November 30, 2021

Allison & Josh Celebrate with a Beautiful, Multi-Cultural Reception

Allison and Josh Wedding - Reception Entertainment Chinese Dragon - New York Botanical Garden - Emma Cleary Photography

Allison and Josh Wedding – Reception Entertainment Chinese Dragon – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography

The weddings we remember most are those that are a true expression of a couple’s love and personality. Allison and Josh let guests know that nuptials were going to be uniquely genuine before a ceremony program was handed out or centerpiece was put on display. “We had our welcome dinner at Shun Lee West the night before,” Allison says. “We tried to weave in both of our backgrounds.” A nod to the bride’s Chinese heritage and groom’s Jewish faith continued through the festive, multi-cultural reception. Here, Allison shares the final chapter in her Real BB wedding story.
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November 23, 2021

Allison & Josh Exchange Vows in an Intimate, Late-Summer Ceremony

Allison and Josh Wedding - Bride and Groom Chuppah - New York Botanical Garden - Emma Cleary Photography

Allison and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Chuppah – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography

Having met and fallen in love in New York City, Allison and Josh couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. “We wanted to host our family and friends in the city that played such an important role in our relationship,” the bride says. “We looked at one venue in Manhattan before checking out the New York Botanical Garden. The second we stepped on the grounds, we knew it was the place for us.” Here, she looks back on their intimate, late-summer ceremony.”
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November 8, 2021

Allison & Josh: Romantic Elegance at New York Botanical Garden

Allison and Josh Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - New York Botanical Garden - Emma Cleary Photography

Allison and Josh Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography

In the age of dating apps, so many things need to be in sync for two people to hit it off on the first meeting. Past experiences and expectations are significant factors in this type of situation and both individuals may not be on the same page. Time, in some cases, however, works out the kinks of matchmaking. Allison recalls her first date with Josh. “We initially connected in 2017 on Hinge. We got drinks and the date went well enough that we both seemed open to seeing each other again.” They made plans for a second date at the Comedy Cellar only to have Josh cancel at the last minute. “Josh pretty much ghosted me for the next six months. I had just been on a great first date when he re-emerged. Something told me to give him another chance. It’s part of our story, though a part we kept from our families until it was revealed at our wedding,” she says with a laugh.
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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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August 20, 2019

BB Venues We Love: Stone Mill At New York Botanical Garden

Jewel and Daniel Wedding - floral archway - Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden - Josh Mccullock

Jewel and Daniel Wedding – floral archway – Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden – Josh Mccullock

 

While many wedding venues offer the refined luxury that has come to define New York style, few offer an escape from it all. By this we mean a setting that feels far off, magical, and is surrounded by blooming flowers and sprawling greenery. This is what makes Stone Mill at New York Botanical Garden so special. Tucked away in the lush, natural grounds that were founded in 1891, Stone Mill blends historic charm with modern comforts. With a capacity of 60 to 120 guests, it provides outdoor and indoor spaces to accommodate a wedding from start to finish. Marked by exposed wooden beams, original brick walls, and warm lighting, the newly renovated building radiates intimate romance.
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May 7, 2019

6 Amazing Venues For An Outdoor Garden Wedding In NYC

Jennifer & Sean Wedding - Bride Groom - Brooklyn Botanic Garden - by Andrew Henderson

Jennifer & Sean Wedding – Bride Groom – Brooklyn Botanic Garden – by Andrew Henderson

 

One of the best things about getting married in New York City is all of the amazing venue options that are available. As spring comes to full bloom, couples take advantage of the warm weather, sun-kissed blue skies, and natural backdrops and move their weddings outdoors. Peppered throughout the five boroughs are breathtaking gardens perfect for saying “I Do.” From lush, majestic grounds to intimate, flower-filled gems, here’s where to have a garden wedding in New York City.

New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard)
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