March 21, 2019

7 Alternatives To The Bouquet Toss: How Brides Are Breaking Tradition

Dara & Jared Wedding - Bouquet - Greenwich Hyatt by Brian Hatton

Dara & Jared Wedding – Bouquet – Greenwich Hyatt by Brian Hatton

 

Have you ever wondered where the tradition of tossing the bouquet actually originated? The reason is not as lovely as one might think. It started hundreds of years ago when touching the bride was believed to bring good luck. Can you imagine how uncomfortable and invasive that must have felt?! Unruly guests would go to such lengths as to rip off pieces of her dress! As a distractive way to appease the crowd, the bride would toss her bouquet and then make a quick getaway. Over time, the distraction evolved into a gesture in which the bride passes good luck to one single lady.
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March 5, 2019

Interview With Photographer Kim Mancuso

Photographer Kim Mancuso

Photographer Kim Mancuso

 

The power of a photograph to conjure memories and emotions from the most important times in our lives is undeniable. This is especially true for wedding photographs. Since childhood, Kim Mancuso has had a fascination for the captured image and its ability to share experiences and stories. We were first introduced to Kim’s work through BB Featured Bride Kristen’s summer wedding at Trumpet at The Gate. From the intimate moments to the grand gestures, her photographs were an authentic expression of the day from beginning to end.

Kim just launched her new photography website. With the Spring/Summer wedding season just around the corner, we thought it would be a great idea to interview Kim for our Women Paving the Aisle series. Here, she talks about her professional journey, unique approach to photographing weddings, building trust with clients, and creative inspirations.
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January 22, 2019

Wedding Ideas With Pantone Color Of The Year 2019 Living Coral

Kate & Alex Wedding - Rings - Battery Gardens - by Susan Shek Photography

Kate & Alex Wedding – Rings – Battery Gardens – by Susan Shek Photography

 

Winter can be beautiful. But the season’s lack of color has us craving something more. For this reason, we are especially excited about Living Coral, Pantone Color of the Year 2019. Described as “an animating and life-affirming her with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge, it’s the perfect shade for upcoming spring and summer weddings. Looking for ways to add vibrant beauty to your special day? From bouquets to centerpieces to invitations, here are gorgeous ideas for incorporating living coral into your wedding decor.
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January 17, 2019

10 Wedding Decor Ideas With Personality – Real BB Weddings

The perfect venue, gorgeous flowers, delicious food, a show-stopping cake – these are the elements that make a wedding beautiful and luxurious. But the most unforgettable weddings are those in which the couple’s personality and style shine through. We’ve seen couples be really creative and fun, using decor and accessories to express their love story, interests, and sense of humor. Looking for ways to add a personal touch to your wedding festivities? We’ve got you covered. Here are ten inspiring ideas taken right from our Real BB Wedding archives.

 

Melanie & Nick Wedding - Ceremony Program - Suffolk Theather - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – Ceremony Program – Suffolk Theather – Sean Gallery Photography


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September 10, 2018

Interview With Landis Bejar of AisleTalk

Landis Bejar - LMHC & Founder of AisleTalk

Landis Bejar – LMHC & Founder of AisleTalk

 

The moment the engagement ring goes on your finger to the exchange of vows marks an exciting, but very stressful period. From finding a dress and venue to choosing décor to dealing with the demands of not only your family and friends, but also your fiancé’s, the wedding planning process can be overwhelming and pressure-filled. Having recently gone through it herself, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) Landis Bejar understood the modern bride’s headspace, specifically the emotions, anxieties, and uncertainties she feels entering into a major life transition – marriage. Landis realized that the wedding industry was missing one key service – no one was providing support and advice on how to handle wedding related stress in healthy and productive ways.
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September 26, 2016

Interview with Ron Ben-Israel of RBI Cakes

Ron Ben-Israel / Photo by Kris Mae Weiss

Ron Ben-Israel / Photo by Kris Mae Weiss

 

World-renowned cake maker and a master in the art of decorative sugar, Ron Ben-Israel was aptly dubbed “the Manolo Blahnik of wedding cakes” by the New York Times in 2014.

After serving in the Israeli military and touring the world as a professional modern dancer, Ron began baking; a pursuit inspired by his Viennese mother, who passed on a fascination with the discipline and chemistry of cake construction.  He was discovered by Martha Stewart in 1995, when she was drawn to one of his cakes in a bakery store window. Stewart was starting a wedding magazine at the time and called Ron in to meet her, encouraging him to start his own business.
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