Brooke and Scott Wedding - Chuppah - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Weddings

A Look Back At The Real BB Weddings Of 2022

Brooke and Scott Wedding - Chuppah - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Brooke and Scott Wedding – Chuppah – Guastavinos – Olivia Christina Photography

To say that 2022 has been an unprecedented year for weddings would be an understatement. It was predicted that more couples would say “I Do” in 2022 than in any other year since 1984. While exact numbers aren’t in yet, our sense is that we’re close to hitting the mark. As wedding florists, we saw firsthand how getting married in a post-pandemic moment influenced our clients’ decisions. Perhaps it had to do with the slowing down and reflection that happened during 2020-2021, but couples were more willing than ever before to take risks and be creative when it came to flowers and decor, attire, food, and entertainment. Expectations about everything being ‘perfect’ gave way to being fully present during this once-in-a-lifetime event. While many of the weddings we are about to highlight look spectacular on an aesthetic level, upon further inspection, you will see that they are speckled with unique and meaningful details that are a sincere expression of the couple’s love and personality. Please join us as we look back at the Real BB Weddings of 2022.
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Hannah and Brad Wedding - Chuppah - Metropolitan Club - Melani Lust Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Viva Magenta: How To Use Pantone’s Color Of The Year 2023 In Your Wedding

Hannah and Brad Wedding - Chuppah - Metropolitan Club - Melani Lust Photography

Hannah and Brad Wedding – Chuppah – Metropolitan Club – Melani Lust Photography

To say that we were excited when Pantone announced Viva Magenta as its 2023 Color of the Year would be an understatement. The brand describes the shade as “brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.” Simply put, Viva Magenta symbolizes all the love and emotion you feel when you are about to marry your soulmate and start a new life together. Still, it’s a bold color that demands attention, which may make some hesitant about incorporating it into their big day scheme. Does this sound like you? From flowers to attire and accessories to beauty, read on for beautiful ideas on how to use Viva Magenta in your wedding.
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Stefanie and Mike Wedding - Low Centerpiece - Gotham Hall - Emma Cleary Photography

Planning & Inspiration

A Guide To Wedding Candles: Gorgeous Ideas For Lighting Up Your Big Day

Stefanie and Mike Wedding - Low Centerpiece - Gotham Hall - Emma Cleary Photography

Stefanie and Mike Wedding – Low Centerpiece – Gotham Hall – Emma Cleary Photography

Congratulations, you’ve finally settled on your wedding flowers. Now onto the next question: How to show off these beautiful blooms in their brightest light? This is when your florist and planner (if you are using one) will go over candle options to see which type best complements your wedding scheme. Candles are essential to creating the ambiance for your big day whether you dream of a candlelit aisle, want to dine in an intimate, glowing tablescape, or need to warm up a cavernous room. Because these decor staples come in an array of styles, shapes, and sizes, we put together this guide highlighting inspiring floral designs with candles from the Real BB Weddings archives.
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Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding - Low Centerpiece - The Foundry - Anastasiia Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Pretty Wedding Centerpiece Ideas For Long Reception Tables

Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding - Low Centerpiece - The Foundry - Anastasiia Photography

Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding – Low Centerpiece – The Foundry – Anastasiia Photography

If you have been following along, you know that we have already covered round and rectangular tables. The final installment in this blog series will explore floral decor options for long reception tables. Occasionally referred to as banquet style, this layout is created by pushing together rectangular tables to create a long table that seats ten or more guests. Wedding planners and floral designers alike love this setup because of how its clean lines and perfect proportions give the impression that all elements, from the flowers and place settings to the chairs, are lined up flawlessly.
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Anna and Jack Wedding - Tablescape High and Low Centerpiece - The Foundry - Asher Gardner Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Gorgeous Wedding Centerpiece Ideas For Round Reception Tables

Anna and Jack Wedding - Tablescape High and Low Centerpiece - The Foundry - Asher Gardner Photography

Anna and Jack Wedding – Tablescape High and Low Centerpiece – The Foundry – Asher Gardner Photography

Congratulations! After months of meetings, phones calls, and emails, you and your wedding planner (if you have one) have mapped out the dining space in painstaking detail to determine the seating layout of your reception. Now it’s time to make an appointment with your florist to design the floral decor that will underscore the tone of your wedding and pull together the room. When we first talk with clients, we go over their desired wedding style, color scheme, favorite flowers along with any images they have pinned and saved for inspiration. At this point, they have a good sense of the shape, size, and layout of their tables with the most popular being round, rectangular and banquet. This information is important because certain types of centerpieces pair best with each kind of table.
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Alexandra and Robert Wedding - Bride and groom Walking Down Aisle - New York Botanical Garden - A Day of Bliss

Weddings

Alexandra & Robert Marry in a Breathtaking Twilight Ceremony

Alexandra and Robert Wedding - Bride and groom Walking Down Aisle - New York Botanical Garden - A Day of Bliss

Alexandra and Robert Wedding – Bride and groom Walking Down Aisle – New York Botanical Garden – A Day of Bliss

“It’s not every day you get to have your very own private event at the New York Botanical Garden,” BB Featured Bride Alexandra says. “Robert and I wanted our guests to experience just how truly magical the venue is. Knowing that we wanted to get married outside as the sun was going down, the intimate and natural setting at The Stone Mill especially appealed to us.”

Here, Alexandra looks back on their breathtaking twilight ceremony before family and friends.
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