July 13, 2021

BB Venues We Love: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Rachel and Seth Wedding - High Centerpiece - Brooklyn Botanical Garden - Julia Newman Photography

Rachel and Seth Wedding – High Centerpiece – Brooklyn Botanical Garden – Julia Newman Photography

The establishment of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden over a century ago paralleled the modern development of New York City. As skyscrapers, paved streets, and bridges grew like weeds, it was nearly impossible to find a soft spread of grass or blooming flower garden. Not much has changed to the concrete jungle that has come to define the cityscape. And thankfully, not much has changed to Brooklyn Botanic Garden since opening in 1911. It continues to be a designated green public space where people can come and get lost in the mesmerizing splendor of nature. It is no wonder then that the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an in-demand venue for couples planning their wedding in New York City.
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April 2, 2019

Rashna & Sean Celebrate Saying “I Do” With A Magical, Jewel Tone Reception

Rashna & Sean Wedding - High Centerpiece - Bronx Zoo - Dideo Films Photography

Rashna & Sean Wedding – High Centerpiece – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography

 

One of main reasons Rashna & Sean chose to get married at the Bronx Zoo was because it offered new and exciting experiences through out the course of their wedding. After an unforgettable ceremony, guests gathered in the Madagascar Exhibition for the first of many toasts to the newlyweds. Then it was off to Schiff Hall for a night of celebration.

 

Rashna & Sean Wedding - Schiff Hall Lion Statue - Bronx Zoo - Dideo Films PhotographyRashna & Sean Wedding - Schiff Hall Lion Statue - Bronx Zoo - Dideo Films Photography

Rashna & Sean Wedding – Schiff Hall Lion Statue – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography

 

Part 4: Reception, Centerpieces, and Sweetheart Table
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May 2, 2018

Kate & Chase: Bohemian Elegance at the Mansion at Natirar

We are excited to introduce Kate, our Bride & Blossom featured bride for May! Kate & Chase exchanged vows on a beautiful day in late summer at the Mansion at Natirar. Here is the first chapter in their wedding story.

 

Kate & Chase Wedding - Bride & Groom - Mansion at Natirar - by Sally Pinera

Kate & Chase Wedding – Bride & Groom – Mansion at Natirar – by Sally Pinera

 

Part 1: Proposal & Planning

Williamsburg, Brooklyn attracts a creative crowd. On any given sun-filled day, the neighborhood’s McCarren Park is sprawling with people relaxing on blankets, picnicking, and discreetly drinking wine out of red solo cups. If you are an artist, the chances of meeting another artist are pretty good. But what are the chances that the other art-minded person is your soul mate? Kate looks back, “That date is so memorable for the both of us and brings back a feeling that is unexplainable. We definitely were in a love spell, and the entire day was surreal, fascinating, and full of laughter.”
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April 22, 2018

Bride & Blossom Venue Spotlight: Battery Gardens

Kate & Alex Wedding - Battery Gardens - couple - orange, peach bouquet - by Susan Shek Photography

Kate & Alex Wedding – Battery Gardens – couple – orange, peach bouquet – by Susan Shek Photography

 

When it comes to choosing where to get married in New York City, each couple is different from the next. Some couples want a venue with a view while others want one that is rich in history and tradition. Access to a picturesque backdrop for taking photos is always a plus. And let’s not forget about cuisine. A guest’s wedding experience is always shaped by the food that is served.

Located at the Southern most corner of Manhattan’s Battery Park, Battery Gardens offers all of these things and more to the couple looking for their perfect wedding venue. New York City’s history began in Battery Park when Dutch Settlers landed there in 1683. Today, it is a 25-acre public park exuding a tranquil beauty that makes visitors completely forget they are actually in bustling metropolis. Nestled within this urban oasis, Battery Gardens has stunning indoor and outdoor spaces that accommodate the wedding from the start of the ceremony to the end of the reception. Esteemed veteran chef Ari Nieminen heads the kitchen, which offers delectable menus designed to meet the highest culinary tastes. And breathtaking vistas of New York Harbor are ever-present through out the wedding festivities.
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April 18, 2018

Featured Bride Sophia on Her Stunning Ceremony at Tribeca 360

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

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.
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April 11, 2018

Featured Bride Sophia On Her Showstopping Galia Lahav Wedding Dress

Sophia & Sam Wedding - Bride - Tribeca 360 NYC - by Shira Weinberger

Sophia & Sam Wedding – Bride – Tribeca 360 NYC – by Shira Weinberger

 

Finding your wedding dress can be a daunting task. You want to feel and look beautiful as soon as you put it on. You want the dress to be something you can’t stop thinking about even while sifting through rack after rack of other beautiful designs. Ultimately, you want what you wear down the aisle to represent you. Today, we talk with our featured bride Sophia about the moment she knew when to say “yes to the dress.”

Part 2: Wedding Gown & Personals

Like many brides-to-be, Sophia began the search for her wedding dress online. The worldwide web can be an overwhelming place, especially when looking for something that means so much to you. Sophia had an easier time than most though. “I spent a lot of time on the Internet looking for wedding dresses and found one that I kept going back to. As I went through the trying on process, it was the one that I would always compare the other dresses to. It didn’t take long before I knew that that first dress was the one for me.”
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