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
Rebecca Schoneveld – Designer & Owner of Schone Bride – Diane Hu Photography
Imagine launching a bridal collection completely on your own from a tiny Brooklyn studio apartment. Designing, sewing, marketing, handling clients’ orders, shipping – you are doing it all. Oh, and you’re also pregnant with your first child. This is where Rebecca Schoneveld found herself in 2010 when she started selling her handmade wedding gowns on Etsy.
Rebecca is a prime example that if you stay true to yourself and create out of genuine love for the craft, people will take notice. Her simple, timeless designs struck a chord with brides-to-be who wanted something different from the ornate dresses filling the racks of bridal shops. Business quickly grew and she opened up Schone Bride, a beautiful boutique and production studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Read More
Kate & Chase Wedding – Bridal Bouquet 3 – Mansion at Natirar – by Sally Pinera
After the ring is slipped on, one of the first things a bride-to-be thinks about is what she’s going to wear down the aisle. And when you have a specific vision of how it will look, finding the perfect dress can take some time and effort. Just ask Kate, our featured bride for May. “I was looking for a design with floral appliqué and lace. An open back was important as well. I had tried on so many dresses and none of them were what I hoped for. That is until I went to Spina Bride. It was like stepping into a wedding gown boutique set within a fairytale,” she remembers. Read More
It’s no secret that we at Bride & Blossom have a passion for fashion. In fact, getting to see our gorgeous brides walk down the aisle in gowns by the likes of Vera Wang, Galia Lahav, and Ines di Santo is one of the best perks of the job! Top designers recently unveiled their bridal collections for spring 2019 and we have been swooning ever since. There was something for every bridal style from showstopping ball gowns to classic silhouettes to fashion forward ensembles. And with the royal wedding at the back of everyone’s mind, it’s impossible not to think about which of these designs would be best suited for Meghan Markle. So without further ado, here are the favorite looks for the upcoming season handpicked by Bride & Blossom. Read More
Sophia & Sam Wedding – Bride – Tribeca 360 NYC – by Shira Weinberger
Finding your wedding dress can be a daunting task. You want to feel and look beautiful as soon as you put it on. You want the dress to be something you can’t stop thinking about even while sifting through rack after rack of other beautiful designs. Ultimately, you want what you wear down the aisle to represent you. Today, we talk with our featured bride Sophia about the moment she knew when to say “yes to the dress.”
Part 2: Wedding Gown & Personals
Like many brides-to-be, Sophia began the search for her wedding dress online. The worldwide web can be an overwhelming place, especially when looking for something that means so much to you. Sophia had an easier time than most though. “I spent a lot of time on the Internet looking for wedding dresses and found one that I kept going back to. As I went through the trying on process, it was the one that I would always compare the other dresses to. It didn’t take long before I knew that that first dress was the one for me.” Read More
From the earrings to the shoes, bridal accessories are key to pulling together your look for the big day. And for many brides, the veil is of particular importance. But with so many styles to choose from, how do know which is the right one for you?
Mary & Galen Wedding – Ceremony Arch Greenery and White Flowers – The Hudson Hotel NYC – Photography by Jac and Thom
After seeing countless stunning veils featured in our Real BB Weddings, we suggest to first think about the most piece in a bride’s closet – the gown. Consider the veil as something that complements your gown – it should accentuate, not distract, from the gown’s overall beauty and style. To help the bride-to-be in search of the perfect headpiece, we put together a complete guide to bridal veils so you look and feel your best walking down the aisle! Read More