Vanessa and Thierry were married on a gorgeous spring day that began at the New York Palace Hotel in midtown Manhattan.
The ceremony took place at the St. Vincent Ferrer Church.
Thierry’s son and best man, Christopher, held the rings as they were blessed by the priest.
After the ceremony, we stopped at Grand Central for a few photos.
Vanessa shares her favorite moments from the day, “Pinpointing one exact moment that was my favorite is nearly impossible as the whole day was exquisite. Starting from the beginning, that first glance from Thierry as he was waiting for me by the altar was perfect. My next most vivid memory is my father’s speech. It moved us to tears hearing how proud and happy he was. Thierry’s best man and son, Christopher, delivered an equally touching and heartfelt speech and his daughter Vicky brought pure joy, comfort, and laughter to us all through the day. Our mass was extremely meaningful to us. My dear friend Rachelle’s readings during the ceremony were incredibly powerful. My maid of honor Tara provided us with so much love and support and an immense amount of laughter for which we were very grateful. I’m also thankful to Jennifer, my bridesmaid. Father Wagner made a beautiful connection between how our work serving and protecting others translates to how we will do the same for one another. His words touched our hearts. Also, The New York Palace and its staff went above and beyond for us in every way. Their kindness and attentiveness was unparalleled.
Most of all we were extremely blessed to have our families and friends by our side. Seeing all of the people we love and hold dear, gathered together, was amazing. We know we will never walk alone in life and are so grateful to everyone for standing by us.
Little French details added a personal touch to the reception, including Eiffel Tower place cards, Ladurée macaron favors for the ladies and Grand Marnier favors for the men.
The evening ended with a beautiful celebration with sparklers.
Congratulations Vanessa and Thierry!
Check out more photos in the slideshow:
Special thanks to the whole team:
Church: St. Vincent Ferrer Church
Reception Venue: The Villard Mansion, The New York Palace Hotel
Floral Design: Floralies
Beauty: Hair Styles On B Weddings
Make-up: Stacie Ford Weddings
Bridal Gown: Mariah By Christos, Spring 2014 Collection
Bridesmaid Gowns: Bill Levkoff, Rk Bridals
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Cake: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes
Cocktail Hour String Trio: Venus Ensembles
DJ: Aria Melody, Joe Dunn
Favors: Laduree Macarons and Grand Marnier
Transportation: Reliance Group Inc.
Invitations: Lavishly Elegant From Wedding Paper Divas
Photography: Jessica Schmitt Photography with Eric Swartz