Christina and Kenny were married at the Vista Sky Lounge in Long Island City. We also spent part of the day at Gantry Plaza State Park with beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline.
Christina shares, “Ever since we were dating, Kenny and I would always go to New York City to celebrate any kind of special occasion. Over the years our love for the city has grown and, since we got engaged in Times Square and took our engagement pictures in Times Square and on the Brooklyn Bridge, we knew we wanted to incorporate New York City into our wedding. So it was a no brainer to choose Vista Sky Lounge for our venue and Gantry Plaza State Park for our reveal because both have amazing views of New York City.”
“My favorite part of the day was when I saw Kenny for the first time at Gantry Park; it was the moment I have waited for my entire life and having the New York City skyline behind him was just the icing on the cake.”
The ceremony took place on the rooftop of the Vista Sky Lounge.
I love the way Kenny is looking at Christina as she walks down the aisle.
The ballroom was filled with red roses and some very special New York City touches. Apple cookies sat at each place setting with the name of each guest, and the guestbook was made of postcards guests could fill out and drop in a suitcase for the couple.
A new wedding trend is having an artist paint live during your ceremony and reception. Katherine Gressel captured a beautiful moment during the ceremony and guests loved watching the painting come to life throughout the evening as she brought paintbrush to canvas.
In true New York City fashion, bagels were included as favors! The guests were invited to take two bagels from the traditional bagel cart and fasten their bags with adorable bride and groom kissing clothespins.
Congratulations Christina and Kenny!
You can also see their engagement photos here.
Special thanks to the team:
Venue: Vista Sky Lounge
Officiant: Keith Gugliuzza from NY Marriages Huntington
Cake: Astoria Bakery
Band: Silver Arrows Band
Flowers: Flowers by Burton
Wedding Painting: Event Painting by Katherine
Invitation: Serendipity Beyond Design
Makeup: Carmen Noel
Bride’s Dress: Allure Couture
Groom’s suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt Photography with Eric Swartz