July 21, 2020

Interview With Allison Du Val, Managing Director of The Foundry

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Allison Du Val - Managing Director of The Foundry - Chuck Baker Photography

Allison Du Val – Managing Director of The Foundry – Chuck Baker Photography

 

“There is that family aspect – both my parents and I still live in parts of the building. We are at The Foundry every day and consider it our home.” For The Foundry’s Managing Director Allison Du Val, running one of New York City’s premier event venues is much more than just a job. She grew up in The Foundry, skipping through the building’s maze-like corridors and exploring its raw grounds daily. Over the next two decades, she watched the former metal foundry, which was also her home, transform into a captivating space for hosting weddings and exclusive parities. Never losing the awe and wonder that filled her imagination as a child, Allison deeply understands and cares about the history, character, and spirit of the building.
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April 30, 2020

Interview with Bridal Hairstylist Marissa Molnar

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Marissa Molnar - Founder of Marissa Molnar Hairstyling - Susan Shek Photography

Marissa Molnar – Founder of Marissa Molnar Hairstyling – Susan Shek Photography

 

How you choose to wear your hair down the aisle is going to stay with you for the rest of your life – in wedding photos. For Marissa Molnar, however, a bride’s hairstyle goes much deeper than achieving that picture-perfect look. From the second they sit in her chair until whisking off in the getaway car, she wants her clients to feel completely present in the moment, connected, and comfortable with how they look. When these elements are all in check, achieving that radiant glow every bride dreams about is inevitable.
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April 15, 2020

Interview With Danielle Stern Of Leftys Right Mind

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Danielle Stern - Founder of Lefty's Right Mind - Brittany Sturrett Photography - courtesy of artist

Danielle Stern – Founder of Lefty’s Right Mind – Brittany Sturrett Photography – courtesy of artist

 

Imagine painting a monogram on a pair of Christian Louboutin heels as their owner stands overhead, nervously watching your every brushstroke. An undeniably stressful situation for even the most seasoned painter, this is all in a day’s work for Danielle Stern, Founder and Owner of Leftys Right Mind, a Luxury Creative Studio based in New York.

We’ve known Danielle for some time now, first interviewing her in 2016 when she was just starting out, mainly doing hand-calligraphy signage for local restaurants and boutique shops. Bride & Blossom worked with Danielle to create the floral décor for her unforgettable wedding at Cold Spring Country Club in 2017. One of the best things about doing weddings is fostering relationships with our brides that last long after the vows have been exchanged. Keeping in touch with Danielle, we have watched her flourish on both a personal and professional level.
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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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