Lianne and Justin Wedding – Brides Dress Detail – The Library Hotel – Liz Andolina Photography
Thumbing through the pages of wedding magazines, we are presented with the portrait of the perfect bride. Wearing an exclusive designer gown and glittering jewels, she shows off her luminous makeup and neatly coiffed hair. Expectations are now set, and the message is clear – this is the standard to which we all should aspire.
Don’t get us wrong, pinning, clipping, and saving images for inspiration is incredibly helpful while starting to envision what you’ll wear at your wedding. But if there is a day to express your truest self, it is the day you get married. We love nothing more than to see a woman take her personal style, and elevate it for the occasion. Trust us, these are the brides who everyone talks about long after she walks down the aisle. From the dress to accessories to flowers, here are ideas to make a statement with your wedding day look. Read More
Christina and Ben Wedding – Bridal Portrait Wedding Dress – University Club of New York – Christian Oth Studio
For most women, choosing their wedding dress is a daunting chore involving endless scrolls on Instagram and Pinterest, appointments, and fittings. Thankfully, BB Featured Bride Christina had a Disney heroine to guide her through the process. Having chosen a sophisticated ‘Beauty and the Beast’ theme for her big day, she wanted a look that captured the majesty and romance of her favorite fairytale. “I was ‘best friends’ with Belle when Ben and I met,” the bride recalls. “So I wanted my dress to allude to hers.” Here, Christina talks about her enchanted Eve of Milady ball gown and personals. Read More
Courtney and Nathan Wedding – Bridal Portrait – Tribeca 360 – Josh Wong Photography
BB Featured Bride Courtney thought she knew what she wanted to wear on her wedding day. But the ‘say yes to the dress’ moment can come as a complete surprise. The rules guiding your everyday style give way to emotion – this dress is meant to be special, even extraordinary. As the most important piece of clothing a woman will ever wear, it is a symbol of the love and beauty felt only when you get married. Here, Courtney shares all the details about finding her gorgeous Monique Lhuillier wedding gown. Read More
While the clothes may be different, designers seemed to be sending a shared message in their fall 2021 couture collections. After a year of Covid-19 impacting production and in some ways, creative enterprise, fashion is back in full force. For us, this revitalization couldn’t be felt more than within the bridal looks being sent down the runway. Top designers Chanel, Elie Saab, Balenciaga, and Zuhair Murad closed out their shows with jaw-dropping wedding dresses. What is so amazing about these designs is that they flirt on the farthest edge of imagination, inspiring us to dream without limitation. From voluminous layered tulle ensembles that seem to carry their own universe to glittering frocks to chic gowns, here are 12 stunning bridal looks from the fall 2021 couture collections. Read More
Cammie & Peter wedding – Brides Hair Flowers – Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Nicki Sebastian Photography
Choosing the final touches for your wedding day look, you’ve been flirting with the thought of wearing hair flowers. But all the ideas you are finding in bridal magazines and on Pinterest and Instagram seem a bit ‘extra.’ While the floral fantasy headpieces and crowns look incredibly beautiful in fashion editorials, they may come across as ‘over the top’ in real life. You invested so much time, energy, and let’s be honest, money, in finding the perfect wedding dress after all – flower accessories should complement your bridal ensemble rather than distract from it. Read More
Corinne and Kevin Wedding – Live Wedding Painting Portrait – New York Historical Society – Love In Theory
Whether it was looking at a Rothko hanging on the wall at the Museum of Modern Art or receiving a hand-painted card from a friend, we all have felt the emotional power of art. For many couples, meaningful artistic experiences form an important foundation in their relationship, which evolves and deepens over time. Taking the next step in life together, they want art to be a part of their wedding celebration in some way. From the invitations to decor to the dress, there are many opportunities to put a creative punctuation mark on your big day. Culled from the Internet as well as our Real BB Wedding archives, here are art inspired wedding ideas we love, and know you will too!