April 26, 2022

Alexandra & Robert’s Enchanted Garden Reception

Alexandra and Robert Wedding - First Dance - New York Botanical Garden - A Day of Bliss

Alexandra and Robert Wedding – First Dance – New York Botanical Garden – A Day of Bliss

After Alexandra and Robert’s ceremony, guests gathered for cocktail hour to raise the first of many glasses to congratulate the newlyweds. “The weather had been beautiful all day long,” the bride remembers. “Golden hour was just ending, and the night felt magical. I really couldn’t have imagined a better way to celebrate the start of our marriage.” Here, Alexandra shares the final chapter of their Real BB Wedding story.

Part 4: Reception & Centerpieces

Spirits were high once pre-dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres concluded. Everyone headed upstairs to The Stone Mill’s dining room where they were welcomed by a warm, enchanted atmosphere. Tables were decorated with low centerpieces featuring roses, ranunculuses, dahlias, lisianthus, oncidium orchids, pieris, and abelia in shades of golden yellow, orange, peach, blush, white, and cream complemented by Italian ruscus and silver dollar eucalyptus. The mix of classic blooms and flowering plants worked to capture Alexandra’s wedding vision of a whimsical garden accentuating the venue’s charmed beauty. “The light pink taper candles added soft elegance, while illuminating the flowers’ texture and dimension. We also trimmed the main ceiling beam with trailing ivy,” she notes.
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April 19, 2022

Alexandra & Robert Marry in a Breathtaking Twilight Ceremony

Alexandra and Robert Wedding - Bride and groom Walking Down Aisle - New York Botanical Garden - A Day of Bliss

Alexandra and Robert Wedding – Bride and groom Walking Down Aisle – New York Botanical Garden – A Day of Bliss

“It’s not every day you get to have your very own private event at the New York Botanical Garden,” BB Featured Bride Alexandra says. “Robert and I wanted our guests to experience just how truly magical the venue is. Knowing that we wanted to get married outside as the sun was going down, the intimate and natural setting at The Stone Mill especially appealed to us.”

Here, Alexandra looks back on their breathtaking twilight ceremony before family and friends.
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April 12, 2022

BB Featured Bride Alexandra Wears a Dreamy Dress by Pronovias Privée

Alexandra and Robert Wedding - Bridal Portrait - New York Botanical Garden - A Day of Bliss

Alexandra and Robert Wedding – Bridal Portrait – New York Botanical Garden – A Day of Bliss

“I was lucky enough to start wedding dress shopping before the pandemic hit,” BB Featured Bride Alexandra remembers. An admirer of fashion, she had fun going to bridal boutiques, playing dress up, and trying on looks by her favorite designers. “I knew I wanted something dramatic that matched my style and personality. A bit glamorous while also being chic.” Here, Alexandra shares all the details about her breathtaking Pronovias Privée gown and wedding day personals.

Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals

With a good idea of what she wanted to wear walking down the aisle, Alexandra perused all the major shops in New York City, ultimately narrowing her sights on Pronovias, the Spanish luxury bridal label. “Their designs are just so dreamy, and made me feel different from anything I had tried on up until that point.” She continues, “My sister was with me. When I stepped out of the dressing room, we both immediately knew that it was ‘the one.’”
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April 4, 2022

Alexandra & Robert: Sunset Romance at The Stone Mill

Alexandra and Robert Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - New York Botanical Garden - A Day of Bliss

Alexandra and Robert Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – New York Botanical Garden – A Day of Bliss

Alexandra met Robert at a mutual friend’s birthday during the summer of 2009. “I instantly noticed his bright, green eyes,” she remembers. “They had energy and showed that he had a kind soul.” Keeping in touch over the next couple of months, Alexandra learned they had a lot in common. “He comes from a nice, close-knit family and grew up by the water.” When she left to study abroad in London and Robert travelled to see her, she realized that he was going to be someone very special in her life.
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August 20, 2019

BB Venues We Love: Stone Mill At New York Botanical Garden

Jewel and Daniel Wedding - floral archway - Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden - Josh Mccullock

Jewel and Daniel Wedding – floral archway – Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden – Josh Mccullock

 

While many wedding venues offer the refined luxury that has come to define New York style, few offer an escape from it all. By this we mean a setting that feels far off, magical, and is surrounded by blooming flowers and sprawling greenery. This is what makes Stone Mill at New York Botanical Garden so special. Tucked away in the lush, natural grounds that were founded in 1891, Stone Mill blends historic charm with modern comforts. With a capacity of 60 to 120 guests, it provides outdoor and indoor spaces to accommodate a wedding from start to finish. Marked by exposed wooden beams, original brick walls, and warm lighting, the newly renovated building radiates intimate romance.
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