July 19, 2018

Ashley & Tiffany Say “I Do” Under A Breathtaking Floral Chandelier

Ashley & Tiffany Wedding - Ceremony - Green Building Brooklyn - Amber Gress Photography

Ashley & Tiffany Wedding – Ceremony – Green Building Brooklyn – Amber Gress Photography

 

As soon as Ashley started planning, she knew that her and Tiffany’s wedding would look and feel different from any before. Here, the bride with an eye for design talks about blending personal touches into an ultra-stylish ceremony.

Part 3: Ceremony and Floral Chandelier

The Green Building had all the qualities Ashley, our featured bride and aspiring wedding planner, was looking for: an open, bare space offering endless creative options for styling and décor. “Wedding décor is constantly evolving,” says Ashley. “I feel like a great way to accentuate and bring romance and drama to a space is with hanging flowers. So I knew that I wanted a circle of flowers hanging over us.”
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July 11, 2018

Featured Bride Ashley On Her Fashion-Forward Bridal Suit By Jean-Ralph Thurin

Ashley & Tiffany Wedding - Couple Portrait - Green Building Brooklyn - Amber Gress Photography

Ashley & Tiffany Wedding – Couple Portrait – Green Building Brooklyn – Amber Gress Photography

 

If there’s one time in your life to wear something that reflects the truest you, it’s when you get married. And not everyone dreams of wearing a long, flowing wedding dress down the aisle. Just ask our featured bride Ashley. Here, she talks about her stunning Jean-Ralph Thurin ensemble and the personal touches that she incorporated into the big day.

Part 2: Wedding Ensemble & Personals

When asked about how she chose her wedding day attire, Ashley begins, “I knew that I didn’t want to wear a dress.” Today, just about every top designer includes a few alternative options for the fashion-forward bride. She continues, “But I couldn’t find anything in the local boutiques. Then I came across the designer Jean-Ralph Thurin and made an appointment at his shop in Somerville, New Jersey.” During their meeting, Ashley detailed what she had in mind and the designer sketched it right on the spot.
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June 5, 2018

Unique Decor Ideas Using Orchid Wedding Flowers

Sophia & Sam Wedding - Ceremony Trees Hydrangea Manzanita Dendrobium Phalaenopsis Orchid - Tribeca 360 NYC - by Shira Weinberger

Sophia & Sam Wedding – Ceremony Trees Hydrangea Manzanita Dendrobium Phalaenopsis Orchid – Tribeca 360 NYC – by Shira Weinberger

 

When it comes to using orchids in wedding floral decor, brides-to-be have much to be excited about. While the Phalaenopsis is the most popular for weddings, there are other types of orchids available such as dendrobrium, cymbidium, and cattleya. Each is uniquely beautiful from the next and can be used in just about every floral decor element. From bouquets to ceremonial structures to centerpieces, here are inspiring ideas for using orchid wedding flowers.

Phalaenopsis Orchid

The most recognized of all the orchids is the Phalaenopsis. Our brides love this bloom not only for its exquisite beauty, but also for its versatility. Phalaenopsis orchids can be used in various wedding styles ranging from exotic and opulent to classic to modern. Tall centerpieces featuring lush cream and lavender roses and hydrangea complemented by descending white Phalaensopsis orchids evoke an ambiance of timeless elegance. A bridal bouquet featuring the flower in bold violet with burgundy and red roses captures the eye with dramatic flair. Give the traditional white wedding cake a makeover with a flourish of cascading natural blooms.
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April 22, 2018

Bride & Blossom Venue Spotlight: Battery Gardens

Kate & Alex Wedding - Battery Gardens - couple - orange, peach bouquet - by Susan Shek Photography

Kate & Alex Wedding – Battery Gardens – couple – orange, peach bouquet – by Susan Shek Photography

 

When it comes to choosing where to get married in New York City, each couple is different from the next. Some couples want a venue with a view while others want one that is rich in history and tradition. Access to a picturesque backdrop for taking photos is always a plus. And let’s not forget about cuisine. A guest’s wedding experience is always shaped by the food that is served.

Located at the Southern most corner of Manhattan’s Battery Park, Battery Gardens offers all of these things and more to the couple looking for their perfect wedding venue. New York City’s history began in Battery Park when Dutch Settlers landed there in 1683. Today, it is a 25-acre public park exuding a tranquil beauty that makes visitors completely forget they are actually in bustling metropolis. Nestled within this urban oasis, Battery Gardens has stunning indoor and outdoor spaces that accommodate the wedding from the start of the ceremony to the end of the reception. Esteemed veteran chef Ari Nieminen heads the kitchen, which offers delectable menus designed to meet the highest culinary tastes. And breathtaking vistas of New York Harbor are ever-present through out the wedding festivities.
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April 13, 2018

Interview with Marcus Mordachini of Fusion Productions

From ceremonial structures, centerpieces, and linens to entertainment and cuisine, there are so many aspects that go into planning a beautiful wedding. All of these features are lost without amazing lighting. Lighting can be used to completely transform the look and feel of a venue, creating a breathtaking setting where memories that last a lifetime are made.

 

Image Courtesy of Fusion Productions

Image Courtesy of Fusion Productions

 

Marcus Mordachini founded his company, Fusion Productions, in 1997. For the past 20 years, he has been making couples’ wedding wishes come true through innovative techniques in lighting and event design. We had the pleasure of talking with Marcus about how he got started in the industry, what it is like to work in New York City’s top wedding venues, and the latest trends and technologies couples are using to illuminate their special day.
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February 21, 2018

Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Aerin Says “I Do” at Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony is expressed through customs symbolizing the sacrament of marriage. Aerin and Steven chose one of New York’s most beautiful churches to exchange vows. This week, we take a look at how the couple blended modern details with tradition on their wedding day.

 

Aerin and Steven Wedding - Bride Groom Ceremony - Holy Trinity Cathedral Manhattan - Susan Shek Photography

Aerin and Steven Wedding – Bride Groom Ceremony – Holy Trinity Cathedral Manhattan – Susan Shek Photography

 

Part 3: Ceremony

“I loved having our ceremony in a church. Holy Trinity Cathedral is the church that we attend regularly and our priest married us. Everything felt very close and personal,” recalls Aerin.

Located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Holy Trinity Cathedral was the first Greek Orthodox Church to be established in New York City in 1891. The Romanesque Revival exterior opens up to a breathtaking space that evokes the look and feel of an exquisite box of jewels. The interior is adorned with Byzantine mosaics, stained glass imported from Italy, and a striking gilded dome over the altar.
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