After Aerin & Steven exchanged vows, they led guests down to 26 Bridge for an evening of festivities. The atmosphere expressed the couple’s understated style featuring natural floral décor with a mix of modern and vintage touches. In today’s post, we share the final chapter in their wedding story.
Aerin and Steven Wedding – High Centerpieces and Garlands – 26 Bridge Brooklyn – Photography by Susan Shek
Part 4: Reception Décor, Tablescape, & Vintage Accents
When it comes to décor, few reception venues offer the creative freedom that 26 Bridge does. What makes this renovated metal factory so unique is that it blends New York’s industrial heritage with a modern chic feel. Aerin remembers, “Steven and I fell in love with 26 Bridge immediately. With its spacious, open room, we knew that we could create anything we wanted.” Read More
In planning her own wedding, Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Aerin made sure that every element was personal and full of meaning. This week, Aerin spoke to us about finding her perfect wedding gown and how she incorporated family heirlooms into her wedding day.
Aerin and Steven Wedding – Bride Bouquet – 26 Bridge Brooklyn – Susan Shek Photography
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
Many brides-to-be approach the topic of wedding dresses with apprehension, knowing that the process can take weeks, even months in some cases. When asked about her experience, Aerin said, “ I was enjoying planning for my wedding so much that when it came time to find a dress, I was beyond ecstatic.” Early in her search, she came across a Pronovias dress in a bridal magazine. “My heart was set on it,” she recalls.” With fingers crossed, Aerin made an appointment with the designer’s flagship store in Manhattan to try the dress on in person. She remembers that special moment of looking in the mirror, “The dress fit effortlessly and I felt like it was meant to be.” Made of crepe and tulle fabric, the breathtaking Pronovias design features exquisite gemstone embellishment along the back trailed by a sweeping skirt. Read More
We are excited to introduce Aerin, our Bride & Blossom featured bride for February! On an early summer day, Aerin and Steven exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral followed by a stylish reception at 26 Bridge in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. Aerin did double-duty as both bride and planner. Here, she shares the first part of their love story.
Aerin and Steven Wedding – Bride and Groom – 26 Bridge Brooklyn – Susan Shek Photography
Part 1: Proposal & Planning
Aerin and Steven share a passion for traveling to new places steeped with history and culture. Québec City was at the top of their must-travel list and the couple finally made the journey for a romantic winter weekend. Aerin recalls, “It was February, so we expected it to be cold. But Canada-cold is definitely a different kind of cold. The temperatures dropped to -40 degrees with the wind chill!” Read More
There’s nothing we love more than to see a couple use wedding decor to share chapters from their love story. Table numbers are a great way to add a personal touch to your reception. The idea is not to over do it. You don’t want your wedding table numbers to outshine centerpieces and disrupt the decorative flow you worked so hard to achieve! Rather, they should complement the table atmosphere while expressing your love and personality. For the bride in need of inspiration, we went through the Real BB Wedding archives and rounded up our favorite table number designs.
Christina & Damon – High Centerpiece – Book Themed Centerpiece – Windows on the Water – Stephen Govel Photography
You’ve been planning for this day since he slipped a ring on your finger. It’s going to be a weekend full of love, excitement, and happy tears with the people you love most. Celebrations start with gathering your close friends and family for a rehearsal dinner where everyone can mingle and relax after hours of travel. When choosing a restaurant, you want a place that is beautiful and inviting, promises fantastic food and drinks, and is big enough to accommodate all of your guests. New York City is home to countless great dining establishments and many can be reserved for private parties. We rounded up five amazing restaurants that will leave people talking about your rehearsal dinner for years to come! Read More
One of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding is choosing a venue that really reflects you and your partner. Here in New York, your options could range from a luxury penthouse on Central Park to a rose garden in the Bronx with a flock of peacocks in attendance. You name it, New York can almost always make it happen. But it’s easy to limit your possibilities to the places you already know and love. Today, we rounded up six NYC venues you may have never thought of as the perfect spot to say “I do”…
Sure, it might look a little off the beaten path, (though truly it’s minutes from Manhattan via the Queensboro Bridge) but the moment you walk in to the Museum of the Moving Image, you’re transported to a slick, sexy, futuristic wonderland. Galleries remain open during private events, so your guests can tour the hundreds of interactive experiences, film artifacts, video games, and the uber-modern, all-white courtyard. Plus, custom content designed by you and your partner can be projected on the walls throughout the space, or straight onto the big screen. Read More