Get ready to fall in love with a Bride, her handsome Groom and their exquisite NYC affair as seen through the talented lens of Tara Leigh Photography – because I’m pretty sure it’s close to impossible not to let this fête sweep you off your feet. From the pretty Valentino pumps to the timeless style seen around every corner – it’s city chic defined, and you can see every gorgeous bit of it in the full gallery of images!
From the Bride… Tristan and I knew from day one that we would get married in NYC. With him being from Seattle and me from Maryland, it was fate that brought us together one night on the subway. Yes, we met on the NYC subway, and he was the cutest thing I’d ever seen! With our wedding being in March, we knew it would have to be indoors. I was terrified of ballrooms with crystal and hot pink lighting, so it was important to us that our affair be extremely classy with elegant touches and of course a wild party to top it all off. We absolutely fell in love with Twenty Four Fifth, which is the old Fifth Avenue Hotel from the 1920’s located a block from the arch in Washington Square Park. The second we walked into this space and saw the antiqued mirrors and sunken dance floor, we were sold. It was absolutely perfect, and I immediately pictured beautiful candle centerpieces with simple flower arrangements. As for my bouquet, I had my heart set on white fringed tulips which my wonderful floral designer was able to track down, even though they were out of season. I absolutely loved it. Many of our unique touches were handmade by talented folks on Etsy — the feather pens, ad-lib guest book cards, grooms card, bridesmaids’ earrings, etc.
The ceremony was held at the Church of St. Joseph near Washington Square Park, which led to beautiful pictures in the park. Our guests then walked the two blocks to the reception. Our friends and family LOVE to dance, and my groom even sang his own version of “Melt with You” by Modern English to me as as sweet surprise. Our guests ended the night with hot dogs, NYC cart-style, and a copy of the New York Times from that day. It’s a very surreal thing to have everyone you love in one room, and that is something that will stay with us forever. Every detail of this day turned out perfectly (except when the groom’s limo accidentally went to Brooklyn on the way to the ceremony — oops!), and I think the pictures by Tara Leigh Photography could not be more exquisite. Her pictures help us re-live this wonderful day whenever we want.
Wedding Photography: Tara Leigh Photography / Ceremony: Church of St. Joseph in New York, New York / Reception: Twenty Four Fifth in New York, New York / Floral Design: Glenn Wolski of Urban Design Studio / Wedding Day Coordination: Oh So Fabulous! / Wedding Cinematography: Joey G’s Memories Video / Wedding Invitations: Elle Ette Designs / Accommodations: The Standard, East Village / Wedding Dress: Angel Sanchez / Bride’s Reception Dress: Sue Wong / Bride’s Shoes: Valentino / Bride’s Bolero, Necklace, Gloves + Hair Piece: BHLDN / Rings: Royal Asscher + A.Jaffe via Michael C. Fina / Hair: Butterfly Studio Salon / Makeup: Lauren Cosenza (firstname.lastname@example.org) / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Melissa Sweet for Priscilla of Boston (Now Closed) via Bella Bridesmaid / Groom’s Tuxedo: Brooks Brothers