May 7, 2020

DIY Flower Arrangements: Real BB Wedding Centerpieces You Can Make At Home

Shoshana & Michael Wedding - Low Centerpiece - Carlyle on the Green - Susan Stripling Photography

Shoshana & Michael Wedding – Low Centerpiece – Carlyle on the Green – Susan Stripling Photography


We are all spending A LOT MORE time at home right now. Many of us are using this period to declutter, organize, and redecorate in an effort to create a space that is warm, inviting, and well, feels good. Nothing lifts the spirit of the home like an arrangement of fresh flowers. Bountiful blooms at the center of the table or a petite bouquet on the window sill gives any room an instant mood makeover.

You are not alone if you meet the task of properly arranging flowers with hesitation. The eye-catching centerpieces peppering Instagram, Pinterest, and home decor magazines look incredibly complex, even to an expert’s eye. But this shouldn’t hold you back from exploring the joys of artful flower arranging. It is an accessible and easy to acquire skill and we are here to help. Going through the Real BB Wedding archives, we picked beautiful arrangements to get you started. Read on to learn how to recreate these blooming lovelies at home.
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Categories: Blog, Bride & Blossom Weddings, Floral Arrangements and Decor Advice, Types of Flowers, Your Inspiration Fix


April 9, 2020

Fresh Flower Wedding Cakes: 15 Ideas For Adding Real Blossoms To Your Big Day Dessert

Caroline & Jonathan Wedding - Wedding Cake Cutting - Oheka Castle - by Craig Paulson

Caroline & Jonathan Wedding – Wedding Cake Cutting – Oheka Castle – by Craig Paulson


When it comes to wedding cakes these days, taste is just one of the factors that couples consider when deciding on what to serve their guests. Now more than ever, natural flowers and greenery are replacing the traditional cake topper to create fresh, one-of-kind designs. We always get excited when our couples ask us to set aside elements from their floral theme to decorate their wedding cake. A few pillowy peonies on top, a cascade of garden roses, and a ring of ivy can take the basic white dessert to the next level. From petite and sweet to blooming show-stoppers, here’s a look at some of our favorite petal trimmed confections from the Real BB Weddings archives.
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Categories: Blog, Bride & Blossom Weddings, Floral Arrangements and Decor Advice, Your Inspiration Fix


March 27, 2017

The Minimalist Bride: Subtle Accents on Your Big Day

Every bride has her own unique style and vision for her big day. However, some have a hard time finding the perfect balance between lavish décor and simple highlights without making the style feel too trendy or flashy. Our minimalist brides have a simpler taste; they prefer subtle and neutrals, accenting organically to create a theme. If you find yourself looking to create a beautiful scene that lights up a room without taking away from the main attraction of the bride and groom, we may just have what you are looking for. Here are a few ways to delicately add your signature touch to your special occasion while keeping it modest, sophisticated and tasteful.
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Categories: Blog, Luxury Wedding Expertise, Must Read Bridal Advice


March 14, 2017

Repurposing Floral Arrangements from Your Wedding

You’ve been waiting your whole life for this moment. You’re getting married, and with great celebration comes great planning. First thoughts in the planning process are often the venue, your dream dress and food to impress the guests. Yet with all this in mind, it’s important to remember that your bridal flowers are something to put great thought and design into. They are a treasure to be seen, and a lot of time, planning and budgeting goes into your florals to bring your wedding and theme to life. However, due to the life span of these gentle blossoms and their fleeting beauty, many tend to shy away from grand floral pieces to avoid the guilt or afterthought that your flowers will only have a life span of a few hours. What happens to these radiant beauties after the reception has ended and guests are walking out after they danced the night away? Though their sole purpose is to bring beauty, romance and charm into your wedding day ceremony, pictures and reception, some couples deem it a waste of money that flowers are used only for one night. They end up scaling down the designs they had dreamed of, so as to not feel bad about having large amounts of “wasted money” sitting around.
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Categories: Blog, Floral Arrangements and Decor Advice


April 1, 2016

Vendor Feature: Studio Saldana

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Does this photo give you the feels? If so, the crew at Studio Saldana may just be the right photographers for you. We’ve worked with Steven Saldana and his team on two of our favorite weddings, one at the Affinia Hotel, and one at the picturesque Battery Gardens. See our gallery below, and give Studio Saldana a call if you’re still looking for an exceptional wedding photographer in NYC.


Venues: The Affinia Hotel / Battery Gardens

Categories: Blog, Bride & Blossom Weddings, Industry Insider, Luxury Wedding Expertise


February 3, 2016

A Peek Behind the Curtain

Some of you have had the chance to visit us at our sparkling Midtown Manhattan showroom, and hopefully we will soon have the pleasure of hosting those who have not.

Our showroom is where we meet clients for floral and decor design consultations and host really fun parties (we love a good party)!

In order to keep our showroom in tip top shape (clean, organized, and chic), we do all our back-of-house production and design at our studio in Long Island City, Queens. This is where we can really get our hands dirty to create beautiful wedding flower magic. We wanted to share some images from our archives of our home away from home.
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Categories: Blog, Bride & Blossom Weddings