May 10, 2018

Spring Date Ideas For The Couple That Needs A Break From Wedding Planning

Between planning for your wedding, work, and the responsibilities of day-to-day life, there’s been little room for romance in your relationship as of late. This is not to say the spark has died. It just needs a little recharge. What better way to reconnect than to put EVERYTHING aside and go on an amazing spring date?!

 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden - via nycgo.com

Brooklyn Botanic Garden – via nycgo.com

 

New York City has much to offer the busy couple when it comes to putting passion back into the fame. This is the season when the city comes alive again with fun and exciting things to do and see. From going to a museum and exploring a botanical garden to taking a cake baking class together, here are spring date ideas for the couple that needs a break from wedding planning.
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May 2, 2018

Kate & Chase: Bohemian Elegance at the Mansion at Natirar

We are excited to introduce Kate, our Bride & Blossom featured bride for May! Kate & Chase exchanged vows on a beautiful day in late summer at the Mansion at Natirar. Here is the first chapter in their wedding story.

 

Kate & Chase Wedding - Bride & Groom - Mansion at Natirar - by Sally Pinera

Kate & Chase Wedding – Bride & Groom – Mansion at Natirar – by Sally Pinera

 

Part 1: Proposal & Planning

Williamsburg, Brooklyn attracts a creative crowd. On any given sun-filled day, the neighborhood’s McCarren Park is sprawling with people relaxing on blankets, picnicking, and discreetly drinking wine out of red solo cups. If you are an artist, the chances of meeting another artist are pretty good. But what are the chances that the other art-minded person is your soul mate? Kate looks back, “That date is so memorable for the both of us and brings back a feeling that is unexplainable. We definitely were in a love spell, and the entire day was surreal, fascinating, and full of laughter.”
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April 13, 2018

Interview with Marcus Mordachini of Fusion Productions

From ceremonial structures, centerpieces, and linens to entertainment and cuisine, there are so many aspects that go into planning a beautiful wedding. All of these features are lost without amazing lighting. Lighting can be used to completely transform the look and feel of a venue, creating a breathtaking setting where memories that last a lifetime are made.

 

Image Courtesy of Fusion Productions

Image Courtesy of Fusion Productions

 

Marcus Mordachini founded his company, Fusion Productions, in 1997. For the past 20 years, he has been making couples’ wedding wishes come true through innovative techniques in lighting and event design. We had the pleasure of talking with Marcus about how he got started in the industry, what it is like to work in New York City’s top wedding venues, and the latest trends and technologies couples are using to illuminate their special day.
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April 4, 2018

Sophia & Sam: Understated Glamour at Tribeca 360

We are excited to introduce Sophia, Bride & Blossom’s featured bride for April! Sophia and Samuel said “I do” on a beautiful September day in a gorgeous ceremony and reception at Tribeca 360. Here is the first chapter of their wedding story.

 

Sophia & Sam Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait - Tribeca 360 NYC - by Shira Weinberger

Sophia & Sam Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait – Tribeca 360 NYC – by Shira Weinberger

 

Sophia was enjoying drinks with friends on a Thursday evening. After catching up over a few rounds, she stepped away from the group to sit down and check the time on her phone. Her concern about the late hour and going to work in the morning must have been apparent because just seconds later a complete stranger approached and said, “Hey there! Why do you look so bored?” After introducing himself as Sam, he offered to buy Sophia a drink and introduce her to his friends. Once they got to the table, Sophia turned to Sam laughing and said, “Actually… these are all MY friends!”
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March 27, 2018

Madalyn And Jon’s Dramatic Reception at Guastavino’s

Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding - Reception - Guastavino's - by Joshua Zuckerman

Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding – Reception – Guastavino’s – by Joshua Zuckerman

 

Watching two people start their new life together is one of the best things about weddings. And let’s not forget about the post-ceremony celebrations! For their Guastavino’s reception, Madalyn and Jon underscored the venue’s magnificent interior with décor that was high-impact, yet sophisticated. Still, the night’s mood was joyous and full of energy with guests partying well into the late hours. Here’s the final chapter of Madalyn and Jon’s Bride & Blossom wedding story.

Part 4: Reception, Card Table, and Dance Floor

After Madalyn and Jon said “I do”, festivities got underway with a cocktail hour. “For the reception, I knew that I wanted to have the ceremony flowers suspended over the dance floor,” Madalyn says. While everyone was busy raising their glasses to the newlyweds, the Lucite chuppah was removed to reveal a gorgeous hanging floral chandelier that casted an enchanted air over the rest of the evening.
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March 21, 2018

Featured Bride Madalyn On Her Breathtaking Chuppah

Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding - Chuppah - Guastavino's - by Joshua Zuckerman

Madalyn & Jonathan Wedding – Chuppah – Guastavino’s – by Joshua Zuckerman

 

We love when a bride puts a unique spin on wedding traditions. Symbolizing the home of the soon-to-be newlyweds, the chuppah is one of the most important aspects of the Jewish wedding ceremony. It also lets the bride be creative with décor, and express their personality and style. This week, we talked with our featured bride Madalyn about her breathtaking Lucite and suspended floral chuppah.

Part 3: Ceremony

When guests began arriving at Guastavino’s for Madalyn and Jon’s wedding, New York City was in the midst of its first snowfall of the season. Everyone was more than happy to take cover inside the warm, picturesque venue, but what they were about to see would exceed all expectations.
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