March 10, 2020

BB Venues We Love: Gotham Hall

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Sunita & Daren Wedding - Ceremony Arch - Gotham Hall NYC - by Kirra Cheers Photography

Sunita & Daren Wedding – Ceremony Arch – Gotham Hall NYC – by Kirra Cheers Photography

 

Gotham Hall will always hold a special place in our hearts. It was one of the first major venues in New York City that Bride & Blossom had the pleasure to decorate back in 2011. Built in 1924 when it served as The Greenwich Savings Bank, the space radiates timeless New York elegance from floor to ceiling. What makes Gotham Hall so remarkable from a wedding florist’s standpoint is that despite the distinctive atmosphere, the venue caters to a myriad of décor styles ranging from classic to whimsical to modern.
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February 18, 2020

Interview With Natalie LaRosa of Soil + Soul Studio

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Natalie LaRosa - Founder of Soil + Soul - photo courtesy of artist

Natalie LaRosa – Founder of Soil + Soul – photo courtesy of artist

 

When we were tagged in a photo on Instagram featuring artwork of preserved baby’s breath, our first thought was, “Wow! This is beautiful!” Admittedly, our second thought was, “But, what does this have to do with our wedding flowers?” Then we saw that a past bride had made the post and also tagged Soil + Soul Studio. Turns out, the tiny white flowers were actually taken from a bouquet of baby’s breath we made for Holly, the past bride, to carry at her wedding last year. We then reached out to Holly for more details.
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November 19, 2019

Interview With Claudio Marquez, Founder of Mod Society

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Claudio Marquez - Founder of Mod Society - photo by @manifest_it_collective

Claudio Marquez – Founder of Mod Society – photo by @manifest_it_collective

 

If music be the food of love, play on. – William Shakespeare

Much rides on the shoulders of a wedding band. After all the formalities of the marriage ceremony are said and done, the wedding band is responsible for playing the soundtrack that accompanies the newlywed’s once-in-a-lifetime celebration. This is where Claudio Marquez and Mod Society come in. Through music, Mod Society stimulates the emotions, mood, and energy that create memories people remember long after the last song is played.

Shortly after moving to New York City in 2009 to pursue his career, Claudio watched as fellow musicians picked up gigs (and made money!) playing at weddings. Interested yet unsure how to break into this type of work, he decided to form his own band. In its early days, Mod Society was just a trio that played while guests sipped cocktails waiting for the reception to begin. At present, Mod Society is an ever-evolving music collective known for keeping wedding dance floors jam packed well into the night.
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October 22, 2019

Interview With Michael Fitzgerald & George Plionis – Designers of ‘Til Death Do Us Part’ Wedding Jewelry

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Michael Fitzgerald George Plionis - Designers Of Til Death Do Us Part Jewelry Collection

Michael Fitzgerald George Plionis – Designers Of Til Death Do Us Part Jewelry Collection

 

On an unseasonably warm afternoon in early Autumn, we met with Michael Fitzgerald and George Plionis at Fitzgerald Jewelry in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Michael is originally from Ireland and runs Fitzgerald Jewelry along with wife Hiroyo. Born in Australia, George is a designer and Assistant Professor of Product and Industrial Design at Parsons. In collaboration, they created ‘Til Death Do Us Part,’ an engagement and wedding collection.

Admittedly, when we first heard about wedding jewelry that flirts with beliefs about love, death, and the afterlife, our first thought was, “How possibly could that work?” Our immediate second thought was “We have to see it for ourselves.” After viewing the collection in person, it was evident that these pieces, despite the fact that some have skulls, were about celebrating life and the here and now while honoring the bond we make to another.
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July 25, 2019

Interview With Dan Angeli – Live Event & Wedding Painter

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Dan Angeli - Live Event & Wedding Painter - courtesy of artist

Dan Angeli – Live Event & Wedding Painter – courtesy of artist

 

Imagine having your most cherished wedding moment captured forever as an original work of art. New York based artist Dan Angeli does just that, creating live wedding paintings that couples can enjoy for years to come. We were first introduced to Dan and his work when he painted at BB Featured Bride Ashley’s wedding at The Green Building. After hearing Ashley rave about the painting that he made for her and wife Tiffany, we couldn’t wait to feature the artist in our Industry Influencer Interview series.

Here, Dan talks about his artistic beginnings and fine art background, how a one-time request to paint at a friend of friend’s wedding lead to a successful career as live event painter, and the artists who most inspire him.
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June 26, 2019

Interview With Linsey Snyder Wachalter of Face Time Beauty Concierge

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Linsey Snyder Wachalter, Founder of Face Time Beauty Concierge

Linsey Snyder Wachalter, Founder of Face Time Beauty Concierge

If there is one day in your life when you want your makeup and hair to look flawless, it’s the day you walk the aisle. Many of our brides entrust Linsey Snyder Wachalter to get a radiant wedding day glow. At the urging of her father, Linsey set out to make her mark in the beauty industry and she hasn’t looked back since. It was this constant drive and view of every mini-success as a sign to move forward that led Linsey to found Face Time Beauty Concierge. Today, Linsey and her expert team polish and primp clients around the world.
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