Katie and Michael were married on a beautiful September day in New York City.
Katie got ready for the day in her childhood home in Long Island.
Such a sweet moment between Katie and her dad.
Meanwhile, at a hotel in Manhattan Michael got ready for the day with his family and friends.
Katie arrived at the church in a checkered cab with her dad.
Katie shares, “Our wedding celebration took place at St. Anthony’s of Padua Church on Sullivan Street, which holds a special place in our hearts. St. Anthony’s is the first house of worship constructed by Italians in the United States, which resonates greatly with both of our families. My grandmother, Catherine Timpone (Grandma Kay), and her six siblings grew up on Sullivan Street and attended the St. Anthony’s grammar school. My great great grandmother, Christina Timpone, was an active member of St. Anthony’s and donated the small marble top table that stands on the altar to this day! My mom often visits St. Anthony’s and believes she feels the presence of her family all around her.”
Mike had a hard time choosing a favorite moment from the day. He shares, “This is tough! There were so many wonderful moments throughout the morning, afternoon and evening. Sharing our wedding with all of our family and friends in a city that means the world to us was so special. If choosing one, watching Katie enter the church and walk down the aisle with her dad, Tom, was my favorite moment. It felt like an “out-of-body” experience and brought so much joy and excitement to my heart. I’ll remember that for the rest of my life.”
After the ceremony, we headed to Central Park for photos around Bethesda Terrace, and for a quick NYC bite!
What an amazing way to enter a cocktail hour!
Katie shares, “It’s difficult to pick my favorite moment because the whole day was magical. It still feels like a hazy dream I had. If I had to choose it’s probably when we were about to enter our reception at the Boathouse. Throughout the day my sister, Kerry, kept reminding us to stop and be grateful since the day would inevitably go by so fast. The DJ had finished calling each member of our bridal party, leaving Mike and me alone outside the glass doors waiting for our turn. We could see the lights and hear the cheers from all of family and friends inside. We locked hands and we knew that this was it. This was one of those “grateful moments.” This was the moment when we were about to begin not only one of the best nights of our lives, but also the beginning of our journey as a couple forever. The cheers and applause from our loved ones as we entered as Mr. and Mrs. D’Ambrosio may have been the best way to start.”
Congratulations Katie and Michael!
Check out their Gantry State Park engagement session here.
Special thanks to the team:
Church: The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua
Reception Venue: Loeb Boathouse at Central Park
Officiant: Rev. Mario Julian
Caterer: Boathouse at Central Park
Florist: Cress Floral Decorators
Checkered Cab: FilmCars
Cake: Milkbar Weddings
DJ/Band: Tommy’s Tunes
Cocktail Musician: New York Ceremony Music
Invitations: Janice Nelson Designs
Makeup/Hair: Salone Di Capelli
Rings: Reflections Fine Jewelry
Bride’s Dress: RK Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: I.N.C.
Bridesmaid Dresses: Hailey Paige
Groom’s Suit: Giorgenti Weddings
Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Groom/Groomsmen Socks: Jimmy Lion
Videographer: White Tie Video
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt Photography with Eric Swartz