Happy Couple / Andrea & John / The Liberty Warehouse / Popography
“Something old, something new, Something borrowed, something blue, And a silver sixpence in her shoe.”
We all know this little rhyme, listing what a bride’s to have with her on her wedding day to insure a long and prosperous marriage, but where did it come from? And why something blue?
The rhyme dates back to 19th century England, when each of these tokens symbolized something the bride’s friends and family wished upon her partnership. “Something old” insured the bride would never forget where she came from, “something new” for the times ahead, and “something borrowed” from a happily married friend or family member, in hopes her happiness would be passed over.
Joyce and Patrick were married in impeccable style this past winter at the inimitable Parker Meridien in upper Manhattan.
Joyce and Patrick / Le Parker Meridien / Susan Stripling Photography
The couple said their vows beneath a stunning square archway adorned with dramatic flowering quince branches before an aisle lined with additional branches and elegant white pillar candles. “Throughout the planning process with Joyce, there was one constant aesthetic that she envisioned…clean and classic with subtle pops of color and texture,” explains Senior Catering Sales Manager Lisa Elias, “The final result was beautiful with a romantic glow in the ceremony room with all of the candles lining the aisle.” Read More
The Liberty Warehouse is one of New York’s most unique and breathtaking wedding venues. The pre-war building on Brooklyn’s iconic Red Hook shipping docks was built in the 1850s, and is the only place in the state where you can see the Statue of Liberty’s face as you look out over New York Harbor.
via The Liberty Warehouse
This was an especially fun wedding to do because of the sunset timing and the overall elegance, enhanced by little details such as the bride’s shimmering, beaded gown, candles flickering in tall glass cylinders, and black table linens. By paying close attention to every element of the decor, we were able to create a romantic mood that set the stage for an unforgettable evening. Read More
Today’s bouquet recipe uses monochromatic blush accents from light pink roses and pink ranunculus to add a touch of romance to a classic white bouquet. This is a great way to pick up complementary colors from your bridesmaids dresses, accessories, or decor.
Inspired by this style? Visit your florist with color swatches you’d like to add to your bouquet and ask about flower options that accent our color scheme.