No other flower announces the arrival of spring more than the tulip. With its pretty layered petals and cheerful character, the tulip is an ideal flower choice for the bride who is have her wedding between March and June. There are over 3000 varieties of tulips available in a spectrum of colors ranging from crisp white with to soft pastels to vivid hues of purple, yellow, pink, orange, and red.
Originating in Persia and Turkey, the tulip’s name derives from the Turkish word for gauze, the fabric used for turbans, and refers to the flower’s turban-like shape. Introduced to Europe in the 16th century, tulips became incredibly popular. In the Netherlands, the flower’s demand caused “tulip mania” where the price per bulb became so high that the markets crashed! Read More
When Ceci Johnson first started making wedding invitations after work in her NYC apartment, “couture design” was still an unknown concept in the industry. Still, this type of approach felt right to her. When you love and believe in what you do, great work follows. And soon, people take notice and want to be a part of whatever it is you are doing. Ceci is proof of this. In less than a year’s time, she went from creating wedding stationery for friends in the late hours of the night to being singled out as a special talent by the New York design world! Read More
We’re not surprised that the delphinium has emerged as a favorite wedding bloom with our brides this season. Also known as the line flower and ‘larkspur’, the delphinium has a long stock covered with tiny blossoms making it the perfect accent for a centerpiece or bouquet. As one of the few true blue flowers in nature, it grows in a spectrum of blue shades ranging from pale and whispery to dark and intense.
The flower’s name originates from the Greek word “delphis” meaning dolphin. This description refers to its closed flower buds, which resemble a dolphin’s nose. In the language of flowers, the delphinium symbolizes an open heart, overall positivity, and fun and cheerfulness. Essentially, every quality you want on hand as you start a new life with the one you love most! Read More
In planning her own wedding, Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Aerin made sure that every element was personal and full of meaning. This week, Aerin spoke to us about finding her perfect wedding gown and how she incorporated family heirlooms into her wedding day.
Aerin and Steven Wedding – Bride Bouquet – 26 Bridge Brooklyn – Susan Shek Photography
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
Many brides-to-be approach the topic of wedding dresses with apprehension, knowing that the process can take weeks, even months in some cases. When asked about her experience, Aerin said, “ I was enjoying planning for my wedding so much that when it came time to find a dress, I was beyond ecstatic.” Early in her search, she came across a Pronovias dress in a bridal magazine. “My heart was set on it,” she recalls.” With fingers crossed, Aerin made an appointment with the designer’s flagship store in Manhattan to try the dress on in person. She remembers that special moment of looking in the mirror, “The dress fit effortlessly and I felt like it was meant to be.” Made of crepe and tulle fabric, the breathtaking Pronovias design features exquisite gemstone embellishment along the back trailed by a sweeping skirt. Read More
With its exquisite silhouette and arresting beauty, few flowers set hearts a flutter like the calla lily. Our brides just love this bloom! And when it comes to wedding decor, the calla lily is versatile and grows in a spectrum of stunning colors such as crisp white, yellow, pink-peach, purple, and a deep aubergine that looks almost black! Whether your style is modern chic, classic, or romantic, the calla lily, our bb bloom in spotlight, is a great choice to decorate with on your wedding day.
Lauren & Michael Wedding – Calla Lily Detail – Rainbow Room – Jeff Reeder Photography
When it comes to weddings, what we really want to know about are the pretty details like the dress, shoes, and jewelry, and all those personal touches a bride adds to make her wedding day extra meaningful! This week we spoke to our featured bride Marianna about all the care that went into picking her gorgeous Vera Wang gown!
Marianna & Peter Wedding – Bridal Portrait – Vera Wang Dagmar Dress – Mandarin Oriental New York – Fred Marcus Studio
Part 2: Gown & Personals
When we asked Marianna about saying yes to the dress, she told us, “I knew I wanted a classic Vera Wang sweetheart ball gown. I only tried on four dresses, and the last dress was the one I went with. I immediately fell in love with the classic design and long bridal train. I knew it was the perfect dress because I felt like a princess.” Not many brides-to-be have it this easy in the hunt for a wedding dress. But take just one look at Marianna wearing her breathtaking Dagmar gown by Vera Wang and you can tell that it was meant to be. She completed her bridal attire with a sweeping cathedral veil, also from Vera Wang’s Iconic Wedding Collection. Read More