Confession. I love Karen Wise‘s work. Sometimes, I honestly wish I could hang it on my walls. She just knows how to shoot an amazing wedding. She knows how to capture every moment. Pair her up with an all-star team of Little Black Book vendors (Lion in the Sun, Face Time Beauty), and voila! You’ll get something magical. Something like this New York City Wedding. It feels like a classic little black dress, doesn’t it? Timeless, with a little touch of sexy. Uniquely beautiful. And perfect. For more of this beautiful couple, check out Karen’s blog.

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Uli and I are true New Yorkers at heart. I’m originally from Nebraska and he is from Mexico. We met at happy hour in the meat packing district. Uli charmed me for two years while, as most New York girls do, I played “hard-to-get.” He finally popped the question in an unforgettable evening in Baltimore alongside our new family member, our beloved French Bulldog, Oliver.

We wanted our wedding to be elegant, romantic and a reflection of our New York roots. We conducted the ceremony in our usual Sunday mass church on Park Avenue. The ceremony had an unmistakable touch of ourselves as readers shared wonderful scriptures in “Spanish-accent” English and we were joined by a diverse group of friends from multiple countries and parts of the US. In total, we had over 10 countries represented and a number of major and small towns across the US.

Our reception was small and intimate at a nontraditional space, the River Café. It sits at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge and hosts one of the most amazing views of Manhattan. Our colors were silver, black, and ivory which merged well with the city lights.

We were fortunate that our day went off without a hitch. Our wedding planner Anna from Just About Married was top notch and Luke at River Café proved to be a God sent. After a wonderful night we departed back to where it all started – New York City. Our photographer, Karen Wise, provided us with the most wonderful wedding gift, several thousand pictures of this unforgettable night.

Wedding Planning: Anna Leath of Just About Married / Flowers: United Floral / Photography: Karen Wise Photography / Band: Hank Lane / Reception Location, Cake & Catering: The River Café / Hair & Makeup: Face Time Beauty / Stationery: Lion in the Sun / Limo: Tran-Star Executive / Ceremony Venue: St. Ignatius Loyola / Linens & Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Groom’s Tuxedo: Hugo Boss /  Bride’s Dress: Pnina Tornai from Kleinfeld / Bride’s Jewelry: Michael F and Co. Jewelers / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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