(Closed) NYC brides–help me think of rainy day photo locations!

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Ha, of course my firstthought was Grand Central but you’re right, Friday afternoon will be mayhem there. You’d have to check with them beforehand to see if it’s allowed, but the main branch of the NY library by Bryant Park is beautiful both inside and out, and could make for some great photos. Chelsea Market could be a fun, colorful backdrop but might be a little crowded. And the Boathouse itself is a beautiful location!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

What about the Plaza? Would you be able to take photos there inside and out/

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@hilsy85: I never trust the forecast 2 days out, let alone a week in advance! And I figured you could find a way to make the Plaza “on the way” to the boathouse.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

What about FAO Schwartz? 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@hilsy85: the forecast will undoubtedly change! I refuse to believe the forecast more than a few days out.

Not very formal but you could have some really fun photos at FAO Schwartz, and you’ll be in the area.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I was the same way, obsessively checking the weather. Our weather forecast went from a 60% chance of afternoon showers on Monday to 69 and perfectly clear and sunny on Saturday for our wedding.  I will think good NYC weather thoughts for you.  🙂

But to answer your question, have you checked out the inside of the Empire for potential spots?  From their website, it looks like they have some pretty cool spaces.  Also their roof could make for some good shots — I think part of it at least part of it is covered.  And since you’re staying there, they would hopefully be accomodating.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

hopefully the crazzzy weather we had last night got all of the bad weather out of the way for awhile. i got hit by hail!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@hilsy85: That’s so annoying that they have such strict rules!  I’m sure you are bringing them a good amount of business if you have out of town guests staying there!  Have you checked out available spaces at Lincoln Center?  I’m not sure what their rules are, but I feel like you could get some good shots there. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ok first of all, it is NOT going to rain!  the weather report is NEVER right! i went to the us open last week and it was 100% chance of rain – 100%! and it never rained 🙂

if it’s drizzling, but not really raining, one of the most adorable wedding pictures i’ve ever seen (from a not so close friend who posted it on FB, haha) was taken at lincoln center with the bridge and groom kissing and holding umbrellas.  i was really impressed with how well the photographer turned inclement weather into a gorgeous photography experience.

i can’t think of anything specific off-hand, but i just want to say that i do have a friend whose entire pre-wedding photography session on the beach was cancelled due to bad weather and her photog did a complete post wedding session for them a few weeks later. she loved putting her dress on all over again, etc.

Sorry that didn’t directly answer your question, i’ll keep thinking of places…

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I know The Cloisters is not exactly convenient, but would make for some amazing pictures.

Some of the buildings at the universities (NYU, Columbia etc.) 

Chelsea Piers

 

You can always pick up some rainboots and umbrellas in your colors and still take some outside pictures if the rain isn’t heavy

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