Caroline and Ben Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Liberty Warehouse – Jaymo Jaymes Photography
Caroline and Ben first met in 2015 when they both were working for a tech start-up in New York City. “Ben was my on-board buddy. He welcomed me to the company environment and my role within it,” Caroline remembers. They became fast friends, often going to lunch and happy hour together. “We were both in relationships at the time. Everything was work related, but there was always an underlying feeling that this could be more. Those romantic feelings were finally addressed that following summer.” Not yet on the same page of what they wanted in terms of a relationship, they dated on and off for the following six months. In an age where dating apps play instant matchmaker, their long, more traditional courtship comes across as refreshing. “Looking back, this period helped build the relationship that Ben and I have now,” Caroline says. “We had been colleagues, friends, then ‘more than friends.’ By the time we were ready to commit, we knew each other inside and out.” Read More
During the past few months, we’ve watched as famous brides led the big return to extravagant and luxurious celebrations of love. Limitless budgets and access to the top stylists, designers, and jewelers aside, many of these famous women experienced a journey to saying ‘I Do’ that felt somewhat relatable. We read about how these wedding stories had their ups and downs with chapters that included putting nuptial plans on hold due to COVID, social media friendships established during lockdown that grew into promise of life-long commitment, and rekindling an old flame that flickered years before. What all these brides have in common though is how each made sure that their walk down the aisle was done in style. We were left dreaming of gorgeous wedding day attire without limitations. From jaw-dropping gowns to sparkling jewelry to beautiful bouquets, we are breaking down the looks of our favorite celebrity brides from summer 2022. Read More
Olivia Michaels and Sunim Choi – Owners/Designers of Goldpoint Jewelry – photo by Giovanni Cardenas
Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn’s neighborhood of Greenpoint has become a shopping/eating/drinking destination in recent years. Any given day, you’ll find locals and tourists alike strolling its sidewalks lined with buzzed-about-restaurants, bars, and specialty shops. The newest, and without a doubt the shiniest addition to the block is Goldpoint Jewelry, a beautiful boutique specializing in modern engagement rings and wedding bands.
Sunim Choi and Olivia Michaels make up the team behind this minority and women-owned business. Collectively, Sunim and Olivia have over 20 years of experience working in the New York jewelry world, holding various positions ranging from bench jeweler and technician to designer (they each had their own fine jewelry lines) to sales and management. After years of talking about collaborating and starting their own store, they finally made the move and opened Goldpoint Jewelry in March. Read More
Alexandra and Robert Wedding – Bridal Portrait – New York Botanical Garden – A Day of Bliss
“I was lucky enough to start wedding dress shopping before the pandemic hit,” BB Featured Bride Alexandra remembers. An admirer of fashion, she had fun going to bridal boutiques, playing dress up, and trying on looks by her favorite designers. “I knew I wanted something dramatic that matched my style and personality. A bit glamorous while also being chic.” Here, Alexandra shares all the details about her breathtaking Pronovias Privée gown and wedding day personals.
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
With a good idea of what she wanted to wear walking down the aisle, Alexandra perused all the major shops in New York City, ultimately narrowing her sights on Pronovias, the Spanish luxury bridal label. “Their designs are just so dreamy, and made me feel different from anything I had tried on up until that point.” She continues, “My sister was with me. When I stepped out of the dressing room, we both immediately knew that it was ‘the one.’” Read More
Marisa and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings
Not everyone looks forward to the process of figuring out what they are going to wear down the aisle. “I don’t love playing dress up,” BB Featured Bride Marisa admits. “I actually hated wedding dress shopping.” However, because she stayed true to her understated personal style, Marisa’s experience navigating the deep waters of bridalwear was quick and pain-free. Here, she shares all the details about her breathtakingly romantic Mira Zwillinger dress and wedding day accessories.
Part 2: Wedding Dress and Personals
Before even setting foot in a boutique, Marisa had her eye on Mira Zwillinger, the Tel Aviv based bridal label known for designs that combine ethereal embellishment with modern sensibility. “I saw one of their dresses on Instagram and fell in love with it. From that point on, every dress that I saw and liked ended up being by Mira Zwillinger.” Read More
Elana and Greg Wedding – Bridal Portrait Bouquet – Angel Orensanz Foundation – Dave Robbins Photography
Until you find ‘the one,’ shopping for a wedding dress can feel like you’re treading through a bottomless sea of white satin, lace, and tulle. “I probably tried on about 75 different dresses,” BB Featured Bride Elana admits. “I knew I wanted something I had never seen before, I wanted it to feel timeless, unique, and memorable.” Her eye for fashion-forward aesthetics led Elana to avant-garde designers Viktor & Rolf, whose Mariage collection offers an artistic interpretation of bridalwear. Here, she shares all the details about her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and wedding day accessories. Read More