I have some serious dress envy going on right now. This bride’s gorgeous gown just screams “twirl the night away”. Oh to step in a gown and dance around again…but I digress, this entire affair by 4Eyes Photography is something to envy. There is just something about a New York City wedding that can’t be matched, and you can enjoy every bit of that in the full gallery of images!

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From the Bride…Bryan and I met during our senior year at Bucknell University.  There is a statistic out there that says that an extremely high percentage of Bucknell students will marry one another.  You can only imagine my father’s face as I told him this while my family was driving me to Bucknell for the first time my freshman year.  Sure enough, when Bryan and I met, we became inseparable.  After graduation, Bryan moved back home to Maryland to get his master’s degree and I began my first year of law school in New York City.  After two years of a long distance relationship (and thousands of miles on his car) Bryan moved up to New York City.   We got engaged on a beautiful fall day in Madison Square Park with our puppy and we knew rather quickly that we wanted our wedding to be in the city where we began our life together.  One of our favorite parts of planning was being able to picture all of our favorite people together in our favorite place.

We looked at a number of venues before we took a tour of The Glasshouses in the Chelsea Arts Tower.  We knew that we had found our venue as soon as we walked in — The Glasshouses had everything we were looking for, it was a modern and unique space near our apartment with an outdoor terrace and incredible views of Manhattan.  Next on our list was a location for our ceremony and we instantly fell in love with St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University. It was the kind of space I had always dreamed of for a wedding ceremony.  We loved the big doors, the ornate interior, the mosaic floor, and the contrast between the traditional ceremony space and the modern reception venue.  The contrast between the spaces was what ultimately inspired our wedding style, which we described as modern and romantic.  We chose big soft blooms such as peonies and garden roses to bring a romantic feel to the space and, with the help of our fantastic planner, added a modern touch with furniture and lighting.

We wrote our ceremony along with our officiant and we loved that it had our own personal touch.  It was very special during the ceremony to feel the love and support all of our friends and family, some of which had traveled very long distances to celebrate with us.  We are big Yankees fans and chose to enter the reception to Metallica’s  ”Enter Sandman,” which is the song that plays at Yankees Stadium when Mariano Rivera takes the field.  One of my most vivid memories of the evening was during the last song that our band played — I was dancing with Bryan and felt such a true and overwhelming sense of joy and happiness.  After the band’s final song, we ended the night in a big circle of our friends and family dancing and singing to Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.”  It was the perfect ending to an absolutely perfect day.

Wedding Photography: 4Eyes Photography / Wedding Videography: Kiss The Bride Films / Floral Designer: Blossom and Branch / Event Planner: Brilliant Event Planning / Band: The Benjamins / Invitation Designer (Invitations, Menus, Placecards, Programs): Starshaped Press / Calligraphy: Written by Esther / Caterer + Wedding Cake: Thomas Preti Caterers / Wedding Gown: Christos / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale / Officiant: Reverend Dr. C. William Mercer / Wedding Favors: Sunshine Bakes / Hair: Face Time Beauty Concierge / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Make-up: Elisa DiBisceglie / Ceremony Location: St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University / Reception Venue: The Glasshouses

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