Hilary & Brad Wedding – Bride and Groom – Plaza Hotel – Hechler Photographers
February is the month of love. We’re not just saying this because every drug store in New York City is heavily stocked with Valentine’s Day chocolates right now. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that the harsh post-holiday reality of January has finally settled and we are starting see things clearer, with our hearts and minds. Or maybe the cold weather has us searching for comfort and good company. There’s just something about this time of year that feels romantic and warm.
We were thinking about how February has come to symbolize amorous emotions when choosing this month’s Bride & Blossom Featured Bride, Hilary. She and Brad said “I Do” in a glamorous pink and white wedding at the Plaza Hotel. Here, Hilary shares the first part of their love story. Read More
New Year, New You. Right? High on the list of goals for 2019 is taking care of the many things that you’ve been putting off. This is especially true if your wedding date is drawing near. You spent most of 2018 making the big decisions such as venue, dress, and caterer. Now it’s time to take care of the final details like wedding favors.
Ashley Joe Wedding – Black & White Cookie Favors – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography
Wedding favors tend to be an afterthought for many couples. They shouldn’t be though, because wedding favors are the one tangible item that guests will have from your big day. Remember, many are rearranging schedules and spending money on travel to be there. So a thoughtful gift that shows your appreciation that they attended is a must. To help you find the perfect token of thanks, we rounded up amazing wedding favor ideas that your guests will love (and love to eat). And since we’re all about supporting local businesses at Bride & Blossom, we focused on unique, handmade gifts produced right here in New York City! Read More
Lorenza & Pete Wedding – Bride Groom – New York Botanical Garden – by The Hons
Heading into the holiday season, we couldn’t think of anyone better to have as our featured bride for December than Lorenza. She and Pete celebrated saying “I do” on an enchanted winter’s day at the New York Botanical Garden. Here, Lorenza shares the first part of their love story.
Proposal & Planning
In a time when casual dating via social apps is like a sport, Lorenza wanted something with more substance. Looking back, she says, “It was the busiest time of my professional career. I was a producer at CNN covering the 2016 election. Despite my busy work-life, I knew I was ready to meet someone special.” So upon the suggestion of a colleague, she joined, with some apprehension, the paid dating website, Match.com. Read More
Maggie & Richard Wedding – Bride Groom – Castle Hotel – Tarrytown – by Sophie Kaye
Ask anyone who’s gone through it, planning a wedding has its ups and downs. With the added stress of the holidays, any engaged couple is going to be feeling the pressure. This makes getting an amazing gift for your soon-to-be-married friends all the more important!
Since we often work with not just the bride, but her fiance as well, we completely understand that each pair is different from the next. When looking for the perfect present, think about what their shared interests are. Are they homebodies or do they like to go out? Are they connoisseurs of food and drink? Do they have a passion for art & culture? Once you’ve pinned this down, you can get started. And to help you on your search, we put together this comprehensive holiday gift guide for the couple planning a wedding. Read More
The moment the engagement ring goes on your finger to the exchange of vows marks an exciting, but very stressful period. From finding a dress and venue to choosing décor to dealing with the demands of not only your family and friends, but also your fiancé’s, the wedding planning process can be overwhelming and pressure-filled. Having recently gone through it herself, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) Landis Bejar understood the modern bride’s headspace, specifically the emotions, anxieties, and uncertainties she feels entering into a major life transition – marriage. Landis realized that the wedding industry was missing one key service – no one was providing support and advice on how to handle wedding related stress in healthy and productive ways. Read More
Congratulations! You’ve exchanged vows and now it’s time to party! Wedding cocktail hour provides a perfect opportunity for the just married couple to showcase their personality and style. From decor and styling to the drink menu to entertainment, there are many ways to set the tone for that time following the ceremony when celebrations really start to get underway. We rounded up creative and fun ideas that will have your guests talking about your cocktail hour long after the last glass of champagne and hors d’oeuvre are served.
Gorgeous Decor: Linens & Centerpieces
Make cocktail tables stand out with a stunning linen and floral centerpiece combo. For a dramatic table top, tie rich burgundy fabric with a blush satin bow and top with a lovely white and wine colored arrangement set in a shimmering vase. After setting up a light under the tables, cover the tops with scallop-textured linens and submerged greenery centerpieces to create an ambiance of natural enchantment. Luxe linens paired with soft colored blooms in mirror vases radiate romantic elegance. Read More