NY Botanical Garden Wedding: Congratulations Jessica and Michael!

Jessica and Michael were married on a beautiful spring day at the St. Columba Church in New York City with a reception at the New York Botanical Garden. The day began with preparations in the suite at the Eventi Hotel.

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Jessica and Michael shared a first look outside the church just before the ceremony. Jessica shares, “My favorite moment was our first look. All the planning. All the effort. All of it was worth it to see the look on Mike’s face. To see the man I will spend the rest of my life with so happy brought tears to my eyes.”

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After the ceremony, we all headed to the gardens for portraits and the cocktail hour. A special exhibit of glass artworks by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly were on view throughout the gardens. We were able to take some photos with one of the dazzling pieces outside of the conservatory.

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Mike shares, “My favorite moment was a few moments in the late afternoon in between photos when the two of us were able to sit on a bench alone and just take it all in. That is when it finally started to hit me: that we did it! We were finally married!”

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Jessica shares, “For our venues, we chose St. Columba Church so we could be the fourth generation in Mike’s family to be married in that church. For the reception, we wanted something classic and romantic, yet a venue with its own flare. This is why we chose the New York Botanical Garden. We were able to have the natural beauty of the garden combined with the unique murals in the venue space to make this a very special once-in-a-lifetime event.

Once we had our venue, we knew our style was going to be classically floral themed – perfect for a spring wedding. Everything from the floral appliqués on my gown to the lush floral arrangements for the reception fit in with this romantic spring garden vibe.”

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Congratulations Jessica and Michael!

Special thanks to the team:
Church: St. Columba Church
Officiant: Rev. Fred Pelligrini, SJ
Reception: New York Botanical Garden, Garden Terrace Room
Caterer: Starr Catering Group
Cake Baker: Lulu Cake Boutique
Hair and Make-up: Once Upon a Bride
Bride’s Gown Designer: Bonnie Bridal
Bridal Salon: Glamorous Bride
Groom’s Tux: Black by Vera Wang
Florist: Bride & Blossom
Transportation: Luxor limo
Photo Booth: Iris Photobooth
Hotel: Hotel Eventi, a Kimpton hotel
Photography: Jessica Schmitt Photography with Eric Swartz

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