People have many reasons for loving Manhattan. The style, the pace, the food – it’s all unlike anywhere else in the world. But my favorite thing about the city that never sleeps is the people. Because after pouring over hundreds (ok, probably thousands) of weddings in the City, I would say that’s where the style comes from. Take this wedding by Jimena Roquero at the Bowery Hotel for example. Perfectly elegant yet with its own fabulous flair, it’s filled with all the reasons Manhattan weddings are magical. See it all here.


From JimenaJennifer and Ryan’s elegant wedding took place in New York, where they are from and where they live. They picked The Cathedral Basilica of St. James in Brooklyn because they wanted to have some of their own neighborhood since the reception would be held at The Bowery Hotel, in Manhattan, later. The ceremony was a Jewish and Catholic ceremony. For the pictures, Jennifer and Ryan drove Jennifer’s dad’s vintage Mercedes Benz to Vinegar Hill, a very meaningful area for them since they got engaged at a very cozy restaurant that was also incorporated in the pictures.

Photography: Jimena Roquero Photography | Floral Design: Fiore | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Cake: Nine Cakes | Invitations: Oblation Papers & Press | Shoes: Guiseppe Zanotti | Rings: Doyle And Doyle | Rings: Roberto Coin | Hair: Lizzy Weinberg at Pimps and Pinups | Band: Dexter Lake Club | Bow tie: Pierrepont and Hicks | Priest: Monsignor Edward J. Weber | Rabbi: Rabbi Darren Levine | Venue: The Bowery Hotel | Balloons: Geronimo Balloons | Cocktail Napkins: Alexa Pulitzer | Cookies: Royal Crown Bakery | Espresso Bar: Grounded Coffee | Favor: Frankies Spuntino | Favor Tags: Dabney Lee | Flower Crown: Stone Fox Bride | Gelato: Il Laboratorio del Gelato | Groomsmen Tuxedos: Valentino | Groomsmen Tuxedos: Vera Wang | Matron of Honor Dress: Elie Saab | Paper Tassels: Confetti Systems | Place Cards: Lion in the Sun | Saxophone + Balafon Duo: Dave Jensen + Franois Nnang | Table Numbers: Flourish & Whim

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