October 20, 2020

4 Ways To Manage Wedding Stress During COVID-19: A Bridal Therapist’s Take

Mary and Brian Wedding - Cake Topper - Crescent Beach Club - Amy Rizzuto Photography

Mary and Brian Wedding – Cake Topper – Crescent Beach Club – Amy Rizzuto Photography

 

COVID-19 has presented couples planning a wedding with new and unprecedented challenges. Routine decisions involving color scheme, catering, and entertainment are now giving way to more serious considerations such as health and safety regulations for gatherings, date postponements, change of venue, and guest list revisions. Modifying an original wedding vision in the face of a global pandemic is inevitably going to create anxiety and friction between two people.

Our thoughts are with everyone trying to navigate this uncharted territory. Now is a time for couples to look to those around them, both personal and professional, for advice and support. With this in mind, we reached out to AisleTalk, a boutique NYC-based therapy practice specializing in helping people cope with the stresses of wedding planning. Here, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Therapist, Farzana Rahman, highlights four ways to manage wedding stress during COVID-19.
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December 10, 2019

BB Behind The Scenes: Types of Wedding Flower Vases

Mia & Joe Wedding - High Centerpiece - The Water Club - by Jessica Corapi Photography

Mia & Joe Wedding – High Centerpiece – The Water Club – by Jessica Corapi Photography

 

What’s that? You don’t have Pinterest board devoted to wedding flower vases? Not to worry, you are certainly not alone. From finding a venue and dress to narrowing down a color scheme and décor style, most people haven’t had a second to consider which type of vessel will hold their wedding flowers.

When we first meet with clients in the Bride & Blossom showroom, one of the topics we go over is vases. For this BB Behind the Scenes installment, Rachel walks us through the assortment of choices available, ranging from tall and elegant vases to low pedestals to mirrored cube holders. For more inspiration, read on to see how different vase types have been used in our Real BB Weddings.
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October 31, 2019

BB Behind The Scenes: Fall Floral Trends We Love

Showroom with Rachel - BB behind the scenes - Fall Floral Trends - Kim Mancuso Photography

Showroom with Rachel – BB behind the scenes – Fall Floral Trends – Kim Mancuso Photography

 

As Part of our new BB Behind the Scenes series, we are taking you into our New York City showroom, sharing tips, trends, and advice about wedding flowers, planning, fashion, and so much more. This is a space where we really get to know our couples and how they envision their special day. In creative collaboration, we choose the blooms, decor, and mood that is a genuine expression of their love, personality, and style. Simply put, the Bride & Blossom Showroom is where all the magic happens and we are thrilled to open it up to our readers and followers.
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July 23, 2019

5 Questions Every Couple Should Ask Their Wedding Photographer

Kristen & Joe Wedding - Bride Groom - Trumpets at the Gate - Kim Mancuso Photography

Kristen & Joe Wedding – Bride Groom – Trumpets at the Gate – Kim Mancuso Photography

 

After months of researching Instagram. Pinterest, and wedding planning websites, you’ve finally chosen a wedding photographer. But the work doesn’t stop there. With so many variables coming into play, maintaining clear and open communication with the person or company shooting your wedding is paramount. Nothing is worse than experiencing a newlywed buzz kill because of unforeseen additional costs or your photos were actually taken by a ‘photographer-in-training.’

We couldn’t think of a better person to give advice on the subject than photographer Kim Mancuso. Below, Kim discusses the five questions every couple should ask their wedding photographer.
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July 16, 2019

Interview With Daniela Grafman of Vision Event Co.

Daniela Grafman - photo courtesy of Vision Event Co.

Daniela Grafman – photo courtesy of Vision Event Co.

 

As Chief Amazement Officer of Vision Event Co., an event planning company based in New York City, Daniela Grafman wears many hats. She’s a self-described ‘Mama Bear’ to a talented team of individuals who work with clients ranging from non-profit and corporate to couples planning their wedding. Daniela could be planning a gala at the New York Public Library one day, scheduling the speaker line up for a design conference the next, and on Friday, fine-tuning last minute details with vendors for the weekend’s nuptials at The Foundry. Being able to navigate from event to event while catering to each client’s expectations comes from over ten years of experience in the industry.
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December 18, 2018

Interview With Jeff Stillwell, Founder of Stillwell Events

Jeff Stillwell, Founder of Stillwell Events - Andre Maier Photography - courtesy of Stillwell Events

Jeff Stillwell, Founder of Stillwell Events – Andre Maier Photography – courtesy of Stillwell Events

 

“If the band stops abruptly, the lights come on while some of your guests are still eating dessert and the party doesn’t have a smooth ending, this last impression will overshadow the beautiful decor and heartfelt moments of your wedding. My job is to make sure this doesn’t happen.” Before starting his company Stillwell Events, Jeff Stillwell’s invaluable training was obtained by being the Director at some of New York City’s most luxurious venues. Thanks to the hospitality learned from a Southern upbringing coupled with a drive to continually cultivate new skills and knowledge, Jeff quickly established himself as one of the best in the industry. Stillwell Events plans and executes life’s most important events – anniversaries, birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, and of course weddings. “I love doing weddings,” Jeff says. “Tailoring every detail so the day of is expressed as an authentic signature of a couple is really rewarding.”
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