December 10, 2019

Nicole & Matt: A New Year’s Eve Fête at Houston Hall

Nicole & Matt Wedding - Flower Arch Ceremony - Houston Hall - Jaylim Studio

Nicole & Matt Wedding – Flower Arch Ceremony – Houston Hall – Jaylim Studio

 

It’s practically unheard of these days for a couple to meet without the help of a dating app. Nicole and Matt were introduced the old-fashioned way. “When I started at my company’s New York office, they sat me next to him,” Nicole says. “We would get coffee. Overtime, we began flirting a little, but nothing really happened.” Well, nothing really happened immediately.

We are excited to introduce Nicole, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for December. Nicole and Matt said ‘I Do’ on New Year’s Eve at Houston Hall. Here, she shares the first chapter of their love story.
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November 26, 2019

Lauren & Lou Celebrate with a Chic Cocktail Reception

Lauren & Lou Wedding - Communal Table Centerpiece - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Lauren & Lou Wedding – Communal Table Centerpiece – Natirar – Pat Furey Photography

 

After months of planning and work, one of the most anticipated moments a bride faces on her wedding day is finally getting to see how the reception décor turned out. BB Featured Bride Lauren recalls when she first walked into the ballroom at Natirar Mansion. “Seeing the room for the first time, I was flooded with feelings of happiness and relief. The décor was far beyond anything I could have imagined.” Here, Lauren shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

Part 4: Reception, Tablescape, & Ceiling Installation
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November 18, 2019

Lauren & Lou’s Breathtaking Hilltop Ceremony At Natirar

Lauren & Lou Wedding - Bride Groom Ceremony Structure - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Lauren & Lou Wedding – Bride Groom Ceremony Structure – Natirar – Pat Furey Photography

 

One of the distinguishing features of Natirar is its­ lush natural setting, which offers an unforgettable backdrop for saying “I Do.” But ask anyone who has gone through it, getting married outdoors can be very stressful as inclement weather is always a factor. “For twelve months, I crossed my fingers everyday hoping that it wouldn’t rain!” BB Featured Bride Lauren exclaims. Answering her wishes, Mother Nature came through with the most picture-perfect day imaginable. Here, Lauren, talks about her and Lou’s breathtaking hilltop ceremony.
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November 12, 2019

BB Featured Bride Lauren on Her Gorgeous Netta BenShabu Wedding Dress

Lauren & Lou Wedding - Bridal Portait Brides Bouquet - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Lauren & Lou Wedding – Bridal Portait Brides Bouquet – Natirar – Pat Furey Photography

 

If you are currently wracked with nerves trying to decide on what to wear down the aisle, then Lauren’s ‘Say Yes to The Dress’ story will give you hope. This month’s BB Featured Bride looks back and says with a laugh, “I think I tried on every dress in the Tri-State area.” Lauren’s perseverance paid off in the end. Here, she shares the details about her stunning Netta BenShabu gown and personals.

Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals

New York City’s bridal boutiques are filled with rack upon rack of beautiful fashions by luxury designers from all over the world. Hunting for a wedding dress is exciting and fun – at first. Even the most seasoned shopper can become overwhelmed by the abundance of choices. When asked about her experience, Lauren replies, “Yikes… this was a long process. I tried on more dresses than I care to admit.” Her quest led to Wedding Atelier on Madison Avenue. There, Lauren had encountered a problem of a different kind. “I ended up loving every dress I tried on!” she exclaims. Ultimately, it was a gown by Israeli designer Netta BenShabu that won her heart. “When I put on that dress, I finally knew my search was over.”
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October 24, 2019

Melanie & Nick Celebrate With a Dance-Til-You-Drop Reception

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

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

 

After the ceremony, everyone was ready for a Hollywood rated celebration which began with cocktail hour – signature drinks were named after the newlywed’s favorite film quotes. Melanie looks back and says, “We wanted to capture the opulence of the roaring 20s.” As important as the flowers, the music helped to set a mood of stylish free-spiritedness for the evening. Here, Melanie shares the final chapter in her and Nick’s Real BB Wedding Story.

Part 4: Reception, Centerpieces, and Sweetheart Table

Custom designed escort cards that looked like vintage movie tickets, which were created by the maid of honor, directed guests to their seats. Along with numbers, tables were marked with signs featuring Melanie and Nick’s favorite movies such as Indiana Jones, The Princess Bride, and The Incredibles. “We also painted the ‘movie poster’ frames. They were originally white $1 plastic frames from IKEA,” Melanie says with a laugh. Each place setting was topped with pins, also made by the bride, with designs inspired by the movie table marker.
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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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