As if New York City weren’t chic enough, this Tribeca Rooftop wedding has crossed our path and now there is no going back. We are in full-on city mode and our sites are set on the photographs of Lauren Gabrielle. They are boasting an impeccable style mixed with views for days and enough chandeliers to melt our big city lovin hearts. It’s a rooftop soirée smack dab in the Big Apple and you all are invited. See more of this gorgeous affair here.
From Lauren of Lauren Gabrielle Photography… Jocelyn and Kevin met in training at their first jobs out of college in February 2004, which lasted for six weeks. They quickly became friends; however, Jocelyn was based in the New York office and Kevin in San Francisco so they went back to their respective offices once training was completed. Work projects allowed them to stay in touch, but ultimately Kevin was lured by the bright lights of NYC and accepted a new job there. He moved to NYC in May 2005 and the pair officially began dating a month later. Kevin’s version of their story is a bit different — he says he was always courting Jocelyn from across the country and after months of $300 cell phone bills, he picked up and moved to NYC for a girl, then a job — in that order.
From the bride… Our original wedding date was August 28, 2011, but we were in for the surprise of our lives when Hurricane Irene forced all of NYC to shut down. We had to decide immediately what to do about the wedding. Our venue, the Tribeca Rooftop, was one block from the evacuation zone in lower Manhattan and offered us new dates to reschedule. All our vendors were incredible to work with and within hours, we had settled on a new date in October. However, we still went forward with a mini-ceremony that weekend because our family had traveled from China, London, and California to be with us. My uncle, a minister, officiated our impromptu ceremony during what was supposed to be our original rehearsal dinner. We invited everyone who could make it to NYC on short notice and had about 50 people witness our first round of vows. It was wet, windy, emotional weekend filled with love and memories!
For the new wedding date of October 9, 2011, we still had the same vision and hoped for anything except for a natural disaster. Fortunately, we had the most beautiful weather – sunny and temperatures in the low 80s! I had always envisioned my wedding to be modern but with traditional touches and we definitely accomplished both. The Tribeca Rooftop had a great NYC-loft vibe with amazing views and we always knew we had to make use of the outdoor rooftop where cocktail hour was held. Our flowers and color scheme changed a bit due to the availability of flowers, but our florist, Victoria Ahn, did a great job of recreating our vision with what was in season. We kept everything to navy blue, green, cream and added a touch of purple! In the end, our worries stopped being about the planning and minor details of the wedding – we both felt so happy to be finally walking down the aisle after waiting an extra six weeks to be pronounced husband and wife that we just wanted to start celebrating with all our friends and family!
Photographer: Lauren Gabrielle Photography, Assisted by Diana Lupu Photography / Venue: Tribeca Rooftop / Band: Creations Music / Florist: Designs by Ahn / Bride’s Dress: Watters / Bride’s Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti / Groom’s Suit: Zegna / Bridesmaid Dresses: Ann Taylor / Groomsmen Outfits: Topman / Hair + Makeup: Ayari’s Brides