Bridal Party Style!

You've set a date, started the planning and selected some of your closest friends and family to stand by your side on the big day. What's next? It's time to help your bridal party pick their dresses! It can be hard to select the perfect dress for so many different people with their own style. Here  are a few options that these brides selected to make their bridal parties shine!

Jen simply picked a common color and let her bridal party do the rest. This is the perfect way to keep the color scheme while making your friends and family happy! In this photo by Shannen Natasha Photography, this bridal party looks amazing!

These bridesmaids all wore matching dresses with a simple design that made all three of them look beautiful! They were able to show their own personality by accessorizing with flowers, flower crowns and jewelry. 

This wedding had a vintage feel and the bridesmaids dresses were spot on! The bride selected two different dresses, but dresses that were in the same style, for her bridesmaids to wear. In the photo by Cappy Hotchkiss Photography, the bridesmaids are wearing dresses that really complemented the brides gown, the flowers and the wedding decor. Click here to check out the rest of the wedding!

This bridal party definitely has style! All of these bridesmaids chose very different dresses to represent themselves, but yet they all looked amazing together. From the sheath dress to the off the shoulder tea-length dress, they all look stylishly unique. 

These ideas are just a few ways you can make your bridal party look and feel stylish! There are so many dresses to check out, so happy shopping! 

Flowers in your hair

As winter slowly makes it's way out the door it's hard not to daydream about spring, summer, and of course flowers!  With so many beautiful buds to choose and use it's hard to keep track of all the options!  Whether you're aiming to add romance to a sleek up-do, an extra bouncy boho detail, or tie together a few more of those extra pretty touches; there's nothing better than fragrant, flouncy petals in your hair to relax you on your big day!  So, from full on flower crowns to a a more subtle touch, here are some of our favorite floral accessory trends for brides and their bridal parties.

We absolutely loved Elana's bridal floral crown complete with bold blooms and delicate elements! Her Brooklyn summer wedding was bright and colorful and this floral headpiece fit right it.   This look was created for Elana by Poppies and Posies for her big day and  Readyluck was there to capture this amazing photo of the smiling bride!

 

Elana's floral headpiece from Poppies and Possies / Photo by Readyluck/ Day of Coordination by Just About Married

Like the idea of incorporating flowers in your hair but think a crown is too much for your style or venue?  Our next bride perfectly complimented her wedding at the Bowery Hotel by adding a couple small flowers and a huge amount of romance to her sweeping relaxed up-do shown here in a photo captured by Christian Oth Studios.

Floral details! Photo by Christian Oth Studios/ Day of Coordination by Just About Married

Next, the only thing more fun than this champagne toast are these floral crowns for bridesmaids that Crest Florist created for Phillipa's bridal party at Alder ManorChristian Oth Studios took this incredible photo of the bridal party and with beautiful colors throughout the different sizes and textures of these pieces let each bridesmaid show their own personality.  A great option for the bride that wants her girls to have their flowers all night long but knows they won't be holding onto their bouquets once they hit the dance floor.  Plus, dancing is always more fun with flowers in your hair! 

Bridesmaids Floral accessories by/ Photo by Christian Oth Studios/ Day of Coordination by Just About Married.

Even kids can get in on this look!  And we hope they do since the only thing cuter than a little girl throwing flower petals is a little girl wearing them!  This adorable photo from Shannen Natasha shows you exactly why you should consider this look! From a more traditional look to fairy princess  there's nothing more adorable than letting you're flower girl play dress up with one of these crowns! This floral crown was created for this amazing flower girl by Stone Fox Bride. 

Flower girl cuteness! Floral by Stone Fox Floral/ Photo by Shannen Natasha/ Day of Coordination by Just About Married

Do you love this look?  If you do, talk with your florist about options that might go with your other wedding details! 

 

 

 

Wedding Escort Card Displays

How do you want to welcome your guests to their table? There are so many different ways to display an escort card. From super creative to keeping it simple,  here are many varieties to look at. 

In this photo by Dave Robbins Photography,  the couple opted for an escort card that not only goes along with the decor,  but it is also a beautiful gift for their guests to leave with. 

Floral arrangements were created by  Nicolette Camille

Floral arrangements were created by Nicolette Camille

This next escort card option is another floral inspired idea by Graceful Gardens. Why not keep it simple but beautiful. 

Photography by  Jami Saunders

Photography by Jami Saunders

Here is a creative way to display an escort card! This photo, by Sue Kessler of Christian Oth Studios, really shows you that this bride and groom thought about every detail down to the seating.

Tree escort card display! Photo by Christian Oth Studios

Here is an idea with an extra special touch. This couple used their artistic ability and hung their escort cards with clothespins.

Photo by  Levi Stolove

Photo by Levi Stolove

What is your Bridal Bouquet Style?

There are so many personal touches that help you create your very own Bridal Style. One of our favorites is your bridal bouquet. So many options! Are you going to a simple "just picked these myself on my way to the ceremony", or something more in line with a floral art piece? If you want to see a couple of different options, keep reading! 

Tamara wanted something simple and classic to compliment her Vera Wang gown. This all white bouquet from Belle Fleur is both stunning and formal enough to suit the Bowery Hotel wedding. The differing blooms makes the bouquet look interesting, but the pops of green keep it from falling flat, and also keep it from blending into the dress in photos! 

All white bouquet by Belle Fleur photographed by Christian Oth Studios.

Elana's wanted something a little more colorful and playful for her Prospect Park Picnic House Wedding! She opted for this gorgeous bouquet by Poppies and Posies is varying shades of pink. The shape, size, and colors pop against her delicate lace dress. Perfect choice for an outdoor summer wedding!

Vibrant bridal bouquet by Poppies and Posies. Photo by Readyluck.

Lindsay was looking for something a little more off the beaten path. She opted for this incredible bouquet by Blossom and Branch. The greenery with pops of succulents and curly willow suited her non-traditional style. This looked perfect against her Marchesa dress and were perfect at her Smack Mellon wedding!

Wild floral Bridal bouquet by Blossom and Branch. Photo by Karen Wise.

Sometimes your bridal bouquet selection is just as simple as choosing your favorite flower! This bouquet was chosen to match a simple wedding dress. The bouquet was also no-fuss, and simply  made from the bride's favorite flower, Lily of the Valley. Melarosa created a green border around the bouquet to make sure it didn't disappear against the dress in photos. What a perfect Spring bouquet! 

One flower simplicity by Melarosa. Photo by Heather Waraksa.

Looking for something a little more textured? Want something that is Fall like, but not  "orange leaf " like in style? Well, take a look at this stunning creation by Lewis Miller Design. The varying soft shades give this bouquet depth and texture. In love!

Bridal bouquet by LMD Designs. Photo by Christian Oth.

Elizabeth's bouquet from Saipua took our breath away! The loose and natural floral style was perfect for this Bowery Hotel wedding! My favorite thing about this bouquet is that it works for any season!

Bridal Bouquet by Saipua. Photo by Weddings by Two.

Now, we saved the best for last! While all of these bouquets were stunning, our favorite is the one below! Fiona's mom made this bouquet from paper flowers for Fiona's wedding day. Not only was it fabulous, but it was a personal touch that she can keep and treasure for years to come! 

Bridal Paper flower bouquet created by the brides mother. Photo by Brookelyn

What is your wedding bouquet style?

Wedding Receptions at The Bowery Hotel

We work in venues all through the Tri-State area. From apple orchards in the Hudson Valley to lofts in Brooklyn, we are lucky to be a part of so many different wedding days! However, there is one place that has a special place in our heart, The Bowery Hotel. It is such a special property with so much character and style, but it is always amazing to see what each couple adds to the space. We have seen it change from a light and airy Spring wedding, to a lush and floral fall event, all with special details that personalize it to each couples tastes.

Since we have seen so many different wonderful looks at The Bowery Hotel, we thought we would share a few of them with you. If you are newly engaged and looking for a space, we want to show you what a few different couples have done to make it their own!

This post will focus on the receptions, as that is what we usually get questions about. But don't worry, we will get to ceremony set-ups soon!

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Two long tables in the main room are typically the way that guests are seated. Perri & chose a soft ivory linens and florals to run along the tables. They added custom burlap runners to give the look a different texture. A row of candlesticks added to the romantic vibe of the table. Photo by Kristy May.

Thinking about a fall wedding? Look at the fall explosion that LMD Designs created in the space. The fall colors filled the main room as guests dined, again on two long tables, surrounded by the colors of the season. Photo by Christian Oth Studios

Fall design by LMD Designs at Bowery Hotel photographed by Christian Oth Studios. Day of Planner Just About Married NY

Thinking of something in the summer season? Well, check out this floral design by Belle Fleur done in all white. The crisp white linens, lush white florals, and taper candles in varying heights helped give this space a fresh and summery look. This look was captured by Christian Oth Studios. I have added a close up of the table, but if you want to see more, you can see more in Bride's Magazine !

All white wedding design by Belle Fleur at The Bowery Hotel. Photo by Christian Oth Studios. Day of Management by Just About Married
Wedding floral centerpiece by Belle Fluer at The Bowery Hotel. Photo by Christian Oth Studios. Day of Planner Just About Married

Okay, so now to show you a different set-up. Annie and Neil decided to spice things up, and rather than use the "reception room"  for dining, they opted to use the other room. Slightly different in it's layout, but equally stunning! My favorite part of this wonderful reception are the textured linens that give the table settings such an amazing texture! Photo by Christian Oth Studios

Bowery Hotel Wedding Reception photo by Christian Oth

Loving the space, but feeling like you need more space? You can split guests up between the two rooms like Elizabeth & Greg. The glass walls and keeping the doors open made this setup feel the rooms feel connected with this set-up. Gorgeous florals by Saipua and candle light made the room feel warm and cozy. Photo by Heather Waraksa

Using both rooms at The Bowery Hotel

These layouts are all different, but all stunning. There is no way to go wrong at the Bowery Hotel! If you are getting married at this venue we hope that these photos help you start to think about how you would like to see the room! If you aren't, then I hope that these table settings inspired you!!

 

 

Jennifer & Steven at The Bowery Hotel

We are in love with this Fall wedding at The Bowery Hotel!

Let us begin with the stunning invitation suite designed by Ceci New York. You can see about the inspiration and design process of this stunning invitation suite on Ceci Styles! The Bowery is always an amazing location for getting ready photos! This bridal suite gave the amazing photographer at Christian Oth Photography an amazing backdrop for "getting ready shots".

Stunning florals by Rountree Flowers gave the venue a hint of fall, with a LOT of romance. We simply loved the bride's bouquet with a simple pin giving it a bit of sparkle!

Now, the real show stopper here was the AMAZING cake by Bee's Knees Baking Co! Tired of the cupcake tree? Well, this might be the new wedding trend!

Reception:  The Bowery Hotel

Florist: Rountree Flowers

Music: DJ Moe Choi

Photography: Christian Oth Studio

Hair and Makeup:  Butterfly Studio

Cake: The Bee's Knees Baking Co.

Invitations: Ceci New York