Winter Elopement in Central Park: Congratulations Crystal and Michael!

Crystal and Michael came all the way from New Mexico for a winter wedding in Central Park! Crystal got ready in a hotel near the park.

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The beautiful ceremony took place on the Gapstow Bridge.

The ceremony was performed by Crystal’s best friend, Kathryn. Crystal adds, “We have known each other for only four years but it feels like we have known each other all of our lives!  She is so important to Michael and me and we were so thrilled when she agreed to officiate our wedding!”

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During the ceremony, Crystal and Michael had a special tribute to their new family; Crystal married Michael and gained two daughters and a son.

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Crystal shares, “I have always wanted to have a small wedding in NYC and I love winter! Michael and I got engaged in August, and winter was only a few months away! Planning a wedding in a few months from across the country wasn’t easy but it turned out better than we could have imagined. All of our vendors were amazing.  We got our winter wedding and were married on our 8-year anniversary!

The whole day was absolutely beautiful.  It was supposed to be one of the coldest days of the year but it seemed like the universe was on our side.  The sun was out, the wind had stopped and the weather was perfect.  I was so happy to have both of my parents walk me up the bridge. Seeing Michael for the first time that day was incredible. After 8 years together, I still get butterflies when I see him. Our wedding day was better than any fairytale I could have ever dreamed of!”

Michael adds,  “The most memorable moment was when I saw Crystal walking towards me as I was standing at the top of the bridge.  Everything flowed so naturally, it was magical.”

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Family and friends gathered at Brooklyn’s The River Cafe for the wedding reception.

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Congratulations Crystal and Michael!

Special Thanks to the Vendors:
Venue: Gapstow Bridge in Central Park, The River Cafe
Officiant: Kathryn Ebbens
Flowers: Flowers by G Bella
Hair: Liz Nevin
Makeup: Clarissa Luna
Cake: City Cakes NYC
Dress: David Tutera
Groom’s suit: Rothmans
Bride’s shoes: Betsey Johnson
Invitation: The Blushing Belle
Bride’s hair comb: Veiled Beauty
Garter: Bridal Special Day


  1. David & Judy Roybal says:

    Congratulations!! Crystal and Michael. BEAUTIFUL!! Just like a Fairy Tale Wedding but even better. You both deserve all the Happiness and Love for the rest of your lives. God Bless you both and your family and give you many years of blessings. Love You David and Judy

  2. Amber says:

    What a beautiful wedding! I love the photos! The one of you guys in Grand Central Station is incredible. We are so happy for your beautiful family and love. We love you!

    Amber, Craig and Andreas Hendren










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