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All pictures courtesy of the amazing Kimberly Salem Photography.
We’re both expats (New Zealand and Canada) living in the US. So our wedding was the only time that our friends and family from around the world gathered in Manhattan to celebrate our marriage. We had 100 guests from 8 different countries and it was the first and possibly only time our siblings will ever meet. For privacy’s sake I’ve kept most of the guests out of these photos but the vast majority of our pics are candids of guests and we could not be happier.
We got ready in our suite at the W Hotel, then headed to the West Village in NYC for pictures, then to Manhattan Penthouse for our ceremony and reception.
Details: Our rings (Georg Jensen, mine are two separate rings that join like a puzzle) and my shoes. The W Hotel suite had lots of funky furnishings so our photographers went to town. The rings were shot on a mirror that she flipped on its side with my veil and a lamp in the background. The shoes were put into the wall lamp.
Me getting ready.
DH and I on the way to the ceremony. That’s the closest I got to a wardrobe malfuntion and there’s another (hilarious) picture where he’s totally checking me out.
This is one of the oldest streets in the West Village. I love the contrast of modern city life behind us. We also took pictures in a park.
Walking down the aisle with dad. The scaffolding in our venue annoyed me but I guess it wouldn’t be NYC without it.
Ceremony officiated by a friend.
Our cake. They’re called cake cups and we had 6 flavors.
We had “love notes” at all the place settings. Each guest had a different one. Some of the guys ended up using the clothes pins as tie clips. So cute!
We picked our venue for the great views it would give our guests, most of who were from out of the country.
And one last picture of my shoes, autographed by Manolo Blahnik.
It’s been a month and we are still beaming with happiness.
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Beautiful! I love a NY wedding! born and raised in NYC : )
I love your Hangisi shoes! Congrats!
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@canuckandakiwi: LOVE how everything turned out. You looked beautiful and I love the love notes, so creative! Congratulations!
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Love the shoes! And your bouquet!!
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LOVE your entire wedding, such a classic New York wedding with personal, whimsical touches. I’ve been obsessed with those Hangisi beauties every since I got engaged, by the way. Congratulations!
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Wow….. everything is fabulous.
Loving your puzzle ring!
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God, you look amazing! I remember when you were choosing your necklace, I’m so glad you picked that one, its so fabulous!
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Totally amazing! Your jewelry is seriously to die! 🙂
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Wow! Everything looks incredible! I love love love the idea of cake cups!!! Congratulations!
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A couple of more favorites/details.
Although we didn’t really plan out a first look, that was basically what happened since DH and I got ready in separate rooms in our suite. I’m wearing his sister’s veil which makes this even more special.
This is not our place (I wish) but it’s in our neighborhood.
Our kiss. We kept the ceremony and our vows fun and informal. DH said he was looking forward to being grumpy old people together and I said I was looking forward to being one of those old couples that complains that New York was better when we were young.
Since we really wanted pictures of all the guests, we had a photobooth (not an actual booth but there was a backdrop, props and it was properly lit.) I’m actually glad it wasn’t a physical booth because it allowed more people to get in there at the same time – we have pictures of 8-9 people in there at once.
Finally a closer look at our cake and flavors. We had lemon raspberry, chocolate salted caramel, peaches n’ corn, S’mores, honey bourbon ginger and Key Lime Cheescake.
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Love, love, love, love, LOVE!
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@misschickpea: Thank you! Amazing what makeup and hair will do 😉
I am glad I went with this necklace as well, as a few people noted it was better with my dress’s neckline.
@SunflowerGarden: Thank you! My earrings and bracelet were from a bridal set that my paternal grandmother gave my mom (so my something old.) But the necklace wasn’t right with my dress so I looked for something in the same color family. 🙂
Thanks both 🙂 that’s what we wanted to have our guests experience – a classic NYC wedding but with a bit of fun and whimsy thrown in.
Aw thank you! The love notes were a totally random find in our neighborhood stationary store when I was buying our guest book and I added the clothes pins to make sure they didn’t go flying of the tables. 😉
Thank you! We liked them because of all the different flavors and because they’re different from the traditional cake/cupcake setup. BTW my DH was born in Wellington 🙂
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- Wedding: November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful photos! Congrats on a lovely wedding!!
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- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
How did you get Manolo Blahnik to sign your shoes??!