Vincent & Krystie Wedding – Central Park’s Shakespeare Garden
When Vincent and Krystie asked me to photograph their Big Apple wedding, I was very pleased.
Taking pictures of the happy couple on their special day was so much fun. They had a gorgeous
and romantic wedding in Central Park’s scenic and historic Shakespeare Garden.
What a perfect place to hold an outdoor wedding! The flowers were in bloom and the sun was shining. The bride and groom were dressed to the nines and surrounded by their nearest and dearest.
This wedding had so much charm and meaning. It was intimate in scale, but big on emotion.
The joyous ceremony led to a wonderful reception at an organic Italian eatery named PALMA, in the West Village
The entire wedding celebration was a perfect example of just how special a
smaller wedding can be. Every detail was planned to perfection. The wedding and reception were
so New York and I enjoyed every minute of my wedding photographer duties. I was thrilled to
be a part of it all.
Vincent is a friend of mine and it meant so much to me to witness his happiness as he made a
lifetime commitment to Krystie. The love between Vincent and Krystie shone through in every
single photo. Vincent and Krystie are both registered nurses.
They have so much in common and they have great chemistry. They are a perfect match. Now, let’s talk about the wedding ceremony in a bit more detail. It was definitely a lovely wedding ceremony in a very special place….
Central Park’s Shakespeare Garden is Exceptional
This glorious landscape is truly the ultimate outdoor wedding locale. It stretches over four acres
in Central Park.
As you may have guessed, its name was chosen to honor the late playwright and
poet, William Shakespeare. The plants and flowers featured in Shakespeare Garden are all
referenced in the works of William Shakespeare.
This garden is filled with cowslip, lark’s heel, primrose and so many other beautiful plants and
flowers. There are plaques onsite which feature quotes about the plants and flowers. These
quotes come directly from Shakespeare’s plays and poems. This garden was established way
back in 1913, to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Shakespeare’s passing.
As you might imagine, this is such a romantic place to tie the knot. At the ceremony, Krystie was
radiant in a stunning, full-length bridal gown with sparkling embellishments.
Vincent was dapper
in a stylish blue suit, His pale pink tie matched some of the blossoms in Krystie’s bridal bouquet.
The bride and groom looked fabulous. I got some amazing shots of Vincent and Krystie with a
lush array of Cherry Blossom Trees in the background. The trees were flowering with a
profusion of baby pink petals. It couldn’t have been any prettier. Nature is so often the ideal
backdrop for lovely wedding pictures.
I also took some portraits of the bride and groom with their loved ones.
The ceremony was lovely. A cellist played and bright smiles were on everyone’s faces. In the
New York City sunshine, Vincent and Krystie became man and wife, amidst colorful tulips and
emerald-green grass. After the ceremony, there were so many tender moments between the bride
and groom, and between the happy couple and their friends and family. All of it was a joy to
witness and to capture on film.
If you’re planning a wedding and you’re in the NYC area, you may want to consider exchanging
vows in this gorgeous garden. It’s the perfect place to celebrate love.
PALMA In the West Village Is Spectacular
Then, it was time for the reception. Vincent, Krystie and their guests headed for PALMA in the
West Village. This restaurant is known for its irresistible organic Italian fare. At this gorgeous
restaurant, everyone enjoyed an al fresco wedding meal. The outdoor dining area at PALMA is
spectacular. For the wedding reception, a long table was dressed in pure white linens. The table
was surrounded by trellises filled with a dazzling plethora of climbing plants, fairy lights and
This was the time for happy toasts and touching speeches. Everyone relaxed and enjoyed the
restaurant’s stellar food and wine.
I got some great shots of the table, while all the guests were
sitting together. I also took pics of the food, which was so healthy and delicious. During the
PALMA reception, I took some portraits of smaller groups of family and friends.
I also captured
Vincent and Krystie kissing and cuddling as they had their very first supper as man and wife.
One wonderful facet of the wedding reception was the wedding cake. It was incredibly delicious!
It came from Magnolia Bakery and it was to die for. Known as the NAKED Confetti cake with
cream cheese frosting, it was one of the best wedding cakes I’ve ever tasted, and I’ve tasted so
Magnolia Bakery is also situated in the West Village and it’s known for its classic American treats. The team at Magnolia outdid themselves with this gorgeous cake. It tasted just as good as it looked .
Congratulation to The Happy Couple
Vincent and Krystie, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate you and thank you. Your
wedding was amazing and seeing both of you so happy was something that I’ll never forget. I’m
very grateful that you chose me to take your wedding pictures. I love the photographs and I hope
that you do, too. I know you’ll have a long and happy life together.
This wedding was so beautiful. It was a small wedding that went off without a hitch. Every
aspect of the big day was simply perfect. This wedding had it all, including the lush beauty of
Central Park’s Shakespeare Garden and the amazing ambiance of a chic Italian eatery.
Congratulations to the happy couple. It was so nice to spend time with you and your family and
friends. I will always remember your wedding fondly and be grateful for the opportunity to be
there, capturing every moment with my camera.