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
Claire & James Wedding – Bride Groom – Capitale – by Susan Shek
“Non-traditional best describes my bridal style. I originally wanted to wear a black or red, but not everyone shared my same enthusiasm,” recalls featured bride Claire. She continues, “That was fine though, because I fell in love with my dress the moment I put it on.” Here, Claire talks about her striking Pnina Tornai gown and personal touches that she incorporate into the big day.
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
Wedding dress shopping is often met with mixed emotions. Searching through rack after rack of gorgeous frocks is fun and exciting… up to a point. Then the pressure and anxiety starts to set in. Claire escaped this scenario. Her “say yes to the dress” story is the kind we all wish for. “After trying on about six dresses at Kleinfeld, I tried on my dress and knew immediately it was the one. Even the sample size fit like a glove. It was the perfect combination of classy and sexy.” The showstopper by Israeli designer Pnina Tornai featured a fitted silhouette with an exquisite lace top, which descended down into a silk, floor-length skirt. A sweeping lace panel train brought elegance and drama to the look. Read More
Sophia & Sam Wedding – Ceremony Trees Hydrangea Manzanita Dendrobium Phalaenopsis Orchid – Tribeca 360 NYC – by Shira Weinberger
When it comes to using orchids in wedding floral decor, brides-to-be have much to be excited about. While the Phalaenopsis is the most popular for weddings, there are other types of orchids available such as dendrobrium, cymbidium, and cattleya. Each is uniquely beautiful from the next and can be used in just about every floral decor element. From bouquets to ceremonial structures to centerpieces, here are inspiring ideas for using orchid wedding flowers.
The most recognized of all the orchids is the Phalaenopsis. Our brides love this bloom not only for its exquisite beauty, but also for its versatility. Phalaenopsis orchids can be used in various wedding styles ranging from exotic and opulent to classic to modern. Tall centerpieces featuring lush cream and lavender roses and hydrangea complemented by descending white Phalaensopsis orchids evoke an ambiance of timeless elegance. A bridal bouquet featuring the flower in bold violet with burgundy and red roses captures the eye with dramatic flair. Give the traditional white wedding cake a makeover with a flourish of cascading natural blooms. Read More
We can’t believe it’s almost June already! This time of year is particularly exciting for us at Bride & Blossom. Sure, the days are sun-filled and longer. And for whatever reason, a cocktail with lunch seems more acceptable. But, this is also the start of wedding season. After spending months working on designs with our clients, we finally get to see their floral fantasies come to life! Some of our favorite blooms are having their moment right now such as the ranunculus, Gerbera daisy, calla lilly, dendrobium orchid, and Phalaenopsis orchid. From bouquets and boutonnieres to centerpieces and sweetheart tables, here are gorgeous decor ideas for June wedding flowers. Read More
Just because you are getting married during the coldest time of the year doesn’t mean that you can’t carry a stunning floral bouquet down the aisle! In fact, winter offers many types of flowers that reflect the beauty of the season, which can be designed in a bevy of styles and color palettes ranging from all white to rich wine and berry hues. For the winter bride getting ready to tie the knot, here’s all the inspiration you need to create the prettiest bouquet for your wedding day.
Due to its delicate appearance, the anemone symbolized fragility and anticipation in the language of flowers. The anemone’s unique beauty made it a muse to Monet and Matisse and each master painter used the bloom as inspiration in their art. Read More
After much speculation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement. Prince Harry kept the proposal traditional and intimate, getting down on one knee over a chicken dinner at their cottage. Taken by surprise, Meghan said “yes” before he even had a chance to present the the ring, which was custom-made using his mother Princess Diana’s diamonds, and a central stone from Botswana, a place of special meaning to the humanitarian couple.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – Engagement Photo – via usmagazine.com
We couldn’t be more excited! And we’re certainly not alone on this, but Prince Harry and Meghan come across as different in comparison to other famous royal pairings. Perhaps it’s because he is the younger, more rebellious prince who got caught doing the same stupid things we did in college. Maybe it’s because she’s an American actress we already know from a popular television show. They seem relatable and down to earth, more like a couple you’d see nestled in a booth at a pub than seated side-by-side on thrones. Read More