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!)

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

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Their Queens high rise has fantastic views over Gantry Park.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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)
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