February 20, 2020

Stefanie & Mike Exchange Vows In A Spectacular Ceremony At Gotham Hall

Stefanie and Mike Wedding - Bride and Groom Chuppah Bouquet - Gotham Hall - Emma Cleary Photography

Stefanie and Mike Wedding – Bride and Groom Chuppah Bouquet – Gotham Hall – Emma Cleary Photography

 

“I’ll never forget seeing the ballroom for the first time,” BB Featured Bride Stefanie recalls. Gotham Hall’s grand, cavernous space is marked with a 3,000 square foot ceiling above an inlaid marble floor with classical gilded ornamentation all around. Decorating such a distinctive venue can be tricky. One could play it safe with traditional white or take a risk with a vibrant floral display. Stefanie chose the latter and here, she reminisces about her and Mike’s spectacular ceremony.

Part 3: Ceremony & Chuppah 
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February 13, 2020

BB Featured Bride Stefanie on Her Breathtaking Anne Barge Dress

Stefanie and Mike Wedding - Bridal Portrait - Gotham Hall - Emma Cleary Photography

Stefanie and Mike Wedding – Bridal Portrait – Gotham Hall – Emma Cleary Photography

 

“My Grandma is my best friend.” If you read Part 1 where Stefanie talks about getting engaged, you already know how important her Grandma was in initiating her and Mike’s courtship. This was also true when time came for the bride to start looking for what to wear down the aisle – her Grandma was more than happy to step in and move the process along. Here, Stefanie talks about her breathtaking Anne Barge dress and personals.

Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
“I wasn’t the type of girl who grew up dreaming of a wedding,” Stefanie says. Her Grandma, however, had been giving a lot of thought to the momentous occasion. “She obsessively watched ‘Say Yes to the Dress,’” Stefanie says with a laugh. “Whenever a dress appeared on the show that she liked, she would hit pause, take a picture of her TV screen and send it to me. And then I would have to research the dress online.” After receiving countless photos this way, one dress finally caught Stefanie’s eye. “When I went into Kleinfeld, I still had NO idea what I wanted but asked my consultant to pull that particular dress my Grandma had sent me. I tried the dress on and knew immediately it was the one for me.”
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February 6, 2020

Stefanie & Mike: Opulent Romance at Gotham Hall

Stefanie and Mike Wedding - Bride and Groom Bouquet Chuppah - Gotham Hall - Emma Cleary Photography

Stefanie and Mike Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet Chuppah – Gotham Hall – Emma Cleary Photography

 

After seeing a Broadway show with her mom and grandma, Stefanie planned to meet up with friends for a night out in the city. Stefanie reassured them not to worry about how she would get home – her friend Mike had offered to drive in from East Meadow, just a town over from where her parents lived in Long Island and pick her up. She just had to ask. Grandmas know best and Stefanie’s grandma saw the situation clear as day. “If he is going to drive all the way into Manhattan at 1 am to pick you up and then just turn around and bring you home, he must be in love with you.”
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December 30, 2019

Nicole & Matt Ring in the New Year with An Enchanted Reception

Nicole & Matt Wedding - Bride and Groom Kissing - Houston Hall - Jaylim Studio

Nicole & Matt Wedding – Bride and Groom Kissing – Houston Hall – Jaylim Studio

 

For Nicole and Matt, hosting their wedding on the biggest party night of year proved to be one of the best decisions they could have made. And while the invitation suggested ‘black tie,’ the couple wanted to ring in the New Year with a fun-filled reception. Here, Nicole shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

Part 4: Reception, Floral Arch, and Tablescape

The entry way to the Nicole and Matt’s reception was marked by an enchanted floral arch of lush, vibrant florals and greenery followed by wine barrels topped with organic arrangements and glowing candles. The décor had a romantic, English garden feel and looked amazing against Houston Hall’s rustic interior. After settling in for cocktail hour, guests raised the first of many toasts to the newlyweds.
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December 23, 2019

Nicole & Matt Exchange Vows in An Intimately Romantic Ceremony

Nicole & Matt Wedding - First Kiss - Houston Hall - Jaylim Studio

Nicole & Matt Wedding – First Kiss – Houston Hall – Jaylim Studio

 

It’s an incredible thing to witness two people you care about get married. Imagine what it’s like to have this experience as one year gives way to another when feelings of love, joy, and excitement for new beginnings are at their peak. Here, BB Featured Bride Nicole talks about her and Matt’s heartfelt New Year’s Eve ceremony shared with family and friends.

Part 3: Ceremony and Flower Arch

Houston Hall’s warm and inviting atmosphere takes on an undeniable allure during winter. Nicole recalls falling for its charm and says, “Matt and I liked that the venue felt rustic and casual, yet it was a something we could dress up a little and instill our unique style.” Arriving for the couple’s end-of-2018 wedding, guests were happy to take shelter from the unseasonable rain, grab a drink, and settle in for an unforgettable night.
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December 17, 2019

BB Featured Bride Nicole on Her Stunning Berta Wedding Dress

Nicole & Matt Wedding - Bride - Houston Hall - Jaylim Studio

Nicole & Matt Wedding – Bride – Houston Hall – Jaylim Studio

 

Many of us look forward to New Year’s Eve for the chance to dress up in our fanciest attire. It’s especially exciting for the bride walking down the aisle on this holiday. The question “Is it too much?” doesn’t apply, and she can incorporate all the glamour and sparkle into her big day look. With her ensemble, Bride and Blossom Featured Bride Nicole aimed to strike a balance between glitz and sophistication. She says, “I wanted to wear something that fit the night, but also felt elegant and beautiful.” Here, Nicole shares all the details about her stunning Berta wedding dress and personals.
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