July 27, 2017

Adorable and Stylish Ways to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding

He’s always there when you need him. He’s the only one who can make you smile after a bad day. He’s always up for an evening of Netflix and cuddling on the sofa. We aren’t talking about your fiancé. The number one man in your life is your dog.

Now, more than ever, brides are including their beloved furry friend in their wedding. They are family, after all! Dogs are dressing for the occasion, hanging out with the bridesmaids and groomsmen, wagging their tail down the aisle, and partying with guests well into the night.

There is no denying that these four-legged companions add a welcome dose of cuteness and humor to the ceremony and reception. Are you thinking about having your dog be a part of your big day? Here are some adorable and stylish ideas from our real BB weddings for inspiration.
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July 25, 2017

Wedding Inspiration For The Vintage Bride

Your dream wedding dress is Christian Dior’s breathtaking creation “Junon,” which the designer made for his Fall/Winter 1949-50 collection. Unfortunately, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art doesn’t have a “rent program” set up right now. You’re not giving up though and will do everything possible to have a wedding that evokes the look and feel of an earlier era.

 

Junon Gown - Christian Dior - fall winter collection 1949/50 - via metmuseum.org

Junon Gown – Christian Dior – Fall/Winter Collection 1949/50 – via metmuseum.org

 

Bride & Blossom always gets excited when a bride tells us she wants her wedding to have a vintage air about it. From the gown and jewelry to flowers and overall atmosphere, there are so many ways to approach this aesthetic. Whether your style is elegant or retro chic, here are favorite looks from our Real BB Weddings to inspire the bride with the vintage-loving heart.
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Categories: Blog, Floral Arrangements and Decor Advice, Luxury Wedding Expertise, Wedding Fashion

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April 11, 2017

DV Flora – Finest in New York City’s Fresh Cut Flowers Industry

Beginning as a small flower retailer, DV Flora is a growing business, and now a major player in the wholesale floral industry of New York City and its five boroughs.

 

DV Flora - DV Flora Facebook Banner - via Facebook.com

DV Flora – DV Flora Facebook Banner – via Facebook.com

 

Delaware Valley Wholesale began in 1959 as a small floral wholesaler in Southern New Jersey. Bob Wilkins Sr. and his wife, Doris, would sell their cut stems at the Philadelphia Flower show. Little did they know, this was the start of what has now become a massive operation with deep roots in the Northeast as well as branches reaching outposts in California and Bogotá. It is an exciting journey that was started many years ago, and we are excited to hear about this industry icon.
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February 27, 2017

Finding Wedding Flower Inspiration through Famous Works of Art

Flowers have been the muse of artists for centuries. In Italian Renaissance painting, delicate botanicals bared symbolic meaning. The Impressionists painted blossoms to express their perceptions of the natural world. But you don’t have to be an artist to understand the innate power that a flower holds. Just think about the intoxicating beauty of a garden in full bloom, or how a rose is used as a gesture of emotion, communicating love or sympathy at times when words are hard to find.

The floral motif in art is vastly rich. For this reason, we thought it would be fun to curate a collection of artworks and explore how each piece can be used as inspiration for the bride-to-be who is in the process of choosing her wedding flowers.
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December 8, 2016

Flower Feature: Dahlias

Purple Dahlia Bouquet via Deer Pearl Flowers

Purple Dahlia Bouquet via Deer Pearl Flowers

 

Full-bodied and bright, dahlias are all about the drama. While you may think  you’ve seen one dahlia, you’ve seen them all, the term ‘dahlia’ actually applies to 42 species and over two thousand sub-varieties and hybrids. From the exotic Firework dahlia, whose petals stand strong and stoic, to the Bitsy dahlia, whose inner petals cloak their center and softly extend outward layer after layer, the endless variations in size, color, and texture are mind-blowing.

 

Why so many blooms under one umbrella?  It all began in 1789, when botanical explorers traveled to Mexico and collected dahlias from their native land.  The original Mexican dahlia spread about 2 inches across with a single set of petals and a central disk or head, similar to a sunflower.  The species was transported to Madrid, where horticultural growers discovered dahlias to be natural and eager hybridizers, and soon dahlias were readily adopting many different colors and sizes.
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October 7, 2016

Bouquet Recipe: Textured Peach & Coral with White & Green Accents

Kate's Bridal Bouquet Recipe / Kate & Alex / Battery Gardens / Susan Shek Photography

Kate’s Bridal Bouquet Recipe / Kate & Alex / Battery Gardens / Susan Shek Photography

 

Kate’s bright and beautiful bridal bouquet, composed of peach, coral, and blush roses with white calla lilies, can’t help but bring a smile to our faces!  The cool white lilies and natural greenery help to gracefully merge the trio of warm tones and really bring this bouquet to life.  We love how the colors pop next to her dress and pair perfectly with the lush Battery Gardens background.

More from this wedding: Kate + Alex : A Radiant Summer Wedding at Battery Gardens

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