Once the ring went on your finger, you knew your wedding would take place in New York City. The city is peppered with numerous venues ranging in size, style, and atmosphere. While the selection is great, the plethora of choices makes finding the perfect spot to exchange vows a stressful endeavor. And as the vision for your big day takes shape, you may start to realize that a huge hotel affair just isn’t for you. Perhaps, a cool loft space or quaint garden setting is more your style. Well your in luck! More and more couples are choosing to get married at alternative NYC wedding venues. We’ve had the pleasure of doing weddings at all the venues discussed below and can say with confidence, they exude unforgettable character, beauty, and ambiance. Added bonus: they cost less (for the most part) and are more flexible when it comes to availability, creative styling, and presentation. Read More
Dear Brides-to-Be, you are about to be handed a long list of wedding traditions, which you’ll be expected to take care of. And at the top is “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” The first three clauses of the bridal good luck rhyme are easy to nail – family and friends will be showering you with heirlooms and tokens once the engagement news breaks. But that last one, something blue, can be a little tricky. And what does it even mean exactly?
We did some digging and something blue stands for “purity, love, and fidelity,” principles you definitely want going in to your wedding day. For the bride in need of inspiration for her something blue, here are some of our favorite creative takes on the wedding tradition. Read More
There’s nothing we love more than to see a couple use wedding decor to share chapters from their love story. Table numbers are a great way to add a personal touch to your reception. The idea is not to over do it. You don’t want your wedding table numbers to outshine centerpieces and disrupt the decorative flow you worked so hard to achieve! Rather, they should complement the table atmosphere while expressing your love and personality. For the bride in need of inspiration, we went through the Real BB Wedding archives and rounded up our favorite table number designs.
Christina & Damon – High Centerpiece – Book Themed Centerpiece – Windows on the Water – Stephen Govel Photography
You hired the best photographer in town, but are still anxious about the wedding photos. What if the lighting is bad? How will your make up look? What if everyone looks too posed and uncomfortable? Will your personalities shine through?
You definitely want to do your homework. Be sure to clearly communicate with your photographer what you want in terms of mood and style. Scope out the venue so you now where the best photo op locations are. Practice different facial expressions – it will feel silly, but you’ll be so happy you did. Start pinning wedding photos you really like for inspiration. Read More
You’ve been planning for this day since he slipped a ring on your finger. It’s going to be a weekend full of love, excitement, and happy tears with the people you love most. Celebrations start with gathering your close friends and family for a rehearsal dinner where everyone can mingle and relax after hours of travel. When choosing a restaurant, you want a place that is beautiful and inviting, promises fantastic food and drinks, and is big enough to accommodate all of your guests. New York City is home to countless great dining establishments and many can be reserved for private parties. We rounded up five amazing restaurants that will leave people talking about your rehearsal dinner for years to come! Read More
Jamie & John / The Liberty Warehouse / Ben Lau Photography
As the winter months come and go, color changes in the sky, and the smell of pine and fireplaces capture our hearts. It is easy to fall in love with the winter season for its magic, its charm, and its warmth despite the cold. We know this is why so many couples choose to get married in wintertime.
Choosing to get married in the winter opens up many options for venues and vendors. Since summer is the busiest wedding season, it can be much easier to secure the venue and vendors you want in the winter season. Today we look at a few New York venues that truly shine in the winter months, and bring out the festivity and wonder of every winter bride’s dreams. Winter in New York is cherished around the world, and there’s no denying a certain magic in the air when walking through the city in the coldest months of the year. And not only is New York beautiful on the outside, but also on the inside. These venues welcome you in from the cold and into the perfect space to build your winter wonderland. Read More