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
Andrea and John met moving into the freshmen dorms at the University of Pennsylvania in the summer of 2006. They were next door neighbors in the Quad and became fast friends navigating college life in a new city together. While their friendship escalated throughout college, it wasn’t until the winter of 2009, after they both took semesters abroad in two different Italian cities, that John finally asked Andrea out on a date – and they’ve been together ever since!
Andrea & John / The Liberty Warehouse / POPography
The couple was married this past June at the St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights. The ceremony was followed by a beautiful reception at The Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, a breathtaking converted warehouse right at the water’s edge, featuring exposed brick, original wooden beams, a full bridal suite, and panoramic views of New York Harbor. Read More