Brooklyn Bridge Park Weddings.....More binding?

The Manhattan skyline painted in the backdrop as you wed is not the only perk of getting married in Brooklyn Bridge Park. According to the Celtic oath, Vows exchanged near water and over a stone are more binding, like turning mere words into Rock! What's better? You can find a stone from Pebble Beach and Voila' an unbreakable promise to love each other forever

Rainy day Spring Saturdays call for intimate elopements in Central Park.

Another awesome Australian couple, hailing from Sydney, tied the knot today beneath the pale blue trellises of the Ladies' Pavilion.  The park was mostly empty, aside from a few runners and cyclists, and the overcast skies made the lush greenery pop.

The bride wore a beautiful knitted cream dress and carried peach-colored French tulips.  The groom wore a peach tie to match and a navy suit hand-picked by the bride, complete with shiny black, geometric cufflinks.

During the ceremony, the groom recited the Robert Burn's poem Red, Red Rose to his bride.  They had four of their closest friends as their guests. 

It was a romantic and rainy affair! Let's hope they get to enjoy some beautiful NYC spring weather before they head back home across the globe, to Sydney.

Question of the moment: why are Australians so cool?! 

This couple flew, with their closest family and friends, from the land down under, all the way across the world, to tie the knot in Central Park. Those are their adorable sons in the background, pointing out all the "snapping turtles" in the pond.

But before any of the nuptials began, the bride and groom had to MacGyver their way through some good old-fashioned New York City traffic.  We heard the bwap-bwap-bwap of sirens through Central Park, and up rolls the groom and his two sons in a cop car (!!!). You can bet those two boys will always remember their parents' wedding. What an entrance! 

Despite her oldest sons' request that the bride wear a sparkly blue, sequined gown to her wedding (that he adamantly insisted she try on when he spotted it through the window of a downtown NYC clothing shop, and then promptly bawled when she didn't purchase it), the bride wore a beautiful beaded cream dress and lilies in her hair.  She looked absolutely stunning. The gold that the couples' rings were composed of was mined from the earth by the groom's father and saved for this special occasion. Talk about sentimental value!

Here's the whole crew, babies and all, before popping champagne to celebrate the newlyweds! It's like "icing on the cake" the groom said, of sealing the deal on their marriage.

Maybe we just need more Australians around to make America cool again! Joking...or am I?! 

Eloped NYC

We are a New York City based wedding officiant group who marries as many locals as we do foreigners. Couples come from all over the world and from all different states in America to get married here.

NYC is the second most popular place to elope in the the United States. Vegas being the first, naturally. So it's no wonder that we  fell in love with Eloped NYC

The reasons we love them:

  1. They know the coolest spots in NYC and will guide you as a local to hidden locations unbeknownst to tourists
  2. They organize EVERYTHING for you!
  3. When I've worked with them, it has been effortless chic. For me and most importantly, for the couple

Eloped NYC is a family of New York City photographers that care about your unique story and how you want it told. They come with a fresh approach to capturing any occasion, and pride themselves on providing incredible imagery that will last a life-time. They work in a relaxed and natural way, no stress or uncomfortable posing, to capture your day! 

 

Modern Fete wedding Modern Fete is a curated group of NYC wedding artists all in one place on the night of April 2nd.

I know this post is a bit delayed, but it's wedding season so better late than never! Last month, we were lucky enough to be chosen to participate in Modern Fete NYC: a curated group of NYC wedding artists all in one place on the night of April 2nd 2017. We had a blast! We met so many engaged cute couples looking for fresh fashionable ideas to enhance their weddings. There were so many  state of the art vendors in one place, our heads were spinning. From giant balloons with trailing vines  to a hair stylist that could braid hair so creatively that I wanted to kidnap her and keep her in my vanity closet:) The catering samples were palette orgasms. We truly felt honored to be a part of it. 

William Mason Photography

I was honored to be a part of Laura and Marshall's romantic elopement in Central Park.  William's photographs are stunning.  He is an amazing photographer who makes the magic and emotion of the moment come through in his photos.

Please contact him for more information
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Central Park Location - Strawberry Fields






In order to get married in Central Park you do not need a permit, unless you have over 20 people in your party.  The permit is $25.  For more information on Central Park locations, ceremony information and our wedding officiant services please call us at 347-699-6175 or go to our website www.officiantnyc.com


Central Park Location - Cop Cot






Cop Cot is Scottish for "little house on the crest of a hill" and is a reproduction of  one of the original wooden shelters that were common in central park in the 1860s. Built on a rock outcropping under a canopy of trees above the park's Center Drive, this location is peaceful and secluded and a perfect venue for a wedding rain or shine. Although it is easily accessible from the road, Cop Cot offers privacy and will accommodate up to 40 people.

In order to get married in Central Park you do not need a permit, unless you have over 20 people in your party.  We do suggest getting a permit for Cop Cot even if you have less than 20 guests.  The permit is $25.  For more information on Central Park locations, ceremony information and our wedding officiant services please call us at 347-268-1331 or go to our website www.officiantnyc.com


Central Park Location - Bethesda Fountain








The  centerpiece of Bethesda Terrace, Bethesda Fountain is one of the most recognized fountains in the world. The neoclassical sculpture, also known as The Angel of the Waters, was designed by Emma Stebbins in 1868 and dedicated in 1873, at which point Stebbins became the first woman to receive commission for a major work of art in the city of New York. Whether you choose to wed by the fountain itself or in the shelter of the lower passage with it magnificent tiled ceiling, this is one of Central Parks most loved wedding sites.

In order to get married in Central Park you do not need a permit, unless you have over 20 people in your party.  The permit is $25.  For more information on Central Park locations, ceremony information and our wedding officiant services please call us at 347-268-1331 or go to our website www.officiantnyc.com


Wedding Day Eats!

A wedding day is one of the biggest days you will experience in your life!  Big days often bring big appetites.  I've compiled a list of great New York restaurants for newlyweds.  Click on the names for links to their websites.

In Brooklyn we have:
Ici 

In Central Park:

In East Manhattan check out:

For West Manhattan: 

If none of these are of interest then there's always yelp.com as a good resource for restaurants. 
Bon appetit!


Michelle Edgemont-Florist




I worked with Michelle at Elise and Mitch's wedding at The Liberty House in Brooklyn.  She was so talented!  She had the best boutonniere's I've ever seen.  Here's a few shots of her work.  Check out her website for all of your floral needs.

Michelle Edgemont
Phone: 646-553-1594
Email: michelle@michelleedgemont.com
Website: http://michelleedgemont.com

Ring Warming Ceremony


Often times couples like to include a unity ceremony into their wedding.  There are many unique ways to do unity ceremonies for celebrations big and small but this one is a perfect way to include your guests into your ceremony.  It makes for a very inclusive element of the ceremony and further connects the couple with their loved ones in attendance.  

The idea is simple: the officiant makes an announcement prior to the start of the wedding to explain that the wedding bands will be passed around to each guest during the ceremony.  Just prior to the ring exchange, guests are invited to hold the ring and to silently offer a blessing or wish for the newlyweds, then pass them on to the next guest.  Once everyone has had a turn, the rings are returned to the officiant for the ring exchange.  This intimate exchange injects all of the loving energy of the couple’s friends and family into the rings that they’ll be wearing for a lifetime. 

Creative, inclusive and simple, this makes a great addition to weddings!