January 11, 2018

Marianna & Peter: A Classic New York Affair at the Mandarin Oriental

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We always look forward to the fresh start that comes with a new year! We’ve decided to take a new approach to presenting you with our weddings on our blog. Each month, we’ll feature a new Bride & Blossom bride, and take you through her wedding journey from start to finish over a series of posts. Our hope is that our dear readers will get to know our beautiful brides more and see what makes each Bride & Blossom wedding so special and unique from the next!

 

Marianna & Peter Wedding - Bride & Groom - Bouquet - Mandarin Oriental New York - Fred Marcus Studio

Marianna & Peter Wedding – Bride & Groom – Bouquet – Mandarin Oriental New York – Fred Marcus Studio


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January 9, 2018

Pretty Types of Flowers for Winter Wedding Bouquets

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Just because you are getting married during the coldest time of the year doesn’t mean that you can’t carry a stunning floral bouquet down the aisle! In fact, winter offers many types of flowers that reflect the beauty of the season, which can be designed in a bevy of styles and color palettes ranging from all white to rich wine and berry hues. For the winter bride getting ready to tie the knot, here’s all the inspiration you need to create the prettiest bouquet for your wedding day.

Anemone

Anemone Flower - via thefrenchsampler.blogspot

Anemone Flower – via thefrenchsampler.blogspot

 

Due to its delicate appearance, the anemone symbolized fragility and anticipation in the language of flowers. The anemone’s unique beauty made it a muse to Monet and Matisse and each master painter used the bloom as inspiration in their art.
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January 5, 2018

Alternative NYC Wedding Venues Perfect for Saying “I do”

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Once the ring went on your finger, you knew your wedding would take place in New York City. The city is peppered with numerous venues ranging in size, style, and atmosphere. While the selection is great, the plethora of choices makes finding the perfect spot to exchange vows a stressful endeavor. And as the vision for your big day takes shape, you may start to realize that a huge hotel affair just isn’t for you. Perhaps, a cool loft space or quaint garden setting is more your style. Well your in luck! More and more couples are choosing to get married at alternative NYC wedding venues. We’ve had the pleasure of doing weddings at all the venues discussed below and can say with confidence, they exude unforgettable character, beauty, and ambiance. Added bonus: they cost less (for the most part) and are more flexible when it comes to availability, creative styling, and presentation.
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January 2, 2018

Just said “yes?” How to Get Started Planning for Your Wedding

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Congratulations on your engagement! Take some time to enjoy the moment. But once the sparkling (that ring!) engagement clouds start to lift, you’ll have to take the first steps toward planning your wedding. Just thinking about choosing a venue, finding a dress, and deciding on types of flowers and decor can be overwhelming for any bride-to-be. But with strategy and organization, you’ll stay on course to making your wedding dreams a reality. Here’s how to get started.

 

I Said Yes - via brit.co

I Said Yes – via brit.co

 

Make A Checklist

The average engagement lasts 16 months. You won’t have an exact date set in stone until you confirm a venue, but it’s smart to have an idea of which month/season in which you want to get married. From there, you can work out a checklist with a timetable to make sure important things like making a guest list, choosing your bridal party, and securing vendors are taken care of. A quick Google search will uncover a bevy of wedding checklists – we like this detailed one from Perfect Wedding Guide.
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December 26, 2017

Beautiful Greenery for Your Winter Wedding

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We absolutely love how wedding floral decor takes on the mood of the season. Winter is especially wonderful because there is a strong focus on lush greenery. Paired with stunning blooms, greenery expresses the innate beauty and spirit that is only sensed this time of year. For the bride looking for decor inspiration, here are three types of winter wedding greenery you can use in bridal florals, aisle decorations, and the reception tablescape. All are gorgeous, alluring, and sure to add unforgettable style and personality to your special day.

Dusty Miller

The soft, luxurious texture and frosted hue makes dusty miller a favorite greenery to incorporate in your winter wedding festivities. Regarded for its versatility and charm, the filler works splendidly in bouquets, centerpieces, and aisle arrangements.
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December 21, 2017

Something Blue: A Creative Take on Wedding Tradition

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Dear Brides-to-Be, you are about to be handed a long list of wedding traditions, which you’ll be expected to take care of. And at the top is “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” The first three clauses of the bridal good luck rhyme are easy to nail – family and friends will be showering you with heirlooms and tokens once the engagement news breaks. But that last one, something blue, can be a little tricky. And what does it even mean exactly?

We did some digging and something blue stands for “purity, love, and fidelity,” principles you definitely want going in to your wedding day. For the bride in need of inspiration for her something blue, here are some of our favorite creative takes on the wedding tradition.
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