Family Heirlooms Make for a Timeless Wedding

Elizabeth and Daniel have several incredible marriages to look up to as inspiration for their own – both their parents and Elizabeth’s grandparents have been happily married for 30, 40, and 70 years respectively! Fittingly, they chose to incorporate little items from each of these couples throughout their wedding day, from a handkerchief to the cake topper. The result was a timeless celebration of love and family, planned to perfection by Cynthia Ross Events and captured by A Day of Bliss Photography.

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From the Bride… Dan and I were married on September 24, 2016, the same month my parents had their 30th wedding anniversary and the same year my grandparents reached 70 years of marriage. Plus, Dan’s parents have been married for over 40 years – we are so lucky to have so many great examples of loving marriages to look to!

We choose to get married in New York because we began dating and ultimately fell in love here in this beautiful city. Plus, I’ll let you in on a little secret – I had been dreaming of getting married at St. Patrick’s Cathedral since I was a little girl, so it truly made our wedding a dream come true.

Because we have so many marriages to model ours off of, we wanted to include as many things from those as we could. The cake topper was used at my parents’ wedding, the handkerchief I carried was my grandmother’s, and Dan carried his grandfather’s ruby ring with him the entire day. These small things helped us incorporate our families into our wedding day.

Dan and I like to read every night before bed, so we couldn’t help but sneak away to get a few pictures in the Yale Club library! Afterwards we continued celebrating and dancing, so it was no bedtime ritual that night.

Photography: A Day Of Bliss | Cinematography: Charltone Wedding Cinema | Event Planning: Cynthia Ross | Floral Design: Atlas Floral Decorators | Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara | Ceremony: St. Patrick's Cathedral | Reception Venue: The Yale Club Of New York City | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Hair and Makeup: Glamsquad | Band: The Touch Band | Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers | Bridal Boutique: Wedding Atelier | Bride's Reception Shoes: Stubbs And Wootton | Veil: Pronovias