Allison and Josh Wedding – Brides Dress – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography
For those who have dreamed of their wedding since childhood, first thoughts about all the beauty and flourish they will incorporate to make the day extraordinary often center around what they will wear. “Growing up, the extent of my wedding fantasy started and ended with the dress,” BB Featured Bride Allison says. “The groom and everything else just seemed like minor details.” In addition to the preliminary years of conceptualizing, Allison arrived to her first appointment at Kleinfeld with “6 months of online shopping under my belt.” What happened next sounds more like a perfectly executed scene from a classic Hollywood movie starring Audrey Hepburn as the bride-to-be than real life. Here, Allison talks about her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and personals. Read More
Christina and Ben Wedding – Bridal Portrait Wedding Dress – University Club of New York – Christian Oth Studio
For most women, choosing their wedding dress is a daunting chore involving endless scrolls on Instagram and Pinterest, appointments, and fittings. Thankfully, BB Featured Bride Christina had a Disney heroine to guide her through the process. Having chosen a sophisticated ‘Beauty and the Beast’ theme for her big day, she wanted a look that captured the majesty and romance of her favorite fairytale. “I was ‘best friends’ with Belle when Ben and I met,” the bride recalls. “So I wanted my dress to allude to hers.” Here, Christina talks about her enchanted Eve of Milady ball gown and personals. Read More
Courtney and Nathan Wedding – First Kiss – Tribeca 360 – Josh Wong Photography
Despite having to push back her wedding date due to Covid-19, BB Featured Bride Courtney stayed true to her original vision. “I always knew I wanted a New York City wedding,” she says. “Classic and elegant with the men in tuxedos and a string quartet playing in the background. But I also wanted to incorporate modern and personal touches.” Here, Courtney shares all the details about her unforgettable ceremony at Tribeca 360°.
Part 3: Ceremony & Chuppah
Gathering for Courtney and Nathan’s wedding, guests were greeted with an atmosphere that encapsulated New York style in every sense of the phrase. “The room itself is beautiful, offering 360° views of the cityscape,” Courtney says. “Many of our friends and family attending were from out of town, some had never been to New York City before. I wanted these highlights to stand out, and for them to have the iconic downtown experience without distraction.” She elaborates on how the setting guided her choice of flowers. “I wanted the floral decor to be clean and simple with a lot of white and some greenery.” Read More
Courtney and Nathan Wedding – Bridal Portrait – Tribeca 360 – Josh Wong Photography
BB Featured Bride Courtney thought she knew what she wanted to wear on her wedding day. But the ‘say yes to the dress’ moment can come as a complete surprise. The rules guiding your everyday style give way to emotion – this dress is meant to be special, even extraordinary. As the most important piece of clothing a woman will ever wear, it is a symbol of the love and beauty felt only when you get married. Here, Courtney shares all the details about finding her gorgeous Monique Lhuillier wedding gown. Read More
Stephanie & Rob Wedding – Bridesmaids Bouquets – Carousel Lighthouse Point – Sarma & Co.
When we first meet with our brides to discuss the design of their dream bouquet, they usually have one or two ‘go-to’ flowers in mind such as the garden rose, peony, or ranunculus. This is a great starting point, but rarely does a bouquet contain just one or two flowers. Rather, the colors, texture, and dimension that define a bouquet’s unique beauty are the result of major and secondary blooms in combination with fillers and greenery.
To help our readers better understand all the pretty details that go into assembling the perfect hand-held arrangement, we are sharing the floral recipes from our most ‘liked’ Real BB Wedding bouquets. Read More
When Jay Muse graduated from culinary school, he did what every aspiring pastry chef dreams about – he opened up a specialty bakery in New York City. “I just wanted to make muffins,” he says looking back. Cake wasn’t going to be a mainstay on the menu. Then one afternoon, a customer walked in and asked him to make a cake for her wedding. The rest is history.
Today, Jay is chef and partner of Lulu Cake Boutique in Scarsdale, NY. Headed by a dynamic team of bakers and designers with resumes that list Per Se, JoJo, and Auquavit, the award-winning bakery is sought after by couples who want their big day dessert to make a statement in style and taste. We’ve been fortunate to see Lulu Cake Boutique’s masterpieces in person, serving as the sweet punctuation mark on a handful of Real BB weddings. For these reasons and more, we couldn’t wait to interview Jay for our Industry Influencer series. Read More