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Whimsical Manhattan Wedding

There are a lot of reasons this wedding is completely awesome (the forever smiling bride and groom, the vibrant color scheme, the amazing florals from Sweet & Flower), but if I had to pick a favorite moment, it’s the crazy cute trio of musicians totally rockin’ post-ceremony.  I mean… is this the most adorable way to celebrate you’ve ever seen?  (Answer: YES.)  See it all captured by Ciro Photography right here.


From the Bride… Tad and I wanted a wedding that was quintessentially New York, because it’s the city where we met and live. Once we saw the Bryant Park Grill in midtown Manhattan, we knew it was the right place! The wedding day was a beautiful sunny warm spring day, perfect for a rooftop ceremony and cocktail hour with sunset pictures in Bryant Park.

The style of our wedding was shabby chic. We wanted to add in a lot of personal details and styling to make it our own. We wrote our own vows, made photo booth props, built our own wedding website, served signature “Mr.” and “Mrs.” cocktails, and even blinged out the bridesmaids shoes with Swarovski stones that matched their belts. Kim from KTorres Designs did an amazing job incorporating our whimsical NYC theme through the entire wedding. We took the sketched skyline from the invitation envelope liner and had it printed on the thank you canvas bags.

For our color theme, we picked romantic peaches grounded in a sophisticated gray with accents of citron green and hot pink. Our talented florist, Kea from Sweet and Flower took this color palette and used it to create a floral ivy wall as a backdrop to our ceremony as well as organic centerpieces. She even decorated our simple white fondant chocolate cake with a few flowers which complimented the dessert bar that was filled with delectable cake pops, mini pies and macaroons made by Anne Marie Noonan of the Bryant Park Grill.

Inspired by the wedding scene in “End of Watch”, Tad and I took dance lessons from NY Wedding Dance to create a choreographed number that weaved together a classic slow dance with a hip hop ending. We surprised everyone when we busted out into a little MC Hammer “Can’t Touch This” number halfway through our wedding song “Crazy Love”. This really set the mood for what we wanted — a lighthearted wedding filled with lots of fun and laughs with our favorite people. DJ Accurit from Scratch Weddings had the versatility to provide classic pieces for the ceremony and cocktail hour, as well as modern hits to keep everyone on the dance floor during the reception. We were having so much fun that we extended the party for another hour!

One of the best decisions we made was choosing Rich of Ciro Photography. He has an incredible gift for capturing real and beautiful moments as they are happening. We are so glad that we have his work to remind us of our amazing day for the rest of our lives!

Photography: Ciro Photography | Floral Design: Sweet & Flower | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier Ulla-Majia | Shoes: Aruna Seth | Hair: Helen Reavey | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Hotel: Bryant Park Hotel | Makeup: Julianna Grogan | Venue: Bryant Park Grill

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Central Park Engagement With a Frenchie

Give me Central Park, an adorable couple plus a grumpy little Frenchie named Abe and I’ll give you a smile as wide as my screen. Of course, the amazing photos from Vicki Grafton only ups the ante, and some time in this gallery equals a Friday well spent!

From Vicki Grafton… Rebecca and Danny’s Spring engagement in Central Park with their frenchie pup Abe. They currently live in NY while Becca gets her law degree and are planning their fall wedding near Becca’s home town in PA.

Photography: Vicki Grafton Photography | Dress: Free People | Hair And Makeup: Brides By S|B

Manhattan Elopement at Eventi Hotel

To know me is to know that I love elopements.  And I mean I love elopements.  There’s just something about jetting away to a cozy locale and saying “I do” with just your closest friends and family that makes my heart happy.  And this gorgeous Manhattan affair captured by Gaspar Photography?  It’s everything you expect an elopement to be: totally elegant, totally intimate and totally pretty.  See it here.


From Gaspar Photography… Patricia who is originally from England had since settled in Florida where she had another chance at love when she met Rick. His outgoing personality mixed with her sweet subtle demeanor made for a perfect match. When they decided to make things official they decided NYC would be the perfect spot! With a few close friends (one being her sister that came all the way from England) they were married on a winter’s afternoon in the gorgeous Eventi Hotel.

We brought the outside in on this chilly day by having the ceremony in the hotel’s heated terrace.

The couple and their friends hit the town enjoying dinner, drinks and a broadway show!

Photography: Gaspar Photography | Event Planning: Tammy Golson Events | Floral Design: Flowers By Richard | Ceremony Venue: Eventi Hotel | Hair And Makeup: SB Beauty | Officiant : Reverend Annie Lawrence

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