December 10, 2019

Nicole & Matt: A New Year’s Eve Fête at Houston Hall

Nicole & Matt Wedding - Flower Arch Ceremony - Houston Hall - Jaylim Studio

Nicole & Matt Wedding – Flower Arch Ceremony – Houston Hall – Jaylim Studio

 

It’s practically unheard of these days for a couple to meet without the help of a dating app. Nicole and Matt were introduced the old-fashioned way. “When I started at my company’s New York office, they sat me next to him,” Nicole says. “We would get coffee. Overtime, we began flirting a little, but nothing really happened.” Well, nothing really happened immediately.

We are excited to introduce Nicole, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for December. Nicole and Matt said ‘I Do’ on New Year’s Eve at Houston Hall. Here, she shares the first chapter of their love story.
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November 5, 2019

Lauren & Lou: A Classically Modern Affair At Natirar

Lauren & Lou Wedding - Bride Groom Portrait - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Lauren & Lou Wedding – Bride Groom Portrait – Natirar – Pat Furey Photography

 

Not every love story is a page turner from the beginning. Some need a couple of chapters to really get going, but the wait is always worth it in the end. “We met in college,” Lauren says. “I knew right away that I wanted to be with Lou. It took him a few more years to figure it out.”

We are excited to introduce Lauren, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for November. Lauren and Lou married on a picturesque day at Natirar. Here she shares the beginning of their Real BB Wedding Story.
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October 3, 2019

Melanie & Nick: Hollywood Glamour at The Suffolk Theater

Melanie & Nick Wedding - Bride and Groom - Suffolk Theater - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – Bride and Groom – Suffolk Theater – Sean Gallery Photography

 

Melanie and Nick met like many couples do these days – online. After a few email exchanges, they made plans to meet at a chic downtown NYC bar only to find out there was a two hour wait to get in. The dive bar just around the corner seemed like a better option. Melanie recalls, “We spent hours talking and playing pool against a Michael Clark Duncan’s look-alike. In the cab ride home, I realized Nick forgot to close out our one-drink tab. That’s how lost in the moment we were.” She continues, “When we said our goodbyes, we both knew that we had just been on our ‘last’ first date.”
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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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May 28, 2019

10 Etsy Shops To Help You Plan A Perfect Wedding

Personalized Wedding Coffee Favor From Mavora - via etsy.com

Personalized Wedding Coffee Favor From Mavora – via etsy.com

 

When it comes right down to it, what makes a wedding truly remarkable are the details. And figuring out how to make those details special and personal is a daunting task for any couple. When asked about a detail that really stood out such as a cool cake topper, dazzling accessory, or fun favor, many of our brides have said they found them on Etsy. There are numerous reasons to shop the online marketplace for your wedding needs – you are supporting small businesses and talented artists and craftspeople, navigating the site is easy and efficient so you can find exactly what you are looking for, and you can wear those favorite, but rather tattered sweats without judgement. To make the process even easier for you, we rounded up ten Esty shops offering unique goods to help you plan for an unforgettable wedding.
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May 9, 2019

Sara & Mitch: A Romantic Summer Fête At The Foundry

Sara & Mitch Wedding - Bride Groom - The Foundry - Craig Paulson Studio

Sara & Mitch Wedding – Bride Groom – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio

 

Even with the help of social apps, navigating the dating scene in New York City is daunting. Finding a match takes a lot of time and effort. But there are moments when someone, for some reason stands out from the rest. Just ask Sara and Mitch. “He had a lyric from one of my favorite bands on his Tinder bio,” Sara says. “I saw it and decided to say ‘Hello’ through the messenger feature.” Shared interests rank high on the list of qualities one seeks in a partner. With a similar taste in music, they were already off to a great start, even before having the first date.
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