August 25, 2020

Fanta & Darwin Dance The Night Away In A Beautiful, Culturally-Rich Reception

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Fanta and Darwin Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - Stonebridge Country Club - Belluci Films

Fanta and Darwin Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Stonebridge Country Club – Belluci Films

 

Fanta and Darwin decided early on that they were not going to have a wedding planner. They had been together since high school after all. If anyone knew how to best express the nuances of their love, relationship, and personalities over the course of a wedding day, it was them. Fanta is African and Darwin is Haitian. Ending their once-in-a-lifetime event in a joyous celebration that united their cultural heritages was very important to the couple. Fanta looks back and says, “It was just a big party the whole night!” Here, she shares the details about their unforgettable, fun-filled reception.
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August 18, 2020

Fanta & Darwin Exchange Vows In A Heartfelt Garden Ceremony

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Fanta and Darwin Wedding - Ceremony Aisle Arrangements - Stonebridge Country Club - Belluci Films

Fanta and Darwin Wedding – Ceremony Aisle Arrangements – Stonebridge Country Club – Belluci Films

 

For an outdoor wedding in June, the day could not have been more picture-perfect. Making their way to Stonebridge Country Club’s garden nestled in the majestic grounds, Fanta and Darwin’s guests took in the lush, idyllic landscape unfolding all around. Here, Fanta reminisces about the couple’s deeply heartfelt garden ceremony.

Part 2: Ceremony

As a place to get married, Stonebridge Country Club boasts many alluring features with a garden gazebo topping the list. It acts as a natural backdrop, offering a myriad of possibilities for décor and styling. Fanta and Darwin’s pink and white theme underscored the structure’s charming beauty while complimenting the green, organic surroundings perfectly.
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August 11, 2020

BB Featured Bride Fanta On Her Show-Stopping Martina Liana Wedding Dress

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Fanta and Darwin Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – Stonebridge Country Club – Belluci Films

 

A bride wants many things from a wedding dress. As the most important article of clothing she will ever wear, it should make her feel confident, beautiful, and true to her personal style, but with a bit more sparkle and shine for the once in a lifetime occasion. BB Featured Bride Fanta knew she had found ‘the one’ when she stepped into a gown by Martina Liana. “I wanted to feel like a showstopper and my dress did just that!” Here, Fanta reminisces about her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and bridal personals.
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August 4, 2020

Fanta & Darwin: Sophisticated Pink & White Romance At Stonebridge Country Club

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Fanta and Darwin Wedding - Bride and Groom Bouquet - Stonebridge Country Club - Belluci Films

Fanta and Darwin Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – Stonebridge Country Club – Belluci Films

 

In the age of dating apps, it’s rare to hear about a love story that blossomed from a grade school crush. Darwin caught Fanta’s eye on the first day of their freshman year of high school. “I surveyed the room of my history class for a seat and noted this boy in the back laughing and talking with his peers. He seemed like someone I would enjoy hanging out with,” Fanta remembers. Over the next couple of years, they kept with the same circle of friends, watched each other’s sports events, and even went on a few dates. “However, it wasn’t until senior year when a friend suggested we dress up as twins for senior ‘twin day’ that we really started to hit it off and break the ice,” Fanta says. “I started to learn more about Darwin’s beliefs, his wittiness, and love for weird hats – he even made me wear a matching one on twin day!’” Just a few months before graduation, Darwin finally asked Fanta to be his girlfriend. They were both accepted to the same college program and the rest is history.
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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

 

“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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June 23, 2020

Dayna & Matthew Dance The Night Away In A Party Inspired Reception

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Dayna and Matthew Wedding – First Dance – Gurney’s Montauk – Andreas and Nico

 

The evening’s festivities commenced with cocktail hour where guests enjoyed appetizers and the bride and groom’s signature drinks – Dayna’s was the champagne-based Day ‘n’ Nite and Matthew’s was the tequila based Matty Ocean. Soon after, the newlyweds made their reception entrance to Kanye West’s “Waves,” which established the tone for what kind of party this was going to be. Dayna looks back and says, “We had so much fun picking our wedding songs. Our choices were offbeat, but so true to us. Even our DJ – DJ Jon Blak who was absolutely amazing – was surprised by our selections.” Here, she shares the final chapter in their Real BB Wedding story.
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