March 29, 2022

Marisa & Josh Celebrate With A Luminous, Candlelit Reception

Marisa and Josh Wedding - Bride and Groom Dancing - Gotham Hall - Emma McDonald Weddings

Marisa and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Dancing – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings

After saying ‘I Do,’ newlyweds Marisa and Josh led their guests up to Gotham Hall’s balcony where hors d’oeuvres and drinks were waiting. Marisa remembers how cocktail hour ended up being an unexpected highlight of the evening. “Watching the drama of the room flip from the ceremony to reception from above was so breathtaking. Everyone commented on how exciting it was to see the transformation happen right before their eyes.” Here, she shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

Marisa and Josh Wedding - Card Table - Gotham Hall - Emma McDonald Weddings

Marisa and Josh Wedding – Card Table – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings


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March 21, 2022

Marisa & Josh Exchange Vows Under a Floating White Floral + Lucite Chuppah

Marisa and Josh Wedding - Bride and Groom Chuppah - Gotham Hall - Emma McDonald Weddings

Marisa and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Chuppah – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings

One of the main draws of Gotham Hall is that it offers a ceremony atmosphere radiating dramatic sophistication beyond compare. BB Featured Bride Marisa realized early on how this would impact her décor choices. “The truth is I always wanted a chuppah that looked ethereal with a lot of greenery,” she says. “But that style just did not fit the space. Feeling the pressure, I scrolled through Bride & Blossom’s past designs and saw what appeared to be a ‘floating’ chuppah. I immediately thought ‘Oh, that’s it, that will work.’”
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March 15, 2022

BB Featured Bride Marisa on Her Romantic Mira Zwillinger Wedding Dress

Marisa and Josh Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - Gotham Hall - Emma McDonald Weddings

Marisa and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings

Not everyone looks forward to the process of figuring out what they are going to wear down the aisle. “I don’t love playing dress up,” BB Featured Bride Marisa admits. “I actually hated wedding dress shopping.” However, because she stayed true to her understated personal style, Marisa’s experience navigating the deep waters of bridalwear was quick and pain-free. Here, she shares all the details about her breathtakingly romantic Mira Zwillinger dress and wedding day accessories.

Part 2: Wedding Dress and Personals

Before even setting foot in a boutique, Marisa had her eye on Mira Zwillinger, the Tel Aviv based bridal label known for designs that combine ethereal embellishment with modern sensibility. “I saw one of their dresses on Instagram and fell in love with it. From that point on, every dress that I saw and liked ended up being by Mira Zwillinger.”
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March 7, 2022

Marisa & Josh: A Timeless White Floral + Greenery Affair at Gotham Hall

Marisa and Josh Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - Gotham Hall - Emma McDonald Weddings

Marisa and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Gotham Hall – Emma McDonald Weddings

Marisa and Josh began dating in high school. They decided to stay together after graduation, despite going away to different colleges. Marisa says, “We agreed that as long as our relationship makes sense to us, we will make it work. And Josh and I have been together ever since.” Being in a long-distance relationship helped the couple prepare for the challenges of planning a wedding during a global pandemic. She explains, “Of course postponing due to Covid-19 was heartbreaking because of the waiting and uncertainty. But at the same time, we had been together for ten years, so what was one more year in the grand scheme of everything?”
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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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February 27, 2020

Stefanie & Mike Celebrate With An Enchanted, Fun-Filled Reception

Stefanie and Mike Wedding - High Centerpiece - Gotham Hall - Emma Cleary Photography

Stefanie and Mike Wedding – High Centerpiece – Gotham Hall – Emma Cleary Photography

 

After exchanging vows, Stefanie and Mike welcomed guests to a stunning reception with décor capturing the magical ambiance of the evening. From the brilliant florals to the gorgeous dinnerware to the show-stopping cake, this was going to be a celebration no one would soon forget. Here, Stefanie shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

Part 4: Reception, Guest Card Display and Centerpieces

The evening festivities commenced with cocktail hour. Guests mingled, enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres, and raised the first of many toasts to the newlyweds. Afterward, everyone returned to Gotham Hall’s Grand Ballroom where they were greeted with a card display made of two walls decorated with greenery and flowers. Stefanie and Mike enlisted Ceci New York to put a personal touch on all of their wedding stationery. “We loved collaborating with Pejy Kash to bring Stefanie and Mike’s classic and timeless vision for their invitations to life,” the luxury wedding invitation designer remarks. “When it comes to the day of accessories, we always love a floral, so when Pejy asked us to create something inspired by Bride & Blossom’s floral design for the day, we were in. We created beautiful floral tags using our signature Ceci Floral Watercolor, each had the guests name hand calligraphed. It was a perfect combination, and for us it’s all in the details!”
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