August 11, 2020

BB Featured Bride Fanta On Her Show-Stopping Martina Liana Wedding Dress

Fanta and Darwin Wedding - Bride and Groom Bouquet - Stonebridge Country Club - Belluci Films

Fanta and Darwin Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – Stonebridge Country Club – Belluci Films

 

A bride wants many things from a wedding dress. As the most important article of clothing she will ever wear, it should make her feel confident, beautiful, and true to her personal style, but with a bit more sparkle and shine for the once in a lifetime occasion. BB Featured Bride Fanta knew she had found ‘the one’ when she stepped into a gown by Martina Liana. “I wanted to feel like a showstopper and my dress did just that!” Here, Fanta reminisces about her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and bridal personals.
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August 4, 2020

Fanta & Darwin: Sophisticated Pink & White Romance At Stonebridge Country Club

Fanta and Darwin Wedding - Bride and Groom Bouquet - Stonebridge Country Club - Belluci Films

Fanta and Darwin Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – Stonebridge Country Club – Belluci Films

 

In the age of dating apps, it’s rare to hear about a love story that blossomed from a grade school crush. Darwin caught Fanta’s eye on the first day of their freshman year of high school. “I surveyed the room of my history class for a seat and noted this boy in the back laughing and talking with his peers. He seemed like someone I would enjoy hanging out with,” Fanta remembers. Over the next couple of years, they kept with the same circle of friends, watched each other’s sports events, and even went on a few dates. “However, it wasn’t until senior year when a friend suggested we dress up as twins for senior ‘twin day’ that we really started to hit it off and break the ice,” Fanta says. “I started to learn more about Darwin’s beliefs, his wittiness, and love for weird hats – he even made me wear a matching one on twin day!’” Just a few months before graduation, Darwin finally asked Fanta to be his girlfriend. They were both accepted to the same college program and the rest is history.
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July 28, 2020

6 Photos Every Couple Should Have In Their Wedding Album

Emily and Felix Wedding - Bride and Groom - 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge - Susan Shek Photography

Emily and Felix Wedding – Bride and Groom – 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge – Susan Shek Photography

 

You’ve looked at hundreds of photos for inspiration on venues, fashion, beauty, décor, and flowers to create the wedding of your dreams. The big day finally arrives, and everyone agrees, from start to finish, your wedding was more breathtaking than anything they had ever seen on Pinterest or Instagram. Now imagine after putting in all that time, effort, and money, the photos come back and none of your favorite moments or details are anywhere to be seen. Heartbreaking to say the least.
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July 21, 2020

Interview With Allison Du Val, Managing Director of The Foundry

Allison Du Val - Managing Director of The Foundry - Chuck Baker Photography

Allison Du Val – Managing Director of The Foundry – Chuck Baker Photography

 

“There is that family aspect – both my parents and I still live in parts of the building. We are at The Foundry every day and consider it our home.” For The Foundry’s Managing Director Allison Du Val, running one of New York City’s premier event venues is much more than just a job. She grew up in The Foundry, skipping through the building’s maze-like corridors and exploring its raw grounds daily. Over the next two decades, she watched the former metal foundry, which was also her home, transform into a captivating space for hosting weddings and exclusive parities. Never losing the awe and wonder that filled her imagination as a child, Allison deeply understands and cares about the history, character, and spirit of the building.
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June 9, 2020

BB Featured Bride Dayna On Her Striking Pnina Tornai Wedding Dress

Dayna and Matt Wedding - Brides Dress - Gurney's Montauk - Andreas and Nico

Dayna and Matt Wedding – Brides Dress – Gurney’s Montauk – Andreas and Nico

 

“I don’t think anyone thought I was going to be in a ballgown. I knew I wanted something that was form-fitting, a little bit sexy while also being traditional,” BB Featured Bride Dayna says. With her vision in sight, she set out to find a dress that encapsulated her sense of style – modern, feminine, and sophisticated. Here, Dayna shares all the details about her striking Pnina Tornai gown and personals.

Part 2: Dress, Bouquet, & Shoes

The process of finding a dress was still full of surprises for Dayna. She recalls, “I started pinning dresses right after we became engaged. I’m a shopping addict but trying on wedding dresses was a totally different experience.” Her mother came in from Boston to help and they devoted an entire weekend to the endeavor. The day before her official appointments, they did a trial run, stopping into one store to try on a few looks. “I recommend this to everyone – it was so helpful to see how the different styles looked and felt.”
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June 3, 2020

Dayna & Matthew: A Vibrant Beach Soirée at Gurney’s Montauk

Dayna and Matthew Wedding - Bride and Groom Kissing Bouquet Moongate Flower Arch - Gurney's Montauk - Andreas and Nico

Dayna and Matthew Wedding – Bride and Groom Kissing Bouquet Moongate Flower Arch – Gurney’s Montauk – Andreas and Nico

 

When Dayna and Matthew first met at the go-to-Friday-night bar in their senior year of college, sparks flew right away. “I wasn’t looking for anything serious though. I was just trying to have a good time. But Matthew was very persistent that we were going to continue dating,” Dayna looks back and says with a laugh. His relentless effort paid off and eight years later, the couple exchanged vows in a magnificent summer wedding at Gurney’s Montauk.

We are excited to introduce Dayna, our BB Featured Bride for June. Here she shares the first part of her and Matthew’s love story.
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