Taking the place of a tall vase, the harlow stand is 4-post metal structure used to display flowers. It is available in various heights and colors such as gold, silver, bronze, and black.
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January 14, 2020

Winter Wedding Photo Ideas For The New York City Couple

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Kelly & Andrew Wedding - Brides Bouquet - Tribeca Rooftop - William Thomas Photography

Kelly & Andrew Wedding – Brides Bouquet – Tribeca Rooftop – William Thomas Photography

 

A romantic air takes over New York City during the winter months. Perhaps it’s the atmospheric lighting or chilling temps, but everyday sights have a dreamy, cinematic quality about them. Couples planning to say “I Do” this season are especially lucky because they can take advantage of the wintry city scenes to create once in-a-lifetime snapshots. Landmark destinations like Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge along with hidden gems such as a moody lit cobblestone alley become the perfect backdrop for taking unforgettable winter wedding photos in New York City.
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