Julia and Nick Wedding - Chuppah - Metropolitan Club - Todd France Photography

Weddings

Julia & Nick: A Timeless Affair at the Metropolitan Club

Julia and Nick Wedding - Chuppah - Metropolitan Club - Todd France Photography

Julia and Nick Wedding – Chuppah – Metropolitan Club – Todd France Photography

Julia and Nick met in 2016 during what they now refer to as ‘The Summer of Love.’ “I was getting ready for my senior year at the University of Michigan. I had an internship at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington D.C. and found a sublet to stay at with some girls from George Washington University,” Julia remembers. The night after she moved in, her new roommate invited her to a house party across the street. New to the city and up for meeting people, she gladly accepted. “I walked in and quickly realized I was an outsider. Everyone knew each other and went to GWU,” Julia says. She would also learn that the house they were at was nicknamed ‘The Barn’ and among its residents was Nick, a soon-to-be senior interning at a lobbying firm. Nick was immediately drawn to Julia – they ended up talking the whole night and said ‘goodbye’ by exchanging numbers.
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Lara and Tom Wedding - Low Centerpiece - New York Botanical Garden - Pat Furey Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Fresh Wedding Ideas Using Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year Peach Fuzz

Lara and Tom Wedding - Low Centerpiece - New York Botanical Garden - Pat Furey Photography

Lara and Tom Wedding – Low Centerpiece – New York Botanical Garden – Pat Furey Photography

If you were to imagine a painterly sunset vista, a picture awash with graduating pink and orange may come to mind. Sauntering throughout the composition, harmonizing its alluring scheme is Peach Fuzz, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2024. Where as last year’s color, Viva Magenta, announced itself in dramatic fashion, Peach Fuzz greets with soft caress. Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman elaborates:

“In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.”
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Hannah and Brad Wedding - Chuppah Detail - Metropolitan Club - Melani Lust Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Our Favorite Wedding Flower and Decor Trends For 2024

Wedding trends come and go. For couples in the midst of planning a wedding in 2024, deciding on what’s in and what’s going to be out by next year can be difficult. While we tend to shy away from the term ‘trend,’ there seems to be a collective desire from clients and professionals alike to incorporate floral and decor elements that create jaw-dropping weddingscapes while allowing couples to express their individuality. And by choosing to design a wedding that is personal and a sincere reflection of what you love, your wedding will defy becoming a fad and stand the test of time. To help you get inspired, we rounded up our favorite wedding flower and decor trends for 2024.
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Maddy and Alec Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - New York Botanical Garden - Brindamour Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Round, Square, Or Curved: Which Type of Wedding Ceremony Arch Is Right For You?

Maddy and Alec Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - New York Botanical Garden - Brindamour Photography

Maddy and Alec Wedding – Ceremony Atmosphere – New York Botanical Garden – Brindamour Photography

The arch is the focal point of the ceremony and for many, the most important decor element in a wedding. All eyes will be concentrated on this structure standing at the end of the aisleway where it frames the couple as they exchange vows. In both indoor and outdoor settings, it anchors a space while establishing the aesthetic tone for florals and decor. Symbolically, the archway represents a couple’s future home as they start their new life together.

Scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration, you’ll quickly notice that ceremony arches come in various shapes and sizes. Going back through the Real BB Weddings archives, we narrowed it down to the three most popular shapes: round, square, and curved. Because each design is uniquely beautiful from the next and requires different structural materials to make, deciding which type of archway is right for your wedding ceremony can be difficult. To help make the selection process easier, we are breaking down everything you need to know about round, square, and curved archways.
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Mandap Detail - Tribeca Rooftop - Josiah and Steph

Planning & Inspiration

6 Reasons Why You Should Make Choosing Wedding Flowers Early High Priority

Mandap Detail - Tribeca Rooftop - Josiah and Steph

Mandap Detail – Tribeca Rooftop – Josiah and Steph

While choosing your wedding flowers is exciting, seeing the examples flooding your Instagram feed and Pinterest can make the decision process feel overwhelming. With all the items still needed to tick off on your to-do list, you may be tempted to put off choosing floral decor. We get it. Picking vanilla lemon buttercream does feel like you are doing something, and a sense of satisfaction comes with putting a check mark next to ‘order cake.’

From both a logistical and creative standpoint, meeting with a florist earlier rather than later makes the experience of wedding planning as whole less stressful and intimidating. Flowers belong in the ‘important’ category right alongside finding a venue and wedding dress. When you knock out the ‘biggies,’ details such as signage, escort cards, favors, and signature cocktails become smaller pieces of a puzzle that fall into place. Read on for our break down of six reasons why you should prioritize selecting your big day blooms.
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Tamara and Dan Wedding - High Centerpiece Grouped Arrangements - Weylin - Sergey Lapkovsky Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Pretty Wedding Centerpiece Ideas Using Grouped Arrangements

Tamara and Dan Wedding - High Centerpiece Grouped Arrangements - Weylin - Sergey Lapkovsky Photography

Tamara and Dan Wedding – High Centerpiece Grouped Arrangements – Weylin – Sergey Lapkovsky Photography

Distinctive, dynamic, and versatile come to mind when thinking about the table decor ideas that we are going to highlight. Trading out the single centerpiece, grouped arrangements offer endless design and styling opportunities for your wedding reception. Typically composed of three or more small arrangements, they can feature a floral recipe evenly distributed through the composition or one type of flower in each vase, exuberant color or a monochrome palette, vessels of different sizes and shapes or a uniform collection. Whether your wedding style is classic and sophisticated, contemporary chic, or whimsical garden, the creative possibilities using grouped arrangements are limitless. 
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