Courtney and Nathan Wedding – First Kiss – Tribeca 360 – Josh Wong Photography
Despite having to push back her wedding date due to Covid-19, BB Featured Bride Courtney stayed true to her original vision. “I always knew I wanted a New York City wedding,” she says. “Classic and elegant with the men in tuxedos and a string quartet playing in the background. But I also wanted to incorporate modern and personal touches.” Here, Courtney shares all the details about her unforgettable ceremony at Tribeca 360°.
Part 3: Ceremony & Chuppah
Gathering for Courtney and Nathan’s wedding, guests were greeted with an atmosphere that encapsulated New York style in every sense of the phrase. “The room itself is beautiful, offering 360° views of the cityscape,” Courtney says. “Many of our friends and family attending were from out of town, some had never been to New York City before. I wanted these highlights to stand out, and for them to have the iconic downtown experience without distraction.” She elaborates on how the setting guided her choice of flowers. “I wanted the floral decor to be clean and simple with a lot of white and some greenery.” Read More
Courtney and Nathan Wedding – Bride and Groom Chuppah – Tribeca 360 – Josh Wong Photography
Courtney and Nathan went to the same high school together. “We weren’t high school sweethearts or anything,” Courtney says. It wasn’t until reconnecting after college in 2012 that they started dating. “We had known each other for what seemed like forever. Growing up in the same town as a person, there’s a sense that you share formative experiences and see the world in a similar way. I really felt this with Nathan,” she remembers.
We are excited to introduce Courtney, our BB Featured Bride for August. Courtney and Nathan married on an unforgettable day in June at Tribeca 360°. Here, she shares the first chapter in their Real BB Wedding story. Read More
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