When we met with wedding planner José Rolón at his Brooklyn Heights office, he was coming down from a wedding that took place just days before. Working with twenty-four different vendors on this particular event, he recalls, “Not kidding, I walked into the venue and had five vendors simultaneously circle around me with questions.” Most would have buckled in the situation, but José is grace under pressure personified. It’s particularly incredible considering that he started his company José Rolón Events just five years ago. Since then, José has established himself as a major player in New York City’s wedding scene. For much of this time, he’s juggled work with being a single father to his three children. “After my husband passed away unexpectedly, I learned to never let myself get too comfortable. I am not a pessimist by any means, but you just never know what life will throw at you, good or bad.” Read More
While planning for their wedding, Sophia and Sam knew that they wanted the ceremony’s atmosphere to be an expression of feeling. This week, we look at how the couple designed their décor to symbolize the beginning of their new life together.
Sophia & Sam Wedding – Ceremony Trees Hydrangea Manzanita Dendrobium Phalaenopsis Orchid – Tribeca 360 NYC – by Shira Weinberger
Part 3: Ceremony and Arrangements
As guests took their seats, everyone’s attention was drawn to the captivating ceremonial display before them. In just a few moments, Sophia and Sam would take their place together amidst magnificent arrangements of trees in full bloom. Read More
From ceremonial structures, centerpieces, and linens to entertainment and cuisine, there are so many aspects that go into planning a beautiful wedding. All of these features are lost without amazing lighting. Lighting can be used to completely transform the look and feel of a venue, creating a breathtaking setting where memories that last a lifetime are made.
Image Courtesy of Fusion Productions
Marcus Mordachini founded his company, Fusion Productions, in 1997. For the past 20 years, he has been making couples’ wedding wishes come true through innovative techniques in lighting and event design. We had the pleasure of talking with Marcus about how he got started in the industry, what it is like to work in New York City’s top wedding venues, and the latest trends and technologies couples are using to illuminate their special day. Read More
Congratulations on your engagement! Take some time to enjoy the moment. But once the sparkling (that ring!) engagement clouds start to lift, you’ll have to take the first steps toward planning your wedding. Just thinking about choosing a venue, finding a dress, and deciding on types of flowers and decor can be overwhelming for any bride-to-be. But with strategy and organization, you’ll stay on course to making your wedding dreams a reality. Here’s how to get started.
The average engagement lasts 16 months. You won’t have an exact date set in stone until you confirm a venue, but it’s smart to have an idea of which month/season in which you want to get married. From there, you can work out a checklist with a timetable to make sure important things like making a guest list, choosing your bridal party, and securing vendors are taken care of. A quick Google search will uncover a bevy of wedding checklists – we like this detailed one from Perfect Wedding Guide. Read More
We always like to end the year on a reflective note. 2017 has been wonderful for Bride & Blossom and our hearts are overflowing with gratitude.
First, the warmest thank you to our brides! We loved getting to know each of you as the plans for your special day took shape. You are all unique, but share one thing in common – a wish for a wedding that is not only unforgettable, but also a sincere reflection of your personality and style. Your visions inspire us to design wedding florals that are beautiful, one-of-a-kind, and a true statement of love.
We’ve been fortunate to connect with committed vendors in the wedding industry. This past year, our professional relationships continued to grow and strengthen, laying the groundwork for more exciting collaborations in the future. Read More
When it comes to wedding photos, the bride planning her nuptials in New York City has much to look forward to. From the iconic architecture, breathtaking skyline views, and buzzing street scenes to the lush public parks, the city is a boundless source of visual stimulation. An amazing photo opportunity can be found just about everywhere you look. Here are 6 inspiring ideas for capturing creative and unique New York City wedding photos.
New York City Skyline Backdrop: Towing skyscrapers and monumental bridges mark the city’s famous skyline. There’s no better way to remember your New York City wedding than using a stunning view of Downtown Manhattan or the Brooklyn Bridge as a photo backdrop. Get a shot of you and your husband-to-be taking in the city’s alluring magic, or round up the girls for a dreamy sunset picture. Read More