August 4, 2020

Fanta & Darwin: Sophisticated Pink & White Romance At Stonebridge Country Club

Fanta and Darwin Wedding - Bride and Groom Bouquet - Stonebridge Country Club - Belluci Films

Fanta and Darwin Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet – Stonebridge Country Club – Belluci Films

 

In the age of dating apps, it’s rare to hear about a love story that blossomed from a grade school crush. Darwin caught Fanta’s eye on the first day of their freshman year of high school. “I surveyed the room of my history class for a seat and noted this boy in the back laughing and talking with his peers. He seemed like someone I would enjoy hanging out with,” Fanta remembers. Over the next couple of years, they kept with the same circle of friends, watched each other’s sports events, and even went on a few dates. “However, it wasn’t until senior year when a friend suggested we dress up as twins for senior ‘twin day’ that we really started to hit it off and break the ice,” Fanta says. “I started to learn more about Darwin’s beliefs, his wittiness, and love for weird hats – he even made me wear a matching one on twin day!’” Just a few months before graduation, Darwin finally asked Fanta to be his girlfriend. They were both accepted to the same college program and the rest is history.
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June 3, 2020

Dayna & Matthew: A Vibrant Beach Soirée at Gurney’s Montauk

Dayna and Matthew Wedding - Bride and Groom Kissing Bouquet Moongate Flower Arch - Gurney's Montauk - Andreas and Nico

Dayna and Matthew Wedding – Bride and Groom Kissing Bouquet Moongate Flower Arch – Gurney’s Montauk – Andreas and Nico

 

When Dayna and Matthew first met at the go-to-Friday-night bar in their senior year of college, sparks flew right away. “I wasn’t looking for anything serious though. I was just trying to have a good time. But Matthew was very persistent that we were going to continue dating,” Dayna looks back and says with a laugh. His relentless effort paid off and eight years later, the couple exchanged vows in a magnificent summer wedding at Gurney’s Montauk.

We are excited to introduce Dayna, our BB Featured Bride for June. Here she shares the first part of her and Matthew’s love story.
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May 13, 2020

Planning A Wedding During Covid-19: How Couples Can Stay Healthy And Sane

Amanda & Daniel Wedding - Bride and Groom Brides Bouquet Lisianthus Ranunculus O'Hara Rose Sweet Pea - Stonebridge Country Club Long Island - by Off Beet Productions

Amanda & Daniel Wedding – Bride and Groom Brides Bouquet Lisianthus Ranunculus O’Hara Rose Sweet Pea – Stonebridge Country Club Long Island – by Off Beet Productions

 

Couples planning a wedding as a health crisis sweeps the globe are experiencing pressures and anxiety like never before. Our hearts go out to each and every one of you. Weddings are as social as events come and making sure people are safe while approaching the ever-evolving situation is challenging to say the least.

While many aspects of life feel out of control right now, you do have control over your health and wellness. “Pandemic or not, wedding planning is a journey you take on together,” Empowerment/Health Coach Colette Lettieri says. “While incredibly overwhelming, try to focus on the fact that nothing is really changing, except possibly the date. You are still marrying the person with whom you are in love. If anything, you are going through that first major crossroads before saying ‘I Do.’ This fact is so important to acknowledge because it solidifies your relationship even more. Start by asking, ‘How can we help each other get through this period together?’”
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April 9, 2020

Fresh Flower Wedding Cakes: 15 Ideas For Adding Real Blossoms To Your Big Day Dessert

Caroline & Jonathan Wedding - Wedding Cake Cutting - Oheka Castle - by Craig Paulson

Caroline & Jonathan Wedding – Wedding Cake Cutting – Oheka Castle – by Craig Paulson

 

When it comes to wedding cakes these days, taste is just one of the factors that couples consider when deciding on what to serve their guests. Now more than ever, natural flowers and greenery are replacing the traditional cake topper to create fresh, one-of-kind designs. We always get excited when our couples ask us to set aside elements from their floral theme to decorate their wedding cake. A few pillowy peonies on top, a cascade of garden roses, and a ring of ivy can take the basic white dessert to the next level. From petite and sweet to blooming show-stoppers, here’s a look at some of our favorite petal trimmed confections from the Real BB Weddings archives.
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March 17, 2020

Gorgeous Living Wedding Aisle Decor Ideas

Victoria and Doug Wedding - Floral Ring Aisle Arrangements - The Rockleigh - Molly Sue Photography

Victoria and Doug Wedding – Floral Ring Aisle Arrangements – The Rockleigh – Molly Sue Photography

 

Imagine being met by lush florals and greenery with every step you take down the aisle. Going big with ceremony pathway décor was a major emerging trend last year with our brides. Scattered rose petals and candles (which are absolutely beautiful!) were given over to flourishing, natural arrangements that looked like a garden in full bloom. Aptly described as a ‘living’ aisle, these show-stopping scenes captivate the eye to no end. Our client proposals for the upcoming wedding season indicate that this floral love affair is here to stay. From wildly romantic to prim and polished, here are décor ideas for making the big walk all you dreamed of and more.
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March 4, 2020

Laura & Charlie: Timeless New York Glamour at Cipriani 42nd Street

Laura and Charlie Wedding - Bride and Groom Walking Down Aisle - Cipriani - Christian Oth Studio

Laura and Charlie Wedding – Bride and Groom Walking Down Aisle – Cipriani – Christian Oth Studio

 

You know you are in for an epic proposal story when it involves shutting down one of NYC’s most iconic eateries. But first, let us rewind to 2013, the year when Laura and Charlie met on Tinder. “We hit it off immediately by text and had our first date a few days later at Cienfuegos, a Cuban restaurant and bar in the East Village. It was love at first sight and we’ve been inseparable ever since!”

We are excited to introduce Laura, our Bride & Blossom Featured Bride for March! Laura and Charlie were married at Cipriani 42nd Street last July. Here, she shares the first chapter in their New York fairytale.
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