Sara & Mitch Wedding – Bride Bouquet – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio
When it comes to choosing wedding attire, most brides-to-be let personal style be their guide. After all, you want to look and feel like yourself, but with a bit more polish and shine around the edges. Here, Bride & Blossom featured bride Sara talks about her “say yes to the dress” moment, jewelry, and stepping out-of-the box with her shoes.
Part 2 Wedding Dress & Personals
“I knew that I wanted a big, princess type dress, but without any bling and sparkle,” says Sara. Her search led her to BHLDN where she found a breathtaking design meeting all her criteria. The silhouette featured a simple lace top, fitted waist, and diaphanous, layered tulle skirt. “I knew it was the perfect dress for me when I put it on and couldn’t stop smiling,” she remembers. Finishing her dreamy look with a fingertip length veil, also from BHLDN, and hair styled in loose, flowing curls, the bride had an air of having just stepped out of a fairytale. Read More
Sara & Mitch Wedding – Bride Groom – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio
Even with the help of social apps, navigating the dating scene in New York City is daunting. Finding a match takes a lot of time and effort. But there are moments when someone, for some reason stands out from the rest. Just ask Sara and Mitch. “He had a lyric from one of my favorite bands on his Tinder bio,” Sara says. “I saw it and decided to say ‘Hello’ through the messenger feature.” Shared interests rank high on the list of qualities one seeks in a partner. With a similar taste in music, they were already off to a great start, even before having the first date. Read More
Ashley & Joe Wedding – Centerpiece – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography
From start to finish, a wedding at Wave Hill unfolds into a surprising experience at every turn. After making it official, Ashley and Joe joined guests for cocktail hour to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and kick off a first round of toasts. Then everyone headed to Wave Hill House to enjoy a beautiful and joyous evening of celebrations. Here, Featured Bride Ashley shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
Ashley & Joe Wedding – Appetizers – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography
Ashley & Joe Wedding – Ceremony – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography
An open garden wedding is hard to come by in New York City, but not entirely out of the realm of possibility. “Wave Hill was just perfect,” recalls Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Ashley. “The gardens, the views of the Hudson River, the history of the property… it was all just perfect and very representative of us.” Here, Ashley shares all the meaningful details about her picturesque outdoor ceremony.
Part 3: Ceremony
A breathtaking scene awaited guests as they took their seats for Ashley and Joe’s wedding. The ceremony was set to take place at the Pergola on the Great Lawn, which over looks the Hudson River. Though the afternoon was overcast, the atmospheric grey skies seemed to only highlight Wave Hill’s lush, natural setting. Read More
Ashley & Joe Wedding – Bride – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography
Ask anyone who has gone through it, wedding planning is full of surprises. Ashley had a clear idea of what she wanted to wear. But sometimes the dress chooses the bride. “My wedding dress was everything I never knew I wanted,” she says with a laugh. Here, Ashley shares the details about her Monique Lhuillier gown and personals.
Part 2: Saying Yes to the Dress
The first visit to a bridal boutique can be overwhelming. Pressure mounts in the search to find ‘the one’ amidst rack upon rack of gorgeous designs. Any anxiety Ashley was feeling on the way to her appointment at Monique Lhuillier was quickly put to rest the moment she stepped through the door. “My sales person, Frank, told me that this was a journey and we were going to go on it together. He couldn’t have been more right.” She started pulling dresses that met her criteria – long sleeve and completely fitted with all-over lace. The sparks just weren’t flying when she looked in the mirror though. Then one particular dress caught her eye. “It wasn’t lace, it wasn’t long sleeve, and it definitely wasn’t fitted. But there was something about it that stood out to me.” Ashley put on the dress and immediately knew it was ‘the one.’ “The reaction from my Mom, sister, and best friend helped seal the deal. I tried on a few more looks. But at the end of the day, it was this gorgeous and completely unexpected gown that stayed with me.” Read More
Rashna & Sean Wedding – Bride and Groom Ceremony – Bronx Zoo – Dideo Films Photography
The Indian wedding ceremony is marked by numerous customs and elements with the mandap being the focus. Featured bride Rashna says, “The ceremony is where my culture was really put on display.” She took full advantage of the Bronx Zoo’s unique architectural features to create a captivating atmosphere that expressed her and Sean’s modern sentiment for tradition.
Part 3: Ceremony & Mandap
A remarkable scene awaited guests as they gathered into the Keith W. Johnson Zoo Center. While the building is used for scientific study and exhibition, it has a dramatic and spiritual feel. Rashna remarks, “The space is so beautiful and features a soaring dome with arches and niches. It really added an amazing affect to everything.” Read More