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Planning & Inspiration

Fall Wedding Ideas We Are Loving Right Now

Fall is the season for love. In fact, over a third of Bride & Blossom’s weddings take place between September and November. With its rich palette of colors, golden light, and chill in the air perfect for cuddling, fall radiates romantic bliss.

The bride planning a wedding this time of year has much to look forward to when it comes to creative décor and styling. While the availability of flowers is limited, the season offers a bounty of fruits and vegetables that look stunning in table centerpieces. The more candles adorning a tablescape or aisle the better. And we could go on and on about the wonderful food and drinks this time of year brings. It’s all about comfort food right now, and incorporating a pumpkin pie and apple cider cocktail into a wedding menu will leave guests full and happy.
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Rachel and Olly Wedding - Anemone Blackberry Seeded Euc Lambs Ear Calla Lily Ranunculus Rose Garden Rose Scabiosa Bouquet - Manhattan Penthouse NYC - by Dreamlife Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Falling For Florals: Gorgeous Blooms For The Season

Here at Bride & Blossom, we always say that there are no rules when it comes to choosing your wedding flowers. But it’s hard to not be swayed by the season and this is especially true in fall. Summer’s soft pastels and punchy hues give way to autumnal tones of burgundy, wine, orange, rich yellow, and deep lavender. A golden magic pervades the air making it a wonderful time to get married. Simply put, we are falling for florals and rounded up our favorite blooms and color schemes to celebrate the season!

 

Rachel and Olly Wedding - Anemone Blackberry Seeded Euc Lambs Ear Calla Lily Ranunculus Rose Garden Rose Scabiosa Bouquet - Manhattan Penthouse NYC - by Dreamlife Photography

Rachel and Olly Wedding – Anemone Blackberry Seeded Euc Lambs Ear Calla Lily Ranunculus Rose Garden Rose Scabiosa Bouquet – Manhattan Penthouse NYC – by Dreamlife Photography


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Planning & Inspiration

Autumn Floral Wreaths Class by Bride & Blossom

Hello Bride and Blossom Readers!

As you may or may not know, we offer floral classes monthly! In the classes, besides enjoying some delicious wine and cheese, we invite one of our floral designers to come in and teach our students on several different techniques we use in the studio for our Bride & Blossom weddings! Floral design is super simple once you have the right supplies and clear steps. And it’s extremely relaxing and cathartic. Whether you’ve got a gorgeous garden and green thumb or you are a total novice, our classes are designed to teach you basic design principles that you can use again and again for making arrangements for your home, office or to give as gifts!
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Lauren and Jordan Wedding - Peony Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere - Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY - Photography by Craig Paulson

Weddings

Lauren & Jordan: Romantic Splendor at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Lauren and Jordan were married on a lovely day in June at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

Lauren and Jordan Wedding - Peony Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere - Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY - Photography by Craig Paulson

Lauren and Jordan Wedding – Peony Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere – Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY – Photography by Craig Paulson

 

It’s not too often these days that we meet a bride who is marrying her high school sweetheart. Lauren and Jordan’s story goes back even further to when they met during childhood. Lauren recalls, “We ran in the same circles growing up but never really took an interest in each other until we were about 17. We never parted ways after that and the rest is history!”
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Stunning Stone Barns Affair

We had the pleasure of designing Lauren and Jordan’s whimsical June wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

 

 

Lauren and Jordan have the picture perfect love story. The young couple had known each other as children, and their romantic relationship blossomed when they were sixteen years old. Their love for each other and family was solidified when Jordan pulled off a romantic surprise proposal in Lauren’s parents’ backyard. He conspired with her best friend to get her out of the house for the day, and decorated the garden path with candles and rose petals. Their families were hiding in the bushes when Jordan dropped on one knee and popped the question!

 

Lauren & Jordan selected a muted pastel palette of white, cream, blush and lavender for their ceremony, and incorporated fuschia, coral, pink and peach into their reception decor. The first venue they visited was Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a beautiful Hudson Valley farm that focuses on delicious and sustainable farm to table fare.

They immediately fell in love with the venue because of it’s gorgeous garden setting, critically acclaimed executive chef, and attentive staff. Foodies at heart, Blue Hill at Stone Barns provided a wedding menu to Lauren and Jordan that was unparalleled to any wedding food they had tasted elsewhere!

Lauren walked down a petal strewn aisle in a gorgeous Ersa Atelier gown and held a classic bouquet of white and blush peonies. Tears came to Jordan’s eyes as his beautiful bride approached him. We decorated the aisle with beautiful stone urns on pedestals featuring hydrangea, larkspur, limonium misty, amaranthus, stock, peonies, vendela, menta, quicksand roses and peach Juliet roses. We decorated the aisle chairs with sweet clusters of blush peonies and stock and lavender menta roses, while mixed lanterns with pillar candles lined the aisle.

 

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a delectable cocktail hour and then a modern and whimsical reception in the HayLoft. With long wooden barn tables and stone walls, we brought in bright florals, mixed mercury candles and large lanterns to bring a contemporary vibe to the rustic reception room. Lauren originally did not want any greenery in her arrangements, but decided later in the planning process to add them in to create whimsy and natural movement in her wedding centerpieces.

 

We gave the room movement, texture and dimensions with four different style centerpieces featuring beautiful pops of color. Some tables were decorated with a tablescape of low arrangements featuring astilbe, hydrangea, ranunculus, peonies, roses, stock and eucalyptus in mercury vases interspersed between lanterns, pillar candles and votives. Other tables were decorated with the same gorgeous blooms in larger low centerpieces in trendy mercury pedestal vases and lit with mixed metal mercury glass votives. The third style and family head table were decorated with identical small and low arrangements mixed with mixed metal mercury votives and mesh metal lanterns. By keeping the arrangements low but varying their designs throughout the room, we brought texture and dimension to the room while still keeping the space very intimate. Lauren and Jordan’s family and friends didn’t leave the dance floor empty for a minute!

 

With such a beautiful natural landscape as a background, a full embrace of a spectrum of pastels and bright colors and a lush and garden like selection of several varieties of blooms, Lauren and Jordan’s wedding was an absolute joy to design!

 

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Vendors

 

Venue, Catering and Cake: Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Photographer: Craig Paulson
Planner: Paula Clemente Woods
Videographer: Cord 3 Films
Dress: Ersa Atelier
Tux: My Suit
Bride’s Shoes: Rene Caovilla
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Miss Hayley Paige
Hair & Makeup: Stephanie Duelle
Music: DJ Martin D’Arce
Invitations & Paper: Momental

Danielle & Noah Wedding - White Draped Ceremony Tent - Cold Spring Country Club - Photography by Brett Matthews

Planning & Inspiration

Beautiful Ways to Decorate Your Ceremony Aisle

So much work and anticipation leads up to that moment when a bride takes her first steps down the aisle. As one of the most important walks a woman takes in her life, it should be as beautiful as possible.

How you choose to decorate the ceremony aisle depends on two main things – the venue and your style of wedding. From glowing candles to a dusting of flower petals to floral seating accents, there are many ways to enhance the scene to reflect your personality. Read on to see show-stopping designs from our Real BB Weddings.

Aisle Runner of Flower Petals

Is there anything more romantic than a bride walking upon a bed of flower petals to meet her groom-in-waiting?
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