Mandap Detail - Tribeca Rooftop - Josiah and Steph

Planning & Inspiration

6 Reasons Why You Should Make Choosing Wedding Flowers Early High Priority

 

Mandap Detail - Tribeca Rooftop - Josiah and Steph

Mandap Detail – Tribeca Rooftop – Josiah and Steph

While choosing your wedding flowers is exciting, seeing the examples flooding your Instagram feed and Pinterest can make the decision process feel overwhelming. With all the items still needed to tick off on your to-do list, you may be tempted to put off choosing floral decor. We get it. Picking vanilla lemon buttercream does feel like you are doing something, and a sense of satisfaction comes with putting a check mark next to ‘order cake.’

From both a logistical and creative standpoint, meeting with a florist earlier rather than later makes the experience of wedding planning as whole less stressful and intimidating. Flowers belong in the ‘important’ category right alongside finding a venue and wedding dress. When you knock out the ‘biggies,’ details such as signage, escort cards, favors, and signature cocktails become smaller pieces of a puzzle that fall into place. Read on for our break down of six reasons why you should prioritize selecting your big day blooms.
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Tamara and Dan Wedding - High Centerpiece Grouped Arrangements - Weylin - Sergey Lapkovsky Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Pretty Wedding Centerpiece Ideas Using Grouped Arrangements

Tamara and Dan Wedding - High Centerpiece Grouped Arrangements - Weylin - Sergey Lapkovsky Photography

Tamara and Dan Wedding – High Centerpiece Grouped Arrangements – Weylin – Sergey Lapkovsky Photography

Distinctive, dynamic, and versatile come to mind when thinking about the table decor ideas that we are going to highlight. Trading out the single centerpiece, grouped arrangements offer endless design and styling opportunities for your wedding reception. Typically composed of three or more small arrangements, they can feature a floral recipe evenly distributed through the composition or one type of flower in each vase, exuberant color or a monochrome palette, vessels of different sizes and shapes or a uniform collection. Whether your wedding style is classic and sophisticated, contemporary chic, or whimsical garden, the creative possibilities using grouped arrangements are limitless. 
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Helen and Alex Wedding - Brides Bouquet - Tribeca 360 - Ein Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Romantic Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in NYC for Every Type of Couple

Helen and Alex Wedding - Brides Bouquet - Tribeca 360 - Ein Photography

Helen and Alex Wedding – Brides Bouquet – Tribeca 360 – Ein Photography

It’s that time of the year again when red, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate start filling drugstore aisles to remind us that Cupid is dusting off his bow and arrow. There’s no shortage of ways to spend Valentine’s Day in New York City with the person you care about most. In fact, because the options are so plentiful and enticing, you may find it difficult deciding what to do on February 14th. Look no further, we are here to help.

Now, we’re not going to list all the amazing restaurants offering tailored, three-course menus for two. Rather, we have put together romantic, low-stress, and fun Valentine’s Day date ideas in NYC for every type of couple from art & music lovers to sentimentalists to homebodies. And before going on, we would like to announce a special giveaway in collaboration with JL Rocks Jewelry. Check out our instagram post for your chance to win the luxury jewelry designer’s diamond-studded Mini Illusion Baguette Necklace.
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Alexandra and Alexander Wedding - Bride Bridesmaids Bouquet Chuppah - New York Botanical Garden - Khaki Bedford Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Our Favorite Wedding Decor Trends for 2023

Alexandra and Alexander Wedding - Bride Bridesmaids Bouquet Chuppah - New York Botanical Garden - Khaki Bedford Photography

Alexandra and Alexander Wedding – Bride Bridesmaids Bouquet Chuppah – New York Botanical Garden – Khaki Bedford Photography

The top wedding experts seem to be on the same page when it comes to forecasting wedding trends for 2023 – it’s going to be an incredible year to say ‘I do.’ Extravagant welcome and after-parties, mismatched bridesmaids dresses, regal bridal attire, Art-Deco style engagement rings, and cash registries were repeatedly mentioned in conversations about ‘what’s in’ for 2023. Reading through the various lists, we placed our focus on flowers and decor. What struck us about these ‘trends,’ a term we use very loosely, is that they are not trends at all. By this, we mean an ‘of the moment thing’ that looks cool on Instagram, but has no hope of aging well. Rather, these ‘trends’ point toward a collective shift in couples’ perspectives regarding how they want their wedding to look and feel in a ‘post-pandemic’ moment. Our lives have been forever changed. Naturally, the way we approach major life events will be different too. Pomp and circumstance give way to authenticity and sentiment revealing the current mood for 2023 – weddings are to be joyful celebrations bursting with unfiltered love and emotion.
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Brooke and Scott Wedding - Chuppah - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Weddings

A Look Back At The Real BB Weddings Of 2022

Brooke and Scott Wedding - Chuppah - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Brooke and Scott Wedding – Chuppah – Guastavinos – Olivia Christina Photography

To say that 2022 has been an unprecedented year for weddings would be an understatement. It was predicted that more couples would say “I Do” in 2022 than in any other year since 1984. While exact numbers aren’t in yet, our sense is that we’re close to hitting the mark. As wedding florists, we saw firsthand how getting married in a post-pandemic moment influenced our clients’ decisions. Perhaps it had to do with the slowing down and reflection that happened during 2020-2021, but couples were more willing than ever before to take risks and be creative when it came to flowers and decor, attire, food, and entertainment. Expectations about everything being ‘perfect’ gave way to being fully present during this once-in-a-lifetime event. While many of the weddings we are about to highlight look spectacular on an aesthetic level, upon further inspection, you will see that they are speckled with unique and meaningful details that are a sincere expression of the couple’s love and personality. Please join us as we look back at the Real BB Weddings of 2022.
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Hannah and Brad Wedding - Chuppah - Metropolitan Club - Melani Lust Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Viva Magenta: How To Use Pantone’s Color Of The Year 2023 In Your Wedding

Hannah and Brad Wedding - Chuppah - Metropolitan Club - Melani Lust Photography

Hannah and Brad Wedding – Chuppah – Metropolitan Club – Melani Lust Photography

To say that we were excited when Pantone announced Viva Magenta as its 2023 Color of the Year would be an understatement. The brand describes the shade as “brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.” Simply put, Viva Magenta symbolizes all the love and emotion you feel when you are about to marry your soulmate and start a new life together. Still, it’s a bold color that demands attention, which may make some hesitant about incorporating it into their big day scheme. Does this sound like you? From flowers to attire and accessories to beauty, read on for beautiful ideas on how to use Viva Magenta in your wedding.
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