New York City plays host to some of the most drop-dead gorgeous weddings we come across and when those weddings are held on the rooftop of the Gramercy Park Hotel, lets just say it is a full on swoonfest up in here. This complete dream of a day was photographed beautifully by KT Merry and the gorgeous doesn’t stop there. It is woven through the fabulous flowers by Saipua and in the glamorous J. Mendel wedding gown and on into the gallery where there are a ton of lovely details to pore over.
There is something about a gorgeous New York City wedding that makes everyone’s heart do a little flip. Perhaps it’s the timeless feel of the city, the excitement that floats through the New York air, or the facts that it is the fashion capital and simply romantic. Pola and Oliver, both originally from Germany, fell for New York’s charm many years ago.
Their ceremony took place at the architecturally grand St. Paul’s chapel of Columbia University and featured a gospel choir that sang from the chapel’s balcony. After an exit with cheering family and friends the couple chose a NYC Taxi Cab to drive them from their ceremony to the Gramercy Park Hotel, which can only be described as True Blood meets European flair. The exclusive venue played host to their rooftop terrace reception and cocktail hour 16 floors above the city boosting amazing views. The cocktail hour was chic romantic with the amazing Bon Musique singing in French under hundreds of light bulbs. Pola and Oliver shared an intimate dinner with their guests and enjoyed speeches in English and German before dancing the night away under the stars and enjoying cupcakes from Crumbs Bake Shop. The entire affair was elegant and so perfectly New York.
Photography: KT Merry / Ceremony Venue: St. Paul’s Chapel of Columbia University / Reception Venue: Gramercy Park Hotel / Band: Bon Musique / Makeup: Sofia Beskasnova / Hair: Alesha Oak / Cake and Cupcakes: Crumbs Bake Shop / Flowers: Saipua / Wedding Gown: J. Mendel / Headpiece: Twigs & Honey / Bracelet: Oscar de la Renta / Groom’s Suit: Tom Ford