On Saturday, a snowstorm hit New York, and Alyssa and Joe got married in Central Park! Although the snow looks quite lovely, it was blustery and cold in the Ladies Pavilion by the Lake. All the guests passed around hand warmers as we waited for the bride and her dad to make her way down the path. Friends and family came from far and wide- Joe the groom is British- but the ceremony was short and sweet and very endearing, courtesy of the amazing Rev D!
After that, we had a short photo session in the covered Ladies Pavilion. You can see snowflakes in front of the subjects posing for pictures though, and that’s because the wind was blowing sideways through the gazebo! We got all the important combinations and then everyone ran off to hail cabs for the reception, an informal dinner in an upscale pub downtown on Lexington Avenue.
Although I love, love, love the portraits of the bride and groom- I think Alyssa looks like a snow queen with snowflakes on her eyelashes, and we got so lucky as a gorgeous cardinal alighted on a branch above the lovebirds- we scurried off to hail a cab ourselves, taking refuge in the historical society on Central Park West to warm up when it got really cold.
The happy couple made their way into the reception to applause with a champagne toast and a celebratory shot with warm cider on hand. And thus begins a marriage! I am so happy for you both, and I’m so glad you get to start this new phase of your lives together- truly together, one life, one continent! Congrats!