This bride and groom should have asked their wedding fairy for everything they ever wanted, because their one wish, to have a tried + true New York kind of wedding, came true 100 times over. Judging by Craig Paulson Photography‘s images, I’m betting if they would have wished for rivers of glitter or mountains of diamonds the whole world would have been a bit more sparkly. Everything from the great Central Park views, to that stunning, stunning gown, to the GLAM ballroom reception screams Manhattan Chic, a dream come true for our couple. And the gallery? Now that’s a dream come true for all the rest of us.
Jimmy and I first met in the summer of 2007 when I was visiting a friend in the Hamptons who happened to be in his share house. I had just gotten out there on a Friday night and the last thing I expected was that I would be meeting my future husband! I was chatting with the girls in the kitchen when in walked Jimmy. I knew he looked familiar – he was the handsome bartender from Martell’s on the Upper East Side! The rest is history.
In December of 2010, days before Christmas Jimmy proposed. We walked over to my parents apartment to share the news but he surprised me with both our families waiting for us. It was the perfect night!
Jimmy and I met on the beach but our love story really began in Manhattan. As native New Yorkers we wanted our wedding to be all about the city we both know and love. We were married on August 13th, 2011 at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, where my parents were married 34 years earlier, which meant so much to us. We felt like celebrities when we walked out of the church for the first time as husband and wife. After the ceremony we took pictures with our family and friends outside of Rockefeller Center and Radio City. Our most special moment was captured when we were photographed in front of the big clock at Grand Central station kissing – a unique moment that will forever be on our apartment wall.
The reception was romantic and classic. The lighting at 583 Park really set the mood and our wedding colors, blue, yellow, and white were everywhere from the flowers, to the the bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, the grooms buttoners and my shoes. Everything from the food to the music was perfect and most importantly everyone had a great time and danced the night away to our amazing 14 piece band. As favors, our guests went home with delicious New York City bagels and the Sunday Daily News. It was our perfect New York City wedding!
Photography: Craig Paulson Photography / Flowers: Florist: The Garden District / Ceremony Location: St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Reception Venue + Catering: 583 Park Avenue / Band: Charles St. Paul Band, Star Management Inc.