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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Julie and Nicholas Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - Floral Arch Aisle Arrangements - The Foundry - Unique Lapin

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5 Important Questions To Ask Your Wedding Florist

Julie and Nicholas Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - Floral Arch Aisle Arrangements - The Foundry - Unique Lapin

Julie and Nicholas Wedding – Ceremony Atmosphere – Floral Arch Aisle Arrangements – The Foundry – Unique Lapin

We’re not just making a biased statement here – your florist is going to play a major role in your wedding. From the ceremony entrance to the sweetheart table, their arrangements will set the look and tone of your entire weddingscape. As with any vendor, it’s important that the pro and client are on the same page to ensure that expectations are met and the day is flawlessly beautiful from start to finish.

An expert florist should be able to provide information about types of flowers and season availability along with advice about which floral designs best complement your wedding style and venue. Over the years, we’ve found that successfully turning a couple’s wedding vision into reality relies on maintaining an open conversation from the first meeting until the day of. So grab you’re planning notebook and pen – here are five important questions to ask your wedding florist with notes from the Bride & Blossom team.
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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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Anna and Michael Wedding - Bar Floral Arrangement - Catch - Zani and Duwayne Photography

Planning & Inspiration

13 Creative Ways To Elevate Your Wedding Bar

Anna and Michael Wedding - Bar Floral Arrangement - Catch - Zani and Duwayne Photography

Anna and Michael Wedding – Bar Floral Arrangement – Catch – Zani and Duwayne Photography

We all know that a great party is fueled by an endless flow of drinks. It’s no wonder then that couples are choosing to celebrate their big day with a statement wedding bar. Not only a watering hole serving signature cocktails to instigate those late night dance offs, the bar serves as a focal point of your reception while establishing cohesiveness throughout your weddingscape, creating unity with style, color scheme, and personal touches. As you will see, it’s also a great spot to repurpose florals from your ceremony.
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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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Mary and Galen Wedding - Spray Rose Boutonnieres - Hudson Hotel - Jacquelyne Pierson Weddings

Planning & Inspiration

Fresh Boutonnieres For Spring & Summer Weddings

Mary and Galen Wedding - Spray Rose Boutonnieres - Hudson Hotel - Jacquelyne Pierson Weddings

Mary and Galen Wedding – Spray Rose Boutonnieres – Hudson Hotel – Jacquelyne Pierson Weddings

The white rose is always a safe bet when it comes to choosing boutonnieres for your wedding. Just because the traditional flower has trimmed lapels for decades without fail doesn’t mean you can’t take a risk and think outside of the box – there is no shortage of winning ideas for adding floral embellishment to a groom’s attire. The goal is to find a boutonniere that is unique, but also aligns with your overall floral design whether the theme is classic, natural, or modern. To help you pin down the perfect look, we went through the Real BB Weddings archives and rounded up distinctive blooms worn by our grooms over the years. Stylish, bold, and unpredictable, here are fresh boutonniere ideas for spring and summer.
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