December 19, 2014

New York City Wedding Photographer | Central Park | Angela + Rob

Wedding

As you might remember from their Rittenhouse engagement session, Angela and Rob’s wedding was a solid 13 years in the making.  The engagement session was rained or humidity-ied out more times than I’d like to think about but that was only because the wedding day itself gave us perfect weather.

I began at Angela and Rob’s apartment where they were both getting ready – separated by a sheet with Maggie, a 3 year old bulldog, granted access to both the bride and the groom.  Angela was a rockstar in the weeks leading up to the wedding, heading to Crossfit 6x/week and speaking in all sorts of Crossfit lingo.  (Truth be told, she was dreaming of the days after the wedding when she could indulge in sleep, nachos, and guac!)

happy-bulldog-facebride-accessories-with-gold-shoes-for-wedding-day

Her beautiful, tulle-layered gown was found at the very first shop she visited.

bulldog-at-apartment-during-getting-ready-for-wedding bride-putting-on-necklace-before-wedding-ceremony

Their Queens high rise has fantastic views over Gantry Park.

groom-in-NYC-highrise-apartment-before-wedding-ceremonygrooms-shoes-for-NYC-wedding

Angela and Rob shared their first look on the piers there, then brought Maggie into the mix.

groom-waiting-for-first-look-with-bride-at-Gantry-Park-in-NYC bride-and-groom-first-look-at-Gantry-Park-in-NYC bride-and-groom-pictures-in-Gantry-State-Park-in-NYC

Angela created the “I do too!” bandana for sweet Maggie.

bulldog-on-wedding-day-with-custom-bandana bride-and-groom-kissing-with-bulldog-puppy-on-wedding-day bulldog-with-bride-and-groom-at-Gantry-Park blush-and-grey-brides-flower-for-New-York-wedding

We gathered together and left for Central Park for more pictures and the ceremony.  It was so nice to have time to just play and wander around the paths for a little while before the ceremony.

bride-and-groom-walking-through-green-Central-Park-on-wedding-day bride-and-groom-pictures-in-Central-Park-NYC bride-and-groom-portraits-in-Central-Park bride-and-groom-closeup-in-black-and-white

Though the relationship had been going on for over a decade, the wedding itself was kept intimately small.  They decided to hold it in the picturesque Shakespeare Garden.

intimate-wedding-ceremony-at-Shakespeare-Gardens-in-Central-Park-NYC small-wedding-ceremony-in-Shakespeare-Garden-in-Central-Park

After the vows, we shot some family formals by Belvedere Castle.  A little girl locked eyes on Angela and was thrilled when the “princess” consented to take some pictures with her.

bride-photo-op-in-Central-Park-with-little-girlCentral-Park-wedding-in-NYC-at-Belvedere-Castle

We headed on to the reception at Riverpark in Manhattan where a larger group of friends and family were waiting to celebrate.

bride-picture-at-Riverpark-in-NYC

Angela has infused some adorable touches to the dinner party.  Each of the tables was named for famous couples (Fred & Wilma, Homer & Marge, Popeye & Olive Oyl).  There was a Haribo gummi bar with about a dozen different types of gummis for guests to take at the end of the night.

haribo-gummi-bar-at-wedding-reception-with-rings

A veritable feast (lamb ribs, beef brisket, sautéed branzino) was served to the guests family-style.

delicious-family-style-meal-at-Riverpark-wedding-reception

Angela also made the cake topper – her, Rob, and Maggie.  The topper’s dress was created from scraps from her own gown.

diy-clay-cake-topper-with-dog

It was a beautiful day for a wedding in the Big Apple.

bride-and-groom-pictures-at-night-at-Riverpark-in-NYC2

Wedding Ceremony: Shakespeare Garden, Central Park, NYC, NY
Wedding Reception: Riverpark, NYC, NY
Engagement Session: Rittenhouse Square
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Officiant: David Gallo, Ph. D.
Florist: fLorEsta
Wedding Dress Designer: La Sposa
Wedding Dress Shop: Wedding Atelier
Bridal Belt: Wedding Atelier
Shoes: David Tutera
Hair & Makeup: Ai Sakai, Ai Love Hair
Caterer: Riverpark
Wedding Cake: Riverpark
Dog Collar & Leash: Bow Wow Couture
Wedding Rings: Van Clef & Arpels (bride), Tiffany & Co.(groom)
Related Posts
Featured
Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Radisson Warwick Hotel | Maggie + Adam
Good luck finding a sweeter couple than Peggy Maggie and Adam. I dare you. Actually, don’t even bother because you simply can’t. They’ve been amazing from the first day I met them in the lobby of the Philly’s Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel to chat about what they had in mind for their New Year’s Eve wedding. To put it lightly I was psyched, excited, ebullient for their wedding and it didn’t disappoint. This is the couple who wandered around Rittenhouse Square with me just a few months ago for their engagement session.I’ll start with the beginning of the day. I met with Maggie and her sister, Katie, at Adam’s aunt and uncle’s house in King ...
READ MORE
[teaser] Katie + Seth’s Wedding
I cannot wait to bring you a full post from Katie + Seth's wedding at St. Anastasia's in Newtown Square and The Willows in Radnor from the other week. Katie was stunning, the flowers were gorgeous, and the venue was spectacular. Seriously. Seriously!For now you'll have to make do with this little teaser from their day…
READ MORE
Bucks County Wedding Photographer | Aldie Mansion | Michelle + Chris
The day before Michelle and Chris’ wedding was their 9 year anniversary.  That’s pretty impressive.  And, judging by what I’ve seen of them together, there are going to be decades upon decades more for these two.  Their wedding at Aldie Mansion in Doylestown (you know I love that place!) was chock full of fabulous, face-hurts-so-good smiles. Michelle wore a marvelous blush trumpet Maggie Sottero gown with exquisite lace and a flattering sweetheart neckline.  Michelle’s loose curls somehow held their shape all day and she looks positively radiant! Getting the dress on Michelle was quite the procedure and one of the most hilarious pa ...
READ MORE