March 10, 2020

BB Venues We Love: Gotham Hall

Sunita & Daren Wedding - Ceremony Arch - Gotham Hall NYC - by Kirra Cheers Photography

Sunita & Daren Wedding – Ceremony Arch – Gotham Hall NYC – by Kirra Cheers Photography

 

Gotham Hall will always hold a special place in our hearts. It was one of the first major venues in New York City that Bride & Blossom had the pleasure to decorate back in 2011. Built in 1924 when it served as The Greenwich Savings Bank, the space radiates timeless New York elegance from floor to ceiling. What makes Gotham Hall so remarkable from a wedding florist’s standpoint is that despite the distinctive atmosphere, the venue caters to a myriad of décor styles ranging from classic to whimsical to modern.
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March 4, 2020

Laura & Charlie: Timeless New York Glamour at Cipriani 42nd Street

Laura and Charlie Wedding - Bride and Groom Walking Down Aisle - Cipriani - Christian Oth Studio

Laura and Charlie Wedding – Bride and Groom Walking Down Aisle – Cipriani – Christian Oth Studio

 

You know you are in for an epic proposal story when it involves shutting down one of NYC’s most iconic eateries. But first, let us rewind to 2013, the year when Laura and Charlie met on Tinder. “We hit it off immediately by text and had our first date a few days later at Cienfuegos, a Cuban restaurant and bar in the East Village. It was love at first sight and we’ve been inseparable ever since!”

We are excited to introduce Laura, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for March! Laura and Charlie were married at Cipriani 42nd Street last July. Here, she shares the first chapter in their New York fairytale.
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September 27, 2018

Claire & James Dance The Night Away At Capitale

Claire & James Wedding - Bride Groom - Capitale - by Susan Shek

Claire & James Wedding – Bride Groom – Capitale – by Susan Shek

 

The scene in Capitale’s Grand Ballroom looked like a luxurious party from the Gilded Age of New York. But the excited mood was very of the moment and the event about to unfold was all about celebrating a modern day love. Here, our featured bride Claire shares the final chapter of her Real BB wedding story.

Part 4: Reception, Décor, and Special Moments

After taking their seats, guests waited for the newlyweds to make their party arrival through the venue’s downstairs doors. But Claire and James had bigger plans. She recalls, “No one expected us to make an entrance from the balcony catwalk! It was perfect. ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ by Stevie Wonder played as we walked down the spiral staircase and met all of our family and wedding party on the dance floor. We all immediately started dancing!” And with that, the tone was set for the rest of the night.
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September 20, 2018

Claire & James Say “I do” In An Intimate, Candlelit Ceremony at Capitale

Claire & James Wedding - Ceremony - Capitale - by Susan Shek

Claire & James Wedding – Ceremony – Capitale – by Susan Shek

 

As guests gathered in the grand ballroom for Claire and James’ ceremony, they were greeted by a magnificent atmosphere that signaled this was going to be an incredible evening. A dramatic play of light and shadow filtered through the room marked by a soaring ornate coved ceiling and Corinthian columns. While impressive in size and spectacle, Capitale still offered a sense of intimacy and warmth that the couple envisioned for their wedding.

Part 3: Ceremony

“We knew we wanted everything to be classic, elegant, and romantic,” Claire recalls. When it came to ceremony décor, the bride kept it very simple and understated, choosing elements that would enhance the venue’s brilliant interior. The aisle was composed of a white runner accented with clusters of pillar candles set in stylish cylinder vases. The candlelit walkway led to a gilded wall topped with a Tiffany clock dated to 1895. The elegant backdrop encapsulated the old New York feel that so charmed the couple when they first saw the venue.
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January 31, 2018

Marianna & Peter Celebrate Saying “I do” With A Glamorous Black Tie Reception

The vows have been exchanged and now it’s time for the newlyweds to celebrate their life together! Marianna & Peter didn’t miss a beat welcoming guests to their glamorous reception. Décor reflected the couple’s classic black tie style. But the party mood was full of energetic excitement with everyone toasting the couple and dancing well into the night! In today’s post, we present the final chapter in Marianna and Peter’s wedding story.

Marianna & Peter Wedding - Centerpiece Calla Lily Black Magic Garden Rose - Mandarin Oriental New York - Fred Marcus Studio

Marianna & Peter Wedding – Centerpiece Calla Lily Black Magic Garden Rose – Mandarin Oriental New York – Fred Marcus Studio

 

Part 4: Reception Décor, Card Table, and Sweetheart Table
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January 24, 2018

Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Marianna On Her Floating Chuppah

One of the best things about being a floral designer in New York City is working with brides who incorporate their own special traditions into their wedding day. The chuppah, a significant feature of a Jewish ceremony symbolizing the home of the soon-to-be married couple, lets a bride be creative and express their personality and style. This week, we talked with our featured bride Marianna about her jaw-dropping chuppah and how she felt on her wedding day.

Marianna & Peter Wedding - Ceremony Aisle Chuppah - Mandarin Oriental New York - Fred Marcus Studio

Marianna & Peter Wedding – Ceremony Aisle Chuppah – Mandarin Oriental New York – Fred Marcus Studio

 

Part 3: The Ceremony

As guests took their seats for the ceremony, all eyes were on the stunning scene before them. Anticipation was mounting because in just a few moments, the bride and groom would join together under an enchanted display of suspended blooms.
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