March 1, 2021

The Minimalist’s Guide To Incorporating Color Into Your Wedding

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Yelena & Chris Wedding - Bride - Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Sascha Reinking Photography

Yelena & Chris Wedding – Bride – Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Sascha Reinking Photography

 

‘Colorful minimalism’ sounds like a contradiction of terms, especially when it comes to wedding style. We completely understand if you are most comfortable in a uniform of black, white, and if you are feeling a little adventurous, beige. Color, however, is tied to emotion. And one of the most emotional days in one’s life is their wedding. Incorporating color doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice personal style or step way out of your comfort zone though. Actually, a dash of color, when applied thoughtfully and creatively, will complement your minimalist aesthetic, making it feel more special and expressive during this once-in-a-lifetime event. Let these ideas for adding color into your wedding help guide you in brightening up your big day.
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February 23, 2021

Cara & Vince Celebrate With A Magical Reception

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Cara and Vince Wedding - High Centerpiece - Laura Huertas Photography

Cara and Vince Wedding – High Centerpiece – Laura Huertas Photography

 

Guests were buzzing after Cara and Vince’s exchanged vows. Not only had they just witnessed a beautiful ceremony, but their happy hour menu included a strongly caffeinated drink selection. “Vince is Italian and takes his coffee very seriously. He hired Top Hat Espresso to serve an array of coffee and gelato,” the bride says. “Everyone was really happy. It was a unique way to start the second part of our wedding.” Here, Cara shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

Reception, Centerpieces, and Entertainment

After enjoying cocktails and coffee, guests gathered into the reception space where they were greeted with a breathtaking scene. Trimmed with twinkling lights, the clear top tent gave way to the dark sky above, underscoring the enchanted atmosphere all around. The tablescape featured various centerpieces. Simple yet sophisticated, the first style was composed of white Phalaenopsis orchids illuminated by stemmed glass candles. “The orchid centerpieces were my favorite,” Cara remarks. “They made the tables pop with such elegance.” The second style was composed of an exquisite trio of cluster arrangements showcasing burgundy ascot and baccara roses and cream majolica spray roses. Cara, who is Irish and grew up Irish dancing, made the table signs, paying homage to her and Vincent’s family heritages. “Blending the two countries, the tables were named after our favorite places, some we have traveled to and some we hope to visit, in Ireland and Italy.”
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February 16, 2021

Cara & Vince Exchange Vows in an Intimate, Heartfelt Ceremony

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Cara and Vincent Wedding - First Kiss - Laura Huertas Photography

Cara and Vincent Wedding – First Kiss – Laura Huertas Photography

 

If anything, planning a wedding during a global pandemic gives leeway for a couple to make out-of-the-box choices. As COVID-19 forced Cara and Vince to reconsider their original vision, they found themselves putting together a day full of personal touches. “We wanted a more nontraditional ceremony,” the bride says. They even opted not to have a standard wedding party. “At the end, we wanted everything to feel very intimate with just us standing at the arch.” Here, Cara talks about exchanging heartfelt vows in front of their closest friends and family.
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February 9, 2021

BB Featured Bride Cara on Her Breathtaking Pronovias Wedding Dress

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Cara and Vince Wedding - Bridal Portrait - Laura Huertas Photography

Cara and Vince Wedding – Bridal Portrait – Laura Huertas Photography

 

“I’ve always loved wedding dresses that most would describe as ‘old-fashioned,’” BB Featured Bride Cara says. “As a young girl, I was the one who marveled at a set of pearls rather than diamonds.” Even with her bridal style in clear view, Cara was surprised when she ultimately decided on what she was going to wear down the aisle – a breathtaking ball gown by Pronovias. Here, she shares her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and details about her bridal personals.

Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals

The original plan was for Cara, along with her closest and most trusted confidents, to make a trip to Manhattan for a fun-filled weekend of wedding dress shopping. With COVID-19 making traveling any distance difficult, she decided to stay local and browse the boutiques in the Philadelphia area. “My Mom, two sisters, niece, Grandma, best-friend, and mother-in-law were able to come with me, so the experience still felt very special,” she recalls. “We made a day of it, renting a limousine and enjoying a nice, relaxing lunch in between shopping.”
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February 2, 2021

Cara & Vince: An Elegant Backyard Affair

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Cara and Vince Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait Bouquet - Laura Huertas Photography

Cara and Vince Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait Bouquet – Laura Huertas Photography

After meeting on Match.com, Cara and Vince had their first phone call. It was morning by the time they finally hung up and six hours had gone by without either of them noticing. They decided to get together in person two days later. Their connection was immediate and felt effortless from the very beginning. “I knew that I wanted to be with Vince from the moment that he looked at me through the front door on our first date,” she recalls.

We are excited to introduce Cara, our BB Featured Bride for February. Cara and Vince married on an unforgettable October day in the backyard of their home in Pennsylvania. Here, she shares the first chapter in their Real BB Wedding story.
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January 25, 2021

Romantic Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For 2021

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Emily and Felix Wedding - Personalized Wedding Chocolates - 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge - Susan Shek Photography

Emily and Felix Wedding – Personalized Wedding Chocolates – 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge – Susan Shek Photography

 

When it comes to celebrating a holiday or major life event, COVID-19 has forced us to be more creative and resourceful. Valentine’s Day 2021 is going to be no different. While dinner and a movie, a concert, or weekend wine tour are not on the calendar this February 14th, the couple looking to break out of the Groundhog Day routine of being stuck at home has many options for their consideration. When you really think about it, our fondest memories are those when we completely surrendered to the moment with a loved one. It’s amazing how our perspective of an experience changes when we focus on what really matters – being connected with the person that we care about most. With this in mind, we rounded up the most romantic Valentine’s Day date ideas for 2021.
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