Bridesmaids. You chose this group of women to be by your side on your wedding day for many reasons. They are your best friends, the ones you trust and care about most. Some you have known since childhood, others you met later in life and bonded with immediately.
Bouquets / Anna & Matt / Pierre Hotel / Brett Matthews Photography
From the bachelorette party and bridal shower to the dress fittings and heart-to-heart talks in between, they have been your support system during an exciting, yet occasionally stressful time. When it comes to a bridesmaid gift, thank them with something that expresses how much you appreciate all their hard work and commitment. Finding a special gift can be difficult though, and the last thing you want to do is resort to a basic, uninspired present. For the bride in need of some ideas, we put together a guide of unique and thoughtful gifts that your bridesmaids are sure to love. Read More
Joann & Michael / Mandarin Oriental / Ryan Brenizer Photography
“Michael is an anesthesiologist and I am a gastroenterologist and yes, it’s a little cliched, but we are two doctors who met at work in the hospital!”
Joann recalls the particular day she and Michael connected for the first time, after almost a year of seeing one another here and there. “I remember seeing him for the first time and thinking he was so handsome, but we are not in the same department so my interactions with him were always a bit random.” However, one fateful Friday, Michael and Joann were paired to work together for the entire day. It was a slow day of work, so the two had a chance to chat and get to know each other. “I just remember laughing a lot and enjoying the day,” recalls Joann, “Shortly after that he asked me out and I was so excited to spend more time with him outside of work.” Read More
Manhattan’s most ethereal new attraction might also be the best new spot in the city for engagement photo-shoots. The otherworldly SeaGlass Carousel, nestled in Tiffany & Co. Foundations Woodland Gardens, is now open in Battery Park. Designer George Tsypin, whose work you may remember from the 2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, evokes the experience of being underwater with nautilus-shaped canopy and fiberglass fish that glow and spin. A decade in the making, the SeaGlass Carousel is an instant landmark that brings a sense of magic to the city’s waterfront.