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 18, 2020

Interview With Natalie LaRosa of Soil + Soul Studio

Natalie LaRosa - Founder of Soil + Soul - photo courtesy of artist

Natalie LaRosa – Founder of Soil + Soul – photo courtesy of artist

 

When we were tagged in a photo on Instagram featuring artwork of preserved baby’s breath, our first thought was, “Wow! This is beautiful!” Admittedly, our second thought was, “But, what does this have to do with our wedding flowers?” Then we saw that a past bride had made the post and also tagged Soil + Soul Studio. Turns out, the tiny white flowers were actually taken from a bouquet of baby’s breath we made for Holly, the past bride, to carry at her wedding last year. We then reached out to Holly for more details.
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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 10, 2020

BB Venues We Love: The St. Regis New York

High Centerpiece / Hannah & Mark / The St. Regis New York / Shira Weinberger Photography

High Centerpiece / Hannah & Mark / The St. Regis New York / Shira Weinberger Photography

 

With its exclusive location, breathtaking atmosphere, and storied history that goes back over a century, The St. Regis is a crown jewel of New York City. Marked by exquisite details from floor to ceiling, the interior radiates beauty and grandeur at every turn. It is no wonder couples desiring a classical luxury wedding choose The St. Regis for their special day. Bride & Blossom has had to opportunity to decorate the venue many times over the years. It is never lost on us what an honor it is to work there.
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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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February 4, 2020

Fun & Exciting Valentine’s Day Date Ideas In New York City

Rebecca and Nelson Wedding - Bride Groom Dancing - Tribeca Rooftop - Jason Thomas Crocker Photography

Rebecca and Nelson Wedding – Bride Groom Dancing – Tribeca Rooftop – Jason Thomas Crocker Photography

 

If you ask us, the second most romantic city in the world (behind Paris of course) is New York City. Whether you are single and looking for romance or have been together for years, there’s something new and adventurous to do around the clock. Every February, the city really turns up the heat with special offerings for couples in love or just looking to take their relationship to the next level. From a ‘magical’ candlelit dinner to spending the night at a world famous museum, here are fun and exciting date ideas guaranteed to make this Valentine’s Day in New York City unforgettable.
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