April 2, 2019

Rashna & Sean Celebrate Saying “I Do” With A Magical, Jewel Tone Reception

Rashna & Sean Wedding - High Centerpiece - Bronx Zoo - Dideo Films Photography

Rashna & Sean Wedding – High Centerpiece – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography

 

One of main reasons Rashna & Sean chose to get married at the Bronx Zoo was because it offered new and exciting experiences through out the course of their wedding. After an unforgettable ceremony, guests gathered in the Madagascar Exhibition for the first of many toasts to the newlyweds. Then it was off to Schiff Hall for a night of celebration.

 

Rashna & Sean Wedding - Schiff Hall Lion Statue - Bronx Zoo - Dideo Films PhotographyRashna & Sean Wedding - Schiff Hall Lion Statue - Bronx Zoo - Dideo Films Photography

Rashna & Sean Wedding – Schiff Hall Lion Statue – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography

 

Part 4: Reception, Centerpieces, and Sweetheart Table
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March 26, 2019

Rashna & Sean Exchange Vows In An Enchanted Ceremony At The Bronx Zoo

Rashna & Sean Wedding - Bride and Groom Ceremony - Bronx Zoo - Dideo Films Photography

Rashna & Sean Wedding – Bride and Groom Ceremony – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography

 

The Indian wedding ceremony is marked by numerous customs and elements with the mandap being the focus. Featured bride Rashna says, “The ceremony is where my culture was really put on display.” She took full advantage of the Bronx Zoo’s unique architectural features to create a captivating atmosphere that expressed her and Sean’s modern sentiment for tradition.

Part 3: Ceremony & Mandap

A remarkable scene awaited guests as they gathered into the Keith W. Johnson Zoo Center. While the building is used for scientific study and exhibition, it has a dramatic and spiritual feel. Rashna remarks, “The space is so beautiful and features a soaring dome with arches and niches. It really added an amazing affect to everything.”
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March 18, 2019

Featured Bride Rashna On Her Breathtaking Indian Wedding Attire And Jewelry

Rashna & Sean Wedding - Bride - Bronx Zoo - Dideo Films Photography

Rashna & Sean Wedding – Bride – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography

 

The dress, jewelry, and flowers, – these are the elements that make up a bride’s armor so to speak. She chooses each with the utmost thought and care as they define how she wants to look and feel on the biggest day of her life. This is particularly true for the woman getting married in a traditional Indian wedding. Here, our BB Featured Bride Rashna talks about her ceremonial attire and accessories.

Bridal Attire, Henna, & Jewelry

When it came time to start searching for what she was going to wear at her wedding, Rashna got to skip the usual process of jumping from appointment to appointment at the local bridal boutiques. She explains, “My wedding dress had to be a traditional South Indian kanjeevaram saree. But I was lucky, because I was able to pick out my colors.” She chose a stunning jewel tone yellow and orange saree decorated with gold accents.
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March 7, 2019

Rashna & Sean: A Secret Garden Affair At The Bronx Zoo

Rashna & Sean Wedding - Bride & Groom - Bronx Zoo - Dideo Films Photography

Rashna & Sean Wedding – Bride & Groom – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography

 

One of the best parts of our job is seeing a wedding become a marriage of different cultures. Special rituals, customs, and traditions bond two people together in a way that happens once in a lifetime. With this idea in mind, we are excited to introduce Rashna, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for March. “The Indian culture is beautiful and something that I think more people should be exposed to,” says Rashna. “What better way to celebrate my culture that at my wedding?” She and Sean exchanged vows on a beautiful day at the Bronx Zoo. Here, Rashna shares the first part of their love story.
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September 16, 2016

Floral Wedding Traditions from Around the World

It’s easy to take for granted the wedding traditions we know so well, such as the first dance or tossing the bouquet. But our wedding ceremonies, rituals, and festivities vary greatly from culture to culture, including how we incorporate blooms & botanicals. Today we take a look at some floral wedding traditions from around the world, from competitive garland-giving to double bridal bouquets.

Italy

Italian Wedding Car Flowers via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings / Aynhoe Park / Alexa Loy Photography

Italian Wedding Car Flowers via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings / Alexa Loy Photography

 

We’ve all seen movies where the bride & groom clank away in their decked out wedding car, but in Italy it’s often a reality for the couple to make their first exit as man and wife in a car covered in fresh blooms.  As they drive off to wedded bliss, passersby will honk and shout “Auguri!” to wish the new couple a long and joyous marriage.
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March 2, 2016

California Dreaming with Carats & Cake

Here on the East Coast, we often look to the other side for inspiration. West Coast weddings have a particular vibe: soft colors, outdoor settings (thanks to their perpetually perfect weather!), bohemian brides. We looked to one of our favorite websites, Carats & Cake, and picked out a few of the California weddings that dreams are made of.

Elizabeth & Eric, Palm Springs


With California’s majestic mountains, palm trees, and lush greenery providing the backdrop, this ceremony is everything a traditional Cali wedding should be. We love the touches of Hollywood-style glamour that offset the natural beauty of the location.

Venue: Avalon Hotel, Palm Springs
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