Spring in New York City is a magical time of year for weddings. The blooming flowers, fresh, crisp air and sunny skies make for one seriously stunning backdrop, if you ask me. And when you pair up all of that lovely with a traditional Battery Gardens affair chock-full of whimsy, it’s a special type of magic that fills our hearts (and our galleries) with pretty. See every beautiful moment captured by Twah Dougherty right here in the full gallery.
From Twah Dougherty… Sarah & Nick had a whimsical city wedding full of personality in Manhattan’s downtown Battery Park. This fun-filled couple effortlessly incorporated an offbeat combination of yellow, grey & purple with hints of red throughout their event which were indicative of their fun personality. Sara was able to find Toy Story figurines on ebay of Buzz Lightyear and Hamm to represent the funny nicknames they call each other. The couple honored their families by incorporating a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony which followed after their Classic American ceremony in one of Manhattan’s historical churches. This couple also let their personality shine when they decided to take dance lesson to surprise their guests with a fun coordinated first dance.
From The Bride… When Nick and I decided to get married, we wanted a fun-filled Spring wedding for our closest friends and family. During the wedding planning process, we searched high and low to find the best vendors that shared our passion and sentiments for our big day. We were thrilled to find people that are so passionate about what they do and went out of their ways to make our wedding special.
Yellow is my favorite color and it is such a great hue to compliment a Spring wedding. I drew inspirations from various wedding blogs and spent countless hours of research to find perfect and affordable pieces to suit our wedding decor. My mother and her friends also provided invaluable assistance by tailoring my dress, and designing/making the flower girl’s dress, as well as my veil and hair accessories. My DIY pride and joy was our cake topper, Buzz Lightyear and Hamm from Toy Story. Nick looks a lot like Buzz and its my nickname for him. Hamm was a natural fit since I’m such a piggy for any culinary treats. I found the two toy figurines from Ebay and dressed them up with a bowtie and tulle veil. It provided a personal and light-hearted element to the cake and the wedding.
The weather on our wedding day could not have been more perfect and it helped to set the overall mood for the night. It was the perfect evening with lots of dancing and laughing with all our guests. Our vendors went above and beyond our expectations and helped us execute the vision that we imagined. We were so lucky to have such an amazing group of family, friends, and vendors that made our night so fun and memorable.
Photography: Twah Dougherty | Cinematography: Fred Lee | Floral Design: Designs by Ahn | Wedding Cake: Silk Cakes | Invitations: Pear Tree Greetings | Church: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton | Shoes: BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Band: Ariel Entertainment | Grooms Attire: John Varvatos | Venue: Battery Gardens | Bridal Boutique: La Sposa | Earrings: Adriana Orsini | Makup + Hair: Sachiko Yanase | Reception Dress: BHLDN | Wedding Day Coordinator: Grace Lui | Wedding Programs + Place Cards: Wiregrass Weddings