Marisa and Josh Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - Gotham Hall - Emma McDonald Weddings

Weddings

Marisa & Josh: A Timeless White Floral + Greenery Affair at Gotham Hall

Marisa and Josh Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - Gotham Hall - Emma McDonald Weddings

Marisa and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings

Marisa and Josh began dating in high school. They decided to stay together after graduation, despite going away to different colleges. Marisa says, “We agreed that as long as our relationship makes sense to us, we will make it work. And Josh and I have been together ever since.” Being in a long-distance relationship helped the couple prepare for the challenges of planning a wedding during a global pandemic. She explains, “Of course postponing due to Covid-19 was heartbreaking because of the waiting and uncertainty. But at the same time, we had been together for ten years, so what was one more year in the grand scheme of everything?”
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Lauren & Lou Wedding - Bride Groom Ceremony Structure - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Gorgeous Lucite Wedding Decor Ideas You Have To See To Believe

Lauren & Lou Wedding - Bride Groom Ceremony Structure - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Lauren & Lou Wedding – Bride Groom Ceremony Structure – Natirar – Pat Furey Photography

Imagine exchanging vows under a floating arrangement of blossoms with a picturesque countryside backdrop in full view. More and more couples are embracing Lucite and acrylic decor to make wedding daydreams like the one just described come to life. What’s so remarkable about Lucite is how it allures with contradiction – bold yet invisible, modern yet timeless, edgy yet understated. Clear decorative elements make a statement, elevating a space while creating fluidity for the eye to freely gaze. Lucite works with just about any style: add soft florals for a romantic feel; sleek accents create a contemporary vibe; gilded details align with elegance. From the start of your ceremony to when dessert is served, we’ve rounded up gorgeous ideas for incorporating Lucite and acrylic decor into your big day.
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Emily and Felix Wedding - Bride and Groom - 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge - Susan Shek Photography

Planning & Inspiration

6 Photos Every Couple Should Have In Their Wedding Album

Emily and Felix Wedding - Bride and Groom - 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge - Susan Shek Photography

Emily and Felix Wedding – Bride and Groom – 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge – Susan Shek Photography

 

You’ve looked at hundreds of photos for inspiration on venues, fashion, beauty, décor, and flowers to create the wedding of your dreams. The big day finally arrives, and everyone agrees, from start to finish, your wedding was more breathtaking than anything they had ever seen on Pinterest or Instagram. Now imagine after putting in all that time, effort, and money, the photos come back and none of your favorite moments or details are anywhere to be seen. Heartbreaking to say the least.
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Lauren & Lou Wedding - Communal Table Centerpiece - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Weddings

Lauren & Lou Celebrate with a Chic Cocktail Reception

Lauren & Lou Wedding - Communal Table Centerpiece - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Lauren & Lou Wedding – Communal Table Centerpiece – Natirar – Pat Furey Photography

 

After months of planning and work, one of the most anticipated moments a bride faces on her wedding day is finally getting to see how the reception décor turned out. BB Featured Bride Lauren recalls when she first walked into the ballroom at Natirar Mansion. “Seeing the room for the first time, I was flooded with feelings of happiness and relief. The décor was far beyond anything I could have imagined.” Here, Lauren shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

Part 4: Reception, Tablescape, & Ceiling Installation
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Kate & Alex Wedding - Battery Gardens - couple - orange, peach bouquet - by Susan Shek Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Bride & Blossom Venue Spotlight: Battery Gardens

Kate & Alex Wedding - Battery Gardens - couple - orange, peach bouquet - by Susan Shek Photography

Kate & Alex Wedding – Battery Gardens – couple – orange, peach bouquet – by Susan Shek Photography

 

When it comes to choosing where to get married in New York City, each couple is different from the next. Some couples want a venue with a view while others want one that is rich in history and tradition. Access to a picturesque backdrop for taking photos is always a plus. And let’s not forget about cuisine. A guest’s wedding experience is always shaped by the food that is served.

Located at the Southern most corner of Manhattan’s Battery Park, Battery Gardens offers all of these things and more to the couple looking for their perfect wedding venue. New York City’s history began in Battery Park when Dutch Settlers landed there in 1683. Today, it is a 25-acre public park exuding a tranquil beauty that makes visitors completely forget they are actually in bustling metropolis. Nestled within this urban oasis, Battery Gardens has stunning indoor and outdoor spaces that accommodate the wedding from the start of the ceremony to the end of the reception. Esteemed veteran chef Ari Nieminen heads the kitchen, which offers delectable menus designed to meet the highest culinary tastes. And breathtaking vistas of New York Harbor are ever-present through out the wedding festivities.
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Canopy of Blooms at Gramercy Hotel

Mairin & Seo’s evening wedding on the rooftop of the Gramercy Park Hotel exuded elegance and class. They married in front of a romantic and lush flower wall and dined and danced under a canopy of white blooms.

 

Vendors

 

Venue: Gramercy Park Hotel

Photographer: Stak Studios

Bride’s Gown: Ines di Santo

Cake: Ron Ben Israel

Catering: Union Square Events

Music: Art Strings & DJ Gary Stewart

Invitations: Paper Finger

Hair & Makeup: Michael Lucero

Dance Floor: Tower Productions

Flowers Donated to: Repeat Roses

Entertainment: The Haiku Guys