Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! I wanted to share this really beautiful wedding I photographed right before the holidays in Central Park. It was beautiful because it was an intimate affair and story between Anthony and Sarah, two people who love each other very much. Thank you to Christopher Duggan for calling me to capture this moment for Anthony and Sarah.
This was Sarah’s first time in New York and Anthony surprised her with a proposal and wedding. The day before, Anthony proposed to Sarah at Wollman Rink. Her favorite movie is Serendipity and he modeled the proposal and wedding after it. I am glad she said yes! The next day he had a hair and make-up appointment scheduled for Sarah, plus a quick stop to Tiffany’s to pick up rings and a stop to pick up the wedding dress. She had mentioned months before that if she ever got married this was the kind of dress she would want. Being the fabulous gentleman that he is, he remembered and when planning the wedding he called the wedding dress boutique and sent them a photo. Wowzers!
Tammy Golson, the day of planner, Reverend Annie, an amazingly warm and generous officiant, and I met Anthony and Sarah at the entrance to Central Park. Coincidentally, one of the pedi cab drivers there was the same one who had driven them around Central Park the night before, just after the proposal. Serendipity at it’s best! We met the pedi cab at Belmont Terrace and wandered over to the Bow Bridge for the ceremony. Rev. Annie did a beautiful ceremony complete with the Apache Blessing and the Hands Blessing. Freezing but still smiling, the two of them shared their vows and then we did some portraits. I loved how open they were; sharing stories of how they met, what she thought when he proposed and how confidant he must have been to plan a wedding for the next day. Sarah confirmed that it was perfect and she would not have done it any other way. A stop at Wollman Rink and the Plaza Hotel completed the evening.