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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October 18, 2019

Melanie & Nick Take Center Stage To Say “I Do”

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Melanie & Nick Wedding - Ceremony -Suffolk Theater - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – Ceremony -Suffolk Theater – Sean Gallery Photography

 

After walking the red carpet, guests entered the lobby of The Suffolk Theater for Melanie and Nick’s wedding. A festive mood filled the air (literally) – a floating canopy of balloons trimmed with florals and ribbon hung overhead. While the movie theme was apparent, the couple kept the rest of their wedding details under wraps. Melanie reveals, “One of the surprises was that we made our own escort cards to look like tickets. The theater has an original ticket booth from the 1930s. Nick’s friend, who is an actor, stood in the booth handing out tickets and ushering everyone into the theater.” Here, she talks about sharing the spotlight with Nick to say “I Do” in front of family and friends.
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October 14, 2019

Bride & Blossom’s Top Picks From New York Bridal Fall 2020

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Monique Lhuillier - New York Bridal Fall 2020 - via vogue.com

Monique Lhuillier – New York Bridal Fall 2020 – via vogue.com

 

New York Bridal Fall 2020 just wrapped up and we are still swooning over the gorgeous looks unveiled by designers Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, and Carolina Herrera among others. Major trends included fairytale florals, modern lace, flutter sleeves, and celestial accents. We loved it all, but there were a few gowns that captured our hearts and imaginations and just wouldn’t let go.

After flowers, we love talking about the fashion and accessories our brides will be wearing on their big day. With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to share our favorite bridal looks for the upcoming season with all of you.
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October 10, 2019

BB Featured Bride Melanie On Her Show-stopping Pronovias Dress

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Melanie & Nick Wedding - Bride's Bouquet - Suffolk Theater - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – Bride’s Bouquet – Suffolk Theater – Sean Gallery Photography

 

When your wedding theme is ‘1940s Oscars Party,’ only a red-carpet worthy dress will do for the occasion. Melanie could have easily been mistaken for a movie star as she made her way into The Suffolk Theater. Here she shares the details about her show-stopping Pronovias gown and bridal personals.

Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals

It was evident from the beginning that as a couple, Melanie and Nick had a distinct style and their wedding was going to be one-of-a-kind. Perhaps it was this genuine, ‘go with your gut’ approach that made her search for the perfect dress so effortless. Melanie had scheduled two bridal appointments, one in the morning followed by a second in the afternoon. “After trying on and liking a few dresses at the first boutique, I headed to Pronovias in midtown. I knew which gown was going to be mine from the moment I put it on. The decision was so very ‘matter of fact’ that even my Mother-In-Law, who is a very emotional woman, didn’t shed a tear… until the fitting anyway.” She continues, “My mother wasn’t there, so we made a second visit together. My mind was already made up by then and thankfully, she felt the same way.”
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October 8, 2019

Stylish And Clever Wedding Sign Ideas

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Marisa & Harland Wedding - Bride & Groom - Liberty Warehouse - by Mel Barlow

Marisa & Harland Wedding – Bride & Groom – Liberty Warehouse – by Mel Barlow

 

Telling your love story is a goal for most couples planning a wedding. Not only decorative accents, signs spell out (literally) the emotions and excitement felt during this once-in-a-lifetime event. They can also be used to highlight the special moments – first date, first kiss, proposal – in your relationship leading up to the walk down the aisle. On a lighter note, signs can be humorous – an expression of your fun-loving personalities. Looking for inspiration? We rounded up stylish and clever wedding sign ideas every engaged couple must see.
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October 3, 2019

Melanie & Nick: Hollywood Glamour at The Suffolk Theater

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Melanie & Nick Wedding - Bride and Groom - Suffolk Theater - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – Bride and Groom – Suffolk Theater – Sean Gallery Photography

 

Melanie and Nick met like many couples do these days – online. After a few email exchanges, they made plans to meet at a chic downtown NYC bar only to find out there was a two hour wait to get in. The dive bar just around the corner seemed like a better option. Melanie recalls, “We spent hours talking and playing pool against a Michael Clark Duncan’s look-alike. In the cab ride home, I realized Nick forgot to close out our one-drink tab. That’s how lost in the moment we were.” She continues, “When we said our goodbyes, we both knew that we had just been on our ‘last’ first date.”
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