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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April 9, 2020

Fresh Flower Wedding Cakes: 15 Ideas For Adding Real Blossoms To Your Big Day Dessert

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Caroline & Jonathan Wedding - Wedding Cake Cutting - Oheka Castle - by Craig Paulson

Caroline & Jonathan Wedding – Wedding Cake Cutting – Oheka Castle – by Craig Paulson

 

When it comes to wedding cakes these days, taste is just one of the factors that couples consider when deciding on what to serve their guests. Now more than ever, natural flowers and greenery are replacing the traditional cake topper to create fresh, one-of-kind designs. We always get excited when our couples ask us to set aside elements from their floral theme to decorate their wedding cake. A few pillowy peonies on top, a cascade of garden roses, and a ring of ivy can take the basic white dessert to the next level. From petite and sweet to blooming show-stoppers, here’s a look at some of our favorite petal trimmed confections from the Real BB Weddings archives.
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April 3, 2020

Color Us Happy: Vibrant Wedding Palette Ideas

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Kat and Ryan Wedding - Bridal Bouquet - New York Botanical Garden - Laurie Rhodes Photography

Kat and Ryan Wedding – Bridal Bouquet – New York Botanical Garden – Laurie Rhodes Photography

 

Scientists have conducted numerous research studies to confirm that certain colors have special ‘powers’ that influence our emotions and behaviors. The official term is ‘color psychology.’ Red is associated with passion, blue is calming, yellow means happiness, pink is romantic, orange is playful, green is refreshing and purple relates to creativity. As wedding floral designers, one of the best perks of the job is getting to witness the power of color first hand.

Sure, all white with a touch of green here and there is a classic mainstay that looks great across seasons and venues. This post is for our readers who are thinking about exploring color’s emotional expression. Often in our experience, a few slight adjustments in intensity and brightness is what is needed to take an arrangement to the next level. An exuberant floral theme just sings to the joyous feelings of love that fill a couple’s big day. For inspiration, we went through the Real BB Weddings archives and rounded up our favorite vibrant wedding palette ideas.
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March 25, 2020

Laura & Charlie’s Sophisticated, Fun-Filled Reception

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Laura and Charlie Wedding - Wedding Cake Cutting - Cipriani - Christian Oth Studio

Laura and Charlie Wedding – Wedding Cake Cutting – Cipriani – Christian Oth Studio

 

The evening’s celebrations commenced with guests enjoying hors oeuvres and raising the first of many glasses to Laura and Charlie. While everyone mingled, the newlyweds took advantage of this time to finally relax and relish the moment. “I loved sneaking away with Charlie after the ceremony,” Laura remembers. “We were able to eat our cocktail hour food by ourselves and reflect on the fact that we were officially married!” Here, she shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding Story.

Part 4: Reception, Card Table, & Centerpieces
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March 19, 2020

Laura & Charlie Exchange Vows In An Elegant White & Greenery Ceremony

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Laura and Charlie Wedding - Bride and Groom Chuppah - Cipriani - Christian Oth Studio

Laura and Charlie Wedding – Bride and Groom Chuppah – Cipriani – Christian Oth Studio

 

Months of planning and anticipation lead up to the moment when a couple sees their wedding décor for the first time. “We knew that we wanted a classic white palette,” this month’s Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Laura says. “But to see the chuppah in person was just spectacular.” Here, she shares the details about her elegant ceremony at Cipriani 42nd Street.

Part 3: Ceremony & Chuppah

Gathering for Laura and Charlie’s summer wedding, guests were welcomed with a scene so captivating they immediately forgot about the blistering heat outside. Blending old world glamour and garden romance, an iron gate trimmed with sprawling greenery and crisp white blossoms opened into the ceremony space.
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