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April 12, 2017

Wedding Technology


After the life-changing proposal and eagerly waiting for the moment you say I do, the between stretch comes with a lot of decisions, planning, and a timeline of responsibilities to be completed. In a whirlwind of overwhelming emotion, excitement, and anticipation, it may be hard to sit down and focus on the planning aspect. We live in a world where we have access to so many amazing technological resources right at our fingertips, and the wedding industry is jumping in with both feet! With so many amazing planning, inspiring, budgeting and shopping options for your wedding, why not take advantage of all the online resources and help make your preparation easier? We’ve picked some of our favorite and most helpful websites, apps, and tips to ease the process and make your wedding a fun, enjoyable task from start to finish!


All Things Wedding

The Knot is the nation’s largest source for wedding news and inspiration. This site is your one-stop shop for all things wedding, providing information on local vendors, wedding websites, registry platforms, guest list manager tools, checklists, budgeting device, inspiration photos, along with general wedding day tips and advice. It is a great resource and can be very helpful for many planning processes.


Wedding Wire is the easiest way to find local wedding vendors. It provides locations and suggestions for wedding venues, cakes, dresses, invitations and more. Their venue and vendor database has more than 200,000 local listings and 2.5 million reviews by real brides. Wedding Wire also provides fun and creative tools like hashtag generators, color palette creators, and help with guest rooms for wedding nights. They have many assets that are both fun and useful for brides all over the country.


The Wedding Wire - Venue Search Engine

The Wedding Wire – Venue Search Engine


Creating Your Wedding Website

Appy Couple is for the tech savvy and innovative couples that want an efficient and elegant platform to display their wedding information. This program not only can assist in creating your site, but you can also design your very own app too! Settings are customizable and allow the couple to filter certain event updates and information for specific groups; this can include guests for the bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner and bridal parties, for example. Sharing photos, shopping the registry, finding travel and hotel details, and RSVPs has never been simpler for you and your guests.


Appy Couple - Customized Wedding App and Website - via Snippet and

Appy Couple – Customized Wedding App and Website – via Snippet and


Riley and Grey is the place for style-fanatic, design-minded couples to create their beautiful wedding websites in an efficient manner. Stay organized with tabs of all sorts, including bridal party bios and other options such as tips on where to stay, eat, and drink near your wedding venue. Modern templates are updated every month to keep things fresh and trendy.


Riley and Grey -Wedding Websites -via Bridal

Riley and Grey -Wedding Websites -via Bridal


Don’t forget to have fun while creating your wedding website! Share your personality, take care of your guests, and bring a little logic to all the logistics with Riley & Grey’s easy-to-use, easy-to-customize, and easy-to-love websites.

For Style Inspiration (When Pinterest just isn’t enough)

Loverly, along with having a built-in virtual wedding planner, is the perfect site for all things wedding-inspired. Find inspiration for beauty, bouquets, cakes, decor, dresses, engagement shoots, rings, food and drinks. You can also be inspired to add your own personal touch on the classic wedding ceremony by relating to other brides with similar interests and beliefs. This can include the bride and groom’s positions or vow ideas during the ceremony. Maybe finding new ideas for bridesmaids or creative flower girl baskets. Search Loverly by endless categories, including theme, style, and location to find what makes your heart full of joy.


Loverly - Wedding Planning & Ideas - Tech Insider - via Business

Loverly – Wedding Planning & Ideas – Tech Insider – via Business


Style Me Pretty is the style savvy wedding resource devoted to the modern bride’s journey down the altar. Style Me Pretty features hundreds of real weddings of all themes, designs, decors and locations. It’s a super exciting way to see what is happening out there in the wedding world, and a helping hand from bride to bride by offering details of personal weddings. Not only does it provide tons of real weddings picture inspiration, but it also offers vendor recommendations and style inspiration. Helpful articles, style tips, DIY projects, seasonal wedding trends and much more are a few of the reasons we love Style Me Pretty!


Style Me Pretty - Logo - via The Garter

Style Me Pretty – Logo – via The Garter


Venue Shopping

Wedding Spot is the first online site that allows you to search, price out, and compare wedding venues in your preferred location and venue types of your choice. There are so many components that go into finding the perfect wedding venue. Wedding Spot allows you to sort by location, concise cost breakdowns, style, guest capacity, a full list of amenities, and a detailed description of the type of setting you’ll get. It’s a great tool to use when beginning the venue shopping process and can greatly help you sort out your venue options.


Aretsky's Patroon Townhouse Wedding - Venue Search - via

Aretsky’s Patroon Townhouse Wedding – Venue Search – via


EVENTup is the great choice when it comes to finding the hidden gems of wedding venues. Along with the traditional venue options, you can search and choose from tons of warehouses, lofts, art galleries and any other outside-the-box places that are now frequently used as event spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. All venues are broken down by cost, amenities, and location for easy comparison! This is a great tool for our non-traditional brides and it is a fun way to discover more about the city you love.


Eventup - Venue Search Engine - via

Eventup – Venue Search Engine – via


Wedding Invitations

Minted is a unique company that works with independent artists and uses technology to allow consumers to discover great creative talent that they may not find elsewhere. Artists can learn, gain exposure, and build their businesses by offering ready-made invites, save-the-dates, ceremony programs, escort cards, and more. Templates can be customized, down to the card size and paper stock. This is a great resource for one-of-a-kind stationery and can play into your theme and wedding day design.

Basic Invite is a completely customizable and unique technology that provides couples with limitless options to instantly create an invitation. Click a few simple buttons to create an invitation that radiates your personality and see it come to life right in front of you. Basic Invite offers stylish and affordable wedding invitations, along with save the date cards, colored envelopes, envelope liners, wedding programs, and thank you cards.


Timeless and Classic Wedding Invitations - Fresh New Invitations - via Basic

Timeless and Classic Wedding Invitations – Fresh New Invitations – via Basic



While in the excitement of planning, it is easy to forget that every little task or purchase can add up quickly. Managing and monitoring your wedding budget is a hard task to follow, but there are a variety of apps and websites that make this process super simple and less tedious to stay inside budget lines. With applications and websites like Wedding Budget Calculator, iWed Planner, and, it is easy to keep your files and budget up to date, and focus on your original guidelines for spending and purchasing in all wedding sectors.


Last Minute Help

As useful as all of these applications are, the planning process can still be overwhelming and tasks can often be missed right in front of your eyes. If you ever feel you need and extra set of hands to finish your wedding checklist in time, some great services to help you with last minute to-do’s are Task Rabbit, Service Magic and Red Beacon, making sure you have a seamless walk down the aisle!

Since it’s 2017, it’s time to channel your inner techie to help you every step of the way! The Internet truly offers so many helpful resources and businesses with a purpose to serve you; isn’t that nice! Getting married should be one of the happiest and stress-free times of your life. Don’t let yourself get caught up in the pressure of decision-making and budgeting. Enjoy yourself, do your research and use these helpful tools around you so that the show goes off without a hitch!


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October 21, 2016

Chuppah Design & Construction


Traditionally reserved for Jewish ceremonies, a chuppah is a four-posted canopy that symbolizes the home a couple will build together during their marriage.  Today, chuppahs can be seen at weddings of all types, from nondenominational to secular.  Chuppahs are a beautiful way to frame your ceremony and create a personal, sacred space for you and your partner to exchange vows.

Every chuppah begins with a sketch, often drawn from several inspirational sources.  “We work closely with our brides on creating the perfect ceremony backdrop, as the decor is setting the scene for such an important moment,” explains our Director of Events Elianna Phelps,  “Sometimes our brides bring us several inspiration images – none of which are their dream ceremony.,,


…Creating sketches allows us to help our clients combine the aspects of each image that they love into one, and give them a visual along with a description to make sure that we nail the concept and create the ceremony of their dreams.”

Chuppahs vary greatly in terms of style and construction, leaving the couple’s design options wide open.  Typically they begin with a metal structure as a base, covered in fabric or branches.  Other chuppahs have a wooden frame, such as birch poles.  They can then be embellished with flowers, branches, and greenery.


Chuppahs are exciting to design and construct because the final result is always a little different. “When it’s a new style or look we haven’t done before, the result always feels even more magical,”  says Elianna, “The biggest challenge I find is timing – sometimes we cannot get into the ceremony space until an hour before guests arrive. That’s when things get stressful – when you are under the gun, there is no time for mistakes or corrections.”

Even when things get down to the wire, the stress is always worth it. There’s nothing quite like framing a unique, sacred space for each couple to commit to their everlasting love.


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October 5, 2016

The Bride Carried White : Unlocking the All-White Bridal Bouquet


While some brides may dismiss the idea of an all-white bouquet as generic or forgettable, in truth, there are so many ways to express your unique personal style in all-white. The absence of color unlocks a focus on texture, composition, and tone that goes to show sometimes less really is more. “No matter what the flower or style, white bouquets always look beautiful and chic,” says our Creative Director Lindsay Saltz, “As Da Vinci once said, ‘Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.'”

Here at Bride & Blossom, we’ve worked with dozens of brides seeking all-white bouquets, from vintage to modern, clean to complex.  But no matter the design, a white bouquet is a timeless choice, rich with tradition and symbolic of the bride’s entrance into a fresh, new chapter of her life.

Bridal Bouquet / Lindsay & Billy / Essex House / Charlie Juliet Photography

Bridal Bouquet / Lindsay & Billy / Essex House / Charlie Juliet Photography


For her recent wedding at Essex House, Lindsay chose a rounded, symmetrical bouquet of white ranunculus, off-white and cream garden roses, with intricate ivory rice flowers tucked between blooms throughout.  These ivory details work in contrast to the romantic softness of the roses, and a crystal brooch accent at the center of the satin handle shines in an all-white frame.


Bridal Bouquet / Jen & Daniel / Maritime Parc / CLY by Matthew Photography

Bridal Bouquet / Jen & Daniel / Maritime Parc / CLY by Matthew Photography


Jen turned her classic arrangement of white ranunculus and off-white garden roses into an unforgettable statement piece, by having the blooms tied with a bold black-and-white ribbon.  The loud stripes work in balance with the simplicity of her bouquet, and show off the subtle harmony of the two white tones.


Bridal Bouquet / Jessica & Sean / Maritime Parc / Daniel Moyer Photography

Bridal Bouquet / Jessica & Sean / Maritime Parc / Daniel Moyer Photography


Jessica’s single-ingredient bouquet is as simple as it gets – and equally stunning.  Jess chose to carry forty white calla lily stems, cut long with a centered ribbon.  With nothing to distract from their natural beauty, these trumpet-shaped blooms are impossible to ignore.


Succulent Bridal Bouquet / Danielle & Jared / Ryland Inn / Paul Francis Photography

Succulent Bridal Bouquet / Danielle & Jared / Ryland Inn / Paul Francis Photography


On the other end of the spectrum, Danielle’s bouquet from her wedding at The Ryland Inn, is full to the brim with textures and shapes.  An all-white bouquet allows for an infinite range of greenery, and in this case even a bronzed succulent!  The contrasting greens give the bouquet a natural, wild feel, and the anemone’s dark centers catch the eye and give the arrangement a unique modern twist.


Katelyn's Bridal Bouquet / India House / Diane Hu Photography

Katelyn’s Bridal Bouquet / India House / Diane Hu Photography


Drifting a bit from the pure monochrome, Katelyn’s rounded bouquet featured white peonies, ranunculus and Tibet roses, with romantic blush sweet pea blooms.  The soft pops of blush create a dreamy merging of white and cool pink, and emphasize the fresh green stems.


Liza's Bridal Bouquet / The Ritz Carlton at Battery Park City / Fred Marcus Photography

Liza’s Bridal Bouquet / The Ritz Carlton Battery Park  / Fred Marcus Photography


Finally, the kind of all-white arrangement that’s so classic, it’s like stepping into a fairy tale.  Liza went for tight cream Vendela roses, not yet fully bloomed, completely wrapped in ivory satin and adorned with a lace appliqué to match her dress.  The result was unforgettably elegant, a bouquet rooted in the timeless sanctity of marriage itself.

Whatever your color scheme and whatever your dress, an all-white bridal bouquet might be just what you need to punctuate your bridal style.


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August 15, 2016

Rachel + Matt: Spectacular Splendor at Cipriani 42


Every Sunday, Rachel and her friends would gather to watch The Amazing Race and draft fantasy teams. One night, Rachel’s friend Becky suggested she go out with a friend of hers from middle school, Matt.  After checking out some pictures on Facebook, Rachel gave the thumbs up!


Matt and Rachel began texting nonstop.  Matt was traveling for work at the time and was impressed that Rachel knew Bloomington, IL.  They texted and talked on the phone throughout the week before their first date Friday night at Bistro 61.


Dancefloor / Rachel & Matt / Cipriani / Brett Matthews Photography

Dancefloor / Rachel & Matt / Cipriani 42 / Brett Matthews Photography


On Memorial Day weekend, Matt was off from work on Friday. He told Rachel he would go shopping and prepare a nice dinner for the two of them that evening, but when Rachel walked in the door to their shared apartment, there were candles and roses everywhere, and a pathway leading to Matt.  Matt proposed, she said yes, and they gathered for a surprise dinner with both of their families at Daniel.  Rachel thought they had plans to go look at rings that holiday weekend, so she was shocked!


Happy Couple / Rachel and Matthew / Cipriani 42 / Brett Matthews Photography

Happy Couple / Rachel and Matthew / Cipriani 42 / Brett Matthews Photography


The couple was married in style this past spring at Cipriani 42 in Midtown Manhattan.  Guests were greeted by a stunning gateway covered in woven white cherry blossom branches.  White votive and floating candles led up to a breathtaking four-posted chuppah adorned with an abundance of blooming white cherry blossoms and covered in sheer ivory chiffon.


Chuppah / Rachel and Matthew / Cipriani 42 / Brett Matthews Photography

Chuppah / Rachel and Matthew / Cipriani 42 / Brett Matthews Photography


Ceremony / Rachel and Matthew / Cipriani 42 / Brett Matthews Photography

Ceremony / Rachel and Matthew / Cipriani 42 / Brett Matthews Photography


The reception featured ethereal high centerpieces of white Hydrangeas, white Peonies, and blush O’Hara Garden roses, in stunning contrast to Cipriani’s dramatic stone walls and high ceilings.


Reception / Rachel and Matthew / Cipriani 42 / Brett Matthews Photography

Reception / Rachel and Matthew / Cipriani 42 / Brett Matthews Photography


The card table once again featured a gorgeous spray of blooming white cherry blossoms, flanked by white floating candles of various heights.


Card Table / Rachel and Matthew / Cipriani 42 / Brett Matthews Photography

Card Table / Rachel and Matthew / Cipriani 42 / Brett Matthews Photography


Congratulations Rachel and Matt!


Venue: Cipriani 42
Photographer: Brett Matthews Photography
Cake: A White Cake
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Tuxedo: Ermenegildo Zegna
Groom’s Shoes: Ermenegildo Zegna
Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhuillier
Music: Hank Lane – Karen Lloyd Band
Makeup: Stacie Ford
Officiant: Rabbi Charles Kroloff


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May 23, 2016

Floral Inspiration from 60’s Starlets


While you may not be swooning over the full-length gloves, white stockings, and pill box hats, there’s no denying the sixties brought about a newfound freedom of expression in bridal style – florals included. 

Today, we take a glimpse at these sixties sweethearts’ wedding flowers – with tips on how to click fast forward for a vintage-inspired, millennium-approved take:

Audrey Hepburn’s Ring of Roses

Audrey Hepburn married Mel Ferrer in a tea-length flared Balmain* dress with satin puffed sleeves and elbow length gloves, accompanied by a stunningly simple crown of roses. (*Yes, that’s the same Balmain responsible for Kim and Kanye’s cyborgian armor at this year’s Met Gala!) 

Audrey-Hepburn Wedding

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer Wedding 60's Bridal Inspiration

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer

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At a serene summer wedding in Montauk, Bride and Blossom added wisps of Italian Ruscus, Baby’s Breath, and Jasmine Vine to a ring of white spray roses for a more contemporary, boho feel.

Shelly & Saba / Gurney's Montauk / Photo by Flora + Fauna / Planned by Whimsy Weddings /

Shelly & Saba / Gurney's Montauk / Photo by Flora + Fauna / Planned by Whimsy Weddings /

Shelly & Saba / Gurney’s Montauk /Photos by Flora + Fauna / Planned by Whimsy Weddings


Pattie Boyd’s Cascading Bouquet

pattie boyd and george harrison

Pattie Boyd George Harrison Wedding 60's Style Inspiration Bridal

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Pattie Boyd married George Harrison in January of 1966, wearing a red fox fur coat by Mary Quant over a pink and red silk dress by the same designer, cream tights and pointy leather flats. George wore a Mongolian lamb coat made for him by Miss Boyd.

While you may not be keen on getting married in full fur, we’re loving Pattie’s wild, spilling bouquet. Clean up this look with an elegant cascade of orchids, or by applying the same concept to decorative accents, such as this pew arrangement with trailing eucalyptus and and a champagne satin ribbon.

Cascading Orchid Bouquet / Stephanie & David / Blue Hill Stone Barns / Ira Lippke Studios

Orchid and Garden Rose Cascading Bouquet / Stephanie & David / Blue Hill Stone Barns / Photo by Ira Lippke Studios

Catherine Deneuve’s Statement Floral Headpiece


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Catherine Deneuve married David Bailey in 1965, wearing peep-toe heels, a long sleeved bell dress and – evidently – white polka-dot panties. Besides reminding us to wary of a windy wedding, Catherine is rocking a statement floral headpiece gathered in the center and propping up her veil.  If you’re considering a bold alternative to a circular crown, try a gathered pop of florals, either front & center or nudged to one side for a more casual, modern look.

More from Tracy & Michael’s wedding:

Romantic Wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Palm House


June Carter’s Pops of Red

Johnny Cash June Carter Wedding 60's Bridal Inspiration

Johnny Cash June Carter Wedding 60's Bridal Inspiration

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Johnny Cash and June Carter got ‘married in a fever’ in Franklin, KY in 1968. June wore a short lacy dress in baby blue with a matching crown and carried white bouquet dotted with red roses.  Adding a splash of red is a great way to spin classic pastels on their heels, whether as bright structural accents in a centerpiece, or a sprinkle of berry tones in your bridesmaid’s bouquets.

Low Centerpieces / Red and White Roses / Delanie & Andrew / The Liberty Warehouse / Photo by Le Image/

Delanie & Andrew / The Liberty Warehouse /Photo by Le Image

Shelly & Saba / Flora + Fauna Photography

Shelly & Saba / Gurney’s Montauk /Photos by Flora + Fauna / Planned by Whimsy Weddings



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May 4, 2016

Bridal Beauty at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park


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One of the best parts of working with Bride & Blossom is having the opportunity to hear the amazing love stories of our brides. Liza and Jesse’s story is no exception!

“Jesse’s sister Carly introduced me to Jesse at her Hanukkah party several years ago. My close friend from college grew up in the same town as Jesse and is close friends with Carly. It took Jesse almost a year to ask me out, but after our first date, the rest was history. Being married to Jesse makes me feel like the luckiest girl!”


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We think she’s pretty lucky too, especially helping to create a classic ambiance for her traditional wedding at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park. Liza went with a clean, simple color palette in shades of white and ivory with blush accents that popped against the dominant neutrals she chose. With a show-stopping venue like The Ritz-Carlton, she knew better than to overdo it on décor, and let the setting add to the classy, romantic mood.


“My most memorable moments of my wedding day began with my mom buttoning my gown and my dad seeing me for the first time. At the event, the most special moments were seeing Jesse’s smile as I walked down the aisle and being surrounded by our closest friends and family on the dance floor. It was the most magical night of our lives!”


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We loved working on this stunning and deceptively simple bouquet for Liza to carry down the aisle. 30 cream vendela roses were hand-tied with ribbon that complemented the bride’s dress, and the groom’s boutonniere contained a single cream vendela rose wrapped in ribbon that matched the bride’s bouquet.


low centerpiece - ritz-carlton battery park wedding in NYC - photography by fred marcus


Gorgeous high centerpieces of white hydrangeas and blush-colored roses accented with tall, floating votives decorated some tables, while lower flower arrangements mixed with the same tall floating votives created transparent levels where guests would be seated. Overall, the mood was classic, chic, and 100% New York City bride.


All photos by Fred Marcus Photography


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