Kate & Mark Wedding – Bridesmaids Bouquet pink blush ivory and greenery – Round Hill Club – Michael Justin Studios
You’ve finally decided on the dress and shoes, now it’s time to start thinking about the flowers that you’ll be carrying down the aisle. As the bride’s ultimate floral accessory, the wedding bouquet is the finishing touch on your big day look and should be chosen carefully. While we love a voluminous clutch of cascading blossoms and greenery, smaller bouquets have been catching our eye most recently. What these petite arrangements lack in stature, they more than make up with beauty and meaning. Unique, creative, and personal details become all the more important here. This is especially true as brides have had to reconsider their original vision because of COVID-19, and plan for a smaller, more intimate affair. Read More
Alyson & Gary Wedding – Rose and Eucalyptus and Curly Willow Ceremony Floral Arch – The Estate at East Wind NY – Kate Neal Photography
Expressive, unique, and eye-pleasing, curly willow branches are an excellent choice when you want make a statement with party decor. There’s no denying the enchanted feel they bring to the weddingscape. What is so appealing about curly willow from a floral designers standpoint is its versatility – it works well with just about any wedding style, from organic to whimsical to sophisticated. Looking for ideas on how to incorporate these natural elements into your big day? The search stops here. We went through the Real BB Wedding archives and rounded up our favorite designs that use curly willow branches. Read on to see all the beautiful ways curly willow takes decor to great, new heights. Read More
Sarah and Adam Wedding – Centerpiece – Gramercy Park Hotel – Dan Seo Photography
The tablescape is the anchor of the wedding reception. While floral centerpieces are important, there are so many other details that impact the look and feel of a reception room. Table numbers, linens, place settings, name cards, dinnerware, and glassware can all be used to take decor to the next level. It really takes just one or two extra flourishes to create an unforgettably beautiful dining scene that will have everyone talking for weeks, even years to come.
We completely understand if the thought of having to make one more wedding decision makes you want to tear your To-Do list into tiny pieces. In order to ease your stress and work, we put together a list of unique and simple ideas for elevating wedding table decor. Read More
Mary and Galen Wedding – Blush and White Peony Bouquet – The Hudson Hotel NYC – Jacquelyne Pierson Weddings
The blossoms that a bride carries down the aisle hold great symbolic meaning. And after countless hours spent scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, you have finally chosen the flowers that will make up your wedding bouquet. Now, you have just one more decision to make, and it involves how to tie together the flowers’ stems. From a clean satin wrap to a loose cascade of ribbons, the possibilities are endless. You can even use fabric of sentimental importance such as your grandmother’s lace, or work in a piece of heirloom jewelry. Read More
Amanda and Thomas Wedding – Escort Card Table Detail – Essex House – Kelly Guenther Photography
Ask anyone who has gone through the process, figuring out the seating plan is one of the most brain-racking tasks of wedding planning. Unfortunately, once you have the plan mapped out on paper, there are still more details to consider in this area – specifically, the manner in which your guests will be guided to their seats. Typically, an escort card table or seating chart is used as decorative place marker, welcoming everyone to the reception while instructing them to where they should go and settle into for the rest of the night. The main goals of the escort card table and seating chart are to maintain visual interest, usher seamless flow from Part 1 to Part 2 of the event, and provide clear seating information. Unsure of which option is best for you? We are here to help. Read More
Cara and Vince Wedding – High Centerpiece – Laura Huertas Photography
Guests were buzzing after Cara and Vince’s exchanged vows. Not only had they just witnessed a beautiful ceremony, but their happy hour menu included a strongly caffeinated drink selection. “Vince is Italian and takes his coffee very seriously. He hired Top Hat Espresso to serve an array of coffee and gelato,” the bride says. “Everyone was really happy. It was a unique way to start the second part of our wedding.” Here, Cara shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
Reception, Centerpieces, and Entertainment
After enjoying cocktails and coffee, guests gathered into the reception space where they were greeted with a breathtaking scene. Trimmed with twinkling lights, the clear top tent gave way to the dark sky above, underscoring the enchanted atmosphere all around. The tablescape featured various centerpieces. Simple yet sophisticated, the first style was composed of white Phalaenopsis orchids illuminated by stemmed glass candles. “The orchid centerpieces were my favorite,” Cara remarks. “They made the tables pop with such elegance.” The second style was composed of an exquisite trio of cluster arrangements showcasing burgundy ascot and baccara roses and cream majolica spray roses. Cara, who is Irish and grew up Irish dancing, made the table signs, paying homage to her and Vincent’s family heritages. “Blending the two countries, the tables were named after our favorite places, some we have traveled to and some we hope to visit, in Ireland and Italy.” Read More