Stefanie and Mike Wedding - Low Centerpiece - Gotham Hall - Emma Cleary Photography

Planning & Inspiration

A Guide To Wedding Candles: Gorgeous Ideas For Lighting Up Your Big Day

Stefanie and Mike Wedding - Low Centerpiece - Gotham Hall - Emma Cleary Photography

Stefanie and Mike Wedding – Low Centerpiece – Gotham Hall – Emma Cleary Photography

Congratulations, you’ve finally settled on your wedding flowers. Now onto the next question: How to show off these beautiful blooms in their brightest light? This is when your florist and planner (if you are using one) will go over candle options to see which type best complements your wedding scheme. Candles are essential to creating the ambiance for your big day whether you dream of a candlelit aisle, want to dine in an intimate, glowing tablescape, or need to warm up a cavernous room. Because these decor staples come in an array of styles, shapes, and sizes, we put together this guide highlighting inspiring floral designs with candles from the Real BB Weddings archives.
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Ana and Jack Wedding - Brides Shoes Rings Vows - The Foundry - Asher Gardner Photography

Planning & Inspiration

The Flat Lay Wedding Photo: Gorgeous Ideas From the Bride & Blossom Archives

Ana and Jack Wedding - Brides Shoes Rings Vows - The Foundry - Asher Gardner Photography

Ana and Jack Wedding – Brides Shoes Rings Vows – The Foundry – Asher Gardner Photography

What started out as an afterthought with photographers scrambling to find bits and pieces to place on a hotel room floor while the bride got ready, the flat lay photo is now one of the most anticipated shots in a wedding album. Personal and artistic, it can be perceived as a symbolic portrait of a couple expressed through jewelry, heirloom keepsakes, and invitations. And together, these objects of affection tell a very special story.

Planning and curating are essential to getting a gorgeous flat lay wedding photo. It’s all in the details, so think about which elements of being a bride and getting married mean the most to you. Be sure to talk with your photographer ahead of time – some pros are very experienced in this type of photography and even carry a styling kit with them. Lastly, decorative accents such as flowers and petals, ribbon, ornate dishes, and beautiful ring boxes all help in making a perfect picture. To stimulate a creative flow of ideas, we rounded up highlights of flat lay shots from our Real BB Weddings.
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Joye and Scott Wedding - Bridal Bouquet - Tribeca Rooftop - Rafal Ostrowski Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Neutral Pink: How Brides Are Rethinking This Traditional Wedding Bouquet Color

Joye and Scott Wedding - Bridal Bouquet - Tribeca Rooftop - Rafal Ostrowski Photography

Joye and Scott Wedding – Bridal Bouquet – Tribeca Rooftop – Rafal Ostrowski Photography

Truth be told, for each Real BB Weddings bride who embraces pink for her wedding bouquet, there’s one just behind her who wants nothing to do with the color. Pink symbolizes compassion, femininity, love, and romance – everything you want on your big day. And because of this, it tends to be a bold color on the eye and emotions, thus, influencing the overall aesthetics and mood of a weddingscape. If your style is modern, refined, or understated, high-impact may not be what you are going for. Recently, however, we are seeing clients use pink in innovating ways that will make naysayers have a change of heart. Neutral, muted, soft blush, even nude are the adjectives that come to mind when describing these calming pink tones that are appearing more and more in bridal arrangements.
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Lauren & Lou Wedding - Bride Groom Ceremony Structure - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Gorgeous Lucite Wedding Decor Ideas You Have To See To Believe

Lauren & Lou Wedding - Bride Groom Ceremony Structure - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Lauren & Lou Wedding – Bride Groom Ceremony Structure – Natirar – Pat Furey Photography

Imagine exchanging vows under a floating arrangement of blossoms with a picturesque countryside backdrop in full view. More and more couples are embracing Lucite and acrylic decor to make wedding daydreams like the one just described come to life. What’s so remarkable about Lucite is how it allures with contradiction – bold yet invisible, modern yet timeless, edgy yet understated. Clear decorative elements make a statement, elevating a space while creating fluidity for the eye to freely gaze. Lucite works with just about any style: add soft florals for a romantic feel; sleek accents create a contemporary vibe; gilded details align with elegance. From the start of your ceremony to when dessert is served, we’ve rounded up gorgeous ideas for incorporating Lucite and acrylic decor into your big day.
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Jewel and Daniel Wedding - Brides Bouquet - Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden - Josh Mccullock

Planning & Inspiration

Why Choosing Your Wedding Flowers Early Is Important (And 7 Things You Should Know Before Meeting Your Florist)

Jewel and Daniel Wedding - Brides Bouquet - Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden - Josh Mccullock

Jewel and Daniel Wedding – Brides Bouquet – Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden – Josh Mccullock

If you are in the midst of planning a wedding, chances are you have put together a To-Do list laying out in detail all that needs to get done before the big event. To-Do lists help organize, prioritize, and track progress. However, when faced with a huge project, we often leave the hardest tasks to the last minute. Doing the easiest, least-time consuming things first gives a sense of accomplishment – until it doesn’t. Dread of what’s to come mounts, becoming heavier as the weeks go by.
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Dayna and Matt Wedding - Bride and Groom Bouquet Moon Gate Flower Arch - Gurney's Montauk - Andreas and Nico

Planning & Inspiration

6 Exciting Wedding Trends For 2022

Dayna and Matt Wedding - Bride and Groom Bouquet Moon Gate Flower Arch - Gurney's Montauk - Andreas and Nico

Dayna and Matt Wedding – Bride and Groom Bouquet Moon Gate Flower Arch – Gurney’s Montauk – Andreas and Nico

It has been forecasted that more couples will be saying “I Do” in 2022 than in any other year over the last four decades. While the past two years have been quiet regarding trends, we can expect a re-emergence in the upcoming months of fresh ideas and bold styles like never before. Simply put, couples are holding nothing back when it comes to making a statement on their big day. What’s especially exciting is how decor, fashion, and entertainment is more focused on ‘being in the moment’ and creating lifetime memories rather than following tradition and decorum.
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