December 11, 2018

Featured Bride Lorenza On Her Breathtaking Pnina Tornai Wedding Dress

Lorenza & Pete Wedding - Bride - New York Botanical Garden - by The Hons

Lorenza & Pete Wedding – Bride – New York Botanical Garden – by The Hons

 

Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals

“I knew there would be so many gorgeous dresses that I could love,” recalls Lorenza. “I narrowed down one dress on Kleinfeld’s website before going in.” At her appointment, she was presented with three dresses including the dress she found online. Lorenza looks back and says with a laugh, “Sure enough, when I tried on that dress, I knew it was “the one. I was undoubtedly Kleinfeld’s fastest sale.”

She chose a striking trumpet silhouette gown by Israeli designer Pnina Tornai. The dress featured exquisite floral lace overlay, delicate cap sleeves, and an elegant chapel train. She complemented her look with an understated, cathedral length veil made of chiffon, also by Pnina Tornai, and Badgley Mischka shoes.
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November 19, 2018

Fall Wedding Décor Ideas With Chrysanthemum Flowers

Chrysanthemum - via new plantsandflowers.com

Chrysanthemum – via new plantsandflowers.com

 

Do you know which flower to give to friends and family born in November? Chrysanthemum, the month’s designated birth flower! Festive, eye-catching, and versatile, it’s also a wonderful bloom to incorporate into fall weddings. From bouquets to wedding cakes, we’ve rounded up pretty floral décor ideas with chrysanthemums, this month’s BB Bloom in Spotlight.

Chrysanthemums (commonly known as “mums”) were first cultivated in China where the flower was documented in writings as early as 15th century BC. Around 400 AD, the bloom was introduced to Japan. So taken by the flower’s beauty, the Japanese adopted it as the emperor’s crest and official seal. After being introduced to Europe in the 17th century, the chrysanthemum received its present day name, which derives from the Greek words “chrysos” meaning gold (its original color) and “anthemon” meaning flower. Cultivation over the years has produced various types and colors including white, red, and purple. In the language of flowers, the chrysanthemum represents longevity, fidelity, joy, and optimism. With attributes like these, it’s no wonder couples want the flower close by on their wedding day!
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November 5, 2018

Kristen & Joe Celebrate With A Beautiful, Fun-filled Reception

Kristen & Joe Wedding - High Centerpieces - Trumpets at the Gate - by Kim Mancuso

Kristen & Joe Wedding – High Centerpieces – Trumpets at the Gate – by Kim Mancuso

 

“We had the most laid-back, fun reception. The whole party danced the night away, from the flower girls to the grandparents!” Here, our featured bride Kristen shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

Part 4: Reception, Centerpieces, and Surprise Moments

After a joyous cocktail hour, guests made their way to the reception where they were greeted by a gorgeous welcome table arrangement of peonies, roses, ranunculus, snapdragons, and stock set in chic cylinder vases of various heights. Trumpets at the Gate’s dining room is marked by large, open windows and elegant chandeliers On this day, the space was awash in natural light, casting an airy, romantic atmosphere.
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October 25, 2018

Kristen & Joe Say “I Do” In A Breathtaking Waterfront Ceremony

Kristen & Joe Wedding - Wedding Ceremony - Trumpets at the Gate - by Kim Mancuso

Kristen & Joe Wedding – Wedding Ceremony – Trumpets at the Gate – by Kim Mancuso 

 

With its charming cottage-like building, scenic waterfront atmosphere, and breathtaking views of Moriches Bay, Trumpets At The Gate looks like a postcard come to life. Kristen says, “When my sister Rachel found the venue just six weeks from our wedding date, it completely changed our plans in the most amazing way.” After seeing the wooden walkway leading to the water, Kristen and Joe knew it was where they would have their nuptials. Here, Kristen talks about her beautiful outdoor ceremony at Trumpets At The Gate.
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October 18, 2018

Featured Bride Kristen On Her Gorgeous Martina Liana Dress

Kristen & Joe Wedding - Bride - Trumpets at the Gate - by Kim Mancuso

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.
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October 9, 2018

Kristen & Joe: A Romantic Beach Affair At Trumpets At The Gate

Kristen & Joe - Wedding - Bride Groom - Trumpets at the Gate - by Kim Mancuso

Kristen & Joe – Wedding – Bride Groom – Trumpets at the Gate – by Kim Mancuso

 

Obstacles inevitably arise during the wedding planning process. But imagine your wedding is just six weeks away and the contract with the venue falls through. This is the situation Kristen, this month’s Bride & Blossom Featured Bride, and her then fiancé, Joe, found themselves. But with an open mind, and some help from Kristen’s sister, Rachel, who also happens to be Bride & Blossom’s founder, the couple pulled off the seemingly impossible and had the celebration of their dreams.

Part 1: Proposal & Planning
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