Weddings with a fun bridal party are always a blast, but sometimes, it’s nice to just spend a quiet day with the bride and groom themselves. Julie and Reid had spent the last few years living in London where they met, but when it came to celebrating their love, there was no better place than being close to home in New York City.
The bride and groom both started the day at the Andaz hotel with their families, including Reid’s niece and nephew who brought so much charm to their preparations! It was definitely a change of pace for us walking into a calm and quiet hotel room, which led to an afternoon of stress-free picture taking and strolling along the Hudson River. Without a bridal party around, the bride and groom were able to fully enjoy one another and spend a good chunk of their wedding day alone before seeing all their guests at the ceremony. And it was just how Julie and Reid had hoped they would spend the most memorable day of their lives.
It was a picture-perfect day for a sunset ceremony at Battery Gardens, with a gorgeous view overlooking the Hudson River. Being able to see the Statue of Liberty in the distance was such a treat for their guests who had traveled into Manhattan from all over the world! There was no doubt that Julie and Reid had been anticipating this moment for a long time, and soon into the ceremony, both were teary-eyed with joy. We even caught them sharing a quiet moment of sweetness in the bridal suite just minutes after becoming newlyweds. These moments are what make our job so special!
The party was a hit as the happy couple danced the night away with their family and closest friends. Although one important family member had to stay home in London, Julie and Reid made sure that their beloved “only child” was honored on their special day. So it only made sense that their tuxedo-wearing pooch became my inspiration for a special ring shot!
Congratulations, Julie and Reid! Hope you both enjoy your last few months in London, and don’t forget to enjoy a couple more afternoon cuppas and buttery scones while you can (smile).