Brook and Scott Wedding - Reception Atmosphere - High Centerpiece - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Planning & Inspiration

How To Decorate A Large Reception Venue With Wedding Flowers

Brook and Scott Wedding - Reception Atmosphere - High Centerpiece - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Brook and Scott Wedding – Reception Atmosphere – High Centerpiece – Guastavinos – Olivia Christina Photography

One of the biggest challenges of having a wedding reception at a big venue is figuring out how to fill it with decor. As much as soaring ceilings and endless floor area inspire awe, they also induce anxiety for couples once they start thinking about florals. We always remind our clients that instead of feeling stressed, they should view this as an opportunity to be creative, expressive, and make their wedding unforgettably unique. There are tried-and-true designs and tablescape plans that tick all the boxes for transforming a cavernous space into a warm and majestic scene. From hanging floral installations to bright white floral arrangements to bold and colorful centerpieces, here are stunning ideas for decorating a large reception venue with wedding flowers.
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Rachel and Adam Wedding - Chuppah - Brooklyn Botanic Garden - LH Photography

Weddings

Rachel & Adam: Enchanted Splendor at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Rachel and Adam Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait Bouquet - Brooklyn Botanic Garden - LH Photography

Rachel and Adam Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait Bouquet – Brooklyn Botanic Garden – LH Photography

Rachel and Adam met in Washington, D.C., where they lived a block apart. Rachel was attending Georgetown Law School and they started dating four months prior to the beginning of COVID. Rachel remembers, “We were lucky to be together during the pandemic and found a lot of activities to keep us busy.” Now deemed ‘Camp Adam’ by the couple, this time was spent doing everything from playing tennis, hiking, and kayaking to taking virtual cooking and candle making classes to doing puzzles. While many would find being thrown into such an intense situation while still getting to know a person challenging, Rachel and Adam credit this period for establishing the strong foundation of their relationship. “Adam and I perfectly balance each other out. We love to sit on the couch watching TV shows and movies together just as much as we love to play tennis or go out with friends. Neither of us could imagine spending our life without the other.” She finishes, “To this day, we still try to incorporate ‘Camp Adam’ activities into our free time.”
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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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Showroom with Rachel - BB behind the scenes - Fall Floral Trends - Kim Mancuso Photography

Planning & Inspiration

10 Inspired DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas To Welcome The Holiday Season

Showroom with Rachel - BB behind the scenes - Fall Floral Trends - Kim Mancuso Photography

Showroom with Rachel – BB behind the scenes – Fall Floral Trends – Kim Mancuso Photography

You stepped up to the challenge and will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year. While the day is about being grateful for loved ones coming together over a delicious meal, a well-set table only enhances the ambiance surrounding this special occasion. We don’t bring up the topic to cause any additional stress. Our intention is quite the opposite, because the Thanksgiving table decor ideas that we are about to show are not only beautiful, but they are also easy to recreate at home with many designs using items that you already have. From autumnal floral arrangements to festive, candlelit garlands to clean + modern tabletops, here are ten inspired fall centerpieces to welcome the holiday season.
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Sarah and Sam Wedding - Reception Atmosphere Tablescape - Bryant Park Grill - Jaymo James

Planning & Inspiration

Warm Up To These Winter Wedding Candle Ideas

Sarah and Sam Wedding - Reception Atmosphere Tablescape - Bryant Park Grill - Jaymo James

Sarah and Sam Wedding – Reception Atmosphere Tablescape – Bryant Park Grill – Jaymo James

As the season turns and a crisp chill takes to the air, nothing feels more comforting than coming home and lighting a few candles. After years of designing weddings in New York City between the months of November and March, we’ve found that the flickering flames that warm the hearth have the same impact on setting a winter tablescape. Not only welcoming to guests who have made a cold sojourn to be at your celebration, candles help to create an undeniably romantic reception atmosphere.
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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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