Cara and Vince Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – The Estate at Creekside – Laura Huertas Photography
This time last year, no one could have predicted what 2020 had in store for us. We rang in the New Year excited for a new chapter of Real BB Weddings. This all quickly changed in the face of a worldwide pandemic. It became clear that weddings, perhaps the most social event of them all, would be greatly affected as our new reality unfolded by the day.
If anything, 2020 has forced us to change perspective and consider what is most important and valuable in our lives. The handful of weddings we did are a testament to this new sentiment. Faced with an unprecedented list of challenges, couples shifted their focus and asked, “How can we make the most of this day given the situation and make it feel special and meaningful?” Large and lavish celebrations gave way to small, intimate gatherings where every detail was heartfelt and thoughtful (not that they weren’t before, but you get the idea). And friends and family who couldn’t be there in person joined via Zoom and FaceTime. While original wedding visions may have changed, the love, emotion, and beauty that unites two people in life remained as strong as ever. Read More
Nailah and Hasan Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Liberty Warehouse – Jenna Cavanaugh Photography
Nailah and Hasan were all set to have their wedding in November 2020. “As months passed and the COVID-19 situation showed no signs of improving, I began to doubt if we would be able to get married this year as originally planned,” Nailah remembers. The couple had some major decisions to make. After much careful thought, they decided to go through with their wedding, and even pushed the date up to August. “We had just four weeks to pull everything together, and luckily, our venue and all of our vendors were available!” Read More
Cari and AnShih Wedding – Peony Garden Rose Quicksand Spray Rose Bridal Bouquet – Lotte New York Palace NYC – by Kelly Kollar Photography
The bridal bouquet can be traced back to ancient Rome when women carried or wore flower garlands, believing that the blooms represented new beginnings, fidelity, and fertility. Things have changed a bit since then. For the modern bride, the bouquet is her ultimate accessory. Flowers are chosen not only for their symbolic nature, but also for their color, texture, and shape, complementing personal style, taste, and the overall wedding day look. Once they find their perfect floral aesthetic, many of our brides have added deeper sentiment by incorporating a special element into the arrangement. From keepsake jewelry to photos of loved ones, here are inspiring ideas from the Real BB Weddings archives for adding a heartfelt and personal touch to your bridal bouquet. Read More
Laura and Charlie Wedding – Bride and Groom Chuppah – Cipriani – Christian Oth Studio
Months of planning and anticipation lead up to the moment when a couple sees their wedding décor for the first time. “We knew that we wanted a classic white palette,” this month’s Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Laura says. “But to see the chuppah in person was just spectacular.” Here, she shares the details about her elegant ceremony at Cipriani 42nd Street.
Part 3: Ceremony & Chuppah
Gathering for Laura and Charlie’s summer wedding, guests were welcomed with a scene so captivating they immediately forgot about the blistering heat outside. Blending old world glamour and garden romance, an iron gate trimmed with sprawling greenery and crisp white blossoms opened into the ceremony space. Read More
Jewel & Daniel Wedding – Wedding Ceremony Arch – New York Botanical Garden – Josh McCullock Photography
For many couples, the wedding arch will be the focus element of their ceremony. Serving as the backdrop for the moment when your life together will be forever changed, it should say something about the both of you, your love, personality, and style. We’ve had the pleasure of working with couples to create unforgettable displays that set the scene for saying “I Do.” And when it comes to designing a wedding arch, anything goes in terms of shape, materials, and floral styling. Read More
Sara & Mitch Wedding – Bride Groom – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio
Even with the help of social apps, navigating the dating scene in New York City is daunting. Finding a match takes a lot of time and effort. But there are moments when someone, for some reason stands out from the rest. Just ask Sara and Mitch. “He had a lyric from one of my favorite bands on his Tinder bio,” Sara says. “I saw it and decided to say ‘Hello’ through the messenger feature.” Shared interests rank high on the list of qualities one seeks in a partner. With a similar taste in music, they were already off to a great start, even before having the first date. Read More