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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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 25, 2018

Stylish Wedding Guest Looks For Fall 2018

Kaitlyn & Thomas Wedding - Low Centerpieces - Oheka Castle - by Susan Stripling

Kaitlyn & Thomas Wedding – Low Centerpieces – Oheka Castle – by Susan Stripling

 

It’s time to put away those breezy sun dresses and welcome fall, a season of evenings drinking wine fireside, cozy, warm sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything. We are always excited for this time of year as it greets us with wedding after wedding. Couples are in the mood to get married right now, which means you probably have a wedding or two coming up over the next few months.

Even those with the most equipped-for-anything closet get a little stressed thinking about what to wear to a wedding. New York City is especially tricky. Yes, anything goes here when it comes to fashion. But you have to be mindful to dress code, type of venue and event, and the couple’s personality. Need ideas on what to wear to watch your good friends say “I do?” Here’s our guide to stylish wedding guest looks for fall 2018.
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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 13, 2018

Featured Bride Claire On Her Striking Pnina Tornai Dress

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

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

 

“Non-traditional best describes my bridal style. I originally wanted to wear a black or red, but not everyone shared my same enthusiasm,” recalls featured bride Claire. She continues, “That was fine though, because I fell in love with my dress the moment I put it on.” Here, Claire talks about her striking Pnina Tornai gown and personal touches that she incorporate into the big day.

Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals

Wedding dress shopping is often met with mixed emotions. Searching through rack after rack of gorgeous frocks is fun and exciting… up to a point. Then the pressure and anxiety starts to set in. Claire escaped this scenario. Her “say yes to the dress” story is the kind we all wish for. “After trying on about six dresses at Kleinfeld, I tried on my dress and knew immediately it was the one. Even the sample size fit like a glove. It was the perfect combination of classy and sexy.” The showstopper by Israeli designer Pnina Tornai featured a fitted silhouette with an exquisite lace top, which descended down into a silk, floor-length skirt. A sweeping lace panel train brought elegance and drama to the look.
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August 9, 2018

Ashley & Tiffany’s Chic, Intimate Reception At The Green Building

After being together for ten years, Ashley and Tiffany were ready to kick off married life with some serious celebrating. In today’s post we share the final chapter in the couple’s Real B&B Wedding story.

 

Ashley & Tiffany Wedding - Reception - Green Building Brooklyn - by Amber Gress

Ashley & Tiffany Wedding – Reception – Green Building Brooklyn – by Amber Gress

 

Part 4: Reception & Centerpieces 

Ashley and Tiffany’s heartfelt ceremony was followed by an ultra-stylish reception. “Since the floral chandelier was high impact with lots of volume and texture, I wanted table décor to be clean and simple,” says Ashley. The tablescape featured mix and match arrangements that included petite centerpieces of lush roses, café au lait dahlias, hydrangeas, and Phalaenopsis orchids set in rectangular vases. Also on display were geometric glass terrariums, provided by the bride and filled with a layer of white sand and blush hued blossoms. Glowing votive candles brought intimate warmth to the presentation. “The play between lavish and minimalist décor elements created an atmosphere that was balanced, yet still very interesting,” said the bride.
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