Kellie & Rupert at 4 Eyes Photography sent us this super-sweet wedding that took place at the Jefferson Market Garden in New York City. The couple wanted to keep things simple, but fun! And although there was no formal ‘wedding party’, their moms were the ring bearers! Ohhhhh….so sweet! After the ceremony, they led their small gathering thru the streets of NYC to the charming Little Owl restaurant. Balloons blazing the way!

from our beautiful bride …

Walter and I wanted our wedding to be small and simple. We also wanted it to contain a bit of unique, New York City romance. Most of all, we wanted the atmosphere to be joyful and fun. We chose the Jefferson Market Garden for our ceremony. The historic atmosphere was ideal, a natural sanctuary right along bustling Sixth Avenue (so bustling that we even had a big, red, tour bus stop to take photos!).

One of my favorite details was our 1960’s Checker Cab from Film Cars which made for a really neat entrance and some great photographs. Another special detail was that our small dog, Milo, donning a white tux and red bow-tie, participated in the day’s events.

While we didn’t have a traditional wedding party, we wanted our families involved in the ceremony. My mom and Walter’s mom acted as ring bearers, carrying the wedding rings tied to long strands of ribbon, along with their bouquets. My sisters acted as bridesmaids (minus the matching dresses) welcoming guests and handing out our programs which were fans printed with our reading, E.B. White’s Natural History, and both Walter and my family tree. Walter’s dad and my dad were our official witnesses in signing the wedding license.

After the ceremony, our guests followed the groom and I, carrying a bunch of colorful balloons, through the downtown streets to our reception at the Little Owl Restaurant. The Little Owl is very quaint and romantic so we didn’t need to do much to the space. They filled the room with an incredible array of flowers. And, to honor our grandparents, we displayed photos of the couples alongside our pretty all white wedding cake (thank you, Little Owl) with vintage topper.

Poppies and Posies designed all the personal flowers. They created vibrant bouquets of beautifully bright blooms which were right in line with our garden setting.

To contribute to the reception’s feeling of festivity, we made our own traditional English party crackers to use as place cards. Each guest received their own party cracker marked with their first initial and filled with confetti, vintage favors and a personal note from Walter and me.

4 Eyes Photography was the perfect choice for our photographers. Kellie and Rupert were easy-going and great. Walter and I were not perfect subjects when it came to staged poses and yet they were able to get shots that we love. And, even more importantly, they captured all the little details and all the emotion of the day. We have such wonderful documentation of the event and of our family and friends. We laughed, we danced, we had a blast and we are so glad we have the pictures to prove it!

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You can see more of this wonderfully intimate wedding in the gallery {here}. And, if you’d like to see more from 4 Eyes Photography, check out this Washington DC wedding and this Newport, RI wedding on their blog. More gorgeous brides, amazing gowns and sensational photography!

Photography: 4 Eyes Photography
Floral Design: Poppies & Posies
Ceremony: Jefferson Market Garden,
Reception:The Little Owl

Music: Anthology Strings
Wedding Stationery: Peabody Papers
Officiant: Jesse Hendrich
Wedding Cake: The Little Owl
Bridal Gown: Michael Kors
(Chrysanthemum Matelassé Dress)
Resort Collection 2009
Veil: Lovely Bride Boutique
Necklace: Suzi West of CollierWest
Shoes:Valentino

Hair:Patrick Ferrara
Make-Up: Ewa Szwed

Vintage Cab: Film Cars

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