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The perfect cure for a snowy New England weekend?  A whole lot of pretty from BKB & Co., the talented team of photography and cinematography geniuses that know everything there is to know about capturing your big day, and capturing it perfectly.  From their exceptional attention to detail to their amazing customer service to the breathtaking images you’ll receive post-wedding, they’re amazing.

From BKB & Co.BKB & Co. is a select team of Boston wedding photographers and cinematographers specializing exclusively in weddings. Our wedding professionals are not only recognized in the industry, but also among wedding clients for our tremendous attention to detail from the moment of inquiry through the final product delivery and thereafter. Our studio was built on a simple motto – to capture each wedding as if it were our own. We are professionals at what we do and believe your wedding should be all about you enjoying your day and stress-free. We understand and value the importance of image capture and ensure your wedding photos stay timeless for you and your family for generations to come.

Founder and Creative Director Brittany K. Blando attended both the New England School of Photography and the College of Art and Design at Lesley University before opening her namesake studio in 2002. Throughout her education, Brittany developed a true passion for photographing weddings. The wedding scene in the Greater Boston area has always been vibrant and diverse, making it an exciting arena to be in. She is extremely sought-after in the New England area, even capturing the wedding of Professional Hockey Player Scott Clemmensen, beauty queen Amanda Kelly and Musician Eric Welsh of the band The Pixies. Her style is editorial imagery with photojournalistic flair, which is a style most requested by area engaged couples. Her talented work, impeccable customer service and quick turn-around time has proven to be why her studio is so highly regarded in New England.

To greater meet the needs of local couples, Brittany launched BKB & Co. in 2013 and expanded the studio’s services with the addition of talented wedding photography and wedding videography professionals. This brilliant team has taken the area by storm and has helped BKB become one of the top wedding services in all of New England. This team is truly a cohesive unit – working on weddings together and focusing on unparalleled customer service, flawless product and stellar turn-around time. Our team members are exclusive to our studio alone and have been personally trained by Brittany to provide our clientele with the images they have come to love and along with the personalized customer service the studio is known to provide.

Most recently, BKB announced the addition of a bridal stylist to the staff. With so many small details needed to be attended to on a wedding day, BKB’s bridal stylist will work alongside the BKB team to ensure any issues that may come up over the course of a wedding are resolved quickly, efficiently, and stress-free for the couple. A “day-of assistant” if you will, our stylist will handle many logistics that can sometimes overwhelm a couple or be a distraction on such a milestone day. For instance, she will distribute and pin boutonnieres and corsages, adjust your bridal gown for wedding photos, help keep the wedding day timeline on schedule, gather important individuals for photos, bustle your gown and of course, carry your favorite lipstick so you will always have it on hand throughout the day. Logistics aside, she will also be there to hold your hand and give you a shoulder to rely on.

We recommended you book the studio well-in-advance as our talented professionals have quickly become the talk in the Boston wedding scene.

BKB & Co. is located in historic Charlestown. Complimentary Garage parking available for our clients, a dock out back if you prefer to come by water taxi and of course the MBTA ferry drops in the Navy Yard.

DISCOUNT! Reserve your wedding with both the BKB & Co. photography and cinematography team and receive 5% off your contract and your choice of an Engagement Session in Charlestown Navy Yard or album upgrade!*

*Exclusive offer for SMP readers, available for new clients until April 30th, 2015 for weddings taking place in Boston, MA 2015 – 2016.

Welcome to the family, BKB & Co.!  We are so happy to have you! xo

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Elegant Beach Club Wedding

It’s not everyday that you meet the love of your life in grade school, but for these two cuties, it was a lifetime of friendship turned Transatlantic romance that led to their elegant beach club wedding. Imagine pretty pink florals from Sayles Livingston Flowers and the fab stylings of Details With Love, all wrapped up in an evening of heartwarming moments captured by Snap! Photography.  See them here. 

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From the Bride… Conor and I met as elementary school kids growing up in Rhode Island. Conor was immediately impressed with my fort building skills and from then on, we were close friends.  So close, we even attended prom together!

Conor moved to New York City after college and I soon followed with my own move and a new job. However, this isn’t the end of the story.  Soon after I made the move to Manhattan, Conor took a job in London. While some may think this would be the end of a love story, for us it was only the beginning.  The distance turned out to be exactly what we needed to see what we had all along. Two years and two continents later, Conor proposed in front of his childhood home – where we first met 20 years earlier, almost to the day. We celebrated with a bike ride to the Matunuck Oyster Bar, our favorite neighborhood haunt, for oysters and champagne with family and friends.

With many shared memories rooted in the Ocean State, it was the perfect place to celebrate our new life together. Early on in planning, Conor decided that with the majority of guests traveling to be with us, it was only fitting to share everything we love most about southern Rhode Island with them. We tried to infuse that sentiment into every detail including the gift bags, the menus, the venue and even the Oyster Bar!

My family has a long history at The Dunes Club in Narragansett and Conor and I both love beach days there, making the venue an easy sell. We quickly decided to stay local, choosing mostly Rhode Island based vendors for our wedding day. Our band, Sugar, was a no-brainer, we loved them before we were even a couple and knew they’d have everyone dancing!

We clicked right away with our photographers and florist. The cherry on top was our wedding planner, Kristin Love of Details with Love. Kristin took our lofty ideas (read: a champagne and oysters beach club reception) and turned each into more than we could imagine, ensuring that our personalities were infused in every piece of the wedding.

I wanted to enhance The Dunes Club’s vintage seaside elegance and took inspiration from the watercolor and gray invitation suite East Six Invitations created for us. We loved the symbolism of the compass detail and wove it through many elements, including our seating cards – an Ebay find and huge hit! Conor and I spent weekends hand watercoloring everything from the table numbers and bar signage to the banner that adorned the vintage trunk, which served as a cardholder. The trunk is an old family piece from the 1800’s. It was precious to use and I loved the treasure chest vibe it gave off with the surrounding pocket-sized gold compasses.

We wed over Labor Day Weekend and kicked off the holiday with lobster rolls and cocktails at my Parents home for all the guests. Our rehearsal dinner was held at Shelter Harbor Golf Club the following evening. The weekend-long affair allowed us to spend quality time with each of our guests while sharing our favorite places. By our Sunday wedding, it was a big, happy party!

A few moments and a few things were especially meaningful from our wedding.

As a wedding gift, my Sister’s boyfriend handcrafted the anchor marquee light illuminating the mantle and dessert bar. Wow, were we proud to display such a beautiful piece. I created the menu cards by reproducing a watercolor painting of a lobster, done by my Aunt as a gift for my parents before their wedding. The tie to the watercolor details was lovely but her sentimental reaction to seeing her artwork on each place setting meant more than anything!

Sayles Livingston pulled colors from my six bridesmaids’ ethereal soft pastel Twobirds Bridesmaids ballgowns to create the magical florals. The high-low centerpieces, coupled with the twinkle lights and lanterns topping the room, made me feel like a fairy floating through Ferngully all night long.

My Anne Barge wedding gown was love at first sight, my mom and I found the wrapped tulle and the delicate pin-tucked dress at Kleinfeld’s. In a happy coincidence, the dress was named Aimee! I added the covered buttons and jeweled belt and the fluffy tulle skirt had me twirling the night away.

The most spectacular part of the night was the fireworks display celebrating Labor Day. With my sister and our friends by our side, it was an incredible way to reflect on what brought us there. After the grand finale, we danced all through the night while end-of-summer thunderstorms rolled over the ocean outside. It was a fairy tale night and put simply, more fun than we could have imagined.

From the Groom… What more can I say? The weekend really blew away any expectations that I could have had. The incredible emotions on the day were beyond anything I’d ever experienced. I have to give my wife a tremendous amount of credit. All the little details she put so much time and effort towards really made it such a special event. I’ve never seen The Dunes Club look so beautiful. I can’t thank all the vendors enough, everyone brought their absolute A game and it made the difference. Just awesome.

Photography: Snap! Photography | Event Planning: Details With Love | Floral Design: Sayles Livingston Flowers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Two Birds | Lighting: Ryan Designs | Band: Sugar | Beach Club: The Dunes Club | Bridal Gown: Anne Barge | Event Styling And Design: Details With Love | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

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A chilly + snowy weekend in New England is most definitely in need of some sunshine, so we’re delivering it the best way we know how: with a fab introduction to Lynne Reznick Photography, a talented photog that knows a thing or two about capturing the pretty. Think drop-dead gorgeous images filled with those heartwarming moments you’ll want to cherish for always.  Take a look at her stunning work below…

From Lynne Reznick PhotographyI chose the tagline “A fresh perspective for your classic love story” for my business because it truly embodies the way that I work and what I aim to capture for every couple I photograph. Each couple’s story is different and the detailed planning of every wedding story deserves to be honored. That said, some of my favorite images are the ones where the unplanned happened and it is was lovely, or adorable, or quietly full of emotion. By capturing the moments big and small, expected and unexpected, I seek to tell each couple’s unique love story as it unfolds and share in a whole lot of love and laughter along the way.

Welcome to the family, Lynne Reznick Photography!  We are so happy to have you! xo

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Modern Nautical Newport Wedding

My hubby and I are knee-deep in planning a little Newport babymoon, and this seaside lovefest from the lens of Judy Pak has me hoping springtime rolls around, STAT. It’s every New England bride’s dream come true, with carefully curated nautical moments alongside all-white blooms styled by Stoneblossom. Kick Tuesday off right here in the full gallery.

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From The Bride… When Dave and I got engaged and started to think about our dream wedding, we knew we wanted to plan an event that would be elegant and classic with whimsical, personal touches and most of all be relaxed and fun for our guests. We live and work in Manhattan and decided we thought it would be extra special to come up with a great weekend destination – somewhere that would get people out of the city but wouldn’t be too far away for most of our guests. I had vacationed in Newport with my family growing up and had recently been back to Castle Hill Inn which is just the most magical and beautiful place – I knew it would be perfect. Dave and I took a trip to Newport and he was immediately convinced- Newport and Castle Hill would give us that perfect elegant environment for the wedding, with lots of room for fun for our guests.

We worked with Joyce Holland of Stoneblossom Florals and she became an incredibly trusted adviser and friend in planning. We weren’t stuck on any particular types of flowers but we knew we wanted the environment to feel light and soft with some minimal seaside/nautical touches. She paired lots of white and green flowers with beautiful garden roses, anenomes and other seasonal varietals which gave the perfect flecks of color for our fall celebration. She brought in tons of candles, mercury glass and other beautiful additions like lanterns and aisle decor. She was our savior! To add to Joyce’s decoration, the crew at Exquisite Events handled lighting. We picked vintage chandeliers and swathed the tent with fabric to bring the ceiling down a little lower and give it that quaint, vintage feel.

We were very lucky to have Judy Pak as our photographer. We fell in love with Judy’s signature style – light and airy, dreamy images. She captured our day to a tee from the perfectly orchestrated “first look” to those little moments that only the most skilled photographers can catch. She is a true artist.

Our cake was created by Marc and Marie Soliday/ Confectionery Designs. It was spectacular! Marie worked with Joyce to replicate the flowers in my bouquet. We were blown away when we saw it. Plus it tasted delicious. We had a most excellent band – Big Mix with Joe Shane, we brought them up from NY. I had seen them perform at a wedding many years before and they always stuck in my head. They played classic covers and even backed my husband our friend up for a little impromptu Whitesnake performance.

There were many special and personal touches throughout the weekend. From our “message in a bottle” save the dates, to our Adirondack chair escort cards (to match Castle Hill’s signature chairs) to our personalized welcome bags and signature cocktail straws, and much more, Alana Jones-Mann outdid herself in our collaboration! Alana is the queen of whimsy and details and took our visions and made them realities. She also hand letter pressed our three-piece custom invitations and created a gorgeous presentation for when they arrived to our guest’s mailboxes.

Castle Hill could not have been a more perfect venue for us. With breathtaking seaside views, the mansion and semi-permanent tent set the scene for our dream wedding. The menu was exquisite and the service is unparalleled. After the reception in the tent we hosted an after party in the mansion where our guests partied into the night. Our wedding was truly a dream, we loved every second!

Photography: Judy Pak | Wedding Coordinator: Joslin Caroll | Florist: Stoneblossom | Wedding Dress: Lusan Mandongus | Bride's Shoes: Prada | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Caterer: Castle Hill Inn | Makeup Artist: Christopher Ardoff | Band: The Dream Team | Wedding Venue: Castle Hill Inn

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Rustic and Romantic Country Wedding

This darling duo has got the right idea. They kept their nuptials local and proceed to throw the ultimate outdoor bash. With family and friends in attendance, the evening was filled with seasonal farm-to-table bites, circus tents, tea lights, Toni Chandler Flowers And Events arrangements and endless love captured by Meghan Sepe. Take a peek at the gallery and Sky Sabin Productions film for more!

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From Meghan SepeThis late summer real wedding hails from Newport, RI. Words to describe this day would be rustic, natural, romantic, youthful and pretty in pink. Their video is adorable and the bride’s blush Monique Lhuillier gown is totally awesome! 

From the beautiful Bride… Dan and I actually met a long time ago, socially, but we hadn’t crossed paths in several years. A few years ago, my mom (a personal trainer) was at the gym and ran into Dan who is a physical therapist. They hadn’t seen each other in ages and in catching up, Dan asked how I was and what I was up to now. Before long, my mom was going on and on about my business ventures, things I like to do, trips I’ve taken, how I love my dog …and that I was single. Turned out Dan was also single and after hearing so much about what we had in common personally and professionally, it took him no time to reach out.

We like to say we were “reintroduced” by my mom and set up a dog walk date. It might sound funny but it was really that simple – we knew right away we were going to be together.

We live in a pretty tight community in Newport, RI where everyone knows everyone, especially those who have lived here most their lives, like us. We are both 4th generation “Aquidneck Islanders,” and both of us have large social families, so planning a wedding was a bit of an adventure! Staying local was a priority for both of us and we were lucky to be able to use my aunt and uncle’s gorgeous sprawling lawn off a country road near the beach. We wanted to throw a beautiful outdoor bash and include as many friends and family as we possibly could.

Our menu was seasonally farm-to-table and the circus tents, tea lights, wine barrels and heavy rustic tables were a perfect fit for the country, natural feel we were going for. We’re a goofy bunch, so we made an effort to keep the atmosphere laid back and fun, but also grown up and sentimental. Friends and family all helped out with hand painted signs or bailing hay, even making the cake – and EVERYONE was on the dance floor! It all came together beautifully and the celebration went well into the wee hours.

I’ve dreamt of  my wedding day since childhood and can honestly say it was hands down the happiest day of my life! I got to marry my best friend surrounded by loved ones at a place we call home… It doesn’t get any better than that.

Photography: Meghan Sepe | Videographer: Sky Sabin Productions | Florist: Toni Chandler Flowers And Events | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier ("Candy" In Blush) | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew "Sinclair" | Catering: Glorious Affairs | Makeup: Braelyn Anton | Groomsmen's Attire: Zara | Bridesmaid's Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Cupcakes/ Sweets: Sweet Shoppe | Planner/ Coordinator: Exquisite Events | Private Home: Newport RI | Rentals: New England Country Rentals

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Traditionally Elegant Newport Wedding

Their morning coffee was made monumental when this Groom got down on one knee, and with family and friends in attendance the wedding that followed was marvelous. Details With Love was behind the wildly elegant day filling tables with Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design blooms, while Steve DePino snapped up every sweet moment right here!

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From Steve DePino… Kurt and Alex met on February 27, 2010 at Elizabeth in SoHo (now called The Musket Room). Kurt was attending his roommate’s going away party and Alex was there for a former co-worker’s half-marathon fundraiser. In the whirlwind of people that night, they somehow started talking and realized that not only did they work in the same industry, but also knew several people in common. The time flew by and suddenly it was time to leave their respective parties. While Kurt tried to convince Alex to leave her friends and join his party for the rest of the evening, she declined and he settled for her phone number instead. The following Monday, Alex received a text from Kurt asking her to meet up for a drink later that Wednesday. Alex wanted to accept the invitation, but was embarrassed that she couldn’t even recall his name, only pieces of their conversation. Alex decided that if she could figure out a way to properly internet stalk Kurt on Facebook, then she would accept the date. After scanning through nearly 600 Facebook friends of one of the friends they had discovered they had in common Alex spotted Kurt’s smile and decided that, now that she knew his name, she would go out with him. Alex arrived 15 minutes late (per usual) for their date that Wednesday at Cibar in Gramercy Park and Kurt already had a drink waiting for her (smart man!). The chemistry was immediate as the conversation, jokes and banter flowed very naturally. The night ended with Kurt and Alex’s first kiss and the start to one of their very first inside jokes.

Alex and Kurt knew that they would get married very early in their relationship, but wanted to wait until the moment was right to get engaged. Alex had always told Kurt that she wanted to be surprised when he popped the question, although at the same time she was getting a little anxious about when he would finally ask. With her radar on, Alex was pretty sure there was no way she would be surprised but alas Kurt found the one time, when all her guard was down, to ask her to be his wife. It was a typical Sunday morning; Kurt ran out to get their morning coffee at Le Pain Quotidian while Alex watched Fareed Zakaria GPS. When Kurt came back with the coffee he cracked a few jokes and before she knew it Kurt had put a ring on her finger. (Alex likes to remind Kurt that he didn’t actually ask, and her father says the same thing about when Kurt asked him for Alex’s hand!). Together they called all of their friends and family and went to ABC Cocina to celebrate.

Some of our favorite moments of the wedding were when Kurt’s dad threw Alex’s dad a box of tissues mid-speech because it showed how well our families get along and how we all share the same fun-loving sense of humor.

Alex smiling and giggling the whole way down the aisle because she was so excited to marry Kurt and because she was so happy to have all the most important people in our lives there to celebrate this wonderful occasion with them. It was really nice that almost everyone in attendance really knew both of us as individuals and as a couple.

Looking around and seeing all of their wonderful family and friends out on the dance floor having a ball including the Bride’s 92 year-old great Aunt (Alex’s paternal grandmother’s sister)! Alex’s paternal grandparents are no longer with us, but she is certain that the wedding was a party they would have loved and that they were toasting us with martinis from heaven. Looking around at how beautiful Champ Soleil looked. It is such a special place and we are eternally grateful to Alex’s uncles Kenny & Josh for offering their home to us for the occasion.

Welcoming Alex’s dad into the “sleeveless tuxedo club” despite the objections of some in attendance.

The sun that poked through the ominous storm clouds as we said our vows.

Photography: Steve DePino | Event Planner + Designer: Details With Love | Photography – Assistance: Lauren Ann Isleib | Photography – Assistance: Paul McNerney | Floral Design: Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Cake: Confectionery Designs | Reception Venue: Champ Soleil | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bracelet: Mikimoto | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Blackstone Catering | Tux: Sean Vokshoor, Zohreh Inc | Earrings: Crislu 

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