April 13, 2018

Interview with Marcus Mordachini of Fusion Productions

From ceremonial structures, centerpieces, and linens to entertainment and cuisine, there are so many aspects that go into planning a beautiful wedding. All of these features are lost without amazing lighting. Lighting can be used to completely transform the look and feel of a venue, creating a breathtaking setting where memories that last a lifetime are made.

 

Image Courtesy of Fusion Productions

Image Courtesy of Fusion Productions

 

Marcus Mordachini founded his company, Fusion Productions, in 1997. For the past 20 years, he has been making couples’ wedding wishes come true through innovative techniques in lighting and event design. We had the pleasure of talking with Marcus about how he got started in the industry, what it is like to work in New York City’s top wedding venues, and the latest trends and technologies couples are using to illuminate their special day.
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February 7, 2018

Aerin & Steven: Modern Elegance at 26 Bridge in DUMBO, Brooklyn

We are excited to introduce Aerin, our Bride & Blossom featured bride for February! On an early summer day, Aerin and Steven exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral followed by a stylish reception at 26 Bridge in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. Aerin did double-duty as both bride and planner. Here, she shares the first part of their love story.

 

Aerin and Steven Wedding - Bride and Groom - 26 Bridge Brooklyn - Susan Shek Photography

Aerin and Steven Wedding – Bride and Groom – 26 Bridge Brooklyn – Susan Shek Photography

 

Part 1: Proposal & Planning

Aerin and Steven share a passion for traveling to new places steeped with history and culture. Québec City was at the top of their must-travel list and the couple finally made the journey for a romantic winter weekend. Aerin recalls, “It was February, so we expected it to be cold. But Canada-cold is definitely a different kind of cold. The temperatures dropped to -40 degrees with the wind chill!”
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January 31, 2018

Marianna & Peter Celebrate Saying “I do” With A Glamorous Black Tie Reception

The vows have been exchanged and now it’s time for the newlyweds to celebrate their life together! Marianna & Peter didn’t miss a beat welcoming guests to their glamorous reception. Décor reflected the couple’s classic black tie style. But the party mood was full of energetic excitement with everyone toasting the couple and dancing well into the night! In today’s post, we present the final chapter in Marianna and Peter’s wedding story.

Marianna & Peter Wedding - Centerpiece Calla Lily Black Magic Garden Rose - Mandarin Oriental New York - Fred Marcus Studio

Marianna & Peter Wedding – Centerpiece Calla Lily Black Magic Garden Rose – Mandarin Oriental New York – Fred Marcus Studio

 

Part 4: Reception Décor, Card Table, and Sweetheart Table
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January 24, 2018

Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Marianna On Her Floating Chuppah

One of the best things about being a floral designer in New York City is working with brides who incorporate their own special traditions into their wedding day. The chuppah, a significant feature of a Jewish ceremony symbolizing the home of the soon-to-be married couple, lets a bride be creative and express their personality and style. This week, we talked with our featured bride Marianna about her jaw-dropping chuppah and how she felt on her wedding day.

Marianna & Peter Wedding - Ceremony Aisle Chuppah - Mandarin Oriental New York - Fred Marcus Studio

Marianna & Peter Wedding – Ceremony Aisle Chuppah – Mandarin Oriental New York – Fred Marcus Studio

 

Part 3: The Ceremony

As guests took their seats for the ceremony, all eyes were on the stunning scene before them. Anticipation was mounting because in just a few moments, the bride and groom would join together under an enchanted display of suspended blooms.
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August 2, 2017

Unique Wedding Card Table Ideas to Welcome Your Guests

When it comes time to start thinking about wedding flowers, your mind goes straight to the obvious – bridal bouquet, table centerpieces, and the ceremony arch and chuppah. One décor feature that doesn’t immediately seem important is the card table. Give it a little more thought though. The table is a key feature because it welcomes guests, and every one of them will notice the display as they pick up the escort cards directing them to their seats.

Couples can use the card table to make a statement, expressing their unique interests, style, personality, and wedding theme. From extravagant and grand to intimate and understated, here are card tables from our real BB weddings to use for inspiration.
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