Julia and Nick Wedding - Chuppah - Metropolitan Club - Todd France Photography

Weddings

Julia & Nick: A Timeless Affair at the Metropolitan Club

Julia and Nick Wedding - Chuppah - Metropolitan Club - Todd France Photography

Julia and Nick Wedding – Chuppah – Metropolitan Club – Todd France Photography

Julia and Nick met in 2016 during what they now refer to as ‘The Summer of Love.’ “I was getting ready for my senior year at the University of Michigan. I had an internship at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington D.C. and found a sublet to stay at with some girls from George Washington University,” Julia remembers. The night after she moved in, her new roommate invited her to a house party across the street. New to the city and up for meeting people, she gladly accepted. “I walked in and quickly realized I was an outsider. Everyone knew each other and went to GWU,” Julia says. She would also learn that the house they were at was nicknamed ‘The Barn’ and among its residents was Nick, a soon-to-be senior interning at a lobbying firm. Nick was immediately drawn to Julia – they ended up talking the whole night and said ‘goodbye’ by exchanging numbers.
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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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Katerina and Johnathan Wedding - Brides Shoes Rings Bouquet - Soundview - JayLim Studio

Planning & Inspiration

Portrait Of A Bride: Beautiful Ideas For Photographing Wedding Bouquets, Jewelry, Shoes & More

Katerina and Johnathan Wedding - Brides Shoes Rings Bouquet - Soundview - JayLim Studio

Katerina and Johnathan Wedding – Brides Shoes Rings Bouquet – Soundview – JayLim Studio

You may be scratching your head thinking, “What do these photos have to do with bridal portraits? I don’t see an actual bride in any of them.” Let us explain. One of the most exciting things about getting ready for your wedding is choosing what you will wear. After great thought and consideration, you selected your wedding dress, bouquet, shoes, and jewelry because they express your personal style and make you feel your best. Together, they tell an intimate story filled with the emotion, love, and beauty that you felt on the day you got married.
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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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Preeya and Chris Wedding - Bride and Groom in Vintage Taxi - Gotham Hall - Susan Stripling Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Best Ideas For Capturing Iconic New York City Wedding Photos

Preeya and Chris Wedding - Bride and Groom in Vintage Taxi - Gotham Hall - Susan Stripling Photography

Preeya and Chris Wedding – Bride and Groom in Vintage Taxi – Gotham Hall – Susan Stripling Photography

There are countless reasons that make New York City the best place in the world to get married. Topping the list are the endless locations and unique opportunities for taking wedding photos. Ultimately, you want to be able to look at your album years from now and relive all the love and emotion that you felt that day. For couples getting married in the Big Apple, this often means having photos that are personal and unique, but also showcase the architecture, culture, history and energy that makes NYC so special. From celebrated landmarks and famous restaurants to made-for-the-movies first looks and romantic secret gems, we went through the Bride & Blossom archives to round up the best ideas for capturing iconic New York City wedding photos.
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