Claire & James Wedding – Bride Groom – Capitale – by Susan Shek
“Non-traditional best describes my bridal style. I originally wanted to wear a black or red, but not everyone shared my same enthusiasm,” recalls featured bride Claire. She continues, “That was fine though, because I fell in love with my dress the moment I put it on.” Here, Claire talks about her striking Pnina Tornai gown and personal touches that she incorporate into the big day.
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
Wedding dress shopping is often met with mixed emotions. Searching through rack after rack of gorgeous frocks is fun and exciting… up to a point. Then the pressure and anxiety starts to set in. Claire escaped this scenario. Her “say yes to the dress” story is the kind we all wish for. “After trying on about six dresses at Kleinfeld, I tried on my dress and knew immediately it was the one. Even the sample size fit like a glove. It was the perfect combination of classy and sexy.” The showstopper by Israeli designer Pnina Tornai featured a fitted silhouette with an exquisite lace top, which descended down into a silk, floor-length skirt. A sweeping lace panel train brought elegance and drama to the look. Read More
Rebecca Schoneveld – Designer & Owner of Schone Bride – Diane Hu Photography
Imagine launching a bridal collection completely on your own from a tiny Brooklyn studio apartment. Designing, sewing, marketing, handling clients’ orders, shipping – you are doing it all. Oh, and you’re also pregnant with your first child. This is where Rebecca Schoneveld found herself in 2010 when she started selling her handmade wedding gowns on Etsy.
Rebecca is a prime example that if you stay true to yourself and create out of genuine love for the craft, people will take notice. Her simple, timeless designs struck a chord with brides-to-be who wanted something different from the ornate dresses filling the racks of bridal shops. Business quickly grew and she opened up Schone Bride, a beautiful boutique and production studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Read More
Jean & Bryan Wedding – Bride & Bridesmaids – Bronx Post Office – by Karen Wise
Some brides-to-be know exactly what style of wedding dress they want. While others start their search with no idea at all. Then there are those, like our featured bride Jean, who go in with a set look in mind and completely surprise themselves with what they end up wearing down the aisle.
Part 2: Saying Yes To The Dress & Personals
Once the venue and date were confirmed, Jean had only four months to look for a dress. Because of her busy schedule and short timeline, she sometimes attended bridal salon appointments alone and her sisters and mother joined whenever possible. One afternoon, she and her oldest sister, Joanne, made another visit to Monique Lhuillier on the Upper East Side. The esteemed fashion designer is known for her frothy tulle skirts, dramatic silhouettes, and decorative flourishes. Jean, on the other hand, envisioned herself wearing something classic and simple, but with a modern sensibility. So when her sister pointed out the Fleur gown, she didn’t think much of it at first. “I would never have chosen the dress for myself. It was completely the opposite of what I ever pictured myself in!” says Jean. The blush colored design featured a voluminous, multi-tiered ball gown skirt and strapless lace top. “After trying the dress on for my mother and other sisters, it was clear this was the one.” Jean accessorized her stunning gown with a cathedral length veil, also by Monique Lhuillier, and Ferragamo patent leather sandals. Read More
Kate & Chase Wedding – Bridal Bouquet 3 – Mansion at Natirar – by Sally Pinera
After the ring is slipped on, one of the first things a bride-to-be thinks about is what she’s going to wear down the aisle. And when you have a specific vision of how it will look, finding the perfect dress can take some time and effort. Just ask Kate, our featured bride for May. “I was looking for a design with floral appliqué and lace. An open back was important as well. I had tried on so many dresses and none of them were what I hoped for. That is until I went to Spina Bride. It was like stepping into a wedding gown boutique set within a fairytale,” she remembers. Read More
It’s no secret that we at Bride & Blossom have a passion for fashion. In fact, getting to see our gorgeous brides walk down the aisle in gowns by the likes of Vera Wang, Galia Lahav, and Ines di Santo is one of the best perks of the job! Top designers recently unveiled their bridal collections for spring 2019 and we have been swooning ever since. There was something for every bridal style from showstopping ball gowns to classic silhouettes to fashion forward ensembles. And with the royal wedding at the back of everyone’s mind, it’s impossible not to think about which of these designs would be best suited for Meghan Markle. So without further ado, here are the favorite looks for the upcoming season handpicked by Bride & Blossom. Read More
One of the best things about working with brides is hearing about how they found their dream wedding dress and the personal touches that will go into making the big day extra meaningful. This week, our featured bride Madalyn shares the story behind finding her gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown!
Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding – Bride – Guastavino’s – by Joshua Zuckerman
Part 2: Gown & Personals
“I felt totally comfortable and like myself in my dress, which is exactly what I wanted for my wedding day,” says Madalyn. For many brides, finding the perfect wedding ensemble can be a daunting task. But the process came together effortlessly for this bride. “I found my dress at Carolina Herrera, and chose it because I thought the style was so classic and elegant,” she recalls. Read More