October 18, 2019

Melanie & Nick Take Center Stage To Say “I Do”

Melanie & Nick Wedding - Ceremony -Suffolk Theater - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – Ceremony -Suffolk Theater – Sean Gallery Photography

 

After walking the red carpet, guests entered the lobby of The Suffolk Theater for Melanie and Nick’s wedding. A festive mood filled the air (literally) – a floating canopy of balloons trimmed with florals and ribbon hung overhead. While the movie theme was apparent, the couple kept the rest of their wedding details under wraps. Melanie reveals, “One of the surprises was that we made our own escort cards to look like tickets. The theater has an original ticket booth from the 1930s. Nick’s friend, who is an actor, stood in the booth handing out tickets and ushering everyone into the theater.” Here, she talks about sharing the spotlight with Nick to say “I Do” in front of family and friends.
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October 10, 2019

BB Featured Bride Melanie On Her Show-stopping Pronovias Dress

Melanie & Nick Wedding - Bride's Bouquet - Suffolk Theater - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – Bride’s Bouquet – Suffolk Theater – Sean Gallery Photography

 

When your wedding theme is ‘1940s Oscars Party,’ only a red-carpet worthy dress will do for the occasion. Melanie could have easily been mistaken for a movie star as she made her way into The Suffolk Theater. Here she shares the details about her show-stopping Pronovias gown and bridal personals.

Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals

It was evident from the beginning that as a couple, Melanie and Nick had a distinct style and their wedding was going to be one-of-a-kind. Perhaps it was this genuine, ‘go with your gut’ approach that made her search for the perfect dress so effortless. Melanie had scheduled two bridal appointments, one in the morning followed by a second in the afternoon. “After trying on and liking a few dresses at the first boutique, I headed to Pronovias in midtown. I knew which gown was going to be mine from the moment I put it on. The decision was so very ‘matter of fact’ that even my Mother-In-Law, who is a very emotional woman, didn’t shed a tear… until the fitting anyway.” She continues, “My mother wasn’t there, so we made a second visit together. My mind was already made up by then and thankfully, she felt the same way.”
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October 3, 2019

Melanie & Nick: Hollywood Glamour at The Suffolk Theater

Melanie & Nick Wedding - Bride and Groom - Suffolk Theater - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – Bride and Groom – Suffolk Theater – Sean Gallery Photography

 

Melanie and Nick met like many couples do these days – online. After a few email exchanges, they made plans to meet at a chic downtown NYC bar only to find out there was a two hour wait to get in. The dive bar just around the corner seemed like a better option. Melanie recalls, “We spent hours talking and playing pool against a Michael Clark Duncan’s look-alike. In the cab ride home, I realized Nick forgot to close out our one-drink tab. That’s how lost in the moment we were.” She continues, “When we said our goodbyes, we both knew that we had just been on our ‘last’ first date.”
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September 24, 2019

Yani & Divinity’s Magical, Fun-Filled Reception

Yani & Divinity Wedding - First Dance - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – First Dance – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

By the time the rings were exchanged, it was clear to everyone that Yani and Divinity had put together the ultimate mixed tape of love songs for their ceremony. Yani looks back and says, “Finally, after the kiss, we exited into cocktail hour to ‘Is This Love’ by Bob Marley!” Here, she shares the final chapter in their Real BB Wedding Story.

Part 4: Card Table, Centerpieces, & Hanging Floral Dance Floor Installation

We always tell our couples not to overlook the card table – it’s the first thing guests see heading into the reception and helps set the tone for the rest of the wedding. Yani and Divinity completely ran with the idea in welcoming their family and friends. The traditional décor fixture took shape in a jaw-dropping tree made of wisteria and birch branches adorned with roses, ranunculus, camellia greenery, and moss. “We had heart-shaped origami place cards, inspired by our connection to Japan, suspended from the branches waiting for our guests,” Yani says.
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September 17, 2019

Yani & Divinity’s Exchange Vows In An Intimately Beautiful Ceremony

Yani & Divinity Wedding - Bride and Bride Bouquet - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – Bride and Bride Bouquet – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

Yani and Divinity saw their wedding as a continuation of their love story, a chapter that they could fully share with family and friends. “We decided to have an unplugged ceremony. Everyone’s commitment to stay present and the LOVE we felt during the ceremony as we read our vows was incredibly overwhelming.”  Here, BB Featured Bride Yani talks about the couple’s intimately beautiful outdoor ceremony overlooking the Manhattan skyline.

Part 3: Ceremony & Archway

As guests made their way to Liberty House’s picturesque gardens for the ceremony, they were welcomed with music being played by a 4-piece string quartet. With a painterly blue sky, the day couldn’t have been more perfect for saying “I Do.”
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September 10, 2019

BB Featured Bride Yani On Her Custom Lee Petra Grebenau Dress

Yani & Divinity Wedding - Bride - Liberty House - Studio A Images

Yani & Divinity Wedding – Bride – Liberty House – Studio A Images

 

As a top performing artist who has taken the biggest stages around the world, Yani is used to getting dressed up. Wearing showstopping ensembles is part of the job. So when it came time to look for a wedding dress, she set out to find something that would exceed any costume she had ever worn before. This was true for Divinity as well. “We both knew that we wanted custom pieces made,” Yani says. Here, she shares the details on her gorgeous Lee Petra Grebenau gown and bridal personals.
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