June 12, 2018

Featured Bride Jean On Her Breathtaking Monique Lhuillier Dress & Wedding Personals

Jean & Bryan Wedding - Bride & Bridesmaids - Bronx Post Office - by Karen Wise

Jean & Bryan Wedding – Bride & Bridesmaids – Bronx Post Office – by Karen Wise

 

Some brides-to-be know exactly what style of wedding dress they want. While others start their search with no idea at all. Then there are those, like our featured bride Jean, who go in with a set look in mind and completely surprise themselves with what they end up wearing down the aisle.

Part 2: Saying Yes To The Dress & Personals

Once the venue and date were confirmed, Jean had only four months to look for a dress. Because of her busy schedule and short timeline, she sometimes attended bridal salon appointments alone and her sisters and mother joined whenever possible. One afternoon, she and her oldest sister, Joanne, made another visit to Monique Lhuillier on the Upper East Side. The esteemed fashion designer is known for her frothy tulle skirts, dramatic silhouettes, and decorative flourishes. Jean, on the other hand, envisioned herself wearing something classic and simple, but with a modern sensibility. So when her sister pointed out the Fleur gown, she didn’t think much of it at first. “I would never have chosen the dress for myself. It was completely the opposite of what I ever pictured myself in!” says Jean. The blush colored design featured a voluminous, multi-tiered ball gown skirt and strapless lace top. “After trying the dress on for my mother and other sisters, it was clear this was the one.” Jean accessorized her stunning gown with a cathedral length veil, also by Monique Lhuillier, and Ferragamo patent leather sandals.
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June 6, 2018

Jean & Bryan: A Modern Day Fairytale at the Bronx Post Office

Jean & Bryan Wedding - Bride & Groom - Bronx Post Office - by Karen Wise

Jean & Bryan Wedding – Bride & Groom – Bronx Post Office – by Karen Wise

 

Sometimes love happens without you even realizing it. Just ask Jean and Bryan. Their relationship went through many phases over the years before ‘romance’ even entered the picture. But isn’t it the love stories like Jean and Bryan’s, the ones full of twists, turns, and a bump or two that make the rest of us believe that “true love” is even possible?

Jean and Bryan said “I do” on a lovely spring day in a breathtaking ceremony and reception at the Bronx Post Office. Here’s the first chapter in their modern day fairytale.
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May 17, 2018

Pretty Decor Ideas With Freesia Wedding Flowers

freesia flower - via pinterest.com

freesia flower – via pinterest.com

 

With it’s delicate character and lovely fragrance, it’s no wonder that the freesia flower is a favorite among our spring brides. This bell-shaped bloom grows in a variety of colors including red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and white. Lovely and playful, freesias look wonderful on their own or can be used as an accent flower.

Originating in South Africa, the story behind the flowers’s name goes back to the 19th century when the botanist, Christian P. Ecklon, named the bloom after his colleague, Friedrich H.T. Freese, to honor their friendship. Since then, the freesia has been associated friendship, trust, and innocence. What a perfect flower to have close by on the day when you are about to marry your best friend! From bouquets and centerpieces to the wedding cake, here are pretty wedding decor ideas that incorporate freesias.
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April 26, 2018

Gorgeous Gowns From The Spring Bridal 2019 Collections

Ines di Santo - Spring Bridal 2019 Collection

Ines di Santo – Spring Bridal 2019 Collection

It’s no secret that we at Bride & Blossom have a passion for fashion. In fact, getting to see our gorgeous brides walk down the aisle in gowns by the likes of Vera Wang, Galia Lahav, and Ines di Santo is one of the best perks of the job! Top designers recently unveiled their bridal collections for spring 2019 and we have been swooning ever since. There was something for every bridal style from showstopping ball gowns to classic silhouettes to fashion forward ensembles. And with the royal wedding at the back of everyone’s mind, it’s impossible not to think about which of these designs would be best suited for Meghan Markle. So without further ado, here are the favorite looks for the upcoming season handpicked by Bride & Blossom.
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April 25, 2018

Sophia and Sam Celebrate Saying “I do” Under a Spectacular Floral Chandelier

Sophia & Sam Wedding - First Dance - Tribeca 360 NYC - by Shira Weinberger

Sophia & Sam Wedding – First Dance – Tribeca 360 NYC – by Shira Weinberger

 

At the end of the day, a wedding is a celebration of two people and the committed love they have for each other. We love when couples like Sophia and Sam work together to make sure this sentiment is woven into the decorative fabric of their nuptials. For their Tribeca 360 reception, the couple incorporated décor that reflected their personal style, harmonizing modern sophistication with high drama. Here’s the final chapter in the Sophia and Sam’s Bride & Blossom wedding story.

 

Sophia & Sam Wedding - Reception - Tribeca 360 NYC - Shira Weinberger Photography

Sophia & Sam – Tribeca 360 – by Shira Weinberger


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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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