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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February 6, 2020

Stefanie & Mike: Opulent Romance at Gotham Hall

Stefanie and Mike Wedding - Bride and Groom Bouquet Chuppah - Gotham Hall - Emma Cleary Photography

Stefanie and Mike Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet Chuppah – Gotham Hall – Emma Cleary Photography

 

After seeing a Broadway show with her mom and grandma, Stefanie planned to meet up with friends for a night out in the city. Stefanie reassured them not to worry about how she would get home – her friend Mike had offered to drive in from East Meadow, just a town over from where her parents lived in Long Island and pick her up. She just had to ask. Grandmas know best and Stefanie’s grandma saw the situation clear as day. “If he is going to drive all the way into Manhattan at 1 am to pick you up and then just turn around and bring you home, he must be in love with you.”
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January 7, 2020

A Look Back At The Real BB Weddings Of 2019

Paige and Justin Wedding - Bride and Groom Kissing Tropical Foliage Arch - The Press Lounge - Cheyanna De Nicola Photography

Paige and Justin Wedding – Bride and Groom Kissing Tropical Foliage Arch – The Press Lounge – Cheyanna De Nicola Photography

 

They say don’t dwell on the past, but we would happily relive just about every moment from our Real BB Weddings of 2019. The year leaves us with a great feeling of gratitude. We had the chance to really get to know our couples and make their wedding visions a reality. As our working relationships became stronger than ever, new connections with talented vendors and industry professionals were made. To say we are excited for what the future holds in 2020 would be a serious understatement.
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May 22, 2019

Sara & Mitch Exchange Vows Under A Beautiful Chuppah

Sara & Mitch Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - The Foundry - Craig Paulson Studio

Sara & Mitch Wedding – Ceremony Atmosphere – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio

 

Part 3: Ceremony & Chuppah

Anticipation grew as guests took their seats to witness Sara and Mitch’s nuptials. In just moments, the couple would meet under beautiful, floral adorned chuppah. Sara describes how The Foundry’s industrial aesthetic helped guide the backdrop’s design. “I wanted to juxtapose hard and soft elements with the chuppah by pairing a sturdy foundation with romantic flowers and lots of greenery.” Her vision translated into a dark wood structure embellished with a lush mixture of roses, dahlias, nigellas, Queen Anne’s lace, and wax flowers in shades of blush, red, and white. Seeded eucalyptus, salal greenery and ruscus added a natural touch to the display.
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December 18, 2018

Interview With Jeff Stillwell, Founder of Stillwell Events

Jeff Stillwell, Founder of Stillwell Events - Andre Maier Photography - courtesy of Stillwell Events

Jeff Stillwell, Founder of Stillwell Events – Andre Maier Photography – courtesy of Stillwell Events

 

“If the band stops abruptly, the lights come on while some of your guests are still eating dessert and the party doesn’t have a smooth ending, this last impression will overshadow the beautiful decor and heartfelt moments of your wedding. My job is to make sure this doesn’t happen.” Before starting his company Stillwell Events, Jeff Stillwell’s invaluable training was obtained by being the Director at some of New York City’s most luxurious venues. Thanks to the hospitality learned from a Southern upbringing coupled with a drive to continually cultivate new skills and knowledge, Jeff quickly established himself as one of the best in the industry. Stillwell Events plans and executes life’s most important events – anniversaries, birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, and of course weddings. “I love doing weddings,” Jeff says. “Tailoring every detail so the day of is expressed as an authentic signature of a couple is really rewarding.”
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November 5, 2018

Kristen & Joe Celebrate With A Beautiful, Fun-filled Reception

Kristen & Joe Wedding - High Centerpieces - Trumpets at the Gate - by Kim Mancuso

Kristen & Joe Wedding – High Centerpieces – Trumpets at the Gate – by Kim Mancuso

 

“We had the most laid-back, fun reception. The whole party danced the night away, from the flower girls to the grandparents!” Here, our featured bride Kristen shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.

Part 4: Reception, Centerpieces, and Surprise Moments

After a joyous cocktail hour, guests made their way to the reception where they were greeted by a gorgeous welcome table arrangement of peonies, roses, ranunculus, snapdragons, and stock set in chic cylinder vases of various heights. Trumpets at the Gate’s dining room is marked by large, open windows and elegant chandeliers On this day, the space was awash in natural light, casting an airy, romantic atmosphere.
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