June 20, 2016

Melanie and Graig – Sophisticated Simplicity at Tribeca Rooftop

Melanie and Graig first met in October 2005, as they were leaving the bar PS450 in Kips Bay. Melanie gave Graig her business card before scurrying into a cab home with her friends.  They exchanged only occasional emails over the next ten years, even after discovering a mutual friend (a friend of Melanie’s and also Graig’s sister) suggested to them separately that they go out on a date – they never listened.  Finally, Graig’s sister approached Melanie at the friend’s wedding, exclaiming, Can you just go out with my brother already? to which Melanie replied with, Go tell him I say hi!  So at last, a decade after making one another’s acquaintance, Greg got Melanie’s number and asked her out on a date!  After that it was as if they had known each other forever…or 10 years!
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June 6, 2016

Wedding Tech Trends That Will Have You Re-Thinking Robotics

The thought of introducing too many screens to your wedding day might make your head spin, but as the times change so do the ways we plan, celebrate, and preserve the most memorable days of our lives.

Here are five tech trends that will have you re-thinking #WeddingTech – from the surreal to the downright practical.

1) Hire a drone photographer.

The idea of a drone at your wedding may strike you as a little freaky at first, but once you see aerial footage of a wedding party panning out into a spectacular landscape, we have a feeling you’ll be hooked.

Video via Above Summit + Lovely Valentine Photo + Film
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June 3, 2016

Meet Bridal Bouquet Illustrator Ashley Cecil

Ever wish you could keep your bridal bouquet  as beautiful as the day you walked down the aisle? Working directly from a photograph, Pittsburgh-based artist Ashley Cecil will illustrate a gorgeous replica of your bouquet.  We caught up with Ashley about how she got into bouquet illustration, creating a family keepsake, and her love of poppies and peonies.  


How did you get the idea to begin illustrating bridal bouquets?

During the summer of 2015, I did a “DIY artist residency” that involved painting bird, bug and botany specimens at several museums here in Pittsburgh and three local high-end florists. Friendships were forged with the florists who hosted me to paint their arrangements, including Stephanie at The Blue Daisy Floral Designs.  We kept in touch, and at some point it dawned on me that florists such as Stephanie have a highly engaged audience of individuals who are in love with their wedding bouquets and want to savor them for a lifetime. I floated the idea of the bouquet paintings to Stephanie and two other florists and got an overwhelmingly warm response. That was the beginning of it.
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May 25, 2016

Shelby & Jonathan – Modern Romance at Bryant Park Grill

The timeless allure of Bryant Park was alight with sexy, modern accents at the wedding of Shelby and Jonathan this past summer, as pops of hot magenta and jungle green dappled a slick black-and-white runner flanked by majestic golden candelabras and sweet bow-tied napkins.

Tablescape / Shelby & Jonathan / Bryant Park Grill / Craig Warga Photography

Tablescape / Shelby & Jonathan / Bryant Park Grill / Craig Warga Photography


For some reason fuchsia always looks amazing paired with black and white, so her vibrant centerpieces really looked gorgeous when the whole look came together,” explains Creative Director Lindsay Saltz.

Tablescape wide shot / Shelby & Jonathon / Bryant Park Grill / Craig Warga Photograpy

Tablescape wide shot / Shelby & Jonathan / Bryant Park Grill / Craig Warga Photography


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May 23, 2016

Floral Inspiration from 60’s Starlets

While you may not be swooning over the full-length gloves, white stockings, and pill box hats, there’s no denying the sixties brought about a newfound freedom of expression in bridal style – florals included. 

Today, we take a glimpse at these sixties sweethearts’ wedding flowers – with tips on how to click fast forward for a vintage-inspired, millennium-approved take:

Audrey Hepburn’s Ring of Roses

Audrey Hepburn married Mel Ferrer in a tea-length flared Balmain* dress with satin puffed sleeves and elbow length gloves, accompanied by a stunningly simple crown of roses. (*Yes, that’s the same Balmain responsible for Kim and Kanye’s cyborgian armor at this year’s Met Gala!) 
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April 27, 2016

Perfectly Peachy at the Refinery Hotel

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Peach Juliet Garden Roses in the Bride & Blossom studio

Peach, the sophisticated cousin of that ubiquitous wedding color — pink. This often-overlooked color can add a delicate touch of femininity to your wedding decor without going over-the-top. It works brilliantly as the subtle pop in a neutral color palette, and is brought to life with the addition of vibrant greenery. At a recent Bride & Blossom wedding held at Manhattan’s Refinery Hotel, we saw this color take center stage as the star of a particularly sophisticated soiree. The cosmopolitan venue provided the perfect backdrop for hues of peach, ivory, and cream with lush green accents.

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