Allison and Brady were married on a beautiful October day in Union Square.

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Allison and Brady shared a first look in the hotel suite.

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wedding first look

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The rain subsided and we went outside to Union Square for some photos.

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Allison, you look gorgeous!

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w hotel union square wedding nyc

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union square wedding photography

The ceremony was held in the grand ballroom of the W Hotel.

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w hotel union square NYC

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Allison shares, “I chose the W Union Square because it has the perfect blend of old and new. It being the old Guardian Life building, constructed in 1910, it has much of the original marble and the beautiful ceiling lights. This classic New York ballroom, combined with the modern eclectic style of the W Hotel, was the perfect mix for Brady and me. Since the majority of the guests were coming from out of town (I am from Florida and Brady is from Colorado), I tried to include fun NYC elements such as taxi escort card holders and tables named after our favorite NYC neighborhoods.

One of my favorite parts of the wedding was reading our vows; it was so special to read these words we crafted from the heart to each other in front of all of our family and friends. I was so incredibly nervous but as soon as I looked at Brady and started speaking all of the nerves faded away, and the magic of the moment took over. When we turned to face everyone after the Reverend pronounced us husband and wife, I was overcome with joy and I remember squeezing Brady’s hand so hard because I had never experienced anything so beautifully overwhelming.”

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Congratulations Allison and Brady!

Also, check out their Greenwich Village and Central Park engagement photos!

Special thanks to the team:
Venue: W Union Square
Coordinator: Emily Lester – EM Event Management
Officiant: Rev. Jesse Hendrich
Cake: Butterfly Bakeshop
DJ/Band: Bud Maltin Band
Florist: Ariston Flowers
Makeup and Hair: Michelle Elise Artistry
Photography: Jessica Schmitt Photography with Eric Swartz

From views of the park through a towering hotel room window to an evening overlooking the Planetarium–this wedding is full of gorgeous moments. Jena and Rahul were married on a lovely summer day in New York City. The day began with bridal preparations at the Mandarin Oriental in Columbus Circle.

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The ceremony took place in the beautiful church, St. Paul the Apostle.

Rahul shares, “We had a lot of fun planning this wedding. Jena was the coolest bride! I kept waiting for us to crack under the pressure of wedding planning, but it turned out to just be lots of laughter! We wanted it to be a fun party! I cant speak for the rest of our guests, but we certainly had fun.

We loved that St. Paul’s and the Mandarin hotel are on the same block as our apartment, a daily reminder of the most beautiful day in our lives (also helpful when we forgot things the day of).

Seeing Jena for the first time walking down the aisle was amazing and very emotional and is definitely a memory I will treasure forever.”

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St Paul the Apostle church NYC

St Paul the Apostle church NYC

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After the ceremony the wedding party set off for portraits in Central Park before heading into the Museum of Natural History.

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Natural History Museum wedding

Jena’s favorite moments include a wonderful surprise toast Rahul gave in Chinese during the reception and she also says, “I loved taking pictures in the dinosaur exhibit. A fact about me that probably only Rahul knows is that I was obsessed with dinosaurs as a child.”

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Natural History Museum wedding

Rahul shares, “We loved how beautiful the venue was, with the outdoor cocktail space and view of the Planetarium. But it was pointed out to us (thank you, Krit!) that the Powerhouse was the perfect venue for us to celebrate our wedding since we met working together financing power plants – so we sealed our union on the site of the power plant that used to power the Museum.”

Specialty cocktails with Mexcal, grapefruit juice and jalapeño were served during the lovely outdoor cocktail hour.

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The reception was filled with gorgeous bunches of white and purple roses, peonies and unique geometric vases.

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Jena shares, “It sounds cliche but it was definitely the best day of our lives. A perfect day – much love and laughter. We are so grateful to all our family and friends, many of whom traveled great distances, for joining us to celebrate our special day.”

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Natural History Museum wedding NYC

Congratulations Jena and Rahul!

Check out their engagement session here.

Special thanks to the whole team:
Hotel Venue: Mandarin Oriental 
Church: St. Paul the Apostle
Reception Venue: Powerhouse at American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Catering: CxRA – Catering by Restaurant Associates
Planner: ever swoon
Hair: Pinned & Proper
Makeup: Jennifer Margaret
Florist: L’Atelier Rouge
Cake: Slyvia Weinstock
Cocktail Music: Justin Vance, Flutist
DJ: Beat Train Productions
Photo Booth: We Love Photo Booths
Rentals: Taylor Creative
Lighting: Levy Lighting
Transportation: Luxor Limo Inc. and M&V Limo
Videographer: Love in Progress 
Photography: Jessica Schmitt Photography with Eric Swartz

Vanessa and Thierry were married on a gorgeous spring day that began at the New York Palace Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

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New York Palace Hotel

New York Palace Hotel Wedding

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New York Palace Hotel Wedding

New York Palace Hotel Wedding

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The ceremony took place at the St. Vincent Ferrer Church.

St. Vincent Ferrer Church

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Thierry’s son and best man, Christopher, held the rings as they were blessed by the priest.

St. Vincent Ferrer Church

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After the ceremony, we stopped at Grand Central for a few photos.

Grand Central Wedding

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.

None of this day would have been possible without the hard work of my beautiful mother Christine. She took my vision and ran with it. The amount of work and time she put into this day allowed us to be free of any stress. We thank her from the bottom of our hearts. “

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New York Palace Hotel Wedding

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The Palace Hotel wedding

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The Palace Hotel

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.

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The NY Palace Hotel Wedding

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Vanessa and Thierry were very excited about their wedding cake. She shares, “Eating is one of our favorite things to do. I usually hate to share my food, so Thierry and our guests were shocked I didn’t run out the door with our heavenly cake. Let me tell you, I was tempted! Ron Ben-Israel created unique and lasting memories for our mouths! The cake was not only visually stunning, but one of the most incredible desserts we’ve ever tasted.”

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The evening ended with a beautiful celebration with sparklers.

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sparklers wedding NYC

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

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Autumn in Central Park is my favorite time of year. It is so beautiful and perfect for an elopement! With the help of A Central Park Wedding, I met Cara and Neal for photos all around Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Ramble and the Ladies Pavilion.

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Central Park Autumn Wedding Elopement photography NYC

Cara shares, “Neal and I met in Virginia in 2007 when he interned at the veterinary clinic where I was working. We immediately hit it off and several months later he was accepted into a residency program in Arizona. A few weeks after that, he asked me to move away with him and I accepted. After several more years together and a move to Las Vegas, he proposed to me on a summer trip to Montenegro on a little island off the coast of Perast. I, of course, said yes.”

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After walking around the park for photos, the couple met their family in Central Park at the Ladies Pavilion for their wedding ceremony.

Cara adds, “When planning our wedding we kept shifting between having a big ceremony and running off to privately elope together. After several more months of trying to decide, we chose to have a small private ceremony with our parents and siblings in Central Park.

We have both always loved it there. Neal lived right next to the park till he was in kindergarten and remembers it fondly, playing on the statues and catching crayfish at the pond with his brother. In high school and college, on my trips up from D.C. to the Big Apple, I loved spending afternoons in the park and always made a point to spend much of my time in the city there. With most of our family still living on the east coast, the choice was easy for us.
The ceremony at Ladies Pavilion was simple and intimate. We chose to say traditional vows as well as our own–adding a personal touch to our commitment to one another. The day couldn’t have been more perfect and it is a memory we will cherish forever.”

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Congratulations Cara and Neal!

Special thanks to the team:
Coordinator: A Central Park Wedding
Flowers are: Blank Slate Events NY
Viola player:  Musicians Services NYC
Cara’s Dress: Bloomingdales, Tadashi Shoji
Cara’s Shoes: Nordstrom, Adrianna Papell Jamie Pump
Engagement Ring: Blue Nile diamond and Tiffany&Co family heirloom setting
Cara’s Wedding Band: Tacori, Sculpted Crescent Collection
Cara’s Watch: Rolex, vintage
Neal’s Tux: Macy’s, Tommy Hilfiger
Neal’s Tie: Calvin Klein
Bouquet: Pink Garden Roses, Pink Spray Roses, and Pink Jasmine accents
Boutonniere: White Spray Rose with Jasmine accent
Photography: Jessica Schmitt Photography

Jill and Marcus were married on a beautiful day in TriBeCa. The bride and groom got ready at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

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Tribeca Grand Hotel wedding

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TriBeCa Grand Hotel wedding NYC photography

Jill and Marcus shared their first look right out in front of the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

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Tribeca wedding photography NYC

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The bride shares, “In the week leading up to the wedding, the forecast had been predicting rain, at one point an 80% chance. We were SO relieved that amid this crazy winter we had a mostly sunny day with temps in the low 60’s which enabled us to take outdoor photos (and was one less thing to stress over!)”

The ceremony and reception were held at the Mediterranean-inspired Thalassa restaurant.

Thalassa wedding NYC

Thalassa Wedding NYC

Jill continues, “The day has so many favorite parts, but one of them was definitely the first look, as well as seeing Teagan and Rylan (the flower girl and ring bearer) in their wedding attire. They looked so cute! Another fun part of the evening was during the Hora. We had stopped it and then re-started it because my parents wanted to also be lifted up in the chairs. Marcus’s parents also joined in the chair-lift fun. One of my friends said to me, ‘That was either the shortest Hora ever or the longest Hora ever, I’m not sure.’

The night went by so quickly and we were so happy to celebrate with our family and friends who came in from all different parts of the country to attend our wedding. It meant so much to us to have them there. We had a great time!””

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Congratulations to Jill and Marcus on your beautiful wedding in TriBeCa!

For more photos check out the slideshow:

Slideshow song: Thunder Clatter by Wild Cub.

Also, check out their engagement photos in the East Village.

Special thanks to al the vendors:
Hotel: TriBeCa Grand
Venue: Thalassa
Flowers: Bride and Blossom
Cake: A Simple Cake
DJ: Expressway Music
Make Up: Sissi Chan
Dress: Birnbaum & Bullock
Shoes: Nina Glynna Sandal
Earrings: Nadri
Rings: Heart of Gold
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Officiant: Rabbi Melissa Heller
Videographer: Milestone Video Productions
Photo Booth: Sweet Booths
Photographe: Jessica Schmitt and Eric Swartz

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