December 4, 2018

Lorenza & Pete: Winter Magic At The New York Botanical Garden

Lorenza & Pete Wedding - Bride Groom - New York Botanical Garden - by The Hons

Lorenza & Pete Wedding – Bride Groom – New York Botanical Garden – by The Hons 

 

Heading into the holiday season, we couldn’t think of anyone better to have as our featured bride for December than Lorenza. She and Pete celebrated saying “I do” on an enchanted winter’s day at the New York Botanical Garden. Here, Lorenza shares the first part of their love story.

Proposal & Planning 

In a time when casual dating via social apps is like a sport, Lorenza wanted something with more substance. Looking back, she says, “It was the busiest time of my professional career. I was a producer at CNN covering the 2016 election. Despite my busy work-life, I knew I was ready to meet someone special.” So upon the suggestion of a colleague, she joined, with some apprehension, the paid dating website, Match.com.
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November 9, 2018

Stylishly Warm Looks For The Winter Bride

Lorenza & Pete Wedding - Bride Groom - New York Botanical Garden - by The Hons

Lorenza & Pete Wedding – Bride Groom – New York Botanical Garden – by The Hons

 

Tying the knot on a crisp day as picturesque light illuminates the glistening snow all around sounds absolutely magical, right? While the winter months are beautiful, they also bring plummeting temps, which can make parading around in delicate bridal attire uncomfortable. It’s hard to feel that wedding day glow with chattering teeth, shivers, and goose bumps.

But wouldn’t dressing for the season mean sacrificing style? Not at all! Our favorite bridal designers are offering fashionable options to keep you warm and looking fabulous. From gowns to jackets, here are stunning big day looks that embrace winter’s splendor.
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October 13, 2018

Bride & Blossom’s Top Picks From Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2019

Elie Saab - Wedding Dress - Fall Bridal Collection 2019 - via vogue.com

Elie Saab – Wedding Dress – Fall Bridal Collection 2019 – via vogue.com

 

Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Inbal Dror, and Elie Saab start a list of designers who just revealed their latest creations at Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2019. Showcasing various styles ranging from fairytale ball gowns to arresting mermaid silhouettes to dazzling beaded frocks, these were some of our favorite collections yet. We’re still trying to catch our breath from all the prettiness! And you don’t have to be planning a wedding anytime soon to appreciate the beauty, attention to detail, and artistry of these dresses.

Wedding fashion is a favorite topic of conversation in the Bride & Blossom showroom (after flowers of course!). We always love hearing the story behind the dress from our brides. So we thought it would be fun to share our top bridal looks for the upcoming season.
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September 27, 2018

Claire & James Dance The Night Away At Capitale

Claire & James Wedding - Bride Groom - Capitale - by Susan Shek

Claire & James Wedding – Bride Groom – Capitale – by Susan Shek

 

The scene in Capitale’s Grand Ballroom looked like a luxurious party from the Gilded Age of New York. But the excited mood was very of the moment and the event about to unfold was all about celebrating a modern day love. Here, our featured bride Claire shares the final chapter of her Real BB wedding story.

Part 4: Reception, Décor, and Special Moments

After taking their seats, guests waited for the newlyweds to make their party arrival through the venue’s downstairs doors. But Claire and James had bigger plans. She recalls, “No one expected us to make an entrance from the balcony catwalk! It was perfect. ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ by Stevie Wonder played as we walked down the spiral staircase and met all of our family and wedding party on the dance floor. We all immediately started dancing!” And with that, the tone was set for the rest of the night.
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September 20, 2018

Claire & James Say “I do” In An Intimate, Candlelit Ceremony at Capitale

Claire & James Wedding - Ceremony - Capitale - by Susan Shek

Claire & James Wedding – Ceremony – Capitale – by Susan Shek

 

As guests gathered in the grand ballroom for Claire and James’ ceremony, they were greeted by a magnificent atmosphere that signaled this was going to be an incredible evening. A dramatic play of light and shadow filtered through the room marked by a soaring ornate coved ceiling and Corinthian columns. While impressive in size and spectacle, Capitale still offered a sense of intimacy and warmth that the couple envisioned for their wedding.

Part 3: Ceremony

“We knew we wanted everything to be classic, elegant, and romantic,” Claire recalls. When it came to ceremony décor, the bride kept it very simple and understated, choosing elements that would enhance the venue’s brilliant interior. The aisle was composed of a white runner accented with clusters of pillar candles set in stylish cylinder vases. The candlelit walkway led to a gilded wall topped with a Tiffany clock dated to 1895. The elegant backdrop encapsulated the old New York feel that so charmed the couple when they first saw the venue.
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September 19, 2018

Paper & Diamond’s Expert Guide To Luxury Honeymoon Destinations

Maldives - Dinner On The Beach - courtesy Paper & Diamond

Maldives – Dinner On The Beach – courtesy Paper & Diamond

 

The months leading up to your wedding day are filled with major decision-making regarding décor, entertainment, and catering, countless meetings with vendors, and dress fittings. Chances are you and your fiancé haven’t had a moment of quality time together since you started planning for the big day. That’s what makes the honeymoon so special. It’s a chance for just the two of you to escape, relax, discover, and start married life together.

More and more couples want a post-wedding vacation that mixes luxury with new experiences. After years of traveling the world working in fashion, design, and production, Debbi Lee gained intuitive understanding of the tastes of her discerning clients. Combining her passion for travel and consulting skills, she founded Paper & Diamond, a luxury travel company based in Los Angeles. As a luxury travel expert, Debbi has built a global network of partners whose properties and services set the bar for meeting the expectations and desires of jet-setting guests.
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