July 5, 2019

Keep Guests Cool at Your Outdoor Summer Wedding

Sara & Mitch Wedding - Van Leeuwans Ice Cream Truck - The-Foundry - Craig Paulson Studio

Sara & Mitch Wedding – Van Leeuwans Ice Cream Truck – The-Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio


There are many upsides to having an outdoor summer wedding – beautiful backdrop, vibrant seasonal flowers, and blue, sun-filled skies just to name a few. But this is also a time when the temps soar, and the mere thought of being away from air conditioning makes some faint. As a couple, you’ve done everything to make sure you both are fresh as can be during the big day. But what about your guests? Many are traveling from far and wide to share this exciting experience with you. The last thing you want is for them to only remember how uncomfortably hot they were when you exchanged vows. Here are fifteen amazing ideas to keep guests cool at your outdoor summer wedding.
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Categories: Blog, Your Inspiration Fix


June 15, 2018

Wedding Cocktail Hour Ideas Guaranteed To Wow Your Guests

cocktail hour sign - via 100layercake.com

cocktail hour sign – via 100layercake.com


Congratulations! You’ve exchanged vows and now it’s time to party! Wedding cocktail hour provides a perfect opportunity for the just married couple to showcase their personality and style. From decor and styling to the drink menu to entertainment, there are many ways to set the tone for that time following the ceremony when celebrations really start to get underway. We rounded up creative and fun ideas that will have your guests talking about your cocktail hour long after the last glass of champagne and hors d’oeuvre are served.

Gorgeous Decor: Linens & Centerpieces

Make cocktail tables stand out with a stunning linen and floral centerpiece combo. For a dramatic table top, tie rich burgundy fabric with a blush satin bow and top with a lovely white and wine colored arrangement set in a shimmering vase. After setting up a light under the tables, cover the tops with scallop-textured linens and submerged greenery centerpieces to create an ambiance of natural enchantment. Luxe linens paired with soft colored blooms in mirror vases radiate romantic elegance.
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Categories: Blog, Floral Arrangements and Decor Advice, Luxury Wedding Expertise, Your Inspiration Fix


May 2, 2018

Kate & Chase: Bohemian Elegance at the Mansion at Natirar

We are excited to introduce Kate, our Bride & Blossom featured bride for May! Kate & Chase exchanged vows on a beautiful day in late summer at the Mansion at Natirar. Here is the first chapter in their wedding story.


Kate & Chase Wedding - Bride & Groom - Mansion at Natirar - by Sally Pinera

Kate & Chase Wedding – Bride & Groom – Mansion at Natirar – by Sally Pinera


Part 1: Proposal & Planning

Williamsburg, Brooklyn attracts a creative crowd. On any given sun-filled day, the neighborhood’s McCarren Park is sprawling with people relaxing on blankets, picnicking, and discreetly drinking wine out of red solo cups. If you are an artist, the chances of meeting another artist are pretty good. But what are the chances that the other art-minded person is your soul mate? Kate looks back, “That date is so memorable for the both of us and brings back a feeling that is unexplainable. We definitely were in a love spell, and the entire day was surreal, fascinating, and full of laughter.”
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Categories: Blog, Bride & Blossom Weddings, Featured Venue, Your Inspiration Fix


April 6, 2016

Rustic Floral Arches

Nothing says romance like a naturalistic arch custom-built for your wedding vows. From simple structures of branches and greenery to colorful compositions dripping with roses, there is no end to the creative combinations you and your floral designer can come up with.

These work well both indoors and outdoors, so don’t worry too much about whether or not they’re “in season.” A good florist can make the magic happen regardless of when or where your wedding will take place. Here are some of our favorite rustic arches and structures from the Bride & Blossom archives!



Categories: Blog, Floral Arrangements and Decor Advice