You know what totally rocks?  A drop-dead gorgeous bridal shoot.  And you know what rocks even more than that?  A drop-dead gorgeous bridal shoot set against an amazing New York City backdrop, one that includes the fabulous New York Public Library and the iconic Grand Central Station.  That’s what we call bridal shoot perfection, especially when captured by JKB Young Photography and featuring beautiful blooms from City Iris.  See every ounce of pretty (and there’s a lot of it) right here.

From JKB Young PhotographyI’m thrilled to share this epic bridal session I was able to do with Maggie and Kurt in February. It was the morning after the first real snow fall of the year here in New York. Everything was pristine and perfect. It’s was the kind of shoot that is so beautiful, it makes you warm and giggly, all the way down to your toes! This session has a special place in my heart as Maggie went to graduate school with my husband and doubled with us on our first date. Love this girl, love her guy, love the two of them together!

From the Bride… I feel like I can never get enough of this romantic, historical and amazing city. With Grand Central’s centennial this year, and the public library’s classic exterior, they both made perfect backdrops for our photos. I’ve always had a fascination with trains. Since I was a little girl, my dad would take me to the railroad tracks and we would put pennies on the rails and wait for trains to roll over them and flatten them out. Trains remind me of my dad, the kindest man I’ve ever met. Being in Grand Central Station was such a sentimental experience for me.

I wore a gorgeous blush-colored gown from Rebecca Schoneveld Cheek. I LOVED this dress. I felt tremendously romantic wearing it and never like feeling overdone. It made me feel beautiful in an effortless sort of way. For my veil, I wore this beautiful Edwardian-inspired lace hair comb with a simple veil with my hair up. I was really happy with the way the ringlets in the back cascaded over the veil.

I also loved how perfectly my invitations matched the flowers. Patrick at City Iris specifically matched the blue and silver tones of my invitations with bluebells, peonies and dusty miller.

I really wanted to evoke a timelessness with our bridals—all these classical elements came together perfectly. I couldn’t be happier about how it all turned out.

Photography: JKB Young Photography | Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Library (NYC Public Library) + Grand Central Station | Wedding Gown: Schone Design | Veil: Artikal | Florals: City Iris | Wedding Invitations: Stephita | Hair: Priscilla Jay  (priscillanicolej@gmail.com) | Makeup: Rachel Rodriguez | Hair Comb: Jonche & Co. | Groom’s Attire: Dress Code + Tailored by Joel Gillespie | Ring: Vintage (Circa 1910)