Category archives: Life Stories

New York Muslim Malian Wedding | Kora Musician Salieu Suso

New York Muslim Malian Wedding | Kora Musician Salieu Suso
I love how Megan and Hassim incorporated their culture into their New York Muslim Malian American wedding ceremony by hiring a kora musician Salieu Suso to play during their wedding ceremony. The kora, a 21 string bridge harp made from a calabash and cow hide, is one of the most difficult instruments in the world to play, so they were lucky to find him. Eleve[...]

Part 2 | Behind the Scenes with Tracey Reynolds

So after spending Day 1: Friday in New York's floral district with Tracey Reynolds of Tracey Reynolds Design, I spent another day with her on Sunday preparing the wedding flowers for her Jewish wedding where I delved deeper into the wedding floral process and gained a better understanding of why wedding flowers cost so much.     After the flower[...]

New York Floral District | Day 1: Behind the Scenes with Tracey Reynolds Floral Design

New York Floral District | Day 1: Behind the Scenes with Tracey Reynolds Floral Design
After spending Day 1 in New York's floral district, I have a better understanding of why wedding flowers and floral design cost so much, thanks to Tracey Reynolds of Tracey Reynolds Design. I love flowers as much as the next girl, but I always thought that I'd be the kind of future bride who didn't invest a lot in wedding flowers... until I spent two days in New Yo[...]