Lorenza & Pete Wedding – Bride Groom – New York Botanical Garden – by The Hons
Heading into the holiday season, we couldn’t think of anyone better to have as our featured bride for December than Lorenza. She and Pete celebrated saying “I do” on an enchanted winter’s day at the New York Botanical Garden. Here, Lorenza shares the first part of their love story.
Proposal & Planning
In a time when casual dating via social apps is like a sport, Lorenza wanted something with more substance. Looking back, she says, “It was the busiest time of my professional career. I was a producer at CNN covering the 2016 election. Despite my busy work-life, I knew I was ready to meet someone special.” So upon the suggestion of a colleague, she joined, with some apprehension, the paid dating website, Match.com. Read More
Kristen & Joe Wedding – High Centerpieces – Trumpets at the Gate – by Kim Mancuso
“We had the most laid-back, fun reception. The whole party danced the night away, from the flower girls to the grandparents!” Here, our featured bride Kristen shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
Part 4: Reception, Centerpieces, and Surprise Moments
After a joyous cocktail hour, guests made their way to the reception where they were greeted by a gorgeous welcome table arrangement of peonies, roses, ranunculus, snapdragons, and stock set in chic cylinder vases of various heights. Trumpets at the Gate’s dining room is marked by large, open windows and elegant chandeliers On this day, the space was awash in natural light, casting an airy, romantic atmosphere. Read More
Kristen & Joe Wedding – Wedding Ceremony – Trumpets at the Gate – by Kim Mancuso
With its charming cottage-like building, scenic waterfront atmosphere, and breathtaking views of Moriches Bay, Trumpets At The Gate looks like a postcard come to life. Kristen says, “When my sister Rachel found the venue just six weeks from our wedding date, it completely changed our plans in the most amazing way.” After seeing the wooden walkway leading to the water, Kristen and Joe knew it was where they would have their nuptials. Here, Kristen talks about her beautiful outdoor ceremony at Trumpets At The Gate. Read More
Kristen & Joe Wedding – Bride – Trumpets at the Gate – by Kim Mancuso
The process of finding a wedding dress isn’t always linear. You start with a clear picture of what you want to wear in mind and then make an appointment. After explaining your style to the bridal salon, you are presented a rack of choices they think you will like. But every time you step out of the fitting room and look in the mirror, the excitement you should be feeling just isn’t there. “I had tried on so many dresses I really thought that ‘the one’ was a myth,” Kristen remembers. Not to worry. Her “say yes to the dress” story does have a happy ending. Here, Kristen talks about how her wedding day look came together. Read More
Kristen & Joe – Wedding – Bride Groom – Trumpets at the Gate – by Kim Mancuso
Obstacles inevitably arise during the wedding planning process. But imagine your wedding is just six weeks away and the contract with the venue falls through. This is the situation Kristen, this month’s Bride & Blossom Featured Bride, and her then fiancé, Joe, found themselves. But with an open mind, and some help from Kristen’s sister, Rachel, who also happens to be Bride & Blossom’s founder, the couple pulled off the seemingly impossible and had the celebration of their dreams.
Claire & James Wedding – Bride Groom – Capitale – by Susan Shek
The scene in Capitale’s Grand Ballroom looked like a luxurious party from the Gilded Age of New York. But the excited mood was very of the moment and the event about to unfold was all about celebrating a modern day love. Here, our featured bride Claire shares the final chapter of her Real BB wedding story.
Part 4: Reception, Décor, and Special Moments
After taking their seats, guests waited for the newlyweds to make their party arrival through the venue’s downstairs doors. But Claire and James had bigger plans. She recalls, “No one expected us to make an entrance from the balcony catwalk! It was perfect. ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ by Stevie Wonder played as we walked down the spiral staircase and met all of our family and wedding party on the dance floor. We all immediately started dancing!” And with that, the tone was set for the rest of the night. Read More