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June 27, 2017

Bride & Blossom’s Favorite Bridal Shops in New York City

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Congratulations on your engagement! Once you’ve enjoyed the moment, it’s time to start planning for the big day. At the top of your to-do list is finding the perfect wedding gown. With so many designers and looks to choose from, the task is met with a mix of joy and anxiety. One thing is for sure though: you want to find a frock that makes you feel beautiful and is a true expression of your style and personality.

We spend a lot of time with our brides. While conversations focus on flowers, we love to hear about a bride’s dress, where she got it, and how she knew it was the one for her. We’ve gleaned a lot of insight over the years and thought it would be fun to put together a guide to Bride & Blossom’s favorite bridal shops in New York City.

Lovely Bride (182 Duane St, Manhattan)

Lovely Bride – Bridal Shop – NYC – via www.notey.com

 

Lovely Bride caters to the woman who wants to keep the experience of finding a wedding dress intimate and relaxed. Decorated in serene hues of blush, white, and gold, this dreamy Tribeca bridal shop offers a selection that is diverse, yet not overwhelming. Designers include Marchesa Notte, Leanne Marshall, Christos, Theia, and Watters.

Shop details: Appointments are 1 hour with 4 persons max; Prices range from $1800-$6000; Shop advises purchasing gown 7-10 months in advance; Holds designer trunk shows offering 10% off when purchase is made that weekend

 

Kleinfeld (110 W 20th St, Manhattan)

Kleinfeld – Bridal Shop – NYC – via www.theknot.com

 

For over the last 60 years, Kleinfeld has set the standard for bridal shops when it comes to service and selection. There’s a reason why the hit TV show “Say Yes to the Dress” takes place in this 30,000 sq. ft. salon where you’ll find gowns by Badgley Mischka, Christian Siriano, Reem Acra, Amsale, Zuhair Murad among others.

Shop details: Appointments are 1.5 hours; Prices range from $2500-$23,000; Shop advises purchasing gown 8-10 months in advance; Holds designer trunk shows

 

Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier (110 E 55th St, 8th Fl, Manhattan)

Amanda and Donald - Bride - Liberty Warehouse - Photography by South Eleventh

Amanda and Donald – Bride – Liberty Warehouse – Photography by South Eleventh

 

This upscale bridal salon offers a wide selection of gorgeous gowns by the world’s leading designers. The setting is intimate and the service is personalized, complete with a bridal consultant who greets you upon arrival. Designers include Inbal Dror (worn above by our bride Amanda), Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Packham, Mira Zwillinger and more.

Shop details: By appointment only; Prices range from $5000 to $20,000 with an average price point of $7000; Holds designer trunk shows

 

Shareen Vintage (13 W 17th St, Fl 2, Manhattan)

Shareen Vintage – Bridal Shop – NYC – by Khaki Bedford Photography – via www.shareen.com

 

Have you always fantasized of a wedding that evokes the beauty and mood of a past era? Shareen Vintage offers unique, elegant bridal gowns by designer & owner Shareen Mitchell that you’ll find nowhere else. Alongside Shareen’s original designs, the shop also offers an expertly curated selection of vintage wedding attire in pristine condition.

Shop details: By appointment only; Prices typically range between $1200-$2400

 

Stone Fox Bride (Williamsburg)

StoneFoxBride – Bridal Shop – NYC – via www.stonefoxbride.com

 

Stone Fox Bride founder and owner Molly Guy understands that not all women are about ball gowns and tiaras. This sensibility forms the bedrock of her alternative bridal shop where you’ll find easygoing, bohemian-inspired gowns and a collection of veils, crowns, and jewelry for the bride who wants to walk down the aisle to her own beat.

Shop Details: By appointment only at monthly Saturday Pop Ups in select Williamsburg locations; Prices typically range from $1000-$11,500

 

Veka Bridal (412 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn)

VekaBridal – Bridal Shop – NYC – via www.vekabridal.com

 

Veka Bridal is for the woman whose style is anything but classic. This charming Brooklyn shop carries an inspired selection of indie designers whose gowns are unique and rethink the traditional bridal look. Owners Ksenia and Jana rotate their designer roster each season, offering collections by Tomomi Okubo, Adele Wechsler, and Rembo Styling, among others.

 Shop Details: By appointment only; Prices range from $1500-$4000

 

Bridal Reflections (437 5th Ave, Manhattan)

Anna & Matthew Wedding - Ceremony - Pierre Hotel NYC - by Brett Matthews

Anna & Matthew Wedding – Ceremony – Pierre Hotel NYC – by Brett Matthews

 

Bridal Reflections boasts a long list of leading designers from around the world. The shop’s vast selection could come across as overwhelming. But thanks to a personalized, expert staff, the experience of choosing the perfect gown is nothing but relaxing and unhurried. Look for names such as Ines Di Santo (worn above by our bride Anna), Enzoani, Galia Lahav, and Victor Harper, among others.

 Shop Details: By appointment only 48 hours in advance; Prices range from $4000-$25,000; Holds designer trunk shows.

 

One of the best things about being in the wedding industry is getting to work with brides and watching their unique wedding visions take shape. Choosing a wedding gown is deeply personal. We hope this guide to Bride & Blossom’s favorite bridal shops helps you find the frock of your dreams!

 

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May 17, 2016

A Colorful Statement

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Get inspired by the bright summer sun by giving your wedding ceremony a colorful twist! At Bride & Blossom, we welcome the opportunity to play with color, especially in designing our ceremony chuppahs and arches. We enjoy thinking outside the box to create unique works of art that represent our couples. Whether flowers create an ombré effect or a “pop” of color, your ceremony will be sure to impress your guests and create the perfect backdrop for your special day.

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Our lovely bride at Tribeca Rooftop was ecstatic to see her purple ombré vision come to life for her outdoor ceremony in August. Nicole married her best friend Mark under a canopy of vibrant purples and lush creams. We used varying shades of roses, carnations, and hydrangea to create this beautiful color palette.

Photographer: Shlomo Photography
Venue: Tribeca Rooftop

More from Nicole and Mark’s wedding:
Ombré Floral Chuppah at Tribeca Rooftop Wedding



Floral Arch with Lush Greens, Hot Pink and Fuchsia Roses - Shelby and Jonathan NYC Wedding - Bryant Park Grill - Photo by Craig Warga Photography
One of our stunning summer brides was inspired by berry pinks for her wedding at Bryant Park Grill. We were awestruck when constructing Shelby and Jonathan’s arch full of lush greens and pops of hot pink and fuchsia roses. This arch was a vision amidst the beauty of Bryant Park.

Photographer: Craig Warga Photography
Venue: Bryant Park Grill



flower wall at studio 450 nyc - brad and manjil wedding - photo by weddings by two

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This striking mandap proudly displayed a modern, innovative take on ceremony decor. Brad and Manjil’s custom mandap was a vision of colors and textures. Varying colors of gerbera daisies were swirled together to create a bold backdrop that complimented the classic city skyline.

Photographer: Weddings by Two
Venue: Studio 450

More from Brad and Manjil’s wedding:
Floral Pop Art – Wedding Gallery
Bright Pop Flowerwall at Studio 450

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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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April 27, 2016

Perfectly Peachy at the Refinery Hotel

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Peach Juliet Garden Roses in the Bride & Blossom studio

Peach, the sophisticated cousin of that ubiquitous wedding color — pink. This often-overlooked color can add a delicate touch of femininity to your wedding decor without going over-the-top. It works brilliantly as the subtle pop in a neutral color palette, and is brought to life with the addition of vibrant greenery. At a recent Bride & Blossom wedding held at Manhattan’s Refinery Hotel, we saw this color take center stage as the star of a particularly sophisticated soiree. The cosmopolitan venue provided the perfect backdrop for hues of peach, ivory, and cream with lush green accents.

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Studio D NYC photography captured the intimate atmosphere of the occasion. The bride’s lace gown and simple bouquet, flickering votives on bistro tables, and elegant lanterns all contributed to the classically-romantic vibe.

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These bright neutral colors were the perfect compliment to an exceptional evening in NYC. We hope this inspires your own “peachy” affair to remember!

 

 

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April 18, 2016

#MeetTheReineckes

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bridesmaids bouquet - kristen and tom - nyc wedding - battery gardens in battery park - photo by mekina saylor

When we think of the phrase “dream wedding” in the Bride & Blossom studio, we don’t mean a high-maintenance affair with pounds of tulle and a cavalcade of stretch limos. For us, a dream wedding is one where the couple’s unique love story shines through anything, even a rainy day in Manhattan.

The Reinecke wedding was the kind we dream about. These Boston College sweethearts held their wedding at Battery Gardens, accompanied by the mellow vibes of the Clark Eno Orchestra. The bride wore Kate Spade shoes for the ceremony and reception, but had no problem slipping into Hunter boots when the weather turned wet. From champagne with her bridesmaids until the moment she said “I do,” bride Kristen McEvitt was the perfect image of a princess.

 

Venue: Battery Gardens
Planner: Dominique Bell
Photography: Mekina Saylor Weddings
Music: Clark Eno Orchestra
Cake: A Simple Cake
Gown: Anna Maier
Rings: Michael C. Fina
Hair & Makeup: FaceTime

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April 4, 2016

Bouquet Recipe: Orchids & Roses

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Today’s bouquet recipe combines two types of white orchids with white and cream roses to create a multi-dimensional, textured bouquet in the palest wedding colors. The perfect blend of tradition with a touch of personality that is utterly New York City, this arrangement is as unique as the bride who carried it.

Photography: Jasmine Hsu
Venue: Gotham Hall

For More On This Wedding: White Wedding Flowers at Gotham Hall 

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