Sarah and Sam Wedding - Reception Atmosphere Tablescape - Bryant Park Grill - Jaymo James

Planning & Inspiration

Warm Up To These Winter Wedding Candle Ideas

Sarah and Sam Wedding - Reception Atmosphere Tablescape - Bryant Park Grill - Jaymo James

Sarah and Sam Wedding – Reception Atmosphere Tablescape – Bryant Park Grill – Jaymo James

As the season turns and a crisp chill takes to the air, nothing feels more comforting than coming home and lighting a few candles. After years of designing weddings in New York City between the months of November and March, we’ve found that the flickering flames that warm the hearth have the same impact on setting a winter tablescape. Not only welcoming to guests who have made a cold sojourn to be at your celebration, candles help to create an undeniably romantic reception atmosphere.
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Julie and Nicholas Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - Floral Arch Aisle Arrangements - The Foundry - Unique Lapin

Planning & Inspiration

5 Important Questions To Ask Your Wedding Florist

Julie and Nicholas Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - Floral Arch Aisle Arrangements - The Foundry - Unique Lapin

Julie and Nicholas Wedding – Ceremony Atmosphere – Floral Arch Aisle Arrangements – The Foundry – Unique Lapin

We’re not just making a biased statement here – your florist is going to play a major role in your wedding. From the ceremony entrance to the sweetheart table, their arrangements will set the look and tone of your entire weddingscape. As with any vendor, it’s important that the pro and client are on the same page to ensure that expectations are met and the day is flawlessly beautiful from start to finish.

An expert florist should be able to provide information about types of flowers and season availability along with advice about which floral designs best complement your wedding style and venue. Over the years, we’ve found that successfully turning a couple’s wedding vision into reality relies on maintaining an open conversation from the first meeting until the day of. So grab you’re planning notebook and pen – here are five important questions to ask your wedding florist with notes from the Bride & Blossom team.
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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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