In the age of social media and digital everything, more and more couples want something beautiful, handmade and unique to commemorate their special day. There has been a renaissance of the art of handwriting in recent years thanks to master calligrapher Laura Hooper. We sat down to discuss her beautiful art and business!
Calligraphy literally means “beautiful handwriting” in Greek. First appearing around 600 BC in Rome, calligraphy was a highly regarded form of artistic expression, later used to adorn the pages of sacred religious texts. In China, calligraphy was the most revered visual art form, valued above painting and sculpture. With its focus on speed, streamlined methods, and sleek minimalist design, the modern age sought a new way communicate words on the page. Print and typefaces were introduced and soon handwritten letters were replaced with ones generated on a typewriter. Today, notes, no matter how important, are often reduced to a quick text or email. Despite this digital age, we’ve definitely noticed this trend in the wedding industry and were actually introduced to Laura’s stunning hand calligraphy work through a Real BB Wedding. Read More
There’s nothing we love more than to see a couple use wedding decor to share chapters from their love story. Table numbers are a great way to add a personal touch to your reception. The idea is not to over do it. You don’t want your wedding table numbers to outshine centerpieces and disrupt the decorative flow you worked so hard to achieve! Rather, they should complement the table atmosphere while expressing your love and personality. For the bride in need of inspiration, we went through the Real BB Wedding archives and rounded up our favorite table number designs.
Christina & Damon – High Centerpiece – Book Themed Centerpiece – Windows on the Water – Stephen Govel Photography
After much speculation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement. Prince Harry kept the proposal traditional and intimate, getting down on one knee over a chicken dinner at their cottage. Taken by surprise, Meghan said “yes” before he even had a chance to present the the ring, which was custom-made using his mother Princess Diana’s diamonds, and a central stone from Botswana, a place of special meaning to the humanitarian couple.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – Engagement Photo – via usmagazine.com
We couldn’t be more excited! And we’re certainly not alone on this, but Prince Harry and Meghan come across as different in comparison to other famous royal pairings. Perhaps it’s because he is the younger, more rebellious prince who got caught doing the same stupid things we did in college. Maybe it’s because she’s an American actress we already know from a popular television show. They seem relatable and down to earth, more like a couple you’d see nestled in a booth at a pub than seated side-by-side on thrones. Read More
Lauren and Jordan were married on a lovely day in June at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.
Lauren and Jordan Wedding – Peony Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere – Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY – Photography by Craig Paulson
It’s not too often these days that we meet a bride who is marrying her high school sweetheart. Lauren and Jordan’s story goes back even further to when they met during childhood. Lauren recalls, “We ran in the same circles growing up but never really took an interest in each other until we were about 17. We never parted ways after that and the rest is history!” Read More
As we say a bittersweet goodbye to these last warm, sun-filled days, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on what a fantastic wedding season this past summer has been. Helping our brides’ floral fantasies come true is a feeling like no other. Always on the look out for inspiration, we couldn’t help but notice all the celebrities who also tied the knot, sharing their photos on Instagram, and in magazines like People and Vogue. Ranging in styles from intimately romantic to formal elegance to opulent glamour, here are the celebrity brides who wowed us in summer 2017.
Miranda Kerr Wedding – Photo by Patrick DeMarchelier – via eonline.com
Celebrating your big day with family and friends while being close to your newlywed is what makes the day so magical and fires up the romance of it all. As we know, wedding days can get a little hectic amongst the greetings, pictures, dancing and toasts. It can appear to fly by in the blink of an eye! We know how special this day is, how much planning goes into it and, at the end of the day, the bride and groom’s main purpose is to be with one another. At your wedding reception, having a special place for the two of you to catch up and enjoy each other during the excitement is something we find extremely special and essential. Creating a ‘Sweetheart Table’ for two is a great way to find your alone time while still being involved with guests and adored by all. This not only makes the sweetheart table a great concept, but it also adds another decorative feature to your venue. We have a few great tips and tricks on making your sweetheart table one to be admired by all and adding an extra touch of enchantment to your special day. Read More