While the temperatures outside might have been a bone chilling 17 degrees on the day of C & M's wedding, their celebration was full of warmth and joy.
C's mother contacted me almost a year before their wedding date and from there we embarked on planning all of the details of her daughter's special day. As the groom and his family are from the Baltimore, Maryland area, there would be a lot of out of town guests and we wanted to create a wedding weekend that gave the out of town guests a classic NYC experience while still appealing to the large number of "locals" who would also attend.
On Friday, the groom's family hosted a Rehearsal Dinner at Landmarc in the Time Warner Center followed by a Welcome Cocktail Party hosted by the bride's family on the Empire Hotel Rooftop. The Rooftop has a retractable roof that was obviously closed due to the freezing temperatures, but the space still offered stunning views of Lincoln Center and the Upper West Side.
On Saturday the wedding ceremony was celebrated at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, a stunning Church near the New York Athletic Club, where the reception took place. While the bride left a lot of decisions up to her mother, there was one thing she knew for certain: she wanted to get married at the Athletic Club, a building that holds special memories for her family.
Take a look at some of the photos from this beautiful wedding, shot by Craig Paulson Photography:
Church - Church of St. Paul the Apostle
Reception Venue - New York Athletic Club
Wedding Planning - LIG Events
Decor - Frank Alexander NYC
Photography - Craig Paulson Photography
Videography - Craig William Films
Music - Soulsystem Orchestras
Wedding Cake/Cookies - Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes
Hair - Elie Camoro at Fekkai
Make-Up - Morgan at Face Time Beauty
Transportation - Sharaz Ceema
Photo Booth - Oh Snap Smile